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Grayson: All we really know about bombing Syria is that we don’t know what happens next

In an interview with Ezra Klein of the Washington Post, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) laid out a case against military intervention in Syria and said that not only is the U.S. unlikely to affect the outcome of the current conflict between Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad and rebels the rebels who…

McCain: ‘Boots on the ground’ in Syria would lead to Obama’s impeachment

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) offered a curious justification for U.S. military intervention in Syria on Friday. According to Talking Points Memo, the pro-interventionist Republican and former presidential candidate said that Americans needn’t worry themselves about getting bogged down in another Middle Eastern quagmire like Iraq because “there would be an…

David Letterman points out major flaw in U.S. Syria strategy

Friday night on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” host David Letterman devoted a portion of his opening monologue to the unfolding crisis in Syria under the leadership of “evil weasel” Bashar al-Assad. Letterman did note one glaring flaw in the current U.S. plan, however. “So now they’re having Senate…

Syrian chemical weapons attack a war crime and strong response is essential, says EU

European Union foreign chief Catherine Ashton says strong response is essential to make clear there is no impunity The European Union has called a chemical weapons attack in Damascus a crime against humanity and says it was probably carried out by the Syrian government. Following a meeting with the US…

Kerry arrives in Europe to seek support on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew into the Lithuanian capital Vilnius late Friday for talks with EU ministers aimed at shoring up support for US strikes on Syria. In his 14th trip in seven months since becoming America’s top diplomat, Kerry will also travel to Paris and London and…

United Nations draws up emergency plan for Syria strike

UN agencies have drawn up emergency plans for a military strike on Syria but are determined to keep delivering aid in the stricken country, a top UN official said Friday. “We continue to update and look at our contingency planning” in case the numbers of refugees fleeing Syria rises, UN…

Watch: Syrian woman PLEADS to McCain: ‘I beg you’ not to attack

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) encountered a moment of heartfelt opposition to an American attack on Syria during a town hall Thursday, as a constituent who said she could trace her family history to the pre-Christian days of the region laid into him rejecting the idea of another military engagement in…

U.S. Navy: Cost of strikes against Syria ‘nagging’ but not ‘extraordinary’

The cost of possible military strikes against Syria would not be “extraordinary,” the US Navy chief said Thursday, downplaying the potential price tag of the operation. Admiral Jonathan Greenert’s comments appeared to confirm a rough estimate from Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Wednesday, who told lawmakers the punitive strikes would…

Colbert just happy that 29 percent of Americans ‘know there’s a place called Syria’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert reflected on the fact that while only 29 percent of Americans surveyed support the idea of military intervention in Syria, that does mean that 29 percent of Americans know that the country exists at all. “If you ask people,…

Syria says it will never give up ‘even if there is World War III’

Syria said Wednesday it had taken “every measure” to retaliate if hit by a feared US-led military strike and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its…

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