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Carne Ross - an interview AND launch of Occupy Card

Big interview in LA Review of Books.

Hat tip to Bob for this

Force for good?

Recent events and history suggest, contrary to popular myth, that America is anything but a force for good in the world.

People of the World are Fighting Back By Finian Cunningham

What the deluded Americans do not seem to realize is that they are on their own. The only entities willing to support their aggression on Syria is Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The Subterfuge of Syrian Chemical Weapons

The Subterfuge of Syrian Chemical Weapons By Nicola Nasser

Kerry quoted Ban Ki – moon as saying last week that “the U.N. investigation will not determine who used these chemical weapons, only whether such weapons were used.”

If the investigators’ mandate is only to confirm what is already “is undeniable,” in Kerry’s words, why were the UN investigators stripped of the mandate of determining “who” used the chemical weapons in Syria, if not to leave it up to the U.S. & partners to decide in advance as a prejudged conclusion that “There’s no doubt who is responsible: The Syrian regime,” according to Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, to be consistent with their plans for a regime change in Damascus, and let the truth go to hell.

Truth will out but will the world recognise it?

The UK government's case for war on Syria is full of woolly assertions and self-righteousness. 

UK Agencies Give Their Verdict on Damascus Chemical Weapons Attack By Adam Withnall

But evidence mounts of a false flag attack as justification for all out war on Syria.