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"War On Chemical Weapons": Obama Traps Himself Into Syrian Combat

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Amid all the hysteria, we're not even talking about a counterpunch from Damascus itself, Hezbollah, Iran or, crucially, Russia. Moscow and Tehran are playing the chessboard like ninjas -- as they clearly see the possibility of Washington being bogged down in a net of its own. All it takes would be a single Onyx SS-N-25, also known as Super-Sunburn SS-22, the fastest hypersonic anti-shipping missile in the world -- which is part of Syria's arsenal -- to sink a US warship. Then what? Shock and Awe all over again? 

So if we take the White House at its word, this "limited" kinetic whatever will end in a couple of days. Or it could spiral into something more hellish than Iraq 2003. And then, the clincher; only a few days before the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama is fighting side by side with... al-Qaeda. Why? Because, together, they can. 

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Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times. His regular column, "The Roving Eye," is widely read. He is an analyst for the online news channel Real News, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and (more...)

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where such use is convenient - Afghanistan, Chechn... by mhenriday on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 4:42:30 AM
Supporting al Qaeda has been the game so they can ... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:45:31 AM
Solving the "War on Chemical Weapons" with chemica... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:53:21 AM
When shall we make the strike? How will Syria resp... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:08:08 PM
1. Do you see the world-pariah of pre-university e... by Ad Du on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 7:43:04 AM
and most often the core of the problem is due to l... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 7:51:27 PM
at the stunning hypocrisy in all this. The US has ... by intotheabyss on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:47:17 PM
The clinker is too good for them. A dark cave and ... by Ms Nan on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:37:18 PM
"War is a double suicide."  "The fleecing of... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:46:29 PM
War with Syria Is Not Popular by popular resistanc... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:10:43 PM
Americans have been lied into wars so often that m... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:19:14 PM
Obama losing face with his handlers would be a goo... by Howard Lewis on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:03:49 AM
Just here in my small town of Bellingham, WA we wi... by Deborah Dills on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:06:00 AM
Al Jazeera, Reuters Published the news of Massacr... by Ethan Hollow on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 7:12:46 PM
Yea this sounds like real life alright. You write ... by paulvcassidy on Sunday, Sep 1, 2013 at 3:46:01 PM