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US Intervention In Syria is A Mission Creep with Roots in CIA Led 1953 Iranian Coup D'état

Monday, September 09, 2013 By Dennis Trainor Jr, Acronym TV | Video
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US Intervention In Syria is A Mission Creep with Roots in CIA Led 1953 Iranian coup d'état Acronym TV

U.S. citizens, as they urge their members of congress to withhold their authority, vested in that body by the Constitution, to wage war, should be adamantly against such a war because it will increase suffering in Syria. Fears have justifiably been raised that a mission creep will set in, and that once a giant like the US military machine in one direction takes a step, reversal is impossible. That truth is borne out by the fact that self-interest in Syria is it a mission creep dating back at least as far as the 1953 CIA lead coup in Iran. Our interest in access to and exploitation of the regions oil is a generations long mission creep, and it is a mission that we must abort.

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Dennis Trainor Jr

Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).

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US Intervention In Syria is A Mission Creep with Roots in CIA Led 1953 Iranian Coup D'état

Monday, September 09, 2013 By Dennis Trainor Jr, Acronym TV | Video
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US Intervention In Syria is A Mission Creep with Roots in CIA Led 1953 Iranian coup d'état Acronym TV

U.S. citizens, as they urge their members of congress to withhold their authority, vested in that body by the Constitution, to wage war, should be adamantly against such a war because it will increase suffering in Syria. Fears have justifiably been raised that a mission creep will set in, and that once a giant like the US military machine in one direction takes a step, reversal is impossible. That truth is borne out by the fact that self-interest in Syria is it a mission creep dating back at least as far as the 1953 CIA lead coup in Iran. Our interest in access to and exploitation of the regions oil is a generations long mission creep, and it is a mission that we must abort.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Dennis Trainor Jr

Dennis Trainor, Jr. is the host and producer of Acronym TV. He has also produced and directed the documentaries American Autumn: an Occudoc and Legalize Democracy. Follow him on twitter (@DennisTrainorJr).

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