Mother Do You Think They’ll Drop the Bomb? Roger Waters Denounces White Helmets as ‘Fake’

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Roger Waters, speaking at a concert in Spain, branded the White Helmets–universally portrayed by Western media as glorious heroes–as a bunch of frauds.

“We live in a world where propaganda seems to be more important than what’s really going on.”

–Roger Waters

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

–George Orwell

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Syrian Ambassador quotes Orwell: ‘In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act’

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Another Security Council meeting today…and as before, the last speaker, once again, was Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari. Syria is not a Security Council member, but under the guidelines in place, whenever a country becomes the subject of a Security Council debate, its representative is recognized to speak.  In his remarks, Jaafari quoted the famous line from George Orwell about truth-telling during times of universal deceit–and Jaafari’s speech was rather admirable, containing quite a few revolutionary acts in its own right.

Another development on Friday was an announcement from the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the MoD, it has evidence that the alleged chemical attack in Douma was staged. This evidence includes soil samples from the site of the alleged attack (in which no traces of chemical poisoning were found) as well as statements from medical personnel at the Douma hospital that of all people treated in the hospital on the day of the alleged attack, none showed symptoms of exposure to any type of nerve agent or poison gas. According to MoD spokesperson Igor Konashenkov:

“The Russian Defense Ministry has plenty of evidence that on April 7, a planned provocation was carried out in Douma with the aim of misleading the world community. The provocation’s real purpose today is clear to everyone — to prod the United States to launch missile strikes against Syria…

“We managed to find direct participants in the shooting of this video and interview them. Today we are presenting a live interview of these people. Duma residents in detail told us how the filming was conducted, in what episodes they took part themselves and what they did…

“During the provision of first aid, unknown people ran into the hospital, some of them with video cameras, who started screaming, panicking and pouring everyone with water from hoses, shouting that everyone was poisoned with toxic agents. Patients… and their relatives in panic began to pour water on each other…”

One of those interviewed by the MoD is a man who works in the hospital’s emergency room. Footage from that interview is in the video below:

Despite the overwhelming evidence the attack was staged, Nikki Haley is still sticking to her script. Here are her remarks from the Security Council meeting today:

Syrian War Report for 4-12-18, plus some thoughts on the Bizarreness of Trump’s Tweets

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Above is South Front’s latest Syrian War Report.

Additionally, some thoughts on Trump’s tweets: it has seemed to me for a while now that the president’s tweets are so inconsistent and contradictory that either Trump is suffering from some form of multiple personality disorder or, possibly, that someone else besides him has access to his Twitter account. Two recent tweets, both posted on April 11, offer a case in point:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

 Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?

In the first tweet, Trump is basically taunting Russia, threatening an attack–at least upon Syria, if not Russian forces per se. But in the second we see a man who seems genuinely concerned about the possibility of war and wants to extend a cordial hand of friendship, even to the point of wanting to “help” the Russians with their economy. It’s almost as if we’re looking at two different personalities here.

It seems entirely possible that the @realDonaldTrump account is no under Trump’s exclusive control, or…alternately…that Trump could be suffering from some form of multiple personality disorder, or what is scientifically referred to as dissociative identity disorder.

If the former is the case, then it would underscore what a lot of us have suspected for a long time–that Trump is little more than a puppet of the Deep State. However, given all the attacks/threats upon Trump from the media and his political enemies (including possibly threats upon his life) the possibility that Trump has suffered from some form of cognitive breakdown cannot be discounted either. Trump has been in office for more than a year now. He has been constantly defamed, vilified, and denigrated. Pressure of this sort can have extremely negative psychological effects upon even the most mentally healthy individuals.

Trump Taunts Russia in Tweets; Maria Zakharova Raises a Good Point

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Maria Zakharova, someone who has always struck me as having a rather level head on her shoulders, has made an interesting comment on Facebook:

“Smart missiles should be fired at terrorists and not at the legitimate government which has been fighting terrorists,” she said.

Her Facebook post seems to have been a direct response to a recent tweet by Donald Trump in which he taunts Russia, warning it to “get ready” because US missiles will be coming into Syria–missiles, he says, which are “nice and new and smart.”

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

 But even more importantly, Zakharova, who serves as official spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, raises a good point: that a US missile strike on Syria would likely disrupt the work of OPCW inspectors who have been invited by Russia and Syria to come to Douma, site of the alleged chemical weapons attack over the weekend, for purpose of conducting an investigation.

“Have the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) inspectors been warned smart missiles will eliminate all alleged chemical weapons-related evidence on the ground?” she writes.

“Or is the real purpose to promptly eliminate the traces of a provocation using smart missile strikes to create a situation where international inspectors will have no evidence to look for?”

Al-Manar is reporting today that some Israeli media outlets are calling for Assad to be assassinated…while at the same time the Jerusalem Post quotes “senior officials in the defense establishment” as threatening to cause the Syrian president to “disappear from the map and the world” should Iran dare to retaliate for an airstrike against a Syrian military base Monday, an airstrike in which Iranians were reportedly killed.

Meanwhile the Russians continue to advocate “restraint.” At the same time, Russian war ships have begun naval exercises off the Syrian coast, this while the EU’s air traffic control agency has issued warnings to commercial airliners about possible collisions with cruise missiles flying over the Mediterranean Sea.

Some advice to my readers: it might be a wise idea, if you’ve not already done so, to begin stocking up on food.

Tucker Carlson Challenges Narrative on Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

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How ironic that the only anti-war voice in the mainstream media can now be found on Fox News. A strange world we’re living in indeed. By the way, you’ll notice that Sen. Roger Wicker never gets around to answering the question on why it’s in the US national security interest to overthrow the Syrian government.

His chief concern seems to be Israel. “Well, uh, if-if you care about Israel, you-you’re-ah-you have to be interested at least in what’s going on in Syria,” he says. All in all I’d say a rather crystalline confession of where the senator’s priorities lie.

Russian Forces on Combat Alert; Israeli Officials Call for US to Attack Syria

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The website South Front is doing an excellent job keeping track of explosive developments in Syria. Below are links to articles they have posted today as Western hysteria continues to mount over the latest alleged chemical attack. One of the most irritatingly provocative, though totally unsurprising, developments in the fluid situation is that at least two Israeli officials have now issued public calls for the US to attack Syria:

Israeli Officials Encourage Trump to Strike Syria in Response to Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma

In a separate article, South Front reports that Russian forces in Syria are on “combat alert”:

Russian Forces in Syria are on Combat Alert as US Considers List of Targets to Attack Government Forces–Reports

The above-linked story also notes a tweet put out today from the Russian Embassy in the US warning that “military intervention in Syria under false and fabricated pretexts” would be “absolutely unacceptable and may trigger the gravest consequences.” Worth noting as well is a similar warning that was issued back in late March. “We’ve warned and warned the US that these plans must be unconditionally refused,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at that time. “Any such unlawful use of force, similar to what happened almost a year ago at the Shairat air base, would be an act of aggression against a sovereign state, as defined by the relevant article of the UN Charter.”

Also, South Front’s latest video under its series of “Syrian War Report” videos is worth watching. The video, which mentions Douma, the site of the latest alleged chemical attack, was uploaded on Friday, April 6:

There’s not a whole lot about the Syrian situation that could be described as “funny”, I suppose, although a second video–not produced by South Front but posted in their website–does hit a humorous note. The video deals with how the US media often seem to report stories in a manner so identical it seems almost creepy. One would get the feeling they’re all reading from the same script. Actually, it appears that they are:

The War In Syria Cannot Be Ended By Simply Defeating the Proxies

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A Syrian girl helps harvest the famous Damascene rose in a photo taken in May of last year. The girl is from the government-controlled area of al-Marah, just north of Damascus

It happened just as Orthodox Christians in Syria were preparing to celebrate Easter this morning. Suddenly the Western media erupted in a new round of caterwauling.

Another chemical weapons attack in Syria! Photos of dead children, some foaming at the mouth. Trump, almost as if tipped off in advance, immediately got busy tweeting. Assad is an “animal”, he told his Twitter followers. Russia and Iran are “responsible” for actions of said animal–likewise Putin, whom he even mentioned by name.

He also threatened there will be a “big price” to pay.

Once again, the media are getting all their information from Syrian “activists” and White Helmeted “rescuers,” as if they have no reason to doubt anything such sources might tell them. The Russian Foreign Ministry seems a little behind the curve in terms of issuing a response, probably because they’re closed for the Easter holiday, and Patriarch Kirill has been leading an Easter service at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.

An official with the US Department of Homeland Security says he “wouldn’t take anything off the table” at this point, while war hawk Lindsay Graham in the Senate praised Trump’s tweets on the matter, calling it a “defining moment” for the president.

“He (Trump) has challenged Assad in the past not to use chemical weapons,” Graham is quoted. “If it becomes a tweet without meaning then he’s hurt himself in North Korea, if he doesn’t follow through and live up to that tweet, he’s going to look weak in the eyes of and Russia and Iran.”

Graham added that Trump now needs to “show a resolve that Obama never did to get this right.”

The alleged chemical attack is said to have occurred in the city of Douma, which lies within the Ghouta district, where Western-backed terrorist proxies have been all but defeated. It comes just three days after a seemingly absurd statement by Nikki Haley in which the US ambassador to the United Nations threatened to “slap” the Russians “when we need to.”

So let’s see…another chemical attack (probably staged) that the Syrian government had no reason for carrying out. More calls for war. More accusations of Assad “killing his own people.” And more escalating rhetoric against Russia. Yes…it does seem like another case of déjà vu all over again.

It should be apparent by now that the Syrian war can never be brought to an end by simply fighting the proxies. But yet how many times have we heard the words, “ISIS is almost defeated” spoken by confident prognosticators that the terrorists and their supporters are close to throwing in the towel. It never happens, though. Why? The answer is there simply is no end to the number of people who can be recruited as terrorist mercenaries; no end or abatement to Wahhabi religious indoctrination; and as long as major powers with vast amounts of money to spend continue to exploit this seemingly never-ending resource, the war will go on.

The only way to bring the Syrian war to an end is if one of the major powers itself is defeated–either militarily or economically, or possibly both–or undergoes a regime change and voluntarily pulls out. This is the reality of the situation. It’s a reality the neocons of America clearly have grasped. I’m not sure the Russians have quite figured it out yet.

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