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Discussing the US role in the Syrian conflict.
Exclusive: The U.S. government and the mainstream media rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
Chossudovsky: U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria
The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra.
Van Auken: The NATO ministers, including US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, seized upon Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria against Islamist militias seeking the overthrow of the government of President Bashar al-Assad as the pretext for more aggressive deployments of military forces on Russia’s border.
Salon: The media will never quit warmongering: How a refugee crisis became another excuse for militarism
Mirkinson: It happens every time something bad starts brewing in the Middle East. Hawkish pundits immediately begin calling for more bombing and war to defeat whatever threat has popped up on the horizon.
Speakers include: Dr. Ghiass Moussa, Syrian American Forum; Ramsey Clark, former US Atty General & human rights attorney; Margaret Kimberly, Black Agenda Report; Larry Hamm, Peoples Organization for Progress; Joe Lombardo, UNAC; and Sara Flounders, IAC
The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine TomDispatch.com November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack […]
…the discovery of huge reserves of natural gas and oil in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, the World Petroleum Resources Project of the U.S. Geological Survey was tasked with conducting an “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean.”[i] The area described is off the coast of ISRAEL, GAZA, Lebanon, […]
Mimi Al Laham (aka “Syrian Girl”) joins us once again to discuss the latest round of Syrian peace negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland. We talk about what Syria hopes to accomplish with the talks, where we can expect negotiations to go from here, the chemical weapons disarmament issue, and questions about Al Qaeda’s relation to the […]
What’s left out when the U.S. talks about Syria is that it is in a key position for exporting natural gas. Adding weapons to the region makes it explosive. by Mary Beaudoin July 2013 Women Against Military Madness Newsletter We know that the Syrian people have suffered terribly from the violence that has erupted. […]
The End of Syria as We Know It? by FRANKLIN LAMB WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 14-16, 2013 counterpunch.org Beirut. The short answer is Iran and Hezbollah according to Congressional sources. “The Syrian army’s victory at al-Qusayr was more than the administration could accept given that town’s strategic position in the region. Its capture by the Assad […]
Four on Syria> Truthdig, Mideast Shuffle, Women Speak Out Video on Insight, Steven Argue on Santa Cruz IMC
Syrian Rebels Reject Exiled Leadership Truthdig.com Yara Abbas – In her own words Mideast Shuffle. Interview with reporter in Syria, Yara Abbas SyrianGirl debates FSA on Australian show ‘Insight’ U.S. Backed Genocide of Christians, Alawites, and other Minorities in Syria Santa Cruz IMC by Steven Argue Thursday May 30th, 2013 12:07 PM Subscribe or “Follow” us […]
Our Syrian War In deepening Syrian quagmire, U.S. seeks both allies and enemies By William Boardman 27 March 13 Reader Supported News Syrian rebels attend a training session conducted by US intelligence officers in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria. (photo: Muhammed Muheisen/AP) o Declaration of War Needed, Times Makes Official Announcement There were no official […]
Access Skews Coverage of Syrian War By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law Mar 8, 2013 truthdig.com The attacks are a reminder that the civil war in Syria is not a romantic democratic uprising, although one could get that impression from accounts in mainstream media outlets. That’s because American newspapers largely use photographs and quotations […]
What is Really Happening in Syria Descent Into Holy War “I have now been in Damascus for 10 days, and every day I am struck by the fact that the situation in areas of Syria I have visited is wholly different from the picture given to the world both by foreign leaders and by the […]
I have been asked to remove this interview of Assad of Syria. The reason is that it purportedly makes WAMM look like we support Assad. WAMM does not support Assad. WAMM also does not support the foreign “rebels” who are fighting in Syria. We are Women Against Military Madness. The interview was first posted by […]
The Decline of Political Protest> Pussy Riot and Amnesty International What is most notable about this attention, and the attention of the Western media in general, is its tone. The tone is by no means a diplomatic appeal intended to persuade authorities to free the women in question. Rather, it is a tone of provocation. by DIANA […]
Syria’s ‘Rebel Army? They’re a Gang of Foreigners’ Robert Fisk hears the Syrian forces’ justification for a battle that is tearing apart one of the world’s oldest cities. by Robert Fisk Published on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by the Independent/UK via Common Dreams The Old Quarter of Aleppo is listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site. ALEPPO, Syria […]
Prime German Paper: Syrian Rebels Committed Houla Massacre Original link from Global Research June 09, 2012 Links to two articles in German Press English translations from the articles: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/06/prime-german-paper-syrian-rebels-committed-houla-massacre.html http://www.moonofalabama.org/2012/06/new-faz-piece-on-houla-massacre-the-extermination.html The prime German daily, the center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has a new report (in German) about the Houla massacre. The author is Rainer Hermann who studied and […]
Polly Mann> Syria: The Next Move on the Chess Board By Polly Mann WAMM Newsletter May 2012 Although it would seem unlikely that in international affairs the US government would operate with one set strategy, its behavior indicates it does. So while it might appear that the recent conflict in Libya […]