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UN chemical weapons inspectors submit Syria report

The U.N. says its chief chemical weapons inspector has turned over his team’s report on last month’s alleged poison gas attack in Syria to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the report was transmitted Sunday and the secretary-general will brief a closed session of the U.N. Security Council on its contents Monday morning. […] Continue reading →

A Letter Back to Vladimir Putin

Dear President Putin: First of all, thanks for “speaking directly to the American people” in your New York Times op-ed.  I’d grown used to reading various communists in those pages, but to get a note from an actual Russian president is something special. You may be noticing that it’s not going over so well.  I […] Continue reading →

Obama shows us what he’s made of

By Dan Joppich Usually, dudes like to puff and flex in an attempt to promote their manhood and manliness. Not Obama. When Obama threw down the gauntlet in front of Assad and Congress a couple weeks ago, he wasted no time showing just how serious he was by heading straight to the golf course and […] Continue reading →

3 Ways to Fix The Syria, Iran, Middle-East Mess !

Here’s advice to the members of the United States Congress as they are asked to endorse an American-led attack on the government of Syria: Start your consideration by establishing priorities, clarifying what matters most to the country. The Obama administration rightly points to two urgent matters: stopping the Iranian nuclear buildup and maintaining the security […] Continue reading →

Kerry courts world support for Syria strike

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Europe on Friday to court international support for a possible strike on the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons while making calls back home to lobby Congress where the action faces an uphill battle. Kerry, the Obama administration’s chief salesman for a punitive strike, […] Continue reading →

US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to leave Lebanon immediately due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria. The department also authorized the voluntary departure of diplomats and families at the U.S. Consulate […] Continue reading →