Friday, February 24, 2017

Inside Syria MC exclusive: experts on Syrian constitution draft’s pros&cons

Inside Syria Media Center
February 24, 2017

The intra-Syrian talks in Geneva are about to start. The meeting, organized by the UN, is aimed at finding a consensus between all the parties of the Syrian conflict. One of the cornerstones of a possible peace agreement is a new constitution which would both benefit the Syrian people and be agreed upon by the parties.

At the talks in Astana, Russia presented a draft constitution which envisages quite a number of significant changes compared to the constitution adopted in 2012. Inside Syria Media Center has contacted experts who shared their opinion on the draft and expressed their views on what kind of laws the today’s Syria requires.

The previous week, we published the comments of writer and political commentator John Wight. Today, we would like to share with our readers the opinions of Professor Tom Ginsburg and writer and columnist Brandon Turbeville who kindly agreed to answer our questions.

What are the benefits and implications of the new constitution proposed by Russia? Will it get the support of the Syrians?

Prof. Tom Ginsburg: I am unable to comment on whether Syrians will support the draft; sometimes the key question for constitutions is not the content, but who is proposing them and what the process is. I suspect that the process by which this constitution is put forward, debated and adopted will be more important for its legitimacy than its actual content.

Brandon Turbeville: To be honest, I would be hard pressed to present you with anything positive about the draft Constitution. Kurdish autonomy is only one negative aspect of the draft. I’m not sure who thought much of the document would be a good idea. The concept of some type of “confessional” system for Syria, which is what the draft describes, is absolutely ludicrous. There is also, despite statements supporting free speech and expression, a very disturbing element of political correctness and European-style censorship of actual free speech.

Is The Trump Administration Preparing To Relaunch The War On Marijuana?

trump marijuanaBrandon Turbeville
February 23, 2017

If White House spokesman Sean Spicer is not simply spouting off at the mouth, as Trump Administration officials have been known to do, then recreational marijuana will face “greater enforcement” under a Trump Presidency.

But it is still unclear what the Administration’s position regarding medical marijuana will be.

When asked about the Trump Administration’s position regarding the legalization of marijuana, Spicer responded, “There’s a difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, and I think when you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people. 
There is still a federal law that we need to abide by in terms of recreational marijuana and other drugs of that nature. 
When asked a follow-up question, regarding enforcement, Spicer stated, “That’s a question for the Department of Justice. I do believe that you will see greater enforcement of it.”
While Spicer and Trump himself have repeatedly hinted at a positive outlook for medical marijuana, Spicer’s statement tends to point toward a ramping up of the drug war for people who consume marijuana for recreational purposes or for medical purposes without the permission of a doctor.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

John McCain Illegally Travels To Syria, Meets With Leaders And Fighting Groups; No Criticism From MSM

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 23, 2017

Shortly after the mainstream media erupted in hysteria and neo-McCarthyistic attacks against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for having a routine conversation with the Russian Ambassador and for once having dinner with the President of Russia as part of an event, aging warmonger Senator John McCain recently announced that he had travelled illegally into Syria to meet with U.S. troops illegally stationed there as well as to meet with ISIS supporter and President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan. McCain also met with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and crown prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition, McCain also met with Kurdish fighters on the ground in Syria.

On February 22, McCain’s spokeswoman, Julie Tarallo, confirmed that McCain had made the trip, saying it was a “valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”

Tarallo also praised Trump’s order to require the Department of Defense to provide a plan for combatting the Islamic State in Syria within thirty days. She said, “Senator McCain looks forward to working with the administration and military leaders to optimize our approach for accomplishing ISIL’s lasting defeat.”

Harris County, Texas, Houston To Stop Prosecuting Pot Cases

legalized-marijuanaBrandon Turbeville
February 22, 2017

As the Federal Government shows no signs of letting up on its ridiculous War on Drugs, Americans are starting to revolt at the local level even through local government officials. For instance, a recent announcement by Harris County D.A. Kim Ogg and Houston City officials is taking a step away from the caging of peaceful people with possession and use of cannabis.

By virtue of the new policy being enacted by Harris County (which includes Houston), law enforcement will no longer arrest and the D.A. will no longer prosecute most marijuana possession cases that are under four ounces beginning on March 1st.

This new policy will keep thousands of people out of jail and save the county millions of dollars. D.A. Ogg said, “At 107,000 cases over the last ten years, we have spent in excess of $250 million dollars collectively prosecuting a crime that has produced no tangible evidence of improved public safety.”

Director of the Fair Punishment Project, Rob Smith, praised the new program by saying,

Prior to today, a person found in possession of four ounces or less of marijuana in Houston faced arrest and possible jail time. Even four or five days in jail could mean a lost job or an uncared for child or elderly parent. Today, District Attorney Kim Ogg took an important step toward making the justice system more humane and fair by recognizing that shuffling more people through the system for non-violent drug offenses was doing more harm than good.

Canadian Biology Teacher Latest Victim Of Vaccine Inquisition

teacher vaccineBrandon Turbeville
February 21, 2017

Having gained leaps and bounds in the race to eliminate any vestige of free speech with its recent hate crime laws, Canada is once again trying to take the lead in the elimination of free thought, free speech, free expression and well . . . pretty much anything free.

This time, it is the persecution and punishment of a Canadian Biology and Physics teacher for daring to question the safety of vaccination and, even worse, allegedly asking medical professionals about the side effects of certain medications and whether or not students were being informed as to the possible dangers.

The story goes something like this, according to the Simco Reporter,

Sullivan approached the nurses and requested the product information sheets related to the various vaccines. He read the potential side effects to his students. In rare cases, these effects include, vasculitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, encephalopathy and, in the case of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, death. 
In his letter, Sullivan said his students were not aware of these risks. He asked the nurses administering the vaccines if they were informing the students about them. Sullivan says he was told no.

DEA Quietly Removes Damning Report On Marijuana “Dangers”

DEA marijuana reportBrandon Turbeville
February 23, 2017

The recent removal of a 45-page document from the DEA’s website now has many pro-cannabis activists claiming a small victory.

The document entitled “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse” listed various nonsensical claims such as that marijuana causes addiction and is a gateway drug.

The document also suggests that marijuana use results in delinquent behavior. One statement found on page 7 sums up the DEA position by saying, “Legalization of marijuana, no matter how it begins, will come at the expense of our children and public safety. It will create dependency and treatment issues, and open the door to use of other drugs, impaired health, delinquent behavior, and drugged drivers.”

Surprisingly, the DEA document did not contain the full length feature film Reefer Madness to back up its claims. We feel sure that a movie showing violent, homicidal, race-mixing “marijuana addicts” would have really driven the point home.

Regardless, the DEA document was the subject of a campaign launched by Americans for Safe Access, a cannabis advocacy group who filed a petition in late 2016 arguing the DEA provided false statements and shaped public policy toward cannabis. As a result of those statements, the ASA filed its petition under the Information Quality Act.

As the Cannabist writes,

Parents Target Bayer Laxative For Causing Psychiatric Breakdowns In Children

3766009204_589788ea4b_o-700x587Brandon Turbeville
February 20, 2017

A study being conducted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is looking into claims made by parents that their children developed “neuropsychiatric problems” after consuming the over the counter laxative MiraLAX.

Parents have reported that their children became angry, aggressive and paranoid after taking MiraLAX with some saying that their children experienced “near psychiatric events” and mood swings.

The study is apparently being done at the behest of the FDA and being conducted at CHOP. The FDA maintains that there is not enough data to link PEG 3350 with serious neuropsychiatric issues in children.

And MiraLAX’s manufacturerer, Bayer has released a statement that essentially falls back on the FDA approval of the medicine. But many parents are not convinced. In fact, it is not simply one or two families who are concerned about MiraLAX’s side effects but an entire group that say the connection between negative psychiatric side effects and the consumption of MiraLAX are all too clear.

New German Supermarket Lidl Set To Compete With Aldi In 2017

lidlBrandon Turbeville
February 20, 2016

The American food market is experiencing a German invasion. And it’s a welcome one.

After the dramatic expansion of and increased success of Aldi, a new German supermarket chain – Lidl – is now opening its first wave of stores in the United States.

In fact, 20 stores are slated to be opened in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

At the beginning, Lidl planned to open its first group of stores no later than 2018. However, the supermarket chain is moving forward ahead of schedule with plans to open up a hundred locations along the American East Coast within a year.

The grocer’s mantra, at least for the U.S. market is “high quality at a low price.” Lidl’s business strategy involves offering fewer products in smaller stores in order to keep prices low while at the same time raising food quality and shopping experience standards.

While more traditional grocery stores continue to chug along, Aldi and Trader Joe’s (owned by Aldi) have seen drastic amounts of success with a similar model. Basically, the entire shopping experience will be simpler, streamlined and without any frills.

As Bee Population Continues Decline Scientists Introduce Robobee

sticky gel robobeeBrandon Turbeville
February 20, 2016

As the bee population in the United States continues to decline, some scientists are working on a backup option which many people are calling the Robobee.

A recent announcement coming out of the journal Chem, in an article by Eijiro Miyako, a chemist that the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan, involves the combination of a drone and a gel to create a robot version of the endangered pollinators.

Miyako and his team used a four-propeller drone to which they attached horse hairs in order to mimic the fuzzy body of a bee. They coated the horse hairs with the gel so that pollen would stick to the horse hairs which would then be carried from one plant to another.

Miyako said he doesn’t believe that the drones would replace bees but that it could help bees with their pollinating duties. He said that the drones will need to become smarter, more energy efficient and have better maneuverability as well as better GPS and artificial intelligence before they can be realistically used.

While working on a project designed to pick up the slack of a declining bee population is obviously not a bad thing, it would be much more prudent for the U.S. Government to immediately investigate and act on what exactly is causing the population to decline to begin with.

New Book – Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome

Activist Post
February 11, 2017

Activist Post writer, Brandon Turbeville, has just released his eighth book: Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome.

Brandon is known for his detailed research, principally in the area of geopolitics, color revolutions, the Middle East and, specifically, Syria. In his new book, Turbeville documents a long-standing plan to destabilize Syria as part of wider agenda of Western imperialism. Over the course of nearly 600 pages Turbeville tracks this plan from its inception and names each of the geopolitical players involved. Brandon goes far beyond the daily headlines in order to crystallize current events into a narrative that makes far better sense than the one peddled by establishment media.

In fact, it is the propaganda of the West – from chemical weapons, torture, “crimes against humanity,” “White Helmets,” and more – that attempts to cover up the less than peaceful aims of the NATO alliance, GCC, and Israel as they fan the flames of crisis and war in Syria.

Resisting The Empire also sets out to honor the courage and will of the Syrian people to not only survive but to face down the largest military force the world has ever known. It is a message which should resonate with every reader, as we move toward the implementation of the final stages of a globalist agenda that threatens to bring conflict on a world-wide scale.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 21, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
February 21, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 21, 2016

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis, the new proposed Syrian Constitution, the Michael Flynn resignation and the CIA coup against Donald Trump.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

University Study Laments “Just The Facts” Aren’t Enough To Convince Women Of GMO Safety

Brandon Turbeville
February 15, 2016

A recent series of focus groups conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide is now demonstrating two things clearly: first, that Big Ag is growing increasingly desperate in its attempts to convince average consumers to continue purchasing their toxic products and remain unaware of any potential dangers. Second, that the unhealthy obsession with academia under the misapplied name of science is more akin to a religion than anything involving critical thought.

The results of the focus groups conducted by Dr. Heather Bray and Professor Rachel Ankeny was published in the journal New Genetics and Society and essentially acts as a brainstorming effort as to how big corporations through their minions at the university level can be more effective at convincing most people to trust GMOs.

The academics were primarily focused on women because as they state, previous studies have shown women as tending to be more opposed to GMOs than men. Like any good marketing strategist, the professors sought out the reason why.

“GM foods are an important issue for the community, and with women still playing greater roles in the provision of home care and food preparation, we need to better understand how women are thinking and what their values are in relation to these issues,” Professor Rachel Ankeny said.

The results presented as represented in a press release by University of Adelaide called “GM foods: Why presenting ‘just the facts’ won’t work” are as follows:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

After CIA Micro-Coup, Trump Suddenly Wants Russia To Give Up Crimea, Thinks Obama Was 'Too Soft'

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 16, 2017

Only a day after an apparent micro coup conducted by elements within the CIA and U.S. intelligence apparatus, it appears that, if the CIA’s goal was to convince President Donald Trump that moves toward rapprochement with Russia would not be tolerated and that forces greater than Trump are in control of U.S. policy, that mission has been accomplished.

Despite a campaign of seemingly more rational foreign policy promises not to start World War Three, on the evening of February 14, mainstream headlines announced that Trump is now claiming that Crimea was “taken” by Russia and that Russia should give the region back to Ukraine.

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to deescalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday. Trump then later tweeted on Wednesday, February 15, “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?”

As is typical, senile warmonger John McCain, who is well-known for abandoning U.S. POW’s in Vietnam and supporting every single military action ever put on the table including supporting actual terrorists, joined in a chorus of war fervor, urging Trump to “let's take a different course together: give defensive lethal assistance to #Ukraine & keep sanctions on #Russia.”

Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign, mere hinting at the fact that the United States under a Trump administration might consider removing the idiotic and aggressive sanctions put in place under Obama, are now directly at odds with his behavior and decisions as President.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Did The CIA Just Stage A Micro-Coup Against Trump Administration?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 14, 2017

In a surprising turn, it has been announced that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned from his post after allegations surrounding his “inappropriate” contact with Russian officials and his subsequent admission of providing “incomplete” information to the President and Vice President regarding that contact. The resignation takes place amide FBI investigations into Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador and weeks after the Justice Department sent a warning letter to the Trump administration regarding the potential for Flynn to be subject to blackmail if the allegations were true.

In addition, the U.S. Army was reportedly investigating Flynn for his possible acceptance of Russian money during trips made to Russia in the past.

Of the less hysterical reports, Yahoo News at least attempted to refrain from channelling the ghost of Joe McCarthy. For that reason, it’s article “Conway: Flynn Resigned Because He’d Become ‘A Lighting Rod,’” can be used as a sample of how corporate media outlets are trying to portray the resignation, minus the hyperbole. It reads,

National security adviser Michael Flynn has resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence about contacts with a Russian diplomat, up-ending President Donald Trump's White House team less than a month after his inauguration. 
In a resignation letter, Flynn said he gave Pence and others "incomplete information" about his calls with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. The vice president, apparently relying on information from Flynn, initially said the national security adviser had not discussed sanctions with the Russian envoy, though Flynn later conceded the issue may have come up. 

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 13, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
February 15, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 13, 2017

Brandon discusses the fake Amnesty International "Human Slaughterhouse" Report, Syria, the concept of the ideal state, and a brief airing of a clip from Alan Watt of



Syrian President Assad Calls Western Atrocity Reports “Fake News”

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 14, 2017

In his first interview with Western Corporate media since the election of Donald Trump, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sat before a highly propagandized Western public and a politicized Western media and answered a number of questions that were raised as a result of the Trump election and a recently released report by Amnesty International alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 prisoners at Saydnaya Prison.

The Amnesty report, while written with skill, lacked any relevant evidence and stands as yet one more example of politicized “human rights” campaigning that finds its roots in the U.S. State Department and the office of George Soros designed to demonize the Syrian government and drum up public support for some type of military action against the Syrian military or at least continued Western support of terrorists.

Thus, in his reply to the question regarding the Amnesty report, Assad rightly identified the report and mainstream corporate reporting surrounding the report as “Fake News.” Indeed, this is a fact that is becoming increasingly clear not only in the United States but in the Western world as a whole. i.e. that the corporate press is nothing more than a 24/7 barrage of fiction designed to manipulate the minds of its audience for the benefit of an agenda that is not readily apparent to its viewers.

“So– so Amnesty International knows more about Syria than me, according to you. No, that’s no true. No. They– they haven’t been to Syria,” Assad stated. “They only base their reports on allegations. They can bring anyone, doesn’t matter what’s his title. You can forge anything these days. And we’re living in a fake news era, as you know.”

Monday, February 13, 2017

Assad Rejects Trump "Safe Zone" Plan: Says Syria Will Be Safe When The West, GCC Stop Supporting Terrorists

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 11, 2017

After rightly rejecting the new draft Constitution for Syria submitted by Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is wisely rejecting the Trump administration concept of the implementation of “safe zones” inside Syria. In the first interview with Western media since the election of Donald Trump, Assad decried the plan as a bad idea that would have no real ability to protect civilians or end the Syrian crisis.

When asked by the interviewer about Trump’s statement that he would “absolutely” create “safe zones” in Syria “for the Syrian people,” Assad responded by saying,

But actually, it won’t [protect civilians], it won’t. Safe zones for the Syrians could only happen when you have stability and security, where you don’t have terrorists, where you don’t have [the] flow and support of those terrorists by the neighboring countries or by Western countries. This is where you can have a natural safe zone, which is our country. They don’t need safe zones at all. It’s not a realistic idea at all.

When the interviewer pressed Assad on the fact that so many Syrians were displaced and thus “How can you oppose safe zones?” Assad pointed directly at the root of the problem. He stated,

The first thing you have to ask: why were they displaced? If you don’t answer that question, you cannot answer the rest. They were displaced for two reasons: first of all, the terrorist acts and the support from the outside. Second, the [U.S.] embargo on Syria. Many people didn’t only leave Syria because of the security issues. As you can see, Damascus is safe today, it’s nearly normal life, not completely. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

MSM And "Human Rights" NGOs Promote War, Remain Silent When Propaganda Is Proven False

Hanin Elias
February 8, 2017

CNN and BBC etc. published another huge accusation against the Syrian government with "Human rights activists" based in England and Amnesty International who claimed that, by hearsay and photos, they can prove that, in a secret prison in Sednaya Syria, that between 2011-2015 up to 5000- 13,000 people were tortured, killed and buried in mass graves.

After the Cesar files, chemical weapons accusations and barrel bombs "killing his own people", torture prisons was what was missing.

While the Syrian army found mass graves of Syrian soldiers in East Aleppo and had photos and bodies to proof it, nobody at CNN and BBC cared.

While we see other real war crimes in Yemen that are so horrible that everyone who posts a photo of a starved or killed Yemeni Kid gets blocked on Facebook for weeks, somehow chosen violent footage posted by the mainstream media made it through the censorship.

White powder, red blood and rubble from film sets in formerly besieged East Aleppo stood in strong contrast to actually starved Yemeni people who were just skin and bones and had open splattered skulls and a different color blood, less shiny, more brownish like a rusty nail.

These images can't be shown on Facebook -just the White Helmet style, running, screaming for a No Fly Zone and saving kids dusted in rubble with elegantly placed amounts of blood...and a logo in the corner.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Amnesty International "Human Slaughterhouse" Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 8, 2017

In yet another act of “convenient” timing, Amnesty International has released a bombshell report alleging the execution by hanging of 13,000 Syrian prisoners by the Syrian government from 2011-2015. The report, “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings And Extermination At Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” which contains rather detailed descriptions of torture, rape, and execution as well as other horrific activity has no doubt caught the attention of many people, even those who have followed the events transpiring in Syria for the last six years. However, there is one important aspect of the report that Amnesty International lacks . . . evidence.

While the report, at first glance, might sound convincing, an adequate reading of the text reveals it to be yet another Western propaganda piece designed to demonize the Assad government shortly before important talks take place in Switzerland. The report contains the right buzzwords such as “extermination campaign” and reads like a story recounting Nazi concentration camps so as to jog the ever-present memory of the Holocaust, thus causing the reader to subconsciously and consciously associate the Nazi slaughter of the Jews with the alleged Assad execution of 13,000 prisoners. Still, while we must give credit to good writing, we must point out that good writing with no evidence is just a piece of fiction.

Below are a number of reasons to question the report and, as a result, another list of reasons to question the integrity of Amnesty International.

Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome - Brandon Turbeville New Book Now Available

Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome by [Turbeville, Brandon]Brandon Turbeville
February 8, 2017

Brandon Turbeville's new book Resisting the Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome is now available online and in select locations.

In Resisting The Empire, Brandon Turbeville draws a picture of the Syrian crisis from the its beginnings in 2011 and even earlier, since the United States funded and organized the foundations for destabilization long before the first shots were fired. This book discusses the start of the crisis, the devolution of the war, and the tragedy of Western imperialism. Turbeville also deconstructs the propaganda of the West – from chemical weapons, torture, “crimes against humanity,” “White Helmets,” and more – and exposes the NATO alliance, GCC, and Israel for their war on Syria. This book names each of the geopolitical players and discusses their role in the affair. Resisting The Empire documents the tragedy of Western imperialism while, at the same time, honoring the courage and will of the Syrian people to not only survive but to face down the largest military force the world has ever known.

By the book in hard copy or Kindle version on Amazon here or click on the link below!

Trump Administration Apparently Heading For War As Iran Dumps U.S. Dollar,

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 7, 2017

While many were hoping against all odds that a Trump administration would live up to some of its campaign rhetoric and begin to back away from imperialistic foreign adventures, it seems those hopes are being dashed by the day as Trump and his team are giving every indication that they are moving toward war with Iran.

Even on the campaign trail, Trump expressed irrational anti-Iran sentiment suggesting that the Iran nuclear deal signed with the Obama administration was “terrible” and that the United States was essentially forced to pay Iran not to build a bomb. Of course, this rhetoric was nothing but fantasy since the only loser in the deal was the Iranians, who were never in violation of any international provisions against nuclear proliferation, did not have a nuclear weapon, a nuclear weapons program, or even the ability to create one. In reality, Iran never should have had to sign any deal with the world’s self-appointed guard dog. Still, Trump represented the release of Iran’s frozen assets as extortion (against the United States no less). For those who are unaware, the money that was allegedly “paid” to Iran was actually Iranian money the United States had frozen in the past as a result of prior fits of war hysteria.

This anti-Iran policy came to the forefront a week ago when National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, rabid anti-Iran warmonger, gave a surprise performance of typical Western war froth in front of the cameras about the “emboldened” Iran and the danger it presents to America and its allies. He also suggested that Iran has not been “thankful” to the United States for apparently not invading them as it has done to Iran’s neighbors and allies over the past sixteen years.

Flynn stated that the United States is officially “putting Iran on notice.” Thus, it seems that the United States is setting its sights on the next piece of the geopolitical puzzle before the ultimate goal of Russia and world hegemony is to be recognized.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 6, 2017

Brandon Turbeville
February 7, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - February 6, 2017

Brandon discusses the Syrian crisis, the Trump administration's aggression toward Iran, and airs a discussion between Vanessa Beeley and Rev. Andrew Ashdown.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Trump's National Security Adviser Puts Iran "On Notice;" Foreshadowing Of War

Michael Flynn IranBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 2, 2017

The new boss is now starting to look extremely similar to the old boss. Today, February 2, Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, rabid anti-Iran warmonger, Michael Flynn, delivered a stern and open warning to Iran, officially “putting Iran on notice.” Thus, it seems that the United States is setting its sights on the next piece of the geopolitical puzzle before the ultimate goal of Russia and world hegemony is to be recognized.

Flynn cited only two justifications for his threat, neither of which are logical or anything but unproven allegations. First, Flynn is attributing an alleged attempted missile attack on U.S. Naval ships parked off the coast of Yemen supposedly committed by Houthi Rebels. Second, Flynn argues that a recent ballistic missile test conducted by Iran violates the P5+1 and United Nations backed nuclear deal.

Flynn claimed that Iran has recently become “emboldened” because the Obama administration, the same administration which forced Iran to decimate their nuclear power program at the barrel of a gun, was “weak and ineffective.”

“In these and other similar activities, Iran continues to threaten US friends and allies in the region,” Flynn stated. Translation: Iran’s existence and refusal to knuckle under to foreign dictates represents a threat to the impunity of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

In regards to Flynn’s statements, it is important to note that the Iranophobic warmonger leaves out a number of points. First, Flynn lays the blame of Houthi missile attacks at the feet of Iran because, according to him, Iran somehow controls the Houthis or, at the very least, supports them. While it would be naïve to believe that the Houthis are receiving no support from outside forces, the fact is that there is absolutely no evidence that Iran is doing so. Indeed, the alleged missile attacks themselves are highly questionable, with some believing that they were actually a false flag on the part of the United States in order to justify a bombing campaign in Yemen on a flimsy basis of self-defense. This basis is flimsy because the United States does, after all, have its ships right off the coast of Yemen and it is supporting the Saudi war of aggression.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Trump Administration Arming Kurdish Fanatics, Terrorists; U.S. And Russia Float Kurdish Autonomy In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
February 1, 2017

While Trump’s Syria plan has been incredibly vague up until this point, we are now seeing the position of the Trump administration coming into view. While, at this point, it might not be as bad as what was called for under Obama and Clinton, the new approach to Syria is concerning to say the least.

This is because mainstream news reports have revealed that the Trump administration is going ahead with a plan to arm Kurdish militants in Syria who are battling the Islamic State. Of course, these Kurdish fanatics are interesting in only one thing – independence and the creation of their own Kurdish state that eventually crosses the border of Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. They are not interested so much in fighting terror since they have allied themselves with terrorists to achieve their own goals.

The new mainstream and alternative media reports are based entirely upon claims by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that they have now begun receiving U.S. armoured vehicles in addition to small arms and other munitions in addition to what they have received in the past. It is unclear whether or not the new materials are part of the continuation of a plan created and ordered under the Obama administration or whether it is a new Trump-ordered policy. Regardless, the Trump administration has the ability to stop such provisions and has chosen to allow them to continue, at least according to the SDF. Indeed, the SDF spokesman even claimed that the Trump administration has pledged “extra support.”

According to Reuters, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed the assistance being provided to “Arab elements” within the SDF “as part of our existing authorities to enable them” and that there had been no change in policy.