Area Syrian-Americans Weigh in on Overseas Crisis
Published September 3rd, 2013
GAINESVILLE- While federal lawmakers are divided on how to respond to the chemical attacks overseas, some Syrian Americans living in our area say the U.S. needs to attack.
The chemical attacks that devastated parts of Syria last month still do not sit well with Syrian native, Bashar Elsbihi, he says it's part of a string of violence that began in the country 2 years ago resulting in more than 100- thousand deaths.
China Great Britain Russia and the United Nations have all publicly stated that they don't support the U.S. taking action in Syria, but Elsbihi says that there is too much at stake to do nothing,
"this is in a way to stress that Americans are still the guardians of freedom and liberty around the world and if there ever was a war that America could be dragged into this should be the war."
Congress will meet on Monday and decide whether or not to attack Syria. However, President Obama doesn't require congressional opinion to act.
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