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How Israel Is Preparing For Possible Syria Strike

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Israelis are stocking up on gas masks as the United States deliberates whether to launch a military strike against Syrian government forces after an a...

Syria Chemical Inspections 'Too Late To Be Credible,' U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Syria warned the United States against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in ...

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

U.S. Focuses On Nailing Down Facts In Potential 'Outrageous' Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was unable to conclusively say that chemical weapons were used in an alleged de...

This GOP Congressman Is Just Waiting To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, an outspoken anti-war Republican, said Thursday that he was prepared to attempt to impeach President Barack Obama if...

Hope for Peace in Syria, But Don't Expect It

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

The road to recovery will be long even under the best of circumstances: a ceasefire that occurs within the next few months and that lasts; a stable, legitimate, and efficient post-war polity; and abundant long-term economic aid from other countries.

Operation: Find a New War to Put Our Stuff Into

Jay Martel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Comedy
Jay Martel

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Obama's Dangerous Dipping

Shan Wells | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Arming the Syrian Rebels: A Terrible Idea

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama's proposal to take sides in the Syrian war is wrong. It is arrogant. It ignores our destructive history in the Middle East and the perception by all parties in the region that everything we do there is motivated by our blatant bias toward Israel.

Obama To Announce $300 Million In New Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce more than $300 million in new humanitarian aid to address th...

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...

Crossing the Syrian Red Line Rubicon

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all the ballyhooed determination to stand up for democratic change in the Middle East and pledges to never stand by when tens of thousands of innocent people are being massacred, Syria will regretably prove to be a major policy reversal on both counts.

U.S. Could Decide To Arm Syrian Rebels As Early As This Week

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The United States could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said ...

Rice Backs U.S. Intervention In Syria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice on Monday to a growing chorus demanding U.S. military involvement in Syria. "Well, there...

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 Widening Gyre in Syria

Amir Madani | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Amir Madani

The war in Syria is part of a broader geopolitical trend. Beyond the internal partie, regional and global players with different shades of policy and self-interest make this more than a civil war; it has become an increasingly widening world war, if still only by proxy.

Time to Act in Syria

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Absent constructive engagement by the U.S., I am very concerned that the killing in Syria will continue and extremists will play an increasingly influential role in determining that country's future, resulting in very negative implications for the region.

David Wood

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges Caution On U.S. Intervention In Syria War | David Wood | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said Tuesday he is "cautious" about U.S. military intervention in Syria ...

Americans Help Heal Syria's Wounded

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Frustrated by the news of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, Liza Hoover, a pediatric nurse from Seabrook Island, South Carolina, wanted to use her medical training to make a difference.

Syria and the Triumph of Crackpot Realism

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

In its refined form, crackpot realism wears the camouflage of idealism: military invasions are really aimed at humanitarian rescue, spreading democracy, or peacekeeping.

U.S. To Send Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to provide medical supplies and food aid to Syrian fighters, a policy shift to directly...

We've Lost Syria

Lara Setrakian | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Lara Setrakian

Syria has shown the limits of U.S. policy. It's exposed a failure of the global system, the multilateral process we tried to corral. Old diplomacy is too slow for the new Middle East.

Syria's Shame

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Despite economic isolation and growing international outcry, Bashar al-Assad knows he's safe -- by our statements, we have signaled to him that he is "too big to fail."

WikiLeaks: U.S. Secretly Backed Syrian Opposition Groups

Washington Post | Posted 06.17.2011 | World

The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-g...