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‘Neocon artists’ elude accountability for Iraq war
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It’s been 15 years since the US invaded Iraq at the behest of the neocons in power at the time. Where are they now? From President George W. Bush to Secretary of State Colin Powell, and from painting to paid speaking engagements, RT America’s Dan Cohen takes a look at where the key players in the Iraq war deceptions are now – and how none of them have been held accountable.
 

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Police storm French supermarket and shoot dead ISIS gunman who was holding hostages as it emerges he had killed a person before beginning his siege, where he killed two of his captives

  • The Moroccan stormed a Super U supermarket in Trebes, south west France, and took hostages this morning
  • Special police forces later descended on the supermarket and shot the suspect dead, ending the siege
  • Fanatic, armed with a gun, knives and a grenade, had hijacked a car, killing a passenger and injuring the driver
  • The gunman, named as Redouane Lakdim, 26, then shot at officers and injured in nearby city of Carcassonne
  • He then drove to supermarket and shouted 'Allahu Akbar, I'll kill you all' before killing a worker and shopper
  • Man said to have demanded release of Salah Abdeslam the last surviving suspect in 2015 ISIS attack in Paris


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Siege in Gaza: Five killed by Israeli forces and 370 injured as thousands of Palestinians swarm the border, burn photos of Trump, and vow to protest for six weeks until the US embassy moves to Jerusalem

  • Hundreds injured as Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli military at Gaza border, officials say
  • Four protesters killed in clashes and one man died earlier on Friday in Israeli shelling on Gaza
  • Thousands of Palestinians have gathered in tent encampments set up in five sites near the border
  • The 'tent protest' will last for six weeks, until the U.S. carries out move of embassy to Jerusalem
  • Protesters were seen burning posters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the border today


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Gaza protest turns deadly as Israel deploys 100 snipers
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At least 14 people were killed and over a thousand people wounded on Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters gathering near the border wall. Hind Khoudary has the story from Gaza.
 

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The fatal kidnap machine of ISIS | DW Documentary
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ISIS, or so-called Islamic State, made millions by taking hostages - many of whom didn’t survive. An in-depth look at how kidnapping helped IS rise to power.

"End of Truth” is an investigative documentary that shows the political and financial dimensions of the hostage-takings and how the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIS, cleverly exploited them in its rise to power. Interviews with negotiators, investigators and the hostages’ local fixers illuminate the terrible danger of misinformation when lives are at stake. The film shows how one of the causalities in war is often truth. The documentary shows how news embargos on kidnappings by Islamic State can have fatal consequences for the hostages and other potential victims. In 2012, in the midst of the Syrian Civil War, British photojournalist John Cantlie and his US colleague James Foley in Syria were on their way from Syria to Turkey when they were abducted by masked men wielding Kalashnikovs. The kidnappers were from ISIS. The terrorist group quickly saw that they could make the taking of western hostages into a lucrative business: for the ransom money than; and for the worldwide publicity it brought the terrorist organization when the media reported the horrific footage of hostages and beheadings. The hostages’ countries of origin frequently made foreign policy concessions. At the same time, they imposed news embargos or passed on false information - with fatal consequences. Unaware of the danger posed by Islamic State’s orchestrated kidnappings, other journalists and aid workers ventured into highly dangerous areas controlled by the group. Those whose countries did not agree to pay ransom money were killed by the kidnappers. That was the case for James Foley, who was decapitated in 2014.
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Palestinians prepare for fresh protests as funerals begin for 16 people killed by Israeli forces in Gaza's bloodiest day for four years - as Israel threatens to target 'terror organisations'

  • Protesters are preparing for further demonstrations near the Israel-Palestine border following violent clashes
  • Thousands of Palestinians have gathered in tent encampments set up across five sites for the six-week protest
  • Isreal has defended its soldiers who opened fire on demonstrators, killing 16 and injuring more than 1,400


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President Trump 'freezes' $200million earmarked for Syria by fired Tillerson as he continues to push to remove U.S. involvement in rebuilding the war-torn country

  • The frozen money was meant for recovery efforts such as removing unexploded weapons and restoring water, power and electricity
  • Now-fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced $200million would be added to recovery efforts during a trip to Kuwait in February
  • He has repeatedly expressed a desire for the U.S. to get out war-torn Syria
  • The State Department has not confirmed the reports, published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday


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RAW: Military drone shows devastation of Eastern Ghouta, Syria
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The Syrian Army has released drone footage purportedly showing massive destruction and devastation in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, Syria.
 

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Trump says US troops to get out of Syria 'very soon' | Al Jazeera English
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US President Donald Trump says American troops will be leaving Syria "very soon".

He made the comments at a rally in Ohio on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Turkey's president is rejecting France's offer to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish armed groups in Syria.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker has more.
 

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Trump says he wants to pull troops out of Syria and that he told Saudi Arabia they can pay for them if they want U.S. presence to remain

  • President Trump repeated his wish to pull American troops out of Syria while speaking at a press conference with Baltic leaders on Tuesday
  • 'I want to get out, I want to bring out troops back home, I want to start rebuilding out nation,' Trump said
  • Trump added Saudi Arabia is 'very interested' in his decision, and suggested he told the Saudi king to pony up money to keep U.S. troops in the war-torn country


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Trump pulling out of Syria would upset Battle tuff war hawks like lindsey graham and chuck schumer.
 

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Saudi Arabia Expects No Oil Supply Impact from Houthi Tanker Attack
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By Stephen Kalin and Rania El Gamal RIYADH/DUBAI, April 4 (Reuters) – An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen’s Houthis will not hit oil supplies, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians.

The Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition which includes other Sunni Muslim states says the Houthis attacked the oil tanker off Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah on Tuesday.

The Houthis, however, say they targeted a coalition warship in response to an air strike on Hodeidah on Monday that killed at least a dozen civilians, including seven children.

“The terrorist attack … will not affect economic activity or stall oil supplies,” Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Twitter.

Saudi oil industry sources told Reuters that oil operations and shipments were proceeding as normal and that security around facilities inside the kingdom had not been raised further.

“It was a minor attack. There was no impact, but the question is will it continue?” one of the sources said.

The European Union’s naval force said the oil tanker was the vessel Abqaiq. Shipping data showed it was Saudi-flagged, carrying more than 2 million barrels of crude oil and destined for Ain Sukhna in Egypt.

The tanker, whose owner Saudi shipping group Bahri did not immediately respond to a request for comment, was in international waters when it came under attack at around 1330 local time (1030 GMT), the coalition has said.

Yemen’s Houthis Threaten to Block Red Sea Shipping Lane

Spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki told reporters on Wednesday the coalition had responded to the attack by bombing a facility for making and storing bomb-laden boats and coastal defence missiles.

He said a weekend fire at Hodeidah port was sparked by another missile that misfired when the Houthis tried to launch it at a coalition ship. The blaze, which destroyed aid supplies, was blamed by port workers on an electrical short circuit.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) intervened against the Houthis in Yemen’s war in 2015 to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The Houthis, who control most of northern Yemen, have launched missiles at Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, in the past few days. Saudi authorities said they had intercepted the missiles, although debris had killed one person.

Yemen’s Houthi Leader Threatens to Attack Saudi Oil Tankers if Key Port Attacked

In April 2017, Saudi forces said they had foiled an attempt to blow up an Aramco fuel terminal in southern Saudi Arabia using a high-speed boat laden with explosives, alleging the Houthis were behind the attempt.

The Saudi-led alliance has conducted thousands of air strikes targeting the Houthis, often hitting civilian areas, although it denies doing so intentionally.

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of supplying missiles to the Houthis, who have taken over the capital Sanaa and other parts of Yemen. Tehran and the Houthis deny the allegation. (Additional reporting by Jonathan Saul in London, writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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Military Officials, Analysts Warn Against Hasty US Withdrawal from Syria
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U.S. military officials and analysts warn that it is too early for U.S. troops to pull out of Syria as President Donald Trump suggested earlier this week. Although U.S.-backed forces recaptured most of the territory from Islamic State militants, Turkey is now carrying out an offensive in northern Syria to remove Kurds who were at the forefront of the fight against the terrorists. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Waltz: If US completely leaves Syria we will have ISIS 3.0
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White House to issue a statement on U.S. military future in Syria.
 

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Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden tells Saudis to rise up against its 'criminal tyrant' leader over the Crown Prince's close relationship with Trump

  • Hamza bin Laden has attacked Saudi Arabia's links to America in a new video
  • Al-Qaeda 'heir' urged 'people in the Arabian Peninsula' to rise up against 'tyrants'
  • Comes as Saudi Arabia's de factor leader Mohammed bin Salman visits the US
  • Crown Prince has also said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land


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Trump: 'Just Kidding. We're Staying In Syria.'
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That didn't take long. No sooner did President Trump vow to remove US troops from Syria, when after a meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis and other advisors resulted in another flip-flop. Like with the recent omnibus budget, he complained but went along with it. Will he pull out in six months as he more recently promised? Don't hold your breath!
 

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Trump: 'Just Kidding. We're Staying In Syria.'
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That didn't take long. No sooner did President Trump vow to remove US troops from Syria, when after a meeting with Defense Secretary Mattis and other advisors resulted in another flip-flop. Like with the recent omnibus budget, he complained but went along with it. Will he pull out in six months as he more recently promised? Don't hold your breath!
This can’t be he said we were out of there during campaign also.
 

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Neo-con scum bubbles must have Trump by the balls.
 

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Trump's furious Situation Room row with his top general is LEAKED: Chairman of joint chiefs reprimanded him on Syria - so president demanded immediate pull-out

  • Trump held a summit in his White House situation room this week on how to get out of Syria - and in an astonishing breach, it has leaked
  • President opened the meeting with a tirade about U.S. intervention in Syria and asked what it had gotten for the money and American lives
  • He said 'nothing' repeatedly but Associated Press says intensity of Trump's tone and demeanor 'raised eyebrows and unease among the top brass'
  • Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford reprimanded Trump saying his approach was 'not productive'
  • Trump hit back by demanding immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces and end to aid efforts and had to be talked down by defense secretary Mattis
  • At a separate meeting he watched CIA footage of a terrorist being killed and demanded to know why his family wasn't taken out too


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'It's like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women's shelter': Anger as SYRIA prepares to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical weapons despite Assad regime being blamed for latest toxic gas outrage

  • Syria 'will assume the presidency of the Conference on Disarmament on May 28'
  • Geneva-based group negotiated international treaty banning use of poison gas
  • While not formally a UN organisation, it reports to the UN General Assembly
  • Comes as Bashar al-Assad's regime is being blamed for another poison attack


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'Everybody's gonna pay a price': Trump says 'heinous' chemical weapons attack in Syria 'will be met forcefully' as he points the finger at Russia, Iran and 'Animal' Assad

  • Trump is weighing another military strike after a weekend chemical attack timed to the anniversary of the U.S. assault last year on dictator Bashar al-Assad's army
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham this morning said that Assad should be classified as a war criminal, and Trump ought to totally destroy his air force
  • Trump said recently that he wants the United States' 2,000 troops out of Syria
  • GOP Sen. John McCain say the comment 'emboldened' Assad
  • Attack had Trump turning the screws on Russia and saying that Vladimir Putin would have a price to pay if his country was involved
  • Trump had several meetings today with his military advisers, including one where he signaled a strike would be kept secret until after it had happened


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Another False Flag - Will Trump Escalate In Syria?
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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?
 

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Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria? An Open Source Investigation
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No sooner has the idea of a US withdrawal from Syria been floated than Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus...or so we are being asked to believe. But this is not the first time we have been lied to about chemical weapons claims. What is the evidence about this situation, and what are the latest developments with regard to the international response? Corbett Report members are asked to contribute to this open source investigation by posting information and links about this breaking news event.
 

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Trump is talking like a douchbag hope it is just talk to appease his Jew friends.
 

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Trump is talking like a douchbag hope it is just talk to appease his Jew friends.
Don't pay attention to what Trump says, pay attention to what Trump does!
 

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Will Cohen Raid Lead Trump To Attack Syria?
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Russia starts JAMMING US drones over Syria 'seriously' hampering military operations as Trump deploys aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman to the Arabian Gulf and considers retaliation for gas attack

  • US officials say Russia began jamming some smaller drones several weeks ago
  • It came after a spate of suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians
  • Experts warned jamming could cause drones to malfunction or possibly crash
  • President Trump is widely expected to launch revenge attacks on Assad regime


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'Get ready Russia, the missiles are coming': Trump makes terrifying Twitter threat to Putin and 'gas killing animal' Assad after Kremlin vows to shoot down any missiles fired at Syria and attack U.S. ships – and Trump says Moscow relationship is worst EVER

  • President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday to 'get ready' for strikes on Syria
  • Tweeted to Moscow: 'You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it'
  • Added in a second tweet that the U.S.-Russia relationship is worse than during the Cold War
  • U.S. has maintained the threat of missile strikes in the wake of Saturday's horrific chemical attack
  • Russia's ambassador to Lebanon: U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and launch sites targeted
  • Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol warns about the use of missiles in the area 'in the next 72 hours'
  • World Health Organization says 500 people went to hospitals showing 'symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals' after Saturday's poison gas attack on the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma


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UK submarines move within missile range of Syria as Theresa May convenes 'war cabinet' and prepares to brush aside MPs’ demands for a vote before joining military action on Assad

  • Comes as Donald Trump signalled US was ready to launch strikes against Syria
  • Theresa May has called senior ministers to gather in Downing Street later today
  • The PM has said Britain will co-ordinate its response with the US and France


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Deadly S-400 anti-aircraft missile 'ring of steel' protects Assad: US fears network of Russian air defense that can shoot down 80 planes at once from 248 miles away and is 'one of the most feared weapons in the world'

  • US President Donald Trump has warned Russia to 'get ready' for strikes on Syria in an extraordinary tweet
  • Trump told Moscow 'You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it'
  • US has maintained the threat of missile strikes in the wake of Saturday's horrific chemical attack in Douma
  • Russia ambassador to Lebanon says US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and launch sites targeted
  • The S-400 has been described as one of the most formidable air defence systems in the world
  • It is capable of shooting down fighter jets and missiles and has a 248 mile range
  • Russia has claimed the chemical attack in Douma was staged by White Helmets rescue volunteers
  • The Kremlin also claims its experts have found no evidence of poisonous substances after taking samples


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Did Trump jump the gun with Twitter threat of strikes on Syria? President meets top military brass and national security advisor as the White House tries to downplay threat to launch missiles

  • President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday to 'get ready' for strikes on Syria
  • Tweeted to Moscow: 'You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it'
  • Message came after Russia's ambassador to Lebanon said that U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and launch sites targeted
  • Intelligence director Dan Coats, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford were at the White House
  • 'All hands' meeting included National Security Advisor John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence
  • Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted that despite Trump's digital saber-rattling, nothing was decided
  • Statement raised questions over whether Trump had military options at hand when he made the threat
  • Allies France and UK have still to decide on how to respond to gas attack on Douma at weekend which is being blamed on Bashar al-Assad
  • Russian military says it will deploy troops to Douma, the rebel-held Damascus suburb where poisoned gas killed dozens on Saturday, to establish 'security' for the town
  • Air traffic control agency Eurocontrol warns about the use of missiles in the air around Syria 'in the next 72 hours'
  • World Health Organization says 500 people went to hospitals showing 'symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals' after Saturday's poison gas attack
  • Kremlin's UN ambassador said the chemical attack was a 'staged event' faked by provocateurs working with a first-responder aid group whose work was chronicled in an Oscar-winning documentary


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Luongo: "The Harder The Winds Of War Blow, The More They Suck"


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When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions. Case in point was last year’s bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year? According to him, we’ll know soon. Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean. Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

The circumstances are exactly the same as last year. The pro-Assad coalition is winning, having made short work of the ‘rebels’ in Eastern Ghouta. And now we are to believe they are so stupid as to gas women and children after Trump’s big light show last year?

New Russian sanctions were unveiled on Friday. A new alleged chlorine attack on Saturday. The Israelis lobbing missiles on Sunday. Russian markets melt down on Monday before Special Counsel Robert Mueller orders an FBI raid of Trump’s lawyer, Steven Cohen.

This isn’t just a full-court press for war. It is the push for a Faustian bargain with the most evil people on the planet.

The political establishment across the West is reminding us all the price of opposition to perpetual war for perpetual serfdom. The people of Russia spoke loudly three weeks ago.

Defy the West however you have to Mr. Putin. It’s obvious Mr. Trump isn’t up to the job.

These Neoconservative power-mongers are asking you to accept universal serfdom at their hands or World War III with Russia. You can live as slaves in a pan-global oligarchy of overlapping corporate and bureaucratic interests or you can be nuked.

It’s your choice. You have 24 to 48 hours to decide.

War of the Narratives
They knew where this was leading the entire time. Last month I told you French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Embarrassment at the U.N. Nikki Haley were prepping the world for the events of this weekend. They warned Syria and Russia not to use a chemical weapon.

It’s all part of the script.

It doesn’t matter that we’ve seen behind the fourth wall. We see what they are doing and even anticipate it. When Tucker Carlson is devoting thirteen minutes to the idiocy of the current situation you know this technique has jumped the shark.


We live in an age where the speed of communication is too much for these people to maintain their lies for very long, if at all. They are fighting the collective intelligence of millions of people debunking the lies in real time.

They have been pushed by the existential threat posed to them to become better.

To devote their lives to unmasking the truth before the bodies have been hosed off and photographed.

Now, the question on everyone’s mind is, “Will it be enough?”

What is obvious is that the people creating these narratives, may be the smartest people in the room, but they aren’t smarter than the room itself. That’s their problem.

Remember the Bush Adminstration jackass who said, (thanks to the great Justin Raimondo for this, which I’ve never forgotten):

We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’”


They still think they have that level of control over information. They create reality and everyone runs around thinking it’s real because they said it.

But, the problem is that people have reached that, “AH! BOLLOCKS!” moment. And it doesn’t even work long enough to achieve the initial goal.

Since these reality-creating techniques don’t work anymore the social media networks are brought in to stifle the debate.

But, these are the same people who think they can take down The Pirate Bay, which they haven’t.

Tomorrow-land
Now that the latest cat is out of the bag let’s review our current status.

Every time Donald Trump notches a win in his war against, for lack of a better term, The Bad Guys, there is a follow-up event of such monumental stupidity that it defies description.

The plan? Blame the Russians and the Syrians because most Americans are too stupid to see through the fog of war.

Accuse Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his international coalition of what we aren’t doing and have the media to tell us that we’re the ones fighting ISIS. A blatant lie. When another pocket of U.S./ISrael/Saudi enabling ISIS/Al-qaeda resistance crumbles gin up a chemical weapons attack.

Call Assad an ‘animal.’ The sheer number of accusations of Assad at this point is enough for a large swath of Americans to believe he’s capable of this.

Big meet Lie.

The west has gone insane. Israel used the chaos to take advantage of the situation to bomb Iranian targets in Syria… again.

The U.S. thumps its chest for a broader war because as the world’s indispensable bully no one can stand up to us and win.

But, amazingly, everyone stays very clear of Russian assets knowing full well what the consequences will be. The U.S. military commanders have been very clear in three years in Syria, when the Russians stop talking and threaten shooting down U.S. planes, the U.S. listens and planes don’t fly.

But, somehow I’m to believe that S-400’s don’t work or that Israeli pilots could break a No-Fly Zone over Lebanon if the Russians implemented one if some of my most recent conversations with people are to be believed.

The MAGA crowd will be used here to support Trump if he goes along with this insanity, the same way he went along with ousting Russian diplomats over nothing, raided Russian embassies, signed the omnibus spending bill, signed a sanctions bill being used now to destabilize Russian financial markets and signed off on the Skripal inanity promoted by Theresa May.

It will be their job to stand by their man the same way liberals stood by Obama for the previous eight years. And guess what? The Bad Guys know this. Hell, they count on it. And that’s why Trump has to at some point stand up and say, “No.” Even if they over-ride him. Even if they impeach him.

You have to signal that you are in charge and not the paper-hangers and criminals you were elected to fight against. You want our continued support earn it. Because this is not Making America Great Again.

This is simply another day in the reality-based empire of perpetual war.

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6 Simple Reasons Why Trump Is Going To War In Syria


by Tyler Durden
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:33


Authored by Alex Christoforou via TheDuran.com,



POTUS Trump knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

The mainstream media knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

All of Congress knows that the chemical attack in Syria is a hoax and false flag.

The entire world knows that Assad is not that stupid (he is a doctor and ophthalmologist) so as to gas women and children at the very moment he is winning the war in Syria…launching a chemical weapons strike for shits and giggle, moments after Trump announced a US pullout from Syria.




Here are six very simple reasons why Trump will go to war in Syria, all of which have nothing to do with a trumped up “heinous” chemical attack from an “animal” dictator, or spreading democracy to the Middle East…

1. The Petrodollar (via comment on The Gateway Pundit):

“The Chinese have recently issued the gold backed Yuan, which they, and others, have vowed to use to sell/purchase oil (amongst other things).​
The last two nations that tried to introduce a currency to compete against the petrodollar were Libya and Iraq. The US needs that pipeline through Syria even more than ever now, especially if they are to compete for European gas/oil markets (presently controlled by Russia and their pipeline) and the Chinese Yuan.​
But i’m sure none of that has anything to do with it…”​
2. John McCain and the MIC:
McCain is the Deep State president, and the number one war salesman for the military industrial complex.

Where ever John McCain goes, war follows.

Libya, Ukraine, Syria…McCain is the angel of death, and the MIC sends him around the world to arm neo-nazis in Ukraine, Al Qaeda terrorists, ISIS head choppers, and any other group that is willing to start fake “civil wars” or illegal “coups”, all for the profit of the military industrial complex.




3. Saudi Arabia and MbS:
Saudis crown prince just wrapped up a US PR tour and is now in France.

Western leaders and mainstream media “liberals” are creaming in their pants over the Saudi leader, hailing him as a visionary, renaissance man.
They fail to report on how MbS is slaughtering Yemeni citizens by the thousands, or how his Saudi dictatorship is one of the most repressive regimes in the world.

Also forgotten is that Saudi Arabia supported Al Qaeda during the 9/11 terrorist attack, and are admittedly funding and training Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorists in Syria…terrorists that make their way to Europe, and eventually run over innocent people with cars and trucks.

No matter…MbS (and his billions in cash) has the ear of Trump and Macron…now both the US and France are giddy about attacking Syria.



4. Israel:
Israel has been itching to destroy Syria for decades.

April 9th, 2018 two Israeli F-15 fighters launched guided missiles from Lebanese airspace.

They struck Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, without warning or just cause. Five out of eight missiles found themselves neutralized.

Three, however, found their mark – the western part of the airbase, as The Duran reported.

According to NBC news, Israel informed the United States prior to their strike on the Syrian base, but did not warn Russia.

Russian military could have been present at the Syrian base during the attack, yet Israel did not warn Moscow.

In its actions, Israel is trying to create the trip wire necessary to propel the world towards a hot war between the United States and Russia.

Israel’s goal…take over Syria, or at the very least install a government in Damascus that will report directly to Israel.

5. Cover up past and present American, Deep State false flags in Syria:
Russia’s control of Douma, and its ability to now conduct a full investigation is a big reason why the Deep State is so eager to bomb Syria as soon as possible.

The Duran reports

As a result of the total surrender of the Jihadis previously in control of Douma on Sunday, it is the Russian military who this time are in control of the alleged crime scene.​
This has put the Russians in a position where for the first time they are able both to invite the OPCW inspectors to attend the crime scene and to provide them with protection if they are there, whilst at the same time monitoring and supervising their work.
If the chemical attack on Douma really is fictitious – as the Russians insist it is – then for the first time their control of the crime scene puts the Russians in a strong position to prove it.​
The point was made forcefully by Russia’s UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council session today, and it also received indirect backing from the UN Secretariat, who admitted that they could not confirm that a chemical weapons attack had happened, and who called upon all sides to show restraint until a proper investigation of the incident had taken place.​
Nebenzia followed this up by inviting OPCW inspectors to the scene as early as tomorrow Tuesday.​
By now it should surprise no-one that the fact that the Russians are in control of the crime scene and may on this occasion be able to prove conclusively that no chemical weapons attack happened in Douma, instead of deterring a US attack, is actually making it more likely.
This is because the credibility of the various ‘witnesses’ to the Douma attack – who are of course the same witnesses who were previously ‘witnesses’ to the 2013 East Ghouta and the 2017 Khan Sheikhoun attacks – is now on the line, as is the credibility of those Western governments – first and foremost the US government – who believed or who pretended to believe them.​
I would add that not only is the credibility of the US government and of other Western governments on the line. So is the credibility of Western journalists who also believed or pretended to believe the ‘witnesses’.

6. Distract from Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels:
Bill Clinton did it when he attacked Serbia, so as to distract from Monica’s BJ in the oval office, and now Trump has the opportunity to bomb Syria so as to distract from Cohen, Mueller and porn star Stormy Daniels.




What better distraction from sexual scandal then to start a hot war.


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Luongo: "The Harder The Winds Of War Blow, The More They Suck"


by Tyler Durden
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 03:30




Authored by Tom Luongo,
In Vietnam, the wind doesn’t blow… it sucks.​
— Tag Line for Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”​



When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions. Case in point was last year’s bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year? According to him, we’ll know soon. Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean. Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

The circumstances are exactly the same as last year. The pro-Assad coalition is winning, having made short work of the ‘rebels’ in Eastern Ghouta. And now we are to believe they are so stupid as to gas women and children after Trump’s big light show last year?

New Russian sanctions were unveiled on Friday. A new alleged chlorine attack on Saturday. The Israelis lobbing missiles on Sunday. Russian markets melt down on Monday before Special Counsel Robert Mueller orders an FBI raid of Trump’s lawyer, Steven Cohen.

This isn’t just a full-court press for war. It is the push for a Faustian bargain with the most evil people on the planet.

The political establishment across the West is reminding us all the price of opposition to perpetual war for perpetual serfdom. The people of Russia spoke loudly three weeks ago.

Defy the West however you have to Mr. Putin. It’s obvious Mr. Trump isn’t up to the job.

These Neoconservative power-mongers are asking you to accept universal serfdom at their hands or World War III with Russia. You can live as slaves in a pan-global oligarchy of overlapping corporate and bureaucratic interests or you can be nuked.

It’s your choice. You have 24 to 48 hours to decide.

War of the Narratives
They knew where this was leading the entire time. Last month I told you French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Embarrassment at the U.N. Nikki Haley were prepping the world for the events of this weekend. They warned Syria and Russia not to use a chemical weapon.

It’s all part of the script.

It doesn’t matter that we’ve seen behind the fourth wall. We see what they are doing and even anticipate it. When Tucker Carlson is devoting thirteen minutes to the idiocy of the current situation you know this technique has jumped the shark.


We live in an age where the speed of communication is too much for these people to maintain their lies for very long, if at all. They are fighting the collective intelligence of millions of people debunking the lies in real time.

They have been pushed by the existential threat posed to them to become better.

To devote their lives to unmasking the truth before the bodies have been hosed off and photographed.

Now, the question on everyone’s mind is, “Will it be enough?”

What is obvious is that the people creating these narratives, may be the smartest people in the room, but they aren’t smarter than the room itself. That’s their problem.

Remember the Bush Adminstration jackass who said, (thanks to the great Justin Raimondo for this, which I’ve never forgotten):

We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’”


They still think they have that level of control over information. They create reality and everyone runs around thinking it’s real because they said it.

But, the problem is that people have reached that, “AH! BOLLOCKS!” moment. And it doesn’t even work long enough to achieve the initial goal.

Since these reality-creating techniques don’t work anymore the social media networks are brought in to stifle the debate.

But, these are the same people who think they can take down The Pirate Bay, which they haven’t.

Tomorrow-land
Now that the latest cat is out of the bag let’s review our current status.

Every time Donald Trump notches a win in his war against, for lack of a better term, The Bad Guys, there is a follow-up event of such monumental stupidity that it defies description.

The plan? Blame the Russians and the Syrians because most Americans are too stupid to see through the fog of war.

Accuse Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his international coalition of what we aren’t doing and have the media to tell us that we’re the ones fighting ISIS. A blatant lie. When another pocket of U.S./ISrael/Saudi enabling ISIS/Al-qaeda resistance crumbles gin up a chemical weapons attack.

Call Assad an ‘animal.’ The sheer number of accusations of Assad at this point is enough for a large swath of Americans to believe he’s capable of this.

Big meet Lie.

The west has gone insane. Israel used the chaos to take advantage of the situation to bomb Iranian targets in Syria… again.

The U.S. thumps its chest for a broader war because as the world’s indispensable bully no one can stand up to us and win.

But, amazingly, everyone stays very clear of Russian assets knowing full well what the consequences will be. The U.S. military commanders have been very clear in three years in Syria, when the Russians stop talking and threaten shooting down U.S. planes, the U.S. listens and planes don’t fly.

But, somehow I’m to believe that S-400’s don’t work or that Israeli pilots could break a No-Fly Zone over Lebanon if the Russians implemented one if some of my most recent conversations with people are to be believed.

The MAGA crowd will be used here to support Trump if he goes along with this insanity, the same way he went along with ousting Russian diplomats over nothing, raided Russian embassies, signed the omnibus spending bill, signed a sanctions bill being used now to destabilize Russian financial markets and signed off on the Skripal inanity promoted by Theresa May.

It will be their job to stand by their man the same way liberals stood by Obama for the previous eight years. And guess what? The Bad Guys know this. Hell, they count on it. And that’s why Trump has to at some point stand up and say, “No.” Even if they over-ride him. Even if they impeach him.

You have to signal that you are in charge and not the paper-hangers and criminals you were elected to fight against. You want our continued support earn it. Because this is not Making America Great Again.

This is simply another day in the reality-based empire of perpetual war.

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Trump's Madness In His March To War
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Published on Apr 11, 2018
Today was a fast-breaking news day as the US appears to be moving closer to a massive military assault on Syria over unproven claims that Assad released chlorine gas on Syrian citizens. President Trump Tweeted a military threat to Russia this morning, followed minutes later by a more reconciliatory Tweet. Meanwhile, military movement on the ground, air, and sea suggests a major confrontation is imminent. Will Americans opposed to such a potentially catastrophic clash be able to stop the war machine? Tune in to this special edition of the Liberty Report.

 

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War With Syria: Why, How Long, For What Reason and Who Fills the Assad Vacuum? 'Tis Another Libya?
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Published on Apr 12, 2018
War with Syria?! Good heavens, why? That's absolutely nuts. Oh, yes. And let's not forgot Zuckerberg's walk in the park. A grilling 'twas not. He skated. But back to the war with Syria thing, how utterly insane is that?