It’s not just RT questioning the ‘spin’ of Madame Hillary…

Clinton put ‘spin’ on copters to Syria

Her charge of Russia aiding Assad brought a retort of “hypocrisy” from Moscow’s foreign minister.

…What Clinton did not say, however, was whether the aircraft were new shipments or, as U.S. officials say is more likely, helicopters that Syria had sent to Russia a few months ago for routine repairs and refurbishing, and which were now about to be returned.

“She put a little spin on it to put the Russians in a difficult position,” said one senior Defense Department official…

To be sure…

Russia: US Arming Syria’s Rebels

Lavrov Insists Russian Arms to Syria Just Air Defense

…Lavrov confirmed arms shipments, but insisted that they were only weapons related to Syrian air defense, not arms to be used against the rebels. He went on to point out that such deliveries are fully in keeping with international law, in contrast to the arms shipments to the rebels…

FM Sergei Lavrov, further followed up with a great retort in the Huffpoo…

…Let me sum up the points that I have repeatedly made in relation to the evolving situation in the Middle East. First of all, Russia, in common with the majority of countries in the world, encourages the aspirations of the Arab peoples for a better life, democracy and prosperity, and stands ready to support these efforts… …We firmly oppose the use of violence in the course of current transformations in Arab States, especially against civilians. We are well aware of the fact that the transformation of a society is a complex and generally long process which rarely goes smoothly…

…The point is, what should be done if the showdown between the authorities and the opposition does assume the form of violent, armed confrontation? The answer seems obvious -external actors should do their best to stop the bloodshed and support a compromise involving all parties to the conflict. When deciding to support UN Security Council Resolution 1970 and making no objection to Resolution 1973 on Libya, we believed that these decisions would help limit the excessive use of force and pave the way for a political settlement. Unfortunately, the actions undertaken by NATO countries under these resolutions led to their grave violation and support for one of the parties to the civil war, with the goal of ousting the existing regime – damaging in the process the authority of the Security Council.

People versed in politics need not be told that the devil is in the detail, and tough solutions implying the use of force cannot produce a lasting long-term settlement. And in the current circumstances, when the complexity of international relations has increased manifold, it becomes obvious that using force to resolve conflicts has no chance of success. Examples are abundant. They include the complicated situation in Iraq and the crisis in Afghanistan, which is far from being over. There are many indications that things are far from being good in Libya after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. Instability has spread further to the Sahara and Sahel region, and the situation in Mali was dramatically aggravated…

Delving ever further into the Media ‘spin’, Stephen Lendman, truly nailed it…

Stepped Up Media War on Syria

When America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. Journalism is the first casualty. Managed news misinformation substitutes for truth and full disclosure…

For example, as CNN’s Pentagon stenographer, Barbara Starr, breathlessly reports today…

U.S. military completes planning for Syria

…The planning comes as the U.S. has become increasingly concerned that the violence in Syria is verging on civil war. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the recent series of bombings have heightened the worry.

Dempsey said it reminded him of the escalating violence during the Iraq war.

The violence “gives us all pause that have been in Iraq and seen how these issues become sectarian and then they become civil wars and then they become very difficult to resolve,” Dempsey told CNN in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

A senior U.S. official said the developments have been a matter of discussion in the Obama administration.

Editor’s Note: Please avoid quoting more than a few paragraphs from any source -MyFDL Editor

Dempsey is right, in that, ‘Iraq style’ tactics used in Syria…

As I’ve noted before;
Syrian rebels get influx of arms with gulf neighbors’ money, U.S. coordination…
And in another…Report: Syria rebels get better weapons as US quietly boosts support. What we say and what we do, is two entirely different beasts. Remember, as I’d asked awhile ago… Why Is The Terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army Training The Syrian Opposition On Our Dime? Most particularly; “Follow the weapons” and, to be sure;
Al-Qaeda is in Syria conducting terrorist attacks…!

In summation, the ever intrepid, Pepe Escobar, peeled off the many layers of the ME onion…

The art of war, with a glass of wine

…May we live in tawdry times; if only Sartre was alive to kick BHL(Bernard-Henri Levy) back to his intellectual kindergarten. BHL recently arrived at the Cannes Film Festival carrying a smatter of Libyan North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) rebels as pets – companions of his “liberation” adventure such as Mustapha El-Zagizli from Benghazi, proudly displayed as the “prince of the shabab”, and General Ramadan Zarmouth from Misrata.

Colonel Gaddafi used to pitch tents in Rome and have the hem of his gorgeous gowns kissed by Western potentates. Libyan NATO rebels, for their part, were dazed and confused by the explosive Cannes red-carpet experience.

Crucially, alongside his pet Libyans, who carped about the “unity of the revolution”, BHL also brought – what else – pet Syrians; two Kurds and two shady characters in dark glasses and with their heads covered by Syrian flags, described as “combatants who had left Syria in hiding only a few hours ago to discover The Oath of Tobruk”.

So here we have certified Zionist BHL bringing his token Arab pets to watch the world premiere of his new movie; yes, the whole thing had to be a part of yet another BHL-glorifying PR exercise. After winning virtually by himself the Libyan war – according to his own “narrative” – BHL was now stressing that “what was done in Benghazi was not easier than what should be done in Homs”. Waiter, please bring some regime change with my Chablis…

*gah*