Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Obama's Lies About Syrian Chemical Weapons & USA Hypocrisy Over Nelson Mandela

The USA kept Nelson Mandela on the Terrorist Watch list up til 2008. America therefore can be seen as a supporter of South African Apartheid even after its demise.
The case of Syria just another example of Obama's duplicity .
One wonders if Mandela was still struggling to end Apartheid today would Obama have him removed via targeted assassination or would he praise him???

Seymour Hersh: Obama "Cherry Picked" Intel on Syrian Chemical Attack

Published on 9 Dec 2013 - Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh joins us to discuss his new article casting doubt on the veracity of the Obama administration's claims that only the Assad regime could have carried out the chemical attacks in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta earlier this year. Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh argues that the Obama administration "cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad." The administration failed to disclose it knew Syrian rebels in the al-Nusra front had the ability to produce chemical weapons. Evidence obtained in the days after the attack was also allegedly distorted to make it appear it was gathered in real time.

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Randall Robinson on Nelson Mandela, U.S. Backing of Apartheid Regime

Published on 6 Dec 2013 - In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island. He would become the most famous political prisoner in the world and his freedom became a central demand of the international anti-apartheid movement.

Despite growing international pressure in the 1980s, the apartheid government received strong backing from the Reagan administration and Margaret Thatcher in Britain. The African National Congress was considered a terrorist organization by both nations. Mandela was listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list until 2008.

We speak to Randall Robinson, founder and past president of TransAfrica. He helped found the Free South Africa Movement and was arrested many times during the 1980s protesting the apartheid regime.

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