Syria

Alabama Senators-Syria
5:03 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.
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U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.

The senator announced his position Tuesday after attending a Senate Republican Conference lunch with President Barack Obama.

Shelby says the president failed to articulate a compelling American interest in Syria's civil war. He also says the president failed to explain what he intends to achieve, or how he intends to achieve it.

Shelby said "I will vote against President Obama's plan because it appears that he does not really have one."

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Opinion
9:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Foreign Policy: The End Of The Political Solution

An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressing the parliament in Damascus on June 3. Assad paid tribute to civilian and military 'martyrs' of the violence in Syria, saying their blood was not shed in vain.
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Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 8:20 am

Michael Weiss is research director of the Henry Jackson Society.

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The Two-Way
6:21 am
Thu July 19, 2012

As Fighting Rages In Damascus, Survival Of Assad's Regime Is In Doubt

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on Wednesday shows smoke billowing from burning tires and trash containers in Damascus.
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Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 6:31 am

One day after three members of his inner circle were killed in an explosion, opposition fighters in Syria are continuing to put pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad as clashes with government forces draw near to the his palace in Damascus, residents tell Reuters.

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