Skripal and Syria… The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia By Finian Cunningham

10 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

There is a direct link between Britain’s sensational allegations against Russia in the Skripal affair and NATO’s losing covert war in Syria.

That’s not just the opinion of critical observers. Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations made the explicit link when she called an “emergency meeting” of the Security Council earlier this week.

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US Marines deploy to Syria for live fire exercise as Russian-backed government offensive on Idlib looms By Jordan Shilton

9 September 2018 — WSWS

In a sign of the imminent escalation of the Syrian war, over 100 US Marines flew into the country late Friday to participate in live fire exercises. The drill, which included air strikes and artillery fire, was intended as a warning shot at Russia as Moscow prepares to back a government offensive against Islamist militias in the province of Idlib.

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A new capital? Palestinians say Abu Dis is no substitute for East Jerusalem By Jonathan Cook

9 September 2018 — Jonathan Cook

It is being touted as part of a peace plan, but Jonathan Cook finds only a wasteland in the West Bank

The National – 9 September 2018

From the offputting concrete edifice that confronts a visitor to Abu Dis, the significance of this West Bank town – past and present – is not immediately obvious.

The eight metre-high grey slabs of Israel’s separation wall silently attest to a divided land and a quarter-century of a failed Middle East peace process.

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