According to Yossef Bodansky, respected scholar and Senior Editor of GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, states, “There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition.”

“The extent of US foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the “horror” of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light,” Bodanski said. Read article here.

Bodansky’s report along with other reports from have demonstrated, based on facts, a quite different narrative than what the Obama administration and hawkish Republicans are trying to sell the American people. But there are dissenting voices in both major political parties who oppose the push for a Syrian war.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D) agrees with Sen. Rand Paul not to get involved with Syria’s civil war.

Grayson told CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, “The secretary (John Kerry) said that the evidence against Assad was undeniable, well its been denied.”

In fact the Syrian government said that (a) they didn’t do it, (b) they never would do it, (c) they never will do it, and (d) they invited U.N. inspectors to prove that. To say it was undeniable is flatly false,” said Grayson.

“Even if we have undeniable evidence the simple fact is it’s not our responsibility. Sometimes everyone needs to learn the principle of minding your own business,” said Grayson.

Tapper asked, “Based on what you have seen in the media and the congressional office you’re not convinced that the Syrian regime was behind the chemical attack in Syria?”

“First of all it is not even clear that it was a chemical attack. If it was a chemical attack then the residue that was left on the clothing of victims would have poisoned other people. That hasn’t happened. Secondly, it could have easily been the rebels who did it or some defective parts of the Syrian military, and third, even if it was a chemical attack, if it was the military doing it. There is no evidence that it was a deliberate decision on the part of the leadership in Syria. And I don’t like sitting here sounding like an apologist for a dictator, but the fact is if you are going to say there is clear evidence and its undeniable that’s the way it ought to be. The British put out a report that it is not undeniable and the evidence is quite unclear. We are not the world’s policeman that is not our responsibility, said Grayson.

Grayson told Tapper, “Obama is giving only one side of the story.”

Americans demand clear answers.

Bodansky poses these questions at the end of his article:

Given the extent of the involvement of the “Mukhabarat Amriki” in opposition activities, how is that US Intelligence did not know in advance about the opposition’s planned use of chemical weapons in Damascus?

And if they did know and warned the Obama White House, why then the sanctimonious rush to blame the Assad Administration?

Moreover, how can the Obama Administration continue to support and seek to empower the opposition which had just intentionally killed some 1,300 innocent civilians in order to provoke a US military intervention?




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  • Kevin Merck

    Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Pat Buchanan, Paul Craig Roberts, and everyone else under the sun who is looking at the facts, are calling this what it is – a false flag attack to justify the invasion of Syria.

    Thank God these people are stupid enough to keep going to the same well time after time. Like all common criminals they are not intelligent enough to change their MO.

    • Angela Arbour Arabie

      Well said!

    • I Mean Seriously…

      They are compromised, not stupid, and that same well keeps on providing!! Mainly because the will of the People to do anything about it is seemingly suppressed (perhaps forever) by a more covert chemical warfare–in the food, the water, the air, and of course the prescriptions…

      Coupled with the allure of complicit deception and distraction, both televised and through the radio waves, and I don’t see it mattering WTF We The People think, especially when We the Zombies don’t have to.

      Many of the real men and women in the military have been weeded out (for a multitude of reasons) in the recent past, which only ensures that America’s military will remain a tool for tyranny abroad, rather than a more serving protector of America itself.

      Keep writing, Kevin Merck. Yours are always interesting….

  • drock10

    I find it very interesting that Obama didnt feel he needed congressional approval to do ‘limited strikes’ in Libya to oust Khadafi (who didn’t use chemical weapons on his people to justify our president sending planes to bomb innocent people). But somehow now finds the need to get approval to NOT oust a leader who supposedly did use wmd’s on his own people (despite contradicting evidence stated above). And now the GOP leadership is falling in line? Something very sinister is going on and it smells really bad.
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    • rfish

      FYI Nato at the direction of the white house fired two Ballistic missiles at Syria recently before Obama asked congress for permission. Russia shot down the two missile and told Obama that firing on Damascus was like firing on Moscow. That forced Obama to ask Congress who then said no because they were informed that the gas came from the rebels. Obama, Kerry , and Clinton did there level best to get us in there because the military industrial complex wants your tax dollars so they can borrow more from the bloated FED

  • Andi

    Oh, you guys WENT THERE. good story.

  • Kevin Merck

    war is not the answer
    is now or ever been
    it’s purley out of profit
    to bennifit a few men

    hate is the reason we’re given
    to sacrifice all that’s good
    in God’s name we murder our brother
    how can this be understood

    our children are who suffer
    they pay for it one by one
    thier future detroyed for nothing
    when all is said and done

    the answer has always been there
    it’s as simple as it could be
    refuse to murder your brother
    that’s huimanities’ final plea

    • Angela Arbour Arabie

      Great poem, with words that speak the truth.

      • Kevin Merck

        Thanks Angela

  • Richard StJohn

    In the same way the American government has used events to consolidate and grossly expand it’s power over the last 50 years, so comes another total lie. We don’t know who did what if anything. We don’t belong there. Above all we should never help Al Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood just because Obama is a Muslim. Those groups hate America and want to us destroyed.

  • Michael Hale

    I never thought that I would EVER agree with Grayson on anything…

  • A_Nonamoose

    The French didn’t belong at Yorktown, either.

  • Meech204

    This whole mess smells really bad.

  • A J MacDonald Jr

    William Engdahl said the same yesterday. Google: “William Engdahl – War in Syria & Manufactured Conflicts”

  • Frank Damiani

    you have to ask the question who gains by this chemical attack not Assad but those against him get a free air strike on positions he holds

  • Robert Zraick

    We can’t be so stupid as to fall for this, can we?

    We have been supporting Al Qaeda cannibals against a president of the last secular government in the middle east. A country which has millions of Christians who have lived in peace with many other religions having religious freedom under Assad.

    I am not saying Assad is a great guy, but he is far better than the Islamic radicals who we have been backing.

    Now there is evidence that it was our CIA backed rebels who actually cross the line that Obama has accused Assad of doing.

    There is more evidence to support this than there is to support Obama and Kerry’s claims.

    The Russians confirmed this and the U.N. also confirmed this. Let me repeat that for the lo info people. The U.N. has previously confirmed the chemical weapons have been used in Syria by the forces we are backing.

    Please watch Obama and Kerry as they speak about this. It is obvious they are lying.

    Please do not allow us to lose our souls, and our country.

  • Keg

    But yet 9/11 being an inside job is too much for some to handle..

  • @WisdomsGrave

    One word: Curveball

    Extensive Syrian Timeline Exposes Buildup to False Flag

    From beginning this was Syria & its people vs imperialist powers, not a revolution.

  • jennyG

    Thankfully some real decent and honest people are speaking up.
    Jenny G

  • Jerry G

    Two to one that the C.I.A. had its’ hand in this.

  • Bert Trim

    More “Dirty deeds” added to the list of War Crimes. 1300 lives lost just to try and bring in military intervention. The US has been trying to overthrow this country for at least 20 years. Get the F… out of the Middle East. You don’t belong there.