2 with state ties take up Syria cause

Focus of rebel champions shifts from Congress to U.N.

Posted: September 22, 2013 at 5:02 a.m.

Dr. Najib Ghadbian serves as U.S. representative for the main rebel group, the National Coalition of Syria Revolution and Opposition Forces, defending the rebels’ cause on cable news and in the halls of Congress. He is a University of Arkansas political science professor.

It took a sarin gas cloud and 1,400 deaths in the suburbs of Damascus to put Syria at the top of the American agenda.

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