American, British Citizens Killed In Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

First a big caveat: the following comes from CNN, the world's farce leader, so take it with a quarry of salt.

That said, CNN's household access is pervasive and when it comes to setting the social mood based on a news report, be it completely fabricated or not, the news organization is second to none. Which may be precisely why it is CNN that is reporting that in Syria - a place just itching for the proverbial match to be struck on a mountain of geopolitical gunpowder involving all the key actors: from the US, to Russia, Europe, China, and of course Israel, said match may have just been lit.

To wit: "Syrian state-run television reported Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed three Westerners, including an American woman and a British national, who they claim were fighting with the rebels and were found with weapons and maps of government military facilities."


Syrian TV identified the woman, releasing what it claimed were her Michigan driver's license and U.S. passport. It also released what is said was the name and passport of a British citizen. It did not identify the third Westerner.


The TV report claimed the three were also found with a flag of the al-Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-linked group.


The United States is aware of the claim that an American was killed and is working through the Czech Republic mission in Syria to obtain more information, a State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN.


Citing privacy considerations, "we are unable to comment further," the official said."

Why westerners were fighting the Syrian government alongside Al Qaeda "rebels" is not known. What is known is that tomorrow front pages across the nation will be blasting "American woman killed in Syria" and the ensuing thirst for revenge will be just the missing link needed by the administration, in lieu of having found no weapons of mass destruction, to escalate the conflict even further. Especially when the media helpfully reminds that as we reported earlier, Russia has already delivered at least one of the promised S-300 missile shipments to Assad. All the other details: those involving the true nature of the Qatari mercenaries posing as "rebels", the Al Qaeda links, the source of rebel armaments, the UN refutation of the WMD storyine, and most importantly, any mention of the Qatari gas pipeline access to Turkey which this is all about, will be ignored.

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syntaxterror's picture

Hell, Odumber has killed more americans than that.

john39's picture

this build up to war script is so old and worn out that i am actually surprised that tptb even go through the effort of setting up any pretext for the invasion... 

Totentänzerlied's picture

Meanwhile at CIA Screenwriting HQ:
"The WMD plot collapsed even quicker than anticipated, what else ya' got?"

macholatte's picture


this build up to war script is so old and worn out that i am actually surprised that tptb even go through the effort of setting up any pretext for the invasion...


If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


malikai's picture

A thought experiment..

Why is Europe the big winner from QEx?

Why was Europe the big winner from Libya?

Why will Europe be the big winner from the trans-Syrian pipeline?

Why is Israel pushing so hard for war with Syria/Iran when Israel has the most to lose and least to gain from such a war involving Russia?

kaiserhoff's picture

Remember the Maine.

Revenge the Lusitania.

54 40 or fight.

What a load of horse shit.

BurningFuld's picture

No kidding....what they don't tell you is most likely she was ALSO a Syrian, that came back to help out her FAMILY in Syria. OK I'm just making that up but, it's more than possible.


knukles's picture

Hope the other one wasn't John McCain...
T'would be a sad day...

krispkritter's picture

Maybe he talked to the wrong people...oopsy, 'he attacked me so I shot him in the back of the head'.  Too bad he committed suicide by Fibbi...

espirit's picture

News just up...

American, British citizens killed in Amerika.

What, no headlines?

Clashfan's picture

Whatever happened to the popular idea of getting leaders to duke it out while armies eat popcorn and bet?

Alex Jones gets it, challenges Bill O'Reilley to a boxing match at 3:50:

Love it. Love it.

PennilessPauper's picture

I downvoted you as I miss read your sarcasm.  I was hopping it was the Chickenhawk, war mongering, send some elses kids to die for oil/Israhell alCIAda supporting Mcain that was killed!

The onion had an excellent article on the T-rex arms, Jet Crashing Chicken hawk today.


Kiwi Pete's picture

Yeah, what ever happened to those "hikers". I guess they're off 

'hiking" some other scenic tracks in Afghanistan, Lybia or Mali. 

cougar_w's picture

But ... how do you expect the M/IC to stay in business? There is serious money to be made here.

sunaJ's picture

Here is some of the documentation of the alleged incident.

thisandthat's picture

Hey, look - she's a muslim...

Urban Roman's picture

I wonder if they'll give her a traditional burial ... you know, bundle the body off of a helicopter into the ocean in the middle of the night? 

lolmao500's picture

Remember the USS Liberty.

WmMcK's picture

Remember Pearl Harbor and the Alamo.

knukles's picture

Don't forget where you left your car keys.

GoldForCash's picture

Because Syria/Iran has vowed to destroy Israel .....

john39's picture

based on actions as opposed to words, i think you got the situation backwards...  of course, is-ra-el has to use its dumb gorilla to do the dirty work.

New_Meat's picture

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Actually, if it ain't broke, it can't be fixed.  But it can be perverted.

- Ned

JPM Hater001's picture

"Ok, so what if we start pumping in reruns of "Greatest American Hero".

That'll increase the fear of Americans...

Connie Seleka...grrr.

Go Tribe's picture


Send American youth to die for Europe.

Sabibaby's picture

Meanwhile at CIA Screenwriting HQ:

"The WMD plot collapsed even quicker than anticipated, what else ya' got?"

Yellow cake, yellow cake and pudding!

Grimlock's picture

Good thing she had her Michigan driver's license on her. You don't want to get pulled over in war-torn Syria without it, I mean, imagine the embarrassment.

dtwn's picture

As usual MSM slow on the uptake and will continue to fade in the face of real, immediate journalism, hence CNBS' plunging viewership.  Although of reading the comments sections of all the major MSM news sites, the commenters on CNN seem to be the absolute stupidest unaware ignorant Dancing w/ The Stars, lets's suck BHO's dick cause he's the greatest leader ever--readers.  Stupid fucking sheep.  Thanks ZH for all that you do in being the Yin to MSM's Yang.

Anway, saw this on Liveleak yesterday:

which links to more photos (you know, actual real news, not sterilized CNN version), warning graphic for those pussies with sensitive stomachs, looks legit to me (although I can't clearly ID the female) when there are bits of skull on the terrorists chest:

Liveleak is actually one of the best places for stuff coming out of Syria, I check it multiple times a day, plus they have some freakin' awesome battle footage if that turns your crank.  If you go to the syria section and sort by date, you can pretty much spend an afternoon with some beers watching the whole clusterfuck unfold over time.  Also another good source of info is this guy's blog:

Edit: If you want to see some of the better stuff, do a search for 'syria', then sort the vids by comments:

Some very interesting, very very graphic vids here (including that cannibalism vid, execution vids, and just general 'horors of war' vids).  The sickest stuff I've ever seen online, and I've seen the bowels of the internet.  If more people saw what really goes on in war, I don't think we'd be so asleep and tolerant of the shit our .gov gets us involved in.  We need to get our people out of the ME ASAP.

lolmao500's picture

The woman is from Flint Michigan... Syria under civil war is probably better than Flint Michigan...

otto skorzeny's picture

for some reason there is a large muzzie population in MI

knukles's picture

Largest outside the Middle East they (Michiganders) used to say.
And mostly in and just around Detroit.

lolmao500's picture

One more reason to bulldoze Detroit.

akak's picture

Actually, Knuckles, the bulk of the Arab population in Michigan is in Dearborn, not Detroit proper.

Oh, and by the way, the correct word is "Michiganians", NOT "Michiganders".  There is no such place as "Michigand".


(Sorry, just a long-standing pet peeve of mine, having grown up and lived in that state for many years.)

Totentänzerlied's picture

" having grown up and lived in that state for many years."
My condolences.

espirit's picture

Heard it used to be a nice place to live.

You can always join nmewn and I in FL.

Almost Solvent's picture

FL? No thanks. Nice to visit but damn dry heat and no skeeters.

Water table is stable and corexit will eventually degrade as well. 


akak's picture

Maybe Michigan (or at least the Detroit area) was a nice place, 20 or 30 years before I was born.

I found living there to be dull, pedestrian, conformist to the nth degree, and utterly soul-sucking.  Suicide was often on my mind.  The one saving grace was the diversity and eclecticism to be found in Ann Arbor, but even that was pretty thin gruel to try to exist on for years on end.

That's why I fled over 20 years ago to the far edge of the continent.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I know the feeling akak. When I moved to Spokane in 1977 I thought my life had ended. Coming from Ojai, which was a small town known for It's artists and Krotona theosophical Society, I was used to being around many fascinating intelligent people who always pushed the boundries of my world. Life was colorful and I was exposed to so much as a young child. My parents were intellectuals and expected my brother and me to participate in conversations with all their friends and associates. Nothing was dumbed down for us. When we moved to Spokane all that ended. Life became grey and tasteless. Not that anyone was bad but it was so white bread. Conversations were simplistic, no one had a thought other than what was required for day to day living. Living there was a sisyphean hell hole for me. Mr miffed proposed to me at 19 and I said I would marry him if he got a job in Cali. I never said I was smart. Unfortunately the Cali I knew disappeared about 10 years after we came back. Frankly I'm grateful he hasnt kicked my ass over it. If I weren't for my lunacy he would have been working at Microsoft in the 1980s.


Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I'd love to visit. Are you two near south beach? There is a remote possibility we will be there in Feb next year for a business meeting.


hyperbole2000's picture

Michigan. The state withe the most fishing boat registrations. My kind of state.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

"What do they call people from Flint? Flintoids?"

-George Carlin

Prince Eugene of Savoy's picture

Born In Michigan

Left In The Seventies

They were called Michiganders. Dearbornistan is a Muslim enclave. Thank GWB.

LeisureSmith's picture

Saw this yesterday:

Today from RT:

Now what would Jabhat Al-Nusra want with Sarin?

And before i forget....Hey McCain, Fuck you!

e-recep's picture

"LiveLeak : Founded by the team responsible for the shock site..." Source

that explains the sick stuff. these dudes jerk off to all kinds of disgusting shit i guess.

RafterManFMJ's picture

We know it's true because they found 3 terrorist passports stamped SYRIA and also two terrorist's driver's licenses from Massachusetts right next to the bodies.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Well, then.  'Bout time to send my nephews off to kill some them rag heads.