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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:40 PM


Obama Set for Limited Strike on Syria as British Vote No

WASHINGTON ó President Obama is
prepared to move ahead with a
limited military strike on Syria,
administration officials said
Thursday, despite a stinging rejection
of such action on Thursday by
Americaís stalwart ally Britain and
mounting questions from Congress.

The negative vote in Britainís
Parliament was a heavy blow to
Prime Minister David Cameron, who
had pledged his support to Mr.
Obama and called on lawmakers to
endorse Britainís involvement in a
brief operation to punish the
government of President Bashar al-Assad for apparently launching a
deadly chemical weapons attack last
week that killed hundreds.

The vote was also a setback for Mr.
Obama, who, having given up hope
of getting United Nations Security
Council authorization for the strike,
is struggling to assemble a coalition
of allies against Syria.

But administration officials made
clear that the eroding support would
not deter Mr. Obama in deciding to
go ahead with a strike. Pentagon
officials said that the Navy had now
moved a fifth destroyer into the
eastern Mediterranean Sea. Each
ship carries dozens of Tomahawk
cruise missiles that would probably
be the centerpiece of any attack on

More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/us/politics/obama-syria.html

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David__77 Aug 2013 #1

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:44 PM

1. Beuatiful picture.

We just needs to multiply that by 10,000 (the rainbow flag too)!

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