2 September 2013
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister: US strike 'would benefit al-Qaeda' ~ link ~ Faisal Mekdad told the BBC that Syrian troops were being used as a scapegoat and it was in fact armed groups backed by America who had used chemical weapons.
"Any attack against Syria is support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates, whether Jabat al-Nusra or the State of Islam in Syria and Iraq," he said.
French cabinet ministers rebuff opposition call for Syria vote ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ Hollande is the army's commander in chief under the French constitution and empowered to order an intervention. His sole obligation is to inform parliament within three days of action starting.
With opinion polls showing up to two-thirds of the public would oppose an intervention in Syria, several conservative, centrist and green politicians called over the weekend for France to hold a special parliamentary vote.
Warmongers want Syria War ploy back on table in UK ~ link ~ The push back by the puppets of the demonic global banksters and Netanyahu Zionists begins!!! Stirling
The attempt was put to vote by Prime Minister David Cameron, who together with U.S. President Barack Obama were readying their militaries to launch yet another military adventurism based on certain intelligence reports provided by Zionist and CIA spies in the wake of chemical weapons use in Syria.
However, British lawmakers, who had a bitter lesson learnt from the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, unanimously rejected another war ploy which was in the making by super spies in the MI6. The rejection inflicted a strong blow on the Conservative-led coalition government, and on David Cameron and other fellow warmongers, in particular.
After the parliamentary defeat in London, Barack Obama, who was left alone in yet another military adventurism, took the initiative to put it to Congress and attribute the defeat to the U.S. lawmakers.
Back in London, chief Conservative warmongers, who see their political longevity in plotting wars anywhere in the world, began putting pressure on David Cameron to put the Syria invasion ploy back on the table.
The chief conspirers who called for reconsideration included Tory leader Lord Howard of Lympne, London Mayor Boris Johnson, former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, and former Tory foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
In an article in the Daily Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson suggested that a new motion could be put before parliament “if there is new and better evidence that inculpates Assad [the president of Syria].”
Jim Murphy, the Shadow Defence Secretary said that if there were “really significant developments in Syria” or al-Qaeda obtained chemical weapons, “then of course the Prime Minister has the right to bring that back to Parliament.”
This is while that the popular government of President Bashar al Assad has categorically dismissed U.S.-led allegations of using chemical weapons against their own people as “blatant lies”.
This happened when UN arms inspectors were present in the country, trying to collect evidence of who used those weapons on innocent people, including women and children. The inspectors have said they need at least three weeks to submit their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates ~ link
Syria asks UN to prevent any US-led aggression - with video ~ link ~ The call for military strike against Syria intensified after the Takfiri militants and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, which killed hundreds of Syrians.
The Syrian government has vehemently rejected the claims, saying the attack was carried out by the militants to draw in military intervention.
US President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike against Syria on August 31 to seek approval for the move from the Congress, which will debate the issue when lawmakers return from recess on September 9. The Obama administration has, however, said it “has the right” to attack Syria even if the Congress does not approve the measure.
USS Nimitz super-carrier battle fleet moving westwards toward the Red Sea ~ link ~ Russia cut a deal yesterday with Cyprus to refinance its crushing debt. In return Cyprus says that no airstrikes my be launched against Syria from bases on Cyprus. Hence the need to move the super-carrier closer to Syria. However, the Red Sea is still a long way from Syria. It would present refueling problems for any carrier-based aircraft but would still keep the battle fleet out of missile range from Syria (at least most missiles). If they move the Nimitz into the eastern Med they will put an entire super-carrier battle fleet (one super-carrier and four or five cruisers and destroyers and perhaps a frigate and one or two support ships) at serious risk in event of an actual war. If they use Israel for launches and refueling of an attack on Syria, they risk military coups in more or more GCC states. Stirling
Russian Foreign Minister: Evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria should NOT be kept secret ~ link ~ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that a 'regime of secrecy' by the West is unacceptable with regard to Syria and evidence of the use of chemical weapons there. Information sharing is a must.
"If there truly is top secret information available, the veil should be lifted. This is a question of war and peace. To continue this game of secrecy is simply inappropriate."
Senate to narrow Syria resolution ~ link ~ A number of lawmakers have complained that the document – which gives Obama permission to use “necessary and appropriate” force – is too broad and open-ended.
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said on Sunday that he considered the draft Syria resolution to be “very, very broad.”
MPs right to reject Syria military action ~ link ~
NATO chief: For individual allies to decide their response to Syria ~ link ~ “I don't foresee any further NATO role,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a press conference on Monday. However, he said the bloc still conducts “closed consultations between allies.”
Dangerous Crossroads - A War on Syria, Prelude to a World War III Scenario? ~ link