Thursday, August 31, 2017

Video Shows Terrorists Teaching Children To Fake Chemical Attacks

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 30, 2017

A video that was posted to Youtube as far back as 2013 is now making the rounds on the internet four years later due to Mimi al Laham, Syrian Girl, (SyrianGirlPartisan on Youtube) sharing the video on her channel.

The video, which is around three and a half minutes long, shows children being instructed by terrorists to act as if they have been hit with sarin gas. In the background, one can clearly see terrorist logos and the black, white, and green flag of the terrorist “rebels.”

The children appear to be in some sort of a contest with judges as a number of adults play the role of doctors. The children do their best by lying on the floor, convulsing, and gasping for air as sad music is blaring throughout the video. The children are surprisingly believable, no doubt getting into their roles as children often do when it comes to make believe.

Some of the children can even be seen frothing at the mouth and, as the adults playing the doctors pretend to collapse, other adults can be seen spraying some type of substance on the “doctors’” face which looks a lot like the froth that appears after one has been exposed to certain chemical weapons.

At the end of the video, one can see a man in a gaunt Mickey Mouse costume telling the children that everything is in good fun.

The video can be found where it was originally posted at this Youtube account.

Chemical attacks in Syria, which have all been committed by America’s terrorists not the Syrian government, have repeatedly been capitalized on by terrorist PR groups like the White Helmets.

Monday, August 28, 2017

MSM Claims UN “Member States” Intercepted North Korean Shipment Of Chemical Weapons To Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 28, 2017

The latest round of fearmongering and propaganda against the Syrian government is now dovetailing with the latest round of fearmongering and propaganda against North Korea. It seems the corporate media and the Western governments for which it speaks have now decided to go for a two-fer when drumming up justifications for more war in Syria and a new war with North Korea.

This time, the narrative is that North Korea is shipping chemical weapons and other types of weaponry to Syria in violation of Western dictates.

One report by CNBC read,

Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. 
The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained.
"The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea)," the experts wrote in the 37-page report. 
"Two member states interdicted shipments destined for Syria. Another Member state informed the panel that it had reasons to believe that the goods were part of a KOMID contract with Syria," according to the report. 

MSM Repeats Same WMD Lies As In Iraq To Lay Groundwork For Military Action In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 28, 2017

After six years of propaganda, false narratives, and hysteria by Western governments and their media mouthpieces regarding the push for direct war with Syria, it seems the Western narrative is now shifting to the tried and true method that proved itself during the second invasion of Iraq in 2003. That is, that Syria still has chemical weapons even after allowing inspectors into the country and that its “weapons of mass destruction” are being used against civilians. It’s a tired bit of propaganda but, unfortunately, like most propaganda narratives, it works on many Americans.

For that reason, a number of corporate press outlets have posted a volley of articles containing headlines such as Anthony Deutsch’s (of the recent “I saw a list but couldn’t tell if it was real or not but will report it as if it is proof Assad is killing his own people” report) Reuters piece entitled “How Syria Continued To Gas Its People As The World Looked On.” The article is nothing more than a laundry list of disproven claims, suspect sources, and outright fabrications collected to present a case for Assad’s “killing his own people” with “chemical weapons.”

The article contains a number of accusations against the Syrian government that, if believed, would send a signal to many gullible Reuters readers that Assad is not only holding back on Syrian chemical weapons supplies but that he is still using them on a regular basis.

For instance, Deutsch writes,

In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump To Continue War In Afghanistan, Echoes Ghost Of Richard Nixon, Pakistan Next Target?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 24, 2017

Only days ago, I wrote an article addressing the growing tension in the country entitled “From Charlottesville To Boston, America Is Falling Apart At The Seams,” where I stated, “Once again, it looks like Trump has been routed by the Deep State. Expect more foreign policy aggression and more domestic oppression in the very near future as the Deep State grabs the wheel and helps Trump keep it between the lines.” My prediction came true only little more than a day after the article was published.

After days of being subjected to accusations of Nazism, white supremacy, white nationalism and the like simply for not condemning one violent group (and leaving the other untouched) fast enough and then for only condemning the group three to five times in two days, the Trump administration was once again feeling the pressure of a Deep State and corporate media industrial complex. (Please note, this is not to say that Trump himself was ever anything but a member of the establishment. However, there is clearly an element inside the American establishment that is acting against him in an effort to direct and contain the President and any penchant he has for independence).

On the evening of August 22, Donald Trump gave a speech outlining his strategy for Afghanistan. What he did was outline how far he is moving ahead with the Deep State’s agenda of remaining in Afghanistan under the guise of “defeating terrorism.” From heroin production to physical strategic positioning and influence in the region, particularly in regards to Russia, the imperialists in the U.S. government have no intention of leaving this country, at least not without a fully staffed puppet government in place.

After bizarre statements that sounded vaguely religious suggesting we should “open our hearts to patriotism,” Trump proceeded to unveil his plan to continue the war in Afghanistan but with even less transparency than his predecessor.

Resigning U.N. Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte Surrounded By Allegations Of Intimidation, Bullying Of Witnesses

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

If Assad Is "Killing His Own People" Why Are They Rushing Back To Him?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 21, 2017

As the mainstream corporate press attempts to guilt Westerners over making Syrian refugees return home, Western outlets are, in fact, desconstructing their own propaganda narrative for all to see.

For instance, according to the International Organization for Migration, more than 600,000 Syrians have returned home to Syria since the beginning of 2017, more than the number of returning refugees in the entire year of 2016.

IOM reports that the majority of those Syrians going home were internally displaced people. After that, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq followed respectively.

The typically pro-imperialist NPR attempted to suggest that the return of the internally displaced to their homes are being forced to relocate back home by the Syrian government. That claim, while large non-sensical, is also contradicted by reports from other mainstream agencies.

IOM is worried that the “appropriate measures” to ensure safety to those Syrians returning home are not yet in place.

Of course, the real question that needs to be asked here is simple: “If Assad is killing his own people, why are Syrians running back to him in droves?” After all, when African refugees were being labeled Syrian two years ago, we were told that these people were fleeing the “brutal Assad,” the dictator “killing his own people.” So why would people who were being slaughtered by their own government rush back to it at the earliest possible opportunity?

Perhaps because they actually prefer to live in Syria than some other country. Perhaps their government isn’t killing them like Americans are being told they are.

From Charlottesville To Boston, America Is Falling Apart At The Seams

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 21, 2017

As America once again picks up the rubble from one of its regularly scheduled race riots, the hatred and anger felt by the participants is spreading throughout the country. Black/White Left/Right division is now at one of the highest levels in recent years, again drawing Presidential commentary and endless coverage in the mainstream corporate press.

Social media is on fire with every inflammatory opinion one can imagine. All social ills are being placed on the shoulders of whites, blacks, Democrats, Republicans, and people long dead. Today, lines are being drawn between racial groups, political identities, genders and the average person doesn’t have a say in the matter. Those lines are being drawn for them. At times, they are drawn by the media other times by radical fanatics in the street hurling insults, fists, and feces at anyone that dares disagree or even dares not to agree with them. They are also drawn by the average American themselves, glued to their television screens and subjected to the “other” dealing verbal abuse and violence on the “us.”

Everyone is either denouncing white supremacy, white racism, and nazis or they are bashing “commies,” blacks, and anyone on the left. Everyone is joining their “team” and preparing for battle, as if some racial or ideological coup will result in the betterment of their situation. Keyboard commandoes are typing away that if the “us” can rid ourselves of the “other” we will somehow reach a new utopia. Fanatical ideologues from both the left and the right are in the streets preaching the same message.

Donald Trump has a role to play in this but it’s not what you think. Trump, whatever he may be, has been linked with white supremacy, white nationalism, and general racism when nothing in his campaign or his presidency has ever suggested that this is the case (except, perhaps, for the nomination of Jeff Sessions who is now going after “nazis” when he himself was once considered to racist for 80s Kansas Republicans). The “left” in America immediately linked Trump with the Unite the Right Activists and demanded that he condemn only the right wing troublemakers. Trump, to his credit, denounced racism, hatred, and violence on both sides. For the “left,” however, that was not enough. Nothing is ever enough. Trump had to call out only whites and right wingers or he is a Nazi.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Syrian Military Closes In On U.S. Positions In Al-Tanf, Syria; What Will Be The American Response?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

Recently, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary forces) and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary forces) captured several points from the Western-backed Free Syrian Army in al-Sweida.

The Syrian military is, according to a military source cited by al-Masdar News, making a major push toward the al-Tanf Crossing.

The recent military gains puts the SAA within striking distances of al-Tanf and the al-Tanf Airbase in the Homs Governate.

This new development now raises tensions between Russia and Syria and the American forces illegally occupying Syria. The U.S. has not yet attacked the Syrian forces but it has openly stated that it intends to do so in the future if it fears that illegal U.S. forces are “under threat.”

On May 18, al-Qaeda’s Air Force struck when the United States launched an aerial assault on an SAA military convoy. According to CBS News,

The U.S. sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles on Thursday that violated a deconfliction zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where special forces are training Syrian militias, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. 
The Syrian regime has violated the zone two times in the past few days, Martin reports.
In one incident, 27 regime vehicles drove within 18 miles of al-Tanf, which breached the 34 mile radius of the army convoy. U.S. aircraft attempted to buzz the regime, but when the convoy didn't turn around, they conducted a strike against some of the vehicles. 

Russian Foreign Ministry Siezes On Obama's Tweet, Points Out Hypocrisy of Obama's Murder Of Ghaddafi

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

The Messiah of the pro-war left, Barack Obama, recently took to Twitter after the race riots in Virginia to quote Nelson Mandela in a condemnation of racism. The tweet, however, was much more likely a clever act of opportunism to galvanize the fascist left in their own perceived racial struggles against Donald Trump. It worked and, subsequently, Obama’s tweet became the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s short history.

One could go on and on about Obama’s history with race and racism. His entire adolescence, college and political career was utterly obsessed with it, as his book Dreams From My Father alludes to. But the irony of Obama’s tweets have nothing to do with Obama’s own sordid history with race and racism throughout his life and tenure as President but in the fact that he chose to quote Nelson Mandela in his opportunistic comment about the tragic Charlottesville clown show.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion . . .” Obama tweeted. Fair enough. But they don’t grow up killing innocent people in foreign countries either.

According to TASS online, the irony of Obama’s tweet was not lost on Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova, who wrote that the tweet had “an excellent beginning, though a bit belated.” She noted that there is another quote by Nelson Mandela that Obama should tweet, “better late than never.”

"No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do," she quoted.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Israel Claims Iran Is Building A Missile Factory In Syria, Builds Excuses For Strike Against Assad

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 18, 2017

The Israelis are at it again. The Zionist settler state is currently laying the groundwork for a justification of military aggression against Syria over flimsy claims that Iran is building a scud missile factory in Lattakia.

Israel claims that satellite photos allegedly taken by its EROS-B satellite show the construction of the Scud missile factory. The location is allegedly near Latakia near the coastline.

Israel claims the photo of the facility shows that the structure resembles a missile plant in Tehran.

The Independent cites Channel 2’s experts who claim that the facility could not have been constructed without the help of Iran and Iranian experts allegedly operating in Syria. They say work began on the facility last year and that is has both production and underground storage capacity for long-range missiles. These missiles would thus be capable of striking Israel.

These “experts” claim the facility will be completed by the end of 2017.

Of course, the word “alleged” appears so often in this report because the Israeli claims are missing a very important element which is needed to make decisions regarding what to do in any given important situation such as this – proof. The photos, assuming they are real and not doctored by Mossad or the Israeli military, simply show the construction of a facility that “resembles” a missile facility in Iran. From such a simple statement, we then have experts discussing how the missiles will threaten Israel and how Iranian experts must be in Syria and how the Syrians must have Iranian experts working with them to build the Scud facility. All this because a building looks like another building that manufactures missiles located in a different country.

Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

MSM Weeps For Dead White Helmets Terrorists, Cries For Nusra

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post 
August 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Movement To Remove Buried Lead Cables Growing In California

Brandon Turbeville
August 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 8, 2017

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

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

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

As the Washington Post reports,

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

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editor's Note: Brandon Turbeville interviewed by Muslim Press 

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

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

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

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

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

Who is Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel?

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

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 4, 2017

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

free tradeBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
August 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Vaccine Rights Movement Needs A Worldwide United Front

Brandon Turbeville
July 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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