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  • Hagel says evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria

    04/25/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | FoxNews.com
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday the U.S. intelligence community believes the Syrian regime used the chemical weapon sarin, a revelation that immediately raised the question of whether a "red line" had been crossed in the country's civil war. Hagel confirmed the intelligence assessment, which was detailed in a letter to select members of Congress, while speaking to reporters on a visit to Abu Dhabi. The administration swiftly released those letters, which said U.S. intelligence determined with varying degrees of confidence that "the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin."...
  • Chinese Chess

    12/20/2010 7:14:55 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 18, 2010 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    The Chinese are playing grandmaster chess against an amateur America that can’t see beyond the second move... China is doing a very different thing. The Communist regime sees trade policy as merely one weapon in a war aimed at overtaking the United States as the world’s preeminent economic and, by extension, military power. The undervaluation of the renminbi is a necessary means of keeping China’s export machine running at full tilt so as to create jobs for the millions who are moving from the country to the nation’s cities. Lacking democratic legitimacy, the regime’s principal claim to the loyalty, or...
  • Influential GOP'ers Within White House Urge Bush to Work Behind the Scenes for Lott Resignation

    12/12/2002 11:12:04 PM PST · by ewing · 389 replies · 893+ views
    CBS News Exclusive ^ | Decemer 13, 2002 | Bob Schieffer
    Sources have exclusively told CBS News Chief Washington Correspondant Bob Schieffer that influential Republicans-some of them inside the Bush White House-are now urging the President to work behind the scenes to get Trent Lott to step down as Majority Leader of the United States Senate.However some Republicans have risen to Lott's defense.Senator Arlen Specter , (R-PA) said Lott's comments should be accepted as an 'inadverdent slip and his apolgy should end the discussion.''I know Trent Lott very well from working with him in the Senate for the past 14 years and can vouch for the fact that he is no...