Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....
- Name: Bruce K. Gagnon
- Location: Bath, Maine, United States
Friday, October 07, 2016
Space Week: India
Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao writes from Nagpur, India:
On October 6 a seminar on "Dangers of weaponization of space'' was held at Biju Pattanaik Government Women's College in Digapahandi, Orissa State.
At this town and the school in the state of Orissa this is the first time a program like this was ever held.
Putin Explains U.S. 'Missile Defense' to Western Media
Putin wonders "How do I get through to you?"
The answer: You can't - most of them work for the CIA.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Space Week: Norway Conference on US MD Radar
Media coverage in Norway of national conference in Vadso called ‘Military Intelligence as a democratic blind zone’. The space week event will discuss US NSA-cooperation with Norway from 1952-2016 and the presence in nearby Vardo of a huge US space Communications-Intelligence radar station close to Russia.
The 'missile defense' capable radar at Vardo sits 40 miles from the Russian border. The radar location in Vardo is ideal for collecting detailed intelligence data on Russia's long-range ballistic missiles that could be used in Pentagon planning for a first-strike attack.
The book quotes MIT Professor Theodor Postol saying “It is very difficult to understand how the Vardø radar will not be used as part of the U.S. missile defence. The reason for this is because it is the only radar that has the capability to tell the difference between a real warhead and a dummy."
Postol wrote in 2000:
The HAVE STARE radar was developed in the early 1990s by Raytheon, under the direction of the Electronic Systems Center, the US Air Force's lead organization for the development and acquisition of command-and-control systems.
According to the Defense Department, HAVE STARE is "a high-resolution X-band tracking and imaging radar with a 27-meter mechanical dish antenna." It became operational at Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's coast in 1995, where it was used in early developmental tests of the national missile defense program.
In late 1998, HAVE STARE was quietly dismantled and sent to Norway, where it was jointly reassembled by the US and Norway under the Norwegian project name "Globus II."
It is located at a Norwegian military intelligence facility and its mission, according to the U.S. and Norwegian governments, is to track and catalog space junk in high earth orbit.
Now, space junk is no trivial matter. There are many thousands of manmade objects orbiting Earth, ranging in size from paint flecks and nuts and bolts to booster rockets.
But the new location of HAVE STARE, publicly revealed in April 1998 by Inge Sellevag, a Norwegian newspaper reporter, is nearly the last place on earth one would choose for a radar with the purpose of tracking space debris.
Because such objects can never be seen from a far north location, a space tracking installation is in fact best placed much closer to the equator. But the location of the radar is ideal for collecting very precise data on Russian missile tests.
Indian Diplomat's View on Syria
|Aleppo's ancient citadel before the war|
Battle of Aleppo is end of history in the Middle East
By M.K. Bhadrakumar
Russia’s possible victory in Syria will mark the end of western hegemony over the Middle East, and historians are bound to single it out as the defining foreign-policy legacy of Obama’s presidency.
On Monday, Barack Obama administration fulfilled its week-old threat to ‘suspend’ bilateral talks with Russia over Syrian crisis. Are the dogs of war being unleashed?
The thought may seem preposterous but tensions are palpable.
The US spy planes are spotted ever more frequently in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea over Russian bases, especially Tartus and Hmeimim in Syria.
Russia has deployed SA-23 Gladiator anti-missile and anti-aircraft system in Syria, first-ever such deployment outside Russia. The western analysts see it as pre-emptive step to counter any American cruise missile attack. Russia is not taking chances.
The Defence Ministry in Moscow said the deployment is intended “to provide protection for the naval logistics facility in Tartus and the Russian Navy’s task force”.
Moscow factors in that US may use some rebel groups to ensure that Russian “body bags” are sent to Moscow, as threatened explicitly by US state department spokesman John Kirby last week. Moscow suspects American hand in the missile attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus – “Brits and Ukrainians clumsily helped the Americans”, a Russian statement in New York said on Tuesday.
Indeed, passions are running high. There could be several dozen western intelligence operatives trapped with the rebel groups in east Aleppo. This is one thing.
Clearly, the turning point was reached when the US and western allies undertook a fierce air attack on the Syrian army base at Deir Ezzor lasting an hour and killing 62 government troops. The US explanation of that being an accident lost credibility, since within an hour of the air strike, extremist groups of al-Qaeda followed up with ground attack as if acting in tandem.
Trust has consequently broken down. The Russians are convinced that the US was never really interested in separating the ‘moderate’ groups from extremists despite repeated promises, because Washington sees use for al-Qaeda affiliates, which happen to be the only capable fighting force to push the 'regime change' agenda in Syria.
Put differently, Russians are inclined to agree with what Tehran has been saying all along. Moscow, therefore, switched tack and put its resources behind the Syrian operations to capture the strategic city of Aleppo. The military campaign is within sight of victory.
That is, unless there is a US intervention in the coming days to tilt the military balance in favour of extremist groups that are trapped in the eastern districts of Aleppo with supply lines for reinforcements cut.
The main thrust of the multi-pronged attack by government forces, backed by crack Hezbollah units and Shi’ite militia, is from the southeast of Aleppo with massive Russian aerial bombardment and a brigade-strong Russian contingent positioning itself reportedly in the rear to reinforce the main attack if need arises.
The Russians also control Castello Road leading to the north toward Turkish border, which was the last remaining supplying route for the extremist rebel pockets in east Aleppo.
With no prospect of getting reinforcements, facing relentless air and ground attacks from the north and south, the rebels are staring at a hopeless battle of attrition.
The point is, with the fall of Aleppo, Syrian war becomes de facto a residual military operation to purge the al-Qaeda affiliate Jubhat al-Nusra from Idlib province as well, which means regime forces would secure control over the entire populous regions of Syria, all main cities and entire Mediterranean coast. In a nutshell, Syrian war ends with President Bashar al-Assad ensconced in power.
The specter of ‘total victory’ for Assad haunts Washington. It explains the string of vituperative statements against Moscow, betraying a high level of frustration.
Theoretically, Obama can order missile attacks on the victorious Syrian government forces. But that will be like pouring oil on fire. On Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry warned Pentagon that any US military intervention to remove Assad would result in “terrible tectonic shifts” across the region.
The threat was left vaguely suspended in the air. But on Sunday, the powerful advisor on foreign affairs to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, was pretty much blunt, warning Washington that any direct US intervention would be a “suicidal action” and will only turn out to be “their (American) third military defeat in the region after Afghanistan and Iraq, and it will be a stronger defeat”.
However, if Obama decides against the war option, three other reasons can also be attributed. One, Washington’s equations with Ankara and Riyadh are hugely uncertain at the moment and both regional allies are key partners in Syria.
The US-Turkish ties remain volatile not only due to the attempted coup in July but also because of the US tie-up with Kurds and growing Turkish suspicions regarding its intentions in Syria.
On the other hand, Riyadh is mulling over the best way of drinking from the chalice of poison that the US Congress prepared for King Salman in the form of the ‘sue-the-Saudis-for-the-9/11’ bill.
Two, President Recep Erdogan is unlikely to gamble another confrontation with Russia when Turkey’s legitimate interests in Syria can be secured by working in tandem with President Vladimir Putin at the negotiating table.
In fact, Putin is visiting Ankara shortly. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also visited Turkey last week.
Above all, Turks are realists and their excellent intelligence apparatus inside Aleppo would have reported back by now that the fall of the ancient city is a fait accompli.
Third, most important, Obama is unlikely to lead his country into the vicious war zone without any clear-cut objective to realize when the curtain is coming down on his presidency. In the current state of play, Assad stands between the West and the deluge.
But what rankles is that Russian victory in Syria marks the end of western hegemony over the Middle East, and historians are bound to single it out as the defining foreign-policy legacy of Obama’s presidency.
Certainly, Russians cannot but be sensing this. Moscow may offer at some point a face-saving exit strategy – but only after the capture of Aleppo.
After all, there is really no hurry between now and January to salvage Russia-US ties. The tragic paradigm is best evoked by quoting Omar Khayyam’s lines – ‘The Moving Finger writes, and, having writ, Moves on”.
The debris of Russia’s ties with the US lies all around and no one knows where to begin a clean-up. Things have got physical when Obama called Kremlin leadership as “barbarous” in regard of Aleppo.
On Monday, Moscow explained its decision to suspend cooperation in getting rid of excess plutonium (that could be used to make nuclear weapons) as due to “the emergence of a threat to strategic stability and as a result of unfriendly actions” by the US.
Yet, it was also a decision that Moscow could have deferred until Obama left office. After all, it meant suspending the sole Russian-American nuclear security initiative carrying Obama’s imprimatur.
Moscow couldn’t resist debunking a Nobel who promised to ensure “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” but actually enhanced the role of nuclear weapons in US security strategy.
~ Ambassador MK Bhadrakumar served as a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service for over 29 years, with postings including India’s ambassador to Uzbekistan (1995-1998) and to Turkey (1998-2001). He writes the “Indian Punchline” blog and has written regularly for Asia Times since 2001.
More Space Week Events
Vigil at Hancock drone base outside of Syracuse, New York.
There have been an ongoing series of arrests for non-violent civil resistance at this base in
Daily protests in Gangjeong village at the new Navy base gate on Jeju Island, South Korea
feature the Korean version of our space week poster map detailing the US military
encirclement of Russia and China
Demonstration at the Fylingdales US Missile Defence and space-based warfare radar base in the North Yorkshire, England moors by UK's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Protest at the Raytheon weapons production facility outside of Tucson, Arizona where drones and missile defense systems are built
Also in North Yorkshire, England is the US NSA spy base called Menwith Hill that drew a
space week protest. This base intercepts all phone, fax and email communications across
Europe and also plays a role in the Pentagon's missile defense program
Out on the streets in downtown Seattle, Washington. Very near by is the Pentagon's Trident nuclear submarine base at Bangor.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
U.S. Inching Up on Covert Attacks on Syrian Government
Top Washington officials are set to discuss striking positions of the Syrian military without a UN Security Council resolution. Bombing air force runways with missiles fired from coalition planes and ships is being considered, according to a report.
"One proposed way to get around the White House’s objection to striking the Assad regime without a UN Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment,” one administration official who is to take part in the discussions told the Washington Post.
If Washington takes this 'covert' course it will pit the Pentagon and CIA directly against the Russian military that was invited into Syria by the government. This would likely mean formal war.
If Washington takes this 'covert' course it will pit the Pentagon and CIA directly against the Russian military that was invited into Syria by the government. This would likely mean formal war.
Protest at Arctic Council Events in Portland
Today 25 of us gathered in Portland, Maine at noon to protest outside an event being held inside the Museum of Art by corporate entities promoting the coming possibilities of 'exploitation' of the Arctic region due to the escalating reality of climate change.
Maine's Sen. Angus King gathered some federal seed money to attract the Arctic Council's annual meeting in Portland. All week various entities, including a couple of the big corporate legal firms, are holding events in conjunction with the Arctic Council's official meeting - which by the way is a secret meeting, no public citizens or even the media are allowed to attend.
I knew that Sen. King had gone on a US Navy nuclear submarine ride under the Arctic sea in 2014 and has been a big promoter of the idea of exploitation of the region - particularly for Maine. While Sen. King does talk about climate change, and was once a proponent of wind turbines being put in the Gulf of Maine, he lately has shown much greater interest in development possibilities to 'take advantage' of melting ice as well as the militarization of the Arctic region. In fact when I called into a statewide radio program he was on a couple of days ago he suggested I go protest in Moscow after I had commented on his participation in efforts to demonize Russia over control of the Arctic.
Also on the 2014 submarine ride was Adm. Jonathan Greenert, at that time the chief of naval operations. In a New York Times Op-Ed by Thomas Friedman, Adm. Greenert said, “In our lifetime, what was [in effect] land and prohibitive to navigate or explore, is becoming an ocean, and we’d better understand it....We need to be sure that our sensors, weapons and people are proficient in this part of the world,” so that we can “own the undersea domain and get anywhere there.”
Our protest today was covered by a local TV station (CH 6) and Maine Public radio. We made a couple key points:
What we need are national and international efforts to deal with climate change. We call for the immediate demilitarization of the Arctic. We can’t afford to turn the Arctic into a war zone, nor can we have a mad rush to drill for fossil fuels across the region. The Arctic Council should work to prevent these things from happening, not promote them. Thursday's protest was intended to show the Arctic Council and Sen. Angus King that the public is deeply concerned about climate change and is watching what they do. We also call for the conversion of the military industry complex so our tax dollars can be used to build commuter rail systems, solar power, wind turbines and tidal power systems. Studies show that we'd get more jobs from building sustainable technologies which could help in a small way to deal with the coming ravages of climate change. But we must act now to transform our fossil fuel dependent culture. The public must speak out loudly now before it is too late!
At the protest I also talked about how Russia has the largest land border with the Arctic. One key reason why the US-NATO are pushing for regime change in Moscow is because the fossil fuel extraction corporations are itching to break Russia up into smaller countries so it would be easier for these oil interests to cut deals with weaker and more isolated nations to drill off their Arctic coasts. Russia of course sees the writing on the wall and has defensively moved to ensure that the western pirates are not able to come and steal the treasure that was once inaccessible under the ice along their northern coastline.
Thanks to those who came out today to help direct some public attention onto this important issue. Poco y poco.....
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Pumping Up War with Russia
Here is part of the CBS TV 60 Minutes program that ran two weeks ago pumping up the potential for war with Russia.
First they demonize Russia and lie about what really happened in Ukraine and Crimea.
They bring on the show recently retired NATO Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove who is a war hungry joker. During and after the US coup d'etat in Ukraine Breedlove was repeatedly found by German media to be making highly provocative statements toward Russia.
Yesterday I found two articles reporting that Russia was holding a nuclear evacuation drill involving 40 million people across their country. Obviously Russia feels they must be prepared as they witness the US camping out along their borders from one end of their country to the other.
This video continues the typical western media speculation where they imagine Russia will do this or that while attempting to appear as though the US is nothing more than an innocent law abiding bystander.
You'd never know watching this TV 'news' report that it is the US which continues to invade, bomb, and destabilize the world. When a country like Russia reacts with defensive measures to protect themselves they are then demonized in order to prepare the American people for the next steps - which usually means a US 'shock and awe' invasion.
We forget what the US recently has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria at our own peril.
I'm not in favor of any nuclear weapons in any country. But let's be real here for a moment - what incentive does Russia or China have to reduce their nukes when the Pentagon's fist is pounding on their front and back doors?
Monday, October 03, 2016
Syria - The U.S. Propaganda Shams Now Openly Fail
From Moon of Alabama
The Obama administration, and especially the CIA and the State Department, seem to be in trouble. They shout everything they can against Russia and allege that the cleansing of east-Aleppo of al-Qaeda terrorist is genocidal. Meanwhile no mention is ever made of the famine of the Houthis in Yemen which the U.S. and Saudi bombing and their blockade directly causes.
But more and more major news accounts support the Russian allegation that the "moderate rebels" the U.S. is coddling in Syria are actually in cahoots with al-Qaeda if not al-Qaeda itself.
Reuters reports (though only at the end of a longer story):
In Aleppo, rebels in the Free Syrian Army are sharing operational planning with Jaish al-Fatah, an alliance of Islamist groups that includes the former Syrian wing of al Qaeda. Meanwhile, in nearby Hama province, FSA groups armed with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles are taking part in a major offensive with the al Qaeda-inspired Jund al-Aqsa group.The Wall Street Journal is more direct and headlining: Syria Rebels Draw Closer to al Qaeda-Linked Group
Some of Syria’s largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with an al Qaeda-linked group, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes.Indeed the al.Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham announced publicly that the CIA's Nour el-Din Zinki and Suqour al-Sham joined its Jihad.
Some rebel groups already aligned with Syria Conquest Front responded by renewing their alliance. But others, such as Nour al-Din al-Zinki, a former Central Intelligence Agency-backed group and one of the largest factions in Aleppo, pledged allegiance for the first time to the front in recent days.
As little back as August the State Department defended Zinki after some of its member abducted a Palestinian boy from a hospital near Aleppo and beheaded him in front of a video camera:
[I]n State Department briefings, [..] spokesman Mark Toner downplayed the incidents, or the possibility that the US would stop arming Nour al-Din al-Zinki just because they beheaded a child..The new news reports follow after an interview by the German former politician and journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer with an al-Qaeda commander published in English on this site. The commander said that Nusra (aka al-Qaeda) were directly supplied, via a subgroup, with U.S. TOW missiles. He added about such groups:
Toner insisted [..] “one incident here and there would not necessarily make you a terrorist group.”
They are all with us. We are all the al-Nusra Front. A groups is created and calls itself "Islamic Army", or "Fateh al-Sham". Each group has its own name but their believe is homogeneous. The general name is al-Nusra Front. One person has, for example, 2,000 fighters. Then he creates from these a new group and calls it "Ahrar al-Sham". Brothers, who's believe, thoughts and aims are identical to those of al-Nusra Front.Another interview recently published by the former military Jack Murphy was with a Green Beret soldier who served in Turkey and Syria. The Green Berets are special forces of the U.S. Army. They are specialists in training and fighting with indigenous guerrilla groups against governments the U.S. dislikes. The soldier interviewed was ordered to train "moderate Syrian rebels" in Turkey. Parts of the interview (paywalled) are quoted here:
"No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort”, a former Green Beret writes of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, “they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘Fuck it, who cares?’”. “I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,” the Green Beret added.It is one thing when Russia says somesthing, but another when Reuters, WSJ, and independent German and U.S. subject experts report this as facts. The first can be shunned as "Putin lies" but the others are extremely hard to refute.
Murphy states bluntly: “distinguishing between the FSA and al-Nusra is impossible, because they are virtually the same organization. As early as 2013, FSA commanders were defecting with their entire units to join al-Nusra. There, they still retain the FSA monicker, but it is merely for show, to give the appearance of secularism so they can maintain access to weaponry provided by the CIA and Saudi intelligence services. The reality is that the FSA is little more than a cover for the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra. ...
The Russians are right. The U.S. did not separate the "moderate rebels" from al Qaeda, as it had agreed to in the ceasefire agreement, because the "moderates" and al-Qaeda are the same. The "moderates" are al-Qaeda. This was not unknown. The 2012 Defense Intelligence Analysis said as much. The CIA of course knew this all along. But the Saudi tool heading the CIA, John Brennan, can not admit such as his masters in the Gulf are also the ones who finance al-Qaeda.
See the rest of this excellent article here
More Space Week Photos
Protest at US NSA spy (and drone targeting) base called Pine Gap in the middle of Australia. The US intercepts all phone, fax, email communications across the entire Asia-Pacific region from this base.
Space week protest at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Kirtland does research & development on directed energy beam weapons, lasers, microwave, rail guns and others technologies in the war to defend freedom and liberty for American corporations. They want to put big killer lasers on aircraft next. In addition KAFB operates a special satellite control system for global war that also enables drone attacks around the world on a moment’s notice. Kirtland houses one of the largest offensive cyber warfare centers that hacks into other nation’s computer systems.
Activists in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea translated our poster into Korean and distributed that version throughout their country.
They added these words: Keep Space for Peace Week. No THAAD, No Missile defense and No Jeju navy base. A week to stop the militarization of space
Maine Peace Walk Pot Luck Supper & Program Schedule
Below is our nightly pot luck supper & program schedule for the 5th Maine Peace Walk entitled: Stop the War$ on Mother Earth
The public is invited to attend any and all of these events. All suppers begin at 6:00 pm. The programs will last one hour following the supper.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-443-9502
- Oct 11 Penobscot Nation on Indian Island
- Oct 12 Indian Island to Dexter (First Universalist Church next to library on Rt 7)
- Oct 13 Dexter to Pittsfield (164 Lancey St – white house)
- Oct 14 Pittsfield to Unity (At MOFGA grounds)
- Oct 15 Unity to Waterville ( Methodist church at 61 Pleasant St)
- Oct 16 Waterville to Augusta (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 9 Summer St in Social Hall)
- Oct 17 Augusta to Norway (First Universalist Church at 479 Main St)
- Oct 18 Norway to Lewiston (Episcopal Church on corner of Bates St)
- Oct 19 Lewiston to Brunswick (Unitarian Church on corner of Pleasant & Middle Sts across from library)
- Oct 20 Day off in Brunswick (No supper – 3:00 pm vigil at BIW on Washington St in Bath during shift change)
- Oct 21 Brunswick to Freeport ( Durham Friends Meeting House at 532 Quaker Meeting House Rd)
- Oct 22 Freeport to Portland (State Street Church – UCC at 159 State St)
- Oct 23 Portland to Saco ( First Parish Congregation Church on corner of Beech & Maine)
- Oct 24 Saco to Kennebunk ( New School at 38 York Street)
- Oct 25 Kennebunk to York Beach (52 Freeman St - Green house)
- Oct 26 York Beach to Kittery Naval shipyard (Walk ends with 3:00 pm vigil at Naval shipyard gate on corner of Wentworth & Walker - Rice Public library on corner)
Report on Conference in Mauritius
Conference in Mauritius calling for the people of Diego Garcia to be allowed to return to their island home.
At 5:15 into the video you can hear statement in English by Maricela Guzman who was stationed at Diego Garcia while in the military.
Then at 6:30 you can hear Global Network board member J. Narayana Rao (Nagpur, India) also speaking English. Rao was sent to the conference on behalf of the Global Network - the US is trying to bring the Indian government onside in its effort to militarily encircle China.
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Space Week Event at BIW
Yesterday about 35 of us gathered in Bath, Maine for our Keep Space for Peace Week event in solidarity with others around the world.
At Bath Iron Works (BIW) the Navy Aegis destroyer is built that is outfitted with so-called 'missile defense' systems which are key elements in Pentagon first-strike attack planning. The interceptor missiles on-board these ships are the 'shield' that would be used to knock out Russian or Chinese retaliatory strikes after a US first-strike.
In 2008 the Navy used an Aegis destroyer's interceptor missile to knock a failed US satellite out of the sky demonstrating that these systems could also serve a role as an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon.
We gathered in front of the BIW administration building and then walked down the street to a gate where workers filed out at noon from their weekend shift at the shipyard.
Once we were finished with the protest we all gathered at a local church for a pot luck lunch and rehearsal for the coming trial of the Zumwalt 12 who were arrested on June 18 for blocking the entrance to the 'christening' of the second Navy Zumwalt stealth destroyer. Each of us made a statement of why we were arrested that day and the audience performed the role of the jury giving us feedback on our statements.
At the top of this post you can see the statement of Connie Jenkins. (Thanks to Lisa Savage for making the video. See Lisa's full report on the event here.)
The Making of U.S. War Base on Diego Garcia
As Keep Space for Peace Week begins a conference is being held on Mauritius by the people removed from Diego Garcia by the Americans in order to take over the atoll for a US war base.
This is just one story amongst many showing how the US has destroyed the lives of people around the world in order to build the Pentagon imperial war machine.
Here are the conference details:
Port Louis, Mauritius (Oct 1-2) LALIT 2nd Action Conference called “Diego Garcia: 50 Years’ Occupation & Banishment, 50 Year’s Struggle”. Topics include: The secret history of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia and its role as a key installation in the Air Force’s Satellite Control Network. Contact: email@example.com
Sleep Walking Toward WW III
Here is a video about about why and how the madmen in the State Department, Pentagon and Congress are pushing us to the brink of war with Russia and Syria.
Can we begin to realize that virtually every bit of news, every word, that comes from the western media is a corporate war machine planted story? They have one intention - to neutralize the public outrage and the peace movement and sell endless war.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and Syria - it is all the same story! People must stop buying the endless lies.....