Nikki Haley, United States’ Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) (The Associated Press)
Thanks to Russia’s limited intervention, Assad’s position in the civil war has gone from strength to strength. The military balance has swung dramatically in the government’s favour, while Trump has acknowledged that putting Syria into the hands of Wahabbist crazies would not be in the United States’ best interests, and said just days ago that the US will no longer go after President Assad as a war criminal. Why then would Assad risk throwing all this away for the sake of a shocking and provocative, but militarily insignificant, chemical weapons attack ? It would be an act of the most extreme folly.
“Even if you take no sides, it doesn’t make sense for Assad under these conditions to all of a sudden use poison gas. I think there is zero chance that he would have done this deliberately.” ~ Ron Paul
”I am therefore for now unconvinced that this was a deliberate use of chemical weapons by Assad forces. I do not rule it out, but it would take much more concrete evidence than currently offered to prove they did something so strongly and obviously against their own interest. But western governments and media have determined to make that the narrative, so the truth is, as so often in modern geo-politics, entirely incidental to the course of future events.” ~ Craig Murray
”At the start of the Vietnam War, when I was 19, we were told that North Vietnamese ships had attacked an American ship and they started bombing North Vietnam. Three-and-a-half million Vietnamese died in the years that followed. And then 20 years later it comes out that that was all complete fiction – made up – and so I never rush to accept anything I’m told by America, it is all about American imperialism.” ~ Ken Livingtone
Deleted Daily Mail Online Article, (January 29, 2013) : “US Backed Plan for Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria to Be Blamed on Assad”
Clearly, Trump is not in control of the most important part of his agenda—peace with the thermo-nuclear powers and cessation of interference in the affairs of other countries.
Even the Pentagon would probably be reluctant to go to war with either Russia or China, but the monkey on its back – the military industrial complex – needs to have its periodic fix in order to sustain itself. Simply put, there is big, unaccountable money in war, or even just the shadow of it; and war is not only a racket, but a psychopathic addiction,
The military/security complex is using its puppets in the House of Representatives and the Senate to generate renewed conflict with Iran and to continue threats against China.
And Trump cannot simultaneously make peace with Russia and make war on Iran and China.
IS TRUMP BEING SABOTAGED BY THE PENTAGON ? : https://geopolitics.co/2017/02/02/is-trump-being-sabotaged-by-the-pentagon/
ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS (video) :https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/all-wars-are-bankers-wars/
In a particularly significant speech – on July 1st, republished on Chinese websites, but little reported in the West – Chinese President Xi Jinping baldly stated :
“The world is on the brink of radical changes. We see how the EU is gradually crumbling and the US economy is collapsing. This will end in a new world order. So, in ten years we will have a new world order unlike anything before, in which the key will be the Union of Russia and China…
”We are now witnessing aggressive actions by the United States against Russia and China. I believe that Russia and China may form an alliance before which NATO will be powerless, and it will put an end to the imperialist aspirations of the West….”
Xi went on to state that ”China advocates people of all countries joining together to change pressure into power, risks into opportunities, and replace confrontation with cooperation, and monopolies with win-win deals.”
It is apparent that once ‘elected’, neither Zio-warrior Clinton nor ‘Nuke-em’ Trump can expect anything like a clear run for the stalled military-industrial imperialist agenda.
Things could get very messy indeed….
When Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia in 2000, the nation owed $16 billion to the International Monetary Fund, and its debt to the Rothschild-controlled ‘Paris & London Club Of Creditors’ was over $36 billion.
But Putin took advantage of the boom in world oil prices to redirect a portion of the profits of Russia’s largest oil producer Gazprom to pay off the country’s debt. The continuing surge in oil prices greatly accelerated Russia’s capacity to restore financial sovereignty.
Excellent piece by John Pilger ~
”…Donald Trump is a maverick. He says the invasion of Iraq was a crime. He doesn’t want to go to war with Russia and China. The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted “exceptionalism” is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.
As presidential election day draws near, Clinton will be hailed as the first female president, regardle…ss of her crimes and lies – just as Barack Obama was lauded as the first black president, and liberals swallowed his nonsense about “hope.” And the drool goes on.
Described by the Guardian columnist Owen Jones as “funny, charming, with a coolness that eludes practically every other politician,” Obama the other day sent drones to slaughter 150 people in Somalia. He kills people usually on Tuesdays, according to the New York Times, when he is handed a list of candidates for death by drone. So cool.
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton threatened to “totally obliterate” Iran with nuclear weapons. As Secretary of State under Obama, she participated in the overthrow of the democratic government of Honduras. Her contribution to the destruction of Libya in 2011 was almost gleeful. When the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, was publicly sodomised with a knife – a murder made possible by American logistics – Clinton gloated over his death: ‘We came, we saw, he died’
One of Clinton’s closest allies is Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of State, who has attacked young women for not supporting “Hillary.” This is the same Madeleine Albright who infamously celebrated on TV the death of half a million Iraqi children as “worth it”. …..’ https://www.rt.com/op-edge/336785-world-war-break-silence/
Maybe a few disputable colours on this map plucked from Google Images…Malaysia ?…Vietnam ?…Saudi ?….Nigeria ??)
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THE SYRIAN AGENDA : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/2/
Israel Support to Al Qaeda Rebels: New Free Syrian Army (FSA) Commander Trained in Israel
27 September 2014 : UK Parliament votes for air-strikes against ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq
”Mission Creep” is not only inevitable : It is the WHOLE POINT of the exercise !
“Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn’t trust the evidence of one’s eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest ‘civilizing’ mission .” ― Edward W. Said (‘Orientalism’)
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IRAQ : ISIS and the horrific, barbarous ‘Caliphate’ are armed by their duplicitous masters as part of the plan to break the Middle East into ethnically and religiously divided vassal states more easily controlled and dominated by the IMF, NATO, Israel and the USA. Syria’s secular, anti-NATO, anti-Zionist Assad regime is currently on the agenda for demonization, destabilization, and destruction…..
August 9 2014 : George Galloway and Abby Martin discuss ISIS Crisis & Gaza Massacre : ”A tragedy, a complete mess…”
August 11 2014
Whichever way you look at it it, and specifically in terms of funding, ISIS and the so-called Caliphate are products of the U.S. government’s duplicitous and decrepit foreign policy..
ISIS is extremely useful to the US/Zionist hegemonic agenda. Essentially they are doing Washington’s dirty work by weakening the secular, anti-imperialist Assad regime in Syria (the last bastion of stability in the region.)
While the news media was focussed on Ukraine and Russia, ISIS was making major headway in Syria, and these barbaric, deluded stooges and religious maniacs already control 35% of the country .Since ISIS is largely based inside Syria, the U.S.can present its customary manufactured ‘humanitarian’ pretext to move against Syria…. and when the U.S does.extend airstrikes into Assad’s backyard, US officials have already made it clear that both ISIS and the Syrian government will be targeted.
So, why would the U.S. help a Jihadist terrorist organization get established, only to attack them later?
Well, why did the CIA put Saddam Hussein in power in 1963, and.back him when he launched a war of aggression against Iran in 1980, (even though they knew that he was using chemical weapons?) Why did the U.S. fund and arm Islamic extremists in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union ?
There is a pattern here, the common thread being the brazen mendacity and unscrupulousness of US foreign policy .It is truly astonishing that their lies are sill believed by anybody.
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PALESTINE : Very informative analysis by Fouad al-Ibrahim, July 25, 2014, of the strategy of the Arab States colluding with Israel : Egypt, Saudi, UAE, Bahrain….(and Qatar’s ambivalent role).
The forces lined up against the Palestinian people are indeed formidable. Their ultimate liberation will be a victory for humanity itself, and humanity must do all that is necessary to achieve this end. The battle lines are being drawn…
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ZIONIISM AND ‘AUSTERITY : THE DOUBLE HEADED BEAST OF PREY
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January 9 2014 : ”MOWING THE LAWN”….and Crushing the Flowers : https://www.oximity.com/article/Crushing-Flowers-A-Report-Documenting-1
24 July 2014
UKRAINE : Meanwhile the puppet regime in Ukraine has dissolved parliament and banned opposition parties, all the better to sell their country down the river to the Bankers for asset-stripping and privatization – cutting old age pensions, halving public-sector wages, and brutally crushing citizens’ resistance in the east of the country.
26 July 2014
‘There would be no game of chess if the pawns refused to play’ : http://rt.com/news/175888-ukrainian-soldiers-border-russia/
Paul Craig Roberts (Interview) : Ukraine and Washington’s ‘ hegemonic agenda : ( PCR can’t help chuckling throughout at the absurdity of it all !) :
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Author of ‘How America was Lost” : Recommended articles :
27 July 2014
”Washington now has in motion the wheels of war. Once the wheels of war begin to turn, momentum carries them forward. The foolish, indeed utterly stupid, governments and media in Europe seem unaware of Washington’s orchestration of their future or lack thereof, or they are indifferent to it. They are dooming themselves and all of humanity by their insouciance.’
10 August 2014
”As horrific as Washington’s recklessness toward the Middle East is, Washington’s recklessness toward Russia is many orders of magnitude greater. Washington has convinced nuclear armed Russia that Washington is planning a nuclear first strike.”
23 September 2014
Exposed: The REAL Reason MH17 Was Shot Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmQ_4pf9hV8
24 November 2014
”The Russian government made a bet that Europe would come to its senses and the conflict would be peacefully resolved. The Russian government has lost that bet and must immediately move to pre-empt a worsening crisis by uniting the separatists provinces with Russia or by reading the riot act to Europe.” – Paul Craig Roberts
9 January 2015 : Situation in Ukraine ‘nearing humanitarian catastrophe’
January 19 2015 : ”A lot of ordinary people in the world view politics as a dirty business and the behaviour of the Ukrainian government is an excellent example as to why people think along those lines…..a disgusting form of behaviour…” http://rt.com/op-edge/224083-ukraine-conflict-donbass-kiev/#.VL4xEekTcxc.facebook
February 18 2015 :
16 jUNE 2015 :
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will defend itself against NATO which is increasing its military presence on “our borders.”
“If someone puts some of our territories under threat, that means we will have to direct our armed forces and modern strike power at those territories, from where the threat emanates,”
Thus the insane, murderous, multi-stranded assault on humanity, compassion and decency by the increasingly Satanic Central Banking /Military-Industrial/US/ Zionist Axis of Evil continues unabated on all fronts. The world looks on, shakes its head….and switches channels.
(update 8 January 2017)
Almost every major western news outlet splashed this story. But it was probably the New York Times’ report which was the most amusing. America’s “paper of record” hailed the DNI’s homework as “damning and surprisingly detailed.” Then a few paragraphs later admitted the analysis contained no actual evidence.
(update 18 October 2016)
This latest attack on the UK’s most informative TV news channel coincides with a simultaneous – and alarming – decline in the credibility of the BBC.
Withholding information is the essence of tyranny; control of access to information is the core of dictatorship.
Only one News Channel on my TV is providing truthful, objective coverage of events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere (…including Britain !…) : How long before it goes the way of Press TV and is taken off air by Murdoch and his Zionist cronies ?
Abby Martin, presenter of RT’s ‘Breaking The Set’, tells it like it is on GAZA
Abby Martin and George Galloway: Solutions on ISIS Crisis & Gaza Massacre
NEVER STOP BREAKING THE SET (Abby Martin) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yia5kEz0jo
‘News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising”-.Lord Northcliffe
”I’ll never get a job on The Economist. What a shame.”
10 October 2015 : RT’s 2016 budget announced, down from 2015, MSM too stumped to spin? : https://www.rt.com/op-edge/318181-rt-budget-down-msm/
“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko