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MUST SEE VIDEO: US Peace Council returns from Syria, a country fighting 
“invasion by the most powerful country in the world”

September 3, 2016, 9:58 pm
The campaign to confuse the American people has been intense, but one thing is 
sure, Syria is fighting an invasion, not a civil war.
The truth about Syria and what is happening in Syria is all here, in the video 
below, outlined and documented during this press briefing by the US Peace 
Council (USPC).
We cannot be sure how long this video will be allowed to stay on Youtube, but 
we urge everyone to take 45:00 minutes of your time to see this video, share 
this video, and finally spread the word about the “vicious” war being waged on 

Please share this post, and share this video, and share these excerpts, which 
may provide some life saving truth to an unjust, criminal war…and a western 
media narrative that continues to push lies and confusion to what is a clear 
and blatant international crime.

The Duran reported earlier today, as one of the few media organizations to 
expose this story…

A delegation from the US Peace Council (USPC) has recently returned to the US 
from a fact finding mission to Syria.
The members spent 6 days meeting with Syrian Government Officials including, 
President Assad, Union Leaders, Government Opposition Members as well as Civil 
& Business Leaders, NGO’s, Charities and Universities.
The delegation stated that each member paid their own way and that the Syrian 
Government allowed them to meet whomever they wanted.
They issued their report and held a press conference Press conference at the UN 
on 9th August 2016.
Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the 
Syria Delegation at the 17:15:

“This is not a civil war in Syria. That’s probably the first thing we heard, 
and we heard it over and over again.
It is not President Assad against his own people. It is President Assad and the 
Syrian people, all together, in unity, against outside forces, outside 
mercenary forces, terror organisations, the names change everyday or every 
other day, to try to protect their identity, and maybe keep the connection 
between the country that funded it and that group, kind of a little bit more 
nebulous, but there are groups, mercenary forces, supported by Qatar, Saudi 
Arabia, Turkey, United States, and underneath it, Israel, the state of Israel.
And these outside mercenary forces are the ones that are terrorising the Syrian 
people, and are attempting to divide the Syrian people.”
video link omitted
US Peace Council (USPC):

H.E. Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic
Alfred Marder, President of the US Peace Council
Mary Compton, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council
Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Head of 
the Syria Delegation
Joe Jamison, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, Member of 
the Syria Delegation
Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action, Member of the 
Syria Delegation
Donna Nassor, Professor and Lawyer also part of US Peace Council
Henry Lowendorf, Member of the Executive Board of the US Peace Council, at the 
12:30 mark:

“We saw villages, that are basically Christian villages, that have been 
besieged by the terrorists, but have now been liberated. And the damage done to 
a shrine in the village called Maaloula, which is a village where they still 
speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. And the attacks on the Christian 
“Their two things I want to mention, finally, that we feel are really important…
One is…That while the United States would like to divide the Syrians up, by 
religion or within a religion — by the different beliefs within that religion. 
There wasn’t a Syrian we talked to who would accept that.
We spoke to the Grand Mufti, and he said, ‘People ask me how many Muslims there 
are in Syria?’ and his response is always 23 million. That’s is the population 
of Syria.
And when we talk to the bishop of one of the Orthodox Churches, he answered the 
same thing, the number of Christians is 23 million.
We will not allow ourselves to be divided up the way the United States has 
divided up the people of Iraq, or Libya, or Afghanistan, or so many other 
countries. We won’t allow that.
And that unity, I believe, has lead to the ability of the Syrians to withstand 
an invasion by the most powerful country in the world, and its most powerful 
allies in Europe, its most powerful allies in the Middle East, with what is a 
vicious attack on the Syrian people.
The second is the sanctions. I have to admit that I did not know (before I 
went) that the United States has imposed sanctions on Syria in a way that’s 
similar to the sanctions that the United States imposed on Iraq in the 1990s, 
in order to weaken that country and that government, that the United States 
admits killed 500,000 children in Iraq, during the 1990s sanctions.”
The Duran reported in a post entitled, “Why the Syrian conflict is not a civil 

Alfred Marder who, is the President of the USPC firstly acknowledged that the 
US peace and anti-war movement has been in a state of confusion about Syria and 
that this has caused division within the movement.
He explained that the domestic tactic used by the US government to sway US 
public opinion, is, to demonise the leader of whatever country the US is 
“Whether it’s Noriega, Hussein, Gaddafi, or Assad, there’s a definite pattern 
He said the story the US people have been told about President Assad and Syria 
have been purposefully false. Concerning the reporting he said
“This is not accidental. This is designed to confuse people’s opinions on these 
Jamison was blunt in his assessment and likened this quote to the dangerous 
attitude of so many Americans who think they know about Syria and President 
Assad but “….what they think they know, just ain’t so!”
In his opinion the US motive is to destroy Syria as an independent secular Arab 
state and make it compliant to US interests and policies, like Iraq and Libya 
have become since the US invasions and bombings of these two countries.
Just like Libya before the NATO bombing, Syria has universal free healthcare 
and free education from childcare through to university.
Jamison pointed out that the US government supports Jabhat al-Nusra and other 
groups (whose names change often) who they claim to be ‘moderate rebels’ but 
who in truth are not moderate in any way and are affiliated either with 
Al-Qaeda or ISIS.
He mentioned the foreign backed mercenaries (ISIS) are fuelled by the Wahhabi 
doctrine which he described as
“a sick medieval and backward ideology driven by the Muslim Brotherhood with 
its genesis in Saudi Arabia.”
He affirmed his opinion by describing how so called ‘moderate’ Jabhat Al-Nusra 
mercenaries beheaded a 12 yr old boy during the time the delegation was in 
Syria. There is nothing ‘moderate’ about beheading a 12 year old boy.
The other major story they shared was the generally unreported sanctions that 
the US has imposed upon the Syrian people.
The US government claims the sanctions target the Syrian government. However 
they are actually aimed at wearing down the resolve of the Syrian people.
The US has imposed sanctions similar to the ones Iraq experienced before the 
invasion, which even the US admits killed half a million children.
Syrians cannot get baby formula, common medication, medication for 
chemotherapy, child immunisation etc.
These sanctions are so insidious that they affect medical clinics throughout 
Syria because they are unable to get parts for machines used in medical 
practice. Think: X-ray, CAT, MRI machines right down to dentists drills.
President Assad has claimed from the beginning that there was no uprising and 
that the country was being invaded by foreign backed mercenaries. Gaddafi said 
exactly the same thing when NATO started bombing Libya.
Coincidence? I think not.
The same scenario was acted out in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and now Syria: 
invaded and bombed into submission without any politician, general or complicit 
media representative tried or held to account. There is not even an acceptance 
of error or a conciliatory voice of remorse.
“The campaign to confuse the American people has been intense.”
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