Friday November 27, 2020

Sabre-rattling on Syria carries political dangers for Obama

The US president's determination to teach Bashar al-Assad a harsh lesson has its risks, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC.

31st August, 2013
Barack Obama: Syrian intervention is fraught with peril.

An American strike on Syria could come at any moment. United Nations inspectors left the country yesterday and, a day previously, US President Barack Obama said he was considering a "limited, narrow act" against the regime of Bashar Assad.

The United States has at least five battleships in the eastern Mediterranean, which suggests that missile strikes from there are the most likely form of American reprisal for a series of August 21 chemical attacks apparently...

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