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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 02:35 AM

Poll || Most Americans Oppose Intervention In Syria Even If Chemical Attack Confirmed

Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria's government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria's civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.

More Americans would back intervention if it is established that chemical weapons have been used, but even that support has dipped in recent days - just as Syria's civil war has escalated and the images of hundreds of civilians allegedly killed by chemicals appeared on television screens and the Internet.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken August 19-23, found that 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it. That represented a decline in backing for U.S. action since August 13, when Reuters/Ipsos tracking polls found that 30.2 percent of Americans supported intervention in Syria if chemicals had been used, while 41.6 percent did not.

Taken together, the polls suggest that so far, the growing crisis in Syria, and the emotionally wrenching pictures from an alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb this week, may actually be hardening many Americans' resolve not to get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.543391

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Purveyor Aug 2013 OP
msongs Aug 2013 #1
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David__77 Aug 2013 #3

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 02:43 AM

1. the war machine must be fed nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 02:56 AM

2. And it will be

 

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MIC will make sure of it,

with support from the NSA.

Here we go again . . .

(sigh)

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 03:35 AM

3. That's wonderful that most oppose intervention even under that hypothetical scenario..

Obama should heed the people's will.

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