Putin: US Claims About Syrian Chemical Attack ‘Unimaginable Nonsense’

31 August 2013 — RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the US on Saturday saying that Washington’s allegations about the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians were “unimaginable nonsense.”

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UK Has No Case For War On Syria

29 August 2013 — Moon of Alabama

[I was in the middle of putting together a piece on the UK’s obscene lust for war when MofA put this up. Thanks MofA. WB]

The British government is trying to construct a case to allow itself to attack Syria. To this purpose the British Joint Intelligence Organisations issued a two page paper on Syria: Reported Chemical Weapon Use (pdf). The paper cites the amount of propaganda Youtube videos of a certain incident as supporting “evidence”: Continue reading this...

Syria: Obama’s pretext for war? By Phil Greaves

27 August 2013 — nothemsmdotcom

It seems many have forgotten the last two and a half years of western sabre-rattling and covert military aggression against the Syrian state. It is worth reiterating that without the vast amount of military, financial, and diplomatic largesse the west and their regional clients have thrown at the “revolutionary rebels” in Syria – who have now beyond doubt been exposed as sectarian extremists, lead and dominated by Al Qaeda ideologues – the violent insurgency in Syria would have been defeated long ago by the Syrian army.

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Video: UK Column Live Aug 28th: How British MPs Are Being Manipulated into War

29 August 2013 — 21st Century Wire

This episode was broadcast at 1pm UK on August 28th. After this broadcast, UK Labour opposition appears to have thrown a spanner in David Cameron’s engine of war, changing today’s Commons debate and war vote from a slam dunk to a slightly longer, drawn out affair, as Cameron has opted to drop today’s vote on military intervention altogether. Expect more jockeying and manipulation to unfold as the UK, US and France attempt to turn Syria into the next Libya…

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US Threatens Syria: Trigger Happy Foreign Policy (I) By Andrei Akulov

28 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The information and statements made in Washington are multiple and often contradictory. The only thing that is clear – the US officials appear to prepare the ground for a military action against Syria for alleged use of chemical weapons, which is an unconfirmed affirmation. With all the statements made and the ballyhoo raised about the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the administration has left itself almost no choice; otherwise it would undermine its own credibility.

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Western logic on Syria: ‘We need to bomb it to save it’ By Nile Bowie

27 August 2013 — RT

The military buildup in the Mediterranean indicates that Assad’s opponents intend to militarily intervene in Syria under cover of ‘humanitarian intervention’, a disingenuous narrative that could not be further from the truth.

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Media Lens: Massacres That Matter – ‘Responsibility To Protect’ In Egypt, Libya And Syria – Part 1 By David Edwards

27 August 2013 — Media Lens

The ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P), formulated at the 2005 UN World Summit, is based on the idea that state sovereignty is not a right but a responsibility. Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsibility to act. Economic sanctions and the use of military force can thus be employed as ‘humanitarian intervention’.

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John Kerry’s “Colin Powell moment” By Alex Lantier

27 August 2013 — WSWS

On the eve of war with Syria

Yesterday US Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on national television to deliver a lying statement aimed at preparing public opinion for an impending US-NATO attack on Syria. It was his very own “Colin Powell moment.”

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US fabricating pretexts to justify military act against Syria: Analyst

26 August 2013 — Press TV

A political commentator says the United States is fabricating pretexts to justify its potential military intervention in the Syrian crisis, Press TV reports.

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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.



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Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention By Bill Van Auken

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.

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Class Warfare in Egypt By By SEAN F. McMAHON

10 July 2013 — Greanville Post

State Capital Wins Again

egyptmideast_egypt-3 Cairo – 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.

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Cholera poisoning: How all Haiti water is being privatized / Responses to a saboteur and NGO/US collaborator

9 July 2013 — HLLN

Recommended HLLN Link Ezili Dantò: The United States is making a mess of Haiti, Wisconsin State Journal – http://bit.ly/152VvWa


Happy Birthday Guy Cayemite, Le Poète! http://www.potomitan.info/ayiti/cayemite/


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Can the NYT Call a Coup a Coup? By Peter Hart

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.

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