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Obama undecided on Syria strike as US gives up on UN

(AFP) President Barack Obama said he had not yet decided whether to strike Syria, but expectations of US military action hardened when Washington said a bid for a last-minute UN mandate was futile.

Political uproar in London meanwhile cast doubt on whether Britain will join American military action to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a chemical weapons attack should the response take place before next week.

And a team of UN inspectors pressed on with its hazardous work in Damascus, testing victims of the alleged poison gas attack, which killed hundreds of people last week and threatens to draw reluctant Western states into a vicious civil war.

… He admitted that the limited strikes envisioned by the White House would not stop the killing of civilians in Syria but said he had decided that getting involved in a civil war that has already killed 100,000 people would not help the situation.

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What kind of foreign policy is this!? Bombing countries just to for the heck of it?

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