By Jueseppi B.
Tonight at 9:00 PM ET, President Obama will address the nation from the East Room of the White House.
You can watch the President’s speech live onWhiteHouse.gov/Syria.
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President Obama addresses the nation on Syria.
As part of a briefing on the response to Syria, members of Congress were shown video taken in multiple locations near Damascus on August 21st, when more than 1,400 Syrians – including more than 400 children – were killed by a chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Assad regime. It’s important for the American people to have access to information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released these videos, which were compiled by the U.S. Open Source Center.
Warning: These videos contain disturbing images of dead bodies, including children.
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED
Warning: These videos contain disturbing images of dead bodies, including children. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Methodology – Selecting and Obtaining the Videos: Each of these 13 videos explicitly claim to show victims of a chemical or poison gas attack. At the request of Chairman Feinstein, these videos were selected by the Open Source Center to depict a representative range of YouTube content posted regarding the reported 21 August chemical weapons (CW) attacks in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria.
All of the videos were posted on YouTube by pro-Syrian opposition users. With one exception, all 13 videos were posted by a pro-opposition Internet news channel that consistently posts user-created videos concerning the Syrian conflict. The news channel does not primarily generate content, but instead re-posts content originally posted by others.
These videos were shown to the Intelligence Committee on Thursday, September 5.
Syrian FM: Syria will sign arms ban, open storage site
Syria’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Damascus is ready to sign an international agreement banning chemical weapons and pledged to open its storage sites and provide full disclosure immediately.
“We fully support Russia’s initiative concerning chemical weapons in Syria, and we are ready to cooperate. As a part of the plan, we intend to join the Chemical Weapons Convention,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with Lebanon-based Al-Maydeen TV.
He said Syrian was “ready to fulfill our obligations” under the terms of the treaty, including providing information about Syria’s chemical weapons.
Obama Says Diplomatic Solution to Syria ‘Overwhelmingly My Preference’
Published on Sep 9, 2013
President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill today that he favors diplomacy to a military strike against Syria and that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons. A day before his prime-time address to the nation justifying military action in Syria, the president admitted that he may never get a majority of Americans to back a strike against Syria, especially after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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