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UK gathers warplanes, military hardware in Cyprus base near Syria – report

26.08.2013 21:59

“Warplanes and military transporters” have reportedly been moved to Britain’s Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus in the latest sign of the allied forces’ preparations for a military strike on Syria amid bellicose rhetoric against the Syrian government.

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The plague 29.08.2013 10:44

What? Tiny UK still has delusions of an empire?
Russia has the ability to destroy you with just one satan missile, but alas the parasitic class will run away as always while the workers would get destroyed instead.
So better for the british workers overtrow the feudal system imposed on them themselves and gain true freedom.
If oligarchy wants war, let them fight themselves for their monopolies' interests.
It's your imperial war not ours.
But still UK just acts as a proxy for Uncle Sam, hence the impunity.

 

eight_io 28.08.2013 00:00

Rob Fleck 27.08.2013 22:42

Chemical analysis does not tell you how it was delivered, direction of impact etc...you need to get in before the hard evidence is destroyed or tampered with.....they had the most perfect opportunity and Assad stalled letting his troops bombard the areas

  


Th is is not on the mandate of the UN inspectors: they are supposed to determine whether the attack happened in the first place. One can't destroy "hard evidence" of the chemical attack easily: dead birds, soil etc.

 

eight_io 27.08.2013 22:06

Paris Nicolaides 27.08.2013 20:14



Then why did it take five days for the UN Inspectors to receive permission to go to the site?

  


Why don't you use your brains? Chemical analyses can be valid even if the specimens are taken 6 months after attack.

 

Paris Nicolaides 27.08.2013 20:14

Љубиша Гачевић 27.08.2013 16:58



… Assad was first who was asking for UN mission to inspect usage of chemical weapons by regime forces.

  


Then why did it take five days for the UN Inspectors to receive permission to go to the site? Why did Russia have to pressure Assad to do something that you say he wanted done?

Had the Assad Regime really wanted immediate inspections of the site those UN Inspectors would have had the necessary permissions and escorts the day after the attack.

 

edmond dante 27.08.2013 18:36

UK bedroom tax is to pay for another illegal war thanks to dumb British tax payers keep it up Britain and fund the imperial crusaders path of death and destruction.

 

edmond dante 27.08.2013 18:33

Donald Allen your right bang smack in Washington DC then the world can live in peace. and one on Downing street and Buckingham palace would end the colonial crusades at last.

 

Donald Allen 27.08.2013 18:17

just drop 1 big bomb and end it all just like japan

 

Live on your knees or die fighting 27.08.2013 17:37

Dallas Snell Sr. 27.08.2013 17:12

The poverty stricken UK must have cashed in another mummy.

  


Th e UK Government is weak and immoral, more than 90% of the people are objecting to intervention of any kind in Syria - Just for your information of course in case you are generalising.

 

Љубиша Гачевић 27.08.2013 16:58

Paris Nicolaides 27.08.2013 16:54



Ba shar Al Assad is guilty and I hope the West sends him to a fiery sulphurous afterlife.

  


read bbc news interview with Carla del Ponte.
and Assad was first who was asking for UN mission to inspect usage of chemical weapons by regime forces.

 

Paris Nicolaides 27.08.2013 16:54

Someone used massive quantities of nerve agents, that much is very clear. EVERYBODY directly involved demanded the UN immediately inspect the area, everybody EXCEPT the Assad Regime. Only after 5 days, under incredible pressure, even by their ally Russia, did the Syrian Government finally acquiesce.

This delay allowed the evidence of a gas attack to completely dissipate. Thats why you use chemical weapons, to kill people without the massive damage to infrastructure that nuclear weapons do, and they fade very quickly.

Ba shar Al Assad is guilty and I hope the West sends him to a fiery sulphurous afterlife.

 

nelson kome 27.08.2013 16:25

Who appointed the US and company policeman of the world?They are neither an honest nor fair arbiter.It is all about geopolitics and security interests.What about the interests of the others?These,too are entitled to defend and protect theirs.Soon all nations will scramble to have nukes to earn their respect from a seemingly war-mongering west.

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