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The Mainstream Media Fueled Military Action in Syria and Reprisals Against Russia Over the Skripals

  • The Mainstream Media Fueled Military Action in Syria and Reprisals against Russia over the Skripals
    by philip giraldi, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/
    The complicity of America’s Fourth Estate in the evolution of the national security warfare state is often mentioned in passing but rarely analyzed in any detail. But a recent article on Lobe Log by Adam Johnson is refreshing in that it does just that, looking at the editorials in 26 leading newspapers relating to the April 13th strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. All of the papers supported the attack in the belief that Syria and its Russian and Iranian allies had done something wrong and had to be punished. Some of the endorsements went well beyond the actual strike itself, urging the White House to do more. The article quotes the Toledo Blade’s assertion that:

    Make no mistake, this was a warning to Vladimir Putin as well as Bashar al-Assad. The United States and its two longtime allies redrew the red line that had been obliterated by a failure of nerve by the US and the West generally: There will be cost for your barbarities…. But in the larger sense, the West did what it should have done a long time ago. It stood up for decency and international law. It stood up for those who are defenseless. It stood up for itself, and for simple humanity, and redeemed some self-respect.

    Another recent editorial intended to stir up hysteria about perfidious Moscow appeared in theNew York Times on March 12th. It was entitled Vladimir Putin’s Toxic Reach. It said in part:

    The attack on the former spy, Sergei Skripal, who worked for British intelligence, and his daughter Yulia, in which a police officer who responded was also poisoned, was no simple hit job. Like the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, another British informant, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium 210, the attack on Mr. Skripal was intended to be as horrific, frightening and public as possible. It clearly had the blessing of President Vladimir Putin, who had faced little pushback from Britain in the Litvinenko case. The blame has been made clearer this time and this attack on a NATO ally needs a powerful response both from that organization and, perhaps more important, by the United States.

    These two stories and the many others like them have something in common, which is that they were written without any evident “fact checking” and subsequently have proven to be largely incorrect in terms of their assumptions about Russian and Syrian behavior. They also share a belief that the United States and its allies can both establish and enforce standards for the rest of the world. In these cases, the stakes were very high as there was an assumption that it could be appropriate to risk going to war with a powerful nuclear armed government based on incidents that did not in any way impact upon American or British national security.

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‘Rescuers’ on Payroll: (Al Qaeda Linked) White Helmets Get $12MN from West Despite Dubious Reputation

  • RT Published on Apr 23, 2018
    White helmets – the self-styled emergency response group behind the reports of the chemical attack, has long been embroiled in controversy. The activists enjoy wide support from western governments – disclosing that they had received 12 million dollars in overseas donations this year.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804181063698154-syrian-boy-reveals-truth-helmets/

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http://theduran.com/white-helmets-handle-deadly-toxic-sarin-gas-samples-lighting-cigarettes-video/

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April 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SITREP: A False Flag Attack on a US Navy Ship Next?

  • SITREP: A False Flag Attack on a US Navy Ship Next?
    by Nick for the Saker blog, http://thesaker.is/
    The USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group left the east coast Naval Station Norfolk, VA on 11th April. The aircraft carrier is accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy, the guided-missile destroyers USS Burke, Bulkeley, Forest Sherman and Farragut, and the destroyers USS Jason and The Sullivans. The strike group carries 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One.

    Recent announcements about Russia’s hypersonic Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) missile system having made these vessels effectively obsolete, this means that the ships and their crews are essentially being sailed into a bloody scrapyard.

    Even without the recent upgrading of the Kinzhal system, the experience of the British fleet in the Falklands conflict illustrates the vulnerability of warships to low-flying missiles. In addition to the sinking of the HMS Sheffield and Sir Galahad, virtually every British ship was hit by at least one of Argentinian’s French-made Exocet missiles – a weapons system which was already 20 years old at the time.

    These facts are of course known to the US military planners and – one would assume and hope, for it is duty to know – by Donald Trump. And yet the US fleet is now nearing the coast of Syria, where it will met up with American and other NATO warships already in position. Together, they will make one big flock of sitting ducks.

    If the people pushing Trump manage to get him launch a new strike on Syria (and we must expect a new false flag attack) and if the massive increase in NATO firepower means that enough missiles get through to enough targets to kill Russians, then Putin really has no choice but to sink the US fleet.

    No choice because, whatever the danger of doing so, failure to respond would signal Russian defeat and retreat in Syria, which would of course lead to a rapid escalation of military pressure against Lebanon and Iran, and mean that when the Empire then rolls on to strike Russia, her most reliable allies will already have gone and her ‘soft underbelly’ will be seriously exposed.

    So Putin orders the destruction of the US fleet, and an hour later all that is left is debris and mangled corpses in some oil slicks – and some ‘great’ photos and video clips to illustrate Trump’s declaration of war on account of “Russia’s deadly sneak attack on a US humanitarian force”.

    Sounds familiar? It should do. Because we’re not just thinking here of the USS Maine, the Lusitania and the Gulf of Tonkin. The Washington habit of using sunken ships as the causus belli also of course included Pearl Harbor.

    Just in case you need a reminder, here’s just one example of the many short videos out there on the truth about the Japanese attack on 7th December 1941 which explain how Roosevelt had advance intelligence of the planned attack, but decided not to pass it on to the anchored sitting duck fleet: (top of post)

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April 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putin to Macron: US-Led Coalition’s Strikes in Syria Seriously Violate International Law

  • Putin to Macron: US-Led Coalition’s Strikes in Syria Seriously Violate International Law
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The presidents of Russia and France discussed on Monday by phone the situation in Syria after an airstrike carried out by the United States, France and the United Kingdom in response to an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma near Damascus, the Kremlin spokesman said.

    Speaking with his French counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that the US-led coalition’s strikes against Syrian targets at the beginning of April were conducted in violation of international law and have complicated the situation in the Middle Eastern country.

    He also noted the importance of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) conducting a thorough investigation on the ground in Syria.

    French President Emmanuel Macron, for his part, has expressed Paris’ readiness for a dialogue with all parties involved in the Syrian political settlement, particularly Russia, according to the Elysee Palace.

    France was one of the states from the US-led coalition, along with the United States and the United Kingdom, that carried out on April 14 a missile attack on a number of targets in Syria, including facilities in Barzeh and Jamraya, amid reports of an alleged chemical attack in Douma.

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April 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BREAKING: MSM Admits Syrian Chemical Attacks Were Staged By Rebels

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 23, 2018
    Alex Jones lays out a series of mainstream media articles that admit ISIS, and other rebel groups in the middle east, have staged chemical attacks against Syrian civilians time and time again.

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April 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Whole Douma Story Was Staged’: Journos Struggle to Find Proof of ‘Chemical Attack’

  • RT Published on Apr 23, 2018
    RT’s Murad Gazdiev highlights a number of eyewitness accounts from Douma, Syria that people directly involved in the notorious “chemical attack” video actually had no idea about the alleged use of chemicals there.

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Extended Stay: US Carrier May Reportedly Remain in East Med. to ‘Contain’ Russia

The aircraft carrier group of the United States Navy led by USS Harry S. Truman, front, and a ship escort are seen leaving the port of Norfolk heading for the Middle East. File photo

  • Extended Stay: US Carrier May Reportedly Remain in East Med. to ‘Contain’ Russia
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Earlier this week, a US strike group led by the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman entered the Mediterranean Sea, six days after the US, Britain and France launched a missile attack on Syria.

    The US military is debating whether to keep its aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman near the Middle East instead of rotating it after a set period of time, according to the Defense News website.

    It quoted US Defense Department officials as saying that the move is still under discussion and that it “would be a response to “increasingly assertive Russian activities in the region,” while also being in line with Washington’s new National Defense Strategy.

    At the same time, Defense News reported, the Harry S. Truman staying on in Europe “would be a major departure from the normal rotational presence missions the Navy has conducted since Operation Desert Storm, in which a trip through ‘The Ditch’ is almost a foregone conclusion.”

    Additionally, the aircraft carrier’s deployment in the Mediterranean should “serve as an imposing reminder” of US President Donald Trump’s warning against the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government forces, according to the Defense News.

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Germany’s Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack “Most Likely Staged”, False Flag Attack

https://twitter.com/ZDFheute/status/987393352495542273

  • Germany’s Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack “Most Likely Staged”, False Flag Attack
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    A senior correspondent for German state media broadcast ZDF heute stunned his European audience during a report from on the ground in Syria when he gave a straightforward and honest account of his findings while investigating what happened in Douma. The veteran reporter, Uli Gack, interviewed multiple eyewitnesses of the April 7 alleged chemical attack and concluded of the testimonials, “the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced.”

    It appears that all local Syrians encountered by the German public broadcast reporter were immediately dismissive of the widespread allegation that the Syrian government gassed civilians, which the US, UK, France, and Israel used a pretext for launching missile strikes on Damascus.


    ZDF heute: The world continues to puzzle over whether the banned chemical weapons were used in Douma. ZDF correspondent Uli Gack is in Syria for us: “you were in a large refugee camp today and talked to a lot of people – what did you hear about the attack there?” Gack responded, “the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced.”

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https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201804181063698154-syrian-boy-reveals-truth-helmets/

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Whole Story Was Staged’: German Reporter on Live TV Says Douma Incident Was False Flag Attack

https://www.rt.com/news/424832-douma-attack-german-media/

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tehran Warns Israel: Our ‘Hands Are on the Trigger’

If you believe that this coming war is to protect Israel: I have a bungalow house on Jupiter I would like to sell you! It is about Albert Pike’s Satanic World War 3 plan!

  • Tehran Warns Israel: Our ‘Hands Are on the Trigger’
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    A senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) alerted Israel Friday that Tehran’s “hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready” to strike all Israeli air bases after a map of air bases in Syria believed to be controlled by Iran was shared with Israeli media earlier this week.

    In a bellicose speech given in Tehran, IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that Israel was living “in the dragon’s mouth” since northern and western Israeli bases were “in the range of our missiles.”

    “Don’t trust your airbases. They’re within reach,” he said, adding that “wherever you are in the occupied land, you’ll be under fire from us, from east and west. You became arrogant. If there’s a war, the result will be your complete elimination.”

    According to the Times of Israel, the remarks were “in apparent reaction to Israel’s publication on Tuesday of a map showing five Tehran-controlled bases in Syria.”

    On April 9, Israeli aircraft fired upon the T-4 air base in central Syria, which Moscow, Damascus, Tehran and some US officials confirmed at the time. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the strike was discussed at the highest levels of the US-Israel alliance, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conferring with US President Donald Trump before ordering the strike.

    The strike targeted Iranian air-defense equipment and elements of Iran’s drone program, the WSJ reported. While Netanyahu’s government has refused to comment on the strike, the Times of Israel notes, a senior Israeli military official told Thomas Friedman of the New York Times this week that “it was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets — both facilities and people.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudis-said-to-mull-air-passage-for-israeli-jets-to-attack-iran/

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-air-force-chief-we-may-have-to-send-planes-to-iran-tomorrow/

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http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article57953.ece

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-israel-to-deploy-nuclear-armed-submarines-off-iran-coast-1.293005

Who is threatening whom with nuclear destruction? Click on image for article.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.583323

Genocidally insane Dick Cheney. Click on image for article.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.580701

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chemical Attack In Syria Is A Hoax, Say Journalist, Doctors And Eye Witnesses

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Impending Terror Attacks Meant To Derail Trump Agenda to Ignite WW3 to Lay the Foundation for a One World Government, Scheduled by June/July 2018

From: Vintage ‘Trees’ music video. All humanity forming a pyramid worshipping, welcoming the Satanic capstone! The Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace, the white horseman of Revelation 6 ! The completion of the New World Order project, in a world wrecked by global wars, collapse and chaos!

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April 22, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US & Saudi Arabia Eye ‘Arab Troops’ in Middle East as Trump Promises Syria Withdrawal

  • RT Published on Apr 20, 2018
    A joint strike on Syria, led by the U.S., came not long after President Trump had been promising to pull American troops out of the country. However, there are now reports of a new ‘Arab force’ being assembled, in the event of a US withdrawal. Murad Gazdiev explains.

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April 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia: Douma Gas Attack was Fabricated with Help of UK Intelligence Agencies

  • PressTV Published on Apr 19, 2018
    Russia says the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was a provocation and Moscow has evidence to prove it. Moscow says the alleged gas attack was staged and an attempt to provide a pretext for an international military operation against Syria. Russia also says Syrian government forces discovered chlorine containers from Germany and smoke pellets made in the U-K in liberated areas in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta.

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I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution Nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your (USA) Government”

  • I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It Was Never a Revolution Nor a Civil War. The Terrorists Are Sent by Your (USA) Government”
    by Mark Taliano, https://www.globalresearch.ca/
    Global Research, April 15, 2018, Global Research 9 September 2016
    Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words on a Facebook posting:

    ” I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen horrors. It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your goverment. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey. Your Obama and whoever is behind him or above him are supporting al Qaeda and leading a proxy war on my country.

    We thought you are against al Qaeda and now you support them.
    The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people… The chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by the USA and the UK,  etc. Everyone knows that here.

    American soldiers and people should not be supporting barbarian al Qaeda terrorists who are killing Christians, Muslims in my country and everyone.

    Every massacre is committed by them. We were all happy in Syria: we had free school and university education available for everyone, free healthcare, no GMO, no fluoride, no chemtrails, no Rothschild IMF- controlled bank, state owned central bank which gives 11% interest, we are self-sufficient and have no foreign debt to any country or bank.

    Life before the crisis was so beautiful here. Now it is hard and horrific in some regions. 
    I do not understand how the good and brave American people can accept to bomb my country which has never harmed them and therefore help the barbarian al Qaeda. These animals slit throats and behead for pleasure… they behead babies and rape young kids.

    They are satanic. Our military helped by the millions of civilian militias are winning the battle against al Qaeda. But now the USA wants to bomb the shit out of us so that al Qaeda can get the upper hand.  
    Please help us American people. They are destroying the cradle of civilization. Stop your government.

    Impeach that bankster puppet you have as president… support Ron Paul or Rand or anyone the like who are true American patriots. but be sure of one.thing..if they attack and I think they will….it will be hell.

    Be sure that if it were to be a world war, many many will die. Syria can and will defend itself and will sink many US ships. Iran will go to war..Russia and China eventually if it escalates… and all this for what ? For the elites who created al Qaeda through the US government and use it to conduct proxy wars and destabilize countries which do not go along with their new world order agenda !!?

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

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April 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment