Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Empire's Ideology: Imperialism and “Anti-Imperialism of the Fools”


Imperialism, Kleptocracy and power madness rule the White House; Obama, Clinton, Kerry and the JCS

Global Research
By Prof. James Petras
01/02/2012

One of the great paradoxes of history are the claims of imperialist politicians to be engaged in a great humanitarian crusade, a historic “civilizing mission” designed to liberate nations and peoples, while practicing the most barbaric conquests, destructive wars and large scale bloodletting of conquered people in historical memory.

    In the modern capitalist era, the ideologies of imperialist rulers vary over time, from the early appeals to “the right” to wealth, power, colonies and grandeur to later claims of a ‘civilizing mission’. More recently imperial rulers have propagated, many diverse justifications adapted to specific contexts, adversaries, circumstances and audiences.

The Natives of South America were wiped out
by Spaniards
This essay will concentrate on analyzing contemporary US imperial ideological arguments for legitimizing wars and sanctions to sustain dominance.


Contextualizing Imperial Ideology

Imperialist propaganda varies according to whether it is directed against a competitor for global power, or whether as a justification for applying sanctions, or engaging in open warfare against a local or regional socio-political adversary.

    With regard to established imperial (Europe) or rising world economic competitors ( China ), US imperial propaganda varies over time. Early in the 19th century , Washington proclaimed the “Monroe Doctrine”, denouncing European efforts to colonize Latin America , privileging its own imperial designs in that region. In the 20th century when the US imperial policymakers were displacing Europe from prime resource based colonies in the Middle East and Africa , it played on several themes. It condemned ‘colonial forms of domination’ and promoted ‘neo-colonial’ transitions that ended European monopolies and facilitated US multi-national corporate penetration. This was clearly evident during and after World War 2, in the Middle East petrol-countries. 

During the 1950s as the US assumed imperial primacy and radical anti-colonial nationalism came to the fore, Washington forged alliances with the declining colonial power to combat a common enemy and to prop up post-colonial powers to combat a common enemy . Even with the post World War 2 economic recovery, growth and unification of Europe, it still works in tandem and under US leadership in militarily repressing nationalist insurgencies and regimes. When conflicts and competition occur, between US and European regimes, banks and enterprises, the mass media of each region publish “investigatory findings” highlighting the frauds and malfeasance of its competitors ..and US regulatory agencies levy heavy fines on their European counterparts, overlooking similar practices by Wall Street financial firms.

    In recent times the rising tide of militarist imperialism and colonial wars fueled by Israeli proxies in the US state has led to some serious divergencies between US and European imperialism. With the exception of England , Europe made a minimum symbolic commitment to the US wars and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan . Germany and France concentrated on expanding their export markets and economic capacities; displacing the US in major markets and resource sites. The convergence of US and European empires led to the integration of financial institutions and the subsequent common crises and collapse but without any coordinated policy of recovery. US ideologists propagated the idea of a “declining and decaying European Union”, while the European ideologues emphasized the failures of Anglo-American de-regulated, ‘free markets’ and Wall Street swindles.


Imperial Ideology, Rising Economic Powers and Nationalist Challengers

    There is a long history of imperialist “anti-imperialism”, officially sponsored condemnation, exposés and moral indignation directed exclusively against rival imperialists, emerging powers or simply competitors, who in some cases are simply following in the footsteps of the established imperial powers.

   English imperialists in their heyday justified their world-wide plunder of three continents by perpetuating the “Black Legend”, of Spanish empire’s “exceptional cruelty” toward indigenous people of Latin America , while engaging in the biggest and most lucrative African slave trade. While the Spanish colonists enslaved the indigenous people, the Anglo-American settlers exterminated them…..

Cortez slaughtering Aztecs
In the run-up to World War II, European and US imperial powers, while exploiting their Asian colonies condemned Japanese imperial powers’ invasion and colonization of China. Japan, in turn claimed it was leading Asia’s forces fighting against Western imperialism and projected a post-colonial “co-prosperity” sphere of equal Asian partners.

    The imperialist use of “anti-imperialist” moral rhetoric was designed to weaken rivals and was directed to several audiences. In fact, at no point did the anti-imperialist rhetoric serve to “liberate” any of the colonized people. In almost all cases the victorious imperial power only substituted one form colonial or neo-colonial rule for another.

    The “anti-imperialism” of the imperialists is directed at the nationalist movements of the colonized countries and at their domestic public. British imperialists fomented uprisings among the agro-mining elites in Latin America promising “free trade” against Spanish mercantilist rule; they backed the “self-determination” of the slaveholding cotton plantation owners in the US South against the Union; they supported the territorial claims of the Iroquois tribal leaders against the US anti-colonial revolutionaries … exploiting legitimate grievances for imperial ends. During World War II, the Japanese imperialists supported a sector of the nationalist anti-colonial movement in India against the British Empire . The US condemned Spanish colonial rule in Cuba and the Philippines and went to war to “liberate” the oppressed peoples from tyranny….and remained to impose a reign of terror, exploitation and colonial rule…

     The imperial powers sought to divide the anti-colonial movements and create future “client rulers” when and if they succeeded. The use of anti-imperialist rhetoric was designed to attract two sets of groups. A conservative group with common political and economic interests with the imperial power, which shared their hostility to revolutionary nationalists and which sought to accrue greater advantage by tying their fortunes to a rising imperial power. A radical sector of the movement tactically allied itself with the rising imperial power, with the idea of using the imperial power to secure resources (arms, propaganda, vehicles and financial aid) and, once securing power, to discard them. More often than not, in this game of mutual manipulation between empire and nationalists, the former won out … as is the case then and now.

   The imperialist “anti-imperialist” rhetoric was equally directed at the domestic public, especially in countries like the US which prized its 18th anti-colonial heritage. The purpose was to broaden the base of empire building beyond the hard line empire loyalists, militarists and corporate beneficiaries. Their appeal sought to include liberals, humanitarians, progressive intellectuals, religious and secular moralists and other “opinion-makers” who had a certain cachet with the larger public, the ones who would have to pay with their lives and tax money for the inter-imperial and colonial wars.

Machu Picchu, population destroyed
by Spaniards
The official spokespeople of empire publicize real and fabricated atrocities of their imperial rivals, and highlight the plight of the colonized victims. The corporate elite and the hardline militarists demand military action to protect property, or to seize strategic resources; the humanitarians and progressives denounce the “crimes against humanity” and echo the calls “to do something concrete” to save the victims from genocide. Sectors of the Left join the chorus and, finding a sector of victims who fit in with their abstract ideology, plead for the imperial powers to “arm the people to liberate themselves” (sic). By lending moral support and a veneer of respectability to the imperial war, by swallowing the propaganda of “war to save victims” the progressives become the prototype of the “anti-imperialism of the fools”. Having secured broad public support on the bases of “anti-imperialism”, the imperialist powers feel free to sacrifice citizens’ lives and the public treasury, to pursue war, fueled by the moral fervor of a righteous cause. As the butchery drags on and the casualties mount, and the public wearies of war and its cost, progressive and leftist enthusiasm turns to silence or worse, moral hypocrisy with claims that “the nature of the war changed” or “that this isn’t the kind of war that we had in mind …”. As if the war makers ever intended to consult the progressives and left on how and why they should engage in imperial wars!

    In the contemporary period the imperial “anti-imperialist wars” and aggression have been greatly aided and abetted by well-funded “grass roots” so-called “non-governmental organizations” which act to mobilize popular movements which can “invite” imperial aggression.

      Over the past four decades US imperialism has fomented at least two dozen “grass roots” movements which have destroyed democratic governments, or decimated collectivist welfare states or provoked major damage to the economy of targeted countries.

Capture of Atahualpa at Cajamarca 
In Chile throughout 1972-73 under the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende, the CIA financed and provided major support – via the AFL-CIO--to private truck owners to paralyze the flow of goods and services .They also funded a strike by a sector of the copper workers union (at the El Tenient mine) to undermine copper production and exports, in the lead up to the coup. After the military took power several “grass roots” Christian Democratic union officials participated in the purge of elected leftist union activists. Needless to say in short order the truck owners and copper workers ended the strike, dropped their demands and subsequently lost all bargaining rights!

    In the 1980’s the CIA via Vatican channels transferred millions of dollars to sustain the “Solidarity Union” in Poland, making a hero of the Gdansk shipyards worker-leader Lech Walesa, who spearheaded the general strike to topple the Communist regime. With the overthrow of Communism so also went guaranteed employment, social security and trade union militancy: the neo-liberal regimes reduced the workforce at Gdansk by fifty percent and eventually closed it, giving the boot to the entire workforce.. Walesa retired with a magnificent Presidential pension, while his former workmates walked the streets and the new “independent” Polish rulers provided NATO with military bases and mercenaries for imperial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq .

   In 2002 the White House, the CIA, the AFL-CIO and NGOs, backed a Venezuelan military-business – trade union bureaucrat led “grass roots” coup that overthrew democratically elected President Chavez. In 48 hours a million strong authentic grass roots mobilization of the urban poor backed by constitutionalist military forces defeated the US backed dictators and restored Chavez to power .Subsequently oil executives directed a lockout backed by several US financed NGOs. They were defeated by the workers’ takeover of the oil industry. The unsuccessful coup and lockout cost the Venezuelan economy billions of dollars in lost income and caused a double digit decline in GNP.

General Wesley Clark, NATO Supreme Commander
with KLA
The US backed “grass roots” armed jihadists to liberated “Bosnia” and armed the “grass roots” terrorist Kosova Liberation Army to break-up Yugoslavia. Almost the entire Western Left cheered as, the US bombed Belgrade, degraded the economy and claimed it was “responding to genocide”. Kosova “free and independent” became a huge market for white slavers, housed the biggest US military base in Europe, with the highest per-capita out migration of any country in Europe .

    The imperial “grass roots” strategy combines humanitarian, democratic and anti-imperialist rhetoric and paid and trained local NGO’s, with mass media blitzes to mobilize Western public opinion and especially “prestigious leftist moral critics” behind their power grabs.


The Consequence of Imperial Promoted “Anti-Imperialist” Movements: Who Wins and Who Loses?

   The historic record of imperialist promoted “anti-imperialist” and “pro-democracy” “grass roots movements” is uniformly negative. Let us briefly summarize the results. In Chile ‘grass roots’ truck owners strike led to the brutal military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and nearly two decades of torture, murder, jailing and forced exile of hundreds of thousands, the imposition of brutal “free market policies” and subordination to US imperial policies. In summary the US multi-national copper corporations and the Chilean oligarchy were the big winners and the mass of the working class and urban and rural poor the biggest losers. The US backed “grass roots uprisings” in Eastern Europe against Soviet domination, exchanged Russian for US domination; subordination to NATO instead of the Warsaw Pact; the massive transfer of national public enterprises, banks and media to Western multi-nationals. Privatization of national enterprises led to unprecedented levels of double-digit unemployment, skyrocketing rents and the growth of pensioner poverty.The crises induced the flight of millions of the most educated and skilled workers and the elimination of free public health, higher education and worker vacation resorts.

    Throughout the now capitalist Eastern Europe and USSR highly organized criminal gangs developed large scale prostitution and drug rings; foreign and local gangster ‘entrepeneurs’ seized lucrative public enterprises and formed a new class of super-rich oligarchs Electoral party politicians, local business people and professionals linked to Western ‘partners’ were the socio-economic winners. Pensioners, workers, collective farmers, the unemployed youth were the big losers along with the formerly subsidized cultural artists. Military bases in Eastern Europe became the empire’s first line of military attack of Russia and the target of any counter-attack.

     If we measure the consequences of the shift in imperial power, it is clear that the Eastern Europe countries have become even more subservient under the US and the EU than under Russia . Western induced financial crises have devastated their economies; Eastern European troops have served in more imperial wars under NATO than under Soviet rule; the cultural media are under Western commercial control. Most of all, the degree of imperial control over all economic sectors far exceeds anything that existed under the Soviets. The Eastern European ‘grass roots’ movement succeeded in deepening and extending the US Empire; the advocates of peace, social justice , national independence, a cultural renaissance and social welfare with democracy were the big losers.

    Western liberals, progressives and leftists who fell in love with imperialist promoted “anti-imperialism” are also big losers. Their support for the NATO attack on Yugoslavia led to the break-up of a multi-national state and the creation of huge NATO military bases and a white slavers paradise in Kosova. Their blind support for the imperial promoted “liberation” of Eastern Europe devastated the welfare state, eliminating the pressure on Western regimes’ need to compete in providing welfare provisions. The main beneficiaries of Western imperial advances via ‘grass roots’ uprisings were the multi-national corporations, the Pentagon and the rightwing free market neo-liberals.As the entire political spectrum moved to the right a sector of the left and progressives eventually jumped on the bandwagon. The Left moralists lost credibility and support, their peace movements dwindled, and their “moral critiques” lost resonance. The left and progressives who tail-ended the imperial backed “grass roots movements”, whether in the name of “anti-Stalinism”, “pro-democracy” or “anti-imperialism” have never engaged in any critical reflection; no effort to analyze the long-term negative consequences of their positions in terms of the losses in social welfare, national independence or personal dignity.

    The long history of imperialist manipulation of “anti-imperialist” narratives has found virulent expression in the present day. The New Cold War launched by Obama against China and Russia, the hot war brewing in the Gulf over Iran’s alleged military threat, the interventionist threat against Venezuela’s “drug-networks”, and Syria’s “bloodbath” are part and parcel of the use and abuse of “anti-imperialism” to prop up a declining empire. Hopefully, the progressive and leftist writers and scribes will learn from the ideological pitfalls of the past and resist the temptation to access the mass media by providing a ‘progressive cover’ to imperial dubbed “rebels”. It is time to distinguish between genuine anti-imperialism and pro-democracy movements and those promoted by Washington, NATO and the mass media.

James Petras is a frequent contributor to Global Research.


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U.S. Says World Cannot Let Assad Get Away With Chemical Attack

Swift boat traitor Kerry mimics predecessor, war criminal Powell in yet another bullshit Iran War redux; Hollande commits suicide-by-Obama; insane White House criminals prepare to launch WWIII

REUTERS
By Steve Holland and Catherine Bremer
09/01/2013

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) -

The United States made clear on Friday that it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the "brutal and flagrant" chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week. 


This time Kerry will be held accountable
"We can not accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale," President Barack Obama told reporters at the White House.

He said the United States was still in the planning process for a "limited, narrow" military response that would not involve "boots on the ground" or be open-ended. He set no timetable for action.

Secretary of State John Kerry said it was essential not to let Syria get away with the attack, partly as a sign to those who might consider using chemical weapons in the future.

"History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction," Kerry said in a televised statement.

Syria's foreign ministry repeated the government's denial that it had used chemical weapons and said Kerry's accusations were a "desperate attempt" to justify a military strike. "What he said was lies," the ministry said of Kerry's statement. 


Doofus frog Hollande will fall
With France on Friday affirming its support for a military response to punish Assad's government, the statements from Obama and Kerry appeared to harden the resolve for a U.S. attack despite Thursday's British parliamentary "no" vote that left Washington without one of its closest allies.

The timing of the attack, most likely with cruise missiles from U.S. Navy destroyers already stationed in the eastern Mediterranean, was uncertain, but it was unlikely to come before U.N. weapons experts leave Syria on Saturday.


Kerry said that "if a thug and a murderer like Bashar al-Assad can gas thousands of his own people with impunity," it would set a bad example for others, such as Iran, Hezbollah and North Korea.

Obama said chemical weapons attacks such as last week's threatened U.S. national security interests as well as U.S. allies such as Israel, Turkey and Jordan. 


Obama stooge Erdogan will turn Turkey into an Iranian province
"So, I have said before, and I meant what I said, that the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons," he said.

Kerry laid out a raft of evidence he said showed Assad's forces were behind the attack, and the U.S. government released an unclassified intelligence report at the same time including many of the details. The report said the August 21 attack killed 1,429 Syrian civilians, including 426 children.

The intelligence included an intercepted communication by a senior official intimately familiar with the attack as well as other intelligence from people's accounts and intercepted messages, the four-page report said. 


Obama/CIA rag shilling for U.S. masters, calls for strikes
"Any action that he (Obama) might decide to take will be (a) limited and tailored response to ensure that a despot's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons is held accountable," Kerry said.

Assad's government has accused rebels of perpetrating the attacks in order to provoke intervention.

Syrian state television, which did not carry Kerry's speech live, reported that Kerry said the "first and last" aim of any action the Obama administration will carry out in the Middle East was to "guarantee the security of Israel."

Kerry said the U.N. inspectors' report would only confirm that chemical weapons were used and made clear it would not change much for Washington since "guaranteed Russian obstructionism" would make it impossible for the U.N. to galvanize world action. 


Iran has stated it will respond to U.S. military strikes in Syria, possibly closing the Persian Gulf

"The primary question is really no longer, what do we know? The question is, what are we - we collectively - what are we in the world going to do about it?" Kerry said.

The timing of any strikes may be complicated by Obama's departure late on Tuesday for Sweden and a G20 summit in Russia.

SHIFTING ALLIANCES

Kerry and Obama were speaking the day after British Prime Minister David Cameron failed to win parliamentary backing for military action in Syria. 


Cameron ended his career by supporting madman Obama
Finance minister George Osborne, one of Cameron's closest allies, accepted that the vote had raised questions about Britain's future relations with its allies.

French President Francois Hollande told the daily Le Monde he still supported taking "firm" punitive action over an attack he said had caused "irreparable" harm to the Syrian people.

Hollande is not constrained by the need for parliamentary approval of any move to intervene in Syria and could act before lawmakers debate the issue on Wednesday. An official in his office said the French president spoke to Obama on Friday and "they showed great determination about this crisis."

Britain has traditionally been the United States' most reliable military ally. However, the defeat of the government motion authorizing a military response in principle underscored misgivings dating from how the country decided to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Russia, Assad's most powerful diplomatic ally, opposes any military intervention in Syria, saying an attack would increase tension and undermine the chances of ending the civil war.


Will Americans allow THIS to continue in perpetuity?

Yuri Ushakov, senior foreign policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the British vote represented majority opinion in Europe.

"People are beginning to understand how dangerous such scenarios are," he told reporters. "Russia is actively working to avert a military scenario in Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said any intervention in Syria should be aimed at ending Assad's rule - a goal that Obama has ruled out.

U.S. CAUTION

Kerry said the U.S. intelligence community had carefully reviewed and re-reviewed information regarding the attack. "I will tell you it has done so more than mindful of the Iraq experience. We will not repeat that moment."
 

Kerry said that three days before the attack, the Syrian government's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area, making preparations.

"And we know that the Syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons."

"We know that a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the regime, reviewed the impact, and actually was afraid that they would be discovered," Kerry said.

Assad's forces fired rockets on Friday at a Damascus suburb hit by poison gas last week in another attempt to capture the strategic area, opposition activists said.

Polls show the American public is largely opposed to U.S. military action, and after a Thursday briefing some lawmakers said they were still not convinced of the need for it. Some questioned whether the Pentagon could afford to attack Syria after spending cuts imposed this year.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll on Friday showed 53 percent of those surveyed this week said the United States should stay out of Syria's civil war, down from 60 percent last week. Twenty percent said the United States should take action, up from 9 percent last week.


In the end it is Obama and the American public that will held responsible by the international community

Analysts said there was little doubt about the message from Obama's administration. "I would now be shocked if the U.S. government doesn't go to war, even if alone," said Bilal Saab, director and head of research at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis. "This is as clear a case for intervention, from the administration's standpoint, as can be."

Some allies, including Italy, have warned that military action without U.N. Security Council authorisation may make matters worse. Russia holds veto power as a permanent Security Council member and has blocked three resolutions meant to press Assad to stop the violence since the revolt began in 2011.

Western diplomats have been seeking a vote in the 15-member Council on a draft measure, which would authorize "all necessary force" in response to the suspected gas attack, to isolate Moscow and show that other nations back military action.

But China said there should be no rush to force a council decision on Syria until the U.N. inspectors complete their work.

The United Nations said its experts had completed the collection of samples and evidence from last week's attack. U.N. spokesman Martin Nasik said all the analysis of the samples must be completed before conclusions can be drawn.

Diplomats said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Security Council members it may be two weeks before final results of the tests are ready.

Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick, Andrea Shalal-Esa, Patricia Zengerle, Thomas Ferraro and Jeff Mason in Washington, Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes in Beirut, Khaled Yacoub Oweis in Amman, Sarah Marsh in Berlin, Timothy Heritage in Moscow, Phil Stewart in Manila, Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols at the United Nations, Lidia Kelly in Moscow, Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina in Beijing, John Irish in Paris and Andrew Osborn, Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Peter Apps in London; Writing by Alistair Lyon and Claudia Parsons; editing by David Storey and Jim Loney. Interactive timeline: http://link.reuters.com/rut37s



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Chemical Weapons Attack Carried Out By CIA-backed Terrorists : “Moral Obscenities” And The Toppling Of Syria

Obama and his murdering CIA will pay the ultimate price for Syrian gas attacks

Global Research
By Larry Chin
08/28/2013

In the wake of a chemical weapons attack carried out by US and CIA-backed Syrian rebels and blamed on the Assad regime, US Secretary of State John Kerry declared  the act “a moral obscenity," promising a military attack in response.

Is it a moral obscenity to falsify and script world events in order to justify wide scale murder and butchery?
 
 
Obama's CIA/FSA responsible for THIS
Is it a moral obscenity to sponsor death squads comprised of Al-Qaeda terrorists, and lie about it?

Is it a moral obscenity to have created, via the CIA, the Al-Qaeda military-intelligence apparatusitself, continue to direct this network, and lie about it every which way to suit propaganda purposes?

Is it a moral obscenity to have created the “global war on terrorism” (GWOT), an endless series of lies and false flag operations to foment endless atrocities and mass slaughter?

Is it a moral obscenity to be the world’s largest single terrorist entity, the world’s largest single war monger, orchestrating the overthrows of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and carrying out the destabilizations of Syria, Iran, Egypt, etc., and lie and deny it?
 
 
Insane, murdering scumbag could care less about child deaths
Is it a moral obscenity to accuse the world of violating international laws, when you and your kind fail to adhere to any of them, flaunt them, and hold them in contempt - all the while continuing a global murder spree?

Is it a moral obscenity to use the “Iraq War Playbook” over and over again: murdering innocent civilians, trotting out deceptions blaming the chosen political target of the day, in order to destroy said target with weapons of mass destruction (including illegal chemical weapons)? 
 
Is it a moral obscenity to demand adherence to laws, and then do everything possible to prevent the accused from abiding by these “rules” (that, of course, are impossible, and not meant to followed)?

Is it a moral obscenity for an empire to murder on a mass scale in order to capture geography in order to secure material wealth, and the natural resources that lubricates the creation of this wealth for the empire, at the expense of others? 
 
 
White house murderers past and present will be held accountable
Is it a moral obscenity to use mass bloodshed in order to boost stagnant economic fortunes, and politically salvage failing corrupt presidenciesand politicians?

Is it a moral obscenity to foment hatred, so that war agendas metastasize and mushroom?

Is it a moral obscenity to lie, grandstand, and pontificate when you and your equally lawless allies are morally obscene criminals of the highest order?

Is it a moral obscenity to refuse to stop lying and killing, and killing and lying?

Does true evil know what a moral obscenity is?
 
 
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Confronting The Chemical Lies in Syria : Video

Obama's murdering CIA/FSA mercs now run amok in Syria; White House murderers will be held accountable for WAR CRIMES and the gassing of innocent men, women and children along with Qatari suppliers of FSA nerve gas

Global Research TV
By Mother Agnes Mariam
08/28/2013

Mother Agnes Mariam is a Carmelite nun who has been living and working in Syria for the past 19 years.

Victims of Obama's CIA/FSA chemical attacks in Syria
Now, she is seeking to set the record straight on the lies and disinformation that is driving the NATO powers toward war against the people of Syria. 

This is the GRTV Feature Interview with our special guest, Mother Agnes Mariam de la Croix.






 

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BREAKING : U.S. AIRSTRIKES KILL 32 IN AFGHANISTAN

Obama takes time off from killing Syrians to remind Afghan women and children that they will also continue to die from U.S./CIA terror strikes    

The 5th Estate
08/31/2013

International media and 5th Estate Middle East sources report that the U.S. has conducted airstrikes in Southern Afghanistan once more, killing an estimated 32 innocent civilians including women and children.


This airstrike comes on the same day an emergency session of the U.K. Parliament voted down a proposal to militarily back the White House in conducting "punitive" airstrikes on Syrian government installations in retaliation for supposed chemical weapons attacks Obama alleges were perpetrated by the Syrian government

The White House continues to insist it will conduct "limited" airstrikes on Syria with or without the support of it's "allies" or UN mandate and is moving to form a "coalition of the willing" to force Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.

9 Stock Market Reactions To Major Airstrikes

Obama criminals now willing to destroy world financial markets in order to cover-up continuing Snowden revelations, White House scandals NSAgate, IRSgate and CIA/FSA chemical weapons usage in Syria they are now attempting to blame on Assad

Market Watch
08/30/2012

With the prospect of “limited” airstrikes on Syria rivalling concerns about Federal Reserve “tapering” and the debt ceiling, investors are focused on how to position their portfolios for the intervention. Generally speaking, there’s been the tendency for stocks to rally after the missiles fly, making up for losses during the period of worry. Tensions over Syria weighed on stocks Monday and Tuesday, with the market bouncing back on Wednesday and Thursday, but not enough to erase losses for the week.


Obama gunning for WWIII to save own skin from scandals
While U.K. lawmakers voted against a military strike Thursday night, French President Francois Hollande reportedly backed a strike that could happen as early as this coming Wednesday

On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would make its own decisions and that any U.S. action would be limited. In a recent note, Birinyi Associates showed that stocks on average gain back losses following “limited” airstrikes, but mission creep and unsecured stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria are always possibilities that could wreak havoc in markets. Here’s how stocks performed during major airstrikes since 1991 where the U.S. played a part.


 
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4 Al Jazeera Journalists Arrested In Egypt

Egypt finally has enough of Obama/CIA owned and operated Al Jazeera inciting riots; AJ cowards abandon,  throw their own inexperienced "journalists" under the bus as they cower in Doha; The 5th Estate urges the Egyptian government to release, permanently expel and bar rookies Wayne Hay and others on humanitarian grounds    

Slate
By Elliot Hannon
08/29/2013

On Thursday, Al Jazeera announced four of its journalists are being held by Egyptian security forces in Cairo. The Qatar-based news network said that correspondent Wayne Hay, cameraman Adil Bradlow, and producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed were reporting in Cairo when they were arrested by Egyptian authorities on Tuesday as part of “a campaign against Al Jazeera in particular."


Obama owned frauds facing expulsion from Middle East
The network also cited raids of its studios and seizure of its equipment by Egyptian authorities as evidence of the coordinated effort against the broadcaster. According to the AP, 28 Al Jazeera staffers were detained and later released last month, when the Al Jazeera Mubashir Misr Cairo office was raided and closed.

The AP also reported on Thursday Egypt’s interim government called a local Al Jazeera affiliate “a national threat” and is “moving closer to banning its broadcasts beamed from Qatar after the affiliate aired recordings of declarations by fugitive leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.”


Al Jazeera urged rioters to use children as human shields
The network has come under fire, facing allegations that its coverage has been biased in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Here’s one example of alleged bias, reported on by NPR:

The network's Live Egypt channel went to a split screen. The pro-Morsi areas of Cairo were almost always shown as full. The anti-Morsi areas were shown as empty. It was later revealed that the anti-Morsi areas were usually packed — Al-Jazeera just showed them at the times of day that they were empty.




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BREAKING : Kerry : Intel. Shows Syria Used Chemical Weapons

Maniac coward, swift boat traitor Kerry citing intelligence cooked up by nutcase Zionist Netanyahu;  bogus Mossad "intelligence" also used by murdering mental retard Bush and treasonous Powell in run-up to illegal Afghan and Iraq "wars;" Obama propaganda machine CIA Al Jazeera cheers on their genocidal master as White House criminals prepare to kill Syrian women and children "to save them" - Next up:  Obama will blame Assad for U.S. Airstrikes

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09/01/2013

State Secretary John Kerry repeats US allegation that the Syria government is responsible for chemical weapons attack near Damascus, trying to prepare the ground for a military action against the nation.


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He added that American intelligence shows that Syrian government forces carried out a deadly chemical attack on the outskirts of capital Damascus last week.

Kerry made the remarks after a meeting between President Barack Obama and top American security advisors on Syria at the White House.

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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