The #SyriaStrikes: An Open Source Investigation

04/08/2017

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vol 7 issue 13 (April 8, 2017)
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by James Corbett
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April 8, 2017

As you know by now, President Trump ordered missile strikes on the Al Shayrat airfield in Syria Thursday night. Starting at 8:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the US guided-missile destroyers USS Ross and USS Porter launched a total of 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. This being the age of the internet, you can watch the missiles being launched (at a cost of $1.41 million a pop) in a series of YouTube videos kindly supplied by the Pentagon.

For his part, the teleprompter-in-chief handled his ceremonial role perfectly, intoning all the usual poliltical blather that we have come to expect from the Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Trump puppets. To wit: “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike blah de blah de blah vital national security interest of the United States da dee doo dee dum no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons etc., etc., I call on all civilized nations to join us yadda yadda.” You get the gist. (But if you really must, you can watch the whole statement here.)

And, as a man is known by the company he keeps, look at the warmongers, neocons, terrorists and other loons who are lining up to sing Trump’s praises over this glorious action:

Although the full aftermath of the strikes is still unknown as of press time, early reports from the Syrian national news service indicate that the strike killed nine civilians, including four children. Russian sources, meanwhile, claim that only 23 of the 50 Tomahawk missiles actually reached their target, the Al Shayrat airfield, destroying a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station.

Syrian armed forces command is confirming that six military personnel were killed in the attack. The Al Ekhbariya TV channel broadcast a statement from the Syrian Armed Forces detailing the six deaths and an unspecified number of injuries. “The US aggression is a violation of all international norms and an attempt to weaken the combat capability of the Syrian army in the fight against terrorist groups,” the Syrian armed forces command said. “Our response to this attack will be the determination to crush terrorists on Syrian soil wherever they are.”

But whatever damage the individual missiles may have inflicted in Syria, they have the potential to inflict even greater damage in the arena of global geopolitics. In this regard, Russia’s response has been of particular interest.

In an official statement, Moscow has labeled the attack “an act of aggression against a UN member state” and has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Other reports quote a Kremlin spokesman who says that Putin believes the attack was done under a “trumped-up pretext.”

Most worryingly, Russia has suspended the flight data sharing agreement with the US that coordinates the two powers’ activity over Syrian airspace and prevents missiles or sorties being shot down by accident. This was the same communication hotline that the Pentagon used to notify Russia about the strike before it happened. The scrapping of the agreement can only be read as Russia’s signal that future attempts by the US to breach Syrian airspace will be treated as a hostile action and dealt with militarily.

Now Russia is announcing new measures to bolster Syria’s air defense system and expand its own military presence in the country.

However frayed US/Russian relations have become in this age of “Cold War 2.0,” they just got a hell of a lot worse.

In fact, it was only one week ago that everything seemed to be going in the exact opposite direction. John McCain was furious with Rex Tillerson for daring to suggest that the Syrian people should decide what happens with Assad. ISIS was on the run and the “rebels” (read: terrorist insurgency) seemed all but broken. Peace talks were about to put the final nail in the coffin of the six-year-long quest to topple the Syrian government…

…and now this. So what happened? Well, we have two stories to choose from.

The warmongers’ story is that Assad, being the most insane and suicidal leader in the history of the world, decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and gas some of his own citizens just as the world was contemplating leaving him alone.

The alternative story is that a Syrian government airstrike on Idlib hit a chemical weapons stockpile that the terrorists had stored there, thus releasing the material on its own population.

Points in favor of the alternative story are numerous. They include:

  • The fact that the previous chemical weapons “red line” incident turned out to be a rebel attack, not a Syrian government attack.
  • The fact that the Syrian government’s chemical weapons stockpile was confirmed destroyed in 2014.
  • The fact that Seymour Hersh has confirmed that Hillary Clinton had approved sending sarin gas to the Libyan “rebels.”
  • And the fact that all of the information about the latest attack has come from the White Helmets, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other organizations that are funded by and in the interest of the US, UK and other belligerent governments.

So we arrive back at the key question about this series of events: cui bono?

Well, the warmongers get their Path to Persia.

The cabal that started the ball rolling in Syria and created I-CIA-SIS get to push their war through to its conclusion.

The oiligarchs get an oil boost just as an unexpected glut started to bite into their profits.

The neo-neocons are closer than ever to getting their lusted-after war with Russia.

Raytheon and the other military-industrial parasites get a nice payday.

And all those #MAGA Trump train riders get a nice welcome dose of reality.

But it’s not all bad news. At least we can laugh at the sight of CNN anchors being shocked speechless by an unscripted moment of reality.

This is obviously an unfolding, ongoing news story. Please do help continue the investigation by contributing news stories and relevant links/analysis in the comment section below.

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  1. Corbett says:

    To avoid any confusion I’m closing down the other comment thread. Please post all Syria strikes info and analysis here.

    • vicj says:

      Tells it all. It was for show and according to my source who is 15km from the AP in Syria, the locals say it was for retaliation for Israeli Jet shot down and has been planned since then including the False Flag gas attack.

      Putin allows Trump et al to save face, Israel gets some payback, the airport is relatively unharmed very little collateral damage considering 59 Cruise missiles were launched. Putin will replace the planes, Assad will fix the Airport, people will forget about the false flag gas attack, Trump, and the war hawks will have their “we’re in charge” moment and Raytheon will need to replace the $83mil worth of missiles spent.

      Win-win and Assad stays in while all the MSM fake news saber rattling makes it sound like Assad must go. If the USA gets into this any deeper and harder I have no doubt Putin and Iran will not let this happen. And Erdogan, well, he’s in a megalomaniacal delusional world of his own and will dow whatever he needs to feed his agenda.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xYM-yC0dtA

      • mkey says:

        One thing that far too often goes completely ignored: preparation for these strikes and large troop movements alike takes time. Deployment takes time. Planning takes time.

        The problem: emotional reactions and public outrage are very short lived.

      • ray.m says:

        I think you hit the nail on the head.
        I’ve been thinking about for the past couple days and come to pretty much the same conclusions that you have. It makes me wonder if Assad Is going to pretend to rebuild this airport and throw in some makeshift buildings and old planes so the war hawks can waste more money shooting up some more desert.
        It wouldn’t surprise me. Maybe that way we can confine damage to one small location and avoid hurting innocence.

        I think firing 59 cruise missiles was a little bit overkill, and a hell of a waste of money. But maybe the cruise missiles were getting close to their expiry date.

        I have no doubt that Trump new that the gas attack was a false flag. That’s why everyone was warned ahead of time.
        It might be cheaper next time though to send a Assad 5 million bucks to build a target range so the US war hawks will have something to shoot at. In that way lying corrupt fake news networks have something to report. And maybe the war hawks will shut up for a while.

        World War III is not something any sane person on earth should be looking forward to.

        The world is just a stage.

        • Shar says:

          “a hell of a waste of money” is heart-breakingly true. I wonder how many people we could feed, how much it would help for education to have $59 million+change. And, shouldn’t we rebuild the homes that were destroyed, and pay for the funerals of the people we killed? I mean it was only 7 people. Oh, that’s right, don’t want to start a pattern of helping. Got it. All I feel about this false flag is that it was money wasted and it cost a material amount of money. I think Trump is afraid of the shadow government who have no doubt made preliminary introductions by now.

    • oliviadestandau says:

      Thought this would be a good addition for info: https://off-guardian.org/2017/04/07/russia-reports-discovery-of-rebel-held-chemical-weapons-at-site-of-idlib-gas-attack/

      Apparently (and so very shockingly!) the rebels held chemicals at this site. Who knew!?

    • TampaDave says:

      James, too much INTERNET for you… you said “But it’s not all bad news. At least we can laugh at the site of CNN anchors…” You see it now, right? Darned homophones, anyway!

    • TampaDave says:

      James, what you do is SO important! All wars depend on lies. I believe we can avoid future wars if we can — en masse — see through the lies that are necessary to wage them.

      • Shar says:

        I very much agree, AND I think it is happening. People are starting to wonder because it’s not supposed to be ‘this way’ whatever ‘this way’ is to them. I doubt many people had a 15-year war, and bombing the hell out of another country without even talking to Congress about it in their definition of “this way”. I think people are asking questions of each other, and the people that are aware-ish share their opinions and comments softly because a lot of people are in shock sort of (I was); the shock is because we’ve been taught to believe in the government, and many, many people do, so to lay a serious speech on ’em? It will probably alienate them at first, but this issue is so important, when they come back, be welcoming, not snide (hmmm, that last part may be more for me than you).

        The point I’m trying to make is that I agree with you heartily, and I think people are starting to consider this, and we can help them figure some things out and recommending the Corbett Report. En masse occurs one person at a time, would be my guess.

    • okgardener says:

      Michael Savage has some interesting observations about the type of gas that was dispersed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO5BT7AZLqM

    • joe.s says:

      The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria
      Glenn Greenwald April 7 2017

      https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/the-spoils-of-war-trump-lavished-with-media-and-bipartisan-praise-for-bombing-syria/

  2. mkey says:

    Reply to Pablo de Boer

    Senator Black looks a bit jittery, hopefully he won’t get suicided and/or get a hear attack over an accidental digitalis overdose.

  3. atmosphere17 says:

    Hey James here are all of my main sources that I think do a great job of unraveling this whole thing so far:

    Robert Parry on how the same NYT lying journalist who got us into Iraq are again falsely drumming up support for another war in Syria: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/05/another-dangerous-rush-to-judgment-in-syria/

    Nafeez Ahmed exploring the Kissinger connection and the strategic thinking behind the White House’s actions: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/trumps-syria-strike-inspired-dangerous-vision-cauldronising-middle-east-2138445408

    Dean Baker asking the question: how much did Trumps buddies make by betting on oil futures? Big question is how much money Trump’s buddies made betting on futures? https://t.co/ejBTCJNDEm

    Moon of Alabama with a good analysis and arguments for why it was likely the rebels that did this: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/syria-us-creates-new-air-support-request-scheme-for-al-qaeda.html

    OPCW official urging caution and sayingn we dont know who did it https://www.channel4.com/news/syria-chemical-attack-reaction

    Vijay Prishad on why its unlikely Assad did it and how its unknown who did but likely the rebels: http://www.alternet.org/world/trump-going-commit-next-great-american-catastrophe-syria

    Another good account of how the rebels stand to gain everything from this, qui bono? http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/idlib-chemical-attack-al-qaeda-syria-trump

    More Robert Parry on the lies of NYT and an honest history of the whole CW’s lies https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/06/nyt-retreats-on-2013-syria-sarin-claims/

    Good analysis of events by Middle Eastern reporter on teh ground in teh area who is very honest and reliable: https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/did-assad-use-chemical-weapons-on-khan-shaikhoun-to-score-an-own-goal-in-the-international-arena/

    Mnar Muhawesh interview dissecting the lies of the govt narrative https://www.facebook.com/mnar.a.muhawesh/posts/1100739810032194

    My accoutn of how Trump effectively sent a message to the extremists that they can use chemical weapons and the US wont look for evidence or proof and just blame it on Assad, and in that way can easily call in US airstrikes to improve their battlefield positons https://www.facebook.com/stevechovanec/posts/10158509532025475

    A good round up w links by Mnar right after the CW attacks took place, asking the right questions and bringing up how the rebels have CW and used them before https://www.facebook.com/mnar.a.muhawesh/posts/1097089940397181

    Hope these help!

  4. atmosphere17 says:

    Heres more info on the White House plan as it was before the CW attack, how they were pursuing a path of military occupation in the guise of “fighting ISIS” that was meant to balkanize and break up the country: https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/washington-is-uprooting-part-of-syria-demarcating-its-new-safe-heaven/

    More on US/Europe plan to split up the country: https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/europe-and-the-us-have-a-plan-to-divide-syria-but-not-to-halt-the-war/

  5. VoiceOfArabi says:

    Hello James….

    Nice summery of the day Mr. Corbett…. You might have to start making one of these every day (off course, i am joking as I know how much work it takes to put one of these together!!)… It is reports like this, done in less than 24 hours, that makes Corbett Report Unique in all the World Wide Web…

    Keep up the excellent work….

    Thank you.

  6. Pablo de Boer says:

    Oil rises, near one-month high after U.S. missile strike in Syria
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-idUSKBN17905I

  7. Pablo de Boer says:

    US said it had proof of WMDs, 1mn people died – Bolivia envoy at UNSC meeting on Syria strike
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSiOIM1wEQ4

  8. Pablo de Boer says:

    And controlled + Fake (Same) News MSM uses as usual the same headlines…

    Russia says U.S. strike ‘illegitimate,’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-04-07/russia-says-us-strike-illegitimate-attempt-to-distract-from-iraq

    Russia says U.S. strike an ‘illegitimate’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-u-s-response-syria-attack-1.4060817

    Russia says US strike ‘illegitimate,’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    http://news.trust.org/item/20170407170857-mlma2/

    Russia says US strike ‘illegitimate,’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2017/Apr-07/401054-russia-says-us-strike-illegitimate-attempt-to-distract-from-iraq.ashx

    Russia says U.S. strike ‘illegitimate,’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2017/04/08/russia-says-us-strike-illegitimate-attempt-to-distract-from-iraq/#CVqDU11EWlVEXkkB.99

    Russia says U.S. strike ‘illegitimate,’ attempt to distract from Iraq
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-russia-idUSKBN1792MK?il=0

  9. HomeRemedySupply says:

    UN Security Council April 7 – Russia’s statement
    Russia’s UN representative Vladimir Safronkov chides the United States at the Security Council Meeting for destroying mid-east countries and brings up that evidence of the chemical attacks by the Syrian regime is sorely lacking.
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUSlPVJfWI&feature=youtu.be&t=1h3m47s

    Vladimir Safronkov twitter – https://twitter.com/hashtag/Safronkov?src=hash

    Wed April 5th at the UN
    EXCERPT
    Speaking at the Security Council meeting on Wednesday, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said that the US-drafted resolution blaming Assad for Tuesday’s “gas attack” in Idlib province was based on “falsified reports from the White Helmets“, an organization that has been “discredited long ago”.
    YouTube 4 minutes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTWhkkC_Kg
    Article with photos – http://russia-insider.com/en/russia-calls-out-west-guided-regime-change/ri19452
    RussiaInsider twitter – https://twitter.com/RussiaInsider

    More on WHITE HELMETS
    https://www.corbettreport.com/breaking-us-strikes-syria-russia-set-to-respond/comment-page-1/#comment-37474

    Department of State Rex Tillerson statements
    https://www.corbettreport.com/breaking-us-strikes-syria-russia-set-to-respond/comment-page-1/#comment-37458

    • Adam Warren says:

      I find it so encouraging that comments sections on MSM articles seem to have a greater proportion of awake people vs sheeple now. For example, channel 4 news effort on the chemical attack – have a look at the comments:

      https://youtu.be/Lp-znSPIoj4

  10. Pablo de Boer says:

    Donald Trump blames Barack Obama’s ‘weakness’ for Syria chemical attack – despite tweeting against intervention

    Donald Trump called the Assad regime’s chemical attack in Idlib a “consequence of the past administration’s weakness”, but his Twitter archive shows he previously advocated staying “out of Syria”.

    Dozens of people, including children, were killed on Tuesday in what was feared to be the worst chemical weapon attack in Syria in four years.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-syria-chemical-attack-barack-obama-blame-idlib-weakness-tweet-no-intervention-us-a7667271.html

  11. Azra says:

    Thank you for this James. This is a bit of my research which I feel is relevant to the current unfolding which you may already have.

    “Gas From Israel And The Flynn Wiretapping – Behind The Deep-State Infighting Over The Trump Election” excerpt:

    The former director of the CIA under Clinton, James Woolsey, went to the Wall Street Journal and offered some information (likely some true and some false) on the retired General Flynn and the lobbying businesses he was involved in. Woolsey is an arch-neoconservative. He had worked on the transition team of Trump but got fired over “growing tensions over Trump’s vision for intelligence agencies.” Flynn is the former National Security Advisor of Trump who later also got fired. Woolsey was a board member of Flynn’s former lobbying company FIG.

    Woolsey claims: In September 2016 he took part in a meeting between Flynn and high level Turkish officials, including the Turkish foreign minister and the energy minister who is the son of the Turkish president Erdogan. During the meeting, Woolsey claims, a brainstorming took place over how the Turkish cult leader Fethullah Gülen could -probably by illegal means- be removed from the U.S. and handed over to Turkey.
    […}
    The meeting Woolsey described was under the “Turkish” Flynn contract. The Turkish business man, and owner of Inovo, Ekim Alptekin is a member of the Erdogan gang. But hidden at the very end of the WSJ story is the real key to understand the shady network:

    Inovo hired Mr. Flynn on behalf of an Israeli company seeking to export natural gas to Turkey, the filing said, and Mr. Alptekin wanted information on the U.S.-Turkey political climate to advise the gas company about its Turkish investments.
    […}

    An Israeli company (or whoever is behind it) wants a gas pipeline to Turkey. It hires Flynn and Alptekin to arrange a positive climate for the Leviathan pipeline within the Turkish government. It offers Flynn more than half a million for a little (4-month long) influence work. His job is to create a “friendly atmosphere” for the deal by using his influence in the U.S. to accommodate Erdogan. A major point that is expected from Flynn is to arrange the handover of Gülen, by whatever means, from the U.S. to Erdogan.

    More at source: http://www.globalresearch.ca/gas-from-israel-and-the-flynn-wiretapping-behind-the-deep-state-infighting-over-the-trump-election/5581984

    • Azra says:

      Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign | New York Times | March 10, 2017 | https://archive.is/iDiXU

      Turkish client paid $530,000 to Michael Flynn’s consulting firm | March 8, 2017 | USA Today | https://archive.is/SPhhd

      Woolsey: Flynn discussed sending Erdogan foe back to Turkey | March 25, 2017 | CNN | https://archive.is/vIVLQ

      • Azra says:

        Please note that former CIA head and chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, James Woolsey is on the board of Genie Energy along with Dick Cheney, Jacob Rothschild, Rupert Murdoch, Bill Richardson, Larry Summers and Michael Steinhardt.

        The Israeli subsidiary of Genie Energy, Afek Oil & Gas has been given permission to drill for oil on the Golan Heights. Genie Energy announced in January 2017 that it had created Atid Drilling Ltd. “an on-shore drilling services venture based in Israel to drill for oil in the Golan Heights among other places. They will expand the drilling by Genie Energy’s subsidiary Afek Oil & Gas which since the October, 2015 announcement has completed five exploratory wells in Golan Heights.”

        “The creation of Atid Drilling by Genie confirms they are convinced based on the preliminary drilling results that there is something “big” in Golan. A month later, in mid-February soon after Trump is sworn in as President, Netanyahu flies to Washington to discuss US recognition of Israel’s annexation of Golan Heights.

        “A few weeks later, Israel violates the Syrian airspace in an act of war, escalating tensions over the Golan Heights. Then on March 22, in an appearance before the US Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Defense Secretary James Mattis called for Congress to formally authorize use of US military force against ISIS/DAESH in Syria.”

        Source article at NEO by F. William Engdahl: Golan Heights, Israel, Oil and Trump http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/30/golan-heights-israel-oil-and-trump/

        • Azra says:

          The Golan Heights are Syrian and are illegally occupied by Israel | December 19, 2016

          Britain, Netherlands and Ireland condemn Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Syrian Golan.

          MP Tobias Ellwood* the British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and Africa, reiterated on November 29, 2016 that the British government regards the Golan Heights as “Occupied Territory” and “[continues] to call on Israel as the Occupying Power” to “comply with its obligations under international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

          He issued the statement in response to a question asked by MP Richard Burden as to what discussions the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has had with Israeli officials about “demolitions, settlement expansion and land appropriation in the Occupied Syrian Golan.”

          The foreign ministers of Ireland and the Netherlands also recently condemned Israeli settlement expansion, land confiscation, and oil drilling in the occupied Syrian Golan, al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center reports. Commenting on these developments, al-Marsad encouraged concerned parties to take action:
          […]
          International concern about the Israeli occupation over the Syrian Golan Heights has mounted since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed in April that “the Golan Heights will always remain in Israel’s hands” and “Israel will never withdraw from the Golan Heights.” The provocative statements inspired U.S. and EU representatives to assure the world that their respective bodies still do not consider the Golan Heights a part of Israel.

          Israel forcibly transferred 130,000 Syrians from the Golan and destroyed 300 of its towns and villages in 1967 to clear the way for its illegal occupation. Estimates suggest that Israeli authorities deny the right to return to as many as half a million displaced Syrian Golan exiles today.

          Source: http://www.alternativenews.org/index.php/headlines/296-the-world-agrees-the-golan-heights-are-both-syrian-and-occupied

          *Tobias Ellwood was recently in the headlines as the British MP who is said to have provided CPR to the police officer stabbed during the recent “London Attack” which occurred on March 22, 2017.

          • Azra says:

            Act of Revenge. Observations from Syrian political commentator Afra’a Dagher | April 7, 2017

            This is not humanitarianism, it is aggression and it is terrorism.

            It would be completely naive to accept American allegations about the supposed chemical attacks on Idlib which occurred three days ago. It was an obvious and odious lie which America then passed on as fact, without allowing a full independent investigation. Yet America believed it, or at least pretended to believe it and their response was to launch 59 American Tomahawk missiles on Syrian airfield Al- Sha’ayrat in Homs province.

            The Al-Sha’ayrat airbase was the place from which Syria fired anti-missile Sam rockets at attacking Israeli warplanes, two weeks ago. Syria downed one of the four warplanes, hit another and forced the remaining two fighter jets to quickly fly out of Syrian airspace.

            This sent a strong message to Israel, a state which continues to illegally occupy Syrian territory, in addition to the decades long occupation of Palestine.

            Cont’d: http://theduran.com/exclusive-act-of-revenge-observations-from-syrian-political-commentator-afraa-dagher/

            • Azra says:

              Putin Agrees To End Israeli Occupation In Golan Heights, Return It Back To Syria – April 21, 2016: http://awdnews.com/top-news/putin-agrees-to-take-the-golan-from-israel,-and-give-it-to-syria

              March 10, 2017:

              Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his country’s claim over the Golan Heights during summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

              Netanyahu said the occupied territories – captured from Syria in the 1967 War and then annexed in 1981 – belong to Israel, despite a total lack of international recognition.

              “The Golan is part of Israel and we will stay there for the world to acknowledge it as so,” said Netanyahu.

              https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/10/irans-presence-in-syria-blocks-peace-netanyahu-warns-putin

              • Azra says:

                Russia, Israel and Iran braced for the endgame in Syria – March 17, 2017:

                Netanyahu declared Israel’s agenda as the endgame in Syria unfolds: “One of the most important issues we will discuss is Iran’s attempt to make an agreement with Syria. With or without Syria’s agreement, Iran will attempt to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, both on land and at sea.

                “In fact, Iran is attempting to slowly open a front with Israel in the Golan Heights.

                “I will tell President Putin about my extreme opposition to this plan, and about the possibility Israel will choose to attack. I hope we will be able to come to the understandings necessary to prevent as much as possible confrontations between Russian and Israeli forces – just as we have been able to do until now.”

                http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/03/russia-israel-iran-braced-endgame-syria-170316080152634.html

              • Azra says:

                March 10, 2017 | Netanyahu: The Golan Heights belong to Israel

                Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his country’s claim over the Golan Heights during summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

                Netanyahu said the occupied territories – captured from Syria in the 1967 War and then annexed in 1981 – belong to Israel, despite a total lack of international recognition.

                “The Golan is part of Israel and we will stay there for the world to acknowledge it as so,” said Netanyahu.

                https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/10/irans-presence-in-syria-blocks-peace-netanyahu-warns-putin

  12. shanbos says:

    Donald Trump just proved who he works for (not that was any doubt on this), elections are as Larken Rose said, and the Rothschild’s are getting one more off the list. North Korea is next then Iran. Mean while they get richer along the way!

    Someone please tell me how I’m wrong on this if I am

  13. Pablo de Boer says:

    US strike helping ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the enemy US supposed to fight against – Ron Paul
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvrN_jL16Dk

  14. mkey says:

    I’d like to see the issue of “Trump didn’t have the right info” brought into the spotlight. This theme creeps into the conversation from various alt-news sources, claiming that Trump did this because he had wrong information. I mention alt-news sources explicitly because main stream news providers won’t even go as far as claim that something’s off with this attack, obviously.

    Lets consider this matter logically for a second. While it may be certainly very plausible Trump didn’t have correct information, since covert actions or simply truth can be hidden from someone positioned as highly as POTUS, why not honor the proper legal procedure? Does Trump not know he’s supposed to bring this issue in front of congress instead of single-handedly attacking some entity?

    I submit to you that Trump knew exactly what he’s doing, going against the law, common sense and his past statements. Suggesting otherwise only serves to dilute the conversation.

  15. Mohawk Man says:

    James–this is taking a dangerous turn. The Pentagon is now rethinking and may believe Russia did the gassing. This is a major problem. This is obviously bullshit but we know who runs the Pentagon. I also consider eugenics in this equation. An extinction event.
    http://abc7.com/news/pentagon-looking-into-russias-role-in-syrian-chemical-weapons-attack/1845518/

    Was Trump Brownstoned?

    These are very dangerous people. Maybe President Kushner can calm things down.

  16. World Peace Now says:

    Two items of concern we hear little if anything about from Western media:

    1) The Golan Heights is a part of Syria occupied by Israel since the 1980’s and Condemned by a U.N. Resolution. Genie Oil Company, based in New Jersey, has recently discovered a rich oil field in the Golan Heights. The investors are the usual suspects – Jacob Rothschild, Dick Cheney among others.

    2) This attack comes on the 100th anniversary of the U.S.A. entry into World War I. It represents a major step to the Israeli realization of the Yinon plan (Greater Israel Plan).

    When shall America cease acting as Israel’s bitch?

  17. Pablo de Boer says:

    ‘Dog returns to its own vomit: We forgot lesson of Iraq’ – frmr UK ambassador to Syria on US strike
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZuaJ_Arqfg

  18. Mohawk Man says:

    Not Sarin gas but Phosgene is now suspected by some scientists. A chlorine derivative and more in line with the symptomology displayed by the victims.

  19. Azra says:

    CIA documents from September 14, 1983 explain how they will takeover Syria: http://www.worldinwar.eu/cia-bringing-real-muscle-to-bear-against-syria-story-doc-cia-1983/

    WikiLeaks: US, Israel, And Saudi Arabia Planned Overthrow Of Syrian Government In 2006: http://www.mintpressnews.com/wikileaks-us-israel-and-saudi-arabia-planned-overthrow-of-syrian-govt-in-2006/221784/

  20. mkey says:

    Oooh, did we miss the fact this attack happened on the 100th year anniversary of US entering WWI? How poetical.

  21. rueckl1b says:

    Something is strange here. I watched RT Europe this evening for 2 hours in kind of an endless-loop. The airfield runways were not damaged, no such pics shown. No damaged aircraft shown (despite claims that 6 were destroyed), no radar station damaged shown. All RT showed was a hole in an aircraft bunker, ruble in front of an aircraft bunker, a small crater and some stains on the concrete of the runway.
    Unfortunately that was all in RT-TV so no link available.
    Also on RT.com there is no real damage shown in any of the articles.

    Is that all that 23 tomahawk hits can achieve for 800.000 EUR a piece?
    Something is definitely not right here.
    Why does RT not show the real damage if there is any?

    In essence: The US military is seemingly not capable to execute a proper military strike and Russia seems not capable to do proper propaganda.

    Just puzzled …

    What is going on here?

    • BeaverBill says:

      I normally don’t promote TYT, after they went Hillary stupid and knee jerk journalism, but this one is actually a good back and forth. (min 20:00 approx. for the nitty gritty but is not bad listening from the beginning)

      https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/videos/10154537285029205/

    • krimsomking says:

      The lack of real damage seems similar to the lack of victims shown before the strike on American Television. I saw the unfortunate child in a blue tarp carried by an adult and two adult males in white haz suits plastered behind the talking heads leading up to the strike. The pictures looked like a page out the Boston Marathon play book with less budget to me. Any thoughts?

  22. mkey says:

    President Donald Trump Bombs Syria

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtvNIhGun0

    Stefan goes medieval on Trump. This video should make your average neocon’s head pop.

  23. Pablo de Boer says:

    Under international supervision the Syrian Chemical Weapons were removed not so long ago..

    ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS / Destruction of declared Syrian chemical weapons completed
    https://www.opcw.org/news/article/destruction-of-syrian-chemical-weapons-completed/

    Removal of Chemical Weapons From Syria Is Completed
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/removal-of-chemical-weapons-from-syria-is-completed-1403529356

  24. VoiceOfArabi says:

    Hello people…

    At 1900 hours Syrian time, two Syrian jet fighter took off from said airport and executed strikes on ISIS and alNussrah front..

    This confirms that the runways are not damaged…

    this also confirms that the USA is lying, and not 58 of the missiles hit their target.

    my question is: What happened to the missing missiles… Why are they missing… ???

  25. Hsaive says:

    Useful perspectives:

    SITREP: Important update on the US attack on Syria
    https://thesaker.is/sitrep-important-update-on-the-us-attack-on-syria/

    Israel Gets Very worried as Russia Is Turning Syria into a Major Naval Base for Nuclear Warships
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-russia-turning-syria-major-naval-base-nuclear-warships-19813

    STATEGIC, MULTI0NATIONAL WEAPONS and ASSETS DEPLOYMENT REVEALS SYRIAN STAGED GAS ATTACK and MORE… Naval Briefing NB 04/17 April 2017, by LeDahu
    https://thesaker.is/naval-briefing-nb-0417-april-2017-by-ledahu/

    Russia’s reaction to Trump’s missile attack on Syria
    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/04/07/russias-reaction-to-trumps-missile-attack-on-syria/

    Excellent report from Dr. Eowyn about Russia’s reaction to Trump’s Unlawful Syrian strike:
    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/04/07/russias-reaction-to-trumps-missile-attack-on-syria/

    RT: US missile strike killed people fighting terrorists – Assad’s top advisor – The US attack on Syria’s airbase is meant to “bolster terrorist morale” after the significant setbacks the jihadists have suffered at the hands of the Syrian army over past few weeks, President Assad’s political and media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban said.
    https://youtu.be/gIcLt4ICbPs

  26. NES says:

    Outside the look on that woman’s face which was priceless! Go congressman. Take that fake news! We know nothing–bottom line.

    Consider this–Was there a strike either direction? Are TPTsB in bed together (Russian, US and China) posing a fake story for a larger political agenda? As I was told last night when the news hit the airwaves, “It’s cheaper to make up a story than actually use the resources and who would know unless they are on the ground in Syria without a bias? No one.” The person telling me this stated, “I’ve made up some whoppers that were swallowed by the CNN listening public hook, line and sinker. No one ever knew. That’s what we did.” We do know one thing, however, it diverts attention from the on-going impeach Trump narrative, WikiLeaks releases, Pedo-Gate and possible arrests of the elites uniting the hawks of war for the profit the elites will surely make on such a move.

  27. Hsaive says:

    Israel Gets Very worried as Russia Is Turning Syria into a Major Naval Base for Nuclear Warships
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-russia-turning-syria-major-naval-base-nuclear-warships-19813

  28. Hsaive says:

    STATEGIC, MULTI0NATIONAL WEAPONS and ASSETS DEPLOYMENT REVEALS SYRIAN STAGED GAS ATTACK and MORE… Naval Briefing NB 04/17 April 2017, by LeDahu
    https://thesaker.is/naval-briefing-nb-0417-april-2017-by-ledahu/

  29. NES says:

    Oh! I forgot. As the MSM weaves their narrative they will run lots of images of people running scared, weeping for little babies and generally being polarized into opposing groups in order to create the necessary fake sides scenario to divide us. Tried and true stuff. If the larger public does not buy into the new political narrative TPTsB may feel they have to start a real war to make the usual profits. Let’s hope we can avoid that one.

    I am SO impressed to read the comments herein. Few are being fooled by the MSM narrative. And YES, I’d agree. Watch the stock market in all the acting countries. See who benefits. Thanks James.

  30. artemis says:

    It was my estimation, that the economy was right at the point of it obviously starting to collapse. This whole fiasco MUST have been planned, the response to the “sarin” attack was WAY too fast. This was planned long ago to divert from the massive theft happening elsewhere.

  31. tillerman says:

    Another voice to follow regarding the recent chemical release is that of Syria native Kevork Almassian on his “Syriana Analysis” channel, where he posted the below video report, “False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria?”

    Of special note are a couple of observations he makes about the event regarding two tweets which appear to reveal some extraordinary knowledge about what may have transpired. The relevant portion of the video can be found at minute 6 and 18 seconds:

    False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_ByQH2QY0

  32. Rocco says:

    On the military industrial complex angle, let’s remember that in 2014 the Pentagon proposed halting purchases of new Tomahawk missiles, stating their inventory was full. Low and behold since then, between Libya and Syria, the Pentagon found a use for those Tomahawks. Funding for new Tomahawk purchases was restored to the tune of ~$2B.

    Sources: Tucson.com, http://bit.ly/2oLxkj4
    UPI, http://bit.ly/2oLqDxp

  33. PeaceFroggs says:

    CNN trying to blame Assad for chemical weapons use while they ignore Al Qeada and ISIS atrocities in Syria these past 4 or 5 years… think about that for a second…it’s unreal!!!

    • Pablo de Boer says:

      Dear PeaceFroggs

      watch this peace of BS by CNN, because it is not independent news coverage but pure imperialistic propaganda.

      2017 Chemical Attack in Syria – DISGUSTING FAKE NEWS FROM CNN.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdoSyBhBCCs

      Syriana Analysis: Similar to 2013 chemical attack, the Western governments, and corporate mainstream media accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, this time in Khan Shaykhun, in Idleb. This video discusses the disgusting and criminal usage of chemical weapons in Syria, indicating that it is not the Syrian government but the Islamist\terrorist groups behind the attacks. Watch:

      False Flag Chemical Attack in Syria?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_ByQH2QY0

      • PeaceFroggs says:

        Thanks for the links Pablo. Needless to say I had seen these already given I watch CNN almost every single day. Not because I’m some mindless zombie that believes everything CNN has to say about everything, rather because I consider myself “awake” and therefore look for the “bait and switch” or the anomaly within mainstream news “programming”.

        Seems like the switch here happened the day Trump demoted Steve Bannon and removed him from the National Security Council, therefore Trump was able to sweep this major shuffle aside by launching an attack on Syria. The demotion of Bannon would have been leading the news cycle for days, but instead we’re talking about a possible mission creep into Syria.

        Given Bannon helped Trump get elected on the premise Trump would be an “America first” and “no foreign entanglements” and “no regime change” type of President, this is a major shift in foreign policy.

        Trump: Gotcha suckers, bwahahahahahaha!

        But I think most of us here knew this was gonna happen, I however am surprised this “switch” happened so soon…I was expecting this to happen around late summer 2018 in the lead up to the mid term elections.

        For me, this signals Trump will be a one term President, time is short and Syria is of utmost importance for the tail that wags the dog.

        • Pablo de Boer says:

          Dear fellow human PeaceFroggs,

          I also read that Trump / Deep state kicked out Bannon. Bannon I consider self as each politician as a professional liar. But his opponent Jared Kushner is also an evil person. I heard and read about Jared’s ties with the Chabad, Chabad-Lubavitch, or Lubavitch cult (zionists). A guest on the The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report, Dr Ted Broer, said that the Chabad cult is funded by the Mossad.

          WW III Starts in Syria: Colonel Sangari & Dr Ted Broer
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNGG2pWP87g

          If you don’t know a lot about the Chabad cult, I can suggest you to read this article written by Brian Davis at the website of Henry Makow.

          Is Chabad a Racist Criminal Terrorist Jewish Cult?
          https://www.henrymakow.com/chabad.html

          and also this website

          C H A B A D M A F I A
          http://www.chabad-mafia.com/

          And the Chabad cult have a House at Havard just like SKULL & BONES also have and who spoke their in 2003…

          Jared Kushner Speaks at Chabad House at Harvard, 2003
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56S3cBvAr9Q

          Chabad House At Harvard – Harvard University
          http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/chabad/index.php

          And as we all know Jared Kushner’s wife is Ivanka Trump and they bought a house in DC.

          Businesswoman Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have purchased a home in Washington DC in preparation for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. As a practicing Jewish couple, their impending move also necessitated joining a local synagogue. They Chose TheSHUL, a small synagogue run by international the Chabad Jewish community and outreach organization.
          http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4904168,00.html

          Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s choice of neighborhood narrows the focus on Chabad
          https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/01/05/ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushners-choice-of-neighborhood-narrows-the-focus-on-chabad/

          And which Zionist state together with the banksters benefits he most from the war in Syria…..

          • PeaceFroggs says:

            Hey Pablo,

            Thanks for the links about Chabad and Kushner. I find them interesting on many levels.

            One, it shows that not all Jews or even Zionists are all monolithic, they have just as many factions as the rest of the worlds religions. Two, I know a few Jewish people, and they’re good people, some are rich, some are lower middle class, so for me we are all equal under the sun.

            As far as Kushner, I’m not sure what to make of him yet. We don’t know his political views really. We don’t know if he supported the attack on Syria, however if it is true that he talks to Netanyahu every Sunday, then yeah, probably safe to assume that more than likely he approved of the attack. The thing for me is that there were no senate confirmation hearings for Kushner, his appointment was pure nepotism.

  34. BuddhaForce says:

    Neocon love for Trump – Bill Kristol on twitter
    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/850089008990494720

  35. david b says:

    other trump tweets you may not know of:

    If obama attacks Syria and innocent civilians are hurt or killed, he and the US will look very bad

    The president must get congressional approval before attacking Syria-Big Mistake if he does not! ….Donald Trump, Aug 30, 2013 4PM

  36. Mohawk Man says:

    Insider information transmitted to me. Trumps glass jaw is Ivanka. He loves his daughter and she has been befriended by Valerie Jarrets (Iranian born Communist Jew)”assets” and she is a taken woman and has taken them in to key positions in the WH.. She also has her fathers ear and he does love her and by association—-he is told what to do by Jared Kushner—who speaks to Netanyahu each Sunday /through her (it’s Kushner who speaks to Netanyahu on every Sunday)–and tells her what to do. (Jarret is an Iranian born Communist Jew who is Obama’s handler—a CIA/Mossad construct–quite obviously). Jerod Kushner’s real estate holdings:
    666 Fifth Avenue-no shit.

    I suggest this open source investigation look into what William Ayers and Bernadine Dorn are up to NOW (OPENLY Communist)—very quiet for some time–they’re up to something. Lets find out. Remember when the FBI infiltrated The Weather Underground and Ayers stated–he would have the Communists infiltrate and 30 million would be killed–(population was half what it is today–so say 100 million slaughtered–infiltration of Islamists will do that..J$ws have funded ALL of this–thats why they must be dealt with-stealth zionism via islamisism)

    She and Kushner must go now or we’re done. Bannon targeted by Ivanka via Kushner. He may go soon. That must not happen or we’re back to the old Bush/Clinton/Obama days and worse. Nepotism charges is our friend. SHE MUST GO as will her zionist husband. He must be dealt with.

    Cohn and Powell–I wrote about them before on this site–both zionists/bolsheviks/globalists and Communists and Goldman Sachs.

    The Mohawk

    • candlesnstones says:

      Communists?? shhhhh… Ain’t been no communists around here for years. You been freeze dried or doin hard time

      • Mohawk Man says:

        You’re a genius. They now call themselves “Progressives”. Been doing that since about 1910. Communist became Liberal and then Progressive now with several iterations in between. You weren’t the ones hiding in the basement at school in 1965 during bombing drills. Axlerod—Red Diaper Baby (look it up), got Obama in—-Ayers/Dohrn–OPENLY Communist and the last presidents best friend also worked to get this CIA/Mossad asset elected–Jarrets parents were members of the Communist party as were Axlerods. Rham Emaunuel? Bolshevik—-aka Communist. See Russian Revolution. And there are many others I could site. Hundreds in fact.

        Progressive also means Gradualism–see where this nation is going and they turned up the heat lately (cause they’re losing). Heres a book you can read to do some learning—The Gulag Archipelago-I suggest you read it genius.

        The entire Democratic party are full of Communists/90% of them are (not card carrying fool)—–see Agenda 21 Agenda 2030 I(Global Communism). Karl Marx also suggested using the environment as a tool towards Totalitarianism. Climate Change anyone? Read much? I doubt it. Now go back to Facebook and Twitter and leave the discussion to adults. GO TO YOUR ROOM.

        The Mohawk

  37. BuddhaForce says:

    Donald Trump form 278e disclosure 2016
    https://www.scribd.com/document/315632622/Donald-Trump-form-278e-disclosure-2016

    Somebody owns a little Raytheon stock…

  38. jonathan.l says:

    Amnesty Intl tacitly endorses US airstrikes in Syria, doesnt mention that said airstrikes are a violation of Intl Law. https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/us-airstrikes-syria-us-forces-must-avoid-repeat-civilian-casualties

  39. Aron says:

    Canadian House of Commons gave unanimous consent to bomb Syria. Every last one of those weasels approved it. No dissenters. I’m f-ing ashamed of my country right now.

    • artemis says:

      Do not feel alone. Down here in the U.S.of A. they were corrupted long ago. They have a lot of practice, so the good people of Canada did not stand a chance……the criminally insane have the MSM as well.

      • Aron says:

        Thanks for the support! All the best to you and the rest of my American friends. As I was once told, keep on fighting the good fight, which I have to remind myself now and again;)

  40. Pablo de Boer says:

    MIT Researcher: Syria WMD ‘Facts’ Were Manufactured to Fit U.S. Conclusion for Ghouta in 2013
    http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/06/mit-researcher-syria-wmd-facts-were-manufactured-to-fit-us-conclusion-for-ghouta-in-2013/

  41. Pablo de Boer says:

    FWITZ! CRAK! GOD! CLICK! – DONALD TRUMP’S BRAIN COMPARED TO RONALD REAGAN’S BRAIN IN COGNITIVE SCIENTIST’S SLIDE SAMPLES OF THE WAR SYNAPSE
    http://johnhelmer.net/fwitz-crak-god-click-donald-trumps-brain-compared-to-ronald-reagans-brain-in-cognitive-scientists-slide-samples-of-the-war-synapse/

  42. Pablo de Boer says:

    Gatekeeper Chomsky and his misleading intellectual BS

    “The Assad Regime is a Moral Disgrace”: Noam Chomsky on Ongoing Syrian War
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/06/the-assad-regime-is-a-moral-disgrace-noam-chomsky-on-ongoing-syrian-war/

  43. Pablo de Boer says:

    we have an unpredictable man in the white house, that is a pretty toxic brew

    CrossTalk: Trump’s War
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSQtq02whNo

  44. d-One says:

    Bits and pieces ….

    This from WeAreChange …new(er) pieces of information.
    Also collaborates that a weapons stash was hit, but he does not say where he got that information.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6i8R5ZEbRg

    From AMTV – Mentions Chlorine gas… not Sarin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWKhFsYdjNY

    Except for my laughable memory….
    I have a few thoughts…

    – Tomahawks – are they that awful a technology that only half hit their targets? Or is there a slight of hand?
    – What if US said they used ~50 tomahawks but only 26(?) actually hit. What if this was a ploy to turn around and sell them for millions on the black market?
    Hey, fast cash! Let the tax cattle pay for it!

    If they are sitting on them, they will wait until people forget the missing tomahawks… and then may use them in a another false flag. (Anyone remember the Malaysian plane just like the MH370 was spotted in Israel before flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine?)

  45. GSBE says:

    I have to agree to this part of the MoonOfAlabama analysis: ‘The Trump presidency had been held hostage by unfounded allegation of “Russian interference” in the U.S. elections in support of the Trump candidacy. The air strikes on Syria might have been the ransom that was demanded for the release of the hostage. His opponents are now gushing about him. The allegation of any Trump-Russia connections may now die down.’ – http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/syria-us-creates-new-air-support-request-scheme-for-al-qaeda.html#more – the further escalation he predicts at the end of that same article, that also Southfront refreshes in their latest vid, may not occur yet. Adding to that from the Saker Blog: 1. The Russians were given a warning which they, of course, passed on to the Syrians. The Americans must have assumed that this would happen. – 2. The Syrian airbase was lightly damaged: a few number of aircraft were damaged or destroyed, but many of these were in repairs and could not fly. Fuel storage tanks were destroyed. A number of aircraft bunkers were damage or destroyed. A few barracks were also destroyed. – 3. There were 6 or 7 casualties, which is very little. – 4. Crucially, the runways did not suffer. — If there is no official Russian denial about the the warning in advance, then it might be safe to assume that this is true .. then this strike is nothing more than a publicity stunt that now gives Trump some air to breathe again.

  46. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Was this a set-up from the get go? Was this whole Presidential campaign a long end play to dupe alternative anti-system conservatives?

    * – “long end” or “long con” – a “short con”, or a one-time scam takes the mark for the money they happen to have on hand. “Con” here is a shortening of “confidence trick”, in which a dupe hands over valuables as a token of confidence or trust in a con man (or woman, as the case may be). Opposed to the short con is the long end, also known as the big con, the long con, and the long game. The long end is more complex than the short con and can take months or even years.
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/72057/11-swindling-slang-terms-grifters

    James Corbett repeatedly warns about this. Examples:
    …whether James prefers Hillary or Donald?
    https://www.corbettreport.com/trump-or-clinton-questions-for-corbett-031/
    …Trump promises to drain the swamp
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs0BfPDvUQg

    Comment Boards
    You can see the disappointment in many Trump voters in reaction to this Syrian / Russian fiasco.
    Many folks voted for Trump, because they were afraid Hillary was going to continue her evil corrupt ways and bring us to the brink of war with Russia. Trump was seen as a choice against this warmongering corrupt agenda.
    In a way, Hillary was the short con. Trump was the long con.

    The agenda of Syria’s destruction had never changed. The agenda of rattling sabers against Russia or China had never changed.

    The long con was that Americans were duped into thinking that they had a choice on the agenda.

    (It is interesting to note, that the chemical false flag and missile strikes corresponded with the President of China’s visit.)

    • Mohawk Man says:

      Looking back 30 years of interviews with Trump I’d have to say no. He basically said the same things he said on the campaign trail he said 25-30 years ago. If he’s a long player he must be a very, very long player.

      Problem is as I see it is he loves his daughter (Ivanka) so much and she has his ear primarily. Rather than Bannon or anyone else and then you have Kushner—-a radical zionist cult member who has Ivanka on a short leash. She tells dad what do do based on Kushner pushing her. THAT is the issue in my opinion. Kushner is his glass jaw and must be removed and I mean now. He’s a little pussy doing Netanyahu’s bidding. 666 Fifth Avenue–his building–fasinating and telling. In short, she has him by the emotional balls.

      The Donald who I have observed for a good 30 years is a proud WASP, rich and has always been a moderate and I believe truly loves his country. never a conservative. His daughter however is a leftist Progressive/not bright who spends much time with Chelsea Clinton—best friends in fact. Her husband, a radial zionist does the bidding for the Lukod party (Netanyahu)–period. Thats the issue based on my observations over many years.

      To wit: (and the People now know)
      https://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/firekushner-hashtag-blows-up-twitter-as-trumps-base-turns-on-his-little-snake-son-in-law/

      The Mohawk

  47. BuddhaForce says:

    Tomahawk Launches Practiced by U.S. Before Trump Gave Go-Ahead
    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-07/tomahawk-launches-practiced-by-u-s-before-trump-gave-go-ahead

    Other interesting tid-bits besides the headline…

    * There is a whole paragraph that sounds like an ad for Raytheon Missiles. Why is this included in the article?

    The U.S. used the latest-model Tactical Tomahawks, which can be redirected in mid-flight, transmit images to commanders and loiter over a potential target area, according to accounts by U.S. military officials who briefed reporters or spoke in interviews.

    * Military was chomping at the bit to make this strike. They passed along the execute order before there was even written authorization from the WH.

    Once Trump gave the go-ahead order for the Tomahawk strike, the operation moved at a rapid pace. Shortly after 4:35 p.m. New York time on Thursday, Army General Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, received a call from Marine Corps General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, telling him to execute the attack. Votel, who was at an event on the U.S. East Coast, passed the order on via a secure video link even before the White House’s written authorization, according to one of the officials.

    * Navy is ordering its last 100 Tomahawks.

    The Navy says it’s buying the last 100 Tomahawks this year before ending production in favor of upgrades to the inventory and starting development on a successor “Next Generation Land Attack Weapon.”

  48. candlesnstones says:

    This whole thing STINKS! Trump is butt buddies with Putin, Netanyahu his butt buddies with Trump, Putin is butt buddies Assad and China is everybody’s bitch. These guys are all in cahoots.… Any damn fool can see that

  49. rg says:

    I am no good at geopolitics, I am merely a reader here. But I know of this french site, I am just posting the owner’s opinion here : what can be interesting, is that Thierry Meyssan repeats (in french) exactly what he writes, during the talk with the Pravda reporter : if I learned correctly how this works, this may look like a confirmation with plausible deniability from the Russian government ? The Pravda being an official outlet of the Russian governement.

    Donald Trump asserts his authority over his allies, by Thierry Meyssan
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article195904.html

    • GSBE says:

      Thanks, this article by Thierry Meyssan is the possibility I was thinking of.

  50. Off topic…

    == Corbett Report Episode List on InfoGalactic.com ==

    The Corbett Report website is wonderful. I’ve found its search function to be wanting on several occasions. I don’t believe this is James’ fault. I don’t know if what I propose is any kind of ‘solution’ or even practical beyond further Corbett Report promotion and awareness. I’ve been thinking about this for months:

    I propose to create a grand episode list (and/or several grand episode sub-sorted lists) about the Corbett Report. Not only would I like to include the topics, subject, names of people involved, interviewed, etc, but I’d also hope there’d eventually be summaries, insights, etc. Maybe transcript excerpts, but not necessarily in entirety, especially if it’s all on TCR. Of course everything would all link back to source articles, pages, videos, etc on The Corbett Report, YouTube, Global Research, NewsBud, etc. The purpose would be another searchable array, more presence on the interweb, and another redirecting channel to your, er, channel. This is potentially another internet foothold in the face of overwhelming censorship. NOT a replacement by any stretch, not even a copy, mirror, or alternative – this is ONLY organized supplemental listings and cross-listings.

    Full disclosure: I have nothing to do with Vox Day, the Alt-Right, Nazis or anything like that. (I’m an Anarcho-Marxist.) I hear Vox Day owns and funds InfoGalactic. There may be stuff that I don’t like and some that I do. On the discussion page someone is adding Rudolf Hoess cited information that is censored elsewhere. I don’t care. I do care that I got banned from Wikipedia for a year. I do care that I can finally freely publish information about Truthers, James Corbett, Lionel, etc. I have no stock in InfoGalactic other than that of freedom of and access to information, good bad and ugly.

    Is this something James Corbett can condone?

    Can James Corbett provide a Corbett Report site map (no hurry)?

    Is this something James can help with now and then (if necessary)?

    Is there any way this is not a good idea?

    Feedback, please…

  51. Adam Warren says:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/donald-trump-is-an-international-law-breaker/5584052

    Interesting article from Global Research for 2 reasons:

    1. If Trump and all his senior staff knew this would end up being viewed as a blatant war crime, is it actually being used with Trump’s agreement as a way for him to exit office? Has he decided he can’t hack it as the Head Of the Swamp, but doesn’t want to go under the pretence of Russian hacking? So this offers a way to go out while saying “I was doing what I thought was right on humanitarian grounds”? (Plus I was acting on US Government info).

    2. It is amusing to see how it finally takes an incident like this to shatter the author’s illusions of Trump-hope-and-change: “Whatever hope I had that Donald Trump would be a new kind of President, that hope is extinguished. He is a child and a moron. He committed an act of war without justification.” – Colonel W. Patrick Lang (retired senior officer of U.S. Military Intelligence and U.S. Army Special Forces)

  52. @rvanstel says:

    Trump Owned Stock in The Company He Just Helped Make a Billion Overnight by Bombing Syria

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/according-to-his-most-r-firing-59-missiles-into-syria/

  53. Hsaive says:

    DOLLAR COLLAPSE BEHIND SYRIA FAKE GAS ATTACK: Russia & China Bypass the Dollar With GOLD
    https://youtu.be/lKqd-flHwHc

  54. asavetmd says:

    James,initially this looked like an open and shut case of a False Flag to escalate the war on Syria because Assad was nearer to taking control of Idlib putting him on the precipice of closing out the terrorists where they have been in control for a long time. Using CW would be highly counterproductive and would give the the Empire reason to intervene. Then I saw this from The Saker “SITREP: Important update on the US attack on Syria”: http://thesaker.is/sitrep-important-update-on-the-us-attack-on-syria/. It took a lot of luster off of devastation of the attack. Then today I saw two articles that support Saker’s idea. Moon of Alabama has this today directly supporting Saker’s thesis: “The Khan Sheikoun Show Was Trump’s Production”; http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/trumps-khan-sheikoun-production.html. Then I saw Robert Parry’s article on Consortium News: “Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment”; https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/07/trumps-wag-the-dog-moment/. This seems to fit Trump’s MO, rope the dupes in then come down with the hammer and make them look foolish. The attack dogs are now eating out of his hand. Russiagate is going nowhere and when it finally ends with a big nothingburger they will look dumber than ever. Another thing, yesterday’s Gainesville Fishwrapper had a picture of USS Porter leaving Rota, Spain on the 31st so this was a pre-planned event. Here is another F/U article at The Saker on the missile failures: http://thesaker.is/syria-us-missile-strike-naval-brief-nb-0517-april-08-2017-by-ledahu/.

  55. asavetmd says:

    One more thing, Syrian warplanes flew out of the airbase the next day: “Syrian Warplanes Take Off From Air Base ‘Destroyed’ by US Missile Strikes”:
    http://russia-insider.com/en/syrian-warplanes-take-air-base-destroyed-us-missile-strikes/ri19495.

  56. herrqlys says:

    In these times of outrageous lies and assaults on human dignity, and on the concept of throw-away human lives, moral indignation doesn’t seem to get you anything but acid reflux. Besides, the Despicables in control of things like the US Knesset, the legacy media, and our educational systems — just to name a few — don’t appear to have any morals, so appeals in that vein are fruitless. These Despicables need to tremble in fear of the billions of us who also reside on this planet, and who won’t take this sort of thing anymore.

    Having read hundreds and hundreds of comments, here and elsewhere, about the egregious attack on Syria by US Navy Tomahawk missiles (based upon non-existant credible evidence of any wrongdoing by the Assad government) I find it hard to offer any original thoughts on the matter. It may be too early, yet, to formulate what constitutes the truth. But so far I do have a few obvious take-aways.

    Before I summarize those, I want to share my initial reactions to the startling news of two days ago. I live in a relatively isolated large metropolitan area that has a major army base, oil refineries, oil storage facilities, large chemical plants, and is an important transportation hub. I feared the worst possible fallout (literally) from the unbelievable rush to judgement by the US government. I was immediately resigned to dying under a thermonuclear mushroom cloud in the near future. Thanks to the many sober and considered comments from sane people all over the world I have backed away from that mental abyss.

    My takeaways:

    1) As James so cleverly pointed out in his prefacing remarks, we were expected to believe that Assad “…decided to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and gas some of his own citizens just as the world was contemplating leaving him alone.” This is a point of view that expands upon what Congressman Thomas Massie was trying to point out to that CNN media-shill anchor.

    2) If indeed the US Navy launched 60 cruise missles (they have admitted one failed to launch, leaving 59 in the air, and apparently some of those may have ditched at sea) it is reported that only 23 made it to the Al-Sha’ayrat airbase target. Whether Russian interceptors shot some down, or others were rendered duds or inaccurate by Russian counter-electronic-warfare measures against the GPS guidance systems, we will have to wait for more information. At this point it seems unlikely any S-200, S-300 or S-500 anti-air missiles would have been wasted on low-level subsonic targets as more conventional air defences can do that job.

    3) The short time frame between the alleged atrocity and the US military response is a total red flag, and suggests a premeditated strike awaiting a justification the public would swallow. George Soros’ White Shillmots are not the sort of credible source to base anything on. And do note the lack of skin protection for these people attending to “victims” in the published photos of the casualties that were shown to the world as “proof”. Sarin gas is absorbed through the human skin, attacks the nervous system and causes an horrific death. Where are all the White Shillmot casualties? There were actual victims, but apparently the white flat bed truck, also seen in the published photos, was observed transporting bodies to the photo-op site. The speculations surrounding this first-hand evidence suggest these were Daesh victims from Mosul or elsewhere.

    4) Besides trying to get the Western public frothing for boots on the ground in Syria, there is a strong possibility that the missle attack was also a symbolic one in reprisal for Syria’s earlier shooting down — from anti-air defences at this same airbase — one of the four Israeli jets that attacked targets in Syria. Apparently a 2nd Israeli jet was damaged, and the other two high-tailed it back to base. Although I had guardedly optimistic hopes for Donald Trump as POTUS, he is clearly pro-Zionist and this becomes more obvious as we move along. I do believe that at least two major factions of the “Deep State” are at war with each other, and Trump was the choice of the Rothschilds’ business-first group, whereas Killary was the choice of the Rockefeller/neocon war-hegemony group. Zionists, whether they are in Washington, London or Tel Aviv, are openly coming out of the closet in this conflict over globalist objectives.

    I do have more thoughts, but I now prefer to put my own conclusions into the care of time, until more information becomes available to us.

  57. asavetmd says:

    I did a submission and I must have closed the page w/o submitting it so here are the links:
    The Saker: “SITREP: Important update on the US attack on Syria”: http://thesaker.is/sitrep-important-update-on-the-us-attack-on-syria/

    Moon of Alabama: “The Khan Sheikoun Show Was Trump’s Production”: http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/trumps-khan-sheikoun-production.html

    The Saker: “Syria US missile strike Naval Brief NB 05/17 April 08, 2017 by LeDahu”: http://thesaker.is/syria-us-missile-strike-naval-brief-nb-0517-april-08-2017-by-ledahu/.

    Robert Parry at consortium News: “Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment”: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/07/trumps-wag-the-dog-moment/

    Yesterday’s Gainesville, Fl Fishwrapper had a picture of the USS Porter leaving Rota, Spain on the 31st, shortly before the attack meaning this was pre-planned.

    Russia Insider had this today: “Syrian Warplanes Take Off From Air Base ‘Destroyed’ by US Missile Strikes”: http://russia-insider.com/en/syrian-warplanes-take-air-base-destroyed-us-missile-strikes/ri19495

  58. Corbett says:

    Looks like this strike is already having consequences:

    Hacker Group Releases Password To NSA’s “Top Secret Arsenal” In Protest Of Trump Betrayal
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-08/hacker-group-releases-password-nsas-top-secret-arsenal-protest-trump-betrayal

  59. david b says:

    Link to interesting tweets from trump, Hilary, Hannity etc: http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/04/trump-tweeted-against-syrian-missile-strike-in-2013.html

  60. BeaverBill says:

    A pretty good back and forth, even if I have turned against TYT, a lot of good points

    https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/videos/10154537285029205/

  61. BeaverBill says:

    Just a few links that are useful in active debate as Al Qaeda gets whitewashed over by the “radical and evil” ISIS nihilists . (the only real difference is the length of their beards really) transforming the former into the inoffensive moniker of “moderate rebels”….it gets almost stomach churning the Orwellian switch

    The distribution of Jihadi power brokers as of March 2016 . It is notable Idlib province (64% international and regional Salafist Jihadists, 33% political islamists and 4% secular) and west Damascus (71% Salafist jihadiists)

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Maps/Syria%20Conflict/Syrian-Rebel-Powerbrokers-Number-Ideology-map-HiRes.pdf

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/status-of-the-syrian-rebellion-numbers-ideologies-and-prospects

  62. Allyson says:

    I just wanted to share a link that happened to be shared by one of my friends. I believe her exact wording had to do with “show that you actually care,” while the description went on to talk about the “need for hazmat suits by doctors to help the children”…needless to say, I decided to click on the link and found that it was asking for donations, obviously. I went to the tab labeled “The Conflict” and found the FIRST sentence to read “In 1971, the Assad family took power and ruled by force for 40 years, barring freedom of expression, and committing massive human rights violations.” (And so on..) Interesting….Furthermore, I noticed the bottom of the home page said “All your donations are tax exempt thanks to our fiscal sponsor: Kavod (a Jewish Organization). Considering articles such as: http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-israeli-eyes-trumps-tomahawks-correct-the-course-of-history/ – this just seemed interesting and worth sharing.

    Here is the link: https://savethesyrianchildren.org/the-conflict/

  63. BeaverBill says:

    More discrediting holes in the established narrative, an eye witness doctor on site which live tweets of the injured treated in the hospital during the treatment of the victims of the Syrian “chemical attacks”.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/british-doctor-who-documented-chemical-attack-previously-held-terror-offences-1615849

    Another detail on the supposed Sarin chemical attacks was the lack of PPE of the first responders, which the WHs (al Qaeda support group) lacked in their photo shoots. are these details damning? They claim sarin yet…. there would have been a slew of dead first responders according to these facts…?

    PPE for use in the treatment of Sarin Gas.

    “LEVEL C: (YELLOW ZONE): Select when the contaminant and concentration of the contaminant are known and the respiratory protection criteria factors for using Air Purifying Respirators (APR) or Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) are met. This level is appropriate when decontaminating patient/victims.

    A NIOSH-certified CBRN tight-fitting APR with a canister-type gas mask or CBRN PAPR for air levels greater than AEGL-2.
    A NIOSH-certified CBRN PAPR with a loose-fitting face-piece, hood, or helmet and a filter or a combination organic vapor, acid gas, and particulate cartridge/filter combination or a continuous flow respirator for air levels greater than AEGL-1.
    A hooded chemical-resistant suit that provides protection against CBRN agents.
    Chemical-resistant gloves (outer).
    Chemical-resistant gloves (inner).
    Chemical-resistant boots with a steel toe and shank.
    Escape mask, face shield, coveralls, long underwear, a hard hat worn under the chemical-resistant suit, and chemical-resistant disposable boot-covers worn over the chemical-resistant suit are optional items.”

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ershdb/emergencyresponsecard_29750001.html

    and, at risk of posting more of the obvious….

    Jimmy Dore runs over the evidence that the aforementioned details…. a great rant and rave.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnSAB4qeDug&t=12s

  64. BeaverBill says:

    Something that must be noted, a HUGE and sudden shift of media perspective, like day and night, all media networks and politicians, intimately petting Trump. Just yesterday they were spitting on his shoes, but today even Lindsey Graham has been snowballing him publicly , for lobbing multi millions of dollars of cruise missiles.

    Gawd it’s sickening, Trump the idiot pasty, and i don’t think he even cares, now that he’s broken into the oligarchy!

    Trump, the deep state’s patsy…..”sad”.

  65. HomeRemedySupply says:

    InfoWars Poll What Do You Think About Trump’s Syrian Strike?
    https://www.infowars.com/infowars-poll-what-do-you-think-about-trumps-syrian-strike/

    When I voted “bad”, these percentages came up.

    GOOD – 13%
    BAD – 66%
    QUANTUM CHESS MOVE – 11%
    NOT SURE YET – 10%

    ~~~~~
    Alex Jones has some characteristics which I don’t care for. (Bullying, compulsively and constantly interrupting guests, exaggerating facts, being alarmist, using generalities like “It’s everywhere!”, capitalizing on “rage type emotions”, etc.)

    Back around 2006 with the truth of 9/11 starting to ramp up, some of these characteristics might have helped rally people. But now, a decade later, these characteristics generally marginalize the alternative media.

    To Alex Jones’ credit, here is part of that famous 2006 9/11 Truth LA Conference shown on CNN. That summer, “Google Searches” for the topic “9/11” broke records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZOKgbaj2PQ

  66. VoiceOfArabi says:

    Tillerson upcoming visit to Moscow and the Tomahawk missile strike.

    It is now clear that the missile strike on Syria was part of the negotiation cards that Tillerson will bring to the table while negotiating with the Russians… This has clearly failed as the airport is still operational and the Russians already countered this card by opening Russian weapon vaults to the Syrians.

    I noticed also today their was military exercises in Jordan close to the Syrian boarder between US / UK and Jordanian forces. (i guess this is a very small card)

    The third card is “ISIS” will bomb the hell out of Russian cities just like st.petersburg.

    in my opinion this is very weak hand on US side…

    Can anyone else see any more US negotiation cards before Tillerson visit???

  67. deeknow says:

    The 6th Fleet and Syria – Part 1 of 2: Core 6th Fleet

    Have been looking at the various public sources of info out there concerning the makeup of the US Navy and Marine Corps elements present in the Mediterranean. There is a wealth of info in the public domain and a huge amount of specific details re composition of Navy units on the various USN websites themselves.

    This is a brief summary of Navy forces most relevant to the goings on in Syria this last week or so and those that are likely to engage in any short term hostilities.

    The two warships involved in last week’s strike on the Syrian airbase USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Porter (DDG 78) are both Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers and part of a Destroyer Squadron led by Flagship USS Mount Whitney. This Squadron is identified as Task Force CTF-60 within the USN 6th Fleet.

    The Destroyer Squadron has been “Forward-deployed” to Rota Naval base in Spain from where many of their routine patrols begin. There are many such Destroyer squadrons in the US Navy and this is the one currently deployed with the 6th Fleet.

    Naval Station Rota (aka NAVSTA Rota) is a Spanish naval base commanded by a Spanish Rear Admiral and fully funded by the United States of America. Strategically located near the Strait of Gibraltar and at the halfway point between the United States and Southwest Asia. NAVSTA Rota is the largest American military community in Spain and houses US Navy and US Marine Corps personnel, providing support for US and NATO ships. There are also small US Army and US Air Force contingents on the base

    The 6th Fleet is based in the Mediterranean with HQ in Naples, Italy and is grouped under the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF).

    The Fleet’s area of responsibility (AOR) covers approximately half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the North Pole to Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas.

    The Destroyer Squadron is but one of a number of separate Task Forces (CTF) in the 6th Fleet.
    CTF-60: Destroyer Squadron
    CTF-61: Amphibious assault force – details below
    CTF-62: Landing force marine expeditionary unit, transported by CTF-61
    CTF-63: Logistics force, oilers, provision ships, and repair ships (Naples, Italy)
    CTF-64: Integrated Air and Missile Defense Force. Nuclear powered attack submarines equipped w SSBNs, formerly based Rota, Spain. (Possibly disbanded)
    CTF-66: Deployed Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transported by CTF-61
    CTF-67: Land-based maritime patrol aircraft. P-8A Poseidons
    CTF-68: Explosive Ordnance, Construction, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams (FAST)
    CTF-69: Submarine warfare. Nuclear powered attack submarines

  68. deeknow says:

    The 6th Fleet and Syria – Part 2 of 2: Marine Expeditionary Unit and Carrier Strike Group

    The Fleet has an Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) assigned to it which would be likely to be involved in any assault action to come in Syria in the short term.

    The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) CTF-62/66 is currently assigned to the fleet and comprised of ~2,200 Marines, a MEU command, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Combat Logistics Battalion 24 and a Marine Medium (VMM) Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) operating UH-1Y Hueys, AH-1W Super Cobras, V-22 Ospreys

    The Amphibious assault force CTF-61 provides the means of delivering the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to any likely engagement. The Task Force duties are performed by what’s known as an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) a collection of ships with specific functions

    The ARG currently assigned to CTF 61 in the 6th Fleet is ARG Iwo Jima. ARGs are rotated amongst the various USN Fleets over time. This particular ARG is made up of

    Assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) a Wasp class mini-carrier with STOL capability
    Transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) San Antonio class
    Dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) Whidbey Island class
    These latter two vessels deliver Marine Detachments and their fighting vehicles via on-board Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC/Hovercraft) assault vehicles.

    Apart from the core 6th Fleet itself there is usually a Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in the AOR and currently this is fulfilled by CSG 2 USS George H.W. Bush, having recently transited the Strait of Gibraltar on 2nd/Feb replacing CSG 10 Dwight D. Eisenhower which has returned to Naval Station Norfolk

    CSG-2 USS George H.W. Bush is comprised of…

    Carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-7)
    Guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon (DDG 58), and USS Truxtun (DDG 103)
    Guided-missile cruisers USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hue City (CG 66)
    Destroyer Squadron 22 (DESRON 22) – 5 x Arleigh Burke class Destroyers
    Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW 8) which includes numerous FA/18 Strike Fighter Squadrons and supporting Electronic Attack, Early Warning and Helicopter Squadrons

    Typically when a Carrier Group arrives in the command area or zone of the 6th Fleet (known as an “INCHOP”) the CSG assumes the Task Force 60 identifier. It’s not clear if that is the case but we can assume so

    Interestingly CSG 12 USS Theodore Roosevelt seems to be about to embark on a mission of some sort, possibly to the Middle East? Has been home ported at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), Coronado, CA but seems about to set sail based on web and social media info.

    I’m sure there will be others here with a more detailed understanding of typical USN configuration, glad to hear any corrections for any of the above. Also, be great if someone who speaks Russian could prepare something similar for their local Black Sea forces too.

  69. VoiceOfArabi says:

    Dear James.. ( I hope you are reading this)..

    There is an article waiting to be written with your name on it….

    Here is the idea…

    Just now, There was a bombing in Egypt: #BREAKING: 5 killed, 42 injured in bombing near church in Egyptian city of #Tanta. #Egypt

    I strongly believe the reason for this bombing is because Egypt “voted” the wrong way during the UN security council meeting two days ago.

    As the largest Arab Nation… USA and Saudi was expecting Egypt to support the missile strike… Instead, Egypt spokesman said “Syria is fighting war by proxy”

    The article i wish you to write should go back few years in history and try to connect dots between countries bombed by ISIS/Muslim Brotherhood and political stance required by “Western allied” countries!

    You can use Open source investigation tool that appears to be very useful. 🙂 .

    I am in.

    • Ex-Zionist says:

      Very interesting suggestion VoiceOfArabi! Where do you track voting history for security council meetings? Would love to contribute

      • VoiceOfArabi says:

        Hello Ex-Zionist,

        I am not sure, but I guess it will all be in press releases and one media / newspaper or another..

        I will go check to see if UN Security council have a website (they must do)

        Let us hope James decides to take up this challenge.

  70. Pablo de Boer says:

    Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, who fervently supported Trump during the Presidential campaign, soured on him today. Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-08/michael-savage-turns-trump-says-syrian-gas-attack-was-false-flag-operation

  71. joe.s says:

    “Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
    The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”. Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

  72. Pablo de Boer says:

    Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons
    The Western media refutes their own lies
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-trained-syrias-al-qaeda-rebels-in-the-use-of-chemical-weapons/5583784

    • scpat says:

      The claims made in this article are misleading. The reports say the U.S. trained the rebels in how to “monitor and secure [chemical weapon] stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials.”
      To me this doesn’t sound like they trained the “rebels” in how to fire these weapons but rather how to contain them so they can’t be fired. I assume the U.S. could have trained the rebels in how to do this but the evidence in this article doesn’t support that claim. Yet the author keeps purporting it without evidence. Just annoying to see.

  73. UKJC says:

    BBC, I know but, an interesting story non the less via Aleem Maqbool – https://twitter.com/AleemMaqbool?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor – nothing since for two days.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39486617

  74. ben7 says:

    The so called ‘left’ MSN in Australia calling for more war….how many lies in just one article?

    http://www.theage.com.au/comment/what-donald-trumps-attack-on-syria-tells-us-about-us-strategy-under-a-new-president-20170409-gvhajg.html

    • ben7 says:

      “Obama was so timorous, and post-Bush America so traumatised, that he allowed Syria to get away with gassing its citizens to death on a mass scale. Obama said that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was a “red line”, but he crossed it and there were no consequences. So he kept doing it.”

      “The very day after the Syria strike, reports emerged that the Syrian regime was using chlorine gas, in barrel bombs dropped from helicopters, on rebel-held areas.

      “If these prove true, Assad still has not learnt his lesson. Will Trump follow through?”

      Cheerleaders for more death and destruction from all sides. Thankfully James and others are telling truth, though seems the majority lap up the same lies again and again….

    • ben7 says:

      Good article showing how quickly Australian leaders supported the US attack, again with the so called ‘left’ cheering the loudest for more bloodshed.

      “Another illegal war based on lies, with bipartisan support”.

      https://medium.com/@michaelbrull_98429/another-illegal-war-based-on-lies-with-bipartisan-support-13255d072673

  75. BeaverBill says:

    A funny “crazy speculative” video…but in this day and age, there’s no holds barred, especially considering they’re all lying to us.

    Why Trump goes golfing more than Obama…where’s your nearest bunker?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2hWRSLc_go

    21st Century Wire publishes an RT video taken down (by Fox) off YouTube, for “copy right infringement” of the testimony of an ex US intelligence official testifying of the lack of investigation and that the likelyhood that the Russians bombed an arms bunker releasing “fertilizers” as the most probable of scenarios and that everyone important (in intelligence) knows it… there’s more testimony that Trump is getting patsied.

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/09/breaking-fox-news-tries-to-censor-truth-on-idlib-chemical-weapon-attacks-from-ray-mcgovern/

  76. HomeRemedySupply says:

    The FreeThoughtProject – Article by Claire S Bernish
    She weaves together the article with quotes and sourced material.
    Ex-CIA Agent: The Official Story of Syria Govt “Gassing Innocent Civilians is a Sham”
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cia-agent-gas-attack-sham/

  77. HomeRemedySupply says:

    EXCERPT
    Politifact retracted a story it published in 2014 titled, “Kerry: We got ‘100 percent’ of chemical weapons out of Syria.” John Kerry, then Secretary of State, told NBC’s Meet The Press on July 20th, 2014, “we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.”

    Upon learning of Kerry’s claim, Politifact investigated, even asking the State Department for more information. The department pointed Politifact to Ahmet Üzümcü, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, who said in a statement, “The last of the remaining chemicals identified for removal from Syria were loaded this afternoon aboard the Danish ship Ark Futura.” Fast-forward three years, and we now know that statement cannot possibly still be true — or at least not very helpful to the official narrative. After it was alleged that Bashar al Asad’s government used chemical weapons against innocents this week, Politifact withdrew its article from its site.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/weapons-chemical-politifact-restracts/#PikFH1AegJ1ME884.99

  78. herrqlys says:

    I don’ think all of David Icke’s topics will appeal to the general public, but his recent guest spot on the Richie Allen radio show is marvellous. He connects so many of the dots in recent geo-political history — including the recent Syria gas/missile crisis — with a seldom heard clarity:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdnr32H34T4

    I will now adopt his phrase “the arrogance of ignorance”, as I see the hallmarks of this in so many YouTube video comments, and elsewhere. I was also given an indelible mental image of Donald Trump as a small child in short pants craving love. An emotionally fragile little boy, who is very pliable in the hands of the background players who never stand for office.

    I also take a step back from the “false flag” idea in the main part, as it’s coming to light that the Syrians and Russians are now saying that the jihadi ammunition dump did turn out to also have stored chemicals, and after the explosions the strong prevailing winds fanned the gases of those chemicals into the nearby town.

    The rush to judgement with the Tomahawk cruise missile strikes is not in anyway condoned by this fact, however. Nor are the rantings of an abysmal legacy media about an unverified incident. Nobody seemed to want to wait for an independent verification that would defuse the emotional trigger value in reporting “as is”, when “as is” suited the agenda.

    As I have suggested before, the military preparations for the cruise missile strikes would have had to long pre-date the actual launch. What was needed first was an excuse for the opportunity.

  79. HomeRemedySupply says:

    March 23, 2017 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov openly criticizes the U.S. “managed chaos technology” (e.g. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan ) and how the Afghan OPIUM production has increased. Also, he discusses the elite globalists and trans-national corporations.
    http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/2702537
    Segued from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/russian-foreign-minister-blames-us-heroin-epidemic/

  80. willrock says:

    CNN has just been lying as the usual. They are surprised at congressmen who are against Trump the same way they are surprised at some “alleged Syrians” who are praising Trump for the unconstitutional decision.

    They are going to use the opportunity to:

    1) Justify Trump’s tyranny
    2) Justify an internal government conflict that may lead to not raising the debt ceiling
    3) Justify the dollar collapse with WW3 or its closeness

    No. Do not trust mainstream media, Even when they seem surprised.

  81. Corbett says:

    Thank you one and all for your participation in this thread over the weekend. My round-up of news from the weekend has now been posted so I’ll close down the comments here and direct all further discussion and analysis of the Syrian situation to that comment thread:

    https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22411

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