Rattling the Sabre on Syria: Time to Cut Through Media Disinformation
By Global Research and Global Research
Global Research, September 05, 2013

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War, weapons, invasion, incursion, lies, legalities, murder… Are we really here again?

The headlines of both mainstream and alternative media are replete with ever-evolving news on Syria. The world is holding its breath in terror, with many taking to the streets in protest and others working hard to ensure the truth on Syria reaches as many people as possible in an effort to prevent what would undeniably be a catastrophic war.

Fingers are being pointed and accusations flung hard and fast, but there are a few key points to keep in mind. According to Phil Greaves:

It seems many have forgotten the last two and a half years of western sabre-rattling and covert military aggression against the Syrian state. It is worth reiterating that without the vast amount of military, financial, and diplomatic largesse the west and their regional clients have thrown at the “revolutionary rebels” in Syria – who have now beyond doubt been exposed as sectarian extremists, lead and dominated by Al Qaeda ideologues – the violent insurgency in Syria would have been defeated long ago by the Syrian army. (See “Syria: Obama’s Pretext for War“, Global Research)

In addition, Michel Chossudovsky writes:

“No one can reasonably believe in a “war on terrorism” which consists in channeling money and weapons to the terrorists. It’s a non sequitur.” (See “What Happened to the “Global War on Terrorism”? The U.S. is “Fighting for Al Qaeda” in Syria“, Global Research)

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