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Secretary of State John Kerry further confirmed that there were two documented instances of chemical weapons use.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, were among those urging swift action.
President Obama has said the verified use of chemical weapons by the regime would be a "red line" and a "game-changer" for U.S. and international military intervention in the Syrian civil war.
The United Nations says the war in Syria, which began as peaceful protests that turned violent when Assad tried to crush the revolt, has claimed more than 70,000 lives.
"Children are among the ones who suffer most," Amos said. "Children have been murdered, tortured and subjected to sexual violence. Many do not have enough food to eat. Millions have been traumatized by the horrors ... This brutal conflict is not only shattering Syria's present, it is destroying its future."
Originally posted by Aleister
Thank Goddess John McCain made the stupidest mistake of any major presidential nominee in U.S. history by choosing an incompetent to run with him, and thus assured his defeat. If McCain had been in the oval office since 2009 the world would be in flames and pressure cookers would be the least of our worries.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by stirling
The only real shocking part is how utterly flimsy the excuse actually is
Even I don't by it this time.
My only concern is the civilians. Let the rest destory each other.