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 "Earthwatch with Robert Knight" 
 
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SYRIA CRISIS:

“WEAPONS OF GAS DESTRUCTION" -OR-
... PIPELINES OF GAS CONSTRUCTION?!


MATTHEW LEE WITH THE INSIDE STORY OF THE UN’s SYRIA REPORT

United Nations correspondent MATTHEW LEE, Senior Reporter of Inner City Press [ InnerCityPress.com ], discusses the nuances and contradictions of the UN’s' un-provenanced investigation of chemical weapons use in SYRIA, American threats of force, “Human Rights Watch’s” Syrian propaganda, and the viability of an international agreement, along with a deconstructs of the American "Newstrance" on Syria, in an interview with WBAI/Pacifica's "Earthwatch" host ROBERT KNIGHT.


SEN. BERNIE SANDERS REJECTS SYRIA WAR IN RADICAL SPEECH AT “FIGHTING BOB”-FEST

Vermont Senator BERNIE SANDERS delivered a keynote address in Madison on the American crisis to the recent radical “FIGHTING BOB-FEST,” named for the populist Robert La Folette [ fightingbobfest.org ]. Sanders rejected the OBAMA administration’s call for military actain against Syria, proposing instead “people’s wars” : Against the multi-trillion military operations, racism, gender discrimination, poverty, Wall Street greed and Social Security cuts -- among others.


US GOAL: CRACK PIPE BETWEEN SYRIA, IRAQ AND IRAN
TO BOGART EURO NATURAL GAS MARKET FROM RUSSIA

As Marianne Faithful put it so long ago, “It’s just an old war, not even a Cold War.” The current Syrian “crisis” is, in its essence, an energy war for control of the European natural gas market, waged between two old rivals: the US and Russia.

In short, Syrian President BASHIR AL-ASSAD declined four years ago to run a natural gas pipeline from (his new enemy and jihadi-broer) QATAR – through Syria, and on to Turkey, to supply natural gas for Europe – thereby breaking Russia’s near monopoly on Eurogas exports.

Two years later, Assad compounded his offense to western interests by agreeing with to move Iranian natural gas through neighboring Iraq, into Syria, and on to points north and east by way of the Pan-Islamic Pipeline running from Egypt trough Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and ultimately, Turkey and/or Austria. As soon as that agreement was signed, with Russian blessings, Qatar, France, NATO and the US massively escalated their covert war, public propaganda and jihadi/military operations against Syria....


GEN. WESLEY CLARK (Ret.) describes his shock and awe at the immediately-adopted post-9/11 and Iraq war plans by the Bush administration and PNAC to militarily overthrow “seven countries in five years” – including Syria, Iran, Libya and Somalia – in a candid 2007 address to the California Commonwealth Club; and

JOHN BARRASSO of the Senate Energy Committee spills the beans on US interests in breaking Russian dominance in the European natural gas market and opening up American liquefied natural gas – collected from the recent “fracking” boom -- to the international market, especially Europe and NATO allies.


Interstitial selections include:

STEVIE WONDER – “The Bell for Freedom” (Performed live at UN General Assembly);
TALKING HEADS – “Life During Wartime”;
JILL KROESEN – “I Really Want To Bomb You”; and
MARIANNE FAITHFUL – “Broken English”


Anchor: Robert Knight
Origin: WBAI/Pacifica


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