Don DeBar: Western powers antithetical to peace in Syria + Sharmine Narwani: U.S. falls into trap of extremists + Phyllis Bennis: Intervention into Syria already underway

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Aug 11, 2012 by

Hillary Clinton’s discussion of a no-fly zone over Syria is a violation of the UN charter of the Geneva Accords, journalist and activist Don DeBar told RT.

The US Secretary of State discussed plans to undermine the Syrian government, during a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.

Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, indicated they are exploring a number of measures to aid the Syrian opposition, Reuters reported. Don DeBar spoke to RT about the involvement of western powers in the Syrian conflict.

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Webster Tarpley: Austerity Psychosis Grips Washington, D. C.

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with Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
April 20, 2011

Obama’s budget speech at George Washington University on April 13th, 2011; the Fiscal 2011 Budget Resolution causes a revolt in Washington, D.C.; the Independent Payment Advisory Board as a death panel; House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s genocidal Budget Resolution for the year 2012; Medicare and Medicaid under bipartisan attack; PIMCO sells the US short; and speculators drive up the price of oil.

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Webster Tarpley: How the Failed Attack on the Euro Is Setting the Stage For a New Middle East War

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With Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
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Guns and Butter
Aug.18, 2010

Economic depression increasing the likelihood of war; an attack on Iran would increase the price of oil and thereby increase demand for dollars; strong opposition from other countries to an attack no longer exists; recent incidents ramping up tension; military weaponry in the Middle East.

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Webster Tarpley: The Wikileaks Limited Hang-Out and the Coming War With Iran

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with Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
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Guns and Butter
August 11, 2010

How the massive document dump plays into US geostrategy; comparisons with the Pentagon Papers; war provocation incidents; Wikileaks Board; Cass Sunstein; Google; In-Q-Tel; Operation Keyhole.

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Webster Tarpley: The Collapse of Europe As the Second Phase In Two World Depressions

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Interview with Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
http://www.kpfa.org
June 23, 2010

Comparison of the three waves of the depression of the 1930s with the progression of the current depression: the October 1929 New York Stock Market crash; the summer 1931 banking panic and collapse of Europe, including the destruction of the world monetary system which depended on the British pound; and the subsequent banking panic and closure of the banks in the United States.

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Webster Tarpley: Obama Plans Lame Duck Sell-Out of Social Security (must-listen) + Retire at age 70?

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Interview with Webster Tarpley
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
http://www.kpfa.org
July 7, 2010

The Financial Reform Bill, including The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, more popularly known as the White House Deficit Commission, the Austerity Commission, or the Peterson Commission; the G20 meeting in Toronto; the effort to export the depression.

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Italian Judge Rules “Extraordinary Rendition” Illegal, Sentences CIA Agents by Andy Worthington

by Andy Worthington
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5 November 2009

In an unprecedented ruling in a courtroom in Milan, at the end of a trial that — in fits and starts — has lasted for over two years, 22 CIA agents and a US Air Force Colonel received sentences of between five and eight years (and two Italian agents received three-year sentences) for their involvement in the kidnapping and “extraordinary rendition” of Abu Omar (Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr). An Egyptian cleric, Abu Omar was seized in broad daylight from a street in Milan on February 17, 2003, and rendered to Egypt, where he was held for four years, and subjected to torture, before being released without charge in 2007. Continue reading