Obomber's Umbrella Problem Solved!
Obomber’s Umbrella Problem Solved!

The Truth About Obamacare Will Shock You, here. Will there be mandatory RFID? Christian Family Refuses Mandatory ID, here….”The Affordable Care Act requires Americans to have health care coverage in 2014. Most carry insurance through employer or government programs, but the U.S. Census Bureau reported about 48 million Americans were uninsured in 2012. The law, often called Obamacare, has undergone numerous adjustments and delays — as well as technical problems — since open enrollment began Oct. 1….” Read more.

In this video, you may want to pay attention to testimony from Congressman Peter Roskam:

Walmart Introduces 666 Obamacare RFID Chip Machine:

“Actor, musician, writer, investigative journalist, composer, martial artist, aviator and broadcaster, John B. Wells finds the ancient sage advice of “concentrating on just one thing” to be true.

John B. Wells
John B. Wells

“His one thing: The Arts. John is also an internationally renowned voice-over artist with credits ranging from serving as the announcer for CBS’ The Late Show with Craig Kilborn, to voicing promos for hit television shows like Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush to lending his voice to films like Oliver Stone’s JFK and Talk Radio, as well as the infamous Unsealed: Alien Files.

“John also performs Weekend duties as the top-rated host of the nationally syndicated overnight radio show Coast to Coast AM. After frequently serving as a guest host, In January 2012, Wells became the Saturday evening host of the most-listened-to overnight program in history.” Read more.

“This is a fight we dare not lose.” – PANDA Michigan’s Dennis Marburger speaks to the Oakland County Campaign for Liberty on the importance of fighting the NDAA. Join now! The PANDA People Against the NDAA Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to nonviolently defeat, strike down, repeal, stop, void and fight the indefinite detention provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2012, to fight for American civil liberties, to combat laws restricting liberty in the interest of National Security, to support current government officials that are doing so and to engage a younger generation in the politics of the United States so this cannot happen again.

“4 years ago I had an idea to film conversations with people from all walks of life to show we are all the same at the core; we all feel the same fears and have the same hopes, trying our best to survive amongst the chaos and wonder of this mystery called life. Simon On The Sofa was my response to all the lies and pain I was witnessing within myself….

Simon on the Sofa
Simon on the Sofa

…All of which were eradicated when I spoke my truth, loved myself unconditionally and stopped letting fear and doubt drive my choices. I knew if I communicated my vulnerabilities transparently it would empower others to speak their truth and through this action we would not feel so alone in the world. We all know the truth when it’s heard and the truth does set us free.” Read more.

Amanda BillyRock, a vocal advocate and practioner of peaceful, consensual interactions, was kidnapped in the early morning hours of Sat., Dec. 14, 2013 by an unknown Laconia PD employee (603.524.5257) and is now being held at the Belknap Co. Jail (603.527.5480) on threats not yet disclosed….” Read more. Also, check out Tennessee Peace Officer Accountability, here. Cop Block in Elizabethton, Tennessee, here. Cop Block, Clarksville, Tennessee here.

“A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program is likely unconstitutional, Politico reports. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said that the agency’s controversial program, first unveiled by former government contractor Edward Snowden earlier this year, appears to violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which states that the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”  Read more.

The Pirate Bay, in an attempt to be one step ahead, moved to a new domain again. TPB switched from thepiratebay.ac to thepiratebay.pe. The Pirate Bay sources confirmed that they are developing a new system and it will make the new domain system absolutely irrelevant. The new system would curb the need of domain takedowns forever. The infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (thepiratebay.sx) went into a non-functional mode and users were not able to access the website with .SX. Moreover, rumours had it that the site may have been taken down for good. However, The Pirate Bay resurfaced with a new domain – thepiratebay.ac.” Read more.

The Pirate Bay Moves Again!
The Pirate Bay Moves Again!

The Pirate Bay moved from thepiratebay.ac to a new address thepiratebay.pe. The notorious file-sharing website The Pirate Bay recently moved its location from thepiratebay.sx to thepiratebay.ac. The entertainment industry pressured the domain registry authorities of Sint Maarten to seize TPB’s .SX domain. 2013 has been quite a year for The Pirate Bay, so far. The website has changed not one or two but four locations. According to TorrentFreak, BREIN foundation takes credit for the .SX domain seizure.” Read more.

Local police are increasingly able to scoop up large amounts of cellphone data using new technologies, including cell tower dumps and secret mobile devices known as Stingrays. Here’s a closer look at how police do it. The National Security Agency isn’t the only government entity secretly collecting data from people’s cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too.” Read more.” Read more.

Cellphone Data Spying: It's Not Just the NSA
Cellphone Data Spying: It’s Not Just the NSA

“Administrators at a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts are being accused of canceling a Halloween concert last month because the lead singer of the band was “not black enough.” Read more.

College under fire for cancelling band because it is "not black enough."
College under fire for cancelling band because it is “not black enough.”

“The ‘coming persecution of Christians’ has already begun.  It is already here.  So why is the mainstream media in the United States almost totally silent about this phenomenon?  When some politician somewhere around the globe inadvertently offends homosexuals or Muslims, it instantly makes headline news.

What happened in Sadad is the most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two years and a half
The most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria in the past two years and a half.

“But very few Americans are even aware that it has been estimated that 100 million Christians are currently facing persecution and that approximately 100,000 Christians die for their faith each year.  As you are about to see, Christians all over the world are being burned alive, beheaded, crucified, tortured to death and imprisoned in metal shipping containers just because of what they believe.  This persecution goes on year after year and it is steadily intensifying.  But the governments of the western world and the mainstream media are almost entirely ignoring what is happening…” Read more.

“A man who sued police in Colorado Springs, Colo., for violating his Second Amendment rights has reportedly won more than $23,000 from the city, as local officers apparently did not know it was legal to “open carry” firearms at public parks.

Colorado Springs Police arrest James Sorensen in July 2012 for openly carrying a gun, despite the fact it's legal.
Colorado Springs Police arrest James Sorensen for openly carrying a gun.

“The saga of James Sorensen began in July 2012 at a homosexual-pride festival, just one day after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured. He was openly sporting a handgun on his hip, which prompted police to take him into custody. Sorensen’s arrest was caught on camera by his partner, who documented the discussion with officers who at one point threatened Sorensen with violence. (Watch raw video).

A man of many titles, Jesse Ventura is a politician, actor, author, US navy veteran and a former professional wrestler. He does not associate himself with either side of the political establishment. Jesse Ventura won the seat of 38th Governor of Minnesota as an independent candidate. He believes the same luck may push him to the top of American politics – to become president of the United States.” Read more at Veterans Today.

On this 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Alex broadcasts live from the scene of the crime in Dallas as the corporate media converges on Dealey Plaza and puts the establishment’s spin on today’s momentous event.

“Alex and the Infowars team defy the wishes of Dallas officialdom that had earlier attempted to suspend the First Amendment by outlawing citizens from engaging in the time-honored American tradition of pamphleteering and displaying banners with political messages. Earlier this week, authorities relented under threat of lawsuits by groups such as COPA and now begrudgingly allows limited First Amendment rights in designated areas. Infowars Nightly News host David Knight rides shotgun with Alex from the command center in Austin, Texas.”

Alan Jones | Melée began shortly after Jones spoke out against mainstream media and government’s official story about assassination of JFK.

Paul Joseph Watson | Cops incite violence during peaceful demonstration.

Kurt Nimmo | Preamble for capture of 2016 teleprompter throne demonizes popular whistleblower.

Steve Watson | Multiple polls on 50th anniversary show only around a third believe the lone gunman theory.

“Chase Bank confirmed to Infowars that all business account holders were being subjected to these new regulations. They indicated that customers would have to pay a fee on every dollar withdrawn over the limit.

Given that even a relatively small grocery store or restaurant is likely to turnover more than $50k a month in cash payments, this appears to be part of a wider move to shut down businesses who mainly deal in cash. Chase told us customers would have to upgrade to much more expensive accounts to avoid the capital controls, meaning larger corporations will not be affected. The bottom line is that banks think your money is their money and will do everything in their power to prevent you from withdrawing it in large quantities.” Read more.

“I admit that when I saw today’s breaking news on InfoWars.com about Chase Bank limiting cash withdrawals and banning international wire transfers, I was skeptical. Many readers didn’t believe it, either. So just to check it out, I called my own accounting team to ask if we had received a similar letter from Chase, announcing that no international wire transfers would be allowed after Nov. 17th. Sure enough, we were sent the same letter!” Mike Adams

“No one’s going to cut Social Security or Medicare. That’s another scare tactic,” Biddle said.” Read more. “The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in FY 2014 (which runs from October 2013 through September 2014), total federal income will be $3,042 billion and total spending will be $3,602 billion, a difference of $560 billion.” Read more.

Ed. Note: I really like Alex Jones. I listen to his radio show every day, practically. But I don’t always agree with everything he says and does. A God-given CIVIL right? Let’s be clear; a CIVIL right is actually a government-granted privilege extended to some type of fiction aka a citizen. A citizen has civil rights.

Around M4F, we prefer to call God-given rights either natural rights or unalienable rights. People – real men and women, not fictions – have these. In my opinion, gun rights and the right to self defense is natural and unalienable.

Is F**k-U-Shima melting down? Read it here. Learn about salt and iodine. What is “nascent iodine?” Read here. Check out this Alan Grayson playlist. Check out Paul Drockton. Can Google solve death? Have you heard about the NSA’s new “Flying Monkey”?

On his Sunday, October 13th edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the latest momentous developments in the Million Vet March in Washington as outraged veterans tear down “barrycades” and move on the White House, a development that has the government up in arms and deploying snipers and riot police in response. Alex also takes a look at the EBT welfare snafu as government IT fails stupendously and millions of “beneficiaries” of the state are left high and dry, unable to buy food, a situation blamed on the same sort of computer glitch that has hobbled the Obamacare registration fiasco…”

Published on Sep 5, 2013 – Sen Lindsey Graham has warned of a nuclear strike in S Carolina following the report by Alex Jones and Anthony Gucciardi about low key nuke transfer from Texas to South Carolina….

“Numbers from the latest Gallup poll reveal Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the way the nation is being run.’This is the lowest government satisfaction rating in Gallup’s history of asking the question dating back to 1971,’ admitted the polling agency.”

Poll: Americans’ Satisfaction With Gov’t Sinks to All-Time Low
Poll: Americans’ Satisfaction With Gov’t Sinks to All-Time Low

Read Featured Stories at Infowars, here. “Rapper 2 Chainz blames music directors for the prevalence of Illuminati symbolism in hip hop videos, not artists like himself or Jay-Z….However, this doesn’t explain why occult symbolism also pervades other areas of popular culture, including television, advertising and fashion – or why Jay-Z himself openly sings about and promotes Illuminati and satanic memes.” Read more.

Miley Cyrus Parodies Republican Party on SNL
Miley Cyrus Parodies Republican Party on SNL

HuffPostIn ‘We Did Stop (The Government),’ Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann, Taran Killam plays John Boehner, and they both show way more skin than we ever wanted to see from those Republican politicians…” Read more.

“Get ready to start voting on October 17, then tune in on November 3 to watch the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. We’re launching a new music awards celebration, created by YouTube and Spike Jonze, and it will be entirely built by you. The nominees will be the artists and videos you watched, shared, and loved the most over the past year. Then you decide who wins when we announce your nominees on October 17.”

“Presented by Kia, the YouTube Music Awards will feature performances from Seoul, Moscow, London and Rio, culminating in a new type of awards show in New York, where your favorite artists create new music videos in real time, live on YouTube, on Sunday, November 3. Stay tuned for the first-ever YouTube Music Awards.” Find more music contests, here.

Click the graphic (above) to view a Comet ISON Model Trajectory
Click the graphic (above) to view a Comet ISON Model Trajectory

“Lucifer’s DNA is a new movie based on the idea that the Bible contains a hidden code meant only for our generation to understand. Scripture is compared to DNA and ancient artwork…” The script and previews to the sequel may be found here; more here; and here.

What’s affected by the government shutdown? Read here. Also, check out USA vs US.

“The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11.” Read more.

"Yeah, Baby!"
“Yeah, Baby!”

Wake Up America articles at Before It’s News, here. Is FEMA planning a Drill Simulating Attack on the Power Grid for November 13th-14th? More from Dahboo77 here.

Dr. Evil: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have gathered here before me the world’s deadliest assassins, and yet each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry. And when Dr. Evil gets angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset… people DIE!” Read more quotes from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, here

GRIDEX II Objectives: 1. Validate the current readiness of the electricity industry to respond to a security incident, incorporating lessons learned from GridEx 2011. 2. Assess, test, and validate existing command, control and communication plans and tools for NERC and its stakeholders….” Read more.

The Washington Post says,Gen. Michael Hayden, a former NSA and CIA chief, shared a lot of opinions during a discussion at a Washington church Sunday, beyond his thoughts on terrorists’ love for Gmail and the U.S. government’s approach to the Internet.”

Read PRISM: NSA Spying Foils NSA Plot to Attack NSA here. “Hayden has also described the former NSA contractor [Snowden] as a “morally arrogant defector” who will likely become an alcoholic.” Read more at Infowars.

"Snowden will likely become an alcoholic." Hypocrite and Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden Badmouths Honest People Trying to Improve Their Lives
“Snowden will likely become an alcoholic.” Hypocrite and Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden badmouths honest people trying to improve their lives.

RCP “A military no trespassing sign is seen in front of Utah’s NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, Friday, June 7, 2013. President Barack Obama vigorously defended sweeping secret surveillance into America’s phone records and foreigners’ Internet use, declaring ‘we have to make choices as a society’….

US Corporation's Pet Project: NSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah
US Corporation’s Pet Project: NSA’s Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah

“It was revealed late Wednesday that the National Security Agency has been collecting the phone records of hundreds of millions of U.S. phone customers…” Read more at Real Clear Politics, here.

“The former head of the NSA and the CIA, Michael Hayden, told an audience at a cybersecurity conference today that he’d like to see whistleblower Edward Snowden placed on a US government targeted assassination list.” Read more.


patriotic and loyal Americans

…..should CHOOSE TO END THE US CORPORATION’s AND PRIVATE FEDERAL RESERVE’s TYRANNICAL CONTROL OF WE THE PEOPLES’ ECONOMY? Who are the “foreigners” and “terrorists” to whom Hypocrite and Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden is referring? Could he be referring to the American People? Who are “Big Brother” and “Uncle Sam?” Read Jurisdiction: Of People and Predators, more.


SHTFPlan “Something is amiss. Most Americans know this – they can feel it deep down inside – even if they don’t know what it is, things just don’t seem right. The signs are everywhere. The headlines are true….

“The global economy is faltering. The United States has become wholly dependent on the Federal Reserve injecting nearly $1 trillion dollars a year into financial markets and the U.S. government just to stay afloat. Over one hundred million Americans are living in poverty and dependent on government disbursements just to make ends meet.” Read more.

Job Security? “The so-called “government shut down” and the furloughing of thousands of non-essential federal employees has not prevented the opening of a $2 billion dollar NSA spy center in Utah which will snoop on Americans’ private emails, Google searches and phone calls….Rest assured, TSA grope downs, VIPR checkpoints, drone attacks, SWAT team raids, tax collection, torturing terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, arming jihadists in Syria and running guns to Mexican drug dealers will all continue unimpeded – as will NSA domestic spying.” Read more.

Published on Aug 22, 2013 “Zeke Layman from PowerPolitics.com joins us to talk about YOUR power as a Sovereign human being with natural born INALIENABLE rights. Zeke shares his perspective on a variety of Constitutional issues, including REAL money. Zeke says, “Paper money fuels the statutory schemes or fake laws while gold and silver fuel constitution and common law.” Zeke’s website:

For REAL News & Information: http://sgtreport.com/ http://thelibertymill.com/

“Health issues associated with Smart Meters are well documented. Legitimate concerns about ELF, extremely low frequency, will be inextricably linked to alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis following an FBI statement released on Wednesday.” Read more.

David Dees: Stop the Crime Dot Net
David Dees: Stop the Crime Dot Net

Ron Gibson Channel “On this Tuesday, September 24, edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex interviews former secret service agent Dan Bongino about the DC Navy Yard shooting and what it’s like to live inside the “DC Bubble.” He’ll also share his views on how politicians in both political parties have become so corrupt, that any focus on prescriptive policies for a better tomorrow have been lost….” Listen to his interview with Alex Jones, September 24, 2013, here.

“I will always be one of you. I will never be one of them. The “them” I am referring to is not an ethnic, racial, or cultural class, used by some disingenuous members of our political class to divide us, but the new “Members-Only” class of political aristocrats…” Check out Dan Bongino for Congress, here.

Before Its News By Susan Duclos – Well this is pretty creepy. “According to a notice sent by Senator Sheldon R. Songstad, Ret. of South Dakota State and published, with a video, which will be shown below, titled “Emergency Fema Region 3 Alert!!!,” the government obviously believes something big is coming.” Read more.

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Click to Check out Stop the Crime.Net and Deborah Tavares Website
Click to Check out Stop the Crime.Net and Deborah Tavares Website

Meet Rocky Anderson. Check out these videos. Have you seen Thor? Check out the Ancient Hebrew Research Center, here. Learn about Singing Bowls.

09/23/2013 “On this Monday, September 23 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the latest on the terrorist attack inside a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, allegedly perpetrated by the Somalia Islamic group, al-Shabaab. On today’s worldwide broadcast, Alex talks with New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi, who documents Obama’s connection to Kenyan Marxist politician and former prime minister Raila Odinga, al-Qaeda, and the recent terror attacks….

“….Corsi is the author of Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President and, most recently, Who Really Killed Kennedy?: 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About the JFK Assassination, a book arguing that the Kennedy assassination was organized at the highest levels of government by former CIA boss Allen Dulles with the support of then vice president LBJ. Alex also talks with investigator Bob Fletcher and whistleblower Deborah Tavares about smart meters, cyclotronic warfare, and mind control….”

“The country called the United States was taken over incrementally over the last 100 years. The government is a camouflage, it’s like you were on a cruse ship and pirates took over changed uniforms with the crew killed the captain, but every thing looks the same to the passengers, even the ship changes direction and you can’t tell them the ship has been taken over. They say you are crazy if you tell them the truth!” Read more.

NY Daily News The Navy Yard shooter carved “better off this way” into the shotgun he used to massacre people in Washington, D.C., according to two law enforcement officials. Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 Navy Yard employees, also carved “my ELF weapon” into stock of the firearm, sources told The Washington Post. Read more.

09/13/2013 On the Friday, Sept. 13 broadcast of the Alex Jones Show, Alex breaks down the leader of Al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri’s calls for “small-scale” attacks inside the US, all while the CIA openly arms and trains Syrian rebels in Jordan.

Alex also analyzes the media’s incessant attempts to shape public opinion in favor of war, the latest being CNN’s Christiane Amanpour who said bombing Syria is America’s “moral” obligation. On today’s show, Alex welcomes ex-CIA officer turned activist and journalist Ray McGovern to discuss the unfolding situation regarding Syria’s weapon disarmament. Alex also discusses the corruption and degradation of youth through symbols and messages embedded in the modern music industry with minister and author Keith Hudson. Hudson is also the father of pop star Katy Perry. We’ll also take your calls on this live worldwide transmission.

AMMOLAND: Obama and His Twin (Mini Me?) doublespeak - Arming Terrorists and Disarming Americans?
AMMOLAND: Obama and Mini Me doublespeak – Arming Terrorists and Disarming Americans?

New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- As a prospective military strike against the Syrian regime dominates the headlines, we are reminded by administration officials that any military action will not include boots on the ground and will not be focused on regime change.

In a turn of events mimicking an episode from the Twilight Zone, once-hawkish Republicans are advocating non-intervention and their peacenik colleagues across the aisle are actually supporting a military strike in the Middle East.

While Congress debates whether to physically attack the Assad Regime, many lawmakers are reevaluating whether to send military aid to the Syrian rebels. A limited military strike “also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition,” Obama told congressional leaders at a White House Meeting on Sept. 3, 2013. This comes months after the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence voted to approve the President’s plan to arm the Syrian opposition.” Read more.

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said today that “anarchists” have taken over Congress in reference to Republicans attempting to kill Obamacare.” Read more.

“The Monsanto Protection Act that grants Monsanto full immunity from federal courts is back, and once again it is being pushed by elected politicians who have utterly disregarded the very people they claim to represent.” Read more.

Vladimir Putin September 12, 2013 MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.

The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance.

Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

Mercenaries from Arab countries fighting there, and hundreds of militants from Western countries and even Russia, are an issue of our deep concern. Might they not return to our countries with experience acquired in Syria? After all, after fighting in Libya, extremists moved on to Mali. This threatens us all.

From the outset, Russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling Syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law. We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from sliding into chaos. The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council. Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”

But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes.

No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.

The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded.

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action.

I welcome the president’s interest in continuing the dialogue with Russia on Syria. We must work together to keep this hope alive, as we agreed to at the Group of 8 meeting in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June, and steer the discussion back toward negotiations.

If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues.

My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

Vladimir V. Putin is the president of Russia.

This article was posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

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