Kerry's claim about Assad's sarin challenged

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Although U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "we know" from what Syrian military unit – and from what hilltop – chemical weapons were fired Aug. more…

Saudi Arabia, U.S. to face Syrian revenge?

by F. Michael Maloof -- Should the U.S. launch a Mideast attack, the Islamist Hezbollah has threatened, its "23,000 … martyrdom-seeking forces" are prepared to fight back by attacking Saudi Arabia and western more…

Putin makes Obama look indecisive, weak

by F. Michael Maloof -- Some U.S. officials and media analysts refer to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “thug,” but now he’s being touted as a “statesman” after deflecting, at least temporarily, more…

U.S. military confirms rebels had sarin

by F. Michael Maloof -- As part of the Obama administration's repeated insistence – though without offering proof – that the recent sarin gas attack near Damascus was the work of the Assad more…

Roadblocks numerous for weapons turnover

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Now that the Obama administration seriously is considering the Russian idea for the Syrian government to place all of its chemical weapons under international control, making more…

Russia went on high war alert over ...

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Just as the Syrian crisis was getting under way, a joint U.S.-Israeli test of an anti-missile system prompted the Russian General Staff to go on "high more…

Expert: Poison gas was 'kitchen' variety

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A top terrorism expert says that recent findings on the chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21 in a region on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, was more…

Reprisal threats on U.S. interests grow louder

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As the Obama administration considers bombing Syria's capability to launch chemical-weapons attacks, various Middle East groups beyond Syria are speaking out, threatening reprisals against U.S. interests more…

Truth leaking out?
Nerve gas points to rebels

by F. Michael Maloof -- Former U.S. intelligence analysts claim current intelligence analysts have told them Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not responsible for the Aug. 21 poison gas attack on the outskirts more…