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Old 09-25-2015, 09:29 PM   #16
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Myself, I'm hard core libertarian, I don't care for either points of view. I am a former Limbaugh conservative.
Many of us (Americans) are sliding in the same direction. I am not quite a HARD CORE libertarian, but I find the path there more and more inviting as the GOP heads to the left to join forces with the already there left....
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I imagine you were expecting a forum full of liberal leftists from Marxachusetts....lol.

Truth is, they come and go. There are a few here, that can handle an honest debate or discussion, but most lose their minds when someone disagrees or counters their points successfully, because liberals tend to be inseparably attached emotionally to their causes, and an attack on some political view of theirs is considered an attack on them personally, and they get really offended, angry, and personal.

Right wingers tend to be more accepting of challenging their views and opinions, in general, and don't take it as a personal insult.

Myself, I'm hard core libertarian, I don't care for either points of view. I am a former Limbaugh conservative, though.....until I figured out that the whole right wing-left wing thing is a dog and pony show....the modern version of bread and circus.
I was under a slight preconceived notion as to what I may find in this sub forum. Who can blame me? Stereotypes are part of reality and we cannot escape them. They happen from time to time.

Know that my first post in here was not directed at your posts specifically, rather it was a generalization. A blanket assessment.

We don't have a political or religious sub forum at the BBMB. If we discuss those two things, infractions and banning occur. So, this is nice.

I have not always been the person I am now in regards to politics. I latched on to a specific ideal and dismissed all other points of view because of a fabricated need for loyalty to a "cause". It's a very popular trap.

I wiggled my way out of it as I was approaching EAS. (Getting out)
I remember discussing politics with a Staff Sergeant. I will never forget the last thing he told me. "You better wake the **** up, killer. You better be willing to accept the truth." (Ok, maybe I forgot the specifics but, that was basically it)

It led me to start paying more attention. Using my head and looking for answers. I've spent a lot of my spare time on things such as the Federal Reserve, Kennedy, Pearl Harbor, accurate U.S history and the inaccuracies taught today, 9-11, the Boston Marathon and many others.

What amazes me is the sheer amount of false information fed from both sides of the spectrum. It's very difficult to find out the truth when the truth can be hidden under so much stuff. I do not have access to a lot of the resources more proficient and professional people do. However, once you can string together specifics, names, dates and such, it makes it easier as you get further.

One of the most important things I've discovered was that I had spent almost 30 years of my life completely oblivious to the magnitude of lies fed a willing people and how many times in history it has been done.

Naivety is the enemy of truth. When I mentioned the comfort factor, I wasn't trying to be cute. People seek comfort in lies. We all do it. It's much more emotionally satisfying when you can live inside a bubble and pretend we are not affected by that which we aren't willing to accept for whatever reason.

I am aware about the things you've posted here. Context of the written word in these documents is only as good as the real situation they pertain to. It is well known that "forces with an agenda" have perpetuated much of what we read and hear about on this particular subject. There is an underlying goal. it all starts with instability.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:08 AM   #19
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Well, Diesel, it is a pleasure to have you here...and trust me...this forum has it's blowouts, we have outstanding mods here on this forum, and we have learned through trial and error how to forge a good political forum, even if there is the occasional meltdown, we generally just ride it out and carry on, as long as we don't get too personally insulting to one another.

As for my posts...I get a lot of tinfoil hat accusations and things like that. I get a lot of eye rolling and being called anti-American and such.

However....I am a stubborn son of a bitch, and I think I have actually made some progress over the last couple of years...and I think that there are many posters here that have at least come to have an open mind about things, and have learned to question more and more the official narrative, and are less dismissive of my posts than they used to be.

I don't require agreement....but I am happy that there are a number of posters here that don't just swallow the bullshit that gets shoveleed out to the average American news junkie. They do question, even if they don't get the same answer I do.
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I've lasted almost a week and nobody has kicked this Buffalo fan to the curb yet. To be honest, this is a much friendlier place then I had imagined.

(see, I was objective enough to come see why my name was being used and found a place that didn't match my preconceived notions hahahaha)

Seriously though, it is very important not to knee jerk.
Sorry, I wasn't clear.

The "here" I was referring to was the Political forum here, not the Planet in general.
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I fully endorse anyone cross checking my posts.

Noone does, of course. They just basically state that any news not from the mainstream media is propaganda....in a much more wordy way. Basically, if Fox or CNN don't make a report about it, it never happened.

But please, feel free to cross check any news articles I post.


No one?

So just what do you think I did a mere seven posts previously?

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Is your name really Ted Wells?

If you read the whole report, it is clearly an Intelligence assessment of what's going on.

Let me break it down for you since you seem incapable of getting past your "America's bad M'Kay" mind set.


C. The west, gulf countries, and turkey support the opposition, while Russia, China, and Iran support the regime.
What is the "opposition" in Syria. Is it exclusively ISIS?

No, there are multiple groups and not everyone listed there supports every single group to the same degree or extent.

The "gulf countries and Turkey" clearly are not the US.

"The West" includes Europe.

So no, nowhere in that statement does it make any claim that the US "created" or "supports" ISIS. The fact that we do offer support to other opposition groups says absolutely squat about what we may or may not do regarding ISIS.
C. If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Derzor, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran.
So just who are the supporting powers" referred to here?

If it is the US, why didn’t they say "this is exactly what WE want".

IMHO, the "Supporting powers" refers to other Suni muslim countriues in the region. From their perspective, this is a proxy war against Iran, and anything that offsets Iran, Shiites, or their allies (i.e., Assad) is a good thing.

Are you suggesting that the US, Europe (i.e., The west), the gulf nations, and Turkey are 100% united on the creation of ISIS?

After all that's who the "supporting powers" are that you cited initially.

If it is all of those countries, then just how exactly do you claim that the "US created" ISIS?

How come Europe, Turkey and the Gulf Nations don't get to share the "glory"?
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Sorry, I wasn't clear.

The "here" I was referring to was the Political forum here, not the Planet in general.
I see what you did there.
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I was under a slight preconceived notion as to what I may find in this sub forum. Who can blame me? Stereotypes are part of reality and we cannot escape them. They happen from time to time.

Know that my first post in here was not directed at your posts specifically, rather it was a generalization. A blanket assessment.

We don't have a political or religious sub forum at the BBMB. If we discuss those two things, infractions and banning occur. So, this is nice.

I have not always been the person I am now in regards to politics. I latched on to a specific ideal and dismissed all other points of view because of a fabricated need for loyalty to a "cause". It's a very popular trap.

I wiggled my way out of it as I was approaching EAS. (Getting out)
I remember discussing politics with a Staff Sergeant. I will never forget the last thing he told me. "You better wake the **** up, killer. You better be willing to accept the truth." (Ok, maybe I forgot the specifics but, that was basically it)

It led me to start paying more attention. Using my head and looking for answers. I've spent a lot of my spare time on things such as the Federal Reserve, Kennedy, Pearl Harbor, accurate U.S history and the inaccuracies taught today, 9-11, the Boston Marathon and many others.

What amazes me is the sheer amount of false information fed from both sides of the spectrum. It's very difficult to find out the truth when the truth can be hidden under so much stuff. I do not have access to a lot of the resources more proficient and professional people do. However, once you can string together specifics, names, dates and such, it makes it easier as you get further.


One of the most important things I've discovered was that I had spent almost 30 years of my life completely oblivious to the magnitude of lies fed a willing people and how many times in history it has been done.

Naivety is the enemy of truth. When I mentioned the comfort factor, I wasn't trying to be cute. People seek comfort in lies. We all do it. It's much more emotionally satisfying when you can live inside a bubble and pretend we are not affected by that which we aren't willing to accept for whatever reason.

I am aware about the things you've posted here. Context of the written word in these documents is only as good as the real situation they pertain to. It is well known that "forces with an agenda" have perpetuated much of what we read and hear about on this particular subject. There is an underlying goal. it all starts with instability.
The reality is that such behavior is not limited to politics, but to all aspects of human knowledge.

Any and all types of investigation have to sift through all the possible data and judge what is relevant and what is not.

It isn't always obvious what is and what is not relevant.

Consider the hair color of an individual.

If the question has to do with who is more likely to hit .300 in a MLB season, hair color is probably not significant.

If the question is who is more likely to get a certain disease, then it could very well be significant since it may be linked to some other genetic trait.

Many of the most radical advances in science occurred because someone linked two things that had never been thought to be linked before, so maybe hair color is significant in batting averages after all.

When someone sifts for relevancy in other fields, no one accuses them of "lying" when it is realized they were wrong, they simply are called "wrong". This doesn't seem to happen anymore when politics is involved. It's a shame that "wrong" seems to have gone the way of "literally"

Regarding "false information", the thing one has to remember is that for these particular areas there is fragmentary data of unknown quality.

Everyone evaluates the data and makes a judgment as to what they think is the most significant and the most reliable.

Others can reach a different opinion and that doesn't necessarily means that they are presenting "false information".

The analogy I've used in the past is pre NFL draft scouting reports.

There are various talking heads who pass judgment as to if player A is good, bad, or other. What they can and cannot do and how successful they will be.

How often are they right?

Most of the time they are wrong.

How often do all the talking heads agree?

Hardly ever.

So five years after the draft and the "truth" is know about a player would anyone suggest that some pundit "lied" or gave "false information"?

No, of course not. People understand they were working with incomplete data and ranking the data available in their own fashion.

So how come we never seem to do this in these other areas?
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The reality is that such behavior is not limited to politics, but to all aspects of human knowledge.

Any and all types of investigation have to sift through all the possible data and judge what is relevant and what is not.

It isn't always obvious what is and what is not relevant.

Consider the hair color of an individual.

If the question has to do with who is more likely to hit .300 in a MLB season, hair color is probably not significant.

If the question is who is more likely to get a certain disease, then it could very well be significant since it may be linked to some other genetic trait.

Many of the most radical advances in science occurred because someone linked two things that had never been thought to be linked before, so maybe hair color is significant in batting averages after all.

When someone sifts for relevancy in other fields, no one accuses them of "lying" when it is realized they were wrong, they simply are called "wrong". This doesn't seem to happen anymore when politics is involved. It's a shame that "wrong" seems to have gone the way of "literally"

Regarding "false information", the thing one has to remember is that for these particular areas there is fragmentary data of unknown quality.

Everyone evaluates the data and makes a judgment as to what they think is the most significant and the most reliable.

Others can reach a different opinion and that doesn't necessarily means that they are presenting "false information".

The analogy I've used in the past is pre NFL draft scouting reports.

There are various talking heads who pass judgment as to if player A is good, bad, or other. What they can and cannot do and how successful they will be.

How often are they right?

Most of the time they are wrong.

How often do all the talking heads agree?

Hardly ever.

So five years after the draft and the "truth" is know about a player would anyone suggest that some pundit "lied" or gave "false information"?

No, of course not. People understand they were working with incomplete data and ranking the data available in their own fashion.

So how come we never seem to do this in these other areas?
I can appreciate this.

I think one of the reasons why the vast difference in the way we accept a mistake in a scouting report versus accepting falsified presentation for war or something similar is because of the real life impact it has.

Everyone can agree that there are things much higher or priority lists. Now, for each individual, those priorities will change a bit. However, the general accepted rule of certain things being more important than others is almost universal.

Although I do understand your point, I did have to use your examples in my response.

There is absolutely incomplete data to be analyzed by leaders. There is also purposefully falsified information that is sprinkled throughout and can make the incomplete data look more complete.

Let's go back to the scouting report example for a moment. A scouting report holds itself an accurate or inaccurate analysis of very public data. The games are easily watched. The player easily critiqued based on a predetermined foundation. The position foundation of football. With politics and social issues, there are far more things left out of the view of the public, sometimes purposefully, which lead to misrepresented data.

I hope I explained that right.

You are right when you say that data is left up to individual interpretation. But, those interpretations, when they are not derived from complete data, are not accurate. Therefore, the interpretations can indeed be wrong and not just a mistake.

I don't feel I'm explaining this as clear as I should be. I apologize about that. I am on my phone. Maybe I can post something later on.
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I can appreciate this.

I think one of the reasons why the vast difference in the way we accept a mistake in a scouting report versus accepting falsified presentation for war or something similar is because of the real life impact it has.

Everyone can agree that there are things much higher or priority lists. Now, for each individual, those priorities will change a bit. However, the general accepted rule of certain things being more important than others is almost universal.

Although I do understand your point, I did have to use your examples in my response.

There is absolutely incomplete data to be analyzed by leaders. There is also purposefully falsified information that is sprinkled throughout and can make the incomplete data look more complete.

Let's go back to the scouting report example for a moment. A scouting report holds itself an accurate or inaccurate analysis of very public data. The games are easily watched. The player easily critiqued based on a predetermined foundation. The position foundation of football. With politics and social issues, there are far more things left out of the view of the public, sometimes purposefully, which lead to misrepresented data.

I hope I explained that right.

You are right when you say that data is left up to individual interpretation. But, those interpretations, when they are not derived from complete data, are not accurate. Therefore, the interpretations can indeed be wrong and not just a mistake.

I don't feel I'm explaining this as clear as I should be. I apologize about that. I am on my phone. Maybe I can post something later on.
I guess I'm a bit skeptical about claims of "purposefully falsified information" with regard to any political/foreign affairs item.

To be clear, I have no doubt that there are cases of subordinates telling their boss what they think their boss wants to hear, and so have in the strictest sense "purposefully falsified information".

I also have no doubt that there are instances where a decision is made to not be truthful, since divulging such information would have a negative impact on national security. Not being honest about the loss of various recon assets in the Cold War is one example of this.

What I'm skeptical are claims that, at the most senior level, statements were made that were known to be false but were made anyway to advance a certain agenda.

IMHO, such claims fall into the category of "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

The vast majority of the so called evidence for such claims is that the statement turned out to be wrong, or that the statement was splitting hairs and implied more than what was said.

These don't cross the line to "lying" IMHO.

Something I didn't mention in my previous post is the ideas raised by Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

This book is the origin of the phrase "paradigm shift".

The key aspect of his analysis is that science progresses in a certain pattern.

A specific paradigm arises which forms the framework for scientific inquiry. This paradigm isn't simply a theory, but an expression as to what are and are not the appropriate questions and answers one should seek in this discipline.

Scientist conduct experiments in the context of the paradigm. That is, they ask questions the paradigm says are appropriate and ignore those that are not.

Experiments that support the paradigm are accepted in the scientific community and those that do not thought to be flawed or anomalies.

Eventually enough outlier experimental results accumulate that there is some sort of crisis and there is a "revolution" and a new paradigm that arises, the so called paradigm shift.

However, this shift does not generally occur in the individual, but in the scientific community. Typically the older established scientists resist the new paradigm and continue to support the older one. It is only when a "new" generation has completed their education and come into the fore that the shift is complete.

No one would suggest that anyone at any point in this sequence is "lying" or "purposefully falsified information".

They are simply trying to explain/understand something within their paradigm. By it's very nature it will structure information and data so that certain items are more significant than others and some can simply be ignored.

And it is also true that the players here have a vested interest in what answer is "true".

The established scientists have made their career based on the existing paradigm. Their status and prestige is based on their work advancing that paradigm, should that be replaced by a new one, their status and work could be reduced or eliminated.

Anyone want to argue that any political/foreign policy debate is any different than this?

Any given ideology or political persuasion can be though of as a paradigm. And so when one argues in favor of any given issue, they are doing so within the context of their paradigm.

Thus when they select certain items as significant and reject others as irrelevant, they are doing the same thing a scientist does when they are working within their paradigm.

The only real difference is that multiple scientific paradigms are rare but are the norm for political issues.

IMHO, the fact that science follows a paradigm process says to me that this is hardwired into the firmware and is not a conscious decision.

So IMHO, one chastises someone else for "lying" or stating ""purposefully falsified information" one should ask themselves is it simply a case of them using a different paradigm and reaching a different conclusion accordingly.
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Unlike OPT, I think that information is fed to support policy, and the truth of it is irrelevant.

That goes for subordinates to superiors, superiors to subordinates, and most of all from the government to the public. Veracity of a report is only remotely second to whether it supports policy.

The greater concern is not what is reported, though...it is what is intentionally NOT reported. So, for examples, piles of dead children from a drone strike, being broadcast on news elsewhere in the world, wouldn't even get a blurb in America, let alone an actual report or pictures. What gets reported is "x number of militants were killed", if anything at all gets reported...generally it doesn't.
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Oh, and by the way.....

There is strong reason to believe that the current situation with ISIS is roughly by design, although I don't think it was intended for them to roll back into Iraq.

The media doesn't want to mention it, but remember when Obama took Joe Biden as vice candidate, because of his "foreign policy expertise"?

Do you know what a major part of that expertise was? You'll love this, if you haven't read it before....

Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq
By JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. and LESLIE H. GELB
Published: May 1, 2006

A decade ago, Bosnia was torn apart by ethnic cleansing and facing its demise as a single country. After much hesitation, the United States stepped in decisively with the Dayton Accords,which kept the country whole by, paradoxically, dividing it into ethnic federations, even allowing Muslims, Croats and Serbs to retain separate armies. With the help of American and other forces, Bosnians have lived a decade in relative peace and are now slowly strengthening their common central government, including disbanding those separate armies last year.

Now the Bush administration, despite its profound strategic misjudgments in Iraq, has a similar opportunity. To seize it, however, America must get beyond the present false choice between "staying the course" and "bringing the troops home now" and choose a third way that would wind down our military presence responsibly while preventing chaos and preserving our key security goals.

The idea, as in Bosnia, is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group — Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab — room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests. We could drive this in place with irresistible sweeteners for the Sunnis to join in, a plan designed by the military for withdrawing and redeploying American forces, and a regional nonaggression pact.

It is increasingly clear that President Bush does not have a strategy for victory in Iraq. Rather, he hopes to prevent defeat and pass the problem along to his successor. Meanwhile, the frustration of Americans is mounting so fast that Congress might end up mandating a rapid pullout, even at the risk of precipitating chaos and a civil war that becomes a regional war.

As long as American troops are in Iraq in significant numbers, the insurgents can't win and we can't lose. But intercommunal violence has surpassed the insurgency as the main security threat. Militias rule swathes of Iraq and death squads kill dozens daily. Sectarian cleansing has recently forced tens of thousands from their homes. On top of this, President Bush did not request additional reconstruction assistance and is slashing funds for groups promoting democracy.

Iraq's new government of national unity will not stop the deterioration. Iraqis have had three such governments in the last three years, each with Sunnis in key posts, without noticeable effect. The alternative path out of this terrible trap has five elements.

The first is to establish three largely autonomous regions with a viable central government in Baghdad. The Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite regions would each be responsible for their own domestic laws, administration and internal security. The central government would control border defense, foreign affairs and oil revenues. Baghdad would become a federal zone, while densely populated areas of mixed populations would receive both multisectarian and international police protection.

Decentralization is hardly as radical as it may seem: the Iraqi Constitution, in fact, already provides for a federal structure and a procedure for provinces to combine into regional governments.

Besides, things are already heading toward partition: increasingly, each community supports federalism, if only as a last resort. The Sunnis, who until recently believed they would retake power in Iraq, are beginning to recognize that they won't and don't want to live in a Shiite-controlled, highly centralized state with laws enforced by sectarian militias. The Shiites know they can dominate the government, but they can't defeat a Sunni insurrection. The Kurds will not give up their 15-year-old autonomy.

Some will say moving toward strong regionalism would ignite sectarian cleansing. But that's exactly what is going on already, in ever-bigger waves. Others will argue that it would lead to partition. But a breakup is already under way. As it was in Bosnia, a strong federal system is a viable means to prevent both perils in Iraq.

The second element would be to entice the Sunnis into joining the federal system with an offer they couldn't refuse. To begin with, running their own region should be far preferable to the alternatives: being dominated by Kurds and Shiites in a central government or being the main victims of a civil war. But they also have to be given money to make their oil-poor region viable. The Constitution must be amended to guarantee Sunni areas 20 percent (approximately their proportion of the population) of all revenues.

The third component would be to ensure the protection of the rights of women and ethno-religious minorities by increasing American aid to Iraq but tying it to respect for those rights. Such protections will be difficult, especially in the Shiite-controlled south, but Washington has to be clear that widespread violations will stop the cash flow.

Fourth, the president must direct the military to design a plan for withdrawing and redeploying our troops from Iraq by 2008 (while providing for a small but effective residual force to combat terrorists and keep the neighbors honest). We must avoid a precipitous withdrawal that would lead to a national meltdown , but we also can't have a substantial long-term American military presence. That would do terrible damage to our armed forces, break American and Iraqi public support for the mission and leave Iraqis without any incentive to shape up.

Fifth, under an international or United Nations umbrella, we should convene a regional conference to pledge respect for Iraq's borders and its federal system. For all that Iraq's neighbors might gain by picking at its pieces, each faces the greater danger of a regional war. A "contact group" of major powers would be set up to lean on neighbors to comply with the deal.

Mr. Bush has spent three years in a futile effort to establish a strong central government in Baghdad, leaving us without a real political settlement, with a deteriorating security situation — and with nothing but the most difficult policy choices. The five-point alternative plan offers a plausible path to that core political settlement among Iraqis, along with the economic, military and diplomatic levers to make the political solution work. It is also a plausible way for Democrats and Republicans alike to protect our basic security interests and honor our country's sacrifices.

Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democrat of Delaware, is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Leslie H. Gelb is the president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/01/op...anted=all&_r=0

So...whether by design or not....what we have currently in the region plan is actually "the Biden plan" in action. It's just not the happy ending his expertise said it would be.
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Unlike OPT, I think that information is fed to support policy, and the truth of it is irrelevant.

That goes for subordinates to superiors, superiors to subordinates, and most of all from the government to the public. Veracity of a report is only remotely second to whether it supports policy.


The greater concern is not what is reported, though...it is what is intentionally NOT reported. So, for examples, piles of dead children from a drone strike, being broadcast on news elsewhere in the world, wouldn't even get a blurb in America, let alone an actual report or pictures. What gets reported is "x number of militants were killed", if anything at all gets reported...generally it doesn't.
If you believe that, then how is it possible that any "Truth" is ever revealed?

If the proverbial "Them" control the information to suit policy, then how is anything ever revealed if a certain "Them" doesn't wish it to be revealed?

Or to put it another way, if your claim about what is NOT reported is controlled by "Them" to suit policy, then logically it follows that what ever source does report it is doing so because some other "Them" decided that reporting that suited their policy.

The only other possible alternative is that there are some instances where some group reports the "Truth" with out the influence of any "Them".

The question then becomes, how does one separate one from the other?

IMHO, based on your posts, you seem to assume a story that does not support your preconceived notions on a given topic must be one influenced by "Them" and one that does is one "without influence".
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The United States is trying desperately to “erase” any evidence of support for Daesh terrorists, says Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer.

He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday when asked about a report that the US military admitted its airstrikes in Syria "may have resulted in civilian casualties" over the past several days.

The US military's Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it launched multiple attacks against Daesh terrorists in Syria during last week.

It said US warplanes may have targeted civilians in their strikes near the cities of Raqqah, Dayr al-Zawr, and Shaddadah.

Bennett said this is not surprising, but “it is an indicator of the desperation that’s beginning to emerge from the Obama administration there, rushing as fast as they can to erase the evidence of their own complicity and financing and training of the ISIS (Daesh) mercenaries.”

Daesh terrorists left “Saudi Arabia and various parts of the North African and Persian Gulf country Wahhabi Takfiri Salafist countries,” he said, adding “they all went into Syria on the checks and dollars and chips and planes and Humvees that the United States and Great Britain provided.”

Now, “the US senses the world opinion being turned against it with regards to its interventionism, its policies of militant interventionism beginning to blow back on them,” he noted.

He went on to say that “the United States is taking a quick desperate action to try to obliterate the evidence and destroy everything that may be linked back to them.”

US erasing evidence of its support for Daesh: Analyst

“The United States is trying desperately to save face, trying to salvage what reputation that it may have left in the Middle East,” he added.

Daesh terrorists still control parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

US warplanes have been conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq since August 2014. Some Western states have also participated in some of the strikes in Iraq.

Since September 2014, the US and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

Audio/video of the interview in the link.

http://www.presstv.us/Detail/2016/09...esh-Syria-Iraq

For those questioning Bennett's credentials....this is a report submitted by him to the US Congress in 2013. This was his "whistleblower" report, submitted in accordance with Obama's established whistleblowing procedure.

On memorial day, May 27, 2013, Bennett submitted an 83 page "whistleblowing report to the United States Congress". It was entitled "Shell Game: The Betrayal and Cover-up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command".[1]

https://wikispooks.com/w/images/b/bc...Bennett%29.pdf

Of course, he was prosecuted for it by our "transparency president".

Here is his profile;

Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He received a Direct Commission as an Officer, held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, and worked in the highest levels of international counterterrorism in Washington DC and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He has developed and managed psychological warfare theories, products, and operations for U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and other government agencies.

He served in the G.W. Bush Administration from 2003 to 2008, and was a Social Science Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. His writings and lectures seek to enhance global awareness and understanding of modern psychological warfare, the international military-intelligence community, and global surveillance operations being artificially generated under the spectre of “National Security”. He has written extensively on the intelligence community’s surveillance activities addressed by Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency-Central Intelligence Agency materials; and since 2010 has filed numerous military-government whistle-blowing reports with Congressional Committees, including: the Intelligence, the Armed Services, the Government Oversight and Reform, the Homeland Security, the Judiciary, the Foreign Affairs, the Banking, and the Terrorism Committees. He has communicated with over a hundred Federal Representatives, Senators, senior military officers and Pentagon officials, and journalists about the scandalous abuses of power and deception being employed against the American people by its own military-intelligence community; and filed legal action against Booz Allen Hamilton and the Department of Defense for their involvement in secret Swiss Bank Terrorist Finance Operations, which he uncovered with the help of Union Bank of Switzerland whistleblower, Brad Birkenfeld.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Spanish Minor from San Jose State University in California, a Master of Arts in International Business and Public Policy from George Mason University in Virginia, and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He currently resides in California.

NOTE: For any military-CIA assassins (foreign and domestic) contemplating their assignment to murder me, as was done to journalist Michael Hastings after he and Michael Isikoff (NBC News) began investigating my reports and materials in relation to the Edward Snowden and Brad Birkenfeld connections (CIA-NSA-Swiss Banks-Booz Allen Hamilton-Terrorist Finance), first consider this, as it will determine your eternal destiny:

I, Scott Bennett, have worn the United States military uniform proudly to defend my family, friends, and neighbors; and my country’s sacred honor and Constitution of liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness….I have fought on your behalf, written whistleblowing reports to Congress to save the lives of my military brethren. I am a staunch patriot. I am also a man of deep faith, and fearlessly believe, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”, saith the Lord.

I am also a sharpshooter , explosives expert, and excellent hand-to-hand combat and knifefighter.

WARNING: In the event of my untimely death, additional documents and materials will be immediately released which expose all previously undisclosed persons, networks, operations, and financial accounts relating to illegal foreign and domestic terrorism activities. All materials have been safely uploaded to legal counsel. Congress and Military authorities have been notified of this.

BOOKS WRITTEN:

SHELL GAME; CONSPIRACY, TORTURE, AND BETRAYAL AT US CENTRAL COMMAND; FOLLOW THE MONEY; WIKILEAKS CABLE ANALYSIS; COUNTER-TERRORIST THREAT FINANCE TRAINING; BENGHAZI ANALYSIS


http://caravantomidnight.com/episode...scott-bennett/
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