As Destruction Of Chemical Weapons Begins In Syria CIA Escalates Aid To Rebels

By: Monday October 7, 2013 10:25 am

After the Assad government in Syria responded to a (likely unscripted) ultimatum by Secretary of State Kerry by agreeing to destroy their chemical weapons, the CIA is stepping up military aid to the people trying to overthrow Assad. Talk about mixed messages – please give up those dangerous weapons so we can help destroy you. [...]

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 11:28 am

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has sent a series of questions to the Obama Administration regarding the authorization for the use of military force on Syria. According to documents obtained by Firedoglake, the CPC asked a total of 67 questions ranging from the evidence itself to the possible consequences from the strike on US security [...]

Kerry Labels Assad ‘Hitler’ Despite Dining With Him, British Sold Syria Chemical Weapons For Civil War

By: Tuesday September 3, 2013 5:46 am

It’s that time again. As the war drums start pounding the foe-of-the-moment starts being compared to Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately for Secretary of State John Kerry, who recently made the Assad-Hitler comparison, his realization seems to be quite sudden as photos have surfaced of Secretary Kerry and his wife dining with the Assads. Kerry – who compared [...]

Kerry Forgot US Helped Iraq Use Chemical Weapons, Makes Other Odd Statements On Syria

By: Friday August 30, 2013 10:55 am

So Secretary of State John Kerry gave an absurd Colin Powell-esque speech trying to justify war with Syria. The speech contradicted itself in numerous points and probably will go down in history as a low point for US foreign policy communication. But one claim in the speech was beyond absurd, that chemical weapons haven’t been [...]

CIA Files Show America Helped Saddam Hussein As He Gassed Iran

By: Monday August 26, 2013 7:30 am

As the United States government prepares for war with Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack, a report by Foreign Policy magazine details CIA files that prove that the U.S. knew Saddam Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history and provided him assistance anyway. Previously it was a matter of debate [...]

Obama Nearing Decision On Syria

By: Friday August 23, 2013 5:55 am

In the aftermath of a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Obama said he was nearing a decision on direct U.S. military involvement. The use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government had been labeled a “red line” by the Obama Administration that, if crossed, would prompt a military response. Obama also claimed that [...]

Syria: Chemical Weapons Allegedly Used, U.S. Senator Calls For No Fly Zone

By: Wednesday March 20, 2013 7:00 am

An Israeli official has claimed that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, crossing the stated “red line” of the Obama Administration regarding U.S involvement in the Syrian Civil War. A senior Israeli official said Wednesday that it is “apparently clear” that chemical weapons were recently used in Syria, and that the alleged attack will [...]

Assad Regime May Have Crossed “Red Line” With Reported Gas Attack

By: Tuesday December 25, 2012 4:59 am

American involvement in the civil war in Syria has been perilous. On the one hand the Assad regime is a no friend to America or its allies (principally Israel) so seeing it fall would seem to be advantageous and on the other hand the opposition to the Assad regime within Syria seems to have Al-Qaeda [...]

Syrian Regime Floats Resignation of Assad as Possibility

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:55 am

I heard LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the chair of the Democratic National Convention, speak last night in Burbank, and among a fairly mainstream liberal speech that focused heavily on the DREAM Act and the Administration’s granting deferred action status for DREAM-eligible undocumenteds, he accused the Romney-Ryan campaign of “saber-rattling on Syria.” This came one day [...]

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