The case against a military strike on Syria


As an impasse at the UN over Syria lingers and the threat of military action looms... many are making the case for war. But the chorus for caution is also growing louder. An assessment of why bombing Syria is a bad idea with our guest Phyllis Bennis.

Making a case to save Syria from a strike

Yesterday Britain put forward a suggested resolution at the UN, calling for military action against Syria following the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons there.

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And while the draft resolution is unlikely to pass, American warships continue to mass off the Syrian coast.


Israelis queue to collect gas mask kits amid expectations of a
US-led military strike against neighbouring Syria. (Jack Guez/
AFP/ Getty Images)

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But there are many who are warning strongly against military action in Syria -- including Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. 

This segment was produced by The Current's Peter Mitton.

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