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Syria: Another Western War Crime In The Making — Paul Craig Roberts   [Copy link] 中文

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Time to invoke the long anticipated nuclear between Russia and the United States (UK inclusive)
and settle the score once and for all ......

Former Master colonialist - United Kingdom whose Prime Minister David Cameron has to kowtow to
the Kenyan-American Obama for orders. Both Kenya and the US were former British colonies.
What a slap in the face for British imperialism ...... just to remain relevant ....
                                         
The British government is the most enthusiastic country in the entire international community to get involved in Syria, and the decision on intervention has already been made, believes leader of UK Independence Party Nigel Farage.

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Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tensions escalate

29/8/2013
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago

Russia to send warships to Mediterranean to counter western forces

Express News Service
Thu Aug 29 2013, 15:22 hrs


Russia will send an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean in a bid to neutralise US presence in the region

With the United Nations Security Council divided and the western clamour for a strike at Syria becoming imminent, Russia on Thursday said that the country "over the next few days" will be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean.

"The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the make-up of the naval forces," a source in the Russian General Staff told Interfax news agency.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani reportedly spoke over the phone on Wednesday and agreed that chemical weapon use is "impermissible" but oppose intervention in their ally Syria, the Kremlin said after the two held telephone talks.

"Both sides consider that the use of chemical weapons by anyone is impermissible. Considering the calls for outside military intervention in the Syrian conflict, they have also highlighted the need to seek ways to settle the conflict solely through political-diplomatic means," said a statement posted on the Kremlin website late on Wednesday.

Iran, the chief regional ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, has spoken out against Western military intervention in Syria after suspected chemical weapons attacks on the outskirts of Damascus last week.

Russia has supported the Damascus regime throughout the two-and-a-half-year conflict by vetoing UN Security Council resolutions aiming to increase pressure on Assad and is widely expected to do so again, fostering disappointment and bitterness in the US establishment for its refusal to co-operate. US President Barack Obama said that he had become convinced on Wednesday that Assad's regime used chemical weapons. However, the country's strategic experts have warned that an attack on the regime could invite retaliation from it and its allies in the form of terror attacks, cyber wars or use of force against the US's allies in the Middle East.

Meanwhile:-

Britain has been pushing for permanent members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution which would have authorised measures to protect civilians in Syria.

But Russia has refused to agree to the resolution and a diplomatic stalemate continues.

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Post time 2013-8-29 21:09:45 |Display all floors

Iran commander: U.S. strike on Syria would bring Israel's destruction

DUBAI | Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:29am EDT

(Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief said a U.S. military attack on Syria would lead to the "imminent destruction" of Israel and would prove a "second Vietnam" for America, according to an Iranian news agency.

Shi'ite Muslim Iran, an arch-enemy of Israel, is supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against mainly Sunni Muslim rebels trying to oust him in a two-and-a-half-year-old revolt.

Iran has blamed the rebels for a suspected chemical weapons on August 21 that killed hundreds of civilians. Opposition activists blame Assad's forces, Washington has agreed and President Barack Obama made the case for a limited military strike against Syria in response to the chemical attack.

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in an interview late on Wednesday with the Tasnim news agency that a U.S. strike on Syria would not help Israel.

"An attack on Syria will mean the imminent destruction of Israel," Jafari said, according to Tasnim.

The interview was widely picked up by Iranian media on Thursday. Tasnim, which launched in 2012, says on its website that it is devoted to "defending the Islamic Revolution against negative media propaganda".

Jafari, as quoted by Tasnim, also warned the United States that it risked embroilment in a costly and protracted struggle if it intervened in Syria.

"Syria will turn into a more dangerous and deadly battlefield than the Vietnam War, and in fact, Syria will become the second Vietnam for the United States," he said.

(Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Post time 2013-8-29 21:13:15 |Display all floors

Russia Sends Obama A Message & Sends Syria Their MOST ADVANCED Anti-Ship Missile System To Destroy US Ships

Sunday, August 25, 2013 17:51

Is Barack Obama in his completely insane move of attempting to start World War 3 TRYING to get America and our Navy destroyed? Russia has just sent their most advanced anti-ship missiles to Syria in a clear warning that any attack against Syria will not go unanswered.

The New York Times quotes unnamed US officials as saying the missiles could be used to counter any potential future foreign military intervention in Syria.

The P-800 Oniks Russian П-800 Оникс; English Onyx, also known in export markets as Yakhont, English ruby or sapphire, is a Russian/Soviet supersonic anti-ship cruise missile developed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a ramjet version of P-80 Zubr. Its GRAU designation is 3M55. Development reportedly started in 1983, and by 2001 allowed the launch of the missile from land, sea, air and submarine. The missile has the NATO reporting codename SS-N-26. It is reportedly a replacement for the P-270 Moskit, but possibly also for the P-700 Granit. The P-800 was reportedly used as the basis for the joint Russian-Indian supersonic missile the BrahMos.

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Post time 2013-8-29 22:07:13 |Display all floors

WAR  CRIMINALS

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Post time 2013-8-30 10:37:46 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2013-8-29 02:21
I don't believe that you meant to say, "please"...

Is that your way of saying, "I want to debate but I have no argument"?

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Post time 2013-8-30 16:28:52 |Display all floors

International BULLY at Syria's doorstep ......

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Post time 2013-8-30 17:24:10 |Display all floors

Syrian Rebels Were Caught Sneaking Sarin Gas Across the Border in May


This past may Turkish police caught US-backed Al -Qaeda Rebels attempting to sneak sarin gas into Syria.

By JG Vibes
Intellihub.com
August 29, 2013

The evidence continues to mount proving that the Syrian rebels are in fact the ones who are using chemical weapons.

At this point there are various pieces of evidence indicating that the Syrian rebels are responsible for the chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and not one piece of evidence linking the regime of Assad to the attacks.

While it is true that both sides of this conflict are brutal murderers, to accuse the regime in power of these crimes could be used to justify a full scale invasion of the country, making the predicament that much worse for the people who live there.

One piece of evidence yet to be discussed in the mainstream media is the fact that Syrian rebels were caught sneaking chemical weapons into the country this past may.

RT reported that “Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.”[1]

The report goes on to suggest that the bomb was intended to be set off in Turkey, but that wouldn’t make any sense looking at the context of the past few months.  It is obvious that they were staying near the border inside of Turkey, just about to make their way to the other side of the border with Syria.

Also as we reported earlier this week many details of last week’s chemical weapons attack remain a mystery, but there are a few very suspicious clues pointing to a false flag attack.

ANI and Yahoo News Reported that “The Obama administration gave green signal to a chemical weapons attack plan in Syria that could be blamed on President Bashar al Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country, leaked documents have shown. A new report, that contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence, showed a scheme ‘approved by Washington’.  As per the scheme ‘Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons,’”[2]

Adding to the evidence, on August 23, Russia Today published an article titled “Materials implicating Syrian govt in chemical attack prepared before incident – Russia.”

According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich:

We’re getting more new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature.”

“In particular, there are reports circulating on the Internet, in particular that the materials of the incident and accusations against government troops had been posted for several hours before the so-called attack. Thus, it was a pre-planned action.”[3]

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US checkered record on chemical weapons

The US charge against Syria is being driven by Damascus’ alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. While Washington is quick to intervene on moral grounds, its own checkered past regarding WMDs may put the world’s policeman under the spotlight.

“Nobody disputes – or hardly anybody disputes – that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in Syria against civilian populations,” US President Barack Obama told a briefing Wednesday. “We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed … chemical weapons of that sort.”

It is this charge, so far unsubstantiated by UN inspectors, that underpins Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria.

"If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, 'Stop doing this,' this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term," Obama said.

On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry was more emphatic in stressing the ethical basis for intervention.

“Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity.”

The obscenity of such attacks is a reality Kerry is all too familiar with, as the decorated war veteran served at a time when the US was engaged in a decade of chemical warfare in Vietnam.

From 1962 to 1971, the US military sprayed an estimated 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in a bid to deprive the Vietcong of food and cover.

The Vietnamese government estimates that 400,000 people were killed or maimed and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of the so-called 'rainbow herbicides.'

Christopher Busby, an expert on the health effects of ionizing radiation and Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, said it was important to make the distinction that defoliants such as Agent Orange are not anti-personnel weapons designed to kill or deform people, and are thus “not quite the same as using a nerve gas or something that is intended against personnel.”

“But nevertheless, it had a very serious effect, and they shouldn’t have used it because they must have known that it would have these side-effects,” Busby said. “At least, when they were using it they must have learned that there would be these side-effects, and they should have stopped using them at this or that point. But they didn’t.”

A similar legacy was left by the deployment of white phosphorous and depleted uranium following the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Busby said that while the genotoxic effects of white phosphorous were debatable, the deadliness of depleted uranium was beyond question.

“All of the genetic damage effects that we see in Iraq, in my opinion, were caused by… depleted uranium weapons. And also [non]-depleted uranium weapons of a new type. And these are really terrible weapons. These are weapons whic have absolutely destroyed the genetic integrity of the population of Iraq,” he said.

The people of Fallujah, where some of the most intense fighting during the Iraq war took place, have since suffered a veritable health crisis.

Four studies on the health crisis in the city were published in 2012. Busby, an author and co-author of two of them, described Fallujah as having "the highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied."

There is a case to be made that in terms of Agent Orange, White Phosphorous and depleted uranium, the often deadly consequences have been a side-effect rather than the goal of their deployment.

While Washington currently argues that the use of chemical weapons is a “red line” that requires a swift and immediate military response to deter future crimes against humanity, the US has a checkered record on the issue, said former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, citing the time when then-US ally Saddam Hussein deployed chemical weapons against Iran during the Iran-Iraq War – with US knowledge.

“We had the famous picture of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein,” McGovern told RT. “That happened the day after the first public announcement that the Iraqis had used mustard gas against the Iranians. So [turning a] blind eye, yeah, in spades.”

“The problem is that we knew what was going on, and there is a Geneva Convention against the use of chemical warfare. Our top leaders knew it," McGovern continued. “The question is: had they no conscience, had they no shame?”

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