Facts, not merely suspicions, must guide U.S. policy regarding Syria

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Author(s) The Plain Dealer editorial board
Source The Plain Dealer
Date April 30, 2013
URL http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/04/facts_not_merely_suspicions_mu.html
Quotes-start.png The Free Syrian Army, which is fighting to overthrow Assad, says it has what it believes to be an unexploded chemical weapon deployed by government forces. Indeed it may. But neither the existence of such a weapon nor the reports of isolated instances of what appears to be human exposure to Sarin gas constitutes reliable evidence that the Assad regime is employing chemical weapons. Suspicion -- even strong suspicion -- is not enough to justify more active U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war. Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.