Tuesday, 27 June 2017
This is one of those days when I cannot keep up with the headlines. At least one branch of the US government is determined to wage war agaisnt Syria and break it up.
From the Voice of Empire.
US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack
27 June, 2017
The US says it has identified "potential preparations" for another chemical attack in Syria, and issued a stark warning to the Syrian government.
The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April.
Dozens died in that attack and prompted President Donald Trump to order a strike against a Syrian air base.
The US statement warned President Bashar al-Assad of "a heavy price" if another strike occurred.
It said "another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime" was likely to result "in the mass murder of civilians".
The statement added: "As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If, however, Mr Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."
Why is there a war in Syria?
President Assad has denied his forces were behind the suspected nerve gas attack in the rebel-held north-western town of Khan Sheikhoun in April.
Dozens of civilians, including many children, died.
In response, US Navy ships in the Mediterranean fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield, in western Homs province, which it said was used to store chemical weapons.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7, 2017 in the Mediterranean SeaImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES/US NAVY
The US launched a cruise missile attack against a Syrian air base in April
The latest development comes amid increasing tension in the region between the US and President Assad's ally, Russia.
The Kremlin recently warned the US-led coalition that it would view its aircraft as targets after the US shot down a Syrian military plane.
Syria's six-year civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and created more than five million refugees.
Militant Islamist groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) have used the conflict to seize swathes of and.
Warplanes from a US-led coalition are supporting an alliance of Arab and Kurdish militias as they carry out an assault on the group's stronghold of Raqqa.
And from Arab media
BREAKING: US military threatens to bomb the Syrian Army again
26 July, 2017
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:50 A.M.) – Not long ago, the US military issued a brief statement in which it threatened to bomb the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) again if it were to carry out a chemical attack. Remarkably, the US declined to specify where such an attack might happen or was being prepared. Full statement on the matter:
Chris Tomson | AMN
With tensions on the rise between Washington and Damascus, the US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said: “Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia and Iran who support him killing his own people.”
It is not yet known if the statement represents a false flag pretext to attack the SAA or whether US intelligence agencies have information backing up an alleged chemical attack in the making.
On April 4, Donald Trump ordered the infamous strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by the Syrian government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denied it carried out the attack.
Earlier this month, the SAA cut off a US garrison in southern Syria from its frontline with ISIS, thereby rendering American presence in the border region obsolete in terms of defeating the Islamic State.
Now read this from the National Interest
A great bit of grassroots activism.
The truth however (and my partner was at court today) is that the government is about doing nothing and Paris is purely about the "new economy" (vs the "old economy). It is about keeping the economy going at all costs (introducing "alternative" energies - oil derivatives - while digging everything out of the ground while the planet burns.
Everyone is lying about the situation, including the Greens. Perhaps, above all, the Greens.
I remember being "persuaded" by a Green researcher who told me with a straight face that the message needs to be 80% "positive" - otherwise the plebs won't vote for them. In other words, they need to LIE
That was the end of my 20-year membership of the Green Party.
Student takes govt to court on NZ climate targets
27 June, 2017
Large-scale population displacement, and food and water shortages, will result if efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are unsuccessful, a lawyer for a Hamilton student has told the High Court.
When this is the reponse of government you know immediately that this case is going precisely NOWHERE
The government recognises the need for every country to act to stabilise greenhouse gases and prevent the consequences of climate change, crown lawyers have told the High Court in Wellington.
Parliament's summer holiday could be extended 'to stop MPs plotting coup against Theresa May'
Disgruntled MPs 'less likely to oust Prime Minister during recess'
26 June, 2017
MPs could have their summer holiday extended to three months under reported Conservative plans to stifle rebellion against Theresa May.
Parliament would rise sooner than the planned date of 20 July, while the September sitting would be scrapped, resulting in a summer break of as long as 12 weeks, according to the proposals.
The longer holiday was designed to reduce opportunities for disgruntled Tories to plot to oust their leader, The Sunday Times reported.
September sitting was introduced as a permanent feature in the Parliamentary calendar after complaints MPs spent too much time away.
But now the measure could be axed, risking a public backlash.
The longer holiday would ease protests from Conservative MPs, who had been told to spend more time in Westminster after the party lost its majority in the House of Commons.
Parliamentary arithmetic means the Tories are expected to rely on the 10 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs to vote legislation through.
DUP leader Arlene Foster told The Belfast Telegraph on Monday her party was close to striking a historic "confidence and supply" deal with the Conservatives.
The Tories are seeking to finalise the agreement ahead of a crucial vote on the Queen's Speech on Wednesday.
Leaders from across the home nations say agreement could endanger peace in Northern Ireland
10,000 Police Officers: £0.6 billion
A deal with DUP: £1Billion
Clinging onto power: Priceless
GEORGE GALLOWAY: Northern Ireland party like Ku Klux Klan
The DUP are officially helping to prop up Theresa May in exchange for over a billion Pounds.
26 June, 2017
Veteran anti-war campaign and long time British Member of Parliament George Galloway has slammed the fledgling British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the Northern Irish Protestant faction DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) which will see the UK government pour over £ 1 billion into Northern Ireland in exchange for the DUP propping up May’s Parliamentary minority.
Many have criticised the deal including the Irish government. Many in Britain and Ireland believe the deal violates the Good Friday Agreement for peace in the troubled province of Northern Ireland which stipulates that the British government must remain neutral in its relationship with Northern Irish factions.
Galloway described the sectarian DUP as a “milder version of the Ku Klux Klan”, the notorious racist organisation from the United States that came to prominence after the American Civil War.
Now watch George Galloway tear the DUP apart on RT America’s exclusive report on the crisis in the UK.
'Sinn Fein will resolutely oppose any attempt to give preferential treatment to British forces'
PHILIPPINES: Washington is not Amused, Another CIA/ISIS Joint Destabilization Campaign Underway
26 June, 2017
Gerald Celente - Iran, Oil or Tech Could Sink the Economy
Trends forecaster Gerald Celente thinks the economy is so weak that it must be propped up by massive fraud, and that means any black swan can sink this economic scam overnight. Celente contends, “It’s over, it’s over and that’s why gold is the ultimate safe haven to me.”
What specifically is Celente watching to tip him off trouble is coming? Celente says we are watching Iran and any confrontation with Iran . . . and we are watching tech stocks and the possibility of a sell-off and also the price of oil. . . . There is too much supply and not enough demand--end of story.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with trends researcher Gerald Celente, Publisher of The Trends Journal.