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NBC reporting attack on Syria could start ‘as early as Thursday’

By staff

Minneapolis, MN – NBC news is reporting today, Aug. 27, that they have learned from government insiders that a attack on Syria could start “as early as Thursday.”

According to the Pentagon, there are now four destroyers positioned near Syria – the Mahan, Barry, Gravely and Ramage. The Barry was used to fire cruise missiles during the U.S./NATO aggression against Libya in 2011.

The U.S. has produced no proof that Syria was involved is last week’s alleged chemical weapon attack near Damascus.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, on Aug. 27, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem stated the Syrian Armed Forces did not use the chemical weapons against their own people.

“Syria has immediately agreed to the UN requests and there was no delay, and I say to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that we are not obstructing UN inspectors' work,” Minister al-Moalle added.

Anti-war groups across the U.S. are organizing to oppose an escalation of the war on Syria.

On Aug. 27, the United National Antiwar Coalition issued a statement that noted, “The issue of chemical weapons is the cover the U.S. and its allies use to justify their illegal and immoral acts of war, just as the specter of WMD’s were used as the rationale for attacking Iraq. Their real mission, as in Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere, is to force regime change in order to control energy resources and get compliant regimes in the region. The claim that a bloody military attack on a country that poses no threat to the U.S. is needed to offer humanitarian assistance is the height of hypocrisy. The result of the ‘humanitarian’ invasion and ten-year occupation of Iraq is over a million Iraqi deaths and a country in ruin.”

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