According to the mainstream Western media, a ‘civil war’ is raging in Syria. Campaigning groups like the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1) make extravagant claims about huge numbers of casualties (they claim that around 20,000 people have already died) at the hands of the Syrian state security forces. Independent journalists, it is alleged, are not allowed to report directly from Syria, and the regime does not permit free press activities.
From such accounts, visitors might expect to find a country shocked and paralyzed by war, full of destruction. But when I arrived in Damascus on 12 July with a journalist visa to report for ZUERST! I saw none of these things. I took the land route from Beirut to Damascus, although a lot of people had told me the route wasn’t safe, because Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels had declared that they controlled around 85% of Syria. But when I crossed the Lebanese-Syrian border, I witnessed the normal border traffic – no masses of refugees, no panic, no fights. The route to Damascus had several Syrian Army checkpoints, but was calm and safe.
I returned to Damascus via the city of al Tel, which the FSA had occupied briefly until the Syrian army re-took the city. One could still see the traces of the rebel forces and their supporters – notably graffiti on walls celebrating not freedom or democracy, but rather extremist Muslim preachers. There were also threats daubed on shops – “Go on strike or burn!” – painted by rebels seeking to force the shop owners to go on strike to place pressure on the government. Western policymakers have a woefully wrong notion of Syria’s “Arab Spring”. There is little or no liberal, progressive opposition; even the FSA is an assembly of different militia groups, including jihadis, mercenaries and criminals.
You see folks, the CIA are just larping.
In the above video, Officer Jack McLamb discusses the growing number of soldiers who are “committing suicide.” Football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, discovered the true reason the United States is engaged in these foreign wars. He planned on making this information common knowledge upon returning to the states. Only a few days after making this announcement, Pat Tillman was assassinated with three bullets to the forehead.
An excerpt from a letter by Pat Tillman’s father to the Army investigator: “You are a General, there is no way a man like you, with your intelligence, education, military, experience, responsibilities (primarily for difficult situations), and rank… believes the conclusions reached in the March 31, 2005 Briefing Book. But your signature is on it. I assume, therefore, that you are part of this shameless bulls__t. I embarrassed myself by treating you with respect. I thought your rank deserved it and anticipated something different from the new and improved investigation. I won’t act so hypocritically if we meet again.” “In sum: F__k you… and yours.” Read the letters here: Pat Tillman Sr Letters
The whole Pat Tillman thing was quite strange and although this article discusses that story in detail, I’m more about talking the poppie fields.
And the fact that the war on terror is really just a war for drugs perpetuated by the governments of the west and europe for economic and civil control of the Middle East.
It’s becoming increasingly apparent as you research the issue that there is no real war on terror. It was just used as a means to steal your freedom ( the last of what you had left) and fear you into allowing the Imperial Army Of the Military Industrial Complex continue it’s conquest of Earth, her people and her resources.
The CIA should stop LARPING in foreign countries as members of Arab groups like the non-existantAl-Qaeda.
It’s pretty lame, and we all know you guys are just wearing costumes, I bet your accents are all shitty too.
Well let’s look at military conflicts that Iran [u]started[/u] in the last 100 years.
Other than internal rebellions, Iran has not been in an actual armed conflict with another nation since the Iraq-Iran War, in which Iran was invaded.
Sure, it’s perhaps had some though talking points. We know that the real people in charge of Iran ( the religious dictatorship) isn’t a peace loving, wanting person. However that does not give us the authority to invade their land and cause hundreds of thousands of civilians deaths in the process. Simply to remove a dictator the US helped put in place.
If we are speaking strictly from a military aggression standpoint, I would argue that the United States has been far more “aggressive” in it’s Middle Eastern Foreign Military Policy than Iran ever has been.
Employing primary source materials and what now is seen by most in the world as history, Iran has finacially supported Hezbollah and Hamas. As many countries including the US always strives for plausible denial and we all know every country in the world uses propoganda and BS, including Iran and the US, the fact remains, there is as much proof of Irans finacial ties to terrorist organizations as there is proof against it.
By it’s own definitions the CIA, the FBI, the NSA are all terrorist organizations which not only used tactics on it’s enemies, but also it’s own citizens in the form of fear propaganda and unlawful acts. It’s historically supported the the United States has had a hand in placing most if not all of the dictators they’ve currently been on a crusade of removing. All the way back to the 1950’s.
When I look at the odds of the United States having good reason to start a war and telling the truth about it’s “enemies”, I can’t help but stack those odds against it’s historical precedence of meddling in other nation’s affairs for it’s own benefit.