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UN admits Syria wracked by sectarian civil war

By Chris Marsden, December 21, 2012

A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria.

Germany’s Left Party mobilizes for war against Syria

By Johannes Stern, December 21, 2012

Last week leading figures of the German Left Party signed a statement calling for intervention in Syria.

US, Arab allies call for intervention in Syria after bombing of Palestinian camp

By Jean Shaoul, December 20, 2012

All media reports of the bombardment of Yarmouk stress that the Syrian government is guilty of a crime and must pay a price.

Washington raises specter of al Qaeda seizing Syrian chemical weapons

By Bill Van Auken, December 19, 2012

Having first issued threats against the Syrian regime over unspecified intelligence on its chemical weapons, Washington is now warning that these arms may fall into the hands of the “rebels.”

German parliament votes to station Patriot missiles on Syrian border

By Ulrich Rippert, December 19, 2012

The parliamentary resolution is a prelude to military intervention in Syria.

Fierce clashes follow elections in Georgia

By Clara Weiss, December 19, 2012

Conflicts inside the ruling class have intensified after October 1 parliamentary elections.

Israel considering attack on Syria

By Jean Shaoul, December 18, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has twice asked Jordan for its support to bomb Syria’s alleged chemical weapons facilities.

Syria in the crosshairs

By Joseph Kishore, December 15, 2012

The US and its imperialist allies are building up to a direct intervention in Syria, with the deployment of Patriot missile batteries in Turkey and the official recognition of the opposition.

Australian pseudo-left backs imperialist intervention in Syria

By Patrick O’Connor, Nick Beams, December 14, 2012

The overt shift by Socialist Alternative into the imperialist camp is bound up with the new political requirements of the Labor government.

“Friends of Syria” meeting demands Assad cede power to Islamist opposition

By Alex Lantier, December 13, 2012

Representatives of 130 governments, led by the US and the European powers, officially recognized the Islamist Syrian opposition as the sole representative of the Syrian people.

Washington discovers terrorists in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, December 12, 2012

In branding one of the principal anti-Assad militias as a terrorist organization, Washington is exposing the character of the US-backed war in Syria.

Syrian “rebels” establish unified military command

By Oliver Campbell, December 10, 2012

The composition of the new council exposes the reactionary character of the Syrian opposition, dominated by Islamists, lacking any popular base and reliant on the major powers.