The Brits didn’t need Big Ben to get the right time of day on going off to another Arabian War~what trusted time piece will the Americans consult to get their time of day right over Syria~

UK Votes Down Military Action Against Syria

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: A peace campaigner holds up a placard outside Parliament on August 29, 2013 in London, England. Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament to debate the UK’s response to a suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria. Credit: Getty Images

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The Brits said “No Dice” ~~what will we say, America~~when asked our time of day on Syria?

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In Stinging Defeat for Cameron, Parliament Rejects British Participation in Syria Strike

Top news: By a vote of 285 to 272, the British House of Commons defeated a preliminary measure for authorizing a military intervention in Syria, a shocking defeat for Prime Minister David Cameron and a development that all but rules out British participation in punitive strikes against the Assad regime.

The defeat in Parliament represents the greatest setback of Cameron’s premiership and came largely at the hands of rebels within his own party. “It is clear to me that the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action,” a chastened Cameron said immediately after the vote. “I get that, and the government will act accordingly.”

There are few military implications for Cameron’s withdrawal from the coalition supportive of strikes against Assad, but the political fallout from his defeat could be serious. On Friday, French President Francois Hollande backed a military intervention, arguing that a chemical attack carried out by the Assad regime that may have left as many as 1,000 people dead “must not go unpunished.” But with Britain out, the Obama administration, which has staked out a clear position that it hopes to launch air strikes in Syria, faces serious challenges in assembling the coalition necessary to secure legal backing for the operation.

Officials in the Obama administration said late Thursday that the vote in Parliament would not dissuade the United States from striking Syria.

Snowden revelations: The Washington Post revealed on Thursday one of the most closely held secrets within the U.S. government: the size of the classified intelligence budget. The document, which was provided to the paper by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveals that U.S. intelligence spending has surpassed its Cold War peak and that the CIA receives a much greater portion of funding than was previously thought.


Middle East

  • The Egyptian government arrested Mohammed Beltagi, a leading figure within the Muslim Brotherhood and the head of its Freedom and Justice Party.
  • The Saudi Arabian cabinet passed a ban on domestic violence and other types of violence directed toward women.
  • Sinpoec, the Chinese energy company, bought a third of the American company Apache’s oil and gas unit in Egypt.

Asia

  • The Australian military is carrying out an investigation over whether its special forces mutilated the body of a dead insurgent.
  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged that policy changes would halt the rupee’s slide to near record lows.
  • A suicide bomber targeted a mourning ceremony in Kunduz province and killed at least seven people, including the district governor.

Europe

  • The Spanish economy showed signs of improvement, with exports increasing, but it failed to notch a positive growth number in the second quarter.
  • The British Chamber of Commerce sharply increased its growth forecast for the years, saying the country’s economy would expand by 1.3 percent.
  • Portugal’s highest court struck down as unconstitutional the government’s plan to make it easier to to fire civil servants.

Americas

  • Thousands of protesters supporting a strike by Colombia’s agricultural workersclashed with police in the capital, Bogotá.
  • The Colombian government said it is willing to begin peace negotiations with the country’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, after the group released a Canadian hostage.
  • Amid concerns of inflation, Brazil’s central bank raised a key interest rate half a percent from 8.5 to 9 percent.

Africa

  • Amid reports that Rwandan troops may enter the Democratic Republic of the Congo, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Rwanda to exercise restraint.
  • South African gold mine workers plan to launch a strike as they battle for increased wages.
  • A severed human head was sent to the chief of Kenya’s police commission.

-By Elias Groll

LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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The Americans can turn to a very good Swiss watch maker~~Patek~~ to help them discern that it’s time to say NO to any more Arabian misadventures~~
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 The Americans can turn to a very good Swiss watch maker~~Patek~~ to help them discern that it’s time to say NO to any more Arabian misadventures~~

 
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