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Poison Values

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Poison gas is not only a "moral obscenity" -- one the United States stockpiled for decades after its use was banned in warfare -- but a metaphor for human recklessness and wasted science.

What Sarin Gas Does To The Human Body

upworthy.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

This is one of those charts that should be read from the bottom to the top. ...

The Thrill Is Gone

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

It is fair to say that the on-going story of Syria has brought to the forefront a new truth about the United States in the early twenty-first century: We have lost our thrill for war.

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...

A President's Right to Choose

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

When President Obama addresses the nation on Syria, he must make it clear that he is the one who is in command, driving events, and making the tough decisions. And he must reinforce this impression with his decisions and actions in the pivotal weeks to come.

Sarin Gas: Too Heinous Even for War

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

It is horrific to envision the scene at those hospitals the day of the alleged attacks. For health care professionals, the most difficult task in such a situation is immediately determining what type of poison the patient was exposed to, in order to choose the proper course of treatment.

In Support of Our President in Syria: Understanding Those Beyond Terrible, Even in Warfare

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

For over thirty years, I have witnessed the inner sanctums of true family lives, as opposed to the lives families project to the outside world. I am c...

Syria as Russia's Oil Price Tool

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Over the last weeks, since the inception of the demonstrations in Egypt for president Morsi's ouster, to the sarin gassing of innocents in Syria these past days, the price of oil has skyrocketed. After Saudi Arabia, the most immediate beneficiary of this spiking of oil prices is Russia.

"Self-interest" Morally Reprehensible Justification for Nonintervention

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Returning to the debate on military intervention in Syria, I resolutely reject the notion of "self-interest" as THE red line, THE bottom line, the line in the sand, as the sole, or as the primary consideration as many political leaders and pundits seem to argue.

Parents, Presidents, Provocations and Principles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

As a parent, I see no way to ignore the flagrant violation of international law in Syria and not rue the choice. I realize as well that international law is violated often around the world. But we can't fix what we don't know is broken, and much of such abuse takes place in shadow.

Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

The American people have a right to a full release and vetting of all facts before their elected representatives are asked to make a decision of great consequence for America, Syria and the world.

This Is Not Iraq: This Is Syri...us

Jim Worth | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

We're told that Syria is much different than Iraq. If the word 'wolf' comes to mind, ignore it. These are the same people that wanted to attack Iran less than a year ago because they were eerily close to a nuclear weapon.

'War Begets War, Violence Begets Violence'

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Let's not lose sight of the grotesque reality of chemical weapons. But what about military intervention? Can we make things better? War is evil. Assad is evil. But what is the likelihood of some targeted cruise missile strikes actually improving things? In the words of the philosophers, what is the reasonable likelihood of success?

Warning: Read the Fine Print of Obama's Request to Wage War

Greg Barrett | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Greg Barrett

There's a lot more at play here (and many more players involved, e.g., Israel, I would wager) than a U.S. "air strike" on the regime of Syrian dic...

U.S. Attack on Syria Would Violate International Law

Dan Kovalik | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

The U.S. is a founding member of the UN and a party to the UN Charter which, at its core, was designed, in response to the devastation wrought by WWII, to prevent aggressive war of the type the Obama Administration is contemplating.

Kerry: 'Case Is Building' For Syria Strike, Evidence Of Sarin Gas

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets...

Will the U.S. Violate Its Own Laws by Arming Rebels in Syria?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

As the Obama administration contemplates its next moves in Syria, a decision that is now more pressing with Israel twice bombing Syria in the past week, U.S. credibility hangs in the balance.

U.N. Investigator: Strong Suspicions That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

GENEVA, May 5 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating th...

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Stubborn' or 'Stupid' Facts on Boston, Syria, Rogoff?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile both sides can lapse into "content bias," should the following facts alter pre-conceived views: the Boston bombers were young Muslim men; some sarin gas was detected in Syria; the Reinhart-Rogoff study is flawed? Erick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate.

Pattern Seen In Alleged Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of S...

Kerry: Syrian Regime Launched 2 Chemical Attacks

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kerry says Syrian regime launched 2 chemical attacks....

Joshua Hersh

Syria Chemical Attack Reports Leave Open Question Of Who Did It

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- With the United Nations preparing to investigate claims of a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria this week, the question of wheth...

Syria, Iran and the Specter of Sarin Gas

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

The most effective and notorious weapon in any arsenal of destruction was the existence and capabilities of the nerve gas sarin. That large stocks of sarin gas are held by the Syrian government is unnerving in the extreme.

What You Need To Know About Syria's Deadly Sarin Gas

Eline Gordts | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

NBC News and Fox News reported Wednesday that a U.S. official claimed Syria's military has loaded chemical weapons into aerial bombs and is awaiting ...

U.S. Concerned As Syria Reportedly Moves Chemical Stockpile‎

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - U.S. officials said that Syria has started to move part of its chemical weapons arsenal out of storage facilities, t...