The Lie of 'Limited' War Against Syria

By Shamus Cooke

The rats are jumping ship. Obama s strongest allies can t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36039.htm



Chemical Hallucinations

By William Bowles

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust [our own] government statements.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36037.htm



America Totally Discredited

Paul Craig Roberts

If Obama goes it alone, he will be harassed for the rest of his life as a war criminal who dares not leave the US.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36036.htm



Cruise Missile Law Enforcement

By David Swanson

Of course, dropping missiles on people is a serious crime, just as kicking in your door at night with guns blazing is normally against the law. But if a policeman, global or normal, does it, well, then it s law enforcement, not law breaking.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36041.htm



Who Blocked Syrian Peace Talks?

By Robert Parry

Painful experiences of recent years should have taught the American people the danger that comes when the government and the mainstream press adopt a pleasing but false narrative, altering the facts to support a 'good guy v. bad guy' scenario.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36034.htm



Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

By Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh

Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36032.htm



The Vassal s Revolt

By Tariq Ali

Rejoice. Rejoice: For the first time in fifty years, the House of Commons has voted against participating in an imperial war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36033.htm



A Call to Resist

By George Capaccio

What is the difference between a Syrian father cradling the lifeless body of his son, a victim of some dreadful neurotoxin, and a mother in Iraq delivering a horribly deformed baby?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36038.htm



NO U.S. WAR ON SYRIA!

TAKE ACTION NOW

Click here for list of actions around the country to oppose war with Syria.
http://is.gd/Blw2R4



U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched

American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria.

http://is.gd/8VGQPZ



Washington s threats to attack Syria unacceptable: Russia

Washington s statements threatening to use military force against Syria unilaterally are unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.

http://is.gd/rVqGOP



Pentagon Can t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds

The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides.

http://is.gd/OxEce0



More than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote

House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House demanding a congressional role before military action takes place.

http://is.gd/g8gEmQ



U.S. military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a U.S. strike on Syria

Marine Lt. Col. Gordon Miller, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, warned this week of 'potentially devastating consequences, including a fresh round of chemical weapons attacks and a military response by Israel.'

http://is.gd/V39uSy



Syria: John Kerry slaps Britain in face as he calls France 'oldest allies'

John Kerry delivers diplomatic slap in the face to Britain, failing to mention them among list of supporters and referring to France as 'oldest allies'.

http://is.gd/OHiH2D



Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria

Not since the 1983 invasion of Grenada has the US been so alone in pursuing major lethal military action.

http://is.gd/rvNR5Z



Peter King Says Obama Is 'Abdicating His Responsibility' on Syria

Rep. Peter T. King accused President Barack Obama of "undermining the authority of future presidents" to engage in military action in a scathing statement issued following Obama s Rose Garden speech Saturday.

http://is.gd/5V97W2



Saudis Fund New Rebel Force to Fight Own War on Assad

By UPI

Riyadh is forging a new alliance of Islamist rebels in Syria under a pro-Saudi warlord to supersede the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36471.htm


From Information Clearing House

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As Kerry Makes Obama s Flimsy Case for War, Where Is Congress?
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/30-1

Will Obama Go Alone?
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/30

Fool Me Twice, Shame on US
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/08/30-0

Iran, Not Syria, Is the West s Real Target
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/30-3

While Cameron Defers to Parliament, Obama Locks into Warfare State of Mind
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/30

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The return of the dodgy dossier

Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

08/30/13

The UK government has released a dossier on the Houta incident which is remarkably free of science and big on supposition. We are told the Assad regime has engaged in chemical warfare on at least 14 previous occasions, and yet none of these are named and no evidence is cited. This Dodgy Dossier II avers that it s impossible for the rebels to have had anything to do with it in spite of the fact that they have conquered large portions of Syria and we don t know where the chemicals are stored...

http://tinyurl.com/q7x9dyg



John Kerry s tender sensibilities

Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson

08/29/13

The overall American policy arc in Iraq from the ?80s on seems to be: 1) Help Saddam to make war on his neighbors; 2) help Saddam use weapons of mass destruction against his neighbors; 3) encourage Saddam to invade Kuwait; 4) bomb the hell out of Saddam in 1991 for invading Kuwait and making war against his neighbors; 5) bomb the hell out of Saddam in 2003 for possibly still having weapons of mass destruction. In short, the United States simply does not give a rip about Saddam, Assad, or anyone else using chemical weapons or committing war crimes of any kind. The US routinely supports regimes that engage in war crimes, and then publicly condemns them for war crimes only when they stop taking orders from Washington or otherwise become a liability...

http://c4ss.org/content/21078



The bellicose Obama regime

CounterPunch
by John Grant

08/29/13

'We can t do a third war in 12 years!' This exasperated response was not from a lefty peace activist ready to do civil disobedience; it was from Colonel David Hunt on the Bill O?Reilly Show...Hunt was joined on the O?Reilly Show by the usually bloodthirsty right-wing militarist Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters. He agreed with Hunt that an attack on Syria was a terrible idea. 'In Syria now our enemies are killing each other,' he said. 'We should let them continue'...

http://tinyurl.com/qjg77m7



The president and the power to declare war

Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin

08/28/13

As they did in with the US war against Libya, those violating these strict constitutional limitations will likely refer to an attack on Syria as something other than 'war.' But, changing the words they use to describe their actions doesn t change the constitutional ramifications. Under the Constitution, a war is a war whether you call it a war or something else...

http://tinyurl.com/o6xllt3



Will Boehner stop our rogue president?

The American Conservative
by Patrick J. Buchanan

08/30/13

The next 72 hours will be decisive in the career of the speaker of the House. The alternatives he faces are these: John Boehner can, after 'consultation,' give his blessing to Barack Obama s decision to launch a war on Syria, a nation that has neither attacked nor threatened us. Or Boehner can instruct Obama that, under our Constitution, in the absence of an attack on the United States, Congress alone has the authority to decide whether the United States goes to war...

http://tinyurl.com/q3tguxw


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Remember US War Crimes
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/eric-margolis/remember-us-war-crimes/

Government Killing of Civilians by Gas
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/mike-holmes/the-us-uses-gas-to-kill-civilians/

Brzezinski: ?Global Political Awakening? Making Syrian War Difficult
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/08/mikael-thalen/brzezinski-global-political-awakening-making-war-difficult/

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Eleven Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria

Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine: Sarah van Gelder gives eleven insightful reasons why an attack on Syria would be catastrophic for Americans and Syrians alike.

http://truth-out.org/news/item/18514-eleven-reasons-why-we-should-not-attack-syria

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Kerry cites proof of sarin in Syria but ignores evidence pointing to Saudi-supported rebels
http://ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/11635/



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