We will update this post throughout the day, in reverse chronological order, with most recent updates at top.
If there actually is an attack, we’ll start a new thread with video embeds, etc. For now there are two Twitter feeds at the bottom of this post, one I created using reliable sources, and another raw #Syria hashtag feed.
BREAKING – Obama says has decided to take military action, doesn’t need U.N. Security Council or Congress, BUT will seek congressional approval:
MT @chucktodd "Quite extraordinary" What? Didn't Bush seek congressional authorization?
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 31, 2013
More reactions at Obama statement on Syria and also below:
Now watch this drive: Pretty amazing Obama would make big statement on Syria, then head straight to golf course. But that's what he's done.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 31, 2013
"This menace must be confronted …I have decided the US will take military action" – Obama !!!!
— Phillip Smyth (@PhillipSmyth) August 31, 2013
I CAN hit Syria by myself but I CHOOSE NOT TO.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 31, 2013
Thank you, Mr President.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) August 31, 2013
Big move by POTUS. Consistent with his principles. Congress is now the dog that caught the car. Should be a fascinating week!
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) August 31, 2013
Ouch RT @dandayan: It took Obama a week to decide he won't decide. Putin, Assad, Nasrallah, Rouhani and Kim: LMAO
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) August 31, 2013
Very negative reaction from free syrian army. Saying obama delay will hurt them, calls it backpedaling. #syria
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 31, 2013
The Syrian government says that it is expecting an attack “any moment.” That literally is true, we just don’t know which moment.
If there is an attack, it won’t be with your granddaddy’s type Tomahawk:
Mandy already reported on this, Syrian Electronic Army says it may retaliate if US strikes Syria:
Syrian Hackers Speak: If U.S. Strikes Syria, Government Websites Will Be 'Easy Targets' http://t.co/rDJFJQYf2R
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 31, 2013
You just knew that they would blame Bush for all this:
— David Swanson (@davidcnswanson) August 31, 2013
In case you were wondering how the low-information voters would simplify the problem:
— Upworthy (@Upworthy) August 31, 2013
Why to I get the feeling Putin is enjoying watching Obama squirm?
Hezbollah reportedly is mobilizing forces in South Lebanon, possibly redeploying some of its troops who are fighting in Syria. Israel also reportedly is mobilizing in the north of the country, and has conducted two days of heavy overflights.
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