Chemical hallucinations By William Bowles

30 August 2013

I think it’s true to say that the days of creating ‘ukdossier‘(pdf)[1] are now over, at least if the latest ‘dodgy report’ is anything to go by. Put out by the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, it purports to offer proof that Assad gassed his own people. But aside from the fact that it offers not a shred of proof, it’s also amateurish and clearly put together in a panic.

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Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack? By Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh

29 August 2013 — Mintpress News

“We were very curious about these arms. And unfortunately, some of the fighters handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions,” ‘J’ said.

Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group. 

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 August 2013: Why did the IDF assassinate two Palestinian journalists?

29 August 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Attack, Wound, Two Palestinians Near Nablus
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported Thursday [August 29, 2013] that two resident have been injured in Qasra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, after being attacked by a number of extremist Israeli settlers. …

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Information Clearing House 29-30 August 2013: Stop The War – Act now – We Can Make A Difference

30 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

Western Pathological Liars Hold World To Ransom

By Finian Cunningham

Who are these butchers, mass murderers and liars to pose as defenders and protectors of humanity? Their cynicism and hypocrisy are astounding.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36018.htm

 

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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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