VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 30 August 2013: Israel forced me to destroy my own house, says Jerusalem father

30 August 2013VTJP

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Several Injured By Army Fire North Of Jerusalem
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation while others were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes with local residents at the main northern entrance of the town of Ar-Ram, and at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem. …

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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.
 

Troodos: UK’s Spy Centre in the Middle East By Craig Murray

31 August 2013 — Craig Murray

The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation.  The communications intercept agencies, GCHQ in the UK and NSA in the US, share all their intelligence reports (as do the CIA and MI6).  Troodos is valued enormously by the NSA.  It monitors all radio, satellite and microwave traffic across the Middle East, ranging from Egypt and Eastern Libya right through to the Caucasus.  Even almost all landline telephone communication in this region is routed through microwave links at some stage, picked up on Troodos.

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Syrian Foreign Ministry: Kerry’s presentation is based on old stories published by terrorists

31 August 2013 — SANA

[Well worth reading. WB]

Damascus, (SANA) – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that after days of media exaggeration about what the US administration described as decisive evidence, US Secretary of State John Kerry only produced material based on old stories which were published by terrorists over a week ago and are full of fabrication and lies.

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On Syria, Intelligence and Evidence By Peter Hart

30 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

FireShot Screen Capture #599 - 'World News 8_27_ American Warships Moving Closer to Syria Full Episode - World News with Diane Sawyer - ABC News' - abcnews_go_com_watch_world-news-with-diane-One would hope that the lessons of Iraq might inform more of the coverage of Syria. But that’s not always the case. Over the course of the past week, the White House and various officials have been adamant that they have evidence that shows the Syrian government was responsible for the horrific attack last week that likely killed hundreds, and very well could have been a chemical or gas attack of some sort.

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Video: Syria: Proxies, Pipelines and People

30 August 2013 — stopimperialism.com

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria. He explains some of the motivations of key regional players and their Western backers in terms of economics and geopolitics.  Draitser examines various scenarios that could play out in the coming weeks and months depending on how events unfold on the ground and diplomatically. Additionally, he explores the discredited US narrative about the use of chemical weapons and the historical precedents for such lies.

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