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Barb Weir interviews moderate Syrian rebels

Global Research reports that the US will send up to 1000 troops to train moderate Syrian rebels at centers in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar this spring.  After much searching, I was able to find three of the prospective trainees and talk to them about their expectations. Barb Weir:   Do you know where the […]

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Humanitarian Dome

Israel’s Humanitarian Dome Against Norwegian Doctors

“Surgical strike” took on new meaning today as Israel defended itself against a Norwegian surgeon. “Dr. Mads Gilbert is a danger to the state of Israel,” said a senior government official with a comb-over and an impeccable American accent, who prefers to remain anonymous.  “It’s bad enough for someone to save Palestinian lives at the […]

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Ukraine-Conflict

Russia guilty of improper humanitarian aid

After Russia’s delivery of humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on August 22-23, US and Ukrainian officials accused the Russians of invasion, breach of sovereignty and military intervention.  In order to clarify the legal implications of the action, I consulted a Ukrainian expert who prefers to remain anonymous for fear that it might affect his chocolate […]

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Garnier Israel

Showing love for Israeli and Hamas fighters

The aesthetic side of killing has not escaped Garnier.   The beauty products company wants Israeli women soldiers to look their best and feel clean and comfortable as they participate in the killing of Palestinian men, women and children and destroy their homes, schools and hospitals.  Garnier has provided care packages to Israeli women soldiers […]

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Hasbara: Operation Protective Ledge in Wounded Knee

Following is the transcript of a White House press conference that took place more than 120 years ago.  It appears to have been recorded by an unknown White House stenographer and distributed by the office of the White House Press Secretary. January 3, 1891 White House Press Secretary Mark Forgiv met today with members of […]

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Wow! Stewart, Colbert speechless about Gaza

CORRECTION:  Stewart did this segment on July 14, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqKu5rSTyP8. Obviously, nothing of significance has happened since then, which means that no muzzling is taking place. This reporter has learned that by an extraordinary coincidence, neither Jon Stewart of The Daily Show nor Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report has anything to say about the […]

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Barb Weir apologizes to Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer, Anchorwoman ABC World News Dear Diane, I confess that I am the source of the problems on your Wednesday, July 9, 2014, ABC World News show. Here’s what happened. I was visiting my friend, Faye Kenooz who is one of the junior editors for your show.  She was editing the segment and asked […]

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John Kerry: Thank God for al-Nusra!

As President Obama proposes to raise the level of US involvement in Syria and Iraq, I sat down with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the roles of Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the countries that all know what is better for Iraq and Syria than do […]

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Israel to promote decolonization “even in Palestine”

On the heels of Israel’s appointment to the vice chairmanship of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, Israeli spokesperson Amerigo Ben Columbus is seeking to assure skeptics that Israel takes its responsibilities seriously. “We intend to pursue an end to colonization everywhere, including Africa, the Americas, and even in Palestine,” he stated. Palestinian officials had […]

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Unemployment insurance available for Syrian rebels

As President Obama’s attempt to pass an extension of insurance benefits for unemployed American failed once again in Congress, he came up with a creative solution for desperate Americans trying to put food on the family table.  “I may not have the power to care for impoverished Americans,” he is reported to have said, “but […]

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Draft of Obama Speech

The following, which was delivered to me by a confidential source, is an apparent draft of a speech to be delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama to the American people.  It is full of amendments and changes that I have not had time to remove, and it may be incomplete.  However, I publish it for […]

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Assad agrees to cooperate in “symbolic strike” against Syria

The Assad regime in Syria today agreed to cooperate in a “symbolic strike” against itself.  “We understand the need for the U.S. to maintain its prestige and credibility,” said a Syrian government official, on condition of anonymity, “and if bombing some unused installation in the middle of nowhere will make them feel better, we’re willing […]

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Obama constituency overwhelmingly supports war with Syria

Despite a Reuters/Ipsos poll showing that only 9% of Americans support military intervention in Syria, the White House today assured the public that a more recent and reliable poll leaves no doubt that the President’s constituency favors war. The poll was conducted by Defense Industries Systems Information, Inc. (DIS Information).   It shows that 99.9% prefer […]

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US vows retaliation for rebel chemical weapon use

  The United States today assured the world that the “red line” against chemical weapons use applies equally to both the Assad government in Syria and the rebel forces.  “We are not hypocrites,” said White House spokesperson Janus Touphaisse. “We have the same standards for everyone.” I met later with Mr. Touphaisse for further details. […]

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Major U.S. banks agree to principle reduction, lower interest

U.S. homeowners struggling to make payments on mortgages worth as much as three times the value of their home were astonished to learn that their banks had decided to offer principle reduction and lower interest.  “We’ve been negotiating for years and the banks have been unwilling to budge” said Deepa N. Dette from Salem Quick, […]

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Real Christians needed to help remove Arabs

The ad read “Real Christians needed to help remove Arabs”  so I called the number and pretended to be a volunteer.  A pleasant, cheery woman’s voice responded. CAFI:   Christian Alliance For Israel.  Doing God’s work. Barb Weir:   Hi.  I saw the ad for real Christians and I want to apply. CAFI:   Are you a real Christian? Barb […]

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Not a coup

Egyptian takeover not a “coup”; ketchup still a vegetable

Is the military takeover of the democratically elected government of Egypt a coup d’état?  Is ketchup a vegetable?  If the military takeover in Egypt is a coup d’état, U.S. law requires the suspension of $1.5 billion in aid per year, second only to the more than $3 billion annual gift to Israel.  If ketchup is […]

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