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Military Intervention in Syria will lead to escalation of violence in the region,. Clare Daly TD.

category international | anti-war / imperialism | press release author Thursday August 29, 2013 12:47author by Turing Report this post to the editors

The recent use of chemical weapons in Damascus is without a doubt an appalling atrocity causing untold damage to human life and creating panic in the area. There can be no doubt that this was a horrifying attack which increases the already high death toll of over 100,000 people with over 1 million people displaced so far. At this point there is no definitive evidence as to who carried out this attack.

As UN inspectors continue their investigation in Damascus, the US and her allies move closer to a military intervention into Syria. It is now being reported that the evidence of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has been supplied by Israeli military intelligence. Reminiscent of the Blair/Bush Weapons of Mass Destruction excuse for intervention, this convenient intelligence escalates the likelihood of a US military intervention in Syria.

The Assad Government have denied responsibility for the chemical attack pointing the finger at the US supported rebels. Russia is claiming that the rebels carried out the attack in order to set a pre-text for US intervention. The Obama administration claims that the rebels do not have access to chemical weapons.

The examination of the area by UN investigators is unlikely to provide definitive evidence. If they find against Assad the question remains to what purpose would his regime have carried out such an attack. This regime is no doubt vile in its nature but would gain little by such an escalation of violence. The Government forces have made ground in recent months while Obama has been consistently increasing his warnings about chemical warfare being a ‘red line’ that could lead to a military strike by the US. On the other hand the rebels support by the US and her allies would have an interest in US intervention to tip the balance of power in their favour.

It is hugely hypocritical by the Obama administration to attempt to play the humanitarian card here as their response to the murder of over 1,000 protesters in Egypt was met with the line the ‘US is not taking sides’. It was the US government who forced Saddam Hussein’s regime to use poison gas against Iran. Iraq was not able to manufacture poison gas. The gas was supplied by the US government. The sudden concern provides a convenient but not convincing excuse for intervention.

There is no convincing argument to suggest that an escalation of war would do less damage in the long run. In fact it would create huge instability in the area and increase the likelihood of a violent backlash. War represents a far bigger threat to the Syrian people than the threat of chemical attacks.

The US and her allies have made no attempt to broker a ceasefire because they ultimately have a vested interest in destabilizing the region in order to weaken the position of Iran in turn strengthening the US grip on the resources of the Middle East.

In a new low for the cheer-leading media none other than the war criminal Tony Blair has been dragged out from under a rock to add his voice to the clamour for war. Let us not forget the blood that this man has on his hands. His ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ pre-text for the invasion of Iraq has been largely discredited as a fabrication. Mr Blair is arguing that intervention in Syria would save the civilian population, which needs to be taken with a large bag of salt.

Ultimately the reasons for a military intervention by the US, Britain and France are not humanitarian they are about Western interests in the region. Intervention will give the US and her allies the opportunity to displace Assad and replace him with a puppet regime strengthening their own strategic position in the region while creating panic and terror for the people of Syria.

Clare Daly TD.

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author by linguistpublication date Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:57Report this post to the editors

"This regime is no doubt vile in its nature but would gain little by such an escalation of violence. "

It bothers me that statements like the above are in every statement made about Syria, unquestioned, yet where is all the evidence to substantiate this statement??

Even Clare Daly, no fan of imperialism, has this in her public statement.

No wonder everyone ends up thinking it's ok to bomb Syria. It's just taken for granted that "Assad is evil".

We need to stop using this kind of language and question these kind of statements.

author by W. Finnertypublication date Thu Aug 29, 2013 18:03Report this post to the editors

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"Syria is (at the present time) outside of the Rothschild's Central Banking System":

which, in all probability, is the REAL REASON for the rapidly growing new set of war clouds now gathering over Syria.

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"On Thursday 29th August 2013, David Cameron recalled the UK Parliament to seek a mandate to launch another illegal war upon the Sovereign Nation of Syria. Without absolute, irrefutable evidence that Assad was responsible for unleashing the recent chemical weapons attacks, any MP voting in support of military action, would surely be guilty of committing a heinous war crime?"

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The above statements (in quotes) have come from UK activist Ian R Crane.

Mr Crane explains how he sees the present Syrian situation, an explanation which is -- in so far as I know, truthful and accurate -- on the 9 minute 27 second video titled "Syria - For the Love of Humanity" (published today) at the following www location:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idcBI99lGUg&feature=youtu.be

author by W. Finnertypublication date Thu Aug 29, 2013 20:58Report this post to the editors

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The obscenity of such attacks is a reality Kerry is all too familiar with, as the decorated war veteran served at a time when the US was engaged in a decade of chemical warfare in Vietnam.

From 1962 to 1971, the US military sprayed an estimated 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in a bid to deprive the Vietcong of food and cover.

The Vietnamese government estimates that 400,000 people were killed or maimed and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of the so-called 'rainbow herbicides.'

“All of the genetic damage effects that we see in Iraq, in my opinion, were caused by… depleted uranium weapons. And also [non]-depleted uranium weapons of a new type. And these are really terrible weapons. These are weapons which have absolutely destroyed the genetic integrity of the population of Iraq ...”

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All of the above excerpts are from:
http://rt.com/news/us-chemical-weapons-portnaya-152/
(Published time: August 29, 2013 12:38)

The RT report at the www address just above contains a VERY interesting (and shocking!!) 3 minute 48 second video.

"This regime is no doubt vile in its nature?": and far, far, far more so than the regime in Syria?

author by Tpublication date Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:34Report this post to the editors

The UK parliament has rejected the possibility of British involvement of an attack on Syria.

The vote was 285 against an attack and 272 for -showing there is still a large contingent of war-mongers in the British parliament.

 
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