A UN plan for Syria is a "milestone" in the efforts to end the conflict there, says US Secretary of State John Kerry. [...]
U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. [...]
WASHINGTON — The West has ignored the killing of Christians in
Syria, a report said. [...]
Early in President Barack Obama’s first term, there were suggestions that the U.S. and China could forge a new partnership, dubbed the G-2, to manage global affairs. The Obama administration reportedly made some version of this proposal to Beijing but was rebuffed. Last week, it suddenly seemed possible that the Syrian crisis could trigger the creation of an alternative G-2, this time involving Russia. [...]
The United States has conceded that any UN Security Council resolution on Syria will not authorise military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, an official said, after strong objections from Russia. [...]
Syria's chemical weapons must be destroyed or removed by mid-2014, under an agreement between the US and Russia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a framework document under which Syria must hand over a full list of its stockpile within a week [...]
The CIA program is classified as covert, which means it would be briefed to Congress’s intelligence committees but not its defence committees. [...]
President Obama is generally firm in his belief that he needs to vindicate the threat he made last summer when he was trying to outdo Mitt Romney on sounding tough. It was then that Mr. Obama threatened to intervene in the Syrian civil war if chemical weapons were used by the government. [...]
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Utah Senator (R) Orin Hatch has just posted a video outlining some of the questions he now has concerning President Obama's desire to bomb Syria.
I too, share some of these questions and concerns and agree with Senator Hatch in asking "What is your long term plan, not just for Syria, but for the whole of the region, Mr. President?"
I also agree that "what is clear is that launching a few missiles will do NOTHING to end the civil war in Syria."
Leading from behind all these years has helped [...]
CBS reporter’s question could be a life-saver
Tough ask: CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan and John Kerry
Published: 10 September 2013
Updated: 14:55, 10 September 2013
“Is there anything at this point that his [Bashar Assad’s] government could do or offer that would stop an attack?” came a reporter’s voice at yesterday’s press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Secretary William Hague. But who asked it? [...]
President Obama should now put all options of using force against Syria on hold and give diplomacy a chance. The Russian-brokered initiative to get Bashar Assad to hand over all his stocks of chemical weapons to international inspectors, for them to be destroyed later, gives the US and the world a real possibility of getting rid of these dreadful weapons at last. [...]
It’s not hard to imagine the story of Syria and the GOP going something like this: [...]
Believe it or not, there are other options for dealing with the current crisis. [...]
The president is clearing his desk, going all-out to persuade for a vote that he has said is vital for America's credibility. [...]