Posts tagged ‘Syria’

September 5th, 2013

Murphy Not Convinced On Syria

by Christopher O'Brien

By Hugh McQuaid | CT News Junkie
Despite a personal call from President Obama this weekend, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday that he heads back to Washington skeptical of authorizing American involvement in Syria.

The two-year conflict in Syria may have reached a tipping point last month following reports that President Bashar al-Assad’s government used Sarin gas, a banned chemical weapon, outside Damascus. News reports have estimated the death toll in that attack at around 1,400 with civilians among the victims. Those casualties contribute to 100,000 deaths now attributed to the conflict.

As reports of evidence purporting to verify the use of Sarin gas by government troops have circulated around the world, President Obama and Secretary of the State John Kerry, among others, have been advocating for military intervention of some kind. Over the weekend, Obama announced he would seek Congressional authorization before pursuing a military strike.

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August 29th, 2013

Congresswoman Seeks Feedback Through Local Forums

by Christopher O'Brien

With the Obama administration quickly gearing up to launch cruise missle strikes on Syria, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is holding two opportunities for residents to provide feedback on Congress.

The two events, titled “Congress on Your Corner” will be held this evening in Torrington and on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at Cheshire

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