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Senator Rand Paul is running for President. Great News.

Recently, talking about America, some may think that I’m against America. A total folly. It is exactly the opposite. I really enjoyed my travel in America and I’m grateful for the excellent welcome of the American people towards me. Times ago, I wrote down that « I was in America, even before I was born ». At the moment, those words just rushed out of my mind instinctively and imposed their presence to me. And I accepted them.

This is the miracle of writing: sometimes, you will find yourself writing things coming from nowhere. You just have to receive them and let them be without obstacle. And you know what, I went in America to discover America and Americans. But, guess what, I found myself just like being at home – at last – despite the bumpy shaky journey I experienced from my hosts who happened to be Cameroonians in America.


I had to say this to avoid any misunderstanding or misinterpretation, so as to move forward peacefully and in total confidence. I’m not and can’t be your enemy. I’m a friend and a member. Sometimes we may disagree. This is not a sign of hate and will never be.

So, after Ted Cruz, here is the other presidential announcement :

« I am running for president, » Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced on his website. He will make a formal announcement around noon ET in Louisville.

Since riding the tea party wave into the Senate in 2010, Paul has carefully built a brand of mainstream libertarianism — dogged advocacy of civil liberties combined with an anti-interventionist foreign policy and general support for « family values » — that he bets will create a coalition of younger voters and traditional Republicans to usher him into the White House.

Coincidentally, Ukraine is a great issue on the presidential road.

Thousands of Ukrainians Protest against the US Embassy. Media Blackout.

Time after his annoucement, the Senator announced this :

« We’ve come to take our country back from special interests, » Sen. Rand Paul said today, announcing his presidential bid at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, the Republican senator’s home state.

He pushed for congressional term limits during his announcement, telling supporters, « We limit the president to two terms; it’s about time we limit the terms of Congress. » Paul will immediately hit the campaign trail, swinging through New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa and Nevada — the states that traditionally vote first in the primaries and caucuses. (CNN)

>>>>> AND 


« Challenger Jesus « Chuy » Garcia says he has called Mayor Rahmm Emanuel to concede the runoff election in Chicago and congratulate him.

Chicago’s first-ever runoff was necessary after Emanuel failed to get more than 50% of the vote in February.

Chicago is beset by growing financial problems, including a $20 billion pension crisis and $300 million operating budget shortfall. Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, sought to paint former Cook County Commissioner Garcia as inexperienced and unfit for the job of fixing the city’s financial mess.

Emanuel’s critics said steps he has taken to fix the economy — like closing public health clinics, 50 public schools and installing red light cameras to raise fees – have only made the problem worse for the city’s low-income and minority communities ».


« A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after video surfaced that appears to show him on Saturday shooting an unarmed man who was running away.

Michael Slager, a white officer with the North Charleston Police Department, was arrested Tuesday, according to a statement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The shooting victim was black. If found guilty of murder, Slager could face up to life in prison or death ».


« Russian hackers behind the damaging cyberintrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

The White House has said the breach affected an unclassified system. But that gave the hackers access to such sensitive information as real-time nonpublic details of the President’s schedule.

The State Department computer system has been bedeviled by signs that despite efforts to lock them out, the Russian hackers have been able to re-enter the system. One official says the Russians have « owned » the State Department system for months ».

Quotes are from CNN.



US Midterm senatorial elections. A Two-State Solution is not a choice, but a fact.

Obama is not a choiceOn the verge of the vote for a Democrats or Republican majority in the Senate, the pollsters are telling you Republicans are going to win this as easily as a fighter could, facing off an already disqualified opponent.

According to those pollsters, the figures of Obama’s approbation are low. Why are them ? If the reason is the state of the economy, then the perception does not match the reality. We all know the figures. Apart from the economy, what is it that costs disapprobation to the president and gives credit to the Republicans on the issue ? Foreign affairs ? Republicans will be doing worst. Obamacare to repeal ? Is it that urgent ? Gay marriage to repeal ? We hear nothing about it from the Conservatives-Catholic or Evangelists ?

Apart from the tradition of mid-term elections, there is little ground for Obama’s low figures. Pollsters insist Republicans are poised to win and democrats to lose. If any, the numerous efforts deployed by them to distance themselves from president Obama are a confirmation, they explain.

An impossible task in fact. What does a Senator stand for if not to support, adjust or bring contradiction to the Administration? It comes down that the mission consisting in sidelining a candidacy far remote from the Administration’s agenda, even though the Senate is an independent body, is mission impossible.

The recurrence of themes like the minimum wage, the Obamacare to repeal or not, the shutdown next round looming, asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share in tax, tracking loopholes and tax evasion, welfare and the 47% accused of State over assistance by the Republicans, guns control, Justice for the minorities especially towards black people still under aggressive racism and over-jailing, immigration, the economy, equality between men and women, empowering families, the affordable education, renewable energy, clean power, rebuilding infrastructures and bringing back jobs at home, all these are on the table to sort out.

Democrats’ House or Republican.


♠ Avoid Ingratitude.

♠ Check the facts and the truthfulness of the polls. I’ve tried to look at some and I hardly found one convincing and clear over the whole picture leading to the confirmation that the GOP is winning this. The only clear number was given by Becky (CNN) over the so-called impopularity of president Obama set at 54% for 54% disapproval. I thought it worse.

It gives me the opportunity to stop a minute to say a word on some stretched comments in the news outlets. I know that the system is one of inflation, but the appropriate information is missing. As you will see below with Skynews figures over immigration in Europe, the figures of Obama approval or disapproval tell nothing specific apart from the traditional trend of midterm fate. If the informative job were done adequately, the right way to show how president Obama is doing bad or well was to show how other presidents of the Northern hemisphere are doing.

I mean, it is  insignificant – if you don’t want to feed domestic political games – knowing the global context, to highlight the rating of a president putting aside the global base of comparison. The context has dramatically changed. So must the analysts follow intelligence to avoid misinformation, misleading information, disinformation or poor polls comments. In the end, the Citizen rights for an appropriate information are rigged at the expense of democracy.

For instance, when you compare the 13% french president approval rate to the 45% of Obama, you’ll see that president Obama is on the upper strata. In a global context of political crisis, a president with 45% approval figure is a survivor and really strong. Elsewhere in Europe and in the West in general, presidents are facing hard times.

At midterm of his mandate, 97% of the French people considered the french president has failed to succeed in jobs creation. Emploi: à mi-mandat, 97% des Français estiment que Hollande a « plutôt échoué ». Those specifics are missing in Obama’s polls.

We are waiting  for a journal to bring this figures up concerning presidential or premiership rating.

45% approval rate is a good number for a president, at this precise moment. Obama or not.

Related to president Obama, don’t forget the systematic Obstructionism by the GOP and Senator Mitch McConnell on top of the game, which cost delays, time waistes through gov shutdown or showdown, setbacks for the Obamacare for instance brought to the Supreme Court by the GOP for repeal. The GOP has spent a huge amount of time and efforts to derail democrats agenda and they are claiming to do better. Such as what for instance ? The State of the Union (Candy Crowley) sat with senator Rand Paul to discuss the matter. He said, the right policy for jobs creation and economy improvement is to bring the hiden money and outsourced jobs back to America instead of increasing tax. I wonder what Mitt Romney is thinking about this and how Senator Rand Paul is going to proceed to enforce this law if not by even more tax deterrence ? Before retreating back. This is an empty promise, because the faisability of it is missing.

When you don’t have emptiness, you got readiness. Throughout the discussion with Candy, it clearly appeared that Senator Rand Paul, speaking in the name of Liberals – following the footsteps of his father, Ron Paul, a dynasty in the making – and standing also as a GOP’s associate, the senator didn’t take position over Ferguson’s blatant injustice, because of the Grand Jure, he said. So didn’t he come clear over the case of quarantining a nurse at N.J. relying on the British ruling known as the Habeas Corpus. He also stressed this could discourage volunteers to fly to help treating Ebola. But he conceded, a judge should take the decision, from the hands of the gov. I wander where the medical body comes in. I thought they were the first to consult with.

Nevertheless, he recognized the glowing injustice consisting in jailing more black people with drugs problems than white people dealing with the same problems. This double standard in Court doesn’t fit the spirit neither the letter of the Law. Who is to blame? The Judge? the grand jure? or the police officers? or may be the governor ? Eric Holder, the former Federal Prosecutor has left Justice Department, in the aftermath of that Ferguson’s crime, still unpunished and non proceeded since then.

Citizens are equal in Rights, the Constitution says.

The awful police execution of Milton Hall: a homeless, mentally ill, African-American man

Is Senator Rand Paul going to race for 2016 ? He has  not yet decided. Senator Rand Paul is a respectful man and naturally, he will run. He has got to set a new Dynasty. Ultimately, dynasty or not, every candidate will have to fight hard. Is there a bonus for a dynasty ? It used to be the case. In 2016, it won’t be.

The general feeling out of this discussion with Senator Rand Paul and Candy Crowley was readiness, emptiness and uncertainties particularly over the GOP’s brand soul-searching to attract non-Whites American people. Attractiveness completes the picture. Black and hispanic communities are not interested, the senator admitted. The party has not succeeded to connect with them and does not reflect the real picture of America as a melting-pot and multicultural society.

When you put this disconnection with the real American people and the obstructionist game from the GOP, since president Obama is leading, together, the choice is pretty simple : either a double-dose (term of CNN) of obstructionism, meaning more setbacks and waiste of times  or an acceleration of reforms. America has the choice between losing 2 years or capitalize on it.

♠  Value the distance from the takeover of leadership in 2008 to now :

  • There were two wars to end : Afghanistan and Iraq and still there is that Guantanamo to close.
  • The economy was agonizing each passing month.

♠ Reclaim American spirit and soul. If you just vote for domestic affairs, without considering American standing on the international stage, you are failing your Grandeur and history. America is the country which had given the final push to free the World from Nazism. From that moment, America earned its place on Top of the World.

Things started to derail with the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the right motive of the search for Bin Laden, Iraq was unjustly dragged into war – just because former president G. Bush junior was seeking revenge to conjure up the humiliation inflicted to his fater by Saddam Hussein.  A family affair became a State business. Fatally, the move was doomed and so it went. Unfortunately, for the Iraqi’s people, since then, their nation has been sent back to the stoned age.

Bin Laden’s capture and drowning into deep horizon waters was supposed to end the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan.  Only that simple ? Error. 10 years of war have forged a local resistance. It is in the nature of wars waged by foreigners to encounter local resistance. It was the case in France during Nazism occupation. It was the case in Africa during the Apartheid and wars of decolonization and in Asia (Dien Bien Phu) for instance and in Vietnam.

In the case of Iraq and Afghanistan, religion brought another complication into the puzzle. The virus of the clash of civilizations inflamed the scenes of wars waged in the name of the search for Bin Laden, supposedly the mastermind of the 9/11 ground zero disaster.

Above this clash of civilizations, or beneath it, the unresolved Palestinian problem still under the cruel yoke of Israel.

Israel itself didn’t refrain its regional power dominance ambitions. All the strong regimes – on the exception of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and Jordan collaborating with America since Golf War One – were designed as targets to down. Iran, Syria, Lybia in particular. The Egyptian case is more ambiguous. They have already traded the Palestinian case for dollars in arms and military equipment and device paid by America through a complex system of Aid for development and security.

During the Arab Spring, friendship for Israel forced America to let down their Egyptian ally, Hosni Mubarak, complicit of the quarantining of the Palestinians and siding with Israel on the issue. As a consequence, each session of talks between the Palestinians and Israel in Cairo is a farce. Egypt is an ultra-corrupt state, ally in the darkness of the American-Israelite axis. This nation should be dismissed from hosting any so-called dialogue between the belligerents. Palestinians will not find peace in Cairo.

That said, it is never too late to change course for America and reclaim oneself.

First sign of it is Ebola’s leading mission in Africa.

Second, intervention against ISIS.

Third. Burkina Faso. Without the vigilance of America, Blaise Campaore will still be president. Worst, president Hollande was begging the criminal dictator to quit in exchange of him lobbying to find an international job to the dictator. From criminality, fooling people during 27 years to the Hollande’s premium*, there is something absolutely intolerable. This is one example of how dictators used to be treated in Africa : western states showed no empathy with the people, but with their wolves leaders selling them those people and their blood, on demand.

(*)  This Tuesday, France is proud to say to the World he has helped former president Compaoré to escape his country and has organised his asylum in Ivory Coast. In Ivory Coast, the president’s wife is a white french woman (*), indeed. The Neger factor at work, as and advanced post for endless colonialism. There also, the president was installed by France via a coup after electoral results frauds and claims. President Ouattara, a Burkina-Faso born was settle at the expense of the truly winner, president Laurent Gbagbo who has been transferred by Blaise Ouattara on trial at the ICC (International Criminal Court) for crimes both parties – Ouattara’s and Gbagbo’s – committed during the fight for power.

(Burkina Faso : la France reconnaît avoir aidé à la fuite du président Compaoré) – France is kind of African cancer and it is long past time for the AU (African Union) to reclaim Africa’s destiny and order. First sign of it is the ultimatum issued by the AU to the military post-order in Burkina-Faso to relinquish power to civilians within two weeks.

The exfiltration of this president by France is a way to escape Justice for this bloodthirsty president.

(*) Naturally, for those who never get a sense of nothing, I’m talking about African presidents, not of Joe six pack, who should have a upper conscious and respect of History.

The same westerners rulers will rule in Europe against “invasive immigration” – some telling “France can not house the entire misery of the World”. The missing information is they are the ones behind this “entire misery of the World” coming back to hit them in a laughing boomerang. Kind of « piano piano please ; face the consequences of your bloody politics in Africa harvesting extraordinary wealth for the French white people ». For instance, the murder of Gaddafi has increased the number of immigrants who used to find jobs in Libya. Those jobs have disappeared with Gaddafi.


ITALY : 7 %

FRANCE : 10%


GERMANY : 13 %

SWEDEN : 16 %


What about America ?

But British people think immigration represents a quarter of them. They estimate the proportion of immigrants as up to 26%. The perception not the reality. That day, Ed Miliband blamed David Cameron for “callousness and incompetence over immigration” at Westminster. Naturally, David Cameron jumped up on to his feet to reestablish the truth : his gov inherited this mess from the Labour’s party, he replicated.

British Parliament has recognized a Palestinian State in principle.

Judging by the article by Uri Avnery – Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom, The Palestinian State is at reach. Read here.

Sweden has already recognized a Palestinian State in full and openly.

Excerpt. The American public is now deeply divided between two camps, which hate each other from the bottom of their hearts (if they have any). This hatred is abysmal. One is the party of the ultra-rich, who defend their privileges, the other belongs to the moderately wealthy and serves their interests.

The ideologies of the two camps are diametrically opposed. Therefore, they cannot agree practically on anything. Anything the Democrats do is considered almost treason by the Republicans, anything the Republicans advocate is considered by the Democrats as stupid, if not crazy

The Republicans, who control Congress (and may do so even more firmly in a few days time) are out to immobilize the administration. Once they even stopped all federal payments, making the running of the state impossible. A consistent joint foreign policy is out of the question. I am not sure that the situation on the eve of the great Civil War was much worse.

INTO THIS crazy situation Netanyahu has plunged. He has placed all his chips (us) on the Republicans.

During the last presidential elections, he almost openly supported Mitt Romney, the opponent of Obama, thus practically declaring war on the present administration. The radical anti-Obama statements made now by Israeli leaders are used – and designed to be used – by Republican candidates against their Democratic opponents.

The Democrats make strenuous efforts to woo Jewish voters and donors by flattering Israel in the most outrageous terms, promising to support each and every action of the Israeli government, now and for all eternity, be it what it may. Inadvertently, they stick knives into the back of the Israeli peace forces, making the fight for peace even more Herculean.

But even if the mid-term elections make the House and the Senate even more subservient to the Israeli right-wing, Obama will be around for two more years. In a way, having no more elections to fear, he will be freer than before to obstruct Netanyahu.

I wish he would. But I do not entertain too much hope. Even as a lame duck, he will still have to consider the interests of the next Democratic candidate for the White House.

OBAMA COULD still do a lot for peace between Israel and Palestine, a peace supported by the entire pro-American Arab bloc – something clearly in the US national interest, not to mention ours.

For that, courage is needed. And – yes – a little more Obsessive Messianism. (Uri Avnery)


Help president Obama to free the Palestinian People.

In doing so, you help Security at home. See what happened recently in Canada. (1)

You help to free the World

You come truth to your credo : “There is non second-class citizens” in America. There should be none in the World.





GET MORE SPECIFICS HERE. America. Why this midterm election is so important for a « more perfect union ».

(1) Recommended for you on the topic over interlinkages in home security and abroad.

Ottawa Lockdown (22 Oct 2014 - TD Photo)

The tragic shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on October 22, 2014 at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada followed by a shoot-out at the House of Commons, and the death of the shooter, Michael Zebaf-Bibeau, serves as a catalyst to advance several hidden government agendas. Get more at Global Research.



By Palestine Chronicle

By Jim Miles

Once upon a time, Canada was able to create the illusion that it was the “peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by most of the rest of the world. This history has been well discredited with newer historical research outlining how Canada’s position as a “peacekeeper,” generally under UN auspices, remained effectively within the realm of U.S. foreign policy, just with a kinder gentler face.

Over the past decade, Canada has made a clear and distinct turn towards its inner ‘heart of darkness’, becoming much more overt about its right wing militarized alignment with the U.S. empire and its demands. It has done so to the extent of front-running – or trying to out do – the hubris and arrogance of the U.S. in its declamations of its self-righteousness concerning international affairs (with similar impacts on domestic affairs).

Final picture, of Justice Minister MacKay wearing a t-shirt printed with a high powered automatic rifle at a Conservative fundraiser supported by the National Firearms Association. Ironically, that same association does not want the surveillance bill,C-13, to pass, “We think that this is probably the most draconian step towards police interference in people’s lives since George Orwell revealed the potential for it when he wrote 1984.”

It comes full circle to the vanished illusion of the “peaceable kingdom.” Canada’s democracy and civility is a tarnished and cracked veneer disguising an underlying racial prejudice and fear of the ‘other’, a legacy of colonial-settler violence inherited from the British empire. Stephen Harper and his (neo) Conservative government have exposed these flaws in our supposedly democratic civilizational superiority with his violence towards the people of the world and the violence towards the land and people domestically. Our inner heart of darkness has been revealed.

Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor/columnist of opinion pieces and book reviews for The Palestine Chronicle. Miles’ work is also presented globally through other alternative websites and news publications. He contributed this article to

3. Canada: Decoding Harpers Terror Game. Beneath the Masks and Diversions

Global Research, October 28, 2014
Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canadas history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet with dirty oil, while his attack dog John Baird leads the warmongering and bullying of nations like Iran and Syria targeted by the US-Israeli axis.

He is the most despotic and toxic first minister in the life of our country. His administration defunds every social program and life protective system it can. It strips the country of its public information infrastructures at every level – including now the gagging of non-profit NGOs by eliminating their charitable status if they question any policy of his regime.

Just as his friend George Bush Jr., Harper holds government by big-money backing, continual lies, attack ads, and life-blind policies to enrich the already rich. Canadas neo-con political class may have its head on backwards, but Harper is very cunning in skirting, subverting and perverting the law to abuse power at every level. He is the poster boy of the global corporate agenda of wrecking society and its common life support systems.

Read the whole story at Global Research.

President Obama’s “overt” support to Syria’s Al Qaeda rebels “opens up a can of worms” : ISIS !

In our latest post, we underlined that Obama is a Clinton or a Bush or a Carter or a Reagan, or a Nixon. See below how things match to perfection.

Yesterday, we were told that « Airstrikes alone are insufficient to deal a final blow to Isis ».

Was The defense Secretary (US) preparing the opinion to a scenario where al-qaeda will fight Isis ? Is that Al-Qaeda the « indigeneous figure » needed on the ground to stop Isis definitely ? The temptation to answer Yes at those two questions is strong.

Supporting one Terrorism (al-Qaeda) to fight another terrorism (ISIS). Where does the game stop ? Where, When and How ? It looks like an Impasse.

Below are some tracks of answers  brought by Prof. Chossudovsky.

Before reading them, some facts of the day :

1. Germany, France and the UK are drafting a resolution at the UN for a cease fire in Gaza. What are the chances of this resolution to be adopted ? What about the US vetoing it? And how are they going to implement it, assuming the resolution passed ? Is it a move for another smokescreen ? We will not prejudge at this stage.

2. By the way, Melbourne is the best place in the World to live in. Australia, Canada, Finlande, New Zeland harbor the best cities in the World. Africa got the Worst of them. Douala (Cameroon), Lagos (Nigeria), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Alger are worst places in the World to live in, inside Africa. Tripoli and Syria are undergoing wars. Their ranking is not that important.

Interesting, no city from the Imperialistic World is on the top 10.

World’s most liveable city 2014 is …(CNN)

3. Hamas has eliminated some insider traitors who have been informing Israel, making it easy for this criminal state (Israel) to locate the Heads of Hamas. Any Palestinian embarked on spying for Israel to derail and endanger a right cause such as the Fight For Freedom is a demon.

Israel presents itself as too Big to talk with the little boys of Hamas. How is it they got that low and coward to adopt the poor method of infiltrating the commandment of Hamas for firsthand and secret information ? Their so-called « strong intelligence » is all about smallnesses ? Is this the Great Israel fearing the little Hamas to the point of going rampant ? Disappointing. On one hand, America is helping along with the entire European World. On the other, « collaborators » inside Hamas are also helping to so-called « strong military nation » : Israel. Too mean, for the « strongest military nation of the World ». Left alone, Israel is a small state in the region. This is what the death of those 3 Hamas’ commanders stand for.

4. Gen. Dempsey: ISIS Cannot be Defeated Without Going Into Syria. Road to destroy Isis runs through Syria (Newsmax). So how to do that without the Syrian Gov authorisation or a clear violation of the Syrian territory ?  Yesterday an enemy, today… ? This is what you got with irresponsible and erratic diplomacy.

James Foley would have been saved with the sollicitation of Assad’s legal forces’ help, during the rescued mission that failed.

BBC is mentioning the price of any rapprochement of Assad by the previous enemy (US and its allies) is to stop the narrative asking « Assad to go ». Isn’t it ironical ? History works as a Doomsday. Here we are.

5. Russian humanitarian convoy is in Ukraine. After a week of Ukrainian authorities’ and customs’ checking tergiversations, it was wide past time to move forward. At this stage, any turning back was simply out of question.

Don’t forget that the US/EU coup led in Kiev is now translating into an humanitarian crisis for Russia to fund and take care. Many Ukrainians have crossed the border to find safety in Russia. For this reason, Russia has a say in Ukrainian business.

To our knowledge, the UN never condemned this horrible treacherous of Democracy and is not assisting the Displaced Ukrainians in Russia.

6. Ferguson. a) Look at this for a laugh. Conservatives literally make stuff up to smear Michael Brown A right-wing blogger used a generic CT scan found online and claimed it was a scan of Darren Wilson. The Daily Kos.

b) CNN reports « Broken Eye Socket » didn’t happen.


 Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, August 22, 2014
First published by GR on June 19, 2013

A major transition in US counter-terrorism doctrine is unfolding.

While Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, remains firmly committed to waging a “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), his administration is now openly supporting selected rebel units in Syria which are part of the Al Qaeda network.

Known and documented, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, which has covertly supported the “Islamic Terror Network” since the heyday of the Soviet Afghan war.

While Al Qaeda is a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, a “New Normal” has been established.

An Al Qaeda affiliated organization, namely Syria’s Al Nusrah, is being supported “overtly” by the US President, rather than “covertly” by the CIA.

The support of Al Nusrah, an affiliate of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), is no longer channeled in secrecy as part of a CIA-MI6 covert operation, it is now being supported –in a semi-official fashion– as part of a US foreign policy agenda. The latter is also part of America’s diplomatic discourse, implemented in consultation with Britain, Canada, Germany and France. Although Al Nusrah was not mentioned explicitly, “support to the Syrian rebels” was the main topic of debate at the June 2013 G-8 meetings in Northern Ireland.

While intelligence covert ops continue to perform an important role, Washington’s support to Al Qaeda in Syria is now “out in the open”, within the public domain. It is no longer part of a secret undertaking. It is part of the mainstay of US foreign policy, carried out under the helm of Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Support to the rebels” is also debated in the US Congress. It is the object of a bill which has already been adopted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Corker who co-sponsored the bill stated that:

“The future for Syria is uncertain, but the U.S. has a vested interest in trying to prevent an extremist takeover, which poses a very real risk for us and the region,” (emphasis added)

In a twisted logic, the bill purports to prevent “an extremist takeover” by supporting an Al Qaeda terrorist formation.

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted 15-3 in favor of the proposed bill.

Ironically, the pro-Israeli lobby was also actively involved in lobbying in favor of aid to jihadist rebels.

Israel has supported Al Nusrah militarily in areas adjacent to the occupied territories of the Golan Heights.

Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky (left) voted against the bill, warning:

You will be funding today the allies of al Qaeda” (quoted by RT)

Al Qaeda, Osama and “The Blowback”

Everybody knows that Al Qaeda is now directly supported by the US government.

The implications are far-reaching. Obama’s decision not only undermines the legitimacy of the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), it also casts doubt on the “blowback” thesis.

Moreover, it begs the embarrassing question: Why is the US president supporting Al Nusrah, which is on the US State Department list of terrorist organizations?

The CIA refers to the so-called “blowback” thesis whereby an “intelligence asset”, (i.e. the Islamic jihad) is said to “have gone against its sponsors”; ”

The sophisticated methods taught to the Mujahideen, and the thousands of tons of arms supplied to them by the US – and Britain – are now tormenting the West in the phenomenon known as `blowback’, whereby a policy strategy rebounds on its own devisers. (The Guardian, London, September 15, 2001).

“What we’ve created blows back in our face.” The US government and the CIA are portrayed as the ill-fated victims. The CIA had been tricked by a deceitful Osama. It’s like “a son going against his father”.

While the CIA acknowledges that the late Osama bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, was an “intelligence asset” during the Cold War, the relationship is said to “go way back”. In the wake of 9/11, news reports would invariably dismiss these Osama-CIA links as part of the “bygone era” of the Soviet-Afghan war. They are invariably described as “irrelevant” to an understanding of the post-9/11 era:

Bin Laden recruited 4,000 volunteers from his own country and developed close relations with the most radical mujahideen leaders. He also worked closely with the CIA, … Since September 11, [2001] CIA officials have been claiming they had no direct link to bin Laden. (Phil Gasper, International Socialist Review, November-December 2001)

Afghan Mujahideen Commanders meet with President Ronald Reagan

While the “blowback” thesis is an obvious fabrication, it has nonetheless served to provide legitimacy to the “Global War on Terrorism”. With “overt” support channeled by the US government to an Al Qaeda affiliated organization, the blowback thesis falls flat, it is no longer credible.

The evidence amply confirms that the CIA never severed its ties to the “Islamic Militant Network”. Historically, US covert support to terrorists was a safely guarded secret, unknown to the broader public. Moreover, the CIA would never channel its support directly. It would proceed through its intelligence counterparts in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Since the end of the Cold War, these covert intelligence links have not only been maintained, they have become increasingly sophisticated.

The broad political and media consensus in the wake of the 9/11 attacks was built around the blowback: Al Qaeda had attacked America.

The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) against Al Qaeda and its affiliates had been launched. Yet the evidence amply confirms that US intelligence continues to harbor several terrorist organizations which are on the US State Department’s list.

Paradoxically, covert support to the terrorists by Western intelligence agencies (including the CIA, MI6, Germany’s BND) is an essential instrument of the “Global War on Terrorism”. Namely the war on terror to protect the Homeland is waged by using US-NATO sponsored terrorists and mercenaries as foot-soldiers of the Western military alliance.

The support provided covertly to “jihadist” terrorist organizations in a large number of countries (e.g. former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Niger, Mali, Algeria, Egypt, etc.) has been used by the US-NATO alliance to destabilize sovereign states.

Obama and Al Nusrah. The “State Sponsors of Terrorism”

Al Qaeda was identified as the mastermind of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11 was immediately identified as a “state sponsor of terrorism” leading to the bombing and invasion of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces on October 7, 2001. In turn, a gamut of counterterrorism legislation and executive orders were put in place in the immediate wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Executive Order 13224, signed by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2001 “authorizes the seizure of assets of organizations or individuals designated by the Secretary of the Treasury to assist, sponsor, or provide material or financial support or who are otherwise associated with terrorists.” (Sept. 23, 2001).

The US Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act 2001, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The legislation was in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, which allegedly had been perpetrated by Al Qaeda.

According to the 2001 Patriot Act, those “who pay for the bomb“, namely those who fund affiliates of Al Qaeda, are terrorists. In the words of George W. Bush on September 11, 2001, “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”

The Act pertains to the harboring and financing of terrorist organizations. Al Qaeda and its affiliates are defined in the PATRIOT Act as a terror network. Persons and organizations which support or abet Al Qaeda are considered as terrorists.

The forbidden question: Does the substance of Executive order 13224 and the PATRIOT legislation quoted above apply to a US president, a Secretary of State, a Member of the US Congress?

The Department of Justice “has prosecuted individuals and organizations for providing material support to the terrorist organization, while the Department of Treasury has frozen the assets of dozens of terrorist financiers and networks.” (See Council on Foreign Relations)

Similar measures, including the freezing of assets or organizations supportive of terrorism, were adopted in the European Union. “Since 2007, Britain’s Ministry of Finance has frozen the assets (PDF) of hundreds of individuals and organizations connected to al-Qaeda via its Asset Freezing Unit.” (Ibid)

National governments which provide support to Al Qaeda are categorised as “State-sponsors of terrorism”.

The designation is determined by the US State Department. In fact, the Secretary of State, namely John Kerry has the authority “to determine that the government of such country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.” (State Department List), See also the Counterterrorism Bureau)

Barack Obama and John Kerry: Are They “Terror Suspects”?

Now let us examine in more detail the Al Nusrah Front, which constitutes the main rebel fighting force in Syria. Al Nusrah is affiliated to Al Qaeda. The leader of Al Nusra, Abu Mohammad al-Golani, has pledged his allegiance to Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who replaced Osama bin Laden after his death.

According to the State Department Bureau of Counter-terrorism, Jabhat al Nusrah, the main rebel force in Syria is a terrorist organization, an affiliate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).

The State Department has issued a “prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to, or engaging in transactions with, al-Nusrah Front, and the freezing of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the control of U.S. persons.” (emphasis added).

It is understood that US State Department Counter-terrorism policy also applies to “state sponsors of terrorism”.

Al Nusrah is financed by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Israel in close consultation with NATO and the Pentagon.

The Obama administration has openly confirmed its support for the Syrian rebels with most of this aid channeled to Al Nusrah.

The PATRIOT Act “prohibits knowingly harboring persons who have committed or are about to commit a variety of terrorist offenses”.

Moreover, an entire gamut of executive orders as well as the 2001 Patriot legislation prohibit “the harboring of terrorists”.

According to the US Justice Department:

The Patriot Act imposed tough new penalties on those who commit and support terrorist operations, both at home and abroad.” The terror threat emanates both from “the terrorist who pays for a bomb as by the one who pushes the button”.

According to the Patriot legislation, those “who pay for the bomb”, namely funding affiliates of Al Qaeda, constitutes a terrorist act.

In other words, the Obama administration and its allies are harboring a terror organization which is on the US State department list.

In this regard, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry could be held responsible for knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to, or engaging in transactions with, al-Nusrah Front:

“The [PATRIOT] Act created a new offense that prohibits knowingly harboring persons who have committed or are about to commit a variety of terrorist offenses”, yet the Obama administration is openly supporting a terrorist entity, in violation of its own counter-terrorism legislation.

Media Complicity

According to CNN, quoting intelligence sources, Al Nusrah is “the best-equipped arm of the terror group” in Syria, with an estimated 10,000 forces. Where do they get their money and weapons? CNN does not provide any details as to Why Al Nusrah is the best equipped, in relation to the various so-called moderate rebels factions, which from a military standpoint are broadly inoperative.

How many of these Al Nusrah forces remain operative following the government’s counteroffensive remains to be established.

Ironically, this latest CNN report (June 18, 2013 suggests that the rebels rather than the government have chemical weapons in their possession:

“They [Al Nusrah] are making desperate attempts to get chemical weapons,” the analyst told CNN, noting that in the past few weeks, security services in Iraq and Turkey arrested [Al Nusrah] operatives who were “trying to get their hands on sarin.”

In relation to the later, Turkish Police confirmed that the arrested Al Nusrah operative was in possession of sarin gas.

CNN contradicts its own reports. The same CNN article which intimated that the rebels were “attempting to get” chemical weapons, makes the case for “arming the rebels”:

The Obama administration announced last week that it will start arming rebels because Syria crossed a “red line” by using chemical weapons — including sarin gas — against the opposition.

The development is likely to be at the center of the Group of Eight summit in Northern Ireland on Monday, setting a riveting backdrop to the meeting after Syria’s longtime ally Russia said the move supports “those who kill their enemies and eat their organs.”

…Obama has not detailed the increased military support, but Washington officials told CNN that the plan includes providing small arms, ammunition and possibly anti-tank weapons to the rebels.

The Broader Implications of Obama’s Support of Al Nusrah

The blowback thesis is now defunct. The US has never ceased to support Al Qaeda. These terrorist organizations were created by US intelligence and supported by Washington. The blowback thesis is refuted not only by Obama’s “overt support” of Al Nusrah but also with regard to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), an Al Qaeda affiliate, which was directly supported by NATO from the outset of the insurgency and Libya bombing campaign in 2011.

The “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT) has become an increasingly fragile concept. Waging a “War on Terrorism” with the active participation of an Al Qaeda affiliated organization constitutes an obvious fallacy, a big lie, a non sequitur.

The propaganda and media disinformation campaign behind the “Global War on Terrorism” has also entered a dead alley. Going after the terrorists by supporting the terrorists? Will the American public support a government which funnels billions of tax dollars to a terrorist organization as a means to “combating terrorism”?

The Pentagon’s post-911 military doctrine is predicated on the “Global War on Terrorism”. It is a consensus within US military. It is used in the recruitment, training and indoctrination of US forces.

Will American servicemen and women accept to swallow the big lie and fight in what visibly constitutes a fake “war on terrorism”.

The Criminalisation of the US State

President Obama’s “overt” support to Syria’s Al Qaeda rebels “opens up a can of worms”.

How are we to categorize an American President who says he is committed to fighting Al Qaeda, while at the same time supporting Al Qaeda?

The entire Homeland Security doctrine tumbles like a deck of cards.

The US government is in blatant violation of its own counter-terrorism legislation.

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