Bankrupt at Home and Abroad, Syria Shows Washington is a Spent Geopolitical Player by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
October 19, 2013

US policy on Syria could be described as “a comedy of errors” if the consequences for human suffering were not so brutal. Having largely created a quagmire of terrorism and lawlessness in Syria through covert insurgency operations over the past two and half years, the US government looks like a hapless Doctor Frankenstein who has lost control of the beast, or should we say beasts….

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Western Emperors Have No Clothes by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
June 11, 2013

The military victory for Syria’s government forces in the strategic central town of Qusayr last week was a watershed event for several reasons. But of the crucial turning points heralded by this event, one is inimitably clear – the Western powers, the would-be emperors of Syria, stand naked in their failed criminal conspiracy to destroy that country.

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U.S. Hands Off Syria, Venezuela!

Dandelion Salad

by Editor, Workers World
May 29, 2013

Recent U.S. threats against Iran, Syria and, yes, Venezuela show that this time of capitalist economic crisis brings with it the danger of new imperialist wars and interventions.

In late May — in news that got more publicity in the Israeli media than in the U.S. — the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution backing up Israel if it launches an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. The Senate, in other words, told the Obama administration it was not being aggressive enough.

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Cannibalizing Syria: The West to Blame by Finian Cunningham

Warning

This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 15, 2013

The latest shocking video to emerge from Syria – showing a militant commander carving out the internal organs of a dead regime soldier and proceeding to eat them in front of the camera – has prompted a telling reaction from the Western corporate-controlled news media.

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The Lutfallah II Arms-Smuggling Scandal by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Tripoli, Lebanon
May 5, 2012

It would be an incautious stretch to suggest any sort of parity between Watergate and the unfolding Lutfallah II arms shipment-to-Syria drama, that each day brings more revelations. But some of what we are daily learning about the who, what and why of Lutfallah II reminds some of us of a Watergate, type atmosphere including  “bit by bit, drip by drip” revelations,  denials, setting up fall guys and remarkable examples of incompetence.

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