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Aderholt: We don't know enough about Syrian situation

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If the US does take action in response to the attacks in Syria, the missiles and defense weaponry will likely come from companies in North Alabama.

Congressman Robert Aderholt continues to voice concerns over any US military action in Syria. He said there's much we don't know, and what we do know does not warrant intervention.

The congressman said it's in the best interest of the President and Americans for President Obama to go to Congress to get support; that he cannot order military strikes without congressional approval.

Aderholt said the chemical attack on civilians is horrible and tragic, but added the rebels are purposely intertwined with innocent people, so when they are attacked, innocent people are slaughtered. That shows a lot about the nature of the rebels, who, he said, the US would in effect be supporting by striking Assad's government.

"My concern right now is the fact that if you get the rebels in there and they were to take over the government, we don't know who's behind that," said Aderholt. "It could be Al Queda, it could be the other groups that could be just as bad as Al Queda, and could definitely be worse than Assad is. I think we have to be very careful, and we have to be very methodic about how we move forward."

Congressman Aderholt said he would need to believe there was a direct threat to the United States before he would support military action, and right now, he just doesn't see it.

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