Prof. Stephen Stern discusses Syrian developments with FOX43

Prof. Stephen Stern, chair and associate professor of the Religious Studies Department at Gettysburg College, spoke with FOX43 yesterday evening regarding recent developments in Syria and the possibility of a strike by the United States.

“We know [chemical weapons] were used. The smoking gun comes from Israel. Israeli intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian officials before the missiles were fired and so reports are now saying that’s what persuaded Obama they had crossed his red line, and thus necessitating U.S. action—our U.S. credibility is on the line,” Stern said.

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,700 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

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Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2013

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