Widespread Recognition that Syrian Intervention Threatens World War III !
An array of public figures, both in the U.S. and Britain, are going beyond simple opposition to the Empire/Obama plan for war against Syria, to warning that it will lead toward World War III. We present four below:
* Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, in an interview with The Hill August 27, said that striking Syria would plunge the United States into another war in the Middle East, and embolden Islamist militants fighting Bashar Assad’s regime. “So, what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich asked. He said President Obama would be violating the Constitution if he doesn’t get Congressional approval before taking any military action in Syria, and that the administration is “rushing” to what could becoming “World War Three,” based on dubious evidence.
* Popular radio host Glenn Beck warned Aug. 27 that military intervention in Syria could lead to World War III, with the United States squaring off against China, Russia, and Iran. Referring to Secretary of State John Kerry, Beck said: “I learned my lesson [in Iraq], he didn’t,” according to Beck’s website The Blaze.
* Former Reagan Administration official Paul Craig Roberts, in his column Aug. 26, attacked the Administration’s threatened attack on Syria. “Washington is driving the world closer to nuclear war than it ever was even in the most dangerous periods of the Cold War,” he wrote. “When Washington finishes with Syria, the next target is Iran. Russia and China will no longer be able to fool themselves that there is any system of international law or restraint on Western criminality…”
He then notes that the West is funding the oppositions in Russia and China, and concludes: “Once Russia and China realize that they are riven with American fifth columns, isolated diplomatically, and outgunned militarily, nuclear weapons become the only guarantor of their sovereignty. This suggests that nuclear war is likely to terminate humanity well before humanity succumbs to global warming or rising national debts.”
* Finally, on the other side of the Atlantic, we have Ivor Roberts, former British Ambassador to Ireland, who wrote an op-ed in the Aug. 28 Irish Times, headlined, “A bombing campaign against Syria could have incalculable consequences.” He frames the article around the parallel to the guns of August of 1914, concluding: “Russia, which has defended the Assad regime for decades now, cannot afford to stand idly by and see its only client in the Middle East go under. This possible chain may appear far-fetched but similar alliances and miscalculations led to the Great War. The ghosts of August 1914 still roam.”