U.S. Not Rushing to War in Syria, Says White House Chief of Staff
The United States is not rushing to war in Syria, President Obama’s chief of staff said on Sunday. He was discussing President Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels, a topic that dominated the Sunday talk shows.
“We’ve rushed to war in this region until the past. We’re not going to do it here,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer.
US inflames sectarian tensions to escalate war in Syria
In the run-up to today’s G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, which is expected to focus on the Syrian war, US and European officials are calling for an escalation of the imperialist drive for regime-change. With US-backed Sunni Islamist opposition forces facing defeat within the country, Washington is seeking to inflame Sunni-Shiite tensions throughout the region.
British Prime Minister David Cameron met yesterday in London with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the main international backer, together with Iran, of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He made clear that Washington and its allies would move to attack Syria with or without Russian support—doing an end run around the United Nations to launch a war in open violation of international law.
U.S. engaging in Syria without a concrete plan, lawmakers fear
Concluding that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons against the rebels seeking to overthrow him, the White House on Thursday announced it would supply military support to the opposition, abandoning its history of providing strictly nonlethal assistance and humanitarian aid. The administration clarified Friday it would not dispatch U.S. troops into the raging civil war, but was vague about the resources it planned to provide the rebels.
- Congress not yet likely to approve Syrian arms aid, Rogers says
- Arming Syria rebels easier said than done
- U.S.: Syria used chemical weapons, crossing “red line”
Proxy war in Syria begins: US versus Russia
It is being widely reported that Iran will send 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria in support President Bashar al-Assad vis-a-vis the mainly Sunni rebels. This appear to be a response and counter-move by Iran to the Obama administration’s decision to provide “small arms” to those rebels.
At this writing, the civil war in Syria has cost nearly 100,000 lives in little more than two years.
Syria War: 5 Reasons Why the US is About to Go to War With Syria
The Syrian revolution has turned into a civil war, with over 40,000 people dead, adding to the instability of the Middle East. The conflict continues to keep the Arab, European and American foreign ministers and diplomats awake at night. This seems to be hopefully coming to an end, if one connects the dots and sees what the EU foreign ministers, the Russians and last but not least the American establishment are doing. The potential use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime may be the tipping point and if that is the case, then Assad’s days may actually be numbered. This time around, American involvement may speed things up and help deliver justice to the Syrian people. Here are five reasons why I believe the U.S administration will take the lead and help topple the Assad regime: