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Reuters New Poll: Syria Intervention Even Less Popular Than Congress

By Max Fisher, Washington Post

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has finally found something that Americans like even less than Congress: the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Only 9 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria; a RealClearPolitics poll average finds Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, making the country’s most hated political body almost twice as popular.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was taken Aug.19-23, the very same week that horrific reports emerged strongly suggesting that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people, potentially killing hundreds or even thousands of civilians. If there were ever a time that Americans would support some sort of action, you’d think this would be it. But this is the lowest support for intervention since the poll began tracking opinion on the issue. The survey also found that 60 percent oppose intervention outright, with the rest, perhaps sagely, saying that they don’t know.

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Latest debreifing from jim w. dean

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/27/320700/us-syria-poli...

George SABRA = PILE OF SHIT

were are the 1300 bodies, show them to us!

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War with Syria, about as

War with Syria, about as popular as slamming a door on your dick.

Southern Agrarian

War with Syria, about as popular as

I agree and can testify it is very painful.

I was 17 yeras old and being driven home because I had too much beer at a Friday night party after a pep rally for our H.S. football team. Nature called and I got the driver, my best friend Ron, to pull over on this country road so I could relieve myself.

I got out of the car and stunbled. To brace myself I put one hand on the top edge of the car door with it open so it would shield me from any oncoming cars that might drive by as I vacated the beer.

Well, I stood there with a steady stream flowing when I lost my balance and fell forward slamming the door on "Buster".

I wasn't drunk enough not to feel the excruciating pain that followed and my scream filled the night. Ron rushed around the car and saw what had happened, and busted up laughing. At least he had the good sense to open the door amid all my hollaring.

The bad part was telling my mother and father what happened somI could get to the doctor early the next morning. I did, however, leave out the part about the beer.

Publius40

War with Syria, about as popular

I agree and can testify it is very painful.

I was 17 yeras old and being driven home because I had too much beer at a Friday night party after a pep rally for our H.S. football team. Nature called and I got the driver, my best friend Ron, to pull over on this country road so I could relieve myself.

I got out of the car and stunbled. To brace myself I put one hand on the top edge of the car door with it open so it would shield me from any oncoming cars that might drive by as I vacated the beer.

Well, I stood there with a steady stream flowing when I lost my balance and fell forward slamming the door on "Buster".

I wasn't drunk enough not to feel the excruciating pain that followed and my scream filled the night. Ron rushed around the car and saw what had happened, and busted up laughing. At least he had the good sense to open the door amid all my hollering.

The bad part was telling my mother and father what happened somI could get to the doctor early the next morning. I did, however, leave out the part about the beer.

Publius40

War with Syria, about as popular

I agree and can testify it is very painful.

I was 17 yeras old and being driven home because I had too much beer at a Friday night party after a pep rally for our H.S. football team. Nature called and I got the driver, my best friend Ron, to pull over on this country road so I could relieve myself.

I got out of the car and stunbled. To brace myself I put one hand on the top edge of the car door with it open so it would shield me from any oncoming cars that might drive by as I vacated the beer.

Well, I stood there with a steady stream flowing when I lost my balance and fell forward slamming the door on "Buster".

I wasn't drunk enough not to feel the excruciating pain that followed and my scream filled the night. Ron rushed around the car and saw what had happened, and busted up laughing. At least he had the good sense to open the door amid all my hollering.

The bad part was telling my mother and father what happened somI could get to the doctor early the next morning. I did, however, leave out the part about the beer.

Publius40

I'm just curious. Seeing as

I'm just curious. Seeing as how most of you see conspiracies in everything, are public opinion polls trustworthy?

The American People Are

waking up. They do not believe their government any more.

There was not reason for Al Assad to release chemical weapons on his people, when they were winning last week. The American people do not believe the government any more and have little trust in it.

The tide has turned!

The same thing is happening in the UK.

There are many reasons for Assad to kill his own people

It's what the UN Agenda 21 demands.... so by all means, bring it on, it will be YOUR end.

You want Obama and Hu to do to you what Assad and Putin are doing to Syria.

All I see is HATE HATE HATE here there's no PEACE. You and the idiots here are NOT for PEACE.. your for your own suicide, and that's about as much PEACE as you'll see in your lifetime the rate you're going... lemmings..

don't waste time responding

don't waste time responding to the disinfo troll.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Lots of assumptions. May not

Lots of assumptions. May not make sense to you, but you aren't Assad are you? Really you don't know the first thing about what's happening over there.

No, they are not.

Opinion polls are designed to change public opinion, not report public opinion. Most humans are hard wired to go along with the majority. If 90% of people agree, then something must be wrong with you if you disagree.

I think the outcome of this poll is reluctantly reported, and the powers that be desperately want to change it because they desperately want to go to war. Take this quote from the referenced article:

The survey also found that 60 percent oppose intervention outright, with the rest, perhaps sagely, saying that they don’t know.

You see, people are just uninformed. You can bet your bottom dollar that efforts are being made to make us all better informed.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

If they wanted to skew the

If they wanted to skew the results they would have reported the 60 percent figure only, actually isn't that the more accurate number? A big difference between adamant opposition and indifferently not in favor. To me the results seem biased against war.

Undeclared war with Syria is popular with..

Undeclared war with Syria is popular with..

1. The military industrial complex
2. The IMF/Rothschild central banks.Syria has independent national bank.
3. Monsanto --Syria has banned GMO's
4. Oil & Gas corporations --Syria has natural gas.
5. NWO command -Syria, along with Iran are strategic strongholds for Russia.
6. Foreign ( US / Nato ) Corporations. - Syria resist foreign companies
7. Federal Reserve backed oil companies- Syria threatens the petrodollar.

Absolutely....

... TRUE what you wrote!

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I'm surprised it's even possible...

I'm surprised it's even possible... without involving negative numbers...

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

This chart, linked to at the

This chart, linked to at the end of the article, is worth taking a look at. What a quagmire. Getting more involved than we already are looks like a great way to expend more US blood and fortune while solving absolutely nothing and quite possibly making matters even worse.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/26...

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Check Out This Quote From The Article

"Strangely, 25 percent said that they support intervention if Assad uses chemical weapons."

It's not strange at all. Everyone knows chemical weapons were used, but most believe it was done by either the rebels or the U.S., and not by Assad.

Bizzare

There is no accounting for polling

Yeah, Americans complain about it; what are the gonna do?

Isn't it ironical? Along with Ed Snowden and Adam Kokesh, Bradley Manning seems to be the only American with any balls and he wants to cut them off.

Right ON!

Russia SUCKS they are threatening thermo nuclear war, the a$$holes.

They aren't...

...the ones doing the warmongering at the moment. The path that the interventionists are on is insanity. It's a sad state of affairs when Russia seems way more prudent about non-intervention than us, the descendants of Washington and Jefferson -- or at least those who have hijacked us.

YEs they are

What business does Russia have in Syria?

What business do we have in

What business do we have in Syria?

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Supporting our allies UK/EU

because that's where they get their oil.. but I think Obama should tell the UN to gth, and focus on rebuilding America.

Granger are you stupid or what?

We in EU are supporting US (government, not people) interests because US is giving us abnormal amount of (fake) paper money. AND THAT IS THE FACT.

The US

is supplying the EU with oil. If you the people in the RU do not want oil, I think that would be great. Please tell your government you no longer need and want oil. We the people in the US will back you.

Wrong again.

We have our own oil, or better to say we had it (we had big oil fields in Syria but our government vas suggested by US to stop support Assad and to confirm FSA are legal representativ of the Syria and we lost all our oil fields, US probably promised that we'll get back our fields after Assad is been trown. Now my government is supporting terrorist trained by your government. We even partly sold and partly give them a lot of old automatic weapon. That's what friends are for, right? :(

What an unetical, stupid, emotionaly cold and destructive world we are living in ....

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Syria is Russia's ally, Granger.

So by your own logic, Russia does have a right to defend it's allies. Far more than we have to attack someone without just cause.

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In a civil war?

Assad is facing a rebellion..

Let me ask you think.. say Obama called Marshall Law.. troops are going house to house, peopkle are being killed, maimed.. some people decide to become rebels..

China decides to help Obama.. this is OK? More power to Obama to kill people who don't want Marshall law?

Since Russia has gotten involved, they have sent WMD, and now rebels are being gassed, and you think rebels are gassing rebels?

I think Russia did it... I think the UN Agenda is brutal.