As Destruction Of Chemical Weapons Begins In Syria CIA Escalates Aid To Rebels

By: Monday October 7, 2013 10:25 am

After the Assad government in Syria responded to a (likely unscripted) ultimatum by Secretary of State Kerry by agreeing to destroy their chemical weapons, the CIA is stepping up military aid to the people trying to overthrow Assad. Talk about mixed messages – please give up those dangerous weapons so we can help destroy you. [...]

BuzzFeed Hacks Away At Mint Press News’ Syria Story

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:14 am

Viral media and cat picture experts BuzzFeed decided to once again enter the fray of actual journalism, it didn’t go well. Known for mostly writing and rewriting press releases and practicing access journalism (which is to say not-journalism) the listcle masters decided they would tell the “inside story” of Mint Press News. The authors of [...]

Deal Reached On Syrian Chemical Weapons

By: Friday September 27, 2013 10:29 am

Instead of bombing Syria and seeing what happened next (the original Obama plan) an agreement has been worked out at the UN Security Council for Syria to give up its chemical weapons. The central negotiations are alleged to have been between the United States and Russia. A vote could come as early as Friday evening [...]

Did Iran Win The US-Iraq War?

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 12:04 pm

A central claim in a new story published by the New Yorker is that the real victor in the 2003 war between the US and Saddam governments was the Islamic Republic of Iran. Profiling Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Qods Force, a division of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the article describes how [...]

‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Join With Al-Qaeda Faction

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 8:01 am

It is a good thing President Obama waved that terrorist provision in the arms export act because he is now likely arming Al Qaeda. In a show of unity among the rebel forces fighting in Syria, a joint statement was made by both the ‘moderate’ and Al-Qaeda allied factions slamming interference by Western powers in the [...]

Pentagon Proposes Boots On The Ground In Syrian Civil War

By: Thursday September 19, 2013 5:57 am

Despite it being overwhelmingly clear that the American people want nothing to do with the civil war in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed entering the war. Under the proposal US involvement will escalate from providing weapons to rebels via the CIA to direct support and training of rebel forces by the US military. The Pentagon [...]

Obama Bypasses Terrorism Rule To Give Weapons To Syrian Rebels

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:15 am

President Obama, in order to arm Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels, has waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups. Not surprisingly, federal law currently bans giving weapons to terrorists. Though it seems Obama does have the authority to bypass the restriction and he is choosing to do [...]

Report: Nearly Half Of Syrian Rebel Fighters Are Jihadists Or Hardline Islamists

By: Monday September 16, 2013 8:01 am

As a peace deal is in the works it seems the earlier case for a dominant “moderate” rebel force in Syria keeps dissolving in the light of evidence. This should not be that surprising given that the leading voice for a dominant moderate rebel force talking point was proven to be a fraud. Now a [...]

Saudis Sending Death Row Prisoners To Fight With Rebels In Syria

By: Friday September 13, 2013 10:51 am

What is the role of Saudi Arabia in this proposal for a US military strike on Syria? It is not a question you will see asked much in the American media, but you should. Internationally there has been some coverage of the Saudi role, particularly the oceans of cash they’ve been lavishing on jihadist rebels [...]

Assad: US Must Stop Arming Rebels For Chemical Weapons Plan To Work

By: Friday September 13, 2013 5:59 am

Just as the Obama Administration is demanding Assad give up chemical weapons they are arming the other side of the Syrian Civil War. Not surprisingly the Assad government is furious and demanding that the US stop giving weapons to people trying to kill them if they want their cooperation. Seems like a pretty reasonable request. [...]

As Assad Pledges To Turn Over Chemical Weapons, CIA Ships Weapons To Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 8:11 am

What exactly is the Obama Administration’s policy on Syria anyway? One of the few things that could be gleaned from President Obama’s odd speech the other night is a concern for the use of chemical weapons. In fact, Secretary of State Kerry has been saying that was the only concern and any strikes would be [...]