Arriving First in Syria By Franklin Lamb

6 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Damascus – Will 1000 American ‘Human Shields’ Stop Another Criminal War?

Human shields in Iraq

A sort of roller coaster atmosphere pervades Damascus these days with “good” and “bad” news rising and falling, often by the quarter hour. Much of the population is monitoring closely the news and quickly expressing their interpretations of the latest media reports and rumors as well as predicting the fairly precise timing of the now assumed American attack on their country.

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Obama’s Politics of War and US Public Opinion: The Great Divergence By James Petras

6 September 2013 — James Petras

Introduction: As President Obama announces plans for another war, adding Syria to the ongoing and recent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere, a profound gap has emerged between the highly militarized state and US public opinion.

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With The NSA, The GCHQ, The FRA Planting Crypto Backdoors In Infrastructure, They Are Now The Enemy Of All Mankind

6 September 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy

The security services of the US, UK, and Sweden have been actively working to plant backdoors into most commercial cryptography software. While intended to use for wiretapping business secrets, medical journals and bank transactions, those backdoors are also there for any other adversary. This is effectively a declaration of war from the security services against all of humanity.

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The Strange Thing About Cluster Bombs By Jim Naureckas

6 September 2013 — FAIR Blog

These are not the bad kind of cluster bomb, because they are dropped on and not by official enemies. (photo: US Air Force)

These are not the bad kind of cluster bomb, because they are dropped on and not by official enemies. (photo: US Air Force)

The New York Times has an article today (9/5/13) about a Human Rights Watch report charging Syria’s government with the use of  cluster bombs, a “widely prohibited weapon.”  Cluster bombs are munitions that release hundreds of miniature explosives; as the Times‘ Rick Gladstone writes, “Each bomblet detonates on impact, spraying shrapnel in all directions and killing, maiming and destroying indiscriminately.”

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Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack By Matthew Schofield | McClatchy Foreign Staff

5 September 2013 — McClatchy

BERLIN — Russia says a deadly March sarin attack in an Aleppo suburb was carried out by Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, and it has delivered a 100-page report laying out its evidence to the United Nations.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 September 2013: The historical truth about Bedouin expulsion from the Negev

5 September 2013VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade Silwan
IMEMC – Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday evening [September 5, 2013] Wadi Hilweh in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, apparently in an attempt to kidnap some local youths. …

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Information Clearing House 5 September 2013: A Syrian Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

5 September 2013 — Information Clearing House

Telling It Like It Is: Putin Calls Kerry a Liar on Syria

By David Jackson

Putin called Obama Secretary of State John Kerry a liar over Kerry’s testimony this week before Congress.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36117.htm

 

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The Art of Collaborating with the Nazi’s: Hollywood & America Reek of Nazi Influence

6 September 2013 — Boiling Frogs

Hitler’s Propaganda Principles Alive in 21st Century

 

The studio heads, who were mostly immigrant Jews, went to dramatic lengths to hold on to their investment in Germany. Although few remarked on it at the time these men followed the instructions of the German consulate in Los Angeles, abandoning or changing a whole series of pictures that would have exposed the brutality of the Nazi regime….At the center of the collaboration was Hitler himself. Continue reading