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Syria Weapons

Next Step for Peace in Syria -- Stop the 'Lethal Aid'

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Now that public pressure has foiled U.S. plans to bomb Syria, the next urgent step is to build public pressure for stopping the deluge of weapons into that country.

How The People Pushed Back On Syria..And Won (For Now)

2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at3.31.15PM.png | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact

In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why--at least, so far--has the story played out differently with ...

Sam Stein

Obama Official: 'We Have A Good Picture' Of Where Syria's Chemical Weapons Are | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. armed forces have a "good picture" of where Syrian President Bashar Assad is stashing chemical weapons and are confident that fundi...

Bomblets of Death in Syria

Mary Wareham | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Mary Wareham

In the aftermath of the Syrian government's cluster bomb attacks, there have been further casualties, particularly from bomblets that didn't detonate during the attack but exploded later when handled.

Syria's Army: What The West Will Face In Case Of Intervention

HuffPost France | Adrien Oster | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

"We have means of defense that will surprise people," said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Tuesday, August 27, in an apparent warning to the ...

Report: Congress Delays Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons ...

Emily Swanson

Polls Show How Americans Feel About Arming Syrian Rebels | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Most Americans continue to oppose sending weapons to Syrian rebels after the Obama administration announced it would do so last week, according to sev...

The First Real Test for Moderates in the Syrian Opposition

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Since the conflict began in 2011, the growing influence of jihadist groups in Syria has been attributed to a lack of support from Western and moderate powers in the region.

Syrian Army Pounds Rebels Awaiting Promised U.S. Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Syrian artillery and warplanes pounded rebel areas in Damascus on Saturday as President B...

An Interview With Brown Moses, UK-Based Syria Weapons Tracking Pioneer

Ming Holden | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Ming Holden

There aren't just citizen journalists now, sending out YouTube clips to the world. Where Syria is concerned, there are now citizen analysts, scouring that footage for weapons tracking.

Syria Needs U.S. Diplomacy, Not Weapons

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Sen. Tom Udall

Assad's enemies may very well be America's enemies. The fact is, we do not know. By flooding the region with heavy weapons, we risk inadvertently arming those who ultimately seek to do our nation harm.

The Cold War Redux?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Michael T. Klare

Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal? Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime via an arms deal?

A Check on Lethal Aid to Syria

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Syria is awash with weapons. Introducing more -- whether small arms or sophisticated anti-aircraft platforms -- without robust civilian protection training, accountability for unlawful conduct, and disarmament planning can become lethal for Syrians.

The Hard Realities of Syria

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Politics is often thought of as a game of chess where pieces can be moved around to execute winning strategies. Applying that logic to the Syrian conflict is dangerous and misleading.

McClatchy Sounding Skeptical Notes On Syria

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Media

As the talk of possible chemical weapons use in Syria heats up, reporters from the McClatchy group of newspapers have been noticeably more skeptical t...

Putin Touts Record $14 Bln In Arms Sales

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Russian arms exports reached a record $14 billion this year, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, extending a run of ...

U.N.: Foreign Arms Supplies Spread Misery In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict has taken a brutal turn with other countries arming both side...

Where Do Syrians Get Their Weapons From?

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

By Jonathan Saul and Mariam Karouny LONDON/BEIRUT, July 13 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are smuggling small arms into Syria through a net...

Ship Believed To Carry Russian Weaponry To Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

(.) * UK told Moscow defence shipments must stop * Syria receiving military hardware in ships By Jonathan...

Smuggled: Iraqi Weapons And Soldiers

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

By Khalid al-Taie MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Weapons and Sunni Muslim insurgents are seeping from Iraq into Syria, Iraqi officia...

As Assad Regime Disintegrates, What Will Happen to Its Huge Chemical Weapons Stockpile?

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

As Syria teeters ever closer to civil war, one little-discussed danger concerns the fate of its stockpile of deadly chemical weapons, possibly the largest in the world.