The anticipated U.S. strike has the potential to turn a horrifying civil war into a planetary time bomb ready to blow.
Citing questionable "intelligence" that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, Obama decided to urge Congress to approve his plan to ally with the Islamist rebels.
Former representative Dennis Kucinich warns that an airstrike on Syria would convert the U.S. military into al-Qaeda's air force.
Recently declassified CIA documents show that the U.S. government was helping Saddam Hussein in the '80s even though it knew he was engaged in brutal chemical attacks against Iran.
Whether or not Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons, President Obama has no legitimate grounds to intervene.
With the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, analysts continue to raise serious doubts about who was responsible for the attack.
U.S. military preparations are underway for a limited, two-day surgical strike aimed at “punishing” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons — nerve gas — in last Wednesday’s attack on civilians in nine towns in the Ghouta region east of Damascus that killed an estimated 1,300 people.
As the crisis in Syria heats up amidst allegations that the government has used chemical weapons against civilians, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel — speaking on August 26 at a news conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro — said that the United States is “looking at all options” concerning a possible U.S. response.
Reports suggest U.S.-led rebel forces were sent into Syria in mid-August, before the reported chemical-weapon attack said to have killed hundreds of civilians.