Lebanon is Being Prepared for Sedition as a Front in the Syrian War Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

24 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The flames of division and fighting in Syria are being fanned into Lebanon. The US and its allies could be working with their Lebanese partners and proxies to ignite and internal conflict. The small Arab republic is politically divided and is in a governmental state of limbo. There is also a growing vacuum within the country’s security apparatus and military.

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“Intelligence,” Corporatism, and the Dance of Death By Arthur Silber

18 June 2013 — Power of Narrative

You may at first think the following is a bad joke, but I assure you it is not a joke at all. At the very end of this NYT story about Booz Allen and the complex interconnections between nominally “private” business and the national intelligence community, we read: Continue reading

Follow the Money: The Secret Heart of the Secret State By Chris Floyd

23 June 2013 — Empire Burlesque

No one, anywhere, has been writing about the deeper and wider implications of the Snowden revelations than Arthur Silber. (I hope you’re not surprised by this.) In a series of powerful, insightful essays, Silber has, among other things, laid bare the dangers of the oddly circumscribed ‘gatekeeper’ approach of the journalistic guardians (at, ironically, the Guardian) of Snowden’s secrets, particularly their slow drip-feed of carefully self-censored tidbits from the famous Powerpoint presentation that Snowden secreted from the bowels of the United Stasi of the American intelligent apparat. Continue reading

Obama relies on NLP to cloud minds and avoid diplomacy with Iran over its nonexistent nukes By Patrick Henningsen

23 June, 2013 — 21st Century Wire 

Patrick-Henningsen-photoIt’s no surprise that this latest announcement hardly registered on the US media who were busy covering Obama’s latest flip-flop on Syria, and the US royal family’s visit to Ireland. It’s deception on a grand scale this time, and here’s how it’s done…

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"Friends of Syria" meeting a Fiasco

23 June 2013 — Voltaire Network

The meeting of the “Friends of Syria” held on Saturday, 22 June, in Doha (Qatar), closed unsuccessfully. France, the United Kingdom and the United States had announced at the Lough Erne G8 summit that they would officially be arming the Free Syrian Army. On 14 June, the latter had provided the list of weapons and ammunition they needed.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 23 June 2013

23 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks’ Assange urges support for Snowden, slams Obama ‘betrayal’

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London (CNN) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged the world Saturday to “stand with” Edward Snowden, the man who admitted leaking top-secret details about U.S. surveillance programs, according to the text of a speech posted on Twitter.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/22/world/europe/uk-wikileaks-assange/index.html

 

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Syria, The View From The Other Side By Stephen Gowans

22 June 2013 — What’s Left

His security forces used live ammunition to mow down peaceful pro-democracy protesters, forcing them to take up arms to try to topple his brutal dictatorship. He has killed tens of thousands of his own people, using tanks, heavy artillery and even chemical weapons. He’s a blood-thirsty tyrant whose rule has lost its legitimacy and must step down to make way for a peaceful democratic transition.

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Arms deliveries to ’Syrian rebels’ equally liable for crimes committed

23 June 2013 — Voltaire Network

The delivery of weapons to Syrian rebels is in breach of UN resolutions. This enables the victims’ families to sue individually before the International Criminal Tribunal those leaders who should decide to do so, and allows Syria to file a suit against their states with the International Court of Justice.

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