Obama Admins scurries to flip script

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Obama Admins scurries to flip script

(INTELLIHUB) — Major coordinated attacks on the President-elect’s character and judgement have been launched as of late Friday night, after the New York Times and Washington Post both released major disinformation pieces, citing how the C.I.A. has ruled with “high confidence” that the Russians helped sway the elections, creating Trump’s win.

Astonishingly, I predicted this exact scenario just an hour or more before the bombshell propaganda pieces were released, which can be seen in the following Tweet. (Click on the Tweet to see full context)

Now the C.I.A. is claiming that the Republican National Committee was hacked by the Russians in addition to the already purported Democratic National Committee hack, leading the Intelligence operatives to “believe” that the information was intentionally withheld by Wikileaks and or the Russians, which they claim thrusted Trump into the presidency.

Although it has also been reported that one senior government official had been briefed by the F.B.I. who found that attempts to penetrate the R.N.C. were unsuccessful, the C.I.A. is now claiming the opposite, in an attempt by the Obama Admin to flip the script.

Now the C.I.A. is claiming that the Republican National Committee was hacked by the Russians in addition to the already purported Democratic National Committee hack, leading the Intelligence operatives to “believe” that the information was intentionally withheld by Wikileaks and or the Russians, which they claim thrusted Trump into the presidency.

Although it has also been reported that one senior government official had been briefed by the F.B.I. who found that attempts to penetrate the R.N.C. were unsuccessful, the C.I.A. is now claiming the opposite, in an attempt by the Obama Admin to flip the script.

Additionally the New York Times reported:

“In briefings to the White House and Congress, intelligence officials, including those from the C.I.A. and the National Security Agency, have identified individual Russian officials they believe were responsible. But none have been publicly penalized.”

The New York Times went on to purport the following ‘fake news’ Friday, using haphazard terminology, which offers the publication an out, carefully writing how “cybersecurity companies believe”, meaning they actually have no proof they just “believe.” Just a play on words to push the new and patently false narrative.

Intelligence officials and private cybersecurity companies believe that the Democratic National Committee was hacked by two different Russian cyberunits. One, called “Cozy Bear” or “A.P.T. 29” by some Western security experts, is believed to have spent months inside the D.N.C. computer network, as well as other government and political institutions, but never made public any of the documents it took. (A.P.T. stands for “Advanced Persistent Threat,” which usually describes a sophisticated state-sponsored cyberintruder.)

The other, the G.R.U.-controlled unit known as “Fancy Bear,” or “A.P.T. 28,” is believed to have created two outlets on the internet, Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks, to make Democratic documents public. Many of the documents were also provided to WikiLeaks, which released them over many weeks before the Nov. 8 election.

In light of the recent propaganda push, President Obama has ordered Intelligence agencies to submit a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, which Obama may potentially use to stay in power by declaring the elections were rigged.

The President-elect is rejecting claims of Russian espionage, saying, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” which led to war and the deaths of over 600,000 people, according to a Lancet Survey.

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Boom! Dow Chemical CEO Announces New Plant in Michigan at Trump’s Grand Rapids Rally (VIDEO)

WINNING- WINNING- WINNING!…

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris spoke at Donald Trump’s Thank You rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday night.

Liveris will head up Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Council.

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During his speech Andrew Liveris announced Dow Chemical will invest a state of the art innovation center in Michigan.

Andrew Liveris: We’ve made a decision. We’re going to announce a state-of-the-art innovation center in Michigan. We’re going to put an R&D Center in place. This decision is because of this man and these policies. We could have waited. We could have put it anywhere in the world. Several hundred jobs on top of the thousands. We are not waiting. We are going ahead. We are going to use American hard work and American brains and we’re going to fight for the Dow company out of the USA… Mr. Trump, with the investments that you talk about. You’re paving the way with your administration with your policies to make it easier to do business in this country. Not a red tape country but a red carpet country for American businesses.

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Andrew Liveris is TERRIFIC!

Clinton’s relationship with Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is coming under scrutiny. Breitbart reported that Dow began partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative immediately after Hillary Clinton drafted a bill to regulate a chemical produced by Dow that Clinton said harms women and children. That bill died quietly, Clinton never brought it up again, and her financial relationship with Liveris continued.

The New York Times reported Friday:

In one exchange in July 2009, Ms. Abedin told Mrs. Clinton’s scheduler that Mr. Clinton “wants to be sure” that Mrs. Clinton would be able to see Andrew Liveris, the chief executive of Dow Chemical, at an event the next night. Dow Chemical has been one of the biggest donors to the Clinton Foundation, giving $1 million to $5 million, records show.

Ms. Abedin arranged what she called “a pull-aside” for Mr. Liveris to speak with Mrs. Clinton in a private room after she arrived to give a speech, according to the emails, which did not explain the reason for the meeting.

The person with knowledge of the issue said that this email chain also related to Mr. Clinton’s North Korea trip because Mr. Liveris had offered to let Mr. Clinton use his private plane.

Breitbart News reported in February:

Clinton wrote a letter to then-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Stephen L. Johnson on October 5, 2005 stating that children and seniors are vulnerable to the toxic effects of TCE, which is mostly used as a metal degreaser, and urging the EPA to take action to stop the chemical from harming people.

“Endicott, Hopewell Junction and Ithaca are known to be contaminated with volatile organic compounds where TCE is also known to be present,” Clinton’s Senate office said in a press release at the time touting her letter…

…On August 1, 2007, Clinton introduced the TCE Reduction Act of 2008 as the bill’s lead sponsor. The text of the bill made clear that “pregnant women, infants, and children” are vulnerable to TCE’s toxic effects…

Shortly after Clinton introduced her bill, the nation’s largest producer of TCE partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and eventually became a CGI sponsor.

“Dow is one of two companies that produce trichloroethylene in the United States,”according to Dow Chemical Company documents. “Dow produces trichloroethylene in Freeport, Texas. In 2011, global consumption of trichloroethylene was 429,500 metric tons (947 million pounds) versus global production capacity of 547,000 metric tons (1,206 million pounds).”

Dow Chemical pledged a $30 million loan guarantee for a clean-water program in India at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting. Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris announced the loan while appearing at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City between September 26-27, 2007, less than two months after Clinton introduced the TCE Reduction Act…

…Liveris hung around in Clinton-World and became a trusted friend to Hillary and Bill. Dow contributed between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2014.

Dow was a sponsor of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in 2010 and 2011. Liveris was a featured attendee at the 2012 meeting.

Liveris gave Bill Clinton use of a Dow company airplane in 2009 when the former president went to North Korea to successfully negotiate with Kim Jong Il for the release of two American journalists being held in the country.

Liveris allegedly bought $300 worth of flowers for Hillary Clinton personally and charged it to Dow Chemical, according to a recent whistleblower lawsuit against the company…

…Dow Chemical’s relationship with Clinton-World also extends to the private sector, where the company works with Teneo Holdings, the New York City corporate advisory firmfounded by notorious former Bill Clinton right-hand man Doug Band.

A former Dow employee claimed in a whistle-blower case that Dow began paying $16 million per year to Teneo while Teneo was working as a contractor for Liveris’ Greece-focused charity The Hellenic Initiative. Dow’s payments to Teneo reportedly ballooned from $2.8 million in 2011 to “at least $16 million” in 2012. For its part, Dow says its payments to Teneo grew because of consolidating and streamlining contracts in Teneo’s hands, thus saving Dow money.

Syria conflict: US urges ‘grace’ as Aleppo’s fall nears

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Image captionMany elderly and sick people have been trapped for weeks because of the fighting

The US secretary of state has called on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to “show a little grace” as their forces close in on the remaining rebel-held area of the city of Aleppo.

John Kerry was speaking after a meeting in Paris of governments that back the Syrian opposition.

Latest reports from the city say the rebel enclave is being hit by repeated air and rocket strikes.

Civilians are said to be streaming out of the city in large numbers.

The Paris meeting on Syria was attended by officials from the US, Europe and some Arab countries.

They renewed calls for the Syrian government and Russia, whose forces are backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, to allow people to leave Aleppo.

Russia says the exodus from the rebel-held eastern parts of Aleppo is growing amid the push by the Syrian army to regain control of the whole city.

About 50,000 civilians have fled the rebel enclave over the past two days, a Russian defence spokesman said.

He added that more than 1,000 rebels had laid down their arms as pro-government forces closed in.

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Mr Kerry said: “Russia and Assad have a moment where they are in a dominant position to show a little grace.

“I believe there could be a way forward but it depends on big, magnanimous choices from Russia.”

His British counterpart, Boris Johnson, said: “Although the deterioration of the situation in Aleppo will be a setback for the Syrian opposition, it will not change the fundamentals of the conflict.

“There can be no military solution in Syria. We must keep pushing for a return to a political process with the credibility necessary for all parties to commit to an end to all the fighting.”

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says the language suggests the US government and its allies are resigned to an imminent Syrian government victory in Aleppo, and can do little more than plead for it to allow safe passage out of the city for opposition fighters.

The Russian military says the Syrian government now controls 93% of Aleppo.

The intensification in fighting in recent weeks has forced tens of thousands to seek refuge in government-controlled territory.

On Friday the UN estimated that up to 100,000 people had been squeezed into an “ever-shrinking” rebel pocket in eastern Aleppo with little or no access to food or medical care.

Syria’s government has said it is ready to resume dialogue with the opposition but without “external intervention or preconditions”.

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Image captionEastern Aleppo has been encircled by government-backed forces since July

Aleppo was once Syria’s largest city and its commercial and industrial hub before the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011.

It has been divided roughly in two since mid-2012. But in the past year, Syrian troops broke the deadlock with the help of Iranian-backed militias and Russian air strikes.

Elsewhere in Syria, militants from the so-called Islamic State group have been advancing on Syrian government positions in the countryside around the ancient city of Palmyra.

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

“It seems that the UK government has lost an objective view of what is happening in Syria, including Aleppo, due to Russophobia,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday, noting that the UK has not sent “a single gram of flour, any medicine or blankets to help” civilians in Aleppo during the whole Syrian conflict.

“If the UK government really wants to send humanitarian aid to residents in the eastern neighborhoods [of Aleppo], it has all conditions for doing this, just tell us where it [the aid] has been held up.”

“If there is no such British humanitarian aid for Aleppo, then don’t obstruct others from helping,” he added.

According to Konashenkov, since November 28, Syrian troops have liberated almost half of Aleppo’s neighborhoods from terrorist and rebel militants.

More than 90,000 civilians have been rescued in these areas, he said, presenting statistics from the Russian Defense Ministry. Over 28,000 civilians, including 14,000 minors, have fled the rebel-controlled neighborhoods of east Aleppo, he added.

“All this time, the residents of the eastern neighborhoods [of Aleppo] have been receiving humanitarian aid, medicine, and warm clothes from the Russian Centre for Reconciliation and the Syrian government on a daily basis,” Konashenkov said.

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman had claimed that Russia is, in effect, blocking aid intended for Aleppo’s civilians.

“The Syrian regime and their influencers [be it Russia, or others] are preventing aid” from reaching the city, she said, alleging that they are doing this in two ways.

 

UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria

Syrians evacuated from eastern Aleppo, rest inside a shelter in government controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria November 30, 2016. © Omar Sanadiki
The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.

“It seems that the UK government has lost an objective view of what is happening in Syria, including Aleppo, due to Russophobia,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday, noting that the UK has not sent “a single gram of flour, any medicine or blankets to help” civilians in Aleppo during the whole Syrian conflict.

“If the UK government really wants to send humanitarian aid to residents in the eastern neighborhoods [of Aleppo], it has all conditions for doing this, just tell us where it [the aid] has been held up.”

“If there is no such British humanitarian aid for Aleppo, then don’t obstruct others from helping,” he added.

According to Konashenkov, since November 28, Syrian troops have liberated almost half of Aleppo’s neighborhoods from terrorist and rebel militants.

More than 90,000 civilians have been rescued in these areas, he said, presenting statistics from the Russian Defense Ministry. Over 28,000 civilians, including 14,000 minors, have fled the rebel-controlled neighborhoods of east Aleppo, he added.

“All this time, the residents of the eastern neighborhoods [of Aleppo] have been receiving humanitarian aid, medicine, and warm clothes from the Russian Centre for Reconciliation and the Syrian government on a daily basis,” Konashenkov said.

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman had claimed that Russia is, in effect, blocking aid intended for Aleppo’s civilians.

“The Syrian regime and their influencers [be it Russia, or others] are preventing aid” from reaching the city, she said, alleging that they are doing this in two ways.

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The Russian Ministry of Defense says the UN stopped offering humanitarian aid deliveries to east Aleppo after more than 40 percent of the territory previously controlled by militants was recaptured…

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“One, they [the influences], in a sense that the Syrian regime backed by Russia are not agreeing to a halt or a cessation of hostilities so that you can get aid in, so by that they are stopping it. Two, if you look at the actions they have taken at the UN Security Council, they vetoed a resolution that called for aid to be brought into Aleppo and to end the bombardment of Aleppo,” she said.

The Syrian army is currently engaged in a major operation to liberate eastern Aleppo from rebel militants and terrorists from Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria that has recently renamed itself Jabhat al-Nusra.

This week saw a breakthrough for the Russian-backed Syrian operation to free eastern Aleppo, which has allowed tens of thousands of civilians in the recaptured districts to get access to humanitarian aid, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.

Letter ‘written by US Confederate officer 150 years ago predicted first two World Wars and said the third would be between Islamic leaders and the West’

Mystery surrounds a letter said to have been written in 1871 which predicted the First and Second World Wars and claims the third global conflict will be between the West and Islam.

The bizarre predictions say the First World War, which began in 1914, was triggered by the mysterious Illuminati hoping to bring down Russia’s reign of Tsars.

It then says the Second World War – which came to fruition in 1939 – would be fomented many years later by a clash between Fascists and Zionists.

Albert Pike's letter, written in 1871, purportedly predicted the first and second world wars

The predictions are said to have been penned by Confederate officer and Freemason Albert Pike in 1871 in his correspondence to Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Mazzini, The Sun reported.

However, some have declared the letter a hoax – claiming many terms that feature in the letter were not in regular use in 1871 and that there are no primary sources to vouch for its authenticity.

The letter purportedly states: ‘The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism.’

Written in 1871, the statement would appear to accurately predict the Russian Revolution of 1917, which overthrew the Tsarist leadership and led to the creation of the communist Soviet Empire.

This occurred three years after the outbreak of the First World War which contributed to heightened political unrest at home and discontent towards the country’s ruling elite.

It goes on: ‘The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists.

‘This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.

‘During the Second World War, international communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.’

This has been interpreted as a reference to the Nazi Party and the suffering Europe’s Jewish population underwent at its behest.

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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (left) by Gavrilo Princip (right) led to the First World War when the world powers tumbled into war with another

Albert Pike claimed the First World War (pictured) was actually orchestrated in order to overthrow the power of the Tsars in Russia and establish it as a balancing force of communism Albert Pike claimed the First World War (pictured) was actually orchestrated in order to overthrow the power of the Tsars in Russia and establish it as a balancing force of communism.

In turn, this did lead to the creation of Israel in the state of Palestine and also saw the collapse of Nazism.

Communism would then be used in ‘balancing Christendom’, Pike allegedly claimed, in a possible reference to the Cold War.

Finally, the letter states a Third World War will occur between the ‘political Zionists’ and the ‘leaders of the Islamic world’.

‘The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam [the Muslim Arabic World] and political Zionism [the State of Israel] mutually destroy each other.

‘Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion.

The Second World War was said to be referenced in the letter as an event that would establish communism as a 'balancing' force to the 'Christendom' of the West The Second World War was said to be referenced in the letter as an event that would establish communism as a ‘balancing’ force to the ‘Christendom’ of the West

Bombshell: UN Orders Immediate Release Of Julian Assange

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The United Nations has dealt a bitter blow to the UK government, ordering them to immediately release Julian Assange from his “illegal detention”.

The UN rejected a UK appeal against its previous ruling in favor of Assange as “inadmissible,” which means that both the UK and Sweden will be forced to free the WikiLeaks founder with immediate effect.

Now that all appeals are exhausted, I expect that the UK and Sweden will comply with their international obligations and set me free,” Julian Assange said in a statement.

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Swedish authorities want to bring Assange in for questioning over alleged sexual misconduct in 2010. The US also wants access to him for a “multi subject investigation” into Wikileaks. And Sweden refused to guarantee that it would not extradite Assange to the US if he travelled to the country to face the accusations against him.

Ecuador gave Assange asylum in 2012, and he has now been in its London embassy for over four years. The UK government has said authorities will arrest him if he tries to leave, and has routinely stationed police at the embassy.

Assange has repeatedly offered for questioning by Swedish prosecutors to take place in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Swedish authorities finally scheduled an interview at the embassy earlier in November.

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The UN said the appeal made by the UK was “not admissible“. Its decision also confirms that the UK is in breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); and it will continue to be if the detention doesn’t end. The UDHR is part of international law, which is legally binding.

The website Justice for Assange detailed the WikiLeaks founder’s response to the rejection:

Now that all appeals are exhausted I expect that the UK and Sweden will comply with their international obligations and set me free. It is an obvious and grotesque injustice to detain someone for six years who hasn’t even been charged with an offence.

Whether the UK authorities will abide by the judgement is as yet unknown. But the pressure is now on. If the UK ignores the ruling, it will be publicly flouting international law. And its ability to wag its finger at other countries that do the same will mean absolutely nothing.

Now we will see just how wedded to universal standards the UK really is.

Media Silent as House Passes Resolution for Syrian No-Fly Zone — Provoking War with Russia

Hillary Clinton’s loss was a shock to the purveyors of U.S. military hegemony, who saw in her an easier path to keep the Syria conflict going. Secretary of State Clinton was instrumental in the early days of Syria intervention, in 2010 making a series of demands for Syria to get in line behind the U.S. vision for the Middle East. Image result for syria no fly zone

When Bashar al-Assad refused to roll over, regime change became the talking point of Washington think tanks and mainstream media echo chambers. Clinton promised during her campaign to ramp up action in Syria, to the delight of the same neocons who brought the Iraq invasion. She acknowledged that many civilians would die if the U.S. set up a no-fly zone.

Establishment of a no-fly zone is the next crucial step toward full-scale war. It would mean Syrian planes could not fly in their own airspace and would bring the disturbing prospect of U.S. planes shooting down Russian planes — which are operating there on invitation from Syria to help battle ISIS.

Soon after the presidential election, key warmongers in Congress began formulating plans to make increased conflict a near certainty, complete with the kind of propaganda peddled before the Iraq attack. While everyone was distracted by the election of Trump, six representatives took advantage of the lame-duck session and suspended “normal rules” to bring us H.R. 5732.

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 includes Section 303, titled: Assessment of potential effectiveness of and requirements for the establishment of safe zones or a no-fly zone in Syria.

Late in the day, on Nov. 15, one week after the U.S. elections, the lame-duck Congress convened in special session with normal rules suspended so the House could pass House Resolution 5732, the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act” calling for intensifying the already harsh sanctions on Syria, assessing the imposition of a “no fly zone” inside Syria (to prevent the Syrian government from flying) and escalating efforts to press criminal charges against Syrian officials…

Most strikingly, the resolution calls for evaluating and developing plans for the United States to impose a “no fly zone” inside Syria, a sovereign nation, an act of war that also would violate international law as an act of aggression. It also could put the U.S. military in the position of shooting down Russian aircraft.

The suspension of rules procedure is supposed to be used for “non-controversial” bills such as naming Post Offices, but this small group of lawmakers used it to pass a drastically important bill. The blatant abuse of power shows the desperation in the neocon ranks.

Donald Trump has spoken out against regime change, but considering his unpredictable behavior, the actual position of his coming administration is anybody’s guess. Trump’s pick of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser is not a good portent.

Earlier this month, Flynn strongly supported Turkish President Erdogan in an op-ed at The Hill, suggesting he is under siege by “radical Islam” and desperately needs our help. Flynn seemed to dismiss Erdogan’s crackdown on political dissidents and the dubious circumstances of the attempted coup which allowed Erdogan to solidify his power.

It may be no coincidence that just days ago, Turkey — a NATO ally — urged to U.S. to move forward with a no-fly zone in Syria. Incidentally, no one seems to have paid attention to a damning investigative report finding that the “Turkish government under President Erdogan is covertly providing direct military, financial and logistical support to ISIS, even while claiming to fight the terror network.”

While both Russian and U.S. bombings have resulted in civilian deaths, completely missing in the Western narrative on Syria is how U.S. intervention in the interest of regime change was the catalyst for today’s hellish conditions in that country, and the resulting flood of Syrian refugees.

As we have reported before, the Pentagon nurtured the Salafist sect in eastern Syria — to help the U.S. and its allies achieve regime change – and these extremists went on to become the violent terror group called ISIS.

 

n order to keep the American public ignorant of reality in Syria, and to maintain the specter of terrorism in order to justify massive military spending, politicians’ propaganda must be so complete they believe it themselves.

This was demonstrated during the 40-minute “debate” session among the six lawmakers who pushed the bill through.

They claimed the Obama administration has been “sitting back and doing nothing” as violence worsens, and Assad is “killing millions of his citizens.” All of this is, of course, false.

 

“By late 2011, the U.S. was actively coordinating, training and supplying armed opposition groups. When Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan government was toppled in fall 2011, the CIA oversaw the diversion of Libyan weapons to the Syrian armed opposition, as documented in the Defense Intelligence Agency report of October 2012.

These weapons transfers were secret. For the public record, it was acknowledged that the U.S. was supplying communications equipment to the armed opposition while U.S. “allies” — Saudi Arabia and Qatar — were supplying the weaponry. This is one reason that Saudi purchases of weapons skyrocketed during this time period; they were buying weapons to replace those being shipped to the armed opposition in Syria. It was very profitable for U.S. arms manufacturers.

Huge weapons transfers to the armed opposition in Syria have continued to the present, with the U.S. government even more directly involved. This past spring, Janes Defense reported the details of a U.S. delivery of 2.2 million pounds of ammunition, rocket launchers and other weaponry to the armed opposition.

So, the political claims that the U.S. has been inactive are baseless. In reality, the U.S. has done everything short of a direct attack on Syria. And the U.S. military is starting to cross that line. On Sept. 17, the U.S. air coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on the Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor, killing 80 Syrian soldiers and enabling ISIS to launch an attack on the position. Claims that it was a “mistake” are highly dubious.”

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the actual death toll as: “killed pro-Syrian forces – 108,000; killed anti-government forces – 105,000; killed civilians – 89,000.

In no way is this downplaying the significance of these horrible deaths at the hands of warring forces. But it is extremely important to point out the highly exaggerate claims of U.S. politicians in their push to bring even more death and destruction to Syria.

The Friends Committee for National Legislation analyzed House Resolution 5732 and found it would make a peace agreement more difficult, not less.

Any peace agreement that leaves Bashar al-Assad in power would be seen as a failure of U.S. hegemonic foreign policy, which has pushed regime change for years. It would also be seen as a victory for Russia, which is helping Assad fight ISIS and U.S.-funded “moderate rebels” attempting to overthrown Assad.

Even the title of the resolution — ‘Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act’ – is based on a CIA-funded propaganda hoax involving alleged torture photos that was used to sabotage a 2014 effort at peace negotiations.

Unsurprisingly, the Israel lobby is campaigning for the passage of HR5732, as Israel is officially at war with Syria and continues to illegally occupy the Syrian Golan Heights. Removing Assad would make things easier for Israel to permanently seize this fossil fuel-rich area, and would strike a blow to its perceived enemies in Lebanon and Iran.

Despite the grave ramifications of HR 5732, the media is silent. The media outlets now professing to hold the monopoly on real journalism have not said a word about the shocking abuse of “suspended rules” in the House, and the utter propaganda being spewed out by lawmakers, to save their crusade for regime change in Syria — even if it means World War III.