War as Way to Cover Evidence that West Used Chemical Weapons By Alexander MEZYAEV

30 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The United States announced its plans to strike Syria pretty soon. Moscow reacted immediately. The Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement was very resolute. «All of this makes one recall the events that happened 10 years ago, when, using false information about Iraqis having weapons of mass destruction, the US bypassed the United Nations and started a scheme whose consequences are well known to everyone», the Ministry said in a web-posted statement. Continue reading

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

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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Eviction Brixton: creating housing insecurity in London By Hannah Schling

22 July 2013 — Open Security

The marketisation of access to housing security is central to the increasingly normative experience of housing precarity in London. Lambeth Council’s eviction of long-term squatted and short-life housing co-op communities is pouring fuel onto the fire: making people homeless to clear the way for public housing stock sell-offs.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 28 August 2013

28 August 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Sisi Stops His Hunger Strike In Eshil Prison
IMEMC – Wednesday [August 28, 2013] Palestinian detainee Dirar Abu Sisi stopped his hunger strike after reaching an agreement with the Administration of Israeli Bir Shiva (Be’er As-Sabe’) Prion, south of the country, to remove him from his solitary confinement. …

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US Threatens Syria: Trigger Happy Foreign Policy (II) By Andrei AKULOV

29 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Part I

The UN Security Council failed to take a decision on Syria on August 28 and it’s not known what was said behind the closed doors. Russia said the UN must finish its investigation into the claims before discussing any resolution. Taking into consideration how strong is the support for intervention on the part of the US, Great Britain and France, it serves the purpose to have a look at what the response could be like…  Continue reading