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Aleppo, 2012, Michael Weiss with those lovable Syrian Jihadists.
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Joe Giambrone
at OpedNews & Greanville Post

Michael Weiss is a name you may have luckily avoided. I had until recently, not interested in the propaganda from The Daily Beast, a deceptive corporate deep-state clearinghouse. From the start of the Syrian proxy war, Weiss has banged the drum for more weapons to the “rebels” there. He even traveled to rebel-held Aleppo to be photographed with Jihadists and to sell their image to his gullible American readers. That’s strike one for Weiss.

Max Blumenthal wrote at Alternet:

It might have seemed strange for Weiss, a right-leaning political operative who had worked with hardcore Islamophobes like Pam Geller and Douglas Murray, to suddenly be seen in the middle of a war zone palling around with Islamist guerillas. But the war in Syria had created strange bedfellows.”

That’s an understatement. While writing this piece, Gadi Eisenkot, the head of the Israeli Defense Force, admitted to arming a dozen different Syrian rebel groups and even paying them salaries of $75 per man per month to attack the government forces there. We also know that a little-known state department memo unearthed in Hillary Clinton’s emails detailed how destroying Syria was in Israel’s interest.

Michael Weiss has a track record of writing articles like: “Why Arming the Rebels Isn’t Enough – We need to dismantle Assad’s air capability to really give the opposition a leg up” (June 2013). That is straight-up war propaganda urging America to commit war crimes against a sovereign nation, which never attacked us. This is a Crime Against the Peace and a blatant breach of the UN Charter. It’s also what the Nazis were hung for at the Nuremberg Tribunals.

Coincidentally, that Weiss article about arming the rebels lionizes the terror group Tahrir Al Sham, actually calling them the “Free Syrian Army’s Tahrir al Sham brigade.” The photograph is pure Hollywood action movie PR. The US State Department finally designated Tahrir Al Sham as a terrorist branch of Al Nusrah Front. So that’s strike two for Mr. Weiss.

Just how much promoting terrorists should a “journalist” be given a free pass for, before he is considered problematic?

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Michael Weiss then became quite cozy promoting a Twitter account named “Shami Witness.” This Tweeter became notorious as ISIS’ most successful recruiter for the Syrian Jihad, which has killed half a million people.

“His tweets, written under the name Shami Witness, were seen two million times each month, making him perhaps the most influential Islamic State Twitter account, with over 17,700 followers.”

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Michael Weiss certainly appeals to a certain niche demographic. That’s strike three, and I believe he’s “Out.”

I happened upon Weiss on Twitter recently, when he spun an article about Russia’s air campaign in Syria. His Twitter banner, a Freudian slip?

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Weiss continues to try and make the lost case that there are good rebels, and that the only problem is “ISIS.” The article he Retweeted, conveniently hosted at the Moscow Times, says: “Only 14% of Russian Airstrikes in Syria Hit Islamic State Targets.”

 

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So, Weiss wants to both claim credit and paint Russia as the villain in one fell swoop. Just a typical Tweet at the office for him. He doesn’t want to address where the other 86% of Russia’s bombs struck, and that would be on the heads of his good friends in Al Nusrah Front and Tahrir al Sham, the main fighting forces that are even listed as terrorist groups by the US State Department.

The dishonesty of this propaganda is that Weiss fails to inform readers that there is an agreement between Russia and the US to keep the airspace divided along the Euphrates River. Russian planes are not supposed to cross east. That happens to be where ISIS has largely hidden from Russian air power. The US is supposed to control that piece of sky by a 2015 agreement, and the US military makes quite a lot of noise when Russian jets cross into that section of sovereign Syria, a section the US has no legitimate right to control in the first place.

As Michael Weiss is promoting his book on the Syrian war, he makes much ado about the falling-out between ISIS and other rebel groups, as if that was the important point of debate. Why that matters to the people of America, I do not know.

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The Free Syrian Army’s own commander, Colonel Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, admitted years ago that the “Free Syrian Army” and a number of terror groups worked closely together. They share a common enemy, that being the legitimate, democratically elected Syrian government. The government of Syria protects minority groups, while the head-chopping Jihadists are known to execute large numbers of captured people who are not Sunni Muslims.

Michael Weiss seems to have cleaned up our heated Twitter exchange by deleting the dead ends he had no valid responses to. A relevant Tweet was where I asked Michael which team he played for, since he opposes “ISIS,” but does he oppose TERRORISM in Syria directed at government-controlled areas? That question was met with expected silence. So, opposing terrorism seems not to be a priority for Michael Weiss, but only “ISIS.” He’s a bait-and-switcher. Look at the mean Islamic State, but ignore the other giant armies of Islamists behind the curtain.

Then the dog whistle came out

Weiss did 8 seconds of digging and came up with a Tweet of mine that 9/11 is not actually what we were sold. He even pretended to want to know more information, but it was purely an act. He was calling his followers to attack me over the sensitive September 11th issue, and to harass me sufficiently to distract me from talking about his support of Syrian terrorists.

Several of the apparently deleted Tweets (I can no longer find them) concern a very simple fact that changes the meaning of the 9/11 attacks. Those Tweets went like so:

Are you even aware that the CIA knew an Al Qaeda cell arrived inside the USA 16 months before the attacks, but they made zero effort to simply have them arrested?

Silence followed, and that’s just a tiny tap from the truth hammer I was prepared to bring down on Michael Weiss. He’s not an honest debater and isn’t interested in the answers to the questions he posts. His tactic was to ignore facts and rally his followers to hurl feces my way. You’re not allowed to question 9/11 in Weiss’ circles, obviously.

How we know the Bush administration (and potentially others) is likely guilty of Treason for allowing the 9/11 attacks to succeed:


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Informed May 1, 2001 of an Al Qaeda cell inside the country plotting a large scale act, yet did absolutely nothing to stop them.

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2. CIA aware of San Diego Al Qaeda cell early in 2000, but hid the information from the FBI. And if you think you can attack the messenger, CounterTerrorism “Czar” Richard Clarke, the same information is published in the 2005 CIA Inspector General Report into 9/11 (p. xiv).

3. Bush was personally warned of Al Qaeda suicide skyjacking plot at the G8 in Genoa Italy, July 2001, and personally moved to a ship.

4. Bush spent the entire month of August 2001 clearing brush in the hot sun of his Texas ranch instead of the air-conditioned oval office he had fought so hard to steal.

5. They covered up the crime! The 28 pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the September 11th Attacks were censored for 14 years, thereby giving “aid and comfort” to those Saudis named within the report who aided and abetted the purported hijackers, particularly Saudi Ambassador Bandar bin Sultan. This cover-up in-and-of-itself is the definition of Treason.

George W. Bush was a puppet, and a frightened one at that. His national security team was stacked with Project for a New American Century neocons, the folks who wrote lovingly about a “new Pearl Harbor” to more quickly give them what they wanted: multiple wars and increases in military spending into the foreseeable future. Notably, that’s exactly what they got.

PNAC members included both Vice President Dick Cheney and the Defense Secretary who did nothing at all to defend the nation on the morning of 9/11, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld. This is the ugliest chapter in modern US history, and mostly because it’s verboten to talk about it in the media, largely because of mocking war propagandists like Michael Weiss.

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Joe Giambrone publishes Political Film Blog to store hyperlinks to all these wonderful factual sources.

http://www.joegiambrone.us/

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Hello!

Thank you for coming back. My concern is that various social media companies are now attacking dissident voices like this one. It is best if you SUBSCRIBE directly to the email list (left sidebar).

Both Facebook and Twitter have recently frozen this account for periods of time. One day, it may disappear altogether from there, as corporate America tends to play for keeps. So, keep in touch, but don’t rely on a social media corporation to be on your side into the indefinite future.

JG.

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At Opednews

by Joe Giambrone

“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in…And I do think you have to control your borders.”

Hillary Clinton, Nov. 9, 2015

The Democrats have played into Trump’s hands and given him a symbolic victory for his base, while ending up arguing for incompetent, ineffectual borders. Is that really the issue to burn down the country over? They knew that he liked to build things and stick his name on them, but they were determined beyond all sanity to prevent him from having this small bone. Now he is enabled to up the stakes and play his games on a much larger scale. He may declare a “national emergency” and attempt to seize emergency powers, with echoes of Nazi Germany.

Many in the Democratic Party have resorted to Trump’s game: just do the opposite. If Obama did it, Trump was against it. If Trump likes it, the Dem “#Resistance” automatically hates it with knee-jerk politics devoid of any thought and oblivious to their own hypocrisy. Democrats behaved this way over the proposed Syria invasion withdrawal–an illegal war that America has zero right to be involved in at all–and now over the proposed border wall or metal fence. It doesn’t matter to them if the policy is legitimate; they only want to contradict Trump. They’ve contradicted him into a major government shutdown with an air traffic control system that’s in a perilous state of sick-outs with no pay to critical workers.

“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion…”

–U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.

The President has every right to make this an issue, as it’s literally a national security issue: the purview of the Commander in Chief. Trump knows this. Constitutionally, he’s on solid ground. One of the only legitimate uses of federal military and policing power is to defend the borders against incursion. This is business as usual, unexceptional around the world. States police their borders. It’s a major part of what defines a country.

It’s About the Money?

Is it really? The United States of America has closed up shop over $5 Billion dollars?

We apparently have $38 Billion in US taxpayer money to dump on the state of Israel. Those same politicians who don’t have money for domestic issues voted for the largest so-called foreign “aid” package in history to the apartheid state, a rogue state which remains in violation of more UN resolutions than any other.

But, fiscally, it’s even worse than this and quite shocking. Trump literally requested $48 Billion less in military spending than the Congress demanded in 2018. The military budget then jumped again to a “$160 billion boost in defense spending over two years.”

I don’t remember the impassioned Twitter storms, Facebook memes, or government shutdown over that additional $160 Billion for perpetual, illegal wars.

But $5 Billion allegedly breaks the bank, and America is over. Call me skeptical.

 

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The entire class of paid militaristic pundits and their Hollywood dupes has gone into meltdown mode today after Trump announced a pullout from Syria.

America has no right to be in Syria at all, zero. It is a war crime to invade a foreign country.

America has protected ISIS and attacked the Syrian army repeatedly when the SAA had engaged ISIS and other terrorist factions.

All the major gains against terrorist militias have been in areas far away from the illegal American occupation.

American invaders have put the US in direct confrontation with Russia, which is helping keep the legitimately elected government of Syria in power. The risk of all-out World War Three remains.

Pulling out US invading troops from Syria lessens that risk.

When completely ignorant celebrities like Mia Farrow, Cher, and Bette Midler weigh in on matters well above their pay grade, ask them why this was never a concern of theirs:

 

They think their Tweets have some relevance to keeping us “safe.”

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Facebook is now censoring what the Nazis did, what they admitted to, and what current-day Nazis are also doing. 

My account has been repeatedly frozen for basic modern History 101 stuff. The brain-dead morons who control content there are essentially helping the rise of fascism, whether through ignorance or through intent.

My money is on them being some of the most stupid individuals you’re likely to meet, badly programmed human robots.

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So, now the rise of fascism is off-limits there. You will be directly attacked, your account frozen, and then kicked off permanently for basically telling people what they should have learned in high school.

The American president has over 6,000 lies chronicled, many of them repetitive and belligerent attacks on groups. That is the Big Lie principle, something that is verboten at Zuckerberg’s little empire of shitheads.

A massive list of ex-friends popped up simultaneously, from Facebook Purity. It looks like FB purged more than a hundred people from my account simultaneously as it suspended it. The odds of so many all deciding to unfriend me at the same moment makes it implausible. This happened the first time too, but I didn’t bother mentioning it.

That website attacks dissidents, in this case, dissidents fighting against Naziism and for the truth. That is a major fucking problem.