If the U.S. goes in and attacks Syria

Source: NY Times:

If the U.S. goes in and attacks another country without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work?” Mr. Obama said on Friday to CNN, in his first public comments after the deadly attack on Wednesday.

Mr. Obama described the attack as “clearly a big event of grave concern” and acknowledged that the United States had limited time to respond. But he said United Nations investigators needed to determine whether chemical weapons had been used.

Kosovo is an obvious precedent for Mr. Obama because, as in Syria, civilians were killed and Russia had longstanding ties to the government authorities accused of the abuses. In 1999, President Bill Clinton used the endorsement of NATO and the rationale of protecting a vulnerable population to justify 78 days of airstrikes.


Categories: Americas

3 replies

  1. “bombing for peace”, why not, after all “bombing for democracy” has sort of a tradition by now. Like “we love you and that is why we cover your country with a boycott”. May Allah save us from the world’s ‘do-gooders’ …

  2. But what aobut current regime committing attrocities aginst its own population. US has might and let it to impose its will on Syria. This has been since long the tradition of the world. Might has right.

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