Chemicals Seep Through the Cracks in Western-led Axis Against Syria By Finian CUNNINGHAM

24 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A recurring pattern throughout the Syrian crisis is the coincidence of massacres suspiciously at times when there is a shift in the political backdrop. This is important to bear in mind when assessing reports this week of an alleged chemical weapon massacre near Damascus where some reports put the death toll at over 1,100. The Syrian government has vehemently denied responsibility for the incident and has even questioned whether such weapons were actually used.

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France’s New Anti-capitalist Party seeks to cover up its support for Middle East wars By Alex Lantier

13 August 2013 — WSWS

In an attempt to salvage what little remains of his “socialist” credentials, Professor Gilbert Achcar, a longtime associate of France’s New Anti-capitalist Party (NPA), has written an essay entitled “Inventive Illiteracy Amidst Petty Sectarianism.”

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Canada-Syria: White dominions, brown colonies By Eric Walberg

15 December 2012Eric Walberg

France and Britain have begun to circle Syria like vultures (my apologies to vultures, who politely wait for their prey to die). They plan to save Syria from chemical bombs – a surreal replay of Suez 1956, where France and Britain cooked up a pretext to invade Egypt with the US posing as the more restrained gang member, not to mention Iraq 2003, when they reversed their roles. 

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In Search of Syria’s True Friends By Polina Chernitsa

24 February 2012 — Voice of Russia

The ‘Friends of Syria’ is a contradiction in terms. In reality, these countries are Syria’s enemies which are not trying to reach a peaceful settlement but want to provoke a civil war, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for International Affairs Alexey Pushkov has declared. An international conference of the Friends of Syria, which includes countries and organizations that advocate a unilateral ceasefire in Syria, is being held in Tunisia on Friday. The opposition Syrian National Council has already demanded that the participants supply weapons to the militants of the so-called Syrian People’s Army.

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Video: US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

22 FEbruary 2012US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

The White House and US State Department are considering arming Syria‘s rebels, claiming ongoing reports of government crackdowns would legitimize their actions. But it remains unclear what form the assistance would take.

Both US bodies made statements yesterday saying that new tactics would have to be adopted in order to curtail Regime forces’ bombardment of the city of Homs. Continue reading

Blindness On The Road To Damascus By Fiona Hill

17 February 2012New Matilda

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As the calls for President Assad to step down get louder, including from Australia, evidence on the ground suggests that Syrians want elections, not international intervention, writes Fiona Hill

The Syrian Embassy in Canberra was attacked and ransacked earlier this month by a gang of 40 men who stole property and intimidated staff. We still await Canberra’s denouncement of the crime and a statement about failing public security.

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Britain’s Socialist Workers Party covers for imperialist regime change in Syria By Chris Marsden

15 February 2012 — World Socialist Website

The first response of Washington, London, and Paris to the revolutionary overturns in Tunisia and Egypt was a pre-emptive campaign for regime change in Libya, working through local proxies whose task was to prepare the way for military intervention. The pattern is being repeated in Syria.

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Arab League Mission To Syria Becomes Focus Of Demands For Military Intervention By Chris Marsden

31 December 2011 — Global ResearchWorld Socialist Web Site

The visit by Arab League observers to Homs, Hama, Idlib, Deraa , the Damascus suburb of Douma and other conflict zones has become the focus of concerted demands for the Western powers to intervene militarily into the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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