Friday, April 19, 2019

'The Veto' New Documentary Sheds Light On Western Propaganda Campaign Against Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
April 19, 2019

Ever since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, the Western mainstream media, along with its counterparts in the Gulf countries, have engaged in the most heinous acts of war propaganda seen in the modern world. Not content with the opportunity to twist facts and distort the realities on the ground, these mainstream corporate news engines have outright colluded in faking reports and concocting entire productions of propaganda for the purpose of convincing their audiences of the need to invade Syria or, at the very least, to support the terrorists "rebels," armed, funded, and trained by the U.S., NATO, Israel, and the Gulf states.

A myriad of articles and videos have been written and made regarding the incidents staged by corporate media outlets in order to push war against Syria as well as a host of other target nations. However, a recent documentary made by Syrian investigative journalist Rafiq Lutf, with the assistance of journalist Vanessa Beeley, entitled The Veto, has chronicled a number of examples of these fabricated instances along with documented first hand proof of their fabrication.

As Beeley herself stated,

I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in January 2018 and I was honoured when Rafiq asked me to work with him on his film project, The Veto. As Dr Shaaban said to me in August 2016, “Western propaganda is paid for in Syrian blood”. This is true. The horrifying bloodshed and loss of life in Syria could never have happened without the colonial media manufacturing consent for another illegal war against a Sovereign nation. 
The Veto tracks the evolution of the propaganda campaign waged by Western media against Syria. From Baba Amr in Homs 2011/2012 until the modern day “propaganda construct” – the NATO-member-state funded White Helmets. 
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Syrian Girl - The Truth About Syria's Golan Heights And Genie Energy

Mimi al-Laham/SyrianGirl
BrandonTurbeville.com
April 19, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mainstream Belgian Reporter Blows The Lid On MSM Lies Over Ghouta, Syria “Chemical Attacks”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
March 19, 2019

For six years and ever since the alleged “chemical weapons attack” in Ghouta, Syria in 2013, the Western corporate press has stuck with the easily disproven claim that the Syrian government “gassed” its own people. That lie has been repeatedly debunked by researchers in the alternative media but that hasn’t altered the onslaught of propaganda coming from mainstream “journalists.”

Now, however, one of their own, a mainstream Belgian reporter who was captured by the West’s Free Syrian Army terrorists, has begun blowing the lid off the lies that the Syrian government committed the “chemical attack.”

The reporter, Pierre Piccinin da Prata, recently gave an interview with Belgian RTL, where he told of a conversation he heard between rebels that exonerated President Bashar al-Assad and stated clearly that "“It wasn’t the government of Bashar al-Assad that used Sarin gas or any other gas in Ghouta." As a result, the majority of his scheduled interviews with mainstream outlets were cancelled.

Piccinin was a war reporter and Editor-In-Chief of The Maghreb and Orient Courrier and was held hostage by the Syrian “rebels” alongside Italian war reporter Domenico Quirico for five long months. He is now exposing the propaganda peddled by his colleagues and calling on them to correct what they have got so wrong about Syria since 2011.

The text of a recent  interview between Piccinin and Syria Times is included below:


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Social Media, Universal Basic Income, and Cashless Society: How China’s Social Credit System Is Coming To America

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
March 15, 2019

A minority of informed Americans may be aware of China’s horrifying “Social Credit System” that was recently unveiled as a method of eradicating any dissent in the totalitarian state. Essentially freezing out anyone who does not conform to the state’s version of the ideal citizen, the SCS is perhaps the most frightening control system being rolled out today. That is, until you consider what is coming next.

Unbeknownst to most people, there appears to be a real attempt to create a system in which all citizens are rationed their “wages” digitally each month in place of a paycheck or ability to gain or lose money. This system would see any form of dissent resulting in the cut off of those credits and the ability to work, eat, or even exist in society. It would not only be the end of dissent but of any semblance of real individuality.

Here’s how the Social Credit System operates in China.

First, however, for those who are unaware of the Social Credit System as it operates in China, we should briefly describe just what has taken place there. The Social Credit System in China isn’t merely a punishment for criticizing the state as is the case in most totalitarian regimes, the SCS can bring the hammer down for even the slightest infraction such as smoking in a non-smoking zone.

One summary of the SCS can be found in Business Insider’s article by Alexandra Ma entitled “China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you,” where Ma writes,


Friday, March 15, 2019

OPCW Report Contradicts Western Gov't/MSM Claims Of Douma "Chemical Weapons Attack"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
March 12, 2019

After the lowest moment of Trump’s presidency to date - the bombing of Syria despite the risk of a third world war - the OPCW released a statement re-affirming that the United States, France, and the UK were wrong about their assertion that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma in April, 2018.

In its then latest Fact Finding Mission report, the OPCW states that

OPCW designated labs conducted analysis of prioritised samples. The results show that no organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties. Along with explosive residues, various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from two sites, for which there is full chain of custody. Work by the team to establish the significance of these results is on-going. The FFM team will continue its work to draw final conclusions.

So, quite plainly, the decision to bomb Syrian government facilities, research facilities, and civilians in Syria was made on the basis of something that never actually took place. As virtually the entirety of the alternative media was able to report early on before the bombing, there were no chemical weapons used against civilians or terrorists in Douma by the Syrian government. Indeed, shortly after the attacks, clear evidence was presented which demonstrated that the attacks never actually happened. Even more so, clear evidence demonstrated that the attacks were entirely fabricated by the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NC Based Airline Implicated In Shipping Arms To "Rebels" In Venezuela

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 26, 2019

While the United States has done everything in its power to turn Syria into Libya 2.0, it appears the U.S. is now attempting to turn Venezuela into Libya 3.0. Using many of the same tactics utilized in Syria and Libya, the US is utilizing political pressure, sanctions, and the establishment of a parallel government to weaken and overthrow the Maduro government in Venezuela. Now, however, there is evidence that the U.S. is going further and adding the arming of “rebels” to its toolkit in South America.

According to a report by McClatchy, a North Carolina-based freight company has been implicated in an arms smuggling operation to Venezuela. After McClatchy’s report was published, the company halted flights to the country.

This revelation comes after Venezuelan authorities claimed to have discovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges, and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown into Valencia from Miami. The Boeng 767 is owned by 21 Air which is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Interestingly enough, the plane made around 40 round trip flights between Miami and various locations in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Maduro was sworn in to a second term as President. However, the flights abruptly ended after McClatchy first reported on them.

In a surprisingly coherent interview, Democracy Now! talked to Tim Johnson, the McClatchy reporter who broke the story. The transcript of that interview is below:


Monday, February 25, 2019

Could the Ukraine Conflict be the Start of WW3? Here’s the Background on This Brewing Crisis

Brandon Turbeville
February 22, 2019

While many are concerned with possible flare-ups in places like Syria, Israel, or the South China Sea, another area where there is the distinct potential for a third world war has always been and still remains to be Ukraine.

While the Western media rarely reports on Ukraine except to remind its readers and viewers that Russia “illegally annexed” Crimea and destabilized democratic Ukraine, the fact is that the area is a powder keg that could bring about direct clashes between Russia and the US or NATO.

Although Syria still retains much of the spotlight in the Western press, Ukraine happens to be yet another repeat of the NATO method of using color revolutions and proxy fighters to destroy a central government in order to replace that government with a puppet of their own choosing.

Russian resistance, however, has confounded those plans at least in the east of the country and what has taken place subsequently has resulted in a proxy war between Russia and the United States. To make matters worse, that proxy war is taking place on Russia’s border, making the situation that much more dangerous for the rest of the world.

Russian “aggression”

Western media’s incredibly frightening hysteria and fear-mongering over “Russian meddling,” “Russian spying,” “Russian military involvement” and pretty much anything Russian whatsoever are occasionally highlighted by distorted claims pretending to show that Russia is acting aggressively or has ever acted aggressively in Ukraine.

For Western mainstream media and for Western governments, Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine are nothing more than another example of Russian aggression that is growing worldwide. Virtually the entire Western world is engaging in neo-McCarthyism, this time moving full speed ahead without even the benefit of having at least some credible evidence to back up its case.

Friday, February 22, 2019

BBC Producer Admits Douma “Chemical Attack” Was “Staged;” Confirms Independent Media Reporting

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 20, 2019

It’s almost a year after the bombing of al-Sha’aryat Airbase in Syria by the United States. Almost a year since the alleged “chemical weapons attack” on Douma, Syria which was blamed on the Syrian government and justified the subsequent American bombing. Now, after the resultant deaths of innocent people via America's Tomahawk missile attack and the ridicule and blacklisting of alt media outlets who questioned and disproved the claims of the U.S. government regarding Douma, a BBC producer has admitted that the attack was staged.

Riam Dalati is a well-known BBC Syria producer who has been reporting from the region for a long time. Now, he has stated that, after a six month investigation, he has concluded that the scene in the Douma Hospital was staged. Dalati made his statements on his twitter account which has over 20,000 followers including many mainstream journalists.

“I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged,” he wrote.

The “Douma Hospital scene” to which Dalati is referring is the footage showing children in a Douma hospital being hosed off and treated by doctors and White Helmets. The civilians were allegedly victims of a chemical attack. That narrative was subsequently taken apart by journalists like Pearson Sharp and Eva Bartlett who traveled to the scene of the alleged attack and interviewed alleged “victims” who contradicted the stories coming out of Western mainstream media. Western governments and corporate media, however, still clung to the “Assad gassed his own people” narrative.

Dalati stated that “After 6 months of investigations, I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged. No fatalities occurred in the hospital.” He added that he had interviewed a number of White Helmets personnel and “opposition activists” during the course of his investigation.

He followed up by stating that “Russia and at least one NATO country knew about what happened in the hospital. Documents were sent. However, no one knew what really happened at the flats apart from activists manipulating the scene there. This is why Russia focused solely on discrediting the hospital scene.”


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Here’s Why the US Should NOT Intervene in Venezuela

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
February 19, 2019

For the better part of 2018, Venezuela had remained out of the headlines, at least in the mainstream Western press more focused on scary Russian agents, keeping American forces in Syria, and promoting a war with Iran. But a few weeks ago, the South American country found itself on the front page after the American-backed “opposition” leader, Juan Guaido,’ claimed that he was the legitimate President of Venezuela and was immediately recognized by the United States and a host of Central and South American neighbors.

The stories regarding Venezuela are now circulating the possibility of “regime change” and even outright war against the Maduro government on the part of the “opposition” as well as neighboring countries beholden to the United States and the Western financier oligarchy.

But while most Americans do not support foreign interventions, there is a stunning level of ignorance on the part of the general public as to why the United States is so eager to destroy Venezuela’s government.

Supporters of the Venezuelan regime change

The most recent events to have taken place in Venezuela involve the declaration made by Juan Guaido, the American-backed opposition candidate, to be the legitimate president of the country. Guaido’s claim to the presidency was almost immediately recognized by the United States as well as Israel and a host of American influenced countries such as Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, and Panama. Western Europe also joined the chorus with the UK, France, Germany, and Spain announcing that they would recognize Guaido as President of Venezuela unless new elections were held. French President Macron even laughably stated that Venezuelan President Maduro was illegitimate and that France “welcomes the courage of the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who march for their freedom.” This, of course, was despite the fact that his own country is seeing a massive protest movement against its government with himself as the lightning rod and the head of the rather intense crackdown on those protesters.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Brandon Turbeville's New Book Of Poetry, "Dance, Amputee," Now Available

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
February 20, 2019

On January 9, 2019, Brandon Turbeville's new book of poetry, "Dance, Amputee," was released.

After a decade of creative silence, "Dance, Amputee" is a collection of new poems by Brandon Turbeville spanning the period of 2017-18. Written after a trip to Syria in late 2017, the poems contained in this book deal with war, loss, grief, anger, love, and revenge.

Buy the book here

Buy the book here

Monday, February 18, 2019

2013 - The Year The US Increased Arms Shipments To Terrorists In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 18, 2019

Despite the repeated demonstrations of the fact that the United States and other Western nations have armed, supported, and funded terrorists in Syria from the beginning of the crisis in 2011 as well as long before that crisis had taken shape, official pronouncements admitting to funding those terrorists made by Western governments and reported by mainstream media outlets should not be dismissed simply because their actions are now common knowledge. After all, these incidents generally involve much more important revelations than those admitted to by corporate media.

For example, a sizeable portion of terrorist funding was openly admitted and continued by the United States even though the atrocities committed by the terrorists who were receiving the money was well documented throughout the alternative media as well as a number of mainstream outlets.

One such program was dubbed Operation Timber Sycamore, a “secret” plan authorized by then US President Obama which allowed the CIA to arm terrorists in Syria. For more information, see my article, “Was Timber Sycamore The Program That Created ISIS?

But while Timber Sycamore and other related programs by the United States to arm terrorists have been covered in my and many other alt media outlets in the past, it is also important to note the scale at which those programs increased even as the Obama administration was claiming to hold back on “lethal” munitions to terrorist organizations.

For instance, in an article entitled “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With CIA Aid” and published in the New York Times on March 23, 2013, it was stated that,


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

State Department Email From 2012 States "al-Qaeda Is On Our Side In Syria"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 23, 2019

For the abundance of evidence pointing to the fact that the United States and its “allies” control the terror group al-Qaeda and use it for their own purposes both at home and abroad, it seems many observers have a hard time swallowing such a bitter pill. There was a time, however, when, in internal emails, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, Jake Sullivan, admitted to the Secretary that “AQ is on our side in Syria.”

The email, sent to Clinton on February 12, 2012 and subsequently exposed by Wikileaks, referenced a previous email that Sullivan had apparently sent to Clinton from the Executive Secretariat at the Operations Center. The email, among other things, contained an update on recent violence and statements made by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. For instance, the email reads,

ATTACKS RESUME IN HOMS (U) Sporadic rocket and gunfire killed at least four people in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Horns, following a partial day's lull in violence. Syrian security forces permitted some families in mainly Sunni Muslim opposition areas to leave.Reuters) UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05789138 Date: 10/30/2015 AL-ZAWAHIRI URGES MUSLIM SUPPORT FOR OPPOSITION (U) Al-Qaida leader al-Zawahiri called on Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East to aid rebel forces in their fight against supporters of Syrian President Asad in an interne video recording. Al-Zawahiri also urged the Syrian people not to rely on the AL, Turkey, or the United States for assistance.euters)

It was evident early on that the US bombing of alleged ISIS targets inside Syria was, in reality, an attempt to support the terrorist organization backed by NATO and the US as opposed to an attempt to defeat it. While such a suggestion has been repeatedly labeled as a “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media and other gatekeepers in the “independent” media, the fruits of America’s labor in terms of the bombing campaign cannot be ignored. Likewise, neither can the world ignore the results of Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Was Timber Sycamore The Program That Created ISIS?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 10, 2018

Despite the repeated demonstrations of the fact that the United States and other Western nations have armed, supported, and funded terrorists in Syria from the beginning of the crisis in 2011 as well as long before that crisis had taken shape, official pronouncements admitting to funding those terrorists made by Western governments and reported by mainstream media outlets should not be dismissed simply because their actions are now common knowledge. After all, these incidents generally involve much more important revelations than those admitted to by corporate media.

For example, a sizeable portion of terrorist funding was openly admitted and continued by the United States even though the atrocities committed by the terrorists who were receiving the money was well documented throughout the alternative media as well as a number of mainstream outlets.

One such program was dubbed Operation Timber Sycamore, a “secret” plan authorized by then US President Obama which allowed the CIA to arm terrorists in Syria.

Timber Sycamore officially began in late 2012 or early 2013 and was similar to the other terrorist arming operations that the US had undertaken in places like Libya as well as a number of other countries in the previous decades. Obviously, this program was not the first of its kind.

Timber Sycamore was essentially a joint plan between Riyadh and the CIA, as well as Turkey and other Gulf States that would see the bulk of funding for the operation coming from Saudi Arabia while the majority of arming and training of terrorists would come from the United States. Jordan acted as the main location for training while Turkey and other Gulf States also played a major role in the program.


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Donald Trump Announces "Full" And "Rapid" Withdrawal Of American Troops From Syria

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
December 19, 2018

US President Donald Trump shocked the world today in a surprise announcement that the United States was pulling its troops out of Syria. What began with reports from mainstream media sources citing unnamed "defense officials" was finally confirmed by the President in a video where he took credit for defeating ISIS which, according to him, was his "only reason for being there."

The announcement flies in the face of Trump's advisers, his cabinet, the Pentagon, the majority of the US Congress, the entirety of the Western corporate press, and the multitude of think tanks, prominent Republicans, leftists, and celebrities who are predictably whining and crying over the terrible prospect of peace. The majority of the American public, however, is likely greeting the announcement of an end to yet another horrific, immoral, and counterproductive US military adventure.

According to CNN, planning for the pullout is already underway.

CNN stated that Trump ordered a "rapid" and "full" withdrawal.


The announcement has understandably drawn massive praise  from the pro-Syria and anti-war communities centered within the alternative media.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

After Ghaddafi Murder, Weapons Shipped To Syria Via al-Qaeda, Qatar, US

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
December 18, 2018

While the United States continues to deny providing support to terrorists in Syria in terms of money, training, or weapons without the “rebels” first being “moderate,” the truth is that it has been proven time and time again that the US did indeed arm jihadists in Syria from the very beginning and even before the alleged “protests” began in 2011.

Even taking the admitted 2013 arming of terrorists out of the equation - the infamous initiative that took place after the Obama administration cocked up an accusation that the Syrian government used “chemical weapons” on civilians in Ghouta that year - the evidence is clear that the United States had been arming fighters before that time. This is clearly seen when anyone follows the trail of weapons that found their way into Syria early on.

For instance, one need only take a look at the article by C.J. Chivers, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazetti published in the New York Times in 2013 and entitled, “In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons.” In this article, Chivers, Schmitt, and Mazetti attempt to portray a network of Syrian and Libyan militias cooperating with one another to loot Ghaddafi’s military stores in order to support one another in an ideological war against secular governments (but also somehow in the service of democracy). Qatar is fingered as one of the fall guys in the story as well.

However, what is also exposed, albeit unintentionally, is the fact that the United States itself was initiating and facilitating these transfers.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wikileaks Emails Reveal Western Special Ops In Syria At The Start Of The War

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
December 11, 2018

Despite Western claims that the armed invasion against the legitimate and secular Syrian government was organic native to Syria, the facts have repeatedly proven just the opposite. For instance, it has long been known that, from day one, armed groups had been organized, trained, armed, and directed by the intelligence services of Western countries.

One such revelation was made in 2012 when emails from the “global intelligence” company Stratfor were procured and subsequently released by Wikileaks which revealed that Western intelligence agents were on the ground in Syria training armed jihadists for sectarian and destabilization purposes long before it was actually admitted by the respective governments.

The emails recovered by Wikileaks span a period between July, 2004 and December, 2011.

Stratfor, posing as an “intelligence publisher” provides confidential intelligence services to government agencies like the US Marines, US Department of Homeland Security, and the US Defense Intelligence Agency as well as large corporations such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co.

Wikileaks claims that the string of emails show Stratfor’s “web of informers, pay-of structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.”

One of the emails sent internally in December, 2011 within the corporation entitled “INSIGHT - military intervention in Syria, post withdrawal status of forces,” deals with the subject of special ops being involved in Syria specifically. During the course of a meeting with “four other guys at the Lt. Col. Level, including one French and one British representative who are liaising with the US currently out of DC,”


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Riots in France Are NOT Just About Taxes

Robert Wheeler
December 10, 2018

The recent protests in France seem to have caught everyone by surprise, particularly the French government. Macron’s government seems to have underestimated the demonstrations and the determination of the protesters.

The Western media seems confounded in their attempts to understand or explain them and the rest of the world appears surprised that, in a “rich” Western nation, people could be so discontented over something that doesn’t involve race, gender, or whatever other flashpoint of social justice is being fed to them by MSM and academia, that they would take to the streets for weeks on end.

Every indication we have at this point shows that the French people have finally and legitimately had enough of being oppressed by the government. Still, no one fully knows where the protests are going or how the government is going to react. There has been talk of more and bigger demonstrations with concerns over greater violence and the government has hinted at the possibility of imposing martial law.

As of the writing of this article, there has essentially been a war on the streets of Paris all day and it seems that war is going to continue throughout the night.

The Official Story Of The Protests


Monday, December 3, 2018

Please President Assad, Arm The Protesters In France To End This 'Brutal Crackdown'" [Satire]

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
December 3, 2018

After weeks of massive protests taking place in France, one thing is clear; the French people have had it with the current regime. After decades of oppression by an increasingly out of touch elite, economic stagnation, a repressive police state, and now rising fuel prices, the French people are finally standing up and demanding that the status quo give way to the ever burgeoning concept of democracy.

Almost as soon as the protests began, the Macron regime launched a brutal crackdown on protesters, even going so far as to use chemical weapons against unarmed people in their attempt to stifle the sparks of democracy. Hundreds of innocent people have been injured at the hands of the regime’s security forces. Dozens of arrests have also been made with victims presumably being taken to Macron’s torture chambers.

The recent Macron regime attempt to raise fuel prices yet again seems to be the straw that broke the camel’s back and, combined with images of Macron jetting across the world, eating decadent meals, and parading himself in his life of luxury, the distance between the regime and the people has been demonstrated for all to see.

But raising fuel taxes is only one of many crimes of the regime against the French people. Willful shipping of French industry to third world countries has left many French people unemployed while the regime continues to confiscate the wealth of those fortunate enough to have work through exorbitant taxation. In addition, the regime crushes any dissent without hesitation after having disarmed the population in order to make resistance even less of a possibility. Free speech and even free thought does not exist in France where the regime punishes questioning state narratives with jail time and any political opposition figures are forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation.


'Mysterious Helicopters' Rescuing ISIS And al-Qaeda - A Brief Timeline

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
November 29, 2018

Although the United States government routinely denies that it in any way cooperates with ISIS, reports continue to manifest themselves demonstrating exactly the opposite, particularly in Syria. Over the course of the war and ever since the emergence of the terrorist organization on the world scene, there have been a number of “mysterious helicopters”  that extract ISIS fighters from battlefields in which they are facing imminent defeat either by the legitimate government of the countries in which they are fighting, pro-government militias, or even ahead of “anti-ISIS” strikes by the alleged “anti-ISIS coalition.”

While not attempting to go in to a detailed explanation or analysis of each incident, below are a number of reports of such “airlifts of evil” that have surfaced over the last two years. The Pentagon, as mentioned above, has repeatedly denied these reports.

November 10-11, 2018 – SANA reported that a US-led aircraft landed in Deir ez-Zour Province, near the outskirts of al-Susah, taking away three ISIS members.

October 7, 2018 – SANA quoted residents of the town al-Shaafah, who reported that American helicopters had evacuated ISIS commanders from Abu Kamal in Deir ez-Zour province. There was no word as to where the fighters were taken.

September 22, 2018 – SANA reported that the US-led coalition carried out an “air landing operation” on the outskirts of al-Mrashde village, which was located in the same area where ISIS militants had spread out. This area is in the southeastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor. The report claimed that the flights transferred a number of ISIS commanders.

August 23, 2018 – TASS reported that Russia had recorded mysterious helicopter flights to ISIS units in Afghanistan which transported weapons to the militants.


These Countries Are Quickly and Quietly Dumping the Dollar

Robert Wheeler
November 29, 2018

Over the past few months, there has been a steady uptick in the number of countries dumping significant portions of their dollar holdings. This is causing many people to worry whether or not the US economy is in for a massive shock sooner, later, or somewhere in between.

While American corporate media outlets either ignore the developments entirely or claim that there is nothing to worry about, the reality is that the dumping of the dollar is a process that is clearly underway. More than that, it appears it is a process that is at least partially coordinated by a number of countries that have been targets of American sanctions and financial bullying in the “post 9/11 world.”

Thus, while corporate media outlets ignore the vanishing dollar dominance and reassure their hapless audience that everything is fine, alt media outlets are predicting a second Weimar Republic, this time in North America.

But what is really going on with the recent dollar dumping? Who is actually dumping the dollar and what kind of effects could we really expect to see in America if the dollar is truly abandoned?

Who Is Dumping The Dollar?

Since the dollar currently enjoys its status as the world’s reserve currency, it is constantly being bought and sold by nations across the entire planet. This arrangement is essentially what is keeping the dollar strong even after the United States embraced neo-liberal Free Trade policies that saw the greatest economic system the world has ever known turned into a shell of its former self. This arrangement allows the United States to sell its “debt” to the rest of the world, which other countries are willing to buy because of the stability of the American governmental system and the fact that America is still an economic powerhouse.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Leaked 2009 Cable Labels Saudi Arabia 'Most Significant Source Of Funding To Terrorist Groups Worldwide' - Exposes Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, And Pakistan

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
November 15, 2018

While the Saudi military continues to besiege Yemen and create the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet today, the United States also continues to arm and abet KSA in their war against the Yemeni people. Yemen, of course, is nothing more than a proxy war against Iran and a geopolitical chess move on the part of both the Saudis and the Americans and, for that reason, no amount of war crimes and intentional targeting of civilians has warranted anything more than a tepid criticism of the Saudis by the current US administration.

The Saudis, because of their oil and money, are untouchables. KSA can kill journalists in an open and brutal fashion, chop off heads in the city square, oppress its female population like no other country in the world, and launch unjustified wars with no consequence. KSA can even fund and direct terrorist organizations across the world with very little restraint.

That the United States has been well aware of the Saudi financing of terrorist organizations is no secret and has been revealed on numerous occasions. It has also been documented that the United States works closely with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf State feudal monarchies in the use of those terrorists around the world to further its own political and geopolitical aims.

In terms of money alone, however, Saudi Arabia is unparalleled in the ranks of nations that finance terrorism. In fact, in a leaked 2009 State Department cable and published by Wikileaks, the United States referred to KSA as the “most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

The cable, signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, states that Saudi Arabia “remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.” See “Terrorist Finance: Action Request For Senior Level Engagement On Terrorist Finance.

"Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide," the cable states.


Janice Kortkamp Interview Former Ahrar al-Sham Sniper In Syria

Janice Kortkamp
November 16, 2018
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Al Waer suburb, Homs, Syria

Interview with Adnan, former sniper with Ahrar al Sham "rebel" terrorist group.

I was offered the opportunity to interview this man and was thankful for it because this gets into the very heart of the conflict here. The "moderate rebels", the "freedom fighters" ... those armed groups that have been directly supported by my government.

It is ironic perhaps that the group this guy was in is Ahrar al Sham. On my first trip in May 2016, I was heading from a village near Homs to the city. The road at that time was quite dangerous and 'hot' because the whole plain from the hills where I'd been to Homs was scattered with ISIS, al Qaeda and many other groups who controlled different villages in the area.

We passed right by a power station on the road and just beyond it is/was an Alawite village called al Zara that was pointed out to me. That morning the people of al Zara were going about a typical day. I remember I waved towards it and said "hello al Zara" for some reason.

We got to Homs. Next day that village was attacked by Ahrar al Sham and al Nusra together. A massacre. Men and women and children slaughtered. One report from someone I consider credible and who has proven accurate always, said the terrorists hung some children up after they had witnessed their parents being killed. They burned them to death.

On another trip, while in Aleppo, was scheduled to go to a refugee center to meet with people coming from eastern Aleppo. The day before we went, Ahrar al Sham and al Nusra bombed buses of Shiite villagers leaving the terrorist-beseiged villages of Kefraya and Foua in Idlib as a prisoner swap deal. 5,000 people were being transported but as a final gesture by the "rebel" terrorists who love "freedom and democracy" they arranged bombs to target some of the buses. They killed over 100 - mostly children. The survivors were brought to the refugee center we were visiting and we got to speak to them. Vanessa Beeley was also there and did important interviews and articles about it.


'The West Needs To Understand Our Suffering And Bring It To An End' - Powerful Interviews With Syrians By Vanessa Beeley


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From the video posted on Vanessa's Facebook page, written by Vanessa Beeley:

THE WEST NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND OUR SUFFERING AND BRING IT TO AN END....

Sabah Hassoun's son Mohammed Fahim Shaaban was only 24 years old when he was martyred fighting with the Syrian Arab Army in Tal Kurdi in Eastern Ghouta. On the 13th August 2013, terrorist snipers shot Mohammed in the stomach. He was rushed to Harasta hospital but he died during surgery.

Sabah's husband told me:

"Our martyrs are in heaven, the martyrs who defend the terrorists and murder our people for Gulf money are in Hell. Our soldiers are defending their people, their country."

Sabah told me that Mohammed was her youngest son. She said:

"We give our children for #Syria because our country is precious but we pray that this crisis will end soon. Syria deserves the blood of our children but please God may this conflict end soon.

We wish Western countries would support us, put themselves in our shoes, not for the whole 7 years, just for one year. America, for example, just please put yourself in our shoes for one year and see what we have to live with. This is enough, this is enough"

Sabah's husband said:

"We are so proud of the SAA defending our honour, our land and our right to choose our destiny. We say to all the countries conspiring against Syria - enough! Syria's victory will be for their people, their army and their refusal to be defeated."

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