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Sunday, December 11, 2016

UN Press Conference on Syria

From the video description:
Full Press Conference at the United Nations. Against propaganda and regime change, for peace and national sovereignty. 9 December 2016, the Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations. Speakers: Dr. Bahman Azad, Member of the Coordinating Committee for the Hands Off Syria and Organization Secretary of US Peace Council, and Eva Bartlett, Independent Canadian Journalist.
The press conference comes just as the Obama administration waived prohibitions on the delivery of weapons to militant factions in Syria and as Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has announced the deployment of 200 additional US special forces to Syria, ostensibly for duty in Raqqa. (H/T Uprooted Palestinians )
The additional deployment will up the number of US troops in Syria to around 500.
An interesting analysis published at 21st Century Wire takes the view that Obama’s lifting of the prohibitions on arms deliveries to Syria will mean “unlimited arms” for terrorists operating there, including possibly anti-aircraft weaponry. Add that to the additional troops being deployed, who no doubt will provide training on the new weapons systems, and the stage could be set for a protracted war that could go on for years–that is if it doesn’t escalate into a broader conflict between the major super powers.

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