US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines to Libyan coast By Barry Grey

31 May 2014 — WSWS

The United States has dispatched an amphibious assault ship with some 1,000 Marines and a number of helicopters to coastal waters off Libya, raising the possibility of a direct US military intervention in a country devastated by the Washington-led war that overthrew Col. Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Insurgency Responsible for Civilian Plight of Syrians By Nicola Nasser

4 December 2013 — Dissident Voice

Creating a humanitarian crisis in Syria, whether real or fabricated, and holding the Syrian government responsible for it as a casus belli for foreign military intervention under the UN 2005 so-called “responsibility to protect” initiative was from the very eruption of the Syrian conflict the goal of the US-led “Friends of Syria’ coalition.

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A War for Israel By Paul Larudee

10 September 2013 — Dissident Voice

If there was ever any doubt about the purpose of intervention in Syria, it has been dispelled as hoards of lobbyists from AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, including 250 Jewish leaders, descend upon Capitol Hill.  Their mission is to make sure that each and every member of Congress knows how important it is to vote in favor of American military intervention in Syria.

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Shady PR operatives, pro-Israel ties, anti-Castro money: Inside the Syrian opposition’s DC spin machine By Max Blumenthal

7 September 2013 — Mondoweiss

During the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria on September 3, Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain both cited a Wall Street Journal editorial by Elizabeth O’Bagy to support their assessment of the Syrian rebels as predominately “moderate,” and potentially Western-friendly.

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US Planned Syrian Civilian Catastrophe Since 2007 By Tony Cartalucci

4 SEptember 2013 — Land Destroyer

NBC News‘ report, “‘The great tragedy of this century’: More than 2 million refugees forced out of Syria,” stated: 

More than 2 million Syrians have poured into neighboring countries as refugees, the United Nations revealed on Tuesday.

Around 5,000 people per day are fleeing the three-year conflict, which the U.N. says has already claimed over 100,000 lives. 

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The Anti-Empire Report #120 By William Blum: Iraqi WMD found at last – In Syria

3 September 2013 — The Anti-Empire Report

Found at last! After searching for 10 years, the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction have finally been found – in Syria!

Secretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?”

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US War Plans for August – September: Known Since June By Christof Lehmann

3 September 2013 – 4th Media

Plans for both large scale chemical weapons use and a major military campaign against Syria have been known since June. Three reports, published on nsnbc international on 29 June and 7 July and 11 July already detailed the planned attack, including the large scale use of chemical weapons in an attempt to justify renewed calls for humanitarian corridors, a no-fly-zone and a military intervention.

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Senior political figures demand second vote in UK parliament on Syrian attack By Julie Hyland

3 September 2013 — WSWS

A concerted campaign is underway for a second vote in Britain’s parliament to sanction war against Syria.

These efforts come in the wake of President Obama’s announcement that he will seek congressional authorisation for military strikes.

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Cooked Up Evidence. Trying to Fool the Public over Syria By Colin Todhunter

1 September 2013 — Global Research

“Attempts to bypass the Security Council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region are fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa.” Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.

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