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Let Them Fight It Out: Obama's Solution to the Syrian Conflict

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

The sad reality of this war is that unlike, say, the Bosnian or Kosovar Muslim civilians who were being slaughtered by Serbian Christian repeat ethnic cleansers when Clinton/NATO decided to intervene in the 1990s, there are no good guys in the Syrian conflict to support.

Surely You Can't Be Syrious

Travis Irvine | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Travis Irvine

Well, Syria, congratulations, you've made it onto the United States' naughty list. Now prepare to deal with the ramifications! And of course, by ramifications, I mean missiles and bombs.

Lines Must Be Drawn In Syria

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

War is contrary to the will of God. That is a foundational belief of mine. Any time force is used it must be seen as a failure of the human imagination to develop the just peace needed to free the world from on-going conflicts.

Russia Calls Urgent UN Security Council Meeting On Syria

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — A meeting of the U.N. Security Council's permanent members ended quickly Thursday with no sign of progress on an agreement over...

Red Cross: Military Escalation In Syria Will Worsen Civilians' Suffering

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Any escalation of the Syrian crisis following an apparent chemical weapons attack will worsen suffering of civilians that ...

UK: 'Highly Likely' Assad Regime Responsible For Chemical Attack

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

LONDON -- Britain's leader said Thursday it is legal and just to launch a military strike against Syria even without authorization from the United Nat...

France: Military Ready To Go To Syria

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

PARIS — France said openly Thursday for the first time that its military is preparing for a possible operation in Syria – but President Fr...

Assad: 'Syria Will Defend Itself'

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad vowed Thursday that "Syria will defend itself" against Western military strikes over a suspected chemic...

UN Teams Tour Syria Attack Sites, Activists Say

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — President Bashar Assad vowed Thursday that "Syria will defend itself" against Western military strikes over a suspected chemic...

Russia Sends Warships To Mediterranean Amid Syria Tension

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

* Interfax says two Russian warships head to Mediterranean * Navy official says no plans to beef up forces * U.S. is rep...

Ban Ki-moon Pleads For More Time To Conduct Syria Probe

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

VIENNA — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that U.N. experts seeking to collect evidence from an apparent chemical attack in Syri...

Intelligence On Chemical Weapons Is No 'Slam Dunk'

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The intelligence linking Syrian President Bashar Assad or his inner circle to an alleged chemical weapons attack is no "slam dunk," with...

MAP: Possible Targets In Syria

The Washington Post | Gene Thorp, Anup Kaphle and Darla Cameron | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

Since the suspected use of chemical weapons in Ghouta last week, the United States has made moves that make a strike on Syria's military more probable...

U.S.: Any Action Against Syria Would Include Int'l Partners

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

The United States has ruled out unilateral military action against Syria and is conferring with allies on potential punitive strikes that could last f...

Joshua Hersh

Three Lingering Questions About The Syria War Plan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

The war plan for American allied strikes against Syria seems to be in its final stages, and much of the reporting has focused on what will happen and ...

UN Security Council Set For Clash Over Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria o...

UN: Evidence Suggests Some Chemical 'Substance' Was Used In Syria Attack

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

GENEVA — Evidence suggests that some kind of "substance" was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike ...

Obama: U.S. Concludes Syrian Gov. Is Behind Chemical Weapons

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has "concluded" that the Syrian government carrie...

Ban Ki-moon: Weapons Inspectors In Syria Need Time To Complete Probe

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - United Nations inspectors should be given time to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons in Syria's civil...

Architect Of U.S. Military Strategy In Syria Doesn't Think Plan Will Work

Foreign Policy | John Hudson | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

The United States appears to be closer than ever to deploying a series of surgical strikes on Syrian targets. But a key architect of that strategy is ...

The Pros And Cons Of Intervening In Syria

The New Yorker | George Packer | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

So it looks like we’re going to bomb Assad. Good. Really? Why good?...

West Tells Opposition: Syria Strike Due In Days

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Western powers could attack Syria within days, envoys fro...

Syria Accuses John Kerry Of Lying

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

By ALBERT AJI, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria on Tuesday said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was lying when he stated there...

UN Inspectors Probe Allegations Of Chemical Attack In Syria

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — U.N. experts collected samples and testimony from Syrian doctors and victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack Monday foll...

What Happens After We Bomb Syria?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are no easy answers, and there may in fact be no good answers either. There may in fact be only bad options, struggling to define which is the worst outcome.