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Latest Bashir Assad Items
The Pentagon is urging Syria to move faster on its promise to hand over its chemical weapons.
Isn't it sort of contradictory — to say nothing of hypocritical — for the Obama administration to refuse to negotiate with al Qaeda for the release of U.S. contractor Warren Weinstein ("National news: Abducted American appeals for release," Web, Dec. 26)? Just a few months ago, the White House was ready to arm the rebel groups, of which al Qaeda is a part, in Syria in the fight against President Bashir Assad. That would have been a far deeper and more committed entanglement.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry lauded international weapons inspectors Thursday for working "with unprecedented speed" toward eliminating Syria's chemical weapons stocks in accordance with the recent pressure put on Syria by the U.S., Russia and other permanent members of the U.N. Securtiy Council to destroy the weapons.
Al Qaeda affiliates fighting against the Syrian regime are now debating when to launch attacks outside the country's borders, according to a senior U.S. lawmaker.
The Pentagon issued Thursday a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, which lectured the U.S. on the use of the force and working through the U.N. to resolve international conflicts.
Rep. James P. McGovern, a Massachusetts Democrat and one of the president's most reliable allies in Congress, said Sunday he can't support Mr. Obama's call for authorization of a military strike on Syria.
Obama girds for response against Syria; Kerry: Chemical attack against civilians a 'moral obscenity'
Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared Monday that a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria was undeniable and an act of "moral obscenity."
America should end its intervention in Syria or shift its support to President Bashir Assad. Iraq-based al Qaeda militants now control the rebellion. A shadowy terrorist named Baghdadi has moved from Iraq to northern Syria to control al Qaeda's operations there. He is a grotesque savage, determined to compel acceptance of radical Islam through religious courts and executions.
As the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, Sen. John F. Kerry denounced the war in Iraq as a "profound diversion" and asserted that without a serious change of course, America faced "the prospect of a war with no end in sight."