The Mainstream Media Fueled Military Action in Syria, Reprisals Against Russia over the Skripal Affair By Philip Giraldi

24 April 2018 — American Herald Tribune

The complicity of America’s Fourth Estate in the evolution of the national security warfare state is often mentioned in passing but rarely analyzed in any detail. But a recent article on Lobe Log by Adam Johnson is refreshing in that it does just that, looking at the editorials in 26 leading newspapers relating to the April 13th strike against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. All of the papers supported the attack in the belief that Syria and its Russian and Iranian allies had done something wrong and had to be punished. Some of the endorsements went well beyond the actual strike itself, urging the White House to do more. The article quotes the Toledo Blade’s assertion that: Continue reading

Syria News Links 23-24 April 2018

24 April 2018 16:38:27 — williambowles.info

Might Trump Ask Israel to Fund America’s Invasion-Occupation of Syria?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/might-trump-ask-israel-to-fund-americas-invasion-occupation-of-syria/5637530

CNN Wins Peabody Award for Coverage of Fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2018/04/24/cnn-wins-peabody-award-for-coverage-of-fall-of-isis-in-iraq-and-syria/

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Evidence – Novichok Delivery System Patented in the US

23 April 2018 — True Publica

Featured image: Main Image – Patent Powder Dispersal Device – filed 2013, patent pending for the delivery of nerve agents, specifically, Novichok and sarin: Examples of nerve agents may include G series such as Tabun (GA), Sarin (GB), Soman (GD), Cyclosarin (GF), GV series such as Novichok agents, GV (nerve agent), V series such as VE, VG, VM, and the like. (Source: Powder Dispersal Device and method)

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Syria News Links 22-23 April 2018

23 April 2018 18:28:38 — williambowles.info

The Mainstream Media Fueled Military Action in Syria, Reprisals Against Russia over the Skripal Affair
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-mainstream-media-fueled-military-action-in-syria-reprisals-against-russia-over-the-skripal-affair/5637459

Washington is the principal puppet master behind Syrian conflict, says envoy to China
http://tass.com/world/1001335

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Airstrikes and Lawsuits: Cui Bono?

22 April 2018 — Global Research

Alleged Syria Chemical Weapons Attack: OPCW to Rubber-Stamp Official Falsified Douma Narrative?

By Stephen Lendman, April 22, 2018

The OPCW’s fact-finding mission delayed its arrival in Douma for 11 days, falsely saying it was too unsafe to come sooner.

The town was liberated, the OPCW team was guaranteed security by Syrian and Russian forces. It was safe for the fact-finding mission members to come 11 days ago. Continue reading

Beware of White Helmets Bearing News By Ann Wright

21 April 2018 — Consortium News

The celebrated White Helmets of Oscar fame appeared to have made their own feature film in Duma on the night of the alleged chemical attack, as Ann Wright explains.

At the center of the controversy over an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma on April 7 are the White Helmets, a self-described rescue operation about whom an Oscar-winning documentary was made.

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Syria News Links 21-22 April 2018

22 April 2018 11:20:07 AM — williambowles.info

Lies and Deception in the Failed US Strike on Syria
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/04/22/lies-and-deception-in-failed-us-strike-syria.html

The Renewed Bullishness of the British Establishment Media
http://novaramedia.com/2018/04/22/the-renewed-bullishness-of-the-british-establishment-media/

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Syria News Links 20-21 April 2018

21 April 2018 12:18:38 — williambowles.info

“War is Good for Business”: Insider Trading, Secret Information and the US-led Attack against Syria
https://www.globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-business-insider-trading-secret-information-and-the-us-led-attack-against-syria/5637056

Red lines and military strikes: Media coverage of the Syrian war
https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2018/04/red-lines-military-strikes-media-coverage-syrian-war-180421063910674.html

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Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More By Gregory Shupak

20 April 2018 — FAIR

Atlantic: A Reckoning Will Come in Syria

And by “reckoning,” the Atlantic (4/14/18) appeared to mean “a war with Russia and its allies.”

Corporate media outlets were glad that the US, France and Britain bombed Syria in violation of international law (FAIR.org4/18/18), but lamented what they see as a dearth of US violence in the country.

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Public Radio’s McCarthyite Smear of Black Activists Shows Danger of Russia Panic By Adam Johnson

19 April 2018 — FAIR

For over a year, outlets from FAIR (8/24/16) to TruthDig (1/7/17) to The Nation (8/7/17) to The Intercept (2/12/18) have been warning about the pitfalls of nonstop Russia Is Everywhere and Out to Get Us coverage. The Russians are “stoking discord” and “sowing unrest” and infiltrating online and real-life spaces with memes and rallies and disinformation, corporate media tell us. Did you share Russian disinfo? Twitter and Facebook will let you know. Did you buy into Russian “fake news”? CNN wants to find out. Russia is everywhere, and it’s important the media not only report this fact, but do so over and over and over again, until one is looking for the Russian menace in every interaction.

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Media Lies and Gas Attacks

19 April 2018 — Global Research

As Lies on Syrian Gas Attack Unravel, US and UK Shift to Claims of Russian “Cyber War”

By Will Morrow, April 19, 2018

On Monday, the US and British intelligence agencies released a joint report charging Moscow with unspecified “cyber warfare” against the West. The American media was filled with hysterical warnings that Russia may have hacked “millions” of personal devices as well as critical infrastructure. Continue reading

BERTHA JUSTICE NETWORK: STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN PALESTINE

19 April 2018 — Bertha Foundation

We, the members of the Bertha Justice Network, a global network of human rights and movement lawyering organizations working in pursuit of social justice, are observing with the greatest concern the situation in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, and in particular the recent attacks by Israeli military forces on entirely peaceful demonstrations by Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the willful killing of at least 29 and injury of thousands more during the Great March of Return demonstrations at the Gaza fence since March 30th.

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IRR News (6 – 19 April 2018)

19 April 2018 — Institute of Race Relations

Institute of Race Relations weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the racist killing of Stephen Lawrence, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Enoch Powell’s notorious ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, reminds us how close is the link between racism in politics and racism on the streets. In this week’s IRR News, Liz Fekete describes, in a speech given at a Round Table on Racism and Hate Crime held in the Houses of Parliament, the dangerous path taken by democratic governments which capitulate to or collude with far-right agendas, and the urgent need to build new ‘communities of resistance’ against pervasive structural racism which feeds racist violence and the march of the far Right across Europe.

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