Bashar al-Assad

With New Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia Rewards Repression and Aggression

Although heralded as a “modernizer,” 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the architect of Riyadh’s disastrous attack on Yemen. Prince Salman’s recklessness is likely to draw the U.S. more deeply into destabilizing regional conflicts.

Think Things Can’t Get Worse In Syria?

Taking out Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would mean we are now aligned with “partners” who include assorted Sunni Sharia-supremacists – including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood – whose agenda is no less murderous and menacing than Assad’s.

Obama Advisers Suckering Trump Further Into Syrian Quagmire

If President Trump truly will not tolerate the Assad government using chemical weapons then he should take out the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center where they are made and managed, anything short of that is merely continuing the fantasies of John McCain and the halfhearted measures and follies of Barack Obama.

The Administration’s Bad Case for a Bad War in Syria

War is not just another policy option.  The American people and their representatives need to insist that Washington’s chief responsibility is to defend America.  Whatever the state of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons, the U.S. should stay out of Syria’s tragic civil war.

O Agrees to UN Talks on Syria

Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Obama has agreed to engage in discussions at the UN to “explore seriously the viability” of Russia’s proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.

Even Michelle Doesn't Back O on Syria

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

Obama can’t convince his own wife that the U.S. should punish Syria's dictator for apparently poisoning thousands of people.

Impeach Obama for Squandering America's World Leadership

America's isolationists have it all wrong. If Barack Obama deserves to be impeached it is not for his imperial view of presidential power. He should be impeached for squandering 60 years of America leadership in the Middle East – and beyond.

Bomb Syria? President Barack Obama Must Obey Congress if it Votes No

The Framers of the Constitution gave most military powers to Congress:  raising and funding the military, writing the rules of war, issuing letters of marquee, and ratifying treaties -- and tellingly, according to article 1, sec. 8 (11), that "Congress shall have the power ... to declare war."

Syria Strike on Hold?

Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Obama said that he would put strikes against Syria on hold if Assad’s regime were to turn over its chemical weapons. Harry Reid announced that he'd delay the vote on military action.

Kerry: Syria Strike Would Be Small

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Kerry stated that there would be no U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, and he insisted the action could limit Assad's ability to use chemical weapons in the future. 

Assad Warns of Payback If US Strikes

Fox News Staff

The Syrian leader said the U.S. can expect "every action" if America strikes. He suggested retaliation could come from the opposition, as well as his government and allies. 

CHQ Poll: 98 Percent Say NO to War in Syria

Just because the polls say Americans don’t want another Middle East military adventure doesn’t mean Congress and President Obama are going to read the polls and vote their constituents’ wishes. We urge you to sign our petition to members of the Senate and the House opposing American military involvement in Syria.

Santorum: Defeat Syria Measure

Breanna Edwards, Politico

“There are no good outcomes here. An Al Qaeda-run Syria is no better than an Assad-Iran-Hezbollah-run Syria," said Santorum.

Palin’s Syria Punch Rockets Her to the Top of 2016 Poll

While Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul's effort to defund Obamacare was pushed off the news by talk of another war in the Middle East Sarah Palin nailed the reasons to oppose Obama's adventure in Syria and chalked-up another win in CHQ's 2016 Republican presidential straw poll. Sign our urgent Syria petition NOW.

Cruz:US Isn't Al Qaeda's Air Force

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States."

Assad: Obama Is Weak

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

“For us, a strong man prevents rather than starts a war…Obama is weak because he is facing pressure from within the US,” al-Assad said.

Why We Must Fight Iran in Syria

Done right, U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war offers the possibility of a strategic defeat of Iran. If the United States acts to tip the balance of power in the civil war, Iran would be weakened by the collapse of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, its single Arab ally and a vital link to their important clients – Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia.

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.