*edit, April 8, 2017 – I’m going to tidy this up a wee bit. Nothing content-wise is changing. I will include a link to a previous blog post, by myself, about CBC censorship and add a couple more links, one to a terrific Off Guardian article, by Kit, that should cause anyone inclined to give Trump the benefit of the doubt in regard to the US attack (directly) on Syria pause. (Of course, by Trump I mean the deep state and its tentacles, including liberal interventionists, think tank reps, pro imperial ‘experts’ in op eds and interviews and compliant media.) The other link will be to a very, very pertinent article by Michel Chossudovsky. I find it disheartening that people like Noam Chomsky and Craig Murray seem in need of any such info. It’s people like those who I am usually learning from. In Chomsky’s case, I don’t know whether he’s slowed down in his own research and now depends on (not solid) researchers for keeping abreast of developments or old age or both. It’s bad enough that he has a close association with traitor (fake progressive) Amy Goodman. As for Craig Murray, He may be a friend of Julian Assange – whose org, Wikileaks, is the recipient of lots of info, which they helpfully share with us when others won’t – but that doesn’t mean that everytime something like this attack happens, Wikileaks will have all the inside info about it right away or even ever. Also, I assume that Craig is rather focussed on subjects like Scottish independence, which doesn’t mean that he can’t be interested in Syria. It just means he may not be focussed on Syria and may therefore miss things. If he also doesn’t read around online, by which I mean read around in the alternative media, then we’ll find him coasting on the not up to date info he has, which won’t be valueless, but….
The CBC, Canada’s shining (not) state broadcaster, is still on board the project to rehabilitate nazism. With its censorship of voices, like mine, that endeavor to give an objective and non US foreign policy (and therefore a non Canadian foreign policy), anti NATO, anti fascist view of current events, the most current major event being President Donald Trump’s (let’s say) decision to attack Syria, it has revealed that it is irreformable and toxic to Canadians seeking truth and guidance, not because exposure to my voice is the only way others will be informed but because if this is how the CBC approaches informing us, then the CBC is part of the problem (of the people lacking important information). My comment (‘comments’ if you count my repeated efforts to break through to its reader- and viewer-ship) in regard to the recent launching of Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria, with 23 of them hitting the Syrian Airbase (named Al-Shayrat) in Homs, destroying 6 Mig-23 aircraft in repair hangars, stood no chance of seeing the light of day on the CBC website.
This is terrifying. And if it’s terrifying for normal, informed people outside of Syria, it will be unimaginably terrifying for Syrians. It must also terrify a lot of Russians who wonder what their fearless leader is doing. The Russians would have (if normal procedure was followed here) been notified of the impending missile launch. (And Putin would have come to an understanding with the US before that, is my feeling.) He seemed to be taking necessary steps to keep Russia’s borders, where he is able to, free from malevolent NATO forces that the world knows is moving in on Russia (with a great deal of assistance from neonazi governments across eastern Europe). Did he cut a deal with Trump (who speaks for the Deep State which will let him sit on the throne as long as he doesn’t make trouble for, or interfere with, it), who is irrational and clueless (but not so clueless that he can’t see and be hurt by the deep state’s control over him)? Trump can’t be left to his own devices in the area of geopolitics. He can blather on – about enemies and free trade and whatever, imagining that people who want to hear him (white working class yahoos) think he sounds presidential and feeling inflated as a result – but he will need a great deal of management. A controlled Trump isn’t really better than a free Trump, but if he were free, he might step away from the neocons’ violent, destructive, terrifying great game plan, which Obama, despite his public bellicosity toward Syria, did (which was uncharacteristically brave for that tool). As it is, with Trump’s failure to defend Michael Flynn (who is less anti Putin than others), who the deep state targetted for removal, Trump has indicated that he’s agreed to the ‘deal’ that he couldn’t refuse. At least that’s my reading of things.
The Tomahawk missile launch, which wasn’t very damned effective (only 23 of 59 missiles reached their target!), might have seemed to Trump’s self-centered mind to be an act of independence and presidential firmess, but How is doing what those who control you want you to do an act of independence? What a dangerous idiot.
“Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment” by Robert Parry
Similarly, now, Assad’s military has gained a decisive advantage over the rebels and he had just scored a major diplomatic victory with the Trump administration’s announcement that the U.S. was no longer seeking “regime change” in Syria. The savvy Assad would know that a chemical weapon attack now would likely result in U.S. retaliation and jeopardize the gains that his military has achieved with Russian and Iranian help.
The counter-argument to this logic – made by The New York Times and other neocon-oriented news outlets – essentially maintains that Assad is a crazed barbarian who was testing out his newfound position of strength by baiting President Trump. Of course, if that were the case, it would have made sense that Assad would have boasted of his act, rather than deny it.
But logic and respect for facts no longer prevail inside Official Washington, nor inside the mainstream U.S. news media.
British Ambassador to Syria Peter Ford:
CNN SHOCKED SPEECHLESS When Congressman Questions Syria Chemical Weapons Story:
Many others are noting the nonsense of the neocons’ position in regard to the alleged recent chemical weapon attack by Syrian forces (in Idlib province), although Syria’s chemical weapons had already been taken to be destroyed on a U.S. ship specially configured for that purpose per the Russian-brokered agreement made with Syria back in 2013.
“Syria Chemical Weapons Red Flags and False Flags” by Chris Taliano
“Al-Qaeda Gets An Oscar” from Moon of Alabama’s blog
“Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons” by Michel Chossudovsky
Kit, at the fantastic Off Guardian website, penned a good, well rounded article going over past actions of the US and Western realm of the global deep state, leaving us without justification for an attitude of trust toward Trump et al: “Idlib chemical attack: A sign no change of policy is on the horizon”
Are the terrorists good at staging? Setting aside the pro government and pro deep state attitude (which comes from an actual intertwining of those institutions) of Hollywood/CIA/Pentagon, leading to obscene events like awards being given to terrorists (White Helmets and their associates, like 27-year-old Mahmoud Raslan the reporter, who goes by Rslan on his Facebook page), they deserve oscars! Just check out this unpolished, but utterly damning, documentary called Tapestry Of Terror. As the YouTube account holder, Chris Sedlmair, warns, download the video before (guardian of ‘real’ news) Google kills it. There’s plenty of free YouTube downloaders out there, for now. If you upload videos you download to YouTube, select ‘unlisted’ first. Then share the links carefully. I am not an expert on YouTube and can’t say how it all works, but I’m guessing that that can at least slow down Google’s censorship.
Regarding the final image, below, I obviously meant to change my name (not expecting, at this point, anything to come of it) to yoronmyblogcbc. I left out the ‘l’.