April 24, 2012

The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kurt Volker, Christian Science Monitor

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President Obama was on the right track this week when he announced a new effort to monitor global hot spots and prevent mass atrocities before they happen.

But what about daily atrocities unfolding now in Syria – where a UN-brokered cease-fire is growing weaker by the day and the world refrains from intervening to stop the violence?

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April 18, 2012
Meet the Smugglers on the Syrian Border
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April 18, 2012
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