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Apr 12 10:52

Tulsi Gabbard: ‘We Need to Learn from Iraq and Libya’ Before Intervening in Syria

On Tuesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote an email to The Hill, pushing back against criticism of her criticism of President Donald Trump’s missile strike in Syria.
The Hill chopped the headline down to “We Need to Learn From Iraq,” even though what Gabbard actually said was, “We need to learn from Iraq and Libya,” questioning not only President George W. Bush’s policy in Iraq but the Obama administration’s intervention in Syria.

The main thrust of Gabbard’s email to The Hill is an argument against military intervention. She evidently used the email to lay it out in a clean and simple fashion.

“We need to learn from Iraq and Libya – wars that were propagated as necessary to relieve human suffering, but actually increased human suffering many times over,” she wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The NSC intelligence dossier "proving " Assad guilt can be accessed by googling ;" White house declassifies crucial information" it appears to be a rather childish cut and paste job using the fake 2013 Obama dossier as a template

Apr 12 10:40

Syria air strikes: Russia sends more warships to Assad-controlled port of Tartus

In the wake of the US air strike on a Syrian airbase last week Moscow is sending more ships to Syrian regime controlled waters, a US defence official has said.

Two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, an ocean tug and a fleet oiler left Kaliningrad over the weekend, the unnamed official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.

The Baltic Navy vessels are expected to arrive in the eastern Mediterranean in the next five days and will probably be based in Tartus, which is home to a Russian naval base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That means that these ships will arrive in Syrian waters by Monday of next week.

But looking at what the US military did in Syria last week, how can one complain at Russia's beefing up Syria's defenses in this way?!?

I am looking at the news conference, in Moscow, between Russia's Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson, and the body language tells me that absolutely nothing has been resolved here.

Apr 12 10:10

Why U.S. Troops May Fight Alongside al-Qaeda in Yemen

AQAP’s fighters will play a role in the coming battle for the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The port, which is controlled by the Houthis, is the lifeline for northwest Yemen. Yemen imports in excess of 90 percent of its food. Before the war, as much as 70 percent of Yemen’s imports passed through Hodeidah. Recognizing this, Saudi Arabia bombed the port and destroyed its cranes. Despite the bombing of the port and Saudi Arabia’s naval blockade, desperately needed humanitarian supplies and food continue to trickle in through the port.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that President Trump appears to be doubling down, through US complicity, with Saudi war crimes does not make me at all happy right now.

Also, the US military has "liberated" two Yemeni Islands,Socotra and Masirah, on which they are building two huge naval facilities from which the US can project power into the Persian gulf. As reported by debka.com, then copied by abundandhope.net in 2012:

Sources estimate from the current pace of arrivals on the two island bases, that 50,000 US troops will have accumulated on Socotra and Masirah by mid-February. They will top up the 50,000 military already present in the Persian Gulf region, so that in less than a month, Washington will have some 100,000 military personnel on the spot and available for any contingency. While quietly casting lines to draw Tehran into talks on their nuclear dispute, President Barack Obama is reported exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military and Washington sources to have secretly ordered US air, naval and marine forces to build up heavy concentrations on two strategic islands – Socotra, which is part of a Yemeni archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and the Omani island of Masirah at the southern exit of the Strait of Hormuz. Socotra is situated 80 kilometers east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometers southeast of the Yemeni coastline. It lies athwart the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. A military base there is in a position to oversee the shipping moving in and out of those strategic naval waterways. Lushly verdant, Socotra is approximately 120 kilometers long by 40 kilometers wide. Its population of 55,000 has its own distinct language and culture. Since 2010, the US has been quietly building giant air force and naval bases on Socotra with facilities for submarines, intelligence command centers and take-off pads for flying stealth drones, as part of a linked chain of strategic US military facilities in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. The Socotra facilities are so secret that they are never mentioned in any catalogue listing US military facilities in this part of the world, which include Jebel Ali and Al Dahfra in the United Arab Emirates; Arifjan in Kuwait; and Al Udeid in Qatar – all within short flying distances from Iran. Additional US forces are also being poured into Camp Justice on the barren, 70-kilometer long Omani island of Masirah, just south of the Hormuz entry point to the Gulf of Oman from the Arabian Sea. US military facilities were established there after the signing of an access agreement with Oman in 1980. Up to 100,000 US troops present by early March For the new buildup on Socotra, Washington had to negotiate a new deal with Yemen's ousted ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh. Injured in an assassination attempt last year, Saleh demanded permission to travel to the United States for medical treatment. The Obama administration first refused, then relented when Saleh made it his condition for consenting to additional troops landing on the island. Western military sources familiar with the American buildup on the two strategic islands tell DEBKA-Net-Weekly that, although they cannot cite precise figures, they are witnessing the heaviest American concentration of might in the region since the US invaded Iraq in 2003. Then, 100,000 American troops were massed in Kuwait ahead of the invasion. Today, those sources estimate from the current pace of arrivals on the two island bases, that 50,000 US troops will have accumulated on Socotra and Masirah by mid-February. They will top up the 50,000 military already present in the Persian Gulf region, so that in less than a month, Washington will have some 100,000 military personnel on the spot and available for any contingency. US air transports are described as making almost daily landings on Socotra and Masirah. They fly in from the US naval base of Diego Garcia, one of America's biggest military facilities, just over 3,000 kilometers away. The US military presence in the region will further expand in the first week of March when three US aircraft carriers and their strike groups plus a French carrier arrive in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea: They are the USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Carl Vinson, USS Enterprise and the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. A fourth US carrier will be standing by in the Pacific Ocean, a few days' sailing time from the water off Iran's coast.

That construction was started 5 years ago; I am quite sure it is completed by now, and quite operational.

Apr 12 09:53

Mattis: Navy Strike Group Not Headed to North Korea for Any Reason

With a US carrier strike group steaming toward North Korea, and top administration officials talking up the need for the US to “solve” North Korea, Russian officials today echoed a concern shared by a lot of people, that the US is about to unilaterally attack North Korea.

Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to downplay those concerns, however, insisting the carrier strike group is just in the western Pacific in general, and isn’t speeding rapidly toward the Korean Peninsula for any particular reason, and has nothing in mind when it gets there.

It’s hard to imagine that this highly publicized move is just a whim, and even harder to believe that it is just coincidental with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both talking up the idea of unilateral US action against North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Mattis, a word please.

Everything you are saying, regarding the trajectory of those ships apparently headed toward North Korea, makes utterly no sense, relative to Secretary of State Tillerson's and President Trump's recent statements regarding North Korea.

Apr 12 09:49

Russia Worried US Will Attack North Korea

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Russia, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement confirming that they have a lot of problems with US foreign policy that they intend to bring up, and while Syria had long been expected to dominate that list, the statement insisted North Korea was Russia primary concern right now.

The statement said Russia was “extremely worried” that the United States might follow through on recent talk of imposing a unilateral military solution on the Korean Peninsula, saying they want to understand US intentions and how they are reconciled with the UN Security Council’s own statements on denuclearization in Korea.

With US warships heading to the Korean Peninsula, the Trump Administration has been treating North Korea as a bilateral issue between the US and China, insisting that either China will agree to “solve” North Korea for them, or that the US will do so itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has every right to be worried, not only about a decap strike against Kim Jung On and his nuclear facilities, but what happens with North Korea in the aftermath of such a strike.

And I would suggest, politely to President Trump, that old, but true dictum holds here; those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

And living on a hunk of rock with North Korea could potentially target and successfully hit, with one of their missiles, I am worried as well.

Apr 12 09:43

UN Security Council to vote on West's draft Syria resolution Wednesday

The resolution is a slightly revised version of previous similar document, which condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The document also demands that Damascus hand over all information on flights on the day of the incident to the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and provide access to the military bases from which strikes against Khan Sheikhoun could be carried out. The resolution also threatens Syria with sanctions and the use of military force under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.

Last week, Russia described the document as "inadmissible" and prepared its own resolution, which envisages a full-scale investigation on the ground by UN and OPCW experts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not see Russia and China signing off on this, any more than the resolution they have already rejected.

Apr 12 09:25

Americans Need To Know Trump’s Endgame For Syria, Duckworth Tells Constituents

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) challenged President Donald Trump to state his administration’s “endgame” for military involvement in Syria following the U.S. military’s missile strike on a Syrian air field last week.

Speaking to a full house of constituents at a town hall in the Chicago suburb of Palatine on Tuesday night, Duckworth was asked what was accomplished with the first direct assault on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and what the long-term strategy would be.

Duckworth said that she wants to know, too ? and that Trump needs to provide those answers quickly.

“The Trump administration needs to come forward and [state] its goal. Come forward and tell us the truth,” Duckworth responded.

Following the town hall, constituents like Lisa Goranson, 58, and Sue Walton, 80, were troubled by Trump’s sudden shift on involvement in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I whole-heartedly agree with Senator Duckworth on this issue.

What we have seen, coming from the White House on this issue, appears to have been complete and utter confusion, consummated by the illegal strike against a Syrian military base last week, against a sovereign country with which the US government is not (allegedly) at war.

President Trump's policies in Syria appear about as clear as mud right now.

I would like President Trump to tell me how, if in fact, regime change in Damascus is his goal, he is going to accomplish this without using either US boots on the ground, or a decap strike against al Assad, which most probably would mean war with Russia.

There are only two things I know for certain here; Al-Assad is not going to leave his position as the country's President willingly, and should the US go ahead with some kind of assassination strike, Russia will respond militarily.

Apr 12 09:22

No Reprieve for Humankind: The Iron Fog

“From Bangor off the Atlantic to San Diego in the Pacific, an Iron Fog is descending around the U.S.A. Behind its periphery lie all the cities of the United States of America. New York, Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco, all these famous cities and the populations that lie around them are subject to the obfuscation carried by this fog.” The Churchillian ‘Iron Curtain’ was not half as pernicious as this imperceptible, inchoate fog—

Apr 12 08:53

Carter Page: FBI reportedly obtained FISA warrant to monitor ex-Trump adviser

The FBI obtained a court order last summer that granted them permission to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The so-called FISA warrant was granted as part of an ongoing investigation into possible links between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, the paper reported.

In a statement to Fox News, Page said he was "excited the truth is coming out."

EX-TRUMP ADVISER CARTER PAGE RIPS 'FALSE NARRATIVE' ON RUSSIA COLLUSION

"I have done nothing wrong. I have no concerns," Page added. "I was an obvious target because no one has been more thoughtful and methodical in their criticism of the Clinton/Obama administration foreign policy."

Apr 12 08:50

NEW VIDEO: Follow The Money – Why Russia Is Triggering The U.S. War Machine

Apr 12 08:42

CONFIRMED: FBI Spied On Trump Aide Before Election

The FBI obtained a secret court order this past summer to conduct surveillance and monitor communications of Carter Page, an associate of then-candidate Donald Trump.

The agency had presented evidence demonstrating why they had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent. That evidence involved contacts he allegedly had with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013, a case in which Page was never charged.

The Trump aide indicated the reasoning behind the surveillance would be of much greater interest than any Russian narrative the government is seeking.

“It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time,” Page said.

Apr 12 08:29

WHITE HELMETS HANDLE DEADLY TOXIC “SARIN GAS” WHILE LIGHTING UP CIGARETTES (VIDEO)

The Duran recently posted a bombshell study from the Swedish NGO Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR), that shows how the White Helmets murder babies, not save babies like Netflix and George Clooney would have you believe.

Now we can see the White Helmets pretend to handle deadly toxic sarin gas, which we are sure will sent to John McCain Labs Inc., where Assad and Russia will be found guilty of launching a chemical strike on “beautiful babies”.

We wonder, upon watching forensics experts/chemical weapons investigators/freedom fighters/medical doctors/first responders, the White Helmets, why some guys have masks, others do not.

Why some guys have gloves, others do not.

Some White Helmets jihadists are even hanging around the sarin gas lighting up a smoke.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for that documentary about them which won an Oscar this year. As reported by Rick Sterling at consortiumnews.com:

The Netflix movie “The White Helmets” may win an Oscar in the “short documentary” category at the Academy Awards on Sunday. It would not be a surprise despite the fact that the group is a fraud and the movie is a contrived infomercial. The “White Helmets” symbol, expropriating the name of “Syria Civil Defense.” Awarding “The White Helmets” an Oscar would fit with the desire of Hollywood to appear supportive of “human rights,” even if that means supporting a propaganda operation to justify another bloody “regime change” war in the Middle East. Much of what people think they know about the White Helmets is untrue. The group is not primarily Syrian; it was initiated by British military contractor James LeMesurier and has been heavily funded (about $100 million) by the U.S., U.K. and other governments. The White Helmets are not volunteers; they are paid, which is confirmed in a Al Jazeera video that shows some White Helmet “volunteers” talking about going on strike if they don’t get paid soon.

Remember what happened to James Cameron's film "Avatar",which was one of the most brilliant anti-war movies ever made?!?

When it was considered for the Oscar, the Oscar went instead to "Hurt Locker", which praised war and combat as the utterly right thing for Americans to be doing.

Hollywood, as an institution, is, and has always been, a "war whore", and always obeys its marching orders to glorify anything that supports the US government's "divine right" to conduct wars any time, any where, and for any reason it sees fit, and never question the rationale for fighting those wars.

Apr 12 08:23

Neocons Have Trump on His Knees

After slapping Donald Trump around for several months to make him surrender his hopes for a more cooperative relationship with Russia, the neocons and their liberal-interventionist allies are now telling the battered President what he must do next: escalate war in the Middle East and ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia.

Apr 12 08:21

Trump's Syria Attack Sanctioned by the Media

Media critic Norman Solomon says US media's uncritical coverage of Trump's Syria attack is typical and has its roots in ratings spikes and in economic ties to the military-industrial complex

Apr 12 08:20

Trump and Sessions gut FBI oversight

It's not subject to debate:

The FBI crime lab has been caught defrauding lab results and jailing innocent people.

Needed oversight was ordered.

Trump and Sessions just gutted it.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions just shut down the independent panel formed to raise scientific standards in forensics.

Apr 12 08:15

DECLASSIFIED CIA DOC REVEALS PLAN TO DESTROY SYRIA FOR OIL PIPELINE, PREDICTS CURRENT CRISIS

Geostrategically-crucial Syria has been at the center of a decades-long plot by the United States to depose the sovereign government and install one supportive of goals in the Middle East must be revisited — and quickly — before the beating of war drums drowns out the truth of our government’s recently-espoused mission.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly castigated President Bashar al-Assad for ordering a gruesome mass killing of civilians with chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun. This accusation, unsubstantiated due to lack of investigation, sparked a bolstering of support for the Syrian regime from both Moscow and Tehran.

Were the account of an ordered chemical weapons attack to prove unassailably true — and Assad isn’t exactly known for being a gentle despot — Trump could have handily earned a congressional green light and perhaps approval from NATO to obliterate Syrian Arab Army forces responsible. Perhaps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive my cynicism, but it appears that, for this President, some dead children (those killed by the gassing in Syria, the bodies of whom could be used for propaganda purposes) are "more equal" than other dead children ( those killed and maimed in Yemen from US-enabled Saudi bombing runs; those dying of malnutrition in Yemen, due to the US-enabled Saudi port blockade) and those dying of exposure to depleted uranium in the womb, used by Saudi Arabian troops, and being born with massive birth defects.

That the US government is massively complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, while President Trump screams about gassed children in Syria, makes the hypocrisy ring all the more hollow, to the ears of thinking people all over this planet.

Apr 12 08:12

Former Trump Adviser Slams Surveillance Following Reports of Warrant Probing Russian Ties

A one-time foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign lashed out at the "Clinton/Obama regime" after a report published Tuesday said he was the subject of a secret surveillance warrant seeking information about his possible collaboration with Russians to manipulate the 2016 election.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All this spying on Trump and his campaign was justified with this claim of Russian interference. So, did they actually find anything? Apparently not, yet they are still pushing this Russian interference story with as much evidence as the claim that Assad gassed his own people!

Apr 12 08:04

Breitbart editors tell staffers to stop writing stories critical of Jared Kushner, sources say

Employees at Breitbart News have been asked by senior editors to refrain from writing stories critical of Jared Kushner, two people familiar with the matter told Business Insider.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that allies of Kushner, a senior White House adviser, had complained to President Donald Trump about the negative coverage he was receiving from the far-right website.

Apr 12 07:59

Behind Trump’s Syria Turnabout

Trump came into office touting his “America First agenda,” disdaining NATO, and asking “Why is it a bad thing to get along with Russia?” He told us he abjured “regime change” and held up Libya as an example of bad policy. Now he’s turned on a dime, bombing Syria, and welcoming tiny (and troubled) Montenegro into NATO. His intelligence agencies are even accusing Russia of having advance knowledge of the alleged chemical attack in Syria (although the White House disputed that after it got out). And all this in the first one hundred days!

How did this happen? It’s easy to explain, once you understand that there is no such thing as foreign policy: all policy is domestic.

Apr 12 07:57

FLASHBACK - 30 Police Officers Caught Having Sex With Underage Prostitute

This story will help the average person understand more about the utterly corrupted culture of law enforcement, and police officers in general. When viewing this, remember that police officers are 236% more likely to rape than those in the general population and that the majority of those raped by police officers are minor children.

http://www.policemisconduct.net/2010-npmsrp-police-misconduct-statisti...

Apr 12 07:33

7-minute video: reminder that 2013 Syria ‘gas attack’ proved as false flag with corporate media ‘fake news,’ Obama ‘fake blame speech’ for ‘war to save children’ same as Trump’s to ‘bomb children to save children.’ Demanding .01% arrests yet?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Anaconda MaltLiquor’s sharp seven minutes' analysis and context of President Trump’s claims to use war on Syria to “protect children”:

History of US Presidents lying about “care for children”as they watch their slow gruesome deaths in the millions

President Obama feigned care for children to argue for war on Syria, despite Orwellian neglect of ~20,000 innocent children dying daily from preventable poverty promised by “former” colonial and “developed” nations’ “leaders” to end since 1969. The total deaths of children since those reneged promises never mentioned by complicit corporate media is somewhere over 600 million; more than twice the population of the United States.

Some history:

‘Former’ colonial nations NOT ‘heartbroken’ over Paris 136 innocent victims because they allow daily gruesome deaths of 20,000 children from preventable poverty they’ve promised to save since 1969

Apr 12 07:11

'Stand up and RESIST' Interfering EU official urges Hungarians to DEFY PM Viktor Orban

MEDDLING EU officials have told Hungarians to “stand up to prime minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government” after the Hungarian leader demanded a clampdown on open-border advocate George Soros’ projects.

Apr 12 07:10

MAPPED: The EU members who want Britain HAMMERED by staggering divorce bill

The majority of EU states believe the UK should be punished for its decision to leave and, in turn, say the exit deal must be costly.

The nations most against Britain paying a low charge were Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

The hardline stance comes after Brussels chief negotiator Michel Barnier hinted the EU would decide to punish Theresa May with a £50billion divorce bill in upcoming exit talks.

Apr 11 23:32

Iran the Destabilizer: A world in turmoil, thank you Mr. Trump!

Philip Giraldi • April 11, 2017

The real Donald Trump has been exposed. The man who promised a sensible and non-interventionist Middle Eastern policy and a reset with Moscow has now reneged on both pledges. His nitwit United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has directly linked Russia and Syria for punishment by the omnipotent Leader of the Free World lest anyone be confused.

The unconscionable attack on Syria based on the usual unsubstantiated allegations has shifted the playing field dramatically, with the “new sheriff in town” apparently intent on proving he is a real man who can play hardball with the rest of them. Last week Syria was blamed by all and sundry in the Establishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack just two days after the White House backed away from the Obama Administration demand that President Bashar al-Assad be removed.

Apr 11 23:26

President Trump, with respect, start ruthlessly purging the U.S. general officer corps

Last time we discussed your refusal to abide by the Constitution’s hard-and-fast war-making provision, a decision that merits — as it did for most of your post-1945 predecessors — impeachment proceedings. Waging war in the manner you did in Syria is the work of an absolute monarch or a dictator, not that of a popularly elected president of this republic.

Today, we must discuss a topic that has been covered in this space on multiple occasions; namely, the need for you to immediately purge — via forced retirement — scores of your general officers. The American fetish for treating these officers as god-like wonders is baseless, and must be curtailed to the greatest possible extent. Among the most obvious reasons they merit forced retirement are:

–They and their predecessors have not won a war since 1945. In truth, they have won nothing in the most war-filled 72 years in American history.

Apr 11 15:56

3-minute Star Wars video requests UNICEF donations to save ~20,000 Earth children dying daily from preventable poverty WHILE corporate media ongoingly distracts from ‘former’ colonial nations’ reneged UN promises since 1969 to save ALL children

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

We the People notice powerful organizations asking for our donations to “save the children;” in retail stores, charity organizations, and now from Star Wars:

The lie of omission is that so-called “developed” and “former” colonial nations have promised the end of all poverty since 1969, with their reneged promises since then causing slow, horrific deaths of over 600 million children; roughly twice to the total population of the US (perhaps closer to one billion; documentation of poverty facts here).

Consider for a moment what could possibly be more important to report upon, possible motivation to hide this ongoing reneged promise, and why US "leaders" give rhetoric to "care about children" while omitting the greatest need for care.

Corporate media know the facts, and choose to lie

We at RESULTS fully briefed all US major media of the facts of ending poverty:

Apr 11 13:32

Video: All Out War, Confrontation with Russia? The U.S. is Pushing Towards a “Non-Peaceful Solution” of the Syrian Conflict

Following the incident, Moscow suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States, suspended work of a hotline with the Pentagon and announced that it will take additional measures to strengthen the Syrian air defense capabilities in case of possible attacks against the country.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin described the US attack as an act of “aggression against a sovereign nation,” which was carried out based on a “made-up pretext.”

The meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue showed further deep divisions among sides involved in the conflict. The US-led block continued blaming Damascus, Moscow and Tehran for the ongoing escalation and opposed the Russian suggestion to investigate jointly the Khan Sheikhoun incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions are usually a prelude to war.

My burgeoning disappointment with the Trump administration, for the escalation of violence in Syria, is growing by the second. These other links might be of use in understanding what is happening here:

Inventing Enemies, manipulating public opinion; selling an escalated war on
Syria

Analysis of Evidence contradicts allegations on Syrian Gas Attacks

Reflections on Syria

Apr 11 13:05

Video: All Out War, Confrontation with Russia? The U.S. is Pushing Towards a “Non-Peaceful Solution” of the Syrian Conflict

Following the incident, Moscow suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States, suspended work of a hotline with the Pentagon and announced that it will take additional measures to strengthen the Syrian air defense capabilities in case of possible attacks against the country.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin described the US attack as an act of “aggression against a sovereign nation,” which was carried out based on a “made-up pretext.”

The meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue showed further deep divisions among sides involved in the conflict. The US-led block continued blaming Damascus, Moscow and Tehran for the ongoing escalation and opposed the Russian suggestion to investigate jointly the Khan Sheikhoun incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions are usually a prelude to war.

My burgeoning disappointment with the Trump administration, for the escalation of violence in Syria, is growing by the second. These other links might be of use in understanding what is happening here:

Inventing Enemies, manipulating public opinion; selling an escalated war on
Syria

Analysis of Evidence contradicts allegations on Syrian Gas Attacks

Reflections on Syria

Apr 11 12:45

There's a terrifying sense of deja vu as the Generals take over the White House and guide us towards another war (despite no-one knowing if it was Assad who used sarin on those civilians) says JOHN R BRADLEY

For those of us who covered the build-up to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, there is a terrifying sense of deja vu as another 'Coalition of the Willing' gears up to launch a potentially devastating wave of shock-and-awe in the Middle East.

That is certainly one worst-case interpretation of the comments made yesterday by the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.
Confirming a remarkable U-turn in the Trump administration's stance on Syria, she said that removing President Bashar al-Assad was now a 'priority'.

Fourteen years ago we heard similar shrill calls from political leaders for regime change in Iraq, a country that – whether or not it used chemical weapons on its own people – posed no discernible threat to the national security of our own.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that the US will most probably be going to war with Russia over Syria, which didn't happen in the Iraq war, is, as Josh Gates, host of the "Destination Unknown" series frequently states, officially horrible.

The spectre of the US military going to war against the Russian military, which:

1. Does conscript
2. Has better functioning weapons than does the US military
3. Has the money to pursue such a war
4. Has the manufacturing to feed the war machine

should be pretty terrifying to anyone with family and friends in the military.

Apr 11 12:38

Why the World Should Fear Deep State Psychopath H.R. McMaster

The CIA/NSA political hit on General Michael Flynn appeared at first to have been a warning shot against Trump, and the Congress’ (((bipartisan))) support of replacement H.R. McMaster for the role of National Security Advisor has us falsely assuming that the duly-elected Executive Branch would retain control of him, as the Constitution commands.

But that assumption is increasingly proving false. There is no doubt in my mind that President Donald Trump is being held under duress; that is a theory and I don’t have hard evidence for, but it’s clear that overnight he has gone from a roaring, defiant lion, to script reading pussy-cat. The empowerment of Kushner and Cohn, the increasing isolation of Bannon, and a 180 on policy all come shortly after McMaster’s ascension.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Mc. Master, a word, please: I will continue to link to rt.com; sputniknews.com; presstv.com; and farsnews.com (two Russian, and two Iranian English blogs) until US law forbids it.

And THAT is a Supreme Court case, against the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, I would love to see argued!!

The American people now understand that you are pushing President Trump for a ground invasion of Syria (which will, of course, most generally mean war with Russia) Mc Master working covertly with Petraeus to put 150,000 ground troops in Syria,and I feel urged to caution you and our President that this is nothing short of foaming-at-the-mouth, barking-dog madness!!

You, of all people, should know that the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

In order to win a conflict, a country has to be on the right side of history; and with Syria, and Russia's involvement in assisting the Syrian government against the jihadists, the US just isn't, and you should know that as well.

Apr 11 12:31

Is Sunday the End of the Road for Turkey as a Secular Country?

Turkey has long been a shining (only) example of how a Muslim majority country can exist as a progressive society with freedoms, rights and a secular rule of law. But slowly, as power has become more centralized in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, the liberty and secularism that made Turkey so unique has been eroded. The culmination of this is coming on Sunday as Turks go to the polls to vote on a referendum to change the very system of government from a Parliamentary Democracy, to a bastardized Presidential Dictatorship.

Apr 11 12:22

It's not just Syria. Trump is ratcheting up wars across the world

onald Trump’s missile strikes on Syria have attracted worldwide attention (and disgraceful plaudits) in recent days. But much less airtime is being given to his administration’s risky and increasingly barbaric military escalations on several other fronts across the world.

Let’s put aside, for the time being, that the Trump administration openly admits it has no clue what it is going to do in Syria next. Or that key members of Congress and in the administration are clearly eager for “regime change” in Syria with no plan for the aftermath. And the fact that hardly anyone seems to care that Russia’s former president Dmitry Medvedev said over the weekend that Syrian strikes put the US “on the verge of a military clash with Russia” – a nuclear power with thousands of warheads.

Donald Trump's first 100 days as president – daily updates

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is precisely the kind of outcome I had hoped a Trump presidency would avoid.

My sense of betrayal by these actions on the part of the President, is searingly intense, and beyond my ability to fully articulate it.

And the sense I have of the future, for this country and the world, is Biblically apocalyptic in nature.

Because of Bernie Sanders getting cheated by the DNC for the Democratic nomination for President, American voters had only one choice: that of the war party and the American deep state.

Apr 11 12:15

Tillerson: US Will Punish Crimes ‘Anywhere in the World’

Donald Trump the presidential candidate made it very clear that his view was that the United States can no longer police thje world. President Trump, by contrast, appears to laying out US foreign policy to do that now more than ever.

In the ultimate expression of the “world’s policeman” stance of the US, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared today that the United States was prepared to punish all those “who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.”

The context of Tillerson’s comments was a speech at a memorial to a Nazi massacre, but the broadness of the declaration clearly was intended to go far beyond simply being a reiteration of the US justification for intervention against Nazi Germany in World War 2.

For one, the comment comes just a few days after the United States attacked Syria, over US allegations of a “gas attack” carried out by the Syrian government, but before any sort of international investigation could be carried out on the claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the United States government has just declared itself "Judge, jury, and executioner..." for the entire world?!?

And NOT the US's military might to further US government's geopolitical agenda?!?

I'd laugh at Tillerson's statement...if it wasn't so hard to stop laughing these days!!

Apr 11 12:10

Tillerson Warns Russia: Assad Rule ‘Coming to an End’

On the eve of his visit to Moscow, and in the wake of a Kremlin announcement he won’t be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at all, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued to lash Russia publicly for backing the Syrian government, insisting that President Bashar Assad’s rule is “coming to an end.”

Whether thus amounts to a statement of US policy is unclear, as US officials have been send very mixed messages on their stance on Syria, after attacking them last week. Tillerson himself insisted just days ago that Assad’s future was still up to the Syrians, despite having announced before that that the US was in the process of implementing regime change.

Tillerson went on to predict that if Russia refused US demands to abandon Assad, they would effectively become “irrelevant” in the Middle East. This echoes other US officials’ demands that Russia unconditionally abandon Assad, amid ongoing allegations of Russian complicity in a putative gas attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly think these threats to Russia are for domestic, rather than Russian, consumption.

Russia is highly unlikely to unwind its position of total support for the Al Assad regime; Tillerson understands that.

But these threats/statements seem to me to be" engineered" to "groom" the US public into accepting a war against both Syria and Russia.

The harsh reality that such a move would be one of the most ham-fistedly pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to do, and appears to be an act of desperation on the cusp of madness, in a futile attempt to keep the US economy from crashing into the death spasms it can most probably not avoid, given the current "bubbles" in the system which cannot exist for very much longer.

and BTW, look for the draft to be reinstituted, under President Trump's watch.

Apr 11 12:01

Putin to Snub Tillerson as Tensions Spike

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow was shaping up to be an ugly one, tasked with dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin after last week’s US attack on Syria. US-Russia tensions appear to be getting worse so much faster, however, that it has killed the talks entirely.

Kremlin officials now say that Putin has no intention of meeting with Tillerson at all during his visit, and that the only Russian official Tillerson is going to be meeting with is Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Kremlin officials have downplayed the seriousness of this move, insisting a Putin-Tillerson meeting was never officially scheduled in the first place. That’s technically true, but as Tillerson had met Putin in the past, it seemed a foregone conclusion that one would take place.

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Given last week's US military's bombing of the military base in a sovereign country with which the US is not at war, I can understand Putin's reluctance to hold a meeting with Tillerson.

In fact, given the circumstances, I am more than a little astonished that Medvedev would even receive him.

Unfortunately, however, I see this crisis resolving in only one way; a US attack against Syria, which would definitely mean war with Russia.

Apr 11 11:55

Vladimir Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame devastation on Bashar-al Assad's forces

The Russian leader made the astonishing claim during a press conference with the Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Putin insisted Russia would tolerate Western criticism of its role in Syria but hoped that attitudes would eventually soften.

But his claims that Russia has information strikes are being planned by the US on the southern Damascus region - the aim of which is to blame the resulting devastation on the subsequently discredited Syrian government - will not go down well in the White House.

When asked whether he expected more US missile strikes on Syria, Putin said: "We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared ... in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using (chemical weapons)."

He did not offer any proof for that claim however.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Putin's accusations ultimately prove true, I would hardly be surprised.

Damascus is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, and one of the cradles of early Middle Eastern Christianity.

I am completely distraught at the coming destruction it may have to endure, just so that the US government can get its "war on" here.

Unfortunately, just because a tactic is one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing for the US government to do, is no guarantee that it won't do it.

A war with Russia over Syria is one of those things.

And with US Presidential advisor Mc Masters cheerleading for a ground war in Syria, (even though President Trump appears to be pushing back on this, at least for the moment), I am very concerned that such a thing might, in fact, happen.

Apr 11 11:39

White House: ‘America First’ Foreign Policy Justifies Strikes Against Those Who ‘Gas Babies’

The White House on Monday insisted that President Donald Trump is still pursuing an “America first” foreign policy after ordering missile strikes on a Syrian airfield where the U.S. believes a chemical weapons attack against civilians originated.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday night was a necessary measure to protect Americans.

“I think if you recognize the threat that our country and our people face if there is a growth of use or spread of chemical weapons of mass destruction,” Spicer said, “[then] the proliferation of those, the spread to other groups, is a clear danger to our country and to our people.”

Spicer’s definition of a national security threat is broader than Trump outlined during his presidential campaign. Trump frequently extolled non-interventionist foreign policy, and a belief that Syria should be left alone to resolve its six-year civil war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Spicer, a word, please.

As I type this, the US is thoroughly, and disgustingly, complicit in the war crimes Saudi Arabia is perpetrating on the people of Yemen, under President Trump's watch.

The Saudis have been killing and maiming Yemen's children.

Images: killed and wounded Yemeni children from Saudi bombing raids

Yemeni children are dying from the slow, painful deaths of malnutrition, courtesy to the Saudis having blockaded the Yemeni ports.

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades

There has been a massive uptick in birth defects, Cancers, and still births in Yemen, courtesy of the Saudi's use of depleted uranium weapons.

Saudi military are using depleted uranium weapons, which has caused a massive spike in cancers, birth defects, and stillbirths in Yemen

Mr. Spicer, I have a very specific question to ask you; in the eyes of President Trump, is some suffering (which can be cynically used to support a geopolitical agenda) "more equal" than other suffering (which President Trump doesn't want the American people to know about), like the continued suffering of Yemeni children due to Saudi assassinations of them; the starvation of kids through the slow, painful death from malnutrition; and the massive birth defects in Yemeni children, due to radiation poisoning in the womb?!?

Because sir, that is precisely what I am seeing here.

Apr 11 11:23

Jackson Browne - Lives in The Balance

Apr 11 11:19

Syrian Army Reportedly Drops Barrel Bombs Hours After U.S. Warned It Not To

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria.

A Syrian military source denied the Observatory report and said the army did not use barrel bombs - drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel that cause indiscriminate destruction on the ground.

The United States fired cruise missiles at a Syrian air base last week in response to a poison gas attack on a town in northwestern Syria which Washington says was carried out by government forces. The government denies responsibility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( a front for western intelligence, run out of the UK) makes such a claim, given its lousy track record, that claim is most probably false.

Unfortunately, the way Trump's advisors have be editing and doctoring the intel he gets, the falseness of such a claim will be no obstacle to to President Trump's bombing Syria again, which can nearly only mean one thing; war with Russia.

Apr 11 11:02

IS THERE A NEW U.S. SYRIA POLICY? IS THERE ONE AT ALL?

What does the U.S. administration want with regards to Syria?

The elements were clear just a few days ago. The U.S. would split off the east and set up a Kurdish enclave which it would then occupy with the help of proxy forces. It would use the leverage to push for political regime change in western Syria. Israel would occupy another piece of the Golan.

While that looked somewhat favorable for the U.S. in the short term it was bad long term strategy. U.S. forces in the east would be surrounded by hostiles, cut off from the sea and under permanent guerilla attack from various opposing forces. But it looked at least like a somewhat viable short term way way forward.

The new strategy, which may not be one at all, and the new U.S. commitment is all over the place:

Apr 11 10:54

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: SCHOOLS, BANKS, AND CORPORATIONS DECIDE WHO'S A TERRORIST

Imagine speaking out against the government and being labeled a terrorist. Imagine speaking out against police abuse and being labeled a terrorist. Imagine speaking out against corporate monopolies and being labeled a terrorist.

You can stop imagining it's already happening.

According to a recent article in the VV Daily Press, law enforcement, first responders, banks and schools are labeling people terrorists.

"San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Detective Heather Forsythe, with the department’s Criminal Intelligence Division, said Tuesday that public safety agencies and private sector personnel, such as in education and banking, meet monthly to network, “compare notes” and essentially engage in ever-important information sharing."

The Terrorism Early Warning Group, (TEWG) is made up of 19,000 sheriffs and law enforcement agencies and thousands of private sector personnel, like those in education and banking. (click here to learn more about TEWG.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I, and this site, are most probably on this list.

Forget that we are peace activists (in my case, a Christian pacifist activist, constantly exhorting her government to achieve it s geopolitical goals through moral, hard-won negotiations); forget that our site is fact and logic based.

For the "crime" of not swallowing the government's agenda and narrative whole, and regurgitating it as gospel, such as "Saddam had WMDS"; "Bashar al Assad Gassed his own people"; and "Afghanistan was complicit to 9/11", we are judged by our government to be "terrorists."

This has even affected the ability to get my music programmed, and living on an island, where resources to to fine arts choral music are very limited, that has been ... very difficult.

Apr 11 10:44

NORTH KOREA STATE MEDIA WARNS OF NUCLEAR STRIKE IF PROVOKED AS U.S. WARSHIPS APPROACH

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help.

Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula, with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To China's President Xi Jingping and America's President Trump; gentlemen, a word, please.

What you both need to do, rather than rattling sabres at North Korea, is to get that country's leadership back to the negotiation table, and offer then a true peace treaty, with guarantees on trade, to replace the existing Armistice, with the quid pro quo that North Korea drops its nuclear weapons program to sign on to such a peace treaty.

Of course, such an invitation for peace, rather than the potential for nuclear war, would be ...logical, which means that the White House, State Department, and Pentagon will instantly dismiss it.

And right now, gentlemen, living on a spot that potentially could get hit by a North Korean missile (lobbed from an North Korean submarine), color me more than a little nervous at current American foreign policy toward North Korea at the moment. (Yes, I know; more calcium/magnesium!)

But given the current, and rapid, uptick in tensions, this standoff between North Korea and the US government is about as serious as a heart attack.

Apr 11 10:30

BIG BRO-BOT U.S. Navy funds development of robot surveillance system which can spy on humans in incredible detail

THE U.S. Navy is funding the development of a new super-surveillance system which uses robots to snoop on humans in terrifying detail.

It has handed a $1.7 million (£1.4 million) grant to researchers from Cornell University, who are working to build a system which can “conduct surveillance as a single entity with many eyes”.

The cash was handed over by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, which is dedicated to developing new forms of military and civilian technology.

Last year, we exclusively revealed that the same department discussed plans to fit humans with microchips and track their every move.

Now it wants to develop a system which lets teams of surveillance robots gather and share intelligence “at the speed of light”.

“Once you have robots that cooperate you can do all sorts of things,” said Kilian Weinberger, associate professor of computer science.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly do not believe that once this technology is perfected, it will only be used for clearly humanitarian purposes, or only to keep people out of harm's way.

When a child has a hammer, everything they encounter is a nail which must be hammered down.

So it is with a government which has become terrified of its own people, because it can no longer truly control the agenda or narrative; therefore, people need to be "nailed down" before they can communicate, and ask intelligent questions which would tear that narrative asunder.

There are moments, which happen with a marked rise in frequency, when I believe I have awakened in the wrong country; the land of the free and the home of the brave has devolved to the land of the cowed, and the home of the surveilled.

Apr 11 10:19

HOW THE DENVER POLICE CRACK AND SEARCH CELL PHONES

Responding to our recent request for mobile phone forensic tools records, Denver Police Department has provided us with not only contracts, but a training bulletin for their Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device. Cellebrite's UFED, as the device is more commonly known, is the leading model of mobile phone data extraction tools in law enforcement.

Denver PD purchased a UFED Touch in January 2016 for about four grand. The Touch is used for cell phone data extractions done in the field and was infamously rumored to have been used by the FBI to crack the San Bernardino shooters' encrypted iPhone after Apple denied their request for access. DPD also purchased a UFED 4PC for $1,650 - the 4PC is more of a software program to sift through data already collected on the Touch.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, in Denver, the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, as well as probably many other US cities, does not apply.

Apr 11 10:09

BREAKING: DONALD TRUMP APPROVES NATO MEMBERSHIP FOR MONTENEGRO

Donald Trump has just approved Montenegro as NATO’s newest member state. The move is contentious as Montenegro was bombed in the illegal 1999 NATO war of aggression against Yugoslavia of which it was then a part.

Montenegro peacefully split from Serbia in 2006 to become a small independent state.

While the Montenegrin government has supported moves to join the US led alliance, socialist and pro-Serbia opposition parties have been dramatically opposed to such moves. The moves also roused public opinion during a series of anti-NATO protests in the small west Balkan state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's look at a map, and see what NATO gets as its "bang" for the proverbial "buck"

Map: Montenegro and surrounding countries

What this gives NATO is another foothold on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, from which to project naval power.

NATO "acquisition" of this country also moves it further from the Russia sphere of influence, which was the ultimate justification for offering it NATO membership.

Apr 11 09:34

GOP Leaders Dropping Border Wall Funds, Says Report

Federal funding for one of President Donald Trump’s premier policy proposals may be excluded from the House GOP’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

House Democrats, along with a few House Republicans, are working around-the-clock to make sure funding for the estimated $12 billion border wall is not factored into the GOP budget, according to a report by The Hill.

“With Democrats united against new wall funding, it’s unlikely the Republicans have the votes to get it through and prevent a government shutdown,” The Hill report stated.

Apr 11 09:00

Just Kill Me, bloodied united passenger

(FULL VIDEO) United Airlines Forcibly Drags Doctor Off Plane After Overbooking

NOTE: One person in this video objected on what can only be called a moral outrage especially considering he was a Doctor. One person commended these actions. Guess which one is a coward and sociopathically inclined!

Apr 11 08:06

FLASHBACK - OF THE LIARS, BY THE LIARS, AND FOR THE LIARS

In today's enlightened age of alternative media and global internet communications, lies by rulers are quickly laid bare. Yet most people remain trapped by their beliefs of what they imagine their rulers to be, and greet each new revealed mendacity with, "What? Our ruler lied to us?" The question more properly ought to be, "When don't rulers lie to us?"

The historical fact is that all rulers lie pretty much all of the time, and each newly revealed lie ought not to be thought of as a shocking isolated incident, but merely a continuation of standard operating bullshit! In short, the vast majority of what you are told by rulers is a lie, and the rare moment of absolute truth a rare and precious gem worthy of celebration.

Here are some examples from history.

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Apr 11 07:53

BEXALERT: U.S. says strike hits 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft

What a joke. More lies.It was a salvage and repair base.Most of the CM's didn't even make it to the target and of those that did,about half chewed up the grass around the field.

The U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base last week damaged or destroyed 20 percent of Syria's operational aircraft, as well as fuel and ammunition sites and air defense capabilities, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday.

"The Syrian government has lost the ability to refuel or re-arm aircraft at Shayrat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest," Mattis said in a statement.

Apr 10 15:33

Doctor Dragged From United Plane After Computer "Solves" Overbooking Problem

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Bridges said the man became "very upset" and said that he was a doctor who needed to see patients at a hospital in the morning. The manager told him that security would be called if he did not leave willingly, Bridges said, and the man said he was calling his lawyer. One security official came and spoke with him, and then another security officer came when he still refused. Then, she said, a third security official came on the plane and threw the passenger against the armrest before dragging him out of the plane.

"Everyone was shocked and appalled," Bridges said. "There were several children on the flight as well that were very upset."

Apr 10 11:52

Trump, Saudi Arabia and the War on Yemen

On April 2nd, The Yemen News Agency (SABA) reported that US-Saudi war planes struck several targets including private and public properties across several provinces in Yemen:

The US-Saudi aggression war planes continued heinous strikes against citizens, causing heavy damage to private and public properties in several provinces over the past hours, a military official told Saba on Sunday. The warplanes waged 12 strikes on Haradh district of Hajja province and three other strikes on Serwah district of Mareb province, as well waged six raids on Kamaran island in Hodeida province

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the heck has Iran done, in light of the reality it has not started a war in over 200 years?!?

Iran is not the threat in the Middle East; Israel and Saudi Arabia are the threats to the region, period, end of discussion.

That the US government is still complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, after the "regime change" which brought us President Trump, confounds and disappoints me more than I can articulate.

The Saudis are slaughtering civilians; starving children to death through malnutrition, because of the blockade of Yemeni ports; and using depleted uranium weapons on the Yemeni population, which is leading to massive spikes in cancers, still births, and horrific deformities in newborn children.

But apparently, in the mind of President Trump, some war crimes (like the chemical attack in Syria) are more equal than others, like those I have mentioned above.

Apr 10 11:43

The West and Its Allies Seek to Install the “Black Flag of Terrorism” Over Syria

The recent false flag terror attack in Idlib Syria recalls an earlier massacre by NATO forces on September 17, 2016 when Coalition warplanes attacked Syria Arab Army positions at al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor.

Each attack was for the benefit of ISIS terrorists. The direct attack on SAA soldiers at al-Tharda Mountain allowed ISIS terrorists to quickly occupy the strategic location, and the recent false flag attack provided a fake pretext for the U.S to launch a (poorly planned and executed) attack on the Shayrat air base — a facility used by the SAA to attack ISIS positions.

In fact, the entire terrorist infrastructure is strengthened with each and every initiative taken by the West and its extremist allies against the legitimate, elected, secular, socially-oriented, Syrian government.

Illegal sanctions, described recently by U.S Congressman Dennis Kucinich at the EuroCSE conference, as “war by other means”, also serve to advance terrorist capabilities.

Apr 10 11:40

Russia-Baiting Pushed Trump to Attack Syria — and Increases the Risks of Nuclear Annihilation

Vast efforts to portray Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin’s flunky have given Trump huge incentives to prove otherwise. Last Thursday, he began the process in a big way by ordering a missile attack on Russia’s close ally Syria. In the aftermath of the attack, the cheerleading from U.S. mass media was close to unanimous, and the assault won lots of praise on Capitol Hill. Finally, the protracted and fervent depictions of Trump as a Kremlin tool were getting some tangible results.

At this point, the anti-Russia bandwagon has gained so much momentum that a national frenzy is boosting the odds of unfathomable catastrophe. The world’s two nuclear superpowers are in confrontation mode.

It’s urgent to tell ourselves and each other: Wake up!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russian President Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev, a word please.

Gentlemen, I would like to assure you that no thinking American I know wishes to go to war with your country.

In my case, I am a Christian Activist Pacifist/Witness, consistently exhorting my government to achieve its geopolitical goals through hard-won, moral diplomacy, rather than war.

I am utterly appalled at what the US President ordered to be done in Syria last week, and pray for all those killed and injured, as well as those who were killed and injured in the St. Petersburg blast.

Although President Trump is the country's president, and we allegedly have a Congress which is supposed to represent the will of the American people, all I see, from the presstitutes to the fawning members of Congress who saw the strike as "Presidential" to "the utterly right thing to do", is that my will, which can best be articulated as the concept of peace through trade, was not represented at all.

One of the most crucial personality traits of an excellent leader is that of restraint; and whether President Trump is getting manipulated intel data, or whether he is getting blackmailed in some way, the man demonstrated, last Thursday, that he has no restraint whatsoever.

I am watching the "crawl" from "Faux News", and they are claiming that a CBS poll claims that most Americans polled approved of these airstrikes.

I would strongly suspect that the poll was either "push polling", i.e., polling a specific demographic (Brooklyn, maybe?!?), where the pollsters can be certain of a a specific outcome, or that they were polling the criminally insane.

Apr 10 11:20

Wag The Dog — How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media

Normally, such major policy change could only be explained by a new reality driven by verifiable facts. The alleged chemical weapons attack against Khan Sheikhoun was not a new reality; chemical attacks had been occurring inside Syria on a regular basis, despite the international effort to disarm Syria’s chemical weapons capability undertaken in 2013 that played a central role in forestalling American military action at that time. International investigations of these attacks produced mixed results, with some being attributed to the Syrian government (something the Syrian government vehemently denies), and the majority being attributed to anti-regime fighters, in particular those affiliated with Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate.

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Translation: President Trump went off absolutely half-cocked, with this bombing run on a Syrian military base, because he had no definitive evidence as to who actually perpetrated this chemical poisoning in Syria.

And now, his national security advisor, Mc Masters is attempting to sell him on a pre-emptive full-on invasion of Syria, which will most likely mean war with Russia.

This is about as insane as any foreign policy suggestion as any I have heard over the years, and ultimately, cui bono?!? Who benefits?!?

If the US and Russia blow each other to bloody bits, it will be Israel who will be the benefactor of such mutual destruction, because it will leave Israel in control of all the Middle East's oil.

So, as is the mantra at WRH, don't panic; please plan.

Apr 10 11:06

More Fake News From Washington

The US government continues to lie about everything, not just Russia, Syria, Iran, and China. The US government is incapable of telling the truth about something as straightforward as employment. According to the government, March produced only 98,000 new payroll jobs, an insufficient amount to reduce unemployment, but the unemployment rate fell from 4.7 to 4.5 percent.

How did that happen? Not because the unemployed found jobs. The unemployment rate fell because the government did not count as unemployed large numbers of unemployed people who did not look for a job during the four week period prior to the survey. The US has a low unemployment rate, because the government does not count the unemployed.

Apr 10 11:04

FLASHBACK - Top Journalist Says Hillary Approved Sending Sarin to Rebels Used to Frame Assad, Start Syrian War

World renowned journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed, in a series of interviews and books, that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria.

As Eric Zuesse explained in Strategic Culture, Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad.

Apr 10 10:47

3/31/17 Arnaldo Claudio on National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster’s human rights violations of Iraqis in 2005

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Arnaldo Claudio, a retired senior US Military Police officer, discusses his 2005 investigation of human rights abuses of detainees in Tal Afar, in a camp commanded by then-Colonel H.R. McMaster, whom Claudio threatened to arrest. According to Claudio, detainees were kept in overcrowded conditions, handcuffed, deprived of food and water, and soiled by their own urine and feces. A so-called “good behavior program” was implemented by McMaster, that held detainees indefinitely (beyond a rule requiring release after 2 weeks) unless they provided “actionable intelligence.”

Apr 10 10:38

US Vows to Keep Pressure on Syria as Hawks Urge More Attacks

Following Thursday’s missile attacks against Syria, the Trump Administration has vowed to keep the pressure up against the Syrian government, though exactly what that means means uncertain, with officials sending mixed signals on whether they’re going to militarily impose regime change on Syria or not.

In the meantime, they can expect to hear non-stop heckling from various hawks, demanding more attacks and more aggression as a matter of course, and insisting anything short of that would be taken as a sign of weakness by the international community.

And where there is hawkish sentiment to be expressed, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC) won’t be far behind. Graham today insisted that by continuing to carry out airstrikes from the base the United States attacked, Syria was telling President Trump “F you.” He went on to demand 5,000 to 6,000 US ground troops be sent to Syria, both to wipe out ISIS and then to impose regime change therein.

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President Trump, a word here, please.

Is there even a plan here, post-bombing, and punishing the wrong people for what they did hot do?!?

Because if there is not a plan, there really needs to be an adult in the room, in the bowels of power in DC, who understands all the ramifications of the bombing, and where, reasonably, the US can (and morally, should) go from here.

The US military has just bombed the assets of a sovereign nation, against which it has not declared war, and this has been done through executive order only, when Congress is Constitutionally given the power to declare war.

And Senator Graham, where are these 5,000 to 7,000 troops you are insisting Trump send to Syria, going to come from, please?!?

The US military is already overstretched to the max, in terms of troop strength, so President Trump would have to pull them from somewhere else, to deploy them inside Syria.

Senator Graham knows that such a move will most probably mean war with Russia, but absolutely doesn't give a damn about the price in blood and money which will have to be spent to get such a war going.

One has to wonder just how much of Senator Graham's portfolio is invested in the military/industrial complex.

Senator Lindsey Graham's net worth is $3 million dollars

Such a war would almost immediately necessitate the reintroduction of a military draft.

Apr 10 10:27

Is there a Donald Trump-George Soros Connection!!!

But were you also aware that George and Donald have been partners more than once? These partnerships show the George Soros we are familiar with, illegal activities paid with the almighty dollar, but we also find that Donald played the game exactly the same, and it cost him financially.

It all started with a simple loan between billionaires, but one is known as an avid socialist who is out to destroy the American way of life, while the other, well the other is following in the socialistic perspective, and has partnered with George Soros when he was in need of money. In 2004, George Soros made a $160 million loan to Donald Trump to build Trump Tower in Chicago. The $160 million Soros investment came in the form of a so-called “mezzanine loan.” (A mezzanine loan is like a second mortgage that charges a higher interest rate than the initial construction loan.)

Apr 10 10:26

Tulsi Gabbard under fire after refusing to accept 'Assad did chemical attack' without evidence

Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has provoked a backlash from senior Democrats after refusing to take Syrian President Bashar Assad's complicity in the Idlib chemical attack at face value and demanding proof.

Speaking live on CNN in the aftermath of the US missile strike against the Syrian airfield near Homs, Gabbard said she remained "skeptical" of the allegations, and reminded the host of the destructive invasions in Libya and Iraq, the latter based on a false intelligence pretext. The Democratic representative from Hawaii also called out US President Donald Trump for the "reckless" and "unconstitutional" attack.

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Apr 10 10:22

US and North Korea ‘closer to brink’ of accidental conflict

A US Navy strike group headed by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson steamed towards the western Pacific on Sunday for what is expected to be another American show of force off the Korean ­peninsula.

The US Pacific Command ordered the group – which includes several missile destroyers and cruisers – to sail north from Singapore on Saturday, according to the US Navy.

The orders come as observers warn of a growing risk of accidental conflict on the peninsula. While the US and North Korea would avoid unilateral action, rising tensions in the region mean either one might, in haste, misread moves by the other.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't be quite so certain, from the American perspective, that there will be no "overt move" against North Korea.

I would suggest that such a move might come in the form of a "false flag"operation, to be blamed on North Korea, as the "excuse" for a decap strike/invasion.

Otherwise, there is absolutely no logical justification for the strike group to even be where it is.

Apr 10 10:10

Poodle Trump Runs With Dogs of War

So the brash, big-mouth tycoon in the White House with an outsized ego has finally unleashed the dogs of war in Syria.

Invoking God and the suffering of “little babies”, the supposed US Commander-in-Chief Donald Trump ordered the bombing of Syria with cruise missiles launched from warships in the Mediterranean

But the upshot is this: Trump is acting like an obedient poodle going along with the Machiavellian American power system. Invoking God and suffering babies is just a shallow moral cover for his complicity in another US criminal act – in a countless list of such crimes down through history.

To save his political skin and no doubt lucrative future business opportunities for his dynasty, Trump has donned the cap of Commander-in-Chief and is groveling before the American war machine.

He is handing over an “official” license for war in Syria that the American Deep State has been craving for years.

Apr 10 10:09

American people doomed to perpetual warfare

Following Trump's election, Bashar al-Assad said he and Trump would be "natural allies," assuming he commits himself to fighting terrorists and not building up the American Empire. But he didn't get his hopes up, "because the U.S. administration does not relate to the president alone but relates to different forces within this administration." Assad was, in other words, afraid that the old foreign-policy establishment would slither back into the halls of power and keep us engaged in our Wars of Democracy.

Alas, he may have been right.

Apr 10 10:08

Sleepwalking toward World War III - The TRUE story of criminal conspiracy inside the CDC

Sleepwalking toward World War III… like clockwork, the next 25-year cycle of mass human suffering and death begins NOW.

The American masses are oblivious to how they’re being manipulated

Here’s EXACTLY what’s going to unfold, step by step, with near perfect scripting

WAR as the ultimate cover story for the coming financial collapse

The best way to start a war? Unleash a radiological false flag in a U.S. city

How the military industrial “deep state” tells itself false flags are necessary to protect the nation

Pick your narrative and believe what you want… we’re still sleepwalking toward World War III

Read AND print out this article and keep as guide as it unfolds.

Apr 10 10:03

Your Financial Life Could Be Ruined If Your Name Is On This Massive Government List

Muhammed Ali Khan tried to do one of the most boring, responsible things an American taxpayer can do: set up a government-guaranteed retirement savings account. He was rejected because the Treasury Department thought he might be a terrorist.

He isn’t. He’s a software consultant from Fullerton, California. But he shares a first name (with a different spelling), last name and middle initial with a financier of a Pakistani terror group. That man, Mohammad Naushad Alam Khan, is on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN). The 1,026-page catalog lists people and organizations that U.S. citizens and residents are barred from doing business with because of their ties to terror cells, drug cartels or rogue states.

The SDN is essentially a financial no-fly list that cuts people off from U.S. banks ? and, as a result, the global financial system. The SDN has more than doubled in length in the last five years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a blatant example of the US government going rogue.

And President Trump, a word please.

The one true, and tested, way of stopping any kind of terrorism in its tracks is the following recipe.

Stop expropriating natural resources from foreign countries, to which the US government and corporations have no moral right.

Stop regime-changing governments not to your liking.

You're welcome, Mr. President!! :-)

Apr 10 09:35

You Can’t Fight a War Without a Scorecard

You cannot win this war. It is as simple as that. And this Pollyanna notion that these folks are itching for democracy, fast food chains, Big Box stores, and stupid American movies and music is naïve at best.

Apr 10 09:34

‘$64 question: Where is US evidence Assad behind Idlib chemical attack?’

The US says its missile strike on the Syrian airbase was in retaliation for the chemical attack in Idlib province which killed scores of civilians on Tuesday. However, Damascus firmly rejects any involvement.

America's UN envoy Nikki Haley held up images, purporting to show child victims of the chemical incident. She said it bears all the hallmarks of the Assad regime's use of chemicals.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that no probe into Syrian government involvement in the Idlib attack had been conducted yet. Spokesperson Maria Zakharova pointed out that, despite the US calling for an investigation, the country then went on to destroy the planes they wanted to investigate, adding that it has nothing to do with establishing the truth.

Apr 10 09:19

TRUMP DEMANDS RUSSIA STOP SUPPORTING SYRIA

(*UNMITIGATED GAUL !)

Apr 10 09:10

Bomb the Usual Arabs

It seems that every new US president has to prove his machismo…or make his bones, as wiseguys say…by bombing the usual Arabs. By now, it’s almost a rite of passage. The American public loves it.

Apr 10 09:01

AN UNHINGED MCCAIN CALLS FOR MORE WAR IN SYRIA, SAYS RUSSIA IS GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES

John McCain was on Face the Nation today, getting his neocon on, discussing the next steps that needed to be taken in Syria -- dealing with Assad.

He approved of the President's strikes -- calling it a good 'first step.' But, he wants MOAR -- accusing both Syria and Russia of war crimes, in addition to blaming Assad for the rise of ISIS. You cannot make this stuff up.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Mc Cain is a complete embarrassment to the people of Arizona, and I would suspect that his consistency in getting re-elected has much to do with both his value to the American Deep State, and some really intensive vote-rigging.

Mc Cain's personal fortune is well-documented.

Senator John Mc Cain's net worth is 21 million dollars

Now, that's an investment that needs to be tended to.

So I have to wonder; how much of this is invested in the military/industrial complex?!?

We will never really know,because, unfortunately, Congressional representatives do not have to put their financial affairs into a blind trust as does the President.

But frankly, Senator Mc Cain has NEVER met a potential war he didn't absolutely love!!

Apr 10 08:49

Chemical warfare in America

International pharmaceutical cartels and monopolies are not just marketing chemicals as medicine. They are deeply involved or, better stated, they are in business with government. They plan and carry out wars, human experiments, and population control. Their interests and the interests of big government are identical. It’s not just all about money. It’s about power and the New World Order. The controlled press wouldn’t dare touch this subject.

Apr 10 08:47

YEMEN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS WORSE THAN SYRIA; WITH US ASSISTANCE, SAUDI STARVING YEMEN: PORTER

By February 2016, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a result of the Saudi blockade was already worse than Syria’s. The UN Security Council had a series of meetings about humanitarian access in both Syria and Yemen, and the members of the Council agreed that resolutions should guarantee humanitarian access — the ability to get food and other humanitarian assistance — to those in need in both countries. But once again, after the Saudis intervened with the United States and its European allies to oppose such a resolution on Yemen, the idea was dropped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the US enabled Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports is creating:

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition due to Saudi blockade of Yemeni ports

I would like to politely remind President Trump, who has just signed off on more weapons for Saudi Arabia President Trump signs off on more weapons for Saudi Arabia and Bahrainthat death by malnutrition is one of the cruelest forms of child abuse imaginable, right up there with being poisoned in the womb through the use of depleted uranium weapons (as the Saudis are using in Yemen).

But hey; American weapons manufactures are making a KILLING (literally and figuratively) with the weapons they are selling to Saudi Arabia, so who cares, right, Mr. President?!?

Profits, profits uber alles, right, President Trump?!?

Apr 10 08:35

CHENEY, ROTHSCHILD, AND FOX NEWS’ MURDOCH VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL LAW BY DRILLING FOR OIL IN SYRIA

After concluding the flow testing phase, Afek Oil and Gas will now begin analyzing samples drawn from the Ness-2 drilling site, euphemistically dubbed “Deborah’s Well,” in the Israeli-occupied region of Syria known as the Golan Heights. New Jersey-based Genie Energy, Ltd., Afek’s parent company, claims a dubious cadre of investors cum war profiteers, including Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, James Woolsey — as well as a number of current and former U.S. politicians.

Prior testing at a separate Afek site did not meet expectations, so the company sought other “sweet spots” in the area. Analysis of samples from additional wells will be performed by Afek scientists in conjunction with “external international experts.”

To understand U.S. involvement in the quagmire in Syria, Afek’s oil exploration is of critical import.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the real reason for the US governmental blood lust for "regime change" in Syria has not been made clear for you before, it should be clear to you now.

Apr 10 08:32

Is Tillerson Being Sidelined By President Kushner ?

Is Tillerson Being Sidelined By Jared Kushner ?

(*Steve Bannon Shure Is !)

Apr 10 08:24

THE DEBT CRISIS OF 2017: ONCE THEIR VACATION ENDS, CONGRESS WILL HAVE 4 DAYS TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON APRIL 29

April 2017 could turn out to be one of the most important months in U.S. history that we have seen in a very long time. On April 6th, Donald Trump attacked Syria on the 100th anniversary of the day that the U.S. officially entered World War I, and now at the end of this month we could be facing an unprecedented political crisis in Washington. On Friday, members of Congress left town for their two week “Easter vacation”, and they won’t resume work until April 25th. What this means is that Congress will have precisely four days when they get back to pass a bill to fund government operations or there will be a government shutdown starting on April 29th.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A two-week Easter vacation, when President Trump has just ordered, and executed, a military strike against Syria; the US economy is in utter meltdown; and we have warships on the way to North Korean territory?!?

Must be nice not to give a rat's anus about the people Congress is allegedly representing!!

Apr 10 08:19

RAND PAUL DEMANDS EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL ATTACK, SAYS WASHINGTON IS “EXCITED” ABOUT WAR WITH SYRIA

Senator Rand Paul is calling on the Senate Intelligence Committee to review the evidence linking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to a chemical weapons attack that lead to Trump’s illegal missile strike on Syria.

Paul went on the “The Laura Ingraham Show” and noted that Assad is“either the dumbest dictator in the world, or it may be more confusing.”

“I would like to see the evidence…In all this rush, why don’t we at least look at the intelligence instead of getting somebody’s conclusion on TV second-hand from the president.”

“I don’t dispute the evidence, I just haven’t seen it.”
Paul told Laura Ingraham that ‘it makes no sense for Assad to use chemical weapons. He was winning the six-year-old civil war, had the support of Russian troops on the ground, and, just days earlier, received a public statement from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that regime change was not America’s goal.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of false flag to me.

And BTW, while we are talking about children dying; what is President Trump going to do to prevent his BFF, Saudi Arabia, from killing children in Yemen from outright airstrikes; the slow and painful death from malnutrition; and death from depleted uranium poisoning?!?

My dear Ivanka Trump, when, please, was the last time you saw these images, all of which are real, and none of which have been photoshopped?!?

Images: Yemeni children maimed and killed from Saudi airstrikes

Images: Yemeni children starving to death from malnutrition

Saudis use depleted uranium weapons in Yemen

Apr 10 08:00

Into the Abyss… Again…

In the wake of this week’s attack on Syria, we’ve been forced to endure the same old neocons spouting the same lies on the same news outlets. This is, of course, yet more evidence that in contemporary America, the ruling class is never held accountable for anything. In 2008, the banking elite looted the financial system and nearly collapsed the world economy, and no one of any prominence was punished in any significant way. In 2003, our political leaders spewed waves of deliberately falsified propaganda in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Thousands of our soldiers died, a million Iraqis perished, and trillions of dollars were wasted. Yet no one was ever held liable for what they had done.

Apr 10 06:58

President Trump to Host Passover Seder Monday Night

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will host a White House Passover seder Monday night, an administration official told The Times of Israel on Sunday, confirming that the new administration will continue a tradition started by former president Barack Obama.

Apr 10 06:39

9-minute video: excellent James Corbett brief on what we know so far about US armed attack on Syria

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Documented factual summary in nine minutes:

My most recent contributions on Syria:

12-minute video: We Are Change Luke Rudkowski walks us through all President Trump’s lies to unlawfully attack Syria. Trump’s choice is to join War Criminals rather than ‘drain the swamp.’ ‘We the People’s’ choice is to demand .01% arrests rather than serve Orwellian rogue state empire
US President (fill in name) bombed (fill in country) because (fill in lie). Had enough lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression to demand .01% arrests, or need even more destruction, death, looting?
Alternative media writers: invitation to demand lawful arrests of .01% rogue state ‘leaders’ annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. How is ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression REQUIRING arrests not part of your narrative?
History placing the present into context:

Apr 09 19:22

Donald Trump’s Pick For Top Economic Adviser Is Pro-Immigration, Pro-Outsourcing

Had enough?

President Donald Trump has picked an economic advisor who believes in growing the nation’s economy by importing workers and consumers, and by expanding free-trade outsourcing, despite Trump’s “buy American, hire American” campaign promises.

Kevin Hassett is slated to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors if he is approved by the Senate’s banking committee. If Hassett is confirmed, that will be a win for the corporatist, business-first faction in Trump’s White House, which fights for influence in the Oval Office against the populist, America-first faction that helped Trump win the election in November.

Apr 09 09:05

Trump considering sanctions against Russia & Iran over Syria – US envoy to UN

US President Donald Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russia and Iran, the US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley has said in an interview with CNN.

Speaking to Jake Tapper, the host of the State of the Union show, on Sunday, the US official said that the issue of the new sanctions is already being discussed.

“I think that’s conversations that he [Trump] will be having and have started to have, going forward. But I think he will have to look at the situation,” Haley told the CNN host when asked whether Trump “wants tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran.”

Nothing “is off the table at this point,” she added.

The discussions are linked to the situation in Syria, she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The existing sanctions against Russia and Iran have only proven to make them more self reliant, and their economies more resilient; so is President Trump going to double down on a policy which is not working?!?

Russian economy seen recovering in 2017

Iranian financial overview

Apr 09 09:03

Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia's ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three

The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war' over Syria - but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again.

In the first direct American raid on Bashar al Assad’s forces, President Trump authorised the firing of 59 cruise missiles at a military airfield.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced the US for attacking ‘the legitimate government of Syria’ and for allegedly breaking international law without the approval of the UN.

Mr Medvedev said: ‘This military action is a clear indication of the US president’s extreme dependency on the views of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech.'

‘Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.

Apr 09 08:38

Shadow Brokers hackers release NSA hacking tools to punish Trump for ‘abandoning’ his base

Trump has no friends and very few supporters left.This is awesome.

Hacking group Shadow Brokers has released the password to a trove of NSA exploits in what they say is a form of protest against President Donald Trump for going back on his campaign promises, and warning the president, “Don’t forget your base.”

NSA just lost control of its Top Secret arsenal of digital weapons; hackers leaked it.
1) https://t.co/zleVbyBtE3
2) https://t.co/aKwdiNbrJA
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 8, 2017

Apr 09 08:38

ISRAEL SEEKS BUFFER ZONE ON BORDERS WITH SYRIA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a buffer zone against Syria, Iran and Hezbollah on the borders with Syria to be part of any future deal to end the Syrian crisis, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Friday.

According to the Israeli newspaper, Netanyahu proposed this issue during meetings with American and other coalition countries.

Netanyahu wants to prevent Iran and Hezbollah from establishing a foothold and he intends to undermine future attacks against Israel, noting that he had suggested international forces to supervise his proposed buffer zone.

Last Friday, the Israeli Maariv revealed that Netanyahu sent messages to the international parties involved in the talks about Syria’s future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Israel wants the Golan all to itself, and the reason is pretty straightforward, from the Israeli government's perspective:

Israel stakes claim to Golan after oil find

Apr 09 08:29

FORMER CIA OFFICER: "THE INTELLIGENCE CONFIRMS THE RUSSIAN ACCOUNT ON SYRIA"

President Trump earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to attack Syria and kill about a dozen Syrians, but his rash act has all the earmarks of a “wag the dog” moment.

Just two days after news broke of an alleged poison-gas attack in northern Syria, President Trump brushed aside advice from some U.S. intelligence analysts doubting the Syrian regime’s guilt and launched a lethal retaliatory missile strike against a Syrian airfield.

But a number of intelligence sources have made contradictory assessments, saying the preponderance of evidence suggests that Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels were at fault, either by orchestrating an intentional release of a chemical agent as a provocation or by possessing containers of poison gas that ruptured during a conventional bombing raid.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This has all the earmarks of a deliberate "false flag" to me.

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is many things; but crazy, he isn't.

This was a week when things were going his way; his military, coupled with that of Russia, was beating the jihadists into a pulp, and Rex Tillerson publicly stated that Assad could stay in power (at least for the immediate future).

So why, in the name of heaven, would he gas his own people?!? Cui Bono?!? Who benefits?!?

He would not benefit; ISIS, however, would benefit greatly, if there was a false flag it engineered to make it appear that this had been the work of the Syrian government.

And of course, Israel indirectly benefits, because regime changing Damascus is a "step on the road" to regime changing Tehran, which is a big, huge Israeli geopolitical objective.

Apr 09 07:56

The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria

In every type of government, nothing unites people behind the leader more quickly, reflexively or reliably than war.

Apr 09 07:29

They Always Wanted Trump -

(*Sooner Or Later This Conversation Had To Come Around )

Apr 09 07:22

Watch: Police Clash With Anti-War Protesters, Viciously Assault Peaceful Vet

As evidenced by video, Crooms was taken down forcefully by police and apparently knocked unconscious. A senior citizen attempted to pull off the officer who was beating Crooms, but the lawman turned an punched the elderly man six times in the face before choking him.

Apr 08 20:51

.01% rogue state empire war and poverty-murders 20,000 to 30,000 every day in OBVIOUS Crimes Against Humanity. 2-minute video to see 20,000 human deaths; total since 1997 of more than all wars/violence in human history: are you demanding .01% arrests?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

murder;
extermination;
enslavement;…
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
– International Criminal Court (ICC)

The more understood .01% “Big Lie” crime is lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, while the more deadly is ongoing and intentional crushing poverty orchestrated by “former” colonial and so-called “developed” nations. With greater detail here:

Apr 08 18:20

FLASHBACK: George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

Apr 08 17:40

Alternative media writers: invitation to demand lawful arrests of .01% rogue state ‘leaders’ annually killing millions, harming billions, looting trillions. How is ongoing lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression REQUIRING arrests not part of your narrative

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Intellectual integrity and moral courage we ask of high school graduates require US .01% arrests for ongoing lie-started Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression. Alternative media writers on politics, economics, and corporate media reporting are relatively free to state Emperor’s New Clothes OBVIOUS facts of “official” lies of omission and commission that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.

With President Trump joining US War Criminals with armed attacks (here, here), will those writers “hoping for change” from a “kinder, gentler” .01% parasitic and psychopathic oligarch now state the most important facts?

Look into the future. If humanity is to win on behalf of all Earth’s dominated inhabitants, this is the most likely outline:

Unleashed technology and Truth solve all technical problems, but only after:

Apr 08 17:10

12-minute video: We Are Change Luke Rudkowski walks us through all President Trump’s lies to unlawfully attack Syria. Trump’s choice is to join War Criminals rather than ‘drain the swamp.’ ‘We the People’s’ choice is to demand .01% arrests

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

We Are Change Luke Rudkowski investing time and expertise to walk us through President Trump’s statement of why the US bombed Syria (12 minutes):

Trump joins War Criminals

Rather than “drain the swamp” and focus US resources on US upgrades, Trump violates war law from two US treaties that armed attack is only lawful if, and only if, the US is under attack by another nation’s government. Context and content:

The US is a literal rogue state empire led by neocolonial looting liars. The history is uncontested and taught to anyone taking comprehensive courses. If anyone has any refutations of this professional academic factual claim for any of this easy-to-read and documented content, please provide it. Rogue state empire is the most accurate term to describe the US for the following reasons:

Apr 08 12:08

Intercepted Podcast: Could Trump Start World War III?

Donald Trump has not started any new wars — yet. But his administration is pouring gasoline on several initiated by his predecessors. This week on Intercepted: There are U.S. boots on the ground in Syria — now including conventional military forces — and more are reportedly on the way. Trump has eased restrictions on the killing of civilians and is pummeling Yemen with drone strikes. Combined with the presence of radical ideologues in the White House and the involvement of the powerful militaries of Iran and Russia in the same battlespaces as the U.S., Trump could take the world to the brink of the unthinkable.

Exactly what the Satanic oligarchy, hoping to conceal their massive crimes against humanity want: a New World Order (Israel/bankers/China) from the irradiated ashes that destroys not only Russia, but the United states as well.

Apr 08 10:34

British Foreign Secretary Cancels Moscow Trip; Russia Responds "No Big Loss"

Johnson had planned to travel to Russia Monday on a trip intended to start fresh dialogue with the Russian government (which would have been the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in more than five years), but following this week's actions he said in a statement.

"Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally,"

"We deplore Russia's continued defence of the Assad regime even after the chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,"

"We call on Russia to do everything possible to bring about a political settlement in Syria and work with the rest of the international community to ensure that the shocking events of the last week are never repeated."

"My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run-up to the G7 meeting on 10-11 April - to build coordinated international support for a ceasefire on the ground and an intensified political process."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These moves do NOT augur well for peace in Syria.

Apr 08 09:52

North Korea Condemns America's "Unforgivable Acts Of Aggression"

In an ironic twist given that many consider Trump's actions a symbolic show of strength to China's Xi, Reuters reports that North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were "an unforgivable act of aggression" that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all those who said that the US strike in Syria would send the "right message" to North Korea: WRONG!!!!

Apr 08 09:49

Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Empire?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to revisit something I wrote back in January.

From the post, Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch:

We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t. We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

Apr 08 09:47

It was an Aircraft Salvage yard,not an active combat airbase!

The US bombed a Syrian Airforce salvage yard.Most of the planes they hit were decommissioned hulks being stripped for parts and then the airframes are chopped up for aluminum scrap.
This was a farce that is in the process of destroying Trump. They got some old Mig-23's that are 40+years old and that was about it.

Apr 08 09:46

Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are calling on demonstrators to flood the streets of Caracas on Saturday as part of a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam.

Past demonstrations were sometimes planned weeks in advance to guarantee high turnout. But now the almost-daily churn of events in what's being called the "ongoing coup" — the government's alleged moves to accumulate more power — has energized and united the normally fractious opposition leading up to Saturday's march.

Authorities on Friday barred former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles from seeking office for 15 years for administrative irregularities as governor of Miranda state, a move decried by his supporters and foreign governments as another step toward dictatorship. It followed last week's decision by the Supreme Court to gut the opposition-controlled legislature of its last vestiges of power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real question is, how much longer will the Venezuelan military continue to stand with the current government?!?

Because if there is a shift by the military against it, Maduro is gone.

Apr 08 09:40

A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World

After President Bashar al-Assad of Syria once again attacked his own citizens with poison gas, the civilized world recoiled in horror at images of children writhing in pain and suffocating to death. President Trump voiced this justified outrage at a news conference on Wednesday, and the next day he took swift, decisive action against the outlaw Assad regime. But these strikes did more than simply punish Mr. Assad and deter future attacks; they have gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world.

It’s hard to overstate just how low the standing of the United States had fallen because of President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his own “red line” against Mr. Assad’s use of chemical weapons in 2013. I was one of the few Republican members of Congress who supported strikes against Syria then. Because of that, I’ve heard from dozens of world leaders expressing their doubts about the security commitments of the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Senator Cotton, a word please.

Americans, and the world, understand that this was a false flag operation, engineered to evoke horror and rage, so that the bombs could be immediately dropped, before there was a thorough investigation.

And sir, have you had a rather "convenient" episode of SMD (selective memory disorder), which caused you to forget that in 2013, the US gave Syrian rebels poison gas, in order to create an attack against the Syrian people to be blamed on Al-Assad's government, as the excuse for regime change?!?

2013: U.S. 'BACKED PLAN TO LAUNCH CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON SYRIA AND BLAME IT ON ASSAD'S REGIME'

These strikes have not "...gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world."

In fact, these strikes have telegraphed to the world the absolute lack of restraint which characterises this administration, and shown that in the most foaming at the mouth, mad-dog, logic-free manner, the US government will strike anyone, anywhere, just because it can, even when it is punishing the absolutely wrong people.

The tensions with Russia are escalating by the millisecond over this, and may lead to US/Russian military conflict, and most probably sooner rather than later. How, in the name of heaven does this "restore our credibility in the world." ?!? The short answer is, it cannot.

And to all countries which are/have been thinking about developing nuclear weapons; this strike will instill the sure and certain knowledge that unless they have these weapons as a deterrent, the US will attack them as well.

Look for countries like Saudi Arabia to be looking to buy/build a bomb, and the government of Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation will oblige.

​S. Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan – report

Can you say "destabilisation", Senator Cotton?!?

I knew you could!!

Apr 08 09:14

Syria: New U.S. Airstrike Support “Request Scheme” For Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda and its sidekick Ahra al-Sham welcomed the U.S. strikes and Abu Ivanka al Amriki on their side. The theocratic dictatorship of Saudi Arabia offered its full support as did its British creators.

The U.S. airstrike delivers a message to al-Qaeda. Whenever under military pressure al-Qaeda can now stage or fake a “chemical attack” and the U.S. will act to destroy its enemy, the Syrian government. Acts as the one last night are then direct military support by the U.S. on al-Qaeda’s request.

Trump is the third U.S. president in a row who promised less belligerence during his campaign only to deliver more after the election. The “democratic” veil of the U.S. oligarchic rule thus rips further apart.

Apr 08 09:08

False Flags and the Trump Administration: Expect an Erratic Flip-Flop Foreign Policy, a Return to Gunboat Diplomacy and More Illegal Wars of Aggression

International law is being more and more discarded in favor of international anarchy

It is a sad fact that in totalitarian states, but also in our so-called democracies, it seems that wars of aggression are now based and sold with official lies and fraudulent fabrications in order to fool the people. Warmongers in government know that people do not like wars, especially illegal wars of aggression, against countries that have not attacked them. That is why their first choice is to attempt to drag the people along with lies and false pretexts for war, and by dehumanizing any potential enemy through crude propaganda.

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What we have in the United States is an illusion of living in a democratic republic.

Oh yes, we have elections; but these Kabuki-like processes only give us candidates which the American Deep State has vetted, and are very certain to do its will, once elected.

So ultimately, the American people have utterly no choice over their own destiny; and if the deep state is annoyed with a President, or Presidential Candidate, that person can be assassinated, sometimes very publicly, as was the case with the Kennedy brothers, and no one dares point a finger at the real culprits.

Apr 08 09:00

Syria: Trump May Just have Started World War III

People stand up and become disabler of the empire!

Syria is a mere square on this murderous chess board, as was Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, and many more to come. The purpose is not ‘winning a war’ – that would be too simple. The purpose is creating and leaving behind chaos, eternal chaos. In the case of Syria a balkanization of the country, what Clinton did to Yugoslavia. The old ‘divide to conquer’ – it still works after hundreds of years. People are still blinded to these oldest and most rudimentary of war strategies. They still fall for it; don’t notice; swallow the lies.

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I frankly don't think the worst is over here; if President Trump does order another strike against Syria, Russia may very well counter militarily.

Their "line in the sand" here is that Al-Assad must be allowed to stay; anything that counters that scenario will be most likely me with extreme prejudice.

Apr 08 08:50

It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?

The pressures on anyone communicating with western media from such places can only be imagined.

And then there is this simple point. Why would the Syrian government use gas at this stage in a war it has recently begun to win with conventional munitions? You don’t have to believe that the Assad state is saintly to ask this question, and I don’t believe that. Please see http://dailym.ai/2h1XZAv Carla del Ponte, for the UN, has in the past accused the *rebels* of gas use http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN...

Wicked and brutal they may well be, but they would have to be stupid and possibly mad to do such a thing, just as an important conference convenes in Brussels https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/news_corner/news/brusse... to discuss the future of Syria.

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Welcome to our world, Peter Hitchens!!

Apr 08 08:44

US Insists Russia Responsible for Syria Gas Attack

With Russia complaining that the US launched an illegal attack against Syria on Thursday night, based on unproven allegations of them launching a gas attack against northwestern Idlib Province earlier in the week, US officials have shifted to trying to blame Russia for the incident.

The Pentagon has announced that they are carrying out an investigation into the putative gas attack, saying that they want to see if Russian warplanes “took part” in the attack. Russia has insisted that no such gas attack took place to begin with, and that a Syrian conventional strike hit a rebel warehouse full of chemicals.

US officials don’t seem to be too worried about anyone proving anything, however, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisting in comments today that Russia “bears responsibility” for the attack because they played such a major role in the 2013 chemical disarmament on Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, folks, it's official; in even making this accusation that Russia was somehow complicit in this gas attack, the US government has just jumped the shark, indulging in this desperation on the cusp of madness through which to "justify" this rash, unjustified, stupid attack against Syria.

Apr 08 08:40

Lacking Clear Syria Plan, US Threatens More Strikes

Last night, the United States attacked Syria, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base in a move that marked a dramatic reverse in Trump Administration policy toward Syria. What that policy actually is, however, is totally unclear.

Reporters unsurprisingly had a lot of questions, and the White House, also unsurprisingly, had no answers, dodging all questions about the goals of the new US intervention in Syria, and what the overall strategy or even next steps either militarily or diplomatically is.

All the White House would say is that the US attacks were “very decisive,” even if they aren’t all that clear what decision they even made. Beyond that, administration officials were talking up the idea that the US might launch more attacks in the near future.

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It is painfully apparent to me, that this administration has no clue, and no cohesive plan, about moving their Syria policy forward.

And the question which would keep me awake at night is, if there are more attacks, just what, precisely, will Russia do to counter them?!?

Russia's Putin is the master of geopolitical restraint, but I am afraid that there will be a point of no return for him, and that we will be looking at war with Russia over Syria.

Just because a tactic is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong and stupid thing the US government could do, unfortunately, is no guarantee that it will not do it.

Apr 08 08:32

Russian Defense Ministry to suspend communications hotline with Pentagon as of April 8More:http://tass.com/defense/940208

Russian Defense Ministry suspends as of April 8 the operations of a communications hotline with the Pentagon, which the two sides established in line with a memorandum of understanding on prevention of incidents and ensuring of flight safety in Syrian airspace, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, the Defense Ministry's official spokesman told reporters on Friday.
"About an hour ago, the US military attache in Moscow was summoned to the Defense Ministry to get an official note, which said the Russian side was suspending as of 00:00 hours on April 8 the observance of its obligations under the memorandum of understanding on prevention of incidents and ensuring of flight safety in the course of operation in the Syrian Arab Republic," he said.

Gen. Konashenkov refuted US media reports claiming Russia had decided to keep the hotline open.

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This cessation of the communications hot line is going to nearly guarantee military confrontation between the US and Russia over Syria.

When I saw/heard the US bombing raids over the Syrian airbase, it was almost as though I was hearing the opening salvos to World War 3.

Apr 08 08:27

Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea

The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.

The White House hopes the Chinese will do more to influence Pyongyang through diplomacy and enhanced sanctions. But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter U.S. policy.

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PLEASE, someone out there, tell me that this is a belated, and very bad, April Fool's joke; this is the bloody best the NSC can come up with, American nukes in South Korea, or a decap strike against Kim Jung Un?!?

Would someone please remind these people that China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact

The Sino-North Korean Mutual and and Cooperation Friendship Treaty

and any attack against North Korea will be construed by China as an attack against it?!?

What should be going on here, is a massive attempt to get China, North and South Korea and the US back to the negotiating table, and creating a legitimate peace treaty with which to replace the existing armistice, with the quid pro quo being North Korea's stopping of all of its nuclear weapons programs, and submitting their sites to international inspections, as Iran does with the IAEA.

Of course, such a suggestion is .....completely logical, and therefore has most probably already been thrown out of the pile of possibilities the NSC is presenting President Trump on North Korea.

Apr 08 08:14

Cable News Praises Trump On Syria, Because Bombing Stuff Is ‘Presidential’

President Donald Trump announced the first serious military intervention of his young presidency on Thursday evening, a strike on a Syrian air base launched in retaliation for a horrific chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

The strike was largely symbolic, and some critics of the move saw it as little more than a slap on the wrist for Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the U.S. has accused of orchestrating the chemical attack. And while it raised a number of questions about a possible retaliation, civilian casualties, legality, and just how comprehensive the military strategy was, there was one constituency that, by and large, approved.

On cable news, Trump’s decision to take action was nothing short of heroic.

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said Friday morning that “Donald Trump became President of the United States” the moment the bombs started dropping.

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One of the greatest qualities in a true, national leader is restraint; what President Trump demonstrated, with this bombing run against a Syrian air base on Thursday, is that he is pathologically incapable of exercising this trait, and is now perceived by the world as an orange-haired orangutan, ordering the flinging the destructive, high-tech equivalent of poo.

And that statement by CNN's Zakaria demonstrates, in a profoundly painful way, how deeply the corporate presstitutes are faithfully in bed American Deep State.

This bombing, when there was absolutely no logical reason for Al-Assad to have ordered this chemical attack, was massively ill-advised, and has greatly complicated the relationship between Russia and the United States, and may lead to a military confrontation past the point of no return.

The reality is that the CIA gave the jihadists poison gas, and showed them how to use it in 2013, wanting to frame the Al-Assad government for the attack in order to justify an invasion of Syria>
2013: U.S. 'BACKED PLAN TO LAUNCH CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON SYRIA AND BLAME IT ON ASSAD'S REGIME'

The bottom line, historically, is that the American government lies to create an agenda to justify it doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants to it, and such agenda frequently has absolutely no basis in reality.

Apr 08 07:55

MICHAEL SAVAGE TURNS ON TRUMP, SAYS SYRIAN GAS ATTACK WAS FALSE FLAG OPERATION

Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, who fervently supported Trump during the Presidential campaign, soured on him today. Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin.

Backing up his claim that the attack did not contain sarin, Savage made reference to photos showing first responders attending to bodies without gloves or protective gear. Had sarin been used in the attack, all of those men in white helmets would be dead.

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Welcome to our world, Michael Savage, and the deep sense of betrayal Michael and I feel by this rash, unwarranted, knee-jerk act by President Trump; the world has become a far more dangerous place because of this action, and I shudder to think what will happen if there is a direct confrontation between the US and Russian military over Syria.

Apr 08 07:51

US CREDIT CARD DEBT RISES ABOVE $1 TRILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE

Unlike last month's unexpectedly week consumer credit report, which saw a plunge in revolving, or credit card, debt moments ago the Fed, in its latest G.19 release, announced that there were few surprises in the February report: Total revolving credit rose by $2.9 billion, undoing last month's $2.6 billion drop - the biggest since 2012 - while non-revolving credit increased by $12.3 billion, for a total increase in February consumer credit of $15.2 billion, roughly in line with the $15 billion expected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there was ever a time to get your credit card debt under control, that time is now.

Yellen has announced that she is looking at more increases in the Fed's lending rates, which will absolutely affect your interest on your credit card.

Apr 08 07:18

US President (fill in name) bombed (fill in country) because (fill in lie). Had enough lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression to demand .01% arrests, or need even more destruction, death, looting?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The context of US armed attack on Syria is the latest crime du jour of a .01% rogue state empire annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. This article will focus on that context, with an obvious conclusion that all of us with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, must take two actions:

1. Refuse all orders of armed attacks because there are no lawful orders for unlawful war.
2. Demand US .01% arrests for ongoing lie-started and Orwellian-unlawful Wars of Aggression.
US .01% illegal War of Aggression on Syria

Apr 07 23:50

Government Killing of Civilians by Gas

One point that needs to be made, but rarely if ever mentioned, is that in the supposed rationale for US attack on Syria to avenge/prevent claimed civilian deaths by government gas attacks, the US government itself has used similar weapons openly as recently as the FBI/ATF attack on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco Texas in the spring of 1993.

76 men, women and children died in this senseless military style assault which used highly lethal military CS gas as a primary weapon. CS is not a nerve agent and it doesn’t in normal concentrations cause immediate death. But it is highly flammable, persistent and designed to incapacitate targets by causing massive biological reactions including inability to breathe, massive tearing in the eyes, nose bleeds, etc.

Apr 07 22:42

45 times Trump said attacking Syria was a bad idea and might start World War III

President Donald Trump's administration ordered a missile attack on the Syrian government's al-Shayrat airbase near Homs on Thursday evening, taking a rapid about-face on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to a military conclusion in the wake of a chemical attack which killed scores and left hundreds injured.

But Trump has repeatedly spoken out against attacking the Syrian government, suggesting U.S. involvement in the conflict could make a bad problem worse and possibly lead to a global war.

In October, Trump blasted then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's position on Syria — that the U.S. military should take out al-Assad's airfields, the exact type of strike Trumphe ordered Thursday — by saying attacking a Russian-backed government could start World War III.

Apr 07 19:41

Only 23 out of 59 US missiles hit target, damage is "laughable" - Syrian officer

This is a joke. The USN hit a salvage and repair yard. Maybe the US Military isn't behind Trump!

A military source from the Syrian Arab Republic has disclosed the details of the consequences of the US’ missile strike on Syria’s Sharat airfield:

"The Shayrat airfield has for six months already been used by the Syrian Army as a ‘dump’ where the Syrian Arab Republic’s armed forces' old and already decommissioned military equipment waits before being sent to scrap or dismantling for old parts.
According to experts, the total damage of the missile strike was no more than 3-5 million US dollars. At the same time, by using not so tricky math, it is clear that for recycling such old Syrian equipment the US Army lost around 90 million US dollars.

Apr 07 17:26

Regime Change In The White House?

Apr 07 15:07

No UK single market access WITHOUT accepting EU court, MEP says ahead of Brexit talks

IF THE UK wants to have access to the single market after Brexit it will have to accept the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, a Polish MEP has claimed.

Apr 07 13:32

Peter Thiel Is Now the Bilderberg Group's Most Prominent Member

The long-standing relationship between President-elect Donald Trump and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel was solidified during a meeting of Silicon Valley brass and right-wing political insurgents with an awkward, finger-clutching handshake. Thiel, who had stumped for and donated to Trump’s campaign, was seated at Trump’s left hand during a summit designed to cut through some of the tensions between the leaders of America’s most powerful technology businesses and the future head of the federal government. Thiel, who’s public support of Trump got him namechecked in a number of Palo Alto shoegaze thinkpieces during the campaign, is considered by his political opponents to be the very model of a modern techno-fascist. The fact that he is openly a member of the Bilderberg Group, which is commonly conflated with the supposed “New World Order,” may amplify concerns as he become a critical part of President Trump’s inner circle.

Apr 07 13:30

Who Towers Behind Trump?

An inquiry into the background of flamboyant American entrepreneur Donald J. Trump provides some surprising insights into Trump’s path to power and influence, for the fact is that Trump’s rise to stardom came as a direct consequence of his having functioned as hardly more than a colorful front man for some very wealthy behind-the-scenes sponsors.

Everyone knows, of course, about Trump’s gambling operations and of the wide-ranging links of the gambling industry to organized crime. But the story is much bigger than that. In his own memoir, The Art of the Deal, Trump proudly described how in 1987 he bought his first casino interests when he purchased 93% of the voting stock in the Resorts International gambling concern.

Apr 07 13:11

US cyber attack shuts down Al-Masdar News for five hours

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:45 P.M.) – On Friday afternoon, Al-Masdar News experienced its biggest hacker attack ever, leaving the website inaccessible to its readers for five hours.

Incidentally, the DDOS attack took place hours after it was revealed that ISIS launched an offensive shortly after US missiles struck Shayrat Airbase, grounding its airplanes at the Homs airfield.

The IT department said the massive DDOS attack could be traced exclusively back to the United States although it could not determine who was responsible for the hacking.

Apr 07 12:32

US Missile Strikes in Syria Cross Russian 'Red Lines'. How Will Putin Respond?

Putin has a cool mind and we may anticipate that the Russian response will come at a time of his choosing and in a manner that is appropriate to the seriousness of the U.S. offense

My days as apologist for Donald Trump’s backsliding on his electoral campaign promise of a new direction in foreign policy are over.

From being the solution, he has become an integral part of the problem. And with his bigger than life ego, petulance and stubbornness, Commander-in-Chief Trump is potentially a greater threat to world peace than the weak-willed Barack Obama whom he replaced.

Apr 07 09:59

Russia suspends flight safety memorandum over Syria after US missile strike – Foreign Ministry

Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.

“Without bothering to investigate anything, the US went forward with a demonstration of force, a military confrontation with a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads.

Apr 07 09:18

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

The Western media refutes their own lies.
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, April 07, 2017
N
ot only do they confirm that the Pentagon has been training the terrorists in the use of chemical weapons, they also acknowledge the existence of a not so secret “US-backed plan to launch a chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime”

London’s Daily Mail in a 2013 article confirmed the existence of an Anglo-American project endorsed by the White House (with the assistance of Qatar) to wage a chemical weapons attack on Syria and place the blame of Bashar Al Assad.

Apr 07 08:35

BEXALERT!: Initial reports indicate Syrian airbase 'almost completely destroyed' after US strike

37 Missiles missed entirely. The 23 that did hit took out 6 old Mig-23's.From the drone footage it looks like at leats half of those landed in the grass at the edge of the runway. The US military as usual lies.

The Syrian airfield targeted by United States airstrikes early Friday was “almost completely destroyed,” a human rights group in the country said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missile attack damaged over a dozen hangars, a fuel depot and an air defense base. About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways.

Apr 07 08:31

Ben Carson just audited Obama's HUD and found $520 billion in accounting errors and fraud.

Dr. Carson dug into the agencies records in a sweeping audit wherein he found substantial bookkeeping “errors”, which only prove either the incompetence or the corrupt nature of the previous administration

Apr 07 08:17

Exclusive–Sen. Ron Johnson: ‘What We Do Know About Susan Rice Is You Can’t Believe What She Says’

The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee told Breitbart News that he is very concerned about allegations that Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, abused her access to intelligence reports that included incidental collection of information about associates of President Donald Trump.

Apr 07 08:15

Unhinged intel

It’s being called bigger than Watergate – much bigger. While Democrats and the corporate media chase Russian phantoms, there is mounting evidence the Obama administration did spy on Donald Trump and his team. Is the intelligence community unhinged and out of control?

Apr 06 18:02

“Beyond A Red Line”: Trump May Be Fighting Several Disastrous Wars Simultaneously

Rumors of war are percolating in Washington D.C., and if the Trump administration is not extremely careful it may find itself fighting several disastrous wars simultaneously. Just one day after threatening North Korea with war, Donald Trump has committed to taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. Trump is blaming the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday on the Syrian government, and he is pledging that the United States will not just sit by and do nothing in response. Unfortunately for all of us, military contingents from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are mixed in among the Syrian forces, and so any strike on the Syrian military could potentially spark World War 3.

In this article, I am going to share with you several quotes from President Trump and members of his team over the past couple of days, and if you read them carefully you will see that Trump has clearly painted himself into a corner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war against China over North Korea, coupled with a war with Russia over Syria, are two fatal military mistakes I am concerned President Trump is about to make.

And I would strongly, honestly advise him to NOT drink the Koolaid on either issue. Rash decisions in either case could well leave millions of Americans killed or wounded.

At this moment, President Trump appears to be signing checks our military cannot cash, because they don't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a war with either country, let alone both countries.

Apr 06 17:37

Trump Weighs Military "Saturation Strike" In Syria, Resulting In Russian Deaths

The Pentagon has briefed President Trump on various military options the US can conduct in response to the poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official told Reuters.

Options include things like implementing a "no fly zone" or grounding aircraft used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, an official quoted by Reuters said.

Another option also includes the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles to overwhelm Russian air defense systems used by the Syrian military. The official did not comment on how likely military action might be which, if any, options might be recommended by the Pentagon. According to the Intercept, this would be a “saturation strike” using dozens of cruise missiles designed to hit Syrian military targets —including military air fields — in an effort to limit future Syrian Air Force attacks on rebel positions, according to the two U.S. military officials.

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Will someone please tell me that this a very bad, belated April Food's joke, and that President Trump is not seriously considering doing this?!?

This kind of bombing of Syria, creating Russian casualties, will most likely get the Russians to declare war on the US, and we're off and running toward a military conflict the US government most likely cannot win, given the state of the US military's weapons; its troop strength; its money; and its manufacturing.

and also at zerohedge.com, we have the following, deeply disturbing headline:

There is chatter of US airstrikes as soon as tonight, and Pentagon journalists are being told to stay at the Pentagon for further information tonight

Apr 06 16:51

Evidence Calls Western Narrative About Syrian Chemical Attack Into Question

On April 3rd, 2017, an anti-Assad journalist tweeted that the next day he would be launching a media campaign to cover airstrikes on the Hama countryside, including the use of chemical weapons. It is not clear how the reporter was able to know that chemical weapons would be used an entire day before the attacks occurred.

Observers further noted that on April 1st, 2017, a doctor on the ground in Khan Sheikhoun, Dr. Shajul Islam, had received several shipments of gas masks in the days running up to the chemical incident. The revelations on Twitter fueled speculation that opposition figures were aware of the chemical attack days before it actually happened, contesting the narrative that the Syrian government was responsible.

Apr 06 15:59

Stupid is as Stupid Does

If you prefer fake news, fake data, and a fake narrative about an improving economy and stock market headed to 30,000 don’t read this fact based, reality check article. The level of stupidity engulfing the country has reached epic proportions, as the mainstream fake news networks flog bullshit Russian conspiracy stories, knowing at least 50% of the non-thinking iGadget distracted public believes anything they hear on the boob tube.

Apr 06 15:55

Chickenhawks on Parade

I fancy a phalanx of hoplites with Warner, Cardin, Schiff, Wolfowitz, Cheney and Libby arrayed on the front line in their fine armor manufactured by Halliburton. That way they could have all the war they want and experience it first-hand. I doubt they would last very long as they are both moral and physical cowards, but given that reality, they just might think a bit harder about promoting the type of fearmongering that will only end by sending the children of other Americans off to war.I fancy a phalanx of hoplites with Warner, Cardin, Schiff, Wolfowitz, Cheney and Libby arrayed on the front line in their fine armor manufactured by Halliburton. That way they could have all the war they want and experience it first-hand. I doubt they would last very long as they are both moral and physical cowards, but given that reality, they just might think a bit harder about promoting the type of fearmongering that will only end by sending the children of other Americans off to war.

Apr 06 15:54

Musings By America’s Graveside

Brother Nathanael seems a little testy these days. But who isn't!

By Brother Nathanael
* Haley is an imbecile.
* Trump cannot be trusted, his word is full of worms.
* Trump is a tinderbox, a dangerous demagogue.
* There is not an ounce of integrity running through Trump’s veins.
* Jared Kushner has his day in the sun with Trump. But every dog has his day and pisses on the hydrant. America is that hydrant.
* Bannon wrote many of Trump’s campaign ‘anti-NWO’ speeches. Trump never believed a word of it.
* Tillerson is a weakling. He caved to big business to allow homos to wreck the last remaining wholesome institution in America, the Boy Scouts of America.
* Mattis and McMasters are both war criminals yet run the Jew-enabled war machine wreaking havoc all over the world.
* Mattis has the eyes of a zombie. He’s a metaphor of the hollowing out of Jewmerica, a country with one foot and three toes in the grave.
* Jewmerica is the most hated country across the board.

Apr 06 15:29

The Obama Spyathon — A Hole in the Constitution

How much longer will Americans permit the government to pull the wool over our eyes? Whatever happened to the constitutional right to privacy? Does the Constitution — which requires a showing of some evidence of wrongdoing to a judge before the government may intercept any communications — still mean what it says?

Apr 06 15:20

The Hunger Games - "Hope" Clip

Apr 06 15:12

Delta Airlines Goes Dumbass on Passengers’ Guns

Delta says that under the new protocols, luggage containing firearms will be identified with a special tag indicating that it should not be placed on the regular baggage carousel for passenger pickup, but rather be hand-delivered to the airline's baggage office, where it will be zip-tied shut and only released to its owner after an ID check. In theory, this doesn't seem unreasonable, but practical application often fails to track with theory.

Apr 06 14:52

Are autistic individuals the best workers around?

By Ronald Alsop
7 January 2016

Frustrated by young employees who spend more time texting than doing their jobs? Want to find an employee who gets immersed in their work and pays close attention to details?

Then you might want to follow the lead of other businesses that have begun to actively recruit autistic employees. "They're loyal and diligent and are a lower turnover risk," said Tim Weiler, director, Eastern division, sales effectiveness and rewards, at Towers Watson, a human-resources consulting firm.

(Vaccines, the gift that keeps on giving!)

Apr 06 14:32

Canada-EU "Trade Deal" Contains a Gift for the Rothschilds

Ostensibly a trade deal, Bill C-30 will forever prevents the Bank of Canada from creating debt free currency.

Apr 06 12:45

Syria: The Toxic Meltdown

“These heinous acts by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” Thus spoke the President of the United States.

Instant translation; Donald Trump – and/or the alphabet soup of US intelligence agencies, with no detailed investigation – are convinced that the Russian Ministry of Defense is simply lying.

Apr 06 12:01

Michelle Obama 2020?

Michelle Obama 2020? Rumours swirl as former FLOTUS plots comeback

Apr 06 11:17

Google, YouTube waging “demonetization” WAR on alternative media to bankrupt independent journalism

SGT Report, along with many other independent media outlets, is now asking for Patreon donations as Google / YouTube demonetizes their videos, forcing them to look for alternative sources of operating revenue. But here’s the thing: SGT Report isn’t a Jiahid recruitment hub. They don’t promote terrorism. They simply have an independent point of view on politics and current events. For this reason alone, Google has demonetized them by labeling their videos “extreme.”

Google labels independent media “extremist” by conflating critical thinking with Jihadi terror

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