Syria: what do we do?
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Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike: Our view

Syrian chemical attack demands precise strike: Our view | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it

But don't get drawn into multisided civil war.

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Bipartisan Senate group seeks to block military funds to Syria

Bipartisan Senate group seeks to block military funds to Syria | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Senators seek to block military funds to Syria
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US Taliban move prompts Afghan ire

US Taliban move prompts Afghan ire | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
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Arming Syria's rebels not the answer, here's what US must do

Arming Syria's rebels not the answer, here's what US must do | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Arming pro-Western rebels in Syria would give them a major assist, but it is unlikely to change the final outcome.
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Syria, Russia push back over U.S. chemical weapons claims

Syria, Russia push back over U.S. chemical weapons claims | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
The world has made clear that any use of chemical weapons in Syria is "completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law," NATO chief said Friday.
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As you watch, briefly write down facts that you learn.
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Then, click on this link to look at recent polling data. What do you see? What is the message that these polls send?

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Helping Syrian rebels a dangerous risk

Helping Syrian rebels a dangerous risk | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Sen. Rand Paul says the U.S. should learn from its history of often picking the wrong side in Mideast conflicts and not support the Syrian rebels.
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What is Senator Paul's position on Syria? Should we go or not?
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Outsiders have no tool to fix Syria: Opposing view

Outsiders have no tool to fix Syria: Opposing view | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Latest violence, though tragic, doesn't directly threaten USA.
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Charles B. Rangel: Obama's Syria plan has many dangers

Charles B. Rangel: Obama's Syria plan has many dangers | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
A larger American role in the conflict is likely to provoke internal and regional backlash.
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What's Obama's endgame after we arm Syria's rebels?

What's Obama's endgame after we arm Syria's rebels? | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
When it comes to arming Syria, deposing a mass murderer in favor of jihadists committed to holy war against America and the West is like choosing a firing squad over the guillotine.
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The assignment: Once you have watched the videos, read the articles, and taken your notes, answer the question below:

If you are President Obama, what actions does the United States take in Syria? Use information from these sources to support your position in a well-written paragraph. Pretend that you are speaking to the nation and be sure that your points are clear.


Here is an example to follow: http://youtu.be/tgCeFXeuE4U

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Rep. Mike Rogers talks chemical weapons in Syria, NSA leaker

Rep. Mike Rogers talks chemical weapons in Syria, NSA leaker | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it

Watch the video for the first four minutes. As you do, listen for and jot down what you think Rep. Rogers believes that US needs to be doing. 

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McCain: Syria trip intensified feelings - CNN.com Video

Sen. John McCain says meeting victims of the humanitarian crisis in Syria has intensified his stance on the conflict.
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What do you believe that Senator McCain wants the USA to do?
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Time for U.S. action in Syria: Column

Time for U.S. action in Syria: Column | Syria: what do we do? | Scoop.it
Simply pulling the covers over our eyes and hoping for the best is not an acceptable policy for the most powerful nation on Earth.
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How do you feel about Rep. Roger's position, after reading his column?
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