SYRIA

Sep 03 03:42

The Grand Saudi Reversal

While for the past 35 years Saudi Arabia has supported all the jihadist movements to the most extremist, Riyadh seems suddenly to have changed policy. Threatened in its very existence by a possible attack from the Islamic Emirate, Saudi Arabia has given the signal for the destruction of the organization. But contrary to appearances, the EIS remains supported by Turkey and Israel who sell their looted oil.

Sep 02 10:34

Second American journalist beheaded by ISIS terrorists

A new video has been posted on the internet purported to show Islamic State militants beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff.

The Associated Press and the SITE Intel Group, an organization that tracks the online activity of terrorist groups, both reported on Tuesday that the video had been posted online, barely two weeks after the group formerly known as ISIS published a similar clip of American photojournalist James Foley suffering from the same fate at the hands of the group.

The White House could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video, but press secretary Joshua Earnest said during a briefing on Tuesday that the administration’s “thoughts and prayers” are with Sotloff’s family.

Sep 02 10:06

Israel Raises Alarm Over Islamist Militants On Its Frontiers

Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

The Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has established a major presence in the region, analysts said, and is poised to carry out attacks across the barren borderlands where Syria, Israel and Jordan converge.

Iran meanwhile is seeking to expand its influence in the region via its support for Assad and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, all of which are allied against the Sunni insurgency confronting Assad, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.

Sep 02 06:44

NATO, the finger of death

Iraq: Chaos! Libya: Chaos! Syria: Chaos! Whatever NATO touches, turns putrid, rots and dies. Three interventions by the Anglo-Saxon Alliance (UK and US), two by the FUKUS Axis (add France), three interventions by NATO, three destabilized States crawling with terrorists. The responsibility lies at the feet of Washington and its poodle States and the onus is on them to right the wrongs they willfully committed. You messed up, now... Pay for it!

Sep 02 06:44

The Covert Origins of ISIS

Evidence of the real origins of ISIS as a direct (and deliberate or at least predictable) result of US foreign policy and actions in the Middle East.

Sep 01 18:42

Majority of Britons opposed to bombing Isis but David Cameron leaves the door to action open

Only one in three people supports Britain launching air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria, according to a survey for The Independent.

David Cameron yesterday left the door open to Britain joining the United States, which has already bombed Isis targets in Iraq. But the ComRes poll found that the Prime Minister would face strong public opposition if he decided to join the US bombing campaign.

Only 35 per cent of people agree that Britain should take part in air strikes, while 50 per cent disagree and 15 per cent are “don’t knows”. Men (42 per cent) are much more likely to support air strikes than women (28 per cent).

There is even stronger opposition to sending ground forces, which Mr Cameron has ruled out. Only 20 per cent of the public agree that the UK should send armed forces on the ground, and 69 per cent disagree.

Sep 01 13:34

Children Sent Into Battle in Syrian War

Children are being enlisted by Syrian rebel groups, to be used as combatants and sexual slaves, as they represent a vulnerable social group, which can be easily convinced and manipulated.

Aug 31 15:36

The Covert Origins of ISIS

Evidence of the real origins of ISIS as a direct (and deliberate or at least predictable) result of US foreign policy and actions in the Middle East.

Aug 31 15:09

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.

Aug 31 09:22

ISIL completely fabricated enemy by US: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.

“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.

He made the remarks as US President Barack Obama is under pressure to seek congressional approval before expanding Washington’s military air campaign against ISIL targets from Iraq into neighboring Syria.

Aug 31 08:54

75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

Israel confirms entry of UNDOF peacemakers across Golan border; al-Nusra rebels attack troops near DMZ; Irish troops extricate some Fijian colleagues

Aug 31 07:47

The Covert Origins of ISIS

The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is to wipe out anyone and everyone, from any religion or belief system and to impose Shari'ah law. The mass executions, beheadings and even crucifixions that they are committing as they work towards this goal are flaunted like badges of pride, video taped and uploaded for the whole world to see. This is the new face of evil.

Aug 30 19:23

ISIL fabricated by US!: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

Aug 30 12:20

Ravaging and Destroying Syria

Advancing America's imperium matters most. Core international, constitutional and US statute laws aren't important.

Nor high crimes against peace. On geopolitical issues mattering most, MSM editors, correspondents, columnists and contributors support what demands condemnation.

Aug 30 08:52

BEX Alert!!! - "ISIL laptop shows plans for biological attacks in Syria"

Syrian opposition sources say a laptop seized from ISIL Takfiri terrorists contains a series of secret plans including hints at biological attacks.

The laptop was recovered during a raid on an ISIL hideout in Idlib Province close to Turkey's border.

A commander in a rival anti-government group in Syria has told American magazine, Foreign Policy, that the computer belonging to a Tunisian militant, contained thousands of secret files in French, English, and Arabic.

It also contained lessons on disguise, bomb-making, stealing cars as well as ideological justifications for militancy, the commander added.

Western media reports say one of the documents included instructions on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals.

The laptop also includes a 26-page fatwa (decree) by ISIL terrorist leaders on the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Aug 30 08:31

Syrian Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

Other U.N. peacekeepers were able to flee from a different encampment that that was also surrounded by rebels of the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate, they said.

The clashes came after Syrian rebel groups, including the Nusra Front, overran the Quneitra crossing — located on the frontier between Syrian and Israeli controlled parts of the Golan Heights — on Wednesday, seizing 44 Fijian peacekeepers.

The Nusra Front also surrounded the nearby Rwihana and Breiqa encampments, where other U.N. peacekeepers were holed up.

Aug 30 05:03

Miko Peled # Zionism Must Go #Free Palestine, End the Occupation

Miko Peled talks of Changing the Conversation on Palestine.

"Connecting Gaza back to Palestine"

He began by saying: “To understand what happened in Gaza recently, you must go back to Balfour and to 1947”

“It is impossible to talk about Gaza, without talking about 1947 and 1948 and so on…”

He notes an attempt is being made to isolate Gaza from the rest of Palestine. Which is what Israel, the U.S. and the Europeans have been doing. By isolating it, they are stopping the solution.

Palestine is not Gaza and the West Bank. Palestine is the Galilee, it is Jerusalem, it is Jaffa and it is Haifa, it is the entire country, he notes.

The Peace talks and all these so-called efforts is an attempt to bring the Palestinians to surrender. But, the Palestinians will not surrender. And Hamas will not go away.

Hamas is an resistance organization. It was established as a result of a brutal Oppression and Occupation.

Aug 29 14:06

BOOGA BOOGA! Report: Pope Francis Is ‘In The Crosshairs Of ISIS’

A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis — a report that the Vatican says is simply not true.

Aug 29 13:42

Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, HuffPost/YouGov Poll Shows

A majority of Americans think the United States should expand its military campaign against insurgents in Iraq into Syria as well, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.
Source: Topix

Aug 29 13:22

We don't have a strategy yet': Obama stuns Washington by admitting he is clueless about tackling ISIS

President Barack Obama said during a Thursday press conference that his administration doesn't have a plan worked out yet for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria.

'I don't want to put the cart before the horse,' Obama said at the White House. 'We don't have a strategy yet.'

'We need to make sure we've got clear plans, and we're developing them,' he said. 'At that point I will consult with Congress and make sure their voices are heard.'

'What I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are,' Obama cautioned.

Aug 29 11:17

Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, Poll Shows

A majority of Americans think the United States should expand its military campaign against insurgents in Iraq into Syria as well, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the poll, 60 percent of Americans now support airstrikes against insurgents in Syria, while 20 percent are opposed. That level of support approached the 64 percent of Americans in the survey who said they support the current airstrike campaign against Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Either these polls were polling the criminally insane, or doing "push polling", where the poll conductors know percisely where they will get a specific outcome to a specific question asked.

NO THINKING PERSON I KNOW SUPPORTS A MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA OR IRAQ.

But this is not about ISIS: it is about to whom the oil in the Middle East is sold, and in what currency. Such a military misadventure, as happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya (countries which are imploding, thanks to US military interventions) is all about the money. This is why our kids in our military are going to get killed or maimed for life: corporate profit.

I am watching the feed of one of the usual corporate shill presstitutes this morning, and we are being given the verbal/visual IV drip of "terror, terror, terror", and are told that the UK has raised its terror threat level to "severe".

Fear leads to illogic, hated of "the other", and completely zaps our ability to think rationally. It is almost as though the US and UK are working in lock step to create new false flags, perhaps in both the US and the UK.

Please understand: I am praying this doesn't happen. But if it does, please think: who benefits?!? It certainly will not be the British or American people who will benefit, who are already deep into harm's way economically, except for the 1 percenters. It will be engineered to jinn up more and more wars, to protect the supremacy of the dollar and line the pockets of the military industrial complex in both countries.

Aug 29 10:52

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video as the US invades Iraq for the third time, Kiev fakes an invasion by Russia, Libya's US puppet rules are driven from office, and a new flood of TV commercials hits the corporate media networks reminding all 18 year-olds that they MUST register for selective service.

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Aug 29 07:45

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced - UN

The record figure is one million refugees more than a year ago, while a further 6.5 million are displaced within Syria, meaning that "almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives," it said.

"The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them," Antonio Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement.

Aug 29 07:13

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they could be judged for them, he argued. “Thats why I find myself invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction in regard with these crimes” — Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez.

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.

The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”.

Aug 29 07:09

Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse.

The reality is quite different. While there is a virtual news blackout with regard to Ukraine in the West, with little being shown beyond pictures of talking heads in Washington and Kiev, the media coverage in Russia is relentless, with daily bulletins describing troop movements, up-to-date maps of the conflict zones, and lots of eye-witness testimony, commentary and analysis.

Aug 29 07:01

China: America has lost face and is sick

Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.

A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.

Needless to say, the Chinese government has a slightly different story.

Aug 28 15:25

Obama wants war plan against ISIS by the end of the week

Top US officials say President Barack Obama wants to decide American strategy for combating extremist group Islamic State’s strongholds in Syria. Yet the administration is still scrambling to understand the goals and limits of potential military action.

Aug 28 14:23

CFR: U.S. not need recognize Syrian soverienty in ISIS attacks

SYRIA WARNS ANY ATTEMPT TO ENTER SYRIA WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK

Aug 28 13:53

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors.

Aug 28 13:47

France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels”

President François Hollande confirmed in a Le Monde interview on August 19 that France has been directly supplying arms to the “rebels” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in its proxy war to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. This came ahead of the recent US decision to intervene militarily in Syria, ostensibly to crush the Islamic State (IS) opposition militia operating in Iraq and Syria.

Aug 28 07:46

Washington Sabotages Russian/Ukrainian Summit

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko met in Minsk. It was their first official bilateral meeting. They discussed relevant geopolitical issues. Key is resolving Southeastern Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.
Putin urges doing it peacefully. Poroshenko’s continues war without mercy. He deplores democracy. He wants freedom fighting self-defense forces crushed. He wants unchallenged hardline rule.
He lied saying his visit was “to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise. The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account.”
His actions speak louder than words. Peace is an executive decision away. He can make it by calling off his dogs. He can choose diplomacy over confrontation. He can order a ceasefire. He can do so straightaway. He can meet face-to-face with Southeastern Ukrainian leaders. He can respect their democratic credentials. He can listen to their demands.

Aug 28 07:42

Hate Speech from a Christian (sic) Organization

The demand conveyed in the above box is plastered on top of the most non-Christian web site on the internet: CUFI, Christians United for Israel. Would that it would read: Christians United for Isolation of Israel, then it would offer a Christian message of a peaceful means to stop genocide in Palestine. The very thought that an organization could call itself Christian and demand that Christians support the wanton slaughter of children and mothers and fathers caught like animals in a cage and mercilessly shot to death borders on the actions of human madness. What ministers of god would dare such mendacity in Christ’s name? How abhorrent.

Aug 28 07:39

40 Holocaust survivors condemn ‘massacre’ of Palestinians, call for BDS against Israel

40 survivors of the Holocaust signed the letter and 287 descendants of victims also added their names.

A group of Holocaust survivors and descendants of those targeted by Nazi Germany have harshly criticized Israeli actions in Gaza and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Following a letter from survivors of the Holocaust printed in the New York Times on Saturday, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which helped coordinate the letter, organized a press call Monday, where some of those who signed the letter spoke out against the assault on Gaza.

Aug 27 18:46

Christopher Bollyn - "The Islamic State and John McCain"

Why has Sen. John McCain supported the gang of terrorists who behead innocent American journalists? Why is a leader from the U.S. Congress meeting with and supporting groups of mad-dog fanatics in the Middle East; the very same groups who we now find ourselves at war with? Why is the U.S. waging war against the militant and extremist groups in the Middle East that it helped create and arm in the first place?

Aug 27 17:05

Syria’s Assad forms new government

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government less than three months after being re-elected for a third term.

On Wednesday, Assad formed his new government that consists of 11 new ministers, including Hassan al-Nuri, his rival in the latest presidential election.

Nuri has been assigned as the minister of administrative development, while other ministerial posts remained unchanged, including the prime minister as well as foreign and defense ministers.

Assad won 88.7 percent of the vote, or 10,319,723 of 11,634,412 votes cast in the election held on June 3.

Aug 27 12:46

ISIS Raises the Stakes While the U.S. Pursues Bankrupt Syria Policy

The killing of James Foley by Isis caused an upsurge of international revulsion and condemnation with harsh words from the US defence secretary and others. But the Obama administration is trying hard not to be sucked into a war that could be more serious than the US invasion and occupation of Iraq between 2003 and 2011.

Aug 27 12:36

Let's Treat Assad Fairly - Like Any Other Pro-West Dictator in the Middle East

Opinion, by Bruce Melton |
Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're being told that it's an absolute emergency to bomb Assad's main military opponents. Greenwald concludes that the main constant of US foreign policy is that we always have to bomb people; exactly whom we have to bomb right now is much less important.

Aug 27 11:18

Q&A | Credible Analysis On The Roots Of Syrian Crisis, By Prof. AbuKalil, 2013

Undoubtedly, this is the most accurate discussion I have read about the Syrian Crisis, based on facts, knowledge and scientific terms, The following post is republished from the Angry Arab Blog.

1) How do you characterize what is happening in Syria? to what extent it is a revolution and to what extent it is not?

Aug 27 09:33

US Surveillance Flights A Step Toward Expanding War Into Syria

Officials confirmed the move toward surveillance flights over ISIS targets in Syria, leaving somewhat open the question of when the US is going to start launching airstrikes against targets inside Syria, expanding the Iraq War across the border.

Yet it’s not really a question of if, but when, as the surveillance flights are clearly the first step toward such attacks. The primary question is how to start launching such attacks without Syrian coordination, since officials want to avoid the appearance of cooperating with Syria.

The questions abound about expanding the war into Syria and are mostly unanswered, with Gen. Dempsey pushing the attacks, and the US already giving targeting intel to Syria’s government for the ISIS war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real reason the US government is going into Syria, and back into Iraq, is that with ISIS controlling so much of the oil (at 2 to 3 million dollars of revenue per day), the oil is not being sold in US dollars, but other denominations.

This is about wrestling back economic control of the oil, and the currency in which is is sold.

Aug 27 08:06

Myth of ‘Limited’ US Airstrikes in Syria

The US is once again on the warpath against Syria after the beheading of US citizen James Foley was released on the internet a week ago.

His execution is being used to justify a mixed anti-terror and ‘humanitarian’ intervention in northeastern Syria. An information offensive has now been launched to peddle the myth of ‘limited’ strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets, but in all actuality, such a campaign is impossible to contain within the strict limits US authorities are promising.

Obama has already authorized surveillance flights over Syrian territory, showing that an attack appears to be imminent. A quick exercise in scenario forecasting illustrates how any US intervention in Syria will most certainly evolve from a ‘limited anti-terror operation’ to a massive military offensive, complete with proxy occupations and a full-scale outbreak of chaos throughout the entire country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, ya think?

Aug 27 07:52

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!

A United Nations report has accused Syria of using chemical weapons eight times in April - and highlights mass atrocities by Islamic State militants.

The report by the independent Commission of Inquiry said it believed chlorine, dispatched in barrel bombs, was the agent used on multiple occasions.

It also highlighted mock crucifixions, public executions, amputations and the beheading of children by Islamic State militants in parts of Syria.

The accusations came amid reports that Syrian rebels had seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Aug 27 07:00

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine...

Dear Mr. President Putin,

Please accept our apologies on behalf of a great many people here in the Netherlands for our Government and our Media. The facts concerning MH17 are twisted to defame you and your country.

We are powerless onlookers, as we witness how the Western Nations, led by the United States, accuse Russia of crimes they commit themselves more than anybody else. We reject the double standards that are used for Russia and the West. In our societies, sufficient evidence is required for a conviction. The way you and your Nation are convicted for 'crimes' without evidence, is ruthless and despicable.

You have saved us from a conflict in Syria that could have escalated into a World War. The mass killing of innocent Syrian civilians through gassing by ‘Al-­?Qaeda’ terrorists, trained and armed by the US and paid for by Saudi Arabia, was blamed on Assad. In doing so, the West hoped public opinion would turn against Assad, paving the way for an attack on Syria.

Aug 27 06:52

WTF White House Statement Of The Day: Syria Airstrikes Edition

As AP reports, it appears Syrian airstrikes are on their way, but there's a mind-blowing twist in US foreign policy: "In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets."

Aug 27 06:51

Lavrov: Anti «ISIS» must be done with the consent of the countries concerned

Russian Foreign minister “Sergei Lavrov” streesed that his country’s support"in principle" the idea of the fight against the organization "Islamic State” stressing the need to include both Iraq and Syria alike and respect for the sovereignty of the countries concerned Lavrov said during his press conference the need for coordination with the only legitimate governments in both Syria and Iraq if the American military wanted to hit organization sites in Syria and other countries in the form of play in Iraqi territory.

Aug 26 09:19

Is Hamas Leader Al-Arouri A ‘Double Agent’ for Israel?

Turkey has openly acknowledged that a top Hamas operative has been residing within its borders. The United States has also acknowledged this fact.

Saleh al-Arouri, one of the founding members of Hamas’s Qassam Brigades was exiled to Syria until the Arab Spring, quickly making his way to Turkey thereafter. Al-Arouri, formerly jailed in Israel for his Hamas membership has recently claimed that Hamas was involved in the deaths of three Israeli teens – without providing evidence.

Aug 26 08:32

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis released from captivity in Syria

Secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday confirmed the release in Syria of Peter Theo Curtis, an American journalist who had been held for two years by the militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaida.

Aug 26 08:28

US policies can result in next World War: American journalist

Washington’s policies can “explode the entire Middle East” and they can “result in the next World War,” an American political commentator says.

In an interview with Press TV on Monday, James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, said US military interventions in other countries, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have created brutal terrorist groups like ISIL.

ISIL “is the result of the failed US invasion of Iraq,” Morris said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US wants a major war. They need something to blame when the economy collapses!

Aug 26 08:12

Syria ready to cooperate with U.S. and others to stop Islamic State

The UN on Monday accused jihadists in Iraq of “ethnic and religious cleansing” as the most senior U.S. military officer warned they will soon threaten America and Europe.

As condemnation of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group mounted, Syria — a pariah over its bloody crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s rule — said it was ready to work with the global community against “terrorism.”

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said abuses by IS and affiliated groups in Iraq against non-Arab ethnic groups and non-Sunni Muslims involved targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, trafficking, and destruction of holy and cultural sites.

“They are systematically targeting men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation and are ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the areas under their control,” Pillay said.

“Such persecution would amount to crimes against humanity,” she added, in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My goodness, what a difference a year makes!

Was it not just a year ago that John Kerry and President Obama were on the verge of ordering air strikes against Syria for allegedly hitting its own population with poison gas?!?

And the two people who talked them out of that foolishness were none other than Russia's Vlad Putin and Sergei Lavrov, now demonized today, because they protested the illegal replacement of the duly elected Ukrainian government in a US/EU/UCB-backed putsch.

In the Middle East there is a saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And this is nowhere proven more true than the US's sudden turnabout regarding Syria and the IS.

Aug 25 15:20

Has British expert worked out where James Foley was killed? Analysis of video leads to claims it was filmed south of Syrian city of Raqqa

Has British expert worked out where James Foley was killed? Analysis of video leads to claims it was filmed south of Syrian city of Raqqa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Aug 25 12:09

Could James Foley have been murdered by ISIS a YEAR ago? New claims from Assad regime over footage of beheading

Murdered American journalist James Foley was killed a year ago after first being sold by the US-backed Free Syrian Army to his killers, it was claimed today.

Bouthaina Shabaan, President Bashar al-Assad's official spokesman, said that the Islamic State was an ‘extension’ of the Free Syrian Army, the rebel group which led the uprising against the [Syrian government] three years ago.

She said the United Nations had 'information' that the photojournalist was beheaded last year.

She added: ‘Isis [now Islamic State] is only an extension of what was happening right from the first day in Syria.

Aug 24 10:26

ISIS are Sunni Impostors & Saudi-CIA Shills

Left. John McCain meets with Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS in Aleppo in April 2013. Source

ISIS pretends to lead a Sunni resurgence but in fact they are not Sunnis.

David Livingstone explains they are Salafis, a longstanding
Illuminati proxy aimed at dividing and conquering the Muslim world. - See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2014/08/ISIS-are-Sunni-Impostors%20.html#sthash....

Aug 23 14:28

US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders

Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes.

Aug 23 10:07

Muslim Leaders Worldwide Condemn ISIS

Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS

Why don’t we hear Muslims condemning the barbarian ISIS terrorists?

ABC News’ Laura Ingraham, Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Fox & Friends and other U.S. media commentators say that Muslims are silent and complicit.

Muslim leaders are actually speaking out … but our press isn’t covering it.

Aug 22 15:17

Gov't Fear Factory: ISIS Is Here, Just in Time for Another 9/11 Anniversary

Aug 22 15:06

Pentagon: No evidence of ISIS at border

The Defense Department on Friday pushed back against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) claim that fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) might have entered the United States across its southern border.

Aug 22 14:05

Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State Militant Group

The Islamic State, which metastasized from a group of militants seeking to overthrow the Syrian government into a marauding army gobbling up chunks of the Middle East, gained momentum early on from a calculated decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go easy on it, according to people close to the regime.

Earlier in the three-year-old Syrian uprising, Mr. Assad decided to mostly avoid fighting the Islamic State to enable it to cannibalize the more secular rebel group supported by the West, the Free Syrian Army,...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a real reach. The spin is that Assad is somehow to blame for ISIS, even though they admit that ISIS opposed Assad.

Aug 22 12:41

NY Times BEX alert - Blamed for ISIS’ Rise in Syria, Assad Is Pushed to Escalate Fight

The extremist militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have attacked Syrian troops with new ferocity in recent weeks, taking over three northeastern military bases, beheading scores of soldiers and seizing new territory.

The jihadist offensive has prompted some panicked supporters of the Syrian government to sharply criticize the leadership, questioning why it appeared to allow ISIS to build a base in the northern Syria province of Raqqa for the last year, while claiming the Syrian Army was fighting terrorism. As far back as June, as ISIS fighters swept back into Syria with American weapons looted in Iraq, Elia Samaan, a government adviser, exclaimed, “Where is our air force?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Man, the propagandists don't even care if what they say makes any sense at all! Assad had nothing to do with the rise of ISIS. ISIS was (like Al Qaeda) a creation of the US, funded by the US and trained by the US in Jordan.

They are pushing way too hard on this.

We all need to be on the lookout for "something spectacular" to kick off WW3 for real!

Aug 22 12:09

US Begins Selling "Syria Intervention" Using ISIS Pretext

In a previous report titled, "Growing Mayhem - US Operating on Both Sides of Syrian-Iraqi Border," it was reported that (emphasis added):

Clearly, the answer, left for readers to arrive at on their own, is that these "successful" US airstrikes in Iraq must be carried over into Syria - where mission creep can do the rest, finally dislodging the Syrian government from power after an ongoing proxy war has failed to do so since 2011. After arming and aiding the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Iraq, the US will attempt to make a similar argument regarding the arming of terrorists in Syria and providing them direct US air support to defeat ISIS - and of course - Damascus.

In less than 24 hours, the New York Times would report in its article, "U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS," that:

Aug 22 11:09

Fmr. Homeland Security Adviser: ‘Very, Very True’ ISIS May Have Crossed Border

Joshua Katz, an Army veteran and former CIA operations officer who served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said it is “very, very, true” that ISIS may have crossed the southern border.

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Obviously this will not go over very well with the pro-illegal immigration agenda, but what is being done here is the creation of a plausible means for the terrorists (nudge nudge wink wink) to have brought the bomb into the US. Personally, I think the weapon is already inside the US and has been for quite some time, either a bomb crafted from some of the Uranium Israel stole during the NUMEC scandal or the missing nuke from the Minot incident.

Aug 22 09:29

US Top Brass: Striking Syria Back on the Table

Defense Secretary Hagel and Gen. Dempsey indicate willingness to expand US war to Syria

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Okay, Chuck and Marty, if you really feel that way, here are your rifles! Here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo but here are a couple bright day-glo jumpsuits left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your heads climbing into that transport plane, and we will call Assad and tell him you are on your way to kick his gluteus maximus all by yourself.

But We The People remember how the US Government has been trying to take over Syria using hired mercenaries for the last three years. We The People remember how you lied about Assad gassing his own people to trick us into war, which didn't work because we still remember how you lied about Saddam's nuclear weapons and stolen incubators to trick us into war with Iraq, and we remember how you lied about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin to trick us into war with Vietnam, and how you lied to us about the Lusitania not carrying weapons to trick us into WW1, and how you lied about a Spanish mine in Havana harbor sinking the USS Maine to trick us into war with Spain ... need I go on?

So you will forgive us if we sit this next war for conquest and enrichment out and keep our children safe at home. But feel free to attack Assad all by yourself, and we will watch safely from home, as you in the government have always done when it was our children being killed and crippled in wars ultimately fought for the bankers!

Aug 22 09:20

NATO Using Foley and ISIS As A Pretext For Bombing Syria - Ultimate Target Is Russia

The Islamic State and the war in Syria is back on the front pages of the news once again on the heels of the alleged killing of James Mark Foley, an American journalist working in Syria. The outrage surrounding the alleged beheading of Foley, while justifiable if it is real, is already being used for propaganda purposes, namely in order to build up American support for an aerial bombing campaign against the Syrian government.

Aug 22 09:19

THE ISIS CONSPIRACY EXPLAINED!

The ISIS "uprising" is a US-Israel engineered plot using provocateurs, mercenaries, "jihadist" fanatics, and NGO's. The Axis of Evil and its various puppets seek to smash any independent Middle Eastern state that refuses to bow down to Greater Israel.

Aug 22 08:13

A senior US general expains that we’re learning to fight 4GWs [Fourth Generation Warfare] , but slowly

Summary: We’ve slowed the intensity of our efforts in the Long War, following failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the momentum shifts to our foes, as the fires we’ve sparked across the Middle East spread. Success in the next phase depends on what our military leaders have learned from their failures.

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Basically it comes down to the US being fully prepared to fight a war a certain way, only to meet an enemy that is outside the box.

Aug 22 08:07

John McCain, Conductor of the "Arab Spring" and the Caliph

Everyone has noticed the contradiction of those who recently characterized the Islamic Emirate as "freedom fighters" in Syria and who are indignant today faced with its abuses in Iraq. But if that speech is incoherent in itself, it makes perfect sense in the strategic plan: the same individuals were to be presented as allies yesterday and must be as enemies today, even if they are still on orders from Washington. Thierry Meyssan reveals below US policy through the particular case of Senator John McCain, conductor of the "Arab Spring" and longtime partner of Caliph Ibrahim.

Aug 22 07:53

McCain's ISIS Buddies Now Better Armed Than The Kurds: Thanks, America!

In a textbook example of The Law of Unintended Consequences, the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are complaining that their (mainly) Warsaw Pact-era weaponry is no match for the more modern tech being wielded by Sen. John McCain's ISIS chums.

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Aug 22 07:42

Ed Gein in a Skin Suit with Louboutins

Now we see an ominous glimpse of the agenda of the 1%. Those who are directly responsible for world conditions at this time. ISIS was created by western and Israeli intelligence services to act as a foil and a stimulus for reckless adventurism, manifesting as a whole lot of murder and mayhem against people without the weaponry to defend themselves. They are the new boogeyman to replace Al Qaeda, who is getting long in the tooth and they are the ones who are going to be blamed for the next major league false flag event soon to take place in the US or some similarly strategic location.

Aug 22 07:15

Pentagon: Islamic State Terrorist Will Regroup

Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon news conference, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that although the Islamic State group can be contained it cannot be defeated without attacking it in Syria.

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Aug 22 06:58

FLASHBACK - Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

A major transition in US counter-terrorism doctrine is unfolding.

While Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, remains firmly committed to waging a “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), his administration is now openly supporting selected rebel units in Syria which are part of the Al Qaeda network.

Known and documented, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, which has covertly supported the “Islamic Terror Network” since the heyday of the Soviet Afghan war.

While Al Qaeda is a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, a “New Normal” has been established.

An Al Qaeda affiliated organization, namely Syria’s Al Nusrah, is being supported “overtly” by the US President, rather than “covertly” by the CIA.

Aug 22 06:56

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

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Except that this is not a civil war but one in an endless series of covert US overthrows, such as the one started in Kiev last January that is still thrashing about. Since the end of WW2, the US Government has tried to covertly overthrow the governments of some 50 countries succeeding about half the time. Successes include Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. Failures include Iran in 2009 and arguably, Ukraine in 2014.

Aug 22 06:36

US general says raiding Syria is key to halting ISIS

"This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated," said the chairman, General Martin E Dempsey, in his most expansive public remarks on the crisis since American airstrikes began in Iraq. "Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Marty, if you really feel that way, here's your rifle! Here's your parachute. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we will call Assad and tell him you are on your way to kick his gluteus maximus all by yourself.

But We The People remember how the US Government has been trying to take over Syria using hired mercenaries for the last three years. We The People remember how you lied about Assad gassing his own people to trick us into war, which didn't work because we still remember how you lied about Saddam's nuclear weapons and stolen incubators to trick us into war with Iraq, and we remember how you lied about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin to trick us into war with Vietnam, and how you lied to us about the Lusitania not carrying weapons to trick us into WW1, and how you lied about a Spanish mine in Havana harbor sinking the USS Maine to trick us into war with Spain ... need I go on?

So you will forgive us if we sit this next war for conquest and enrichment out and keep our children safe at home. But feel free to attack Assad all by yourself, and we will watch safely from home, as you in the government have always done when it was our children being killed and crippled in wars ultimately fought for the bankers!

Aug 21 10:33

US Operating on Both Sides of Syrian-Iraqi Border – Providing Cover for Terrorists in Syria; Fighting ISIS in Iraq

US may attempt to arm and provide air cover for terrorists in Syria after claiming success in fighting ISIS in Iraq using Kurds.
As predicted, the “sudden” appearance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) in northern Iraq weeks ago, has created the rhetorical framework within which the United States and its regional partners will attempt to militarily intervene in both Iraq and Syria.

Aug 20 12:38

Some Commanders of Insurgency in Iraq Retreat to Syria

U.S. airstrikes have driven some ground commanders of the Sunni radical group Islamic State from northern Iraq across the border into Syria, Iraqi officials say.

The retreat into eastern Syria, where Islamic State has built up an operational base amid the chaos of civil war over the past few years, doesn't reflect a broader exodus by the group, which continues to solidify its grip on Iraqi territory under its control,...

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"So can I invade Syria now? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pretty please with chocolate all over it and a cherry on top?!?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 19 15:17

Assad forced to hit advancing ISIS in Syria

As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

Aug 18 20:06

US Bars All American Airlines from Flying Over Syria

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a "serious potential threat."

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Clearing the airspace for US air strikes?

Aug 14 08:58

Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel

A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week.

Aug 13 12:08

Last ‘Moderate’ Rebel Area in Northern Syria Poised to Fall

Long the US-backed “moderate” rebel umbrella for the Syrian Civil War, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) became operationally irrelevant long ago, as the US tried to find factions among the Islamist rebels they could spin as palatable. The FSA has remained bankrolled by the US, for all the good it’s done.

Now, the FSA is reporting that literally their last urban territorial possession is on the verge of falling, which would leave them only with a handful of rural areas along the Jordan border.

Aug 13 06:38

Syria’s sarin gas stockpile destroyed, Pentagon confirms

The entire Syrian stockpile of precursors required to make sarin gas has been destroyed by US experts on board a US neutralizer ship, Pentagon officials have confirmed.

Aug 11 14:32

Washington Threatens The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

The turmoil brought into the Middle East by the Bush and Obama regimes has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. As I write 40,000 Iraqis are stranded on a mountain top without water awaiting death at the hands of ISIS, a creation of US meddling.

Aug 11 11:29

Lindsey Graham predicts an ‘American city in flames’ if Obama doesn’t go to war in Iraq

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned on Sunday that militants in Iraq and Syria would attack the U.S. mainland if President Barack Obama did not immediately take military action to stop them.

“I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq,” Graham told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “Mr. President, you have never once spoke directly to the America people about the threat we face from being attacked from Syria, now Iraq. What is your strategy to stop these people from attacking the homeland?”

The senior senator from South Carolina recommended a “sustained air campaign in Syria and Iraq.”

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Okay Lindsey, if you really feel that way ...

Here's your rifle.

Here's your parachute.

We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the US torture centers. (We cleaned the bloodstains off of it ... mostly)

Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we'll call ... whoever it is we are supposed to hate this week and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember the lie about stolen incubators that tricked Americans into the first invasion of Iraq.

And we remember the lie about Saddam's nuclear weapons that tricked Americans into the second invasion of Iraq.

So you will forgive We The People if we sit this next invasion out and keep our young people safe at home.

Fool me once...

UPDATE: I went to post the above on the article at Raw Story only to discover I am now banned from posting there as well, so would someone who is NOT banned at Raw Story please add the above comment.

Aug 11 08:12

“ISIS” in Iraq Composed of Same Fanatics NATO Armed and Supplied in Libya and Syria

Time for Gulf Monarchies to Stop Backing Death Squads — or Else; No Bombing of Iran Or Syria; Due To Murderous Fascist Offensive, Russian Humanitarian Measures in Eastern Ukraine May Be Unavoidable

Aug 11 07:54

Clinton blames Obama for rise of militants

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has blamed the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on failures of US policy under President Barack Obama.

In an interview published on Sunday (local time) Clinton specifically faulted the US decision to stay on the sidelines of the insurgency against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as opening the way for the most extreme rebel faction, the Islamic State.

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Hillary's decision would have been full-on invasion; something to remember in 2016.

Aug 09 09:40

Busted! U.S. Trained ISIS At Secret Jordan Base!

Aug 09 09:39

Militant Islamic Group ISIS Trained at U.S. Base in Jordan

Jordanian officials recently revealed that members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS) were trained in 2012 by U.S. military instructors at a secret base in Jordan.

This militant Sunni group has made violent advances through northern and western Iraq, videotaping executions of civilians and soldiers and taking over Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city.

Aug 09 09:39

Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS

Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.

The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.

Aug 09 09:34

‘Shameless’ HSBC shuts Syrian refugees’ bank accounts in Britain

HSBC has been accused of “shamelessly profiling” its customers by ethnicity after it closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK just days after it was accused of discriminating against Muslim clients.

Aug 09 08:45

John McCain’s Whoops Moment: Photographed Chilling With ISIS

Does anyone remember when I wrote an article last year about John McCain being a traitor? Does the man in the red circle look familiar? Everyone put on your shocked face for John McCain’s whoops moment. It seems the Arizona Senator that is upset at Obama for the mess in Iraq was photographed chilling out with ISIS terrorist leaders in Syria!

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You need to remember that the US funded and created ISIS to use against Syria's Assad. So back then, they aere all buddy-buffy!

Aug 08 10:03

'America Is Coming to Help' Iraq, With More Bombs

n a televised address late Thursday night President Obama announced that he has authorized new U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq.

The president said the bombings may be necessary to stop the advance of a Sunni militant group, called the Islamic State (previously the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS), if they approach the recently increased U.S. forces stationed at a fortified consulate and a military base in the northern city of Erbil.

"To stop the advance on Erbil," Obama stated, "I’ve directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move toward the city. We intend to stay vigilant, and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another case of "blowback" from a poorly planned foreign policy. The US funded and trained ISIS to send against Syria's Assad. Then ISIS decided they had had enough of fighting the US' war in Syria and took their US taxpayer paid-for weapons and headed into Iraq, which was looking more attractive because of growing resentment by the people of Iraq against their US puppet regime. The Iraq security forces, also funded and trained by the US, dropped their US taxpayer paid-for weapons and ran, allowing ISIS to add to their arsenal of US taxpayer paid-for weapons and march towards Baghdad. So n ow Obama had ordered US warplanes (paid for again by the US taxpayers) to start dropping bombs (paid for again by the US taxpayers) onto ISIS to destroy their weapons (paid for again by the US taxpayers), along with a token number of food packages (paid for again by the US taxpayers) so Obama can pretend this is a humanitarian mission rather than invasion number three of Iraq.

As we head deeper into WW3, no matter who is fighting who, somehow the US taxpayer gets soaked for the bill!

Aug 01 08:13

FLASHBACK JANUARY - Syrian torture claims- Without the torture- Unlike Abu Ghraib- Odd?

Experts agree that the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian capital of Damascus could not have happened the way the US government contends

The attack could not have happened the way the US government contends. If it happened at all?

In such a timely fashion..... what appears today? ‘Evidence’ put together by the Qatar monarchy to manage your reality. If you will just believe unflinchingly. And just as the US showed it’s deceit and dishonesty. Oh but never mind there is torture ya know?

Here’s the story. Syrian regime accused of torture
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The report was commissioned by the Gulf state of Qatar, which backs the Syrian rebels.

The report was commissioned by Qatar, a backer of the murderous mercs.
That's red flag number 1!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yesterday we cast doubt on the authenticity of this Syrian defector code-named "Caesar", being used to mount yet another massive push for the invasion of Syria. As it turns out, this "Caesar" has been floating around the propaganda machine for six months now.

As a side note, when Syria fights back against a foreign-supported mercenary army it is denounced as a war crime justifying invasion by the US, but when Israel bombs a captive population three times in six years, the US calls it "self defense" and sends Israel more weapons!

Jul 31 12:30

BEX ALERT - Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000 More

Congress was shocked Thursday when a Syrian defector recounted how he documented Assad’s killing of over 11,000 innocents. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg, according to ‘Caesar.’

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad is holding 150,000 civilians in custody, all of whom are at risk of being tortured or killed by the state, the Syrian defector known as “Caesar” told Congress Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More pro-war propaganda. I remember the "defectors" the US wagged at us to claim Saddam had nuclear weapons and mobile biological warfare labs (which turned out to be artillery balloon inflators).

I think the boys on Wall Street and DC realize that if they don't get the new world war really cranked up in the next few weeks, they are not going to get it at all. And that means when the US economy implodes, there will be no patsy to blame it on and the American people will take the true authors of all this misery, the private central bankers, and have them tarred, feathered, hanged, drawn, quartered, burned and the ashes pissed on by a rabid wombat!


Jul 30 06:11

UN threatens sanctions on anyone trading oil with ISIS terrorists

The UN Security Council has voiced “grave concern” over reports of oil trading with ISIS militant groups in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has seized control of oilfields in the area and is reportedly using the revenues to finance its nascent Islamic State.

Russia submitted a draft statement to the Security Council on Monday night that would ban crude oil sales by terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, and potentially sanction anyone that does business with them. The measure “strongly condemns any engagement in direct or indirect trade of oil from Syria involving terrorist groups, and reiterates that such engagement constitutes financial support for entities designated by the Security Council 1267/1989 Committee as terrorist."

The statement also calls on all member states to take “necessary measures” to stop “nationals, entities and individuals” from engaging in transactions linked to non-state actors in the oil industry in Syria.

Jul 27 15:39

Israel army on alert on Syria, Lebanon border

The Israeli army was placed on high alert along the border with Lebanon and in Syria's occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli Radio reported early Sunday.

Jul 25 14:32

Group from Syria en route to commit terror in West: Norway intelligence

The head analyst of Norway’s intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria “to carry out an act of terror in the West,” adding that Norway has been “concretely named” as the target.

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FALSE FLAG ALERT!
As usual, they are sure terrorists are on the way, although they don't know who they are, where they are doing, what they are going to do, or exactly where they will show up. And if you believe THAT one I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Why would Assad do such a thing? What does it get him that he needs or wants? Nothing.

But a "terror attack" (nudge nudge wink wink) gives the US an excuse to send troops into Syria and finish the three year effort to oust Assad.

Jul 22 11:43

Syrian capital witnesses "fiercest fighting in months"

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday that regime forces launched a massive aerial offensive on the neighborhood of Jobar, leaving at least 18 people wounded.

"Starting dawn Tuesday, Jobar saw the fiercest fighting in months, coupled with intense aerial bombardment," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

Regime forces launched at least nine strikes on Jobar, while troops on the ground continued fighting. Regime forces also allegedly "deployed tanks..and shelled rebel areas of Jobar," according to the Observatory.

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I cannot wait to see Jen Psaki try to explain why Netanyahu shelling Gaza is good while Assad shelling the hired mercenaries is bad.

Jul 22 10:13

Erdogan has stopped talking to Obama

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus in September.

Jul 21 08:36

Kyrie Eleison - Anti-War Music Video - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how war is cilling innocent children.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 21 08:35

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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This video is now over a half million views! The original article the video was made from is HERE.

As a side note, I tried to post the YouTube URL for this video to Facebook in reply to a question, only to find out that Facebook is blocking this URL for "objectionable content."

If anyone you know is wondering why the US Government seems hell-bent on creating more wars in Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc. send them this video.

Jul 20 07:58

“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?

The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’

Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that:

The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon’”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. (1)

Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 16 08:49

Kurds enter Syria from Turkey to fight ‘Islamic State’ jihadists

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have entered northern Syria to help battle jihadists besieging the Kurdish city of Ain al-Arab, a monitor said Tuesday.

“At least 800 Kurdish fighters crossed the Turkish-Syrian border to help their comrades in Ain al-Arab (Kobane in Kurdish), which is under total siege by Islamic State jihadists,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

A Kurdish Syrian activist said the flow of fighters came as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), blacklisted in Turkey as a terrorist organisation, gave orders for Kurdish fighters to move to protect Kobane.

“Fighters started going into Kobane from Turkey some four or five days ago,” said Havidar, who goes by only one name.

“But the latest entry, last night, came after orders from the higher leadership of the PKK. Last night, there were celebrations in Kobane — fighters were firing into the air as they arrived in the town,” he told AFP.

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Only time will tell if the Peshmerga fighters will win against the Islamic rebels; right now, I would not bet against it.

Jul 15 06:12

Islamic State Terrorism, Iran And Syria Are Now Prepped For The Next False Flag Event

Jul 14 09:32

Islamic State jihadists ‘expel rivals’ from Syria’s Deir Ezzor

The jihadist Islamic State group took control of the rebel-held half of the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on Monday, buoyed by advances in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring goup said.

Rival rebel groups fighting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad either gave in and joined the IS or fled from the strategic Euphrates valley city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Assad’s forces remain in control of the other half of the city, a provincial capital and pre-war hub of the country’s oil industry.

According to the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of activists and medics on the ground, IS jihadists are now in control of “95 to 98 percent of Deir Ezzor province”.

Only the regime-controlled half of Deir Ezzor city, a handful of villages and the military airport remain out of IS control.

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Excuse me, but where, or where, please, are those alleged "moderate rebels" the US government has been funding and training to overthrow Al-Assad?!?

Have they simply taken up the jihadists' calls for a caliphate, and are now aligned with them?!?

I think, at this point in the game, American taxpayers deserve a straight answer on this, after the billions spent on this.

Jul 11 08:56

NBC BEX - Hamas Firing China-Designed, Syria-Made M-302 Rockets: Israel

Smuggled Syrian-made rockets based on a Chinese design have boosted Hamas' 10,000-strong arsenal which is dominated by crude homemade devices, officials and experts say.

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If this were true (and not for one second am I buying this USDA Choice bovine excrement) then it means that Israel's starvation blockade of Gaza is totally ineffective. Israel has justified blocking food, medicine, schools supplies, even students' musical instruments into Gaza, all under the excuse that they are preventing HAMAS from obtaining military weapons.

Well, this sudden Israeli claim that HAMAS has thousands of rockets smuggled in proves the blockade simply does not work, and the only reason Israel continues the blockade is to increase the suffering of the Palestinians!


Jul 10 08:31

Two 'abandoned' cylinders seized in Syria contained sarin - U.N.

Two cylinders reportedly seized by Syrian government troops in an area controlled by armed opposition groups contained deadly sarin, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council published on Monday.

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But ABCNNBBCBS is pushing how ISIS has Saddam's nuclear and chemical weapons!

Jul 09 11:17

Israeli ground operation "unintended escalation" with Syria & Hezbollah?

Israeli ground operation in Gaza increasingly likely, risking unintended escalation involving Syria and Hizbullah

Jul 09 09:08

1,000-Strong Syrian Rebel Brigade Defects to ISIS

The Syrian Dawud Brigade, a 1,000-strong group of fighters formerly allied to the Islamic Front umbrella, has left its position in the Idlib Province and gone to Raqqa to join ISIS.

The brigade brought with it 100 vehicles, including 10 tanks seized from the Syrian Army during various battles, and is the largest defection so far to ISIS from any rival rebel faction.

The Islamic Front’s “Sham Army” wing downplayed the reports of defection, and insisted they had expelled Dawud, believing them to be a “fifth column” for ISIS.

That seems unlikely with the faction bringing such a large amount of vehicles and weapons with them, but does reflect growing acrimony between ISIS and the Islamic Front, which has claimed to have executed ISIS fighters in recent days.

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And while all this plays out, Al-Assad is still in power in Damascus.

Not QUITE the scenario the US government had envisioned, with all of its overt and covert interventions here, I would be willing to bet.

Jul 09 08:11

Foreign-backed Syrian opposition picks new head

Syria’s foreign-backed opposition group the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) has elected a new head following a three-day meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

On Wednesday, the SNC declared Hadi al-Bahra as the group’s new head.
- See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1609640#sthash.NFzh7YiO.dpuf

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Al Jarba who met with Obama last month is no longer in charge....!!!

Jul 08 07:40

Macmillan backed Syria assassination plot

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive "regime change" in another Arab country they accused of spreading terror and threatening the west's oil supplies, by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria's pro-western neighbours, and then to "eliminate" the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

The plans, frighteningly frank in their discussion, were discovered in the private papers of Duncan Sandys, Mr Macmillan's defence secretary, by Matthew Jones, a reader in international history at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jul 08 07:39

57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government

BBC reports that – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government:

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country… by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 [former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom] Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

Jul 08 07:26

US State Department recognizes right of Kiev to apply airstrikes on civilians

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said to reporters at a press briefing that the Ukrainian government has every right to conduct attacks on civilians, as this upholds the unity of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Except, of course, when Bashar Al-Assad does it; then we get to invade his country!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 06 08:56

Arab Spring, Jihad Summer

Al-Baghdadi, born Ibrahim al-Badri in Samarra, is an average Sunni Iraqi cleric with a degree in pedagogy from the University of Baghdad. His alter ago was born after Shock and Awe in 2003, and soon metamorphosed into a de facto serial killer - blowing up Shi'ite kids at ice-cream shops or scores of women at Shi'ite weddings.

ISIL's track record in Syria includes banning every flag apart from its own; the destruction of any "polytheist" temple or sanctuary (except if it is Sunni); and strict imposition of Islamically correct women wear. Most of all, it is a track record of terror. This is not an army, rather a well-trained militia of professional mujahid, European passport holders included, with battlefield experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and, to a lesser degree, Chechnya. Heavy weaponizing is petrodollar-financed - the usual, wealthy "Gulf donors", which does not exclude official connections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What frustrates me so intensely here is that it is US governmental policies which have created this mess in the first place, by waging an immoral and illegal war against Iraq for no damned good reason whatsoever, with the Bush administration lying through their teeth about their allegation that Hussein had "weapons of mass destruction."

And because of that, Americans now fully expect every member of the US government to lie to the American people, and the world, with impunity; the difference now, is that no Americans believe anything that the government tells them whatsoever.

Credibility on the part of the US government, 2014: epic fail.

Jul 06 07:40

The Superpower and the Caliphate

The jihadist die is cast, a point of no return for the U.S. strategy of projecting imperial power in the region through armed Islamic fundamentalist surrogates. The international jihadist network, which did not exist before the CIA, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan created it to undermine the leftist secular government of Afghanistan in mid-1979, has become a movement that can no longer be controlled. The physical contours of the ISIS caliphate, the movement’s dynamic new focal point, may prove indefensible, especially if the Americans decide they cannot avoid an all-out assault on their former asset. But, whatever the U.S. military response, the game plan that was hatched in 2011 for Libya, Syria, Iraq – for the whole region – is kaput, based as it is on the reliable deployment of jihadists as surrogates for NATO and Arab royals. Worse, the Arab oil potentates understand full well that their own regimes are now in grave danger from the indigenous monstrosity they have created.

Jul 06 07:34

As Shia Shrines Are Targeted and Tikrit Is Strangled, the Fiercest of Wars Lies Ahead

The meltdown of American and British policy in Iraq and Syria attracts surprisingly little criticism at home. Their aim for the past three years has been get rid of Bashar al-Assad as ruler of Syria and stabilise Iraq under the leadership of Nouri al-Maliki. The exact reverse has happened, with Mr Assad in power and likely to remain so, while Iraq is in turmoil with the government’s authority extending only a few miles north and west of Baghdad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That absolutely nobody saw this coming demonstrates, very painfully clearly, that the pathological inability to think an idea through to its logical conclusion has been a requirement for hiring by the US government in the past administration, as well as the present one.

The invasion and occupation of Iraq, along with the training of militants to attack Syria, have absolutely not made Americans, or American interests, globally, more safe; these actions have done precisely the polar opposite.

Jul 03 09:04

ISIS Captures Syrian Towns, Key Oil Field

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said.

The extremist group -- which controls large parts of northern Syria and captured vast swaths of northern and western Iraq last month -- is now in almost full control of a corridor stretching from the Syrian border town of Boukamal to the government-controlled provincial capital of Deir el-Zour to the northwest.

Led by an ambitious Iraqi militant known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant this week unilaterally declared the establishment of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the lands it has seized in Syria and Iraq. It proclaimed al-Baghdadi the head of its new self-styled state and demanded that all Muslims pledge allegiance to him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: with all the surveillance the NSA does, around the world, they bloody couldn't see this coming?!?

IF they did not see this coming, then every bit of surveillance done by the NSA is NOT about allegedly "keeping Americans safe"; it is about keeping Americans cowed and terrified.

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Jul 02 10:41

How to Understand the ISIS Threat

I suspect that a paucity of reliable intelligence is being shoehorned into an acceptable narrative for policymakers to regurgitate. The promotion of the alleged threat includes a conflation of several quite separate issues. It is based on the indisputable fact that a number of young Muslims ostensibly citizens of European countries and the United States, some of whom are indigenous converts to Islam, have gone to perform jihad in the Middle East and South Asia. As the punditry would have it, they must be planning to return home some day and raise hell, a line of reasoning that has spawned several Congressional hearings hosted by the Rep. Peter King of New York on the so-called home-grown terrorism threat.

Jun 27 10:56

‘Fueling Syrian war is last roll of dice for US & it's not working’

The US is providing most of the finance to keep the Syrian war going and arming rebels through Turkey, Kurds and Gulf Arabs, war correspondent and columnist Eric Margolis told RT.

Jun 27 08:05

Obama administration seeking $500m to train 'moderate' Syrian rebels

Request to Congress comes as US searches for effective alternatives to Isis, which has overrun parts of northern Iraq

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so ISIS was trained and equipped by the US Government to use against Assad and that has blown up in their faces in Iraq, so the same US government will find another group to train and equip to use against Assad and hope and pray that this next one doesn't also blow up in their faces. Meanwhile Syria just had elections in which the Syrian people lined up for blocks to vote Assad back into power!

Jun 27 07:23

Kerry Issues Warning after Syria Bombs Iraq

"We've made it clear to everyone in the region that we don't need anything to take place that might exacerbate the sectarian divisions that are already at a heightened level of tension," Kerry said, speaking in Brussels at a meeting of diplomats from NATO nations. "It's already important that nothing take place that contributes to the extremism or could act as a flash point with respect to the sectarian divide."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "Nobody do nothing until we figure out how to regain control of this situation!"

Jun 25 05:51

Nusra merges with ISIS at Syria-Iraq border town

Al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot Wednesday made an oath of loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) at a key town on the Iraqi border, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the merger is significant because it opens the way for ISIS to take control of both sides of the border at Albu Kamal in Syria and Al-Qaim in Iraq, where the jihadist group has led a major offensive this month.

Jun 24 11:48

Syrian warplanes strike in western Iraq, killing at least 50

Syrian warplanes struck targets in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people, as foreign allies of Baghdad’s Shiite-dominated government sought to shore up the crumbling Iraqi armed forces and curb the advances of Sunni insurgents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now Assad and Obama are allies?!? :)

Jun 24 08:27

Israel claims Assad’s forces behind cross-border attack that killed teen

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that military forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager.

“We received all the analyses and intelligence: it was clear that it was Syrian authorities,” Lieberman told public radio.

“Assad’s forces fired at the Israeli civilian, on the vehicles that had stopped by the border, and they need to pay the price,” he added.

The 13-year-old Arab Israeli, the son of a defence ministry contractor, was killed on the Golan Heights on Sunday when a missile hit the car he was in with his father.

The army said it was a deliberate attack against Israel, but was initially uncertain as to whether regime or opposition forces were behind it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman: why in the name of heaven would al-Assad's military fire into Israel, knowing it was the most completely stupid thing they could possibly do, and knowing how you, particularly, would LOVE an excuse to invade Syria?!?

Sir, the short, rational answer is, they wouldn't.

And how difficult would it be to get one of the hired mercenaries to fire a rocket in order to target the car in which the kid got killed?

Sir, the short, rational answer is, not very.

Jun 24 07:45

Kurds say they warned MI6, CIA about ISIL

Five months ago, a Kurdish intelligence "asset" walked into a base and said he had information to hand over.

The capture by jihadists the month before of two Sunni cities in western Iraq was just the beginning, he said. There would soon be a major onslaught on Sunni territories.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a renegade offshoot of al-Qaida, was about to take its well known co-operation with leftovers of the regime of Saddam Hussein, and his former deputy Izzat al-Douri, to a new level.

His handlers knew their source had always proved reliable, officials said, so they listened carefully as he said a formal alliance was about to be signed that would lead to the takeover of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the US and UK knew....why did they not act on this months before?!?

Jun 24 06:38

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Militants Start Exiting Yarmouk Camp in Damascus

The withdrawal of militants from Yarmouk camp took place following an agreement between the militants and the Syrian government.

Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Electronic Army in a protest move against what it called spread of fabrications about Syria, once again hacked the Reuters news agency website.

The International Business Times reported that the Reuters users faced the sentence titled "stop spread of fabrications and fake reports and articles against Syria".

Meantime, Syrian troops killed 40 militants from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the Damascus suburb of al-Qonaitara.

Jun 23 08:30

BACK TO BAGHDAD!

One would think the neoconservatives who engineered the Iraq War – the worst disaster for the United States since Vietnam – would never emerge from hiding.

Not so. With dazzling chutzpah, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the real power in the Bush administration, just claimed President Barack Obama was responsible for the growing mess in Iraq.

Obama is a wimp allowing America’s foes to run rampant across the Mideast and Eastern Europe, growled Cheney. He wants US troops to reoccupy Iraq, and maybe Syria. Cheney’s blustering was applauded by another over-the-hill dotard, Republican party leader Sen. John McCain.

Out from the Washington woodwork crept a swarm of neoconservatives. They joined Cheney in blasting Obama over Iraq and calling for more wars against the Muslim world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they think war on the Middle East is so great, give them all rifles and parachutes, load them on a plane, and drop them in. BUT LEAVE OUR KIDS AT HOME!

Jun 23 07:03

U.S. offer full support for Lebanese fight on terrorism

U.S. Ambassador David Hale said Monday that Washington is offering Lebanon it's full support to combat terrorism.

“We stand by your side and offer full support, assistance and partnership to the ISF and Lebanese Army,” Hale said on his Twitter account.

His comments came following a meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam where the two men discussed U.S. support for Lebanon’s security and management of the spillover from the war in neighboring Syria.

Jun 23 06:56

Israel bombing Syria - time to wag Hitler at us all!

Hitler's secret millions: Nazi leader dodged £1.75m in tax and even charged a royalty for his image to be used on stamps, new documentary claims

Jun 23 06:51

Terror Created by British Intelligence Will Be a Threat for “Many Years”

British intelligence directly responsible for handling and protecting terrorists

Jun 23 06:50

John McCain Photographed With ISIS Terrorists Last Year

John McCain met with ISIS terrorists last year and told reporters that they were freedom fighters

Jun 23 06:37

Iraq ISIS Crisis — The Zionist Treason that Has Led Syria, Iraq and Ultimately America to Disaster

In the most hypocritical statement to date, one of the most radical supporters of aid to the terrorists in Syria, made the following statement quoted by a CBS News article, “Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?”

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that U.S. officials have warned the next major attack on U.S. soil could emanate from the region.

“The seeds of 9/11s are being planted all over Iraq and Syria,” Graham said. “They want an Islamic caliphate that runs through Syria and Iraq…and they plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home.”

Jun 22 08:10

Paul: US has been arming ISIS in Syria

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria.

“I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have been arming [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS in Syria.”

ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama administration has been arming in their efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Paul explained.

Jun 21 06:42

Iran Exposes ISIS! Top Commander Says It's Supported by US, Israel and KSA!

Jun 20 10:21

Syria’s Press Conference the United Nations Doesn’t Want You To See

Yesterday at 11am, the Syrian Mission to the United Nations convened a press conference featuring people from the US who observed the recent elections.

Five minutes into the opening comments of Syrian Ambassador Bashar Al-Jaafari, the UN webcast cut off. The thousands of journalists, political analysts, and others who view UN webcasts each day from all over the world were denied the ability to watch the press conference, and hear what was said.

This is not the first time this has happened when Bashar Jaafari is speaking. This occurred on June 7th earlier this year, and on numerous occasions throughout 2013. Reporters at Inner City Press reported that this is not accidental, but was ordered by Michele DuBach, Acting Deputy Director-News & Media Operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a nutshell, international observers found nothing at all suspicious in the recent Syrian Presidential elections. Assad won with a huge voter turnout. This demolishes the US justification for supporting the hired mercenaries who have been trying to covertly overthrow Assad for three years now on the claim that the Syrian people suffer under a cruel tyrant.

Jun 18 11:17

ISIS Secures US-Made Weapons, Ships Tanks to Syria Front

Creating and equipping a brand new Iraqi military wholecloth was no problem for the US. It was a win-win, a chance to train up a new “ally” and ship massive amounts of US arms-makers equipment abroad.

It’s looking less wise now, as the Iraqi soldiers drop their US gear and run, and the advancing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the same group that used to be al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) during the US occupation, is finding itself in possession of a lot of shiny new US military exports.

Jun 18 07:48

The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told

Jun 17 12:52

Here We Go Again: Chemical Weapons Used (Again) In Syria, According To "Watchdog"

Fast forward a month later when, somehow, Obama has inexplicably found himself embroiled a bevy of new scandals, including the Berghdal Snafu and the Iraq collapse, which had the US first not sending troops on the ground to Iraq, until troops were sent over the weekend.

So what is the great US distraction machine to do? Why Rinse, Repeat of course. Moments ago from Reuters:

CHEMICAL WEAPONS WATCHDOG SAYS EVIDENCE SUGGESTS CHLORINE GAS-LIKE CHEMICALS HAVE BEEN USED IN SYRIA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS!

Jun 17 06:18

Why ISIS gains in Iraq are reshaping Syrian regime's war strategy

Syria's regime has relied on Shiite fighters to claw back territory from rebels. A draw down of Iraqi Shiites to defend the homeland from ISIS militants puts more strain on Hezbollah.

Jun 11 09:18

Iraq crisis: Militants 'seize Tikrit' after taking Mosul

Islamist insurgents in Iraq have seized the city of Tikrit, their second major gain after capturing Mosul on Tuesday, security officials say.

Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein, lies just 150km (95 miles) north of the capital Baghdad.

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has vowed to fight back against the jihadists and punish those in the security forces who have deserted.

The insurgents are from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

ISIS, which is also known as ISIL, is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.

It controls considerable territory in eastern Syria and western and central Iraq, in a campaign to set up a Sunni militant enclave straddling the border.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, I think we can reasonably come to the conclusion that the invasion and occupation of Iraq, coupled with the completely unsuccessful attempt at regime change in Syria, have resulted in a complete, epic, flustercluck for the United States government.

The lack of critical thinking, and zero knowledge of world history manifested by this Administration, has led to some really lousy decision making coming out of DC, and that is a real problem, both for Americans and for the world.

Jun 10 09:53

Syrian government begins releasing prisoners

Assad’s regime has begun releasing prisoners from government jails under the general amnesty that was announced Monday, AFP reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two important aspects to this story. For one, Syria has a President who actually keeps his promises! That is historic! We could use one of those ourselves! I don't think the USA has had a President who actually kept his promises since Andrew Jackson kept his promise to shut down the Second Bank of the United States.

The other aspect is that a general release of prisoners is a clear signal that the war in Syria is over ... and the US proxies lost.

Jun 09 11:47

Susan Rice’s Latest Whopper: “Our Leadership Is Unmatched”…

Defending President Barack Obama’s foreign policy as one of global leadership – rather than the passive stance his critics portray – National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Friday the United States was taking important steps in Syria by offering both “lethal and non-lethal” aid to the moderate opposition fighting a bloody civil war.

Jun 09 07:05

Syrian President Assad Grants General Amnesty

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Monday Legislative Decree no. 22 for 2014 granting a general amnesty for crimes committed before June 9, 2014.

State television cited Justice Minister Najem al-Ahmad as saying the decree was issued in the context of “social forgiveness, national cohesion calls for coexistence, as the army secures several military victories.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assad has won re-election, has recaptured most of Syria from the hired mercenaries, and now offers a general amnesty. The US has lost all justification for further involvement in Syria ... which means the invasion is ON!

Jun 05 06:51

Is Washington Planning a Terrorist Operation against Syria in the Wake of the Elections?

There are indications that Washington and its allies are planning a new wave of destabilization involving the influx of weapons and death squads to be carried out in the wake of the June 3 Elections. This “civil war destabilization scenario” is to be supported by a new package of US military aid announced by President Obama on May 28th, less than a week before the June 3 elections.

In mid May, two weeks before the elections, Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that the US and its allies “would increase all aspects of support for the mainstream Syrian opposition fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad”.

Confirmed by John Kerry, these efforts consist in accelerating the flow of weapons to opposition fighters ahead of the elections:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bashar Al-Assad won this election with almost 88% of the Syrian vote, but never mind what the Syrian people want: the US (and Israel) want regime change in Syria as a prelude to an attack against Iran, after the P5+1 talks with Iran are engineered to fail before the July 20th deadline here.

It has become an uncomfortable reality of being an American citizen that in the 21st century, those values for which I used to think this country stood, no longer exist.

There is no honor; there is no truth; there is no peace; there is no freedom; and their is no honoring of human rights in this country, or outside of it, when there are specific geopolitical outcomes which are desired by the rulership of this country.

It is rarely ever their kids who are going to be maimed for life, or killed outright, in what are essentially wars ultimately for private profit. That is why these immoral and illegal wars are fought; for private profit.

Jun 04 09:55

Al-Qaida leader dressed in 'drag' arrested by Syrian government

Syria's government troops on Tuesday arrested the commander of a ruthless and deadly al-Qaida group when he attempted to escape looking like a Muslim drag queen, according to Middle East news outlets. An army unit loyal to President Bashar al-Assad captured the Ahrar Al-Sham leader after the terrorist group was defeated in an intense battle, according to Fars News Agency.

Jun 04 09:19

An Illegitimate Election? Think again.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Vote in Presidential Elections. Massive Support for Assad.

Why are US-backed politicians in Lebanon angry when Syrians want to vote freely?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because they won't vote the way we want them to vote!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 05 08:51

Norweigan general leads UN team into Syria to talk about UN mission to verify cease-fire

A team led by a Norwegian major general arrived Thursday in Damascus to negotiate the possible deployment of U.N. monitors for any cease-fire between Syrian troops and rebel forces.

Ahmad Fawzi, a spokesman for peace envoy Kofi Annan, reported the arrival and said the U.N. is already asking members to contribute 200 to 250 soldiers to monitor a cease-fire that officials hope would start April 10.

Annan has asked the Norwegian major-general, Robert Mood, to begin discussing with the Syrian authorities “the eventual deployment of this U.N. supervision and monitoring mission,” Fawzi said.

Such a contingent would first have to be authorized by the 15-nation Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly wouldn't hold my breath that magically, just because of a date on a calendar, that the "rebel forces" (read: hired mercs) will lay down their weapons, and sing "Kumbyah", along with Syrian forces.

My suspicion is that Annan pushed al-Assad for this deadline for cessation of hostilities because such a deadline is not achievable.

And what happens, then, on the 11th of April, if there has been no substantive cease-fire? And what world player will be willing, if not eager, to act, even without a UN mandate?

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against some kind of "shadow NATO engagement" to bring about regime change, but the kind of involvement which couldn't quite be pinned directly on NATO by a very angered China and Russia, which would, reasonably, see such an action as an "end-run" against the UN, and done without any UN mandate whatever.

Apr 05 04:59

Reporter: Al Jazeera told me to ignore Syria intervention


Al Jazeera has supplied Syrian rebels with satellite communication tools to ensure telephone and Internet connection, claims Ali Hashim, a former correspondent of the Qatar-funded channel. The equipment was smuggled from Lebanon, he told RT.

Apr 04 19:11

In Defense of Helen Thomas: What’s Wrong With History?

Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.

In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”

I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.

It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions:

Apr 04 13:56

Al Jazeera Smuggled Satellite Communication Tools To Syria Rebel

A former Al Jazeera correspondent reveals the news outlet smuggled Satellite internet and phone communication tools to the Syria rebels through Lebanon.

Apr 04 12:03

US Mercenaries Intervening In Syria - Leaked Emails

Leaked emails show that US Mercenaries are working with armed terrorists in Syria to overthrow Assad at the request of and under air cover of US officials.

Apr 04 09:50

Syria: America Steps onto the Slippery Slope

As I've said before, the Syrian situation is such a mess that I don't claim to have a solution. And I guess that limits how indignant I can get about solutions that other people are pushing, including those that my government is pursuing. But could we at least be honest about we're doing? The U.S., by giving the rebels this communications equipment, is now officially helping Syrians kill other Syrians. That's a big step.

There was one other big development at the "Friends of Syria" conference that the Times story was about: Some Arab states are creating a $100 million fund to pay rebel soldiers. Put these two developments together and this looks a lot like the first few steps toward a thoroughgoing intervention by a coalition involving the U.S., Arab states, and others.

Apr 04 09:09

US: UN Must Act Against Syria After April 10 Deadline

A new UN Security Council resolution reiterating their approval of the Kofi Annan ceasefire deal in Syria and urging both sides to stop fighting by April 10 has been stalled on specific wording, with the US seemingly trying to work the resolution into some sort of mandate.

US Ambassador Susan Rice insisted that the United Nations has to act “urgently and seriously” against Syria once the April 10 deadline the Annan government agreed upon passes, assuming there is no halt to operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Ambassador Susan Rice to the UN: How do you get your Russian and Chinese counterparts on board with the wording of such a resolution?

And if you cannot get them on board with this UN Syrian resolution, Madam Ambassador, what then?!?!?Are we to expect NATO to attack and invade on the 11th?!?

And who the heck gave the US government the moral authority to speak for the world on this?!?

And Madam Ambassador, the short answer is, nobody!!

Apr 04 07:20

“Friends of Syria”—the antechamber of a wider Mideast war

The so-called “Friends of Syria” conference convened in Istanbul last Sunday marks a major escalation in fomenting civil war and preparing for direct imperialist intervention. What is envisioned and is being actively prepared is a bloodletting that will eclipse the death toll thus far in the Syrian conflict and a war that has the potential of triggering a global conflict threatening millions.

Led by Washington and its principal NATO allies—Britain, France and Germany—together with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the reactionary Persian Gulf oil monarchies and Turkey, the conference produced two substantive developments.

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