Search For Truth In Douma Rubble (Robert Fisk)

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Robert Fisk, "The Search for Truth in the Rubble of Douma - and one doctor's doubts over the chemical attack", The Independent (16 April 2018)

This strikes me as very important. Veteran reporter Robert Fisk reports from Douma sharing a particular account of the alleged "chemical attack" that turns out to be very similar to that reported by Russian media in interviews with people who claimed to have been at the scene: that people were being treated for smoke inhalation, but then a "White Helmet" came in shouting "Gas!" and panic commenced.

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Former First Sea Lord Alan West - Assad? Really? (BBC News)

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"Admiral Alan West (former UK First Sea Lord) on Recent Assad CW Claims", BBC News (16 April 2018)

Some clear thinking from former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Alan West interviewed on BBC News. Basically: Why would Assad have done this when it's not to his advantage? Wouldn't the "rebels" have greater motive?* Interesting how the interviewer tries to make him feel as if he shouldn't be asking these kinds of question.

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No Chemical Weapons Destroyed In Lab (CBS / BBC)

BBC News"Video: BBC’s CBS clip gives away—no chemical weapons in destroyed Syria lab", Swawkbox.org (15 April 2018)

"The BBC does not often help expose government fiction these days, but with the help of a video clip provided by CBS News it did so today—although of course without drawing attention to what it had just revealed."—Skwawkbox

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Peter Ford (Former Ambassador) Pleading For Sanity

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Peter Ford, "Peter Ford Dropping Truth Bombs on BBC Radio Scotland", BBC Radio Scotland (April 2018)

Please listen to Peter Ford, former UK ambassador to Syria and Bahrain, injecting some sanity into BBC broadcasting. This is rare stuff.

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Blast From The Past : Putin Preditcs False Flags A Year Ago

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Vladimir Putin, "Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was a false flag, more false flags to come! — Putin on Syria", Russia Insider (11 April 2017)

I thought it was worth reposting this link under the present circumstances. A year ago Vladimir Putin claimed that he had intelligence indicating that more "false flags like this one" (the chemical attack in Idlib) were being prepared elsewhere in Syria in order to "accuse the Syrian government of an attack."

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Syria - Another False Flag (Ron Paul)

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Ron Paul & Daniel McAdams, "Another False Flag - Will Trump Escalate in Syria?", Ron Paul Liberty Report (09 April 2018)

"Rebel-allied organizations in Syria have claimed that the government has released chlorine gas near Ghouta, killing dozens. The Syrians and Russians deny the charges. Neocons are all demanding that Trump launch a bigger attack or America will "lose face." Will the Russians sit back and allow another US attack on the Syrian government? And if they don't?"—Ron Paul Liberty Report

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Douma Chemical Attack (Peter Korzun)

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Peter Korzun, "Douma Chemical Attack : Another Link in the Chain of Staged Provocations", © Strategic Culture on-line journal (09 April 2018)

 

What happened in Syria on April 7 had been expected. While raising hue and cry over the alleged chemical attack in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of the capital, Western officials and media wasted no time to put the blame on the Assad government.

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Portonblimp Down Episode 2 (Craig Murray)

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Craig Murray, "Portonblimp Down Episode 2 - A Tale by Boris Johnson", CraigMurray.org.uk (08 April 2018)

"Comrade Putin, we have successfully stockpiled novichoks in secret for ten years, and kept them hidden from the OPCW inspectors. We have also trained our agents in secret novichok assassination techniques. The programme has cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but now we are ready.

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13 Ways of Looking at the Deep State (Chris Floyd)

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Chris Floyd, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Deep State", Empire Burlesque

I know I've posted this before, but it keeps coming back to my mind. It's worth listening to. Amazing how art can help restore a sense of sanity in a mad, mad world. Thanks Chris.

 "...Deep State is Red, Deep State is Blue..."                                                   

"...Deep State don’t give a damn for you..."

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Boris Johnson A Liar (Craig Murray)

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Craig Murray, "Boris Johnson A Catagorical Liar", CraigMurray.org.uk (22 March 2018)

"Evidence submitted by the British government in court today proves, beyond any doubt, that Boris Johnson has been point blank lying about the degree of certainty Porton Down scientists have about the Skripals being poisoned with a Russian “novichok” agent."

Doubts About "Novichoks" (McKeigue & Robinson)

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McKeigue & Robinson, "Doubts About 'Novichoks' ", Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (March 2018)

The link is to a briefing note by the Working Group on Syria, Media and Propaganda authored by Professors Paul McKeigue and Piers Robinson. It is important to bear in mind that the note reflects work in progress, but that "the substantive questions raised need answering, especially given the seriousness of the political crisis that is now developing." They welcome comments and corrections.

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"Novichok" Means Russia? Claim Discredited (Nafeez Ahmed)

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Nafeez Ahmed, "The UK government is manufacturing its nerve agent case for ‘action’ on Russia", Insurge Intelligence (14 March 2018)

Although I'm recommending Nafeez Ahmed's article, let me just add a few thoughts on this Skripal affair, because it's been bothering me (as, I suspect, it has you). What would Putin have had to gain from this? It's been suggested that the attack was some kind of warning to other would-be traitors. But if you work for intelligence agencies surely you don't need such a warning. You know the score already: You sell secrets, you may well end up.

"Fear Has Large Eyes" : Skripal Affair (Makinde)

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" "Fear Has Large Eyes : The Sergei Skripal Affair", © Adeyinka Makinde (07 March 2018)

“We did not reject our past. We said honestly: ‘The history of the Lubyanka in the twentieth century is our history…’ - Nikolai Patrushev, director of the FSB, Excerpt from an interview in Komsomolskaia Pravda, December 20, 2000.

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WTC7 Truth Search Continues (PlatosCave)

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"WTC7 : The Search for The Truth Continues", One Ten Thousandth YouTube channel (16 July 2017)

 Another effective short video from "Platos Cave", in which the over-confident statements of NIST's lead investigator for the 9/11 WTC "collapses", Dr. Shyam Sunder, are contrasted with the serious misgivings of various engineers and architects who remain unsatisfied by the official explanations.

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The Passing of Dr. James W. Sire

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"James W. Sire" InterVarsity Press (07 February 2018)

It is with sadness that I pass on news of the death of James W. Sire, the well-known Christian writer and former senior editor at InterVarsity Press. This afternoon I received an email from my contact at IVP who kindly informed me that Dr. Sire had passed away last night. But amidst the sadness, there is also peace—which I wish for his family and friends—in the knowledge that he is with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, whom he served for so many years.   

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Those Pesky 9/11 People ! (BBC News)

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Chris Bell, "The people who think 9/11 may have been as 'inside job' ", BBC News (01 February 2018)

I amaze myself. Even though—as the writer reliably informs us (and he must be reliable because he's writing for the BBC)—"subsequent investigations have made it clear that the tower structures were weakened by the inferno from the planes and felled by the weight of collapsing floors"—even now—yes, even now—"some people refuse to believe this version of events."

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Trump's Announced Syria Occupation (Eric Zuesse)

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Eric Zuesse, "Trump’s Announced Strategy for Occupying Syria", © Strategic Culture (30 January 2018)

“The President has committed, as a matter of strategy, that we will not leave Syria. We are not going to declare victory and go. And that is not my opinion; that’s the President’s strategic judgment. We’re going to stay for several reasons: stabilization and assistance in the vital north and northeast, protection of our allies the Syrian Democratic Forces, who have fought so valiantly against ISIS in the northeast, try to work to help transform the political structures in that area to a model for the rest of Syria, and capable of being credibly represented in a new Syrian state; but for other reasons as well, including countering Iran and its ability to enhance its presence in Syria, and serving as a weight or force helping us to achieve some of those broader objectives.”

Iranian Protests & the Deep State (Cartalucci)

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Tony Cartalucci, "Iranian Protests : Deep State's Unfinished Business", © New Eastern Outlook (03 January 2018)

Protests have been reported across several cities in Iran over the last several days of December 2017. Protesters allegedly decry Iran’s economy as well as the nation’s involvement in nearby Syria. The Western media has attempted to cultivate two narratives – one focused on portraying the protests as widespread, spontaneous, and having focused first on “economic grievances” before becoming political – another narrative openly admitting to US involvement and praising US President Donald Trump for “standing up” to the “Iranian regime.”

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CIA's New Mission Centre On Iran (Wall Street Journal)

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Shane Harris, "CIA Creates New Mission Center to Turn Up the Heat on Iran", Wall Street Journal (02 June 2017)

Old news? Yes, but maybe important. I've noticed that this June report from the Wall Street Journal (subtitled "Trump administration moves to make Middle Eastern country a higher priority target for American spies") is being referenced by many people as a possible window onto current events in Iran. Of particular note is this sentence:

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What's Happening In Iran? (Brandon Turbeville)

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Brandon Turbeville, "What the Hell is Happening in Iran?", © Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post (31 December 2017)

A familiar sight is taking place across Iran tonight and it has been for the last three days. Protests are taking place in numerous cities citing grievances and demanding that the Ayatollah and Iranian President step down. For a few days, the protests remained non-violent but now violence has indeed flared up as protesters have laid waste to a number of government properties and those belonging to “pro-government militias.”

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