Regions / Syria
Islam Qasem and Phyllis Bennis square off on the question of military intervention in Syria.
Defectors are leaking from the Assad regime as if it were a sieve.
States acquire WMD both for national security and to ensure that the ruling regime survives.
His image isn't bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.
Negotiating with the various factions in Syria would infuse Turkey with national pride and international prestige.
The United States, NATO, and Israel have long sought the destabilization of Syria.
It's hard to imagine a more frustrating situation than the Syrian conflict.
Like Soviet Russia, Syria also has chemical weapons and suspected biological weapons programs.
The U.S. is trying to pressure Russia to put pressure on Syrian President Assad.
The Turkish F-4 that Syria shot down was testing Syria's radar.