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US Establishes New Military Base in Syria’s Oil-Rich Deir ez-Zor – Reports

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804161063599162-us-new-military-base-syria/

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201803271062942153-us-syria-military-base-construction/

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April 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Escalating Aggression in Syria. Trump’s Punitive Strike Prelude to Broader War?

WW3 is near?

  • Escalating Aggression in Syria. Trump’s Punitive Strike Prelude to Broader War?
    by stephenlendman.org , via https://www.globalresearch.ca/
    Was US-led terror-bombing of Syrian sites overnight Friday, based on a Big Lie, prelude to greater aggression coming – Israel involved along with Washington, Britain, France, and perhaps other rogue nations?

    Mikhail Gorbachev
     fears this possibility, saying US-led bombing of Syrian targets “would lead to nothing good,” adding:


    “I think that nobody needs the attack in the form it is spoken about and with such results. It very much looks like training before you start shooting in earnest.”

    Russia’s passivity in the face of escalated US-led aggression
     risks the worst ahead, including all-out war in Syria, likely spreading regionally and beyond, maybe going global, possible nuclear war.


    Iran is a prime target. Longtime US/Israeli strategy aims to replace its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet governance – the key regional goal of both countries. On Saturday, an incident occurred at an alleged Iranian weapons depot in Mount Azzan near Aleppo. One or more explosions were reported by Western, Israeli and other regional media.

    Syrian media said the site was bombed by an Israeli warplane. Hezbollah-connected media denied it, saying an explosion occurred inside the depot or unrelated to an airstrike. Some sources reported around 20 dead or wounded – no confirmation from official sources about the incident, occurring 24 hours after US-led aggression, targeting multiple Syrian sites.

    Nor have separate reports of aerial attacks on Syrian government targets in Deir Ezzor been confirmed. Government forces are battling US-supported terrorists in the area.

    On Saturday, Mike Pence warned of a greater “price to pay” ahead
    , saying Trump “made clear (he’s) prepared to sustain this effort…if chemicals weapons are used again against men, women and children.” No evidence proves Syrian forces ever used them. Trained by Pentagon contractors in their use, US-supported terrorists resort to this terror tactic often.


    Another CW false flag like Douma is likely coming – probably followed by greater US-led aggression than occurred overnight Friday. Russian passivity risks making a bad situation far worse. Diplomacy as a way to contest US-led aggression is a failed strategy – shooting blanks against a ruthless adversary, willing to do whatever it takes to achieve its objectives no matter how many times before it failed.

    Endless US wars in multiple theaters prove this reality.

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http://www.infowars.com/america-has-been-at-war-93-of-the-time-222-out-of-239-years-since-1776/

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April 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alex Jones Full Show: Globalists (Illuminists/Satanists) Using Syria To Push US/Russian War

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 16, 2018
    President Trump made public the crimes committed by former FBI director James Comey, in addition to saying Comey will go down in history as the agency’s worst director. Specifically, Trump tweeted Comey gave up classified information and lied to Congress – each being enough to jail Comey. Across the world, Russian warships are en route to the Middle East in what experts say is a response to the Syrian Strikes. Putin stresses that another attack on Syria would lead to chaos in international relations.

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April 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

False Flags Are Real: US Has a Long History of Lying to Start Wars

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/424298-false-flag-syria-attack/

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http://www.usni.org/magazines/navalhistory/2008-02/truth-about-tonkin

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/vietnam-war-and-yemen-false-flags-the-gulf-of-tonkin-incident-vs-the-alleged-missile-attack-on-uss-mason-off-the-coast-of-yemen/5552257

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/world/asia/15vietnam.html

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April 17, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The UN And Deep State’s Slippery Slope Into World War

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 16, 2018
    Eisenhower warned us. And here we are. Being lead like a lamb to slaughter by the global elite and its pawns towards WW3. Alex Jones examines UN Ambassador Nikki Haley rally of the gullible. Feeding a cursed lie in order to appease her fellow elite.

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April 17, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swiss Lab Confirmed That Skripals Were Exposed to BZ, Nerve Agent Used By The UK & U.S.

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Iran’s President Says West Doesn’t Want Stability

  • PressTV Published on Apr 15, 2018
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has described Saturday’s missile strikes on Syria as an aggressive act aimed at raising the morale of defeated terrorists in the country. During a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Rouhani noted that the US-led attacks on Syria showed that Washington has direct ties with the terrorists in Syria. He said that when the US felt that the terrorists are losing a strategic region like Eastern Ghouta, it reacted by conducting missile strikes on Syria. The Iranian president noted that the US, France and Britain do not want stability in Syria. Putin said for his part that further missile attacks would lead to chaos in international relations. The two presidents agreed that the missile strikes have damaged the prospect of a political resolution to the conflict in the Arab country.

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April 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lefts’ Religion Revealed: Hatred Of Christianity

April 16, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, Social Trends | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pentagon Has “Global Campaign Plan For China” Amid Unprecedented Military Buildup

  • Pentagon Has “Global Campaign Plan For China” Amid Unprecedented Military Buildup
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    In order to combat China’s rapid military modernization, which we have been documenting over and over and over for years, the Pentagon says it has developed a “global campaign” to take on Beijing, which it claims is “one of the central challenges” to national security.


    We have a global campaign plan for China. Each one of the combatant commanders addresses China in the context of that global campaign plan,” said General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking to the House Armed Services Committee during a congressional hearing. The new strategy will fall under the coordinating authority of Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the US Pacific Command.  

    “But each of the combatant commanders has supporting plans in their respective areas of responsibilities that address specifically Chinese activity and capability in their areas,” added Dunford.

    Dunford made the comments in response to a question from Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), who noted China’s regional expansion into the Indo Pacific region and elsewhere.

    Their activities are present (in) Africa, Europe, Latin America, et cetera. What efforts are you aware of being taken by each of the combatant commands in the different AORs (areas of responsibility) to counter the China challenge?” she asked Dunford, who described China as one of the central challenges to national security.

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April 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

CIA, Riyadh Behind Lies on Douma Chemical Attack – Turkish Former Deputy PM

  • I smell British Intelligence MI6 too.
  • CIA, Riyadh Behind Lies on Douma Chemical Attack – Turkish Former Deputy PM
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Commenting on the latest developments in Syria in an interview with Sputnik, the former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister specifically mentioned the US and Saudi Arabia, which he claimed are involved in a regional game amid accusations against Damascus over its alleged use of chemical weapons.

    “Now that the situation in Syria has finally begun to shift to stability, we have faced completely illogical charges against the Syrian authorities about the use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta,” former Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener said.

    Describing such accusations as “ridiculous” and “stupid”, Sener stressed that the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia and the United States are currently involved in a sort of game in the region.

    He recalled that as a result of negotiations with the militants stationed in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Army had managed to secure control over 90 percent of the district’s territory. “With this in mind and against the backdrop of an agreement on the evacuation of the Jaysh al-Islam* militant group from Ghouta  reached by means of cooperation between the CIA and intelligence services of Saudi Arabia, there was no logic in the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, ” Sener underscored.

    He pointed out that the scenario with chemical weapons cannot be considered separately from the links Jaysh al-Islam has with Saudi Arabia and the CIA.

    “Consequently, the United States is involved in this provocation,” Sener said. He suggested that Washington “has resorted to this provocation with chemical weapons in order to stay on in Syria.”

    Condemned by Russian President Vladimir Putin as an ‘act of aggression’ against a sovereign state, the strike was launched in the early hours of Saturday, when at least 103 missiles were launched by US warships at Syria’s civilian and military targets, with support from UK and French fighter jets.

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Circle of Absurdity: Killing the Extremists We Create

http://newsvoice.se/2015/05/27/swedish-politician-us-is-the-cause-of-refugees-from-the-middle-east/

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  • Circle of Absurdity: Killing the Extremists We Create
    by , http://original.antiwar.com/
    The U.S. military remains mired in countless wars in the Greater Middle East. Ironically – and tragically – it tends to combat Islamists that Washington either armed or birthed.

    We, Americans, truly are a strange lot. Our government in Washington – ostensibly representative of “We the People” – speaks of peace, but wages endless war, prattles on about “freedom,” but backs absolute monarchs and authoritarian strongmen the world over. A bipartisan array of politicians warns of the evils of radical Islamic (though Islamist is more accurate) terrorism; and yet, truthfully, the US once supported and/or funded those same extremists not too long ago. In some cases, and certain circumstances, it backs them still; until, that is, all those guns are turned on the US military, or those fighters threaten Washington’s (ever shifting) “interests.”

    Perhaps, one imagines, there are lessons here: be careful who you arm; be careful where you meddle; today’s “friends” are, all too often, tomorrow’s enemies; and, in the turbulent Middle East, sometimes less is more.

    Washington would do well to remember that before its next – and there will be a next – intervention.

    Russia, it seems, is once again center stage in the Middle East. Congressmen and Senators – usually neocons or hawkish liberal interventionists – warn that Russia is “running wild,” or will “win” Syria. In fact, they argue, the US military must stay put in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, indefinitely one presumes, to block potential Russian gains. US troops must also back assorted proxies, even some nefarious characters, in order to deter Russian efforts in the region.

    The whole presumption, of course, is flawed and simplistic. We are led to believe geopolitics is a simple zero-sum game, whereby any “gain” for Russia (or Iran) is somehow a “loss” for the United States. Much evil, and plenty of mistakes, stem from such warped assumptions.

    The thing is, the historian in me has seen this movie before, and knows it ends badly. A generation raised on post-9/11 alarmism regarding terrorism and the (admittedly real) dangers of political Islam, might be surprised to know the US once backed many of these very same Islamist zealots in the name of countering the then Soviet Union. It was fear of the looming Russian bear – and the competition for oil – that first brought the US military into the region in a serious way.

    US Central Command (CENTCOM), which controls all US servicemen in the Greater Mideast, was only formed in the early 1980s, largely in response to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (1979) and the ostensible threat of a broader Soviet armored assault straight south to the Persian Gulf. Of course, no such danger ever really existed; nor was it very plausible. Nonetheless, Washington took action, which heralded just the most extreme version of the sad, recurring, tales of US support for Islamists. Fighters, who, more often than not, would later turn their guns, bombs, (and box cutters on 9/11!) on America.

    The US supported, funded, and armed (including with surface to air missiles) the Afghan mujahedeen – many of whom were Islamist zealots – throughout the 1980s. It also backed its long time frenemy, Saudi Arabia, which acted aspatron for the Arab extremists who flocked to the Afghan jihad. The variousmujahedeen, many of whom were rather extreme, morphed into warlord militias after the defeat of the Soviets. The excesses of these venal warlords in the 1990s, and the refugee crisis that landed millions of unemployed youths in various squalid camps, led directly to rise of the Taliban. Many of the Taliban’s senior leaders had previously fought the Soviets, often with US weapons or support.

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https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=79634

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/155236.stm

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http://www.forbes.com/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html

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April 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China: “The Arrogant US Has A Record Of Launching Wars On Deceptive Grounds”

  • China: “The Arrogant US Has A Record Of Launching Wars On Deceptive Grounds”
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    As we reported yesterday, China was the first superpower outside those directly involved to slam the US airstrikes: “Any unilateral military action violates the United Nations charter and its principles and international law and its principles. [The strikes] are also going to add more factors to complicate the resolution of the Syrian crisis,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

    Beijing also called for an investigation into claims of a Syrian poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that rescuers and monitors say killed more than 40 people, and prompted the Western action: “The Chinese side believes a comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation should be conducted into the suspected chemical attacks and it should come up with reliable conclusions … Before this, no conclusion by any side should be made,” Hua said.
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    Then, on Saturday during the emergency session of the Security Council on Saturday, Russia proposed a resolution urging the US and its allies to “immediately and without delay cease the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and refrain from further aggressive acts in violation of the international law and the UN Charter.” Not surprisingly, the proposal was voted down – and would have been vetoed by the US – but the roll call was surprising:  Russia and Bolivia voted in favor of the resolution… alongside with China.

    If there was any confusion on whose side of the Syrian conflict China finds itself, that confusion is now officially gone.
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    Finally, overnight China also reminded its population that while the US is engaging in a contained “hot war” with Syria, Beijing is currently fighting a trade war with Washington D.C. when in a front-page OpEd on the state-owned nationalist tabloid Global Times, the politburo authorized a scathing article in which it once again slammed Trump’s involvement in Syria, claiming that “the facts cannot be distorted. This military strike was not authorized by the UN, and the strikes targeted a legal government of a UN member state… it has not been confirmed if the chemical weapons attack happened or if it did, whether government forces or opposition forces launched it. International organizations have not carried out any authoritative investigation.”

    And the most inflammatory accusation: the entire US attack was a false flag:

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http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1097887.shtml

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Putin: Attack on Syria ‘Act of Aggression’ Against Sovereign State

The business of America is war!

  • Putin: Attack on Syria ‘Act of Aggression’ Against Sovereign State
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Western countries hit Syria, although neither Russian military experts, nor local residents confirmed fact of chemical attack in the city of Douma, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

    Putin has vehemently condemned the US-led missile strikes against Syria, which “aggravate humanitarian catatrophe, inflict suffering on civilian population and connive at terrorism.”

    A group of Western countries “cynically disregarded” the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) probe into an alleged chemical incident in the Syrian city of Douma and undertook military action even before the investigation is completed, according to the Russian president.

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‘He’s WON the WAR’: British General Claims Assad DIDN’T Use Chemical Weapons. Former Head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Lord West Had Similar Views

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://www.rt.com/uk/423162-russia-poison-government-twitter/

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April 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sky News Abruptly Cuts Off British Forces Commander Over Syria Comments: Assad Had No Motive/Reason for Launching Chemical Attack

  • Blackstone Intelligence Network Published on Apr 13, 2018
    This is evidence that the global media does not want diversity of opinions or reporting of facts AND is nothing more than a propaganda outlets for government.

MSM: Weapons of Mass Deception for Wars without end !

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April 14, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment