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Top of the G8 agenda: Syria


 

DUBLIN – Escalating tensions, sparked by American claims that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against opposition forces and the subsequent U.S. move to arm the rebels, have moved Syria to the top of the agenda for the coming G8 meeting.

U.S. President Barack Obama held an hour-long video conference Friday evening with four of the G8 leaders who will be at the summit in Northern Ireland: British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in Europe ahead of the G8 summit, did not participate in that discussion.

Ending the two-year bloodshed in Syria, which has killed at least 93,000 people, has assumed a new sense of urgency at the annual meeting of the leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries now that the United States is getting more involved in the conflict.

It is expected Obama and other G8 leaders will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to relent on his country’s persistent blocking of proposed UN sanctions against the Assad regime.

Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and others in Putin’s inner circle have questioned claims by the United States that it has proof Assad’s forces used chemical weapons — including the nerve agent sarin — against the rebels.

Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a telephone call Friday that the “accusations put forth by the United States to Damascus about the use of chemical weapons are not supported by trustworthy facts,” according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.

Lavrov also cautioned that the deepening U.S. involvement would be “fraught with escalation in the region,” the statement said.

Speaking on Friday in Paris, Harper said he accepts the U.S. claims.

“We share the view of our allies, I think, based on the evidence before us, that there have been uses of chemical weapons in Syria by the regime,” Harper said.

“And as you know, the position of Canada on the regime is clear: we want to see Assad depart power and we want to see a regime that is representative of the entire population of Syria, which the Assad regime in its present form can never be.”

Hollande, who spoke alongside Harper, said the rebels must be held accountable for how they use the arms and ammunition supplied by the U.S.

“We must exert some military pressure,” Hollande said Friday.

“This is the reason why France, on a number of occasions, has set some principles while asking the Syrian opposition to be particularly clear as to its approach and the use of chemical weapons.”

Harper, meanwhile, has other items on his to-do list ahead of the G8.

He arrived in Ireland on Saturday as he continues his European trip. While in Dublin, Harper will meet with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore.

Talks are expected to focus on trade — specifically the free-trade pact Canada is trying to broker with the European Union.

It’s believed Ireland and France are pushing back against Canadian demands for more duty-free access to European markets. Harper has stopped in both countries on the pre-G8 leg of his trip.

He’ll stay in Dublin until Monday, when he heads to Northern Ireland for the G8 summit.

— With files from The Associated Press


 
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Top of the G8 agenda: Syria

  1. Chop up submitted comments with huge spaces as large as several lines to a paragraph!

    Materialist
    Analysis of the U.S. Orchestrated so-called “Arab

    Spring” Regime
    Change Gambit in the Mideast, Persian Gulf

    And Russia Using
    “Facebook”-Assisted Invasion by Proxy:

    “FACEBOOK”-ASSISTED
    INVASION BY PROXY AS IN LIBYA AND SYRIA
    IS A

    NEW METHOD OF USING A MINORITY TO TRY TO OVERTHROW A MAJORITY

    AND IS PART OF THE
    U.S. REGIME CHANGE GAMBIT IN THE MIDEAST, GULF STATES AND BEYOND AND REFLECTS
    THE FINAL STAGE OF CAPITALISM—PERMANENT WAR AND STATE TERRORISM! THE U.S.
    PURPOSE IS TO STEAL MIDEAST OIL, DESTROY
    HEZBOLLAH & HAMAS and TAKE OVER the WORLD!

    INVASION BY PROXY ONLY
    SUCCEEDS IF RUSSIA COOPERATES EITHER WITH A UN SECURITY COUNCIL VOTE FOR A
    “NO-FLY ZONE” OR IN A DECEPTIVE GOOD COP/BAD COP CHARADE to FURTHER WORLD
    IMPERIALIST INTERESTS!

    Russia Appeared to Partially
    Reverse its Sell-out of SYRIA and Will NOT Permit a “No-Fly Zone” for
    Syria! The USA Media Covered Up June
    17, 2013 G-8 Announcement by Russia (See BBC) that it “Would
    Fundamentally Not Allow the Scenario” of a No-Fly Zone in Syria and Recognized
    the Ba’ath Socialist Government as “The Legitimate Government of Syria!”

    In Response the USA, NATO
    and UK (!) Immediately Airlifted Heavy Weapons for USA Proxies in Aleppo with
    27 Planes Landing in Turkey and Jordan Carrying Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Tank
    Missiles also on June 17! One day later Russia Sent 2 ships Carrying 600
    Marines 20 tanks and 15 Armored Troop
    Carriers Poised to Land if USA Proxies Receive the Arms!

    On the Issue of
    USA/“Israeli” Air Strikes: Russia has Responded Falsely by Going Through The
    Motions: Russian Antiaircraft Missiles Promised to Syria Supposedly in Response
    and To Defend Against USA/“Israeli” Air Strikes have not been Shipped and are
    Useless without Trained Teams, Which Russia Refuses to Supply, while Refusing even
    to Train Syrians!

    The USA and Russia Have
    Worked Together to Try to Distract Hezbollah and LULL

    Iran with fake “Nuclear
    Talks” to Prevent Iran from Honoring its Mutual Defense Pact

    With Syria, which would End
    the USA Proxy/Mercenary Invasion of Syria ON THE SPOT!

    Syrian and Hezbollah Forces
    alone Cannot Liberate Huge Areas of Northern and Eastern

    Syria from the USA Proxy
    Invaders from 29 Different Countries! Iran’s Help is Required!

    SUMMARY OF USA PROXY
    INVASION OF SYRIA:

    The USA and Russia have
    PLAYED FOR TIME for 2 Years to allow a Gradual Takeover of Syria and to be Able
    to Present the World with a Fait Accompli by driving Syrians out of their
    Homes to deliberately create Over 1.5 Million Refugees and 5 million Homeless
    and then Blamed the Victim—Syria! The USA Falsely Believes that Syria is So
    “Fractured” after 2 Years of Proxy Invasion that it can Never Again Exist as a
    Single Nation, but only as “Multiple Sectarian Rump States” and falsely
    believes that the USA Divide and Conquer Strategies have Succeeded! The USA
    thinks that a Divided Syria is “Not a Bad End Point” and Would like Syria to
    Agree to a “Reduced Syria” in a Permanent De Facto Low-Grade War with USA
    Sharia -Jihadists! Russia Supported the Hezbollah-Assisted Syrian Rout and
    Roundup of the USA Mercenary Invaders from the Key Supply Town Qusair. Few
    escaped! This supports a Reversal of the Russian Sell-out! But Iran’s
    Boots-on-the-Ground Assistance is Required to Eliminate USA-backed
    Jihadists from Huge Areas In Northern & Eastern Syria which they have been
    permitted to “Occupy” and which are Supplied by USA Puppet states of Jordan and
    Turkey, etc.! There Can Thus be No “Political Solution” until the Entire USA
    Proxy Invading Mercenary Army of Jihadists is Permanently Expelled from ALL SYRIAN
    TERRITORY!

    But Russia has been so EAGER
    To Turn Syria over to the USA Foreign Mercenaries/Proxies/Jihadists and Total
    Chaos JUST LIKE RUSSIA DID with LIBYA and IRAQ, but has Not Wanted To Make
    it OBVIOUS! To Cover itself Russia also Refused to Support a NATO
    Article 5, Patriot Missile “No-fly Zone” from Turkey and Jordan and opposed Direct
    USA arming of its Proxies, which was previously carried out Indirectly through
    Turkey Saudi Arabia, etc. Russia also opposes the Prospect of a Direct
    USA/NATO-Sponsored Invasion on the Phony Pretext of “Securing Syrian Chemical
    Weapons!” The Russian Black Sea Fleet Conducted Exercises Off the Syrian Coast
    And Deployed Five Landing Warships with Vehicles and Hundreds of Marines Primarily
    in order to Falsely Disassociate from their USA Partner! Russia Returned
    to Its Original Position that “The Syrian People Must Decide Who Runs Syria
    (HaHaHa!),” while Medvedev Hypocritically Reaffirmed: “Assad’s Days Are
    Numbered!” The USA and Russia, Playing BAD COP/ GOOD COP have Done Everything
    Possible to Overthrow the Ba’ath Socialist Party-Led Syrian Government! But
    Despite Death Squad Atrocities for Which Syria would HAVE NO MOTIVE,
    Mass Provocations, Divide and Conquer, Deliberate Sabotage by Russia and a
    Barrage of Big Lies to Try to Break The Morale of the Syrian People,
    “the 2 Partners” have Not Been able Defeat Syria because Ba’ath Socialism Is
    Supported by the Overwhelming Majority including those driven out of Syria by
    the USA Proxies!

    NOTE: All Sarin Nerve Gas
    used in Syria has been Supplied Directly by the USA to their Proxies in small
    Amounts to Use Against the Syrian Military and Civilians in Provocations! RUSSIAN
    SPECIAL FORCES

    Have been in Charge Of Syrian Military “Strategy” for Over Nine Months (!) and
    up Until April 2013 have Deliberately Sabotaged Every Aspect of Syrian Strategy
    and Tactics of Working with Civilians which Allowed Easy Roundups of USA
    Mercenaries and Death Squads as In Tremseh!
    For Many Months Russia Has Directed Syria NOT to Send In Ground
    Forces after Air Attacks, which has Permitted USA Mercenary Proxies to OCCUPY
    Large Parts Of Northern and Eastern Syria with Virtual Shoestring Forces!
    Russia has Instructed Syria and Iran NOT to Reveal the USA Proxy Foreign
    Invasion of Syria by Jihadists from 29 Countries for WHAT IT IS! But Syria NOW
    Needs IRAN’S Direct Mutual Defense Pact BOOTS ON THE GROUND Assistance
    to Immediately End the USA Proxy Invasion Overthrow Attempt, which is
    NOT a “CIVIL WAR” and is NOT a “SECTARIAN CONFLICT” and is NOT “AN UPRISING!”
    All False Designations designed To Discourage IRAN and to try to Falsely
    Legitimize the USA Proxy INVASION!

    In yet another Predictable
    Divide and Conquer Provocation to Attempt to Extend their Proxy War into
    Lebanon the USA has ORDERED its Puppet “United Nations” to Try to Build
    Sunni Refugee Camps in Syria starting in Shiite Hezbollah Areas!!! The Faster
    that Syria Ends the USA Proxy Invasion the faster Refugees can Return to
    Socialist Syria! Why should they live as Refugees?

    Capitalism is Fundamentally
    Based on War, Mass Murder, Crime and Subjugation. The USA Proxy War to
    Overthrow Syria is a Prime Example! The ONE-WAY DYNAMIC OF CAPITALISM
    has driven the So-Called “Arab Spring” as a USA-Orchestrated Regime Change
    Gambit Throughout the Mideast and Persian Gulf! Russia has SUPPORTED ALL
    USA Provocations including the May 10, 2013 Turkish Border Town Bomb
    Provocation at Reyhanli set off by USA-Directed Turkish Proxies as yet another
    False Pretext to call For a NATO “No-Fly Zone! Russia has supported the
    Majority of USA False Propaganda regarding Syria, Libya, etc. or else Remained
    Silent in Passive Support! For Example, the USA has Directed its Syrian Proxies
    to Fire Mortars into Turkey on a CONTINUOUS Basis thus Exposing it as
    a USA “False Flag” Provocation used to
    Serve as a False Pretext for Turkey to Call for a USA/NATO Article 5 “No-Fly
    Zone!”

    In an earlier Provocation
    the USA Directed its Proxy Mercenaries to Use Chlorine Gas, which they had
    Stolen From Syria in December 2012, against Syrian Forces in Syria! By April
    2013 the USA had Begun to Provide SARIN Nerve Gas to its Mercenary Proxy
    Jihadists and then Blamed…“Syria!?” The USA and its “Israel” Proxy and France Falsely Accuse Syrian Forces
    of Using “Chemical Weapons” in order to Maximize False Propaganda to Call for a
    “No-Fly Zone” and falsely justify USA/“Israeli” Air Strikes! This Is how the
    USA Has Dealt with The Russian Demand that there be no Direct USA Invasion
    based on the False Claim that Syria was “Using Chemical Weapons!” The USA has Given
    its proxy “Israel” the Green Light to Carry Out Air Strikes to Support
    USA Proxy/Jihadists! The “Syrian Chemical Weapons” claim And the “Iran Nuclear
    WMD Program” claim are Both “Iraq WMD” Déjà Vu Provocations all
    over Again! The USA Has Resorted To Escalating Provocations Because
    their Proxies ARE LOSING! Hence the May

    10th Provocation! Russia Covers Up the
    USA-Directed False Flag Provocation in another Quid Pro Quo by Condemning Syria
    at the UN (!) And by Falsely Labeling Relentless Turkish Shelling of Syria:
    “Justified Turkish Retaliation.(!!)”(RT, Oct 7, 2012). Russia and USA Plan to
    Stage “Transition Peace Talks,” which Are used to try to legitimize USA
    Proxy Jihadist Invaders! Russia previously Lulled Iran with Totally Phony
    “Nuclear Talks” and has Discouraged Iran from Honoring its Mutual Defense Pact
    With Syria! Russia has Received Nothing but False Promises to “Pull Back On
    The “USA Missile Shield,” for its Latest Quid Pro Quo, while Continuing to
    Dig Deeper its very Own Gorbachev-Stalinist, anti-Communist Grave!

  2. National Security Agency Surveillance Programs, Edward
    Snowden and Bradley Manning:

    The subsequent
    revelation by all media on June 7, 2013 of GIGANTIC
    USA and UK phone and Internet surveillance programs rubber-stamped by Congress
    and “secret intelligence courts” documents this conclusively. It was revealed
    that the so-called National Security Agency (NSA) and MI6
    British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have ALSO
    been tapping directly into servers of ALL social media
    websites, e.g. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc. to track Online
    communication in a program called “PRISM!” The capitalist
    dictatorship also controls the entire Internet by either permitting NO
    COMMENT WHATSOEVER or by requiring “sign-ins” and “passwords,” which
    the so-called “intelligence community” then immediately deletes
    (!) to prevent access to virtually ALL media websites,
    which block any political comments except occasional brainless “peanut gallery
    twitter-type” responses. The USA also blocks hundreds of servers
    so that American users of the Internet are never able to read anything but
    approved propaganda and Big Lies of Commission or Omission.
    Chopping up sentences into sentence fragments separated by huge spaces
    sometimes as large as several lines is another method virtually ALL
    websites use to decrease readership even of comments they do permit! “We are
    modifying comments” blocks the rest! The irrefutable fact that ALL
    “Terrorist Plots” from the 911 Trade Center Provocation Attack to
    the 2001 and Subsequent Anthrax Provocations to the Underpants
    Bomber to the Times Square Bomber to the Boston
    Marathon Bombers to the Buffalo New York High School Student
    “Terrorist Plot” to the Florida High School Student “Terrorist
    Plot” were ALL SET-UPS is proof the claim by “Gen.” Keith
    Alexander, director of the NSA, that “surveillance helped stop dozens of
    attacks” is a BIG LIE! (Even Democratic Senators Ron Wyden and
    Mark Udall said they had seen no evidence NSA programs had produced
    “uniquely valuable intelligence.” The surveillance described by Edward
    Snowden was partly used to locate Islamic Fundamentalists in the USA, who were
    then immediately contacted by deep-cover NSA/CIA agents sent in who pretended
    to support them and then set them up with explosives, pick targets, etc. Thus
    any supposed “terrorist plot” has already been reported in the media! There
    were not more than a half-dozen “plots!” The USA also spies on China, Russia,
    UK, EU and all 197 countries in the United Nations! There can be no exceptions!
    The USA is waging war against the entire world!

    There has been
    an enormous media build-up of Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, and
    previously Julian Assange, comparing them to Daniel Ellsberg, who released the
    Pentagon Papers, who merely represented that faction of USA capitalism which
    wanted an end to the Vietnam War; Woodward and Bernstein who wrote a cover-up
    of the Watergate Bloodless Removal of Richard Nixon by Nelson Rockefeller—the
    real “Deep Throat;” and Phillip Agee (the CIA deep cover “limited
    hang-out” operative who specialized in “Covert Action” information who
    pretended he had “defected from the CIA” in the 1980s. Agee acted as a
    supposed “authoritative source” for
    leftists unaware of his purpose, which was to try to monopolize conspiracies in
    order to cover up imperialist political policies and political assassinations,
    etc. from a supposed “left” position and keep genuine opposition loyal to
    capitalism by keeping them confused and by never ever proposing the
    solution—Socialism. Manning and Assange, on the other hand appear to be a manipulee
    cutouts. There is no possible way that Bradley Manning or any one
    person anywhere could have accumulated 250,000 United States diplomatic state
    department cables; and 500,000 army reports (the Iraq War logs and Afghan War logs)
    onto one or even two (2) computers (!), which were then
    serialized by Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, WHO CENSORED (“redacted”) ALL
    documents before release to the media! It took a lot of long,
    coordinated arduous work from all branches and offices of the State Department
    worldwide and the USA military to get this information to these
    people who were then hung out to dry! Assange, a vehement
    anti-Communist, is presented as the only person in his Australian University
    class who did not work for DARPA! Right! (HaHaHa!) Assange
    undoubtedly has also worked for DARPA the whole time as a
    deep-cover “intelligence” operative. The Wikileaks revelations were apparently
    thus a total set-up: 1.) to popularize USA
    Statecraft and 2.) to try to generate patriotism at the same time by charging
    Manning and Assange and now Snowden as “traitors.” Remember this is not our
    country; we just live here! We owe no loyalty to the capitalist dictatorship!
    Snowden, on the other hand by his statements is entirely different than Manning
    and Assange, who indeed may have inspired him! Manning, though he had huge
    outside help appears to have been sincerely motivated, while Assange was NOT!
    Snowden alone appears to have credibility in what he did and from his
    statements and apparently had no outside help and is therefore apparently
    entirely legitimate. However, the mass awareness of the such a huge
    surveillance operation which included emails, telephone calls and Internet
    social networking sites, etc., which is almost entirely useless from an intelligence
    point of view as explained above, as US Senators Wyden et al concur, DOES
    nevertheless have an enormous INTIMIDATING EFFECT on the USA and
    EU populations. Such a level of INTIMIDATION functions to hinder
    and block the ability to organize to oppose their own economic and biological
    extermination presently begun to reduce the “population demographic.” The
    answer is NOT to allow oneself to become intimidated and to
    organize and to remember that the morale of the entire capitalist dictatorship
    in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere is at rock bottom! Organization is
    easier if people are not living in fear! Manning, Snowden and Assange
    should all be defended despite the fact that Manning and Assange and Wikileaks
    had enormous USA government assistance and the information which WAS
    released is all censored and manipulated. This is a very important distinction.
    The information all 3 have released and the actual circumstances of its release
    should be used to raise awareness to help to reorganize a genuine Communist
    Party and a Socialist Revolution in the United States and Worldwide.

    Surveillance by
    Drones Expands in the USA and Worldwide!

    For purposes of INTIMIDATION
    almost entirely the Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to
    open US airspace to unmanned aircraft (drones) by October 2015. The aerospace
    industry predicts there will be 30,000 drones deployed globally within five
    years, half of them in the United States the Associated
    Press news agency reported. (BBC, June 19, 2013) The USA
    is a hard capitalist dictatorship known as Rule by Decree and takes the form of
    a bureaucratic, military police state which is hardening by the day!

    William H. Depperman, Coordinator

    United Front Against Racism

    And Capitalism-Imperialism

    New York, N.Y. 10003

    Revised June 20, 2013

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