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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Syria chemical attack: over 500 exposed in weapons attack, mostly ‘women and children’

A deadly chemical attack hit the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, killing dozens and putting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government back in the headlines and crosshairs of western leaders. Rescue More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Syrian War: Ghouta bombing leaves 300 dead, ‘flagrant war crimes,’ suffering children with no food, shelter, medicine

While the Syrian military says it is trying to liberate the area from terrorists, it has also been accused of targeting civilians with a death toll reported at 300 and rising. A doctor working in Eastern Ghouta More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Obama admits failure on Syria: ‘At least we tried’

Former President Obama struggled during a panel conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, admitting that the two leaders were unsuccessful in stopping the conflict, “despite our best efforts.” donkeyhotey More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Jeff Flake on Syrian missile strike, Gorsuch filibuster and the refugee crisis

Talking with NPR’s Scott Simon, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake discussed the recent attacks against Syrian chemical weapons depots, the rebels and how the Trump administration should interact with Congress. Later More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Rand Paul speaks out against calls for increased military presence in Syria

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Tuesday entitled, “The Plan to Defeat ISIS: Key Decisions and Considerations”, in which the panelists in front of the committee called for More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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John Kirby, State Department, lies with denial of ‘no boots on the ground’ strategy in Syria

The State Department spokesman denied that the Obama administration promised a “no boots on the ground” strategy in Syria, contradicting at least two years’ worth of reassurances from President Obama and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Vladimir Putin says Obama administration’s silence on Syrian fight is ‘unconstructive’

The Obama administration continues to move to obstruct Russia’s call for diplomatic engagement and intervention in Syria and Russian President Vladimir Putin said the lack of will to negotiate is unconstructive. “I More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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US ends Syrian rebel training, the ‘failure’ should be a wake up call for Congress says Barbara Lee

The Obama administration abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Coalition calling for Russia to stop attacking Assad opponents, fight ISIS

An international coalition is urging Russia to immediately cease attacks on the Assad opposition forces and civilians and focus instead on fighting Islamic State extremists. The joint statement adds new emphasis More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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US Source tells BBC that ISIS using chemical weapons, mustard gas and blister agents

Islamic State is alleged to have developed and used warfare poisonous agents in the areas under their control. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says ISIS now has the scientific documentation necessary to produce More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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Ron Paul blames America for Syrian crisis, refugees, should let atrocities happen over there

Speaking Wednesday with host Charles Payne on Fox Business, Ron Paul Institute Chairman and Founder Ron Paul said “interventionism of Republicans and Democrats” to “remake the Middle East” is to blame for More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Rand Paul: The Lone Voice of Liberty at the Republican Debate

On Thursday night, 10 Republican Presidential wanna-bees met in front of a record television audience to “debate” the issues and let the American electorate know what they believe. While some candidates More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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US, Turkey partner to train ‘Syrian rebels’ to fight ISIS

Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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US weapons sent to Kurds fell into the hands of terrorists, confesses Pentagon

The Pentagon admitted that a portion of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into the hands of the militants, a concern that Turkish leaders says is More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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House votes to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants as President Obama reaffirmed America’s plans. The House of Representatives voted 273 to 156 More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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President Obama declares war on ISIS, Syrian extremists: ‘wherever they exist’

President Obama on Wednesday outlined his plan to authorize broader US  involvement in Iraq and Syria, targeting them with more airstrikes “wherever they exist.” Obama said that the US will “conduct More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Michele Bachamann discusses President Obama ‘arming terrorists’ in Syria, saying ‘We’re in End Times’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called out President Barack Obama on arming Al Qaeda in Syria and then explained how she sees evidence that we’re in “God’s End Times history.” Image/US Congress In Jan Markell More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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John McCain disputes claim by IHS Jane’s to CFR audience

Earlier this week, the defense consultants at IHS Jane’s noted that the majority of Syrian rebels are jihadis. As was reported in the UK Telegraph, Jane’s says the approximately 100,000 rebels are splintered More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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President Obama waives federal law preventing arming terrorist so America can aid Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Monday announced he would waive the federal law intended to prevent the supply of arms to terrorists groups so the U.S. can provide arms and other military assistance to the Syrian rebels, More...


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