The Truth About Syria: A Manufactured War Against An Independent Country

The people of the world should ask Western leaders and their allies: Why are you prolonging this war? Why do you continue funding and enabling the terrorists? Isn’t five years of civil war enough? Is overthrowing the Syrian government really worth so much suffering and death?
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    Senator John McCain in Syria with members of the U.S.-backed rebel group Northern Storm.

    Senator John McCain in Syria with members of the U.S.-backed rebel group Northern Storm.

    WASHINGTON — (Analysis) In late April, President Barack Obama announced that 250 U.S. special operations troops are being deployed to Syria. Unlike the Russian and Iranian forces aiding anti-terrorism efforts in the country, the U.S. military personnel have entered Syria against the wishes of the internationally recognized government.

    In terms of international law, the United States has invaded Syria, a sovereign country and United Nations member state. This is the not the first time, though — Arizona Sen. John Mccain crossed into Syria without a visa to meet with anti-government fighters in 2013.

    While the new U.S. boots on the ground have officially been dispatched for the purpose of fighting Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the organization known in the West as ISIS or ISIL), they will most likely be working to achieve one of the Pentagon’s longstanding foreign policy goals: violently overthrowing the Syrian government.

    As the terrorism of Daesh and other extremists grows more intense, and as millions of Syrians have become refugees, the heavy costs of the U.S. government’s “regime change” operation in Syria should come into question.

     

    Education, health care and national rebirth

    The independent nationalist Syrian government, now being targeted by Western foreign policy, was born in the struggle against colonialism. It took decades of great sacrifice from the people of Syria to break the country free from foreign domination — first by the French empire and later from puppet leaders. For the last several decades, Syria has been a strong, self-reliant country in the oil-rich Middle East region. It has also been relatively peaceful.

    Since winning its independence, Syria’s Baathist leadership has done a great deal to improve the living standards of the population. Between 1970 and 2009, the life expectancy in Syria increased by 17 years. During this time period infant mortality dropped dramatically from 132 deaths per 1,000 live births to only 17.9. According to an article published by the Avicenna Journal of Medicine, these notable changes in access to public health came as a result of the Syrian government’s efforts to bring medical care to the country’s rural areas.

    A 1987 country study of Syria, published by the U.S. Library of Congress, describes huge achievements in the field of education. During the 1980s, for the first time in Syria’s history, the country achieved “full primary school enrollment of males” with 85 percent of females also enrolled in primary school. In 1981, 42 percent of Syria’s adult population was illiterate. By 1991, illiteracy in Syria had been wiped out by a mass literacy campaign led by the government.

    The name of the main political party in Syria is the “Baath Arab Socialist Party.” The Arabic word “Baath” literally translates to “Rebirth” or “Resurrection.” In terms of living standards, the Baathist Party has lived up to its name, forging an entirely new country with an independent, tightly planned and regulated economy. The Library of Congress’ Country Study described the vast construction in Syria during the 1980s: “Massive expenditures for development of irrigation, electricity, water, road building projects, and the expansion of health services and education to rural areas contributed to prosperity.”

    Compared to Saudi-dominated Yemen, many parts of Africa, and other corners of the globe that have never established economic and political independence, the achievements of the Syrian Arab Republic look very attractive. Despite over half a century of investment from Shell Oil and other Western corporations, the CIA World Factbook reports that about 60 percent of Nigerians are literate, and access to housing and medical care is very limited. In U.S.-dominated Guatemala, roughly 18 percent of the population is illiterate, and poverty is rampant across the countryside, according to the CIA World Factbook.

    What the Western colonizers failed to achieve during centuries of domination, the independent Syrian government achieved rapidly with help from the Soviet Union and other anti-imperialist countries. The Soviet Union provided Syria with a $100 million loan to build the Tabqa dam on the Euphrates River, which was “considered to be the backbone of all economic and social development in Syria.” Nine-hundred Soviet technicians worked on the infrastructure project which brought electricity to many parts of the country. The dam also enabled irrigation throughout the Syrian countryside.

    More recently, China has set up many joint ventures with Syrian energy corporations. According to a report from the Jamestown Foundation, in 2007 China had already invested “hundreds of millions of dollars” in Syria in efforts to “modernize the country’s aging oil and gas infrastructure.”

    These huge gains for the Syrian population should not be dismissed and written off, as Western commentators routinely do when repeating their narrative of “Assad the Dictator.” For people who have always had access to education and medical care, it is to trivialize such achievements. But for the millions of Syrians, especially in rural areas, who lived in extreme poverty just a few decades ago, things like access to running water, education, electricity, medical care, and university education represent a huge change for the better.

    Like almost every other regime in the crosshairs of U.S. foreign policy, Syria has a strong, domestically-controlled economy. Syria is not a “client state” like the Gulf state autocracies surrounding it, and it has often functioned in defiance of the U.S. and Israel. It is this, not altruistic concerns about human rights, that motivate Western attacks on the country.

     

    Syria needs reform, not terrorism

    In 2012, Syria ratified a new constitution in response to the protests during the Arab Spring. In compliance with the new constitution, Syria held a contested election in 2014, with international observers from 14 countries.

    One thing that distinguishes Syria from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and various other U.S.-aligned regimes throughout the region is religious freedom. In Syria, Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Jews, and other religious groups are permitted to practice their religious faith freely. The government is secular, and respects the rights of the Sunni Muslim majority as well as religious minorities.

    In addition to religious freedom, Syria openly tolerates the existence of two strong Marxist-Leninist parties. The Syrian Communist Party and the Syrian Communist Party (Bakdash) openly operate as part of the anti-imperialist coalition supporting the Baath Arab Socialist Party. Communists lead trade unions and community organizations in Damascus and other parts of the country.

    Though Syrian President Bashar Assad is an Alawite, his wife, Asma, is Sunni like the majority of the country. Historically, the biggest opponents of the Syrian government have been supporters of the Muslim brotherhood, with a bloody episode taking place in 1982. Hoping to heal the longstanding tension, President Assad has made many gestures of solidarity toward the Sunni community in recent years. He has made a point of engaging in religious practices not commonly done by Alawites, such as praying in mosques and studying the Quran.

    Shortly after fighting began in 2011, the Syrian government granted autonomy to Kurdish regions and transferred political authority to leftist Kurdish nationalist organizations.

    Syria’s political system is certainly in need of reform and modernization, and representatives of the Syrian government such as U.N. Ambassador Bashar Al-Jaafari readily admit this. However, the civil war which has raged across Syria for the last five years, is not about reform, democratization or modernization.

    The BBC published a “guide to Syrian rebels” in 2013. Among them are not only the infamous “Islamic State” organization, which now horrifies the world, but also the Nusra Front, previously known as Al-Qaida in Syria. Other organizations with names like the “Islamic Front,” the “Islamic Liberation Front,” and the “Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigades” are also listed.

    While Western media presents the Syrian civil war as a “battle for democracy” led by “revolutionaries,” the primary goal of almost every insurgent organization is creating a Sunni caliphate — one that does not actually suit Sunnis though, but rather a perverted politicized version of Sunnism created by Saudi Arabia to ideologically control that region. The unifying religious perspective of the Syrian “rebels” is the interpretation of Sunni Islam practiced and promoted by Saudi Arabia, known as Wahhabism.

     

    Foreign fighters, chemical weapons and child soldiers

    A large number of the insurgents are not Syrian. Impoverished people from throughout the Middle East have been recruited to fight against the Syrian government. Facilities in Bahrain train recruits to kill, and send them to Syria.

    Terrorist training facilities exist in many other U.S.-aligned Gulf states. Foreign fighters from as far away as Malaysia and the Philippines have been found among the ranks of the foreign Wahhabi insurgents that are trying to depose the Syrian government.

    The flow of violent insurgents into Syria is not accidental. It has been directly facilitated by the U.S. and its allies. The CIA has spent billions of dollars on training camps in Jordan for anti-government fighters.

    The U.S.-aligned regimes of Turkey and Saudi Arabia are openly supporting the Nusra Front, the Al-Qaida-linked organization that has already killed tens of thousands of innocent people in Syria. Gen. David Petraeus has called for the U.S. to join these efforts and begin sending arms directly to the Nusra Front.

    The Israeli government has made a point of aiding the Wahhabi extremists by providing them medical care in the occupied Golan Heights. Israel has also made a point of targeting allies of the Syrian government with airstrikes.

    While Western media has highlighted allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, Carla Del Ponte from the United Nations confirmed that the foreign-backed insurgents have long been been using sarin nerve gas and other chemical weapons.

    As the insurgents make life unlivable in Syria, kidnapping for ransom, bombing schools and hospitals, beheading people, torturing people, they do it with thousands of child soldiers among their ranks. Impoverished children from across the Arab world have been recruited to work toward violently overthrowing the Syrian government, according to UNICEF.

    Between 50 and 72 percent of the population lives in areas controlled by the Syrian government. Meanwhile, even USAID confirmed that the turnout in Syria’s 2014 elections was more than 70 percent.

    While the barrage of foreign fighters and extremists, aligned with a minority of the population and armed by Western powers and their allies, is committed to bringing down the Syrian government, the Syrian people clearly disagree. The fact that the Syrian government remains strongly intact after a five-year onslaught shows that the country is dedicated to preserving its independence. Time magazine and other mainstream media outlets have even been forced to admit that President Assad is unlikely to be deposed.

     

    How can the war end?

    As foreign fighters have flowed into Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died over the last five years, and Western media continues to blame the Syrian government for the conflict. However, the war would have been a very short one if not for the foreign support given to the extremists.

    As an independent country with a centrally planned economy, Syria has serves as an example to the world. It has proven that without neoliberalism and Western economic domination, it is possible to improve living conditions and develop independently. The Syrian government has made huge sacrifices to aid the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israel, and this has been a contributing factor to Syria’s inclusion on the State Department’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. Syria has close economic relations with Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    The war in Syria is not a domestic conflict. This is a war imposed on Syria by Israel, the U.S., and other Western capitalist powers. The primary promoter of Wahhabi extremism around the world has been the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a U.S. client state. Turkey and Jordan, U.S.-aligned countries bordering Syria, keep their borders open so that weapons, supplies and money can continue to flow into the hands of Daesh and other anti-government terrorists.

    At least 470,000 people are dead, and millions of others have been forced to become refugees, but Western leaders and their allies do not end their campaign. The insane chorus of “Assad Must Go” has transformed a small, domestic episode of unrest into a full-scale humanitarian crisis. The war has nothing to do with the calls for democratic reform and the peaceful protests of 2011.

    As Daesh now threatens the entire world, the consequences of the Wall Street regime change operation, promoted with “human rights” propaganda, are becoming far more extreme. The Syrian government rallies a coalition of Christians, Communists, Islamic Revolutionaries, and other forces who are fighting to maintain stability and defeat Takfiri terrorism. (The term “Takfiri” refers to groups of Sunni Muslims who refer to other Muslims as apostates and seek to establish a caliphate by means of violence.)

    The only real peace plan for Syria is for the U.S., France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, and other powers to end their neoliberal crusade. The internationally recognized and recently re-elected Syrian government could easily defeat the insurgents if foreign meddling ceased.

    As U.S. media bemoans the humanitarian crisis, somehow blaming on the Syrian government and its president, and the U.S. directly sends its military forces into the country, the people of the world should ask Western leaders and their allies: Why are you prolonging this war? Why can’t you just leave Syria alone? Why do you continue funding and enabling the terrorists? Isn’t five years of civil war enough? Is overthrowing the Syrian government really worth so much suffering and death?

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      • Alii Scott

        Ashamed to be a kiwi having any relations with the US. The pattern, the typical pattern of US imperialism is of course glaringly obvious in Syria. I am so very very angry at the unutterably selfish, disgusting brutality of that corporatocratic government and the stupid primitive people who believe the propaganda. US MUST GET OUT OF SYRIA NOW. The people of US need to DEMAND this. If, they have any heart at all that is, and can shake the inertia of not looking at any of the alternative news sites .(Of which, thank god, now are many and are giving me hope that indeed people may be waking up and Syria may have a chance.) The race is on…to keep up the momentum and increase awareness and push back against our own governments.
        And then payback. There needs to be compensation for all the vast damage done, military bases taken out of the middle east. US government should be sued on all counts around the globe.

        • James Wherry

          What “imperialism?” President Trump concluded that Assad had used chemical weapons and he acted on it. Didn’t YOUR nation withdraw from the ANZUS treaty because you objected to nuclear weapons?

          This isolated attack to deter the use of weapons of mass destruction is not “imperialism” and it is not a prelude to greater involvement against the Syrian government. The U.S. is rubbing out ISIL: be grateful. New Zealand is NOWHERE to be found, in that regards.

          Ac-tu-lly, President Trump was courageous enough to step away from the former official policy of the
          Obama administration working for the ouster of Assad in a civil war it understood little (like it didn’t understand Libya). It got these responses:

          “[Democrat SEN] Kaine to Trump: Syria slaughter is now on your watch”

          Gabby Kaufman

          https://www.yahoo.com/news/kaine-trump-syria-slaughter-now-watch-162650098.html

          For those of you on the Left: these political nuts are YOUR less. And in other news, SEN McCain CONDEMNED President Trump, a few days ago, when President Trump’s SEC of State and UN Ambassador both stated that Assad’s future in Syria was up to the Syrian people.

          “McCain calls White House policy on Syria ‘disgraceful chapter’ in U.S. history”
          By Louis Nelson
          04/04/17

          http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/white-house-trump-syria-john-mccain-236859

          There never was a “plot” by President Trump to get involved in another middle east war. He stuck his neck out with SEC Tillerson and Ambassador Haley’s statements, 2 weeks ago, that “removing Assad would no longer be a goal of the United States” and that “the people of Syria” would decide the fate of
          President Assad. Assad then uses chemical weapons and * POW * President Trump is now blamed by McCain for it.

          Those of you peddling the hoax that this was a “plot” by the administration are simply making up things as you go. Fake News

          “McCain: Trump Administration Rhetoric ‘Probably Was Partially to Blame’ for Syria Chemical Attack”

          by PAM KEY | Breitbart
          | published on April 10, 2017

          Read more at 1776 Coalition:
          http://www.1776coalition.com/rise-up-1/mccain-trump-administration-rhetoric-probably-was-partially-to-blame-for-syria-chemical-attack/#ixzz4dqhpD1bj

          In short, President Trump stuck by his military isolationist, Alt-Right views and got punched in the face by the Left and the Right in the USA. Near as I can tell, he’s back on track and not doing anything else to Assad.

      • Jj Kaar

        I’ve always believed this. Need to be blinkered and part of the flock, not to

      • dnaagent

        Are you having a laugh?!? The Syrian regime is and has been committing massive genocide on their own people in order to keep power. I’m no lover of uk foreign policy but we can’t sit idly watching thousands of innocents die. Can you?

        • ChrisLucas TheProtestantView

          Back in 2013 Syrian gov was accused of using sarin. Later it was found out the rebels had sarinn and still no proof of the Syrian gov having it. Hillary, Libya, Benghazi, Stevens being murdered to cover up Hillary providing sarin to the rebels

          • dnaagent

            Wow. I guess this is how Trump got elected? People would rather believe grand conspiracy theories than feel compassion for those suffering. Why do members of public act like they’re so well informed? This is why democracy is a joke. Most voters are not educated or intelligent enough to make sound evidence based judgement on anything. Hence Trump in USA and Brent in UK!

      • VERY good facts and opinion! Someone please arrest George Soros already – he is reason why Syria suffers, using Obummer and Hellary Cunton to do his deeds, to attempt putting away Assad so they can install their puppet ruler in Syria. Syrian oil is as rich (if not, richer than Libya’s….who they also used ISIS to attack years ago). VILE POLITICIANS!

        UK is responsible for Yemen’s misery (funding of weapons to Saudi Arabia). Israel is responsible for Palestine’s misery. See what they do (beyond religion and such).

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      • Andrew Kinsella

        As per my post below, it is NATO, US and Israeli funding that has made this war possible and created all this displacement. The Europeans are complaining like mad about the rush of refugees, but they should have stood firm and not allowed the conditions for such misery to arise.

        • James Wherry

          I do not think the actual evidence proves that. First the United States funding and supplies have been quite limited. They are wrong I certainly agree, but they have amounted to very little. Second, all that Israel appears to have supplied his medical aid to Al-Nusra.

          The primary support for the Sunni rebels is coming from the gulf states including Saudi Arabia. Since I am a military isolationist, I prefer not to get involved in their own machinations unless it affects the United States of America.

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      • Tara Lee

        What a bunch of Putin lies.Why did it take him almost 5 years to get involved and make a difference? I would like to see the money transfers to these groups as proof of who actually financed them. Awfully strange as there is literally thousands of Russians in ISIS. So cram you lying soviet propaganda.

        • Andrew Kinsella

          Russia has a longstanding alliance with the Assad regime, and it also has problems of its own with Islamic populations. It has been documented to be supporting the Assad Regime with both ground and air support. However there has been no evidence brought forwards that they have supported ISIS, and that would not be in their interests.
          The vast bulk of foreign cash and weapons have come in to the hands of anti Assad sources who are allied to the US, Israel and NATO forces. These are not forces that Russia would benefit from supporting, and if they supporting them they would be injuring their own interests. However, the anti-Assad forces would not have been able to maintain their side of the conflict without those outside weapons.
          So, Tara Lee your post is illogical and makes no sense in the greater scheme of world politics.
          IF you have EVIDENCE of Russian ISIS soldiers then post the evidence in detail.
          Finally re “cram you lying soviet propaganda” — firstly that sentence is so grammatically flawed that it is meaningless. The Soviet Union was dissolved on December 26 1991 so there are no Soviets to tell any lies.

          If you want to contribute to any debate– lift your game.

        • Tara Lee, your post IS illogical.

        • ursulamargrit

          There are apparently also many ISIS fighters from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Britain etc. And Russian ones, too, since Russia also has a sizable Muslim population.
          Your comment makes only sense when one realizes that you actually believe the propaganda our media spews against Putin (most of which are lies).

      • Georgie Darren

        what changed in the two years since the election in which 88% of the syrian population elected Assad as president?

        • James Wherry

          Likely nothing: the Sun’ni’s were disenfranchised, two years ago, and they are, today.

          • So you support the franchise war?

            • James Wherry

              I support the Syrian Sun’ni’s taking it on THEMSELVES to cast off a dictatorship.

              I do NOT support America being involved in ANY civil wars to include Syria and South Sudan. Let there be an Arab solution to an Arab problem and an African solution to an African problem. One thing I praise Presidents Bush and Obama for is supporting AMISOM as it works to free Somalia from the grips of al-Shebaab’s madness. Let the Africans handle it, and we’ll send money to pay those troops from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and elsewhere.

              “No Americans need be harmed in the making of this democracy.” Military isolationist and proud of it!

              • Then why do you comment? America go home.

              • Andrew Kinsella

                Never mind whether there is any American involvement, the position is simple. Assad is a dictator, and not a nice person, but I’m sure that he has caused far less death and destruction to the Syrian people than this conflict has.

                • James Wherry

                  This conflict was a conflict of his own making. First, he started the uprising by going out and trying to butcher peaceful protesters.

                  But even before that, he had spent eight years turning Syria into a base camp for Jihadists Who were attacking Americans over in Iraq. He provided them logistics communications weapons and even the Syrian secret police to help them. Every once in a while we caught one of those secret police members doing just that over in Iraq.

                  Given the number of my fellow soldiers that he helped murder he has no sympathy from me. Like all of the dictators that America supported in Latin America and South America, Bashir al-Assad only adds instability to his country and the region. Dictators never bring order and chaos only terror and fear.

                  • ChrisLucas TheProtestantView

                    First I do not thinkbthere is any proof he butchered “peaceful protesters”. I voted for Trump, even donated money. Plus I would love to tell left wingers I know that Trump is doing great. But truth is, I voted for him because he strongly hinted that he shared a similar viewcto the author of this article. But this thing is, Saddam should not have been overthrown. So even if Assad was helping people in Iraq fight against any American backed group, it seems OK in light of many Iraqis still carrying around pendents of Saddam, including Christians. The rebels got sarin from Libya from a USA backed group that overthrew Ghaddafi. This is the reason Benghazi was covered up. And Hillary was let off the hook. And we will not be seeing Trump investigate Hillary. Had he bothered investigating her, the USA would be pulling out if Syria, not bombing them.

            • tapatio

              Wherry is a troll for Israel.

          • ursulamargrit

            No, they were not. In fact, Assad’s wife is a Sunni.

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      • Cartel Report

        Why is James Wherry responding to every comment that agrees with this article? I always believed the stuff he was saying until I read more and more about ISIS. Any of you watch their videos? They only kill arabs and muslims. It make sense to have ISIS on the American side, since we are fighting the same enemy. Ever read the Art of War? Always attack someone without them ever expecting where its truly coming from.

        • simon rose

          You really need to actually think about that comment…they kill more than you think, if the west had only realise that supporting a SECULAR Syria would have prevented the MASSIVE migration that so many westerners have responded to with ill feeling, everyone has an opinion on what Syrians want, if you actually read this article and check references and double check the facts you’ll see its a solid article…just because the USA is still stubbornly against RUSSIA like its the 1950s, any state supported by them makes an enemy of the west. the general public need to QUESTION the facts before believing their NEWS NETWORK. THINK CRITICALLY.

        • ursulamargrit

          ISIS kill ALL Christian and Yazidi men they come across, rape and enslave their women and girls, and turn the boys into child soldiers and suicide bombers.
          And they also kill all Muslims who don’t agree with their version of Islam.

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      • FARREN MCDONALD

        Hah!
        The commenters here are so pathetic it’s actually amusing!

        Clearly, they cut-and-paste every article they come across, believing it to be ‘gospel’, merely so they can argue online with an equally-desperate miscreant scrambling to be the first atop the soap box, therein proving their ‘superiority’.

        Ah, well. It’s been a slice.
        I won’t be back.

        Happy unproductive and pointless arguing!

        Adieu.

        • James Wherry

          So far, I haven’t seen you offer anything except pointless questioning of the source of facts.

          • Tara Lee

            The article fails to mention how many Russians are in ISIS. Putin doesn’t want any oil fields for Gasprom.

            • Andrew Kinsella

              I can see no evidence that any “Russians” are in ISIS. There may be Russian citizens who have become ISIS members (just as some Australians have- at risk of arrest on return to Australia) but they won’t be Russian soldiers.
              The latest I have heard is of arrests of ISIS members planning terrorist acts in Moscow and St Petersburg, and of the Russians having inflicted casualties of about 28,000 ISIS members in the last year up to September.

              • James Wherry

                Tara is correct: some of the jihadists that Putin has been fighting in the mountains did come down to fight for the “Islamic state.”

                Putin has adopted the same policy that we have adopted: “better to kill them over there then have to kill them over here.”

      • Bad Boi

        Love love love this article….America has a dominating spirit..and needs to realize…every man to his own…and that goes for countries aswell…Amerigo Vespucci was a big Heathen. ..and that is where the name America came from…understand. ..he was responsible for the death of countless Indians. ..and Africa…they raped that continent…just saying…bless..

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          Hey, buds:

          There IS no ‘America’.
          You, your parents, your grandparents, etc., were all spoon-fed that pablum via well-marketed and controlled Globalist propaganda.

          Your ‘patriotism’ was………INVENTED.

          The mere fact that you’ve touted the same old same old…tells me you need to wake up and do a bit more reading of well-selected articles, and to halt your blind faith in ALL media sources – because it is ALL controlled.

          I’m not trying to bust your nuts here, but here you are at a site that is yet more half-truths.

          Case in point:
          “Al-Qaeda” = invented by the Globalists, pushed through via US presidential puppets.
          Ditto for “ISIS”, and all “terrorist groups” before them.

          They’re all invented, funded, supported by YOUR American government – which is ENTIRELY controlled by the Globalists.

          Get it yet?
          Or should I check back in a year or so to see how ‘improved’ your ‘great’ country is?

          I could almost feel sorry for you Americans, were it not for your stupidity and arrogance.
          You’ve no idea, obviously, that your entire life has been manipulated, controlled, and orchestrated.

          And it’s going to get worse.
          Much worse.

          Take care.
          I hope things aren’t too bad in the future, but I’ve a feeling they will be. Good luck.

          • James Wherry

            No, al-Zarqawai was funded and sponsored by Iran and Syria, so long as he attacked Americans in Iraq. Now that his successor organization – ISIL – saw America out of Iraq, they turned in the same year (2011) on their former handlers.

            • ChrisLucas TheProtestantView

              The Iraq war should have never happened. So I could care less if anyone funded any group that was anti-american intervention.

              If you want to come up with different connections and reasonings as to why Assad is horrible, I am will to listen.

              But what I see is so many links between Saudi, USA, and ISIS.

              This past election smacks of the Reagan vs Carter election when Carter and the democrats colluded together tovget Reagan elected and turn Reagan into a hero. Carter, supposedly a weak president, was said to be someone terrorists band dictators did not respect which in turn gave him blame for the hostage crisis. Now in 2016 we have “weak Obama” who “would not do anything” and “strong Trump” who is “standing up to terrorists”.

              It was known that Bush helpedvset up that whole hostage crisis nonsense. At it is known now that USA is helping ISIS and Nusra.

        • Tara Lee

          What a bunch of Putin lies.

      • capt jim mcintyre

        Someone must put down these mad dogs of war and destruction–if not there will never again be peace and justice in our world, and what kind of depraved world will there be left???

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          Which “mad dogs” are you referring to?
          Your presidents?
          Your faux-government?

          They were promised billions and a safe-spot in the nuclear bunkers if the ‘SHTF’ plan is necessary, so can you blame them?

          If YOU were offered 10, 20, 30 billion or more, PLUS guaranteed safety from a world-wide nuclear holocaust, just to play the role of actor on a stage for 4 years (maybe 8) and read from a script…what would YOU do?

          Of COURSE you’ve all been sold out!
          You’re all scumbags! That is not my opinion – that is the opinion of your ‘handlers’.
          You are fodder, chattel, and sheep all in one.
          You exist only to provide tax-revenue from those who work, and to fill their PRIVATELY OWNED SUPERMAX PRISONS for those who don’t (via their orchestrated “War on Drugs” – that they ALSO orchestrated).

          There is nothing you, I, or anyone else can do to stop this.

          It is done.
          Your country is screwed.
          My country is screwed.
          The entire planet is screwed.
          But I blame the gullibility of you Americans the most, because you sowed the corruption seeds into your own government. How? By buying into this sickening ‘Patriotism’ bullshit.

          Once they had each successive generation indoctrinated into this patriotic claptrap, they new their BETA TEST was complete. They could now do ANYTHING they wanted to and the majority of the American pubic would just lap up the lies…because if you didn’t ‘SUPPORT THE TROOPS!’, then you were “un-patriotic” and not a “TRUE AMERICAN!”

          Idiots.
          Stupid, gullible, self-centered, too-full of national pride morons.
          And look what your ‘pride’ got you.
          LOOK AT IT!

          Look at your country now, and what is falling in place all around you!

          And some of you STILL rant on about being “THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!”

          Why – oh, why – is it so important to be the greatest nation on earth?

          I could go on, but there is no point, I see that now.
          The average American has been brainwashed since birth into believing something that never existed – and are blindly enabling the corrupt to lord it over them, so much so that they are GRATEFUL to do so.

          It’s sickening.
          Repulsive.
          Heartbreaking.

          Good luck.
          I think you’ll need it.

        • Tara Lee

          There are thousands of Russians in ISIS you dipshit liar. Putin is a monster.

          • Andrew Kinsella

            Prove that there “are thousands of Russians in ISIS”, then prove that it is any doing of the Russian Government.
            It looks to me that you are skating over facts in order to defame the Russian Government.
            Supporting ISIS goes directly against Russian interests. Russia contains a number of provinces and republics like Chechnya which have large Islamic populations and have been in long term (centuries old) conflict with the central government.
            It is perfectly possible that individual citizens may have joined ISIS, but they would not have done that at the government’s direction and would probably be at risk of prosecution if their government found out.

      • Alison White

        Great article and good insight! I wish more Americans were like you…..aware!!!

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          The Globalists love sheep like you.
          Congrats.

        • Tara Lee

          You idiot he is not American he is a Russian spook who is lying to you. There are thousands of Russians in ISIS and I am positive of that. I know America has its issues but don’t fall for these evil KGB lies of Putin.

          • simon rose

            all of Your’e idiotic antiquated, juvenile, cold war nonsense has been noticed…

          • Andrew Kinsella

            Prove that there “are thousands of Russians in ISIS”, then prove that it is any doing of the Russian Government.
            It looks to me that you are skating over facts in order to defame the Russian Government.
            As for being a Russian spook- again that is unfounded and silly. The only thing that points to it is that the article is well argued, articulate and grammatically correct”.

      • James Wherry

        No: Syria went to war against its OWN people. They are now using the Russians to continue that war.

        The Russians just had a helicopter shot down in Syria. The Ruskies claimed it was on a “humanitarian aid” mission. Now we see what it was REALLY doing!
        http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/01/why-did-russia-send-the-terminator-on-a-humanitarian-mission-in-syria.html

        • Alison White

          You are just an ignorant American!

          • FARREN MCDONALD

            A little understated, but agreed.

          • James Wherry

            And you’re about as empty-headed as your comment is empty of specifics or facts.

          • S law

            All of which the western media has misinformed you on.
            Ask a Syrian about the Assad regime. They have been elected democratic for decades. & people that live there that I have spoken too said it we just fine four years ago. The first new from our media of it government turning Sharia law on its citizens over night after there last election to have reported of an uprising from Aljrezia sbs news. I believed until I informed by Syrian people across the net, was completely untrue. Also that aljezia media was owned by the Muslim Brotherhood whom are Sunni Islamic’s who buy in the weapons off the US. Who’s CIA let ex Saddam Hussein Sunni regimes out if imprisonment to form ISIS.
            Thank god for the internet or we would we all still be in the dark that the western media has been misleading us for decades.

        • S law

          What part of the truth of this article do you just choose to ignore. There are a dozen of real independent Syrian truth news sites on the internet, not to mention thousands of Syrian people & there relatives across the world to be properly informed, & you still think CNN or the US media has not been lying to you for many decades. You are a ignorant fool

          • James Wherry

            What am I mistaken on?

            1. The Assad regime has been butchering its own people for 30+ years.

            2. The Russians had one of their heliocopters shot down, while engaging on attacks on civilians. Since then, numerous stories about their indiscriminate bombing of civilians have come out.

            http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/21/russia-dropping-dumb-bombs-in-syria-indiscriminate/

            https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/01/russia-targeting-non-isis-groups-syria-airstrikes

            • Andrew Kinsella

              The revolt against Assad had been going for years before the Russians decided that their interests were being compromised by it. However that revolt could not have continued without the Assad Opposition receiving money and arms from the US led forces. Without that, the revolt would have died down and the enormous loss of life that had already occurred before Russian involvement would not have occurred.
              Clearly this attempt to overthrow a dictator has not been a success. It has done more harm than good.
              Indiscriminate bombing has been happening on both sides- all the more reason to not have a war in the first place.

              • James Wherry

                Andrew, I have no interest in American involvement in Syria other than to destroy the “Islamic state.”

                That said, you are suggesting that if there had not been outside intervention in Syria, Bashir al-Assad would have kept murdering his people until he had stopped the revolt.

                First, that sounds horrible. Second, I don’t believe there is any evidence to support that.

                Third, this situation is unique: the reason there were so many foreign jihadists in Syria is that the Syrian government had welcomed them in to fight against America. Notice the date when the Arab spring occurred: it was 2011. That is the year America with Drew from Iraq. So many jihadists: so much time on their hands…

          • Tara Lee

            Exactly! So many stupid people think patriotic Americans write these articles and don’t get they are Russian spies deceiving them. There are literally thousands of Russians and Asians in ISIS. Putin is nothing but a God Damn liar and I am glad to see at least one other American who sees it. I know our government has a lot of issues and needs change but we don’t need to see these communist liars and their evil propaganda destroy our once beautiful country more. Putin is a soviet KGB agent that has participated in international espionage against the United States. It started long before Snowden. It goes back to Jonathon Pollard and all the Americans Pollard got murdered so Israel could get Russian Jews recruited to move to the West Bank. And of course be conscripted to the IDF.

            • simon rose

              no evidence for anything you have just said…fear mongering.

            • Andrew Kinsella

              Its a good article and we are all perfectly capable of following up on it ourselves. I don’t care who writes it- if they can write in a way that is clear, concise and logical, and argue a case well.

              Putin is a patriot, who is serving his country well, and he is raising the standard of debate on the International stage. How many spies does the US have, and how should other countries respond to the presence of US spies?

              Your consistent bagging of the Russians in general and Putin in particular really is destructive to all of us.

          • Tara Lee

            Yes CNN, Fox, MSNBC, they are all liars but you are the sheep that believes any God Damn thing you read on the internet. Don’t be a sheep and wake up and realize the country itself is so worth saving. Our government sucks at the moment and I have no idea if Trump will be better but I see so many people awake and paying attention. We need to hold them accountable in Washington but we don’t need Putin, his Russian haters and a bunch of Chinese people making things worse for their advantage.

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      • tapatio

        The various major terror organizations were founded by the Israelis, the US and Saudi Arabia as vehicles for destabilization, regime change and to maintain fear in the population (primarily of the US and Europe), making huge expenditures of lives and money “acceptable” to the sheeple.

        Both the United States government and the Saudi Arabian regime are puppets and proxies of the Criminal, Predatory Capitalist Cartel whose seat of power is……

        Rothschild Bank
        New Court
        St Swithin’s Lane
        London EC4N 8AL
        United Kingdom

        That cartel created Zionism, the Saudi “royals” and the Bolshevik “Revolution” as vehicles to expand its power. Bolshevism (Communism) failed. Zionism (Judeo-Fascism) has, so far, partially succeeded.

        First is a plan, written for Netanyahu’s reign as Emperor of Greater Israel. The writer is the pseudo-American Zionist fanatic, Richard Perle………

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

        Excerpt………..
        “………by establishing the precedent that Syrian territory is not immune to attacks emanating from Lebanon by Israeli proxy forces.”

        Next is a report A Report of The Project for the New American Century completed in September 2000………..

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3K_gsf7UCTI/maxresdefault.jpg

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

        Compare actual events from 2001 to date to the plans outlined in this “report”. Please note, at the end of the report, the list of fanatical Zionists and their sycophants who are responsible for……

        “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”

        Exercpt…………
        “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

        Paul Wolfowitz
        William Kristol
        Alvin Bernstein
        Eliot Cohen
        David Epstein
        Donald Kagan
        Fred Kagan
        Robert Kagan
        Robert Killebrew
        Steve Rosen
        Gary Schmitt
        Abram Shulsky
        Dov Zakheim

        • steffenc

          Thank you.
          Every sane individual(obviously Wherry is either willfully ignorant or just spewing propaganda lies, without any proof whatsoever to back up his lies) knows that the regime change war is a manufactured proxy war by Israel and USA (Israel controls USA), using “Al Qaeda” terrorist deathsquads( USA and Israel call them “moderate” terrorists) to do their dirty work. Israel’s Union Plan is decades old, written in 1982, as speaks of the need to smash Syria into several weak, warring and chaotic statelets and failed states – essentially a blueprint of what Israel (using USA and other puppets) is trying to do in Syria today.

          Israel wants to destroy Iran, but for that it must first destroy Iran’s allies, which are Syria and Hezbollah.
          Israel tried to destroy Hezbollah in 2006, but it got its rear end handed to itself.

          Thus, Israel had to find another way. It tried the tactic in Libya ( copied from the Afghan mujahedin and the Contras deathsquads in South America). Arming terrorists, calling them “freedom fighters” unleashing them on the populations. When the people and state defends its people, Israel and USA cries foul with crocodile tears, tries to get a UNSC “no fly zone” to give air support to its terrorist deathsquads and to finalise the “regime change”.

          In Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Russia put a stop to that, so Israel and USA (together with its junior puppet allies in crime) are doubling down.

          Wherry’s garbage is the same garbage we have been fed for years on Syria now.
          Wherry is serving us links to Zionist garbage that has been disqualified long ago.
          Wherry displays his despicable character by his apparent delusional conviction that anyone with half a brain cell will actually buy his crap.

          • tapatio

            Thanks. Wherry is a self-styled “Christian” Zionist troll. Since he makes no secret of what he is……………

            ”James Wherry” is a TRAITOR & Zionist hasbara shill. Even though Wherry was an officer in the US military, his first loyalty is obviously to Zionism. Zionists follow the Jewish “Chosen” Master-Race delusion promoted in Judaism’s Talmud.

            Wherry and his little paramour at their “wedding”. Being gay is one thing. Sexual use of someone young enough to be your grandchild is something very different.
            http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/latest-news/miz6qd/picture28910080/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/Z7uyg.So.70.jpg

            http://images.classmates.com/pho301/i/l/K/8/4911843658_display.jpg
            James Wherry

            http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

            • steffenc

              Keep up the good fight comrade!

              • tapatio

                TY

          • fizzed

            Israel uses US tax dollars to bribe US politicians. That’s a good deal different than “Israel controls USA”. US citizens, including most US jewish, do not support Netanyahu. Most of the US public never thinks about Israel, and when they do they think of it like a dog they throw a bone to when it’s nice. Obama, all by himself, could give the UN a veto free vote on Israel anytime he wished. Palastinian statehood? War crimes?

            Netanyahu screwed up, bit the hand that feeds it and turned Israel’s relationship with the US into a partisan affair with Republicans. Now, he can look forward to dealing with crazy Republican “American first” President Trump, or far more likely, Democratic President Clinton who promises to carry on Obama’s legacy. FYI, Obama is proud of his nuclear deal with Iran, and he does not like Netanyahu.

            • FARREN MCDONALD

              “Most of the US public never thinks about Israel, and when they do they think of it like a dog they throw a bone to when it’s nice.”

              And yet again, the typical American insufferable arrogance is exemplified.

              Congrats, nitwit.

          • FARREN MCDONALD

            So far, yours is the only comment I haven’t wretched at.

            I wish you patriotic Americans would finally wake up and realize that your ‘patriotism’ was invented to control you, to weaken you, to turn you into complacent accomplices.

            So far in your comment, you’re pretty much on track – save for the neglect to admit your own culpability as a peoples to allow and then ENABLE all of this to happen.

            I’ve yet to see a single one of you admit this, so until then you’ll get no sympathy from me, or likely anyone else in the world who isn’t dumbed-down and conditioned to a double-digit I.Q.

      • James Wherry

        The reason we ALL believe that Assad murdered his own people using chemical weapons is because murdering his own people is what he does. From Hama in 1981 under his father’s regime until 2011 – that’s 30 years of brutality.

        “The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎‎) is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict with international interventions[96] taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 within the context of the Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns.[97] The conflict gradually morphed from mass protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges. [98] A United Nations report released in December, 2012, stated that the conflict had “become overtly sectarian in nature”,[99][100] between Alawite-dominated government forces, militias and other Shia groups[101] fighting primarily against Sunni-dominated rebel groups;[102] however both opposition and government forces denied that.[103][104]

        “Initially, the Syrian government relied mainly on its armed forces, but since 2014 local protection units made up of volunteers known as National Defence Force have come to play a larger role, gradually becoming the primary military force of the Syrian state. From the early stages, the Syrian government received technical, financial, military and political support from Russia, Iran and Iraq. In 2013, Iran-backed Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian Army.[105][106] Due to foreign involvement, the conflict had been called, as of 2013, a proxy war between the regional Sunni and Shia powers, most prominently as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.[107][108] In September 2015, Russia, Iraq, Iran and Syria set up a joint operation room (information centre) in Baghdad to coordinate their activity in Syria. On 30 September 2015, Russia started its own air campaign on the side and at the request of the government of Syria. The resultant proxy war between the United States and Russia[109][110][111][112] led some commentators to characterise the situation as a “a proto-world war with nearly a dozen countries embroiled in two overlapping conflicts”.[113]”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war

      • Salim Mohammed

        The claim that Assad created ISIS is so preposterously stupid in this age of instant information, that i wonder at the intelligence of those repeating this drivel. Here you go : http://www.globalresearch.ca/newly-declassified-u-s-government-documents-the-west-supported-the-creation-of-isis/5451640

      • Salim Mohammed

        The talking points against Assad do not stand up to scrutiny. The chemical that Assad allegedly used was found to have been manufactured in Turkey, was kitchen grade not military grade, came from a rebel held stronghold, and suspiciously, came just as UN inspectors came in Syria. A report by an investigative team came to the conclusion that Syria is under a proxy attack by foreign nations. If Syria had agreed to the Qatar pipeline, maybe this attack might never have happened. Then again, according to General Wesley Clarke, Syria was targeted for take down since the 90’s. Here’s the report :
        http://www.globalresearch.ca/report-on-syria-nobel-peace-laureate-mairead-maguire-the-syrian-state-is-under-a-proxy-war-led-by-foreign-countries/5336569

        • James Wherry

          The chemicals were delivered from helicopters WHICH THE REBELS DO NOT HAVE.

          What does stand up to scrutiny is the fact Assad possessed chemical weapons and that he and his father have been massacring Sun’ni Muslims since at least 1981 in Hama.

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          Yet another media-hyping nitwit that believes everything he reads.

          What are the odds?

      • Lost in america

        Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria are not functioning as organized states but have different major sectors of influence. Things have gotten just as difficult in Bahrain and more Yemen. Who is in all of these countries? The same one that you invited into your country with a terrorist group that is recognized by the Arab League. The US has made a paltry effort in Syria. Israel has no reason to interfere with Assad. He is doing a great job of tying up Hezbollah and Iran. The life expectancy has gone down tremendously with Assad. It is a pathetic situation and it is time to face up to the responsibilities of the Syrian Government. If you control the press maybe some people will believe this, but in Aleppo they wish Assad which just take his money from the Rothchild Foundation and move on.

        • tapatio

          Lebanon was once a beautiful, peaceful an SECULAR Muslim & Christian country – UNTIL THE JUDEO-NAZ! STATE OF ISRAHELL INVADED.

          Iraq was once a well organized Muslim state, where Christians and others were welcome. The dictator was evil – but HE HAD BEEN INSTALLED BY GEORGE HW BUSH. Then the US INVASION DESTROYED THAT STATE (UNDER FALSE PRETENSES) AND SLAUGHTERED 1,500,000+ IRAQI CIVILIANS. TODAY, IRAQ IS A FAILED STATE.

          Syria was once a beautiful country, generally Muslim, but with a VARIETY OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES operating freely. THEN SYRIA WAS INVADED BY SAUDI TERRORISTS, OPERATING UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE SAUDIS, ISRAEL AND THE US. NOW, EVERY GUTTER-FILTH WAHHABI AND OTHER EXCREMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS ATTACKING SYRIA – HOPING FOR A SHARE OF THE AMERICAN AND SAUDI DOLLARS THAT SUPPORT THE TERRORISTS AND A SHARE OF THE RAPE AND DESTRUCTION THEY ARE COMMITTING. CONDITIONS IN SYRIA ARE ENTIRELY THE DOING OF THESE TERRORISTS/MERCENARIES.
          The REAL Syrian government is still intact and may someday be able to bring back the beautiful, decent country they once had.

          • James Wherry

            More lies by tapatio.

            1. The PLO plunged Lebanon into chaos years before Israel gave up and invaded it to STOP THE PLO from murdering Israelis. Tapatio forgets all of that, as he forgets how the PLO kidnapped and murdered Lebanese Christians to raise money for its war on Israel. Tapatio is a TRAITOR to humanity.

            2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddam_Hussein. Saddam Hussein came to power in 1979. At that time, G.H.W. Bush had no role in any U.S. government and did nothing to aid that rise. Saddam was a RUSSIAN puppet, not an American ally.

            3. Only a few thousand Iraqis died in the U.S. invasion. Tapatio wants to claim that anyone who died of anything in Iraq after the invasion was the fault of the US. No they were not, and the truth is that the people who tapatio SHILLS for – Iran and Syria – spent 7 years importing IEDs and EFPs into Iraq that resulted in many of these deaths. Blame tapatio and the people whose boots he licks.

            • tapatio

              George HW Bush aided Saddam to gain power in 1979, with the assistance of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was NSA at the time and acted as the Rasputin of the Carter Presidency.

              The PLO was, up until the Jewish assassination of Arafat, the legitimate government of Palestine. Today, the PLO is nothing but a puppet of the Judeo-Naz! regime.

              Tens of thousands of Iraqis were killed directly by the US invasion, hundreds of thousands more were killed by the chaos that was a CLEAR direct result of that invasion. The US GOVERNMENT LIES, TO “JUSTIFY” THAT INVASION, DIRECTLY CAUSED THE DEATHS OF 1.5 TO 2 MILLION IRAQI CIVILIANS.

            • James Wherry

              Below is one of the STUPIDEST quotes I’ve ever seen from tapa-pig!

              “George H.W. Bush aided Saddam to gain power in 1979?!?” CARTER WAS PRESIDENT IN 1979, YOU DIMWIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

              The PLO was created by the Arab League to open up a front to attack and murder Jewish CIVILIANS to destroy Israel. The school massacres in 1973, the Munich Olympics murders? All are examples of their crimes.

              • FARREN MCDONALD

                Yep. That’s a good strategy to destroy a nation, eh?
                Kill a few of its citizens in another country, thousands of miles away?

                Yeah…good strategy.

                As well…it matters not who was seated in the marionette chair – for they’re still a puppet, be it Nixon, Reagan, Carter, Bush, Clinton, et al.

                Or haven’t you figured that out yet, Pilsbury Blow Boi?

            • FARREN MCDONALD

              Those murdered Lebanese Christians must have had some pretty thick wallets to pay for a war against Israel!

              Or were there just a lot of them?

          • Lost in america

            Interesting analysis, there are powerful undercurrents in the ME,such as, brain drain,lower oil prices, Arab Spring, women’s raised consciousness, weather changes, underemployment,fanatical extremism, intellectual thought, globilization, etc. These factors arepowerful under currents that are stronger than the old parsdigms like US, Israel,etc

            • tapatio

              Idiotic comment.

              • Lost in america

                The underlying trends may not be seen by you. You still sre focused on an old paradigm.

                • tapatio

                  Israel Warn Of Europe’s Destruction If Boycott Continues

                  Israel has released a threatening video, warning Europe that if they don’t stop their boycott campaign against Israel, their continent will be obliterated.
                  The video, released by a pro-Israel PR firm, depicts ISIS militants destroying European cities with Jerusalem’s blessing.

                  http://yournewswire.com/israel-warn-of-europes-destruction-if-boycott-continues/

                  The Judeo-Naz! state needs to remember that Europe is a very, very large place and that there are nuclear weapons in England, in France, and Russia, and Pakistan, and India, and China. Israel is a tiny one or two bomb target. Any attack on the civilized world that can be traced back to the Jew state will probably cost the lives of every Jew on Earth. Not many humans will bother to differentiate between the Jewish shyster or pill-roller and monsters like Rothschilds and Netanyahu.

                  • Lost in america

                    The Arab Spring and Enlightenment is still coming with probably a new perspective. The process may require a gradual transition. It will not be Mandela or Ghandi, but a new vision.

                    • tapatio

                      Enlightenment will require eradication of the disease that controls Palestine, America, the UK, and the Arabian Peninsula. Once that disease is stamped out forever – THEN a true Enlightenment can happen.

                      • Lost in america

                        The enlightenment will probably be more organic and bottom up. It may be forward looking with human rights and freedoms being important. The change wave is pulsating, but it is hard to predict its development.

                        • FARREN MCDONALD

                          The development will probably be more enlightened and forward looking. It may be bottom up with pulsating rights and change wave being important. The freedoms of humans is hard, but it is to predict it forward.

                          Yeah.

                          Makes about as much sense as what you wrote, buds.
                          Maybe more.

                        • Lost in america

                          We have already seen organic developments in the world as you note such as the Arab Spring in Egypt and Syria as early currents. In Iran they are careful to try and control social media which allows the transmission of ideas independent of the regular media. It is happening. The One Per Cent movement in the US was driven by a more large sweep from below. So it is happening. It is time to acknowledge what is there.

                      • FARREN MCDONALD

                        It isn’t called “Peyote”, is it?

                        Oh… I see.
                        It’s the same old same old with you people, eh?

                        Instead of blaming those responsible (the capitalist politicians in power|), you want to murder every citizen in the country you had, because that’s the rational solution, eh?

                        Hee-hee!

                        If that’s how you all think over there, then perhaps you should just go right ahead and wipe each other off the map, because it seems you lack the intelligence to do anything else.

                    • FARREN MCDONALD

                      Did you just have a stroke or something?

                  • FARREN MCDONALD

                    Right.
                    Somehow, I don’t think I’ll waste my time looking at this ‘breaking news video’.

                    Better luck next time.

                    • tapatio

                      Hey, easy-bake baboon, were you too stupid to comprehend that this discussion is FOUR MONTHS OLD. No casual reader is going to stumble upon your drivel and there’s NO WAY you are bright enough to intimidate me.

                      “ISRAEL MUST BE LIKE A MAD DOG, TOO DANGEROUS TO BOTHER.”
                      Moshe Dayan

                      RABID DOGS ARE DESTROYED FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY.
                      They are capable of NOTHING, except spreading their disease.

                • FARREN MCDONALD

                  Ah ain’t worried none ’bout mah seeing ’em! An actchooly ahs like the feel a-one or two a them pokin’ in mah drawers (those pesky underwear currants).

                  Yor one-o them thar hare-lips, ain’t cha?

                  Don’t worry none. Lots-o mah friends lie to me all the time. They lie under me. They lies over top o me. Behind mah back. To mah face (that’s the one that really hurts the most).

                  Lying’s a part-o life, boy! Man up! Now howz about a pull off that hootchie-bottle there, eh? That’s a good lad!

            • k.leen

              “The Talking Heads” and the “know it alls” Simply cannot accept that Syrians wanted reforms and political prisoners released, an organic grass-roots movement to uplift their basic rights. Of course the people sporting Revolutionary ideas deny that Syrians have an opinion or a solid revolution in progress. Although they quote a “war criminal” and his cronies support in the bubble wrap of Damascus, they fail to quote one utterance of the millions of displaced and refugees that loved their country much, much more than the Assad regime or the foreign mercenaries. So proxy war of colonial styled invasion where arms dealers are profiting from both end of the candlestick. The House of Saud, The Iranians, The West, (The USA, UK and the French}, and the Great and Glorious Russia (Putin and The Kremlin) are all detested by the Syrians. Go Home the ISIS in the Levant is more agreeable than these foreign war mongers and arms dealers. When you start interviewing real people, the suffering, the tortured and the starving, maybe then you may learn the truth on the ground and who, when,where and why this is a revolution against Tyranny and The Crusades of the West. Bye, Bye Putin, Assad, SA and Hezvalla. So be it, It’s not our business and The USA is no more welcomed than Russia.

              • FARREN MCDONALD

                Yeah, that’ll happen, eh?

                Ironic, your denigration of “”know it alls””.

                And yet again, another dipshit Ahmurikan reiterates the orchestrated media-perpetuated lie of “ISIS” – which is the INVENTION OF THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION (with a little help from their EU friends).

                Yeah…psychopathic capitalists with visions of trillions dancing in their heads, are going to just up and develop a conscience and renege all their world-conquest plans.

                Somehow, I don’t think the partners involved would go along with that.

                So 10 points for imagination, but minus 100 for being totally out of touch with reality.

                Better luck next time, proud Ahmurikan. Keep reading.

            • FARREN MCDONALD

              Hey, there pardner…can ya *hic* can ya *hic* can ya maybe give me a little old swig outa that there hoochie bottle? Ahs an Ahmurikan, too, boy! Ah proud, patriotic Ahmurikan as you will ever see in your lifetime, so howz about a little swiggy, eh?

              Ah knows all about them there underwear currants! Gets in yer drawers an makes it look as if yer gots PILES or sumpthin. Goddamn turribal sight it is, an em-bar-ass-ing, too!

              That’s why ahs always keeps a clean pair with me at all times! Cuz ya never know when some classy dame is gonna take you up on yer prop-o-zissions, eh? Eh? Eh, boy? Wahhh-haaa-hhaaa-haaaa! Now howz about that there drinky-poo?

          • FARREN MCDONALD

            Well thank goodness that our sun will go nova in 4.5 billion years, and that the universe will fully decompose in a google-plex of years, leaving no trace of our miserable existence, eh?

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          Yeah. The Roths are in the habit of giving away money.

          How apt, to use the moniker: “Lost in america”

      • James Wherry

        So, here it is in May, 2016, and the Syrian government is back to using chemical weapons against its people.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/07/world/middleeast/syria-chemical-weapons.html

        • FARREN MCDONALD

          Right.
          Because you read it a paper owned by….Reuters?

          No chance of partiality or misdirection then, Sirrah.

          Keep up the good work!

      • James Wherry

        Only the Syrian government has the delivery systems necessary to unleash many of these chemical weapons attacks: helicopters using barrel bombs.

        “But when Sarmin was attacked, witnesses say they heard a helicopter overhead and only government forces have helicopters in Syria.

        “Then people say they heard a roaring sound, like thunder but there was no explosion, just casualties.”
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34212324
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34212324

        • tapatio

          The various major terror organizations were founded by the Israelis, the US and Saudi Arabia as vehicles for destabilization, regime change and to maintain fear in the population (primarily of the US and Europe), making huge expenditures of lives and money “acceptable” to the sheeple.

          Both the United States government and the Saudi Arabian regime are puppets and proxies of the Criminal, Predatory Capitalist Cartel whose seat of power is……

          Rothschild Bank
          New Court
          St Swithin’s Lane
          London EC4N 8AL
          United Kingdom

          That cartel created Zionism, the Saudi “royals” and the Bolshevik “Revolution” as vehicles to expand its power. Bolshevism (Communism) failed. Zionism (Judeo-Fascism) has, so far, partially succeeded.

          First is a plan, written for Netanyahu’s reign as Emperor of Greater Israel. The writer is the pseudo-American Zionist fanatic, Richard Perle………

          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

          Excerpt………..
          “………by establishing the precedent that Syrian territory is not immune to attacks emanating from Lebanon by Israeli proxy forces.”

          Next is a report A Report of The Project for the New American Century completed in September 2000………..

          https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3K_gsf7UCTI/maxresdefault.jpg

          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

          Compare actual events from 2001 to date to the plans outlined in this “report”. Please note, at the end of the report, the list of fanatical Zionists and their sycophants who are responsible for……

          “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”

          Exercpt…………
          “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

          Paul Wolfowitz
          William Kristol
          Alvin Bernstein
          Eliot Cohen
          David Epstein
          Donald Kagan
          Fred Kagan
          Robert Kagan
          Robert Killebrew
          Steve Rosen
          Gary Schmitt
          Abram Shulsky
          Dov Zakheim

          • James Wherry

            Why should anyone else need to destabilize Syria? Bashir al-Assad did that, himself.

      • James Wherry
      • James Wherry