Why Albania?

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:20 pm

When the United States decided against a military strike on Assad’s forces in Syria and settled instead for an agreement to disarm Assad of his chemical weapons, a new problem arose. Where were the Syrian chemical weapons to be taken for destruction? Last week we learned that the United States asked Albania to accept and dismantle Assad’s chemical arsenal

Foreign Policy Magazine “Leaks” UN Report on Syrian Chemical Warfare

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 8:50 am

In one of the most pathetic and desperate non-stories I’ve recently read, Foreign Policy published an article pretending that they have scooped the upcoming UN Report.

Obama Double-Backpedal Liveblogging

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:55 pm

Should be eleventy-dimensional chess at its best. Or an incoherent mess – not that our poor three-dimensional brains would ever be able to tell the difference.

Just Say No

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 4:20 pm

This lack of trust in the government goes much further back than just the ten years ago run up to invading Iraq based on lies and half truths. It goes back beyond the Gulf of Tonkin “incident.” It goes back beyond the recent admission by the CIA that they helped over throw an elected Iranian government in 1952, installing the Shah; eventually leading to his overthrow, the attack on the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and the stand-off between the US and Iran that exists today. I am not a tin-foil wearing conspiracy theorist but these items I have mentioned are not conspiracies, they are facts, albeit often not admitted for decades.

Obama’s National Security Advisor Delivers Myth-Addled Speech on Waging War on Syria

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:30 am

Rice’s speech came on the same day as news broke of a Pew Research Center poll indicating that American opposition to striking Syria has surged. It contained many myths the administration has been propagating—and apparently intends to continue propagating—in order to keep pressing its public relations offensive for war.

A fortuitous stumble

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:30 am

Hey look a possible stumbled into compromise that avoids us bombing someone…is that even possible anymore?

Susan Rice Delivers Myth-Addled Speech on Waging War on Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 6:30 pm

National security advisor Susan E. Rice was sent by the administration of President Barack Obama to deliver a speech making the case for war on Syria at the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 1:50 pm

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 and interests.

Opposition to Striking Syria Grows Dramatically in Past Week

By: Monday September 9, 2013 12:38 pm

President Obama has clearly failed to make his case for attacking Syria to the American people. According to a new Pew Research poll opposition to Syria airstrikes has grown dramatically in just the past week.

Some “Message” Bombs Won’t Change the Calculation Around Using Chemical Weapons

By: Monday September 9, 2013 11:40 am

One of the most frustrating things about President Obama’s push for action in Syria is that his entire plan is logically flawed. Even if we assume everything Obama says about Syria is true, what he is planning will not achieve his stated goal.

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