U.S. Prepares for Syria Strike: Hollywood Reacts
President Barack Obama has signaled he is ready for a limited military strike on Syria.
There is no specific timetable on when the U.S. would strike the country, where President Bashar al-Assad is believed to have ordered a chemical weapons attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians.
In preparation for a possible strike, the Navy has moved a fifth destroyer to the Mediterranean Sea, the New York Times reports. The ships each carry dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles, which would likely be used in the attack.
White House officials said the President has not made a final decision on the strike, but said it could come after United Nations investigators leave Syria. The UN officials are currently investigating the chemical weapons attack that took place Aug. 21 and are expected to leave Damascus on Saturday, Aug 31.
Several in Hollywood have voiced their concerns on Syria, with Mia Farrow slamming Great Britain, which voted against intervening in the country, while General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn used the moment to call for greater gun control in the U.S.
View the tweets below.
Dear Syrian Kids, Sorry about the poison gas, today's'napalm' bombs and all the years of butchery. Cheers, The British Bystanders— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 30, 2013
Only winner tonight is President Assad. He must be laughing his vile little head off. #Syria— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 30, 2013
I wonder how smart or brave this UK vote will look if UN inspectors confirm Assad used Chem weapons - and he then does it again. #Syria— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 29, 2013
Bashar al-Assad kills 1000's with chemical weapons, We kill hundreds of thousands without gun control in US. Im sorry, I don't get it— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) August 30, 2013
And BTW I am for stopping Bashar al-assad. I just wish the hypocrisy in the US would stop— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) August 30, 2013
Between thinking about Syria and Miley in equal proportions all day (6-12 Miley 12-6 Syria) and then writing this Tweet re: it, I'm sleepy!— Jon Daly (@jondaly) August 30, 2013
Historic night in British politics. Parliament has rejected the motion to authorise military action in #Syria over chemical weapons.— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) August 29, 2013