オバマ大統領からのメッセージ~「Syria」

potus_email_topper_312x244                                                                                                                       

Good evening –                                                                                                                   

I just addressed the nation about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.                                                                                

Over the past two years, what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has turned into a brutal civil war in Syria. Over 100,000 people have been killed.                                                                 

In that time, we have worked with friends and allies to provide humanitarian support for the Syrian people, to help the moderate opposition within Syria, and to shape a political settlement. But we have resisted calls for military action because we cannot resolve someone else’s civil war through force.                                                                

The situation profoundly changed in the early hours of August 21, when more than 1,000 Syrians — including hundreds of children — were killed by chemical weapons launched by the Assad government.                                                                

What happened to those people — to those children — is not only a violation of international law — it’s also a danger to our security. Here’s why:                                                                                                  

If we fail to act, the Assad regime will see no reason to stop using chemical weapons. As the ban against these deadly weapons erodes, other tyrants and authoritarian regimes will have no reason to think twice about acquiring poison gases and using them. Over time, our troops could face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield. It could be easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons and use them to attack civilians. If fighting spills beyond Syria’s borders, these weapons could threaten our allies in the region.                                                                                                              

So after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike. The purpose of this strike would be to deter Assad from using chemical weapons, to degrade his regime’s ability to use them, and make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use.                                                                       

Though I possess the authority to order these strikes, in the absence of a direct threat to our security I believe that Congress should consider my decision to act. Our democracy is stronger when the President acts with the support of Congress — and when Americans stand together as one people.                                                                        

Over the last few days, as this debate unfolds, we’ve already begun to see signs that the credible threat of U.S. military action may produce a diplomatic breakthrough. The Russian government has indicated a willingness to join with the international community in pushing Assad to give up his chemical weapons and the Assad regime has now admitted that it has these weapons, and even said they’d join the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits their use.                                                                                               

It’s too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, and any agreement must verify that the Assad regime keeps its commitments. But this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force.                                                                                                     

That’s why I’ve asked the leaders of Congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path. I’m sending Secretary of State John Kerry to meet his Russian counterpart on Thursday, and I will continue my own discussions with President Putin. At the same time, we’ll work with two of our closest allies — France and the United Kingdom — to put forward a resolution at the U.N. Security Council requiring Assad to give up his chemical weapons, and to ultimately destroy them under international control.                                                                                                          

Meanwhile, I’ve ordered our military to maintain their current posture to keep the pressure on Assad, and to be in a position to respond if diplomacy fails. And tonight, I give thanks again to our military and their families for their incredible strength and sacrifices.                                                                                        

As we continue this debate — in Washington, and across the country — I need your help to make sure that everyone understands the factors at play.                                                                                                 

Please share this message with others to make sure they know where I stand, and how they can stay up to date on this situation. Anyone can find the latest information about the situation in Syria, including video of tonight’s address, here:                                                                                                        

Thank you,                                                                                                                 

President Barack Obama                                                                                                             

This email was sent to nobu.hisada@yahoo.com.ph.                                                                                            

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  1. アジア素浪人
    アジア素浪人 says:

    お久しぶりです。
    この演説とは別にオバマには対シリア政策で非常にがっかりしました。
    他欧州諸国のように植民地を持ち繁栄のおこぼれにあずかれなかった人達が移民しネーテイブを殺戮の限り尽くした人達で出来た国の血、文化は争えません。おバカブッシュが我々は現代のクルセイダーとのたまったのに負けず劣らずの愚考です。

    こんな人物に世界をまかし人権、民主主義云々を語らせたくありません。
    ロシアの提案は素晴らしく英仏米が矛を収める進んでいるのは喜ばしいことです。
    多少シリア、中東を知る者としての視点からみれば現在の状況は所詮内戦で隣家の家庭内紛争、犬も食わない夫婦喧嘩に口出すようなものと考えます。

    外交は内政不干渉が原則です。世界のお巡りさんはUN,例えは不適切ですが町内会のようなもの、隣の町内会から余計な口出しされたくなく隣の岡っ引きにとやかく言われたくありません。
    連邦・市・群夫々が司法権がある米国がUNを各町内会を無視する考えが理解出来ません。

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  2. FDSA
    FDSA says:

    アジア素浪人さん。

    コメントをありがとうございました。
    お久しぶりです。
    対シリアでのオバマ大統領の対応にガッカリした人は非常に多く見られます。
    仰られる通り、ロシアに一本取られました。
    此れで、ロシアも一息つけるかも知れませんね。

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