WWIII: Guns A-ho but there’s a Spanner in the Works
As the Delta IV Heavy rocket was launched with a $1 billion spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) …
The Russian and Chinese officials walked out of the U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday, August 28, after U.S. Permanent Representative Samantha Power had called for an immediate action in Syria.
The permanent members of the U.N. Security Council – Russia, Britain, China, the U.S. and France – had been invited to the closed meeting called by Russia. An hour later the Russian and Chinese diplomats left the meeting and headed to the Security Council’s main conference room where debates on Haiti was taking place.
Western countries may, until the end of the day, submit to the Security Council a draft resolution that will give the green light to an armed operation in Syria. Russia and China, which have the right of veto in the Security Council, have spoken up strongly against the use of force.
However Western countries have made it clear that they might take measures without waiting for the U.N. Security Council’s decision as they did in 1999 in Kosovo. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said this would be a gross violation of international law, but that didn’t stp them attacking Libya and claiming it’s Central Bank.
An intercept of Syrian military officials discussing the strike was among low-level staff, with no direct evidence tying the attack back to an Assad insider or even a senior Syrian commander, the officials said.
So while Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that links between the attack and the Assad government are “undeniable,” U.S. intelligence officials are not so certain that the suspected chemical attack was carried out on Assad’s orders, or even completely sure it was carried out by government forces, the officials said.
Turkish police caught US-backed Al -Qaeda rebels attempting to sneak sarin gas into Syria in May 2013. On August 23, Russia Today published an article titled “Materials implicating Syrian govt in chemical attack prepared before incident. Militant cells with links to Jabhat al Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham were found in both Iraq and Turkey with sarin and other chemical weapons materiel in their possession
Egypt’s Genera El-Sisi has prevented any any US military chartered tanker to enter the Suez Canal in order to hit Syria, due to a joint defense agreement between Egypt and Syria.
UK MP’s revolted. Labour leader Ed Miliband has been labelled a ‘f****g c***’ by a government source after his decision not to back David Cameron in today’s vote on Syria.
Mr Miliband withdrew his support for a motion backing military action in a telephone conversation with the prime minister at around 5.15pm yesterday.
The Labour leader’s action, and the threat of a Tory backbench rebellion, forced Mr Cameron to amend the motion to stipulate a second vote directly authorising military action would be needed. – Metro
U.S. Military Revolt
The US government is due for shutdown unless Congress can pass a new Continuing Resolution (a budget) as US trade gap widens 13.3% in July to $39.1 billion
An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Syria planned for 2000 GMT on Tuesday has been canceled after Russia withdrew its request for the closed-door session, the Australian ambassador to the UN says. – Press TV
Greaves, P Syria: Obama’s Pretext for War? The “Rebels” are in Possession of Chemical Weapons http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-obamas-pretext-for-war-the-rebels-are-in-possession-of-chemical-weapons/5347335
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