Attacking Syria is about saving face, not saving lives

The moral outrage is all over this debate. As the West prepares to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons, lines of global leaders and their cheering commentators are using a superior sense of morality to justify it. Last year, Obama talked of chemical weapons use being a “red line” in Syria – and now that it has been crossed, we are told that we must act. US Secretary of State John Kerry set the tone when he described the attacks as Read more […]


Russia: No Proof Syria Govt Behind Chemical Strike

MOSCOW — Western nations that are calling for military action against Syria have no proof the Syrian government is behind the alleged chemical weapons attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Twitter List: Reporters and Editors France, Britain, Israel and some U.S. congressmen have said military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime should be an option if it has Read more […]


US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks

Photograph and cameraman take pictures on March 20, 1988 of a Kurdish father holding his baby in his arms in Halabja, northeastern Iraq. Both were killed in an Iraqi chemical attack on the city. (IRNA/AFP/Getty Images) The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with… – Photown News Read more […]