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April 04, 2017

Various Issues

1. The anti-Russian mania and the Putin derangement syndrome in the U.S. and other "western" countries has left the realm of reasonability. It is of no use to argue over it. What is the endgame of the people who plant and propagate this nonsense?

2. Al-Qaeda in Syria and its subordinate "moderate rebels" are being defeated in their last big attack on Hama governate. The Russian defense ministry said that more than 2,000 Jihadis had been killed during the failed attack. Another attack on Latakia was stopped cold by massive Russian air strikes on the staging areas. Al-Qaeda's back yard in Idleb is under constant air interdiction.

The usual response when under such pressure are incidents of "chemical attacks" "on civilians". Such is claimed today in Khan Sheikhoun. The video footage, taken (when?) in a White Helmets base, shows "rescuers" spraying water on people who are claimed to have been effected by Sarin. If this were a real chemical incident involving Sarin or similar stuff these unprotected, unprofessional "rescuers" would be heavily effected if not dead.

Conveniently this incident also happens just two days before another international conference on Syria. The heavy media attention is likely the starting shot of a new campaign of CIA support for al-Qaeda in Idleb and a second leg of Turkey's invasion of Syria.

3. Trump had promised to change or eliminate "Obamacare". He let the Republican party under Ryan come up with a plan. That plan was crazy, disliked by the people and Trump rejected to take responsibility for it. Ryan was left hanging when the plan died in Congress.

Trump also promised to eliminate ISIS. He let the U.S. military come up with a plan. That plan is to bomb Mosul and Raqqa to smithereens and to kill everyone ISIS. The Pentagon has no viable plan for the time thereafter. Who will rule (and pay for) the destroyed Raqqa when the campaign is over? Who will have responsibility for the larger consequences? If the Kurds get it, the Arabs will rebel. If the Turks get it, the Kurds will fight them. If some (former ISIS) Arabs get it, Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq and the Kurds will fight them and the U.S. military will have to protect them. The Pentagon has no answer to that problem. Trump will let the generals hang just as he let Ryan hang. They will have to take the responsibility. Don't they smell the trap?

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@Petri Krohn / 97

Thanks so much for your amazing work and that of Caustic Logic.
Looking through video material behind the links at ACLOS I just kept wondering,
why we see only little children, kids, adolescent boys and a few elderly man,
but no adult woman victim appears within this video material.
Little children are most of the time closely around their mothers,
a vicious gas attack on a civil population would leave the mothers dying along her children.

Posted by: maningi | Apr 5 2017 17:21 utc | 101

No sourcing other than Konashenkov for the bit about chemicals going to Iraq, afaik...

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that Syrian aircraft have conducted an airstrike near the town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria’s Idlib province on the warehouse of terrorists’ ammunition and the mass of military equipment, where chemical weapons' ammunition had also been stored and delivered to Iraq.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704051052301312-syria-strikes-chemical-weapons-warehouse/

That's a helluva ratline, if true.

Posted by: stumpy | Apr 5 2017 17:22 utc | 102

Putin derangement syndrome.

Listened to 7 mins. of a F, MSM tv interview of a ‘professional, educated’ F finance / pol type - a Macron supporter :

quote: Putin is flying bombardier planes with transponders turned OFF over France, pure provocation and threat! Le Pen is financed by Russian banks who defaulted after those gifts, so that was a-hem convenient. Congugal violence was de-penalised recently in Russia. Russia’s aim is to destroy Europe. (….)

Reminiscent of ‘paranoid schizophrenia.’ Any ordinary bloke who pushed consistently, in public, such, about e.g. Hollande, Nethanyahu, Napoléon, or Queen Liz., and sported even the vaguest extra alarming signs of mental derangement such as fists in the air, foaming mouth, mild threats, convoluted e-mails / dodgy phone calls, hanging around a girl’s school, peeing on the grass, etc. would be, depending on place, either gently enjoined to consult as soon as possible, and I can help you or simply dragged off by men in white coats or in black boots. F MSM tv of course is not real life, and he is a respected person.

The point is he is not crazy, but particpatin’ in some ‘agenda’ and certainly imho paid for, or just hopefully latching onto some ‘tribe’ to afford his life-style. The challenge is figuring out by whom, how, what for, etc.

https://www.les-crises.fr/comprendre-macron-grace-a-edouard-tetreau-qui-le-soutient/

Posted by: Noirette | Apr 5 2017 17:23 utc | 103

A quick point - hope I'm not repeating what others have said:

Seems to be military activity building up in IDLIB amd Turkey may be at the centre of it - a chemical attack would be the perfect pretext for Turkey to go in and 'protect innocent civilians'.
(Just thought it was worth mentioning)

https://komnews.com/us-restores-support-islamist-rebels-moves-unify-groups-idlib/

Posted by: AtaBrit | Apr 5 2017 17:36 utc | 104

@ somebody | 91

Very interesting to see that Federica Mogherini blames Assad because he holds "primary responsibility" for protecting civilians. She does not blame him for attacking Idlib with sarin gas!

Posted by: AtaBrit | Apr 5 2017 17:42 utc | 105

The US civil war being waged by election losers of the ruling class including all their minions against the new regime has two main objectives:
1) to be reinstalled so as to continue the 25 or so year control of all global supply chains and
2) to provide cover for all their vast crimes and frauds in the event they can not regain total control by overthrowing the new regime.
The current ratcheting up in Syria is just the latest tactic to bait Trump into a full fledged war with Russia via boots on the ground in Syria. Imagine the great distraction from all those crimes and frauds. No one would ever bring charges until long after these people were dead.
We are seeing real HARDBALL being played by these people who, after 25 years of the worst human nature has to offer in the manners of greed, depravity, and power facing a loss of all they have worked for. We can only hope that regular people in growing numbers wake up to the realities we are facing as a human race and civilization. ALL of these complicit people should be jailed for life. They have become evil.

Posted by: linda amick | Apr 5 2017 17:49 utc | 106

F election. Pending surprise events, stabbing murder of a candidate, blasting terrorist attack, war break-out, ….none of which I expect, but who knows, —-

The first round will throw up Le Pen ( about 25% or so of vote), facing some opponent.

Opponent will be Macron, and against him or any other (Fillon, Hamon...) she will lose.

Macron now has the support of R. Hue (ex-leader of the *communist parrty* !), Bayrou (‘Modem’, centrist, third party, influential, would have won the last pres. elections with diff. electoral system), a good chunk of Socialists — those who don’t support Hamon, and call themselves social-dems. Plus, all ersatz rebels like Daniel Cohn-Bendit, aka Danny le Rouge of 68 fame, some ‘splinter ecological’ view, plus. all the ‘eco’ types support Macron.

The ‘gay’ and ‘informed’ and ‘media’ social types do so as well. Pierre Bergé (partner of Yves St. Laurent, which is huge biz, money), Delanoe, gay ex-mayor of Paris, + the infamous B. Kouchner (Doctors without borders) and more, link to Le Monde newspaper, heh they usually are more discreet, in F, all support Macron to the hilt.

The fix is in, all know it is a done deal and best to make kissy-touchy to get into the sphere or power.

le monde

Posted by: Noirette | Apr 5 2017 18:50 utc | 107

https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/sarin/basics/facts.asp

How people can be exposed to sarin

-Following release of sarin into the air, people can be exposed through skin contact or eye contact. They also can be exposed by breathing air that contains sarin.
-Sarin mixes easily with water. Following release of sarin into water, people can be exposed by touching or drinking water that contains sarin.
-Following contamination of food with sarin, people can be exposed by eating the contaminated food.
-A person’s clothing can release sarin after it has come in contact with sarin vapor, which can lead to exposure of other people.
-Because sarin vapor is heavier than air, it will sink to low-lying areas and create a greater exposure hazard there.

So...it seems from the photos that it cannot have been sarin, what with all that water being used and rescuers have plenty of exposed skin. Best bets are 1) some other nerve agent or 2) it's faked?

Posted by: jawbone | Apr 5 2017 19:15 utc | 108

More detailed info and other nerve gasses, compared.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8b63/5e885486c0672aaaa962afe500ca65e1a8a1.pdf

Posted by: jawbone | Apr 5 2017 19:27 utc | 109

The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate
https://consortiumnews.com/2017/03/29/the-sleazy-origins-of-russia-gate/

Posted by: Anon1 | Apr 5 2017 20:14 utc | 110

...
but no adult woman victim appears within this video material.
Little children are most of the time closely around their mothers,
a vicious gas attack on a civil population would leave the mothers dying along her children.
Posted by: maningi | Apr 5, 2017 1:21:56 PM | 101

Thanks a Million, maningi!!!

I've been looking for something to embarrass the incurious shitheads in the ENTIRE Oz MSM for their overt and unquestioning gullibility.
That'll do nicely, thank you very much.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Apr 5 2017 20:30 utc | 111

the man behind the sarin gas claims in idlib, Shajul Islam, has a history
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/17/shajul-islam-in-court-john-cantlie-hostage-syria_n_1972502.html

Posted by: brian | Apr 5 2017 22:49 utc | 112

It really looks like there is no backing down from the agenda, Trump is following the same script. Remember the busloads of militants and sympathizers shipped to Id-lib, no air attacks on Allepo for almost two months? before they finally liberated the town. Had them all cornered and let them go and now gonna gas bomb them?

So back to the UN, exactly what is the US pretext for troops on the ground in Syria or Turkey troops? Hell if the UN is gonna address something, start there! Oh Yeah fighting ISIS. How come the evidence of NATO support of ISIS gets no traction but the white helmets are star witnesses, unquestioned, rock solid? All those ISIS tankers chugging off to Turkey under the protecting eyes of the US sats with their stolen oil that no one can trace. How is a video of a TOW missile in the hands of terrorists hitting SAA troops not evidence that we are firmly planting ourselves on the wrong side of history. If Assad is such a bad ass why didn't his agents take out that guy serving up all the BS from above the Pizza shop in London, years ago? Observatory, not, paid Propagandist.

There we are in bed with the Saudi's while preaching to the world how clean our hearts and minds are, is our addiction to petro so extreme that we have sold our souls to the devil, we have no moral basis to claim any superiority! Apologies for the rant,my dashed hopes for trump have me feeling thoroughly demoralized.

Posted by: frankly | Apr 6 2017 4:41 utc | 113

Is this woman retarded spreading these fake news conspriacies 247 on Russia?

One cannot argue that media dialogue about Russia is in any way serious or rational, so long as mainstream legitimacy is offered to a person who literally thinks Vladimir Putin murdered Andrew Breitbart
http://russia-insider.com/en/unhinged-british-witch/ri19330

Posted by: Anon1 | Apr 6 2017 15:18 utc | 114

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