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  • Daily Mail (UK) Scrubs 1/29/13 Story: Obama Planned to Stage Chemical Attack, Blame Assad Regime

    09/03/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    That was just a month after Dear Leader drew his  (blurry) 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria...  Who knows if who, what, or anything threatened the (tabliod) Daily Mail, but the now-scrubbed story (Jan 29, 2013) sure didn't fit the Obama-supporting narrative so prevalent on our side of the pond... Alas, there's no just 'erasing' stuff anymore... those days are over! Bloggers and photo sharing sites reveal the futility of the ole scrub-a-dub-dub. Recall less than a week ago the UN itself said Syrian REBELS were the ones using Sarin nerve gas weapons... difference between people like the UN and Obama/MSM lackeys is that...
  • Mounting evidence raises questions [of White House involvement] about Syrian chemical weapon attack

    09/03/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT · by DTA · 47 replies
    WorldTribune.com ^ | 2013-08-28 | Yossef BodaNSKY
    Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the Aug. 21 chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a premeditated provocation by the Syrian opposition. The extent of U.S. foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the “horror” of the Barack Obama White House in a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians warn U.S. that Al Qaeda has hijacked revolution

    09/01/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Tiffany Madison
    Syrians inside the country say the revolution began with peaceful protests from the poor seeking reforms. The movement now brims with violent terrorist operatives aligned with Al Qaeda and Al-Nasra, including extremist fighters from Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. The mainstream media portrays a false picture of the now-compromised Free Syrian Army. The extremist elements within are not just minority-affiliates. They win the battles, they have the ammunition and the food. They have slowly filled the power vaccuum and they do not fight for a freed Syria, but to establish an ultra-fundamentalist state. American taxpayers have fueled the Syrian Civil War...
  • Syria hails 'historic American retreat' as Obama hesitates

    09/01/2013 7:51:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 121 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2013 | By Yara Bayoumy and Thomas Ferraro
    Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" on Sunday, mockingly accusing President Barack Obama of hesitation and confusion after he delayed a military strike to consult Congress. "Obama announced yesterday, directly or through implication, the beginning of the historic American retreat," Syria's official al-Thawra newspaper said in a front-page editorial. Syria's deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad accused Obama of indecision. "It is clear there was a sense of hesitation and disappointment in what was said by President Barack Obama yesterday. And it is also clear there was a sense of confusion as well," he told reporters in Damascus.
  • Over 10 NATO countries refuse operation against Syria

    08/29/2013 11:26:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 90 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 8-30-13 | ITAR-TASS
    BRUSSELS, August 30 (Itar-Tass) - More than 10 NATO countries have "most definitely" refused any forms of involvement in a U S contemplated operation against Syria, an informed source here told Itar-Tass.
  • Karl Rove, Joe Lieberman pressure Obama to bomb Syria

    08/30/2013 12:43:55 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/27/2013 | Brendan Borderlon
    A group of 66 foreign policy “experts” signed a letter on Tuesday urging President Obama to conduct unrestricted military strikes against the Syrian government after last week’s deadly gas attack on civilians. “Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has once again violated your red line, using chemical weapons to kill as many as 1,400 people in the suburbs of Damascus,” the letter begins. “We urge you to respond decisively by imposing meaningful consequences on the Assad regime,” it continues, advocating for the use of “standoff weapons and airpower” against the forces responsible for deploying chemical weapons. The experts also express support for...
  • Congress seeks answers from Obama on Syria

    08/29/2013 8:47:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 8/29/13 | DONNA CASSATA
    Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should attack Syria and involve Americans in the deadly civil conflict that has roiled the Mideast. ‘‘What is the intended effect of the potential military strikes?’’ House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote the president on Wednesday as the drumbeat of war grew louder. Exasperated members of the House and Senate said the president has failed to make a case for U.S. military action against Syria despite the administration’s conclusion that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians...
  • Obama and Terrorists – or is it Obama and the Sunni Muslims?

    08/29/2013 6:32:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    In a great article in the Independent, Robert Frisk points out that if Obama attacks Syrian leader Assad’s army, the US and Al Qaeda would be on the same side. However, Frisk incorrectly states that this would be the first time. Not so. As Gateway Pundit pointed out in prior posts, Obama was on the same side as Al Qaeda in Libya when bombing Gaddafi and his forces. Obama, also, sided with the terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt, even providing them with $1.5 billion in aid, and then taking it away after they were overthrown. Pundits have tried...
  • Obama Crosses ‘Red Line’ by Supporting Jihadi Terrorism

    08/29/2013 7:31:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 29, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Crosses ‘Red Line’ by Supporting Jihadi TerrorismPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On August 29, 2013 @ 12:21 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments By now it should be obvious that whenever the U.S. interferes in another nation’s politics in the name of “human rights,” that that is only a pretext. So it is in Syria, as Obama prepares to plunge America in a war with that nation, and, inevitably, its allies. The United States’ stated reason for intervention, as articulated by John Kerry, is that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on the...
  • On Syria, Obama says eyeing ‘shot across the bow’

    08/29/2013 7:21:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | August 28, 2013 | Olivier Knox,
    President Barack Obama promised Wednesday that any U.S. military strike at Syria would be a “shot across the bow” that avoids seeing America pulled into “any kind of open-ended conflict.” Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with PBS Newshour, Obama insisted he has not made a decision on how best to respond to the alleged massacre of civilians by forces loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar Assad using chemical weapons. But “if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict — not a repetition of, you know, Iraq, which I know a lot of people...
  • Cameron backs down on urgent Syria strikes amid growing revolt

    08/28/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10:00PM BST 28 Aug 2013 | By Peter Dominiczak, Tim Ross and Robert Winnett
    David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night. The Prime Minister has now said he will wait for a report by United Nations weapons inspectors before seeking the approval of MPs for “direct British involvement” in the Syrian intervention. Downing Street said the decision to wait for the UN was based on the “deep concerns” the country still harbours over the Iraq War. MPs had been recalled to vote on a motion on Thursday expected to sanction military action. Instead,...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    08/28/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 42 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/28/2013 | Paul Richter and Henry Chu
    The moves are a setback for the U.S. bid to strike Syria militarily for its alleged chemical weapons use. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force and British support was thrown into question. The collapse of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria was expected. The British impediment was not.
  • Analysis: Brief military action in Syria would limit risks for Obama

    08/28/2013 11:55:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:14am EDT | By John Whitesides WASHINGTON
    (Reuters) - Most Americans want no part of a U.S. military intervention in Syria, but there is a growing sense in Washington that President Barack Obama would face more political risks from a weak response to Syria's use of chemical weapons than from an attack on Bashar al-Assad's government. As Obama's administration builds a case for a likely military action in Syria, several analysts said such a move probably would not have lingering negative consequences for the president at home - as long as the intervention was short-lived.By declaring last year that Assad would cross a "red line" that could...
  • Evidence Points to Use of Chemical Weapons by Assad Regime

    08/28/2013 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 8/28/2013 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Is the President of the United States certain chemical weapons were used to kill innocent civilians in Damascus last week, and is he certain that the Assad regime was, in fact, responsible for the attack? Is the evidence clear and compelling? Will such evidence stand up in the court of public opinion? The U.S. administration thinks so, and will make the evidence public soon. We are told such evidence will include: Intercepted telephone calls between Assad regime officials and military leaders discussing the chemical attack, picked up by U.S. intelligence. Intercepted communications from the Syrian military picked up by Israeli...
  • SHOCKING Graphic Video Surfaces of Execution of Truck Drivers for Non-Muslim Ties

    08/28/2013 10:12:26 AM PDT · by Fawn · 36 replies
    freepatriot.org ^ | August 27, 2013 | Sam Wright
    A new video has surfaced on YouTube portraying what is said to be Sunni Muslims executing 3 Syrian truck drivers. The Al Qaeda linked terrorists are waving over the drivers and questioning them about their religious affiliations to ascertain whether they be Muslim or not. Upon finding them to be non-Muslim, the men are lined up and shot execution style. Their bodies then appearing to be posthumously shot multiple times. NOTE: This video contains extremely graphic material. - See more at: http://freepatriot.org/2013/08/27/shocking-graphic-video-surfaces-alleging-execution-truck-drivers-non-muslim-ties/#sthash.EkV3OB1i.dpuf
  • Live Thread: Syria Crisis Continuous Updates

    08/28/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 934 replies
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Kristinn
    As the war drums for Syria get louder, let this thread serve as a repository for news, background, Tweets, photos, video, on-the-ground reports, etc., as was done recently with Egypt.
  • Weapons inspectors in Syria need time to complete job: U.N.'s Ban

    08/28/2013 2:50:39 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - United Nations inspectors should be given time to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons in Syria's civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in The Hague on Wednesday.
  • China: Remember Bogus Excuses for Iraq War Before Attacking Syria

    08/28/2013 2:33:42 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/27/2013 | Reuters
    BEIJING — An attack on Syria would be dangerous and irresponsible, and the world should remember the Iraq war was started by U.S. allegations of weapons of mass destruction which turned out to be false, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. The United States has served Syrian President Bashar al-Assad notice that it believes he was responsible for chemical weapons being used against civilians last week. Military chiefs from the United States and its European and Middle Eastern allies have met in Jordan for what could be a council of war, should they decide to punish Assad, who...
  • Weapons inspectors need 4 days in Syria to conclude probe - U.N. chief

    08/28/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013
    EXCERPT "They are working very hard, under very, very dangerous circumstances," (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) told a news conference in The Hague where he was attending centenary celebrations for the Peace Palace. "Let them conclude their work for four days, and then we will have to analyse scientifically with experts and then I think we will have to report to the Security Council for any actions."
  • U.S. spies certain Assad used nerve gas 'after intercepting phone call from panicking Syrian def...

    08/28/2013 4:26:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2013 | Amanda Williams and Jill Reilly
    The U.S is confident that Syria was behind the deadly chemical weapons attack after intercepting a phone call from a Syrian defence chief demanding an explanation from its chemical weapon military unit for the action, according to new claims. Just hours after the attack last Wednesday an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of the unit, demanding answers, according to website Foreign Policy. The phone call was intercepted by U.S spies according to the website, and is now the reason that America is confident that it was carried out by the regime....
  • Before we Bomb Syria, Shouldn't we Seek Proof of Guilt?

    08/27/2013 9:46:06 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 31 replies
    Mail on Sunday ^ | August 26 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    Late last week, the BBC began blasting the airwaves with stories about a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus. Initially, its reporters and presenters were reasonably careful to point out that the videos on which this claim was based were unverified - and in fact impossible to verify. As has since become quite clear, the site of the alleged atrocity is very difficult to reach. This fact would be well-known to those who released the films. Indeed, they are in a position to make the site hard to reach. This is by no means the first such allegation...
  • Syria: Thousands Suffering Neurotoxic Symptoms Treated in Hospitals Supported by MSF

    08/27/2013 10:55:51 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Médecins Sans Frontières ^ | August 24, 2013 | Médecins Sans Frontières
    Three hospitals in Syria's Damascus governorate that are supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported to MSF that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Of those patients, 355 reportedly died.
  • Syrian Official: If Damascus is Attacked, Tel Aviv Will Burn

    08/27/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/28/2013 | Elad Benari
    A senior official in the Syrian army warned the United States and its partners on Tuesday that waging a full-scale war on Syria would be reciprocated with an immediate attack on Tel Aviv. "If Damascus comes under attack, Tel Aviv will be targeted too and a full-scale war against Syria will actually issue a license for attacking Israel," the Syrian army source told the Iranian Fars news agency. "Rest assured that if Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria's neighbors," he added. The source also warned the U.S....
  • Evidence: Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad)

    08/27/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | August 27, 2013 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Recent news of a chemical weapons attack in Syria smacks of desperation. The question comes down to who is most desperate right now, the Assad regime or the Muslim Brotherhood rebels? Consider that since June, Assad’s forces have been winning. According to a CBS News report from last month, victories for the rebels had become “increasingly rare” and that the Muslim Brotherhood-backed opposition fighters were sustaining “some of their heaviest losses” near Damascus. The New York Times echoed this sentiment, even saying that before gaining the upper hand, concerns were that Assad would use chemical weapons; he did not. In...
  • Syria vows to defend itself in case of strikes-'We have defences which will surprise others'

    08/27/2013 5:41:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    AFP ^ | August 27, 2013
    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem vowed on Tuesday that his country will defend itself in case of any Western military strikes against it. "We have two options: either to surrender, or to defend ourselves with the means at our disposal. The second choice is the best: we will defend ourselves," Muallem said in a televised news conference. Muallem said that his country had defences that would "surprise" the world, and that any such action against it would serve the interests of Israel and Al-Qaeda. "Syria is not an easy case. We have defences which will surprise others," he said. "The...
  • Hacked e-mails reveal 'Washington approved' plan to stage Syria chemical attack

    08/27/2013 4:59:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    http://www.examiner.com/ ^ | January 28, 2013 | Ryan Keller
    On Saturday, Cyber War News released a cache of e-mails allegedly hacked by someone in Malaysia from a British private defense contractor called Britam Defence. One of the e-mails contains a discussion between Britam’s Business Development Director David Goulding and Philip Doughty, company founder. In the exchange, it’s revealed that there is a plan to unleash chemical weapons in Syria in order to blame it on the Bashar Al Assad regime to justify a direct intervention by U.S. and NATO forces in the country's civil war. The plan, thought up by the government of Qatar according to the e-mail, is...
  • Syria crisis: Russia And China Step Up Warning Over Strike

    08/27/2013 4:12:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | August 27, 2013 | BBC News Middle East
    Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have "catastrophic consequences" for the region.
  • Iran warns US not to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 9:49:59 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 08/28/2103 | AFP
    TEHRAN: A top Iranian military chief warned on Sunday that the US will face "harsh consequences" if it intervenes in ally Syria over claims of chemical attacks, Fars news agency reported. "If the United States crosses this red line, there will be harsh consequences for the White House," armed forces deputy chief of staff Massoud Jazayeri was quoted as saying. A year ago, US President Barack Obama warned the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a "red line" and have "enormous consequences". On Sunday, his Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the US military was ready to take action...
  • Syria charade: West bent on war, UN investigation meaningless

    There is no evidence that the Syrian government ordered the massacre with chemical weapons, but the West will blame it anyway because they want war, investigative journalist Neil Clark told RT. RT: As we can see the US, Britain, France and Turkey are all waiting on options in Syria. How ready are they to move from words to action at this point? Neil Clark: They are really bent on war and whatever the UN inspectors do this week won’t matter because it is a replay of 2003 when Saddam Hussein was bullied into allowing weapons inspection teams into Iraq. They...
  • Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

    08/26/2013 9:30:18 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 72 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russian a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.
  • Russia says Western attack on Syria would be ‘catastrophic’

    MOSCOW — A Western military attack on Syria will only create more problems in the region, lead to more bloodshed and result in the same sort of “catastrophe” as previous Western interventions in Iraq and Libya, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said Monday. “Hysteria is growing and confrontation is incited,” Lavrov said in what he portrayed as an emergency press conference. He said the United States and its European allies have condemned the regime of Bashar al-Assad without any evidence that it actually used chemical weapons in an assault on a Damascus suburb on Aug. 21. China's president aims to...
  • US builds case for Syria strikes

    08/26/2013 5:06:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    The United States Monday built a humanitarian and legal case for military action against Syria, rooted in the proposition that an "undeniable" chemical attack had shattered international codes of war. Obama has spent months trying to avoid being sucked into a war which has killed at least 100,000 people, after extracting US troops from Iraq, and as he brings them home from Afghanistan. His defenders point out he is hardly a reluctant commander-in-chief: He leads a ruthless drone war worldwide and risked his presidency to kill Osama bin Laden. But his instincts are to avoid new foreign quagmires and he...
  • British fears grow over legal justification for Syria strike

    08/26/2013 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Ross
    David Cameron is facing demands to set out the legal justification for military action against Syria amid mounting unease over the scale and speed of Britain’s commitment to another conflict in the Middle East. Britain, America and France are united in their readiness to act and do not require any further United Nations resolution under international law, the Foreign Secretary said. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, described the chemical attack as a “moral obscenity” and warned that Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, must face “consequences”. Mr Hague’s comments led to calls for ministers to “make their case” and detail...