7/30/12 Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis discusses his article “Has the US Given Israel a Green Light to Attack Syria;” the cooperation between Western intelligence services, special forces, and Syria’s rebels; and the many excuses for intervention, including humanitarian corridors, no-fly zones and seizing Syria’s chemical weapons.

5 thoughts on “7/30/12 Eric Margolis

  1. eCAHNomics

    Shallow thinking.

    One example. Margolis argues that NATO will bomb if complicated proxy plot doesn’t work.

    Apparently he has not considered what Russia might do.

    Reasonable people might disagree on whether Russia would do anything other than veto U.N. op, but maybe they would.

    Prima facie evidence is that NATO hasn’t acted bombing yet. Might it be concerns for consequences wrt Russia?

  2. eCAHNomics

    BTW, Syria’s admission that it had chemical weapons, which I also thought at the time was bone-headed, made Israel back off to some extent, at least according to one analyst.

    “Firstly, as soon as the Syrian national state announced that the chemical weapons it owned were part of the deterrence system to respond to any external attack and assured that this defensive arsenal was secure and under control, the Israeli chief of staff appeared before Knesset to warn against undertaking any rash and hostile action against Syria because its cost on Israel would be massive.”

    http://www.voltairenet.org/Syria-rising-and-resisting-despite

    fwiw

    In the way back machine, I remember some one commenting that if Iraq really did have WMDs, do you think U.S. would have invaded?

  3. eCAHNomics

    Scott, I don’t see a way to get in touch with you on your new site, so I’ll leave this suggestion here. This post is very interesting and the author might make a good person to interview. It is my first encounter with him so I cannot evaluate his creds, but he makes sense in terms of other articles I have read on Syria. http://www.voltairenet.org/The-Syrian-Intelligence-War

    I’m particularly impressed that he & I reached the same comparison betw Syria & overthrow of Mossadegh in 1953, under this subhead in article A Damascene Operation Ajax.

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