Interview with Noam Chomsky:
While Syria descends into suicide, Israel and the US are enjoying the spectacle

Ceasefire Magazine – September 7, 2013

In an exclusive interview for Ceasefire, renowned scholar Noam Chomsky talks to Frank Barat about the current situation in the Middle East, notably the crisis in Syria, the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and the role of US power in the region.

Read a transcript here:

Who’s Lying? Brennan, Obama, or Both? – By Ray McGovern – September 6, 2013

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.


FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Is Syria a Trap?

Precedence: IMMEDIATE

We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for the chemical incident that killed and injured Syrian civilians on August 21, and that British intelligence officials also know this. In writing this brief report, we choose to assume that you have not been fully informed because your advisers decided to afford you the opportunity for what is commonly known as “plausible denial.”     ↓ ↓ Show more ↓ ↓


The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases understands that Barack Obama and David Cameron spoke on the phone on Sunday for 40 minutes about the horrific situation in Syria following the chemical attack on citizens a few days ago. Hundreds of people of all ages were killed and other suffered serious effects. We were told that should the chemical attack be proved to be the deadly work of the Assad government missile strikes will be launched by the US and UK governments.

We deplore the use of force and violence in this complicated and tragic situation and strongly oppose any such use. This would fuel a very dangerous situation which could lead to full scale war involving many countries.

This decision is made without Parliament being recalled. We urge the Coalition government to recall Parliament now. There must be a full debate before any decision is made. Not to do so undermines the democratic process and would be utter folly and totally irresponsible. This situation must be resolved by all sides involved sitting round a table with mediators with political and diplomatic skills. Violence is not the way.

We ask that as many people as possible contact your MP and call for the immediate recall of Parliament