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Washington's Imperial Brinksmanship

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"There is no reason why the Arab League, or NATO, or a leading coalition within the Friends of Syria contact group, or all of them speaking in unison, could not provide a similar international mandate for military measures to save Syria today."

NATO's Yugoslavia, Afghan, Iraq and Libya wars violated international and constitutional law. War crime charges are called for. 

Military intervention requires Security Council authorization. 

US wars need congressional approval. Extrajudicial attacks are lawless.

International law prohibits intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, except in self-defense. Attacking nonbelligerent states is absolutely forbidden. 

Syria threatens no one. Saying so is spurious misinformation. 

Advocating lawless intervention crosses the line. So do media and other propaganda reports promoting it. More on that below.

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On June 15, DEBKAfile headlined "Big powers move in on Syria: Russian troops for Tartus. US forces ready to go," saying:

According to Pentagon officials, "Russian special forces" are heading for Tartus. They're "coming by ship." They include "naval marines." Their arrival is imminent.

Defense Department sources said America's military "completed its own planning for a variety of US operations against Syria...." 

Other regional countries are involved. They include "Turkey, Jordan and Israel." So are Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf states.

Syria's conflict "is moving into a new phase...." It includes "major power military intervention."

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Sending Russian troops "without UN Security Council approval," sets a precedent for US intervention.

Russia denies sending any troops or warships. More below.

Either way, no precedent whatever is set. Russia has a strategically important Tartus base. It'll do what it takes to defend it. It's Moscow's only Mediterranean one. Positioning forces on its own facility falls far short of intervention.

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