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04 May 2013 @ 10:34 pm
Syrian gas attacks for legislators  
Lie to us as you always do but don't lie to yourselves.
Was the Syria Chemical Weapons Probe “Torpedoed” by the West?
Yes, but why?
Adam Larson shared his information at Global Reasearch -

Since the perplexing conflict in Syria first broke out two years ago, the Western powers’ assistance to the anti-government side has been consistent, but relatively indirect. The Americans and Europeans lay the mental, legal, diplomatic, and financial groundwork for regime change in Syria. Meanwhile, Arab/Muslim allies in Turkey and the Persian Gulf are left with the heavy lifting of directly supporting Syrian rebels, and getting weapons and supplementary fighters in place.
The involvement of the United States in particular has been extremely lackluster, at least in comparison to its aggressive stance on a similar crisis in Libya not long ago. Hopes of securing major American and allied force, preferrably a Libya-style “no-fly zone,” always leaned most on U.S. president Obama’s announcement of December 3, 2012, that any use of chemical weapons (CW) by the Assad regime – or perhaps their simple transfer – will cross a “red line.” And that, he implied, would trigger direct U.S. intervention. This was followed by vague allegations by the Syrian opposition – on December 6, 8, and 23 – of government CW attacks. [1] Nothing changed, and the allegations stopped for a while.
However, as the war entered its third year in mid-March, 2013, a slew of new allegations came flying in. This started with a March 19 attack on Khan Al-Assal, a contested western district of Aleppo, killing a reported 25-31 people. Dramatic imagery run by state news agency SANA and from a Reuters photographer showed people – including children – suffering breathing problems, some already deceased. The Syrian government and related sources were the first to report it, blaming “terrorists” as usual. In an equally predictable answer, rebels accused the Syrian military of launching the attack. [2]
Syria demanded an investigation into the event by the United Nations, and everyone else agreed. A team was assembled, but then in early April Syria blocked them, for reasons that come across as mysterious. Soon, the world was hearing unprecedent recognition that perhaps Obama’s “red line” had been crossed – not by “terrorists” but by the Assad regime – somewhere, at some times since December. The deadly nerve agent sarin is increasingly specified for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.
All this has kicked off a renewed drive for intervention based on intelligence assessments of WMD dangers, evoking widely-noted memories of the bogus U.S. case for war on Syria’s ally Iraq one decade ago. Although the latest developments cast doubt on the imminence of outright military involvement – yet again – the danger persists, and the purported reasons deserve scrutiny.
It’s only been six weeks since this saga began, but they were weeks of the whirlwind sort. Considering where all the twirling has left us – horribly confused, if not on the brink of war – I offer this article towards unspinning the record to discover just what happened in that time.
Three Highlighted Chemical Weapons Allegations
At the start of the six weeks was the March 19 incident in Khan al-Assal, Aleppo and Syria’s dramatic charges over it. But before considering that or the investigation saga, it might be useful to briefly outline the three reported attacks forced now into question, as they are confused. The investigation model now prevailing, first prposed by the Bristish and French governments on March 21, involved three incidents singled out; Khan al-Assal and a same-day incident in the Damascus area, as well as another one in the city of Homs, on December 23, 2012. [3]
The opposition Local Coordination Committees (LCC), drawing on front-line fighters, reported the incident at Otaybah (Ateiba) near Damascus, in their daily summary of March 19. (interestingly, this mentions two CW incidents, while failing to mention the Aleppo incident. In its place they mentioned a possible gas attack in Baba Amr, Homs, which no one else has repeated since). [4] The LCC said “fierce shelling with chemical rockets targeted Ateibeh town today,” causing “a large number” of people to suffer breathing problems, nausea, and “hysteria,” as well as causing the death of some “martyrs.” [4] The number of fatalities is not stated, here or anywhere easily found. Otaybah is reported to have been a rebel-held area, but very near Syrian military positions, adding plausibility to the report. Also of interest is that SANA and the Syrian government had nothing immediately to say on the incident there.
There would be further CW allegations in the east Damascus suburbs: Aadra March 24, Jobar April 6, and Otaybah again April 9, at least. All came with some evidence but slim details, and are sure to increase interest in investigating there. One or more of these sites would allegedly yield soil samples with possible traces of sarin gas (see below).
The December Homs Attack listed in the Anglo-French letter was talked about at the time, in many dramatic news reports. A handful of videos from a clinic in the Al-Bayada district show patients gasping horribly for breath. All victims seem to be rebel fighters in civilian dress. The death toll was said to be six, with as many as 100 people exposed. People took this charge seriously, but it was dismissed by mid-January as not a CW attack. [5] CNN reported then on a State Department investigation that found it was probably a riot-control gas used in the wrong concentration. Further, CNN hear that Turkey also looked into this case “but found the claims to be unsubstantiated.” [6] The methodology was not explained, and the dismissal is not certain. Now the incident is back in the limelight, thought by the British and French to require urgent scrutiny.
Continues with
Khan Al-Assal
Conflicting Urgencies at the U.N.: The Battle Over Scope
Sarin After the Failure: Confusion Yields to “Confidence”
Questioning the “Confidence”
Postscript
Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi seems at least reasonably justified in saying, as SANA reported on April 26, “the Western sides … want now to hide behind this “fabricated and false” talk ["that chemical weapons were used by the Syrian army in other areas"] to justify their silence on failing the investigation mission requested by Syria and to exonerate the terrorists.” [53] Al-Zoubi was speaking to RT, who quoted him as saying the West’s aims include, first, “to cover those who are really behind use of chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal,” where many or most of the dead were government soldiers.
And on that same day, there was an unconfirmed report from the Bazreh neighborhood of Damascus, that entrenched rebels gassed attacking army soldiers. Breaking News (Syria) reports medical sources for an unstated number of “martyrs, who have died due to inhalation of chemical gases,” which causes an exudation of “white substance from their noses and mouths.”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/was-the-syria-chemical-weapons-probe-torpedoed-by-the-west
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clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
Breaking News Syria update
10:00PM President al-Assad shared thousands of students honoring martyrs of Syrian universities
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/16823.html
9:37PM Syrian Arab Army extends its control on the city of Banyas and Ras al-Nabee
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/16822.html
8:39PM Syrian Arab Army regains al-Bayda and controls the surrounding of “Abu al-Zohour”
http://breakingnews.sy/en/article/16819.html

Newsflashes
9:36PM Aleppo: the army regains control over the power company in al-Sheikh Saeid neighborhood
7:47PM Damascus countryside: 3 mortar shells have landed on al-Kabbas neighborhood claiming material damages
7:16PM Nuri al-Maliki list won a majority in 7 provinces in local council elections
7:10PM Damascus countryside: Ghaith Bakirah and 7 other insurgents have been killed near Tajamou al-Madares in Harasta
7:09PM Damascus countryside: 8 snipers of the “Free Army” have been killed near the finance building in Darya
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Recent Global Research on Syria
Bush Official: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Could Be “Israeli False Flag Operation”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/bush-official-syria-chemical-weapons-attack-could-be-israeli-false-flag-operation/5333826

US Backed Rebels in Syria Destroy Christian Monastery
http://www.globalresearch.ca/christian-monastery-destroyed-by-rebels-in-syria/5333850

Desperate Acts to Provoke Syria and Iran: Israel’s “Air Strikes” against Syria
http://www.globalresearch.ca/desperate-acts-to-provoke-syria-and-iran-israels-air-strikes-against-syria/5333875
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
BMB and Kosovo
Questioning the Official Narrative: Support Movement for Tsarnaev Brothers as Innocent Grows
http://www.globalresearch.ca/questioning-the-official-narrative-support-movement-for-tsarnaev-brothers-as-innocent-grows/5333843

The Boston Marathon, This Thing called Terrorism, and the United States
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boston-marathon-this-thing-called-terrorism-and-the-united-states/5333881

Kosovo Independence. “Serbia Prime Minister Ivica Dacic is a Traitor”, Government is a Sellout
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ivica-dacic-is-a-traitor-serbs-say-that-the-serbian-government-are-sellouts/5333862
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
SyriaNews
Al-Qaeda FSA Jihadists Kill Turkish Policeman
[...] News from one of the concentration camps erected to hold Syrian refugees based in Akçakale town at the border crossing with Syria’s Tal Abyad reported that at least one Turkish policeman killed, 2 other policemen, 2 soldiers and one civilians wounded when a group of Wahhabi Sex Jihadists aka Al-Qaeda FSA attacked the concentration camp. The below video records panic and ambulances at the camp:
Here http://www.syrianews.cc/qaeda-fsa-jihadists-kill-turkish-policeman/
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
NSNBC
World Bank Whistle-blower: Confidence in the Dollar as an International Currency Is Waning. The End of Bretton Woods?
Karen Hudes (nsnbc),- The failure of the press to report accounting scandals at the World Bank involving the U.S. Treasury Department, the Federal reserve, U.S. Congress, and the federal courts is eroding confidence in the dollar as international currency.
Legislation in U.S. states to recognize gold and silver bullion coins as legal tender and requests by countries to repatriate their gold held by the Federal Reserve are exposing financial institutions who control the media and the Federal Reserve.
Full blood and gore - http://nsnbc.me/2013/05/02/world-bank-whistle-blower-bretton-woods-near-collapse-confidence-in-the-dollar-as-an-international-currency-is-waning/

Federal Reserve Refuses to Submit to an Audit of Germany’s Gold Held in U.S. Vaults
http://nsnbc.me/2013/04/18/federal-reserve-refuses-to-submit-to-an-audit-of-germanys-gold-held-in-u-s-vaults-2/

Loose Ends in Boston Bombing tied to House of Saud and Haliburton
http://nsnbc.me/2013/04/25/loose-ends-in-boston-bombing-tied-to-house-of-saud-and-haliburton/

“It isn’t capitalism that has caused the crisis!” Lars Schall Interviews Thorsten Polleit
http://nsnbc.me/2013/04/25/it-isnt-capitalism-that-has-caused-the-crisis-lars-schall-interviews-thorsten-polleit/

EU Conference on Weather Modification and Geo-Engineering reiterates 1999 Demands for Transparency and Democratic Control
http://nsnbc.me/2013/04/13/eu-conference-on-weather-modification-and-geo-engineering-reiterates-1999-demands-for-transparency-and-democratic-control/
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Boston saga
How the Boston Bombings May Change the World for the Worse!
The relation between the suspected Boston Marathon bombers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and the Boston Police (BP) is a point of contention and controversy.
The FBI, at first, claimed no knowledge of the bombing suspects but later was forced to admit having received at least two sets of intelligence reports, one from Russian officials and another from the CIA, identifying one of the suspected bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as a potential security threat -linked to a Chechen terrorist organization.
http://www.voltairenet.org/article178413.html

The Boston Marathon Mysteries
Two weeks after the attacks in Boston, the U.S. authorities continue to release piecemeal the clues they claim to have found. Everything revolves around the Chechen origin of the "guilty" parties and the conclusions to be drawn. Meanwhile, Internet users and the Russian press are depicting a different story, one in which the main "culprit" is a CIA agent.
http://www.voltairenet.org/article178337.html
(Anonymous) on May 4th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Boston saga
Boston Bombing Conspiracy Theories Aren't Even Theories, Just Paranoia .
"The wake of the Boston Marathon bombings brought with it an undertow of conspiracy theories ranging from the farfetched to the unbelievable. Two weeks ago, I never would have imagined being asked to explain, in casual social situations, what a "false flag" attack is. On The David Pakman Show, inspired in great part by curiosity about the response it would bring, we've been debunking many of these theories. In dissecting much of the material, in particular one short video released by Glenn Beck, I've been able to identify the fundamental misunderstanding that impedes productive conversation with conspiracy theorists. This is not an indication of my personal belief that any specific conspiracy theory is or is not true. This is not a denial, on my part, that governments don't sometimes lie, distort, and distract, but merely an attempt to point out the fallacious nature of many conspiratorial arguments."
http://www.policymic.com/articles/39261/boston-bombing-conspiracy-theories-aren-t-even-theories-just-paranoia
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Some from Information Clearing House
Gitmo lawyer found dead in apparent suicide: Hart was assigned by the government to defend Mohammed Rahim al-Afghani, who was detained by the CIA and allegedly subjected to torture methods until his transfer to Guantanamo in March 2008. The government maintained that al-Afghani was Osama bin Laden’s translator and a top al-Qaida official.
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/02/gitmo_lawyer_found_dead_in_apparent_suicide/singleton/

Saudi Arabia DENIES it warned the United States about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012: According to a highly placed source who spoke to MailOnline, the Saudis sent a written warning about Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012. That was long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317493/Saudi-Arabian-ambassador-Washington-DENIES-nation-warned-United-States-Tamerlan-Tsarnaev-2012.html

Somali Famine Claims 260,000 Lives: Two hundred and fifty-eight thousand people, half of them children, died in the latest food crisis in Somalia, according to a UN report.
http://za.news.yahoo.com/somali-famine-claims-260-000-lives-113735136.html
Wonder how many can be blamed on biofuel.

In Somalia, western donors made famine more, not less likely: Op-Ed: Despite early warnings, the Somalia famine was allowed to happen. Why? Because of politics, al-Shabaab and donor fears
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/may/02/somalia-western-donors-famine-likely

'The civil war in Iraq has already begun': Politician claims conflict has started and warns it will be ‘worse than Syria’
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/the-civil-war-in-iraq-has-already-begun-politician-claims-conflict-has-started-and-warns-it-will-be-worse-than-syria-8601732.html

Syrian guerillas are ‘simple country folk with no clear ideology’ - captive journalist: The Syrian opposition is made up of young men with little education, brainwashed into fighting President Assad, journalist Anhar Kocheva told RT. Kocheva spoke about her time as a hostage, describing a ragtag group of men devoid of tangible ideals.
http://rt.com/news/syrian-rebels-kocheva-interview-665/

Syria's other war: intra-rebel skirmishes: The gash on Abu Ahmed's face has almost healed but the troubling memory of Syrian rebels thrashing him with rifle butts evokes fear of another looming war: an intra-rebel conflict.
http://www.france24.com/en/20130502-syrias-other-war-intra-rebel-skirmishes
Will the Syrians allow that, confident they can retake the fields or will they destroy them?

Activists: Syrian troops advance in regime's push to oust rebels from central city of Homs: Troops loyal to President Bashar Assad regained control Thursday of the Wadi Sayeh district in the center of Homs.
http://www.startribune.com/world/205727881.html
Bilderberg hoped to make Homs another Benghazi. Fail.

Stealing Syria’s Oil: The EU Al-Qaeda Oil Consortium
In spite of the fact that it has now been confirmed by most media sources that the Syrian ‘opposition’ is Al-Qaeda, London and Paris persist in their insane drive to arm the terrorists, using the spurious argument that if they don’t arm the ‘moderates’ the ‘extremists’ will take over the country.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34808.htm
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Some more from Info Clearing House
Ron Paul & Jim Rogers: "There's More Chaos To Come": What's happening right now is playing out in textbook fashion. More taxes, more debt, more printing, more confiscation, less freedom. I’m not talking about the end of the world here, I’m talking about difficult times ahead, and the things that go beyond economics. It’s time to face facts and look at how society will change.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-02/ron-paul-jim-rogers-government-theyll-use-force-and-intimidation

Portugal aims to cut 30,000 civil service jobs: Portugal is planning to cut 30,000 civil service jobs and to raise the retirement age by one year to 66 as it tries to meet the terms of a bailout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22407235

Local elections 2013: Nigel Farage's Ukip surges to best ever showing, winning 150 seats: Nigel Farage, the party’s leader, was jubilant after it emerged that one in four voters supported Ukip in the elections in 35 councils in England and Wales.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10036463/Local-elections-2013-Nigel-Farages-Ukip-surges-to-best-ever-showing-winning-150-seats.html

Iraq signs $830 million deal for more F-16s: The U.S.-trained air force is expected to start taking delivery of 18 F-16 Block 52 jets ordered under a $4.3 billion deal in December 2011 sometime this year and pilots are already being trained to fly the supersonic aircraft by the U.S. Air Force in Nevada.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2013/05/03/Iraq-signs-830-million-deal-for-more-F-16s/UPI-40721367608810/
Is interesting as the Iraqi gov is showing signs of allying with Syria against the US backed terrorists.

The Albatross of Israel
Military Judaism and the Celebration of May Day
Judaism as a noble religion cannot survive with the albatross of Israel around its neck
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34811.htm

Hostility Toward a Nation: What is the Source?
Two recent, but seemingly unrelated, news articles are worth reviewing more carefully, to see a common thread.
The first concerns remarks made by special rapporteur with the UN Human Rights Council, Richard Falk. Following the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon, Mr. Falk said this: “…the United States has been fortunate not to experience worse blowbacks, and these may yet happen, especially if there is no disposition to rethink U.S. relations to others in the world, starting with the Middle East.”
This thoughtful, reasonable statement was met with a typical unreasonable response by the United States. Via Twitter, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said this: “Outraged by Richard Falk's highly offensive Boston comments. Someone who spews such vitriol has no place at the UN. Past time for him to go.”
What, one might ask, in Mr. Falk’s statement was ‘highly offensive’? Where, in what he said, is the ‘vitriol’? Is it not reasonable that there might be anger by people victimized by periodic bombings of their country by the U.S.? Would U.S. citizens not feel anger if some other nation continually bombed them?
U.S. policy in the Middle East has been drastically skewed to support Israel’s interests, disregarding completely the basic human rights of any of Israel’s supposed enemies. The American Israeli Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) basically owns the U.S. Congress, which dances to its tune without hesitation, knowing that doing so will ensure further campaign donations, funneled into their individual coffers by AIPAC.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34812.htm

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Chemical Weapon Use in Syria 'Could Have Been an Israeli False Flag.
Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell during the Bush administration, talks about how President Obama should handle early evidence that Syria may have used chemicals weapons.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34813.htm
clothcapclothcap on May 4th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Syrian Documents 2013-05-04
http://www.documents.sy/news.php?lang=en
Damascus Countryside
A mortar shell has landed near al-Huda Mosque in Dahyet al-Assad in Harasta claiming material damages.
Hama
Anti-government Sources: Osama Samou, Marwan Yassouf and Abdul Wahab Yassouf of “FSA” members have been killed following an ambush by Syrian Army in Sahel al-Ghab area of Hama countryside.
Damascus Countryside
Opposition Activists: Bombardments carried out by the Syrian Army occur on several locations in al-Moudamiah town of Damascus countryside, resulting in a number of injuries.
Hama
Syrian Security Forces deploy in al-Khledia village of Hama countryside and opposed activists talk about arresting a number of people.
Aleppo
Syrian Ministry of Defense: The martyrdom of the Ming military airport’s commander, Staff Brigadier Ali Mahmoud.
Aleppo
Opposed sources say that the “FSA” has targeted centers of Syrian Army with mortar shells in each of Nobbul and al-Zahraa villages of Aleppo countryside and no news of casualties.
Daraa
A renewal of fierce clashes takes place between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in the vicinity of Kherbet Ghazaleh town in Daraa countryside along with artillery shelling extends to several areas within the town.
Damascus Countryside
A renewal of clashes occurs between the Syrian Army and the opposition fighters at the entrances of Khan al-Sheeh town of Damascus countryside along with artillery bombardments on many sites within the town.
Damascus Countryside
Our correspondent: a mortar shell lands at a residential building in 8-Azar ( March 8th) in al-Bardeh area in Damascus countryside resulting in material damages.
Edlib
Media sources: Syrian Army carries out bombardments at strongholds of Al-Nusra Front in the town of Saraqeb in Edlib countryside and human casualties reported.
Hama
Syrian Army carries out heavy bombardments at several locations of Free Army militia in the orchards of Kafr Nabudah town in Hama countryside.
Damascus
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad inaugurates the memorial of Syrian universities’ martyrs in Damascus University.
Raqqa
Activists: Syrian Army bombards locations in Raqqa city resulting in many injuries among whom civilians.
Aleppo
Syrian Army shells many locations of opposition fighters around the military airport of Ming in Aleppo countryside and casualties reported.
Damascus
An IED fixed to a car has exploded near al-Kanisah checkpoint in Mashrou Dumar in Damascus resulting only in material damages.
Homs
Opposition coordinations: each of Wael Mustafa, Shawki al-kassab, Kheder Mkheiber, Muhamed al Sumur and Osama Jammul, members of ” Free Army”, have been killed in clashes with Syrian Army in al-Qusair in Homs countryside.
Damascus Countryside
Heavy clashes between Syrian Army and Free Army militia in Darayya town in Damascus countryside along with shelling at the town’s orchards.
Damascus
Several mortar shells have landed in al-Yarmouk camp in Damascus resulting only in material damages.
(Anonymous) on May 5th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Why do Jews and Israel so often feature at center of conspiracy theories?
"In the Internet era, crackpot explanations for acts of terror like the Boston Bombings, Sandy Hook and 9/11 — theories frequently focused on Jews — spread faster than ever.
ASHINGTON, D.C. — Whether it’s the Boston Marathon bombings, the cold-blooded murder of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut, or the definitive American tragedy of this generation, 9/11, one thing is certain — a cottage industry will arise claiming the event was perpetrated or staged by Jews or Israelis for some nefarious purpose."
http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-do-jews-and-israel-so-often-feature-at-center-of-conspiracy-theories/