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When the province of physical theory was extended to encompass microscopic phenomena through the creation of quantum mechanics, the concept of consciousness came to the fore again. It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to the consciousness.
Eugene Wigner

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Wal-Mart, Walgreens found selling chemical used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons based on Nazi science research

Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other large U.S. retailers have been found selling a chemical that can be used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons. The chemical is found in numerous products sold by Wal-Mart and Walgreens, and it is the same chemical that raised alarm when it was discovered that UK companies had been granted licenses to sell the chemical to Syria, where it is now believed the chemical was turned into a deadly nerve gas weapon of mass destruction.

The ingredients for making sarin, a super-powerful deadly nerve agent, are well known across the chemical industry (and widely documented on the internet, including at ScientificAmerican.com, as you’ll see below). They are:

• dimethyl methylphosphonate
• phosphorus trichloride
• sodium fluoride
• alcohol

All these ingredients can be readily ordered from a chemical supply house. Two of the four ingredients can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Walgreens (sodium fluoride and alcohol).

In fact, as part of an experiment in determining the ease of manufacturing such chemical weapons, a writer for Scientific American actually ordered these ingredients online for a grand total of $130.20 and acquired enough materials to manufacture 280 grams of deadly nerve gas.

As published at ScientificAmerican.com:

James M. Tour, a well-known organic chemist at Rice University and sometime Scientific American author, began to ring the alarm bells about chemical terrorism. While serving on a U.S. Defense Department panel to study the possibility, Tour concluded that nothing stood in the way of someone trying to acquire the ingredients of a chemical weapon.

So Tour decided to do a little test. He filled out an order form for all the chemicals needed to make sarin… and two of its relatives, soman and GF. His secretary then placed the order with Sigma-Aldrich, one of the nation’s most reputable chemical suppliers…

…Tour got a big box the next day by overnight mail. By following one of the well-known recipes for sarin — mixing dimethyl methylphosphonate, phosphorus trichloride, sodium fluoride and alcohol in the right amounts and sequence — he could have made 280 grams of the stuff or a comparable amount of soman or GF. (That’s more than 100 teaspoonfuls.) All this for $130.20 plus shipping and handling.

Enough fluoride-based sarin nerve agent to kill 10,000 people

According to this study listed by NIH, a 50% fatality rate of mammals is achieved at exposures of 165 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. The average person is considered to weigh 70 kg, meaning it takes less than 12 mg of sarin to kill roughly 50% of those exposed.

This means the 280 grams of sarin that the Scientific American author could have manufactured for $130.20 could be used to kill over 10,000 people.

And all the ingredients are readily available right now at mainstream retailers and mail-order operations, including Wal-Mart where two of the ingredients are readily obtained.

(Wal-Mart, by the way, is the same retailer that has for years been used by meth manufacturers to buy materials used to cook meth.)

Sarin nerve gas was originally developed by war criminal Nazi scientists at IG Farben

Through the application of well-known chemical processes, elemental fluorine can be freed from sodium fluoride then reconstructed into a deadly nerve gas. This is why products sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens could theoretically be used to manufacture nerve gas agents / weapons of mass destruction.

These chemical methods were first developed by Nazi scientists in the late 1930’s who worked for IG Farben, the “war criminal” corporation that was found guilty of Nazi war crimes and ordered broken apart to form three separate entities, one of which is the drug company Bayer. Bayer’s top executive was later also found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to prison. Yes, this is the same company that makes children’s aspirin.

In all, Nazi scientists developed four “G-series” nerve agents, all of which were based on fluorine, the same element found in sodium fluoride. The scientists credited for the discovery were Schrader, Ambros, Rudiger and Van der Linde. The “G” in “G-series” stands for “German.” The nerve agent name “Sarin” is an acronym of the names of the Nazi German scientists who developed it: Schrader, Ambros, Rudiger and Van der LINde. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_agent#G-s…)

These nerve agents were the precursors of modern-day pesticides, which are themselves “nerve agents” that kill living creatures by interfering with neurotransmitters. Organophosphates, for example, are a class of insecticides widely used in agriculture today. They were developed as derivatives of Nazi chemical weapons intended to kill human beings. Learn more about organophosphates at the Pesticide Action Network.

U.S. government dumps sarin nerve agents in the ocean

In the 1950’s, NATO embraced this Nazi war weapon as a “standard chemical weapon,” and the United States began to produce and stockpile the weapon, storing it for decades. When the U.S. military finally decided to start reducing its stockpiles of sarin nerve agents in the 1970’s, it dumped tens of thousands of tons of it into the oceans as part of Operation CHASE.

This means the U.S. government is already guilty of deploying weapons of mass destruction on highly-intelligent mammalian aquatic species such as dolphins and whales.

“According to a 1998 report created by William Brankowitz, a deputy project manager in the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, the Army created at least 26 chemical weapons dump sites in the ocean off at least 11 states on both the west and east coasts,” reports Wikipedia.

Many of those chemical weapons dump sites remain a secret today due to “national security.”

Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other retailers sell chemicals used to make sarin nerve agents

But you don’t need to search for hidden chemical weapons dump sites to find the ingredients to make sarin today. You can find two of the four ingredients at Wal-Mart!

Incredibly, both Wal-Mart and Walgreens carry a product called “Nursery Water” that instructs parents to feed one of these chemicals — sodium fluoride — to their babies. Click here to read more details on Nursery Water.

Sodium fluoride contains fluorine atoms, and fluorine is the key component in the manufacture of deadly nerve gas as described above. It also happens to be used in many mind-altering psychiatric drugs that interfere with normal brain function (and make some people suicidal).

This ingredients label photo shows this chemical being added to an infant water product sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens:

The label also instructs parents to use mix the water product with infant formula and feed it to their babies.

Sodium fluoride called “nerve gas chemicals” by international media

“BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas,” reported the Sunday Mail / Daily Record. “Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began. The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb…”

France24.com also reports, “UK approved nerve gas chemical exports to Syria… fluoride is also a key element in the production of chemical weapons such as sarin – thought to be the nerve gas used…”

The Independent added: “UK Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria – UK accused of ‘breath-taking laxity’ over export licence for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride”

That “nerve gas chemical” is, of course, sodium fluoride, the same stuff added to baby water and sold at Wal-Mart. See previous coverage of this “chemical weapons” disclosure here at Natural News.

Sources for this article include
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cf…
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6493427
http://www.naturalnews.com/024534_Europe_hea…
http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/what-is-th…

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US: The Indispensable (Bombing) Nation

Pepe Escobar
Asia Times Online

Yes We Scan. Yes We Drone. And Yes We Bomb. The White House’s propaganda blitzkrieg to sell the Tomahawking of Syria to the US Congress is already reaching pre-bombing maximum spin – gleefully reproduced by US corporate media.

And yes, all parallels to Iraq 2.0 duly came to fruition when US Secretary of State John Kerry pontificated that Bashar al-Assad “now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein” as an evil monster. Why is Cambodia’s Pol Pot never mentioned? Oh yes, because the US supported him.

Every single tumbleweed in the Nevada desert knows who’s itching for war on Syria; vast sectors of the industrial-military complex; Israel; the House of Saud; the “socialist” Francois Hollande in France, who has wet dreams with Sykes-Picot. Virtually nobody is lobbying Congress NOT to go to war.

And all the frantic war lobbying may even be superfluous; Nobel Peace Prize winner and prospective bomber Barack Obama has already implied – via hardcore hedging of the “I have decided that the United States should take military action” kind – that he’s bent on attacking Syria no matter what Congress says.

Obama’s self-inflicted “red line” is a mutant virus; from “a shot across the bow” it morphed into a “slap on the wrist” and now seems to be “I’m the Bomb Decider”. Speculation about his real motives is idle. His Hail Mary pass of resorting to an extremely unpopular Congress packed with certified morons may be a cry for help (save me from my stupid “red line”); or – considering the humanitarian imperialists of the Susan Rice kind who surround him – he’s hell bent on entering another war for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and the House of Saud lobby under the cover of “moral high ground”. Part of the spin is that “Israel must be protected”. But the fact is Israel is already over-protected by an AIPAC remote-controlled United States Congress. [1]

What about the evidence?
The former “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” are doing their part, enthusiastically supporting the White House “evidence” with a dodgy report of their own, largely based on YouTube intel. [2]

Even Fox News admitted that the US electronic intel essentially came from the 8200 unit of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) – their version of the NSA. [3] Here, former UK ambassador Craig Murray convincingly debunks the Israeli intercepted intel scam.

The most startling counterpunch to the White House spin remains the Mint Press News report by AP correspondent Dale Gavlak on the spot, in Ghouta, Damascus, with anti-Assad residents stressing that “certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the gas attack”.

I had a jolt when I first read it – as I have been stressing the role of Bandar Bush as the dark arts mastermind behind the new Syria war strategy (See Bandar Bush, ‘liberator’ of Syria, Asia Times Online, August 13, 2013).

Then there’s the fact that Syrian Army commandos, on August 24, raiding “rebel” tunnels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar, seized a warehouse crammed with chemicals required for mixing “kitchen sarin”. The commando was hit by some form of nerve agent and sent samples for analysis in Russia. This evidence certainly is part of President Vladimir Putin’s assessment of the White House claims as totally unconvincing.

On August 27, Saleh Muslim, head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Reuters the attack was “aimed at framing Assad”. And in case the UN inspectors found the “rebels” did it, “everybody would forget it”. The clincher; “Are they are going to punish the Emir of Qatar or the King of Saudi Arabia, or Mr Erdogan of Turkey?”

So, in a nutshell, no matter how it happened, the locals in Ghouta said Jabhat al-Nusra did it; and Syrian Kurds believe this was a false flag to frame Damascus.

By now, any decent lawyer would be asking cui bono? What would be Assad’s motive – to cross the “red line” and launch a chemical weapons attack on the day UN inspectors arrive in Damascus, just 15 kilometers away from their hotel?

This is the same US government who sold the world the narrative of a bunch of unskilled Arabs armed with box cutters hijacking passenger jets and turning them into missiles smack in the middle of the most protected airspace on the planet, on behalf of an evil transnational organization.

So now this same evil organization is incapable of launching a rudimentary chemical weapons attack with DIY rockets – a scenario I first outlined even before Gavlak’s report. [4] Here is a good round-up of the “rebels” dabbling with chemical weapons. Additionally, in late May, Turkish security forces had already found sarin gas held by hardcore Jabhat al-Nusra jihadis.

So why not ask Bandar Bush?
We need to keep coming back over and over again to that fateful meeting in Moscow barely four weeks ago between Putin and Bandar Bush. [5]

Bandar was brazen enough to tell Putin he would “protect” the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He was brazen enough to say he controls all Chechens jihadis from the Caucasus to Syria. All they needed was a Saudi green light to go crazy in Russia’s underbelly.

He even telegraphed his next move; “There is no escape from the military option, because it is the only currently available choice given that the political settlement ended in stalemate. We believe that the Geneva II Conference will be very difficult in light of this raging situation.”

That’s a monster understatement – because the Saudis never wanted Geneva II in the first place. Under the House of Saud’s ultra-sectarian agenda of fomenting the Sunni-Shi’ite divide everywhere, the only thing that matters is to break the alliance between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah by all means necessary.

The House of Saud’s spin du jour is that the world must “prevent aggression against the Syrian people”. But if “the Syrian people” agrees to be bombed by the US, the House of Saud also agrees. [6]

Compared to this absurdity, Muqtada al-Sadr’s reaction in Iraq stands as the voice of reason. Muqtada supports the “rebels” in Syria – unlike most Shi’ites in Iraq; in fact he supports the non-armed opposition, stressing the best solution is free and fair elections. He rejects sectarianism – as fomented by the House of Saud. And as he knows what an American military occupation is all about, he also totally rejects any US bombing.

The Bandar Bush-AIPAC strategic alliance will take no prisoners to get its war. In Israel, Obama is predictably being scorned for his “betrayal and cowardice” in the face of “evil”. The Israeli PR avalanche on congress centers on the threat of a unilateral strike on Iran if the US government does not attack Syria. As a matter of fact congress would gleefully vote for both. Their collective IQ may be sub-moronic, but some may be led to conclude that the only way to “punish” the Assad government is to have the US doing the heavy work as the Air Force for the myriad “rebels” and of course jihadis – in the way the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, the Kurdish peshmerga in Iraq and the anti-Gaddafi mercenaries in Libya duly profited.

So here, in a nutshell, we have the indispensable nation that drenched North Vietnam with napalm and agent orange, showered Fallujah with white phosphorus and large swathes of Iraq with depleted uranium getting ready to unleash a “limited”, “kinetic” whatever against a country that has not attacked it, or any US allies, and everything based on extremely dodgy evidence and taking the “moral high-ground”.

Anyone who believes the White House spin that this will be just about a few Tomahawks landing on some deserted military barracks should rent a condo in Alice in Wonderland. The draft already circulating in Capitol Hill is positively scary. [7]

And even if this turns out to be a “limited”, “kinetic” whatever, it will only perpetuate the chaos. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has referred to it as “controlled chaos”. Not really; the Empire of Chaos is now totally out of control.

Notes:
1. White House to Congress: Help protect Israel, Politico, September 2, 2013.
2. Le document des services de renseignement sur l’attaque chimique syrienne, Liberation, September 2, 2013.
3. Israeli intelligence first confirmed Assad regime behind alleged chemical attack, Fox News, August 28, 2013.
4. ‘War on chemical weapons’: Obama traps himself into Syrian combat, Russia Today, August 28, 2013.
5. Russian President, Saudi Spy Chief Discussed Syria, Egypt, Al Monitor, August 21, 2013.
6. Arab states urge action against Syrian government, Reuters, September 2, 2013.
7. President Obama’s draft legislation regarding the Syrian conflict, Washington Post, September 1, 2013.

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.

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U.S.-NATO Should Not Be “Al Qaeda’s Air Force”

Kerry’s Claim that Syrian Rebels Are Not Associated with Al Qaeda Has Been Thoroughly Debunked

Politico notes:

“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” [Senator Ted] Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force.

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Fast and Furious – WTC7


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A U.S. Air Force Douglas A-1E Skyraider drops ...

A U.S. Air Force Douglas A-1E Skyraider drops a white phosphorus bomb on a Viet Cong postion in South Vietnam in 1966. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

US used white phosphorus in Iraq

16 Nov 2005 US troops used white phosphorus as a weapon in last year’s offensive in the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US has said. “It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants,” spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable told the BBC – though not against civilians [Yeah, right!], he said. The US had earlier said the substance – which can cause burning of the flesh – had been used only for illumination. BBC defence correspondent Paul Wood says having to retract its denial is a public relations disaster for the US.

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Found at Last: After Searching for 10 Years, the Iraqi WMD Have Finally Been Found – in Syria

The World Might Be Finally Losing the Stars in Their Eyes About US Foreign PolicySecretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?”A US drone has just taken a photo of Mullah Omar riding on a motorcycle through the streets of Damascus. 1

So what do we have as the United States refuses to rule out an attack on Syria and keeps five warships loaded with missiles in the eastern Mediterranean?

Only 9 percent of Americans support a US military intervention in Syria. 2

Only 11% of the British supported a UK military intervention; this increased to 25% after the announcement of the alleged chemical attack. 3

British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a parliamentary vote August 29 endorsing military action against Syria 285-272

64% of the French people oppose an intervention by the French Army. 4 “Before acting we need proof,” said a French government spokesperson. 5

Former and current high-ranking US military officers question the use of military force as a punitive measure and suggest that the White House lacks a coherent strategy. “If the administration is ambivalent about the wisdom of defeating or crippling the Syrian leader, possibly setting the stage for Damascus to fall to Islamic fundamentalist rebels, they say, the military objective of strikes on Assad’s military targets is at best ambiguous.” 6

President Obama has no United Nations approval for intervention. (In February a massive bombing attack in Damascus left 100 dead and 250 wounded; in all likelihood the work of Islamic terrorists. The United States blocked a Russian resolution condemning the attack from moving through the UN Security Council)

None of NATO’s 28 members has proposed an alliance with the United States in an attack against Syria. NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that he saw “no NATO role in an international reaction to the [Syrian] regime.” 7

The Arab League has not publicly endorsed support of US military action in Syria; nor have key regional players Saudi Arabia and Qatar, concerned about a possible public backlash from open support for US intervention. 8

We don’t even know for sure that there was a real chemical attack. Where does that accusation come from? The United States? The al-Qaeda rebels? Or if there was such an attack, where is the evidence that the Syrian government was the perpetrator? The Assad regime has accused the rebels of the act, releasing a video showing a cave with alleged chemical-weapon equipment as well as claiming to have captured rebels possessing Sarin gas. Whoever dispensed the poison gas – why, in this age of ubiquitous cameras, are there no photos of anyone wearing a gas mask? The UN inspection team was originally dispatched to Syria to investigate allegations of earlier chemical weapons use: two allegations made by the rebels and one by the government.

The United States insists that Syria refused to allow the UN investigators access to the site of the attack. However, the UN request was made Saturday, August 24; the Syrian government agreed the next day. 9

In rejecting allegations that Syria deployed poison gas, Russian officials have argued that the rebels had a clear motivation: to spur a Western-led attack on Syrian forces; while Assad had every reason to avoid any action that could spur international intervention at a time when his forces were winning the war and the rebels are increasingly losing world support because of their uncivilized and ultra-cruel behavior.

President George W. Bush misled the world on Iraq’s WMD, but Bush’s bogus case for war at least had details that could be checked, unlike what the Obama administration released August 29 on Syria’s alleged chemical attacks – no direct quotes, no photographic evidence, no named sources, nothing but “trust us,” points out Robert Parry, intrepid Washington journalist.

So, in light of all of the above, the path for Mr. Obama to take – as a rational, humane being – is of course clear. Is it not? N’est-ce pas? Nicht wahr? – Bombs Away!

Pretty discouraging it is. No, I actually find much to be rather encouraging. So many people seem to have really learned something from the Iraqi pile of lies and horror and from decades of other American interventions. Skepticism – good ol’ healthy skepticism – amongst the American, British and French people. It was stirring to watch the British Parliament in a debate of the kind rarely, if ever, seen in the 21st-century US Congress. And American military officers asking some of the right questions. The Arab League not supporting a US attack, surprising for an organization not enamored of the secular Syrian government. And NATO – even NATO! – refusing so far to blindly fall in line with the White House. When did that last happen? I thought it was against international law.

Secretary of State John Kerry said that if the United States did not respond to the use of chemical weapons the country would become an international “laughingstock”. Yes, that’s really what America and its people have to worry about – not that their country is viewed as a lawless, mass-murdering repeat offender. Other American officials have expressed concern that a lack of a US response might incite threats from Iran and North Korea. 10

Now that is indeed something to laugh at. It’s comforting to think that the world might be finally losing the stars in their eyes about US foreign policy partly because of countless ridiculous remarks such as these.

# # # #William Blum, BFP contributing author and analyst, is an American, historian and critic of United States foreign policy. He is the author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military & CIA Interventions Since World War II. He has described his life’s mission as: “If not ending, at least slowing down the American Empire. At least injuring the beast. It’s causing so much suffering around the world.Mr. Blum can be reached through his website http://killinghope.org .

– See more at: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2013/09/04/found-at-last-after-searching-for-10-years-the-iraqi-wmd-have-finally-been-found-in-syria/#more-23866

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Warmongers Unite (As They Always Do); Boehner Caves In, Backs War; McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing

n a completely expected yet disappointing moment, a wide range of Democrat and Republican fools have united in support of war.

It’s hard to know precisely where to begin with this wrap-up as there is rampant stupidity on both sides of the political aisle but let’s start with a preposterous statement by Secretary of State John Kerry who said Congress Faces ‘Munich Moment’.

Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats during a Monday conference call that they face a “Munich moment” as they weigh whether to approve striking Syria to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons, two sources with knowledge of the call told NBC News.

The phrase is a reference to the 1938 Munich Pact that ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany — a moment that history has harshly judged as an appeasement of Adolf Hitler that preceded World War II.

Kerry’s Preposterous Comparison

Five Simple Facts

  1. Syria has no desire to rule the world
  2. Syria did not invade any other countries
  3. Syria is not demanding territory as the price for non-aggression
  4. This is nothing like the 1938 Munich Pact that ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany
  5. Kerry looks like a complete fool (as well as an Obama tool) to make the comparison he did

Rush to War

In this mad dash to war please note that John Kerry says US tests prove sarin used in Syria attacks

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, on Sunday strengthened the case for military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime after announcing that tests conducted on gas attacks in Syria had proved positive for the nerve agent sarin.

Sarin Used? By Whom?

Let’s assume that sarin was used. Not once did Kerry say who was responsible. So who was responsible?

Please consider Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit.

Interviews with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, where the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders said at least 355 people had died last week from what it believed to be a neurotoxic agent, appear to indicate as much.

The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly targeted civilians. U.S. warships are stationed in the Mediterranean Sea to launch military strikes against Syria in punishment for carrying out a massive chemical weapons attack. The U.S. and others are not interested in examining any contrary evidence, with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday that Assad’s guilt was “a judgment … already clear to the world.”

However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.

“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lives in Ghouta.

Abdel-Moneim said his son and 12 other rebels were killed inside of a tunnel used to store weapons provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, who was leading a fighting battalion. The father described the weapons as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”

Ghouta townspeople said the rebels were using mosques and private houses to sleep while storing their weapons in tunnels.

Propaganda On Both Sides

Given the propaganda on both sides, it is arguable as to whether the above story is true or not. Regardless, the story is plausible.

More importantly, precisely what business is it of the US to rush to war over uncertain facts?

Is poison gas really any worse than tens of thousands killed in African slaughters by machetes and other means?

To those who died, what difference does it make?

The Difference Is Oil

The US is in Syria for two reasons.

  1. Oil
  2. Warmongers promote war on the flimsiest of excuses every chance they get

Were it not for oil, the warmongers probably would not have succeeded in this case. Oil is the only real difference between this case and numerous slaughters in Africa in which the US stood by and did nothing.

Boehner Caves In

As totally expected by any rational thinking person (especially in light of Boehner caving in to the whims of Obama on numerous budget issues) Boehner’s Aboard: Obama Gains Syria-Strike Support

President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.

Warmonger McCain Leads the Charge

On September 2, McCain said Congress Must Support Obama on Syria Action

Republican Senator John McCain said Congress must back taking action against Syria and that a failure of lawmakers to act would be “catastrophic” for U.S. interests in the region.

Catastrophic? How? Why? Is Syria a threat to the US? If so, in what way?

McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing

Syria is so much a threat that McCain Was Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing

As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.”

Warmonger McCain attempted to make light of the issue with a ridiculous tweet: “Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!

McCain Scandal

Yes senator, this is a scandal. If you were a Democrat, Fox news would be trumpeting the story for days if not weeks.

McCain learned nothing from his six years in captivity in one of the stupidest wars in history. And because of his captivity, he is the ideal spokesman for the defense industry warmongers.

Who better than McCain to fire the often heard charge “weak on defense”

McCain Fake Patriot

McCain is the gold medal winner in the “fake patriotism” contest.

Getting shot down in a war that the US should not have been involved with in the first place does not make one a hero.

Squandering taxpayer money in other senseless wars does not make one a hero either.

The simple facts of the matter are: this is another mad rush to war, on trumped-up evidence, for no good reason even IF the evidence as portrayed was correct.

Yet, here we go again, in another mad dash to war, this time with Obama siding with war-mongering McCain, and Boehner caving in to Obama (as he always does, on every issue).

Recall that Hillary Clinton caved in to Bush (and likely lost the nomination to Obama because she would not admit an error).

What if Romney Won?

Would things be any different if Mitt Romney won the election?

Given the Democrat strangle hold on the Senate, it is 100% certain that Obamacare would not have been repealed. Most legislation in Congress would not have been any different.

The biggest difference under Romney, is that we would probably be in a trade war with China and a real war with Iran. Would that be better?

If you conclude war was likely no matter who won, you conclude correctly. If you sense I am disgusted with both political parties, you sense correctly.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com

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