The military commands in both the US and Britain have sought increased funding and stepped up deployments of arms and personnel in preparation for an anticipated war against Iran: here. See also here.
Military Strikes Not the Answer in Syria. Ramah Kudaimi, Truthout: “The awful pictures, videos and stories coming out of Syria have US government officials starting to consider more serious options to help Syrians overthrow their authoritarian regime, including military intervention. Although it is estimated that at least 6,000 people have been killed in the past 11 months, military strikes would fail to protect civilians and make the situation even worse for Syrians”: here.
David Cameron’s bluster and threats over the internal situation in Syria are sickening in their hypocrisy: here.
Britain and its allies stood accused on Saturday of “fuelling and fabricating crisis” in the Middle East in order to justify regime change to control the region: here.
U.S. threatens Pakistan: drop Iran pipeline: here.
Richard Schiffman | How the News Media Doesn’t Give Peace a Chance. Richard Schiffman, Truthout: “Once again, we are being presented with war as a fait accompli. But does such reporting function as a self-fulfilling prophecy? Who can forget Judith Miller, The New York Times reporter whose stories, claiming falsely that Iraq had developed weapons of mass destruction, were used by the Bush administration as a pretext for invading that country in 2003 to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein”: here.
Robert Gates: Attacking Iran Would Be a “Catastrophe”: here.