Here's the Syria Video Obama Wants Us to Watch (Warning: Graphic)

Here's the Syria Video Obama Wants Us to Watch (Warning: Graphic)

President wants Americans to look up videos of Syrian attacks, so we did

President Obama had a request Tuesday for opponents of intervention in Syria: Watch some videos.

Addressing the U.S.'s efforts in Syria, he said President Bashar al-Assad's regime gassed more than 1,00o people on Aug. 21, including hundreds of children.

He asked “my friends on the right” to “reconcile your commitment to America's military might with the failure to act when a cause is so plainly just.” He asked “friends on the left” to “reconcile your belief in freedom and dignity for all people with those images of children writhing in pain and going still on a cold hospital floor.”

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And then he asked us all to spend some time on YouTube.

“Indeed, I'd ask every member of Congress and those of you watching at home tonight to view those videos of the attack, and then ask, what kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?”

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There are lots of videos available, but we're posting footage from ABC News in part because it's so graphic. The president wants us to take an honest look at what happened in Syria. Here it is.


  • stephanie767

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  • Gerard Kennelly

    made me laugh when america complained about chemical weapons
    they used napalm on people in vietnam
    and white phosphurus on the people in iraq

    • Former GI

      Whole different deal. Your trying to compare oranges and bananas with sharks.

      • Bugseeee

        Oranges, bananas and sharks???? What the hell are you talking about. Chemical weapons are chemical weapons.

  • John Brown

    What I see is people suffering from a chemical attack. What I don't see is any evidence of the perpetrator. When it comes to other videos of atrocities taking place, I know exactly who the perpetrator is. It's not government forces filming themselves executing soldiers, and it is not government soldiers sawing the heads off of prisoners, it is the rebels.

    • Walid Addas

      Chemical weapons are not sold in Grocery Stores Mr. Brown. The UN investigation team said pointedly that the perpetrator was am army, not a few ragtag rebels.

  • Bugseeee

    What???? I am sorry, I did not see any ‘graphic’ evidence. A guy with his legs running in place on the ground, is not convulsions. Everyone else was alive and in the prone position. Somehow, I feel like we are being manipulated…..once again.

  • Bugseeee

    The title should read: “Here is the video Israel wants us to watch”

  • Conando

    Assad puts his signature on a piece of paper and we are relived on our obligations.

    • Walid Addas

      Exactly, didn't even think of stopping the slaughter of women and children

  • Walid Addas

    But Mr. Obama DID look the other way for over two and half years as tens of thousands of Syrians were slaughtered. Did his conscious suddenly wake up?

  • Walid Addas

    He has proven in a strong way that his only concern is the chemical weapons ‘ Go ahead Assad, kill as many Syrians as you possibly want. But don't use chemicals. Drop bombs on them, hit them with Scud missiles , you can kill more numbers like that and we wont raise a finger to stop you. Do we understand each other. we will say that we stood by our red line and you can continue to be Syria's President and kill as many Syrians as you possibly get satiated.
    Seems like a scenario from a horror movie, but its real.