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Russian MP Says Obama ‘Clones’ Bush in Drive For War

Posted By admin On August 25, 2013 @ 7:34 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RIA Novosti [1]
August 25, 2013

The United States is moving towards war with Syria [2], a senior Russian lawmaker said Sunday lashing President Barack Obama as “clone” of George W. Bush in his drive for war.

“Obama is restlessly heading towards war in Syria like Bush was heading towards war in Iraq. Like in Iraq, this war would be illegitimate and Obama will become Bush’s clone,” Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian lower house’s international committee, said on Twitter.

His remarks came after US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday the White House is studying different military options against Syria.

“President Obama has asked the Defense Department to prepare options for all contingencies. We have done that and we are prepared to exercise whatever option – if he decides to employ one of those options,” Reuters quoted Hagel as saying.

The unrest in Syria [3] began in March 2011 and later escalated into a civil war. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict so far, according to the UN.

Syria’s information minister said on Saturday that any US-led military action against the regime would be “no picnic.” “US military intervention will create a very serious fallout and a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East,” Syria’s official SANA news agency quoted Omran Zoabi as saying.

Updates with Syrian minister’s quote.

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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130825/182957685/Russian-MP-Says-Obama-Clones-Bush-in-Drive-For-War.html

[2] war with Syria: http://en.ria.ru/world/20130825/182957171/Iran-Warns-US-Against-Military-Option-in-Syria--Report.html

[3] in Syria: http://en.rian.ru/trend/protests_syria_2011/

[4] Russian marine and air power head for Syria versus Western intervention – “to defend Russian citizens,” says Moscow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-marine-and-air-power-head-for-syria-versus-western-intervention-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%9cto-defend-russian-citizens%e2%80%9d-says-moscow.html

[5] Hagel: U.S. ready to strike Syria immediately if Obama orders action: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hagel-u-s-ready-to-strike-syria-immediately-if-obama-orders-action.html

[6] US Chemical Weapons Report in Syria ‘Fabricated’ – Russian MP: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-chemical-weapons-report-in-syria-%e2%80%98fabricated%e2%80%99-%e2%80%93-russian-mp.html

[7] Obama says US is ‘looking at all options,’ could arm Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-says-us-is-looking-at-all-options-could-arm-syrian-rebels.html

[8] Lavrov: Russia will honor its S-300 missile contract with Damascus. Two Russian warships head for Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lavrov-russia-will-honor-its-s-300-missile-contract-with-damascus-two-russian-warships-head-for-syria.html

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