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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9. April 2017 - Ha'aretz, Gideon Levy:

America the Liberator

Now is the time to recall what happens when America comes to the aid of other nations with military action
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26. Februar 2016 - POLITICO, Robert F. Kennedy Jr:

Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria

They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries - for oil.
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24. Mai 2015 - Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden:

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals
US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool"
To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe's dominant - and belligerent - source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.
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12. September 2014 - Counterpunch, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed:

How the West Created the Islamic State
Follow the Money. Follow the Oil.

    • Divide and Rule in Iraq
    • Bankrolling al-Qaeda in Syria
    • Follow the Money
    • Follow the Oil
    • Tacit Complicity in IS Oil Smuggling
    • Buying ISIS Oil?
    • A New Map

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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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11. September 2013 - WND, F. Michael Maloof:

U.S. military confirms rebels had sarin
Classified document shows deadly weapon found in home of arrested Islamists

As part of the Obama administration’s repeated insistence – though without offering proof – that the recent sarin gas attack near Damascus was the work of the Assad regime, the administration has downplayed or denied the possibility that al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels could produce deadly chemical weapons.
However, in a classified document just obtained by WND, the U.S. military confirms that sarin was confiscated earlier this year from members of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the most influential of the rebel Islamists fighting in Syria.
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7. September 2013 - Noam Chomsky interviewed by Frank Barat:

While Syria descends into suicide,
Israel and the US are enjoying the spectacle

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6. September 2013 - ConsortiumNews:

Obama Warned on Syrian Intel
Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt over the Aug. 21 chemical attack near Damascus, a dozen former U.S. military and intelligence officials are telling President Obama that they are picking up information that undercuts the Official Story.
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5. September 2013 - Ludwig Watzal:

Syria: America`s next War Target
The Obama administration is preparing for a next war against another Muslim country in the Middle East. The first question arises: Cui bono? The neoconservative gang around George W. Bush decided even before 9/11 that the whole Middle East has to be stirred up, or nicely formulated, turned into Westminster-like democracies. The wars they kicked off did not go according to plan. The U. S. and its submissive allies did not only get stuck in Afghanistan but got also a bloody nose in Iraq. They had to withdraw defeated. There was no victory parade on Fifth Avenue in NYC.
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2. September 2013 - The Huffington Post, Noam Chomsky:

Noam Chomsky Weighs In On Syria Strike
A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he would seek Hill approval.

"As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world," Chomsky told HuffPost in an email.
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2. September 2013 - Katie Miranda:

31. August 2013 - Barack Obama:


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30. August 2013 - New York Times:

U.S. Assessment of Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons

“The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013,” said a declassified report released by the White House on Friday.

30. August 2013 - Richard Falk:

Contra Syria Attack

At this stage Informed opinion agrees that the response to the presumed Assad regime’s responsibility for the use on August 21st of chemical weapons in Ghuta, a neighborhood in the eastern surrounding suburbs of Damascus, is intended to be punitive. This is a way of signaling that it is a punishment for the alleged use of chemical weapons, and at the same time denies any ambition to alter the course of the internal struggle for power in Syria or to assassinate Bashar el-Assad. Of course, if it achieved some larger goal unexpectedly this would likely be welcomed, although not necessarily, by such convergent centers of concern on Syrian policy as Washington, Ankara, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv.

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28. August 2013 - London Request of Books, Tariq Ali:

On intervening in Syria

The aim of the ‘limited war’ as set out by the United States and its European vassals is simple. The Syrian regime was slowly re-establishing its control over the country against the opposition armed by the West and its tributary states in the region (Saudi Arabia and Qatar). This situation required correction. The opposition in this depressing civil war needed to be strengthened militarily and psychologically.

Since Obama had said chemical weapons were the ‘red line’, the weapons were bound to come into play. Cui prodest? as the Romans used to inquire. Who profits? Clearly, not the Syrian regime.

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17. Juni 2013 - Al Jazeera, Mark LeVine:

From Snowden to Syria: Lies, hypocrisies and red lines

The lies and hypocrisies of the Snowden case also infect the new US policy in Syria.

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12. Dezember 2012 - GlobalResearch, Michel Chossudovsky:

The Syria Chemical Weapons Saga:

The Staging of a US-NATO Sponsored Humanitarian Disaster

Modeled on the Saddam Hussein WMD narrative, the propaganda ploy concerning the alleged threat of Syria’s chemical weapons has been building up over several months.
The Western media suggests - in chorus and without evidence - that  a "frustrated" and "desperate" president Bashar al Assad is planning to use deadly chemical weapons against his own people. Last week, U.S. officials revealed to NBC News that "Syria’s military has loaded nerve-gas chemicals into bombs and are awaiting final orders from al-Assad".
Western governments are now accusing Syria of planning a diabolical scheme on the orders of the Syrian head of State. Meanwhile, the media hype has gone into full gear. Fake reports on Syria’s WMD are funneled into the news chain, reminiscent of the months leading up to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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10. Dezember 2012 -, John Glaser:

US Defense Contractors Training Syrian Rebels to Handle Chemical Weapons

The US-funded training supposedly aimed at teaching rebels to secure chemical weapons stockpiles
The US and some of its European allies “are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria,” according to “a senior US official and several senior diplomats,” CNN reports.

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15. März 2012 - Saban Center at Brookings:

MEMO #21, MARCH 2012

Saving Syria: Assessing Option for Regime Change

Syria is trapped on a crumbling precipice, and however it might fall will entail significant risks for the United States and for the Syrian people.

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17. November 2006 - Saban Center Policy Forum, Andrew Masloski:

Should The United States Engage with Syria?

The renewed interest in this question derives from concerns about Syria’s alliance with Iran and Hizballah following the recent war between Israel and Hizballah, and a widespread view that the Arab-Israeli peace process needs to be revived. Hints from Syrian President Bashar al-Asad that he might be open to talks with the United States and Israel, and reports of Syrian assistance in foiling an attack on the U.S. embassy in Damascus, have encouraged consideration of the engagement option.
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