In a piece that was rejected by both the New Yorker and Washington Post, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh writes that the Obama Administration cherry-picked Syria intelligence and that President Barack Obama misled the American public on the case that the Assad regime were the ones guilty of using sarin gas.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 8:55 am|
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 27, 2013 7:05 pm|
Never underestimate the sheer might of AIPAC, Bibi, and the Neocons…!
|By: yellowsnapdragon Tuesday November 19, 2013 3:20 pm|
When the United States decided against a military strike on Assad’s forces in Syria and settled instead for an agreement to disarm Assad of his chemical weapons, a new problem arose. Where were the Syrian chemical weapons to be taken for destruction? Last week we learned that the United States asked Albania to accept and dismantle Assad’s chemical arsenal
|By: CTuttle Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00 pm|
Iran has said it is ready to call for the withdrawal of foreign fighters in Syria.
|By: CTuttle Saturday November 2, 2013 5:00 pm|
Hearts and Mind’ campaign in the MENA.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:20 pm|
After throwing a literally royal tantrum at the United Nations, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has put the United States on notice that there will be further consequences for not following orders and bombing the Assad government in Syria. The Sunni-based Saudis wanted US assistance in helping them dominate the Middle East over their sectarian rivals the Shiite-based Iranians. The US public was disinterested as was a sizable portion of the the US military industrial complex.
|By: DSWright Friday October 18, 2013 6:40 am|
Saudi Arabia did everything it could to bring the US into war with Syria in hopes of weakening its regional foe Iran. But the American people stood up and thanks to a (possibly unintentional) public statement by Secretary of State Kerry and fast action by Russia, the UN is now destroying chemical weapons within Syria. Much like the 2003 Iraq War the pretext for US military involvement in Syria rested on weapons of mass destruction or, more bluntly, the US screaming “he’s got a gun” hoping to scare everyone, including the American people, into war. But now WMDs are being dealt with and any pretext the Obama Administration had to do Saudia Arabia’s bidding has gone up in smoke.
Needless to say the Saudis aren’t happy
|By: DSWright Monday October 7, 2013 11:44 am|
After the Assad government in Syria responded to a (likely unscripted) ultimatum by Secretary of State Kerry by agreeing to destroy their chemical weapons, the CIA is stepping up military aid to the people trying to overthrow Assad. Talk about mixed messages – please give up those dangerous weapons so we can help destroy you. It remains unclear if the US is being wildly incompetent, dishonest, or both.
|By: CTuttle Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00 pm|
Did you catch that Calvinball shift?
|By: fairleft Wednesday October 2, 2013 4:04 pm|
Obviously the Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In the quickest thinking diplomatic moment of all time, he literally prevented an imminent war by taking advantage of a U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bonehead error, where Kerry sneered/joked that aggressive U.S. war on Syria would be called off only if “every single bit” of Syria’s chemical weapons were eliminated in a week. More details are in Syria calls John Kerry’s bluff, agrees to turn over its chemical weapons to UN.