UN Has Evidence That Syrian Rebels Used Chemical Weapons By John Robles

10 September 2013 — Voice of Russia

The government of the Russian Federation, including all of its ministries and governmental bodies whose scope of influence or operations include the exterior of Russia and in particular Syria and those countries influencing the situation in Syria, have from day one of the internal conflict fought to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The most visible efforts have of course been those of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin himself.

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When It Comes to State Violence, Too Much Is Never Enough By Jim Naureckas

7 September 2013 — FAIR Blog

U.S. warship firing one of 110 cruise missiles at Libyan forces (photo: DoD)

U.S. warship firing one of 110 cruise missiles at Libyan forces (photo: DoD)

Time magazine’s Michael Crowley (9/9/13) offers an analysis of how the Syrian situation reflects on Barack Obama’s presidency:

Whatever comes of Obama’s confrontation with Assad, an even more dangerous confrontation lies in wait–the one with Iran. If another round of negotiations with Tehran should fail, Obama may soon be obliged to make good on his vow to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. “I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests,” Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in March 2012. Continue reading

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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Syria: Russia has proof rebels launched chemical weapons on East Ghouta

27 August 2013 — Pepe Escobar on Facebook

[I am convinced that this massacre by its proxy army is the reason the Empire is so gung ho to attack Syria. More on this later. WB]

Khalil Harb, of Lebanese paper As-Safir, confirmed a few minutes ago to my great friend Claudio Gallo an article published in Arabic two days ago, quoting a Russian source. 

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 25 August 2013: Testimonies: Systematic abuse, beatings and threats against Palestinian children

25 August 2013 VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Injured Near Jerusalem
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was injured in the foot, on Saturday evening [August 2r, 2013] when an Israeli soldier raised a spike strip as the young man was stepping on it. …

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Sarin Gas : a new propaganda campaign against Syria

23 August 2013 — Voltaire Network

According to the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian authorities have bombarded the ghoutta, a suburb of Damascus, with sarin gas, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, resulting in a total of 1700 deaths. This announcement was immediately commented on by German, British and French authorities who have called an emergency meeting of the Security Council so that UN observers can be allowed to investigate. All of this information is taken over by the Atlanticist media as a certainty, the conditional being formally employed to allow investigators time to report evidence in the West. Continue reading

Syria: Chemical Attack in Ghouta ‘an Accident Caused by Free Syrian Army’ By Gianluca Mezzofiore

22 August 2013 — IBTimes

The attack that killed over 200 people in the Damascus suburbs could be an accident caused by a riot control agent, and those responsible may be a faction of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and not the Assad regime, according to a chemical weapons specialist. Continue reading