Possible repercussions if U.S. Congress okays U.S. military action in Syria

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Syria is a country in turmoil. It's under a revolution where the rebels want the government toppled. Armed groups with various political and religious persuasions on both government and rebel sides are fighting each other for supremacy, resulting in the death toll of so much including civilians. It would be better for countries who are taking part as well as those who are planning to do so to leave Syria to chart its own destiny.

Syria's crusading minister for peace

Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad seeks for a dialogue with the U.S. as the U.S, Congress contemplates military strike against his government. Interviewed in Damascus, he told the Wall Street Journal at his office on Tuesday. "We love the American people, we have millions of Americans of Arab origin including Syrians and we do not want wars with the United States," he said. Faisal al-Mekdad served as his country's envoy to the United Nations in New York from 2003 to 2006.

Mr Mekdad's analysis of possible repercussions

He favors reconciliation, but warned of the repercussions of a U.S. attack on Syria. He said Damascus would strike back not only at Israel, but also at Jordan and Turkey if they take part in any U.S.-led operation.
He also said military action would strengthen extremist rebel factions affiliated with al Qaeda. On the Damascus suburbs assault on Aug. 21, where samples of sarin showed positive results from 1,429 civilian victims, including more than 400 children, Mr. Mekdad explained it this way:

Mekdad: Opposition rebels did the Aug. 21 attack with "sarin."

It was the opposition rebels who unleashed chemical weapons on their own areas in the Damascus suburbs on Aug. 21, after the Syrian military launched a major operation on several fronts to prevent rebels from attacking the capital, which is under regime control.
Mr. Mekdad said they cannot ignore the suffering of the entire Syrian people and went on to blame those criminal gangs in Syria, the armed groups, have falsified the events in Syria since the beginning.

Mekdad: Syria's 2 main allies

Mr. Mekdad said Syria's two main allies, Iran and Russia, would stand by the regime in the face of any U.S. action.
"We are being supplied until this minute with Russian arms to defend ourselves," he said.
He said Tehran, which backs the Assad regime and the Hezbollah militia in neighboring Lebanon, would intervene to help Syria because Iran's fundamental strategic interests would be at stake.
The Syrian official warned Jordan and Turkey to think twice before leaping. Jordan and Turkey are two of America's top allies in the region,
Growing number of refugees

Growing number of refugees

A U.N. official said Tuesday 2 million plus people have fled the recent fighting in Syria, and the number of refugees is expected to reach 3.5 million by the end of the year. If conflict escalates fanned perhaps by the looming U.S, military intervention more displaced people would then be expected.

Oil price hike as a consequence

Lately Moscow forces reported the launch of 2 ballistic objects in the Mediterranean, raising the false alarm of a surprise attack on Syria that triggers oil prices to soar. It was explained later on that an Israeli troops had fired a missile used as target during an exercise with U.S. forces. If a target practice can push oil prices up, how much more if U.S. and other troops intervene?

Majority of Americans don't like military intervention in the Syrian crisis

After a closed-door meeting attended by U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane and the 37 U.N. member states tasked to investigate the August 21 poison gas attack, Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said, “Who asked Mr. Obama to be the bully of the world?”
Do Americans like the administration to take part in a war where the use of sarin and other substance are used as a weapon. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, some 56 % of those included in survey said the United States should not intervene in Syria, while only 19 % supported the proposed action.

Photo credit: 1) Minister Mekdad @google.com; 2) war in Damascus @rawstory.com; 3) Aug 21, 2013 "sarin" assault victims in Damascus @dailymail.co.uk; 4) Russian arms for Syria @bbc.co.uk; 5) Syrian evacuees ...@dw.de/; 6) oil price hike poster @google.com ; 7) stay-out-of-Syria poster @ swamplandTime.com;

Sources:
• Syrian Official Seeks Dialogue …here.• Obama wins backing for Syria strike …here.

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author avatar M G Singh
6th Sep 2013 (#)

Well written with good analysis.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Sep 2013 (#)

Good share. These adventures will prove never ending for US. The common citizens will again be subjugated by another powerful few and anarchy will follow. Democracy cannot be airdropped like bombs as the culture is different - siva

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author avatar n.c.radomes
12th Sep 2013 (#)

Johnnydod, thanks for the moderation and the star.
Madan, My spirit uplifted by your comment.
Siva, thanks for a convincing analysis.

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