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Syria’s cry, America’s cowardice

By: Michael Weiss Last week, President Obama finally articulated his “red-line” threat for military intervention in Syria as the regime’s movement or deployment of chemical weapons. Unfortunately, this suggests that everything but Bashar Assad’s resort to weapons of mass destruction … Continue reading

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Syrian minister warns US against intervention

By: Lynn Berry MOSCOW — President Barack Obama’s warning over chemical weapons in Syria indicates the West is looking for a pretext for military intervention, a senior Syrian government official said Tuesday following talks in Moscow. Syrian Deputy Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Editorial: What the U.S. should do in Syria

By: Zalmay Khalilzad The United States has a window to facilitate an orderly transition in Syria without deploying military force. But the window is narrowing — and the Obama administration will need to adjust its political strategy to succeed. Diplomatically, … Continue reading

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Syria ‘will not use’ chemical weapons on its own people

Syria has said it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, but would do so against an external attack. Acknowledging their existence for the first time, Damascus said the weapons, stored and secured by the armed forces, would … Continue reading

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Russia won’t permit foreign intervention in Syria

By: Faruk Akkan MOSCOW, Russia - The Kremlin never raised its voice against the US occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and chose to silently watch the Arab Spring that was sweeping through North Africa … Continue reading

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German minister urges peaceful solution to Syria crisis

Germany’s defense minister Wednesday called for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria where escalating hostilities forced the United Nations observer mission to suspend its activities. The Syrian unrest needs to be solved “peacefully”, Thomas de Maiziere said in … Continue reading

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UK minister: Can’t rule out intervention in Syria

LONDON – British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday that he couldn’t rule out a military intervention in Syria, saying the situation there was beginning to resemble the violence that gripped Bosnia in the 1990s. Hague told Sky News television … Continue reading

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Israel accuses Syria of genocide, urges intervention

A senior Israeli minister on Sunday issued Tel Aviv’s most explicit call yet for military intervention to topple President Bashar al-Assad and accused him of committing genocide to suppress the 15-month-old uprising against his rule. Vice Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz … Continue reading

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William Hague targets Syria in human rights address

There is a limit to the patience of the international community with the Assad regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned. However, the attitude of the Russians and Chinese remains a “constraint” on what can be done, he … Continue reading

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US Senator John McCain Speaks on Syria with Christiane Amanpour

US Senator John McCain Speaks on Syria with Christiane Amanpour. He tells Christiane Amanpour that the United States can intervene in Syria with the help of other nations.

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