A Desperate Obama Administration Resorts To Lying And Maybe More

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A Desperate Obama Administration Resorts To Lying And Maybe More

United Nations Headquarters in New York © Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Originally appeared at MoonOfAlabama

On September 28 the French mission to the UN claimed that two hospitals in east-Aleppo had been bombed. It documented this in a tweet with a picture of destroyed buildings in Gaza. The French later deleted that tweet.

It is not the first time such false claims and willful obfuscations were made by “western” officials. But usually they shy away from outright lies.

Not so the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In a press event yesterday, before talks with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault about a new UN resolution, he said (vid @1:00) about Syria:

Last night, the regime attacked yet another hospital, and 20 people were killed and 100 people were wounded. And Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children and women. These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes. And those who commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions.

No opposition group has claimed that such an extremely grave event happened. None. No press agency has a record of it. The MI-6 disinformation outlet SOHR in Britain, which quite reliably notes every claimed casualty and is frequently cited in “western” media”, has not said anything about such an event anywhere in Syria.

The grave incident Kerry claimed did not happen. Kerry made it up. (Was it supposed to happen, got canceled and Kerry missed the memo?) Kerry used the lie to call for war crime investigations and punishment. This in front of cameras, at an official event with a foreign guest in the context of a United Nations Security Council resolution.

This is grave. This is nearly as grave as Colin Powell’s false claims of WMD in Iraq in front of the UN Security Council.

Early reports, like this one at CBSNEWS, repeat the Kerry claim:

Kerry said Syrian forces hit a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and wounding 100, describing what would be the latest strike by Moscow or its ally in Damascus on a civilian target.

But the New York Times write up of the event, which includes Kerry’s demand for war crime investigations, does not mention the hospital bombing claim. Not at all. For the self-acclaimed “paper of record”, Kerry’s lie did not happen. Likewise the Washington Post which in its own write up makes no mention of the false Kerry claim.

The latest AP write up by Matthew Lee also omits the lie. This is curious as Matt Lee is obviously aware of it. The State Departments daily press briefing yesterdayhad a whole section on it. Video (@3:30) shows that it is Matt who asks these questions:

QUESTION: Okay. On to Syria and the Secretary’s comments earlier this morning, one is: Do you know what strike he was talking about in his comments overnight on a hospital in Aleppo?MR KIRBY: I think the Secretary’s referring actually to a strike that we saw happen yesterday on a field hospital in the Rif Dimashq Governorate. I’m not exactly positive that that’s what he was referring to, but I think he was referring to actually one that was —

QUESTION: Not one in Aleppo?

MR KIRBY: I believe it was – I think it was – I think he – my guess is – I’m guessing here that he was a bit mistaken on location and referring to one —

QUESTION: But you don’t have certainty, though?

MR KIRBY: I don’t. Best I got, best information I got, is that he was most likely referring to one yesterday in this governorate, but it could just be an honest mistake.

QUESTION: If we could – if we can nail that down with certainty what he was talking about —

MR KIRBY: I’ll do the best I can, Matt.

This goes on for a while. But there was no hospital attack in Rif Dimashq nor in Aleppo. Later on DoS spokesman Kirby basically admits that Kerry lied: “I can’t corroborate that.”

It also turns out that Kerry has no evidence for any war crimes and no plausible way to initiate any official international procedure about such. And for what? To bully Russia? Fat chance, that would be a hopeless endeavor and Kerry should know that.

Kerry is desperate. He completely lost the plot on Syria. Russia is in the lead and will do whatever needs to be done. The Obama administration has, apart from starting a World War, no longer any way to significantly influence that.

Kerry is only one tool of the Obama administration. Later that day the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, made other accusations against Russia:

The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Translation: “WE DO NOT KNOW at all (“we are confident”, “we believe”, “directed”) who did these hacks and WE DO NOT HAVE the slightest evidence (“consistent with”,”based on the scope and sensitivity”) that Russia is involved, so let me throw some chaff and try to bamboozle you all.”

The former British ambassador Craig Murray calls it a blatant neocon lie. It was obviously the DNC that manipulated the U.S. election by, contrary to its mandate, promoting Clinton over Sanders. The hackers only proved that. It is also easy to see why these accusations are made now. Murray:

That the Obama administration has made a formal accusation of Russia based on no evidence is, on one level, astonishing. But it is motivated by desperation. WikiLeaks have already announced that they have a huge cache of other material relating to Hillary’s shenanigans. The White House is simply seeking to discredit it in advance by a completely false association with Russian intelligence.

The Obama administration is losing it. On Syria as well as on the election it can no longer assert its will. Trump, despite all dirty boy’s club talk he may do, has a significant chance to catch the presidency. He (-44%) and Clinton (-41%) are more disliked by the U.S electorate, than Putin (-38%). Any solution in Syria will be more in Russia’s than the Washington’s favor.

Such desperation can be dangerous. Kerry is gasping at straws when he lies about Russia. The president and his colleagues at the Pentagon and the CIA have more kinetic means to express themselves. Could they order up something really stupid?

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  • Gue Bjuen

    ??? Trump (-44%) and Clinton (-41%) are more disliked by the U.S electorate, than Putin (-38%) ????
    wow that’s kind of a good news hehe.

    • Ted

      Not really good news as Putin is not running!

  • Ann Diener

    I have called my Congressman on this and will call again tomorrow. They continue to lie and ratchet up the tension. Do they want a Caliphate in Syria to accompany “Greater Israel”? Is this all part of the Messianic plan Ehud Barak discussed? This seems to be the only reason for them to lie this extremely. Are they not afraid of the terrorist attacks that will come to the US and the EU, if Russia looses? It seems so crazy and out of hand. Why can’t they see the clear plan, remove the terrorists, allow the refugees to return (rebuild together) and then proceed politically with any opposition, if they really exist. The opposition Kerry spoke with in the leaked audio did not care if terrorists were in their own city, despite the terrorists massacring people and using them as human shields. This is so strange.

    They would prefer American boots on the ground and terrorists. This is a setup, and the opposition are provocateurs for war with Russia at behest of NATO and other groups, I suspect. Somehow they cannot win. We need to restore peace, sovereignty and security to the Middle East. I am not sure what is behind Kerry with this. He should be able to see these people more clearly. I suspect the majority of people in the US are subconsciously controlled to believe false perceptions based on a Cold War manufactured reality in a propagandist media that does not question the official narrative, just as Kerry does not thoroughly question the opposition. He acknowledged that Russia fought the terrorists when they had grown too strong and were going towards Damascus. How did they get that strong? Who intervened initially to put everyone in this position? Why is this happening at all? We should be working towards progress of humanity, not blowing one another up. This could be the goal of the colonialists seeking to reset us all.

    • Of course. The whole point is for the middle east to be run by terror groups so Jews have an excuse to run whatever military operations they desire or land grab whatever they deem necessary.
      Did you ever read “My Struggle”? All of this was very clearly explained in that historical record book about how Zionist operate. A person is forever changed once they read and see that everything going on in American today or on TV today or in Tel Aviv today or in Europe today was all prophesied in that book almost 100 years ago now.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4835e5bb891cd60dfd153d706c75ed99e1350c2dc1975984f1a45f976613ea2d.jpg

      • John Whitehot

        another post talking about “evil” jews with some plain sight praise of nazism. Folks, be wary of this kind of posters. The devil always denies himself.

      • Ted

        Like the picture, thought the book sucked. I read it long ago! Doubt its gotten any better with time. The guy was a far better madman then author! Every time I read your posts it reminds me of a movie I saw years ago. In the film the main character ( played by Tome Berenger) is at war against ZOG! The zionist occupational government of the US. Now when I read your posts it is always in Tom Berengers voice!

      • grumpy_carpenter

        “Did you ever read “My Struggle”?”

        Yes I did….most of it anyway, some I had to skim….it was just too awfully written to read word for word. I didn’t buy the racist crap he was selling. There is no master race and no Untermensch. Germany wasn’t stabbed in the back in 1918. Germany is not destined to rule Europe. Germany combined with Russian resources would make a world beating partnership however it would be a partnership of equals and just because the USA stole the best part of a continent from the natives based on racist ideology doesn’t mean it’s OK for Germans to do that to Russia.

        Man o man Adolph was as shitty an author as he was a military strategist.

    • waky wake

      @Ann Diener }]”I suspect the majority of people in the US are subconsciously controlled to believe false perceptions based on a Cold War manufactured reality in a propagandist media that does not question the official narrative, just as Kerry does not thoroughly question the opposition.”]
      {:-o It’s clear to me that you and many others outside of the U.S. believe the American citizenry has some kind of control and/or sway over our government officials. Well surprise!!! We don’t!!! That boat sailed a long time ago, somewhere around the late 70s, early 80s. What you and the rest of the world is dealing with, when you deal with U.S. government officials are a group of lackeys, controlled no, owned by an entity that is not of the U.S. people. It feeds on us, uses us as its war-pawns and requires billions of dollars in tribute from us, per year. I don’t know when, or even if we, the citizens of this once great nation, will ever regain control. Pray for us, !!PLEASE!!

      • Robert Ferrin

        No that boat sailed in 1963 in Dallas,Texas when they killed JFK then later on his brother Bobby when it seemed he might occupy the oval office,that is when we became just another third world nation.!!

        • John Whitehot

          then it must be happened some time before that event, some time in which the US government has made a “pact with the devil”. That’s having sell the US population, values and principles to the zionists.

  • Tom kauser

    Pigs on a wing!

  • Ted

    I am afraid the big picture has yet to be seen by the author. The desperation I get is in the author thinking it will take some great reversal if only the truth gets out! If the US administration can be caught in a lie that the policy of confrontation will change course. These people do not know what truth is, they do not fear it and sadly they destroy anyone promoting it. They are hell bent on seeing this through. If it were a ten step program to war with Russia the West is would be on step 8! Two more to the big show.

    The only thing that has a chance to stop the madness is if the people in the west wake up! To do that they need to be reminded sadly of what it was like during the cold war, to go to bed every night wondering if there would be a world to wake to in the morning!