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  • Targeting Chemical Weapons Hazardous

    The Syrian government's alleged chemical attack on its people has brought the Obama administration and the world to the precipice of war. The proliferation of photos and personal accounts depicting the deaths of at least 1,100 Syrians leaves the...
  • Letters: Calling the world's bluff on chemical weapons

    Letters: Calling the world's bluff on chemical weapons
    Re "Senate panel supports U.S. strike on Syria," Sept. 5 It's time to call everyone's bluff on the Syrian chemical issue to smoke out the contending parties. Whether it be Bashar Assad's regime, the rebels, the U.S. and its allies, Arab states, the...
  • U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria

    U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria
    WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. The classified reports about a...
  • The folly of attacking Syria

    The folly of attacking Syria
    The Sun editorial staff is of the opinion that the "U.S. must act decisively and forcefully to punish [President Bashar] Assad for his choice to unleash chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria — even if our allies won't" ("Where is the...
  • EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act

    EU says strong evidence Syria used chemical weapons, U.N. should act
    LONDON – Citing “strong evidence” implicating the Syrian government in a recent chemical attack, the European Union called Saturday for a strong international response to prevent further such atrocities but urged that any action be taken...
  • Seek Iran's help with Syria

    Seek Iran's help with Syria
    If our goal is to get Syria to stop using chemical weapons, we should go to the Iranians for help ("Deep Democratic misgivings over Syria," Sept. 5). The Iranians are the Syrians' best allies, but they hate nerve agents, having suffered when the Iraqis...
  • Obama adviser warns of consequences if Syria not punished

    WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
  • For Obama, a lot is riding on Congress' decision on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
  • What do the Syrians want?

    What do the Syrians want?
    It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
  • Syria backs Russian proposal for regime to hand over chemical weapons

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack. “We, for the sake of protecting...
  • How not to deal with Syria

    When I first moved to Washington, I drove a beat-up Honda. But, because those were the waning days of the crack era, it was common to have any car broken into, particularly where I lived. This helped me rationalize my habit of keeping my car filthy. I...