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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

President Barack Obama foolishly backed himself into a corner during the growing Syrian crisis by issuing fatwas about mythological red lines. When his bluff got called, the silver-tongued president was left twisting in the wind. Obama's Nobel Peace Prize should be rescinded and given, instead, to Vladimir Putin.

The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama's Syria Speech

Syria: nearly half rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, says IHS Jane's report
Nearly half the rebel fighters in Syria are now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups according to a new analysis of factions in the country's civil war.

Russia says may be time to force Assad's foes to talk peace

Russia: Western threats could "wreck" Syria peace talks

Do Syrian Rebels Have Sarin?

Syrian opposition warcrimes record deepens peace plan faultline
War crimes blamed on the Syrian opposition are predominantly being carried out by foreign fighters, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday, highlighting a deepening rift in the opposition that has been an obstacle to peace talks.

The end of the rebel alliance?
Tensions escalate in Syria, as self-declared jihadists say Western-backed moderates may be used against them

Report: Saudis Sent 1,200 Death-Row Inmates to Syria to Join Rebels
Offered Detainees Freedom, Stipends for Families

UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Use, Doesn't Assign Blame
US Insists Report Proves Govt's Responsibility

Plan for Syria's chemical weapons to be initiated within days

Canada: Hypocrites 'R Us
With the Obama administration beating the war drums, Canadian officials are demanding a response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of the chemical weapon sarin.

U.N. Syria warcrimes team checking 14 alleged chemical attacks

UN: Libyan Weapons Being Smuggled Into Syria

Israel denies Netanyahu urged Kerry to back Syria deal
Prime Minister's Office says Wall Street Journal report on phone conversation with US secretary of state is 'untrue' and 'erroneous'

Syria's Disarmament Turns Uncomfortable Focus on Israel's Chemical Arms
Israeli Officials Insist World 'Trusts' Them With Arms

Obama's rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice no wonder people are sceptical now

Has the tide turned against the warmongers?
Will the history books record these past couple of weeks as the point when the tide finally turned against our interventionist foreign policy?

Israeli NGO threatens to sue Facebook for hosting Iranian ministers
Shurat Hadin Head: If Facebook thinks that it is above the law, now it has been warned; letter sent to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.

Intelligence Sources: Rohani Prepared to Shut Down Nuclear Site
International sanctions are taking their toll on Iran's economy, and it now appears that new President Hassan Rohani could thus be willing to make concessions in the country's long-running standoff with the West over its nuclear program.

Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games'
Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.

Aaron Alexis was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal

Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

Brazil's President Rousseff Cancels US Visit Over NSA Spying
News comes as Rousseff pushes for lnternet data to be stored locally

NSA spying on Visa and SWIFT 'smells like economic espionage'

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel
The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

Guardian Story on Israel and N.S.A. Is Not 'Surprising' Enough for NY Times to Cover

Kristof of 'NYT' Still Wants War Against Syria

The Other American Gulag: Bagram Prison's Legal Black Hole Locks Detainees in Nightmarish Limbo
Is Bagram Prison about to become the next Guantanamo?

Sudan president seeks U.S. visa for U.N. visit

Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals – Paul Craig Roberts

Details emerge of US role in Sabra-Shatila massacre
Israel duped the United Stated into believing that "thousands of terrorists" remained in west Beirut following the expulsion of Palestinian fighters 30 years ago, providing cover for the 1982 massacre in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, according to recently declassified Israeli documents.

Scientists Discover Source of Imagination in Human Brain

Miss America Is A Terrorist, But It Gets Worse

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