U.S. majority oppose Syria strike and arming rebels : Post-ABC poll
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans... oppose strikes by double digit margins, with deep opposition among every political and demographic group...7 in 10 oppose arming Syrian rebels as authorized by President Obama in June.
Senators strike deal authorizing force against Syria
9/3/13 8:35 pm http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/09/03/senators...
Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement late Tuesday on the wording of a new resolution authorizing U.S. military force against the Syrian government. The resolution permits up to 60 days of military action against Syrian President al-Assad's government and gives US President Obama the option to extend military operations by 30 days pending congressional notification, according to Senate aides.
US IMPERIALIST SMART POWER
Feb. 2009 Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry, President Bashar al-Assad, and their wives, Teresa Heinz and Asma al-Assad, the First Lady of Syria,dining in Damascus. According to The Daily Telegraph, Mr. Kerry met with Mr Assad at least six times,... in a press conference he stated: “President Barack Obama's administration considers Syria a key player in Washington's efforts to revive the stalled Middle East peace process.Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region".
Aug. 2013, Secretary of State Kerry, pushing for a military strike to 'punish' Syria accused of a suspected chemical attack, called President Assad a "thug", and "today's Hitler"
IRAN & ANTI-US DOMINATION FORCES ARE THE CRUX OF US STRATEGIC CONCERNS...LOSING ITS HEGEMONIC GRIP
9/3/13 Foreign Policy Situation Report , Gordon Lubold