Stopping Barry O’Bomber’s Rush to War

Ralph Nader Stopping Barry O’Bomber’s Rush to War Dear President Obama: Little did your school boy chums in Hawaii, watching you race up and down the basketball court, know how prescient they were when they nicknamed you “Barry O’Bomber”. Little did your fellow Harvard Law Review editors, who elected you to...

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Obama Reframes Syria: Metaphor and War Revisited

President Obama has reframed his position on Syria, adjusting the Red Line metaphor: It wasn’t his Red Line, not his responsibility for drawing it. It was the Red Line drawn by the world, by the international community—both legally by international treaty, and morally by universal revulsion against the use of poison gas by Assad....

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Obama and Putin: Time for Diplomacy on Syria

Amy Goodman truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/obama_and_putin_time_for_diplomacy_on_syria_20130904/ “Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack Obama ramped...

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How Israel Is driving the US to War in Syria

Max Blumenthal Mondoweiss http://mondoweiss.net/2013/09/dubious-intelligence-and-iran-blackmail-how-israel-is-driving-the-us-to-war-in-syria.html President Barack Obama’s August 31 announcement that he would seek congressional authorization to strike Syria has complicated an aggressive Israeli campaign to render a US attack inevitable. While the Israelis are far from the only force in bringing the US to the brink of war –...

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