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Media Blackout of New Syria Revelations
scoop ^ | 4/14 | brad Hoff

Posted on 05/31/2014 6:34:30 PM PDT by mgist

On April 6, The London Review of Books published in its online journal Seymour Hersh’s “The Red Line and the Rat Line.” Hersh continues to expose details surrounding the staged August 21 chemical attack incident in Syria, which apparently pretty much everyone in Washington’s intelligence bureaucracy suspected was carried out by the rebels as soon as it happened.

Seymour Hersh is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist whose 40+ years career includes the exposing of the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up, as well as the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. His December 19 report, “Whose Sarin?” -was his first report to expose the Syria chemical attack hoax based on close contact with US Intelligence officials. While “Whose Sarin” was originally prepared for the Washington Post, the newspaper rejected it and a media blackout followed in American press. Currently, Hersh’s newest investigative findings are going unacknowledged in mainstream US media.

Hersh’s report confirms the following: • Obama’s push for attack on Syria was halted last minute when evidence that the Syrian government had nothing to do with the August 21 chemical attack became too overwhelming • It had been well known to US government officials throughout the summer of 2013 that Turkish PM Erdogan was supporting al-Nusra Front in attempts to manufacture Sarin • US military knew of Turkish and Saudi program for bulk Sarin production inside Syria from the spring of 2013 • UN inspectors knew the rebels were using chemical weapons on the battlefield since the spring of 2013 • As a result of the staged chemical incident, the White House ordered readiness for a “monster strike” on Syria, which included “two B-22 air wings and two thousand pound bombs” -and a target list which included military and civilian infrastructure targets (note: most of these are in densely populated civilian areas) • Full military strike was set for September 2 • UK defense officials relayed to their American counterparts in the lead up to planned attack: “We’re being set up here.” • CIA, MI6, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey set up a “rat line” back in 2012 to run Libyan weapons into Syria via Turkey, including MANPADS; the Benghazi consulate was headquarters for the operation • Obama OK’ed Turkish-Iranian gold export scam (that went from March 2012 to July 2013) which erupted in a Turkish scandal that nearly brought down the Erdogan government • US Intelligence community had immediate doubts about Syrian regime responsibility for Aug. 21 attack, yet “reluctant to contradict the president” • US government will not expose continued Turkey support of terrorism simply because “they’re a NATO ally”

In addition, last Thursday freelance Middle East journalist Sara Elizabeth Williams broke the story of a CIA/US Military run training camp for Syrian rebels in the Jordanian desert. VICE UK ran her story,“I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan,” yet it too failed to make it across the Atlantic into American reporting. International Syria experts thought her story hugely significant, but it got little attention. Top Syria expert in the US, Joshua Landis, announced on his Twitter account Thursday: “Sara Williams gets the scoop on the top secret FSA Training Camp in Jordan.” This courageous young freelancer revealed, with photos, the ins and outs of this secretive facility -yet the mainstream carefully shielded Americans from knowledge of the explosive report.

In email conversation with her this weekend, Williams told me: “The access was tough to get, but I think it was worth the effort: to my mind, it’s important that people know what their government is doing in their name, with their tax dollars.”

According to her investigative report: • Confirmed: “US-run training camp” for Syrian rebels in Northern Jordan • Rebel recruits go “off the grid” while in secretive training camp • Rebel fighter: “The Americans who taught us wore military uniforms I did not recognize. We called them by their first names and they spoke English to us.” • Camp awash with “American food and American dollars”: recruits eat Kentucky Fried Chicken and live in temporary “pre-fabricated housing” units • Recruits sent through intense 40 day program, which includes exercise, training in anti-tank missiles, and boot camp style atmosphere with orders given by US military instructors • Upon graduation, US trained insurgents slip back across Syria’s southern border • Experts say there are more camps like this one • American trained rebel insurgent says: “America is benefiting from the destruction and the killing in order to weaken both sides.”

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Syria
KEYWORDS: agitprop; iran; lebanon; putinsbuttboys; seymourhoffman; syria

1 posted on 05/31/2014 6:34:30 PM PDT by mgist
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2 posted on 05/31/2014 6:36:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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3 posted on 05/31/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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There was a “non combat related” death of an American soldier in Jordan this month - I hope to hell Trey Gowdy gets to the bottom of this incompetent administrations shenanigans in the ME.

4 posted on 05/31/2014 6:48:15 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mgist

Libya- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Egypt- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Syria- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Ukraine- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

You can always count on Obama to show you who is the least loathsome....they are the ones he is against. In Ukraine that is the separatists in the east...

5 posted on 05/31/2014 6:51:46 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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"In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government for allegedly crossing the ‘red line’ he had set in 2012 on the use of chemical weapons.​* Then with less than two days to go before the planned strike, he announced that he would seek congressional approval for the intervention. The strike was postponed as Congress prepared for hearings, and subsequently cancelled when Obama accepted Assad’s offer to relinquish his chemical arsenal in a deal brokered by Russia. Why did Obama delay and then relent on Syria when he was not shy about rushing into Libya? The answer lies in a clash between those in the administration who were committed to enforcing the red line, and military leaders who thought that going to war was both unjustified and potentially disastrous. Obama’s change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn’t match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army’s chemical weapons arsenal. The message that the case against Syria wouldn’t hold up was quickly relayed to the US joint chiefs of staff. The British report heightened doubts inside the Pentagon; the joint chiefs were already preparing to warn Obama that his plans for a far-reaching bomb and missile attack on Syria’s infrastructure could lead to a wider war in the Middle East. As a consequence the American officers delivered a last-minute caution to the president, which, in their view, eventually led to his cancelling the attack."
6 posted on 05/31/2014 6:53:10 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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7 posted on 05/31/2014 6:54:25 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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Apparently, it is no secret in Washington DC that Obama was arming Al Qaeda Rebels in the summer of 2012.

IMO, the Republican Establishment has as much blood on their hands as Obama does in regards to Libya. Nobody except Rep. Trey Gowdy is asking what was going on in Libya. The media is COMPLETELY uninterested.

Truth is, Obama was arming our enemies. When they attacked our compound, he did nothing to help.

8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:02:10 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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Good thing we are now training Al quiada in U.S. tactics to equal the playing field, wouldn’t want to have an unfair advantage now would we /s Treasonous b*stard.

9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:02:35 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:03:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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The Hersch article takes some time to digest, and I found many aspects of it required additional knowledge about the subject to understand.

Made me wonder if his source was the Massad.

I listed it here: >Post #7

“The Red Line and the Rat Line”

17 April 2014

7 posted on Thu 10 Apr 2014 11:49:45 AM CDT by Texas Fossil

11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:05:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Bobalu
Powerline Blog once said it right: “Obama is hardwired to do the wrong thing." This buffoon is a Marxist, not a Christian.
12 posted on 05/31/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: mgist
After 8 years of exposing Bush 'scandals' Hersh has been very silent on the target rich environment of Obama F'ups until now.

Any hits against Obama is welcome but I'd love to know his motivation to strike a 'progressive' now.

13 posted on 05/31/2014 7:10:26 PM PDT by AU72
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Time spent likely building a case. These things takes months, years, and sometimes longer. When your career is at stake, you can’t just go out and start lobbing charges. This guy is experienced and one of the things you learn real quick is to cover every end, every possible excuse that will be dredged up. Unlike Glenn Beck, this journalist actually built his case first before running his gums.

The fact he went after Bush is a plus for me. I hated the Bush doctrine and it warms my heart to see both sides held accountable. This is what media is supposed to do, not go to work in Gov then work in media. That used to be a massive sin that removed any credibility as a journalist. It seems the media forgot that after they got a taste of the power and privilege and access.

14 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:19 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: AU72

Better to bring down 0bama than the whole progressive enterprise.

15 posted on 05/31/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: drunknsage

I’m OK with investigative journalism, today it’s not practiced. Hersh only bothered to investigate conservative Presidents before. I’m just wondering his change of heart with Obama.

16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Texas Fossil

He had a lot of different sources. He is an award winning investigative reporter. He wrote a book, not articles. The question why is Obama shamelessly using the US military and tax payers money to support The Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda?

We know that they are drug traffickers as well asmterrorists. My guess is they are heroin cartels beholden to nations, like the Sinaloa is to Mexico. My guess is that Obama is beholden to certain criminal elements, the way Chavez was to Iran.

We are a narco nation. Beholden to Soros and God knows what else.

17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:44:29 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: AU72

seymour has investigated plenty of conservatives.

No one is willing to say what is going on in Afghanistan under US pretection.

Afghan drug smuggler – From Dubai 5 Star Hotels to Pol-e-Charkhi prison
By GHANIZADA - Sat May 31 2014, 2:56 pm

18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:55:21 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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bttt for later reading

19 posted on 05/31/2014 8:17:48 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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We witness the convergence of the godless Left, Global Fascists and Islamists against Christians, Jews and Freedom Lovers.

Obozo is owned by them. He acts in their interest intentionally bringing down the U.S.

He is a traitor to the nation. Was from the beginning.

And all of what you said it true. And much more.

20 posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:48 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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21 posted on 05/31/2014 11:59:25 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AU72

Anything that comes from Seymour Hersh is extremely suspect. His contacts dried up 25 years ago, and he is an America hating prog.

22 posted on 06/01/2014 6:08:36 AM PDT by neocon1984
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