Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press
#973826 Aug 31, 2013
Paul Joseph Watson
August 30, 2013
Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.
“From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families….many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the (deadly) gas attack,” writes Gavlak.(back up version here).
Rebels told Gavlak that they were not properly trained on how to handle the chemical weapons or even told what they were. It appears as though the weapons were initially supposed to be given to the Al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra.
“We were very curious about these arms. And unfortunately, some of the fighters handled the weapons improperly and set off the explosions,” one militant named ‘J’ told Gavlak.
His claims are echoed by another female fighter named ‘K’, who told Gavlak,“They didn’t tell us what these arms were or how to use them. We didn’t know they were chemical weapons. We never imagined they were chemical weapons.”
Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of an opposition rebel, also told Gavlak,“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” describing them as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.” The father names the Saudi militant who provided the weapons as Abu Ayesha.
According to Abdel-Moneim, the weapons exploded inside a tunnel, killing 12 rebels.
“More than a dozen rebels interviewed reported that their salaries came from the Saudi government,” writes Gavlak.
If accurate, this story could completely derail the United States’ rush to attack Syria which has been founded on the “undeniable” justification that Assad was behind the chemical weapons attack. Dale Gavlak’s credibility is very impressive. He has been a Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press for two decades and has also worked for National Public Radio (NPR) and written articles for BBC News.
The website on which the story originally appeared - Mint Press (which is currently down as a result of huge traffic it is attracting to the article) is a legitimate media organization based in Minnesota. The Minnesota Post did a profile on them last year.
Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in providing rebels, whom they have vehemently backed at every turn, with chemical weapons, is no surprise given the revelations earlier this week that the Saudis threatened Russia with terror attacks at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi unless they abandoned support for the Syrian President.
“I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us,” Prince Bandar allegedly told Vladimir Putin, the Telegraph reports.
The Obama administration is set to present its intelligence findings today in an effort prove that Assad’s forces were behind last week’s attack, despite American officials admitting to the New York Times that there is no “smoking gun” that directly links President Assad to the attack.
US intelligence officials also told the Associated Press that the intelligence proving Assad’s culpability is “no slam dunk.”
As we reported earlier this week, intercepted intelligence revealed that the Syrian Defense Ministry was making “panicked” phone calls to Syria’s chemical weapons department demanding answers in the hours after the attack, suggesting that it was not ordered by Assad’s forces.
WHY IS OBAMA SUPPORTING Al-Qaeda ???????
#973827 Aug 31, 2013
Isn't amazing, when the (promoters of peace) U.N. show up, somehow, even if just for a few days, a "cease fire" manifests?
Streets in and around the capital were deserted Friday night as the inspectors' scheduled departure approached — seen by many as something of a deadline for the government to resume all-out shelling of rebel positions.
Both sides have largely observed an unofficial cease-fire while the U.N. team remained in Damascus, but shelling explosions could be heard Saturday morning in Damascus a couple of hours after the inspectors left.
The COMMON SENSE of CIVILIZED and decent rationality-rather than the anarchy barbaricness of beating war drums.
If half of the Assads have already exiled out to other countries, they must already be sick of constant attacks of dark age Ignorant THUGS, who think nothing of debilitating their own infrastructures...
("Rami Makhlouf, nephew of Aniseh, is one of the most powerful businessmen in Syria. He owned the phone company Syriatel but resigned two years ago after protesters seized on him as a symbol of the regime. The protesters burned Syriatel’s offices.")
So WHY then, is the U.S. "beating war drums" solely onto the Syrian government, rather than the THUGS wishing to over throw it?
The U.N. should exile Assad, and to hell with the rest of it...let them bomb themselves back to the dark age.
NO U.S. nation rebuilding aid.
NONE. NADA. THUGGERY and barbarians do NOT deserve it.
#973828 Aug 31, 2013
Imagine THAT!! Hezbollah (anti _Israel militants already seated in neighboring Lebenon as well) Hamas (militants responsible for violent uprisings and take overs in Gaza in 2007) and all al qaeda's varying offsets....and we here in the U.S. have to suffer watching tha antics of some loons that can only point their crooked crony fingers of blame, blame, blame, at a now defunct, war trodden leadership of (now) yet ANOTHER FAILED state-- attributed to terrorism.
Oh the evil web ones weave, when they practice to deceive, promoting the FAILINGS of stone age, barbaric anarchy.
#973829 Aug 31, 2013
KEYSTONE! Continental North American Energy Independence!
REAL Americans FOR America-NOT against it!!!!!!!!!!
We also talked about our dynamic energy relationship. Canada is the largest foreign energy supplier for the United States of America. And many people in America are not aware of that. They always think of the Mideast or some other part of the world. But Canada is our largest energy supplier. And our shared networks of electrical grids keep energy flowing both ways across the border. As we move forward to meet the needs of a secure clean energy future on this shared continent, we are going to continue to build on our foundation of cooperation.
Particularly, we talked – had a good discussion, an exchange on energy policy. Obviously the Keystone XL Pipeline is a huge priority for our government and for the Canadian economy, and I appreciated the dialogue we had on what we can do to tackle environmental challenges together. President Obama and Prime Minister Harper both assumed a 17 percent reduction in GHG emissions as part of the Copenhagen Accord, and that continues to be a real priority with Canada, with our plan to phase out coal-fired electricity generation, and to harmonize vehicle and light trucks emissions, which has seen great, great, great results in recent years.(Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird )
#973830 Aug 31, 2013
Jarret, Bueller, anyone else of the kiddie admin?
Since: Oct 08
#973831 Aug 31, 2013
The Demorats want to be involved in everybody's business but the own? Takes the heat off their plans to turn the country into welfare state. Which has been Barack Hussein Obama's plan all along
#973832 Aug 31, 2013
This MESS has N-O-T-H-I-N-G to do with being the U.S. being ATTACKED by stone age barbaric jihadi and power seeking terrorists while Bush was POTUS, you anti-American flaming IDIOT.
OBAMA started this WAR (and War is RIGHT chumpo) and invaded Libya ILLegally, deposed it's government which then allowed for the toxic poisons of groups like al qeada to proliferate themselves take over.
#973833 Aug 31, 2013
Can you believe some of these clueless, jackboot licking, partisan ignotards?
Still YET to figure out-invading LIBYA was ILLegal...as well as STUPID.
Flocking flocks of nothing but idiots.
#973834 Aug 31, 2013
Can this nation survive another three years of such, never as seen before levels of ineptness?(or something?)
#973835 Aug 31, 2013
As much as you'd like them to these raw numbers don't tell the whole story Carol. How many disapprove because they feel the law goes too far and how many think it doesn't go far enough? The numbers are also skewed by the number of Republicans who, like ,you are against it just because it was signed into law by Barack Obama. While Americans are divided on whether they like the law they're less divided on the Republican plans to defund it.
Los Angeles Times: Americans Oppose Withholding Funds For Health Law, Poll Shows
While Americans remain deeply divided over President Obama’s health care law, a clear majority opposes withholding funding to implement the 2010 law, a new national survey indicates. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of cutting off funding for the Affordable Care Act, while just 36 percent say they would approve such a move, according to the most recent poll from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (Levey, 8/28).
CBS News Majority Oppose GOP Plan To Defund Obamacare, Poll Finds
A clear majority of Americans are opposed to the Republican-led effort to defund Obamacare, a new poll shows. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they disapprove of the proposal to cut off funding as a way to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation (Condon, 8/28).
When people are polled on individual provisions of the law most of it gets a majority approval rating;
Tax credits to small businesses to purchase insurance 88%
Closing the Medicare donut hole 81%
Creation of insurance exchanges 80%
Extending dependent coverage 76%
Subsidy assistance to individuals 76%
Medicaid expansion 71%
Guaranteed issue 66%
Medical loss ratio 65%
individual mandates/ penalties is the only thing that has a lower approval rate at 40% however it's the only thing that makes guaranteed issue possible and let's remember that it was once a Republican idea touted by Newt Gingrich and actually signed into law in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney.
1. www.washingtonpost.com/.../obamacares-most-po... ...
#973836 Aug 31, 2013
Caught an interesting mini raporte last night-
On Hawaii and the rampant disease of libuhrulTICism.
High unemployment, over the top SNAP assistance, rampant moral depravity, so rampant, they cant even pass a bill PROTECTING children (as in under the age of 18--NOT stone age mindlessness of 11) from PERVERTS.
What new highs in LOW levels of sick in the headedness, this nation has fallen to the past few years.
CHRISTIE/Paul/Napolatano/Uncle Joe(s) et al 2016!!!
REAL leadership with some ETHICS, INTEGRITY and DECENCY FOR America again-NOT against it!!!
#973837 Aug 31, 2013
DO you try and drive your car with OUT the tires and it's rims attached?
THAT is the (dump it to the) states (to suffer through) of the current tax and fine and robbinghoodieTIC off of others healthcare, birdcage liner worthy only,(DYSfunctional) plan.
#973838 Aug 31, 2013
Has never been so disgusted watching the poliTICal admin antics of my country, as has been these past few years.
Not even Clinton, or Nixon.
Thx O'Kennedy, for giving the KIDS the answers to the advancement tests, rather than making them do their home WORK and EARN it honestly.
Since: Jun 13
#973839 Aug 31, 2013
Their plan was explanatory, practical and virtually cost free designed to help people afford insurance while bringing down the costs of health care.
Too simple for Democrats. Nothing about big government confusing the issue.
"If you can't convince them, confuse them."
~Harry S. Truman (D)
#973840 Aug 31, 2013
Ex-Bush Officials Love Obama’s Unilateralism on Syria
The president is signaling he’s willing to go it alone, and that’s won him some new admirers: the Bush officials who went to war with Iraq absent a second U.N. resolution.
Many former officials from the George W. Bush administration have discovered new respect for Obama’s recent embrace of American unilateralism after the suspected chemical-weapons attack last week in a suburb of Damascus.
“I absolutely congratulate President Obama for finally realizing that our U.N. allies are nothing more than a bunch of dithering, yellow-bellied, Chardonnay-sipping cowards,” said Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for the Justice Department in Bush’s first term.“I further congratulate him for finally growing up and understanding that there are bad people in the world and sometimes they earn, by their evil, the action of a great superpower. So yippee-kai-ay, cowboy.”
come on you folks who voted for Bush, get with the program!!
or you turncoats can just keep attesting to the fact that the Iraq war was an illegal debacle.
#973841 Aug 31, 2013
Iraq was an invasion. Afghanistan was an invasion. Libya was not an invasion! We simply aided the resistance of a tyrannical regime. Had Reagan not been cutting backdoor deals, he may have helped &, aided the Turks when Saddam WMD'd them to death. Then maybe Bush 43 wouldn't have illegally invaded a sovereign nation for crimes of genocide that happened over a decade earlier. Syria's gov't is headed by a pure tyrant. Look on YouTube, for the 15yr old kid with his lower half of his jaw blown completely off. Just a few weeks ago, y'all were talking about how Putin Bitched Obama. Y'all thought Obama was scared of Putin &, the Chinese dictators! Turns out you were completely wrong &, now you're the ones Bitching. Turns out to be that way far too often! A fool learns from their own mistakes, a Wiseman learns from the fools! Still learning from your own I see!
Since: Oct 08
#973842 Aug 31, 2013
It's going to have to put up with the ineptness. If.. they tried to impeach him, the Blacks would riot.
The high crimes & misdemeanors, would be total lack of understanding of the first actual employment, Barack Hussein Obama has ever had.
#973843 Aug 31, 2013
You weren't staring at FOX or online all day during Nixon or Clinton dumbazz.
#973844 Aug 31, 2013
AND... Read the post of those who want more war like sonicmoron, but stay safe at their computer while people DIE and you will find hypocrisy, self-deception, a treasonous traitor, greed, supplication, immaturity, lack of poise and childish whining with self hate...
OBAMA LIES...!!! PEOPLE DIE...!!! LIBERALS LIE...!!!
The War Mongering Sickness & Poison of Unconscious Liberalism
It's the culture...
#973845 Aug 31, 2013
These could have been Obama's sons!
"2 women gang raped by 10-12 juveniles in Delaware park, report says
The alleged attack occurred inside Kosciuszko Park at approximately 7 p.m. Police say the women, ages 32 and 24, were sitting in the park when they were approached by a group of juveniles they described as black males."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/31/2-women-...
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