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Published On: Sun, Jul 21st, 2013

Top US General, “US is Preparing “Kinetic Strikes” against Syria”

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),- The United States highest-ranking military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has said that the USA is deliberating whether it should or should not use military force in Syria, and that various scenarios, including “kinetic strikes” are being prepared.

The information correlates with recent intelligence, according to which US Special Forces in Jordan are training “rebels” for ground assistance during U.S. air raids against high profile military and political targets in Syria. A major, internationally backed, political and military campaign against Syria is expected in August and September. 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey

During a hearing at the U.S. Senate´s Armed Services Committee on Thursday, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that the Obama administration is preparing various scenarios for a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, and considering whether the USA should use “the brute of the U.S. military, and kinetic strikes”.  “The issue”, said Gen. Dempsey, “is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government”.

Preparations for a possible attack against Syria reportedly began after the use of chemical weapons in the Khan al-Assal district of Aleppo on 5 March 2013, killed at least 25 and injured more than 100.

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and despite having received an 80 pages, official report from a Russian expert commission who investigated at the scene, and who had samples analyzed in internationally recognized laboratories, the Obama administration continues issuing blanketing accusations against the Syrian government.

Another PR strategy used by the U.S. Administration as well as by British and French officials, who state that the only way to bring about “regime change in Syria is a military intervention”, is to merely report the number of killed and injured, without addressing that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that substantiates the Russian and Syrian statements, that is, that it were the foreign-backed insurgents who had used chemical weapons.

Thus, Ben Rhodes, President Obama´s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications said:

The intelligence community estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date; however, casualty data is likely incomplete.”

The Obama administration has previously stated, that the use of chemical weapons would be a “red line” and trigger an intervention. Other U.S. officials have recently reiterated, that it is not unlikely, that the U.S.A. would implement a no-fly-zone above Syria, using Jordanian air bases.

Officially, the United States has deployed 800 troops in Jordan. Jordanian Members of Parliament however, have complained that the number of U.S. troops in Jordan is significantly higher than 1000.

The Deputy Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament, Khalil Atiya expressed his concerns about the increased presence of U.S. troops in Jordan, saying:

” As deputies, representing the Jordanian people, we do not accept the United States or any other country´s troops in Jordan. Jordanians do not think that Syria could pose a threat”. 

Al Mafraq NATO Mercenaries in Buffer ZoneOn 29 June, nsnbc international published information from a Palestinian intelligence source, according to which 300 of the U.S. troops, which are stationed in and near the Jordanian – Syrian border city of al-Mafraq are special forces, who are training foreign insurgents in special operations.

Special operations are reportedly being prepared with the intention to target high-profile political and military targets in Syria, in support of a major military push against Syria in August and September.

The Palestinian intelligence source also reported to nsnbc, that the foreign-backed insurgents in Syria were preparing arms caches throughout Syria , in preparation of a major military campaign in August and September. The source stated, that large-scale chemical weapons attacks should be used as a pretext for calls for the implementation of a no-fly-zone, the establishment of humanitarian corridors, and ultimately, a foreign military intervention.

The Syrian Arab Army seized more than 200 barrels with chemicals from insurgents at a farm in Banias, Tartus.

The Syrian Arab Army seized more than 200 barrels with chemicals from insurgents at a farm in Banias, Tartus.

The intelligence was corroborated in an nsnbc report published on 10 July, after the Syrian Armed Forces seized 208 barrels with chemicals from foreign-backed insurgents on a farm in Banias, near the Syrian city of Tartus at the Eastern Mediterranean coast.

Official Syrian government sources reported that the Armed Forces had seized 79 barrels of Polyethylene Glycol, 67 barrels of Monoethylene Glocol, 25 barrels of Monoethanolamine, 68 barrels of Diethanolamine, and 42 barrels of Triethanolamine at the farm in Banias.

The Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja´afari said:

“The Syrian authorities have discovered yesterday, in the city of Banias, 281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials, capable of destroying a whole city, if not the whole country”.

Damascus Chemicals 14 July 2013 2Only days later, on 14 July, nsnbc published a report, after another depot with chemicals was seized from insurgents in a Damascus suburb. Some of the chemicals were from Saudi-Arabia.

On 16 July, nsnbc published a report that implicates the United States in the trafficking of the internationally banned nerve agent Sarin from Libya.

The Sarin, which was originally manufactured in Germany, had first been sold to Iraq, where after it was sold to Libya. In Libya it had fallen into the hands of U.S. backed insurgents during the war on Libya in 2011. The Sarin was then shipped from Libya to Syria and delivered to foreign-backed insurgents there.

The statement by the United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, at the U.S. Senate´s Armed Services Committee on Thursday, that the U.S. is “preparing kinetic strikes against Syria” strongly corroborates the intelligence nsnbc received, according to which the large scale use of chemical weapons by the insurgents in August and September is being prepared with the explicit purpose to justify calls for a military intervention, which is a euphemism for open war against Syria.

Moreover, the information that U.S. special forces are training insurgents in ground operations in support of air raids against high profile military and political targets in Syria indicates, that the U.S.A. is actively preparing the attempt to decapitate the Syrian military and political leadership in August or September, after which an invasion with ground troops would be justified by claiming, that chemical weapons had fallen into the hands of “terrorists”.

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About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and former independent political consultant on conflict, conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. In March 2013 he established nsnbc as a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at

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  1. Leo says:

    Propaganda is what the U.S. Government is endeavoring to use to falsly justify a invasion into Syria . Fine then, because what the U.S. military will have waiting on them is another Super power . That did not happen in Iraq and Libya . the stakes are much higher this time with Syria and Iran . My words to the U.S. Government (Go For It) because the Russian Federation and Iran will be waiting for you . Please Mr Obama, invade Syria so that Russia will at least nuke half of the U.S. cities off the face of the North American continent . You fools .

    • Mary says:

      Thank you. A voice of reason. What makes the US think it can ignore Syria saying NO! You are not welcome to invade our country … end of story.

      • ROBERT says:

        mary, your right, the us like a rapist it wont take no for an answer, it does what i wants, it wont listen to even its own citizens!

        no means yes! one day it will step in shit! and not be able to get out if it! it cant learn from its mistakes!

  2. God damn it ..what is that ? Isn’t there any one to stop the criminals of America and Israel ! No vito …no nothing ! Has Europ reached that level of humilation and weakness in fronte of America and Israel ! What humanity do they speak about ? With their low morality and unhumain feelings we are every minute killed , destroyed , ruined , turtured …till when!!!

    • I understand your frustration. Same here. You asl “Is there nobody who can stand up to the USA and Israel ?”Europe is increasingly becoming divided, but it is an agonizingly slow process compared to the urgency of the situation.

      I am afraid that things will become worse before they can become better. The very first article ever published on nsnbc was in August 2011, before nsnbc was transformed into a daily newspaper, in which I asked “Arabian Supper or NATO´s Fall”. I believe NATO´s Fall is the correct answer, but at what expense ? We need to tell the world the truth.

  3. This guy been sucking on NuttyYahoos stick.

  4. Tim Spencer says:

    “Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey”, is the man who sat before Congress last year and told Congress that the U.N. & Nato gives the U.S. Military a “legal basis” to go to war and failed to even acknowledge Congress is the real authority for war. Folks, watch it on youtube and your jaw will be on the floor:

    Now folks, after watching that, you understand that the Globalists control our military and our political leaders are gutless sellouts and our Generals don’t serve Americans, they bow at the feet of the Globalists.

    • Hello Tim.
      You are right in your remark about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff” – As the article states, it is “his” words that corroborate the other evidence for a planned attack and potentiate the likelihood of an attack on Syria – August September..
      It is the General Assembly resolution Dempsy referred to. Lehmann wrote a really good article that details who voted in favor, abstained, said not, and why. .
      By the way, since 2001 all US Presidents have, non-stop- invoked their “war powers”. Congress has been put out of order. As Clark states, there has been a “Policy Coup” in the USA. It is up to US citizens to remedy that.

      You are right the UN has become a dangerous instrument and that it is infiltrated by Globalists like Soros (UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action).. Was it not for the fact that the interests of the P5+1 not always coincide, we would already have “The Empire of Evil”.

      That said and with all justification to address “Globalists”, we should not ever forget that 90 % of “The Globalists” are from the USA, UK, France and other NATO countries, + Israel. What is needed for addressing the problems we have today is sense for the detail, names, addresses, detailed evidence of war crimes etc, reletless actions for dragging war criminals to court, and as Lehmann wrote, as soon as possible a new international approach to international law – in solidarity between independent and sovereign nations…. (of course maintaining the big picture is important too). ;)

  5. Rabbitnexus says:

    The Corpse Media has been want to report false stories about US intentions towards Syria of late, in an obvious bid to pressure the US presidency to act, in yet another war for Israel. Given a number of recent hoax stories that have been run, I would also be wary of taking this too seriously. The US military knows it is up against the S-300 (installed in March 2012)and some well armed and hardened fighting troops this time. Given the situation in Afghanistan, they are in no position to start an even bigger and far less predictable war in the Middle East. That assumes of course the US military is concerned with the outcome for the USA, which is doubtful.

    • Debbie says:

      Happy sailing Mr. Rabbit,-
      and many things you say are right,
      but the most important thing especially western mainstream media have been (still are) covering up are among other:
      *that more than 200 barrels with chemicals were seized from “rebels” in Bania
      * that two days later, chemicals were seized from “rebels” in a Damascus suburb, some of them Saudi.
      * that Russia has delivered an 800 page report on the investigation into chemical weapons use in Khan al-Assal to a) the UN Secretary General Ban Kyi-moon and b) the White House – and that both UN and White House or FUKUS+Israel continue their fake “chemical weapons propaganda in spite of that.

      Within that context all the “hype” and the leading people on a wild goose chase to discuss whether a sub, artillery or plane has fired a single shot is really meaningless – nothing but distraction – sending people deeper down the rabbit hole so to speak, rather than focusing on what is really important. See that is why I read nsnbc.

  6. spirittoo says:

    When are the war criminals in the US and israel going to get their comeuppance for their lies and war crimes? WHEN?

    • nsnbc says:

      Good question.
      When a critical mass gets access to the truth instead of mainstream media lies. When you and I have done enough to tell people where they can find truthful information. When you and I have done enough about it and we have created a situation where we can go to their homes and say, Mr/Ms NN, You are under arrest. – Christof Lehmann. Editor.

      • Only when mass critical reprisals hit mainland U.S. will you see some potential for a cure; and even then, that “cure” could end up being worse than the disease that needs treating. The U.S. population, as a whole, is too ignorant, arrogant and apathetic to be any real threat at present. Paint their towns vermillion, then we’ll see.

  7. Frank says:

    The United States is the predesignated loser in this next big war! Why? The country that owes the most to the banksters is always the loser in the wars these banksters gin up!
    Dempsey could end this crap and go down as the Greatest American Hero but he wont.
    The founders were right:”A large standing military is the greatest threat to freedom!”

  8. Bonnie says:

    NO! We, THE People DON”T want that!

    NO more wars!

    We want OUR Tax monies to be spent right here, in the U.S. to fix the intrastructure of this country!

    We want OUR money to be spent on OUR Economy, and Education!

    NO WAR!

    • bon pearson says:

      Agreed. WE don’t want war. It is of no benefit to we ordinary citizens. We don’t want a lot of things, but alas we have NO say so. Many of us have just came to understand what is going on here…

  9. robertsgt40 says:

    NATO and Israel are hardly what I would call “international backing”

  10. Kinetic Strike? Aren’t all bullets and bombs kinetic? …OR…are they going to try something NEW like the
    “Rods from God” scenario where they
    shoot a 7 metre long solid tunsgten rod
    at 35,000KMH from low-earth orbit and have it hit a target with the KINETIC
    FORCE equivalent to a small nuclear bomb. NOW THAT WOULD BE A KINETIC STRIKE!

  11. Debbie says:

    A relatively new euphemism –
    The first time they used it when NATO took “kinetic action” against targets in Libya in 2011 – During the first day that translated into about 200 cruise missiles fired into Tripoli. – In 2012 Top NATO Brass Daalder and Stavridis called Libya “A teachable moment and model for future intervention” – so of course they have to “take kinetic action ” in Syria too. After all, Libya was so teachable a moment. Besides, firing cruise missiles into densely populated areas and murdering a lot of innocent people does not sell very well. Kinetic strikes sounds much better, don´t you agree ? They use those euphemisms out of humanitarian considerations because they don´t disturb the sleep of the citizens in NATO countries.

  12. Martin says:

    How do you know Obama and his gang are lying? When his lips are moving. Obama and his gang are liars who fabricate evidence to fool a gullible public. The whole group of them have been given over to a depraved mind to do that which is evil. Their reward? – the lake of fire.

  13. Boycott USA says:

    Will Assad start a tic for tac on America soil? One bomb here and there, create a FAA ( Free America Army) .but we all know to well this will never happened. Assad isn’t an animal like King drone puppet O cannibal supporter. Like the old saying goes… What goes around, comes around! Americans are letting their gov’t playing a dangerous game at their expense… Better wake up Americans before you piss the wrong country.

    • Sorry, but I think you’ve got it the other way around…it would be a VERY BAD IDEA to piss off America…because once the gloves are off, it’s VERY GOOD at turning
      10 miles stretches of highway into death fields of scrap metal and charred bodies (i.e. see the Great Iraqi Turkey Shoot)…I f America gets TRULY pissed off…then it would be BEST to hide and quake in your boots…because they’ll be out for blood and they’re DAMN GOOD at spilling LOTS of it!

      • Rabbitnexus says:

        Henry, every bully seems like a mountain before it is conquered. Every Empire falls. Nothing is more certain to precede the fall of a great bully empire, than unquenchable arrogance and assumed omnipotence. None can withstand the might of Allah.

        The USA has set itself against the greatest force in the universe, and it will fall and its fall will be the worse for those within it, even as those on whom it may fall, were already its prey and had little left to lose.

        • Hr. Eckstein and Mr Rabbit.
          Your comments begin reminding me of last time when I heard a political debate in a sports bar. ;) Enough “off topic”. Read our comments policy – endless, circular arguments don´t contribute to a constructive debate.Besides that, this is not a football match or Superbowl. – ;) – Discussions how to bring the information to the people, how to make media report the truth, how to counter the cover-up of massive deliveries of chemicals to “rebels”, how to bring charges against war criminals – it is much more relevant.

          • Debbie says:

            Thanks for saying this Fahwad and I think you said it nicely. People are discussing the situation in Syria as if they are at a sports bar, but then again, what is the difference between the educational system in the USA and sports bars anyways.
            So for all with attention deficit, here is the essence, once again :D

            Major chemical weapons finds in possession of US-UK-French-Saudi-Qatari-etc-backed rebels.

            US Special Forces in Jordan, training “rebels” in special operations, in preparation of
            air raids – chemical weapons use by “rebels” to justify calls for a military intervention…

            Not that is really not hard to understand – just read it a few times.


            and then you have actually begun doing something really constructive. It really IS that simple. (and please stop discussing war as if it was a soccer game – have you ever been in one – sitting in a helicopter gunship, firing at unarmed civilians does NOT count, that is murder, I mean REAL WAR – because I doubt anyone could talk like that afterwards. I can´t )

  14. Steven says:

    For Canadians and Americans the first step towards being sane is to recognize the truth and that truth is that they are being lied to by the MSM, government and politically correct special interest groups.
    The second thing they must recognize is that liars can and will get innocent people and bystanders killed.
    It could be citizens or foriegners that get killed but lies will get them killed. They will be killed for lies that support someones social, economic or political agenda
    that is being advanced for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many. In the light of these basic truths regime change is justified.

  15. As a Libertarian, I believe WE (i.e. USA and Canada and others) should just leaves other alone and NOT interfere in their internal affairs and merely be TRADING PARTNERS…in the end it’s all about economics anyways. Once societies get wealthier, a lot of the problems go away but FIRST there has to be the usual stages of economic growth WHICH HISTORY SAYS MUST include an unfortunate but necessary period of internal strife before the greater populace MAKES ITS OWN CHANGE for the better!

    For now, I say we should stay OUT OF the world’s hot zones and let people either govern THEMSELVES or FORCE the current powers-that-be to govern FOR THE PEOPLE!

    • Henrty Ecstein- You are right- the USA should live others alone and not meddle and interfere in their internal affairs- under no circumstances. USA are not the “world policist”- and should not imagine they are a global fireman.

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