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1:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Hookah Lounge Filled with Opinions about Whether U.S. Should Strike Syria

Middle East immigrants gather to smoke and talk foreign policy

There’s a spot in Milwaukee, where people constantly discuss the Syrian crisis – 2 Sweet, a hookah lounge on the east side.

Immigrants from the Middle East always occupy a few nooks.

Hookah is what they did in their native countries. Some customers came to the U.S. decades ago, others, this year. While they sometimes talk sports, it's all foreign policy these days, as the U.S. mulls a military strike against Syria.

The U.S. Senate may soon vote on whether to give President Obama 90 days to weaken Syrian President Assad, because he's accused of using chemical weapons to kill civilians during his country's two-year-old civil war.

One universal opinion at the lounge - the violence in Syria hitting innocent people, must end.

Lounge owner brings tradition to Milwaukee