Poll Results: Should the US Strike Syria Over Chemical Weapons?

Demonstrators in NY oppose a U.S. airstrike on Syria over the use of chemical weapons (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Demonstrators in NY oppose a U.S. airstrike on Syria over Syria’s use of chemical weapons (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At least 42 people choked to death after a Syrian regime airstrike on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7. Experts believe the attack involved chemical weapons.

In response, U.S. President Donald Trump said that Syria would pay a “big price” for the attack. On Wednesday, April 11, Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

While reporting the strike, we asked our readers if the U.S. should strike Syria over Assad’s chemical weapons attack.

Here are the results of our poll. Comments follow:

  • Yes                  34.1 percent
  • No                   58.5 percent
  • Maybe             2.4 percent
  • Don’t know      4.9 percent

 

Comments:

Regardless of the weapons, they are killing women and children, bomb Assad.

It’s been planned since January. False flag for the terrorist to get others involved.

We had better be 100% sure there was an attack (not a staged one) and that if there was one, who exactly carried it out. Removing a dictator from power on faulty intelligence and leaving a power vacuum is a mistake we must not repeat!

Only if they’re 100% sure the rebels didn’t have a hand in this. It wouldn’t be the first time someone has dragged us into doing their own dirty work.

The world lacks an international peace force. It’s crazy — on that level we are still living in the Dark Ages when there were no police.

A.S.A.P.!

We must confirm, with no doubt as to who in fact initiated the chemical attack, and then decide if taking Assad out is the best overall option!

 

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