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  • Experts Fear U.S. Plan to Strike Syria Overlooks Risks

    08/30/2013 8:52:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, August 30, 2013 | Anne Barnard and Alissa J. Rubin
    SNIP In outlining its tentative plans, the Obama administration has left many questions unanswered. Diplomats familiar with Mr. Assad say there is no way to know how he would respond, and they question what the United States would do if he chose to order a chemical strike or other major retaliation against civilians. That would leave the United States to choose between a loss of credibility and a more expansive — and unpopular — conflict, they said. “So he continues on in defiance — maybe he even launches another chemical attack to put a stick in our eye — and...