Former Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich voiced concerns about President Barack Obama’s plans have “limited” military strikes against Syria’s president, claiming that targeted strikes have serious implications and could cause further conflict.
Obama has has been weighing options for military action against Syria, which would hinder Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s ability to fire chemical weapons, according to the New York Times.
The strikes would be aimed at military units that had previously launched chemical weapons instead of at the stores of Syria’s missiles, which, because of their location, might cause a humanitarian disaster if hit.
The Obama administration has said that Assad is behind the deaths of about 1,000 innocent civilians who were killed by chemical weapons last week, according to the Huffington Post.
The militant Islamist group Al-Qaeda has also announced their intent to attack Assad.
"So what, we're about to become Al-Qaeda's air force now?" Kucinich said. "This is a very, very serious matter that has broad implications internationally. And to try to minimize it by saying we're just going to have a 'targeted strike' — that's an act of war. It's not anything to be trifled with."
Kucinich added that he thinks Obama should have the approval of Congress before planning military attacks on Syria and rushing into a conflict that could lead to “World War Three.”