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Anti-Assad Death Squads Responsible for Gas Attack

 

Anti-Assad Death Squads Responsible for Gas Attack

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Assad's wrongfully blamed for Ghouta's gas attack. Evidence shows insurgents bear full responsibility. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was clear and unequivocal, saying:

 

"We have the most serious grounds to believe (Ghouta's attack) was a provocation." Assad had nothing to do with it.

 

Israel's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons Threaten World Peace

 

Israel's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons Threaten World Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria threatens no one. It hasn't used chemical weapons against insurgents or its own civilians. Claims otherwise are fabricated.

 

In contrast, Israel is nuclear armed and dangerous. It maintains large chemical and biological weapons arsenals. More on that below. 

 

Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers

 

Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On January 31, current Fed chairman Bernanke's term ends. He's expected to step down. 

 

Larry Summers was favored to succeed him. If Yellen's chosen, she'll be the first woman to hold the post.

 

Syria Gas Attack: Assad Wrongfully Blamed

 

Syria Gas Attack: Assad Wrongfully Blamed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On Monday, UN inspectors released their eagerly awaited report. Security Council members were briefed in closed session.

 

Media Scoundrels Wrongfully Blame Assad for Gas Attack

 

Media Scoundrels Wrongfully Blame Assad for Gas Attack

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The blame game repeats with disturbing regularity. Media scoundrels bear full responsibility. They lie for power. They do it repeatedly. They do it disgracefully. They ignore hard facts.

 

Throughout months of conflict, Assad's been wrongfully blamed for insurgent massacres, atrocities, chemical weapons use and other high crimes.

 

UN Inspectors Gas Attack Report: A Manipulated Fraud

 

UN Inspectors Gas Attack Report: A Manipulated Fraud

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A separate article explained. Crime scene evidence was manipulated. Doing so made it worthless.

 

UN inspectors mentioned problems. They didn't highlight them. Their summary fact sheet ignored them. So did major media reports.

 

Washington and Israel Conspire to Oust Assad

 

Washington and Israel Conspire to Oust Assad

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On September 15, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said his government "views with great seriousness the Russian-US deal."

 

It intends to observe it to the letter, he stressed. It's "committing itself to whatever comes from the UN. We accept the Russian plan to get rid of our chemical weapons."

Whither Occupy Wall Street?

 

Whither Occupy Wall Street?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It’s second anniversary approaches. Observers ask what happened to what emerged in New York's Zucotti Park. It's located in Wall Street's financial district. 

 

On September 17, 2011, OWS began. Activists said:

 

East/West Cracks on Syria

 

East/West Cracks on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Weekend Geneva smiles appear headed for frowns. A fundamental East/West disagreement exists.

 

John Kerry, Britain's William Hague and France's Laurent Fabius met in Paris.

 

Obama's War Plans on Syria Unchanged

 

Obama's War Plans on Syria Unchanged

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Longstanding US regime change plans remain firm. Previous articles explained. 

 

Washington targets all independent governments. Replacing them with subservient pro-Western puppet ones is policy. 

 

Anti-Assad Media War Continues

 

Anti-Assad Media War Continues

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Throughout months of conflict, media scoundrels mocked Assad's good faith efforts to end it.

 

He wants peace. He deplores war. He agreed to whatever measures may end what everyone should oppose. 

 

Obamacare Rips Off Americans

 

Obamacare Rips Off Americans

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Earlier articles called it a scam. It's a healthcare rationing scheme. It's a boon to predatory providers. It's a plan to enrich insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains.

 

It's market-based for profit. It lets providers escalate costs. It's regulation light. Loopholes let profiteers game the system. They let business benefit at the expense of ordinary people.

 

Consensus 9/11: New Truths Dispelling Old Lies

 

Consensus 9/11: New Truths Dispelling Old Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article explained the following:

 

Consensus 9/11 seeks "best evidence" proof. It does so to dispel official story falsehoods. It's founded on:

 

Ban Ki-moon: Imperial Tool

 

Ban Ki-moon: Imperial Tool

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

UN Secretary-Generals pledge to uphold UN Charter provisions. 

 

Under Chapter XV, Article 100, they're mandated "not (to) seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization."

 

Priority One: Stopping Obama's Rage for War

 

Priority One: Stopping Obama's Rage for War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's a dangerous sociopath. He exhibits psychopathic characteristics. Psychiatrist Robert Hare says these people are "often charming."

 

At the same time, they exhibit "a stunning lack of conscience." They prioritize self-gratification. They do it at the expense of others. They're all take. They give back little or nothing.

 

Assad Pledges Full Cooperation for Peace

 

Assad Pledges Full Cooperation for Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

His full cooperation isn't good enough for Washington. Obama wants regime change. He wants war. More on that below.

 

On Thursday, Free Syrian Army head Selim Idriss rejected Russia's peace initiative. 

 

War Is America's National Pastime

 

War Is America's National Pastime

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's national pastime isn't baseball. It's not other bread and circus distractions. It's one war after another. It's wars that don't end. 

 

It's permanent ones for power and profits. Monied interests benefit most. Waging them for peace is a convenient illusion. 

 

Obama's Hell Bent for War on Syria

 

Obama's Hell Bent for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Longstanding US plans call for regime change. War is Obama's option of choice. Giving peace a chance isn't tolerated.

 

Proxy war continues. Throughout two and half years of conflict, Washington's been supplying insurgents with weapons, funding, training and direction. CIA operatives are involved. So are US special forces.

 

Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly

 

Putin Challenges Obama Responsibly

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Russia's going all out to avoid war on Syria. Vladimir Putin, Sergei Lavrov and other top officials are doing so responsibly. 

 

On September 11, Putin addressed Americans and US officials directly.

 

NSA Conspires with Israel Against Americans

 

NSA Conspires with Israel Against Americans

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Millions worldwide owe Edward Snowden sincere gratitude. He revealed what's vital to know. He connected important dots to do so. 

 

He revealed unconstitutional NSA spying. He did it courageously. When governments operate lawlessly, exposing wrongdoing is crucial. Doing it entails risks. 

 

No Change in Obama's War Plans

 

No Change in Obama's War Plans

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's Tuesday night address didn't surprise. It featured demagogic boilerplate. Defending the indefensible took center stage. 

 

Bombast assured business as usual. More on his speech below.

 

Undermining Russian/Syrian Peace Deal

 

Undermining Russian/Syrian Peace Deal

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed the following:

 

  • "putting (Syrian) chemical weapons storages under international control;"

 

  • Syria agreeing to destroy them;

 

Human Rights Watch Misinformation on Syria

 

Human Rights Watch Misinformation on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

HRW and likeminded quasi-human rights/progressive groups and sources front for wealth, power and privilege. Well-known corporate foundations provide funding.

 

They include Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Soros, and MacArthur among others. Money they supply is tainted. It's dirty. 

 

Testimonies Prove Israel Tortures Palestinian Children

 

Testimonies Prove Israel Tortures Palestinian Children

 

by Stephen Lendman 

 

On August 22, B'Tselem headlined "Abuse and torture in interrogations of dozens of Palestinian minors in the Israel Police Etzion Facility."

 

Obama's War on Syria Delayed, Not Deterred

 

Obama's War on Syria Delayed, Not Deterred

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

John Kerry's stumble delayed Obama's war. It's not averted. He intends to wage it. He'll do it later, not now.

 

In London, Kerry said Assad "could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. Turn it over, all of it, without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that."

 

Obama's Rage for War on Syria

 

Obama's Rage for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's hell bent for war. He intends lawless aggression. A separate article called his plans delayed. They're not deterred. 

 

Syria deplores war. It wants peaceful conflict resolution. So do important world leaders. 

 

NSA Undermines Encrypted Communications

 

NSA Undermines Encrypted Communications

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Unconstitutional spying is official US policy. Privacy no longer exists. Even encrypted communications are vulnerable.

 

On September 5, London's Guardian headlined "Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet and privacy security."

Cooking the Intelligence for War on Syria

 

Cooking the Intelligence for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

All wars are based on lies. Truth is the ally of peace. It's the enemy of war. History repeats with disturbing regularity. It's doing so writ large now.

 

It bears eerie resemblance to events preceding Bush's Iraq war. Pretexts are needed to sell wars. When none exist they're invented.

 

New York Times War on Syria

 

New York Times Wants War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents. He exceeds the worst of all his predecessors. He jeopardizes world peace. They risks global war.

 

New York Times editors and columnists support his lawlessness. They do it shamelessly. They do it unapologetically. They betray their readers in the process.

 

Lavrov Calls Kerry's Bluff

 

Lavrov Calls Kerry's Bluff

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Russian Foreign Sergei Lavrov wants peace. He's going all out against war on Syria. He's doing it responsibly. 

 

Important world leaders back him. So does overwhelming global anti-war sentiment.

 

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