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U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor. White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths. Residents inspect damaged buildings in what activists say was a U.S. strike in Kafr Daryan, in Syria's Idlib Province, … The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths

A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children, were killed when a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria's Idlib province on the morning of Sept. 23. Read. Mr Hain: Indeed.


We tried to, but the Americans took no notice, frankly. In the Syrian horror from which ISIL has sprung, of course Assad’s forces have unleashed waves of terror, but his jihadist opponents too have committed terrible atrocities. How ISIS finally became Obama’s enemy. The Truth About U.S. Air Strikes on Syria With Syrian Girl. Sociopaths united: the West versus ISIS is a marriage made in hell. Beneath the veneer of humanitarianism, the United States, Britain and their allies are no less sociopathic than the enemies they propose to ‘hunt down’ and eliminate.

Sociopaths united: the West versus ISIS is a marriage made in hell

In Don de Lillo’s 1991 novel Mao II, the writer-protagonist Bill Gray declares: ‘ Years ago I thought it was possible for a novelist to alter the inner life of the culture. Now bomb-makers and gunmen have taken over that territory. They make raids on human consciousness.’ De Lillo was writing at a time when the notion that the world had entered an ‘age of terror’ was already firmly embedded in the political and security discourse of the late twentieth century, and governments, ‘terrorism experts’, security analysts and thinktanks agonized over the supposedly morbidly-reinforcing and symbiotic relationship between ‘international terrorism’ and the mass media. Both arguments were based on the same essential fallacy: that terrorists were like toddlers and if they were ignored they would go away and stop doing it.

How 13 years of America's shameful record in the Middle East created ISIS. ISIS lives and breathes and grows across the Middle East, says Tom Englehardt, in ways that should illuminate just what the war on terror has really delivered.

How 13 years of America's shameful record in the Middle East created ISIS

WHATEVER your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now. After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!) , an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a rock star, rising poverty, weakening wages, and a growing inequality gap just to start what could be a long list. 'Not Even Close To Reality' - Filtering Sources On The Syrian War.

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'Not Even Close To Reality' - Filtering Sources On The Syrian War

Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed. The REAL Reason Israel Attacked Syria. Rand Paul Debates With John Kerry Over Syria Foreign Relations Commitee. Did the White House help plan the Syrain chemical attack? Jordanian king dismisses 4 officers over passing sensitive info to Syria.

Syria crisis: UN's Del Ponte says evidence rebels 'used sarin' 6 May 2013Last updated at 11:06 ET Carla Del Ponte: "I was a little bit stupefied by the first indication of the use of nerve gas by the opposition" Testimony from victims of the conflict in Syria suggests rebels have used the nerve agent, sarin, a leading member of a UN commission of inquiry has said.

Syria crisis: UN's Del Ponte says evidence rebels 'used sarin'

Carla Del Ponte told Swiss TV that there were "strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof". Ms Del Ponte did not rule out the possibility that government forces might also have used chemical weapons. Later, the commission stressed that it had "not reached conclusive findings" as to their use by any parties. "As a result, the commission is not in a position to further comment on the allegations at this time," a statement added. Syrian Military seizes Sarin Gas from " rebels " Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- The Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reports that the Syrian Army has seized two containers with Sarin nerve gas.

Syrian Military seizes Sarin Gas from " rebels "

The seizure of the banned chemical followed the recent seizure of two cylinders with Sarin from 12 members of the Jabhat al-Nusrah front by Turkish law-enforcement officers. The evidence trail may lead to Saudi-Arabia and Malaysia. Russia and Syria continue demanding full and independent investigations. Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports. The Disastrous Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria. The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage sails near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during daily flight operations off Oman on February 7, 2009, in a photo from the US Navy website.

The Disastrous Consequences of a U.S. Military Attack on Syria

Half of all Americans believe President Barack Obama should no September 2, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Its 4am and I can’t sleep, just like 10 years ago when President Bush was telling the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the United States must invade and occupy Iraq to rid humanity of these weapons.

US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict , 31 August 2013. Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

US's Kerry caught using fake photos to fuel Syrian conflict , 31 August 2013

Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The Secretary of State forgot to mention, however, that this photo was taken during US intervention in Iraq back in 2003. The photo which was later retracted was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime. However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq. It was not related to Syrian deaths whatsoever and was later retracted. 'Stop bombing!' The Russian view on a Syria strike - video. Farrakhan speaks on Syria; Warns Obama, John Kerry, U.S. Government. Secretary of State John Kerry, that photo was Iraq in 2003. Owned by photographer, Marco di Lauro, Toxic Catch: Syria rebels' chemical lab uncovered near Damascus.

Exclusive: Secret Turkish nerve center leads aid to Syria rebels. Live cross Syria chemical attack claim. Ron Paul: Syria Chemical Attack A 'False Flag' Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists reports Syria war. Syria, the Saudi connection: The Prince with close ties to Washington at the heart of the push for war - Middle East - World. Appointed by the Saudi king, his uncle, last year as the head of the Saudi General Intelligence Agency, Prince Bandar has reportedly for months been focused exclusively on garnering international support, including arms and training, for Syrian rebel factions in pursuit of the eventual toppling of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria, the Saudi connection: The Prince with close ties to Washington at the heart of the push for war - Middle East - World

It is a long-term Saudi goal, that in the past several days has been subsumed by the more immediate crisis over the purported use of chemical weapons by Damascus, which, according to Riyadh, must be met by a stern response. That message is being delivered to President Barack Obama by the current Saudi Ambassador in Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, who is a Bandar protégé. Saudi Prince Bandar asked Israeli PM Ehud Olmert to move against Hizbullah. Prince Bandar threatens Blair with terrorism. Prince Bandar coup d'état failed after turning in favor of Putin's Russia. 1. BAE Secretly Paid £1bn Kickback to Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan : (Cover-up Exposed) His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan. His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz is Chief of General Intelligence and Secretary-General of the National Security Council. Prince Bandar was appointed Chief of General Intelligence by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on July 19, 2012 and has served as Secretary-General of the National Security Council since October 16, 2005.

Prior to his appointment, Prince Bandar served as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America from October 24, 1983 to September 8, 2005. Prince Bandar was born in Saudi Arabia on March 2, 1949, at Taif, the summer capital of the Kingdom, the son of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General. He is married to Princess Haifa Bint Faisal. He has four sons and four daughters. Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: Report. Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta say Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an al-Qaeda linked terrorist group which they blame for the August 21 chemical attack in the region, a Mint Press News report says. The article co-authored by a veteran AP reporter, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via Saudi spymaster Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud.

The report quoted the father of a militant as saying that his son and 12 others were killed inside a tunnel used to store weapons supplied by a Saudi militant leader, known as Abu Ayesha. SYRIA: Saudi Prince Bandar Behind Chemical Attacks. Bandar Bush threatens President Putin with Sochi terrorist attack. The truth goes to oil and it has its roots in the relationship between former CIA director George Bush Senior’s family and Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan also named “Bandar Bush” by the Bush clan. This story has implications on the events 9-11, Bush and his being placed into power, the entire War on Terror paradigm and the acts of aggressive war by the United States and its allies on Iraq and Afghanistan. It also affects everything from the entire Middle East upheaval, Sunni/Shia strife, the death of Hugo Chavez, the attack on the Boston Marathon, the death of Litvinenko, Princess Diana, terrorist attacks by Chechens and the true nature of al-Qaeda.

The conversation between President Putin and the “Bushie” was apparently released to the Russian press and then made its rounds and gives a rare glimpse into the real conversations that take place between world leaders before the handshakes, smiles and photo opportunities. He continued: “We have lost some regimes. Syria-the-saudi-connection-the-prince-with-close-ties-to-washington-at-the-heart-of-the-push-for-war-8785049. Saudi Prince Bandar delivered Israeli chemicals to Syrian terrorists - official. Hello! This is John Robles, I’m speaking with an anonymous member of the Libyan Defense Ministry. Robles: Hello Sir! Reports: Saudi Prince Bandar Using US to Topple Syria's Assad. According to reports in Mint Press News made by veteran Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak, the chemical attack came from Syrian rebel arms by Prince Bandar, not the Assad regime.

Gavlak writes, "The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly targeted civilians. U.S. warships are stationed in the Mediterranean Sea to launch military strikes against Syria in punishment for carrying out a massive chemical weapons attack. The U.S. and others are not interested in examining any contrary evidence, with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday that Assad's guilt was 'a judgment … already clear to the world.'" Gavlak's report states that the U.S. is not interested in differing opinion, despite evidence that points to Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar.

All-Out War? Iran vows 'immediate destruction' of Israel if Syria attacked. Putin to (Nobel Prize winner) Obama: 'Think about future Syria victims' (FULL VIDEO) Syria proposes 'WMD-free zone' Posted Thu 17 Apr 2003, 5:54am AEST. Bill Richardson: We Need A "Coalition Of The Willing" For Attack On Syria. Posted on August 31, 2013 <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Washington’s threats to attack Syria unacceptable – Russia. The Four $1.8 Billion Destroyers Circling Syria. Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal. Syrian Rebels Battle Jihadi Groups In Aleppo. Attack on Syria may cause massive damage to the US. Their strategy was failing, like all of their strategies are bound to fail because they lack vision and true understanding of the world and its people. They created a red line, most likely launched a black operation to make that red line a reality and now with extreme desperate irrational urgency, they want to carry out their plan to attack Syria.

That is their goal, they set it, and no matter what happens they will obtusely carry it out without regard for the consequences and without forward planning. US ready to decide on military action in Syria 'on our own' - White House. Published time: August 30, 2013 00:20 Edited time: August 30, 2013 08:36. Dmitry Minin - The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis - Strategic Culture Foundation - on-line journal > The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis. Russia: West is acting in Muslim world like a 'monkey with a grenade'

Syria vote: A savage defeat for David Cameron... and he brought it on himself. By Max Hastings PUBLISHED: 22:25 GMT, 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 30 August 2013 The Grand Old Duke of York marched his men to the top of the hill, then marched them down again. Britain’s Prime Minister last week promised cruise missile strikes on Syria and recalled Parliament early from its summer break to authorise our participation. Not a ‘slam dunk’: US intelligence can’t prove Assad used chemical weapons. UK intervention 'permitted' - even without UN backing. MPs vote down military intervention in Syria: Politics live blog. Already some commentators are saying that this is a rare example of a Commons vote that is genuinely historic, one with serious repercussions that will reverberate for years. (See 10.55pm.) Trying to sum up the consequences when the division lists are still be written up is bound to be a flawed exercise, but here are some initial thoughts on what it means.

Cabinet frustration over Syria vote as Cameron misreads Tory party's mood. George Galloway - 2013-08-29 Parliament on Syria [couchtripper] DN! AMY GOODMAN: You also have an interesting front-page—well, the New York Daily News has a great front-page headline. US on 'slippery ground’: Taking license with R2P in Syria — RT Op-Edge. Fool Me Twice, Shame on US. A former U.S. soldier in Iraq, speaks with Syrian community in Ca. Syria: Chemical Weapons Expert Jean Pascal Zanders Says Gas Might Not Be Sarin, Urges Caution. Anonymous - Syria & The Drums of War. EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack.