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  •  no worries, guys and gals, it will all be legal ! (6+ / 0-)

    the Arab League is approving our bombing !

    Wait a minute, the Arab League is dominated by Saudi and the Gulf states such as Qatar - the ones who have been financing the "freedom fighters" (aka the rebels, aka Jihadist mercernaries with links to Al Qaeda) - no wonder they approve the bombing, now the rebellion they've sponsored will get to win.

    Of course Assad's real crime - the one for which he will be punished by our "humanitarian" bombing is not gassing innocent civilians.

    The culprit there remains to be determined, and I suspect never will be conclusively - notwithstanding Secretary Kerry's forceful but questionable "undeniable" and "little doubt".

    The "crime" for which Assad will be punished by our "humanitarian" bombing is that he has not only managed to survive the rebellion for two years but was actually on the verge of winning.

    A rebellion which, by the way, might well have started as a genuine popular protest against Assad's rule, but was almost immediately taken over by external forces (financed by our Arab League mates, Qatar and Saudi) with regime change for ulterior motives in mind.

    Cui bono?  Well, isolate Iran and one further step in the agenda to eventually march on Tehran; block the projected gas pipeline Iran-Iraq-Syria so opposed by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi.

    My chest swells with pride at the thought of the "humanitarian" bombing to help the Syrian children that President Obama will order our heroic military to carry out.

    As President Obama's distinguished presidential predecessor would have babbled "freedom is on the march!"

    (reposting this from another diary which has gone quiet)

    We're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression.

    by Lepanto on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:51:39 PM PDT

    •  A Short Guide To The Middle East (0+ / 0-)

      "The 1% have no wealth. They have our wealth."

      by antifa on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:55:22 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, and this bit of history (3+ / 0-)
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      just another vet, frostbite, Sunspots

      2011 Washington Post

      U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show

      The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables.

      The London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar al-Assad. Human rights groups say scores of people have been killed by Assad’s security forces since the demonstrations began March 18; Syria has blamed the violence on “armed gangs.”

      Barada TV is closely affiliated with the Movement for Justice and Development, a London-based network of Syrian exiles. Classified U.S. diplomatic cables show that the State Department has funneled as much as $6 million to the group since 2006 to operate the satellite channel and finance other activities inside Syria. The channel is named after the Barada River, which courses through the heart of Damascus, the Syrian capital.

      The U.S. money for Syrian opposition figures began flowing under President George W. Bush

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:03:57 PM PDT

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