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Putin's plunge

...Siberian cold front that has it feeling like a whole new Cold War.And never mind that the Chernobyl-quality meltdown of Syria, and the spreading bloodshed, is largely a result of Putin's despotic, intransigent support for the butchering Assad regime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-18/putins-plunge
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

...Sydney was charged with conspiring with an Islamic State leader in Syria to behead a random person in downtown Sydney.The Islamic State group, which now holds a third of Syria and Iraq, has threatened Australia in the past. In September, Islamic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-15/police-3-dead-including-gunma
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

...night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country...journalists ? and captured large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq.U...self-declared capital in Raqqa in northeastern Syria. Military officials have said the U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-09-22/pentagon-us-partners-begin-ai
John Barrow, Joe Wilson support bill to train Syrians; Paul Broun does not

...Rather than supporting relatively unknown opposition groups in Syria to battle the forces of the so-called 'Islamic State...the training operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIL, or ISIS.The Senate passed the bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-09-19/john-barrow-joe-wilson-support-
Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

...against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria's 5-year-old civil war, suggested...in that part of the world, such as in Syria and Saudi Arabia. "People begin to see...into parts of Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. But Turkey is paying a price - two million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/our-inaction-helped-isis
Hagel out as defense chief

...security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. While Obama has sought to consolidate foreign policy decision-making within the White House, advisers have privately criticized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/hegal-out-defense-chief
Voters opposed Obama

...majority party nationwide crossed that proverbial "line in the sand" that Obama would never have had the courage to cross! Syria immediately comes to mind!Then there's Obama's non-action in Benghazi, Libya; the IRS scandal; and his attorney general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-13/voters-opposed-obama
Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

...launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons...has argued forcefully is on the line in Syria. Obama long ago said the use of chemical...support his call for military action against Syria.Either way, the developments marked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-08-31/obama-seeking-congressional-
Augusta residents worry about war in their native Syria

...try to grasp the horrific civil war in Syria."It is painful, very painful looking...needs to take a more aggressive role in Syria before more civilians die at the hands...nations while many live in camps within Syria, according to the United Nations.Last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-05/augusta-residents-worry-about
Go slowly regarding Syria

...Kerry on five TV talk shows lobbying for an attack on Syria. He said "Syria had violated international norms," and that the...tragic, it would be comic.We need to go slowly in Syria. If Syria violated international norms, let us have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-10/go-slowly-regarding-syri