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The Stampede of Lies That’s Pushing the West Towards War in Syria


Low-empathy political leaders and media propagandists have abandoned principle in the 21st century.

Op-Ed
21st Century Wire

“It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” – Smedley Butler, 1933

British Prime Minister David Cameron tried and failed this week, but it looks like the baton has been passed, in order that US President Barack Obama might get his war on in Syria this weekend. He says it’s because of ‘chemical weapons’.

Even at its lowest ebb, the the run-up to the Iraq War never saw so much desperation, so much spinning and overt lying from the government-media-complex about what ‘intelligence’ they claim to have in order to justify a new and dangerous war in Syria. The political narcissism around this current desire for war, makes Bush and Blair’s moral heist in 2003 look like a polite outing. 

It’s become a stampede of lies regarding Syria, with our political con men producing  every trick in the bag, and yet, none of these PR illusionists dare mention during any of their diatribes on “the moral duty of the international community” – that for the last 2 years the US, UK have given their backing to the armed “Syrian Opposition”, featuring 40,000 of the most vile and violent imported Islamic fundamentalist terrorist brigades the world ever seen, who have infested Syria. Now the US wants to act as al Qaeda’s Airforce in Syria, as it did already in Libya.

In this dirty proxy war, human lives mean very little to puppet masters, as the money flows into the foreign mercenary gangs. Money and arms are being supplied by US and UK allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar, special military (or terrorist?) training by the US, UK and others in Jordan and Turkey. To fill in the gaps, have the US been managing Blackwater (Xe) and other private military contractors (mercenaries) operating out of Cyprus and other locations? Previous history and many reports certainly point to this conclusion, where private mercs are likely to be active militarily inside of Syria training and commanding ‘the opposition’ in their war to overthrow the Syrian government. Can our government finally confirm the legal status of these types of contract operations?

These resources of war continue to fuel the violence in Syria, and political cover is provided by the US, Britain, France, Turkey, Israel and others who seek to benefit from the shattering of the Syrian nation-state, the first of many more nation-states they would like to eliminate through catastrophe, or through wars.


US, UK and French leaders will not talk about the natural gas pipeline they are planning between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean via Syria, of which Saudi Arabia and Qatar would be heavily invested. A gas pipeline from Arabia to Europe would mitigate the influence of Russian gas to Europe. 

The world has slid into a political abyss. David Cameron, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and William Hague have all took turns running point during this three year destablisation effort in Syria, each repeating each other’s script, peppered with half-cocked truths, and endless banquet of cooked-up ‘intelligence’. Each appears to be completely convinced by his/her own highly subjective and wonderfully deceptive version of reality in the Middle East. They bank on public apathy and the chaos of propaganda, in order to clear their path for more extreme violence, with profits for the top end of the military industrial complex and for the top end of a predatory banking sector which makes all wars possible. 

And behind them is Israel, who are quietly manipulating the US and UK towards war, in the hope that western military strikes will eliminate Syria’s Air Force overnight

Yes, leaders have all been bought and paid for. Yes, the mainstream media has been bought and paid for. But the public has not been bought and paid for yet. In an incredible turn of events on Thursday, the British public set a rare, but clear example of what a functioning democracy can look like by rejecting military aggression. Washington and London political hacks may be too myopic to realise it, but the rest of the world has taken notice, and this small victory over global tyranny cannot be erased. 

In 2003, the government-media-complex was cool, cold and calculated in its deception and drive to war, while the public were emotional, wild and desperate in their frustration to stop the establishment’s drive to war.

In 2013, the tables have turned, as political leaders and their media propagandists have become wildly emotional, highly unstable and completely desperate, in their bid to kick-start their war, while the public have been cool, calm and decisive in their condemnation of the war fraud.

We’ve seen it all this time around: inflated figures, reports with actors and sound stages dressed to look like hospitals, and we have seen heads of state site YouTube videos as evidence – videos they now refer to as “open source reporting”. The desperation to ram home a war in Syria has become an obsessive rush, to the point of being vulgar in itself. TV anchors, radio hosts, and newspaper editors are all shilling for war. Why are the politicians and the media pushing this war so hard, even if the people are not?

Syria is only a stepping stone towards the Washington-London-Israeli alliance’s publicly stated objective of a war with Iran. The next move by this nexus is to break-up Syria and then foment unrest in Lebanon, for the purposes of redrawing the Middle Eastern map in order to break up the Shi’ite “land bridge” which connects Iran to the Mediterranean. From there, a confrontation could be forced – with the US-NATO confab on one side, and Russia and China on the other.

This is a worrying prospect, considering the conduct of our leaders who have been shown to lie on a regular basis to their public. Could we trust our current political class to make the right decisions should a World War 3 situation escalate that far? Can anyone answer ‘yes’ to this, especially after watching the adolescent performances of recent… by men and women who call themselves Prime Ministers, Presidents and Secretaries of State? Can these men be trusted with such overwhelming military fire power? Can they be trusted with their nuclear arsenals? 

It seems that the establishment are failing to realise the shift that has taken place just now, nor are they able to foresee the blow back they may reap from their rancid enterprise, whereby, the few profit – and the many pay.

You can never fully satisfy the appetite of a political, or corporate psychopath. They always want more. They see markets, and they want to control them. They see populations, and they want to control, or even eliminate them. 

Although still confident with their formula for war – one which has worked for them so many times in the past, they could very well fall flat on their face this time in Syria, but even so and unfortunately for humanity, they will cause much damage and suffering in the process.

There is a global awakening taking place, and more than ever, people are finally realising en mass what General Smedley Butler learned back in 1993… those three words: “War is racket”.

Every one knows it seems, except those trapped in their own elite ghettos, so high up in their ivory towers that they’ve all but lost touch with the rest of the human race.

Yes. The shift… has just hit the fan.

READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria File



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  • Greg Fernandez Jr

    Keep up the great reporting! It’s our only chance of stopping/exposing this war.

  • yourehavingalaugh

    The shift has hit the fan…..I LOVE that comment!

  • cat4321

    Hubris meets Nemesis.
    Great stuff.

  • KEN

    GREAT WRITING/ STORY — I think OBAMA delibertitely wants to create a situation in which he can invoke the horrible patriot act and become DICTATOR for the duration of the emergency —- as RUSSIA promised ” the mideast will go up in flames ” that of course includes any OIL WE GET from the SAUDIES — etc which would immediately destroy what little is left of our economy —- of course ANARCHY would be our new lifestyle —- would our troops fire on AMERICAN citizens ? would we have a choice of accepting a ” MARK ” of the new cashless society —- or being hauled off to a FEMA CAMP ? —- remember — under the patriot act OBAMA would appoint 10 MINI – DICTATORS to run the 10 FEMA DISTRICTS —- and you go absolutely nowhere without permission from your district dictator — hmmmmm — reminds me of the book of Revelation —“10 kings waiting to receive crowns ” —– probably just a coincidence —-

    • Lucy_HC1956

      It amazes me that he’s been ‘boo-hooing’ and ‘whining’ all those years that he can’t get anything done….because of the GOP!

      If it wasn’t so dangerously and tragically sad…it would be hysterically funny….that NOW he feel’s ’empowered’ to strike at Syria….when ISRAEL bombed with Phosphorus in 2008….and the WORLD stood silent!

      He’s nothing but ‘THE VENTRILOQUIST’S PUPPET”…..the same as Bush was and they ALL were….there are FAR greater power’s at play here, folks….and for once? WE…the Human Race….are enlightened enough to QUESTION it…AND condemn it…for the FARCE that it IS.

      NOBODY can help the Middle East, except the Middle EAST….FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Lucy_HC1956

        And thank you for what you do….it’s IMPERATIVE at times like this, because all the other asshole’s are telling is LIE AFTER LIE AFTER LIE…to serve their OWN agenda…
        Meanwhile, the US fall’s apart….but nobody there has the wherewithal to do anything about it….

        I say…..Call this attack on Syria “I’m Coming To Get Your Guns!” And I can GUARANTEE you the populace of the US would be out ENMASSE, protesting…..and THAT IS the truth!

      • Ranger

        The answer to Middle East peace is a simple one.

        Destroy Israel and the World would have peace! As long as Israel exists, then the world will always have terror and war and death!

        Israel is Satan!

    • nofearorfavor

      Hi Ken, Do you think that Americans will just take to the Patriot Act & FEMA Camps like docile sheep? Or the biometric marking chips? I just somehow cannot see it. I just worry that you people are being too patient while your window of opportunity is fading to really show your DISPLEASURE! I truly believe that if you all unite & rally against this evil ogre, you’ll triumph. So many of us all over the world are thinking of you daily and commenting in support of ordinary folks in the USA. I have a feeling that a Higher Hand will throw the devilish plans of the corrupt scum out of whack. Anyway, daily prayers & meditation from all corners of the globe is constantly with our American brothers & sisters… Remember, we are not judging the USA, we are out for the blood of those bent on destroying the country you love and our ire and rage is directed at them.

  • calypso3044

    Well damn said

  • calypso3044

    “elite ghettos”…brilliant concept !

  • Octoplog

    Summed up the views of many of us. Wish I could have said it so well.

  • Mick Mack

    I’m already familiar with this story over many years so nothing new for me here, though I’m in unequivocal agreement with you. However, one fundamental that needs to be made clear is that the problem is with Capitalism, the fundamental, dominant economic system. In order to eradicate the grip that the rapacious imperialist powers, political and economic have in relation to the drive for war and the exploitation of resources and peoples around the world we need to overthrow that economic system and put another in its place. This won’t happen through the ballot box or protesting or judicial oversight, this will be settled on the street. The illusion that we can do this by signing a few petitions or haranguing our MP’s is a lie and needs to be stated vociferously and without reticence.

    • Vitality6

      Corporatism in league with the government – not capitalism!

      An important difference.

      x

  • fuqdisqus

    Better that the world burn to a cinder than be ruled by the neoliberal globalist oligarchy.

  • Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz

    It’s a shame that a few maniacs at the international level are starting to push all nations towards self-annihilation.

  • eoppinion

    I think it’s more ineptitude than conspiracy at the high levels of gov., especially with the Bo administration. What do you all think of capitalism with limits on the size of personal wealth and corporations? That would limit the power of the greedy ones.

  • Mark

    Great writing full of innuendo and misinformation with an absolute paucity of facts and/or figures. I love the way you accuse every government in the west of “half-cocked truths” while spouting an avalanche of the same yourself. This could not be less coherent about the REAL situation in the Middle East. My congratulations on a fine piece of rabble rousing.

    • http://www.21stcenturywire.com/ Patrick Henningsen

      Mark, Regarding the use of innuendo and misinformation, you wrote this 4 months ago:

      “I’ve never stopped liking the man (George W. Bush). I think he got the bum’s rush because the banks caused the economy to tank while he was in office. If you really investigate what happened it’s soooo obvious it wasn’t anything he did or didn’t do.”

      Umm, err… For starters, Bush Jr. lobbied for the historic banker bailout in 2008 which was white collar crime of the highest order, and was alseep at the wheel while Hank Paulsen and the Fanny Freddie machine were busy gutting the US economy..

      Just thought that was worth pointing out, considering you are giving a news critique to an Opinion/Editorial piece above. My congratulations to you sir.

  • Mark

    The More I reread this the better it gets. Your manipulation of the disgruntled public sheep borders on the divine. I particularly like the line “US, UK and French leaders will not talk about the natural gas pipeline
    they are planning between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean via
    Syria”. Probably because such a pipeline isn’t possible with out the full time station of at least a platoon of military every 15 feet and significant air cover. Your insertion of a falsehood designed to beguile the conspiracy minded public is masterful. Congratulations again.

  • Ranger

    Always talking about the Middle East and the wars. Yet, nobody talks about the issuing of the nation’s currency by a private group of men (banks).

    Look folks, we can all debate and argue the points of war, not war, economies, and so forth until the cows come home. Neither war, nor any form of open market economies will ever become a reality until we take the power and authority to create currency out of thin air away from the private banks and the men who own those banks! Period!

    90% of the population have no understanding of how a dollar comes into creation.
    There are only two ways to conquer a nation.
    1) By the Sword and 2) By DEBT!.

    The USA has been conquered and fully taken over by foreign banks and DEBT!