Monday, September 30, 2019

ISIS chemical weapons attacks such as those in Iraq in 2017 kept quiet by media since it wrecks anti-Assad narrative, plus ISIS is backed by US and its “allies” Saudi Arabia and Qatar


4/16/2017, “General: 2nd gas attack on Iraq troops in as many days,“ AP, Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Baghdad 

“The spokesman for the Joint Operation Command in Iraq says the Islamic State group has attacked government troops with some type of gas in western Mosul — the second such attack in as many days. 

Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool tells The Associated Press that six soldiers suffered breathing problems from the attack on Sunday and were treated in a nearby field clinic. 

An investigation was launched to determine what type of gas was used. 

The attack comes a day after an Iraqi military officer said ISIS militants launched a gas attack in the al-Abar neighborhood in western Mosul. 

Two army officers say masks and other equipment have been distributed to the forces in case of future gas attacks. They spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to speak to media.”


Added: Per John Kerry, Sept/Oct 2016, US hoped ISIS would take down Assad, watched as they threatened Damascus. But then Russia came to Syria’s aid, so ISIS didn’t force Assad out: 

John Kerry at :26: “The reason Russia came in is because ISIL was getting stronger, Daesh was threatening the possibility of going to Damascus and so forth. And that’s why Russia went in. Because they didn’t want a Daesh government and they supported Assad. 

“And we know that this was growing. We were watching. We saw that Daesh was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened. We thought, however, we could probably manage, that Assad would then negotiate. Instead of negotiating, he got Putin to support him.””


US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar fund ISIS per Mrs. Clinton email, August 17, 2014: “Governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to Isis and other radical groups in the region.”

Additional source for ISIS using chemical weapons: ISIS uses chemicals against civilians as well as military: “ISIS militants have also used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi civilians in the city of Mosul.” 

4/16/2017, “Mosul’s strategic old city under full siege,”, Iran, Shia news 

ISIS Launches Chlorine Gas Attack in Western Mosul” 

“ISIS terrorist group launched a chemical attack in a recently-liberated area in Western part of Mosul in Nineveh province, severely wounding several Iraqi soldiers. 

Security sources disclosed that missiles loaded with chlorine were fired at al-Abar neighborhood, injuring at least seven troops. 

The ISIS militants have also used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi civilians in the city of Mosul, since the army troops started the special operation to recapture terrorist group’s de facto capital…. 

The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIS militants continued on Sunday, as local reports quoted a top Iraqi commander as saying that Western Mosul’s Old City district, a strategic ISIS bastion, has come under a full siege by Iraqi government forces.”..

Added: Media uninterested in chemical attacks by ISIS, wrecks anti-Assad narrative: 

4/17/2017, “A chemical attack that occurred…that the mainstream media will sparsely report. Why? Because this attack was a confirmed chemical weapons attack conducted by ISIS. And, for those still not in the know…ISIS is backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey…and the USA. It’s all part of the “Assad must go” first strategy…so any chemical weapons press that ISIS incurs, destroys the “Assad has chemical weapons” narrative that has been carelessly crafted over the years. Fact remains that ISIS possesses, and freely uses, chemical weapons. On Sunday at least six Iraqi soldiers suffered inhalation problems following a chemical attack launched by ISIS. The chemical attack took place in a recently-liberated area of Mosul. This is the second chemical weapons strike from ISIS in just two days, as the jihadist forces try to push back Iraqi government forces’ advance in Mosul.”…"ISIS Launches Second Mosul Chemical Weapons Attack In Two Days,” Mint Press News, Alex Christoforou


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Ann Coulter informs Amanda Carpenter that 2016 GOP primary Trump voters 3 years later still absolutely would've voted for Trump over the “Republican” open borders candidates who ran against him…(Amanda, “honestly,” we’ll welcome you back to planet Earth should you ever decide to return)

Ann Coulter replies to a smooth, completely out of touch CNN parasite named Amanda Carpenter who asks 2016 Republican primary voters to dig deep and answer her “honest” question. She wants to know in 2019 if they still would’ve voted for Trump over the open borders “Republicans” that ran against him in the primaries:An honest question I have for 2016 GOP primary voters. If you knew everything about Trump that you know now, would you still have supported him for president in 2016?”

Above, 9/28/19, Ann Coulter twitter 

Following are first 12 of a long list of replies agreeing with Ann Coulter, ie, “Yes.” More follow at site.

See more at site. Response #13 was from an employee of the open borders warmonger publication, The Atlantic, which everyone is free to read. If you work at The Atlantic you have on your side: all the money in the world, the entire political class (both parties), the entire education system, the entire movie industry, the entire corporate world, the entire media world, every billionaire in the world, every global elite in the world, to name a few. Republican voters have no one, no political party, nothing. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. If you work at the Atlantic you’re part of the permanent ruling class, the military/intel/media monarchy which is great for you, congratulations, but I have nothing in common with you.


Enrapturing a crowd with a lie that he had first hand knowledge of alleged Putin aggressive plans to add countries to “Greater Russia” resulted in Dutch Foreign Minister being forced to resign in 2018-Reuters, AP, Feb. 2018

Zijlstra lied when he claimed he “clearly” heard Putin say in 2006 that he wanted to add a few neighboring countries to “Greater Russia.” ...""I see no other option today than to hand in my resignation to his majesty the King," a tearful Zijlstra told MPs."

2/12/2018, Dutch foreign minister admits lying about Putin comments,” Reuters, Bart H. Meijer, Amsterdam 

“Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra admitted on Monday he had lied about hearing Russian President Vladimir Putin make comments about plans for a “greater Russia”, unleashing a storm of criticism. 

“I told an untruth, it was unacceptable,” he told reporters…. 

While election campaigning two years ago [2016], Zijlstra said that in 2006 he had been at Putin’s dacha when he heard the Kremlin leader speak of plans for a “greater Russia” which would include some of Russia’s neighbors. 

…I could clearly hear Putin’s answer [in 2006] to the question about what he considered greater Russia,” Zijlstra told a gathering in 2016 of his People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, which heads the new Dutch government. 

“He said this included Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic states, and, well, Kazakhstan would be ‘nice to have’,” he [Zijlstra] said in his speech, which was recorded on video. 

But on Monday he acknowledged he had never been at the meeting with Putin and had heard of the [alleged] comments secondhand [by an unnamed person]. 

“I wasn’t present at the meeting in President Putin’s dacha,” the minister said in statement on Monday. 

“The discussion [allegedly] did take place and someone [not named] who was there told me what President Putin [allegedly] said about greater Russia” [Zijlstra said]… 

His admission led opposition parties to demand his resignation, but the governing parties stood by him. 

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Zijlstra had a made a “big mistake”, but remained a credible member of the government. 

In a scathing editorial, the prominent daily business newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad called on the minister to step down. 

“Staying on would undermine the credibility of the Cabinet. Not only in criticizing Russia, but also in the campaign against fake news,” it wrote.”…

Added: From AP article on this story: 

Based on repetition of the Dutch Minister’s slanderous lie about Putin, how many extra millions of US taxpayer dollars were diverted to the weapons industry that could’ve been spent on education or health care? Certainly millions of innocent Russian citizens weren’t helped by this hateful lie. The #1 target of all warmonger lies about Putin such as the Dutch Foreign Minister’s is of course US taxpayers without whom the Endless War Industry couldn’t exist. 

2/13/2018, Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting, AFP, 

New Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned Tuesday [Feb. 2018], after admitting he had lied about his presence at a [2006] meeting…with Russian President Vladimir Putin…in Putin’s dacha which included Jeroen van der Veer, Shell’s former chief executive…..Zijlstra had claimed…Putin “wants to go back to a ‘Greater Russia and…that it included Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic States."…  

“I have spoken about an incident of great importance, saying I was there in person, while that was not the case,” Zijlstra told MPs on Tuesday…. 

A former Shell contractor, Zijlstra had told members of his Liberal VVD party in 2016 that during the meeting Putin allegedly spoke about his definition of a “Greater Russia.”

 Zijlstra’s appointment in October [2017] as foreign minister had raised eyebrows because of his perceived lack of diplomatic credentials. 

But the Volkskrant [Dutch] newspaper said “his spin doctors” had used the story of the Putin meeting “to ward off criticism about his lack of foreign experience”…. 

“In the Netherlands, Russia is being blamed for disseminating disinformation. Dutch officials are constantly making such unfounded statements, it [the Russian Embassy] said in a statement. 

Trying to attribute to Russia “great-power ambitions and the desire to recreate ‘the Soviet Empire‘ do not hold up,” the embassy added, saying such claims were “conceived in someone’s inflamed imagination.”… 

As he left the chamber he [Zijlstra] was given a hug by [PM Mark] Rutte, who then came under fire from other MPs about how long he had known about his minister’s deception."…

Added: Dutch government funded terrorists: Dutch government secretly funded 22 Islamic terrorist groups in Syria from 2015-2018, including Jabbat al-Shamiya, described by prosecutors as salafist jihadists, a ‘criminal organisation of terrorist intent’. This funding was allegedly not known to members of parliament: 

9/11/2018, Dutch funded ‘jihadist’ group in Syria, terror trial may now falter," 

“The Dutch government has been supporting an armed [Islamic terrorist] group in Syria which has been branded a terrorist organisation by the public prosecution department, current affairs show Nieuwsuur reported on Monday night. 

The Netherlands provided uniforms and pick-up trucks to the group known as Jabbat al-Shamiya in 2017, the programme said. Next week, a Dutch jihadi faces court for being a member of the same group. The equipment was sent to the group as part of a secret programme providing ‘non-lethal’ assistance to 22 [Islamic terrorist] rebel groups in Syria from 2015 to the beginning of this year [2018]. 

According to the public prosecutor Jabbat al-Shamiya is ‘salafist and jihadistic’, ‘strives for the setting up of the caliphate’ and can be qualified as nothing else but a ‘criminal organisation of terrorist intent’. The fact that the government has supported the organisation in the past could upset the court case, according to legal experts. 

‘A court could easily say that it would not convict someone for doing something which had been facilitated by the state,’ Geert-Jan Knops told broadcaster NOS. Michiel Pestman, who represents the man facing trial in three weeks, told NOS the Nieuwsuur claims undermine the public prosecution’s case. 

The Netherlands has admitted funding Syrian [Islamic terrorist] rebel groups but has always maintained they were moderate. [In the US, so-called “moderate” terrorists include child beheaders.] However, this weekend foreign minister Stef Blok and trade minister Sigrid Kaag sent a briefing to MPs explaining that the Netherlands has stopped funding the Syrian [Islamic terrorists] opposition in the [so-called] civil war [funded by foreigners] against president Assad. The chance that [foreign-backed terrorist] rebel forces will be able to win the [so-called] civil war is, the ministers say, now ‘extremely limited’. 

Dutch support for the [Islamic terrorist] rebels has ‘not had the desired effects’, the ministers said. The Netherlands had set aside €70m [US $76.5 million] to fund the [Islamic terrorist] opposition. Nieuwsuur says the letter was sent to MPs after it had confronted them with its findings. ‘These findings strengthen our conviction that the decision to stop the funding was the correct one,’ the foreign ministry said in a statement. 

MPs said they were shocked by the Nieuwsuur broadcast and have called on ministers to explain how this could happen. Much of the information has been declared secret but MPs still want ministers to explain to parliament what has been done. ‘What appears to have happened is exactly what we were afraid of,’ said Christen Unie leader Gert-Jan Seegers. In 2015, the CU attempted to have the financial support to Syrian [terrorist] rebel groups stopped but failed to get sufficient support. Nieuwsuur later published more allegations, claiming that other groups funded by the Netherlands committed human rights violations and war crimes. The broadcaster said it bases its claims on interviews with some 100 ‘rebel leaders’ and people involved with the programme.”


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Man traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set 13 wildfires during official wildfire emergency. Blazes required dozens of firefighters, aircraft, bulldozers to finally subdue. Man caught at the airport as he was about to fly home-AP

“Although the blazes caused no injuries or structural damage, they took dozens of firefighters using aircraft, bulldozers and other equipment hours to extinguish. One blaze, near the Calaveras Reservoir, blackened less than a quarter of a square mile. 

9/27/19, Man Accused of Traveling From Missouri to Spark Bay Area Fires Charged With 15 Arson Counts,” AP 

A man who authorities say traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set more than a dozen wildfires by tossing flaming pieces of paper out of his rental car’s window has been charged with 15 counts of arson. 

Freddie Owen Graham of Lone Jack, Missouri, was jailed Thursday on $500,000 bail.

Freddie Owen Graham is seen in a booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office. (Credit: KPIX via CNN)

[Image] “Freddie Owen Graham is seen in a booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office. (Credit: KPIX via CNN)” 

He was arrested Monday as he tried to return his rental car to a San Jose Airport. 

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Graham, 68, declined through his public defender to discuss the case. 

Authorities say he set 13 fires on Friday and Saturday. 

Although the blazes caused no injuries or structural damage, they took dozens of firefighters using aircraft, bulldozers and other equipment hours to extinguish. One blaze, near the Calaveras Reservoir, blackened less than a quarter of a square mile. 

Prosecutors say Graham drove through a foothill area northeast of San Jose, throwing flaming paper out of his car as he went. 

“The fires were set with a lighter, setting paper on fire and throwing it out the window of the car,” said Bud Porter, Santa Clara County’s supervising deputy district attorney. 

Graham was caught at the airport after someone saw him, wrote down his car’s license-plate number and notified firefighters. 

“But for that good Samaritan coming forward with the license plate, this crime probably would never have been solved,” Porter said. 

Graham, who traveled to California from the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Lone Jack, has no obvious connection to California, and authorities couldn’t say what might have motivated him to start the fires. 

He was charged with 13 felony counts of arson of brushland and two of committing arson during a state of emergency. The later charges relate to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration last March that wildfire threats facing California this year have reached emergency proportions. 

If convicted of all counts he faces up to 22 years in prison.”
*Accused Arsonist Flew From Missouri to Spark Fires in Bay Area: Prosecutors 
*Arson Suspect Arrested in Chinatown Blazes That Damaged 2 Buildings, 5 Vehicles 
*2 People Suffer Burns After Woman Intentionally Sets Tent on Fire at South L.A. Encampment: LAF

Mathematically it will be very easy to impeach Trump. A vote to pass a single article renders him impeached. If the Senate agrees, Trump can’t run in 2020-sundance…(This isn’t an “impeachment fight,” no one is arguing about anything. It’s just adding up votes)

Once [House Speaker] Pelosi achieves a vote of passage on any single article President Trump is considered impeached….The same people who will stand jaw-agape as this House Impeachment process is happening are the same people who denied it was likely when CTH originally showed the rule changes, road-map, and impeachment schedule in January.”

 9/28/19, “Pelosi’s House Rule Changes are Key Part of “Articles of Impeachment”, Being Drafted Over Next Two Weeks,” sundance 

“Back in December 2018 CTH noted the significant House rule changes constructed by Nancy Pelosi for the 116th congress seemed specifically geared toward impeachment. {Go Deep} With the House going into a scheduled calendar recess, those rules are now being used to subvert historic processes and construct the articles of impeachment. 

A formal vote to initiate an “impeachment inquiry” is not technically required; however, there has always been a full house vote until now. The reason not to have a House vote is simple: if the formal process was followed the minority (republicans) would have enforceable rights within it. Without a vote to initiate, the articles of impeachment can be drawn up without any participation by the minority; and without any input from the executive. This was always the plan that was visible in Pelosi’s changed House rules. 

Keep in mind Speaker Pelosi selected former insider DOJ official Douglas Letter to be the Chief Legal Counsel for the House. That becomes important when we get to the part about the official full house impeachment vote. The Lawfare group and DNC far-left activists were ecstatic at the selection. Doug Letter was a deep political operative within the institution of the DOJ who worked diligently to promote the weaponized political values of former democrat administrations. 

Speaker Pelosi has authorized the House committees to work together under the umbrella of an “official impeachment inquiry.” The House Intelligence (Schiff) and Judiciary Committees (Nadler) are currently working together leading this process. 

From recent events we can see the framework of Schiff compiling Trump-Ukraine articles and Nadler compiling Trump-Russia articles. Trump-Ukraine via Schiff will likely focus on a corruption angle; Trump-Russia via Nadler will likely focus on an obstruction angle. 

How many articles of impeachment are finally assembled is unknown, but it is possible to see the background construct as described above. Unlike historic examples of committee impeachment assembly, and in combination with the lack of an initiation vote, Pelosi’s earlier House Rule changes now appear intentionally designed to block republicans during the article assembly process. The minority will have no voice. This is quite a design.

(Pelosi rule permitting depositions without minority notification) 

Once the articles are drawn up, Schiff and Nadler will vote to approve them out of committee. Democrats control the majority so the articles will easily pass out of committee. Then the articles must come before a full house vote. The current two-week recess is the period where Pelosi has instructed her team to return to their districts and sell the reasoning and purpose for the upcoming vote. Speaker Pelosi will hold that vote. 

It is more than likely the vote will pass through the House on party lines. Once Pelosi achieves a vote of passage on any single article President Trump is considered impeached. 

Back to this two-week break. While the technical reason for the recess is to celebrate the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah, it is now obvious the sequence of events has been constructed specifically toward these impeachment efforts. 

There are 31 House districts currently held by Democrats which President Trump won in 2016; Pelosi is giving those members an opportunity to make their impeachment case to their constituents now, but failure to support the effort is likely not optional for all except a few of the most tenuously vulnerable. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn will assemble enough votes for impeachment. 

While those house members are explaining to their constituents, back in DC the committee work on the articles will collate.  On Friday afternoon, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, issued a subpoena demanding a slew of Ukraine-related documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by Oct. 4th. The committees also scheduled depositions with five State Department officials between Oct. 2 and Oct. 10. 

Notice that with the rule changes the minority will not be participating in these depositions. The republicans will likely have no idea what is happening therein. 

As Chad Pergram notes: 

“The subpoenas are part of a two-pronged strategy by Democrats. Get the information to help tailor the articles of impeachment, or convert a refusal to comply into an impeachment article itself.” (more) 

Chairman Nadler (Judiciary) almost certainly already has his Obstruction articles assembled using prior testimony, depositions and relying heavily on the Mueller report. 

However, Chairmen Schiff, Cummings and Engel will be more urgently assembling the Corruption articles based on the purposefully constructed Trump-Ukraine whistleblower leak and subsequent document production. Hence, the depositions during the break. 

The Democrats are going to act fast.  Remember, by design Speaker Pelosi has this set up so that Republicans don’t even participate in the impeachment process. There are no republicans participating in the assembly of the articles of impeachment.  Stunningly, and as an outcome of those earlier rule changes, there is no minority voice in this process. 

When the 116th congress returns from their break on October 15th, 2019, the Articles of Impeachment will have already been assembled: [House Calendar Link] 

Speaker Pelosi has to give the media some reference point to say the republicans were included in the process, so she will likely have mid to late October destined for the committee chairs to have committee debate on their pre-assembled articles. This will give the impression of minority participation, but it will be for optics only. 

Democrats are keen optical strategists and narrative engineers; and as you know they coordinate all endeavors with their media allies. The narrative assembly and usefulness by media to drive a tactical national political message will hit heavily in this mid/late October time-frame. This will allow the executive suites (media) to capture/stir-up maximum public interest and make the most money therein. 

There will likely be more articles other than just “obstruction of justice” (Muh Rusia) and “corruption of office” (Muh Ukraine), but those two are easily visible.  Emoluments may also play a role. 

The articles of impeachment will then be voted out of each committee; and after a significant dramatic pause for maximum political value, Speaker Pelosi will present days of House debate on them. 

The media will construct television sets to broadcast the house impeachment debates, and the Democrat candidates will use this time to spotlight their angelic policies and anti-corruption agenda. Big Dollar Democrats will bring in their activist groups from around the nation to celebrate the impeachment of President Trump. 

Then, once Pelosi is certain the maximum political benefit has been achieved, she will announce the date for the Full House Vote on Articles of Impeachment. We can be certain the date will be filled with maximum drama and made-for-tv effect complete with Speaker Pelosi bringing back the big gavel for a grand presentation and a full house vote. 

[Chad Pergram] “As always, it’s about math. The current House breakdown is 235 Democrats, 199 Republicans, and one independent: Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. To pass anything in the House, 218 yeas are needed. 

That means Democrats can only lose 17 votes from their side and still have enough to pass an article of impeachment. Amash has endorsed impeachment, so let’s say the magic number is actually 16. If the president is to be impeached, that means Democrats could have 15 of their own voting for articles of impeachment while representing a district which Trump carried in 2016. 

A House floor vote to impeach the President is kind of like an indictment, codified in Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. If the House votes to impeach, Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution sends the article(s) to the Senate for a trial presided over by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts. (Note Roberts’ proper title. This is one of the reasons the Chief Justice is “of the United States,” and not just the “Supreme Court.”)”  (more from Chad Pergram) 

The same people who will stand jaw-agape as this House Impeachment process is happening are the same people who denied it was likely when CTH originally showed the rule changes, road-map, and impeachment schedule in January.”

Journos rush to double down on claim by admitted compulsive liar Pompeo-Moon of Alabama…(Since US War Industry wins every election, and, as a parasite, can’t exist without being attached to US taxpayers, it’s time to admit US taxpayers are slaves)

“To claim that the man who bragged (vid) We lied, we cheated, we stole” and continues to lie every time he opens his mouth can “confirm” anything is lunatic.” 

9/27/19, Note To Journos-When Pompeo Doubles Down On A Lie He Does Not “Confirm” It," Moon of Alabama

“Some people can’t think but tweet anyway:

The Israeli ‘journalist’ isn’t the only one who fell for Pompeo’s nonsense.

*MSN – US confirms Syria’s Assad used chemical weapons in May: Pompeo 

*Yahoo – US Intel Confirms Syria Committed Chemical Weapons Attack in May 

*Breitbart – US confirms Syria’s Assad used chemical weapons in May: Pompeo 

To claim that the man who bragged (vid) We lied, we cheated, we stole” and continues to lie every time he opens his mouth can “confirm” anything is lunatic. What Pompeo falsely claimed ‘confirmed’ [is] only a false claim his department had earlier made. 

The NYT headlined more truthful – U.S. Concludes Syria Used Chemical Weapons in May Attack: 

The United States has concluded that Syria used chlorine gas in an attack against [US-backed Islamic terrorist] rebels last May [2019], saying Thursday that it was the latest use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the eight-year [so-called] civil war but stopping short of threatening a military response. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Mr. Assad’s government that “we’re going to do everything we can reasonably do to prevent this kind of thing from happening again.” 

But he said that [supposed] chlorine attacks amounted to a “different situation” than the suspected [alleged] use of sarin, a nerve agent, that killed 80 people and provoked missile strikes against a Syrian air base by the Trump administration in April 2017 [less than 3 months after his inauguration].” 

As I did not remember any alleged chemical weapon attack in May [2019] I followed the link the NYT provided in its piece. It goes to a May 21 report by Edward Wong – U.S. Says Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons in Syria Again: 

“The State Department said on Tuesday that the Syrian government might be renewing its use of chemical weapons, citing a suspected chlorine attack in northwest Syria, and maintaining that any use of such weapons would lead the United States and its allies to “respond quickly and appropriately.” 

The Trump administration said the suspected attack took place on Sunday in the Idlib area, the final stronghold of [Islamic terrorist] rebels who have tried to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.” 

The Times report was based on a somewhat generic State Department statement that did not even describe where and when the alleged incident happened nor did it describe how it happened or if anyone was allegedly hurt: 

“Unfortunately, we continue to see signs that the Assad regime may be renewing its use of chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack in [terrorist stronghold] northwest Syria [Idlib] on the morning of May 19, 2019. We are still gathering information on this [alleged] incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately. The May 19 alleged attack in northwest Syria is…” 

Idleb [Idlib] governorate is 6,097 km2 (2,354 sq mi) large. If there was attack why couldn’t the State Department be more specific. Who “alleged” that such an attack had happened? 

Curiously neither the Syrian Observatory nor any of the usual propaganda outlets nor the MI6 White Helmets fakers reported…any gas attack on Sunday May 19 in Idlib. 

In its May 21 [2019] report the Times also noted that: 

“Independent monitoring groups and foreign news organizations have not issued any notable reports of a chemical weapons attack on Sunday.” 

There were no reports of a gas attack on May 19 in Idleb governorate because no gas attack had happened. [Trump via] Pompeo’s State Department made that up to warn the Syrian army from liberating [innocent Syrians trapped in US-backed terrorist controlled] Idleb. It was threat that another fake chemical weapon would be made up and used as justification for U.S. bombing if the Syrian army would begin to liberate Idleb [Idlib]. 

This opens the question why [Trump via] Pompeo came out yesterday to “confirm” an attack that had never happened. 

The reason is like this outrage mentioned in the last paragraphs of today’s NYT piece: 

“Also on Thursday, the Treasury Department imposed economic penalties against a subsidiary of a Russian shipping company, three of its executives, and five vessels accused of evading American sanctions to deliver jet fuel to Russian forces in Syria who are assisting Mr. Assad’s government.” 

That the U.S. sanctions a Russian transport services company which provides logistic services for the legitimate [invited] Russian forces in Syria is unprecedented and in fact outrageous. 

Yesterday’s gas claim was not a confirmation but another Pompeo lie only put up to give some fig leaf excuse for the absolutely undiplomatic and illegitimate U.S. behavior.” 


[Commenter cites a report that 4 terrorists did claim to be injured by the alleged chlorine Pompeo references]: 

Southfront item on this cites Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem:… 

Southfront states: 

[9/27/19] “According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), four terrorists of al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) were injured in the alleged attack. 

Speaking to the Russian news agency, TASS, [Syrian Foreign Minister Walid] Muallem linked the new accusations to the recent progress in the Syrian peace process. 

“When we make political progress for the Syrian people, the Americans always surprise us with such statements,” Muallem said, calling the accusations “fake.” 

I’ll go further and declare the Outlaw US Empire to be the terrorists.”… 

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 27 2019 18:16 utc | 10

“It’s simply amazing that, the next day Ukraine-gate happens, Trump deepens Iranian sanctions, give USD 52 million to Guaidó, sanction Raul Castro for manifesting support for Maduro, sanction Russian companies for simply delivering goods for its country’s military bases in Syria and the US Congress passes an Act essentially condemning China for violations of human rights in HK. Even more amazing, the American media is not showing signs it is willing to stop either: it is also doubling down on the aggressive propaganda each day 

What’s most impressive is that, after 2008, we from the rest of the world thought the USA would gradually tone down on the high moral ground rhetoric strategy. But it seems the exact opposite happened: the Americans are doubling down on their moral superiority narrative and doubling down of foreign interventions.”… 

Posted by: vk | Sep 27 2019 21:49 utc | 33
My comment:

Trump’s likely unintended accomplishment as president has been proving that US elections are meaningless, should be cancelled, and that therefore US taxpayers are slaves. Whoever wins the presidency is merely another servant of the parasitic, Islamic terrorist sponsoring US War Industry. As a parasite, the War Industry couldn’t exist without being attached to US taxpayers. Both US political parties have merged with the War Industry, congress even refuses to pass the “Stop Funding Terrorists Act.” Where does this leave voters who don’t wish to be slaves of mass murderers? It leaves them conquered and in chains. As to Pres. Trump, it’s certainly true that on major issues he’s the exact opposite of the Candidate Trump who won the election. But it’s plain to see the US is now about foreign wars all the time, a permanent US taxpayer funded military/intel state, obsessed with selling weapons to the world. US taxpayers are forced to line tanks around borders of countries thousands of miles away, but are specifically prohibited from placing tanks along every inch of their own dangerous border, and called “racist” for even suggesting it. At least Communist countries don’t lie and claim elections matter.