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Combatant from Free Syrian Army feed a kitten in the Al-Jdeideh in Aleppo. Photo: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters.
Do not let they stop a massacre with a new massacre
The U.S. President Barack Obama tried to convince Americans skeptical of his plan of a limited military attack on Syria, in retaliation for alleged chemical weapons attack by the regime in Damascus on 21 August that Washington says has left more than 1,400 dead. But the idea of a new U.S. military intervention in the Middle East cauldron is very difficult to sell to citizens weary of wars and many of their representatives in Congress, who consider the White House plan very confusing.
If the United States attacks Syria will be the first time in history that a war will be moved by a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. There is no justifiable war. All wars are dirty.
Ex-analyst: “CIA fabricated evidence to lure the U.S. to war in Syria”
The intelligence material gathered to prove the guilt of the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons was made by members of the U.S. intelligence community to deceive President Barack Obama and convince him to take measure of punishment, according to Ray McGovern, a veteran of own CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), said in an interview with the Russian news agency RT.
McGovern was one of the signatories of a letter of veteran employees from the intelligence agency delivered to Obama, prompting that Bashar al-Assad is not responsible for the alleged attack with chemical weapons, and that “the CIA director, John Brennan, is committing the same fraud pre-Iraq on members of Congress, the media and the public”. The former analyst said that Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrated to be under the influence of the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu – the only country that would benefit from a war in Syria, and that people with influence and White House advisers try to convince Obama to take a measurement.
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years and worked with seven presidents, responsible, during the 80s, to prepare daily morning reports with the material gathered by the agency to the head of government. McGovern was a fierce critic of the Iraq war led by President George W. Bush in 2003. McGovern has worked in recent years as a political activist. He has a blog on the website of filmmaker and author Michael Moore, one of the staunchest critics of American militarism and large corporations in the country. More recently, also criticized the government’s actions in the episode involving the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, responsible for the leak of secret documents. He even said at the time that the only Assange crime was “spreading the truth”.
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Leftist activist marches with plaque showing the president with a beard and the name ‘Obama bin Laden’, likening it to a terrorist due to the intention of attacking Syria, and act in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters.
Children of War
Syrian families cross the border and enter in Turkey by passing of Cilvegozu to take refuge in the neighboring country, afraid of international tension becomes imminent conflict with the U.S. Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP.
Boys looking for belongings in the rubble of a place that, according to activists, was hit by bombing of the regime in the neighborhood of Duma in Damascus. Photo: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters.
Syrian boy waits sitting in front of his family’s belongings after they cross the border with Turkey, while expecting a vehicle that will take them into the country in passing of Cinvegozu. Photo: Umit Bektas.
Syrian refugee girl in Turkey, near the passage of Oncupinar on the border between the two countries, eats with his family on the roadside. Photo: Umit Bektas/Reuters.
Rebel fighter carries a child on his motorcycle while crossing a bridge damaged by clashes in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria. Photo: Abo Shuja/AFP.
Children play on a forklift in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Muzaffar Salman/Reuters.
Refugee camp in the Syrian territory near the Turkish city of Cilvegozu, near the border with Syria, with thousands of Syrians who fled their homes. Photo: Gregorio Borgia/AP.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013: Syrian anti-government activists accused the regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that killed at least 100 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus, part of a fierce government offensive in the area.
This citizen journalism image provided by the Local Committee of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens trying to identify dead bodies, after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists in Arbeen town, Damascus, Syria. Photo: Local Committee of Arbeen/AP.
21/8 – Man takes care of the body of a dead child among other victims after attack in Ghouta region in the neighborhood of Duma in Damascus, Syria. Activists say they were killed in a chemical attack. Photo: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters.
21/08 – Children, affected by what activists say was a gas attack, breathe through oxygen masks in the Damascus suburb of Saqba, August 21, 2013. Photo: Bassam Khabieh/REUTERS.
21/8 – Girls attack survivors rest in a mosque in the neighborhood of the Duma, in the Syrian capital. Photo: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters.
21/8 – Boy receives care and breathes with the aid of an oxygen mask in Damascus after attack government forces. If confirmed, this will be the largest chemical attack in two years of conflict. The government denies.
21/8 – Boy observes survivors in a mosque in Damascus. Photo: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters.
There’s a lot of videos on Internet showing children and adults dying by the effects from chemical weapons. This is just one. There’s always better ways. Say no to the war in Syria.