IPFW Panel Discusses Syria

IPFW Panel Discusses Syria

The U.S is still considering a possible military strike against Syria, after the countries regime, allegedly used sarin GAS against its own citizens.
 

The U.S is still considering a possible military strike against Syria, after the countries regime, allegedly used sarin gas against its own citizens.

President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday, presenting two strategies moving forward. 

The strategies are very different.  The first, is  a limited military strike against Syria, and the second involves a diplomatic approach that would have Syria turn over it's chemical weapons. 

 Along with political leaders, a panel at IPFW discussed these options and their consequences.

“I think the evidence strongly points to the fact that Assad used these weapons against his own people,” said Senator Dan Coats, R-Indiana.

Coats voiced his opposition to military action in Syria Wednesday Afternoon--but he also questions the diplomatic proposal.

“I do have some reservations about trusting the Russians.  What is their motive here?  They've been supplying Syria with weapons from the start,” said Coats. 

IPFW professor James Lutz, political science, and a panel of instructors held a discussion on Syria Wednesday afternoon.  Dozens gathered  at the Walb Student Union.   

“Under the current circumstances there is now a diplomatic option to the problem which is always preferable,” said Lutz. 

 Lutz says the purpose of the panel was for those in attendance to walk away with a better perspective and be able to make their own informed decision. 

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