July 31, 2012

Syria Gets Worse the Longer It Lasts

Michael Totten, Dispatches

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I can certainly understand why the Obama administration wants to stay out of this. Syria is truly a problem from hell.

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Islamists, Syria


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Islamist Terror Links Syria and Iraq
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Al-Qaeda's Arab Comeback
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July 18, 2012
What to Do with Syria's Chemical Weapons
Washington Institute
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