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The BBC seems to be reporting the missile attack on Syria last night even-handedly, though they continue to describe the conflict there as a “civil war”. Obviously, some alliance of nations doesn’t want the Syrian people to enjoy the peace that is almost within reach.

Somewhat related, reference the alleged gas attack in Douma: Robin Westenra has uploaded an interesting radio interview with a former US Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter. The track has been removed from Sound Cloud so please check it out before it vanishes from Robin’s site.

Scott Ritter seems to be a more reliable source than the ITV “reporter” who asked the OPCW panel in The Hague a few days ago:-

How threatened do you have to feel to change your story and to deny a chemical weapons attack, and a question for you ambassador, how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way here and threaten them?

Rupert Evelyn, ITV News at Ten, The Hague

May Day, May Day

I listened to some of the speech given by Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons this afternoon. but after a few minutes of the debate that followed Jeremy Corbyn’s response, I began to feel ill.

I think the main reason I find myself sympathetic to the Syrian and Russian side of the Propaganda War is that I’ve had to deal with false accusations of committing crimes and misdemeanors – and suffer subsequent smearing amounting to character assassination. I know how difficult it is to prove a negative.

There were a lot of very ugly people in the UK regime’s parliament this afternoon. I agree totally with PM May that any individual or group or state that uses chemical weapons of any kind against other human beings should be dealt with severely. Where I differ from her, most of her colleagues and members of the opposition is in their assumption that only Bashir al Assad can possibly use chemical weapons. I have no doubt that all his stocks were not destroyed in 2013, as he and Russia suggest. I’m equally certain that rebel terrorists have committed the heinous crime of using gas and nerve agents against the Syrian Army and civilians on multiple occasions.

I would say that 99% of the talking heads that the BBC invites into its studios take it for granted that Assad carried out the 2013, 2017 and 2018 chemical attacks. I have yet to hear one acknowledge that an Islamic terrorist could do such a thing.

It is just as bad in the United States. On the mainstream media, pundits don’t seem to have heard James Mattis say that the US has no compelling evidence (yet) that Assad was responsible for any of these three attacks. It takes a few minutes to find a source online that has this to say:-

However, the UN’s own extensive 2013 investigation into the first reported uses of chemical weapons in Syria support the consistently stated Russian position that the armed opposition in Syria have long possessed and have repeatedly used chemical weapons. When the UN undertook its first on the ground inquiry in Syria, it admitted in its 82-page December 2013 report (initiated after the August 2013 Ghouta attack), that it considered both sides of the war to be in possession of mass casualty producing chemical weapons. This is important, given that at the time the US position was that only the Syrian government could have possibly launched chemical attacks. According to the UN report:

The United Nations Mission remains deeply concerned that chemical weapons were used in the ongoing conflict between the parties in the Syrian Arabic Republic, which has added yet another dimension to the continued suffering of the Syrian people.

The report stated that chemical weapons were “probably used” at five sites in Syria during the conflict up to that point (2013). Most significant is that among the five sites the UN could not find a single instance where members of the armed rebels opposition were victims, but instead found that at two sites, the victims were Syrian government soldiers, and at a third, the victims were Syrian Army personnel and civilians.

Source: Zero Hedge

 

It is a terrible injustice that the American, UK and French regimes should attack Syria as they did on Saturday morning and threaten them with further attacks if there is another incident involving chemical weapons in the future. What would you do if you were a head-chopping, child murdering Islamic crazy? Exactly what you did in Douma on the 7th April.

If Theresa May and her cronies were really serious about ending the suffering of the Syrian people she would stop funding the terrorists and leave the Syrian Army to “mop up” and return the country to peace, reconstruction and, one hopes, healing and prosperity. From interviews he has given, Bashar al Assad will accept the judgment of his people at the ballot box. Until that day comes he will continue to fight for his country.

Much was made this afternoon about the Russians preventing the OPCW from going to the attack site in Douma, almost mocking the reason – “security issues” – as if there couldn’t possibly be any. I would be extremely disappointed if the Syrian Government and Russia are trying to hide something (like their guilt for the Douma attack) from the world. I have them marked down as more trustworthy than the British.

As for the French… I mentioned in an earlier post that Macron had said he had irrefutable proof that Assad was responsible for the chlorine gas event in Douma. Weasel words without that proof, I said. You can read the declassified French Intelligence Report here.

Russia is still guilty for Novichokking the Skripals in Salisbury as far as the UK regime is concerned. BeeZee the cat is out of the bag and running around cyberspace. I’d like to think he (or she) will become a legend – and not meet the fate of the Skripal’s moggie and guinea pigs.

What a Nerve Agent!

It wasn’t bliss to be alive in this dawn – to hear that the United States, United Kingdom, and France had bombed Syria. But to be old is very heaven. I think I have had enough of this rotten world.

I think I was in my early teens when my father told me that he wanted me to always “be honest” and “tell the truth”. He impressed upon me that there would be occasions when liars would get the better of me. They would profit and I would be a loser. He got that right.

So, it was distressing to hear that Syria, a country that has been mortared and bombed enough already, was being illegally attacked again on the weakness of lies. The timing of the Assad government’s alleged chemical attack in Douma made no sense whatsoever. The departing Jaish al-Islam were the only ones with a motive and, with the help of the duplicitous White Helmets, a video of the “fabrication” was quickly put on social media, prompting the New Axis of Evil to act as the terrorists’ air force.

The French President told the world he had “proof” that President Assad was responsible for the Douma atrocity. Weasel words if you don’t then offer the proof. The Russians also had proof, that the terrorists did it, and made it available to the world. They also invited the OPCW to Douma to undertake its own forensic investigation of the site where the chemicals were released, to interview local people and take hair samples.

Compare this openness to the refusal of the United Kingdom to give samples of the Novichok that Russian agents are accused of delivering to the Skripals.

The OPCW has reported on their tests of the Salisbury Novichok and the British media has been full of the organization’s report confirming the findings of the UK scientists. It was a confirmation of sorts. Unfortunately for May and Johnson, the report as delivered seems to have been incomplete. The OPCW sent samples to four independent laboratories for testing and one, in Switzerland, found another chemical, as well as the Novichok. A poison called BZ that was developed by the United States in the 1950s and has never been produced in the Soviet Union or Russia.

There is little point making much of this. (You are not likely to hear about it on the BBC.) The War Criminals have already made up their minds, to prolong the misery of the Syrian people until they get what they want – “regime change”.

But what is really interesting about BZ is that it isn’t intended to kill, just to incapacitate any victim who breathes in a spray of the poison. The mystery of how the Skripals survived a military grade nerve agent is, perhaps, answered. Father and daughter had enjoyed five hours together in Salisbury and then, in the space of 75 yards, they went from walking normally through a mall to being slumped on a bench. So, who sprayed them? We have all seen the CCTV pictures of the Skripals in the Mall. If there are any images of the attacker we will probably never see them. Will we ever see the Skripals again, alive and well?

If the “story” about BZ is true, the OPCW has a lot to answer for, and perhaps its integrity for any findings it makes in Douma will be called into question. But that organization’s discomfiture will be nothing compared to that of the British Government. Even if it proves to be fake news, I think one can conclude that if you see the mouths of Trump, May, and Johnson moving on TV – they’re lying.

With all life on this planet at stake, honesty really should the best policy.

You will have noticed I have been somewhat distracted the last few days. I may get back to researching events in Filey history in a week or two. I am continuing to do the drudge work of preparing gravestone photos for uploading to FamilySearch Tree and adding information to some Filey family genealogies. I’ll continue to post a photo a day. I am so angry and ashamed of my country’s government, though – and infuriated by its propaganda arm, the BBC – that I spend most of the days now looking into their disinformation.

(Six hours after the BZ news broke on RT – where else? – the BBC is still keeping shtum. This is no surprise because it doesn’t fit the UK narrative. Lavrov’s probity is clearly on the line.)

Once Upon a Time in Syria…

If the sarin attack in Douma yesterday isn’t a fairy story and people really have been horribly killed, I hope the perpetrators are quickly identified and charged with the crime. We cannot expect justice to be done, sadly, because the people responsible for recent illegal wars – and over a million deaths – are not only walking free but growing financially richer from their psychopathy by the day.

To echo Theresa May, I think it is highly likely that the terrorists in the area where the barrel bomb was allegedly dropped are the perpetrators. I hope, though, that the Syrian Government response is the correct one – the event was a fabrication and nobody was hurt. “Victims” seen in videos and still photographs could be the product of make-up artists at a White Helmets Propaganda Studio. For this to be the case, though, the Union of Medical Relief Organizations, a US-based charity, would have to be misleading the BBC by stating that 70 deaths had so far been confirmed.

The Syrian Government had nothing to gain from committing this crime. The war against the American funded, trained and supported terrorists is almost won. Why encourage justified opprobrium when so much of the libelous, slanderous, and hypocritical variety has been endured for years? When this poor, ravaged country is free of terrorists. the men in hazmat suits can clean up, and hopefully find the evidence that points to the real criminals. Don’t expect any surprises.

Security

I watched some of the United Nations Security Council Meeting last night. I was late arriving at the live stream, so didn’t see the Russian opening statement. I was, though, in good time to hang my head in shame when the ambassador for the UK spoke. The French representative impressed me, however, even though he was in clear support of the pusillanimous Brits. Here is some of what he said:-

President, the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons is the very bedrock of the non-proliferation regime upon which our collective security system is founded. In that understanding, the rampant and unrestrained re-emergence in the Middle East, Asia and now in Europe of these vile weapons cannot be tolerated. We established a taboo on the rise of chemical weapons together and that taboo, or that ban has been broken, including in Salisbury. This speaks as to why it is urgent that we re-affirm and build upon the absolute prohibition on the use of chemical weapons. The trivialization of the use of chemical weapons would mark the victory of barbarity over civilization and would mark a terrible setback for international order. That is why we cannot sit idly by when they are used and all the more so when, and let us not deceive ourselves, a trivialisation of chemical weapons will only open the door for the spectre of chemical terrorism which we all fear so rightly, as we would all pay the price for said chemical terrorism. This is why France will never allow those who develop or use toxic agents to enjoy impunity. We reiterate our full support for the institutions and framework, in particular, the OPCW. France will remain fully committed to supporting the OPCW’s activities with all the means at our disposal.

Well said, mon brave. I hope France will honour your sentiments.

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Source via Seemorerocks.

A day after Mr. Aitkenhead, Chief Executive at Porton Down, said they couldn’t say where the nerve agent had been manufactured, the BBC morning news carried the claim that the UK Government could name the damned spot in Russia. Hmm. But what if the picture above is an accurate signpost to “the truth”. What if the UK poodle, egged on by its master, tried to whack the Skripals with a chemical weapon and there’s the proof? What will the French, and the rest of the civilized world, do then?

Five years ago The Telegraph carried a report about British interests in exporting ingredients for chemical weapons to, of all places, Syria.

More recently –

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The BBC has been preparing UK citizens for a while – President Assad, with Russian assistance, is going to launch a chemical attack on his own people soon.

American forces are, it seems, going to stay illegally in Syria for a while longer, presumably so that they can support their terrorist proxy fighters to carry out the heinous ‘false flag’ event. One can only hope that the Salisbury fiasco will so totally unravel that the planned Syria attack will be shelved – because no human being of sound mind will “buy it”.

I think it is highly likely that MI5/MI6 tried to bump off the Skripals, perhaps using assassins from another EU country. The UK Government, via its public propaganda machine (the BBC), is so obviously culpable of spreading disinformation. The Tories have a motive – to cry “insecurity” and use fear to postpone Brexit or ditch it altogether. Russia couldn’t benefit in any way from the crime.

There is no other plausible explanation – the UK did it. Shame on the British ruling class.

Profits of Doom

Good news, “She is Risen”. Whoever thought up this headline brightened my Good Friday. I’m really pleased Yulia Skripal is recovering from her food poisoning, or whatever it was she succumbed to, and I hope her dad is also out of danger soon. It is not for me to offer advice, but I would urge them to go home to Mother Russia as soon as they can. It seems that MI5 may have whacked Litvinenko, so they are clearly not safe in the UK. (I don’t need to give evidence for this assertion, do I?)

Russophobia, in its current manifestation, must have a purpose. Possibly the globalist western powers are preparing us for the war they crave – because it will make them even richer. (It really doesn’t matter how much suffering a war will bring. Psychopaths are devoid of empathy.)

Because there are now “alternative media”, the next war is going to be more difficult for the powers-that-be to sell. But an effort is being made, a rather sad appeal addressed to a rather old-fashioned British failing. Craig Murray had something to say about Jingoism UK style while discussing the Skripal case with George Galloway recently.

…Jingoism is always good for the Tory Party. And, of course, jingoism is also good for the armaments industry, and the spying and security industry. Spying itself has become a major industry now. Between MI5, MI6, and GCHQ there are a hundred thousand people employed, it’s an interest in itself. We’ve already heard that Porton Down is getting another 48 million dollars for its budget when people are dying on trollies in hospital wards. So, yeah, this does the Tories good, the arms industries good, it does the spying and security industries good. And that nexus of interests, of course, coincides with the interests of the big corporations who own the media, and being a state interest, or the interest of the government, the BBC, which is a state broadcaster, a state propaganda outfit, really; the BBC and all the media just pump this stuff out. Anybody who dares question it for a moment is labeled as a traitor and a mad conspiracy theorist.

SalisburyChemWeaponThere is certainly plenty of madness on display these days. A month ago, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hoped “the west does not stand idly by over chemical weapons in Syria”. So do I. It is never a surprise to see Tory hypocrisy and mendacity exposed – and I’m not holding my breath for the BBC to confirm that British Chemical Weapons have been sent to Syria, perhaps for an attack by terrorist groups that will be blamed on the Syrian Government (again). But I was amazed to hear President Trump say that US forces will leave Syria very soon. I guess we will have to wait awhile to see if this man speaks with forked tongue.