The U.S. military has completed its own planning for how American troops would conduct a variety of operations against Syria, or to assist neighboring countries in the event action was ordered, officials tell CNN.
In recent weeks, the Pentagon has finalized its assessment of what types of units would be needed, how many troops, and even the cost of certain potential operations, officials tell CNN. Continue reading
PETER HITCHENS: Mail Online
I have been contacted by a group of Western women who live in Syria and who believe that most of what the world is being told about that country is false. As far as I can discover, they are not stooges of what they agree to be a rather nasty government in Damascus, but exactly what they say they are: normal human beings caught up in a political tornado. Continue reading
Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization
weighs in on the insurrectionary nature of the Syrian conflict and its potential to generate a larger regional conflict in the Middle East.
As the Syrian crisis enters its 16th month, the recent massacres in Houla and Hama have revived calls for foreign intervention and the toppling of President Bashar al-Assad. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has recently hinted that the United States would soon take action outside of the Annan plan and the authority of the United Nations if the persistent violence in Syria continued unabated. Continue reading
Britain Moves to Invade Syria Under Humanitarian Pretext
Britain is reportedly planning to set up refugee camps inside Syria under the pretext of saving civilian lives but in reality to help armed rebels fighting against the government.
According to a report published in Daily Star, British Special Forces would set up camps along Syria’s borders with Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon and that Special Air Service (SAS) troops and MI6 agents will help the rebels if civil war breaks out in the country.
They also have hi-tech satellite computers and radios that can instantly send back photos and details of events unfolding in Syria. Continue reading
Over the last 24-hours there’s been a renewed media storm over Syria – prompted by a horrific story of atrocities in the town of Houla. Very gruesome images of dead children have been offered to the media, which has lapped them up and used them again and again on our screens and in our newspapers.
The UN observers in Syria, so far, have declined to draw definite conclusions about who’s responsible for this terrible massacre. But unsurprisingly, western media has been less circumspect. There’s a deafening chorus of howls complaining ‘The World’ isn’t doing anything, while President Assad gets away with murdering his own people – again! Continue reading
Amid the worsening and spreading unrest throughout Britain, an analyst says the incident was sparked by police forces that were heavily armed.
The whole incident was “sparked by the police carrying fire arms” that they never used to carry in the past across Britain, said Ian Williams, of Foreign Policy in Focus, in a Wednesday interview with Press TV.
“The fact that they had the fire arms and they were prepared to use them, in very dubious circumstances, shows the reduction in the civility of British life over the last few decades,” he underlined. Continue reading
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First off the BBC give Darcus Howe what obviously a loaded question, knowing all to well how he’d answer – with honesty.
Then, she spins it to make him look like he condoned the riots when what he obviously meant was that it didn’t shock him because he knew it was inevitable.
As soon as he gets critical of the BBC’s lord and masters, she tries to cut him off.
But he does his best and carries on, and she talks over him constantly.
He goes on…. so she insults him by calling him a riot-or.
(indirectly but as good as)
Rightly he puts her in her place, so they end it. Bye bye Mr Howe, thanks for allowing us to spin more news out of our spidery backsides.
They invite him on with the intentions to cause yet more trouble, not Mr Howe but the BBC themselves, they set him up – typical BBC – typical government sponsored, tax payer supported, claptrap BBC News.
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Human rights activists say Syrian forces have killed at least 24 civilians in attacks on several cities, as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss President Bashar al-Assad‘s increasingly brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters.
The activists said some of the attacks Monday came as people protested following evening prayers on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Residents in Hama said tanks resumed intense shelling of the city late Monday, and that troops fired machine guns at worshippers. Rights groups say at least 80 people were killed throughout Syria in attacks Sunday, including 52 in Hama and neighboring villages.
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