Friday, June 23, 2017

Stay Strong Firefighters, Al-Qaeda Supports You

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 23, 2017

As the Grenfell tower fire began to die down, propaganda began ramping up in England. Channel 4, long known to support terrorist organizations and the war in Syria, aired a shockingly insulting video directed at London firefighters that scarcely anyone in the firefighting community or general public even noticed. The Channel 4 program aired what was supposed to be another round of tribute for London firefighters and their bravery at Grenfell, but what it actually showed was terrorist support group White Helmets “expressing solidarity” for the London firefighters and holding up banners expressing the same sentiment.

“Long distance prevent us from coming to help but we felt London’s pain through last night’s events. Our hearts are with you. #WhiteHelmets #Idlib,” the banners read, with pictures of terrorists holding these banners flashing throughout the video.

“We were saddened to hear about the loss of souls in the Grenfell tower fire, including al-Mohammad al-Haj Ali, a Syrian from our home of Daraa, who had fled to London seeking safety from death and destruction. We appreciate your efforts to search for bodies for days in a row and we feel your pain because this horror is our daily reality,” the video continued.

The video then cuts to the White Helmets’ propaganda narrative and competition in the tragedy olympics (always a tasteful act in the wake of a tragedy) with a typical “my tragedy is bigger than yours” statement. The narration is as follows:

In Daraa, we’re under the heaviest attacks we’ve ever seen in this deadly war. Hundreds of airstrikes have destroyed entire neighborhoods and fires are everywhere. Just like you, our teams are rushing toward the blazes and we do all we can to rescue the injured. The past 16 days have seen 88 people killed and nearly 35,000 civilians displaced from their homes. A civil defense centre was targeted and destroyed, and five volunteers were injured in the bombing. As you know, it’s a terrible thing to see your teammates suffer. You have been so generous to us, donating equipment to our teams when you met with our teammates in London. We’ve received training from British experts in search and rescue and firefighting. Who knows, we might have been trained by the same people And who knows we may also be saving the lives of Mohammad al-Haj Ali here in Daraa. We feel we have so much in common. We all risk our own lives to save as many people as possible as fast as possible. Our hearts are with you and we wish we could help you in your search for victims. We send you strength for your mission and we hope to meet you one day.

India and Russia's Cooperation May Make India A Target Of The West's Terror Apparatus

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 23, 2017

With India moving firmly into the Russian orbit, the regional heavyweight is likely opening itself up to vengeful sabotage on the part of the Western establishment. Although clearly an impoverished police state not interested in civil liberties or individual freedom, India is nonetheless realizing that Perfide Albion (a moniker once reserved for England but now able to be placed on virtually the entire Western NATO world) cannot be trusted and is thus apt to go more for the Russian carrot instead of the American stick.

Evidence for this is the fact that Russia and India have now implemented over 400 joint scientific and development projects since the beginning of their cooperation initiative. This includes the recent announced possibility that Russia may offer India assistance in building the world’s most advanced nuclear reactor in the world.

In addition, it appears that Russia will also be assisting India with defense initiatives. On June 21, it was announced by Russian arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, that it will soon sign a contract with India for the delivery of the much-vaunted S-400 Triumf missile systems. As TASS reports, “The S-400 Triumf is the most advanced long-range antiaircraft missile system that went into service in Russia in 2007. It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range missiles, and can also be used against ground objectives.”

This new cooperation between India and Russia is significant in many ways but one noticeable aspect is the potential for a wave of destabilization and terror attacks that may follow the same footsteps in India as it has in other countries; i.e. Syria, Philippines, Iran, etc. that begin moving away from the American orbit. In other words, as India moves closer to Russia look for Western-backed terror organizations to begin assaults in India in order to destabilize the government there and shake up the Russian influence.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"New Chemical Attack In Syria Crosses 'Red Line' OR U.S. Crosses Its Own 'Red Line' In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 22, 2017

Throughout 2017, the United States has continued its race to become the most hypocritical nation on the face of the earth by continuing not only to violate basic principles of respect for human life and international law but also its own “red lines.” Despite Obama’s grandstanding over “red lines” and chemical weapons and Trump’s bloviating and subsequent war crimes surrounding “chemical weapons” and “beautiful babies,” the United States has committed what amounts to its own chemical attack on the Syrian and Iraqi people.

Although not specifically considered a “chemical weapon” in the traditional sense, White Phosphorous is, in effect, a chemical agent. It is used largely for its smoke screening purposes but there is also a psychological element since contact with white phosphorous results in excruciatingly painful deep first, second, and third degree burns.

The use of white phosphorous over heavily populated civilian areas is prohibited under international law. In fact, white phosphorous is only allowed if the agent is being used for the purposes of masking or camouflage. If being used as a weapon, it is banned as a chemical weapon under the Chemical Weapons Convention. International law, however, has never gotten in the way of America’s goals and, for that reason, the U.S. has used the chemical repeatedly in both Iraq and Syria for some time.

But while little evidence has been produced demonstrating any harm came to civilians by the use of the chemical by the U.S., it is important to point out that the city of Mosul, Iraq is indeed a densely populated area and also one in which the U.S. has used white phosphorous. Indeed, Western media reports have also stated that Raqqa, despite being controlled by ISIS, is heavily populated with civilians who were not allowed to leave by Western-backed terrorists.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

World On The Precipice As Russia Threatens To Shoot Down U.S. Jets, U.S. Refuses To Back Down

Brandon Turbeville
June 20, 2017

The world is now perhaps closer to World War Three than it has been in five decades as the situation in Syria is heating up yet again. In less than 24 hours, the United States has attacked the Syrian military, Iran has launched missiles into Syria, Russia is threatening to shoot down American planes, and the United States is digging in its heels and threatening to continue to provoke both the Russians and the Syrians.

While that about sums up the current micro-version of the situation, it’s important to get a rundown of just what led up to the precipice we are all standing on.

As heavy fighting took place in West Raqqa between the Syrian military, ISIS, and the SDF (Syria Democratic Forces), a U.S.-backed fighting group that contains elements of jihadists, Kurdish militants, and Kurdish jihadists, the Syrian military conducted a bombing raid near the SDF forces. It is important to note that the SAA claims it was primarily fighting ISIS.

In response, the United States engaged the Syrian fighter jet, shooting it down in what is the first U.S. shoot-down of a Syrian jet in history and the first shoot-down by the United States in almost twenty years. Whether or not the pilot survived and his location if he did is not yet known for certain although the Syrian military is currently engaged in an operation to rescue him. The United States claimed that it attempted to call of the Syrian jet by contacted Russia via its communication channel but received no answer on the Russian end. Russia claims that no contact was attempted by the U.S.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Colonialism In Tanzania: Big Ag Invades Another Desperate Country

Brandon Turbeville
June 20, 2017

As the Western establishment continues to try and crush Syria, Venezuela, Iran and the Philippines, the empire is setting its sights on a new target which is receiving itself less attention: Tanzania.

Although not in the form of bombs and sanctions (yet), the G8 is moving to force Tanzania to accept GMOs and patented seeds under the guise of developmental assistance and aid to one of the world’s most impoverished nations. The G8 is doing so through its NAFSN (New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition) which was created in 2012. Its publicly stated goal was to end poverty for 50 million people and it is funded by the EU, U.S., UK, World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One of its many partners in Tanzania is of course, Monsanto.

In other words, the same countries who are marching across the world and creating the largest humanitarian disasters of the 21st century are working with a global bank that has slashed, indebted and privatized countries into abject poverty. A foundation has crippled children in India and helped bring back polio and a corporation that has poisoned the food supply and the environment and destroyed the health of hundreds of millions of people. Indeed, the NAFSN is an all-star cast of prime examples of governments and organizations that no one should ever want being involved in their country.

The G8, World Bank and its “partners” has long been known to force GMOs onto hapless countries. But what they are doing to Tanzania is particularly egregious. This is because the NAFSN is not only opening Tanzania up to GMOs, it is forcing Tanzania to accept GMOs at the barrel of a gun.

The NAFSN has forced the Tanzanian government to change its agricultural laws so that GM crops are now able to be planted in the country and incredibly stiff penalties exist will be implemented for anyone who dares share the patented seeds. Individuals who violate the law will face minimum of 12 years in prison and a $230,000 fine or both.

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Study Shows Cannabis Kills Leukemia Cells

cannabis kills leukemia cellsBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 15, 2017

A new study has confirmed yet another positive use for cannabis. A new study has revealed that cannabinoids can successfully kill leukemia cells.

Cannabis has long been known as having the ability to kill cancer, but the new revelation regarding leukemia is important because the disease is a cancer of bone marrow and other blood forming organs.

The study which was led by Dr. Wailiu at St. George’s University of London in the UK. The team studied cancer cells and tested a variety of combinations of chemotherapy drugs and cannabinoids in order to find the most effective grouping.

The test was designed to discover not only the effect of cannabinoids on leukemia, but whether or not the order that the chemicals were given would result in any difference of results or success rates.

What they found was that cannabidiol and THC killed leukemia cells when they were used alone. Even more so when used together, their potency was significantly improved.

The study showed that a dose of chemotherapy which was followed by cannabinoids improved the results against the leukemia cells.

Using chemotherapy and cannabinoids gave better results than chemotherapy alone or than the combination of cannabidiol and THC. But the increased positive results were only seen if chemotherapy was given first before the cannabinoids. Thus, the researchers found that the order in which the chemicals were administered did have an effect on the overall outcome.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What The Hell Is Happening In Venezuela?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 14, 2017

As Venezuela continues to burn, Western media outlets are also aflame with reports of the brutal crackdown on protesters, the oppression by the Venezuelan government, and the dire straits of the Venezuelan economy. According to these outlets, the reason Venezuela is in the condition it finds itself in today is simple – a refusal to embrace “Western” democracy and free trade neoliberalism as well as the inherent corruption of oppressive rulers like Chavez and now Maduro.

Unfortunately, many alternative media outlets are aflame with much the same rhetoric, glorifying the “democracy” protesters and the Venezuelan “opposition” while similarly blaming the oppressive Venezuelan government and socialism for the country’s ills. While Venezuela has its problems – economic and governmental – the narrative being peddled by both the mainstream and alternative media outlets are the same. Another similarity between the two is that they also neglect to address many of the causes of Venezuela’s economic issues and the real cause of the protests which have been taking place all over the country for the past few years.

Is The Venezuelan Government Good or Bad?

Simple people tend to want simple answers. It sounds insulting but it’s true. Americans in particular want to hear a complex foreign policy question reduced to a children’s cartoon and questions of good guys versus bad guys. We are the perpetual good guys so another country falls into only two categories – those who work with and obey the United States (good guys) and those who don’t (bad guys). But categorizing foreign governments in such infantile ways is simply unrealistic. It doesn’t help anyone understand anything happening in the real world.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This Professor Says Raw Food Diet Will Kill You In Six Months

Brandon Turbeville
June 13, 2017

Professor Says You Will Die if You Eat Raw Food, “Not Scientific” – Is Proven Wrong By Everything

Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox Shut London Professor Down By Existing

According to Professor Steven Jones, following a raw food diet is extremely dangerous and could even be fatal. Such is the context of the new report published by the Independent quoting Professor Jones and his claims that a raw food diet will result in fatal starvation if followed for six months.

“We are the only animal who has ever lived that would starve to death if we ate raw food alone,” said Jones. “We’ve lost the enzymes and the absorption mechanism to digest raw food. We’ve lost muscular strength, all kinds of things. One of the things we’ve lost is that our reproductive apparatus is rather boring. Chimpanzees have enormous testes compared to us.”

But while it is unfortunate for Professor Jones that human genitalia is not as exciting as he would like it to be, the former head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London’s claims are patently false.

We are well aware of the tendency of academics toward megalomania but one has to wonder why even the Independent would give such a ridiculous claim the time of day.

Future Of GM Crops In India On The Table With GM Mustard Decision

Brandon Turbeville
June 13, 2017

Genetically modified mustard is now one step closer to commercial cultivation in India after the country’s central biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee approved the vegetable for cultivation and recommended that the Environment Ministry do the same.

The decision will be made by the Environment Minister Anil Madhave Dev who has the option of accepting it, rejecting it, or simply waiting for the Supreme Court to make a decision in an already pending application.

GM mustard would be the second food crop which has received clearance if it is allowed to be produced. In 2010, the GEAC cleared the Bt brinjal (eggplant), but the Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh did not accept it. Currently, only Bt cotton is commercially cultivated in India.

Deepak Pental, ex-Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University and a prominent genetic scientist filed an application for a commercial release in 2015. As a result the GEAC set up a sub-committee to examine the safety of the GM mustard and determined that it is safe for human consumption and environment.

That decision has been opposed by anti-GM groups, environmentalists and economic policy thinktank Swadeshi Jagranmanch.

Ashwani Mahajan, the SJM’s national co-covener, told Times of India, “We will write against the GEAC’s move to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, requesting them to reject the recommendation of the GEAC.”

Christiane Amanpour Challenged By Russia To Interview Boy She Exploited For War Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 13, 2017

Hyped and heaped with praise from establishment corners all across the United States, the heavily opinionated Christiane Amanpour has long promoted the line of the Military Industrial Complex whenever its methods come in the form of “humanitarian bombing” and war under the guise of “Responsibility to Protect.”

Amanpour has long been a successful propagandist for the establishment, particularly when it came to Syria. However, it seems even Amanpour has stuck her neck out a bit too far now. After the picture of Omran Daqneesh (“Little Omran”) was paraded across Western television screens, Amanpour attacked the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with the image in order to browbeat him and claim that Russia was supporter a “butcher” in Syria who was killing civilians with abandon.

“What do you say to the civilians, who are simply asking for the right to not be bombed? That is a war crime, sir,” she warbled, while brandishing the photo.

Yet, after Little Omran and his father resurfaced, Amanpour’s propaganda has fallen apart. This is because the boy’s father has revealed that the photo was nothing more than a clever photo op taken by the White Helmets for the purpose of demonizing the Syrian government. Futhermore, it was revealed that the terrorists attempted to pay and otherwise coerce the man to allow Omran to be used as a stage prop for further propaganda videos. The sharpest sting to Amanpour’s narrative, however, might be the fact that the boy’s family fully supports the Syrian government.

With these new revelations having made their way across the alternative and independent media, the mainstream has only offered scant coverage of Omran’s re-emergence. Amanpour has remained stone cold silent, however.

Saudi Arabia Showing Signs Of Support For Kurdish Fighters, Shows Possible Rift With Turkey Over Qatar

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 13, 2017

Only days after the falling out between Saudi Arabia and Qatar that resulted in a virtual blockade of Qatar by Gulf countries and Egypt, overtures are apparently being made between Saudi Arabia and Kurdish political and military units. While many may not understand the connection between the two events, rest assured there is a direct cause- and –effect between the Qatari row and the newfound interest in Kurds by Saudi Arabia.

Shortly after the Qatari isolation, Turkey announced that not only was it not taking part in the isolation, but that it was moving troops to a base in Qatar. Turkey did not take part in the movement against Qatar likely because of Qatari support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a powerful force in Turkey to which Erdogan is close to say the least. Thus, with both Turkey and Qatar engaged in supporting the Brotherhood and terrorists in Syria, it was logical that the two would retain ties.

Saudi Arabia, however, having long worried about Muslim Brotherhood activity in KSA (and for other reasons) and the country leading the charge against Qatar is thus now sending overtures toward Kurdish forces in all four countries – Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. These overtures, some analysts suspect, may very well turn into direct financial payments at some point in the future.

Although it appears that direct payments or official support has yet to take place, Saudi social media is alight with pro-Kurdish sentiment and hashtags like #saudiwithkurdistan. This is notable because, in Saudi Arabia, social media is heavily restricted, almost to the point of being state run and users are always in danger of being brutally punished for even the most routine statements.

The fact that the Kurdish fighting units are the enemy of Turkey and that Saudi Arabia might be open to supporting them signals that Turkey is going to be punished by KSA for its support of Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood. The United States has also offered greater support to Kurdish fighters, particularly in Syria, and Kurdish Iraqis have finally set a date on their “Referendum” on independence set to take place in September, 2017. Both the Turkish and Iraqi governments have condemned the latter moves but the United States has remained silent.

MIT Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Official Narrative Of Attacks At Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 14, 2017

The United States government and the Western corporate media are doing everything they can to continue to prop the disproven narrative that Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians in Khan Sheykhoun. After having their story debunked repeatedly, the corporate keeps coming back for more, even despite having a terrorist confessing to participating in the false flag attack.

Upon expert investigation, however, the more the New York Times and the anti-Syria crowd’s favorite website personally, Bellingcat, talk, the more their claims are disproven.

Around May 10, Washington’s Blog contacted Washington’s Blog contacted rocket scientist and chemical weapons expert Theodore Postol to ask him his thoughts on the attack. Postol’s response was quite telling. He said,

I agree that the footage is harrowing. However none of it is new and none of it proves that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of a nerve agent attack.

As such, this article merely falls into the category of propaganda.

The kindest alternative description of the article is that it might instead be yet another example of bad reporting that mixes ill-considered assumptions with facts that may or may not be relevant to its conclusions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CBD Can Improve Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 8, 2017

As the DEA continues to label marijuana and even the non-psychoactive cannabidiol oil (CBD) as being the same as heroin in terms of its health effects, addictive qualities and side effects, the real world also continues to exist outside of the walls of Washington, D.C. and mindless drug war proponents.

As jackboots continue to march on so does science and public opinion. Nearly every day a new marijuana-related potential cure appears on the scene. Whether its cancer or multiple sclerosis, the humble plant is offering to cure and relieve a plethora of diseases if the police state and bureaucrats would just get the hell out of the way.

The latest in a long line of diseases that could potentially be cured by marijuana is schizophrenia. Although affecting only about 1.1 percent of the American population, that small percentage translate to about 3.5 million people.

The symptoms of schizophrenia range from life-disrupting to completely debilitating. Cognitive symptoms are a major symptom of schizophrenia that involve comprehension, concentration and decision making.

Currently available medication does tend to be successful in treating hallucinations and delusions, but the cognitive aspects as well as those such as reduced speaking, blunted feelings and reduced social interaction are much less effectively treated. On top of that, antipsychotic medication has a wide range of side effects.

A new study, however, conducted by a team of researchers from the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia and published in the journal Nature reveal findings that suggest that CBD may be able to treat some of the symptoms of schizophrenia that are not effectively treated by existing pharmaceutical medications.

Friday, June 9, 2017

More Interviews With Little Omran's Father Reveal Terrorist Propaganda, Family Supports Syrian Government

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 9, 2017

In August, 2016, Western corporate media outlets paraded video of a young Syrian boy, injured in a blast and allegedly being saved by the White Helmets. That video was presented as evidence of “Assad’s cruelty” and his “indiscriminate bombing of civilians” as well as the heroism of the White Helmets.

The picture of the boy, seemingly injured in some type of bombing incident, sitting alone in an orange chair in the back of an ambulance, blood stains on his face and covered in dust from cracked concrete also comes in video form, footage that lasts for about two minutes, showing the boy being carried to a well-equipped ambulance (with English writing on some of the equipment). The boy’s story was also accompanied by “heart wrenching” stories from “activists” in east Aleppo alleging the crimes of the Syrian government and the horrific situation in the area. The boy’s name soon became known and, immediately, “Little Omran” became a household name.

It was rather clear that the child was being used as a stage prop. After being passed to the medical “attendants,” little Omran was placed in an orange chair facing the camera and immediately left alone. He was not treated, no one else was lifted into the ambulance, and no one was even in the vehicle with him. Instead, he was left to face the “activists” outside the vehicle and their cameras for what seems like too long a time to be anything other than a photo op for the “activists” videotaping him.

While the Western public was whipped into a fury of concern for one child, largely uninjured, they were able to completely ignore the thousands upon thousands of children murdered by the United States, NATO, and their proxies in the same country. Still, little Omran was paraded in front of Western audiences as an unfortunate little propaganda tool, part of a play where the other actors were the same people who behead children on camera and hang them from doorposts.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Why Has The GCC and Egypt Turned On Qatar?

qatar fast kashmirBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 7, 2017

In a shocking move, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain led banded together to cut ties with Qatar at the same time, leaving much of the world stunned. Even more unexpected was the reason given by Saudi Arabia; i.e. that Qatar is supporting terrorism. The demands made by the anti-Qatar coalition were that Qatar cease funding “terrorist organizations” (Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas) before ties are restored.

The recent isolation of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf State countries as well as Egypt caught many in the geopolitical world by surprise and has left many people scratching their heads as to why such a willing and active player in worldwide destabilization would suddenly be abandoned by several of the states that have colluded with it in the past. The answer is anything but simple but it is actually more logical than how it might appear on the surface.

The Muslim Brotherhood Element

In order to understand the recent diplomatic crisis, it is first important to note which countries have cut ties with Qatar. These countries are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Laughably, these countries are justifying their actions on the basis that Qatar is funding terrorism.

Of course, Qatar is funding terrorists much like Saudi Arabia and UAE. For the latter two countries to claim that funding terrorism is a reason for them to sever ties with Qatar is not only hypocritical it is laughably obvious that is merely a cover for the real reason for the row. Egypt, while not a supporter of terrorism, is nonetheless entering into a coalition with two countries who are and thus makes itself almost as much of a hypocrite as KSA and UAE.

The London Bridge Attack And What Is Behind The String Of Terrorism

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 5, 2017

“The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, ‘just to keep people frightened.'” 1984

There is much to say about the attacks that took place in London last night. If Teresa May has her way, however, there will be little chance to say anything. The ice queen of the common people has, in the wake of the horrific attacks, not only called for a suspension of the general election but also for greater control over the internet. Now, with British SAS troops moving into London and much of the city already acclimated to seeing fully armed British soldiers on the streets, Britain has abandoned all pretense of the “Western freedoms” it once inaccurately portrayed itself as representing. The U.K. is now openly embracing the commune-fascism it once went great lengths to keep hidden.

May, in her totalitarian speech, claimed that the internet needed more control because terrorists were allowed “safe spaces” online where their ideology could take root and blossom. Therefore, May wants the U.K. to bring legislation and pressure to bear on private companies to regulate and censor content and spaces online under the guise of preventing terrorism. Of course, the U.K. could stop funding ISIS and other terrorists and terrorist organizations across the world. It could immediately ban Saudi Arabia from funding Wahhabist mosques all across England. It could cease allowing more immigrants from entering a country that has long suffered from an enormous shortage of jobs and whose communities are the locales from which these terrorists almost solely come from. The U.K. could even re-prioritize police efforts to arrest and prosecute victimless drug crimes and focus on actual violence and terrorism but, I digress. It appears that freedom, economics, and reason are now passe’ while shutting down free speech and free thought sounds like a much better option.

There are, however, at least three points that need to be made about these acts of terrorism as well as the previous ones in relation to the U.K. Indeed, there are three levels to any discussion of the attacks at London Bridge.

New Video Destroys 'Little Omran' White Helmets Propaganda - Proves WH, Terrorists Used Boy As Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 6, 2017

Nearly a year ago, Western corporate media outlets paraded video of a young Syrian boy, injured in a blast and allegedly being saved by the White Helmets. That video was presented as evidence of “Assad’s cruelty” and his “indiscriminate bombing of civilians” as well as the heroism of the White Helmets.

The picture of the boy, seemingly injured in some type of bombing incident, sitting alone in an orange chair in the back of an ambulance, blood stains on his face and covered in dust from cracked concrete also comes in video form, footage that lasts for about two minutes, showing the boy being carried to a well-equipped ambulance (with English writing on some of the equipment). The boy’s story was also accompanied by “heart wrenching” stories from “activists” in east Aleppo alleging the crimes of the Syrian government and the horrific situation in the area.

It was rather clear that the child was being used as a stage prop. After being passed to the medical “attendants,” little Omran was placed in an orange chair facing the camera and immediately left alone. He was not treated, no one else was lifted into the ambulance, and no one was even in the vehicle with him. Instead, he was left to face the “activists” outside the vehicle and their cameras for what seems like too long a time to be anything other than a photo op for the “activists” videotaping him.

While the Western public was whipped into a fury of concern for one child, largely uninjured, they were able to completely ignore the thousands upon thousands of children murdered by the United States, NATO, and their proxies in the same country. Still, little Omran was paraded in front of Western audiences as an unfortunate little propaganda tool, part of a play where the other actors were the same people who behead children on camera and hang them from doorposts.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why Is ISIS Attacking The Philippines?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 1, 2017

As ISIS moves across the world, conveniently popping up wherever America wants to touch down, the fact that the terrorist organization is an American creation is becoming more and more obvious to many people. Regardless, the news that ISIS recently managed not only to conduct terror attacks in the Philippines but was able to seize and occupy an entire city caught many people by surprise. Indeed, for those who are unaware of the nature and history of the terrorist organization and what role American imperialism plays in regards to its activity, the recent events in the Philippines no doubt have many Americans absolutely befuddled.

The Incident

As the Independent article “ISIS-Linked Militants Behead Police Chief And Take Priest And Churchgoers Hostage In Philippines City,” reported on May 24,

A Catholic priest and churchgoers have been taken hostage by Isis-linked militants attempting to seize control of a city in the Philippines, while the local police chief has been beheaded. 
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the island of Mindanao, where militants have taken over much of the largest city of Marawi, and cut short a state visit to Moscow in order to return to Manila. 
While details of events from inside Marawi remained hazy after militants cut off electricity, gunmen are believed to have forced their way into a cathedral and seized the Rev Chito Suganob, alongside more than a dozen members of his congregation and staff, as fighting continued to rage with government troops.

Awkward! State Dept Spokesman Freezes When Questioned About KSA “Democracy”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 1, 2017

Mark Toner and Peter Kirby are very happy men today. Their humiliating performances regarding the question of Syria is now no longer the most embarrassing moments for a State Department Spokesman over the last decade.

Shortly after Mark Toner couldn’t answer whether or not ISIS was “the greater evil” when compared to the secular government of Bashar al-Assad, Peter Kirby, perhaps one of the most arrogant of all State Department spokesmen, was crushed by a reporter who responded to his calls for evidence with actual evidence. After Kirby was forced to look at pictures that disproved the State Department’s line on “activists” and “on the ground” reporting from the American media based on terrorist Twitter accounts, Kirby was forced to back up and admit that “people will have to decide for themselves what they’re going to find credible and what they’re not going to find credible.”

But while Toner gave up his title to Kirby quickly, it appeared Kirby was going to keep the championship belt of humiliation for eternity. That is, until Stuart Jones, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, appeared on the scene.

During the campaign, his presidency, and even on a recent trip to Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump repeatedly accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and pointed out that Iran is not a democracy. He stated that the Iranian people are oppressed by the Iranian “regime” which he characterized as being one of religious extremism. Trump’s hypocrisy was noted but, of course, not adequately called out in the pages and blog posts of the corporate media.

So when a reported actually dared to ask a real question of Jones, the Assistant Secretary was literally speechless. In fact, Jones was so speechless for so long that he even made Obama without a teleprompter look good. Some viewers even thought the video froze at one point because Jones himself appeared frozen, gazing ahead with an empty stare, a deer in the headlights, his mouth gaping wide open. The question was simple enough. Could Jones “characterize Saudi Arabia’s commitment to democracy and does the administration believe that democracy is a buffer or barrier against extremism?”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If Civilian Deaths Are 'Facts of Life' For US, Why Aren't They For Russia and Syria?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 30, 2017

In an interview with CBS’ Face The Nation, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was briefly asked about the view of the military when it comes to civilian casualties as it stands with America’s alleged new strategy of “annihilation” of ISIS. Mattis briefly responded with feigned sorrow at the loss of innocent life that “Civilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation. We do everything humanly possible consistent with military necessity, taking many chances to avoid civilian casualties at all costs. The American people and the American military will never get used to civilian casualties. And we will – we will fight against that every way we can possibly bring our intelligence and our tactics to bear.”

As Americans, we have been hearing rhetoric like this for many years. In fact, our society has become so habituated to our own aggression and violence as well as being so culturally degraded that statements of “acceptable casualties” and “collateral damage” actually rings as something representative of a strong leader and a dominant military in the ears of many. Such is an unfortunate reality.

However, since both the Secretary of Defense and the American public have accepted the concept that civilians will be killed in military conflict and that the deaths of innocent people are “facts of life,” then why, we must ask, is it a war crime if Syrian or Russian airstrikes accidentally kill civilians?

After all, throughout the entirety of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian military has been publicly crucified for any civilian deaths that may have come about as a result of airstrikes targeting Western-backed terrorists. Likewise, after the Russians joined the fray, the Western corporate press simply couldn’t get enough of blaming Russia for civilian casualties as if Russia was intentionally targeting innocent people.

Mad Dog Mattis Says US Now Focused On 'Annihilation' Of ISIS; Civilian Casualties 'Fact of Life'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 30, 2017

In a signal that the United States is about to ramp up the aggression in its war on Syria, Secretary of Defense, Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis has announced that the U.S. strategy to “defeat ISIS” is changing, stating that a new policy of “attrition” is over and the new policy of “annihilation” is about to begin.

Speaking to CBS’ Face The Nation, Mattis said,

Our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against Isis. It is a threat to all civilized nations. And the bottom line is we are going to move in an accelerated and reinforced manner, throw them on their back foot. 
We have already shifted from attrition tactics, where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate.

The United States, however, has long supported the terrorist group both in terms of funding and outright military assistance ever since the organization became publicly known as ISIS ( simply name change from al-Qaeda, an American created and controlled terrorist organization).

Mattis then launched into a familiar but incredibly hypocritical retort regarding the horror of killing women and children, something the United States has become quite adept at doing, particularly in the last two decades. He said,

US Drops Leaflets In Tanf To Warn Syrian Military Not To Advance, Orders Retreat

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 29, 2017

In a blatant but not altogether surprising display of arrogance and aggression, the United States recently dropped leaflets on the al-Tanf road, warning the Syrian military to halt its advance toward Tanf and demanding a retreat.

According to reports both by Leith Abou Fadel of Al-Masdar and from SouthFront, the leaflets were dropped after the Syrian military had advanced to the Shehmi area, which is located about 55km from the city of Tanf. The leaflets not only warned the SAA to stop advancing but demanded that it withdraw to the Zaza triangle.

The images can be seen at the SouthFront website in the article “US-Led Coalition Drops Leaflets Warning Syria Not To Approach Al-Tanf Town.

According to local sources cited by SouthFront, the leaflets contained sectarian expressions.

Syrian TV reported that the SAA has managed to advance in and around the Scientific Research area of the eastern desert of the Suweida countryside. The Syrian military was also able to repel an attack launched by the Western-backed terrorist group known as the Free Syrian Army in the same area.

In addition, SouthFront has reported that the “US-led forces” used Switchblade suicide drones in order to target the SAA positions with Grad missiles south of Zaza.

The move toward Tanf is significant because it puts Syrian military forces moving toward U.S. and U.K. Special Operations Forces stationed at the same location.

The base, located at al-Tanf, has been operational for around a year.

‘US-Riyadh arms deal will ensure Saudis will continue slaughtering Yemenis’

‘US-Riyadh arms deal will ensure Saudis will continue slaughtering Yemenis’Brandon Turbeville
May 27, 2017

In an interview with Muslim Press, Brandon Turbeville said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent arms deal with Saudi Arabia will ensure that “the Saudis will continue to engage in wholesale slaughter in Yemen and perhaps even engage in military operations in other places.”
Here’s the full transcript of the interview:

Muslim Press: What’s the significance of Trump’s Middle East tour? What was he looking for during his trip?

Brandon Turbeville: Trump’s Middle East tour was bound to happen sooner or later. All American Presidents have to go and grovel to Israel and Saudi Arabia at some point during their career. Obviously, the Israeli element was simply more American groveling, ensuring that the Israelis and the Zionist lobby are comfortable with a Trump administration. But the question is also “why now?” It’s been known for decades that, when a President is having trouble at home, a foreign trip tends to ease some of the pressure as Americans will be focused on the outcome of the trip. That seems to have helped a little but probably not as much as Trump had hoped. The Deep State and the leftists are still screaming about “Russian ties” and whatever else they can come up with here at home. Ultimately, Trump has reassured Saudi Arabia that all his rhetoric on the campaign trail was just that – rhetoric. The U.S. and KSA can now resume business as usual.

MP: What could you say about his anti-Iran rhetoric? How likely is a conflict with Iran?

Brandon Turbeville: His anti-Iran rhetoric was even present on the campaign trail. It was one of the few things he was actually consistent about. Now that he’s president, the rhetoric is taking on an even more dangerous configuration because now he (or more truthfully the Deep State apparatus) has the ability to act on that rhetoric. I think a conflict with Iran is very likely in the future. Iran was always next on the chopping block after Syria and, even though Syria has not fallen like it was intended, the state has been significantly weakened by six years of war. It seems like the West is working toward partition and, once that has been accomplished, Iran will start to see the sights of the West set upon it. I would also suggest that, this time, I don’t think Iran will be looking at color revolutions and proxy terrorists but at direct Western and Israeli military assaults. I would suggest taking a look at the Brookings Institution document entitled “Which Path To Persia,” which highlights some of the options the United States is looking at in terms of how a war with Iran could be initiated. Some involved color revolutions. Some involve proxy terrorists like in Syria and Libya. Some involve direct invasion. Others involve the use of Israeli strikes and provocations that force Iran to respond, and thus the United States can intervene as if it is protecting its Israeli ally. Christian Zionism is incredibly popular here in the U.S. and that rationale is likely to sell easily to a large part of the population. I highly recommend reading that Brookings document. It can easily be found on the internet.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Syria's Military Just Made Massive Gains In The East: Heading Toward ISIS, US Forces - Clash Inevitable?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 29, 2017

The Syrian military has just made massive gains in the eastern desert areas of the country, foreshadowing a major assault on ISIS positions in the east and southeast and thus an attempt to lift the ISIS siege on Deir ez-Zour. To put it plainly for those that do not follow the Syrian crisis closely, this is a huge deal.

As Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective reported,

Complete collapse of of terrorists south of Homs-Palmyra highway. Both ISIS and US/UK/Jordan/GCC/Israel trained terrorists were utterly defeated and expelled from the vital Syrian desert triangle area. The SAA and allies are now securing all key points while clearing them from mines and IEDs. So far the area liberated in the past 3 days accounts to almost 5,000 sq kms, a large and vital area, a fundamental step to free all the Syrian desert from terrorism. Villages, hills and sites that were confirmed liberated so far are listed below: 
 Al Rus hills 
 Khanazir 
 Mount Sawwanat al-Muhassah 
 Mount Qannas 
 Jabal al-Abdah 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Aleppo Reporter Exposes White Helmets, West For Working With al-Qaeda; Debunks "Assad's Brutality"

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 24, 2017

As more and more evidence reveals the terroristic nature of the White Helmets and the fact that the groups is nothing more than a wing of al-Qaeda/Nusra, the facts surrounding the terrorist support group seem to be snowballing. After in depth research by Vanessa Beeley of 21st Century Wire and The Wall Will Fall seriously damaged the credibility of White Helmets-based propaganda, Beeley herself was able to travel to Syria and document evidence that the White Helmets were indeed working with al-Nusra and al-Qaeda.

Now, independent journalist Khaled Iskef, who is based in Aleppo, has followed up on Beeley’s work by releasing a series of reports of his own detailing the information he obtained as a result of analyzing the contents of files, documents, and papers left over in the East Aleppo White Helmets headquarters which, notably, was located directly next to the Nusra headquarters.

In the series of reports included below, Iskef reveals through the documents he obtained (footage is constantly rolling in the background showing the documents, graffiti, and buildings he is discussing) that the White Helmets were specifically trained by Qatar in Turkey. Like Vanessa Beeley’s report, Iskef also shows on camera the fact that the White Helmets headquarters contained not only their own logo but also the logo of ISIS.

Iskef’s report contains a brief discussion of the M10 hospital which can be seen in the video and which was only used to treat terrorists and jihadist fighters at the expense of civilians.

Iskef also claims that a French doctor named Raphael Betty assisted in treating the terrorists as did the director of COMSYR. In addition, Iskef claims that he has evidence which shows a “deal” between the “Free Aleppo Governorate Council, Osama Talgo, Rafael Betty and Ala, one of the members of the COMSYR society.”