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Syria Bombing

The Fourth Estate in Flames

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Medea Benjamin

After years of government lies -- from claims of WMDs in Iraq to zero civilian casualties in drone strikes -- you'd think the members of the fourth estate would have learned a lesson. But the mainstream U.S. media plays the role of government lapdog more than watchdog.

Dozens Dead In Car Bomb Blast

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful truck bomb exploded on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least 34 civilians and wounding mor...

First American Suicide Bomber In Syria Identified

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

UDPATE 6.12 PM -- Law enforcement officials identified the American bomber as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the New York Times reports. The newspaper adds...

Syrian Airstrike Kills 20

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo ...

Massive Bombing Raid On Syria's Aleppo Kills At Least 76

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition areas in the northern city of Aleppo and near the southern border with Jordan on Monday, ...

Minibus Blast Kills 21 In Syria

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mine planted by Syrian government forces, say opposition * Violence continues despite calls for Eid al-Adha ceasefire ...

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Syrian air force warplanes bombarded rebel-held targets close to a major chemical weapons...

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...

Retired Major General Serves Up Epic Takedown Of Obama's Syria War Plans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

What does the military think of the plan to bomb Syria? Not much, apparently. Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general and former commandant ...

On Syria Vote, Nancy Pelosi Loses Liberal California Base

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Since President Barack Obama announced that he would seek Congress' support for use of force against Syria last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelo...

Eleazar David Melendez

Syria Strike Will Cost Much More Than Pentagon Claims: Congressman | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

A Minnesota anti-war congressman on Wednesday suggested the costs of airstrikes on Syria would run $500 million initially and $1 billion a week therea...

Christina Wilkie

White House Launches New Syria-Focused Website | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a bid to strengthen the case for U.S. military intervention in Syria, the White House on Thursday launched a new website designed to ...

Christina Wilkie

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Asks Members Not To Discuss Syria | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration lobbies Congress this week to authorize military strikes on Syria, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black...

Ryan Grim

This Sucker Could Go Down | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This sucker could go down. And unlike the Wall Street bailout, there is unlikely to be a do-over. A resolution authorizing military f...

Tea Party Troops Protest Syria Strike, Raise Questions About Legality

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Dissent is brewing at the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook page. In series of anonymous posts, a number of uniformed service members have taken a st...

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.

The U.S. Will Regret Intervention in Syria

Ivan Eland | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Ivan Eland

When pundits debate military options for any of the many U.S. foreign interventions, most of them buy into some version of the "America-as-World-Policeman" approach to foreign policy. But U.S. intervention in Syria is a slippery slope.

Miley Cyrus and Syria Are Drawing Public Attention Away From My Birthday

Steve Kenning | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Steve Kenning

It is literally beyond me to understand, with all this talk of "Miley Cyrus' ass" and "Are we turning a blind eye to massive human rights violations in Syria?' how there hasn't been even one mention of how you're planning to help me celebrate my birthday.

Dennis Kucinich Warns Of U.S. Becoming 'Al Qaeda's Air Force'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) cautioned against hasty military action in Syria during a Tuesday interview with The Hill, claiming that air stri...

FLASHBACK: Obama, Biden Remind That Military Action Requires Congressional Approval

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama weighs a response to what his administration has deemed a large-scale chemical attack on innocent civilians by Syrian Presid...

On Bombing Syria

George Kenney | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
George Kenney

Such an action could only be taken in the certain knowledge that by increasing the tempo of the civil war in Syria we would dramatically increase the suffering of millions of innocent Syrian civilians.

Suicide Bombing Kills 4 In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT, June 27 (Reuters) - A suicide bomb hit the central neighbourhood of Bab Touma in Damascus, a famous Christian quarter of the capital's Old C...

Assad: Troops Will Wipe Out 'Forces Of Darkness'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Friday to avenge the death of a senior pro-government cleric who was killed along with dozens of pe...

Radical Islamists Claim Responsibility For Deadly Syria Blast

AP | ZEINA KARAM and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition leaders pleaded Monday for funds and political backing from the international community as France warned that extremi...

Warplanes Bomb Syrian Olive Press, Kill And Wound Dozens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed an olive oil factory packed with farmers Tuesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest regime strike to rip...