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Begich: 'Just too close for comfort'

...way President Barack Obama responded to the Syrian government's violence against its citizens amidst reports of chemical weapons being used showed "in some ways some weakness there to a certain extent," Begich said."I think (Putin) sees...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-03/begich-just-too-close-comfort
Local | AK legislature
Opinion: Trust on the road less traveled

...the Ukrainian crisis, Sen. Mark Begich suggested President Barack Obama's response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons last fall displayed weakness that emboldened Russian President Vladimir to move military forces into Crimea. Sens...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-23/opinion-trust-road-less-traveled
Opinion
Russian amnesty vote a cherry on Putin's year

...Edward Snowden and found a way to head off U.S. military strikes on Kremlin ally Syria as punishment for using chemical weapons against its own people.In approving the amnesty, human rights activists said, Russia did little more than remove...

http://juneauempire.com/sergei-l-loiko/2013-12-19/russian-amnesty-vote-cherry-pu

...offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot...by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a global chemical weapons watchdog agency with 190 member states.In...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-28
Syrian rebel groups break with exiled opposition

...retaliation to the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus and the...the realization that even a chemical weapons attack would not trigger military...investigating allegation on the use of chemical weapons in the civil war.The U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/zeina-karam/2013-09-26/syrian-rebel-groups-break-exiled-
Empire Editorial: Is there an upside to blasting away at Syria?

...this time despite the horrific chemical weapons attack that spurred our president's...Israel is a nuclear nation.? Chemical weapons attacks are violations that...a "red line" - the use of chemical weapons - and will look ineffective...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/empire-editorial-there-upside-blastin
Opinion
Syria crisis makes case for joining International Criminal Court

...agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. If the deal holds...respond to the criminal use of chemical weapons. It opened the door to a far...forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks." However they didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-16/syria-crisis-makes-case-joining-inter
Opinion
May peace reign in Syria

...presumed use of sarin nerve gas, a chemical weapon, by the Assad forces against...the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons and to deter the future use...production, possession and use of chemical weapons, which by their nature cannot...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-15/may-peace-reign-syria
Opinion
Alaska delegation reacts to Obama's address on Syria

...were killed by sarin gas, a chemical weapon. Obama said his administration...pushing Assad to give up his chemical weapons," Obama said. "The Assad...even said they'd join the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/alaska-delegation-reacts-obamas-address
State
Sen. Begich sets out parameters for supporting military action in Syria

...at dismantling Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons capabilities. The U.S. has said it has proof...exit strategy."What happens if Assad does more chemical weapons, are we back in? Are we then putting in ground...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-09-08/sen-begich-sets-out-parameters-suppo
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