Friday, May 6, 2016

America's Legacy Will Be It's Downfall: Empire Always Come Home

libertyBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 5, 2016

Remember, it’s supposed to come right back here because that which the U.S. has created and maybe, perhaps, even the very reason for being that America was set up to do, is almost accomplished. Once it’s accomplished, they’ll be doing the same thing back home. You’ll SUBMERGE into the world system you helped create. - 
Alan WattCuttingThroughTheMatrix.com 

As Western media outlets and the U.S. State Department attempt to gin up public sentiment surrounding alleged bombings of alleged hospitals that may or may not have even existed and that, even if they did, were nothing more than field hospitals for terrorists, the Syrian people are suffering under unimaginable conditions. These true victims, of course, are completely ignored by the same outlets that cry and pine over the deaths and setbacks of jihadists, rapists, torturers, and murderers.

Amidst the constant propaganda and dehumanizing method of reporting “news” in the West, both the humanity and the wishes of the Syrian people are lost completely.

In a video posted by the ANNA News Agency, one is able to see footage of Aleppo where Western-backed terrorists are lobbing missiles and bombs against civilian targets, film that would never be played on Western televisions under the guise of protecting a violence-ridden and violence-obsessed public from the “graphic images” of the results of their own intellectual laziness and lack of moral conviction. Graphic images are no problem when it is movie time, of course, but when violent images come home to roost, trigger warnings are required and censorship is always invoked. That is, unless the necessity of stirring up public support for foreign wars is dire enough to warrant its presentation.

Indeed, scenes from Aleppo will only be shown when media outlets are able to twist the footage into a report on the “crimes of Assad” instead of the natural progression of acts of destabilization set into motion by the United States and its coalition. Indeed, these conditions are entirely the fault of the United States, Britain, France, the GCC, Israel and the NATO powers.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Tale Of Two Hospitals - Potentially Fabricated Bombing Incident VS Open Terrorist Targeting Of Facilities In Aleppo

aleppo_hospitals_Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 5, 2016

Over the past few days, the Western corporate press has kicked into overdrive with reports of hospital bombings, dead civilians, and war crimes all blamed predictably on the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. According to Western governments and their media mouthpieces, Assad’s forces have targeted civilian hospitals in order to . . . well . . . no one knows why Assad’s forces would logically target civilian hospitals. Still, the Western harpies – both media and “human rights NGOs” - continue to hammer the unsubstantiated claims and misinformation at the tops of their lungs that the SAA is dropping bombs on civilian medical facilities.

The First “Hospital” : al-Quds

The bombing being attributed to the Syrian military is the destruction of the “al-Quds” hospital, an alleged Medicines Sans Frontieres hospital located in Aleppo. Even officially, however, it is important to note that the alleged “hospital” was not an MSF facility but one which was “supported” by MSF. This might seem like a small technicality but it is actually an important difference since MSF (aka Doctors Without Borders) is well known to be anything but an impartial observer in the Syrian crisis. As Tony Cartalucci wrote in his article, “’Doctors’ Behind Syrian Chemical Weapons Claim Are Aiding Terrorists,” in 2013,

While it is often described by the Western media as "independent," nothing could be further from the truth. 
To begin with, Doctors Without Borders is fully funded by the very same corporate financier interests behind Wall Street and London's collective foreign policy, including regime change in Syria and neighboring Iran. Doctors Without Borders' own annual report (2010 report can be accessed here), includes as financial donors, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, and a myriad of other corporate-financier interests. Doctors Without Borders also features bankers upon its Board of Advisers including Elizabeth Beshel Robinson of Goldman Sachs.

Complicating further Doctors Without Borders so-called "independent" and "aid" claims is the fact that their medical facilities are set up in terrorist held regions of Syria, especially along Syria's northern border with NATO-member Turkey. In an interview with NPR, Doctors Without Borders' Stephen Cornish revealed the nature of his organization's involvement in the Syrian conflict, where he explains that aid is being sent to regions outside of the Syrian government's control, and that his organization is in fact setting up facilities in these areas. Cornish admits [emphasis added]:

Over the past months, we've had a surgery that was opened inside a cave. We've had another that was opened in a chicken farm, a third one in a house. And these structures, we've tried to outfit them as best as we can with enough modern technology and with full medical teams. They originally were dealing mainly with combatant injuries and people who were - civilians who were directly affected by the conflict. 
In other words, the Wall Street-funded organization is providing support for militants armed and funded by the West and its regional allies, most of whom are revealed to be foreign fighters, affiliated with or directly belonging to Al Qaeda and its defacto political wing, the Muslim Brotherhood. This so-called "international aid" organization is in actuality yet another cog in the covert military machine being turned against Syria and serves the role as a medical battalion.

In a telling interview with NPR, which Cartalucci partially quotes in his own article, the Executive Director of DWB, Stephen Cornish, admitted the fact that the organization largely has provided medical aid to the death squads not just as a matter of unbiased Hippocratic Oath-based treatment, but what appears to be a “rebel”-based program.

Again, Cornish revealed,

Over the past months, we’ve had a surgery that was opened inside a cave. We’ve had another that was opened in a chicken farm, a third one in a house. And these structures, we’ve tried to outfit them as best as we can with enough modern technology and with full medical teams. They originally were dealing mainly with combatant injuries and people who were – civilians who were directly affected by the conflict. [emphasis added]

Even assuming that the “civilians” Cornish mentions are truly civilians, Cornish’s team has also been focused largely on “combatant injuries” which is an interesting focus considering that the teams are mainly located within death squad controlled territory.

Indeed, Cornish removes all doubt about whether or not the death squads are receiving priority care as the interview continues. Cornish states,

So it is very difficult for civilians to find care. And one of the difficulties also is that a number of smaller surgeries that have been set up are either overwhelmed with combatants or primarily taking care of combatants. And what we would certainly urge is that all surgeries and all health posts also are accommodating the civilian population.

BLOCK: You mean, in other words, that the fighters are getting priority for medical care and the civilians are suffering for that.

CORNISH: Unfortunately, that is sometimes the reality on the ground. Some of the surgeries we visited, you could tell that because not only there were no civilians on the wards, but there were also no beds or toilet facilities for women. So it’s kind of a dead giveaway. [emphasis added]

Returning to the question of the al-Quds hospital, however, it should be noted that the facility has been reported to be nothing more than a “field hospital” for terrorists trapped in Aleppo in the past, the bombing of which allegedly killed over 50 death squad fighters, at least according to reports by Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective. After all, the hospital was being run in the “rebel” –held area of Sukkari.

Some, however, dispute whether or not the hospital was ever actually bombed. Both the Syrian and Russian governments denied bombing the hospital to begin with. The Russians suggested that the “anti-ISIL coalition” was operating fighter jets in the area around the time of the bombing, implying that the bombing may have been conducted by the American forces, but the U.S. denies the Russian claim.

In addition to the question of whether or not the bombed “hospital” was a civilian operation or a combatant one, there is even question as to whether or not the field hospital that was bombed was actually al-Quds and, strangely enough, whether or not al-Quds ever actually existed.

For instance, Dr. Nabil Antaki, a doctor based in Western Aleppo called into question the existence of al-Quds. After viewing the Channel 4 video showing the hospital moment before the attack, he responded that “This hospital [Al Quds] did not exist before the war started. It must have been installed in a building after the war began. I dont know anyone in the East of Aleppo who could confirm this hospital is Al Quds.”

The Second Hospital: al-Dhabeet

Yet if the pinnacle of war crimes and brutality is the bombing of hospitals, the United States was forced to eat its own words when, after only a few days of propagandizing the western public with reports of SAA hospital bombing, it’s very own terrorist pets would begin openly firing missiles at another hospital in Aleppo.

Obviously, the United States made no mention of its own bombing of a MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan earlier this year.

Still, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to condemn the rocket attacks aimed at the Syrian hospital by Western-backed terrorists, albeit in a manner which would not directly attribute blame to the U.S. proxy forces.

Indeed, on May 3, SANA news agency reported that,

terrorists fired 65 rocket shells on the neighborhoods of al-Neel Street, al-Siryian, al-Khalidyia, al-Mocambo, al-Sabeel and the surroundings of al-Rahman mosque leaving 11 civilians killed and 37 injured. A source at Aleppo Health Directorate said that most of the wounded civilians are children and women and their injuries are severe as the number of the killed civilians might increase.

Eva Bartlett chronicles the report in her own article “Hospitals Bombed: Aleppo Burning Under ‘Moderate’ Terrorist Bombs,” by writing,

Later, SANA’s correspondent in Aleppo reported that three women were killed, 17 other women and children were wounded and extensive material damage was caused by terrorist organizations’ attack with a rocket shell on al-Dhabeet Hospital in al-Mouhafaza neighborhood.” 
SANA listed the attacked districts as: al-Midan, al-Furqan, Nile Street, al-Mukambo, al-Khalidiye, Jami’et al-Zahra’a, al-Ameriye, al-Ramousa, al-Masharqa, al-Muhafaza, al-Meridian, al-Serian, al-Sabeel, and al-Jamiliye in Aleppo city. 
SANA’s Facebook update included numerous photos of the bombed al-Dhabeet Hospital, noting the number of dead had risen to at least 14, a number which will no doubt rise in the coming hours. 
According to SAMA tv, the number of murdered has risen to 28. 
Ruptly TV raw footage shows the disastrous impacts of the bombings, and–uncensored–some of the mutilated victims.




A tale of two hospitals indeed, at least from the point of the view of the West and the Anglo-Americans. In the Western media, one hospital bombing (if it actually took place) equals a war crime that warrants the condemnation of the world while the other warrants merely a forced, hesitant, and tepid complaint. Even the painful admission that bombing civilians and civilian hospitals is wrong was barely uttered out of Kerry’s mouth before it was accompanied by the requisite condemnation of the Syrian government and the elected President Bashar al-Assad.

Yet the recent bombing of al-Dhabeet is nothing new in Syria. Western-backed terrorists have been launching assaults on hospitals since the beginning of the crisis. As Prof. Tim Anderson pointed out, “Over the past five years the al Qaeda groups have attacked 2/3 of all Syria’s hospitals and clinics, plus pharmaceutical factories, many of which were in Aleppo. [Most recent one should read ‘al Dabit’] Al Razi General Hospital (state) was also hit by the al Nusra coalition, just days ago.”

Anderson also pointed out a number of other attacks on hospitals such as those listed below.

-“al Watani hospital in Qusayr bombed by Farouq FSA, back in 2012.” (Video
-“al Nusra-FSA suicide bomb al Kindi hospital Aleppo, December 2013.” (Video
-“al Qaeda groups bombed Ibn Rushd hospital also in Aleppo, on 26 April.” (Video
-“al Razi general hospital was also hit, just days ago.” (Link)

“Unsurprisingly,” Eva Bartlett writes, “instead of reporting on these documented instances of terrorists (filming themselves) attacking Syrian hospitals, corporate media and propagandizing “human rights” groups are instead filling front pages and tv screens with screaming accusations of the Syrian army and/or Russia having bombed a so-called MSF hospital in Aleppo.”

Conclusion
Obviously, the Western indignation over the alleged bombing of the al-Quds non-hospital was never anything more than propaganda aimed at drumming up support for greater U.S. military involvement in Syria and the increased attempt at destroying the secular Syrian government. At best, the information repeated to Western audiences was misconstrued. At worst, it was entirely made up.


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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mainstream Journalist Slams MSM Coverage Of Syrian Crisis: ‘Incomparably Worse’ Than Coverage Of Iraq War

news mediaBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 2, 2016

John Rosenthal has been known as a critic of Western intervention in both Libya and Syria since the beginning of both of those crises. Yet, having made a successful career of writing for the Western mainstream Press and outlets such as the National Review, the Wall Street Journal Europe, and World Affairs, work has become slower and slower as his views on Anglo-American imperialism become more apparent.

Indeed, Rosenthal has found that mainstream outlets are much less likely to accept material criticizing imperialist measures and that they are virtually united in refusing to print material that does not paint the targets of Western imperialism in an unfairly bad light. While hesitancy to publish material critical of the governments for whom these outlets often speak has surely been a hallmark of the mainstream corporate press for some time, the noose of censorship and the tightening of the grip on information has become even stronger in recent years. Indeed, it is something that Rosenthal himself has been candid about in regard to his own career which he claims has been a victim of such censorship, a trend that he sees as growing with each crisis.

Rosenthal sat down for an interview with the BRICS Post recently and discussed a number of different topics, one of them being the state of the media and western media coverage of the crises in Syria and Libya. What he revealed was that, at least from a mainstream journalist’s point of view, the journalistic culture in 2016 and the policies of mainstream outlets is more wedded to the idea of pushing agendas and suppressing facts when it comes to geopolitics, international crises, and Anglo-American war aims than even during the period leading up to the Iraq war in 2003.

For instance, BRICS Post asked Rosenthal the question:

There has been much criticism in the past few years of how Western press have covered the Syrian civil war. 

Obama Administration Set To Give Israel Largest Aid Package In U.S. History

usa-israelBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 2, 2016

Falsely decried as an “anti-Israel” administration, the Obama White House is signaling that it is open to providing Israel with an unprecedented amount of support both in terms of financing and military assistance. If the reports coming out of Israeli media are true, the new agreement with Israel would be the largest amount of aid provided to any country in U.S. history.

According to YNet News and Reuters,

After 83 US senators send a letter to the White House, urging President Obama to sign a military aid deal with Israel, White House official says, 'We are prepared to sign an MOU with Israel that would constitute largest single military pledge' in US history. 
The United States plans to offer Israel the largest military assistance package in US history, according to an Obama administration official. 
"We are prepared to sign an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history," a White House official told Reuters. 
The statement came hours after 83 US senators sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to reach a military assistance deal with Israel. 
"In light of Israel's dramatically rising defense challenges, we stand ready to support a substantially enhanced new long-term agreement to help provide Israel the resources it requires to defend itself and preserve its qualitative military edge," said the letter. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Syrian Analyst, Afraa Dagher Speaks On Aleppo, Syrian Ceasefire, And Exploitation In Refugee Camps

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
May 2, 2016

In this video, Afraa Dagher, a Syrian political analyst currently living in Syria, gives an important update regarding the situation not only in Syria as a whole but in the city of Aleppo.
In coordination with Greek-American journalist John Kountouris of Greek News On Demand, Afraa addresses the following issues:
  • -          The “ceasefire” agreement which she argues is nothing more than an attempt to buy time for terrorists to regroup and rearm.
  • -          False accusations of “killing civilians” leveled against the Syrian government and the Syrian military by the Western media.
  • -          The “Transitional Government” which Afraa points out does not represent the Syrian people, is not democratic nor is it even Syrian.
  • -          Sexual Assault in refugee camps – documented video evidence and reports of wealthy Saudi men preying upon women, young girls, and children in Syrian refugee camps for sex and marriage. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

Monsanto Set To Fight Argentina Over “Royalties” Owed By Farmers

Brandon Turbeville
April 28, 2016

While the Argentine government has recently shown signs that it may take the side of farmers over Monsanto, the international agricultural corporation is not willing to simply accept defeat. Nor is it even willing to accept a minor obstacle in its attempt to dominate the food supply.

Shortly after the government of President Mauricio Macri passed a resolution officially giving control of the analysis of seeds, Monsanto is now set to challengethe Argentine government’s decision.

While the Argentine government has agreed to collect monies owed by small farmers in royalties on genetically modified soybean seeds, the government requested additional time to do so. Even this, however, was unacceptable to Monsanto as the corporation rejected the government’s request according to two unnamed Monsanto staff members cited by Bloomberg News.

As a result, Ricardo Buryaile, the Agricultural Minister and members of his staff have met with representatives of Monsanto and Chief Operation Officer Brett Begemann to request a waiver on the owed royalties.

Monsanto rejected that waiver request but did agree to slash the royalties being demanded from fifteen dollars per hectare to nine dollars per hectare for growers who use Monsanto technology but who do not actually purchase the seeds directly from Monsanto itself.

Both Monsanto and the government did agree that large soybean producers must pay royalites. Interestingly enough, Monsanto’s stock rose three percent on the heels of this announcement. The stock had declined seven percent this year.


New Book By Chris Veritas - Wisdom Trilogy And Other Poems

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
April 28, 2016

Wisdom Trilogy And New Poems is a compendium of the works of Chris Veritas, comprised of three of Solomon's Wisdom Books turned into verse, Veritas' new poems and neologisms. Trilogy spans the ages, celebrating the Wisdom of God and the genius of Solomon, with the addition of 33 new imagistic poems.

Buy the Hard Copy here.

Buy the Kindle Version here.

Visit Chris Veritas' websites at ChrisVeritas.com and ChrisVeritas.blogspot.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Claim To Have Killed 800 Terrorists In Yemen?

saudi_arabia_militaryBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 28, 2016

As Saudi war crimes and crimes against humanity continue apace in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is now apparently attempting to gain public support and better reception from the viewing audience by painting itself as an enemy of al-Qaeda and ISIS, despite the fact that the feudal monarchy’s reputation for supporting these very same terror organizations has been documented time and again. From Syria and Libya to Yemen, Saudi Arabia has proven itself repeatedly as a funder, organizer, and supporter of ISIS and al-Qaeda while, at home, it has demonstrated that its own government and ISIS are more alike than they are different.

Still, Saudi Arabia is attempting to show that it is, in fact, the enemy of al-Qaeda by issuing claims that the Saudi “coalition” in Yemen has recently fought a large scale battle against the terror organization and that it was able to capture the city of Mukalla after killing around 800 terrorists.

As AFP reports,

Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of al-Qaida in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday.

Pro-government forces recaptured an oil terminal as well as the city of Mukalla, which was considered a jihadist stronghold, military sources said.

“The operation resulted… in the death of more than 800 al-Qaida members and some of their leaders, while some others fled,” Arab coalition commanders said in a statement published by SPA, the official Saudi news agency.


Argentina: Government Shows Signs Of Siding With Farmers In Dispute With Monsanto

Monsanto-Is-Killing-People-in-Argentina-Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
April 26, 2016

The world’s third largest soy exporter may have just dealt another blow to the multi-national agricultural company Monsanto.

A simple decree by the Argentine government regarding food inspection may signal an even bigger step in the right direction for the South American country in the future.

The issue surrounds the fact that Monsanto has been demanding that exporters inspect cargo to determine whether or not farmers had paid the requisite royalties to produce the company’s genetically modified soybeans. Monsanto is claiming that Argentine farmers have benefited immensely from the Intacta technology and is demanding that everyone pay to use it.

For about a year, Monsanto has been pressuring shipping companies and demanding that the companies notify it when crops produced with Intacta technology are scheduled to be exported without corresponding documentation proving that royalties had been paid to Monsanto.

The Intacta soybeans in question are genetically engineered to have a gene that protects them against worms that target the plant. Monsanto is demanding royalties for grains produced even by second generation seeds. Farmers, however, argue that Argentinian law does not require that they pay for second generation production and are asking the government to stop private companies from acting as food inspectors.

The Argentine Rural Society (SRA) an organization that represents medium and large scale producers said the inspections were unwarranted. “These methods were not only not authorized, but furthermore, we saw them as an abusive power for a company to be acting like the police,” SRA president Luis Etchevehere said.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Truth on the Track With Brandon Turbeville - April 25, 2016

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BrandonTurbeville.com
UCY.TV
April 26, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 25, 2016

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis in the first half of the show. In the second, he interviews candidate for Napa County Board of Supervisors District 2 (California), James Hinton.

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CA County Board Candidate Endorsed By Label GMOs Group

james-hintonBrandon Turbeville
April 25, 2016

James Hinton’s staunch opposition to GMOs has earned him quite a bit of notoriety in Napa Valley. He is currently running for Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 2 where he has made his pro-labeling and his anti-GMO policy a major platform point.

For some who support GMOs and corporate domination of food, Hinton is a gadfly. For those who support clean food and consumer choice, Hinton is a hero. For that reason, when Label GMOs Napa County issued its set of endorsements for this election cycle, Hinton was naturally their man.

In a press release announcing their endorsement of Hinton, Label GMOs pointed out one instance that helped Hinton earn their endorsement when the organization wrote:

As was reported in the newspaper, Label GMOs Napa County spent two years, from 2013 to 2015, working with our county officials on a nonbinding resolution through which they could express support for mandatory labeling of GE foods at the state and federal levels, using their influence to impact higher levels of government. However, Supervisor Luce went from having no issue with the resolution as it was written to only supporting federal labeling, not state labeling, as a result of a phone call from a Napa Valley Vintners representative. 
Even worse, he ignored our request to at least put the amended resolution on the agenda, so it could be discussed openly, with the entire board having an opportunity to weigh in. Supervisor Pedroza also had an opportunity to ask for this item to be put on the agenda, and he did not. In contrast, at the Sept. 22, 2015, meeting, James Hinton and Chris Malan both went before the board and spoke, asking them to put the resolution on the agenda. 

Obama Announces More Special Forces Troops To Syria, Escalates Existing Policy

obama syriaBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 25, 2016

In yet another sign of obvious Western escalation in the war against Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that an additional 250 American military personnel will be deployed to Syria under the guise of defeating ISIS.

In his speech at Hannover, Germany, Obama stated

Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've decided to increase U.S. support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria, a small number of special operations forces are already on the ground in Syria and their expertise has been critical as local forces have driven ISIL out of key areas. 
So given their success I've approved the deployment of up to 250 additional U.S. personnel in Syria including special forces to keep up this momentum. 
Obama made a point to state that the troops will not be “leading the fight on the ground” but will be engaged in “training” and providing “assistance” to local forces.

Obama also restated the U.S. position that “Assad must go” when he said, “Just as we remain relentless on the military front we're not going to give up on diplomacy to end the civil war in Syria because the suffering of the people in Syria has to end and that requires an effective political transition."

CNN reports that


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Regional Conflict Brewing In Azerbaijan, Armenia

Armenia+and+azerbaijan+have+been+in+a+battle+over+the+_11a859b54ab0e67139e691e2e238381bBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 22, 2016

Regardless of which side you choose to listen to in the Armenian/Azeri conflict, one thing everyone can agree on is that the ceasefire is not holding. The regularly ignited dispute between the two neighboring countries has been a fixture for years but, over recent months, has seen a flare up that is threatening to throw yet another part of the world into chaos and open warfare.

On April 5, Russia was able to organize and mediate between chief officials of the Azeri and Armenian militaries and clench a “ceasefire agreement” on the “contact line” in Nagorno-Karabkh, the area currently being fought over by the two countries and Armenian “militias.” However, ever since the ceasefire agreement was made, both sides have traded accusations that the other side has violated the agreement. In fact, the accusations of violations are so numerous that one could scarcely call the ceasefire a functioning agreement. For instance, Armenia has claimed that, in the last 24 hours alone, Azerbaijan has violated the ceasefire 50 times. There have been similar claims against the Armenians by the Azeris.

A Brief History Of The Conflict

The roots of the Azeri-Armenian conflict are connected to both national histories and the fall of the Soviet Union as well as ethnic histories and regional ties.

Essentially, in the late 1980s a referendum was held by the inhabitants of the Nagorno-Karabkh region where the majority Armenian population largely voted for reunification with Armenia while the minority Azeri population boycotted the vote. The vote obviously favored independence from Azerbaijan and reunification with Armenia causing a rift between both countries which escalated from a political disagreement and social disharmony to outright violence and eventually military operations that only grew as the Soviet collapse appeared more and more imminent.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Syrian Parliamentary Election Results Disprove Western Claims Of “Alawite Dictatorship”

1037940623Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 19, 2016

If the last nail had not yet been pounded into the West’s “The Syrian government is a sectarian dictatorship” line, the recent Syrian Parliamentary elections have gone great lengths to ensure that very few spikes are needed to finally seal the box shut.

Despite claims by Western governments and corporate media outlets that the Syrian government is led by Assad’s “Alawite clan” and that both minorities and majorities are excluded and persecuted, the truth is that Syria and its government are pluralistic and multifaceted. This has been widely known amongst genuine researchers and those not wedded to the NATO imperialist agenda for some time. Still, such knowledge has been obfuscated and largely hidden by a mass media machine intent on promoting inaccurate views of Syrian society for the purposes of justifying Western intervention under the guise of “Responsibility to Protect.”

Nevertheless, if the Syrian government was truly led by a sectarian Alawite and Alawites ruled the country in an authoritarian manner, then surely the sectarian Alawite’s cabinet and Syria’s Parliament would be made up of Alawites, right? Surely, the majority would be excluded from positions of power.

That is indeed the presentation that the Western corporate media would have its audience believe. However, the recent Syrian Parliamentary elections have crushed those claims mightily whenever one takes the time to look at the religious affiliations of the members of the Parliament who won positions in the government during this last round of voting. Indeed, the results of the Syrian elections do not show a religious minority controlling the government but a rather predictable and accurate sampling of the geographic areas taking part in the voting process. In other words, the elections yielded results that are an accurate representation of Syrian diversity with the majority religion taking the majority of votes in the given districts. Still, the majority did not always win out, as is evidenced by the fact that, even in Sunni-dominated areas, Christians and Shi’ites were able to win seats as well.


CA Board Of Supervisor’s Candidate Slams “Prison Industrial Complex,” Drug War

prison-industrial-complex-2Brandon Turbeville
April 19, 2016

Candidate for Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 2, James Hinton, drew quite a bit of attention to himself for his staunch opposition to GMOs in Napa Valley.

Now, Hinton is once again drawing attention for his political stance against the prison industrial complex. Not only is Hinton’s position on the prison industry something that clearly sets him a part from his opponents, but it was his passionate speech in front of the current members of the Napa County Board of Supervisors regarding a possible decision to build new jails in the county that caught the attention of many.

Visibly disgusted with the proposal, Hinton stated,

Shame on you for participating in the prison industrial complex, shame on you for trying to hustle us into expanding it here because we have a broken system of victimless crimes, mandatory minimums sentencing. And there’s nothing we can do about it but build bigger jails to bring them on home so that everybody else can profit. And if we’ve got extra cells then oh, we can profit too. And we can start making money off our cells – isn’t that what we need, huh? More money off arresting blacks like Hakim Brown who is providing me my cancer medicine and Gary Leiberstein wants to lock him up for four years. And you want to build more jails to take on more victimless crimes.


"Syrian Opposition" Ends Peace Talks, Launches New Offensive In NW Syria

Syria PeaceBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 19, 2016

As most expected they would from day one, the Syrian ceasefire agreement and Geneva peace talks have been broken, signaling a return to full-scale fighting on the ground in Syria.

An announcement made by the representation of the “Syrian opposition” members taking part in the Geneva talks made clear that the “opposition” was halting formal peace talks with the Syrian government and that the “moderate” terrorists will resume combat operations against the Syrian military.

It is being reported that terrorists have launched a fresh attack in Northwestern Syria in the provinces of Latakia and Hama. Terrorist forces are claiming that their decision to renew their attacks were a response to “an increase in attacks on residential areas and displaced people” by the Syrian military.

"After the increase of violations by regime forces that included targeting displaced people and continuous bombing of residential neighbourhoods, we declare the start of the battle in response," the moderate terrorists announced.

Of course, the Syrian military is not attacking residential areas and displaced people, they are attacking terrorist controlled territory and terrorist organizations. Remember, a number of terrorist groups were never considered to be part of the Syrian ceasefire. Nusra, Qaeda, and ISIS, for instance, were not included in the ceasefire plan and were considered legitimate targets for military operation. Groups considered part of the “moderate opposition,” however, were protected from SAA assault.

The entire classification system for which terrorist organizations were considered legitimate targets and which ones were not was entirely a farce by the West concocted so that Western machinations of arming terrorist brigades would be able to continue while the rifles of the SAA were silent. The West’s support for the ceasefire itself was nothing more than an attempt to buy breathing room and time to regroup for its terrorist proxies who had been sustaining massive losses on the ground by virtue of the Syrian and Russian assaults.


Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 19, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
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April 19, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 19, 2016

Brandon discusses the Syrian Crisis, Hillary Clinton, The CA Board of Supervisor's race, and much more.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Clinton Body Count

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Brandon Turbeville
April 18, 2016

Like many American Presidents, scandals have followed the Clinton’s from their days in the Governor’s mansion to their days in the White House and even continuing after having left office. While many American presidents have also been dogged by scandals that involve sexual crimes, pedophilia, and murder, none have had carried as many rumors (some well-founded, others not so much) of murders connected to them and their operations as have the Clintons.

Indeed, the “Clinton Body Count” list is so numerous that even a brief attempt to detail and explain the number of murders connected to the Clintons – either by clear and convincing evidence or by rumor – would be impossible. In fact, such a discussion would comprise the topic of a book in and of itself.

However, below is a list of names compiled by the Ether Zone website, entitled “The Clinton Body Count,” republished by permission. The reader may judge for himself whether or not every single person mentioned in this list is connected to the Clintons.

THE CLINTON BODY COUNT

Here is the latest body count that we have. All of these people have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another. We have not included any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date. This list is current and accurate to the best of our knowledge as of January 13, 1999 August 1, 2000. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

NAFTA And The TPP – Hillary Clinton’s Free Trade History

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Brandon Turbeville
April 7, 2016

Most even semi-informed Americans may recognize the day that NAFTA was signed into law as the day that the U.S. economy was diagnosed with rapid onset terminal cancer. A massive plan to bust unions, lower wages, remove trade protections, and generally lower living standards across the board, NAFTA was following in the footsteps of GATT and the WTO before it. While NAFTA was promoted by American oligarchs, parasitical politicians, business interests, banks, and the mainstream media, it was clear to anyone with a basic understanding of economics and trade or even a modicum of common sense that it was nothing more than a giant vacuum whose suction tube was aimed at the American economy.

In order to promote the agreement (negotiated by George H.W. Bush and signed into law by Clinton), a stupendous amount of lies and deceit were presented to the American public.

While Hillary Clinton was merely the first lady and, admittedly, not officially in charge of making public policy, she nevertheless supported NAFTA and assisted in its promotion from the position she held. In 1996, she visited a gathering of unionized garment workers and stated “I think everybody is in favor of free and fair trade. I think NAFTA is proving its worth.”[1]

During both her presidential campaigns, Clinton has attempted to scale back her past support of an agreement that outsourced American jobs so fast it created a metaphorical traffic jam of companies exiting the country. However, as recently as 2003, Clinton voiced clear support of the agreement, a striking act of defiance of the existence of reality. In her book, Living History, she wrote,


Friday, April 15, 2016

US, Saudi, Turkey, Discuss Delivering Anti Aircraft Weapons To "Rebels" For Use Against Assad,Russia

us-missiles-commercial-airlinesBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 14, 2016

The CIA is reportedly discussing a plan to augment the fighting capability of the terrorists forces they have been supporting in Syria since the beginning of the crisis in 2011 if the “ceasefire agreement” currently underway in Geneva falls apart. The discussion centers around the supply of weaponry that would help the jihadists better respond to the Syrian and Russian air forces. The discussion is centered around the possibility of sending a variety of anti-aircraft technologies ranging from MANPADs to less portable systems, including Soviet era – BM-21 Grad missiles.

According to reports by the Wall Street Journal, the CIA has given “provisional assurances” to “coalition members” to expand support to forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if the ceasefire falls apart and “full scale fighting” resumes, but the United States is declaring the right to determine which weapons will be introduced to the battlefield as part of this “renewed” effort to arm terrorists fighting the Syrian government.

The discussions between the United States and its “coalition members” were part of a plan that the Washington Post described as a “Plan B” for Syria if the ceasefire talks fell through and fighting resumed.

“On the eve of the ceasefire agreement coming into effect in Syria at midnight on February 27, the heads of Middle East intelligence agencies met to lay out a plan for waging war after the truce. And consultations on the matter never stopped ever since,” RT reports.

As Adam Entous writes for the Wall Street Journal:


Thursday, April 14, 2016

CA County Board Candidate Slams GMOs And Opponents In Debate

james-hintonBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
April 14, 2016

No one can accuse James Hinton of being unclear on his stance regarding GMOs and GMO legislation. The Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 2 candidate has staunchly opposed GMOs since day one of his candidacy and has even made the issue a major part of his platform.

Hinton was also not afraid to raise the issue during the County Board of Supervisors debate held in April 2015. Indeed, in a world of corporate politics, it is rare to even hear the GMO issue being brought up, much less seeing GMOs so passionately opposed. But this is exactly what Hinton did as he took aim both at GMOs and Supervisor Luce when he stated this,

Supervisor Luce denied the will of the public. We were 15 and 0 in support of this letter and he said, we must remove the words “and state” and submit this. He would only support federal labeling which we all know is never going to happen which 535 people there aren’t going to agree on this – they’re so far away from it. There’s a 120 in the State of California Legislature that are much closer to doing this and we would have been much better to go with the state support. But the fact that he denied 15 and 0 unanimous support…

Hinton then transitioned to a personal story. He stated,

And I was told in 2013 I might have pancreatic cancer – I was 300 pounds suffering from psoriatic arthritis extremely bad and I made a switch from pharmaceutical drugs to organic medicine. And to an organic diet. Everything I ate was labeled – I knew what I was eating. They were all organic, non-GMOs. And I no longer have signs of cancer – I have benefitted so much off knowing what I’m eating and selecting organic food every time so I am in full support of this and I will fight everyday for state and federal leadership to fight against the GMOs that are making us all sick.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Geoengineering Escalation of 2016: Accounts of “Chemtrail Flu” Rise

The Geoengineering Escalation of 2016: Accounts of “Chemtrail Flu” Rise
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Cassisus Kamarampi
Era Of Wisdom
April 12, 2016

Have you been feeling ill lately? Perhaps you feel mentally foggy, feverish, congested, or weak in the heart? Are you experiencing itchy skin?
If so, you might want to carefully monitor your onset of symptoms, and see if they immediately follow aerosol spraying in the sky.

It’s hard to believe, but this is happening: people all over the United States have been reporting a blatant, easily observable escalation of geoengineering/chemtrail activity in the past 3 months, often followed by flu-like symptoms. I’m going to call this the “Geoengineering Escalation of 2016.”

If you’re not familiar with chemtrails/geoengineering, you might want to research the well documented and easily verifiable history of the US government experimenting on citizens with biological creations, often sprayed out of airplanes: from the 1966 San Francisco spraying of bacteria on unsuspecting civilians, to the 1955 “Operation Drop Kick,” which released infected mosquitoes on poor African American populations in Georgia and Florida without their knowledge or consent. A comprehensive timeline of experiments on US citizens can be found here.

For the geoengineering aspect of “chemtrails,” widely considered to be the more prevalent application of aerosol technology, you could watch Dane Wigington and his team of experts at Shasta County townhall, or this 2005 documentary entitled “Aerosol Crimes,” or the wildly popular “What in the World Are They Spraying”documentary, or Peter A. Kirby’s comprehensive history of geoengineering, either inaudio form orarticle form.


Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 11, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
UCY.TV
April 12, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - April 11, 2016

Brandon discusses the Panama Papers, Israel's connections to the "Syrian Rebels," the Syrian Crisis, and Kurdish federalization.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hillary On Iran – Candidate Hillary Supports The Deal. Will President Hillary Invade?

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Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
April 7, 2016

While Hillary has come out publicly and endorsed the Iran nuclear deal clenched by Barack Obama, Republicans were probably too busy calling for nuclear world war three to have noticed. Democrats, for their part, were too busy kneeling at the feet of Obama to pay too much attention to Clinton’s statement. However, for a few observers who were of the mistaken belief that Clinton’s past rhetoric is to be believed more than her behavior and track record, her statements may have come as a bit of a shock.

This is because Hillary’s past statements were much more pro-war and hawkish than her tepid endorsement of the Obama deal, itself nothing more than theatre to set the Iranians up for an eventual US invasion once NATO is done with Syria.

Michael Crowley of TIME writes,

Clinton brought a hard-line background to the topic of Iran. In April 2008 she warned that the U.S. could “totally obliterate” Iran in retaliation for a nuclear attack on Israel—prompting Obama to chastise her for using “language that’s reflective of George Bush.”[1] 
In Obama administration debates about Tehran’s nuclear program, Clinton opposed talk of ‘containment,’ a policy option that plans for a world in which Iran possesses a nuclear weapon. Preparing for containment implies a decision not to use military force to prevent an Iranian bomb in the event that diplomacy fails.[2]


Friday, April 8, 2016

Syria's Grand Mufti Claims "Rebels" And Their Sponsor Countries Working With Israel

israel syriaBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
April 8, 2016

In an interview conducted with Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV, Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmad Hassoun publicly accused the “Syrian rebels” of working with Israel. Hassoun, a major religious leader in Syria, claimed the “rebels” had repeatedly offered peace deals on the condition that Assad make concessions to Israel.

Ever since the Western-backed destabilization campaign began in 2011, Hassoun said, the Syrian government had repeatedly received unofficial offers from “rebel” groups suggesting that they would end their operations against Syria if the government would agree to various deals with Israel.

The “deals” proposed by the “rebel” groups included the expulsion of all the Palestinian resistance from Syria as well as the ending of all association with Hezbollah.

Hassoun also added that “al-Sham” (Syria) was once “a vast territory extending from the Sinai desert to Hejaz desert and was not divided into a small state,” but that France and Britain carved up for political purposes and that the same powers continue to try and divide it to this day.

Hassoun pointed out that “40,000 Muslims from Europe are fighting in Syria” and said that none of those fighters are pushing for the liberation of Palestine. He also pointed the finger at “several” Muslim countries who are fighting in Syria and Yemen, highlighting the fact that they are not fighting for Palestine. It is fairly clear that Hassoun was suggesting that these unnamed Muslim countries were also in league with Israel.

That ISIS fighters, “rebel” groups,” GCC and NATO forces are working with Israel for the purpose of destroying Syria is not really in question. Israel has long been providing healthcare to injured terrorists, patching them up and sending them back to the Syrian battlefield.[1] Israel has also been exposed for providing weaponry and other related supplies to terrorists fighting in Syria.