Debunking the “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013” By Eric Draitser

31 August 2013 — StopImperialism.com

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The document entitled “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013”, released in tandem with public statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry, is merely summary of a manufactured narrative designed to lead the US into yet another criminal and disastrous war in the Middle East.  Having been released prior to even preliminary reports from UN chemical weapons investigators on the ground in Syria, the document is as much a work of fiction as it is fact.
 

Video: Syria: Proxies, Pipelines and People

30 August 2013 — stopimperialism.com

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria. He explains some of the motivations of key regional players and their Western backers in terms of economics and geopolitics.  Draitser examines various scenarios that could play out in the coming weeks and months depending on how events unfold on the ground and diplomatically. Additionally, he explores the discredited US narrative about the use of chemical weapons and the historical precedents for such lies.

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Struggle for Influence in Syria By Eric Draitser

8 July 2013 — Land Destroyer – StopImperialism.org

This week’s resignation of Ghassan Hitto, the so-called “Prime Minister in waiting” of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, coupled with the July 6th election of Ahmed Assi al-Jarba to head the umbrella coalition of US-supported proxy groups attempting to topple the Assad government, has revealed further cracks in the edifice of the imperialist assault on Syria. 

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Workers’ Rights in South Africa: Does the Ruling ANC Party Represent the People? By Eric Draitser

27 December 2012Global Research – StopImperialism.com

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This week’s elective conference of the ruling African National Congress (<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ANC) in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa highlighted what has become an ever more apparent and painful reality to working people in that country and political observers around the world – the revolution of 1994 effected little more than cosmetic change.  The ruling class in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa, though fronted by black faces, continues to work in the service of Western finance capital and the neoliberal agenda, lining their own pockets while the streets, mines, and slums ring with the cries of the workers and the poor demanding justice. Continue reading

America's Long-standing Campaign to Destabilize Russia By Eric Draitser

 

22 August 22, 2012 — Global Research

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The shootings and bombings in Ingushetia and Dagestan this week rekindled a long-standing, brutal campaign of violence and <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>terrorism in Russia’s Caucasus region – one that has seen more than its share of terror stretching back to the Chechen “rebellion” of the 1990s.  However, in examining the recent attacks, it becomes clear that there are political and geopolitical interests behind the scenes that are actively working to destabilize Russia, with violence as their most potent weapon. Continue reading

War At Any Cost: Another Manufactured Pretext for War with Syria By Eric Draitser

26 June <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — www.boilingfrogspost.com

The downing of a Turkish jet by the Syrian <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>military last week was not merely a <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>military incident making the possibility of an <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>intervention and regional war much more likely. This episode was the most recent in a long and storied <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of “international incidents” or provocations used by imperial powers as pretexts for <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>military aggression.

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