.. if the wolf ...
.. was at your door ...
.. would you provoke it?
Thesis/Subtitle: Some leaders may be tyrants - but not all stupid.
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"... the killing of 108 people in Houla"
Annan visits Syria in wake of latest bloodshed
By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker, staff
Updated May 29, 2012 07:20:29
«United Nations envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Syria and said he is horrified by a massacre in the central town of Houla, which the Syrian government and rebels have blamed on each other.
The former UN chief's visit came a day after the Security Council condemned the killing of 108 people in Houla.»
Video: Syrian killings shock the world (Lateline)
Video: Foreign Minister Bob Carr on the options for Syria (Lateline)
Video: Nadim Houry from Human Rights Watch discusses the developments in Syria (7.30)
Comment 1: Usually, I don't 'do' video, but since most of the 'civilised' world does (with the occasional accompaniment of lots of 'wanna-Bs'), one's gotta be like, 'in it to win it' - or so they say.
Comment 2: Odd, how so many current affairs reporters are female - or is it? Q: Can females sound more 'believable' when relating atrocities = propagandising? Hmmm. Yet another instance of psyops at work, perhaps ... one reason for these videos (specially 7:30), is to observe the 'actors' at work.
(Partial AusBC list: Fran Kelly, Anne Barker, Lisa Millar, Eleanor Hall, Emma Alberici & Leigh Sales; 1st two might be the worst. I once thought Elizabeth Jackson was OK (plus Emma), now not too sure at all, c'est la vie.)
Comment 3: As is becoming boringly routine, the main antagonist is being demonised; latest takes his place in the target line-up amongst the sequence: al-Qaeda, Taliban, Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad & Ahmadinejad. Speculatively, we can extend the list by adding Putin & Hu Jintao.
(Each have attributes to hang demonisation on, starting with "not like us," and ending in some resource: Soil (Palestine, Golan Heights), pipeline routes (Afghanistan) and/or oil (most of the Arab/Muslim targets.) Recall: "He may be a bastard - but he's *our* bastard!" The US tolerates and may actively support any tyrant who 'sufficiently' toes the US-line (sufficiently = full, abject grovel + unimpeded access to resources, all the better to harvest any potential 'economic rent' (thus ripping-off sovereign owners) and/or access (for Z/IL, say) & control (against R, C, say)) - but when not sufficiently servile, watch out.
Comment 4: The 'barrage' assembled against Assad is formidable; The US regime (of course, longer name = US-M/I/C/4a-plex with illegitimate sprog = Zionist Israeli regime, longer name = I/J/Z-plex lurking), NATO (the US regime by any other name, *plus* SQSH-Os = snivelling quisling sycophantic hangers-on), new (since the rapine of Libya) are NGOs like HRW, and now the UN apparatus itself, in the form of Ban Ki-moon and dragged out of ignominious 'retirement,' Kofi Annan. The so-called 'monitors' are led by a military-type = Robert Mood (apparently impeccable quals - except trained to kill - people, ending with "USMC School of Advanced Warfighting
Comment 5: As well as (4) above, the '4' in the 'M/I/C/4a-plex' = the 'messengers,' aka the '4th estate,' the (corrupt&venal) MSM, including big bits of 'our' AusBC - who transmit and *actively assist* the propaganda. Across much of 'the West' (as far as I know = AFAIK; can't be everywhere), the reporting is uniform, and uniformly biased - almost always pro-US, anti-current demonised target. Coincidence? Hardly. BTW, sameness *could* indicate coming from one truth (what they would say). But we've seen the lies cascade sooo many times ... of course criminals make crooked claims; the truth would self-convict 'em.
An alternate view:
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Syria Under Attack by Globalist Death Squad Experts
«As the destabilization effort against Syria continues, the connections between the terrorist “opposition” forces and Anglo-American, pro-NATO governments are becoming more and more obvious, even as the mainstream media refuses to address the issue in any manner other than direct obfuscation.»
Comment, a Q: Where do the 'rebels' get their ammo, with what $s? A: Silly Q? - The US is the biggest arms manufacturer/supplier in the world, 'giving' as much to IL as they ask for. That's a pretty big arsenal. The US also prints $s, as many as they want, often more than they can justify.
US condemns Syria massacre and looks for Russian help to oust Assad
«(guardian): "The UN team in Syria described the attack in Houla as 'indiscriminate and unforgivable' but declined to directly point the finger at Assad's loyalists."
And for good reason, Assad knows full well he faces a US-backed coup d'etat. The last thing he is going to do is commit an overt act that hands the would-be invaders an excuse to invade. Either the US-backed mercenaries fired on the civilians, or they launched an attack from within the civilians to trick Assad's military into shelling that location, to manufacture an incident used to sell yet another war to the world.»
Comment: what I said, i.e. "a US-backed coup d'etat."
Problem is, that as bad as the Syrian situation is, it's not the real problem; what we're getting - not just post-9/11, but certainly post the (M/I/C/4a-plex recovery period) after Vietnam, is *more* violence, inflicted *by* the so-called 'world-leader' = the US (Zs always in background), rather than ever any less. Coincidence? Hardly.
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Take weapons up and begin to kill
Watch the long long armies drifting home
Fazit: So when will the US go home? (~1k bases occupying - and menacing - countries almost all over the world & still increasing - like Darwin, say, to threaten China, say.)
PS The idea that Assad would not 'kill his own people' seems to be striking some resonance - proof is a) the revving up of the 'atrocity-porn' (and the externally-supported insurgent attacks), and b) the 'manufacture' of a brand-new 'excuse,' namely it is now being alleged (note: Without even declaring it as 'allegation,' see Ashley Hall/worldtoday as soon as available), that gruesome massacres in Syria are being performed by 'Assad-govt. related militias.' Recall that 'believing' is usually done based on *no* evidence. Or at least no *good* evidence; "If you ain't got the truth, you got no news at all" (freely adapted.)
 barrage n. 1 concentrated artillery bombardment. 2 rapid succession of questions or criticisms. 3 artificial barrier in a river etc. [French barrer *bar1] [POD]
^  Update, 16:25; worldtoday transcript now available:
Diplomatic double act drives Syrian ceasefire plan
Ashley Hall reported this story on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:26:00
«ASHLEY HALL: The Syrian government says the massacre was carried out by what it calls heavily armed gunmen outside of its control.
Analysts say the armed gunmen are most likely members of the shadowy militia known as Shabiha, who've been implicated in other violent attacks.
The director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, Dr Fawaz Gerges, says little is known about the structure and control of the group.
FAWAZ GERGES: If I really were to define the Shabiha, they're the semi-official enforcers of the regime. They're much more expendable than the skilled security forces and I think based on everything that we know, they have allegedly committed some of the most horrific and brutal acts.»
Comment: No real data; surmising from afar, here London. Both interviewer & interviewee assume that it is Assad forces attacking Assad's 'own people,' on what grounds? Never any mention (well, hardly ever), that the prime instigators of this now year-long+ outrage are mostly imports = armed alien invaders, be they CIA, MI5, Mossad, al-Qaeda or whatever. Crossing any border armed and inbound = aggressive Nuremberg-class war crime. Some citizens may not be too happy with Assad - but that is never any reason to start massacring fellow-citizens. Yet that is what the MSM continually asserts, incredible madness.
Me, repeat: It makes *no* sense for Assad to put his own neck into a noose. It makes *every* sense, for those who covet then murder, to make Assad look as bad as possible. There is a difference; the Zs have form, having stolen almost an entire country (Palestine), murdering as they went. US ditto, Iraq (B, B & H; 100s of 1000s dead) & Libya (F+UK/NATO). For mass-murderers-to-steal, lying is a snack. You work it out.
everybody can hear
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.. if the wolf ...