16. Februar 2018 - Project Syndicate, Jeffrey D. Sachs:
Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria
America’s official narrative has sought to conceal the scale and calamitous consequences of US efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. That is understandable, because US efforts are in blatant violation of international law, which bars UN member states from supporting military action to overthrow other members' governments.
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4. April 2014 - London Review of Books, Seymour M. Hersh:
The Red Line and the Rat Line
Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels
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9. Dezember 2013 - London Review of Books, Seymour Hersh:
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad.
4. Februar 2012 - Global Research, Philip Giraldi:
NATO Versus Syria:
NATO Clandestinely Engaged in Syrian Conflict
CIA Analysts Skeptical Regarding March to War
Americans should be concerned about what is happening in Syria, if only because it threatens to become another undeclared war like Libya but much, much worse. Calls for regime change have come from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who several weeks ago predicted a civil war.
That is indeed likely if the largely secular and nationalist regime of Bashar al-Assad falls, pitting Sunni against Shia against Alawite. Indigenous Christians will be caught in the meat grinder. Ironically, many of the Christians in Damascus are Iraqis who experienced the last round of liberation in their own country and had to flee for their lives.
29. Januar 2012 - Prawda, Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey:
The whole truth. Game on!
What is going on in the Middle East is the beginning of something far bigger. It stretches from the shores of California to the coastline of Kamchatka, engulfing the Satanic hordes of NATO, in turn controlled by the gray and sinister cliques which gravitate around the White House. The fetid breath of world war three whispers in our ears.
30. März 2011 - Ha'aretz, Zvi Bar'el:
Why did website linked to Syria regime publish U.S.-Saudi plan to oust Assad?
A regime-linked Syrian website reports on a U.S.-Saudi plan to foment unrest and oust Bashar Assad through killings, mass demonstrations and arson, not unlike what is happening now.
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3. Februar 2010 - The New Yorker, Seymour M. Hersh:
Direct Quotes: Bashar Assad
Seymour M. Hersh spoke to Bashar Assad, the president of Syria, this winter in Damascus. Assad assumed the presidency after his father’s death, in 2000, when he was thirty-four years old, and he expressed some empathy for President Barack Obama, who, like Assad, was confronted with a steep learning curve.
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