Syria : Follow The Money

levantAccording to International Law, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine (Gaza) all have rights to extract oil and gas from the Levant Basin, as each has a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone offshore.

The US and Israel are of course aware of this, but that won’t stop them pursuing their joint intention to rob Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians of $ billions in oil and gas revenue.

Note :  Syria is the only Mediterranean state – now that Libya has been dismembered – which retains ownership of its major oil company – the Syrian Petroleum Company ( Arabic شركة النفط السورية  ) which has, so far, avoided privatization and is reserved exclusively for state-owned enterprises. Its oil reserves are estimated at 2,500 million barrels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Petroleum_Company

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The Four Horsemen Sweep By

SYRIA BOMB.jpgThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the international intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law and any obligation toward critical thinking…..

The four horsemen sweep by, scything down reason and justice on the way.

FOUR HORSEMEN (video)  https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/four-horsemen/


 Article by Craig Murray, historian and former UK ambassadorApril 11 2018

The media onslaught has moved past the attack in Salisbury by a “weapon of mass destruction” (quoting Theresa May) which could only be Russian, except that was untrue, and was extremely deadly, except that was untrue too. It now focuses on an attack by chemical weapons in Douma which “could only be” by the Russian-backed Assad regime, except there is no evidence of that either, and indeed neutral verified evidence from Douma is non-existent. The combination of the two events is supposed to have the British population revved up by jingoism, and indeed does have Tony Blair and assorted Tories revved up, to attack Syria and potentially to enter conflict with Russia in Syria.

The “Russian” attack in Salisbury is supposed to negate the “not our war” argument, particularly as a British policeman was unwell for a while. Precisely what is meant to negate the “why on earth are we entering armed confrontation with a nuclear power” argument, I do not know.

Saudi Arabia has naturally offered facilities to support the UK, US and France in their attempt to turn the military tide in Syria in favour of the Saudi sponsored jihadists whom Assad had come close to defeating. That the Skripal and Douma incidents were preceded by extremely intense diplomatic activity between Saudi Arabia, Washington, Paris and London this year, with multiple top level visits between capitals, is presumably supposed to be coincidence.

I am not a fan of Assad any more than I was a fan of Saddam Hussein. But the public now understand that wars for regime change in Muslim lands have disastrous effects in dead and maimed adults and children and in destroyed infrastructure; our attacks unleash huge refugee waves and directly cause terrorist attacks here at home. There is no purpose in a military attack on Syria other than to attempt to help the jihadists overthrow Assad. There is a reckless disregard for evidence base on the pretexts for all this. Indeed, the more the evidence is scrutinised, the dodgier it seems. Finally there is a massive difference between mainstream media narrative around these events and a deeply sceptical public, as shown in social media and in comments sections of corporate media websites.

The notion that Britain will take part in military action against Syria with neither investigation of the evidence nor a parliamentary vote is worrying indeed. Without Security Council authorisation, any such action is illegal in any event. It is worth noting that the many commentators who attempt to portray Russia’s veto of a Syria resolution as invalid, fail to note that last week, in two separate 14 against 1 votes, the USA vetoed security council resolutions condemning Israeli killings of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza.

The lesson the neo-cons learnt from the Iraq war is not that it was disastrous. It was only disastrous for the dead and maimed Iraqis, our own dead and maimed servicemen, and those whose country was returned to medievalism. It was a great success for the neo-cons, they made loads of money on armaments and oil. The lesson the neo-cons learned was not to give the public in the West any time to mount and organise opposition. Hence the destruction of Libya was predicated on an entirely false “we have 48 hours to prevent the massacre of the population of Benghazi” narrative. Similarly this latest orchestrated “crisis” is being followed through into military action at a blistering pace, as the four horsemen sweep by, scything down reason and justice on the way.

Salisbury : A Rush to Judgement

salisbury.pngThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law, or any obligation toward critical thinking….

“By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.” ― John le Carré

The art of (cold) war  by Claire Connelly https://www.patreon.com/posts/17586151


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A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, March 14, 2018 © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

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”Corbyn’s request for further details on the evidence united the British Parliament… against him. From the jeering Tories opposite, to his own angry backbenchers, there was uncontained anger at his request to clarify exactly what is currently known about events in Salisbury. If the consensus is such that the leader of the opposition’s attempt to propose some kind of opposing viewpoint is shouted down, shouldn’t that cause at least some pause for thought? The British Parliament has seen this kind of consensus before. The voices of dissent were drowned out. It didn’t end well. And the evidence was wrong.”

https://www.rt.com/uk/421436-skripal-skepticism-salisbury-novichok/


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This is NOT an ”open and shut” case 

~ former UK diplomat Craig Murray on the Salisbury poisonings.

It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars.….”

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/of-a-type-developed-by-liars/comment-page-1/#comment-722031


salisbury3The prepubescent Gavin Williamson, speaking in his official capacity as ”Defence Secretary” (sic) told Russia to “Go away and shut up.” Putin must surely be terrified by this boy’s steely determination, diplomatic expertise and dazzling repartee

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The Self Has Become A Commodity

London__Westminster_-_Vauxhall_Bridge_Road_Pedestrian_Crossing_-_geograph.org_.uk_-_1739902-1304x400Every measure of mental ill health imaginable shows a society in freefall, not only making its citizens sicker but denying them the help to get better. That is unless your stated aim is to get back to work as quickly as possible. For soon there will be a Department of Work and Pensions employment advisor at your therapy centre, your GP, damn it probably your local supermarket if the Tories get their way. For what worth does anyone have if not to contribute to the job market ? …

The self has become a commodity, with simplified ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) used to inject into people the idea that they can and should be able to excise certain traits, emotions and behaviours for maximum marketability, be that on their CV or via Instagram hits. This responsibilisation and the pressure to display a positive mental attitude and upward trajectory creates casualties, for not all of us can succeed as measured according to neoliberal ideals.

~ article by Jay Watts, Novara Media

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis Means Defeating Neoliberalism Once and For All

http://novaramedia.com/2018/03/05/tackling-the-mental-health-crisis-means-defeating-neoliberalism-once-and-for-all/

 

Carillion : The Privatization Rip-Off Exposed

Free market fundamentalism and elite private interests are failing to deliver for the public good. But firms like Carillion should not be nationalised – they should be denied the ability to exist.

A radical rethink of public procurement in the UK is urgently required.

Government should invest in its own procurement systems.


The Carillion Crisis Explained [ video ]  ~  Chris Williamson MP

Implied Consent

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”Implied consent” for organ donation is a problematic and in my opinion a very dangerous suggestion, especially when it comes from NHS privatiser-in-chief  Jeremy Hunt.

In a privatised and market-driven health service, human organs become a valuable ”commodity”, with harvesting and sale to the highest bidder a far from impossible scenario in the not so distant future.

It is a well-documented fact that Israel already routinely strips vital body-parts –  especially corneas apparently – from the corpses of young Palestinians killed by its security forces before returning their bodies to their families. These organs are then sold on the thriving international market for such ”goods” .

Asset-stripping and exploitation is thus continued even after death.

In any case, I hereby refuse Mr Rockefeller or any other satanic fucker the use of my ticker for their 6th heart transplant…..


HUNT

I’m not a gynaecologist, but I know a Hunt when I see one


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Jerusalem : Trump Crosses the Red Line

israel ruleTrump’s reckless and provocative recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel surely constitutes the final nail in the coffin of the Middle East peace process, inexorably forcing the Palestinians down the path of physical resistance in the form of a Third Intifada as a consequence.
And who could possibly blame them ? For decades they have existed under the heel of occupation in the West Bank, where entirely illegal Jewish-only settlements have expanded and continue to spread; where hundreds of checkpoints are a daily reminder of their subjugation and degradation; and where the natural resources of the occupied land have been, and continue to be, expropriated.
Meanwhile Gaza continues to endure a siege which amounts to collective punishment, helplessly awaiting the next murderous assault on its poorly- defended and impoverished population.
Quite simply….
israel is a terrorist state

And the egregious ”recognition” is not just another Trump aberration. It has been approved overwhelmingly by Congress –  and  unanimously  by the US Senate.

And America blames  RUSSIA  for foreign interference in its politics !


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Trump Crosses Red Line on Jerusalem

article by John Wight, Sputnik


A Priti Pickle

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Priti Patel is an utter disgrace. She met 12 times with Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu, (not once with Palestinians), without telling Boris or Treeza, and freelanced UK-taxpayer funding to IDF’s illegal occupation of Golan.

Next Tory leader ? Certainly shows promise !  ( 33-1 ) 

Two of Ms Patel’s secret meetings were with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information.. He has no developmental brief. His ministerial brief is to suppress activism for Palestinian human rights in Israel and abroad. The purpose of Patel’s meetings with him and the full agenda need to be disclosed.