White House Believes Chemical Weapon Use Likely in Syria

Friday, April 26, 2013

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images)/Getty)

With “varying degrees of confidence,” the White House announced Thursday that President Bashar al-Assad has employed the use of chemical weapons in Syria. And although it is still waiting on conclusive proof that the red line was crossed, it is looking increasingly likely that President Obama will take action against the regime.

P.J. Crowley, former Department of State spokesperson and current fellow at the George Washington University Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, offers his thoughts on what we know, what has yet to be determined, and what will happen in light of these findings.


P.J. Crowley

Produced by:

Cassie Jones and Jessica Miller

Comments [2]

Richard from Welland

"The red line has been crossed"
How the heck do we know that?
How do we know who crossed it?

Please do not regurgitate details of Whitehouse press releases as if they are facts.
Experience in the last decade alone teaches us that all tough hawk-talk from Western leadership is very self-serving and often totally wrong!

If The Takeaway won't ask experts about possibilities like the Free Syrian Army using chemical weapons, who will? Come on man, we need you! Dig deeper!

Apr. 29 2013 08:46 PM

Crowley needs to be more accurate. The US did not enter Iraq alone - it was a coalition of countries. Stop trying to rewrite history.

Apr. 26 2013 03:41 PM

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