U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense are reaching out to members of congress as well as European leaders in an attempt to gain support to strike Syria.
The U.S. appears to be ready to respond to chemical attacks to condemned the violence carried out by the Syrian regime and the military claims to be prepared for any contingency involving Syria.
On the other hand, in Russia reiterated the view that the west is rushing to judgment and considering action long before the facts are established.
US leaders now plan to meet with Obama administration officials to discuss the strategy in greater depth.