Mark Weisbrot, Obama increasingly isolated as opposition to war on Syria mounts

http://portside.org/2013-08-31/obama-increasingly-isolated-syria-opposition-mounts-home-and-abroad

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Richard Falk, US warmaking in Syria at expense of democracy

http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/syria-u-s-war-making-at-the-expense-of-democracy/

Matthew Yglesias, The case for not bombing Syria

http://portside.org/2013-08-31/case-not-bombing-syria

Gauteng police boss appointment reversed on day of announcement

The announced appointment and withdrawal of the appointment of the Gauteng police commissioner within hours in one day, Continue reading

Jason Hirthler, The Banality of empire

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/30/the-banality-of-empire/

Tariq Ali, The vassals revolt

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2013/08/30/tariq-ali/the-vassals-revolt/

US prepares unilateral strike in Syria

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/30/us_prepares_to_strike_syria_over