Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

Consortium News | 7 July 2017 In 2016, when a British parliamentary report demolished the excuse for the U.S. and its allies invading Libya in 2011, it should have been big news, but the U.S. mainstream media looked the other way, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria (Corrects to show that a Times story was…

New Declassified CIA Memo Presents Blueprint for Syrian Regime Collapse

The Libertarian Institute | 14 Feb 2017 A newly declassified CIA document explored multiple scenarios of Syrian regime collapse at a time when Hafez al-Assad’s government was embroiled in a covert “dirty war” with Israel and the West, and in the midst of a diplomatic crisis which marked an unprecedented level of isolation for Syria. The 24-page formerly classified memo entitled Syria: Scenarios…

Assad’s Death Warrant

Counter Punch | 12 Sept 2016 “Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving…

US Bombing Syrian Troops Would Be Illegal

Marjorie Cohn | 22 June 2016 Secretary of State Kerry met with dissident State Department “diplomats” to hear their call for U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government troops, but the plan is both dangerous and illegal In an internal “dissent channel cable,” 51 State Department officers called for “targeted military strikes” against the government of Bashar…