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The Truth About the Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria  

Selected Articles: The Truth About the Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria

Criminal Media Messaging, Black Propaganda

By Mark Taliano, April 21, 2017

US-led NATO supports terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. Same story. Corporate cartoon news amounts to war propaganda.

The West supports terrorism. Period.

The terrorists are proxies for the West.

Terrorism also includes illegal sanctions, and illegal bombing, and other genocidal strategies.

Chlorine, Not Sarin, Was Used In The Khan Sheikhun Incident

By Moon of Alabama, April 21, 2017

The OPCW did not conclude that a chemical attack occurred in Khan Sheikhun. It suggested nothing about the incident itself. It only talked about bio-medical samples of several persons – nothing more, nothing less. It also did not give any hint of how much exposure the persons in question received. Was it a minimal traceable amount that had no effect on them or did they die from it? The OPCW does not say.

Syria: Media Cover Up of Crimes Committed by US Backed Al Qaeda “Rebels”

By Whitney Webb, April 20, 2017

The media has worked to flip the narrative to glorify the rebels and frame any atrocities committed by them as having been perpetrated by the Syrian government. The BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN are the most prominent examples.

Fake News and False Flags against Syria: Why the Assad Government Most Likely Did Not Commit the Gas Attacks in Khan Shaykhun

By Gregor Flock, April 21, 2017

Former British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford likewise states that it is “highly unlikely” (0:10) that either Syria or Russia were behind the gas attacks, also since “we know for a fact that the Jihadis were storing chemical weapons in schools in Eastern Aleppo, because these were seen later by Western journalists” (0:40).

clothcapclothcap on April 22nd, 2017 12:31 pm (UTC)
Video: Battle for Northern Hama. US Troops at the Syrian-Jordanian Border
By South Front
Global Research, April 22, 2017

On April 20, the northern Hama frontline experienced a major breakthrough when government forces, led by the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces and 5th Legion, captured the strategic militant-held town of Taibat al-Imam.
Government forces had entered the town from the southeastern direction following intense artillery and air strikes and pushed members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and allied militant groups to withdraw from the town after a 8-hours long battle. After the withdrawal of the so-called opposition, pro-militant media activists released a number of contradictory reports that up to 80 “regime soldiers” were killed in the clashes. Nevertheless, with no proofs this looked like a wishful thinking. In turn, two leaders of Jaish al-Izza, “Saher al-Saleh” and “Muhammad Jallad” were confirmed to be killed as a result of the artillery strikes.
clothcapclothcap on April 22nd, 2017 12:35 pm (UTC)
International Collaboration to End Violence
“People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World”
By Robert J. Burrowes
Global Research, April 21, 2017
While much of the world is engulfed in violence of one sort or another (whether violence in the home or on the street, exploitation, ecological destruction or war), a global network of individuals and organizations is committed to ending this violence in all of its manifestations.
With individual signatories in 100 countries and organizational endorsements in 35 countries, each of these individuals and organizations works on one or more manifestations of violence in their locality and some of the organizations and networks have considerable national or even international reach. However, as you might understand, there is a great deal to be done and the Charter network continues to expand as more people and organizations are motivated to join this shared effort.
Here is an outline of what some of these individual signatories of ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ are doing. You are welcome to join them.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/international-collaboration-to-end-violence-peoples-charter-to-create-a-nonviolent-world/5586240
clothcapclothcap on April 22nd, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC)
Global Research
Ice and Busts: The Lost War on Drugs in Australia

Criminal Media Messaging, Black Propaganda

After “Liberation,” U.S. To Give Control Of Raqqa To “Rebels”, Not Syrian Government

False Accusations and Fake News: Assad Government Did Not Commit the Gas Attacks in Khan Shaykhun

The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western Media

Earth Day is no longer about Celebration: Uranium Contamination Across America, Holding the Silent Killers Of Environmental Destruction Accountable

Selected Articles: Earth Day 2017. Humans are the Most Destructive Species on Planet Earth

From Earth Day to the Monsanto Tribunal, Capitalism on Trial
clothcapclothcap on April 22nd, 2017 01:16 pm (UTC)
The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election:
National Sovereignty and the Future of France
By Diana Johnstone
Global Research, April 21, 2017

The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the European Union (EU), and national sovereignty.
Standard media treatment sticks to a simple left-right dualism: “racist” rejection of immigrants is the main issue and that what matters most is to “stop Marine Le Pen!”
Going from there to here is like walking through Alice’s looking glass. Almost everything is turned around.
On this side of the glass, the left has turned into the right and part of the right is turning into the left.
Fifty years ago, it was “the left” whose most ardent cause was passionate support for Third World national liberation struggles. The left’s heroes were Ahmed Ben Bella, Sukarno, Amilcar Cabral, Patrice Lumumba, and above all Ho Chi Minh. What were these leaders fighting for? They were fighting to liberate their countries from Western imperialism. They were fighting for independence, for the right to determine their own way of life, preserve their own customs, decide their own future. They were fighting for national sovereignty, and the left supported that struggle.
Today, it is all turned around. “Sovereignty” has become a bad word in the mainstream left.
National sovereignty is an essentially defensive concept. It is about staying home and minding one’s own business. It is the opposite of the aggressive nationalism that inspired fascist Italy and Nazi Germany to conquer other countries, depriving them of their national sovereignty.
The confusion is due to the fact that most of what calls itself “the left” in the West has been totally won over to the current form of imperialism – aka “globalization”. It is an imperialism of a new type, centered on the use of military force and “soft” power to enable transnational finance to penetrate every corner of the earth and thus to reshape all societies in the endless quest for profitable return on capital investment. The left has been won over to this new imperialism because it advances under the banner of “human rights” and “antiracism” – abstractions which a whole generation has been indoctrinated to consider the central, if not the only, political issues of our times.
The fact that “sovereignism” is growing in Europe is interpreted by mainstream globalist media as proof that “Europe is moving to the right”– no doubt because Europeans are “racist”. This interpretation is biased and dangerous. People in more and more European nations are calling for national sovereignty precisely because they have lost it. They lost it to the European Union, and they want it back.
That is why the British voted to leave the European Union. Not because they are “racist”, but primarily because they cherish their historic tradition of self-rule.
The Socialist Party shipwreck
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-main-issue-in-the-french-presidential-election-national-sovereignty-and-the-future-of-france/5586321
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 08:46 am (UTC)
After “Liberation,” U.S. To Give Control Of Raqqa To “Rebels”, Not Syrian Government
The Syrian city of Raqqa – the “stronghold” of terror group ISIS – will be governed by a “civilian council” with the support of U.S. troops following its “liberation” from terrorists. Their refusal to return the city to the Syrian government will only worsen the nation’s six-year-long civil war.
By Whitney Webb
Global Research, April 21, 2017
MintPress News 20 April 2017

While the public justification for the presence of United States troops in Syria has long been focused on fighting the terror group Daesh (ISIS), the recent actions of the U.S. and its allies within Syria continue to suggest that fighting terrorism is merely a cover for a very different type of operation, one that seeks to keep Syria fragmented and destabilized long after any terrorists are defeated.
On Tuesday, the U.S.-allied militias that have been encircling Raqqa – the de facto stronghold of Daesh – announced that they had formed a “civilian council” to govern Raqqa after its capture from Daesh militants. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed militia that comprises a large number of Syrian Kurds, claim to have spent six months setting up the council, with a preparatory committee having met “with the people and important tribal figures of Raqqa city to find out their opinions on how to govern it,” Middle East Eye reported.
SDF spokesman Talal Selo stated that some towns near Raqqa had already been turned over to the council following a successful operation to drive out Daesh forces.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/after-liberation-u-s-to-give-control-of-raqqa-to-rebels-not-syrian-government/5586296
The deceivers at work
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 11:36 am (UTC)
ISIS ‘essentially moved’ its Syria HQ from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor province – report
RT News 23 Apr, 2017

In a move that may affect the protracted Raqqa offensive, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists have “essentially moved” their so-called capital in Syria to the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, Fox News reported, citing unnamed US defense officials.
The jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.
Saying that the move came in the wake of increased pressure from the US-backed Syrian fighters, the report claimed that the IS “government” is no longer in Raqqa.
In late March, the US coalition told media outlet Newsweek that up to 3,500 IS fighters were estimated to have been present in Raqqa, long described as the terrorist group’s “capital” or stronghold in Syria. The city with the population of some 300,000 people was captured by the terrorists in 2013.
But hundreds of IS “bureaucrats” left the terrorist stronghold in the past two months for the IS-held city of Mayadin, officials told Fox News, adding that the move has been watched by US military drones. Mayadin is located some 40 kilometers from the surrounded city of Deir ez-Zor, which has been the sole government-controlled area of the province resisting repeated IS offensives.
In mid-April, following a US missile strike at the Syrian Army airbase of Shayrat, the coalition reportedly scaled down their operation in the region, having carried out some 120 airstrikes around Raqqa. More than 7,800 strikes were conducted in March, according to the Pentagon.
More https://www.rt.com/news/385731-isis-moves-out-raqqa-deir-ezzor/
Illegal and murderous attacks by the US in a sovereign democratic country.
The US monthly population reduction in Syria is far outstripping the Syrian Russian civilian body count.

Edited at 2017-04-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 12:19 pm (UTC)
EPITOME of SCUM the zionist led Western regimes and their NATO
Mrs May wants you to vote for her and her regime's support for terrorism and NATO.

RASHIDEEN MASSACRE: Children Lured to their Slaughter by NATO State Terrorists

April 21, 2017 By Vanessa Beeley

21st Century Wire says…
On April 15th 2017, the people of Kafarya and Foua were attacked, their children mown down deliberately, by a suicide bomb or expolosive detonation, that targeted these innocent children who had been lured to their deaths by NATO and Gulf state terrorists, including Ahrar al Sham and Nusra Front (Al Qaeda). Mothers had to watch from behind the windows of the buses they had been imprisoned in for 48 hours, while strangers, terrorists, picked up their children, their wounded, bleeding, mutilated children, and piled them up in the backs of trucks and Turkish ambulances before driving them away from the horrific scene and stealing them from their distraught, powerless mothers.
“This is Zeinab, she was forced to watch the massacre of 116 children through the windows of a bus while the NATO and Gulf state terrorists, collected the dead, dying and mutilated bodies of her community’s children and flung them in the back of trucks and Turkish ambulances, before driving them to Turkey. She has 10 members of her family still missing. She has no idea where they are.
She gave her courageous and emotional testimony to us in Jebrin registration centre, where the survivors of the 15th April, suicide bomb attack, were taken for shelter after this horrific event, described by CNN as a “hiccup”.
I speak about part of her testimony with RT yesterday who also used my interviews in their news feed. Unlike corporate media, RT investigate these atrocities and honour the voices of the Syrian people.

The Telegraph edited out this appalling and callous phrasing immediately after the RT interview.
The Telegraph described the dead Syrian babies as “Syrian Government supporters” in an attempt to whitewash the UK Regime terrorist crimes by proxy and to erase the existence of these innocent children from our consciousness..by the familiar dehumanization process that we have witnessed every time the various NATO and Gulf state extremist carry out mass murder of Syrian civilians.” ~ Vanessa Beeley
More http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/21/rashideen-massacre-children-lured-to-their-deaths-by-nato-state-terrorists/
For body parts and blood to feed the zionists and their trafficking and organs trade?
Looks like the same MO as the 5 October 2016 attack on UN aid convoy in Syria that killed 20 civilians

Guess Valley Girl Ivanka didn't get upset over this slaughter of babies enough to get Daddy to blow up something, somewhere.
Meanwhile, Oded Yinon's 1982 plan for busting up Iraq and Syria so Israel can be #1 is staying on course.

Edited at 2017-04-24 09:46 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 24th, 2017 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: EPITOME of SCUM the zionist led Western regimes and their NATO

An Atrocity Too Far
UKC Newsletter 22 April 2017

It is not often these days that we are left almost speechless following an interview on the UK Column News.
But Vanessa Beeley’s latest report from Syria, having spoken to some of the parents of the children killed in the so-called bus bombing, has really left me wondering how much lower humanity can go.
To entice starving children off a bus with the promise of food, leaving their parents locked on the bus to look on helpless while their children are blown up, has got to be a crime which causes us all to stand up and shout NO MORE!
Then, for the mothers of the children to be released from their captivity, to be used in propaganda films made by the White Helmets who have so far been funded by Boris Johnson to the tune of tens of millions of pounds,
puts the responsibility of this atrocity right at the door of the British government.
Or, rather, it puts the responsibility for it at our doors. Each and every one of us.
Boris Johnson is, or was, OUR Foreign Secretary. His behaviour is our responsibility.
Now we have a General Election in progress. Here’s the perfect opportunity to hold all prospective candidates to account. PLEASE share this report from Vanessa Beeley,
recorded during today's UK Column News. Please share it, and encourage your as many people as possible to use it to challenge prospective candidates. Vanessa's report cannot be ignored, and no prospective candidate should be permitted to ignore it.
The truth about the Aleppo bus bombing: Vanessa Beeley reports from Syria

The truth about the Aleppo bus bombing: Vanessa Beeley reports from Syria
UK Column News


Surely zionised royalty, banking families, politicians, Civil Servants, the Police, local councils, church officials, spook services and the jewish mafia are not involved in multi £billion drugs and human trafficking and the human organs and blood trade?
Mounting circumstantial and hard evidence indicates that they are. War expedites the growth of the sick, misanthropic trade.
In the ME, Turkey, Israel and Libya (Benghazi) are important participants.
In Britain, deduction leads to Freemasonry, senior politicians, BoE corp'n, Social services, the jewish mafia and spook services as major facilitators.
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
SCUM behind the SCUM

Breaking: Israeli Air Force Missile Strikes Syrian Army Positions, Israel Comes to the Rescue of Al Qaeda Terrorists

Strikes in Quneitra Governorate
By Sophie Mangal
Global Research, April 22, 2017
Inside Syria Media Center

The details of the Israeli Air Force attack on the position of the Syrian Arab army (SAA) in the in Quneitra Governorate have been disclosed.
As it turned out, Israeli aviation attacked Syrian government troops with unmanned aerial vehicles. The soldiers of SAA’s 90th Infantry Brigade were under fire.
The Israeli Air Force planes struck a missile attack at the positions of the Syrian army in the Khan Arnabeh district of Quneitra Governorate. It was also reported earlier the blow was carried out to the east of the village of Ein Ayshaa.
Two missiles were fired at 06.45 p.m. when government forces were repulsing Al-Qaeda’s attacks in the vicinity of the city of Quneitra.
The incident led to heavy losses of equipment and material in the Syrian Arab Army.
There are reports that Al-Qaeda terrorists infiltrated Quneitra from the Golan Heights occupied by Israel with the aim to strengthen the front in Madinat al-Ba’ath.
Apparently, Israel had prepared and launched a missile strike in order to provide artillery support to Al-Qaeda terrorists. The Israeli drones recorded in the province of Quneitra make it possible to conclude that Al-Qaeda is provided with reconnaissance information from the battlefields with Israel help too.
Photos, map http://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-israeli-air-force-missile-strikes-syrian-army-positions-israel-comes-to-the-rescue-of-al-qaeda-terrorists/5586445
Sophie Mangal is a co-editor at Inside Syria Media Center.
The original source of this article is Inside Syria Media Center
Copyright © Sophie Mangal, Inside Syria Media Center, 2017

The response of the Syrian government will be interesting. There must be a fair few Syrian agents in Tel Aviv by now.
If the Syrians have Cameron's "lost nukes" one wonders what they are waiting for.

Edited at 2017-04-23 12:34 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC)
NEO: The Golan Heights: Sold to the Highest Bidder Until Everyone Loses
17.04.2017 Author Henry Kamens

The Golan Heights, internationally recognised as Syrian territory, were seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. The ostensible reason for this was that the Heights could be used to terrorise Israel, being mountains with Israeli plains below, and thus Israel was merely ensuring its security. However the State of Israel has long claimed the area as rightfully its own – the late film director Menahem Golan was originally surnamed Globus, but changed his surname in 1948, during the Israel War of Independence when Israelis were encouraged to adopt Hebrew names – rather like a German calling himself Alsace, or a Hungarian calling himself Zagreb.
In 1981, the Israeli parliament voted to annex two-thirds of the region. The United Nations has repeatedly stated that Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is illegal, calling for them to be returned to Syria. However Israel is still holding on to them, citing the same security reasons, hoping that everyone who might disagree will be labelled anti-Semitic and thus excluded from debate.
The Golan is not merely an area of historic dispute – another idea Israel promotes in the global audience – but plays an increasingly important role in current affairs. As the WSJ has put it, “The Trump administration wants to drive a wedge between Russia and Iran in Syria, as reported earlier this month. For now, the success of such a move [driving a wedge] looks unlikely, despite the joint assessments by the Russians, Iranians, Assad officials and Hezbollah”.
The Golan are being used to drive that wedge by being included in a bargaining chip in any deal, offered as a strategic outpost in exchange for other favours. Some Israeli pundits are going as far as to suggest that the Iranians may be offered this outpost in a possible carve-up of Syria, or as a price Syria has to pay for the troops it is defeating to leave. It is also conceivable that Assad will regain control of the entire Syrian Golan.But in the meantime Israel has tight control over the Heights and will not back down. With Russia winning in Syria and Assad incrementally advancing on Golan, Israel is also using the Heights as a bargaining chip to get the best outcome for itself from this mess.
Help us and we give you a concession on the Golan, it is effectively saying. But it is unlikely to get what it wants for one simple reason: Israel is not prepared to debate the real reason why it wants the Heights, and will not be able to secure a successful outcome to negotiations without addressing this elephant in the room.
Your problem, our opportunity
The State of Israel continues to enjoy wide support from the US and the nations which happily persecuted Jews for centuries and now want to run away from that legacy. However, due to the way the Jewish homeland was created, plonked down amidst hostile countries whose own people were dispossessed in the process, it has always lived under perpetual threat of war, and as President Jimmy Carter found when he tried to make domestic political capital out of the Camp David Accords he had brokered, no one actually wants a “Middle East Peace Process” spoiling that perception.
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 01:00 pm (UTC)
NEO: There’s an Urgent Need to Put an End to the Ongoing Yemeni Catastrophe
20.04.2017 Author Jean Perier

Two years ago, a coalition of ten Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia launched military aggression against the state of Yemen, while enjoying the active military and political support of the United States. The stated goal of this intervention was to restore to power deposed President Mansour Hadi who was ousted by Houthis fighters. Explaining the reasons for this step, the then Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, who now occupies the position of Saudi Foreign Minister, would point out that his country was to take whatever steps necessary to protect the people of Yemen from the “imminent Iranian danger.”
The war in Yemen can be viewed as yet another geopolitical conflict, existing largely due to the ongoing Sunni-Shia confrontation. The United States and Saudi Arabia can not allow Yemen to exist as an independent Shia, pro-Iranian state.
This “protection” comes at a cost, with civil infrastructure being destroyed, schools and hospitals bombed in broad daylight, as well as the creation of air and sea blockades effectively leading to famine and the absence of even the most needed drugs. At the very least, the ongoing aggression has resulted in approximately 30,000 people killed and wounded, with 35% of them being women and children. This figure only takes into account those Yemenis who died under bombs and shells. Yet, this number must be accompanied by the death toll produced by the artificially-induced famine. According to UNICEF, every 10 minutes one child dies of malnutrition or disease in Yemen. This means that at least 50,000 children may die in just one year. In total, imminent death of starvation is looming over some 12 million people.
Moreover, this aggression is being routinely accompanied by the use of prohibited weapons. According to human rights organization Amnesty International, the Saudi coalition continues bombing residential areas with cluster munitions. Airports, seaports, roads, mosques, bridges and plants are being systematically destroyed. Public and state institutions, including hospitals, schools, archaeological sites and state buildings are also being obliterated. The extensive amount of damage inflicted upon the infrastructure of Yemen has recently been confirmed by Stephen Seche, the former US Ambassador to Yemen. According to the Yemeni public organization known as the Alliance for Progress and Development: over 380,000 houses, 250 hospitals, 800 schools, 280 water facilities, 250 factories, 15,000 markets, 13 ports, 300 fuel filling stations, 1,500 government buildings and several thousand mosques have been destroyed by Saudi Arabia so far.
The Saudi royal family has decided to starve off their opposition in Yemen after the military adventure they began took an undesirable turn with Saudi failing to match the Houthi resistance movement. Additionally, Riyadh took steps to destroy the Yemeni cash market by occupying the Central Bank in Aden and refusing to pay salaries to some 1.2 million civil servants who have been deprived of any income for six months straight. All this increases the suffering that the Yemeni population endures.
With a total of almost 19 million local residents being in urgent need of assistance, that in the absence of the most vital drugs and against the background of hospitals being routinely destroyed, epidemic diseases threaten to sweep over the country with over 4,000 people having already perished in Yemen of cholera alone.
The terrorism supporting May regime has British weapons mfrs and British military and spook personnel aiding not just terrorists in Syria and Iraq but also the Sauds' genocide. There's an urgent need to end the (alleged jewish) Sauds and support for their regime.
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 01:10 pm (UTC)
Strategic China Russia Arctic Cooperation
21.03.2017 Author F. William Engdahl

Cooperation in building modern railway links, deep water ports and mining infrastructure in Russia’s Arctic and Murmansk Peninsula in the far north is becoming a strategic new element binding China and Russia. Its implications are worth a closer look.
On March 29 a high-level delegation from the Chinese Government and private companies will meet with their Russian government counterparts in the ancient seacoast city of Arkhangelsk on the White Sea at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River. The city is strategic as it is now navigable by ship year-around owing to technology improvements in Russian icebreakers. The occasion of the March 29 gathering is the fourth meeting of The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum since its creation by Russia in 2010. Among the agenda topics will be China-Russia cooperation in development of projects including the Belkomur railway and the Arkhangelsk deepwater port.
China’s delegation, seventy participants, will be headed by Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang, a Politburo member and leading Chinese political figure. Russia’s delegation will be led by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Rogozin is not only head of Russia’s Arctic Commission. For the past six years he has held the key post as Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the Russian defense and space industry. He is directly in charge of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in the Defense Industry, Russia’s version of the US Pentagon DARPA.
Arctic Link to One Belt, One Road?
Continues http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/21/strategic-china-russia-arctic-cooperation/
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 02:07 pm (UTC)
Nuclear bomb generated electromagnetic pulse exercises?
"Total Chaos" - Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures
Apr 21, 2017
Author Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.
Officials report that business, traffic and day-to-day life has come to a standstill in San Francisco, reportedly the worst hit of the three major cities currently experiencing outages.
Power companies in all three regions have yet to elaborate on the cause, though a fire at a substation was the original reason given by San Francisco officials.
A series of subsequent power outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City left commuters stranded and traffic backed up on Friday morning. Although the outages occurred around the same time, there is as of yet no evidence that they were connected by anything more than coincidence.
The first outage occurred at around 7:20 a.m. in New York, when the power went down at the 7th Avenue and 53rd Street subway station, which sent a shockwave of significant delays out from the hub and into the rest of the subway system. By 11:30 a.m. the city’s MTA confirmed that generators were running again in the station, although the New York subways were set to run delayed into the afternoon.
Later in the morning, power outages were reported in Los Angeles International Airport, as well as in several other areas around the city.
The San Francisco Fire Department was responding to more than 100 calls for service in the Financial District and beyond, including 20 elevators with people stuck inside, but reported no immediate injuries. Everywhere, sirens blared as engines maneuvered along streets jammed with traffic.
Traffic lights were out at scores of intersections, and cars were backing up on downtown streets as drivers grew frustrated and honked at each other.
The cause of the outage has not yet been made clear, though given the current geo-political climate it is not out of the question to suggest a cyber attack could be to blame. It has also been suggested that the current outages could be the result of a secretive nuclear/EMP drill by the federal government.
More, maps, photo, vid http://www.zerohedge.com/node/593849/9416810
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 02:51 pm (UTC)
Midnight Approaching over Syria?
By Eresh Omar Jamal
Global Research, April 23, 2017
The Daily Star

To the elation of the western corporate media, Neocons like John McCain and Democons like Hillary Clinton – who had only just called for Trump to attack Syria 24 hours before he obliged – the US President unilaterally ordered the US Army, on April 6, to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat near Homs. And managed to appease the entire ‘establishment’ he promised to oppose during his presidential campaign — that so vehemently attacked him for everything he did during his short time in the White House, previous to the attack.
Just to put their ‘elation’ into perspective: Of the top 100 newspapers in the US, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a media watch group based in New York City, reports that 47 ran editorials on the attack; 39 clearly in favour of it, seven ambiguous (although some may argue that they too were in favour), and only one opposing it. Journalist Brian Williams, who was caught lying about going to Iraq with a Navy Seal team in a helicopter that was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, described the images of the cruise missile launch as “beautiful pictures” live on MSNBC. What he didn’t mention was that the missiles in those “beautiful pictures” killed seven Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers and 7 (or 9) civilians according to reports.
The attack was justified by the US saying (without conducting an investigation or presenting any evidence) that President Assad had used chemical weapons on Syrians in Idlib. This is precisely what the Russian government and others protested in the emergency UN Security Council meeting, called after the attack. Asking, why the US would not wait for the United Nations or other agencies to complete their investigations to find out what had really happened before acting?
Especially after the Russian Ministry of Defence released information about a Syrian army airstrike in Idlib on a rebel warehouse allegedly housing chemical weapons which, according to them, released the chemicals resulting in the deaths that were being used to vilify President Assad. And after what had happened in East Ghouta in 2013 when the US almost went to war with Syria, accusing President Assad of having used chemical weapons (similar to now), which was later proven to be false by many different agencies and individuals — including Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist Seymour Hersh, Former UN Weapons Inspector Richard Lloyd, the UN and its former Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte (which was blacked out of the mainstream media).
Ray McGovern, who was head of the Soviet Foreign Policy branch of the CIA, reminded everyone in an interview with journalist Lee Stranahan right after the recent alleged chemical attack, that back in 2014, the UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had confirmed the destruction of all declared chemical weapons held by the Syrian government on board of a US maritime vessel, under UN supervision, following the East Ghouta incident. Moreover, in January 2016, the OPCW had again certified that the Syrian government was free of all chemical weapons.
Despite the mainstream media’s failure to report on all of these and more, what it most criminally failed to do is point out the illegality of the US strike on Syria, perhaps unsurprisingly, as has been the case starting with the (illegal under international law but ‘humanitarian’) NATO-US bombing of Yugoslavia in 1995.
Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, wrote in Consortium News,
“Regardless of who is responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun chemical deaths…Trump’s response violated both US and international law”.
This is because the US War Powers Resolution act only authorises the President to introduce US Armed Forces into hostilities or imminent hostilities in three situations, according to the professor:
“First, after Congress has declared war, which has not happened in this case; second, in ‘a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces,’ which has not occurred; third, when there is ‘specific statutory authorisation,’ which there is not”
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/midnight-approaching-over-syria/5586438

Edited at 2017-04-23 03:06 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
What we're up against
A constantly lying media, especially the Z BBC, a lying, thieving and p$ychopathetic occupation regime and its bureaucracy, and a stupified public.

The downing of the Indonesian flight MH17 over Ukranian (Kiev) neo Nazi fascist occupied territory by a Ukranian (Kiev) fighter jet using an air to air missile and cannon shell fire was lied about and covered up repeatedly by the false-jew controlled media and the Dutch inquiry that included perp Ukranian (Kiev) officials.
The zionists will go to any length to demonise the Russians.
Your part in this? The recipient of the zionist contempt.

Animation http://www.reactiongifs.com/tag/flipping-the-bird/page/2/

Edited at 2017-04-23 04:19 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 23rd, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
VT: Busted: Idlib Gas Attack Fakers Murder 68 Kids in Bus Slaughter
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor on April 17, 2017

Monsters and Child Killers and the sick games they play
Image: (fake photo) Abd Alkader Habak rushes a wounded boy to an ambulance after a bomb attack Saturday in Syria.

Photographer Abd Alkader Habak calls himself an “anti-Assad” activist. He works in areas controlled by al Qaeda and turns out “fake news” photographs of Russian bombing victims and other minor holocausts staged for western audiences. This is false flag terrorism at is sickest. He works closely with a CNN producer named Waffa Munayyer, who we know to be an officer in Israeli intelligence.
The children on who were killed with their families were fleeing those Habak works for. His people killed them. He was there to be part of it. As Jim W. Dean so often says, “You just can’t make this stuff up.” Habak and his friends had been shelling these kids and their families since 2014, had cut off their food supplies and water, had made their lives a misery because they continued to hold out against terrorist rule.
CNN misses this part of the story, we don’t.
We see him in the photograph above running with a child, identified in the CNN article below as a dead child. Problem is, Habak works for the people who killed the child, he is a paid propagandist for Jabat al Nusra that blew up the bus. He was brought there with the bombers themselves who couldn’t resist one last terror outrage, this time dragging one of the bodies of their victims out of the wreckage and defiling it for propaganda purposes, something done all the time in Syria.
You see, we know Habak very well, we have followed his work and that of his network of friends, some Israeli trained, others paid by Qatar/al Jazeera, some paid by MI6 and the CIA, that being the White Helmets.
Every bomb that hits an al Qaeda command center is depicted by Habak to hit a school or orphanage. We have confirmations that, in order to get needed photographs, al Qaeda will butcher locals and throw their bodies around and we also have confirmations that this is done with full cooperation of the photographers who work safely in their region. Any real independent journalist who got near al Qaeda would be beheaded instantly, let’s be clear about that. Those that work with them are al Qaeda.
Much more, graphic images http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/17/busted-idlib-gas-attack-fakers-murder-68-kids-in-bus-slaughter/
Repeated for those that didn't read it.
Mrs May's "moderate" terrorists are responsible. There are no rebels, only terrorists that are the proxies in the zionist war on the ME, trained by our people, imported mercenaries and neighbour countries' and Western military and spooks.