By John Chuckman: America's Rediculous Posiition on Syria!
I read that an American Senator, Bob Menendez, wanted "to vomit" when he was supplied with a copy of Vladimir Putin's New York Times' op-ed piece about Syria. Well, I'm sure it wasn't just a matter of Sen. Mendez's delicate stomach: there have been many times in the past I wanted to vomit over something in The New York Times. It is, after all, an impossibly pretentious, often-dishonest publication faithfully serving America's military-industrial-intelligence complex, one which never fails to support America's countless wars, insurgencies, dirty tricks, and coups, all this while publicly flattering itself as a rigorous source of journalism and even a newspaper "of record." Many regard The Times as simply the most worn-out key of that thunderous public-relations instrument an ex-Agency official once called his "mighty Wurlitzer." Only in the antediluvian political atmosphere of America could The Times manage to have something of a reputation for being "liberal." Mr. Menendez, as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, holds a powerful position, one he has used in lockstep with President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to promote illegal war. Like them he blubbers about rights and democracy and ethics while planning death and destruction to people who have done nothing against the United States except disagreeing with it and being hated by that greatest single outside determinant of American foreign policy, Israel. Sen. Mendez's personal anecdote actually provides a perfect miniature replica of the entire operation of America's foreign affairs. American officials never fail to invoke words about democracy or human rights when addressing their next piece of dirty work or effort to pressure another people into doing what America wants. So naturally the Senator might be a bit upset over Putin's upstaging the top officials of the United States and proving himself the superior statesman and rational politician in every detail. First, every honest, well-read person, not trying to promote American special interests, knows there is no proof that Assad used chemical weapons. Absolutely none. Even as I write, an Australian newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, reports that the UN inspection team could find no evidence of chemical weapons used in the place cited by Syria's rebel army. A video which made the rounds among American allies and which purported to show the attack has been declared a fake by the U.N. Russia's secret services also declared it a fake. The only other bit of "evidence" worth mentioning is a supposed recording of Syrian officials provided to American officials by Mossad. Yes, that's Mossad, the very people who pride themselves on deception and who have a long track record of expertly using it, even in several cases successfully against the United States. You do not kill thousands of people and destroy a country's infrastructure citing rubbish kike that. Again, as I write this, a former British Ambassador, Craig John Murray, states that the United States has been deceived by Mossad with its purported recording and that Britain's super-sensitive listening post in Cyprus, vastly superior to Israel's listening assets, had picked up no such information. Germany, based on its secret service operations, also has publicly stated that Assad did not use chemical weapons.