Obama’s War on Syria Based on Lies
by Stephen Lendman
All wars are based on lies. Claims about Syrian forces using chemical weapons are false. They’re malicious.
They’re bald-faced lies. They’re repeated anyway. John Kerry wrongfully accused Syria of using chemical weapons.
It’s “undeniable,” he claimed. It’s “a moral obscenity.” He’ll provide evidence, he said. He has none. It’s invented. Don’t expect him to explain.
Vice president Biden lied, saying:
“There is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons, the Syrian regime.”
“Chemical weapons have been used. Everyone acknowledges their use.”
“No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.”
“We know the Syrian regime is the only ones who have the weapons.”
“They’ve used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, they have the means to deliver those weapons, and they’re determined to wipe out the places attacked by the chemical weapons.”
Assad “must be held accountable.”
No evidence suggests Syrian forces used chemical weapons any time throughout months of conflict. Plenty points fingers the right way.
Insurgents used them multiple times. They’ve been caught red-handed. They’re responsible for last Wednesday’s Ghouta incident.
Don’t expect Obama officials to explain. Doing it compromises their regime change plans. They’re longstanding. They haven’t changed.
August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. It’s getting widespread media coverage.
His April 4, 1967 “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” address is ignored. It was delivered one year to the day before his state-sponsored assassination.
He called America “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” It’s “on the wrong side of a world revolution,” he said.
“We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence, or violent co-annihilation.”
“We must move past indecision to action. If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.”
Silence is “betrayal.” He called war in Vietnam “an enemy of the poor.”
“(I)t should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for the integrity and life (in) America today can ignore the present war. If America’s soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read Vietnam.”
“This madness must cease….We must stop now….We must continue to raise our voices if our nation persists in its perverse ways in Vietnam.”
He called for a “revolution of values, (including) declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”
He ended quoting James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891), saying:
“Once to every man and nation
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth and falsehood,
For the good or evil side….”
That time is now, said King. His dream’s still unfulfilled 46 years later. Things are worse now than ever.
It bears repeating what previous articles stressed. We’re living through the most perilous time in world history. America bears full responsibility.