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The art of war, with a glass of wine | Pepe Escobar

… Now [Bernard-Henri Levy] is busy reminding new French President Francois Hollande whether “France will do for Houla and Homs what it did for Benghazi and Misrata”. Well, the coalition of the willing is already in place; France, Britain, the US, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council-controlled Arab League. They call themselves “Friends of Syria” and will be deciding their next regime change steps in Paris in early July.

BHL concedes, “to save the euro is an imperious obligation”, but the Greek drama may not prevent Hollande from making a phone call, just like BHL did with his predecessor King Sarko, and convince Russia and China that Syria’s state terror is history. BHL, of course, would not recognize Israeli state terror against Palestinians even if he were about to be smashed by an IDF tank. Anyway, if Hollande stalls, BHL will target David of Arabia Cameron. …

Hawks gonna hawk:
US hawks push for arming Syrian rebels | Al Akhbar English

US hawkish senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman said Thursday it was time to arm Syria’s rebels in the wake of last week’s Houla massacre that left 108 civilians dead.
“It’s time to act. It’s time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves. It’s not a fair fight,” the Republican McCain told reporters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
McCain attacked Russia and China for opposing aggressive action on Syria, and the US administration of President Barack Obama – who defeated the Republican in the 2008 election – for not acting more forcefully on the issue.
“It is shameful that the United Nations Security Council should again be hindered by Russia and China, by their vetoes for any significant action against Syria,” he said.

The United States has never hindered action by the UN (ahem Israel ahem) so this must be really frustrating.
To her credit, Hillary is on it:
Clinton defuses military intervention talk on Syria

Hawks gonna hawk:

US hawks push for arming Syrian rebels | Al Akhbar English

US hawkish senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman said Thursday it was time to arm Syria’s rebels in the wake of last week’s Houla massacre that left 108 civilians dead.

“It’s time to act. It’s time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves. It’s not a fair fight,” the Republican McCain told reporters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

McCain attacked Russia and China for opposing aggressive action on Syria, and the US administration of President Barack Obama – who defeated the Republican in the 2008 election – for not acting more forcefully on the issue.

“It is shameful that the United Nations Security Council should again be hindered by Russia and China, by their vetoes for any significant action against Syria,” he said.

The United States has never hindered action by the UN (ahem Israel ahem) so this must be really frustrating.

To her credit, Hillary is on it:

Clinton defuses military intervention talk on Syria