Transcript of Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks on Syria, Aug. 30


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The link is broken. Attempting to fix manually doesn't help.


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Correct link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/running-transcript-secretary-of-state-john-kerrys-remarks-on-syria-on-aug-30/2013/08/30/f3a63a1a-1193-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html

Hint: Stay far away from the comments section.


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Without even having read the linked article, I'm going to predict what it says, then check to see how close I got:

Regarding Syria, any action we take will only make the situation worse, but [chemical weapons / humanitarian crisis] so we can't just do nothing.


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John Kerry, from Mass, where Raytheon is? Yep, no incentives whatsoever to encourage military, rather than diplomatic solutions. http://benswann.com/john-kerrys-war-syrian-strike-means-big-money-for-lawmakers/


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Help this Canadian out: why is the Heinz ketchup guy telling the world that he wants to blow up Syria?


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So we're supposed to trust untrustworthy people, who are getting their information from other untrustworthy people, who are themselves getting it from other untrustworthy people?

Why is this even taken seriously?


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If you folks are having trouble with the link, here's a transcript:

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Very much so, but the arguments he used were still interesting. He's not claiming they will somehow help the Syrians; he never discusses how they could. Rather he confirms intervention is needed to send a message, and not specifically to Assad. It's a message to Israel and Jordan and Turkey on one hand, and to Iran and Hezbollah and North Korea on the other. I think that does say something.


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"It is directly related to our credibility and whether countries still believe the United States when it says something."

Ummmm, NSA much?


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Just too many emotions: "like a father", "dead child"...
And it's definitely not a good way of doing business to use social media videos to justify the military intervention.


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