Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 30, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
January 30, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 30, 2017

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis and the Donald Trump Presidency: the good, the bad, and the ugly.



Russia Willing To Cooperate With U.S. On Syria 'Safe Zone' As Long As Syrian Gov't Is Consulted

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 30, 2017

The Trump administration caused major consternation amid the pro-Syria community when it announced, in the context of Trump’s executive order on refugees, that it was directing the Pentagon and Department of Defense to begin drawing up a plan to create “safe zones” in Syria under the guise of repatriating refugees that have settled in the United States and other countries. Trump’s plan sounds eerily similar to the many names given to the concept of a “No Fly Zone” in Syria, a plan which will amount to nothing short of war with Syria and most likely Russia if ever implemented.

The terminology of the previous administration has changed several times; from No Fly Zone, to ISIL-Free Zone, to Safe Zone but it always meant the same thing – Libya 2.0.

This is why even more puzzlement appeared with headlines suggesting Russia was willing to go along with the Trump administration plan so long as it provided that the Syrian government is a part of its implementation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov cautiously stated that “If this is about the people who were forced to leave their homes by the conflict, […] getting their basic needs covered, […] then I think that the idea to create areas within Syria for those internally displaced could be discussed with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees and other organizations.”

Monday, January 30, 2017

Media, Corporations Promote Hysteria Over Possibility Of Tariffs; Predict End Of World

Gold Is Where You Find It: The Need For Tariffs Now

Trump and MexicoBrandon Turbeville
Global Research
January 29, 2017

Mid-week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to create a border wall with Mexico, making good on his incessant campaign rhetoric to “Build A Wall” and even make Mexico pay for it. While no one, including his supporters, realistically believed that Trump would actually make Mexico pay for a wall, Trump has surprised everyone by revealing that he can do just that . . . at least in a sense. One of the ideas being floated to fund the construction of the border wall, among others, is the imposition of a 20% Protective Tariff on all goods coming in from Mexico.

As of yet, the tariff has not been set in stone but both the mainstream and the alternative media are now on fire with debates surrounding the efficacy, dangers, or benefits of protective tariffs and “protectionism.” Yet much of the hysteria over tariffs coming from both mainstream and alternative media outlets is nothing more than the propaganda of globalization and “Free Trade” that has been drilled into the heads of Americans for years by government, international corporations, Wall Street, the mainstream media, and a host of questionable “think tanks” and organizations so that they will accept lower living standards, lower wages, and the domination of society by corporate oligarchs.

While the question of illegal immigration and border walls are an important one – it is also important to maintain a proper understanding of tariffs, protectionism, Free Trade, and the risks and benefits of these policies in the real world.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana In South Carolina

Brandon Turbeville
January 29, 2017

As 2017 rolls around, the South Carolina legislature will soon be considering a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in a very controlled and limited fashion.

The new bill, being labeled the Compassionate Care Act by supporters, would provide access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from specific diseases listed in the bill. The legislation would also provide for the creation of a review board and strict guidelines for access, such as a limit to no more than two ounces every two weeks.

We should all express our respect and gratitude for the individuals who wrote and submitted this bill in order to provide support and relief to so many people in South Carolina suffering from incredibly painful and life-restricting diseases. We should also do whatever is in our power to ensure that this bill passes by calling our representatives and expressing support.

It is time for South Carolina to move into the 21st century in regard to its drug policy, even if it has to tip-toe in order to get there. It is absolutely shameful that, in a country that prides itself on freedom, Americans are hunted down and locked into a cage simply because they are in possession of a plant.

I should add that this plant, for which so many people have been imprisoned, has never caused a single death, is not addictive and has been repeatedly demonstrated to have extraordinary amounts of benefit to health. It’s time to finally bring an end to the war on drugs.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump Expected To Sign Orders For "Safe Zone" In Syria According To Reports

Syria refugees Valentina Petrova/AP, posted at FT blogsBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.’s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee visa. Few but the most ardent open immigration proponent against such a policy.

However, tucked away in the document, according to mainstream news sources like Reuters and Newsweek, is a provision to create “safe zones” in Syria.

As Julia Edwards Ashley and Matt Spetalnick of Reuters summarized,

President Donald Trump is expected to order the Pentagon and the State Department in coming days to craft a plan for setting up “safe zones” for refugees in Syria, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, a move that could risk escalation of U.S. military involvement in Syria’s civil war. 
The draft executive order awaiting Trump's signature signaled the new administration may be preparing a step that his predecessor Barack Obama long resisted, fearing the potential for being pulled deeper into the bloody conflict and the threat of clashes between U.S. and Russian warplanes over Syria. 
"The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement," the draft order said. 

Trump Administration To Supply Saudis, Kuwait With $1.85 Billion In Arms

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

While candidate Trump was rather harsh on the terrorist financing Neanderthal government of Saudi Arabia, President Trump doesn’t seem as if he is going to be as tough. This is because, on Monday, January 23, the U.S. State Department announced the first arm sales of the Trump administration. In this announcement, it was revealed that $1.85 billion worth of material will be sold to both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Approval of the arms deal must be approved by Congress before actually taking place.

As the Washington Post writes,
The sales, once finalized, will send $525 million in observation balloons to Saudi Arabia; $400 million in helicopter gunship parts and air-to-air missiles to Kuwait; and $400 million in maintenance support for Britain’s fleet of C-17 cargo jets. On Thursday, the day before Trump’s inauguration, the State Department notified Congress it was prepared to sell Kenya $418 million in propeller-driven close air support aircraft and their accompanying weapons but only publicly announced the deal Monday. The awkward-looking aircraft, known as the Air Tractor 802L, will likely be used by Kenyan forces to hunt the terrorist group al-Shabab.
This is despite the fact that the Saudis are launching a horrific war against Houthi rebels in Yemen where the Saudi aerial bombing campaign has killed a staggering number of civilians and has essentially destroyed most of the country. The Saudis have virtually reduced Yemen back to the Stone Age and created one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the world, even rivaling the crisis in Syria, which the Saudis have also been instrumental in creating.

Trump To Go Ahead With DAPL, Keystone; Eminent Domain, Pollution To Follow But No Energy Independence

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 26, 2017

In the first week of the Trump administration, The Donald has issued a flurry of executive orders, many of them surprisingly positive. Ending the TPP, U.S. support for abortion overseas, and a planned “renegotiation” of NAFTA have all brought praise from a number of corners. However, Trump’s recent order renewing the construction of the DAPL pipeline (Dakota Access Pipeline) as well as the Keystone XL (Trans-Canada Pipeline) has not been well-received except within pro-big business and Big Oil circles.

And for good reason.

To be clear, while many protesters have opposed both pipelines on the basis of man-made CO2- based “climate change” fears, there are more important aspects to the pipeline and its construction than phantoms of global warming/cooling invented by elitist think tanks and governments for the purposes of returning the world’s people to impoverished living standards under the guise of protecting the earth (at vastly reduced numbers of course). On the other side of the fence, most of the proponents of the pipelines have supported the project because they see corporations as “jobs” and “energy independence;” property rights, drinking water, and the environment be damned. For many of them, no amount of environmental damage is worth being concerned about.

Realistically, however, the United States and the rest of the world need energy and that, for now at least, means oil. So while acknowledging the necessity of oil to our economy and survival as it stands, we must also acknowledge that there instances in which environmental risk or the loss of citizen’s rights should prevent certain projects from moving forward.

MSM Claims Report Blames Assad Personally For Chemical Weapons Despite JIM Denial

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 25, 2017

It seems that neither the U.S. State Department nor the corporate media will give up on the incessant claims of the Syrian government’s alleged use of “chemical weapons” in Syria. This is, of course, despite having no evidence to back up their claims of Assad’s guilt. As usual, however, that hasn’t stopped the U.S. government or Reuters from promoting the claims as absolute truth as evidenced by the latest report by Reuters entitled “Assad Linked To Syrian Chemical Attacks For First Time.

In this article, Reuters attempts to paint a picture that not only lays the blame for chemical weapons attacks at the feet of Assad, but also claims that the investigators have labeled Assad himself as personally responsible for them. Yet there are a number of problems with the article. First, it incorrectly assumes that the U.N. report referenced from 2016 is accurate. Second, it claims that the report labels Assad as personally responsible despite denials from the actual committee producing it that a list has even been compiled.

Anthony Deutsch writes for Reuters,
International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump Cuts Funding For Abortions Overseas; Media, Pro-Abortion Activists Go Crazy

Trump abortionsBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
January 25, 2017

Amid a flurry of both praise and criticism, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday, January 23, which will prevent international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who perform abortions from receiving funds from the U.S. government.

The ban had originally been in place first during the Reagan administration and has since gone through a back and forth period whenever Republican and Democratic administrations assumed the office of the Presidency. Republicans have tended to implement the ban while Democrats have tended to rescind it.

"The President, it's no secret, has made it very clear that he's a pro-life president," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "He wants to stand up for all Americans, including the unborn, and I think the reinstatement of this policy is not just something that echoes that value, but respects taxpayer funding as well."

Amid catcalls of “The Patriarchy!” coming from many pro-abortion commentators, Trump signed the order alongside a table full of men, apparently ignoring a Constitutional amendment known only to feminists requiring a matriarchal presence on all official documents.

Pro abortion activists, NGOs (especially those focused on abortion and sterilization), and much of the mainstream press of the “leftist” variety are incensed by Trump’s decision.

While government funds did not directly go to fund abortions they were given to organizations for other services, thereby freeing up funds for abortions.

Alleged U.S., Russian Cooperation Called Into Question - Is Trump Also Hostile To Assad?

trump assad putin
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 24, 2017

After only a few days in office and a mysterious drone strike in Yemen, many are wondering just what President Donald Trump’s policy on Syria might be. After all, throughout the campaign, Trump hinted around at a stronger relationship with Russia and a realization that Assad was not only the better option but a major force for fighting terror in the region. This was clearly a good sign.

However, days after Trump has taken office, it is still unclear as to just what position Trump is going to take in regards to both Syria and Russia.

For instance, at around 8pm on January 23, reports began circulating in both the Russian and American press suggesting that Russia and the United States had just completed their first joint airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. One such report came from the Associated Press and echoed what was being reported by much of the rest of American media. It read,

The Russian military says its warplanes have flown a joint mission in Syria against the Islamic State group together with the U.S.-led coalition. 
If confirmed by Washington, the mission would represent the first coordinated action against IS by Russia and the U.S.-led coalition. Russia has pushed for such cooperation in the past, but Barack Obama's administration had refused. 
New U.S. President Donald Trump has called for joint efforts with Russia against IS.
The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces in Syria had received coordinates of IS targets near al-Bab on Sunday "from the U.S. side via hotline with the international coalition headquarters." 

40 Amazing Benefits Of Milk Thistle

milk thistleBrandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan
January 23, 2017

As health trends ebb and flow throughout the centuries, the use of herbs to heal is often banished, suppressed, ignored or scoffed at. This statement might be said for the humble milk thistle – sadly and too often scorned as a prickly weed.

But there it is, always waiting in the wings for us and waiting until its revelations are alight again so that it can perform its “magic” once more. This seems to be the story of milk thistle beginning at least 2,000 years ago that we know of.

Chances are that you associate milk thistle with the liver. This is either because you heard natural health people talking about it starting from when health food shops were rare, tiny holes in the wall for those wacky “health nuts.” Or, you may be up on science and your doctor has come around with the constant stream of research supporting the use of milk thistle for the liver. You would be right! Milk thistle is probably the top herb for liver care – but it is so much more. That is like saying “a dog is only a canine” when if you ask a dog lover about her canine family member, she will tell you that a dog is so much more. “Despite its routinely clinical use as hepatoprotectant, the mechanisms underlying its beneficial effects remain largely unknown,” some researchers have said.

Without further ado – here is what milk thistle can do for you.

Skittles Highway Spill Reveals Feed Run To Cattle Lot

skittles cattleBrandon Turbeville
January 23, 2017

A recent news story, no doubt designed to capture the attention of people wanting light and weird news, has accidentally revealed yet another disgusting and unpleasant fact about the American food system.

The case took off when a Wisconsin Sheriff posted on Facebook that “hundreds of thousands of Skittles” had fallen off a truck and spilled on a highway. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt joked that it would be difficult to taste the rainbow in its entirety.

He also posted that the Skittles were on their way to become cattle feed.

Proving why it is one of the top mainstream news agencies, CNN promptly jumped on the story since clearly it was the most important news of the day. But reporting the story did reveal something that most Americans probably didn’t know: i.e., that Skittles are actually used for cattle feed.

To add an additional twist to the story, Mars Incorporated, the maker of Skittles, said it did not know how the Skittles in question came to be used for animal feed since they were coming from a factory that doesn’t sell unused products for that purpose.

Mars does, however, sell unused candy and unused ingredients to industrial agricultural processors that then incorporate them with other material which will be fed to animals.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 23, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
January 23, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 23, 2017

Brandon discusses Donald Trump and the future of the United States, Syria, and Obamacare.



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Action Alert!!! 1-24-17 Help Stop Florida's Attempt To Ban Kratom!

Brandon Turbeville
January 24, 2017


Members of both the Florida House and Senate are moving forward in an attempt to ban Kratom at the state level. The House version is known as House Bill 183 and the Senate version is S.B. 424.

What You Can And Need To Do:

1.) Contact your Congressmen and Senators in the Florida House and Senate and demand that they oppose the new legislation. 

2.) Support the American Kratom Association in their upcoming legal battle for civil liberties and health freedom. www.AmericanKratom.org

3.) Do whatever possible to expose and denounce Rep. Kristin Jacobs and Senator Darryl Rouson publicly for their treachery against the people of Florida. We call on all of those who who are able to write letters to the editors of their in-state newspapers, news outlets, and express your opposition to this bill.

4.) Organize demonstrations - preferably outside the State Capitol and the public offices of both members of Congress. 

5.) Begin organizing for an electoral challenge to both candidates. The time is now!

Visit the American Kratom Association's website at www.AmericanKratom.org.

Visit the Florida chapter on facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/FloridaAKAforKratom/?fref=ts 

Victory! Trump Addresses Demand, Abandons TPP!

Trump TPP
Image Credit: Natural Blaze
Brandon Turbeville
January 23, 2017

On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump made clear that the United States is no longer pursuing the horrific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an Executive Order, Trump officially abandoned and disbanded the TPP which the Obama administration, Congressional hacks, Wall Street, and major corporations had worked for eight years to solidify.

In so doing, Trump has moved forward with a policy that we have agitated for since the creation of the TPP. Only a few days into his administration, Trump has met one of demands a stated in the article platform "A Real New Deal For America - 43 Points.

We congratulate President Trump on his decision to abandon the TPP. We also encourage him to move forward in abandoning NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and the various bilateral Chinese trade agreements that have done so much damage to the American jobs market. We also encourage him to consider removing the United States from the World Trade Organization.
We must, as Americans, now realize that the fight is nowhere near being over. But we have made progress. We must continue to push for an end to "Free Trade" and for the implementation of the rest of our demands. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trump Abandons, Dismantles The TPP!

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
Natural Blaze
January 23, 2017

On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump made clear that the United States is no longer pursuing the horrific trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an Executive Order, Trump officially abandoned and disbanded the TPP which the Obama administration, Congressional hacks, Wall Street, and major corporations had worked for eight years to solidify.

Much of the text of the TPP was unknown to American citizens since it was lobbied and created in secret. However, leaked sections of the document revealed a plan to not only “remove barriers on trade” which, in reality, is political speak for NAFTA on steroids and a massive sucking sound of American jobs fleeing across the Pacific, but also that the TPP contained a number of frightening points that would have allowed for the corporate domination of the American regulatory system, copyright law, and the internet as well as the American food supply.

As Brett Redmayne-Tidley wrote for Activist Post in April, 2016,

If Americans don’t stop TPP corporations will literally be able to circumvent the existing laws of the EPA, FDA, trade unions, collective bargaining agreements, patent protections, banking regulations and many other American regulations and rights. All will be negated solely by the arbitrary diktats of corporations. This treason is being currently and secretly included in the language of the TPP treaty here in San Diego.

Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Noodles Easy, Quick, Grain-Free

vegan curryHeather Callaghan
Natural Blaze
January 23, 2017

The meal above was one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve made in a long time. It was actually mouth-watering and surprisingly filling. I finally tried my hand at a quick vegan and grain-free, nutrient-dense meal and it was so enjoyable I just had to share it. You won’t find this at your typical restaurant.
The warm and warming vegan curry is great for a quick, winter meal that won’t cause bloat and is easy to clean up afterward. This easy-to-prepare dinner produced energy that lasted far into the evening – it was a pick-me-up. Later in the evening I was hungry and was fine after a light, nutritious snack.
This vegan curry is dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo, sugar-free and egg-free.
What you need – Serves 2 – (one bowl each):
  • Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • Cilantro (optional topping)
  • Chopped mushroom of choice (I chose Portobello)
  • Any other veggies of your choice such as broccoli or green beans. 
  • 1 can coconut milk – this one is BPA-Free

Trump Announces New "Missile Defense System" Against Iran And North Korea

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 23, 2017

Only minutes after being sworn in to office, President Donald Trump announced that his administration will develop a “state of the art” missile defense system to protect Americans against attacks from North Korea and Iran.

The announcement was posted minutes after the inauguration on the White House website. The announcement did not provide details as to how the new weapons “defense system” would be different from the systems already being developed, their cost, or how and when they would be deployed.

While ensuring that Americans are protected from any and all threats is the legitimate duty of a President, protections against non-existent threats are questionable at best and provocations are incredibly worrisome. Remember, both Bush and Obama’s “missile defense system,” allegedly designed to protect Americans from Iranian missile attacks were actually designed to surround Russia and act as an elimination of the ability to retaliate. These missile systems have long been a concern for Russia and a source of tension in U.S. – Russian relations.

While the North Korean missile defense system is more logically justified and possibly even warranted, considering the American interests and presence in South Korea, the Iranian defense shield is aimed at a non-existent threat. The Iranians have not shown any desire to act aggressively toward the United States and has actually led the fight against international terrorism along with Russia and Syria. The Iranians do not have a nuclear weapon nor do they even have the capability to produce one.

Trump’s rhetoric regarding Iran on the campaign trail was hawkish to say the least. He has been highly critical of the Iran-nuclear deal (which Iran should never have had to sign to begin with) and suggested that he would “re-negotiate” a better deal. Trump’s close connections with Israel are also highly concerning, particularly when the issue involves foreign policy in the Middle East.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard, Dennis Kucinich Travel To Syria On Fact Finding, Peace Mission

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 19, 2017

In a surprise revelation, U.S. Representative from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, has embarked upon an unannounced visit to Syria for a “fact-finding trip . . . to promote and work for peace.” Gabbard did not announce her trip publicly for obvious safety and security reasons. However, now that the news is out, the Western corporate press is reacting in apoplectic rage at her audacity to act in a manner unapproved by the establishment.

These press outlets have attacked her for not giving “advance notice” to Democratic Party leadership, for not yet disclosing who funded the trip, and for possibly meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. [We are sure the same reaction would be provided if she had traveled to Israel, right?] Gabbard has even been maligned as the GOP’s favorite Democrat, a wholly unfair label but one ironically hoisted upon her because of her opposition to international destabilization and imperialist wars.

What her office did say in regards to the trip was that, “She felt it was important to meet with a number of individuals and groups including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders.”

Syrian Woman Tells Story Of Torture, Rape, Oppression Under America's Moderate FSA "Rebels" In Syria

Image Credit: Era of Wisdom
Brandon Turbeville
Era of Wisdom
Syria News
January 19, 2017

While the Western corporate media continues to paint terrorists in Syria as being partially moderate and partially extreme, the reality of the situation has become so obvious to those paying even a modicum of attention that scarcely anyone takes such reports seriously. As corporate outlets make outrageous and unproven claims about the “crimes against humanity” of Assad and allege that citizens of Aleppo are committing mass suicide as government forces liberate the city, Syrians have a much different story to tell.

Take, for instance, the story of a 21 year-old Syrian woman who was forced to live with America’s “moderate” FSA rebels, who is now so ashamed of her appearance after having been tortured and burned by America’s freedom fighters, that she keeps her faced covered as she gives her interview. As Syrian writer and analyst (a Syrian living in Syria), Afraa Dagher wrote for Syria News,
It should convince its viewers that FSA “jihadists” are the same, and even worse, than those horrific acts of “ISIS.” 
The life under the so-called moderate rebels in the eastern neighborhoods occupied by NATO armed and funded savages was not one of freedom, despite reports from CNN and others. These were the monsters that UN Spec Stefan de Mistura wanted my country to grant autonomy to, after he ostentatiously offered himself as human shield for terrorists to “…leave in dignity with your weapons…I personally am ready, physically, to accompany you.” 
His offer was shared throughout western msm, msm that was mute when he did not show up during the humanitarian pause offered by Syria, when his dignified terrorists where murdering everyone who tried to get on the Green buses, to leave. de Mistura only returned, months later, with the demand for ‘autonomy.’ 

Vanessa Beeley: Video Demonstrates Channel 4's Cathy Newman's Propaganda In Interview With Bouthania Shaaban

me-waiting2Vanessa Beeley
January 18, 2017

The purpose of this video which is edited to show only Cathy Newman's contribution until the last segment, is to demonstrate the propagandist style of interrogation employed by Channel 4 to reinforce the UK regime's narrative and to bolster UK regime foreign policy in Syria which is effectively regime change and failed state by any means possible, including enforced partitioning along sectarian lines that never existed in Syria's secular state.

The UK regime is also complicit in the collective punishment of the Syrian people via crippling economic sanctions, designed to weaken Syrian state institutions, education, healthcare..

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Affordable Care Act - Repeal, Readjust - Regardless, We Want Universal Healthcare And An End To Obamacare Rationing, Insurance Comp. Bailout

ACA affordable care act obamacare robberyBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
January 19, 2017

As Congress now debates the repeal of Obamacare/ACA, it is important to understand what is actually being discussed, the options being put forth, and what we, the American people, actually want. For those of us who want to see a system of Universal Healthcare where every American has access to at least the basic medical available, the current debate has many nuances.

First, it is clear that the ACA must be done away with. Despite what Obama cultists may claim, the ACA is not universal healthcare. Instead, it is a massive bailout for insurance companies, rationing of care, and the implementation of austerity under left cover. It has hurt millions of people by draining money out of their pockets for the crime of being too poor to purchase the rationed insurance from a private company at inflated rates. For the middle class, it has been a major inconvenience. To working and poor America, it has been a disaster.

That being said, we cannot simply return to the previous system where only the wealthy and middle class could obtain adequate healthcare and where the insurance companies simply ran a rationing board of their own, albeit at a smaller scale than what the ACA allows.

So what, exactly, should be we be aiming for?

BBC Journalist Admits MSM 'Journalist' Bilal Abdul Kareem 'Works With al-Qaeda'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 17, 2017

Ever since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, the Western corporate media has cited various “activists” inside the country which conveniently all reported back towing the desired propaganda of the State Department. But the word “activists” could always simply be translated to mean “terrorists” since the “activists” were actually gun-toting fighters funded, organized, and directed by the West, NATO, GCC, and Israel.

Today, the same deceptive propaganda continues from mainstream outlets with the addition of the new “journalists” being cited but who are yet again just another name for terrorists and terrorist supporters. One such “journalist” repeatedly cited by CNN and many other corporate outlets in the West is Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American born terrorist sympathizer who has been touted as a reliable source on the ground for Western propaganda outlets.

For an in-depth look at Kareem, I would recommend reading Ben Norton’s excellent article for Alternet, entitled, “Bilal Abdul Kareem, Prominent U.S. ‘Journalist’ In Syria, Serves As Mouthpiece For Violent Extremists.

As Norton points out, Kareem himself is an extremist, having promoting “preachers” who have openly fanned sectarianism by denouncing Shia Muslims and calling for the destruction of Alawites. He has openly opposed even the appearance of democracy in Syria, laughably claiming that the Syrian people are more familiar with Sharia rule than rational governance. Kareem has also been supportive of mass murderer and terrorist Abdallah al-Muhaysini as well as Anwar al-Awlaki, a CIA asset so tied in with the U.S. intelligence agency, researcher Webster Tarpley referred to him as “Awlaki, the CIA lackey.”

Is Europe Shifting? Right versus Left? Or Right versus Wrong?

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Abdo Haddad
January 18, 2017

When I first visited Poland in February 2016, President Andrzej Duda was newly elected and yet, on the plane towards Warsaw, I grabbed a local newspaper and was stunned by the amount of opposition and criticism this fresh president had (as per the newspaper of course)!! Knowing a lot of sincere Poles, who were very enthusiastic and hopeful about their newly elected President (who enjoyed great amount of trust and respect among his people), I knew that it is time to throw this newspaper in the garbage and stop using “Turkish Airlines” . Poland was the first European Nation to show an awakening in regards to internal, regional and international matters in August 2015 when choosing “Law and Justice Party” for parliament majority. Poland was as well the first European Nation (under communism) to shift totally from dictatorship towards democracy in 1989. Same accusations were raised during and after both events...

If upholding National values, honoring national History and being RIGHTeous earns you the “right Wing” tag, so be it. The same tendencies were observed across Europe during my last December visit, and the losers always accused the winners of extremism, intolerance and phobia. Well no problem, as long as YOU are RIGHT.

Many “experts” and “observers”, as the garbage newspaper, rained us with news of a Europe shifting towards the “right” in order to create a fear factor of uncertainty. But the shift is not really towards the Right vs the Left, the shift is towards the “right” vs the “wrong”. It is not about ideologies or political agendas and choices; the shift is simply for Peace, for Homeland, for Truth and for the future. The shift in Europe is not about persons and parties, it is about Values and Identity. The biggest disappointment the European public had was the stacks of lies and deception their establishments and its Medias put them through both internally and in foreign policies. And we in Syria, have suffered a lot for the past 5 years due to these deceiving policies.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Will NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” Be The Trigger For WW3 With Russia?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 17, 2017

As concern over the last week of Obama’s tenure as President continues to mount and as tensions with Russia edge upwards more and more by the day, the United States and NATO are doing everything they can to signal that they are ready and willing for World War Three. After months of falsely accusing the Russian government of “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and empire expansion simply for killing Western-backed terrorists in Syria, the U.S. government and corporate media followed up with months more of claims of “Russian hacking” even insinuating that the Russians “hacked the U.S. elections.” This was, of course, after over a year of claiming Russia shot down civilian air liners, invaded Ukraine, imprisons gays, and has no rights for women.

Over the course of the crisis in Ukraine, the U.S. has repeatedly moved troops into threatening positions close to the Russian border. Now, however, one of the biggest pushes yet has materialized in Eastern Europe, right on Russia’s doorstep in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, and Bulgaria. Dubbed, Operation Atlantic Resolve, the massive NATO troop deployment is an obvious act of troop placement in order to prepare for an actual ground assault on Russia itself. At best, it is an incredibly foolish act of bullying and intimidation. At worst, it is preparation for a nuclear holocaust.

As the International Business Times summarizes

US tanks and armoured vehicles along with over 3,000 US soldiers begin arriving in Poland on Thursday, (12 January). The deployment, which falls under Operation Atlantic Resolve, is the largest exercise of US troops in Europe in decades. 

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville January 16, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
January 16, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville January 16, 2017

Brandon interviews Cassius Kamarampi of Era of Wisdom about his new documentary Toddlers On Amphetamine: History Of Big Pharma And The Major Players.



Monday, January 16, 2017

Leaving Nothing To Learn From: America's Foolish Policy In Syria Will Leave A Legacy Of Shame And Ignorance

Abdo Haddad
January 11, 2016

We are a sacred country, yes.

Because of us, because of our beliefs only and because of what our history is, our heritage, our ancestors are gift to us and not the Umayyad ancestors or the Abbasid, we are way older than this, way older than this.

The Ummayyad and Abbasid were dark eras, were dark times for Syria, we make a lot bad and we … you don’t know that we have created alphabet, you don’t know … so we have, we have enough to come out of it.

I’m worried about you, you are not willing to learn from us, you are fighting us, killing us, suffocating us. 

You will not leave anything to learn from. 

Today on your TVs, your politicians, your media, your journalists are lying bluntly and feel happy about it. 

What you could say on American TV today, you couldn’t have said it 10 years ago or 20 years ago, so you are more comfortable with lying, with conspiring, you’re are more comfortable in describing the others as numbers, as objects, as use, not as people and souls, not as lives. 

This is dangerous for you, we appreciate our lives, the more we lose people we appreciate the life we lost and the life we have, and we make sure that the lives that we lost are honoured. 

As Christmas Approaches, Remember It Is The U.S. Government Who Is Responsible For Ruining Christians In The Middle East

Janice Kortkamp
January 14, 2017

Editor's Note: This article was intended to be published five days before Christmas. However, due to an oversight, the article is being published late. We are publishing the article now because it still bears relevance. 

Christmas is coming and since the days of Jesus, Syria has almost always been a safe haven for Christians. Enjoy this video of the Lord's Prayer being sung in Aramaic...the language of Jesus...in Syria.

The first Christians ran away from Jerusalem to Damascus where Saul was going to hunt them down. These days, there are hundreds of churches from most denominations there. They sit comfortably side by side with mosques. Except where "rebels" go...in those areas they are desecrated and destroyed...and so have many mosques by the way.

Under the government of Syria they have thrived...until the US, UK, and EU decided to TRY to "take out Assad" as they took out the leaders of Iraq and Libya that is. Christians are not treated like some protected endangered species though! They are an integrated part like everyone else in the beautiful mosaic that is Syria in every aspect of society including the government, army, business, education, etc. Non-Muslims are not allowed yet by the constitution to be President. This is a complicated issue and one for Syrians to hash out themselves.

Thanks to the US war in Iraq, that huge population of Christians is just about gone...communities that have existed for 2,000 years. Gone forever are over a million innocent Muslims and other minority groups.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trump Presidency, Transition of Power To Ignite Era Of Destabilization In The U.S.?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 15, 2017

It is clear that Americans were able to avoid the worst case scenario of a Hillary Clinton presidency. However, the 2016 elections provided the country with the Presidency of Donald Trump. While the surprise was not unwelcome considering the other option, Trump supporters are now being faced with some difficult questions as he nears actually taking office.

Trump was always the wild card, running roughshod over the Republican candidates and eviscerating Clinton (if not in the debates, then at least during the campaign as a whole) in the general election. His supporters painted him as an outsider set to save America while his opponents literally painted him as Hitler. Trump’s refusal to articulate specifics about his plans once in office have been represented by many of his supporters as a brilliant strategy since, obviously, no one required specifics before voting for him (Clinton was enough to sway the vote his way). However, the tactic has worked extremely well because those of us who are watching his progression to the White House are incapable of making solid statements – critical or supportive - about his policies one way or the other since we do not actually know what they are.

To be sure, in the days leading up to his inauguration, Trump has done a few positive things. First, by appointing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head a Vaccine Safety Commission, the President-elect has taken a bold stance in favor of unbiased research into the dangers of vaccinations and the power of Big Pharma as well as the constant hysterical lunacy coming from corporate media outlets kept alive by Big Pharma’s money. Second, his recent attack on CNN was a welcome breath of fresh air. To see CNN correctly labeled as “Fake News” after years of literally making up skits and stories to promote the establishment agenda was a pleasure to behold. It is also worth mentioning that, during the campaign, Trump hinted around at increasing tariffs and protectionism, “renegotiating” the disastrous free trade agreements, working closer with Russia, and abandoning the NATO destabilization campaign against the Syrian government. All of these are things Trump should be commended for, assuming he actually enacts them as policy.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Damascus Water Crisis Now Over As Syrian Military Retakes Wadi Barada

Brandon Turbeville
January 13, 2017

If there was any doubt that the water crisis in Damascus was created by the Western-backed terrorists operating outside the city, the end to that crisis should now dispel the rest of that doubt. This is because the crisis is now over precisely because the Syrian military was able to retake the area.

Indeed, the Syrian military has taken back the Wadi Barada area, forcing the terrorists to leave, surrender, or die so that the experts and specialists can attend to repairing the damaged water system and begin providing clean water for the people of Damascus.

Of course, the mainstream media is doing its best to ignore this story and will likely not be reporting on the fact that it is the Syrian government which is providing the water to the people of Damascus after America’s terrorist rats cut it off nor will it mention that the Syrian government was not in control of Wadi Barada and could not have been in control of the water supply and the water treatment plant coming from that location. Thus, it could not have been the Syrian military who poisoned the water supply.

According to a report by Leith Fadel of Al-Masdar News,

The three week long water crisis in Damascus has finally come to an end after an agreement was put in place between the government and jihadist rebels on Friday afternoon. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Science: Endometriosis, Fibroids Caused By These Common Chemicals, Billions In Annual Medical Costs

fibroids endometriosis pthalates DDT DDEBrandon Turbeville
January 13, 2017

In a new study, a team of researchers set out to estimate the health cost of two chemicals in the European Union – pthalates and DDE.

Both of these chemicals are known hormone disruptors and are found virtually everywhere in the Western world. From plastics to pesticides and from makeup to food both pthalates and DDE are almost impossible to avoid by anyone living a life that is considered somewhat normal.

But both have been strongly linked with “common” female reproductive issues, particularly endometriosis and fibroids.

Between fibroids and endometriosis, it is estimated that 70% of women will experience infertility as a result of exposure.

There are substantial human and toxicological studies (in mice and other lab animals) that suggest that exposure to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals, many of which are increasing in use, are contributing to female reproductive conditions,” said Dr. Leonardo Trasande, associate professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine.

DDE is actually a breakdown product of DDT that was banned for agricultural purposes by the United States and Europe in the 1970s. The product is still used for disease control and its agricultural residue still lingers in the environment. For that reason, most exposure to pthalates comes from eating food produced in contaminated soils/water and from eating food and drinks stored in plastic that contains pthalates.

South Carolina Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana

marijuana south carolinaBrandon Turbeville
January 12, 2017

As 2017 begins, South Carolina is doing its best to tiptoe in the 21st century. Making headlines all across the state, a new bill that many people are calling the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act is making its way through the South Carolina House.

The topic has been debated before but has failed to pass largely because of the state’s authoritarian law enforcement lobby and fearful and hysterical anti-drug groups. The bill, however, is by no means an end to America’s failed drug war in South Carolina. It will fully regulate and control both production and patient access to medical marijuana. It also has specific guidelines and conditions that must be present in order for patients to qualify for access.

Among these are HIV AIDS, hepatitis C, glaucoma, cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, autism, Crohn’s and PTSD. There would be a review board established and purchases would be limited to no more than two ounces every two weeks.

While we recognize that the hysteria and full-on police state over a harmless plant, corporate money interests and the person issues of many opponents is a massive stain on the legacy of humanity and the state of South Carolina, we can recognize this new bill as a small step in the right direction.

Grand Mufti Of Syria Discusses Secularism In Syria - Human Beings Live In States, No Countries Based On Religion

Aaron Hendel, Gail Malone, Grand Mufti Hassan and Janice Kortkamp
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
January 11, 2017

While most Americans are force fed propaganda and misinformation about virtually every country outside their own borders (including the country in which they live) Syria has been a particular target of the corporate press. In fact, so much propaganda and lies have been spread regarding Syria and the crisis unfolding there that the average person glued to Fake News outlets like CNN, FOX, and MSNBC could scarcely recite one fact about the country correctly.

One such propaganda narrative is the lie that the Syrian crisis is sectarian in nature and that the country was plagued by religious tension and division before the war began. Neither of these claims were the case and, five years into the NATO imperialist war effort, Syrians are as united as they have ever been.

Americans under the false impression of Syria and Syrians as well as religion in Syria might be surprised to hear from the religious leaders of the country who have denounced the violence and who have expressed nothing but compassion, understanding, and unity with Muslims, Christians, Jews and those of all other faiths.

Photos From Aleppo - The Children of East Aleppo Are Free

Janice Kortkamp
December 20, 2016

By all means, weep for the children of Aleppo. Weep for joy because the children of East Aleppo are free from hellish bondage of living under al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. And because children in West Aleppo will no longer be targeted by terrorist mortars, hell cannons, exploding bullets, car bombs, suicide bombers and chemical weapons attacks. Weep for all the children of Syria who have been killed, wounded, orphaned, hurt because of an illegal war created by the west against their country.

By all means, pray for the children of Aleppo. Offer prayers of thanksgiving for the sacrifices of Syrian, Russian and Hezbollah troops who are fighting such hard battles against such terrible enemies.

By all means weep for the people of Syria. Weep because before the US decided to create yet another war based on utterly fantastic lies and false narratives, they were safe. Their country was beautiful, stable; there was hope and growing prosperity

By all means pray for the people of Syria. Pray that they can hold out against the onslaught of lies and gangs of terrorists supported by the United States of America and our allies. Pray that the truth somehow manages to escape thru media. Pray that victory and peace will come soon.

These pictures are from Aleppo this week, showing the evacuees being cared for by the Syrian Army and government. I ask you - do they look frightened of the army??? Of course not!! Don't believe the media lies. These pics came to me from Rev. Andrew Ashdown who spent most of this week in Aleppo.

Tragedy Happens When The Masses Are Silent

Janice Kortkamp
December 20, 2016

As I write this tonight, I am seething with anger, frothing at the mouth with frustration, and happy to offend.

The people of Syria support their president and army. Period. The "rebels" are evil. Period. The stories of atrocities, murder, rape by the Syrian Army meaning President Assad are lies. Period. The people of Syria want to be free of the terrorists and they want their country back. Period.

I accuse President Obama, Hilary Clinton, Samantha Power, John Kerry, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham of high treason for supporting, arming, training, funding, and recruiting for ISIS, al Qaeda, and a legion of other terrorist militias to do our dirty work of regime change coup against the leader of a sovereign and independent nation that is not and never was a threat to our country.

America's government, our media are evil; they call evil good and good they call evil.

Our "freedom fighters" just today wired an 8 year old girl with explosives. She was directed to walk to a police station in Damascus pretending to be lost. Our precious "freedom and democracy rebels" then remotely detonated her to blow up the inside of the station.

We do this because we are controlled by Zionists - the "Israel first" gang. The Zionists are not true Jews. The Zionists have kidnapped Judaism. The media, financial sector and virtually all of the political sector are being held in bondage to this ravenous, greedy, completely paranoid and delusional gang of land thieves who yell "Anti-Semite" and "Holocaust denier" should you dare question their murder and gluttony for wealth. Do you know the first terrorist bombing in the Middle East was done by Zionists?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Obama Stutters And Stammers Accusations Against Russia During His Final Push For War

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 11, 2017

As Obama’s days as U.S. President draw to a close, both the Obama administration and the mainstream corporate media are attempting to provoke a greater conflict with nuclear-armed Russia on the basis of something that never actually happened; at least on the basis of something that they have yet to prove has actually happened. Still, the hype and hysteria being piped from the halls of the White House, intelligence community, and the mouthpiece of the establishment, the corporate media, is incessant. According to the media and the President, the Russians hacked the DNC (never mind the fact that the DNC was acting inappropriately and rigging the elections themselves) and put American democracy at risk.

Of course, neither the intelligence community nor the White House has yet to produce any evidence of their claims, despite the fact that they are clearly provocations aimed both at Russia and the domestic population of the United States, with the intention to frighten the latter into submission with a healthy dose of Neo-McCarthyism and red-baiting. Still, this continuous and baseless propaganda might cause many Americans a number of flashbacks since the last time their President, intelligence community, and corporate media came to them with proof of an encroaching threat to democracy, telling them the evidence was clear but that the masses would simply have to “trust” them, Americans ended up bewildered on the battlefield in Iraq where they remain to this day, thirteen years on.

Once again, we are given no evidence, only vague unproven allegations to justify actions that very well may be destructive not only to the American people but to all the people of the world. All we need is for Colin Powell to give a Power Point presentation in front of the United Nations and the circle will be complete.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rebels Take Aleppo, Behead Syrian Soldiers - Syria Takes Aleppo, Rebels Leave In Buses

Janice Kortkamp
January 11, 2017

When US backed "moderates" capture Syrian Army soldiers they execute them, often by beheading. I have seen pro-rebels "civilian" mothers cheering while they let their children play soccer with the heads of the soldiers.

The trouble with "rebels" is they love to post bragging videos of such things. Or, they use the captured soldiers as human shields.

The Syrian government will often execute FOREIGN terrorists they find in their country. Good for them.

They offer amnesty and reconciliation to most Syrian militants. They can choose to return to their lives before the war or fight in the Syrian Army or they can choose to get shipped in buses to Idlib.

95% of the 100,000 people who were in East Aleppo are chosing to live in areas under government control.

These buses are transporting militants to Idlib, an al Nusra (al Qaeda) controlled province which will hopefully be dealt with soon.

Vanessa Beeley Shows What Is Really Happening In Aleppo

Janice Kortkamp
January 11, 2017

This is what is really  happening in Aleppo.

Vanessa Beeley has spent the last several days in Aleppo, both in East and West Aleppo. 

Unlike CNN et al of the main stream media...she's telling the truth.

An 8 year old girl died in a "rebel" terrorist prison.

The "rebels" were hoarding aid food and supplies selling them to civilians at exhorbitant prices that most couldn't afford.

The "rebels" shot a starving woman in the mouth when she begged them for food.

The "rebels" shot civilians as they tried to escape thru the humanitarian escape corridors set up by the Syrians and Russians.

Please watch...is 27 minutes too long to learn the TRUTH?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 9, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
January 9, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - January 9, 2017

Brandon discusses the way forward and list of demands for 2017. Brandon also discusses the Syrian crisis and the question of Russian hacks.



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Leaked Tapes Reveal John Kerry Admission U.S. Was Pulling For ISIS Against Assad, Russia Only Fighting Terror

us isisBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 7, 2017

A Wikileaks release of John Kerry’s statements has yet again blown the lid off the public claims of the U.S. Government, Obama administration, and the corporate mainstream media in regards to ISIS and the war in Syria. The tapes of a conversation between John Kerry and the so-called “Syrian Opposition” at the Dutch Mission of the United Nations on September 22 were released on Wednesday. While mainstream media either refused to report on the leaks at all or eliminated the most incriminating parts of the tapes, Kerry openly states that the United States sat idly by while ISIS grew and grew in order to force Bashar al-Assad to “negotiate.”

To be clear, Kerry did not state that the United States funded, directed, or directly supported ISIS, claims which are already easily documented by previously leaked documents and by simple facts on the ground, both circumstantial and otherwise. However, he did clearly admit that the United States knew ISIS to be growing in Syria but did nothing to stop or oppose it because the U.S. wanted to use it as a bargaining chip in order to make the secular, democratically-elected President, Bashar al-Assad “negotiate,” which, of course, simply means stepping down and allowing a proxy president and Western-backed terror coalition to take his place.

Kerry says in this clip:
The reason Russia came in is because ISIL was getting stronger. Daesh was threatening the possibility of going to Damascus and so forth and that’s why Russia came in. Because they didn’t want a Daesh government. And they supported Assad.

From Kessab, Syria

Janice Kortkamp
December 19, 2016

Kessab, Syria

Our family has lived on the farm here in Virginia for two generations and are raising the third here. We are a rarity in America to have generational connections to a piece of land.

Traveling in Syria, especially through just a few of its thousands of villages, I started to get a little feel, just a sense, of what it must be like to have ties to a place for tens of generations - sometimes hundreds of generations.

Kessab sits right on the border with Turkey, in the far northwest corner of Syria. It is an Armenian Christian town that was also a favorite weekend resort spot for many Syrians because of its beauty, set as it is in mountains and close to the sea.

Kessab and the Armenian people themselves have known one wave of violence and attempted genocide after another by Turkey over centuries. The leaders of Turkey slaughtered millions during the Armenian Genocide that began in 1915. Syria, on the other hand took in the refugees fleeing the violence - as Syria has historically done. One recent example: Syria accepted millions of refugees running from the US war against Iraq.

During this current war in Syria, Kessab was targeted once again. Safe, stable and prosperous under the government of Syria, it was brutally attacked along with several surrounding villages by a huge army of "rebel" terrorists led by al Nusra (al Qaeda in Syria) together with several terrorist groups some openly supported by the United States in March of 2014.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

That Time HRW's Ken Roth Contradicted Himself Twice In 4 Days Over Syria

germany-syria-human-r_horoBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 5, 2017

Human Rights Watch and its Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, have managed a number of brazen failures in their attempt to support Western-backed terrorists in their goal of advancing Western imperialism in Syria. From using photos of cities the United States has bombed in order to blame the destruction on Bashar al-Assad to attacking Syrian nuns who attempted to correct Western media propaganda about kidnapped civilians in Lattakia, HRW has made a name for itself as one of the loudest shill organizations originating out of Soros Land.

Kenneth Roth, however, appears to be in a race with his own organization to see who can discredit and/or humiliate him/itself the most. Obviously banking on the short attention span of his audience, Roth’s Twitter account has now become a display of hypocrisy, propaganda, and contradictions ripe for mockery for anyone who visits it.

For instance, going back over a year, Roth tweeted an absurd statement that “Assad released jihadist Zahran Alloush from jail June 2011 – part of effort to taint uprising.” Roth thus suggested the conspiracy theory that Bashar al-Assad released the Jaish al-Islam terrorist Alloush so that Alloush would radicalize the “opposition” (who were already slaughtering and torturing civilians as well as demanding extreme Sharia law) so that he could then crack down on the “opposition” (which he was allegedly already “cracking down” on) and use the radical nature of the “opposition” to justify his crackdown. Roth is suggesting that Assad would multiply and militarize a “peaceful” revolution he was already cracking down upon for public relations. This is a difficult pill to swallow unless the audience is inhabiting a place located as far away from reality as Roth himself.

The U.S. Is A War Machine And War Is A Racket

Janice Kortkamp
December 19, 2016

"We were told we were fighting terrorists but the real terrorist was me." The words of a US Iraq War vet. Wish all Americans would watch this.

The US is a war machine. And "war is a racket" to quote Marine General Smedley Butler, the most decorated soldier in US history at the time of his death in 1940.

We've made college so absurdly unaffordable many of our young people have to join the military to get an education. That is no accident or coincidence. Then we turn them into killers for profits.

A dear friend of mine is worried about her daughter who joined the marines. She told me her daughter, who prior to her military service was truly a deeply compassionate person, is now becoming inhuman...unfeeling.

Colonel Wilkerson, Colin Powell's right hand man said we are the "world's leading death merchants" because of our weapons deals, usually arming all sides in conflicts.

It took a lot and a long time for me, the old war hawk, to see the truth. I'm still no perfect dove...I cheer when the Syrian Army wins their victories over the real terrorists my country is arming, training, funding, and recruiting for to do our dirty work for us.

But the Syrian Army consists of Syrians defending their homeland and that is what armies should be doing.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

White Helmets Stand In Solidarity With al-Qaeda - Hold Citizens Hostage In Damascus With No Water - Still Worthy Of A Peace Prize?

white-helmet-infographic-2Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
January 4, 2017

Only a short time after the terrorist support group known as the White Helmets, thoroughly exposed and discredited by the alternative media, were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the true nature of the organization is on display yet again. This time, the water crisis in Damascus represents the fake humanitarian organization’s time to shine.

Shortly after the liberation of Aleppo, al-Qaeda fighters in the Barada Valley outside Damascus dumped diesel fuel into the water supply to the city on December 22. Obviously, this made the water supply impossible to consume and, on December 23, the Syrian military launched a campaign to retake the area and to restore the city’s water supply.

According to the Moon of Alabama website, photos were even posted online showing the water treatment plant rigged with explosives but those photos were, according to MOA, removed from the internet.

Despite hostilities, the Syrian government is ready to send teams to restore water to Damascus, the lack of which only punishes civilians and holds a vast number of people hostage under the possibility of thirst. Terrorists, however, are denying access to the site and, instead, are offering to allow teams access the facilities on the condition that the Syrian military and Hezbollah end their military siege of the city. In effect, the terrorists are holding the people of Damascus hostage for military gain.

Interview in English with President Assad of Syria

Janice Kortkamp
December 19, 2016

Interview in English with President Assad of Syria. It is 18 minutes long. Please watch.

"This is the problem with the American position. They think they are the police of the world. That they are the judge of the world. They are not."

President Assad as always giving a great interview while being questioned by yet another reporter who seems to know nothing of the realities on the ground there.

This is the most critical point for Americans to understand. Just because a group claims to want "freedom and democracy" doesn't mean they WANT freedom and democracy!!!

EVERY armed group in Syria fighting against the government has stated their desire for an Islamic state instead of a secular government. They have ALL imposed harsh sharia law wherever they've "liberated" areas in safe and secular Syria. They have all beheaded, raped, kidnapped, and looted. They have all used suicide bombers, car bombs, mortars etc to wage terrorist attacks against civilians, schools, hospitals. And many of the militant leaders and fighters are foreign nationals from over 80 other countries.

This is why Syrians call all armed militants terrorists...because they are.