December 8, 2012

Assad Must Not Cross the Red Line

Gulf News, Gulf News

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There are growing signs from both inside and outside Syria that the end game in the 21-month long bloody civil war is entering its final stages. A largely unified Syrian opposition, aided by the acquisition of more sophisticated weaponry from external sources, has seen them make gains and advance in the region around Damascus.

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TAGGED: Bashar Assad, WMD, chemical weapons, Syria


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Is Syria Entering the Final Act or a New Phase?
Tony Karon, Time
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December 8, 2012
What Will Obama Do About Syria's WMD?
Fred Kaplan, Slate
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Max Boot, Contentions
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