Who's supporting a Syria strike?

Sep 05, 2013

Because this story is just determined to get worse, today the New York Times reports Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West. Heather Tal Murphy there wrote, “A dark insight into how many Syrian rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime.” Andrew Katz with Time Magazine said, “Video smuggled out of Syria of rebels executing regime soldiers. Wow.” Freelancer Jane Armstrong called it, “Stunning reporting.”

Marin Cogan from the National Journal turns out attention to Bashar al-Assad's Surreal Instagram Feed. She tweeted, “Instagram did not respond to a request for comment about its policy towards murderous, dictatorial users.” Corbin Hiar at SNL Energy wrote, “One of the nicer comments on Assad's Instagram feed: ‘I hope you and your husband die in the worst way possible.’” Divya Sharma from Reuters added, “Assad's Instagram ‘A close and uncomfortable look at the #Assad family, while they are not killing Syrian civilians.’”

Sean Sullivan and Aaron Blake find out that Prospects for Syria resolution are dimming in the House in the Washington Post. Peter Beaumont from the Guardian pointed out, “The ‘no’s’ keep piling up on Syria resolution in the House.” Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post went into specifics: “Last 48 hours, ‘no's’ on Syria resolution have gone from 34 to 85 in the House. ‘Yes's’ have gone from 17 to 19.” Tom McCarthy at the Guardian included this quote from the story: "There are now more than 4 times as many opponents of military action in the House as supporters.”

For one Senator’s take on it, here’s Rand Paul on the Syria intervention saying "Obama Will Not Get Away With a Syria Strike on My Watch” in PolicyMic.

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