Therefore there are plans to legitimize the attack on Syria, somehow...
Going long today...
NATO rules out Intervention In Syria- take this with a grain of salt
While NATO is ruling out overt intervention, they clearly have not ruled out covert intervention.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said military action in Syria was out of the question.
“My answer is very short. NATO has no intention [to intervene] whatsoever. I can completely rule that out,” he told reporters.
As evidenced by all that has gone on these past 9 months. Involving NATO nations
What is making overt intervention in Syria impossible for NATO has been the veto at the UN by Russia and China influenced by the Libyan precedent.
The reason for the lack of overt intervention?
Western officials (NATO) note that the legal basis for the Libya operation was UNSC authorization,while its political legitimacy was provided by Arab League support.
The Arab League support was cooked up thanks to the Gulf Council, however, the perception of political legitimacy permeated thanks to the msm. What really green lighted the attack on Libya was the United Nations (Useless Nations) "approval"
Since Russia and China have vetoed UN sanctions against Syria thus far- NATO can't garner any legitimacy for an overthrow of Assad.
As an aside the overthrow of Gaddafi was the real reason for the NATO attack. There was no reality behind the claim of protecting civilians.
The article linked above mentions the imposition of a no-fly zone morphing into a military campaign for regime-change. As if it was happenstance?!
The main stream media is so good at this type of spin!
Glossing over the fact: Regime change and the murder of Gaddafi were always the goals. Protection of civilians was the ruse used to attain the goal.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said "We won't let Syria become the 2nd Libya" , after meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council in Abu Dhabi
“We do not support regimes, we support international law,” Lavrov reiterated Moscow’s stance on Syria.
“Isolation is not our approach,” Lavrov outlined. “If something goes wrong in Syria, many countries of the region will feel a negative impact. We can’t support isolation because of the lesson we drew from Libya.”
I find this statement most interesting-
“If something goes wrong in Syria, many countries of the region will feel a negative impact"
What is suggested by that statement?
That said, let's get back to Syria:
The demonization of Syria is in full force today!
An unbelievable amount of nonsense has flooded the main stream media. We're going to look at a few really interesting stories
"Officials and Witnesses are claiming Syria is planting landmines to harm fleeing refugees"
Claim- Syria is planting landmines along parts of the country's border with Lebanon as refugees stream out of Syria
Nice spin: Problem being when one reads through the article...
-An alleged Syrian who was trying to enter Syria from Lebanon was injured by a landmine. He was brought to a hospital in Lebanon.
Also- Three residents of the Lebanese border village of Serhaniyeh showed an AP reporter a long sand dune barrier along the frontier where they said Syrian troops laid mines.
"Since they planted the mines, no one dares to go to the border line,"The statements by the Lebanese make it clear that the problem Syria is attempting to prevent is the infiltration of their border by the Lebanese.
A senior Lebanese security official confirmed that Syrian troops are planting mines on the Syrian side of the border, but said Beirut will not interfere with actions on Syrian territory.Quite simply put the people of Lebanon know they are there. The landmines are in Syrian territory. Therefore, don't cross over INTO Syria.
Reality- It has been reported on numerous occasionsIn multiple reports that interested persons/parties in Lebanon have been smuggling guns accompanied by fighters into Syria. In fact somewhere I am quite certain I have covered the smuggling of arms and fighters via Lebanon.
In order to stop the continued infiltration, as much as I hate this tactic, what else can be expected?
Flashback !- Thanks to Blammo who reminded me......
Regarding the planting of Landmines and the complete lack of condemnation by the main stream media. August 12/2011- Part Deux: Israel & Turkey warmin' up. Canada's lips sealed despite the Ottawa Treaty
Yesterday I touched on the news that Israel is readying the IDF for engagement in September with Syria and is land mining the border.
The Israel Defense Forces is readying for possible engagement with the Syrian military in September
Anticipating attempts by Syrian civilians to cross the border into Israel in September, the IDF has placed antipersonnel landmines along the Syria border in the Golan HeightsTherefore, Israel is absolutely intending to target fleeing refugees!
As for Turkey: As it is with Israel, so it is with Turkey-
Landmines in place on the border just for that influx of refugees..
Meanwhile, the internal conflict in Syria has postponed the clearing of mines along the Turkish-Syrian border. The two countries share a minefield three times the size of Cyprus.
The main stream media, western powers, NATO- All silent to the laying of/failure to remove landmines in Israel and Turkey respectively.
Another "Smear Syria" news article- Syrian/Pakistan Nuclear Ties-
Yup to paraphrase GWB and the lies of Iraq "the smoking gun/mushroom cloud"
How may times has this tactic been used- Of course everyone speaking on the condition of anonymity and all very vague....
a previously unknown complex- bolsters suspicions-
Details (however vague) were provided to the AP by a senior diplomat with knowledge of IAEA investigations and a former U.N. investigator. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
A senior diplomat with "knowledge" And a former UN investigator? IAEA officials contacted Tuesday also declined to comment.
Alot of spin and no confirmation but it sounds authoritative, right?
Further down in the article-
Syria never has been seen as being close to development of a nuclear bomb.
In 2004, Khan confessed on TV to selling nuclear technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya, but he has never spoken of Syria. He later retracted and claimed he was forced to confess.
I won't bore you to tears with the rest- you can read it for yourself. All in all the AP piece is a lot of spin, insinuations, very vague and not much else. Clearly intended to plant the idea that Syria is a nuclear threat.
The last article I will use to demonstrate the "Smear Syria" game is on come from the Chicago Tribune- Suspect in Students Slaying started new life in Syria
Oh my God! Dastardly Syria! Giving new life to criminals, allegedly. You know what is so interesting about this breaking news from today? This alleged killing took place in 2005.
But the defendant didn't appear at Chicago's grim criminal court building on that July afternoon in 2005.You read that right, this news story is six years old.
So why is it hitting the headlines today?
The last story along with all the aformentioned pieces are clearly part of the campaign of smears. The cavalcade of "news" or what passes for "news" is being used to demonize of Syria.