Reuters have reported that 51 US diplomats have signed an internal memo calling for targeted military strikes against Syrian government forces.
- Reuters article (17 Jun 2016) – Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria’s Assad:
This, currently unlikely given US President Barack Obama’s stance, would mean a sharp escalation by the US and would heighten the risk of conflict between proxy nations including Russia and Iran enormously.
As Reuters reports, although unlikely, it is a notable number of signatures and shows the level of dissatisfaction for US policy towards Syria currently, at least among diplomats.
UPDATE: 20 June 2016:
According to France 24, college students asked John Kerry about the memo at a public event today, he replied:
‘Yes. It’s very good. I’m going to meet with them.’