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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / US / A Discussion (Part I) #1050790

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's decision on when to strike against Syria for the government's use of chemical weapons noted; details given about the evidence of a chemical weapons attack, the limited support from France and Britain and Turkey. [OBAMA - says we are not considering boots on the ground, but a possible limited, narrow act to maintain the chemical weapons ban.] [Secretary of State John KERRY - says the US has high confidence, so the question is what will we do.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The intelligence report on an attack, questions about what will happen next in action against Syria, the link of action to the U.N. inspectors leaving Syria, Obama's coming attendance at the summit in Russia discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Stanford University professor Fouad Ajami, CNN national security analyst Fran Townsend and Gloria Borger and The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about Syria. [TOWNSEND - calls this a compelling story about chemical weapons use; explains how intelligence has to be pulled together.] [DICKEY - states a position on why the actions against Syria will not have an effect; suggests a limited action will not promote Obama's credibility and Turkey could act to change the regime in Syria.] [AJAMI - reiterates we need to save the Syrian people, but this intervention will not get the job done; states the US protects world order: it is the burden for Pax Americana.] [BORGER - comments on the skeptical poll numbers.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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