Syria: What America’s Congress should know

Syria: What America’s Congress should know

Several militants operating in Syria (file photo)

Several militants operating in Syria (file photo)


By Gordon Duff and Press TV


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Over 200 members of America’s Congress are certain to oppose military intervention in Syria. A few, like Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Alan Grayson have openly accepted that the United States is being “set up,” maneuvered into action that will end, perhaps for all time, any credibility or standing America will ever have in the world.

This hypothesis is supported by America’s intelligence community and backed by the highest military leaders including General Martin Dempsey, who remained silent when called upon by Secretary of State Kerry to present arguments to Congress favoring an attack. Dempsey’s silence has resounded around the world.

Today, I am addressing members of congressional staff who are tasked with researching Kerry’s claims on Syria and advising the elected officials they serve.

Where needed, for key leaders, we can make available briefings by key retired military intelligence officials who have made no public statements of any kind. We begin by casting doubts on Secretary Kerry’s version of evidence.

He is claiming that he has signals intercepts that originate from locations proven to be held by Assad backed troops. This is not valid.

There are a dozen ways to originate a signal from a remote location, typically using repeaters. These can be disguised as a rock, as with those Israeli companies sell, or mounted on small UAVs.

As these are encrypted KHz band burst transmitters, they can be used and self-destructed in seconds.

This method isn’t a theory but so common that experienced defense specialists like Kerry and McCain have been briefed on this capability repeatedly.

If your representative has not, please make sure he or she has this information.

The second most important fact withheld from congress is that rebel leaders, as early as May 2013, openly stated during press conferences that they were armed with chemical weapons and were using them.

Senator McCain met with these individuals when he visited Syria.

Please note that as early as March, claims of the use of chemical weapons was made. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov asked the UN Security Council to investigate and offered evidence, broad and extensive testimony and analysis of laboratory samples.

In May, Turkish authorities seized Sarin gas from rebel couriers transporting it from an unstated region to the “north” of Turkey. This was reported in all news media.

What is important to make note of is that the internet is filled with videos of rebel groups loading and firing chemical weapons. These videos are not dated but were posted on or before the August 21, 2013 chemical attack.

One must also ask why the CIA withheld information on established rebel websites, in Arabic, that rebel leaders had, some time ago, announced that they possessed and used chemical weapons.

We also note that they reason they give reasons, stating that, if the government uses chemical weapons they will also.

Here are your options:

· The rebels and the Assad regime are both using chemical weapons

· Only the rebels are using chemical weapons

· A third party has “seeded” the internet and is trying to incriminate either the rebels or Assad regime.

I vote for the second choice, as supported by the logic of what we know to be the battlefield situation as given in CIA briefings.

Additionally, Kerry’s claim that he has signals intelligence openly discussing disposition of chemical weapons and preparations for protection from chemical attack, is both suspect based on “timeliness” and now because it is clear that his confidence in the origin of the signals was a misstatement of fact.

Use this analogy:

“If you are winning a football game, 40 -7, 4th quarter, 10 minutes to go, would you simply pull your team off the field just to see what happens?”

This is what Kerry is selling and why nobody is buying.

Other key considerations are the actions of the Israel lobby and Russian President Putin.

Israel is fully behind the US move against Syria yet they know that if the US attack’s Syria, American credibility in the Arab world, in particular as a “peacemaker” over the Palestinian issue, is “toast.”Israel has, it seems, a strong reason to want the US to suffer a disaster in Syria.

Please note Putin’s statements. He hasn’t promised war. He has just issued enough strong words, along with clear announcements that Russia will not retaliate, to give Obama the “green light” to attack Syria. Immediately, Russia is a hero, America is a monster.

Dozens of nations watching this will start closing the door on American companies, begin moving away from defense cooperation with the US and move toward Russia and China.

After thirteen years of war, the US is known for unilateralism, falsified intelligence, torture, war crimes and getting its intelligence from a CIA most of the world believes is the largest narcotics producer and distributor on the planet. Please, try to find fault with this last statement if you can.

President Obama began his administration with a Cairo speech meant to redress this opinion of the US held by so many.

His first term fell short of that very important goal. Why does he now wish to bury the US for a generation, particularly since our good friends in the European Union have never been weaker or more divided?

There are a number of accusations floating about. When had mentioned those made by the Russians. Anyone who believes they aren’t holding even more cards is delusional. They are simply waiting for a better time to play them.

There are also stories floating around that tie defense contracting firms and Pentagon officials to the August 21 attack. Hacked emails, possibly falsified or “seeded,” are the source.

Now they can be ignored. Two weeks from now, they may be the new “Benghazi.”

There will, at some point in the future, be an accounting, Kerry’s intel against the intel Lavrov tried to bring to the UNSC.

Lavrov offered laboratory samples, medical evidence, and, of course, sought redress through appropriate international legal channels.

Kerry has offered less. His signals intelligence is worthless. His satellite surveillance data lacks hyperspectral signatures, a key failure and no “counter battery” systems were in operation. Your military advisor will explain. Kerry has nothing.

What he does have is photos off the internet, frankly little more than propaganda and conspiracy theory sites.

He has the word of rebel leaders, some who are at war with each other, others who actively admit they are themselves using chemical weapons.

The groups McCain is backing killed over 600 civilians in Iraq last month alone. They are responsible for the deaths of 5,000 American troops. John McCain wants them to have Stinger missiles?

Obama wants our Navy and Air Force to help build a state that will plunge Iraq into civil war.

This will give us two, one in Syria and reignite the old one in Iraq. What are people thinking?

Print this, go to the phone and call the smartest people you know. Write up a briefing piece, get it to your boss and let’s find a way out of this.

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25 Responses to "Syria: What America’s Congress should know"

  1. captain obvious  September 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    a little more they oughtta know (they do but pretend not to)
    “Leader of Syrian Rebel Group Calls For Attacks Inside US” new article at infowars-dot-com,
    also says “…And he also just happens to be the head of Al-Qaeda”, oh aint that just cute?
    even cuter that they’re also trained funded and supplied by the CIA.

    Assad has said “stop arming terrorists (rebels?) or no deal about the chemical weapons,
    who can blame him?

  2. Cold Wind  September 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    It ia instructive to note that despite Putins assertion ‘Russsia will not retaliate’ in the event of a US strike, war is chaos on steriods, non-linear and by definition unpredictable. A single miscalculation or mis-reading and we have moved into a Defcon 1 situation. Also, we might want to remember the US has adopted a First Strike strategem. There is not red phone anymore. So let’s stop this insanity. Let’s not assume a US attack on Syria can be contained. Let’s assume it can’t and act accordingly.

  3. shachalnur  September 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Interesting “Snowden ” leak in the Guardian:

    Israel doesn’t spy on the US citizens,the NSA gives the data to Israel voluntarily.

    Snowden is a BRICS+Israel operation.

    After they stopped Rothschild from blowing up the Middle East,it’s time for more problematic leaks.

    • jglassel.  September 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      So NSA spies on Americans and gives that info to Israel. It is important for Israel to know if NSA is uncovering their work or those of us who are anti-Zionists,

      But would the Russians care about my favorite web sites? I fail to see how this ties Israel to BRICS?

      Is Netanyahoo BRICS or Rothschild?

    • shachalnur  September 12, 2013 at 3:38 am

      The whole spying control grid of the NSA was created by Israel,so Israel doesn’t need NSA to give them info,they already got it.

      This Snowden leak is to give the impression that NSA GIVES Israel the data.

      Nethanyahu is BRICS now,if he wouldn’t have done that,he would have ended up like Rabin(dead),Sharon(coma) or Olmert(in court).

      Deep State Israel calls the shots,Prime Ministers obey or die.

      Snowden leaks protecting Israel or BRICS were to be expected.

    • shachalnur  September 12, 2013 at 3:57 am

      Putin open letter in NYT today is coordinated with this leak,after stopping mayhem in middle east every day more pressure on Rothschild-controlled governments.

      I think BRICS+Israel want to corner US/Europe governments and cause problems for them at home.

  4. Preston James, Ph.D  September 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

    This excellent briefing cannot be stated any clearer or have any more firm intel support. It exposes all the Administrations lies and Kerry’s word-smithing and BS. The truly sad thing is that the Controlled major Mass media refuses to cover these basic, well documented facts that Gordon Duff has laid out so well, and instead maintains the USG party line which even the JCS refuses to verify. This is one of the most obvious examples of the CMMM being caught in an obvious lie and blatant war propaganda. The result? The USG loses all credibility and Putin attains the status of a rock star and a hero. He should sent Obama and his advisers a big formal thank you. Watching the current administration self-immolate like this is really bizarre and hard to understand for folks who are supposed to be world leaders and have some basic intelligence and judgement. They appear to have either lost their minds or been mind-kontrolled in one of the greatest inside job covert operations in history.

    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

      That massive mind-kontoll program is called Judaism and the Old Testament.

    • nofolalo  September 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Now now Dave; remember, “Turn the other cheek”. That’s ‘New Covenant, and see how they work in tandem?’

    • johnsholtes  September 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      So what is the difference between the old and new testament. They both lay out the blueprint for Armegeddon the same goal. As jesus said:
      And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the
      people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume
      away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away
      in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
      All bible bangers are willing slaves to the jews and christians are worse than jews because they advocate the anihilation of their own people. The Talumd the potocols of zion the torah the new testament with the book of hallucinationa all give the same blueprint.It is the collective will of the masses which direct the future and believing in any of these jew books only gives the mind power to direct the path we take. Unfortunately the masses are mostly enforcing the directive of the jews.

    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Agreed. The mind-kontroll power of Judaism has taken the “minds” of most Christians, too.

    • Preston James, Ph.D  September 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      js, imo you are over-simplying, labeling here and needlessly smearing all Christians based on some so-called misinformed zios/nominal Christians that have been mind-kontrolled, misinformed and misled. You probably never had any contact with reasonable ones, eg non-zio ones who are true scholars and understand that zionism is “synogogue of satanism” and luciferianism and would never fall into this con. What zios are doing is at complete opposites to what Jesus taught in every way. And the Christina teaching of the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is a very hard philosophy to criticize or reject from any rational, sane person who has any humanness in them at all.

    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      That’s fair. There are many enlightened Christians, more every day, it seems. I think, as the late Father Charlie Moore said, that Christianity “has grafted a Buddhist chute onto a Jewish root” and implied that the resulting “plant” was not the prettiest thing to behold. Whether intentional or not, the basic supremacist tenets of Judaism have become an integral part of many Christian sects, also.

      The Buddhist part (that Christ taught, for the most part) wasn’t the problem.

    • denysepez  September 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      If God is gonna smite anyone don’t ya think it will be those who have changed HIS word so that it benefits them?

    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm


    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      That means that the Jews, who invented a “chosen” race with a fabricated history of “persecution” and used it to justify the last 3,000 years of plundering and killing, are in some REAL hot water.

    • nofolalo  September 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      What makes you think he ever wrote anything, ever, at all?

    • captain obvious  September 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      “the manchurian candidate” was on the toob again a couple nights ago,
      i dont doubt the District of Criminals is filled with such, all satanic too.

  5. Curmudgeon  September 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Mr. Duff,
    You are correct in stating that Putin has made “clear announcements that Russia will not retaliate”. However, that does not mean that Syria and/or Iran have been given upgraded weapons in sufficient quantities to obliterate Tel Aviv, Dimona, and a few of those Tomahawk carrying ships in the bathtub called the Mediterranean Sea.
    It also does not mean that China hasn’t provided Sunburns to be used as a first wave on the US ships to be followed immediately by Yakhounts. Energy weapons or not, you have to know something is coming in order to shoot it down. If the Tomahawks can catch Syria unawares, the reverse is true.

    My guess is that Israel would be the target for 2 reasons: 1) a state of war still exists between the two, with Israel having attacked Syria several times in recent past; and 2) there is a mutual defence pact with Iran, which given Israel’s recent attacks on Syria, may already have resulted in joint planning for such an attack.

    The US is venturing into dangerous waters. Russians are great chess players. Countries like Syria and Iran have roots in ancient civilizations, and are deep thinkers. The Chinese are patient, and are observing and waiting for their opportunities.

    The wild card is this: Putin has made clear announcements that Russia will not retaliate – if Syria is attacked. That does not mean they haven’t prepared for a response if Iran is attacked.

    • captain obvious  September 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      “wont retaliate” isnt saying they wouldnt decapitate either..
      just as obombya says “chemical weapons were used’ never saying or proving WHO used them.
      I agree about izrahell being first target, theyed also committed acts of war against Iran recently,
      stuxnet, assassinating nuclear scientists and military figures in their own country etc.

  6. DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    We know a few things, for certain. 1.) The only group that wants war with Syria is the zionist Jews. (Jews as far as I’m concerned.) 2.) Obama, Kerry, McCain, Cantor and many others are zionist assets, the rest of Congress may be “persuadable” if they think their necks are at risk, as we’ve just seen. 3.) Americans don’t support the zionists if they know what’s really going on and even fundamentalists seem to be waking up. 4.) Russia seems willing to give dumb-ass Americans a wake-up call before attacking us.

    The original zionist plan, a US-Russia war to keep both countries out of Israel’s hair, seems to have fallen through, at least for now.

    So, the Jews and their assets are fully exposed. Don’t know about you, but I don’t see how they’re going to take this lying down. Not for very long, either.

    • DaveE  September 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

      They’re waking up, but not setting any records, I’ll admit. I’ve been fighting this war for ten years (I knew Israel did 9/11 in 2003) and I can assure you, it’s a LOT better now and getting easier every day. Americans are waking up and this last “drama” exposed Obama in the eyes of any supporter who’s smarter than plutonium.

    • nofolalo  September 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Putting some different perspective forth; arms deals (now) make the economic world turn. Russia, the US, Israel, and the EU are all in the international arms deals game.

      The Military Industrial Congressional Complex is probably the most powerful U.S. Congressional Lobby. AIPAC is the top contender; maybe, running neck in neck.

      Their in symbiosis. As long as we have Israel and AIPAC, we’ll need the Military Complex.

      When we look at the lucrtivity of dealing in arms for the Big Guns of International politics, the powerful influence of NGO and international corporate interest on geopolitics, the suppression of alternative technologies, and ideas; that, could really secure peace, and make life on earth worth living, by the same vested interests: Well, if there were no Jews and no Israel, they’d need to be invented.

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