Trump administration officials demand Russia and Iran stop supporting Assad’s battle against terrorist invaders or face harsh recrimination and further alienation from Washington.
They want their anti-terrorist operations halted, Assad ousted, replaced by a pro-Western stooge and Syrian sovereignty destroyed.
On Sunday, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed conditions in Syria. They called Trump’s aggression against a sovereign state a grave breach of international law, aiding terrorist groups instead of combating them, undermining peace talks instead of supporting them.
On Monday, Rouhani warned about further US aggression against Syria, saying it could endanger the entire region.
Truth-telling in America is endangered. Free and open expression is our most fundamental right, all others threatened without it.
Exposing government wrongdoing is courageous and essential. Obama waged war on press freedom and whistleblowing. Trump continues his outrageous agenda.
When governments consider truth-telling independent journalists and whistleblowers threats to national security, tyranny replaces freedom. In 2012, the Obama administration declared WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange an enemy of the state, forcing him to take refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid unjust arrest, extradition to America and imprisonment to silence him - not for any crimes. He committed none.
Waging war depends on disinformation, deception and Big Lies - used to justify the unjustifiable.
Conflict in Syria isn’t civil. All anti-government forces are US-supported terrorists. Names of different groups don’t matter.
They’re all cut out of the same cloth. Their aims are pure evil. They can’t exist without foreign support. State actors bear full responsibility for turning Syria into a charnel house. After over six years of war, hundreds of thousands are dead, mostly defenseless men, women, children, the elderly and infirm - millions internally or externally displaced.
The following facts were established and published in obscure places in 2002 (which will be documented here), well before the U.S. and UK invaded Iraq. But, did you know these facts, from the news-reports you encountered, at that time, before we invaded, on that day that will forever be remembered in infamy, as the precise date when America’s rabid dictatorship became clearly exposed, for all future history to contemplate, in horror, that cursed day being 20 March 2003 — the day of the invasion that is still destroying the Middle East, and worse? Did you know these facts, at that time? The New Rulers of the World John Pilger, 2002, Verso Books p.9:At the time of writing, Iraq is likely to be attacked by the United States. Using sections of the American and British press as ‘conduits’, US intelligence has successfully created what the CIA in Indochina used to call a ‘master illusion’. This is the threat of Iraq’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’. There is no proof or credible evidence of any such threat, which has been denied by numerous authorities, including the former United Nations inspector in Iraq, Scott Ritter.17 However, the Iraqi ‘threat’ is central to the Bush administration’s post-September 11 strategy of ‘total war p.152:
The most important ‘evidence’ of Iraq’s complicity with September 11 is that the alleged leader of the Twin Towers suicide hijackers, Mohamed Atta, was supposed to have met an Iraqi intelligence agent in the Czech Republic. In the British press, the intelligence agent was promoted from being ‘low level’ (The Guardian) to ‘mid-ranking’ (Independent) to ‘senior’ (Financial Times) to the ‘head of Baghdad’s intelligence services’ (The Times). Only the Financial Times questioned whether the ‘meeting’ took place at all, or had anything to do with the destruction of the Twin Towers.97 On the BBC’s Newsnight, Mark Urban, the Foreign Office correspondent, revealed that there was ‘secret information’ about ‘a missile Saddam Hussein was planning to launch’. He provided no evidence.
On Sunday, Turks voted on whether to replace its parliamentary system with a presidential one - affording Erdogan virtual dictatorial powers.
He can now rule by decree, short of circumventing existing laws. He can declare emergency rule, appoint two vice presidents, ministers and regime officials, as well as dissolve parliament if he wishes and call new elections.
He has more control over Turkey’s courts. His power-grab prevailed on Sunday by a 51.3 - 48.7% margin. Reported turnout was 84%.
The referendum was held under state of emergency conditions, following last July’s failed military coup - tens of thousands imprisoned in its aftermath, over 130,000 purged from regime, academic and other public positions.
Since Obama launched naked aggression on Syria, using imported terrorist foot soldiers, aided by US-terror-bombing, I’ve written numerous articles, too many to count, throughout the horror inflicted on defenseless civilians.
But I’ve never been to the shattered country to see firsthand what’s happening - the devastating carnage, the unspeakable human misery, the loss of life and anguish from US imperial viciousness.
21st Century Wire’s Patrick Henningsen and Vanessa Beeley are there now, reporting on US-led Western and regional state-sponsored atrocities - committed by ISIS, al-Nusra and other imperial foot soldiers, endless war and carnage against a beleaguered, long-suffering people.
What can possibly justify so much harm on so many Syrians for so long with no end in sight to their long ordeal - because America wants war, regime change and destruction of the Syrian Arab Republic, no matter the cost in human lives and suffering.
Protests, violence and vandalism flared up in Paris as results of the first round of the tight presidential race were being counted. Disillusioned French youth protested what many of them see as a political “masquerade.”
Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures this year than ever. 2,056 stores closed down in 2016 and 5,077 were shuttered in 2015. The worst year on record is 2008, when 6,163 stores shut down. "Barely a quarter into 2017, year-to-date retail store closings have already surpassed those of 2008.
The attack hit the al-Fawwar camp on Sunday, wounding two others, the unnamed official told the French news agency AFP. It was not clear whether the assault was an airstrike or shelling. The attack comes after Israel struck a Syrian army position in the province of Quneitra on the Golan plateau on Friday
Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn't held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual presidential election concluded with Sunday's vote. Students immediately took to the streets in protest against Le Pen's success in the first round, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Macron received about 24 percent of the vote, while Le Pen received about 22 percent, according to the French government's initial vote estimates
Air defense weapons specifically designed for use in the Arctic will be showcased for the first time on May 9. These are Pantsir-SA and Tor-M2DT short range missile and cannon systems, both mounted on DT-30 Vityaz two-unit ATVs that have considerably improved the missile systems’ cross-country capability, all-new Su-30SM heavy fighters, Bal and Bastion coastal defense missile systems will be showcased for the first time state-of-the-art Armata tanks.
Central banks (ECB & BoJ) have bought $1 trillion of financial assets just in the first four months of 2017, which amounts to $3.6 trillion annualized, "the largest CB buying on record."
Police say six people were arrested Thursday evening at a Flint church during a town hall meeting on Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s recommendation to stay on the Detroit water system.
There are hundreds of sanctuary cities nationwide, providing relief from the prospect of deportation to undocumented immigrants who live and work in those places. American colleges and universities have followed suit, becoming part of a major movement nationwide to create “sanctuary campuses.” Oakland, California, appears to be the first city to champion “sanctuary workplaces” through a city council resolution adopted earlier this week. The measure, championed by immigration rights groups, would prevent employers from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to identify employees who are in the country illegally.
Reality is being manufactured to manipulate your emotions and actions! In this video, It used to be if you controlled the oil, you controlled the world. Now it’s if you control the information, you control the world. That is why they are cracking down so aggressively on independent media.
The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas, reports AFP. Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles on the capital's east, west and south sides with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.
Power outages hit Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, leaving commuters stranded and traffic backed up Friday. About 90,000 customers were affected in San Francisco.While the outages occurred around the same time there is no evidence they were connected or coordinated.
Members of dozens of French unions and civil groups have taken to the streets of Paris ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote, protesting what they call a “political masquerade.” Police deployed tear gas after protesters used smoke grenades and flares. While France is observing pre-election silence on Saturday ahead of the first round of the voting, crowds have been marching through the streets of Paris rejecting the policies of all the candidates leading in the polls.
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDR) that argues that as the modern battlefield becomes more technologically complex, crowded with more sensors, satellites, drones, and interconnected networks, the risks of another nuclear accident are on the rise.
NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The plan will be a key part of the European Union country's plan to modernize its military, benefiting from a gradual increase in annual spending.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, formerly a top editor at the Wall Street Journal, says nuclear war is the most dire problem Americans face. This comes at a time when trust between Russia and America is at all-time lows.
"Trump launched missiles into Syria under the false story that Assad used chemical weapons. The deep state is pushing their agenda to get the world into war. The base the missiles hit was reported to be damaged but from drone footage it shows there is was no damage to the runway. Many of the missiles didn't hit their targets, was this because the S200, 300 or 400 missile systems intercepted the missiles or did Russia jam them. Be prepared because the deep state is not finished."
"Lets try to avoid another catastrophe in the Middle East"
Published on Mar 11, 2017
THE RAD IN AMERICA - YRTW ELE NO 7 AND 8 - MAPPED
"Facing a Dying Nation"
" … In a short time a dose of 1 Sv causes acute radiation sickness, and a dose of 10 Sv is fatal.”
READ the article and see the tables, sources and notes:
TOTAL GAMMA RADIATION In Your Radiation This Week
No 7 and 8
Good Day! This is “Your Radiation This Week ” for the past 2 weeks. These are the recorded Total Gamma Radiation and Sievert highs that affected people around the United States.
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