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Sleepers Awake, We are Heading toward Imminent Disaster

by Edward Curtin

April 10, 2018

Donald Trump is preparing to ignite the Middle East and move the world a big step closer to total war. There is a very good chance the corporate mainstream media, accomplices in massive war crimes, will be announcing “breaking news” this evening or night that the U.S., in conjunction with its evil twin Israel that bombed a Syrian air base 24 hours ago, has launched a massive attack on Syria “justified” by a false flag chemical attack on Saturday. That such an expanded and terribly dangerous escalation of the war against Syria, whose ultimate goal is Iran and Russia, should come as no surprise to anyone halfway sentient.
Open source intelligence has been available for at least 6 weeks that the world is facing a momentous point of no return unless somehow, against all odds, sane voices miraculously intervene to stop this push for world war, which could very well end with nuclear war. But don’t count on it.
I am sick at heart at the thought of what is coming. When will we ever learn? What follows were warnings shouted out in the only places – alternative media sites devoted to truth – that care to prevent such carnage. Imagine your own continuing timeline, if you can bear to do so. Somehow, some way, we must find ways to awake those Americans asleep to the evils conjured up by their own government before it is too late. I really don’t know how, but can’t resign myself to giving up, for if I do, I give up on humanity, the “humanity” Trump says so glibly is at stake as he prepares to shed more blood.

February 21, 2018

The Trump and Netanyahu governments have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one. No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem. If they can’t find a “justification” (which they can’t), they will have to create one (which they will). Or perhaps they will find what they have already created. Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act.
These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have in store. All signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast. Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors d’oeuvres. As always, the media play along as if they don’t yet know what’s coming. Everyone in the know knows what is, just not exactly when. And the media wait with baited breath as they count down to the dramatic moment when they can report the incident that will compel the “innocent” to attack the “guilty.”

March 1, 2018

Last week I wrote that

all signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast. Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors d’oeuvres.” Those signs are growing more numerous by the day.

Israel’s mainstream newspapers, Haaretz, and the more conservative Jerusalem Post, both announce in headline news that Iran has built a new base in Syria with missiles capable of hitting Israel. One look at these newspapers with their talk of Israeli war preparations and the potential in assassinating the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah makes it very clear that an expanded Middle Eastern war is fast approaching. Russia, Syria, and Iran are being demonized as mind control propaganda spews forth. The mainstream corporate media in the United States and other countries are sure to follow.

March 14, 2018

Donald Trump’s days of playing the passive/aggressive host of a reality-television game show are coming to an end. Either he fires all the apprentices who might slightly hesitate to wage a much larger world war and lets the bombs fly, or he will be replaced by one who will. Signs are that he has learned what his job entails and the world will suffer more death and destruction as a result.
Now we have the British Prime Minister Theresa May accusing Russia of poisoning in England the double-agent Sergei Skripal and threatening Russia to give a “credible” explanation why they killed this man or else, a man who sold the identities of Russian agents to the UK for cash, putting them in serious danger. Or else, she says, the UK “will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom.”
Naturally she presented no evidence for Russian involvement, but the BBC, as is its wont, speculates on how the British may punish Russia, and the other corporate media chime in. But we are left to wonder where this is leading. Could it be Syria? Former British diplomat Craig Murray suggests it could be a false-flag setup aimed at raising Russiaphobia to hysterical proportions.
But to what end?
If we look to the United Nations and the accusations and threats flying from the mouth of the US Ambassador Nikki Haley, Obama’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s doppelganger in war lust, we see that the picture expands. Haley threatened that the US will take unilateral action in Syria against Syrian and Russian forces if the UN didn’t adopt her resolution that would have allowed anti-government terrorists plenty of time to escape from East Ghouta. She said, echoing words we have heard numerous times:

It is not the path we prefer, but it a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again….When the international community fails to act, there are a Times when states are compelled to take their own action.

In response we have the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warning that another US strike on Syrian government forces would have serious consequences. And the Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov saying,

We have reliable information about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians. In several districts of Eastern Ghouta, a crowd was assembled with women, children, and old people, brought from other regions, who were to represent the victims of the chemical incident.

He added that “White Helmets” activists (proven to be financed by the US and UK) had already arrived at the scene with satellite video transmitters ready to film the scene and that the Russians had discovered a “laboratory for the production of chemical weapons in the village of Aftris which was liberated from terrorist.” After the planned false-flag attack, the US was going to bomb government held districts in Damascus fulfilling Haley’s threat.
And here in the US, Col. Lawrence Wilkinson, who was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff when Powell lied at the UN in 2003 to garner support for the criminal attack on Iraq, spoke to The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2018 conference ten days ago and said, speaking of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, that:

They’re both headed for war. Of that I’m convinced. They will use Iran’s allegedly existential (sic) to Israel presence in Syria which is becoming even more so from a military perspective every day, Hezbollah’s accumulation of some 150,000 missiles if we believe our intelligence agencies. The need to set Lebanon’s economy back yet again, that’s important. Look at what they’re deliberating right now with regard to the new very, very rich gas find in the Eastern Mediterranean with Israel claiming Section 9 and Lebanon claiming Section 9. Take that, Lebanon. We’re going to bomb you, then you’ll let us have it. And that will be their excuse.

Now Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State and the head of the CIA, the far more war minded Mike Pompeo slides naturally into the role. Musical chairs for the power elite. As Trump has said of Pompeo,

We are on the same wavelength.

Riding that same wavelength is Nikki Haley, a trio whose alliance bodes very poorly for Middle Eastern peace or for any rapprochement with Russia. The game turns deadlier as the Presidential Apprentice learns the rules and the empire prepares to shed more innocent blood in an unholy alliance with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other “team players.”
But this time the game won’t be, in the words of another CIA liar, “a slam dunk.” The opponents are ready this time. The game has changed.
And in eastern Ukraine, the snow should be melting in the next 3-4 weeks.

March 24, 2018

Edward Curtin: False Flag Operations Will Start a New War
https://soundcloud.com/geopoliticsandempire/edward-curtin-false-flag-operations-will-start-new-war-075
RT – April 9, 2018
Israeli missile strike ‘indirect response’ to Syrian Army’s success in E. Ghouta – Damascus
Published time: 9 Apr, 2018 17:03


Edward Curtin writes, and his writing on varied topics has appeared widely over many years. He writes as a public intellectual for the general public, not as a specialist for a narrow readership. He believes a non-committal sociology is an impossibility and therefore sees all his work as an effort to enhance human freedom through understanding. His website is edwardcurtin.com

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Edward Curtin writes, and his writing on varied topics has appeared widely over many years. He writes as a public intellectual for the general public, not as a specialist for a narrow readership. He believes a non-committal sociology is an impossibility and therefore sees all his work as an effort to enhance human freedom through understanding. His website is edwardcurtin.com

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gbrinch

IA is the real threat here…one way or another there are agendas out there which are out to destroy humanity and nothing else…

tomiejones

Reblogged this on circusbuoy.

mohandeer

Reblogged this on Worldtruth.

Ross Hendry

The root problem is surely that Zionists have captured Washington and of course they are in charge in Jerusalem . Thus the U.S serves Israeli interests above all else.
Zionists are essentially immoral, psychopathic gangsters in the mould of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel et al.
There can be no change until these totally power crazy lunatics are rooted out. I’m not holding my breath. Most of America doesn’t seem to have noticed that there’s been a coup d’etat and their government is essentially run by Israel; if and when they do cotton on and somehow manage to oust the Zionist hawks, Israel itself might change dramatically with more liberal politicians gaining office.
We can dream.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

And May is a groveling toady of Israel, to an extent and degree not seen before, and Micron was created by a cabal of six or so beneficiaries (plus copious funds) all but one of whom are Jews, including the hero of the Libya aggression, Bernard-Henry Levy. Israeli elite thugs have often threatened to ‘take the world down with us’, if Israel felt sufficiently threatened, or nuke Rome or some other city if they felt Europe was slipping from control (note the EU’s turn against the Palestinians over the last ten years or so), and perhaps here we go.

Francis Lee
Francis Lee

Well, well, well. The war part(ies) in the EU/USA/NATO/AIPAC coalition seem to be risking a nuclear exchange with Russia on the basis of a completely and blatantly fabricated pile of shit. No diplomacy, no fact-finding, no compromise, no search for solutions, just allegations, assertions, and self-righteous bluster.
I remember the Cuba missile crisis in 1963 well; I was 17 at the time and milling around in Trafalgar Square in London during a big anti-war demo. One particular speaker, an artist, was relating how he would like to die come the inevitable conflict; he opted for a chance to die whilst painting. That’s how crazy it was. But at least the belligerent parties actually wanted peace – mirabile dictu – not at any price, but peace negotiated through diplomacy and compromise. As it turned out Russia withdrew its rockets from Cuba, and the United States withdrew its rockets from Turkey and the catastrophy was averted with minimal loss of face. From then on it was understood that both sides had their respective spheres of influence and red lines which were inviolate. This was consistent with Westphalian foreign policy theory – realism – 1648 which ended the Wars of the Reformation. Under this system states existed within recognised borders. Each state’s sovereignty was recognised and respected by others. Principles of non-interference were agreed. Religious differences between states were tolerated. States might be monarchies or republics. Permanent state interests or ‘raison d’etat’ was the organising principle of international relations. War was not eliminated completely, but it was mitigated by diplomacy and balance-of-power politics. The object of this balance of power was to prevent on e state from becoming so powerful it could conquer others and destroy world order.
During the whole period of the first cold war the US and USSR could and did pursue their interests face-to-face in Europe with rival NATO and Warsaw Pact blocs. But in fact the US war was really directed against what we used to call the third world.
That was then. The counter-revolution started with the collapse of the USSR, and the new doctrine of hegemonic expansion. This was first enunciated by Paul Wolfowitz in 1992 authored by Under Secretary of Defence for Policy neo-con Paul Wolfowitz. The rest we know. Westphallan principles and practise were deemed fuddy-duddy, and the theory and practice of ‘regime change’ and ‘humanitarian intervention’ and ‘winnable nuclear wars’ have become the guiding principles of the Anglo-Zionist death cult. This insanity is epitomised by the resident numbskulls John Bolton and accountancy graduate Nikki Haley. Where in God’s name did this homicidal maniac come from!? In all my life I have never heard such inflammatory language ‘‘Russia will never be our friend, we’ll slap them when needed’’ I tremble for mankind (and myself ) in the face of this crass ignorance and arrogance.
It is now quite clear that these people are spoiling for war: this much is axiomatic t. Russia cannot retreat any further and in all probability has the backing of China and Iran. The Anglo-Zionist are aware of this but still they come on: irresistible versus immovable object anyone? force Hold on to your hats folks, it’s all going to kick off quite soon.
P.S. I had already paid for my funeral; it cost me £5000.00. Now I am beginning to wonder if I have wasted my money. Who’s going to be around to bury me. Gallows Humour.

Paul X
Paul X

The West clearly think they can win a war. It’s hard to see how Iran and China can help. China sent a naval vessel to the East Med in 2013 but US action in the South China Sea means it’s more likely that this time they’ll stay there. It’s more likely we will see Kiev moving East requiring Russian forces there. Ukraine has now received the heavy weaponary and the cash it needs. They killed 10,000 in 2014 and won’t be shy about a full scale attack, one that will require a Russian reaction.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

If the Ukronazis provoke Russia into a full response, the Russians will be in Kiev in a few days. And they’d better make sure the Ukronazis don’t escape to their rat-holes in Canada, the USA and Austfailure again.

Harry Law
Harry Law

Francis Lee, excellent comment. By the way your money was not wasted, you will be cremated.

Francis Lee
Francis Lee

Nice one! I didn’t think of that!

Wolfe tone

As far as I can see the mostly NATO countries are huffing and puffing and threatening this and that(trump tweets) in order to pressure the Russians to stand aside in Syria. The skripal case plays a part in this too. If they were going to get stuck into Syrian forces they’d have done so by now. The mere presence of Russian forces has spooked NATO and they are toothless. Their only option is to heap political pressure upon Russia. The very fact the UK has agreed to correct procedure(they didn’t adhere to it in Salisbury) I.e the OPCW are being sent in first to investigate the chemical attack before they commit to the US side, points to an excuse to stall. They are weak and they know it. They know that this time, contrary to previous ‘humanitarian’ interventions their opponents can seriously seriously hurt them. Thus they risk humiliation in the Middle East and a serious threat to Israel. Btw, Israel’s recent sortie wasn’t as brave as first thought I.e they still heeded Russia’s warning not to use Lebanon air space to attack Syria I.e they fired from the sea according to reports. Were the Israelis afraid of missiles, proper ones, being returned with kind? Perhaps the yanks were even afraid to strike themselves and got the zionists to do it? Plausible deniability and all that.

vexarb

Ziad Fadel spills the beans on Syria’s recent haul. Captured NATZO spooks by the dozen, poison shells from Porton Down by the hundred — the Lot:
https://www.syrianperspective.com/2018/04/trumps-disporting-with-fire-zionist-attack-on-t4-miserable-failure-the-endless-bloviations-of-trump.html

milosevic
milosevic

Why don’t they immediately parade these a**holes and their illegal weapons before TV cameras, and put an end to this ridiculous farce?

MichaelK
MichaelK

Over the last few decades, in the West, especially in Great Britain and the United States; a process has been underway to undermine the social and economic reforms introduced after WW2 and to remove the ‘left’ politically from public life and their ideas, across the board.
This ‘cull’ in the culture, has had disasterous results. Britain, never particularly fond of intellectuals, became a country, basically, without, ideas in the political sphere, unless they were the crass and absurd dogmas associated with Thatcherism. Everywhere ‘discipline’ and conformity to authority was gradually re-established after the ‘awakening’ of the 1960’s period.
With no intellectual opposition allowed or encouraged, society became increasingly infantile and simplistic, with complexity shoved aside in favour of comic book culture and Disney. Nostalgia for a past that never really existed was everywhere and the arts and culture actually began to move backwards into something that increasingly resembled New Victorianism. Hypocrisy drenched everythiing. And if this wasn’t enough, New Imperialism began to rear its ugly head again, typified by a new version of the White Man’s Burden, only in a ridiculous kitsch form soaked in moralizing about how much we cared about helping the poor, needy and oppressed. Yes, we loved them so much we helped them by destroying entire countries full of them and wiping out decades of social and economic progress. A price, we, grotesquely, thought was worth payiing.
I honestly don’t think any area was more damaged than the media and the press, which have really gone downhill finally arriving at the bottom of the gutter where modern journalism is mired.
For example the decline of the Sunday Times. The end of Granada Televison and World in Action. The collapse of the Observer/Guardian axis. The rise of the crazed liberal interventionists and their sanctimonious moralizing about foreign policy and countries, like Ukraine, of which they know next to nothing about.
I could go on, but that’s how we ended up where we are today, where the standard of public awareness and public debate has, arguably, never been lower. Journalism has been replaced by propaganda in the service of the increasingly militarised state, to a degree that would have shocked George Orwell. It’s incredibly ironic that the BBC has recently unveiled a statue of Orwell outside Broadcasting House. I’m pretty sure they don’t understand how ironic this is.

dreamstarworld

@MichaelK
Your elucidation of the facts is not only stark but poignant! As someone in the public sphere recently said: “No one out here has any answers whether in elite circles or at the grassroots…”
We’ve truly come to “The End of History” as posited by Francis Fukuyama & “The Clash of Civilizations” as posited by the late Samuel Huntington – (completely exonerating your thesis), however, there’s the 5th Dimension to a war that’s yet to be fought yet somehow is already being fought in the minds of millions!
How many will die? Will the “ONE_THIRD” theory prove empirically correct?
Can any living, breathing human beings on the earth today conceptualize or try to imagine the carnage of human loss & misery swallowing up 2.5 billion people – wiped from the face of the earth due to #WAR #FAMINE #STRIFE & #BLOODSHED: “The 4 HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE”…
Some CRAZY SHIT* is about to happen on this planet & FOLKS* ain’t ready 4 what is about to hit ’em…
English-speaking nations bedevilled by flaky alliances will one day mourn as the “MIGHTY EMPIRE” is fallen and global bedlam ensues…
#WW3 is meant to be the “GREAT EUGENICS EXPERIMENT” that will remove those least “FIT” – a #Noahide precept which undergirds both “Biological Darwinism” as well as “Social Darwinism”…
Who’s left will “REBUILD” a #NWO with SATAN* as their ‘god’…

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

Michael, the Right, ie the Evil ones among humanity won, simply because capitalism empowers and prefers their type-the psychopaths. Gorbachev’s surrender and the duplicity of the ‘social democrat’ scum like Blair, Hawke, Mitterand etc solidified the triumph of the worst, and the rest is our brief remaining history before either thermo-nuclear obliteration or global ecological collapse, or both, sees us off.

Harry Law
Harry Law

Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the foreign affairs select committee, said: “Striking Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons would degrade their ability to commit further war crimes and could be done together with allies. It would not require a vote in parliament.”
Gen Richard Barrons, who led the UK’s joint forces command until 2016, said on Wednesday he thought UK action alongside France and the US was the likely outcome. He said he hoped the response “extends beyond the tokenism of previous attempts which have been an act of event management and limited by scale and by time”.
Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, said on Wednesday that any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites would be targeted.
Barrons said the ambassador should think carefully about his words: “He is saying … not only are they going to shoot down the missiles in flight … but by saying launch sites, he is saying they are going to try and sink ships, sink submarines and shoot aircraft out of the sky. That’s war.”
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/11/mps-caution-may-against-syria-action-without-commons-vote
Are these people for real, Tugendhat said we should bomb Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, what stockpiles? Those weapons were officially destroyed by the relevant International Agencies years ago.
Then the General wants the ‘next action’ to be more severe and extended in nature than the last missile strikes [which incidentally killed 13 men women and children] He then warns the Russian Ambassador not to interfere in all of this by shooting down our missiles, and then, unbelievable said that would be an act of war. For their own safety [and ours] these people should be locked up in lunatic asylums with straitjackets on.
Rick Sterling has an excellent article here ‘Taking the world to the brink of annihilation’ https://original.antiwar.com/Rick_Sterling/2018/04/10/taking-the-world-to-the-brink-of-annihilation/

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

Without a UN SC Resolution, these aggressions by a tiny cabal of the worst genocidal butchers in history, represent the Supreme Crime under International Law. To urge or threaten such aggression is also a major crime. Why has no-one made a ‘citizens’ arrest’ of Tugendhat or Barrons?

John Marks
John Marks

The most authoritarian strongmen/women riding rough-shod over popular opinion at present are Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron.
It is Russia and Syria almost alone who have all but defeated the ISIS and other jihadis of the same ilk as killed the kids in Manchester. And we’re proposing action to help such jihadis??
How come the Syrian government is held accountable for an accusation by Jaish-al-Islam terrorist group but those countries supporting these fanatics are not accountable for the crimes which these barbarous jihadis have committed against humanity and the Syrian people?
Macron and May would put all our lives and the future of the world at risk for the alleged poisonings of spies in Salisbury and jihadis in Damascus.
Who are the authoritarians here?
PS The moderators removed this comment from Nougayrède’s article on authoritarianism in Europe in today’s Frauniad, because it didn’t abide by ‘our community guidelines’, etc., etc.

Paul X
Paul X

It was France and the UK that pushed the US for the bombing of
Libya according to Clinton and Obama. Part of the problem seems to be renewed rivalry between the two old foes; Cameron jumped on the Libya bandwagon in fear France would take the ‘credit’. France is looking to Re-establish it’s influence in the ME and Africa.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

It’s the Zionist control, Paul. France and the UK are captive states of Israel, and Israel wants ALL its neighbours vivisected with as many murdered civilians as possible.

Tommy Hallem
Tommy Hallem

Makes one laugh pig face May, a’ministers daughter’? you couldn’t make it up.

MichaelK
MichaelK

The big dilemma for the Russians is calculating how they should respond to a coming American/Nato attack on Syria. It’s not easy to shoot down incoming missiles. It’s far easier to attack the platforms they are launched from. It’s one thing to attempt to shoot down missiles or even planes attacking Syrian bases, cities and infrastructure, but destroying US Navy ships is something else completely. There is an awful lot of things that could go wrong here and it could all escalate too quickly before any peace movement can get off the ground in the West.
The worst thing is that the media are totally onboard for war, for punishing Assad for his crimes. This ridiculous idea about the right to protect and intervene to protect civilians from harm… using war as the primary method, is embedded everywhere in our media to the most extraordinary degree, almost like a religious dogma that can’t be questioned.

vexarb

@MichaelK. Don’t worry, our Right to Help is being questioned right now.
Young Cub, where did you get that shiner?
I was doing my Good Deed by helping an Old Lady across the street.
Why did she give you a black eye?
She didn’t want to cross the street.

Stonky
Stonky

Do you think if I could somehow penetrate the office of the Managing Editor of the Guardian, pour a bucket of water over her stupid fat head, video the incident, and show her the video, she might finally wake up to the realisation that seeing a video of someone being doused with water is not, in fact, proof that they have been attacked with chemical weapons by Bashir Assad?

sabelmouse
sabelmouse

why blame 1 person though?

Google Talpiot Program
Google Talpiot Program

lol come on man – the top levels know where their bread is buttered. It’s corruption not stupidity.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

I’d prefer to see a bucket of blood and gore thrown over her, and many others, for their services to aggression and genocide.

MichaelK
MichaelK

The BBC is now saying that ‘Russia is sharpening its rhetoric’ because they are saying they will defend Syria if it’s attacked. Why do they call this… ‘rhetoric’?

Stonky
Stonky

Because they very much wish it was. I’m starting to get a sense that somewhere in the background, somebody from Russia has made it very clear to some people in the West that as far as Russia is concerned, this is the Cuban Missile crisis again only the other way round.

Anandamide
Anandamide

I had a vision in my awareness the other day… Who knows where it came from but it made me feel good and i feel it’s also a possibility.
So many thousands of war veterans upon returning to USA have been betrayed by the authorities and many thousands have taken their life, unable to live with the PTSD as a result of being in a warzone, and not having any support in their recovery and healing. This has been true since the barbarism of Vietnam.
I witnessed at Standing Rock a mobilisation of war veterans who came to support the Indigenous people of America and it was a mighty and significant gesture which spoke deeply in a symbolic but also practical way.
These men and women have experienced the reality of the attitude of American Govt and have seen through the bullshit, at a high cost which few of us can imagine.
My vision/dream is that several thousand heavily armed war veterans became mobilised on the streets of America, most notably Washington so as to communicate the message to the American people that we cannot allow another war to kick off in the Middle East and that the people can do something to stop it, through bringing America to a standstill…
Out of all the groups in America i feel they would commandeer the respect of the general confused mass.
Part of the vision is that they stormed the whitehouse with a full on armed attack, so as to make an unprecedented statement.

JudyJ

It’s a shame that the wonderful, impassioned Gulf War veteran Ken O’Keefe doesn’t get more opportunity in the US and UK to say what he says. Someone like him has just the right heart, conviction and intelligence to get his message across. But we all know it would never be allowed to happen.
You mention PTSD as a common effect on service personnel. Another example of military wantonness and insouciance is the US burnpits in the ME.

Anandamide
Anandamide

Hi Judy…
Yes, Ken o’ Keefe is a rare breed of human, to have walked through the conditioning of the culture he found himself in, to the degree that he did, and to emerge out of the other side….
We can all do this with the proper guidance so as to make the collective shift happen.
People like Ken walk the path of the True warrior/healer/wisdom teacher… Unfortunately it’s one of the tragic threads in our recent history that the imperialistic agenda of white Europeans has practically destroyed the natural wisdom, which has been honoured for countless millenia by indigenous people around the planet, leading us now, to be governed by immature males who have not been initiated into wisdom.
But they haven’t destroyed that wisdom and power… It’s only been suppressed, because it’s inherent within all of us waiting to be awakened and embodied…. That’s what will see us through this potential nightmare scenario…
And yes… The burnpits… A symbol of total ignorance and disregard for precious human life and the natural environment.
Keep the faith beyond the madness of it all and let’s channel our anger into benevolent action.

Mikalina
Mikalina

Judy, you mention PTSD whereas Anandamine says “being in a war zone”.
Studies show that what the vets suffer from is, in fact, guilt. I think this is a stronger point than PTSD as this ‘disorder’ has a certain acceptance to it – an obvious reaction to stressful situations. Guilt is the awareness of responsibility (forced onto you or not) that you have done something WRONG – such as war.
It is possible that the UK government recognise the dangers of vets as they are taking actions to identify them through drivers’ licences, voting registration, job offers and facebook deep diving.
The tremendous respect that people in the UK have for their “boys and girls” is being manipulated and used against the population to walk us into further wars. It would be good to have a vets’ movement against war. I don’t know Ken O’Keefe but I will look up his work. Thank you for the link.

vexarb

@MikaLina. Very interesting, that the US servicemen suffer not only PTSD but guilt.
Young Lady: I suffer from a sense of sin.
Psychiatrist: That is very rare. — TS Eliot, The Cocktail Party

ninetto
ninetto

Yes, the vets are important, but the percentage of them who were “awakened” by the horror of their experience is rather small, unfortunately.
That said, there are truly admirable individuals amongst them: here the Vets for peace stand up for one of the most mistreated people of the world, the Palestinians
https://youtu.be/uXnnP15-A_Q?t=13m26s

MichaelK
MichaelK

I think people will wake up… angry, if war starts in Syria. I think the anti-war movement will explode into action and the streets will be filled with demonstrators demanding an end to the attacks on Syria. There is no public demand for a war in Syria against Russia. Send the entire staff of the Guardian instead to do the fighting and bleeding. That’ll concentrate their tiny minds. The politicians in Europe know they don’t really have public support for attacking Syria. It’s one thing to be horrified by events there. It’s something else entirely to start WW3 over some place called Ghouta. The longer the conventional stage lasts the bigger the demonstrations and opposition will grow. This is the chance of stopping it escalating even further into a nuclear conflict. Conventional war, though horrific enough, is nothing compared to nuclear war.
Corbyn must see that the BBC, the Guardian the UK media, don’t reflect public opinion at all. Hasn’t that been proven over and over again recently? He has to summon the courage to come out 100% against this madness and start telling the pure an unvarnished truth about what’s going on. He has a platform and he has a duty to use it and rally the public in opposition to slide towards nuclear war, to do anything else, to worry about what the Blairites think or the media, would be totally irresponsible and cowardly considering where we seem to be heading. Has he, though, the leadership qualities required in times like these? I doubt it. Perhaps someone else will appear and speak for and lead the people?

FS
FS

Fat chance.
Hoping for sane and rational, uncorrupted leadership in the West is now tantamount to invoking the Second Coming of Christ.

Tommy Hallem
Tommy Hallem

Couldn’t agree more, it shows you how easily the people are kidded.

Tsar Nicholas
Tsar Nicholas

I have been wondering about the curious deployment of the USS Doanld Cook. It looks like it is being deployed as bait. If it is sent to teh bottom by a Russian counter attack, will that be used by the powers-that-be to cheer on yet more military action until it results in a nuclear exchange.
As regards FS and his comment about the Second Coming, I can’t help but observe that Jesus said the attitude of people in the End Time will be clueless. That’s exactly what i witness. Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is infinitely more interesting to most people than the fact that they might soon perish in nuclear fire.
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;” (Matthew 24:37-8)

JudyJ

You’ve touched on how the US psyche works in your first paragraph, by which in the eyes of the public they come across as ‘the good guys’. They initiate an attack on the pretext of ‘protecting the innocent children’ when we all know it’s a contrived false flag; Syria/Russia counter attack in defence or in retaliation; but of course, because the original US offensive was deemed ‘tit for tat’ retribution, the Syrians/Russians have now put themselves in the role of ‘aggressor’ in the public’s perception. Bingo – an excuse for all out war.

notheonly1
notheonly1

Plus, factor in the amount of hypocrisy dished out:
How come the USUKFRAUSCAN is not mentioning the exterminating of innocent women and children in Yemen?
Because the Saudis do the extermination, of course. Same with the Palestinians.
The day will come where those behind this dangerous psychopathy will pay for it. Hopefully sooner than later.

Mikalina
Mikalina

Mmm. I think that if I was working onboard the USS Donald Cook, I would ask for a transfer.
In line with your Biblical stuff, this great outcry for a strong leader to get us out of this mess suggests the acceptance and welcome of the anti christ.

Tommy Hallem
Tommy Hallem

I fear you are right , so long as they can watch millionaires kicking a ball around every week, and the idiots screaming their heads off at them we’re going nowhere, because that’s all these imbeciles can ta;k about, they couldn’t show you Syria on a map.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

Corbyn will bottle it. I imagine the Zionists have reminded him that they are world champions at murdering those who dare resist them, or ‘..get in our way’, as Jabotinsky said.

George
George

I would so love it if the corporate mainstream media, accomplices in massive war crimes, would announce “breaking fake news”.

Stonky
Stonky

I’ve been listening to the news overnight, and it seems that our great free media seems to have been doing a bit of collective pant-shitting. As editors and journalists wake up to the fact that they are not in fact immune to the effects of nuclear bombs, there is a bit of gentle rowing-back on the howls of “To war! To war!” that we’ve been hearing over the past few days.
Or maybe the organ grinder has modified his instructions.

Stonky
Stonky

Today programme now talking rather soberly about the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, who has said straight out that if missiles are fired on Syria they will be shot down and the sources will be targeted.
Presenter’s (Mishal Husain?) sphincter going like a rabbit’s nose. Definite decibel reduction in the “Hoo-Rah for war! Hammer the Russkies! All over by Christmas!” of the last couple of days…

notheonly1
notheonly1

Thinking about a rabbit’s nose right now…
Combine that with a Baboon’s behind and I can vividly imagine this fake news show host having second thoughts about his “Hoo-rah! To the Front!” propaganda.

always write
always write

….good as soon as these people think they’ll get killed the better, the trouble is they treat all this stuff like its just some other run of the mill ” news” story, some glib smile and onto the story of how Mrs Miggens cat got stuck up a f***ing drain pipe!

George
George

The organ grinder has had a momentary awakening only to be hit by the massive stick of the psychopathis infant in charge of the instrument.

Paul
Paul

There are no Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer’s stationed in the east atlantic off the coast of West Africa in the region of the Canary Isle’s yet.
La Palma, “Cumbre Vieja”
Come to think of it, “Yellowstone” is a pretty big target to defend against being hit.

Francis Lee
Francis Lee

As is the San Andreas fault

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain

Yellowstone going off kills us all, so no real point that, unless you believe in the ‘Masada Complex’.

Paul
Paul

Perhaps a Russkie Father of All Bombs blast 3 miles off the beam of the USS Donald Duck–calculated for maximum effect but no physical injury, other than a mother of a wave.
Kinzhal strike at the very end of the runway that Israel used for its latest strike. Again, massive mach 20 striking effect but ideally no loss of life–just a massive crater.
Satan 2 laying down 150 separate missiles across the path of the carrier group in mid-Atlantic. Again, targeting to miss by a few miles but essentially turning the path ahead into pure chaos.
This is the creative Black Sea freakout strategy employed against the Donald Cook last year, but writ a little larger.

vexarb

Posted by Muslim Dude from Pakistan, BTL on Syrian Perspective in USA, 6hr ago:
“Tomorrow’s Times of London reporting that Mrs May has told Mr Trump that Britain will need more evidence that Assad was behind the chemical attacks before joining in any retaliation.
MD: Looks like a repeat of 2013 when the rubber-stump UK ‘parliament’ decided not to support a military strike against Syria. Everyone knows the UK parliament is a rubber stamp body full of careerist politicians who will do exactly what they are told.
Now May is telling Trump she doesn’t want to join the Yankees in hitting Assad and she needs ‘evidence. ‘Evidence’ takes a minimum of weeks to gather and by that time the western MSM will have forgotten about Syria. [and the Skripals?]
TRANSLATION: The Russian bear showed its teeth and they backed down.
Am I right?
We will see tomorrow…
Good night all….off to sleep.”

always write
always write

i do hope so!