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.”
30 August 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Several Injured By Army Fire North Of Jerusalem
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation while others were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes with local residents at the main northern entrance of the town of Ar-Ram, and at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. …
31 August 2013 — StopImperialism.com
31 August 2013 — Craig Murray
The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation. The communications intercept agencies, GCHQ in the UK and NSA in the US, share all their intelligence reports (as do the CIA and MI6). Troodos is valued enormously by the NSA. It monitors all radio, satellite and microwave traffic across the Middle East, ranging from Egypt and Eastern Libya right through to the Caucasus. Even almost all landline telephone communication in this region is routed through microwave links at some stage, picked up on Troodos.
31 August 2013 — SANA
[Well worth reading. WB]
Damascus, (SANA) – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that after days of media exaggeration about what the US administration described as decisive evidence, US Secretary of State John Kerry only produced material based on old stories which were published by terrorists over a week ago and are full of fabrication and lies.
30 August 2013 — Information Clearing House
America Totally Discredited
Paul Craig Roberts
If Obama goes it alone, he will be harassed for the rest of his life as a war criminal who dares not leave the US.
30 August 2013 — FAIR Blog
One would hope that the lessons of Iraq might inform more of the coverage of Syria. But that’s not always the case. Over the course of the past week, the White House and various officials have been adamant that they have evidence that shows the Syrian government was responsible for the horrific attack last week that likely killed hundreds, and very well could have been a chemical or gas attack of some sort.
30 August 2013 — stopimperialism.com
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria. He explains some of the motivations of key regional players and their Western backers in terms of economics and geopolitics. Draitser examines various scenarios that could play out in the coming weeks and months depending on how events unfold on the ground and diplomatically. Additionally, he explores the discredited US narrative about the use of chemical weapons and the historical precedents for such lies.