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U.N. chemical weapons team in Turkey to investigate Syria claims

AMSTERDAM/ANKARA (Reuters) - U.N.-appointed chemical weapons inspectors, blocked from entering Syria, are in Turkey to gather information about possible use of the munitions in the country's civil war, officials said on Thursday.Full story

Twice shy skeptics object to Syrian chemical weapon evidence

  Colum Lynch, United Nations reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about questions and skepticism about the evidence of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government - the "red line" for U.S. involvement in that civil war.

Obama says reports U.S. ready for war in Syria are exaggerated

BERLIN (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday reports that the United States was ready to go to war in Syria were exaggerated and he also reiterated his view that the Damascus government had used chemical weapons and could not regain legitimacy. Full story

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  US to provide small arms to Syria

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley comments on the White House’s decision to provide small arms to the rebels in Syria. Crowley notes the significance of the administration’s decision from a policy standpoint and how it is more of a proxy war. Crowley notes that

  How term ‘chemical weapons’ changes opinions on Syria

The Up panelists analyze statistics on how the American people view the Unites States’ involvement in the Syrian conflict.

  Kornacki on Syria aid: ‘This is the least they could do, right?’

The Grio’s Perry Bacon Jr. joins the panel to talk about the United States' options for getting involved in the Syrian conflict.

  Public mood short for McCain’s push into Syria’s civil war

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Jonathan Capehart debate whether the public is as anxious as Sen. John McCain and others for President Obama to go into Syria and its Civil War.

  Assad crosses ‘red line’, but how far will Obama go to help Syria’s rebels?

Brooking Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon and Salon.com’s Joan Walsh debate whether President Obama has made the right decision to arm Syria’s rebels – now that he believes Assad has used chemical weapons – and whether that inevitably means American “boots on the ground”.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a news conference at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague April 8, 2013. Ban said a team to investigate claims of chemical weapons use in Syria was ready to deploy within 24 hours and urged the Syrian government to give t