Stanly Johny, August 30, 2013
History repeats itself. Not as a farce; but as tragedy. Those who witnessed the White House-led propaganda against Iraq in the run-up to the 2003 American war on that country cannot miss the startling similarities between those days and the past few ones. Replace Iraq with Syria. It’s almost a reloading of history. If Iraq was part of a larger American plan to reshape the Middle East, irrespective of what all the explanation the Bush clique and the neocon media were distributing, the real reasons behind a possible Syrian war cannot be different.
Stanly Johny, July 4, 2013
US President Barack Obama’s decision to step up America’s involvement in the Syrian war has come hardly as a surprise.
Newsclick Production, June 22, 2013
The United States has provided more arms to the rebel groups claiming that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the militants.
The rhetoric on Syrian chemical weapons is similar to the false charges against Iraq on WMDs in the run-up to the 2003 US-led invasion. The investigations of the UN Human Rights Committee have reported that it cannot confirm the US claim on Syria chemical weapons. Russia and China have made clear that any attempt at a replay of Iraq or of Libya will not be allowed through the UN Security Council.
Newsclick talks to Vijay Prashad, eminent writer and commentator, on the developments in Syria. Prashad says that the policy of the US and the Nato powers, it seems, is to bleed Syria to ultimately weaken the Hezbollah and Iran.
Ibrahim al-Amin, May 13, 2013
Israel’s Sunday air strikes on military targets in Damascus has led to much speculation about the motives behind the attack and whether Syria – or its Iranian or Hezbollah allies – will respond in kind.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, June 1, 2012
Courtesy: Sharmine Narwani, Alakhbar, May 28, 2012
Courtesy: Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter, April 19, 2012