Syria Countdown: an Update from Damascus By Franklin Lamb

3 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for general banditry in its foreign policy

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for warmongering and general banditry in its foreign policy. In a powder keg of a region, Israel is the permanently lit fuse.

Washington’s ill-considered criminal attack will aid and abet these largely Gulf financed militia and provide justification, in their minds for literally hundreds of often competing jihadist groups to spread carnage across Syria. The innocent in the USA and the West will also eventually suffer a severe pay back price as was the case on 9/11/2001 and a decade later on 9/11/2011. And on and on it goes.

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Video: Pipeline Politics and the Syrian War with Pepe Escobar By grtv

3 September 2013 — grtv

Roving correspondent and frequent guest Pepe Escobar of Asia Times Online joins us once again to discuss the geopolitical machinations behind the latest developments in Syria.

We discuss the possibility of an Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline and how the regional players react to such a proposal, and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia’s role in the current conflict.

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The Anti-Empire Report #120 By William Blum: Iraqi WMD found at last – In Syria

3 September 2013 — The Anti-Empire Report

Found at last! After searching for 10 years, the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction have finally been found – in Syria!

Secretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?”

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US War Plans for August – September: Known Since June By Christof Lehmann

3 September 2013 — 4th Media

Plans for both large scale chemical weapons use and a major military campaign against Syria have been known since June. Three reports, published on nsnbc international on 29 June and 7 July and 11 July already detailed the planned attack, including the large scale use of chemical weapons in an attempt to justify renewed calls for humanitarian corridors, a no-fly-zone and a military intervention.

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