First up: Jeffrey St. Clair: “+ Someone recently asked me to describe what I mean by the Sputnik Left and I said you’ll know it when you see it. The best definition I could come up with was: political activists who rigorously apply Chomsky’s lens to the NYT, WashPost, and the Guardian, but regurgitate as gospel whatever they read or hear on RT or Sputnik.”, ‘Roaming Charges’, Aug. 24, 2018 (a big wd smile)
Next: ‘Bolton calls on Al-Qaeda to stage more chemical attacks in Syria’, Eva Bartlett, August 24, 2018, RT
“The latest script-reader to toe the chemical hoax line is President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, who on August 22, stated: “…if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time.”
Beyond the tattered veil of moral superiority that is US war propaganda, Bolton’s words were clearly a very public command to Al-Qaeda and co-extremists to stage yet another fake chemical attack.
Bolton’s statement was preceded by an August 21 France-UK-US (FUKUS) joint statement, likewise threatening further illegal bombing of Syria if a chemical attack in Syria occurred (based on evidence the US never has nor needs to reveal).
Recall that the last time they acted on such a threat, in April 2018, the US and its interventionist allies didn’t even wait for the Douma lie to be exposed, let alone for any mythical evidence to materialize, before they illegally bombed Syria with 103 missiles. The bombings occurred before the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had a chance to visit the Douma sites in question.”
She proceeds to deconstruct the non-evidence of earlier ‘chemical attacks’ in Douma, including hospital staff testifying at the Hague that no patients exhibited symptoms of such, linking to the recent briefing report on the Douma allegations by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media that collectively analyzed ‘the facts around the Douma allegations’ (and previous ones), and the discrepancies around the official narratives, as well as:
“The OPCW’s July 2018 interim report on Douma noted that in samples taken from alleged sites, no chemicals that are prohibited in the Chemical Weapons Convention were detected. The OPCW found traces of “chlorinated organic chemicals”, but not Sarin, as alleged by supposed expert Eliot Higgins and the White House, among others.”
August 25, RT: “The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was already deployed to the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he added.
The destroyer has 56 cruise missiles on board, according to data from the Russian Defence Ministry. A US Rockwell B-1 Lancer, a supersonic bomber equipped with 24 cruise missiles, has also been deployed at the Qatari Al Udeid Airbase.
The provocations are being prepared by militants from Al-Nusra Front (now known as Tahrir al-Sham) in Idlib province, northwestern Syria.
In order to stage the attack, some eight canisters of chlorine were delivered in to village near Jisr al-Shughur city for the terrorists’ use, he added. A separate group of militants, prepped by private British security company Olive, have also arrived in the area. The group will be disguised as volunteers from the White Helmets group and will simulate a rescue operation involving locals purportedly injured in the attack, according to the military official.
According to the Defense Ministry spokesman, recent statements by US National Security Advisor John Bolton – in which he threatened to bomb Syria – could be interpreted as an implicit confirmation of such airstrikes. On August 22, Bolton stated that “… if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons, we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time.”
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned Washington against new reckless moves in Syria, RIA Novosti reported. “We hear ultimatums from Washington, including those made in public,” the top official said, apparently referring to Bolton’s recent remarks.”
Ha; Jeffrey St. Clair had left out RIA Novosti; step up yer game, son!.
Sorry to feel the need to blast him at you, but you likely need to hear his threat and watch his accursed
lips mustache move: August 22:
In her Aug. 16 ‘Eyes on Idlib: Syrian children robbed of innocence to act as mouthpieces for US coalition proxies’, Vanessa Beeley, via RT offers a compendium about the many children weaponized in the name of ‘regime change’ at best, and the dangerous, award-winning psyop of the stars of stage and screen the #White Helmets. It’s likely readers will know most of this already, and can offer even better videos that demonstrate their staged rescues.
“First there was Bana al-Abed, who, at only six-years-old, shot to fame depicting life under “Syrian and Russian bombs” in East Aleppo while ignoring the ravages of this enclave by the numerous US coalition-sponsored terrorist and extremist factions that included Al Nusra Front (Al Qaeda) and an assortment of client sectarian militants who collectively punished Syrian civilians in both East and West Aleppo for almost five years
Bana [al-Abed] rose to prominence in the final months of the Syrian Arab Army campaign to finally liberate the Aleppo’s eastern suburbs from extremist mafia gangs and criminal parasites armed by NATO member states and Gulf States and promoted by the Western media as “moderate rebels” while they crucified, executed, tortured, raped and generally abused the Syrian civilians who did not submit to their version of “democracy and freedom”.
The exploitation of Bana by her own parents has been extensively documented and her father’s ties to Nusra Front and even ISIS have been explored. Bana herself has been instrumentalized and converted into a tool for Western military adventurism in Syria. She has been firmly placed on the treadmill of useful “victim” stardom where she will continue to provide the propaganda gymnastics required of her by her controllers and handlers working within the Western soft power complex.” [snip]
“Previously we had Omran Daqneesh, the “face of the suffering of Aleppo”. Unfortunately for the pro-regime-change cartel, Omran’s fame was short-lived when his father was interviewed in 2017, expressing his steadfast support for the Syrian government and his horror that his son had been so universally exploited. Those interviews exposed the story as fake on a number of levels and the media promulgators of the story as shallow, hypocritical narrative builders for empire.”
She spends a lot of time and Twitter videos showing the psyop stars of Eastern Gouta: Noor and Alaa, and features photos of the two snuggling up with Turkish Prez Erdogan post “… exit package for Noor and Alaa was similar to Bana’s – from Idlib they headed to Turkey, the country that was most active in nurturing and incubating the extremist entities that have infested Syria with their ideological hatred and racism.”
From this Tweetie of theirs:
“Today we are so happy to have @RaedAlSaleh3 the head of the Syrian Civil Defense @SyriaCivilDef in our home. He is very kind and he brought us some sweets.
The #WhiteHelmets are such a brave people.”
“Of the Idlib child pool, Marwa is the most eloquent and is once again promoting the White Helmets, another common thread that runs through the child chatter from inside areas that are “serviced” by this dubious search and rescue team that has been roundly discredited by Scott Ritter – a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.
“First and foremost, as a “light” USAR team, the White Helmets are not trained or equipped to conduct rescues of entrapped victims. […] The techniques used by the White Helmets are not only technically wrong, but dangerous to anyone who might actually be trapped. […] In my opinion, the videos are pure theater, either staged to impress an unwitting audience, or actually conducted with total disregard for the wellbeing of any real victims.” Ritter said in an op-ed piece titled ‘Trump’s Sarin Claims Based on a Lie’.
She features other exploited by the war machine children who’ve seemingly swapped names, accounts, etc., and doesn’t wonder that readers will be confused. Her righteous rant calling out those who are harnessing the kids into the (fake) humanitarian war complex as unwitting pawns…that robs them of their innocence by way of their parents having chosen the lost cause side of mercenaries and extremists.
“The children are not to blame but one wonders what they will become.”
The UK, US, and EU proudly funds them, as well. It gets seriously creepy seeing the same children being ‘rescued’ from the rubble; oddly their clothes are clean.
‘The condensed case against the White Helmets’
The Constellis Group website.
at about 2:16 comes the prelude to ‘take two!’
December 8, 2015 ‘Syria: Ultimate Pipelineistan War’ by Pepe Escobar, Counterpunch, before they began pullin’ their punches
‘SYRIA: The Emerging Reality of the U.S Coalition Regime Change War – On the Ground Reporting’ August 20, 2018, David Macilwain,21stcenturywire.com
This is 21stcentury wire’s White Helmets tab.
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)