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UK support for military action in Syria is not in America’s best interest

By: Sarwar Kashmeri The last time a British prime minister endorsed an American president’s plans for military intervention, it resulted in the US invasion of Iraq – one of the worst foreign policy blunders in recent American history. That is … Continue reading

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C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

By: Eric Schmitt WASHINGTON DC, United States — A small number of C.I.A.officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials … Continue reading

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Turkey paying for guns sent to Syrian rebels by CIA: Report

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are allegedly paying for weapons sent to Syrian opposition rebels throughCIA operatives working on Turkish soil, the New York Times has reported. According to statements made byAmerican officials and Arab intelligence officers, weapons such as … Continue reading

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Hillary’s Little Startup: How the U.S. Is Using Technology to Aid Syria’s Rebels

By: Jay Newton-Small Syria’s regime may have overwhelming firepower, but the rebels are winning in another arena— with U.S. help. Abu Ghassan looks more like a hipster than a revolutionary. Decked out in a pink shirt and black jeans, he … Continue reading

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French warming to armed intervention in Syria

PARIS, France – A widening majority of French people favor military intervention in Syria and more believe France should participate, according to the first poll on the issue since a recent massacre in the country. The Ifop poll on Saturday showed … Continue reading

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William Hague: we cannot rule out military action on Syria

By: Lizzy Davies The situation in Syria is “now so grave, so serious and so rapidly deteriorating” that no option for future international action can be ruled out, William Hague warned as he prepared to hold talks with opposition groups … Continue reading

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No US military action in Syria without UN authorization, Leon Panetta says

By: David S. Cloud Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the U.S. should not take military action in Syria without authorization by the United Nations, a position seemingly at odds with that of another senior U.S. official who said … Continue reading

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Russia to Block Syria Military Intervention

By: Jessica Golloher MOSCOW – Russia said the United Nations Security Council should not consider new measures to resolve the crisis in Syria and signaled it would block any effort to authorize military intervention in its Middle Eastern ally. A … Continue reading

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US raises prospect of intervention in Syria

By Ruth Sherlock Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, bluntly criticised Russia’s continued backing for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime yesterday. This support was illustrated last night by the disclosure that a Russian cargo ship carrying weapons had docked in … Continue reading

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Syria intervention talk shot down

Russia and Germany said yesterday it was premature to speculate about a military intervention in Syria. Their statements come after French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that use of force could not be excluded in Syria, as long as it … Continue reading

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