Friday, September 7, 2018

Syrian Girl Interviews Ambassador Peter Ford - Part 1

Syper - THE CHALLENGE OF IDLIB; BRANDON BLASTS THE BLACKGUARDS IN TRENCHANT LANGUAGE

Ziad Fadel
Syrian Perspective
September 3, 2018

These are wild and wooly days in Syria.  The Russian Navy is poised to give ground support to the Syrian Army with the missile cruiser, the Ustinov.  (Not named after British actor, Peter Ustinov).  The Russian Air Force is ready to provide air cover out of the now sprawling Humaymeem Air Base which used to be Latakia’s International Airport.  Near Slinfeh, my wife’s home town, are hundreds of committed fighters from Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.  Their presence has resulted in the closure of one of my favorite Syrian restaurants just west of the town, Qahwat Al-Dhay’ah Al-Mansiyya (The Forgotten Village Cafe).
If the French, British and Americans engineer a false flag event, such as the use of CW, it will not be easy to justify any kind of assault on Syrian government forces while the Russians are so visible militarily.  It is clear today that President Putin wants to bring this war to an end and get his troops mostly back to Russia.  That will not happen unless a campaign to oust the terrorists is begun.  Previous denials by the Kremlin and the Russian Defense Ministry as to the assault on Idlib were meant as red herrings.  The very fact that the 4th Mechanized Armored Division is on the Idlib border alongside the Tiger Force is proof positive that this will not be some “phased invasion”, but, something more like a Syrian “shock and awe” episode.  T-72 tanks and T-90 tanks all are equipped with the Saraab 1 and 2 anti-armored rocket deflecter system and render the TOW platform about as useful as lipstick on an armadillo.
Bristling with arms and top-heavy with manpower,  the Syrian Army is now at its very best.  I am also pleased to inform my readers that members of the FSA who volunteered to fight with the SAA are doing exactly that and have complemented our capabilities with much knowledge about how the terrorists function after training with British and American spooks.  Their role is invaluable and their loyalty is not in question any longer.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

You Want A Real List? Directory Of Accurate Alt Media Sources On Syria

Brandon Turbeville
August 29, 2018

As mainstream media doubles down in its coordinated propaganda against the Syrian government and in support of direct Western military intervention, the alternative media has been going up against unprecedented censorship on the part of the social media and Internet corporate giants at the same time. For that reason, it is becoming harder and harder to find accurate sources of information regarding Syria as well as all other topics in a general Internet search. While readers of the alt media before Google’s purge and censorfest took place have largely remained, the amount of people being exposed to new information and an alternative to government and corporate propaganda has been drastically reduced.

In addition, with disturbed “researchers” and various shadowy organizations creating silly lists of “Assadists,” “Fake News,” and “Russian propaganda,” I thought it might be useful to create a list of my own, containing a number of the same names, in order to provide a list of researchers, journalists, and activists who have been working to expose the true agenda behind what is happening in Syria today in hopes that my readers will also find their work and find access to additional sources of information which certainly will not be available in the mainstream press. This, of course, is in addition to my own work.

So, in light of having been left off a few of these lists, please forgive the shameless self-promotion of putting my own name and website first.

Brandon Turbeville – I’ll start by mentioning my own work which can mostly be found here at Activist Post but also at my own website BrandonTurbeville.com, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, I have written two books on the subject, the most relevant being Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome, and The Road To Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault On Syria.


Terrorists In Syria Receive Chemicals, Victims, UK Training For Upcoming False Flag Chemical Attack

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 28, 2018

History repeats itself and, sometimes, it doesn’t even need generation gaps to do so. In the modern day West, it only needs a space of a few days or weeks. This is why the US, UK, and French governments feel so confident in their ability to launch airstrikes against Syria for the third time under the Trump administration on the basis of false chemical weapons claims .

As the Syrian military prepares for perhaps the biggest and most bloody battle of the war – the battle to liberate Idlib – it appears that the West is preparing to make a stand of its own in defense of the head choppers and “moderate” cannibals it has supported since 2011. But while the US has twice used disproven claims of chemical weapons in Syria as a pretext to launch strikes against Syria, both of those strikes were relatively minor in terms of the damage they caused. However, America’s seemingly independent-of-the-executive branch military is already preparing for the possibility of strikes against Syria, having known this moment was coming now for months.

And it is not only the alternative media that is warning of the possibility of strikes. The Russian government is sounding the alarm also.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the US and its allies are preparing new strikes against Syria. The MOD also stated that the terrorists in Idlib are preparing to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to place the blame on the Syrian government and provide a pretext for a Western attack on the country.

The staged attacks are allegedly being prepared by al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham) in Idlib. The MOD has stated that, in order to stage the attack, around eight canisters of chlorine have been delivered to a village near Jisr al-Shughur city. Another group of terrorists, who have allegedly been trained and prepped by private British security company Olive, have also recently arrived in the area. The group is to be disguised as White Helmets volunteers and will simulate a rescue operation involving locals who will be purportedly injured in the alleged attack.


Recent Attacks In Syria Shows US Still Supporting ISIS

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 24, 2018

If there was any doubt that the United States is supporting terrorists in Syria, neo-con fop John Bolton’s recent statements threatening the Syrian government over its upcoming offensive to liberate Idlib should have removed it. Bolton, of course, was speaking in Jerusalem before his colleagues in the Israeli government. He stated that the U.S. would respond “very strongly” if the Syrian government used “chemical weapons” in the offensive.

“We now see plans for the Syrian regime to resume offensive military activities in Idlib province,” he said. “We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again.”

Bolton warned, “Just so there’s no confusion here, if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time.”

In other words, Bolton just encouraged al-Qaeda terrorists to stage a chemical attack so that, once again, Trump will be “forced” to react militarily to please leftists and neo-cons despite the fact that cognizant Americans would prefer to stay out of the whole affair. If that statement isn’t a statement of pretext, an incentivization to stage a chemical weapons attack and blame in on the government of Syria, I don’t know what is.

The build-up to yet more strikes against the legitimate and secular government of Bashar al-Assad aside, however, US support for terrorists in Syria and ISIS specifically has been well-documented.

Likening ISIS to the pirates of times past, 21st Century Wire’s Patrick Henningsen wrote,

They’re being paid for, and directed at the highest levels by powers outside of Iraq and Syria. So it’s no surprise that the US, UK, Saudi, Qatar and Turkey all share the exact same objective as ISIS – the destabilization of secular nation states in the Middle East and the removal of Bashar al Assad in Syria. With the same objectives and agenda, the Western Coalition and ISIS work together like a well-oiled machine.


Thursday, August 23, 2018

New 'Humanitarian' Tech Program In Syria 'Invented' By Former State Dep't, Arab Spring Participants

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 22, 2018

It’s been a few months since mainstream media has presented its audience with a State Department super hero acting as a “humanitarian” in Syria. But, never to disappoint, Andrew Gold of Wired as well as a host of other writers (at the same time) have been extolling the virtues of three new tech heroes who have designed an app to allegedly protect Syrian civilians from becoming victims of airstrikes.

In the Wired article, “Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War,” Gold first narrates the story of Abu al-Nour, an alleged Syrian civilian who lives in Idlib province, the last major stronghold of America’s “moderate cannibals.” Gold does not tell us of any crimes by the “rebels” nor does he suggest al-Nour has any reason to fear them. Instead, the sole evil in the article is Assad and Putin and the airstrikes against terrorists represented by Gold as airstrikes on civilians.

The story takes us through an airstrike that al-Nour narrowly survives but only as a result of a new technology designed and created to help protect innocent people from becoming victims of Russian and Syrian (but not American or Israeli) airstrikes.

To be clear, regardless of which side you stand with, one can scarcely argue with helping innocent people escape being caught in the crossfire between the terrorists and the government. However, one need only read a little further to see the real purpose behind the new tech, a portion of which is illuminated by the individuals who created it. Indeed, there are scarcely any lines to read between in order to see that this new tech is devised not to help civilians but terrorists evade Russian and Syrian airstrikes. If it saves a civilian life in the process, that’s just good press. Ultimately, however, the Sentry system is nothing but another tool to assist intelligence assets and terrorists on the ground in Idlib.


Genocide For Profit - How The Gov't, Big Pharma, Psychiatry, And DSS Are Conspiring To Destroy Native American Culture

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
August 13, 2018

From the first moments Europeans landed on the shores of North America, a war was waged against the indigenous people who lived there. That war took the form of deceptive agreements, settlements, outright violence, genocide, and, after defeat on the battlefield, an attempt to erase Native American culture and history from the minds of the victims. This war on Native Americans has never ended. Instead, it has only intensified with the lessons learned from the indoctrination and police state techniques used on the majority American population via television, law enforcement brutality, austerity/dependency, and of course medical tyranny, psychiatric fascism, and DSS/CPS.

In this new phase of the war, DSS/CPS play an important role. The separation and destruction of the family unit has continued apace with both the Native American and American populations but, in the case of Native Americans, it not only functions as a way to remove children from their families, but also a way to remove them from their culture. In this sense, DSS/CPS now functions as the old Indian Boarding Schools of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries that were devised to “civilize” and forcibly assimilate Native American people into the dominant culture.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services is working with psychiatrists and Big Pharma to engage in what can only be described as “genocide-for-profit.” It is using techniques it has learned on the American population of using “social services,” police, and the courts to separate children from their families, creating a population of people who have grown up without a stable family upbringing or who simply disappear only to turn up later in sex slavery rings or are left to some other horrible fate.

What is known about this situation is that, in South Dakota, Lakota children are being forcibly removed from their homes, put into foster care or psychiatric facilities and then over-prescribed psychiatric drugs that often rival some of the heaviest doses given to psychotic adults.


US Gov't Moves To Allow Greater Access To Medicines Without Doctor Visit But It's Not What You Think

US Gov't Moves To Allow Greater Access To Medicines Without Doctor Visit But It's Not What You ThinkBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
August 10, 2018

If the US government and the FDA have their way, Americans may soon have more access to medications and prescription drugs without having to first see a doctor. This is undoubtedly a positive step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly what you might think.

For those who are unaware, in the United States, an allegedly free country, American citizens no longer have the option to decide what medications they believe they need or wish to take and simply purchase those medications from a pharmacy as in times past or as in many other countries today. Instead, they are forced to make an appointment with a doctor who is considered (and considers himself) the ultimate authority on what a patient can consume, regardless of the patient’s choices. Of course, the patient has to pay for that visit and he/she may not even be prescribed the proper medicine even after begging the doctor’s permission to access it. The patient then has to go to the pharmacy and prove that he has his hall pass (prescription) in order to be receive his medication.

Now, a new draft guideline from the FDA seems to be heading in the opposite direction but “seems” is the operative word here. The FDA is looking into to how it can “lower healthcare costs” and one of the options may be opening up certain medications to potential purchase without a doctor’s visit.

But before anyone gets the idea that America is inching its way back to freedom, you might want to slow down. Independent thought and individual choice is not on the menu just yet.

One idea is that patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether or not they should be able to have access to a medication without needing a prescription.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Syrian First Lady Undergoing Cancer Treatment, Syrians and Admirers Show Outpouring Of Support


Brandon Turbeville
BrandonTurbeville.com
August 8, 2018

The media office of the Syrian Presidency announced on August 8 that First Lady of Syria, Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad had begun the initial stage of treatment for a malignant breast tumor. Thankfully, the tumor was discovered early.

“Strongly, confidently and faithfully, Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad started the first stage of treatment of a malignant tumor in the breast which was discovered in its early stage,” the office said on its Facebook page.

The announcement stated that Mrs. Assad is receiving treatment at one of the military facilities in Damascus city.

An outpouring of support for the First Lady has erupted across the internet both from Syrians in Syria and by her supporters abroad. One such statement of support came from Syrian analyst Afraa Dagher who wrote on her social media page:

Syrian first lady you are in our hearts. Syrians wish a quick recovery to the lady of Jasmine,  lady of the homeland, lady of peace and courage. Syria's first lady Mrs Asama Al-Assad is under treatment for a malignant breast tumor caught in its early stages and, according to Sana news and official presidency page , Mrs Asama is getting treatment in a Syrian military hospital. We should not worry for our brave lady. She is used to facing odds of defeat and difficulty.  She is a lady of Syria  and she faced the war on the country by steadfastness, wisdom, and courage. 
She belongs to “this people who taught the world steadfastness, strength and how to face their difficulties...”


MSM Journalist Exposes Western, Gulf Arming Terrorists In Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 6, 2018

In August of 2017, Bulgarian reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva published a report in mainstream outlet Trud in her home country exposing the paper trail documenting the US, NATO, and Gulf countries were shipping weapons to terrorists in Syria. Gaytandzhieva’s reporting was the result of her own travels to Syria where she saw these documents firsthand and her subsequent follow-up investigation after her return home.

That article, “350 Diplomatic Flights Carry Weapons For Terrorists,” is still available and I highly recommend reading it now before going any further in this article.

Now, nearly a year to the day after Gaytandzhieva’s article was released (for which she was summarily fired), journalist Robert Fisk has conducted a similar investigation and come to similar conclusions. In his article for The Independent, “A Bosnian signs off weapons he says are going to Saudi Arabia – but how did his signature turn up in Aleppo?” Fisk traces back the numbers found on shell casings, mortars, and other weapons used by terrorists to their manufacturers in Bosnia and the United States. He writes,

In the basement of a bombed-out al-Qaeda arms storage building in eastern Aleppo last year, I found a weapons log book from a mortar factory in Bosnia – with the handwritten name of one of their senior officials, Ifet Krnjic, on each page. It was dispatched from the Balkans with a cargo of 500 120mm mortars in January 2016. But now, in the forested heart of central Bosnia, I have found Mr Krnjic, who says his company sent the arms to Saudi Arabia.

Sitting on the lawn of his home south of the weapons-manufacturing town of Novi Travnik, he brings his finger down onto the first page of the log book which I showed him. “This is my signature! Yes, that’s me!” Krnjic exclaims loudly. “It’s a warranty for the 120mm mortar launcher – this is Nato standard. It [the shipment] went to Saudi Arabia. It was part of a supply of 500 mortars. I remember the Saudi shipment well. They [the Saudis] came to our factory to inspect the weapons at the beginning of 2016.”

This is astonishing. Not only does Krnjic, the 64-year old newly retired weapons control director of the BNT-TMiH factory at Novi Travnik, acknowledge his signature – but he says he recalls the visits of Saudi officials and military personnel to inspect the mortars before their shipment to Riyadh, and insists all such sales were strictly in accordance with the legal end-user certificates which his company obtained from all customers, stating that the weapons were to be used only by the armed forces of the nations which purchased them.


Caravan Of Evil Reveals Evidence Of Western/Israeli Intelligence Assets In al-Qaeda, White Helmet Groups

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 31, 2018

As more and more information comes out regarding the Caravan of Evil (i.e. the evacuation of the White Helmets from Southwestern Syria to Jordan and Israel and then on to Europe), there is also more and more evidence backing up the suspicions by many writers in the alternative media including myself  regarding the nature of the specific White Helmets being evacuated. Namely, the idea that these individuals were more than just more al-Nusra Front propagandists, but valued intelligence assets.

Although refusing to open its borders, Israel (apparently the only country in the world that is allowed to maintain borders) has allowed members of the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets to access Israeli territory on their way to resettlement in Britain, Canada, and Germany according to Jordanian officials. Jordan was also part of the Caravan of Evil.

Estimates initially put the number of White Helmets being evacuated at 800 but those numbers were soon reduced to 500. Now, as Reuters reports, the number has been reduced further to 100 White Helmets and 300 relatives.

But what is just as telling as which White Helmets members were evacuated are the members of the group who were left behind. Buried in an article by Khalil Ashawi for Reuters entitled “As Some ‘White Helmets’ Escaped Syria, most were left behind,

Fearing for his life, Daman Ayed registered to be evacuated from Syria along with hundreds of other members of the White Helmets rescue service, hoping for a new life in Canada.

But the 20-year-old was not among the several hundred people who were spirited out of the country last weekend over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and into Jordan. When the list of names approved for evacuation arrived, his was not on it.

“They told us at midnight that the names had come. We were surprised how many names had not been approved,” said Ayed. Only two of the people working at his rescue center were on the list.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Israel, US Rescue Terrorist Leaders, Intelligence Assets From Southwestern Syria Ahead Of Liberation

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 26, 2018

As the Syrian government marches forward with the liberation of the southwestern front, the United States, Europe, Israel, and Jordan are coming to the humanitarian rescue. But they aren’t rescuing civilians from terrorists or even from being caught in the crossfire. Instead, these countries have identified a group of “exceptional refugees” whose lives matter much more than those of the civilians the West has wantonly slaughtered for the last seven years.

Although refusing to open its borders, Israel (apparently the only country in the world that is allowed to maintain borders) has allowed members of the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets to access Israeli territory on their way to resettlement in Britain, Canada, and Germany according to Jordanian officials. Jordan was also part of the Caravan of Evil.

Estimates initially put the number of White Helmets being evacuated at 800 but those numbers were soon reduced to 500.

In my article, “Exceptional Refugees – Israel Helps Evacuate White Helmets From Syria, Exports al-Qaeda To Europe,” I asked the question “Is the West really evacuating its own intelligence agents and intelligence assets?

I continued by writing:

Syrian MP and Director of the Chamber of Commerce certainly seems to believe so.

His tweet read “The EU intends to evacuate about 800 White Helmets terrorists and move them to Europe before they get caught by the Syrian army as many of them MI6 operatives as all evidence in E Aleppo proved.”

So does Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective whose information and sources have been consistently reliable throughout the seven years of this war.

Fadel writes,


Friday, July 27, 2018

EU Rules Genetic Engineering Is Genetic Engineering

EU Rules Genetic Engineering Is Genetic EngineeringBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
July 26, 2018

As Big Ag develops new and more effective ways of genetic engineering, it is also developing new and more effective means of marketing and propagandizing the public. For instance, while citizens across the world march against and protest genetic engineering conducted by adding a gene from one species to another, Big Ag began developing a new process that saw genes taken out. CRISPR, or gene editing, is, without a doubt, still genetic engineering. However, since the genes being engineered are being taken out instead of added in, the industry lobbied that the process is something entirely different and thus not genetic engineering.

As one might suspect, many governments across the world lept upon the claims by Big Ag so as to move ahead with approval of the products and thus make good on this opportunity to satisfy the major corporations that pay them and keep them fat in the halls of “public service.”

The question over whether or not gene editing is considered genetic engineering has been a battle that has been brewing in Europe for quite some time, with the issue making its way to the European Court of Justice. Today, that battle has seen the ECJ rule that gene editing and products made from CRISPR are indeed genetic engineering and that they are covered under the 2001 EU GMO Directive.

Member of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and spokesperson on GMOs, Bart Staes said:

"Today's ruling is a victory for food safety and the environment. Just because the industry has come up with new ways to modify organisms does not mean that these techniques should be exempt from existing EU standards on GMOs. Recent scientific studies show that these new techniques might not be as accurate as the industry claims them to be, that's why it's essential that they come under the same labelling requirements and impact assessments as existing GMOs. These new patented organisms may have unintended effects, as well the potential to increase our dependence on the agri-chemical industry, and therefore must be stringently monitored by the European Food Safety Authority for any risks to human, animal and environmental health."


The Bailout Bandaid - Tariffs Work But What Is The Solution For American Farmers?

The Bailout Bandaid - Tariffs Work But What Is The Solution For American Farmers?Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
July 25, 2018

Despite the tense nature of American politics in 2018, there are a number of issues both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. Namely, support for Israel, police state measures, and foreign wars. But, recently, another issue of mutual agreement has popped up in the news - the issue of tariffs. After decades of watching Free Trade gut the American economy until it has become nothing more than a shell of its former self, virtually all Republicans and Democrats can agree that what America needs is more Free Trade.

That’s right. After decades of jobs being shipped overseas, lower wages, longer hours and general living standards plummeting in America, Republicans and Democrats claim that tariffs or (*shudders at the word*) “protectionism” could lead to disaster, i.e. job loss, lower wages, longer hours and general living standards plummeting in America. Never mind that tariffs and (here’s that scary word again) “protectionism” led to the creation of the greatest economic system in recorded history. Never mind that Free Trade has all but destroyed the greatness of that system. Just keep “thinking globally” even if your own home is falling apart at the seams.

Thus, hysteria over Trump’s tariffs has erupted from all quarters of the US government, particularly Congress, a collection of people who are well known to be the property of major corporations who, coincidentally, benefit from the lack of tariffs, cheap foreign labor, and low living standards among the working class.

After having rushed full steam ahead into the “global system” and internationalism, any hint of putting one’s own national economy first is met with hyperventilation and hysteria. Naturally, other countries like China who have been benefiting from internationalist policies (i.e. Free Trade) have responded in kind in order to keep the gravy train coming, imposing tariffs of their own and even taking their cases to the World Trade Organization.

In a cunning move to pressure US President Trump over the issue of tariffs, China responded by imposing tariffs of its own. The difference, however, is that China targeted industries specific to Trump’s base in the working class and agricultural sectors hoping that the pain of tariffs would hit  Trump supporters specifically and thus force Trump to back off his policies.


Exceptional Refugees – Israel Helps Evacuate White Helmets From Syria, Exports al-Qaeda To Europe

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 23, 2018

As the Syrian government marches forward with the liberation of the southwestern front, the United States, Europe, Israel, and Jordan are coming to the humanitarian rescue. But they aren’t rescuing civilians from terrorists or even from being caught in the crossfire. Instead, these countries have identified a group of “exceptional refugees” whose lives matter much more than those of the civilians the West has wantonly slaughtered for the last seven years.

Although refusing to open its borders, Israel (apparently the only country in the world that is allowed to maintain borders) has allowed members of the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets to access Israeli territory on their way to resettlement in Britain, Canada, and Germany according to Jordanian officials. Jordan was also part of the Caravan of Evil.

All in all, around 800 White Helmets were evacuated from Syrian territory.

As Zero Hedge reported,

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed Israel's spearheading the move at the request of the United States and European governments. The dead of night operation comes a week after reports first surfaced that serious discussions were held on the matter during the July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels.

The IDF official twitter account posted the following statement: "Following an Israeli Government directive and at the request of the United States and additional European countries, the IDF recently completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organization and their families."

The IDF further called the effort "an exceptional humanitarian gesture" and additionally confirmed that the White Helmets were transferred "through Israel".

US officials including the State Department spokesperson have this summer made it a key talking point to warn of White Helmets being in "imminent danger" throughout Syria and face the threat of assassination especially in the country's southwest, as pro-government forces have now nearly completed their successful campaign to take back all of Daraa and Quneitra provinces.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Congressional Committee Investigation Exposes History Of Testing On American Soldiers

Congressional Committee Investigation Exposes History of Testing on American SoldiersBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
July 13, 2018

In 1995, a PH.D candidate in Maritime Studies (specifically Chemical Pollution), by the name of H. Lindsey Arison III, wrote a report entitled “The ‘Cover-Upof Gulf War Syndrome’ A Question of National Integrity,” where he discussed the toxic chemicals that American service personnel were exposed to during the first American invasion of Iraq and how that exposure may have been the cause or one important contributing factor to the mysterious Gulf War Syndrome that plagued so many soldiers and their families upon returning home.

Dr. Arison concluded:

The Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have been lying to the U.S. Congress, Gulf War veterans, and the American people about coalition forces' exposure to chemical and biological agents during the war. 
This criminal, reprehensible, shameful, dishonorable, and egregious act on their part has caused incalculable pain and suffering, caused many who risked their lives for our flag to die, inflicted severe financial hardships, caused many veterans' children to be born deformed and disabled, caused many veterans' children to become diseased, destroyed marriages and families, and eroded the trust of the American people in the institutions they once revered. 
Gulf War veterans are truly the victims of patriotism. What they have suffered is the great American tragedy.
Those who have perpetrated and perpetuated this lie must be held fully accountable.
It should be noted that Dr. Anison was an aide to the Undersecretary of the United States Air Force at the Pentagon.


Friday, July 13, 2018

After US, UK, France Bomb Syria - OPCW Report Contradicts Claims Of 'Irrefutable Proof' Of Chemical Weapons

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 11, 2018

After the lowest moment of Trump’s presidency to date - the bombing of Syria despite the risk of a third world war - the OPCW has released a statement re-affirming that the United States, France, and the UK were wrong about their assertion that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma in April, 2018.

In its latest Fact Finding Mission report, the OPCW states that

OPCW designated labs conducted analysis of prioritised samples. The results show that no organophosphorous nerve agents or their degradation products were detected in the environmental samples or in the plasma samples taken from alleged casualties. Along with explosive residues, various chlorinated organic chemicals were found in samples from two sites, for which there is full chain of custody. Work by the team to establish the significance of these results is on-going. The FFM team will continue its work to draw final conclusions.

So, quite plainly, the decision to bomb Syrian government facilities, research facilities, and civilians in Syria was made on the basis of something that never actually took place. As virtually the entirety of the alternative media was able to report early on before the bombing, there were no chemical weapons used against civilians or terrorists in Douma by the Syrian government. Indeed, shortly after the attacks, clear evidence was presented which demonstrated that the attacks never actually happened. Even more so, clear evidence demonstrated that the attacks were entirely fabricated by the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets.

At best, the United States, UK, and France went headlong into a possible third world war half-cocked. However, such a possibility is overly generous to the Western powers who have been attempting to destroy Syria since 2011. More likely, the entire event was coordinated between the White Helmets and the Western powers in order to provide a justification for a military assault on the Syrian government. After all, Russian intelligence warned of an impending false flag in Syria in the days and weeks leading up to the attack, strongly suggesting that the United States (though not saying so outright) was behind the planning.

Unlike previous reports by the OPCW which were heavily politicized and which were heavily seized upon by the West, the Douma report involved an actual presence on the ground by the OPCW FFM, interview with witnesses and civilians, and actual environmental and biological samples, which virtually none of the previous politicized documents had.


Monsanto Ghostwriting Journal Papers, Internal Documents Reveal

Monsanto Ghostwriting Journal Papers, Internal Documents Reveal Pressure on AcademiaBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
July 9, 2018

In a powerful essay for Environmental Health News entitled “Monsanto’s Ghostwriting and Strong-arming Threaten Sound Science – And Society,” Sheldon Krimsky has blown the lid off a number of Monsanto scandals that have been buried in the mainstream corporate news per business as usual. Krimsky is a Lenore Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Community Medicine at Tufts University. He also the co-author of a study with Carey Gillam in which the two analyzed thousands of pages of internal Monsanto documents. Their study, along with a study by Leemon McHenry, has revealed massive amounts of corruption between Monsanto and academia.

The most recent examples of that corruption can be evidenced by looking at “discovery documents” which were released under the mandate of the courts as a result of a number of product liability lawsuits filed against Monsanto. In fact, there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against the corporation with the litigants arguing that they have contracted cancer after using Roundup. The lawsuits argue that the company knew full well that its product caused cancer but actively attempted to cover it up.

In Krimsky’s own study conducted and published in the Journal of Public Health Policy (Roundup litigation discovery documents: implications for public health and journal ethics) the researchers analyzed a number of internal Monsanto documents, most of them internal Monsanto communications.

Krimsky writes,

Gillam and I found three major trends illustrating one corporation's view of science, scholarly journals, and environmental regulatory agencies.

Our first finding showed that when the scientific literature did not yield the results Monsanto desired, the company talked internally about writing its own journal articles and paying outside scientists to list their names on the documents when they were sent for publication.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Secret US 2006 Gov't Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria By Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 3, 2018

As the Syrian government makes massive gains across the country, many are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Western destabilization and attempt to destroy the secular government of Syria by the United States and the West. However, it must be remembered that the goal to impose hegemony across the world by the Anglo-financier system is not some fly-by-night venture that cropped up in 2011 to be easily abandoned in 2018. Indeed, the plan to destroy Syria has spanned nearly four decades, only moving into high gear in 2011 under the Obama administration.

While the destabilization initiative did begin in earnest under Obama’s watch, the truth is that previous administration were also heavily involved in the planning of Syria’s destruction.

For instance, in 2006, TIME revealed a leaked two-page document circulating amongst key figures in the Bush administration that openly stated that the U.S. was “supporting regular meetings of internal and diaspora Syrian activists” in Europe. The document made no bones about expressing hope that “these meetings will facilitate a more coherent strategy and plan of actions for all anti-Assad activists.”

The document also stated, according to TIME, that Syria’s legislative elections which were going to take place in March of 2007, “provide a potentially galvanizing issue for . . . critics of the Assad regime.” The document expressed an open desire to take advantage of that opportunity by suggesting an “election monitoring” plan where “internet accessible materials will be available for printing and dissemination by activists inside the country [Syria] and neighboring countries.”


House Looks At Forcing States To Drill Offshore . . . Or Else

House Looks At Forcing States To Drill Offshore . . . Or ElseBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
July 4, 2018

House Republicans can’t claim anything if they’re not earning their keep for massive corporations and other special interests whether it be genetically modified food, the banking and finance industry, pharmaceutical companies, the Israel lobby, and, of course, Big Oil.

In keeping with their history of doing the bidding of large interests, House Republicans have just put forward a proposals to impose fees on states that do not allow offshore drilling in state waters off their coasts. The measure is designed to punish states for opposing the Federal government’s plan to expand offshore drilling that began under the Obama administration and is continuing under the Trump administration.

The plan to expand offshore drilling has not only met with resistance from environmental activists, even Democrats and Republicans in offshore states have expressed concern and opposition to the plan after public outcry, a stance that has become more entrenched after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

The proposal, which was discussed at a hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee, will allow states to disapprove drilling offshore in up to half of the lease blocks located off their coasts without incurring a penalty. However, any state that disapproves a proposed lease sale that would seek to put more than 50 percent of the lease blocks off limits would have to pay a fee equal to at least 1/10th the estimated government revenue that would have been generated from the lease sales, royalties, and other revenue streams if the drilling had been allowed to take place.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Broccoli Pill Could Be Next Big Autism Treatment

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 28, 2018

Parents of children with autism constantly search for new methods of treatment to cure or, at the very least, alleviate the symptoms of their child’s illness. For the most part, the damage has been done when it comes to the effects on the brain and, for that reason, many parents find themselves on goose chase after goose chase.

While mainstream media, Big Pharma, and the medical industry refuse to look at the cause of autism, however, there is research being done in regards to the symptoms.

One such study, “Identification of urinary metabolites that correlate with clinical improvements in children with autism treated with sulforaphane from broccoli.,” published in Molecular Autism has taken a look at using “urinary metabolomics analysis” as a method of identifying pathways that might be involved in the treatment of abnormal physiology in ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

Basically, it has been discovered that children with autism have “urinary metabolites” which suggest impairments in a number of pathways, - oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, and gut microbiome alterations.

Interestingly enough, sulforaphane, a supplement with indirect antioxidant effects, has been shown to lead to improvements in the social responsiveness and behavior of children with ASD.

The study was designed to look at changes in urinary metabolites associated with clinical improvements in order to determine a “potential mechanism of action,” i.e. how it works.


1 In 12 American Seniors Currently Facing Food Insecurity Despite Claims Of Better Economy

1 in 12 American Seniors Currently Facing Food Insecurity Despite Claims of Better EconomyBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 28, 2018

Over 10 Million American Seniors Currently Facing Food Insecurity

Despite the government and its media mouthpieces’ constant claims regarding the “end of the great recession” and the elusive “recovery,” America is still experiencing depression level unemployment rates and vastly lower standards of living.

While the U.S. government touts unemployment rates at around 3%, the reality is that those numbers are more in the 20% range, with statistics being adjusted to make America seem as if it were right back there in its Golden Age of being the most prosperous economy on the face of the earth.

But, despite the celebration from government agencies and corporate media, the ability to meet basic needs like food are still incredibly dicey.

For instance, the 2018 annual report from Feeding America (The State Of Senior Hunger In America 2016: An Annual Report), has analyzed the numbers from two years ago to determine just how stable food security for American seniors is across the country.

The report found some troubling numbers.

Specifically, in 2016, we find that:


New Meta-Analysis Reveals That GMOs And Non-GMO Plants Are Not “Substantially Similar”

New Meta-Analysis Reveals That GMOs and Non-GMO Plants Are Not "Substantially Similar"Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 28, 2018

Claims of “substantial equivalence” between GMO plants and their non-GMO counterparts have been proven false


For years, the GMO industry as well as its mouthpieces in Western regulatory agencies and corporate media have dismissed any differences between natural plants and their GM counterparts by labeling the GM variety as “substantially similar” to the natural plant. This concept of “substantial equivalence,” however, has long been disputed and a recent meta-analysis of genetic data on rice, maize, canola, pumpkin, and sunflower is proving to be yet another blow against one of the favorite narratives favored by GM proponents.

In this latest peer-reviewed paper published in Frontiers In Plant Science, researchers from Mexico City looked at wild, GMO, and non-GMO varieties of the five crops mentioned above and analyzed their phenotypic change.

As GM Watch writes,

The phenotype of a crop is defined by a set of characteristics expressed by the crop’s genetic code (DNA). In theory, genetically engineered plants will show phenotypic changes only linked to the traits that scientists added to the GMO in the hope that they will be expressed. For example, a corn plant engineered to express the Bt toxin should not be different from normal corn in other ways.

But the Frontiers In Plant Science article states that "Genetics are complicated and unintended consequences often occur."


Monday, July 2, 2018

Europe Sold Billions More In Conventional Food With A Non-GMO Seal Of Approval

Europe Sold Billions More in Conventional Food With a Non-GMO Seal of ApprovalBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 27, 2018

It seems the entire Western world is desperately trying to escape the clutches of the GMO disaster it has allowed itself to be ensared in. While politicians, scientists, and corporate media have repeatedly sold them out, the people themselves seem to be doing everything they can to get a hold of organic, non-GMO food or, as previous generations would have labeled it, food.

Despite prices being obviously higher than those charged by the corporate industry, citizens all over the Western world are making sacrifices in order to gain access to clean food.

In Germany, for instance, food producers will sell 7 billion Euros worth of non-GMO food according to forecasts, a 27% increase when compared to sales of non-GMO food in 2017.

The predictions are made based on the forecasting of the licensees of the “Ohne GenTechNik” seal.

In 2017, the food industry sold 5.44 billion Euros worth of food with the “Ohne GenTechNik” seal of approval. Milk and dairy products made up the bulk of the sales while poultry and eggs also made up a significant part.

The German Association Of Food Without Genetic Engineering (VLOG) says that there will not be a challenge to meet the feed needs for an increase in the demand for non-GMO dairy products. VLOG says that rapeseed meal can take over if there is a lack of adequate grain feed and, even without rapeseed, there are plenty of avenues for import of non-GMO grain to make up the needed supply.

VLOG also stated that German supermarkets, particularly LIDL, will soon start to stock non-GMO labelled salmon products.


Illnesses From Pesticide Drift Increase By 50% In Just One State

Illnesses Pesticide Drift Increase by 50% In Just One StateBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 27, 2018

Troubling numbers have arrived from California regarding illnesses caused by agricultural pesticide exposure.

According to data released by the Department of Pesticide Regulation for 2015, the number of illnesses increased by 50% from 2014

The number of cases labeled “definite,” “probable,” and “possible” related to pesticides increased from 265 in 2014 to 397 in 2015.

As the Register Pajaronian writes,

Overall pesticide-related illnesses, including those stemming from non-agricultural exposure, were up 10 percent over the prior year. DPR’s latest Pesticide Illness Report documented 1,187 cases in 2015, a third of them agricultural. Drift was to blame for most of the agricultural incidents, including one in Kern County that sickened 82 workers.

Monterey County’s 89 agricultural pesticide illnesses and injuries were third most in the entire state only to Fresno County’s 102 and Kern County’s 98 cases. Monterey County saw a 370 percent increase in such pesticide illnesses above 2014.

Interestingly, the report shows that, even when workers followed federal and state regulations, hundreds of people were still harmed.


Bill Gates Donates $4 Million Dollars To New GM Mosquito Project

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 26, 2018

Bill Gates is at it yet again. After promoting dangerous vaccines at home and abroad as well as GMOs in the third world, Gates is continuing on with his mission of promoting genetic modification by donating money to into a project allegedly designed to eradicate malaria.

The project consists of using genetically modified mosquitoes designed to pass on a self-destructive gene to their offspring, thus bringing about the demise and reduction of the Aedis Egypti mosquito. 

Gates is pouring in $4 million of his own money into the project overseen by UK company Oxitec. The plan is to eradicate the Anepholes species of mosquito or, at the very least, to vastly lower its numbers in the wild. 

The genetically modified version of Anepholes is not yet ready but Oxitec expects them to be ready for trial by 2020. 

If this program sounds familiar, that's because it is. 

Oxitec has been creating franken-mosquitoes for years under the guise of eradicating Dengue fever, Zika virus, and now malaria. Gates has also been involved with the same project, having donated $4.9 million to work on various "killer mosquitoes" projects. 

One risk associated with the Oxitec experiment (both Aedes Aegypti and Anopheles) is the potential for the release of genetically engineered biting females into the environment. Since female mosquitoes are the mosquitoes which bite humans, Oxitec claims that its GE mosquito population is an all-boys club. However, due to the method by which the mosquitoes are sorted, the potential for release of female mosquitoes is very real.


Landmark Case Makes It Illegal To Kill Dogs For Food In South Korea

Landmark Case Makes it Illegal to Kill Dogs for Food in South KoreaBrandon Turbeville
June 26, 2018

A landmark ruling by a court in South Korea has many activists hoping that the decision may pave the way for a ban on the horrific dog meat practice in the country.

This is because a South Korean court has ruled for the first time that it is illegal to kill dogs for their meat.

While lawmakers in South Korea have long hesitated to actually ban the practice, some have moved forward with laws governing hygiene and/or cruelty and cruelty in slaughter methods.

“It is very significant in that it is the first court decision that killing dogs for dog meat is illegal itself,” said Kim Kyung-eun, a lawyer with animal rights organization Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth.

She also stated that the ruling has “paved the way for outlawing dog meat consumption entirely.”

The ruling came about after CARE filed complaints against a dog farm operator and accusing him of "killing animals without proper reasons," in addition to violating hygiene and building regulations."

Prosecutors charged the man and he was convicted, being fined $2,700 and waiving his right to appeal. The fact that he was found guilty, however, is giving animal rights activists a reason to cheer due to the fact that his conviction sets the precedent that killing dogs for food cannot be used as a legal defense.

Park So-youn, the leader of CARE is planning to repeat the process with other dog meat farms, tracking down the farms and slaughterhouses, filing complaints, and hoping for a similar legal outcome.


French Beekeepers Go After Bayer After Glyphosate Found In Honey

French Beekeepers Go After Bayer After finding Glyphosate HoneyBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 26, 2018

“I’m not going to be like everyone else, I’m going to file suit against Monsanto”

A beekeeping cooperative in northern France has filed a legal complaint against Bayer, the German chemical giant that recently merged with Monsanto after finding traces of glyphosate in their honey.

The herbicide was detected by Famille Michaud, one of France's largest honey marketers, in three batches of honey provided by its members.

The head of the cooperative in the region of Aisne, Jean-Marie Camus, said "They systematically analyse the honey shipments they receive, and they found glyphosate." 

Glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is the most widely used in France, though French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed to attempt to ban it by 2021.

While evidence has repeatedly shown that links Glyphosate to cancer, liver disease, and a host of other negative health effects, it has also been linked to the decline in the bee population, making the discovery of glyphosate in honey all the more concerning since it is clearly reaching bees. 

The new European Soviet, the EU, renewed the license for glyphosate weedkillers last November despite many Europeans and even European governments having deep reservations and intense opposition.


The Tricky Way America Allows Corporations To Torture Animals Under Cover Of Science

The Tricky Way America Allows Corporations to Torture Animals Under Cover of ScienceBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 25, 2018

I recently wrote an article describing a number of the horrors surrounding the animal testing industry, specifically the use of dogs in that industry. The article relied heavily on information written in an article by Glenn Greenwald and Leighton Akio Woodhouse entitled “Bred To Suffer.” During the course of my article, I wrote of how lax laws regarding animal testing are in America, a fact that some have found surprising.

As a result, I thought it necessary to provide a short follow-up to point out just how tolerant America's legal system is to torturing animals under the guise of experimentation.

The main law that oversees animal experimentation is the 1966 Animal Welfare Act (aka the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act). Under the law, all forms of experimentation on animals is legally acceptable despite better and more accurate research methods currently in existence. A few states have banned product testing on animals so long as alternatives are available.

The law does require minimal standards of “humane treatment” before the animals are tortured, however. But, even with the rules are complied with, the standards are anything but humane.

One such example is that the standards require that a dogs’ cage be six inches taller than its height and six inches longer than its body length. But, if the “researchers” double the size of the cage, they can avoid the standard that requires the dog to be released from its cage for exercise.

Greenwald and Woodhouse write,


Cancer Victims Sue Johnson & Johnson Over Mesothelioma From Asbestos In Talc Powder

Brandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 25, 2018

“So far we are just scratching the surface. This is a ticking timebomb.”

As the knowledge regarding the link between Talcum powder and diseases such as Ovarian cancer and mesothelioma grow amongst the population of the Western world, there is also a growing movement for retribution from the companies who knowingly sold the substance to women across the planet without informing them of the cancer risks or the fact that their product had been cross contaminated with asbestos.

Having first begun in earnest in the United States, that movement is now taking off in the UK, where solicitor Phillip Gower is worried that thousands of British women may have cancer linked to the extensive use of talc. Many of these victims would have no idea that their diagnosis is linked to such a ubiquitous and seemingly harmless product.

Most of these women have been using talc since they were teenagers and, for that reason, middle aged women are at vastly higher risk for developing cancer that can be traced back to those products. US victims have already successfully sued talc manufacturers for millions of dollars over the issue and now it seems people in the UK will be doing the same.

Phillip Gower of Simpson Millar solicitors is now teaming up with a US attorney who has already won a number of suits for women injured by talc.

In April, a New Jersey investment banker won $117 million in damages after developing mesothelioma through talc that had been contaminated with asbestos dust and sold through Johnson and Johnson talcum powders.


Ketamine Is Good At Treating Depression And Here’s How We Think It Works

Ketamine Treating Depression - How it WorksBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 20, 2018

As more and more evidence demonstrating that ketamine, a veterinary anesthetic used recreationally by many people, can actually produce benefits, scientists are increasingly looking at the possibility that ketamine can be used to treat disorders like depression.
Many casual ketamine users have long known that ketamine can alleviate depression, or at least the symptoms of it. But a hesitance in the scientific community to listen to non-PhDs and a barbaric drug war have long prevented adequate research into the subject.
The research that has been done, however, has discovered that recreational users were right. Now scientists are trying to figure out how ketamine actually alleviates the symptoms of depression.
In a new study entitled, “NMDAR-Independent, cAMP-dependent antidepressant actions of ketamine,” published in the Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the mechanism of how ketamine dampens the symptoms of depression. These researchers claim that ketamine works similar to SSRIs. Essentially, the main active component is the G protein, which produces cyclic AMP, a messenger that nerve cells need in order to signal properly.
Earlier research has shown that people with depression have higher numbers of G proteins in their cell membranes. Researchers believe that this dampens the signals of cells which then contributes to the symptoms of depression, particularly the feeling of emotional numbness.

Canada Second Nation To Decriminalize Marijuana After Uruguay

Canada Decriminalize Marijuana After UruguayBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 23, 2018

Canada is now tiptoeing into the 21st century with the recent passage of a marijuana legalization bill. The new legislation, known as the Cannabis Act (C-45), has now made Canada the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana in the world after Uruguay.
The Cannabis Act passed in the Canadian Senate 52 to 29.
But while many are hailing the new law, it must be kept in mind that there is a vast difference between legalization and decriminalization, the latter being the most desirable since the former often involves strict controls. While decriminalization means that no laws will be passed to restrict the possession, production, or consumption of the plant, legalization works on the premise that the individual has not the right to consume what they choose but that the government is responsible for designating that consumption as a privilege.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to emphasize that difference when he said, “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plant to legalize and regulate marijuana just passed the Senate.”
Still, the move is undeniably a major step in the right direction.
Once the legislation goes into effect, Canadian adults over 18 years of age will no longer be arrested and thrown into cages for possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana in public.
However, marijuana purchases must be made through government-approved vendors that themselves will be regulated by the Federal government and the states and provinces.

Dying Man Testifies Against Monsanto This Week, First Trial On Roundup’s Link To Cancer

Dying Man Testifies Against Monsanto This Week, First Trial on Roundup's Link to CancerBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 22, 2018

Dying Man’s Lawsuit Set to Go This Week Claims Monsanto Hid The Cancer Dangers Of Roundup For Years

A 46-year-old school groundskeeper is now at the forefront of the fight against Monsanto, despite the fact that he may not have much longer to live. Monday, June 25th marks the historic date that the terminally ill man will be in the first trial that links Monsanto’s weedkiller to cancer.
DeWayne Johnson is doing everything he can to survive but the odds are not in his favor. He has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and 80% of his body is covered in cancerous legions.
Still, as a husband and a father in California, he is trying to stay alive long enough to at least see Monsanto be forced to reckon with the fact that one of the world’s most evil corporations is responsible for his condition.
Under California law, Johnson has the right to an expedited trial since he is a dying patient.
Johnson will be the first person to actually take Monsanto to trial over allegations that its herbicide Roundup causes cancer and that the corporation spent decades attempting to hide the fact that it is responsible for the disease.
According to the court record, Johnson had a job as a groundskeeper for the Benicia unified school district where he applied numerous treatments of Monsanto’s herbicides to school properties from 2012 until at least late 2015. He was healthy and active before he got the cancer diagnosis in August 2014. In a January deposition, Johnson’s treating physician testified that more than 80% of his body was covered by lesions, and that he probably had but a few months to live. Johnson has improved since starting a new drug treatment in November but remains too weak sometimes to even speak or get out of bed, his attorneys and doctors state in court filings.

Beagles Are Docile And Trusting – And That’s Why Corporations Use Them For Lab Tests

Beagles are Docile and Trusting - and That's Why Corporations Use Them For Lab TestsBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 21, 2018

An illuminating report by Glenn Greenwald and Leighton Akio Woodhouse of The Intercept entitled “Bred To Suffer,” has shed some much needed light on the animal testing industry and the utter cruelty inflicted upon innocent animals for corporate gains and, many times, absolutely no reason whatsoever.

While Greenwald and Woodhouse focus on the dog experimentation industry, it should be kept in mind that dogs are not the only animals used. Cats, rabbits, monkeys, guinea pigs, rats, are also victims in horrific numbers. Most of these animals are bred for experimentation – never to experience a moment of freedom or kindness – to live a life of extreme torture and, when the torture is done, they are killed for no longer being of use. For these animals, a short existence is the best they can hope for. Dying at birth is a blessing.

While Americans may be rightfully horrified at the Chinese and South Korean dog meat trade (See also Viv Thompson's article "Torture Not Culture - China And The Dog And Cat Meat Trade,") there is seldom the same level of indignation expressed at the corporations and universities who routinely use animals for excruciating experiments.

The USDA’s own “Animal Usage Report,” lists that 60,979 dogs were used for experimentation in the United States in 2016. 60 thousand dogs in one year alone. The reported number for all animals was 820,812 (roughly 183k guinea pigs, 139k rabbits, 102k hamsters, 71k non-human primates, i.e. monkeys, 60k dogs, 50k pigs, 18k cats, 12k sheep, 20k other farm animals, and 161k other covered species). Many animals such as fish and birds are not covered under the reporting requirements and thus no numbers exist by which to measure the amount being experimented on. However, estimates range from 20 to 100 million.

2016 saw an increase of animal testing by 6.9 percent as compared to 2015 according to Speaking of Research.


Ethiopia Moves To Poison Its Own Food Supply

Ethiopia GMO Moves to Poison Its Own Food SupplyBrandon Turbeville
Natural Blaze
June 21, 2018

The latest country in Africa to approve GMO cultivation has recently announced its plan to begin cultivating both Bt Cotton and “biotech maize.” Ethiopia is approving the new genetically modified crop as growing expansion of GMOs threatens to overtake the African continent in what can only be described as Western corporate imperialism.

According to the International Service For The Acquisition Of Agri-Biotech Applications,

The Government of Ethiopia is the latest African country to authorize cultivation of biotech crops by granting two landmark approvals for environmental release of Bt cottonand research trials on biotech maize. In a letter signed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change H.E. Gamado Dale to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (Applicant), the country will start with two Bt cotton hybrids: JKCH1050 and JKCH1947. The release for Bt cotton is based on experts' analysis of the results from two-season confined field trials conducted under the supervision of the Biosafety Affairs Directorate of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change and Biosafety technical working team drown from different institutions that have evaluated the final report submitted by the applicant. The Ethiopian government has identified cotton as a strategically important commodity crop to supply raw material for the rapidly growing textile sector and to generate thousands of jobs along the cotton sub-sector value chain.

On maize, the research institute will commence confined field trials of an event with stacked traits for drought tolerance and insect resistance in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. The research permit is for five years.