Information Clearing House 30 August 2013: The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria

30 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

America Totally Discredited

Paul Craig Roberts

If Obama goes it alone, he will be harassed for the rest of his life as a war criminal who dares not leave the US.


Chemical Hallucinations

By William Bowles

So there we have it, all the essential elements of a false flag operation, initiated by Mossad.


The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria

By Shamus Cooke

The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria.


Cruise Missile Law Enforcement

By David Swanson

Of course, dropping missiles on people is a serious crime, just as kicking in your door at night with guns blazing is normally against the law. But if a policeman — global or normal — does it, well, then it’s law enforcement, not law breaking.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria

Kerry Makes Case For Syria Military Action


Kerry laid out some of the evidence U.S. intelligence has put together and shared with members of Congress and international allies.


Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

By Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh

Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group.


Who Blocked Syrian Peace Talks?

By Robert Parry

Painful experiences of recent years should have taught the American people the danger that comes when the government and the mainstream press adopt a pleasing but false narrative, altering the facts to support a “good guy v. bad guy” scenario.


The Vassal’s Revolt

By Tariq Ali

Rejoice. Rejoice. – For the first time in fifty years, the House of Commons has voted against participating in an imperial war.


This Slaughter Has To Stop

Incendiary Bomb Victims ‘Like the Walking Dead’

BBC Video Report – Warning

A BBC team inside Syria filming for Panorama has witnessed the aftermath of a fresh horrific incident – an incendiary bomb dropped onto a school playground in the north of the country.


A Call to Resist

By George Capaccio

What is the difference between a Syrian father cradling the lifeless body of his son, a victim of some dreadful neurotoxin, and a mother in Iraq delivering a horribly deformed baby?




Click here for list of actions around the country to oppose war with Syria.


The Unknown Social Warriors, Bernays and Norquist

By Steve

“Our goal is to inflict pain. It is not good enough to win; it has to be a painful and devastating defeat. It is like when the king would take his opponent’s head and spike it on a pole for everyone to see,”


57 “militants” killed in Afghan raids:

At least 57 militants were killed in operations launched by the Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces since Thursday, the country’s interior ministry said on Friday.


Eight, Including Governor, Killed in Suicide Attack in Dasht-e-Archi:

A suicide attacker detonated his explosive in the Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province early Friday, killing at least eight people, including the Governor of Dasht-e-Archi District, Sheikh Sadrruddin, and wounding sixteen others.


Ft. Bragg soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan:

A Fort Bragg soldier was killed Aug. 28 by enemy fire during operations in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.


Fort Hood-based soldier from American Samoa killed in Afghanistan:

The Pentagon said Thursday 1st Lt. Jason Togi of Pago Pago died of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.


Iraq violence kills 14 as al-Qaida claims attacks:

Friday’s deadliest attack struck after nightfall in a Kurdish neighborhood in the ethnically mixed town of Tuz Khormato. Insurgents there set off a non-lethal stun bomb apparently designed to attract a crowd before detonating a real bomb that killed 12 and wounded 10, said the town’s police chief, Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed.


Iraq: 23 dead in bombings and shootings:

At least 23 people were killed and dozens wounded in a series of attacks targeting Sunni areas across northern Iraq on Thursday.


‘Terrorist’ Burned In Baghdad Street, As Iraq Struggles To Contain Spiraling Unrest:

The mob strung up the suspected terrorist’s shirtless body by the feet and set it ablaze on a street on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, a tire placed underneath to fuel the flames


US kills 6 people in Yemen:

Suspected US drone strikes killed an alledged senior Al Qaida militant and four others in Al Manaseh village in the southern province of Al Baydha, southern Yemen, a source told Gulf News.


Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria:

Kerry Makes Case For Syria Military Action : Video and Transcript:

Kerry laid out some of the “evidence” U.S. intelligence has put together and shared with members of Congress and international allies.


Deja Vu All Over Again:

Colin L. Powell, Remarks to the United Nations Security Council:

February 5, 2003: I cannot tell you everything that we know, but what I can share with you, when combined with what all of us have learned over the years, is deeply troubling.


U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched:

American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed more than a thousand people and has set the stage for a possible U.S. military strike on Syria.


Washington’s threats to attack Syria unacceptable – Russia:

Washington’s statements threatening to use military force against Syria unilaterally are unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.


Pentagon Can’t Afford Syria Operation; Must Seek Additional Funds:

The U.S. military, struggling after defense cuts of tens of billions of dollars, will be unable to pay for attacks on Syria from current operating funds and must seek additional money from Congress, according to congressional aides.


More than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote:

House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House demanding a congressional role before military action takes place.


U.S. military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a U.S. strike on Syria:

Marine Lt. Col. Gordon Miller, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, warned this week of “potentially devastating consequences, including a fresh round of chemical weapons attacks and a military response by Israel.”


British MPs reject military intervention in Syria:

Any possibility of British involvement in a military campaign in Syria has been effectively ruled out after British lawmakers voted down the prospect in parliament, costing the US the nation’s closest ally in a potential strike.


Syria: John Kerry slaps Britain in face as he calls France ‘oldest allies’:

John Kerry delivers diplomatic slap in the face to Britain, failing to mention them among list of supporters and referring to France as “oldest allies”.


Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria:

Not since the 1983 invasion of Grenada has the US been so alone in pursuing major lethal military action


Turkish PM says Syria intervention should aim to end Assad rule:

 “It can’t be a 24 hours hit-and-run,” Erdogan told reporters at a reception in the presidential palace in Ankara. “What matters is stopping the bloodshed in Syria and weakening the regime to the point where it gives up,” he said.


Syria: Reports of ‘napalm-like’ bomb attack: Video –


Israeli force kill 1 on Egypt border:

An IDF force opened fire toward two suspects riding dune-buggies who entered a restricted zone near the Egyptian border, from the direction of the Sinai Peninsula.,7340,L-4424376,00.html


3 people killed as anti-coup protesters rally across Egypt:

Although most marches led by supporters of deposed President Morsi passed peacefully, three deaths were reported.


2 People Killed As Troops Deployed to Restore Order in Protest-hit Colombia:

President Juan Manuel Santos ordered troops to provide security in Bogota and patrol Colombia’s highways on Friday after violent protests spread from rural areas to the capital. Santos said two people were killed Thursday in Bogota where demonstrators mounted large marches that ended in violent clashes with police.


Colombian presidential hopeful under arrest:

A conservative Colombian presidential hopeful has surrendered to authorities after the Supreme Court ordered him arrested for allegedly benefiting politically from collusion with illegal far-right militias.


Top Secret: Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget:

Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time ever publically discloses how the United States spends tens of billions of dollars annually on clandestine spy programs.


U.S. intelligence community’s classified “black budget” for fiscal year 2013.

Read the leaked report as published by the Washington Post:


GCHQ reported to have access to almost all European internet traffic:

The reports published by the German public broadcaster NDR and the Süddeutsche newspaper said documents made available to them by Edward Snowden indicate that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is capable of gathering and analyzing data from almost all of the traffic that passes through Europe’s internet network.


US sends two Guantanamo inmates to Algeria:

The Pentagon on Thursday announced the transfer of Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab, leaving 164 detainees still at the prison, including 84 others cleared for release years ago.


Muslims challenging ‘no fly’ list win partial court victory:

Thirteen Muslim Americans challenging the U.S. government’s secretive “no-fly” list won a partial victory in federal court when a judge found they “have a constitutionally protected liberty interest” in traveling internationally by air.


Fast food strikes in 60 U.S. cities:

“Boosting wages for America’s lowest-paid workers is a crucial step toward reducing economic inequality and rebuilding a strong economy.


Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,270


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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