Seymour Hersh unearths more lies on Syria By Jonathon Cook

6 April 2014 — Jonathon Cook

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has a second fascinating essay that rewrites the official record of the sarin gas attack on Ghouta, near Damascus, in August last year. As usual, Hersh uses his sources in the US security establishment to throw light on what really took place. The bottom line: Turkey was almost certainly the party responsible for the attack, hoping it would force Obama to honour his threatened “red line” if Assad used chemical weapons. Was the Assad regime to be brought down by a US military campaign, Turkey assumed it would be able to turn Syria into a client state.

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Media Blackout over Syria By Brad Hoff

7 April 2014 — Global Research

Media Blackout of New Syria Revelations

On April 6, The London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack incident in Syria, which apparently pretty much everyone in Washington’s intelligence bureaucracy suspected was carried out by the rebels as soon as it happened.

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Frame of Reference and Journalistic Integrity By Kim Petersen

6 April 2014 — Dissident Voice

Can writers, can anyone be truly objective? In his article, “Journalism and the Illusion of Objectivity,” Michael Holtzman tackles a topic that impacts media and journalistic integrity. It is correct to question claims to journalistic objectivity and to question the very existence of such a beast as objectivity.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging drone assassinations of US citizens By Tom Carter

7 April 2014 —WSWS

On Friday, federal Judge Rosemary M. Collyer entered an order dismissing a civil rights case that challenged the Obama administration’s “targeted killing” program. Judge Collyer ruled that there is no legal remedy for the extrajudicial killings of US citizens, endorsing a battery of totalitarian pseudo-legal doctrines advanced by the Obama administration.

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Harvard University report endorses police state measures in Boston Marathon lockdown By Nick Barrickman

7 April 2014 — WSWS

A new report by the Program on Crisis Leadership of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, entitled “Why was Boston Strong?”, examines the response of police and other government agencies to the events of April 15 last year, when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The report purports to “analyze how both prior preparation and action-in-the-moment contributed to the effectiveness of response.” In the process, it uncritically endorses the anti-democratic methods utilized in the aftermath of the bombings.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 5 April 2014: Israeli Settlers Uproot 750 Grape Vines near Bethlehem

5 April 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Troops Detain Gazan For Crossing Border
IMEMC – The Israeli occupation army detained a young Palestinian man near the northern border with the Gaza Strip, raising the month’s number of detentions to six. …
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