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Time For More Lies About Syria

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Time For More Lies About Syria

Time For More Lies About Syria
April 09
16:31 2018

Well, here we are again. Our typically divided media has once again united in their bellicose, ahistorical screams for war. For the third time since 2013, chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, leading many public voices to demand intervention. While suffering children and horrific sounds of choking are intended to make you suspend critical thinking, take a few moments to question what you’re seeing. Thousands of lives hang in the balance.

While most of our great country ignored the last eight years of destabilizing policies in the Middle East, the forces desiring war in Syria were hard at work. And, contrary to the opinions of so many partisans, these forces wear neither elephants nor donkeys as lapels. Before we enter our first full day at war, let’s reminisce about the time we were almost tricked into going into Syria to avenge chemical weapon attacks – way back in 2013.

On September 1st, 2013, our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president attempted to seek congressional authorization for an attack against Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack. Social and traditional media swelled with reports detailing how the Syrian government used chemical weapons on their people.

There was one major problem with this story: American backed rebels in Syria were the ones using chemical weapons, not the Assad regime. According to the Washington Times, “Carla del Ponte, a member of the U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were ‘strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,’ that rebels seeking to oust Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.”

Just last year, when the Syrian Government, with no motive or need to use chemical weapons, allegedly deployed such weapons, the stage was set for high drama. Pictures of suffocating children soon found their home on every news-feed and front page in America, and there was only one agreed upon cause of such tragedy: “Assad is killing his people.” Trump quickly responded with a series of bombing campaigns.

Much like what occurred in 2013, despite media certainty, many behind the scenes had doubts. According to journalist Seymour M. Hersh, “Trump issued the order despite having been warned by the U.S. intelligence community that it had found no evidence that the Syrians had used a chemical weapon.“ Many in the intelligence community were unable to rule out that American backed rebel who also had access to chemical weapons were the true culprits. As is tradition, sensible doubt doesn’t make the headlines.

Unfortunately for America and the global victims of imperialism, that status quo is perpetual war and ceaseless untruths. If someone tells you these attacks on Assad were justified, remind them how the world media pegged him as the guilty party in 2013 – you know, before discovering it was the United States backed rebels. While it was a while ago, does anyone remember those weapons Saddam kept in Iraq?

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  1. Brickwall
    Brickwall April 10, 14:15

    Interesting article, one question. What is meant by “While it was a while ago, does anyone remember those weapons Saddam kept in Iraq?”

    If you’re implying again that there weren’t any, I can assure you, I know for a fact they’re there. I counted them and guarded them.

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    • Jerry
      Jerry April 10, 17:38

      I was there also , there weren’t any after 2003, we started a war that costed 1000’s of life’s on both sides for no reason except bunch of war hungery General

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    • Sab
      Sab April 10, 17:59

      The chemicals you counted were under UN auspices. Most of them were old, defunct and donated by the US. It is not a mystery that they were not there. The reason for going to war was that there were weapons of mass destruction at his disposal ready to be used and deployed. Neither were the case. Why don’t you worry about the weapons of mass destruction Israel or the US or France or Britain has. Who are you a foreigner to go and meddle into someone else’s business when your own country uses much more lethal weapons to kill and maim people.

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      • marlene
        marlene April 16, 20:58

        Who are you to discredit someone’s first hand experience based on being what you call a “foreigner”? Perhaps you’re the foreigner to the facts, videos, documents and eyewitnesses to Saddam’s WMD’s!

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    • marlene
      marlene April 16, 20:56

      I saw videos of Saddam’s trucks, filled with WMDs, crossing over into Syria.

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  2. Marcia
    Marcia April 10, 15:02

    One UN member telling Swiss TV and “yet not incontrovertible proof” – I’ll take the generals over him. They paused to verify that it was Assad and not the rebels.

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    • admin
      admin Author April 10, 15:15

      Take a look at the MIT REPORT on the topic. “In the report titled “Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence,” Richard Lloyd, a former UN weapons inspector, and Theodore Postol, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), examined the delivery rocket’s design and calculated possible trajectories based on the payload of the cargo.

      The authors concluded that sarin gas “could not possibly have been fired at East Ghouta from the ‘heart’, or from the Eastern edge, of the Syrian government controlled area shown in the intelligence map published by the White House on August 30, 2013.”

      Based on mathematical calculations, Lloyd and Postol estimate the rocket with such aerodynamics could not travel more than 2 kilometers. To illustrate their conclusion, the authors included the original White House map that depicted areas under Assad control and those held by the opposition. Based on the firing range and troop locations on August 21, the authors conclude that all possible launching points within the 2 km radius were in rebel-held areas.”

      Don’t always trust the generals. A lot of leaders have made that mistake

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  3. Jerry
    Jerry April 10, 17:33

    As soon as Trump mention he was pulling out of Syria the so called Chemical attack took place . Unfortunately we have some Generals that are war monger. Just read between the lines.

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