ICH 25 August 2013: US Training “Rebels” Since 2011 And The Complete Grand Plan – The March 2012 Leak
25 August 2013 – Information Clearing House
Syrian Rebels Manufactured Chemical Weapons Outside Damascus: Report
By Fahim al-Surani
Yara Saleh says that the warehouse was at the also a laboratory where shells were stuffed with poisonous chemicals.
22 August 2013 — WSWS
The unsubstantiated charges that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus killing large numbers of civilians have all the hallmarks of a staged provocation aimed at provoking Western intervention.
10 July 2013 — Greanville Post
State Capital Wins Again
Egypt is at war. More accurately, Egypt is experiencing yet another battle in its ongoing class war. The battle is so fierce because the primary combatants are the two most powerful social forces in Egypt, both factions of the capitalist class – the military as the state capitalist class and the Ikhwan (the Muslim Brotherhood) representing the competitive capitalist class.
8 July 2013 — StopImperialism
This week Eric sits down for an in depth conversation with independent journalist and geopolitical expert Rick Rozoff of Stop NATO. Eric and Rick examine the latest developments in Syria with a particular focus on the regional and international geopolitics. They discuss the role of Russian diplomacy and Putin’s strategic outlook in the Middle East and beyond. Additionally, Eric and Rick break down in detail the competing pipeline projects throughout Central Asia, and discuss how these developments impact current events internationally.
6 July 2013 — FAIR Blog
“A Coup? Or Something Else?” is the question a New York Times headline is posing today (7/5/13) about the U.S. government’s response to the military’s removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. It’s not just a question of semantics; U.S. law seems to require suspending aid to Egypt in case of a coup. That’s why the government might not want to call it one.
3 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Egypt is on the brink, and, paradoxically, it is probably going to continue to remain that way in the near term.
The narrative we hear is far too simplistic. It goes something like this: an elected government turned out to be not only inept but arrogant and crudely insensitive toward the imperative need of inclusive democracy; a stagnant economy; rising prices; fuel shortages; power cuts – discontent is boiling over.
27 June 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation
It is now clear that the preliminary meeting at Geneva this week of Russia, the United States and the United Nations for setting a date for the Geneva-2 conference on Syria ended inconclusively. The meeting couldn’t agree when the Geneva-2 should be held or who would be invited. A UN statement said that Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry will meet next week and further talks are expected to follow.
19 June 2013 — Global Research
In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons — and thus crossed Obama’s imaginary “red line” — will likely fool very few Americans, who already distrust their president after the massive NSA spying scandal. Obama has officially started down a path that inevitably leads to full-scale war. At this point the Obama administration thinks it has already invested too much military, financial, and diplomatic capital into the Syrian conflict to turn back, and each step forward brings the U.S. closer to a direct military intervention.
17 June 2013 – Global Research
For much of the past two years Israel stood sphinx-like on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war. Did it want Bashar al-Assad’s regime toppled? Did it favour military intervention to help opposition forces? And what did it think of the increasing visibility of Islamist groups in Syria? It was difficult to guess.
Anglo-American Militarism: Don’t Worry About Surveillence, In Britain, Everything’s Okay By Colin Todhunter
12 June 2013 — Global Research
In the name of ‘humanitarian intervention’, a ‘war on terror’, fighting for ‘democratic freedoms’ or whatever the script happens to be this week, British Foreign Secretary William Hague can be relied on to sell US-British militarism to a public fed up with constant wars and (increasingly less) ignorant of their underlying reasons (1).
26 May 2013 — Oriental Review
Mrs. Mairead Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and currently a spokesperson for Mussalaha International Reconciliation Movement, has kindly submitted to ORIENTAL REVIEW a special Report, based on her visit to Lebanon and Syria in May 2013. The Report is published by OR in full. Continue reading this...
5 June 2013 – Voice of Russia
There can be little doubt that the lifting of the arms embargo to the armed insurgents and terrorist groups operating in Syria is one of the most egregiously callous, self-serving, reckless and irresponsible moves made by the international community since the beginning of the internal conflict in the country.
4 June 2013 — WSWS
Fighting raged in Lebanon on Sunday between Hezbollah militants and US-backed Syrian rebels, with at least 12 killed. According to a Lebanese security official, the clashes broke out as Syrian opposition elements prepared to launch rocket attacks against the city of Baalbek, in north-east Lebanon. These clashes near Baalbek come as another indication that the war is spreading beyond Syria’s borders.