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Calling (Again) for Proof: 2013 Sarin Attack at Ghouta

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.27.2015 | World
Coleen Rowley

(Co-written with and signed by fourteen other VIPS listed below) MEMORANDUM FOR: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Foreign Minister of Russia ...

The Lies Still Killing Gulf War Vets

Washington Spectator | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Washington Spectator

During and immediately after the first gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.

The 'Cape Ray' Is Ready. But, Are the Syrians Ready and Willing?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

In the State of the Union Address tonight, the President said, "American diplomacy backed by the threat of force is why Syria's chemical weapons are b...

Who Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Syria? The UN Won't Say

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Russia said the U.S. deliberately ignored Moscow's study on the Aleppo area attacks. This accusation, without a definitive UN report, left cherry picking journalists and ideologues free to choose an easy version that suited them: a U.S. conspiracy or Russian deceptiveness.

Mapping the Sarin Flight Path

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

The UN inspectors investigating the chemical weapons attack on two suburbs in Damascus last month weren’t supposed to point the finger at the party ...

What Sarin Gas Does To The Human Body | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

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

Did Al Assad Lie to Charlie Rose?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

"Assad was a master of evasion, dodging, weaving, demanding absolute certainty; he treated the interview as a game of chess, making the necessary moves to avoid having to admit the evidence he knows (I believe) is there."

What I Learned On The Ground In Syria

Ming Holden | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Ming Holden

I am anti-war. That's precisely why I support a US strike in Syria.

The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

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.

If Limited Strikes Don't Work, Does Obama Have a Plan B?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

If we start bombing Syria, we are potentially committing ourselves to a deeper level of involvement than the administration is now acknowledging.

"Red Line" Resolutions for the U.S. House of Representatives Before Voting Authorization of War to Overthrow the Government of Syria

David Bromwich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

This House desires to obtain a full knowledge of the facts that go to establish whether it should vote for war against the government of Syria.

Stopping a War Before It Starts

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Who's up for stopping a war? This is the time, as the next war strains to be born, amid the same old lies as last time, amid the same urgency and ps...

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

France's "Cri de Guerre"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps it is solidarity with the victims of Damascus that has caused Hollande and France to voice their determination, and now to assume a leading role. As if to declare, 'We know, we have been there, it can not be permitted to happen again."

What Is Sarin Gas?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

Sarin, the deadly nerve gas which the United States says was unleashed last month by the Syrian regime in a Damascus suburb, was developed by Nazi sci...

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...

The Simmering Rivalry Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have challenged each other for greater influence across the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Awakening began by placing bets on different horses.

Must We Enforce Our Red Line in Syria?

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Daryl Rowland

Showing the world that we will not be lured into making rash, foolish decisions does not undermine our credibility, it enhances it.

Iraq Revisited: Bill Keller Turns Hawk Again, This Time on Syria

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Keller concludes: "Whatever we decide, getting Syria right starts with getting over Iraq." Then we can get over Syria -- with Iran? Remember when Iraq was supposed to help us "get over" Vietnam?

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...

Chemical Weapons in Syria Will Be Worse Than We Can Know

Jeremy Courtney | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Jeremy Courtney

The long-tail effects of chemical weapons continue to plague Iraq today, burdening a decimated health care system, and providing horrifying visual fodder for extremists who would incite hatred against the West.

John McCain: World On Brink Of 'Most Horrendous Act' Of The Century

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Speaking about reports that Syria is preparing chemical weapons for potential use against its people, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that the world...

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 ...

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...