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Nonviolent pressure against Syria still viable option

By Frank Camelio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 04, 2013

~~<p>The Syrian government's chemical weapons attack against its own people certainly meets the criteria of crimes against humanity, but how do the proposed U.S. strikes against the Syrian regime stand up to logical scrutiny?</p>
<p>First, let's assume that the intelligence is right and that the evidence and analysis won't prove faulty as it did when the United States exposed details of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to the United Nations in 2003. If we're right, our intent to punish the Syrian government for its horrific crimes would seem justifiable, especially if we can successfully target Syria's WMDs and its WMD infrastructure.</p>
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The Syrian government's chemical weapons attack against its own people certainly meets the criteria of crimes against humanity, but how do the proposed U.S. strikes against the Syrian regime stand up to logical scrutiny?

First, let's assume that the intelligence is right and that the evidence and analysis won't prove faulty as it did when the United States exposed details of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) to the United Nations in 2003. If we're right, our intent to punish the Syrian government for its horrific crimes would seem justifiable, especially if we can successfully target Syria's WMDs and its WMD infrastructure. Login for more...



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