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NBC’s Conduct in Engel Kidnapping Story is More Troubling than the Brian Williams Scandal

by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:

Throughout 2012, numerous American factions were pushing for U.S. intervention in Syria to bring down the regime of Bashar Assad, who throughout the War on Terror had helped the U.S. in all sorts of ways, including torturing people for them. But by then, Assad was viewed mostly as an ally of Iran, and deposing him would weaken Tehran, the overarching regional strategy of the U.S. and its allies. The prevailing narrative was thus created that those fighting against Assad were “moderate” and even pro-Western groups, with the leading one dubbed “the Free Syrian Army.”

Whether to intervene in Syria in alliance with or on behalf of the “Free Syrian Army” was a major debate in the West through the end of that year. Then-Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry was openly discussing ways for the U.S. to aid the rebels to bring about regime change. Sen. Joe Lieberman was saying: “I hope the international community and the U.S. will provide assistance to the Syrian Free Army in the various ways we can.” Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while ruling out direct military intervention, said: “[W]e have to redouble our efforts outside of the United Nations with those allies and partners who support the Syrian people’s right to have a better future.”

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1 comment to NBC’s Conduct in Engel Kidnapping Story is More Troubling than the Brian Williams Scandal

  • Sam

    Excellent article and very important for those yearning for the truth that they are not getting from the Pressttutes.

    The link to the source of this piece has another link within that details inside info of what is being pushed and how things really are there. It is really Libya 2.0 – a cursory check on how that is now an ongoing growing cancer hot bed of insanity, just do a google on it. Libya was a leading nation for the people of Africa before, now a desolate waste land of upset with a central bank. Syria has been the most secular nation of the Middle East and now, the debt and death cult are dismantling it thru every means possible.

    Mmmm…. What’s the connection going on with the push for the debt and debt around the world?!

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