Syria News Links 11-12 September 2018

12 September 2018 — William Bowles

Turkey captures key suspect in deadly 2013 car-bombing case

Watch Emily Thornberry dismantle the Tories for following Trump towards war in Syria

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ACTION ALERT: Venezuela Poses No ‘Threat to the World’—but WaPo’s Claim That It Does Is Dangerous

12 September 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Trump, Venezuela and the prospect of a coup

The Washington Post (9/10/18) describes US officials meeting with Venezuelan coup-plotters to discuss the overthrow of President Nicolás Maduro as “more fuel for his paranoia.” And it cites the White House dismissing “speculation that it wants to intervene” in Venezuela—ignoring the fact that the US has for years been heavily intervening to wreck the country’s economy.

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Russian envoy urges OPCW to take action to prevent false flag in Idlib

12 September 2018 — TASS

Moscow has called on the delegations to be “vigilant”

THE HAGUE, September 12. /TASS/. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) can and should play an important role to thwart the staging of a false flag ‘chemical attack’ provocation in Syria’s Idlib, Russian Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin told reporters on Wednesday.

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Charges ‘Without Merit’ – Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky

12 September 2018 — Media Lens

Last week, Peter Brookes tweeted his latest cartoon for The Times, commenting:

‘#Novichok not the only poison being spread around Britain. #LabourAntisemitism #Corbyn.’

Referencing allegations that two Russian agents had been responsible for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4, the cartoon depicted a British policeman holding up mugshots of a menacing, bug-eyed ‘Jeremy Korbynski’ (wearing an ‘I Love Hamas’ badge) and a vampiric, evil-looking ‘Seumasov Milne’ (wearing a ‘Down With Israel’ badge), with the policeman saying:

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