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Where's the leadership?

...Just survey the current landscape:? Clashes between Israelis and Palestinians are on the rise.? Vast regions of Iraq and Syria are under control of Islamic extremists bent on establishing a retrograde caliphate.? The death of King Abdullah in Saudi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-23/wheres-leadership
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
Saddam moved WMDs

...Hussein sent all his chemical weapons to three locations in Syria before the coalition invasion, upon the advice of a senior...of trucks traveling to Al-Baida, Tal Sinan and Sjinsjar in Syria. On several occasions, some of these WMDs had been seized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-06/saddam-moved-wmds
They're busy shoveling

...uncertainty, and businesses ran.As far as Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein transferred them to Iran and Syria. Traces and documents found later proved that. In addition, most of our allies agreed with the decision to invade Iraq and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-09/theyre-busy-shoveling
Terror suspects killed, most hostages survive

...threat posed by the return of Western jihadis trained in warfare. France counts at least 1,200 citizens in the war zone in Syria - headed there, returned or dead. Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida have threatenedFrance, home to Western Europe's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-09/terror-suspects-killed
Appeasement isn't the answer

...continue destabilizing the Middle East through terrorist groups such as Hezbollah? Can it continue assisting a brutal civil war in Syria that has claimed more than 200,000 lives and turned half the country into refugees?Of course, Obama's peace-in-our-times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-04/appeasement-isnt-answ
The Christmas story

...decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-24/christmas-story
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
North Korea might return to terrorism sponsor list over 'Interview'

...spent two decades on the list until the Bush administration removed it in 2008 during nuclear negotiations. Only Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba remain on the list, which triggers sanctions that limit U.S. aid, defense exports and certain financial transactions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-21/north-korea-might-return-ter
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