Obama, attending the G20 meeting in St. Petersburg, will lobby world leaders to support a military strike against Syria so that the U.S. is not acting alone.
We must oppose war and not place any litmus tests upon who else we work with in the movement to stop the U.S. attacks.
Public opinion in apparently all western countries, including the U.S., opposes a strike on Syria on "their" grounds; people have made it through the crapstorm.
The drums of war are again beating in the West, their ominous clamour signalling a U.S.-led aerial strike against Syria and the Ba'athist regime of Bashar al-Assad.
There's barely a whiff of the skepticism one would expect after the colossal -- and well-documented -- media failure that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Aug 29, 2013
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EGYPT AT THE CROSSROADS: WHICH WAY FORWARD?
Policy experts and peace advocates caution against a rush towards intervention, arguing there is no military solution to Syria's humanitarian crisis.
Without defeating the coup, Egypt faces a bleak future -- quite a contrast to the bright future we imagined in February of 2011.
The generals clearly used the liberals -- and a mass popular base of frustration -- while planning to proceed with the slaughter.
The only alternative to President Morsi's government was military rule. So it was reckless in the extreme as well as politically unjustifiable to be demanding its forced removal.