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  • Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

    04/24/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2014 | Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer
    A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny. The photographs were submitted by Ukraine last week to the Organization for Security and Cooperation, an organization in Vienna that has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine. Some of the photographs were also provided by American officials to Secretary of State John Kerry so he could show them when he met in Geneva last Thursday with his counterparts from the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine....
  • George Soros about Europe, Russia and Ukraine (Euromaidan PR interview of Soros

    04/14/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    EuroMaidan PR ^ | 4/12/2014 | Vitali Usenko
    In an interesting interview [link at URL] to the New York Review of Books, George Soros shared his ideas on many topics including Europe, Russia and the Ukranian crisis. He also presented his new book [link at URL] The tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration or Revival? Whether one agrees or disagrees with Soro's interpretations and arguments, it is hard to deny that the interview is extremely insightful and gives a lot of food for thought. I offer a discussion of the part of the interview devoted to Ukraine. George Soros emphasized the necessity of a large-scale technical and financial...
  • Key General Splits With Obama Over Ukraine

    04/11/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04.11.14 | Hazir Reka
    The commander of NATO is insisting that the West do more to protect Ukraine from a possible Russian invasion. But the Obama administration has other plans. Late last month, as the world was still reeling from Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO was warning Congress that Moscow was preparing to make another move. During classified briefings on March 26 and March 27, Gen. Philip Breedlove painted for members of the House Armed Services Committee a bleak picture of Russia’s actions—and warned that the United States was not taking steps it could to help Ukraine better defend...
  • President Obama will seek approval from Congress for military action in Syria (NBC News video)

    08/31/2013 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | By Daniel Arkin and Kristen Welker, NBC News
    NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest from the Turkey border town of Antakya as the world awaits possible US-led military strikes on Syria.
  • U.S. 'backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime'

    08/28/2013 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 35 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 29 January 2013 | Louise Boyle
    Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country. A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme 'approved by Washington' is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons. Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against...
  • Does Obama Know He's Fighting on Al-Qa'ida's Side?

    08/28/2013 6:13:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    AINA ^ | 27 August 2013
    If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured -- for the very first time in history -- that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa'ida. Quite an alliance! Was it not the Three Musketeers who shouted "All for one and one for all" each time they sought combat? This really should be the new battle cry if -- or when -- the statesmen of the Western world go to war against Bashar al-Assad. The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents...
  • Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

    08/27/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    national review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    ... “So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill. He went on to warn against attempting to “minimize” an intervention by terming it a “targeted strike.” Such a strike, he said, would still constitute an act of war. Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.” “The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,”...
  • Germany not keen to join France and UK in Syria strike

    08/27/2013 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    euobserver.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | Andrew Rettman
    BRUSSELS - Germany has indicated it will not take part in any military strike on Syria, as France and the UK signal readiness to join a US-led intervention. Philipp Missfelder, the foreign affairs spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, said in the Leipziger Volkszeitung daily on Tuesday (27 August) that: "The [German] army has, through its current international operations, already reached the breaking point." He added that a Western strike could create a "spiral of escalating violence" by drawing Iran and the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah, deeper into the conflict. He also said military action without a UN...
  • Russia says West acting in Muslim world like 'monkey with grenade'

    08/27/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    "The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, wrote on Twitter.
  • Syria charade: West bent on war, UN investigation meaningless

    There is no evidence that the Syrian government ordered the massacre with chemical weapons, but the West will blame it anyway because they want war, investigative journalist Neil Clark told RT. RT: As we can see the US, Britain, France and Turkey are all waiting on options in Syria. How ready are they to move from words to action at this point? Neil Clark: They are really bent on war and whatever the UN inspectors do this week won’t matter because it is a replay of 2003 when Saddam Hussein was bullied into allowing weapons inspection teams into Iraq. They...
  • Kerry: Chemical Weapons 'Undeniable'

    08/26/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 134 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "undeniable" and that the U.S. is considering how to respond:
  • LIVE - 2:30 EDT Announcement from John Kerry on Syria

    08/26/2013 11:15:10 AM PDT · by GraceG · 295 replies
    LIVE DISCUSSION THREAD