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21 September, 2015 • SNAG #2

SNAG #2 : Congress Rethinking Syria War • Russian support • CNN denigrates diplomacy

1.  USA & CONGRESS
Some US Congressional representatives are rethinking policy towards Syria – for good and bad!
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/congress-democrats-assad-regime-change-isis.htmlTo contact your representative and let him or her know what YOU think …..  http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/2.  REGARDING RUSSIAN SUPPORT FOR SYRIA
Eric Margolis puts increased Russian support in context.
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/09/19/russian-mouse-threatens-us-elephant

On the other side, former Ambassador Ryan Crocker presents a crude case for war.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/09/21/can-russia-really-be-a-partner-to-bring-peace-to-syria/dear-vlad-tell-assad-and-his-crew-to-get-lost-then-we-can-talk

3. SYRIAN MILITARY DEVELOPMENTS
Russian satellite imagery provides valuable information to Syrian Army and AF, increasing the effectiveness of  air attacks on terrorists:
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/russian-satellite-imagery-provides-the-syrian-air-force-with-direct-targets/

Another batch of U.S. “moderate” terrorists head into Syria from Turkey
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/75-us-trained-rebels-enter-syria-from-turkey-monitor-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=88735&NewsCatID=359

4. SYRIAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
Bouthaina Shabaan explains position regarding Western intervention, need to unite to defeat terrorism, and the right of Syrian people not Western governments to determine Syrian leadership. 11 minute video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Wa4a3q0c8&sns=fb

5. TURKEY
Erdogan/AKP policy pushed refugees to leave Turkey in desperation.
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/recep-tayyip-erdogan-bashar-assad-refugees-nato-syria.html#

6.MEDIA MISINFORMATION
CNN False statements combined with subtle attacks on diplomacy
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/18/politics/russia-fighter-jets-syria-carter/index.html?eref=rss_world

7. SOMETIMES IT’S BETTER TO LAUGH ……….
What Republican candidates are saying on Syria … So weird it’s almost true.
http://www.juancole.com/2015/09/candidates-short-version.html

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