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?
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
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Anonymous hacks Syrian Electronic Army: Operation Syria engaged
Al-Assad should be bombed soon – and hard
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.
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.
The Syrian regime has moved its warheads in three convoys, the SNC‘s spokesperson said
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.
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.
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.
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.