U.S. Prepares for Syria Strike: Hollywood Reacts

7:31 PM PST 08/29/2013 by Aaron Couch
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CNN's Piers Morgan declares Syrian President Assad "must be laughing his vile little head off," while Mia Farrow tweets a photo of children injured in an attack by the Syrian government.

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.

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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.

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