Western officials and the Obama administration continue to insist, albeit without offering any proof thus far, that a chemical weapons attack near Damascus last month was perpetrated by the Assad regime. Officials from Syria and Russia, meanwhile, have claimed all along the deployment was probably the work of jihadist rebels — a “false-flag” attack meant to draw in foreign intervention on behalf of the opposition. Amid the confusion, however, evidence pointing to opposition forces as the culprits continues to mount.
The U.S. Department of Defense has put forward a proposal for arming "moderate" rebel forces fighting the Assad regime in Syria.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Syria’s government has provided Russia with new materials pointing to rebels’ involvement in a chemical attack that occurred outside Damascus on August 21.
As the Obama administration ignores arms-control rules to supply the jihadist rebels in the war against the Assad regime, Libya remains in turmoil after it was handed over to the jihadists.
In his new book, The Thistle and the Drone, author and professor Akbar Ahmed reveals how the War on Terror is in reality a war on tribal Islam.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has renewed his call for authorization of military action against Iran.
Among the most frequent entities mentioned as worthy of U.S. government support is the so-called Free Syrian Army. What is the Free Syrian Army, really?
Many of the foreign policy hawks in and around Washington appear to be lamenting the fact that the diplomatic breakthrough in the crisis over Syria's chemical weapons has at least postponed the Obama administration's planned military attack on that country over the government's alleged use of chemical weapons against the rebel forces seeking to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for Sept. 16 - 22, 2013.