Information Clearing House 6 September 2013: Putin: Russia “Will Help Syria” If US Attacks

6 September 2013 — Information Clearing House

Russia “Will Help Syria” In The Event of a Military Strike, Putin


Putin: Syria chemical attack is ‘rebels’ provocation in hope of intervention’


Hezbollah, Iran and Syria Prepare for Counterattack

By Mirella Hodeib

The three players have agreed on a specific course of action if American missiles smash into Syrian territory.


An Israeli-Saudi-US conspiracy?

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Chemical Bandar’ behind the Syrian chemical attacks?

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The moralistic language coming out of Washington is despicable posturing.


Yes, the Syrian Rebels DO Have Access to Chemical Weapons

By WashingtonsBlog

Multiple lines of evidence show that the rebels do have chemical weapons.


US Gambles on Syria with Empty Hand

By Finian Cunningham

The Americans have a choice: either present your supposedly incriminating evidence against the Syrian government, or proceed with your plans and face international wrath for committing the supreme crime of aggression.


Peace in Syria is Possible… Within The Week

By Thierry Meyssan

For a period of a little more than one week, there exists a window of possibility to stop the war.


The U.S. is “Fighting for Al Qaeda” in Syria.

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Barack Obama and John Kerry are not fighting terrorism. Quite the opposite: They are actively supporting Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria.


The US Government Stands Revealed to the World as a Collection of War Criminals and Liars

By Paul Craig Roberts

How can the American people and their representatives in Congress tolerate these extraordinary criminals?


Woman Informing Kerry, McCain’s Opinions on Syria Also an Advocate for Syrian Rebels

By Charles C. Johnson

The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels.


Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No

By David Kravets

Senators voting Wednesday to authorize a Syria strike received, on average, 83 percent more campaign financing from defense contractors than lawmakers voting against war.


Groundswell on Syria: The People Versus AIPAC

By Philip Weiss

We’re at a defining moment in the history of the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel. Israel wants a war and the American people don’t.


What Happened to the Anti-War Movement?

By David Sirota

This is red-versus-blue tribalism in its most murderous form. It suggests that the party affiliation of a particular president should determine whether or not we want that president to kill other human beings.


March on Washington to say “Vote NO to War On Syria!”

Saturday, September 7 @ 12 noon and Monday, September 9

Gather at the White House + March to the Capitol Building.


Act Now! – Say No To War On Syria


Here’s the Best Way to Tell Congress Your Opinion on Syria.


From One Nobel Peace Laureate To Another

Open letter to President Barack Obama

By Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

No Congressperson of the United States can legitimize what cannot be legitimate, nor legalize what cannot be legal.


That Most Charming of Couples: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

By William Blum

Unlimited power in the hands of psychopaths. My own country truly scares me.


The End of Internet Privacy?

Glenn Greenwald on Secret NSA Program to Crack Online Encryption

By Democracy Now!

Documents leaked by Snowden reveal the NSA spends $250 million a year on a program which, among other goals, works with technology companies to “covertly influence” their product designs.


Nigeria military says killed 50 Boko Haram fighters:

Nigeria’s military on Friday said it had killed 50 Boko Haram Islamists in an operation launched in response to an insurgent attack on civilians in the northeast.


US Kills 6 People In Pakistan:

Identity, nationality of slain men unknown, Pakistan intelligence officials say


At least five Egyptians killed at pro-Mursi rallies:

Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi turned out for protests in Cairo after Friday prayers, despite a sustained crackdown on Islamists by the country’s new authorities.


Militants kill Syrian soldiers execution style: Video:

 A gruesome video has emerged which shows foreign-backed militants in Syria killing seven captured government soldiers execution style.


Al-Qaeda group killed MSF doctor in Syria: NGO:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was told that Mohamed Abyad was killed by the group after his abduction in northern Syria.


Rebel Brutality in Syria Posing Dilemma in the West:

This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.


John Kerry Statements About Syrian Rebels Remain At Odds With Intelligence Reports:

Secretary of State John Kerry’s public assertions that moderate Syrian opposition groups are growing in influence appear to be at odds with estimates by U.S. and European intelligence sources and nongovernmental experts, who say Islamic extremists remain by far the fiercest and best-organized rebel elements.


Who Are the Dead in Syria?:

People keep talking about the 100,000 dead thanks to Bashar al-Assad. Pinning down the exact figure and which side they were on is a tricky business.


Syria: Russia will stand by Assad over any US strikes, warns Putin:

Mr Putin said that world opinion was firmly against US-led intervention, adding that Russia would take Syria’s side. “Will we help Syria? We will,” he said. “We are already helping, we send arms.”


Russia sends warship with ‘special cargo’ to Syria:

“The ship will make call in Novorossiisk, where it will take on board special cargo and set off for the designated area of its combat duty in the eastern Mediterranean,” the source said. The source did not specify the nature of the cargo.


Hezbollah, Iran and Syria prepare for counterattack:

Iran, Syria and Hezbollah have set up a joint military operations room to coordinate closely in the event of a U.S. strike on Syria, with Hezbollah mobilizing “tens of thousands” of fighters, senior political and diplomatic sources told The Daily Star Friday.


The Vote On Syria Is Shaping Up To Be A Full-Fledged Disaster For Obama:

 ThinkProgress has 217 House members at a firm “no” or leaning “no,” which is right on the cusp of a failure already. The Washington Post puts the count of “no” votes at 205. The Hill has the most sober count of “no” House votes, at just 114.


Syrian woman PLEADS to McCain: ‘I beg you’ not to attack –



Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has told Obama that a strike on Syria will end in involvement with Iran and Russia. Senator John McCain responded that Dempsey’s warnings are “disingenuous.”


A war the Pentagon doesn’t want:

They are outraged by the fact that what may happen is an act of war and a willingness to risk American lives to make up for a slip of the tongue about “red lines.”


Ron Paul: Syria Chemical Attack May Be A ‘False Flag’ :

Video –


Fact Or Fiction?:

Pentagon May be Involved in Chemical Attack in Syria, US Intelligence Colonel Hacked Mail Reflect –

New proofs of the U.S. intelligence involvement to chemical attack near Damascus. Hacker got access to U.S. intelligence correspondence and published U.S. Army Col. ANTHONY J. MACDONALD’s mail.


Rep. Alan Grayson: Syria Intelligence Manipulated:

Grayson says members of Congress are being given intelligence briefings without any evidence to support administration claims that Syrian leader Bashar Assad ordered the use of chemical weapons.


Pope calls on world leaders to abandon military options in Syria:

Pope Francis called on world leaders attending the G20 summit in Russia to seek peace in Syria through diplomatic means and to lay aside the “futile pursuit” of a military solution.


AIPAC to lobby Congress for Syria strike:

American Israeli Political Activity Committee to attempt to persuade Congress to vote in favor of attack, as constituents urge Congress to vote against intervention,7340,L-4426658,00.html


On the Fence about Syria? Read This!:

A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake-and what we should be advocating instead.


Syria crisis: US orders non-emergency personnel out of Lebanon:

The state department cited “current tensions the region” but did not specifically mention Syria. The department also warned US citizens travelling in the two countries to remain alert to potential danger.


Russia, China Close In On Multi-Billion Dollar Gas Deal:

Russian energy giant Gazprom and state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) have signed an agreement towards a potentially multi-billion dollar gas supply deal to China, reported Reuters, though both sides are yet to reach a final accord on price.


Jeff Blankfort on Zio Con wars, Palestine and Paul Jay :

Give Gilad a chance to respond to Max Blumenthal’s vilification of him on TRNN?


The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel by Ilan Pappé – review:

A reasoned and very readable reminder of the fact that Israel is not an exclusively Jewish state


At least five Egyptians killed at pro-Mursi rallies:

Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi turned out for protests in Cairo after Friday prayers, despite a sustained crackdown on Islamists by the country’s new authorities.


Obama did not request Snowden’s extradition at meeting – Putin:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday after meeting Barack Obama that the U.S. president did not request the extradition of former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has received temporary asylum in Russia.


NSA Defends Encryption Backdoors By Promising It’s Only Used To Spy On All Of Us:

The Director of National Intelligence has now responded to the unveiling of the fact that the NSA inserted backdoors in various forms of encryption and recruited internal spies at telco companies with one of his typically ridiculous statements using carefully parsed words


Inmates end California prison hunger strike:

The protest ended Thursday without inmates winning major concessions on solitary confinement conditions – their main grievance – but with the promise of legislative hearings on the issue.


One in five USA kids face hunger:

Feeding America says of the 37 million people the charity serves, nearly 14 million are children which means the physical and mental development of these kids is under threat…


Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,272


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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