Colin Powell’s ex-assistant on Trump’s Syria war


This video from the USA says about itself:

Col. Larry Wilkerson on Syria: War Powers is the “Surest Way to Tyranny”

16 April 2018

As James Madison once saidwar powers is the surest way to tyranny” and tyranny will prevail if people remain apathetic. says Col. Larry Wilkerson.

Colonel Larry Wilkerson is the former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Like Powell himself, he now regrets Powell’s lying speech at the United Nations about supposed ‘weapons of mass destruction’ in Iraq; a pretext for the George W Bush administration to start the Iraq war.

Britain: Syria: Robert Fisk‘s Douma visit shows evidence of chemical attack ‘flimsy at best’, Labour’s Chris Williamson charges: here.

Bombing is not the path to peace in Syria. The lessons of Iraq and Libya underline the dangers of reckless military interventions, writes RICHARD BURGON.

British demonstrators against bombing Syria

UK government rejects Corbyn’s demand for parliament to vote on war: here.

This 17 April 2018 video from the British Parliament is called Corbyn: Does this mean countries could now bomb Saudi airfields over crisis in Yemen?

Will Trump pardon Cheney’s Iraq war scandal’s Libby?


This video from the USA says about itself:

Fair Game: “Fair Game” Director Talks Plamegate Scandal

2 December 2010

On Thursday’s “Washington Unplugged”, CBS News chief political consultant Marc Ambinder was joined by Doug Liman, director of “Fair Game”, the real life tale of exposed CIA operative Valerie Plame.

USA: TRUMP REPORTEDLY PLANS TO PARDON SCOOTER LIBBY The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice after a leak that disclosed a CIA agent’s name. [HuffPost]

That CIA agent was Valerie Plame. Cheney and Libby outed her as revenge for her debunking of their lie that Iraq was supposedly buying uranium from Niger to make weapons of mass destruction; a lie which the Bush-Cheney administration intended to use as pretext for starting the Iraq war. This is called the Plamegate scandal.

UPDATE: meanwhile, Trump has pardoned Libby. Joe Wilson Reacts To Scooter Libby Pardon: ‘Trump Is A Vile And Despicable Individual’. The former ambassador and his wife, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, were at the center of the Libby case. She says Trump’s basis for the pardon is “simply false”: here.

No to Trump’s, Blair’s warmongering


This video from the USA says about itself:

Syria War Being Justified By Same Type of Propaganda As Iraq; Stop Believing the Lies

12 December 2016

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After decades of the United States rationalizing war and regime change on lies, the American people no longer get a pass to blindly accept more of the same in Syria. JUST like it was ENTIRELY possible to know in real time that the justifications for war in Iraq were predicated on lies, so it is with Syria. We stand on the edge of escalating a conflict which could trigger a much wider war, and the corporate FAKE news media AGAIN acts as stenographers for lies. SHAMEFUL.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, April 13, 2018

We must not be bulldozed into another war by Blair and co

THERESA MAY has no mandate to order Britain’s air force to take part in any bombing spree against Syria, which would not only be illegal but fraught with danger.

Securing a Cabinet majority for tailing behind whatever decision is taken across the Atlantic will confer neither legality nor justification for further death and destruction in Syria.

Those who advocate bombing Syria don’t even justify their stance militarily, talking airily about “punishing” or “sending a message to” Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin or both of them.

This is typical of the woolly thinking that passes for rigorous debate among the political elite in Parliament and mass media.

It is confused, dishonest and potentially dangerous for all bar those who prattle on about the need for military action, especially in central Asia, the Middle East and north Africa, from the safety of their cosy Westminster benches.

Surely it beggars belief that disgraced former prime minister and serial war criminal Tony Blair is again parading through media news rooms to share his opinion that he supports military action in Syria.

“If the US are taking action, we should be prepared to be alongside them”, he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme as though we’ve all drawn a line under the lies he told to cajole pliable Labour MPs to back the disastrous 2003 invasion of Iraq.

While Labour’s membership has moved on from the Blair years — and has swollen manyfold in response to the election of a consistent peace campaigner as leaderits parliamentary ranks remain blighted by too many armchair generals.

Labour Party organisations and constituents should act quickly to contact all MPs — not only the usual violence fetishists — to demand that they oppose the drive to war and insist that May does not go behind the back of Parliament to approve military action.

Jeremy Corbyn has been a consistent voice for sanity in this crisis, following the same principled approach he has adopted in similar circumstances when warmongers, backed by the mass media, have tried to intimidate peace forces into silence.

If Russian or US planes are shot down or troops on the ground are attacked, escalation can be all but guaranteed.

Moscow has indicated that it will not withdraw its forces from defensive positions around airfields and other key installations to give the US air force a free run to hit the Syrian army or its Iranian, Lebanese and other allies.

Russia has drawn a line between international law and imperialist piracy and is unlikely to retreat from this position.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has already declared its intention to send investigation teams to Douma to seek evidence of the chemical attack that jihadist-linked groups insist took place and which is denied by both Damascus and Moscow.

The May government approached OPCW for confirmation of the agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Why not wait to see what it reports on Douma?

Britain has already been bulldozed by Blair and company into one mass bloodletting on the basis of false evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We don’t need another just 15 years later.

Corbyn is not alone in demanding that Parliament should have the final say on military action.

The Liberal Democrats and Scottish nationalists also want a vote but have not spoken out against the Tories’ war fever, raising fears that they will back air raids amid inconsequential nitpicking.

They and the government must be told unmistakably that people in Britain don’t want another war.

Don’t take us into another illegal war. As May summons her cabinet to discuss military action in Syria, MPs warn against doing so without giving Parliament a say: here.