Regions / Syria
U.S. policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization.
Amy Goodman interviews Phyllis on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and looming U.S. military action against the Assad regime.
The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever.
CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell says the fall of Bashar Assad's regime would have "disastrous consequences," suggesting his opposition to sending more weapons to Syria.
The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken - and while it appears the Obama administration has no clear strategy for some of it, the fall-back position of the U.S. continues to make those developments even more dangerous.
Allegations of sarin use by the Syrian government are bedeviled by chain-of-custody issues.
Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Let's resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let's say 'lesson learned.'
Is it just a propaganda tool that affords the U.S. cover under which to continue its role as global policeman?
Is reflexive resistance to intervention in Syria the right reaction by progressives?