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Syria False Flag: Admiral Lord West Casts Doubt on Syria Attack Intelligence

  • fusionjady Published on Apr 17, 2018
    Here is Admiral Lord West, former First Sea Lord, speaking to the BBC about his thoughts on why he thinks the chemical weapons attack on Douma could have been a false flag.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/696049/syria-war-assad-theresa-may-world-war-three-douma-missile-attack

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https://sputniknews.com/world/201804141063554902-syria-alleged-chemical-attack-general/

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Warren Pollock: US Government A Vector of Theft

  • Warren Pollock: US Government A Vector of Theft
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com
    Geopolitical and financial analyst Warren Pollock says Syria is a diversion at best. Pollock explains, “I think Syria is entertainment.  It’s Kabuki Theater.  Certainly, at the local level, it could be a skirmish.  They have this fellow Assad, who was the poster boy on 60 Minutes two decades ago when they said what a wonderful guy he was, and now he is the arch enemy of evil along with Vladimir Putin.  He is running a Kleptocracy, obviously, but at least it’s more honest than we are because our Kleptocracy doesn’t have the integrity to tell us what it is.  We also know what Vladimir Putin is, and if he wasn’t a strongman, it would be a total disaster in Russia.  It is what is necessary to keep that place controlled.  Unlike our form of governance, at least Russia has a 25 year horizon into their future, where the U.S. has nothing but competing interests and competing bureaucracy.  So, we (USA) are a Kleptocracy just like Russia,but the organs of our state are narrowed and are basically failing.  The press is failing.  It is a failed organ of our society.  Our governance has failed.  It is a failed organ of our society. . . . What we have is a veneer of governance.  It’s not the real governance that is in this country.  Our government has some of the elements of the Soviet system, and it has some of the elements of what Chris Hedges calls inverted totalitarianism.  It’s really hard to define our system of government.”


    Pollock goes on to say, “What we think of as our government, the voting booth that is just a veneer, that is just to keep people placated. This bureaucracy, I think, is a major vector of theft.  When we look at the actual function of our system, it is actually atrophied.”

    So, how do you navigate a bureaucratic system that is out to rob its citizens? Pollock says, “How do you get small?  Not having a website is one way.  Staying out of debt is one way.  Not applying for federal programs is another way along with state programs, Medicaid, Medicare, any large debt acquisition. . . . Getting smaller houses and not getting credit for a new car.  There are lots of ways for you to get small, and you will be happier as a result.”

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April 18, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan: Arab Occupational Force and Arabs Will Pay for It – Report

A picture taken June 26, 2011 shows Saudi special forces graduates showing their skills during a ceremony held at their base near the capital Riyadh. © AFP 2016/ FAYEZ NURELDINE

  • The whole thing is illegal and an Act of War.
  • Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan: Arab Occupational Force and Arabs Will Pay for It – Report
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Washington reportedly wants Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar to replace the US in terms of troop deployments and funding in “stabilizing northeastern Syria,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

    The US currently has two major points of military presence on the ground in Syria: one on the border with Jordan in the south and one in northeastern Syria in an area controlled by the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Force (SDF). President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw American troops from Syria, apparently dismayed by the cost of the operation. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration wants to shift the burden of occupying northeastern Syria – which is touted as an effort to stabilize the area by the newspaper – to Arab countries.

    The WSJ says John Bolton, Trump’s new national security adviser, called Abbas Kamel, Egypt’s acting intelligence chief, to see if the Arab nation with the largest standing army was willing to contribute to the planned changing of guard. Washington also asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute billions of dollars into a buildup in northern Syria and asked to send troops as well.

    “The mission of the regional force would be to work with the local Kurdish and Arab fighters the US has been supporting to ensure Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] cannot make a comeback and preclude Iranian-backed forces from moving into former Islamic State territory, US officials say,”
     according to the newspaper.


    The plan is apparently meant as an easy way out for America, which found itself in a perilous situation in Syria, having troops there with no legal ground and balancing amid countering goals and interests. For instance, Washington’s NATO partner Turkey sees America’s Syrian Kurd allies as terrorists and a legitimate target for military action.

    However, having the Americans replaced with other foreign troops would entail challenges, too. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are otherwise preoccupied with their stalled military involvement in Yemen and may find it politically awkward to deploy troops alongside Qatar, a nation they accuse of supporting terrorism and of being close to Iran.

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Anti-War Protesters Burn Israel, US Flags in Athens. Anti-War British Activists Rally in London

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Trump Announces New Plan To Pull Out Of Syria?

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 17, 2018
    Alex Jones breaks down how President Trump plans to build an Arab Army in the middle east, trained by U.S. soldiers, that can then handle the region and provide stability as the country is returned.

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‘Assad Apologists’: UK Media Attack Academics Over Dissenting Posts

  • RT Published on Apr 17, 2018
    The information war over Syria has taken a vicious turn, with dissenting voices now facing furious attack from UK mainstream media. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/93h3

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April 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gaza Protests: Will Israel Stop Using Deadly Force?

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

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  • Video here.
  • Gaza Protests: Will Israel Stop Using Deadly Force?
    by https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/upfront/
    Yousef Munayyer and Danny Ayalon debate Israel’s deadly tactics against Palestinian protesters in Gaza.

    In the past two weeks, more than 30 Palestinians have been killed and over 2,700 injured along the border between Israel and the occupied Gaza Strip. Tens of thousands have gathered there to participate in the Great March of Return, a protest against conditions in Gaza and the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

    Israel defends its use of force, blaming the violence on Gaza’s governing party Hamas, which has been labelled a “terrorist organisation” by many Western governments.

    “We have seen lots of documented evidence on video of Palestinian protesters who were shot when they were in no way posing any imminent threat,” says Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. He says Israel’s decision to station 100 snipers on the border, authorised to use lethal force, is criminal. The Palestinians killed include Omar Samour, a 31-year-old farmer shot and killed on his land.

    Journalist Yasser Murtaja was also shot and killed despite carrying a video camera and wearing a flak jacket marked “press”, and teenager Abdul Fattah Abdul Nabi was shot in the head when he was running away from the Gaza-Israel border fence.

    However, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Danny Ayalon insists no unarmed protesters have been shot. He claims Hamas is committing war crimes by sending the protesters to the border and embedding snipers and people carrying explosives among them.

    Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman went a step further, saying last week “there are no innocent people in the Gaza Strip” and everyone there is connected to Hamas. Lieberman has defended the tactics used on the border, saying the Israeli army operated exceptionally well.

    With video evidence of unarmed protesters shot and killed, Munayyer says blaming Hamas “is an attempt to justify what is clearly murder.” He says Palestinians have the right to peacefully protest anywhere, and the murders happened because “it was Israeli soldiers acting on the orders of the Israeli government, not Hamas.”

    Protest organisers say Hamas was invited to provide logistical support to the demonstration and Hamas says it continues to call for peaceful protests. Whether Hamas exists or not, Munayyer says the right of free movement for the people in occupied Gaza remains. “These protests are going to continue,” he says. “They are inspiring for Palestinians who are looking at mass popular mobilisation as a way to continue to resist and demand their rights.”
https://www.rt.com/news/423660-israeli-sniper-shoots-palestinian/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/jewish-historian-professor-ilan-pappe-israeli-myths-propaganda-the-genocide-ethnic-cleansing-of-palestinians/

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing by Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/israeli-poll-majority-apartheid-policies

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http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.671538

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.679129

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  • Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem!

    Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version)
    Nations Descended from Noah
    1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,[a] and Togarmah.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldier-describes-how-idf-troops-do-not-view-palestinians-as-human-beings-9828056.html

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We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans – former IDF soldier!

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.590048?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/a-good-jew-hates-arabs-1.459832

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.530993

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

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  • Sir Gerald Kaufmann (UK Jewish MP):
    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. ”

    “The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

  • He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

‘Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism! …. They are not simply war criminals. They are fools!’

  • … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards
  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex#.UQf8XvB8aRA.email

Click on image to goto video interview of director Dror Moreh!

“Shalom (Ex ShinBet chief) shocked viewers. He called Israeli occupation no different from Nazi occupied Europe.” – Quote

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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‘Oxygen Starvation, Not Gas’: Veteran UK Reporter Fisk Doubts MSM Narrative on Douma ‘Chemical Attack’

https://www.rt.com/uk/424364-uk-reporter-reveal-douma-chemical/

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MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

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‘European Civil War’ – Macron Criticized after Going Full Napoleon in Strasbourg

  • ‘European Civil War’ – Macron Criticized after Going Full Napoleon in Strasbourg
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The French President has been widely criticised after his call for pan-European unity provoked division and dissent. Emmanuel Macron has laid out his vision for the future of the EU at Strasbourg in characteristically contradictory fashion.  While praising the EU’s “unique model” for pan-European unity he also described Europe as being in a state of “civil war” due “a context of division and indeed doubt within Europe.”

    Unable to make up his mind whether the EU is a force for unity or division, Macron went on to say that, “Brexit continues. It is still being discussed and worked on, here I would pay tribute to the work being performed by Michel Barnier.”  He continued, telling over 700 MEPs, “But there is doubt in a number of European countries.  Month after month we’re seeing views and sensibilities emerge which call into certain fundamental…  There seems to be a sort of European civil war.  National selfishness and egotism seems to take precedence over what brings us together.”

    Describing the emerging nationalism as a “deadly tendency which might lead our continent into the abyss,” he elaborated, “There is a fascination with the illiberal and that’s growing all the time. So Europe has an ever greater responsibility.”  The French President praised the increasingly fractured EU as, “a treasure which we have made come alive and kept alive for 70 years”.

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https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201712091059858841-united-states-of-europe-disobedient-countries/

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https://www.rt.com/news/412392-schulz-united-states-of-europe/

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5093010/german-eurocrat-demands-eu-members-sign-up-to-united-states-of-europe-or-quit-bloc/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/872671/Europe-European-Union-army-chancellor-Euro-Brexit-Britain

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Syria, Chemicals Weapons and Missile Strikes: FAKE NEWS Theater at Its Finest… You Are Being Subjected to an Elaborate Psyop

  • Syria, Chemicals Weapons and Missile Strikes: FAKE NEWS Theater at Its Finest… You Are Being Subjected to an Elaborate Psyop
    by , https://www.naturalnews.com/
    (Natural News) By now, you are aware that President Trump ordered a “precision strike” against Syria’s so-called “chemical weapon sites” run by Assad. The strike was deployed in response to an utterly false, absurd narrative that claims Assad gassed children with chemical weapons.

    Beware of any news about an event that reportedly involves the deaths of children
    . In nearly every major false flag event — from the USA to the Middle East — children are used as props to generate “emotional terrorism” outrage as a form of social manipulation in order to achieve a political purpose. This doesn’t mean real children didn’t die, by the way. As I’ve explained numerous times, a “false flag” event involves real deaths wrapped around a fake narrative. Real children died in Syria, just as they did in the Oklahoma City bombing. But the official stories we’re told about why those children died are complete hogwash.


    Remember when we were told that David Koresh burned his entire family alive?
    We’ve seen this countless times in recent history, including going all the way back to the federal government’s murderous assault on the David Koresh compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993. The assault was nothing less than a murderous rampage by rogue government agents who murdered women and children in cold blood, yet the “official” story was that David Koresh set fire to his own buildings and murdered his entire family by burning them alive. (Seriously. That’s what the media still wants you to believe.)

    The explanation that Assad gassed his own citizen children with chemical weapons is similarly absurd. You’d have to be a complete stooge to believe it. In an article entitled, “Ten Days Before The End Of The World,” written on April 12th, Paul Craig Roberts writes:

    The criminally insane governments of the US, UK, and France are sending a flotilla of missile ships, submarines, and an aircraft carrier to attack Syria in the face of Russian warnings. What is the likely outcome of this outrageous act of aggression based entirely on an orchestrated and transparent lie, an act of reckless aggression that is more irresponsible and more dangerous than anything done by the demonized Nazi regime in Germany?

    …we are left with the dangerous situation that some elements in the US and UK governments were able to orchestrate two events—the alleged Skripal poisoning and the alleged Assad chemical attack—and use the events to leverage unsupported accusations against Russia and Syria as justifications for an illegal military attack on a sovereign country. That such an outrageous orchestration is possible proves that there is no democracy or constraint on government in the US and UK.

    When the entire corporate-run media gets behind the “official” narrative, you know it’s fake news

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https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/952323750401331202

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April 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Syria: What Just Happened

  • Syria: What Just Happened
    by ERIC ZUESSE, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    What happened right after the second direct US-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications — far bigger than the attacks themselves.

    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headlined on April 14th, in the wake of this US-UK-France invasion of Syria that was allegedly punishing Syria’s Government for allegedly having used chemical weapons in its bombing in the town of Douma on April 7th“OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Continues Deployment to Syria”, and reported that:

    The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will continue its deployment to the Syrian Arab Republic to establish facts around the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma.

    The OPCW has been working in close collaboration with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the team.

    This means that the effort by the US and its allies on the UN Security Council, to squash that investigation, has failed at the OPCW, even though the effort had been successful at blocking UN support for that specific investigation.
    ….
    In conformity with the unchallenged international consensus that existed during the 1990s that there was no longer any basis for war between the world’s major powers, the Convention sought and achieved a UN imprimatur, but this was only in order to increase its respect throughout the world. The OPCW is based not on the UN Charter but on that specific treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention, which was formally approved by the UN’s General Assembly on 30 November 1992 and was then opened for signatures in Paris on 13 January 1993. According to the Convention’s terms, it would enter into effect 180 days after 65 nations signed it, which turned out to be on 29 April 1997.

    Among the 192 signers of the Chemical Weapons Convention are US, Russia, and Syria, as well as China, Iran, and Iraq, but not Israel, nor North Korea and a very few other countries. So: all of the major powers have already, in advance, approved whatever the findings by the OPCW turn out to be. Those findings are expected to determine whether a chemical attack happened in Douma on 7 April 2018, and, if so, then perhaps what the specific banned chemical(s) was(were), but not necessarily who was responsible for it if it existed. For example, if the ‘rebels’ had stored some of their chemical weapons at that building and then Syria’s Government bombed that building, the OPCW might not be able to determine who is to blame, even if they do determine that there was a chemical attack and the chemical composition of it. In other words: science cannot necessarily answer all of the questions that might be legal-forensically necessary in order to determine guilt, if a crime did, in fact, occur, there.

    If the investigation does find that a banned chemical was used and did cause injuries or fatalities, then there is the possibility that its findings will be consistent with the assertions by the US and its allies who participated in the April 13th invasion. That would not necessarily justify the invasion, but it would prove the possibility that there had been no lying intent on the part of the US-and-allied invaders on April 13th.

    However, if the investigation does not find that a banned chemical was used in the Syrian Government’s bombing of that building, then incontrovertibly the US-and-allied invasion was a criminal one under international laws, though there may be no international court that possesses the authority to try the case.

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Professor Boyle: ‘Completely Bogus’ — Syria Strike Indefensible Under US, International Law

  • Professor Boyle: ‘Completely Bogus’ — Syria Strike Indefensible Under US, International Law
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    US missiles raining down on Syria last Friday night were fired in violation of not only international legal precedents, but also in flagrant disregard for the United States’ own constitution, a Harvard-trained lawyer and renowned professor of international law told Radio Sputnik Monday.

    ​Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, spoke with Sputnik Radio’s Loud & Clear about the potential legal justifications for the “outright aggression” of the joint US-UK-France missile strikes on Syria on April 13.

    “There were two justifications given for what is clearly outright aggression. Defense Secretary James Mattis said it’s vital national security interests — well, that’s not a legal argument,” Boyle said, chuckling.

    “Regretfully, the magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, [former President Barack] Obama made the exact same argument too, to show you how badly off we really are. The attack clearly violated the United Nations charter. It violated the Nuremberg charter, ‘Judgement and Principles.’ It was a Nuremberg crime against peace. It was an act of aggression, as defined by the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court.”

    “And it violated the war powers clause of the United States Constitution and Congress’ own War Powers Resolution of 1973,” the professor noted. “The British government has tried to defend this under the doctrine of humanitarian intervention, which is completely bogus,” he said.

    The International Court of Justice has previously considered this argument and rejected it, Boyle noted while referring listeners to his book that explains why this argument fails, “Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade US Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution.” “I have a whole chapter debunking that argument,” he said.

    According to the University of Illinois, Boyle drafted the legislation for the domestic implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention, “known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the US Congress and signed into law by President George HW Bush.”

    Damascus and Moscow have been extremely skeptical about the claim of chemical weapons being used in Douma, which spurred the West to cry out that military strikes were needed as a humanitarian intervention and to “send a message” to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that the use of chemical weapons wouldn’t be tolerated.

    On Monday, an American journalist reported from Syria to share his “exclusive” findings after speaking with residents of Douma: nobody saw or heard a chemical attack take place. Instead, people who have lived in Douma the past 15 years believe the whole incident was staged by terrorists to incite Western powers to respond with military action against the Syrian Arab Army, thus providing cover for the terrorists to escape.


    “When I asked them what they thought the chemical attack was, they told me — all of them — it was staged by the rebels who were occupying the town at that time. They said it was a fabrication or a hoax,” OAN’s Pearson Sharp reported.

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Robert Fisk: Doubts Over the Chemical Attack

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-chemical-attack-gas-douma-robert-fisk-ghouta-damascus-a8307726.html

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Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

  • Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced the chaos of that night, but who say the gas attack never happened.

    Fisk is
     the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces. 
    Writing from Douma in eastern Ghouta, Fisk has interviewed a Syrian doctor who works at the hospital shown in one of the well-known videos which purports to depict victims of a chemical attack. 

    Importantly, the report, published late in the day Monday, is causing a stir among mainstream journalists whominutes after the Saudi-sponsored jihadist group Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) accused the Syrian Army of gassing civiliansbegan uncritically promoting the “Assad gassed his own people” narrative as an already cemented and “proven” fact based on the mere word a notoriously brutal armed group who itself has admitted to using chemical weapons on the Syrian battlefield in prior years. Also notable is that no journalist or international observer was anywhere near Douma when the purported chemical attack took place. 

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Reality Check: Lies Justify U.S. Air Strikes on Syria?

  • Ben Swann Published on Apr 17, 2018
    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. This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.

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