Written by Ron Paul
Obama’s Syria Policy Looks a Lot Like Bush’s Iraq Policy
President Obama announced late last week that the US intelligence community had just determined that the Syrian government had used poison gas on a small scale, killing some 100 people in a civil conflict that has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives. Because of this use of gas, the president claimed, Syria had crossed his “red line” and the US must begin to arm the rebels fighting to overthrow the Syrian government.
Setting aside the question of why 100 killed by gas is somehow more important than 99,900 killed by other means, the fact is his above explanation is full of holes. The Washington Post reported last week that the decision to overtly arm the Syrian rebels was made “weeks ago” – in other words, it was made at a time when the intelligence community did not believe “with high confidence” that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.
Further, this plan to transfer weapons to the Syrian rebels had become policy much earlier than that, as the Washington Post reported that the CIA had expanded over the past year its secret bases in Jordan to prepare for the transfer of weapons to the rebels in Syria.
The process was identical to the massive deception campaign that led us into the Iraq war. Remember the famous quote from the leaked “Downing Street Memo,” where representatives of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s administration discussed Washington’s push for war on Iraq?
Here the head of British intelligence was reporting back to his government after a trip to Washington in the summer of 2002:
“Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”
That is exactly what the Obama Administration is doing with Syria: fixing the intelligence and facts around the already determined policy. And Congress just goes along, just as they did the last time.
We found out shortly after the Iraq war started that the facts and intelligence being fixed around the policy were nothing but lies put forth by the neo-con warmongers and the paid informants, like the infamous and admitted liar known as “Curveball.” But we seem to have learned nothing from being fooled before.
So Obama now plans to send even more weapons to the Syrian rebels even though his administration is aware that the main rebel factions have pledged their loyalty to al-Qaeda. Does anyone else see the irony? After 12 years of the “war on terror” and the struggle against al-Qaeda, the US decided to provide weapons to the allies of al-Qaeda. Does anyone really think this is a good idea?
The Obama administration promises us that this is to be a very limited operation, providing small arms only, with no plans for a no-fly zone or American boots on the ground. That sounds an awful lot like how Vietnam started. Just a few advisors. When these few small arms do not achieve the pre-determined US policy of regime change in Syria what is the administration going to do? Admit failure and pull the troops out, or escalate? History suggests the answer and it now appears to be repeating itself once again.
The president has opened a can of worms that will destroy his presidency and possibly destroy this country. Another multi-billion dollar war has begun.
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Posted by BelligerentPolitics
The Secret History Of Western Education – Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt – The Historical Untold Truth Of Western Education and the purposely done Scientific Destruction of young children’s minds.
Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America’s classrooms.
Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War,
and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa.
Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America’s Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings.
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Published by NextNewsNetwork
Obama Administration Violates NDAA
Is the United States supporting al-Qaeda in Syria — and if so, why? During the Memorial Day weekend, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, one of the most fervent supporters of increased U.S. military involvement in Syria, visited that country and posed for photographs of a rebel group with ties to al-Qaeda.
A few days earlier a video emerged showing one of the field commanders of that rebel group eating the heart of a dead Syrian soldier. Other video from the Syrian civil war shows U.S.-backed rebels marching in the ranks of a unit calling itself the Osama bin Laden Brigade.
Under federal law, lending material support for a group listed as a terrorist organization by the State Department is a felony. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 — which was supported by McCain — providing material support for al-Qaeda or “associated forces” is grounds for indefinite detention in military custody.
If those laws were applied even-handedly, Senator McCain would find himself in the dock — or perhaps even in Gitmo. But the same would be true of many other officials — including President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and numerous congressmen from both parties — who have approved of providing humanitarian and military aid to the al-Qaeda connected Syrian rebels.
How did we find ourselves in this position? What is likely to happen in Syria, and the region, as the country’s civil war deepens, and U.S. involvement expands? We’ll discuss these urgent questions with Jason Ditz, a contributing editor at AntiWar.com.
Posted by Dennis Rodenbeck
John McCain Calls For Invasion of Hong Kong (parody)
U.S. Senator John McCain called for the invasion of Hong Kong today in response to recent leaks about secret surveillance programs.
In an interview with BBC World News, the hawkish Republican said that by hosting the leaker, Edward Snowden, Hong Kong has proven itself to be an enemy of the United States.
“Either you’re with us or you’re against us,” McCain explained to anchor Freddie Lyon, “and clearly the nation of Hong Kong is against us. By harboring this known cybercriminal they pose a clear and present danger to the American people.
The Turning Point – Full Film…. Exposing Bilderburg Group & Ruling Elites Clandestine CONTROL
Often the public are unaware of the true machinations of rule over the world’s population….there are clandestine, secretive meetings that are held for the elite to exert undemocratic rule over an unsuspecting and overloaded/worked/stressed world population. Wars are decided and policies agreed without public knowledge…we live in an age of institutionalized deception, championed by those who stand to gain the most, (whom oddly enough, have so much already) the privileged ruling elite and senior government members and heads of business and industry, even high ranking military figures are invited to collaborate and receive instructions on the master plans for the way forward to total domination and dictatorship of the entire world, the resources and people of the entire planet. Start to research the diabolical ambitions of this group and those surrounding it and your world view will be shattered….hard to believe, many will find it hard to face the facts that the establishments we have all agreed to trust our entire lives are being manipulated and used against us. None of us would want what these elites are implementing, incrementally (to reduce public opposition), their vision of fully implementing totally slavery on every aspect of our lives..!!! Using their organisations, such as the CFR, UN, Club of Rome, Tavistock institute amongst the hundreds of other independent not for profit think tank institutions they plan to see the UN agenda 21 play out to create a Zeitgeist utopian vision for the elite and total slavery and control of every aspect of the dominion sub class. The horrendous facts are out there…WAKE UP and free yourself from mental slavery and actual slavery….PEACE 4 ALL Many thanks to the team bringing us important insightful documentaries, please support them. Originally Published on Nov 5, 2012 by weavingspider
U.S. Helping Iranians With Surveillance Circumnavigation Technologies
There’s never a shortage of irony when it comes to the U.S. government.
We know that while Americans get their genitals grabbed (or a shot of radiation) at the airport to protect us from Al Qaeda, the U.S. government gives weapons to members of Al Qaeda over in Syria, because those are the good ones that want to take down Assad.
As if that’s not enough…
Today, while Americans are (amazingly) making a big deal that the NSA is spying on everyone, Obama comes out and fervently defends the practice. You see NSA spying on you is the good kind.
The “bad” surveillance happens over in Iran.
So what else for the U.S. government to do than supply Iranian citizens with surveillance circumvention technologies!
“The U.S. State Department is helping develop a number of general-use surveillance circumvention technologies,” Sascha Meinrath, founder of the Commotion Wireless Project, a non-profit group trying to build such devices, said in an email.“
The irony is so thick, you can barely see!
Our every digital move is being watched in the U.S. and the circumnavigation technologies are heading to Iran! Courtesy of the U.S. government!
The excuse is, of course, Iran’s tightly-controlled June 14th presidential election.
To which we Americans say: Remember when Ron Paul ran for President?
By Ezra Van Auken
Previously stated, Syria’s war is nothing close to being domestic. With Saudi Arabia, Qatar, US and other European interests backing the secularists rebels, the Russians, Iranians and Hezbollah backing President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the Islamists from Iraq and other regions, at times defined and mixed with secularists, everyone is essentially looking to snatch their piece of the pie when Assad’s regime crumbles.
Unfortunately for the West and its quest to seek secularist influence, the United Nations reported on Tuesday that Islamists in the rebel faction “al-Nusra” have received more members as well as equipment in recent months. Since pledging their adherence to the main faction al-Qaeda, their response has obviously been a positive one for fighters. This appears more and more to be a massive sectarian war coming to the works – Sunni rebels versus Shiites – which are ultimately defending the Assad regime.
McClatchy wrote, “Religious and sectarian extremism is worsening on both sides as tactics grow more savage, the report said, with sharp rises in hostage taking, the use of underage combatants, sexual violence and forced displacement.” From mid-January to mid-May, UN officials compiled over 400 interviews and other materials to create the recent detailed report. Most importantly, the report labels how dangerous the sectarian war is becoming, adding how it could lead to ruthless killing of communities.
The UN pointed a finger at both the Assad regime and rebels for immoral tactics. Assad’s people have been found to conduct torture techniques and keep individuals in infested prisons, which are immensely overcrowded and use of sexual aggression. Probably one of the more immoral acts is “forced disappearance”; this is when Syrians literally vanish without a trace and are either never found or are discovered deceased in random areas. “For example, turning up among the 200 bodies that were dumped in Aleppo’s Queiq waterway.”
Interestingly, besides rhetoric that violence within the rebel opposition is mainly from Islamist extremists, the UN reported that unnecessary violence is a product of the opposition as a whole. “The report offered no good guy-bad guy narrative – indeed, the rebels were blamed for many of the same tactics as the regime,” which if anything, is the exact opposite of what the West’s narrative has been on Syria. Syrian rebels have committed sectarian violence, kidnappings, thieving through houses and other aggressive acts.
Not to label all Syrian opposition as al-Nusra types, some are far more secularist. However the UN report did find that Nusra’s presence has seemed attractive compared to others, explaining part of the increase in size of the faction. “Foreign fighters with jihadist inclinations, often arriving from neighboring countries, continued to reinforce its ranks,” the UN-sponsored report notes.
A prominent al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri told Syrian rebels to unite behind each other on Thursday. Zawahri said, “Lions of the Levant, unite around this honorable goal and rise above party affiliations,” while calling out the US for wanting to influence the region. “America, its agents and allies want you to shed your blood and the blood of your children and women to bring down the criminal Baathist regime, and then set up a government loyal to them and to safeguard Israel’s security,” Zawahri explained, calling for the solidarity of Syrian rebels to combat such opposition.
Posted by Lew Rockwell
Ron Paul on the Failure of the State
(Thanks to Jay Stephenson)2006,
A Political Problem-Not an Economic Problem-Catherine Austin Fitts
By Greg Hunter, USAWatchdog:
Investment banker Catherine Austin Fitts sums up the historic global financial problems by saying, “We have a group of people who have the power to act with impunity.
They are above the law. They are centralizing and consolidating economic and political power. We have a political problem. We don’t have an economic problem.” Fitts’ analysis shows, “We’ve been on a debt model, and now we’ve got to get the planet on an equity model. . . .You are going to do everything you can do to get people into equities. Slamming precious metals down helps do that.” But Fitts says that won’t stop the gold bull because China and the rest of the world are buying the yellow metal. Fitts contends, “What that means is there is going to be a much more broad-based bull market in gold. . . I think it’s going to more of a sound money system, and gold is going to be a part of that.” Not everybody wants to be brought into the so-called new world order. Fitts predicts, “Remember, to come out with a one world currency, you need everybody. There can be no leakage. There can be no exceptions. The Russians are determined to be the stinker at the party is what I think.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, founder of The Solari Report.
History… Interview with G. Edward Griffin “The Individual vs. The Collective”
Posted by TragedyandHopeMag
Published on May 31, 2013
Tonight, on History… So it Doesn’t Repeat: We feature an Interview with an extraordinary filmmaker and author, whose best-known for his book on the American Monetary system, which ranks in the top 50 non-fiction books on Amazon. G. Edward Griffin will share his wisdom, and summarize his experience, from more than 40 years of research, focusing on the struggle of the Individual vs. the Collective. We’ll discover how to identify Tyranny, and how to enact individual Liberty. Mr, Griffin’s websites: http://www.RealityZone.com and http://www.FreedomForceInternational.org
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