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Syria: Obama provokes the war his America, France and Britain escalated

A protesters holds up a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad near placards reading "U.S. killer, get out the middle east" during a demonstration in Hatay, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The U.S. said the attack killed 1,429 people, including at least 426 children. Those numbers are significantly higher than the death toll of 355 provided by the aid group Doctors Without Borders. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

SO. The UK is not in favour of war in Syria. We won’t meddle. Sure, in 2011 Foreign Secretary William Hague said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was “losing legitimacy”.

And sure Hilary Clinton opined:

“From our perspective, he has lost legitimacy. Our goal is to see that the will of the Syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs.”

So. We won’t got to war. But we will support the Syrian opposition, give them heart by calling Assad an illegitimate leader.

And when France, America and Britain recognised the Syrian National Council, the West wasn’t interfering at all.

And when we read in the NY Times over event in 2012, we realised how benign the US was:

A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

So. Having helped escalate war and given succour to Assad’s enemies, can Barack Obama sell it to the US people?

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Posted: 5th, September 2013 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)