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    U.S. to Destroy Syria's Weapons

    FILE -- In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, a citizen journalism image provided by the United Media Office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the UN investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be one of the chemical rockets according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is under way, but the mission faces multiple challenges, from an ambitious deadline and a raging civil war that threatens inspectors’ safety. It also has far-reaching political consequences, giving a political boost to President Bashar Assad and further alienating the rebels. (AP Photo/Local Committee of Arbeen, File)

    Local Committee of Arbeen/AP

    Thanks a lot world. After the U.S. failed to get other nations to dismantle the most lethal of Syria’s chemical weapons, it will now do so on its own vessel in international waters. The operation, which has never been done on its own ship by the U.S. before, will "neutralize Syria's priority chemicals." The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is overseeing the destruction, is still pushing for the less dangerous chemical weapons to be destroyed in other countries. So far, allowing the destruction of chemical weapons on any country’s soil has proved politically unpalatable. 

    Read it at the Wall Street Journal