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Patrick Cockburn: Patrick Cockburn on U.S. Plans to Arm Syrian Rebels: Where is the Skepticism About Chemical Weapons?

Veteran foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn of The Independent joins us to discuss the Obama administration’s decision to begin directly arming Syrian rebels after concluding the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons. "There must be some doubts about this," Cockburn says, adding that it "reminds me of what they were saying in 2002 Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Will Sadr declare open war?

Tuesday April 22nd, 2008–The Real Story: Behind Sadr’s warning to the US lies an unavoidable fact – he holds critical cards. In this three part story on "Who is Muqtada al Sadr?", Senior News Editor Paul Jay introduces the context . . . Sadr’s call for all out war until liberation if the attacks on Read more…

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