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  • 10 Facts the Media Won’t Tell You About the War in Syria

    Pour les détails, suivre le lien.

    (ANTIMEDIA) Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative — albeit sparingly — but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict.

    10: Bashar al-Assad has a higher approval rating than Barack Obama

    9: The “moderate” opposition has been hijacked

    There is no longer such a thing as “moderate” opposition in Syria – if there ever was. The so-called Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has been dominated by extremists for years. (...)

    8: Assad never used chemical weapons on his own people

    A U.N. investigation into the first major chemical weapons attack committed in early 2013 — an atrocity the West immediately pinned on Assad — concluded the evidence suggested the attack was more likely committed by the Syrian opposition. (...)

    7: Toppling the Syrian regime was part of a plan adopted shortly after 9/11

    According to a memo disclosed by 4-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries within five years. The countries were Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Iran. (...)

    6: Iran and Syria have a mutual defense agreement

    5: Former Apple CEO is the son of a Syrian refugee [!!!]

    4: ISIS arose out of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, not the Syrian conflict

    3: Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia wanted to build a pipeline through Syria, but Assad rejected it

    2: Leaked phone calls show Turkey provides ISIS fighters with expensive medical care

    1: Western media’s main source for the conflict is a T-shirt shop in Coventry, England

    This is not a joke. If you follow the news, you most probably have heard the mainstream media quote an entity grandiosely called the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” (SOHR). This so-called “observatory” is run by one man in his home in Coventry, England — thousands of miles away from the Syrian conflict — yet is quoted by most respected Western media outlets (BBC, Reuters, The Guardian, and International Business Times, for example).



    Assad may be brutal — and should face trial for allegations of widespread human rights abuses — but this fact alone does not make the other circumstances untrue or irrelevant. People have the right to be properly informed before they allow themselves to be led down the road of more war in the Middle East, and consequently, more terror attacks and potential conflicts with Russia and China.

  • Europe Anticipates Renewed Hostilities in Ukraine | Al Jazeera America

    Retired U.S. General Wesley Clark, former commander of NATO, returned last month from a fact-finding journey to Kiev to convey to the Atlantic Council, a foreign affairs think tank in Washington, that Kiev authorities expect a Russian-led separatist offensive to launch sometime between Orthodox Easter, April 12, and the Russian celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Nazis’ surrender in World War II, on Victory Day, May 9.

    A Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) officer recently told a Kiev television audience to expect Russian terrorist activity on or about Orthodox Easter.

    Titre particulièrement mensonger : les éléments repris ci-dessus sont ceux qui indiquent l’imminence d’une reprise « d’activité terroriste ». Il faut donc comprendre : le gouvernement de Kiev anticipe une reprise des hostilités. Ce qui est en effet plus que probable, entre autres au vu de la volonté d’en découdre que manifestent certaines de ses composantes…

  • Pour mémoire, Wesley Clark sur Democracy Now en 2007: Predicting the wars Iraq, Lybia, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan and then Iran

    U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Lybia, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.

  • Il ne faudrait pas non plus perdre de vue les fondamentaux : le général Wesley Clark interviewé par Amy Goodman (Democracy Now !), 2 mars 2007 :

    So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with #Iraq, and then #Syria, #Lebanon, #Libya, #Somalia, #Sudan and, finishing off, #Iran.”

  • Signalé Par Dominique Vidal

    Court extrait d’une interview télévisée du général Westley Clark sur la décision de l’administration Bush d’attaquer l’Irak.

    Voici le lien et la transcription réalisée par l’assistant d’Avi, Max Thompson:

    Transcript Gen. Wesley Clark from the LRC Blog.
    transcribed 18 July 2011 by Max Thompson

    About 10 days after 9/11 I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the joint staff who used to work for me and one of the generals called me in and he said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second”
    I said, “well you’re too busy.”
    He said “No, no”, look he says, “we’ve made the decision. We’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September.
    I said, “we’re going to war with Iraq, why?”
    He said, “I don’t know.” [audience laughs]
    He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.”
    So I say, “well did they find some information connecting Saddam to Al Qaeda?”
    And he said “No, no,” he says, “there’s nothing new that way. They’ve just made the decision to go to war with Iraq”. He said, “I guess it’s like…we don’t know what to do about terrorists but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments”. And he said “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”
    So, I came back to see him a few weeks later. And by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan, I said “ are we still going to war in Iraq?”
    He said “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He said, he reached over on his desk and picked up a piece of paper, he said “I just”, he said “I just got this down from upstairs”, Meaning the Secretary of defence’s Office, “today.” And he said “this is a memo describes how we’re gonna take out 7 countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”.
    The truth is about the Middle East is has there been no oil there it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa, the problem is the opposite. We keep asking for people to intervene and stop it. And there’s, there’s no question that the presence of petroleum throughout the region has sparked great power involvement. Whether that was the specific motivation for the coup or not I can’t tell you, but, but, there was definitely there has always been this attitude that somehow we could intervene and use force in the region.

    #etatsunis #irak #afghanistan

  • #Wikileaks exposes US profiteering after #Haiti earthquake

    The most damning section of the earthquake cables appears at the end of one written on February 1, 2010, with a section titled “The Gold Rush is On!” The “veritable free-for-all” of profit-seekers included a sales presentation given to Haitian President Rene Preval by retired general and former US presidential candidate Wesley Clark on a model of cheap #housing that would supposedly shelter the poor from future earthquakes and hurricanes.

    c’est le capitalisme de catastrophe décrit par Naomi Klein ou encore Mike Davis