Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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


MSM Weeps For Dead White Helmets Terrorists, Cries For Nusra

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 16, 2017

In between reports about Charlottesville, race war, and Donald Trump, the Western media is also mourning the loss of several members of its terrorist PR brigade known as the White Helmets. Falsely labeled the Syria Civil Defense (the real Syria Civil Defense is a completely different organization), the White Helmets are a documented wing of al-Nusra Front.

Resting assured that its regular readers are unaware of the White Helmets’ Nusra connections, Western corporate press outlets are parading the dead White Helmets as if they are an example of the “war on humanitarian personnel” in Syria which it disingenuously portrays as being the agenda of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Seven White Helmets members were shot and killed on Saturday by “unknown assailants” in Sarmin, Idlib near the Turkish border. All through rebel-held territory, propaganda vigils were held for the dead White Helmets, with participants carrying signs saying “Save White Helmets” and “The men of civil defense are used to saving civilian lives, but found none to save theirs.”

Raed al-Saleh, head of the White Helmets and notorious terrorist sympathizer, stated that “Every one of you has a story with the wounded and you have given your blood to save others. I hold all those who claim leadership responsible. You must uncover the criminals who carried out this heinous crime.”

The White Helmets claimed that the attackers were masked and that they stole two vans from the group.


Movement To Remove Buried Lead Cables Growing In California

Brandon Turbeville
August 9, 2017

A new movement is taking off in California seeking to reduce lead poisoning and lead pollution of both people and the environment by lead products formerly used by the communications industry.

The problems with lead in human health have been known for quite some time and have produced a variety of movements aiming to remove lead from toys, paint, and other commonly used products.

But one potential hazard that has largely gone unnoticed are lead cables used underground or placed underground for communications purposes. Early on, before lead was recognized as a danger to human health, it was widely used by a number of industries including the auto industry, telecommunications, and others.

Most of these industries experienced chronic lead poisoning of the individuals actually engaging in physical labor leading these industries to either increase their safety standards, reduce exposure, or eliminate the use of lead altogether.

These facts have many Californians concerned that lead cables buried underground are possibly leaking into soil and water systems and are going to pose, if not are already posing, a serious health threat to plants, animals and humans.

Many of the cables currently underground are either currently being used by telecom companies, or they have been abandoned. Possibly the most concerning are the cables that could be running under rivers and other water sources creating the possibility that lead is slowly leaking into those water systems, the environment and up the food chain.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

UN War Crimes Prosecutor Quits Commission After Unable To Frame, Prosecute Assad – Blames Russia

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Kissinger Fears ISIS Defeat Will Lead To “Iranian Radical Empire;” Russia Rejecting Atlanticist World Order

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 8, 2017

Henry Kissinger has never been one to mince words when it comes to his desire to engage in genocide, the destruction of entire civilizations, or the imposition of Atlanticist world hegemony. In a recent address given to the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security and subsequently published online in an expanded version, Kissinger lived up to his reputation for stating openly a desire to move ahead with disastrous geopolitical policies.

In his address, Kissinger spoke of a number of issues – Russia, China, Iran, the Middle East, and the “Atlantic Alliance.” Kissinger began his discussion with Russia, warning of Russian “nationalism” which Kissinger considers dangerous to the Atlanticist ideology. He stated,

Putin’s view of international politics is often described as a recurrence of 1930s European nationalist authoritarianism. More accurately, it is the heritage of the worldview identified with the novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, as exemplified in his 1880 speech at the dedication of a monument to the poet Pushkin. Its passionate call for a new spirit of Russian greatness based on the spiritual qualities of the Russian character was taken up in the late 20th century by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. 
Abandoning his exile in Vermont to return to Russia, Solzhenitsyn, in his book On the Russian Question, called for action to save the Russian people who had been “driven out” of Russia. In the same spirit, Putin has railed against what he has interpreted as a 300-year-old Western effort to contain Russia. In 2007 in a Dostoevskyan-like outburst at the Munich Security Conference, he accused the West of having unjustly exploited the troubles of post-Cold War Russia to isolate and condemn it. 

U.S. Troops On The Ground In Yemen, Bombing Missions For Strategic Alliance

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 8, 2017

Quietly, the United States has managed to turn its war on Yemen from a “leading from behind with a lot of technical assistance” program to a “if you want something done right, do it yourself” system. While the U.S. has repeatedly referred to the crime against humanity launched against the Yemeni people by Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. as KSA’s war, it has provided both with large of amounts of technical assistance, intelligence, and equipment with which to fight it.

The United States has even engaged in direct combat from time to time, including a now infamous operation that left one Navy SEAL dead.

Now, however, the U.S. has stepped up its involvement to joint operations with Saudi and Emirati forces on the ground in Yemen. The operations have been reported on by the mainstream press but in scant articles that only hint around at the scope of American involvement. This has led many to suspect that the Americans are more heavily involved than what is being made public.

As the Washington Post reports,

A contingent of U.S. troops is involved in a Yemeni operation to push al-Qaeda militants from one of their key strongholds in central Yemen, the Pentagon said Friday. 
A small number of troops are there to help with “intelligence sharing,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said, though he did not rule out that more U.S. forces could be committed to the operation in the coming weeks. 

U.S. Sanctions Bill Adds More Targets To The List; U.S. Set To Sanction Itself Into Isolation

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 7, 2017

With the new U.S. Sanctions bill having been passed by a united Congress and signed by a President allegedly opposed to it, U.S. sanctions are now all over the news. But the sanctions bill was not just a step toward a second Cold War with Russia, the bill was also aimed at North Korea, Iran, China, and even Europe. In his excellent study of the bill, “U.S. Sanctions: A ‘Loony Tunes’ Bad Remake; ‘Irreversible Decline Of The U.S. As A Global Superpower,” F. William Engdahl described the legislation as being a “nuclear barrel bomb with sanctions flying in all directions.” Sadly, Engdahl is right.

Without going into a detailed analysis of the bill, suffice it to say that the it is aimed directly at Russia, Iran, and North Korea but that it threatens anyone and any country that does business with specific elements of the Iranian, North Korean, or Russian economy. This means that China, Germany, and the European Union as a whole have been put on notice that business as usual will subject them to United States sanctions, “allies” or not.

Once again, the United States is declaring to the world that it is the emperor of the planet and any country (save for Israel) who acts in opposition to its whims is in danger of sanctions or worse.

What’s ironic is that the United States has become so fond of using sanctions as a response to the slightest dissent that it appears soon the U.S. will isolate itself so much that North Korea will have more diplomatic ties with other nations than America. If America continues to implement sanctions against any and all countries that do not bend to its will, it will wake up one day with its embassies empty, a non-existent export market, and international news reports referring to the “secretive and reclusive state” known as the United States of America. That is, if it can manage to keep its troops at home.


‘The Independent was not actually independent before Sultan purchased his share’

‘The Independent was not actually independent before Sultan purchased his share’
Image: Muslim Press
Muslim Press
August 2, 2017

Editor's Note: Brandon Turbeville interviewed by Muslim Press 

“It’s hard to make predictions here,” said Brandon Turbeville, host of a weekly radio show Truth on the Tracks, in response to what the future would hold for The Independent after a Saudi investor bought significant stakes in the liberal icon of UK media.

The news came just days ago, when the Middle East Eye revealed that Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel, a Saudi-based Saudi Arabian national, has acquired up to 50 percent of the Independent website.

Abuljadayel, 42, has taken a stake of between 25% and 50% in Independent Digital News and Media, the holding company of the Independent, according to filings at Companies House.

“Let's face it,” Mr. Turbeville said, “The Independent was not actually independent before sultan purchased his share.”

“It was controlled by an oligarch beforehand and now it is simply controlled by two oligarchs.”

Who is Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel?

Amol Rajan, former editor of The Independent, says Abuljadayel is a rich man who wants to be richer. He went on to describe Abuljadayel as “a Saudi investor seeking influence.”

“Money and influence are the two main reasons that people invest in media, and there's no reason to think Abuljadayel is any different,” Mr. Rajan added.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, World At A Dangerous Point As Deep State Shows Their Teeth

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 3, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has now signed into law what may be considered one of the most insane pieces of legislation ever to come out of the U.S. Congress. While the law itself will not result in major direct actions in terms of immediately attributable effect, it will have far reaching repercussions both at home and abroad. The law, passed almost unanimously in both the House and Senate and sat for days on Trump’s desk awaiting the President’s signature.

The bill is aimed at a number of Russian industries and also takes aim at foreign banks that do business with North Korea. The bill contains a number of provisions implementing sanctions against Iran as well. It also restricts the President's ability to tamper with the sanctions regime once it is put in place.

While some held out hope that Trump would muster some courage and actually do the right thing, the President, assured by the parasites and puppets in Congress that they would override his veto, signed the bill into law. Trump did issue a signing statement declaring the bill “"seriously flawed – particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch’s authority to negotiate." Trump also said the bill contained “clearly unconstitutional provisions.” Nevertheless, Trump signed the bill saying his doing so was for “national unity.”

Trump’s statement was correct. Except the bill is not just “flawed,” it is horrific. It is the legislative announcement of the march forward in the war against Russia by elements within the U.S. Deep State and Trump’s signature announces to the world that either the American President is willing to go along with the war or is powerless to stop it.


Friday, August 4, 2017

U.S. Inadvertently Proves Free Trade Doesn't Work; Sanctions On Russia Result In Better Russian Ag Economy, Food Independence

free tradeBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
August 3, 2017

Over the past few decades, Americans may well have become the most heavily propagandized people on the face of the earth. This propaganda push reached a fever pitch after 9/11 and has intensified with each passing year, with Americans becoming more and more disconnected from reality by the month.

In 2017, hysteria and fear over the Russians, non-existent Russian hacking, and the most insane conspiracy theories surrounding Putin and Russia in general is running through the reporting of every single mainstream corporate media outlet, creating the environment in which a second Cold War can flourish and in which half of the country has been turned into political paranoid schizophrenics. Thus, when the United States imposed sanctions on Russia for defending national sovereignty, fighting terrorism, and opposing the Western financier agenda of world hegemony, these unfortunate American souls tended to believe that America had really done a number on the Russian economy. After all, the same media that tells them daily that they are out of the “recession” also tells them that the Russians are suffering under America’s regime of sanctions.

Likewise, Americans are incessantly reminded that Free Trade is here to stay and that, despite it having been a miserable failure ever since day one, the United States needs more free trade if it’s ever going to “get back on track.” The few Americans who remember such things as tariffs are told that tariffs are dangerous relics of a bygone era of scary “nationalism” and even that they are racist. Indeed, the river of propaganda runs thick in America.

But what about these issues? What can we learn from the actual data and from the actual chain of events?


Pentagon, State Dept. Submit Proposals To Arm Ukraine Against Russia In New Provocation

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 1, 2017

As the Syrian military moves further east and clinches yet more territory from America’s terrorists, the United States establishment is now moving to escalate its provocations in another part of the world – Ukraine. Of course, despite the fact that Russia has launched a massive military operation to protect its strategic interests in Syria, the U.S. terror establishment is attempting to provide more arms and equipment to fascists in Ukraine in a clear effort to push NATO literally up to the Russian border.

It is currently being reported by numerous corporate outlets such as the New York Times that both the Pentagon and the State Department are proposing a plan to the White House that would see the U.S. supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other arms. The transfer would also include antiaircraft systems described as “defensive weaponry.”

Fighting between Ukrainian fascist forces allied with Ukraine proper and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region has escalated in recent days and the proposal comes amidst an atmosphere of tension between the U.S. and Russia, itself being escalated by a monstrous and telling sanctions bill passed by Congress and an order by Putin to reduce diplomatic staff with the United States as a response.

As of yet, no decisions have been made by the White House but plans have been submitted by both the State Department and the Pentagon. The New York Times, citing an unnamed Defense Department official said it was not clear whether or not Trump had even been briefed about the proposal.

While any sane individual would oppose such a proposal (even Obama refused to send in a similar type of weaponry being proposed today, instead opting for “nonlethal” aid), the American Deep State and the U.S. Congress have become virtually united in insanity, bringing along a sizeable portion of the American public along with them. Donald Trump is a known wildcard but, as his Tomahawk missile launch against Syria demonstrated, his wildcard behavior very easily translates to provocations that could result in a thermonuclear third world war.


Vaccine Rights Movement Needs A Worldwide United Front

Brandon Turbeville
July 31, 2017

As Big Pharma gains more and more control over national governments, and authoritarianism becomes the order of the day, parents who are concerned about the safety of vaccines are watching their freedom and ability to protect their children from their harmful effects.

Indeed, it seems that the entire Western world is slowly watching the iron curtain being drawn around them on a number of issues, vaccines being one of them.

Both inside the United States and outside, governments are cracking down on individual rights by passing laws that make it difficult to choose whether or not to vaccinate and to even outright compel and force vaccines on children.

Across the Western world alone, 15 countries have mandatory and compulsory vaccination laws. The number is increasing and the laws are getting tougher.

And it isn’t just governments involved in the violation of rights – big corporations, academia and the media have all conspired to propagandize, silence anyone who dares question the sacred cow of vaccination.

For that reason, many parents and individuals may feel completely alone in their decisions and concerns and may feel helpless to do anything about the growing assault on parental rights and personal liberty.

There are a number of organizations, however, that are trying to fight back, but they are generally small in number and their effect is limited, particularly, when faced with Big Pharma money and government steamrolling efforts.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

U.S. Blocks Security Council Resolution Condemning Terror Attacks On Russian Embassy

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2017

In a telling display, the United States has actually blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned the July shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus by terrorist forces.

Terrorists launched a series of mortar attacks on the Russian embassy on July 24 and 25 of this year. Although terrorists have attacked the Russian embassy in the past, the recent attacks came during the backdrop of international peace talks and negotiations that heavily involved Russia as a key player.

Despite baying that it is the world’s leading soldier in the fight against terrorism on a daily basis, the U.S. and a number of other states actually blocked a U.N. Security Council resolution submitted by the Russians on grounds that they objected to the language used in the resolution.

Russian Press Secretary Fyodor Strzhizhovsky stated that the text proposed by Russia was “on standard wording regarding counter-terrorism and immunity of diplomatic missions.”

“With regret, we have to state that certain Security Council members have again refused to consider the Russian version of the project under the contrived pretext of the lack of evidence supporting the [version of the] terrorist nature of the attacks. It was suggested that all important provisions of the project should be deleted. Under these circumstances, the Russian side considers further work on this document useless,” he said.

“Alas, despite our partners’ statements of viewing anti-terrorism struggle as their priority, they repeatedly try to protect those who they probably think may be useful in their devastating geopolitical plans regarding Syria. It’s high time they demonstrated their commitment to a political settlement of the Syrian conflict by words, not deeds and tried to join forces in counteracting terrorism,” he added.


U.S. Backed SDF Launches Artillery Strike Against Syrian Army

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2017

America’s Kurdish/Arab terrorist brigades are so intent on “defeating ISIS” that they don’t seem to be able to stop themselves from attacking the forces that are actually defeating ISIS.

Despite allegedly existing to be the spearhead against the Islamic State, another Western-backed terrorist group, the SDF actually serves to provide convenient name change for occupying forces in Raqqa and the rest of Eastern Syria as well as to create a situation in which the country will be divided into ethnic enclaves.

Conflict has broken out between the SDF and the SAA several times in the past as the SDF remains intent on holding Syrian territory under its control at the behest of the United States.

However, on July 27, four Syrian soldiers were killed by SDF artillery fire aimed at Syrian military positions.

The attack took place at the “contact line” between Syrian and SDF forces located in the southern Tabaqa region although the exact location of the attack has not yet been confirmed.

The names of the Syrian soldiers killed by the SDF are Captain Hussam Al-Ali, Muhammad Al-Hammoud, Safwan Al-Diyab and Azar Ahmad.

Currently, it is not yet clear whether or not the attack is part of a larger strategy of conflict by the Western-backed terrorist forces or merely a random launch of artillery fire against the SAA by the SDF.


Friday, July 28, 2017

LGBT Brigades In Syria? Western Anarcho-Leftists Cutting Their Teeth With Western-Backed Kurdish YPG

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2017

The Western corporate press is now having a field day promoting the latest Western incarnation of destabilization in Syria – the new “anti-ISIS” LGBT brigades. No, this isn’t a prank. According to a number of sources, LGBT brigades of fighters in Syria are now joining forces with Western-backed Kurdish fighters in order “fight back against ISIS” for the persecution of homosexuals under jihadist rule as well as attacks on communities outside of terrorist jurisdiction.

Still, while the Western media is hyping the new brigades as an example of empowerment and anti-terrorist heroism, there is much more to the story than meets the eye. In addition, it involves a number of different factions and Western intelligence activity both at home and abroad.

Who Are The LGBT Brigades?

According to corporate outlets like the Daily Beast, the LGBT brigades are made up of “international volunteers” branding itself as the Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army (TQILA). The group appears to be an offshoot from the International People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), who announced the creation of TQILA. IRPGF itself is a member of the International Freedom Battalion, a group of foreign fighters who have traveled across the world to join Kurdish fighters, the YPG, in Syria. The goal of these groups is not so much to “defeat ISIS” but to aid in the creation of the bizarre anarcho-leftist state desired by the Kurdish fighters.

A statement posted by TQILA on the group’s Twitter page said that its members “seek to smash the gender binary and advance the women’s revolution as well as the broader gender and sexual revolution.”


Despite Public Opposition, Big Ag Makes Inroads In China

gmos chinaBrandon Turbeville
July 24, 2017

As Big Ag shows signs of losing power in a number of different countries it is gaining more and more of a foothold in the two biggest economies on the face of the earth; United States and China.

In a period that was little over a month, China has approved two new new GMO crops for use and import. Syngenta’s 5307 Insect Resistant Corn which is sold under the Agrisure Duracade and Monsanto’s 87427 Glyphosate-Resistant Corn sold under the Roundup Ready brand were approved for a period of three years.

This brings the total number of GMO approvals to four after the Chinese government approved Dow Chemical Co’s Enlist Corn and Monsanto’s Vistiv Gold Soybeans which were approved last month.

Despite making mass inroads in to the world’s largest or second largest economy, Big Ag is disappointed because four other products owned by Monsanto, DuPont and Dow are still on a waiting list for approval.

DuPont is hoping its Pioneer Insect Resistant Corn will eventually be approved while Dow is pushing for Enlist Soybeans. Monsanto is hoping to see two alfalfa products approved as well.

Big Ag obviously hoped that China’s National Biosafety Committee would approve all of the products.

After it became clear that only two new products were being approved, the companies have begun complaining that China’s approval process is not “transparent” enough.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cutting Through The Matrix - Alan Watt - July 16, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
CuttingThroughTheMatrix.com
July 16, 2017

Cutting Through The Matrix - Alan Watt - July 16, 2017

"Cutting Through the Matrix" with Alan Watt
(Blurb, i.e. Educational Talk)
"A Few Stories for Your Perusal,
Novus Ordo Progresses as Usual"
© Alan Watt July 16, 2017
*Title & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - July 16, 2017 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)




Herbal Coffee Controversy Reveals Fragility Of American Health

coffee viagraBrandon Turbeville
July 21, 2017

A new story is sweeping the news regarding a controversial “herbal coffee.”

Recently, New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, which was marketed as a male enhancement product has come under fire by the FDA for including undisclosed ingredients. the most notable ingredient not mentioned on the label is desmethyl carbodenafil, a compound that is structurally similar to the active ingredient to Viagra.

In addition, the coffee product also contains milk, although it is not listed as an ingredient on the packaging.

So before anyone rises up in arms against the FDA, it appears the agency is actually doing its job for once, i.e., ensuring that consumers know what they are consuming.

Regardless of how the FDA intends to pursue the issue, most reasonable people would not argue that Bestherbs Coffee LLC should not be able to sell its product with both milk and Viagra-like ingredients. Most reasonable people would also argue that they should inform consumers that their product contains these ingredients.

Bestherbs has voluntarily recalled the product nationwide, and the FDA is mostly concerned with the fact that desmethyl carbodenafil could pose a number of health issues when mixed with nitrates. Unfortunately many men with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are prescribed nitrates to deal with their illness. The FDA is also concerned that the presence of milk could affect consumers with dairy allergies.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Trump Ends CIA Program Of Funding Terrorists In Syria; Will Things Actually Change?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 20, 2017

Setting off a predictable fire in the Western corporate media, there is now weeping and wailing over the new Trump decision to end the policy of the CIA arming terrorists in Syria. Mainstream outlets are now leaping over themselves to demonize Trump, Assad, Putin, and Russia in general. According to some outlets and analysts, Trump has “fallen into a Russian trap” by directing the CIA to stop funding terrorists. If that sounds ridiculous, it’s because it is.

Still, while the new policy is cause for celebration, the fact is that there is more to the story than what is being reported both in the mainstream and alternative press outlets. Many individuals who have opposed the war in Syria are now celebrating the end of the Syrian war and Trump as an anti-war peacemaker. Others simply do not believe that the change in policy is relevant. The reality, however, is most likely something in between. In order to understand the significance of Trump’s new decision, it is important to look at facts and history so that one may understand the direction in which we are headed in regards to Syria.

The New Policy

President Donald Trump decided to end the CIA’s “covert” program of arming and training terrorists (aka, “Moderate Rebels”) in Syria. The program is set to be phased out over a period of a few months. The western corporate press is, of course, reporting the news as if the family dog just died. Notorious pro-terrorist and pro-war commentator and senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, Charles Lister, even described the decision as a “Russian Trap.”

“We are falling into a Russian trap,” he said. We are making the moderate resistance more and more vulnerable ... We are really cutting them off at the neck.” We assume Lister was not aware of the phrasing of the latter part of his statement given the history of his terrorist friends in Syria since 2011.


Anti-Assad Propagandists Use 7-Year-Old Girl As Propaganda Tool – Narrative Proven False

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 19, 2017

Ever since the start of the Syrian crisis, the Western corporate media has presented the public with a number of human symbols of “Assad’s brutality” and the Syrian government’s “Crimes against humanity.” One by one, these symbols have been revealed to be the frauds that they are whether it is “Syria Danny,” “Gay Girl In Damascus,” “Little Omran,” or others.

One of the more recent propaganda stunts is the use of a seven-year-old girl named Bana al-Abed. Bana’s alleged Twitter feed has been used and cited by the Western media as not only a tired symbol of the “evil Assad government” but as a rather transparent tool of anti-Syrian propaganda. However, as time moves on, the little Twitter star is being revealed for being much different than what is presented by Western media outlets. In fact, it is rather clear by now that Bana is not a precocious little girl just trying to survive the war but that she (her social media profile) is actually an adult(s), adult terrorist(s), and perhaps a network of people not only connected to terrorist organizations but also to Western intelligence.

Bana al-Abed

Bana’s propaganda story began in September, 2016 when a supposed seven year old girl began allegedly tweeting from Eastern Aleppo (terrorist held area) about the tragedy of living under “Assad’s day to day bombing” and “war crimes.” The official narrative regarding Bana is that she lived with her parents and two brothers and that her mother, Fatemah, manages her Twitter account. Her father, Ghassan, allegedly worked in the “legal department of the local council.”


Turkish News Reveals Location of Ten U.S. Bases, Troop Numbers In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 19, 2017

Ever since the United States began openly arming and working with Kurdish fanatics in Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS,” Turkey has shown signs of irritation, concern, and outright anger towards America. This is because the Turks fear any support given to Kurds from outside forces will embolden them to renew their fight for a Kurdistan entity carved out of Turkish territory. Indeed, Turkey is also concerned that any arming of the YPG/PYD forces in Syria will necessarily act as a conduit for weapons making their way to the PKK in Turkey.

Indeed, in a meeting of the Turkish National Security Council on Monday, a statement was released alleging that weapons given by the U.S. to the YPG had found their way to PKK fighters. “This shows that both are the same organization,” the statement said. It also added that other countries were using a “double standard” for how the treat terror groups, a rather obvious reference to the United States and its position on Kurdish fighters.

Thus, after a series of diplomatic spats, the relationship between Turkey and the United States has become more and more tense and less reliable than at other time during the course of the Syrian crisis with Turkey warming up to Russia on top of an icier relationship with the U.S.

On Monday, however, Turkish papers released a bombshell article revealing the number and location of U.S. bases inside Syria, even listing the number of troops housed in each base. Only last week, I reported that a number of sources had put the number of U.S. bases in Syria as up to nine. The Turkish report raises the count of American bases to ten.


Russia Questions OPCW’s Omission Of White Helmets Video Used To Justify U.S. Strike On Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 18, 2017

Although any shred of investigation regarding the chemical incident in Khan Sheykhoun, Syria reveals that the Syrian government did not use chemical weapons, it has not stopped the United States and its allies as well as the western corporate media from reporting claims that Assad personally ordered chemical attacks against civilians in a non-strategic location with chemical weapons he no longer has.

After the OPCW determined that sarin gas was indeed used, Western media has been alight with propaganda, hysterics and worries over “crimes against humanity.” This is all despite the fact that there were no on the ground investigators from the OPCW and the only samples they came in contact with were those provided to them by terrorists and terrorist supporting NGOs.

But what is also interesting is the lack of video evidence used by the OPCW in their report. After all, the White Helmets, al-Nusra’s propaganda wing, provided Western media and governments with a number of videos designed to pull at the heartstrings of viewers and to portray the Syrian military as having used chemical weapons. Those videos were all over the internet in the days after the incident, so why were they not included in the OPCW Fact Finding Mission report?

Russian officials are now asking the same question. If the video, which Donald Trump allegedly watched and inspired to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian military, is not significant enough to be included in a report about the incident, how is it significant enough to justify bombing and killing innocent people overseas and risking World War Three?

Alexander Shulgin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW asked this very question at a recent meeting of the OPCW. He asked,


DPR, LPR Separatists In East Ukraine Declare New Country “Malorossiya”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 18, 2017

On July 18, Donetsk People’s Republic leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, announced the creation of a new country that will be made up of the DPR and LPR regions in Eastern Ukraine. The new country will be called “Malorossiya” or “Little Russia.” Local leadership is describing the country as a “successor state” to Ukraine.

Zakharchenko is proposing a three-year transition period toward the creation of the new state as a way to settle the ongoing conflict.

"We propose to establish the state of Malorossiya. Malorossiya is an independent young state. A transition period of up to 3 years," Zakharchenko told reporters.

Zakharchenko said that discussions taking place within the DPR have “come to the conclusion that Ukraine has shown itself as a failed state” and called on the international community to support the new proposal.

"We should be supported by the residents of the regions. This solution is possible provided that the international community supports the idea," he said.

Malorossiya has been declared a sovereign federation of states, with Donetsk being the capitol. The Malorossiyan constitution will be drafted and subsequently debated and put up for referendum and public discussion. Central authorities will be in charge of the government’s budget, army, and security forces said Alexander Timofeev, DPR Income and Charges Minister.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vaccine Rant: Yet Another Reason Why John Oliver Is A Total Douchebag

john oliver vaccinesBrandon Turbeville
July 14, 2017

John Oliver first made his big splash on the Daily Show when he was a welcome diversion between John Stewart’s wonky facial expressions and jeery comedy routines. He since graduated to have his own show Last Week Tonight on HBO.

Oliver can at times be incredibly funny – we’ll give him that. Even when you don’t fully agree with him, he can make you laugh. If you’re moderately informed about the state of the world, however, Oliver can come across as a more humorous version of Piers Morgan. In other words, a douche bag.

So after shilling for corporations, the Democratic Party and against individual rights, it might be helpful to make a few points as to why Oliver is what he is.

The vaccine rant

Last Week Tonight is not so much a new show as it is a comedy show and it is not so much a comedy show as it is a non-traditional form of televangelism. The same viewers tune in at the same time (actually, they watch it on the Internet) to hear Oliver rant, rave and preach confirmation bias and make them feel some level of comfort in a crazy world. The difference is that Oliver uses humor instead of screaming and spitting and he doesn’t pass the plate, well, maybe some screaming and spitting, but you get the idea.

At no time was Oliver so frantic than in his recent episode regarding vaccines where he lambasted vaccine critics and of course, Donald Trump, for daring to question Big Pharma.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Clarissa Explains It All: CNN Reporter Colludes With Terrorist To Create War Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
July 17, 2017

Fresh on the heels of resignations of several CNN reporters due to their exaggerations, breach of ethics, and outright lies regarding the Trump-Russia story as well as the fact that a CNN in producer was caught on camera saying that the Russia story was “Bullshit” and that the “news organization” was indeed engaged in a witch hunt against Donald Trump, the embattled propaganda organization is now facing scrutiny over its close relationship with terrorists and the manner in which it presented them to the general public.

The particular reporter in question this time is the infamous anti-Assad, pro-terrorist Clarissa Ward who built her career based upon her incessant lie-riddled propaganda regarding the “crimes against humanity” committed by Bashar al-Assad’s government and the “bravery” of the Western-backed terrorists. Ward has long come under fire from informed observers in the alternative media and the poster boy of much of her reporting, Bilal Abdul Kareem, has even been criticized by more independent outlets like Alternet.

A recent piece by Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal, whose record on Syria has been better than most MSM writers but who also still leaves the path of imperialism open in many of his pieces, brought to light the obvious connection not only between Kareem and Ward but between CNN and the terrorist organizations it has so undyingly supported since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis.

CNN’s Clarissa Ward first entered Syria under the cover of being a tourist but, in reality, she was on a mission that was anything but sight-seeing. She acted as a wing of the Western-backed destabilization providing deceptive coverage and propaganda pieces for the Western proxies fighting on the ground.

Ward says, “Then, I sort of slipped off into an alleyway in the old city, put a headscarf on, and went and lived with some activists for a week.” When she got back, she had created what amounts to a campaign commercial for the terrorists in Syria, notably the Free Syrian Army. She described the FSA as fighters who “pledge to defend the Syrian people against the Assad regime.”