Count the cost of a response in Syria

2013-09-15T00:00:00Z 2013-09-16T13:50:05Z Count the cost of a response in Syria nwitimes.com
September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Bombing Syria has a hidden agenda. We all know by now that Iran and Russia are Syria's allies. Bombing Syria will open the door for World War III.

Iran has already said they will bomb Israel if the United States bombs Syria. This will open the door that Obama has been waiting on for the past three years. Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and if it attacks Israel, the United States will be able to launch a military air strike to destroy the sites at which Iran is enriching uranium.

The United States, Russia and Israel have enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world. Iran and Russia will not just stand by and allow the United States to destroy one of their allies.

I also believe the weapons given to the rebels will end up in the hands of Al Qaeda. Syria and its allies will have every right at that time to declare war on the United States and our allies. Obama is looking at this as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

North Korea and Iran have killed their own citizens for years, but no one has done anything to help the people escape. Obama should do something, but before he does, he needs to count the cost.

- Chris Washington, Hammond

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