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

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (19:52)

The US, mirroring similar claims from the UK and France, has asserted that the government of Bashar al Assad has used chemical weapons (CW) in Syria, specifically the nerve agent sarin. As a consequence, the US will now provide military assistance to the anti-Assad rebels.

Given the gravity...

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Why We Shouldn't Be Arming Syria's Rebels

(15) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (08:24)

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. Whilst this argument may have had some force when the army...

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The West Should Not Support Syrian Rebels

(28) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (12:12)

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.

Given this portrayal, and that Bashar al-Assad actually...

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