Syria: Trump’s First Step Towards World War III?, Australia Wants War With China

12 April 2017 — Global Research

The Trump /Syria Conundrum: Will Trump Deliver Deep State’s World War?

By , April 12 2017

In appearance, Trump’s April 6, 2017 missile attack on Syria is the first step towards a regime change, a massive regional conquest, and possibly World War III. The event marked a point of no return for Trump’s presidency. We have entered uncharted territory, with the future of humanity at stake. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report for 12 April 2017

12 April 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Remembering South African Struggle Hero Chris Hani: Lessons for Today

By Arianna Lissoni

South African communist leader Chris Hani was assassinated by white racists 27 years ago, removing him from the scene during the nation’s transition to Black rule. Hani fought careerism and corruption in the revolutionary movement. Today, the “tradition of internal debate” that Hani promoted “has become eroded, and criticism keeps being silenced as sowing disunity.” Continue reading this...

Media: Out of 46 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed

11 April 2017 — FAIR

Headlines of Syria airstrike editorialsOf the top 100 US newspapers, 47 ran editorials on President Donald Trump’s Syria airstrikes last week: 39 in favor, seven ambiguous and only one opposed to the military attack.

In other words, 83 percent of editorials on the Syria attack supported Trump’s bombing, 15 percent took an ambivalent position and 2 percent said the attack shouldn’t have happened. Polls showed the US public being much more split: Gallup (4/7–8/17) and ABC/Washington Post (4/7–9/17) each had 51 percent supporting the airstrikes and 40 percent opposed, while CBS (4/7–9/17) found 57 percent in favor and 36 percent opposed.

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North Korea: ‘The Only Sensible Path at This Point is Dialogue’

12 April 2017 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Hyun Lee about North Korea for the April 7, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

Hyun Lee

Hyun Lee: “Every country has a sovereign right to test its weapons capability. That’s how you know if it works or not, and that’s precisely what North Korea is doing.”

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Australia Beckons a War with China By John Pilger

12 April 2017 — John Pilger

Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China. Wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust and provocation, especially if a minor power, like Australia, abandons its independence for an “alliance” with an unstable superpower.

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Media Lens: Trump’s Tomahawks – The Instant Certainty Of The ‘Mainstream’ Press

12 April 2017 — Media Lens

As ever, it didn’t take long for them to make up their minds. Roy Greenslade reports in the Guardian on the media reaction to Donald Trump’s bombardment of Syria in ‘retaliation’ (USA Today) for the alleged chemical weapons attacks on Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria:

‘There was an identifiable theme in almost every leading article and commentary: “Well done Donald, but … ” The “buts” amounted to eloquent judgments on the president’s character, conveying explicit messages of disquiet and distrust.’

In other words, almost every leading article and commentary in every UK newspaper supported Trump’s blitz. Continue reading this...

Selected Articles: Syria Chemical Weapons Saga

12 April 2017 — Global Research

Articles below are among the most-read on the ‘chemical attack’ in Syria.

The Gassing Game in Syria: Regime Change and Beyond

By , April 11, 2017

US-Russia ties are not the only issue adversely impacted by the US’s 7th April bombardment. If the US escalates its military involvement, it will have far-reaching consequences for the on-going conflict in Syria, politics in WANA and global peace in general. Continue reading this...

ICH Headlines 11 April 2017

11 April 2017 — Information Clearing House

Chemical Attack’ Was False Flag to Set Assad Up, More May Come – Putin

By Tass

“We have information from different sources that these provocations – I cannot call them otherwise – are being prepared in other regions of Syria” Continue reading this...

The full article: Washington’s False Flag: United Nations Confirmed that US Supported Syrian “Rebels” Were Using Chemical Weapons By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

8 April 2017 — Global Research

Head of UN Mission Carla del Ponte

Washington is Lying.

The Media is Lying.

Both Trump and Obama have blood on their hands. The Chemical Weapons Attack is being used as a “False Flag”, a pretext and a justification to wage an illegal war of aggression. 

The United Nations in a 2013 report confirms that Syrian opposition “rebels” (supported by Washington) “may have used chemical weapons against [Syrian] government forces.”

The UN report refutes Washington’s allegations that the government of Bashar al Assad was using chemical weapons against his own people. Continue reading this...

ICH Headlines 10 April 2017

10 April 2017 — Information Clearing House

Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

U.S. to Hold Accountable Those Who Commit Crimes Against ‘Innocents’

By Crispian Balmer and Steve Scherer

“We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world” Continue reading this...

Video: US Deploys Forces At Syrian-Jordanian Border – Further Escalation

10 April 2017 — Democracy and Class Struggle

For those suspecting increased US boots on the Ground in Syria – there is confirmation coming from the Syrian – Jordanian Border of increased US forces which landed in Aqaba.

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The “Chemical Attack” and the Khan Sheikoun Show – A New President Proudly Presented By “Trump Productions”

10 April 2017 — 

The “chemical attack” at Khan Sheikoun was faked and a show; though a number of people were killed or hurt during its production.

This video for example, of doctors and patients in an emergency room was pure theater, taken over a longer time period. The main presenter was a well-known criminal Takfiri but with links to the British secret service. The whole show was perfected, by specialists one would think, to fit for U.S. TV screens. Continue reading this...

Video: Did Bipartisan Russia Hysteria Help Fuel Trump’s Rush to Bomb Assad?

10 April 2017 — TRNN

In part two of our interview, journalist Rania Khalek argues that the U.S. strike on the Assad regime continues policy that tacitly helps Al Qaeda and ISIS, all the while raising the threat of conflict with Russia – a threat exacerbated by the recent bipartisan frenzy over President Trump’s ties to Moscow. Continue reading this...

America’s Progressives Pay Lip Service to Imperialism, Anti-War Movement is Dead

10 April 2017 — Global Research

When America’s “Progressives” Pay Lip Service to Imperialism. The Anti-War Movement is Dead

By , April 09, 2017

Both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) are creations of US intelligence. War has become peace. Realities have been turned upside down. Trump’s illegal punitive airstrikes against Syria are heralded as a humanitarian act against Bashar Al Assad who is “killing his own people”. Continue reading this...