We have no proof he used chemical weapons and even if so, we are not the world police.
There are several dictatorships worse than Syria. If the crimes against humanity at the level Syria uses is the line in the sand, then we'd be battling a great deal of the world. Probably about 20% of the other nations.
We struck Libya and look at it now...
I'll bet we killed as many innocent civilians from collateral damage on that first day we launched 112 cruise missiles, than Gaddafi did in his last 10 years.
You warmongers are crazy...
Hope you're being sarcastic.
Besides. It's Obomba acting like a terrorist. Threatening other nations and bombing them from unseen distant locations.
How do you think Obomba appears to the average, innocent Middle east citizen?
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
Getting to Putin's point about the use of chemical weapons, has it been proved that he didn't use them? Again, this is information that average citizens don't have access to. None of the congressmen and women, after seeing the evidence, have claimed that there was any kind of significant doubt that the weapons were used by Assad's forces. That's good enough for me assuming that our representatives wouldn't want to mislead the general public in a bipartisan fashion.
Whether you believe that we should be supporting the rebels or not, Assad has no legitimate authority to demand us to do anything at this point. His credibility has gone out the window several times throughout this ordeal by torturing and killing children, indiscriminate bombing and shelling neighborhoods, and finally using chemical weapons somewhere between at least 1 to a dozen or more times depending on what source you look at.
On a side note, I do agree that we shouldn't be helping the rebels beyond humanitarian aid and other political diplomatic efforts against Assad. Many pro-strike/pro-intervention supporters argue that the majority of the opposition is moderate. However, we've seen time and time again in the ME that those in power often represent a minority e.g Saddam Hussein, Karzai, Gaddafi, Assad, and arguably others. So it is reasonable to expect that, though the extremists are in the minority, they are sufficient in number enough to seize political power in post-civil war Syria.