Tag: Syria


Schiff, Kaine send letter to President Trump asking for legal basis of Syria strike

Adam Schiff and Tim Kaine sent a letter to President Trump asking for the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

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Talking Russia, Syria, cyber warfare with Mark Warner

Is there more to the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election than what meets the eye? Mark Warner seems to think so.

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Syria missile attack: Is this whole thing a work?

In case you hadn’t made the connection that the Syria airstrikes mean the Trump team isn’t in league with Russia, Eric Trump laid it all out.

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Kaine: Trump must seek approval from Congress for use of military force

Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Tim Kaine questioned the legality of President Trump’s use of military force in Syria without congressional approval.

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Warner on Syria: ‘Consequences of a misstep are grave’

Sen. Mark R. Warner, Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, comments regarding the U.S. strike in Syria.

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Kaine on Syria strikes: Trump action ‘unlawful’

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement regarding U.S. military action in Syria.

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Alon Ben-Meir: What happened to America?

How many of the unimaginable atrocities in Syria have been etched in the consciousness of the American public?

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Alon Ben-Meir: Defeating ISIS and ending Sunni-Shiite war In Iraq

Iraqi forces, with the support of the international coalition, are gearing up to recapture Mosul—ISIS’s last major stronghold in Iraq.

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Mark Warner on Syria, Islamic State, terror: Follow the money

Follow the money. That’s the key to combating the Islamic State, to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

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Alon Ben-Meir: Deradicalization in refugee camps and beyond

The influx of millions of Syrian refugees to Europe is more than likely to become another source of radicalization.

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Alon Ben-Meir: How Syria was swept by the merchants of death

Syria became nothing but a pawn in the hands of the merchants of death, the states and various extremist groups.

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Sanders, Trump both too establishment on Syria

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton both want the U.S. government to set up a “safe zone” in Syria to care for refugees from the raging civil war.

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The unasked question: Why are they coming?

Almost none of the condemnation of refugees coming from the media or on social media is asks the ancillary question, “Why are they coming?”

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Tim Kaine: Our enemy is ISIS, not refugees

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine commented today after voting against consideration of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (SAFE).

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Hillary Clinton: Least fit of all

Hillary Clinton is especially unfit to be president. No one who has done what she has done as a government official should be rewarded with power.

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EMU students offer personal perspectives about Syrian refugees

Three graduate students with EMUs Center for Justice and Peacebuilding have joined together to offer personal perspectives on the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Aylan’s Shoes

A boy washed ashore on a Turkish beach. His name was Aylan Kurdi. He was just three years old.

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Is U.S. better off for Iraq? Trump, surprisingly, is the voice of Republican reason

Going head on at a question about the fallout from the Iraq war would seem to be as fun for a Republican on a live TV debate as a root canal.

Chris Christie would shoot down Russian planes in Syria!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is banking his campaign on selling himself as the national security guy.

Syrian refugees: No huddled masses here

Not surprisingly, you didn’t find at Tuesday’s CNN Republican debate a lot of support for accepting refugees from the deadly four-year civil war in Syria.


Trump didn’t vote to kill 1 million Muslims in Iraq: Hillary did

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing out that the U.S. media is acting as though Donald Trump just invented bigotry this week.

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Robert Hurt: We must defeat the Islamic State, keep the homeland safe

Last Wednesday, our nation was struck by a horrific terrorist attack – the deadliest terror attack in our nation since 9/11.

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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama address on terror, ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the President’s address to the nation this evening.


Why Assad isn’t ‘Our son of a bitch’

While Franklin Roosevelt may not have said that Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza “may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch,” he probably thought it.

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Canada’s plan to regulate gay refugees

Canada recently announced plans to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees as soon as possible. However, not all refugees will be considered.


Christian Nationalism vs. the Syrian Refugees

The Paris attacks on 11/13 were hardly concluded before the first cries for excluding refugees from Europe and the U.S were shouted.

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Robert Hurt: National security is our greatest responsibility

Last Friday, the nation of France – America’s first and enduring ally – suffered a devastating attack, and our hearts and prayers remain with her people in this time of mourning.

America, the Glutiful

It’s not about what we’re telling the world when we react to terrorism by pushing yet again to close our borders to people fleeing a civil war.

David Swanson: Roanoke mayor shows ignorance, bigotry

This statement by the Mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, surely takes the prize for government-sanctioned ignorance and bigotry in 2015. Is he aware that comparing World War II participating armies to a group like ISIS is ridiculous, that World War II killed upwards of 50 million people, primarily through the activities of the largest, wealthiest militaries on earth?

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Tim Kaine reiterates call for Congress to authorize military action against ISIL

In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Jeff Flake, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor today to renew their call for Congress to debate and vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.