Chemical Weapons and Our Selective “News” Media

By Al Benson Jr.

This whole chemical weapons scenario in Syria is just one more case of our selective “news” media only sharing with the American people “all the news that fits the agenda.”

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury as well as former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, wrote an article that was posted on on September 10th . In this article he asked, quite pointedly, “Why is the Obama Regime so desperate to commit a war crime despite the warnings delivered to the White House Fool two days ago by the most important countries in the world at the G20 Summit? What powerful interest is pushing the White House Fool to act outside of law, outside the will of the American people, outside the warnings of the world community?”

Mr. Roberts continued: “The Obama Regime has admitted, as UK Prime Minister David Cameron had to admit, that no one has any conclusive evidence that the Assad government in Syria used chemical weapons. Nevertheless, Obama has sent the despicable John Kerry out to convince the public and Congress on the basis of videos that Assad used chemical weapons ‘against his own people.’ What the videos show are dead and suffering people. The videos do not show who did it. The Obama Regime’s case is non-existent. It rests on nothing that indicates responsibility. The Obama Regime’s case is nothing but an unsubstantiated allegation. The world’s two worst liars, Obama and Kerry, say Assad did it, but they admit they cannot prove it…The lie serves their undeclared agenda.”

And Roberts noted that the Russian government “…has given evidence to the UN that conclusively proves that the al-Nusra, al-Qaeda affiliated invaders are responsible for the attack. There is also conclusive proof that the ‘rebels’ have chemical weapons” that were given to them by Saudi Arabia. And Roberts observed: “…who besides the White House Fool is so unbelievably stupid as to believe that Syria is a threat to world security?” And he tells us “Forget about the US media, which are nothing but a propaganda ministry for the Israel Lobby. What the members of Congress and what the American people need to ask Obama is why does the White House only represent the Israel Lobby? No one supports an attack on Syria but the Israel Lobby.” Mr. Roberts has made some pretty strong statements here, and, I believe, with some justification.

For a little background on this I would recommend The Lobby by Edward Tivnan, published by Simon and Schuster back in 1987 and Deliberate Deceptions–facing the facts about the U.S.-Israeli relationship by Paul Findley. These may be available on and they will give you some idea of Mr. Roberts rationale. I’ve got a couple others I could recommend but if you can get these two that will be a good start.

Also, Charleston Voice  posted an article on September 10th, which had an original dateline of August 28th. It stated, in part: “U.S. media suppressed 2009 UN report showing Israel using chemical weapons against Palestinians. Obama ignores Israel’s chemical weapons abuse while targeting Syrian government that may not be responsible for recent chemical attacks.” How typical for our “news” media which should just be renamed “the Ministry of Propaganda.” Real news has nothing to do with what they do. The Charleston Voice article continued: “Few major mainstream American news outlets exposed the sordid details of a 2009 United Nations (UN) fact finding report that revealed how Israel’s military illegally aimed chemical missiles at a United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in a twenty-two day invasion of the Gaza Strip in 2008…As the US and world media watch to learn if claims that President Barack Obama will execute a military strike against Syria without a vote of Congress or the support of the UN, the same media outlets are burying that suggests preparations for war could be premature. Little media attention is being paid to claims from a UN commission that Syrian rebels, not government soldiers under President Bashar al-Assad’s control, were responsible for recent chemical weapons attacks that killed over 300 Syrians.”

Well of course the media’s paying no attention. Rebels with chemical weapons is not on the agenda while government troops using chemical weapons IS the agenda. There was also a Reuters report that stated “U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas:..”

Charleston Voice noted the same thing. It said: “Did you know that the United Nations has had evidence that the Syrian rebels have been using sarin gas against Syrian government forces since May? This was reported by Reuters and other major news organizations around the world, but there has been almost a total blackout of this information by the big corporate news outlets in the United States. Why are they keeping this truth from us?” The article, written by Michael Snyder, noted that Syrian rebels have been caught red-handed with sarin gas in their possession.

So why isn’t the “news” media in this country letting us in on all this. Europeans find out. Americans don’t. I supposed it will be our boys that fight yet another no-win war for the benefit of the New World Order crowd and so we don’t need to know all this stuff ahead of time. Knowing ahead of time might give the anti-war folks a louder complaint and we can’t have that when there’s big bucks to be made, now, can we? And I suppose they will con the American Christians into buying into this by telling them we will fight to defend Israel—no matter what.

I have a novel thought here—let Israel defend herself for a change—especially after incidents like the USS Liberty back in the 1960s. You never heard of that? Get on the Internet and do some homework. Israel today is no different than any other secular humanist nation. Their people need the forgiveness that only Jesus Christ can give just like everyone everyplace else does. Nothing else will solve their problems—or ours either.

7 thoughts on “Chemical Weapons and Our Selective “News” Media

  1. My mother is a vehement Israel supporter. She refers to the Bible saying that all the nations will turn against Israel in the last days. I once said that, given Isreal’s history, it very well may be because of something they did. She agreed.

    • Being Reformed in my theology I have a little different view of the “last days” than many folks who are of a dispensationalist bent. I don’t think, at this point in history, Israel is anymore special than any other country. I think Genesis 12:3 has been misinterpreted in our day–and I realize some folks will be mad at me for saying that, but when I look at Galatians 3:29 that explains it for me.

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