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Non-Chemical Warfare: Violence Continues in Syria

Non-Chemical Warfare: Violence Continues in Syria | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Over the past past 2 1/2 years, the widespread use of conventional, non-chemical weapons by both Syrian government forces and rebel groups has resulted in the loss of more than 100,000 lives (Non-Chemical Warfare: Violence Continues in Syria - In ...
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Syria rebels break ranks in challenge for foreign backers

Syria rebels break ranks in challenge for foreign backers | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Syria rebels break ranks in challenge for foreign backers FRANCE 24 AFP - A decision by key Syrian rebel groups to break with the Western-backed National Coalition further splinters the opposition and poses a key challenge for its international...
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U.S. politicians wonder if Obama was outfoxed on Syria chemical weapons

U.S. politicians wonder if Obama was outfoxed on Syria chemical weapons | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Lawmakers speculate whether the U.S.-Russia deal on Syria's chemical arms exposes America's weakness while strengthening Putin
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Brian Byrd's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:03 PM

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The USA made an agreement with Russia to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons.  Although Obama defended the deal we made, Senatior John McCain along with many others thought the deal was a bad idea.  They said the deal exposed American weakness while it strengthened the hand of the Russians and Syrian President, Bashar Assad.  John McCain specifically spoke out saying "It gave Russia a position in the Middle East that it hadn't had since 1970"  The politicians went back and forth in their debate on why they believe that the US involvement with the Russians was a bad idea.   They are argue that the Russians can make the Syrian President Assad do what the Russians what them to do with the weapons.  That the Russians have a plan for Russian Interests because they saw Syria as a diplomatic advantage, and here's why:  Syrian chemical weapons agreement bound for United Nations Security Council, Sec. Kerry claims "threat of force is real" in Syria, and that families in Damscus struggle to survive. 

 Another problem is that we took the threat of military involvement off of the table which they are arguing about as well.  Although they said we won't take action unless the agreement is broken they feel like the threat of our military involvement needs to be more real because we are not taking proper precautions for the events that could happen in the future. 

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Human Rights Watch Report Concludes That Assad Carried Out Chemical Attacks

Human Rights Watch Report Concludes That Assad Carried Out Chemical Attacks | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
A just-released report from Human Rights Watch, based on evidence and interviews with those in the area, conlcudes that the chemical attacks carried out on August 21 were the action of the Syrian government and not rebel forces.
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Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit in chemical plan

Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit in chemical plan | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Syria's top rebel commander accuses Assad regime and Moscow of deceit over latest chemical arms proposal http://t.co/GJEhQP37aY
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John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack

John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
US secretary of state tells London press conference with William Hague that US intelligence blames Assad regime for gas attack
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Democratic Rep.: Obama Could Lose ‘Moral Authority’ Over Syria Strike

Democratic Rep.: Obama Could Lose ‘Moral Authority’ Over Syria Strike | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
On C-SPAN’s Newsmakers Sunday morning, California Congressman Xavier Becerra commended President Barack Obama for seeking approval from Congress for a strike on Syria, but cautioned him against doing so if he does obtain congressional authorization.
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Syria's Rebels And Soldiers Agree — Military Strikes Will Change Nothing

Syria's Rebels And Soldiers Agree — Military Strikes Will Change Nothing | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Too little, too late.
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Obama Rejects G20 Pressure To Abandon Syria Air Strike Plan

Obama Rejects G20 Pressure To Abandon Syria Air Strike Plan | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Obama Rejects G20 Pressure To Abandon Syria Air Strike Plan
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NYT's Syria rebel video from early 2012, not 2013

NYT's Syria rebel video from early 2012, not 2013 | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it

Politico (blog)
The much-talked-about video of Syrian rebels executing unarmed government soldiers was filmed in the spring of 2012, not in April 2013, as the New York Times originally reported on Thursday.

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Activists: Shelling near Syrian capital kills 16 rebels

Activists: Shelling near Syrian capital kills 16  rebels | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian anti-regime activists say government shelling has killed 16 people, mostly rebels, near Damascus.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, September 7, 2013 5:07 AM

Good, I hope Assad wins against the Islamic terrorists and the US stays out!

 

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Assad loyalists "forming human shields" to protect from US strikes  http://sco.lt/6Aeb1F

 

 China, joins Russia, Has Warships “Observing” Close to Syria http://sco.lt/6EQept ;

 

The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria, http://ht.ly/oCmzK

 

Video: “Allahu Akbar!” @SenJohnMcCain, @statedept allies caught Executing Restrained Kneeling Pro-Assad Civilians http://sco.lt/87DDcH ;

 

Iran Threatens To Unleash Hezbollah, Kidnap Americans If U.S. Strikes Syria  http://sco.lt/6dAmgr ;

 

Video:Terrorists Coming Thru Southern Border;Hezbollah training in Mexico! http://sco.lt/8zAOJ7 ;

and likely in the US already as sleeper cells, thanks to our porous borders that this threat from Iran could become a reality if Obama strikes Syria. 

 

Putin right,Kerry lied:Top intelligence reports   confirm jihadists overpowering 'moderates' | http://sco.lt/7cYWVF ;

 

The Truth About Al Qaeda Infiltration in Syria http://sco.lt/7wmiZN

 

Allen West to Congress: Don't Let Obama Make You a Scapegoat for Syria  http://sco.lt/5QMOmn ;

 

Obama gets Cold Feet -Syrian's celebrating&call admin a joke  http://sco.lt/8ULZuj

 

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack http://sco.lt/5ugDFR ;

 

Syrians vow to “burn America’s skies” on Obama’s Facebook  http://sco.lt/8JmIMr ;

 

A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme 'approved by Washington' is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons.

Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against its own people.


Read more:  

http://t.co/zloPWbJDIk

 

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Russia warns US of 'catastrophic consequences' of Syria intervention http://sco.lt/8PtJ5d

 

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On Fox News today with Neil Cavuto: Wayne Simmons frmr CIA op claims he has human evidence that the FSA is the secular/humanitarian group&the US shld help&bomb Syria air&palace...however that's contrary to other reports, including reports from victims of the attack.

 

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video evidence shows Syrian rebels using the chemical weapons in Syria  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=194084144098569&set=vb.1390539321171537&type=2&theater

 

UN Diplomat: Jihadists May Have Used Gas - Not Assadhttp://sco.lt/5YnWCX ;

Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official

Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday.

Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/

 

Liberal Hypocrisy in Iraq and Syria

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/liberal-wmd-hypocrisy-in-iraq-and-syria ;

 

President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syria’s use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that country’s civil war, according to senior administration officials.

The timing of such an attack, which would probably last no more than two days and involve sea-launched cruise missiles — or, possibly, long-range bombers — striking military targets not directly related to Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, would be dependent on three factors: completion of an intelligence report assessing Syrian government culpability in last week’s alleged chemical attack; ongoing consultation with allies and Congress; and determination of a justification under international law.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-obama-determined-to-hold-syria-accountable-for-using-chemical-weapons/2013/08/26/599450c2-0e70-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

 

Remember Bashar the Reformer?

American officials who for ego or because of animosity toward George W. Bush did their best to end Assad’s isolation. It’s always fun to read their statements reporting Assad’s willingness to solve mutual problems.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), who took time out to tour the markets to maximum benefit for Syrian state television.Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), more John Kerry, and even more John Kerry. That second story reminds how the Obama administration once went so far as to give Syria spare parts for its planes.The late Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), at the time still a Republican, might have acted as a tour guide: His trip with Nelson and Kerry was his 16th taxpayer-funded trip to Damascus, and it was not his last.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may not have gone herself, but she used her senate colleagues’ experience meeting Assad to justify her description of him as a reformer. “There’s a different leader in Syria now,” she told CBS’s Face the Nation, explaining, “Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.”Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) spent nearly $8,000 on two trips to Damascus, while Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) spent nearly twice that, according to Legistorm.Gen. David Petraeus repeatedly asked President George W. Bush for permission to go tête-à-tête with Assad in Damascus; let’s be glad Bush said no, both because it saved Petraeus the embarrassment and denied Assad a propaganda coup.

Perhaps in this age of budget-cutting, it would be useful to ask Pelosi, Kerry, and Nelson—all of whom still serve publicly—about what in hindsight they see as the value of their trips to Syria

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/08/26/remember-bashar-the-reformer/

 

 U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime' | http://sco.lt/5MRT4j

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=Syria

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=hezbollah

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Syrians Want a No-Fly Zone, Not U.S. Bombing

Syrians Want a No-Fly Zone, Not U.S. Bombing | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
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Syrians at a refugee hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey, say small military strikes from the USA will not stop their suffering. They want a no-fly zone to take out Bashar Assad's planes, so they can fight back on even terms.

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Grand Mufti of Syria pardons the terrorist rebels who killed his son - Digital Resistance

Grand Mufti of Syria pardons the terrorist rebels who killed his son - Digital Resistance | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
‘I met those men who assassinated my own son – and they told me they didn’t even know whom they were killing.” Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, sits in a straightbacked chair, his immaculate white turban atop a narrow,...
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Meet The Iranian Commander Pulling Strings In Syria's War

Meet The Iranian Commander Pulling Strings In Syria's War | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most important military commander in Syria's civil war is not Syrian at all. He's Iranian Maj. Gen.
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Syria government forces executed at least 248 civilians: human rights group

Syria government forces executed at least 248 civilians: human rights group | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Slideshow: Syria uprising / A look back at the conflict that has overtaken the country.Launch slideshowBy Becky Bratu, Staff Writer, NBC NewsSyrian government forces and pro-regime militias summarily executed at least 248 men, women and children in...
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'Peaceful solution': Syria accepts Russia deal to hand over chemical weapons

'Peaceful solution': Syria accepts Russia deal to hand over chemical weapons | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Syria confirmed it would accept a Russian-brokered deal to hand over its chemical weapons Tuesday, but the White House said President Barack Obama would still ask Congress to approve the use of military force against Damascus.
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Obama backs off 'red line,' opens door to 'diplomatic track' on Syria

Obama backs off 'red line,' opens door to 'diplomatic track' on Syria | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
President Obama on Monday took a sharp turn away from his red line threat to Syria on the eve of taking his case to the American people, saying in an interview with Fox News that he's open to negotiations on an alternative plan that could avert a...
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59 percent of Americans oppose strike on Syria: CNN/ORC International poll

59 percent of Americans oppose strike on Syria: CNN/ORC International poll | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
The American public strongly opposes a US military intervention in Syria, despite a majority believing that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime gassed its own people, a poll showed Monday.
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GOP Rep.: Why Won’t White House Return My Call About Helping Pass Syria Bill?

GOP Rep.: Why Won’t White House Return My Call About Helping Pass Syria Bill? | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
On ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger said he had tried to work with the White House to pass their Syria authorization, but had yet to hear back from the Obama administration.
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European Union Wants UN Report Before Any Military Action in Syria - New York Times

European Union Wants UN Report Before Any Military Action in Syria - New York Times | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
The Guardian European Union Wants UN Report Before Any Military Action in Syria New York Times VILNIUS, Lithuania — The European Union said Saturday that a military strike against Syria should be put off until United Nations inspectors submit a...
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Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria

Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family if US hits Syria | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
As Congress debates whether to support President Obama's call for a limited strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons, Iran is vowing to back Bashar al-Assad's regime to the hilt an (Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Syria resolution likely to fail

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Syria resolution likely to fail | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
South Carolina's senior senator continued to argue for U.S. military intervention in Syria in a speech to 300 Chamber of Commerce members here while acknowledging his position is unpopular with voters. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also said Congress is not likely to authorize a strike, predicting a close vote in the Senate where the resolution is likely to come up next week and a larger margin in the House where the timing is less certain.
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Direct link between Syria's Assad and gas attack remains elusive for US

Direct link between Syria's Assad and gas attack remains elusive for US | Syria Civil War News | Scoop.it
Haaretz Direct link between Syria's Assad and gas attack remains elusive for US Haaretz Penetrating the secretive Syrian government is tough, especially as it fights a chaotic civil war for its survival, but demonstrating the chain of command could...
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