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Syrian Rebel Brutality May Stop U.S. Aid
A video recently leaked by a former Syrian rebel shows seven prisoners being brutally executed and their bodies unceremoniously dumped in a well after the U.S. decided to strike against Bashar Al-Assad.
The Senate approved the resolution to strike against Assad yesterday, and on the heels of approval comes a video showing the execution of Syrian soldiers by the opposition. The video joins an ever widening body of evidence that the Syrian rebels are as brutal if not more so than their oppressors and reminds the U.S. that aid may inadvertently strengthen Islamic extremists and criminals.
China has recently joined Russia in opposition to the military strike, and stated it will push up oil prices and force an economic downturn for the use if it were to strike against Al-Assad without UN backing. The Chinese deputy finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, told a pre-G20 briefing:

"Military action would have a negative impact on the global economy, especially on oil prices – it will cause a hike in the oil price."

G20 host, Vladmir Putin has threatened to send a missile shield to Syria should the U.S. operate without the authority of the United Nations. President Obama admitted relations with Russia had hit a wall, and that he had not set the red lines requiring a military response if the Syrian government had deployed chemical weapons on its own people, stating:

"The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons was abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war. That was not something I just kind of made up, I did not pluck it out of thin air….My credibility is not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important."

President Obama also made it clear that he was not interested in repeating the same mistakes made regarding the U.S. war in Iraq and would not base decisions on faulty intelligence.
In the meantime, Vladmir Putin took very little time in calling Senator John Kerry a liar, regarding his testimony at the hearing on the U.S. military intervention in Syria. When speaking  to his human rights council Wednesday, Putin said:

"This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans), and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad."

President Obama cancelled his pre-G20 meeting with President Putin just a few weeks ago, after a series of disputes, including Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
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Do you think we should intervene in Syria? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments down below.

Syrian Rebel Brutality May Stop U.S. Aid

A video recently leaked by a former Syrian rebel shows seven prisoners being brutally executed and their bodies unceremoniously dumped in a well after the U.S. decided to strike against Bashar Al-Assad.

The Senate approved the resolution to strike against Assad yesterday, and on the heels of approval comes a video showing the execution of Syrian soldiers by the opposition. The video joins an ever widening body of evidence that the Syrian rebels are as brutal if not more so than their oppressors and reminds the U.S. that aid may inadvertently strengthen Islamic extremists and criminals.

China has recently joined Russia in opposition to the military strike, and stated it will push up oil prices and force an economic downturn for the use if it were to strike against Al-Assad without UN backing. The Chinese deputy finance minister, Zhu Guangyao, told a pre-G20 briefing:

"Military action would have a negative impact on the global economy, especially on oil prices – it will cause a hike in the oil price."

G20 host, Vladmir Putin has threatened to send a missile shield to Syria should the U.S. operate without the authority of the United Nations. President Obama admitted relations with Russia had hit a wall, and that he had not set the red lines requiring a military response if the Syrian government had deployed chemical weapons on its own people, stating:

"The world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons was abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use even when countries are engaged in war. That was not something I just kind of made up, I did not pluck it out of thin air….My credibility is not on the line. The international community’s credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important."

President Obama also made it clear that he was not interested in repeating the same mistakes made regarding the U.S. war in Iraq and would not base decisions on faulty intelligence.

In the meantime, Vladmir Putin took very little time in calling Senator John Kerry a liar, regarding his testimony at the hearing on the U.S. military intervention in Syria. When speaking  to his human rights council Wednesday, Putin said:

"This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans), and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad."

President Obama cancelled his pre-G20 meeting with President Putin just a few weeks ago, after a series of disputes, including Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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Do you think we should intervene in Syria? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments down below.

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