Not really pro or con, simply a dispassionate and fully objective view of the bombing and the circumstances surrounding why it was used. The thing is that the Islamic State in Afghanistan is really a marginal threat in the overall Afghan War, with the main threat being of course the much larger Taliban. Al Qaeda is actually a more significant actor in the war than IS.
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Here. From a link that Beauregard said was evidence that Daily Kos did not need brackets. Well, yeah they do.
Barring demonstration to the contrary, DK and many contributors more or less supports sufficient intervention in Syria to have Assad deposed.
Daily Kos hates Tulsi Gabbard. I mean hates hates hates hates hates her. Because she tells it like it is in Syria. She says AssadPutin is the good guy and the rebels are the bad guys. She says we should not be intervening to support Al Qaeda and ISIS, which is what we are doing. Yes, the US is using ISIS and Al Qaeda to try to get rid of Assad. Why does Assad have to go? Ahem, becauase (((a certain group of people))) insist that he must. (((These))) are the only people in the US who want him gone. The US insists Assad is a threat to the United States. LOL! How is he a threat to us? Is that some sort of a joke? That depends on which United States you are talking about.
Is he a threat to the United States? Of course not, how ridiculous!
Is he a threat to the (((United States)))? Well of course he is!
You see, (((some people))) have convinced us that all of the enemies of (((these people))) are also the enemies of America. But that’s not true. They’re their enemies, not ours. Unless you say there is no America and all there is is (((America))), in which case it makes sense. (((Those people))) and (((America))) simply become one and the same, inseparable, interchangeble, identical twins, euphemisms for each other.
Well, you know what? I think the name of our country should be the United States. Turning the country’s name into the (((United States))) or “USreal” is not acceptable. Why don’t (((those people))) go fight their own wars, dammit? Why are we fighting all these wars for (((2% of the population)))? Who runs this country anyway?
Any American who thinks this any of the things below automatically gets brackets, ok? No questions asked.
- Russia is evil and must be fought.
- Iran is the enemy.
- Iran must be stopped and regime changed.
- Iranian expansionism in the Middle East must be stopped!
- Iran’s fake nuclear program must be halted, and if they don’t we will bomb them.
Iran is not our enemy. Iran is not the enemy. Iran does not even have any aggressive designs on any Arab state. The idea that Iran is a threat to US security is asinine! But then, if the name of the country is not the US, but the (((US))), then of course Iran is a threat to us.
Do you think Hezbollah is the enemy? Do you think Hezbollah is one of the greatest threats to our nation, as the Pentagon insanely believes? Congratulations! You just won yourself a brand new set of sparkling brackets!
If you hate Russia and think Putin is the enemy, in my opinion, you get brackets. It’s true that this is simply the opinion of US imperialism, the Pentagon, the Deep State and only Soviet haters and Left haters. On the other hand, this is also one of the worst enemies of a certain group of people. Anyway, those phrases are really spelled (((US imperialism))), the (((Pentagon))), the (((Deep State))), the (((Soviet haters))) and the (((Left haters))).
Hell, even the Washington Establishment is really spelled (((Washington Establishment))). There are no borders between any of those things. Israel-firstism and hardline Zionism are set in stone principles of every one of those entities bracketed in the paragraph above. At this point, Israel-firstism and radical Zionism are as American as Mom, the flag, apple pie and baseball. I assume at some future time, we will have to start bracketing those beloved Americanisms too. There seems no end to the creeping Zionization of the US Establishment. Maybe we should just end the charade, merge the two countries into one and be done with it.
So to answer the question above, of course (((Daily Kos))) gets brackets! They support military action against and regime change of Assad’s government. That means I’m going to put those damn brackets on them faster than you can say, “Cheese.”
Assuming we killed 94 ISIS people in this dumb MOAB bomb attack (which is dubious), we just spent 170,000 to kill each one of those ISIS guys. That’s just lame.
They only prevent wars if you never use them!
It’s War Porn.
You get is the massively arousing explosion, the erection-inducing mushroom cloud and the ear-shattering cum shot.
Gonzo War Porn. If Max Hardcore went to war, he would use bombs like this, except he would dress them up in schoolgirl outfits and put a lollipop sticking out of one end.
Screw all you idiots cheering this on. I don’t care how many ISIS we kill, but these weapons ought to be banned.
Someone give me a good argument how this is not a WMD?
Look, let’s face it. MOAB’s are WMD’s.
WMD’s are outlawed because they are not fair. War is supposed to be at least somewhat fair, as in a fair fight. And to some extent, a fair fight between equals. That’s why you see these situations like in Syria of standoffs going on for two years in some cities and towns. Because that war is being fought so fairly that the SAA cannot even conquer that town or city because ISIS or Al Qaeda is on such an equal footing. That’s the way it is supposed to be!
We are getting to the point with these insane MOAB’s and whatnot where we can drop one bomb that will blow up a whole town or village. That’s fair? What’s left to do? Make a bomb that blows up a whole city?
And guess what? If we can make a MOAB, others can too. It’s not a nuclear weapon. Gee, I wonder what would happen if our troops got hit by a MOAB? We are getting to the point where wars are so destructive that they should not even be fought anymore and perhaps should just be outlawed altogether.
But MOAB’s should surely be banned. Napalm, white phosphorus and cluster bombs are banned, but people keep using the latter two anyway. Not only are they used, but the US uses them enthusiastically, and when (((our allies))) start running out of cluster bombs, we rush delivery huge quantities of them to (((our pals))). Land mines are also banned, but our noble country refuses to sign the treaty because we use thousands of them along the DMZ between North and South Korea.
It was rather sexual, wasn’t it, guys? So tell me, did you get an erection when that weapon ejaculated, I mean orgasmed, I mean exploded? That’s what’s really going on here, isn’t it boys?
What sort of people are we? We drop a bomb on a country, and the whole damn US stands up and cheers like they’re at a baseball game. Screw America. You sick fucks.
Anatomy of a False Flag: Sarin Chemical Weapons Attack by PutinAssad on Khan Shaykun, Syria on April 3, 2017
In fact the evidence that this is a false flag is superb:
- CIA Director Pompeo: Pompeo told Trump on April 6 that Assad did not do a chemical weapons attack and in fact, no attack even occurred at all. Trump nodded his head and went ahead and formed a meeting that evening where he decided to attack Syria for the chemical weapons attack that his own CIA told him never happened! Trump didn’t care whether it happened or not! Trump doesn’t care if anything at all is the truth or a lie. Truth and lies are interchangeable for him. If the Truth suits his needs best, he utilizes Truth. However, if Lies suit his needs best, which is true most of the time, then he uses Lies and in fact he automagically transforms Lies into Truths. Apparently Truth is whatever Mr. Trump says or thinks it is. He ought to have a great debate with Plato on that particular philosophical view. Of course, Pompeo along with US Director of Intelligence, along with all other intelligence officials, were ordered not to come to the meeting. They were not invited. Because they knew the Truth. And the Truth was detrimental to the Lie turned Truth that Mr. Trump wished to cynically utilize as his Reichstag Fire by shooting scores of missiles at a foreign country we are not even at war with. So he just launched a war of aggression against a nation based on what he was told by the highest authorities was an out and out lie.
- Colonel Pat Lang: Former US military, served a long time in Vietnam and a long career as a US military officer, later high-ranking official in the Defense Intelligence Agency said that all of his intelligence and military contacts told him that Assad did not drop chemical bombs and in fact, no one did on that day. There simply was no chemical weapons attack. It was a nonexistent event.
- Philip Giraldi: He is head of the organization of retired CIA officers. Giraldi stated that his CIA contacts were telling him that Assad did stage a chemical weapons attack as alleged and in fact, no such attack even happened at all.
- Scott Ritter: Famed US weapons inspector known for blowing the whistle on fake lying claims about Saddam’s WMD’s, is stating that this attack did not occur. He says we are talking about something that does not exist, in Syria’s case an event that does not exist and in Iraq’s case, weapons that did not exist. He says this is the old Iraqi WMD lie all over again. They are repeating the case WMD BS that they did for Iraq. They were called on the carpet for that one and were proved to have out and out lied, with (((Judith Miller))) of the (((New York Times))) playing a starring role for her many reports on what she knew full well were lies. But it was good for (((certain people))), so hey, we stretched the truth a bit, so what?
Further, the evidence that this attack occurred at all is simply zero.
- There were no planes in the air at the time of the “attack” before 6 AM on that day. The planes showed up at 11:30 and carried out a bombing raid. It is this bombing raid that they are attempting to say actually occurred at 6 AM and dropped the fake chemical bombs. They have craters showing the pure excellent evidence for the attack. Most of the chemicals came from one particular crater in the middle of a road. However, that crater is vastly too large to be from a chemical weapons bomb. The amount explosives needed in such a thing is only 8 ounces, just enough to release the chemicals. The crater instead was obviously caused by a conventional bomb, part of the raid that happened later.
- Chemical weapons apparently cannot be made into bombs and dropped out of airplanes. They are fired by artillery shells. Anyway the Syrian jets in the 11:30 AM attack would not have been capable of such an attack at any rate.
- Since the attack by PutinAssad was said to have occurred before 6 AM, it must have happened at nighttime. But Syria’s Air Force does not have the capability of nighttime bombing. So Syria could not have bombed at this time.
- We have two documented tweets from Al Qaeda associated Twitter accounts, one four hours before the attack and another 24 hours before the attack. Both said that there was going to be a chemical weapons attack in Irbil the next day. Wow! OK, there’s your foreknowledge right there! Either Al Qaeda can see into the future or this whole thing was a charade planned long in advance and known to be scheduled to occur before it did.
- Two weeks ago, 200 civilians were abducted from two pro-government villages by Al Qaeda. Sometimes Al Qaeda kills these people and other times they ransom them off. A number of those child “chemical weapons victims of PutinAssad” are now being positively identified as these enemy civilian hostages. This is like Ghouta where all identified victims were from a large group of Christians and Alawites abducted in Northern Syria 10 months before.
- So, PutinAssad is doing all these Sarin gas attacks on enemy controlled areas, but the only people who are getting killed are pro-Assad civilians taken hostage earlier! What? AssadPutin knows where these hostages are and deliberately shoots chemical weapons at them hoping to kill them but trying very hard not to kill any jihadis? No way.
- No symptoms of Sarin poisoning can be seen in the photos of the dead. They seem to have been killed by a chemical, but the symptoms look like either cyanide or carbon monoxide. The Ghouta victims all had symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. So evil PutinAssad dropped Sarin bombs on these poor innocent government supporters, but the Sarin turned into carbon monoxide halfway down by an act of God and that is what killed the people. OK!
- The White Helmets performance artists, an organization of fakers, liars and actors run by the US and UK to do fake rescues and make constant lying propaganda, are seen administering first aid to the Sarin victims of diabolical PutinAssad. But none of them are wearing protective gear! No way. If those people died of Sarin, the workers would need full protective gear to work with the victims. Without it, they would die or at least be killed because they would get poisoned by the Sarin themselves.
- There is a “doctor” running around like a chicken with its head cut off in the video. This man is an MD but his license was pulled in the UK because he was associated with ISIS and Al Qaeda. In fact, he was so tight with ISIS that he participated in the kidnapping of John Cantile. So this physician is a known Al Qaeda member and propagandist. He was supposed to be sentenced in the UK on terrorism charges but the charges were dropped so the British could send him back to Syria to work with Al Qaeda and ISIS. I told you the UK is working with ISIS and Al Qaeda!
- It makes no sense that there were all these child victims. There are many child victims and few adult victims. Did PutinAssad evilly decide to single out the children of government supporters to kill because he likes killing kids more than adults? I guess so.
- The scene of the “attack” is a cave base for Al Qaeda and the White Helmets near the town but not in the town. So the “attack” appeared to have happened at this base, not in the town where it was said to have happened.
- All of the “rescue workers” are dressed inappropriately for the job and their behavior is not how the aftermath of a chemical attack would be conducted. The rescue workers would all have full gear on and there would be numerous victims of all ages inside various buildings near the attack site. We should have seen videos of these workers breaking down doors and discovering dead civilians in piles in the structures.
- Sarin turns you purple. Real purple. Your whole body. Those newly dead bodies in the video are not purple so they were not killed with Sarin. Period. Instead, they are red. This indicates cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning.
- The children appear to all have serious head wounds. I guess Satanic PutinAssad decided to drop chemical bombs directly on the heads of these poor babes, hence the head wounds. In fact in such an attack, there would be no head wounds. The only explanation is that someone inflicted these head wounds on these children. I assume that these children were beaten to death or near death prior to be gassed in some sort of gas chambers. The Ghouta victims were all killed in gas chambers. We even have photos of them. This shows there was no chemical weapons attack. A chemical weapons attack would not have caused those serious head wounds.
- The children are not dressed appropriately. If the attack happened before Dawn, they should be dressed in nightclothes as they would have been asleep.
- Why is it that a bunch of young kids without their parents are sleeping at an Al Qaeda/White Helmets cave complex base? What are they doing there? Where are their parents?
Trump Has Surrendered; Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender? The Chemical Attack is a Washington Orchestrated Event
Very interesting piece by Paul Craig Roberts, former Reagan Administration official who has now gone sane and moved far to the Left in somewhat of the fashion that Pat Buchanan has over the years.
He says many a wild thing in this piece, however, my deep analysis of all of these shows indicates that I cannot show one false thing that he is stating here. And many of his accusations are simply 100% true, like most everything he writes.
Roberts is right. Trump and the psychopathic oil company maniac freak Secretary of State are now threatening Russia to end their support for Assad. If Putin caves, that’s it. He’s history. Putin cannot cave. The safety of the entire region is at stake. He caves and the US, the Gulf states, Jordan, Turkey and the Jews will set the whole region on fire, starting with the removal of Assad and then moving on to a terrorist war against Iran. After that, they will launch a mass jihadi terror/civil war against Russia.
And then it’s on to China where at some of these maniacs (the US for sure and possibly the Sunnis, and surely the Turks) will support the Uighurs in Xinjiang. China is insane to ally with the US at this point. The US has had the trigger finger pointed at China’s head ever since this Syria thing picked up. It’s so obvious that the jihadi terrorist/guerrillas will be unleashed against Russia and China. China would be stupid to think otherwise. China must ally with Assad and Putin and it is mandatory that China treat the US as Russia does as a dangerous enemy nation.
There’s never much upside to allying with Washington at gunpoint. It’s like allying with ISIS, Salvadoran gangs or the Mafia. It never works. You cave once and now you are weak and next the US will just point the gun at your head over and over until you cave and cave. The solution of course is not to even cave in the first place.
One thing I am not sure of is if we were in on the orchestration of this event. I do not believe that Roberts has proven his case that the US orchestrated this stupid fake attack. It looks like the British may have been in on it though. From what I can tell, this was just another Al Qaeda production with the usual performance actors, I mean doctors and rescue workers. The Turks are now in on the plot after the fact, but so is everyone.
The Turks are now currently cooking up fake autopsies saying the victims died of “Sarin.” They didn’t. Those corpses display none of the signs of Sarin poisoning. If they died of some gas it sure as Hell was not Sarin. Assad doesn’t have any chemical weapons anyway. He has the same amount of WMD’s that Saddam had before the war: zero. This is Iraqi WMD bullshit all over again and as usual (((the media))) and some parts of the government such as dual loyalist (((Jared Kushner))) are playing a leading role. The (((Jew York Times))) is on the case! They have fetched some of their finest writers such as (((Mr. Gordon))) and Ann Bernard. These two crazies, along with pathological liar (((Judith Miller))).
So at the moment, we only have evidence that Al Qaeda was in on this scam. In the previous Ghouta attack, it has now been proven that Turkish intelligence was deeply involved in that false flag slaughter. Shocking emails obtained from the Pentagon now show without a doubt that the Defense Intelligence Agency was involved in planning the Ghouta mass murder. A high ranking DIA executive in charge of Officer Staff received an email the day after the Ghouta false flag telling him “congratulations on a job well done.”
Trump Has Surrendered; Will Putin Be The Next To Surrender? The Chemical Attack is a Washington Orchestrated Event
President Trump just ordered an US attack of at least 59 Tomahawk missiles from US warships in the Mediterranean Sea on Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase near Homs.
Mr. Talal Barazi, governor of Homs province, reports several deaths but at this time does not offer further details. This Tomahawk assault was supposedly in response to Bachar al-Assad’s alleged nerve gas attack on 4 April, targeting the civilian population in Idlib Province that killed in excess of 60 people, among them many children.
It reeks all over of False Flag – Gladio 2 – level ‘world’. But nobody smells it, nobody wants to see it, nobody wants to hear it – and especially, nobody wants to talk about it. The truth cannot be spoken. The attack has to be launched immediately, before any investigation could reveal the truth. That’s the way it’s always been. Kill the witnesses. That’s what Washington and its Zionist masters know best.
The Pentagon says Moscow was informed about the attack. There was no reaction from the Russian Government yet.
Earlier Mr. Putin stated that
“it was unacceptable to bring accusations against anyone until a thorough and impartial international investigation was conducted.”
Philip Giraldi, former CIA officer and Director of the Council for the National Interest, says that “military and intelligence personnel,” “intimately familiar” with the intelligence, say that the narrative that Assad or Russia did it is a “sham”.
This is a classical case of a false flag, instigated by the CIA and carried out by Saudi-Turkish planes to blame Assad. Western presstitute media propagated and hammered into westerners indoctrinated brains the same lie as in 2013, when the East Ghouta Chemical attacks were killing children to justify US “Humanitarian” Military intervention. Then as today, the Washington assault was to follow quickly before the lie could be discovered, but Mr. Putin intervened by warning Washington not to attack – or else – and insisting on an investigation. Russian naval facility in Tartus and airbase in Khmeimim, Syria, were ready to counter a US attack.
Later it was proven beyond any doubt that the attack did not come from Syria’s army, nor was it ordered by Mr. Assad, that it was indeed, once more, a false flag carried out by the Syrian opposition, the so-called rebels, but in truth the western paid terrorists, with the purpose to blame Mr. Assad and to justify the ‘regime change’ – planned since 2009, since well before the CIA instigated start of the 2011 ‘civil war’.
It is depressing to see how the world – the corrupted-to-the-bone western world – swallows these lies and actually openly calls for war against Syria, for the removal of Mr. Assad, Syria’s only legitimate and sovereign President, elected by the Syrians and still enjoying more than 80% support of the people. Renown socialists’, so-called peace seekers’ eyes are blurred by the western corporate lie-machine. It is sad to see. They believe the western criminal media. It is too hard even for them to admit to themselves that they have been duped, perhaps all their lives, and that they must now seek out and see reality. They can’t. But instead to look inside themselves – to ask themselves, what interest would Mr. Assad have to kill his own people, the children of his nation, the future of Syria – and God help Syria to have a future again – these shabby ‘progressives’ are too noble to admit to reality – and instead they join the blinded and call for ‘regime change’. That’s exactly what Washington – and the Zionist murderers behind that foul inner-beltway monument of assassins, called the White House, want.
We are living a higher level of ‘Operation Gladio’ again – where evil reigns, where the most horrendous of what was once called human beings are in power, killing mercilessly innocent people for their BIG PURPOSE, for world hegemony. This Judo-Christian ‘civilization’ (sic-sic) has a history of more than 1000 years of Crusade killings, followed by colonial killing and raping and exploitation of countries and their people around the globe, from Asia to Africa to Latin America – and there is no end. Our western ‘culture’ is sold to Lucifer and his banking clan – continuing killing for greed and power.
People wake up! – If you don’t, you may be next.
We all have this little spark left somewhere in our brains – that tells you that something is not right – that those who call the shots are liars, that the world’s justice is not with evil – that justice is seeking peace not subjugation, power and material gains, but solidarity and harmony among us, brothers and sisters of the human kind.
But also, be aware that this monstrous beast knows no scruples. It has one goal – Full Spectrum Dominance – and will not let go, under no circumstances, until this goal is fully achieved or itself, the monster, the exceptional nation, is subjugated and disabled.
People stand up and become disabler of the empire!
Syria is a mere square on this murderous chess board, as was Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, and many more to come. The purpose is not ‘winning a war’ – that would be too simple. The purpose is creating and leaving behind chaos, eternal chaos. In the case of Syria a balkanization of the country, what Clinton did to Yugoslavia. The old ‘divide to conquer’ – it still works after hundreds of years. People are still blinded to these oldest and most rudimentary of war strategies. They still fall for it; don’t notice; swallow the lies.
In Syria, the stakes are high. In addition to the insane profits of the war and weapons industry – there is the little talked about Qatar-Turkey-Syria pipeline that was to bring oil and gas from the Gulf to Europe to demolish the Russian gas market in Europe – and to make trillions for US petro-giants; a pipeline Mr. Assad rejected in 2009. Instead he approved and promoted the Iran pipeline through Syria to Europe. Iranian hydrocarbons would complement, rather than compete with, gas and oil from Russia for Europe. That’s when Obama decided that Bachar al-Assad had to go. It also fitted the bigger picture – a balkanized Middle East, with steady conflicts fueling the war industry – but eventually leading to a Greater Israel, stretching from the Euphrates to the Nile, absorbing, parts of Saudi Arabi, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt.
“It’s barbarism. I see it coming masqueraded under lawless alliances and predetermined enslavements. It may not be about Hitler’s furnaces, but about the methodical and quasi-scientific subjugation of Man. His absolute humiliation. His disgrace.” – Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet, in a press conference on the occasion of receiving the Nobel Prize (1979).
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media (China), TeleSUR, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
The US has been supporting ISIS for a long time now. Recently in Deir ez Zour, the US and ISIS coordinated an attack Syria’s forces. The US worked together with ISIS and told them of an upcoming US bombing attacks on Assad’s forces. ISIS was then able to coordinate their attack. They attacked only seven minutes after the bombing had started. They could not have done that unless they had advance warning of the bombing, so the US had to have communicated to ISIS that the bombing was going to take place. The combined US-ISIS attack on Assad left 80 soldiers dead.
The Pentagon later lied and said the attack was a “mistake.” It could not have been a mistake in a thousand years. The US had drones over the strike area for three days prior to the bombing. The jets came in with their transponders on to disable the Syrians’ radar. This attack was ordered by scumbag Ashton Carter, a warmongering psychopathic freak who ran the Pentagon under Obama. Ash Carter ordered this attack in order to end the US-Russian coordination agreement that had been reached earlier. We had word that a lot of the Pentagon people were furious about having to work with Russia so they deliberately sabotaged the agreement and this lying attack was one of the methods they used.
This coordinated attack also shows how closely the US and ISIS work together in Syria.
The latest Nazi-like war on aggression launched on Syria in which 70 cruise missiles were fired at a Syrian airbase. This was the airbase that Assad used to attack ISIS, so taking out the one base Assad used against ISIS shows once again how the US is working with and supporting ISIS in Syria.
The US, NATO and our allies always insist that any anti-Western rebel group has no agency. They’re all just puppets being pulled by the evil Putin or the ayatollahs or whatever. They have minds of their own. They lack desire, needs, wants, goals and willpower. They are all silly pawns who obey their masters in some other country who push them around like chess pieces. They have no more agency than a robot.
But the other side does it too. The Left claims that the Syrian rebels are mercenaries paid by the US. The truth is that radical Sunni Salafists have come from all over the Arab World to fight the Shia heretics ruling Syria. It’s all part of the Sunni-Shia Civil War breaking out all over the region. And 70% of the rebels are Syrian Sunni Muslims. Only 30% are from outside Syria, but those are not puppets either. They are anti-Shia fanatics who want to put in Islamic Law.
In the Ukraine, the US claims that everything was fine until the evil Russians came in and stirred things up. In other words, the Donbass rebels have no agency. They are just puppets pulled by Putin. But why would anyone agree to be a puppet for some other country. The truth is that the Donbass rebels rose up on their own due to a Nazi coup fomented by the CIA and the US State Department. Russia opposed them rising up all the way. They wanted a federalized state instead.
For a long time, Russia refused to aid them and only stepped in when they were on the verge of defeat, and the native Russians in the area were getting massacred. Polls consistently show that 94% of Donbass people do not want to be part of Ukraine. Of course, anti-US polls are always inaccurate because fear and other spooks and bogeymen. All populations polling in a direction the US doesn’t like are literally living under Josef Stalin’s rule and they are terrified to poll against whatever the government tells them to. Cuz you know they might get sent to the gulags. And get a bullet from an NKVD firing squad. Because you know anti-US populations have no agency. They all love America, and they only reason they poll that way is fear and other spooky bogeymen.
Putin doesn’t have 87% support, he has 0% support. Russians are terrified of Putin and if you answer a poll question wrong, Putin’s friend Beria will put a bullet in your head. Or you go to Siberia. Or Putin starves you to death in a new fake terror famine like the last one. Because you know Putin is the spooky USSR. He’s really Stalin. Stalin never died, you know. He just reincarnated as Putin The Evil.
You realize things were much worse under Yeltsin and 20X more journalists were killed under Yeltsin? Russia was much more authoritarian under Yeltsin than it is under Putin. But Yeltsin had 6% support. Oh well, hand wave, but Putin’s a dictator. Yeltsin? That pickled liver was Our Man in Moscow. How could he be bad. Everyone who is pro-US has a halo over their head, didn’t you know that? No really.
The Crimeans rose up on their own. The Crimeans were always a part of Russia or the USSR. There never was any country called Ukraine. It sprung up for the first time in 1991 and claimed it owned the Crimea. The Crimeans oppose being part of Ukraine from Day One and they even passed a number of resolutions saying that they were not a part of Ukraine.
Basically they never agreed to be part of Ukraine. When the US fomented a coup and the new Nazis came in and said they were joining NATO and throwing Russia out of their base in Crimea (presumably to turn it into a NATO base) Putin had to act. He had no alternative. There was no way he could lose his warm water port and allow NATO to set up a naval base right next door. Nor could he allow NATO to take Ukraine and set up an army right on his doorstep. Polls done by Western polling groups have consistently found that 87% of Crimeans support the annexation.
But see, the US and NATO claims that Crimeans and Donbass people have no agency. They have no minds of their own.
The Jews do this same garbage. Palestinians rising up on their own, maybe because Jews treat them worse than chattel. Well of course not! Zionism is wonderful! The Palestinians love it so much. They love Jews! They would never hurt one Jew, ever.
The Jews say that if it weren’t for Syria, Libya, and Iraq there would be no Palestinians. Before they said that about the USSR. The Palestinians were only rising up because the Soviets were whispering in their ear and telling them to. Hence we took down Libya, Iraq and now Syria on the orders of the Jews because in the US, we do whatever the Jews tell us to do. Iraq, Libya and now Syria were ordered to be taken down by the Israelis. First of all, they were all enemies of Israel, but second of all, if we got rid of all of those countries, the Palestinian revolution would end immediately.
Because, you know, the Palestinians are only shooting rockets and settlers because the Syrians, Iraqis, and Libyans tell them to and give them guns and stuff. This is also why Iran is on the list. Iran is the last of the Jews’ enemies to remain standing. All of the others have been taken out. Granted, Lebanon is an enemy of the Jews, but they have no military so no one cares much about them. Take out Iran and take out Israel’s last remaining enemy. And the Palestinians won’t fight anymore because they only fight because the evil Iranians tell them to. And they won’t get one more bullet because all the weaponry comes from Iran.
A similar thing is playing with Hezbollah. Does Hezbollah exist, maybe, because Israel repeatedly invaded Lebanon? Of course not! That has nothing to do with it! The Lebanese Shia love the Jews. They want to run up to Jews and kiss them on the lips! Nope, instead, Hezbollah only exists because of Iran. Every time a Jew mentions Hezbollah, they say Iran in the next sentence. Because you know Hezbollah are just puppets. Nasrallah is a man on a string.
They and he have no agency. They only take orders from Iran. They don’t. They don’t take orders from Iran. Hezbollah does whatever the Hell it wants and it is not unusual for them to have different goals and aims than the Iranians. The Iranians have no real control over them. Hezbollah is an independent entity with a strong anti-Israel position so Iran supports them, but Iran can’t tell them what to do. Hezbollah gets to do whatever the Hell it wants to. But as the interests of Iran and Hezbollah coincide it is unlikely that Hezbollah will do crazy things not approved of by Iran. On the other hand, Hezbollah is not some wing of the Iranian military taking direct orders from Iran like the Jews say.
Now if you want to say that Iran arms Hezbollah, you have a point. And part of the reason the Jews are trying to destroy Syria is because that way they can end the Iran – Syria – Hezbollah arms pipeline.
Another good case is Kashmir. If you think Indian Hindus are irrational and nuts in general, wait until you see how they feel about Kashmir. Want to see an Indian Hindu have a chimpout? Mention the word Kashmir. They will raise their voices, start yelling, pound the table and get threatening and menacing. And they will say one word over and over: “Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan! Pakistan!”
Because you see, Kashmiris have no agency. Kashmiris love India! They love Hindus! They want to kiss all the Hindus on the cheeks! They’re loyal Indian citizens! They have no beefs with India. Kashmiris have total love for India. They would never rebel. In fact, not one Kashmiri has ever taken up arms against India. Not one. Nope. Instead, 100% of the Kashmiri rebellion, armed and otherwise, is being caused by the evil bogeyman Pakistan.
Now Pakistan does aid some of the more radical armed Kashmiri groups, but most of the groups are actually headquartered outside of Kashmir in Pakistani Kashmir. They don’t have much of a presence in Kashmir itself. And now the resistance is mostly just constant rioting and stone throwing like in Palestine. But no matter. I’m sure every one of those stone throwers is a Pakistani in disguise. Those sneaky Pakistanis! They’re everywhere! Look out there’s one under your bed right now, Hindu! Boo! Pakistan! Boo! Boogeyman!
If you study the Kashmiri rebellion, it has internal roots. It never got going until about 1969 anyway because before that, the Kashmiris had tried to work peacefully within the system. Only when India blocked all efforts at peaceful change did the Kashmiris rise up. And in the worst of the armed conflict, 90% of the rebels were native Kashmiris.
India says, “Kashmiris are puppets cuz evil Pakistan bogeyman wants to steal our land hurr!” Actually, this is just more Indian lies. Only 6% of Kashmiris want to split off and join Pakistan. Most have traditionally only wanted an independent state in Kashmir. By the way, the UN has ordered international scofflaw India to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir to decide the fate of the region since 1949. India has always flatly refused. Because you know we can’t have people deciding their own destiny or anything like that.
Calling the SJW Cultural Left Freakshow “regressive” is absolutely senseless. Originally it meant Leftists who supported reaction such as Political Islam. Political Islam or Islam in general is backwards, conservative if not reactionary, and a throwback to an older era that progressives have moved far beyond in the West. Full-throated Left support for reactionary Islam is indeed regressive.
But the Cultural Left Freakshow is anything but regressive. Really it is progressivism run amok.
Radical gay rights is regressive because it harkens back to the golden era of gay rights in the 1800’s when gays had far more rights than they even do now, right?
Radical feminism is regressive because back in the old days when my Mom was growing up, most women were ultra-radical man-hating dykes who pushed far beyond equal rights, correct?
Anti-racism is regressive because it recalls the the 1700’s when Blacks and Indians ruled society and the White man was a downtrodden minority, no?
Transsexual rights is regressive because back in the Ancien Regime in France, 1/200 men and women were transsexuals, there was a transsexual on every block, and French society cheered for genderbenders and called for gender to be abolished, n’est-ce pas?
The Regressive Left is a preposterous and idiotic slur that the Alt Left has made up for the SJW Cultural Left. It makes sense only in that the Cultural Left voices full support for radical Islam. Otherwise it utterly irrational.
The Cultural Left in general isn’t regressive at all. It’s not even reactionary, conservative or even rightwing. It’s not even Centrist, and it gave up liberalism long ago. No, the Cultural Left is nuts because this is an example of leftwing politics going completely off the deep end. Regressive means backwards, reactionary, conservative, primitive, a throwback to an older, ignorant era before modern progress and progressive politics. The Cultural Left is the opposite of regressive.
We just call them that because it sounds insulting, and it is. But it’s also a lie. I don’t see why the Alt Left should stoop to lying and sliming the opposition with sleazy and false slurs like all the rest of the dirty politics out there. We are beyond that; we are too good for that. We can do better. Let’s do it.
Get rid of the slogan “Regressive Left” once and for all. Resign it to the dustbin of recent history.
Conspiracy theory is life. Life is conspiracy theory.
Maybe Pynchon was right after all. Paranoia is the default operating mindset in our modern disinformation-polluted world.
At the age of 59, I have concluded that life or at least politics and geopolitics pretty much operates on conspiracy theory. in other words, modern life itself is in part conspiracy theory. The conspiracy theory is the truth and the lie is what everyone got told happened.
If you throw out all the “conspiracy theory” stuff, you end up with a lot of fake news. The world news people get is whatever the State Department, Pentagon and CIA want you to believe happened. Disinformation is everywhere and the Western press is more dishonest than Pravda in the USSR.
Every time you hear the phrase “conspiracy theory” or “Russian propaganda” go do some heavy research into what happened. I have done this many times in the last couple of years.
With regard to Syria and Ukraine, most of the “Russian propaganda” was simply the truth. The fake news was whatever the MSM-CIA wanted you to believe. That’s right. The MSM is the CIA. It’s all one thing. The MSM is part of the Deep State, and the CIA sits at the pinnacle.
I was appalled at the outrageous lying during the war in Ukraine. The West’s lies were continuous and appalling. Syria was even worse. I do not think I have ever seen so much lying in a war before. We are entering and new era of Der Luggenkriegs (The Lying Wars). I believe most wars that the West is reporting on where the West has an interest will be characterized by a nearly unfathomable amount of MSM lying.
Look at the “conspiracy theories” for:
The death of Arafat. Natural causes. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Actually poisoned by radiation by an Israeli spy working as his cook),
The downing of the jet at Lockerbie. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Qaddafi didn’t do it and was set up.
The attack on the aid convoy in Aleppo. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Actually a false flag attack done by a US drone and then blamed on Syria and Russia. 17 innocent aid workers were killed by the US in this false flag.
The downing of M17 in Ukraine. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Neither Russia nor the rebels did it and not only was the plane not hit by a missile but there was no missile period. The jet was downed by a Ukrainian fighter and the investigation was deliberately delayed, botched and corrupted with a fraudulent final report.
The shooting down of the Russian jet over Turkey. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Actually this was done in coordination with the US. We told Turkey 24 hours before that those jets would be in that exact location at that exact time.
US helping moderate rebels. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. In fact, US, Israeli, Saudi, Qatari and Turkish intelligence forces operate on the ground with Al Qaeda. There may have been a number of them caught in Aleppo at the end of the siege.
The chemical weapons attack by “Assad” on Damascus that killed 1,400 people. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. First the attack never even happened! There was no attack! The incident was a false flag attack done by Turkey and Al Qaeda. A small amount of sarin gas was released in the area by Al Qaeda, leading to low levels in the blood of residents. But the levels were so low as to be harmless. There were no 1,400 people. Instead about 400 people were killed, all Alawi and Christian government supporters who had been kidnapped from Northern Syria a year before. All of the dead identified so far were Alawi and Christian government supporting civilians who were kidnapped in that incident. They were killed by being put in a room with gas canisters leaking a toxin, perhaps carbon monoxide. Others were beaten to death, shot or had their throats slit. The symptoms displayed by the victims looked nothing whatsoever like Sarin poisoning. Instead they looked like carbon monoxide poisoning. A Turkish opposition parliamentarian is accusing Turkey of doing this as a false flag.
“ISIS” Suicide bombings of Kurdish Left rallies in Suruc and Istanbul. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. The government knew about both bombings and allowed the plots to go forward. Then police kept the injured from leaving the scene and beat up the survivors.
The “Gulen” coup in Turkey. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. There was no Gulen coup. Gulen had nothing to do with this. Erdogan lies like a rug! There was indeed a coup and Erdogan received warning of it some hours before but he allowed it to go forward to crack down on the opposition. The coupists were Ataturkist Turkish ultranationalist seculars. The US was also involved. The US put the coup in motion to get rid of Erdogan as he had started cooperating with Russia a week before.
Trump won the elections by winning the electoral collage, and all the polls were off. The “reported facts” were wrong, and the conspiracy theory was what really happened. Actually the polls were perfect.The polls were 100% correct. They predicted the popular vote well, and as far as certain state votes, Republicans committed mass election fraud in Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at the very least and probably in a lot of other places. Hillary actually won Wisconsin, Florida and North Carolina by ~2-3 points, more in Pennsylvania but less in Michigan. Real recounts were never done in any of those states. 70,000 votes in Detroit alone were not counted, apparently deliberately. However, even partial recounts found 26,000 fake Trump votes in Pennsylvania, 5,000 fake Trump votes in Wisconsin and 2,000 fake Trump votes in Michigan. And all of those were acknowledged by the states. Why so many fake votes and why are they all for Trump? They have been using those damn voting machines to steal elections since 2000, and they will do it forever until we stop them. It’s pretty hard to have an accurate poll when there is mass electoral fraud going on! Polls can’t predict fraud. The exit polls were far off from the actual count. Everywhere on Earth, that means electoral fraud. P.S. Exit polls started veering far off from results in 2000, when they put those damned computers in. The charge is being made by some of the US top statisticians.