August 30th, 2013
04:05 AM ET

UK, U.N. and U.S. get jitters over Syria

Going it alone against the Syrian government is not what President Barack Obama wants, U.S. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel said Friday.  But that scenario is looking more and more likely.

A day earlier, the United States' closest ally, Great Britain, backed out of a possible coalition. A U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria ended in deadlock, and in the U.S. Congress, doubts about military intervention are making the rounds.  

Skeptics are invoking Iraq, where the United States government under President George W. Bush marched to war based on a thin claim that former dictator Saddam Hussein was harboring weapons of mass destruction.

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  1. Zionist World Banker

    All part of my plan.

    August 31, 2013 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank

      Post review: Blocked once again by the Communist News Network

      August 31, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Ha Ha, I just happened to look in on this thread to see what everyone was saying and I see this ! Why don't reveal who you are and I believe all here will give your statement more validity . You fool, I don't live at Cnn anymore .

    August 31, 2013 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    WHY? Is it that WE, the U.S.A., are always the ones that must do something? Everyone else is yelling & screaming BUT do not want to get involved. TALK is cheap, actions speak volumes! IF these neighboring countries are content to just talk that should tell us to do the same! WE continue to experience many, unsolved problems in OUR OWN country, yet we CAN'T keep our noses out of other peoples business! We need to stay out of this one!!!

    August 31, 2013 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Patricia A. Smith

      Where is the UN in all of this? Why are we not looking to them to intervene in these human rights violations?

      September 1, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry Lynch

      They are killing each other where's the problem? Why would we want to send our young people there and give them a different target.

      September 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Forgot how to spell your name @ Kenny Rogers? Lol

    August 31, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kenny Roggers

    Back atcha!

    August 31, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kenny Roggers

    Likewise pretty lady.

    August 31, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    I hope you are having a splendid day and long weekend KR.

    August 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Time to start calling your state representative and let your voice be heard!!!

    August 31, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
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