by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Crossposted from PressTV
August 28, 2013
The US, British and French governments have engaged in a decade of constant lies and war crimes around the world. The intermittent imperialist adventures of these capitalist powers over the past century have now subsumed into a seamless, never-ending state of permanent war on the world, as American fascist ideologues have long salivated for.
Syria is but their latest slaughter house, having unleashed a covert terror campaign on that country for the past two and half years using an array of mercenary death squads to topple the sovereign government of President Bashar al-Assad.
We now await phase two of the bloody Syrian operation – outright aerial bombardment and missile strikes, where the US, Britain and France act as the air force for the death squads on the ground. It’s an outrageous re-run of NATO’s regime change sacking of Libya during 2011.
Ten years ago, Washington and Britain launched a war on Iraq that resulted in as many as one million dead and an entire country still in ruins. That genocide was based then on blatant lies and fabrications concocted by the US and Britain. There is no dispute about that.
The world knows that the American and British governments indulged in an audacious hoax. Since then the world has not known one day of peace as the US and its cabal of allies launch murderous attack after murderous attack on one or another country.
Now the US, Britain and France are preparing to move from covert terrorism in Syria to all-out war – a war that could engulf, not just the region, but the entire world. The grotesque spectacle of those criminal regimes posing as upholders of international and human rights is sickening beyond words.
The warping of common morals and words into ugly inversions is consistent with the depraved world of criminality that the Western rogue states have imposed on the planet.
Every word, every action that comes from Washington, London and Paris betrays these liars. American Vice President Joe Biden feigns solemnity and says “there is no doubt” that the Syrian government forces of Bashar al Assad used chemical weapons of mass destruction last week, killing hundreds of civilians in “a heinous crime”.
Britain’s David Cameron grimaced and speaks of “appalling suffering caused by the Syrian regime” while French President Francois Hollande tries to sound statesmanlike, saying his country was “ready to punish” those responsible for “murdering innocents”.
Who are these butchers, mass murderers and liars to pose as defenders and protectors of humanity? Their cynicism and hypocrisy are astounding. The truly appalling thing is that the vast majority of sane, moral humanity has to endure listening to these psychopaths who hold the rest of us ransom with their criminal insanity.
Their fraudulence and duplicity pokes through the hollow, fake bombast. The White House says it is going to release “intel” to show the Syrian government’s culpability – but not before it had already dispatched warships to the coast off Syria.
So if the White House has evidence against Assad’s government, where is it? Why doesn’t Washington submit it to the UN chemical inspectors who are currently in Damascus trying to gather facts on the alleged gas incident last week?
American, British and French military chiefs meet their Saudi, Qatari, Turk and Israeli counterparts to draw up strike plans on Syria. It is done with a telling haste that demonstrates their reckless drive for another war before evidence and facts emerge showing that the perpetrators of last week’s chemical gas attack near Damascus were actually the al Qaeda death squads whom the Western media have cloaked with the risible identify of “Syrian rebels”.
Joe Biden says “no doubt” and Francois Hollande contends that “there is every reason to believe” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. So, which is? “No doubt” or “every reason to believe”? That hint of ambiguity nails the absolute lack of anything.
A few days ago, US officials were less convincing in their assessment, when one told the New York Times: “Based on the reported number of victims, reported symptoms… witness accounts… the US intelligence community and international partners… there is very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime.” In other words, the US and its criminal allies have simply watched dubious videos posted on Youtube and are now contriving justification for an otherwise criminal war on the Syrian people. This is gangsterism meets smoke-and-mirrors chicanery writ large.
Russia, Iran and Syria rightly demand that the Western rogue states present their supposed evidence. But the latter won’t comply because they don’t have any evidence. In a previous incident involving a chemical weapon on 19 March 2013 in the village of Khan al Assal, near Aleppo, the US, Britain and France also made accusations against the Syrian government. There were then similar bombastic claims of “no doubt”; and yet five months later there is still no independently verifiable substance from the Western states to back up those spurious claims.
Meanwhile, the Russia government study into the Khan al Assal attack – conducted to international standards with independently verifiable results – concluded that it was the Western-backed mercenaries who carried out that atrocity in which more than 25 were killed.
Another telling contradiction emanating from the West that betrays fraudulence is the assertion that the efforts of the UN chemical weapons inspectors – being fully facilitated by the Damascus government – is “too late” to establish the facts of the gas attack last week.
How is that investigation by UN experts within days of the incident too late, when Washington, London and Paris “concluded” their “secret tests” into the Khan al Assal attack some three months after that event?
Pathological liars can’t help themselves even when they sound ridiculous. Washington, London and Paris are telling the world that they are preparing a “carefully calibrated” blitz on Syria to “save civilians” and not aimed at “regime change”. Just like in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali where the West is conducting “humanitarian work”.
Hollande says the (Western-fomented) conflict in Syria is “a threat to world peace”, Barack Obama says it’s not “about regime change” and David Cameron says the military intervention “must not spread to the wider region”. These criminals can’t even be bothered getting their alibis consistent.
The timing of the expected military attack on Syria is said to have been delayed because Obama was working on his oration to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Martin Luther King “I have a dream” speech this week in Washington. Also, Western media speculated that there would be no cruise missiles slamming into Syria on Friday “out of respect for the Muslim day of prayer”. But bombs and missiles can then be expected to rain down over the weekend. The lunatics are indeed in charge of the asylum.
Finian Cunningham, is a columnist at Press TV and a Featured Writer on Dandelion Salad. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I think what we are all agreeing upon is the premise there are transnational criminals (non)secular (zion/muslim whaever more like old world aristocrats) who are playing a shell game/ponzi scheme. The Middle East is in perpetual conflict for a money reason (always follow the money-god-power worshippers. The Primary reason is oil and tax revenue, any instability is an externality (the voodoo science of economics). The Primary cause of all war and slavery and oppression. The planet has enough natural resources if used wisely can sustain everyone time something to the order of 10 times. Are we an advanced civilization or not, do people have to sell their lives (time) to have shelter (eco-safe), food, medical care and child care (family and friends)? Easy answer it seems to me. Hard work but the pay will be much better.
I work long and hard to be poor. Yet my wealth exceeds economics. Accounting is much more a science to me than economics.
We have to do away with all systems which continue to perpetuate unnatural value on non-essental resources, money and borders being chief.
The Zeitgeist Movement is a good place to look for some answers.
We must stop using their currencies, in short. we have to rely on each other-leaderless and yet we all lead. Stop buying new. Stop paying tax. Stop fighting. Find commonalities. Interdependence. Gandhi and MLK we correct…QUIT INDIA. We have no other choice but to continue the needless violence and hatreds.
Quit India, and keep interacting and communicating with each other.
There is a universe of difference ‘twixt ambition and aspiration.
Yesterday’s emergency debate about Syria in the House of Commons (& the Lords) signaled a significant historical sea-change in British politics in our so-called christian 21st century ~ although it is an indisputable evolutionary fact, that a couple of millennia actually only amount to only a negligible wobbling moment in the context of billions of years of planetary history in this arm of the galaxy.
If rational democracy can be said to have etched a toe-hold anywhere in our dismal brain-infested adolescent world, it was witnessed in yesterday’s debate; so we should commend the government for risking its neck, and the opposition for asserting their principled stand. The outcome was politically seismic.
The United States of America’s Secretary of State, John Forbes Kerry, announced to the world (through a corporate megaphone) a few days ago, that the use of “chemical weapons” in Syria (by Bashar al-Assad allegedly, but one assumes not personally by him of course) is a moral obscenity.
This memorable judgment was espoused by the official representative of the same USA that napalmed innocents in Vietnam.
Now Secretary Kerry should know about such criminal obscenity since he himself was there in South East Asia and also testified to the Senate Committee in 1971 about serial war atrocities ~
We await more evidence of Syrian horrors. A school was bombed by a jet with some sort of incendiary device on Monday near Aleppo causing agonizing burns and murderous injury to innocent youths.
This was certainly an aerial attack. So there are no moral or rational sides in Syria, there is only a psychopathology of abuse running rampant, a struggle to inflict ever more excessive pain. Yesterday, Cameron referred to at least 14, probably as many as 20 alleged incidents of chemical atrocities.
Cruise Tomahawk missiles are extremely unlikely to disperse an already dense fog of toxic disinformation nor halt these mortifying criminal breaches of Geneva conventions. Did anyone mention the consequences of depleted Uranium in Iraq, by the way, just as a measure of comparison?
No. there is only one way to begin to arrest this momentum of doom, and that is to starve the region of weapons and ammunition, to shame the regime by displaying all the evidence of it’s complicity and provocations. The bluff of Russia and Iran must be shredded by fact not fiction.
The key parties must be summoned to the negotiating table elsewhere, and the global powers charged to act as intelligent organisms should ~ with humane restraint, with unprecedented historical ingenium and uncompromising respect for life & liberty.
The misLeaders of the US (Fed/State/locale) have been using chemical weapons agains us – see Occupy – almost on a daily basis…pepper spray (toxic), tear gas, etc…they also use German Shepards (see Nazi’s) to sniff us out and attack us. They use coercion and all those other things everyday…every minute.
Hi Pressure water is a chemical weapon, anti-depressants all this stuff is the stuff off 21st Century slavery. Get used to it or QUIT.