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December 16, 2013
No one really wants to go to war in Syria because it’s a huge sectarian, you know, mess, with all kinds of implications. […] But look, this is complicated. This isn’t easy.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry shares with ABC News ‘The Week’ on how he views Syria today. He also admits al Qaeda is an issue he will have to confront there. 
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We’ve seen several red lines put forward by the president, which went along and became pinkish as time grew, and eventually ended up completely white. When that kind of assurance comes from a leader of a country like the United States, we expect him to stand by it. There is an issue of confidence.
Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former intelligence chief of Saudi Arabia, describes his country’s disappointment in the United States and Obama regarding the Syria conflict. 

(Source: nytimes.com )

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December 4, 2013
  • September 2013 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to hand over his government’s stockpile of chemical weapons and sign the Geneva convention as part of an agreement that would prevent the U.S. military from carrying out airstrikes inside the country.
  • January 2014 A team of 36 technicians will begin neutralizing Syria’s recently surrendered chemical agents from all of the confiscated weapons, under supervision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, with hopes of completing the process no longer than 60 days after work begins. source
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November 9, 2013

Report: Journalists going missing at unprecedented scale in Syria

  • 30 journalists have been missing for a year or longer, according to an Associated Press report based on information from the Committee to Protect Journalists. As the AP puts it: “The widespread seizure of journalists is unprecedented, and has been largely unreported by news organizations in the hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to negotiate the captives’ release.” source
13:47 // 10 months ago