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Why Syria?

Irrespective of what we are told by politicians and the media, all wars are driven by the economic interests of banks and the ruling elites. Syria is no different.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole." — Prof. Caroll Quigley, Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope (1966)

Making the World Safe for Banksters By Ellen Hodgson Brown
Syria in the Cross-hairs

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Truth and lies

It is some 60 years since the British government engineered the removal of the democratically elected government of Iran to protect the interests of BP, with the help of the CIA.

When a Democracy attacked another Democracy;1953 in Iran, the Commi Terror Threat & BP by Damiaan Luc
Hat tip to Dan for this

Governments habitually lie and deceive. They've lied consistently over Iran's nuclear weapons capability. They lied over Saddam Hussein's WMD in Iraq and imposed collective punishment on the Iraqi people, a crime under the Geneva conventions. When that didn't work the "coalition of the willing" went to war on Iraq.

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Runnymede Gazette August 2013

The August edition of the Runnymede Gazette is now available:

RUNNYMEDE GAZETTE AUGUST 2013

Wars, arms and money

Nick Deardon of the Jubilee Debt campaign has written on UK arms sales to dictators and the doublespeak of politicians who claim to espouse an "ethical" arms policy while we continue to supply arms to undesirable regimes, often flouting UK sponsored sanctions.

Chemical export licences for Syria – just another UK deal with a dictator
Britain is in no position to lecture on human rights when Vince Cable's authorisation follows a long history of arms sales
Hat tip to Mark for this

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