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Apr 20 12:00

NEW EVIDENCE IN DUMA! Chemical substance hexamine discovered in the laboratory of the terrorists

The Russian army found in the Syrian Duma another evidence that Nusra fronts produce chemical weapons, the expert on Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Unit Colonel Alexander Rodionov told journalists on Friday

- A large quantity of substance hexamine was found during search of a chemical laboratory of terrorists, which is another proof that the terrorists produced chemical weapons - said Rodionov.

He added that this substance is used for the production of explosives, but also for the production of war poisonous substances such as sarin.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced that the withdrawal of fighters from the Duma was fully completed on April 13. The city has left 21,000 fighters and members of their families. The Duma went under the control of the Syrian government.

Apr 20 08:42

Putin & Trump will not allow armed confrontation between Russia, US – Lavrov

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will absolutely not allow armed confrontation between Russia and the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RIA Novosti in an interview.

“Speaking about risks of a military confrontation, I am 100 percent sure that [both the US and Russian] militaries won’t allow this, and of course neither will President [Vladimir] Putin or President [Donald] Trump,” Lavrov said.

“After all they are leaders, elected by their people and are responsible for their peace,” the Russian foreign minister added.

Apr 20 08:34

‘Don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal!’ 300 European parliamentarians pen letter to US Congress

Three hundred parliamentarians from Britain, France and Germany have called on the US Congress not to let President Trump abandon the Iran deal, warning it would undermine the very concept of diplomacy and any future negotiations.
The letter, written by British MP Richard Bacon and his German and French counterparts, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O, was published in the Guardian on Thursday. In it, they argue that the deal has been the only effective control of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and has helped prevent an arms race and a potentially devastating conflict in the Middle East.

“We were able to impose unprecedented scrutiny on the Iranian nuclear programme, dismantle most of their nuclear enrichment facilities, and drastically reduce the danger of a nuclear arms race,” they wrote.

Apr 19 12:47

BREAKING: Syrian Troops Find Chemical Weapons Made In Salisbury

Syrian government troops have found chlorine bombs of western production, said spokeswoman for Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“In the liberated territories of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian government troops have found containers with chlorine – the most terrible type of chemical weapons – the containers are from Germany, as well as smoke flasks from – attention! – Salisbury,” she said at a briefing in Moscow. The Porton Down laboratory is located not far from the city of Salisbury in Great Britain, whereby an alleged poisoning of the Skripals took place last month.

Apr 19 12:44

Chemical Laboratory Warehouse of Militants Discovered in Douma

On April 17, Russian troops uncovered a lab in Douma, which, according to chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov, could have been used by terrorist groups for the production of chemical weapons.

"The substances discovered, such as thiodiglycol and diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas. In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to that used by militants to set up the widely spread fake story, was found in the warehouse. It can be concluded that this laboratory was used by illegal armed groups for the production of poisonous substances," Rodionov said.

Apr 19 11:29

Army Finds Traces of White Helmets, Saudis in Terrorists' Chemical Sites in Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian Army troops have found uniforms of members of the White Helmets Organization and several license plates registered in Saudi Arabia in terrorists' chemical workshops in Eastern Ghouta region, media reports disclosed on Wednesday.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik reported that the army men have discovered the White Helmets' uniforms and gas-protected masks in terrorists' chemical bomb-making laboratories in Eastern Ghouta.

Also, an army unit that was carrying out mop-up operation in Douma found a large volume of chemicals and several Saudi-registered license plates.

A military source said that the army is now in possession of reliable evidence to prove the accusations by the western states that the army has conducted a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta were sheer lies.

Apr 19 10:38

UN SECURITY TEAM BLOCKS CHEMICAL INSPECTORS FROM ENTERING DOUMA

The UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) continues to prevent chemical inspectors from entering Douma for their investigation, citing safety concerns. They have offered no timetable for when the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors will be allowed in.

The OPCW inspectors did not visit Monday, and there were a lot of allegations exchanged as to why. Though British officials blamed Russia for the delay, it is now clear that the UNDSS is driving the scheduling.

The UNDSS team visited two sites in Douma, but fled both times. In the first case, they claimed there was a large crowd there, and they were concerned about safety. At the second site there was a report of an explosion nearby, and claimed to have come under small arms fire by some unknown faction. No UN workers were injured, though one Syrian was said to have sustained light injuries working in a security capacity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; just what is it that the UN does not want the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons finding?!?

This continued obstruction has the US government's fingerprints all over it.

Apr 19 10:29

IRAQ CARRIES OUT AIR STRIKES ON DAESH SITES IN SYRIA

Iraq today carried out air strikes on Daesh positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats across the border.

Iraqi F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria to carry out the strikes after coordination with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

“Carrying out air strikes on Daesh gangs in Syrian territories is because of the dangers posed by said gangs to Iraqi territories and is proof of the improved capabilities of our armed forces,” the Iraqi military said in a statement.

Earlier this month, Al-Abadi had said Iraq would “take all necessary measures if they threaten the security of Iraq”, referring to the jihadist militants who just three years ago overran a third of Iraq.

Apr 19 08:59

NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country.

In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly known-about.

He said that the US is reportedly stockpiling its nuclear arms in Araxos Air Base, has deployed drones to Larisa air field and keeps helicopters in Alexandroupoli. In addition to the joint US-NATO Souda Bay Naval Base in Crete, the alliance’s troops are also stationed in the east of the Aegean Sea under the pretext of countering a refugee influx, the politician claims.

Apr 19 08:15

Containers with chlorine from Germany, smoke bombs from UK's Salisbury found in E. Ghouta – Moscow

Containers with chlorine from Germany and smoke grenades produced in Salisbury, UK were found in the liberated territories of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has stated.

“In the liberated areas of Eastern Ghouta, Syrian government troops have found containers with chlorine – the most horrible kind of chemical weapons – from Germany, and also smoke grenades produced – please pay attention [to this] – in the city of Salisbury, the UK,” Zakharova told a news conference in Moscow on Thursday.

The findings undermine "the faith in humaneness” of some states’ leadership, who “give such orders and make such decisions," Zakharova added.

Apr 19 01:33

Should We Bomb Israel For Using Chemical Weapons?

(*or should we attempt to show the same level of tolerance, and restraint we demonstrate towards Israel , everywhere else on Earth , like my grammer school teachers taught us we do , back when America was great ?)

Apr 18 11:26

Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack Reveals $70 Million Pentagon Program at Porton Down

The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury. The secretive biological and chemical research facility is located just 13 km from where on 4th March former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a bench following an alleged Novichok nerve agent poisoning.

Apr 18 09:46

PINK FLOYD FRONTMAN STOPS CONCERT TO EXPLAIN FALSE FLAG CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA

During a solo concert this week in Barcelona, Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters took a moment to address the audience about the recent bombing of Syria. Waters said he was approached by someone before the concert who wanted to get onstage and speak on behalf of the White Helmets about the alleged chemical attacks in Douma.

Instead of bringing the anonymous man onstage, Waters addressed the crowd on the issue himself, saying that he believes the White Helmets are a propaganda organization on a mission to justify Western intervention in the region. Waters said he believes that the person who wanted to make a statement was well-intentioned, but misled, and then offered his opinion to the audience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man's esteem, in terms of his humanitarian vision, and understanding of the optics here, has just risen tremendously for me, by his saying this.

Apr 18 09:37

US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972

The US and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be unconstrained by any binding arms control agreements for the first time since 1972, triggering an expensive and dangerous new arms race, a group of former officials and experts from the US, Europe and Russia has warned.

In a statement to be published on Wednesday, the signatories point out that the 2010 New Start treaty limiting the deployed strategic warheads and delivery systems of the US and Russia, will expire in February 2021, unless urgent steps are taken to extend it.

Meanwhile, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement is in danger of collapse, amid US accusations of Russian violations of the pact with the development of a new land-based cruise missile, and the Trump administration’s threat to develop a similar weapon in response.

Apr 18 09:35

AUTONOMOUS DRONES WILL SOON DECIDE WHO TO KILL

The United States Army wants to develop a system that can be quickly integrated and deployed into its weaponized drone fleet to automatically Detect, Recognize, Classify, Identify (DRCI) and target enemy combatants and vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI). This is an impressive leap forward, whereas humans still operate current military drones, this technology could foster a new era of autonomous drones conducting operations in hybrid wars — without human oversight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not think, for one moment, that this technology will not be used domestically against peaceful dissidents in this country, who have the nerve to question this government's agendas or motives.

Apr 17 10:20

SECDEF MATTIS: WHERE’S THE PROOF?

I'm old enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis. For those few days in 1962, the family dinner table was tense and the air - the attitude - in the country was surreal. People lived and went to work, as before, but hanging over every waking moment was the full conscious realization, of every second of every day during the crisis, of the possibility that civilization could go up in mushroom clouds of radioactivity. Years later, as the full story of the Cuban missile crisis was finally known and told, it became clear that the world had made it through the crisis largely because two men - Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and American President John F Kennedy - had stood down their countries' respective "war hawks." The real life scenario had come uncomfortably close to Stanley Kubrick's black comedy, Dr. Strangelove.

Apr 16 12:16

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have 'nothing to do' with warrant, rip 'unprecedented' search

Gorilla Dust! Diversion and blackmail. Using a stripper for a cover up!
Two evil factions slugging it out over a prostrate and wounded America!
Is there a false flag coming?

Attorneys for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in their latest court filing, blasted the FBI for its “unprecedented” raid on his properties last week and claimed the feds seized items that “have nothing to do with the probable cause” on which the warrant was granted.

Apr 16 11:58

Paul Craig Roberts Has One Awkward Question For Washington Warmongers

US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured.

If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in the alleged Syrian chemical attack on Douma?

Would not the US missile attack be identical to a chemical weapons attack and thus place the US and its vassals in the same category as Washington is attempting to place Assad and Putin?

What about it, you chemical weapons experts?

Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked?

There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles.

No dead victims.

No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Always the logician, this man!! Great questions.

Apr 16 11:51

Russia Reveals Who "Staged" Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow "May Have Tampered" With Site

The Russian envoy to the chemical weapons watchdog group, OPCW, said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the UK and US carried out the April 7 chemical attack in the Damascus, Syria suburb of Douma.

Russia's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said Russia has irrefutable evidence that there was no chemical weapons incident in Douma.

"Therefore, we have not just a "high degree of confidence," as our Western partners claim, but we have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma and that all this was a planned provocation by the British intelligence services, probably, with the participation of their senior allies from Washington with the aim of misleading the international community and justifying aggression against Syria," he stated. -Sputnik

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the midst of this mess, there is one piece of good news this morning:

Trump on hold for plans of more Russian sanctions; Russian Stocks, Ruble jump

Apr 16 10:12

US NAVY ACCUSED OF TECH PIRACY

The US Navy is under fire for allegedly stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property, including software and a high-speed ship design, but the sailing branch insisted that it respects intellectual property rights.

The Navy is entangled in two long-running federal court cases involving IP theft. In March, German software company Bitmanagement asked a federal court for a summary judgement after accusing the Navy of illegally installing $600 million in software on more than 500,000 computers.

In 2011, the company agreed to license to the Navy 38 copies of its virtual-reality software. The Navy was reportedly happy with the software and Bitmanagement began negotiating to sell additional copies. But then the company said it made a startling discovery.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IP theft is no laughing matter, and should be taken very seriously.

Whoever signed off on this... should be doing jail time.

Apr 16 09:25

Syria: What Just Happened?

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

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

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

Apr 16 09:21

Syria Got Rid of Chemical Weapons, OPCW Confirmed Destruction - Russian FM

Syria has eliminated its chemical weapons stockpiles and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed that, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

Western states have accused forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad of an attack with the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Duma earlier in the month. In response to the alleged incident, the United States, the United Kingdom and France hit a number of targets in Syria early on Saturday.

"Chemical weapons in Syria were destroyed. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has verified this fact… Chemical weapons in Syria are used by extremists and militants. This is a proven fact and every time, when yet another settlement, another town is liberated by the Syrian army, the servicemen find depots with chemicals there. This has been proven by life, this has been proven by facts," Zakharova told Rossiya-1 TV channel on Sunday.

Apr 16 09:03

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria’s Douma

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have begun inspections in Douma, in metro Damascus, related to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this month. It’s not the calm environment they might have hoped for.

The probe had been advocated from the start by Syria and Russia, who both maintain the chemical attack never took place. It comes just two days after the US and its allies attacked Syria, including Damascus, over the alleged incident.

The Western strikes did not hit Douma, so the site should still be intact for investigators. The attacking nations had objected to an investigation at the UN Security Council, however.

Russia’s Ambassador assured the OPCW last week that both Russia and Syria are committed to protecting the inspectors during the probe. Some officials speculated that to prevent the investigation the Douma site would be struck, so as to prevent the investigation.

Apr 16 07:16

Gassing is bad, but OK for some: US complicity in past chemical attacks

Once again, a parallel can be made with the West trying to hide the truth. Once Saddam Hussein was put to death, Fisk said the secret of US and British complicity in Hussein's use of chemical weapons during the eight-year Iran-Iraq that began in September 1980 supposedly died with him.

"We've shut him up," said Fisk. "The moment Saddam's hooded executioner pulled the level of the trapdoor in Baghdad yester morning, Washington's secrets were safe… And now Saddam, who knew the full extent of that Western support – given to him while he was perpetrating some of the worst atrocities since the Second World War – is dead.

"…. Many in Washington and London must have sighed with relief that the old man had been silenced forever," Fisk added.And other self-righteous Western countries that now condemn Assad without proof of chemical-weapons use, were similarly complicit.

Apr 15 09:04

UN Chief Warns of ‘Full-Blown Military Escalation' Over Syria Attacks

Sure hope this is fake news.

As US President Donald Trump is said to be considering a full scale ground assault against the Syrian administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the top UN official has decried the onset of a new global Cold War and warned against “full-blown military escalation” in the war-torn region.

Apr 15 08:39

JH Kunstler: 'For a Couple of Days There I Expected to Wake Up to Mushroom Clouds'

I don’t know about you, but for a couple of days there I expected to wake up to the sight of mushroom clouds billowing across the horizon, all our exceptional hopes, wishes, troubles, and cares as a nation gone up in a vapor of smoking plastic. I think it was the Defense Secretary, nickname “Mad Dog,” who put the kibosh on the latest neocon temper tantrum against Bashar “The Animal” al-Assad. General Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US was, er, “still looking for evidence” of an alleged poison gas attack against civilians in Douma, Syria.

Apr 15 07:54

FLASHBACK: FEC: Trump Owns Stock In Missile Company Used To Bomb Syria

The report reveals that Donald Trump has stock with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon. Trump stands to personally profit from the purchase of 59 Tomahawk missiles used by the US Navy – which has cost the taxpayer between $60 million and $82 million dollars.

Apr 15 07:49

Trump Lied to Americans Again; Syrian Drug Treatment Centers Reduced to Rubble (+Video)

DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump lied to the American people after the US military in conjunction with British and French forces, instead of striking alleged “targets associated with chemical weapons” capabilities in Syria, hit a center for producing anti-cancer drugs near Damascus.

Apr 15 07:40

Independent Swiss Lab Says Poison Used in Skripal Attack Was Produced in US or UK

Skripal is a Russian double agent who WORKED FOR Christopher Steele’s company in England. Steele was behind the fake Russian dossier on Trump.

Russia denied the poison attack.

The US expelled 60 Russian diplomats following the poison attack after the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England.

On Saturday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a Swiss lab analyzed the poison and said the nerve agent was not produced in Russia or the Soviet Union.

The New York Times reported:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Saturday the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was never produced in the Soviet Union or Russia.
Lavrov said a Swiss lab analyzed the poison and said the substance may have been produced in the US or UK.

Apr 15 03:43

Chemical experts to continue work in Syria despite US-led attacks

Investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will continue their work in Syria despite the US-led missile attacks, the organization reported on Saturday.

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

It stressed that the organization “has been working in close collaboration with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the team.”

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Apr 14 17:23

World War III, Syria, Palestine, Trump, Treason & What We Must Do

New Video Commentary - World War III, Syria, Palestine, Trump, Treason & What We Must Do. My Press TV interview was interfered with to the degree that a 30 minute slot became less then 5 minutes. Normally I would not mind this but as we sit on the verge of nuclear annihilation I feel compelled to say more, so I made this video from Ireland on the spot. Please share. TJP

Apr 14 16:23

US Bombs Syria To Cover Up Lack Of Evidence On Chem Attacks, Discredits Own Claims By Doing So

By Brandon Turbeville

After yet another example of brazen Western aggression against Syria, the United States, UK, and France are once again demonstrating to the world who exactly is the biggest threat to world peace. The entire March 14 assault on Syria by the three powers has been justified by the West as a reaction to an alleged chemical weapons attack that allegedly took place in Douma weeks ago.

The word “allegedly” is incredibly important here because not only is it merely alleged that the Syrian military conducted a chemical weapons attack, it is also merely alleged that the attack even took place. More on that in a minute...

Apr 14 09:41

War between Russia, US can't be ruled out: Moscow

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia has called on the United States and its allies to drop plans for potential military intervention in Syria, warning he "cannot exclude" the possibility of direct military confrontation between Moscow and Washington in case the Arab country is attacked.

Speaking after a closed-door UN Security Council meeting over US President Donald Trump's threats of an imminent military action against Syria over an alleged chemical attack, Nebenzia told reporters Thursday that the presence of Russian troops in the Middle Eastern country had made the situation even more dangerous.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war," Nebenzia said. "We hope there will be no point of no return."

Asked whether by that he meant a war between Russia and the US, the Russian envoy said, "We cannot exclude any possibilities, unfortunately, because we saw messages that are coming from Washington. They were very bellicose."

Apr 14 08:57

Debunking 10 Lies About Syria and Assad

By Chris Kanthan

When I wrote the article about the “Most Dangerous Decade” two weeks ago, I didn’t realize that my time frame was too optimistic. What’s happening now in Syria has the potential to start WW III – numerous American, British and French aircraft carriers, submarines and fighter jets have converged just off the Syrian coast, while Russian warships and planes are scrambling to defend and retaliate.

Although Americans are starting to wake up, many people are still caught up in the mainstream narrative regarding the Syrian war...

Apr 13 12:31

On the clamour to repeat the disastrous Iraq and Libya interventions in Syria

"Despite the ongoing death and destruction that has followed Western military interventions in Iraq and Libya, the clamour for a repeat performance in Syria is gaining momentum, especially in Washington and London where Donald Trump and Theresa May have plenty of reasons to want to deflect attention from their internal problems.

"The proponents of military intervention in Syria should name one – only one – instance where such intervention in the Middle East has succeeded. Attacking Syria will achieve just one thing: helping the remnants of Islamic State group and other jihadist cutthroats such as Al-Qaeda, the Saudi-backed (if not created) Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) and the Muslim Brotherhood. It also risks breaking up Syria into ethnic and sectarian entities that will, without a doubt, be at perpetual war with one another..."

Apr 13 07:46

Rebel group accusing Assad of gas attack 'USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS' against Kurds

THE REBEL group which is in control of the Douma region in Syria, the site of an alleged chemical attack which has been blamed on the Assad regime, was itself accused of using forbidden weapons on Kurds in 2016.

Apr 13 07:44

Moscow Prepares For Nuclear War: “Stock Your Bunkers With Water And Foodstuffs”

The United States and Russia have been engaged in a war of words over military intervention in Syria, with both countries now mobilizing their armed forces in preparation for conflict. Though the U.S. public doesn’t appear to consider the developing situation in the region as a serious threat, the citizens of Moscow are being urged to prepare for nuclear war with America by stockpiling essential and life saving goods in their homes and bunkers.

Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington.

Apr 13 07:43

Israel tests ‘dirty bombs,’ finds they pose no substantial danger

4-year investigation into effects of explosives with radioactive material concludes impact of attack would be mostly psychological

Apr 13 07:23

Top 5 Chemical Weapon Tests The British Conducted On Their Own People

How anyone could have ever thought any of this was a good idea is simply unconscionable.

Unfortunately, this article is not satirical. Instead, it documents five, historically factual cases where the British Government thought it would be a great idea to test chemical and biological weapons upon their own people during the Cold War.

Apr 12 08:55

Is It Fake? White Helmets Alleged Chemical Attack Footage Leaves Several Unanswered Questions

By Aaron Kesel

A Twitter user @tarek_oo7 has pointed out several strange anomalies in the White Helmets footage after the alleged chemical weapons attack in East Ghouta suburb of Douma (east of Syria’s capital city of Damascus.). It certainly wouldn't be the first time...

Apr 12 07:49

END OF THE WORLD? TRUMP PLANNING TO STRIKE 70 TARGETS IN SYRIA — INCLUDING RUSSIAN!

Alex Jones reports from Washington D.C. to break down Trump’s decision to strike against Syria and Russia’s vow to retaliate, which could trigger World War III.

Apr 12 07:34

FACT: Moscow Has a Nuclear Missile Shield, NY and DC Don't

The ABM Treaty didn’t outlaw all ABMs, however: each side was allowed a single ABM site with up to one hundred missiles. It could place them where it wished. The United States decided to place the Safeguard system around Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, hoping in doing so to shield its most lethal and accurate missiles from surprise attack. Safeguard was only briefly operational before it was dismantled; protecting a single location with an enormously expensive system didn’t make sense.

The Soviet Union, on the other hand, was a highly centralized government with the capital city of Moscow at the center. The destruction of Moscow in a surprise nuclear first strike could cripple the USSR’s ability to respond in kind. The result was the A-35 system, a complete air defense network designed to ensure Moscow’s survival in a nuclear war.

Apr 12 06:54

Israel latest to back MILITARY ACTION in Syria as Netanyahu signals he is ready for WW3

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Wednesday for action to be taken against Syria, as the UK, the US and numerous allies signalled they are gearing up for a military strike against the Assad regime following a chemical attack in Douma.

Apr 11 23:10

The Harder the Winds of War Blow, the More they Suck

When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions. Case in point was last year’s bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year? According to him, we’ll know soon. Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean. Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

Apr 11 15:34

US P-8 Poseidon "Submarine Killer" Flying Off Syria Coast

A recent flight path history shows the Poseidon engaged in heavy shore "sniffing" designed to uncover whether any Russian subs are hiding near Syria.

Apr 11 14:51

Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

Americans, for the most part a clueless people, have no awareness of the risk that the criminally insane government in Washington is taking with their lives. What if the Russians mean what they say and do not again turn the other cheek and back down? What happens if Russia replies to force with force?

Why is it that only a few Internet sites are asking this question?

Apr 11 14:39

E-6B

They are going to hit Syria with nukes! MADNESS!

Characteristics
Primary Function: Communications relay for fleet ballistic missile submarines (A and B models) and airborne command post for U.S. Strategic forces (B model).

Apr 11 13:32

Prepare For Nuclear War: Here Are 5 Things You’ll Need To Survive If Trump And Putin Hit The Red Button

The situation is dire and we may well be closer to an all-out war than most are willing to admit.

This is real. It’s happening. And we could be hours away from an event horizon, the result of which could be devastating.

We encourage our readers to check and re-check preparations just in case.

How this plays out is uncertain. What is certain, is that should things heat up further there will be widespread panic buying for preparedness supplies similar to what we saw play out during the height of North Korean tensions last summer. Within 48 hours preparedness supplies like emergency food, gas masks and radiation pills became unavailable to purchase.

Here are five things we recommend you consider for your immediate preparedness needs in the event of nuclear war:

Apr 11 12:27

Is It Today? US Doomsday Plane Takes Off Amid Tensions in Syria

Earlier US President Trump threatened on his Twitter page to strike Syria with “nice and new and smart” missiles over the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. Russia has already warned Washington against such a move.

The CivMilAir Twitter account, which monitors airplane movements, posted information that the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch, commonly known as the "Doomsday plane," took off from the Wright-Patterson airbase near Deiton on April 11 in 14:09 and flew towards Springfield, Illinois. What is curious about it is the fact that it left the airbase minutes after US President Donald Trump made his threat to launch a missile attack on Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This aircraft is the Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, an upgrade from the older NEACP aircraft, which is the top of the airborne command and control structure for nuclear war. Yesterday, it was reported that 4 E-6B TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) aircraft were in the air over the United States. These are the second level of communications for National Command Authority, which are the guys with the keys to the nuclear weapons.

More than likely, this is an attempt to bluff Russia into doing nothing following the coming attack on Syria, but it could easily backfire and scare Russia (or another nuclear nation) into launching a nuclear first strike out of fear the US government is about to do the same.

Apr 11 11:49

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was STAGED By Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, No One Actually Died

The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack:

The Syrian government is probably not guilty

The sources claiming there was a chemical weapons attack are pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda outlets

The incident was probably staged, and it is likely that no one actually died

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there is a guy who can most probably ferret out the truth about this incident, it would be Peter Ford.

Apr 11 11:47

Theresa May Ready To Join Syria Strike Without Seeking Parliamentary Approval

While a U.S. Carrier Strike Group makes its way to the Mediterranean, and amid reports of US and French fighter jets buzzing around the skies over Syria, the BBC reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is "ready to join military action against the Assad regime in Syria without first seeking Parliamentary consent."

The prime minister is said by government insiders to see the need for a response as urgent.

She wants to prevent a repeat of the apparent chemical attack near Damascus, which she described as "abhorrent". -BBC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation; Prime Minister May, after the Brexit and Skribal disasters, is desperate to "do something" to win back popular British support; I guess she thinks that engaging in World War III will be just the ticket!!

Apr 11 11:43

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

Update: The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports:

Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers.

The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there.

The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Currently, as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, there are about 15 warships and vessels providing the Black Sea Fleet, including the carriers of the Caliber cruise missiles Frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, as well as submarines that repeatedly struck at the targets of terrorists in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the Russians know what is coming, and are preparing for it, off the coast of Syria.

Apr 11 11:21

On the Brink of a Full Blown War? Reports of Nuclear Submarines on the Way to Syria

Star and Stripes reports an additional Navy battlegroup are departing the US this morning (11th April) to join the other US destroyers:

“The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. The destroyers USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans will join the strike group later, a Navy statement said. The strike group, carrying 6,500 sailors and Carrier Air Wing One, will cruise alongside the German frigate FGS Hessen. It remains unclear what the upcoming strike group deployment might entail.”

The Russian naval facility in Tartus is a leased military installation of the Russian Navy located on the northern edge of the seaport of the Syrian city of Tartus. According to CNN Turk, US destroyers were at a distance of 100 km from the port of Tartus, as of Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would almost be willing to bet that US/UK military action against Syria will begin close to this weekend, when citizens of both countries are distracted with sports and other activities.

If the attack is delayed, until all the US assets are in place, we well be looking at a decap strike against Damascus itself.

At almost 69 years old, I have never, this lifetime, felt myself so completely distressed at being so thoroughly ignored by a government which, allegedly, is supposed to represent my interests and needs, and those of my brother and sister Americans; not those of Israel, and not those of the country's military/industrial complex.

The costs of such a war will have horrific repercussions internationally and ecomomically, and make the United States even more of a target for those international leaders who would like to see this country balkanize and collapse.

It appears to me that there are only two things left to do right now, because Oahu is definitely a first-strike target for either Russia or China, to take out, because of all the military communications flowing east from this rock; pray, and prepare, the best we can.

Apr 11 10:47

A Wedding That Became a Funeral

On December 12, 2013, a United States aerial drone launched four Hellfire missiles on a convoy of 11 cars and pickup trucks during a counterterrorism operation in rural Yemen. The strike killed at least 12 men and wounded at least 15 others, 6 of them seriously.

Yemen authorities initially described all those killed in the attack outside the city of Rad`a as “terrorists.” The US government never officially acknowledged any role in the attack, but unofficially told media that the dead were militants, and that the operation targeted a “most-wanted” member of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who was wounded and escaped.

Witnesses and relatives of the dead and wounded interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Yemen said the convoy was a wedding procession. They said everyone in the procession was a civilian, including all of the dead and injured, and that the bride received a superficial face wound.

Apr 11 10:44

The US Has Bombed at Least Eight Wedding Parties Since 2001

The headline—“Bride and Boom!”—was spectacular, if you think killing people in distant lands is a blast and a half. Of course, you have to imagine that smirk line in giant black letters with a monstrous exclamation point covering most of the bottom third of the front page of the Murdoch-owned New York Post. The reference was to a caravan of vehicles on its way to or from a wedding in Yemen that was eviscerated, evidently by a US drone via one of those “surgical” strikes of which Washington is so proud. As one report put it, “Scorched vehicles and body parts were left scattered on the road.”

Apr 11 10:41

US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq

The U.S. military said Thursday that it intentionally bombed a hospital in Mosul, Iraq as part of its efforts to "eradicate" Islamic State (ISIS) fighters.

The attack on the Al Salam hospital complex took place Wednesday at the request of Iraqi forces, with coalition aircraft using "precision-guided munitions," Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, told reporters.

He said "it's very difficult to ascertain with full and total fidelity" that there were no civilian casualties, whether in the building targeted or elsewhere within the hospital complex.

Apr 11 10:38

Baghdad hospital bombed

US aircraft hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings today, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said.
The attacks occurred at 9.30am (0630 BST) and caught motorists by surprise as they ventured out during a lull in the bombing. At least five cars were crushed and their drivers burned to death inside, Reuters correspondent Samia Nakhoul said.

Patients and at least three doctors and nurses working at the hospital were among those wounded.

The missiles obliterated wings of Baghdad's trade fair building, which lies next to a government security office that was apparently missed in the bombings.

Iraq's information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, told a news conference that overnight bombings by US-led forces killed 24 civilians and injured 186 across the country. In Baghdad, he said, 10 civilians had been killed and 90 wounded.

Apr 11 10:36

One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. — warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and radicalization.”

Early this morning, in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the U.S. dropped bombs on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)). The airstrike killed at least nine of the hospital’s medical staff, and seriously injured dozens of patients. “Among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar,” reported the New York Times.

Apr 11 10:35

Airstrike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A crowded hospital in the embattled city of Kunduz that treats war wounded came under attack on Saturday and the American military acknowledged that it may have killed 19 patients, staff members and others at the facility while firing on insurgents nearby.

The attack, which the military said in a statement might have been “collateral damage” that occurred while engaging militants, drew a fierce international outcry. The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemned it and called for a “thorough and impartial investigation.” It also renewed scrutiny of the United States military’s record of causing civilian casualties, which has alienated the Afghan public and often undermined relations with the government here.

Apr 11 08:45

Fmr. Ambassador to Syria Warns Trump Risks Armageddon by Attacking Syria

Apr 11 08:30

The End of International Law?

The war against the Greater Middle East should end with the withdrawal of US troops within the next six months. And yet nothing proves that peace will settle in each of the countries that were invaded. Today we are witnessing what seems to be a tentative to get rid of international law. Will this consolidate a division of the world into two parts, or will it open to a generalised conflict?

Apr 11 08:28

From Skripal To Syria, Will Western Bluffs Spark World War 3?

The situation in the Middle East and the world as a whole is a matter of skyrocketing concern. The risks of conflict were escalated a little over a month ago when UK Prime Minister Theresa May launched the “Skripal affair” and threatened Russia with cyberwar. Then the tune of chemical weapons supposedly used against Syrian “rebels” in Eastern Ghouta was sung more than a few times with the same notes of unsubstantiated arguments as a pretext to blame those who are working against the West’s interests. In Syria, the US and Britain are acting as the outright direct lawyers of jihadists, while the Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force and volunteers from Iran, has virtually liberated Eastern Ghouta from jihadists.

Apr 11 08:03

Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation

This was Predicted

As reported at Tass, the Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, predicted the current events almost a month ago. The report from March 13 says, "Russia has hard facts about preparations for staging the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the government forces. After the provocation, the US plans to accuse Syria’s government forces of using chemical weapons … furnish the so-called ‘evidence’ … and Washington plans to deliver a missile and bomb strike against Damascus’ government districts."

Gerasimov noted that Russian military advisors are staying in the Syrian Defense Ministry’s facilities in Damascus and "in the event of a threat to our military servicemen’s lives, Russia’s Armed Forces will take retaliatory measures to target both the missiles and their delivery vehicles."

Apr 11 07:29

STRIKE IMMINENT: Trump Threatens WW3 Over Unverified Chemical Weapons Attacks In Regions Controlled By Terrorists

By Aaron Kesel

It's the second chemical weapons attack to happen in Syria since President Donald Trump took office; and once again the attack seems to be convenient, as Russia and the U.S. both announced a withdrawal of troops from Syria...

Apr 11 06:25

Russian Television Advises Viewers How To Prepare A Bomb Shelter As Tensions Run High With US Over Syria

MOSCOW, Russia – Yesterday, Russian State television advised viewers to remain calm, but also how to prepare their bomb shelter in case war breaks out with the United States over events in Syria.

A part of the transcript follows:

“While political and military experts discuss a possible scenario, some people are in a rush to create hysteria. But not in Syria, rather, in Russia.

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Apr 10 22:17

Trump Heads World Peace Into the Abyss Blindfolded

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

He’s a geopolitically ignorant businessman, influenced by hawkish neocons raging for endless wars, convincing him it’s the right thing to do, concealing the risks.

He’s blind to the danger endless wars of aggression pose, especially in Syria.

Russian and US forces in the country have polar opposite objectives – combating terrorism v. supporting it, seeking conflict resolution v. rejecting it, pursuing world peace and stability v. waging endless wars of aggression.

Clashing would pit the world’s dominant nuclear powers against each other. Does Trump understand the risks he’s taking?

Apr 10 21:45

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler is a famous speech denouncing the military industrial complex. This speech by two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient exposes war profits that benefit few at the expense of many. Throughout his distinguished career in the Marines, Smedley Darlington Butler demonstrated that true patriotism does not mean blind allegiance to government policies with which one does not agree. To Hell with war.

Apr 10 21:44

Eisenhower Farewell Address (Best Quality) - 'Military Industrial Complex' WARNING

All other versions of this video that I have seen have scratchy audio or bad video, so I decided to put together this one with the best quality of both.
Jump to Ike's warning about the "unwarranted influence... by the Military-Industrial Complex":
8:41

Apr 10 11:18

Warships With Cruise Missiles To Mediterranean

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) is being deployed to the Mediterranean Wednesday, where it will join the USS Donald Cook off Syrian territorial waters.

The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), as well as the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). The Destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) will join the HSTCSG later, according to a statement by the US Navy.

The Sachssen-class German frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) will also operate as part of the strike group during the first half of the deployment.

In addition to USS Donald Cook, the U.S has now dispatched USN Carrier Strike Group 8 to the Mediterranean/#Syria:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russians and Syrian governments and military know what's coming, and are probably preparing accordingly.

Apr 10 10:22

MERCENARIES UNLEASHED: BRITAIN IS GLOBAL LEADER IN PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY

In the years since the declaration of a ‘war on terror’ and the invasions of first Afghanistan and then Iraq, the world has witnessed an enormous proliferation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) seeking to profit from instability and conflict. Hundreds of companies have been established in the past few years alone, and there now exists a vast private industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Sadly, rather than introducing binding regulation of the industry, the British government has decided to allow the mercenaries to regulate themselves.

The UK is an important hub for the PMSC industry. At the height of the occupation, around 60 British companies operated in Iraq. Now there are hundreds of British PMSCs operating in areas of conflict around the globe, working to secure government and corporate presence against a range of ‘threats’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These organisations are not creating global "stability"; they can be counted upon to create even more global instability, for massive profits, of course.

Apr 10 08:19

Chemical warfare proved ineffective in World War I

The chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs in Syria last year was the most recent display of the danger poison gas possesses. Created during World War I as a possible solution to the stalemate in trench warfare, chemical weapons have taken on a mythical status as causing widespread death and destruction.

While countries quickly denounce the use of chemical weapons, its first use wasn’t effective during wartime, said Jennifer Keene, department chairwoman of history and expert on World War I. Chemical weapons’ most effective use has been to cause terror and suffering. So in cases of terrorism or when former Iraq President Saddam Hussein quelled a rebellion with chemical weapons, they have worked, Keene said.

But, it’s legacy as an outlawed weapon of mass destruction, overshadows its role as an ineffective tool during wartime, Keene said.

“You can use chemical weapons to increase suffering, but you will not win a war using them,” Keene said.

Apr 10 07:47

Trump Homeland Security Adviser Bossert resigns

This fellow got fired for questioning the Neocon/Israel Warmonger narration!

Bossert’s resignation comes just days after an appearance on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday, during which he questioned the “timing” of Saturday’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which came only days after President Trump promised a withdrawal of US forces from the country.

“American troops aren’t going to fix the six or seven different ongoing conflicts and wars going on in the Middle East or in Syria at this stage,” he said. “We need regional partnership increased and we need US presence decreased.”
https://thesaker.is/his-masters-voice-or-how-an-obedient-dog-goes-to-war/

Apr 10 07:39

FLASHBACK - Turkey ‘used chemical weapons’ in north Syria

Kurdish doctors in Syria have accused Turkey of using chemical weapons in an offensive on Afrin, after several civilians were treated for symptoms of poison gas.

Turkey has vehemently denied the allegations, saying its forces do not use “banned ammunition” or keep chemical weapons in their arsenal.

But medics at the main hospital in the town, which lies near the border with Turkey, claim that the symptoms exhibited by the victims, and analysis of the substance, point to the use of chlorine gas. If proven to be true, it would be the first known chemical attack by Turkey in Syria.

Apr 10 07:35

North Korea’s definition of ‘denuclearization’ is very different from Trump’s

The White House is gearing up for President Trump to discuss denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their much anticipated summit next month. But what does “denuclearization” mean?

It depends on whom you are asking. To some in Washington, “the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” as Trump tweeted late last month, means Kim handing over his nuclear weapons and missile systems and allowing international inspectors to check that the regime is keeping its word.

To Pyongyang, it means something very, very different. It means mutual steps to get rid of nuclear weapons, including requiring the United States to take down the nuclear umbrella it has put up over South Korea and Japan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I like the North Korean version better.

Apr 09 20:54

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?

Owen describes a chlorine attack, referring twice to the gas's characteristic green colour - and victims of a chlorine attack would indeed choke. The gas reacts quickly with water in the airways to form hydrochloric acid, swelling and blocking lung tissue, and causing suffocation.

Apr 09 17:55

On The Threshold of War — Paul Craig Roberts

On The Threshold of War

Paul Craig Roberts

“The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker

There are reports, the validity of which I cannot confirm at this time, that the entirety of the Russian military has been put on high alert, not merely the Russian forces in Syria. See for example: http://defence-blog.com/news/russia-suddenly-puts-troops-alert.html

Apr 09 14:31

Challenging the secret "Israel Nuclear Weapons Gag Order" WNP-136

IRmep has filed a 39-page federal lawsuit (PDF) challenging the secrecy of a gag order that forbids all U.S. government agency employees and contractors from discussing Israel's nuclear weapons program.

The classification bulletin, which took effect on September 6, 2012, forbids covered persons from making any comment on U.S. government information or information in the public domain about Israel's nuclear weapons program. The classification bulletin was first used against former Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear policy specialist James Doyle after he wrote the following sentence in an article titled "Why Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?" which had been security cleared by his employer and published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"Nuclear weapons did not deter Egypt and Syria from attacking Israel in 1973, Argentina from attacking British territory in the 1982 Falklands War or Iraq from attacking Israel during the 1991 Gulf War."

Apr 09 12:20

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Chabad wants to bring about Armageddon.

Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it.

Apr 09 11:33

ISRAEL TOLD US OFFICIALS ABOUT PLANS TO STRIKE SYRIAN AIR BASE

While the US didn't directly order the airstrike against Syria's T-4 airbase late Sunday night (Russia and the Syrian government had initially blamed the attack on the US), American officials reportedly confirmed to NBC News that the US had been informed of the impending strike by its ally, Israel.

Israel carried out the strikes against Syrian base, two U.S. officials tell @NBCNews, and the US was informed of the forthcoming strikes in advance. https://t.co/FKrc4V1ZM1

— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 9, 2018
The pre-dawn attack was intended as retaliation for a poison gas attack on the last rebel stronghold near Damascus. That attack has been blamed (with no supporting evidence) on the Syrian regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An open letter to President Trump about the uptick in tensions with Syria and Russia: President Trump, please don't be neoconned into a corner here by the warmongers around you.

First, there is utterly no proof, nor any logic to, Al-Assad having given the order to gas his own people. His chemical weapons were destroyed a number of years ago, in a Russian-negotiated deal, if you might remember correctly.

Why would al Assad have ordered this, when his and the Russian military have all but wiped out the rebel forces?!?

The short answer is, he would not have done this, under these circumstances.

Also, the American people understand that the rebels both had, and knew how to use, chemical weapons.

I am watching the Faux news crawl as I type this, and the crawl says that a "The Us will be making major decisions in 24-48 hours." I guess that is when your pollsters will be working overtime, to judge the response of the American people to a potential war in Syria against Russia.

Mr. President, if those pollsters are telling you the truth, they will tell you that the American people are both war-weary, and war-skeptical at this time, having been lied into a number of both overt and covert wars,none of which were actually fought for the reasons the Federal Government has given us, during the last 20 years, and are tired of it; they want a President with the horse-sense to understand that ordering such a war would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly idiotic thing this government to do right now.

And I tell you this, because at this point in its existence, the American military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a successful outcome to a conventional war with Russia in Syria.

The prowess of Russia's military hardware has been very much documented in Syria, and the world is beating a path to Moscow's doorway to buy these weapons.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that weapons manufacturers in this country donate so much to both parties, the corporate groupthink in these companies believes that it is just fine to deliver weapons which are obsolete even before field testing; that they can charge obscene cost over-runs on their products; and that products which may never work completely as advertised are just fine to deliver, the F-35 being a case in point.

If the US is to win on the battlefield, these notions must change, and immediately.

President Trump, I want you to succeed as President; that means making intelligent, rational choices; going to war with Russia over Syria is not one of those intelligent, rational choices. You will be positioning this country for an horrendous potential loss, premised, on yet another lie, with absolutely no tangible proof that the Syrians did this, and we can ill afford that happening right now.

Apr 09 09:58

AEOI Chief: Iran Able to Resume 20% Enrichment in Fordo in 4 Days

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said his organization enjoys the capability to restore 20-percent uranium enrichment at its Fordo nuclear facility in just 4 days if the 2015 nuclear deal is discarded by the other side.

"If senior Islamic Republic officials issue an order to resume the 20% enrichment, we can do it in Fordo within 4 days," Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Sunday.

He said this statement should be seen as a warning by the other side against discarding the nuclear deal, stressing that Iran can even show more extensive progress in other parts of its nuclear activities to go beyond the previous levels.

Iran had also warned last July that it enjoyed the capability to restore its uranium enrichment operations and even develop its capacity to 100,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units) if the nuclear deal with the world powers failed as a result of the US non-compliance with its undertakings.

Apr 08 17:39

Flashback April 06: Russian top brass warn al-Nusra, Free Syrian Army plotting chemical attacks in Syria

Jabhat al-Nusra (a group outlawed in Russia) and the Free Syrian Army are planning chemical attacks with the use of chlorine in areas under their control, including Daraa’s district of Al-Balad, the chief of Russia’s center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties in Syria, Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko, said on Friday.

"The ringleaders of Jabhat al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army, which are acting together, are plotting explosions of makeshift chemical charges containing chlorine in a number of areas under their control, including Al Balad in Daraa," he said.

Tipoffs about preparations being made for provocations in the south of Syria, including the use of chemical warfare agents, Yevtushenko said, had been received from the group Jaish Ahrar Al-Ashair, which has taken the government’s side.

Apr 08 17:38

Flashback March 13: US planning missile and bombing raid against Damascus — top brass

Militants are preparing a provocation with the use of chemical agents in Syria to justify a massive US strike against Damascus’ government neighborhoods, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Tuesday.

According to Gerasimov, Russia has hard facts about preparations for staging the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the government forces.

After the provocation, the US plans to accuse Syria’s government forces of using chemical weapons. He added that the United States plans to "furnish the so-called ‘evidence’ of the alleged mass civilian deaths through the fault of the Syrian government and the Russian leadership supporting it."

Apr 08 17:27

Syrians Rejoice as Jaish al-Islam Capitulates – Mainstream Media Pushes Chemical Weapons Meme Instead

By Bas Spliet

Damascus – Around 4 PM yesterday, 8 April, I was having a very interesting conversation with a tiny Damascene handcraft shop owner who makes traditional Arab oud instruments when the news broke that a deal was struck between Jaish al-Islam – the last remaining rebel group in Douma – and the Syrian government. Under the ceasefire agreement, the militants will release all prisoners in exchange for being provided a safe exit to the northern Aleppean city of Jarabulus within 48 hours. As this meant the final halt of the seven-year-long indiscriminate shelling of the city centre by the Islamist rebels, which has always been largely ignored by the mass media, people reflooded the streets of the capital with a smile on their faces. Finally, they can live in peace...

Apr 08 14:11

Flashback: US Now Admits Syrian "Rebels" Have Used Chemical Weapons

From the first moment chemical weapons were used on the Syrian battlefield, the American public was led to believe that only one side could possibly be responsible. The constant refrain in the echo chamber of US government officials and the mainstream media was that only the Assad government possessed chemical stockpiles and the technological capability of deploying such heinous weapons, therefore blame for each and every chemical attack from Ghouta to Khan Sheikhoun was laid at the feet of Assad and the Syrian military.

And yet last Wednesday, for the first time, the US State Department casually dropped an important admission into its official Syria travel warning for American citizens: that the core rebel group currently operating in northwest Syria not only possesses but has used chemical weapons - to the point that the State Department considers it a major enough threat to publicly warn citizens about.

Apr 08 11:52

Flashback: Syria deal shines light on suspected Israeli chemical weapons program

The U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is drawing attention to Israel's own suspected chemical stockpile and could raise pressure on the Jewish state to come clean about its capabilities.

Israel signed the landmark international treaty banning the production or use of chemical weapons two decades ago, but it is among a handful of nations that have never ratified the deal. While foreign experts widely believe that Israel likely possesses a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, Israeli officials refuse to confirm or deny the existence of any such arsenal.

Apr 08 11:49

Flashback: Does Israel Have Chemical Weapons Too?

Reports have circulated in arms control circles for almost 20 years that Israel secretly manufactured a stockpile of chemical and biological weapons to complement its nuclear arsenal. Much of the attention has been focused on the research and development work being conducted at the Israeli government’s secretive Israel Institute for Biological Research at Ness Ziona, located 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv.

But little, if any, hard evidence has ever been published to indicate that Israel possesses a stockpile of chemical or biological weapons. This secret 1983 CIA intelligence estimate may be the strongest indication yet.

According to the document, American spy satellites uncovered in 1982 "a probable CW [chemical weapon] nerve agent production facility and a storage facility… at the Dimona Sensitive Storage Area in the Negev Desert. Other CW production is believed to exist within a well-developed Israeli chemical industry."

Apr 08 08:37

'Star Wars Architect' Reveals Means to Destroy Russia's New Superweapons

Announced by then-US President Ronald Reagan in 1983, SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) stipulated the deployment of space-based systems aimed at destroying enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Angelo Codevilla, one of the architects of Washington's now moth-balled Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), has suggested that some SDI elements could help contain the latest Russian and Chinese weapons, including hypersonic ones, according to the news website Asia Times.

Codevilla believes that only two space-based systems are capable of countering sophisticated Russian and Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). These include orbital optical sensors detecting ground launches and space-based lasers to destroy missiles.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which are ineffective against the autonomous underwater drone.

Apr 08 08:09

US holds Russia ‘ultimately responsible’ amid reports of dozens gassed in Syria’s Douma

The US once again said Russia is "ultimately bearing responsibility" for all chemical incidents in Syria, regardless of who carried them out, after rebel sources accused Damascus of gassing dozens in Eastern Ghouta's Douma.

"The regime's history of using chemical weapons against its own people is not in dispute," said the US State Department, indicating, however, that it was relying on "reports," being unable to confirm the incident. "Russia ultimately bears responsibility for the brutal targeting of countless Syrians with chemical weapons."

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Apr 08 07:55

Trump Slams Putin, Iran for Backing "Animal Assad" Amid Chemical Attack Claims

One of President Donald Trump's top homeland security advisers has said that the US will not rule out launching a missile attack in response to news reports about a chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!" Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.

Apr 08 07:45

Merton’s Message Resonates as Nuclear Holocaust Looms

The days of the fallout shelters with their supplies of long-lasting food to nurture us after the bombs had dropped and the school drills with children taking cover under their desks are long behind us. That was back during the height of the Cold War, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when world Communism was still on the march and only the assurance of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) was believed to prevent a hot war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Then, in 1964, the great Stanley Kubrick movie, Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, came out, and we began to come to our senses. We were shown graphically how, through a series of misunderstandings, the nuclear hair-trigger could be pulled and the world annihilated.

Apr 07 06:16

The Salisbury Incident. Manipulating Fear, Heightening Hysteria of a Russian Threat. The Need for a Genuine Anti-war Movement

There is no doubt that Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, et al, have worked hard to achieve a consensus amongst NATO and EU states, and has had some success in persuading other leaders to condemn and react to the unproven Russian involvement.

Many of these leaders, perhaps, have reasons of their own for latching on to such a flimsy agreement. France, Germany, Italy, and Holland are among a number of nations reeling from their own domestic political turbulence. Collapsing centrist parties have watched their traditional voter bases divide and file off to the left and right, as all over Europe the political polarisation hardens. Being seen to be part of a new unified front will, they hope, strengthen their domestic positions. It is a familiar response from desperate neoliberal administrations; instead of taking responsibility for the declining interest in their policies, they would rather fall back on the policy of fear in a dangerous attempt to appear ‘strong and stable’.

Apr 06 12:54

US Has Over 400,000 Troops in Asia-Pacific Region – Russian Intelligence

The United States has deployed more than 200 military facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where over 400,000 servicemen are stationed, First Deputy Chief of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Igor Kostyukov said Thursday.

“To implement its guidelines, including creating conditions for the projection of force through the rapid deployment of troops anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region, the United States has created a contingent of more than 400,000 troops. At the moment, more than 50 large military bases are operating in the region, there are more than 200 US military facilities,” Kostyukov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).

READ MORE: US Expands Military Capabilities in Northeast Asia — Russian Envoy to Seoul

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Those are one heck of a lot of military assets to keep maintained, and at key readiness.

Apr 06 12:26

Civilian Casualties and Effectiveness of U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

In 2017, the United States military said that it carried out more than 120 strikes in Yemen, more than three times as many as strikes as 2016. For many years, we at the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights documented the impact of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen through detailed field research. In 2017 we investigated eight drone strikes and ground operations and found that U.S. operations were responsible for the deaths of at least 32 civilians – including 16 children and six women – and injured ten others, including five children. (The results of these investigations will be released in a forthcoming report.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was a way to insure perpetual war, to satiate the monied blood-craving elites of the US military/industrial complex, the US government has certainly gotten this recipe down to a science.

And from Reuters, we have a companion piece, about the US government approving more weapons sales to Saudi Arabia with which to perfect its genocide in Yemen:

U.S. State Dept approves possible $1.3 billion artillery sale to Saudi Arabia

Doesn't it just make you feel ever-so-proud to be an American, understanding that your government has absolutely zero problem partipating in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?!?

Apr 06 12:10

Trump's Establishment-Defying Plan to Exit Syria Likely to De-Escalate Conflict

President Donald Trump’s pledge to withdraw all US forces from Syria reveals his continuing determination to defy Washington’s national security establishment to scale down the war in Syria, analysts told Sputnik.

Last week, Trump said that the United States would pull its forces from Syria "very soon," but CNN reported that this decision is probably opposed by some high-ranking officials in the president's administration.

Incoming US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford have recommended that Trump not immediately withdraw troops from Syria, as the move would go against national interests, local media reported on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump has the absolutely correct idea here.

So I would like to politely ask incoming Sec State Pompeo, and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford the following question: precisely whose "national interests" in Syria is served by the continuing US presence in here?!?

Because it is certainly are not those of the American people.

Is it because Israel wants regime change in Damascus, but only at the costs in American blood, and American money?!?

If in fact that is the case, I would politely suggest that the Israeli military invade Syria, and just see what Russia is going to do about it; because Russia most certainly will not let such nonsense stand for very long.

Apr 06 11:47

'IF MY PLANE EXPLODES, ASK THE CIA’ – DUTERTE AFTER REQUESTING ARMS FROM RUSSIA & CHINA

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t ruling out that the US might be very annoyed and consider his decision to procure weapons from China and Russia a threat, after Washington refused to supply Manila with arms.
The Philippines has been seeking modern weapons and small arms to step up combat against ISIS-linked Islamists, ever since Duterte assumed office in June 2016. However, Washington’s refusal to sell assault rifles, over concerns about the country’s human rights record amid the ongoing war on drugs, has forced Duterte to seek new suppliers. Manila, which has long depended on the US for weapons, turned to China and Russia to fill the gap.

READ MORE: Philippines ‘very seriously’ concerned that US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘threat to democracy’

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Duterte has a very clear grasp of how the United States government deals with governments it does not like.

Apr 06 10:26

US lowering threshold for using nukes causes deepest concern – Lavrov

Russia is worried the US could respond with nuclear weapons to a wider range of circumstances and that its priorities lie in establishing “military supremacy and upsetting parity” when it comes to “strategic stability.”

“The US policy of lowering the threshold of using nuclear weapons causes the deepest concern,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security. Washington’s latest Nuclear Posture Review expands a number of scenarios in which a nuclear response would be considered.

Apr 06 09:49

Pentagon Admits 60,000 Black Soldiers Used in Human Experiment

The U.S. Government used Black soldiers as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments during World War II, according to a new NPR report.

Around 60,000 U.S. soldiers were enlisted in a classified chemical weapons testing program in which soldiers were enclosed in gas chambers and exposed to chemicals.

“They said we were being tested to see what effect these gases would have on Black skins,” Rollins Edwards, a U.S. Army soldier during World War II told NPR.

“You had no choice. You did not know where you were going. They didn’t tell you anything,” Edwards added.

Edwards testimony in the NPR investigative report helped reveal that the experiments carried out by the U.S. Defense Department were conducted on the basis of race.

Apr 06 09:11

EXCL: CORNELL CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR: “NOVICHOK SO SIMPLE MANY LABS COULD DO IT”

Boris Johnson is on a hook of his own making after he was exposed as making a false claim in an interview that Porton Down chemical weapons facility had ‘categorically’ told him there was no doubt that Russia was the source of the poison used in the Salisbury attack. Porton Down’s CEO yesterday told Sky News that the facility had not identified the source.

Johnson’s embarrassment has been compounded by the revelation that the Foreign Office (FCO) – which initially dismissed Johnson’s falsehood by saying he ‘misspoke – had also tweeted the claim. The FCO deleted that tweet yesterday when Porton Down’s admission was garnering attention.

The Establishment machine has kicked in to try to exonerate Johnson, with the BBC editing video to make Johnson’s lie less obvious and claiming that it can’t find footage it has only just shown.

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