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Syria Chemical Weapons

West Rips 'Utterly Disgusting' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday after his speech on the situation in Syria. "I find his words utterly disgus...

What Is the Red Line?

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Sara El-Yafi

I have personally been trying to wrap my head around this sudden raging wake-up call regarding the tragedy of chemical weapons having killed innocent ...

Syria: Giving Up Chemical Weapons Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's acceptance of a proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile should not be interpreted as a concession or sign of ...

Jon Stewart Goes Off On EPIC Fox News Rant

Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

"Who cares how we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weapons if we avoided a war and got a dictator to give up his chemical weap...

Latest Updates In Syria Debate

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile,...

UN Resolution Talks Begin In Private On Syria Chemical Arms

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

PARIS -- Tense negotiations have begun on a proposed U.N. resolution that would put Syria's chemical weapons under international control and end a dip...

Everything You Need To Know About Syria's Turbulent History And Why It Matters Today

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

As the members of the United Nations debate a Russian proposal to force the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad to surrender its chemical weapons,...

Why Syria's Offer Is Unlikely to Work

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is good reason to believe that Mr. Assad is serious, and that he will do his part to make the decommissioning of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal a reality. But a number of things stand in the way of making this proposal meaningful.

UN: 8 Massacres By Syrian Regime, 1 By Rebels

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

GENEVA -- At least eight massacres have been perpetrated in Syria by President Bashar Assad's regime and supporters and one by rebels over the past ye...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Rand Paul Offers Rebuttal To Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's address on Syria Tuesday. In his rebuttal -- which was pre-taped -- Paul questio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Progressives In Syria Speech: Do It For The Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a prime-time address on Tuesday night, in a direct appeal to the American public for support to use military...

Here's The Full Text Of Obama's Syria Speech

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Text of President Barack Obama's speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk ...

Politicians React To Obama's Syria Speech

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing situation in Syria, telling the public that he's weighing a diplomatic solution...

Obama: Syria Changed When Assad Gassed Citizens

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria's government ...

Obama's Speech Vows To Explore Russian Offer On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative fr...

Obama Asks For Vote To Be Postponed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has ordered the military to maintain its posture with respect to striking Syria even as Congress postpones...

Watch Obama Address The Nation On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday on the ongoing situation in Syria. Obama's speech comes after a slew of television intervie...

Sam Stein

Dem Hears Russian Ambassador's 'Very Serious' Message About Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) reached out to the Russian embassy Monday morning to express interest in seeing what intelligence it h...

Hold Your Fire!

Princess Basmah bint Al Saud | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Princess Basmah bint Al Saud

There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong.

Jason Linkins

Russia's Plan To Secure Assad's Chemical Weapons Is A Complete Non-Starter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Russia, as you may know, has proposed a solution to the knotty matter of Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons -- the Russians will help re...

Kerry: Syria Must Do More Than Declare Weapons

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria must do more than just declare its chemical weapons st...

Christina Wilkie

Syrian Opposition Faces Uphill Climb In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of quietly lobbying for U.S. military intervention in Syria, representatives from a leading Syrian opposition group seekin...

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.

FM: Syria Will Sign Chemical Weapons Convention

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Tuesday that Damascus was committed to a Russian initiative under which...