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02 March 2017 @ 05:13 pm
They're ALL Terrorists Mrs May and the White Helmets help them  

Video: War on Syria: Manufactured Revolution and Fake Media Narrative

Eva Bartlett

Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett is the object of a smear campaign by Canada’s mainstream media.

Listen to what she has to say and then decide who is telling the truth.

The mainstream media denies the existence of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda.

According to mainstream sources, there were no terrorists in Aleppo.

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are supported by US-NATO, Saudi Arabia and Israel. They are the state-sponsors of terrorism. We are dealing with a war of aggression. Eva Bartlett provides detailed evidence of  war crimes.

The following video interview by Global Research TV was conducted in Montreal in January in the context of Eva Bartlett’s Canada speaking tour.

Eva Bartlett’s presentation in Montreal

Excerpts from Eva Bartlett’s Sott article entitled

Western corporate media ‘disappears’ over 1.5 million Syrians and 4,000 doctors

Doctors In Aleppo Refute Media Lies

In the first week of July 2016 I traveled by car to Aleppo. When entering the southern Ramouseh district of the city, the car sped along a road known for terrorist snipers. Three weeks later in Ramouseh, a woman was sniped by a terrorist and killed.

© Eva Bartlett
Oil barrels line Ramouseh road to protect Syrian civilians against Western-backed terrorist snipers

In Aleppo, I met with doctors from the Aleppo Medical Association (established in 1959), including Dr. Zahar Buttal, Dr. Tony Sayegh, and Dr. Nabil Antaki.

One question I posed to the doctors was regarding the other oft-repeated lie of the “last pediatrician” in Aleppo, a startling allegation designed to shock western readers and rally them against the Syrian government. And one which has no basis in truth.

Dr. Zahar Buttal, Chairman of the Aleppo Medical Association, refuted such allegations, noting that Aleppo has 180 pediatricians still working in the city. Of one of the alleged lone pediatricians he said: “The media says the only pediatrician in Aleppo was killed in a hospital called Quds. In reality, it was a field hospital, not registered.” As for the pediatrician, “We checked the name of the doctor and didn’t find him registered in Aleppo Medical Association records.”

Indeed, the Quds hospital referenced was central to the April/May frenzy of media lies regarding Aleppo and the Syrian government, and Russian allies. Claims around the building called al-Quds hospital contradicted one another, the fallacies and serious discrepancies outlined in this article.

Also central to the lies were the bias and propaganda of the very partial, corporate-financed Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), which supports areas in Syria controlled by terrorists, specifically Jabhat al-Nusra (whose failed attempt at re-branding with a new name - Jabhat Fatha al-Sham – does not negate its ties to Al-Qaeda nor erase their crimes).

The next, related, question for the doctors was: If government-secured Aleppo has 180 pediatricians, how many doctors in total are still working there? Lying media have for months claimed the number of doctors are dwindling, including even a late July propaganda piece in The Intercept which asserted that “the number of doctors in Aleppo City has plummeted into the low dozens. The number of remaining medical specialists is even smaller.”

Yet, according to Dr. Zahar Buttal, until now there are 4,160 doctors registered and active in Aleppo city, in the government-secured areas of over 1.5 million people. Of the 4,160 doctors, 200 have been newly registered since the beginning of this year.

As for the media claims of a lack of specialists in Aleppo, in addition to the 180 mentioned pediatricians, there are of course many more specialists in Aleppo. According to the Aleppo Medical Association’s Dr. Zahar, specialists still practicing in the city include:

  • 30 cardiovascular surgeons

  • 214 general surgeons

  • 112 orthopedists

  • 11 pulmonologists

  • 12 neurologists

  • 8 neurosurgeons

  • 250 obstetricians/gynecologists

  • 15 gastroenterologists

Dr. Nabil Antaki, himself a gastroenterologist, is one of a group of 15 specialist doctors which, since late 2012, have volunteered their services, treating in private hospitals (with the most minimal equipment and medical fees possible) upwards of 500 civilians severely injured by terrorist bombings, needing specialist care and often life-support. Specialists in his group alone include: three general surgeons, one heart surgeon, one neurosurgeon, two orthopedic surgeons, and three anesthesiologists.

Dr. Antaki has been outspoken about the western media lies on Aleppo. When the western-created “Aleppo is Burning” campaign took flight in late April – the exact time when western-backed terrorists increased their daily bombing of Aleppo to severe bombardments – Dr. Antaki, seeing the worst of the casualties and bombings, spoke out.

When I met him in July 2016, Dr. Antaki continued to be vocal about the media manipulations and fragrant lies about the reality on the ground in Aleppo.

“All of the campaigns which were launched by the western media concerned the east part of Aleppo, which is the part controlled by the ‘rebels’. All the media reported that the people there are suffering, the buildings are destroyed and that the Syrian government are doing ‘war crimes’. But, what we are receiving in the part controlled by the Syrian government is much worse than in the east part. Nobody speaks about what is happening in the western part of Aleppo.There are not only tens of mortars every day which fell on the western part of Aleppo, but hundreds, and every day we have hundreds killed or wounded. And nobody spoke about it. When the media spoke about one supposed hospital destroyed in the eastern part, one week after, the main maternity hospital in Aleppo was hit by bombs sent by the ‘rebels’, and women were killed, and nobody spoke about this.”

Aleppo’s Dr. Tony Sayegh has also been vocal about the blatant media bias on Aleppo. In July, regarding the Quds hospital and related propaganda, Dr. Sayegh told me:

This hospital, in the Sukkari district, they made a big propaganda about it, ‘the last doctor in that area,’ which is absolutely wrong. The government has doctors working in that area who get their salaries from the government, even though the area is controlled by terrorists. For the government, all areas and and their inhabitants are Syrians. Areas where there are terrorists, like al-Manbij, like al-Bab, in all those areas there are many doctors working with the health ministry, and they take their salaries from the health ministry.

Aleppo’s Over Ten Thousand Dead and Maimed Absent From Corporate Headlines

Dr. Nabil Antaki gave the following overview of life for the civilians of government-secured Aleppo, from mid-2012 until our July meeting.

Since July 2012, the main area of Aleppo receives every day mortars, bombs and gas canisters, sent by the ‘rebels’ on the civilians living in Aleppo. Here you have human damage more than there, but less physical destruction, because here we are receiving mortars and gas canister bombs. If a mortar hits the building, it might make a hole the size of a window, but also kill five people at once. In the part of Aleppo under the government control, every day we have dozens of injured and killed.

In late April 2016, terrorists in the occupied eastern quarters of Aleppo, as well as then-occupied Beni Zaid and neighbouring districts, increased their normal bombing campaigns of mortars, gas canister explosives (from household to the the largest size canisters, stuffed with glass, bearings, metal shrapnel), explosive bullets, and powerful foreign-supplied rockets to from high-tens to over one hundred per day on the heavily-populated areas of Aleppo secured by the Syrian state.

Of the heightened bombardment, Dr. Nabil Antaki told me:

Usually you don’t have just one mortar, you have a rain of mortars: ten, twenty, thirty, and more in a few hours. Many people are wounded at the same time. When ambulances bring people to the public hospital, maybe twenty or thirty people arrive at the same time. The public hospitals lack enough medical staff and equipment. So if you have ten severely wounded persons arriving at the same time at the public hospital, by the time care comes, a victim has time to die.

In his Aleppo Medical Association office, Dr. Zaher Buttal read from his diary statistics on the late April/early May terrorists’ bombardment campaign:

  • April 23rd: 81 martyrs, 30 wounded.

  • April 28th & 29th: Bloodiest days. 31 martyrs, 75 wounded **initial numbers only.

  • From April 23rd-30th: 120 martyrs, over 800 wounded.

  • May 3rd: 25 martyrs, 100 wounded (including 3 women killed in the al-Dabeet maternity hospital explosion).

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Dr. Dabeet showing me images of the Western-backed terrorist attack on the maternity hospital named after him

Although the Aleppo Medical Association documented the daily number of killed and injured by this increased bombing campaign, and although the areas attacked included a number of registered Aleppo hospitals, corporate media and Wall Street-backed “human rights groups” in their Turkish-based, or further-removed, reporting on Aleppo preferred to cite “unnamed activists” and al-Qaeda-in-Syria “White Helmets” actors.

Like many (if not most) Aleppo residents, Dr. Zaher Buttal has never heard of the White Helmets. The fact that the head of the Medical Association is not aware of this group purporting to be rescuing civilians in Aleppo highlights the reality that they work solely in terrorist-occupied areas and for the terrorists themselves. For more information on the terrorist-propaganda group that is known as the “White Helmets,” see this video and this article.

Other Pro-Terrorist Propaganda

The same July 2016 Intercept article which promoted the lone-doctor narrative also neglected to mention that a hospital they cite is in fact a hospital not only long-established but also belonging to a volunteer association headed by Syria’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun.

The Intercept article read: “Almouslem’s hospital, Omar Ibn Abdel Aziz, has long been the only functioning medical facility in its pocket of eastern Aleppo City.”

In a mid-July and then an August 11th meeting with Mufti Hassoun in Damascus, he explained that the organization (The Association of Raising the Standard of Health and Social Status) of which he is Director had two hospitals and ten clinics daily giving medical care for free to up to 1500 of Aleppo’s poorest. One of these hospitals was the mentioned Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz hospital. It had three operating rooms, an MRI, nine dialysis machines, 12 incubators, and 50 beds. It is now controlled by terrorists who, Mufit Hassoun said, further mounted machine guns on the hospital’s three ambulances. The humanitarianism of western-backed so-called “moderate” “rebels”.

Mufti Hassoun explained:

In 1985 we started construction of the hospital, and in 1992 the hospital started operating. We treated for free over 400 patients daily, people from a very poor neighbourhood.

When the terrorists took over the hospital, they evicted the doctors, and killed three of the nurses and more than ten of the patients. The media say that MSF is supporting the hospital, but they are using it like a field hospital to treat terrorists. This is the hospital that we built with our own hands, and now they lie and say that it’s their own hospital.

Halfway through a video which the Intercept piece links to, who should appear but the war-propagandizing White Helmets – who only work in terrorist-occupied areas. This is the evidence the Intercept presents, along with a UN report lacking sources for its assertions. The UN has no physical presence in terrorist-occupied eastern Aleppo and, like lying media and NGOs, relies on “unnamed activists” and the SOHR-type sources for their statistics.

Brazenly, Al-Hel online media stole a photo from the Aleppo Medical Association, claiming it depicted doctors in terrorist-occupied eastern Aleppo: “Aleppo doctors are demanding an end to the bombing of the regime … and describe the situation as ‘a humanitarian catastrophe’.”

The equally war-propagandistic Facebook page, Syria Breaking, shared the stolen-photo and Al-Hel article, adding its own lies:

There are now in the eastern part of the city of ‪#‎Aleppo, no fewer than 300 thousand people, there are only 30 doctors in five hospitals to serve them.

The photo in question was in fact from a May 6th protest (photos here) organized by the Aleppo Medical Association outside of the destroyed al-Dabeet maternity hospital, gutted on May 3rd by a terrorist rocket. According to Dr. Zaher Buttal, more than 150 doctors attended the demonstration.

The protest came following the weeks of carnage from terrorists’ relentless bombardment of civilian areas all over government-secured Aleppo – including numerous hospitals – and was, Dr. Buttal said, both in anger at the terrorists’ targeting of hospitals in Aleppo and also to show the world that, contrary to media lies, Aleppo does have doctors.

Of the signs doctors held, Professor Tim Anderson wrote:

Their signs – in English, Italian and German as well as Arabic – read: ‘Syrian Arab Army represents me’, ‘Long live Syria, long live Aleppo’, ‘Terrorists are killing our children’, ‘Armed opposition is destroying our civilisation’, ‘No for armed opposition’.

From the terrorists’ May 3rd bombings, a rocket landed on a parked car right next to the al-Dabeet maternity hospital, causing a massive explosion which gutted the hospital interior, severely damaged the exterior, and burned the two cars parked behind it. Footage from a nearby building’s security camera shows the rocket and subsequent massive explosion occurred at 9:36 am, May 3rd.

A Western-backed terrorist rocket explodes outside Dabeet Maternity hospital in Aleppo

While initial reports said 16 civilians were killed in the May 3rd terrorist bombings, by the time the wounded had succumbed to their severe injuries, 25 people were killed and over 100 injured, according to the medical association’s Dr. Zaher Buttal. The three women killed were in the al-Dabeet hospital reception at the time, said Dr. Dabeet. One of the injured included a 28-week-pregnant woman who survived the loss of long sections of her intestine due to shrapnel injuries.

The operating room was destroyed, along with patient rooms, five of ten incubators (the other five needing repair), and much of his equipment.

One week later the maternity hospital was again hit by a terrorist-fired mortar, destroying the roof and injuring construction workers there, according to Dr. Dabeet.

© Eva Bartlett
Dabeet Maternity hospital after it suffered a direct hit from Western-backed terrorists in Aleppo.

According to Dr. Zaher Buttal, other hospitals hit include the Ibn Rashd hospital, with a mortar hitting the top floor, the Arab Medicine hospital, and the perimeter of the Razi hospital.

Starving, Besieged Civilians? Liberated Areas Ignored

While terrorists’ bombings and sniping attacks have been the most pressing issues in Aleppo in the past few months, other crises since 2012 have been those of water and electricity shortages, as well as the terrorist-blockades suffered by the population in government-secured Aleppo, cutting off food, fuel and medicine to the city.

The already risky Ramouseh road which I took into Aleppo in early July was recently assaulted by terrorist snipers and shelling, and has been closed to prevent civilian fatalities. This sole road leading into Aleppo closed, terrorist actions have again cut the lifeline for the over 1.5 million people inside. In July, Dr. Nabil Antaki explained how terrorists themselves closed the road many times in the past, and the dire effects of doing so.

Because the ‘rebels’ control the main roads around Aleppo, Aleppo has suffered blockades, sometimes for a few days and other times for many, many weeks. During those many weeks, nothing was able to enter Aleppo: no food, no vegetables, no fruits, no gas, no medical equipment, no drugs… the people of Aleppo suffered a lot.

The water supply has been cut by ‘rebels’, because the main water stations are in ‘rebel’ areas. Many times they cut the water for weeks or months. So for three years, we had to use the water of wells — we now have in Aleppo 300 wells which we had to use to provide water for the 1.5 million persons living in Aleppo under the Syrian state.

In addition, we don’t have power supply, because the electricity generator and power supply are in the ‘rebel’ portion of Aleppo, and they cut the supply. That’s why people have private subscription to 1 or 2 amperes, just to have 1 or 2 or 3 bulbs during the night. They have to pay very expensive prices just to have this. The people of Aleppo are truly suffering.

Mustapha Melhis of Aleppo’s water authority explained in July 2015:

Our water reservoirs are 90 kilometers [56 miles] away, in Hafsa, a region held by IS [Islamic State]. In May, they cut the amount of water [supplied] by half….

The second aspect of the problem is distribution. The water pumped by IS flows to the Suleiman Halabi and Bab al-Nairab stations here [in Aleppo]. Both areas are controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra, and they are using the water as a weapon to impose their demands.

In the same article, Aleppo Governor Mohammad Marwan Olabi said:

The power plants are outside the city. Terrorists control two areas from where electricity lines to Aleppo pass. Whenever they want to put pressure on Aleppo, they cut the electricity. And when electricity is gone, the water supply is cut off as well.

Corporate media have largely ignored these very real crises, and instead manufacture (regarding terrorist-held eastern Aleppo) the same types of propaganda campaigns of “starving civilians” which earlier flooded social media and were endorsed by dubious NGOs, like those on Madaya and Yarmouk. In all cases, no mention is made of the fact that the population in the area includes terrorist factions or why there is any lack of supplies (because of the terrorist factions).

As with Madaya and Yarmouk, when residents of the terrorist-inhabited regions do manage to speak to media, inevitablythey speak of terrorists stealing food supplies, hoarding goods and selling them at extortionist rates, and preventing residents from leaving to safer areas.

On July 28, the Syrian Arab Army fully secured the Bani Zaid and Lairamoun northern neighbourhoods of Aleppo city,liberating them from the western-backed mercenaries who occupied the districts since October 2012.

Civilians who had remained in Bani Zaid spoke of the terrorists’ firing of gas canister and other bombs on the civilians of neighbouring government-secured Aleppo districts. Western corporate media largely ignored this significant liberation and the jubilation of liberated residents.

On the same day, President al-Assad issued a decree granting amnesty to Syrians who laid down their weapons and reconciled with the state.

When the Syrian-Russian coordinated humanitarian corridors opened in eastern Aleppo in late July, reports soon after emerged of terrorists preventing residents from leaving, including assassinating residents who attempted to leave. When some residents from these areas did manage to evacuate, testimonies showed them thanking the government for providing the basics and cursing the terrorists for having stolen from them, abused residents, and in many cases killed their loved ones.

Russia Today interviewed evacuees who likewise did not praise the west’s so-called “rebels” but spoke of the hell civilians endured under terrorist occupation.

We left with our remaining children. May God punish the rebels. They did not allow us to leave, they deprived us of gas, water, electricity and bread. We were not allowed to leave. There were no medicines. They used to tell us you live with us or die with us,” one woman said.

Attacks On Aleppo Continue, To Media Silence

“For three days after the liberation of Bani Zaid, it was very quiet in Aleppo. People were happy, there were no more mortars. Suddenly, yesterday, the terrorists started sending mortars and rockets on Aleppo again, especially on Hamdaniya where thousands of displaced people live. So people are leaving this neighbourhood to find another place,” Dr. Nabil Antaki told me on August 1st .

In a phone call on August 10th, Dr. Zaher Buttal updated that since July 30th, terrorist bombings had killed 30 civilians in Aleppo, and wounded hundreds. By August 11th , Dr. Buttal said another 16 civilians in Hamadaniya, Aleppo, had been killed by terrorists’ missiles, another 45 wounded.

Today there was supposed to be a truce between 10 am and 1 pm. Terrorists ignored this and again bombarded Hamadaniya neighbourhood.

Both Dr. Buttal and truth-based media have reported that terrorists used toxic gas in their bombardment of civilian areas of Aleppo.

The Western corporate media and NGO complex, on the other hand, continue to talk about imaginary “last doctors” in Aleppo, while ignoring the very real suffering of over 1.5 million Syrians in government-secured Aleppo, as well as the doctors who are treating them. This is hardly surprising given that, from the very beginning, the corporate media has toed the NATO agenda on Syria, which is to manufacture every imaginable lie and accusation against the Syrian government, the Syrian Arab Army, and the people themselves, in order to chase the NATO-GCC-Zionist-Turkish dream of imposing a puppet government in Syria. They have failed.

Excerpt from an article by Eva Bartlett originally published on SOTT

Eva Bartlett is a freelance journalist and rights activist with extensive experience in the Gaza Strip, where she lived a cumulative three years (from late 2008 to early 2013), arriving by boat as a part of the Free Gaza missions. She documented the 2008/9 and 2012 Israeli war crimes and attacks on Gaza while riding in ambulances and reporting from hospitals. Eva accompanied Palestinian fishers and farmers as they came under intensive fire from the Israeli army. She has been to Syria four times since April 2014 and works to convey the voices of a people suffering under the foreign war on Syria. Her writings can be found on her blog, In Gaza.

clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 01:29 am (UTC)
'There Are No Moderate Rebels' – Tulsi Gabbard Destroys The Deep State's Syria Narrative
Zero Hedge Feb 28, 2017
by Tyler Durden
Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
Tulsi Gabbard has continued to impress ever since she came on the national scene last year with her courageous and very public support for Bernie Sanders in the rigged Democratic primary.
Most recently, she continued to demonstrate her knowledge of geopolitics and willingness to stand up to America’s unelected government, aka the Deep State, in a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Taper.
Note, the clip is about a month old, but important to watch if you haven’t.

If the Democrats have any hope of becoming a decent opposition party which not only resists the worst of Trump, but also rejects the perverted neoliberal/Deep State ideology currently embraced by establishment Dems, Tulsi Gabbard will have to play a key role.
As I highlighted in last February’s post, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding:
A rising star within the Democratic ranks, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, cut herself off from the party’s establishment by resigning from her post as vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee and endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.
Her position with the DNC required her to stay neutral in the primaries, but she said that “the stakes are too high.” She announced her decision on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and made a video where she explained her reasoning.
Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, said she knows the cost of war firsthand. “I know how important it is that our commander-in-chief has the sound judgment required to know when to use America’s military power—and when not to use that power.”
The importance of this move cannot be understated. In no uncertain terms, this gesture publicly exposes the weakness of the “Clinton brand.” She clearly isn’t afraid of Hillary or of any repercussions from the Democratic Party elite, a fact that is underscored by the fact she came out with her endorsement after he got pummeled in South Carolina.
But let’s take a step back and think about this in the even bigger picture. You don’t get to Congress by being a political imbecile. On the surface, this move looks like career suicide, particularly since Hillary is probably about to clinch the nomination. Recall, Rep. Gabbard didn’t merely endorse Sanders after a bruising loss in South Carolina, she stepped down from her official position with the DNC to do so. This isn’t merely a statement, it’s the equivalent of dropping a neutron bomb on the Democratic establishment. So why did she do it?
While I think she genuinely agrees with Sanders on key issues, the reason she came out so aggressively is because she sees the writing on the wall. She’s playing the long game, and in the long game, Hillary Clinton represents a discredited and failed status quo, while Bernie Sanders represents a push toward the paradigm level change that will define the future.
When it comes to the Democrats, we need to see a lot less Pelosi and Schumer, and a lot more Gabbard.
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 02:04 am (UTC)
Syrian Perspective
February 25th, 2017
The nominee of the National Front in France, Marine LePen, has announced that the only solution to the Syrian crisis is Dr. Bashar Al-Assad. Needless to say, she will be a welcome change from the rabid mass murderer and internationally despised weasel, Francois Hollande. Let us hope for her success and the return of France,…

February 28th, 2017
ALEPPO: The army is moving toward Al-Baab after crushing ISIS psychopaths in Taadif who have admitted to abandoning their positions there. As more reinforcements arrive to help in exterminating the Turk-supported derelicts, the latter started shelling our army. Our army fired back destroying 3 armored cars and killing over 20 of the rodents.…

March 2nd, 2017
It has been confirmed. The Syrian Army has entered an abandoned Palmyra (Tadmur) as of this morning, 1:00 a.m., EST. The city’s numerous rodents saw the writing on the walls they besmirched and decided to jam their stinking rodent children and slut wives into vans and flatbeds to escape the wrath of the Syrian…

Edited at 2017-03-06 12:43 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 12:57 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Edited at 2017-03-03 01:47 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 01:48 pm (UTC)
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the Trump administration has warned that the U.S. isn't and won't bound by decisions made at the World Trade Organization, in outlining a new trade agenda that "promises to root out unfair practices by foreign countries" and to escalate what are already simmering trade conflicts.

Euro Breakup Contagion Risk Is Exploding
With existential elections looming, Sentix Euro Break-up Contagion Index - a market measure of the contagion risk from one or more countries leaving the euro area within the next 12 months period - has hit its post-2012 record recently...

The US Warms Up To Trump: 3 In 4 Americans Approve Of Trump Address
In a new poll from CNN/ORC, more than 75% of Americans reacted positively to Trump's Tuesday night "Presidential" address to Congress with 57% reacting "very positively." That said, CNN was quick to point out that Trump's "very positive" rating fell well below Obama's 68% rating in his first address to a join session of Congress in 2009.

Dramatic Aerial Footage Shows What The Oroville Dam Looks Like Now
Earlier this month, we all heard the news that the Oroville Dam was damaged, and that thousands of residents living in its shadow would have to be evacuated. Fortunately the dam held, and the residents of Oroville were able to return to their homes. For the most part the story has since faded from the news. However, the damage remains.

White House Is Exploring Use Of Military Force Against North Korea
An internal White House strategy review on North Korean options includes the possibility of both military force and regime change to counter the country’s nuclear-weapons threat, the WSJ reports, a prospect that has some U.S. allies in the region on edge.
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
Some Zero Hedge 4
The 100 Year Debt-Supercycle Is Coming To An End: "Facing Greatest Crisis In Human History"
"These things move in century-long cycles, and it is time to assess where we’re at, at what point in history we have reached. Central banking has enslaved us all, and doomed us to the next crisis, and there may be nothing we can do to stop it…"

Russian Jets Nearly Bomb US Forces In Syria, Hit US-Backed Rebels
Russian and Syrian jets nearly hit U.S. forces in northern Syria on Tuesday when they attacked positions held by Syrian Democratic Forces, a US ally in the ongoing effort to expel the Islamic State from Syria, the top U.S. commander in Iraq and Syria said Wednesday.
Precision bombing. The US is there illegally.

"Dear President Trump: If You Want To Cut Healthcare Costs & Stem The Opiate Death Spiral, Legalize Marijuana"
"Do the right thing and fully legalize marijuana. It's time to move beyond addled fictions and deal with the ugly realities of a system that actively promotes "legal" opiate addiction and death while outlawing marijuana."

11 Quotes From Trump's Speech To Congress That Expose The Dismal Reality Of Obama's Legacy
After Tuesday night, nobody should have any more doubt that the U.S. economy has been in the process of collapsing... He detailed many of the most important problems that our nation is facing, and he explained his prescription for addressing those problems.

Bitcoin Reaches Parity With Gold
For the first time ever (based on Bloomberg data), Bitcoin is trading at parity with an ounce of gold.

Is The Tyranny Of A Cashless Society Coming?
The relatively few people who may ultimately control all of the digital wealth of Americans will virtually have control of all the people in a cashless society. This results in a definite loss of freedom and liberty. Digital currency transactions in lieu of cash would allow virtually 100 percent tracking of all Americans, including law-abiding citizens and all that we do.

The "Sinister" Side Of Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency
Central banks and international financial institutions represent? - ?and work for? - ?creditors first and people second. That is why they can be serially wrong with so little direct consequence. This is the backdrop against which we are invited to trust the banking system with central bank-issued digital currency.

"Hillary For Mayor" Posters Popping Up All Around New York City

Soros-Backed Group Organizes Massive Coal Blockade In Ukraine
Ukraine has been (and continues to be) a major “flash point” that holds dire consequences for a Europe already in tatters. Fighting is still occurring in the Eastern provinces and now we have Maidan (a Soros-backed destabilizing organization) coming to the forefront again, organizing a massive blockade of coal shipments (big enough that Kiev has claimed it is an emergency).

Newly-Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets
by George Washington
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
Russia Insider 1
Four Big Reasons Russophobia Is Raging in the USA
Justin Raimondo
Wed, Mar 1, 2017
I once had an online conversation with a journalist whose name you would instantly recognize that started with a question for me: “Why Russia?” Why, this person wanted to know, are we witnessing a hate campaign aimed at Moscow, decades after the implosion of international communism and the breakup of the USSR?
I tried to give him a coherent and comprehensive answer, but Twitter is not conducive to in-depth discussions of that sort, and so I filed it away as a question to be answered at a later date. And certainly now is the time to answer it: the Democratic party and its media minions are demanding an “investigation” (i.e. a fishing expedition) into the burning question of whether the President of the United States is the Manchurian Candidate: “Putin’s puppet,” as Hillary Clinton infamously averred. Our out-of-control intelligence agencies are furiously pushing the same line.
This echo of the 2016 presidential campaign is surely one major reason why the anti-Russsian hysteria has reached such a fever pitch. As Glenn Greenwald writes in a recent piece in The Intercept:
“[I]t’s used to avoid confronting the fact that Trump is a by-product of the extraordinary and systemic failure of the Democratic Party. As long as the Russia story enables pervasive avoidance of self-critique – one of the things humans least like to do – it will continue to resonate no matter its actual substance and value.”
Well, yes, but the fact is that Mrs. Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler well before the 2016 election, and the same Democratic party foreign policy mandarins – Strobe Talbott comes to mind – were busy whipping up Russophobic sentiment in the years preceding Trump’s victory at the polls. Greenwald points out that President Obama’s policy toward Russia wasn’t at all Clintonian, but this is only true if one fails to look beneath the surface. The roots of the current hysteria were laid during his reign: after all, the US-German-EU effort to overthrow the democratically elected President of Ukraine, and the installation of a “pro-Western” regime, occurred while Obama was in the White House. The Magnitsky Act, targeting top Russian officials, was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2012.
And so while the present quite extraordinary campaign to portray Russia as our Major Adversary has been given considerable impetus by the Democratic party elites, eager to explain away their humiliating defeat – and discredit the current occupant of the White House – there’s much more to it than that. We can break it down into four major reasons:
1) Inter-service rivalry in the military – In May of last year, I wrote about the war breaking out between the various components of the US military, a battle over budgets:
More http://russia-insider.com/en/four-big-reasons-russophobia-raging-usa/ri19072

Poland's Neocon Poster Boy Radoslaw Sikorski Spills the Beans: Russia Poses No Real Threat to Europe
John Helmer (Dances with Bears) Feb 17, 2017

God Commands Tony Blair to Lead Peasants' Revolt Against Democratic Referendum
Riley Waggaman Feb 17, 2017

Big Bad Russia vs Poor Little NATO: A Disinformation Primer (VIDEO)
Paul Kaiser Feb 18, 2017

Washington Wants Coalition of Sunni Regimes to Fight Iran. Okay, But Tehran Would Completely Crush Them
Rudy Panko Feb 18, 2017

Russia Has the Lowest National Debt in Europe. Meanwhile, in America...
Matthew Allen Feb 18, 2017
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
Russia Insider 2
Lavrov Tells It Right to Pence’s Smug Face: Russia Will End US-Led World Order
Rudy Panko Feb 19, 2017

Is This Washington’s Last Chance to Finish Its Middle East ‘Hit List’?
Dr. William Feb 19, 2017

How Useless Is NATO? So Useless That Four NATO Members Would Pick Russia to Defend Them If Attacked
RI Staff Feb 19, 2017

Aleppo Residents Thank Russian Sappers For Removing Bombs Left Behind by CIA's ‘Moderate’ Rebels
Paul Kaiser Feb 19, 2017

Transparent Lies and Bold Xenophobia: Watching America Unravel on Late Night Television
Riley Waggaman Feb 19, 2017

2017: The Year American Diplomacy Curled up and Died
Riley Waggaman Feb 20, 2017

A Bomb Killed 4 Russian Soldiers in Syria. But We're Not Being Told the Full Story. Why?
RI Staff Feb 20, 2017

Russia's Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin, Dies in New York
RI Staff Feb 20, 2017

Top American Journalist Weighs In: Churkin Knew Too Much, 'Recruited Trump to the USSR'
RI Staff Feb 20, 2017

At Least Four Senior Russian Diplomats Have Died Suddenly in the Last Two Months
RI Staff Feb 21, 2017

Moscow’s Peace Efforts Are Sabotaged as Washington Aims to Make War With Russia Inevitable
Rudy Panko Feb 21, 2017

ISIS Calls For Backup: Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions Near Damascus
Rudy Panko Feb 22, 2017

The Media Is Lying to Your Face About Russian Bombers Near NATO Airspace
Paul Kaiser Feb 22, 2017

Ready For Anything: Iskander Tactical Missile Systems Will Soon Protect Every Square Meter of Russian Soil
Richard Brandt Feb 22, 2017

John Podesta Squirms as He Tries to Explain Pizzagate (VIDEO)
Rudy Panko Feb 22, 2017

UN ‘Fact Finding Mission' Returns From Twitter With Lots of Evidence of Assad Chemical Attacks
Paul Kaiser Feb 22, 2017

Lavrov Deep-Fries Merkel: US Tapped Your Phone, But You're Whining About ‘Russian Hacking’?
Matthew Allen Feb 22, 2017

Neo-Nazi Leader Vows to Dissolve Rada and Dethrone Poroshenko. Great. Shut up and Do It Already
Rudy Panko Feb 23, 2017

Sweden Is Sliding Into Chaos — and the Media Is Applauding
Vincent DeLarge Feb 23, 2017
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 06:28 pm (UTC)
Russia Insider 3
Moscow Means Business: Russia Forms Elite Syrian Army Unit to Hunt Down ISIS
Rudy Panko Feb 24, 2017

Russia’s Military Miracle: How Moscow Upended Washington’s Global Hegemony
Richard Brandt Feb 24, 2017

We’d Already Be at War If an American Diplomat Had Dropped Dead in Moscow
RI Editorial Board Feb 24, 2017

The Liars Fold: Russia Vindicated Once Again
Matthew Allen Feb 25, 2017

NATO Concedes It Has No Purpose, But Promises to 'Find Ways to Stay in Business'
Richard Brandt Feb 25, 2017

Russia Already Knows Man-Made Climate Change Is a Hoax. Now It's Time For the West to Wake Up
Rudy Panko Feb 26, 2017

The Body Count Grows: Covert War Is Being Waged Against Russia
RI Editorial Board Feb 26, 2017

War at Any Cost: Israeli Special Forces Enter Syrian Territory to 'Monitor' Extremist Groups Fighting Assad
RI Staff Feb 26, 2017

Are We Toast? Documentary Reveals Looming Geopolitical and Environmental Disasters (VIDEO)
Riley Waggaman Feb 26, 2017

Israel Created a Problem That It Doesn’t Want to Solve
John Chuckman Feb 27, 2017

Greece to Surrender Gold, Utilities and Real Estate in Exchange For Pieces of Paper Printed in Brussels
Matthew Allen Feb 27, 2017

Putin Rallies the Troops: Eurasia Prepares to Take on the Globalists
Rudy Panko Feb 27, 2017

A Ticking Time Bomb: People Know They’re Being Lied To and They’ve Had Enough
Matthew Allen Feb 28, 2017

Washington's Proposed 'Defense' Spending Increase Is More Than 80% of Russia's ENTIRE Military Budget
Paul Kaiser Feb 28, 2017

Best Friends Forever: John McCain ‘Accused of Accepting Improper Donations From Rothschilds’
Rudy Panko Feb 28, 2017

Washington's Game of 'Kick the Can' Could Be Coming to an Abrupt End
Paul Goncharoff Feb 28, 2017

Moscow Rubs Salt Into Washington’s Wounds: Turkish Stream Is Back — and It Signals Victory in Syria
Richard Brandt Feb 28, 2017

Russia Is Christian and Proud of It. No Wonder It’s a Punching Bag For Liberals and Neocons
Vincent DeLarge Feb 28, 2017

NATO Infighting in Syria: US Special Forces Protect Kurds From Turkish-Backed Fanatics
RI Staff Feb 28, 2017

Beijing Just Made Its Geopolitical Position Crystal Clear: China Stands With Russia
Rudy Panko Feb 28, 201
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Russia Insider 4
Glenn Greenwald Dissects the New Yorker Magazine's Psychotic Russophobia
Glenn Greenwald Mar 1 2017

Sick and Depraved: NATO 'Saddened' by Explosions in Serbia
RI Editorial Board Mar 1 2017

Is Nikki Haley a Robohuman Controlled by Samantha Power? All Evidence Suggests 'Yes'
Matthew Allen Mar 1 2017

Four Big Reasons Russophobia Is Raging in the USA
Justin Raimondo Mar 2 2017

Russia Steps up Syrian Humanitarian Aid Effort as West Cries Crocodile Tears on Twitter
Paul Kaiser Mar 2 2017

Separatists Seize Assets of Two-Faced Oligarch. Donetsk Is Now a True People's Republic
Riley Waggaman Mar 2 2017

Fictitious Russian Airstrike Almost Kills American Soldiers Who Shouldn’t Be in Syria
Rudy Panko Mar 2 2017

The Dutch and the Anti-EU Revolt
Eric van de Beek A report from Holland Mar 2 2017

Greece to Surrender Gold, Utilities and Real Estate in Exchange For Pieces of Paper Printed in Brussels
Matthew Allen Feb 27, 2017

Straight From the Clinton Playbook: Russia Blamed For Murder of DNC Staffer
Matthew Allen Mar 2, 2017

Palmyra Liberated: Russian and Syrian Forces Bulldoze ISIS in 1 Day
RI Staff Mar 2 2017

Who Needs Dollars? Russia and China Are Now Dominating Global Gold Production
Devalued paper for gold. Not a bad deal. And in partnership with China -- an ally, BRICS member, and fellow petrodollar-dumper.
Rudy Panko Mar 2 2017

Funds Flow Into Russia: Moscow Reaps Rewards of Low Debt as US Braces For Debt Ceiling Crisis
RI Staff Mar 3 2017

Russia Liberates World Heritage Sites While Washington Mopes About Imaginary Airstrikes
Richard Brandt Mar 3 2017

Soon Only ‘Refugees’ Will Be Allowed Visa-Free Travel in Europe
Matthew Allen Mar 3 2017

Ukraine Is Just the Beginning: The Neoliberals Will Destroy Europe
Anonymous Mar 3 2017

Confirmed: Russian Special Forces Led Blitz Assault on Palmyra. 1,000 Militants Killed or Injured
Richard Brandt Mar 3 2017

[Added Who Needs Dollars?]

Edited at 2017-03-05 03:56 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 3rd, 2017 07:16 pm (UTC)
Psychopaths have control of the West's military

Because of the electorate's misplaced trust in politicians and bureaucracy. In Britain it's time to call abusers of the public's trust to account starting with the May regime and working back to the Major regime. The enemies of humanity heading various departments of the CS, justice, police, military, intelligence services and the BoE corporation must be called to account. Their attachment to the teats of the public funds trough should be severed at the earliest possible moment pending trial.
Charges range from treason, war crimes and complicity, misuse and abuse of public funds, misuse of security and defence services, deception (the EU con, CO2 con, currency con, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, supporting terrorists and mercenaries attacking democratic countries and supporting NATO in its destruction of those countries) and failure to serve the public and country ahead of the banks and the military industrial complex, especially the BoE and the IMF. Maybe a dozen or three more charges including failure to declare membership of clandestine gangs such as the Sumerian judaic (false jewish) freemasons and the zios' Bilderberg gang.
Local government should be in the queue for a fair common law trial too. There's no chance of an honest trial of any them from the zio Rothschild-Windsor led bunch of false justice dispensing freemason liars, cheats and self-serving criminals we are supposed to respect.
The Americans appear to be taking care of their end.
I have hopes for Canadians against their KJ regime.

Edited at 2017-03-04 10:43 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 4th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
Ted Talk
What explains the rise of humans?
Yuval Noah Harari
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself).
Good to hear someone verbalise our fictional reality.

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide
Yuval Noah Harari
How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media -- even our notion of what humanity is for.
Aside from the theme, curious that he finds humans can sustain a social circle of around 150 yet comes across as favouring global government and globalization, one size fits all.

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time
These are astonishing days. Amid rapid-fire policy changes, America has grown even more divided; similar divisions are spreading across the world. Vitriolic rhetoric roars from all sides, and battle lines are hardening. We aren't listening to one another. Is there space left for dialogue? For reason? For thoughtful persuasion?

"Humanity can rise to the challenge": Yuval Harari in conversation at TED Dialogues
How to explain the stunning political upheaval of 2016 -- Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in the US -- as well as the current and ongoing atmosphere of division, discontent and disquiet that fills many people’s lives? One simple answer: “We’ve lost our story,”

More vid podcasts http://www.ted.com/search?q=yuval

Edited at 2017-03-04 10:54 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
Anti Semitism by false jews
The false jew aggression against Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and support of terrorism in those countries is anti Semitic and an act of war.
The false jew invasion of Palestine was anti Semitic.
The false jew occupation of Palestine is anti Semitic.
The false jew genocide* of Palestinians is anti Semitic.
The false jew apartheid** against Palestinians is anti Semitic.
The false jew renaming of most of Palestine is anti Semitic.
The false jew expansion into and exploitation of remaining Palestinian territories is anti Semitic.
Rothschild exploitation of false jew occupied Palestine is anti Semitic.

*Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.

**Broadly speaking, apartheid was delineated into petty apartheid, which entailed the segregation of public facilities and social events, and grand apartheid, which dictated housing and employment opportunities by race.

More on the false jews in the next post.

[Sorry LJ for any cyber attacks this brings from the false jew hackers.]

Edited at 2017-03-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 05:41 pm (UTC)
Russia Today reports
Photo of Clinton reading about Pence’s email scandal goes viral

Sessions scandal: ‘US heading to constitutional crisis’

EPA allows thousands of fossil fuel companies to withhold data on greenhouse gasses

26,000 members quit Labour Party… but is Corbyn or Brexit to blame?
Mostly pinkos, conservatives and other harmful excess baggage?

Human cloning a step closer after UK scientists create artificial embryos

Volkswagen emissions scandal could cause 1,200 early deaths in Europe – study
CO2 isn't mentioned as it isn't a pollutant.

News Line 17:11 GMT 4 March 207
220 civilians killed by strikes in Iraq, Syria since 2014 - U.S. military
Twenty-one civilians were killed in nine separate strikes by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria between November and January, the U.S. military said on Saturday. That brings the total number of civilians unintentionally killed by the coalition since the start of operations against the militant group in 2014 to 220, the military said in a statement. "Although the Coalition takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some incidents casualties are unavoidable," the statement said. The military estimate is far lower than those provided by monitoring groups. At least 2,463 civilians have been killed by coalition air strikes, according to monitoring group Airwars. In an incident on Jan. 13, near the Iraqi city of Mosul, the military said eight civilians were killed during a strike on Islamic State fighters in a house. "During post-strike video analysis civilians were identified near the house who were not evident prior to the strike," the statement said. As of Feb. 28, the coalition has carried out 18,666 strikes in Iraq and Syria since the start of the operation, according to U.S. military data. The average daily cost of operations is $12.7 million, according to the data. (Reuters)
12.7 mil in tax funds (plus interest), plus black ops funds up in smoke every day. Big profits for the weapons producers and banks that finance it all.

Settlers protest demolition of West Bank homes
Now the squatters know what it is like.

Iran successfully tests Russia-supplied S-300 anti-aircraft system – media
Preparing for war.

We are struggling to cope with numbers fleeing ISIS & govt air strikes – Mosul aid worker to RT

Mortar fire from Iraqi forces and ISIS: Mosul civilians at serious risk – HRW

WHO readies emergency plan after Mosul 'chemical attack'

Anti-Syrian-war protest disrupts White Helmets pop-up music tribute (VIDEO)

Scores of ISIS bodies, burning gas fields – RT visits battleground outside Palmyra (EXCLUSIVE)

Destroyed ISIS tanks, ongoing battles witnessed by RT crew in liberated Palmyra (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Palmyra recapture – message to ISIS that Syrian army can liberate Raqqa’
How upsetting for the Israeli, British and US intelligence and military services.

‘Yemen war is genocide’
No matter how many civilians are killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, the international community only condemns the crimes of the resistance, because they oppose Saudi Arabia, says Catherine Shakdam, Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies.
by Catherine Shakdam
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
More from RT
Somalia drought crisis: 110 people dead from hunger in 2 days, says PM
A product of capitalism and a corrupt UN. The population reduction programme.

Why Libya's cry for justice must be heard
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting in Moscow with Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, reminds us that security and stability has yet to be restored in the war-torn country.
by John Wight

‘US goal is to become dominant force in Iraq’
The US wants to become a key player in Iraq, so a complete defeat of ISIS is not in its interests. It balked every time Russia seriously proposed joining forces against ISIS, says George Szamuely, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute.

NATO’s scaremongering about ‘Russia threat’ to Baltic States ‘is all about money’
The US security establishment is trying to justify its existence, says Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Peace Institute, commenting on a new report which lists how NATO can help the Baltic States counter Russian ‘hybrid warfare.'
Protection racket on suicidal steroids, unless Russia is in on it. Their military industrial sector hasn't done too badly.

The morally reprehensible rehabilitation of George W. Bush
The big chimp is back. No, I’m not talking about the imminent release of the new King Kong film, but the return of George W. Bush.
by Neil Clark
Bet that brought the house down. A master criminal.

‘US Republicans & Democrats both addicted to war and militarism’
When the global military empire takes money from programs that poor people depend on and gives it to rich military contractors - it is a theft and looting of the national budget, says Brian Becker, the National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition.
Was it 128 F35s, and an upgrade of Germany's... I mean Scotland's nuclear deterrent. the country was put under austerity for?

'White Helmets helping rebrand terror groups to create Syrian no-fly zones' - Vanessa Beeley
Increased terrorist attacks during the peace talks put pressure on the US to divide the militant factions inside Syria to determine who are terrorists and who are not. A terrorist rebranding process comes into play at that point, says researcher Vanessa Beeley.

#OurNHS: Thousands rally in London to protest privatization of health service (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Thousands of activists, including healthcare staff, took part in a London demonstration on Saturday to protest cuts and the privatization of the UK’s healthcare service.

British NATO General wants cyber-attacks to trigger article 5 collective response
NATO’s top European commander wants cyber-attacks to be considered a strong enough reason to trigger the alliance’s Article 5 which contains the principle of collective self-defense.
Enemy of humanity.

Migration will give UK biggest population in Europe by 2045
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 06:05 pm (UTC)
Did Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Approve Sending Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels?
By Patricia Ramirez
Global Research, March 04, 2017
Inquisitr 3 May 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh believes that Hillary Clinton approved the sending of sarin gas to Syria. At a time when Clinton is trying to secure the 2016 democratic presidential nomination, Hersh is coming forward with allegations that the democratic presidential front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was a go-between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Middle Eastern nations (namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey) to set up a horrific sarin gas attack and place the blame on the shoulders of Assad. Why? So that the U.S. could invade Syria and blame Assad.
“By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria.”
Hersh didn’t elaborate as to whether the “arms” he referred to encompassed the chemical precursors for creating sarin gas, which Libya stockpiled. However, multiple independent reports have independently confirmed that Gaddafi of Libya did, indeed, possess such stockpiles. Additionally, the The Free Thought Project reports, the much-touted U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was operating as a “rat line” for Gaddafi’s weaponry while Hillary Clintonwas at the helm.
Seymour Hersh isn’t the first or only reporter to publicly call out the Hillary Clinton/Syria connection. Christopher Lehmann said on October 7, 2013 that top U.S. (and Saudi) officials were responsible for the chemical weapons being used in Syria. Interestingly, Lehmann’s sources were completely different than Hersh’s.
“Evidence leads directly to the White House, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, CIA Director John Brennan, Saudi Intelligence Chief Prince Bandar, and Saudi Arabia´s Interior Ministry.”
The headline of Lehmann’s article? “Top US and Saudi Officials responsible for Chemical Weapons in Syria.”
To make matters more damning for Hillary Clinton, two industry-leading U.S. analysts determined that Lehmann was correct. Indeed, the Lloyd-Postal report reportedly concluded that the U.S. government’s public claims regarding the attack are inaccurate.
“The US Government’s Interpretation of the Technical Intelligence It Gathered Prior to and After the August 21 Attack CANNOT POSSIBLY BE CORRECT.”
As one news outlet reports, “Obama has clearly been lying.”
However, for the first documented time, Hersh has now pointed the finger at democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Story http://www.globalresearch.ca/did-presidential-candidate-hillary-clinton-approve-sending-sarin-gas-to-syrian-rebels/5577775
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
Global Environmental Pollutants: Is Anthropogenic Activity Despoiling the Planet?
Or is it Mainly the Anti-Human Activity of Multinational Corporations?
By Dr. Gary G. Kohls
Global Research, March 04, 2017
Definition of Anthropogenic: “an adjective used to describe the environmental pollution and pollutants that originate from human or corporate activity.”
Conscientious whistleblowers in the honor-the-earth, protect-the-water and assorted other environmental movements regularly point out the glaring reality that it is actually the amoral, conscienceless multinational corporations that are the main cause of local, regional and planetary environmental pollution.
But if an investigative journalist accidentally allows those assertions to be published or voiced, the media’s propaganda machine predictably goes into defensive mode or attack mode, first casting doubt on the whistle-blower’s assertions or else it issues an ad hominem attack upon the whistle-blower.
The corporation’s stable of lawyers and public relations department – with the assistance of assorted media mouthpieces – start mis-directing the public’s perceptions by repeatedly using the “time-honored” phrase of “human activity” or “man-made activity” for causing the problem (even though all the credible truly scientific evidence implicates “corporate activity” for the damage).
Thereafter, especially if the media outlet depends on advertising revenue from the corporate polluter, the whistle-blower will likely be black-balled from further interviews.
Every polluting, fossil fuel-burning multinational corporation could be indicted in any unbiased court of law for crimes against humanity and for crimes against the planet – if any courageous lawyer could be found to prosecute the case. Plenty of solid scientific data exists to convict polluting corporations for their crimes against the planet – if a fair-minded judge could be found that is not beholden to corporate interests.
And any legislative body containing a majority of honorable politicians (that have not taken corporate campaign bribes) would easily pass legislation protecting the planet rather than listening for even another minute to the corrupted “pseudoscience” that is spouted so regularly by the highly-paid mercenary lobbyists that do the bidding their industry paymasters.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/global-environmental-pollutants-is-anthropogenic-activity-despoiling-the-planet/5577748
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 06:09 pm (UTC)
More from GR
Turkey’s Euphrates Shield Military Intervention. Towards the Division of Northern Syria?

Bosnia- Herzegovina “Referendum Caravan” against NATO and Euro-Atlantic Integration
By Milko Pejovic
Global Research, March 04, 2017
Activists of the opposition political forces and public organizations from Montenegro initiated a rally from Podgorica to Brussels. According to the organizer of the action, the head of the movement “Hopeless Resistance” Marco Milachich, the activists are to declare in front of the international community about the necessity of a referendum on the country’s accession to NATO.
The protests against the country accession to NATO have been held in Banja Luka before. Residents of city often gather on the main square, to remind of the bloody NATO military actions in Yugoslavia in 1999.
According to the leader of public patriotic organization of the Republic of Srpska “Our Serbia” Mladjan Djordjevic, the West is actively working to maintain artificial separatist movements inside the RC. Moreover, the West is providing active support for Sarajevo, to deprive Banja Luka sovereignty and the right to resist the policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to join NATO. At the same time, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina actually lives on external funds. The corruption reaches colossal scales, and the authorities have become puppets of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/bosnia-herzegovina-referendum-caravan-against-nato-and-euro-atlantic-integration/5577444

Selected Articles: Syria: UN Report Endorses Al Qaeda, Germany to Censor Press and Internet, Turkey: Erdogan’s Exploitation of Islam

Thirty Seconds to Midnight explores the fallout of U.S. foreign policy
Documentary filmmaker Regis Tremblay is trying to get the word out about the dangers of nuclear war, nuclear power, and climate change.
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clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Are Russian diplomats being assassinated? (UPDATED)
The Saker February 21, 2017

Since the death of Vitaly Churkin I see more and more speculations that Russian diplomats are being killed (example here and here) This is exceedingly unlikely and I consider these speculations to be based on ignorance and a form of “clickbaiting”. Here is why:
So four senior Russian diplomats have died in one month. Considering how many diplomats Russia has worldwide, this hardly a tsunami.
They died in Ankara (murder), Athens (natural causes), New Delhi (disease) and New York (heart attack). There is no pattern, no modus operandi, no common link between these men and their deaths.
During the Cold War the US and Soviets had an understanding that they would not attack each other’s personnel simply because any such attack would trigger an immediate retaliation which both sides wanted to avoid. There is absolutely nothing suggesting that this has changed.
Killing diplomats is useless. They don’t really take decisions but their symbolic value is immense. Thus the benefit for murdering them is zero and the cost potentially a nuclear war.
Russia is not the Palestinian Authority which had to ask for a French expertise to establish the real cause of death of Yassir Arafat. If anybody hard murdered Russian diplomats the Russians would inevitably find out who did it and why and the retaliation would be terrible (all, repeat, all the Takfiri Chechen leaders have by now been killed by the Russians, as have been the units who killed the Russian pilot in Syria as have been the key Takfiri leaders in Aleppo).

Coincidences do happen and not everything is the result of a conspiracy. In this case, there is exactly zero evidence of a plot by anybody to murder Russian diplomats and spreading rumors about that is unhelpful and distracting from the important issues.
The Saker

UPDATE: okay, I am not coming across, so let me try something different: call two authorities to my rescue. First, Carl Sagan who used to say that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“. In this case, the claim is absolutely extraordinary: the murder of a senior diplomat is basically an act of war. As for the evidence, at this time of writing it is exactly ZERO. Nothing. Ziltch. Nihil. My next expert authority is William of Occam who wrote “Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem” which meaning can be roughly rendered as “the simplest explanation is the best”. For example, while it is definitely *possible* that Russian diplomats have been murdered, it is far more likely that they simply died. Of course, I cannot prove a negative. But at this point in time I repeat that this line of speculation is based on absolutely nothing, that there is no evidence at all while the the claim is truly extraordinary. To simple speculate on the basis of a statistically irrelevant sample and arrive far reaching hypotheses is simply not “analysis”. At best, this is idle gossip. Frankly, I am kind of shocked and even disappointed that so many seem to miss the total lack of evidentiary support, nevermind any “proof”, for this hypothesis.

Against that, the false jews are desperate to start a nuke war against Russia and are doing everything they can to provoke a military response from the imaginary enemy. Taking into account the psychopathy and criminality constantly displayed by (Muslim Bro?) Obama and the Clinton crime family, I wouldn't discount the likelihood that some of the diplomats were killed by them as an adjunct to Pentagon-CIA-NATO provocation.
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 06:48 pm (UTC)
The Donbass is breaking away from an agonizing Ukraine
The Saker March 04, 2017
This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-donbass-is-breaking-away-from-an-agonizing-ukraine/

Tectonic shifts are continuing to occur in the political landscape of the Ukraine. Last week, following the imposition of a total blockade against Novorussia by the Ukronazis, Russia declared that she will from now on recognize the official documents emitted by the DNR and LNR authorities. This week, the Novorussian authorities have nationalized all the key factories of the Donbass. Furthermore, the Novorussians have now declared that since the Ukrainian authorities are not willing to purchase their coal and anthracite they will from now on export them to Russia. And just to make sure that they cover all their bases, the Novorussians have also declared that from now on only the Russian Ruble will be circulating in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.
Not to be undone, the Ukronazis have also taken a highly significant step: the Ukrainian Prime Minister has declared that he thinks that the irregular forces currently enforcing the blockade should be considered official border guards (as for these soon to be “border guards”, they have explained that for their main border post shall be called “nightingale” in honor of the Nachtigall battalion of the Nazi Abwehr).

Let’s sum all this up:
The Urkonazis completely close down the unofficial border with Novorussia
Russia recognizes Novorussian documents
The DNR and LNR nationalize all the Ukrainian industry in the Donbass
The Ukronazis declare that the line of contact is now to be considered a border
The Novorussians declare that the Russian Ruble is the only legal currency in Novorussia
The Novorussians will now export their entire production of coal/anthracite to Russia
All the factories in Novorussia will no longer pay taxes to Kiev
I don’t know about you – but to me this sure looks like the DNR and LNR are cutting off their last ties to the Ukraine and the the junta in Kiev appears to go along with this plan.
In reality, this is all much more complicated. There is a covert war going on between the Ukrainian oligarchs Rinat Akhmetov, Igor Kolomoiskii and President Poroshensko and there is also a not so covert war taking place between the Ukronazi opposition and Poroshenko. There are also many unanswered questions left, including how and if the Novorussians will sell their production of coal and anthracite either to Russia (which Russia really doesn’t need) or through Russia (possibly concealing its real origin). This situation also begs the question of what the Russian banks will be able and willing to do to help the Novorussians. The sums of money involved are huge and there are many, often mutually exclusive, interests competing against each other. But I don’t dwell into that level right now – what is most important to me is the big picture and that big picture says “good-bye Ukraine”.
One can judge of the seriousness of these developments by the truly Herculean efforts made by the western corporate media not to notice them. Even the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, who was in Kiev yesterday, was focusing exclusively on the upcoming Eurovision competition, and not on the dramatic developments taking place in the southeast.
In the Ukrainian context, the expression “never say never” is probably even more important than usual, but I will say that if what I think is happening is really happening, that is, if the Donbass is now de-facto cutting its last ties with the Ukraine and integrating Russia politically and economically, and if the junta in Kiev appears to have been unable to prevent the Nazi volunteers from triggering this crisis with their blockade, then this potentially means to very important things:
The Ukronazis have given up on the concept of reconquering Novorussia.
The breakup of the rump-Ukraine has begun.
Continues with:
The blockade of the Donbass was decided by a rather small group of nationalist leaders who never asked for, or received, any authorization for their actions from the junta in Kiev.
clothcapclothcap on March 5th, 2017 07:17 pm (UTC)
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