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U.S. Determined To Start War In Syria: Senior Russian MP

Russian Information Agency Novosti
September 3, 2013

US Shows Its Determination to Start Syria War – Russian MP

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USS Nimitz

MOSCOW: By redeploying its USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and four other ships, the United States shows its determination to start a military campaign in Syria, a senior Russian lawmaker has said.

Reuters reported on Monday, citing unnamed defense officials, that the Nimitz and supporting ships entered the Red Sea at about 10:00 GMT. The task force, however, had not received any orders to move into the Mediterranean, where five U.S. destroyers and an amphibious ship, the USS San Antonio, remain poised for possible cruise missile strikes against Syria.

“By sending the Nimitz nucelear aircraft carrier to Syria’s shores, Obama demonstrates that the military action has been postponed, but not cancelled, and that he is determined to start a war,” said Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee in the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma.

US President Barack Obama on Saturday formally requested the Congress to approve a military operation in Syria. In a statement from the White House Rose Garden, Obama said he had decided that the United States should take military action against targets in Syria, reiterating US assertions that the government of President Bashar Assad was to blame for the apparent use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war.

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday compared the situation in Syria to “a barrel of gunpowder, to which a fire is approaching.”

“Nobody knows what would happen [after the US strike]. Everyone will lose control of the situation when this gunpowder barrel explodes. Chaos and extremism will spread, and there is a risk that the whole region will plunge into a war,” he said.

Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group, a close ally of Assad’s regime said it was mobilizing and redeploying its forces to prepare for a potential US military action, Agence France-Presse said. Citing the Al-Akhbar daily, close to both Hezbollah and the Syrian regime, the agency said the group had “called on all its officers and members to man their positions.”

Hezbollah members have long been fighting alongside Syrian troops and against rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

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Interfax
September 2, 2013

Russian lawmakers will go to U.S. if congressmen are willing to discuss Syria – Duma deputy

MOSCOW: A trip of Russian lawmakers to the U.S. will depend on whether the U.S. congressmen are prepared to maintain a dialogue on Syria, Russian State Duma international affairs committee head Alexei Pushkov said.

“This issue will be discussed with the U.S. side in the near future, and if it agrees to such a visit and the U.S. Congress is ready for a dialogue on Syria, a Russian delegation will hold negotiations on the matter with U.S. congressmen in the near future,” Pushkov’s press service quoted him as saying in commenting on reports that Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko and State Duma Chairperson Sergei Naryshkin proposed sending a joint Russian parliamentary delegation to the U.S. to discuss Syria with U.S. congressmen, and President Vladimir Putin approved of the proposal.

“A delegation is currently being formed of State Duma and Federation Council members, which will be ready to fly to the U.S.,” Pushkov said.

Pushkov’s press service said the delegation’s composition will be announced on Tuesday.

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Itar-Tass
September 2, 2013

Sergei Lavrov: If US uses force against Syria, Geneva II to be in limbo

MOSCOW: If the United States uses force against Syria, the international conference on the resolution of the Syrian conflict commonly known as Geneva II will be thrown far back or may not even be held at all, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

“I have strong doubts that the opposition will become more compliant after a strike. If the action announced by the U.S. president takes place to our profound regret, it will throw the forum far back, if not forever,” Lavrov said after talks with his South African colleague Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Monday, September 2.

“But political settlement will prevail in some other form anyway. It’s just we have to understand that the more we delay it, the more casualties we will see among civilians,” the minister said.

Nkoana-Mashabane agreed that Geneva II would be the only solution to the Syrian crisis.

At their talks in Moscow on May 7, Lavrov and Kerry agreed to hold an international conference on the basis of the Geneva Communique of June 30, 2012, in order to try to overcome the crisis in Syria.

Lavrov and Kerry said that their countries would encourage both the Syrian government and opposition groups to look for a political solution.

As the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for the Syrian Crisis, Brahimi has consistently called on the U.S. and Russia to exercise leadership and work together to initiate a process to implement the Geneva Declaration of June 30, 2012.

That document – issued after a meeting in the Swiss city of the Action Group for Syria – lays out key steps in a process to end the violence. Among other items, it calls for the establishment of a transitional governing body, with full executive powers and made up by members of the present Government and the opposition and other groups, as part of agreed principles and guidelines for a Syrian-led political transition.

Russia remains convinced that there is no alternative to a political settlement in Syria, Lavrov said.

Russian and American experts were scheduled to meet in The Hague on August 28 to prepare the international conference on Syria, commonly referred to Geneva II. But the meeting did not take place.

“We should, against all the odds, seek the earliest convocation of the Geneva II conference in accordance with the Russian-U.S. initiative adopted on May 7 of this year,” Lavrov said earlier.

“We need to do everything to move towards realisation of the assigned goals: the unification of efforts of the Syrian government and opposition to eradicate terrorism and oust terrorists from Syria,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“The government and opposition should reach an agreement in principle on how a transition period should take place in Syria. It should be based on common accord between the government and the opposition,” Lavrov said.

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  1. September 3, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Let me understand America’s outrage about the use of WMD’s and chemical weapons… are we not the same Americans who used nuclear weapons twice in my lifetime killing over 75,000 Japanese victims? 

We used Agent Orange and Napalm in Vietnam for decades… We used Cluster bombs and Uranium tipped warheads on the Serbians in 1999. John Kerry has his nerve! This hypocrite also has Chutpzah!

    We starved to death 500,000 Iraqi children and Secretary Albright told Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes… “it was worth it.” Now we pound our collective chests that 1,400 victims were gassed in Syria?



    We used cluster bombs on Serbian civilians in 1999 then Gen. Wesley Clark refused for ten years to release the maps so that unexploded cluster bombs could be removed from Serbian territory that was maiming and killing innocent victims. In Serbia after the war ended in 1999, over 515 ancient Serbian Christian churches were destroyed in Kosovo by Muslim terrorists, right under the noses of 17,000 NATO troops and the US manages to remain silent as we allow these KLA terrorists to amputate Serbia with impunity.

    

It appears that the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION and John Kerry are just as eager to use stage-managed smoke and mirrors diplomacy much like Clinton and Gen. Wesley Clark did in Kosovo. The pretext to bomb Serbia was an alleged massacre of 45 Albanians called “The Racak Massacre,” however the crime scene discovered by Ambassador William Walker was a ruse, a lie and a fabricated event. Forensic experts from 4 countries clearly revealed that the 45 Albanians were killed the previous day during a firefight with Serb forces. The evidence also revealed that the bodies were moved to the bloodless “crime scene” and that their military uniforms were replaced with street clothing. The experts also said the mutilation of these bodies was done after the victims were dead… the perfect set up for worldwide photo propaganda to distract us from the truth. The American media eat up this stage managed crime scene like lap dogs.

    

In his CNN press conference Ambassador Walker said: “I only cried twice in my life… when my mother died and when I discovered the Racak Massacre.” But that lie begs another question… As Ambassador to El Salvador when thousands of Salvadorians were decapitated and their heads placed on pikes dotted the countryside…WHY WERE THERE NO TEARS from Ambassador Walker? The answer is quite clear… because those goons and thugs were trained on American military bases. Ambassador William Walker has been to Kosovo 6 times since the end of bombing in 1999 to no doubt plot and plan more murder of the remaining 78,000 Serbs who were 350,000 in Kosovo just 15 years ago ….



    BEWARE of the US STATE DEPARTMENT who lie as a general rule. Hillary asked us “What Difference Does it Make?” What Difference Does It Make that her husband President Clinton turned the Oval Office into a brothel?

    It makes a great deal of difference to Americans of conscience and integrity if our government is lying to us and making us pay the billions of dollars for their mistakes. JOHN KERRY reminds us how repugnant the use of chemical weapons are but remains silent about the war crimes of our own government that used Agent Orange, Napalm, cluster bombs and Uranium tipped warheads with impunity.

    Hold your nose on Syria… we are about to be hoodwinked again into supporting more war and the Industrial Military Complex that President Eisenhower warned us against.

    

William Dorich, Beverly Hills


    The writer is the author of the new book: Memoirs of a Serbian-American Dissident.

http://www.gmbooks.com/product/Memoirs.html

  2. rosemerry
    September 3, 2013 at 6:53 am

    The USA has long disdained international law and acts sudenly and with violence to any eventuality it chooses to target. Perhaps Madeleine Albright’s suggestion that they have the weapons, so why not use them , is their only criterion. Certainly the USA cannot pretend to be afraid of being attacked by Syria, or pretend it acts for humanitarian reasons, which would be a first!.

  3. September 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    9/9/13 Monday CST
    TO: All who choose to read.
    My first Question what is the UN doing about gas issue ?
    It appears to me that the UN should be the ones to control the Gas issue – Not America.
    If the use of Gas is a world issue why don’t Russia, China, India, England, Germany, France, Spine and other countries do something?
    It appears to me the UN needs to be defunded and closed for not doing their job.

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