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Double agent and daughter were poisoned by BRITAIN, claims Russia’s former spy chief

 

“It is not clear either how they managed to determine that it was produced in Russia.

“If you know the technology, it is not possible to find out who made a chemical weapon – if the method is the same, the formulas of the substances will be identical.

“So this news only provokes more questions.”

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The corporate “left” darling keeps lying about Syria, spreading war propaganda internationally. He’s either a pseudo-intellectual, easily duped by these glaring frauds, or something more sinister a la Project Mockingbird.

Syria, “Experts” and George Monbiot

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Pentagon secretly tested chemical weapons on US troops. Vets demand to know the cost

Uncle Sam loves you.

The tests, known as Project 112 and SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) involved some 6,000 military personnel between 1962 and 1974, the Vietnam War era. Most served in the Navy and Army. The purpose was to identify any weaknesses to U.S. ships and troops and develop a response plan for a chemical attack.

The tests involved nerve agents like Sarin and Vx, and bacteria such as E. Coli. Sarin and Vx are both lethal. According to DOD documents, death can occur within 10 to 15 minutes of exposure to a fatal dose of Vx.

“Our requests for declassification of additional documents were not approved.”

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What’s really going on in Syria, Libya, and the wider Middle East bears no resemblance to the sludge Americans are force-fed by a clownish media. I’ve tried to set the record straight, since 2012, but the truth is no longer welcome in this dystopia. America has truly lost its mind, assuming it had one to begin with.

Our psychotic so-called “leaders” love nothing more than to play with fire. Big fire.

Moscow slams Obama decision to send 250 more US troops to Syria

The Syria debacle was always, from day one, from 1957 a proxy war against Russian influence. The US aims to kick out the Russians, their defensive weapons, their naval base, and their oil and gas industries.

That’s why a quarter of a million Syrians are dead.

That’s why ISIS and Al Nusrah exist.

That’s why we stand at the brink of nuclear annihilation: games, imperial games to take whatever can be taken.

Would you send your kid to die for that shit?

Seriously?

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Hersh Vindicated? Turkish Whistleblowers Corroborate Story on False Flag Sarin Attack in Syria

The purpose of the attack was allegedly to provoke a US military operation in Syria which would topple the Assad regime…

I, and some others, called this at the time. It was glaringly obvious, too. The pattern of western deception and support for terrorism in Syria is a great stain on our entire civilization.

“The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file,” Erdem said while waving the file.

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“Wiretapped phone conversations reveal the process of procuring the gas at specific addresses as well as the process of procuring the rockets that would fire the capsules containing the toxic gas.

So let’s recall the disgusting propaganda of 2013, and the attack on children and civilians in Ghoutta, Syria.

The local Catholic Mother Superior, Mother Agnes, investigated the evidence and published a huge report showing manipulation of the bodies, moving them from location to location for photo propaganda. She helped identify the dead and expose the propaganda as a fraud:

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How was her investigation–that put her life in jeopardy–received in “the west?”

The US corporate monolithic press largely ignored her, of course.

BBC attacked her with specious claims, not showing ANY of the photographic evidence at all.

But the most despicable character to emerge was leftish foundation funded darling JEREMY SCAHILL:

Seymour Hersh would confirm what a lot of us already knew, only to be exiled to Britain in order to have his report published!

So the real question today is:

Where are the apologies and actual investigations of this sarin war crime from these propaganda organs, now that the plot has unraveled in Turkey?

You won’t find it. We are living in an Orwellian dystopia. This is the “memory hole,” which George Orwell brought into existence so eloquently.

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Pusned into exile at the London Review of Books (rather than the front page of the NY Times or Washington Post).

‘The [US intelligence] guys are throwing their hands in the air and saying, “How can we help this guy” – Obama – “when he and his cronies in the White House make up the intelligence as they go along?”’

Hersch dissects the evolving farce that is Obama’s “intelligence” on sarin in Syria.

“Already by late May, the senior intelligence consultant told me, the CIA had briefed the Obama administration on al-Nusra and its work with sarin, and had sent alarming reports that another Sunni fundamentalist group active in Syria, al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), also understood the science of producing sarin. At the time, al-Nusra was operating in areas close to Damascus, including Eastern Ghouta. An intelligence document issued in mid-summer dealt extensively with Ziyaad Tariq Ahmed, a chemical weapons expert formerly of the Iraqi military, who was said to have moved into Syria and to be operating in Eastern Ghouta. The consultant told me that Tariq had been identified ‘as an al-Nusra guy with a track record of making mustard gas in Iraq and someone who is implicated in making and using sarin’. He is regarded as a high-profile target by the American military.”

“…it did confirm previous reports that al-Nusra had the ability to acquire and use sarin. A sample of the sarin that had been used was also recovered – with the help of an Israeli agent – but, according to the consultant, no further reporting about the sample showed up in cable traffic.”

“…They concluded that the [Syrian Jihadi] rebel forces were capable of attacking an American force with sarin because they were able to produce the lethal gas. The examination relied on signals and human intelligence, as well as the expressed intention and technical capability of the rebels.’

“…The CIA declined to comment for this article.”

Seymour Hersch relies almost exclusively on American sources to battle it out over this Syrian conflict.  Still, he is persona non grata today in American corporate/imperial media circles.  The story is disappeared and sent over to London.  Hersch makes the case that Obama is a liar, that the intelligence is being cooked.  The obvious implication is that we probably should impeach the bastards post haste, and you can’t say stuff like that on American airwaves.

I have also written on the Syrian rebels’ possession and use of nerve gas and the glaring falsehoods put out by the US regime…

Doubts About Who Is Using Chemical Weapons in Syria
Is America Helping Al Qaeda Take Over Syria?
The Grim, Relentless March to War with Syria

 

Unbelievable.  Jeremy Scahill, who is pushing his US foundation funded “expose” Dirty Wars apparently can’t handle reality in Syria.

Suppressing the Truth on Syria: Mother Agnes Mariam and Britain’s Self Proclaimed “Antiwar Movement”

Mother Agnes risks her life to get the truth out about Al Qaeda connected psychopaths in Syria raining terror and nerve gas down on women and children.  This does not fit with official US foreign policy, as the truth seldom does these days.  Scahill reveals himself as another cog in the imperial machinery.

This validates Doug Valentine’s scathing take on Scahill, and his not so revealing revelations.

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Here’s your war criminals, Obama.  Not the Syrian Army by the way.  These assholes are probably on the payroll at some level, likely through their Saudi Arabian terrorist handlers.

So, now that we have evidence of who is committing these war crimes, is Obama going to admit to as much and say anything true whatsoever?  Don’t bet your life (or your honor) on it.

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ALSO recall UN human rights inspector Carla del Ponte already blamed the opposition rebels for a nerve gas attack in May.  NOT the government.

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A dozen Al Nusra Brigade terrorists, who are Syrian “opposition” fighters and also Al Qaeda light, were ARRESTED in Turkey in possession of Sarin nerve gas on their way to the Syrian border, also in May of this year,

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Another report from Syria by Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak talks about Saudi funding and arms transfers, including these chemical weapons.  Report claims that improperly handled canisters blew up by some ignorant rebels, although the specifics are sketchy.

Mint Press:

“However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.”

“More than a dozen rebels interviewed reported that their salaries came from the Saudi government.”

 

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American hypocrisy and deception is unbound.

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

“It has been previously reported that the United States provided tactical intelligence to Iraq at the same time that officials suspected Hussein would use chemical weapons. But the CIA documents, which sat almost entirely unnoticed in a trove of declassified material at the National Archives in College Park, Md., combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States’ knowledge of how and when Iraq employed the deadly agents. They show that senior U.S. officials were being regularly informed about the scale of the nerve gas attacks.They are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.

And today America’s covert terrorists in Syria continue to launch nerve gas attacks for the purpose of blaming the victims on Bashar Assad and starting World War 3  America’s outright depravity threatens life on earth.

 

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U.N. experts in Syria to visit site of poison gas attack

The Syrian government welcomes UN inspectors to get the truth out about the western-sponsored Jihadi terrorists who actually carry out the gas attacks, but official liars in Washington and Europe have apparently already decided that their covert fraud is good enough to launch a war.  Dick Cheney must be proud.  Meanwhile Russia has a naval base, ships and personnel in Syria already, and may choose to defend it from unlawful foreign aggression.  Keep your fallout shelter stocked.

 

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by DAVID SWANSON

“U.S. prepares for possible retaliatory strike against Syria,” announces a Los Angeles Times headline, even though Syria has not attacked the United States or any of its occupied territories or imperial forces and has no intention to do so.

Quoth the article:

“the president made no decisions, but the high-level talks came as the Pentagon acknowledged it was moving U.S. forces into position in the region.”

Forgive me, but who the SNAFU made that decision?  Does the commander in chief have any say in this?  Does he get to make speeches explaining how wrong it would be to attack Syria, meet with top military officials who leave the meeting to prepare for attacks on Syria, and go down in history as having been uninvolved in, if not opposed to, his own policies?

Threatening to attack Syria, and moving ships into position to do it, are significant, and illegal, and immoral actions.  The president can claim not to have decided to push the button, but he can’t pretend that all the preparations to do so just happen like the weather.  Or he couldn’t if newspapers reported news.

(Yes, illegal.  Read the U.N. Charter:

“All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”)

“The Defense Department has a responsibility to provide the president with options for all contingencies,” said the so-called Defense Secretary, but do any of the contingencies involve defending the United States?  Do any of them involve peace-making?  If not, is it really accurate to talk about “all” contingencies?

In fact, Chuck Hagel only has that “responsibility” because Obama instructed him to provide, not all options, but all military options.

Syrian rebels understand that under all possible U.S. policies, faking chemical weapons attacks can get them guns, while shifting to nonviolent resistance can only get them as ignored as Bahrain. (Ba-who?)

“Obama also called British Prime Minister David Cameron,” says the LA Times, “to talk over the developments in Syria. The two are ‘united’ in their opposition to the use of chemical weapons, the White House said in a statement issued after the call.” Well, except for white phosphorus and napalm.  Those are good chemical weapons, and the United States government is against bad chemical weapons, so really your newspaper isn’t lying to you at all.

What did Obama say to CNN on Thursday?

“[T]he notion that the U.S. can somehow solve what is a sectarian, complex problem inside of Syria sometimes is overstated”

Ya think?

CNN’s Chris Cuomo (son of Mario) pushed for war:

“But delay can be deadly, right, Mr. President?”

Obama replied that he was still verifying the latest chemical weapons horseshit.  Cuomo brushed that aside:

“There’s strong proof they used them already, though, in the past.”

Obama didn’t reply to that lie, but spouted some vacuous rhetoric.

Cuomo, his thirst for dead Syrian flesh perhaps getting a bit frustrated, reached for the standard John McCainism.  Senator McCain, Cuomo said, thinks U.S. “credibility” is lost if Syria is not attacked.  (And if the U.S. government were to suddenly claim not to be an institution of mass-murder, and to act on that – then how would its credibility be?)

Obama, undeterred, went right on preaching against what he was about to do.  “Sometimes,” Obama said, “what we’ve seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff, that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn into very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region.”

But you promised, whined Cuomo, that chemical weapons use would be the crossing of a Red Line!

Obama replied that international law should be complied with.  (For the uninitiated, international law actually forbids attacking and overturning other nations’ governments — even Libya’s.) And, Obama pointed out, there are options other than the military.

There are?!

I’ve found that when Obama starts talking sense like this, he’s actually moving rapidly in the opposite direction.  The more he explains why it would be wrong and illegal and stupid and immoral to attack Syria, the more you can be sure he’s about to do just that.

Here are my, previously published, top 10 reasons not to attack Syria, even if the latest chemical weapons lies were true:

1. War is not made legal by such an excuse.  It can’t be found in the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the United Nations Charter, or the U.S. Constitution.  It can, however, be found in U.S. war propaganda of the 2002 vintage.  (Who says our government doesn’t promote recycling?)

2. The United States itself possesses and uses internationally condemned weapons, including white phosphorus, napalm, cluster bombs, and depleted uranium.  Whether you praise these actions, avoid thinking about them, or join me in condemning them, they are not a legal or moral justification for any foreign nation to bomb us, or to bomb some other nation where the U.S. military is operating.  Killing people to prevent their being killed with the wrong kind of weapons is a policy that must come out of some sort of sickness.  Call it Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

3. An expanded war in Syria could become regional or global with uncontrollable consequences.  Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Russia, China, the United States, the Gulf states, the NATO states . . . does this sound like the sort of conflict we want?  Does it sound like a conflict anyone will survive?  Why in the world risk such a thing?

4. Just creating a “no fly zone” would involve bombing urban areas and unavoidably killing large numbers of people.  This happened in Libya and we looked away.  But it would happen on a much larger scale in Syria, given the locations of the sites to be bombed.  Creating a “no fly zone” is not a matter of making an announcement, but of dropping bombs.

5. Both sides in Syria have used horrible weapons and committed horrible atrocities.  Surely even those who imagine people should be killed to prevent their being killed with different weapons can see the insanity of arming both sides to protect each other side.  Why is it not, then, just as insane to arm one side in a conflict that involves similar abuses by both?

6. With the United States on the side of the opposition in Syria, the United States will be blamed for the opposition’s crimes.  Most people in Western Asia hate al Qaeda and other terrorists.  They are also coming to hate the United States and its drones, missiles, bases, night raids, lies, and hypocrisy.  Imagine the levels of hatred that will be reached when al Qaeda and the United States team up to overthrow the government of Syria and create an Iraq-like hell in its place.

7. An unpopular rebellion put into power by outside force does not usually result in a stable government.  In fact there is not yet on record a case of U.S. humanitarian war benefitting humanity or of nation-building actually building a nation.  Why would Syria, which looks even less auspicious than most potential targets, be the exception to the rule?

8. This opposition is not interested in creating a democracy, or — for that matter — in taking instructions from the U.S. government.  On the contrary, blowback from these allies is likely.  Just as we should have learned the lesson of lies about weapons by now, our government should have learned the lesson of arming the enemy of the enemy long before this moment.

9. The precedent of another lawless act by the United States, whether arming proxies or engaging directly, sets a dangerous example to the world and to those in Washington for whom Iran is next on the list.

10. A strong majority of Americans, despite all the media’s efforts thus far, opposes arming the rebels or engaging directly.  Instead, a plurality supports providing humanitarian aid.

In sum, making the Syrian people worse off is not a way to help them.

But — guess what? — the evidence suggests strongly that the latest chemical weapons claims are as phony as all the previous ones.

Who would have ever predicted?

David Swanson is author of War is a Lie. He lives in Virginia.

 

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