Juneau’s peace groups are re-mobilizing to protest the possible U.S.-led intervention in the war in Syria.
In a prime-time speech that followed two weeks of high-stakes drama, President Obama asked the American people to support a military strike against Syria, even as he pursued a diplomatic solution to the standoff.
It was just after 8:45 a.m. ET on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first jet struck the World Trade Center in New York City and the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history began. Nearly 3,000 people died.
President Barack Obama has asked Congress to postpone a vote on a U.S.-led military strike against Syria to pursue a diplomatic solution.
The arguments for and against taking military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians were laid out Monday on Morning Edition.
A few hours after finishing up a hearing on the Obama administration’s proposed military intervention in Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to a bipartisan agreement that would allow President Obama to use force against Syria, but would also give him a time limit.
The White House is working with Congressional leaders to shape a resolution that authorizes the type of military action that would send a “clear message” to President Bashar Assad and cripple the Syrian leader’s “capability to use chemical weapons not just now but in the future,” President Obama said Tuesday.
The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.
Though Great Britain won’t be joining in any military action aimed at Syria, it appears the White House is determined to go ahead — most likely within the next few days and most likely with missile strikes.
The Obama Administration has decided not to go after states with marijuana-friendly laws.