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116 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Read The Constitution Before Moving Forward in Syria

116 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Read The Constitution Before Moving Forward in Syria | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

One wonders if Barack Obama lends an ear to anything Congress says. I mean, after all, they aren't threatening impeachment. They don't even consider it worthwhile. So what's to keep Obama from

 

// source-Url: http://dcclothesline.com/2013/08/30/116-members-of-congress-urge-obama-to-read-the-constitution-before-moving-forward-in-syria/.


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US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict cc @StateDept #syria #syrie #siria

US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict cc @StateDept #syria #syrie #siria | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

 

source Url: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_31/USs-Kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-Syrian-conflict-6127/


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Juan Carlos Hernandez's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:02 PM

US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict cc @StateDept #syria #syrie #siria

 

Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack had suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing. Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC, illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The Secretary of State forgot to mention, however, that this photo was taken during US intervention in Iraq back in 2003.

The photo which was later retracted was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons launched by Assad’s regime.

However, it was later exposed that the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq. 
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_31/USs-Kerry-caught-using-fake-photos-to-fuel-Syrian-conflict-6127/

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Military-Ruled Egypt Opposes US Strike on #Syria - Juan Cole

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Juan Carlos Hernandez's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:37 PM

Military-Ruled Egypt Opposes US Strike on #Syria - Juan Cole

 

The newly assertive Egyptian military and the civilian transitional government in Egypt are helping make President Obama’s life difficult. Likely it was Egypt that blocked the Arab League from calling for intervention against the Syrian regime despite its condemnation of Damascus for using chemical weapons.

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy rejected a Western strike on Syria. He said that no country could attack another save in self-defense or in the case of a UN Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force. The military-dominated government in Cairo despises political Islam and therefore doesn’t like the rebel forces. It now tilts toward the Arab Nationalist line of the Syrian Baath.

Leftist Egyptian politician Hamdeen Sabahi called on all Arabs to unite against a Western attack on Syria. He warned that if Syria were hit, Egypt would be next. This is paranoid stuff; the US has no intention of bombing Egypt!

Some Egyptian officials have criticized the US for not having a clear strategy for ‘the day after’.

Hosni Mubarak and Muhammad Morsi might have cooperated with the US on a strike. Those days are long past.