Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz — and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress By Norman Solomon

1 September 2013

obamadoublespeak (2)Grassroots pressure has forced President Obama to seek approval from Congress for an attack on Syria. But Obama is hell-bent on ordering a missile assault on that country, and he has two very important aces in the hole.

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Debunking the “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013” By Eric Draitser

31 August 2013 — StopImperialism.com

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The document entitled “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013”, released in tandem with public statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry, is merely summary of a manufactured narrative designed to lead the US into yet another criminal and disastrous war in the Middle East.  Having been released prior to even preliminary reports from UN chemical weapons investigators on the ground in Syria, the document is as much a work of fiction as it is fact.
 
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UK Has No Case For War On Syria

29 August 2013 — Moon of Alabama

[I was in the middle of putting together a piece on the UK’s obscene lust for war when MofA put this up. Thanks MofA. WB]

The British government is trying to construct a case to allow itself to attack Syria. To this purpose the British Joint Intelligence Organisations issued a two page paper on Syria: Reported Chemical Weapon Use (pdf). The paper cites the amount of propaganda Youtube videos of a certain incident as supporting “evidence”: Continue reading this...

War Propaganda and Media Lies within the Syria Conflict By grtv

28 August 2013 — grtv

Investigative journalist Michel Collon speaks with RT on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. Did Bashar el Assad used chemical weapons in Syria? Western leaders already have their answer to that. But their declarations follow the 5 principles of war propaganda that Michel Collon explains.

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Syria chemical weapons claim: The BBC just doesn’t give up By William Bowles

24 August 2013 — williambowles.info

Evidently, the BBC was not satisfied with the propaganda pieces I referred to in yesterday’s article, so it’s come out with another, equally audacious piece of fiction that reiterates, again without any proof, the same drivel it peddled to us yesterday (and the day before). But what ‘UN’s Angela Kane in Syria urges chemical weapons probe‘ (24/8/13) does is communicate a sense that it (the BBC’s) wishes might yet come true; that the Empire would once again unleash the dogs of war this time on poor, destroyed Syria.

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Materials implicating Syrian govt in chemical attack prepared in advance – Russia

23 August 2013 — RT

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Sarin Gas : a new propaganda campaign against Syria

23 August 2013 — Voltaire Network

According to the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian authorities have bombarded the ghoutta, a suburb of Damascus, with sarin gas, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, resulting in a total of 1700 deaths. This announcement was immediately commented on by German, British and French authorities who have called an emergency meeting of the Security Council so that UN observers can be allowed to investigate. All of this information is taken over by the Atlanticist media as a certainty, the conditional being formally employed to allow investigators time to report evidence in the West. Continue reading this...

Syria gas attack story has whiff of Saudi war propaganda By William Engdahl

21 August 2013 — RT

The reports of massive chemical attacks in Syria might become the “red line” for the US for active military intervention. But even rudimentary analysis of the story shows it is too early to believe its credibility.

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Movie Review: “We Steal Secrets”: A Masterclass in Propaganda. The Assassination of Julian Assange By Jonathan Cook

30 July 2013 — Jonathan Cook

I have just watched We Steal Secrets, Alex Gibney’s documentary about Wikileaks and Julian Assange. One useful thing I learnt is the difference between a hatchet job and character assassination. Gibney is too clever for a hatchet job, and his propaganda is all the more effective for it.

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Obama in South Africa: Political and Media Disconnect By Michael Shaw

1 July 2013 — BagNews

We need to understand these protest images in S. Africa more in terms of current and similar photos from Brazil and Turkey. The public, in other words, is more sensitive these days to when they’re being patronized.

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The Stunning Hypocrisy of the U.S. Government

22 June 2013 — Washingtonsblog

The Government’s Hypocrisy Is the Core Problem

Congress has exempted itself from the prohibition against trading on inside information … the law that got Martha Stewart and many other people thrown in jail.

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France Channels Weapons to Syrian Al Qaeda Terrorists Involved in Massacre of Civilians in Hatlah village, Der Ezzor By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

13 June 2013 — Global Research

The Western press was mute on the Syrian war on June 12th  as reports came of another massacre  carried out by the so called ‘rebels’, who are in fact members of al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliated groups.  Among those massacred in the village of Hatlah in the region of Deir e Zohr were dozens of women and children. Reports of the massacre vary from 30 to 100.

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High-Level American Intelligence Source: “We Hack Everyone Everywhere”

7 June 2013 — Washington’s Blog

“We Like To Make A Distinction Between Us And The Others. But We Are In Almost Every Country In The World.”

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South Africa: Since 1994, a massive wealth shift from already poor to the ‘uber-rich’ By Dale T. McKinley

13 May 2013 — South African Civil Society Information Service 

Johannesburg — If capital is to be believed, it is the worker who is the main source of our contemporary social and economic problems.

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