A U.S. strike on Syria could trigger a chain reaction of great proportion, which is something that needs to be explored very carefully before launching a missile attack. Experts are warning today that the implications of a missile strike could cause Syria or one of its allies to take aim at U.S. or Israel, according to ABC News on Aug. 29.
One of this nation's closest allies, Great Britain, will not to take action without UN involvement, which is a different message than the one that came from Prime Minister David Cameron a few days ago. Thursday the plans that Cameron had for an imminent military strike on Syria fell apart as lawmakers revolted and warned Cameron to "heed the lessons of Iraq," according to The Star today.
Great Britain will not act against Syria until the UN weapon investigators finish their investigation in Syria collecting evidence on the event that is said to have killed hundreds in that country. Fox News live claims the UN investigation may continue through the weekend.
President Obama did say that there is proof that Syria unleashed the poisonous gas against its own people, but he has not made up his mind on whether or not to launch an air strike on Syria. While he has not decided as of yet, the fifth U.S. Navy warship is on its way to join the other four U.S. Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean, which seems to indicate a strike is in the making.
The folks at the Pentagon are very concerned that Great Britain announced that it is not willing to stand with the U.S. at this time if the U.S. does decide to deploy an airstrike against Syria without waiting for the UN's investigation to conclude, according to Fox News live on Thursday.
Cameron had urged the world not to stand idly by over Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons, but he was forced to take a less urgent stand as the opposition Labor party and lawmakers in his own party were adamant on wanting more evidence before voting for military action. Cameron was forced into the awkward position of backing down on his original position.