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False Flag Chemical Attack on Syria

 

False Flag Chemical Attack on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It doesn't surprise. On April 27, WikiLeaks Supporters Forum headlined "Syria False Flag Chemical Weapons - Obama sets up America for invasion," saying:

 

Communications Giants in Good Hands with Tom Wheeler

 

Communications Giants in Good Hands with Tom Wheeler

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's expected to pick Tom Wheeler as new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman. More on him below.

 

Tiptoeing Toward War on Syria

 

Tiptoeing Toward War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Events in Syria resemble the run-up to Obama's Libya war. Victims are called aggressors. Pretexts are created for intervention. 

 

Institutionalized Spying on Americans

 

Institutionalized Spying on Americans

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Big Brother no longer is fiction. It hasn't been for some time. It's official US policy. According to ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program director Barry Steinhardt:

 

What's Ahead for Syria?

 

What's Ahead for Syria?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria's being systematically destroyed. Washington planned doing so years ago. Sovereign independence isn't tolerated. It's longstanding US policy. 

 

Numerous states learned the hard way. Syria is America's latest victim. It's falsely blamed for Washington's war. The pattern by now is familiar. 

 

Simpson-Bowles 2.0

 

Simpson-Bowles 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Both men represent the nation's ruling class. They want more wealth transferred from ordinary people to corporate America and privileged elites like themselves. They're back with plan B. More on that below.

 

Syria: Upping the Stakes

 

Syria: Upping the Stakes

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Things appear heading closer toward full-scale US intervention. The fullness of time will have final say.

 

On April 28, The New York Times headlined "Lawmakers Call for Stronger US Action in Syria," saying:

US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria

 

US False Flag Pretext for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama abhors peace. He prioritizes war. His appetite exceeds his predecessors and then some. It's insatiable.

 

He's currently waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He plans more in Africa. He destroyed Libya. He's ravaging Syria. 

 

Israel's War on Fishing Rights

 

srael's War on Fishing Rights

 

Israel wages war on humanity. It persecutes Palestinians many ways. It does so with impunity.

 

Collective punishment is prohibited. Fourth Geneva's Article 33 states: 

 

"No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." 

America's Addiction: Waging War on Humanity

 

America's Addiction: Waging War on Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's business is war. Permanent wars reflect official US policy. They're glorified in the name of peace. 

 

One nation after another is ravaged. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel called it being "cold-blooded about the self-interests of your nation."

 

Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage

 

Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) co-founders Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein examined evidence on "skimpy health insurance among low-income, insured Americans."

 

A PNHP press release said:

Palestinian Prisoner Diaries

 

Palestinian Prisoner Diaries

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel's gulag is one of the world's worst. Palestinian political prisoners fill it. Their crime is wanting to live free from occupation. It's longstanding. It's ruthless. It's illegal.

 

Creating a Pretext for War on Syria

 

Creating a Pretext for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

What's ongoing now bears eerie resemblance to events preceding Bush's Iraq war. Obama's replicating a familiar scenario. 

 

Waging war requires a pretext to do so. When none exists, it's invented. It's easy. Lies substitute for truth. Claims about Syria using chemical weapons don't wash. Repetition gets people to believe them. We've seen it all before.

Fukushima's Catastrophic Aftermath Continues

 

Fukushima's Catastrophic Aftermath Continues

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In her book titled "No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth," nuclear power/environmental health expert Rosalie Bertell (1929 - 2012) said:

 

FBI Responsibility for US Terror Plots

 

FBI Responsibility for US Terror Plots

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Boston's marathon bombings leave disturbing questions unanswered. Official accounts lack credibility. Mounting evidence suggests FBI responsibility. It doesn't surprise.

 

Torture Remains Official US Policy

 

Torture Remains Official US Policy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

International law is clear and unequivocal. Torture is illegal at all times, under all circumstances with no allowed exceptions.

 

It violates constitutional protections. They include the 8th Amendment's guarantee against "cruel and unusual punishments."

 

Obama Heads Closer to War on Syria

 

Obama Heads Closer Closer to War on Syria


by Stephen Lendman

The Bush Legacy

 

The Bush Legacy

 

Throughout his tenure, media scoundrels were largely supportive. They ignored his 2000 electoral theft. In 2004, they did so again.

 

They backed his imperial wars. They turned a blind eye to police state injustice. They ignored torture on a global scale. They mischaracterized the measure of the man.

 

America's War on Terror 2.0

 

America's War on Terror 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Post-Boston bombings, expect Obama and Congress to take full advantage. Perhaps more war is planned. Big lies launch them. Fear-mongering enlists public support. Anything ahead is possible.

 

A previous article discussed dubious allegations of Syria's chemical weapons use. They resemble fabricated claims about Saddam's nonexistent WMDs. It's similar to false charges against all US enemies. 

Free Lynne Stewart Now

 

Free Lynne Stewart Now

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Lynne's wrongfully imprisoned. She's one of America's best. For 30 years, she defended its poor, underprivileged, unwanted, and forgotten. Without advocates like her, they're denied due process and judicial fairness.

 

Target Syria: Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use

 

Target Syria: Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

New allegations claim Syrian chemical weapons use. We've heard similar ones before. Obama calls using them a "game changer." He also said their use crosses a "red line."

 

Syrian officials are unequivocal. Weeks earlier, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad spoke for others saying:

 

Terrorists "R" Us

 

Terrorists "R" Us

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

State-sponsored terrorism defines US policy. Doublespeak duplicity conceals it. Doublethink manipulates public opinion to ignore inconvenient truths.

 

Howard Zinn once asked: "How can you make war on terrorism if war is terrorism?" Waging war on terrorism "gives government a perpetual war and a perpetual atmosphere of repression."

Targeting Iran

 

Targeting Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Hostile US/Israeli rhetoric is longstanding. Obama and Netanyahu consider Iran an existential threat. Claiming it turns truth on its head.

 

Boston Bombing Suspect Charged

 

Boston Bombing Suspect Charged

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Unequivocal, verifiable evidence is absent. Reports are largely hearsay. Some later contradict earlier ones. Dzhokkar Tsarnaev faces unsubstantiated charges. America operates that way.

 

Authorities claim both brothers used pressure cookers packed with metal and ball bearings rigged to explode. How they fit in their back packs wasn't explained. Ones they wore weren't large enough. 

America's War on Islam 2.0

 

America's War on Islam 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Waging war at home or abroad requires enemies. America creates them when none exist. Imperial strategy demands them. 

 

Post-9/11, Muslims were targeted for political advantage. Post-Boston bombings, America's war on Islam continues.

 

Hagel in Israel

 

Hagel in Israel

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On April 20, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a weeklong Middle East trip.

 

Planned stops include Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Republic (UAE).

 

Anatomy of a False Flag

 

Anatomy of a False Flag

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

False flags are an American tradition. They go way back. The Boston bombings appear the latest. More on that below. 

 

Notable earlier false flags or incidents approximating them include:

 

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated

 

Venezuela's Maduro Inaugurated

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Latin American and other heads of state attended Maduro's inaugural ceremony. Earlier he accused opposition forces of triggering post-election violence.

 

"We have stopped a coup in its first stage," he said. "They are beaten, but they are coming back with a new attack." On Thursday, he flew to Lima. 

 

Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror

 

Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Mounting evidence suggests state-sponsored terrorism. Expect more later to confirm it. Cui bono matters most. Powerful interests benefit hugely. Ordinary people lose out. 

 

The Bloom Is Off Gold

 

The Bloom Is Off Gold

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It is for now. Don't bet against it longer term. Value eventually wins out. Gold's secular bull market continues. Experts believe it has a long way to go. 

 

Market manipulation bears full responsibility for recent market action. A previous article explained. It called gold a global thermometer. It reflects monetary, geopolitical and economic conditions. It's driven by supply and demand considerations.

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