I was very disappointed to click on the bookmark last night and discover that the prolific and popular Aangirfan website has completely disappeared.
The cause of this is unclear but given the dedication of the writers on this site and the volume of work they publish, it is inconceivable that the authors have removed the site of their own volition.
As it stands, four and a half years of work, comprising thousands of articles on a huge variety of topics are no longer there.
The current site started in April 2014 after the previous site aangirfan.com became inoperable, the writers stating that they could no longer access the account.
That site, started in late 2004 is still online unlike its successor.
In April 2014 when the writer/s of Aangirfan were locked out of that ten-year site, they immediately started posting on the new site. I don’t think they missed a day so it is highly likely that they will start a new site in the near future if they are unable to have the 2014-2018 site restored.
Aangirfan is a great site and one that I and many others owe them a lot so presuming that the original second site cannot be restored, the purpose of this piece is to gather and disseminate the new address they are posting under.
Hopefully larger sites will perform this task, but they may not, so I would be immensely gratified if anyone comes across any information about the new site for Aangirfan, please leave the web address in the comments and I will give a link to the new site.
Happily others have noticed this unhappy turn of events. Thanks to Henry Makow for providing brabantian a platform to lament this event.
The Battle for Eastern Ghouta is over, Syria and her allies have reclaimed the six-year long insurgent stronghold in a two month military operation that has provoked an extremely dangerous tantrum from the West and their allies that has the US and Russia in a rhetorical state of war and seemingly on the path to armed conflict.
The US, Britain and France have promised a strong joint response to the preposterous lie they are perpetrating of the “chemical attack” in Eastern Ghouta’s now evacuated insurgent enclave, Douma.
This quote from Tass encapsulates the complete lack of evidence in Douma on all fronts very well.
“Syrian doctors in Douma have dismissed the rumors they had received patients suffering from chemical poisoning. In an interview to the media doctor Yaser Abdel Majid, of the city hospital, said that they had never received patients with chemical poisoning either last weekend or since the beginning of hostilities in Syria,” the reconciliation center said.
Earlier, staffers of the Russian center for reconciliation had questioned doctors and other personnel of Douma’s hospital. The medics said that “all those who had received their medical aid had ordinary injuries, fractures and fragmentation and gunshot wounds.”
There has been confirmation of this from ambulance driver Ahmed Saur, who has worked in one of Douma’s districts for the past several years and by virtue of his profession sees the patients doctors go to.
“On April 6-8 we had not a single patient suffering from chemical poisoning. Only ordinary war wounds,” he said.
Earlier Syrian Red Crescent Society doctors told the media all rumors about patients with chemical poisoning were not true.
Also, the reconciliation center said “militants leaving the city have been questioned and none of them knew anything about chemical weapons allegedly used against them.”.
This story is ultimately as realistic as if the Western media now reported on fierce clashes in Douma with the insurgents of Jaish al Islam fighting to the last man and inflicting severe casualties on the “regime” Army when in reality, the final batch are in the process of evacuation!
That fact is every bit as concrete as the fact that the doctors working in the Douma hospital reported to the Russian military investigators sent to the precise hospital depicted as an attack site in the Jaish al Islam/ White helmet video depicting the alleged attack and discovered no traces of any chemical weapon having been used, no patients in the hospital as a result of any chemical attack, and no dead bodies anywhere who died in the clearly fraudulent and fictional “attack”.
Even the departing insurgents of Jaish al islam claimed no knowledge of any chemical weapon incident, although there is an overwhelming likelihood that when they arrive in Idlib they will become participants upon their masters orders.
One of the four thousand people released from the captivity of Jaish al islam as part of the evacuation deal related being made to participate in a faux chemical attack filmed in 2015.
“A Syrian civilian who was freed from Jaish al-Islam captivity in Douma on Monday, recounted how the militant group had allegedly forced him to participate in a “pretend” chemical weapons attack scene that they then filmed, back in 2015. “We went [to Douma] and they [Jaish al-Islam] gathered us and forced us to take our shirts off, and said ‘the army is about to use chemical weapons,'” Mohammed Khudr Mousa stated from Salamiyah on Wednesday. “‘You should pretend chemical weapons were used against you and that you cannot breathe. We will pour water on you to revive you,'” he recalled his captors saying. Khudr Mousa went on to describe how a doctor held captive by the militant group was allegedly “forced to fill syringes, pretending that he was injecting us to revive us.” “They [Jaish al-Islam] poured water on us, and forced us to pretend we were unconscious according to their wishes. They brought a camera and filmed us,” he alleged. In an off-camera comment, he told Ruptly that he was not able to say whether the video he was part of was published. ” (Source)
That description closely matches what is depicted in the White Helmets/Jaish al islam footage privdied to a baying Western media in support of the work of fiction they were jointly creating.
Forget about facts, we are the West!
But none of that matters at this point. The US navy is heading to the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian navy are conducting a two-week live fire exercise in the Mediterranean, one mistake or carefully staged provocation is all that it is going to take to propel Russia and the US into a shooting war that could easily escalate into Armageddon.
What is happening is actually rather simple, the jihadists have failed so now the West is going to fight a conventional war against Syria, Iran and Russia themselves.
The defeat that is being inflicted upon the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia, simply cannot be borne. Therefore as the insurgency fades into history they are to be replaced by the armed forces of the US, UK, France and whomever else is willing.
Russia has warned of “grave consequences” should the US and allies attack Syria on the back of their ridiculous, despicable and transparent lie. But it seems that the Western leadership and policy elite are suffering from psychotic delusions of such magnitude that they do not understand the dangerous consequences this course of action may initiate.
Even those who expressed some skepticism about the fictional chemical attack (was it Sarin, Chlorine or both?) and the wisdom of a military response like Tucker Carlson seem utterly unaware of the risks involved. These people still believe that the potential costs of any operation can be safely assessed alongside Libya, Iraq and other recent adventures, but the situation is quite different.
The US President reiterated the threat and plainly stated that the US is going to attack Syrian with missiles in a 4am tweet. Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe offered an unintentionally comical response to the tweet, stating that “at least he is focused on Russia” (Source)
Trump then, minutes later issued a seemingly contradictory, “conciliatory” tweet towards Russia and then returned to form, whining that the FBI and Democrats were at fault for the strained Russia US relationship as though he were a mere onlooker rather than an up to his neck in it participant.
None of it made any sense and the truth is that the ruling elite will use the US military to do what they want regardless of any President. Not that Trump offers anything resembling resistance, it is just that it would scarcely matter even if he was capable of doing so.
Either the US and it’s allies will see sense and do nothing; Russia will make discretion the better part of valor and let the US attack Syria, exposing them as a paper tiger and nonentity, or something absolutely terrible is about to happen.
What is going to happen next?
As genuinely disturbing and truly disgusting as the developing situation is, the prospects of a large-scale military conflict between the US and Russia in the near future is far from inevitable.
As the Saker noted, neither the US or Russia are looking for thermonuclear war but the infantile and delusional mindset of the current Western leadership make armed conflict with Russia almost inevitable at some point and once it starts, it is entirely possible that mutual escalation can very quickly become mutual destruction.
SouthFront published an analysis of the most likely potential scenarios any escalation may take.
It seems a sober and realistic assessment, although I would add that along with conflict between the US and Russia, a regional war involving some combination of Saudi Arabia and Israel against some combination of Iran and Hezbollah is also very, very possible in the coming weeks.
The longer the leaders of the Western criminal faction (Italy and Germany have opted out) hesitate the more the evidence of their lies is developed and the more embarrassment they will face if they continue on the delusional path they are on. The farcical nature of this story is not going to avoid the light of day for long, even the walking dead are going to realise this is pure nonsense at some point in the near future.
An Accurate Forecast and an Unmistakable Threat.
Another ridiculous element of this story is that on numerous occasions during the past several months the Russian military have told the world that a false flag chemical attack was being prepared in Eastern Ghouta.
Following a typically deluded and infantile speech at the UN from the US representative Nikki Haley, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov outlined in detail on March 13th the scenario that is now unfolding and also clearly stated that the Russian military are embedded within the Syrian military in Syria, any attack on the Syrian military will be tantamount to an attack on the Russian military and in this case Russia will target both the missiles and the launch platforms for the missiles.
He is clearly saying that “if you attack the Syrian military we will hit your missiles, jets and ships”.
At that point, the situation will be very close to cataclysmic, and all because the West, Israel and Saudi Arabia cannot accept the defeat that is being inflicted upon their proxy army in Syria.
This statement may be responsible for dissuading the US. Trump after all is used to humiliation, he does it to himself everyday and he was the only person who was foolish enough to flat-out state they were going to attack Syria.
What Really Happened in Eastern Ghouta?
Beforethe Damascus Steel Operation, February 15th, 2018.
By Early April, Douma is completely isolated, Harasta and Jobar have been evacuated and reclaimed by Syria.
In order to understand just how farcical and pathetic these latest lies are, it must be understood that the battle for Eastern Ghouta was over to the point that other militant factions were already evacuating Douma.
The Syrian military and allies had no motive to change what they had been doing for the last six to eight weeks, during which a well conceived and executed operation had seen the previously impregnable enclave overrun with relative ease.
In a matter of weeks the six year old enclave was split into three isolated pockets by a Syrian/Russian military operation that by April 7th, had reclaimed 87% of the enclave, reducing a 110km square pocket to a threadbare and doomed 14km square.
During the month of March militants and their families were completely evacuated from the other major districts of Ghouta, Harasta and Jobar.
Parts of Eastern Ghouta have now been completely cleared and life is returning to normal, schools are reopening. The very notion that the Syrian Government has used chemical weapons in the enclave is preposterous and contemptible.There is no possibility that the Syrian military used anything other than explosives and incendiaries when they attacked Douma on Saturday April 7th, following a breakdown in evacuation negotiations with the largest insurgent faction in Douma, the Saudi backed Jaish al Islam.
Following a single day of ground operations against their positions on April 8th, Jaish al Islam returned to the negotiating table and are now in the process of being evacuated, having released the thousands of people, soldiers and civilians they had imprisoned.
This most childish and silly lie at this time brings a most sobering realisation.
The owners of the West genuinely believe that they own reality, they can tell any lie and do anything on the back of it and there is nothing that we, the people of the West can do about it although I would urge people to contact their local representative and politely but forcefully express their displeasure at the proposed military operation, but both the US Congress and the British Parliament are almost certainly going to be bypassed as the Western elites and their political and media prostitutes rush headlong towards cataclysm.
Anything that may help is worth trying but please understand that there is no hope within the current political system as it operates in the West, nor is there any obvious viable alternative.
It does not matter who we vote for, that is for certain and anyone who has not recognised and expressed this at this stage is either a dupe or a con artist.
Obama and Trump were only whores, that is all they ever were. Hell awaits them both and anyone who says anything positive about either is either a shill or a hapless fool. Or both, but the identity of the President is irrelevant to the policy outcome, the only question is the brand of lies they are expected to tell. That is the only thing that is at stake in the modern election.
The other very troubling understanding is that these people are never going to stop until they are forcibly halted.
They only know how to lie and kill. It is like a massive, dysfunctional evil robot that only lies and orders killing is sitting behind the entire post Cold War Western world. Not only will it not stop until the entire Middle east is destroyed, it now sadly seems that it will not stop until the West itself is destroyed.
This is a situation of almost complete megalomania, they have been lying so much for so long that they no longer know they are lying.
The combination of military power and childish delusion may well be the catalyst that triggers the end for this current world civilisation.