PARIS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- After last week's alleged chemical attack in rebels-held suburbs of Damascus, some western leaders insisted the use of force as they believed Syrian government was behind the attack.
In Paris, President Francois Hollande joined his allies in saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad guilty, paving the way for an eventual use of force to answer the chemical attack that killed more than 1,000 people.
Even if Hollande appeared more cautious on Thursday than earlier in the week by pleading for a political solution to oust al-Assad and help rebels to establish a democartic state, many political figures rang the alarm bell of the risk to fuel further the conflict, reminding U.S.excuses for Iraq war.
"I think a military intervention will not stop the massacre in Syria but it will feed the current military escalation," Pierre Laurent, national secretary of French Communist Party.
"They speak about a clean war. But a clean war doesn't exist. They will continue killing civilians, wounding further victims and fueling the actuel blaze," he told the state-government TV channel France 2.
Speaking to RMC radio, Francois Bayrou, the head of Modem party called on French officials "...to think not only on strikes but also on its consequences."
"There are many manipulations in these civil wars. I would like that they (French authorities) wait the UN report and to have clear evidence, as the decision which is being prepared is a very serious one," he said.
At a conference with his ambassadors, Hollande said the chemical attack will not remain unanswered and that it was the world's responsibility "to find the most appropriate response to these atrocities once the UN inspectors' investigation mission is completed."
According to a report of the weekly magazine Le Point, France decided secretly to send French warship, the Chevalier Paul, off Syria in preparation for a military action.
As an imminent strike on Syria looked delayed pending for more evidence, French Defense Ministry said national forces were "in position" to particiapte in an eventual operation agaisnt Syrian regime.
The move was supported by Bernard Kouchener, former Foreign Affairs Minister who urged quick moves to end the conflict that last for more than two years.
"I think we lost a lot of time and now it is even more difficult but yes, I am in favor of. intervention," he told the news channel BFMTV.
In an unexpected support, the head of the conservative UMP party, Jean-Francois Cope agreed Hollande's decision for a possible participation in a military intervention in Syria if it will be "punitive" and "accurate", calling for the "utmost caution" to avoid escalating violence in the region.
A CSA survey survey showed that 45 percent of respondents expressed their support for Paris military strike on Syria while 40 percent opposed the decision.