Contact Us
Make My Homepage

White House Tries To Gain Support For Syria Strike [VIDEO]

The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama’s plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria.

A sign outside Monsignor Donovan school in Toms River expresses the hope for a peaceful solution to the situation in Syria
A sign outside Monsignor Donovan school in Toms River expresses the hope for a peaceful solution to the situation in Syria (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

His administration says the government of Syrian President Bassar Assad used chemical weapons in an attack last month near Damascus, and that a strong U.S. response is needed to deter the future use of deadly chemicals.

Syria claims rebels carried out the Aug. 21 attack.
Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is set to make the White House’s case during interviews on five Sunday talk shows.

Vice President Joe Biden plans to host a dinner Sunday night for a group of Senate Republicans. And lawmakers should expect more phone calls from top officials.

Obama is giving a national address Tuesday night.

Lingering doubts over Syria gas attack evidence

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove Syrian government forces carried out a chemical weapons attack last month in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, but so far it has not made public any concrete evidence.

The Obama administration says its assessment is based mainly on satellite and signal intelligence. But multiple requests to view the satellite imagery have been denied, as has a request by The Associated Press to see a transcript of communications allegedly ordering Syrian military personnel to prepare for a chemical weapons attack by readying gas masks.

Open-source evidence does provide clues about the attack, including videos of the rockets that analysts believe were likely used. U.S. officials yesterday released a compilation of videos showing victims, including children, exhibiting what appear to be symptoms of nerve gas poisoning.

Some experts say the size of the strike and the amount of toxic chemicals that appear to have been delivered make it doubtful that the rebels could have carried it out, a scenario that the Assad government and its ally Russia have aggressively pushed. But what’s missing from the public record is direct proof, rather than circumstantial evidence, tying the attack to the regime.


**VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES**

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!