The US narrative justifying their planned attack on Syria hinges on an array of circumstantial evidence. In essence, they argue that since Syria has chemical weapons and there was exposure to some sort of chemicals, it must’ve been a chemical weapon attack.
There’s no proof in there, if one studies the Obama Administration’s case, and the desperation with which they’ve fought against UN inspections suggests they are fully aware, despite the pretense of their case being indisputable, that it could fall apart quickly.
As Secretary of State John Kerry sees his arguments being rejected, he keeps adding new pieces to the story, a bad liar who doesn’t know when to give up. He’s now equated Assad to Hitler multiple times, claiming the US knew three days in advance about the attack, and put the death toll at exactly 1,429.
Each of those claims is another red flag about this story, raising questions on why the US, which “knew” about the putative attack in advance, did nothing to warn anyone, and why the US death toll is many-fold larger than any presented by human rights groups, and even those of other nations looking to sell the war.
The Hitler analogy is perhaps the laziest attempt at warmongering, an attempt at replacing evidence they just flat out don’t have with hysterical rhetoric. Though it’s liable to make the war’s advocates (who by and large advocate any war on any pretext) all the more shrill, it’s hard to see how it will convince anyone of the merits of their case.
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9 thoughts on “US Sticking to Flimsy Narrative to Push Syria War”
US government doesn't need to prove anything to the American people, as they open their mouth everyone knows that in the end they will lie or have lied. While every US war are illegal and is only about US economic interests, so what is it to be proved to Americans, a lie? US ecocomy without forigen market is a dead economy, USA without its militarism is a chicken among more alike chickens. The last resort for US government to get help is to cooperate with terrorism, that's what they have in Syria, for that reason Hillary Clinton was so confident that she even bet on regime change in Syria, Obama have no other choice but to come up with everything they got for not losing that bet.
no western MSM i've found – apart from Aljazeera & CBC below – has listed the countries which stopped the Arab League calling for military action:
Aljazeera: Arab League urges UN-backed action in Syria
However, some influential members of the League, including Egypt, Iraq,
Lebanon, Tunisia and Algeria, have expressed opposition to foreign military
Egypt's foreign minister on Sunday said that his nation objected to "any
aggression in Syria". http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/09/…
Despite a strong call to action by the League, some Arab countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and Algeria remained opposed to the final decision to call for foreign military action… http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/0…
Same as Iraq Kerry have nothing to prove anything. It was those of background as Baghdad thieves who claimed that Saddam Hussein posses nuclear weapon.., or what is called WMD., look at UN filmed document when general Powell present that little tub to the world describing it to be the "tub" which have the power to wipeout the world, now carefully look at John Negroponte seating beside then CIA chief, whom is told not to peep nor breath from his mouth. Just behind Powell with (translators) headphone and as Powell explains the WMD tub, Negroponte reads from a file in front of him. Thus far nothing seams to be strange or wrong but two thing,
1- why would John Negroponte having a UN translator head phone, doesn't he understand (English) what general Powell is saying and who is in other end and in what language "translating" what Powell is saying?
2-what is in that file that John Negroponte looking at, is it possible that: what John is looking at is a transcript of what general Powell needs to say to nail the request for invading Iraq, one obscured word here or there might jeopardize the goal of Bush, Saudis, UAE regimes?
Syria government chemical attack is the same scenario, if there was evidence in such proportion, then all of it needs to be presented to Americans and for the world to see, with evidence presented thus far, (nothing, but secrecy) is same game played by what house. What is different is there is no Johan Negroponte in White House nor in state department, John Negroponte is replaced by John Kerry working for the same (US) government hegemony as John Negroponte. This is nothing new for US government lying about something, they lied about Vietnam, they lied about Korean War, they lied about bombing Sudan and all other countries they bombed for no apparent reasons at all. They, England, French, Germans, USA government lied about Balkan war, they lied about Iraq, they lied about Libya and now they have no other choice but to lie again, proving to the world that USA and EU democracy, once again based on lies that only they can come up with.
You seem awfully hung up on the headphone thing. It's been awhile since I've watched video of UN events, but it seems to me that usually EVERYONE is wearing headphones, because there's no telling when someone else speaking some different language is going to break in, be recognized to speak, etc.
I suspect you are right: The file Negroponte was looking at was probably the script for Powell's speech. What, did you think Powell was supposed to improvise it or something? It was written, re-written, massaged, and probably released to the media either in whole or as talking points before he gave it.
Are you trying to switch the issue to issue of head phone? The issue is the orchestrated lie for USA to start bombing and killing over a million Iraqis which the very same democracy is about to do it again in Syria and you are talking about I "being hanged up with headphone." to hell with head phone or the script, the issue is USA militarism regime illegal war and not being able or ever to present a solid evidence regarding their illegal war and bombing that will murder innocent syrian people.
No, I'm not trying to "switch the issue to issue of head phone." YOU are the one who has brought "the issue of head phone" up in multiple comments. I'm pretty much just scratching my head wondering why you think it's an "issue" in the first place.
I also suggest for you to look at that video again, not everyone having a headphone, not the group of people whom are accompanying Powell and they all speak, write and as I understand it, needs to be able to read, write and understand english before being hired at state department.
Other nations, yes they do use headphones when other language then their native language is spoken and translated, but do John Negroponte needs headphones to understand the English language that general Powell is speaking to be translated, doesn't he understand English?
Thomas L. Knapp: What a riot. Perhaps you should go after his appalling sentence structure and grammar instead. He probably won't have any better luck comprehending that criticism either though, now that I think about it.
I suspect that he (she?) is not a native English speaker. Sometimes people actually from the middle east plus other parts of the world comment here. Otherwise it would just be us Americans talking to ourselves, hoping to spare yet another country "our" government's wrath .
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