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user-inactivated  ·  253 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

When Obama wanted to bomb Syria, I was against it. I called my congresswoman. Because he seemed to gloss over the investigation phase, diplomacy phase, and move straight to the cruise missile phase. That really pissed me off.

Then Russia came in and essentially stopped us from entering war with Syria through diplomacy and made Obama look really stupid. They showed that they could do something we couldn't do and get Syria to give up their chem weapons without military intervention.

But Assad gassed civilians again. The Russian plan was a failure and they can't be trusted to police the Syrians again. I support this action in response. That being said, it should also be the end of our involvement in a civil war. This is only a 'fine' to me that discourages chemical weapons. 'Use a chem weapon, lose an airfield.'