My must read of the day is “Syria Destroys Chemical Sites, Inspectors Say,” in the New York Times.
Long-delayed peace talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his rebel opposition are expected to be postponed again, Arab and Western officials told Reuters.
Al Qaeda-aligned militants operating in Syria could already have access to “biological pathogens or weaponized agents,” according to terrorism and biological warfare experts studying the region.
Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says that he does not need chemical weapons to “challenge Israel” and “blind [it] in an instant,” according to recent remarks reported in the Arab media.
Israeli Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can potentially hold on to power for a several more years, despite having lost control of most of the country.
As the Obama administration considers a plan to confiscate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stash, lawmakers and experts are warning that the regime still has an ample supply of highly dangerous biological weapons.
As the Obama administration continues to press its case for military intervention in Syria, anti-war protesters and Syrian Americans friendly with the Assad regime amassed outside the White House Monday morning chanting “Hands off Syria!”