Syrian Civil War

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By Erick San Juan Who could fail to see the parallels between the situation in the Philippines with that of Syria, where the US military, initially prevented from carrying out any sort of military action, eventually got the green light. Thanks to the arrival of a little-known, ultra-violent terrorist group called ‘Islamic State’ [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]. Now the United States believe it has acquired some Read More …

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By Erick San Juan In comments to European diplomats last weekend, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan confirmed that his country’s decision last Friday not to accept a temporary seat on the UN Security Council was “a message for the US, not the UN.” Having collaborated closely in the US-led war for regime change in Syria, Saudi Arabia reacted angrily to the Obama Read More …

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By Yehuda Lukacs McClatchy-Tribune News Service  The civil war in Syria has ushered a new cold war between Russia and the United States. President Vladimir Putin is now challenging President Barack Obama in the heart of the Middle East, a region the United States has considered as its own sphere of influence since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Russian president perceives an America Read More …

This August 29, 2013 US Navy handout image shows the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) transiting the Arabian Sea.

Source: Press TV The Pentagon has announced that two US warships deployed in the coastal waters near Syria would stay there beyond their scheduled deployments as Washington continues to threaten Syria with the use of force. On Thursday, US military leaders extended the deployments of the USS Barry in the eastern Mediterranean and the USS Nimitz in the Red Sea, reported the Wall Street Journal. Read More …

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By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite The Washington Post Vladimir Putin has taken it upon himself to lecture President Obama and the American people on the doctrine of God, and God’s relationship to human history. Mr. Putin apparently did not care for the part of President Obama’s address Tuesday night on Syria when President Obama made a reference to “what makes us exceptional” as Americans. Writing in Read More …

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Geopolitical Weekly By George Friedman Stratfor In recent weeks I’ve written about U.S. President Barack Obama’s bluff on Syria and the tightrope he is now walking on military intervention. There is another bluff going on that has to be understood, this one from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin is bluffing that Russia has emerged as a major world power. In reality, Russia is merely a Read More …

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By Erick San Juan The recent breathtaking decision to attack Syria with or without congressional authorization has left the rest of the world at the edge of their seats like watching a suspense thriller. And at the G20 meeting, US President Barack Obama has stubbornly pressed on the decision to push through with the military attack on Syria amidst the opposition of powerful countries like Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas Nearly 12 years ago, in the days immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush sent an armada of 14 ships to the Mediterranean as he launched the Global War on Terrorism against Al-Qaeda. The Taliban, which controlled Afghanistan, demanded evidence that Osama bin Laden was Read More …

President Obama has acknowledged he faces an uphill battle to win congressional backing for a military strike against Syria

 Source: BBC President Barack Obama has said the US cannot “turn a blind eye” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He was speaking after returning to the US from a G20 summit in Russia, which failed to produce international agreement on military action in Syria. The US accuses President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of killing 1,429 people in a poison gas attack on 21 Read More …

Protesters against U.S. intervention in Syria

By Brad Bannon U.S. News This week, the White House is pulling out all the stops and bringing up all the big guns to build support for an attack against Syria. One day, House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor walk out of the Oval Office and announce that they will support the president’s request for an action authorization. Then, Secretary of State John Read More …