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Hands off Syria

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Justice Lovin

April 17, 2018

The U.S. fired 105 missiles on April 14, including 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles, according to the Pentagon. The missiles hit targets throughout Syria ostensibly in response to the possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad government against Syrian civilians. This would not be the first time Assad had...

Actions speak louder than words

Graphic by Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Helen Stransky

April 11, 2017

On the early morning of April 4, chemical warfare ensued in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. Witnesses of the attack reported seeing bombs dropped from war planes. Upon impact, the nerve agent caused a large yellow cloud—immediately stinging the eyes of people nearby. "It was like a winter fog," a witness rec...

Crisis in Syria: country faces chemical warfare

September 3, 2013

“Today I’m at liberty to tell you that we now have samples back from first responders in East Damascus… those samples of hair and blood have been tested, and they have reported positive for signatures of sarin, “ said Secretary of State John Kerry of the Syrian government’s suspected use ...

Israeli airstrike adds new dimension to war in Syria

February 12, 2013

AP Photo On Jan. 30, a recent airstrike by Israel raised many questions concerning the current trajectory of the Syrian Civil War that has been waging since March of 2011 and the possibilities of American involvement in the Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian uprising.While some i...

Syria: the verge of war

October 15, 2012

The situation in Syria, on a political, militaristic, and foreign policy level, could well be the most complex, and important, global issue of now. What was once a relatively clear cut issue of civilians protesting and rebelling against President Bashar al-Assad and his government has morphed ove...