The global chemical weapons watchdog has scheduled a meeting to approve a U.S.-Russian brokered plan to rapidly verify, secure and then destroy Syria’s arsenal of poison gas and nerve agents. The 41-nation executive council of the OPCW is meeting late Friday to sign off on the plan that has been hammered out in nearly two weeks of behind-closed doors negotiations. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)Read More
(Reuters) – Israeli jets bombed Syria on Sunday, rocking Damascus for hours and sending pillars of flame into the night sky in what a Western source called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Local people reported massive explosions and internet video showed the capital’s skyline lit by flashes; Syrian opponents of President Bashar al-Assad rejoiced at Israel’s third raid this year, and second in 48 hours, while anger in Tehran highlighted how Syria’s civil war risks spinning further beyond its borders.Read More
First, regarding sequestration, the President said he wants to close loopholes for the wealthy to compromise on sequestration. Apparently, he has forgotten about the $67 billion in loopholes he signed into law with the fiscal cliff deal, mostly benefiting the well-connected.Read More