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Video: What’s REALLY Going On In Syria?
Posted on December 8, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog
Lieutenant Colonel – Who Wrote Speech Which Launched the Iraq War – Explains In Video Interview

If you want to learn what’s really going on in Syria, watch this brief interview with U.S. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, and the guy who wrote Powell’s famous speech on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction:


Wilkerson has no particular love for the governments in Syria or Iran, and is solely talking about what is best for America.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012....ia.html



Wilkerson says that the idea that Assad would be planning to use chemical WMD on his people is "preposterous" and that nothing coming from our intelligence community on the subject should be taken serious!!


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The bigger the lie the more people will believe it. We all know who said that – but it still works. Bashar al-Assad has chemical weapons. He may use them against his own Syrian people. If he does, the West will respond. We heard all this stuff last year – and Assad’s regime repeatedly said that if – if  – it had chemical weapons, it would never use them against Syrians.
But now Washington is playing the same gas-chanty all over again. Bashar has chemical weapons. He may use them against his own people. And if he does…

Well if he does, Obama and Madame Clinton and Nato will be very, very angry. But over the past week, all the usual pseudo-experts who couldn’t find Syria on a map have been warning us again of the mustard gas, chemical agents, biological agents that Syria might possess – and might use. And the sources? The same fantasy specialists who didn’t warn us about 9/11 but insisted that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction in 2003: “unnamed military intelligence sources”. Henceforth to be acronymed as UMIS.

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And now, the coup de théâtre. Someone from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation called me up this week to talk about the use of chemical weapons by Hafez al-Assad in Hama during the Sunni Muslim uprising in the city in 1982. Their sources were the same old UMIS. But I happened to have got into Hama in February 1982 – which is why the Canadian was calling me – and while Hafez’s Syrian army was very definitely slaughtering its own people (who were, by the way, slaughtering regime officials and their families), no one ever used chemical weapons.

Not a single soldier I saw in Hama carried a gas mask. No civilians carried gas masks. The dangerously perfumed air which I and my colleagues smelt after chemicals were used by our (then) ally Saddam against Iranian soldiers in the 1980s was not present. And none of the dozens of civilian survivors I have interviewed in the 30 years since 1982 ever mentioned the use of gas.

But now we are to believe that it was used. And so the infantile new fairy tale has begun: Hafez al-Assad used gas against his own people in Hama 30 years ago. So his son Bashar may do the same again. And wasn’t that one of the reasons we invaded Iraq in 2003 – because Saddam had used gas against his own people already and may do so again?


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What do you say we stay out of Syria?

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"the guy who wrote Powell’s famous speech [lying] on Iraqi [nonexistent] weapons of mass destruction:"

So the guy who constructed THE LIES that Colin Powell mouthed to the world is a believable source now why?

ROTFLMAO.

Thanks for the Monday chuckle.
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What do you say we stay out of Syria?

Problem 1:  Defense industry is always anxious that we use up some of our arsenal -- so they can sell more.  When fear mongering doesn't work (Iran really isn't anywhere big enough to be a world threat) -- then appeal to people's other emotions.

Problem 2:  Too many Americans react emotionally rather than intellectually.  OMG, they're killing people.  Syria?  where's Syria?

I thought Obama would be different.  But alas, no.


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Your right, alas no. And by no means is Colonel Wilkerson the lone wolf on this. Nor did he or Powell work in intelligence. Remember, Bush fit the intelligence around the policy. Powell knows he was used. He's acknowledged that. The government fooled most Americans once with regards to WMD scare, so shame on them, right? If they do it twice, shame on somebody else.

And the al Qaida infested FSA  (that the US loves to support) seized control of a chemical factory last week. The Assad government has warned that the insurgents could use chemical warfare. The Assad government has repeatedly made assurances that they shall not be using them on their own people. Russia is dismissive of the claims from the administration. But some people never learn.


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