Newsclick Production, September 7, 2013
Newsclick discusses with senior political analyst Aijaz Ahmad the happenings in Syria, the US attempts to bomb Syria, the international responses to these developments and what could happen to the whole West Asian scenario. Aijaz Ahmad says that the US Congressional approval for bombing Syria could play either way – it might seem as if the US Congress is taking charge and preventing Obama from bombing Syria, or it may well be that the resolution may be approved, giving unlimited authority to Obama to go ahead.
Stanly Johny, September 6,2013
Saddam Hussein called the first Iraq war the “mother of all battles”. Wait a minute before you blame me for quoting a dead “despised dictator”. Look at today’s Middle East and North Africa.
Prabir Purkayastha, September 6, 2013
The world seems to be moving on two different tracks on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Almost the only narrative in the US is did Assad regime use chemical weapons, but what should be the US response. The evidence of Assad government using chemical weapons needs to be at least plausible, for the world to accept unilateral US military strikes. In the rest of the world, barring perhaps only France, there is deep scepticism about such US claims.
Prabir Purkayastha, May 2, 2013
Syria using chemical weapons and crossing of a “red line” painted by Obama is now being used to justify possible military intervention, or if not, at least direct weapons supplies to the Syrian rebels.
Ibrahim al-Amin, Courtesy: Alakhbar English, July 17, 2012
Israel and its backers have been hinting at possible military intervention in Syria on the pretext of preventing the transfer of its chemical weapons stockpiles to the Lebanese resistance. Such a step would set the region ablaze. Iran and Hezbollah have let it be known to all concerned that they would not stand idly by.
Putting aside all theoretical commentary about what is happening in Syria and the region, it would seem that we face a very high risk of a major explosion in the coming weeks.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 12 May 2012
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Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Jan. 7, 2012