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WAVE 3 Editorial - September 10, 2013: Syrian Uprising

By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Twelve years ago this week we were hit with a series of four coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. This week, Congress is debating what action, if any, to take in Syria for attacks they perpetrated on their people.

These attacks in the civil war between the government and those seeking to oust it have been ongoing for two years and resulted in more than 100,000 deaths, according to the United Nations. The latest method used to kill – sarin gas – has provided the impetus for the discussion of American retaliation.

Threatened by potential airstrikes by the United States, Syria is considering turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction. We certainly hope Syria follows through with a serious plan to do it and stop atrocities in their country. We hope Congress correspondingly does not authorize a military action.

Syria's president has already said airstrikes against his nation could bring retaliation, involving us in a battle that we have very little stomach for and are not certain what will be accomplished.

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