US Senator wants to ‘pursue Assad for war crimes’

MenendezU.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J) on Sunday said the United States should punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack and “pursue Assad for war crimes.”

Menendez expressed support for increasing U.S. assistance for “vetted, moderate Syrian opposition” forces and said the Obama administration should keep the threat of force on the table as it tries to convince the Syrian government to get rid of its chemical weapons.

The senator added that President Obama’s approach to Syria will send a message to leaders in Iran and North Korea: “Do not think about marching towards nuclear weapons.”

Washington Post

  • The real lebanese

    Surprised they havent been doing this from the beginning… I would consider bombing neighborhoods a war crime…

    • Peaceforleb

      If that’s the case, we should start with Bush and Blair. Surely you believe what they did is also a war crime. Or better still Israel. They commit war crimes on a daily basis. We can not pick and choose what we deem to be a war crime.

  • The real lebanese

    Surprised they havent been doing this from the beginning… I would consider bombing neighborhoods a war crime…

    • Peaceforleb

      If that’s the case, we should start with Bush and Blair. Surely you believe what they did is also a war crime. Or better still Israel. They commit war crimes on a daily basis. We can not pick and choose what we deem to be a war crime.

  • Guest

    What about Rifaat Al-Assad? Surely, you cannot go after Bashar Al-Assad without first going after his uncle first.

  • Guest

    What about Rifaat Al-Assad? Surely, you cannot go after Bashar Al-Assad without first going after his uncle first.