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U.S. lawmakers press Obama to take action on Syria – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON Reuters – Republican senators on Sunday pressed U.S. President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria’s civil war, saying America could attack Syrian air bases with missiles but should not send in ground troops. Pressure is mounting on the White House to do more to help Syrian rebels fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, which the Obama administration last week said had probably used chemical arms in the conflict.

… More than 70,000 people have died in Syria’s two-year-old civil war. So far, the United States has limited its involvement to providing non-lethal aid to rebels.

 

… The U.S. fears anti-Assad Islamist rebels affiliated to al Qaeda could seize the chemical weapons, and Washington and its allies have discussed scenarios where tens of thousands of ground troops go into Syria if Assad’s government falls.

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Do we even know who the rebels are? The fact that there are Al Qaeda type groups mixed in there should make all politicians think twice about their eagerness. If for some reason we do participate it should rest upon a multitude of conditions for everyone’s best self interests, otherwise, what’s the point?

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