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Washington floats chemical weapons charge as pretext for Syria buildup

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Tuesday December 04, 2012 22:26author by Elric Report this post to the editors

Once again the Imperialists are using chemical weapons as a pretext to plan an attack on Syria. Patriot missiles are being moved to Turkeys border with Syria and these weapons require US personnel. Full text at link.

The Obama administration and the corporate media have cited unspecified “intelligence” about the movement of chemical weapons to issue new threats of direct intervention in Syria, where Washington and its allies have been backing so-called “rebels” in a bid to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both made public statements Monday alleging a danger of Syria using chemical weapons and threatening US retaliation.

Appearing before a military audience at the National Defense University in Fort McNair, Obama declared, “I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad and anyone who is under his command… If you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable.”
“This is a red line for the United States,” Clinton said earlier in the day after a meeting in Prague with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

Related Link: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/dec2012/syri-d04.shtml
author by Elricpublication date Sat Dec 08, 2012 19:46Report this post to the editors

Full text at link.

In the last two days the media in every nook and cranny of the planet has been abuzz with “news” about the Syrian military loading “precursor chemicals for the deadly sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs” and “awaiting final orders from President Bashar al-Assad” before using these “chemical weapons.” NBC and CNN in the US, among thousands of media channels all over the world, have been spreading this “information” attributed mainly to US officials.

Neither USofficials nor the media has offered an iota of evidence to support their reckless allegations. Are there eye-witness accounts of the Syrian military making these preparations? Is there documentary proof? Has any military analyst of repute from even those countries allied to the US come out in the open to endorse these baseless statements?

Related Link: http://www.countercurrents.org/muzaffar081212.htm
author by fredpublication date Sat Dec 08, 2012 20:32Report this post to the editors

RT has this video about "rebels" testing chemical weapons.
I guess thats ok because it's not Assad's men though!

author by Elricpublication date Sun Dec 09, 2012 20:44Report this post to the editors

Ismail Salami ponders the latest Imperialist manoeuvre's. Full text at link.

As part of the sinister plan for Syria at work, French military agents have recently held face-to-face meetings with the foreign-backed militants inside the country in a bid to “assess the situation on the ground.” A report carried by French paper Le Figaro on Friday indicates that “Their main task was to know who controls the battlegrounds around Damascus.” It seems that a West-orchestrated plan to invade the country is under way and that they are teaming up and gearing up for united military action against the country. The report adds that the meetings were held last month with the full knowledge of the French government and that the French government wants to know the “operational capacity of each group” and their “political colors.”

Related Link: http://www.countercurrents.org/salami091212.htm
author by An Draighneán Donn - Páirtí Cummanach na Poblachtapublication date Mon Dec 10, 2012 18:58Report this post to the editors

Be warned this video is very graphic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZBmILAmwAc

 
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