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As Syria War Escalates, Americans Cool to U.S. Intervention: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Reuters ^ | Saturday, August 24, 2013 | Lesley Wroughton

Posted on 08/25/2013 12:00:53 PM PDT by kristinn

Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria's government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.

About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria's civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.

More Americans would back intervention if it is established that chemical weapons have been used, but even that support has dipped in recent days - just as Syria's civil war has escalated and the images of hundreds of civilians allegedly killed by chemicals appeared on television screens and the Internet.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken August 19-23, found that 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it. That represented a decline in backing for U.S. action since August 13, when Reuters/Ipsos tracking polls found that 30.2 percent of Americans supported intervention in Syria if chemicals had been used, while 41.6 percent did not.

Taken together, the polls suggest that so far, the growing crisis in Syria, and the emotionally wrenching pictures from an alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb this week, may actually be hardening many Americans' resolve not to get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; lebanon; poll; polls; russia; syria; syriarebels; syriawar; waronterror

1 posted on 08/25/2013 12:00:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Obama says: The opinions of the little people do not matter.

He is speaking, of course, about Congress.

2 posted on 08/25/2013 12:02:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
This means the news media must redouble its efforts to support Obama's pro-terrorist policy.

Prepare to be bombarded with pictures of dead babies for as long as it takes.

3 posted on 08/25/2013 12:05:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn
As Syria War Escalates, Americans Cool to U.S. Intervention: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Americans (not enough, unfortunately) are smart enough to understand that Syria hates us and neither side will be our friend, so how can we justify spending one red cent, much less spilling American blood on them?

Besides, it's muzzie killing muzzie, so what could be better? It's the elusive "win-win" situation.

4 posted on 08/25/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes...but in doing so he is making the commie libs admit that Saddam had CW (which everyone knew at the time anyway, but their story then was Bush had lied). I am a contrarian on the Middle East, though. My view is Obamba’s lack of a clue and care is good. Let these places blow up and the dust settle where it will. Putin knows bozo is weak and will stare him down.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 12:11:20 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: kristinn; cripplecreek
NO.

MORE.

WARS!

Especially Wars to protect the Muslim Brotherhood.

6 posted on 08/25/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

No Blood for Muhammad!


7 posted on 08/25/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
No blood, and no more immigration.
8 posted on 08/25/2013 12:18:26 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: KC_Lion

My middle east plan involves pulling out of pretty much every middle east nation and parking a carrier group off the Israeli coast if they want it. with maybe another at the southern end of the Suez canal.

China would likely move in to the Persian Gulf but they will alsu inherit all its problems as well.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 12:26:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
China would likely move in to the Persian Gulf but they will alsu inherit all its problems as well.

That would be fun to watch, "But Wait the Chinese would be far more ruthless than the U.S." you say.

Yes, and so were the Soviets, and you see how well that turned out for them.

10 posted on 08/25/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

I served in Iraq I 20 years ago.

I have 3 kids.

I do not want them to serve due to Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan.

It is time those countries fought their own battles. If they want change then let them get it themselves. I am not willing to spend my children on people that do not want what we have.

God bless them, but we have done what we could to help. Now it is there turn.

If they don’t want us there then let us drill our own oil and protect ourselves.

I have had enough!

Call me an isolationist, call me a hillbilly, call me anything you want, just don’t call me to send my kids to help them fight an Islamic religious war.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: kristinn
The United Nations has a military, does it not? (And also other European countries have military.)

How many times have we been told by the left that we need to let the U.N. handle international problems?

Let them handle it.

Maybe they can send a strongly worded letter.

If we do anything, we'll be met with rage and hatred by both sides.

It's a no win situation.

12 posted on 08/25/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: kristinn

The sheeple are cool with fighting for the Al Quaeda President.


13 posted on 08/25/2013 12:39:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: vg0va3

I’ll call you a Wise Man (or Woman, can’t tell by your screen name). Thanks for your service.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 12:41:46 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: kristinn
LBJ went from being a so called great president with the liberals with his war on poverty, which is still being lost, to one of the worse presidents ever after he deepened the Nam War.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 12:46:22 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Now would be a good time to run a poll. “do you think that Syrias WMD came from Iraq?

Really screw with Obama’s head.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: kristinn

Folks don’t tell me you have forgotten what Benghazi was all about? He has the blood of all these people in Libya and Syria on his hands.


17 posted on 08/25/2013 1:43:36 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: kristinn

I suspects Americans have been conned enough times in the last 20+ years — by Democrats and Republicans alike — that they don’t really give a damn what happens over there.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 2:05:18 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: kristinn

I, for one, am against any intervention. There simply is nothing to be won with way too many lives to be lost on our side, along with way too much money to be lost.

This is a Muslim problem - let them solve it.


19 posted on 08/25/2013 2:58:31 PM PDT by relentlessly
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To: relentlessly

This reminds me of the Serbian/Kosovo mess some 20 years ago. We were told it was genocide and America and Britain went in on the side of Muslim extremists. Which led to a creation of a Muslim failed basket case state in Eastern Europe and a training ground for terrorists.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz
This reminds me of the Serbian/Kosovo mess some 20 years ago

Hopefully this time, the Russians beat us there.

21 posted on 08/25/2013 5:45:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ciexyz; dfwgator

Yep!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/world/air-war-in-kosovo-seen-as-precedent-in-possible-response-to-syria-chemical-attack.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


22 posted on 08/25/2013 7:35:33 PM PDT by Dragonfly
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23 posted on 08/25/2013 7:38:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

I find it exceedingly odd that Assad supposedly chem-ed his own people on the day UN weapons inspectors were due, and then what, hours later, the UN Security Council had n emergency meeting. It is all so bizarre.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

We give the fox Muslim brothers the keys to the US hen house so they will not attack us, we hope. This is the china policy Nixon detente waged by looting libs. Of course they also jumped on the “stimulus” language to allow foreign aid and obamacare monsters.

Now Egypt is switching on us. Got to please the Moslem brothers in the White House and attempt giving them Syria.


25 posted on 08/25/2013 8:26:52 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: Grampa Dave

When going to Afghanistan, I kid you not, sycophant Ozero officers made us a speech about waging LBJs war of poverty in Afghanistan ... It’s all lib programs. Completely stupid, Vietnam ROE included. It was amploymto help commits.


26 posted on 08/25/2013 8:32:26 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: lavaroise

“When going to Afghanistan, I kid you not, sycophant Ozero officers made us a speech about waging LBJs war of poverty in Afghanistan.”

I thank the good Lord that no family members nor friends are in our military with the left wingers running/ruining the military.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 8:30:12 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: kristinn

The untold story here is that they’ve found the chemical weapons from Saddam which the left denied ever existed. What we don’t know is if Assad or the Al Qaida backed rebels used them.


28 posted on 08/26/2013 9:21:44 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kristinn

Hmmmmmmmm. Who could the 9% be?


29 posted on 08/26/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He is speaking, of course, about Congress.

He has Congress on his side, he has people like McCain and Gayham on his side, what does he care? Outside of a small handful of Republicans, the rest of the GOP is fully in support of an attack on Syria, simply by doing nothing to oppose it.
30 posted on 08/26/2013 12:53:39 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: kristinn

Where is Code Pink? Where is Cindy Sheehan? Where is Medea Benjamin? Not a peep from any of them. Guess this “war” is different.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 1:08:43 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: KC_Lion

AMEN!


32 posted on 08/26/2013 1:09:09 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: kristinn
AMAZING how quiet the Anti-War liberal left is on yet another pending undeclared war by the Peace Prize President Obozo Liar, isn't it??

LBJ went from being a so called great president with the liberals with his war on poverty, which is still being lost, to one of the worse presidents ever after he deepened the Nam War because of the so called Gulf of Tonkin event.

Now, Obozo Liar appears to be following in the footsteps of LBJ with his lies about Assad and Syria, while covering for the Muslim Brotherhood Thugs and al Queda in Syria.

"Obozo Liar is drawing us in and he will go with or without the consent of the Congress and the Consent of the Governed. This could be an impeachable act if he botches it and was not legally covered. What's it to him if a few US pilots get shot down, some guys get seriously injured in the cruise missile prep on our ships, Americans citizens are kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut,, US Embassy and consulates across the Middle East are MANPAD-ed with major strikes, and otherwise all hell breaks loose. Domestically, he can get NSA, Obozo care, Fox News wiretap-gate, IRS-gate and Benghazi off the front pages."

If Obozo Liar decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qaeda. Quite an alliance! The Islamic thugs/serial killers, who slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans on 9/11, will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago.

33 posted on 08/28/2013 8:03:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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