Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Imminent war danger; Time to Act


The fat's almost in the fire, and time is very short.  
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RUSSIA CHALLENGES US-NATO: Russia prepares army for Syrian deployment
by Clara Weiss

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Are we able to come together to demand an end the provocations and threats around Syria, the promotion and arming by the US of a "rebel" army that includes Al Qaida, and the growing threats of direct US, German and Turkish intervention?
  
After Libya we can have no illusions that the events in Syria represent the US (or Turkey, or Saudi Arabia) supporting the Syrian people or the Arab Spring - or that we can rely on the Obama Administration to be a restraining influence.  This conflict is potentially a trigger for World War III, perhaps imminently, and if not, and if the assault on Syria goes forward, it is clearly it is a slide toward making world war inevitable.  

Russia moving troops into Syria would a gamble and a dare, given that Syria is for them, militarily, an exposed and easily-cut off salient.  Making that move would be a measure of their desperation, not unlike the Cuban missile crisis.  At a moment when the US ruling class is more desperate, due to its virtually insolvent financial system, yet is militarily, technologically and geographically even more dominant than it was vs. the USSR in 1962, the danger of war is extreme.

So, does the US still have a relevant peace movement?  If so, it's time to stand up and be counted!  We're our last best hope for survival.

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