If humanitarian intervention is indeed desired, why is it not a peace-keeping initiative arranged by the United Nations?
 "Text: US Statement on Syria -- Chemical Weapons," ABC News, June 14, 2013 (click here ). To put the priority of this "red line" in perspective, note that 443,000 preventable deaths are caused each year in the USA by smoking, "Tobacco Use: Targeting the Nation's Leading Killer at a Glance, 2011," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (click here). "Asma al-Assad: Syria's first lady," ABC News Australia, March 21, 2012 (click here).
 "Syria's President Baschar al Assad gives Interview to German Television" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEh1VClsnFM). "German television interviews the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad," February 20, 2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nau-VSu25VQ
 "Freedom Fighters? Cannibals? The Truth about Syria's Rebels, The Independent, June 17, 2013 (click here) "Mr. Lund is a regular contributor to the Swedish Institute for International Affairs. He is considered one of the best informed observers of the Syrian opposition."
 "General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned -- Seven Countries In Five Years" (https://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw).
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 Edward Jay Epstein, "The Anthrax Attacks Remain Unsolved," The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2010 (click here).
 William Binney interview: "Inside the NSA's Domestic Surveillance Apparatus: Whistleblower William Binney Speaks Out," Democracy Now, June 10, 2013 (click here), and Dave Hodges, "Before Edward Snowden, There Was Joseph Nacchio," The Common Sense Show, June 13, 2013 (click here).
 "Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels," Reuters, August 1, 2012 (click here).
 Barbara Starr, "Analyst: Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria now Best-Equipped of the Group," CNN, June 17, 2013 (click here).