Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.


Congress leaders getting ready to approve Syria strike

03.09.2013 19:07

Obama’s battle to get congressional approval for a military strike on Syria moved a step closer Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing that the United States should respond to Syrian President Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

View full story

Comments (138) Sort by: Highest rating Oldest first Newest first


Justin Lutz 26.09.2013 00:26

America will have many more enemies very soon


Justin Lutz 26.09.2013 00:24

the united states is despicable and a moral monster and threat to the entire world, lets go kill some innocent people! send them a message!! the truth comes out hey!
First its oh were concerned about the Syrians, then its oh we wanna kill some of them to send them a message, what a disgusting country, i hope these people get what they deserve, disgusting murderous pigs


fran7 05.09.2013 21:54

USA Senators should not be bulldozed into submission by Kerry and McCain. these dinosaurs are not fit to hold high office and have not learned anything by their past mistakes. The UN inspectors are best suited for an unbiased report on what happened in Syria and that will take time. Mr Assad's troops are winning the war against terrorism in Syria and the USA can help by not supplying the poison gas cannibal rebel terrorists with aid. The terrorist rebels are responsible for the anarchy in Syria and so desperate to involve the USA they are using chemical weapons which they have been caught with in Turkey recently.


miscom 2008 05.09.2013 18:46

How to Stop Obama’s Military Aggression Against Syria?
see Paul Craig Roberts website


Nikki Davi 05.09.2013 17:52

Regardless of what information the intelligence committee has on this matter or how Congress "thinks" they are acting in the best interest of the people the American public in an overwhelming majority are "opposed" to ANY action to be taken and elected officials who value their post best sit up and pay attention to the outspoken majority.


Jade 05.09.2013 09:17

SSD7 04.09.2013 16:20

If you are committing another CIVILIAN WAR, another GENOCIDE in Syria just to protect Israel, why don't the govt war-mongerers of the USA just become Israeli citizens - move and leave the USA in peace? If Israel is pressuring you to attack Syria, let Israel go to war by herself!! Better still, if you want to fight, put yourselves and your children on the front lines!!


Actually, Israel is AGAINST the attack on Syria. Israel will suffer the most from an attack on Syria, so they are NOT doing it to defend Israel in any way.


Rohibook Classifieds 05.09.2013 09:13

U.S.A Going to attack people all over the world thinking about statement of Obama that he have no need of permission from U.N.O what U.N.O stand for dictatorship???? I accept Syrian President killing innocent people but USA going to kill also can no other solution with out bullet???? FMUrdu publish a story on this issue must read may you understand the real mishap


Jay 04.09.2013 17:56

US citizens please appeal to all available channels to arrest Obama if he bombs Syria. He will be AIDING THE ENEMY and should be imprisioned if that occurs under his own authorization. Don't let the world down...stand up!!


Jay 04.09.2013 17:53

Obama bombing Syria means he is AIDING THE ENEMY. Perhaps he should be indefinitely detained under NDAA?


Timothy 04.09.2013 17:49

(“We are talking about weapons of mass destruction. This is war crime. If we didn’t respond in kind it would send a message to every despot, every thug, every dictator, every terrorist group in the world that you can murder your own citizens with impunity and nothing is going to happen,” Engel said.)-
US and Israel commit war crimes and murder their citizens all the time...and nothing happens.


Jordan 04.09.2013 17:19

I wrote my "representative " a couple weeks ago. The letter I got back (which surprised me that I even got one) made it clear that weeks ago congress had already decided. This is just a rubber-stamp operation by Obama. Seems we are going to go help our allies who bombed our county in 2001. They think that by the american people are good this time so long as they concede "no troops on the ground", not realizing that we're seeing through all of the nonsense this time. So it will pass, nothing will change in the government, but the American People will not fall behind this time. Sadly, "our" government isn't our's.


SSD7 04.09.2013 16:20

Congress, I'm a 7th generation American that loves my homeland. Please don't destroy Syria and my beloved homeland, the USA. Letters to Congress only get thrown in the trash can. If you are committing another CIVILIAN WAR, another GENOCIDE in Syria just to protect Israel, why don't the govt war-mongerers of the USA just become Israeli citizens - move and leave the USA in peace? If Israel is pressuring you to attack Syria, let Israel go to war by herself!! Better still, if you want to fight, put yourselves and your children on the front lines!!


Got Truth? 04.09.2013 15:37

The U.S. Congress approving this is not in the bag as the media would have you believe. It is very telling that RT is parroting the false bravado of the fake U.S. corporate media. Oh that's right we're all supposedly on different sides in this WW3 scenario. Now be a good little actor and play your roles!


CB 04.09.2013 15:33

Obama doesn't need approval - its a charade!
In 1973, the US Congress passed the War Powers Resolution to compel US presidents to seek congressional approval in order to deploy soldiers.

A president must, in theory at least, obtain an authorization voted on by Congress if introducing troops into "hostilities&qu ot; or "situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances" to keep the operation going beyond 60 days.
In practice, however, all presidents since Nixon have deemed this unconstitutional and regularly neglected to ask for such permission, instead simply notifying Congress.


miscom 2008 04.09.2013 14:47

Are these kind of the Leader the American elected ? They are suppose to represent you. But it seems that in the reality they represent others interest. Wake up American, fight for your right. If these Leader do not represent you. then it is time to fight for change.


The plague 04.09.2013 14:15

People are still tolerating the good cop/bad cop political comedy?
Anyone in his right mind knows that they represent the same corporate fascist party, taking turns in oppressing common folks.

As corruption intensifies, extravagant wealth and luxury became the norm among them, while exorbitant debts and sufferings are all what the others get.


Cheyanne Cody 04.09.2013 13:48

I am speechless. It is like looking at an unstoppable train wreck.


Lord Anonymous 04.09.2013 12:36

“We have enemies around the world that need to understand we’re not going to tolerate this type of behavior..........&q uot;

Why US has many enemies? Is that because us soldier have killed more than 2,000,000 ppl around the world? And replaced them with their puppets so US can call them allies?

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or



Show password


or Register

Request a new password


or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:


or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile



New password

Retype new password

Current password