It appears the United States is determined to engage in yet another war without having been attacked or even having their allies attacked. The brazen Obama doctrine of preemptively bombing civilians to prevent a humanitarian crisis may soon be coming to another lucky country; Syria.
Although the build up to this conflict has been brewing for some time, it has now begun to boil. The US State Department is claiming categorically that Syria has weapons of mass destruction and that their use against foreign-backed rebels is imminent.
The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said. (emphasis added)
They wouldn’t be lying to get us into another war of aggression, would they? Continue Reading
Stephen Lendman, Contributor
Polls show most Israelis and Americans oppose war with Iran. Political leaders pay no attention nor ask why Iran, with or without nuclear weapons, would strike Israel or any other country.
Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in over 200 years. It threatens none now. It’s not developing or producing nuclear weapons. Washington, Israeli, and most other world leaders know it.
Iran’s nuclear program is a red herring cover. It’s used as pretext to replace an independent state with a subservient pro-Western one. It’s also about furthering Israeli regional dominance.
Waging full-scale war on Syria and/or Iran is madness. War with either country is all lose, no gain, and potential catastrophic consequences if things spin out of control. Warmongers push ahead with plans anyway.
Israel will be gravely affected. Why else would most Israelis oppose war and Netanyahu for threatening it? Last spring, hundreds marched in Tel Aviv against it. They chanted anti-Netanyahu slogans and railed against AIPAC.
They never went away. Expect them back. They’re joined by many others. On August 16, Haaretzheadlined “Hundreds of Israelis petition IDF pilots: Refuse orders to bomb Iran,” saying:
Tel Aviv law professors Menachem Mautner and Chaim Gans joined them. Petition language calls attacking Iran a “highly mistaken gamble.”
Besides fundamental legal issues, at best it will delay, not destroy, Iran’s nuclear program. Doing so also exacts “an exorbitant price.”
Petition language said “No.”
“Certainly, this is not a simple option. It involves profound professional and moral dilemmas, and carries the risk of losing a career which is important to you and also the possibility of being prosecuted.” Continue Reading
There is no man feared more by International Jewry than Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
And while the Zionist West and its lackeys at the Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council would have us believe that armed jihadists in Syria who are murdering innocent native civilians are “lovers of democracy,” Putin remains unshaken in his defense of International law.
Last November, Putin sent a signal to the Zionist lapdogs by dispatching the Russian Patriarch on a religious mission to Syria where he met with both the Syrian Antiochian Patriarch and Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.
The message was clear:
Putin—who recently announced that in the tradition of the Tsars his foreign policy will include protecting Orthodox Christians abroad—left no doubt that any attempt to oust Assad, who is protecting ALL minorities in Syria, will be opposed.
Putin outlined his anti-Zionist stand last week when he assembled both Orthodox Christian and moderate Islamic clergy for a clear and certain News Release that he will not countenance any foreign military intervention in Syria. Continue Reading
For the last year I’ve been trying to figure out the military and the sociological background for what this country seems determined to accomplish. Today I was having a conversation with an old friend and trying very hard to spell out exactly what is going on. However that left me the core of the real PROBLEMS that any version of this government or Israel’s actual military protocol’s might actually require: No matter how I looked at this it made absolutely no sense and left me with the very clear thought that these creatures must be smokin’ something; because there is simply NO WAY that any of this nightmare could actually come true!
To put this logistically: We still have Iraq that is tying up about 25,000 or so mercenaries that we must pay for, and then there is still Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Afghanistan we are confined to the bases, and we’re losing more turf every day. In Pakistan we’ve fucked that up so badly that Pakistan now wants to go to war against us over Iran if we attack that formerly sovereign country. Those are the still-smoldering three wars that Bush started.
Moving from there to Libya, where we basically leveled that country in exchange for getting rid of Gadaffi, but Libya still requires our “leadership” in order to keep the Outlaws from leveling whatever is left of that place. Then there is the about to be hottest spot outside of Iran:Syria, where we are trying to covertly do another war just like Libya except that we are being challenged by both Russia and China over that one, because no one wants another Libya. These (Libya, Syria, and Iran) are the “ready to ignite wars.”
On top of those we have troops in Somalia, Yemen, and soon to be in Lebanon and possibly Jordon. So in this one region of the world we are at war, or about to be at war, in seven to nine different nations – simultaneously?
And this doesn’t count whatever we are still trying to do in Central & South America, the China Sea, and the Pacific Rim nations. I guess the government cannot actually count because to fight this many wars especially with mercenary forces as well as US troops, Hell the weaponry alone is MASSIVELY EXPENSIVE. And this is just what shows up on the surface. WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GET THE MONEY! Remember we do not have a functioning nation, we have no jobs and no future, so how will any of this get paid for! Continue Reading
Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
In a clear act of censorship, after a video was uploaded to the official Facebook page for the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) which exposed the highly manipulated ABC interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the page was removed by Facebook.
The video was of a press conference held by the spokesman for the Syrian Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry, Jihad Makdessi, showing how the ABC interview was deceitfully edited.
“The conference showed how the US TV channel ABC manipulated the content of their interview with President Bashar al-Assad and distorted it through editing and omission,” writes SANA.
Syrians on Facebook have apparently already created a new page dedicated to the Syrian TV station, but this instance of Facebook controlling the narrative is hardly something which can be ignored.
The entire interview, conducted by Barbara Walters, is an exercise in Western propaganda which is completely divorced from objective reality and instead based solely on pulling the heart strings of viewers in hopes that they will not go through the effort of verifying any of the claims.
In this article we will also explore just how Walters goes about misrepresenting the truth and misleading the viewer during the interview. Continue Reading
Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Today the Obama administration said that they pulled U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford out of Syria due to concerns over his personal safety.
This prompted Damascus to remove their Ambassador from Washington D.C., clearly showing a further deterioration of relations between the United States and Syria which are already remarkably strained.
With U.S. Senator John McCain proposing military intervention in Syria and the United Nations pushing against China and Russia in favor of sanctions and a Security Council resolution, the stakes are getting higher by the day.
The U.S. State Department claims that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been backing intimidation and political smearing of U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Ford, which is not unreasonable given his meetings with the Syrian opposition and vocal criticism of the Assadgovernment.
In September, Ambassador Ford’s motorcade was assaulted by pro-government Syrians on the way to a meeting with prominent opposition figure Hassan Abdel-Azim. Following this, crowds attempted to break into the office where the meeting was occurring, effectively trapping Ford inside for about 90 minutes. Continue Reading
M. Ruppert, Contributing Writer
Ah, good ol’ Iran making ambiguous threats which are then used by the corporate media to hype up an irrational fear and support for a possible preemptive strike. The media’s Iran fearmongering was on a bit of a hiatus as they utilized their propaganda machine to focus on Libya, Syria, and Pakistan. However, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Aerospace Force gave the Western media plenty of murky possible threats to run with.
JERUSALEM — The Israeli government on Tuesday appealed to Apple Inc. to remove an application called “ThirdIntifada” from its App Store, saying the program glorifies violence against the Jewish state.
Israel’s information minister, Yuli Edelstein, sent the request in an email to Steve Jobs, the chief executive of the American iPhone maker.
“Intifadah” is the Arabic term for two violent uprisings against Israel over the past two decades. The free application encourages its followers to share opinions and organize protests against Israel.
It is linked to a website that, among other things, helped organize violent clashes with Israeli troops recently along Israel’s frontiers with Lebanon and Syria.
“Upon review of the stories, articles and photos published by means of the application, one can easily see that this is in fact anti-Israel and anti-Zionist. Furthermore, as is implied by its name, the application calls for an uprising against the State of Israel,” Edelstein wrote.
“I am convinced that you are aware of this type of application’s ability to unite many toward an objective that could be disastrous,” he added. “I therefore turn to you with the request to instruct the immediate removal of the application in question.”
There was no immediate comment by Apple.
Apple’s guidelines for developers say that applications “containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.”
The guidelines also reject depictions of weapons that encourage “illegal or reckless” use.
A similar campaign by Edelstein last March prompted Facebook to remove a related page.
Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
Washington DC, June 20- With the previously covert US bombing of Yemen out in the open, the Obama administration is now waging illegal wars against at least five countries – Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Yemen. Given Obama’s absurd and Orwellian theory that acts of war from the air in the sea do not constitute hostilities under the terms of the War Powers Act, this list may be incomplete, and stealth US attacks may be going on elsewhere as well. As spring turns into summer along the banks of the Potomac, there are signs that Obama’s next move may be a trifecta of aggression – an attack on Syria which would also embroil the US in war with Iran and with the Hezbollah forces of Lebanon. Or, the Obama rampage may strike Pakistan. The “Arab Spring” of color revolutions, military coups, and destabilizations is moving inexorably towards a possible world conflagration whose outlines are already visible.
According to military sources, on June 15, US Special Forces units based at Fort Hood, Texas, have been told to prepare for deployment to Libya no later than July. Also on alert, reportedly for September or October, are the heavy armored units of the First Cavalry Division, currently located in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with other components of the US III Corps at various US bases. Observers point out that US Special Forces have been in Libya since February at the latest. They also note that, while the Libyan destination is highly plausible, some of these units may also find themselves on the way to Yemen, Syria, Iran, or beyond. At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry was denouncing the presence of the US Aegis cruiser Monterrey in the Black Sea. The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan and its task force are presently off the coast of Syria. One very plausible explanation for these deployments might be that a US attack on Syria, under the pretext of protecting civilians, is imminent. Continue Reading
The USS Monterrey cruiser armed with Aegis surface missile interceptors has additionally been stationed in the Black Sea. Western sources additonally report a build-up of ship-borne anti-missile missile strength in the Mediterranean basin.
This huge concentration of naval missile interceptor units looks like preparations by Washington for the contingency of Iran, Syria and Hizballah letting loose with surface missiles against US and Israeli targets in the event of US militaryintervention to stop the anti-opposition slaughter underway in Syria. Continue Reading