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Syrian 'rebels' psyops exposed: Fake 'reports' broadcast by CNN and Al Jazeera

The first casualty of war is truth: Addounia Expose

With thanks to Rafiq Lutif for leaking these videos

Here western media darling "activist" Danny Dayem can be seen ordering those around him to fire while he waits to go live on CNN, in order to back up his false claims that the Syrian government was committing a massacre against civilians in Homs. For more about dubious Danny (to put it mildly), please read here.

Comment: Remember this from the first Gulf War?

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Alarm Clock

Not a 'slam dunk': U.S. intelligence can't prove Assad used chemical weapons

Syrian President Bashar Assad
Syrian President Bashar Assad
Only days after the White House suggested it was all but certain Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons to gas hundreds of civilians, United States intelligence officials briefed on the situation say the evidence isn't all there.

Despite recent remarks from US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and other top administration officials, sources within the intelligence community are disputing the certainty that Assad ordered the use of chemical gas last week on innocent civilians outside of Damascus, Syria.

Four US officials - including one senior member of the intelligence community - told the Associated Press this week that there's confusion over where the reported chemical warheads are currently being held and who exactly possesses them. Citing a lapse in both signals and human intelligence reports, the officials all told the AP on condition of anonymity that US and allied spies "have lost track of who controls some of the country's chemical weapons supplies," according to reporters Kimberly Dozier and Matt Apuzzo.


Syria: The real "moral obscenity"

Which is the greater moral obscenity? The fact that more than three-hundred civilians have been killed by chemical weapons, or the undeniable fact that over 100,000 Syrians have been killed by various means (most of them civilians), in a premeditated plan to create civil war in another sovereign nation? (SEE: The Obscenity of Humanitarian Warfare). The American Sec. of State is invoking moral outrage to justify further escalation of our interference in Syrian national affairs, to the point of committing Western troops in an actual physical aggression against Syria and the Syrian people.
If there was a place in American government or international humanitarian institutions for "morality," or "fairness," or "justice," then all of these august bodies would presently be overwhelmed with ongoing investigations of American war crimes and crimes against humanity, instead of vacuously, deceptively, deliberating military strikes upon the people, who dare to resist American aggression. Cruise missile, or other air strikes to cripple the defenses of the Assad government, can only lead to intensified suffering and death for the civilians of Syria, as secular terrorists battle "Islamist" terrorists for control of whatever is left, this mini-civil war promised to follow within Syria, after Western attacks successfully ignite region-wide civil war.

War Whore

Syria attack justified on humanitarian grounds, British government propaganda says

British Prime Minister David Cameron opened an emergency session of the House of Commons Thursday by saying the debate on Syria is about "how to respond to one of most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century" -- not about regime change or invasion.

"Put simply, is it in Britain's national interest in maintaining an international taboo against the use of chemical weapons on the battlefield?" Cameron asked lawmakers. "I would say yes it is."

Cameron told members of the House of Commons -- whom he recalled from summer vacation to debate a British response to the deaths of hundreds in a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus last week -- that the government would not act without first hearing from U.N. weapons inspectors, giving the United Nations a chance to weigh in and Parliament to have another vote.

But Cameron said a failure to act by the international community would give Syrian President Bashar al-Assad the unmistakable signal that he could use such weapons "with impunity."


Hans Blix: Who's West to play world police?

Hans Blix
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Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations monitoring, verification and inspection commission
A former UN official says the West has no mandate to militarily intervene in Syria and any such offensive would be the action of "self-appointed policemen" and "very unwise."

In an article published on The Guardian on Wednesday, former Swedish Foreign Minister Hans Blix said US President Barack Obama, despite his pretensions to the contrary, is like former US President George W. Bush and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in that he too seems willing to ignore the UN Security Council and "order armed strikes on Syria with political support from only the UK, France, and some others."

He said the UN charter only allows the use of armed force in self-defence or with an authorization from the Security Council, but a potential US-led strike on Syria "could not be 'in self-defence' or 'retaliation', as the US, the UK and France have not been attacked."

Eye 1

Selective 'obscenity': U.S. checkered record on chemical weapons

The US charge against Syria is being driven by Damascus' alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. While Washington is quick to intervene on moral grounds, its own checkered past regarding WMDs may put the world's policeman under the spotlight.

"Nobody disputes - or hardly anybody disputes - that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in Syria against civilian populations," US President Barack Obama told a briefing Wednesday. "We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed ... chemical weapons of that sort."

It is this charge, so far unsubstantiated by UN inspectors, that underpins Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria.

"If we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, 'Stop doing this,' this can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term," Obama said.

Comment: Redundant question - psychopaths literally have no shame and no conscience !!!


No leave for U.S. Army this September and October

I don't believe a lot of what I read on Before It's News, et. al., until I see the facts for myself. I always do my own research. There are a lot of folks out there making things up just to get their names out on the net.

The rumor that has been going around about no one in the Army getting to take leave during the month of September and October is one of the things I had to see for myself. If that were true, that is a very big deal. It doesn't happen very often.

My daughter and her husband have just been stationed at Ft. Riley, KS. He is in a unit that has just returned recently from deployment and is on "recovery phase" They are not slated to deploy anywhere anytime in the near future. My daughter called last night and said that they have all been told that they will get no leave in September through October. They were even told that they are on QRF, (Quick Reaction Force)

I was in the Army for a long time. When you go on QRF, you are told months in advance and train and prep for it. You have to go through a week of paperwork, vaccinations for the area of possible deployment, etc. It is a big deal. It also only involves one unit as opposed to an entire base. It never happens on the fly like this. This tells me that they are planning for the possibility of a rapid deployment of at least one division. I do not know if this is happening at other bases.


Former JP Morgan banker arrested in Spain over 'London Whale' charges that cost $6bn

Javier Martin-Artajo is accused of trying to cover up Bruno Iksil's spiralling multibillion pound losses

JP Morgan
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The 'London whale' cost JP Morgan $6bn.
A former JP Morgan banker has been arrested in Spain 10 days after US authorities filed charges against him over the "London Whale" affair that cost the bank $6bn (£3.9bn).

Javier Martin-Artajo, who was the direct supervisor of Bruno Iksil, the trader dubbed the "London Whale", handed himself in on Tuesday in Madrid following a conversation with the specialist fugitive unit of the Spanish police.

Martin-Artajo, a 49-year-old Spanish national, is wanted by US authorities on four charges of conspiracy, keeping false books and records, wire fraud, and making false filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission watchdog.

His passport has been confiscated pending extradition proceedings, a spokeswoman for the Spanish national court said. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charges, although extraditions from Spain to the US are rare.

He is accused of trying to inflate the value of trading positions held on JP Morgan's books. The mismarking allegedly took place as the traders tried to hide mounting losses in an illiquid derivatives market, where they had made outsized bets.

Martin-Artajo, who was paid $11m a year for his work as head of Europe for JP Morgan's chief investment office (CIO), was charged by the New York attorney general, Preet Bharara, earlier this month. Bharara alleges that as the London losses mounted Martin-Artajo and former junior JP Morgan trader Julien Grout began to "creatively cook the books".

Cloud Lightning

Departing DHS secretary warns of 'serious' cyber-threat, devastating natural disaster

Janet Napolitano
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Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
The departing US Homeland Security Secretary used her farewell speech to warn the nation's leaders of an impending "serious" cyber-attack as well as a natural disaster, the impact of which will dwarf Hurricane Sandy and other disasters in recent memory.

Janet Napolitano, after four years at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, delivered her final speech Tuesday morning before she formally exits her position next week.

"Many things still need tending, and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands," she said, adding that she faced "many challenges" over the past four years, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill two years before that.

Napolitano, whose Department of Homeland Security was created in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and is primarily responsible for immigration and airport security, said the agency launched a "historic" effort after the attempted "underwear bombing" in 2009. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) helped coordinate screening efforts against "nonmetallic devices" in 190 countries, she said.


U.S. soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting rampage

© AFP 2013/ Bell County Sheriff's Office
Nidal Hasan
A United States military jury sentenced an Army psychiatrist to death Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded, US media reported.

The same military jury that convicted Maj. Nidal Hasan last week had only two options, a death sentence or life in prison with no chance of parole.

Hasan, 42, admitted that he was the gunman who opened fire on Nov. 5, 2009 in a crowded waiting room at a medical processing center filled with troops there to get final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Witnesses in the case said that Hasan yelled "Allahu akbar," or "God is great" in Arabic, before he started shooting.

Comment: Look at this article's picture of Nidal Hasan, and now look at this one:

© REUTERS/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/Handout
We wonder if they 'work on' people like Hasan, McVeigh, Holmes and Manning during their years of solitary incarceration prior to (and during) their trials?

Read Reviving the War of Terror: Patsy framed in Secret Team psy-op to generate public support for wars to learn more.