Most droll mgb1248.
What stamps have you got to offer?
As I have said repeatedly, there are too sides to this conflict. We are constantly bombarded by anti-Assad articles by Western media, I am providing references to sites that give an alternate view. As Peter said, you read into them what you want; but if you have wisdom and read the spin from BOTH sides you may get closer to the truth.
By the way imb1248 did your research pick up that there are 2 organisations calling themselves the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights?; the original and non-partisan version; or the FALSE and biased version led by a former employee who was dismissed for proclaiming himself as their spokesman and who called for a 'no fly' zone.
I notice you didn't touch the FBI whistle blower story
"Former FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds, in an interview with Russia Today (RT) on December 16, had claimed that Washington is arming the anti-government rebels in Syria. Watch the video below.
Both former CIA agent Robert Baer and ex-MI6 officer Alastair Crooke point out that the Syrian people definitely want change, but not in the form of a NATO â€śhumanitarianâ€ť assault."
As to Chossudovsky you mis-quote the criticism levelled at him so for the benefit of the readers here is the full second paragraph
"An article in The Jewish Tribune has also criticized GlobalResearch.ca as "rife with anti-Jewish conspiracy theory and Holocaust denial." B'nai Brith Canada had complained that there were comments on a forum moderated by Chossudovsky that questioned how many Jews died in the holocaust. Chossudovsky responded that there was a disclaimer that the website was not to be held responsible for the views expressed in the forum, and he had the comment removed. He also said that he was of Jewish heritage and would be one of the last people to condone antisemitic views. The same article also reported that B'nai Brith Canada wrote a letter to the University of Ottawa asking for the university "to conduct its own investigation of this propagandist site."
I doubt that the Jewish Tribune or B'nai Brith are unbiased sources.
So it appears that you accuse me of selective readings but do the same thing yourself. Consistency imb1248?
Peter I have no need for an iron bridge but thank you for the offer but if you have a paper one with 5 bob written on I accept.
I have 3 comments to make re your posts.
1 "There comes a point where you have to use force to protect the civilian population" My response. You have to be sure that the civilian population wants your protection ( see the comment above by the ex-CIA and MI6 officers, and..)
"Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media 21 January 2012
The Guardianâ€™s former international affairs correspondent debunks the Western media and their governmentsâ€™ distorted view on Syria. If the Arab League mission in the country is challenged, it is not because it lacks objectivity, but because it is likely to reveal the extent of the deception: President Bashar al-Assad enjoys wide support among his people, who are well aware that, behind the armed militias that are sowing terror in the country, lurks NATOâ€™s shadow and that of its clients."
2 "Perhaps those air bases in Turkey might be key?" Listen to the video I referenced above.
3 "did you even bother to do the slightest research on The Wisdom Fund"...
and Peter did you not even read the article you refer to? It relates to whether or not an aircraft hit the Pentagon not as you imply, that Muslims did not do 9/11.
Peter/imb1248, the writing is on the wall. The parallels between Libya and Syria are there for all to see
1 relatively minor ( in numbers) popular unrest
2 Usurping that protest movement by armed 'gangs' supported by 'outside interests
3 A firestorm of deceitful misinformation by those 'outside interests' to drown out factual reports
Go to Voltairenet.org and read the articles "In Libya now the truth is coming out" 4 Feb 2012; and "Lebanese Security officials seize suspicious cargo from US, Brazil." 8 Feb 2012.
The latter report seems to indicate that the US may well be placing weapons in such a position knowing that they will pass into the hands of Al Quaeda.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend?
Oh how we have to twist and weave when first we practice to deceive.