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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) leave after a statement in response to the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Libya September 12, 2012 at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya by protesters who were potentially angry over a controversial Prophet Muhammad video.Alex Wong/Getty Images ©Enlarge photo

James Robins | View ArchiveSeptember 24, 2012, 9:50 am

 It can be tough for a journalist to admit they were wrong, or misinformed. Perhaps it’s the tone of slight indignation that comes with the territory, or perhaps it’s faith in your information and sources that prompts such an authoritarian voice from the hinterland.

Either way, last week, I got something wrong.

The story of the week came attached with three buzzwords: Muslims. Movie. Protests.

It unfolded as follows.

On September 11th an “opportunistic attack” was carried out on a US embassy in Libya resulting in the first death of an American ambassador in more than 30 years, and four of his staff.

It was followed, very quickly, by a White House statement blaming an anti-Islamic film which provoked protests, which lead to the storming of the embassy.

But. on Sept 19th, the White House began to release, very quietly, that they believed the embassy attack was pre-planned.

In fact, if we didn’t rely solely on U.S. media, we would have known this fairly soon after the original incident occurred; the Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif announced (via NPR on Sept 16th) that he believed al-Qaeda was behind the attacks.

Follow the U.S government’s response to news of the attack, and we begin to see how the ridiculous film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ was barely a blip on the radar before Obama’s White House started to spin the issue. Various officials, from Hilary Clinton, to Susan Rice, to Obama himself, all pinned the Libyan attack as a protest that got ‘out of hand’, resulting in the consulate deaths.

As Glenn Greenwald points out, most major “media accounts from the day after the Benghazi attack repeated the White House line as though it were fact,” which ought to prompt some major concern over journalistic integrity.

By this time, protests were raging across the Islamic world, over what would have been yet another ridiculous, low-budget piece of schlock that had no ulterior purpose other than to crudely offend, something which had been floating around the internet for months before it made headlines last week.

Then came the French cartoons, which prompted further protests, this time spreading to Greece, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and other Western centres.

Two days ago, 20,000 people gathered in the Libyan city of Benghazi to protest the rise of local extremist Islamic militia who have been blamed for the attack on the US embassy.

The stories came consecutively over at the Guardian: Chris Stephen filed the first story on the storming of the Ansar al-Sharia brigade base by young anti-extremists. A consecutive report by Conal Urqhart almost 14 hours later detailed how the brigade had been driven from Benghazi at the cost of 11 lives. Chris Stephen’s subsequent report five hours after indicated the extremist militiamen were executed, and his piece ended rather interestingly:

“But as more eyewitness evidence accumulates, it is clear that the attack on the consulate was unprovoked, and that statements from Washington that it grew out of an anti-American protest appear to be false.”

What possible interest would the White House have in spinning the story in such a way?

Well, it’s a simple face-saving media operation, as Obama spokesman Jay Carney helpfully points out for us: “…it is in response not to US policy, not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people. It is in response to a video – a film – that we have judged to be reprehensive and disgusting.”

So, in essence, the U.S. has, rather irresponsibly, created a larger issue and provoked threats to freedom of expression across the globe on the sole basis of covering for their lack of security at a U.S. embassy.

This is barely the surface of the issue, and I encourage you to dig deeper, and not rely on the mass media for your dose of daily truth.

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As continued from:  SYRIA: NATO’s Next “Humanitarian” War? ONLINE INTERACTIVE I-BOOK

Introduction

  A “Humanitarian War” on Syria? Military Escalation. Towards a Broader Middle East-Central Asian War?

– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-08-09
The road to Tehran goes through Damascus. A US-NATO war on Iran would involve, as a first step, a destabilization campaign (“regime change”) directed against Syria.
  VIDEO: US-NATO “Humanitarian Intervention” in Syria: Towards a Regional War?

Latest report now available on GRTV
– by Michel Chossudovsky, Nile Bowie – 2012-06-08 [*]

PART II  

Covert Operations:

US-NATO-Israel Support to an Armed Insurgency

  SYRIA: CIA-MI6 Intel Ops and Sabotage

– by Felicity Arbuthnot – 2012-02-07
DÉJÀ VU? “The CIA is prepared, and MI6 will attempt to mount minor sabotage and coup de main (sic) incidents within Syria,… [using] capabilitites in both psychological and action fields to augment tension.” (Joint US-UK leaked Intelligence Document, London and Washington, 1957)
  The Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria: Recruiting Jihadists to Wage NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars”

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-09-02
The objective of this armed insurrection is to trigger the response of the police and armed forces, with a view to justifying a “humanitarian” military intervention by NATO
  VIDEO: Death Squads in Syria Part of Intelligence Operation

New interview now on GRTV
– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-08-18
 
  The Pentagon’s “Salvador Option”: The Deployment of Death Squads in Iraq and Syria

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-08-16
Recent developments in Syria point to a full-fledged armed insurgency, integrated by Islamist “freedom fighters” covertly supported, trained and equipped by foreign powers.
 
  NATO and Turkey Support Armed Rebels in Syria. Campaign to Recruit Muslim “Freedom Fighters”

– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-08-15
 
 
   
 
 
  VIDEO: NATO Recruiting Jihadists to Syria

New interview now on GRTV
– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-09-19

PART III

Building a Justification to Wage War. NATO’s “Responsibility to Protect”

The Roles of the United Nations, The Arab League and the NGOs

  Libya Déjà Vu in Syria: Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars

 
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2011-11-20
  Syria and the Russia-China Veto: Towards a Break Point at the UN Security Council?

 
– by Carla Stea – 2012-02-08
  How the Arab League Has Become a Tool of Western Imperialism

 
– by Finian Cunningham – 2012-02-09
  VIDEO: Arab League Gives Green Light to US-NATO to Intervene in Syria

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-11-13
 
  SYRIA. TEXT OF LEAKED ARAB LEAGUE MISSION REPORT Report Reveals Media Lies Regarding Syria

Commentary by Michel Chossudovsky
– 2012-02-01
  VIDEO: SYRIA: Armed Opposition Groups Supported by “Foreign Powers”

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2012-02-03

PART  IV 

The Media Disinformation Campaign

  VIDEO: Skeptical on Syria: ‘Media reports framed & manipulated’

Watch now on GRTV
– by James Corbett – 2011-08-31
  Syria Regime Change PR in High Gear: More ‘Newborn Baby Slaughter’ Propaganda

 
– by Patrick Henningsen – 2012-02-09
  Media Lies Used to Provide a Pretext for Another “Humanitarian War”: Protest in Syria: Who Counts the Dead?

– by Julie Lévesque – 2011-11-25
The reliance of the mainstream media on information emanating from anonymous groups provides a biased understanding of the Syrian protests
  Media Lies: Syria’s President Bashar Al Assad Sets ABC News Senior Propagandist Barbra Walters Straight.

– by Tony Cartalucci – 2011-12-12
Most Syrians back President Assad, but you’d never know from western media

Assad’s popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west’s propaganda war
– by Jonathan Steele – 2012-01-18
  Media Manipulation and the Drums of War: How Media is used to Whip the Nation into Wartime Frenzy

Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War
– by James Corbett – 2012-01-03

 

PART V

Syria and the Broader War

  The Destabilization of Syria and the Broader Middle East War

– by Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-06-17
If a military operation were to be launched against Syria, Israel would in all likelihood also be involved, leading to a process of escalation
  Syria: The West’s Strategic Gateway For Global Military Supremacy

– by Rick Rozoff – 2011-11-15
  The March to War: Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon

 
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2011-12-24
  Obama’s Secret Letter to Tehran: Is the War against Iran On Hold? “The Road to Tehran Goes through Damascus”

 
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2012-01-20
  VIDEO: A NATO Intervention in Syria would Engulf the Entire Middle East Central Asian Region

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2011-09-04
  Beating the Drums of a Broader Middle East War

Israel, Syria, and Lebanon Prepare the “Home Fronts”
– by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – 2008-05-07
Israel, Syria, and Lebanon Prepare the “Home Fronts”. The Levant could be the starting point of a major international conflict, with global ramifications, which could quickly spin out of control.

 
PART VI

War Propaganda and The Massacre of Innocent Civilians [*]

  SYRIA: Killing Innocent Civilians as part of a US Covert Op. Mobilizing Public Support for a R2P War against Syria

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2012-05-30
US military doctrine envisages the central role of “massive casualty producing events” in which innocent civilians are killed. The killings are carried out as part of a covert operation. The enemy is blamed for the resulting atrocities.

Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre

Armed rebels murdered “entire Alawi families” in village of Taldo in Houla
– by John Rosenthal – 2012-06-10
  “Humanitarian War Criminals” in High Office: Was the Houla Massacre Ordered by the Western Military Alliance?

– by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – 2012-06-11
Who is behind these rebel groups? What is the precise nature of the relationship between the FSA and the Western military alliance? What is the command structure? What is the nature of this diabolical covert operation? Who ordered these atrocities against the Syrian people?

VATICAN NEWS: Foreign Fighters, Mercenaries, Terrorists, behind Syria Massacre

“The desolation of Homs and the war of information “: the Words of a Greek-Catholic Bishop
– by Vatican News (Agenzia Fides) – 2012-06-04

  THE HOULA MASSACRE: Opposition Terrorists “Killed Families Loyal to the Government”

Detailed Investigation
– by Marat Musin – 2012-06-01
The terrorists were not pro-government shabbiha militia as conveyed, in chorus, by the mainstream media, they were in large part mercenaries and professional killers operating under the auspices of the self-proclaimed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
  VIDEO: US-NATO “Humanitarian Intervention” in Syria: Towards a Regional War?

Latest report now available on GRTV
– by Michel Chossudovsky, Nile Bowie – 2012-06-08

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at the University of Ottawa. He is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca  website. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America’s “War on Terrorism”(2005). His most recent book is entitled Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011).

He has taught as Visiting Professor at universities in Western Europe, South East Asia, Latin America and the Pacific, acted as an adviser to governments of developing countries and as a consultant for several international organizations.

Prof. Chossudovsky is a signatory of the Kuala Lumpur declaration to criminalize war and recipient of the Human Rights Prize of the Society for the Protection of Civil Rights and Human Dignity (GBM), Berlin. He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.

 

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