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(October 21, 2013)


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More on Syria: Gilles d'Aymery's Parsing The Anti-al-Assad Propaganda

To the Editor:

As it appears there may be some confusion as to US actions and motivation against Syria, readers may find this link helpful: Noam Chomsky: The Obama Doctrine (Truthout, Oct. 6, 2013). He now has his own doctrine and in his latest amazing speech revives American Exceptionalism. This in regard to Syria. Then there are these two links on the revving up of Exceptionalism (not his invention) and how it's got going in the modern age: http://www.npr.org/books/titles/225505335/the-brothers-john-foster-dulles-allen-dulles-and-their-secret-world-war?tab=excerpt#excerpt
and, http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/09/28/book-review-the-brothers-john-foster-dulles-allen-dulles-and-their-secret-world-war/kvM3wNl92V9MpKpQp7AEGP/ story.html

The first one begins, "When Obama outlined his Middle East plans, Putin objected to Exceptionalism..." What becomes clear, if you look at the reporting of the stream of envoys and delegations to Damascus over the ten years from 2001 to 2011 was they wanted Syria to become a loyal satellite but the "engagement" failed, resulting in a Destabilisation and Covert Operation being ordered. Local countries were recruited -- Qatar was a great supporter of the Brotherhood, Saudi a great supporter of Wahabist Salafist Jihadists in its confrontation with the Shia. There are also a couple of links, one before the event, describing a Color Revolution, which is what the original events were -- taking place in Syria -- one in February, before they happened:

I suggest readers, to blow aware the mist surrounding events research the whole subject of Color Revolutions. Bu there's a heap big problem -- the reactivation of the Jihadists, as well as Saudi and Qatari backing of them, to win the paramilitary campaign, apparently in the belief they could be put back in the box or got to go away after they had won. As one article on the subject began, "Well you see, you have to understand how policy decisions get made ...." It was by a Washington professor. So we got all the beheadings, throat cuttings, killing of political opponents, oppression of women associated with this movement. Now apparently the new policy, after uproar by public opinion and in Congress, is to train some secular paramilitaries who will fight until a peace conference from which will be on Obama's terms and from which the Jihadists will be excluded. Finally there are two fascinating nuggets: The military and intelligences services rejected the administration's analysis
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10690 "Some in US Intel. Community Reject Obama Admin Case for Syria Attack" and http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10691 "Obama's Syria Strike Driven By Oil Interests, Not Concern Over Gas Attacks" The real objective are pipelines across Syria.

I leave the readers to form their own opinions on these.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Roper
Sheffield, UK - October 8, 2013


In Defense of Whitehall, NY: Glenn Reed's Big Foot And Benedict Arnold Crossing Paths In Whitehall, New York (September 2012)

To the Editor:

The Internet can be used in both a positive and negative fashion. It is a two-edged sword and can be used for good or evil. I feel that this article by someone who lives in Fair Haven, Vermont, is not justified. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Glenn Reed sounds depressed about not having employment and taking it out on Whitehall.

I don't really have time to write a long rebuttal but he can visit me next to the sagging Liberty Eatery.

I own the Whitehall Times Building. My business is the Times Emporium. The only day I am closed is on Mondays. Yes, I do have a copy of a book on Bigfoot by Paul Bartholomew. Maybe Reed should read it so he gets his information right. Anyone who can't find the hand-carved wooden statue in town definitely needs direction. He didn't even speak to the right people but oh well he sounds like he had made up his mind before he even landed here! Too bad we have such negative sites as this Swans thing!

Marjorie Mohn
Proud "Citizen" of Whitehall
Whitehall, New York, USA - October 16, 2013


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