Caitlin Johnstone dismantles the false flag in Douma: Dust no Gas – Weakening Narrative – Consent Required; medium.com Apr 16, 2018

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Martin Zeis 17.04.2018 17:10

Caitlin Johnstone dismantles the false flag in Douma – Dust no Gas – Weakening Narrative – Consent Required.

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/04/16/syrian-chemical-victims-suffered-from-dust-inhalation-reports-say/

original: https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-russia-hacked-the-evidence-of-chemical-attack-in-syria-85a17e6d6087

Syrian ‘Chemical Victims’ Suffered from Dust Inhalation, Reports Say

April 16, 2018

A report by the Independent’s veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk quotes doctors in Douma saying victims suffered from dust inhalation and that a member of the White Helmets caused panic by falsely shouting, “Gas!” in a triage center. The White Helmets were then bused out with other jihadists, as Caitlin Johnstone explains.

By Caitlin Johnstone

We are now being told (and I assure you I am not making this up) that if the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons doesn’t find evidence that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapons attack in Douma last week, it’s because Russia hid the evidence.

“It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” reports U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Ward. “It is our concern that they may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission to conduct an effective investigation.”

I guess the idea is that this international top-level investigative team on which tremendous credibility has been placed by the western world can be thwarted by Russians showing up with a Hoover and spraying some Febreze in the air like a teenage stoner when mom comes home? I’m not sure, but given the immense dearth of evidence we’ve been seeing in support of the establishment Douma narrative and the mounting pile of evidence contradicting it, it sure does sound fishy.

Now that the jihadist-occupied suburb of Douma has been retaken by the Syrian government, western journalists have been allowed in to poke around and start asking questions, and so far it isn’t looking great for the propaganda machine

Dust Not Gas

The Independent‘s Robert Fisk has published a report which affirms the story so many westerners have been dismissing as Kremlin propaganda for days now after interviewing a doctor from the hospital of the area where the Douma attack was supposed to have occurred. Dr Assim Rahaibani told Fisk that what was in actuality an outbreak of respiratory distress among occupants of a dusty oxygen-deprived tunnel was made to look like the aftereffects of a chemical weapons attack when a member of the White Helmets started shouting about a gas attack in front of a bunch of video cameras. Everyone panicked and started hosing themselves down, but in the video, according to Rahaibani, “what you see are people suffering from hypoxia—not gas poisoning.”

This report was independently backed up by a reporter from One America News Network named Pearson Sharp, who gave a detailed account of his interviews with officials, doctors, as well as many civilians on the street Sharp says he deliberately selected at random in order to avoid accusations of bias. Many people hadn’t even heard that a chemical weapons attack had taken place, and the ones who had said it was staged by Jaysh al-Islam. The staff at the hospital, including a medic-in-training who was an eyewitness to the incident, gave the same story as the account in Fisk’s report. (Fisk also reported that the White Helmets in Duma had joined jihadists on Syrian government buses on the way to Idlib province.)

Weakening Narrative

The increasing confidence with which these unapproved narratives are being voiced and the increasing discomfort being exhibited by empire loyalists like Ambassador Ward indicate a weakening narrative in the greater propaganda campaign against the Assad government and its allies, but don’t hold your breath for the part where Fox News and the BBC turn around and start asking critical questions of the governments that they are meant to be holding to account.

The journalists who have been advancing the establishment narrative on Syria aren’t about to start reporting that they’ve gotten the entire yria story backward and have been promoting a version of events manufactured for the benefit of CIA-MI6-Mossad agendas. You’re not about to see CNN, who last year staged a fake scripted interview with a seven year-old Syrian girl to manufacture support for escalations against Assad, suddenly turn around and start asking if we’re being told the full story about what’s happening Syria.

Watch them closely. Watch how they steadfastly ignore the growing mountain of evidence and keep promoting the Syrian regime change agenda that the western empire has been working toward for decades. Watch them dismiss all evidence they can’t ignore as Kremlin propaganda and shift the narrative whenever things start to look bad for them. Those riding the crest of the wave of establishment media are too far gone into the blob to ever admit error and change. The least among us aren’t about to stop constructing a public reality tunnel which depicts them as heroes of truth, tear it all down, and start advancing a narrative which makes them look like fools at best and villains at worst. It will not happen.

Luckily for us, it doesn’t need to. Internet censorship is still far from closing the door on our ability to network and share information, and we’ve been very effective at sowing skepticism among the masses. The war propagandists are not nearly as good at their jobs as they want to believe, and we can beat them.

Consent Required

They work so hard to manufacture support for war because they require that consent. If the oligarchs try to launch a war against a disobedient nation amidst very clear opposition from the public, they will shatter the illusion of freedom and democracy that their entire empire is built upon, and then they’re exposed. Corporatist oligarchy has succeeded in weaving its web of dominance because its oppression has thus far remained hidden and its depravity disguised as humanitarianism. They cannot expose themselves by transgressing a loud NO from the public or else the masses will realize that everything they used to believe about their country, their government and their world is a lie.

They won’t risk that. We can force them into retreating from open war by circulating facts and information and keeping a healthy level of skepticism circulating among the public. Watch them squirm, move goalposts and shift narratives, and point and yell about it whenever it happens. We can win the media war against the propagandists. We have truth on our side.

Caitlin Johnstone is a rogue journalist, poet, and utopia prepper who publishes regularly at Medium. Follow her work on Facebook, Twitter, or her website. She has a podcast and a new book Woke: A Field Guide for Utopia Preppers. This article was re-published with permission.

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Martin Zeis
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Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche besorgten die Nachdenkseiten:

https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=43542

 

Here is the full declassified national assessment provided by the French foreign ministry in English

Evidence Of No Evidence Declassified Here is the full declassified national assessment (of alleged chemical attacks on Douma) provided by the French foreign ministry in English:

By Reuters

April 15, 2018 „Information Clearing House“ –  PARIS: France concluded after technical analysis of open sources and „reliable intelligence“ that a chemical attack on Douma on April 7 was carried out by Syrian government forces, a declassified intelligence report showed on Saturday.

Here is the full declassified national assessment provided by the French foreign ministry in English: I. SEVERAL LETHAL CHEMICAL ATTACKS TOOK PLACE IN THE TOWN OF DOUMA IN THE LATE AFTERNOON OF SATURDAY,7 APRIL 2018, AND WE ASSESS WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF CONFIDENCE THAT THEY WERE CARRIED OUT BY THE SYRIAN REGIME.

Following the Syrian regime’s resumption of its military offensive, as well as high levels of air force activity over the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, two new cases of toxic agents employment were spontaneously reported by civil society and local and international media from the late afternoon of 7 April.

Non-governmental medical organizations active in Ghouta (the Syrian American Medical Society and the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations), whose information is generally reliable, publicly stated that strikes had targeted in particular local medical infrastructure on 6 and 7 April. (…)

See highlighted Document: Report 20180415

The British Government’s Legal Justification for Bombing is Entirely False and Without Merit

Craig MURRAY 15.04.2018

UPDATE Perhaps you will forgive me for pointing out that the argument in the legal opinion by Professor Dapo Akande of Oxford University, published today by the Labour Party, is identical in every respect and in detail to the analysis I published yesterday. So for all the trolls who claimed I do not know international law…

I have published Prof Akande’s summary at the end of this post. (…)

Quelle: The British Government’s Legal Justification for Bombing is Entirely False and Without Merit

About Craig Murray 2


Craig Murray is an author, broadcaster and human rights activist. He was British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004 and Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010.

Personal Biography:

Craig Murray was born in West Runton in October 1958 and educated at Sheringham Primary and Paston Grammar schools.

He graduated from the University of Dundee in 1982 with a MA (Hons) 1st Class in Modern History.

From 1982 to 1984 he was President of Dundee University Students Association and he was a member of Dundee’s tournament winning Granada TV University Challenge team in 1983.

Strike on Syria – articles published on AntiMedia, April 15, 2018

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Martin Zeis, 15.04.2018 16:55

Below some recently published articles on AntiMedia (about: http://theantimedia.com/about-anti-media/ )

http://theantimedia.com/their-news/132579/
Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Congress Cant’t See

http://theantimedia.com/world-leaders-condemn-attack-on-syria-as-us-threatens-more-airstrikes/
World Leaders Condemn Attack on Syria as US Threatens Additional Airstrikes

http://theantimedia.com/wikileaks-overthrow-syrian-russia/
Secret Saudi Cable Leaked: Overthrow the Syrian Gov’t, but Play Nice With Russia

http://theantimedia.com/my-news/132611/
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Urges Mattis to protect World From Trump

http://theantimedia.com/my-news/132620/
Thousands of US Troops and Marines arrive in Jordan Near Syrian Border

USA – Women’s March on the Pentagon: Emergency Actions in Response to US Aggression on Syria; April 14, 2018

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Martin Zeis, 15.04.2018 – 16:15

Documented – List of Actions in Response to US Aggression on Syria

Below is a list of local emergency actions compiled by Women’s March on the Pentagon in response to US military aggression on Syria.

https://www.marchonpentagon.com/single-post/2018/04/14/Emergency-Actions-in-Response-to-US-Aggression-on-Syria

Emergency Actions in Response to US Aggression on Syria

April 14, 2018

Emma Fiala

Below is a list of local emergency actions compiled by Women’s March on the Pentagon in response to US military aggression on Syria. If you are planning or attending an action that is not listed below, please email us to submit your event. US wars of aggression must end now! Click on the location to find the Facebook event pages for each action.

Saturday, April 14

Washington DC: 12:00 PM, White House

Atlanta: 12:00 PM, Little 5 Points Square

Los Angeles: 5:00 PM, Pershing Square

Detroit: 12:30 PM, Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48226)

San Diego: 5:00 PM, Horton Plaza Park on Broadway

Fayetteville, AR: 1:00 PM, Corner Of Dickson St. And West Ave.

Champaign-Urbana, IL: 5:00 PM, West Side Park

Philadelphia, PA: 1:00 PM, Dilworth Park (1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102)

Boston: 4:30 PM, Dudley Station Historic District (Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02119)

Sunday, April 15

New York City: 2:00 PM, Herald Square (34th St. & 8th Ave.)

Oakland: 11:00 AM, Lake Merritt Amphitheater (12th Street & Lake Merritt Blvd.)

Minneapolis: 1:30 PM, Hennepin Ave. & Lagoon Ave.

Las Vegas: 1:00 PM, Las Vegas Federal Courthouse (333 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101)

San Antonio: 2:00 PM, 615 E Houston St.

El Paso, TX: 2:00 PM, San Jacinto Plaza

Austin: 1:00 PM, Texas State Capitol (1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701)

Durham, NC: 3:00 PM, 117 Market St, Durham, NC 27701

Asheville, NC: 2:00 PM, Pritchard Park (4 College St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801)

Seattle: 1:00 PM, Westlake Park (401 Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98101)

Nashville: 3:00 PM, Davidson County Courthouse (1 Public Sq, Nashville, Tennessee 37201)

Boston: 4:30 PM, Dudley Station Historic District (Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02119)

Dayton, OH: 3:00 PM, Courthouse Square (23 North Main St. Dayton, OH 45402)

Mobile, AL: 3:00 PM, Spanish Plaza (401 Government St, Mobile, Alabama 36602)

Fort Lauderdale, FL: 3:00 PM, U.S. Federal Courthouse (299 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301)

Palmdale, CA: 6:30 PM, Poncitlan Square (38315 9th St East, Palmdale, California 93550)

Cleveland, OH: 1:00 PM, Public Square

Monday, April 16

Boston: 6:30 PM, Roxbury Crossing

Newark, NJ: 4:00 PM, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ 07201

Cincinnati, OH: 4:30 PM, John Weld Peck Federal Building (550 Main St, Cincinnati 45202)

Spokane, WA: 4:45 PM, Division and Main

Binghamton, New York: 1:00 PM, Binghamton University (4400 Vestal Pkwy East, Binghamton, New York 13850)

Tuesday, April 17

Chicago: 6:30 PM, UIC Taft Hall (826 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60607)

New York City: 6:00 PM, NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Sq S Rm 405, New York, New York 10012)

Johnson City, TN: 5:00 PM, Founders Park (225 S. Commerce Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601)

Wednesday, April 18

Tallahassee, FL: 5:00 PM, Integration Statue (75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32304)

Saturday, April 21

Chicago: 12:00 PM, Michigan Ave. & Congress Pkwy

Grand Rapids, MI: 5:00 PM, Calder Plaza (300 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503)

Sunday, April 22

Potsdam, New York: 1:00 PM, Potsdam Post Office

Pepe ESCOBAR DAESH HAS BEEN DEFEATED ON THE GROUND – IN BOTH SYRIA AND IRAQ

Pepe Escobar

 

WESTERN CORPORATE MEDIA VIRTUALLY IGNORES IT

Two days ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), supported by Russian air power, finally took control of Albu Kamal – the last Daesh base in the Syria/Iraq border.

One week ago, the Iraqi Army and the PMUs reconquered al-Qaim, on their side of the border. Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the legendary PMU commander, previously had told a small group of us in Baghdad that would happen “in a matter of days”.

It ended up being four – to be exact.

The Syrian forces will now be redeployed northwest, towards Idlib, the last “moderate rebel” stronghold of that thing called Syrian Conquest Front, a.k.a. Nusra Front, a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Syria.

The key point is that Syrian and Iraqi forces have met at the border – with defeated Daesh jihadis scurrying around or turned into roadkill.

This is History in the making.

And right on cue, VIRTUALLY NOTHING about this REAL ON THE GROUND VICTORY OF A REAL WAR ON TERROR is being covered by Western corporate media.

No wonder. Because this was the work of Damascus, Russia, Hezbollah, Iran advisers, Baghdad and the PMUs – actually the “4+1” – and not the US-led “coalition” that includes Wahhabi mongrels House of Saud and UAE – that totally smashes to bits the monochord Washington narrative.

So History in the making must be silenced.

Of course Project Daesh of balkanizing “Syraq” is not dead.

Yet.

The jihadi diaspora – across the desert, towards other fronts (Afghanistan, Philippines, the Caucasus) – is in effect.

The usual suspects – and their proxies/lackeys – simply won’t give up.

Future of Syria – Rebuilt? Devided? Hub of the Chinese New Silk Road?

Dear all,

how Aleppo recovers in the first Jihadi-free summer shows an article, published on zerohedge:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-15/photos-aleppo-rising-swimsuits-concerts-and-rebuilding-first-jihadi-free-summer

Photos Of Aleppo Rising: Swimsuits, Concerts And Rebuilding In First Jihadi-Free Summer

„Now, during the first summer of relative calm Aleppo residents have seen in over four years of grinding conflict, the city commonly referred as „the jewel of Syria“ is once again rising from the ashes. Foreign journalists are also accessing places like East Aleppo and the heart of the walled ‚old city‘ for the first time. Some few honest correspondents, unable to deny the local population’s spirit of hopefulness and zeal with which they undertake rebuilding projects, acknowledge that stability and normalcy have returned only after the last jihadists were expelled by the Syrian government and its allies….“

For further reading see url above.

The analysis of Pepe Escobar refers to assumed agreements between Trump and Putin during the G 20 summit, concerning Syria as well as the Chinese position to work on an Iran-Irak-Syria hub of OBOR – One Belt, One Road – New Silk Road infrastrukcture projects.

http://www.atimes.com/article/new-silk-road-will-go-syria/

The New Silk Road will go through Syria

China and Syria have already begun discussing post-war infrastructure investment; with a ‚Matchmaking Fair for Syria Reconstruction‘ held in Beijing

By Pepe Escobar July 13, 2017 7:12 PM

„… Take what happened this past Sunday in Beijing. The China-Arab Exchange Association and the Syrian Embassy organized a Syria Day Expo crammed with hundreds of Chinese specialists in infrastructure investment. It was a sort of mini-gathering of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), billed as “The First Project Matchmaking Fair for Syria Reconstruction”.

Before the tragic Syrian proxy war, Syrian merchants were already incredibly active in the small-goods Silk Road between Yiwu and the Levant. The Chinese don’t forget that Syria controlled overland access to both Europe and Africa in ancient Silk Road times when, after the desert crossing via Palmyra, goods reached the Mediterranean on their way to Rome. After the demise of Palmyra, a secondary road followed the Euphrates upstream and then through Aleppo and Antioch.

Beijing always plans years ahead. And the government in Damascus is implicated at the highest levels. So, it’s not an accident that Syrian Ambassador to China Imad Moustapha had to come up with the clincher: China, Russia and Iran will have priority over anyone else for all infrastructure investment and reconstruction projects when the war is over.

A possible scenario out of what Putin and Trump negotiated in Hamburg – that was not relayed by either Lavrov or Tillerson – is that the ceasefire in southwestern Syria, assuming it holds, could mean US peacekeeping forces in effect sanctioning the creation of a demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the Syrian Golan and the rest of the country.

Translation: the Golan de facto annexed by Israel. And the “carrot” for Moscow would be Washington accepting Crimea de facto re-incorporated into the Russian Federation.

That may sound less far-fetched than it seems. The next few months will tell if this is indeed a plausible scenario.

Beijing, anyway, has made up its mind. It will work non-stop for the Iran-Iraq-Syria triumvirate to become a key hub in Obor. Any bets against a future, booming Shanghai-Latakia container route?“

Full text see url above and attachment.

Kind regards

Elke Schenk

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