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Anatomy of a Mali Intervention
K. Vlahos on how Gen. Ham is selling war in Africa
Covert Warfare Makes Us Less Safe
Don't expand it, urges Ron Paul
The Civilian Toll of Israel's Bombs
Eva Bartlett reports from Gaza
 Afghan Plan Would Cede SE to Taliban
Taliban would be given political leadership in provinces
US Tags Syrian Rebel Faction as Terrorists
Jabhat al-Nusra used to fight US troops in Iraq
US Sending 20 More F-16s to Egypt
US desperate to retain influence over Egypt
 Syria Chemical Weapons Hype
Peter Hart on what's behind it
Another Revolution in Egypt?
No, MB has broad support, says Adam Morrow
NDAA as Bad as Ever
Chris Anders on the Feinstein amendment
NATO Confirms Plan to Send Missiles to Turkey
Suddenly Couches Deployment as About Syrian Chemical Weapons
by Jason Ditz, December 03, 2012
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NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen today reiterated that the alliance intends to deploy Patriot missiles to the Turkish border with Syria in response to Turkish requests in recent weeks.
The excuse for such a deployment has been lacking, however, with the sum total of cross-border shelling a few stray artillery shells which US officials have conceded that can’t even say for sure were fired by Syria’s military in the first place.
But officials were talking up Syria’s chemical weapons program today, and that seems as good an excuse as any, so NATO officials are now saying the deployment is about shielding Turkey from a chemical weapons attack.
Russia, for their part, are reiterating their own criticism of the plan, saying the whole thing is pointless and just a further provocation of Syria. Since Turkey is openly backing rebels who have seized a good chunk of northern Syria, there are likely plenty of hard feelings there already.
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Anatomy of a Mali Intervention
K. Vlahos on how Gen. Ham is selling war in Africa
Covert Warfare Makes Us Less Safe
Don't expand it, urges Ron Paul
The Civilian Toll of Israel's Bombs
Eva Bartlett reports from Gaza
Breaking News
Afghan Plan Would Cede SE to Taliban
Taliban would be given political leadership in provinces
US Tags Syrian Rebel Faction as Terrorists
Jabhat al-Nusra used to fight US troops in Iraq
US Sending 20 More F-16s to Egypt
US desperate to retain influence over Egypt