September 2nd, 2013
11:28 PM ET

U.S. warships in position to strike Syria

Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence describes how the U.S. Navy is preparing for possible action against Syria.

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Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chris Lawrence • Syria • U.S. Navy
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  1. Drew


    This is a real bad idea. The American people don't want this and our representatives should listen to the people. Once we attack we will no longer be in control of the situation. It will accomplish nothing. It will not send a message, it will not hold accountable anyone, but will kill a bunch of people. If we do this people will die. None of the people that are going to die are responsible for the attacks. Don't do it!!!!


    September 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Bruce


    1. Where would we be now if the Preisdent didn't bring up cross the "The red line", regarding Syria. Would our ships be off their coast? What price do our men and women in the armed forces and their families have to pay for that statement?
    2. How come military attacks appear to be first and only option?
    3. What happened to diplomacy, summits, sanctions, blockades and political pressure first; and military pressure as the last resort when all else fails.
    4. Perhaps give Syria the option to give up their chemical weapons and other U.S. requests first.
    4. The Secretary of State said "no boots on the ground regarding the Syrian civil war in helping one side". Will boots be on the ground if our U.S. ships are fired upon, or if their are (U.S.) hostages on the land? No one asked those questions. How could Syria be attacked without them striking back and without us then responding with escallation? No mention that if we attack, our people are at risk. Possible collateral damage may occur and again we are then the bad guys trying to help out. At this time, an attack may just break apart an already fragile puzzle / tinder box, with no known repair solution.

    It would be nice to learn from history and try to return to diplomatic skills vs. push button missile skills as a first resort.

    5. Who is going to rebuild and provide support after the bombings and for how long?

    May a peaceful resolution be found for all...........A.S.A.P........please.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  3. Terry Latiolais

    Why is this just U.S. problem, this is a U.N. problem. What happens to Russia when they had a reactor problem and U. S. paided American money to help them to clear up the problem. What happen to other countries that U.S help to save their country? It is time for other countries to raise to the use of chemical use to kill women and kids. South America doesn't get mix into international matters? What about the countries that U.S, baled out in WW11, it is time for these countries to come and sent the world correct. Other countries like Canada, Germany, U.K., Japan, and the list goes on? The world is waiting the U.S. to pick up the tab for the world problems.

    September 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
  4. Lory

    Stay out of Syria
    Don't you think that is where Iraq hid all the chemical weapons before we
    invaded the country.
    What about all the killing taking place in Africa on a daily basis. We don't do anything about that
    But because this is near to Iran we have to get involved all over again.
    Can't we get Russia to do something. Let's work together to try to fix these problems. We don't have any more money to invest in other countries!

    September 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm |

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