voiceofrussia.com – Obama has not made decision, considers ‘limited’ military action against Syria
President Barack Obama said Friday that he has not yet decided what action, if any, will be taken by the United States military against the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
Following a Friday afternoon press conference in which Secretary of State John Kerry said Pres. Assad’s regime used chemical gas last week to kill more than 1,000 Syrian civilians, Obama said he has yet to decide how the US will respond.
rt.com – US intel report stops short of confirming Assad is responsible for chemical attack
In a statement released in tandem with Kerry’s remarks from the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC Friday afternoon, the US government says they assess “with high confidence” that the government of Pres. Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.
Hur gick det med det uppdrag de åkte till Syrien för, att undersöka de bevis Ryssland sa sig ha angående en attack med kemiska vapen i mars i år, att ”rebellerna” låg bakom den? Och hur opartisk kan deras undersökning av den här nya vara då de har varit i händerna på ”rebellerna” hela tiden eftersom de kontrollerar dessa områden?
voiceofrussia.com – UN chemical experts work in Syria finished – spokesman
”They are now packing up, they will be leaving Damascus and leaving Syria tomorrow.”
Thierry Meyssan – Are Westerners Ready to Bomb Syria?
Pretending to believe in a chemical attack by the Syrian government against its own people, Washington, London and Paris are beating the drums of war. Should we take these threats seriously coming from states having announced as imminent the fall of Syria for more than two years? Although one should not exclude this option, Thierry Meyssan thinks it is less likely that an intervention organized by Saudi Arabia. Western agitation would rather aim to test the responses of Russia and Iran.
If the use of chemical weapons on the outskirts of Damascus, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 is likely, the Security Council of the United Nations has not concluded that it was the work of the Syrian government. At an emergency meeting held at the request of the West, the ambassadors were surprised to see their Russian colleague present satellite photos showing the firing of two rounds at 1:35 am from the rebel zone Duma in rebel areas affected by gas (at Jobar and between Arbin and Zamalka ) at times coinciding with the related disorders.
Scott Creighton – “When Chemical Weapons Attack!” Videos All Came from Same Source – It’s a Wag the Dog World and We Just Live in it
On a side note, all those videos were apparently produced by the same source, a woman named Razan Zaitouneh with the Violations Documentation Center, who is a long standing regime change “activist” in Syria who has been trying to create traction for a NATO “humanitarian bombing” campaign since early 2011
Syria: Proxies, Pipelines and People, Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria.
Patrik Paulov, 28 aug – Varning besannas?
Anklagelser om att regeringen Assad beordrat armén att använda kemiska vapen har förekommit från och till sedan förra året. Det pågående drevet var inte oväntat.
CrossTalk: Syrian Sequel (Pepe Escobar vs. Stephen Schlesinger)
slut på uppdateringen ____________________
Redan i onsdags kom tecken på en omsvängning i medierna, med kommentarer som uttryckte tveksamhet till ett direkt militärt ingripande. Min gissning är att något bakom kullisserna har hänt som gjort att medierna givits direktiv att ändra i manuskriptet och parlamentet i England tilläts rösta mot deltagande i en attack. Vad skulle det kunna vara? Klara besked från Ryssland och/eller Kina om vad följderna skulle bli (exempel på indikation: ”Global Times, som står nära det styrande kommunistpartiet, hävdar att Washington saknar ett tydligt politiskt mål i Syrien. Tidningen tillägger att om USA-ledda flyganfall sker så blir det nödvändigt för Ryssland och Iran att överväga direkt militär hjälp åt Syriens regim ”)? Eller besked från högsta militärledningen i USA att om order för attack mot Syrien ges, kommer en militärkupp att äga rum i USA?
nyhetsbanken.se – London säger nej till krig
Labourledaren Ed Miliband sade brittiska militära insatser nu är ”borta från dagordningen” och sade att parlamentet hade reagerat mot David Camerons ” nonchalant och hänsynslösa” ledarskap .
I debatten medgav Cameron att det inte finns ”tillstymmelse till underrättelser” som gjorde det 100 procent säkert att Bashar al Assad-regimen låg bakom illdådet.
Situationen just nu är mycket besvärlig för krigsanstiftarna. Varken i USA eller något annat västland finns någon entusiasm för att gå i krig.
Naturligtvis finns det tusentals journalister av typ Peter Wolodarski som alldeles för tidigt applåderat Obamas beslut att gå i krig, faktiskt innan han fattat det slutgiltigt.
Så sent som idag skriver Dagens Nyheter på ledarplats att det är rätt att kringgå FN i den här frågan. Dessa journalister har mindre samvetsbetänkligheter än ledarna för världens mest hänsynslösa stormakter.
War Imminent? US ready to decide on Syria strike ‘on its own’
Väldigt mycket handlar om Saudiarabiens roll i Syrien i dagens artiklar.
Detta är väl det närmaste man sett något som kan kallas bevis för vem som utförde gas-attacken förra veckan.
Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh – Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit.
from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.
Patrick Henningsen – Saudi Prince Bandar’s second attempt at bribing Russia to drop support of Syria
Just as with Iraq before it, this one has been engineered and financed at the highest levels, and it certainly has nothing to do with the ‘horror of chemical weapons’, or a humanitarian intervention. It has everything to do with threats, bribes and backhanders used to nail down the future gas supplies to Europe and the global oil markets – and of course, it’s also about the dollar.
Will it be propped up, or will it be allowed to drop to its true value?
We can’t answer that question yet (who can?), but we are pretty well sure that arms sales reps Barack Obama and David Cameron, along with their trusty sidekicks, John Kerry, John McCain and William Hague – are blowing pure smoke to a mostly naive public regarding Assad and Syria.
Alexander Mezyaev – War as Way to Cover Evidence that West Used Chemical Weapons
The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs said, ”We have a naturally arising question: why our Western partners, who are now so worried about the risk of disappearance of the clues, were not at all worried about the preservation of material evidence, when they blocked the sending of UN experts to investigate the cases of use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Asal on the 19 March”.
I believe there is nothing to be surprised about. There was a certain method the West used to hamper the investigating of the March events, now it is resorting to other ways for the very same purpose. This extraordinary impulsivity to launch a military operation means only one thing: the West is trying to conceal the evidence of its own participation in the use of chemical weapons in Syria…
Martin Boland – Chemical weapons in Syria: who, what, where, when, why?
voiceofrussia.com – The West will benefit from WWIII – David Shayler
The whistleblower who outed an MI6 plan to assassinate late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spoke to the Voice of Russia about what is going on behind the scenes in Syria. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would never use chemical weapons as he knows the whole world is watching and he is winning the war. Former MI5 officer Michael Shayler also said the British foreign intelligence service MI6, is a law to itself and does not have to be held accountable to the British people. This is part 2 of a larger interview.
Robles: In your opinion what is the real goal in Syria, is it resources, or …?
Shayler: Well, I think it is a part of this wider agenda, in terms of creating a Third World War, and obviously there are reasons about it, it’s all part of the control mechanism, they can take control, even the way in which the society can handle it, taking even more rights away. They realize, I say, their whole system is teetering at the moment, many people have woken up, and so on …
If they can create the Third World War, then put all those people in prison camps, then they won’t be there to influence other people again, basically, and that I think is part of their agenda.
voiceofrussia.com – Attack on Syria is an attack against Russia – Libyan military official
In an interview with the Voice of Russia, a high-level anonymous official with direct working knowledge of the United States missile defense system stated that the system allows 30-40 percent of all missiles to get through and is highly ineffective against small missiles.
The official then stated that there were rumors in the Libyan Defense Ministry that it was actually Bandar who delivered the chemical weapons from Israel to the Syrian insurgents and that it was Israel who was pushing the United States for a military attack on Syria.
voiceofrussia.com – ‘US, NATO, hands off Syria’ – hundreds of New Yorkers during massive protest against US strike on Syria
voiceofrussia.com – Carla del Ponte to travel to Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapons strikes
Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN special commission on human rights violations and war crimes in Syria, is planning to travel to Damascus next week to investigate the alleged chemical weapons attacks, the RIA Novosti news agency reports, citing a well-informed diplomatic source.
William Bowles – Commit a War Crime to Cover Up a War Crime? Phoney Syria Poison Gas Story Planted By Mossad in the Western Media
Then there was the panic on Saturday 24 August by the USUK to try and get the UN inspection team’s visit to Syria, cancelled. Now what was that all about? The USUK backed it up with talk about it ‘being too late’ and that the Assad regime had ‘cleaned up’ (this in an area then not controlled by the Syrian government). Too late to find out if hundreds of people had been gassed?
And what of the UN mandate that forbade the inspection team from apportioning blame, should it be able to do that? Everything looks set to fail except the option to bomb.
Phil Greaves – Syria: Obama’s Pretext for War? The “Rebels” are in Possession of Chemical Weapons
The clearest signal of this intention came when several members of the Obama administration intentionally misled reporters and stated several times that the Syrian government blocked an immediate investigation into the recent alleged CW attack in Ghouta. This was a blatant lie and the US knew it; it was in fact the UN that held up the investigation through fear for their own safety in a what was a contested area. The Syrian government gave its immediate blessing for an investigation and escorted the UN team to the site for a short time; at which point it was fired upon by unknown snipers and retreated to the safety of an army checkpoint. Another clear indicator of Obama’s aggressive intention is the blatant double-standard being applied; the UN team is inside Syria to specifically investigate alleged CW attacks that occurred 5 months ago, and presumably the US would have accepted its findings.
Michel Chossudovsky – Dangerous Crossroads. A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario?
globalresearch.ca – Don’t Attack Syria: The United States Is In No Position To Claim Moral Authority
U.S. and British Intelligence Officials Admit they Don’t Know Whether the Syrian Government Or Rebels Used Chemical Weapons
US-NATO Campaign to Justify Syria War Disintegrates as Attack Looms
Några bra inlägg att ta del av om man vill försöka förstå de djupare mekanismerna bakom världshändelserna – Destabilisering och krig för att försvara en döende dollar – Rök och speglar 2. 013 – Outside the box