Mohammed Alzoubi told ABC Chicago of his family. "They are waiting for the help and they've been waiting for the help for the last two years at least,"
Meanwhile Joe Iosbaker of the Anti-War Committee of Chicago said, "The United States cannot play a positive role in that country and certainly not with any military action,"
Abdullah Haj-Darwish of Oakbrook adds, word of a possible U.S. military strike in Syria is welcome news. "The Syrian people have been waiting for this action for the past two and a half years."
And, back and forth it goes.
Prof. Ian Hurd of Northwestern University argues, "They're unlikely to get the U.N. to approve this because Russia is opposed, so they want to get as many countries as they can in favor because they realize they'll be doing something that's dicey under international law,"
Hadia Zarzour, 35, who is in the U.S. for graduate school, agreed telling the Chicago Tribune she has mixed feelings about a U.S. strike because of the potential danger for her relatives.
Dr. Zaher Sahloul said, "We know that the regime will bomb … neighborhoods after the attack.
But he added, "No one wants life under [Assad] anymore. He had a chance to make reforms and people would have accepted that, but he failed as a leader. He participated in the killing,"