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Cowichan Conversations: Canadian PM Harper’s Government Complicit in Israeli War Crimes

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Canada, once the peacekeeping nation of merit and respect has been downgraded in the eyes of international observers since being led by right wing ideologue, Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

His unbalanced view and posture is nowhere more obvious that his absolute support for the extreme right-wing . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canadian PM Harper’s Government Complicit in Israeli War Crimes

LeDaro: North Korea and robotic army

Almost all countries do a good job of brainwashing their soldiers – its all for patriotism and thus killing the enemy is justified. However, dictatorial governments do even a better job. North Korea is a good example. The picture below puts some light on this phenomena.

Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korea and robotic army

Bill Longstaff: Stephen Harper’s private army

It is known as the Canadian Special Forces Command, or CANSOFCOM. It commands a secret army, comprised of four units: the Joint Task Force-2 (JTF2), the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR), the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit—Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CJIRU-CBRN), and the 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS) which provides support to . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Stephen Harper’s private army

The Scott Ross: Why US Narrative On Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stinks

The thing about chemical weapons is that an odor usually follows their use, what is odd about Syria is that it is the United States’ decision to arm the rebels that stinks.

The US, despite its poor track record of linking weapons to nations, has recently announced that because it now believes the Syrian government . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why US Narrative On Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stinks

The Scott Ross: Why US Narrative On Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stinks

The thing about chemical weapons is that an odor usually follows their use, what is odd about Syria is that it is the United States’ decision to arm the rebels that stinks.

The US, despite its poor track record of linking weapons to nations, has recently announced that because it now believes the Syrian government did use chemical weapons, arming the rebels is now a moral imperative. However the often under-reported and plainly ignored facts strongly suggest it was not the Syrian government that used chemical weapons, but the rebels.

Besides of course that a significant amount of rebels belong to Jabhat al-Nusra a group classified as terrorists by the US and the UN, perhaps the most striking evidence that the Syrian rebels used chemical weapons is that a large portion of those who died from them are government soldiers.

Time World has reported that there are four alleged instances of chemical weapon use in Syria with other news agencies reporting that in at least one of these the majority of deaths were pro-Assad forces.

From Time, June 5 2013: “On Monday, the U.N. panel charged with investigating Syria’s hostilities issued a report in Geneva, saying that there was evidence that “limited quantities of toxic chemicals” had been used in four attacks in March and April, twice in Aleppo, once in Damascus, and once in Idlib.”

In March of this year both Fox News And Reuters confirm that most of the deaths in a chemical weapon attack in Aleppo were government forces: “Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Reuters that 16 Syrian Army soldiers were killed in the explosion, and 10 others died in a local hospital. He did not elaborate whether they were soldiers or civilians.”

The idea that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would use chemical weapons to kill his own soldiers who at the time were fighting the rebels is just one of the many inconsistencies in the US narrative in this civil war.

Another is that Assad, who knew using chemical weapons would bring US intervention, would have little reason to fire them, especially since his forces have had the upper hand for months. And not only did he not have a reason to use them, but using them to only kill a total of 100 to 150 people in four separate incidences would be inefficient; more traditional rockets and firepower are more accurate and far cheaper.

On top of all this is of course the fact that the UN has not only reported there is no evidence that Assad used chemical weapons, but that a UN inspector, independently, said it was the rebels who were the ones who used chemical weapons, which just so happens to explain why so many Syrian soldiers died from them.

Nonetheless, the United States has decided, despite the inconsistencies in its justification, to intervene in Syria’s civil war.

And because of that some may draw parallels between US involvement in Iraq with Syria, but some caution is required. Yes, both involved fictitious weapon allegations and will only lead to more violence, more extremists, and more years if not decades of instability, but this time a government gets overturned, a nation is ruined, and millions of lives are affected without any Americans getting their boots dirty.

Smell that? That’s progress. . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Why US Narrative On Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stinks

The Scott Ross: Peter MacKay Hid Billions In F-35 Costs

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011

“Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program”

http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

Extracts:

“One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011

“Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program”


http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

Extracts:

“One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi that was used to provide the false intelligence about Saddam Hussein seeking nuclear materials that was to provide a major casus belli for the United States for their war with Iraq. “

“Up until now, the primary narrative surrounding the torture scandal has been about the purported efficacy of using torture to produce intelligence in the “war on terror.” But the new Jessen material demonstrates that the program used as the basis for the “reverse-engineering” of the SERE torture techniques was a full-blown exploitation program, whose aims went far beyond the mere elicitation of information, but included the physical and psychological pressures to produce absolute compliance in prisoners for the purpose of false confessions, show trials, recruitment of spies, and medical experimentation.”

“My end of the bargain was that I had to verbally repeat my story, agreeing with anything they added, even when they dictated my thoughts, beliefs and actions incorrectly. They also fed me things to say about other detainees as well. I did so obediently, even though I knew they were all lies.”

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http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html

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By the way, where are the so brave, non ordinary, “special” “compliance scientists” who proudly embraced “interrogations” and who knows whatever else?
Shouldn’t these powerful and righteous “all professionals” , all “scientists” be speaking about their achievements with pride?

George Bush did…

And since they are , or believe to be , “special” , non ordinary people and above all “having more power than Bush”, they should step up to their “values” and proudly take responsibility for their “scientific achievements”. Isn’t that how it should be?

Or are they, men and women, soooooo brave in the shadows but cowards in the light ?

“…choose you this day whom ye will serve..” Joshua 24:15 . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

March 11, 2011 – by Josh Rogin

Article at:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/11/state_department_spokesman_calls_treatment_of_bradley_manning_ridiculous_and_counte

“”I spent 26 years in the air force. What is happening to Manning is ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid, and I don’t know why the DoD is doing it. Nevertheless, Manning is in the right place.” There are leaks everywhere in Washington – it’s a town that . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

March 11, 2011 – by Josh RoginArticle at:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/11/state_department_spokesman_calls_treatment_of_bradley_manning_ridiculous_and_counte””I spent 26 years in the air force. What is happening to Manning is ridicu… . . . → Read More: Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley calls treatment of Bradley Manning “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” | The Cable

World Headlines Review: Egypt and the Press: Stories and Stories

Coverage of the uprising in Egypt in its second week has become characterised by a number of types of reports, most of which paint colorful pictures, but do little to inform on the situation.  There are the political discussions as to the West’s reaction, and how the uprising will unbalance the Arab world and its . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Egypt and the Press: Stories and Stories