Category: Bashar al-Assad

Gabbard Declines to Say Assad Is a ‘War Criminal’ — ‘If the Evidence Is There, There Should Be Accountability’


Sunday during a town hall event broadcasted on CNN, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, would not take the opportunity to call Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad a “war criminal,” citing the need for more evidence. “I think the evidence needs to be gathered,” Gabbard said. “And as I have said before – if there is evidence that he has committed war crimes, he should be prosecuted as such.” When pressed by moderator Dana Bash, Gabbard reiterated the need for more evidence. “Everything that I have said requires that we take action based on evidence,” she added. “If the evidence is there, there should be accountability.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

Study: Assad Used Chemical Weapons over 300 Times Since Obama’s ‘Red Line’ Speech


The Iranian- and Russian-backed regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad has used banned chemical weapons against its own people more than 300 times since former President Barack Obama declared in 2012 that such attacks would cross a “red line” that would trigger a U.S. military response, the Germany-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) reported on Sunday.

Syrian Kurds on Turning to Russia, Assad: ‘We Don’t Like or Prefer This’


Syrian Kurds who helped the United States decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are reluctantly turning to Russia and its Syrian regime ally for assistance in protecting their lands from a planned attack by NATO member Turkey as the U.S. prepares to draw down its military presence in Syria, a Kurdish leader told Breitbart News.

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