Rick Rozoff: Military Buildup Around Syria Points To Another Invasion

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
July 23, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
July 23, 2013

The dressing down and attempted humiliation of General Martin Dempsey, the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by superannuated life-time bureaucrat John McCain, was another in a long series of attempts to push the U.S. military into another act of aggressive war by those controlling Washington. With the amassed U.S. and NATO military forces and hardware around Syria and the advancements made by the Syria Army, the likelihood that the U.S. will invade and commit another act of aggressive war against yet another country they have helped to destabilize and tear apart seems very likely. Regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff spoke to the VOR about these matters and more.

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After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter + Israeli Defence Minister Rumoured Cooling on Attacking Iran

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Updated: Sept. 10, 2012 added a video report

by Jim Lobe and Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at ISP
Sept. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama’s explicit warning that he will not accept a unilateral Israeli attack against Iran may force Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step back from his ostensible threat of war.

Netanyahu had hoped that the Obama administration could be put under domestic political pressure during the election campaign to shift its policy on Iran to the much more confrontational stance that Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak have been demanding.

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U.S. Leak on Israeli Attack Weakened a Warning to Netanyahu by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Feb. 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – When Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Washington Post columnist David Ignatius this week that he believes Israel was likely to attack Iran between April and June, it was ostensibly yet another expression of alarm at the Israeli government’s threats of military action.

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Dempsey Told Israelis U.S. Won’t Join Their War on Iran by Gareth Porter

by Gareth Porter
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at IPS
Feb. 1, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 (IPS) – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Israeli leaders Jan. 20 that the United States would not participate in a war against Iran begun by Israel without prior agreement from Washington, according to accounts from well-placed senior military officers.

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