Who needs diplomacy, or international law? Not former presidential candidate (R-AZ) John McCain, who became the first senator to publicly call for a US-led military strike on Syria in order to halt the nearly year-long conflict there.
A suicide bomber has detonated a car bomb in the southern city of Daraa, leaving two dead and several injured, Syrian state news reports. The explosion occurred in the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood of the city.
Syria's Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari condemned comments made by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, warning that they could be “interpreted by the armed groups as a legal cover to be able to act in a criminal fashion.”
Russia and China have joined the UN Security Council’s calls for the Syrian government to allow humanitarian aid workers immediate access to the embattled city of Homs. The Syrian military has said it will only let the Red Crescent in in the morning.
After the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s next catastrophic mistake is likely to be a war with Iran, former US Attorney General, lawyer and peace activist Ramsey Clark has told RT in an exclusive interview.
Syrian rebels have been ejected from the Baba Amr district of Homs, promising revenge as they retreat. Syrian authorities allow humanitarian aid to those left in need in the city is to be delivered Friday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that her government lacks a clear understanding of the Syrian opposition. She spoke out against arming it, saying the weapons could potentially end up in al-Qaeda’s hands.