Alberta Politics: Mission accomplished in Syria? Don’t bet more than you can afford to lose on that claim!

Mission Accomplished? Donald Trump’s crowing Tweets prove the wisdom of Karl Marx’s dictum: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. This fact is a significant blessing, nonetheless, at least insofar as Friday night’s tactically and legally dubious missile raid by U.S. military forces on Syria is concerned. How many Iraqis were slaughtered after ...

Bill Longstaff: When Khomeini said no to nukes

When Iran claims it is not developing nuclear weapons because they are incompatible with Islam, the U.S. and its European allies suggest this is mere propaganda. According to an article in Foreign Policy magazine, they simply don’t understand how profoundly the Iranians hold this view for both historical and religious reasons. The prohibition against chemical ...

LeDaro: Bashar Al-Assad, Russia and Chemical Weapons

Aid to Putin said that if Assad does not co-operate to handover chemical weapons then Russia may kick Assad’s butts. “Russia could abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it learnt that he was not committed to handing over control of his chemical weapons arsenal, the chief of staff for President Vladimir Putin suggested on ...

LeDaro: U.S and Russia reach a deal on Syria

“The United States and Russia struck a deal Saturday under which Syria will allow its stockpile of chemical weapons to be removed or destroyed by next year — easing a crisis over a threatened American military attack.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “The Russian foreign minister called it ...

The Disaffected Lib: U.N. Team Finds No Proof of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

The report of a U.N. weapons inspection team finds that Assad forces have plenty to answer for but can’t be shown responsible for chemical attacks. “On the evidence currently available, it was not possible to reach a finding about the chemical agents used, their delivery systems or the perpetrators,” the team probing human rights violations ...

drive-by planet: Democracy Now interview with Noam Chomsky on Syria and related matters: U.S. ‘torturing’ Iran for 60 years

In this talk hosted by Democracy Now, Noam Chomsky raises a number of key points with respect to the U.S. government’s approach to Syria and Iran. He also addresses the self-serving attitude of the U.S. with respect to international law. The spectacle of Barack Obama, a president known for his predator drone “kill list” that ...

Politics and its Discontents: Ten Chemical Weapons Attacks Washington Doesn’t Want You to Talk About

In Oceania and throughout the West, there are things citizens are not supposed to remember. After all, if we don’t remember them, did they really happen? Click here for a refresher course in the use of chemical weapons from some players we should be well-familiar with. Recommend this Post

LeDaro: Assad of Syria agrees to put chemical weapons’ stockpile under international control

Russia asked Syria to put chemical weapons stockpile under international control and Assad has agreed to that. Will that stop U.S. strike against Syria?  “Syria welcomes a Russian proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said Monday after talks in Moscow, praising the Kremlin for seeking to “prevent ...

cartoon life: Fixing the World’s problems

I’ve discovered what ‘sardonic’ means. I mean this is a perfectly workable plan isn’t it? And after all, Carbon Dioxide isn’t strictly speaking a chemical weapon or poisonous gas. Plants love it! Not like Sarin or Chlorine. Best of all, nobody suffers. They just fall asleep.  Filed under: art Tagged: AGW, chemical weapons, CO2, poison ...

Song of the Watermelon: A Q&A on Syria and the “Responsibility to Protect”

What is “Responsibility to Protect”? “Responsibility to Protect,” or R2P, is a doctrine that grew out of a 2001 report by the Canadian-established International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS). Unanimously endorsed as a general principle by the UN General Assembly four years later, R2P carries a hefty moral (though not legal) weight. The ...

Politics, Re-Spun: New Prime Minister Tells Canadians- No War With Syria

What should military service actually be for? Wouldn’t it be amazing if Canada were Canada again? Wouldn’t it be even better if Canada would step up and be a better Canada than we had ever been in the past? Wouldn’t it be just spectacular if we could step up and be a world moral leader ...

LeDaro: Syrian civil war

Barack Obama drew a redline after the Syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons. Now he does not know what to do about the red line. .

LeDaro: U.S., Britain and Israel have used chemical weapons in the last 10 years

When the U.S, Britain and Israel uses these chemical weapons then it is okay. There is no repercussions. However, if any other country uses it then it is a crime against humanity. Hypocrisy and double talk. The U.S used chemical weapons against civilians in Iraq in 2004. Israel used chemical weapons against Palestinians repeatedly and there ...

Cowichan Conversations: US and France Preparing To Attack Syria

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Here is a news  report from Turkey followed below by a video report that dates back to June and certainly contradicts the line that we are being constantly fed by the Obama administration. Turkey News reporter Tariq ep says rebels storing Sarin in Turkey:  Syrian army seizes sarin cylinders from terrorists in Hama ...

drive-by planet: John Kerry’s speech: U.S. hypocrisy in preparing conditions for an illegal attack on Syria

In the course of his speech to prep public opinion for the likely US-NATO attack on Syria, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, said: “President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people.” The killing of civilians in the course of ...

LeDaro: Syrian Government uses chemical weapons against opposition and demonstrators

Situation in Syria is getting more deadly. According to NBC News Bashar Al Assad of Syria uses chemical weapons against Syrians who are opposed to his regime. Over 1000 civilians killed and most of them were women and children. It is about time that world intervenes and stops this slaughter of civilians. Warning: This video ...

drive-by planet: U.S. ‘red line’ on Syrian chemical weapons – a pretext for arming opposition fighters

The Obama administration claims that the Syrian al-Assad regime has crossed a “red line” by using chemical weapons repeatedly over the past year. Obama has gone ahead and authorized the arming of Syrian rebels. According to U.S. officials the weapons will likely include small arms, ammunition, assault rifles and a variety of anti-tank weaponry such ...

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drive-by planet: Smuggled samples from Syria test positive for sarin claim UK, France

According to a Guardian report “medical samples smuggled out of Syria have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin.“: The Foreign Office confirmed that body fluids collected from victims of one or more attacks in the country were found to contain a chemical fingerprint of sarin at the Ministry of Defence’s Porton Down facility in ...

drive-by planet: Turks arrest al-Nusra rebels – seize chemical weapons: the west’s Syrian delusions

There has been very little coverage in western media of a current story in Turkish dailies that places chemical weapons in the hands – not of forces connected with Assad – but of the opposition al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front. The Turkish paper Zaman reports that members of al-Nusra planned to bomb Adana, a Turkish city that ...