US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering sending weapons to insurgents in Syria to push Bashar Al Assad out of power.
The news comes after reports of alleged chemical weapons' use during the ongoing conflict in the Arab country. But a recent poll indicates that many
Americans would not back the move of US military intervention.
A new New York Times/CBS poll released shows widespread opposition from US voters against invading either Syria or North Korea. This is despite
conversations coming from the White House and Congress that indicate the potential for bolder US military action.
62% of the public says the US shouldn't have any responsibility to intervene in the fighting in Syria. Only one-quarter disagree. At the same time,
56 percent say North Korea is a threat that can be contained without military action. A large part of the American public says it would like to see
money used for unresolved domestic issues.
So far, the Obama administration has not said how far it will go with regard to Syria. President Obama has reiterated that military options remain
open in Syria.
Some experts say that the polls demonstrate an isolationist mindset of many Americans who are unaware of outside influences contributing to conflict
The White House says it wants to engage the international community to take a position against the Syrian government.
Despite the Obama administration lacking support from the American public, it is reaching out to an unlikely ally. Secretary of State John Kerry will
be flying to Moscow in upcoming days to discuss the situation with Russian President Vladmir Putin. Obama plans to sit down with Putin in June. Colin
Campbell, Press TV, Washington.
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