Friday, November 15, 2019

Sanctions in Syria: An EXCLUSIVE Look at How Everyday People Are Paying the Price

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
November 12, 2019

In 2017, I visited Syria. I sat in Damascus and listened to the sounds of mortars, missiles, and gunfire ring out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At night, I would walk to the roof of the hotel and watch the firefight raging in Jobar. Damascus residents - innocent civilians - lived in constant fear of terrorist mortars that would rain down on them randomly, sometimes destroying their homes, sometimes killing their neighbors or family members. Sometimes, if they were lucky, they would only land in the street, scaring the shop owners and their customers and sending the street cats for the nearest hiding place. Sometimes, however, it would be the last thing they would hear. Sometimes, it would be the last thing their children would hear.

In that context, I walked through Damascus and talked to the people who lived there. They were resolute, courageous, and strong. Every single one of them had experienced some horrific loss, generally of someone close to them but also friends and neighbors as well as homes and businesses. Yet, despite all that, they maintained this love for life that few of us in the West have ever experienced. “For us,” one girl said to me “life is about living. We are surrounded by death so, for us, living is enough.”

It was easy to get the sense that the Syrian people were willing to fight to the last breath and drop of blood in their body for their ability to live free of foreign terrorism and for the dignity and sovereignty of their country. I got this sense not just in Damascus but also in Aleppo, Homs, Tartous and everywhere else I visited. A few times I was even told that, if America had the guts to invade Syria, then Syria was ready. And Syria would not be Iraq.

Once, in discussion with a Syrian man, the question was asked how Syrians seem to be able to get back up on their feet and start living again, sending their children to school, working, rebuilding even as the war continues two miles away. The answer was simple: “This is Syria.” When it was suggested that the Western powers do not understand the Syrian connection to their country and their unmatched resolve to continue living and rebuilding what was lost, he agreed. “That’s right,” he said. “They don’t understand us. And that is why they lost.”


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Events Unfolding At Rapid Pace - Make Sure To Follow Me Through Social Media

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
October 14, 2019

Dear Readers,

As you know, I have been doing my best to keep up with the events transpiring in Syria over the last eight years. In recent days, events have been so fast as to preclude me from being able to write enough article in real time. Therefore, I'm encouraging you all to find me on social media (Facebook and Twitter @BrandonTurb - Twitter is embedded here on the site) to follow my posts about the situation as it takes place. The articles, videos, interviews, etc. will continue to be posted here as well.

Thanks as always for your support.

Brandon Turbeville
anticodex@yahoo.com

ABC Uses KY Gun Range Video As Evidence Of Turk Kurd ‘Slaughter In Syria’

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
October 14, 2019

As the Western corporate media becomes apoplectic with rage over the fact that the United States appears to be withdrawing from Northern Syria and the Syrian government is reclaiming territory in the same area, the propaganda coming from those outlets is increasing. Along with catcalls of Syria being "Trump's Saigon" from war criminals like Susan Rice, MSM is also attempt to frame the narrative of "abandoning the Kurds" in order to pressure the Trump administration into remaining in an unjust and unwinnable war. 

Perhaps an act of brazen propaganda or perhaps an oversight , ABC recently ran a propaganda piece regarding the "Slaughter In Syria," a phrase used to denote Trump's apparent betrayal of the Military Industrial Complex and to paint a withdrawal as an act of complicit genocide.

Alongside the report, however, was an accompanying video, that appeared to show the firefight taking place in that "slaughter." The problem is that this video was apparently taken in 2017 inside the United States at a place called Knob Creek Gun Range, in West Point, Kentucky.

As Becket Adams writes for the Washington Examiner in their article, "ABC News' 'Slaughter In Syria' Footage Appears To Come From A Kentucky Gun Range,'

ABC aired supposedly shocking footage Monday and Sunday purporting to be from the frontline battle between the Syrian Kurds and the invading Turks. The only problem is: The footage appears to come from a nighttime machine gun demonstration at the Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky. 

Understanding Syria, The Kurds and the Iranian Oil tanker

SyrianGirlPartisan
BrandonTurbeville.com
October 13, 2019

LIVE: Neocon reaction to Trump #Syria annoucement

SyrianGirl
October, 2019
BrandonTurbeville.com

What Does the US military Draw Down Mean for Syria

SyrianGirlPartisan
BrandonTurbeville.com
October 8, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Trump’s New Pullout Of Syria: Is It Real Or Just Re-positioning?

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
October 7, 2019

With the surprise announcement by US President Donald Trump that American troops would be pulling back, refusing to defend the Kurdish forces it has supported from Turk attack, and refusing to support the Turkish forces now invading, almost as many questions are being raised about the future of the US presence in Syria than existed 24 hours before.

While the announcement is most certainly a welcome development, particularly for those who oppose American military involvement in Syria, it also raises the question of whether or not the US will be pulling out of Syria entirely or simply pulling back troops from the Turkey/Syria border. Will the US leave its encampment at Tanf? Will European forces take America's place? Will America simply reposition itself as Turkish forces move in? What is Turkey's real motivation? How will the Kurds react? How will Syria react? Perhaps even more pressing, how will the Military Industrial Complex, American War Machine, and Deep State react at home?

All of these questions remain without answers at this moment but will undoubtedly become answered within the coming days.

Is The US Pulling Out Or Pulling Back?

According to a flurry of MSM reports as well as a statement from the White House, the United States is pulling back from the area where Turkey is now planning to invade. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria,” the White House said in a statement released just before 11 p.m. in Washington. “The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.”


Monday, October 7, 2019

SyrianGirl Live On Periscope - October 7, 2019

Trump Impeachment = Attack on Syria?

SyrianGirl
BrandonTurbeville.com
October 7, 2019



Epstein's Trail Leads To The Top: A Collection of Articles and Videos That Help Connect The Dots (Continuously Updated)

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
October 7, 2019

The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on July 6, 2019 triggered a renewed interest in the dark networks of sex trafficking, blackmail, espionage, satanism, and pedophilia that infest the halls of Big Corporations, banks, and government. Epstein's alleged suicide on August 10 virtually united the world in the knowledge that there was much more to the story than the general public was being told. Still, as major revelations keep coming from incidents and individuals surrounding the Epstein case, mainstream media is incredibly quiet about important evidence and implications.

As a result, I have chosen not to attempt an exhaustive article of my own, but rather to put together a series of articles and videos that are either written/recorded by highly skilled journalists and researchers as well as those in msm that may be of interest or assistance in pointing toward the deeper implications of the Epstein case.

Below are a number of links that pertain to the Epstein case and the wider conspiracy. Occasionally, I may update this page with new links.

Possibly the most succinct summary of the Epstein saga available on the internet:




Wednesday, September 4, 2019

What The Hell Is Happening In Hong Kong?

Brandon Turbeville
The Organic Prepper
August 26, 2019

Over the past few months, both mainstream and alternative news outlets have been covering massive protests in Hong Kong where tens of thousands of people have taken part in demonstrations that have since devolved into violence both with police, counter-protesters, and others. These protests have seen injuries on both sides and have now caught the eye of the world.

But the question is more nuanced than simply whether or not one supports the protests. After all, we have seen plenty of protests in the past that, at first glance, seemed legitimate, but unfortunately turned out to be merely tools of Western governments. So the first question is "Are the protests legitimate or are they a color revolution?" In 2019, it is no longer safe to assume that protesters are organic. However, it is also not safe to assume that every action of civil unrest is because the United States has organized a coup.

The Back Story

Before we look in to whether or not the protests are legitimate, it is important to understand the trigger for the demonstrations that are currently taking place. The first protests in Hong Kong began in response to a proposed extradition bill that would have seen individuals who are wanted in territories with which Hong Kong does not have an extradition agreement to be detained. Many of the opponents of the bill felt that it would have placed both Hong Kongers and visitors to the territory essentially under the jurisdiction of mainland China, thus making the "one country, two systems" setup obsolete. Others, however, argued that the extradition bill made sense. After all, since it would be difficult to negotiate an extradition agreement with Taiwan or China, it would be useful to at least provide some sort of avenue for justice for individuals who committed crimes and subsequently crossed the border to evade jail time or other punishment.

It is worth noting that the bill was submitted by the Hong Kong government. It is also worth pointing out the complexities of the "One country, two systems" agreement whereby the British, after decades of imperialist rule over Hong Kong, ceded it back to China in 1997. The British forced Beijing to accept a number of conditions such as the agreement that Hong Kong would draft a mini-Constitution and retain its capitalist system, own currency, legal and legislative system as well as individual rights and freedoms. However, this agreement was only to last for fifty years, when the agreement is set to expire and Hong Kong is to be fully returned to China in 2047.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Unconstitutional and Tyrannical Red Flag Gun Confiscation Laws Are Coming FAST

Adam Palmer
The Organic Prepper
August 8, 2019

Within minutes of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, gun control fanatics were predictably not letting a crisis go to waste by calling for extreme measures of gun control. The usual suspects were at it – Soros organizations, MSM, left-wing extremists, and Democratic Party members – but, interestingly enough, they were joined by many Republican lawmakers as well. While Lindsey Graham, a Senator who has scarcely seen a right in the Bill of Rights he hasn’t wanted to carve up for dinner, is no shocker, others in staunchly red states have also joined the call for stricter gun control measures. Most surprising, however, is that President Donald Trump has jumped on the bandwagon, calling for “red flag laws” among other egregious measures to deal with the recent spate of shootings in the United States.

The response from Trump’s based has been a mix of personality cult support and virulent opposition, hinting that Trump, if he goes forward with his “red flag” proposal, could be shooting himself in the foot for 2020. After the last few years, it is clear that nothing Trump could ever do would convince a leftist to vote for him. However, he can convince his own supporters to stay home in 2020 and that appears to be what is going to happen if he doesn’t quickly pull an about face in the manner that he has done in the past in regards to many of his positive attempts to govern (Syria, Afghanistan, etc.).

So What Is The Problem With Red Flag Laws?

For those that may not be aware, “Red Flag” Laws are allegedly devised to disarm individuals who may be at high risk to commit violent acts before they are able to do so. These “red flags” can be thrown up by law enforcement, mental, and medical professionals regarding a person’s mental state and/or capacity to do harm. In some cases, family members and others can also trigger the gun confiscation order. A number of states in the US already have such laws, Maryland being the most memorable example.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bombs VS Bridges – How Two Empires Are Competing For Their Version Of The New World Order

Brandon Turbeville
July 10, 2019

There is a crisis in the Western world. Both in terms of domestic affairs and foreign policy, Western nations are showing all signs of impending collapse. This is despite the fact that the flagship of the Western world, the United States, continues to expand its empire across the globe. At the same time, the world is witnessing the “rise of China,” an empire in its own right though no one seems to have any interest in calling it what it is.

The American empire has come to terms with itself to some extent. Through all the claims of support for “democracy” and “freedom,” the United States has transitioned to an authoritarian state at home and a rampaging military of conquest abroad. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Egypt, Somalia, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria, Venezuela, Chad and Mali all serve as hot battles for the American military (in cooperation with other Western militaries, including Australia) in service of forcing governments into accepting the rule of private central banks, big biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical and industrial corporations and forcing those nations into providing raw materials for major industry centered in the Western world.

This says nothing of the American military bases in place across the globe. The US military posture of aggression coupled with threats of invasion against sovereign nations who are not compliant is well-known the world over and only the willfully blind do not see it.

But the US is definitely not alone in this.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Leaked OPCW Report Shows Syria Photos Were Set Up The Whole Time

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
June 17, 2019

Long after the initial alleged “chemical weapons attack” in Douma, Syria that resulted in one of the Trump administration’s more notorious examples of “show bombing,” more and more evidence continues to pile up that the attacks themselves never actually happened.

Years after the alternative media thoroughly debunked the claims made by the NATO alliance and its assorted propaganda arms masquerading as a mainstream press, a leaked report from the OPCW itself has revealed that the flimsy  “evidence” backing up the NATO claims may very well have been completely staged as well.


The previously unpublished report by the OPCW entitled, "Engineering Assessment of Two Cylinders Obsered at the Douma Incident - Executive Summary" (PDF)," stated,

Experts were consulted to assess the appearance of the crater observed at Location 2, particularly the underside. The expert view was that it was more consistent with that expected as a result of blast/energetics (for example from a HE mortar or rocket artillery round) rather than a result of impact from the falling object. This was also borne out by the observation of deformed rebar splayed out at the underside of the crater, which was not explained by the apparent non-penetration and minimal damage of the cylinder. The likelihood of the crater having been created by a mortar/artillery round or similar, was also supported by the presence of more than one crater of very similar appearance in concrete slabs on top of nearby buildings, by an (unusually elevated, but possible) fragmentation pattern on upper walls, by the indications of concrete spalling under the crater, and (whist it was observed that a fire had been created in the corner of the room ) black scorching on the crater underside and ceiling.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

US Gov't Trained ISIS Commander - Did It 'Burn' Him Later?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
May 20, 2019

After his death was announced by ISIS in 2016, the name Abu Omar al-Shishani has largely faded from news reports regarding Iraq and Syria. However, at one time, one of the top commanders of ISIS was known throughout the geopolitical community. In 2015, the US State Department even offered $5 million as a reward for information leading to his capture.

However, for all the alleged desire to capture or kill Shishani on the part of the United States, it was the United States who trained him as a matter of record when he was fighting against the Russians in Chechnya and again during the Georgian war.

In an article from September, 2015 entitled, “One of ISIS' top commanders was a 'star pupil' of US-special forces training in the country of Georgia,” Jeremy Bender wrote for Business Insider,

Aside from ISIS' 'caliph' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Georgian ex-commando Omar al-Shishani might be the most recognizable and popular of the powerful militant group's leaders.

Sporting a recognizable red beard and happy to pose for photos, Shishani has acted as a very public face for some of ISIS' most notorious successes.

It was Shishani who posed with the stolen US Humvees that ISIS had seized from Mosul and brought back into Syria.


Monday, May 13, 2019

How Russia Became Involved with Ukraine Part 3

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Brandon Turbeville
May 5, 2019

This article is Part 3 in a series dedicated to the issue of Ukraine.

Part 1: Could the Ukraine Conflict be the Start of WW3? Here’s the Background on This Brewing Crisis

Part 2: The Collaboration Between Islamic Fundamentalism & Neo-Nazism in Ukraine, Both Supported by U.S – Fact or Fiction?


In the past two articles, I’ve examined how the crisis in Ukraine unfolded and the makeup of the “activists” that made the overthrow of Yanukovych possible. At the time, the stage was set to be yet another Ukrainian color revolution. Fund massive protests, pressure the President, the President resigns, and a puppet President takes his place. After that, the fleecing of the Ukrainian people could begin anew, Ukraine could join NATO, and Russia would be further physically encircled with a hostile organization pointing missiles and machinery at it from the other side of the border. The “Euromaidan” was successful.

Then Russian involvement In Ukraine began.

Despite being vastly outgunned and out-manned by Ukrainian ultra-right militias and the Ukrainian military, Eastern Ukrainians were managing to not only defend themselves but also to drive Western Ukrainian forces back. This led many to speculate as to whether or not Russia had committed troops to support the Eastern Ukrainian rebels against Kiev. Western media and the governments it speaks for began crowing about Russian troops in Ukraine and “Russian aggression.” Russia, for its part, denied any involvement beyond humanitarian shipments to civilians.

The truth is somewhat murkier, however.


Monday, May 6, 2019

The collaboration between Islamic fundamentalism & neo-nazism in Ukraine, both supported by U.S – fact or fiction?

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Brandon Turbeville
21st Century Wire
May 1, 2019

In 2019, the term “nazi” has come to mean anything to the right of Karl Marx. Even liberals who support free speech have been labeled nazis and scarcely can one find anyone on the radical left who doesn’t see a “fascist” hiding under any bed. Usually, a “fascist” is just someone with a different opinion. For that reason, hearing the term “nazi” when referring to proxy fighters in Ukraine might seem questionable. Are these fighters actually nazis or do they simply not want a Communist utopia in their country?

In the Ukrainian “Euromaidan” movement, however, the term “nazi” is applied legitimately. It is also important to note the lack of coverage given to this fact by the Western mainstream press that is otherwise so quick to label activists in their own countries as supporters of Hitler. Here, the press ignored the issue altogether. At times, the term “nationalists” were used, falsely equating support for one’s country with National Socialism.

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Robert Parry describes the nature of the Ukrainian “nationalists” when he writes,

THE VETO: Film exposing CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 and the western media propaganda war against Syria

Vanessa Beeley
21stCenturyWire
March 30, 2019



Vanessa Beeley
21st Century Wire

I met journalist and friend Rafiq Lutf and cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in January 2018 and I was honoured when Rafiq asked me to work with him on his film project, The Veto.

As Dr Shaaban said to me in August 2016, “Western propaganda is paid for in Syrian blood”. This is true. The horrifying bloodshed and loss of life in Syria could never have happened without the colonial media manufacturing consent for another illegal war against a Sovereign nation.

The Veto tracks the evolution of the propaganda campaign waged by Western media against Syria. From Baba Amr in Homs 2011/2012 until the modern day “propaganda construct” – the NATO-member-state funded White Helmets. It honours Russia and China’s vetoes that have consistently defended Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the UN.

Friday, April 19, 2019

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
April 19, 2019

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

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

As Beeley herself stated,

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