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01 September 2013 @ 11:46 am
Syria: False Flag Gas Attack SNAFU  
Read this as an intro, about using a war crime to cover a war crime
US-Israeli false flag gas attack unravels By William Bowles

I think it’s true to say that the days of creating ‘dodgy dossiers‘(pdf)[1] are now over, at least if the latest ‘dodgy report’ is anything to go by. Put out by the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, it purports to offer proof that Assad gassed his own people. But aside from the fact that it offers not a shred of proof, it’s also amateurish and clearly put together in a panic.
We…have a limited but growing body of intelligence which supports the judgement that the regime was responsible for the attacks and that they were conducted to help clear the Opposition from strategic parts of Damascus. Some of this intelligence is highly sensitive but you have had access to it all. – UK Joint Intelligence Organisation, 29 August 2013
The ‘intelligence’ report (pdf) is short, barely two pages of text and short not only in size, it’s also short of any real content that backs up the mantra,’Assad, the brutal dictator did it’. Not a single fact is presented. Here are are the relevant ‘proofs’ offered by the JIC’s report:
JIC assessment of 27 August on Reported Chemical Weapons use in Damascus
A chemical attack occurred in Damascus on the morning of 21 August, resulting in at least 350 fatalities. It is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a CW attack on this scale. The regime has used CW on a smaller scale on at least 14 occasions in the past. There is some intelligence to suggest regime culpability in this attack. These factors make it highly likely that the Syrian regime was responsible.
Run this past me again? “It is not possible for the opposition to have carried out a CW attack on this scale”, ergo, it must have been Assad. This is evidence? It’s a pathetic, not to say ludicrous attempt and obviously hastily assembled from thin air. Aside from anything else, it’s just not true, there is definitive proof that the ‘rebels’ had sarin gas.
Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously detained, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb. – ‘Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists’ – reports’, – RT, 31 May 2013
Then the ‘report’ resorts to using the numerous videos to be found on Youtube as somehow proof that Assad used toxic gas on its citizens but again the videos don’t show who did it, how could they?
Extensive video footage attributed to the attack in eastern Damascus (which we assess would be very difficult to falsify) is consistent with the use of a nerve agent, such as sarin, and is not consistent with the use of blister or riot control agents. – JIC Report
This ‘report’ is pure hokum. After you take away all the padding which constitutes 90% of the document, there’s nothing left except the allegation that because the ‘rebels’ couldn’t have done it, it had to be Assad.
I suspect that the political class here (and in the US) really didn’t expect to have so much trouble convincing people to support more Anglo-Saxon slaughter and got caught off-guard as it were, hence the paucity of the document, rushed out in a few days and aside from an alleged Syrian Army conversation (see below), nothing at all to work with.
Ok, I think I’ve dispensed with the disinfo put out by the UK Cabinet Office, it doesn’t amount to much. But I suppose the time constraints imposed by Cameron jumping the gun, all gung ho to kill some more ‘rag-heads’, forced the Empire’s hand.

The Israeli connection
To understand how this false flag operation got started we need to go back to the first article published on the debkafile website 21 August 2013.
Syrian opposition activists report between 200 and 650 dead and hundreds more wounded in a poison gas strike by Bashar Assad’s forces on rebel-held areas of eastern Damascus. They claim nerve gas canisters were dropped by Syrian Air Force fighter planes which were seen flying over the area after the attack, the most extensive reported till now. Their claim has not been verified. The regime denied the accusation, saying there was “no truth whatsoever” in reports that chemical gas was used near Damascus, and maintaining over state television that the Syrian army was conducting a conventional attack on rebel positions south and east of Damascus. –  ’Reported Syrian gas attack killing hundreds after first US-trained rebel incursion from Jordan‘, debkafile, 21 August 2013 (my emph. WB)
The gas attack, according to debka was actually just part of a three-pronged attack (masterminded in Tehran), carried out to counter a major incursion from Jordan, commanded by US personnel, into Syria, in order to extend the Israeli-imposed ‘buffer zone’ between Syria and the occupied Golan Heights.[2]
debkafile reports exclusively that Assad is acting to counter the first organized incursion of US-trained Syrian rebels from Jordan into southern Syria. The first group of 250 rebels, trained in special operations tactics by US and Jordanian instructors, entered Syria Saturday, Aug. 17, armed with weapons of Russian provenance supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia.
They are fighting under US and Jordanian commanders based in the Hashemite Kingdom.
A second group of 300 fighters crossed into Syria from Jordan Monday.
They are linking up with local rebel groups chosen from amongst those with no ties with the jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria).
According to our military sources, the rebel units are advancing at speed along the Syrian-Israeli border. They have forced the Syrian brigades posted there into retreating from positions inside a strip of 1-25 kilometers from the border, and captured the villages of Raihaniya, Breiqa and Beer Ajam.
This tactic has moved the Syrian army back from the area opposite the Israeli Golan, and started marking out a buffer zone between Israeli and Syrian forces in the Horan province.
This Jordan-based rebel offensive was launched shortly after Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, visited US forces in Jordan and inaugurated the underground US war room near Amman for commanding the operation in Syria.
Syrian ruler Bashar Assad has more than once declared that if the Syrian capital Damascus came under threat, he would resort to chemical warfare and the entire Middle East including Israel would go up in flames. For now, his army is fighting to keep the rebels from taking control of southern Syria. - ibid

Enter the Dragon – sorry Tehran
But by 24 August, the situation had changed and so had debka’s story. Now the poison gas shells were,
…fired from the big Mount Kalmun army base south of Damascus, one of the three repositories of Syria’s chemical weapons. In response to a demand from Moscow last December, Assad collected his chemical assets in three depots. The other two are Dummar, a suburb 5 kilometers outside Damascus, and the Al-Safira air base, west of Aleppo. – ‘The sarin shells fired on Damascus – by Syrian 4th Division’s 155th Brigade – were followed by rockets on Israel and car bombings in Lebanon‘, debkafile, 24 August 2013
And here comes the alleged Iranian connection,Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commented Thursday, Aug. 22 that Iran is using Syria as its testing ground while closely monitoring international responses to its actions [like gassing hundreds of people?].
His remark followed the four Grad rockets fired on northern Israel the day after the chemical attack in East Damascus. His words were scarcely noticed, mainly because Israel’s own spokesmen were busy spreading a blanket of disinformation over the attack, attributing it vaguely to “Global Jihad” (whatever that is). – ibid
debka were presented with a bit of conundrum to deal with here because obviously Netanyahu’s head was someplace else, not fixed firmly on Assad and his WMD like he should have been. Whatever else you can accuse Assad of, belonging to the ‘Global Jihad’ is not on the list.
The debka piece continues,
debka file’s military sources affirm that, just as the Assad brothers orchestrated the chemical shell attack on Syrian civilians, so too did Hizballah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah set in motion the rocket attack on Israel.
Then, on Friday night, two car bombs blew up outside Sunni mosques in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli, killing 42 people and injuring 500.
The triple coordinated outrages added up to a dire warning from Tehran and Damascus about what they have in store for the region, and especially Syria’s neighbors, as payback for foreign intervention in the Syrian civil war. - ibid

Then there’s that conversation…
Then we have the ‘evidence’ leaked separately to Focus magazine in Germany, also from Mossad which I’ve dealt with elsewhere, concerning the alleged Israeli monitoring of Syrian communications. Remember all of this ‘intelligence’ originates with Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, no matter that it’s repeated by other, Western governments as ‘their’ intelligence.
As I noted before, this monitored communication is interesting because apparently, the Israeli 8200 intelligence unit only started listening after the bombs/missiles had been launched. And why wait three days to inform the world (Focus published the story on the 24 August)? And given that Syria is on a knife edge, why not release these recordings now? (And we are still waiting for the US’ declassified report that we should have had yesterday, the 29 August, why the delay?)
It’s all hearsay; talk of a panicked army officer, the implication being that it was a ‘rogue’ soldier wot did it? No identities, it’s all conveniently left vague. Not exactly a smoking gun. And I think it explains why the political class on both sides of the (polluted) pond are all stirred up and agitated.For once, they’ve not been able to to get their way, yet…
So there we have it, all the essential elements of a false flag operation, initiated by Mossad but with the obvious collusion of the US and possibly even the UK, that used the media to insert the story ‘sideways’, first via debka and Focus, followed by Ynet, the Times of Israel and then the leap across to the UK Guardian and all points West.
But clearly, what started as a military/psyops campaign centred around the Golan Heights and designed to drag Iran into it, rapidly morphed into something far larger, perhaps because whoever was responsible for the carnage, ‘overcooked’ it and killed far too many people?[3] But the change does explain much about the nature of the propaganda campaign and how the story has ‘evolved’.
But the fact that the Empire is not lobbing cruise missiles in Syria’s direction just yet is a temporary victory for the forces of progress. Moreover, I think independent journalism is starting to have some impact on events, perhaps at last we can begin to think about neutralising or effectively countering the MSM and the state’s massive propaganda onslaught, especially if it’s as badly managed as this one has been.

1. It was more than ten years ago when Tony Blair, his spin doctor and MI5 cooked up the Dodgy Dossier that formed the basis for the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
2. Could this have anything to do with extending the occupied Golan Heights, the illegal drilling for oil by Israel on Syrian territory?
Genie Energy (NYSE: GNE, GNEPRA), said today that the government of Israel has awarded its subsidiary, Genie Israel Oil and Gas, Ltd., an exclusive petroleum exploration license covering 396.5 square kilometers in the Southern portion of the Golan Heights, and look who at who are on the board: Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, and Lord Jacob Rothschild.
See: ‘
Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights‘ by Craig Murray, Global Research, 21 February 2013

3. There are reports that allude to this here, and here.

Bill's website www.williambowles.info
(Via informationclearinghouse.info/ )

Guessing Bill penned this before this news broke -
Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.

clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Breaking News Syria headlines
Syria calls on UN, Security Council to shoulder responsibilities

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Anti-war protests held across the world

Stay out of Syria- US soldiers.

Israel provides terrorists in Syria with chemical weapons - British MP

PM al-Halaqi: Syria’s army has ‘finger on the trigger’

UN to Speed Up Analysis of Syria Chemical Weapons Data

UN discusses UK's draft resolution on Syrian crisis

Russia’s attitude about Syria is still the same - Alexander Lukashevich

US cancelled Kerry’s phone talk with Russian FM- diplomat

Britain’s polls: only 26% advocates opposition support.

Edited at 2013-09-01 11:20 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
About the videos of the August 21st massacre
A controversy surfaced regarding the doubts of russian diplomacy about the dates of the videos of the slaughter committed in Damascus, on August 21st 2013 [1]. We has noticed that the videos, posted on Majles Rif’s account, were dated from August 20th [2].
In an ’’attempt of clarification’’, the author of the account indicated having posted these videos at 05h00 Universal Time, in other words 07h00 am in Damascus. Knowing that there is a time difference of 9 hours with California, the YouTube clock was then still on the 20th of August.
However, the shade of the fourth video, recorded outdoors, shows a sun almost at it’s peak. It is impossible for this video to have been shot in the early morning. We therefore maintain that these videos have been shot before the massacre that they represent.
It is not the only question raised by these videos : the absence of protection of the nursing staff, the symptoms of the sick that do not correspond in any way to those of sarin gas victims, etc. are others that can’t be answered.
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 11:42 am (UTC)
Rebels Admit Responsibility for Chemical Weapons Attack
The full article is carried by ICH
Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 11:44 am (UTC)
Blood money
King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia wished to thank France for it’s offensive position in Syria by ordering the signature of a state to state contract, Life Extension Sawari 1 (LEX), for over 1 billion dollars of worth.
The public firm ODAS (the consortium gathering the DCNS, Thales and MBDA) will upgrade four frigates of Al Medinah class and two supply tankers of Boraida class, in service since 1985-1986, at the time of the Sawari I contract.
This contract could be followed by an even juicier one : the sale of six multi-mission Fremm frigates.
However, LEX was signed before the French backtracking in the Syrian bombing and it isn’t certain that the favours of the monarch will persist.
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Saudi King Backs Egypt Military defying Washington
This website was one of the few to report that the Egyptian military’s forced removal of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi and his entire government was undertaken with the firm secret backing of Saudi Arabia and several Gulf oil states, directly in defiance of Washington’s agenda. Now Saudi King Abdullah has confirmed this in an open declaration of support for Egypt’s military action against what the King called “terrorists.” It is the most open declaration to date that there is a huge and deepening rift between Washington and the Saudis of a scale perhaps unprecedented since the 1945 agreements between US President Roosevelt and then King Ibn Saud.
Qatar and Saudi are at odds, competing for the biggest slice of the Syrian cake, this has manifested in Syria where the Qatari backed terrorists and Saudi backed terrorists regularly kill each other. Seeing the two despotic states competing in other arenas is unsurprising. It would be good if they turned their "weapons" on each other, it could reveal who in the US and UK admin and spying agencies is allied with who.
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
British MPs kill Syria war motion out of fears for Israeli regime
Prominent British lawmakers had decided to kill a government motion seeking authority to invade Syria militarily because they feared for the Israel regime being dragged into the conflict.
"The Israelis will be looking, at some point short of Iran’s having developed nuclear weapons, to possibly take matters into their own hands”, said Labour's Preston MP Mark Hendrick.
"Indeed, if the situation kicks off with the western intervention in Syria, and Iran responds, and if Syria responds with an attack on Israel, that could be the perfect excuse for the Israelis to try and deal, not only with the WMD question and Syria, but also the nuclear question and Iran. We need to take these things into consideration before we decide", he added.
There was a "unique duty" for Britain to protect Israel, Ben Gummer, Conservative MP for Ipswich, told the House of Commons
The implication being that the vote was to protect Israel from Cameron's idol, the psycho Netanyahu. That also means we can't determine Israel firsters from UK firsters by the vote.

No surprise
Report: An army of pro-Israeli propagandists occupy BBC

Radiation readings 18 times higher at Fukushima
The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant says radiation levels at a water tank in the atomic facility are 18 times higher than previously measured.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said on Saturday that the highly radioactive water was dripping from a pipe used to connect two coolant tanks. The pipe was repaired using absorption material and plastic tape.
Reports say radiation readings in water are high enough to kill an exposed person in four hours.
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Blair, Bush, Obama, Cameron, NATO warcrimes update
Iraq death toll for August reaches 800 – UN
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Obama Reveals His Dictatorship
Washington preens itself on being “the world’s greatest democracy.” Washington uses the claim that it is spreading democracy as a justification for its naked aggression–a clear and unambiguous war crime–against other countries. Washington cloaks its illegality in democratic rhetoric despite the obvious fact that its wars are not a consequence of democratic decision.
Washington has used deception and lies to gain acceptance of its extra-constitutional and extra-legal wars, but Washington’s wars have all been launched outside the constitutional/democratic framework of the United States.

Wall Street Whistleblower: Subliminals Added to TV Television is mass mind control, and the Internet and cell phones are using the technology, too.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/wall-street-whistleblower-subliminals.html
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
WebsterGTarpley ?@WebsterGTarpley 5s
#NBC #AnnCurry wins #GoebbelsPrize by whitewashing illegal recruitment of child soldiers by #Syria #DeathSquads in #Jordan refugee camps

Land Destroyer ?@LandDestroyer 23m
hopefully #Syria is using heavy deception in any troop movements they are making ahead of looming #US attacks
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Twisted world of politics
Revealed: Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after war began
FURIOUS politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.
BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, the Sunday Mail can reveal today.
Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began.
The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb which killed nearly 1500 people, including 426 children, 10 days ago.
President Bashar Assad’s forces have been blamed for the attack, leading to calls for an armed response from the West.
British MPs voted against joining America in a strike. But last night, President Barack Obama said he will seek the approval of Congress to take military action.
The chemical export licences were granted by Business Secretary Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.
They were only revoked six months later, when the European Union imposed tough sanctions on Assad’s regime.
Yesterday, politicians and anti-arms trade campaigners urged Prime Minister David Cameron to explain why the licences were granted.
More http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/britain-sold-nerve-gas-chemicals-2242520

Fluoride - Public Enemy Poison #1
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Pentagon's part in chem weapon theatre
Hacked Email Of US Intelligence Colonel Shows Pentagon’s Involvement In Chemical Attack In Syria
The situation in Syria is still in the focus of world media. Experts predict another U.S. aggression for “human rights”. Washington regularly declares its readiness to attack Syria. The official version – to punish al-Assad and Syrian army for the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population.
Meanwhile, the media has spread new proofs of the U.S. intelligence involvement to chemical attack near Damascus. Hacker got access to U.S. intelligence correspondence and published U.S. Army Col. ANTHONY J. MACDONALD’s mail. Macdonald is General Staff Director, Operations and Plans Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence the Army Staff. It’s about chemical attack in Syria.
In the message August 22 Eugene Furst congratulates Col. on successful operation and refers him to Wasington Post publication about chemical attack in Syria. From the Anthony’s wife dialog with her friend it’s clear the video with the children killed in the chemical attack near Damascus was staged by U.S. Intelligence.
[Images of email]
This is a huge coup for the people. This proves that the chemical attack was indeed a false flag operation. Thank you hackers and hacktivists for this. You are what the media should be, you are an affront to government, you keep them in check. You are the new journalists. Journalists of the 21st century. More to this story as it becomes available.Im blown away.. -Mort
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Shocking Obama/Syria News Emerges Out Of Egypt
Shocking Barack Obama news relating to Syria has emerged out of Egypt according to this video report from Fabian4Liberty. Last week, according to The Gateway Pundit, Walid Shoebat had reported that credible Arabic sources had provided a video of an Egyptian official connecting the Muslim Brotherhood to Obama’s brother, Malik Obama. If you remember, Malik Obama is the same brother that the IRS fast-tracked to give a retroactive tax-free status for an illegal charity linked to terrorism and genocide. Malik’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood were further proven in this story from WND. Now we learn that the same Muslim Brotherhood has ties to the Syrian Al-Qaeda rebels who Barack Obama is arming in Syria in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria.
Vid - http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2013/09/shocking-obamasyria-news-emerges-out-of-egypt-2448064.html
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
Hungary Tells Banksters To Get The F*&%^ Out Of Their Country And Take The IMF With You
More countries need to follow suit here. Get the IMF out of every thing and send it on its destructive way. The global economy is going down in flames and seeing any country telling these banksters to piss off is truly inspiring! This is the first step to economic freedom for Hungary.
Hungary is making history of the firstorder. Not since the 1930s in Germanyhas a major European country dared toescape from the clutches of the Rothschild-controlled international banking cartels. Thisis stupendous news that should encourage nationalistpatriots worldwide to increase the fight for freedom from financial tyranny.
Already in 2011, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán promised to serve justice on his socialistpredecessors, who sold the nation’s people into unending debt slavery under the lash of the InternationalMonetary Fund (IMF) and the terrorist stateof Israel. Those earlier administrations were riddled with Israelis in high places, to the fury of themasses, who finally elected Orbán’s Fidesz party inresponse.
According to a report on the German-language website “National Journal,” Orbán has now movedto unseat the usurers from their throne. The popular, nationalistic prime minister told the IMF that Hungary neither wants nor needs further “assistance”from that proxy of the Rothschild-ownedFederal Reserve Bank. No longer will Hungarians be forced to pay usurious interest to private, unaccountablecentral bankers.
Instead, the Hungarian government has assumedsovereignty over its own currency and now issuesmoney debt free, as it is needed. The results havebeen nothing short of remarkable. The nation’s economy, formerly staggering under deep indebtedness,has recovered rapidly and by means notseen since National Socialist Germany.
The Hungarian Economic Ministry announced that it has, thanks to a “disciplined budget policy,”repaid on August 12, 2013, the remaining €2.2B owed to the IMF—well before the March 2014 due date. Orbán declared: “Hungary enjoys the trustof investors,” by which is not meant the IMF, the Fed or any other tentacle of the Rothschild financialempire. Rather, he was referring to investorswho produce something in Hungary for Hungarians and cause true economic growth. This is not the“paper prosperity” of plutocratic pirates, but thesort of production that actually employs people and improves their lives.
With Hungary now free from the shackles of servitudeto debt slavers, it is no wonder that the presidentof the Hungarian central bank, operated by thegovernment for the public welfare and not private enrichment, has demanded that the IMF close its officesin that ancient European land. In addition, the state attorney general, echoing Iceland’s efforts, hasbrought charges against the last three previous primeministers because of the criminal amount of debtinto which they plunged the nation.
The only step remaining, which would completelydestroy the power of the banksters in Hungary, is forthat country to implement a barter system for foreign exchange, as existed in Germany under the NationalSocialists and exists today in the Brazil,Russia, India, China and South Africa, or BRICS, international economic coalition. And if the UnitedStates would follow the lead of Hungary, Americanscould be freed from the usurers’ tyranny and likewise hope for a return to peaceful prosperity.
Vid - http://beforeitsnews.com/banksters/2013/08/hungary-tells-banksters-to-get-the-f-out-of-their-country-and-take-the-imf-with-you-videos-2433440.html
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
If at first they don't succeed, they lie, lie, and lie again
- to convince congress.
US has proof that sarin gas used in Syria, says John Kerry
John Kerry, the American secretary of state, says the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria, and that "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack.
clothcapclothcap on September 1st, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz
– and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress
Norman Solomon
Grassroots pressure has forced President Obama to seek approval from Congress for an attack on Syria. But Obama is hell-bent on ordering a missile assault on that country, and he has two very important aces in the hole.
The administration is about to launch a ferocious propaganda blitz that will engulf a wide range of U.S. media. And as a fallback, the president is reserving the option of attacking Syria no matter what Congress does.
Until Obama’s surprise announcement Saturday that he will formally ask Congress for authorization of military action against Syria, the impassioned pitches from top U.S. officials in late August seemed to be closing arguments before cruise missiles would hit Syrian targets. But the pre-bombing hyper spin has just gotten started.
The official appeals for making war on yet another country will be ferocious. Virtually all the stops will be pulled out; all kinds of media will be targeted; every kind of convoluted argument will be employed.
Hell hath no fury like war-makers scorned. Simmering rage will be palpable from political elites who do not want to see Congress set an unprecedented precedent: thwarting the will of a president who wants Pentagon firepower unleashed on another country.
More http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/09/01/obama-will-launch-a-huge-propaganda-blitz-and-may-attack-syria-even-if-he-loses-the-vote-in-congress/