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Charles Shoebridge

Security analyst and former counter terrorism intelligence officer

Security analyst and former counter terrorism intelligence officer

Syria Chemical Weapons Used... But Used by Whom?

Given the gravity of this claim and its consequences, as well as a recent history of unevidenced assertions based on inaccurate intelligence being used to justify involvement in foreign wars, how does the evidence in the latest assertion stack up?
17/06/2013 15:13 BST

Why We Shouldn't Be Arming Syria's Rebels

The officially stated UK government rationale justifying arming Syria's rebels relies upon at least two flawed assumptions. The first is that pouring sophisticated weaponry into a war zone already awash with weapons will save civilian lives.
14/03/2013 08:42 GMT

The West Should Not Support Syrian Rebels

Follow most mainstream media, and you'll know even from its terminology the situation in Syria is pretty straightforward - on one side a brutal dictatorship killing its own people, on the other a popular rebel army fighting for justice and freedom.
31/07/2012 12:41 BST