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PBC News & Comment: Obama Leaves G20 Summit with No Converts on Syria Attack

Obama and Putin spar late into the night, to a stalemate–which is what Israel hopes for in Syrian war….Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC podcast!

Israel offers support for Obama’s strike on Syria, and not because of chemical weapons: they want to see a continued stalemate, which means more death from conventional weapons

–in this excellent analysis, Robert Parry outlines the de facto alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia, with Prince Bandar Bush leading the effort to take down Assad

–this just in: after recording the podcast, this open letter to Obama about the flimsy evidence arrived, signed by a dozen former intelligence officers

–Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) warns colleagues in the House that itelligence is being manipulated

–Pentagon revises target lists, suggests that US will deploy bombers in addition to cruise missiles in strike on Syria

–Congressional research arm says it would take at least 75,000 troops to secure Syria’s chemical weapons, stored at more than 50 locations

–retired general writes op-ed for Washington Post, says brass at the Pentagon don’t want to attack Syria

–study proves that fracking indeed caused earthquakes in Ohio in 2011

–Google, responding to lawsuit, says Gmail users should expect that emails are scanned for ad targeting

–next Tuesday, Senate committee will hold hearing on federal regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal for medicinal and/or recreational use

–for second straight year, scientists say about half of extreme weather events are linked to climate change

That’s ex-Eagle Glen Frey, “Strange Weather”