18 jun

Russia wasn’t isolated at G8, not all agree Assad used chemical weapons

Putin: Arming Syria militants could one day end up in Europe

english.ruvr.ru – Russia, U.S. have forged broader common ground on Syria – Ryabkov

Moscow and Washington are drawing nearer in their approaches to the Syrian settlement, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. ”First of all, one must state that common ground is growing between Russia and the United States on Syria,” Ryabkov said. Voice of Russia correspondent at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, reported.
Disagreements persist on the Syrian problem, but chances for holding a conference in Geneva have grown, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. ”In the Russian side’s opinion, chances for an early convocation of the conference – without specifying the date – have grown,” he said.

english.ruvr.ru – Statements on Assad’s future in final communique would be unacceptable for Russia – Ryabkov

Statements on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s future in the G8’s final communique would upset the political balance being formed for the Syrian settlement, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Voice of Russia correspondent in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, reported.
”This would be unacceptable for the Russian side. Moreover, this would-be absolutely wrong, and in our opinion, fully upset the political balance being formed with such difficulty in the interests of maintaining a reasonable process,” Ryabkov said in Lough Erne.

Russia Today – Russia promises to veto no-fly zone in Syria

Jag fastnade särskilt för en kommentar till den här artikeln på Russia Today – Moscow tut-tuts arms supplies to Syrian ‘liberated areas’ citing Hatla massacre

America has lost the propaganda war and now resorts to thinly veiled lies that everyone can see through. They lost the propaganda war simply because, unlike in 1991 where they practically dictated the information available to to the international public, they no longer control information and people all over the world now call them out on their propaganda. More damaging is the fact that America’s Middle Eastern ”allies” who are involved in these attack on Syria are some of the least democratic states on the planet so, the arguement for ”freedom” and ”democracy” ; doesn’t wash.

Doug Bandow – The Biggest Fool of All

Despite his evident reluctance to take America into the Syrian civil war, President Barack Obama appears to be traveling down that road step-by-step. He has decided the U.S. will provide weapons to the insurgents. If that action fails to transform the conflict, he will face increasing pressure for Washington to do more. And if he does, he risks involving the country in another senseless conflict — and ruining his presidency in the process.
It may be pure coincidence, but the president acted only after Bill Clinton warned that the current occupant of the Oval Office could end up looking like a “total wuss” and being “lame” if he did not intervene in the Syrian killfest.

It’s bad enough if President Obama made his decision because he genuinely believes that the U.S. needs to fight another war in another Muslim nation. It’s far worse if the president acted to ensure that he doesn’t look like a wuss and a fool. For there’s no bigger wuss and fool than someone who allows Bill Clinton to manipulate him into going to war.
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