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    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

      October 3, 14

    US Bombs Syria without Congressional Approval
    After the House passes a rule banning calls for a debate or vote on war authorization, critics say Obama and congressional leadership are curbing dissent within own their ranks

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?
    David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

      March 6, 2014

    Further Militarization of the Syrian Conflict Will Worsen the Refugee Crisis
    Omar Dahi: Syria's refugee crisis can only be solved through a political solution that allows international relief to cross its borders

      October 3, 14

    Geneva 2 May Lead to Federalism in Syria
    Omar Dahi: Despite John Kerry's public statements, the U.S. is succeeding in its objectives in Syria, with the weakening of the Assad regime

      October 3, 14

    In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms
    Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

      January 24, 2014

    Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?
    Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

      January 23, 2014

    Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army
    Omar Dahi tells Paul Jay that there is widespread belief among many Syrians that Geneva II is going to be a way to preserve the Syrian state and create a front for fighting al-Qaeda

      October 3, 14

    Military Victory in Syria Looks "Impossible"
    Syrian President Assad makes gains in Southern Syria, but radical Islamists and Kurds hold on to North as humanitarian crisis continues.

      October 3, 14

    Al-Qaeda's Influence Grows Stronger in Syria
    Vijay Prashad: It is no longer the Free Syrian Army but the radical Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams that is a serious threat to the Assad government

      October 3, 14

    Massive Disparity Between Military and Humanitarian Aid to Syria
    Rania Khalek: External players in Syria spend much more fueling conflict then aiding refugees

      October 3, 14

    US Strike on Syria Staved Off
    Vijay Prashad: China and Russia will be very cautious and will not permit a Chapter VII resolution - a military attack on Syria

      October 3, 14

    UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known
    Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

      October 3, 14

    What's Putin's Interest In Syria?
    Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin's aims in Syria through a domestic lens

      September 13, 2013

    PT 2: Chris Hedges and Rania Masri On What the Future May Hold For Syria
    Part two of writer Chris Hedges and scholar Rania Masri response to President Obama's Syria address

      October 3, 14

    Exclusive: Interview with Congressman Grayson on Syria
    Rep. Alan Grayson talks to TRNN about how evidence against Assad is not certain and how American exceptionalism needs to be redefined

      October 3, 14

    Chemical Weapons Deal Only A Hiccup For Saudi Goals In Syria
    Toby Jones: Saudi Arabia is interested in ousting Assad but not a popular government taking his place

      October 3, 14

    Rania Masri and Chris Hedges On Obama's Syria Address
    Pt 1: Scholar Rania Masri and writer Chris Hedges respond to President Obama's Major Syria Address

      October 22, 14

    White House Culled Points in Released Intelligence Report on Syria
    Garteh Porter pt 2: Questions are raised as to whether the White House omitted information in its intelligence report to support President Obama's agenda to strike Syria

      October 3, 14

    Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack
    Pt 1: Gareth Porter: US Intelligence on Syria "cherry-picked" by proponents of proposed strike

      October 3, 14

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