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Britain, France, Germany and Israel Lie for Obama

 

Britain, France, Germany and Israel Lie for Obama

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama rages for more war. He intends more mass killing and destruction. Attacking Syria is virtually certain. It's just a matter of when. 

 

It's likely shortly after Congress reconvenes on September 9. So-called token strikes conceal planned shock and awe.

 

Who the Missiles Will Hurt

Believe it or not -- after John McCain played video games on his phone during a hearing on bombing Syria, and Eleanor Holmes Norton said she'd only vote to bomb Syria out of loyalty to Obama -- there are decent people in the United States government who mean well and take their responsibilities seriously.  One of them, who works on actual humanitarian aid (as opposed to humanitarian bombs) spoke to me.

He said that, beyond those who will inevitably be killed by U.S. missiles in Syria, and those who will die in the escalated violence that is very likely to follow, a great many additional people may suffer for reasons we aren't paying attention to.

"So far, most of the concerns raised in connection with the use of military force in Syria have focused on the risk that the U.S. might become further embroiled in this conflict, and that initially limited strikes could soon spiral out of control, lead to retaliatory attacks by the Asad regime, spread the conflict throughout the region, and inadvertently strengthen terrorist groups linked to al Qaeda.  However, there is an additional, more immediate hazard, which has been largely absent from the debate.

"We need to recall that our original rationale for concern about Syria was humanitarian in nature, based on the suffering of millions of Syrian civilians who became refugees or internally displaced within their own country.  The goal of providing medical assistance, shelter, and food to these innocent people is widely shared by the majority of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress.  To that end, the U.S. Government has provided over one billion dollars in humanitarian assistance for this crisis, and has been quite successful in providing aid to millions of civilians, both within Syria and to Syrian refugees in surrounding countries.  In contrast to our largely unsuccessful efforts to engineer a political transition, and to strengthen a disorganized and fragmented opposition which may or may not represent our interests, our humanitarian assistance has been our most effective and successful effort.

"Before we contemplate military strikes against the Syrian regime, we would do well to carefully consider what impact such strikes would have on our ongoing humanitarian programs, both those funded by the U.S. and by other countries and international organizations.  These programs currently reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people throughout Syria, in areas controlled both by the regime and the opposition.  We know from past military interventions, such as in Yugoslavia and Iraq, that airstrikes launched for humanitarian reasons often result in the unintended deaths of many civilians.  The destruction of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, which such airstrikes may entail, would significantly hamper the delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria.  

"The provision of this assistance in regime controlled areas requires the agreement, and in many cases the cooperation, of the Asad government.  Were the Asad regime, in response to U.S. military operations, to suspend this cooperation, and prohibit the UN and Nongovernmental Organizations from operating in territory under its control, hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians would be denied access to food, shelter, and medical care.  In such a scenario, we would be sacrificing programs of proven effectiveness in helping the people of Syria, in favor of ill considered actions that may or may not prevent the future use of chemical weapons, or otherwise contribute to U.S. objectives in any meaningful way."

In other words, the U.S. government is not just considering investing in missile strikes rather than diplomacy or actual aid, but in the process it could very well cut off what aid programs exist and have funding.  Humanitarian war grows more grotesque the more closely one examines it.

 
 

Syria News - Sep 4

 

POLL: U.S. public opposes Syria intervention, 56 percent are against while only 19 percent are for - Reuters


Top Republican, Democratic lawmakers back Obama on military strike against Syria - The Washington Post


Obama: Assad must be held to account - AFP


Remarks by the President Before Meeting with Members of Congress on the Situation in Syria - The White House


U.S. credibility on Iran at stake in Syria decision: Hagel says - Yahoo! News


Hagel: Hezbollah Could Acquire Syria's Chemical Weapons - TPM LiveWire


Military has Concerns about Syria Mission - KTXL FOX40


Dempsey: Obama’s Delay Impacts Syria Strike - The Daily Beast


Airpower Options for Syria: Assessing Objectives and Missions for Aerial Intervention - RAND

 

How the US may try to destroy Syria's chemical weapons - New Scientist

 

Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice' - RT News

 

Syria Is Said to Be Hiding Weapons, Moving Troops - ABC News

 

VIDEO: Russia Helps Syria Prepare For Possible US Attack - CNN

 

U.N. Chief Reaffirms Opposition to Strike on Syria without Security Council approval - NYTimes.com

 

MoveOn Calls On Members To Vote Whether To Support Syria Strike - TPM LiveWire

 

AIPAC Urges Congress To Approve Syria Strike - TPM LiveWire

 

Code Pink Interrupts Senate Syria Hearing - TPM LiveWire

 

Syria crisis: First CIA-trained 50 rebel unit about to join fighting against Assad regime, says Obama - The Independent

 

U.S. Still Hasn't Armed Syrian Rebels - WSJ.com

 

The Wall Street Journal’s Misleading Report on the “Moderate” Syrian Opposition - FrontPage Magazine

 

Foreign Support for Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham - JIHADOLOGY

 

VIDEO: CNN's Ivan Watson: FSA Fighters are Either Joining al-Qaeda or Hiding in Turkey - YouTube

 

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Kerry: Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt Assad Used Chemical Weapons, Not one rocket landed in regime-controlled territory - WPMT FOX43


German intelligence: Hezbollah Wiretaps Reveal Assad Ordered Sarin Attacks after 'Losing his Nerve' [VIDEO] - IBTimes UK


VIDEO: Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari calls any allegations of using chemical weapons “false and unfounded” - CNN.com Blogs


At UN, Syria's Ja'afari Blames Ghouta Chemical Weapons on Saudis, Asks of Khan Asal, Angela Kane Procedural - Inner City Press


Syrian opposition says Assad regime prepping chemical attacks - CBS News

 

Syria Defector 'Exposes Assad Chemical Attack' in Khan al-Assal, Aleppo - Sky News

 

How Intelligence Was Twisted to Support an Attack on Syria - truth-out.org

 

Point-By-Point Rebuttal of U.S. Case for War In Syria - The Daily Sheeple

 

Opinion: Time to show and tell the evidence on Syria chemical attack - The Washington Post

 

VIDEO: UN Briefing on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria - C-SPAN Video Library

 

VIDEO: Analyst: What if Assad didn't order this? What if this wasn't a Syrian troop chemical attack? What if this was perpetrated by al-Qaeda?" - MSNBC

 

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Source: Syrian Regime Held Talks With Kurdish Groups in Qamishli - Rudaw


No evidence of Kurdish massacre by Islamic-Jihadists in Syria: Fact-finding team - Rudaw

 

Syria Kurdish regions need autonomy: PYD official - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

Statement by the General Command of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) - ekurd

 

 

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The Obama Deception On Syria: Debunking the Lies, Hubris, and Myopia In The March To War

On August 31, with the nation eking out the final hours of summer, President Obama took to the podium and, shockingly, did not announce that he was going to continue in the trend of the Imperial Presidency, wherein the Executive branch, in the words of Chris Hedges, “abrogates to itself the right to declare war, which is, of course, traditionally the role of Congress.” Rather, while maintaining that he believes he has the right to act without congressional approval, Obama announced that he would allow Congress to have a voice. His speech was also a direct pitch to the American people to win support for military intervention in Syria.

Germ War: the US Record

By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

The United States, which has deployed its CBW arsenal against the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Haitian boat people and Canada, plus exposure of hundreds of thousands of unwitting US citizens to an astonishing array of germ agents and toxic chemicals, killing dozens of people.

The US experimentation with bio-weapons goes back to the distribution of cholera-infect blankets to American Indian tribes in the 1860s. In 1900, US Army doctors in the Philippines infected five prisoners with a variety of plague and 29 prisoners with Beriberi. At least four of the subjects died. In 1915, a doctor working with government grants exposed 12 prisoners in Mississippi to pellagra, an incapacitating disease that attacks the central nervous system.

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Potential Consequences – The Day Of

By Phyllis Bennis

Military strike would be illegal – UN Charter allows military force only if immediate self-defense (Art 51), not applicable, the US not attacked by Syria; or if Sec Coun agrees (Chapter VII, Art 42) – not going to happen – Russian veto, probably Chinese, maybe even Britain. Might not even get 9 positive votes. “kosovo precedent” still illegal – can’t use NATO, “coalition of willing,” etc to substitute for SecCoun permission.

Military strike would be immoral – Pentagon officials have confirmed what logic tells us all: every use of military force threatens civilian lives, specifically that cruise missiles not completely accurate. More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in this civil war so far. U.S. cruise missile strikes won’t protect any Syrian civilians from further threat. Low-ranking conscript troops and civilians almost certain to be injured or killed by cruise missile strikes. Reports out of Syria indicate military offices and troops being moved into populated areas – not a surprise given the nature of the Syrian regime. But the knowledge makes those contemplating military force even more culpable for “collateral” damage.

Congressional Progressive/Pentagon Caucus

Back in 2007, the Congressional Progressive Caucus helped organize 90 Congress members to commit to voting against war funding.  Most of them turned around and voted for war funding.  That was a high point for the CPC.  Since then, its commitments -- such as to vote against corporate healthcare -- have hardly been taken seriously, and so it's hardly been news when most members have gone back on their commitments.

The CPC has shifted in recent years away from pretending to take a stand on things, and instead toward issuing statements full of non-committal rhetoric.  That, too, is now a stage in the devolution of the CPC to which we can look back with nostalgia.

The CPC, on the question of a new war on Syria, is choosing to do nothing at all.  In fact, one of its two co-chairs is actively promoting war.  Compare this whip list with this list of CPC members.  You'll notice that virtually no members of the House of Representatives have taken any position on whether or not to attack Syria.  That includes most of those who claimed they wanted the president to allow a vote, as the Constitution requires.  The same is true for the CPC: virtually nobody has a position.

Those firmly committed to attacking Syria, in the House, include four Republicans, five non-CPC Democrats, and CPC Co-Chair Keith Ellison.  Those firmly committed against this madness include 10 Republicans, three non-CPC Democrats, and four CPC Democrats. 

Ellison was first elected as an opponent of war and an advocate for impeaching George W. Bush for the crime of war, but reversed his positions immediately upon election.  He just recently responded to pressure from Veterans For Peace in Minnesota and introduced into the Congressional Record acknowledgment that the Kellogg-Briand Pact bans all war.  He then turned around and threw his support in behind the next war.

The other co-chair of the CPC, Raul Grijalva, is listed as "leaning nay," along with nine other Democrats (two of them in the CPC) and 15 Republicans.  We've learned, however, what solid commitment means to these weasels, so you can imagine what "leaning" signifies.

The CPC has no requirements for membership.  A member need not hold any progressive positions.  There are no required actions.  A member need not oppose even the worst atrocities our government inflicts on us or the world.  The CPC doesn't fund its members' elections in this corrupt buyer-takes-all system.  A CPC member is exactly as dependent as any other Congress member on the bosses of a party, for funding, for committee positions, and for pork in a district.  The CPC offers no serious megaphone for progressive views, leaving members as susceptible to the manufactured militarism of the corporate media as anyone else.

Perhaps, at long last, it's time for Congress members Grayson, Nolan, McDermott, and Rangel to establish a Congressional Peace Caucus, which would differ from the Congressional Progressive/Pentagon Caucus.  Congressman Grayson has pointed out that the Chemical Weapons Convention requires criminal prosecution for its violation -- not the bombing of a country, which is itself, of course, a crime.  That ought to be a simple enough position for any elected official in favor of the rule of law to grasp.  If drones get to have their own caucus, why doesn't the rule of law get one?  This is, after all, the legislative branch of government.

Nearly a century ago, if a woman wanted to join the Women's Peace Union, she had to sign a pledge, including this:

"We affirm it is our intention never to aid in or sanction war, offensive or defensive, international or civil, in any way, whether by making or handling munitions, subscribing to war loans, using our labor for the purpose of setting others free for war service, helping by money or work any organization which supports or condones war."

A Congressional Peace Caucus, were there such a thing, might use a pledge like this:

"We affirm it is our intention never to aid in or sanction war, offensive or defensive, international or civil, in any way, but to actively oppose all war, and to seek to deny all funding for war or war preparations, and to treat the waging of war in violation of treaties to which the United States is party as an impeachable offense."

If someone joined that caucus, even if it were just one person, I would begin to see the value in elections and caucuses that others manage to discern through the mists of pretense and sycophancy that currently enshroud Capitol Hill.

Talk Nation Radio: Patrick Cockburn: Missiles Won't Make Peace in Syria

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Patrick Cockburn is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent since 1979 for the Financial Times and, presently, The Independent. He won the Martha Gellhorn Prize in 2005, the James Cameron Prize in 2006, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2009. His articles are at http://www.independent.co.uk/biography/patrick-cockburn

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Of Principalities and Powers ~ “Doesn’t the Pope Realize It’s Football Season?”

  “A person could perish of entertainment....”     - Garrison Keillor

 

“Did you see that the Pope has called for people around the world to get together for a day of prayer and fasting this Saturday?” asked my neighbor Harmon, looking up from his newspaper.

 

Why Was Syria Attacked?

 

Why Was Syria Attacked?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On April 6, 2009, Seymour Hersh headlined "Syria Calling," saying:

 

When Israel's December 2008/January 2009 Cast Lead war on Gaza ended, so did "promising peace talks between Israel and Syria."

 

Obama's War on Syria Imminent

 

Obama's War on Syria Imminent

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He decided to attack. He'll do so whether on not Congress approves. He'll ignore international law. He believes he has a divine right to do what he wants.

 

He's an out-of-control rogue menace. He's a war criminal multiple times over. He's waging war on humanity. He's doing so based on lies. He wants another imperial trophy.

 

Return of the Warrior King

By John Bonifaz

While President Obama's decision to seek congressional approval for military action in Syria is significant (and a victory for democracy), it is important to know what the White House has actually proposed that Congress pass. The proposed AUMF ("Authorization to Use Military Force") states:

"The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in connection with the use of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in the conflict in Syria..."

Syria News - Sep 3

 

French intel says "massive use" of chemical weapons by Syria regime - AFP


Declassified French intelligence report on the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons (en Français) - gouvernement.fr


British intelligence intercepted radio messages: Senior Syrian military chiefs tell captain to fire chemicals or be shot - Daily Express


Israeli Report: Syrians used chemical weapons repeatedly against rebels - Haaretz


Kerry cites proof of sarin gas attack in building case against Syria - Fox News


Senator Harkin on Classified Syria Briefing: 'Frankly Raised More Questions Than It Answered' - The Weekly Standard


To some, US case for Syrian gas attack and need for strike has too many holes - KansasCity.com


Lavrov says information provided to Russia by the US 'inconclusive', Evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria should not be kept secret (VIDEO) - RT


Russia to send delegation to US Congress for Syria talks - AFP

 

Russia sends intelligence ship to Syria coast - AFP

 

Bashar al-Assad interview: 'Show me the proof of regime chemical attack' - Telegraph

 

Assad Interview (Full Text) - lefigaro.fr

 

Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda' - BBC News

 

NATO head "personally convinced" Assad used chemical arms - AFP

 

Arab League: military action "is out of the question" unless United Nations gives green light - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

 

Syria: UN samples collected at site of alleged chemical weapons use to reach labs "within hours" - United Nations News Centre

 

Dubious Intelligence of Syrian intercepted phone calls: How Israel is driving the US to war in Syria - Mondoweiss

 

Syria Poison Gas Story Planted By Mossad in Western Media - Teknosis

 

How can the British intelligence listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus have missed the intercepted call if Mossad got it? - Craig Murray

 

Media Claim Sarin Usage While "Signature Evidence" Is Not Viable - M of A

 

Talk:Alleged Chemical Attack, August 21, 2013 - A Closer Look On Syria - closerlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com

 

Churkin, presented to the UNSC satellite images of two rockets allegedly carrying toxic chemicals fired from Douma controlled by the Syrian "rebels" - facebook.com/pepe.escobar

 

VIDEO: Nighttime launch of rebel rockets allegedly carrying chemicals from Qaboun to East Ghouta. Uploaded on August 22 - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Syrian Activist: Satellite imagery proves Syrian chemical weapons attack staged by rebels - YouTube

 

Everything the Media is Missing on Syria - freerepublic.com

 

Yes, the Syrian Rebels DO Have Access to Chemical Weapons - Alex Jones' Infowars

 

Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack - mintpressnews.com

 

Chemical Weapons Specialists On Claims Linking Rebels To Chemical Attacks in Damascus - Brown Moses Blog

 

A Detailed Summary Of The Evidence On Munitions Linked To The August 21st Attacks (VIDEO) - Brown Moses Blog

 

Syrian Electronic Army Cyber Attacks Continue With US Marines Hack - IBTimes UK

 

VIDEO: Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Marines Web site - Video on NBCNews.com

 

More and More Journalists Are Being Kidnapped in Syria - VICE United States

 

 

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US embassy: protest against intervention in Syria


 


1) US embassy: protest against intervention in Syria




Public opinion and the anti-war movement stopped UK military intervention in Syria. Now we have to stop Obama. Join us at the US Embassy.
 

Tuesday 3 September, 5.30 - 7pm
US embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

9th September - Day of Action: Next Monday we will hold a second protest at the US embassy as the US Congress debates intervention in Syria. More details soon.

Read more


2) Parliamentary briefing: The Case Against Intervention in Syria
Hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP
with Diane Abbot MP

Stop the War Coalition is supporting a parliamentary briefing organised by the office of Jeremy Corbyn MP to discuss intervention in Syria. An invitation has been sent to all MPs.

The briefing is open to the public. We recommend you arrive shortly before half six as there is a short security check at the main entrance. Just tell the security staff which room you are going to and they will let you in.
 

Wednesday 4 September 6.30pm - 8pm,
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, SW1A 2LW

 


Obama's War on Syria: Dissent in the Ranks

 

Obama's War on Syria: Dissent in the Ranks

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On September 2, London's Daily Mail headlined " 'I didn't join the Navy to fight for al Qaeda in a Syrian civil war': Picture of serviceman goes viral... but is it real?"

 

Obama’s and Kerry’s Big Lie: White House Document “Proving” Syria’s Guilt Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

By Dave Lindorff

 

The document released on the White House web site to “prove” to the American people that the Syrian government had used poison gas -- allegedly the neurotoxin Sarin -- to kill hundreds of civilians, is so flawed and lacking in real proof that if it were being used to make a case against a terrorist group it would be too weak to justify an indictment.


Caveman Credibility and its Costs

Sending a bunch of $3 million missiles into Syria to blow stuff up will kill a great many men, women, and children directly.  It will also kill a great many people indirectly, as violence escalates in response -- an established pattern recognized even by the war-promoting Washington Post.

Obama Intends Lawless Aggression on Syria

 

Obama Intends Lawless Aggression on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On Saturday, he replicated John Kerry's Colin Powell moment. He lied like he always does. 

 

His war plans were delayed. They're not deterred. They're not halted. Obama plans aggressive war on Syria. He does so with or without Security Council and/or congressional approval.

 

Obama's weak case for Syria attack

doubtThe intelligence assessment sent to Congress by President Obama supports the president's request that Congress authorize military action against Syria.  The assessment consists of a series of assertions about evidence available without any display of that evidence.  The materials are "classified," according to the document.  That means we won't see the evidence.  It also means that Congress can't investigate or debate the quality and reliability of the evidence in public since that would reveal classified information.

Since the chemical incident on August 21, the White House has argued with increasing confidence that the Syrian government was responsible for initiating the attack.

Along with the request, the White House included a document describing the evidence used by the President to reach his conclusion on responsibility for the attack.  The document is titled, U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s  Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013This document is the foundation for the president's plan to attack Syria.  As such, it is worth a serious look.

US State Terror Targets Syria

 

US State Terror Targets Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Sunday was John Kerry's third Colin Powell moment. Lies beget more of them. Kerry's a serial liar. He's a malicious one.

 

He appeared on five Sunday talk shows. He wrongfully blamed Assad for August 21's Ghouta attack. He said Syria used sarin nerve gas.

 

Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz -- and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress

By Norman Solomon

Grassroots pressure has forced President Obama to seek approval from Congress for an attack on Syria. But Obama is hell-bent on ordering a missile assault on that country, and he has two very important aces in the hole.

The administration is about to launch a ferocious propaganda blitz that will engulf a wide range of U.S. media. And as a fallback, the president is reserving the option of attacking Syria no matter what Congress does.

Obama Proposes to Bomb Syria While "Supporting" a Peace Process

Obama to Congress:

 

Whereas, on August 21, 2013, the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, killing more than 1,000 innocent Syrians;

Whereas these flagrant actions were in violation of international norms and the laws of war;

Whereas the United States and 188 other countries comprising 98 percent of the world's population are parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which prohibits the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons;

Whereas, in the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Congress found that Syria's acquisition of weapons of mass destruction threatens the security of the Middle East and the national security interests of the United States;

Whereas the United Nations Security Council, in Resolution 1540 (2004), affirmed that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons constitutes a threat to international peace and security;

Whereas, the objective of the United States' use of military force in connection with this authorization should be to deter, disrupt, prevent, and degrade the potential for, future uses of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction;

Whereas, the conflict in Syria will only be resolved through a negotiated political settlement, and Congress calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to participate urgently and constructively in the Geneva process; and

Whereas, unified action by the legislative and executive branches will send a clear signal of American resolve.

SEC. ___ AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

(a) Authorization. -- The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in connection with the use of chemical weapons or other weapons of mass destruction in the conflict in Syria in order to --

(1) prevent or deter the use or proliferation (including the transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non-state actors), within, to or from Syria, of any weapons of mass destruction, including chemical or biological weapons or components of or materials used in such weapons; or

(2) protect the United States and its allies and partners against the threat posed by such weapons.

(b) War Powers Resolution Requirements. --

(1) Specific Statutory Authorization. -- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.

(2) Applicability of other requirements. -- Nothing in this joint resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.

Bipartisan call to President Obama and House Leadership

News from the Office of

Minnesota’s Eighth District Congressman Rick Nolan

 

Bipartisan call to President Obama and House Leadership

 

Lies Damn Lies and John Kerry Lies

 

Lies, Damn Lies and John Kerry Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Once wasn't enough for Kerry. He came. He saw. He lied. He did  twice. Friday was his second Colin Powell moment. It's prelude to lawless aggression.

 

Lies assure more lies. They used to launch wars. All wars are based on lies. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Truth is the ally of peace. It's the enemy of war. 

 

Putin Speaks Out on Syria

 

Putin Speaks Out on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Russia emphatically opposes war on Syria. Throughout months of conflict, it's gone all out to prevent further escalation.

 

With China, it vetoed three Security Council resolutions to do so. Putin and Obama represent opposing doctrines.

 

Public opposition halts march to war: Obama Backs Down, Seeks Congressional Okay for Syria Attack

By Dave Lindorff


The forces arrayed in Washington propelling the nation into a war against Syria, including the Pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, the cabal of neo-conservative pundits and “think” tanks, whose ranks include President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, the arms industry, the oil industry and other groups, are very powerful, and it may well be that eventually sheer momentum will lead to a US bombing attack on Syria. But for the moment, a grass-roots anti-war campaign has triumphed. 


Syria's NCB: "The Americans Have Cheated."

 

Haytham Manna is the Paris-based foreign spokesman for the National Coordinating Body for Democratic Change in Syria.  The NCB was formed in June 2011 by 15 opposition groups and several independent figures who were leading anti-government protests in Syria. They have consistently agreed on three basic principles: non-violence, non-sectarianism and opposition to foreign intervention.

 

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