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US and it's lackeys edge closer to direct intervention in Syria

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Thursday March 21, 2013 17:24author by fred

The top US commander in Europe told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the US military and NATO are drawing up plans for direct military intervention in Syria.

Adm. James Stavridis, head of the Pentagon’s European Command, speaking at a hearing by the Senate Armed Service Committee, said that the US military is “looking at a variety of options” and is “prepared if called upon to be engaged.”

An article in WSWS would seem to give weight to the claim that direct intervention in Syria by US forces, or it's lackies, Britain and France, is not far away now.

Several recent events would seem to indicate that something is afoot.

Firstly, the statement by Admiral James Stavridis indicates preparation and readiness on the part of the US military to "go in"

Secondly, according to the WSWS article,

"Both Britain and France have called for an emergency meeting of European Union foreign ministers this week on their demand for lifting an EU arms embargo that bars members states from directly shipping weapons to the Western-backed “rebels.” "

Thirdly, Obama was visiting Israel today, which is quite interesting, in light of his statement regarding use of chemical weapons in Syria being a "red line". Was he there, amongst other reasons, to give the green light to US allies in the region prior to a formal attack on Syria perhaps?

The US of course claims there was no evidence that the so called "rebels" (as opposed to jihadist al nusra "terrorists" ) were the ones who launched a chemical rocket in Syria, despite the fact that it was not rebels but 16 soldiers that were killed by it. "Rebel" sources are claiming it was fired by the Syrian government, despite such claims making about as much sense as previous claims that they were also responsible for the suicide bombs that went off in Damascus

Could this be the long awaited excuse used for yet another calamitous invasion of a key strategic middle eastern country by US forces and their lackies?

Full article here:
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/20/syri-m20.html

and another regarding Obama's visit to Israel here:
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/21/pers-m21.html

Also, here are two videos on the subject. compare and contrast!

Caption: captured media channel, Al jazeera


Caption: previous RT video highlighting Syrian rebel "rabbit" video



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