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Rebels preparing to smuggle chemical weapons from Libya into Syria via Turkey

August 11, 2012


By Liana B. Baker, 3 August 2012, Source: The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has now acquired chemical weapons from Libya, Reuter’s Khaled Oweis reports from Amman. It was previously thought that Ghaddafi’s weapons had been dismantled, however usage by Libyan rebels has proven otherwise. His stockpile is thought to contain mustard gas and sarin, two […]

Straining NATO on short Syrian leash

April 2, 2012


By Vijay Prashad, 3 April 2012, Source: On February 18, I asked the Indian ambassador to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, why there was no appetite for a strong UN resolution on Syria. After all, the violence in Syria seemed to have already exceeded that in Libya. If the UN could pass Resolution […]