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Chemical Weapons Syria

One Family's Chilling Account Of Enduring An ISIS Chemical Strike

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The warning from the front lines came by walkie-talkie. An Islamic State artillery position had boomed to the east, signaling th...

Eleanor Roosevelt and Syria

Terry Mollner | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Terry Mollner

The crisis of what to do with the use of chemical weapons within Syria was anticipated by Eleanor Roosevelt when the world did not listen to her.

UN Resolution Not Expected To Include Threat Of Force Against Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria's chemi...

Sources Cast Doubts Over Accuracy Of Syria Chemical Weapons Death Toll Cited By Administration

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - One of the most precise and dramatic details cited by the Obama administration as pr...

REPORT: UN Has 'Wealth' Of Evidence Implicating Assad In Attack

Foreign Policy | Colum Lynch | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

U.N. inspectors have collected a "wealth" of evidence on the use of nerve agents that points to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapon...

The President and Syria: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Matthew Dowd | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Ignore the communications folks. This isn't a marketing problem. It is a substantive policy problem and it is about rebuilding trust through actions and not words.

McDonough's War: Why the President Will Reject His Own Call for Military Intervention in Syria

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Let me be plain: on Tuesday, when the president addresses all of us to explain his ultimate decision, his decision will be AGAINST military intervention.

How the White House and the CIA Are Marketing a War in the YouTube Era

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

We've seen this movie before and it doesn't end well. A decade after the Bush administration used the CIA's "yellow cake" tale and other faulty evidence, the government is yet again relying on the CIA to lead a domestic propaganda effort for military action in Syria.

Question: Why Did Syria Want Chemical Weapons?

Barry Lando | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The 800 pound guerrilla hovering behind the Syria debate is Israel and its American backers, one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington.

The Perpetual State of War

Daniel Raphael | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Daniel Raphael

It seems as though America is faced with a blast from the past. The Syrian conflict has escalated, and today Obama announced that he wishes to send aid to the rebellion, and punish Assad for the use of chemical weapons. What does this remind many in America of?

Joshua Hersh

Syria Strike Plan Faces Shortcoming | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Significant questions still remain about Bashar Assad's motivation for allegedly using chemical weapons, raising concerns about how much Am...

Rethinking Syria: An Open Letter to President Obama

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

A military strike on Assad could be disastrous and though we understand the dangers associated with inaction, expanding a civil war into an all-out war in the region seems too risky a cost.

Syria and the Waning of American Hegemony

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Obama's strike will further accelerate erosion of America's position in the Middle East. Assad will emerge with greater political support, not less; Russian and Chinese influence will be enhanced.

An Open Letter on Syria to Western Narcissists

Sean Lee | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Sean Lee

Please, don't let the conflict in Syria be about opposing America. Let it be about Syria, and what might actually help Syrians -- you know, the actually existing people who are dying by the tens of thousands in this brutal war. But if you can't do that, then do me a favor, and please shut up.

Britain: Syria Chemical Evidence May Already Be Gone

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, context) LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday that evidence of a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of ...

Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Vow Revenge For Chemical Attacks

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

DUBAI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-affiliated rebel commander in Syria has pledged to target communities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alaw...

WATCH: President Obama 'Cautious' And 'Predictable' On Syria Red Line

Huffington Post | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

Steve Clemons, Washington Editor for The Atlantic, joined HuffPost Live's WorldBrief with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Friday to discuss the situation in Syria ...

Diplomats: U.S. Mulling No-Fly Zone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Erika Solomon ANKARA/BEIRUT, June 14 (Reuters) - The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria, potenti...

U.S. Officials: Syria Used Chemical Weapons Against Rebels

Posted 08.13.2013 | World

U.S. officials have concluded that the Syrian regime of president Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, the New York Times...

More Syria Chemical Attacks Reported

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, May 27 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting raged around the strategic Syrian border town of Qusair and the capital Dam...

Game Changers in Syria?

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Jon Wolfsthal

If we are to have any hope of riding the world of weapons of mass destruction, then clearly making good on our commitments to respond strongly to their use is a critical obligation.

McCain, Graham Press For Military Action In Syria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday responded to conflicting and unconfirmed reports of chemical weapons being used...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Chemical Weapons Claims Prompt Easy Talk Of Hard War On Iraq Invasion Anniversary | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- An unsubstantiated charge by a Syrian government-controlled media outlet that rebels deployed chemical weapons in their battle against t...

Reports: Syria Prepares Chemical Weapons For Possible Use

Posted 12.06.2012 | World

Syria's military has loaded chemical weapons into aerial bombs and is awaiting authorization for their use from President Bashar al-Assad, NBC News an...