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Thursday, August 29, 2013

US and other imperialists gears up for war

The US is gearing up for another war. It is a war most people in the US don’t want. While the president is showing some restraint, other US politicians want to jump right in or at least hurry the process.
According to Aljazeera;
US Secretary of State John Kerry has signaled his country's intention to act on Syria, describing the use of chemical weapons as a "moral obscenity" and pinning the blame on the Syrian government.
In a strongly worded and emotive statement on Monday, Kerry said that it was "undeniable" that chemical weapons killed hundreds of people last Wednesday near Damascus, adding that the Syrian government must be held accountable.
The use of chemical weapons on civilians is criminal, but it may not just be the Syrian government doing it.
According to the Las Vegas Guardian Express;
As the Syrian revolt continues to tear the country apart, the international community has been eager to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, even as it became clear that the rebels do not, in fact, represent a popular uprising against the oppression of the Assad regime. According to UN diplomat Carla del Ponte, however, it appears that the recent chemical weapons attack, in April, was carried out by the Syrian rebels and not the regime, as it had been widely assumed. Speaking to a Swiss television channel, del Ponte said that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels had carried out the attack. She also said UN investigators had seen no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons, but that further investigation was needed.
So this latest chemical attack may not be as clear and simple as it first seemed. Even if it is, why is it the US’ responsibility to right such an injustice? And, although Kerry and other politicians claim they are not tying to remove Assad.  they said the same thing in Libya when they were just punishing Muammar al-Gaddafi, when they actually helped the rebels win the war and clearly wanted a “regime change” to a more imperialist friendly government. As stated in Guardian, these rebels don’t deserve our help. They are only tearing the country apart. This is one more US war to further the US Empire’s agenda and we don’t need it.

-សតិវ អតុ

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