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  • Report: Assad moves weapons underground

    09/04/2013 5:46:07 PM PDT · by Prospero · 71 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 9/4/2013 | Zach Pontz
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun to move his arsenal of advanced weapons underground in preparation for a possible strike on the country by the United States, Israel’s Channel 1o reported on Wednesday. Since learning of U.S. President Obama’s desire to attack Syria, Assad ‘s forces have begun to move the weapons, including possibly chemical warheads, into underground bunkers. The process was accelerated when Damascus realized that the U.S. strike would not be a surprise and in fact would be delayed by a Congressional vote, Channel 10 said. The underground facilities are similar to those built by Iran near the...
  • Obama Crosses Red Line by Supporting Jihadi Terrorism (in Syria)

    09/01/2013 3:04:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug 31 2013 | Ymond Ibrahim
    By now it should be obvious that whenever the U.S. interferes in another nation’s politics in the name of “human rights,” that is only a pretext. So it is in Syria, as Obama prepares to plunge America in a war with that nation and, inevitably, its allies. The United States’ stated reason for intervention, as articulated by John Kerry, is that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on the rebels, many of whom are jihadis — including terrorists, rapists, and cannibals – and thus violated their human rights. Kerry is certainly consistent. Earlier he worried about the “human rights” of...
  • Hill briefing: Uphill battle for Obama on Syria

    09/01/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1,2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM, AUSTIN WRIGHT and JONATHAN ALLEN
    President Barack Obama faces a clear uphill battle in swaying skeptical lawmakers of the merits of military action in Syria, as top officials were dispatched to Capitol Hill Sunday to make the administration’s case. For example, Senate Democratic aides are drafting new language for an authorization of military force in Syria, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday. The administration’s proposal is too open-ended — a complaint many lawmakers have — Leahy said after leaving the classified briefing. The current version wouldn’t garner his support, but he indicated that a more tightly written draft might. “I know it’s going to be...
  • Merkel, Challenger: No German Part in Syria Strike (No "Red Line" for Germany)

    09/01/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies
    abc ^ | 9/1/2013 | AP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger in Germany's upcoming election have both said they wouldn't participate in military action against Syria. Merkel said that "Germany will not participate" in a military strike as she faced center-left rival Peer Steinbrueck during a televised debate Sunday before the Sept. 22 vote.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians warn U.S. that Al Qaeda has hijacked revolution

    09/01/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Tiffany Madison
    Syrians inside the country say the revolution began with peaceful protests from the poor seeking reforms. The movement now brims with violent terrorist operatives aligned with Al Qaeda and Al-Nasra, including extremist fighters from Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. The mainstream media portrays a false picture of the now-compromised Free Syrian Army. The extremist elements within are not just minority-affiliates. They win the battles, they have the ammunition and the food. They have slowly filled the power vaccuum and they do not fight for a freed Syria, but to establish an ultra-fundamentalist state. American taxpayers have fueled the Syrian Civil War...
  • How the Prime Minister [UK] and John Kerry ambushed nervous Obama to force him to arm Syrian rebels

    06/15/2013 11:31:09 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 June 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    David Cameron and US Secretary of State John Kerry secretly ganged up to persuade a nervous Barack Obama to back Britain’s bid to arm Syrian rebels, it was revealed last night. The Prime Minister and Mr Kerry’s diplomatic ambush of President Obama succeeded when they won his support for a showdown with Russia’s Vladimir Putin – a key ally of Syria’s President Assad – when Mr Cameron hosts a G8 summit in Northern Ireland tomorrow. Obama’s surprise U-turn came 24 hours after Foreign Secretary William Hague slipped into Washington almost completely unnoticed to meet Mr Kerry. In recent weeks, while...