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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

Hollywood Is The Entertainment Division Of The Pentagon

  • The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 23, 2018
    Lionel discusses how Hollywood and the Pentagon are one in the same.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/421064-pentagon-hollywood-propaganda-dod/

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https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/exclusive-documents-expose-direct-us-military-intelligence-influence-on-1-800-movies-and-tv-shows-36433107c307

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http://www.infowars.com/pentagon-paid-pr-firm-540mn-to-make-fake-terrorist-videos/

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http://labs.thebureauinvestigates.com/fake-news-and-false-flags/

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/hexagram-star-of-david-or-star-of-lucifer/

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://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/19/opinion/oe-stein19

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http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-stein19-2008dec19,0,4676183.column

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http://newobserveronline.com/jews-boast-of-owning-hollywood-but-slam-gentiles-who-say-the-same/

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https://web.archive.org/web/20140125085955/http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jews-do-control-the-media/

The original has been removed from the website. Click on image to goto the backup copy on the wayback machine archive.

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

Government Accidentally Releases Documents On Remote Mind-Control

  • Government Accidentally Releases Documents On Remote Mind-Control
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Just months after the  mysterious ‘brain-melting weapon’ accusations in Cuba, that left several US diplomats with long-term mental damage, something very strange has popped up… from an even stranger origin.

    Earlier this year, MuckRock Journalist Curtis Waltman (who specializes in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests)  wrote to the Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC) – a joint operation between Washington State law enforcement and the federal government – to request information about Antifa and white supremacist groups.

    He received a satisfactory response to the question she had asked, but as Waltman notes, when you send thousands of FOIA requests, you are bound to get some very weird responses from time to time… and so he did – attached to the response was a file titled “EM effects on human body.zip.” Inside were documents like this:

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April 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Science & Technology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey’s Gold Repatriation ‘Sign of Coming End’ of US-Dominated Monetary System

  • Turkey’s Gold Repatriation ‘Sign of Coming End’ of US-Dominated Monetary System
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The Turkish Central Bank has decided to bring its 220 tons-worth of gold home from the US. The country’s largest commercial banks have followed suit. Claudio Grass, a Mises Institute ambassador and consultant at Switzerland’s Precious Metal Advisory, explained why the move is a sign of the impending return to global financial multipolarity.

    Sputnik: What do you think prompted Ankara to begin transferring its gold reserves out of the US Federal Reserve system?

    Claudio Grass:
     I think there are several reasons for this, but the main might be that Erdogan’s former brother in arms Fethullah Gulen is living in Pennsylvania under the protection of the US government. Erdogan claims that Fethullah [is working with] the deep state in Turkey, which is trying to overthrow his position. So he claims that Gullen stands behind the coup attempt which took place a year and a half ago. Therefore, I think Erdogan does not trust Gullen, and also not the Americans any longer…


    On the other hand, the economy is in trouble, and the Turkish lira for a long time has been facing pressure…

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

DEEP State Planning False Flag Against Themselves

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‘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

CIA Warns Deep State Plotting Domestic Terror to Start Civil War

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Catherine Austin Fitts: Enormous Level of Ignorance & Lawlessness in America

  • Catherine Austin Fitts: Enormous Level of Ignorance & Lawlessness in America
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
    Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts warns that the “financial rape of America” is nothing more than “re-engineering” the debt based economy. This “rape” is happening from earth to space, and it connects to $21 trillion in “missing money” that has disappeared from the federal budget since the late 1990’s.  Fitts explains, “I started to look at where all this missing money from the federal government is going, and it led me into space.  There are lots of questions.  In the last few years, the commitment by the American government, the European government and the Asian governments have become much more overt.  There is also the commitment from the private sector. . . .It’s becoming much more feasible to do manufacturing, mining and other things in space. . . . You see a lot of the corporate world lining up to do this. . . . I think that is very exciting.  At the same time, if you look at the sub-orbital platform and the orbital platform around earth is being used for control . . . and a lot of it comes down to control, control of what is going on in the planet.”

    The “rape of America” is happening with the pension funds, according to Fitts. Fitts is worried about the value of the U.S. dollar.  Fitts says, “I have never been worried about the U.S. dollar, and we have argued a lot about this, but I am now starting to get very concerned. . . . The biggest buyers of U.S. Treasuries are U.S. pensions.  Basically, the U.S. pensions are buying trillions of dollars of U.S. Treasuries, and the money goes into the government, and then the money goes out the back door.  In the meantime, the taxpayers, including those pension beneficiaries, are on the hook for those Treasuries.  So, you are giving away real money, and all you are getting is a liability. . . .So, the federal government literally becomes a laundry mechanism. . . . Now, I am seeing multiple efforts, disinformation efforts, fear porn and hope porn all pushing that it would be a good idea to dissolve the U.S. government and auction off the assets, which is the “rape of Russia” plan right here in America.  Privatization is when I transfer an asset out of government at market price.  Pirate-tization is when I transfer it out at 10 cents on the dollar.  A lot of the plans I am hearing are proposing just that. . . . Are they going to do a radical re-engineering in a way that is bad for the taxpayers?  I am seeing lots of ideas floated about partial defaults and dissolving the U.S. government and paying the debt back by auctioning all the assets.  It’s pretty scary. . . . In Russia, you had significant depopulation happen because of this.”

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

California Bill Would Ban The Sale of Bibles, Other Conservative Speech

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April 23, 2018 Posted by | EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , | 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