[ Ed. note – The following article was written by Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths. WHHT is a Christian organization that normally focuses on Middle East issues and which has notably expressed strong opposition to Christian Zionism in the past. However, in the article below, Carlson delves into economics in manner that has raised some eyebrows, and when you read it you will see why.
[Ed. note – In a recent post I wrote the following:
Should Hillary Clinton win the presidency, I suspect a war with Russia will become a foregone conclusion. Hillary’s comparison of Putin to Hitler is not the only reason I say this. Her personality is the other reason.
Mrs. Clinton strikes me as someone who could easily be manipulated by the Zionists in the State Department, much more so than Donald Trump. The latter, for all his shameless pandering to AIPAC, is probably less likely to be finagled or cajoled into a war with Russia than Clinton. “America is a thing you can move very easily.” So said Benjamin Netanyahu famously in 2001. A Hillary Clinton presidency, should such come to pass, could well see those words borne out more precariously and dangerously than under any previous predecessor in the White House.
“A ground operation would involve all participants in a war. Therefore, the Americans and our Arab partners must consider well whether they want a permanent war,” says Russian FM Lavrov.
A wider war in Syria is looking like an increasing possibility.
“On September 11, 2001 we Americans witnessed the calculated use of terror to traumatize our nation in order to impose a neoconservative political agenda that has been a disaster for the whole world, especially the Mideast. In 2016, all of this is clear, or should be with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight…”
By Mark Gaffney
January 28, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – In the preface to his 2004 memoir, Center of the Storm, former CIA Director George Tenet describes an odd experience that occurred upon his arrival at the White House very early on the morning of September 12, 2001. It was the day after the worst terrorist attack in US history. Smoke was still rising from the Pentagon across the Potomac, and dust was still swirling over the ruins of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, a scene of total devastation.
No surprise that security was extremely tight at the White House. Former CIA Director Tenet says he passed through a cordon of secret service agents brandishing weapons; and fighters were visible high above patrolling the skies over Washington. As Tenet strolled under the portico that leads to the West Wing, he was surprised to encounter “one of the godfathers of the neoconservative movement,” Richard Perle, then exiting the White House..
[Ed. note – This is an extremely impressive article by Bouthaina Shaaban, a longtime adviser to the Syrian government, who provides a very detailed historical overview of the Syrian conflict. What Shaaban offers is basically her own first-person perspective on the last five years, as she contrasts the role played by Russia with that of the US, and produces in the process substantially convincing evidence of America’s support for ISIS. She also sheds considerable light upon the extremist Wahhabi ideology and Saudi Arabia’s bolstering of it through its compulsory, state-financed education system. A MUST READ article for everyone. ]
This essay examines the role of Western and regional players (i.e. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar) in inflaming the conflict and the growth of terrorism in Syria.
By Robert Parry
As the whodunit mystery surrounding the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nears the 1½-year mark, the Obama administration could open U.S. intelligence files and help bring justice for the 298 people killed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Instead, a separate mystery has emerged: why has the U.S. government clammed up since five days after the tragedy?