Diplomatic Pressure The Way To Address Syria Says WSU Prof

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – President Barack Obama appears to be facing an uphill battle in an effort to get Congress to approve a military strike against Syria. The director of Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict, Dr. Fred Pearson, says the preferred strategy would be diplomatic pressure on Syria.

“I think what the president might want to be doing is some kind of cruise missile attack on particular storage facilities for the chemical weapons or particular military bases that might be implicated . He would want to be staying away from civilian areas if at all possible.”

But, Pearson says, who knows what the Syrians will do as far as hiding chemical weapons.

While it’s understood that the Russians don’t want to oust Syria’s president …

“The United States has taken a position that it wants to see him leave at some point here,” Pearson said. “We have backed the…

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