November 19, 2018

Reading in comparison: 4 different articles about Syria's situation

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As more than one pundit has noted, President Barack Obama now has three choices in Syria: Bad, worse, and horrible. At least the evidence is steadily stacking up to suggest that is the case.

Last year, Obama made it clear that the United States would take action if Syria crossed “a red line” by using chemical weapons in its civil war. And there’s evidence that it has.

What’s not clear is what kind of action the United States will or should take.

Some of the players in that troubled country’s civil war are more unsavory than others, but there appears to be no clear or reliable “good side” behind which the president might deploy U.S. military might at this moment.

 

As more than one pundit has noted, President Barack Obama now has three choices in Syria: Bad, worse, and horrible.

 

Indeed, military, political, and diplomatic analysts widely agree that every potentially positive move on the table is freighted with negative side effects.

“I think there are no good options in Syria,” says retired Army Gen. James “Spider” Marks, a CNN contributor. “There is an array of bad options and you have to take the least bad option that is out there.”

So let’s break down those options, including some that have already come and gone in this tortured march toward a possible military engagement.

 

Source: CNN.com
Article by Tom Foreman
Click here to read the six options and the full article.
Photo by REUTERS/ Stringer

 

To deepen, read the 3 articles in comparison

Read these articles from 3 international media companies, try to repeat what the journalists wrote with other words and express your opinion about!

UN Weapons Inspectors Leave Syria
The President Obama said the U.S. has an “obligation as a leader in the world” to hold rogue regimes to account for breaching the rules of war. 
Syria: UN weapons inspectors leave after investigation
The US said it was planning a limited response to punish Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” assault. 
Syrians bracing for possible US strike
No “boots on the ground,” Mr. Obama said, seeking to reassure Americans weary after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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