Archive for April 21st, 2017

21. April 2017

Oliver Stone (winner of 5 Oscars)

Wer profitiert von der Giftgas-Attacke. NICHT ASSAD. Einzig die Terroristen, die bereits dabei waren den Krieg zu verlieren, profitieren von diesen Lügen.


21. April 2017

Kreuzzug gegen die syrische Regierung unter Präsident Assad: Britischer Außenminister Boris Johnson plädiert im Parlament für das „Enthaupten des Ungeheuers“

Der britische Außenminister Boris Johnson, erklärte am Dienstag vor dem britischen Unterhaus, dass er die syrischen Staatsinstitutionen durch „Enthaupten des Ungeheuers“ bewahren wolle. Er bezog sich dabei auf den syrischen Präsidenten Baschar Al-Assad..

„Das Wesentliche wird sein, einen politischen Prozess zu haben, der die Institutionen des syrischen Staates bewahrt, während er das Monster enthauptet“, sagte der britische Außenminister dem Unterhaus.

21. April 2017

Hagen Rether: Unterschied zwischen #Nordkorea und den #USA

21. April 2017

Oliver Stone: I had hopes for some conscience from Trump about US-wars, but I was wrong — fooled again!


“So It Goes” – via facebook

I confess I really had hopes for some conscience from Trump about America’s wars, but I was wrong — fooled again! — as I had been by the early Reagan, and less so by Bush 43. Reagan found his mantra with the “evil empire” rhetoric against Russia, which almost kicked off a nuclear war in 1983 — and Bush found his ‘us against the world’ crusade at 9/11, in which of course we’re still mired.

It seems that Trump really has no ‘there’ there, far less a conscience, as he’s taken off the handcuffs on our war machine and turned it over to his glorified Generals — and he’s being praised for it by our ‘liberal’ media who continue to play at war so recklessly. What a tortured bind we’re in. There are intelligent people in Washington/New York, but they’ve lost their minds as they’ve been stampeded into a Syrian-Russian groupthink, a consensus without asking — ‘Who benefits from this latest gas attack?’ Certainly neither Assad nor Putin. The only benefits go to the terrorists who initiated the action to stave off their military defeat. It was a desperate gamble, but it worked because the Western media immediately got behind it with crude propagandizing about murdered babies, etc. No real investigation or time for a UN chemical unit to establish what happened, much less find a motive. Why would Assad do something so stupid when he’s clearly winning the civil war? No, I believe America has decided somewhere, in the crises of the Trump administration, that we will get into this war at any cost, under any circumstances — to, once again, change the secular regime in Syria, which has been, from the Bush era on, one of the top goals — next to Iran — of the neoconservatives. At the very least, we will cut out a chunk of northeastern Syria and call it a State.

Abetted by the Clintonites, they’ve done a wonderful job throwing America into chaos with probes into Russia’s alleged hacking of our election and Trump being their proxy candidate (now clearly disproved by his bombing attack) — and sadly, worst of all in some ways, admitting no memory of the same false flag incident in 2013, for which again Assad was blamed (see Seymour Hersh’s fascinating deconstruction of this US propaganda, ‘London Review of Books’ December 19, 2013, “Whose sarin?”). No memory, no history, no rules — or rather ‘American rules.’

No, this isn’t an accident or a one-off affair. This is the State deliberately misinforming the public through its corporate media and leads us to believe, as Mike Whitney points out in his brilliant analyses, “Will Washington Risk WW3” and “Syria: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” that something far more sinister waits in the background. Mike Whitney, Robert Parry, and former intelligence officer Phil Giraldi all comment below. It’s well worth 30 minutes of your time to read.

Lastly, I enclose Bruce Cumings’s “Nation” analysis of North Korea, as he again reminds us of the purposes of studying history. Can we wake up before it’s too late? I for one feel like the John Wayne veteran (of war) character in “Fort Apache,” riding with the arrogant Custer-like General (Henry Fonda) to his doom. My country, my country, my heart aches for thee.

Mike Whitney, “Will Washington Risk WW3 to Block and Emerging EU-Russia Superstate,” Counterpunch,

Mike Whitney, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Counterpunch,

Phil Giraldi, “A World in Turmoil, Thank You Mr. Trump!” Information Clearing House,

Robert Parry, “Did Al Qaeda Fool the White House Again?” Consortiumnews,

Robert Parry, “Neocons Have Trump on His Knees,” Consortiumnews,

Robert Parry, “Trump’s Wag the Dog Moment,” Consortiumnews,

Robert Parry, “Mainstream Media as Arbiters of Truth,” Consortiumnews,

Mike Whitney, “Blood in the Water: the Trump Revolution Ends in a Whimper,” Counterpunch,

Bruce Cumings, “This is What’s Really Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations,” The Nation,

21. April 2017

Warum schweigen die Politiker der Welt, wenn die USA und ihre westlichen Verbündeten das internationale Recht zerstören? – Jerry John Rawlings, von 1981 bis 2001 Präsident von Ghana.

Warum schweigen die Politiker der Welt, wenn die USA und ihre westlichen Verbündeten das internationale Recht zerstören? Wenn man das zulässt, könnten bald weitere Länder Opfer der Attacken des Westens sein. Jerry Rawlings, der frühere Präsident von Ghana kritisiert den Angriff der USA auf Syrien. Für ihn spricht alles dafür, dass die militärisch fast besiegten Jihadisten hinter dem Giftgaseinsatz stehen und nicht die Regierung Assad. Rawlings fordert umgehend eine unabhängige Untersuchung, in der die Staaten, die den Angriff unterstützt haben, nicht beteiligt werden sollten.

Quelle: Blog Wolfgang Lieberknecht

Jerry John Rawlings, (* 22. Juni 1947 in Accra), war von 1981 bis 2001 Präsident von Ghana.

21. April 2017

Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawling blasts Trump over Syria attack – “most vicious, cowardly and evil.”

Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings has condemned the attack by the United States of America on Syria describing it “most vicious, cowardly and evil.”

The US last week attacked a military base in Syria after that country’s president Bashar al-Assad was accused by the Trump administration for launching a chemical attack on civilians.

Mr. Ralwings in an article titled: ‘The immortality of international politics’, the former military leader stated that the chemical attack was launched to create a false impression in order to justify what the US and the west are doing.

“The big question now is how an Armed Force that has virtually beaten the rebel resistance with Russian assistance and with victory on a threshold could conceive of such madness as to dump chemical weapons at innocent civilians and children. Where is the sense in this illogical accusation if it wasn’t done to create a false impression in order to justify what the USA and the West are doing?”

“The US pulled this con at the UN before invading Iraq. This time it’s Syria,” Mr Rawlings said.

Below is the full article:

The immortality of international politics

By Jerry John Rawlings

The world has witnessed yet another display of the military might of the United States with the missile strikes on Syrian targets a few days ago.

The United States justified its strikes because it believed the Assad regime was behind a chemical weapons attack on opposition strongholds in Syria last week.

The action of the United States raises serious questions of justification and the real motives behind the positions taken by the world’s super powers on Syria.

The pattern of behaviour only goes to perpetuate the immorality of international politics.

When these dastardly scenes of chemical warfare were being given their usual high publicity in the Western media it was quite obvious that it was designed to poison the atmosphere against the Assad regime.

In spite of all the sophisticated armed support that the rebels have enjoyed, the Assad armed forces with Russian support were able to degrade and defeat so many ISIS targets and rebels. The world saw the huge blow that the Assad forces dealt the rebels.

The big question now is how an Armed Force that has virtually beaten the rebel resistance with Russian assistance and with victory on a threshold could conceive of such madness as to dump chemical weapons at innocent civilians and children. Where is the sense in this illogical accusation if it wasn’t done to create a false impression in order to justify what the USA and the West are doing?

Most world leaders have gone quiet instead of condemning this subterfuge. Who are most likely in that demented situation to do such an atrocious act of chemical weapon usage?

Not too long ago the West looked away, the media kept quiet while the Yemeni were being bombed and starved of food and water. Vessels bringing aid (food and water) were blocked and children were left looking emaciated in scenes straight out of the holocaust.

Some of these Western countries must regain or reset their own internal moral compasses before embarking on such adventures. Right from the outset, when the Assad regime and other Shia nations refused to subordinate themselves to the unipolar power of the West and some Sunni powers, Russia under Putin, was one of the powers that stood tall in defence of international freedom. Russia’s effort to assist the Syrian government set the West to attack her economy with so-called sanctions and the reduction of the price of oil in a bid to cripple her.

This act of underhand desperation should be seen and recognised for what it is. The world cannot be so naive as not to see through this kind of confidence propaganda.

The audaciousness to embark on this fraudulent behaviour (and to follow up to this extent) can only happen as a result of the extent of decline of international morality and it is a manifestation of the decay in the quality of leadership in some parts of the world.

All in all an independent body involving neutral states must be set up to investigate where these chemicals came from. This body must be free from the influence of the accusers and must carefully investigate and expose the real perpetrators. Then and only then can the world know who the real hidden perpetrators are.

Trump’s warmth or respect for Putin contained the seeds of peaceful co-existence and there were those who were so dead against it and for whatever random reason wanted to restore an antagonistic position of the old days with Russia. Looks like the negative forces who wanted to see a climate of conflict between Putin and Trump may finally have their way.

The minute Secretary of State Tillerson said enough of talking at Korea and the US ambassador at the UN staged her drama at the Security Council followed by Trump’s act, it was clear a scapegoat would have to be found. What better target than Assad’s Syria on taking the verge of a military high ground and the political process kicking in with Russia’s support?

The West and their Sunni allies’ attempt to unseat the Syrian Government is what has precipitated this military and refugee crises in the region. Russia’s attempt to prevent a handful of countries in the West from constituting themselves into global governors to decide and dispense freedom and justice is partly why this war is being fought. This is nothing more than the fraud that was perpetrated at the UN prior to the ‘shock and awe’ in 2003. The world cannot be so naïve, so uninformed, so blind, so emasculated as not to see through this daylight robbery that’s going to degrade international ethics even further? The life of freedom, justice and democracy is what’s at stake. The deafening silence of most leaders around the world will lead to further degrading the already sad state of democracy.

Are these Western countries prepared to back the Iranian and Russian calls for a very competent neutral investigation? This call should have been made the first time this madness occurred. I have to repeat that a regime on the threshold of defeating its perceived enemies will not do this. A rebel group on the verge of defeat is likely to resort to this madness on the urging of its mindless backers.

The world must wake up. Leaders must wake up. Assad’s Government and Assange are not those in danger. Freedom Justice and genuine democracy is what is in danger from a unipolar ambition to rule the world!!!

This has been the most vicious and persistent cowardly act over the seven-year period. America and her allies know those behind it. Russia, Assad and Iran must know those behind it. We’ve all kept mute about the real culprit nation and the situation has now been exploited by the US in a senseless manner that insults the intelligence of human beings. And because of the seeming ineffective denial and rejection of the act by those being accused, the propaganda against them has been exploited.

No matter how much we may hate or resent Assad, it’s absolutely outrageous and immoral to resort to this uncivilized behaviour so as to provide the pretext to engage in military action.

Abdul Hamid who escaped the chemical weapon attack has every right to fight Assad for over drum bombs etc. for anything and everything but not for the chemical weapon attack. That comes from behind him…his own back. Point being killing the children with the gas can serve an exploitable purpose than leaving them to be killed by Assad’s bombs. Let’s wake up. Let’s wake up. This kind of evil should not be allowed to pass!!

We have been living in an age where the ability and the capacity to make an accusation more impressive than the denial by the accused and victim seemingly puts the truth on your side. The US pulled this con at the UN before invading Iraq. This time it’s Syria. Syria is politically in a very very tight spot and has conducted her war with Russian support in a fairly conventional way and dislocated and dislodged ISIS and rebels in a very impressive manner when the Russian Air Force got involved.

They were left with cleaning up a few areas. So why they would do anything so stupid is a question I’d like to direct to the world and especially Mr. Trump and his allies and most of all to the Western media.

This daring and dangerous fraud undermines man’s attempt to restore trust and integrity into words and actions of nations. The world watched Mr. Trump hack and brutalize the truth and noble people on his way into office. This behaviour will make the world unsafe. Let’s show a little more respect and reverence for basic truths and natural justice.

It’s unfortunate that those around Trump have taken advantage of his shortcomings. This is shameful, disgraceful and a serious indictment on the forces of good in this world. The war and its toll on human life is a painful sight for all of us. Defeat Assad if you may, but don’t resort to this deceit to justify the unjustifiable. This fraud is going to be a test on the leaders of today and the citizenry.

21. April 2017

Russische UN-Experten legen OPCW Beweise vor: „Giftgasangriff in Idlib war inszeniert“ (RTdeutsch)

#Russland hat der Organisation für das Verbot chemischer Waffen (#OPCW) Beweise dafür vorgelegt, dass die angebliche Giftgasattacke in der syrischen Provinz #Idlib Anfang April inszeniert wurde. Die Art und Weise, wie zurzeit die Ermittlungen laufen, wurde von russischen Experten mehrfach kritisiert. #ChanSchaichun #KhanSheikhoun #Syrien

21. April 2017

Kolumnist Thomas J. Friedman in der New York Times: Warum Trump den IS in Syrien überhaupt bekämpft

Thomas J. Friedman stellt am 12.4.2017 völlig hemmungslos die folgenden rhetorischen Fragen:

Nun, lassen Sie mich nur eine Frage zu ihrer Verwirrung hinzufügen: Warum? Warum sollte es jetzt unser Ziel sein, den Islamischen Staat in Syrien zu besiegen? Natürlich, IS ist abscheulich und muss ausgerottet werden. Aber ist es wirklich in unserem Interesse, sich darauf zu konzentrieren, den IS in Syrien allein und gerade jetzt zu besiegen?……………………………………….. Die zweite Erscheinungsform ist der „territoriale IS“. Er kontrolliere nur einige Teile des westlichen Irak und größere Gebiete in Syrien. Sein Ziel sei es, Baschar al-Assad und seine Verbündeten, zu denen Russland, der Iran und die Hisbollah zählen, zu besiegen……………………..Was also könnten wir tun? Wir könnten unsere militärische Hilfe an die Anti-Assad-Rebellen drastisch steigern und ihnen ausreichend Munition zur Panzer- und Flugabwehr zukommen lassen, um eine Gefahr für die Hisbollah sowie die russischen, iranischen und syrischen Hubschrauber und Kampfjets darzustellen und sie bluten zu lassen. Vielleicht bringt es sie dazu, mit den Verhandlungen zu beginnen. Mir wäre das recht…………………………………………Lassen wir sie an zwei Fronten kämpfen: gegen die moderaten Rebellen auf der einen und den IS auf der anderen Seite. Wenn wir den territorialen IS in Syrien jetzt besiegen, werden wir bloß den Druck auf Assad, den Iran, Russland und die Hisbollah verringern und es ihnen ermöglichen, alle ihre Ressourcen gegen die moderaten Rebellen in Idlib einzusetzen………Syrien ist keine Strickrunde. Jeder dort spielt schmutzig, verschlagen und ohne Gnade. Wo ist der Trump, wenn wir ihn brauchen?



21. April 2017

Gute Nachricht – Großdemonstrationen in Venezuela (junge Welt)

Wenn es darauf ankommt, rückt Venezuelas Linke zusammen. Trotz aller Querelen und trotz der auch im chavistischen Lager weitverbreiteten Unzufriedenheit mit der Arbeit der Regierung versammelten sich am Mittwoch Hunderttausende in Caracas und anderen Städten, um den bolivarischen Prozess gegen die rechte Opposition zu verteidigen. Durch ihre Präsenz versperrten sie den Regierungsgegnern den Weg in das Stadtzentrum und damit die Möglichkeit, den Präsidentenpalast anzugreifen.



¡No Pasarán!
Venezuela: Chavistas verhindern mit Großdemonstration Angriff auf Regierung. Ausschreitungen von Oppositionellen fordern Todesopfer
Von André Scheer

21. April 2017

WDR-Verschwörungstheorien Experiment

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