I agree Assad's actions are horrendous, and though it is not the United States' responsibility by themselves to take on the trial of Assad for the war crimes he has committed, and It is the responsibility of the United Nations to perform that task, Russia stands squarely in the path of the UN. I do not condone air strikes without congressional approval (and in this case, I do not endorse them personally), and I believe this single action is not sufficient to change this six-year situation and to restore a parliamentary process, something the people of Syria want. A collective world response is required. However, as a significant player on the world stage, we have to express our opinion and encourage and reinforce the United Nations responsibility and power to react and pursue Assad's punishment for these crimes. I believe this resolution makes that statement. Please vote Yea on this resolution.