August 9, 2014
"There are Palestinians in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya who are also stuck, unable to move to another country, as if this earth is too small for us."

— Adham Mawed - Victim of Israeli Displacement (the most PC word for it) stuck between Syria and Lebanon, due to the Zionist War in Syria.

June 12, 2014
Just Who Are Those Syrian "Freedom Fighters?" ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria

June 7, 2014
Obama approves military aid for Syrian rebels, deepening U.S. involvement in bloody civil war

Annnd it begins.  US funding of terrorists, always a stunning idea.

February 22, 2014
Robert Fisk: Ukraine'€™s future is tied up with Syria's and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both

February 3, 2014

Hala Jabar’s photos from the beseged Yarmouk Refugee Camp, a mix of Palestinians and Syrians, undergoing hell few of us can imagine. - Via Electronic Intifada

September 30, 2013
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A 20-strong international team of engineers, chemists and paramedics leave the Netherlands for Syria on Monday to embark on the most hazardous mission in the history of disarmament: to dismantle one of the world’s biggest chemical weapons arsenals, during a civil war, under extreme deadline pressure.

In 35C heat inspectors from the international Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will, at times, wear body armour and helmets over their chemical protection suits, sometimes carrying air tanks on their backs, in their efforts to abide by a UN security council resolution to destroy about 1,000 tonnes of nerve agents such as sarin and other poisonous gases such as sulphur mustard.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad vowed to co-operate with the mission in an interview with Italy’s RAI News 24 TV. “Of course we have to comply [with the UN resolution]. This is our history to comply with every treaty we sign,” he said.

The inspectors are due to arrive in Damascus on Tuesday. They will need to work quickly to meet the tight deadlines agreed by the security council on Friday.

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Julian Borger for the Guardian

September 28, 2013
US Insanity

US Insanity

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

September 18, 2013

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) mobilizes protests across the country to demand no imperialist attack on Syria, August 31, 2013.

Photos: TKP

September 13, 2013
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Since the late 1990s, the US has made great efforts to destroy its own chemical weapons caches, and facilitating the process in the handful of other so-called “possessor states” – in some cases helping fund the process through aid.

However, technological and political challenges have resulted in lengthy delays. By missing its deadlines, the US and other countries have arguably breached a founding principle of the same treaty cited as a reason to justify an attack on Syria…

The United States promised, but failed, to destroy these stocks by 2012 at the very latest. The most recent forecast from the US is that the process of “neutralising” the chemicals in its Colorado weapons dump will be finished by 2018; the date for Kentucky is 2023. That will be 11 years after the US promised to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles, and eight years after Russia – the other major possessor of declared chemical weapons – says it will have finished destroying its arsenal.

About 2,611 tons of mustard gas remains stockpiled in Pueblo, Colorado. The second stockpile, in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, is smaller – 524 tons – but more complicated to decommission, because it consists of a broader range of lethal gases and nerve agents, many of which are contained within weaponry.

Although the process of constructing neutralisation facilities in Colorado and Kentucky is well under way, both plants have still not begun testing procedures. The nature of the Kentucky stockpile makes it particularly difficult to destroy.

"They have every agent there and every weapon – rockets, artillery shells, landmines, spray tanks and aerial bombs," said Paul Walker, a program director at Green Cross International, which has facilitated the destruction of chemical weapons in the US and Russia since the mid-1990s.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/11/us-syria-chemical-weapons-destruction

September 8, 2013
Whomever wrote the comments that follow is an idiot…. Pinochet was a US installed/supported capitalist dictator, Assad has routinely resisted our imperialist policies in the Middle East.  And let’s be honest…. supporting most of Obama’s policies?!?!?!?!?!  But MoveOn is big.  Sweet support.
justinspoliticalcorner:

While I voted for President Obama twice (2008, 2012) and support most of his policies, I think he is misguided on the handling of #Syria, with the exception of making Congress vote on whether or not to go to war or not with them. I understand that Bashar Al-Assad is a horrible Pinochet-esque man, but the US does NOT need to go into Syria. 

Whomever wrote the comments that follow is an idiot…. Pinochet was a US installed/supported capitalist dictator, Assad has routinely resisted our imperialist policies in the Middle East.  And let’s be honest…. supporting most of Obama’s policies?!?!?!?!?!  But MoveOn is big.  Sweet support.

justinspoliticalcorner:

While I voted for President Obama twice (2008, 2012) and support most of his policies, I think he is misguided on the handling of #Syria, with the exception of making Congress vote on whether or not to go to war or not with them. I understand that Bashar Al-Assad is a horrible Pinochet-esque man, but the US does NOT need to go into Syria. 

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