The mainstream narrative surrounding the sarin gas attack in Syria simply doesn’t add up. Even if you assume that Assad is nothing but a vile monster who would have no problem with gassing his own people, the attack still doesn’t make sense. That’s because even monsters have a sense of self-preservation.
Just days before the attack, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced a reversal of a longstanding policy in Washington. He said that the US was no longer absolutely determined to oust Assad. America’s six year war against his regime was basically over. So why would Assad reignite a conflict with the world’s preeminent superpower with a chemical weapons attack? A conflict that I might add, would greatly reduce the chances of him remaining in power?
Assad is by no means a good guy. He’s not even an okay guy. He is definitely a despot who relies on violence to suppress the population. But he’s never shown any signs of being suicidal. Six years of fighting to maintain his rule proves that. What’s much more likely is that Assad is being set up.
Don’t believe our government’s claims about satellite photography catching Assad’s aircraft dropping the sarin. In fact, the little evidence that has been provided falls on its face once you take a closer look. That’s the determination of Theodore Postol, a physicist and professor at MIT, who reviewed documents released by the White House regarding the gas attack.
Postol said: “I have reviewed the [White House’s] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017.
“In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document point to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of 4 April.
That evidence is a photograph of the shell that delivered the sarin gas, which according Postol, shows signs of having explosives set on top of it before being detonated on the ground. That sounds a lot more like the work of the rebels, not the Syrian government.
“The explosive acted on the pipe as a blunt crushing mallet,” Postol said. “It drove the pipe into the ground while at the same time creating the crater.
“Since the pipe was filled with sarin, which is an incompressible fluid, as the pipe was flattened, the sarin acted on the walls and ends of the pipe causing a crack along the length of the pipe and also the failure of the cap on the back end.”
Keep in mind that Postol is an expert in this field. He’s been advising our government on weapon technologies since the Gulf War. He’s not some armchair scientist. More importantly, after working with our government for so many years, he’s all too familiar with how unreliable intelligence reports from the White House can be.
“All of these highly amateurish mistakes indicate that this White House report, like the earlier Obama White House Report [from Ghouta in 2013], was not properly vetted by the intelligence community as claimed.
“I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicisation of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it.
“And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.”
Once again, our country has made an attack against a sovereign nation without any justification.
Next, he’ll be defending the fat little twat in North Korea by saying he had a unsupportive childhood, or some shit.
The fact that they are Muslims is enough for me to justify an attack.
Fuck them all.
The Global War On Cash: Target India – Part 1
via Shelley Kasli and greatgameindia.com India’s only quarterly journal on Geopolitics & International Affairs.
The big bankers of the world, who practice the terrorism of money, are more powerful than kings and field marshals, even more than the Pope of Rome himself. They never dirty their hands. They kill no-one: they limit themselves to applauding the show. Their officials, international technocrats, rule our countries: they are neither presidents nor ministers, they have not been elected, but they decide the level of salaries and public expenditure, investments and divestments, prices, taxes, interest rates, subsidies, when the sun rises and how frequently it rains. However, they don’t concern themselves with the prisons or torture chambers or concentration camps or extermination centers, although these house the inevitable consequences of their acts. The technocrats claim the privilege of irresponsibility: ‘We’re neutral’ they say.
Galeano (1991) Professional Life/3 p. 108; As cited in: Paul Farmer (2005) Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor.. p. 10
India’s Ban on Cash: The above quote by Eduardo Hughes Galeano, an Uruguayan literary giant aptly captures the mood in regards to the recent decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and introduce Rs 2000 notes. While there were many questions raised, analyses made, theories put forward and allegations leveled in the ensuing confusion, almost all stuck to the domain of financial economics. None were able to examine the geopolitical forces that shaped the situation under which the decision was made. Geopolitics is a field alien to financial economics. Thus when economists need to step outside the frame of finance theory to consider larger implications they are confronted with the messier world of geopolitics; the world that operates on a totally different set of rules than financial economics. In this report we explore these geopolitical forces and provide an insight into the chain of events that led us to this juncture.
Hermes ~ The Greek God of Commerce.
The sad fact of the matter is you can’t bomb your way into peace in the Middle East.
If anything, we should be strengthening Assad to prevent Al Qaeda from gaining any further ground in Syria.
I don’t like either side, but one side is definitely better than the other. At least with a dictator in power, you know what to expect. Allow a bunch of radical weird beards to take over and who knows what will happen?
Actually, now we do know- ISIS has been happy to toss people off roofs, burn them alive, lower them in cages into pools, and blow people up in mass executions for various crimes, real and imagined.
The Islamic Middle East is not really conducive to democracy. You have two choices, secular dictatorship possibly benevolent, possibly malevolent or non sculpt Islamic Fundamentalist. Jordan while a monarchy is in essence a benevolent dictatorship. Saddam economically not too bad, politically questionable. Libya, the highest standard of living in Africa. Syria somewhere in-between. Regardless Syria, Libya and Iraq had Christians protected by the government. The Islamic Fundamentalists that the US has allied itself with are multiple times more tyrannical and malevolent then the “disposed” or “disposed” dictators the US scorns. One has to ask themselves why can’t the obvious be seen? How can regime change be beneficial for the respective populations? The answer is it isn’t and its not intended to be. Chaos, fragmented states is what is being accomplished and its the goal .
There is no way that the resources are being spent repeatedly achieving the same result unless that result was intentional.
The SAD fact is about WHO created Al Qaeda… many years ago… a non-intelligent agency
The SAD fact is WHO acts on false positives and HOW FAST…
Whether the gas attack was conducted by ASSAD or was a false flag by Rebels, is open to debate pending release of classified intel documents that would show radar recordings and satellite images of the planes leaving and returning to that airbase.
What IS without question a gross violation of the Geneva Convention is ASSAD’S deliberate bombing of the HOSPITAL where the victims of the chemical attack went for treatment.
THAT action, alone, justifies TRUMP’S attack on the airfield. BTW, How many of the 100 Rooskies known to be stationed at that airfield died ???
How many ??? Not one ??? 🙂
“pending release of classified intel documents that would show radar recordings and satellite images of the planes leaving and returning to that airbase.”
No all that proves is that the planes were there, they dropped bombs. Phosgene, Chlorine could well have been in ISIS inventory. If as the professor shows that the gas canisters were breached from an outside explosion then they were the result of being blamed and not the gas bomb itself.
It was sold that sarin gas was used. It wasn’t. The false narrative is unraveling. I know the US has an excuse for bombing the Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan and they possess the best targeting system available. Was that worthy of a Russian cruise missile attack?
None of this is about Assad being bad. Its about a NATURAL GAS not oil pipeline that Assad is preventing at the bequest of his Russian allies. Think the US bombing doesn’t kill children? Why is that not shown in the media?
bombed not blamed
K2: You seem to have all the answers. How many Russian personnel of the 100 stationed there were killed or wounded ??? 🙂
For TRUMP, this is about ASSAD being bad and creating safe spaces for Syrian Snowflakes.
For Israel it’s about a natural gas pipeline owned by, and paid for, by the Gulf States, which the TRIBE will use to ship the natural gas from their Leviathan Field to Europe.
There’s a BIG difference between the two. 🙂
USA BEEN IN ILLEGAL WARS<ILLEGAL REGIME CHANGE<ROBBERY OF POOR COUNTRIES RESOURCES, GENOCIDE….ETC FOR 222 YEARS OUT OF 239 y.and USA,UK,FRANCE,GERMANY, are owned and controlled by the Zionist lobby.USA JUST PICKS ON POOR COUNTRIES THAT CAN'T FIGHT BACK, COWARDS.
The radical rebels did it. Assad would not be so stupid to do it when he’s winning the war already with Russia’s help. Frankly I believe the Russians over the people running the US government……we all know that is the so called shadow government, aka NWO. I still think Trump is now being controlled by these traitors. They, NWO, have been hell bent on starting a war; whether it’s been a race war or a middle eastern war or now a world war. Now Trump is willing to oblige for some unknown reason. The actions taken now by Trump can only lead us to war with Russia and China. North Korea is a loose cannon, and really can’t predict what they will do with a nuclear warhead. I would try other means first, diplomacy through China or extreme sanctions. I just can’t see Trump’s thinking on this one. I believe the MIT professor, mainly because I’m biased and already knew it wasn’t Assad or Russia behind the chemical attack.
From inception as a beginning nation, Americans have ALWAYS shown great mistrust of all governments, hence the frequency of the cry ‘false-flag’. Propaganda agitators are well aware of this trait.
At some future date, quite likely this venue will also display the picture of the contributor,(and that’s possibly a good thing!) for clearly the desire on the part of some themes here is the work of those with a hatred for the nation extending far beyond a mere partisanship; they are not American and perhaps will not even ‘look’ American. Just a heads-up caution towards those strident voices that attempt to hijack this site for quite un-American purposes.
Also, far too many pseudo-professional scientists and professors are paid-for hacks. Remember the Al Gore gang and all that fakery? This ‘evidence’ fails the smell test too!
We need to get out of the Middle East.
We have nothing to gain and everything to lose.
Oil and poppies (opium) are the two reasons we are there.
Poppies in the ‘Stan. Thats not the middle east. Thats southwest Asia. Too hot to grow
poppies on the Arabian peninsula.
Its a shame that many of us doubt our own government on information fed to us. We may never know what really happened until too late or years later. Even true info will now be doubted from here on.
Dead on. I believe nothing I see on media any more. It has become a magic show. Illusion can be created to show anything they want. Digital manipulations of audio and video can do anything on a screen. It’s a shame indeed. I am sure some truth flows thru but we will never be sure what is fact and what is fiction.
Exactly, the boy who cried wolf. If the government wants me to believe something they’re going to have to come up with undisputable evidence.
The ME is a quagmire for the centuries. Stop bombing and send them all back.
They can make their own ME Great Again! Just keep it inside the border and the rest of the world will say, Good Job!
No more American blood, not one single drop and not one red cent for that crap hell hole called the ME.
Any outside of the border crap and spin the wheel for the bomb drop location. Put Mecca and Medina on the wheel list, kinda like Wheel of Misfortune.
Keep it in the ME borders and kill each other if you like because the rest of the world does not care! Crash and burn or get your crap together, its up to the ME!
I’m so sick of hearing about crap over there and all the money spent. Even more sick about hearing of all the negative impacts from failed integration attempts of the degenerates. Talk about bad apples…
This failed plan would equate to a failed business notice only governments can come up with crap this STUPID!
FIRE their GOV azzes when you get the chance! Change DOL law and fire the Deep State, too.
” from here on”?
Gulf of Tonkin, WMD in Iraq, The bogus employment / inflation numbers, JFK.
Seriously, when does Uncle Sam tell the truth?
Thanks Kevin..your post declared what I was about to post.
you cant handle the truth
yeah , we know.. just try us for once eh?
could we, just ONCE, get a chance to TRY to handle the truth?….purty PLEASE!
Some of our troops saw the yellow cake uranium in Iraq. It was shipped to Diego Garcia
then to Canada after that. This was AFTER the MSM had took the no WMD thing and ran
it into the ground. The govt. was not about to open up the WMD thing for public & political
consumption again. They wanted it to go away. It was too late too use it to justify anything
and Bush administration no doubt wanted to move on without more smoke blowing.
The lower enlisted military people that witnessed this were hushed and discredited by
their own chain of command.
Those with an agenda really don’t care about iron clad proof. The flimsiest of reasons is enough for them to get by. Human nature and despots always rely on the barest minimum to get what they want. Cowards and fools let them get away with it.
Hope this guy has his will up to date.
I did not know we had an MIT professor that knows so much more than our military intelligence agents. Why wasn’t he drafted into our current programs with such a brilliant mind??
If ever I feel the need for an opposing point of view coming from MIT … I’ll look Chomsky up.
Postol gathers Intel by watching u tube videos . ( see: Postol critique Iron Dome) I mean seriously … You’re a freaking PHYSICIST @ MIT and the best you can come up with is an analysis of u tube vids? ha
However the way him and David Duke slobber all over Syrian Girl does lend credibility to the “snowy roof theorem”-
“Just because there’s snow on the roof don’t mean there ain’t fire in the stove” ?
It’s not that we don’t have excellent intelligence, it’s the fact they LIE!
He reminds of the architect who proclaimed himself to be an expert in metallurgy, skyscraper construction engineering, and explosive demolition. A complete and total fraud.
We had a civil engineer in our office tried the same thing. He ended up standing tall in from of his state licensing board for unethical behavior in expressing expertise in areas he knew nothing about.
Why is this even news? The first alleged chemical attack was also a fake. Anyone remember how independent analysts said the residue wasn’t Syrian and how terrorists were caught with more nerve gas by the Turkish border guards? Assad is winning and has no reason to use chems.
So what else is new,,,
What is interesting and therefore indicative of these false flags, or even worse completely fabricated news is the haphazard content. They don’t even bother do it that well to achieve deception. Under the most superficial of investigation the official narrative collapses. The no full bio suits is a prime example. What this tells me is that TPTB have zero concern about the body politic. I assume that their omnipotent control of the Main Stream Media and the utter lack of formidable political power in the publics hands makes it safe for them to to anything with the most flimsy explanation.
If one was to think about the above this is headed from covert to overt totalitarianism.
The US government feels the American people are stupid, because they have been feeding us lies for over 70 years and we except it.
Its not that they’re stupid, its that they just don’t care. The path of accepting the official story is easy, Americans like easy, the questioning of it gives one “tsuris”. Its a Yiddish word that defined means heartache and bullshit. Up until these actions directly and clearly negatively effect the average American they will be far more concerned with “food and circus”. All of this will graduate to the latter and the American public will say, “How did this happen” all the while still taking the accepting path of least resistance.
The public is held in a collective “Stockholm Syndrome”. Its just too damn frightening to accept that your being hoodwinked, bamboozled, lied to. Its far easier, and in the short term believed to be safer not to question those who have great power over you.
“safer not to question those who have great power over you”
This is especially applicable when the question is the validity of the use of violent force.
accept……………I need to proofread. Thanks Kevin2.
It seems to me use of chemical weapons is an act of desperation, economics, or “optics”. I suspect optics in this case. I’d gas
Washington D.C. before I’d use a Nuke on it. It would make one hell of an impression.
Not a sham, it is a message.
Nothing is real. There’s nothing to get hung about. Strawberry fields forever.
What about that Cleveland killing that was posted on Face book. One DINDU supposively shoots another DINDU that’s picking up cans? I dunno it could be a fake also?
Western Rifle Shooter blog has a good article on the governments Stingray cell phone intercept program. Explains how it works to intercept your phone calls. Read the comments there for more info. It can turn on your phones camera.
yet , they cant catch a Murdering Muslim with the technology
Or did they? He dead.
WarchildDammit, is it you who preps with the Goldfish Cracker???
No need to buy them anymore. Here is a recipe for a giant goldfish cracker:
or is it ButtCrackofDoom?