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US Admin Seeks Green Light to Respond Militarily to Syria’s Chemical Crimes

There is a moral imperative for this pacifist, diplomacy-centric administration to undertake a tailored military response to Assad's use of chemical weapons, was John Kerry's message to the American people
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

The path forward is for the administration to talk to congress, to continue talking to its allies and to speak with the American people. But there is no doubt, based upon this masterful speech given by John Kerry, that this U.S. administration firmly believes the U.S. must and will respond militarily.

Appealing to the left wing of his own party, a vocal sector that is virtually always opposed to military action anywhere, Kerry took a page from what most ardently pro-Israel people have been trying to explain to the world for many years. “Just longing for peace does not bring it about,” Kerry explained.

There was even at least a paragraph of pure patriotism, a few sentences about “who we are” and that we will “make our own decisions on our timeline, based on our values and our own interests.”

Finally, the speech concluded with an assurance that any military action taken by the United States will not resemble what happened “in Iraq, in Afghanistan, or even in Libya.”

“There will be no boots on the ground, there will be a limited and tailored response to and accountability for the use of chemical weapons,” Kerry asserted.

Despite this entire speech laying out the inexorability of the U.S. taking military action against the Syrian regime, the secretary of state nonetheless concluded by stating that “the diplomatic process is the only way to ultimately resolve” the problems in Syria.  There has to be a political, not a military, determination in order to move the region forward.

“The most heinous weapons must never again be used against the most vulnerable people,” were the last words, and a reminder again about why and when this administration is prepared to act in a way that seems to contradict what its own base would otherwise expect.

The use of force to block the use of a far greater, obscenely violent response, is the justification for a military response from this pacifist, diplomacy-centric administration.

 

 

 

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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10 Responses to “US Admin Seeks Green Light to Respond Militarily to Syria’s Chemical Crimes”

  1. AdinaF2boys says:

    LoriLMarcus Lori, whatever shakes out, this much is clear-http://t.co/DGgWAGWoWL… myself, fellow Israelis are battening down the hatches

  2. IRAN IS THE REAL CANCER. SYRIA IS ONLY THE SYMPTON. Rabbi DR. BERNHARD Rosenberg.

  3. CharlieHall says:

    BernhardRosenberg Not to respond when Syria has used weapons against weapons of mass destruction will definitely send the wrong signal to Iran.

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    Who do we need a "green light" from? Russia? They can't even make vodka anymore; Stoli comes from Latvia.

  5. Obama shows Netanyahu that Israel is truly alone.

    In Syria, Iran and Lebanon, the president’s decision to seek Congressional approval for a military strike is recognized as proof of weakness and hesitancy. In Jerusalem too. Rabbi dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  6. Kerry get out from your post, you are worthless, you don't understand the american public, "stay out".

  7. Chaim Szmidt says:

    Kerry, as usual, speaks out of both sides of his mouth. But… don't blame him, he's only following his master's orders.

  8. Chaim Szmidt says:

    Kerry, as usual, speaks out of both sides of his mouth. But… don't blame him, he's only following his master's orders.

  9. Keep it up. Israel is not a barracks, where failed States can deposit their mistakes.

  10. Saudi Arabia pulling the strings ?

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