Subject: Syria

AS WAR DRUMS BEAT FOR SYRIA, REMEMBER, LIES AND PROPAGANDA STARTED NEARLY EVERY WAR IN US HISTORY
Believe it or not, using deceptive tactics to sway public opinion in favor of war is actually an official part of the US military's playbook. According to Wikileaks, the U.S. Army's publication "Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces" recommends funding terrorists for regime change operations and using false flag attacks to destabilize regimes that were unfriendly to western interests.
This is nothing new though, this is a part of American history, as nearly every war that the U.S. has ever been involved in was built upon lies. Below are some of the most well-documented examples of wars that were started because of lies and government propaganda.
Continue Reading...
http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/as-war-drums-beat-for-syria-remember-lies-and-propaganda-started-nearly-every-war-in-us-history/

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/lies-and-propaganda-started-nearly-every-war-in-us-history/
To get around the obstacle of public opinion, the United States government has an extensive history of lying their way into war.

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/24/syria-war-40-definitive-and-most-informative-links/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/04/18/syria-20-links-that-prove-regime-change-plans/

http://www.nationofchange.org/2017/04/23/syrian-war-dummies-three-versions/

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/debunking-10-lies-about-syria-and-assad.html

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/30/7-secrets-about-the-world-revealed-through-syrian-war/

There Was No Chemical Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtAm0OHW24
Published on Apr 11, 2018
Virginia State Senator Richard Black discusses the latest "chemical attack" in Syria as a false flag attempt at pressuring Trump into a reckless confrontation with Russia in Syria. Learn more here:
Enough! Call Congress And Your Senator And Tell Them To Shut Down Robert Mueller, Stop The British Drive To War
https://larouchepac.com/20180410/enough-call-congress-and-your-senator-and-tell-them-shutdown-robert-mueller-stop-british
https://larouchepac.com/sites/default/files/20180410-enough-final.pdf

Tucker Carlson Goes on Epic Rant Against War in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0niyl-vDBk
Tucker: Why is Washington united behind a war in Syria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-yba3R6IBY
Tucker Carlson REACTS To The Airstrike On Syria 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZyhxwZO7g
Tucker Carlson Tells Truth About Syria - Crosses Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbQB1EQ32CE

https://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/11-signs-of-false-flag.html

https://www.newstarget.com/2016-08-04-60-false-flags-admitted-by-presidents-politicians-generals-and-spies.html

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/21/weapons-of-syrian-rebels-pictures/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/27/secular-syria-under-assad-slideshow/
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Pink Floyd Frontman Stops Concert To Explain False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria
TOPICS:chemical weaponsFalse FlagJohn VibesSyria
April 17, 2018
By John Vibes
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/pink-floyd-frontman-stops-concert-to-explain-false-flag-chemical-attack-in-syria.html

During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.

Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify Western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.

"The White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists," Waters said. "That's my belief. We have opposing beliefs. If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings."

"What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people. And certainly not until we have done all the research that is necessary so that we would have a clear idea of what is really going on. Because we live in the world where propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on," he added.

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The White Helmets have been known to work with terrorists to achieve regime change in Syria. The White Helmets were also caught staging videos of atrocities in an attempt to bait Western powers into war and were later forced to apologize.
(http://thefreethoughtproject.com/world-inching-closer-world-war-iii-white-hat-imposters-promote-gas-attack-conspiracy-theory/)

The group also came under fire (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/white-helmets-dumping-syrian-soldier-bodies/) last June when video surfaced that showed members assisting in disposing of the dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. The US-backed "aid workers" were seen celebrating their kill whilst holding the heads of the dead.

As it stands, the White Helmets are heavily funded by the U.S. and the UK, as well as many other international entities. That may be the reason they always worked in rebel-held areas of the greater Syrian conflict. The WH (White Helmets) serves as a de facto propaganda wing of the West to sway public opinion into supporting regime change in Syria [for Israel and Saudi Arabia].

As proof, one only has to look to the story of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy reportedly pulled from the rubble of a bombed out building. Daqneesh's image was broadcast around the world and used as a propaganda tool against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The truth was later revealed (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/father-of-famous-aleppo-boy-just-exposed-how-the-us-white-helmets-lied-to-the-world/) by The Free Thought Project and others that it is highly likely the opposition itself destroyed the very building in which Daqneesh was residing, then used his image to promote the myth that he was attacked by Syrian forces.

According to The New York Times, Mr. Daqneesh (the boy's father) told the real story (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/world/middleeast/omran-daqneesh-syria-aleppo.html) of what happened immediately following the bombing. He never supported the opposition and appeared on Syrian state-run media to proclaim his support for Assad. He described how the White Helmets used his son as a propaganda tool without his permission.

"They took Omran, got him to the ambulance, where they filmed him. It was against my will. I was still upstairs in the house," Mr. Daqneesh said, adding that he was pressured, and even offered money to use his son as a pawn in propaganda against the Assad regime.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has been consistently anti-war throughout his entire career and is no stranger to controversy. As The Free Thought Project reported in 2016, (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-artists-scared-shtless-criticize-israels-crimes/) Waters made some bold statements about the war crimes of Israel in an interview with The Independent. He explained how artists are discouraged from speaking out about the atrocities taking place at the hands of the Israeli military.

"The only response to BDS is that it is anti-Semitic, I know this because I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years. My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel]. There's me and Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Manic Street Preachers, one or two others, but there's nobody in the United States where I live. I've talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less...." he said.

"If they say something in public they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed. I'm hoping to encourage some of them to stop being frightened and to stand up and be counted because we need them. We need them desperately in this conversation in the same way we needed musicians to join protesters over Vietnam," Waters added.

If propaganda is what the establishment uses to create a culture of war, then art is what the average person can use to create a culture of peace.

In times of oppression, it is very difficult for people to speak out against the constant tyranny, and when they do it can be even more difficult to get others to listen. Art is a subtle way of getting the message out to the masses. This is useful because a lot of times people are so entrenched in the mainstream culture that they will become defensive when they come face to face with facts that call their worldview into question. However, if these same ideas are presented in the form of art, people are much less defensive and are more willing to approach the information with an open mind. Art is also used by activists who want to send a message but still remain under the radar.

If you really examine some of the greatest works of art in history, you will find that the vast majority of the time, the artist was motivated by some kind of social cause. The art that really moves people and leaves a lasting impression is rarely made with the thought of making a buck or climbing the social ladder. In today's culture, massive advertising schemes and flashy graphics are enough to catch most people's attention long enough to make a purchase, but you'll find that the works of art with real staying power are typically sending some kind of social message.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUhjN3Vu6c

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John just won a 3-year-long battle with cancer, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments consider subscribing to his podcast to support. (https://www.patreon.com/Johnvibes) This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/)
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-stops-concert-to-oppose-war-and-call-out-white-helmet-propaganda/
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Father of Famous Aleppo Boy Just Exposed How the US & White Helmets Lied to the World
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/father-of-famous-aleppo-boy-just-exposed-how-the-us-white-helmets-lied-to-the-world/
An image of Omran Daqneesh, dusty and bloodied in the back of an ambulance, did not suffer grave injuries from Syrian government forces, after all -- in fact, the whole story was an elaborate lie...

Pink Floyd Frontman: US Artists are "Scared Sh*tless" of Criticizing Israel's Crimes
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-artists-scared-shtless-criticize-israels-crimes/
In a bombshell interview with the Independent, Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters took a courageous stance. He pointed out how people in the industry are persecuted and labeled as antisemitic for merely calling out the many public crimes of Israel.
Even a top Israeli general, during the country's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, addressed and exposed the controversy when he likened the atmosphere in modern day Israel to 1930's Nazi Germany.
"If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in Europe in general, and in Germany specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of them here among us in the year 2016," Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the Israeli army's deputy chief of staff said...

Western Media Finally Investigates Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria and Finds "NO EVIDENCE"
April 18, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/western-media-finally-goes-to-syria-to-report-on-alleged-chem-attack-find-no-evidence/
Reporters who traveled to Syria to investigate claims of a chemical attack carried out by the Syrian government found that residents believe the event was staged by [US supported] rebel forces...
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Pink Floyd Frontman Leaks Email Exposing How White Helmets Recruit Celebs With Saudi Money
April 21, 2018
By John Vibes
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/pink-floyd-frontman-leaks-email-exposing-how-white-helmets-recruit-celebs-with-saudi-money.html

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/roger-waters-white-helmets-1392x731.jpg

Earlier this week, The Free Thought Project reported that Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters stopped a concert in Barcelona to warn the crowd about pro-war propaganda that is coming from a group in Syria known as the White Helmets.
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-stops-concert-to-oppose-war-and-call-out-white-helmet-propaganda/

In the days since Waters has taken several interviews to further explain his views, the most interesting of which was with a group called the Grayzone Project, where exclusive Emails were featured, (https://grayzoneproject.com/2018/04/19/exclusive-emails-show-how-the-white-helmets-tried-to-recruit-roger-waters-with-saudi-money/) showing conversations between Waters' team and representatives of the White Helmets.

Waters' first encounter with the White Helmets was actually long before his April 13 concert, back in October 2016 when Saudi-British billionaire Hani Farsi invited him to a lavish fundraiser that he was holding on behalf of the White Helmet affiliated group "The Syria Campaign."

The Syria Campaign is a subsidiary of the New York-based PR agency, Purpose, which claims to be impartial in the Syrian civil war. But as Alternet reported, (https://www.alternet.org/world/inside-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-driving-western-opinion-towards-regime-change-syria) they are on a mission to provoke western intervention in the region and have even openly called for a no-fly zone. (https://www.facebook.com/TheSyriaCampaign/posts/901726189919395:0) The Syria Campaign works very closely with the White Helmets and likely has many of the same members.

Last year, the Syria Campaign paid actors up to $600 each to participate in a pro-White Helmet flash mob and orchestral performance at New York City's Grand Central Station.

Participants in astroturfed White Helmets concert & flashmob were paid up to $600 each by a public relations firm, Ubers were paid for too pic.twitter.com/5KTkIUEv4g
-- Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) March 5, 2017

Despite the firm's best efforts to fill the crowd with people at least pretending to be in favor of their message, anti-war activists still showed up to protest the event, (https://youtu.be/d6j74m5e80Y) holding up signs that read "Hands off Syria!" "This is U.S. war propaganda," and "No U.S. bases in Syria."

Anti-war activists disrupt pro-White Helmets concert at NYC's Grand Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6j74m5e80Y

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The White Helmets were founded in Turkey by a former British MI5 officer named James Le Mesurier. The group has received at least $55 million (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2mWdvgCOqs) from the UK government and an additional $23 million (https://web.archive.org/web/20160825185241/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2016/04/256667.htm) from the U.S. government, both of whom have regime change interests in the region. According to data agency Gov Tribe, (https://govtribe.com/contract/award/aiddoti000800033-aidoaato1300003) the U.S. government has given at least $339.6 million in foreign aid to groups attempting to bring about a "transition" in Syria.

The "transition" that the White Helmets and affiliated groups are hoping to bring in Syria is far from peaceful and well-intentioned. Members of the WH have been filmed and photographed standing and celebrating with Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists after battles, (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/white-helmets-celebrate-massacre-civilians/) helping to conduct public executions, (https://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/white-helmets-assisting-public-executions-rebel-held-syria) and they were even caught carrying around headless bodies. (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/white-helmets-dumping-syrian-soldier-bodies/)

The Syria Campaign has attempted to cover up these atrocities by dismissing (https://diary.thesyriacampaign.org/killing-the-truth/) video evidence as "Russian propaganda," a familiar excuse that has been parroted by government representatives in the U.S. and the UK.

The event that Waters was invited to in 2016 was officially sponsored by one of Farsi's holding companies, called the Corniche Group.

According to the company's website,

For the past fifty years, the Farsi family has been active in Europe and the Middle East in urban planning, real estate, property development, the arts, and philanthropy. Led by Hani Farsi, the son of visionary civic leader and philanthropist Mohammed Said Farsi who is credited with shaping modern Saudi Arabia into a global business power player.

The invitation that Waters received said:

I am writing to invite you and a guest to join Hani at a fundraising dinner that he is hosting on Monday 21st November on behalf of The Syria Campaign...The Asfari Foundation provided the start-up funds for The Syria Campaign and we will be joined on the evening by Sawsan Asfari...Their work with The White Helmets has helped these rescue workers attract more than $15 million in government funding and turned them into household names -- narrowly missing out on the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Waters said he did his research and was suspicious of the motives that these interests had, so he never responded and avoided getting involved in those efforts. Instead, Waters did his own research on what was going on in Syria and used his platform to speak out against U.S. intervention.

Unfortunately, a handful of other celebrities did take the bait and signed on to publicly support the White Helmets and the Syria Campaign. These names include George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Daniel Craig, Justin Timberlake, Aziz Ansari and Zoe Saldana.

"I was quite suspicious after I was invited to that [White Helmets] dinner. And now my worst suspicions have been confirmed," Waters told the Grayzone Project. "I would encourage the celebrities who've signed to endorse the White Helmets to stop supporting them because we know what they are. I don't blame them for having bought into it. On the face of it, it felt plausible that the White Helmets were just good people doing good things. But now we know they're trying to encourage the West to drops bombs and missiles illegally in Syria."

Then just last week before his recent concert, Waters was approached yet again through e-mail, this time by a French photojournalist named Pascal Hanrion who described himself as a "militant with the Syrian White Helmets."

The Email read:

Good afternoon, my name is Pascal Hanrion, I'm photo reporter and climber. I'm a militant with the Syrian White Helmets to denounce crimes against humanity in Syria, especially against children. Last Sunday, I made an important happening in Paris, climbing to the top of center Georges Pompidou museum. I am in Barcelona to do the same, in relation with a very powerful Syrian network. Please, could I meet Roger Water to ask to invite me few seconds on the stage tomorrow during the concert to send a message with him to the children of Syria 'you are not forgotten!'

As I reported earlier this week, Waters did not give this man his requested time onstage but instead addressed the audience himself with a message of peace and non-intervention.

These Emails give a behind the scenes look at how pro-war PR firms attempt to harness the power of celebrity to promote political ideas that these celebrities often know very little about. These agencies are depending on busy artists or musicians to take them at their word in regards to life-and-death political issues, but luckily at least a few of them seem to be doing their research.

(White Helmets Emails to Roger Waters by Max Blumenthal on Scribd)
https://www.scribd.com/document/376783456/White-Helmets-Emails-to-Roger-Waters#from_embed

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John just won a 3-year-long battle with cancer, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments consider subscribing to his podcast to support. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

Related:

Exclusive Emails Show How The White Helmets Tried To Recruit Roger Waters With Saudi Money
https://grayzoneproject.com/2018/04/19/exclusive-emails-show-how-the-white-helmets-tried-to-recruit-roger-waters-with-saudi-money/

White Helmets Emails to Roger Waters
https://www.scribd.com/document/376783456/White-Helmets-Emails-to-Roger-Waters#from_embed
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WATCH: Pink Floyd Frontman Stops Concert To Explain False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-stops-concert-to-oppose-war-and-call-out-white-helmet-propaganda/
"What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people," Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said.
By John Vibes -
April 17, 2018
Pink Floyd
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/pink-floyd-frontman-stops-concert-to-oppose-war-and-call-out-white-helmet-propaganda/

During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.

Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.

"The White Helmets is a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists," Waters said. "That's my belief. We have opposing beliefs. If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings."

"What we should do is go and persuade our governments not to go and drop bombs on people. And certainly not until we have done all the research that is necessary so that we would have a clear idea of what is really going on. Because we live in the world where propaganda seems to be more important than the reality of what is really going on," he added.

The White Helmets have been known to work with terrorists to achieve regime change in Syria. The white helmets were also caught staging videos of atrocities in an attempt to bait western powers into war and were later forced to apologize.

The group also came under fire last June when video surfaced that showed members assisting in disposing of the dead bodies of Syrian soldiers. The US-backed "aid workers" were seen celebrating their kill whilst holding the heads of the dead.

As it stands, the White Helmets are heavily funded by the U.S. and the UK, as well as many other international entities. That may be the reason they always worked in rebel-held areas of the greater Syrian conflict. The WH serve as a de facto propaganda wing of the West to sway public opinion into supporting regime change in Syria.

As proof, one only has to look to the story of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy reportedly pulled from the rubble of a bombed out building. Daqneesh's image was broadcast around the world and used as a propaganda tool against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The truth was later revealed by The Free Thought Project and others that it is highly likely the opposition itself destroyed the very building in which Daqneesh was residing, then used his image to promote the myth that he was attacked by Syrian forces.

According to The New York Times, Mr. Daqneesh told the real story of what happened immediately following the bombing. He never supported the opposition and appeared on Syrian state-run media to proclaim his support for Assad. He described how the White Helmets used his son as a propaganda tool without his permission.

"They took Omran, got him to the ambulance, where they filmed him. It was against my will. I was still upstairs in the house," Mr. Daqneesh said, adding that he was pressured, and even offered money to use his son as a pawn in propaganda against the Assad regime.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has been consistently anti-war throughout his entire career and is no stranger to controversy. As The Free Thought Project reported in 2016, Waters made some bold statements about the war crimes of Israel in an interview with The Independent. He explained how artists are discouraged from speaking out about the atrocities taking place at the hands of the Israeli military.

"The only response to BDS is that it is anti-Semitic, I know this because I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years. My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel]. There's me and Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Manic Street Preachers, one or two others, but there's nobody in the United States where I live. I've talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s***less...." he said.

"If they say something in public they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed. I'm hoping to encourage some of them to stop being frightened and to stand up and be counted because we need them. We need them desperately in this conversation in the same way we needed musicians to join protesters over Vietnam," Waters added.

If propaganda is what the establishment uses to create a culture of war, then art is what the average person can use to create a culture of peace.

In times of oppression, it is very difficult for people to speak out against the constant tyranny, and when they do it can be even more difficult to get others to listen. Art is a subtle way of getting the message out to the masses. This is useful because a lot of times people are so entrenched in the mainstream culture that they will become defensive when they come face to face with facts that call their worldview into question. However, if these same ideas are presented in the form of art, people are much less defensive and are more willing to approach the information with an open mind. Art is also used by activists who want to send a message but still remain under the radar.

If you really examine some of the greatest works of art in history, you will find that the vast majority of the time, the artist was motivated by some kind of social cause. The art that really moves people and leaves a lasting impression is rarely made with the thought of making a buck or climbing the social ladder. In today's culture, massive advertising schemes and flashy graphics are enough to catch most people's attention long enough to make a purchase, but you'll find that the works of art with real staying power are typically sending some kind of social message.

ROGER WATERS WHITE HELMETS ARE FAKE PROPAGANDA CONSTRUCT FOR TERRORISTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUhjN3Vu6c

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: US escalation around the world 'desperately dangerous'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7jcvfbLoIA
RT
Published on Aug 11, 2017
Rock legend Roger Waters speaks to RT America in a wide-ranging interview. In addition to discussing President Donald Trump, ongoing tensions between the US and Russia, and the Israel lobby, Waters called out Radiohead's Thom Yorke for refusing to participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights
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Interview With Boy In "Chemical" Attack Video: "We Didn't See Any Chemical Attack Symptoms"
https://freedomoutpost.com/interview-with-boy-in-chemical-attack-video-we-didnt-see-any-chemical-attack-symptoms/
One of the medical workers, who was reportedly on shift at the time, said he was surprised by the sudden influx. "Some people came here and washed people. They said: 'Chemical attack. Chemical attack.' We didn't see any chemical attack symptoms," he added. He did, however, say that there were many people with respiratory problems as a result of dust from recent bombings in the city...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Explains The Real Reason The West Is Trying To Destabilize Syria
RiseEarth 12:28 PM World Truth
by Arjun Walia; Collective Evolution (http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/04/18/robert-f-kennedy-jr-explains-the-real-reason-the-west-is-trying-to-destabilize-syria/)
https://www.riseearth.com/2018/04/robert-f-kennedy-jr-explains-real.html

"The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain

The recent chemical gas attack in Syria has once again lit a fire under the global population, a split is being created. Every single year, the divide as to what's really happening in Syria gets stronger and stronger. Although division and the constant opposing narrative's between the mass population only creates more conflict, drama, and confusion, in this case it's much different, because before it was simply believe what we hear, now, we are learning to question it.

What we have here is a classic case of media giants spewing opposing views. On one hand, we have the western military alliance claiming that a chemical attack occurred in Syria and was done so by the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, despite the fact that absolutely no evidence of this being so was presented. This narrative is dished out from intelligence agencies via western mainstream media. Investigations are currently taking place as to what really happened there, as the OPCW chemical weapons inspectors recently arrived inside of Douma to do an inspection, as it would be nice to actually have some real evidence that a chemical weapons attack occurred.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--FvW_zuNREI/WthgVbcfoEI/AAAAAAAASHk/D_W37hb4cbADX8EwMzoUQkXkUau8bNB4gCLcBGAs/s640/pipeline2.png

On the other side of the coin, there are a number of journalists, academicians and politicians who've voiced their concern that this could be a "false flag" attack. In fact, after the last supposed chemical weapons attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin came out and said (http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/04/11/putin-the-chemical-attack-in-syria-was-a-false-flag-more-are-being-prepared-in-syria/) that it was a "false" flag and that "more are being prepared in Syria." Not long ago, a Russian general went on Russian national T.V. letting the citizens know that they had intel of another staged gas attack to occur in Syria. Despite the fact that a large portion of westerners resonate with this viewpoint, it is still greeted with a harsh response in many cases, often deemed as "Russian propaganda." Obviously, Assad has denied any chemical weapons attack on his own people.

As a side note, when we say staged, we mean just that, with crisis actors being involved. On the other hand, there are also staged real events, where people do lose their lives and are actually victims of weapons attack, that could be the case here in Syria as well.

The Deep State has a long history of labelling foreigners as dictators, sponsoring terrorist activities in those countries and influencing a regime change to suit their own best interests. These are facts that are hard to argue against, and many political and military figures from around the world, including the United States, on-top of uncountable academicians, have all expressed their concern that this is exactly what we're seeing in Syria right now.

Can you imagine? A power so strong that they have their hands in the creation of terrorist activity, in order to justify the invasion of another country for ulterior motives, while looking like the humanitarian and 'saviour?'

I don't want to get into it here, as I recently published an article that goes into a little more detail about the recent chemical attack in Syria, linked below:

MIT Professor Emeritus Claims Latest Chemical Attack In Syria Was Not Assad's Doing
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/04/14/mit-professor-emeritus-claims-latest-chemical-attack-in-syria-was-not-assads-doing/

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Perspective

I want to focus on long time activist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and zero in on his post about the chemical weapons attack that was blamed on Assad, prior to the most recent one.

Kennedy writes,
https://www.ecowatch.com/syria-another-pipeline-war-1882180532.html?page=2

"America's unsavoury record of violent interventions in Syria -- Obscure to the American people yet well known to Syrians -- sowed fertile ground for the violent Islamic Jihadism that now complicates any effective response by our government to address the challenges of ISIS. So long as the American public and policymakers are unaware of this past, further interventions are likely to only compound the crisis. Moreover, our enemies delight in our ignorance."

Also, I believe it's important to mention that when the term 'Islamic State' or 'Islamic Jihadism' is used, it in no way represents any muslim person whatsoever.

"The global war on terrorism is a US undertaking, which is fake, it's based on fake premises. It tells us that somehow America and the Western world are going after a fictitious enemy, the Islamic state, when in fact the Islamic state is fully supported and financed by the Western military alliance and America's allies in the Persian Gulf. ... They say Muslims are terrorists, but it just so happens that terrorists are Made in America. They're not the product of Muslim society." -- Dr. Michel Chossudovsky

This quote highlights one of many examples of how religion is being used by the global elite to basically create chaos, making their intervention a little easier.

Kennedy believes this is another pipeline war, citing the fact that the world's addiction to oil, when oil is completely unnecessary at this point, is creating social chaos, war, terror, the refugee crisis overseas, and the loss of democracy and civil rights both abroad and at home.

He is no doubt correct, and obviously has knowledge of this type of thing given who he is and what he and his family have experienced inside the realm of geopolitics.

Kennedy states, "we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology and focus on the more complex rationales of history and oil, which mostly point the finger of blame for terrorism back at the champions of militarism, imperialism and petroleum here on our own shores."

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SAni7Sk6gFs/WthfKrUrCbI/AAAAAAAASHY/yG3xWmyAThIO_7hjYACAkB-Zx0ElyMA6wCLcBGAs/s640/pipeline.jpg

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[Note: for an explanation of these pipelines see the section "The Pipeline" in the article "6 Reasons Why Russia Cares So Much About Syria" (without the quotes) below or at https://www.activistpost.com/2015/10/6-reasons-why-russia-cares-so-much-about-syria.html ; also see, "US Destroying Syria's Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS" or at https://journal-neo.org/2014/11/01/us-destroying-syria-s-oil-infrastructure-under-guise-of-fighting-isis/ or https://www.activistpost.com/2014/11/us-destroying-syrias-oil-infrastructure.html]

The truth is, plans to create dramatic political change in multiple countries have been in the works for quite some time.

Titled "Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change," this document was written in July of 1986 by the Foreign Subversion and Instability Center, part of the CIA's Mission Center for Global Issues.
https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP86T01017R000100770001-5.pdf

It states its mission to analyze "a number of possible scenarios that could lead to the ouster of President Assad or other dramatic change in Syria." Though the document is 25 years old, it shows that the U.S. plans to influence and infiltrate Syria to create change that would suit their own interests and dates back well over 30 years.

The document also comes with similar testimony from insiders. One example would be former Four Star General Wesley Clark, who was the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe of NATO from 1997-2000. Clark said, in an interview with Democracy Now, that the U.S. had plans to invade countries in the Middle East, including Syria, for no justified reason at all. He offered the sentiments of some within the American military, that they have a "good military" and that they can "take down governments." He spoke of a memo that described how the U.S. had "plans to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran" (source).

General Wesley Clark explains Libyan invasion, Syria, Somalia planned years in advance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSNyPS0fXpU
seanlaca
Published on Mar 24, 2011
Gen. Wesley Clark claims that ten days after 911 military invasions of Iraq and Libya, with several other Middle Eastern countries, were already planned and settled beforehand.
Iraq and Libya have fallen with the help of US and NATO forces. Obama has now shifted his focus onto Sudan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNU10XyoRpc
US has also targeted Syria and Iran and is currently fighting covert wars in those two countries:
Syria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTQyCODgyjU
Iran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbT5XFnhUGw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdjNY5PJNxM

In Kennedy's article, he explains how long before the 2003 occupation of Iraq by the United States (which was justified by 9/11), the US government triggered the Sunni uprising which has now become the 'Islamic State.' "The CIA had nurtured violent Jihadism as a Cold War weapon and freighted U.S./Syrian relationships with toxic baggage," explains Kennedy.

"The CIA began its active meddling in Syria in 1949 -- barely a year after the agency's creation. Syrian patriots had declared war on the Nazis, expelled their Vichy French colonial rulers and crafted a fragile secularist democracy based on the American model. But in March of 1949, Syria's democratically elected president, Shukri-al-Kuwaiti, hesitated to approve the Trans Arabian Pipeline, an American project intended to connect the oil fields of Saudi Arabia to the ports of Lebanon via Syria. In his book, Legacy of Ashes, CIA historian Tim Weiner recounts that in retaliation, the CIA engineered a coup, (http://andmagazine.com/us/1367912634.html) replacing al-Kuwaiti with the CIA's handpicked dictator, (https://documentation.onesignal.com/docs/difference-between-web-and-mobile-push) a convicted swindler named Husni al-Za'im. Al-Za'im barely had time to dissolve parliament and approve the American pipeline before his countrymen deposed him, 14 weeks into his regime."

Syria is one of multiple countries currently standing that has not been completely destroyed and transformed by the United States.

In order for these interventions to occur, the United States and their allies desperately need to justify reasons for intervention to their populace.

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of."
-- Edward Bernays ("the father of public relations"), Propaganda, 1928 (note that Bernays' book, Propaganda, begins with the above quote). (https://archive.org/details/Propaganda1928ByEdwardL.Bernays)
https://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/pdf/Bernays_Propaganda_in_english_.pdf
http://edward-bernays.soup.io/post/19658768/Edward-Bernays-Propaganda-1928-pdf-PDF-357
https://archive.org/details/EdwardL.BernaysPropaganda

The point is, the idea that these gas attacks are false flag events, and the idea that the US has their hand in such attacks to help oust Assad, while at the same time branding him a dictator and a war criminal, is nothing new. It's not 'Russian propaganda' and it's something that's been happening for a long time.

The Bigger Picture

We're obviously going to get nowhere on any subject if human consciousness is continually divided as to what's really happening. Thankfully, human consciousness is changing, and the conflict that's been taking place in Syria right now is a great example. If these attacks happened not but 5 years ago, maybe 10, the idea that this was a "false flag" wasn't even a narrative within the mainstream. At least now we have a large portion of the population addressing questions and concerns that weren't really addressed in the past. This is a great example of how humanity is waking up, and if we want to stop these problems, we must first identify them, and that's what's happening. This means that people are actually doing some critical thinking, and doing some independent research instead of constantly being influenced by the perspective of mainstream media.

This is an encouraging sign.
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6 Reasons Why Russia Cares So Much About Syria
TOPICS:Brandon TurbevilleMiddle EastRussia
October 7, 2015
By Brandon Turbeville
https://www.activistpost.com/2015/10/6-reasons-why-russia-cares-so-much-about-syria.html

As the potential for direct military confrontation between the United States/NATO and Russia in Syria escalates by the day, the vast majority of Americans have little clue why the Russians would have ever become involved in the crisis to begin with. Undoubtedly, most of them believe what they are told through the mainstream media -- that Russia is yet again acting aggressively in its plans for total world domination and the establishment of the Fourth Reich.

For many observers in the alternative media, understanding the Russian move is somewhat more sophisticated but still substantially lacking. For instance, while some simply oppose the Russian involvement on the basis of not wanting to see any further escalation, others heap lavish praise upon Putin for his decisions and present the Russian president as the potential leader for the world. At times, the adulation borders on the cult of personality, a dangerous situation regardless of the pure motives of the individual at the center of worship.

It is true that, in the recent geopolitical back and forth that has been taking place between Russia and the West, the Russians have acted entirely in self-defense and that is has been the West that has provoked the current tensions. Indeed, in the context of Syria, Iran, and Ukraine, Russia has clearly stood on the right side of history while the United States and NATO move further and further in the opposite direction.

However, while Russia has indeed acted and continues to act as a savior in Syria, Iran, and Ukraine, it is important to note that Russian foreign policy is not an act of charity and that, ultimately, Putin's concern is centered with the fate of Russia. Whatever the world wishes to see Putin do in Syria will be subject to the geopolitical, national, and domestic interest of Russia, a stance once can scarcely criticize any national leader for maintaining.

Below are a number of reasons that Putin and Russia are so concerned with the fate of Syria.

1.) The Pipeline

The West has long desired a Qatari pipeline project that would stem from the oil fields of Qatar and traverse Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey before making its way to Europe. Besides the obvious benefits for Qatar and the basic addition of another source of oil and gas for Europe, the pipeline would represent a substantial reduction in the amount of leverage Russia currently holds over Europe. As of today, Russia is the main provider of the majority of Europe's oil and gas. If the EU decides to act too provocatively in its eastern regions, Ukraine, or other areas of the Russian sphere of influence, Russia has the trump card of being able to turn off the oil and gas spigot, leaving Europe in the dark and cold. Europe would then be left with few options in the short to medium term other than to come around to Russia's way of thinking. With the development of the Qatari pipeline, however, that trump card would be removed as Europe would then simply open the Qatari spigot further to make up for what was lost when the Russians cut there's off. In that event, Russia would also be deprived of a substantial amount of oil and gas-related income.

Assad nixed the Qatari pipeline idea back in 2009 in favor of the Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline that would have seen oil and gas coming from Iran through Iraq and Syria and on into Europe. While not directly beneficial to Russia's oil company Gazprom, the pipeline is one that is owned and operated by Russian allies who are generally beholden to Russian support in the United Nations Security Council and military support when faced with NATO/American war efforts. The Russian leverage over Europe would thus largely still exist and the "out" provided by Qatar would be prevented.

2.) The Warm Water Port

The quest for warm water ports has long played a major role in Russian foreign policy history. Currently, Russia boasts of a number of those ports -- Sevastopol, Crimea, and Tartus.

The Syrian port of Tartus has no doubt been a major force behind Russian support of Assad and Syria throughout the crisis. Up until this point, however, the Russians only controlled a portion of the Tartus port. Recently, however, in concert with Russian military involvement, Russia now controls virtually the entire port. The control of the entirety of the Tartus port most certainly sweetened the deal in terms of Russian involvement. This new development has caused many to wonder whether or not Russia was able to squeeze greater control of the Tartus port out of Assad at a critical moment when Syria needed Russian help the most. It is also worth mentioning of the development of a Russian airbase in Latakia, a port city in its own right.

3.) Strategic Influence

Strategic influence plays a major role in the Russian decision as well. Syria has been in its "sphere of influence" for quite some time, but it has also acted one of the last Russian outposts in the Middle East after the fall of the Soviet Union. Russia does not want to lose this asset, with its pipeline potential, buffering qualities against Western aggression, and, of course, the warm water port. Furthermore, a closer alliance with Syria portends a closer alliance with Iran, the last country on the chessboard to fall before the assault begins on Russia and China proper. Russia's alliance with Iran is a separate discussion but, suffice it to say that a greater alliance with Iran is to Russia's distinct advantage and the close alliance with Syria facilitates that needed alliance with Iran. Likewise, with its entrance into the fight against ISIS, Russia has solidified good relationships with Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Hezbollah.

4.) The Domino Theory

As mentioned above, Russia is presumably aware of the strategy being used against it -- i.e. the attempt to chip away at all nations that resist the dictates of the NATO power structure and, in particular, areas of Russian alliance and influence before finally turning its sights directly on Russia itself. The creeping moves to gradually surround Russia cannot go unnoticed. If Syria falls, so falls Hezbollah. Iran will be isolated. Once Iran falls, there is little else left beyond Russia itself. Putin will then see the increase of terrorism in Russian territories and a greater push east by NATO in Ukraine. In essence, Russia is attempting to prevent the dominoes from falling.

5.) Fighting Terrorism Abroad

The use of Islamic fundamentalists as proxy fighters in Syria long ago raised the eyebrows of Russian leaders because, if for no other reason, that a number of Chechen fighters were flocking to the Middle East in order to engage in Jihad. The fear was not only that they would return to Russia and begin launching terror attacks but that the networks that control both Middle Easter jihadists and the Chechen variety would begin directing their proxies to attack Russia inside Russia, i.e. Chechnya and even farther inside the country. With the constant threat of Western-backed Chechen fighters in Russia launching attacks inside the country in the forefront, Turkey and the puppet government of Ukraine recently collaborated in the creation of "Muslim brigades" to be used against Russia in Crimea and other areas surrounding or in Russia. Thus, Russia is attempting to "fight ISIS abroad so they don't have to fight them at home" by destroying an organized structure that may exist in Syria and hopefully reducing the number of dupes, fanatics, and psychopaths in absolute number.

6.) Turkish Expansion

While perhaps not the most extensive threat by any means, Turkey is attempting to spread its influence across the Middle East and Asia, a theatre that includes Russia as a target as well. While Turkey has provided Yeomen's service in the agenda of NATO and the Anglo-Americans, it is clear that megalomaniacs like Erdoghan have pipe dreams of re-establishing the Ottoman Empire. These dreams are, in reality, delusions. However, these dreams make Turkey dangerous in the meantime, particularly to Russia. The attempt to promote Uyghur terrorism in Asia, in and around Russia's Asian/Eurasian borders, and Tatar terror in Crimea is reason enough for Russia to attempt to crush Turkey's plan for Syria.

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While Russia's position in Syria is, without a doubt beneficial to the Syrian people, it should not be romanticized that the Russian government is simply sitting at home watching the crisis unfold, overcome with concern for the victims of the war. The truth is that many factors have come into play in this regard. We should not allow ourselves to assume that world leaders are concerned with all of the same issues as the people they "lead."

Still, it is without question that, in regards to Syria, Ukraine, and virtually the entire geopolitical angle, Russia finds itself on the right side of history. As observers, activists, and people of the world, we must support these efforts where they match up with our own agenda and principles, and be prepared to oppose them when they do not.

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Big Oil, Qataris, Saudis Lick Lips As US 'Fights ISIS' By Bombing Syrian Pipelines
TOPICS:Brandon TurbevilleISISSyria
October 26, 2014
Brandon Turbeville
https://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/big-oil-qataris-saudis-lick-lips-as-us.html

In yet another example of the infantile nature of NATO propaganda regarding the Syrian crisis, it is now being reported in the mainstream media that that the United States must bomb Syrian oil pipelines in order to defeat the ISIS threat that NATO itself created.

While logically fallacious, the rationale offered to the American public remains that ISIS is making millions of dollars per day via the sale of the oil taken from the fields in its possession on the black market to a number of different states.

Yet, while the U.S. media does not bother to explain just how ISIS manages to extract, refine, and ship the oil, or how it is able to procure deals, and complete their transactions outside of the knowledge of Western militaries, governments, and intelligence agencies to the tune of $2 million per day, these outlets do provide the solution -- bomb the oil pipelines belonging to Bashar al-Assad.

Of course, while it is most likely true that ISIS is using their commandeered oil sites to support themselves on a number of fronts, and even attempting (with some success) to sell that oil, the idea that ISIS is somehow able to evade the most sophisticated monitoring network in the entire world during the process of obtaining, refining, selling, and delivering oil across the region is entirely unbelievable. Indeed, it is about as believable as the claim that ISIS was able to seize such large swaths of territory across Syria and Iraq without the knowledge of the United States and NATO.

Regardless, it must be pointed out that, among the countries listed as hosting ISIS customers by mainstream outlets like CNN, Turkey and Jordan are at the top of the list, both close American allies and one a member of NATO. Even more interesting is the fact that ISIS has also allegedly sold "black market" oil to buyers in a number of EU member states.

Still, this newly-formed ISIS oil company is now claimed to be one of the US' "primary concerns" by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, Julieta Valls Noyes, during her recent trip to London. As usual, the U.S. response to its "concerns" involves the "possibility of airstrikes."

Of course, having crossed the boundaries of sanity and logic a long time ago, the United States and its media mouthpieces are now pushing the fantasy that Bashar Al-Assad is one of the buyers of ISIS oil.

In other words, NATO and the U.S. in particular are trying to convince the general public that Bashar al-Assad, who has been fighting ISIS and related terror organizations for at least 4 years, is now buying oil from ISIS in order to fight ISIS. Therefore, according to the American government, the U.S. must fight ISIS by blowing up the oil pipelines that rightfully belong to Assad so ISIS does not fund itself by selling oil to Assad.

Of course, this is not merely staggering logic. It is a lie. It is nothing more than a cover to mask the true nature of the funding of ISIS and other takfiri militants operating in Iraq and Syria, namely that the funding is coming from the United States, NATO, and the GCC. Like the ridiculous claims that ISIS was funding itself entirely through secretive private Twitter donations, the "oil sales" argument is one that should be taken with a healthy dose of salt. After all, mainstream outlets are also asserting that ISIS is selling some of this oil to the Syrian government, a lose-win-lose situation for both sides and a rather poor attempt to portray Assad as an ally of ISIS.

In reality, it should always be remembered that ISIS is entirely a creation of the West and that it remains fundamentally under the control of NATO and the GCC.

Another relevant piece of the puzzle that must be kept in mind is the coveted Qatari oil pipeline desired by both Qatar and the United States. This pipeline would run up from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey and, from there, on to the rest of Europe. The establishment of this pipeline would have provided for a much-needed backup plan for Europe that is currently dependent on Russia for much of its supply. Remember, it was in 2009 that Assad nixed the plan for the development of this pipeline.

In lieu of the Qatari deal, Assad began negotiating a deal with Iran that would have seen a pipeline built across Iraq and Syria that also would have provided gas to Europe.

As Nafeez Ahmed wrote for The Guardian in 2013,

The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline plan was a "direct slap in the face" to Qatar's plans. No wonder Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in a failed attempt to bribe Russia to switch sides, told President Vladmir Putin that "whatever regime comes after" Assad, it will be "completely" in Saudi Arabia's hands and will "not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports", according to diplomatic sources. When Putin refused, the Prince vowed military action.

With this in mind, one can clearly see the incentive that Western governments would have in the destruction not only of the potential Iran-Iraq-Syria oil/gas pipeline but also of the existing oil and gas pipeline infrastructure that currently exists. A bombing of Syria's oil pipelines would subsequently allow the Qataris to rebuild the infrastructure that its allies destroyed and, as a result, weaken Russia even further on the geopolitical grand chessboard.

Lastly, it should not be forgotten that the destruction of Syria's oil and gas infrastructure weakens the Syrian government's forces. Remember, in instances where the United States has bombed Syrian oil refineries so far, SAA forces were poised to move in to retake control of the oil refineries managed by terrorists funded by Western powers, but the United States initiated airstrikes just in the nick of time to deprive SAA forces of the opportunity to seize some of the oil refinery infrastructure it desperately needs.

It is also important to note that virtually none of the infrastructure being destroyed by the United States airstrikes was built by ISIS. It was built by the Syrian government. The reality of the bombing campaign is that the United States and its allies are destroying important regions of Syria and leaving nothing of real value for the Syrian military to retake after its long-fought battles against ISIS.

In the end, the latest claims presenting ISIS as impenetrable in its secrecy and daunting in its war and financial strategy is nothing more than pure propaganda. It is nothing more than a justification designed to goad the American people into continued complacency in the face of further US military intervention in Syria and the open assault on the Syrian government. Unfortunately, this has become a task which is far too easy.

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'Trump's Disastrous Syria Attack' - Ron Paul's 16 April Column
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Trump's Disastrous Syria Attack

Over the weekend, President Trump celebrated firing more than 100 missiles into Syria by Tweeting, "Mission Accomplished!" They say if you cannot learn from history you are condemned to repeat it. So I guess we are repeating it.

We all remember that "Mission Accomplished" was the banner behind then-President Bush as he gloated aboard a US navy ship that the war in Iraq had been won. After his "victory," however, some 4,000 US military personnel were killed, perhaps a million Iraqis were killed, and the country's infrastructure and social fabric were so badly destroyed that they probably can never be repaired.

Actually, there is much about the US attack on Syria that reminds us of Iraq.

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With Iraq, the US moved in to start bombing before international inspectors had completed their mission to verify whether or not Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Had they been allowed to complete their mission and verify that he did not, imagine the suffering, death, and destruction that could have been avoided. In Syria, the US decided to start bombing before the international inspectors were even allowed to start checking claims that Assad gassed his own people in Douma. Why? What was the rush? Was Washington afraid they might not find Assad guilty?

Who really benefits from US attacks on the Syrian government? There were reports that ISIS began making moves immediately after the air strikes. Do we really want to be al-Qaeda and ISIS's airforce? Is that going to keep us safer? I remember when al-Qaeda was actually considered our enemy, not an ally in overthrowing the last secular government in the Middle East.

Will Syria's Christians be better off after the recent US attack? Just over a week ago Christians celebrated Easter in Aleppo for the first time in years. What changed? The Syrian army kicked out al-Qaeda, which had been occupying the eastern part of the city. So no, Christians will be much worse off if our "moderate terrorists" take control of Syria.

If Syria really had sarin and other chemical weapons factories, does it make sense for the US to bomb the buildings and risk killing thousands by widely disbursing the poisons? Does it make sense to risk killing Syrian civilians with chemical weapons in retaliation for allegations that the Syrian government killed civilians with chemical weapons? No, it seems more like the phony "mobile WMD labs" we were told that Saddam Hussein had constructed.

If the US knew Syria was manufacturing chemical weapons in the buildings they bombed, why not notify the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)? The OPCW had certified the very building the US bombed as chemical weapons free not that long ago. Why not just call them up and ask them to check it out? After all, they were just arriving in the country as the US started bombing.

There are many more questions about President Trump's terrible decision to again make war on Syria. For example, where is Congress? It was disgraceful to see Speaker Paul Ryan telling the President he needs no Congressional authorization to attack Syria. All Members of Congress take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the Constitution says that only Congress can declare war. Does that oath mean nothing these days?

President Trump will come to regret the day he let the neocons take over his foreign policy. Their track record is abysmal. His attack on Syria was clearly illegal and should his party lose the House in November he may find his new fair-weather friends in the Democratic Party quickly turning foul.

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Weapons Inspector Debunks Syrian Chemical Weapons Claim
https://yournewswire.com/weapons-inspector-debunks-syrian-chemical-weapons/
April 30, 2018 Sean Adl-Tabatabai News, US 2

Weapons inspector completely debunks U.S. chemical weapons claim in Syria

A U.S. weapons inspector has debunked claims that Syria possesses chemical weapons, warning that Washington is about to carry out an attack on a sovereign nation based on no hard evidence.

William Scott Ritter Jr. was a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He was one of the grounder-breakers in developing on-site inspection techniques and methodologies.

Consortiumnews.com reports: According to Ritter, in the following Flashpoints Radio interview with Dennis Bernstein conducted on April 23rd, US, British and French claims that the Syrian Government used chemical weapons against civilians last month appear to be totally bogus.

Dennis Bernstein: You have been speaking out recently about the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Could you outline your case?

Scott Ritter: There are a lot of similarities between the Syrian case and the Iraqi case. Both countries possess weapons of mass destruction. Syria had a very large chemical weapons program.

In 2013 there was an incident in a suburb of Damascus called Ghouta, the same suburb where the current controversy is taking place. The allegations were that the Syrian government used sarin nerve agent against the civilian population. The Syrian government denied that, but as a result of that incident the international community got together and compelled Syria into signing the Chemical Weapons Convention, declaring the totality of its chemical weapons holdings, and opening itself to be disarmed by inspections of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Russia was chosen to be the guarantor of Syria's compliance. The bottom line is that Syria had the weapons but was verified by 2016 as being in 100% compliance. The totality of Syria's chemical weapons program was eliminated.

At the same time that this disarmament process was taking place, Syria was being engulfed in a civil war which has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Over a half million people have died. It is a war that pits the Syrian government against a variety of anti-regime forces, many of which are Islamic in nature: the Islamic State, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda. Some of these Islamic factions have been in the vicinity of Ghouta since 2012.

Earlier this year, the Syrian government initiated an offensive to liberate that area of these factions. It was very heavy fighting, thousands of civilians were killed, with massive aerial bombardment. Government forces were prevailing and by April 6 it looked as if the militants were preparing to surrender.

Suddenly the allegations come out that there was this chemical weapons attack. It wasn't a massive chemical weapons attack, it was dropping one or two so-called "barrel bombs," improvised devices that contained chlorine gas canisters. According to the militants, between 40 and 70 people were killed and up to 500 people were made ill. The United States and other nations picked up on this, saying that this was proof positive that Syria has been lying about its chemical weapons program and that Russia has been behind Syria's retention of chemical weapons. This is the case the US made to launch its missile strike [on April 14].

There are a lot of problems with this scenario. Again, why would the Syrian government, at the moment of victory, use a pinprick chemical attack with zero military value? It added nothing to the military campaign and invited the wrath of the West at a critical time, when the rebels were begging for Western intervention.

Many, including the Russian government, believe that this was a staged event. There has been no hard evidence put forward by anyone that an attack took place. Shortly after allegations of the attack came out, the entire town of Douma was taken over by the Syrian Army while the rebels were evacuated.

The places that were alleged to have been attacked were inspected by Russian chemical weapons specialists, who found zero trace of any chemicals weapons activity. The same inspectors who oversaw the disarmament of Syria were mobilized to return to Syria and do an investigation. They were supposed to start their work this past weekend [April 21-22]. They arrived in Damascus the day after the missile strikes occurred but they still haven't been out to the sites. The United States, France and Great Britain have all admitted that the only evidence they have used to justify this attack were the photographs and videotapes sent to them by the rebel forces.

I have great concern about the United States carrying out an attack on a sovereign nation based on no hard evidence. The longer we wait, the longer it takes to get inspectors onto the site, the more claims we are going to get that the Russians have sanitized it. I believe that the last thing the United States wanted was inspectors to get on-site and carry out a forensic investigation that would have found that a chemical attack did not in fact take place.

DB: It is sort of like cleaning up a police crime scene before you check for evidence.

SR: The United States didn't actually bomb the site that was attacked. They bombed three other facilities. One was in the suburbs of Damascus, a major metropolitan area. The generals said that they believed there were quantities of nerve agent there. So, in a building in a densely populated area where we believe nerve agent is stored, what do we do? We blow it up! If there had in fact been nerve agent there, it would have resulted in hundreds or even thousands of deaths. That fact that nobody died is the clearest evidence yet that there was no nerve agent there. The United States is just winging it, making it up.

One of the tragedies is that we can no longer trust our military, our intelligence services, our politicians. They will manufacture whatever narrative they need to justify an action that they deem to be politically expedient.

DB: Isn't it also the case that there were problems with the allegations concerning Syria using chemical weapons in 2013 and then again in 2015? I believe The New York Times had to retract their 2013 story.

SR: They put out a story about thousands of people dying, claiming that it was definitely done by the Syrian government. It turned out later that the number of deaths was far lower and that the weapons systems used were probably in the possession of the rebels. It was a case of the rebels staging a chemical attack in order to get the world to intervene on their behalf.

A similar scenario unfolded last year when the Syrian government dropped two or three bombs on a village and suddenly there were reports that there was sarin nerve agent and chlorine gas wafting through the village, killing scores of people. Videotapes were taken of dead and dying and suffering people which prompted Trump to intervene. Inspectors never went to the site. Instead they relied upon evidence collected by the rebels.

As a weapons inspector, I can tell you that chain of custody of any samples that are to be used in the investigation is an absolute. You have to be at the site when it is collected, it has to be certified to be in your possession until the laboratory. Any break in the chain of custody makes that evidence useless for a legitimate investigation. So we have evidence collected by the rebels. They videotaped themselves carrying out the inspection, wearing training suits that would not have protected them at all from chemical weapons! Like almost everything having to do with these rebels, this was a staged event, an act of theater.

DB: Who has been supporting this particular group of rebels?

SR: On the one hand, we have the actual fighters, the Army of Islam, a Saudi-backed fundamentalist group who are extraordinarily brutal. Embedded within the fighters are a variety of Western-trained and Western-funded NGOs such as the White Helmets and the Syrian-American Medical Society. But their primary focus isn't rescue, in the case of the White Helmets, or medical care in the case of the Syrian-American Medical Society, but rather anti-regime propaganda. Many of the reports that came out of Douma originated with these two NGO's.

DB: You mentioned "chain of custody." That's what was most ridiculous about sending in inspectors. The first thing you would want to do is establish chain of custody and nail down the crime scene.

SR: I was a participant in the Gulf War and we spent the bulk of that war conducting a massive aerial campaign against Iraq. I was one of the people who helped come up with the target list that was used to attack. Each target had to have a purpose.

Let's look what happened in Syria [on April 14]. We bombed three targets, a research facility in Damascus and two bunker facilities in western Syria. It was claimed that all three targets were involved with a Syrian chemical weapons program. But the Syria weapons program was verified to be disarmed. So what chemical weapons program are we talking about? Then US officials said that one of these sites stored sarin nerve agent and chemical production equipment. That is a very specific statement. Now, if Syria was verified to be disarmed last year, with all this material eliminated, what are they talking about? What evidence do they have that any of this material exists? They just make it up.

If I had been a member of that inspections team, I would have been able to tell you with 100% certainty what took place at that site. It wasn't that long ago that the allegations took place, there are very good forensic techniques that can be applied. We would be able to reverse engineer that site and tell you exactly what happened when. Let's say an inspection team had gone in and we found that there was sarin nerve agent. Now, the US government can say, there is not supposed to be any sarin nerve agent in Syria, therefore we can state that the Syrians have a covert sarin nerve agent capability. But still you don't know where it is, so now you have to say we assess that it could be in this bunker.

We bombed empty buildings. We didn't degrade Syria's chemical weapons capability. They got rid of it. We were among the nations that certified that they had been disarmed. We just created this phantom threat out of nothing so that we could attack Syria and our president could be seen as being presidential, as being the commander in chief at a time when his credibility was being attacked on the home front.

DB: Amazing. That helps clarify the situation. Of course, it also leaves us terrified because we are so far away from the truth.

SR: As an American citizen who happens to be empowered with knowledge about how weapons inspections work, how decisions are made regarding war, I am disillusioned beyond belief.

This isn't the first time we have been lied to by the president. But we have been lied to by military officers who are supposed to be above that. Three top Marine Corps officers stood before the American people and told bald-faced lies about what was going on. We have been lied to by Congress, who are supposed to be the people's representatives who provide a check against executive overreach. And we have been lied to by the corporate media, a bunch of paid mouthpieces who repeat what the government tells them without question.

So Donald Trump can say there are chemical weapons in Syria, the generals parrot his words, the Congress nods its head dumbly, and the mass media repeats it over and over again to the American public.

DB: Are you worried that we might end up in a shooting war with Russia at this point?

SR: A week ago I was very worried. If I am going to give kudos to Jim Mattis it will be because he took the desire of Trump and Bolton to create a major crisis with Russia over the allegations of Syrian chemical weapons use and was able to water that down into putting on a show for the American people. We warned the Russians in advance, there were no casualties, [https://newswithviews.com/the-burden-against-damascus/ reportedly killing at least 42 adults and children] we blew up three empty buildings. We spent a quarter of a billion dollars of taxpayer money and we got to pat ourselves on the back and tell everybody how great we are. But we avoided a needless confrontation with the Russians and I am a lot calmer today about the potential of a shooting war with Russia than I was a week ago.
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The Syria Narrative Comes Apart - With Guest Sen. Richard Black
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/april/26/the-syria-narrative-comes-apart-with-guest-sen-richard-black/
Apr. 26 - Strange how the media seems to have moved away from Washington's claims about a "chemical attack" in Syria just as more and more evidence comes to light that seriously undermines the US narrative. The media is reduced to accusing those who question the narrative -- even with evidence -- of being "conspiracy theorists." Virginia State Senator Richard Black is a retired US military officer and JAG officer with a Purple Heart earned in Vietnam. He is not buying the mainstream media and Trump Administration claims about the attack. He has followed the Syria war closely and in 2016 even took a trip to Syria. He joins today's Liberty Report to shine the light on the falsehoods being spread:
The Syria Narrative Comes Apart - With Guest Sen. Richard Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUXDEvt2bfw

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The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq - 5 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/05/the-real-status-of-forces-in-afghanistan-and-iraq/
Presidents and the War Power - 8 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/08/presidents-and-the-war-power/
The Siege Of Kobani: Obama's Syrian Fiasco In Motion - 6 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/06/the-siege-of-kobani-obama-s-syrian-fiasco-in-motion/
Is Obama Misleading the World to War? Depends How You Define 'Misleading' - 26 September 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/september/26/is-obama-misleading-the-world-to-war-depends-how-you-define-misleading/


CNN Is Just Horrible. Reporter Sniffs For Odorless Chem Residue On Bookbag. Avoids Real Discussion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t39m8pwuPeg
Streamed live on Apr 19, 2018

CNN Reporter Sniffs "Poison" On Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mydfue-vF90
A CNN reporter sniffs a backpack allegedly doused with chemicals.


RonPaulLibertyReport
Published on Apr 26, 2018
Nothing the US government tells us about Syria and the alleged chemical attack at Douma makes any sense. VA State Senator and retired US Army JAG officer Richard Black joins today's Liberty Report to draw on his experiences traveling to Syria and following the war. He does not believe what Washington is telling us and he makes a very good case for why we are being lied to.

BBC Host Tries Censoring Truth On Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwXfHyTlCo
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Groups Attempt to Block Damning US Gov't Terror Report
https://clarionproject.org/groups-attempt-block-damning-govt-terror-report/
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By Clarion Project Sunday, April 29, 2018

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Aftermath of the truck attack which killed eight in Manhattan on Tuesday October 31, 2017. The terror attack was perpetrated by Sayfullo Saipov, originally from Uzbekistan. (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

A terrorism report (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/doj-dhs-report-three-out-four-individuals-convicted-international-terrorism-and-terrorism) released by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security has come under fire from two groups seeking to suppress the information contained in the report, reported The Washington Times.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/10/muslim-group-sues-block-trump-terrorism-report/

Muslim Advocates and Democracy Forward are suing the government to block report, saying that it is so misleading that it violates the Information Quality Act.

The report found that 73 percent (three out of every four persons) convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. courts between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born.

During the same time period, the report states, "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed approximately 1,716 aliens with national security concerns. Further, in 2017 alone DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list (also known as the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database) traveling to the United States."

The report was required by President Trump's Executive Order 13780, "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." The order directed the government to raise the baseline for the vetting and screening of foreign nationals to "prevented the entry of malicious actors," thus "[enhancing] the safety and security of the American people."

Commenting on the report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, "This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality -- our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety.

Sessions further said, "And the information in this report is only the tip of the iceberg: we currently have terrorism-related investigations against thousands of people in the United States, including hundreds of people who came here as refugees. Our law enforcement professionals do amazing work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them to risk their lives to enforce the law while we admit thousands every year without sufficient knowledge about their backgrounds."

Critics who object to the report -- and Trump's travel pause -- say it is misleading in that the number of foreign-born people convicted of terrorism-related charges in recent years has significantly decreased. One such critic, Karen Greenberg, who is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law, says 60 percent of individuals convicted of ISIS cases in the U.S. in "the last few years" were born in the U.S.

Greenberg, however, did not offer the number of years for her statistic, nor did she comment all terror-related cases (only those involving ISIS).

Ironically, Greenberg as well as other critics say that the report is too vague, pointing to certain language in the report.

For example, when the report states that in 2017 alone the DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list, it does not state the outcome of those encounters.

"You can't say because someone is investigated that they're guilty," said Greenberg.

Critics also noted that the report does not include statistics about white supremacist groups for comparison. One reason is because the report looked at terror-related cases in federal courts. Since there are no federal laws regarding domestic terrorism, those cases are tried in state court or through other federal charges such as murder or using a weapon of mass destruction.

The executive order banning immigration from countries considered to be security risks was lifted in January after a 90-day review of vetting rules. New procedures are now in place to weed out potential security and criminal risks from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and other countries that remain unnamed.
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DOJ, DHS Report: Three Out of Four Individuals Convicted of International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Offenses were Foreign-Born
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/doj-dhs-report-three-out-four-individuals-convicted-international-terrorism-and-terrorism
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DOJ, DHS Report: Three Out of Four Individuals Convicted of International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Offenses were Foreign-Born
Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Release Data for the First Time on Terrorism-Related Activity

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report, revealing that three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016 were foreign-born. Over the same period, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed approximately 1,716 aliens with national security concerns. Further, in 2017 alone DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list (also known as the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database) traveling to the United States.

This report was required by Section 11 of President Trump's Executive Order 13780, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which declared that "it is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, including those committed by foreign nationals," directed a series of actions to enhance the security and safety of the American people. The actions directed by Executive Order have raised the baseline for the vetting and screening of foreign nationals, prevented the entry of malicious actors, and enhanced the safety and security of the American people.

"This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality -- our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety," said Attorney General Sessions. "And the information in this report is only the tip of the iceberg: we currently have terrorism-related investigations against thousands of people in the United States, including hundreds of people who came here as refugees. Our law enforcement professionals do amazing work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them to risk their lives to enforce the law while we admit thousands every year without sufficient knowledge about their backgrounds. The pillars of President Trump's immigration policy -- securing our porous borders, moving to a merit-based immigration system that ends the use of diversity visas and chain migration, and enforcing our nation's laws -- will make their jobs easier and make the United States a safer place."

"My top priority as Secretary of Homeland Security is to ensure the safety and security of the American people," said Secretary Nielsen. "This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot continue to rely on immigration policy based on pre-9/11 thinking that leaves us woefully vulnerable to foreign-born terrorists, and why we must examine our visa laws and continue to intensify screening and vetting of individuals traveling to the United States to prevent terrorists, criminals, and other dangerous individuals from reaching our country. Without legislative change, DHS will continue to see thousands of terrorists a year attempt to enter the United States, and while we must be right every time, the terrorists only need to be lucky once. Therefore, DHS has personnel deployed around the world and along our borders working with our global and domestic law enforcement partners to stop terrorists before they enter the homeland."

The report reveals that at least 549 individuals were convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2016. An analysis conducted by DHS determined that approximately 73 percent (402 of these 549 individuals) were foreign-born. Breaking down the 549 individuals by citizenship status at the time of their respective convictions reveals that:

254 were not U.S. citizens;
148 were foreign-born, naturalized and received U.S. citizenship; and,
147 were U.S. citizens by birth.

According to information available to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), since September 11, 2001, there were approximately 1,716 removals of aliens with national security concerns.

As mentioned above, in FY 2017, DHS encountered 2,554 individuals on the terrorist watchlist (also known as the FBI's Terrorist Screening Database) traveling to the United States. Of those individuals, 335 were attempting to enter by land, 2,170 were attempting to enter by air, and 49 were attempting to enter by sea. Where consistent with the law, such individuals are denied entry into the United States, while in some cases law enforcement authorities are notified and can take appropriate action.

From October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2017, a total of 355,345 non-U.S. citizen offenders, were administratively arrested after previously being convicted of an aggravated felony, as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43), or two or more crimes each punishable by more than one year (felony offenses). During that same period, a total of 372,098 non-U.S. citizen offenders were removed from the United States after conviction of an aggravated felony or two or more felonies.

Data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate shows that between 2007 and 2017, USCIS referred 45,858 foreign nationals who applied for immigration benefits to ICE for criminal or civil enforcement action, based on information indicating that such foreign nationals had committed egregious public safety-related offenses within the United States.

Between FY 2010 and FY 2016, CBP identified and prevented the boarding of 73,261 foreign travelers on flights destined for the United States, who may have presented an immigration or security risk.

In October, the Trump Administration sent to Congress a list of legislative priorities that would enhance our national security -- such as eliminating the diversity visa lottery and extended family chain migration, funding the wall, closing loopholes in our asylum system, combatting visa overstays, and closing other loopholes in existing law that potentially benefit aliens who pose threats to our national security.

Background on the Executive Order

Section 11 of Executive Order requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to collect and make publicly available the following information:

Information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been charged with terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; convicted of terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; or removed from the United States based on terrorism-related activity, affiliation with or provision of material support to a terrorism-related organization, or any other national-security-related reasons;
Information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been radicalized after entry into the United States and who have engaged in terrorism-related acts, or who have provided material support to terrorism-related organizations in countries that pose a threat to the United States;
Information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including so-called "honor killings," in the United States by foreign nationals; and,
Any other information relevant to public safety and security as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General, including information on the immigration status of foreign nationals charged with major offenses.

Attachment(s):
Download Executive Order 13780 Section 11 Report
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1026436/download

Component(s): Office of the Attorney General
http://www.justice.gov/ag/

Press Release Number: 18-38
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Bin Laden Bodyguard Living on Welfare in Germany
https://clarionproject.org/bin-laden-bodyguard-living-welfare-germany/
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Hungarian FM responds to slander and barbs and untruths from European Union 'Human Rights' body
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https://www.bitchute.com/video/vMjn2O6k8Ywd/
https://seed02.bitchute.com/5259/vMjn2O6k8Ywd.mp4
First published at 01:01 UTC on April 29th, 2018.
This guy is a true champion of his people. I hope Hungarians value him half as much as I wish he was Canadian.
Official description:
Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjárto
Answering questions after speaking to the European Parliament's LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs about the recent general election in Hungary
April 26, 2018

Related:
https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/03/thousands-of-soros-puppets-want-to-make-hungarys-government-pro-immigration/
https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/02/hungary-and-poland-we-wont-take-illegal-immigrants-and-our-cooperation-becomes-stronger/
https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/02/hungary-and-poland-we-wont-take-illegal-immigrants-and-our-cooperation-becomes-stronger
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/16/hungary-builds-a-wall-cuts-illegal-immigration-by-over-99-per-cent/
The FIRE RISES: The EU's ROGUE STATE: Hungary DEFIANT - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heda8CVBJ4c
Message to illegal immigrants from Hungary - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJRjy2Xc0c
How Hungary Cut Illegal Immigration By Over 99% - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWD4V-l4tA


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How False Flag Operations Are Carried Out Today
Written by Philip Giraldi
Thursday April 26, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/april/26/how-false-flag-operations-are-carried-out-today/

False Flag is a concept that goes back centuries. It was considered to be a legitimate ploy by the Greeks and Romans, where a military force would pretend to be friendly to get close to an enemy before dropping the pretense and raising its banners to reveal its own affiliation just before launching an attack. In the sea battles of the eighteenth century among Spain, France and Britain hoisting an enemy flag instead of one's own to confuse the opponent was considered to be a legitimate ruse de guerre, but it was only "honorable" if one reverted to one's own flag before engaging in combat.

Today's false flag operations are generally carried out by intelligence agencies and non-government actors including terrorist groups, but they are only considered successful if the true attribution of an action remains secret. There is nothing honorable about them as their intention is to blame an innocent party for something that it did not do. There has been a lot of such activity lately and it was interesting to learn by way of a leak that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has developed a capability to mimic the internet fingerprints of other foreign intelligence services. That means that when the media is trumpeting news reports that the Russians or Chinese hacked into U.S. government websites or the sites of major corporations, it could actually have been the CIA carrying out the intrusion and making it look like it originated in Moscow or Beijing. Given that capability, there has been considerable speculation in the alternative media that it was actually the CIA that interfered in the 2016 national elections in the United States.

False flags can be involved in other sorts of activity as well. The past year's two major alleged chemical attacks carried out against Syrian civilians that resulted in President Donald Trump and associates launching 160 cruise missiles are pretty clearly false flag operations carried out by the rebels and terrorist groups that controlled the affected areas at the time. The most recent reported attack on April 7th might not have occurred at all according to doctors and other witnesses who were actually in Douma. Because the rebels succeeded in convincing much of the world that the Syrian government had carried out the attacks, one might consider their false flag efforts to have been extremely successful.

The remedy against false flag operations such as the recent one in Syria is, of course, to avoid taking the bait and instead waiting until a thorough and objective inspection of the evidence has taken place. The United States, Britain and France did not do that, preferring instead to respond to hysterical press reports by "doing something." If the U.N. investigation of the alleged attack turns up nothing, a distinct possibility, it is unlikely that they will apologize for having committed a war crime.

The other major false flag that has recently surfaced is the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury England on March 4th. Russia had no credible motive to carry out the attack and had, in fact, good reasons not to do so. The allegations made by British Prime Minister Theresa May about the claimed nerve agent being "very likely" Russian in origin have been debunked, in part through examination by the U.K.'s own chemical weapons lab. May, under attack even within her own party, needed a good story and a powerful enemy to solidify her own hold on power so false flagging something to Russia probably appeared to be just the ticket as Moscow would hardly be able to deny the "facts" being invented in London. Unfortunately, May proved wrong and the debate ignited over her actions, which included the expulsion of twenty-three Russian diplomats, has done her severe damage. Few now believe that Russia actually carried out the poisoning and there is a growing body of opinion suggesting that it was actually a false flag executed by the British government or even by the CIA.

The lesson that should be learned from Syria and Skripal is that if "an incident" looks like it has no obvious motive behind it, there is a high probability that it is a false flag. A bit of caution in assigning blame is appropriate given that the alternative would be a precipitate and likely disproportionate response that could easily escalate into a shooting war.

Reprinted with permission from Strategic Culture Foundation.
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The Airwaves Are Still Heaving With Spin Two Days After US Airstrikes Against Syria - 26 September 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/september/26/the-airwaves-are-still-heaving-with-spin-two-days-after-us-airstrikes-against-syria/
The Real Status of Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq - 5 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/05/the-real-status-of-forces-in-afghanistan-and-iraq/
Presidents and the War Power - 8 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/08/presidents-and-the-war-power/
The Siege Of Kobani: Obama's Syrian Fiasco In Motion - 6 October 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/october/06/the-siege-of-kobani-obama-s-syrian-fiasco-in-motion/
Is Obama Misleading the World to War? Depends How You Define 'Misleading' - 26 September 2014
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/september/26/is-obama-misleading-the-world-to-war-depends-how-you-define-misleading/
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'No Attacks, No Victims': Syria Chemical Attack Video Participants Speak At OPCW Briefing
Written by Tyler Durden
Friday April 27, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/april/27/no-attacks-no-victims-syria-chemical-attack-video-participants-speak-at-opcw-briefing/

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/media/121725/eleven-year-old-syrian-hasan-diab-talks-during-a-press-conference-as-a-part-of-the-video-with-his-im_374704_.jpg?width=443px&height=304px

Russian officials brought fifteen people to The Hague from the city of Douma, Syria, said to have been present during the alleged April 7 chemical attack - including 11-year-old Hassan Diab, who was seen in a widely-distributed video taken by the controversian NGO organization known as the "White Helmets," who filmed themselves giving Diab "emergency treatment" after the alleged incident.

"We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me," said Diab, who was featured in the video which Russia's ambassador to the Netherlands says was staged.

The boy and his family have spoken to various media outlets, who say there was no attack.

Others present during the filming of Diab's hospital "cleanup" by the White Helmets include hospital administrator Ahmad Kashoi, who runs the emergency ward.

There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water. The instruments they used to douse them with water were originally used to clean the floors actually," Ahmad Kashoi, an administrator of the emergency ward, recalled. "That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No one has died. No one suffered from chemical exposure. -RT

Also speaking at The Hague was Halil al-Jaish, an emergency worker who treated people at the Douma hospital the day of the attack - who said that while some patients did come in for respiratory problems, they were attributed to heavy dust, present in the air after recent airstrikes, but that nobody showed signs of chemical warfare poisoning.

The hospital received people who suffered from smoke and dust asphyxiation on the day of the alleged attack, Muwaffak Nasrim, a paramedic who was working in emergency care, said. The panic seen in footage provided by the White Helmets was caused mainly by people shouting about the alleged use of chemical weapons, Nasrim, who witnessed the chaotic scenes, added. No patients, however, displayed symptoms of chemical weapons exposure, he said. -RT

Emergency paramedic Ahmad Saur who is with the Syrian Red Crescent, said that his hospital ward did not receive any patients exposed to chemical weapons the day of the alleged incident, and that all the patients either needed general medical care or help with injuries.

That said, none of these people's testimony will make it into the "official record" as it currently stands. Russia's permanent representative to the OPCW, Aleksandr Shulgin, said that the OPCW has already interviewed six alleged Douma witnesses brought to The Hague , and they won't interview any more.

'The others were ready too, but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They've picked six people, talked to them, and said they were "completely satisfied" with their account and did not have any further questions' -Aleksandr Shulgin

Shulgin also said that "certain Western countries" accusing Russia and Syria of trying to "hide" witnesses to the attack is not true.

Meanwhile, the West - unhappy with this unexpected diversion to its narrative - has called the Russian press conference a "stunt" - with Britain and France both denouncing it as an "obscene masquerade."

"This obscene masquerade does not come as a surprise from the Syrian government, which has massacred and gassed its own people for the last seven years," said France's ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Lalliot.

"The OPCW is not a theatre," Britain's envoy to the agency, Peter Wilson, said in a statement. "Russia's decision to misuse it is yet another Russian attempt to undermine the OPCW's work, and in particular the work of its fact-finding mission investigating chemical weapons use in Syria."

In other words, the West is happy to bomb a sovereign nation based on nothing more than non-public "evidence" suspected to have been staged and provided by the White Helmets, but when actual residents of Douma show up to tell their side of it, they are condemned as an "obscene masquerade" and denied an opportunity to submit their testimony on the record. Sounds about right for the military industrial complex which if nothing else scored a few extra billion in procurement contracts thanks to the latest farcical attack on Syria.

Reprinted with permission from ZeroHedge.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-27/no-attacks-no-victims-syria-chemical-attack-video-participants-speak-opcw-briefing
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The Neocons Are Selling Koolaid Again!
Written by Col. W. Patrick Lang
Monday April 23, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2018/april/23/the-neocons-are-selling-koolaid-again/

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In 2004 I published an article in the journal, Middle East Policy that was entitled "Drinking the Koolaid." The article reviewed the process by which the neocon element in the Bush Administration seized control of the process of policy formation and drove the United States in the direction of invasion of Iraq and the destruction of the apparatus of the Iraqi state. They did this through manipulation of the collective mental image Americans had of Iraq and the supposed menace posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Not all the people who participated in this process were neocon in their allegiance but there were enough of them in the Bush Administration to dominate the process. Neoconism as it has evolved in American politics is a close approximation of the imperialist political faction that existed in the time of President William McKinley and the Spanish-American War. Barbara Tuchman described this faction well in "The Proud Tower."

Such people, then and now, fervently believe in the Manifest Destiny of the United States as mankind's best hope of a utopian future and concomitantly in the responsibility of the United States to lead mankind toward that future. Neocons believe that inside every Iraqi, Filipino or Syrian there is an American waiting to be freed from the bonds of tradition, local culture and general backwardness. For people with this mindset the explanation for the continuance of old ways lies in the oppressive and exploitative nature of rulers who block the "progress" that is needed. The solution for the imperialists and neocons is simple. Local rulers must be removed as the principal obstacle to popular emulation of Western and especially American culture and political forms. In the run up to the invasion of Iraq I was often told by leading neocon figures that the Muslims and particularly the Iraqis had no culture worth keeping and that once we had created new facts, (a Karl Rove quote) these people would quickly abandon their old ways and beliefs as they sought to become something like Americans. This notion has one major flaw. It is not necessarily correct. Often the natives are willing to fight you long and hard to retain their own ways. In the aftermath of the Spanish-American War the US acquired the Philippine Islands and sought to make the islands American in all things. The result was a terrible war against Filipino nationalists who did not want to follow the example of the "shining city on a hill." No, the "poor fools" wanted to go their own way in their own way. The same thing happened in Iraq after 2003. The Iraqis rejected occupation and American "reform" of their country and a long and bloody war ensued.

The neocons believe so strongly that America must lead the world and mankind forward that they accept the idea that the achievement of human progress justifies any means needed to advance that goal. In the case of the Iraq invasion the American people were lectured endlessly about the bestialities of Saddam's government. The bestialities were impressive but the constant media display of these horrors was not enough to persuade the American people to accept war. From the bestialities meme the neocons moved on to the WMD meme. The Iraqi government had a nuclear weapons program before the First Gulf War but that program had been thoroughly destroyed in the inspection regime that followed Iraq's defeat and surrender. This was widely known in the US government because US intelligence agencies had cooperated fully with the international inspectors in Iraq and in fact had sent the inspectors to a long list of locations at which the inspectors destroyed the program. I was instrumental in that process.

After 9/11 the US government knew without any doubt that the Iraqi government did not have a nuclear weapons program, but that mattered not at all to the neocons. As Paul Wolfowitz infamously told the US Senate "we chose to use the fear of nuclear weapons because we knew that would sell." Once that decision was made an endless parade of administration shills appeared on television hyping the supposed menace of Iraqi nuclear weapons. Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice were merely the most elevated in position of the many vendors of the image of the "mushroom shaped cloud."

And now we have the case of Syria and its supposed chemical weapons and attacks. After the putative East Gouta chemical attack of 2013, an OPCW program removed all the chemical weapons to be found in Syria and stated its belief that there were no more in the country. In April of 2017 the US-Russian de-confliction process was used to reach agreement on a Syrian Air Force strike in the area of Khan Sheikoon in southern Idlib Province. This was a conventional weapons attack and the USAF had an unarmed reconnaissance drone in the area to watch the strike go in against a storage area. The rebel run media in the area then claimed the government had attacked with the nerve gas Sarin, but no proof was ever offered except film clips broadcast on social media. Some of the film clips from the scene were ludicrous. Municipal public health people were filmed at the supposed scene standing around what was said to be a bomb crater from the "sarin attack." Two public health men were filmed sitting on the lip of the crater with their feet in the hole. If there had been sarin residue in the hole they would have quickly succumbed to the gas. No impartial inspection of the site was ever done, but the Khan Sheikoon "gas attack" has become through endless repetition a "given" in the lore of the "constant Syrian government gas attacks against their own civilians."

On the 4th of April it is claimed that the Syrian Government, then in the process of capturing the town of Douma caused chlorine gas to be dropped on the town killing and wounding many. Chlorine is not much of a war gas. It is usually thought of as an industrial chemical, so evidently to make the story more potent it is now suggested that perhaps sarin was also used.

No proof that such an attack occurred has been made public. None! The Syrian and Russian governments state that they want the site inspected. On the 15th of April US Senator Angus King (I) of Maine told Jake Tapper on SOTU that as of that date the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence had not been given any proof by the IC or Trump Administration that such an attack had occurred. "They have asserted that it did" he said.

The US, France and the UK struck Syria with over a hundred cruise missiles in retaliation for this supposed attack but the Administration has not yet provided any proof that the Syrian attack took place.

I am told that the old neocon crew argued as hard as possible for a disabling massive air and missile campaign intended to destroy the Syrian government's ability to fight the mostly jihadi rebels. John Bolton, General (ret.) Jack Keane and many other neocons argued strongly for this campaign as a way to reverse the outcome of the civil war. James Mattis managed to obtain President Trump's approval for a much more limited and largely symbolic strike but Trump was clearly inclined to the neocon side of the argument. What will happen next time?

Colonel W. Patrick Lang is a retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces (The Green Berets). He served in the Department of Defense both as a serving officer and then as a member of the Defense Senior Executive Service for many years

Reprinted with permission from Unz.com
http://www.unz.com/plang/the-neocons-are-selling-koolaid-again/
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Why 55 US Senators Voted for Genocide in Yemen
Written by Michael S. Rozeff
Saturday March 24, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2018/march/24/why-55-us-senators-voted-for-genocide-in-yemen/

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That's the headline of a blog. It's a good question. There are six factors involved: Iran, sales of arms, Israel, the CIA, indifferent cruelty, and the system of empire. These are all bad reasons that shouldn't persuade right-thinking and honorable US senators, but votes for genocide do not come from right-thinking and honorable senators.

Iran. The idea is that Saudi Arabia is thwarting Iran in Yemen. The evidence for this is very, very thin, but even if the Saudis want to thwart Iran somehow in Yemen, that doesn't justify either a war initiated by Saudi Arabia, a war of the type and scale being waged by the US and Saudi Arabia, and a US presence in that war.

Sales of arms. Huge sales to the Saudis are being made by US companies who influence senators.

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Israel. Israel is anti-Iran and in league with Saudi Arabia. Senators are influenced by the Israel lobby.

Notice that in none of these factors or those to follow does the American public play a part. The Senate is only remotely under the control of Americans on this issue, and why would it be? Americans are little affected by what their government does in Yemen, and the US role is kept quite hidden. The visible and well-heeled Israel lobby is more influential than the invisible "pro-American public" lobby.

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The CIA. The CIA operates an anti-al Qaeda operation inside Yemen. The war has allowed al-Qaeda to expand. This justifies an expanded CIA presence there. This benefits the CIA.

Indifferent cruelty. The lives of Yemenis count for little to those who vote for genocide. This is a characteristic of fallen man that is sometimes ameliorated by moral teachings and the threat of punishments or worse blowback, but only now and then. The institutional customs and mechanisms to control this trait are not strong enough to stop genocides.

The system of empire. Habitual cruelty is a feature of the US empire. Empires enforce "order", actually control and dominance, over broad domains that they seek to extend. They use killing to accomplish their expansion in most cases. Their victims are not counted as costs.

Reprinted with permission from LewRockwell.com
https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/55-u-s-senators-voted-genocide-yemen/
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US: Russia Hacked The Evidence Of Chemical Attack In Syria
Written by Caitlin Johnstone
Tuesday April 17, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/april/17/us-russia-hacked-the-evidence-of-chemical-attack-in-syria/

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We are now being told (and I assure you I am not making this up) that if the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons doesn't find evidence that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, it's because Russia hid the evidence.

"It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site," reports US Ambassador Kenneth Ward. "It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation."

I guess the idea is that this international top-level investigative team on which tremendous credibility has been placed by the western world can be thwarted by Russians showing up with a Hoover and spraying some Febreze in the air like a teenage stoner when mom comes home? I'm not sure, but given the immense dearth of evidence we've been seeing in support of the establishment Douma narrative and the mounting pile of evidence contradicting it, it sure does sound fishy.

Now that the jihadist-occupied suburb of Douma has been retaken by the Syrian government, western journalists have been allowed in to poke around and start asking questions, and so far it isn't looking great for the propaganda machine.

The Independent's Robert Fisk has published a report which affirms the story so many westerners have been dismissing as Kremlin propaganda for days now after interviewing a doctor from the hospital of the area where the Douma attack was supposed to have occurred. Dr Assim Rahaibani told Fisk that what was in actuality an outbreak of respiratory distress among occupants of a dusty oxygen-deprived tunnel was made to look like the aftereffects of a chemical weapons attack when a member of the White Helmets started shouting about a gas attack in front of a bunch of video cameras. Everyone panicked and started hosing themselves down, but in the video, according to Rahaibani, "what you see are people suffering from hypoxia? -- ?not gas poisoning."

This report was independently backed up by a reporter from One America News Network named Pearson Sharp, who gave a detailed account of his interviews with officials, doctors, as well as many civilians on the street Sharp says he deliberately selected at random in order to avoid accusations of bias. Many people hadn't even heard that a chemical weapons attack had taken place, and the ones who had said it was staged by Jaysh al-Islam. The staff at the hospital, including a medic-in-training who was an eyewitness to the incident, gave the same story as the account in Fisk's report.

The increasing confidence with which these unapproved narratives are being voiced and the increasing discomfort being exhibited by empire loyalists like Ambassador Ward indicate a weakening narrative in the greater propaganda campaign against the Assad government and its allies, but don't hold your breath for the part where Fox News and the BBC turn around and start asking critical questions of the governments that they are meant to be holding to account.

The journalists who have been advancing the establishment narrative on Syria aren't about to start reporting that they've gotten the entire Syria story assballs backward and have been promoting a version of events manufactured for the benefit of CIA-MI6-Mossad agendas. You're not about to see CNN, who last year staged a fake scripted interview with a seven year-old Syrian girl to manufacture support for escalations against Assad, suddenly turn around and start asking if we're being told the full story about what's happening Syria.

Watch them closely. Watch how they steadfastly ignore the growing mountain of evidence and keep promoting the Syrian regime change agenda that the western empire has been working toward for decades. Watch them dismiss all evidence they can't ignore as Kremlin propaganda and shift the narrative whenever things start to look bad for them. Those riding the crest of the wave of establishment media are too far gone into the blob to ever admit error and change. The least among us aren't about to stop constructing a public reality tunnel which depicts them as heroes of truth, tear it all down, and start advancing a narrative which makes them look like fools at best and villains at worst. It will not happen.

Luckily for us, it doesn't need to. Internet censorship is still far from closing the door on our ability to network and share information, and we've been very effective at sowing skepticism among the masses. The war propagandists are not nearly as good at their jobs as they want to believe, and we can beat them.

They work so hard to manufacture support for war because they require that consent. If the oligarchs try to launch a war against a disobedient nation amidst very clear opposition from the public, they will shatter the illusion of freedom and democracy that their entire empire is built upon, and then they're exposed. Corporatist oligarchy has succeeded in weaving its web of dominance because its oppression has thus far remained hidden and its depravity disguised as humanitarianism. They cannot expose themselves by transgressing a loud NO from the public or else the masses will realize that everything they used to believe about their country, their government and their world is a lie.

They won't risk that. We can force them into retreating from open war by circulating facts and information and keeping a healthy level of skepticism circulating among the public. Watch them squirm, move goalposts and shift narratives, and point and yell about it whenever it happens. We can win the media war against the propagandists. We have truth on our side.

Reprinted with author's permission from Medium.com
https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-russia-hacked-the-evidence-of-chemical-attack-in-syria-85a17e6d6087

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'Cruise Missile Left' Complicit in American Escalation Toward World War III
Written by Danny Haiphong
Thursday April 26, 2018
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/april/26/cruise-missile-left-complicit-in-american-escalation-toward-world-war-iii/

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The US-led alliance of imperial nations has waged war on Syria for eight years with the hopes of overthrowing the independent Arab nationalist state led by President Bashar Al-Assad. Syria was believed to be another domino destined to fall in imperialism's great power game to contain any international threat to its rule. Former NATO general Wesley Clarke revealed US plans (https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-u-s-plan-to-topple-all-7-countries-on-trumps-refugee-ban-list/224475/) in 2007 to use the September 11th attacks to justify the overthrow seven countries in five years: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria. Most of these countries have since been thrown into chaos by way of US imperial expansion in the Middle East and North Africa. Clarke's admission should be enough to clarify the Trump Administration's most recent airstrikes on Syria as an escalation of the broader war for US hegemony in the region and the world.

Yet many who reside in the United States view the war on Syria from the lens of the US empire. This lens is articulated by both US political parties, their foreign partners, and their faithful corporate media servants. These expert liars claim that Assad is a butcher and the Syrian government a brutal "regime." They don't talk about how the US military occupies a large portion of Syria, coincidently in the country's most resource rich region. (https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-the-us-occupied-the-30-of-syria-containing-most-of-its-oil-water-and-gas/240601/) Also ignored is the fact that US allies such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey [and the UK, Israel, France] have loathed the Syrian government for its decision in 2009 to construct an independent pipeline (https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/15/assads-death-warrant/) with Iran and Iraq to transport precious gas and oil resources to European markets. Never mind that the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Israel to name a few have funded and armed hundreds of thousands of jihadist mercenaries for seven years in hopes that they would rid of pesky Assad and his nationalist policies. Imperialism wants Assad out because he stands in the way of US goals to dominate the region and keep Iran, Russia and China's rise to global prominence at bay.

Syria is the number one target of US imperialism. The ongoing war there has the potential to spark a confrontation between great powers unforeseen in human history. In many ways, this confrontation has already begun. Russian forces in Syria have daily confronted US-backed jihadists armed with American-made weapons. US coalition strikes have killed Russian military personnel. (http://www.newsweek.com/us-military-kills-russians-syria-airstrikes-against-assad-supporters-reports-803949) Just prior to Trump's airstrikes, seven Iranians were murdered in Syria by Israeli fighter jets. (https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/russia-outs-israel-two-israeli-fighter-jets-struck-iranian-base-in-syria-1.5979943) Russia has spent years enhancing its military capabilities in preparation for a major confrontation with the US, whether in Syria or at its own borders with NATO.

Yet when the US, UK, and France launched over a hundred strikes on Syrian territory on April 14th, few in the US and West expressed any public outrage. Anti-war groups like the United National Anti-war Coalition (UNAC) mobilized around the country, but that was about it. Americans were once again immobilized for the usual reasons. Wall to wall pro-war corporate media coverage blaming Assad for the attack effectively drowned out any anti-war analysis from reaching the ears of most Americans. Perhaps the most important factor in the lack of outrage was the scant possibility that American troops were going to be sacrificed during the escalation. No Russians were hit by the strikes, so a larger military confrontation was unlikely. And the US military showed how weak it has become as the Syrian government was able to shoot down a majority of the strikes with decades-old Soviet technology.

Americans usually care about American troops dying but have a difficult time developing class-based solidarity with people around the world. The Black Radical Tradition has historically been the force that counters white supremacist chauvinism and pro-war sentiments in the US. Eight years of Obama effectively shifted the Black polity so far right that polls showed Black Americans possessing a more favorable view (https://blackagendareport.com/content/black-america-more-pro-war-ever) of Obama's declaration of war against Syria in 2013 than whites and Latinos. Neoliberal identity politics and the two-party duopoly system has for now swallowed the left whole. The Democratic Party wing of imperialism has dug deep into its Wall Street coffers to disguise itself as the anti-Trump "resistance" that will bring stability back to the empire.

The Democrats and their Republican allies seek a more stable Administration in Washington to properly manage the affairs of the ruling class. Those affairs mainly deal with the questions of austerity and war. Trump has been deemed "morally unfit" for the Presidency by spooks like James Comey because his unpredictable and egoist tendencies make him less interested in the preservation of empire and more interested in the preservation of the voting bloc and conditions that made his Presidency possible. We largely have the "cruise missile left" to thank for the lack of an alternative to the crisis of US imperialism. The cruise missile left has aligned with the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies against Trump and have dropped any anti-war, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist tendencies in the process.

Nowhere is this clearer than in its position on Syria. The cruise missile left is best represented by the likes of Democracy Now! and The Intercept. Both sources have worked together to subtly forward the agenda of US imperialism. Since 2011, Amy Goodman has never strayed from the NATO line on countries such as Libya, Syria, and Russia. Like the corporate media, Goodman and her staff at Democracy Now! have provided positive coverage of so-called humanitarian groups like the White Helmets which have long been proven to work directly with NATO-armed jihadist mercenaries ravaging Syria. (http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/28/vanessa-beeley-presents-new-white-helmets-expose-to-swiss-press-club-geneva/) The Intercept and Democracy Now! have refused to invite any guests on their show that deviate from the NATO line on Syria.

These sources have benefited from the corporate takeover of the US media. Democracy Now! and The Intercept act as an escape valve from corporate media lies, which make them more difficult to criticize when they serve the same interests as the corporate media outlets that spurred their formation. In their coverage of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, both Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald joined the imperial chorus that the Syrian government bore responsibility for an attack that had yet to be proven even happened. Even Secretary of Defense James "Mad Dog" Mattis admitted that the US lacked evidence backing up their claims against Assad. The Intercept and Democracy Now! staked their firm position against the Syrian government despite the overwhelming evidence that Syria destroyed its chemical weapons in the OPCW brokered deal between Russia and the US in 2013 and that Syria, Russia, and their allies are the only parties interested in coming to a peaceful resolution to the war.
https://www.rt.com/usa/423961-mattis-syria-chemical-evidence/

Cruise missile leftists thus bear much of the responsibility for the US, UK, and French airstrikes conducted against Syria on April 14th. After the strikes, Amy Goodman invited Chelsea Manning and so-called activist Rahmah Kudaimi to her show. Manning was given little time to speak while over seventy percent of the joint interview was taken up by Kudaimi's assertions that US airstrikes "enable" the Syrian "regime." Kudaimi practically begged the US to conduct the airstrikes correctly and fulfill the legitimate demand of the Syrian people to overthrow the Syrian government. Nowhere did Amy Goodman challenge such blatant support of US imperial objectives in Syria and beyond.

Democracy Now! and The Intercept are more interested in the overthrow of the Syrian government than its own government's role in the region. Neither source gives any coverage to the influx of head-chopping jihadist mercenaries whose roots lie in the CIA-sponsored war in Afghanistan in 1979. Neither mentions how numerous primary sources, such as the 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency leaked document, pin US, Turkish, and Saudi support for "Salafists" in Syria for the rise of ISIS. (https://www.rt.com/usa/312050-dia-flynn-islamic-state/) The millions of displaced Syrians and hundreds of thousands dead fall at the feet of US imperialism. And the cruise missile left would rather the world become engulfed in the flames of World War III than admit this fact.

The US government is the most murderous entity the world has ever known yet the focus of the cruise missile left remains the chauvinistic and racist depictions of the Syrian government. These depictions have been proven to be outright lies time and time again. The Syrian government is the rightfully elected government of the Syrian people. President Bashar Al-Assad was reelected to office in 2014 by a large majority. Cruise missile leftists on Democracy Now! or The Intercept never bother to ask how a nation attacked by imperialism would benefit from murdering its own citizens and suppressing a legitimate rebellion of the people.

The imperial war on Syria is legitimate to the cruise missile left because it allows them to express white supremacy as a civilizing crusade. It was no different during the US-NATO invasion of Libya. Gaddafi was painted by the cruise missile left as a barbaric and despotic dictator who armed his Black mercenary army with Viagra to rape women and children. Assad has faced the same treatment as Gaddafi. The political legitimacy that collaboration with imperialism affords means much more to the cruise missile left than solidarity. After all, solidarity with oppressed people won't get you lucrative partnerships with billionaire backed foundations like First Look Media, the primary benefactor for The Intercept.

Democracy Now! and The Intercept not only betray the people of Syria and Russia when it peddles pro-war narratives, but also poor and working-class people here in the United States. Neither the terror of police occupation and mass incarceration in the Black community nor the poverty being enforced by the US austerity regime will become any less ruthless should US imperialism spark a nuclear conflict in Syria. In fact, endless war only exacerbates the declining conditions of the oppressed. The cruise missile left, however, sees its petty privileges as far more important than the future of humanity.

Reprinted with permission from Black Agenda Report.
https://www.blackagendareport.com/cruise-missile-left-complicit-american-escalation-toward-world-war-iii

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Wesley Clark, U.S. Army, takes questions from reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon on the status of the NATO-led, international peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 9, 1999. The first U.S. peacekeepers entered the war-ravaged country five years ago this month in an effort to stop the ethnic killings and prevent further deterioration of the region's infrastructure. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. (Released)
The U.S. Plan To Topple All 7 Countries On Trump's Refugee Ban List
https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-u-s-plan-to-topple-all-7-countries-on-trumps-refugee-ban-list/224475/
According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas
https://www.mintpressnews.com/how-the-us-occupied-the-30-of-syria-containing-most-of-its-oil-water-and-gas/240601/
While gaining control of key resources for partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, the U.S.' main goal in occupying the oil and water rich northeastern Syria is aimed not at Syria but at Iran.

Mattis: Still no evidence on Syria chemical attack, but I believe there was one
https://www.rt.com/usa/423961-mattis-syria-chemical-evidence/
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US ex-intelligence chief on ISIS rise: It was 'a willful Washington decision'
https://www.rt.com/usa/312050-dia-flynn-islamic-state/

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. © Gary Cameron / Reuters

The US didn't interfere with the rise of anti-government jihadist groups in Syria that finally degenerated into Islamic State, claims the former head of America's Defense Intelligence Agency, backing a secret 2012 memo predicting their rise.

An interview with retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), given to Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hasan, confirms earlier suspicions that Washington was monitoring jihadist groups emerging as opposition in Syria.

'American foreign policy demands demons' (Op-Edge) http://t.co/nUsRpDeJAFpic.twitter.com/XhOcziLb7g
-- RT America (@RT_America) July 29, 2015

General Flynn dismissed Al Jazeera's supposition that the US administration "turned a blind eye" to the DIA's analysis.

Flynn believes the US government didn't listen to his agency on purpose.

"I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision," the former DIA chief said.

READ MORE: Iraq Diary, Day 8: Does the DIA report talk about ISIS roots?
http://www.rt.com/op-edge/262265-dia-report-isis-roots/

The classified DIA report presented in August 2012, stated that "the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [Al- Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria," being supported by "the West, Gulf countries and Turkey."
http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/

US wants to use ISIS for projects in Iraq -- Shiite militia leader http://t.co/vGlEgbDx5rpic.twitter.com/Ge2mOkJF4J
-- RT (@RT_com) July 29, 2015

The document recently declassified through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), analyses the situation in Syria in the summer of 2012 and predicts: "If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria... and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime."

Putin's initiative to create 'united front' to fight #ISIS intrigues US, allies -- Lavrov http://t.co/IjV56XdUeipic.twitter.com/dLUvD0Qsta
-- RT (@RT_com) August 9, 2015

The report warns of "dire consequences" of this scenario, because it would allow Al-Qaeda to regain its positions in Iraq and unify the jihadist Sunni forces in Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against all other Muslim minorities they consider dissenters.

READ MORE: 'US created conditions for ISIS': RT talks to Iraqi Shia militia as they leave to fight
http://www.rt.com/news/266578-iraq-shia-militia-isis/

"ISI (the Islamic State of Iraq) could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards of unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory," the DIA report correctly predicted at the time.

Those groups eventually emerged as Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, an Islamic group loyal to Al-Qaeda.

ISIS no weaker after a year of airstrikes - US intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpU-vIXIvaM

Unlike the US State Department, which rushed to label the declassified DIA memo as unimportant soon after its declassification, the DIA's former head expressed full trust in the 2012 report, stressing he "paid very close attention" to this document, adding "the intelligence was very clear."

'Root of all evil? US intervention, not Assad' -- Ron Paul University director to RT https://t.co/Dvud6bnZsF
-- RT (@RT_com) August 7, 2015

Al Jazeera notes that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn became "the highest ranking intelligence official to go on record," saying the US and other states, notably Turkey and the Gulf Arab states, were sponsoring Al-Qaeda-led rebels in Syria with political support and weapons in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

When Al Jazeera's Hasan asked Flynn why he didn't attempt to stop the US coordinating arms transfers to Islamic extremists, the retired general said: "I hate to say it's not my job, but my job was to ensure the accuracy of our intelligence," said Flynn, who also served as director of intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during the US hunt for Bin Laden.

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READ MORE: 'US seems to be constantly one step behind ISIS'
http://www.rt.com/op-edge/266569-us-isis-strategy-iraq/

With the Al-Qaeda's notorious founder killed in Pakistan in 2011, the former DIA head admitting the US sponsored Al-Qaeda-associated groups a year later in Syria should come as a shock to American media outlets, such as the Daily Beast, which criticized the DIA memo as unworthy.

Author for the Levant Report, Brad Hoff says hours after he published a rebuttal to the Daily Beast article, he was contacted by a personal friend, a high level official with CIA Public Affairs, who urged Hoff to drop his comments regarding the IS issue, insisting the Daily Beast article had been "written insightfully."
Assad blame game 'encourages more groups like ISIS'

RT's Gayane Chichakyan asked US State Department spokesperson John Kirby to comment on the DIA memo and Flynn's assessment of it. In response, Kirby ignored the claims, solely blaming Assad for the rise of Islamic State forces.

"I am certainly not going to talk about the intelligence report that I haven't seen ... The rise of ISIL inside Syria was, in fact, helped by Assad regime's lack of legitimacy to govern effectively its own people and its own territory," Kirby said.

Washington's approach to Syria only helps to further destabilize the situation by exclusively presenting the Syrian president as a leader who has 'lost' legitimacy, Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Quds, Said Arikat, told RT.

"It is very difficult to contain the situation in Syria or Iraq. It is very difficult to put that genie back in the bottle. If the United States was really intent on defeating ISIS, it has to create or facilitate conditions by which or through which you can have a political resolution," Arikat said.

"And you begin by saying we want all Syrian representatives, including those who look at Assad as a representative. That is the only way. To continue to adhere to the stubborn line that Assad has lost his legitimacy is basically agitating for more of these groups to emerge. Today we have ISIS, tomorrow we might have something else," he added.

Related:

Iraq Diary, Day 8: Does the DIA report talk about ISIS roots?
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/262265-dia-report-isis-roots/

'US created conditions for ISIS': RT talks to Iraqi Shia militia as they leave to fight
https://www.rt.com/news/266578-iraq-shia-militia-isis/

'US seems to be constantly one step behind ISIS'
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/266569-us-isis-strategy-iraq/

Mocking the DIA Report on the Creation of ISIS
http://original.antiwar.com/Brad_Hoff/2015/06/12/mocking-the-dia-report-on-the-creation-of-isis/
...neither my reporting, nor Nafeez Ahmed's ever claimed that the DIA document exists as stand-alone "smoking gun" proof of the claims that the West knowingly fueled the rise of Islamic State. As I said soon after writing my report on the Scott Horton show, the DIA document merely "completes the picture" -- a picture that many, including Ahmed, have been piecing together for years.
But that the West and the USdid fuel the rise of ISIS through political support, weapons, logistical coordination, and supplies given to militants in Syria is hardly the theory of a few independent journalists when you have the likes of former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford going around confessing that he himself knowingly backed rebels fighting alongside ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Syria (Nusra) in 2013. Remember that Ford was the State Department's top man in Syria and thus had a key role in the rebel "vetting" process. (As for other former government officials, current politicians, and even FSA commanders that have also said that the West gave political and material support to the then nascent Islamic State...well the list is too long for this column.)
While government officials like to claim that "we didn't know" or that "we had good intentions," this DIA document is just additional proof that at the very least, at some official level, they did know. The dynamics of the conflict and potential consequences of the West's course of action were spelled out in quite precise (and prescient) terms, and put into writing in the form of an information report and circulated widely (the early reporting never claimed the document was itself produced as an active or official policy document)...

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2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State "in order to isolate the Syrian regime"
https://levantreport.com/2015/05/19/2012-defense-intelligence-agency-document-west-will-facilitate-rise-of-islamic-state-in-order-to-isolate-the-syrian-regime/


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https://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2012/04/natos-slow-genocide-in-libya-syria-is.html
What the world has to look forward to if NATO and the UN gets its way in Syria.
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Time to Defund the Syrian Rebels
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/09/26/time-to-defund-the-syrian-rebels/
Now that they've officially joined al-Qaeda
by Justin Raimondo Posted on September 27, 2013

Those cuddly "moderate" Syrian rebels are at it again! No sooner had the President, John Kerry, John McCain and Lindsey Graham assured us the majority of those "freedom fighters" are really the equivalent of George Washington and the Continental Army, than the rebels commanders on the ground announced they were joining al-Qaeda. They are through with the "National Council" and are organizing their own "Islamist Alliance":

"The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group ... Others include the Tawheed Brigade, the biggest Free Syrian Army unit in the northern city of Aleppo; Liwa al-Islam, the largest rebel group in the capital, Damascus; and Ahrar al-Sham, the most successful nationwide franchise of mostly Syrian Salafist fighters. Collectively, the new front, which does not yet have a formal name but has been dubbed by its members the 'Islamist Alliance,' claims to represent 75 percent of the rebels fighting to topple Assad."

In this context, the al-Qaeda affiliates aren't even the worst. As Max Fisher puts it in the Washington Post:

"As a sign of how bad things have gotten, al-Nusra is actually somewhere near the ideological center of the rebel movement; the al-Qaeda group Islamic State (ISIS), whose fighters are streaming into Syria from Iraq are considerably more ideologically extreme."

Yes, you read that right: a group that has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda is composed of "moderates" who represent the "center" of the rebel movement, while those baddies over at ISIS are the Real Problem. Once you go down this rabbit hole, you wind up in a kind of Syrian Wonderland, where things get curiouser and curiouser.

There we learn this radicalization is the fault of those unreliable Americans, who have "betrayed" the rebels by not bombing and failing to arm them with the really big guns. According to Syrian National Council spokesman Louay al-Mokdad, "they told us they signed this because they lost all hope in the international community. They said: 'We are really tired, Bashar al-Assad is killing us, all the West is betraying us, and they want to negotiate with the regime over our blood.'"

Yes, those poor babies are tired -- after all, beheading infidels really takes it out of you! It's hard on the arms. Burning churches, destroying entire villages, not to mention car-bombs -- what could be more exhausting? I mean, have a heart!

Besides which, the Islamists are among the best fighters, according to Abu Hassan, who speaks for a gang of thugs calling itself the Tawheed Brigade:

"Jabhat al-Nusra is a Syrian military formation that fought the regime and played an active role in liberating many locations. So we don't care about the stand of those who don't care about our interests."

So does this mean our recently stepped-up effort to arm the rebels is a non-starter? Not so fast: President Obama recently signed a waiver exempting the Syrian rebels from a law prohibiting US aid to terrorist groups. So it's okay! The coast is clear! It's all "legal" -- US tax dollars will continue to flow to Syria, where they'll be used to arm a group that has the official al-Qaeda franchise and wants to create an Islamic state.

Oh, but we're "vetting" the Syrian opposition, right? Well, yeah, if you call this "vetting." It's really more like the honor system -- and, call me cynical, but somehow I don't think getting "handwritten receipts" from local commanders will work with these folks.

I had to laugh at our clueless government's reaction to this latest development in the ongoing Syrian rebel saga:

"The development appeared to take the Obama administration by surprise. A senior State Department official, briefing reporters Tuesday night on a meeting at the United Nations between Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Syrian Opposition Coalition Chairman Ahmad al-Jarba, was unaware of the rebel announcement that had been made several hours earlier."

Looks like the State Department was tied up with this and just didn't notice they'd been outflanked by Ayman al-Zawahiri. However, by the next morning they were totally up to speed:

"In a statement Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that officials had 'seen the reports' and were 'discussing with the moderate opposition what impact this will have going forward.' ... U.S. aid would continue, she said, 'taking into account that alliances and associations often change on the ground based on resources and needs of the moment.'"

Ah yes, the "needs of the moment" -- that about sums up Washington's reckless by-the-seat-of-our-pants foreign policy. But what else do you expect from a government that goes bankrupt every few months and threatens to shut down altogether? Surely not competence. A nation that boasts of its ability to deliver "precision" missile strikes has no idea where millions of dollars in "foreign aid" is going -- except, perhaps, straight into the coffers of the same people who brought down the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Is it really incompetence? I wonder. The last time we played the regime change game in the region, we sent portable surface-to-air missile units to the Afghan mujahideen, i.e. what later became al-Qaeda and the Taliban. But, hey, didn't we declare war on those guys more recently? I seem to remember an authorization for the use of military force that specifically named al-Qaeda and allied groups as justification for a worldwide "war on terrorism" -- a war that continues to this day. So how do we reconcile this with the Obama administration's support for our sworn enemies?

This deranged policy isn't unique to the Obamaites: it's a continuation of the Sunni "turn" initiated by the Bush administration. Bogged down in Iraq, and facing rising opposition to the war on the home front, they had to come up with a solution -- i.e. a "victory" -- but quick. So the "surge" was born, coupled with "outreach" to Iraq's Sunni tribesman (i.e. we bribed them). Having "won" the battle of Anbar province with the help of these worthies, we declared the operation a success.

Team Bush had by that time already decided to ditch Iraq and go after the Big Kahuna, i.e. Iran -- and that meant forging a regional alliance of Sunni radicals, oil-rich Emirs, and the Saudi Kingdom. As Fisher reports, al-Qaeda represents the "centrist" element in this sinister mix.

That's how we got here, i.e. to the point where the ghost of Osama bin Laden is cheering on Uncle Sam. He may be dead as a doornail, but he's had the last laugh.

The Syrian rebels have spent the past year or so blaming America for their inability to win the civil war they started, and issuing all kinds of threats, including threats to attack the US.

Their suit-and-tie advocates are subtle about it, warning of the "consequences of inaction." What are these consequences? They've been threatening to go over to al-Qaeda for months. One rebel apologist opined that if the West failed to send arms, Syria would become "a jihadist magnet." The clear implication being that the rebels would take their jihad to other shores.

Israel is right next door, which is why their amen corner has joined up with the Saudi/Qatari-financed pro-rebel lobby, but what's scary is that America would hardly be exempt. After all, the oft-stated goal of al-Qaeda -- otherwise known as Syrian "centrists" -- has always been to strike at the "far enemy," i.e. the United States, and, from the sound of things, they wouldn't have much trouble persuading their newest Syrian recruits to join them in this effort. We "betrayed" them, and they're pretty mad about it -- but are they mad enough to ram a car bomb into an American shopping mall?

In short, what the rebels have been saying, usually implicitly and under their breath, has been: send us money and arms, or else run the risk of another 9/11. In deciding to arm the rebels and call for air strikes against the Syrian regime, the Obama administration is responding to what is in effect a blackmail note.

It all works out very neatly for both sides: the rebels get their guns, and the administration gets a fresh justification for the Surveillance State, because, you know, the Bad Guys really are out to get us. Yes, war is a racket, as Gen. Smedley Butler famously opined, but more than just money is involved.

In their statement, the Islamist Alliance not only rejected the Syrian Opposition Council and called for the imposition of Islamic law, they also demanded the rebels reject Western aid. Why not grant them their wish?

Millions of US taxpayer dollars are being spent to support and arm them -- and does anybody in Congress know how much is going to our avowed enemies? With 75 percent of the rebel fighters on the ground pledging allegiance to this "Islamist Alliance," anything less than that would be astonishing. If even one dollar is going to these murderous goons it's a moral obscenity.

Now is the time for some enterprising member of congress with a nose for news to pounce on this issue and introduce a bill to defund the rebels. The House of Representatives could do it as part of a budget deal -- that is, if they don't shut down the government first. Because something tells me that if the government does shut down, US aid to Obama's contras will keep flowing -- even if a few of our air traffic controllers are told to stay home.

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Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad
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by Tyler Durden
Sun, 05/24/2015 - 15:20
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-23/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-tool-overthrow-syrias-president-assad

From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world's stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world's terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the "straight to beheading YouTube clip" purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria's president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe's dominant - and belligerent - source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.

The narrative and the plotline were so transparent, even Russia saw right through them. Recall from September of last year:

If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, LiveLeak reports that the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad's forces, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Clearly comprehending that Obama's new strategy against ISIS in Syria is all about pushing the Qatar pipeline through (as was the impetus behind the 2013 intervention push), Russia is pushing back noting that the it is using ISIS as a pretext for bombing Syrian government forces and warning that "such a development would lead to a huge escalation of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa."

But it's one thing to speculate; it's something entirely different to have hard proof.

And while speculation was rife that just like the CIA-funded al Qaeda had been used as a facade by the US to achieve its own geopolitical and national interests over the past two decades, so ISIS was nothing more than al Qaeda 2.0, there was no actual evidence of just this.

That may all have changed now when a declassified secret US government document obtained by the public interest law firm, Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad.

According to investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed in Medium, the "leaked document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an 'Islamic State' in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the 'Islamic State' as a direct consequence of the strategy, but described this outcome as a strategic opportunity to "isolate the Syrian regime."

And not just that: as we reported last week, now that ISIS is running around the middle east, cutting people's heads of in 1080p quality and Hollywood-quality (perhaps literally) video, the US has a credible justification to sell billions worth of modern, sophisticated weapons in the region in order to "modernize" and "replenish" the weapons of such US allies as Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iraq.

But that the US military-industrial complex is a winner every time war breaks out anywhere in the world (usually with the assistance of the CIA) is clear to everyone by now. What wasn't clear is just how the US predetermined the current course of events in the middle east.

Now, thanks to the following declassified report, we have a far better understanding of not only how current events in the middle east came to be, but what America's puppermaster role leading up to it all, was.

From Nafeez Ahmed: Secret Pentagon report reveals West saw ISIS as strategic asset Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to 'isolate' Assad, rollback 'Shia expansion', originally posted in Medium.

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Hypocrisy

The revelations contradict the official line of Western government on their policies in Syria, and raise disturbing questions about secret Western support for violent extremists abroad, while using the burgeoning threat of terror to justify excessive mass surveillance and crackdowns on civil liberties at home.

Among the batch of documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, released earlier this week, is a US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document then classified as "secret," dated 12th August 2012.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287-293-JW-v-DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10-final-version11.pdf

The DIA provides military intelligence in support of planners, policymakers and operations for the US Department of Defense and intelligence community.

So far, media reporting has focused on the evidence that the Obama administration knew of arms supplies from a Libyan terrorist stronghold to rebels in Syria.

Some outlets have reported the US intelligence community's internal prediction of the rise of ISIS. Yet none have accurately acknowledged the disturbing details exposing how the West knowingly fostered a sectarian, al-Qaeda-driven rebellion in Syria.

Charles Shoebridge, a former British Army and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism intelligence officer, said:

"Given the political leanings of the organisation that obtained these documents, it's unsurprising that the main emphasis given to them thus far has been an attempt to embarrass Hilary Clinton regarding what was known about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in 2012. However, the documents also contain far less publicized revelations that raise vitally important questions of the West's governments and media in their support of Syria's rebellion."

The West's Islamists

The newly declassified DIA document from 2012 (http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/) confirms that the main component of the anti-Assad rebel forces by this time comprised Islamist insurgents affiliated to groups that would lead to the emergence of ISIS. Despite this, these groups were to continue receiving support from Western militaries and their regional allies.

Noting that "the Salafist [sic], the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria," the document states that "the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition," while Russia, China and Iran "support the [Assad] regime."

The 7-page DIA document states that al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the precursor to the 'Islamic State in Iraq,' (ISI) which became the 'Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,' "supported the Syrian opposition from the beginning, both ideologically and through the media."

The formerly secret Pentagon report notes that the "rise of the insurgency in Syria" has increasingly taken a "sectarian direction," attracting diverse support from Sunni "religious and tribal powers" across the region.

In a section titled 'The Future Assumptions of the Crisis,' the DIA report predicts that while Assad's regime will survive, retaining control over Syrian territory, the crisis will continue to escalate "into proxy war."

The document also recommends the creation of "safe havens under international sheltering, similar to what transpired in Libya when Benghazi was chosen as the command centre for the temporary government."

In Libya, anti-Gaddafi rebels, most of whom were al-Qaeda affiliated militias, were protected by NATO 'safe havens' (aka 'no fly zones').

'Supporting powers want' ISIS entity

In a strikingly prescient prediction, the Pentagon document explicitly forecasts the probable declaration of "an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria."

Nevertheless, "Western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey are supporting these efforts" by Syrian "opposition forces" fighting to "control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor), adjacent to Western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar)":

"... there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran)."

The secret Pentagon document thus provides extraordinary confirmation that the US-led coalition currently fighting ISIS, had three years ago welcomed the emergence of an extremist "Salafist Principality" in the region as a way to undermine Assad, and block off the strategic expansion of Iran. Crucially, Iraq is labeled as an integral part of this "Shia expansion."

The establishment of such a "Salafist Principality" in eastern Syria, the DIA document asserts, is "exactly" what the "supporting powers to the [Syrian] opposition want." Earlier on, the document repeatedly describes those "supporting powers" as "the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey."

Further on, the document reveals that Pentagon analysts were acutely aware of the dire risks of this strategy, yet ploughed ahead anyway.

The establishment of such a "Salafist Principality" in eastern Syria, it says, would create "the ideal atmosphere for AQI to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi." Last summer, ISIS conquered Mosul in Iraq, and just this month has also taken control of Ramadi.

Such a quasi-state entity will provide:

"... a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy. ISI could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of territory."

The 2012 DIA document is an Intelligence Information Report (IIR), not a "finally evaluated intelligence" assessment, but its contents are vetted before distribution. The report was circulated throughout the US intelligence community, including to the State Department, Central Command, the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA, FBI, among other agencies.

In response to my questions about the strategy, the British government simply denied the Pentagon report's startling revelations of deliberate Western sponsorship of violent extremists in Syria. A British Foreign Office spokesperson said:

"AQ and ISIL are proscribed terrorist organisations. The UK opposes all forms of terrorism. AQ, ISIL, and their affiliates pose a direct threat to the UK's national security. We are part of a military and political coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and are working with international partners to counter the threat from AQ and other terrorist groups in that region. In Syria we have always supported those moderate opposition groups who oppose the tyranny of Assad and the brutality of the extremists."

The DIA did not respond to request for comment.
Strategic asset for regime-change

Security analyst Shoebridge, however, who has tracked Western support for Islamist terrorists in Syria since the beginning of the war, pointed out that the secret Pentagon intelligence report exposes fatal contradictions at the heart of official pronunciations:

"Throughout the early years of the Syria crisis, the US and UK governments, and almost universally the West's mainstream media, promoted Syria's rebels as moderate, liberal, secular, democratic, and therefore deserving of the West's support. Given that these documents wholly undermine this assessment, it's significant that the West's media has now, despite their immense significance, almost entirely ignored them."

According to Brad Hoff, a former US Marine who served during the early years of the Iraq War and as a 9/11 first responder at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Battalion Quantico from 2000 to 2004, the just released Pentagon report for the first time provides stunning affirmation that:

"US intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a US strategic asset."

Hoff, who is managing editor of Levant Report -- ?an online publication run by Texas-based educators who have direct experience of the Middle East? -- ?points out that the DIA document "matter-of-factly" states that the rise of such an extremist Salafist political entity in the region offers a "tool for regime change in Syria."

The DIA intelligence report shows, he said, that the rise of ISIS only became possible in the context of the Syrian insurgency? -- ?"there is no mention of US troop withdrawal from Iraq as a catalyst for Islamic State's rise, which is the contention of innumerable politicians and pundits." The report demonstrates that:

"The establishment of a 'Salafist Principality' in Eastern Syria is 'exactly' what the external powers supporting the opposition want (identified as 'the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey') in order to weaken the Assad government."

The rise of a Salafist quasi-state entity that might expand into Iraq, and fracture that country, was therefore clearly foreseen by US intelligence as likely? -- ?but nevertheless strategically useful? -- ?blowback from the West's commitment to "isolating Syria."
Complicity

Critics of the US-led strategy in the region have repeatedly raised questions about the role of coalition allies in intentionally providing extensive support to Islamist terrorist groups in the drive to destabilize the Assad regime in Syria.

The conventional wisdom is that the US government did not retain sufficient oversight on the funding to anti-Assad rebel groups, which was supposed to be monitored and vetted to ensure that only 'moderate' groups were supported.

However, the newly declassified Pentagon report proves unambiguously that years before ISIS launched its concerted offensive against Iraq, the US intelligence community was fully aware that Islamist militants constituted the core of Syria's sectarian insurgency.

Despite that, the Pentagon continued to support the Islamist insurgency, even while anticipating the probability that doing so would establish an extremist Salafi stronghold in Syria and Iraq.

As Shoebridge told me, "The documents show that not only did the US government at the latest by August 2012 know the true extremist nature and likely outcome of Syria's rebellion"? -- ?namely, the emergence of ISIS? -- ?"but that this was considered an advantage for US foreign policy. This also suggests a decision to spend years in an effort to deliberately mislead the West's public, via a compliant media, into believing that Syria's rebellion was overwhelmingly 'moderate.'"

Annie Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer who blew the whistle in the 1990s on MI6 funding of al-Qaeda to assassinate Libya's former leader Colonel Gaddafi, similarly said of the revelations:

"This is no surprise to me. Within individual countries there are always multiple intelligence agencies with competing agendas."

She explained that MI6's Libya operation in 1996, which resulted in the deaths of innocent people, "happened at precisely the time when MI5 was setting up a new section to investigate al-Qaeda."

This strategy was repeated on a grand scale in the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, said Machon, where the CIA and MI6 were:

"... supporting the very same Libyan groups, resulting in a failed state, mass murder, displacement and anarchy. So the idea that elements of the American military-security complex have enabled the development of ISIS after their failed attempt to get NATO to once again 'intervene' is part of an established pattern. And they remain indifferent to the sheer scale of human suffering that is unleashed as a result of such game-playing."

Divide and rule

Several US government officials have conceded that their closest allies in the anti-ISIS coalition were funding violent extremist Islamist groups that became integral to ISIS.

US Vice President Joe Biden, for instance, admitted last year that Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Turkey had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamist rebels in Syria that metamorphosed into ISIS.

But he did not admit what this internal Pentagon document demonstrates? -- ?that the entire covert strategy was sanctioned and supervised by the US, Britain, France, Israel and other Western powers.

The strategy appears to fit a policy scenario identified by a recent US Army-commissioned RAND Corp report.

The report, published four years before the DIA document, called for the US "to capitalise on the Shia-Sunni conflict by taking the side of the conservative Sunni regimes in a decisive fashion and working with them against all Shiite empowerment movements in the Muslim world."

The US would need to contain "Iranian power and influence" in the Gulf by "shoring up the traditional Sunni regimes in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan." Simultaneously, the US must maintain "a strong strategic relationship with the Iraqi Shiite government" despite its Iran alliance.

The RAND report confirmed that the "divide and rule" strategy was already being deployed "to create divisions in the jihadist camp. Today in Iraq such a strategy is being used at the tactical level."

The report observed that the US was forming "temporary alliances" with al-Qaeda affiliated "nationalist insurgent groups" that have fought the US for four years in the form of "weapons and cash." Although these nationalists "have cooperated with al-Qaeda against US forces," they are now being supported to exploit "the common threat that al-Qaeda now poses to both parties."

The 2012 DIA document, however, further shows that while sponsoring purportedly former al-Qaeda insurgents in Iraq to counter al-Qaeda, Western governments were simultaneously arming al-Qaeda insurgents in Syria.

The revelation from an internal US intelligence document that the very US-led coalition supposedly fighting 'Islamic State' today, knowingly created ISIS in the first place, raises troubling questions about recent government efforts to justify the expansion of state anti-terror powers.

In the wake of the rise of ISIS, intrusive new measures to combat extremism including mass surveillance, the Orwellian 'prevent duty' and even plans to enable government censorship of broadcasters, are being pursued on both sides of the Atlantic, much of which disproportionately targets activists, journalists and ethnic minorities, especially Muslims.

Yet the new Pentagon report reveals that, contrary to Western government claims, the primary cause of the threat comes from their own deeply misguided policies of secretly sponsoring Islamist terrorism for dubious geopolitical purposes.

Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author and international security scholar. A former Guardian writer, he writes the 'System Shift' column for VICE's Motherboard, and is also a columnist for Middle East Eye. He is the winner of a 2015 Project Censored Award, known as the 'Alternative Pulitzer Prize', for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian work, and was selected in the Evening Standard's 'Power 1,000' most globally influential Londoners.

Nafeez has also written for The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Scotsman, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, Prospect, New Statesman, Le Monde diplomatique, New Internationalist, Counterpunch, Truthout, among others. He is the author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010), and the scifi thriller novel ZERO POINT, among other books. His work on the root causes and covert operations linked to international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner's Inquest.
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Assad's Death Warrant
https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/15/assads-death-warrant/
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"Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria."

-- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Why the Arabs don't want us in Syria, Politico
http://www.politico.eu/article/why-the-arabs-dont-want-us-in-syria-mideast-conflict-oil-intervention/

The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation, just like Libya and Iraq were regime change operations.

The main driver of the conflict is the country that's toppled more than 50 sovereign governments since the end of World War 2. (See: Bill Blum here.) We're talking about the United States of course.

Washington is the hands-down regime change champion, no one else even comes close. That being the case, one might assume that the American people would notice the pattern of intervention, see through the propaganda and assign blame accordingly. But that never seems to happen and it probably won't happen here either. No matter how compelling the evidence may be, the brainwashed American people always believe their government is doing the right thing.

But the United States is not doing the right thing in Syria. Arming, training and funding Islamic extremists -- that have killed half a million people, displaced 7 million more and turned the country into an uninhabitable wastelands --is not the right thing. It is the wrong thing, the immoral thing. And the US is involved in this conflict for all the wrong reasons, the foremost of which is gas. The US wants to install a puppet regime in Damascus so it can secure pipeline corridors in the East, oversee the transport of vital energy reserves from Qatar to the EU, and make sure that those reserves continue to be denominated in US Dollars that are recycled into US Treasuries and US financial assets. This is the basic recipe for maintaining US dominance in the Middle East and for extending America's imperial grip on global power into the future.

The war in Syria did not begin when the government of Bashar al Assad cracked down on protestors in the spring of 2011. That version of events is obfuscating hogwash. The war began in 2009, when Assad rejected a Qatari plan to transport gas from Qatar to the EU via Syria. As Robert F Kennedy Jr. explains in his excellent article "Syria: Another pipeline War":

"The $10 billion, 1,500km pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey....would have linked Qatar directly to European energy markets via distribution terminals in Turkey... The Qatar/Turkey pipeline would have given the Sunni Kingdoms of the Persian Gulf decisive domination of world natural gas markets and strengthen Qatar, America's closest ally in the Arab world. ....

In 2009, Assad announced that he would refuse to sign the agreement to allow the pipeline to run through Syria "to protect the interests of our Russian ally....

Assad further enraged the Gulf's Sunni monarchs by endorsing a Russian approved "Islamic pipeline" running from Iran's side of the gas field through Syria and to the ports of Lebanon. The Islamic pipeline would make Shia Iran instead of Sunni Qatar, the principal supplier to the European energy market and dramatically increase Tehran's influence in the Mid-East and the world..."

Naturally, the Saudis, Qataris, Turks and Americans were furious at Assad, but what could they do? How could they prevent him from choosing his own business partners and using his own sovereign territory to transport gas to market?

What they could do is what any good Mafia Don would do; break a few legs and steal whatever he wanted. In this particular situation, Washington and its scheming allies decided to launch a clandestine proxy-war against Damascus, kill or depose Assad, and make damn sure the western oil giants nabbed the future pipeline contracts and controlled the flow of energy to Europe. That was the plan at least. Here's more from Kennedy:

"Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.

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Repeat: "the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline", he signed his own death warrant. That single act was the catalyst for the US aggression that transformed a bustling, five thousand-year old civilization into a desolate Falluja-like moonscape overflowing with homicidal fanatics that were recruited, groomed and deployed by the various allied intelligence agencies.

But what's particularly interesting about this story is that the US attempted a nearly-identical plan 60 years earlier during the Eisenhower administration. Here's another clip from the Kennedy piece:

"During the 1950's, President Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers ... mounted a clandestine war against Arab Nationalism -- which CIA Director Allan Dulles equated with communism -- particularly when Arab self-rule threatened oil concessions. They pumped secret American military aid to tyrants in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon favoring puppets with conservative Jihadist ideologies which they regarded as a reliable antidote to Soviet Marxism....

The CIA began its active meddling in Syria in 1949 -- barely a year after the agency's creation.... Syria's democratically elected president, Shukri-al-Kuwaiti, hesitated to approve the Trans Arabian Pipeline, an American project intended to connect the oil fields of Saudi Arabia to the ports of Lebanon via Syria. (so)... the CIA engineered a coup, replacing al-Kuwaiti with the CIA's handpicked dictator, a convicted swindler named Husni al-Za'im. Al-Za'im barely had time to dissolve parliament and approve the American pipeline before his countrymen deposed him, 14 weeks into his regime.....

(CIA agent Rocky) Stone arrived in Damascus in April 1956 with $3 million in Syrian pounds to arm and incite Islamic militants and to bribe Syrian military officers and politicians to overthrow al-Kuwaiti's democratically elected secularist regime....

But all that CIA money failed to corrupt the Syrian military officers. The soldiers reported the CIA's bribery attempts to the Ba'athist regime. In response, the Syrian army invaded the American Embassy taking Stone prisoner. Following harsh interrogation, Stone made a televised confession to his roles in the Iranian coup and the CIA's aborted attempt to overthrow Syria's legitimate government....(Then) Syria purged all politicians sympathetic to the U.S. and executed them for treason." (Politico)

See how history is repeating itself? It's like the CIA was too lazy to even write a new script, they just dusted off the old one and hired new actors.

Fortunately, Assad --with the help of Iran, Hezbollah and the Russian Airforce-- has fended off the effort to oust him and install a US-stooge. This should not be taken as a ringing endorsement of Assad as a leader, but of the principal that global security depends on basic protections of national sovereignty, and that the cornerstone of international law has to be a rejection of unprovoked aggression whether the hostilities are executed by one's own military or by armed proxies that are used to achieve the same strategic objectives while invoking plausible deniability. The fact is, there is no difference between Bush's invasion of Iraq and Obama's invasion of Syria. The moral, ethical and legal issues are the same, the only difference is that Obama has been more successful in confusing the American people about what is really going on.

And what's going on is regime change: "Assad must go". That's been the administration's mantra from the get go. Obama and Co are trying to overthrow a democratically-elected secular regime that refuses to bow to Washington's demands to provide access to pipeline corridors that will further strengthen US dominance in the region. That's what's really going on behind the ISIS distraction and the "Assad is a brutal dictator" distraction and the "war-weary civilians in Aleppo" distraction. Washington doesn't care about any of those things. What Washington cares about is oil, power and money. How can anyone be confused about that by now? Kennedy summed it up like this:

"We must recognize the Syrian conflict is a war over control of resources indistinguishable from the myriad clandestine and undeclared oil wars we have been fighting in the Mid-East for 65 years. And only when we see this conflict as a proxy war over a pipeline do events become comprehensible."

That says it all, don't you think?
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Why the Arabs don't want us in Syria
They don't hate 'our freedoms.' They hate that we've betrayed our ideals in their own countries -- for oil.
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
2/23/16, 8:50 AM CET
Updated 9/16/16, 10:12 AM CET
https://www.politico.eu/article/why-the-arabs-dont-want-us-in-syria-mideast-conflict-oil-intervention/

U.S. Coalition Kills Russians in Airstrikes Against Assad Supporters in Syria, Reports Say
http://www.newsweek.com/us-military-kills-russians-syria-airstrikes-against-assad-supporters-reports-803949

Israeli Jet Downed by Syrian Anti-Aircraft Fire, After IDF Takes Out Iranian Drone
http://www.newsweek.com/israeli-jet-downed-syrian-anti-aircraft-fire-after-idf-takes-out-iranian-drone-802597

Syria's War in 2018 Sees U.S. Allies Kill Each Other as Russia Struggles to Make Peace
http://www.newsweek.com/syria-war-2018-us-allies-kill-one-another-russia-tries-make-peace-796795

U.S. Says Turkey Is Helping ISIS by Bombing Kurds in Syria
By Tom O'Connor On 1/25/18 at 4:25 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/us-says-turkey-helping-isis-bombing-kurds-syria-791274
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are pictured at a checkpoint in Azaz, Syria, on January 24. The Free Syria Army was once the foremost insurgent force in Syria and received CIA support for years, but lost out to jihadi groups and now only controls a small pocket of territory along the Turkish border...

Iran Says U.S. 'Even Worse' Than ISIS After Bombing Supreme Leader's Allies in Syria
By Tom O'Connor On 2/9/18 at 12:36 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/iran-says-us-even-worse-isis-bombing-supreme-leader-allies-syria-802257
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned U.S. foreign policy across the Middle East, accusing Washington of destabilizing the region through its intervention...

U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia Leading World to War With Iran, France Says
http://www.newsweek.com/us-israel-saudi-arabia-leading-world-war-iran-france-says-770728
Updated | French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of protests.

Macron on Wednesday joined several other world leaders to weigh in on protests that began as demonstrations against austerity measures under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and later spilled into isolated, deadly clashes between civilians and security forces. The French leader called for dialogue with Tehran and criticized three of his international partners for pursuing what he considered bellicose policies toward a country the trio have increasingly sought to isolate and undermine in recent years.
"The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war," Macron told reporters, according to Reuters.

Related:

What the Iran protesters really want: It is not Trump's 'great support'
http://www.newsweek.com/what-iran-protesters-really-want-not-trump-great-support-769530
Iranians took to the streets Wednesday for the sixth consecutive day of protests that have been largely leaderless and diverse in their demands, a reality not reflected by the ongoing social media commentary of President Donald Trump.
In his latest tweet, Trump told Iranians they would "see great support from the United States at the appropriate time," a remark that originally carried more militant language and has helped fuel Iranian government accusations that outside forces have played a hand in the recent unrest that has gripped the nation. While the demonstrations have so far appeared to be largely homegrown and representative of a widespread desire for reform among the population, Iranians may not necessarily be taking comfort in Trump's promise that "the U.S. is watching."
"I think when Trump inserts himself, he is really projecting what the U.S. wants, not really what most of Iranians want," Jamal Abdi, policy director at the Washington-based National Iranian American Council, told Newsweek.

U.S.-Iran Relations: Regime change, revolution and wars in the Middle East
http://www.newsweek.com/us-iran-relations-regime-change-revolution-wars-middle-east-768384
By Tom O'Connor On 1/2/18 at 6:16 PM
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Persian soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran, August 1953. On August 19, 1953, democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence, after having nationalized the oil industry. The Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was re-installed in the primary position of power. Massive protests broke out across the nation, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran.

Russia Warns Trump That Foreign Interference in Iran Is 'Inadmissible'
http://www.newsweek.com/russia-embassy-iran-trump-warn-767910
The Russian Embassy warned of external interference in Iran after Trump tweeted about protests in the country. Monday marked the fifth day of deadly protests in Iran, where 21 people have now been killed as Iranians protest the country's economic and political instability.
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Iran to U.S.: Don't Even Think About Overthrowing Our Government Again
By Tom O'Connor On 7/13/17 at 7:38 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/iran-us-dont-think-about-overthrow-government-again-636380

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An Iranian cleric attends the annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds Day in Tehran, Iran, June 23. Since deposing a U.S.-backed ruler in 1979, Iran's leadership has been deeply suspicious that Washington will once again try to overthrow its government in order to install leaders more friendly to Western interests. NAZANIN TABATABAEE YAZDI/TIMA VIA REUTERS

A top Iranian military commander is the latest official to speak out against U.S. chatter of pursuing a policy of regime change against the government in Tehran, Iran, something Washington has successfully done once before.

Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff for the Iranian military, attacked remarks made recently by high-ranking U.S. officials such as Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggesting they may seek to topple the Iranian government, which they accuse of sponsoring terrorism and political oppression. The military leader's words echoed long-held suspicions by Iran that the U.S. is plotting to oust the nation's political and religious leaders forcefully in favor of ones more sympathetic to the West, as it did by sponsoring a coup in 1953. More than half a century later, Jazayeri said Iran was unphased by such comments from the administration of President Donald Trump, but vowed to respond with action.

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"The ridiculous dreams of the Americans about the overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran is nothing more than disturbed delusions, and we are not worried that they have preoccupied themselves in such a way," Jazayeri said, according to Press TV, an English-language affiliate of the semiofficial Islamic Republic Broadcasting Agency.

"We will respond to the nonsensical talks of the American authorities in the theaters of action," he added.

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Prior to 1953, Iran's government was headed by a democratically elected prime minister named Mohammad Mosaddegh whose popularity ultimately allowed him to supersede the authority of the country's monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, known as the Shah. Mosaddegh nationalized Iran's oil industry in 1951, infuriating the U.K., which heavily invested in Iranian oil. The U.K. ultimately appealed to the CIA to sponsor a coup d'etat against Mosaddegh, which U.S. intelligence did in 1953, arresting Mosaddegh and replacing him with Iranian General Fazlollah Zahedi. The Shah regained his former authority and implemented an authoritarian rule backed by the West for more than 25 years, until he himself was deposed in the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that saw Shiite Muslim cleric Ayatollah Khomeini take power and pursue anti-West policies that persist to this day.

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The U.S. only publicly admitted its role in the 1953 coup in 2013, and last month the CIA released a trove of previously top-secret documents publicly revealing new details of the affair, known as Operation AJAX. Relations between the U.S. and Iran somewhat warmed during the administration of President Barack Obama, who signed a deal that lifted U.S. sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program. Trump, however, has taken a more hard-line stance toward the majority-Shiite Muslim power, and some of his most senior officials have suggested that a second regime change may be in order.

"Until the Iranian people can get rid of this theocracy, these guys who think they can tell the people even which candidates they get a choice of, it's going to be very, very difficult," Mattis said Monday in an interview he granted to a high school journalism student, according to the Middle East Institute. Mattis went on to target the Iranian government, linking it to groups considered by the U.S. to be terrorist organizations, such as Lebanon's Hezbollah and Yemen's Ansar Allah, commonly referred to as the Houthi movement.

Comments by Mattis, who has long advocated for tougher U.S. action against Iran, followed Tillerson's response to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month in which Tillerson explained U.S. policy toward Iran as being "to push back on [its regional] hegemony, contain their ability to develop, obviously, nuclear weapons and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government."

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Jazayeri is not the first Iranian official to respond to the Trump administration's comments. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan told reporters Wednesday that, before the U.S. goes after Iran's internal political affairs, it should address its own scandals and potential shortcomings.

"Whenever the Americans have intended to make any type action against us or hire proxies to this end, our nation has proved that it makes them regret their deeds," Dehghan said, according to Iran's semiofficial Fars News Agency.

"The U.S. secretary of defense and the ruling system had better think of resolving their internal issues and study the root causes that will most possibly cause the current U.S. administration to collapse in a not so far future and will make the country's political system face a lot of serious challenges," he added.
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Russia Outs Israel, Says Two Israeli Fighter Jets Struck Iranian Base in Syria
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/russia-outs-israel-two-israeli-fighter-jets-struck-iranian-base-in-syria-1.5979943
Russia: Syria intercepted 5 of 8 missiles * Two Iranians among 14 reported killed * Israel bombed the site twice in the past * U.S. officials says Israel notified in advance * Kremlin: Israel didn't notify Putin
Jack Khoury, Reuters and The Associated Press Apr 10, 2018 9:26 AM

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Syria's T-4 air base near Homs.Google Earth

Israel on high alert, prepares for possible Iranian retaliation after strike on Syrian air force base
Syria strike target identified: Air force compound under exclusive Iranian control

The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 war planes carried out airstrikes on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported. 14 people were reportedly killed in the strike, at least four of them Iranians.

Interfax cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying the Israeli war planes had carried out the strikes from Lebanese air space. The Russian ministry said that Syrian air defense systems had shot down five of eight missiles fired, while the other three landed in the western part of the base. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that the strike was "a dangerous development."

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Asked about the Russian statement, an Israeli military spokesman said he had no immediate comment.

The Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, which is also associated with the Assad regime, said that Moscow has demanded clarification from Israel regarding the night attack.

>> REVEALED: The Iranian compound targeted by the 'Israeli strike' in Syria * Israel on high alert, prepares for possible Iranian retaliation after strike on Syrian base * Syria airstrike attributed to Israel was attempt to curtail Iranian air power | Analysis * Russia's tough rhetoric a warning sign for Israel | Analysis
Iranian presence in Syria
Photos of Iranian drones and control center, released by Israel after it struck T-4 air base in Feb.
Photos of Iranian drones and control center, released by Israel after it struck T-4 air base in Feb.IDF Spokesperson's Unit

The station quoted "Russian experts" in Syria as saying that the strike was an Israeli reaction to the understandings reached between Russia, Iran and Turkey in a summit in Ankara last week. They added that Israel was acting as the long arm of the U.S., which has not wanted to attack Syria directly in order not to provoke Russia. The sources said that the attack was coordinated between Israel and the U.S.

IRGC-affiliated media have thus far confirmed that 4 Iranians were killed in Israeli strikes on T-4 airbase in Syria's Homs: Col. Mehdi Dehghan, Seyyed Ammar Mousavi, Akbar Javar-Jannati and Mehdi Lotfi-Niasar. pic.twitter.com/k7vo33D7sA
-- FDD's Iran Project (@FDD_Iran) April 9, 2018

Twitter post by FDD's Iran Project naming four Iranian killed in strikes on T-4 air base in Syria

Iran's Fars news agency reported that four Iranians were killed in the air strike, which it attributed to Israel. Media outlets associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps named the four dead, which included a senior officer in Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle program.

>> Top Israeli defense officials push for offensive approach in Syria against Iran

Israel had attacked the T-4 base near Homs twice in the past, destroying an Iranian drone control center and communications systems, where defense analysts say there are large deployments of Russian forces, and where jets fly regular sorties to strike rebel-held areas.

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Putin, told reporters on Monday that Israel had not spoken to the president ahead of the air strike even though there may have been Russian military advisers at the base, which he described as "a cause for concern for us."

U.S. officials however told NBC news that Israel informed Washington of its plans to attack in Syria. The officials confirmed that it was the Israeli military that carried out the strike on an air base in Syria - something Israel has not officially acknowledged, as part of its policy of not directly taking responsibility for actions in the Syrian arena.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad at the Kremlin in Moscow, October 21, 2015AFP

Earlier, Syrian state TV reported casualties in what it called a suspected U.S. missile attack on the major air base in central Syria, close to the ancient city of Palmyra. The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, a monitoring group, said that 14 people were killed, including Iranian nationals.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says most of the 14 killed were either Iranians or members of Iran-backed groups.

The Lebanese army said in a statement Monday that four Israeli planes violated Lebanon's airspace, flying from the Mediterranean Sea over the coastal town of Jounieh and then heading east, toward the city of Baalbek near the Syrian border. The statement said the warplanes stayed in Lebanese airspace for about 10 minutes, starting at 3:25 A.M. before leaving it.
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The army did not say whether the warplanes carried out the airstrikes on Syria's T-4 air base.

"An aggression was perpetrated on T-4 air base in several strikes that is most likely to be an American attack," state television said in a news flash.

The U.S. Pentagon said it was not conducting airstrikes in Syria "at this time," formally denying the Syrian state television report.

Al-Manar TV station of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group, which is fighting in Syria alongside the government forces, described the attack as an "Israeli aggression."

Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.

In February, Israel struck the T4 air base afte the infilitration of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace. The strikes by Israel took out the batteries that fired missiles at its fighter jets and also hit Iranian targets, including the drone control center and communications systems. In March 2017, following another strike, Israel's Arrow system intercepted Syrian air defenses missiles that were shot at Israeli jets.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a "tense" phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, according to two White House officials. The conversation revolved around Netanyahu's concerns that the U.S. will withdraw from Syria and allow Israel's enemies, Iran and its affiliate militias, to gain a further foothold in the neighboring country, said the officials.
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-u-s-leaving-syria-very-soon-let-others-take-care-of-it-1.5961986

A White House statement released following the call said Netanyahu and Trump spoke about "recent developments in the Middle East," and that the president "reiterated the commitment of the United States to Israel's security and the two leaders agreed to continue their close coordination on countering Iran's malign influence and destabilizing activities."

Trump said earlier on Sunday there would be a "big price to pay" after medical aid groups reported dozens of civilians, including many children and women, were killed by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town.

The United States launched a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base a year ago in response to the killing of dozens of civilians in a sarin gas attack in an opposition-held town in northwest Syria. The gas attack was blamed on Assad. The U.S. missile strike was against a Syrian air base which Washington said was used to launch the strike.

The French army said France did not stage the attack on the Syrian base, AFP reported. The denial comes following a conversation between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron in which the two leaders agreed to "coordinate a strong, joint response" to the chemical attack in Syria.

The Syrian state denied government forces had launched any chemical attack. Russia, Assad's most powerful ally, called the reports fake.

The UN Security Council planned to hold an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the chemical attack.
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Trump: U.S. Leaving Syria 'Very Soon, Let Other People Take Care of It'
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-u-s-leaving-syria-very-soon-let-others-take-care-of-it-1.5961986
Trump boasts U.S. is 'knocking the hell out of ISIS' and that once that's done 'we'll be coming out' * Contradicting Trump, State Dept. says unaware of any plans to withdraw troops...

What is Happening in Iran? Government Acknowledges Protests, But Slams Trump for Tweeting U.S. Support
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Is the War in Syria Over? One Year After Aleppo Battle, U.S. and Russia Still Fighting on Different Sides
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Black America More Pro-War Than Ever
https://blackagendareport.com/content/black-america-more-pro-war-ever

Aleppo MP on Why Western Proxies Staged 'Chemical Attack' in Douma and Israel's Recent Threat Against Damascus
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/27/aleppo-mp-on-why-western-proxies-staged-chemical-attack-in-douma-and-israels-recent-threat-against-damascus/
As evidence continues to mount against the western axis powers and their proxies -- that the alleged 'chemical attack' in Douma, Syria was in fact staged, Syrians remain defiant in the face of further threats and attacks by US-led Axis powers...

Whether it's Russiagate, Skripal or Syria, the Media Have Lost Their Grip on Reality
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/26/whether-its-russiagate-skripal-or-syria-the-media-have-lost-their-grip-on-reality/

'No Attack, No Victims, No Chemical Weapons': Douma Witnesses Testify to OPCW in The Hague
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/27/no-attack-no-victims-no-chemical-weapons-douma-witnesses-testify-to-opcw-in-the-hague/
Yesterday, both Syria and Russia presented witnesses to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, Netherlands.
Multiple witness and participants in the White Helmets video testified of a 'staged' gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, as well as how the online video productions supplied to western governments and media were part of the same "provocation" that Moscow had warned about in advance.
AP reports that Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, described the social media 'evidence' used by Washington, London and Paris for the alleged 'chemical attack' as "a sloppily staged video" shot by a pseudo-humanitarian organization in a bid to "touch hearts," adding that the same strategy had been used in previous false flag attacks in Syria.
Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and multiple hospital staff who were present at the staged event, all described to reporters and officials at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.
In this segment, RT International speaks with former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford and others about the scale of this apparent deception. Watch:
READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files
http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/syria

SYRIA: Corporate Media in West Doubles Down on the Douma 'Chemical Attack' Narrative
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/28/syria-corporate-media-in-west-doubles-down-on-the-douma-chemical-attack-narrative/

On Syria, Media & Propaganda: Academic Freedom and Setting An Example
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/26/academic-freedom-and-setting-an-example/
A key point that both those senior military figures made was that while Assad had a strong reason not to throw away his advantageous military position by bringing the wrath of NATO down upon him, the armed militant groups in control of Douma had a very strong motive to accomplish exactly that.
Scepticism has been heard in public from others too. They include former weapons inspectors, former ambassadors, established journalists, filmmakers, US senators, and even Fox News's Carlson Tucker.[6]...
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Vanessa Beeley Presents Exposé on White Helmets at Swiss Press Club in Geneva
November 28, 2017 By 21wire
http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/28/vanessa-beeley-presents-new-white-helmets-expose-to-swiss-press-club-geneva/

The western-driven myth of the White Helmets continue to disintegrate. Despite the efforts of alleged 'free speech' advocate NGO Reporters Without Borders to shut this event down, Swiss Press Club head Guy Mettan went ahead as scheduled. Reports Without Borders even went as far as to draft a formal complaint demanding the event be cancelled, alongside protestations by UK-based 'Syrian opposition' group Syria Campaign.

Today at the Swiss Press Club in Geneva, 21st Century Wire Associate Editor Vanessa Beeley (pictured above) presented a dossier on the dubious UK-backed NGO known as the 'White Helmets' which included up-to-date information on their links to al Qaeda affiliates in Syria, as well as exposing the western propaganda organisation's many bogus claims, including having 'saved 99,220 lives' since the western-funded construct based in Turkey was created in late 2013.

The press event featured presenters Beeley, along with Richard Labeviere and Prof. Ferrada De Noli from Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. A factual film (in contrast to the Netflix fiction) exposing the White Helmets was shown to attendees and media, followed by presentations by the three aforementioned speakers with a Q&A session.

Watch Beeley's presentation here:


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HELMETS BY READING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES:

Evidence: UK Foreign Office Funding Terrorists in Syria:
White Helmets & 'Local Councils' -- Is UK FCO Financing Terrorism in Syria?

Vanessa Beeley:
WHITE HELMETS: State Sanctioned Terrorism and Hollywood Poster Boys for War

21st Century Wire:
New Report Destroys Fabricated Myth of Syria's 'White Helmets'

Initial Investigation into White Helmets:
Who are Syria's White Helmets?

21st Century Wire article on the White Helmets:
Syria's White Helmets: War by Way of Deception -- the "Moderate" Executioners

Who Funds the White Helmets?
Secret £1bn UK War Chest Used to Fund the White Helmets and Other 'Initiatives'

Original investigative report:
The REAL Syria Civil Defence Exposes Fake White Helmets as Terrorist-Linked Imposters

Irish Peace Prize Farce
Tipperary's White Helmets Peace Prize: A Judas Kiss to the Antiwar Movement and Syria

White Helmets Executions
WHITE HELMETS: Severed Heads of Syrian Arab Army Soldiers Paraded as Trophies

CNN Fabricate News About the White Helmets
A NOBEL LIE: CNN's Claim That 'White Helmets Center in Damascus' Was Hit by a Barrel Bomb

White Helmets Links to Al Nusra
WHITE HELMETS: Hand in Hand with Al Qaeda and Extremist Child Beheaders in Aleppo

Report by Patrick Henningsen
AN INTRODUCTION: Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

Open Letter by Vanessa Beeley
White Helmets Campaign for War NOT Peace -- Retract RLA & Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

Staged Rescue Videos
(VIDEO) White Helmets: Miraculous 'Rag Doll Rescue'

White Helmets Oscar Award Farce:
Forget Oscar: Give The White Helmets the Leni Riefenstahl Award for Best War Propaganda Film

Cory Morningstar report:
Investigation into the funding sources of the White Helmets, including Avaaz, Purpose, The Syria Campaign

Open letter to Canadian MPs from Stop the War Hamilton (Canada):
Letter from the Hamilton Coalition to Stop War to the New Democratic Party in Canada ref the White Helmet nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize:

Open letter to Canada's NDP Leader on Nobel Prize:
Letter to NDP from Prof. John Ryan protesting White Helmet nomination for RLA and Nobel Peace Prize

READ MORE WHITE HELMETS NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire White Helmets Files

READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files
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Examining the Evidence for Chemical Attack in Syria
April 23, 2018
By Derrick Broze
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/examining-the-evidence-for-chemical-attack-in-syria.html

With conflicting reports coming from all angles is there any way to make sense of what is taking place in Syria?

The American public (and the world at large) is swimming in a sea of misinformation, disinformation, conjecture, assumptions, and outright lies. This is not only an accurate description of the situation in regards to the conflict in Syria, but also essentially describes the daily reality of living in a world full of corporate shill media, lying politicians, and a distracted and/or propagandized public. This essay is an attempt to cut through the partisan voices, the emotion on all sides of the discussion, and the deceptive corporate broadcasts in hopes of finding some sliver of truth. I advise all readers to follow every link and read all source material.

A brief recap: The so-called Syrian Civil War has been raging since the 2011 "Arab Spring," when various groups began revolting against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The conflict is wide-ranging and includes several different factions vying for power or independence. From the Rojava revolution to the Islamic State, aka ISIS, the conflict has been full of resistance, chaos, and confusion. Generally, there are "rebels" fighting under several different names. The United States government has opted to fund these rebels, some of whom have been proven to be ISIS and al-Nusra front. The U.S. and these groups are supported by Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the Russian and Iranian governments have backed Syrian President Assad. The U.S. and Russia have used these groups to wage an indirect conflict, or proxy war, against each other. In the last six years Assad has been accused of using chemical weapons against his own people more than a handful of times. These alleged attacks include Aleppo in March 2013, Ghouta in 2013, Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017, Douma in April 2018, and several other alleged attacks.

This essay is not going to explore the full history of the conflicts in Syria preceding the Arab Spring. Rather, we will be examining the conflict with a focus on this alleged use of chemical weapons in 2013, 2017, and 2018.

Conflicting Evidence

In February 2018, the Associated Press reported (http://bd533182b7f244a4b771c73a0b601ec5/) that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stated there was "no evidence" that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons in the 2017 incident in Khan Sheikhoun. "We have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it's been used," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. "We do not have evidence of it." This means, nearly a year after the U.S. launched several dozen Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base which they claimed was the source of the alleged chemical weapons, there is still no evidence linking Assad to the weapons. Ian Wilkie, a veteran and former intelligence contractor, noticed the admission by Mattis and described the situation in an article for Newsweek:
http://www.newsweek.com/now-mattis-admits-there-was-no-evidence-assad-using-poison-gas-his-people-801542

This assertion flies in the face of the White House (NSC) Memorandum which was rapidly produced and declassified to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

Mattis offered no temporal qualifications, which means that both the 2017 event in Khan Sheikhoun and the 2013 tragedy in Ghouta are unsolved cases in the eyes of the Defense Department and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Wilkie goes on to note that, "Serious, experienced chemical weapons experts and investigators such as Hans Blix, Scott Ritter, Gareth Porter and Theodore Postol have all cast doubt on 'official' American narratives regarding President Assad employing Sarin."

In April 2017, Activist Post published an article discussing Theodore Postol's findings. (https://www.activistpost.com/2017/04/former-department-of-defense-science-adviser-debunks-claims-of-syrian-chemical-attacks.html) Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and former scientist with the U.S Department of Defense, released a 14-page report debunking the White House's report that concluded Assad was behind the attacks. Postol's report found that the U.S. and supporting governments have not provided any "concrete" evidence to black up their claims. Postol also says that it increasingly likely that the attack was carried out by rebel forces.

These inspectors have also found the 2013 attack in Ghouta involved "home-made rockets of the type favored by insurgents." In addition, the White House Memorandum on Khan Sheikhoun relied heavily on testimony from the Syrian White Helmets, the internationally renowned, award-winning group purported to be made up of regular Syrians who volunteer to rescue and support the rebels. There is reason to believe that this version of the White Helmets is false. I recommend checking out these two reports from James Corbett, (https://www.corbettreport.com/?s=white+helmets) including an interview with journalist Vanessa Beeley (https://www.mintpressnews.com/journey-to-aleppo-exposing-the-truth-buried-under-nato-propaganda/220563/) who made the trip to Syria to see what she could find. The White Helmets have been filmed at the apparent scenes of chemical attacks wearing little to no protection. As Wilkie notes,

these same actors were filmed wearing chemical weapons training suits around the supposed "point of impact" in Khan Sheikhoun, something which makes their testimony (and samples) highly suspect. A training suit offers no protection at all, and these people would all be dead if they had come into contact with real military-grade Sarin.

In 2013, Carla Del Ponte, a war crimes prosecutor and formerly part of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told a Swiss-Italian television show that she had gathered testimony from casualties and medical staff which indicated that sarin gas was used by rebels. (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/uns-carla-del-ponte-says-there-is-evidence-rebels-may-have-used-sarin-in-syria-8604920.html) "Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," Ms. Del Ponte said. "This was used on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities." Predictably, the White House responded by downplaying her comments.

However, by September 2017, Del Ponte had changed her tune. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-investigator/syria-investigator-del-ponte-signs-off-with-a-sting-idUSKCN1BT29Q) She quit the council after alleging that she received little support for holding the Assad regime accountable for using chemical weapons Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017. "Leaving the council, del Ponte told Syria's ambassador that she had been right to quickly reach the conclusion that Assad's government had used chemical weapons during an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in April," Reuters reported.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-investigator/syria-investigator-del-ponte-signs-off-with-a-sting-idUSKCN1BT29Q

Finally, in November 2017, Edmond Mulet, Head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (OPCW-UN JIM), reported the organization had found that both ISIS and the Syrian government were responsible for using chemical weapons at different points. (https://news.un.org/en/story/2017/11/570192-both-isil-and-syrian-government-responsible-use-chemical-weapons-un-security) In one case, Mulet and the panel found ISIS guilty. "As for the 15-16 September 2016 incident, two women were found to have been exposed to sulfur mustard at Umm Hawsh, he said. Based on the positioning of ISIL and the forensic assessment that the mortar shell came from the direction of areas held by that group, the panel is confident that ISIL was responsible for the use of the mortar shells containing sulfur mustard."

Syrian forces and ISIL used chemicals as weapons -- UN report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H0B90BGsX4
A UN report has named ISIL extremists and the Syrian Arab Republic for using chemicals as weapons in the country's protracted conflict. This follows investigations conducted by a UN-mandated Joint Investigative Mechanism, led by Edmond Mulet.

Regarding, the April 2017 incident in Khan Sheikhoun, the team examined eight possible scenarios, including the possibility that the event was staged to place responsibility on the Government of Syria. The team acknowledged that the Syrian military was nearby during the event, but could not say "with certainty" that the aircraft which delivered the chemical bomb had taken off from Al Shayrat air base. However, based on the size of the crater and taken with other evidence, the mechanism concluded "Syria was responsible for the use of sarin at Khan Shaykun."

At this point we have heard from the Secretary of Defense, a former science adviser for the DOD, and chemical weapons investigators working for the U.N. and other international agencies. We have seen that some of the individuals place the blame on the U.S. funded rebels, some of the investigators blame the Assad regime, and some point the finger at all parties. This illustrates the need for a calm, rational, discussion regarding the situation in Syria. The truth is rarely simple and likely not to be found in the 24-hour news corporate news cycle.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1, Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2 and Manifesto of the Free Humans.

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SYRIA: New Details Emerge White Helmets Staging Alleged 'Chemical Attack'
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/12/syria-new-details-emerge-white-helmets-alleged-chemical-attack/
Ground-breaking new details from Damascus about the 'chemical attack' deception being perpetrated by US and UK-backed psuedo NGOs operating in terrorist-occupied Syria...
By Editor's Pick -
April 12, 2018

As the US and UK drive towards another Middle East war based on a fabricated pretext, it seems that their whole case rests on the credibility of a US and UK-funded pseudo NGO, who call themselves the White Helmets.

Watch as UK Column hosts Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson are joined on the ground in Damascus by 21WIRE associate editor Vanessa Beeley, along with Alex Thomson -- uncovering more explosive information which begins to dismantle the West's shaky narrative for war against Syria and Russia. Watch:
UK Column News - 12th April 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87SNuJU2cl4
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'No Attack, No Victims, No Chemical Weapons': Douma Witnesses Testify to OPCW in The Hague
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/27/no-attack-no-victims-no-chemical-weapons-douma-witnesses-testify-to-opcw-in-the-hague/
Multiple witnesses testify in the Hague how the White Helmets video was staged and used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria.
By 21WIRE.TV -
April 27, 2018

This week, both Syria and Russia presented witnesses to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in in The Hague, Netherlands.

@VanessaBeeley @EvaKBartlett @Ian56789 The #WhiteHelmets have been caught red-handed now. US-UK-French fairy tale is unraveling very quickly now, expect the western media to go completely silent now until their next staged provocation...https://t.co/aayXsGuD0b
-- Patrick Henningsen (@21WIRE) April 27, 2018

Multiple witness and participants in the White Helmets (http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/06/white-helmets-exploit-children-manufacture-consent-humanitarian-war-syria/) video testified of a 'staged' gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma, as well as how the online video productions supplied to western governments and media (http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/20/syrian-boy-featured-in-douma-chemical-attack-video-tells-his-story/) were part of the same "provocation" that Moscow had warned about in advance.

AP reports that Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, described the social media 'evidence' used by Washington, London and Paris for the alleged 'chemical attack' as a "a sloppily staged video" shot by a pseudo-humanitarian organization in a bid to "touch hearts," adding that the same strategy had been used in previous false flag attacks in Syria.

Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and multiple hospital staff who were present at the staged event, all of whom described to reporters and officials at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.

In this segment, RT International speaks with former UK Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford and others about the scale of this apparent deception.

WATCH MORE SYRIA NEWS HERE
https://21wire.tv/category/syria/
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Syrian Boy Featured in Douma 'Chemical Attack' Video Tells His Story
April 20, 2018 By 21wire
http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/20/syrian-boy-featured-in-douma-chemical-attack-video-tells-his-story/

A young Syrian boy, Hassan Diab, 11, who was featured in the recent video of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, has been found and he's speaking to journalists.

RT Arabic (https://www.rt.com/news/424694-douma-boy-video-attack/) caught up with Hassan and his father to ask them what happened on April 7th. The boy can be seen prominently featured in video footage (https://www.facebook.com/Douma.Revolution.2011/videos/1739271562820418/) that was posted to social media by the White Helmets and a group called "Douma Revolution" -- a video that was instantly taken by the mainstream media and promoted as fact across all of their networks. Watch:

In the above report, Hassan told the journalist that he was with his mother in a basement in Douma when they were told to go to the hospital. When they arrived at the hospital, someone grabbed the boy and poured water on him as the video cameras began to film him and others in the room. Hassan's father rushed to the hospital to check on his son, adding:

"I was very surprised, and asked what had happened, why my son's eyes were red. I found out that it was water, but it was cold, he could have got sick, he was undressed."

SouthFront (https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-19-2018-journalists-find-boy-filmed-in-staged-video-of-chemical-attack-in-douma/) is also reporting that the boy participated in the video in exchange for the promise of various sweets and rice. It's clear from the interviews that Hassan is doing quite well physically, and did not appear to suffer any injuries from a chemical attack. Hassan's father said there was no chemical attack in the town.

Moscow is planning to show the Hassan video at the next UN Security Council meeting. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Thursday:
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804191063733196-boy-douma-attack-unsc/

"If anyone should become the main speaker of these days, the main figure in the UN Security Council, then I think this very boy, Hasan Diab, and his parents should tell the Security Council about the White Helmets and how it prepares its fake [footage]."

21WIRE has covered extensively in the past how groups like the White Helmets (http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/White-Helmets/) and their terrorist-linked 'moderate rebel' affiliates use children in their propaganda videos -- designed to evoke 'global outrage' and push for more military intervention as their grip on the country of Syria declines.

Two such examples that remind us of this latest stunt in Douma are the "Dusty Boy" Omran Daqneesh (http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/omran/) and little Bana Alabed (http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/bana-alabed/) of Aleppo.

READ MORE WHITE HELMET NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire White Helmet Files
http://21stcenturywire.com/tag/white-helmets
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UK COLUMN: US-UK War Crimes Yemen, Guardian's Anti-Syria Propaganda, Novichok Lies, Trump's DPRK Play and More
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/25/uk-column-us-uk-war-crimes-yemen-guardians-anti-syria-propaganda-novichok-lies-trumps-dprk-play-and-more/
https://youtu.be/4R8pUTDMKxk
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U.S. State Dept Spox 'Plays Dumb' on White Helmets Funding Question
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/20/u-s-state-dept-spox-plays-dumb-on-white-helmets-funding-question/
More Nauert Nonsense...
By 21WIRE.TV -
April 20, 2018

On Thursday, U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert was asked by CBS News reporter Kylie Atwood to comment on reports that U.S. 'stabilization funding' of the White Helmets is now on pause -- an odd move for one of the group's state-sponsored backers, and given they were just hosted and praised by the state department last month.

Atwood has been covering this aspect of U.S. foreign policy in Syria, specifically about how the U.S. is potentially looking to other coalition members for Syria stabilization funds.

QUESTION: But if the funding for them stops, does it mean that their work has gotten less good?

MS NAUERT: Their work stands for itself, and that is excellent work. Leave it at that.

Watch the exchange below as Nauert avoids answering the question, as she typically does:

A journalist yesterday asked about an internal state dept document that says US funding for the #WhiteHelmets was to b stopped on April 15. Heather plays dumb about it & proceeds to praise the Al-Qaeda tied propaganda group saying she exchanged emails w/ them the other day #Syria pic.twitter.com/Jxc59ZpiR8
-- Walid (@walid970721) April 20, 2018

Read the full transcript of the briefing here.

As we previously reported, the White Helmets started receiving funding from USAID (through the U.S. State Department) as early as 2014-2015.

Clearly, this state department continues to struggle providing a coherent and consistent message on Syria and the White Helmets. This is yet another example.
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Syrian Boy Featured in Douma 'Chemical Attack' Video Tells His Story - 21WIRE.TV
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/20/syrian-boy-featured-in-douma-chemical-attack-video-tells-his-story/
Visiting Douma 'chemical attack' site: Witnesses recall how White Helmets shot the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaZRZo9FGQI
RT
Published on Apr 20, 2018
As more doubts are raised over videos purporting to show the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma... an RT crew visits places seen in the footage and speaks to eyewitnesses.
Check out http://rt.com

'Error of judgment': White Helmets apologize for bizarre mannequin challenge video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytpt4sgoxYI
RT
Published on Nov 25, 2016
The Syrian rescue group known as 'The White Helmets' has apologized for an 'error of judgment'. That's after members of the group staged a rescue scene for the 'mannequin challenge', in which people freeze for the camera. The action sparked anger on social media.

Ambassador Peter Ford speaks to Tucker Carlson: 'The President Has Been Mislead on Douma'
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/20/ambassador-peter-ford-speaks-to-tucker-carlson-the-president-has-been-mislead-on-douma/
"WHY Would He Do That??" Tucker is NOT Buying the Syria Narrative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyjIsF4yJA

Tucker Carlson challenges Washington's phony war on Syria - 21WIRE.TV
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/12/tucker-carlson-challenges-americas-phony-case-war-syria/
Tucker: Would war against Assad make US safer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSGf2ZpDENU
Syria is a complicated situation. With Assad gone, who would run it?

Cooler Heads? Why US, UK should rethink this fabricated case against Syria
By Editor's Pick -
April 12, 2018
https://21wire.tv/2018/04/12/cooler-heads-will-us-uk-go-another-fabricated-case-war/
Congressman Ron Paul, along with co-host Daniel McAdams, bring viewers up-to-date on the US-UK fabricated case for a war against Syria and Russia...
While we did not wake up this morning to news that the US had started attacking Syria -- or started WWIII -- there is unfortunately no guarantee that by the end of today's program the bombs will not be flying. That is the problem with an out-of-control Executive Branch and when Washington runs with war as its lifeblood. But who are the opinion makers that are helping to pull us back from the precipice? Watch:
Cooler Heads Prevailing On Syria? Let's Hope!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW4bOC5q_6k
RonPaulLibertyReport
Streamed live on Apr 12, 2018
While we did not wake up this morning to news that the US had started attacking Syria -- or started WWIII -- there is unfortunately no guarantee that by the end of today's program the bombs will not be flying. That is the problem with an out-of-control Executive Branch and when Washington runs with war as its lifeblood. But who are the opinion makers that are helping to pull us back from the precipice? We'll look at a few today...
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Syrian Army Captures British Militants in Eastern Ghouta -- Reports
00:06 12.04.2018
https://sputniknews.com/amp/military/201804121063460158-british-forces-syria-ghouta/?__twitter_impression=true

A number of British forces have been captured by the Syrian army during military operations in Eastern Ghouta, according to reports by local media.

According to a report by Al-Mayadeen news channel cited by Fars News, a number of British troops have been captured during the Syrian Arab Army's operations in Eastern Ghouta.

© AP Photo/ Neil Munns
UK Submarines Sent Within Missile Range of Syria for Strikes - Report
They are believed to be a part of international military forces deployed in the region to launch a ground assault in Damascus in cooperation with the US. According to the report, the US and other NATO countries, Jordan and Israel planned to launch attacks from several fronts, but the plot failed as Syrian armed forces made a series of rapid advances in Eastern Ghouta in March. The plot allegedly involved massive airstrikes by US and Israeli planes that were supposed to pave the way for ground forces.

"After the plot was disclosed, the Syrian-Russian military commanders started operations in Eastern Ghouta to repel it," the sources cited by Al-Mayadeen and Fars said.

Since the plot failed due to rapid advances by the Syrian army, the US cancelled all operations planned for these foreign forces and ordered an immediate withdrawal from Eastern Ghouta through the eastern suburbs of Damascus, including Douma.

The US and Turkey sought to rescue foreign "militants and agents operating for Israel, Jordan and NATO," now trapped in Ghouta, and move them to Idlib, the source says.

The Turkish initiative to help with the evacuation of Nusra Front terrorists from Ghouta has reportedly been a coverup for "special foreign forces that were among the ranks of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated" Nusra front terror organization.

"Therefore, the US has ordered Jaysh al-Islam, Faylaq al-Rahman and other terrorist groups to allow the evacuation of civilians from Eastern Ghouta to army-held regions in a bid to provide the ground for these foreign agents to also leave Ghouta in disguise and enable the Turkish intelligence service to send them to specified regions in At-Tanf and northern Syria which are under the control of US troops," the source said.
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Staged suffering? Interview with boy in Douma video raises more doubts over 'chem attack'
Published time: 19 Apr, 2018 10:47
Edited time: 23 Apr, 2018 13:58
https://www.rt.com/news/424563-douma-boy-chemical-video/
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Hassan Diab (left) featured in the video of the alleged chemical attack in Douma / RT

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The boy portrayed as a 'victim' in a video of the alleged chemical attack in Douma has told a Russian TV crew that he was asked to go to hospital, where people "grabbed" him and started "pouring water" over his head.

Panic, fear, screaming adults and frightened children featured in the purported footage of the aftermath following the alleged chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta city. The video has been circulated by mainstream media since April 7 after being posted by the so-called Douma Revolution group.

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The group is one of the organizations, along with the notorious rebel-linked White Helmets, that has claimed government troops were the culprits behind the reported chemical attack.

One of the main 'characters' in the footage is a soaked boy, who is seen being sprayed with water by people who claim to be 'rescue workers.' It's not clear whether they are doctors from the hospital, human rights activists, or White Helmets members. The latter usually make such videos and send them to news agencies, including Reuters.

Russian broadcaster VGTRK said it found the boy in the video, who appeared to be 11-year-old Hassan Diab. His story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media. He was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food, when they heard some noise outside.

READ MORE: Douma 'gas attack' aftermath footage shows opposition groups moving victims' bodies (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)

"Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head," he told Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK. Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago.

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He was eventually found by his father, who said he didn't hear about any chemical attack that day. "I went to the hospital, walked upstairs, and found my wife and children. I asked them what had happened, and they said people outside were shouting about some smell, and told them to go to the hospital. At the hospital, they gave dates and cookies to the kids," he said.

One of the medical workers, who was reportedly on shift at the time, said he was surprised by the sudden influx. "Some people came here and washed people. They said: 'Chemical attack. Chemical attack.' We didn't see any chemical attack symptoms," he added. He did, however, say that there were many people with respiratory problems as a result of dust from recent bombings in the city.

Social media posts and the White Helmets' report were enough for the US, UK and France to launch a series of strikes on Syria on April 14. The announcement of the strikes came hours before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team was scheduled to arrive in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons had been used there.

READ MORE: Moscow has 'irrefutable' evidence chem attack in Syria's Douma was staged -- Russia's envoy to OPCW

"The boy agreed to play this role for food. Then the video was circulated across the globe and became the 'evidence' which served as an excuse for the US, the UK and French airstrikes [against Syria]," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.

Moscow is planning to show the video about Hassan at the next meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia's UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia told Rossiya 1 on Thursday.

Editorial note: The headline and introduction to this story have been changed to better reflect the statements of the boy interviewed by the Russian TV crew.

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Za kulisami "siriyskogo gollivuda": naydeny svideteli postanovki s"yemok "khimataki" v Dume
Behind the Scenes of the "Syrian Hollywood": witnesses of the production of "chemutaki" filming in the Duma (article is in Russian; this English translation was made from https://translate.google.com/)
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3008643&3008643#/video/https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vgtrk.com%2Fiframe%2Fvideo%2Fid%2F1779975%2Fstart_zoom%2Ftrue%2FshowZoomBtn%2Ffalse%2Fsid%2Fvesti%2FisPlay%2Ftrue%2F%3Facc_video_id%3D751695

The film crew of the military correspondent of the Russia channel in Syria Yevgeny Poddubny managed to find direct participants in the production of a supposedly chemical attack in the city of the Duma. Starving children, militants lured them with food. And then, they used them for provocative cadres, which were subsequently distributed through the White Helmets organization. Unique evidence has been obtained, which can not be ignored in the investigation.
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3008622

The 11-year-old resident of the city of the Duma does not yet know what will most likely become famous. The child is a living proof that Western countries attacked a sovereign country using falsified data of radical Islamists as a pretext.

Hasan Diab on April 7, video: unknown people are giving the boy first aid in the Duma hospital after the "chemical attack". They pretend to help - they pour water, shake. Wet and frightened, Hasan does not understand what is happening around him. In the evening of the same day he was at home. Now it is clear - one should not worry about the child's health. That's what the boy told in an exclusive interview to the channel "Russia".
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3007982

"We were in the basement." My mother told me that today there is nothing to eat, we will eat only tomorrow. "We heard a shout in the street, shouting:" Go to the hospital. "We ran to the hospital, and as soon as I entered, I was seized and watered After that they put us on the bed next to other people, "says Hasan Diab.

On the video, Hassan quickly recognized himself. The boy's father - Omar - said the militants did not explain anything to the child. They just shouted in the street, they called everyone to come to the "point" - so they called the hospital in the Duma.

"When I found out that the child was in the hospital, I asked to quit my job and ran there." There was no chemical weapon, I smoked in the street and felt nothing, went to the hospital and saw my family. "The militants gave dates for the participation in this survey dates, cookies and rice, and they let everyone go home.My child was feeling great, "the father of the boy Omar Diab states.

Hasan feels fine and, of course, does not yet understand why so much attention has been focused on him. In fact, the child was lucky to have survived. As is known, often during such events foreign special services do not leave witnesses. Militants in the Duma in general threw a lot of evidence, apparently, there something went wrong.

Activists of the White Helmets removed the consequences of the "chemical attack" in the hall of the Duma's hospital, it is now clear that the shots are staged, hospital workers say.

Today the same shift works in the hospital that she was on duty on the day of the dramatization. The medical officer tells how the events of April 7 developed.

"None of the victims of any poisonous substances were admitted to our hospital on April 7. Yes, there were people who began to water themselves from this hose, but there were no corresponding symptoms.This day several buildings were destroyed, fires started Because of the building dust and smoke, many had problems with breathing, they were brought here, we helped when suddenly someone ran up and shouted: "Chemical attack! A chemical attack! "And people began to water themselves with water, in fact, there were no signs for this," says the employee of the Syrian city hospital, Dama Baraa Badran.
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3007889

Another piece of the puzzle, which allows you to look at the whole picture as a whole - an underground laboratory of radicals. Apparently, the militants used this clandestine laboratory in order to prepare a provocation using chemical weapons in the Duma. Here, chlorine was produced, technical documentation and reagents were found.
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3008251

The militants could produce poisonous substances for their own military purposes. In Syria over the past few years, independent experts have documented dozens of cases of using chemical weapons by radicals. But in the West these cases are not noticed. However, it is clear why.
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3008216
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3007906
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The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct
Corbett * 02/11/2018
Contrary to what its multi-million dollar international PR campaign would have you believe, the "White Helmets" are not a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers that sprang spontaneously out of the Syrian soil. When you peel back the layers of foreign financing and reveal the foreign intelligence operatives and murky lobbying groups at the heart of the organization, what you find is that the White Helmets are, in fact, a propaganda construct...
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Episode 330 -- The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct
Corbett * 02/09/2018 * 49 Comments
Contrary to what its multi-million dollar international PR campaign would have you believe, the White Helmets are not a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers that sprang spontaneously out of the Syrian soil. When you peel back the layers of foreign financing and reveal the foreign intelligence operatives and murky lobbying groups at the heart of the organization, what you find is that the White Helmets are, in fact, a propaganda construct.
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Vanessa Beeley Exposes the White Helmets
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For the past two years, Vanessa Beeley has been doing on-the-ground reporting in Syria exposing the lies of the NATO powers and their terrorist proxies. Her work on the White Helmets in particular has drawn the ire of the warmongers and their media mouthpieces. Today we talk to Beeley about the true nature of the White Helmets and the well-funded PR campaign that seeks to defend them.
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Interview 1342 -- Vanessa Beeley Exposes the White Helmets
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For the past two years, Vanessa Beeley has been doing on-the-ground reporting in Syria exposing the lies of the NATO powers and their terrorist proxies. Her work on the White Helmets in particular has drawn the ire of the warmongers and their media mouthpieces. Today we talk to Beeley about the true nature of the White Helmets and the well-funded PR campaign that seeks to defend them.
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Interview 1345 -- Fake News Breakdown on Financial Survival
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James joins Dave Allen (taking over for the retired Alfred Adask) for his bi-monthly appearance on Financial Survival. This time they discuss the latest drama on the Korean peninsula, James' fake news awards, and the Japanese government's attempts to alter its pacifist constitution.
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An Open Letter to Olivia Solon
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Episode 329 -- The First Annual REAL Fake News Awards
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The Syria Strikes: A Conspiracy Theory
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MSM Syria Lies Need to Be Exposed
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America, Israel's Whore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueI5clCKFTY
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Published on May 29, 2015

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Zionist headquartered in Israel have hijacked the U.S. and treat the country much as a pimp treats his thickest whore. The whore that a pimp uses to keep his other whores in line when she is not doing tricks. Zionist Israel uses its whore often called "America" to foment wars and destroy any country or person that gets in the way of their achievement of a Satanic one world government. Zionist Israel needs a one world government to usher in the anti-Christ who will rule from the world from Jerusalem.
The Zionist control congress and the President through their lobbies such as AIPAC, Anti-Defamation League, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. They use their control of the six largest media companies to brainwash U.S. citizens with silly entertainments and lies. They are responsible for the massive immigration into the country. They are the leading force behind gun control and the current police state. Because they own the Federal Reserve, the Bank of International Settlements, and most of the world's other central banks, they are able to control the money supply in much of the world. They decide if a country is going to have a healthy economy or if the people will be destitute.
Satanic usury is one of their favorite means to enslave people. They use inflation and the IRS together with the unconstitutional income tax to steal much of the profits from American labor and business. Americans are slaves in their own country but due to the Zionist propaganda matrix most of them don't realize it. They promote the destruction of the family by pushing their cultural Marxist agenda on unwitting Americans through pornography, drinking, feminism, homosexuality and the destruction of Christianity. They started and funded both sides of the world wars which saw deaths of over a hundred million people, mostly Christian. They funded the Bolshevik revolution in Russia which oversaw the genocide of 60 million people mostly Christian and want to do the same in the U.S. Clearly they hate all races but their own yet they have no qualms with sacrificing their own when it helps their goal of world domination. Zionist often state that the goal is to destroy all Western European peoples who they consider nothing more than insects. They did 9/11 and if you don't believe me watch the video "Missing Links' and try to refute it! They are literally trying to get the Christians of the West to fight the Muslims of the East to the death while they sit back and laugh at how gullible we are. They call us the "Goyim" which is another word for cattle! We are less than human in their eyes and they plan to eventually kill us when the time is right. Do some research and you will come to the same conclusion. Jesus warned us of these fake Jews whom he called the "Synagogue of Satan" in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9. Please wake up.

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The following quote from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should help describe exactly what Israel thinks about America. Veterans Today has corroborated from multiple sources the conversation recorded by the US Defense Intelligence Agency in which Netanyahu called for the destruction of the United States.

"If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it does not matter what you do, America is a golden calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world's biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it is the will of God, and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again and again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves."

The context for the plan to destroy the United States piece by piece was a meeting at Fink's where a group of Israeli espionage agents, Netanyahu among them, were celebrating the capture of 5 KG 84 cryptographic devices which they stole from the United States military with the help of Canadians working for the UN in the Golan Heights, thus giving the Israelis and any of their clients direct real time access to all US State Department, Naval, and NATO communications.
Isn't it good to know what the people who control the U.S. plan to do with it? Please wake up.

I will add some more to this later when my blood starts to boil again.
Many thanks to Brother Nathanael for his terrific insights.
God Bless.

I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ
House Homeland Security Committee on October 9, 2013

The white helmets completely exposed by Treka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV75b-j2vIQ
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Published on Dec 1, 2017
Treka the syrian comedian exposes the white helmets and mainstream media

LORD WEST: WHITE HELMETS ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE TERRORISTS
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Published on Apr 16, 2018
Oops! This guy is f**king up the war hawks narrative.

Plan to stage chemical attack revealed by Syrian resident
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WazIRMy2eHQ
RT America
Published on Feb 13, 2018
Russia's Center for Reconciliation in Syria reports that the White Helmets are preparing to stage a chemical weapons attack aimed at creating a provocation for US intervention. RT America's Dan Cohen has the details.

Assad Didn't Do It - Faked Syrian Gas Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2E4PhwCESU

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Former Department of Defense Science Adviser Debunks Claims of Syrian Chemical Attacks
April 19, 2017
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/04/former-department-of-defense-science-adviser-debunks-claims-of-syrian-chemical-attacks.html
By Derrick Broze

As the United States and Western allies march closer to full-scale conflict with Syria, many of their claims are now being scrutinized and dissected by a skeptical public.

On April 4, residents of the town of Khan Shaykhun suffered a chemical gas attack that reportedly killed 74 and injured 557. Despite a lack of evidence or investigation, the United States government, allied governments, and compliant media were quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The dead stream media ignored the fact that Khan Shaykhun was under the control of Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group which the United States has been funding throughout the Syrian civil war. Instead, the West claimed that Assad launched an air strike which released sarin gas, leading to the deaths and injuries.

Those claims are now being disputed by Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and former scientist with the U.S Department of Defense. In a 14-page report, Postol debunks the White House's report that concluded Assad was behind the attacks. Postol's report found that the U.S. and supporting governments have not provided any "concrete" evidence to black up their claims. Postol also says that it increasingly likely that the attack was carried out by rebel forces.

"The implication of Postol's analysis is that it was carried out by anti-government insurgents as Khan Sheikhoun is in militant-controlled territory of Syria," reports the International Business Times. Postol writes that he has reviewed the White House document and came to the conclusion "that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017."

Postol's claims are based on several arguments. For one, he says the repeated use of chemical attacks by rebel forces over the last few years makes it likely they are the culprits. Also, he examines the main piece of evidence put forth by the White House, namely, photographs which purport to show a crater with an artillery shell that the U.S. says contained the sarin gas.

This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin release and the photographs of that source. My own assessment is that the source was very likely tampered with or staged, so no serious conclusion could be made from the photographs cited by the White House.

Postol notes that the damage to the shell is not consistent with being dropped from an airplane. However, he believes the damage indicates that an explosive charge was placed on the shell containing the sarin gas and then detonated. "Since the pipe was filled with sarin, which is an incompressible fluid, as the pipe was flattened, the sarin acted on the walls and ends of the pipe causing a crack along the length of the pipe and also the failure of the cap on the back end," Postol wrote.

This is not the first time Postol has spoken against claims of the U.S. government. After the 2013 chemical weapons attack in eastern Ghouta, Postol also stated that the evidence did not point to Syrian President Assad. Postol worked with former UN weapons inspector Richard Lloyd on a report that called into question claims made by the U.S. As Global Research notes,

Just like Ghouta, Idlib (Khan Shaykhun) is dominated by al-Nusra. Earlier this year, even the Washington Post admitted that Idlib's "moderate" rebels had all but been replaced by al-Nusra and other terrorist factions in Syria.

If Western governments and media outlets repeat the mistakes of 2013 by not verifying the claims made by the White Helmets... they may very well end up offering these extremist groups support if they prematurely choose to retaliate against Assad before the dust can settle.

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Postol and Lloyd are right to be skeptical of the claims made by the U.S. government. As Brandon Turbeville has noted, a declassified CIA document from 1983 shows that the U.S. has long held removal of Assad as their goal. The U.S. and Turkey would love to overthrow Assad and build an oil pipeline straight through the nation of Syria. To do this they will use every trick up their sleeve to deceive the public and push for more wars in the name of "liberty" and "democracy." In fact, the U.S. is already trying to blame a recent bus attack on President Assad -- once again without much credible evidence.

It's up to the free hearts and minds to push past the propaganda and do everything in our power to push back against World War 3. Please join us in our efforts to spread this message far and wide. It's time for the world to unite and send a message to the White House: #StandDownMrTrump

For more details on why all critical thinkers should be skeptical of the U.S. government regarding Syrian attacks, please see this and this.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact Derrick@activistpost.com

This article may be freely reposted in part or in full with author attribution and source link.
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The Truth About The Syria Chemical Attacks -- No Evidence of Assad Chem Weapons, Western False Flag Seems Likely
April 23, 2018
By Brandon Turbeville
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/the-truth-about-the-syria-chemical-attacks-no-evidence-of-assad-chem-weapons-western-false-flag-seems-likely.html

As the world awaits the OPCW inspectors scheduled to enter Douma and present their findings regarding the alleged chemical weapons attacks there, most researchers and discerning onlookers already have a pretty good idea of what took place. Despite the crowing of Western countries regarding their yet to be disclosed "proof" that the Syrian government launched chemical weapons against civilians in Douma, there has been not one shred of evidence to back them up. Indeed, what evidence does exist seems to prove only that the attack was staged.

Below are a number of reasons that the claims made by the United States, Britain, and Frances are completely false:

The Lack Of Western Evidence

Despite both the United States and France claiming to have clear evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on the Syrian people, with French President Macron stating that he had undeniable "proof," not one shred of evidence has been presented to their respective populations or even the United Nations, whose own standard for "proof" is a bar set rather low to say the least. Theresa May of Britain stated that her cabinet agreed it was "highly likely" Assad used chemical weapons.

At the end of the day, the undeniable "proof" was nothing more than social media posts, grainy videos, and staged photographs released by terrorist fighters in Douma and the notorious Nusra Front propaganda organization known as the White Helmets. Even the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis admitted there was no evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. In testimony to Congress, Mattis stated "I believe there was a chemical attack and we're looking for the actual evidence." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWlXTBaN1Sc) He added, "There have been a number of these attacks. In many cases as you know, we don't have troops, we're not engaged on the ground there so I cannot tell you we had evidence even though we certainly had a lot of media and social media indicators that either chlorine or sarin were used.

In other words, the United States, Britain, and France launched an attack on a sovereign nation in service of jihadists terrorists which may very well have caused world war three all on the basis of facebook posts and twitter feeds. However, there is much more to the story as the entire premise of the official narrative coming out of Washington rests on the premise that the West was acting in defense of civilians killed with chemical weapons. In order for the narrative to be true, the Syrian government would have had to use chemical weapons against civilians, the terrorists would have had to present accurate facts, and the West would have to care for the fate of civilians. Of course, none of these premises are true.

Still, despite the fact that none of the three countries with such concrete "proof" have yet to provide it, there is quite a lot of evidence to contrary, which should be examined at least in part.

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Evidence Was Blown Up Before It Could Be Confirmed

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Ever since the moment that Russia was able to secure an OPCW inspection team to enter Douma, the Western bloc of imperialists began moving to strike on an even faster scale. Quite clearly, the Western nations seemed to want to destroy any evidence that would have contradicted their stories before the OPCW team could reach Douma and come to the logical conclusion (assuming that the OPCW team is not bought and paid for by the United States as previous teams have been in the past). America and its "allies" were able to destroy a number of facilities and sites they claimed were chemical weapons facilities before the team could arrive. In reality, those facilities had already been visited and certified by the OPCW as not having been associated with chemical weapons, one of which was a pharmaceutical plant that manufactured cancer drugs, a necessity to produce in Syria since Western sanctions have made it impossible to import them.

After the Western missile strikes, OPCW inspectors, although having been delayed by the Western war machine, were able to make it to Syria regardless. However, on their way to Douma, the inspection team came under fire from what was almost certainly terrorist factions attempting to prevent the team from reaching the alleged chemical weapons site.

Now, after having experienced the setback of the Western missile attacks and gunfire from terrorists, the West is claiming that whatever evidence existed to prove the Western case for war has been destroyed, evaporated, or removed by the Syrian government. In other words, the West is claiming the OPCW inspectors have taken too long to reach the scene and thus, if they find there is no evidence to back up Western claims, it is only because the evidence was somehow removed while the team was in transit.

The Western attitude toward the presentation and investigation of its alleged "proof" is perhaps the most transparent attempt at covering up the fact that it has zero evidence with which to present to the world. Reasons why it is unable to produce proof regarding chemical weapons in Douma are thus changing by the day.

Russia And Syria Deny Attacks, Russia Claims It Was Staged

Maintaining a sizeable presence in Syria, Russia was in a perfect position to investigate the claims of chemical weapons usage immediately after the alleged incident took place. Immediately after the liberation of Douma, Russian radiological, chemical, and biological-warfare units carefully investigated and examined the scene of the alleged attack. The Russian specialists found no evidence whatsoever that a chemical attack had taken place. When Russian specialists interviewed Syrian doctors working at the hospital that was supposed to have treated the victims, the doctors stated clearly that no one showed signs of having been exposed to chemical weapons and were not treated for such exposure. Indeed, the specialists found many local witnesses who stated the video allegedly showing the aftermath of the attack were in fact staged.

This investigation led Russia's Ambassador to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Aleksandr Shulgin, to state at a special meeting of the OPCW Executive Council that the attack was a "pre-planned false flag attack by the British security services, which could have also been aided by their allies in Washington."
https://www.rt.com/news/424280-russia-evidence-chemical-attack-staged/

"Things unfolded according to the pre-written scenario prepared by Washington. There's no doubt, the Americans play 'first fiddle' in all of this," he added, pointing out that the attack was staged by "pseudo-humanitarian NGOs" who are operating under the control of Syria's enemies.

Shulgin was most likely referring to the Syrian American Medical Society, an organization which only functions in terrorist held areas and is itself funded by the U.S. government via the State Department and USAID, very much like the Nusra propaganda team known as the White Helmets.

The Timing Of The Attacks

As in the case of every other alleged chemical weapons attack blamed on the Syrian government, the question of timing is paramount. One must keep in mind that the Syrian military was not only winning the battle of Douma but had just negotiated a transfer of terrorists from the city to Idlib, a transit that was already in process. If Assad launched chemical weapons at this juncture, it would have been the most strategically stupid decision he could have made since he would have essentially gassed civilians in an area he had recently conquered. To quote a meme circulating throughout social media: "I don't always use chemical weapons against civilians, but, when I do, I do it in areas I have already conquered while everyone is watching so it can be used to justify international military action against me." The idea that Assad would have ordered chemical weapons against non-military targets in a city he had just liberated beggars belief. This claim thus ranks up with the previous claims against Assad in 2013 that suggest he chose to launch chemical weapons attacks against civilians on the same day that OPCW chemical weapons inspectors were present only a few miles away.

Launching chemical weapons attacks -- the same weapons that have repeatedly drawn international condemnation and Western strikes against Syria (all on false pretenses) -- would be a horrible strategic mistake. Chemical weapons, in this context, would be a desperate move on the part of the Syrian government. However, we are asked to believe that Assad would use them in areas he is not only winning but was hours away from liberating entirely. This claim is simply not believable, especially when one considers the fact that Assad has stood up to the worlds greatest military power and its allies for the last seven years clearly showing that, if anything, strategy is not his weakness.

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Lastly, it is important to point out that Syria has already given up its chemical weapons after the 2013 chemical weapons attack committed by terrorists was pinned on Assad by the US. After threats of invasion by the United States to invade, Russia helped negotiate a turnover of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile for destruction which was certified by the United Nations as having been completed.

Russia Warned Of Staged Attacks Coming Down The Pike

The potential for a false flag chemical attack was not unforeseen. However, this time it was not only independent media researchers who warned of an impending staged attack, but the Russian government itself. Nearly one year ago, shortly after the Khan Sheykhoun terrorist attack blamed on the Syrian government and used to justify war with Syria, Vladmir Putin actually announced (http://www.brandonturbeville.com/2017/04/putin-reveals-evidence-of-impending.html) that he had evidence that a false flag was being planned in areas surrounding Damascus. Douma is a Damascus suburb.

"We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one -- and I cannot call it otherwise -- are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack," he said (https://www.rt.com/news/384333-putin-idlib-attack-provocation/) at a joint press conference in Moscow with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

"President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq. The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] on the world stage," he added.

A separate statement was released from the Russian General Staff which stated that terrorists were transporting "toxic agents" into several locations in Syria.

Attacks Didn't Expose Civilians To Chemical Weapons

US General Joseph Dunford, (https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcripts/Transcript-View/Article/1493658/briefing-by-secretary-mattis-on-us-strikes-in-syria/) at the Pentagon briefing regarding the American strikes on Syria, stated that the targets of US missiles were "specifically associated with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons program," one of which being the Barzeh scientific research facility which he labeled as a facility that is involved in the "development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology."

The Barzeh facility is in the heart of a heavily populated area of Damascus. Civilians are all around and in close proximity. The facility is located next to a teaching institute as well as a number of homes, which are situated close by.

Dunford claimed that the strikes "inflicted maximum damage, without unnecessary risk to innocent civilians." Indeed, the strikes, despite having killed around 75 civilians, did not result in the dispersement of chemical weapons. But how can this be the case? If the facility was indeed full of hazardous material and chemical weapons components, why would the United States believe it could bomb the building with no "unnecessary risk to innocent civilians?" To the contrary, any bombing of that facility, if it was indeed used to test and manufacture of chemical weapons, would have had an extraordinary impact on the civilians around it. Toxic chemicals would have indeed been released and the population nearby would have suffered under a cloud of chemicals that would have indeed achieved the same result as an actual chemical weapons attack. But there were no such injuries. This leads many researchers, including this one, to believe that there were no chemical weapons-related material in this facility. At best, if the US truly believed this facility contained chemical weapons material, it wantonly endangered countless civilians in addition to the ones it killed outright from ordnance.

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Some of the buildings bombed did contain chemicals, however. For instance, the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Research Institute (https://sana.sy/en/?p=134366) was focused on the development and manufacture of cancer drugs, a much-needed industry since the cruel Western sanctions have prevented cancer medicine from being sold to Syria.

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Even pro-war Reuters was forced to quote Said. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-scene/syria-strike-reduces-research-center-to-smoking-rubble-idUSKBN1HL107) Said, one of the employees of the center, writing, "Standing near the rubble, Saeid Saeid, head of the center's polymers department, said that the buildings had been used to research and make medicine components that could not be imported, including ones for cancer treatment and anti-venom."

Rim Haddad's article for the AFP, "At Destroyed Syria Lab, Workers Deny Producing Toxic Weapons," quotes Said further. It reads,
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/destroyed-syria-lab-workers-deny-producing-toxic-weapons-153427645.html

The site, according to Western powers, was part of the Syrian government's "chemical weapons infrastructure."

But Said told AFP only non-lethal research and development was under way at the centre.

"As we work in civilian pharmaceutical and chemical research, we did not expect that we would be hit," he said.

Instead, the centre had been producing antidotes to scorpion and snake venom while running tests on chemical products used in making food, medicine and children's toys, according to Said.

"If there were chemical weapons, we would not be able to stand here. I've been here since 5:30 am in full health -- I'm not coughing," he added.

. . . . .

Said said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had visited the site in Barzeh in recent years and had declared it free of any toxic weapons.

"The OPCW used to stay in the two upper rooms, and use the labs, and we would cooperate with them completely," he said.

"The OPCW has proven in two reports that this building and the centre as a whole are empty and do not produce any chemical weapons."

Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar al-Ja'afari pointed out on April 14, to the UNSC, that the OPCW "handed to Syria an official documents which confirmed that the Barzeh centre was not used for any type of chemical activity."
https://www.c-span.org/video/?444024-1/un-security-council-holds-emergency-meeting-syria

The "Evidence"

Turning to the evidence actually presented by Wesstern powers -- social media postings, tweets, etc -- one need not look any further to see evidence pointing toward the fact that the attack was entirely staged. From documented photographic and video evidence of chemical weapons having been in the possession of the terrorists in East Ghouta to the undoubtedly staged photographs used by terrorists to claim that an attack had taken place, the West's own "evidence" proves to stand in direct opposition to its own claims.

-- @PearsonSharp said he was told the #attack was staged by #terrorists who were in control of the area. #Douma #Syria #ChemicalWeapons #SyrianWar #Assad #Trump #tcot https://t.co/jNx9FB9Xty
-- Ben Swann (@BenSwann_) April 19, 2018

I promised the interviews were coming: here are SOME of them. There is too much to do, I film three hours a day and it takes ten hours to go through it.. be patient! A LOT more is coming. My only objective is to show you what I see from here, that's all https://t.co/V4o2YVAowo
-- Pearson Sharp (@PearsonSharp) April 19, 2018

Terrorists Had Access To Chemical Weapons

For instance, Vanessa Beeley, on her most recent (and current) trip to Syria, traveled to liberated areas of Eastern Ghouta where she discovered "a most extraordinary array" of chemical weapons that had been in the possession of terrorists who had, until only very recently, occupied this area. Beeley conducted an interview (https://21wire.tv/2018/04/12/syria-new-details-emerge-white-helmets-alleged-chemical-attack/) with UK Column (linked here https://21wire.tv/2018/04/12/syria-new-details-emerge-white-helmets-alleged-chemical-attack/) where one can hear her report and see the photographs of said chemical weapons and chemical weapons facilities.

The rooms Beeley visited were labeled "munitions rooms" but also served as torture rooms, complete with isolation cells set up to house unfortunate civilians and other prisoners.

In addition, the Russian military allegedly found a chemical weapons facility in Douma, containing chemicals such as chlorine, thiodiglycol, and diethylamide.

Reports Claim Syria, Russia Capture British Troops In Douma -- UK Gov't Denies

As the battle for East Ghouta began heating up in 2018, a reader wrote to me and suggested that there must be something incredibly important in East Ghouta for the United States and the rest of the "Western" world to react in such a volatile way. If recent reports coming from al-Mayadeen are true, that reader may be proven correct.

According to a report by al-Mayadeen and FARS News, (http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970122001526) a number of British troops were captured in Douma. The source cited by al-Mayadeen says the troops are believed to be part of the "international coalition" and a plan to launch a ground assault in Damascus in coordination with the U.S. The report suggests that the US and NATO as well as Jordan and Israel had planned to launch attacks on Syria from several different fronts. However, as the Syrian military began operations to liberate Ghouta, the plan was disrupted.

The news agency claims that, after the Syrian and Russian militaries discovered the plot, the operation to liberate Ghouta was launched.

Sputnik International writes:
https://sputniknews.com/amp/military/201804121063460158-british-forces-syria-ghouta/?__twitter_impression=true

The US and Turkey sought to rescue foreign "militants and agents operating for Israel, Jordan and NATO," now trapped in Ghouta, and move them to Idlib, the source says.

The Turkish initiative to help with the evacuation of Nusra Front terrorists from Ghouta has reportedly been a coverup for "special foreign forces that were among the ranks of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated" Nusra front terror organization.

"Therefore, the US has ordered Jaysh al-Islam, Faylaq al-Rahman and other terrorist groups to allow the evacuation of civilians from Eastern Ghouta to army-held regions in a bid to provide the ground for these foreign agents to also leave Ghouta in disguise and enable the Turkish intelligence service to send them to specified regions in At-Tanf and northern Syria which are under the control of US troops," the source said.

Western mainstream media outlets, however, are claiming that the reports are false.

For instance, a report in the Sun states,

FALSE reports which circulated in Iran claimed a group of British soldiers were captured in Syria.

The Sun Online contacted the Ministry of Defence, who denied the claims made by Iran's semi-official news agency.

The unverified report was attributed to a journalist -- based in Moscow -- working for Lebanon's news channel al-Mayadeen.

Fars agency claimed the "British military men" who were taken in Eastern Ghouta, near the capital of Damascus were seized by Syrian-Russian military forces.

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The report claimed the Brit soldiers were part of a plot involving "terrorists and NATO forces" to attack Damascus.

It is also possible, if the reports are accurate, that the troops could have been involved in facilitating a false flag chemical weapons attack to be blamed on the Syrian government.

Video, Social Media Evidence Obviously Staged

One video, shared by the White Helmets, which was repeatedly shown to Western audiences was that of Hassan Diab, a small boy who was videotaped being hosed down by alleged rescue workers who were allegedly tending to him as a result of his exposure to chemical weapons. However, after the US bombing of Syria, RT was able to find the boy and interview him and his father who claim that the boy was never exposed to chemical weapons and that the entire event was staged. The RT report, entitled "Staged Suffering? Interview with boy in Douma video raises more doubts over 'chem attack,'" states,
https://www.rt.com/news/424563-douma-boy-chemical-video/

The boy portrayed as a 'victim' in a video of the alleged chemical attack in Douma has told a Russian TV crew that he was asked to go to hospital, where people "grabbed" him and started "pouring water" over his head.

Panic, fear, screaming adults and frightened children featured in the purported footage of the aftermath following the alleged chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta city. The video has been circulated by mainstream media since April 7 after being posted by the so-called Douma Revolution group.

. . . . .

The group is one of the organizations, along with the notorious rebel-linked White Helmets, that has claimed government troops were the culprits behind the reported chemical attack.

One of the main 'characters' in the footage is a soaked boy, who is seen being sprayed with water by people who claim to be 'rescue workers.' It's not clear whether they are doctors from the hospital, human rights activists, or White Helmets members. The latter usually make such videos and send them to news agencies, including Reuters.

Russian broadcaster VGTRK said (https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3008643&3008643#/video/https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vgtrk.com%2Fiframe%2Fvideo%2Fid%2F1779975%2Fstart_zoom%2Ftrue%2FshowZoomBtn%2Ffalse%2Fsid%2Fvesti%2FisPlay%2Ftrue%2F%3Facc_video_id%3D751695) it found the boy in the video, who appeared to be 11-year-old Hassan Diab. His story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media. He was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food, when they heard some noise outside.

"Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head," he told Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK. Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago.

He was eventually found by his father, who said he didn't hear about any chemical attack that day. "I went to the hospital, walked upstairs, and found my wife and children. I asked them what had happened, and they said people outside were shouting about some smell, and told them to go to the hospital. At the hospital, they gave dates and cookies to the kids," he said.

One of the medical workers, who was reportedly on shift at the time, said he was surprised by the sudden influx. "Some people came here and washed people. They said: 'Chemical attack. Chemical attack.' We didn't see any chemical attack symptoms," he added. He did, however, say that there were many people with respiratory problems as a result of dust from recent bombings in the city.

The interview can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaZRZo9FGQI

https://t.co/gQAbx3Wk2u
-- Brandon Turbeville (@BrandonTurb) April 22, 2018

Another faked photograph appears at first glance to depict a room full of dead victims of the alleged chemical attack. In one photo, there is a room full of dead bodies. In the second photo, one can clearly see that a dead child was moved into the room and places on top of the dead adults, presumably so that the photo would have a more dramatic effect. https://www.facebook.com/Syrian.Truth/posts/1882975241722526

Moon of Alabama has also deconstructed a number of photos coming out of Douma. MOA, in its article, "Syria -- Manipulated Videos Fail To Launch World War Three -- Update," it writes,
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/syria-manipulated-videos-fail-to-launch-world-war-iii.html

Here are videos of that hospital scenes from the 'rebel' propaganda outlets. The 'treatment' by the 'rebels', dousing with water and administering some asthma spray, is unprofessional and many of the 'patients' seem to have no real problem. It is theater. The real medical personal is seen in the background working on a real patient.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpwcV0sup_o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWF-z0tkmmQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNcag20DnZw


The people in the video scenes were "rent-a-mob" actors which the Russians say they have found. They also found the medics and videotaped their statements. (https://twitter.com/iadtawil/status/984882589088538624) They Russian government claims to know the main culprit:

"Today, the Russian defense ministry has other evidence proving the United Kingdom's direct involvement in the organization of this provocation in Eastern Ghouta," [Igor Konashenkov, the defense ministry's spokesman] said.

. . . . .

Cause of the recent panic were a few videos by several propaganda outlets associated with Takfiri 'rebels' in Ghouta. These videos immediately looked staged to me. Yes, they showed dead people -- mainly children -- in a basement or apartment. But the bodies were not in the place where they had died and were probably not, as was claimed, killed by chemical weapons.

In the videos some 20 dead children and a few women lie on the floor as if they were thrown in there. The scene was obviously manipulated several times. The various videos show the bodies in different positions. They have been moved around for presentation. Later videos show, for example, a baby in diapers on top of two older kids. In an earlier video that baby is not there.

The 'rebel' claim that the people were killed by chlorine and a nerve agent: "Look, the dead have foam at their mouth." (Foam at the mouth is wrongly assumed to be a sure symptom of exposure to a nerve agent.)

Yes, they have foam at their mouth. But it seems to be shaving foam and/or some white gel, not a human secretion. We have seen this trick before.
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/04/syria-is-shaving-cream-proof-of-chemical-weapon-usage.html

Compare for example this video from the scene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfQiFEyin_4) uploaded by ???? ??? ???? on Apr 7, 2018 at 20:49:26 UTC with this video from the same scene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajpjrYSOoYM) by Yaser AlDoumani2 uploaded on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:43:16 UTC.

A screenshot from the first video (graphic):

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The corridor where the cameraman stands at that moment is filled with dead bodies. The body with the white bonnet on its head lies in a backroom. The detail picture below is turned 180 degree:

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http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/vid1womenturned.jpg
A screenshot from the second video. The body with the white bonnet has been moved from the backroom to the corridor and added to a pile of other bodies.

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http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/vid2women.jpg
Detail of the body with the white bonnet turned 180 degree:

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http://www.moonofalabama.org/images6/vid2womenturned.jpg
It is the same body with the same cloth in a different position. It seems obvious that shaving cream or something similar has been added to the body after it was moved. The shaving cream simulates "foaming at the mouth".

Stephen McIntyre found and collected several other discrepancies between the various videos from the scene.
https://twitter.com/ClimateAudit/status/983783744656982016

The people shown have died. They probably suffocated after a shelter collapsed as the Syrian Observatory reported on that day. (http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=88859) But the videos were likely not made at the scene of that incident. The bodies had been moved and manipulated. There were likely no chemical weapons involved in their death.

It would have made no sense at all for the Syrian government to launch a 'chemical attack' on a nonmilitary target in the Douma situation. Its imminent victory was already guaranteed. The 'rebels' and their supporters had their reasons to fake such an 'attack'. It was an attempt to drag the U.S. into destroying the Syrian government and its army. It nearly succeeded.

The various 'leaks' and media claims around the staged 'attack' have reached comical grounds.

CNN headlined today: Biological samples from Syria attack site test positive for chlorine and nerve agent, official says:

Biological samples from the area of the alleged chemical attack in Syria have tested positive for chlorine and a sarin-like nerve agent, according to a US official familiar with the US analysis of the test results.
...
Medical sources and activists in Syria said blood, urine and hair follicle samples were smuggled in batches to Turkey after rebel groups and their families were pushed out of the area by the Assad regime, CNN reported earlier on Friday.

The sources did not know what happened to the samples after they reached Turkey.

That chain of evidence is joke and the claim is nonsense. There is simply no way to diagnose chlorine exposure in blood, urine or hair samples.

The Center of Disease Control notes of Chlorine exposure:
https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/chlorine/casedef.asp

Laboratory criteria for diagnosis:

Biologic: No biologic marker for chlorine exposure is readily available.
...

Chlorine is highly reactive. When it enters the bloodstream it turns into chloride and associates with sodium and potassium and other basic elements. The natural chloride level in a body is already quite high and changes often. We all eat and naturally dispose of table salt, aka sodium chloride, each and every day. The chloride level in a body can be measured but it is not a criterion for chlorine exposure. The 'official' who made those claims to CNN is lying.

The evidence for a 'chemical attack' in Douma is simply not there. The videos provided by the 'rebel' propaganda outlets are manipulated. Medical personal in Douma dispute their propaganda claims.

The staff who remained at the hospital even throughout the time that terrorists occupied Ghouta have also disputed claims of chemical weapons attacks. Muwafak Nisreen, Khalil al-Haish, Dr. Mohammad Mumtaz al-Hanash, Dr. Bashar Nasrullah, Dr. Mohammad O'Youn, Mohammad Daood, Dr. Faisal al-Turk, Dr. Abir Hawa, Dr. Anan al-Baali, Dr. Ghassan Takla, Dr. Yousef Haroon, Dr. Mohammad Dia al-Sheikh Bakri, and Asma al-Hosh all worked at the Douma hospital for years during the Jaish al-Islam takeover, staying on at the hospital when the Syrian military liberated the area. All of these staff members have clearly and resoundingly stated that there was no chemical attack. As a result, they have been demonized as "Assad's stooges" by shameless mainstream media propaganda outlets.
Graphic created by Prof. Tim Anderson

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-owhyqHrzIiI/Wt3x9x6GjrI/AAAAAAAAAwI/jA868ca8jOkyNXZaE22mpHeRBrPEU4u0QCLcBGAs/s400/Douma%2Bhospital%2Bstaff%2Btim%2Banderson%2Bgraphic.jpg

See the doctors and staff members recount their stories for yourself in this video

https://t.co/vUZ4Yx2DUD
-- Brandon Turbeville (@BrandonTurb) April 22, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSrRV-zdNic

Conclusion

The "evidence" so loudly proclaimed by the United States, Britain, and France simply does not exist and what does exist only proves the opposite of what the Western imperialists are arguing. In other words, all real evidence points to the fact that the terrorists staged a chemical weapons attack to be blamed on the Syrian government in order to justify a Western military response against the Syrian government. In fact, most evidence points toward the possibility that there never were chemical agents used even in the false flag incident. Instead, it seems the incident was entirely fabricated out of desperation by the terrorists in Douma in order to provide an incident that Western powers would be able to use in order to justify a military strike against the Syrian government.

Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post -- article archive here -- He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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'Assad had no reason to launch chem attack, unlike those who want US involvement' -- Ron Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-z_eQcdQVI
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Russia Kills 19 CIA Agent Commanders In Syria Caught Funding The Terrorists
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http://www.wuc-news.com/2017/08/russia-kills-19-cia-agent-commanders-in.html

Fulfilling Putin's promise that Russia would destroy U.S.-backed terrorist groups such as ISIS, Russian Aerospace forces successfully obliterated the al-Nusra HQ on February 28.

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On February 28, the headquarters of the al-Nusra terrorist group near Rasm al-Eis village, 28 kilometers south-west of Aleppo, was destroyed by a KAB-500 guided bomb launched by an Su-24 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace forces, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate, said on Friday.

"As a result, 67 terrorists, including 19 field commanders -- natives of the North Caucasus and Central Asia, were eliminated. 104 militants were injured," Rudskoi said.

Aleppo was a powerful economic center of Syria before the beginning of the civil war in 2011. It had been under militants' control for several years and was significantly damaged during the conflict.

The city was liberated by the government forces in December 2016.
Russian mine disposal units have been clearing the Aleppo from mines since the city was freed from militants 2016.

Russia-insider.com reports:
Despite several "rebrandings", al-Nusra has never been able to hide the fact that it has received direct and indirect support from the CIA.

Source:
http://www.awdnews.com/political/russia-kills-19-cia-agent-commanders-in-syria-caught-funding-the-terrorists
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April 13, 2018
Syria - Manipulated Videos Fail To Launch World War III - Updated
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/syria-manipulated-videos-fail-to-launch-world-war-iii.html

[Update April 14, 5:00 UCT]

Last night the U.S., UK and France launched a symbolic attack on Syria. It was not intended to hurt the Syrian government, its people or its allies. It did not hit any of Syria's allies. So far there is no report of anyone being killed or wounded.

This was a one-off:

Mattis [...] said the assault was a "one-time shot," so long as Assad does not repeat his use of chemical weapons.

The only purpose of the attack was to do 'something' and to somewhat calm down the warmongers within those three 'western' countries. It was probably insufficient for that.

As we wrote yesterday in the piece below. World War III had been called off.

A report from an observer on the ground in Syria:

Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 4:22 UTC - 14 Apr 2018

Wow:
#USA #France #UK: 3 countries to bomb 3 #Syria/n objectives in #Homs #Damascus? A centre of research, a Control & command and an ammunition warehouse? And before the OPCW investigation expected today?

A say In ME: Huge mountains moving to give a birth to a small mouse!
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No "Political hits: (Presidential Palace or gov or security HQ)
No #Iranian objectives hits
No #Hezbollah objectives hit
No Syrian Army key capabilities hit.#
And of course no #Russian deployment w/ #SAA hit
#USA looks weaker than ever with this "strike".
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The giants trio hit (#USA #UK #France) fired from US base in #Qatar is celebrated in #Damascus government controlled area with #Russian #Iranian #Syrian and #Hezbollah flags, dancing and mocking @realRonaldTrump's strike
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This is the 1st time in history where a capital, #Damascus, is hit by foreign power and people celebrate it in the street few hours later, challenging the attackers and expressing their solidarity with the government by dancing in the street: #USA #UK #France boosted #Assad today
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#USA #UK #France targeted empty objectives in #Syria since the entire #SAA was dislocated. @realDonaldTrump wanted to save his image: the Syria people's reaction (1000s in the street expressing solidarity with Assad) to the hit is seriously damaging him.

To limit the attack to the absolute minimum was a wise decision by U.S. President Donald Trump. The people who had faked the 'chemical attack' in Douma on April 7 wanted to pull the U.S. into a wider war with Syria and Russia. They failed. Russia's threat of retaliation for any attack was strong enough to deter the U.S. military. Secretary of Defense Mattis saved the situation when he publicly doubted the evidence and held Trump back from a spontaneous 'revenge' response. Netanyahoo will be furious and the neocons will now try to kick Mattis out.

[End-Update - the original post, written before the attack, follows below]

It seems to me that World War III has been called off - for now. Sanity prevailed over a stampede of warmongering which erupted after dubious but well timed claims of a 'chemical attack' in Syria.

Secretary of Defense Mattis let know of his doubts about the alleged 'chemical attack' in Douma which the 'rebels' attributed to the Syrian government. This changed the tone of Donald Trump's tweets and the international conversations on the issue. Several NATO countries, including Germany and Canada, said they would not take part in any threatened 'revenge' operation.

Today the Russian Defense Ministry accused Britain of having directed the staged attack:

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, released statements by medics from Douma's hospital who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons and causing panic. The medics said none of the patients were hurt by chemicals.

Here are videos of that hospital scenes from the 'rebel' propaganda outlets. The 'treatment' by the 'rebels', dousing with water and administering some asthma spray, is unprofessional and many of the 'patients' seem to have no real problem. It is theater. The real medical personal is seen in the background working on a real patient.

The people in the video scenes were "rent-a-mob" actors which the Russians say they have found. They also found the medics and videotaped their statements. They Russian government claims to know the main culprit:

"Today, the Russian defense ministry has other evidence proving the United Kingdom's direct involvement in the organization of this provocation in Eastern Ghouta," [Igor Konashenkov, the defense ministry's spokesman] said.

An OPCW technical team has arrived in Damascus. It will investigate the scene and talk to the witnesses.

Cause of the recent panic were a few videos by several propaganda outlets associated with Takfiri 'rebels' in Ghouta. These videos immediately looked staged to me. Yes, they showed dead people - mainly children - in a basement or apartment. But the bodies were not in the place where they had died and were probably not, as was claimed, killed by chemical weapons.

In the videos some 20 dead children and a few women lie on the floor as if they were thrown in there. The scene was obviously manipulated several times. The various videos show the bodies in different positions. They have been moved around for presentation. Later videos show, for example, a baby in diapers on top of two older kids. In an earlier video that baby is not there.

The 'rebel' claim that the people were killed by chlorine and a nerve agent: "Look, the dead have foam at their mouth." (Foam at the mouth is wrongly assumed to be a sure symptom of exposure to a nerve agent.)

Yes, they have foam at their mouth. But it seems to be shaving foam and/or some white gel, not a human secretion. We have seen this trick before.

Compare for example this video from the scene uploaded by ???? ??? ???? on Apr 7, 2018 at 20:49:26 UTC with this video from the same scene by Yaser AlDoumani2 uploaded on Apr 7, 2018 at 22:43:16 UTC.

A screenshot from the first video (graphic):

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The corridor where the cameraman stands at that moment is filled with dead bodies. The body with the white bonnet on its head lies in a backroom. The detail picture below is turned 180 degree:

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A screenshot from the second video. The body with the white bonnet has been moved from the backroom to the corridor and added to a pile of other bodies.

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Detail of the body with the white bonnet turned 180 degree:

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It is the same body with the same cloth in a different position. It seems obvious that shaving cream or something similar has been added to the body after it was moved. The shaving cream simulates "foaming at the mouth".

Stephen McIntyre found and collected several other discrepancies between the various videos from the scene.

The people shown have died. They probably suffocated after a shelter collapsed as the Syrian Observatory reported on that day. But the videos were likely not made at the scene of that incident. The bodies had been moved and manipulated. There were likely no chemical weapons involved in their death.

It would have made no sense at all for the Syrian government to launch a 'chemical attack' on a nonmilitary target in the Douma situation. Its imminent victory was already guaranteed. The 'rebels' and their supporters had their reasons to fake such an 'attack'. It was an attempt to drag the U.S. into destroying the Syrian government and its army. It nearly succeeded.

The various 'leaks' and media claims around the staged 'attack' have reached comical grounds.

CNN headlined today: Biological samples from Syria attack site test positive for chlorine and nerve agent, official says:

Biological samples from the area of the alleged chemical attack in Syria have tested positive for chlorine and a sarin-like nerve agent, according to a US official familiar with the US analysis of the test results.
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Medical sources and activists in Syria said blood, urine and hair follicle samples were smuggled in batches to Turkey after rebel groups and their families were pushed out of the area by the Assad regime, CNN reported earlier on Friday.

The sources did not know what happened to the samples after they reached Turkey.

That chain of evidence is joke and the claim is nonsense. There is simply no way to diagnose chlorine exposure in blood, urine or hair samples.

The Center of Disease Control notes of Chlorine exposure:

Laboratory criteria for diagnosis:

Biologic: No biologic marker for chlorine exposure is readily available.
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Chlorine is highly reactive. When it enters the bloodstream it turns into chloride and associates with sodium and potassium and other basic elements. The natural chloride level in a body is already quite high and changes often. We all eat and naturally dispose of table salt, aka sodium chloride, each and every day. The chloride level in a body can be measured but it is not a criterion for chlorine exposure. The 'official' who made those claims to CNN is lying.

The evidence for a 'chemical attack' in Douma is simply not there. The videos provided by the 'rebel' propaganda outlets are manipulated. Medical personal in Douma dispute their propaganda claims.

Secretary of Defense Mattis spoke out and U.S. allies refused to swallow the faked evidence. Donald Trump pulled back from his earlier aggressive threats. There will likely be no bombing of Syria and in consequence no violent conflict with Russia.

Trump already began to change the headlines. He just pardoned Dick Cheney's former errant boy Scooter Libby. He is preparing the grounds for pardoning his own staff should they be caught up in the Mueller investigation.

This will give the media enough material to cover throughout the weekend and to forget about attacking Syria.

The staged 'chemical attack' was designed to draw Trump back into the conflict over Syria after he announced that he wants the U.S. military to pull out. Has it changed his mind? Will those who initiated this stunt, probably the Brits, try again?

Will Russia be able to prove its claim of British involvement? If so could it free Yulia Scripal?

Posted by b on April 13, 2018 at 04:12 PM | Permalink
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new video from russian defense...interviewed doctors at the only hospital in douma
https://southfront.org/russian-defense-ministry-releases-testimonies-of-doctors-from-syrias-duma/
regards
OY
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Russian Defense Ministry Releases Testimonies Of Doctors From Syria's Duma (Video)
https://southfront.org/russian-defense-ministry-releases-testimonies-of-doctors-from-syrias-duma/

On April 13, the Ministry of Defense of Russia released a video showing testimonies of two doctors who were on duty at a Duma hospital when the alleged chemical attack took place in the Syrian town on April 7.
https://southfront.org/russian-defense-ministry-uk-is-involved-in-staging-chemical-attack-in-syrias-douma/

In the video, one of the two doctors "Kahlil al-Jaysh" said that the hospital received several civilians who had been injured in an airstrike of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) on Duma in the morning of April 8. Dr. al-Jaysh said that the airstrike had hit the last floor of a building causing fire. This led to the suffocation of some civilians who were trapped in the lower floors of the building.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNV1_ZGfQrc

While the doctors were treating the injured civilians, a man shouted in the hospital's emergency room that the injures were caused by "a chemical attack," which led to chaos, according to Dr. al-Jaysh.

English subtitles. pic.twitter.com/lXafFybl1I
-- iad tawil (@iadtawil) 13 April 2018

"While treating the people who were suffocated by smoke and dust, one of the people who was present said that the strike was a chemical attack, which led the people in the area [hospital] to deal with the cases as injuries caused by chemical weapons." Dr. al-Jaysh said in the video released by the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Moreover, the two doctors stressed in the video that there had been no symptoms proving a chemical weapons use. Both doctors were also able to prove their presence in the emergency room of Duma hospital during the incident via a video published a Syrian opposition news outlet.

Several experts suggested before that a carbon monoxide poisoning might be behind the deaths of the Duma attack victims. The Syrian Observatory from Human Rights (SOHR) even reported from day one that carbon monoxide poisoning had been behind the deaths of the civilians who were trapped in a basement from a long time after the airstrike.

Syrian pro-government sources noted that both doctors could have left Duma district under the evacuation agreement between the Damascus government and Jaysh al-Islam but they opted to stay. This makes the testimonies of these two doctors more credible.
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April 08, 2018
Syria - Timelines Of 'Gas Attacks' Follow A Similar Scheme (Update II)
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/timelines-of-gas-attacks-in-syria-follow-a-similar-scheme.html

Updated below

An alleged new 'chemical incident' in Syria reminds of a similar series of events we saw last year. We are told to believe that each time the U.S. pulls back from the war on Syria the Syrian government is responding with a 'chemical attack' that pulls the U.S. back in.

March 30 2017
U.S. priority on Syria no longer focused on 'getting Assad out': Haley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States' diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country's president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday, in a departure from the Obama administration's initial and public stance on Assad's fate.

April 4 2017
Suspected gas attack in Syria reportedly kills dozens

World leaders expressed shock and outrage Tuesday at reports of a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria that killed scores of civilians, with one UK official suggesting the incident amounted to a war crime.

April 7 2017
Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles

The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening.

April 10 2017
US envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is inevitable

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has told CNN that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is a priority, cementing an extraordinary U-turn in the Trump administration's stance on the embattled leader.

The Khan Sheikhun incident had been faked. An international investigation found that half of the alleged casualties arrived in hospitals before the incident was said to have happened. Nothing followed after Haley's last announcement. The administration was apparently not willing to go beyond the one-off strike. The flip-flop was attributed to confusion or infighting within the Trump administration.

A year later the exactly same development can be observed.

March 29 2018
Trump says US will withdraw from Syria 'very soon'

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump said Thursday that the US would "be coming out of Syria like very soon," just hours after the Pentagon highlighted the need for US troops to remain in the country for the immediate future. "We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. We'll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now," Trump told supporters at an Ohio event on infrastructure.

April 7 2018
Syria poison gas attack kills at least 40, activists and medics say

A poison gas attack late Saturday on a rebel-held town near Syria's capital has killed at least 40 people, activists, rescuers and medics said.

April 7 2018
U.S. State Department On the Chemical Attack in Douma

We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters. These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demand an immediate response by the international community.

April 8 2018
Donald J. Trump

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...
....to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!

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Over the last months the Syrian army secured 90% of 'rebel' enclave in east-Ghouta right next to the Syrian capital Damascus. Only the town of Douma, held by the Saudi financed Salafist Takfiris of Jaish al-Isalm, was left in enemy hands. Negotiations about an evacuation of the terrorist were ongoing. At one point last week the hard core leaders of Jaish al-Islam pulled their negotiators back from the talks and reportedly executed them. Jaish al-Islam wanted to essentially stay in place and keep all its weapons. The Russian negotiators did not agree with this. On Friday the negotiations failed.

Barrages of missiles and grenades from Douma hit Damascus. The 'rebel' supporting Syrian Observatory reported of several killed in Damascus and dozens of wounded. The Syrian army hit back with intensive air strikes and artillery fire on Douma.

The terrorist in Douma hold several thousand of hostages who were abducted in 2013 from the town of Adra. The prisoners were paraded around in cages. The abducted men were forced to dig the extensive tunnel network Jaish al-Isalm uses to hide its weapons and fighters.

Two years ago Jaish al-Islam admitted that it used chemical weapons against a Kurdish suburb of Aleppo. Just two days ago the Russian military command said that it detected 'rebel' preparations for new false flag gas attacks.

Now the terrorists and their supporters claim that a new "chemical weapon attack" happened and blame the Syrian government. A video of the alleged gas attack aftermath shows a basement with some 30 dead children between two and 10 years old. They seem to have suffocated, probably from carbon monoxyd. Astonishingly there are no dead women or men - only children under 10.

Russia, which has observers on the ground, rejects any claims of Syrian government involvement in the incident.

It is quite obvious that the "chemical weapon attack" is a false flag event. The terrorist commit the crime and blame the Syrian government. They want the U.S. to attack the Syrian government.

Will Trump fall for this stunt and attack Syria? Or had he and his minions planned this series of events all along?

Added:

Trump and the U.S. military claim to "fight ISIS" but have completely stopped doing so. There are some 3,000 ISIS fighter in east Syria near the border with Iraq. Most of these are north of the Euphrates where U.S. troops are stationed. If Syrian government troops cross the Euphrates northwards the U.S. attacks them. But ISIS can cross the Euphrates southward and launches large attacks on Syrian government positions in east Syria:

[I]n a surprise attack, the militants stormed Boukamal on Monday, triggering heavy fighting before Iranian-backed Shiite militias beat them out, according to a war monitoring group and Syrian opposition activists with connections to the region. Approximately 400 Islamic State fighters crossed the Euphrates River and ambushed the town, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, killed 11 pro-government fighters in clashes, and losing five of their own.

From their desert territory, the ISIS militants have harassed forces at oil stations, as well, according to Mohammad al-Ayed, director of the Palmyra News Network.

Another group of ISIS fighters is in the south-eastern corner of Syria and under protection of U.S. forces stationed in al-Tanf, near Jordan.

Despite large concentrations of ISIS troops, air attacks of the U.S. coalition against ISIS have practically stopped.

US led Coalition strikes update
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Trump is playing theater to the crowd that wants the U.S. out of Syria. He claims that U.S. troops will leave soon. At the same time he is asking the Saudis to come up with $5 billion to pay for the U.S. 'service' of occupying a third country. Trump claims that he wants to eliminate ISIS, but the U.S. military is doing absolutely nothing to achieve such. On the contrary - it protects ISIS from Syrian government attacks.

Russia has troops embedded with every Syrian unit. Russia had warned that it will attack U.S. launching platforms, ships and air planes, should the U.S. strike at Syrian forces and thereby endanger its own soldiers.

Is Trump really willing to escalate towards that?

Update II

Elijah J. Magnier, currently in Syria, relates information about the attack on the T4 airbase in Syria a few hours ago:

8 missiles launched against the T4 could be #Israeli attack. Jet heard over the Lebanese city of Baalbek. #Damascus said the missiles came from the south. Syrian air defence managed to intercept 3 missiles. #ISIS advanced towards Sabaa-Byar simultaneously with the missile attack.
The information coming from #Syria T4 military base report at least 6 killed and 12 wounded by the 8 #Tomahawk missiles launched in the last hours.
The T4 military airport is situated in the heart of al-Badiya and serves to deal mainly with #ISIS pocket
In my [April 1] article I said Israel won't accept the ROE despite #Israel Chief of State - I would say tactical - denial: Israel won't leave the Syrian sky alone and Damascus is ready for confrontation
https://ejmagnier.com/2018/04/01/not-one-but-two-israeli-jets-were-downed-in-february-israel-wont-leave-the-syrian-sky-alone-and-damascus-is-ready-for-confrontation/
The number/type of missiles launched against the military airport called T4 situated in rural #Homs and the count of casualties need to be confirmed. In few hours, #Damascus will issue a communiqué offering its version in details.
Many #Syrians celebrate #Israel attack against their own country. This is what #Assad #Iran and #Hezbollah are mainly fighting along with takfiree.
T4 military airport supports Deir-Ezzour & al-Badiyah battle against #ISIS. It is unrelated to "#Hezbollah supply of weapons". The attack is directly related to #Israel unwilling to see the end of the war in #Syria. Israel supports Jihadists in the south.
Because #USA #UK #France can't look weak and not bomb the #Syrian army in response to the "chemical attack" claim/staged in #Ghouta... Because #Russia can't look weak and not respond... Maybe the T4 #Isrtaeli attack is a compromise to halt a wider war?

Posted by b on April 8, 2018 at 06:31 AM | Permalink
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Syria - Threat Of Large War Recedes But May Come Back
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/syria-threat-of-large-war-recedes-but-may-come-back.html

The expected U.S. attack on Syria last night did not happen.

Today U.S President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 10:15 AM UTC - 12 Apr 2018
Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our "Thank you America?"

Over night high level military and political negotiations between Russia and the U.S. continued with at least some success:

Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 12:49 PM UTC - 12 Apr 2018
#BreakingNews
#Russian sources told me: possibility of war on #Syria has gone down from 9 to 5/10. Diplomatic contacts with #USA never stopped. It was acknowledged that the possible war on #Syria serves no purposes but to create a war situation where worse case scenario can happen

A war on Syria has been ongoing for over seven years. It will continue for another two or three years. But Trump's recent threat of a large U.S. air or missile campaign against the country has probably been defused.

Trump is certainly under pressure to attack Syria. U.S. media, the neoconservatives and Zionists are pushing for it. The CBS News graphic department revealed their real aim:

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What made Trump blink? Was it the lack of evidence his Secretary of Defense Mattis acknowledged? Or was it the earlier reluctance of Britain to become a partner in crime? Was it the threat of Russian retribution?

Just now Britain seems to reengage. Prime Minister May called a cabinet meeting to discuss a possible strike on Syria. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn demands a parliament vote on the issue. The British public opposes any missile or airstrikes.

The French poodle Macron claims that he has proof that the Syrian government attacked Douma with chemical weapons. He did not provide any.

Britain, the U.S. and France have recently been visited by the Saudi clown prince Mohammad bin Salman. He offered billions of dollars in form of new contracts. Where promises to attack Syria part of those deals?

The only 'proof' for a 'chemical attack' in Douma are dubious videos of stacked bodies, staged pictures with babies added for extra effect. Claims from the White Helmets, a mainly British financed propaganda organization, and by SAMS, the Syrian American Medical Society which is a Muslim Brotherhood outlet financed by the CIA offshoot USAID.

UN personal in Damascus, the Syrian Red Cross, journalists on the ground and Russian military police have checked the place where the incident allegedly happened as well as local hospitals. They found neither casualties nor witnesses confirming such an attack.

The often quoted Syrian Observatory For Human Rights in Britain did not report any casualties of a chemical attack. Its report of the day in question notes of Douma:

21 civilians including 9 children and 3 women were killed as a result of suffocation caused by the shelling which destroyed basements of houses as a result of the violence bombardment

It is possible that the terrorist propaganda made videos of the casualties of this incident to make its 'chemical attack' claims.

The terrorist group Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam), which held Douma when the incident happened, received Saudi and British money and in 2016 used chemical weapons and commit war crimes against a Kurdish suburb of Aleppo. Of the 3,000 men, women and children it abducted from Adra in 2013 only 200 survived. It is not beyond them to kill dozens for propaganda purposes.

Why would anyone believe such sources like the terrorists supporting SAMS and White Helmets? Why should the Syrian government uses an illegal weapon in the very moment it is winning the battle and shortly after Trump said that he wants to retreat from Syria? It makes no sense at all. Despite that two U.S. professors, Joshua Landis and J.R. Cole, swallow the propaganda nonsense hook, line and sinker. They sold out. Their job and reputation requires that they stick to the official narrative. Keep that in mind the next time they lecture and lament about the 'corrupt' Middle East.

The Syrian army and Russian forces in Syria had prepared for U.S. missile attacks. Essential equipment was secured and soldiers had left their barracks. They will stay dispersed until the imminent danger is over.

Today the last Jaish al-Islam takfiris left Douma and were transported to the terrorist haven of Idleb governorate. All other 'rebel' groups now sheltered in Idleb hate Jaish and will try to eliminate it. Russian military police deployed in Douma. The Syrian government flag was raised above the suburb. The last important opposition holdout near to Damascus has been eliminated. (While the Islamic State still holds an enclave in the southern Yarmouk quarter of Damascus it is, unlike Jaish, only a small threat and not under foreign control.)

With the end of the resistance in Douma the U.S. and Saudi Arabia lost their capability to directly attack the capitol Damascus with (proxy) boots on the ground. All the 'rebel' terrorists are now in Idleb and fight each other. Neither the U.S. nor Saudi Arabia has enough (proxy) forces left on the ground to defeat the Syrian government. The hullabaloo of the 'chemical attack' expresses their anger about this defeat.

Trump is under pressure to do 'something'. He has only himself to blame. A year ago he said that he wants the U.S. to leave Syria. Soon thereafter a fake chemical incident happened and he was pulled back in. The same thing happened this time after he declared that he wants the U.S. troops to leave. Why wasn't he prepare for the follow up?

Now his earlier blustering and tweets brought him into this unpleasant position. He will have to find an 'action' or deal that is big enough to claim that he did 'something', but small enough to not incite a deadly Russian or Syrian response. He will also have to act within the next 48 hours.

Posted by b on April 12, 2018 at 11:41 AM | Permalink
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April 24, 2013
Syria: Shaving Cream As Chemical Weapon
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2013/04/syria-is-shaving-cream-proof-of-chemical-weapon-usage.html

Due to considerable progress by the Syrian government against the foreign sponsored, jihadist insurgency new allegations have to be found to justify additional foreign intervention.

These now come in the form of alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government:

"Shrunken pupils, foaming at the mouth and other signs indicate, in our view, that lethal chemical weapons were used."

The U.S. government does not support these unsubstantiated allegations. While "foaming at the mouth" can be a sign of chemical weapon exposure other possible causes for apparent "foaming at the mouth" do exist.


A man "foaming at the mouth"

One therefore should be cautious about the "proof" under the Telegraph's headline Syria doctor's Facebook video proof that Assad used chemicals in Aleppo:

Syria's regime dropped chemical weapons from a plane on a district of Aleppo earlier this month, killing two infants and a woman, experts said after a doctor in Aleppo posted a video of apparent victims to his Facebook page.
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Niazi Habash, a British-trained doctor who treated the Aleppo victims, said they showed symptoms of exposure to chemicals, including breathing difficulties, foaming at the mouth and pinprick pupils.

The short video posted at the Telegraph site shows three persons laying on hospital stretchers. All three persons have some white foam around their mouths. None of them shows any acute breathing problem. All three seem rather relaxed. Here are three screenshots from the doctor's video showing each of the three "victims". You may judge yourself what kind of "chemical weapon" might have produced their "foaming at the mouth" symptom.


A man "foaming at the mouth"


Another man "foaming at the mouth"


Another person chewing on a tube and with heavy "foaming at the mouth"
This "foaming at the mouth" video proof of chemical weapons usage is fake. That is not to say that the above people are not under chemical attack:

[M]any of these shaving creams feature more harmful ingredients than beneficial ones. Here's what to keep an eye out for.

Propolene glycol is a humectant like glycerin, but unlike glycerin, it's more frequently found in antifreeze and brake fluid. Triethanolamine, better known as TEA, is an emulsifying agent, meaning it helps keep the oil and water from separating. It's also a very controversial ingredient in the cosmetic industry because not only is it a skin irritant, but many formulas containing TEA are found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are linked to cancer. Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) are two more controversial skincare ingredients. These make a great lather, but they also have a number of health implications. Lauryl mimics estrogen, which is especially problematic for women, and laureth often hosts a known carcinogen called dioxane.

Should we bomb Assad for this massive chemical shaving cream attack? Maybe not.

Faking videos of alleged bombing and allegedly wounded victims has been a standard practice of the Syrian insurgents. This "foaming at the mouth" shaving cream video posted by a doctor who is on the side of the insurgency is just another example of such fakery.

But the Telegraph has an additional "expert" judging about the "chemical weapon" usage:

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former British Army specialist and director of a biological consultancy, said the most likely explanation was the chemical sarin had been used.

"From what we've seen, and the descriptions of containers being dropped from the air, it certainly seems that the regime is using sarin in an unprepared state in these attacks," he said.

That a is somewhat funny "expert opinion" by a former tank regiment commander from a "biological consultancy" about "chemical weapons" as "foaming at the mouth" is NOT a standard symptom of sarin exposure. Yet, looking at fake videos with shaving foam, he claims to see sarin usage.

These fake videos and fake experts are not proof of anything but of warmongering by certain "western" media.

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April 14, 2018
F.U.K.U.S. Strikes Syria - Who Won?
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/fukus-strikes-syria-who-won.html

Last night France, the UK and the U.S. launched an illegal attack on Syria and bombed several military and civilian sites within the country. They justify their attack as revenge or punishment for an alleged 'chemical attack' that had taken place a week earlier.

The 'chemical incident' on April 7 in Douma was designed to reverse Trump's publicly announced decision to order the U.S. military out of Syria. The Saudi financed Salafi 'rebels' in Douma collected bodies, probably from another incident, and stacked them up in one apartment to stage a scene and to create fake videos of a 'chemcial attack' which they falsely attributed to the Syrian government.

Trump pretended to fall for the videos and tweeted threats against Syria and Russia. Russia threatened to respond with strong force should any U.S. attack hurt its soldiers or interests in Syria.

The UK and France, who like the U.S. were only recently visited by the Saudi clown prince and showered with fresh Saudi billions, jumped onto the case. France now admits that its 'intelligence' of the Douma incident is solely based on the obviously staged youtube videos and claims made by 'western' financed propaganda operations who cooperate with the Jihadis.

Yesterday the Russian Defense Ministry accused Britain of having organized the 'chemical incident':

Today, there are other evidences at the disposal of the Russian military department, which testify to the direct participation of Great Britain in organizing this provocation in the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian party knows for certain that from April 3 to 6, representatives of the so-called White Helmets were influenced by London for the speedy implementation of the provocation prepared in advance.

The White Helmets received information that Jaysh al-Islam militants were to conduct a series of powerful artillery shelling of Damascus on April 3 to 6.

This will promote a response from the government troops, which the White Helmets' representatives will have to use to carry out provocations with alleged chemical weapons.

The 'White Helmets' are financed by the British government and are led by a 'former' British military intelligence officer. The direct accusations against Britain may have been a factor in the hasty launch of last night's strike. Another was surely the arrival of technicians of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Damascus. These will today investigate the alleged incident in Douma and will likely find that it did not take place. That the three countries did not even wait for preliminary results from the investigation must be seen as an admission of guilt. They know that the 'chemical attack' did not take place.

The U.S. military was wary of any potential conflict with Russia. Intense negotiations took place over the last week between the Pentagon and the Russian defense ministry. Secretary of Defense Mattis is said to have talked Trump out of a more serious strike. World War III was avoided.

Last night some 107 missiles and cruise missiles were fired against two research sites and eight military airports in Syria by U.S., French and British forces. The Russian and Syrian forces were warned. People and equipment had been moved. The Russian forces did not directly respond as their areas in Syria were not targeted. The Syrian air defense managed to shoot down or divert 71 of the incoming missiles before they reached their target. The Pentagon claims that none of its missiles were destroyed or diverted from its aim. A well known Syrian opposition outlet disagrees with the Pentagon's claim:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights managed to monitored interception by the regime forces to tens of missiles which targeted their positions and military bases in the Syrian territory, where several intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory, that the number missiles that were downed, exceeded 65 missiles ...

A 60 to 70% air defense success rate against incoming missiles is stunning. Most of these will have been killed by the Pantsir-S1 systems Russia supplied to Syria. Every Syrian military airport is now protected by such short range systems and while eight were targeted only one was hit.

One of the targets that were hit was the undefended Barzah Scientific Research Center near Damascus. The Pentagon claims that chemical weapons are made or stored there. That claim is obviously a lie:

In 2013 Syrian joined the Chemical Warfare Convention and gave up all its chemical weapons.
The OPCW has checked all accessible former chemical weapon sites in Syria and observed the destruction of the production equipment.
It has since visited and inspected (pdf) the Barzeh facility at least twice. That last time in November 2017.
One does not attack a site with normal bombs if one knows that chemical weapons are stored their. The bombs would distribute the dangerous chemicals and everyone downwind would be seriously affected.
After the U.S. strikes people can be seen walking through the fresh ruins. None wear any protection. There surely was nothing 'chemical' there.

The same holds for the Jaramana facility hit by the strikes. The Pentagon's claim that the strikes hit Syrian 'chemical production and storage facilities' is a lie.

No one has been reported killed by the strikes. The Russian Defense Ministry assessment says that three people were injured. Further assessments of the strikes can be found here: 1, 2 and 3.

What will be the consequences of these strikes?

Last weeks push by the media, by interventionists and by neoconservatives for a wider war on Syria (and Russia) has now been calmed down. Even John McCain, who always wants more wars, seems somewhat satisfied.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin issued a strong statement:

An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of international law.

The Chinese government likewise laments the violation of international law and the UN charter.

In ordering the strike President Trump also broke U.S. law specifically the War Powers Resolution.

A Security Council meeting will take place today but, as the U.S., Britain and France have vetos, will have no consequences.

One issue the U.S. is certainly not happy about is the successful demonstration of the Russian supplied air defenses which was used last night against the U.S. strikes. This announcement from the Russian Defense Ministry statement will create additional headaches:

It is to be stressed that several years ago given the strong request by our western partners, Russia opted out of supplying the S-300 AD systems to Syria. Taking into account the recent incident, Russia believes it possible to reconsider this issue not only regarding Syria but other countries as well.

More countries will now be able to buy and receive state-of-the-art Russian air defense equipment. Future interferences by the U.S. as well as Israeli strikes against Syria will become significantly more risky. When Syrian receives the S-300 systems it will have the reach to detect and attack any Israeli plane flying over Lebanon. Israel has often used Lebanese airspace to attack targets in Syria. It will soon lose that luxury.

Syria, Iran and Hizbullah all issued statement promising retaliation for the attack. Their responses will likely come on the ground against U.S. targets and assets in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. The Syrian people in Damascus could observe the success of the air defenses and were quite happy with it. They will respond with more support for their government and its plans to liberate all of Syria.

Trump evaded the public pressure created by the fake 'chemical attack' with a more or less symbolic airstrike. He tweeted "Mission Accomplished!" I expect that he will continue to press for an end of U.S. operations in Syria. Whoever instigated the faked attack has won nothing.

Trumps reaction to the incident is also an invitation to Jihadis and those who influence them to repeat such stunts whenever it suits them.

The Pentagon keeps the option open for such further 'chemical attack' stunts and U.S. strikes. It today claimed that Syria still has additional chemical weapon facilities. If this were really the case why isn't the U.S. demanding an inspection and dismantling of these facilities by the OPCW? Syria has signed the Chemical Warfare Convention and would have to accept that.

The obvious U.S. disregard for any international law and for the international organizations like the UN, the OPCW and IAEA will have serious consequences. The U.S. can now surely forget about its desire for an disarmament agreement with North Korea. Russia, China and others will use the example of last night's strikes to disregard international law when it will suit them. There will be no more favors like holding back S-300 systems or adhering to U.S. sanctions against other countries.

In the end the instigators of the incident, the U.S., and its partners in crime will have hurt themselves more with these strikes than they hurt Syria.

Previous Moon of Alabama posts on the 'chemical attack' in Douma and its consequences.
April 8 - Syria - Timelines Of 'Gas Attacks' Follow A Similar Scheme (Update II)
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/timelines-of-gas-attacks-in-syria-follow-a-similar-scheme.html
April 9 - Syria - Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation
April 11 - Syria - A U.S. Attack Would Be Futile - But Serve A Purpose - by M. K. Bhadrakumar
April 11 - Trump Asks Russia To Roll Over - It Won't
April 12 - Syria - Threat Of Large War Recedes But May Come Back
April 13 - Syria - Manipulated Videos Fail To Launch World War III - Updated
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/syria-manipulated-videos-fail-to-launch-world-war-iii.html

Posted by b on April 14, 2018 at 01:09 PM | Permalink
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/fukus-strikes-syria-who-won.html

F/UK/US. Love it!
Now to find a way to work Israel into the formula.
Posted by: Nuff Sed | Apr 14, 2018 1:15:15 PM | 1

Posted by: michael weddle | Apr 14, 2018 1:25:40 PM | 2
I don't want to give Putin any ideas, but a very simple and elegant solution would be for Russia to supply Syria and Iran with some turn key nukes. Game, set, match.
Posted by: Qualtrough | Apr 14, 2018 1:26:47 PM | 3
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Syrian Army Attacks US-backed Forces, Enters Four Villages In Deir Ezzor
https://southfront.org/syrian-army-attacks-us-backed-forces-enters-four-villages-in-deir-ezzor/
Source: sdf-press.com

On April 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and local tribal fighters launched a military operation against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor capturing the villages of Junaynah, Jiyah, Shaqrah and Hoyqat ma'esha, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The SDF acknowledged the attack in an official statement and said that its units backed by the US-led collation are now working to repel it. The US-backed forces also accused the SAA of hindering its war on ISIS.

Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources claimed that the SDF was able to recapture the village of Jiyah following a series of US-led coalition airstrikes on the SAA troops in the village. According to the sources, 22 fighters of the SDF and the SAA have been killed in the clashes so far.

Syrian Army Attacks US-backed Forces, Enters Four Villages In Deir Ezzor

Kurdish and Syrian oppositions activists claim that the attack was led by the Iranian-backed Baqir Brigade, that had vowed to fight the US-led coalition on April 6. On the other side, Syrian pro-government activists said that the offensive had been planned by local Arab fighters who want to recapture their villages from the Kurdish-dominated SDF.

The SAA launched a similar attack on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River on February 7 in order to capture a key gas facility from the SDF. However, the attack failed when the US-led coalition responded with heavy bombardment killing dozens of pro-government fighters, including some Russian private military contractors.

Local observers believe that the new attack will end soon, especially that both the US and Russia are determined to avoid any direct military conformation in Syria.
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Mainstream 'Journalist' Reveals Agenda; Calls For Rape, Destruction of Syria
TOPICS:Brandon TurbevilleMediaSyria
October 21, 2014
Anthony Freda Art
Brandon Turbeville
https://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/mainstream-journalist-reveals-agenda.html

It is well-known among informed observers and virtually anyone that has even the smallest shred of discernment that mainstream media outlets are nothing more than the mouthpieces for their respective governments, banks, and corporations. These outlets act as a clear propaganda machine drumming up the beat for war by the presentation of clever narratives, subtle falsehoods, and outright lies.

Such deceit relies on the trust of a beguiled public who simply cannot fathom the idea that they are being lied to on such a mass scale. Indeed, the secrecy of the true agenda is what gives propaganda its power. So it is very rare that mainstream outlets, their "journalists," or other major figures openly state the agenda that is behind their reporting and gives purpose to their every word.

But this is exactly what Robert Caruso of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast, The Jerusalem Post, and other mainstream outlets did in a fit of rage yesterday evening.

Caruso is well known (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-caruso/dont-reinvent-the-wheel-i_b_5871092.html) for his hardcore adherence (http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/219258-there-is-a-military-solution-for-everything) to the absurd notion that Bashar al-Assad is committing atrocities against the Syrian people, that there is such a thing as "moderate rebels," and that the U.S. and its NATO allies should arm terrorists and engage in military operations (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/24/why-drones-don-t-cut-it-in-syria.html) inside Syria.

The statements come after a Twitter fight erupted between himself and Mimi al-Laham, (aka SyrianGirl), a Syrian activist and geopolitical analyst who has been critical of the role the West has played in funding, directing, arming, and controlling terrorists for the purposes of destroying the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

The two traded barbs for some time. (https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/524479818193043456) During their back and forth, however, Caruso made the statement, "@Partisangirl I'm enjoying this conversation. I will enjoy your beloved Syria being torn apart with violence and Assad in exile even more.

Caruso's response, of course, was in no way out of character. Caruso has Tweeted similar ideas in the past:

Responding to a Twitter user in 2011, Caruso Tweeted:

Normally, the social media ravings of a hack journalist that writes for discredited media outlets would not draw attention. But Caruso's statements, befitting of a bloodthirsty warmonger, should be seen as illuminating of the general mode of thought that pervades mainstream outlets in regards to foreign wars and imperialism.

While generally hiding under the guise of a desire to "protect civilians" and "spread democracy," the true aims are the destruction of a secular government, displacement of a people, and the expansion of empire across the globe. While low-level worker bees like Caruso undoubtedly shill with pleasure for money, considering the wages paid by a number of these outlets, a soul can be bought for a relatively small amount of money these days.

Caruso himself is no stranger to murder and pillage. According to the Huffington Post,
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-caruso/

He served with a Joint Task Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the Department of State, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Robert is a veteran of the United States Navy and deployed to support Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Still, it is rare for mainstream propagandists to actually state their intentions so openly in a public forum. Such was the case when Anne Marie Slaughter (appropriately named) wrote an article (http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/anne-marie-slaughter-on-how-us-intervention-in-the-syrian-civil-war-would-alter-vladimir-putin-s-calculus-in-ukraine) in which she revealed how the spreading of Democracy and humanitarian concerns in Syria were only a cover for an attempt to confront Russia. The difference between Caruso and Slaughter, however, is that Slaughter's op-ed (https://www.activistpost.com/2014/06/isis-in-iraq-to-be-used-to-justify.html) was at least well thought and carefully crafted, not an emotional outburst.

Caruso soon after began Tweeting excuses regarding the reason his offensive Tweets were sent out. He appeared to claim that he was hacked but he also claimed that he was not hacked. (https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/caruso3.jpg) Much like his articles, however, there is no reason to take his claims of hacking seriously.

If Caruso and his employers wanted the Syrian people to suffer, then they have succeeded in their mission. Over 170,000 people have now been killed. Infrastructure has been devastated. Buffer Zones and No-Fly Zones are being considered and savage terrorists are now running rampant throughout most of the country. Robert Caruso, his colleagues, and the organizations that employ them can now sit back with satisfaction at their handiwork.

If the American people continue to remain confused and befuddled by the rather poorly constructed propaganda narratives portrayed by Western media outlets and their writers who cannot even contain their emotions on social media, then Syria will undoubtedly be destroyed for good and the United States will be dragged into yet another war for empire in the Middle East.

Caruso and his colleagues, of course, will have the blood of innocent Syrians and American servicemen and women on their hands.

If State Department agents like Anne Marie Slaughter, aided by people like Caruso, have their way, then the United States will eventually be granted its confrontation with Russia. If this ever happens, then those left to pick up the pieces of the developed world will be forced to suffer the humiliation of remembering that utter destruction was brought to them not by brave warriors but instead by international bankers, pencil pushers, and pathetic hipsters.

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New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'
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ISIS Conveniently Develops Air Force as NATO Seeks "No-Fly Zone" Over Syria
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Visiting Douma 'chemical attack' site: Witnesses recall how White Helmets shot the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaZRZo9FGQI
RT
Published on Apr 20, 2018
As more doubts are raised over videos purporting to show the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma... an RT crew visits places seen in the footage and speaks to eyewitnesses.
Check out http://rt.com
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

'Media used my son for their purposes': CNN's Amanpour challenged to go talk to 'Aleppo boy'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMLF-EI2ls
RT
Published on Jun 8, 2017
CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, who challenged the Russian foreign minister with a photo of 'Aleppo boy', should go and ask the child and his family for the real story behind the iconic picture, the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

'They gave dates & cookies to kids at Douma hospital' -- father of 'chem attack' victim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFaEG9vJT4
RT
Published on Apr 19, 2018
A correspondent from the Russia 24 TV channel claims to have found a Syrian boy seen in the White Helmets' footage, said to show the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack. READ MORE: on.rt.com/93lf
Check out http://rt.com
RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters: US escalation around the world 'desperately dangerous'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7jcvfbLoIA
RT
Published on Aug 11, 2017
Rock legend Roger Waters speaks to RT America in a wide-ranging interview. In addition to discussing President Donald Trump, ongoing tensions between the US and Russia, and the Israel lobby, Waters called out Radiohead's Thom Yorke for refusing to participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights

After visiting Douma, western media begin to question 'gas attack' narrative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igJz8FAxppc
RT
Published on Apr 18, 2018
More doubts have been raised over this footage filmed by the White Helmets group in a local hospital. The video claims to show the aftermath of the chemical attack. But RT Arabic visited that very hospital in Douma and talked with doctors and locals as well. They described what happened on the 7th of April, claiming they saw no toxic agents used there.
READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/93hh
After visiting Douma, western media begin to question 'gas attack' narrative
https://www.rt.com/news/424421-western-media-douma-attack-narrative/

'Bombing proves there's no solid case' -- analyst on alleged Douma chemical attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rgYLg5lBVA
RT
Published on Apr 27, 2018
Russia's envoy to the OPCW said it was crucial to avoid new false-flag attacks in Syria and that Moscow "won't allow" US military action there, as he described details of Russian findings on the site of the alleged Douma incident.

'Muddying the waters': BBC slams expert for questioning evidence of Douma attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSQ0IKjeLJw
RT
Published on Apr 18, 2018
The lack of concrete proof that the attack took place has been raised by some officials & academics. But such questions are often dismissed, for example, in the BBC interview.
READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/93h3
Western media cover tracks of Trump, May and Macron's war crime in Syria
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/424407-fisk-syria-media-strike-war/

Syrian voices muted by Western media for 7 years -- independent journo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXcKn9lKb1c
RT
Published on Apr 27, 2018
Local Syrian doctors have testified that they saw no patients with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of Douma. RT asked independent researcher Vanessa Beeley, who returned from Douma just days ago, about what she saw.

Hague OPCW Briefing Exposes US Lies, Nikki Haley Lies For Israel & Reopening The 9/11 Investigation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbigljiGkMA
Published on Apr 26, 2018
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours.

Israel's Massacres of Gaza Protesters Force Liberal Zionists to Face Oppressive Reality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBDAwrFwegU
TheRealNews
Published on Apr 26, 2018
As Natalie Portman refuses to attend an award ceremony in Israel, journalist Ali Abunimah says liberal Zionists are increasingly unable to ignore the brutal oppression of Palestinians.

Netherlands: 'Caught them red-handed' - Russian OPCW Rep. on US, UK and France [Saudi Arabia, Turkey are behind it, too] *EXCLUSIVE*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4VjL2KdCjo
Published on Apr 26, 2018
Russia's Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin said that provocations by US, UK and France is like playing with fire, speaking from The Hague on Thursday.
According to Shulgin "those who are staging this kind of provocation, they are playing with fire, it's very dangerous," and "we need to avoid this kind of confrontation."
Shulgin said that the alleged staging of the chemical attack is similar to the Nazis staging an attack in Gleiwitz radio station before starting WW II.
"Our president Vladimir Putin warned about some kind of provocation during his press conference after the meeting in Ankara and three days just three days after there was this attack," Shulgin said.
He went on to say that Russia has proven that the Syrian government hasn't committed any of the alleged crimes, and that Russia is doing its best to help settle the Syrian conflict and bring peace in Syria.
"We caught them red-handed, our western colleagues, because it's absolutely proven now they have been lying to themselves, to the world community," he said, adding that "there is absolutely no reason to be jubilant to rub our hands with satisfaction, no, the situation is very serious."
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Reporter in Damascus Exposes US, UK, French Government Lies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy0p_GL-Mkg
Sott Media
Published on Apr 16, 2018
OAN News reporter, Pearson Sharp, is currently in Syria and was there during the cruise missile attack by FUKUS. His report exposes the lies told by Western media that it is not possible to gain access to Syria, and that the Syrian people are being oppressed by a "brutal dictator". The vast majority of Syrians fully support their government and army and want nothing more than for the Western-backed terrorist "rebels" to leave the country and leave Syria in peace.

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU

ONE AMERICA NEWS GETS EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO UNDERGROUND MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL IN SYRIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9w8j-avq_0
One America News Network
Published on Apr 19, 2018
ONE AMERICA'S "PEARSON SHARP" HAS BEEN ON THE GROUND IN SYRIA FOR THE PAST WEEK.... WHERE HE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED CHEMICAL ATTACK IN DOUMA.
HE GOT A CHANCE TO VISIT AN UNDERGROUND MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL IN DOUMA... WHERE HE INTERVIEWED PATIENTS AND DOCTORS ABOUT THE ALLEGED ATTACK.
HERE'S HIS EXCLUSIVE REPORT.

OANN Pearson Sharp interviews Treka in Syria after US strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cruaAIZBCwg
Treka Zn
Published on Apr 19, 2018
Pearson Sharp from One American News Network interviews Syrian Comedian Treka in Damascus
Explaining everything you need to know about the Syrian war
and the US, UK, France Strike on Syria after the chemical attack allegation

The Two Sides Of The Syrian Crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kllKbRPuhnw
One America News Network
Published on Apr 19, 2018
Conflicting reports continue to pour out of Syria, as the international community demands answers.

Syrian Boy in White Helmets Video Reveals TRUTH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvDv7_B74Q
Published on Apr 19, 2018
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Syrian Boy in White Helmets Video Reveals TRUTH
OANN video: https://youtu.be/iD9C9koRmro

Report from Damascus: The Aftermath of American Aggression on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-iV1G4OT3g
Syriana Analysis
Published on Apr 14, 2018
American investigative journalist, Pearson Sharp reports from Damascus and confirms the ideas that Kevork Almassian mentioned during the live reporting on the American aggression on Syria.
US Attack on Syria (live report): https://youtu.be/Qy5O8_2M-EI

OAN'S PEARSON SHARP REFUTES MSM REPORTS OF ALLEGED SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD9C9koRmro
One America News Network
Published on Apr 18, 2018
THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST MEDIA REPORTS THAT SUGGEST ASSAD HAS PLANTED INFORMANTS TO DENY THE ALLEGED CHEMICAL ATTACK IN DOUMA.
ONE AMERICA'S PEARSON SHARP IS IN SYRIA AND HAS THIS EXCLUSIVE REPORT


Why does Russia support Syria's al-Assad?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0HP7Xd2rs
CaspianReport
Published on Sep 15, 2013
Why does Russia support Al Assad?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW0HP7Xd2rs
For months now Russia has been the main defender of Al-Assad. The country has put its international reputation at stake, and all this for Syria. So what drives Russia to confront the US. Why does Moscow care about Syria or Al-Assad? Well the truth is they really dont. Russia has no particular interests for Syria, and they dont care much for Al Assad either. The Russian naval facility in Syria and the weapons exports are only symbolic interests. In this report we explain how Putin's interests in Syria are indirectly related to Russia's backyard project - the Eurasian Union.

Syria: Boy in White Helmets FAKE Chemical Attack Video Reveals Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPGG3P14WWk
Sputnik
Published on Apr 19, 2018
An exclusive interview was released on April 18 with a boy, who participated in filming a fake video, as evidence of the false-flag chemical attack in Douma by the White Helmets.
READ MORE: https://sptnkne.ws/hrM3
WATCH Syrian Boy in White Helmets FAKE Chemical Attack Video Reveals Truth
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804181063698154-syrian-boy-reveals-truth-helmets/

Solid evidence Douma 'chemical attack' was staged -- Lavrov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKE6YKw5Y40
RT
Published on Apr 13, 2018
Russia says it has solid evidence that foreign intelligence agencies were involved in staging the alleged chemical attack in Syrian city of Douma.

Admiral Lord West Casts Doubt on Syria Attack Intelligence - BBC NEWS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foj29LIXpy4

SYRIAN COMEDIAN TREKA EXPOSES WHITE HELMETS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQUoGSzVbVU
vanessa beeley
Published on Nov 30, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/treka.officialpage/videos/vb.1565639397038545/1950585755210572/?type=2&theater

Video Proves medical group White Helmets Work for ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZmY9YDqsgU

The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vNwe7yKbwo
corbettreport
Published on Feb 9, 2018
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: corbettreport.com/whitehelmets
Contrary to what its multi-million dollar international PR campaign would have you believe, the "White Helmets" are not a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers that sprang spontaneously out of the Syrian soil. When you peel back the layers of foreign financing and reveal the foreign intelligence operatives and murky lobbying groups at the heart of the organization, what you find is that the White Helmets are, in fact, a propaganda construct.

The white helmets completely exposed by Treka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV75b-j2vIQ&list=RDwV75b-j2vIQ&start_radio=1
Treka Zn
Published on Dec 1, 2017
Treka the syrian comedian exposes the white helmets and mainstream media

The White Helmets - Syria - The Truth Will Shock You!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq2aGDXG350
Shaking My Head Productions
Published on Feb 27, 2018
YouTube: This video is not bullying, threatening, or harming anyone in any way. We are just showing what has been shown to us through the mainstream media, tv, movies and other outlets. This is only our opinion on what we see, nothing more.
White Helmets:
The White Helmets, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, is a volunteer organization that operates in parts of rebel-controlled Syria and in Turkey.
(Please do your own research on this very important topic to form your own opinion. Don't take my word, the news media, or the governments word for it. Find people on the ground that know the truth.) I feel that they are trying to get us to go to war with Syria, just like they did with Iraq after 9/11.
The U.S. Plan To Topple All 7 Countries On Trump's Refugee Ban List
According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
Gen. Wesley Clark * 7 countries in 5 years - https://youtu.be/Kd6vR1J0_6A
Department Press Briefing - February 22, 2018
Heather Nauert: I want to thank Elise. Last night, she had included me in seeing a documentary. I'm not supposed to encourage people to go see things or do some things, but I don't care. I'm going to break that rule, because I think it's just that important. A documentary last night called the "Last Men in Aleppo," and it was about the situation in Aleppo, Syria. And in there you saw the humanitarian disaster. You saw the selfless men who were leaving their families every day to go try to save those who were buried in the rubble or who had been victims of attacks. That situation is being replicated today in eastern Ghouta. We don't have to see this happen this way. Shine a spotlight on it. Let the world know exactly what is happening. We will back you in this. I will assist you in any way I can in helping you to shine a spotlight on this important issue.
Full: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2018/02/278763.htm
Why the Documentary White Helmets Is Pure Propaganda -
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/03/01/who-are-the-white-helmets-do-we-really-know-what-they-are-doing-in-syria/
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As an external media source, I really on you the viewers to help set the facts straight. What do you believe is really going on in Syria. Are they trying to get the U.S. citizens to support another war with another country? God bless everyone. Know Jesus. There will be wars and rumors of wars before the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. New videos are posted daily.
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The U.S. Plan To Topple All 7 Countries On Trump's Refugee Ban List
According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
Gen. Wesley Clark * 7 countries in 5 years - https://youtu.be/Kd6vR1J0_6A

General Wesley Clark: "We're going to take out 7 countries in 5 years" Wesley Clark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu98HPgkK5Q

Wesley Clark to Fox News Bimbo We use radical Islamists for [overthrowing countries]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-YGMWI7vY

Putin on the destruction of the Middle East -- Must watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy5F5nDuXYY

Wesley Clark - This Country was Taken Over by a Group of People
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzmW8c66UaI
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Wesley Clark 'The US is going to take out seven countries in five years'
http://www.wuc-news.com/2016/04/wesley-clark-us-is-going-to-take-out.html
Wesley Clark 10:57 AM
This was originally published in March 2007:
"We're going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran" -- General Wesley Clark. Retired 4-star U.S. Army general, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the 1999 War on Yugoslavia.

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Complete Transcript of Program, Democracy Now.
Today we spend the hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In 2004 he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He recently edited a series of books about famous U.S. generals including Dwight Eisenhower and Ulysses Grant -- both of whom became president after their military careers ended.

https://youtu.be/CEV2xDZnIbk

AMY GOODMAN: Today, an exclusive hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. He recently edited a series of books about famous US generals, including Dwight Eisenhower and Ulysses Grant, both of whom became president after their military careers ended.
On Tuesday, I interviewed Wesley Clark at the 92nd Street Y Cultural Center here in New York City before a live audience and asked him about his presidential ambitions.
AMY GOODMAN: What do you think of these generals who run for president?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I like them. It's happened before.
AMY GOODMAN: Will it happen again?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It might.
AMY GOODMAN: Later in the interview, I followed up on that question.
AMY GOODMAN: Will you announce for president?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I haven't said I won't.
AMY GOODMAN: What are you waiting for?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I'm waiting for several different preconditions, which I'm not at liberty to discuss. But I will tell you this: I think about it every single day.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, for the rest of the hour, we'll hear General Wesley Clark in his own words on the possibility of a US attack on Iran; the impeachment of President Bush; the use of cluster bombs; the bombing of Radio Television Serbia during the Kosovo War under his command; and much more. I interviewed General Clark on Tuesday at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
AMY GOODMAN: Now, let's talk about Iran. You have a whole website devoted to stopping war.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Www.stopiranwar.com.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you see a replay in what happened in the lead-up to the war with Iraq -- the allegations of the weapons of mass destruction, the media leaping onto the bandwagon?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, in a way. But, you know, history doesn't repeat itself exactly twice. What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn't be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran.
I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, "Sir, you've got to come in and talk to me a second." I said, "Well, you're too busy." He said, "No, no." He says, "We've made the decision we're going to war with Iraq." This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, "We're going to war with Iraq? Why?" He said, "I don't know." He said, "I guess they don't know what else to do." So I said, "Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?" He said, "No, no." He says, "There's nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq." He said, "I guess it's like we don't know what to do about terrorists, but we've got a good military and we can take down governments." And he said, "I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail."
So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, "Are we still going to war with Iraq?" And he said, "Oh, it's worse than that." He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, "I just got this down from upstairs" -- meaning the Secretary of Defense's office -- "today." And he said, "This is a memo that describes how we're going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran." I said, "Is it classified?" He said, "Yes, sir." I said, "Well, don't show it to me." And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, "You remember that?" He said, "Sir, I didn't show you that memo! I didn't show it to you!"
AMY GOODMAN: I'm sorry. What did you say his name was?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I'm not going to give you his name.
AMY GOODMAN: So, go through the countries again.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, starting with Iraq, then Syria and Lebanon, then Libya, then Somalia and Sudan, and back to Iran. So when you look at Iran, you say, "Is it a replay?" It's not exactly a replay. But here's the truth: that Iran, from the beginning, has seen that the presence of the United States in Iraq was a threat -- a blessing, because we took out Saddam Hussein and the Baathists. They couldn't handle them. We took care of it for them. But also a threat, because they knew that they were next on the hit list. And so, of course, they got engaged. They lost a million people during the war with Iraq, and they've got a long and unprotectable, unsecurable border. So it was in their vital interest to be deeply involved inside Iraq. They tolerated our attacks on the Baathists. They were happy we captured Saddam Hussein.
But they're building up their own network of influence, and to cement it, they occasionally give some military assistance and training and advice, either directly or indirectly, to both the insurgents and to the militias. And in that sense, it's not exactly parallel, because there has been, I believe, continuous Iranian engagement, some of it legitimate, some of it illegitimate. I mean, you can hardly fault Iran because they're offering to do eye operations for Iraqis who need medical attention. That's not an offense that you can go to war over, perhaps. But it is an effort to gain influence.
And the administration has stubbornly refused to talk with Iran about their perception, in part because they don't want to pay the price with their domestic -- our US domestic political base, the rightwing base, but also because they don't want to legitimate a government that they've been trying to overthrow. If you were Iran, you'd probably believe that you were mostly already at war with the United States anyway, since we've asserted that their government needs regime change, and we've asked congress to appropriate $75 million to do it, and we are supporting terrorist groups, apparently, who are infiltrating and blowing up things inside Iraq -- Iran. And if we're not doing it, let's put it this way: we're probably cognizant of it and encouraging it. So it's not surprising that we're moving to a point of confrontation and crisis with Iran.
My point on this is not that the Iranians are good guys -- they're not -- but that you shouldn't use force, except as a last, last, last resort. There is a military option, but it's a bad one.
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to get your response to Seymour Hersh's piece in The New Yorker to two key points this week, reporting the Pentagon's established a special planning group within the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to plan a bombing attack on Iran, that this is coming as the Bush administration and Saudi Arabia are pumping money for covert operations into many areas of the Middle East, including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, in an effort to strengthen Saudi-supported Sunni Islam groups and weaken Iranian-backed Shias -- some of the covert money has been given to jihadist groups in Lebanon with ties to al-Qaeda -- fighting the Shias by funding with Prince Bandar and then with US money not approved by Congress, funding the Sunnis connected to al-Qaeda.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I don't have any direct information to confirm it or deny it. It's certainly plausible. The Saudis have taken a more active role. You know, the Saudis have --
AMY GOODMAN: You were just in Saudi Arabia.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Hmm?
AMY GOODMAN: You just came back from Saudi Arabia.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. Well, the Saudis have basically recognized that they have an enormous stake in the outcome in Iraq, and they don't particularly trust the judgment of the United States in this area. We haven't exactly proved our competence in Iraq. So they're trying to take matters into their own hands.
The real danger is, and one of the reasons this is so complicated is because -- let's say we did follow the desires of some people who say, "Just pull out, and pull out now." Well, yeah. We could mechanically do that. It would be ugly, and it might take three or four months, but you could line up the battalions on the road one by one, and you could put the gunners in the Humvees and load and cock their weapons and shoot their way out of Iraq. You'd have a few roadside bombs. But if you line everybody up there won't be any roadside bombs. Maybe some sniping. You can fly helicopters over, do your air cover. You'd probably get safely out of there. But when you leave, the Saudis have got to find someone to fight the Shias. Who are they going to find? Al-Qaeda, because the groups of Sunnis who would be extremists and willing to fight would probably be the groups connected to al-Qaeda. So one of the weird inconsistencies in this is that were we to get out early, we'd be intensifying the threat against us of a super powerful Sunni extremist group, which was now legitimated by overt Saudi funding in an effort to hang onto a toehold inside Iraq and block Iranian expansionism.
AMY GOODMAN: And interestingly, today, John Negroponte has just become the number two man, resigning his post as National Intelligence Director to go to the State Department, Seymour Hersh says, because of his discomfort that the administration's covert actions in the Middle East so closely echo the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, and Negroponte was involved with that.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I'm sure there are a lot of reasons why John would go back to the State Department. John's a good -- he's a good man. But, you know, the question is, in government is, can you -- are you bigger than your job? Because if you're not bigger than your job, you get trapped by the pressures of events and processes into going along with actions that you know you shouldn't. And I don't know. I don't know why he left the National Intelligence Director's position. He started in the State Department. Maybe he's got a fondness to return and finish off his career in State.
AMY GOODMAN: Can you talk about -- do you know who the generals are, who are threatening to resign if the United States attacks Iran?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: No, I don't. No, I don't. And I don't want to know.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you agree with them?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I'll put it this way. On Labor Day weekend of 1994, when I was the J5 -- I was a three-star general. I was in the Pentagon. And it was a Saturday morning, and so I was in the office. Walt Kross was the director of the Joint Staff, and he was in the office. And I think it was either Howell Estes or Jack Sheehan who was the J3 at the time. The three of us -- I think it was Jack still on the job for the last couple of days. And the three of us were in Shalikashvili's office about 11:00 in the morning on a Saturday morning, and he had just come back from a White House meeting. And he was all fired up in the way that Shali could be. And he said, "So," he said, "we will see who will be the real soldiers this weekend! There's much work to be done! This operation on Haiti has to be completed! The planning must be done correctly, and it must be done this weekend! So we will see who are the real soldiers!"
Then the phone buzzed, and he got up from this little round table the four of us were sitting at to take the call from the White House. We started looking at each other. We said, "Gosh, I wonder where this came from." I mean, we were all getting ready to check out of the building in an hour or so. We had finished off the messages and paperwork. And we just usually got together because there was normally a crisis every Saturday anyway, and so we normally would come in for the Saturday morning crisis. And so, Shali came back, and so I said to him, I said, "Well, sir, we've been talking amongst ourselves, and we're happy to work all weekend to get all this done, but this is just a drill, right, on Haiti?"
He looked at me, and he said, "Wes," he said, "this is no drill." He said, "I'm not authorized to tell you this. But," he said "the decision has been made, and the United States will invade Haiti. The date is the 20th" -- I think it was this date -- "of the 20th of September. And the planning must be done, and it must be done now. And if any of you have reservations about this, this is the time to leave." So I looked at Jack, and I looked at Walt. They looked at me. I mean, we kind of shrugged our shoulders and said, "OK, if you want to invade Haiti, I mean, it's not illegal. It's not the country we'd most like to invade. The opposition there consists of five armored vehicles. But sure, I mean, if the President says to do it, yeah, we're not going resign over it." And so, we didn't resign. Nobody resigned.
But Shali was a very smart man. He knew. He knew he was bigger than his job, and he knew that you had to ask yourself the moral, legal and ethical questions first. And so, I'm encouraged by the fact that some of these generals have said this about Iran. They should be asking these questions first.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. He says he thinks about running for president again every day. We'll come back to my interview with him in a minute.
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AMY GOODMAN: We go back to my interview with General Wesley Clark.
AMY GOODMAN: What about the soldiers who are saying no to going to Iraq right now?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Iraq?
AMY GOODMAN: To going to Iraq. People like First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, first commissioned officer to say no to deploy. And they just declared a mistrial in his court-martial. He will face another court-martial in a few weeks. What do you think of these young men and women -- there are now thousands -- who are refusing? But, for example, Ehren Watada, who says he feels it's wrong. He feels it's illegal and immoral, and he doesn't want to lead men and women there.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think, you know, he's certainly made a personally courageous statement. And he'll pay with the consequences of it.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think he should have to go to jail for that?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think that you have to have an effective armed forces. And I think that it's not up to the men and women in the Armed Forces to choose where they'll go to war, because at the very time you need the Armed Forces the most is -- there will be a certain number of people who will see it the other way. And so, I support his right to refuse to go, and I support the government's effort to bring charges against him. This is the way the system works.
Now, the difference is, the case that I described with Shalikashvili is, we would have been given the chance to retire. We would have left our jobs. We might not have retired as three-star generals, because we hadn't done our duty. But we weren't in the same circumstance that he is, so there wasn't necessarily going to be charges brought against us.
But an armed forces has to have discipline. It's a voluntary organization to join. But it's not voluntary unless it's illegal. And you can bring -- the trouble with Iraq is it's not illegal. It was authorized by the United States Congress. It was authorized by the United Nations Security Council resolution. It's an illegitimate war, but not an illegal war.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think it's wrong?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It's wrong to fight in Iraq? Well, I think it's a mistake. I think it's a bad strategy. I think it's brought us a lot of grief, and it will bring us a lot more grief. I think it's been a tremendous distraction from the war on terror, a diversion of resources, and it's reinforced our enemies. But on the other hand, his case is a moral case, not a legal case. And if you're going to be a conscientious objector morally like this, then what makes it commendable is that you'll take your stand on principle and pay the price. If there's no price to be paid for it, then the courage of your act isn't self-evident. So he's taken a very personally courageous stand. But on the other hand, you have to also appreciate the fact that the Armed Forces has to be able to function.
So, you know, in World War I in France, there were a series of terribly misplaced offensives, and they brought -- they failed again and again and again. The French took incredible losses. And these were conscript armies. And after one of these failures, a group of thousands of soldiers simply said, "We're not doing this again. It's wrong." You know what the French did? They did what they call decimation. They lined up the troops. They took every tenth soldier, and they shot them. Now, the general who ordered that, he suffered some severe repercussions, personally, morally, but after that the soldiers in France didn't disobey. Had the army disintegrated at that point, Germany would have occupied France. So when you're dealing with the use of force, there is an element of compulsion in the Armed Forces.
AMY GOODMAN: But if the politicians will not stop it -- as you pointed out, the Democrats joined with the Republicans in authorizing the war -- then it's quite significant, I think, that you, as a general, are saying that this man has taken a courageous act. Then it's up to the people who are being sent to go to say no.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. But the courage that we need is not his courage. We need the courage of the leaders in the United States government: the generals who could affect the policy, the people in Congress who could force the President to change his strategy. That's the current -- that's the courage that's needed.
AMY GOODMAN: And how could they do that?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, you start with a non-binding resolution in the United States Congress, and you build your momentum from there. And you keep hammering it. The Congress has three principal powers. It has the power to appoint, power to investigate, power to fund. And you go after all three. On all three fronts, you find out what the President needs, until he takes it seriously. I think it's a difficult maneuver to use a scalpel and say, "Well, we're going to support funding, but we're not going to support funding for the surge," because that's requiring a degree of micro-management that Congress can't do.
But you can certainly put enough squeeze on the President that he finally calls in the leaders of the Congress and says, "OK, OK, what's it going to take? I've got to get my White House budget passed. I've got to get thirty judges, federal judges, confirmed. I've got to get these federal prosecutors -- you know, the ones that I caused to resign so I could handle it -- they've got to get replacements in place. What do I have to do to get some support here?" I mean, it could be done. It's hard bare-knuckle government.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think Congress should stop funding the war?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I think Congress should take a strong stand to get the strategy changed. I don't think that if you cut off funding for the war, it's in the -- right now that's not in the United States' interest. What is in the United States' interest is to change the strategy in the war. You cannot succeed by simply stopping the funding and saying, "You've got six months to get the Americans out." That's not going to end the misery in Iraq. It's not going to restore the lives that have been lost. And it's not going to give us the power in the region to prevent later threats.
What we do have to do is have a strategy that uses all the elements of America's power: diplomatic, economic, legal and military. I would send a high-level diplomatic team into the region right now. I'd have no-holds-barred and no-preconditioned discussion with Iran and Syria. And I would let it be known that I've got in my bag all the tricks, including putting another 50,000 troops in Iraq and pulling all 150,000 troops out. And we're going to reach an agreement on a statement of principles that brings stability and peace and order to the region. So let's just sit down and start doing it. Now, that could be done with the right administrative leadership. It just hasn't been done.
You know, think of it this way. You're on a ship crossing the Atlantic. It's a new ship. And it's at night. And you're looking out ahead of the ship, and you notice that there's a part of the horizon. It's a beautiful, starry night, except that there's a part of the horizon, a sort of a regular hump out there where there are no stars visible. And you notice, as the ship plows through the water at thirty knots, that this area where there are no stars is getting larger. And finally, it hits you that there must be something out there that's blocking the starlight, like an iceberg. So you run to the captain. And you say, "Captain, captain, there's an iceberg, and we're driving right toward it." And he says, "Look, I can't be bothered with the iceberg right now. We're having an argument about the number of deck chairs on the fore deck versus the aft deck." And you say, "But you're going to hit an iceberg." He says, "I'm sorry. Get out of here." So you go to the first officer, and he says, "I'm fighting with the captain on the number of deck chairs."
You know, we're approaching an iceberg in the Middle East in our policy, and we've got Congress and the United States -- and the President of the United States fighting over troop strength in Iraq. It's the wrong issue. The issue is the strategy, not the troop strength.
AMY GOODMAN: General Clark, do you think Guantanamo Bay should be closed?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Absolutely.
AMY GOODMAN: If Congress cut off funds for the prison there, it would be closed. Should they?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think the first thing Congress should do is repeal the Military Commissions Act. I'm very disturbed that a number of people who are looking at the highest office in the land have supported an act which advertently or inadvertently authorizes the admission into evidence of information gained through torture. That's not the America that I believe in. And the America that I believe in doesn't detain people indefinitely without charges. So I'd start with the Military Commissions Act.
Then I'd get our NATO allies into the act. They've said they don't like Guantanamo either. So I'd like to create an international tribunal, not a kangaroo court of military commissions. And let's go back through the evidence. And let's lay it out. Who are these people that have been held down there? And what have they been held for? And which ones can be released? And which ones should be tried in court and convicted?
You see, essentially, you cannot win the war on terror by military force. It is first and foremost a battle of ideas. It is secondly a law enforcement effort and a cooperative effort among nations. And only as a last resort do you use military force. This president has distorted the capabilities of the United States Armed Forces. He's used our men and women in uniform improperly in Guantanamo and engaged in actions that I think are totally against the Uniform Code of Military Justice and against what we stand for as the American people.
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think that President Bush should be impeached?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think we ought to do first thing's first, which is, we really need to understand and finish the job that Congress started with respect to the Iraq war investigation. Do you remember that there was going to be a study released by the Senate, that the senator from Iowa or from Kansas who was the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee was going to do this study to determine whether the administration had, in fact, misused the intelligence information to mislead us into the war with Iraq? Well, I've never seen that study. I'd like to know where that study is. I'd like to know why we've spent three years investigating Scooter Libby, when we should have been investigating why this country went to war in Iraq.
AMY GOODMAN: The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a complaint against Donald Rumsfeld, General Miller and others in a German court, because they have universal jurisdiction. Do you think that Donald Rumsfeld should be tried for war crimes?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I'd like to see what the evidence is against Rumsfeld. I do know this, that there was a lot of pressure put on the men and women in uniform to come up with intelligence. I remember -- I think it was either General Sanchez or General Abizaid, who stated that we don't need more troops -- this is the fall of 2003 -- we just need better information. Well, to me, that was immediate code words that we were really trying to soak these people for information.
And it's only a short step from there to all the kinds of mistreatment that occur at places like Abu Ghraib. So we know that Al Gonzales wrote a couple of really -- or authored, or his people authored and he approved, a couple of outrageous memos that attempted to define torture as deliberately inflicted pain, the equivalent of the loss of a major bodily organ or limb, which is -- it's not an adequate definition of torture. And we know that he authorized, to some degree, some coercive methods, which we have -- and we know President Bush himself accepted implicitly in a signing statement to a 2005 act on military detainees that he would use whatever methods were appropriate or necessary. So there's been some official condoning of these actions.
I think it's a violation of international law and a violation of American law and a violation of the principles of good government in America. There have always been evidences of mistreatment of prisoners. Every army has probably done it in history. But our country hasn't ever done it as a matter of deliberate policy. George Washington told his soldiers, when they captured the Hessians and the men wanted to run them through, because the Hessians were brutal and ruthless, he said, "No, treat them well." He said, "They'll join our side." And many of them did. It was a smart policy, not only the right thing to do, but a smart policy to treat the enemy well. We've made countless enemies in that part of the world by the way we've treated people and disregarded them. It's bad, bad policy.
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask -- you're a FOX News contributor now?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Oh, at least.
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you what you think of the dean of West Point, Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, together with a military interrogator named Tony Lagouranis and the group Human Rights First, going to the heads of the program 24, very popular hit show on FOX, to tell them that what they're doing on this program, glorifying torture, is inspiring young men and women to go to Iraq and torture soldiers there, and to stop it?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: And not only that, but it doesn't work. Yeah, Pat Finnegan is one of my heroes.
AMY GOODMAN: So what do you think about that?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I think it's great.
AMY GOODMAN: And have you been involved in the conversation internally at FOX, which runs 24, to stop it?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, as far as I know, they actually put out a call to all the writers in Hollywood. My son's a writer, and he was one of them who got a call. They were all told: stop talking about torture. It doesn't work. So I think it was an effective move by Pat Finnegan.
AMY GOODMAN: So you support it?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Absolutely.
AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. I'm interviewing him at the 92nd Street Y. We're going to come back to the conclusion of that interview in a minute.
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AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark recently edited a series of books about famous US generals: Grant, LeMay, Patton and Eisenhower. When I interviewed him at the 92nd Street Y, I asked him a question about the presidency of General Dwight Eisenhower
AMY GOODMAN: 1953 was also a seminal date for today, and that was when Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of Teddy Roosevelt, went to Iran and led a coup against Mohammed Mossadegh under Eisenhower.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: People make mistakes. And one of the mistakes that the United States consistently made was that it could intervene and somehow adjust people's governments, especially in the Middle East. I don't know why we felt that -- you can understand Latin America, because Latin America was always an area in which people would come to the United States, say, "You've got to help us down there. These are banditos, and they don't know anything. And, you know, they don't have a government. Just intervene and save our property." And the United States did it a lot in the '20s. Of course, Eisenhower was part of that culture. He had seen it.
But in the Middle East, we had never been there. We established a relationship during World War II, of course, to keep the Germans out of Iran. And so, the Soviets and the Brits put an Allied mission together. At the end of World War II, the Soviets didn't want to withdraw, and Truman called their bluff in the United Nations. And Eisenhower knew all of this. And Iran somehow became incorporated into the American defense perimeter. And so, his view would have been, we couldn't allow a communist to take over.
AMY GOODMAN: But wasn't it more about British Petroleum?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Oh, it's always -- there are always interests. The truth is, about the Middle East is, had there been no oil there, it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa. The problem is the opposite. We keep asking for people to intervene and stop it. There's no question that the presence of petroleum throughout the region has sparked great power involvement. Whether that was the specific motivation for the coup or not, I can't tell you. But there was definitely -- there's always been this attitude that somehow we could intervene and use force in the region. I mean, that was true with -- I mean, imagine us arming and creating the Mujahideen to keep the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Why would we think we could do that? But we did. And, you know, my lesson on it is, whenever you use force, there are unintended consequences, so you should use force as a last resort. Whether it's overt or covert, you pay enormous consequences for using force.
AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to ask you about what you think of the response to Jimmy Carter's book, Peace, Not Apartheid.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I'm sorry to say I haven't read the book. And it's one of the things I've been meaning to read, and I just haven't. I will tell you this, that we're in a very, very difficult position in Israel. I say "we," because every American president has committed to the protection and survival of the state of Israel. And I think that's right. And I certainly feel that way, and I'm a very strong supporter of Israel.
But somehow we've got to move off top dead center in terms of these discussions with the Palestinians. And this administration has failed to lead. They came into office basically determined not to do anything that Bill Clinton did. I think that was the basic guideline. And so, they have allowed unremitting violence between Israel and the Palestinians with hardly an effort to stop that through US leadership. And now, it's almost too late. So Condi was over there the other day, and she didn't achieve what she wanted to achieve, and people want to blame the Saudis. But at least the Saudis tried to do something at Mecca by putting together a unity government. So I fault the administration.
Jimmy Carter has taken a lot of heat from people. I don't know exactly what he said in the book. But people are very sensitive about Israel in this country. And I understand that. A lot of my friends have explained it to me and have explained to me the psychology of people who were in this country and saw what was happening in World War II, and maybe they didn't feel like they spoke out strongly enough, soon enough, to stop it. And it's not going to happen again.
AMY GOODMAN: General Clark, I wanted to ask you a tough question about journalists.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, now, that would be the first tough question you've asked me tonight.
AMY GOODMAN: There are more than a hundred journalists and media workers in Iraq who have died. And particularly hard hit are Arab journalists. I mean, you had Tariq Ayoub, the Al Jazeera reporter, who died on the roof of Al Jazeera when the US military shelled Al Jazeera, then went on to shell the Palestine Hotel and killed two reporters, a Reuters cameraman and one from Telecinco in Spain named Jose Couso. Many Arab journalists feel like they have been targeted, the idea of shooting the messenger. But this tough question goes back to your being Supreme Allied Commander in Yugoslavia and the bombing of Radio Television Serbia. Do you regret that that happened, that you did that?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: No, I don't regret that at all. That was part of the Serb command and control network. And not only that, I was asked to take out that television by a lot of important political leaders. And before I took it out, I twice warned the Serbs we were going to take it out. We stopped, at one news conference in the Pentagon, we planted the question to get the attention of the Serbs, that we were going to target Serb Radio and Television.
AMY GOODMAN: RTS.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah. And that night, in fact, Milosevic got the warning, because he summoned all the foreign journalists to come to a special mandatory party at RTS that night. But we weren't bombing that night. We put the word out twice before we actually I did it.
AMY GOODMAN: You told CNN, which was also there, to leave?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I told -- I used -- I think I used CNN to plant the story and to leak it at the Pentagon press conference. But we didn't tell anyone specifically to leave. What we told them was it's now a target. And it was Milosevic who determined that he would keep people there in the middle of the night just so there would be someone killed if we struck it. So we struck it during the hours where there were not supposed to be anybody there.
AMY GOODMAN: But you killed civilians.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Six people died.
AMY GOODMAN: I think sixteen. But I think it's the media -- it's the beauticians, the technicians. It was a civilian target.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Yeah, they were ordered to stay there by Milosevic. Yeah.
AMY GOODMAN: But it was a civilian target.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: It was not a civilian target. It was a military target. It was part of the Serb command and control network
AMY GOODMAN: What do you think of Amnesty International calling it a war crime?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, I think it was investigated by the International Criminal Tribunal in Yugoslavia and found to be a legitimate target. So I think it's perfectly alright for Amnesty International to have their say, but everything we did was approved by lawyers, and every target was blessed. We would not have committed a war crime.
AMY GOODMAN: Upon reflection now and knowing who died there, the young people, the people who worked for RTS, who -- as you said, if Milosevic wanted people to stay there, they were just following orders.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, it was a tragedy. But I'll tell you something. If you want to talk about tragedies, how about this one? We bombed what we thought was a Serb police station in Kosovo. We saw the Serb vehicles. We flew unmanned aerial vehicles over it. And we did everything we could to identify it. And we found that there were Serb police vehicles parked there at night, so we sent an F-16 in, dropped two 500-pound laser-guided bombs and took it out. We killed eighty Albanians who had been imprisoned by the Serbs there. They were trying to escape, and the Serbs locked them up in this farmhouse and surrounded them with vehicles. So, I regret every single innocent person who died, and I prayed every night that there wouldn't be any innocent people who died. But this is why I say you must use force only as a last resort.
I told this story to the high school kids earlier, but it bears repeating, I guess. We had a malfunction with a cluster bomb unit, and a couple of grenades fell on a schoolyard, and some, I think three, schoolchildren were killed in Nish. And two weeks later, I got a letter from a Serb grandfather. He said, "You've killed my granddaughter." He said, "I hate you for this, and I'll kill you." And I got this in the middle of the war. And it made me very, very sad. We certainly never wanted to do anything like that. But in war, accidents happen. And that's why you shouldn't undertake military operations unless every other alternative has been exhausted, because innocent people do die. And I think the United States military was as humane and careful as it possibly could have been in the Kosovo campaign. But still, civilians died. And I'll always regret that. [The US bombed Christians and Christian churches in support of muslims there.]
AMY GOODMAN: Do you think cluster bombs should be banned?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: You know, we used, I think 1,400-plus cluster bombs. And there's a time when you have to use cluster bombs: when they're the most appropriate and humane weapon. But I think you have to control the use very carefully. And I think we did in Yugoslavia.
AMY GOODMAN: Right now, the US has rejected an international call to ban the use of cluster bombs. On Friday, forty-six countries were in Oslo to develop a new international treaty to ban the use of cluster munitions by -- I think it's 2008. Would you support that?
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, you know, people who are against war often make the case by trying to attack the weapons of war and stripping away the legitimacy of those weapons. I've participated in some of that. I'd like to get rid of landmines. I did participate in getting rid of laser blinding weapons. And I was part of the team that put together the agreement that got rid of laser blinding weapons. I'd like to get rid of nuclear weapons. But I can't agree with those who say that force has no place in international affairs. It simply does for this country. And I would like to work to make it so that it doesn't. But the truth is, for now it does. And so, I can't go against giving our men and women in uniform the appropriate weapons they need to fight, to fight effectively to succeed on the battlefield, and to minimize their own casualties.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, we'll have to leave it there. I thank you very much, General Wesley Clark.
GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you.

AMY GOODMAN: General Wesley Clark. I interviewed him at the 92nd Street Y, the cultural center here in New York, on the publication of the Great General Series, on Grant, LeMay, Patton and Eisenhower.

Source:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166
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Vanessa Beeley Exposes the White Helmets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQL3rX6xWRg
Corbett Report Extras
Published on Feb 7, 2018
For the past two years, Vanessa Beeley has been doing on-the-ground reporting in Syria exposing the lies of the NATO powers and their terrorist proxies. Her work on the White Helmets in particular has drawn the ire of the warmongers and their media mouthpieces. Today we talk to Beeley about the true nature of the White Helmets and the well-funded PR campaign that seeks to defend them.

MEDIA ON TRIAL - VANESSA BEELEY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQFUA5Zf7U
Frome Stop War
Published on Jul 20, 2017
PRESENTED BY https://www.facebook.com/groups/fstwc/
One former UK Ambassador, three international investigative journalists and two leading professors discuss misreporting, misinformation and deliberate propaganda disseminated by the mainstream media at times of international conflict, and military intervention. The demonisation of one non-aligned leader after another, setting the stage for public consent for regime change has been part and parcel of establishment and corporate media's agenda this century. While sidelining independent research and refusing to independently verify its own reporting the mainstream has become obsessed with 'fake news' - So who is spreading 'fake news'? What effect has fake news and propaganda had? Should we make the media accountable for its actions? These questions and more are discussed by our expert panel in an event organised by Frome Stop War and supported by Bristol Against Imperialism, entitled 'Media on Trial'.

The Truth About Yemen - With Vanessa Beeley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBN-61G_U8Y
RonPaulLibertyReport
Streamed live on Aug 17, 2017
More than two years after a Saudi-led coalition began attacking Yemen, the country is a wasteland. Thousands of airstrikes, scores of children killed, epidemics, misery. Who's really responsible and what can be done?
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CNN heavily redacts RT host's interview
RT America
Published on Nov 24, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhOfwGN11oY
A discussion between CNN's Christiane Amanpour and RT's Anissa Naouai degraded into a tense back and forth on Friday, resulting in Naouai's criticisms of CNN and its coverage of international affairs being cut from the finalized interview that was broadcast. After repeated questions which, according to Naouai, implied her impartiality was lacking, the RT host responded by questioning Amanpour's own impartiality and potential conflicts of interest when it comes to US military interventions. These comments never made it on air. RT's Ben Swann speaks to Naouai herself for a reaction.

What the Media Won't Tell You about Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alATb7oLRbo

The Truth About Pipeline Politics in the Syrian Proxy War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMCs2XlDRE

Ex-IDF head: Israelis & Palestinians need to give up dreams of getting rid of each other (SophieCo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lUNaES_4xg
RT
Published on Apr 27, 2018
Israeli Air Force strikes in Syria are getting bolder -- targeting Iranian military installations in the country. Will Israeli actions provoke an all-out conflict in the Middle East? We talk to Lieutenant-General Benjamin Gantz, the 20th Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces.
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Syrian War -- How America Shot Itself in the Foot
TOPICS:Chris KanthanForeign PolicyMiddle EastMilitarySyria
October 12, 2017
By Chris Kanthan
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/syrian-war-how-america-shot-itself-in-the-foot.html

Total fiasco. That's a quick way to characterize the US adventure in Syria in the last six years. The proxy war not only failed to accomplish its goal -- removal of Assad -- it tremendously weakened the US in the Middle East, strengthened its adversaries, and soured its relations with many allies. If it were a movie, America's recent Mideast policy would be called, How to Lose a Region in 6 Years; and if it were a book, it would be titled, How to Win Enemies and Lose Influence. To make things worse, globalists have refused to acknowledge their mistakes and are now doubling down on their failed policies.

Let's start with the claims of all the great pundits, military experts and politicians who have been consistently wrong since 2011.

Assad must go; Assad will be gone soon
Syrians will rise up against Assad
Soldiers from the Syrian Army will desert in masses and overthrow Assad
Ok, Syrians couldn't do it, but surely Al Qaeda will bring down Assad
Al Qaeda couldn't do it, but ISIS will definitely finish the job
The (good) terrorists will win if they just got more guns and anti-tank missiles
Let's spend a few more billions of dollars on training and arming the rebels. Victory is near!
Russia will never intervene!
Russia will lose Crimea and access to the Black Sea!
Russia's economy is about to collapse because of our sanctions and low oil prices (which we might have rigged)!
Syria will become Russia's Afghanistan!

Humiliating Defeat in Syria

Every one of their predictions and tactics failed. How about their eventual goals behind the Syrian war? Break up Syria into ethnic regions -- including an extremist Sunni region controlled by Saudi Arabia, build a Qatar oil/gas pipeline thru Syria to Europe, let Israel drill oil in Golan Heights, and kick Russia's naval base out of Syria. All those geopolitical goals were blown to smithereens.

Not only did they fail in everything, they made things worse. Syria used to be quite pro-West. Before the war, Assad would visit France and the UK, and U.S. leaders such as Nancy Pelosi and Jimmy Carter have visited Syria. But, from now on, Syria will treat the U.S. as public enemy #1 for the foreseeable future.

Russia had only mild influence in Syria before. However, now, Russia's missile defense systems and military/naval bases have been firmly established in Syria. Basically, the war gave Russians what they could only dream of before.

Iran & Hezbollah

Similarly, their strategy to contain Iran worked precisely the other way. In their paranoia, Saudi Arabia and Israel thought they could preemptively stop the so-called Shiite Crescent -- contiguous areas of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Instead, Iran's para-military forces and Hezbollah's fierce fighters saved Syria from ISIS and Al Qaeda. Thus, Iran and Hezbollah are now adored as heroes in Syria.

Regarding Iran, the US policy has also been schizophrenic. Obama's lifting of sanctions and the nuclear deal have been followed by intense animosity and saber rattling. Even though Iran has been sticking to its promises, Neocons and the pro-Israeli crowd in Washington are still itching for a war with Iran.

Iraq

If you thought, "Okay, at least they didn't screw up Iraq," you'd be too optimistic. After the Al Qaeda-ISIS plan failed, Israel is now supporting the formation of Kurdistan -- essentially the breakup of Iraq. In fact, the Kurds' eventual goal is to form a large Kurdistan that would encompass lands from Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Thus, thanks to Israel, Iraq is aligning itself with Iran and Turkey, and moving away from the US. Iraqi leaders are also flying to Moscow and forging deals with Putin.
https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-iraq-putin-maliki-meeting-petersburg/28637497.html

Turkey

One of the most important Islamic countries in that region is Turkey. It's also a NATO member that hosts a strategic NATO military base. For five years it colluded with America and other allies in the proxy war against Syria. Then, in 2016, the CIA pulled a fast one and attempted a military coup to overthrow Erdogan. Embarrassingly, the coup failed. Hence it's no surprise that Erdogan flipped 180 degrees and has been warming up to Russia.

Erdogan has quickly signed many deals with Putin, including Russian pipelines through Black Sea, a Russian nuclear power plant in Turkey, and Russia's famous S-400 missile defense systems. (Unlike the American systems, the S-400 will shoot down US missiles and planes). Erdogan has visited Tehran (Iran's capital) and received Putin in Turkey in the last year, and has made it quite clear that he's not firmly in the US sphere of influence anymore.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/erdogan-tehran-economy-150407082205187.html

To make things worse, the Turkey-US relations are deteriorating every day. Just this week, Turkey arrested an employee at the US consulate in Istanbul, after accusing him of being a spy who participated in the coup last year. This has led to both countries suspending visa services in their consulates.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Turkey-says-doesn-t-need-US-permission-to-12265802.php

Turkey is also working out military and economic deals with Iran. Those two have even agreed to forego the US dollar and conduct their trades in local currencies.
https://www.rt.com/business/406251-iran-turkey-trade-currencies/

As I explain in my book, Syria -- War of Deception, the US needs Turkey for numerous geopolitical reasons, including gaining influence in Central Asia to slow down China's rising power.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/747104

Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Not content with this chaos, globalists have also managed to engineer a conflict between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, both hosts of large US military bases. Having your friends fight against each other weakens your alliance -- this is Geopolitics 101. Right after Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, the Saudis initiated a land/air blockade of Qatar. Guess who's been providing food and other essentials to Qatar for the last few months? Iran and Turkey.

Qatar has also been bonding with Russia and China. It bought 16% of Russia's oil giant (Rosneft) and then sold it to China. (http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/China-Purchases-14-Of-Rosneft-From-Qatar.html) Qatar is also conducting a lot of business with China in Yuan, (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/26/reuters-america-chinas-icbc-doha-clears-more-than-86-bln-in-yuan-transactions.html) foregoing the almighty US dollar. Thus you can add Qatar to another US ally who has learned to share their loyalty with the enemies of the US.

If all of that sound bad, Saudi Arabia's King made a historic visit to Russia in October and signed several deals with Putin to stabilize oil price and purchase Russia's missile defense system. This is amazing for many reasons. Saudi Arabia and Russia have been bitter enemies for decades. The Saudis funded the Mujahideen in Afghanistan that defeated the USSR; then they funded Islamic terrorists in Chechnya that caused enormous problems and humiliation for Russia in the 1990s; and the Saudis funded Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria. Saudi Arabia is also an American vassal state that plays a key role in the maintenance of petrodollar. If Saudi Arabia decides to sell oil in other currencies or gold, the US dollar would be decimated. Given all that and Russia's alliance with Iran (Saudi's nemesis), one can see how monumental the new Saudi-Russia partnership is.

Conclusion

The US foreign policy worked well in the era of Cold War when alliances were binary and US allies had nowhere to go. However, the Syrian war revealed that the US is not the only sheriff in town -- Russia and China are playing lead roles in global geopolitics. The US needs to learn the art of diplomacy. Instead of spending a lot of time constantly demonizing and threatening other countries, the US foreign policy must focus on quietly working out deals behind the scenes. Finally, the US must accept a multipolar world where other nations are treated as partners and not as vassal states.

Chris Kanthan is the author of a new book, Syria -- War of Deception. It's available in a condensed as well as a longer version. Chris lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, has traveled to 35 countries, and writes about world affairs, politics, economy and health. His other book is Deconstructing Monsanto.
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Iran Protests Through The Prism Of Geopolitics
TOPICS:Chris KanthanForeign PolicyGlobalist AgendaIranProtest
January 3, 2018
By Chris Kanthan
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/01/iran-protests-prism-geopolitics.html

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/middle-east-chessboard-21st-century-wire-1024x581-1-1024x581-1024x581.jpg

What's happening in Iran? Are the protests genuinely spontaneous? Are the grievances authentic and deep-rooted? Or is it a drama created by covert, regime-change puppeteers? And what are the geopolitical implications of the success or failure of these events?

The main purported reason is a failing economy, but some of the protesters are even calling for the end of Islamic Republic.

Undoubtedly, the college-educated, Iranian Middle Class wants to get rid of Sharia Law. After all, Iran was quite secular before 1979.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-1.png

However, the narrative about the economy makes no sense. Iran's economy has been booming for the last two years since the US/EU sanctions were removed. If there was an ideal time for an economic uprising, it would have been between 2012 and 2015. Below is a picture of real GDP growth (https://knoema.com/atlas/Iran/Real-GDP-growth) in the last seven years:

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-2.png

As for high unemployment, it's caused by U.S. sanctions that decimated Iran's exports; and the high inflation is a result Wall Street's war on Iran's currency (Rial). In 2012, Obama also cut off Iran from the world banking system (SWIFT) and froze $100 billion of Iran's foreign exchange reserves.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-3.png

However, Iran has managed to thrive by developing new relations and striking lucrative economic deals with many countries.

China has agreed to invest $25 billion in various projects within Iran
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/01/asia-pacific/chinas-investments-iran-surge-coming-western-nations-flounder/

Qatar is partnering with Iran on the largest natural gas field on earth

Russia has agreed to build a 1200-km gas pipeline from Iran to India; and Russia is working with Iran on linking their banking systems (which means freedom from international bankers)
https://www.rt.com/business/408432-gazprom-iran-india-gas-pipe/
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/26/546845/Iran-Russia-moving-closer-to-integrating-banking-systems

Iran is poised to join EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/iran-joins-eaeu-45-years-us-foreign-policy-down-drain) and the powerful SCO (Shanghai Co-op Org) in early 2018, and so on.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Cooperation_Organisation

In foreign affairs, Iran won the Syrian war, defeated ISIS, and successfully negotiated the nuclear deal (JCPOA) with Obama. Even mainstream US media has declared that Iran is the new superpower in the Middle East.
http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-new-superpower-middle-east-2017-12

Thus, in domestic and foreign affairs, there are plenty of reasons for Iranians to be hopeful and proud.

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What's Next? The CIA and Israeli agencies have been openly planning regime change operations against Iran for the last year. (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/world/middleeast/cia-iran-dark-prince-michael-dandrea.html) All the current events are just replays, if you remember the sequence of events in 2011 in Libya and Syria.

Things are escalating rapidly, protesters are turning violent, and terrorist attacks are aimed at crippling the economy. There are videos of protesters burning police stations (https://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Eng/status/947189876402917377) and attacking government buildings and throwing grenades. (https://twitter.com/farnazfassihi/status/948255721484939267) Sunni jihadists -- favorite proxy soldiers of globalists -- blew up oil pipelines on the third day of protests. (http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/12/30/sunni-jihadists-claim-blew-up-iran-oil-pipeline.html) The next couple of weeks will determine the fate of this attempted coup.

Geopolitical Importance of Iran: There are numerous reasons why Iran is geopolitically pivotal. To start with, Iran has the 4th largest oil reserves in the world (https://www.ft.com/content/92402244-2975-11e5-8613-e7aedbb7bdb7) and also shares the largest natural gas reserves with Qatar. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northfield-qatar/factbox-qatar-iran-share-worlds-biggest-gas-field-idUSTRE66P1VV20100726) A sanction-free Iran will be a serious competitor to Saudi and US oil/gas corporations.

Second, the Persian Gulf is the conduit for 40% of all oil tankers in the world. A war with Iran has the potential to devastate the world economy.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-4.jpg

Then there's the Shiite Crescent that comprises of four contiguous countries: Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon. (Oh, translate Lebanon into Hezbollah). Two countries who fear this reality are Saudi Arabia and Israel. And the failure of Neocons to conquer Syria after six years of proxy wars has only reinforced the urgency to neutralize Iran, which plays a major role in defending Assad.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-5.jpg

Geographically, Iran is the link between the Middle East on one side and the Caucasus, Central Asia and South Asia on the other side.

With a large, well-educated middle class population and massive reserves of oil/gas, Iran has the potential to become a powerful economy and a dominant nation, if given a chance. It has been isolated for 38 years and is ready to sprint. That's where Russia and China come in.

Iran-Russia-China Alliance: Labeled as revisionist powers (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42401170) by the Trump administration, Russia and China are working to empower Iran and win the Eurasian game.

For Russia, a friendly Iran means more influence in the Middle East and a secure Russian military base in Syria. Putin has also brought Turkey and Iran together, both of whom are now customers of Russian weapons and missile defense systems.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-6.jpg

For China, Iran is a key component of the new Silk Road, as freight trains from China go through Iran to various destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Iran is also willing to forego the U.S. dollar and accept Chinese Yuan for its oil. China can use this to force Saudi Arabia and other countries to do the same, which will help Yuan (Renminbi) transform into a global reserve currency. This is a nightmare situation for petrodollar, Wall Street, and the US government.

Silk Road
https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-7.jpg

With Iran in its pocket, China's next goal will be Afghanistan, which is sandwiched between Iran and Pakistan. Pakistan has pretty much left the US orbit now, having embraced China's CPEC project that promises $60 billion of infrastructure spending. CPEC has been so successful that Afghanistan is holding talks to join that project. (http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-opens-door-for-afghanistans-participation-in-cpec/article22281896.ece) Imagine the U.S. losing Afghanistan after wasting $1 trillion there in the last 17 years.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-8-768x262.jpg

So, this is the worst-case scenario: Russia-China-Iran alliance ends up kicking the US out of all the countries from Turkey to China. According to geopolitical experts, who controls Eurasia, controls the globe.

To understand Iran's skepticism towards the West, one must look at the last 150 years of Iranian history.

Colonialism: Iran was coveted by the Russians, British and others for a long time. In 1872, Baron Reuter -- founder of Reuters news -- purchased a vast portion of Iran, only to give it back after a huge outcry! (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuter_concession) In 1909, the British discovered oil in Iran, kept 90% of the profits, and ruthlessly exploited the Iranian workers, who had to live in slums. Later, in 1951, a popular Iranian Prime Minister nationalized the oil industry.

https://www.activistpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/iran-9-768x308.jpg

Outraged(!), British spy agency, MI6, then sought out CIA's assistance. (https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/19/cia-admits-role-1953-iranian-coup) Together, in 1953, they spent millions bribing the right people to stage a fake revolution and got rid of Mossadegh, the democratically elected PM. In return, U.S. oil corporations got 40% of Iran's oil. (A declassified CIA document from 1953 has the following title: "Campaign to install pro-western government in Iran." https://twitter.com/GMOChannel/status/948119966955347969)

The autocratic Shah of Iran protected the Western oil firms and bought a lot of US weapons. (http://www.nytimes.com/1973/07/22/archives/shah-of-iran-due-in-u-s-to-seek-weapons-guardian-and-protector-an.html) Thus he was loved by the US/European elites who turned a blind eye towards his human rights violations and political oppression. He wasn't all bad, since he embraced secularism, built successful car manufacturing companies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry_in_Iran) and modernized Iran in many ways.

US Switched to Saudi Arabia & Betrayed Iran: However, during the oil crisis of the 1970s, Kissinger and other globalists found a new partner: Saudi Arabia. The Saudis agreed to sell oil only in US dollar and also recycle much of the oil profits back to the US. Perhaps there was also a discussion of Saudis helping recruit jihadists for anti-USSR wars in Afghanistan. In return for all these, the US agreed to drop Iran as an ally and make Saudis the King of the Middle East.

It's quite possible that the West deliberately brought in Khomenei to take over Iran. Recent declassified materials show that Jimmy Carter assured Khomenei (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/10/ayatollah-khomeini-jimmy-carter-administration-iran-revolution) that Iran's military won't interfere. Khomenei also had spent a year in Paris before the Islamic revolution in 1979. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/1/newsid_2521000/2521003.stm) Regardless, it gave the U.S. a great excuse to isolate Iran and promote Saudi Arabia. Then, of course, for the next nine years, the U.S. armed Saddam Hussein to wage a war that killed a million Iraqis and Iranians, and destroyed the economies of both countries. Mission accomplished.

Will a Pro-US Iran Bring Peace? It's hard to imagine a happy ending if the regime change succeeds. Yes, there will be an immediate relief from sanctions, but the economy won't change substantially in the long run. Western corporations may sign up for a few oil refineries and pipelines, but they won't make Iran so successful that it competes with US and Saudi firms.

With a pro-US government, Iran's military and foreign apparatus will be quickly dismantled. Iran will turn into a vassal state like Iraq, accept US military bases, and become subservient to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon and Syria will be cut off from Iran, making them easy targets for Israel. So, perhaps there will be new wars in the Middle East. A civil war in Iran is also likely if Islamists don't accept the new government. What happens in Iran in the next few weeks will determine wars and consequential events in the Middle East for the next few years.

Chris Kanthan is the author of a new book, Syria -- War of Deception. It's available in a condensed as well as a longer version. Chris lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, has traveled to 35 countries, and writes about world affairs, politics, economy and health. His other book is Deconstructing Monsanto.
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US Destroying Syria's Oil Infrastructure Under Guise of Fighting ISIS
TOPICS:ISISMaram SusliSyria
November 1, 2014
Maram Susli
https://www.activistpost.com/2014/11/us-destroying-syrias-oil-infrastructure.html
https://journal-neo.org/2014/11/01/us-destroying-syria-s-oil-infrastructure-under-guise-of-fighting-isis/

The US is considering bombing pipelines in Syria, which it claims is in an attempt to cut off the huge profits being made by ISIS from captured oilfields.

The Independent quotes (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/war-on-isis-us-planning-to-bomb-oil-pipelines-to-halt-jihadists-funding-9813980.html) Julieta Valls Noyes, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs during a visit to London, that ISIS was making $2 million a day off oil sales and that the US would consider airstrikes as well as "kinetic strikes against some pipelines" and "actual physical action to stop the flow".

The trouble with this justification for destroying Syria's oil pipelines, is that ISIS does not have the capability to use the pipelines to transfer oil. ISIS transports the stolen oil on the back of trucks, and sells it on the black market in Turkey.

This is admitted in the same Independent article that quoted Ms. Noyes.

The Independent claims:

Isis has sold some of the fuel from seized facilities back to the Damascus regime through local deals, while shipments had been sent into Turkey for the black market, with the Erdogan government accused of turning a blind eye to the illicit transactions.

If the US truly intended to stop ISIS oil profits, they would bomb these oil convoys, which are easily spotted via conventional surveillance flights already allegedly taking place as part of ongoing Western operations. The US agenda behind destroying Syria's pipelines has very little to do with ISIS oil profits, and far more to do with destroying Syria's oil infrastructure. In fact, the statistic that ISIS is making 2 million dollars a day from the sale of crude oil is an estimate from a single consulting company (IHS) based in Colorado in the United States. The US administration is choosing to quote this as if it were without a shred of doubt. It's far more likely that the scale of the profits has been overblown to deflect from the fact that ISIS is receiving funding from state actors such as Turkey, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states, while at the same time providing an excuse to target Syrian infrastructure.

Earlier last month the US-led airstrikes on Syria and Iraq supposedly destroyed small oil refineries in Raqqa. No effort was made to prove whether or not ISIS was in fact capable of using Syria's oil refineries. In fact the same consulting company which the US administration is quoting about ISIS oil profits (IHS), states that ISIS is selling unrefined crude oil. The IHS adds (http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/20/us-mideast-crisis-oil-estimate-idUSKCN0I91VY20141020) the caveat that this estimate was made before 'US airstrikes' eluding to the notion that US airstrikes have had an effect on ISIS oil profits. However, the Britain based pro-insurgency Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which was the West establishment-run media's most reliable source years into the Syrian crisis, said that the oil refineries were not real targets and were not being used by ISIS.

Reuters would report:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-29/us-led-air-strikes-on-is-oil-refineries-not-a-real-target/5774992

These so-called refineries are not a real target and they do not weaken the Islamic State as they do not have any financial value for them," Rami Abdel Rahman of the Observatory told Reuters. "They are composed of trucks with equipment to separate diesel and petrol used by civilians.

Syria's two main oil refineries are known to be in Homs and Banyas, not anywhere near Raqqa. The US Declaration that they are destroying ISIS makeshift refineries, is all smoke and mirrors, and will probably be used as a justification to destroy more of Syria's infrastructure in future.

The destruction of Syria's oil infrastructure would also open the door for US and UK oil companies to win contracts to rebuild it, paid for in debt, by the Syrian state. Foreign companies running Syria's oil and gas production would prevent Syria from nationalizing their own resources and becoming an independent prosperous country. This would result in the basic enslavement of the country while mitigating the threat it poses to US client states including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Pipe Dreams

There is more to the US objectives than profiting off of Syria's oil. The US also seeks to control the flow of oil and its sale to other nations, which is a far more important in achieving global hegemony. Their objective may also have more to do with Iran and Russia's gas reserves than it does Syria's oil.

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The Guardian claims:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/aug/30/syria-chemical-attack-war-intervention-oil-gas-energy-pipelines

In 2009 ... Assad refused to sign a proposed agreement with Qatar that would run a pipeline from the latter's North field, contiguous with Iran's South Pars field, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey, with a view to supply European markets -- albeit crucially bypassing Russia. Assad's rationale was "to protect the interests of [his] Russian ally, which is Europe's top supplier of natural gas.

Instead, the following year, Assad pursued negotiations for an alternative $10 billion pipeline plan with Iran, across Iraq to Syria, that would also potentially allow Iran to supply gas to Europe from its South Pars field shared with Qatar. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was signed in July 2012 -- just as Syria's civil war was spreading to Damascus and Aleppo -- and earlier this year Iraq signed a framework agreement for construction of the gas pipelines. The Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline plan was a "direct slap in the face" to Qatar's plans.

The planned Iran-Iraq-Syria Pipeline running through Syria's coast and into the Mediterranean along which Russia has a presence, would allow Russian control over the tap and flow of Iran's gas, mitigating rivalry between the countries.

Qatar's interest in funding the insurrection, was to overthrow Syria and install a pliable opposition that would sign Qatar's pipeline agreement. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan also had a vested interest in this plan. This suited the US objective of undercutting and weakening Russian influence over Europe.

However they also have an alternative plan for doing so. The planned Nabbaco Pipeline, running from Iran to Turkey to Europe, would directly set Iranian gas against Russian gas. Furthermore, in the absence of the successful overthrow of the Syrian government, the US has settled for destroying what it cannot control. Perpetual war and the destruction of pipelines would prevent or at least delay any possible pipeline agreement in future.

With mainstream media headlines like "US bombing ISIS pipelines" it's easy to forget that the pipelines and refineries the US is planning to bomb do not belong to ISIS, but to the Syrian people.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11182490/US-considers-air-strikes-against-Isil-oil-pipelines.html

Maram Susli also known as "Syrian Girl," (http://www.youtube.com/user/SyrianGirlpartisan) is an activist-journalist and social commentator covering Syria and the wider topic of geopolitics. especially for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook", (http://journal-neo.org/) where this first appeared. (https://journal-neo.org/2014/11/01/us-destroying-syria-s-oil-infrastructure-under-guise-of-fighting-isis/)
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Israel Now Arming 7 Terrorist Groups In Syria, Report
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/israel-arming-7-terrorist-groups-syria.html

Israel Is Now Arming Seven Rebel Groups in Syria Global Research
https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-is-now-arming-seven-rebel-groups-in-syria/5630838

The United States is No. 1 -- But in What Military Expenditure, Weapons Export and International Violence Global Research
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/the-united-states-is-no-1-but-in-what-military-expenditure-weapons-export-and-international-violence/
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Syria: Another Pipeline War
https://www.ecowatch.com/syria-another-pipeline-war-1882180532.html
https://www.ecowatch.com/syria-another-pipeline-war-1882180532.html?page=2
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London-Saudi Global Terror
https://larouchepac.com/policy/london-saudis-911
Stop WWIII
https://larouchepac.com/policy/stop-wwiii

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Clearing the Fog of War: Lies, Damn Lies, Damn British Lies
https://larouchepac.com/20180416/clearing-fog-war-lies-damn-lies-damn-british-lies

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Syrian President Assad and Russian President Putin in Syria, December 2017. Photo: Kremlin.ru

20180416-damn-lies-i.pdf

The Washington Post of Monday, April 16, portrays President Trump as surrounded by a traitorous foreign policy team which is lying to him constantly and persistently about Russia and actions this team has taken in the President's name, in your name, against Russia and China. The Post attempts to claim that Trump's national security staff staged a palace coup against him concerning Russia and Syria and that Trump lost the battle. But the President responded immediately by acting against the traitors around him. He scuttled the appointment of Nikki Haley's assistant, the Never-Trumper Jon Lemer, for a national security post with Mike Pence. The White House announced that new sanctions against Russia, based on Russia's support for Syria, which Nikki Haley promoted only yesterday, were being rolled back. It was publicly announced that President Trump still wants to meet with Vladimir Putin, although a date has not yet been set.

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At the same time, French President Macron bragged to the world that it was he who duped the President into a missile attack on Syria, reviving the very Clinton/Obama regime change doctrines the American people righteously rejected in the 2016 elections. This only sets the stage for ferocious blowback on the President of France.

As the fog of last week's actions lifts, several aspects of our present situation are much, much clearer. While the Anglo-Americans fall all over themselves to stupidly declare they have caged Trump, it is very clear that their claimed victory is pyrrhic, arrogantly delusional, and temporary. They were reckless and the blowback potential is enormous and revolutionary for the world, if the American people now join Lyndon LaRouche's call to "cancel the British Empire." At no time since Franklin Roosevelt declared his intention to end British colonialism, has the Anglo-Dutch Empire been so fragile and exposed. Here are the relevant features of our present situation:

1. The Syria chemical attack hoax, the Skripal poisoning hoax in Britain, and the British-inspired coup against our President are all one British strategic package. Britain, with its long-time poodle France in tow, is now out to lead the Western world in challenging Russia and China, who are claimed to be practicing something called "totalitarian capitalism." Here is how British imperial scribe Allister Heath described the British motive for the poisoning hoaxes in Salisbury and Syria in the March 14 London Sunday Telegraph:
"We need a new world order to take on totalitarian capitalists in Russia and China... Such an alliance... would dramatically shift the global balance of power, and allow the liberal democracies finally to fight back. It would endow the world with the sorts of robust institutions that are required to contain Russia and China... Britain needs a new role in the world; building such a network would be our perfect mission."
Across the pond, as they say, a similar foundational statement was made, at the very same time, by 68 former Obama Administration officials who have formed a group called National Security Action, aimed at securing Donald Trump's impeachment and attacking Russia and China.

2. The Russians now say they have incontrovertible proof that the White Helmets, an aid organization associated with Al-Qaeda and funded to the tune of millions by the British government and U.S. AID, staged the chemical attack in Douma, Syria, at the direct urging of London. The proof includes photographs and intercepts. At the same time, an independent Swiss laboratory working with the OPCW has stated that the poison used on the Skripals was something called BZ, an agent never developed in Russia but residing, instead, in the chemical weapons programs of both the U.S. and the UK. These claims are fully consistent with independent analysis LaRouchePAC has provided over the past 10 days. (See "There Was No Chemical Attack in Syria" and "Assad's Chemical Weapons: Another British Fairy Tale.")
https://larouchepac.com/20180411/there-was-no-chemical-attack-syria
https://larouchepac.com/20180414/assads-chemical-weapons-another-british-fairy-tale

3. Already in Great Britain there is an enormous popular reaction against these lies, coming from the Labour Party and the Brexit movement. They appropriately compare the "classified" evidence for the poisoning hoaxes to the lies leading to the disastrous Iraq War. Similarly, here, the forgotten Americans who elected Trump to end this nonsense, joined with LaRouchePAC and protested loudly against the Syria attack all last week. That protest, by all accounts, pulled the world back from the nuclear brinkmanship and posturing fomented by Britain, France, and their Democratic Party and neocon colleagues in the U.S.

4. A major driving force in this situation is the impending financial collapse of the Wall Street and City of London financial centers. Far from practicing "totalitarian capitalism," China, joined with Russia, is on a massive infrastructure building and economic development project joined by over 100 other nations in the world. It is the largest infrastructure building project ever undertaken by human beings and it has the express aim of ending poverty and raising living standards throughout the planet. China and Russia are also dedicating significant portions of their budgets to space exploration and fundamental scientific discovery. This is the "big thinking" we in the United States used to engage in. It echoes the American system of political economy. "Totalitarian capitalism" it is not. If President Trump accepts China's invitation to join the United States to the Belt and Road Initiative, the Anglo-Dutch Empire, rather than Donald Trump, will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

5. The situation remains fraught with danger. Nikki Haley and John Bolton have committed the United States to a military response any time a terrorist in Syria can stage another phony chemical attack. Ukraine is another possible trigger point by those engaged in treason against our country and our President. It is also now clear that a desperate Robert Mueller is out to turn Donald Trump's lawyer into state's evidence against his client, a tactic the filthy Mueller has repeatedly used. Mueller's tactic, this time, just may have eliminated the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Mueller is desperate because Russiagate has blown up, Comey is a flop, and whole sections of the Obama Justice Department are now racing to expose one another's crimes.

So, as the fog clears, we find ourselves actually on the edge of victory. The question will be decided by the courage of the people of the United States, in demanding and acting to end the coup, to expose the perfidious British lies, and insisting on getting on with rebuilding the country and the planet. Lyndon LaRouche warned constantly against pragmatism in just this situation. Citing the words of St. Paul, LaRouche reminds us, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12). Be a force for the righteous and the good.

Join us in this battle. Tell the President to investigate and fully expose the perfidious French and British lies. Call the White House (202) 456-1111. Tell the Congress, "End the coup or your career will end at the ballot box in 2018!" (202) 224-3121

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The Missiles Were Launched by British Lies; Demand London Answer
https://larouchepac.com/20180417/missiles-were-launched-british-lies-demand-london-answer

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The President of France foolishly bragged, in a national television interview Sunday, that he, along with British Prime Minister Theresa May, convinced President Trump to reverse his own policy and keep U.S. forces in Syria "for the long term." This outrageous statement means the U.K. and France are demanding, not just another endless Mideast war from the United States, but a steadily escalating confrontation with Russia, and with China.

As one of Britain's own former diplomats said in London yesterday, "That way lies madness." Hamlet spoke with scorn of nations waging war over a plot of land too small to hold one of their battles. Here nations are being dragged toward a thermonuclear world war, over events that did not happen.

The evidence: The March poisoning, or intoxication with chemicals, of former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, was furiously blamed on Russia by May's government; but the British fabrications about this event are now collapsing.

In a huge confrontation, "Ms. Mayhem" demanded and got expulsions of hundreds of Russian diplomats by the United States and EU countries.

But Spiez Laboratory, the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection, one of the top five chemical weapons laboratories designated by the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), found that the Skripal father and daughter were poisoned by a non-lethal drug developed in the U.K. and United States for NATO military forces 50 years ago. That explains why they recovered! But it does not explain why samples the British government gave the OPCW, also contained a deadly nerve agent of a type developed in the old Soviet Union -- in a concentration which would have killed the Skripals very quickly.

London must explain this; and it must answer whether it is pressuring the OPCW not to release the findings of one its five most trusted labs.

A Syrian government chemical weapons attack in Douma did not occur, as U.S. Army intelligence veteran and Virginia State Senator Richard Black explained in an April 12 interview which has spread through the Internet. The Damascus scientific laboratory just destroyed by U.S./British/French missiles had been found completely free of chemical weapons activity in OPCW reports one month ago, and again two weeks ago!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtAm0OHW24

British Intelligence, Prime Minister May, and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson must explain this.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today that the U.S. Congress, parliaments in Europe, must demand explanations; world war is potentially at stake. Immediately, the British are giving the jihadis and terrorist groups in Syria the whip hand, to command new cruise missile attacks on Syria by staging "chemical attacks.

The "Steele dossier" produced by senior agents of British MI6 Intelligence has been the fraudulent basis for an intense drive to force President Trump to accept British geopolitical policy and confront Putin and China -- and then impeach him.

These are hoaxes, the kind of lying intelligence by which Tony Blair's British government pushed the United States into the Iraq War, and by which British Intelligence a century ago prepared the way for World War I.

May and Macron have overexposed themselves. The United States need not be an eternal sucker which goes to war for British lies. Most American veterans of the Gulf Wars, for example, know or strongly suspect that Trump is being fooled by "false flag" attacks. He is being fooled into war by the same circles that want him impeached.

Trump planned to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria; America's economy urgently needs development, new infrastructure, new technologies. And it needs a link to China's Belt and Road Initiative projects, and a link to China's capital.

For more on the story, please see, "Clearing the Fog of War: Lies, Damn Lies, Damn British Lies."
https://larouchepac.com/20180416/clearing-fog-war-lies-damn-lies-damn-british-lies
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The British Empire Can No Longer Hide Its Crimes
UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited Salisbury the location where the Skripals were found. March 16, 2018 (flickr / Number 10)
https://larouchepac.com/20180419/british-empire-can-no-longer-hide-its-crimes

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20180419-british-empire-crimes.pdf

On every front of the U.K.'s panicked effort to stop President Trump's intention to bring the U.S. into friendly relations with Russia and China, the lies can no longer be covered up. This is true in the Russiagate hoax launched by MI6 operative Christopher Steele; the Skripal hoax run by the same MI6 circle; and the Douma chemical attack hoax created by the British funded and controlled White Helmet terrorists. Across the U.S., Europe, and around the world, leading figures and governments are telling the bloody British Empire that it is wearing no clothes.

Even in the U.K. itself, the stench of the imperial lies can no longer be tolerated. Former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, who has been an outspoken opponent of the war on Syria, has now gone on Fox News in the U.S., with Tucker Carlson, reporting that the chemical attack in Douma never happened, and that President Trump's advisors "have served him extremely badly" by not informing him that the White Helmets are simply part of the terrorist operation. Back in London, the Empire's The Times has discovered, to its horror, that the former head of the Special Air Services (SAS), Maj. Gen. John Holmes, who led the SAS during the first Gulf war, has now joined the British Syria Society, headed by Ambassador Ford, and is demanding dialogue with Assad. This past Monday, Lord West, the former First Sea Lord, Admiral and Chief of British Defense Intelligence, went on BBC to debunk the idea that Assad used chemical weapons, pointing to the absurdity of doing so upon purely military grounds, since he was winning and it served only the terrorists interests.

China's foremost journalist, Yang Rui, yesterday stepped beyond the usually-reserved Chinese commentary on world strategic affairs to equate the claim of a chemical attack to justify the allied bombing of Syria to the Nazi stunts used to launch invasions and atrocities, emphasizing that the White Helmets are killers, and that China and Russia will stand firmly together against this and any further criminal wars. He warned that the human race must reverse the collapse into a "post-truth world."

Across Europe, the EU is splintering in the face of British lies. The EU Foreign Ministers on Monday failed miserably in an effort to pass a resolution supporting the British-French-US attack on Syria, with eight countries refusing to support it, including Italy, Belgium, And Austria.

In the U.S., eleven Republican Congressmen forwarded a criminal complaint to the Department of Justice for "investigation of potential violation of federal statutes" by the primary assets of the British MI6 coup attemt against Trump: the disgraced former FBI chief James Comey and his equally disgraced deputy Andrew McCabe; Hillary Clinton (for disguising her financing of the infamous Steele dossier); Obama's Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and two current FBI agents Strzok and Page who plotted to peddle the British lies against Trump.

The Empire is badly bruised, but is not yet destroyed. The moment of opportunity to crush it, once and for all, is at hand -- but their desperation can not be ignored. The post-World War II order established through the United Nations, to prevent another world war, is to be abolished in a new "East vs. West" military confrontation under British control. Prime Minister Theresa May last November called for a new "Global Britain,", and, leaving nothing to the imagination, said, "the task for global Britain is clear.... To defend the rules-based international order against irresponsible states that seek to erode it..., chief among those... is, of course, Russia.... I have a very simple message for Russia: we know what you are doing. And you will not succeed."

Gen. Sir Nick Carter, whom May appointed as the new Chief of the Defense Staff in March, has declared Russia to be the "arch-exponent" of "exploiting the seams between peace and war... [practicing] corrupt business practices, cyber-attacks, assassination, fake news, propaganda and indeed military intimidation."

But the dying British Empire is indeed naked without the U.S. functioning as their "dumb giant," as was the case with Obama and Bush in the White House, waging wars of mass destruction across the Mideast and bankrupting the Western financial system through speculation and wars. Trump can and must be persuaded to act on his best impulses -- to befriend Russia, and to join fully in China's New Silk Road. To that end, the LaRouche Political Action Committee this week will reprint an updated version of the mass circulation pamphlet "America's Future on the New Silk Road -- LaRouche's Four Laws: The Physical Economic Principles for the Recovery of the United States."
https://larouchepac.com/20170225/four-laws-pamphlet

As Helga Zepp-LaRouche said today: "This is the most important moment in history. If the British Empire is destroyed, the human race can breath again and create a new society."
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False Flags, Fake News, Regime Change In Washington Exposed As Made In London
https://larouchepac.com/20180419/false-flags-fake-news-regime-change-washington-exposed-made-london

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0zZMCcJ7TA

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/432339951

With each passing day, revelations are emerging which show that not only are the "news stories" proliferating in the media about Presidents Trump, Putin, Xi, and Syria's Assad full of lies, but come from London-directed networks, which are out to sabotage the potential for peace through development, which is the aim of the new "win-win" paradigm and is emerging with the New Silk Road global program. Associates of the Schiller Institute have been at the forefront in exposing these lies, while explaining their origin, in London, but also their cause: the rejection by these circles of the New Paradigm, which Helga Zepp LaRouche has played a leading role in bringing into existence
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Is Trump a Captive in the White House?
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Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder
https://eaglerising.com/57463/is-trump-captive-in-the-white-house/

If the deep state is holding Donald Trump captive, that would explain the mixed signals coming from the Trump Team.

Justin Raimondo asks if the deep state ("the war party" in Raimondo's preferred terminology) has taken Donald Trump captive. One of the reasons he asks about this possibility is the latest attempt by Nikki Haley to set a policy more hostile to Russia (https://eaglerising.com/57393/haley-pence-2020/) despite being an unelected official who owes her position to Donald Trump. Indeed, the way the media treats Trump you wouldn't know he actually won the election. They regularly report on White House staff opposing his decisions and carrying out their own wishes.

And they take the side of the staff as if they, not Donald Trump, were elected representatives of the people!

Raimondo writes, "A President Held Hostage?"
https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/18/a-president-held-hostage/

Trump's invitation to Putin to visit the White House is opposed by the White House staff, and, we are told, it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. Which is very odd, to say the least: what's preventing it?

They're blackmailing him with this eternal Russia probe -- imagine the brouhaha if the visit actually happened! The War Party would go ballistic: Bob Mueller would drop a few more indictments -- and suddenly we'd be inundated with yet another "invasion" of Russian "bots."

The whole thing is one great big hoax: the "collusion" investigation, the Skripal "poisoning," the "poison gas" attack by Assad -- fake faker fakest! And it's brought to you by the same people who brought you "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq -- our clueless power-hungry "intelligence" agencies, various and sundry discredited neocons, and Hillary Clinton and her numerous enablers and excuse-makers.

Surrounded by liars, leakers, traitors, and saboteurs, President Trump has managed to minimize the damage done by the War Party, while he's not entirely able to neutralize them. His Korean peace initiative is going ahead, as both North Korea and the South jointly declare the never-settled Korean war to be finally over.

There's a battle going on inside this administration, and as yet we don't know who the victor will be. It's Trump versus practically everyone else -- which basically means the two sides are evenly matched. I know who I'm rooting for....

A final note: And I have to say that this "Trump held hostage" scenario is a bit far-fetched -- after all, what's preventing him from following his policy instincts when push comes to shove? One possible factor I haven't brought up and that is the blackmail scenario. What if there is a "pee tape" -- or some kind of incriminating evidence that our spymasters of the Deep State are holding over his head? Remember the power that J. Edgar Hoover wielded: it's not like such a thing is unprecedented.

Kurtz: Trump's hard sell that he's toughest toward Moscow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sETZoXj41uc

Read the entire column.
https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/04/18/a-president-held-hostage/
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Lies Justify U.S. Air Strikes on Syria?
https://freedomoutpost.com/lies-justify-u-s-air-strikes-on-syria/
Ben Swann -- April 20, 2018

The U.S. seems to be stuck on repeat.
Our government and our media have been peddling lies to justify war, from WMDs in Iraq to humanitarian intervention in Libya.

The latest? A U.S.-led missile strike on Syria for the alleged use chemical weapons on civilians. This, just a week after President Trump said we were ready to get our troops out of that country.

Time and time again, history has proven that our government has made the wrong choice in its efforts to overthrow authoritarian governments in the Middle East, from Iraq to Libya, and now Syria.

But this time, the U.S. is meddling in a country where multiple countries are playing out a proxy war, including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Not to mention the heightened tensions from our president calling out Russia for its support of the Assad regime.

The big picture question: will we see this war escalate into a global conflict?

This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkQODKjDVws

So much has happened in Syria in the past two weeks: an alleged gas attack by the Assad regime, missile strikes blamed on Israel hit Syria and killed some 14 people, including Iranians, then President Trump announcing late Friday that the U.S. had launched its own missile attack on Syria in coordination with allies France and the United Kingdom.
Strong words from the president for not only Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, but also for his allies Iran and Russia.

As we reported last week, (http://truthinmedia.com/reality-check-syrian-gas-attack-connected-to-bigger-conflict/) it was just a year ago that Trump authorized the first missile strike on Syria. So what did this new bombing involve?

Here's what we know: the missile strikes hit just before dawn in Syria. They were carried out by manned U.S. military aircraft, and targeted an airfield, an alleged chemical weapons storage and manufacture facility, and command and control of the Syrian air defenses.

And while this barrage of air strikes is over, the pPentagondid not rule out further strikes later.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis had previously stated that there was no evidence that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used sarin gas on his own people. Now Mattis seems to be telling a different story.

To be clear, our government is claiming that there is evidence of a chlorine gas attack, and is framing this bombing as a retaliatory measure to stop Assad from gassing his own people, a humanitarian action.
Yet, as the financial times reported last Wednesday, it will take weeks to confirm if deadly gas was used, and by whom.

Again, Mattis said there is no evidence Assad used sarin gas on his own people. And why would Assad? What motive does the Syrian government have to gas attack civilians if it would only risk western retaliation?
http://truthinmedia.com/reality-check-no-sarin-gas-used-assad-syria/

Remember, the U.S., U.K. and France have been arming Syrian rebels bombing ISIS and putting boots on the ground in Syria for years. 2017 marked the first direct targeting of Assad's government, and now this missile strike. Both labeled as humanitarian efforts.
But remember, the U.S. government has a history of taking humanitarian action without evidence.

Remember when Colin Powell and others in the Bush Administration said there was no doubt that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? He didn't.

The lies continued, with claims that after our invasion of Iraq the extremists would be curtailed. Yet with some 4,500 American lives lost and $2.4 trillion spent, Iraq is still a mess.

And what about Libya? In an episode of Reality Check from early March, we covered the open market slave trade happening there as a result of U.S. intervention. Even former President Obama said the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was his greatest single mistake in office.
Our elected leaders never seem to learn from these mistakes. And the mainstream media is severely failing in holding them accountable.

Case in point, these latest strikes were authorized by the president, not congress. Congressional leaders were notified by the vice president shortly before the airstrikes were carried out. And many members of Congress were angry at the president for not getting congressional approval before taking action against Assad.

Back in 2013, Trump criticized then-President Obama on Twitter for even considering striking Syria without congressional approval, saying:

"The president must get congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!"

What you need to know is that history tends to repeat itself, if we let it. Our government could very well be trying to do the same thing in Syria as it has done in Libya and Iraq.

And the trail goes back further. There's a Wikileaks cable from 2006 detailing how to overthrow Assad, including radicalizing Islamists in the region.
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06DAMASCUS5399_a.html

Yet, President Trump says this bombing was a targeted attack to stop the use of chemical weapons, that's it. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May took it further, stating that "This is not about regime change."

It's hard to believe when history tells a different story.

Article posted with permission from Truth In Media
http://truthinmedia.com/reality-check-lies-justify-u-s-air-strikes-on-syria/
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More Evidence the Syrian Gas Attack Was Faked - Exhibit A: CNN Reporter Sniffs "Sarin Backpack"
Tim Brown -- April 20, 2018
https://freedomoutpost.com/more-evidence-the-syrian-gas-attack-was-faked-exhibit-a-cnn-reporter-sniffs-sarin-backpack/
When you actually have a CNN reporter sniffing a backpack that is claimed to have been in a sarin gas attack, you know that it's propaganda.

The longer time goes on, the more apparent it is that the alleged gas attack in Syria was nothing more than a false flag operation and that we were lied to by the media and the Trump administration.
https://freedomoutpost.com/syria-gas-attack-looks-like-white-helmet-islamic-jihadi-false-flag-attacks-claims-russian-not-single-corpse/

Before I share with you an either complicit or very naive CNN reporter, take a look at the aftermath of a real chemical attack.
Halabja Chemical Attack 1988
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CgqXifzYKs

The following footage comes from the 1988 attack on Kalabja near the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Following two days of conventional mortar and artillery warfare, Iraqi planes dropped what experts say may have included mustard gas, the nerve agents sarin, tabun and VX and possibly cyanide on the people.

The results are unmistakable compared to those images we've seen come out of Syria. Five thousand people were killed.

Now, compare that to the footage we've seen where the propagandizing White Helmet jihadis are clearly staging helping "victims" of an alleged chemical attack by Syrian Bashar al-Assad.

Notice this report from CBS that they state over and over cannot be verified as to where it was filmed nor the veracity of the video.

We know from an earlier report:

A Russian broadcaster VGTRK said it found the boy in the video, who appeared to be 11-year-old Hassan Diab. His story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media.

Hassan said he was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food when they heard some noise outside. When they went outside, they heard random shouting that they should go to the hospital, so they did. "Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head," he told Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK. Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago.

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In an Instagram post, Poddubny claimed that 11-year-old Hassan got some much-needed food in exchange for his participation in the staged video. Hassan's father's story corroborates his son's. The boy was eventually found by his father, who said he didn't hear about any chemical attack that day."I went to the hospital, walked upstairs, and found my wife and children. I asked them what had happened, and they said people outside were shouting about some smell and told them to go to the hospital. At the hospital, they gave dates and cookies to the kids," he said.

One of the medical workers, who was reportedly on shift at the time, said he was surprised by the sudden influx. "Some people came here and washed people. They said: 'Chemical attack. Chemical attack.' We didn't see any chemical attack symptoms," he added. He did, however, say that there were many people with respiratory problems as a result of dust from recent bombings in the city.

So, the boy in the video above and his dad even say they didn't even know a chemical attack occurred.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU

Now, we have CNN reporting that one of their reporters actually sniffed a backpack that is said to have been in the middle of the alleged chemical attack.

No, seriously, you can't make this up.

Why is this CNN reporter sniffing chemical weapons?

I'd be a little concerned about inhaling chemical weapons.

Also, how can she smell them when CNN itself reported that sarin was used in the attack? Sarin is odorless.

Full story: https://t.co/GdxqCeiFNe pic.twitter.com/SbmHYPNtSw

-- Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 18, 2018

"There's definitely something that stings," CNN's Arwa Damon says as she sniffs a backpack that allegedly belonged to one of the children in the attack.

"The smell is still quite strong, maybe these were the things they weren't able to wash," she adds.

Paul Joseph Watson rightly questions why should would be attempting to inhale chemical weapons and that sarin is actually odorless. But we have no need to question such a reputable outlet as CNN, right?
Videos Expose Decades of CNN "Fake News"
https://freedomoutpost.com/videos-expose-decades-of-cnn-fake-news/

Here's the full propaganda report from CNN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgkI3Ub2lZw

Of course, many thought the backpack should have been brought back to CNN studios and passed around.

While it may have done some good to rid us of more propagandists, I don't wish something like that on CNN "reporters." Furthermore, this is said to be proof that Assad attacked his own people, but this proves nothing.

The claims made by the Pentagon and the White House offer no real proof that Assad did anything, not now, and not in 2017. In fact, he had no reason to do so, but the US has made him out to be the bad guy and no matter the person in the White House, the lies to perpetrate the airstrikes on Syria (https://freedomoutpost.com/lies-justify-u-s-air-strikes-on-syria/) for an eventual topple of its president (https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06DAMASCUS5399_a.html) continue.

However, this is very telling and as I've said, had President Trump followed the Constitution, we would not be hearing of an attack on Syria.

Now, we have a second attack on a foreign country by this administration without Congressional authority and without an investigation or evidence, which is demanded our Constitution.
https://freedomoutpost.com/on-the-attack-on-syria-the-only-thing-that-should-matter-is-was-it-constitutional/

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media
https://sonsoflibertymedia.com/more-evidence-the-syrian-gas-attack-was-faked-exhibit-a-cnn-reporter-sniffs-sarin-backpack/

Related:

CNN: Decades of 'Fake News'
UPDATED: Three CNN Journalists Forced to Quit in Fallout of Retracted Russia-Trump Story
By Geoffrey Dickens | June 14, 2017 8:03 AM EDT
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2017/06/14/cnn-decades-fake-news

Donald Trump's repeated branding of CNN as "fake news" may have been born in its biased 2016 campaign coverage, but the truth is CNN has peddled inaccurate reporting with an agenda for at least three decades.

From former CNN correspondent Peter Arnett, in 1991, passing along Iraqi war propaganda of allied forces bombing a "baby milk plant" to CNN executive Eason Jordan, in 2005, accusing U.S. soldiers of targeting journalists to CNN contributor Donna Brazile feeding townhall questions to the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, there is a long history of news fakery at the oldest 24-hour cable news outlet.

The following are just some of the most prominent examples of CNN's "fake news" over the years, as culled from the MRC's archives:... (Excerpt: see full article)
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Syria Gas Attack Looks Like More White Helmet Islamic Jihadi "False Flag" Attack, Claims Russian Ambassador: "Not a Single Corpse"
https://freedomoutpost.com/syria-gas-attack-looks-like-white-helmet-islamic-jihadi-false-flag-attacks-claims-russian-not-single-corpse/
Russia's ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chizov, said "Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack."...
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CENSORED! How Online Media Companies Are Suppressing Conservative Speech
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/ashley-rae-goldenberg/2018/04/16/censored-how-online-media-companies-are-suppressing
https://info.mrc.org/censored

These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

How five American companies control what you think -- RT Op-ed
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/158920-us-ukraine-media-control/

Media cross-ownership in the United States - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_cross-ownership_in_the_United_States
... 90% of US media was controlled by 50 companies; today, 90% is controlled by just 5 companies ... the country that are affiliated with all six major ...

CNN: Decades of 'Fake News'
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2017/06/14/cnn-decades-fake-news

CENSORED! How Online Media Companies Are Suppressing Conservative Speech
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/ashley-rae-goldenberg/2018/04/16/censored-how-online-media-companies-are-suppressing
https://info.mrc.org/censored

Comprehensive New Report Shows 'Troubling' Social Media Censorship Of Conservative Views
https://freedomoutpost.com/comprehensive-new-report-shows-troubling-social-media-censorship-of-conservative-views/
"War is being declared on the conservative movement in this space and conservatives are losing -- badly."

The "Dangerous to Our Democracy" Viral Video and its Hypocritical Media Coverage
April 3, 2018
https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/the-dangerous-to-our-democracy-viral-video-and-its-hypocritical-media-coverage/
A video compilation proving that countless local news networks read the same exact scripts around the United States is a chilling reminder of the Orwellian, heavily controlled nature of mass media. Even more chilling: The media coverage of this video...

Sinclair's script for stations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWLjYJ4BzvI

How Sinclair Broadcasting puts a partisan tilt on trusted local news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNhUk5v3ohE

[syn: major media is controlled by 6 major corporations; major media is controlled by 5 major corporations; ]
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WW3 Alert: NATO Readies 35,000 Troops For Combat Amidst 'Russia Tensions'
https://freedomoutpost.com/ww3-alert-nato-readies-35000-troops-for-combat-amidst-russia-tensions/

US Submarine That Attacked Syria 'NOT WELCOME' Back To Italy After 'Failed' Strike
https://freedomoutpost.com/us-submarine-that-attacked-syria-not-welcome-back-to-italy-after-failed-strike/
The United States nuclear submarine that took part in the attack on Syria over the alleged chemical weapons use is not allowed back in the waters near Naples, Italy, the mayor declared...

Russian Journalist Maxim Borodin Dies From Mysterious Fall After Reporting On Deaths Of Mercenaries In Syria
https://freedomoutpost.com/russian-journalist-maxim-borodin-dies-from-mysterious-fall-after-reporting-on-deaths-of-mercenaries-in-syria/
Borodin's reporting recently in February was about the Russian mercenaries known as the "Wagner Group," a highly secretive, private Russian military force that is engaged in both the Ukraine and Syria. Many of those forces were killed in the US strike on Syria...

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/five-fast-facts-you-need-to-know-on-the-us-led-one-time-strikes-on-syria/
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Obama's Deep State is a Conspiracy Fact!
Tim Brown -- March 17, 2017
https://freedomoutpost.com/obamas-deep-state-is-a-conspiracy-fact/

I love how some people in our world think if they label you a "conspiracy theorist" that is the equivalent of the Communist who shouts, "Racist." Sadly, even many within my own ranks believe such nonsense and often will not pursue stories because they will be labeled by deceivers like the fake professor's list of alleged "fake news." However, many may question the claims that Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah has a working Deep State inside the central government in DC. If you question that as mere "conspiracy," just look at the evidence that yes, it is a conspiracy, but it is also a fact.

Jerry Johnson elaborates on this in a new video. Take a listen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Q60HcaHFs

Johnson defines the Deep State as "a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy."

Obama's campaign was turned into a politically organized group called "Organizing for Action," which was later used to organize contrived protests against Donald Trump in 2016 and into 2017.
https://freedomoutpost.com/organizing-action-slush-fund-enrich-obamas/

"Organizing for Action, (https://freedomoutpost.com/?s=organizing+for+action) or OFA recently hired 14 field organizers in key states, adding to a growing infrastructure that boasts more than 250 offices nationwide and more than 32,000 volunteers and amassed over $40 million in contributions to date," wrote Johnson.

Obama learned well from his Communist mentor Saul Alinsky.
http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Radicals-Practical-Primer-Realistic/dp/0679721134/

Additionally, Valerie Jarrett, Obama's Iranian-born "mama," has moved into his anti-Trump center to aid in the effort to sabotage Trump's presidency. (https://freedomoutpost.com/valerie-jarrett-has-moved-into-obamas-anti-trump-command-center-to-aid-in-the-effort-to-sabotage-the-president/) This is the same woman that more than likely oversaw the involvement of the central government in Oregon that led to the murder of Lavoy Finicum, (https://freedomoutpost.com/did-valerie-jarrett-order-the-hit-on-lavoy-finicum/) and may have instructed Obama to give the stand down order in Benghazi. (https://freedomoutpost.com/who-is-valerie-jarrett-is-she-the-one-that-gave-the-stand-down-order-in-benghazi/)

Already, the Deep State has gone after former national security adviser Michael Flynn, forcing him to resign (https://freedomoutpost.com/national-security-advisor-michael-flynn-resigns/) even though he did nothing wrong, (https://freedomoutpost.com/flynn-calls-for-prosecution-of-leakers-i-crossed-no-lines/) claiming unfounded accusations against Attorney General Jeff Sessions of colluding with the Russians, when the real Russian colluders were the Clintons. (https://freedomoutpost.com/fake-news-media-reports-non-documented-russian-allegations-trump-actual-documentation-crimes-corruption-hillary-clinton/) Finally, the media and the Democrats have run with the unsubstantiated story of President Donald Trump and the Russian "dossier." (https://freedomoutpost.com/why-was-the-fbi-attempting-to-buy-a-partisan-dossier-on-trump/)

All the while, congressional and senate Democrats run interference against the Trump administration, and their hypocrisy is blatant to anyone who is paying attention. Just listen to Nancy Pelosi's complete 180 reversal on reading RINOCare! (https://freedomoutpost.com/hypocrite-nancy-pelosi-we-have-a-right-to-know-whats-in-health-care-bill-before-it-passes/) And RINOs are definitely involved in all of this, too. Exhibit A is House Speaker Paul Ryan. (https://freedomoutpost.com/house-republicans-unveil-rinocare-bill-its-doa/)

Indeed, Obama has plans to rule America long after he usurped the White House. It's past time for President Donald Trump to bring the law to bear on Obama, the Clintons and a host of other political criminals for their crimes against the people of the united States. (https://freedomoutpost.com/1180-documented-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-waste-etc/) He is the chief executive law officer. If he fails to do so, then you know that his presidency is merely engaging in WWE, (http://amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_bk_tl/?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=WWE&tag=freedomoutpos-20&linkId=244c44c573308104165a543623523d14&linkCode=ktl) and nothing more.

"Men in dark suits" rule the US - Putin on Deep State
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP3D1sUSuzg

Putin Tells It Like It Is: US Presidents Are Puppets, 'Men in Dark Suits' Rule Washington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xykvrGpCW6E
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Scientist Debunks US Claims -- Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/us-claims-it-bombed-syrian-chemical-facility-while-reportedly-bombing-cancer-research-center/
While the U.S. brags that it attacked a chemical weapons facility in Syria, witnesses claim that it actually destroyed a cancer research center.

Damascus, Syria -- The United States launched around 120 missiles targeting the Syrian government on Friday, and as reports of the damage surface, the evidence is showing that while the U.S. is bragging that the attack hit a chemical weapons facility, it actually destroyed a cancer research center.

The attacked launched by the United States, the United Kingdom and France, has reduced the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Research Institute in Barzeh to rubble, according to a report from the Syrian Arab News Agency, which noted that the facility's use "centered on preparing the chemical compositions for cancer drugs, and conducting chemical analyses of the materials entering Syria, which are used in pharmaceutical and food industries."

Scientist Saeed Saeed, head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, told CCTV+ that while the facility was used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in 2013, it is now used as a research center for pharmaceutical products because sanctions from the Western countries that are bombing Syria have resulted in a shortage of medication.

"Since the Syria crisis broke out, the country has been short of all kinds of medicines due to the sanctions from western countries," Saeed said. "Foreign companies stopped exporting high-quality medicines to Syria, especially anti-cancer medicines. So we have been conducting researches on anti-cancer medicines here, and three anti-cancer drugs have been developed."

The shortage of medicine will be even greater now that the U.S. has aided in destroying the research center -- but the Pentagon is proudly claiming that it destroyed a facility dedicated to producing chemical weapons.

The U.S. military claimed that the facility was targeted because it was used by "the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them." At least 76 missiles were launched in the direction of the research center, and the U.S. is boasting that it has set back Syrian chemical weapons capabilities "for years."

However, international weapons inspectors declared that the Syrian government has surrendered the last of its chemical weapons in June 2014, and each time there have been reports of a chemical attack in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has vehemently denied responsibility.

Instead of waiting for a legitimate investigation, the United States has attacked the Syrian government when reports of a chemical attack are circulated by the media while refusing to acknowledge numerous documented chemical attacks on Syrian civilians by both the U.S. and the rebel groups it funds.

While there is speculation as to whether a chemical attack did happen in Douma, Syria, and how it was carried out, there are also a number of holes in the United States Military's claim that the missiles they launched hit a facility where the Syrian government was actively creating chemical weapons.

One of the largest questions in response to that claim was that if the U.S. really had hit a facility where chemical weapons were being produced, wouldn't that have contaminated the air and the water system, and arguably have killed more civilians than the initial attack the U.S. claims the Syrian government carried out?

As Saeed stood outside of the rubble from what used to be the cancer research facility, he argued that if it had been filled with chemical weapons, he and his colleagues would have been forced to wear gas masks.

"If there were chemical weapons in the building, we would not be here," Saeed said. "My colleagues and I came here at 05:00 this morning. If there were chemical weapons, we would need to wear masks and take other protective measures to be staying here."



Destroyed Syrian Scientific Institution Denies Possession of Chemical Weapons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUHBfX6PIv4
CCTV+
Published on Apr 14, 2018
An official of a Syrian scientific research institution that was hit by a U.S.-led missile attack on Saturday denied its possession of chemical weapons.
Speaking to reporters after the strike that destroyed the facility, Saeed Saeed, head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, said the research center was used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2013, but it is now a research center for pharmaceutical products since the country has been in shortage of necessary medicines due to sanctions from the West.

Destroyed Syrian scientific institution denies possession of chemical weapons
http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20180415/8078346.shtml#!language=1

An official of a Syrian scientific research institution that was hit by a U.S.-led missile attack on Saturday denied its possession of chemical weapons.

Speaking to reporters after the strike that destroyed the facility, Saeed Saeed, head of the Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries, said the research center was used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2013, but it is now a research center for pharmaceutical products since the country has been in shortage of necessary medicines due to sanctions from the West.

"Since the Syria crisis broke out, the country has been short of all kinds of medicines due to the sanctions from western countries. Foreign companies stopped exporting high-quality medicines to Syria, especially anti-cancer medicines. So we have been conducting researches on anti-cancer medicines here, and three anti-cancer drugs have been developed," Saeed told reporters at the scene.

He stressed that if the building contained chemical weapons, as claimed by the United States, he and other colleagues could not be staying there after the strike without wearing masks.

"If there were chemical weapons in the building, we would not be here. My colleagues and I came here at 05:00 this morning. If there were chemical weapons, we would need to wear masks and take other protective measures to be staying here," said Saeed.

He added that the research center was used as an OPCW working base in 2013, where the mission of the OPCW experts in Syria was carried out.

The experts would bring all suspected samples from different sites to the building and they have issued two reports stating that this building was empty of any chemical materials for warfare, according to Saeed.

The OPCW had carried out its work in late 2013 when the Syrian army agreed to hand over its chemical arsenal.

By June 2014, the entire chemical arsenal of the Syrian army was handed over to the OPCW.

But after the Syrian army surrendered its chemical arsenal, the Western countries kept accusing the government forces of using chemical weapons, despite the Syrian government's repeated denials that it ever used such weapons.

On April 7, the rebels in Douma district of Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus accused the Syrian government forces of using chlorine gas in an attack in that area, an allegation the army and the Syrian government never admitted.

Earlier on Saturday, the United States, Britain and France launched a missile strike on Syrian military positions, including the scientific research center in the Barzeh neighborhood northeast of Damascus.
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Five Fast Facts You Need to Know About the US-Led 'One-Time' Strikes on Syria
As the United States provokes what could be the start of World War III, here are five damning facts explaining what is really going on in Syria.
By The Free Thought Project -
April 14, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/five-fast-facts-you-need-to-know-on-the-us-led-one-time-strikes-on-syria/

Damascus, Syria -- (RT) Multiple targets in Syria were bombarded by the US, UK, and France in retaliation to what they said was an Assad-orchestrated chemical attack near Damascus. Here are the main facts about the intervention.

Washington approved "precision strikes" against Syria early on Saturday, alongside British and French forces that also took part in the bombing. Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced the bombardment, reports began surfacing of explosions in Damascus.

Syrian air defense units were scrambled to thwart the aerial invasion, intercepting 71 out of 103 of the missiles, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Now, as Syria deals with the aftermath of the early morning airstrikes, we look at five major things you should know about the American-British-French attack.

1. What did they target?

One of the strikes targeted a scientific compound in Barzeh in the vicinity of Damascus, which the coalition claimed was involved in the production of chemical and biological weapons. The Syrian government said the bombing destroyed an education center and scientific laboratories, but resulted in no casualties.

The UK Defense Ministry said four Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s launched Storm Shadow missiles at what the UK military claims was a former missile base, 15 miles west of Homs. The ministry claimed that the Syrian government kept a stockpile of chemical weapons precursors at the site.

Twelve cruise missiles targeted Al-Dumayr air base east of Damascus, according to the Russian military. The Syrians used Soviet-made S-120, S-200 and Buk-type anti-aircraft systems, claiming to have intercepted all the missiles.

2. What weapons were used?

The US did not specify the types of weapons deployed in the strikes, but it did use Tomahawk cruise missiles in last year's bombing of Syria's Shayrat air base. US Defense Secretary James Mattis said more than twice as many weapons were fired as in April 2017, adding "it was a heavy strike."

The Russian Defense Ministry said the US and its two allies deployed combat aircraft and warships to launch over 100 cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles on Syrian civil and military facilities. The strikes, it said, were conducted by two US ships traversing the Red Sea, adding that the coalition also deployed B-1 Lancer strategic bombers and arranged tactical air support in the airspace over the Mediterranean.

3. Social media & 'classified' intel: Pretext for the intervention

The timing of the American-British-French attack is noteworthy. It came just hours before the UN's Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) experts were set to visit the Damascus suburb of Douma on Saturday to establish whether chemical weapons had been used there last week.

Announcing the strikes, the White House said it has a large body of "reliable intelligence" as well as "social media users, non-governmental organizations, and other open-source outlets," which implicate the Syrian government in the alleged Douma attack. Washington also referred to the questionable claims that "the Syrian regime has repeatedly used chemical weapons to compensate for its lack of military manpower."

Earlier, the US State Department claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma. However, it refused to make the intelligence public, as "a lot of this stuff is classified at this point." Moscow repeatedly dismissed the claims, saying the chemical weapon attack was orchestrated. The Russian military previously warned of a "provocation" involving chemical weapons being planned by militants.

4. How did the Syrians respond?

Syrian air defenses did all they could to protect the country. Ruptly footage has emerged showing Syria's surface-to-air missiles responding to the attack. Russian military said later Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by US and its allies.

Damascus harshly condemned the bombing, saying it will never bow to the West's attacks on its sovereignty. Syria's UN envoy, Bashar Jaafari, accused the US, UK, and France of blatantly violating the UN Charter. "I would clarify here that the history of these three states is built on using lies and fabricated stories to wage wars in order to occupy states, seize their resources, and change governments in them by force," he said, as cited by Syria's SANA news agency.
5. Russia warns of consequences

While none of the cruise missiles launched by the US and its allies reached the Russian air defense zones, the strikes sparked outrage in Moscow.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the US-led strikes hit a war-ravaged country "that has been trying to survive terrorist aggression for many years." In a statement posted on Facebook, she compared the invasion to the start of the 2003 Iraq War, which was based on claims that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction.

The defense ministry said the Russian forces did not deploy their air defense systems stationed in Syria to intercept the American, British, and French missiles. For its part, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said the Pentagon "specifically identified targets" to "mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved." The coalition did contact their Russian counterparts to "deconflict airspace," but did not "coordinate targets" with Moscow.
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The Burden Against Damascus
https://newswithviews.com/the-burden-against-damascus/
The targeted strikes on Syria were a retaliatory response following Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians outside Damascus, reportedly killing at least 42 adults and children. After the chemical weapons attack, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to exact a "big price" upon the Assad regime...
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BREAKING: US Intel Officials Just Admitted US Bombed Syria with No Proof of Sarin Attack
By Matt Agorist - April 18, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/mainstream-media-just-admitted-the-us-bombed-syria-with-no-proof-gas-attack-occured/

US Intel Officials Just Admitted US Bombed Syria with No Proof of Sarin Attack
US intelligence officials have admitted that the US launched the attack against Syria without being able to confirm that a sarin chemical attack had taken place.
Matt Agorist -- April 19, 2018
https://freedomoutpost.com/us-intel-officials-just-admitted-us-bombed-syria-with-no-proof-of-sarin-attack/

US intelligence officials have admitted to CNN that the US launched the attack against Syria without being able to confirm that a sarin chemical attack had taken place.

Over the weekend, the United States led a coordinated attack (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/five-fast-facts-you-need-to-know-on-the-us-led-one-time-strikes-on-syria/) -- along with French and British forces -- on the sovereign country of Syria. The attack consisted of hundreds of missiles which were recorded hitting civilian targets and also reportedly struck a cancer research facility. (https://thefreethoughtproject.com/us-claims-it-bombed-syrian-chemical-facility-while-reportedly-bombing-cancer-research-center/) And now, we are learning that all of it was based on an alleged use of sarin gas for which they had no evidence.

According to a report from CNN today, US intelligence agencies have admitted that they were not certain the Assad regime had used the nerve agent sarin against civilians -- but launched the massive attack anyway.

Officials merely claimed that they were confident Assad did use chemical weapons and that was enough for the attack.

According to CNN, the lack of complete information played a role in deciding not to strike a larger set of targets including airfields, aircraft and helicopters, one defense official said. Others factors, like Russian positioning, also played a role in the decisions.

Sen. Rand Paul says he's "yet to see evidence" Assad was responsible for the chemical attack in Syria: "Assad either must be the dumbest dictator on the planet or maybe he didn't do it." https://t.co/XaQ2DWb5gx
-- Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) April 17, 2018

After the strikes Friday night, the French and British governments also released the supposed evidence they had to justify the act of war carried out by allied nations in Syria. The reports admitted to not having any actual intelligence and the "evidence" was based on "open source" information widely available on the internet.

It's so easy to find the open source evidence on the internet that the UK/US/france used to justify bombing #Syria funny they didn't also find the many articles debunking those 'sources' Selective narrative.#notinmynameTeresaMay
-- dr awkward (@narnerman) April 16, 2018

France just announced that their proof consists of statements from activists and analysis of open source videos
-- Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 14, 2018

These open source accounts were little more than videos and testimonies from groups such as the White Helmets -- who have been known to create fake videos, support terrorists, and much more.

On Tuesday, it was also reported that Secretary of Defense James Mattis attempted to take the constitutional approach to war by seeking Congressional approval before the strike, but he was overruled because that would take too much time, not allow for an actual investigation, and allow for time to the US to be proven wrong about their claims.

As the NY Times reported, Mattis urged President Trump to get congressional approval before the United States launched airstrikes against Syria last week, but was overruled by Mr. Trump, who wanted a rapid and dramatic response, military and administration officials said.

Instead of investigating the alleged attack or following the constitution, the US government engaged in an act of war against a sovereign country -- and they did so based entirely on a hunch.

As CNN notes, the reality was that prior to the US strike, full confirmation could not be made of whether Syria had used sarin in its attack.

"It's a hard, long process, especially in an attack like this without physical access to victims, site. Therefore we had to work with closest allies quickly to ensure we had confidence in the intelligence picture, enabling policymakers to choose best course of action," an intelligence official told CNN.

The Trump administration determined a "standard of evidence had been met," the official said.

What's more, western journalists, who are actually on the ground investigating the attack, have reported that no such chemical strike happened and the widely circulated video was something entirely different.

As TFTP reported, critically acclaimed war reporter Robert Fisk published a stunning account of the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma on April 7, which included testimony from a doctor who works at the hospital featured in the widely circulated video purported to be the aftermath of a Syrian government chemical strike.

In an exclusive first-hand report for the Independent, Fisk, who has twice won the British Press Awards' Journalist of the Year prize and is a seven-time winner of the British Press Awards' Foreign Correspondent of the Year, reported:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks--and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world's most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There's even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the "gas" videotape which horrified the world-- despite all the doubters--is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Robert Fisk: There was no chlorine attack in Douma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNcqBileaHU
Syriana Analysis
Published on Apr 16, 2018
British journalist Rober Fisk reporting from Douma in Eastern Ghouta for Spirit Radio.

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Additionally, a report from Douma, Syria, by One America's Pearson Sharp, confirmed Fisk's reporting, noting that residents there deny an attack happened and instead claim it was staged by rebel forces in an effort to precipitate a response from western forces.

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU
One America News Network
Published on Apr 16, 2018
One America's Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape.

Scientist Debunks US Claims -- Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility
While the U.S. brags that it attacked a chemical weapons facility in Syria, witnesses claim that it actually destroyed a cancer research center.
By Rachel Blevins - April 16, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/us-claims-it-bombed-syrian-chemical-facility-while-reportedly-bombing-cancer-research-center/

Child 'Victim' of Alleged Syrian Gas Attack Speaks Out, Says He Was Given Food to Make the Video
By John Vibes - April 19, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/child-victim-of-syrian-gas-attack-comes-forward-says-he-was-given-food-to-make-fake-video-of-attack/
Incredible and bombshell testimony from a young boy who appeared on film during the alleged "chemical attack" in Syria this month, claims there was no attack and he went through the process of getting hosed off just to get free food.


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This Is The Problem: Out of Top 100 News Outlets, Not a Single One Questioned Syrian Attack
None of the major newspapers that published editorials in response to the Trump Administration's airstrikes on Syria criticized the attack or questioned whether Assad first attacked his own people.
By Rachel Blevins - April 19, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/this-is-the-problem-out-of-26-mainstream-news-reports-on-trumps-syria-strikes-zero-questioned-it/
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/out-of-top-100-news-outlets-not-a-single-one-questioned-syrian-attack.html

By US Standards, America Should've Been Bombed for What Happened in Texas, 25 Years Ago Today
25 years ago today, the U.S. government used chemical weapons on American civilians, which resulted in the death of nearly 80 men, women, and children.
By Rachel Blevins - April 19, 2018
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/the-us-shouldve-been-bombed-for-what-happened-waco-25-years-ago-today/
When reports claimed that a chemical attack killed 70 civilians in Syria earlier this month, the Trump administration was quick to place the blame on the Syrian government -- despite having no evidence -- and they claimed that the horror of such an atrocity deserved retaliation in the form of targeted airstrikes.
While the United States military maintained that the 120 missiles launched in the attack destroyed a facility that was used to produce chemical weapons, witnesses on the ground in Douma, Syria, claimed that the airstrikes actually destroyed a cancer research facility.
U.S. intelligence officials have since admitted that the attack was carried out despite the fact that the United States had no proof that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack. Instead, the U.S. acted before an investigation could be conducted, and as is usually the case with reported gas attacks in Syria, proof has yet to be found to show that President Bashar al-Assad was responsible.
If the idea that a government would use chemicals to kill dozens of its own citizens is so abhorrent that the U.S. would risk World War 3 to take a stand against it, then it must mean that the U.S. would never do the same thing to its own citizens, for fear that it could be subjected to a similar response from another country -- right?
However, on April 19, 1993, there was a government that used chemical weapons on its own people, and nearly 80 men, women, and children died as a result. But the attack was not carried out by the Syrian government and it did not happen in the Middle East. It took place in Waco, Texas, and it was perpetrated by the United States government.
It all started as the government began looking for ways to obtain a warrant to search the 77-acre plot occupied by a group called the Branch Davidians when they heard rumors that the mysterious cult was stockpiling weapons and modifying them with illegal parts in preparation for the end of the world.
Branch Davidian leader David Koresh was accused of having multiple underage wives, sexually abusing the young daughters of his members, and ultimately holding cult members against their will. But an investigation conducted by Child Protective Services in 1992 concluded that no one was being held against their will and there were no signs of child abuse.
The case against the Branch Davidians continued to grow, and as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) looked for more evidence against them, Koresh was also accused of running a meth lab on the property. Although no evidence of this was ever found, it served as a legal pretext for ATF agents to receive military training, in order to initiate a raid on the property.
ATF agents attempted to serve a search warrant at the property on Feb. 28, 1993, and they were met with gunfire from the Branch Davidians. They returned fire, and four ATF agents and six Davidians were killed as a result. After the shootout, the FBI joined in and the agencies launched a standoff for the next 51 days.
During the siege, federal agents cut off water and electricity to the compound, and in their attempt to get Koresh to surrender, the Houston Chronicle reported that the agents tortured the remaining members by "using tanks to crush vehicles in front of the compound, playing loud music and flooding the area with bright lights at night to increase pressure on the Davidians."
Despite weeks of efforts to get the Davidians to surrender, the government learned that the group was, indeed, prepared for the apocalypse. The Clinton Administration decided that the siege was taking too long, and Attorney General Janet Reno authorized the use of CS gas, even though it was known that the Davidians did not have gas masks for the two dozen children who were still inside the compound.
Early on the morning of April 19, federal agents brought in heavy equipment to break down the walls of the building and they spent hours filling it with a dangerous mix of CS gas and methyl chloride that has been shown to be potentially flammable.
When the compound engulfed in flames, killing 76 men, women and children, who were trapped inside, the government insisted that the fire was set by the Branch Davidians as a way to commit suicide. However, in 1999, the FBI admitted its agents had fired pyrotechnic tear gas grenades at the Davidian compound, which could have sparked a fire.
As The Free Thought Project has reported, researchers investigating the incident "concluded federal agents were observed shooting from the compound's grounds into the building already set ablaze by fire. While the official government narrative is those individuals committed suicide, the researchers were able to demonstrate they were likely killed by automatic weapons fired by federal agents, possibly killed as they were attempting to flee their burning compound."
Following the massacre, there are also a number of glaring problems associated with attempts to investigate the events surrounding it. According to reports, the corpses of the victims liquefied weeks after they were autopsied, and the door to Mount Carmel, which Davidians believed would show that the ATF fired first, went missing.
The Waco Siege is just one example of the overwhelming hypocrisy exerted by the U.S. government regarding the use of chemical weapons on civilians.
As The Hill noted, the horrific massacre occurred three months after the U.S. signed a treaty promising not to use chemical weapons on enemy soldiers, which just happened to leave a loophole that would let the U.S. torture its own citizens:
"Shortly before the Waco showdown, U.S. government officials signed an international Chemical Weapons Convention treaty pledging never to use nerve agents, mustard gas, and other compounds, including tear gas against enemy soldiers. But the treaty contained a loophole permitting governments to gas their own people. On April 19, 1993, the FBI pumped CS gas and methyl chloride, a potentially lethal, flammable combination, into the Davidians' residence for six hours, disregarding explicit warnings that CS gas should not be used indoors."

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https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/trump-hands-the-military-industrial-complex-another-massive-win.html

In yet another example that the swamp is thriving under President Donald Trump, his administration just handed the military-industrial complex another massive win.

Reuters reported Thursday that the White House is moving to expedite arms sales and "increase the role of senior U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, in closing foreign sales, while giving greater weight to business interests in sales decisions that have long prioritized human rights."

The plans, which have been in the works for a year, will benefit behemoth corporate welfare beneficiaries that manufacture weapons of war, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. These companies have made billions of dollars off of government contracts over the course of decades and continue to invest heavily in lobbying lawmakers.

Bloomberg noted that "[t]he changes include allowing direct commercial sales that don't have to go through the government by companies that obtain an export permit and eliminating special scrutiny of laser devices on drones that can be used for military targeting."...
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Syrian Boy in White Helmets Video Reveals TRUTH About Alleged Chemical Attack
April 19, 2018
By Nathan Stolpman
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/syrian-boy-in-white-helmets-video-reveals-truth-about-alleged-chemical-attack.html

Nathan Stolpman of Lift The Veil covers recent developments in Syria which indicate that there was no chemical attack in Douma. Witnesses called the event "a play, a game" to "find an excuse to bomb Syria." It appears that conspiracy theorists were correct once again. Stolpman shows how the mainstream media feels threatened by Syrian truth tellers because it goes against their agenda for more war.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3ZSNy3BVI

See original entire OAN report on the Syrian boy here.
OAN'S PEARSON SHARP REFUTES MSM REPORTS OF ALLEGED SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK
https://youtu.be/iD9C9koRmro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD9C9koRmro

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU
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Syria Narrative Crumbles - Journalists Arrive in Douma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsyTMDVLzcY
Lift the Veil
Published on Apr 17, 2018

259 Comments

Hitman 009
1 day ago
Did you listen Nicky on UN, she said " we are locked and loaded, as soon as Syria does it again, we are ready attack". Russians called it "hooliganism" .

Gary A. DePietro
1 day ago (edited)
I'm going to mirror this on my channel. Look for some new subs. This is beginning to look like yet another 911 like event. And with pretty much the same players. The more people who know the better.

Kevin Bird
1 day ago
We need to investigate our governments/shadow governments (and CIA, FBI, etc...) for these lies and atrocities (war crimes) and put them on trial. Ok people of the world. We have a little momentum now to expose these people that want to destroy our world.

Baby Blue Eyes 1
1 day ago
Kevin Bird Uk getting involved, they targeted an ex-Russian spy in a park gave him a nerve gas. Then Terrorist pray went straight into war mode without having a cabinet meeting.

Hitman 009
1 day ago
Kevin Bird It's hard to wake up people, we are the ones woken, most people watch cnn gets brain washed. Government cia fbi etc are evil to the root, nobody can change them except people's revolution like stuff. I thought it through, it will never change.

Kevin Bird
22 hours ago
Thanks Hitman 009. Might as well try anyways..

TRUTH MATTERS - not greed
12 hours ago
Most people are aware of these crooked politicians since decades ago. But these days civilians are also aware that these crooked politicians, MSM's, Zionists/Globalists are on one side while the majority of the population worldwide are on the other side. However, sad to say, AS FOR NOW majority of the population are lazy not doing a thing when it comes to getting rid of these crooked politicians. We just hope that there will be more cooperation, unity and aggression among the population towards their crooked politicians (& towards to the Zionists/Globalists). We hope the younger and upcoming generations can do much better than us. [I don't think so: they're hooked on social media, ipods and cell phones.]

T Allen
6 hours ago
A crime is a crime, and usually NOT an "honest" mistake.

The President of The Internet
1 day ago
Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister Theresa May, is part of a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria. But I am sure it's just a coincidence.

C VonSutphen
1 day ago
Thanks Nathan. LTV rocks!?

TheEnd3
1 day ago (edited)
Any licensed physician or high level medical provider can watch that video and see that those poor people being hosed down are not victims of a chemical attack. Smoke??? Maybe! But chemicals???? Not likely. ........It infuriates me!!!!?

Ontario Backwoods Outfitters
1 day ago
TheEnd3 ya like those sticky heart monitor things being in the wrong spot?? or giving a child a puffer 100 times in a row! Not to mention water would spread the chemical?? first responders give oxygen to all people pulled out of collapsed buildings because of the dust!?

T Allen
15 hours ago
Not even smoke.....small children clear eyed and not coughing and gagging.

coojsta69
11 hours ago
TheEnd3
what pisses me off is a US reporter is in douma talking to locals while the UN inspections team still can't get there because of apparent small arms fire ..
it's like they are stalling to get their story straight.

Steve Drew
8 hours ago
coojsta69 just like Juniors gulf war.....what chemicals?

T Allen
6 hours ago
It looks that way because it IS that way (as usual).

Ms Cris
1 hour ago
TheEnd3 your right, there not behaving like the people from other chemical attack videos.

Saved by Grace
1 day ago (edited)
Love Tucker Carlson but I don't watch MSM. Thanks Nathan for putting this on your channel.
Wait, did he just try to tell us the moon landing can't be debated?????? What a lunatic.

yogini sd
1 day ago
WAG THE DOG?

Trudy 333
1 day ago (edited)
I seriously can't understand how anyone could possibly believe those fake looking staged videos of men pouring water over children and forcing inhalers into their mouths. The children look more confused and afraid of that than having 'supposedly' been gassed. I do not believe Assad has ever gassed his own people. It's all just USA war machine propaganda via fake news corporate media. It's getting old now and I think people are starting to wake up to it.

Tony Montana
1 day ago
Problem is when this is revealed beyond doubt that this "attack" was fake - NOTHING will change. NOTHING! Sadly. Except maybe a few more people would awaken. But way too few.

Monkey Junkyard
1 day ago
Tony Montana isn't that the truth. I'm starting to believe humans are way further down the stupid scale.

Deb Olsen
1 day ago
they are making them stupid with what they spray in air & put in food , also TV.

Marie Dee
1 day ago
Tony, the msm will stop talking about.Syria completely soon, if this blows up.

Hitman 009
1 day ago
I watched video on Blackstone intelligence network channel that this fake false flag attack has happened since Clinton era, has happened at least 5-6 times. Jake has detailed report on each one of them in the video.
[See "Blackstone Intelligence Network" (without the quotes) video links below.]

Jay the Explorer
1 day ago (edited)
Bold prediction: Damascus will be hit hard, likely by nuke, on April 19. (That's 2 days from now, so we'll see real soon!) If that happens, look for an EMP + tsunamis + limited nukes on mainland USA on May 1st. This whole thing is scripted, from US to Russia, from Trump to Putin, and they're playing out the "prophecies" of multiple religions and cultures.
The US is intentionally looking ridiculous, criminal, terrorist -- which they are, but they're putting on a big show of it for the world to see. The ultimate goal is to transfer power from the old, Satanic NWO to the kinder, gentler NWO, lead by Russia. The world will welcome the new NWO. Problem -> Reaction -> Solution.

Carmel Roach
1 day ago
The russians and the syreians are telling the truth the uk us and israel are all liears and people who are red pilled havr know this since the very start?

Burnell Zimmerman
1 day ago
Not capable? It is what they do best! So evil.

Blizxard
1 day ago
How can everyone not see that they are using the exact same playbook they used in Iraq? History repeats itself (((by design))).

Jeff Cardinal
1 day ago
Moon landing was fake. Just like all the cgi on the iss! NASA is fake as fuck! All space "images" are not pictures. Look it up.

J Scha
1 day ago
You're going to listen to the US government and not believe anyone but them because there's all these Russian Trolls out there. The USA are the biggest liars there are They started World War two, they did 911 and all these other false flags. I wouldn't believe the US government if you paid me. Maybe they can lock up the people that shot up those kids in Florida and all the others, since they are so concerned about the children.

John B.
1 day ago
The Russians could ask the UN to deploy monitors on the ground to react as quickly as possible to get to the scene of any future, and there will be future, alleged or real chemical attacks, and those monitors should come from as broad a range of UN countries, like my own little country Ireland with its long tradition of UN service in the Middle East. We need honest brokers on the ground, more than journalists.

White Wolf
1 day ago
The chemical attack was 100% fake. Gee, what a surprise. Now let's move on and figure out what they're diverting us from. You don't live below Oroville Dam, do you. If so, you and the cat better start packing.

Angelina Pie
1 day ago
I'm pretty suspicious about why they are letting the mainstream media expose this, because we know they could scrub it and shut it down if they wanted to.

Marie Dee
1 day ago
Angelina, I think it was so fast, it caught them off guard. Give it time, lol?

Andrew Fishman
1 day ago
Because the chemicals team is on the ground now, so nothing will keep the truth quiet. They might as well let it run so they can handle it.

angela tate
1 day ago
Angelina, I agree, nothing gets out unless they ok it, I repeat, nothing.

Marquee Mark
1 hour ago
I think they do what they can but with live t.v. one or two reporter's usually speak the truth and then they get shut down quick. Tucker is very strong willed though and will stick to his guns. He's also big enough on fox now that they can't just fire him without a more damning reason.
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President Assad Fighting Against Christian Genocide in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Fmrye4gvM
Blackstone Intelligence Network
Published on Apr 12, 2018
US-backed terrorists in Syria have been committed genocide against the Christian community. But President Bashar al Assad and the Syrian Arab Army have made great sacrifices to protect the Christians from being killed.



Kevin Bird
1 day ago
We need to investigate our governments/shadow governments (and CIA, FBI, etc...) for these lies and atrocities (war crimes) and put them on trial. Ok people of the world. We have a little momentum now to expose these people that want to destroy our world.
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Russia sends warships loaded with tanks towards Syria As Putin warns of global 'chaos'
Published on Apr 17, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKuFZjof3oA
Russia has sent two warships carrying tanks and military equipment towards the Middle East following co-ordinated military action in Syria. The boats were spotted on The Bosphorus on Sunday, as Vladimir Putin warned that the world would experience 'chaos' if Syria was attacked again. The vessels are believed to be making their way towards the Russian naval base at Tartus on the northern coast of Syria.
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Russia TV Instructs Viewers How to Prepare Bomb Shelters For Nuclear War with the USA
Published on Apr 15, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjpZLV0OTHg
Russian state-owned television is urging the country's residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington.
Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be "catastrophic," an anchor for Russia's Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter.
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Russia warns of 'consequences' over bombing raids in Syria: https://youtu.be/j3XSHBGlEAo
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Bombshell: Professor Stuns MSNBC Panel On Syria
The Jimmy Dore Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O2TRzA2ezk

MSNBC Host SHOCKS Panel: "Saudi Arabia Is Funding Terrorists!'
The Jimmy Dore Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgJAe7i-nAA

Real Journalist Shreds CNN On Air Over S-y-r-i-a Coverage
The Jimmy Dore Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEwIUuc_Y-g

Chemical Attacks In Syria Proven To Be False
The Jimmy Dore Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbWAABd9CV4

"YES! WE ARE AT WAR WITH SYRIA!" Congress Moves To "Update" President Trump's War Powers Authority!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0k0ruEW-dw
wwwMOXNEWScom
Published on Apr 17, 2018
April 17,, 2018 MSM News http://MOXNews.com

The REAL Reason Trump Bombed Syria? The NEW Tomahawk Missiles Are Ready For Delivery! DUH!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hA_9UR9wcY

FAKE WAR Exposed By REAL Journalist Robert Fisk
Real News with David Knight
Published on Apr 18, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N_2e8OvoSU
FINALLY, someone investigated the allegations of a chemical weapon attack in Douma, Syria -- after the retaliatory strike, of course. Here's what award winning journalist Robert Fisk discovered.

Syrian president's wife slams Western media coverage of war - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAZ7_QENtwE

Exposing the media lies about Syria, Assad, and the White Helmets
Published on Apr 11, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQnHEcnbWC0
A compilation of clips from various sources exposing the twisting, obfuscation, and outright lying of western mainstream media outlets regarding events in Syria.

The CIA Preps Their Next JFK Psyop
corbettreport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9rfdNf5zro

Proof American Wars Are All Lies & For Oil
The Jimmy Dore Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FE8-HkXlOs

BOMBSHELL - Russian Evidence of Staged Chemical Attack in Syria
Blackstone Intelligence Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTXXB1n8q50
You've seen the footage of Syrian children being treated in a hospital for chemical exposure all over western media. But Russia has released video testimony of medical personnel from the hospital who say that nobody showed any signs at all of chemical exposure. They also blow the lid off of the western propaganda regarding the hospital footage. To jump straight to the video evidence, go to minute 7:41

Footage of Syrian Army Fighting Jaish al Islam in Douma
Blackstone Intelligence Network
Published on Apr 13, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fI9qA9BeXU
It was the successful liberation of Syrian citizens in #Douma by the Syrian Arab Army that led to the false flag chemical weapon attack by Jaish al Islam with the help of the White Helmets. This is footage from some of the fighting.
This footage is not posted for shock value or to glorify violence - but to educate the public on world events and to speak out against war.

SYRIA - the Terrifying Truth of What is Really Happening
Blackstone Intelligence Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHsfc49Y_Fk
This is what every person needs to know about what is really happening in Syria. To jump to the most recent news, skip to 26:05 and SHARE THIS VIDEO!

Major Evidence Syrian Chemical Attack Staged by US-backed Terrorists
Blackstone Intelligence Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CChV1UVfoQ
In 2013, Qatari intelligence tried to hire a UK mercenary contractor company to give chemical weapons to US-backed rebels in Syria to stage a chemical weapons attack to be used to justify western military intervention.
For more:
Investigative News Reports Blackstone Intelligence Network Posts
https://www.blackstoneintel.com/blog/evidence-of-staged-bodies-in-douma
http://archive.is/pYxDA
https://www.facebook.com/blackstoneintel
https://www.britamdefence.com


Russian Evidence of Staged Chemical Attack in Syria 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttu4zcYNOL8

American Intelligence Media
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv0dEcvXLOf4ZFvjCahK4Lw
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Russian Journalist Maxim Borodin Dies From Mysterious Fall After Reporting On Deaths Of Mercenaries In Syria
https://freedomoutpost.com/russian-journalist-maxim-borodin-dies-from-mysterious-fall-after-reporting-on-deaths-of-mercenaries-in-syria/
Borodin's reporting recently in February was about the Russian mercenaries known as the "Wagner Group," a highly secretive, private Russian military force that is engaged in both the Ukraine and Syria. Many of those forces were killed in the US strike on Syria.

Putin ally's private army behind attack on U.S.-backed forces?
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-vladimir-putin-yevgeny-prigozhin-wagner-group-attack-us-allies-syria/
MOSCOW -- We are learning more about who was likely behind an attack earlier this month on a rebel base in northern Syria, where American forces were embedded with the [anti-government terrorists] fighters [that the US is funding, arming, supporting and using for more regime changes]. The Russian mercenaries who carried out the siege -- which was repelled by U.S. airstrikes -- were reportedly working for oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of Vladimir Putin...
As CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports, the attack took place on Feb. 7, and the U.S. response resulted in a number of Russian mercenaries being killed. There were no U.S. casualties.
When the U.S. soldiers called in airstrikes to defend themselves, they had no idea they would end up killing dozens Russian civilians.
The U.S. military has released video of the strike, showing some of the mercenaries and one of their tanks. U.S. officials believe the soldiers-for-hire were attacking a gas installation right next to the base controlled by U.S. special operations forces and their Kurdish allies.
U.S. officials have told CBS News that Prigozhin was in contact with both Syrian and Russian officials in the days before and after the attack. The U.S. believes the Russian mercenaries knew they were attacking a position held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rebels (US-backed terrorists who are trying to overthrow Syria's government), but didn't know there were U.S. advisers at the site.
The mercenaries -- members of what is essentially Yevgeny Prigozhin's private army -- originally went to Syria to back up the Russian military, which came to the rescue of Bashar Assad's beleaguered forces a couple years ago...

US Submarine That Attacked Syria 'NOT WELCOME' Back To Italy After 'Failed' Strike
https://freedomoutpost.com/us-submarine-that-attacked-syria-not-welcome-back-to-italy-after-failed-strike/
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The Dire Threat of Israeli Zionist Control Over America
Blackstone Intelligence Network
Published on Apr 18, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFw31j035OQ
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel. No nation has posed as much danger to the survival of the United States as Israel. I love history. Lessons learned by past generations can help us to navigate through today's tangled maze - if we are willing to pay attention to history's lessons. History repeats itself, so we benefit from studying previous events to avoid making the same mistakes again.

The True Story of the USS Liberty - Important Documentary on Israel
Blackstone Intelligence Network
Published on Apr 17, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfWpu5a-uDk
Please share this important educational video on the USS Liberty. This is true history that is confirmed by scholars and historians. In 1967, the Zionist regime in Israel attacked a US navy vessel and tried to kill all of the sailors on board. The purpose was to frame Egypt for the attack and draw the United States into a war against Israel's enemy. It was a very similar plan to what Israel is doing to provoke the USA into a war with Iran today.

THE USS LIBERTY, Every American Must Know - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFvRcX2Sz0

McCain and Israel's Bombing of the U.S.S. Liberty - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7yEnMjQ6U

The USS Liberty Attack In A Nutshell
David Strader
Published on Jun 5, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBB6CqCGWh8
This year marks the 47th anniversary of the slaughter and betrayal of American sailors on the high seas. On June 8, 1967, while on official duty for the United States government, the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Defense Forces in international waters. A rescue attempt was recalled by the Johnson administration.
For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/ussliberty

USS Liberty Survivor Sergeant Bryce Lockwood Reveals Truth about the USS Liberty False Flag Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6k7RQccuzU

**MUST WATCH** Israel Did 9-11 Jewish Ex-Marine SPEAKS OUT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxJm9z8UwFc

USS Liberty EXPOSED
Published on Aug 29, 2007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QocrbaZ7AiU
Alex Jones exposes the agenda behind the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 by use of recently declassified documents and the President Johnson tapes which are as significant if not more then the Nixon tapes. The attack on the USS Liberty was a false flag operation fully approved by the LBJ administration (think Tonkin gulf) to serve as a pretext to a nuclear attack on Egypt and a full take over of Middle East oil.

Israel's deadly attack on USS Liberty emerges from the past
RT America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f98jxoUUrzg

Americans Are In Denial About 9/11
Mike Wayne
Published on Jan 29, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuyh3m0qb5o
Denial and a controlled media keep the sheep asleep.

US President LBJ Ordered USS Liberty Sunk as Pretext for War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LIHjRyFUl8

The Day Liberty Died
Black Pilled
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYjRREqUF0

McCain Confronted on USS Liberty Cover-up & Media Accomplices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2d0CKXy8HQ

USS Liberty Survivor Tells Truth About Israel (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqFDZ2bRmPg
USS Libery Survivor Tells Truth About Israel Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wei_lcL_yTU

The Day Israel Attacked America: 50th Anniversary of the USS Liberty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2s6oFecf2Q

The Truth About Trump's Airstrikes in Syria - Podcast
Blackstone Intelligence Network
Published on Apr 14, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_BLu03JdSc
I discuss the similarities between Trump's Syria operation and similar airstrikes carried out by his predecessors.
https://www.blackstoneintel.com

USA Waging Secret Wars On Behalf of Rothschild Network
Blackstone Intelligence Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeZwBoI9qwE
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Trump Overruled Mattis on Congressional OK Before Striking Syria
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-mattis-advice-airstrikes/2018/04/18/id/855178/

President Donald Trump overruled Defense Secretary James Mattis' advice to get Congressional approval to strike Syria, The New York Times reported.

Trump wanted a rapid response that would correlate well with his strong tweets about Syria earlier in the week, the Times reports.

Mattis was able to earn a compromise from the president by limiting the scope - three targets - of the airstrikes, the Times reports. Mattis worried that a too-aggressive response could run the risk of widening the dispute with Russia over Syria.

Where Mattis once had an ideological ally in former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser John Bolton is a hawk who will not defer to the defense secretary, the Times reports, a new dynamic that took center stage Friday night at the White House.

Mattis has defended the military response as being in accord "under international law, under our nation's laws. But flak is coming from both sides of the aisle.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Trump "missed a real opportunity here to get it right."

And the left viewed the strikes as a show card.

"The strike was really just enough to cover the president politically, but not enough to spark a war with the Russians," Jon Soltz, chairman of the liberal veterans group VoteVets, told the Times.

"It was clear the military had tight constraints on the operation, and that everybody in the military seemed to know that except the president."

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Sen. Ernst: Congressional Approval Needed for More Syria Actions
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/joni-ernst-support-action-syria-more-discussion/2018/04/15/id/854597/
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Employee Of Bombed Research Site In Syria Says No Chemicals Released Is Proof None Exist
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/employee-of-bombed-research-site-in-syria-says-no-chemicals-released-is-proof-none-exist_04162018

An employee of the chemical research center which was bombed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France says that no chemicals were released during the strike that leveled the building. That's incredibly important proof that no chemical weapons we actually there, he said.

Said Said, an engineer at the Scientific Research Center facility, told RT Arabic that the very fact that no chemicals were released during the strike should serve as evidence that no chemical weapons program was run at the site. "You can see for yourself that nothing has happened. I've been here since 5:00 a.m. No signs of weapons-grade chemicals," he said. The researcher said he had worked at the facility for decades, and it used to develop medicine and household chemicals.

The West is alleging Bashar al-Assad, Syria's leader used chemical weapons on civilians to justify military attacks on Damascus and Homs. But interestingly enough, those strikes occurred the day before international investigators were scheduled to arrive to conduct a thorough inspection of the site.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had visited the site several times and never found any traces of banned chemicals. Since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention under a deal brokered by Russia and the US in 2013, the UN chemical watchdog repeatedly confirmed its full compliance with its obligations to dismantle and remove its chemical stockpiles. In June 2014, the OPCW declared Syria free of chemical weapons.

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he was still looking for evidence. Yet the bombing happened anyway.

"We even provided them [OPCW] with a special place where they could collect and pack test samples taken during the inspection," Said told RT. The inspectors would stay in the rooms on the upper floor and use the laboratory equipment, and the staff was "cooperating with them completely."

Being a civilian research center, the staff did not believe it would be identified as the primary target for an attack. "As we work in civilian pharmaceutical and chemical research, we did not expect that we would be hit," Said told AFP. The allegations that that Barzeh was an integral part of Syria's chemical program were "totally incorrect," he stressed, speaking to CBS News.

Reports by the UN's chemical watchdog, the latest of which was filed just a month ago, suggest Said is correct, and there are no chemical weapons at the facility. The report on the first inspection that was conducted between February 26 and March 5, 2017, says that "the inspection team did not observe any activities inconsistent with obligations under the Convention," noting that Damascus had provided unimpeded access to the inspectors "to all selected areas."

The follow-up inspection, carried out in November, did not find any incriminating evidence either. The March 2018 report reiterates: "As stated in previous reports, all of the chemicals declared by the Syrian Arab Republic that were removed from its territory in 2014 have now been destroyed."
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Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military 'Drill'
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/thousands-of-us-troops-amass-on-syrian-border-for-military-drill_04182018
The timing of this "event," both this year and last, however, is incredibly unsettling. Both came at a time when the US had decided that the Syrian government had conducted a chemical weapons attack against their own citizens. Neither chemical attack had any evidence, and in fact, there's more evidence to suggest the attacks didn't even happen.(http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/syria-conflict-alert-russia-claims-to-have-found-syrian-rebel-chemical-weapons_04172018)...
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Syria Conflict Alert: Russia Claims To Have Found Syrian Rebel Chemical Weapons!
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/syria-conflict-alert-russia-claims-to-have-found-syrian-rebel-chemical-weapons_04172018

When the United States launched a joint attack on Damascus, Syria stating they were targeting chemical weapons facilities, many balked claiming it was too soon. That all appears to be correct, as Russia claims to have found chemical weapons: in the hands of the US and Saudi-backed jihadist rebels.

The Russian military says that it has found rebel chemical weapons stockpiles in the Syrian town hit by a suspected chemical attack, the town of Douma. And the US is now claiming Russia "hacked" the chemical weapons evidence. (https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-17/us-now-says-russia-hacked-syrian-chemical-attack-evidence) And the rhetoric continues. It wasn't a far enough stretch to accuse Russia of "hacking the election," so the US is taking it one step further in their quest to advance a war.

While Russia's foreign ministry warns that Western powers are interfering with OPCW's work in Syria (noting that the chemical weapons experts' access to Douma is being hampered by remaining militants, supported by Washington), as Caitlin Johnstone details, (https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-russia-hacked-the-evidence-of-chemical-attack-in-syria-85a17e6d6087) we are now being told by US officials (and I assure you I am not making this up) that if the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons doesn't find evidence that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, it's because Russia hid the evidence. --Zerohedge
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-17/us-now-says-russia-hacked-syrian-chemical-attack-evidence

Alexander Rodionov of the military's chemical weapons protection unit said Tuesday its experts found chlorine and components for producing mustard gas at a rebel laboratory in Douma. Rodionov said the canister with chlorine was similar to the one shown in images released by activists, according to The Associated Press.
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/syria-strike-live-updates-trump-vows-to-keep-pressure-on-assad-1.5995417

Given the immense dearth of evidence we've been seeing in support of the establishment Douma narrative and the mounting pile of evidence contradicting it, (https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/all-of-these-russia-escalations-were-planned-years-ago-c3e5ad7e20f9) it sure does make the United States government and its mainstream media propaganda arm look like the liars most of us already know they are. The problem is, however, the media and the corrupt government are ramping up for a war and their rhetoric could be paid for with our lives, so this is an incredibly big deal.

More importantly, The Independent's famous war journalist Robert Fisk has published a report (http://archive.is/9Xlue) which affirms the story (https://twitter.com/iadtawil/status/984882589088538624) so many western government lapdogs have been dismissing as Kremlin propaganda for days now. After interviewing a doctor from the hospital of the area where the Douma attack was supposed to have occurred, Fisk was told by Dr. Assim Rahaibani that what was in actuality an outbreak of respiratory distress (https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-chemical-attack-gas-douma-robert-fisk-ghouta-damascus-a8307726.html) among occupants of a dusty oxygen-deprived tunnel was made to look like the aftereffects of a chemical weapons attack when a member of the White Helmets started shouting about a gas attack in front of a bunch of video cameras. Everyone panicked and started hosing themselves down, but in the video, according to Rahaibani, "what you see are people suffering from hypoxia -- not gas poisoning."
OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSXwG-901yU
One America's Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape.

Fisk's report was independently backed up by a reporter from One America News Network named Pearson Sharp, who gave a detailed account (https://youtu.be/lSXwG-901yU) of his interviews with officials, doctors, as well as many civilians on the street. Sharp says he deliberately selected at random in order to avoid accusations of bias. Many people interviewed hadn't even heard that a chemical weapons attack had taken place and the ones who had said it was staged by Jaysh al-Islam. The staff at the hospital, including a medic-in-training who was an eyewitness to the incident, gave the same story as the account in Fisk's report.

The government and the mainstream media seem intent upon selling us a war based on lies and a complete lack of evidence. Of course it's easy for the elites to demand a war. It isn't their blood on the lines after all...
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https://worldaffairs.blog/2018/03/17/syrian-war-for-dummies-three-versions/
When FSA and AQ failed to oust Assad, the "powers that be" started recruiting Sunni extremists in Iraq. In April 2013, ISIS was officially established out of the AQI insurgency. In the next year, these barbaric mercenaries would capture much of eastern Syria. This was also the year when Obama's red-line was crossed -- the use of chemical weapons by Assad. UN experts who went to the site soon found that it was actually the rebels who had likely used the chemical weapons. The report was quickly drowned by the western propaganda machine...

U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator
This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she added, speaking in Italian.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505

Chaos in Syria, Part I -- 3 Motives and 7 Countries
https://worldaffairs.blog/2016/01/26/chaos-in-syria-part-i-3-motives-and-7-countries/
In this first month of 2016, we can be grateful that World War III didn't start over Russia's intervention in Syria that saw Turkey, a NATO member, shoot down a Russian jet. If Russia had retaliated, the other NATO members -- U.S., U.K., Germany, France etc. ­-- would have been obligated to join the fight. But it's not over yet. The chaos in Syria -- and the Middle East, in general -- is now spilling over to Europe and the rest of the world. Millions of refugees, fanatic jihadists, hundreds of thousands of dead civilians, powerful nations colliding with another ... all add up to a nightmarish powder keg.
The driving forces behind this bedlam are the perfect storm of confluence of geopolitics, oil, war-profiteering and religion. If that is not enough, there are several countries and jihadist groups involved in this conflict, with bewildering relationships that are often temporary, conflicting and totally Machiavellian.
Among the countries involved, the key outside players who have been trying to bring down the Syrian government are the U.S. and its six dwarfs: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, Israel and Britain. The seventh dwarf is really a collection of nations that occasionally offer help, but are not deeply involved in the Syrian project. Germany, Kuwait, Bosnia, Canada etc. would fall under the category of "seventh dwarf."
Now, what in the world would all these countries have against a tiny country of Syria that most people can't even locate on the map? Part I of this analysis will look into the three motives of seven countries that essentially form the Coalition of Regime Change...

Chaos in Syria, Part II -- Destruction, ISIS and Beyond
https://worldaffairs.blog/2016/01/31/chaos-in-syria-part-ii-destruction-isis-and-beyond/
Rumble in the Desert -- Events Leading up to Arab Spring
As stated before in Part I of this two-part series, the redrawing of the Middle East has been in the U.S. radar for a long time. Quoting Wesley Clark again, he was told -- in 1991 -- by the prominent Neocon and then #3 official in the Pentagon, Paul Wolfowitz: "One thing we did learn from the Persian Gulf War is that we can use our military in the Middle East and the Russians won't stop us. And we've got about five or ten years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes -- Syria, Iran, Iraq -- before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-06/putin-has-just-put-end-wolfowitz-doctrine
Syrian President Assad knew he was on the crosshair of the US military, so he actually tried to court the US and the European governments. After 9/11, he cooperated extensively with the FBI and the CIA, giving them valuable information on Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda who were covertly operating in the Syrian/Iraqi borders.
But all his efforts were like a rabbit trying to make friends with a hungry lion. Before the dust settled on the "shock and awe" campaign against Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration had labeled Syria a "rogue nation" and threatened it with sanctions, which came into force the next year. By 2005, the Bush administration had withdrawn the U.S. ambassador from Syria. That's when the "regime change" apparatus and programs were switched on.
After decades of regime changes around the world, the program has been fine-tuned into an algorithm. Enticing top political and military leaders to defect, funding "grassroots" opposition movements on the ground, arming militants, waging propaganda war, stirring up religious and social tensions are all standard protocols in a regime change operation...

Globalists Have Lost the Middle East
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/12/05/globalists-have-lost-the-middle-east/
Total fiasco. That's a quick way to characterize the US/globalist adventure in Syria and the Middle East in the last six years. The proxy war on Syria not only failed to accomplish its goal -- removal of Assad -- it tremendously weakened the US in the Middle East, strengthened its adversaries, and soured its relations with many allies. If it were a movie, America's recent Mideast policy would be called, "How to Lose a Region in 6 Years"; and if it were a book, it would be titled, "How to Win Enemies and Lose Influence."...

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/04/04/false-flag-or-fake-chemical-gas-attack-in-syria/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/26/bashar-and-asma-al-assad-slideshow/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/21/white-helmets-exposed-in-pics-and-videos/

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/08/direct-jihadist-collusion-over-one-dozen-videos-capture-white-helmets-working-side-by-side-with-terrorist-groups/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/04/09/syria-great-case-study-in-war-propaganda/
Here is a quick analysis of why the so-called "chemical gas attack" in Syria in April is very likely a fake or a false flag attack.
Cui Bono: Latin for "Who Benefits?" Who gains from this attack? Certainly not the Syrian President, Assad.
Assad has been winning the battles against both ISIS and Al Qaeda since the end of 2016, capturing one major city/region after another.
Five days before the gas attack, Trump said he is dropping the slogan, "Assad must go."
And the EU-UN-Syria peace talks were starting on April 4th -- the exact day when the alleged "chemical attack" occurred.
A chemical attack by Assad at this point would be the dumbest move ever that turns the world against him. So the ONLY people to benefit from this "chemical gas attack" are Assad's enemies, who have the motives, means and opportunity.
In 2013, the terrorists used a similar chemical attack stunt after which Obama authorized sales of missiles and powerful rockets...

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/19/war-on-syria-the-logical-fallacies/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/27/insanity-of-syrian-war-from-syrias-perspective/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/07/assad-is-not-a-brutal-dictator/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/25/syria-1930s-thru-1960s-slideshow/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/25/assad-and-christians-slideshow/
Assad protects all minorities, and his focus is on Syria, not religious ideology. He visits churches, which is almost unheard of among Muslim leaders. He celebrates Christmas with Christians, which would be close to apostasy for Wahhabis and Salafists.
Assad has been helping the Christian monasteries and churches that were destroyed/damaged by radical Islamists. This is why when churches in Syria have a public parade, they often carry a picture of Assad along with the cross...

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/07/08/15-articles-on-syria-that-will-destroy-every-mainstream-narrative/

https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/05/16/truth-about-syria-2-min-video/

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/05/embracing-islamic-terrorism.html

Islamic Terrorism: Our Ally For 38 Years
History of US Embracing Islamic Terrorism (for proxy wars since 1979)
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/05/28/embracing-islamic-terrorism/
Shocking Truth: USA & Islamic Terrorism -- Partners For Proxy Wars
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/02/shocking-truth-usa-islamic-terrorism-partners-for-proxy-wars/
Dear Diary, I can't show this letter to the innocent people of America and the world, so it's just between you and me. Imagine the shock and the outrage if I say that we have to embrace Islamic terrorism! The average person doesn't understand what's at stake and how sometimes the elites need to rely on "controlled chaos" for the greater good.
Islamic terrorists are wonderful instruments for proxy wars -- they cost very little but fight fearlessly. They are a global resource that can be brought into any local conflict. They are also expendable -- we use them when convenient and kill them when inconvenient.
If this shocks the conscience of people, it just means they haven't been paying keen attention. Consider the following examples:

US and Allies Created, Funded, Armed ISIS
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/05/09/us-and-allies-created-funded-armed-isis/
The idea of US and its allies supporting ISIS is shocking to most people and creates a lot of painful cognitive dissonance. The immediate reactions might be, "Impossible" ... "Conspiracy Theory!" However, all the evidences are incontrovertible and have been laid out before us. It's just a matter of piecing them together.
You see, to overthrow Assad in Syria, the US elites couldn't openly arm Al Qaeda and ISIS. That's where Saudi Arabia and Qatar come into play. These two countries would buy the weapons from the U.S. and ship them to the terrorists in Syria mostly via Turkey and some through Jordan (Turkey borders Syria on the north; Jordan on the south).
All the top people in the U.S. government knew and acknowledged the roles of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in funding ISIS. For example......

Obama SAYS We Are Training ISIS! WAKE UP PEOPLE!! Christian Video Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUABL-Ialck

Obama admits to protecting ISIS!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpuBft0tp3k

Putin Explains How Obama Created ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLufaTK29s

Obama Caught Running ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r3qvUfzOHA

Exactly how the US trained and armed ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnU6P2T5Yr4
As soon as ISIS (ISIL, Islamic State, etc) popped up, people began to claim the US was responsible for creating them. At first it was just fringe news sites, but now even the MSM can't deny the connection between ISIS and the US. The Resident discusses.

Why President Obama Says ISIL And Not ISIS | The Daily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea4TK_ISz3M

Rudy Giuliani: 'ISIS is an Obama creation'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK7GxK9d5k0

EX-MARINE TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT ISIS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-sOnmsWivs

U.S Senator Confirms Hillary Clinton Created !$!$
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKr6fWv1ASc

Putin on the destruction of the Middle East -- Must watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy5F5nDuXYY

Officials: How Did ISIS Get So Many Toyotas?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq_iP5lQsAU

U.S. Directly Funding ISIS - Congresswoman Tusli Gabbard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5PHpaPRuOc

Behind Tulsi Gabbard's 'Stop Arming Terrorists' bill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpe-2Yi6ZuE

"THIS IS ILLEGAL!!" Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's BRILLIANT Takedown of Trump's Illegal War in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPS5HzG7raw

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on the US strikes on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDw0HLefXZ4

BREAKING: Tulsi Gabbard demands answers from Defense Secretary James Mattis on attacking Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G2tPs3aZyU

Democrats Calling For Tulsi Gabbard To Resign From Congress Because Of Her Anti-War Stance!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwJwUvkX9z8

Tulsi Gabbard Takes Neocon to Task Over Proposed War in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7K5Z3WSPLM

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Questions Secretary Mattis on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXK3il-E7RE

Dem lawmaker who met with Assad blasts Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cduat02QyI

Lawmaker questions gas attack evidence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSD4tpNazlk

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Says The U.S. Government Is Directly Funding ISIS And Al Qaeda!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qdf2WH4g9k

Presstitutes And Members Of Congress Harassing Tulsi Gabbard For Meeting With Syrian President!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tch2JQqNu4I

MUST SEE VIDEO! Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Secretly Meets With Syrian President Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZuLzHyUpI

Gabbard: Media misses point of CIA program Trump ended
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvnZ1WZw_4

Tulsi Gabbard: I don't fear Clintons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzYoDOXsNm8

Tulsi Gabbard Sets the Record Straight on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FazxlJsifJ4

Gabbard Takes on Washington after Talks with President Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JmKQWLDuU

Tulsi Gabbard Sets the Record Straight on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FazxlJsifJ4

Tulsi Gabard.exposes America's shame in Syria.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23uqZdJS6FE

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Explains Why "We Have To Stop Spending TRILLIONS On Regime Change Wars!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxaYHDqo5ts

Tulsi Gabbard - CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7Q8X60KQ9Q

Tulsi Gabbard Visit To Syria (Jan. 25, 2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8I02I7uMgY

'Assad is not a dictator' -- fmr Capitol Hill staffer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9wsZFFLl1g

Kucinich: No evidence Assad was behind chemical attacks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq1DKoln8WQ

Tulsi Gabbard on CNN New Day talking about her new bill, Stop Arming Terrorists Act
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5hOUDn5ROU

Pro Trump Democrat Turns On Obama's Policy Of Arming ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgdJZRNZ_RE

Tulsi Gabbard Opens Up On Syria Trip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOPdGYGjCK0

Journalist Smearing Tulsi Gabbard For Advocating Truth In S-Y-R-I-A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNDxrfl6oQ

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard "This War Has Only Strengthened Terrorist Groups Like ISIS!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ1_tVXbJYk

Tulsi Gabbard NOT Taking Lobbyist Money! Corporate Dem's Immediately Smear Her!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M01rcuY_UZk

Democrats Decry Tulsi Gabbard's Syria Gas Attack Skepticism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ukUpmrnqoQ

Tulsi Gabbard Once Again Shows What She Stands For!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgJXMUkciPc

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's Town Hall Meeting - Kona, Hawaii - April 11, 2017 (Full Coverage)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQbObQQ65fk

Tulsi Gabbard Schools Dianne Feinstein on 'Medicare For All'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnpzwdjqvqw

Rep. Gabbard on Syria: Evidence, facts matter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZNKK_91RVU

Corporate Dems: Primary Tulsi Gabbard For Questioning Regime Change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BueJfA_OWDo

CNN Exclusive: Rep. Gabbard on meeting with Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID223ToMVxM

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Should be Removed From Congress for Telling the TRUTH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ILWsWdhyFs

US is destabilizing Syria on purpose -- journalist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qln9NhqfHS4

Trump is Pushing US Into Scripted and Pre-Planned World War III
The Dollar Vigilante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1suZ3PM97pM

What the Media Won't Tell You about Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alATb7oLRbo

Putin: We don't protect Assad, we protect Syria from becoming Libya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gr-U80t_rc

Assad to RT: 'I'm not Western puppet - I live and die in Syria' (EXCLUSIVE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH4JKjVRyA

Why The CIA Has Been Trying To Overthrow Syria Since The 50's (syn: 1950s; 1950's)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqz9LT-pt-g
Also see: http://mondoweiss.net/2018/04/neocons-liberal-interventionists/

US War Veteran: I stand behind Assad a 100%
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8io4TnlRHE

Russia, Syria & Iran demand no further US strikes on Syria -- foreign ministers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNhSjjz5uxI

Debate: Did Syria strikes undermine credibility of the Trump admin?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10X2NsH5qE

RUSSIA STRIKES BACK! RIGHT AFTER TRUMP BOMBED SYRIA, PUTIN DID THE UNTHINKABLE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TFWsWx9iNQ

Tucker Carlson Goes on Epic Rant Against War in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0niyl-vDBk
Tucker: Why is Washington united behind a war in Syria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-yba3R6IBY
Tucker Carlson REACTS To The Airstrike On Syria 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2ZyhxwZO7g
Tucker Carlson Tells Truth About Syria - Crosses Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbQB1EQ32CE

After Trump Bombed Syria, Are We All Neocons Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIAH_Kpfzk

The state of Syria is a result of US intervention -- Middle Eastern historian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHDBJWTvQhs

US 'knows what happened' in Syrian gas attack, won't admit it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sserpHcMHDI

'A major turning point': What Syrians say about Trump's Syria strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5c6YS-Ax8c

The Burden Against Damascus
https://newswithviews.com/the-burden-against-damascus/
The targeted strikes on Syria were a retaliatory response following Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians outside Damascus, reportedly killing at least 42 adults and children. After the chemical weapons attack, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to exact a "big price" upon the Assad regime...
by George Lujack

Next, We Must Bomb Myanmar, Sudan, Saudi Arabia And South Africa
This act of cowardice by terrorists killed two people, including an American GI; hundreds were wounded, including 50 to 60 Americans. Once Reagan was absolutely certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that Libya was responsible for this unprovoked act which led to the murder and injury of Americans, he acted without hesitation..........
"Michael Savage, a prominent conservative radio host and author, tweeted that "We lost. War machine bombs Syria. No evidence Assad did it. Sad warmongers hijacking our nation. Sad." Alex Jones, one of Trump's biggest and most consistent supporters went ballistic over the bombing...
https://newswithviews.com/next-we-must-bomb-myanmar-sudan-saudi-arabia-and-south-africa/
by Devvy Kidd.

Mueller's Team Of Legal Terrorists Plot To Destroy Our President
The President needs to call Sessions into his office and tell him to rein in Mueller, that his only investigation is into Russian collusion. If Sessions refuses to do that for whatever reason, then Trump needs to hand him his resignation and say, "Sign here." I would do this immediately, but perhaps it would work best during a Congressional recess. That way Trump could temporarily appoint whomever he wishes, just as G. W. Bush did with John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN in order to break through the wall of opposition.........
https://newswithviews.com/muellers-team-of-legal-terrorists-plot-to-destroy-our-president/
by Kelleigh Nelson

Our None Of Our Business Endless International Wars
Since my youth, I watched our country fight useless wars around the world for the past 60 years. Korea killed 33,000 innocent American kids for absolutely nothing. Vietnam killed 53,319 U.S. kids while injuring 350,000 both physically and mentally as it dragged on for 10 years. It accomplished nothing but death and ecological mayhem in Nam. It killed 2.3 million Vietamese.........
https://newswithviews.com/our-none-of-our-business-endless-international-wars/
by Frosty Wooldridge
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Next, We Must Bomb Myanmar, Sudan, Saudi Arabia And South Africa
Apr 16, 2018 Read More Articles by Devvy Kidd (https://newswithviews.com/author/devvy-kidd/)
https://newswithviews.com/next-we-must-bomb-myanmar-sudan-saudi-arabia-and-south-africa/
http://tennesseewatchman.com/2018/04/next-we-must-bomb-myanmar-sudan-saudi-arabia-and-south-africa/

On the morning of April 20, 1986, Americans woke up to the news that Air Force F-111's and other support aircraft had carried out a full-scale raid on Moamaar Khadafy in Libya. Why did Ronald Reagan order this precision bombing of Tripoli? A series of telex messages had been intercepted from Libya's East Berlin embassy right before and after a disco was bombed in West Berlin on April 5, 1986. Based on hard intelligence, Reagan cited "irrefutable" evidence that Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy was the brains behind the bombing and the decision was made to strike back.

This act of cowardice by terrorists killed two people, including an American GI; hundreds were wounded, including 50 to 60 Americans. Once Reagan was absolutely certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that Libya was responsible for this unprovoked act which led to the murder and injury of Americans, he acted without hesitation.

The guidelines for this mission were crystal clear: There should be minimal risk to pilots to reduce any chance of our own becoming POWs. The targets would be military, civilians would be spared as much as possible, but there was no mistake: Go for the kill and send a very clear and unequivocal message to anyone who dare harm our own. If the proof is there, our military go, get the job done and come home.

We did not invade that country and begin the process of destroying the culture of the indigenous population by forcing "democracy" on them. Following our right to retaliate against any nation that kills or harms our own, Reagan did not engage in an endless and deceitful mission to "rebuild" Libya.

Americans were not fleeced to the tune of tens and tens of billions of dollars to provide "humanitarian aid," build new schools or become friends with an enemy nation -- a certain recipe for failure. It is not our responsibility or duty to "win the hearts and minds" of any foreign country or their people to fight some endless "war on terrorism."

Let's walk back to what I have previously written about Syria and the civil war created by disgruntled voters.

2013: "Bashar al-Assad is the president of Syria. In June 2014 Syria had elections and Assad was reelected. There were two other candidates on the ballot unlike other fake elections in the Middle East. Assad received 88.7% of the vote. Those blood thirsty rebels you and I are being raped to pay for their internal civil war over there didn't like the outcome of the election as I wrote in my last column, States Must Refuse To Take Any More Refugees."
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd691.htm

2015: "As I have written several times, you and I are being raped in taxes to fund so-called rebels in Syria who want their legally elected president, Assad, thrown out of office. Assad is another bad guy who oddly enough has protected Christians in his country even though he is a Shia muslim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA28aVez2yc

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"Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday (http://news.yahoo.com/us-lawmakers-forget-assad-focus-172759340.html) to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS.


"The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria," Gabbard said. "The first is the war against ISIS and other Islamic extremists, which Congress authorized after the terrorist attack on 9/11. The second war is the illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad."

"Scott said, "Working to remove Assad at this stage is counter-productive to what I believe our primary mission should be."

"Publicly, the United States has focused its efforts on fighting IS and urging Assad to step down. But beyond thousands of U.S. airstrikes targeting IS in the region, the CIA began a covert operation in 2013 to arm, fund and train a moderate opposition to Assad. The secret CIA program is the only step the U.S. is taking on Assad militarily."

"There is the key word: illegally. Something the criminal impostor in the White House and hundreds of Republicans and Democrats in Congress don't seem to give a damn about. In the case of Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama, he does what his handlers tell him to do while ignoring any input from high ranking military who are actually in the theater of operations. The brain dead in the U.S. Congress continue to sit back and allow we the people to be raped in more massive unpayable debt to play geopolitical games in pursuit of world government through brute force."

That's right. Our involvement in Syria's election war is illegal. There's been no declaration of war by Congress. Yet, once again, our government has stuck its nose into another foreign country's woes.

CIA Ops Finally Revealed: What the US Ambassador in Benghazi was Really Doing

"According to information cited by Klein, Stevens served less as a diplomat and more as an arms dealer and intelligence coordinator for assistance to the so-called Arab Spring, with particular emphasis on the Syrian rebels.

"As was widely reported, Stevens originally arrived in Libya during the revolution aboard a Greek cargo ship carrying equipment and vehicles. His original task in Libya was to serve as the main interlocutor between the Obama administration and the rebels based in Benghazi. Stevens never abandoned that role, even after becoming ambassador, according to Klein.

"Indeed, the New York Times reported in December 2012 that Stevens himself facilitated an application to the State Department for the sale of weapons filed by one Marc Turi, whom the Times' describes as an "American arms merchant who had sought to provide weapons to Libya."

"The Times reported (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/world/middleeast/arms-airlift-to-syrian-rebels-expands-with-cia-aid.html) Turi's first application was rejected in March 2011 but was approved two months later after he stated "only that he planned to ship arms worth more than $200 million to Qatar." Qatar was Turkey's partner in aiding the Syrian rebels."

The Benghazi Brief -- The Entire Story Of Operation "Zero Footprint" In Libya and Why Further Benghazi Committee Hearings Are Futile
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/08/09/the-benghazi-brief-the-entire-story-of-operation-zero-footprint-in-libya-and-why-further-committee-hearings-are-futile/

"We know Operation Zero Footprint was the covert transfer of weapons from the U.S to the Libyan "rebels". (https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/06/18/cia-operation-zero-footprint-qatar-benghazi-and-the-connection-to-ahmed-abu-khattala-is-the-real-motive-for-the-obama-administrations-recent-arrest/) We also know the operation avoided the concerns with congressional funding, and potential for public scrutiny, through financing by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"We also know that officials within the government of Qatar(https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/06/18/cia-operation-zero-footprint-qatar-benghazi-and-the-connection-to-ahmed-abu-khattala-is-the-real-motive-for-the-obama-administrations-recent-arrest/) served as the intermediaries for the actual transfer of the weapons, thereby removing the footprint of the U.S. intervention.

"We know the entire operation was coordinated and controlled by the State Department and CIA. We also know (from the Senate Foreign Relations Benghazi hearings) that "Zero Footprint" was unknown to the 2011 Pentagon and/or DoD commanders who would have been tasked with any military response to the 9/11/12 attack -- namely AFRICOM General Carter Ham.'

Last week President Trump ordered massive bombing in Syria over alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad against his own people. Why would Assad do that knowing the major superpowers would come down on him like a ton of bricks?

Mainstream Media Cuts General's Mic As He Tells the Truth On Syrian Gas Attack
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/mainstream-media-cuts-generals-mic-as-he-tells-the-truth-on-syrian-gas-attack.html

"As General Shaw noted during his interview with Sky News, even U.S. officials are admitting that the "civil war" between the Syrian government and the Islamic State has come to an end -- so why would Assad carry out an attack on his own people that would result in greater intervention from world superpowers, such as the U.S. and the UK?

"He said that Assad has won this war, and we need to face that," Shaw said. "And then last week, you've got a Tweet by Trump that America is finished with [the Islamic State] and we're going to pull out soon, very soon. And then suddenly you have a gas attack..."

"This was further evidenced by the fact that the UK later teamed up with the U.S. and France to launch airstrikes targeting the Syrian government that have the potential to spark World War 3.
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/breaking-trump-orders-military-strike-on-syria-us-uk-france-kickoff-war-against-assad/

"The question over what motive Assad would possibly have to launch a chemical attack on his own people when he knows that reports of chemical attacks in the past -- even though they were unverified -- have resulted in increased aggression from the United States, serves as a reminder that nearly every war in U.S. history has been started based on lies and propaganda that were used to blind the American people into believing the war was being fought "for their freedom."
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/lies-and-propaganda-started-nearly-every-war-in-us-history/

US Launches Impotent Attack on Non-existent "Chemical Facilities"

"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Trump said late Friday at the White House. Of course, the phrase, "associated with the chemical weapon capabilities" of Syria is intentionally ambiguous.

"Considering that any attack on actual, currently active chemical weapon facilities in Syria would risk the spread of toxic chemicals over civilian areas -- attacking such sites would contravene the entire supposed purpose of the US-led attack -- protecting Syrian civilians from "chemical weapons."

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Senator Dick Black, VA from his official web site -- He's a Republican.
Senator Richard Black explains what's happening in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg6B0P-127w
There Was No Chemical Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtAm0OHW24
Assad's Chemical Weapons: Another British Fairy Tale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRIQy-K7BoE
Will Wertz in this discussion with LaRouchePAC activists, dissects the British lies which have led to the coup against Donald Trump, the Skripal poisoning hoax intended to march the U.S. toward war with Russia, and the false flag chemical attack in Syria which led, Donald Trump, on April 13th, to launch missile strikes in Syria. While the President understands the British role in the coup against him, he has either not understood or feels powerless to act against the British lies in the Skripal or Syria cases. Thus, he was trapped into taking the very actions he promised millions of people who voted for him that he would never take. We need to act now to stop the march to war with Russia and China being led by a bankrupt Anglo-Dutch Empire desperate to save itself. Because it acted recklessly, it now can be fully exposed. For example, the poison used in the Skripal case is BZ, according to a Swiss lab working with the OCPW, a chemical never used or developed by Russia but a chemical which was developed and used by the U.S. and the U.K. The Syria "crime scene," is under control of the Russians and the OCPW and others should be able to expose the British lies fully. We have an unparalleled opportunity to end the tyranny imposed on humanity following Franklin Roosevelt's death, but it depends on how we act in the next days and weeks.

Interview with VA Sen. Richard Black on Syria Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCAYFN6wUog
Join us at 2:00 pm eastern for a live interview with Virginia State Senator Richard Black who will be discussing the latest news on the U.S. attack on Syria, its implications, and what must be done to stop any further escalation.

Britain Empire Still Enemy No. 1 of Civilized World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zl2FBvZm9o
It has become clear that the British, not the Russians, tried to overturn the 2016 presidential election and subvert Donald Trump's Presidency. Now, they want to use the Skripal poisoning to put us on the path to war. No one knows the British Empire better than Lyndon LaRouche. To end its imperial reign, Americans first must understand what the British Empire is and how it is irreconcilable with the system of political economy and government established by our forefathers. The British imperial system has never stopped being the enemy of the United States. Sign our petition: Congress, Investigate British Subversion of the USA https://goo.gl/DNQaRa

Who Is Really Behind the Syrian War?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCdaExnIpGs
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7893 Given that the pretext for attacking Syria is falling apart before the public's eyes, why is the US preparing to wage war on that country? Who benefits from the ongoing destabilization of Assad's government? What will the Middle East look like if the Sunnis take over Syria? What is Israel's role in this? What do Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have to gain from a war in Syria? And what does Bandar Bush have to do with all of this? Join us today on The Corbett Report as we discuss these and other pressing issues as the world stands on the brink of yet another US-led Middle Eastern military adventure.

Who Is REALLY Behind ISIS?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LSIwvE0Nvo
Published on Sep 26, 2014
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=12386
As bombs start dropping in Syria and Iraq, the world is once again being asked to cower in fear of a shadowy terror group that most people hadn't heard of just a few months ago. But even the most cursory examination of ISIS's past, its connections, and the actors populating it reveal a very different story than the one we are being asked to believe in. Fake terrorists. Foreign backers. False flags. Meet the new boogeyman, same as the old boogeyman.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia biggest threats to world peace -- Sen. Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LePdjn9CE
In an interview with RT, Virginia state Senator Richard Black says that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are the two biggest threats to world. "It's not Iran, it's not Syria, it's not any other country. It emanates from Saudi Arabia," Black says, noting the prominence of the Islamic doctrine of Wahhabism. Meanwhile, Turkish President Erdogan intends to impose an absolute dictatorship, the senator says.

Aleppo: How Americans Are Being Lied To
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfyDgDTu0Go
Highlights - Syria: Breaking the Propaganda War with Senator Richard Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo02KB2uB3M
'Turkey has a war trade with ISIS,' making millions with oil -- VA state Senator Richard Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VgWiHQi81k
China Joining Russia for War While Germany Prepares to Leave NATO-WW III Is Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yszp-BUdqxw
'US doesn't understand what it's doing in Syria' -- CIA Veteran
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9F4r5J227s
The skies above Syria are crowded with military planes from various nations. However, the non-stop bombardment of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) seems to be producing nothing in return. The group still maintains the ability to strike anytime, anywhere - even in the US. And while Western nations along with Russia are trying to destroy IS, some of America's alleged "allies" in the region seem to be playing their own game. Can a war be won in such conditions? Can progress be made if only some are committed to end the fighting? We pose these questions, and many more, to an ex-CIA agent and counter-terrorism expert. Philip Giraldi is on Sophie&Co today.

'Everything the West has done was to create ISIS' -- John Pilger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb_IZVwxw0M
Rand Paul on the Illegal US Syrian Bombing and John McCain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VYvsar6pn8
Erdogan & son profiting off of ISIS oil smuggling -- security policy analyst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KnMFXGRvoc
Erdogan & son profiting off of ISIS oil smuggling -- security policy analyst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KnMFXGRvoc
Here's why it's time to kick Turkey out of NATO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMc1YG6pBws
Turkey should be booted out of NATO - US General
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNmDn6OGidM
US should kick Turkey out of NATO: Ralph Peters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9zybRE3-ME
How secure are NATO nukes in Turkey?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC5MkPaVBPM
Who is buying oil from Islamic State? BBC News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbs36IxVpf4
Senator Richard Black The Global Elite Wants A Thermonuclear War With Russia mp4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUrXo2_ndZQ
The Truth about Turkeys failed Coup (CIA designed Civil War)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygbWwAZP8ac
Russia wipes out secret centre of Western coalition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHNta0Y_glA
RUSSIANS BOMB SECRET CIA BASE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLzYczbk8JU
FA 18s tried to stop Russian Su 34s from bombing U.S backed Syrian rebels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDgQL0A80fo

Senator Black Interviewed by RT on Turkey
December 15, 2015
Senator Black is interviewed about Turkey's ties to ISIS
Watch the interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VgWiHQi81k
The claim that the Turkish government has been a part of an illegal oil trade with the Islamic State has brought more criticism from Virginia state Senator Richard Black, who has been vocal about the American airstrikes against the terror group. He explains his view to RT's Lindsay France.

Senator Black is interviewed about his trip to Syria.
July 8, 2016
This is a teaser trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmw_TWW18CI
Click here for highlights of the interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo02KB2uB3M
See the full interview here.
Syria: Breaking the Propaganda War with VA Senator Richard Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4RzlWCe4dA
Virginia State Senator Richard Black and Janice Kortkamp Fearing recently returned from trips to Syria -- reporting on a reality far different than the lies the American people are being fed by the media. EIR's Jeffrey Steinberg interviews both on their meetings and experiences with top officials and everyday Syrians.

Senator Black Highlighted in Spanish Newspaper
July 22, 2016
Senator Black's advocacy for Syria is picked up in Spain.
Read More...
https://www.elvorticeradio.com/senador-americano-denuncia-que-la-cia-arma-y-financia-secretamente-a-terroristas-en-siria/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/va-state-senator-who-visited-assad-defends-syrian-president-in-general-assembly/2018/04/12/9049f5f8-3dce-11e8-a7d1-e4efec6389f0_story.html

The Washington Times: Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad's regime: U.N. #SyrianStrikes @realDonaldTrump #PeaceForSyria official
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/syrian-rebels-used-sarin-nerve-gas-not-assads-regi/

Senator Richard Black Exposes Chemical False Flag in SYRIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRuXsEC3l3Q
https://freedomoutpost.com/virginia-senator-richard-black-cia-pushing-false-flag-syria-claims-hillary-ordered-murder-chris-stevens-benghazi/
https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/senator-exposes-syrian-wmd-false-flag/
https://viralmount.com/2018/04/15/syria-chemical-weapons-attack-was-a-rigged-false-flag-virginia-condition-senator-richard-h-black/

Once again, President Trump has switched his position on Syria. FLASHBACK: Here's A List Of The Times Trump Warned Against Getting Involved In Syria

June 15, 2013: "We should stay the hell out of Syria, the "rebels" are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS? ZERO"

August 29, 2013: "Let the Arab League take care of Syria. Why are these rich Arab countries not paying us for the tremendous cost of such an attack?" Many more examples of Trump's firm position to stay out of Syria.

Remember the proclamation about Hussein acquiring yellow cake and WMD to justify our illegal bombing and invasion of Iraq? How'd that work out for America with rivers of blood spilled by our military, innocent civilians and a couple trillion dollars in borrowed debt?

WikiLeaks Secret Cable: "Overthrow The Syrian Regime, But Play Nice With Russia"

Nikki Haley is the US Ambassador to the United Nothing (UN). (The bill to get us out of that world order cabal of corrupt members is still dying in committee.) To say I can't stand Haley is an understatement. I put her in the same 'pants suit' brigade as Hillary Clinton when it comes to war.

Good old Nikki, when Governor of South Carolina, jumped on the PC bandwagon back in 2015 to erase part of America's history. Remove the Confederate flag from the state house! Good or bad, our history is just that. We learn from our mistakes.

The history of the South is also just that. It should not be removed to placate a newly developed 'movement' out to destroy our history. Haley is nothing but an opportunist who never met a Muslim she didn't love. Those peace-loving people and their fake religion responsible for nothing but violence around the globe and hatred of anyone who doesn't swear allegiance to some god name Allah.

She's also a war monger who really cranks it up at the UN playing tough in a 'man's world'. Have you ever watched her? I have and each time I want to puke. On Syria she's "manned up"; big bad Nikki Haley. Hey world -- the US is "locked and loaded" she proclaimed last week. We will use our might to illegally bomb the hell out of Syria again just because we can, based on unverified allegations.

Trump brought another war monger into his camp as his new National Security Advisor. John Bolton is a former US Ambassador to the UN -- which I might remind is NOT a government. It is merely representatives from governments who have never kept peace anywhere on this globe.

They are all globalists -- with perhaps the exeption of Russia which believes in its own sovereignty. Bolton never saw a war he didn't love and can hardly wait for the US to create a new one. I was just sick about that appointment.

Bolton, key Trump adviser, has evolved his views on Syria -- "I don't think it is in America's interest," Bolton said in a FOX interview in 2013. "I don't think we should in effect take sides in the Syrian conflict."
https://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/john-bolton-syria-vote-096195

Am I the only one upset about Trump's complete flip on Syria? Hardly. I keep asking myself? Who is advising President Trump on these issues?

Trump supporters slam decision to launch strikes against Syria

"Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham both questioned Trump's decision Friday to launch strikes in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last weekend that the U.S. has attributed to the Syrian government.

"Carlson noted the move was inconsistent with the president's message during his 2016 campaign, and Ingraham said she found that intervention in other countries could be risky, as shown in the Iraq War, according to the Daily Beast.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-jones-fuck-trump-for-blasting-syria?via=twitter_page

"Michael Savage, a prominent conservative radio host and author, tweeted that "We lost. War machine bombs Syria. No evidence Assad did it. Sad warmongers hijacking our nation. Sad." Alex Jones, one of Trump's biggest and most consistent supporters went ballistic over the bombing.

Infowars' Alex Jones blasts Trump over airstrike -- "We've made so many sacrifices and now he's crapping all over us. It makes me sick...F -- Trump," he vented Friday."
https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/984981370702368768

No one -- except the shadow government -- wants to see chemical weapons used on any people if in fact chemical weapons were used. But, the lies and expert propaganda fed to the American people is not a basis for us to once again bomb the hell out of a foreign country.

Why not Myanmar, Mr. President?

"Bangladesh has taken in the people fleeing genocide of Myanmar (formerly Burma), who are being slaughtered by the Burmese military. This army is systematically working to eradicate anyone who is not like them: Rohingya Muslims, Christians, Hindu, other tribes...the list goes on."

Genocide is wiping out thousands of human beings by the Myanmar government of barbaric savages so why don't we bomb them into oblivion? Are their lives less precious than Syrians?

How about the continuing slaughter of human beings in the Sudan by their government? Christ, it's been going on for years.

"Squire Patton Boggs is a big firm and it's entirely possible that John Boehner, Trent Lott and John Breaux simply don't know that their firm has taken on this account.

"It's also possible they don't know that the government of Sudan continues to use starvation as a weapon of war on its own people, still funds militias that murder its own innocent civilians, and continues to loot the country of its natural resources and funnel the wealth of Sudan into the hands of regime leaders through massive corruption.

"It's certainly possible that they don't remember that these are the exact same people whose systematic attacks led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Darfur just a few years ago. And they probably don't know that the person who is footing the bill is President al-Bashir, who cannot enter any country with an extradition treaty with the International Criminal Court because he would be immediately arrested and tried for war crimes at The Hague."

How about Saudi Arabia, Mr. President?

Yemen: The War that Isn't Happening Even as It's Happening

"A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe, among the worst in the world, including a rampaging cholera epidemic, to which the witness of the overwhelming majority of the West's warmongering Goebbelist media pretends to be deaf, mute, and blind...

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and Britain, began bombing Yemen, the poorest country in the region, on 23 March 2015 -- without a Security Council resolution, as has been the tradition for launching western wars since Bill Clinton's 1999 Kosovo War (the bombing of Serbia).

"The stated objective of the Anglo-American backing of the Saudi attack was the restoration of Yemen's US-supported government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's, which fled to Saudi Arabia under the mounting pressure of the Houthi Shia rebels, accused by the United States of being pawns of Iran, or, dismissively, plain Iran-supported.

"Boggles the mind to think of the blithe moral logic that justifies the support of the United States for a (largely faked) uprising in Syria when Iran is not allowed to assist Houthis in Yemen, fighting an authentic civil war, unlike the so-called Free Syrian Army and their hordes of 80% foreign al-Qaeda and Isis allied invaders of Syria's sovereign state in 2011.

"The hypocrisy of empire, one supposes: supporting rebels in one case and the legitimate government in another.

"For this reason -- Iran's backing -- the Saudis blockade the air and the ports of Yemen to check the flow of Iranian arms shipments to the rebels, adding to the infamy of the war the infamy of an economic siege -- infamy because the largest number of victims in this tactic to encircle Iran are civilians, which is another tradition respected by the sorry, deceptive War on Terror.

"The blockade also checks the "flow" of food and medicines and other health necessities, with devastating consequences, as we shall see."

Yemen: 'No Country for Old Men'- I hope you take the time to read this entire, brilliant piece by one of the most gifted writers on the Internet.

"Why did this war happen in the first place? Simply put, Saudi Arabia has been buying off and interfering with Yemen's leadership and tribal structure since the late 1970s. The Houthis decided they didn't want a "president for life."

"How would Americans feel if, in 2016, Jimmy Carter were still president and South Korea, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Rhodesia and other nations -- imperiled by Carter's incompetence between 1976 and 1980 -- were merely a foretaste of decades of malaise and failure? Saudi Arabia (and other nations) supported Yemen's "president for life." The Houthis, like the American colonials in 1776, aren't buying into the old paradigm.
http://original.antiwar.com/Rivera_Sun/2016/07/03/nonviolent-history-american-independence/

"Yemen's exiled government has welcomed the U.S. plan to restart peace talks. You can read that article here. (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN1120QT) This Reuter's article says the Houthis are ready for peace talks if attacks cease against them. (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-houthis-idUSKCN1130PA) This article claims Saudi Arabia is training 5,000 "terrorists" to fight in Yemen." (http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950607001366)

Why haven't we bombed the government of South Africa? There is genocide going on down there with only one goal: Kill every white human being in the country. It's horrible. If whites were slaughtering black people in South Africa the world would be screaming.

I have spent a considerable amount of time on this and it makes me sick to my soul -- just like when I researched the mass killings in Rwanda. Murders, rape and robbery against white human beings in South Africa is happening on a mass scale. Why haven't we gone in and bombed their government?

White Genocide in South Africa
http://americanfreepress.net/70000-whites-murdered-in-modern-south-africa-obamas-african-legacy/
https://www.infowars.com/civil-defense-expert-white-genocide-imminent-in-south-africa/

South Africa's Farm Murders: Jeanine's Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcNtdHOPfMM
https://www.amren.com/news/2018/01/south-africas-farm-murders-jeanines-story/
https://southafricatoday.net/media/south-africa-video/farm-attack-videos/south-africa-farm-murders-jeanines-story/

White Farmers Slaughtered in South Africa
https://thedailycoin.org/2018/02/11/white-farmers-slaughtered-south-africa-lauren-southern-stefan-molyneux-video/
https://southafricatoday.net/media/south-africa-video/farm-attack-videos/south-african-mind-set-on-land-farms-farm-attacks-lauren-southern/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TfAq3LrIjg

Targets in South Africa's 'genocide' all white
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/targets-in-south-africas-genocide-all-white/
http://www.radiofreesouthafrica.com/targets-south-africas-genocide-white-2/

Inside South Africa's White Displacement Camps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq0GReiZyKc
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Jq0GReiZyKc/
http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/inside-south-africas-white-displacement-camps/

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Where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize our military to be used for global squabbles and civil wars that have nothing to do with our homeland security? Oh, yes, I know. The 'war on terrorism' is dragged out every time while our southern border remains open for terrorists to walk across.

We cannot win these undeclared wars in the Middle East with military intervention. It's up to the countries to find peace and make it work. All countries on the globe should condemn what's going on with these civil wars and make it clear we won't do business with you until it stops.

There is ZERO language in the U.S. Constitution that authorizes stealing the fruits of your labor to fund -- with borrowed dollars and that debt slapped on our backs -- ANY foreign aid for ANY country. As for sanctions by the U.S., has that worked? It has not but what has worked is thousands and thousands of innocent civilians continue to live in the most deplorable conditions and die because of sanctions.

Countries can and should stop doing business with governments that inflict such horror on their own citizens. Leaders of every country including President Trump should continue to hammer on countries like Saudi Arabia. Once again, the sickening situation in Yemen is over one country's interference with who is going to run another country's government.

Oh, no. We the people are going to throw more borrowed money at Saudi Arabia:

"A Humanitarian Catastrophe": The Five Countries Enabling Saudi's War in Yemen
https://www.albawaba.com/main-headlines/original--1048628
https://www.therussophile.org/a-humanitarian-catastrophe-the-five-countries-enabling-saudis-war-in-yemen.html/
https://www.albawaba.com/news/84-million-risk-starvation-yemen-moves-closer-famine-1064110

"When President Trump visited Saudi in May, he pledged to give $350 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia over the next 10 years. The U.S. notoriously refuels Saudi jets mid-air, ensuring its aerial campaign, which has been flagged as source of war crimes, can maintain a near-constant tempo."

If you want this lunacy stopped, make your voice known to President Trump and your congress critter: Stop bombing other countries and stay out of their regional squabbles. Be polite but firm.

"Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." -- Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

© 2018 Devvy Kidd -- All Rights Reserved

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STATES MUST REFUSE TO TAKE ANY MORE REFUGEES
By: Devvy
September 21, 2015
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd691.htm

Donald Trump says we must take Syrian refugees because the situation over there is a gigantic humanitarian problem.

Yes, it is. Photos of the civil war in Syria are heartbreaking without question.

The American people need to understand the geopolitical games being played by the US that's helped feed that years long killing spree. This isn't the first time, either. The Praetorian Guard - The US Role in the New World Order is a book written by John Stockwell, the highest CIA officer ever to go public. It will sicken you to know how many innocent people you and I have paid for to be slaughtered in foreign countries for 'regime change'. Always butting our nose into other countries attempting to take out a particular head of state.

Bashar al-Assad is the president of Syria. An incident in March 2011 sparked what is referred to as the 'Arab Spring' and efforts to throw Assad out of office began the blood shed. A full time line can be read here.

By August 2011, the criminal impostor in the White House masquerading as our president said it's time for Assad to go. What if the president of the People's Republic of Communist China decided it was time for a U.S. president to go and started throwing money at voters who want that U.S. president out of office. How would that sit with you?

In September 2014, the Outlaw Congress approved raping we the people unconstitutionally once again to send nearly half a billion BORROWED dollars to meddle in yet another internal conflict causing even more death and destruction. More money to rebels in Syria so their war will continue.

I hope you will read the articles below because they tell the real story of not only the US running guns from Benghazi to Syrian rebels but US involvement in growing ISIS. This is the reason I believe (as so many do) Comrade Hillary Clinton has fought so hard to hide her emails is because she is responsible for the slaughter of our U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi. I firmly believe she not only knew about the illegal gun running she authorized it. I also believe Johnny Wino Boehner knew and did all he could to cover it up until the pressure became so great he finally authorized a special committee headed up by Trey Gowdy to investigate. The families are still waiting for justice.

US Was Smuggling Guns to Syria Through Benghazi Consulate

"FOX News has finally confirmed what has long been alleged: the US government secretly ran guns from Benghazi to Syria prior to the attacks on the US consulate there which transpired on September 11, 2012."

One of the most incredulous statements in the piece above is this:

"Sen. Rand Paul: My question is, is the US involved in any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?

"Hillary Clinton: To Turkey? I'll have to take that question for the record. That's, nobody's ever raised that with me."

Here's a female (who illegally usurped the office of Secretary of State) claiming to be so great at her job as SOS and she doesn't know the answer to the question above? Really?

[As I predicted, the case to remove Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was thrown out over the standing issue instead of using the Quo Warranto to go after her.)

The Marxist Manchurian Candidate in the White House with the blessing of the thieves in the Outlaw Congress raped we the people for this sickening nonsense:

Obama spends $500 million to train 5 anti-ISIS fighters - U.S. program to create 'counterweight' to terror army implodes, September 17, 2015. Another $500 million dollars of borrowed debt slapped on our backs because of US meddling in the Middle East. No one can deny ISIS is one of the most brutal, barbaric organizations since Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot and his communist buddies. Russia and Europe should have gone in immediately and mowed them down since it's happening in their back yard. Britain, France, Germany, Russia - they all have highly sophisticated military hardware that would have crippled those butchers long ago.

Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance, May 18, 2015. More damn tribal squabbles the US should have never butted our noses into and look where we are today.

Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS, May 24, 2015

"Yes, you read that correctly: ... there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime ....In other words, the powers supporting the Syrian opposition -- the West, our Gulf allies, and Turkey wanted an Islamic caliphate in order to challenge Syrian president Assad."

Patrick Buchanan wrote an exceptional piece that is right on point and why Putin is right:

"And who do we Americans think will wind up in Damascus if Assad falls? A collapse of that regime, not out of the question, would result in a terrorist takeover, the massacre of thousands of Alawite Shiites and Syrian Christians, and the flight of millions more refugees into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey -- and thence on to Europe.

"Putin wants to prevent that. Don't we?...

"Our problem has been that we have let our friends -- the Turks, Israelis, Saudis and Gulf Arabs -- convince us that no victory over ISIS can be achieved unless and until we bring down Assad. Once we get rid of Assad, they tell us, a grand U.S.-led coalition of Arabs and Turks can form up and march in to dispatch ISIS.

"This is neocon nonsense.

"Those giving us this advice are the same "cakewalk war" crowd who told us how Iraq would become a democratic model for the Middle East once Saddam Hussein was overthrown and how Moammar Gadhafi's demise would mean the rise of a pro-Western Libya.

"When have these people ever been right?"

The answer is a resounding no. The US went in and murdered a head of state, Gadhafi, and that whole region is now over run with terrorists. We had no legal or moral justification to invade Libya and kill their chief guy even though he was a dictator. Another grand damn mess using our military and brute force to play their sickening world order games.

Next we have yet another massive human invasion of countries by refugees who expect other countries to take them in and pay their way - just like the unrelenting human invasion pouring in from our southern border. Naturally, that foolish witch, Angela Merkel said let them all in! Well, that isn't sitting too well with the German people who will forfeit their wages to support that human tidal wave. Those refugees we are seeing on the boob tube and Internet feel they can simply invade other countries and demand those citizens pay their way.

And, after tens of thousands have pushed their way with tragic results (like the little dead boy who drowned the media plastered around the world), many countries have closed their doors because they simply cannot accommodate all those refugees and neither can we:

Kerry: USA to Take 200,000 More Refugees, September 20, 2015

Why Don't Syrians Go To the Gulf Arab States?" Question. Answer: The Gulf States Don't Want Them

"Some European countries have been criticized for offering sanctuary only to as small number of refugees, or for discriminating between Muslims and Christians. There's also been a good deal of continental hand-wringing over the general dysfunction of Europe's systems for migration and asylum. Less ire, though, has been directed at another set of stakeholders who almost certainly should be doing more: Saudi Arabia and the wealthy Arab states along the Persian Gulf. As Amnesty International recently pointed out, the "six Gulf countries -- Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain -- have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees."

There has been one response to those allegations:

Saudi Arabia 'has taken in 2.5m Syrians', claims minister

"Oil-rich Saudi Arabia has come under criticism for not offering to take in Syrian refugees, however, Turki bin Mohamed bin Saud Alkabeer, Saudi deputy minister for multilateral relations, told reporters in New York that the accusations were "unfair".

"We have welcomed 2.5 million Syrians - not as refugees, but as residents," bin Saud Alkabeer said. "They are allowed to have education, they are allowed to have access to work and to medical care ... No other country has done what we have done." He noted that 100,000 Syrian students are currently enrolled in Saudi schools."

Good. That's right where they should be since they are culturally compatible. Now, if the other oil rich countries listed above would do their part, a lot of suffering will be alleviated.

A lot of those refugees have headed for wealthier countries, many of them using stolen passports or papers. Muslim migrants target nations with higher wages. That's right. While we have 92 MILLION unemployed Americans, let's continue importing more poverty and jobs that belong to Americans will end up going to foreigners because they will work for cheap.

And, push those Muslim refugees into states the criminal impostor in the White House wants to change the political landscape: Obama Admin. Resettling Refugees in Republican States - Nearly 80% of states receiving most refugees have GOP upper house majorities.

Revealed: Four Out Of Five Migrants Are NOT From Syria, September 29, 2015: "One cause of the spike is the number of Afghans lodging asylum claims. They are up four-fold, from 6,300 to 27,000. Another 17,700 claims were made by Albanians, whose country is not at war but does share a European border. A further 13,900 applicants came from Iraq which, like neighbouring Syria, is being smashed by the Islamic State terrorists."

German Police Shoot Asylum Seeker Terrorist Dead, Wasn't Deported Because of EU Human Rights Law, September 18, 2015. "Yesterday morning German police shot dead a knife-wielding terrorist on the streets of Berlin after he stabbed a female police officer in the neck. The Iraqi citizen was a convicted terrorist and an asylum seeker who Germany had been powerless to deport because of his 'human rights.'"

America is drowning in debt. Soetoro (Obama) is trying to shove tens of thousands more Muslims down our throats. Not only is this an economic hardship for we the people slapped with more and more taxes, it's a severe national security risk. Statistics are showing a huge number of those refugees are male between the ages of 18 and 30. Just the right age for terrorists.

Refugees: Another One for the "Not Our Problem" File, September 9, 2015

"Fazliddin Kurbanov, or "Idaho man," as he is dutifully described in the American media, was brought to the U.S. as a refugee in 2009, joining hundreds of other Uzbeks in Boise, Idaho. He came with his wife and young child, his sister and his two ailing parents. (What an economic powerhouse that family must be. Marco Rubio is right: We're making all kinds of money off of immigrants!)

"So grateful was Kurbanov to America for rescuing his entire family from "persecution" that he spent the next few years conspiring to commit jihad against us. As he cheerfully told his terrorist buddies back in Uzbekistan: "We are the closest ones to infidels. We have almost everything. What would you say if, with the help of God, we implement a martyrdom act? ... There are military installations right here, targets, and vehicles are available as well."

"Kurbanov had plenty of time on his hands to plot terrorist attacks in the U.S. because he was being supported by you, taxpayer. As the Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho) reported: He was "struggling" to find a job -- preferably something that involved either marketing or killing all the Jews. Last month, Kurbanov was convicted of various terrorism charges, based on his possession of Tannerite, ammonium nitrate, bullets and aluminum powder, as well as his stated intention, in conversations recorded by the FBI, to bomb military bases in Idaho and Texas."

Go ahead, read the entire article of several more poor refugee scum who bragged about killing Americans who were then relocated to this country. It is pure insanity and the States of the Union had better buck up and tell that piece of garbage in the White House and John Kerry, another grossly failed Secretary of State: We will not take any refugees, period. Don't send them because they will not be allowed off the planes, trains or buses in our state.

Today I'm faxing my letter to our Governor Greg Abbott and our Attorney General Ken Paxton with the same message. NO refugees in this state. There's no way to verify who any of those refugees are, where they really come from and do they have any ties to known terror groups. Not tens of thousands. Here in Texas we are already being raped for BILLIONS in tax dollars to support liars, cheats and thieves: illegal aliens. Those refugees come with the clothes on their backs and their lifestyles, education and medical care will be paid for by the sweat of working Texans.

Legal Immigrant Households Account for 75 Percent of Immigrant Welfare Use, September 9, 2015

Why would we import tens of thousands more barely educated refugees when we have massive unemployment and welfare systems sucking down the BILLIONS in borrowed money here at home? The U.S. Congress has ZERO authority to steal from the people's purse for welfare for anyone, native born, legal or illegal immigrants. When my grand parents came from Sicily and Germany there was no welfare. You worked or you didn't eat. And, who do those people end up voting for someday? Why the Democractic/Communist Party USA because they are the party of welfare with the Republicans coming in a close second.

No, Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton. Our house is already a deadly mess we don't need to add to it. If those refugees try to get off trains, planes or buses, put the Texas Rangers right there to make sure they don't step foot in Texas. What will Comrades John Kerry and Hussein Obama do - send in the Marines? This is just another Muslim invasion using the terrible consequences of inter-country political squabbles to pull the heart strings of Americans.

If that sounds cold, then I'm sorry, but difficult decisions have to be made to keep AMERICA safe and stop stealing our resources to pay for the whole bloody world. We've been flooded with thousands of Somali's and Muslims, who don't speak any English but hop right on the gravy train. It has to stop.

Right now 190 cities are slated to be flooded with Muslim refugees who will further suck resources dry and again with no way to verify who these people are and please don't give me the sob story about it being women and children. Anyone keeping up with terrorists groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS know they are full of females and minor children acting as human bombs, recruiting on social media and/or training more terrorists.

Gulf States like Saudi Arabia and others have given hundreds of millions of dollars, which they can afford, to help refugees in Syria. What needs to happen over there is the war stop. ISIS and other terrorists organizations wiped out. Do I think that can happen with Putin stepping in? Yes, I do but I also believe, as I said before, countries in that region with military sophistication should also join with Putin and wipe out the barbarians and stop funding those so called rebels who didn't like the outcome of their elections.

In June 2014 Syria had elections and Assad was reelected. When the piece of garbage in the White House (who still is ineligible to be president) allegedly won reelection in 2012, we the people didn't start an internal civil war here in America. The Syrian rebels didn't want Assad to run for reelection and openly said they would disrupt the elections including bombing government controlled areas as well as polling places. Those wonderful rebels killed 50 innocent voters with their shelling. Those weapons likely paid for by the sweat off your back.

There were multiple candidates on the ballot for that election. Those rebels didn't like it that Assad was reelected by the people of Syria. Fine. Instead of causing so much death and destruction, you work towards getting your candidate elected in the next election. Sometimes it takes a while, but educating a population as to why things can be better under a new leader takes time. No, instead let's just keep a bloody civil war going causing more death, destruction and unbearable conditions for your own fellow country men and women. And much of that death and destruction, America, has been funded by YOU and me with more debt.

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq, June 3, 2015

"In reality, US and western policy in the conflagration that is now the Middle East is in the classic mould of imperial divide-and-rule. American forces bomb one set of rebels while backing another in Syria, and mount what are effectively joint military operations with Iran against Isis in Iraq while supporting Saudi Arabia's military campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen. However confused US policy may often be, a weak, partitioned Iraq and Syria fit such an approach perfectly.

"What's clear is that Isis and its monstrosities won't be defeated by the same powers that brought it to Iraq and Syria in the first place, or whose open and covert war-making has fostered it in the years since. Endless western military interventions in the Middle East have brought only destruction and division. It's the people of the region who can cure this disease -- not those who incubated the virus."

I hope you will also contact your governor, attorney general and a good idea to include your mayor: Refuse to take any refugees from any countries in the Middle East for all the reasons above. If we do nothing, nothing will get done. Unless we the people stand up and demand our states refuse those refugees don't start crying about your next tax bill or when a football stadium, mall or big hospital is blown to smithereens.

Don't look to the gutless weenies in the Outlaw Congress to take action because so far they've allowed the State Department and Hussein Obama to shred the Refugee Act of 1980.

READ:

1 - 'Integration of Muslims in Western Societies is Not Possible'
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5905/pub_detail.asp
2 - THIS is the madness we are importing: "Londonistan is one of the most compelling books you will ever read on the ascendancy of Islamic fundamentalism, violence and intimidation in the West."
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594031444?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
3 - The proper Role of America's Military
http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd52.htm

[Just a short note about 9/11. The cost of America's undeclared "war" (invasion) in Afghanistan has now reached $1 trillion borrowed dollars - massive debt heaped on us all based on what happened on 9/11. Regular readers of my column know I continue to press for the truth about the events of 9/11. Military grade nanothermite is not a conspiracy theory. It was found and tested from the rubble at the twin towers. A new, powerful film has been released: The Anatomy of a Great Deception. For full disclosure I receive no compensation, but I want you to get a copy (or a few) and share it with others or give a copy as a present. I've purchased half a dozen copies and given them to individuals I believe seek the truth. It's very powerful simply because it's one 'ordinary' man's story who ask a simple question that led him to a not so simple journey. There is factual information in this film that many have never heard about but everyone should. Just a suggestion, order more than one and give one to a friend. Also, must see video on the dangers of Smart Meeters on your home, titled: Take Back Your Power.]
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'Why would Assad attack civilians not military? It's simply irrational' -- U.S. Senator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQQVvOr8CA
More than 80 people were killed in the incident in Syria, but a few weeks ago in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a U.S.-led coalition airstrike reportedly killed more than 200. In both cases government officials claimed terrorist munitions had been targeted. The Syria attack sparked immediate reaction - both in the media and from Western officials. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/87v8

Evidence Suggests S-Y-R-I-A G-A-S ATTACK Is False Flag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnSAB4qeDug

Ex-UK Ambassador: Assad wasn't behind the chemical attack (if there actually was one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS6Oa_aDS6E

MIT Professor Debunks Media & White House & On S-Y-R-I-A G-A-S Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKhdfuiL1bE

Putin Addressing G-A-S Attack Using Logic & Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCNilLOoO8

Reporter Actually In S-Y-R-I-A Exposes Media Lies About Everything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9hPwbc8JZo

I-R-A-Q: This Is What Victory Looks Like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDiKDfX5PWs

Report from Damascus: The Aftermath of American Aggression on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-iV1G4OT3g

Watch former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCaYyqv3hxs

Former ambassador Peter Ford drops several truth bombs on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Raho4VHQzEE

"Trump has just given jihadis a thousand reasons to stage fake flag operations" BBC News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LKsn4ZutxQ

CNN SHOCKED SPEECHLESS When Congressman Questions Syria Chemical Weapons Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPbFjUL3dk
Published on Apr 7, 2017
JOIN THE OPEN SOURCE INVESTIGATION: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22411
A congressman actually dares to question the officially sanctioned fake news narrative about the Syrian chemical weapons attack live on air...you will believe what happens next! Still, it's grimly amusing to watch an anchor's mind melt down on screen. For all the latest on the Syria strike investigation stay tuned to corbettreport.com.

US Syria Strike Was Illegal, No Matter Who Carried Out Gas Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwTAYnruUwM

Local defense systems didn't stand a chance against Syria strike -- def. expert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gdqIYXggpw

Serious questions raised in aftermath of US strikes on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjM7TyDnAPs

Carlson, Coulter talk Syria conspiracy theory, United dustup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCbDhUKFJ68

No Trace of Chemicals found in DOUMA, as Mattis confirms there is no evidence 'yet'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toN18CrGkEA

FALSE FLAG CONFIRMED: White Helmets Made it All Up, Fabricated Data About Chemical Attack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxJRcFM8-vQ

MUST SEE! Tucker Calls Out War Propagandists For Their Unanimous Push For War In Syria!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjPJRo0KSas

Putin Says Chemical Attack Was False Flag By Deep State!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsRJd71Fl-8

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Douma Chemical Attack is staged
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxs53OqAkN8

Chemical 'attack' was false flag to justify strike on airbase -- President Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YEgrfyehbo

There Was No Chemical Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtAm0OHW24

Russia Suddenly Puts Troops On Full Combat Alert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV88YiG1Jfc

Leaked Audio Turkish Officials Discussing A False Flag In Syria; Exposed Erdogan Shuts Down Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvXeYtvEZd0

George Galloway: "There is zero evidence any chemical weapons attack took place in Douma."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq1cCX_OleQ

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US training Syria militants for false flag chemical attack as basis for airstrikes -- Russian MoD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmYCgK2zHCI

Turns out, sources reporting on chemical attack in Douma are sponsored by West... Still surprised?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iejzhb_-Do

Former head of Britain's special forces says Assad 'doesn't need to use gas'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFzbz54zs_A

Turns out, sources reporting on chemical attack in Douma are sponsored by West... Still surprised?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iejzhb_-Do

The children in the Douma video were suffering from dust inhalation - NOT a chemical attack!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKO_ikSF8yk

Syria: Russian humanitarian aid arrives to liberated Douma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vGHbnPFUWU

Assad had no motivation to carry out chemical weapons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RTdpfl3_n8

It Makes No Sense: Russia and Syria Warn Not to Buy the 'Fake News' of the Douma 'Chemical Attack'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sdUkLx_WPI

American media wrong on Syria coverage -- NYU professor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUW8O8Xqx_0

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Syrian Christian girls defend their town from Western backed "moderate rebels"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTKIqc6vQXI
Source Anna News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6p4o6xsQco Translation courtesy of Yelizar Benyavskiy.

Russia's UN Envoy Puts American Neocon Nikki Haley in Place: Everything You Touch Turns to Chaos!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4EieDfF-34

War In Syria: This Could Be The End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAyeayfKnFE

WORLD WAR SYRIA w/ Syrian Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xvmr3GOOik

Assad says Syria chemical attack was fabricated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRTeLIjQ2jk
The deadly gas attack in Syria is "100% fabrication", says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He explains here what he thinks really happened, in his first interview since the incident.

The truth on the war in Syria - Its not what you are being told by the media.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvMcIvS8H4

8 REASONS WHY THE NWO HATES SYRIA; THE TRUTH AS TO WHY WE'RE IN SYRIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNZ68YxnCJ8

Why Is The Red Pill So Hard To Swallow?
The red pill is the allegory people across America have adopted to explain conspiracies, the Deep State, and other subjects the mainstream media, public education and the general public fail to address in meaningful dialogues.........
https://newswithviews.com/why-is-the-red-pill-so-hard-to-swallow/
by Ms Smallback

BREAKING: SYRIANGIRL Explains Who Is Behind The Latest "Chemical Attack" In Douma, Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbffI52stc0
2,747 Comments
jammergreg
4 days ago
I saw pictures of Damascus Syria and it was absolutely beautiful before war! God bless you. Very proficient English and a professional job.
steve mccrae
4 days ago
the truth will always come to the surface and out for the people to see
Matthias K.
1 day ago
To All Syrian people, is wish you freedom and love from germany. I shame for my wardriver goverment under US Administration. That's only our goverment not the german people.
Lesley Allinson
4 days ago
Trump and Israel will do anything to get what they want and they don't care who dies in the process
Neil Goloy
1 week ago
Luckily there is someone reporting the truth from Syria. Those terrorists using civilians as human shields must be dealt with at the soonest possible time.
steven laughs
2 days ago
When they can't own the White House with one of their own puppets like Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Obama, or the Clintons, it seems they can still achieve their goal of WWIII, by simple manipulations of the world media, and President Trump, through clever, deceptive use of video cameras.
The "random pedestrian", that just happened to be standing RIGHT BESIDE the girl being run over, and killed, at the Virginia staged protest,..had been employed by the State Department, including during Hillary's time as Secretary of State.. His job was clandestine.
When the NWO agenda's Elite Globalists wanted to take down a regime, this "random pedestrian in Virginia, at the protest at just the right time & place, to take the gruesome hit & run death of the young girl", had a job to show up to our embassy in whatever country we want regime change in, to clandestinely stage bloody events on the citizens of that country, to make it look like Govt forces did it.. Then they leak the footage to the world press.
When the Elite LIKE the current, subservient leader of a particular country, if that leader is facing rebels wanting to create regime change, the State Department agent showed up there, to do the same thing, stage massive, bloody events, and making it look like the rebels did it.. Then they leak THAT footage to the world press..
By "stage", I don't mean it's always fake blood. Sometimes they use real violence, and carnage, cuz when caught on camera, it can make or break the position of whoever the bad guy is portrayed to be, in these staged attacks.
Trump was just discussing removing troops from Syria, not long ago. It seems the rebels there, at least had motive to either really use chemical attacks on civilians, to blame Assad, or staged it, either way it was meant to incite horror, shock, and then fury in President Trump.. It seems to have worked.
I hope someone can at least arrange a clandestine investigation ASAP, and find a back channel to communicate with President Trump, or his closest, most loyal staff member..
I emphasize on the "loyal" part, because Trump is surrounded on all sides, by rats.. Crooked Politicians that serve the Elite, and their agenda, as opposed to the American people.
Bobsblues
2 days ago
Just now , I was looking at footage of the destroyed "Chemical Weapons Factory" and what do we see?
People standing around with fire hoses putting out the fires and they are standing right in the middle of the
destroyed heaps of rubble that was a supposed chemical weapons factory, and they were WEARING NO
GAS MASKS, NO HAZMAT SUITS, NO PROTECTION OF ANY SORT . Dozens of people standing there
with cameras and film equipment and non of them were wearing any protective gear either. HMM , WHY are
they NOT FALLING OVER DEAD ??? WHY isnt everyone in the area NOT FALLING OVER DEAD ??????
Dave Dennis
1 day ago
As an American, I apologize for President Trump's decision. I feel he is being lied to and accused into making such a decision.
SpaceBook
1 week ago
Well spoken... Very sad these
Gutless, assholes, have to use
Wemon and children in this way.
Makes me very angry.
Peace Dog
2 days ago
What gets my attention the most is how the US Government keep repeating they "have proof Syria is behind the attacks" yet never seem able to show such proof to the world. I also find it hard to believe someone could carry out airstrikes on Syria's alleged chemical facilities without spreading the toxic elements all over. I know Putin is no saint, but May, Macron and Trump are the obvious liars here.
Alix490
22 hours ago
American government is pure evil i admit.
noc turn
1 day ago
As i said earlier, and i say it again. US is supporting the most EVIL terrorist groups the world has ever seen.
alterdestiny
18 hours ago (edited)
noc turn ok..so what's your point..see until folks can see that ALL the leaders , Putin , Assad , Trump ,etc are just puppets working for the globalists ( Banks ). Trump doesn't make these major decisions.. either does Putin or Assad or any leadership.. ultimately they are puppets for their employers !!... that's right... STRICTLY BUSINESS.. that is all this is..like different corporations fighting... everybody in it to make $$$$...... strictly business....all hands are dirty..
Falcon Arakan
1 week ago
My question is who's next after Syria
Iraq is over and Afghanistan is over
Libya is over now just little remain about
Syria and Yemen.

They Can't Even Do a False Flag Right: Russia Calls Out Inconsistencies in Douma "Chemical Attack"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn3L-H6sVIY

Ann Coulter's take on Syria, Trump's foreign policy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX0HTPvlVX8

Rand Paul on the Illegal US Syrian Bombing and John McCain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VYvsar6pn8

Rand Paul Challenges Nikki Haley on Going to War Without Congress Approval | UN Ambassador
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKRxuMRkTns

"THIS IS ILLEGAL!!" Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's BRILLIANT Takedown of Trump's Illegal War in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv75I-b6nrs

US Invasion of Syria has Begun! Russia Draw's Red Line-WW3 Update 4/9/2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLpZofIrtLo

Former ambassador to Syria: U.S. can't change Assad regime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyE7kHVutSA

Pentagon struggles in vain to justify attack on Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grceUKTXgkU

Tucker: Would war against Assad make US safer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSGf2ZpDENU

Tucker: Why are questions avoided about US in Syria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpuHZLrQzRg

Crying Alex Jones Turns On Trump: He's Crapping All Over Us!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDqUr86LfI

Ann Couter: Trump airstrike on Syria very strange
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M61rE63eRiM

Isis, Mossad, CIA a family affair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnCpHidK8dk

Syria - The REAL Story -- MUST SEE -- CIA & MOSSAD Death Squads Exposed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_orfcGnaseE

Dirty secrets of the CIA - Agents of the New World Order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYCRU28Ftk

John Pilger - Truth and Lies in the War on Terror - (segment-switched version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxvLc48SoEw

JOHN PILGER - A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN: BREAK THE SILENCE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUW5-LlLQ1Q

John Pilger: Washington prepares for WW3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0JYdD4RlcE

Director John Pilger: Disastrous consequences if US proceeds with "policy of provocation"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXNO_g4hlKw

Journalist Who Went To Syria Schools Colleague On Syrian Realities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9F-cHc5Qog

Rep. Gabbard, Kucinich meet with Assad in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU8bopTZBjc
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What's The Saudi Modernization All About? Shocking Information Revealed!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXZAPJOCkU
PRAECURSATOR
Published on Apr 26, 2018
The U.S and the Saudi monarchy have mobilized to execute their plans to divide Saudi Arabia into four states, following the announcement that the kingdom will begin to promote "moderate Islam" under King Salman. Saudi Arabia wants to divide it's own land.

Peaceful Saudi Arabia with moderate Islam.

The plan was initiated after the independence referendum held in northern Iraq, which aimed to divide Turkey, failed.

According to U.S. plans, Saudi Arabia will be divided into four regions; Mecca and Medina will be run as a structure similar to the Vatican. The second Riyadh-based region will be the capital of the "moderate Islam" project. The rest of Saudi territories will be annexed for the purpose of establishing a "Greater routine lol." ... No wonder the Saudis met the Vatican guys recently!

Saudi Arabia is not innovative and it's manufactor anything. 91% of it's exports relies on various Hydrocarbon products. They do not transition to renewable energy sources, the Saudi's arent even trying to relieve their economic dependency from Hydrocarbon commodities exports. And at the same time they've spent over $100 Bn on defense which accounts for a big chunk of it's GDP. Saudi is spending more on 'military sectors' than on education.

Oil's best days already are in the past. Within next 10 years world's oils consumption going to drop dramatically. This means tremendous hike in unemployment, imported goods and food prices, which leads to turmoil and riots. Wow, is a perfect example. And Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent on agricultural commodities imports.

By 2030 Europe will be harvesting 70% of it's energy needs form green technologies and electric cars will account for the the biggest share of car fleet surpassing hybrid and combustion engine cars. The same applies to the Japan and lesser degree US. Major export partners like China and India already trying to diminish their dependency from Hydrocarbon commodities. Thus, SA' export market will shrink immensely.

My personal opinion would be that Saudi Arabia is arming to the teeth not to attack but rather to defend or be prepared for the next big turmoil in the middle east which is coming.

plans to crown a "Secular Caliph" to preside over the special administrative region of Mecca-Medina.

Thus the U.S. hopes that it will more easily control the Muslim world through such a plan as a "puppet caliph" will reign over a newly-created Hijaz-based "holy city" that is solely made up of Mecca and Medina.

Everything is motion to divide Saudi Arabia. For Saudi Arabia to modernise, it cannot control the holy cities. Saudi Arbia wants gambling joints, and don't tell me that's not a gambling join, when you have to pay a joining fee and there's a lovely cash prize at the end. Saudi Arabia wants beautiful women showing flesh on the streets... It can't have all that with the Islamic holy sites, therefore, According to Pentagon/CIA plans, the aim is to seize control over Mecca and Medina from the Saudis and set up a council that is comprised of all Muslim groups to create a Muslim state similar to the Vatican, in hopes that such a state will not be a source of discomfort to the West.
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AMAZING DOCUMENTARY - Why American prisoners convert to ISLAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bkurm13XLo

Why Inmates Are Converting to Islam | AJ+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S8Tom-9OaU
AJ+
Published on Apr 8, 2018
Islam isn't just the fastest-growing religion in the world, it's also the fastest-growing faith in U.S. prisons. But why do so many inmates turn to this religion?
10 to 15% of U.S. prisoners are Muslim, and many of them had to fight to practice their faith behind bars. So how different is observing Islam while incarcerated? And what happens to their faith when new converts are released?
Learn more here:
Pew Research Center. "Why Muslims Are the World's Fastest-Growing Religious Group."
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/06/why-muslims-are-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religious-group/
Prison Policy Initiative. "Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017."
https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2017.html
The Islamic Monthly. "Prison: A Sacred Space in American Islam."
https://www.theislamicmonthly.com/american-prisons-sacred-space-american-islam/
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'Clinton & ISIS funded by same money' - Assange interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9xbokQO4M0

ISIS, CIA, Saudi & Israel Connections with Wayne Madsen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4p9rSfGVs

WikiLeaks founder says CIA allowed creation of ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPMC_IVJDNo

The CIA Controls Al Qaeda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Lam9V_9tE

Dirty secrets of the CIA - Agents of the New World Order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYCRU28Ftk
Published on Jun 8, 2015
More than 40 years after his death, the body of former CIA scientist Dr. Frank Olson has been exhumed. Olson's son Eric is convinced his father was murdered by agents of the American government because he wanted to leave the CIA. Dr. Frank Olson was an expert for anthrax and other biological weapons and had top security clearance. Forensic pathologists at George Washington University performed an autopsy and concluded that Olson probably was the victim of a violent crime.

Trump Prepares To Strike Syria Again As Deep State Vice President Comey Tells More Lies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdCJZAkpv8

Syria's war: Who is fighting and why
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFpanWNgfQY

The REAL Reason For War In Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIbgmGxdmE

How the US Created the Islamic State: Talking Heads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU2avVIHde8

This is why the US created ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPkPGBodJM4
The US has created a new overseas task force to deal with ISIS, called the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. It's to be lead by Army Lieutenant General James Terry and has a logo - other than that, the Pentagon is releasing few details. The Resident discusses.

Eva Bartlett: Everything you've been told about Syria is a lie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgYs0_kT36Q

ISIS in Syria are CIA backed trained and funded
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tixDRLiNq5M
Steve Jonson interviews Brad Hoff. A former US Marine now living in Syria, about his research into the foundations and structural roots behind the worst terrorist group in history ISIS. Brad confirms US admissions that they assisted the rise of ISIS as a political tool in the Middle East. Very interesting video... Please subscribe to listen to more bbs radio interviews here: http://youtube.com/user/Stopfundingisrael or visit Brad Hoffs website here: http://levantreport.com

Rothschild Cartel behind the rise of Hitler also funding communism socialism and world war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DilIn9ffRFA

The Secret History of The Khazarian Mafia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmNR8_sTKoo
Source Text : https://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/08/the-hidden-history-of-the-incredibly-evil-khazarian-mafia/
Amendment and more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQEwfERhyKQ
Note: The history of the Khazarians, specifically the Khazarian Mafia (KM), the World's largest Organized Crime Syndicate that the Khazarian oligarchy morphed into by their deployment of Babylonian Money-Magick, has been nearly completely excised from the history books.
The present day KM knows that it cannot operate or exist without abject secrecy, and therefore has spent a lot of money having its history excised from the history books in order to prevent citizens of the World from learning about its "Evil beyond imagination", that empowers this World's largest Organized Crime Cabal.
The authors of this article have done their best to resurrect this lost, secret history of the Khazarians and their large International Organized Crime Syndicate, best referred to as the Khazarian Mafia (KM) and make this history available to the World via the Internet, which is the new Gutenberg Press.
It has been exceedingly difficult to reconstruct this hidden secret history of the KM, so please excuse any minor inaccuracies or errors which are unintentional and are due to the difficulty in digging out the true history of Khazaria and its mafia. We have done the best we can to reconstruct it.
It was Mike Harris that connected the dots and made the actual discovery of the presence of the Khazarian Mafia's secret history and blood oath to take revenge on Russia for helping Americans win the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and their blood oath of revenge against America and Americans for winning these wars and sustaining the Union.
At the Syrian Conference on Combating Terrorism and Religious Extremism December 1, 2014 -- in his Keynote address, Veterans Today Senior Editor and Director Gordon Duff disclosed publicly for the first time ever that World Terrorism is actually due to a large International Organized Crime Syndicate associated with Israel. This disclosure sent shock-waves at the Conference and almost instantly around the world, as almost every world leader received reports of Gordon Duff's historical disclosure that same day, some within minutes.
And the shock-waves from his historic speech in Damascus continue to reverberate around the world even to this very day. And now Gordon Duff has asked President Putin to release Russian Intel which will expose about 300 traitors in Congress for their serious serial felonies and statutory espionage on behalf of the Khazarian Mafia (KM) against America and many Middle East nations.
We now know that the Khazarian Mafia (KM) is waging a secret war against America and Americans by the use of False-flag Gladio-style terrorism, and via the illegal and Unconstitutional Federal Reserve System, the IRS, the FBI, FEMA, Homeland Security and the TSA. We know for certain that the KM was responsible for deploying an inside-job, Gladio-style False-flag attack on America on 9-11-01, as well as the Murrah Building Bombing on April 19, 1995.
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Who is Alan Grayson and Why is He Asking Questions About Syria - Veterans Today News - Military Foreign Affairs - VA
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/04/17/who-is-alan-grayson-and-why-is-he-asking-questions-about-syria/
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Pentagon Caught Lying as Russia Details US Missile Humiliation

Trump caught lying again, his only real "mission accomplished" as America's missile "might" again shown to be a "missile gap"
By
Gordon Duff, Senior Editor -
April 17, 2018
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When 71US, French and British "smart missiles" augured into the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said they all hit here. What do you think?

The VT Editors and Igor Konashenkov, Russian Ministry of Defense

The Pentagon claims "105 missiles fired, 105 hits,76 on one small urban target with three moderate sized buildings destroyed."

Russia claimed 71 were downed by Syria, now the facts:

Konashenkov said that 71 US-led bloc missiles had been shot down by the SADF providing details on the defense systems used by the Syrian military:

Buk: 29 missiles fired -- 24 targets hit;

Osa: 11 missiles fired -- 5 targets hit;

S-125: 13 missiles fired -- 5 targets hit;

Strela-10: 5 missiles fired -- 3 targets hit;

Kvadrat: 21 missiles fired -- 11 targets hit;

S-200: 8 missiles fired -- no targets hit;

Pantsir-S1: 25 missiles fired -- 23 targets hit;
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Breaking: US Senate moves to limit President Trump's war powers
By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor -
April 17, 2018
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/04/17/breaking-us-senate-moves-to-limit-president-trumps-war-powers/
...from Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor's Note: This is a good step by the Senate to reign Trump in a bit, but ducks the elephant in the living room, which is dealing with the War of Terror that the US has been engaged in since 9-11.
Gordon recently published more on this than anyone, how even the Special Operations Command is running off the books operations, with black money, from private contractor bases, not only outside the normal chain of command, but holding themselves out as representing the American government in the process, an outrage...
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We Demand: President Putin Release Documents Vital to World Peace
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor -
March 10, 2015
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/10/we-demand-president-putin-release-documents-vital-to-world-peace/

Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
23, Ilyinka Street,
Moscow, 103132, Russia.



Mr. President:

Political divides within the US now clearly threaten world peace. Pro-Israeli factions within the US are working, not only to sabotage a nuclear settlement with Iran but go much further. Recent lapses in judgement and decorum by General Breedlove of NATO, covert US aid to ISIS/ISIL and moves by certain US factions in support of terrorist factions in Libya and across Africa have raised the stakes.

We at Veterans Today, in consultation with staff members and unlisted associates, some former Soviet and Russian intelligence officials known to you, are aware that the intelligence services of the Russian Federation have files in their possession, some kept for many years, that should now be made available. As our initial request, we ask for the following documents we know to be in Russian keeping

Tape recordings and transcripts of John McCain's 32 propaganda broadcasts made while a prisoner of war including his claims that the US was using germ warfare against North Vietnam.

The text of John McCain's debriefing by the KGB in Hanoi including full order of battle information that led to redeployment of air defenses and a much higher success rate shooting down American aircraft.

Full information on Netanyahu's role in running Jonathan Pollard as a Soviet agent.

Full information on Netanyahu's role as a Soviet agent in the theft of American cryptographic units from the UNTSO in 1990 and the nature of the data, NATO military secrets, US State Department correspondence and US Naval codes that Netanyahu passed on to Moscow.

Full information on Mitt Romney's meetings with Russian intelligence in Havana during his visit there in 1999.

Recordings and transcripts of Romney's meetings with Raul Castro and the promises Romney made.

Surveillance video of John McCain and Joseph Lieberman taken in Zurich showing them entering banking facilities after a trip to Kabul and meetings with druglords of the Northern Alliance.

Satellite imagery showing the movement of highly enriched nuclear material in and around New York City prior to the events of September 11, 2001.

Files showing the role of Israeli involvement in nuclear proliferation including but not limited to the sale of nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Files showing deposits in Cayman banks managed by Bain on behalf of over 300 members of the congress of the United States.

Evidence showing the transfer of nuclear material from Israel to North Korea.

These are only a small percentage of the materials you have available, materials that, quite frankly, will not be of value if world events continue their current levels of deterioration.

Thank you,
Gordon Duff
Senior Editor Veterans Today
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'Everything the West has done was to create ISIS' -- John Pilger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb_IZVwxw0M
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with John Pilger. Award winning journalist and author, John Pilger talks to us about how Washington, London and Paris gave birth to ISIS-Daesh. Plus we examine the media's role in spreading disinformation ahead of a vote in Parliament for UK bombing of Syria. Afshin looks at the Autumn Statement and why in a time of high alert we are cutting the police force and buying drones. Also we look at which companies are benefitting from the budget. Plus Afshin is joined once again by former MP and broadcaster, Lembit Opik, to look at the weeks news from a cyber sinking feeling over Trident to budget boosts for the BBC. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air

Putin Explains How Obama Created ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLufaTK29s

ISIS Video: America Airdropped Weapons In Our Hands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sXZB952cek

What it's like to live under ISIS? Syrian truck drivers reveal to RT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CekPxfCVAD8

Why Even the US Government is Afraid of Blackwater's Mercenaries | Brainwash Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZicjNx1BXg

ISIS Scores Huge Weapon Stash From US Airdrop [VIDEO]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsVaFpXgCfU

US sends weapons, supplies into the hands of ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJlF7usHNss

Journalist fired for exposing how CIA ran weapons to terrorists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD5VW_z6pG0

You're Being Lied To On Syria | United States The Real Terrorists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7yzpeXWEw

The REAL cause of Europe's "refugee" invasion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NUoEIIMD6M

Ruthless Blackwater Founder; I'll solve Migrant Crisis Quickly!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uValDKf5rbA

Why Do Saudi Arabia And Iran Hate Each Other?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-dMM3HRnhY
Published on Apr 5, 2015
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Saudi Arabia and Iran are engaged in a "proxy war" in Yemen, with both sides recruiting allies to gain influence in the region. So, why do Saudi Arabia and Iran hate each other?
Learn More:
Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 'Great Game' in Yemen
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/saudi-arabia-iran-great-game-ye-201492984846324440.html
"It would be an understatement to say that the internal power politics at play in Yemen are among the oldest, most complex and most dynamic in the Middle East."
Sunnis and Shia: Islam's ancient schism
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-16047709
"Muslims are split into two main branches, the Sunnis and Shia. "
Rivals - Iran vs. Saudi Arabia
https://carnegieendowment.org/2011/09/20/rivals-iran-vs.-saudi-arabia
"There are fears that the upheaval in the Middle East will exacerbate the deep rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran."
Watch More:
What Is Happening In Yemen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqns_M66sNM
Saudi Arabia And Iran's Fight to Control The Middle East
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhSEApTWAHM


ISIS Leader Admits They Are Funded By Obama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbaFwJel80E

Obama Admits He Is A Muslim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

No "Moderate Rebels" in Syria
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/05/07/no-moderate-rebels-in-syria/
For six years now, the U.S. and its allies have been arming/funding "moderate rebels" in Syria, resulting in millions of refugees and vast destruction of the country. Let us for a moment ignore the hypocrisy and insanity of this proxy war. How "moderate" are these rebels who are getting tens of billions of dollars of weapons, funding and training?
The official talking point is that these rebels of Free Syrian Army (FSA) are Syrians who are neither Islamists nor terrorists. The truth on the ground is that a majority of fighters are foreigners, and they are fanatical Islamists and terrorists (Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and ISIS).
As Middle East expert Professor Joshua Landis succinctly put, "Every rebel group in Syria has been associated with Al Qaeda at some point."
Below are some pictures that show the US-supported "moderate rebels" (the flag with green-white-black stripes and red stars) hanging out with Al Qaeda and ISIS fighters.
FSA spokesperson, Colonel Okaidi, has also said on TV interviews that his group gets along well with both ISIS "brothers" and Al Qaeda. This video also shows him hanging out with the US Ambassador to Syria.
FSA Colonel
There are also plenty of reports over the last six years that clearly indicate that supporting the FSA meant supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS. For example:...
Here are some examples of the barbaric nature of these moderate rebels. One FSA/Al Qaeda commander killed a Syrian soldier, ripped out the heart and ate it! In another incident, a bunch of CIA-vetted/armed rebels beheaded a 10-year-old boy on video.
More recently, another group of rebels bombed a few buses that were transferring women and children out of the rebel-held area. About 70 children died in the blast. While the children in the buses were burning, the rebels were celebrating, shouting "Allahu Akbar" and cursing the Shiites as pigs. Why so much hatred? The rebels are Sunni Muslims and the civilians were Shia Muslims. That's how rabid, vicious and monstrous these "moderate rebels" are. Below is a short clip; you can watch the entire video here...
The Syrian moderate rebels also have indoctrination camps for kids to breed the next generation of Jihadists. You can watch a short documentary from Vice on one such camp. The pics below are from another camp run by Uzbekistan's Al Qaeda fighters (yes, there are more than 30,000 foreign fighters in Syria).
So, that's the truth about the "moderate Syrian rebels" -- they are not moderate, they are not Syrian and they are not rebels. They should be called "Salafist Foreign Terrorists."...

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/mainstream-media-cuts-generals-mic-as-he-tells-the-truth-on-syrian-gas-attack.html
"You know, quite apart from all that, the part that seems to be missing from this -- and this was actually mentioned by the ambassador -- is what possible motive might have triggered Syria to launch a chemical attack at this time in this place?" Shaw replied. "The Syrians are winning, don't take my word for it, take the American military's word for it."
"He said that Assad has won this war, and we need to face that," Shaw said. "And then last week, you've got a Tweet by Trump that America is finished with [the Islamic State] and we're going to pull out soon, very soon. And then suddenly you have a gas attack..."

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/reports-claim-syria-russia-capture-british-troops-in-douma-uk-govt-denies.html

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/fake-white-helmets-chemical-attack.html

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/04/us-bombs-syria-to-cover-up-lack-of-evidence-on-chem-attacks-discredits-own-claims-by-doing-so.html

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/08/syria-the-egregious-western-media-chemical-weapon-fraud-in-eastern-ghouta/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/09/interview-eva-bartlett-how-the-us-uk-axis-media-spins-syria/
For the last 7 years, US and UK government policymakers and operatives have been instrumental in planting propaganda in thousands of 'news' reports and then citing them as 'evidence' to support their stated policy of regime change in Syria.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/07/ron-paul-vs-the-mainstream-media-should-us-forces-get-out-of-syria/

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fmr-congressman-ron-paul-on-syrian-gas-attack-another-false-flag/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/10/western-media-descends-into-fundamentalism-and-moral-degeneracy/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/10/neil-clark-on-the-collapse-of-the-skripal-narrative-its-the-emperors-new-clothes/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/03/31/russia-novichok-hysteria-proves-politicians-media-havent-learned-the-lessons-of-iraq/

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/09/israeli-missile-strike-hits-t4-airbase-near-homs-syria/

https://southfront.org/syrian-air-defense-forces-repel-missile-attack-on-t4-airbase-casualties-reported-video/

NEW IRAN AND SYRIA 2.DOC
https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328

TERRORIST FINANCE: ACTION REQUEST FOR SENIOR LEVEL ENGAGEMENT ON TERRORISM FINANCE
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE131801_a.html

SAUDI INTELLIGENCE CHIEF TALKS REGIONAL SECURITY WITH BRENNAN DELEGATION
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09RIYADH445_a.html

INFLUENCING THE SARG IN THE END OF 2006
https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06DAMASCUS5399_a.html

U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective - Node 17 - Syria - Case 2
http://us-foreign-policy-perspective.org/index.php?id=328

Pipeline Politics in the Syrian Civil War
September 20, 2015
https://www.unicornriot.ninja/2015/pipeline-politics-in-the-syrian-civil-war/
Oil politics in the Syrian civil war is a complex web of money deception and proxy war. What began as non-violent grassroots rebellion against Bashar al Assad and the Syrian state has morphed into a complex proxy war involving countless factions and alliances competing for control of oil, and territory. Various nation states and world powers who have their own financial interests in the region are supporting the armies on the ground. This is because of Syria's strategic importance as a potential gatekeeper between oil reserves from the gulf and oil markets in Europe. There are two different proposed pipelines that will have to run through Syria in order for this to happen. One sponsored by the gulf states called the "Qatar-Turkey pipeline" and one sponsored by the Iranians and Syrians nicknamed the "Islamic pipeline".

Leaked audio: Sec of State Kerry confirms US used ISIS to remove Syria's Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdVa5qoh_80
'Daesh was threatening to take Damascus. That's why Russia came in. We saw it coming too, but thought we could use it to force Assad to negotiate...' That is the essence of Kerry's comments here. Kerry's comments came at a meeting that took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last September (2016). The audio was originally leaked to the New York Times in late September. The excerpts in the above video are from the full version of the recording posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4phB-_pXDM
See also:
https://www.sott.net/article/338536-John-Kerry-admits-that-Russia-entered-Syrian-war-to-stop-ISIS-US-used-ISIS-to-pressure-Assad

Leaked audio of John Kerry's meeting with Syrian revolutionaries/UN (improved audio)
Published on Oct 4, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4phB-_pXDM
'"I lost the argument for use of force in Syria". Kerry's comments came at a meeting that took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on the sidelines the UN General Assembly'.
The audio gives a glimpse into what goes on outside official meetings. Note that it represents the US narrative and not necessarily the entire true narrative.
Any CC is automatic, brought to you by the people at Google.
Fair Use, section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976. The audio has been improved by Angel North. Not affiliated with CNN or any referrer to this video. The restored audio is posted here in the public interest of the US people.
The audio was originally leaked to NY Times in late September which only transcribed parts of it. CNN, which is the source (https://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/01/politics/kerry-audio-recording-syria/) for the audio posted here, has since removed it from their site.

The Truth About Pipeline Politics in the Syrian Proxy War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMCs2XlDRE
Published on Oct 7, 2015
www.undergroundworldnews.com
Oil politics in the Syrian civil war is a complex web of money deception and proxy war. What began as non-violent grassroots rebellion against Bashar al Assad and the Syrian state has morphed into a complex proxy war involving countless factions and alliances competing for control of oil, and territory. Various nation states and world powers who have their own financial interests in the region are supporting the armies on the ground. This is because of Syria's strategic importance as a potential gatekeeper between oil reserves from the gulf and oil markets in Europe. There are two different proposed pipelines that will have to run through Syria in order for this to happen. One sponsored by the gulf states called the "Qatar-Turkey pipeline" and one sponsored by the Iranians and Syrians nicknamed the "Islamic pipeline".
Since the 1990s, Europe has been increasingly dependent on Russian natural gas and oil. In 2014 it was estimated that 42% of the European Union's natural gas imports originated from Russia. This dependence has limited Europe's ability to make a show of force against Russia. Last year the U.S introduced economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its annexation of Crimea. When the US asked the EU to participate, there was a heated debate amongst the European nations about how exactly to impose sanctions. Eastern Europeans felt especially threatened by Russia's actions and wanted to enact the harshest penalties possible, however, Western Europeans were well aware that cutting off economic trade with Russia would destabilize their economies. As a result the European Union (EU) has desperately been looking for other sources of natural gas. The "pipeline" which will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan into Europe will help to offset dependence on Russian gas, but will take years to reach full capacity and will not rid Europe of Russian dependence altogether. On top of which European demand for natural gas is expected to rise dramatically in the next 30 years. There is only one known source of gas that can solve Europe's long term energy needs and that's source resides in the Middle East underneath the Persian Gulf.
Read More:
http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=2092

Wesley Clark to Fox News Bimbo We use radical Islamists for
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-YGMWI7vY

General Wesley Clark smacks O'liely
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrSvSB6HwG4

Chaos in the Muslim World "Gen: Wesley Clark on Middle East" !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj2NdCFRNFE

Gen. Wesley Clark - This Country was taken over by a group of people (PNAC) with a Policy Coup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzmW8c66UaI
http://911blogger.com/news/2011-03-26/wesley-clark-country-was-taken-over-group-people-policy-coup

General Wesley Clark - U.S. Foreign Policy Was Hijacked
https://disquietreservations.blogspot.ru/2011/04/general-wesley-clark-us-foreign-policy.html
The basic point that Gen. Clark made is that the Bush administration lied not just about the rationale for the Iraq war but for the entire U.S. presence in the Middle East. The public was conditioned and brainwashed into believing that the raison d'être of the war on terror is to stop the threat of international terrorism, terminate Al Qaeda, and keep America safe from any future terrorist attacks. But that is not the case. U.S. policymakers in the Pentagon and White House were never interested in fighting terrorism and stopping Al Qaeda, or to spread democracy and liberate the people of the Middle East from their dictators.
Gen. Clark says the real aim of U.S. foreign policy in the region is to overthrow governments and secure U.S. hegemony. He said that he met with a three-star general at the Pentagon weeks after 9/11 who informed him that seven nations were targeted for destabilization and regime change by the Bush administration's geopolitical strategists: Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. So far, the Obama administration has not changed the Bush administration's grand strategy in the Middle East. U.S. relations with Iran have not improved since Obama became President, and there is a big possibility that there will be an all out war between the two nations...

Seven Countries in Five Years
General Wesley Clark
https://genius.com/General-wesley-clark-seven-countries-in-five-years-annotated
starting with Iraq, then Syria and Lebanon, then Libya, then Somalia and Sudan, and back to Iran...

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons
https://www.cnn.com/2015/12/08/politics/amnesty-international-isis-weapons-u-s-/index.html

Proof that "Moderate Rebels" = Al Qaeda and ISIS
https://worldaffairs.blog/2017/06/24/proof-that-moderate-rebels-al-qaeda-and-isis/The term "moderate rebels" is a PR lie perpetrated by the globalists. The truth is that the moderate rebels of "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) is a fantasy construct of Neocons. Here are some links that show that supporting FSA means supporting Al Qaeda or ISIS...

General Dempsey schools Sen Lindsey Graham on AlQaeda ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdHtGCzLXU

Boris Johnson praising the White Helmets and providing £65 million!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2mWdvgCOqs

BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND WHITE HELMETS EXPOSED ON THE BBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAQmB74eIGo

Video Proves medical group White Helmets Work for ISIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZmY9YDqsgU
Published on Apr 14, 2017
The streaming service Netflix released a documentary film entitled The White Helmets on September 16, 2016. The film won the Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 89th Academy Awards. No one in Hollywood complained that they had just given an award to a terrorist propaganda branch.
They have won a lot of money in support for their fabricated activities, claiming to "help civilians". Civilians in Syria give a completely different opinion and insist that White Helmets only help jihadi fighters.
It's the White Helmets that has falsely professed to the UN that "President Assad dropped chemical weapons" in terrorist held areas. Although dead women and children could be found in footages released by White Helmets, no dead terrorists could be seen which is strange considering they would be the primary target.
This video is not only a further exposure of the truth about the multi-million dollar NATO & Gulf state funded fraudulent White Helmets, it is also a testament to the honour, the integrity and the fortitude of the Syrian people, who despite all they had suffered and endured during the almost five year terrorist occupation, came out resilient and determined to rebuild their shattered lives.

U S Plan- Destroy 7 countries in 5 years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MqVY1-ncBI
Published on Oct 9, 2014
4-star General Wesley Clark explaining how the Bush Administration planned on destroying 7 countries in 5 years.
"9/11 was the neoconservatives "new Pearl Harbor" that they wrote they needed in order to launch their wars in the Middle East. George W. Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury said that the topic of Bush's first cabinet meeting was the invasion of Iraq. This was prior to 9/11. In other words, Washington's wars in the Middle East were planned prior to 9/11." -- Paul Craig Roberts http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/17/the-real-humanitarian-crisis-is-not-in-aleppo/

General Wesley Clark Asked About 7 Country W@R Plan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pGkFMho6Co
Published on Sep 25, 2013
In this video Luke Rudkowski ask's General Wesley Clark about a speech he made where he revealed pentagon plans for W@R with seven countries in five years. Clark's reaction speaks volumes as he does not say much and walks off when asked about Obama's handling of $yr!4, one of the countries mentioned in the pentagon plan.
Watch Clark's speech here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

GENERAL WESLEY CLARK SPEAKING 2007 ON IRAN LIBYA SYRIA IRAQ AFRICA AND 911.flv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m58jF8_KgzI
Published on Apr 3, 2012
THIS video was originally from a 2007 talk GENERAL WESLEY CLARK gave that I downloaded from the Alex Jones channel. The reason I'm posting it here now is to prove to those who are starting to wake up as to how long ago those in the new world order had planed to invade Libya /Syria/Iraq /Iran /Sudan/Saudi Arabia etc.please listen to this video carefully play back over and over if needed . pay very close attention to how many day's after the twin towers were hit that this was all already decided.. also you need to pay very close attention when he talks about the project for a new American century and he actually list the names of those involved especially dick Cheney who was one of the people involved in commissioning the actual study back in 2000. keep in mind if you follow their original time line from September11 of 2001 they said 7 country's in 5 years which means they wanted to have invaded all 7 by 2006 or close to that .here it is 2012 they are behind schedule by over 6 years actually 5 years they hit Libya in 2011 but non the less they are getting very irritated that we have woken up and are slowing them down and starting to stand up and fight .in other words you can expect then to try to accelerate things even more now and force us under their rule and domination .spread this video to every military service person you can show them terror storm to learn just how far back they planed ww1and ww2 and who financed them both.

9/11 - Neocons Planned Middle East Destabilization Since 2000?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuvV8-82LPQ
Published on Jun 14, 2013
9/11 revisited. This video opens with Wesley Clark, Four-Star General, U.S. Army (Ret.), and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (1997 -- 2000) speaking of being informed at a Pentagon visit in the weeks after 9/11 about the proposed implementation of the G.W. Bush administration's Project for the New American Century. This plan, he learned from a Three-Star General of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, included attacking and destroying the governments in seven countries in five-years -- Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran
The Neoconservative Wolfowitz Doctrine written in 1992, and the resultant Project for the New American Century manifesto written in 2000 laid out plans for foreign nation destabilization and nation-building by America. Fully implementing the plans required that a Neoconservative administration gain the White House in 2001, and for a nationally galvanizing event like "a new Pearl Harbor" to occur, which was realized with the highly suspicious attacks of September 11, 2001. The Republican instigated "Brooks Brothers Riot" [http://youtu.be/eR5V7cjpycw - beginning a 02:40] that utilized planted Republican staff members posing as Florida residents during the 2000 election recount, successfully stopped the recount and allowed the Supreme Court to appoint George W. Bush as the President of the United States even though Al Gore would have won the recount. This "riot" allowed the Neoconservative administration to begin implementing their Project for the New American Century goals.
A Pentagon document dated March 5, 2001, entitled "Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oil Field Contracts" called for divvying-up Iraq's oil wealth [http://youtu.be/SzX3DfZR_1c - at 06:15] and predated the March 20, 2003 invasion by 2 years and predated the 9/11 attacks by six-months.
9/11 - What Happened to the Passengers? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGB9A4ODmFo
Below is the excellent 5-hour professional investigative 9/11 film which examines important aspects of the 9/11 attacks and demonstrates that the attack was not as we have been led to believe:
September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor (Full version) - Part 1 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ppQDmId9M
September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor (Full version) - Part 2 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahPo6DiGp7Y
September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor (Full version) - Part 3 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVF4oUOFJE
The world we live in today is largely a direct result of the events of September 11, 2001. This 3-part documentary is an extremely detailed examination of what really happened on the day that changed the course of the world.
http://youtu.be/h6SdkRoBmvY - 9/11 - Aaron Russo Forewarned 11-Months Before Attack

He WARNED Us about The U.S. Plan to take out 7 countries!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nvGpW0pu1U

The Elite's Strategic Destabilization in the Middle East
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t01YYUhpkX0

P.N.A.C: The Plan To Destabilize The Middle-East
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqTq8QL86TY
Published on Oct 13, 2014
P.N.A.C Project for a new American century
THE ARAB SPRING WAS FERMENTED BY THE WEST
General Wesley Clark first announced this in 2003...

The New American Century (Complete)
Published on Nov 7, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8v5aPkkrAI
This film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. This film exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud with video of insiders themselves admitting it. This film shows how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War. This film shows the white papers of the oil company Unocal which called for the creation of a pipeline through Afghanistan and how their exact needs were fulfilled through the US invasion of Afghanistan. This film shows how Halliburton under their "cost plus" exclusive contract with the US Government went on a mad dash spending spree akin to something out of the movie Brewster's Millions, yet instead of blowing $30 million they blew through BILLIONS by literally burning millions of dollars worth of hundred thousand dollar cars and trucks if they had so much as a flat tire. "A stunning film. It should be seen as widely as possible, in cinemas, bars, clubs, at meetings and, of course, through the internet. I'm sure the film will continue to be a source of debate and political education for many years. Maybe until the war criminals have been brought to trial." - Ken Loach While Massimo Mazzuccos first political documentary, GLOBAL DECEIT (2006), focused on the long list of inconsistencies in the official version of the 9/11 attacks, THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY explores the historical, philosophical and economic background that suggests a matrix for such events that is much closer to home than the so-called "Islamic terrorism". The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, whose unfolding is described in chilling detail in a document called "Project for the New American Century", published in the year 2,000, that seems to have served as the actual blueprint for such dramatic events

U.S. General Wesley Clark: A policy coup took place on 9/11
https://www.sott.net/article/258693-US-General-Wesley-Clark-A-policy-coup-took-place-on-9-11

Wes Clark - America's Foreign Policy "Coup"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY2DKzastu8

Wesley Clark, "Don't Wait for the Next War"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKOJhRKqAtI
https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/wesley-k-clark-dont-wait-next-war-strategy-american-growth-and-global-leadership
From World War II through the Cold War, America grew into a formidable world leader as the Arsenal of Democracy. But in recent years the nation has lost its way, Clark believes. The retired four-star general, currently head of his own strategic consulting firm and member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, argues that we need a new strategic vision, particularly in relation to the turbulent Middle East, China, and the unprecedented challenges of cybersecurity. (PublicAffairs)
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Plans for Middle East - U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark | HD 1080p
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz5fZziMWEE
Published on Nov 9, 2013
US Army General Wesley Clark, talks about the future plans to invade 7 Muslim Countries.
General Wesley Clark:
Because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in.
He said, "Sir, you gotta come in you've gotta come in and talk to me a second."
I said, "Well, you're too busy."
He said, "No, no."
He says, "We've made the decision we're going to war with Iraq."
This was on or about the 20th of September.
I said, "We're going to war with Iraq? Why?"
He said, "I don't know." He said, "I guess they don't know what else to do."
So I said, "Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?"
He said, "No, no." He says, "There's nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq." He said, "I guess it's like we don't know what to do about terrorists, but we've got a good military and we can take down governments." And he said, "I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to
look like a nail.
"So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, "Are we still going to war with Iraq?" And he said, "Oh, it's worse than that." He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, "I just got this down from upstairs" -- meaning the Secretary of Defense's
office -- "today."
And he said, "This is a memo that describes how we're going to take out 7 countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran."
These are their evil plans! Invading innocent and poor countries for stealing (robbing) natural resources and then installing their puppet (slave) regimes or governments, raping women and girls, committing acts of ruthless barbarianism and terrorism by murdering and torturing the people (physically & mentally) of that country. Even the kids are not left, the Kids are also the target of Terrorism committed by the Americans, British and their allies.

Was There a Plan to Destabilize the Middle East (and the world?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzX3DfZR_1c
Published on Oct 20, 2012
The neo-conservatives had plans for the Middle East in place through the Project for the New American Century, which in September of 2000 cautioned in writing that implementing their plans would likely be a long and drawn-out affair absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event like "a new Pearl Harbor" - 12-months later the events of 9/11 occurred. Was 9/11 the "New Pearl Harbor" needed to get Americans to support an invasion in the Middle East to get their "ball rolling," so to speak? Was 9/11 a 2001 version of the proposed 1962 false flag "Operation Northwoods?"
[https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2012-09-23/how-high-oil-prices-will-permanently-cap-economic-growth]
"For most of the last century, cheap oil powered global economic growth. But in the last decade, the price of oil has quadrupled, and that shift will permanently shackle the growth potential of the world's economies....Not long ago, when oil was $20 a barrel, the U.S. was the locomotive of global economic growth; the federal government was running budget surpluses; the jobless rate at the beginning of the last decade was at a 40-year low. Now, growth is stalled, the deficit is more than $1 trillion and almost 13 million Americans are unemployed."
"And the U.S. isn't the only country getting squeezed. From Europe to Japan, governments are struggling to restore growth. But the economic remedies being used are doing more harm than good, based as they are on a fundamental belief that economic growth can return to its former strength. Central bankers and policy makers have failed to fully recognize the suffocating impact of $100-a-barrel oil."
"Guess what oil prices were doing in 2008, when the world fell into the deepest recession since the 1930s? From trading around $30 a barrel in 2004, oil prices marched steadily higher before hitting a peak of $147 a barrel in the summer of 2008. Unlike past oil price shocks, this time there wasn't even a supply disruption to blame. The spigot was wide open. The problem was, we could no longer afford to buy what was flowing through it."

Project for the New American Century
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sSDUN-esUI
Published on Nov 22, 2010
David Swanson: PNAC calls for the assertion of American military might around the globe
To watch a multi-part episode, click the link Below:
http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=74&jumival=639

War is a Lie
http://therealnews.com/t2/story:5889:War-is-a-Lie
David Swanson: All wars require lies

Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans to destroy America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZU0c8DAIU4

Putin on the destruction of the Middle East -- Must watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy5F5nDuXYY

John Kerry: "Problem Is Young People Don't Want To Die Anymore"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG76dPe4hRU

Joe Biden - ISIS terrorists armed by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOf7jzc7faY
"ISIS Daesh armed by our friends and alias." - NATO General General Wesley Clark (Zionist)
Biden forgot to mention Israel, America and Britain continue to do it.

EX-MARINE TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT ISIS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-sOnmsWivs
Published on Dec 6, 2015
Ex-marine tells the truth about Isis and Islam!

PUTIN JUST EXPOSED THE PLOT TO DESTROY AMERICA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bee70unn9aM

International Journalist Tells The Truth About Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WisDjl6g6rk

Ex-CIA Agent: America creates its own enemies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLjZoA3GaVE
Americans are in the crosshairs of terrorists worldwide purely due to Washington's policy in the Muslim world, not because there is an Islamic enemy whose only aim is to kill Americans for their freedoms and lifestyle, insists a former CIA officer. Historian Michael Scheuer, an author of "Through our enemies' eyes", who worked for the agency for over 20 years till 2004 and at one time was the chief of the CIA's 'Bin Laden unit', says America's greatest enemy -- radical Islam -- never existed: neither when Bin Laden was alive, nor now.

Wesley Clark Told The Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAFHOHIiFZA
Published on May 28, 2012
People need to be investigated. There needs to be accountability.
Here's an article by Glenn Greenwald on the subject.
https://www.salon.com/2011/11/26/wes_clark_and_the_neocon_dream/

I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ

Assad Destroys US Reporter In Interview Exposes Zionist Propaganda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HLjC53emUM

Nikki Haley & Ayelet Shaked EXPOSED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-czVsco7FaI
Settlements explained. Nikki Haley admits being able to manipulate the UN. Meet Ayelet Shaked & the people who rule over us

What's REALLY Happening in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJZRvp6w4wc
The U.S. is HELPING ISIS and moving closer to war with Russia. Subscribe to Syrian Girl's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SyrianGirlpartisan

Chemical weapons attack, maybe, by someone possibly
https://vladtepesblog.com/2018/04/11/chemical-weapons-attack-maybe-by-someone-possibly/
The first casualty of war is truth. And we are pretty much always at war. So... yeah.
Here is a clip from the Syrian Army showing a chemical weapons factory they found belonging to the terrorists in Ghouta.
The Russians claim not to have found any trace of a chemical weapons attack at all, and are making rather clear threats to retaliate against a US strike on Syria to any platform that launches the strike. This would mean US naval assets. The US takes that sort of attack rather seriously with the notable exception of Barack Obama who seemed to encourage them.

#BREAKING NEWS: #Russian fleet based in #Syria's port is now fully deployed with air defense suites active and connected with land based radars and air defense launchers. Ships are moving into their positions for optimal coverage of Syria's coast.
-- NewsAlertHQ (@NewsAlertHQ) April 11, 2018...
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Syrian Gas Attack Is 'Another False Flag' Says Former Congressman Ron Paul
https://freedomoutpost.com/syrian-gas-attack-another-false-flag-says-former-congressman-ron-paul/
Former congressman Ron Paul weighed in on the alleged gas attack which took place in Syria and noted how the deep state will use this likely false flag to push the US into another senseless war.

As the Free Thought Project reported this week, late Saturday night, the mainstream media began spreading the news of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. Immediately after the unconfirmed reports, President Donald Trump began threatening Russia, Iran and "Animal Assad," and blamed them for the attack. However, after examining the situation objectively, many people are now calling this alleged attack a false flag, including former congressman Ron Paul.

Indeed, less than a month ago, the Russian military predicted this exact scenario. As CNBC reported last month, the threat, by Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was widely reported by Russia media sites such as state news agency RIA and Tass. It said Gerasimov said Russia had "reliable information" about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians.

In a report on Monday, former congressman Ron Paul presented his analysis via the Ron Paul Liberty Report, on which he alleged that this most recent chemical attack had all the telltale signs of a false flag attack.

"An incident will occur and somebody will get blamed and it's usually a false flag," said Paul.

"Right now, recently, it's all been in Syria, 'Assad did it! Assad did it!'" explained the former congressman. "No proof at all."

Illustrating the premeditated nature of the deep state's march to war with Syria, within only hours of the alleged attack, Israel launched a strike as the US military began prepping for deployment -- with zero proof of Assad carrying out an attack.

On Tuesday, Trump announced that he has cancelled further appointments to plan the response to the chemical attack which has yet to even be investigated. It was also announced that a US destroyer was in route to the western Mediterranean to engage Syria.

People are going to die -- including many innocent woman and children -- and all of it will be based on what many are referring to as a false flag. However, the neocons do not seem to care.

While there is a tiny chance that Assad did actually release chemical weapons on his own people in order to drive out the remaining insurgents from Douma, it goes against all logic as it would provoke the actions which are now taking place -- ensuring the rest of the country is invaded and turned to rubble by US-made missiles.

"The way the people that perpetuate these false flags [sic] say that Assad is gassing his own people, at the same time, he's winning the war and the people are flocking back in to go to the territories that he has returned to the government of Syria," explained Paul. "But, nevertheless, he's out there gassing his own people, which makes no sense whatsoever and fewer and fewer people are believing this."

Sadly, however, as Paul points out, it doesn't matter if We the People do not believe them as the people who control the bombs will use this lie to their advantage to launch another war.

This time, however, it will involve straining the already tense relationship with Russia and Iran and could kick off World War III.

The idea of Assad gassing his own people is so preposterous that even FOX News' Tucker Carlson weighed in on the issue Monday night, blasting both the left and the right for their role in pushing the US into another senseless war.

"All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children, but do they really know that? Of course, they don't really know that. They're making it up. They have no real idea what happened," Carlson said.

"Actually both sides in the Syrian civil war possess chemical weapons," he said, noting that it wouldn't have benefited Assad to use chlorine gas, since his forces have been winning the war in Syria.

Carlson and Paul both brought up the alleged attack which was blamed on Assad last year and pointed out that there was still no evidence proving it was the Syrian government. "But of course they were lying," Carlson said, noting that US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis admitted two months ago that there is still no proof that Assad used sarin last year.

Nevertheless, just like Trump launched dozens of million dollar Tomahawk missiles at the country in an unprovoked act of war -- based on rumors by known liars -- this scenario will likely play out in a similar manner.

Based on an incident, which is surrounded by lies, the US is now promising a military response within the next 48 hours.

Article posted with permission from The Free Thought Project
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fmr-congressman-ron-paul-on-syrian-gas-attack-another-false-flag/
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Another False Flag - Will Trump Escalate In Syria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Udgh_aECE
RonPaulLibertyReport
Streamed live on Apr 9, 2018
Rebel-allied organizations in Syria have claimed that the government has released chlorine gas near Ghouta, killing dozens. The Syrians and Russians deny the charges. Neocons are all demanding that Trump launch a bigger attack or America will "lose face." Will the Russians sit back and allow another US attack on the Syrian government? And if they don't?

MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-100819428.html
A leading weapons academic has claimed that the Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged, raising questions about who was responsible.
Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), issued a series of three reports in response to the White House's finding that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad perpetrated the attack on 4 April.
He concluded that the US government's report does not provide any "concrete" evidence that Assad was responsible, adding it was more likely that the attack was perpetrated by players on the ground.
Postol said: "I have reviewed the [White House's] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.
"In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document point to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of 4 April.
"This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin release and the photographs of that source. My own assessment is that the source was very likely tampered with or staged, so no serious conclusion could be made from the photographs cited by the White House."

MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged
Theodore Postol of MIT says there is no concrete evidence linking Assad to the attack.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mit-expert-claims-latest-chemical-weapons-attack-syria-was-staged-1617267
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No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/17/pers-a17.html
"The drive to World War III must be stopped. A new international movement against war, uniting the great mass of working people and youth in opposition to capitalism and imperialism, must be built."...
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US and imperialist allies launch strikes against Syria
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/14/pers-a14.html#pk_campaign=sidebar&pk_kwd=mostread
14 April 2018

The World Socialist Web Site condemns the strikes against Syria carried out Friday night by US, French and British forces. The attack is a flagrant and illegal act of aggression. The administrations of American President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are guilty of a war crime, which poses the danger of triggering a conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.

The pretext for the attack on Syria is unproven allegations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military forces used banned chemical weapons against US-backed rebel militias in the city of Douma. Russia, which has significant military contingents in Syria to support Assad's government in its seven-year civil war against predominantly Islamist-based militias, has categorically rejected the US and allied propaganda. It has openly accused British intelligence of pressuring Syrian rebel organisations to manufacture a video that purports to show victims of a chemical weapons attack.

A team from the ostensibly independent Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was scheduled to arrive in Douma to carry out an inspection of the alleged site this weekend. Trump's order to initiate strikes was calculated to pre-empt such an inspection and a confirmation by the OPCW that the entire pretext for any attack on Syria was a lie.

The fraudulent basis for the assault was underscored shortly after Trump's broadcast, during the subsequent press briefing by his defense secretary, General Jim Mattis. Mattis could not provide any coherent details as to the US accusations. Moreover, contradicting the president's vow of a protracted campaign against Syria, the general appeared to indicate that there would be no more action apart from the missile strikes that had already taken place.

If this does prove to be the case, the action ordered by Trump will fall far short of what was being demanded within the American political and media establishment.

Given the extreme vitriol directed against Bashar al-Assad, there is no doubt that advocates of a military strike expected that any attack would include an attempt to assassinate the Syrian president.

A column in the German journal Die Welt provided one indication of the homicidal nature of what large sections of the imperialist ruling class internationally want unleashed against Syria. It declared: "War against Assad should be guided by one goal... Can the Assad regime be exterminated (auslöschen) with a missile strike?" In using the term "auslöschen" to refer to the Syrian president, the German publication adopted a term associated with the extermination of the Jews under the Nazis -- that is, using language that could have appeared in Hitler's Völkischer Beobachter .

Far from the destruction of the Assad government, however, the strike against Syria appears to have had minimal impact. The Russian military has boasted that Syrian air defenses shot down most of the missiles fired into Syria, and that none of its personnel or assets in the country were impacted. Bashar al-Assad reportedly walked to his office on Saturday morning.

At this point, the attack has served primarily to underscore the debacle facing the US-led imperialist intrigues for regime-change in Syria. It will most likely not be long before sections of the American political and media establishment are accusing Trump of a climb-down and capitulation to Vladimir Putin. Demands will inevitably be made for far more extensive, and murderous, operations.

The propaganda campaign justifying the attack on Syria was concocted to provide a pretext for a massive military onslaught -- not one-off missile strikes.

Facing the prospect of a military rout of its Islamist proxy forces fighting to overthrow the Syrian government, the decision for an escalation was made in Washington and London, and it was left to the CIA, MI6 and their Syrian agents to manufacture a pretext.

On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense provided the most coherent and logical account given so far regarding the incident in Douma on April 7, which the Western press has unanimously proclaimed a chemical weapons attack on civilians by the Assad government.

"We have irrefutable evidence that it was another staged attack, and the special services of a state which is in the forefront of the Russo-phobic campaign had a hand in staging it," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

The Russian Defense Ministry showed a video interview with two people, one of whom was a medical student working at Douma's only operational hospital. The witnesses said that after a Syrian Army artillery barrage hit a building, people suffering from smoke inhalation were being treated at a hospital. Then, unknown individuals -- later revealed to be associated with the CIA-backed Syrian rebel "White Helmets" -- ran into the hospital screaming that there had been a chemical weapons attack. They encouraged the victims to douse each other with water, which they then proceeded to film.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov stated: "We know for certain that between April 3 and April 6 the so-called White Helmets were seriously pressured from London to speed up the provocation that they were preparing."

RT.com reported: "According to Konashenkov, the group, which was a primary source of photos and footage of the purported chemical attack, was informed of a large-scale artillery attack on Damascus planned by the Islamist group Army of Islam, which controlled Douma at the time. The White Helmets were ordered to arrange the provocation after retaliatory strikes by the Syrian government forces, which the shelling was certain to lead to, he said."

Despite vehemently denouncing the Russian claims, neither Washington nor London made any attempt to factually refute them. In contrast to the categorical statements of the Russian government, backed up by video testimony, Theresa May has only claimed it was "highly likely" that Syria carried out the attack. But even that was more definite than the statements of Defense Secretary Mattis, who declared the United States was still "looking for the actual evidence."

With the initiation of attacks on Syria, the US and its allies have signaled that the unravelling of the nominal reasons for war is irrelevant. Their onslaught is driven by far deeper causes than the lies used to justify them.

What is taking place is directly in line with the analysis of imperialism made by the great 20th century Marxists, Lenin and Trotsky. World imperialism is undertaking a new re-division of the world. Britain and France want to be recognized as full-scale participants in the new carve-up of the Middle East and its effective recolonization: their oil corporations do not want to be left out of the plunder.

All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy. The vast gulf between them and their populations is expressed in the fact that none of them has been able to create any broad-based support for war. According to one YouGov poll, only 22 percent of the British population supports a military strike on Syria.

Moreover, the launching of a major new military campaign is seen in London, Paris, and Washington as a means of implementing police-state rule, including mass censorship, to prop up their crisis-ridden governments in the face of mounting popular opposition and a growing strike movement by the working class.

This new conflict will not stop with the attack on Syria, just as the expansion of war did not stop with the invasion of Iraq. The stage is being set for a confrontation with Iran, Russia and, ultimately, China. More and more, imperialist policy is acquiring a completely reckless and unhinged character.

So far, the ruling class has been able to rely on the absence of any organized resistance to war. But popular anti-war sentiment will inevitably take on active forms and meet up with rising opposition to austerity and the destruction of democratic rights.
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War, lies and censorship
13 April 2018
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/13/pers-a13.html

The United States, Britain and France are in the final stages of preparing a new bloodbath in the Middle East. A US naval strike force, headed by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, is steaming toward the Persian Gulf, bombs are being loaded onto aircraft, and troops are on the move, as the imperialist powers prepare to launch military aggression against Syria that could quickly develop into a direct conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.

But imperialist war is propelled by more than soldiers and missiles: it is powered by lies.

For the past month, all the major US, British and French news outlets have been working overtime to peddle a series of lies, one after the other, to sell the public a re-hash of the "weapons of mass destruction" narrative used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The democratic conception of the free press centers on it's being a so-called "fourth estate," independent from and skeptical toward the claims of the political establishment. But in the frenzied war fever, the distinction between journalism and state propaganda has been obliterated.

While journalism seeks to question and probe, propaganda seeks to sensationalize, simplify and incite. Journalism sees all claims as suspect; propaganda treats the statements of the government as sacrosanct and everything else as lies.

Last month, the press howled with indignation at what they called an attempt by Russia to poison former double agent Sergei Skripal on British soil. On one day, the press proclaimed with certainty that the poison "circulated through the vents of Skripal's BMW." On another day, and with equal certainty, these same outlets declared that "the lethal nerve agent Novichok was placed on the door handle of Sergei Skripal's house in Salisbury." No attempt was made to probe the changing narrative.

When UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson declared that the Porton Down chemical weapons laboratory in Britain was "absolutely categorical" that Russia was behind the poisoning, the US media cheered his proclamation and the subsequent expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US and other countries. But when he was flatly contradicted by that same laboratory, and when the Skripals inconveniently recovered from what was purportedly one of the world's most lethal poisons, the press simply buried the story and went on to the next lie.

Just two days after Porton Down exploded the Skripal narrative by publicly contradicting Johnson, the CIA-backed propaganda outfit known as the White Helmets released images of children lying motionless, crying and being doused with water to substantiate claims by US-backed militia that the Syrian government had killed dozens of people in a chemical weapons attack. For days, those images were plastered on the front pages of newspapers and endlessly looped on the broadcast news.

Conveniently enough, the attack came a week after a statement from Trump indicating that US troops would soon be withdrawn from Syria. The US media howled in outrage at that suggestion, with the Washington Post declaring that "a US withdrawal would create an Obama-style vacuum that would be filled by Iran, Hezbollah" and "Russia." This was the day before the supposed chemical weapons attack in Syria.

By the next day, the narrative had changed completely. Gone was all talk of countering Russian and Iranian "influence" and securing "American Interests." From that point on, the sole aim of the United States in Syria was the protection of children from, as Trump himself put it, the "Animal Assad." News broadcasts all proclaimed their absolute certainty that the Assad government had carried out a chemical weapons attack.

That no evidence has been presented for this claim is of no import, nor the fact that previous claims of a similar character were later refuted. The lie has had its effect, and the US, Britain and France are on the war path.

Now, the aim of the media war-mongers is to ensure maximum carnage. On Wednesday, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens called for a "decapitation strike" to murder Syrian President Assad, declaring, "If we are serious about restoring an international norm against the use of chemical weapons, then the penalty for violating the norm must be severe." If Stephens had his way, Assad's scalp would be nailed to the mantle of the White House next to that of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Every predatory war launched by the United States against a weaker country has been waged under false pretenses. The Mexican War of 1846 was begun with the lying declaration by President Polk that Mexico "invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil." The Spanish--American War, which led to the bloody conquest of the Philippines, was egged on by the Hearst press in the textbook definition of "yellow journalism."

The escalation of the Vietnam War was justified by lie that an American ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin.

The invasion of Afghanistan was justified by the September 11, 2001 terror attacks -- carried out by individuals close to the Saudi monarchy, America's key Arab ally in the Middle East, who were actively monitored by the US intelligence agencies as they took flight lessons and prepared their plot. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, which cost the lives of more than one million people, was justified by Colin Powell's lies to the United Nations and the "dodgy dossiers" cooked up by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

But the basic problem with conducting foreign policy through the Big Lie is the old adage attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

There is no popular support for NATO's drive to war in Syria. In Britain, where Prime Minister Theresa May declared she would seek to sidestep a vote in parliament, only 22 percent of the population supports a missile strike against Syria, while more than three quarters either oppose it or did not express their opinion. There can be no doubt that the figures for the United States would be similar -- if the press even cared to conduct such polls.

After years of shameless lying to justify predatory wars, the mainstream media has lost the public's support. According to a recent poll by Monmouth University, "More than 3 in 4 Americans believe that traditional major TV and newspaper media outlets report 'fake news.'"

The discrediting of mainstream news outlets in the wake of the invasion of Iraq, however, has corresponded with an explosion in the diversity of political viewpoints and news outlets available to the population through the rise of the Internet and social media. As an antidote to the propaganda pumped out by the New York Times, real journalists, such as Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Seymour Hersh, have debunked the claims by the US media of previous poison gas attacks in articles accessible to millions of people online.

This is what accounts for the US media's hysteria, over the past year-and-a-half, on the need to block what they call "fake news." The New York Times and Washington Post, through the implementation of state censorship, are seeking to regain their monopoly over political discourse.

As former Obama administration official Samantha Power noted last year, "During the Cold War, most Americans received their news and information via mediated platforms. Reporters and editors serving in the role of professional gatekeepers had almost full control over what appeared in the media." It is to this halcyon past -- when the Western governments and their flunkies in the mainstream press were able to lie with impunity -- to which the media propagandists are seeking to return.

This is precisely the aim of the campaign for Internet censorship waged by the Democrats, the major media outlets and their partners in Silicon Valley. Since last July, when the WSWS exposed the efforts by Google to censor the Internet through the manipulation of its search results, the campaign for Internet censorship has sharply escalated, in conjunction with the growth of working class struggle and opposition to the policies of the corporate and financial aristocracy.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered testimony before Congress in which he outlined the company's plans, through the power of artificial intelligence, to "evaluate" and "police" all the content posted on the world's largest social network in order to block the dissemination of "fake news." Measures are being taken to limit the reach of oppositional publications or shut them down altogether.

The real target of the censorship campaign is not "fake news," but true news -- that is, genuine journalism and independent reporting, which by its very nature contradicts the lies of the war-mongers in Washington, London and Paris.

Andre Damon
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German government backs illegal attack on Syria
By Johannes Stern
17 April 2018
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/17/germ-a17.html

The attack of the imperialist powers on Syria must be condemned in the strongest terms. The military strikes that were carried out by the US, French and British forces on Friday night with the support of the German federal government are a violation of international law that threatens to trigger a conflict with Russia, the world's second-greatest nuclear power.

Russia's ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said after the attack: "We have warned that such actions will not be without consequences." On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the US and its Western allies against further air strikes on Syrian positions. This would "inevitably cause chaos in international relations," Putin said.

The German government has backed this war crime and repeated the lies used to prepare it. The military mission was "necessary and appropriate" to "preserve the effectiveness of the international ban on the use of chemical weapons and to warn the Syrian regime of further violations," said Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union, CDU) on Saturday in Berlin.

The attack on Syria, just like the Iraq war 15 years ago, was justified by lies. For the Syrian regime, the alleged poison gas attack in the city of Duma "made absolutely no sense," explained Günter Meyer, professor at the Department of Geography of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and chairman of the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO), speaking on public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk. "If there has ever been such an attack," it can be assumed that it was a "false flag" attack, he continued. The Syrian "White Helmets" had previously staged "a variety of similar incidents."

The attack on Syria marks a new stage of imperialist aggression, not only against Syria but also against Russia. This underscores the reaction of politicians and editorialists in Germany. Immediately after the attack, Social Democratic Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for the establishment of a transitional government in Damascus and a tougher stance against Russia...
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Facebook CEO presents plans for mass censorship at Senate hearing
By Andre Damon
11 April 2018
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/face-a11.html#pk_campaign=sidebar&pk_kwd=mostread

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his appearance Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees to outline a plan for mass censorship on the world's largest social media platform.

Zuckerberg explained how every single statement made by the company's 2.2 billion users is analyzed and vetted by artificial intelligence systems, then reviewed by an army of some 20,000 censors. If the company finds a statement to be "sensational" or "divisive," the user will be flagged as a "bad actor," and either have their posts blocked, be reported to the government, or both.
Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress

Since the 2016 election, Zuckerberg said, the company had undergone a transformation. "We are going through a broader philosophical shift in how we approach our responsibility as a company," Zuckerberg said.

It is "not enough to build tools" and let users do what they want with them, Zuckerberg said. "We need to make sure they are used for good" by "policing" the Facebook "ecosystem."

The ability to "police" all the content on Facebook was impossible until the rise of artificial intelligence, Zuckerberg said. "From the beginning of the company in 2004, we didn't have AI technology that could look at content people were sharing." But the rapid development of artificial intelligence now allows Facebook to screen and understand every single post and message on its platform.

"By the end of this year we'll have more than 20,000 people working on security and content review," Zuckerberg said. "So when content gets flagged to us we have those people look at it."

He bragged that Facebook's artificial intelligence tools now succeed in flagging 99 percent of "terrorist propaganda" before users ever see it. By "rolling out AI tools," Facebook can "proactively police and enforce" all content, Zuckerberg said.

These AI tools will be used to identify accounts that spread "fake news," and they have helped the company "proactively remove tens of thousands of accounts before they could contribute significant harm."

To drive home the company's integration into the military/intelligence/police apparatus, Zuckerberg declared that Facebook is actively involved in an "arms race" with Russia.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy demanded that Zuckerberg do more to combat "divisive" Facebook accounts and pages, not just those operated by Russia. The Senator had a staffer hold up a sign with examples of such "divisive" pages, asking why they were allowed to continue operating.

Zuckerberg's appearance came after he announced on Friday that the company would require all "large" Facebook pages and all pages that run political and issue ads to verify their identities. He clarified what this would mean in his appearance Tuesday, saying he would require anyone operating "large" pages to have a "valid government identity," and to "verify their location" by receiving a confirmation code by mail.

Asked by Republican Senator John Cornyn whether Facebook took responsibility for its users' statements, Zuckerberg declared, "we're responsible for the content." He added that its artificial intelligence tools would be able to tell whether a post was "you know...something bad."

The vast and sweeping dangers to democratic rights posed by Facebook's censorship measures were ignored by all of the Democratic Congressmen, who universally cheered the crackdown by the social media giant. The same went for nearly all the Republicans, with the exception of Senator Ted Cruz, who sought to burnish his credentials with the extreme right by criticizing Facebook's censorship of far-right political organizations.

Cruz accused Facebook and other technology giants of engaging "in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship" against the far right, in order to promote what he called "left-wing" political views. Cruz asked Zuckerberg whether he knew the "political orientation "of Facebook's "content evaluators."

Zuckerberg replied with the standard line worked out between the Democrats, leading Republicans, and the intelligence agencies. "There are a number of things that we would all agree are clearly bad. Foreign interference in our elections, terrorism... that...is clearly bad activity that we want to get down."

In fact, the real target of the mass censorship regime implemented by the technology giants is left-wing political opposition, most importantly workers' use of Facebook to organize strikes and protests. Over the past two months, numerous stories in major US newspapers warned that teachers throughout the country were using Facebook groups to organize strikes independently of the unions.

Cruz's claims that Facebook was spreading "left-wing" viewpoints constituted the entirety of the criticism within the hearing of Facebook's efforts to rip up the First Amendment and institute mass censorship.

Indeed, despite weeks of negative press stories and efforts to demonize Zuckerberg for being insufficiently deferential to claims about Russian "meddling" in the 2016 election, the hearing was notable for the remarkable unanimity within the ruling class for the creation of a mass censorship regime, as part of a transition to openly dictatorial forms of rule.

Amid a deepening political crisis at the highest levels of the state, mounting opposition within the working class, and the growing threat of world war, the ruling elite sees in censorship the only way to prop up its beleaguered domination over society.

The World Socialist Web Site is leading the struggle to oppose internet censorship through the building of a mass socialist movement of the working class. We call on all workers and youth seeking to oppose censorship to contact us...
http://www.wsws.org/en/topics/mediaCategory/google-censorship/#pk_campaign=sidebar&pk_kwd=imagelink-censorship
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New exposé by Seymour Hersh: Turkey staged gas attack to provoke US war on Syria
By Patrick Martin
7 April 2014
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/syri-a07.html

In a lengthy article published Sunday by the London Review of Books, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that the sarin gas attack on a Damascus suburb on August 21, 2013 was actually carried out by Syrian "rebel" forces acting at the behest of Turkey, for the purpose of providing a pretext for a US attack on Syria.

The gas attack killed many hundreds of people in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, and the Obama administration and the corporate-controlled US media immediately blamed the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad for the atrocity. The New York Times, in particular, published a lengthy analysis by its military "expert," C. J. Chivers, which purported to show, based on rocket trajectories, prevailing winds and other technical factors, that the gas shells could only have been fired from Syrian army artillery positions.

For several weeks, the Ghouta attack became the pretext for a warmongering campaign by the White House and the US and European media. Obama threatened immediate air strikes, claiming that the Syrian government had crossed a "red line" against the use of chemical weapons, which he had laid down in 2012.

The US president then abruptly reversed himself and announced he would seek congressional approval first, only to call off any overt military action in favor of a deal brokered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in which Assad agreed to the supervised dismantling of his chemical weapons stockpiles.

By Hersh's account, "Obama's change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis demonstrated that the gas used didn't match the batches known to exist in the Syrian army's chemical weapons arsenal. The message that the case against Syria wouldn't hold up was quickly relayed to the US joint chiefs of staff... As a consequence the American officers delivered a last-minute caution to the president, which, in their view, eventually led to his cancelling the attack."

The US military leadership also knew that White House claims that there could be no other source for the sarin gas than the Syrian army were false. "The American and British intelligence communities had been aware since the spring of 2013 that some rebel units in Syria were developing chemical weapons," Hersh reports. "On 20 June analysts for the US Defense Intelligence Agency issued a highly classified five-page 'talking points' briefing for the DIA's deputy director, David Shedd, which stated that al-Nusra maintained a sarin production cell..."

Hersh quotes extensively from this US government document, which the office of the US director of national intelligence now denies ever existed:

"Al-Nusrah Front's relative freedom of operation within Syria leads us to assess the group's CW [chemical weapons] aspirations will be difficult to disrupt in the future... Turkey and Saudi-based chemical facilitators... were attempting to obtain sarin precursors in bulk, tens of kilograms, likely for the anticipated large scale production effort in Syria."

Hersh notes that members of al-Nusra were arrested in Turkey last May in possession of two kilograms of sarin. They were charged in a 130-page indictment with "attempting to purchase fuses, piping for the construction of mortars, and chemical precursors for sarin." All have since been released pending trial, or had charges dropped altogether.

Those arrests followed chemical weapons attacks in Syria in March and April 2013, where a UN investigation found evidence implicating the Syrian "rebels." One source told Hersh, "Investigators interviewed the people who were there, including the doctors who treated the victims. It was clear that the rebels used the gas. It did not come out in public because no one wanted to know."

The "no one," of course, was the US government, its European allies, and its UN stooges -- as well as their political apologists in the media and the pseudo-left groups such as the International Socialist Organization that were either openly campaigning for military intervention in Syria or justifying it by portraying the US-financed "rebels" as the bearers of a democratic revolution.

When the August 21 attack took place, Obama ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans for bombing Syria, and, as a former intelligence official told Hersh, "the White House rejected 35 target sets provided by the joint chiefs of staff as being insufficiently 'painful' to the Assad regime."

The US bombing plan ultimately envisioned "a monster strike" involving two wings of B-52 bombers equipped with 2,000-pound bombs, as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from submarines and surface warships.

Hersh continues: "The new target list was meant to 'completely eradicate any military capabilities Assad had,' the former intelligence official said. The core targets included electric power grids, oil and gas depots, all known logistic and weapons depots, all known command and control facilities, and all known military and intelligence buildings."

The bombing attack drawn up at the direction of the Obama White House would have itself constituted a war crime, causing thousands if not tens of thousands of casualties and crippling Syria as a functioning society.

Hersh then passes on to his most important revelation: that US officials believed the Turkish government, or its intelligence agencies, had instigated the gas attack in Ghouta.

He cites concerns among US military and intelligence leaders that "there were some in the Turkish government" who supported "dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria -- and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat."

This was reinforced by the British military intelligence finding on the type of gas used in Ghouta. This included a message to the Americans: "We're being set up here." This was followed by a further message about the Ghouta attack that "a senior official in the CIA sent in late August: 'It was not the result of the current regime [i.e., Assad]'. UK & US know this."

Hersh suggests that the bitter controversy over the attack on a US consulate and CIA mission in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, which killed four Americans including the ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, is directly linked to the infighting over Syria.

It has been widely reported that the CIA organized the shipment of Libyan weapons stockpiles from Benghazi to the Syrian rebels. Hersh cites a "highly classified annex" to the report of the Senate committee that investigated the Benghazi attack.

This document "described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and [Turkish] Erdogan administrations... By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi's arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn't always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director who would soon resign when it became known he was having an affair with his biographer."

According to Hersh, after the Benghazi fiasco, the CIA was pulled out, but the Libya to Turkey to Syria pipeline continued, possibly including "manpads" -- portable surface-to-air missile launchers, which the Obama administration had opposed supplying the rebels out of concern that they would be used to attack civilian airliners.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tasked Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) with engineering a provocation that would give a pretext for direct US military intervention. Hersh quotes his source: "'The MIT was running the political liaison with the rebels, and the Gendarmerie handled military logistics, on-the-scene advice and training -- including training in chemical warfare,' the former intelligence official said. 'Stepping up Turkey's role in spring 2013 was seen as the key to its problems there... Erdogan's hope was to instigate an event that would force the US to cross the red line. But Obama didn't respond in March and April.'"

Two sources described to Hersh a working dinner during Erdogan's visit to Washington in May 2013 in which Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon met Erdogan, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu and MIT chief Hakan Fidan. Erdogan appealed for Obama to attack Syria, telling him "your red line has been crossed." Obama then pointed at Fidan and said, "We know what you're doing with the radicals in Syria."

Hersh cites a "US intelligence consultant" who describes a classified briefing for Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, prepared before the August 21 gas attack. The briefing noted "the acute anxiety" in the Erdogan regime over the military setbacks for the Syrian rebels and warned that the Turkish leadership felt "the need to do something that would precipitate a US military response."

In the period following the gas attack, Hersh's former intelligence official source explained, communications intercepts and other data supported the suspicion that Turkey had organized the Ghouta attack. "We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdogan's people to push Obama over the red line,' the former intelligence official said. 'They had to escalate to a gas attack in or near Damascus when the UN inspectors' -- who arrived in Damascus on 18 August to investigate the earlier use of gas -- 'were there. The deal was to do something spectacular. Our senior military officers have been told by the DIA and other intelligence assets that the sarin was supplied through Turkey -- that it could only have gotten there with Turkish support. The Turks also provided the training in producing the sarin and handling it.'"

Only a week ago, evidence surfaced that supports the credibility of Hersh's report. A video was posted on YouTube of a meeting of Turkish officials, including Fikan, in which the intelligence chief suggests that Turkish agents should mount an attack on a Muslim shrine inside Syria to provide a pretext for a Turkish invasion of the country.

Hersh's account is his second long exposé in four months of the "false flag" gas attack in Damascus. Both articles were published in the British journal because no major US newspaper or magazine will any longer publish material from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Beginning with his reporting of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam for the New York Times, Hersh has specialized in developing sources in the US military and intelligence apparatus, frequently those with policy differences with the current administration in Washington. Hersh left the Times for Newsday, and then wrote for the New Yorker for many years.

Both the New Yorker and the Washington Post refused to publish his first report on the Ghouta gas attack, which charged that the sarin attack had been carried out by Syrian rebels in the al-Nusra Front, forcing Hersh to find a British publisher for his account. The US press was largely silent on that report, and it has so far blacked out the latest exposure.

The author also recommends:

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[10 December 2013]
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/10/pers-d10.html

The war drive against Syria
[26 August 2013]
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/26/pers-a26.html

Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention
[22 August 2013]
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/22/syri-a22.html

EXCLUSIVE The Violent Reality of 'Western Propaganda Construct' White Helmets
https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201803121062324498-white-helmets-vanessa-beeley/

With Latest Syria Threats, Trump Continues to Be More Confrontational Toward Russia Than Obama Was
https://theintercept.com/2018/04/11/the-trump-administration-continues-to-be-more-confrontational-toward-russia-than-obama-was/
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Neocons and liberal interventionists are back in the saddle again -- though 'nobody wants a big war'!
http://mondoweiss.net/2018/04/neocons-liberal-interventionists/

The news is filled with threats of a renewed American war in Syria. This morning President Trump warned Russia and Syria that missiles would be coming "nice and new and smart." Two days ago the warmongering John Bolton took over as national security adviser. Three days ago Israel bombed a military base in Syria, and Iran has since warned Israel that it will pay for the killing of seven Iranians.

What's remarkable about these threats is the instant support they are gaining inside the Beltway from neoconservatives and liberal interventionists, the two great hosts of the Iraq war runup 16 to 20 years ago. From Clintonites to Cottonites, the old duopoly of hawkish foreign policy is strong-- even as moderating voices express fears about the potential for wider conflict and even world war. Here is a brief tour.

Neocons are thrilled about the prospects for a war with Iran in Syria. The New York Times publishes an op-ed from Michael Doran of the neoconservative Hudson Institute, urging a US-Israeli war with Iran in Syria. Notice the belief in war as a form of diplomacy:

Imagine if Washington and Jerusalem were to develop a joint military plan designed to contain and degrade Iranian forces in Syria.

Even a limited American military commitment to a coordinated United States-Israeli strategy would immediately change the balance of power on the ground. It would most likely engender more diplomatic cooperation from Mr. Putin while sending a powerful message to Tehran about the necessity of respecting American demands regarding its nuclear program.

The Weekly Standard editorial is crazed: "The U.S. must bring hellish consequences on the dictator of Damascus." That means "enormous U.S. and allied firepower" to "bring heavy consequences on the Assad regime." Sounds a lot like regime change, with Israel as our loyal partner again.

The Obama administration was willing to cede Syria to Iran and Russia in order to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, then in its final stages...

[Today] U.S. credibility is at stake. Lobbing a few cruise missiles at an airfield may satisfy some high-ranking members of the foreign policy elite, but it won't punish the Assad regime or deter it from future chemical attacks. The American response must involve enormous U.S. and allied firepower and bring heavy consequences on the Assad regime and its leader. The Israelis began the work with a Sunday night attack on the Tiyas Iranian airbase, but we hope the U.S. won't let the Israelis do the hard work of retribution.

Israel is also enthused that it finally might be getting the war it has pushed for. Asaf Ronel from Haaretz tweets news:

Very dramatic threat from a "senior Israeli official" quoted today by Alex Fishman in @YediotAhronot: "there won't be a trace left of the Assad regime and Assad himself if a wide conflict develops between Israel & Iran in Syria"

Trita Parsi reflects a similar view:

EU diplomat tells me his assessment is that Israel is seeking to provoke a response from Iran in order to spark a larger conflict... "Israel on high alert, prepares for possible Iranian retaliation after strike on Syrian base"

As in the Iraq war buildup, neocons have liberal interventionists on their side. Centrist Democrats are mainstream is out in force in favor of intervention. "Nobody wants a big war," says Ambassador Ryan Crocker, an Obama appointee, on NPR today. But the last retaliatory strike of a year ago was just a "signal" and this time there has to be "long-time destruction," he says. Crocker was echoed by UK General Sir Richard Barrons on BBC today, saying that the strikes by the U.S. a year ago were "small tokens."

We need "significant military resources" in Syria, says the Clintonite Center for a New American Security. Ilan Goldenberg of CNAS rips Trump's notion of last week to get out of Syria, by citing the wisdom of the "mainstream."

"It's insane, there's no one who supports [abrupt withdrawal] in the mainstream, absolutely zero support across the foreign policy spectrum."

Lauren Fish, another CNAS expert-- who formerly worked for neoconservative hero Tom Cotton-- advocates for readying forces for "multi-domain conflict" and saber-rattles us about Chinese and Russian "revisionist ideas," whatever that means.

As China and Russia begin to aggressively project their military might and revisionist ideas, the Pentagon must develop operational concepts aimed at outpacing technologically sophisticated nation-states.

These thinkers actually seem to visualize world war. Though Ryan Crocker warned on NPR today that the array of world powers gathered in Syria is reminiscent of the onset of World War I.

More from the hawkish center. The Times op-ed page published a piece by Janine di Giovanni: "Is Trump Sowing the Seeds for ISIS 2.0?" She called for U.S troops to stay in Syria, and echoed the Israeli mantra, oft-stated at AIPAC, that if the U.S. doesn't fill the power vacuum, the Iranians will gain a "land-bridge" from Iran all the way to Lebanon.

In parts of Damascus, I was told, Iranian military officials are buying up real estate using Syrian businessmen as their front, turning it into an Iranian mini-fief within Syria. Their dream of an Iranian "land bridge" that allows them access to the Mediterranean is not quite there, but their influence will surely grow, as it has in neighboring Iraq.

As for the Russians, the withdrawal of American troops is a huge victory. Without them, the war will come to a faster, more brutal end, a win for Mr. Assad and his patrons

di Giovanni is vague about how much war is needed, but the piece hints at bombing. Kassam Eid, a Syrian friend, tells di Giovanni: "But after seven years of atrocities, do you know what my friends and people around the Middle East are saying? That America is the enemy again. Because they see the Russians bombing us and the United States doing nothing. Now they pull out -- when they could have been our friend or ally."

Of course the Russians are saying that an attack on Russian assets will be met with retaliation. Haaretz:

Vladimir Shamanov, a retired general who heads the defense affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, said in televised remarks Tuesday that a U.S. strike in Syria could hurt Russian servicemen and trigger Russian retaliation.

He said that Russia has "the necessary means for that and the Americans and their allies know that quite well."

Another part of the runup to war with Iran is the mainstream whitewash and celebration of Iranian foe Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, now touring France after his successful tour of US media. "America is fawning over Saudi Arabia's repressive dictator. A man presiding over a brutal war is being received like a celebrity," observes Zack Beauchamp at Vox.

In his interview with the prince, Jeffrey Goldberg did not demur when bin Salman made the extraordinary claim that Iran is worse than Hitler because its supreme leader wants to conquer the entire world.

About his bête noir, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Prince Mohammed said, "I believe the Iranian supreme leader makes Hitler look good. Hitler didn't do what the supreme leader is trying to do. Hitler tried to conquer Europe. ... The supreme leader is trying to conquer the world."

"We are pushing back on these Iranian moves. We've done this in Africa, Asia, in Malaysia, in Sudan, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon. We believe that after we push back, the problems will move inside Iran. We don't know if the regime will collapse or not -- it's not the target, but if it collapses, great, it's their problem."

Goldberg brought up the US-Saudi destruction of Yemen, but allowed the prince's self-serving falsehoods a free pass:

We had a coup d'état in 2015 against a legitimate government in Yemen. And from the other side al-Qaeda tried to use this move for its own sake and to promote its own ideas. We fought to get rid of extremists in Syria and Iraq and then they started to create a haven in Yemen. It would be much harder to get rid of extremists in Yemen than Iraq or Syria. Our campaign is focused on helping the legitimate government and bringing stability. Saudi Arabia is trying to help the people of Yemen. ..

What I want to say here, to make it simple, is that sometimes in the Middle East you don't have good decisions and bad decisions. Sometimes you have bad decisions and worse decisions. Sometimes we have to choose the bad option.

"The cause of war is preparation for war," (writes a friend) "and, by this legitimating interview, Goldberg again is proving serviceable to the policy faction that is preparing a disastrous Middle East war."

Goldberg did this for the Iraq war, you'll remember, with bogus intelligence gleaned who knows where. It strains belief that to be taken seriously in Washington you have to have been for the Iraq war, which was the biggest blunder in US foreign policy in more than a generation. But that's how establishments work, they're a protection racket. "Welcome to the Dick Cheney administration," Stephen Walt writes at Foreign Policy:

True, Bolton was a vocal supporter of the Iraq War, but that hardly makes him a weirdo. As I'm sure he'd be the first to point out, a lot of other people drank that particular Kool-Aid, including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, James Steinberg, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Susan Rice, Robert Gates, and a long, long list of other "respectable" figures. And don't forget that the other geniuses who dreamed up and sold that disaster -- people such as William Kristol, James Woolsey, Robert Kagan, Bret Stephens, Max Boot, Eliot Cohen, David Frum, Paul Wolfowitz, etc. -- are still respected figures in the foreign-policy establishment despite having never admitted they were wrong or expressed any public regret for launching a disastrous war in which hundreds of thousands of people died.

As it was in Iraq, it's the outs -- the left, conservatives, and realists-- who are strenuously opposed to US militarism. Though joined by some in the middle. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is trying to restrain the rush toward war. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157) What about U.S. interests, Chuck Todd pressed him on Meet the Press.
Full Kaine: U.S. Shouldn't Pursue Regime Change or War in Syria
Sun, Apr 09 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tells Chuck Todd that military action in Syria requires a new authorization of military force.
AUMF update would limit Donald Trump war powers - Washington Times
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/16/aumf-update-would-limit-donald-trump-war-powers/


We don't want a president any president, being able to start a war... I don't think the US policy toward any country should be, we get to change out your leaders.... That's for Syrians to decide.

Kaine says Obama's Libyan intervention was illegal. "I said then I agreed with the Republicans in the House that rebuked President Obama and said that he had exceeded his authority."

The environmentalist Jeffrey Sachs is again a leading voice against war. He writes at the Sanders Institute-- and Boston Globe -- on the illegal and dangerous nature of U.S. intervention in Middle East wars.

This naive approach to foreign policy -- overthrow the governments we don't like and replace them with ones we do like -- is the crux of the US foreign policy problem. As a result of this approach, the United States has been enmeshed in nonstop wars of regime change in the Middle East and North Africa, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Trump once talked about quitting Afghanistan, but the United States remains there too since the security state wants it that way.

The US wars of regime change violate international law, cost trillions of dollars, undermine US democracy as the wars are conducted with secrecy and non-stop lies, and almost always fail in their aims. Either they overthrow the government only to be followed by violence and instability (as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya) or they fail to overthrow the government, and instead provoke an ongoing bloody war (as in Syria).

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Here is Sachs's analysis of the causes of the Syrian war, in geopolitical struggle.

It's time for the US public to understand the Syrian war. The mainstream media have antiseptically described it as a civil war. It has been nothing of the sort. Since its start in 2011, it has been a war pushed by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and others, to topple Assad and force Iran and Russia out of Syria.
Also see: Why The CIA Has Been Trying To Overthrow Syria Since The 50's (syn: 1950s; 1950's)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqz9LT-pt-g

Since a direct US-led war on Syria would have been a violation of international law, Obama unleashed the CIA (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157) to operate covertly with Saudi Arabia and other countries. The CIA and Saudi Arabia teamed up in an operation code-named Timber Sycamore to back anti-Assad Syrian forces and jihadists from outside Syria. There was, of course, no vote by Congress, no honest leveling with the American people, and no UN vote.

The US-Saudi efforts were effectively countered by Syria, Iran, and Russia. In 2014, some of the jihadists broke away to form ISIS and declare a caliphate, after which the United States began to fight ISIS too. The United States backed Kurdish fighters to combat ISIS, eventually driving an irate anti-Kurdish Turkey into an implicit alliance with Russia.

After six years of war, destruction, and failure in Syria, it's time for the Syrian bloodletting to end, most importantly by ending US support for anti-Assad forces. Yet the security state remains fixated on the presence of Iran and Russia in Syria.

Daniel Larison is also prudent at the American Conservative, commenting on Donald Trump's open-ended promise to make Syria and Russia pay for the images of the evident chemical attack:

The U.S. is once again about to commit acts of war against another state on the whim of one man, and he probably isn't even going to explain the reason for that illegal action before he takes it.

There is a real chance that U.S. strikes on the Syrian government could provoke retaliation from Russia, Iran, and Syria. Depending on how extensive the attack is, there is a decent chance that it will kill Iranian and Russian military personnel. That could potentially put the U.S. in a state of war with as many as three other states, one of which is a nuclear-armed major power.

Former Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter at the American Conservative also warns of a "rush to judgment" based on unclear evidence, while Pat Buchanan does what many on the left are doing, questioning who benefits from the nerve-agent attack in Britain and the gas attacks in Syria. He says these attacks have only served the reunited "war party" in the U.S.

Why would Putin, with the prestige of hosting the World Cup in June on the line, perpetrate an atrocity that might have killed hundreds and caused nations not only to pull out of the games, but to break diplomatic relations with Russia?

U.S. foreign policy elites claim Putin wanted Trump to win the 2016 election. But if Putin indeed wanted to deal with Trump, why abort all such prospects with a poison gas murder of a has-been KGB agent in Britain, America's foremost ally?

Tucker Carlson of Fox News has also emerged as an antiwar voice, "Foreign Policy by Viral Video."

Tucker Carlson blasted those who feel the latest gas attack targeting Syrian civilians is a call to declare war on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Carlson said "talk-show generals" and war hawk politicians like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have "no real idea what happened."

To be continued.

Thanks to Donald Johnson, James North and Adam Horowitz.
Correction: this post originally said that Israel had bombed a base in Iran. It was Syria.
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BATR RealPolitik Newsletter - Starting Syrian WarOver What - April 12, 2018
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What's remarkable about these threats is the instant support they are gaining inside the Beltway from neoconservatives and liberal interventionists, the two great hosts of the Iraq war runup 16 to 20 years ago. From Clintonites to Cottonites, the old duopoly of hawkish foreign policy is strong-- even as moderating voices express fears about the potential for wider conflict and even world war. Here is a brief tour.
Neocons are thrilled about the prospects for a war with Iran in Syria. The New York Times publishes an op-ed from Michael Doran of the neoconservative Hudson Institute, urging a US-Israeli war with Iran in Syria. Notice the belief in war as a form of diplomacy... (excerpt: see full article)

The U.S. never learns. False Flags are used as an excuse to police the world. Who benefits from starting a Syrian war that risks a full nuke exchange with Russia?
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Syria - Timelines Of 'Gas Attacks' Follow A Similar Scheme (Update II)
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/timelines-of-gas-attacks-in-syria-follow-a-similar-scheme.html




Trump's Rush to Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack
http://batr.net/war/trumps-rush-to-judgment-on-syria-chemical-attack-the-american-conservative/

About SARTRE
http://batr.net/war/trumps-rush-to-judgment-on-syria-chemical-attack-the-american-conservative/
"Populism" best describes the approach to SARTRE's perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of "Pragmatic Anarchism." Reforms will require an Existential approach. "Ideas Move the World," and SARTRE'S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America.

U.S. Admits REAL REASON For Staying In Afghanistan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8lcrszHkKg
duck nascar
8 months ago
It's the poppy flower, ever wonder why there's a Opioid Epidemic In America, since the afghan war?
ElectricCult
8 months ago
And in other "coincidence" news, a huge opium epidemic followed the invasion of Afghanistan leading to huge profits and residual addiction sales for Big Pharma.
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ElectricCult
Adding to the coincidence...
The initial invasion was to the south where the opium was grown and being destroyed by the Taliban.
The bulk of the Taliban were way North.. and troops openly questioned the landing location. Lastly you can find pictures of US military walking through poppy fields guarding them.

Fact: Taliban Has Surrendered Multiple Times - US Rebuffed Them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG629uoizro

The Real Reason We're In Syria Is Enraging But Not Surprising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjOr2YzrZDY
The conflict in Syria is directly related to plans for massive competing pipelines and West vs East geo-politics. Jimmy Dore breaks it down.

Syrian Christian girls defend their town from Western backed "moderate rebels"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTKIqc6vQXI
Source Anna News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6p4o6xsQco Translation courtesy of Yelizar Benyavskiy.

EXCLUSIVE: Who are actually "Assad mercenaries" killing "innocent Saudi tourists" in Syria?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ATslcZZ0g

Syrian Girl Clears The Air on Chemical Attack in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huWa6sxbduE
Alex welcomes back Syrian Girl to get the latest updates on the situation in Syria. In yet another example of war propaganda, the U.S. government is now claiming that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is using chemical weapons against his own people.

Syrian Girl Warns of Chemical Weapons False Flag Months Ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btoEFWRq0q0

Syrian Girl - Why the Globalists Hate Syria - Radio 3Fourteen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIiwl8pMgW0
Syrian Girl is a Sunni Muslim from Damascus in her late 20s, now living in Australia. She has a very popular YouTube channel, which she calls anti-neocon, anti-NWO and anti-Zionist. Our conversation begins with a comparison of Shiite and Sunni Muslims, and then we look at what life was like in Syria before the beautiful country in the heart of the Fertile Crescent was destabilized. Syrian Girl describes Syria's relationship with its neighboring countries before the Zio-west invaded the Middle East, and she explains the oil pipeline conflict between Iran, Qatar and Syria that brought a money hungry war to the region. Then, we get into why Syria has been invaded, and we cover the eight reasons why the NWO hates Syria and the Socialist Nationalist ideals of the Ba'ath Party. We talk about the outside economic pressure that brought globalist capitalism and surges of foreign workers to the unique country, and we look at the long history of African migration into Europe through Syria. Syrian Girl points to the globalist conspiracy to destroy Nationalism via neo-colonialism and imperialism that is driving people out of their homelands. Further, we consider how multiculturalism is not working for Europe and why the humanitarians who are rallying for more refugees simply don't understand the Zionist agenda behind the Muslim conflict with Europe. Syrian Girl discusses the demographics of Syrian exiles, along with the millions of internally displaced refugees that are living in camps within the country and in neighboring Jordan and Turkey. Later, Syrian Girl gives her take on Russia's obliteration of ISIS forces this month, she explains the historical relationship between Russia and Syria, and we look at who is funding ISIS. At the end, we ponder what the Middle East would look like if the zio-west had never intervened.
Websites:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SyrianGirlpartisan/videos
syriangirlpartisan.blogspot.com

Syrian Girl Breaks Down The Media Lies About Chemical Weapons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOXfe1QxYAs
A Syrian woman joins the War Room to discuss the true motivations behind the US government's push for so-called Chemical disarmament.

How Saudi Arabia Financed Global Terror
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCUbFJeRfME
Published on Feb 5, 2015
Funding Jihad? (2003) - Did the Saudi Royal Family really finance 9/11? Although a key Middle Eastern ally of America and Britain, the Wahhabist Saudi regime is nevertheless suspected of financing terror groups around the world.
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Revealing How a British PR Firm Helped Shape the War on Terror
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The invasion of Iraq has fuelled anti-western sentiment in Saudi Arabia, strengthening grassroots' support for terrorist organisations.
Allan Gerson has sued Saudi charities, banks and members of the royal family for two trillion dollars. He accuses them of financing the September 11 attacks and Bali bombing: "We have seen evidence of money that went from Saudi sources through various entities in Europe to support terrorist cells." These allegations are strenuously denied by Crown Prince Abdullah, ruler of Saudi Arabia. However, there is a growing gulf between the governing elite and their subjects and many Saudis are angered by America's unwavering support for Israel. "The more the Palestinians are oppressed and the more the Americans support Israel, the more popular bin Laden and his like becomes," explains Saudi writer Sulayman Al-Hattlan. "Osama stood up for people who were quiet ... He told the States I'm not afraid of you," admires one student. Her friend agrees: "If Bush makes us choose between our religion or hurting our people, we're going to choose our religion." Images of the bombing of Baghdad can only galvanise support for Islamic fundamentalists prepared to bank-roll Al-Qaeda.
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US Catholic Bishops to Americans: Drop Dead
Robert Spencer -- April 30, 2018
https://freedomoutpost.com/us-catholic-bishops-to-americans-drop-dead/

It was not always thus. For centuries, in fact, as I detail in my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, the Catholic Church was at the forefront of efforts to resist jihad aggression in Europe.

As Jihad Watch reported Saturday, "The U.S. Catholic bishops submitted a brief to the Supreme Court declaring that President Donald Trump's ban on migration from five Muslim countries was 'blatant religious discrimination.'"

Is it really?

And do the U.S. Catholic bishops feel any obligation to support measures that would protect Americans from jihad attacks? Apparently not.

The message that the bishops are sending to Americans is simple: drop dead. The U.S. Catholic bishops appear to be absolutely unconcerned about the following facts: Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming "Allahu akbar"; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump's initial immigration ban.

What's more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees.

In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees.

The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country.

On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France's DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.

The bishops have never expressed any concern about any of this.

They are completely in line with Pope Francis, who has claimed risibly that "authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence."

This has become a superdogma in the Catholic Church: if you don't believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace, you will be ruthlessly harassed and silenced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the hierarchy elsewhere as well.

The bishops of the Catholic Church are much more concerned that you believe that Islam is a religion of peace than that you believe in, say, the Nicene Creed.

And so what possible reason could there be to be concerned about these "refugees"? It's a religion of peace!

The bishops, of course, have 91 million reasons -- indeed, 534 billion reasons -- to turn against the truth and disregard the safety and security of the American people: "In the Fiscal Year 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received more than $91 million in government funding for refugee resettlement. Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660 in taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs."

"Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit." (Matthew 15:14)

It was not always thus. For centuries, in fact, as I detail in my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, the Catholic Church was at the forefront of efforts to resist jihad aggression in Europe. In it, you'll discover:

The Pope who was a true precursor of Pope Francis: he was harshly criticized by the Romans for failing to keep them safe from jihad attacks;
The Pope who answered a Byzantine Emperor's call for help against the jihadis not by scolding him about how Islam was peaceful, but by calling on the rulers of Europe to send troops;
The Medieval Pope who called Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, a "son of perdition," and called for Christians to unite against the advancing jihad;
What happened when a Mongol ruler sent an emissary across Central Asia and into Europe to meet the Pope and seek an alliance with the Christians against the forces of jihad;
The Pope who haughtily refused to come to the aid of the Christian Byzantine Empire when it was mortally threatened by jihadis, because of doctrinal differences;
The Pope who took a solemn oath at his consecration to "extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet";
The Pope who touched off worldwide Muslim riots by noting that "God is not pleased by blood";
Much more.

Click here to preorder The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.
http://www.amazon.com/History-Jihad-Muhammad-ISIS/dp/1682616592/

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/u-s-catholic-bishops-to-americans-drop-dead
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Michigan: Gubernatorial Candidate Slammed By Both Parties For Pointing Out Reality Of "Civilization Jihad"
[syn: Stealth Jihad; Civilization Jihad; migration jihad; welfare jihad; ]
Robert Spencer -- April 29, 2018
https://freedomoutpost.com/michigan-gubernatorial-candidate-slammed-by-both-parties-for-pointing-out-reality-of-civilization-jihad/

A captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document states: "The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process' with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

State Sen. Patrick Colbeck in a Thursday speech defended unsubstantiated claims of the Muslim Brotherhood installing 'civilization jihad' in the U.S."

Unsubstantiated? Really? A captured internal Muslim Brotherhood document states [https://www.investigativeproject.org/document/20-an-explanatory-memorandum-on-the-general]: "The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process' with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

This document was [https://pjmedia.com/blog/pulitzer-prize-winners-journalistic-malpractice-over-the-u-s-muslim-brotherhood] "entered into court evidence by Justice Department prosecutors in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history, and later cited affirmatively by the federal judge in the case and cleared by the federal appeals court." Also:

...the Justice Department states that:

1) Two Islamic organizations -- the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) -- were created by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (based on other trial evidence as well as the Explanatory Memorandum);

2) The Explanatory Memorandum was authored by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Shura Council member Mohamed Akram Adlouni;

3) That the memo describes the Brotherhood's strategic goal as "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western Civilization from within."

Unsubstantiated?

The article below also states: "On the Senate floor, Colbeck also alluded back to unfounded claims that Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor and Muslim-American doctor, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He argued that the organization has support from the Muslim Student Association, which El-Sayed participated in while attending the University of Michigan. The Muslim Student Association is a network of college students at campuses nationwide who meet to celebrate Islamic culture."

The MSA is indeed a Muslim Brotherhood organization. It is listed in that Muslim Brotherhood document as one of its allied organizations. And here is how it "celebrates Islamic culture" on American campuses. From Discover the Networks:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6175

On October 22, 2000, Ahmed Shama, then-president of the UCLA Muslim Students Association, led a crowd of demonstrators at the Israeli consulate in chants of "Death to Israel!" and "Death to the Jews!" One guest speaker at the event was Hussam Ayloush, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which co-sponsored the rally. In his speech, Ayloush solicited contributions for the Holy Land Foundation, which was a supporter and fundraiser for Hamas.
MSA members at UCLA have raised money for Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists at their annual "Anti-Zionist Week."
In March 2003, guest speaker Muhammad Faheed told an MSA meeting at Queensborough Community College in New York, "The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it!"
At its Annual Conference in 2003, the Iowa MSA invited, as a guest speaker, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, who had previously, proudly identified himself as "a supporter of the Hamas movement."
The University of Southern California MSA invited Taliban ambassador Sayyid Hashimi to speak on campus six months before 9/11.
The MSA chapter at California State University-Northridge held a fundraiser for Islamic Relief Worldwide, an organization that received a $50,000 contribution from a pro-Osama bin Laden front group based in Canada.
In 2002, James Madison University"s MSA sponsored a "Jihad" panel that included Dr. Abdulrahman Hijazi, who had previously extolled an Islamic suicide bomber as a "martyr" whose actions were animated by hopes of securing "the mercy of Allah" by way of "one of the greatest good deeds, which is jihad."
In 2003, University of Idaho MSA president Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, who had sought access to a chemical lab containing nuclear material, was ordered deported because he worked for the al Qaeda-tied Islamic Assembly of North America.
At the 7th annual MSA West Conference held at the University of Southern California in January 2005, former MSA UCLA member Ahmed Shama said: "We want to restore Islam to the leadership of society."* The goal "* is the reestablishment of the Islamic form of government." Shama praised Hamas and Hezbollah for being "uncompromising" on their principles, and for refusing to "shake hands with the other side." He lauded the terrorist leader Muqtada al-Sadr for "legitimately fighting against [U.S.] occupation" in Iraq. He identified Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood as part of the "mainstream Islamic movement." And he praised Hamas" resolve that "the only solution to the current [Israeli] occupation is military resistance."
At the February 2006 MSA West Conference at Sacramento State University, guest speaker Abdel Malik-Ali praised the late Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin and rejoiced at Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's failing health. He also said, "Last week, we were all feeling so good -- we were all feeling so good -- because of what happened with Hamas" -- a reference to the fact that the terrorist group had just won a large percentage of seats in the Palestinian Authority (PA) elections.
At MSA's West Zone Conference on the UC-Berkeley campus in April 2007, MSA West president Amir Mertaban delivered a speech in which he emphasized the importance of unwavering loyalty to all fellow Muslims, regardless of what transgressions they may have committed: "Don't ever compromise on Islam! And don't ever compromise on your Muslim brothers and sisters in which you have no evidence. Osama bin Laden -- I don't know this guy. I don't know what he did. I don't know what he said. I don't know what happened. But we defend Muslim brothers and we defend our Muslim sisters to the end.... In every aspect of Islam you are confident. Four wives? Yes men are allowed to have four wives within this context. Jihad? Yes Jihad! Jihad is the tightest thing in Islam. Don't compromise on these little things. Be proud of it. Why? Because Islam is a perfect religion.--
Each year since 2005, MSA and many of its campus chapters have participated in "Israeli Apartheid Week," a series of events designed "to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns" against the Jewish state.

But AP doesn't tell you any of this, and paints Colbeck as a crank dealing in conspiracy theories. This is the number that the establishment media has done on the American people for well over a decade now: all those who call attention to the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat are universally portrayed as racist nutters, not to be taken seriously by decent, thinking people. Meanwhile, the jihad advances.

"Michigan candidate criticized over anti-Muslim remarks," by Alice Yin, Associated Press, April 26, 2018:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michigan-candidate-criticized-over-anti-muslim-remarks/2018/04/26/669ff1f6-49ba-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8efc0982bd61

LANSING, Mich. -- A Republican gubernatorial candidate was rebuked by colleagues Thursday for peddling "conspiracy theories" about Muslims on the floor of the Michigan Senate.

State Sen. Patrick Colbeck in a Thursday speech defended unsubstantiated claims of the Muslim Brotherhood installing "civilization jihad" in the U.S. The comments came two days after Buzzfeed News reported he made similar statements in a private meeting this month.

Democrats swiftly panned Colbeck's remarks. Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich said the message continues "to prove that he's an ass," while Sen. David Knezek termed Colbeck's behavior as "a cheap rip-off of Joseph McCarthy."

"I hope you're looking at me, senator, as I call you a coward," said Knezek, a Democrat from Dearborn Heights. "These comments are nothing more than that of a bully."

On the Senate floor, Colbeck also alluded back to unfounded claims that Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor and Muslim-American doctor, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He argued that the organization has support from the Muslim Student Association, which El-Sayed participated in while attending the University of Michigan.

The Muslim Student Association is a network of college students at campuses nationwide who meet to celebrate Islamic culture.

Michigan's Republican Party distanced itself from Colbeck's "conspiracy theories" in a statement by spokeswoman Sarah Anderson, but GOP politicians vying to replace Gov. Rick Snyder are largely sidestepping the controversy.

Republican front-runner Bill Schuette, Michigan's attorney general, believes "all people must be treated with dignity and respect," spokesman John Sellek said.

Schuette's rival, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, did not respond to a request for comment, while the fourth candidate, Dr. Jim Hines from Saginaw, said Colbeck should understand his constitutional pledge to not discriminate based on faith. Republican leadership in both chambers declined to comment.

Polls have shown Colbeck in the single digits.

Democratic Rep. Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, one of the nation's biggest Arab communities, said Colbeck should resign immediately for remarks that "reek of desperation and echo the sounds of a political career coming to its rightful end."

Republican political consultant Dennis Darnoi said he doesn't believe Colbeck's sentiments will have much sway on Michigan's GOP base this year. Colbeck's speech was a "self-serving" stunt, he said....

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/04/michigan-gubernatorial-candidate-slammed-by-both-parties-by-pointing-out-reality-of-civilization-jihad
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Pope Francis: 'Do We Really Want Peace? Then Let's Ban All Weapons So We Don't Have to Live in Fear of War'
Isn't that how a toddler might think?
Tim Brown -- April 30, 2018
https://freedomoutpost.com/pope-francis-do-we-really-want-peace-then-lets-ban-all-weapons-so-we-dont-have-to-live-in-fear-of-war/

On Sunday, the Roman anti-Christ opened his mouth and inserted both feet as he displayed a profound ignorance of how the world actually works. On Sunday, he tweeted, "Do we really want peace? Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war."

Seriously, this is the most moronic thing someone could say. I say, "You first, Popey! Start with your own army and disarm them."

Even if there was a declaration of banning every weapon, those weapons would still exist. They just don't disappear into thin air! Not that the Vatican wasn't heretical enough with all its false teachings, but this guy is making them look downright stupid.

Do we really want peace? Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war.
-- Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018

No, if we want peace, we embrace the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Christ... you know, the one this guy claims to represent, but in all actuality misrepresents.

Just what weapons would we ban? I think the obvious would be the semi-automatic rifles, then onto the handguns and revolvers. Then, I would think he would want to eliminate tanks, submarines, battleships and fighter jets, nukes, chemical weapons, biological weapons and a host of others.

After that what? Evil men are still going to have those weapons and so are law-abiding people.

Perhaps the Pope would want to look at knives, right? Maybe swords?

Then what?

Well, there are pencils? Pencils, you say? Yep, ever seen John Wick? Click here.

I bring up the last one because it is clear to any thinking person out there, whether they are from America or around the world that anything can be used as a weapon against another person.

My goodness, even rope or wire can be used as a weapon.

However, this is a Pope that has said the Islam is a religion of peace. He believes Islam fits right alongside Christianity. He is either lying, delusional, deceived, or all three. My bet is on the last one.

"Isn't that how a toddler might think?" said Pamela Geller.

I agree. This is how a child views the world. Just say something, wave your hand and presto it is done. It should be that simple, but the cold, hard reality is that it is not.

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch wrote:

Ban all weapons? Kitchen knives? Rocks? Automobiles? Does the Pope want us to live in the Stone Age? No, stones will be banned. What he is actually advocating is totalitarian government control of a defenseless populace.

If someone hits someone else over the head with a volume of Pope Francis' statements, will that volume, too, have to be banned?

In this age of advancing jihad and ongoing Muslim persecution of Christians, for Pope John Lennon to be making statements such as this one is the height of irresponsibility, and worse. Pope Francis is working actively to ensure that as many Catholics as possible are ignorant, complacent, and unprepared in the face of the jihad threat. He is betraying his people, and the free people of the world, as well as those who yearn to be free.

"Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit." (Matthew 15:14)

It's seriously time to leave the proclamation of the Word of God to actual men of God, not Socialist, idol embracing tyrants like Pope Francis.

Article posted with permission from Sons Of Liberty Media
https://sonsoflibertymedia.com/pope-francis-do-we-really-want-peace-then-lets-ban-all-weapons-so-we-dont-have-to-live-in-fear-of-war/
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Pope Francis Orders All Freemasons Expelled After Knights Of Malta Surround President Trump
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2214.htm

CIA-Linked Reporter Summoned To Meet Trump Assassinated, And His Top Aide Poisoned Too
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2211.htm
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INQUISITION: The Vatican Hires High-Powered Global Law Firm To Punish And Silence All Critics Of Pope Francis
by Geoffrey Grider
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/vatican-hires-global-law-firm-to-punish-and-silence-all-critics-of-pope-francis/

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The Vatican has taken new measures to punish critics of Pope Francis in a move that seems to belie the pope'??s earlier calls for greater dialogue and debate within the Church.

"So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.' And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:' And upon her forehead' was' a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Revelation 17:3-5 (KJV)

EDITOR'S NOTE: How anyone can possibly think that the multi-tentacled beast that is the Catholic Church cum Vatican system could ever be the Church that Jesus started is beyond mind boggling. The Vatican is absolutely what Revelation declares her to be, the Whore of Babylon who seduces all the kings of the earth to enrich herself. All popes since 325 AD have been political rulers of a Roman system that is encapsulated in the country known as Vatican City. Pope Francis is a political leader with a political agenda, and he rules the Vatican with an iron fist. Now Francis has dispatched global law firm of Baker McKenzie to attack and silence his critics, just like any other CEO of a major corporation would do.

On Thursday, the Rome-based Sovereign Order of Malta, which reports directly to the Holy See, suspended historian Henry Sire after he was revealed to be the author of the bestselling book The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy, a critical examination of the pontificate of Pope Francis.

Meanwhile the Vatican has hired the international law firm of Baker McKenzie to force a small Spanish website called InfoVaticana.com to close its doors, allegedly for its sometimes critical tone toward aspects of the Francis papacy. The firm recently threatened a lawsuit if Infovaticana isn'??t shut down and '??its internet domain transferred to the Vatican.'?

The Order of Malta announced its decision Wednesday to suspend the British historian Henry Sire, a member of the order, calling his book a '??vile attack'? on Pope Francis.

'??Following the press articles reporting the name of the author of the book '??The Dictator Pope'?? the Grand Magistry of the Order of Malta has taken the decision to suspend Henry Sire, author of the book and member of the Order of Malta. The provisional suspension from membership has immediate effect and an investigation is being launched,'? it said in a statement.

In January, 2017, the Vatican took control of the Knights of Malta after ousting its Grand Master Matthew Festing for his '??defiance of papal authority.'? The pope asked Festing to resign following a dispute over sovereignty with the Vatican, replacing him with papal delegate Archbishop Angelo Becciu as interim leader of the order.

Under the pen name Marcantonio Colonna, Sire published 'The Dictator Pope' electronically in November of 2017, first in Italian and then in English, after spending a four-year residence with the Knights of Malta in Rome from 2013 to 2017, during which time he conducted his research for the book. Only on Monday did Sire acknowledge that he was the author of the book.

In it, Sire portrayed Francis as an authoritarian leader who does not brook opposition or criticism. Contrary to his public persona as a jovial man of the people, Sire wrote that Francis has turned out to be '??a papal tyrant the like of whom has not been seen for many centuries'? and under his administration, '??the Vatican is systematically silencing, eliminating and replacing critics of the Pope'??s views.'?

'??When the publicity cameras are off him, Pope Francis turns into a different figure: arrogant, dismissive of people, prodigal of bad language and notorious for furious outbursts of temper which are known to everyone from the cardinals to the chauffeurs,'? he declared.

Unfortunately for the Vatican, the immediate suspension of Sire from the Order of Malta will play as a confirmation of the author'??s allegations that under Francis the Holy See deals swiftly and ruthlessly to eliminate those it views as enemies.

Attacks on Infovaticana.org have seemed to follow a similar pattern.

As the Associated Press (AP) reported, many commercial websites use the Vatican name, and yet the only one that has come under fire from the Holy See has been infovaticana, which would seem to confirm statements by the website'??s founder, Gabriel Ariza, that the Vatican is deliberately targeting his site because of disagreement with its content. Ariza has called the Vatican'??s measures a '??political witch hunt.'?

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke has denied these allegations, saying that the dispute with Infovaticana '??is not a matter of ideology or freedom of expression, but one of officialdom.'?

Other sites and outlets that have '??Vatican'? in their name include Vatican.com, a news' portal' and travel site; the Vatican Insider, a religion site with its pages published by the Italian daily La Stampa; and Inside the Vatican, a monthly magazine that publishes both print and digital editions.

None of these other sites have been asked to change their names, charged with copyright infringement, or threatened with lawsuits, which makes the case of Infovaticana.com something of an anomaly.
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ANTICHRIST: POPE FRANCIS TELLS CATHOLICS IN ROME THAT A '??PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP'?? WITH JESUS IS '??DANGEROUS AND HARMFUL'??

According to the AP, some people within the church have been angered by '??content opposing abortion, same-sex marriages and adoptions by gays and lesbians,'? which, on the other hand, tends to square with official Catholic teaching on these matters.

Spain'??s trademark office ruled last year that Infovaticana had infringed copyright by featuring the gold and white colors of the Vatican flag and the crossed keys of St. Peter in its masthead, after which the website removed these symbols.
Now the Holy See has turned its attention to the name of the website.

Ariza said that the Vatican'??s law firm has rejected all efforts to reach an amicable agreement, noting that '??we have already taken down previous logos and other vestiges that can relate us to the Vatican, but they just want to shut us down.'?

Breitbart News has obtained a copy of one of the letters sent by Baker McKenzie, which, on behalf of the Holy See, insists that the owners of the portal '??immediately transfer the domain name of' www.infovaticana.com' to the Secretary of State (or to whomever they designate).'?

If this does not happen, the letter warns, the Vatican is prepared to exercise '??all the legal actions at its disposal'? to stop the use of the name and to obtain '??the due indemnification for damages suffered and legal costs incurred.'?

On its own website, Baker McKenzie has announced '??record global revenues of $2.67 billion'? for its most recent fiscal year. This past February, Pope Francis explained his' approach' to dealing with opposition and criticism.

'??I cannot deny that these resistances exist. I see them and I know them,'? the pope said. '??There are doctrinal resistances. For my mental health I do not read the websites of this so-called '??resistance.'?? I know who they are, I know the groups, but I do not read them, simply for my mental health. When there is something very serious, people inform me so that I know. It is displeasing, but we must move on.'?

The pope said that his response to opposition depends on the good faith he perceives in those who are opposing him.

'??When I perceive opposition, I try to dialogue, when dialogue is possible; but some resistance comes from people who believe they have the true doctrine and accuse you of being a heretic,'? he said.

'??When I do not find spiritual goodness in these people, because of what they say or write, I simply pray for them. It pains me, but I don'??t dwell on it, for the sake of my mental health.'? source
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/03/23/vatican-cracks-critics-pope-francis/
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Police Raid Multiple Catholic Church Properties in Sweeping Child Sex Abuse Scandal
by Matt Agorist
http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/03/24/police-raid-multiple-catholic-church-properties-in-sweeping-child-sex-abuse-scandal/
Saginaw County, MI ?? On Thursday, the residents of Saginaw County looked on as dozens of police officers raided two Catholic Diocese of Saginaw properties and the home of Bishop Joseph Cistone. The raids were carried out as part of an ongoing investigation into apparently rife sexual abuse in the church ??and their history of covering it [...]
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http://www.dcclothesline.com/2018/03/24/police-raid-multiple-catholic-church-properties-in-sweeping-child-sex-abuse-scandal/
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Obama Bans Russian News After Putin Warns "Either Trump Or Bush Will Have To Die"
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2212.htm

Watergate Revelations The Coup Against Nixon, Part 1 of 3 - WhoWhatWhy
https://whowhatwhy.org/2012/05/07/watergate-revelations-the-coup-against-nixon-part-1-of-3/
https://whowhatwhy.org/2012/05/08/watergate-revelations-the-coup-against-nixon-part-2-of-3/
https://whowhatwhy.org/2012/05/10/watergate-revelations-the-coup-against-nixon-part-3-of-3/

Knights of Malta Jesuits Plans for World Takeover
https://tabublog.com/2015/11/26/knights-of-malta-jesuits-plans-for-world-takeover-world/

Secretive Knights Templar Make Astounding Bid To Save World
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1420.htm

Freemasonic Forces Led By Donald Trump Launch "Soon To Be Deadly" American Coup d'état
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2006.htm

France Now In Terror After Donald Trump's Victorious Freemason Forces Storm Back Across Atlantic
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2163.htm

Trump Begins To Move 370 Elite Troops From Russia To Protect His Life And Family
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2192.htm

America On The Brink As President Trump Prepares To Issue CIA Ultimatum
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2213.htm
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The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 1
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911GermanConnection2.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 2
Become a Nazi Hunter
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/WhiteHouseNaziStory1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 3
Hitler Associate Exposes
Nazi Germany Born Bushes
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911GermanConnectionBush2a.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 4
German Navy Mates Bormann And Bush
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911GermanConnectionBormann2a.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 5
How Old Is Obama?
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/HowOldObama1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 6
Bush Ages Nix US Genealogy Claims
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/WhatBushesAges1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 7
Three Generations of Nazi Spies Since 1930's
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/1930sNaziSpies1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 8
1900 Census Kills Fake Bush Genealogy
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/CensusBushGenealogy1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 9
Clinton, Gore Could've Been 9/11 Heros
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/ClintonNo911Hero1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 10
Nazis Anchored Carrier Off NYC On 9/11
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/USSGeorgeWashington9111.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 11
Hawaii Lies Made A President
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911HawaiiLies2a.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 12
Bush I's 9/11 Story Was Impossible.
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911WhiteHouseB1.htm

The Nazis in The White House Story: Part 13
The US Was Set Up For An Oil Fall-Exxon Valdez
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/NaziExxonValdez1.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 14
Gulf Bombs Set Up BP For An Oil Fall
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/BombsGulfBP1.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 15
Gulf OPERATION SINK BP
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/GulfOperationSinkBP1.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 16
GULF SABOTAGE
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/GulfSABOTAGE1.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 17
Is Obama a Thai Buddhist President?
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/ThaiPresident1.htm

The Nazis In The White House Story: Part 18
The Pentagon 9/11 A3 Skywarrior Story
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/911PentagonStory1.htm

The Nazis in the White House Story: Part 19
The Case for an Atomic Bomb in the Gulf
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/GulfAtomicBomb1.htm

The Nazis in the White House Story: Part 20
The Nazis Do Katrina
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/Katrina1.htm

The Nazis in the White House Story: Part 21
Clinton Just Another Nazi Spy
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/ClintonNaziSpy1.htm

The Nazis in the White House Story: Part 22
Obama Birth Announcement Forged
http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/ObamaBirthAnnouncementForged1.htm

STAY TUNED. MANY MORE PARTS COMING.
See http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/ Homepage
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Islam


President Bush: Islam Is The "Religion Of Peace And Tolerance"
One of the strangest and most misleading statements ever uttered by an American President occurred when George W. Bush described Islam as "a religion of peace and tolerance." He was probably told to make that statement by his controllers who were busily planning the New World Order. The true nature of Islam is found in the 109 verses of the Koran that demand war against all non-Muslims, or so-called "infidels.".........
https://newswithviews.com/president-bush-islam-is-the-religion-of-peace-and-tolerance/
by Sidney Secular

An Open Letter To Allah
It is axiomatic that to be a Muslim you must: believe in Allah by taking him as your one and only lord, accept Muhammad as Allah's beloved messenger and take the Quran as a literal work of Allah and a perfect prescription for living. Hard as I tried, I had a terrible time being a Muslim right at the entry level. I, therefore, decided to write this open letter in the hope of receiving some satisfactory answers to the many questions that trouble me greatly.........
https://newswithviews.com/an-open-letter-to-allah/
by Amil Imani

21st Century Anchor Babies: Flooding Into Our Country
In 1994, 74,987 anchor babies in maternity units cost taxpayers $215 million in Stockton, California. In 2003, 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in San Joaquin General maternity ward were from illegal aliens. That number has exploded today with over four million illegal aliens residing in California.........
https://newswithviews.com/21st-century-anchor-babies-flooding-into-our-country/
by Frosty Wooldridge
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Islam - A Short Synopsis Of How It Conquers
Apr 12, 2018 Read More Articles by Sidney Secular
https://newswithviews.com/islam-a-short-synopsis-of-how-it-conquers/

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system or self-contained society. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a cover for all the other components. It conquers via population growth by way of enormous reproduction rates and migration. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'.........

Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system or self-contained society. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a cover for all the other components. It conquers via population growth by way of enormous reproduction rates and migration.

Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.' When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components directly or under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007) -- and remember, that was ELEVEN YEARS AGO, so the percentages have only gotten LARGER in each country except where it is already 100%!).

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

United States -- Muslim 1.0%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1%-2%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize to other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply.

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland-- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris -- car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam -- Mohammed cartoons).

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel' Leon Uris, 'The Haj"

It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate. And we continue to cater and negotiate in a politically correct way so as not to 'offend' our Muslim 'brothers.' Time to wake up!

© 2018 Sidney Secular -- All Rights Reserved

E-Mail Sidney Secular: Success_Express@yahoo.com
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Just How Free Are You Really?
Ileana Johnson -- November 12, 2017
https://freedomoutpost.com/just-free-really/

What happens if you live off-grid?

If you live independent of utilities, water, and sewer, and provide your own energy through solar panels, have your own sewer system, and use rainwater, you may run into problems with your local government. Robin Speroni of Cape Coral, Florida, was sued by local officials that her off-grid home was illegal, citing the International Property Maintenance Code. She was found guilty of not being hooked to the water supply.

"Speroni is still being hassled by the municipality of Cape Coral for not having a connection to city water or property sewage. This is in spite of the fact that the city capped her sewers themselves."

What happens if you don't send your kids to public school?

It is certainly against the law not to send your children to school and charges vary from state to state. You may lose public assistance such as food stamps. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in some states, you may have to go to jail. If you home-school, you have to follow laws specifically designed for home-schoolers. https://howtoadult.com/consequences-not-sending-kids-school-13544.html

What happens if you want to worship in a church that is not sanctioned as a church but deemed a cult?

To answer this question you must study both sides of what happened to the people at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Here is a link to the liberal version of the fiery events that resulted in the deaths of many people, especially innocent children. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-standoff-fbi-negotiator_us_568a956ee4b014efe0daf42c

What happens if you don't have a driver's license?

Driving without a license is considered a crime in all 50 states. You have a right to travel but you cannot operate a vehicle without a license. If you are an illegal alien, the law is much laxer, as the lawbreaker will get a slap on the wrist and will be released back into the streets to repeat his/her behavior.

What happens if you jaywalk?

Jaywalking is an infraction that requires in some states a fine but a misdemeanor with a court appearance in other states. Penalties vary by state and by municipalities. Fines range from $1 to $1,000.

What happens if you refuse to have your child vaccinated?

In most states, vaccines are required for your child to enter daycare, schools, and universities. Laws vary from state to state.

What happens if you refuse to be molested by the TSA in an airport?

It is obvious that you cannot fly and you will be promptly escorted out of the airport by TSA agents. If you are belligerent and vocal in your refusal, you will be arrested in most states.

What happens if you disagree politically with a group?

You will be shunned, may lose your job, you will become a pariah, you will be tracked and possibly beaten by the opposition, your home and property, including your car, will be vandalized, and you will be forbidden from expressing your divergent opinion on an American campus. Those opposing you will resort to violence and fascistic means in order to prevent you from being on their campus to express your opinion guaranteed by our Constitution because your opinion hurts the feelings of campus snowflakes and they will label your views as "hate speech," in essence cutting off your freedom of speech.

What happens if you go to college and dare to express your conservative or divergent opinions from those of the teachers and the majority of snowflakes?

Your teachers will prevent you from speaking in class, you will be ridiculed, marginalized, and possibly given a lower grade in class than you actually earned. You will be relegated to a designated corner on campus where you might be able to express your opinion without being physically assaulted and verbally insulted.

What happens if you protect your property and shoot an intruder?

It depends on the state. The intruders have been known to hire eager attorneys who successfully prosecuted those protecting their homes, resulting in the loss of their homes and land which is awarded to the intruder and his family and even jail time for those who engaged in self-defense.

What happens if illegal aliens try to steal from you and you shoot them?

The most recent case in Kansas City, Missouri, involves David Jungerman, a business owner who shot a home intruder in the leg. A 39-year old attorney, Tom Pickert, who represented the home invader and won millions of dollars in a civil lawsuit against Jungerman, was shot and killed in his front yard. http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/david-jungerman-kansas-city-trump-raytown/

What happens if you express your opinion that illegal immigration is illegal and should be stopped by building a wall?

At best you are considered a conspiracy theorist nut-job and heartless who does not understand that America was built by such illegal immigrants; at worst you are a xenophobe and racist. Irrational globalists will hide the fact that America was built by LEGAL immigrants who were vetted for their health in quarantine at Ellis Island and, who did not come to America for the welfare system because the welfare system did not exist at the time.

What happens if you criticize the theocracy of Islam, Sharia Law, and genital mutilation?

You will be publicly humiliated, accused of Islamophobia, and marginalized, your home and property vandalized, threatened with lawsuits, become a potential victim of a fatwa, and possibly fired from your job.

What happens if you try to home-school your children in certain states?

You must jump through incredible hoops in order to be allowed to home-school your child.

What happens if you object to your children being subjected to the Islamic curriculum indoctrination of Common Core?

You are ignored, you are banned from any school property or meetings, you are told that it is required by the Common Core Curricula, and security will be called to prevent you from entering the school building. You will not be allowed to attend or speak at public school board meetings. The principal and the teacher(s) in question will not answer your calls or letters.

What happens if you object, as a parent, to the teaching of your children in kindergarten and elementary schools about sexual perversions?

Your opinions and wishes will be overridden by the school, the principal, and the teacher. The curriculum will be taught as planned with or without your knowledge.

What happens if you object to mentally-ill grown men or boys, pretending they are women, use the restrooms and lockers that your little girls use?

You will be labeled a homophobe who does not respect their freedom of expressing who they are inside their heads. The fact that your child is in danger of molestation and rape does not matter. They have rights that supersede your rights or your children's rights.

What happens if you object to the Common Core curricula and do not wish that your Christian children be indoctrinated into the Five Pillars of Islam?

Your child will still be made to wear hijab in order to feel what a Muslim feels like and they will attend a mosque despite your protests. They will be made to recite by heart the Five Pillars of Islam, and to pray in the mosque, thus indoctrinating them into Islam.

What happens if you refuse to bake a cake for a homosexual couple because of your religious beliefs?

You will pay huge fines, lose your business, your savings, and possibly serve time in jail for protecting your religious beliefs. http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/54265/20150205/christian-bakers-lose-business-face-150-000-fine-for-refusing-to-bake-same-sex-marriage-cake.htm

What happens if you refuse to pay taxes?

You will pay confiscatory fines, have property seized, and possibly go to jail.

What happens if you protest the takeover of your property via eminent domain or the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) shows up with agents to confiscate your land that has been in your family for generations?

You will lose your land and home. Cliven Bundy protected his ranch and grazing rights. Following a 21-year legal dispute between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Cliven Bundy, for allegedly "failing to pay over $1 million in withheld grazing fees for Bundy's use of federally owned land adjacent to Bundy's ranch in southeastern Nevada," an armed confrontation between supporters of the cattle rancher and law enforcement ensued in 2014. http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/18/politics/nevada-bundy-ranch-land-rights/index.html

What happens if you try to collect rainwater or snowmelt on your property?

Gary Harrington from Oregon served 30-days in jail for nine misdemeanors and paid a fine of $1,500 for diverting snow runoff and rainwater into three reservoirs on his property, thus violating "an antiquated law governing personal water use." https://www.naturalnews.com/046359_oregon_rainwater_collection_big_governemnt.html

What happens if you don't pay HOA fees?

HOA will take you to court and eventually may foreclose on your home and sell it in order to pay overdue fees, depending on the state in which you reside. HOAs retain attorneys for such offenders. http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-associations-20141109-story.html

What happens if you try to fly the American flag and Muslim or hard-core liberal neighbors who hate America object?

You will be ordered to take it down, fined, and possibly told to move if you are renting the property. Crosses have been removed from churches and monuments in order to appease Muslims and atheists. Statues have been torn down to appease the racist BLM who were offended by the alleged racist intent of the monument. Large crosses that have been part of a landscape for decades, honoring the fallen or our Christianity, have been ordered removed by the courts in order to satisfy atheists.

What happens if your favorite NFL team players kneel during the National Anthem for the alleged "social injustices" and "deliberate police racism" against blacks, while insulting the veterans present?

The middle class white men will stop buying tickets and attending NFL games, buying jerseys and other football memorabilia, giving the owners and the overpaid players a clear message that their faux political antics do not have a place on a stadium where they are paid to entertain the public with a game, not give the public their two cents of misinformed opinions. Americans still have the power of the purse. You have the freedom to protest in a very public venue but expect consequences of your insulting behavior.

What happens when Hollywood bash conservatives? What happens when slutty starlets pretend to be paragons of virtue, lecturing the rest of us, and claim to be the ultimate source of knowledge because they played a role in a movie?

Americans still have the power to stop buying tickets to their movies and concerts. Boycotts work quite nicely as many actors learned this summer when their movies tanked at the box office. You may fancy yourselves political gurus and know-it-all, but, at the end of the day, you are just script memorizers who act in a movie. You dropped out of high school because you did not have academic ability; you had talent to act in a movie and to impersonate a certain character.

What happens when academia and public schools turn your children into hard-core socialists/fascists who hate their country while you think they are getting an education?

The results are evident in the millennial generation joining ANTIFA, an organization run by communist anarchists who employ fascistic violence to protest those whose divergent opinions they want to squash yet they call them fascists and their organization anti-fascism when in reality they are the violent fascists.

The results are also evident in the brainwashing of several lost generations of American voters who believe that the communist Democrats are the "real" Americans, U.S. should be socialist/communist, and everything that made this country the success that is today must be destroyed. They spit, defecate on, and burn the American flag, demand the abolition of the National Anthem, of the Star-Spangled Banner, the replacing of the Constitution with their own Marxist version, and the Bill of Rights with the Socialist Bill of Rights.

What happens if you try to plant a bush or cut down a tree next to a rain puddle and environmental NGOs show up with paperwork telling you that you are not allowed to do so?

Martha Boneta can tell you volumes about her farm and the NGO's interdictions that plagued her ownership rights in the rolling, gentrified hills of northern Virginia. http://www.conservativehq.com/article/14081-fitzgibbons-recounts-harassment-martha-boneta

Obama has promised that, if Obamacare was passed, you can keep your doctor and the insurance premiums would go down.

How many of you were actually able to keep your doctors and how many were unable to see doctors and specialists because they no longer accept Medicare patients due to low and slow reimbursement rates? Why would that be? Because the Obama administration robbed billions from Medicare in order to fund his socialized medicine jewel, Obamacare. And millions of Americans who previously had other forms of affordable medical insurance now cannot afford the high premiums and deductibles driven by Obamacare's regulations. In essence, Obamacare insurance and regulations have destroyed middle-class Americans' formerly stellar medical care and sky-rocketed their previously affordable insurance premiums.

As an American, can you cross the border without a passport?

International banks and the Federal Reserve which is neither federal nor a reserve control your money supply, interest rates, and gold reserves.

And there are many other freedoms that you think you still have but they are highly restricted or no longer exist except in theory.

Do you still think you are free?
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Google Set to Target Exposing Truth about Islam in Latest Nazi-Style Censorship
Tim Brown -- March 17, 2017
https://freedomoutpost.com/google-set-to-target-exposing-truth-about-islam-in-latest-nazi-style-censorship/

Google is at it again. They are providing aid and comfort to a known ideological enemy of the united States and therefore, are being complicit in a coverup of what is really behind the followers of Muhammad who engage in stealth jihad, as well as Islamic terrorism both inside and outside our borders. It's now being reported that the media giant is now going to be labeling web pages that expose the truth about Islam as "upsetting-offensive" and those pages will face flagging, de-listing and possible censorship.
While no one wants fake news, there is also another reality in play here is how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain 'information superiority.' In other words, Google is very much a part of the Deep State...

So, the question of who is really behind the censorship here has to be closely scrutinized. As for me, I'll be using services like DuckDuckGo.com for my future searches, thank you very much.
You can also expect searches related to exposing the evils and consequences of homosexuality to also be labeled in this manner since Google supports such perversions within their own company...

Google Comes Out To Force Tolerance Of [and promote/encourage] Homosexuality
https://freedomoutpost.com/google-comes-out-to-force-tolerance-of-homosexuality/
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Is Jihad Anything But An Unholy War Of Islam To Dominate The World?
Tim Brown -- April 16, 2013
https://freedomoutpost.com/is-jihad-anything-but-an-unholy-war-of-islam-to-dominate-the-world/

In the wake of yesterday's bombing at the Boston Marathon, I predicted that this would be the work of jihadists. I also understand the idea that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our own government as well, which probably explains why Barack Obama wouldn't address this act immediately as terrorism. However, a Saudi National was chased and tackled by bystanders shortly after the blast and that he is being held and questioned by authorities. Remember, 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers were also Saudi Nationals. The New York Post also confirms this an there is even closed circuit TV of a suspect planting the bombs according to this report.

However, I wanted to take time to cite Walid Phares on the issue of Jihad. In recent weeks Pamela Geller has rolled out a campaign that seeks to educate people on what Jihad actually is, rather than the propaganda of what Jihad is not. You can read about that here. That gives us pause to hear the words of Walid Phares, who has been consistently called on by the U.S. State and Justice departments, Congress, and media all over the world to help explain who the jihadists are and prepare for what's to come.

Writing in his 2005 book Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America, Phares notes:

"The first time I read about jihad was in middle school, in my native Beirut, Labanon. I attended classes in more than one school in different parts of that small multiethnic country. At the time, there was no major media debate about jihad, as everyone had just one understanding of what it was. It was part of history, part of the dominant culture, and so it was never questioned. Decades later, after I relocated to the United States in 1990, I had my second encounter with the word. But this time it was in the center of a public debate and the object of much intellectual and academic wrestling. In the sophisticated elite establishment of America, the term "jihad" brought unease, even before September 11, 2001. But the concern was not about what jihad might mean for the future. High-profile professors, respected journalists, and political activists were trying to diffuse the tension surrounding the word and deflect its historical sense. In most literature, scholarly articles, public lectures, and lobbying and social efforts related to Middle East politics, as well as religious studies and interfaith activities, there was a constant attempt to portray jihad as a spiritual phenomenon that could be and was abused by extremist ideologies and radical political factions who were making it into something it really was not. In the early 1990s, I was stunned to read and hear the western establishment making these tremendous