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CrossTalk; Empire's Twilight (and vid)

http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/russia-us-syria-agreement-001/

"Russia and the US have come to an agreement  regarding Syria's chemical weapons. How is Western influence in the Middle East changing?"

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Ramsey Clark & Cynthia McKenney Lead IAC Anti-War Delegation to Syria (podcast)

http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a8010181fb&id=975bd0a6e3&e=38ddee65d3

"The antiwar movement is in a race with the Pentagon to stop the US from its goal - pushed back momentarily - of-going to war with Syria. 'People in Syria know they face what happened in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in Libya..."

..txs. great interview. brings understanding to the fight on the ground.

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Pepe Escobar's story of the Bandar Putin pipeline chat and the threat that Bandar's boys can wreck the Olympics is well known by now, especially the part where Putin told him to get lost.  (see NDPP's link, Sept 4, it's a great and passionate statement)

Here's an example where Blair didn't.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/feb/15/bae.armstrade

BAE: secret papers reveal threats from Saudi prince

Spectre of 'another 7/7' led Tony Blair to block bribes inquiry, high court told

    "Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced "another 7/7" and the loss of "British lives on British streets" if they pressed on with their inquiries and the Saudis carried out their threat to cut off intelligence.

    Prince Bandar, the head of the Saudi national security council, and son of the crown prince, was alleged in court to be the man behind the threats to hold back information about suicide bombers and terrorists. He faces accusations that he himself took more than £1bn in secret payments from the arms company BAE.

    He was accused in yesterday's high court hearings of flying to London in December 2006 and uttering threats which made the prime minister, Tony Blair, force an end to the Serious Fraud Office investigation into bribery allegations involving Bandar and his family.

    The threats halted the fraud inquiry, but triggered an international outcry, with allegations that Britain had broken international anti-bribery treaties."

     

     

     

    NDPP

    Russia; UN Inspectors Ignored Evidence on Syrian Chemical Attacks (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/syria-russia-chemical-attacks-054/

    "Moscow wants the UN inspectors to return to Syria and continue investigating in order to determine who was responsible for the chemical attack..."

     

    Assad Vows to Destroy Chemical Weapons Within About A Year

    http://rt.com/news/syria-assad-chemical-weapons-043/

    "Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country's chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 Billion and to take another year to complete..."

     

    One Nun Puts Entire US Intel Community to Shame Over 'Stage Managed' Syria Footage

    http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-chemical-weapons-children-063/

    "The US intelligence community has been put to shame by the dedication and determination of a lone Christian nun. Her modest study of the video of the Syrian chemical attack shows they were productions involving staged bodies..."

     

    NDPP

    Kerry Says UN Must Act  on Syria Next Week (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/19/324899/kerry-says-un-must-act-on...

    "US Secretary of State John Kerry says the United Nations Security Council must be prepared to act on Syria's chemical weapons program next week.

    'I would say to the community of nations, time is shot. Let's not spend time delaying what we already know,' Kerry said.."

     

    Here's an alternative view on 'what we already know'  - hence Mr Kerry's indecent haste. Oh oh Canada you 'Friend of Syria'  (and Israel) those you support killed may have killed these kids..

     

    How the Syria Chemical Weapons Videos Were Staged (and vid)

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-the-syrian-chemical-weapons-videos-were...

    "In the wake of the Syria chemical weapons attack, shocking footage of the victims of that attack were widely circulated in an effort to raise the ire of the public and spur support for military intervention.

    Now a new report on that footage finds troubling inconsistencies and manipulations with the video that calls the official narrative of the attack and its victims into question..."

     

    Grounds to Believe Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Was Smart Provocation - Putin (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/putin-syria-rebels-provocation-080/

    "Russia has every reason to believe that the use of chemical weapons in a Damascus suburb in August was an adroit and smart provocation, President Vladimir Putin has said.."

     

    NDPP

    Dennis Kucinich's Interview with Bashar al Assad (and vid)

    http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/dennis-kucinichs-intervie...

    "Dennis Kucinich went to Syria this week to interview Bashar al Assad about the potential peace deal that could avert military strikes by the US on his country.."

     

    Al Nusra Producing Chemical Weaons in Turkey

    http://nsnbc.me/2013/09/19/al-nusra-producing-chemical-weapons-turkey/

    "An indictment from the Adana Public Prosecutor's Office has determined that anti-Assad gangs are known to be producing chemical weapons inside of Turkey.."

    NDPP

    No 'Moderate Rebels' in Syria

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/20/325034/no-moderate-rebels-in-syria/

    "Stopped short of direct military intervention by Syrian-Russia geopolitical maneuvering, the West has attempted to retrench their agenda of subverting Syria in a variety of ways.

    Not only is the Syrian government fighting now openly admitted Al Qaeda terrorists, but terrorists that are not even of Syrian origin."

     

    Tales From Village - Turned - Battlefield: Maloula Siege Survivors Talk (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/maaloula-fighting-refugees-damascus-114/

    "Their goal is not Assad. Their idea is to establish an Islamic emirate in all the Middle East. However foreign countries are helping them in weapons, in money, whatever they need. Helping in destroying [our] country and people of this region. It's not about the regime. We have been living for 40 years without suffering, now the 'regime-change' became just a claim for other goals..."

     

    War With Syria Not the Way to Go: Hillier

    http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2013-09-20/article-3395492/War-w...

    "I don't think we've articulated as an international community what our purpose is, what our mission is, Hillier said during a visit Thursday to Prince Edward Island. 'I think we can play a very real role in pushing for a non-violent solution now, because I don't think (a military strike) is going to achieve anything,' he said..."

    NDPP

    The Sellstrom Report: The UN's Syria Inspector Shills for NATO and Israel

    http://www.4thmedia.org/2013/09/19/the-sellstrom-report-the-united-natio...

    "The UN report of chemical weapons on Syria lacks basic credibility due to the duplicitous record ot its chief inspector, Ake Sellstrom, who is politically and financially compromised at every level.."

     

    Britian's Ex Envoy Explains How Israel Fabricated Syria Intelligence

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/20/325092/envoy/

    "A former British ambassador to Uzbekistan (Craig Murray) says the US government has been deceived by the Israeli regime through fabricated evidence into believing that the Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in an attack on the suburbs of Damascus August 21..."

     

    Tunisan Girls Return Pregnant After Practicing Jihad of Nikah in Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325120/tunisian-girls-return-pre...

    "Tunisian Interior Minister Lofti Bin Jedou said on Thursday that between 60 and 80 Tunisian girls who had travelled to Syria through Turkey to perform 'Jihad al-Nikah' or 'sexual Jihad' with foreign-backed Takfiri militants have returned home pregnant. The agreement shocked public opinion and lawmakers in Tunisia.."

    'Arab Spring'...remember when questioning it was considered a thought-crime and not permitted by the authorities here...?

    mmphosis

    An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq in this July 18, 2013 file photograph. (REUTERS/Mandel Ngan)

    NDPP

    Watchdog Examines Syria's Disclosure on Chemical Arsenal as Damascus Meets Deadline (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/watchdog-syria-chemical-weapons-172/

    "The Hague-based chemical weapons watchdog has begun to examine the chemical arsenal report supplied by the Syrian government, what has thus met the first deadline of a US-Russia brokered deal to have the arms under interational control.

    This comes as the Syrian leadership has said the Syrian civil war has reached a stalemate, with neither side strong enough to win the conflict.."

     

    UN: Thousands of Children Fleeing Syria Alone, Vulnerable to Abuse and Exploitation

    http://rt.com/news/children-alone-syria-un-161/

    "Over 4,000 Syrian children have fled the nation without any adult supervision, a United Nations agency said..."

    NDPP

    Progressive Radio News Hour - Stephen Lendman, Rick Rozoff (podcast)

    http://castroller.com/podcasts/ProgressiveRadioNetwork29/3735947

    Major world and national issues will be discussed including Syria

    "Syria is the Spain of the 21st century..."

     

    World Public Opinion Turns in Favor of Putin View on Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325249/world-supporting-putin-vi...

    "Press TV has conducted an interview with author and historian Dr Webster Griffin Tarpley about the war within the war on Syria and how FSA and al-Nusra militant groups have turned their guns on each other to establish supremacy.."

    NDPP

    Lavrov: US Pressuring Russia into Passing UN Resolution on Syria Under Chapter 7 (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/us-russia-syria-resolution-pressure-202/

    "The US is pushing Russia into approving a UN resolution that would allow for military intervention in Syria, in exchange for American support of Syria's accession to OPCW, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

    'Our American partners are starting to blackmail us. "If Russia does not support a resolution under Chapter 7, then we will withdraw support for Syria's entry in to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is a complete departure from what I agreed with Secretary of State John Kerry."

     

    US Threatens War While Considering Talks With Syria, Iran

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/21/syri-s21.html

    "...THis underscores that Obama's packaging of the Syrian war plans as a few brief strikes carried out in retaliation for alleged Syrian chemical attacks was a lie.

    The strikes in Syria were to be the opening shots in a large-scale regional war, potentially involving Russia, which now maintains extensive naval forces off the Syrian coast.

    Such a war has not been called off, but merely postponed..."

    NDPP

    World War III, Greater Israel and the Real Axis of Evil (and vid)

    http://rt.com/shows/the-truthseeker/syria-world-war-project-196/

    "Rebels threaten attack on US, Israel expands into Syria - the World War III Project."

     

    'Foreign-Backed Mercenary Operations in Syria Constitutes War Crimes'

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/21/325191/rebels-operations-in-syri...

    "Press TV has conducted an interview with Ken Stone, with the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, from Ontario, over the recent statement released by the National Syrian Coalition (SNC) admitting being overpowered by Takfiri militants.

    'The Harper government in Canada was recently revealed or shown to have given USD $100 million earmarked as humanitarian aid, to promote the rebel cause in Syria. We think this is terrible and even the supporters of the Harper government are shocked that the Harper government is giving money to al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria..."

     

    Syrians Fulfilling Their Side of Agreement: James Petras (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/22/325431/syrians-fulfilling-their-...

    "What I think is important is that the US and its Western allies do not backtrack and claim that this isn't fulfilling the agreement. And I think this is the danger - that Washington will seek to find some pretext for undermining a process, which is moving ahead successfully in accordance with the original agreement.."

    NDPP

    Assad: Terrorists May Attack Chemical Weapons Inspectors, Blame Damascus

    http://rt.com/news/assad-interview-inspector-provocation-215/

    "Syrian armed opposition may be ordered by its foreign sponsors to stage a false flag operation against froeign inspectors when they arrive in the country to monitor destruction of the country's chemical weapons stockpile, says the Syrian president.

    'We know that these terrorists are obeying the orders of other countries and thse countries do drive these terrorists to commit acts that could get the Syrian government blamed..."

     

    Moscow Urges Military Allies CSTO to Support Syria Settlement

    http://rt.com/politics/russia-syria-csto-lavrov-226/

    "Sergey Lavrov has told a conference of CSTO Foreign Ministers that the failure to solve the Syrian crisis would have negative consequences not only for the security situation in the region, but for the whole system of international law.

    The participants of the session then went on to discuss the plan of military cooperation between the CSTO nations up to 2020 as well as deployment of peacekeeping forces from the bloc and forming a collective security system..."

     

    Harper's Love Affair With Monarchy  -  by Yves Engler

    http://yvesengler.com/2013/09/21/harpers-love-affair-with-monarchy/

    "As it contributes to instability in Syria, Jordan is also a victim of the conflict. At least 600,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into the country of 6.3 million people. This has added to the pressure on a Jordanian monarchy that's faced a series of pro-democracy protests over the past two years.

    Additionally, the US military's presence in the country is not popular.

    Worried about the Jordanian monarchy's ability to survive this volatile political climate, Canada has worked to bolster the regime. Under the guise of helping Syrian refugees, Ottawa (alongside Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the US0 has made a series of major aid announcements over the past year:

    $6.5 million for Syrian refugees in Jordan in August 2012, then another $13 million in March and in June Ottawa announced a three-year $100 million aid package to Jordan.

    Buried in Ottawan's announcements about the Syrian refugee crisis is the fact that much of the money on offer is for 'security programming'..."

    And again a revealing complicitous NDP 'Opposition' silence...

    NDPP

    Russia Will Not Submit to US Blackmail on Syria, James Petras Says (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/24/325666/us-pressure-wont-budge-ru...

    "In his interview with Press TV, James Petras added,

    'Kerry has reneged on his commitment: Basically, what he did was essentially sign off on an agreement to undermine opposition in the United States. Public opinion was running very strongly against the US bombing of Syria, the US Congress was prepared to vote against it.

    Kerry agreed to the proposal by President Putin to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons. And once the pressure was off, he wanted to insert this clause which provides the basis for the US to renew its initiative to bomb Syria.."

     

    Breaking The Set  - with Abby Martin (and vid)

    http://rt.com/shows/breaking-set-summary/iphone-hackers-us-military-265/

    "...Finally, an interview with former US marine Ken O'Keefe about Syria war hypocrisy.."

    NDPP

    UN Must Enforce Chemical Weapons Ban in Syria - Obama (and vid)

    http://rt.com/usa/obama-un-syria-chemical-280/

    "These rockets were fired from a regime-controlled neighborhood and landed in opposition neighborhoods. It is an insult to human reason - and to the legitimiacy of this institution - to suggest that anyone other than the regime carried out this attack', he told the gathering in New York."

    NDPP

    Chemical Weapons Held By All Sides in Syria Should Be Destroyed - Lavrov

    http://rt.com/news/syria-chemical-weapons-lavrov-kerry-298/

    "Lavrov also stressed that work on the UN Security Council resolution on Syria will be conducted within a framework that had been agreed between Russia and US in Geneva.

    'The talks were productive. We have a common understanding of how to move forward,' Lavrov said..."

    NDPP

    Syria Schism: West-Backed Rebels Shun West-Backed Opposition Coalition

    http://rt.com/news/syria-rebels-opposition-split-322/

    "Key Syrian rebel groups, including members of the Western-backed Free Syria Army, have rejected the authority of the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, a body that the West and some Arab countries hoped would form a government in exile..."

     

    George Galloway MP: Opposing the US Interests in Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/Program/325015.html

    "Syrian President Bashar al Assad has criticized US foreign policy in the Middle East, saying that Washington's Mideast policy is not in line iwth the interests of the American people.."

    NDPP

    UN Security Council Likely to Adopt Syria Resolution in 2 Days: Russia (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/25/326028/un-syria-resolution-likel...

    "Russia says the permanent members of the UN Security Council long at odds over a resolution on Syria, are likely to adopt a resolution in the next two days.."

     

    'Syria Infiltrated By Groups With CIA Links'

    http://rt.com/op-edge/syria-cia-links-hezbollah-293/

    "No one knows for sure how the US aggression against Syria may play out, not even Washington, while Syria has been infiltrated by groups that have links to the CIA and are also backed by 'certain Arab nations,' former Hezbollah MP Hassan Hoballah told RT...

    '...Hamas has withdrawn from Syria and established relations with the co-called 'Arab Spring countries', including Qatar, Egypt, Tunisia, and others. We have never opposed any of these Arab Spring governments, but we believe Hamas has made a mistake by quitting on Syria, because Syria is the main stronghold for resistance. It has proven that with real action rather than mere promises and political statements for the press.

    The Americans are lucky to have been given the opportunity not to invade, because it's in their best interests. The US has two principal issues of interest in the Middle East: the security of Israel, and oil. And a military intervention against Syria would jepardize both..."

     

    Assad's Survival Assured  -  by Gwynne Dyer

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/assads-survival-assu...

    "It was certainly looking likely that President Bashar Assad's regime would survive - it has had the upper hand militarily in the Syrian civil war for at least six months - but the events of recent weeks have made it virtually certain.

    Even if there are delays, the US will be uniquely ill-placed to use them as the pretext for an attack, as it is far behind schedule itself. In 1997, the US agreed to destroy the 31,000 tonnes of sarin, VX, mustard gas and other lethal gases it owned within 10 years...

    last year it announced a new deadline: 2021. Given its record, the US will find it tough to use Syrian delays as an excuse for bombing threats.

    The civil war will probably continue..."

    NDPP

    Syria Schism: West-Backed Rebels Shun West-Backed Opposition Coalition

    http://rt.com/news/syria-rebels-opposition-split-322/

    "Key Syrian rebel groups, including members of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army, have rejected the authority of the TUrkey-based Syrian National Coalition (SNC), a body that the West and some Arab countries hoped would form a government in exile."

    NDPP

    Homemade Sarin Was Used in Attack Near Damascus

    http://rt.com/news/syria-chemical-un-resolution-356/

    "Russia has enough evidence to assert that homemade sarin was used on August 21 in a chemical attack near Damascus, the same type but in higher concentration than in an Aleppo incident earlier this year, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said..."

    NDPP

    No 'Chapter 7 Measures' in Syria Draft Resolution - Lavrov (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/lavrov-un-resolution-syria-409/

    "A Syria resolution drafted by Russia and the US and submitted to the UN Security Council does not suggest immediate military action under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, Russia's FM Lavrov said. A vote on the measure could take place Friday evening..."

     

    Assad Dubs Chemical Weapons 'Burden'

    http://rt.com/news/syria-chemical-weapons-assad-397/

    "Syria's president Bashar Assad, said his country is committed to its agreements on getting rid of chemical weapons, adding that they are something of a burden, as their destruction is costly and he has no use for them.

    "We created chemical weapons in the 80s as a deterrent against Israel's nuclear arsenal. Today, it is no longer a weapon of deterrence,' Assad said.

    Assad praised a 'collaboration with Russia,' adding that the country would intervene if Syria is attacked..."

     

    'Staged and Scripted': Mother Agnes Finalizes Chronology of Damascus Chemical Attack

    http://rt.com/op-edge/chemical-weapons-videos-staged-354/

    "So please tell us - these children are the children of whom? From where did you get them? Why are you using them and manipulating them? Are they alive or are they dead?

    Now it is a humanitarian case and we're obliged to bring it to the highest level of the humanitarian and human rights community in the world..."

     

    Video: Rockets Used in Damascus CW Attack Fired From Makeshift Flatbeds, Not Military Vehicles (and vid)

    http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2013/09/video-rockets-used-damascus-cw...

    "Video emerges of unmarked truck-mounted launcher surrounded by militants, firing some ordinance used in Aug 21 Damascus (and other) chemical attacks.

    It is confirmed that the US has been training militants and providing 'contractors' to accompany them into Syria where they have been operating specifically to handle chemical weapons..."

     

    NDPP

    UN Checking 7 Reported Chemical Incidents in Syria, Including 3 Near Damascus

    http://rt.com/news/chemical-weapons-inspectors-damascus-438

    "UN chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are investigating 7 cases of alleged chemical weapons use, including 3 incidents around the capital Damascus. This comes following the chemical attack on August 21 in Ghouta.

    The inspectors are due to finalize their work on Monday, the UN team in Damascus said in a statement on Friday, adding that a comprehensive report is expected to be ready by late October."

     

    Al Qaeda Linked Militants Give Fellow FSA Ultimatum in Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326303/syria-militants-hit-by-in...

    "Al Qaeda linked militants operating inside Syria have reportedly given the terrorist Free Syrian Army 48 hours to disarm, as rifts among the extremist groups in the country continue to widen.."

    60 Killed in Car Bomb Blast in Damascus

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326362/60-killed-in-car-bombing-...

    "At least 60 people have been killed and over 100 others injured in a car bomb explosion in the town of Rankus, north of the capital Damascus..."

     

    NDPP

    Toronto 18: Ali Mohamed Dirie, Convicted in Plot, Dies in Syria

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/25/toronto_18_ali_mohamed_dirie_...

    "He pleaded guilty in a sensational Toronto terrorism trial, served his time and then left Canada to fight in Syria where he was reportedly killed.

    He is one of dozens of Canadians who have joined the conflict in Syria where more than 100,000 have died..."

     

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    NDPP wrote:

    Video: Rockets Used in Damascus CW Attack Fired From Makeshift Flatbeds, Not Military Vehicles (and vid)

    http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2013/09/video-rockets-used-damascus-cw-attack-fired-makeshift-flatbeds-military-vehicles/

    "Video emerges of unmarked truck-mounted launcher surrounded by militants, firing some ordinance used in Aug 21 Damascus (and other) chemical attacks.

    It is confirmed that the US has been training militants and providing 'contractors' to accompany them into Syria where they have been operating
    specifically to handle chemical weapons..." 

    In my continued search for evidence of the rockets used in this attaack I stumbled upon stuff like this last week and I've been watching this cat fight between these bloggers on whether the rockets used in the chemical attack were fired by the regime or the rebels... I’ve found the evidence of rocket casings at the attack site and I’ve come to my own concussion on who done it and why, not that it matters here; it hasn’t changed my view on the USA not getting involved in this civil war. I say no and fortunatly my congressmen agree with me as well.

    Anyways now that NDPP posted the above Point of view we may as well post the other POV as well here so folks here can see both sides of the
    argument; not that it would change any minds.

    The evidence on munitions linked to the August 21 chemical attacks

    The point is it would have took allot of launchers to mount that attack that night... and while the rebels probably have a few captured launchers on hand (that they could operate) I really doubt the rebels have enough of them to hit so many targets in such a short period of time (given the
    long reload time as we all watched above). That and have the logistics and ability to sneak those huge launchers into enemy occupied territory to make it look like the regime did it makes the false flag attack theory a pretty long stretch.

    After doing my own digging around I'm quit certain the regime did it (probably without Assad's permission). I'm also quit sure the attack didn't turn out as they had planned. You'd have to go to a bunch of sites that are more based on military thinking than politics to find most of what I dug up and I'm sure not going to post it here out of respect for the rules here.

    Here’s my thinking on this (if you’re interested): What any of the sites and news source posted here by NDPP doesn’t tell you or cover is the fact that the local Syrian military command in that area was under tremendous pressure from the Assad government to clean up those neighborhoods. The Syrian army had been winning for weeks in all other areas of Syria EXEPT in the one area around Damacus. Think
    about it; would you want to be the general whom has to go to those weekly meetings with Assad to brief him on your area and you’re the only one with bad news while others brief him on how good they are now doing? There’s your motivation to use chemical weapons.

    They had already to no avail tried all conventional methods to defeat those areas and they all failed. Every time the troops move in they are beaten back despite heavy use of conventional artillery and aerial bombardments before each attack. In the end I think a local commander decided to try something a bit different this time. I suspect they tried to throw in a little gas into the mix this time and under estimated its effect.

    Opps… Military history is full of screw ups and this very well could be one of them. And oh by the way, they did get away with it in the end… yes they did.

    Everyone have a great weekend. Oh and read the comments section of that link I posted. It's pretty good as well (on second though maybe not for some of you... LOL).

     

    NDPP

    , thanks for this Bec -  interesting...

    I still think the vids and pics of the casualties smell a bit fishy, but it'll all come out in the wash eventually I'm sure.

     

    UN Security Council Unanimously Adopts Syrian Revolution

    http://rt.com/news/syria-resolution-security-council-464/

    "The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution outlining the details of taking under international control and ultimately destroying Syria's chemical arsenal.

    The target date for a new peace conference in Geneva was set for mid-November. However, the Syrian opposition should be represented at the Geneva peace talks in a single delegation, the Secretary General said..."

    Fat-chance of that...(see Escobar)

     

    How the US is Enabling Syriastan  -  by Pepe Escobar

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-02-270913.html

    "If any extra evidence was needed to shatter the myth of a 'revolution' strategy for a future 'democratic' Syria, the big news of the week cleared any remaining doubts.

    This is how it works, in a nutshell. At least half of the FSA 'brigades' are mercenaries - they are financed from abroad. They fight where their masters - who weaponize and pay them - tell them to fight. The 'Supreme Command' controls, at best, something like 20% of the brigades.

    And these people don't even live in Syria, they are based on the Turkish or Jordanian side of the border.

    The mercenary jihadis, on the other hand, are on the ground full-time. They are the real fighting force, receive their salaries on time and their families are well taken care of.

    So for all practical purposes, it's now a war between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and a bunch of jihadis.

    Of course, this will NOT be explained by supine corporate media to Western public opinion."

    NDPP

    The Rogue Empire   -  by Elizabeth O'Shea

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/27/the-rogue-empire/

    "So the biggest barrier to ridding the Middle East of chemical weapons is not Syria or Russia, or even technically Israel, it is actually the US.

    That is not a rhetorical flourish, it is literally the outcome of a resolution proposed by Syria in 2003, when it was a non-permanent member of the Security Council, but ultimately abandoned at the threat of the US exercising its veto.

    American exceptionalism continues to justify even more American exceptionalism.

    One of the greatest menaces in the world today remains the US Government."

     

    Turkish Police Seized Rare Explosive With Possible Nuclear Utility

    http://nsnbc.me/2013/09/27/turkish-police-seized-rare-explosive-with-pos...

    "On 21 September, Turkish Police seized Red Mercury, a rare substance which is sold at $USD 1 Million per liter, at a police checkpoint in Turkey's Kayseri Province.

    Red Mercury is, among other things, used for triggering hydrogen bombs. The explosive contraband was seized from two Turkish and one Syrian national.."

     

    Passing the Torch to a New Generation of Syrians

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/27/passing-the-torch-to-a-new-genera...

    "For this ten millenium civilization and its thousands of priceless treasures, many partially destroyed, emergency efforts are needed today to preserve and protect the structures from thieves and war damage.

    More than two years of fighting have cost Syria at least $60 Billion and caused the vital oil industry to crumble.

    A quarter of all homes have been destroyed or severely damaged, and much of the medical system is in ruins..."

    Thanks for all  your efforts in this regard Canada and the other 'Friends of Syria'...

     

    'Syrian Woman Torches Herself After Being Raped in Turkey' (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/29/326620/syrian-woman-torches-hers...

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    Rice: US Seeking Regime Change in Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/29/326783/rice-us-seeking-regime-ch...

    "The US National Security Adviser says the White House has been and is seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al Assad from power..."

     

    Syria Government 'Ready to Go to Geneva For Dialogue, Not To Hand over Power To Anyone' - Syrian FM

    http://rt.com/news/syria-fm-geneva-opposition-510/

    "The Syrian crisis can be resolved if all the parties, including the Western powers and their allies, follow the UN Security Council resolution on Syria, and if Syria's neighbors stop 'funding, training and harboring terrorists,' the minister believes. Earlier Muallem told RT that once the US, the EU and some of the Gulf countries stop supporting the opposition fighters on the ground, the Syrian conflict will end within a 'few weeks'..."

     

    Israel WMDs New Focus After Syria CW Bid: Brian Becker (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/29/326656/syria-cw-bid-will-turn-fo...

    "Press TV has conducted an interview with Brian Becker of ANSWER Coalition from Washington, about the initiative to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and Israel's..."

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    Saudi Arabia 'Outraged' At Obama's Peace Overtures With Syria, Iran

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-29/saudi-arabia-outraged-obamas-pe...

    "The recent overtures by Obama, brilliantly checkmated by Putin, to push for a peaceful resolution with not only Syria but suddenly Iran as well, has managed to infuriate Saudi Arabia: traditionally one of the US's closest allies in the region and the key source of crude oil to the western world..."

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    "Foreign Terrorists' Fighting in Syria - Foreign Minister Walid Muallem to the UN (and vid)

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36385.htm

    Syrian Foreign Minister to UN: 'Terrorists From 83 Countries Fighting in Syria

    http://rt.com/news/syria-un-foreign-chemical-542/

    "The Syrian government is fighting against terrorist groups from 83 countries as part of its 'constitutional right' to protect the country's people, Syrian FM Walid Muallem told the UN General Assembly in New York..."

     

    UN Warns of Syria Refugee Crisis Economic Impacts (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/30/326903/un-warns-of-syria-refugee...

    "Head of the UN Development Program has warned that the Syrian refugee crisis is a threat to economic growth throughout the region."

     

    Syrian Army Continues Battle Near Damascus (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/01/326953/syria-army-continues-batt...

    "On Monday, Syrian soldiers as well as Palestinian volunteer fighters were engaged in heavy battles against the militants near the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp..."

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    The Free Syrian Army is Holding Talks with Assad's Senior Staff  -  by Robert Fisk

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36388.htm

    "There might be talks between the government and FSA officers who 'believe in a Syrian solution' to the war..."

     

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia are Client States, Their Master is the United States: President Al Assad (and vid)

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36390.htm

    Interview with Syrian President [Canada is also a client state of USA]

     

    Killing Syrian Children With One Hand Saving Them With Other  -  by Tony Gosling

    http://rt.com/op-edge/uk-supporting-syria-rebels-children-434/

    "Those desperate TV appeals to help millions of destitute and starving people will only truly help stop the suffering if William Hague, the Cabinet and the Froeign Office stop supporting terrorism. The British government has been backing Syrian rebels just like they did in Libya..."

    Canada is in a similarly conflicted position

    'If you want to have real sanctions that work, you have to do it where it hurts' - Helen Laverdiere, NDP on Syria sanctions

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    CW Expert Opinion on the UN Report on Syria

    http://nsnbc.me/2013/10/01/cw-expert-opinion-un-report-syria/

    "Upon our request, Dr Foroutan reviewed the UN Report on Syria and provided us with some critical insights, addressing the issues of environmental and human sampling conducted by the UN investigators in Ghouta.

    Based on his unique experience with casualties of nerve gas, Dr Foroutan pointed out stake symptom irregularities displayed by Ghouta patients..."

     

    Insight: Saudi Arabia Boosts Salafist Rivals to Al Qaeda in Syria

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/10/02/insight-saudi-arabia-bo...

    "Alarmed by the rise of Al Qaeda in Syria, Saudi Arabia is trying to strengthen rival Islamists with ties to Riyadh and this week helped engineer a consolidation of rebel groups around Damascus under a Saudi backed leader...'

     

    Syria and Lithuanian Mercenaries: On the Preparation of a New Provocation

    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/09/27/syria-and-lithuanian-me...

    "At the present time, Americans are currently organizing the recruitment of mercenaries in Lithuania for dispatch to Syria. Private security companies (PSC) in Lithuania are directly involved in the recruitment drive..."

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    Syrian Refugees in Dire Need of Basic Essentials (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/01/327050/syrian-refugees-in-dire-n...

    "The UN High Commission on Refugees has come forth with an announcement this week about what they consider and they label as a very serious refugee situation in and around Syria..."

     

     

    What 'Sanctions' Will Happen if Syrian 'Rebels' Are Shown to Have Used Poison Gas?  -  by Bruce A Dixon

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/what-sanctions-will-happen-if-s...

    "Given the reality-distorting bubble of the US corporate media, almost nobody believes the Syrian regime is the only ones who have sarin gas in that unhappy country, but the rebels are not included in the inspection protocols or threatened sanctions. And while the Syrian regime gets six months to dispose of all chemical weapons, why does the US need ten years to get rid of its own stockpile..."

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    Geopolitics and Islam

    http://www.countercurrents.org/popov021013.htm

    "Despite statements by officials in Washington, the actions of the US suggest that it is essentially contributing to the growth of Islamic radicalism, which it uses as a tried-and-true mechanism to undermine the position of any potential competitor.

    They are literally contriving to generate hotbeds of extremist, terrorist activity in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and many other countries, and the flames of all kinds of animosities are being kindled.

    They are calculating that the internal struggle will become extremely drawn out, exhausting the region and bleeding it dry, which will untimately debilitate any potential rivals or competitors."

     

    Turkey To Extend Syria Intervention Mandate (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/03/327299/turkey-to-extend-syria-in...

    "The Turkish government is seeking to extend a mandate authorizing it to send troops into Syria if Turkey comes under chemical attack from its Arab neighbor..."

     

    Gunmen Attack Russian Embassy in Libya's Tripoli (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/libya-russian-embassy-attack-651/

    "...A similar attack on Russia's Tripoli embassy took place in Feb. 2012, when protesters stormed the compound, condemning Russia and Chinese decisions to block the UN resolution against Syria.

    Nearly two years after Gaddafi was deposed and killed, Tripoli and other Libya cities have been plagued by violence, lawlessness and factional infighting.

    The presence of militamen remains more visible than actual state security forces in the capital, while vast portions of the oil-producing desert country remain completely out of the central government's control..."

    What they did to Libya, they now wish to do to Syria.

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     Syria is NOT a Civil War, It is a Foreign Intervention - James Corbett (and vid)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gycsx8llHY

     

    Al Qaeda-Linked ISIS Leader, Deputy Killed in West Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/03/327380/isis-leader-deputy-killed...

    "The leader of the al-Qaeda affiliated militant group, the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and his deputy have been killed in Syria's western province of Latakia.."

     

    The Army of Islam; Saudi Arabia's Greatest Export  -  by Phil Greaves

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36422.htm

    "Recent developments regarding 'rebel' groups inside Syria have shed further light on the ideologies and political aims of the militants waging war upon the Syrian state.

    Militant groups the west ostensibly touted as 'secular  ' yearning for 'freedom and democracy' from a tyrannical regime, have now openly declared their Salafi/Jihadi fundamentalist ideology with the ultimate aim of creating a Syrian state ruled by Islamic law."

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    Saudi Black Op Team Behind Weapons Attack - Diplomatic Sources

    http://rt.com/news/syria-sarin-saudi-provocation-736/

    "The August chemical weapons attack in the Syrian capital's suburbs was done by a Saudi Arabian black operations team, Russian diplomatic sources have told a Russian news agency.

    'Based on data from a number of sources a picture can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in Eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudis sent through Jordan and which acted with the support of the Liwa Al Islam group,' a source in diplomatic circles told Interfax.

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    KSA Uses False Flag Ops Against Syria (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/05/327751/ksa-uses-false-flag-ops-a...

    "Press TV has conducted and interview with Ralph Schoenman, author and political commentator, Berkeley, about the report from Russia saying the chemical attack carried out in Syria in August was committed by Saudi Arabian intelligence - a black ops named Liwa al Islam

    'It goes to the issue of the untilization of murder operations as well as false flag undertakings by the Saudis, by the Israelis, by the CIA and Mossad on a consistent basis against Iran and Syria...'

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    Russia, US Agree on How Syria Should Destroy Chemical Arsenal - Putin

    http://rt.com/news/putin-kerry-syria-agreement-884/

    "After speaking with Kerry on the sidelines of the summit, Putin said both sides had reached a 'mutual understanding' on chemical weapons disarmament in Syria.

    He also discussed the way forward for the Geneva-2 peace talks, and how other Muslim countries not party to the conflict could play a role in finding a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis."

     

    UN Chief Suggests Join Syria Chem Mission With Cyprus Support Base

    http://rt.com/news/syria-chemical-un-experts-865/

    "A joint mission of the UN and the OPWC should include some 100 experts deployed both in Damascus and on Cyprus - to provide additional 'operational capabilities' in order to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, Secretary General Ban Ki moon proposed.

    The mission 'will seek to conduct an operation the likes of which, quite simply, have never been tried before,' Ban said, in a report to the United Nations Security Council, according to AFP."

     

    Fake BBC Video  -  by Craig Murray (and vid)

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36448.htm

    "Irrefutable evidence of a stunning bit of fakery by the BBC..."

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    Interview of President Bashar al Assad by Der Spiegel

    http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/10/07/506130.htm

    "President Bashar al Assad said that all the political decisions that have been taken by the west in the last ten years have been in support of al Qaeda, intentionally or inadvertently.

    President Assad said that through Western support, now there are thousands of al-Qaeda fighters from 80 countries in Syria.

     

    Interview with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov by Washington Post, Sept. 26, 2013 (and vid)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKKFkGby270

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    RT: Interview with Sergey Lavrov on Syria, Libya, Terrorism and International Relations (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/international-law-extremists-us-lavrov-905/

    "Countries fighting terrorism should stay within international law.."

     

    The War on Terrorism....Or Whatever   -  by Bill Blum

    http://williamblum.org/aer/read/121

    "The United States has fought on the same side as al Qaeda on repeated occasions before Syria..."

     

    'Syrian Refugees Lack Food, Water To Survive Each and Every Day' - Red Cross (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/syria-refugees-red-cross-897/

    "Syrian refugees lack enough food and water to survive, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, told RT. he called on the world to press the warring parties to allow humanitarian assistance to the needy."

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    Mortar Shell Explodes on Golan Heights, Two Soldiers Lightly Wounded

    http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Mortar-shell-explodes-on-Golan-Heights-two-...

    "Two soldiers were injured by the mortar. One soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel and the second suffered from severe shock Both of the wounded soldiers have been evacuated to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

    In response to the mortar fire stemming from over the northern Golan, IDF forces fired missiles toward the origin of the mortar and destroyed a Syrian cannon post, the army said in a statement."

     

    'The pastoral scenery of the Golan Heights, awash with basalt and flowing streams, can change in a momentary bang to a battlefield of blood, fire and plumes of smoke,' he warned..

    IDF Chief of Staff Lt Gen Benny Gantz, JPOST 10/08/2013 - 'Future War Could Begin..'

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    Russia, Syria and The Decline of American Hegemony

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/08/russia-syria-and-the-decline-of-a...

    "First, the good news. American hegemony is over...'

     

    Hezbollah Members Leave Syria: Israeli Media

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/09/328462/hezbollah-members-leave-s...

    Israeli media say that some 1,500 members of the Hezbollah resistance movement have left Syria. The return of Lebanon's resistance movement's forces shows that the government of President Bashar al Assad's power to fight militants has improved..."

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    Two Million Syrians Live in Besieged Areas (and vid)

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/10/328651/two-million-syrians-in-be...

    "The UN says about two million people in Syria are living in besieged areas as a result of the ongoing violence in the Arab country..."

     

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    Army Opens Hama-Aleppo Road, Retakes 40 Villages

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/12/329015/syrian-army-retakes-40-vi...

    "Syrian army forces have opened a road linking Hama to Aleppo and have regained the full control of about 40 villages.."

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    Syrian TV, Chemical Inspectors' Hotel Targeted in Bomb Attacks in Damascus (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/damascus-blasts-tv-chemical-151/

    "Multiple bomb blasts here have rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, a mortar attack on Syrian TV among them, reports RT's correspondence at the scene.

    Manuel Oschesereiter, Syrian crisis analyst has told RT that the attacks against UN Inspectors were deliberately designed to undermine international diplomatic efforts."

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    Report Finds US-Backed Syrian Opposition Responsible For Sectarian Atrocity

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/12/syri-o12.html

    "These events are an indictment of Washington and its European allies [and Canada] as well as the corporate media, all of which have backed Al Qaeda-linked opposition militias in Syria.

    The media have falsely backed the opposition as fighters for democracy, pressing for a US-led war to support them."

     

    Nobel Prize Part of West's Propaganda Fog  -  by Finian Cunningham

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/11/328850/nobel-prize-part-of-wests...

    "The Human Rights Watch group is therefore not a positive contribution to clear the fog of war that the West has been pumping out relentlessly over Syria - far from it.

    HRW is a deep and insidious part of the problem. In fact it is whitewashing the very real criminal involvement of Western governments and media in the covert war of aggression against Syria."

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    Bitter Lessons (and vid)

    http://rt.com/news/syria-homs-teacher-soldier-158/

    "Teacher-turned-soldier shows RT reporter around war-torn Homs..."

     

    West Can't Get Syrian Opposition to Peace Talks, Blames Russia - Lavrov

    http://rt.com/news/opposition-west-incapable-talks-166/

    "Russia's Foreign Minister has criticized the US for its inability to bring the Syrian opposition to the Geneva II peace conference and for trying to shift the responsibility for the currently stalled negotiations on Russia.

    'The main obstacle to this endeavor is still the inability of our partners to force the Syrian opposition, whom they are supporting, to come to Geneva and sit down at the negotiating table with the government in order to find ways out of this crisis by general consent,' Sergey Lavrov said as cited by Interfax."

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    Manufacturing Dissent: The Truth About Syria   -  by Lizzie Phelan (and vid)

    http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2013/10/manufacturing-dissent-truth-about-syria

    "..a documentary posthumously dedicated to Syrian Palestinian actor Mohamed Rafea."

     

    Palestine: The Story of Foretold Death

    http://www.countercurrents.org/nazzal151013.htm

    So, the story is not only about the civil war in Syria, but rather about the original sin of the western power: The state of Israel. Yes, Israel is the original sin, and it is the source of all problems the region is subjected to..."

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    Israeli Factor in Syrian Conflict   by Nicola Nasser

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/15/israeli-factor-in-syrian-conflict/

    "Peres revealed unarguably that his state has been the major beneficiary of the Syrian conflict."

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