Qassem Soleimani Assassinated in US Drone Strike.

Aftermath of the US attack near Baghdad International Airport that killed head of the Iranian Quds force Qassem Soleimani, 2nd in command of the Iraqi PMU Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and at least nine others in the early hours of January 3rd, 2020. (AFP)
Qassem Soleimani, a charismatic leader, a master strategist and the putative leader of the ground forces that defeated ISIS. Qassem Soleimani attends Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s (not seen) meeting with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, Iran on September 18, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Press Office of Iranian Supreme Leader/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

January 4th, 2020.

US Kills Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad Airstrike.

Iran Promises to Avenge Slain Qods Force Commander.

On January 3rd 2020 the US military- acting under the direct orders of the President, assassinated the celebrated commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds force Major General Qassem Solemaini near the Baghdad International Airport.

As commander of the Quds force Soleimani was responsible for directing the external operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.

This entailed support and co-ordination with the forces of the “Axis of Resistance”  across the Middle East/West Asia region with affiliated and supported militant groups spanning from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east across to Lebanon via Syria and Iraq all the way to the Mediterranean,plus Gaza and Yemen to the south.

Qassem Soleimani photographed with Shia militia members in Aleppo, mid October 2015.

A short checklist of Qassem Soleimani’s major achievements:

Assisted the Lebanese Hezbollah militia evict the Israeli military from southern Lebanon in 2000 and repulse further Israeli aggression in 2006.

Played a central and crucial role supporting and co-coordinating the military operations of the Governments of Syria and Iraq in their successful battles to destroy ISIS.

Supported the Yemeni Houthi party in their successful struggle against the Saudi aggression against their nation.

This track record of success made Qassem Soleimani a hero to millions and a despised enemy of both the Zionists and the “garden variety” imperialists of the West, intertwined as they are.

It is believed that Israel made at least one attempt on his life in recent years.

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The Response.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack the Supreme Leader of Iran vowed to avenge the death stating that “a severe retaliation awaits the criminals who painted their corrupt hands with his and his martyred companions’ blood last night.” (Source)

Therefore a cataclysmic broader armed conflict between the US and Iran now seems all but inevitable.

A day later the statement of the Iranian leader seems imprudent. The US has been seeking to destroy the government of Iran for decades, a direct attack on US interests in the region may enable this long-standing plot to come to fruition.

False Flags Ahoy!

The understandably bellicose statement from the Iranian leader mean that any of Iran’s many enemies merely have to attack an object belonging to the US anywhere in the world and the US will have the pretext that it craves to directly attack Iran.

In reality the initial response from Iran and her allies is to recognise that the attack in Baghdad was primarily a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. The US has killed a senior figure in the Iraqi military structure while purporting to be in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to support them in the fight against ISIS.

The killing of the senior Popular Mobilisation Forces leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis is thus an even more egregious violation than the killing of the far more celebrated Solemaini.

Abu Mahdi al Muhandis the slain deputy of the Iraqi PMF, arguably the ground force most responsible for ISIS’ defeat..

As the Saker points out in his analysis of the situation, the first course of action should be for the government of Iraq to evict the US military from their nation.

Soleimani murder: what could happen next?, by The Saker

This should be done in a legal and transparent manner. The Iraqi parliament needs to formally vote to reject the ongoing US military presence in their nation.

If the US then fails to accede to the request of the Iraqi parliament, Iraqi forces would have no choice but to seek to forcefully evict the Americans.

But it must be hoped that it doesn’t come to that. Too many lives have already been lost on all sides.

As far as justifications go, none ring more empty than revenge, but many will claim that if such a flagrant violation is allowed to go unpunished, even greater crimes may follow. So the motivation for a response would be to restore deterrence.

World War 3?

The chances of either Russia or China becoming directly involved in armed conflict with the United States should open war break out are all but zero.

The chain of escalation initiated by the US may well lead to a major regional war, it may well lead to events that see oil prices skyrocket and crash the global economy but the chances of open global war involving the great powers are infinitesimal.

Neither Russia nor China have any interest in confronting the US directly, certainly not over Iran. Should a war break out they will seek to end the conflict in the UN and failing that may offer limited behind the scenes assistance to Iran.

It must be remembered that these powers are self-interested and they understand that every act of aggression only hastens the US loss of credibility in the world, de-facto boosting their own position without their having to lift a finger.

The US Government.

The reckless actions of the US government are not in the interests of the people of the United States or anywhere else. At this point it is clear that behind all the rhetoric to the contrary, a hopelessly compromised Israeli-Saudi asset sits in the White house.

The fact that the President chose to “celebrate” the extrajudicial murder of Qassem Soleimani by tweeting an image of the US flag was particularly galling.

It is likely that the event that triggered the current bout of escalation was not the attack by persons unknown on a US military base near Kirkuk on December 27th that left one US mercenary dead and four soldiers lightly wounded, but rather the naval exercises conducted by Russia, China and Iran starting on the same date in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

China, Russia and Iran begin joint naval drills

As the unipolar moment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union passes, the US feels compelled to over-assert itself- like a middle aged man buying a sports car as a sign of undiminished virility.

But the ill-considered and reckless nature of these actions-massacring anti-ISIS forces in the Syria Iraq border region along with the latest atrocity, only hastens the decline.

Israel.

From Israel’s point of view there is a desperate need to “pump the Rube” before he goes bankrupt. While Israel has a strong relationship with both Russia and China, there is zero chance that either of those states will ever enjoy the type of relationship that Israel does with the US.

So if a major power is to be utilised to achieve the Israeli goal of destroying the Islamic Republic of Iran, they absolutely must achieve this before the US is comprehensively superseded by China and Russia.

Russia has already achieved a military technological advantage over the US and China is arguably a more influential economic power also.

The Prospects of US Success.

The arrival of Trump, clueless, presumably hopelessly compromised by his 15 plus year “friendship” with Jeffrey Epstein and even longer association with Ghislaine Maxwell in the White House sees them possibly on the verge of achieving what only four years ago seemed an impossible dream.

That’s not to suggest that there is a realistic prospect of the US actually invading Iran, such an operation is well beyond their military capabilities.

Their hope is that the combination of aerial bombing, sanctions and other hardships inflicted upon the Iranian people will enable a more pliant leadership to be installed in Iran.

A similar plot succeeded in 1953, when the CIA overthrew the moderate nationalist and democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh and replaced him with the puppet ruler the Shah, largely because Mossadegh’s policies threatened the interests of major Western oil companies.

It is not realistic that a similar scenario will succeed today, but the United States and Israel simply cannot tolerate independent nations in the middle east region, let alone those that are openly defiant-and will therefore strive to achieve this regardless of the human suffering inflicted on the world by these efforts.

The murder of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhadis and their colleagues may be the most dangerous step they have taken on this path, but it will not be the last.

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CRIMINAL AGGRESSION! US Attacked Syria with Cruise Missiles on the Back of Big Lie.

Aftermath of the attack.  The damage is secondary, it is the precedent that matters.
Aftermath of the US attack on the al Sharat airbase in Homs.
Aftermath of the US attack on the al Sharat airbase in Homs.
Southfront map shows the location of the base near to the east Homs battlefield where the Syrian Army are battling ISIS. After promising to crush ISIS Trump is now offering them air support.

April 8, 2017.

US Attacks Syria with Cruise Missile Barrage on the Back of Big Lie.

At around 3.40am Damascus time on April the 7th, the US Navy launched a barrage of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles upon the Shayrat Syrian Air Force base in Homs province leaving at least six members of the Syrian military dead along with 9 civilians including four children.

Reports of damage vary widely but an aircraft repair depot containing damaged 8 planes and the radar station appear to have been the greatest losses of material.

The attack appears to have been extraordinarily militarily ineffective,but that is secondary to the fact that a threshold has been crossed, a precedent has been set and once these operations begin they almost inevitably achieve a momentum of their own.

In response Russia has suspended the agreement with the US coalition designed to avoid accidental collision or clashes between the Syrian/Russian and US coalition aircraft.

US air strikes in Syria: Russia suspends agreement preventing direct conflict with American forces | The Independent

This is a troubling and potentially extremely dangerous development, but all signs indicate that Russia understands perfectly well that it is no position to directly engage the US in the Middle East.

Therefore in my opinion Russia will not respond directly against the US in Syria, certainly not in the near future, but will seek to engineer a diplomatic end to the issues.

The End of Donald Trump.

The attacks signaled to all intents and purposes the end of the Trump administration in any meaningful sense in all but name.

Trump has walked away, he is no longer present, they had a regime change over there this week it seems and now he knows he is just the front-man, has accepted it and is playing the role.

Paul Craig Roberts on Infowars, April 6th, 2017.

Paul Craig Roberts:”The establishment has reasserted itself. ”

Alex Jones: “Doesn’t he understand , he is a smart guy, that when he rolls over to these people it only encourages them.  They want his head on a spike.”

Paul Craig Roberts:”Well they don’t need his head on a spike if he surrenders to them.”

“I can’t say what he is doing but to me it looks like surrender.” (Source)

Robert Parry at Consortium News provides a credible, albeit anonymously sourced account of the internal machinations:

“the Trump national security team split between the President’s close personal advisers, such as nationalist firebrand Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, on one side and old-line neocons who have regrouped under National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army general who was a protégé of neocon favorite Gen. David Petraeus.”

White House Infighting

“In this telling, the earlier ouster of retired Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and this week’s removal of Bannon from the National Security Council were key steps in the reassertion of neocon influence inside the Trump presidency. The strange personalities and ideological extremism of Flynn and Bannon made their ousters easier, but they were obstacles that the neocons wanted removed.”

“Though Bannon and Kushner are often presented as rivals, the source said, they shared the belief that Trump should tell the truth about Syria, revealing the Obama administration’s CIA analysis that a fatal sarin gas attack in 2013 was a “false-flag” operation intended to sucker President Obama into fully joining the Syrian war on the side of the rebels — and the intelligence analysts’ similar beliefs about Tuesday’s incident.”

Instead, Trump went along with the idea of embracing the initial rush to judgment blaming Assad for the Idlib poison-gas event. The source added that Trump saw Thursday night’s missile assault as a way to change the conversation in Washington, where his administration has been under fierce attack from Democrats claiming that his election resulted from a Russian covert operation.”

Later Parry writes

“logic and respect for facts no longer prevail inside Official Washington, nor inside the mainstream U.S. news media.”

Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment

They Know It is All a Lie.

In the space of 24 hours Trump has completely repudiated everything he ever said about Syria and foreign policy in general. The intelligence reports must be pretty damning, they must have concocted a case? Apparently not according to Philip Giraldi, extremely credible former CIA officer who stated:

“The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving … which is that they hit a warehouse where the rebels – now these are rebels that are, of course, connected with Al Qaeda – where the rebels were storing chemicals of their own and it basically caused an explosion that resulted in the casualties. Apparently the intelligence on this is very clear.”

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4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative – The Libertarian Institute

In order to see just how these actions represent a complete repudiation of everything Trump claimed to represent, we need simply to measure the actions against the President’s own words upon inauguration.

The Inaugural Address | whitehouse.gov

The Promise to serve the people rather than the establishment.

“Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.”

This is a very powerful statement and the way I interpret it is he is saying that when he makes a decision the impact of said decision on the average American will be at the core of the process. It is the promise to govern in the interests of the people,”a nation exists to serve its citizens.”

This is a great litmus test by which to evaluate Trump as President.

Later in the speech the same themes are expressed even more forcefully and the folly of the US foreign policy over recent decades is also discussed.

“For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

The Inaugural Address | whitehouse.gov

So is there any possible way that the average American family will benefit from the hurling of cruise missiles against Syrian military airfields? If so, how?

There is simply no way any of this benefits the people of the US and that militarily ineffective barrage cost the taxpayers of the US more than 90 million dollars on missiles alone.

(the cost of a single Tomahawk cruise missile is listed as being 1.59 million dollars, 59 times that gives you 93.8 million dollars)

Dud Tomahawk Cruise Missile at the Shayrat airbase in Homs after the US attack.
The hole made by a cruise missile impact upon the arched hangar where the Syrian Air-force stored the planes they were repairing.
Syrian soldiers outside the Shayrat airbase the day after the US attack.
Graphic shows the purported targets attacked by the US. (Source)

An Open and Shut Breach of International Law.

The attack was not in conformity with international law and can therefore be deemed a war crime in and of itself, an act of criminal aggression taken on an evidence free pretext and without the required UN mandate. It is beyond unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted for making this illegal order but that is due to the impotence of the administration of international law, the illegality is uncontroversial.

“All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state” (Source)

Even if they eventually hold an investigation and it supports the assertions the US President has made about the origin of the Khan Shaykhun attack, the response was still illegal because there was no UN mandate and no imminent threat- the only situation that provides a legal exception.

” a general prohibition (on the use of force against another nation), subject only to the exceptions stated in the Charter (self-defence and Chapter VII action by the Security Council).

Use of Force by States-Wikipedia

Besting Obama in a bad way.

In his crude way, Trump has shown Obama the “correct” way to capitalise on a big lie.

Act before there is time for the real evidence to emerge. Act like a moron and pretend everyone knows what has happened without evidence, or recourse to basic commonsense.

Create facts on the ground with your response, that is, start the war and after that you’re off and away, the situation will now escalate naturally due to the action that you have taken enabling you to ride the big lie all the way to your desired outcome.

The desired outcome here would appear to be the complete destruction of the Syrian government and the dismemberment of the nation, with Israel gifted the Golan,al Qaeda, the Kurds and the Alawi/Shia./Druze/Christians all hosting mini-states in the place of Syria and never-ending bloodshed in its place.

 

Russian MoD drone footage of aftermath from US missile strike on Syrian Army airbase

RAW: US fires Tomahawk missiles at Syrian military base from USS Ross and USS Porter ships

Syria: Footage of Shayrat base after US airstrike

Syria: False Flag Triggers International Crisis.

This is supposedly the aftermath of the aerial bombardment of an Idlib hospital according to the Mail Online.(Source)

April 7th, 2017.

The Khan Shayhkun “Massacre”.

On April 4th several Su22 jets belonging to the Syria Air Force attacked a town named Khan Shaykhun (population approx 50,000) in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

According to the Syrian and Russian military, the warplanes targeted militant warehouses, arms depots and production facilities on the outskirts of the town.

Following the attacks a number of people in the area it is claimed, began to suffer symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. The division between the people who died as a result of high explosives versus chemical exposure has not been made clear, however it is claimed that more than 80 people died following the attack of the warplanes and the subsequent toxic exposure.

There is no clear indication what chemicals the people were exposed to nor the source of the exposure.

Russia and Syria claim that the Syrian Air Force unwittingly bombed an insurgent chemical production facility, inadvertently causing the exposure of civilians to toxic chemicals the insurgents were using to produce weapons.

According to Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer the US government intelligence indicates that it was not an attack by the Syrian Government using chemicals.

“The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving … which is that they hit a warehouse where the rebels – now these are rebels that are, of course, connected with Al Qaeda – where the rebels were storing chemicals of their own and it basically caused an explosion that resulted in the casualties. Apparently the intelligence on this is very clear.”

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4/6/17 Philip Giraldi says IC-Military Doubt Assad Gas Narrative – The Libertarian Institute

2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack – Wikipedia

The entire Western media and the anti-Syrian government activists supported by the West and their allies claim that the warplanes launched the chemicals themselves and tellingly the Israeli government fresh from air strikes in direct support of the Islamic State near Palmyra, chipped in within hours of the incident:

Israel says Idlib chemical attack approved by highest level of Syrian government

Beyond what is implied by commonsense and logic there is almost zero evidence to support either hypothesis. According to the Western media we already know that the Syrian Government were responsible because we all “know” having dutifully digested more than six years of propaganda on the subject that Bashar al Assad is a “really, really horrible person” and that is the end of the matter.

The argument is completely circular, utterly vapid and echoes the script from numerous previous seasons of regime change propaganda directed against Syria and many other targets.

Assad chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib kills at least 100 | Daily Mail Online

The Motive,Timing and Possible Beneficiaries of this event.

Only days earlier, on March 3oth, US Secretary of State Tillerson made what seemed at a time a mundane statement to the effect that the US had accepted that the regime change operation in Syria had failed and would henceforth focus on battling the jihadists of ISIS and al Nusra.

US Didn’t “Change Priorities” in Syria, It Lost | New Eastern Outlook

This is how CNN reported on the comments.

US signals openness to Assad staying put – CNNPolitics.com

The Trump administration doubled down Thursday on prioritizing the fight against ISIS over ending the Syrian civil war and getting rid of its main protagonist, President Bashar al-Assad — a suggestion that was swiftly criticized by hawks on the Hill.”

“Indicating a possible shift in US policy on the war in Syria from the days of the Obama administration, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a trip to Turkey that the “longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.”

CNN further reported that the comments had been echoed by the US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

“US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was even stronger about the Trump administration’s decision not to push for Assad’s departure. “Our priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out,” Haley told wire reporters Thursday.”

The Independent delivered a longer quote from the same briefing.”You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters on Thursday. (Source)

These statements at the time seemed little more than a bland acceptance of the blindingly obvious fact that unless the US was willing to wage a war against Russia, it was not going to get its way in Syria.

The War Party predictably reacted with fury to this development and the seasoned warmongers Senators McCain and Graham were equally predictably at the forefront, as CNN further reported:

“The comments drew heavy criticism from Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Republicans who have long advocated for an increased US military presence in Syria against Assad and his Russian allies.”

“This overlooks the tragic reality that the Syrian people cannot decide the fate of Assad or the future of their country when they are being slaughtered by Assad’s barrel bombs,”McCain said in a statement.

The motive to change this situation is so obvious and powerful that it scarcely bears stating.

The Results.

Less than a week after this setback, the War Party have the situation back in hand. The President has more than blinked he has bent and broken, revealing the mendacious and cowardly individual behind the brash front.

At this early stage only two days after the event, Khan Shaykhun is emerging as a triumph, exactly the tonic required to get the West back on track towards the complete destruction of Syria with the war party returned to their rightful place at the helm using the US military and taxpayer to destroy the Middle East as per Israel/Big Oil and the munitions industry demands and needs on the back of whatever lie is required.

This is the way things are supposed to be, this is a restoration and now that Trump has broken they can call of the dogs and cease all the Russia-gate nonsense and return to the mundane but immensely profitable business of endless war and world domination whilst putting the finishing touches on the domestic police state.

The Mail Online headline is simply a lumpen version of the standard propaganda line being transmitted by the everlasting hell-bound liars of the Western controlled media. Seasoned war criminals whose blood-thirst is unquenchable.The death toll they are quoting is 25% in excess of what the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights are quoting more than 24 hours later.(Source)
Other than the fact that the photo was not taken in Idlib, nor in Syria and the fact that the child is perfectly healthy, rather than suffering from a chemical attack the Mail caption is right on the money.
This image is of a UN subsidiary UNFPA *the United Nations Population Fund) conducting routine health checks on infantspresumably in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Either way, the photo is not taken in Syria and the child is perfectly healthy. The ever imaginative and creative Mail Online somehow transformed this scene of a healthy South East Asian child being examined by a South East Asian health worker in a room full of South East Asian women none of whom dress in manner remotely resembling the women of Idlib into the aftermath of the Idlib chemical attack.In the minds of the trash who compile the Mail, the fact that there are no Arabs in a photo of ” Syria” does not register. The fact there are no Hijabs or Chadors in al Qaeda ruled Syria does not register. All they know is that they are supposed to lie.
The Mail improves and manages to post a photograph that was actually taken in Syria.. Hurrah! While they did remove the Philippine photograph this one leads the story to this day. This is a photograph of a completely healthy child in a hospital pretending to cry and doing a rather poor job of it.  The  tousled hair is a trademark the pitiful propagandist believe mimics the after effects of an air strike. Check the child for yourself, legs, untouched, arms untouched, there is no injury nor any grief. Almost certainly a retread from the earlier Aleppo propaganda campaign of 2016.(Source)
Graphic pinpoints the location of Khan Shayhkun, at the very southern point of Idlib.

Layers of Lies.

It is worth noting that there was never any actual evidence that the Syrian Government forces had ever used chemical weapons, anywhere, however UN investigations of a series of attacks in a village named Khan al Assal in early 2013 concluded that Syrian insurgents had used Sarin gas in a series of attacks leading to the deaths of government soldiers and civilians who supported the government.

Ex-UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi: Khan al-Assal CW attacks likely carried out by opposition. | Interventions Watch

UN’s Carla Del Ponte Stupefied By Syrian Opposition Sarin Use

These reports were simply ignored by the entire Western media and hidden behind the massive false flag chemical weapon attack several months later in 2013, in outer Damascus. That was the attack that took place two days after a UN Investigative team arrived in Damascus to investigate the Khan al Assal attacks.

How helpful and considerate it was of the Syrian leader Bashar al Assad to conduct a massive atrocity within driving distance of the UN investigators Damascus hotel. How beneficent of Assad to provide the then US puppet Obama with the cassus belli Obama had written into the script almost precisely one year earlier!

Possible Implications of Faulty US Intelligence in the al Ghouta Nerve Agent Attack of August 21st, 2013.

EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line: Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels · LRB 17 April 2014

Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin? · LRB 19 December 2013

In the world of reason and logic, it was obvious on day one that the narrative Westerners were being force-fed about the al Ghouta attack was  puerile nonsense, for them to think they can repeat that nonsense four years later when the narrative is beyond ludicrous is proof of the unshakeable fanaticism of the war party, but also of their total creative and intellectual poverty.

The Situation in Idlib.

In Idlib governate, the last remaining Syrian Army positions of substance fell to the combined insurgent forces led by al Qaeda, in March 2015. Back then the jihadist coalition was going by the Army of Conquest title, these days they are Hayat Tahrir al Sham.

Despite the Russian support over more than eighteen months the Syrian Army and their allies have made zero progress in Idlib since 2015, recently agreeing to evacuate the only towns in Idlib that remained under Government control, making a deal to evacuate the government held Shia majority villages of al Fuah and Kafiryah in exchange for letting the insurgents evacuate two long besieged villages in the Damascus countryside Madaya and Zabadani.

Syria conflict: ‘Deal reached’ for four besieged towns

The deal essentially ended the tiny remaining ground war in Idlib province, ended all urgency of the Syrians and their allies doing anything in Idlib at all. Idlib is now simply a rear area, the only battles on the ground in Idlib are the intra-jihadist civil wars that break out intermittently.

So whereas it could be posited that the Syrian military have the motive to conduct a chemical weapons attack in a place like Der ez Zour, where a large Syrian force is entirely surrounded by ISIS and under constant ground attack and a similar argument could be made regarding other areas where the Syrian army are engaged in large-scale ground warfare, such as against ISIS in eastern Homs or against Tahrir al Sham in northern Hama. The simple fact is that the Syrian Army have not engaged in large-scale battles in Idlib since 2015, the Syrian Army has little or no presence in Idlib and therefore no realistic motive to resort to the desperate measure of the chemical attack.

There was nothing the Syrians and Russians could achieve in Idlib that would be helped by the use of chemicals, quite the opposite.

The insurgents on the other hand, are losing the war, slowly and painfully, only days earlier the US government has basically admitted the cause is lost. Their situation is desperate, they have obvious and powerful motives to either capitalise on the accidental dispersion caused by an attack on their weapons depot or even to propagate the whole thing. They are the ones who need the situation to change, they are the ones who need some event to cause the President to pivot 180 degrees in the space of a day as he just did.

They have everything to gain and nothing to lose, a history of chemical weapons false flag attacks. The scales of probability are entirely lopsided in every matter pertaining to motive.

At the point when the image of the Syrian state is being rehabilitated, at the point they are receiving massive assistance of all kinds from the Russian government, the Syrian government we are expected to believe just decided to flush the whole thing down the back for no discernible military purpose.

Trump Goes Full Retard (and the critics are gasping with joy)

Overnight President Trump has apparently been lobotomised and today we have seen the President completely break and capitulate to the war party in order to save himself.

The cad, coward and weak-minded fool that he is can no longer be hidden or denied.

As luck would have it, the King of Jordan was visiting DC and the US President took the opportunity at the joint press conference to address the Khan Shayhkun incident.

There are some real gems of black comedy here, President Trump not only knows that the Syrian Government are the culprit “These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated.” (Source)

He also magically knows the details of the chemical that was used just a day after it happened:

“a chemical gas that is so lethal — people were shocked to hear what gas it was — that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line. Many, many lines.”(Source)

Although characteristically the President did not provide any specific details or evidence supporting these claims.

So did the US send technicians into al Qaeda held Idlib, which the US has itself been bombing regularly in recent months, grab some samples, take them to a lab to have them analysed and then transmit the results to the awaiting President and all his new-found War Party cohorts all in the space of 24 hours?

Clearly the President is simply talking crap based on nothing, using the same low tactics he has been targeted with on the Russia issue. The same low tactics they used against Saddam and Gaddafi and every other manufactured bogy.

Even in the world of lies the people who conjure these narratives are cheap imposters. It is simultaneously pathetic and despicable and if they get their way, no matter what happens it is a rock solid guarantee that whatever steps the US takes to destroy the Syrian state the world will feel the negative repercussions in terms of regional instability for decades.

The Nightmare Renewed.

There will be no happy ending, we know it, we have been on this ride several times before and we know how it ends, even better we know that it never ends, as the US mission in Afghanistan enters its sixteenth year with no end in sight and after ISIS the violence in Iraq will not end. The same US military that beseeched Obama for tens of thousands of extra troops in 2009 are now performing the exact same maneuver with the Chaos Clown who had already gone a long way towards proving his fealty with a $54 billion request to increase the budget of themost bloated and unnecessary department of any government anywhere, ever.

Obama was the first US President who did not preside over a single day of peace and Trump is already all but guaranteed to be the second.

Any military operations, covert or otherwise the US government undertakes against the Syrian government will threaten regional or global war, will accelerate the destruction of the Syrian state, will be contrary to international law and thus subject to sanction as aggression and beyond all that, anyone with a lick of sense knows that there is one very simple rule in the Middle East, the more the US military does, the worse things get.

The President knows this perfectly well, he stated repeatedly throughout the campaign that over the past fifteen years the US has expended trillions of dollars in wars that never end and achieved nothing.

Once Rexxon started threatening North Korea with war it was pretty clear that Trump is not really the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump is better described as the tenth President of the post- executive Presidency, he is puppet number ten to have played the role since the rulers made clear their active displeasure with the last man to defy them by having him shot to death in the full light of day and the full complicity of the security detail. When the brother didn’t get the message the same group underlined it by rubbing him out too when he had the temerity to run for office.

Number 10.

Trump is not going to be judged against George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln or even Kennedy, Trump will be judged alongside the rest of the puppets, quality individuals such as Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W Bush, George.W Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama.

The pattern is established and the reasons for the repetition of cataclysmic errors go far beyond the shortcomings of whatever puppet is currently playing the President or which Generals command the campaign.

It has taken only 75 days of intense undermining to cause a complete rethink, a complete repudiation of not only the campaign rhetoric but the excellent words of the inaugural speech also and this comic gem stands out as the precise moment that President Trump announced himself openly as a fraudster and a sellout, just like Obama and the rest of them.

“I like to think of myself as a very flexible person.  I don’t have to have one specific way, and if the world changes, I go the same way, I don’t change.  Well, I do change and I am flexible, and I’m proud of that flexibility.  And I will tell you, that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me — big impact.  That was a horrible, horrible thing.  And I’ve been watching it and seeing it, and it doesn’t get any worse than that.” (Source)

Unless, you were to consider for a moment, the far more deadly US air attack in Mosul that slaughtered many more of the exact same people as we are told died in Idlib but this event, one for which he bore direct command responsibility, did not elicit any public comment whatsoever from the President, who prefers to tweet on topics such as the ratings of the Arnold Schwarzenegger version of the Apprentice, the size of the crowd at the inauguration and other similarly weighty topics. Especially those that have a feel-good quality.

200+ people, mostly civilians, killed in US-led airstrikes in Mosul

Trump continued: “And I have that flexibility, and it’s very, very possible — and I will tell you, it’s already happened that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much.  And if you look back over the last few weeks, there were other attacks using gas.  You’re now talking about a whole different level.” (Source)

Now that Trump has proven his cowardice and loyalty to the empire of lies, presumably all the “establishment issues” will miraculously disappear. After all they will tell each other “we can’t be infighting when there are wars to be fought.”

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Here we have the maniacs who can never spill enough blood, fulminating upon the next US move to create chaos in the Middle East whilst fulfilling the master Israel’s needs. These midwives and mavens of mass murder are all but foaming at the mouth with gleeful anticipation.

There have never been worse people than these anywhere. Ever. Over the passage of time it is sadly becoming clear that the US is going to remain the most destructive and murderous force on the planet unless and until it collapses or is destroyed. Hell awaits think tank psychopaths, hell awaits.

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