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The High Cost Of Saving Face For Obama
Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013

The High Cost Of Saving Face For Obama
Will Congress Now Save Obama's Face By Selling Out Democracy and the Syrian People and Setting the Stage for World War III?

Rep. Alan Grayson: Syria Intelligence Manipulated

Just whose war is this?
Pat Buchanan decries notion of Americans 'hired out to do the big-time killing for royals'

Syria: Another Illegal War of Aggression based on Manipulation and Fake Intelligence

Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.

Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack
Russia says a deadly March sarin attack in an Aleppo suburb was carried out by Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin set for collision over Syria at G20 summit
Russian president signals he will take action if America strikes at Assad as US counterpart admits relations have hit a wall

Putin Says Proof of Chemical Arms Attack Is Not Enough to Justify U.S. Action

Russia releases key findings on chemical attack near Aleppo indicating similarity with rebel-made weapons

Russia warns of nuclear disaster if Syria is hit

Putin calls Kerry a liar on Syria

Russia Boosts Mediterranean Force as U.S. Mulls Syria Strike

Shelling of Russian Embassy in Damascus 'Barbaric Act' Moscow

Republican congressman withdraws support for Syria strike
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who on Saturday said he supported President Obama's decision to launch military action in Syria, has changed his mind.

To some, US case for Syrian gas attack, strike has too many holes

Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West
The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.

Chuck Hagel: I don't trust Syrian opposition
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel acknowledged that he doesn't trust the Syrian opposition, though the top U.S. general argued that a strike on Syrian dictator Bashar Assad ought not be regarded as support for the opposition.

Americans widely oppose Syria strike despite drumbeat in Washington
While Congress considers United States President Barack Obama's request to use military force against the regime of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, fewer than four-in-ten Americans say they are in favor of launching a strike.

The American People Really Don't Want To Bomb Syria (POLLS)

Senate Panel Votes To Make Regime Change The Goal Of Syria Mission

Obama Will Not Get Away With a Syria Strike On My Watch
In 1971, Secretary of State John Kerry famously questioned: "How can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?" I would ask Secretary Kerry how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake? That is what he would be doing if the U.S. intervened in the Syrian civil war.

Senate Committee Approves Loophole-Ridden Syria War Resolution
Close 10-7 Vote Sets Stage for Contentious Debate

Obama Denies That He Came Up With 'Red Line' on Syria
'The World' Said It, President Insists

How Would the Government Pay for Intervention in Syria? And How Much is it Low-Balling Cost Estimates?

France won't attack Syria if U.S. doesn't, prime minister tells his Senate

Brazil's Rousseff wants U.S. apology for NSA spying
Furious about a report that the U.S. government spied on her private communications, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff may cancel a planned White House visit and downgrade commercial ties unless she receives a public apology, a senior Brazilian official told Reuters on Wednesday.

UN: Press should not be 'intimidated into silence' over state secrets
Representatives criticise UK government following detention of David Miranda, and call for public debate over NSA surveillance

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet

Mexican President Says NSA Spying Illegal, Demands Investigation

Putin says Snowden can feel safe in Russia

Iran's Rouhani to speak at yearly U.N. session in New York
President Hassan Rouhani will attend the yearly United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, an event his predecessor used to make incendiary statements on the world stage.

Lawlessness and Ruin in Libya
A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin "packing their suitcases" and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and exploit an anticipated boom in natural resources.

Suspected US drone kills 3 militants in Pakistan near Afghan border, officials say

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