June 17th, 2013
03:15 AM ET

Russia, U.S. to square off over Syria

Not long after the United States said it will start arming Syrian rebels, Syria's longtime ally Russia fired back by saying the move supports those "who kill their enemies and eat their organs."

The latest dispute sets a riveting backdrop to the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland on Monday, where the Syrian civil war will likely top the agenda among eight of the world's most powerful countries.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet one-on-one to discuss the war that has now killed more than 92,000 people - including thousands of children.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    ah...ah...russia don't like us...they hate american people.

    June 17, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    @ RR, Ever since the Syrian destabilization effort began nearly two years ago, a significant portion of alternative media outlets have been exposing the fabricated story perpetrated against both the American and Syrian peoples regarding the nature of the so-called Syrian “rebels” who, in reality, are nothing more than foreign-backed death squads. While the mainstream media continually portrays these morally deficient mercenaries as “freedom fighters” and peaceful protesters, the ranks of the rebels are made up almost entirely of hired killers, religious fanatics, and other agents of the Anglo-American intelligence networks.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Even while the death squads have done everything in their power to assert their fanaticism in the face of the world, the mainstream media has typically remained silent on the issue; and Western governments who, up until the recent Libyan disaster, demanded that Americans surrender their most basic civil liberties due to the threat of al-Qaeda, now simultaneously demand that Americans support the same organization against the sovereign nation of Syria.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    It is now common knowledge that the destabilization effort is being supported by the United States, Britain, France, and the whole of NATO, as well as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other feudal monarchies, in addition to the true Mad Dog of the Middle East, Israel. However, the level to which these countries and hence their military and intelligence agencies play a part has been largely shrouded in mystery.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Yet, at times, it is possible for those of us who are aware of the historical treachery and the levels of control over public perception held by both the mainstream media and Western governments to occasionally catch a glimpse of the true mechanisms of “color revolution” and destabilizations and, thus, put the pieces of the puzzle together.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Putting together these pieces is not as hard as one might imagine. After all, the information and evidence of foreign intelligence and military intervention in Syria was publicized several years before the operations began to culminate in the recent “rebellion.”

    June 17, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    @Mary
    Good morning & to to you @Rabble
    Indeed the initiaters of the Syrian implosion are now well known

    June 17, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    "Al Qaeda cell in Syria now the best equipped". Thank you all supporters of 'rebels'. Great way to go. What a mess.
    "Saudi Arabia wants european missiles for the rebels" News

    June 17, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    With the disclosure of Britain spying on G8 delegates including Russia in 2009, Russia toeing the line on Syria is hardly probable.
    Spying galore folks. With the new spying tools in hand the world is going crazier after of course going crazy with the new tools of war in hand.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Yes the Syrian designs were in the planning for quite sometime and gathered speed with Netanyahu's increasing impatience to strike against Iran, Syrian regime posed an obsacle and had to be removed. S.Arabia was on board all the time & Turkey came on board via the NATO.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It sounds like we need to get Michael Buffer involved here.

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Northen Ireland. Tonite for your entertainment, we are about to hear the latest war of words between our two main proxy war contenders.

    SO LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEE.

    In the Red corner boasting a population of approx. 142,500,000, currently backing the beseiged regime of Bashar al-Assad and arming the government forces with their lastest weapons, formerly known as the USSR, we have Russiaaaaaaaaaa.

    In the Red, White and Blue corner, after a number of months of carefull consideration and non-stop badgering by all the war mongering forces, will send an undetermined amont and quality of weapons to the rebel / al queda / anti government forces.
    This proxy war is scheduled 5 years or near 1 million deaths. May the best side win.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Good Morning saywhat. Yes, it is well known that Al CIA-duh along with the list of so called Syrian rebels that include:FSA, Wahabbis, al nurse front have been backed by the US government. This being an excuse to launch an attack and or intervention against Syria. Now after the Builderburg meeting and McCain the pompus puppet meeting with the treturious dogs of the FSA in Turkey, Obama suddenly decides Syria has used chemical weapons against insurgents. And how conveinant that the Geneva talks have broken down and the Syrian Military is making advances in Holms, Aleppo, and Demacus.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Never mind that there was a UN report by Delponte that said insurgents used chemical weapons on civilians. Never mind that Turkish police seized 2 kilograms of sarin from the home of Al Noursa (a terrorist group) investigating the bombing.
    ...

    June 17, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Basically what we are seeing here is a chance for us to test our latest weapons in real combat situations without having to involve our own forces. For Now. It's time to thin out the populations again.

    June 17, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    Never mind that Iraq arrested terrorist with chemical weapons who were planning on going to Syria. None of this is newsworthly to main stream media.The US has a “red-line” , but not a “red-line” if the insurgents (backed by the US) or Al Qudeau use the chemical weapons that they themselves probably gave them

    June 17, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
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