"We’re INVOLVED in a war on Syria and you’re being LIED TO again. Just like Iraq’s one man go-to source for information Ahmed Chalabi the bank swindler, Rami Abdelrahman is not the “head” of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights where the west seems to get ALL OF it’s information about casualty figures, he *IS* the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, run out of his UK-based house as a one-man operation basing his information about Syrian government “brutality” on reports from people HE apparently knows but no one else does."
— (Quote by yours truly) Source: Land Destroyer
"Every word of today’s insane NYT editorial “Bomb North Korea” reads like a 2002-3 Jonathan Chait “Bomb Iraq” piece.
— Mark Ames @ The eXiled (Mankind’s Only Alternative)
"Do you remember?
10 years ago the prostitutes of the Western Media ‘came out of the closet’ as a de facto Ministry of Lies and still to this day have NOT apologized to their respective citizens. If you read the news today you’ll see them ignore and/or rationalize their own UNPATRIOTIC TREACHERY AND DERELICTION OF JOURNALISTIC DUTY that led the citizens of many industrialized nations into the ‘slow motion diplomacy train wreck’ to end all ‘wrecks’.
Mayhem aside (and honestly it’s not easy for me to ‘put it aside’), if the Western powers DID want to secure the continued supply of reasonably priced oil and other extractive resources from the region there could NOT have been a LESS EFFECTIVE WAY to do it, and as can be clearly seen now, the sociopaths who control the levers of power in the industrial world DIDN’T shoot THEMSELVES in the foot.
They amputated a whole “leg” of the global civilian economy for their own monetary benefit."
Razer Ray @ Auntie Imperial’s News & Blog Review
Paul Craig Roberts:
March 19, 2013. Ten years ago today the Bush regime invaded Iraq. It is known that the justification for the invasion was a packet of lies orchestrated by the neoconservative Bush regime in order to deceive the United Nations and the American people.
The US Secretary of State at that time, General Colin Powell, has expressed his regrets that he was used by the Bush regime to deceive the United Nations with fake intelligence that the Bush and Blair regimes knew to be fake. But the despicable presstitute media has not apologized to the American people for serving the corrupt Bush regime as its Ministry of Propaganda and Lies.
It is difficult to discern which is the most despicable, the corrupt Bush regime, the presstitutes that enabled it, or the corrupt Obama regime that refuses to prosecute the Bush regime for its unambiguous war crimes, crimes against the US Constitution, crimes against US statutory law, and crimes against humanity… [Read More: Iraq After Ten Years
"The illegitimacy of a much touted Western “Human Rights” organization… It gets lost in the ‘fog of war’ and the fog of dis-informed minds.
“As in the case of other armed conflicts, Human Rights Watch thus does not support or oppose the threatened war with Iraq. We do not opine on whether the dangers to civilians in Iraq and neighboring countries of launching a war are greater or lesser than the dangers to U.S. or allied civilians—or, ultimately, the Iraqi people—of not launching one. We make no comment on the intense debate surrounding the legality of President George Bush’s proposed doctrine of ‘pre-emptive self-defense’ or the need for U.N. Security Council approval of a war."
“Human Rights Watch” Policy on Iraq
As a friend of mine so aptly put it
Imagine the Nazi equivalent to HRW, ca. 1938, arguing that HRW-Deutschland took no position on the imminent German military aggression against Czechoslovakia, because it couldn’t decide whether a Czechoslovakia, without German military invasion, would be more or less well-off than a Czechoslovakia after a German military invasion!