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Richard Haass: U.S. is going to take military action against Syria

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 26, 2013 19:21 EDT
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Richard Haass, the president on the Council on Foreign Relations, said Monday he was almost certain the United States was going to attack Syria.

“Secretary Kerry went far out on a limb, both in the content and, as you say, the tone,” he told CNN. “So, sure, I would frankly be surprised and then some if the United States now did not probably together with a few other countries take some military action.”

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Bashar al-Assad’s regime of carrying out “a moral obscenity” for allegedly using chemical weapons against civilians. Kerry said such actions were “inexcusable” and that Syria would be held accountable.

“You’re probably looking at sea launch cruise missile, probably some airborne cruise missiles, but something along those lines I think would be the most natural sort of response for the United States to launch at this point,” Haass said.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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