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Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike… Syria updates….

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2013 at 01:11

Official photographic portrait of US President... Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike

U.S. President Barack Obama won the support of leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives for limited strikes against President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces
Understanding the Syrian Civil War
Consortium News
Chillingly, the just cited Wikileaks memorandum notes that the assembled military and intelligence officers “don’t believe air intervention would happen unless there was enough media attention on a massacre, like the Ghadafi move against Benghazi 
Matt Reed: Next war? Hit Syria, as planned

Assad’s Anonymous Cyber-Force: Who is the Syrian Electronic Army?
IBTimes.co.uk
Rebel forces who saw access to the internet taken away from them by government forces turned to the hacktivist collective known asAnonymous to get their messages out to the wider world – and to devestating effect for the respective governments.
The Syrian Electronic Army Denies Being D0xed by Anonymous
Anonymous‘ to Reg hack: We know SEA leaders’ names
Anonymous hacks Syrian Electronic Army: Operation Syria engaged
Al-Assad should be bombed soon – and hard

The top item on the global agenda these days is whether the United States should carry out an aerial attack
Syria: The pretext and the real target

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” – so the British parliament decided
Obama Is Only Making His War Powers Mightier

President Obama’s surprise announcement that he will ask Congress for approval of a military attack on Syria is being hailed as a vindication of the rule of law and a revival of the central role of Congress in war-making, even by critics. But all of this is wrong. Far from breaking new legal ground, President Obama has reaffirmed the primacy of the executive in matters of war and peace. The war powers of the presidency remain as mighty as ever.

Airpower Options for Syria Intervention

An examination of five options for U.S. and allied military intervention in the Syrian civil war using airpower warns that destroying or grounding the Syrian air force is operationally feasible but would have only marginal benefits for protecting civilians.
Contradiction and carelessness in the Syrian situation

Since July 2012, the death toll in Syria exploded from 19,000 deaths to over 100,000 casualties. These deaths are arguably the result of the rapid militarisation of the Syrian conflict, following the decision by western powers to arm the opposition.

Syrian opposition warns of new chemical attacks

The Syrian regime has moved its warheads in three convoys, the SNC‘s spokesperson said

The problems with news orgs’ maps of Syria

With a U.S. attack on Syria likely on the way, news organizations have been ramping up their explainers. A lot of those stories feature maps. Cartographic historian Dan Brownsteinthinks they have problems.

What Would Be the Long-Term Impact of Striking Syria?

Joshua Keating, staff writer and author of Slate’s blog The World, answered questions about foreign policy and the Syrian conflict during an “Ask me Anything” on Reddit. A transcript of his answers is below, edited for clarity.

Obama seeks an accomplice for Syria action

Because Syria’s convulsion has become as serious as Barack Obama has been careless in speaking about it, he is suddenly and uncharacteristically insisting that Congress participate in governance. Regarding institutional derangements, he is the infection against which he pretends to be an immunization.

 

Pentagon Planned to Secure Web Domains Before Syrian Hackers Hit

The Pentagon was in the process of hiring help to bolster the security of military website domains, just as Syrian hackers allegedly assaulted the Marine Corps’ recruitment site on Labor Day.

 

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