Arms to Syrian rebels: helping democracy or backfiring on America?
- The Syrian civil war has been going on since March 2011, with an estimated 93,000 killed. Last year, President Obama had stated that the U.S. would get involved only if Bashar Assad used chemical weapons. Last week, the U.S. confirmed that this "red line" had been crossed and authorized weapons delivery to rebel forces.
- President Bashar Assad during an interview broadcast on Al-Manar Television on May 30. (Photo: Al-Manar Television via AP video)
- Our view: U.S. intervention in Syria nears, without a clear strategy
- Other views: The time has come for decisive action
- Here's what readers had to say to USA TODAY:
- Of course it will. We should not be involved, not militarily, not with arms or other equipment, not monetarily, not with advisors, not at all! If those people want to kill each other, let them. They've been doing it for thousands of years and will never stop. So let them kill each other. It's that many less we have to worry about.
- There was much feedback on the USA TODAY front page article "U.S. to help arm Syrian rebels"
- Here's what people are saying outside USA TODAY:
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