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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday that he was "convinced" President Bashar Assad's forces had unleashed chemical weapons on rebel fighters and that the international community should respond with a strong message.
President Obama learned nothing from the war failures of President George W. Bush. In fact, he continues to make the same (and worse) mistakes under the cover of a sympathetic media and a blindly loyal Democratic electorate.
No matter where one stands on the crises in the Middle East, there's little argument right now on either side of the political aisle that the president's handling of Syria is no way to conduct American foreign policy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged President Obama on Saturday not to rush into a decision on striking Syria, but to consider whether strikes would help end the violence and be worth the civilian casualties they would inevitably cause.
The United Nations inspectors looking into the suspected use of chemical weapons by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad are expected to finish their work before the end of the week.
The possibility of an imminent U.S. military strike on Syria brings with it real danger that Iran-backed Hezbollah might respond by sending rockets into Israel — or that Israel might exploit the development to conduct strikes of its own against Iran, Middle East analysts monitoring the situation said Thursday.
Britain’s military on Thursday sent in fighter jets to Cyprus in what political heads have called a precautionary measure, in case of international intervention in Syria and subsequent retaliation from President Bashar Assad.
President Obama and his top aides tried to rally support Thursday for retaliatory strikes in Syria, saying they remain convinced that the Assad regime used chemical weapons, but hopes for an international coalition took a major hit when the British Parliament voted against military action.
War fever is exciting, thrilling even, and it's contagious. Where it stops, none can tell. Prudent presidents go slowly, keeping all options open, measuring their response twice to cut it once.