Oil tops $97 amid Syria worries, ahead of US data The price of oil rose past $97 a barrel Friday amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war while traders awaited the release of several reports on the U.S. economy.
June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
White House: U.S. to give Syria rebels military aid after chemical attacks In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons against the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters [...]
June 13, 2013 - The Ticket via Yahoo! News
President Bush in AFP Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century,Bush said, slamming the "dramatic and brutal escalation" in fighting.
Harry Reid in Washington Post Americans deserve to know whether their senator stands with the president and his plan to deepen our military commitment in Iraq, or with the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose this escalation,Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday...