Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 18, 2017

Shortly after the Russian entrance to the Syrian theatre, American media became full of stories praising the heroism of the Kurdish fighters battling against ISIS in areas such as Ayn al-Arab (Kobane) and others. From stories promoting the fighting prowess of the Kurdish brigades to cleverly created propaganda campaigns regarding female Kurdish fighters, the Western press, including the alternative media, was full of stories telling Americans that the Kurds were the real victims and the real heroes of the crisis. This propaganda campaign came about the same time that the Syrian military began making serious gains against Western-backed terrorists with the help of Russia. Thus, as America’s terrorists began losing the war, America produced another “freedom fighter” poster child – the YPG.

This propaganda narrative has continued until today where it is now considered almost a heresy to suggest that the YPG is not a freedom fighting brigade that guarantees everyone’s rights. To suggest that there should not be a Kurdish state carved out of Syria is to subject oneself to the onslaught of accusations as being pro-Erdogan and/or racist. There is a reason behind the push to lionize the YPG, however, that the Western media is promoting and that the alternative media has become obviously blinded to.

U.S. Bases In Syria Set The Borders For A Federalized Country

Despite the spits and spurts of World War Three, it seems the United States (at least part of the establishment) and Russia are beginning to move toward a cooling of their approaches to the Syrian crisis. While we have seen this many times in the past – the apparent mutual understanding of Russia and the U.S. – we have been consistently been rattled by an abrupt push by the United States toward a greater involvement in Syria and a push that could very well be the catalyst for a third world war.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The 2016 Winner Of The Award For Reverse Excellence

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 17, 2017

Toward the end of every year, it has become a Western tradition to initiate the proceedings of a “round up” or “best of” of the people, events, and products of the year and attempt to crown a number of individuals with awards for the most accomplished, best dressed, most influential, or most creative of that year. The world of politics and government is no different. Since Wall Street and the Corporate world essentially function as government as well, it is natural that anyone in banking, finance, or the business of exploitation and the military industrial complex be eligble for recognition as well.

However, while politicians, government officials, corporate overlords, and financiers are awash with awards and backslapping trophies, there was still no official award provided to them at the end of the year for their life’s accomplishments and those made over the past 12 months. We decided in 2015, it was time to change this.

Please note: We apologize for being so late in announcing our winner for 2016. Last year contained a number of events that nearly resulted in the complete destruction of the United States and our staff was focused on survival and neurosis for most of the year. We promise to be more prompt in the future.

A Little About The Award For Reverse Excellence

In our attempt to devise the perfect, comprehensive award, we asked ourselves what such an award would look like? We already have the Nobel Peace Prize, a perfect Orwellian award whose name says “peace” but is generally awarded to mass murderers, warmongers, and proponents of genocidal austerity. Unfortunately, we find the Nobel Prize is no longer able to provide us with the pride and confidence in the world’s leaders who are responsible for the killing of innocent people and the destruction of their livelihoods in the way that we desire. Unable to understand the concept of doublethink, the general public is confused by the use of the word “peace” in the title of the prize and thus they believe that the “peace” prize is actually a prize for peace. For that reason, they often see the recipients as weak and ineffectual despite their accomplishments.

New Documents Show Pentagon Is Shipping Billions Worth Of Weapons To Terrorists In Syria, Trying To Cover Its Tracks

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 15, 2017

While Donald Trump garnered praise from many anti-imperialist activists and researchers after his public announcement that he was ending the CIA’s program of arming terrorists in Syria, it appears much of that praise will be short-lived. Certainly, many expected a slight of hand from the Trump administration and the Deep State and now evidence has surfaced showing that the U.S. government has simply shifted the focus of arming terrorists from one agency to another.

Trump never ended the Pentagon program, viewed as a much smaller initiative. However, documents recently revealed are showing that the program is officially set to continue in the arena of $2 billion over the next five or so years. Given the secrecy of the program, however, many believe the monetary value of the weapons shipments is much higher.

A new report released by two international weapons monitoring groups, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), confirmed on Tuesday that the Pentagon is continuing to ship massive amounts of weapons to Syria. In addition, the Department of Defense is attempting to destroy its own paper trail. Both the OCCRP and the BIRN provided conclusive evidence that the Pentagon is shipping in up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from private weapons dealers to terrorists in Syria. They also provided evidence that the DOD is altering paperwork such as end-user certificates in order to hide its involvement.

This story now echoes the early revelations made by Bulgarian reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva who reported on the use of diplomatic flights as cover for weapons shipments by the anti-Syria coalition from those countries to terrorists in Syria, Yemen, and other locations. Gaytandzhieva was subsequently interrogated and fired from her job at Trud.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Journalist Uncovers White Helmets Used Another 'Victim' For Stage Prop Before Switching Him For "Little Omran"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 15, 2017

After a known terrorist with the Nourredine al-Zengi faction (the group responsible for beheading a twelve year old boy on camera), along with his compatriots in the Nusra propaganda wing known as the White Helmets snapped a picture of an injured and bewildered little boy in the back of a hospital, Little Omran Daqneesh became the “symbol of Syria’s suffering” throughout the Western media. However, soon after the gullible western public was sucked in to the “Olympics of the feels,” it was revealed that the photo had indeed been staged by the White Helmets looking to produce a piece of propaganda that would sufficiently tug on the heart strings of the American public who typically have no strings to pull on when it comes to their countries’ imperialist agenda.

In 2017, however, it was revealed that Little Omran was not only still alive but living quite well in government held territory in the care of his father, a former Syrian military soldier and government supporter. Interviews with Omran’s father revealed that Omran had indeed been used as a stage prop and that the White Helmets terrorists’ attempt to commandeer Omran for further propaganda pieces.

Recently, the White Helmets’ “Little Omran” story has been exposed yet again for an even more blatant act of propaganda and staging.

In an interview with Abu Omar, Vanessa Beeley uncovered the fact that there had been another poster boy for “Syria’s suffering” shortly before Omran came along. Once Omran began emerging from the rubble, the first “victim” was discarded for the little boy.

In her article, “Aleppo: White Helmets Switched Injured Victim For Smaller, Cuter Omran In Propaganda Coup,” Beeley writes,

New U.N. Report Cites Terrorists, Blames Assad For Chemical Weapons With No Real Evidence

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 15, 2017

The United Nations is marching ahead with its task of acting as the Anglo-Financier administrative arm of the world corporate-financier government structure with its recent “report” aimed at the Syrian government. According to Western corporate media outlets who are reporting the story with unconcealable glee, the United Nations “war crimes investigators” produced a report blaming the Syrian government for chemical weapons attacks at Khan Sheikhoun and nearly two dozen other incidents (Access the report here).

The United Nations team stated that there had been 33 incidents investigated. 27 were the fault of the Syrian government and perpetrators had not yet been identified in the other seven. In other words, all of the alleged chemical weapons incidents were the fault of the Syrian government except for the ones they have yet to determine.

However, there are many problems with the stance of the report, its methodology, and its purpose.

The UN Investigative Apparatus Is Not Unbiased

It is important to remember that, whatever the UN may be, it is not impartial or unbiased, particularly when it comes to Syria. Whether it is delisting Saudi Arabia as “parties that kill or maim children” due to KSA’s threat to remove money from the organization to producing phony reports against the Syrian government, the United Nations has demonstrated time and again that its own mechanism is geared toward helping NATO, GCC, and Israel destroy the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

Indeed, one of the UN’s own Syria “war crimes prosecutors” publicly admitted her own bias as she stepped down from her post over her frustrations that the U.N. simply couldn’t barge into Syria and bring Assad up for trial for “war crimes.”

Big Ag Offers More Genetic Modification To Solve Crisis Caused By Genetic Modification

Brandon Turbeville
September 12, 2017

Genetic modification is now taking on a new appearance. Although if you were to read many reports announcing arrival of the new technique it would sound as if it is an entirely new and separate process.

Because plants are able to “turn off” their genes through RNA interference in order to block protein translation – researchers are now attempting to weaponize this trait and genetically engineer crops that can produce specific RNA fragments that begin the process of RNA interference to shut down a specific gene which is necessary for life and reproduction.

This RNA fragment production would be set to begin upon ingestion by insects. it would then kill or sterilize the insects who have eaten the crop. The new RNA interference modification was recently reviewed in Trends in Biotechnology in the journal’s special issue on Environmental Biotechnology.

As Cell Press writes:

RNA interference faces multiple obstacles before it could work for all major crops and their pests. On the plant side, scientists have not yet found a way to transform the chloroplast genomes of cereal grains such as rice and corn, the most direct route to producing enough RNA fragments to eliminate pests at a high rate. On the insect side, prominent pests such as some caterpillars can degrade those fragments, staving off shutdown of the target gene. 

Big Ag Reaps Benefits From Emerging Dicamba Crisis

Brandon Turbeville
September 11, 2017

While most of the focus has centered on glyphosate in terms of dangerous pesticides, there is another weed killer that is posing a danger to crop growers – dicamba.

Although not the only state affected by the growing dicamba controversy, Ohio has been one of the afflicted states.

Although the state has only received 19 official complaints of dicamba damage in 2017, weed specialists like Mark Loux at the Ohio State University Extension, an outreach arm of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Services at Ohio State University, says this is most likely because farmers do not tend to want to report their neighbors.

They tend to fault the dicamba not the person who is applying it.

For this reason, Loux estimates that there could be 3-4 times more instances of harm. Loux says, “the sense I get from people here is, ‘this is not acceptable.’ What’s not acceptable is this movement with no ability to control it.”

What Loux is referring to is the fact that dicamba often spreads beyond the intended target area.

After dicamba is applied to crops it can turn into a vapor and then move to the surface of leaves and spread to neighboring fields with the wind. Loux says that it can sometimes spread as far as half a mile away.

“I’ve seen it cover whole soybean fields,” he said.

Friday, September 8, 2017

MSM Ignores Videos Of Syrians Celebrating SAA Deir ez Zor Liberation

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 7, 2017

While the Western media laments over the recent liberation of Deir ez Zor by the Syrian military and the impending defeat of America’s ISIS terrorists, the reaction of the Syrian people – both inside and outside of Deir ez Zor – tell a story of anything but sadness over the SAA victory there.

Normally, video footage from a city that was recently the scene of a historic military battle would be considered prime news film for television. However, in this case, since the citizens on the ground are welcoming the Syrian military in droves as liberators and saviors, the western corporate media is, predictably, silent.

One such video as published by Syria Channel Today shows hordes of celebrating Syrians outside the Men’s Monastery in Deir ez Zor unable to sit still, chanting praise for the Syrian army and the country as a whole. In the background, one can see numerous Syrian flags and posters of Bashar al-Assad.

These are the people who Assad is killing according to Western media outlets. It is odd then that these victims of “Assad’s barrel bombs,” “Assad’s brutality,” and “Assad’s concentration camps” would turn out in such large numbers to support the military that is allegedly killing them. It is even odder still that they would carry posters of the “brutal dictator” that the whole country was supposedly united against. It would be incredibly odd if the propaganda against Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government was true. Once again, however, the reality on the ground, the footage coming back from Syria, and virtually every testimony given by Syrians themselves contradicts the propaganda coming from Western media and Anglo-Financier coalition.

City of Deir el-Zour, SyriaDeir ez-Zor: 'It Has Become Clear That Syrian Army is Winning the War'

City of Deir el-Zour, SyriaBrandon Turbeville Interview with Sputnik International

September 8, 2017

The advances of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Deir ez-Zor will lead to the ultimate defeat of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL), experts told Sputnik. However, the eradication of Daesh doesn’t mean the end of the war while Idlib and some other parts of the country still remain in the hands of extremists.

The breach of the Deir ez-Zor blockade is an important landmark since it will lead to the defeat of Daesh in Syria, Brandon Turbeville, an American geopolitical analyst and author of the book "The Road to Damascus," told Radio Sputnik.

"The Syrian military just have made massive gains sweeping across the east and I personally believe this is going to be the end of ISIS [Daesh] in Syria," Turbeville said expressing hope that Deir ez-Zor will soon return to normal life and "become Syria again" just like eastern Aleppo did earlier.

Brandon Turbeville interview with Sputnik International - September 6, 2017

Image result for sputnik internationalBrandon Turbeville
Sputnik International
September 6, 2017

Brandon Turbeville interview with Sputnik International - September 6, 2017

The Syrian Army has broken a years-long Daesh siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor. This is what the country’s state news agency – SANA - has reported. The key strategic city, located on the Euphrates shores, has been under terrorist control for more than three years. Syrian government troops, backed by Russian air forces, have been advancing towards it since August. According to Russian military, the lifting of Deir ez-Zor siege will lead to the complete defeat of the most combat-effective formations of the Daesh terrorist group in Syria. The Middle East country has been in the grip of a civil war for over six years now. Government forces are fighting against Syrian opposition groups as well as numerous terrorist organizations, such as Daesh.

We discussed the issue with an American geopolitical analist and writer, the author of the book "The Road To Damascus" - Mr. Brandon Turbeville.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

CNN Caught Creating Fake News Again: Adding Words To Syrian Witness’ Statement To Fit Western Narrative

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 6, 2017

Although the entirety of the Western corporate media machine is worthy of the name “Fake News,” CNN has become the standard bearer of the title. It seems that the organization is doing everything in its power to earn its position as the tip of the spear in the army of “fake news.” Indeed, it is scarcely possible to keep up with the lies, deceit, and half-truths CNN presents to the general public on a daily basis. Occasionally, however, one instance stands out so much that it cannot be allowed to slip by without being addressed.

Back in 2016, as Aleppo was the scene of a fierce battle between America’s terrorist forces and the Syrian military, CNN broadcasted a report from Jibrin, Syria where it purported to show the sad state of civilians fleeing the war that had come to Aleppo. The clip shows two Syrians – one young boy and an older man – who are telling the reporter about their situation.

The CNN reporter predictably attributes the horrors facing the civilians as a result of the eastern part of Aleppo “being under siege by the Syrian military,” not the fact that terrorists had seized east Aleppo and were fighting to the death to keep it. Still he quotes an older man who paints a less than typical CNN-style portrayal of the “rebels.” The man says, “I wanted to leave with my kids fifteen days ago but the rebels shot at me and said ‘Hey you bastard! Do you want to join the regime?’”

The only thing surprising about the man’s statement was that it was actually aired on CNN.

However, the most interesting aspect of the report is what was attributed to the young boy whom CNN quotes as saying, “We were afraid that we would starve to death. We were also scared because heavy bombs were falling.”

Reporter Who Exposed Diplomatic Flights Weapons Transfers Speaks: Azerbaijan Confirms Documents

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 6, 2017

Last week, I wrote an article entitled, “Leaked Documents Purport To Show How The U.S., Gulf Countries Ship Weapons To Terrorists Using Diplomatic Flight Cover,” in which I covered the story broken by Bulgarian reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva regarding the use of Azeri diplomatic flights by the United States and Gulf countries to ship weapons to various conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East, including to terrorists organizations. Gaytandzhieva originally came upon the documents as a result of a leak sent to her by Anonymous Bulgaria.

Her report blew the lid on a secret program to provide weapons to terrorists in Iraq and Syria as well as anti-Houthi militants in Yemen. The documents leaked to her by anonymous sources show that the Azberbaijani airline Silk Way Airlines was contracted by companies in the United States, Israel, and the Balkans to the militaries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates as well as U.S. Special Ops. Gaytandzhieva’s own on-the-ground reporting also uncovered many weapons related to this secret trade in Aleppo after she had traveled there to investigate the story.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important to visit Gaytandzhieva’s original article in which she presents scanned copies of the documents sent to her.

Although Gaytandzhieva’s report is months old, it gained wider traction in the alternative media after it was revealed she was subsequently interrogated by Bulgaria’s intelligence services and then fired from her newspaper because of the story.

Because of the nature of report – leaked documents coming from Anonymous – many readers will no doubt read the article with the mind of a skeptic. However, in the days after my own article was published, Gaytandzhieva was interviewed by Terry Bain of the Voices Network who asked her about her method of authentication of the documents she received.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SC Senator Calls Out Law Enforcement, Slams Politicization Of Police

Brandon Turbeville
September 4, 2017

When the South Carolina State Legislature was working on a bill to address the opioid crisis, the Senate unanimously voted to attach an amendment to the bill that would allow the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to work with doctors in the VA to greater understand whether or not the possibility of using medical marijuana for treatment would be useful in the state.

If one could even call this a step in the right direction, it was of the smallest of baby steps.

However, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Lobby immediately sprang to action, packing the hearing rooms and spreading disinformation about the bill. The goal was simple: to prevent even the discussion of the possibility that medical marijuana may be beneficial in certain instances.

Even the thought of discussing whether or not to discuss the possible benefits of medical marijuana brought out the dinosaurs and the “just doing my job”-bers to continue their campaigns of lies, deceit and authoritarianism on the general public South Carolina.

Of course, this being South Carolina, there is always a nice dose of puritanical stubbornness thrown into the mix as well. But what is interesting, is that the famous tagline of law enforcement, “don’t blame me, I’m just doing my job” only applies to vicious beatings, exorbitant and irritating traffic tickets, caging of peaceful people, and kicking in the doors of families in the dead of night.

When there is a discussion of the possibility of possibly lightening up by one one-thousandth of a percent on the state’s Soviet-style drug laws, suddenly the just-doing-my-job-bers start trying to do the job of politicians, doctors and constituents. Funny how that works.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Leaked Documents Purport To Show How The U.S., Gulf Countries Ship Weapons To Terrorists Using Diplomatic Flight Cover

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 31, 2017

A recent report by Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva entitled, “350 Diplomatic Flights Carry Weapons For Terrorists,” may very well have blown the lid on a secret program to provide weapons to terrorists in Iraq and Syria as well as anti-Houthi militants in Yemen. Gaytandzhieva’s report claims that the documents leaked to her by anonymous sources show that the Azberbaijani airline Silk Way Airlines was contracted by companies in the United States, Israel, and the Balkans to the militaries of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates as well as U.S. Special Ops. Gaytandzhieva’s own on-the-ground reporting also uncovered many weapons related to this secret trade in Aleppo after she had traveled there to investigate the story.

PLEASE NOTE: It is important to visit Gaytandzhieva’s original article in which she presents scanned copies of the documents sent to her.

Although Gaytandzhieva’s report is months old, it gained wider traction in the alternative media after it was revealed she was subsequently interrogated by Bulgaria’s intelligence services and then fired from her newspaper because of the story.

Gaytandzhieva reports that at least 350 diplomatic flights by Silk Way Airlines (an Azeri state-run company) transported weapons all across the world to various war zones over the past three years. She writes that the planes carried “tens of tons of heavy weapons and ammunition headed to terrorists under the cover of diplomatic flights.” Gaytandzhieva says that the documents implicating Silk Way Airlines were sent to her on Twitter by Anonymous Bulgaria.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Video Shows Terrorists Teaching Children To Fake Chemical Attacks

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 30, 2017

A video that was posted to Youtube as far back as 2013 is now making the rounds on the internet four years later due to Mimi al Laham, Syrian Girl, (SyrianGirlPartisan on Youtube) sharing the video on her channel.

The video, which is around three and a half minutes long, shows children being instructed by terrorists to act as if they have been hit with sarin gas. In the background, one can clearly see terrorist logos and the black, white, and green flag of the terrorist “rebels.”

The children appear to be in some sort of a contest with judges as a number of adults play the role of doctors. The children do their best by lying on the floor, convulsing, and gasping for air as sad music is blaring throughout the video. The children are surprisingly believable, no doubt getting into their roles as children often do when it comes to make believe.

Some of the children can even be seen frothing at the mouth and, as the adults playing the doctors pretend to collapse, other adults can be seen spraying some type of substance on the “doctors’” face which looks a lot like the froth that appears after one has been exposed to certain chemical weapons.

At the end of the video, one can see a man in a gaunt Mickey Mouse costume telling the children that everything is in good fun.

The video can be found where it was originally posted at this Youtube account.

Chemical attacks in Syria, which have all been committed by America’s terrorists not the Syrian government, have repeatedly been capitalized on by terrorist PR groups like the White Helmets.

Monday, August 28, 2017

MSM Claims UN “Member States” Intercepted North Korean Shipment Of Chemical Weapons To Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 28, 2017

The latest round of fearmongering and propaganda against the Syrian government is now dovetailing with the latest round of fearmongering and propaganda against North Korea. It seems the corporate media and the Western governments for which it speaks have now decided to go for a two-fer when drumming up justifications for more war in Syria and a new war with North Korea.

This time, the narrative is that North Korea is shipping chemical weapons and other types of weaponry to Syria in violation of Western dictates.

One report by CNBC read,

Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. 
The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained.
"The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea)," the experts wrote in the 37-page report. 
"Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel that it had reasons to believe that the goods were part of a KOMID contract with Syria," according to the report. 

MSM Repeats Same WMD Lies As In Iraq To Lay Groundwork For Military Action In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 28, 2017

After six years of propaganda, false narratives, and hysteria by Western governments and their media mouthpieces regarding the push for direct war with Syria, it seems the Western narrative is now shifting to the tried and true method that proved itself during the second invasion of Iraq in 2003. That is, that Syria still has chemical weapons even after allowing inspectors into the country and that its “weapons of mass destruction” are being used against civilians. It’s a tired bit of propaganda but, unfortunately, like most propaganda narratives, it works on many Americans.

For that reason, a number of corporate press outlets have posted a volley of articles containing headlines such as Anthony Deutsch’s (of the recent “I saw a list but couldn’t tell if it was real or not but will report it as if it is proof Assad is killing his own people” report) Reuters piece entitled “How Syria Continued To Gas Its People As The World Looked On.” The article is nothing more than a laundry list of disproven claims, suspect sources, and outright fabrications collected to present a case for Assad’s “killing his own people” with “chemical weapons.”

The article contains a number of accusations against the Syrian government that, if believed, would send a signal to many gullible Reuters readers that Assad is not only holding back on Syrian chemical weapons supplies but that he is still using them on a regular basis.

For instance, Deutsch writes,

In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump To Continue War In Afghanistan, Echoes Ghost Of Richard Nixon, Pakistan Next Target?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 24, 2017

Only days ago, I wrote an article addressing the growing tension in the country entitled “From Charlottesville To Boston, America Is Falling Apart At The Seams,” where I stated, “Once again, it looks like Trump has been routed by the Deep State. Expect more foreign policy aggression and more domestic oppression in the very near future as the Deep State grabs the wheel and helps Trump keep it between the lines.” My prediction came true only little more than a day after the article was published.

After days of being subjected to accusations of Nazism, white supremacy, white nationalism and the like simply for not condemning one violent group (and leaving the other untouched) fast enough and then for only condemning the group three to five times in two days, the Trump administration was once again feeling the pressure of a Deep State and corporate media industrial complex. (Please note, this is not to say that Trump himself was ever anything but a member of the establishment. However, there is clearly an element inside the American establishment that is acting against him in an effort to direct and contain the President and any penchant he has for independence).

On the evening of August 22, Donald Trump gave a speech outlining his strategy for Afghanistan. What he did was outline how far he is moving ahead with the Deep State’s agenda of remaining in Afghanistan under the guise of “defeating terrorism.” From heroin production to physical strategic positioning and influence in the region, particularly in regards to Russia, the imperialists in the U.S. government have no intention of leaving this country, at least not without a fully staffed puppet government in place.

After bizarre statements that sounded vaguely religious suggesting we should “open our hearts to patriotism,” Trump proceeded to unveil his plan to continue the war in Afghanistan but with even less transparency than his predecessor.

Resigning U.N. Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte Surrounded By Allegations Of Intimidation, Bullying Of Witnesses

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 24, 2017

An international war crimes prosecutor has resigned from her position on the U.N.’s Investigative Panel into human rights abuses in Syria over her frustration regarding the perceived impotence of the commission and the lack of ability to prosecute war criminals. Essentially, Carla Del Ponte is resigning because she and her panel have not been able to overcome Russian objections to framing Bashar al-Assad for crimes committed by America’s terrorists.

While admitting that Western-backed terrorists are made up “mostly” of extremists and that they have been guilty of war crimes, Del Ponte also peddled the disproven narrative that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons and that it is engaged in “terrible crimes against humanity.”

In her remarks announcing her resignation, Del Ponte, who is 70 years old, also admitted her own bias against the Syrian government since the beginning of the crisis. She stated that, when she was first appointed to the Independent Commission of Inquiry On Syria in 2012, “the opposition (members) were the good ones; the government were the bad ones.” Apparently, the woman so concerned with “crimes against humanity” was fine with “opposition members” randomly shooting civilians, raping women, slaughtering whole families and villages, and committing unspeakable acts against Syrian military soldiers and Syrian civilians. After all, she considered them the “good ones.” Only when the Syrian military began fighting back in earnest did “war crimes” become a concern.

“The Assad government is committing terrible crimes against humanity and using chemical weapons. And the opposition, that is made up only of extremists and terrorists anymore,” she said.

Del Ponte claims that the Security Council should have appointed a court similar to the ones for Rwanda and Yugoslavia but the decision to do so was vetoed by Russia.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

If Assad Is "Killing His Own People" Why Are They Rushing Back To Him?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 21, 2017

As the mainstream corporate press attempts to guilt Westerners over making Syrian refugees return home, Western outlets are, in fact, desconstructing their own propaganda narrative for all to see.

For instance, according to the International Organization for Migration, more than 600,000 Syrians have returned home to Syria since the beginning of 2017, more than the number of returning refugees in the entire year of 2016.

IOM reports that the majority of those Syrians going home were internally displaced people. After that, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq followed respectively.

The typically pro-imperialist NPR attempted to suggest that the return of the internally displaced to their homes are being forced to relocate back home by the Syrian government. That claim, while large non-sensical, is also contradicted by reports from other mainstream agencies.

IOM is worried that the “appropriate measures” to ensure safety to those Syrians returning home are not yet in place.

Of course, the real question that needs to be asked here is simple: “If Assad is killing his own people, why are Syrians running back to him in droves?” After all, when African refugees were being labeled Syrian two years ago, we were told that these people were fleeing the “brutal Assad,” the dictator “killing his own people.” So why would people who were being slaughtered by their own government rush back to it at the earliest possible opportunity?

Perhaps because they actually prefer to live in Syria than some other country. Perhaps their government isn’t killing them like Americans are being told they are.

From Charlottesville To Boston, America Is Falling Apart At The Seams

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 21, 2017

As America once again picks up the rubble from one of its regularly scheduled race riots, the hatred and anger felt by the participants is spreading throughout the country. Black/White Left/Right division is now at one of the highest levels in recent years, again drawing Presidential commentary and endless coverage in the mainstream corporate press.

Social media is on fire with every inflammatory opinion one can imagine. All social ills are being placed on the shoulders of whites, blacks, Democrats, Republicans, and people long dead. Today, lines are being drawn between racial groups, political identities, genders and the average person doesn’t have a say in the matter. Those lines are being drawn for them. At times, they are drawn by the media other times by radical fanatics in the street hurling insults, fists, and feces at anyone that dares disagree or even dares not to agree with them. They are also drawn by the average American themselves, glued to their television screens and subjected to the “other” dealing verbal abuse and violence on the “us.”

Everyone is either denouncing white supremacy, white racism, and nazis or they are bashing “commies,” blacks, and anyone on the left. Everyone is joining their “team” and preparing for battle, as if some racial or ideological coup will result in the betterment of their situation. Keyboard commandoes are typing away that if the “us” can rid ourselves of the “other” we will somehow reach a new utopia. Fanatical ideologues from both the left and the right are in the streets preaching the same message.

Donald Trump has a role to play in this but it’s not what you think. Trump, whatever he may be, has been linked with white supremacy, white nationalism, and general racism when nothing in his campaign or his presidency has ever suggested that this is the case (except, perhaps, for the nomination of Jeff Sessions who is now going after “nazis” when he himself was once considered to racist for 80s Kansas Republicans). The “left” in America immediately linked Trump with the Unite the Right Activists and demanded that he condemn only the right wing troublemakers. Trump, to his credit, denounced racism, hatred, and violence on both sides. For the “left,” however, that was not enough. Nothing is ever enough. Trump had to call out only whites and right wingers or he is a Nazi.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Syrian Military Closes In On U.S. Positions In Al-Tanf, Syria; What Will Be The American Response?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

Recently, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary forces) and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary forces) captured several points from the Western-backed Free Syrian Army in al-Sweida.

The Syrian military is, according to a military source cited by al-Masdar News, making a major push toward the al-Tanf Crossing.

The recent military gains puts the SAA within striking distances of al-Tanf and the al-Tanf Airbase in the Homs Governate.

This new development now raises tensions between Russia and Syria and the American forces illegally occupying Syria. The U.S. has not yet attacked the Syrian forces but it has openly stated that it intends to do so in the future if it fears that illegal U.S. forces are “under threat.”

On May 18, al-Qaeda’s Air Force struck when the United States launched an aerial assault on an SAA military convoy. According to CBS News,

The U.S. sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles on Thursday that violated a deconfliction zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where special forces are training Syrian militias, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. 
The Syrian regime has violated the zone two times in the past few days, Martin reports.
In one incident, 27 regime vehicles drove within 18 miles of al-Tanf, which breached the 34 mile radius of the army convoy. U.S. aircraft attempted to buzz the regime, but when the convoy didn't turn around, they conducted a strike against some of the vehicles. 

Russian Foreign Ministry Siezes On Obama's Tweet, Points Out Hypocrisy of Obama's Murder Of Ghaddafi

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

The Messiah of the pro-war left, Barack Obama, recently took to Twitter after the race riots in Virginia to quote Nelson Mandela in a condemnation of racism. The tweet, however, was much more likely a clever act of opportunism to galvanize the fascist left in their own perceived racial struggles against Donald Trump. It worked and, subsequently, Obama’s tweet became the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s short history.

One could go on and on about Obama’s history with race and racism. His entire adolescence, college and political career was utterly obsessed with it, as his book Dreams From My Father alludes to. But the irony of Obama’s tweets have nothing to do with Obama’s own sordid history with race and racism throughout his life and tenure as President but in the fact that he chose to quote Nelson Mandela in his opportunistic comment about the tragic Charlottesville clown show.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion . . .” Obama tweeted. Fair enough. But they don’t grow up killing innocent people in foreign countries either.

According to TASS online, the irony of Obama’s tweet was not lost on Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova, who wrote that the tweet had “an excellent beginning, though a bit belated.” She noted that there is another quote by Nelson Mandela that Obama should tweet, “better late than never.”

"No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do," she quoted.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Israel Claims Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria, Builds Excuses For Strike Against Assad

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

The Israelis are at it again. The Zionist settler state is currently laying the groundwork for a justification of military aggression against Syria over flimsy claims that Iran is building a scud missile factory in Lattakia.

Israel claims that satellite photos allegedly taken by its EROS-B satellite show the construction of the Scud missile factory. The location is allegedly near Latakia near the coastline.

Israel claims the photo of the facility shows that the structure resembles a missile plant in Tehran.

The Independent cites Channel 2’s experts who claim that the facility could not have been constructed without the help of Iran and Iranian experts allegedly operating in Syria. They say work began on the facility last year and that is has both production and underground storage capacity for long-range missiles. These missiles would thus be capable of striking Israel.

These “experts” claim the facility will be completed by the end of 2017.

Of course, the word “alleged” appears so often in this report because the Israeli claims are missing a very important element which is needed to make decisions regarding what to do in any given important situation such as this – proof. The photos, assuming they are real and not doctored by Mossad or the Israeli military, simply show the construction of a facility that “resembles” a missile facility in Iran. From such a simple statement, we then have experts discussing how the missiles will threaten Israel and how Iranian experts must be in Syria and how the Syrians must have Iranian experts working with them to build the Scud facility. All this because a building looks like another building that manufactures missiles located in a different country.

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. War Posture Provokes A Statement From Russia, Trump Says 'Military Option' On The Table

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 17, 2017

The United States has finally rattled its sabers loud enough against Venezuela that it has provoked a response from Russia. After imposing yet another round of sanctions upon an already economically embattled nation after a questionable Venezuelan move to reassemble the Western-backed opposition-dominated National Assembly, the U.S. is grandstanding yet again about “democracy,” “human rights,” and all the other things America tends to ignore except when it is able to use those concepts to justify foreign wars.

Speaking at a New Jersey Golf Club where Trump had concluded a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, the President re-iterated the American hostility and aggression towards Venezuela and even openly stated that the United States is weighing a military option to enforce its own agenda of imperialism upon the country.

"We have many options for Venezuela. And by the way, I am not going to rule out a military option," Trump said.

He added that, “This is our neighbor. You know, we are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary."

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino reacted with a level of shock, labeling Trump’s statements as a “crazy act.”