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Issue Position: My Stand on Syria

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My stand on the Syria unrest is that; I oppose any country's use of chemical weapons, and especially against their own people. The current situation in Syria has many moving parts to it, however, there are no definite approach to situation. Therefore, for America to take the first position to lob missiles at strategic targets, without validation from the United Nations investigation, this stance would have effectively given Al Qaeda a proxy Navy, this would have set the stage of complicating the matter even worse and would have drawn us into war.

Without the validation of proof; that indeed President Bashar al-Assad, did in fact release sarin nerve gas on his people and killing over 1400 men, women and children at the time the news broke out and then later it was confirmed that the Assad military had done so, however, under whose orders was this command placed under? If President Obama, would have acted against Congress decision to declare war on his own and without the permission of Congress, would have caused political ramifications that would have been devastating to the president. More diplomacy was needed before President Obama decided to fire upon strategic targets in Syria.

If President Obama persisted on going forward with this, it will be the greatest foreign policy disaster in modern American history. Albeit, the president, has the right to declare war without permission from Congress, however, in this case with Syria, there are too many implications and many other considerations to initiate diplomatically.

Therefore, I stand firm on my position that President Obama should not initiate military intervention at this time, until we have exhausted all diplomatic resources to hold President Bashar al Assad regime accountable for this atrocity of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The president, has the right to declare war without permission from Congress, however, in this case with Syria, there are too many implications and many other considerations to initiate diplomatically.


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