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The Syrian war was the first fully observed conflict on social-media and the ability to connect directly with Syrians real time as they were experiencing the crisis was unprecedented. This created a unique opportunity to get unfiltered information directly from all sides of the conflict to gain insights and understanding. The results have helped shake off the control by conventional news media over foreign events reporting and analysis. While this has created some chaos, valuable lessons have been (or should have been) learned.

I began researching Syria and the war there in late 2012, and have made seven extended journeys traveling around during the war from 2016 through 2019, meeting with hundreds of Syrians from different backgrounds, walks of life, and opinions as a 100 percent non-affiliated, unpaid, and self/crowd-funded, independent citizen-journalist.

It became clear that what’s been happening in Syria was not a spontaneous, organic, popular uprising against a tyrant, but a proxy regime-change attempt war in the works since the mid 2000’s against the quite popular Assad. This effort was spearheaded by the US, UK, France, and Israel, using Sunni violent fundamentalists and extremists (unpopular with the majority of Syria’s Sunni population as well as minority groups) armed and funded by the West and regional allies of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar to start the violence and do the dirty work. The basic character of the rebel groups was apparent from the beginning: Syrian and non-Syrian fighters most Westerners would call terrorists and be screaming for their government to crush if the same heavily armed groups had taken over their cities, towns, and suburbs by massacring, beheading, torturing, kidnapping, and raping.

Syrians often remarked to me that before the war their country was “almost a paradise.” The middle class was the largest economic sector and growing. Religious harmony was the norm and Christians there were doing well. International investment was increasing as were the tourists. Women were equal or outnumbering men in the universities and present in leadership roles in nearly all aspects of society. Syria had made the “Top 5” list of the world’s most personally safe countries. President Assad had brought the Internet into the country and kept it open throughout the war and the people there knew all that was being said in the West about the crisis.

This doesn’t mean Syria was perfect and Assad beloved by all Syrians. There were and are many problems there which are directly attributed to the government with corruption always being number one on the list of grievances. These internal issues have been exacerbated by the war.

Now, after 11 years of war, 90 percent of Syrians are poor, many are starving; the economy is shattered. Between the fighting, US/Western sanctions, loss of production capability (though an impressive number of factories have been rebuilt), shortages of electricity and fuel, the black market and smuggling, dearth of employment opportunities, Covid-19, and the economic meltdown in Lebanon, the situation seems destined to remain desperate for the foreseeable future. The pressure by the US and most allies continues including increased sanctions, and three on-going illegal occupations: US has seized control over 1/3 of the country (the part with the richest oil fields); Turkey holds much of the north; and Israel is still occupying the Golan while making routine air strikes in Syria with no condemnation. There are numerous terrorist groups including ISIS cells and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the al Qaeda affiliate) to get rid of in the northeast and Idlib.

As for Russia’s role in Syria, I’ve watched it closely – including observing some Russian military operations personally in Deir Ezzor, Homs, and Palmyra. Russia and Iran are in Syria legally, asked to join in the fight against ISIS and al Nusra by the Syrian government.

From 2011 through 2015 the situation was dire. In 2012 the US resolution at the UN called for President Assad to step down and both Russia and China vetoed it. The US and UK responded with “fury” according to The Guardian, while Syrians were out in the streets cheering. When Russian troops came in September of 2015, the priority was to put a stop to ISIS operations in the northeast. Massive ISIS oil convoys were taking the stolen oil up to Turkey, bringing the terrorist army equally massive amounts of money to use for their rampages while, according to a leaked, verified audio tape of John Kerry speaking with the Syrian opposition, the US was “watching ISIS grow” hoping the pressure would get Assad to negotiate. Instead, an appeal was made to Putin and answered. Within a few months, the ISIS oil convoys had been reduced significantly, cutting that cash flow.

By the end of 2016 total chaos had been replaced with more established battle lines and though violence was still occurring everywhere, there was some order. Palmyra was liberated from ISIS in the spring of 2016, after which the Russians and Syrians put on an orchestra concert to rededicate the spectacular archaeological site to culture; Western governments and media were not enthusiastic. It fell again to ISIS and many of the most important buildings were destroyed by the terrorists. The battles for Palmyra would have been the perfect opportunity to actually use chemical weapons – to protect that prized site and with ISIS forces isolated in the desert, however the fighting raged with conventional weapons and casualties were very high. In December 2016, Aleppo was freed from the terrorist groups that had been holding the eastern half of the city for years by the Syrian Army and its allies – with the ones fighting the terrorists being treated as though they were worse than ISIS in western media. The terrorist groups backed by the US and allies included the likes of Nour al din al Zenki that grabbed the young boy, Abdullah Issa, out of hospital with the IV still in his arm and beheaded him in the back of a truck on video while laughing. Al Zenki had received advanced weapons and other support by the US.

By October of 2017 when I was in Palmyra, Deir Ezzor and al Mayadeen, most of that area was freshly liberated from ISIS by the combined Syrian, Russian, Iranian, Iraqi, and Hezbollah forces. ISIS was still all around but its backbone of cities down the Euphrates had been severed. In Homs, I observed the transportation of armed groups twice from the Al-Waer suburb, overseen by the Russians. In addition, Russian de-mining efforts have insured relative safety for civilians returning to their homes after areas have been liberated.

To summarize, in my experience the Russians have indeed been effective in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda while displaying professionalism, precision, and minimizing civilian casualties. The US has been using ISIS as a pretext for its own completely illegal occupation of the entire northeast third of Syrian lands, and has often been helping or working directly on behalf of the al Qaeda affiliate and similar terrorist groups.

However, the US/Western media is still saying the same things they’ve said since 2012, if anything entrenching deeper in the assertions of the US and other western governments. All major articles and stories are still about “the tyrant Assad killing his own people”; and the great majority of the Syrian people who supported their leader and army were made invisible. That support ranged from total devotion to begrudging acceptance because the alternative, Syria falling to the terrorists promoted by the West, was unthinkable. Anyone offering evidence and opinion different from that of the accepted narratives isn’t just ignored – they’re treated as enemies and attacked by the media.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is still in the early stages and although I’ve been tracking the situation since 2014, I certainly don’t to know all of what’s happening or will happen. To sort fact from fiction from all sides will be a painstakingly long process yet there is great urgency to avoid as much devastation as possible. War is painful, the most painful thing. It truly does hollow out souls as it lays waste to lands and lives and I hate it all, but I’ve seen the wall go up already which prohibits looking at the other side, hearing what their grievances and concerns are. That wall protects the easy to memorize, constantly repeated, approved talking points: “pre-meditated”, “unprovoked”, “unjustified” and that wall is already considerably taller, deeper, and wider than it’s been about Syria. For me, this is when the red light starts flashing, the alarm begins sounding, and I’m on full alert for more gross oversimplifications, exaggerations, unproven allegations, and outright falsehoods.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Here is one clue about who is lying and who is telling the truth about Ukraine:

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/27/turkey-briefly-stops-traffic-in-bosphorus-strait-to-defuse

    To summarize:

    –The Russians claimed that Ukraine was placing mines in the Black Sea.
    –The Ukrainians denied it and said that the claim was “Russian disinformation”

    A third party (Turkey) found a mine and it was Ukrainian.

    There is no way at this point that any Ukrainian source can be trusted about anything–they got caught lying red handed by a third party.

  2. After four weeks, even the most die-hard believers in Ukraine must be acknowledging that NATO isn’t coming to rescue them.

    The Azov Battalion in Mariupol were hanging on, desperate to believe their American, British, and Canadian ‘friends’ would institute a no-fly zone and break the siege. They felt crushing disappointment, before being literally crushed by Russian-Chechen-Separatist forces. The same fate will befall the armies trapped in the Don basin.

    Ukrainian resistance hung on that sliver of hope of Western intervention. Now, the truth of their predicament is plain as day.

    • Agree: col from OZ
    • Replies: @JR Foley
  3. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    “most Westerners would call terrorists and be screaming for their government to crush if the same heavily armed groups had taken over their cities, towns, and suburbs by massacring, beheading, torturing, kidnapping, and raping.”

    Unfortunately the new media did little to explain the actual reality to ordinary Westerners.

    Nevertheless, already sickened by what had gone on in Iraq and Libya, ordinary Britons contacted their MPs in their droves and the missile strikes on Syria were prevented. It was ordinary people who did that not the “anti war” Left.

    Nevertheless the latter never let the former off when it comes to the guilt trips and emotional blackmail to accept refugees from wholly incompatible cultures, many of whom want revenge for the wars ordinary Westerners were misled about.

    • Thanks: Sarah
  4. just to clarify:

    the Al Q terrorists were/are a US/CIA op.

    ISIS was/is an Izrael/mossad op.

  5. Notsofast says:

    every middle eastern nation that the zioneocons attack are secular and in the case of libya, syria and lebanon some of the more advanced and socially progressive countries in the region. these zionists in turn support any fundamentalist head chopping dictatorship that bends a knee to their tyrannical demands. the sad fact is that although this information is plainly evident, the average u.s./e.u. citizen is still unable to conclude that 2+2=4 after being barraged with 2+2=5 propaganda 24/7.

    • Replies: @Janice Kortkamp
  6. What the US, UK, France and Israel did to Syria, they are busy doing to their own countries. Because it’s even easier to massacre your own population when they can’t escape.

    The very reason the US was able to destroy Syria is because it’s able to abuse its own population on the whim of organized corruption networks.

  7. Here is this article in a short video:

    • Replies: @Miro23
  8. anon[412] • Disclaimer says:

    But think how happy the death cult culture is.

  9. American vileness is through the roof. It’s the richest people on earth where the majority are obese.
    It has so much of everything, but it occupies 1/3 of Syria and steals oil from a desperate country where so many don’t have homes(due to war) and barely subsist on basic food and water provided by charity from nations like Russia and Iran while it’s being sanctioned to death by the US at the behest of Jews, the richest on Earth and who receive billions in ‘aid’ every year in Israel despite all its crimes against humanity against Palestinians.

    It’s like a billionaire stealing the what little is left of a homeless person. Totally evil.
    Worse, the reason why Syria is in the state it is because US and its ‘allies’ decided to fund and support ISIS lunatics to wage war in the most savage manner.

    As if that wasn’t bad enough, US lied about Assad’s gas attacks, and the entire ‘rules-based’ Western order took part in the lie.

    That the US does stuff like this but constantly preaches to the world about decency is obnoxious beyond belief.

    And so many white Americans are dumb and pathetic beyond belief. The Jewish overlords and their cuck whummies push CRT, globo-homo, pedo-gogy, BLM, and on them, but they put up BLM signs, wave ‘gay’ flags, chant ‘muh Israel’, and root for Ukraine that was robbed of what little sovereignty it had left when its subnazi morons chose to do the bidding of Jewish supremacists.

    One thing for sure, whether subnazis in Ukraine or whummies in the US, they have one thing in common: Suck up to Jews.

  10. @Justvisiting

    I agree. There are always games within games going on but Ukrainian govt pronouncements are like reading The Onion.

    • Thanks: Sarah
    • LOL: InnerCynic
  11. @Anon

    Yes, the personal contacts to representatives in both the UK and US were quite effective imo in discouraging Obama about the announced missile strike. National Review’s headline was, “The Phone Lines Melt” as did email inboxes. The subsequent strikes by Trump weren’t broadcasted prior – no time for similar groundswells. I was in Homs during the Shyrat strike and in Damascus during the US, UK, France strikes. The typical response of Syrians in both places was, “F*** Trump” or variations thereof.

    • Thanks: Sarah
    • Replies: @MLK
    , @Anon
  12. @Haxo Angmark

    I agree. While in Deir Ezzor (Oct 2017) many locals described US forces airlifting ISIS commanders out of battles to safety. The captured ISIS arsenal I observed consisted of many US weapons including a massive Howitzer. The bulk appeared to have come from former Soviet bloc countries now friendly to the US. The most obvious evidence to the collusion was the massacre of Syrian Army soldiers at their long established and well marked position on al Thardeh hill which ISIS took over immediately without a spit in their direction by the US led coalition. I’ve heard similar stories from Yazidi militiamen in Iraq.

    • Thanks: Sarah
  13. Peg B says: • Website

    Well done, fantastic reporting.
    Thank you!

    • Replies: @Janice Kortkamp
  14. FKA Max says: • Website

    Yellow is the color of courage, both Hezbollah and Ukraine fly it…

    Inside Syria: How Hezbollah changed the war | Channel 4 News
    Apr 1, 2014

    [MORE]

    Without Iranian/Syrian[/Lebanese] “youth bulge https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/effects-youth-bulge-civil-conflicts cannon fodder” ground troops Russia is not a serious and/or experienced fighting force: https://www.csis.org/analysis/evolution-russian-and-iranian-cooperation-syria

    https://www.unz.com/aanglin/fun-loving-goof-biden-calls-for-regime-change-in-russia-white-house-immediately-denounces-him/#comment-5257269

    Iran-Backed Hezbollah Reportedly Plans To Fight For Russia In Ukraine
    3/27/2022
    https://www.iranintl.com/en/202203278676

    Soleimani: Is this Iranian the most powerful man in Iraq? – Newsnight
    Sep 23, 2014

    We were Trump supporters until late December 2019, when he just got too pro-Israel for our taste and started to support Biden from then on out. It was just a couple of weeks before Trump had Qasem Soleimani assassinated, that we switched allegiances. We felt even more strongly about our support for Biden after that assassination, because we considered the Iranians to be vital allies in the war against the Islamic State, that had been terrorizing the European heartland, and we knew that Biden would also likely pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which we were also in favor of

    https://www.unz.com/pescobar/from-the-black-sea-to-the-east-med-dont-poke-the-russian-bear/?showcomments#comment-5209988

    Image Source: https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448100/General-Soleimani-s-name-is-symbol-of-Quds-Hezbollah-official or https://archive.ph/7rwaf

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @DNA999
  15. Anon[422] • Disclaimer says:

    The destruction of Yugoslavia from 1990 to 2001 used a very similar playbook to the playbook the author describes used against the Syrian people

  16. “This effort was spearheaded by the US, UK, France, and Israel”

    You can shorten it to “Jewish Empire and its colonies.”

    • LOL: Sarah
    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  17. yul says:

    The United States is the most dangerous country in the world. Not because of its power, but because of its lack of scruple. Americans bleat on about being the good guys, but American power is about robbing the rest of the globe, forcing obedience, and killing those who offer another perspective. Israel is America’s master, and America serves it through endless war, endless killing, and endless looting. I think another global order is needed, and I hope China and Russia can set aside their differences and work out a common union that protects both from harm. They both have the same enemy. And their enemy is the world’s enemy. Given what we saw on January 6, and what we have seen in the American illegal system for years, you cannot tell me that the United States is somehow morally superior to China. China has done bad things to Uighurs; the jewnited states is engaged in a murderous pogrom against the white working class, and has killed perhaps millions of its own through the clot shots. Only fear of upsetting Washington is keeping the pro-American global alliance together. But once that fear is gone, and once people stop being terrified of globshlomo, the sun is going to set very fast on the American empire.

    • LOL: A. Nonymous
    • Replies: @Bookish1
  18. Anyone offering evidence and opinion different from that of the accepted narratives isn’t just ignored – they’re treated as enemies and attacked by the media.

    The RT has been banned, because it’s not an independent media. The CNN and BBC are independent. Both of them are in agreement, because independent media don’t lie. And there is one truth.

    And the real truth is, that here are no independent media. The so-called media are controlled, and are being used as outlets for conducting PSYOP. And their purpose is to spread “product messages” and not to report the truth.

    I’ve seen the wall go up already which prohibits looking at the other side, hearing what their grievances and concerns are.

    Yet there are some independent reporters, but the problem is that people don’t know them. And it is strange, but most of them make no effort to reach people on the other side either.

    Maxim Chronicler, a Russian reporter, from Donbass, has been making professional documentaries about this war. I bet no one here has heard about him. Here is a trailer of his next film.

    Mesmerizing.

  19. Sarah says:
    @Priss Factor

    It’s like a billionaire stealing the what little is left of a homeless person.

    Good comparison👍👌

    • Agree: Bro43rd, Miro23
    • Replies: @Miro23
  20. DNA999 says:
    @FKA Max

    FKA, You’re not seriously inferring this yellow on the world’s least imaginative false flag, uke ie, makes the ukes courageous are you, or actually are you? Ukes are not in same league as the Lebs. Yellow became ‘all that’ simply to prop up your assertion revealing where your alleeg is, then? Yella has historically been the coward’s tint, dude. Or will you now make ukes, gold itself to prop up your alleeg?
    Seems someone read it, when I put it out there how retarded the uke false flag is. As false, drab, retarded and unimaginative as the notion of a uke nation itself. Big ie, made entirely of Slavic leftovers, left behinds, renamed Soviet era assets (shit that still works even now) to strip off into j-garch’s munnybin\$, leaving only mass destitution under CITI clown jews and CIA sigh oopsinazis set to strip what was left inside Slavic cultural cities, towns and lands. That is the proud golden uke of today. Zero but the biggest false golden flag yet, with just the last gasps to follow.
    Uke is CIAmerica’s screen box left hanging in its stadium of iron grids n iron grip dmcry, not even a word worth its letters anymore. I refuse to spell it out. It is deadletter in west. Just say “retardation” instead.
    Waive your uke gold, fools variety, evidently! Proven. Case dismissed.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    , @FKA Max
  21. GMC says:

    And yesterday the jew mouthpiece in Washington told all Americans to leave Ukraine and Russia. Lol How does one leave when there are no flights, no credit or debit cards that work and frozen US bank accounts are the norm? Not to mention the Niggar president’s law about total incarceration without due process for the inevitable idiots that would even try to go back. WTF – Guantanamo here I come lol

    This BS from the same fuckers who left 1500 to 2000 American POWs die in jungle camps, because the jew Federal reserve wouldn t crank out a measily 1 billion bucks and send it to Hanoi. But Hey, no problem sending trillions to Wall Streets and their American banks. Better Red than Dead.

  22. Tom Welsh says:

    “There were and are many problems there which are directly attributed to the government with corruption always being number one on the list of grievances”.

    Let us all gravely and reverently offer thanks that corruption is nonexistent in our blessed nations.

  23. SafeNow says:

    the average u.s./e.u. citizen is still unable to conclude that 2+2=4

    I remember one of those Jay Leno sidewalk interviews of average citizens walking by: He asked what galaxy the earth is located in. Passersby were stumped, so he added a hint: The galaxy name is also the name of a candy bar. One young woman guessed: “Mars.” Then a man guessed “Babe Ruth.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  24. An article about the several false flag gas attacks in Syria would be welcome. The accusation that Bashar al-Assad would “gas his own people” is beyond rediculous. A meticulous exposure of these frauds would be enlightening.

    We should keep in mind that ultimately it is not the US, the UK or Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar that are behind the attempt to destroy Syria, but ISRAEL, which manipulates the policy of all of the above countries. Israel even receives wounded ISIS fighters, gives them medical treatment, and then sends them back to Syria to continue their terrorist activities. Here is a picture of Netanyahu shaking hands with one of those wounded ISIS fighters:

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  25. eah says:

    It became clear that what’s been happening in Syria was not a spontaneous, organic, popular uprising against a tyrant, but a proxy regime-change attempt war in the works since the mid 2000’s against the quite popular Assad.

    Of course it wasn’t; that was always obvious — remember the armed forces of Syria (army, air force) fought against Israel — think about the organization, about what it would take logistically and financially, to militarily oppose the Syrian armed forces: weapons, munitions, transportation, fuel, food, medical care for the wounded, etc.

    I have felt for years that with its reporting, or rather lack of it, about what was really happening in Syria, western media reached a new nadir of institutional corruption and irresponsibility.

    • Agree: al gore rhythms
    • Replies: @Anon
  26. @Justvisiting

    LOL, even the Turks have openly turned from the WHORE OF BABYLON!

    TOP
    KEK

    This is getting worser everyday for muttmerica and their kikes.

  27. America’s founding fathers rightly feared democracy and they built that fear into the original American Constitution, but the structure of the original Constitution has been destroyed over time (e.g. by the 14th, 17th and 19th Amendments), unlimited immigration, Supreme Courts that view the US Constitution as merely guidance rather than actual law, etc., moving us inexorably toward direct democracy.

    Direct democracy was disastrous in the 5th century BC (e.g. Socrates), the founding fathers rightly feared it, but today we have social media. Combine direct democracy with the demonic power of social media and we have a disaster. The mob rules and the mob is so easily manipulated by the Ruling Class using social media wielded by alien reptiles like Mark Zuckerberg.

    Democracy has proven disastrous in the West. Now with social media, the mob can be easily whipped into a blood frenzy about whatever the Ruling Class wants, be it Assad in Syria, Hussein in Iraq, Kaddafi in Libya, and now Putin in Ukraine.

    Sorry to be negative about this, but I don’t see a solution. The West is in terminal decline.

    • Agree: Realist, garys3054
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  28. @Anon

    Unfortunately the new media did little to explain the actual reality to ordinary Westerners.

    If anyone sits on his couch, expecting his government to bring him truth on a platter, he is wasting his time; he can watch the world cup instead.

    Caveat emptor is applicable in news too.

  29. @Janice Kortkamp

    You might have heard of the \$500 million farce of arming the “moderate” terrorists in Syria:

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/video/us-approves-500-million-fund-arm-moderate-syrian-25633715

    [MORE]

    Someone in the CIA had this brilliant idea of buying Soviet era weapons and ammunition from erstwhile Warsaw Pact countries; it is dirt cheap, and cannot be traced back to Uncle Sam. They went to Bulgaria, bought these old ammunition and weapons from a scrap dealer probably, and then sent some Americans to train the “moderate” terrorists.

    Then a grenade (or something that was designed to explode) exploded, landing an American in a hospital in Bulgaria

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/aramroston/the-death-of-a-us-contractor-has-exposed-americas-failures

    Meanwhile CIA trains all of 55 moderates with this \$ 500 millions.

    “The initial “train and assist” program aimed at aiding and equipping 54,000 moderate rebels by the end of this year. As of now, that number is somewhere around 100, and only a handful of them have actually been engaged in any combat operations against enemy forces.”

    https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/pentagon-ending-program-train-equip-syrian-rebels-msna699241

    “Still, after some initial difficulty recruiting and vetting rebels who agreed to the congressionally approved mission, the Pentagon introduced a force of 54 U.S.-trained rebels into the Syrian battlefield. Then al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate kidnapped the rebels’ leader and attacked them. A number of those rebels remain in al Qaeda’s hands. (In further bad news for the Obama administration, rebel sources told McClatchy last month that the assault was planned in concert with Turkey, an ally of the U.S. that would like to see the U.S. help battle Assad as well as the Islamic State.)”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/four-five-fighters-pentagon-syria_n_55f9ad27e4b0d6492d63ed49

    finally, four or five guys were unleashed on Assad’s Syria, after spending half a billion dollars.

    The whole thing would have been rejected by The Onion and The Babylon Bee editors if anyone submitted it as a parody.

    But they are very colour conscious in all these things. The company that bought these Soviet era weapons was named, “Purple Shovel”.

  30. Dumbo says:

    They destroyed Iraq and flooded Europe with Iraqi refugees.
    They destroyed Libya and flooded Europe with Libyan refugees.
    They destroyed Syria and flooded Europe with Syrian refugees.

    I don’t know, but it almost seems as if there was a plan going on…

    The Ukraine is almost the same story, the civil war there has been going on since 2014, coincidentally after the CIA-sponsored “orange revolution”, and who’s sponsoring Azov? US/NATO. Again.

    • Agree: RIchebourg, A. Nonymous
  31. satya says:

    Summary executions of Russian prisoners by the Azov battalion. Azov Battalion is zionist supporter and work with them.

    The CIA-trained Nazi #AzovBattalion using US ‘black spot’ torture techniques on Russian POWs. Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo have basically trashed the Geneva Convention in western warfare.
    Summary executions of Russian prisoners by the Azov battalion.

    • Replies: @Blissex
  32. 9/11 was the kick off

    • Replies: @Druid55
  33. Levtraro says:

    Thanks for this reporting on the ground, very interesting read. Hopefully you can write more and bring your articles to TUR.

  34. satya says:

    Israel has enjoyed reflexive U.S. favor for decades. During that time Israel never hesitated to ignore U.S. priorities. Nevertheless, the Trump regime was particularly devoted to Israel in return, also putting the latter’s interests first. The pro Israel foreign policy is responsible for the fall of the United States. Bidon is continuation of the Trump regime. As a result:

    Iraq retains significant ties with Iran and voted against the U.N. resolution denouncing Russia. Zionist Urdogan forged a cooperative relationship with Moscow, attack Syria for its own interest, and played an independent role in Libya. It refused to join other NATO members in sanctioning Russia.

    One might think that so much effort on behalf of countries that Washington treated as friends as well as allies, especially Israel, would have earned a little favor in return. Cambanis wrote:

    [The divergence has been most apparent in the refusal of the members of the Organization of OPEC+, to rapidly increase their oil output amid rising fuel prices, notwithstanding a request to do so by the Biden administration to Saudi Arabia. But it was also on display in Israel’s REFUSAL to send several batteries of the Iron Dome defense system to Ukraine, despite a U.S. REQUEST, over fears the transfer would damage relations with Russia. Finally, several states in the broader region abstained on the United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Russia’s invasion, much to Washington’s displeasure.]

    With the transfer of billions of dollars tax payers’s money to Israel, US political support at the UN, support of Israel’s expansionist policy at the expense of American people’s interests to kill Muslims where has created so many enemies for US, transfer of latest technology to Israel, ignoring Israel fifth column’s spying for Israel, sanctioning countries that do not bent to Israel’s demand, forcing the FAKE Arab head of state to drop their pans to satisfy Israel’s demands and ….. all have pushed US towards DEFEAT, while Israel kept its good relations with the US enemy, Russia. The fifth column US politicians have dropped their pans for Israel to surrender receiving nothing but a kick in the ass. You the traitors deserve it, especially those in the congress, senate and the WH.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-our-mideast-friends-prove-unfaithful/

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @RIchebourg
  35. MLK says:
    @Janice Kortkamp

    Kudos to you for mentioning the anti-war left. In an era when even recent history is retconned at a jaw-dropping rate, that memory-holing project takes the cake.

    Give the devils their due, what Bush did to the patriotic American right, Obama did to the anti-war left.

    This was no more evident than with the Syria malefactions. To this very day, even the well-intentioned give the benefit of the doubt to Obama because to do otherwise just makes them feel bad about themselves for how thoroughly they were played.

    Don’t you characters realize how palpably plaintive it is that upon mention of what Obama wrought, even if not by name, starts a short countdown to distraction in the form of shouting about Trump.

    Don’t believe the cruel lie that America is a “50-50 divided country.” Even the Fake Polls are close to reflecting the Pareto Principle (80/20) sanity on every issue, including Ukraine.

    Say what you will about Trump, but he was and continues to be the great clarifier. He singlehandedly discredited Bush and the Republican wing of the War Party. And who defended Bush/Cheney/McCain et. al., Obama and the entirety of the left. First stealth-fully, and then once Trump caught fire in the 2016 campaign, loudly and proudly.

    Maybe it’s unfair because they got royally screwed first, but the patriotic right is has its head on straight. The RINO and Neocon filth haven’t even attempted to rally MAGA, spending their time foot-stomping about Tucker. But it’s well past the time for what used to be called the anti-war left to get it together.

    That begins by letting go of your illusions about Obama. A president at least equally destructive to the American Project, and our position and reputation in the world, as Bush. It’s under Obama that the USG partnered with Al Qaeda and all other manner of jihadi garbage in Syria. As if that conscious humiliation of the American nation wasn’t enough from someone wholly dedicated to delivering it until demoralization broke us, he giddily green-lighted full support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

  36. @Justvisiting

    When Russia invaded and stole Crimea, the naval base had a stockpile of mines which Russia seized. Anyone surprised the mines had been Ukrainian wasn’t keeping up. Russia has perpetrated dozens of false flags, and the naval mines are just another case of Putin’s lies.

  37. Realist says:
    @Justvisiting

    I agree. This also applies to the U.S. they have been caught lying so many times over the last decades that their credibility is zero.

  38. @satya

    Russia is not my enemy.

    • Agree: James Speaks
    • Replies: @satya
  39. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Can one imagine had the US sponsored jihadi extremists prevailed what sort of humanitarian disaster would have ensued? It would have been a giant bloodbath. Any normal person recoils from this obscenity of a policy. But then the US supported the hideous Pol Pot gang against the Vietnamese after being dislodged from power by Vietnam. What’s the US’s body count around the world up to today?

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  40. Another Whomen in Jewolitics…
    https://www.sott.net/article/387319-Janice-Kortkamp-An-American-Housewife-in-Syria-Damascus-Part-I
    “As an introduction and just to make it clear from the beginning, I’m 100% independent and 100% self-funded. My husband’s hard labor as a handyman pays the lion’s share of these trips supplemented with much appreciated help from family and friends. I have no agenda or mission other than to learn, observe and spend time with Syrians in their wonderful country and then share those insights and experiences with anyone who will listen here.”
    100 % independent & 100 & self-funded; a double pack of illusions?!
    Are in reality your “husband’s hard labour” & “family and friends” making sure you are off to Syria and they are having a break from you? Sounds like you are anything but self funded, unless you mean with “self” your ego. Yes, your confused self seems funded and completely unfounded.
    Well, well, now you are already “a 100 percent non-affiliated, unpaid, and self/crowd-funded, independent citizen-journalist.” What happened to hubby? No longer hard labouring to see you off?
    What husband would give money to his wife, to run off into a waring country in Arabia?

    Do you like Arab man? Watch out Thierry Meyssan! There is a housewife out of the Jewnighted States turned a real Syrian specialist.
    Eat your heart mongrel Escobargenda another Jewmerican housewife turned journo is getting close to sorting out the Ukrainian mess (of the Jewnighted States of Israhell).
    Jewmerican women are the worst and the European polit whores are eagerly catching up. Women in politics is a very unnatural, a very Jewish thing; simply disgusting.
    By the way, how do your children and grandchildren feel about your “thousands of hours research”?
    By the way, there is no such thing as “Westerners” or “Europeans” for that matter.
    By the way, that democracy thing and that women thing is Jewed up to destroy you as a woman including your family! No need to go to Syria.
    (Syria was not at all the first conflict extensively covered via internets.)

  41. Miro23 says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Interesting video. There are many echoes of Syria in the ZioGlob/CIA Ukraine operation.

  42. @MLK

    Obama is a stupid pos…..as you said,

    “That begins by letting go of your illusions about Obama. A president at least equally destructive to the American Project, and our position and reputation in the world, as Bush. It’s under Obama that the USG partnered with Al Qaeda and all other manner of jihadi garbage in Syria. As if that conscious humiliation of the American nation wasn’t enough from someone wholly dedicated to delivering it until demoralization broke us, he giddily green-lighted full support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine.”

    I used to see absurd rhetoric claiming that Obama was standing up to the jews…..while he did massive destruction in the ME at the behest of the jews.

    And of course his anti-white policies here at home caused great destruction as well.

    Truly an evil wicked man.

    • Agree: GMC
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Biff K
  43. @Quartermaster

    Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’S Effects and Online HUMINT Operations.

    https://theintercept.com/document/2015/06/22/behavioural-science-support-jtrig/

    [MORE]

    Operation methods / techniques.

     Uploading YouTube videos containing “persuasive” communications (to discredit, promote distrust, dissuade, deter, delay or disrupt)

     Setting up Facebook groups, forums, blogs and Twitter accounts that encourage and monitor discussion on a topic (to discredit, promote distrust, dissuade, deter, delay or disrupt)

     Establishing online aliases / personalities who support the communications or messages in YouTube videos, Facebook groups, forums, blogs etc

     Establishing online aliases / personalities who support other aliases

     Sending spoof e-mails and text messages from a fake person or mimicking a real person (to discredit, promote distrust, dissuade, deceive, deter, delay or disrupt)

     Providing spoof online resources such as magazines and books that provide inaccurate information (to disrupt, delay, deceive, discredit, promote distrust, dissuade, deter or denigrate/degrade)

     Taking over control of online websites (to deny, disrupt, discredit or delay)

     Contacting host websites asking them to remove material (to deny, disrupt, delay, dissuade or deter)

    • Thanks: Spanky
  44. It is zionist propaganda that targeted Assad as a brutal dictator, when the opposite was the truth, the zionists invert everything, this is one of their tactics, they do this with everyone who is in their target.

    The destruction of Syria and Iraq and Libya was brought about by the Israeli and traitors in the ZUS governments attack on the WTC on 911 and blamed on the muslims to give the excuse to destroy the middle east for Israels greater Israel agenda.

    The only reason Syria is surviving this war is that Putin and Russia at Assads rquest came in to help and for this, God bless Putin and Russia.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  45. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @SafeNow

    He asked what galaxy the earth is located in. Passersby were stumped, so he added a hint: The galaxy name is also the name of a candy bar. One young woman guessed: “Mars.” Then a man guessed “Babe Ruth.”

    And the very next day Galactic Empire forces landed and, within 15 minutes of the landing, executed everybody who couldn’t answer

    that very same question

    !

    Quick question: anybody knows what “adiabatic compression” means? Hint – it has something to do with gasoline and diesel engines, engines that are actually part of everyday life.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  46. satya says:
    @RIchebourg

    Yes, I did not say that it is, the US think. However, those traitors at the senate and congress that fight against those who support BDS, a Palestinian solidarity campaign aimed at putting international economic and political pressure on Israel, now are screaming that everyone should sanction Russia. widespread anti-BDS sentiment among politicians has advocates iced out of public debate.
    An overwhelming majority of Congress voted in favor of a 2019 House resolution condemning BDS; only Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) remain among a handful of supporters of BDS in federal office.

    The Israel servant, Sen. Marco Rubio, insists that BDS is rooted not in peace, but in destroying Israel.
    he believes: “The anti-Semitic BDS movement’s goal is to eliminate any Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea,” a Rubio spokesperson said. “To compare that, in any way, to the actions taken by the international community against Putin is either naïve or willfully misleading.”
    About 35 states have laws, resolutions and executive orders restricting or banning any boycott against Israel. On March 3, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) introduced the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” a day after tweeting that Americans should cut all oil imports from Russia.

    So this hypocrites have totally different policy when it comes to Russia and those countries who refused to drop their pans for Israel’s expansionist policy contrary to these opportunists.

    The push to punish Putin has also been championed by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rubio and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who have called for a boycott of Russian energy and oil.

    So, now it is a good time for Americans to know who is their REAL enemies.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/07/bds-lawmakers-boycott-russia-00014813

  47. Thirdtwin says:
    @MLK

    Trump catalyzed the Uniparty and forced it out into the open. John McCain’s funerals were its debut parties.

    • Replies: @MLK
  48. @DNA999

    Spoken like someone who has not advanced beyond the Crayola 8-pack.

    Yellow is an imperial color in traditional Chinese color symbolism, representing power,
    royalty, and
    prosperity.
    It also represents the late summer season and the central direction.

    Yellow also has mostly positive associations in most Asian cultures. In Japan, it is a royal colour that represents courage and prosperity.

    In Africa, yellow is the color of wealth and status.

    Yellow is the dominant ‘brand-recognition’ color used by two of the most well-known international enterprises in the world, McDonalds and Ikea.

  49. Malla says:

    All countries are into propaganda. The Western World, China, India, Turkey etc…even Russia. CNN, BBC, Deutsche World DW (Germany), CGTN (China) , TRT World (Turkey), Al Jazeera, WION (India), obviously I24 (Israel), ABC (Australia), Telesur (Venezuela) and even for that matter RT (Russia). But the West is King of propaganda. And the fact that the West creates an image of freedom of speech and multiple news channel with “credibility” fools a lot of people in the West and the World. And that makes the Western media more dangerous, people never doubt it as propaganda. But behind the scenes all these Western channels are connected to their Government Deep States like some Communist country and give the illusion of choice in between networks. Only channels like Fox News of USA or Sky News of Australia who are right winged, are kept as fake opposition of the Globo Marxist Deep States to set a limit on the thoughts of dissenters of the Deep State, but you are more likely to understand the truth from them as compared to the others. It was only recently during the Trump election campaign that a large number of people in the USA got a glimpse of how fake the mainstream media is in the USA. This is one of Trump’s best legacy.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymeek/2021/02/20/fewer-americans-than-ever-before-trust-the-mainstream-media/
    Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Trust The Mainstream Media

    But guess what, channels like Al Jazeera and TRT World are even worse, and I will tell you guys why. Western channels are brainwashing globo homo Marxist propaganda channels but atleast they have consistency. Globo Homo Globalist left winged at home and similarly left winged globalist internationally. DW of Germany for example will run Marxist propaganda pieces about the evils of European Colonialism. Al Jazeera and TRT world are different. Al Jazeera English when covering West have the same anti-traditional West, leftist, Marxist propaganda pieces (supporting BLM) but Al Jazeera Arabic is totally conservative and Right Winged. The Salafists look at the traditional West as its enemy. BTW many Arab countries have banned Al Jazeera of Qatar and Saudi Arabia has come up with the rival Al-Arabia channel to counter Al-Jazeera. Similarly Erdogan’s Turkish TRT World is anti-West and takes anti-Traditional West, leftist Marxist stand in international reporting (Evils of British Empire but never speak about anything bad about the Ottoman Empire) but is Right Winged nationalist when reporting nationally. A big game is being played on the West by these slimey people.
    The funny thing happens when two thuggish nationalist Third World nations clash with each other in propaganda. Like India and Turkey. Both WION of India and TRT of Turkey will bash each other’s countries. Both sides a nationalist, tribalist and will not give an inch. Both are not nice Westerners. LOL. Both Erdogan and Modi and their supporting political apparatus (BJP of India and AK Parti of Turkey) are that of Thag Sultans supported by Thagard conservative tribal population bases in their countries.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  50. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wade Hampton

    Direct democracy was disastrous in the 5th century BC (e.g. Socrates), the founding fathers rightly feared it, but today we have social media.

    Not really a lot of difference between today’s social media and the mass meetings of Democratic Athens.

    For those interested in “how things turned out last time”, here is a very simplified version, only the high points.

    Athenian citizens consistently voted for high risk/high reward courses of action that required both near perfect execution and considerable luck. Their early strategy, raid Spartan coalition areas from the sea while hiding behind Athenian fortifications, worked like a charm until crowding in Athens unleased a plague. The plague killed the only son of Pericles, the leader whose plan that was.

    Next step was the Syracuse expedition. Military leaders said it was a bad idea, but the agora assembly doubled expedition size and sent it out anyway. They gave the fleet a divided command, one “wait until we know more” leader and one “Audacity, audacity, and more audacity” leader (Alcibiades, you can think of him as “Big Al”, he was larger than life). Then, with the fleet half way to the target area, Athens tried to arrest Big Al, who fled to Sparta. Mr. “wait until we know more” quite predictably went to the target (Syracuse) and gave the Syracusans time to get their force organized. Athens lost both the original fleet and the relief fleet. From there on in, Athens just played out the clock, but had no chance of winning.

    The end result of rule by democracy was that well over half of the original citizen body was killed, that slaves were freed to man the fleets while the clock ran out, and that (predictably) the slaves saw rowing as an income source and, after Spartan rule fell apart, insisted on a summer cruise each year, whether it did anything or not, and that constantly stirred up the Eastern Mediterranean area. (Note the similarity to American policy from about AD 1990 on – foreign policy for ego and profit.) Eventually, the Athenian fleet was put up against part of Alexander’s army (this after Alexander had died), loaded aboard an immense hired fleet. Deciding that they hadn’t signed on to be massacred, the fleet rowers surrendered.
    The Alexandrian successor then took the entire area of Athens where the rowers lived, moved them up to a sparsely populated part of Thrace, and left them there. He also destroyed Athens’ naval yards. Just like Stalin, maybe, but OTH after that Athens became a university town and bothered nobody anymore save the occasional graduate student.

    So: Get to be a PITA by hitting above your weight, run out of luck or overdo the arrogance, and eventually the world moves on without you and you get neutered by the new system. The US is about in the “overdo the arrogance” part, but, then, so is the rest of the world. Remember, Sparta sort of won the Peloponnesian War, but within two generations it was extinct. Turned out that Spartans weren’t good administrators. Same with us — every major contender for even regional hegemon is now in serious economic trouble.
    Next step is that we all run out of the lucky streak that has kept us all afloat for so long.

    As for Big Al, after his defection to Sparta he (a) became an adviser to the Spartan Kings, then (b) seduced one of the Kings’ wife, and (c) defected to Persia, where he later died or was killed (several versions of his death exist).
    Larger than life, so smart and yet so stupid. He’s the reason that Aristotle refused to teach philosophy to anybody under 30 (take that, counterculture) because under 30 they might use philosophy to drop all restraint (rather like today’s use of Postmodernism). Big Al might not have learned anything from experience, but at least Aristotle did.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  51. @Desert Fox

    Somebody, anybody, PLEASE,

    NAME HILLARY CLINTON!

    The destruction of Syria was HER project.
    I recall hearing her declaim — back in 2011 or 2012 — that “soon the middle class businessmen will turn against Assad.”

    The fiasco in Benghazi that resulted in the death of an American ambassador was HILLARY CLINTON’S doing — part of a gun-smuggling operation, but

    What difference does it make?

    One dead American, thousands of dead Syrians, Libyans, Iraqis, Iranians,

    What difference does it make?

    Where do creatures like the Clintons come from? How did their souls become so deformed?

  52. TG says:

    Everything you think you know about Syria is wrong.

    The Syrian government instituted a strong “pro-natal” policy, outlawing the sale and possession of contraceptives and propagandizing the it was every woman’s patriotic duty to have seven children each – and, as in the west, censoring any count of all those times that such policies have lead to misery for the average person (such as in Mexico, or Brazil, or China under Mao, Afghanistan, etc.).

    They got the Syrian population to quadruple in just 36 years – and the aquifers were drained dry, the water ran out, and things fell apart.

    Syria is a small arid country, and more people do not automatically cause nuclear-powered desalination plants to rise up out of the desert.

    But we can’t talk about this, because acknowledging how government policies aimed at maximizing population growth are bad for the average person, might reduce enthusiasm for policies such as Biden’s open-border push to import tens of millions of third world refugees into the United States, give them automatic legal asylum status, and bus them to jobs all over the country.

    • Replies: @Blissex
  53. Fred777 says:
    @Quartermaster

    Russia seized mines from their own naval base. 😆
    Try again.

  54. @Kurt Knispel

    With respect, Kurt Knispel, I think your perception of Janice Kortkamp is totally wrong.

    Check out the work of Alison Weir whose bio and motivations were similar to those Kortkamp stated: Weir became intrigued with the plight of Palestinians and went to see for herself what was happening.

    She brought an alternative source of information to the American people and created a mini-movement — https://ifamericansknew.org/about_us/whoweare.html

    Kortkamp’s perspective on Syria is similar.

    Thanks to both of you.

  55. @Franklin Ryckaert

    It looks like ISIS has turned on Israel. The last three attacks within a week inside Israel were by ISIS.

  56. Anonymous[174] • Disclaimer says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Truly an evil wicked man.

    Left to God, the wicked make out rather badly:

    “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
    Philippians 3:19

    Which pretty much does it for the wicked. Note, however, that knowing the ultimate fate of the wicked does not help us cope with them while they are here.

    I’d classify Obama as just another Kenyan politician (yes, all are wicked). He was simply trying to destroy all his enemies so that he could become the Big Man in the US, a predictable move for any African politician.

    Naipaul’s A Bend in the River, 1979, describes the process fairly well. African politicians think in terms of personal leadership and elimination of all opposition, rather like the old Bantu tribal Chiefs or the head of the Zulu coalition. Remember, Obama’s mother was an anthropologist who eulogized non-Western civilizations / societies, his father was a marginally successful Kenyan politician, and Obama received a non-Western education. He would tend to think in non-Western terms, especially those of his father.

    This follows from Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations theory, coupled with the idea that culture molds genetics and genetics constrains culture.

    If any more sub-Saharan African/Islamic raised people are elected to the US Presidency, you can expect the same general result (unless you elect a San or Pygmy, who have their own problems). Basic assumptions of a culture are hard to shake.

    By the same token, one could expect results similar to past results if an American Black were elected. Black history is notable for its bad leadership **. Even Martin Luther King (MLK), famous though he is, led his followers into the contemporary Inner City, which is very like unto Hell. The type of bad leadership would be different from leadership in the Bantu tradition, but the leadership would reliably be bad.
    Even a severely altruistic Black, such as MLK claimed to be and Judge Clarence Thomas probably is, would simply be betrayed by his staff and local leaders, who would not believe in even mild altruism and would strongly believe in carpe diem.

    Tough luck for the “all men are created identical” hypothesis, but that particular game is over anyway, destroyed by BLM and CRT and, of course, Postmodernism.

    ** Historical reference: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/black-star-line-1919-1923/

  57. MLK says:
    @Thirdtwin

    Quite right. He flushed them out as in fact a single party.

    It’s impossible to overstate how much damage this has done to the Democrat brand. McCain’s funeral, in which if anything the Democrats took the lead in deifying that psychopathic traitor***, most of all because it demonstrated to rank and file Democrats that even their self-respect meant nothing in comparison to their arrangements with RINO and Neocon filth.

    For over 20 years my view has been that we were heading toward one of the two major parties going bye-bye like the Whigs did in a single election cycle in the context of the Civil War. In 2008, any betting man would have said it would be the Republicans. Especially since Democrats were the party of government and thus had an essentially locked in base.

    Yet after eight years of Obama, and four of Trump, it’s the Democrats that are on life support. I know it makes a lot of people feel bad about themselves but more so than anyone else that’s Obama’s doing.

    • Thanks: A. Nonymous
  58. Che Guava says:

    It is a shame that the coup in Turkey did not succeed. It was clearly a reaction by secularists, as was the case in coups before.

    The tragedy is the total failure of this one.

  59. Bro43rd says:
    @MLK

    Proof that the US & most countries are essentially run by deep state factions, the people are just along for the ride. The politicians are puppets, ringleaders of the circus owned by the oligarchs.

  60. America back to the same shit that got us 9/11’ed. 🔥

  61. Bro43rd says:
    @anonymous

    All governments use their populations as cannon fodder, essentially disposable. It’s not an uniquely American thing, although the US has been the worst abuser in recent history. I think it’d be safe to say the US has nearly caught the bolshevics of ussr & communists of china in the race to inflict human misery & death. We humans need to realize that it’s a government problem we have & not a specific “people” problem. Lord Acton summarized this as “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

  62. ANON[130] • Disclaimer says:

    YES BUT PEOPLE ARE LESS STUPID THAN THEIR CRIMINAL PUPPET GOVERNMENTS AND MEDIA THINK:

    France: A poll was released this week on mainstream media (you should have seen the face of the anchor) , 52% of French people support Russia, despite the censorhip, removal of Russian media and the non-stop hate propaganda against Russia. The French are less stupid than others it seems,… Also anti NATO protests took place in Marseille last week.

    Presidential elections will take place on 10th of April. Of course, rothschild puppet macron will try to rig the vote like biden did in the USA, but he has serious troubles including an alleged murder ordered by him and his “wife” (a transsexual) against an investigator who was about to spill the beans on the fact that “Brigitte” Macron is in fact a dude, called Jean-Michel Trogneux.

    Check this on Twitter and you’ll get the picture: #IsabelleFerreira (murdered) –
    #BrigitteGate – #JeanMichelTrogneux

    It’s not the only scandal. Check that: #McKinseyGate (tax evasion, fraud, bribes, macron is heavily involved)

    And that: #RothschildGate (much more serious for him as it involves fiscal evasion, millions ofn offshore accounts, bribes, and fraud)

    And that: #AlstomGate (again fraud)

    There is no way that the most hated president of all times, that the French want to sack since 5 years can be re-elected without cheating the vote…

    If he loses and people like Lepen win, then Russia will have a new ally.

  63. The Ukrainians must be dumber than doorknobs because they’re willing to let the ruling classes, mostly Jews, allow the Biden administration to create conditions for a war with Russia.

  64. Blissex says:

    It always amuses me to read these articles by people who wake up and are suddenly astonished that the “Washington Consensus” media are mostly propaganda weapons…

    T Jefferson, 1814: ”I deplore with you the putrid state into which our newspapers have passed, and the malignity, the vulgarity, & mendacious spirit of those who write for them: and I inclose you a recent sample, the production of a New-England judge, as a proof of the abyss of degradation into which we are fallen. these ordures are rapidly depraving the public taste, and lessening it’s relish for sound food. as vehicles of information, and a curb on our functionaries they have rendered themselves useless by forfeiting all title to belief.”

    G. Orwell, 1945: “Victor Raikes, the Tory M.P., who is an able and outspoken reactionary, made a speech which I should have considered a good one if it had referred only to Poland and Jugoslavia. But after dealing with those two countries he went on to speak about Greece, and then suddenly black became white, and white black. […] The Daily Worker disapproves of dictatorship in Athens, the Catholic Herald disapproves of dictatorship in Belgrade. There is no one who is able to say – at least, no one who has the chance to say in a newspaper of big circulation – that this whole dirty game of spheres of influence, quislings, purges, deportation, one-party elections and hundred per cent plebiscites is morally the same whether it is done by ourselves, the Russians or the Nazis.”

    H. MacMillan, 1963: “It is wonderful not to read the newspapers — except a rapid glance through The Times. It makes such a difference. One feels better, mentally and morally, not to be absorbing unconsciously, all that steady stream of falsehood, innuendo, poison which makes up the Press today, apart from purely informative sections.”

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  65. Bookish1 says:
    @yul

    The American people are so caught up into paying their bills and hurrying home to rest in this hectic society that they don’t have time to think about deep issues like like American bombs killing people.

    • Agree: A. Nonymous
    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  66. David. says: • Website
    @Anon

    Excellent feature….you represented all parties very accurately.

  67. Geowhizz says:
    @Quartermaster

    Thanks for explaining that. Russians bad, Uks good.

  68. Geowhizz says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I’m guessing it’s money worship. That couple got bloody rich post Whitehouse.

  69. Looks like Mr Putin had the following alternatives just before the 24th March:

    1. Wait for the 70k ukr army to invade the Donbass republics AND get the severe sanctions promised in for months.

    2. Attack Ukr AND get those sanctions

    • Replies: @Janice Kortkamp
  70. Bro43rd says:
    @Blissex

    Ran out of auto-replies. Relevant quotes I agree with! Thanks

    • Replies: @Janice Kortkamp
  71. Bro43rd says:
    @Bookish1

    Wasn’t sure if this comment was tongue in cheek, althought it matters not. It’s not like the people could do anything measurable about it.

    • Replies: @Biff K
  72. @Notsofast

    Yes, definitely. I’m always astounded at the inability of so many people here in the US to recognize basic patterns like the one you described. Of course, what, at least 3/4 of Americans (I’m being generous) couldn’t pick out an of these countries on a map, let alone anything idea of what they’re like. I’m often asked if Syria – is in the Middle East – or do people speak Syrian language there? etc.

  73. @Hadji Like

    I think it’s quite plausible a major attack or some trigger was being planned against Donetsk and Luhansk. Also Putin needed the backup of China which came at the Olympics to proceed. Ukraine is, imo, one front of a much larger, decades-running war which many people are talking about.

  74. @Janice Kortkamp

    The captured ISIS arsenal I observed consisted of many US weapons including a massive Howitzer.

    The Americans with the help of the Turks supported ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups in Syria to destroy the country. The Syrians and their government didn’t deserve to be treated in a criminal way by the West and America in particular because the Syrians were always a safe haven for refugees fleeing violence in Iraq ( Muslims,Christians ….without discrimination) and Lebanon. For the Palestinians Syria was as their country.

  75. @Malla

    All countries are into propaganda.

    I have no issue with propaganda as such–with just one caveat.

    I want a warning label.

    “This is who we are. This is what we do. These are the powerful people who own us and this is the message they want us to convey.”

    Without the warning label the product is useless at best and dangerous at worst.

  76. From Jews for Jesus to Jews for Hitler?



    Video Link
    Jewish comedies of the past are becoming reality.

    Neocon takeover of US politics is like DUCK SOUP.

    And what Jews are doing in Ukraine is like PRODUCERS.

  77. Anon[701] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    That Muslim Arabs could not possibly of their own accord rise up to peacefully protest their government which is a brutal regime, is a racist narrative. There are torture prison in Syria and that is documented. That those people would never ever of their own accord want to upset the order of things in the ME where dictators rule supreme, is a racist narrative. Those people should remain subjugated by brutal dictators, and not rock the worlds boat, is the racist western mentality. The fact is Assad is a mass murderer who will label anyone opposed to him as terrorists. That Alqaeda and ISIS are aligned with peaceful non fundamentalist Muslims, and some Christians in wanting Assad to be toppled does not mean that Assad is therefore to be supported. The real lie is what you say in this piece, that the west /US wants Assad to go! How come he’s still there if the US/west wants him to go? Truth is they don’t, they think as you all do; that if you oppose him you must be a fundamental Muslim fanatic, which is a big lie! That Syrians should live under brutal regimes in the 21st century because if they are toppled only worse fundie fanatics will replace this brutal dictatorships is not an argument to support a brutal regime. And it’s false for most Syrians are NOT fundie fanatics but quite educated and secularized having been colonized by the French. It’s exactly what the left and the right in the US believe however and its a policy that says Arabs /Muslim have no inherent rights and should be subjugated forever and seen but not heard as they have been in the past.

    • Replies: @Blissex
  78. RobinG says:

    Zelensky, the little thug, has begun threatening his own army. (Is this the first step towards dead in his own bunker?)

    Volodymyr Zelensky Fires Two Top Generals—Ukraine ‘Traitors’
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/volodymyr-zelensky-fires-two-top-generals-ukraine-traitors/ar-AAVKKe2?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=512882a694b848f2bf97778a80f064ce

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  79. Anon[701] • Disclaimer says:
    @Janice Kortkamp

    Because Amerikans were fine with Muslims killing Muslims. Why topple a mass murdering regime when he’s murdering other Arabs! That’s why Obama never had any intent to act on his red line ultimatum and that’s why the phone lines were flooded with people telling the WH not to do anything about Muslims killing Muslims. A holocaust of Sunni Syrians took place and “what’s Aleppo” was the US’s response basically. That’s why all of the US media and politicians PRAISED Putin for intervening in Syria and getting Obama out of his red line gaffe. Assad’s still in power cause he still kills Muslims by the thousands! “What’s Alleppo” has been answered by God; it’s Ukraine, and suddenly Putin is a problem for Amerikans.

  80. Biff K says:
    @Bro43rd

    They fill up that 28 gallon tank on their \$55,000 P/U at \$6 a gallon and never ponder “geez, what happened to the increasingly fuel efficient engines that were required on a new car/truck 20 years ago or “no sale?”

    The question in my mind is where exactly are these 2 bit paper shufflers getting all that dough? I s’pose as long as their boomer (grand)/parents drop dead fast enough leaving a paid off house, and interest rates stay at historic lows, there will be nothing more than a weak limp wristed grumble. When that runs out, then what?

  81. Agent76 says:

    “All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” Adolf Hitler

    Mar 15 , 2015 George Bush Sr. Had Breakfast with Bin Laden’s Brother on 9/11

    George W. Bush’s father was meeting with Osama Bin Laden’s brother, Shafig Bin Laden, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, on the morning of 9/11.

    WMD LIES – Bush Cheney Rumsfeld – THE ULTIMATE CLIP

    Who buys this stuff? 99% of America doesn’t pay attention to the news enough to know our politicians are akin to actors and actresses. Only they’re not very good at it. They just depend on you not paying attention. So pay attention!

  82. Blissex says:
    @TG

    «The Syrian government instituted a strong “pro-natal” policy […] They got the Syrian population to quadruple in just 36 years – and the aquifers were drained dry, the water ran out, and things fell apart.»

    That is quite an optimistic view, and there is much bigger story about that, because the same has been happening in almost all “rich” arab countries, in particular Saudi Arabia (but also Yemen. and a lot of the war in Yemen is about water, which has been for many centuries since the great dyke of Yemen stopped being maintained), and that was for political reasons:

    * Most “arab” countries have been for thousands of years hard places with most local people very poor, malnourished and scrawny.

    * In many “arab” countries a big status symbol was to have a fat wife, and an even bigger status symbol was to be so rich to have many children, as so many died at birth or before becoming adults because of hunger etc.

    * Several vicious regimes in “arab” countries decided to pacify their restless populations (see Saudi “Inkwatha” in particular) by giving them all huge status symbols: fat wife and especially many children. In much the same way as “Washington Consensus” regimes decided to pump up property prices.

    * Those regimes first priority was to pacify their *current* populations, with whichever short term policy they could find, never mind about the future. The future though is happening.

    * The result is that currently many arab countries as you point point have population levels of many times their carrying capacity (often 8-10 times more), and at the same time the long term trends of desertification of their countries has continued. My favourite example is the city of Jeddah, which went from a charming (and dirt-poor) little town to a megalopolis, as it it easy to find photos of “historic Jeddah” on the web.

    * The result is that for many “arab” countries 80-90% of their water comes from desalination plants powered by oil, and internal use of their oil is becoming an ever larger proportion of their oil production, with the result that the oil export revenue needed to pay for imported food is shrinking, while food supply required is rising.

    As to the latter point when in a few decades oil production substantially falls the “arab” countries will not just return to being merely poor as in Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum (of Dubai, died in 1990) said:

    “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel”

    but dozen of millions of them will either die of thirst (as the desalination plant will stop for lack of oil) and hunger (as oil exports no longer be there to pay for food imports), or will have to immigrate somewhere else. It could be easily that 80-100m people will have to move out of north Africa, the Middle East or Arabia (or die) in the 2050-2090 period.

    • Thanks: Sarah
  83. Sarah says:

    It became clear that what’s been happening in Syria was not a spontaneous, organic, popular uprising against a tyrant, but a proxy regime-change attempt war in the works since the mid 2000’s against the quite popular Assad.

    We have been brainwashed for years by the MSM.
    Remember: “the tyrant Assad”, “peaceful revolution”, “moderate rebels” etc.

  84. Blissex says:
    @Anon

    «There are torture prison in Syria and that is documented.»

    How so convenient for the USA and UK for “rendition” of their prisoners to be “interrogated” there.

    «a mass murderer who will label anyone opposed to him as terrorists»

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Donbas
    “3,393 civilians killed (349 in 2016–2021)
    13,100–13,300 killed; 29,500–33,500 wounded overall
    414,798 Ukrainians internally displaced; 925,500 fled abroad”

    https://www.unian.info/politics/zelensky-extends-sanctions-against-donbas-terrorists-russia-propagandists-11428756.html
    “Zelensky extends sanctions against Donbas terrorists”

    https://euromaidanpress.com/2019/06/04/war-on-terms-whos-fighting-against-ukraine-in-donbas-terrorists-rebels-insurgents/
    “Ukrainian courts refer to Article 1 of the law “On combating terrorism” classifying both “LNR” and “DNR” as terrorist organizations.”

    https://defence24.com/donbass-terrorist-provocations-continue-ukrainian-forces-attacked-16-times
    «Donbass Terrorist Provocations Continue»

    https://medium.com/@mikokati/terrorist-held-donbas-turns-into-isis-weapon-workshop-98705b5ec6f5
    «Terrorist-held Donbas turns into ISIS weapon workshop»

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/terrorists-donbass
    “Browse 424 terrorists donbass stock photos and images available”

  85. Biff K says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Obama, on his own, couldn’t run an antique store in P’town.

    It’s “who” was pulling that creepy marionette’s strings, that really counts.

    Charlie McCarthy stained light walnut. Seated on the knee of a big black dude wearing a wig.

  86. saba says:

    The following is Abdel Bari Atwan’s analysis, a Palestinian Journalist lives in Britain, of the War in Eukraine and US fate due to this war.

    I think the war in Ukraine is the beginning of the US fall.The United States has made the Ukrainians miserable. The US manipulated Zelensky and promised him to support Ukraine’s entry into the NATO that brings Ukraine prosperity and security. WHERE IS AMERICA NOW?
    They spread the propaganda that WWIII is coming. Economic Sanctions and condemnation, Condemnation and Condemnation, this is all they have done for POOR Ukraine to condemn the war. On what basis do you condemn the war?
    They say it is against the international law. I don’t know which laws they are talking about?

    When you were destroying Libya, were you honoring the International laws? When did you respect the international laws?
    When you supported a war against Palestinian people, were you following the international laws?

    You started a war in Syria for 10 years where destroyed the country. Did you want to show you are supporter of International laws?

    The Ukraine war created a new situation in Europe. France and Germany learned that this is an American trap, thus they will not cooperate with US. I believe that the war not only set the process of US downfall, but also will destroy the US and Europe’s relations.

    Europe will not only take US seriously but also will not trust her as an reliable partner and all the agreements and promises between the two will be cancelled.

    Where is NATO? Why NATO did nothing and did not send troops to protect Kiev?
    The only thing they did was to bring sanctions against Russia. Who is going to loose from these sanctions? What is the benefit of sanctions?
    For the past 40 years, the West is using sanctions against Iran. what is the result of these sanctions on Iran? Now, a powerful Iran is sitting in Vienna, and pushing its conditions on the West to protect its own interest and has not given up one centimetre.
    These negotiations, either will stop, where would be beneficial to Iran since Iran can increase its uranium enrichment to more than 90%, or US will accept most of Iran’s demands due to US weaken position as the result of the war in Ukraine. Meaning US will loose in either case, and Iran will be the winner if they reach an agreement or not.

  87. Wielgus says:

    That Mariupol hospital bombing revisited – shades of the Kuwaiti incubator story


    colonelcassad.livejournal.com – Russian site – Yandex translation edited

    Censored

    April 1, 21:43

    Interview with the same “girl from the Mariupol maternity hospital”.
    Showed that:

    1. The maternity hospital was occupied by the AFU (Armed Forces of Ukraine).
    2. The Ukrainian troops took away food from the women.
    3. There was no air raid (no one heard the planes), there was a shell.
    4. She was specially filmed by different people, although she asked them not to film her.
    5. Operators appeared immediately. The man from APPLE was also filming.

  88. Anon[247] • Disclaimer says:

    “The results have helped shake off the control by conventional news media over foreign events reporting and analysis. ”
    True, but note to self: If you are commenting on outlets like Youtube and thousands of others, be sure to copy what you are writing into something like Ditto because it will often be policed and deleted before you even know it.
    Kinda bin like that on many platforms for a long time. Defeat your enemy on the digital platform by stealing the words right out of his mouth and deleting them.

    • Replies: @Anon
  89. Anon[247] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    That was infamous in the decades of the feminist era, but it wasn’t and never has been limited to small minded feminists.
    There were/are plenty of assholes of either sex whom, given a little bit of power and a bad attitude would like to fuck up your plans at any opportunity. Sorry.

  90. Miro23 says:
    @Sarah

    It’s like a billionaire stealing the what little is left of a homeless person.

    Good comparison

    Regardless of morality (long gone) – it’s actually a mistake. It’s society collapsing while the billionaire elite still rely for their personal security on functioning civil society. No civil society – no security. It looks like an Afghanistan style exit from the United states.

    • Thanks: Sarah
  91. @Priss Factor

    It’s like a billionaire stealing the what little is left of a homeless person.

    Look at the subprime mortgage crisis. Look at the savings and loans crisis. Look at the Cash Advance industry. The Pawn Shop and Payday loan industries. Look at the Opiod Manufacturers. Look at the roster of people in said industries.

    Extremely rich people are profiting to the tune of Billions from poor and destitute caucasians. Steve Sailer calls it the White Death, which the corporate media won’t report on.

  92. “Syrians often remarked to me that before the war their country was almost a paradise. Women were equal or outnumbering men in the universities and present in leadership roles in nearly all aspects of society.”

    Mass emasculation is not paradise. It is social rot. The West is saturated with this war on men. It is one reason why so many males have morphed into trannies and homosexuals.

    The author of the article is a female, and evidently hates men.

    As for Bashar al-Assad, the West had high hopes for him when he became president in 2000. Assad seemed willing to impose neoliberal “reforms” on Syria that would have reduced the country to another Lebanon. However Assad would not grovel to Israel, like governments of Egypt and Jordan do, nor break off relations with Russia. These and other details angered the Judeo-Empire.

    By 2011 with the U.S.-backed “Arab Spring,” NATO destroyed Libya and began a proxy war on Syria, which failed to remove Assad.

  93. saba says:

    American people must get involved before loosing everyone in the world. No one supports your zionist regime until this mafia is totally out of power. Russia must do its job fast and the majority of the people in the world will support Russian effort to destroy the evil, although they reserve the right to point out their mistakes.

    The Biden regime like Trump regime has gone too far in carrying stupid policy to punish Iran because it is good for the Jewish mafia. You are digging your own graves and no one will shed tears for your demise.
    Please read the following and try not to laugh hard at the stupidity of American belligerence towards Iranians, because US vicious plan for hegemony has failed.

    [Iranian traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani , who was recently refused entry to the US for a sold-out performance, says his lawyers believe he may have been barred due to his mandatory military service in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in 1990.
    In a video released on his Instagram page on Friday, Ghorbani offered a brief explanation about reports of the famed singer being detained and interrogated before boarding a flight to the US at the Toronto Airport, and eventually denied entry to the US, despite holding a relevant visa.]

  94. Druid55 says:
    @RIchebourg

    Absolutely right. The evil satanists started it all off with 911 and the stupid sheep fell for it. It was so obvious to me right at the beginning. Even today when i try to talk about it the bleating is disappointing

  95. @SolontoCroesus

    The destruction of Syria was HER project.
    I recall hearing her declaim — back in 2011 or 2012 — that “soon the middle class businessmen will turn against Assad.”

    The fiasco in Benghazi that resulted in the death of an American ambassador was HILLARY CLINTON’S doing — part of a gun-smuggling operation,

    • Thanks: Sarah
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  96. @SolontoCroesus

    The teen-aged Hillary Rodham was described as a conniving bitch by a friend who knew her then. So I guess it’s congenital.

  97. @White Nation

    I found this on the Hal Turner website:

    The Israeli parasite colonizing and controlling western nations does it by controlling our thoughts and keeping us from discussing them.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/141031-zombies-parasites-animals-science-halloween

    Zombies may still be a thing of fiction, but some parasites more or less turn their hosts into the walking dead.

    These masters of mind control manipulate their hosts from within, causing them to act in self-destructive ways that ultimately benefit the parasite.

    Amerika is a Zionist controlled colony being mind controlled by Jews and is self destructive destroying itself. At the heart of this mind infection is the Holy Bible, a tribal Jewish war making book that Christians believe as the “word of God”.

    • LOL: Sarah
  98. @Haxo Angmark

    The German BND intelligence agency told Merkel in 2012 that the ‘Free Syrian Army’ was ‘al-Qaeda’. But they knew even earlier, as did any honest observer.

  99. @Yukon Jack

    If this is not a fake, it is hardly surprising. All States and many private organisations do this, and the Zionazi hasbarists are easily identified.

  100. @Carlton Meyer

    Destroying countries and killing men, women and children has been the USA’s major pre-occupation and pleasure since 1776. Destroying Syria is just another destination and example of really existing Western Moral Values for Murder Universal, but, by the look of things, one of the last.

    • Replies: @JR Foley
  101. FKA Max says: • Website
    @DNA999

    Ukes are not in same league as the Lebs. Yellow became ‘all that’ simply to prop up your assertion revealing where your alleeg is, then? Yella has historically been the coward’s tint, dude.

    Over 60% of Lebanon’s wheat imports used to come from Ukraine. Is that what you mean by “Ukes are not in same league as the Lebs”!?

    “A common explanation of “blue sky above yellow field of wheat” was invented around that time, as Ukraine is considered Europe’s breadbasket”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ukraine#Yellow-blue_vs_blue-yellow

    Putin’s invasion is affecting the “Lebs” almost as much as the “Ukes”and could trigger another “Arab Spring.” He is treading on both courageous peoples, and it has already backfired and blown up in his face, but things could get much worse.

    “The loaf of the poor”: how the war in Ukraine is sparking food price fears in Lebanon | DW News
    Mar 20, 2022

    • Replies: @Blissex
  102. Anonymous[884] • Disclaimer says:
    @Yukon Jack

    At the heart of this mind infection is the Holy Bible, a tribal Jewish war making book that Christians believe as the “word of God”.

    Neat! That means the West is not responsible for any of its actions since the Roman Empire became officially Christian!!!! No more guilt of over Black slaves, Indigenous Americans c.a. 1500, the Buffalo extinction, bombing Iraq and Afghanistan, not saving enough Jews during WW II, combat use of nuclear weapons, luring Asians into the US so they could be assaulted by Blacks, even “environmental sins” and opressing the TRANS lobby none of that. We’re free! We’ve been mind controlled by Jews!!!! Hurray, once again our sins have been lifted from us.

    From now on, every time the left brings up one of these things, I’ll simply refer them to the over-race, those who exercise absolute control, those responsible: the Jews!!!!

    • Agree: Yukon Jack
    • LOL: Sarah
    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  103. @RobinG

    Zekensky the Jew – his Russian/Slavic surname would translate something like “greenie” or “green man”. So is he part of some green agenda great reset even in name? Trying to muster support from Slavic greenies by name association? Strange.

  104. Blissex says:
    @satya

    «basically trashed the Geneva Convention in western warfare»

    International treaties are only enforceable against the losers, they cannot be enforced against the winners.

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/History_of_the_Peloponnesian_War/Book_5
    “we shall not trouble you with specious pretences — either of how we have a right to our empire because we overthrew the Mede, or are now attacking you because of wrong that you have done us — and make a long speech which would not be believed; and in return we hope that you, instead of thinking to influence us by saying that you did not join the Lacedaemonians, although their colonists, or that you have done us no wrong, will aim at what is feasible, holding in view the real sentiments of us both; since you know as well as we do that right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”

  105. Blissex says:
    @FKA Max

    «“A common explanation of “blue sky above yellow field of wheat” was invented around that time, as Ukraine is considered Europe’s breadbasket” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ukraine#Yellow-blue_vs_blue-yellow»

    Blue and yellow are the heraldic color of the ruthenian (southern Poland, western Belarus and Ukraine)) kingdom’s flag, and they seem meant to signifiy the ruthenian claim to won the eastern and southern parts too:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ukraine#History

  106. @Anonymous

    If you have a religion (like Christianity) which offers free forgiveness of sins then you will have sins in abundance. Many fundies believe that the only way into heaven is by belief in Christ. You can be the most decent loving caring generous person but you are going straight to hell unless you are a Christian. IOW deeds do not matter, only belief matters.

    The way this widespread belief plays out politically is that a Christian can do demonic things and still get into heaven, because acts do not matter, only belief matters. The most celebrated Amerikan sniper went to Iraq and shot many Iraqi in the head and believed he was being a good god fearing Christian.

    Sniper Chris Kyle murdered Iraqis for God and State – and still believes he gets into heaven

    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  107. Anonymous[884] • Disclaimer says:

    “It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown, but only 1 to pull a trigger”.
    old saying within the military.

    If you have a religion (like Christianity) which offers free forgiveness of sins then you will have sins in abundance. Many fundies believe that the only way into heaven is by belief in Christ.

    Interesting idea, but a bit deceptive.

    If you believe in Christ, then you believe what the Old Testament has to say about the bad things that happen to evildoers after death. You would believe that doing wicked things is not consistent with belief in Christ, and you would not do them.

    Ah, you might say, but killing people is inherently wicked. Well, no. Under some circumstances, and even in civil life (protecting another person from a felon committing a felony that threatens life) it is not wicked at all, either under law or judging from the life of Christ (referring to Christ’s use of force and a whip in protecting people from money changers in the Temple).

    Generally speaking, the actions of a soldier in line of duty are not considered wicked. If they were, than every soldier on both sides of a war (or the Russian/Ukraine affair) would be treated after death as the Old Testament says the wicked should be treated. Among other things, it would have been impossible to resist the Islamic invasion of Eastern Europe had such beliefs prevailed.

    Further, there is free will and repentance. Presumably, God can properly judge sincere repentance, and if the formerly wicked person actually repents, and is no longer wicked, what is the point of treating that person as the wicked are treated? Certainly not as an example to others, as none observe what God does after a human’s death.

    And as for those planning to act wickedly and then repent just before death? Well, that’s a bit hard to do. The Christian Middle Ages had a doctrine that was at least a good metaphor: As soon as a person plans to act wickedly and then repent just before death, that person immediately falls through the floor into Hell and is replaced by a demon with identical appearance and mannerisms. Metaphorically, that’s just about what happens; the same person may persist in some sense, but now acts like a demon, like a thoroughly wicked being that is a minion of Satan.

    Christians are well advised to not be wicked, and that is generally how Christianity has historically worked out, at least within Christian societies. The leading counterexample the Left likes to put forth is “imperialism”, something that left the Third World a lot better off (from the stand point of population numbers) than it had been before the European empires’ imposition.

  108. SafeNow says:
    @Anonymous

    Thanks for adiabatic. I just read about it. It is quite interesting in the realm of physics-thermodynamics, but it occurred to me it would make a great metaphor; applying it to some phenomenon in behavior or politics. I can’t think of a metsphorical usage right now…except that it might make a good Unz handle for now. Best regards.

  109. @Justvisiting

    Also I wouldn’t believe a word out the liar ass viruganda NATO nor the US cia media

  110. JR Foley says:
    @beavertales

    Polish Border—The Phalanx will soon be ready to depart 20 by 20 marching straight to Moscow and nothing can / will stop them —marching to the Kremlin arm in arm –Azov Bionic Marchers arm in arm and they will indeed arrive in Moscow –and break rank —form a circle singing Hava Nagila and Putin will indeed resign. Bionic super talents sporting white helmets and one is engaged to Nikki — and another was a heart throb to Madeleine Saint Albright !!

  111. JR Foley says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    Even before 1776 —there were supposedly 5 million Natives in USA territory and all but 250k bit the dust ——Westward Expansion and even the Pilgrim Thanksgiving was thanking God for killing savages.

  112. JR Foley says:

    The ministry further noted that the images of the bodies on the streets emerged four days after the Russian troops left the city and immediately after the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and the Ukrainian media arrived at the scene. The bodies which have been videoed and photographed show no signs of rigor mortis or lividity, and the blood on the wounds is fresh.

  113. @MLK

    It’s amazing to me how people forget Barry the Kenyan’s main contribution to his people.
    Thanks to his Secretary of State, Africa saw the re-emergence of open slave-auctions in Tripoli,

  114. Lurch685 says:

    With all due respect, the Syrian war was not the first fully engulfed in social media. That goes all the way back to 2008 when Israel launched operation cast lead. That was the first “war” to be live-streamed, and yet the Israelis have never paid even an iota of cost for their brutality and savagery.

  115. @Kurt Knispel

    How many times can you use the word Jew in a sentence, paragraph or essay. Dude you win? I am not a fan of Janice Kortkamp or her politics, but you are so offensive on so many levels. Hey Kurtie Knishe you sound like an Arab with a small winnie who badly wants to fuck a Jew women, then beat her up.

    You get the idea what a sick dude you are?

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @Kurt Knispel
  116. @Fran Taubman

    Leaving your typically creepy projection of your sex fantasies aside…

    I’ll ask you again — what is the harshest criticism of Jews, Israel, or Zionism that you would accept without calling it “Jew hatred”?

    {{Crickets}}
    🙂

  117. @Yukon Jack

    Christians also tend to believe that the divine is an accountancy; “God” as a bookkeeper registering good and bad and doing the sums for me. Meaning, if I am overall in the plus, I am home and hosed. “Saved” – I have saved enough. (The saver and the Jew gives me interest, his interests).
    (Naturally I (and others) harvest what I sow.
    If I sow wheat and also let sorrel seed I will harvest both and not just less wheat)

    (If my woman is politicking she wont have the right time to be looking after our family).

  118. @Fran Taubman

    “Fucking a Jew women”
    What is “a Jew women”? Or did you mean a few women?
    Do you mean a Jewish woman?
    Well, if you can show me a Jewish woman I will tell you…

    Jewish and woman are contradictions per se.

  119. Man differs from woman; equality is unnatural and insane.
    Women in politics is as sick as poofters in power (e.g. Obimbo, Mackerel…)
    “Equality” was and is the Jew’s weapon to enslave and destroy mankind.
    With “égalité” he enslaved France.
    With the same for man as for woman and vice versa he creates confusions (conned fusions) like these:
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/aqMT4JBUV7M

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