Monthly Archives: January 2014

Neoconservatives and Neoliberals Lust After Syrian Intervention

“If these photographs are authentic,”

Photo Archive Is Said to Show Widespread Torture in Syria



“If these photographs are authentic,”

“I feel like we have had at least one or two Srebrenica moments in Syria already,” said Robert Kagan, a scholar at the Brookings Institution who has pushed for American action. “The White House has completely hardened itself to whatever horrendous news might come out of Syria because the president doesn’t want to get involved.”   Robert Kagan;  (partial history of this establishment careerist )

US Feigns “Horror” Over Cooked-Up Report on Syrian War They Engineered   Land Destroyer
January 22, 2014

Update: Further details have emerged regarding the authors of the report. It was produced by British law firm Carter-Ruck on behalf of Qatar who funded it (CNN). Carter-Ruck had in the past defended Saudis suspected of funding Al Qaeda.

January 22, 2014 (LD) – As with every Western-backed conference assembled regarding Syria, dramtic fabrications revealed just ahead of proceedings are intended to give them and their predetermined outcomes both gravity and “urgency.” Upcoming “peace talks” to be held in Switzerland are no exception. A report cooked up by the unelected dictatorship in Qatar is based on an anonymous source, codename “Caesar,” and remains admittedly unverified.

Of course, spokesman for UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay would admit the report remains unverified (emphasis added):

Rupert Colville, spokesman for UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, told AFP: “This report is extremely alarming, and the alleged scale of the deaths in detention, if verified, is truly horrifying.

Codename Caesar, Codename Curveball

Image: From Independent’s “Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all: Defector tells how US officials ‘sexed up’ his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion.”
Image: From Independent’s “Man whose WMD lies led to 100,000 deaths confesses all: Defector tells how US officials ‘sexed up’ his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion.”

In retrospect, the corporate-media has no problem admitting the insidious lies that were told to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq – the lead up to the war was another story. A verbatim repeat of these admitted lies are being directed at Syria amidst the West’s failure to overthrow the government with terrorist proxies.’s_Israel_Lobby_Demands_“Direct_Militery_Strikes”_Against_Syria/28547/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The names of the “experts” seeking a “decisive response” against Syria:

Karl Rove
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman
Ammar Abdulhamid
Ambassador Robert G. Joseph Elliott Abrams
Dr. Robert Kagan
Dr. Fouad Ajami
Lawrence F. Kaplan
Michael Allen
James Kirchick
Dr. Michael Auslin
Irina Krasovskaya
Gary Bauer
Dr. William Kristol
Paul Berman
Bernard-Henri Levy
Max Boot
Dr. Robert J. Lieber
Ellen Bork
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer
Tod Lindberg
Matthew R. J. Brodsky
Mary Beth Long
Dr. Eliot A. Cohen
Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken
Senator Norm Coleman
Dr. Michael Makovsky
Ambassador William Courtney
Ann Marlowe
Seth Cropsey
Clifford D. May
James S. Denton
Dr. Alan Mendoza
Paula A. DeSutter
David A. Merkel
Dr. Larry Diamond
Dr. Joshua Muravchik
Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky
Ambassador Andrew Natsios
Thomas Donnelly
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Dr. Michael Doran
Martin Peretz
Mark Dubowitz
Danielle Pletka
Dr. Colin Dueck
Dr. David Pollock
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt
Arch Puddington
Ambassador Eric S. Edelman
Douglas J. Feith
Randy Scheunemann
Reuel Marc Gerecht
Dan Senor
Abe Greenwald
Ambassador John Shattuck
Christopher J. Griffin
Lee Smith
John P. Hannah
Henry D. Sokolski
Dr. Jeffrey Herf
James Traub
Peter R. Huessy
Ambassador Mark D. Wallace
Dr. William Inboden
Michael Weiss
Bruce Pitcairn Jackson
Leon Wieseltier
Ash JainKhawla
Yusuf Dr. Kenneth Jensen
Robert Zarate
Allison Johnson
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh


The list above corresponds closely with the PNAC signatories whom demanded war on Iraq:

Persons associated with the PNAC

Project directors

[as listed on the PNAC website:]William Kristol, Co-founder and Chairman[1]
Robert Kagan, Co-founder[1]
Bruce P. Jackson[1] Mark Gerson[1]
Randy Scheunemann[1]

Project staffEllen Bork, Deputy Director[1]
Gary Schmitt, Senior Fellow[1][51]
Thomas Donnelly, Senior Fellow[1]
Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow[1] Mitch Jackson, Senior Fellow
Timothy Lehmann, Assistant Director[1]
Michael Goldfarb, Research Associate[1]

Former directors and staff
Daniel McKivergan, Deputy Director[52]

Signatories to Statement of PrinciplesElliott Abrams[5]
Gary Bauer[5]
William J. Bennett[5]
John Ellis “Jeb” Bush[5]
Richard B. Cheney[5]
Eliot A. Cohen[5]
Midge Decter[5]
Paula Dobriansky[5]
Steve Forbes[5]
Aaron Friedberg[5]
Francis Fukuyama[5]
Frank Gaffney[5]
Fred C. Ikle[5] Donald Kagan[5]
Zalmay Khalilzad[5]
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby[5]
Norman Podhoretz[5]
J. Danforth Quayle[5]
Peter W. Rodman[5]
Stephen P. Rosen[5]
Henry S. Rowen[5]
Donald Rumsfeld[5]
Vin Weber[5]
George Weigel[5]
Paul Wolfowitz[5]

Signatories or contributors to other significant letters or reports[15]Elliott Abrams[9][11]
Kenneth Adelman[53]
Richard V. Allen[19]
Richard L. Armitage[11]
Gary Bauer[19][53]
Jeffrey Bell[19][53]
William J. Bennett[9][11][19][53]
Jeffrey Bergner[9][11][19]
John Bolton[9][11]
Ellen Bork[53]
Rudy Boschwitz[19]
Linda Chavez[53]
Eliot Cohen[14][19][53]
Seth Cropsey[19]
Midge Decter[19][53]
Paula Dobriansky[9][11]
Thomas Donnelly[14][19][53]
Nicholas Eberstadt,[19][53][54]
Hillel Fradkin[19][53][55]
Aaron Friedberg[19]
Francis Fukuyama[9][11][19]
Frank Gaffney[19][53]
Jeffrey Gedmin[19][53]
Reuel Marc Gerecht[19][53]
Charles Hill[19][53]
Bruce P. Jackson[19][53]
Eli S. Jacobs[19]
Michael Joyce[19]
Donald Kagan[14][19][53]
Robert Kagan[9][11][14][19][53]
Stephen Kantany
Zalmay Khalilzad[9][11] Jeane Kirkpatrick[19]
Charles Krauthammer[19]
William Kristol[9][11][14][19]
John Lehman[19][53]
I. Lewis Libby[14]
Tod Lindberg[53][56]
Rich Lowry[53]
Clifford May[19][53]
John McCain[57]
Joshua Muravchik[53]
Michael O’Hanlon [58][59]
Martin Peretz[19][53]
Richard Perle[9][11][19][53]
Daniel Pipes[53]
Norman Podhoretz[19][53]
Peter W. Rodman[9][11][19]
Stephen P. Rosen[14][19][53]
Donald Rumsfeld[9][11]
Randy Scheunemann[19][53]
Gary Schmitt[14][19][51][53]
William Schneider, Jr.[9][11][19][53]
Richard H. Shultz[19][60]
Henry Sokolski[19]
Stephen J. Solarz[19]
Vin Weber[9][11][19]
Leon Wieseltier[19]
Marshall Wittmann[19][53]
Paul Wolfowitz[9][11][14]
R. James Woolsey[9][11][53]
Dov Zakheim[14][61]
Robert B. Zoellick[9][11]




What Catastrophe?

MIT’s Richard Lindzen, the unalarmed climate scientist

Weekly Standard, Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
When you first meet Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, leading climate “skeptic,” and all-around scourge of James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Al Gore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and sundry other climate “alarmists,” as Lindzen calls them, you may find yourself a bit surprised. If you know Lindzen only from the way his opponents characterize him—variously, a liar, a lunatic, a charlatan, a denier, a shyster, a crazy person, corrupt—you might expect a spittle-flecked, wild-eyed loon. But in person, Lindzen cuts a rather different figure. With his gray beard, thick glasses, gentle laugh, and disarmingly soft voice, he comes across as nothing short of grandfatherly.