The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun responding to queries by the press about a leaked document which contradicts official OPCW findings on an alleged chemical weapons attack last year in Douma, Syria. The prepared statement they’ve been using in response to these queries confirms the authenticity of the document.

To recap, a few days ago the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM) published a document signed by a man named Ian Henderson, whose name is seen listed in expert leadership positions on OPCW documents from as far back as 1998 and as recently as 2018. It’s unknown who leaked the document and what other media organizations they may have tried to send it to.

The report picks apart the extremely shaky physics and narratives of the official OPCW analysis on the gas cylinders allegedly dropped from Syrian government aircraft in the Douma attack, and concludes that “The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft,” saying instead that manual placement of the cylinders in the locations investigators found them in is “the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.”

To be clear, this means that according to the assessment signed by an OPCW-trained expert, the cylinders alleged to have dispensed poison gas which killed dozens of people in Douma did not arrive in the locations that they were alleged to have arrived at via aircraft dropped by the Syrian government, but via manual placement by people on the ground, where photographs were then taken and circulated around the world as evidence against the Syrian government which was used to justify air strikes by the US, UK and France. There were swift military consequences meted out on what appears now to be a lie. At the time, the people on the ground were the Al Qaeda-linked Jaysh Al-Islam, who had at that point nothing to lose and everything to gain by staging a false flag attack in a last-ditch attempt to get NATO powers to function as their air force, since they’d already effectively lost the battle against the Syrian government.

We now have confirmation that, for whatever the reason may be, this assessment was hidden from the public by the OPCW.

British journalists Peter Hitchens and Brian Whitaker have both published matching statements from the OPCW on this report. Hitchens has been an outspoken critic of the establishment Syria narrative; Whittaker has been a virulent promulgator of it. The statement begins as a very mundane and obvious assertion that it takes information from numerous sources and then publishes its conclusions, but concludes with an admission that it is “conducting an internal investigation about the unauthorised release of the document in question.” This constitutes an admission that the document is authentic.

Here is the text of the statement in full; the portion I’m drawing attention to is in the second-to-last paragraph:

The OPCW establishes facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals for hostile purposes in the Syrian Arab Republic through the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM), which was set up in 2014.


The OPCW Technical Secretariat reaffirms that the FFM complies with established methodologies and practices to ensure the integrity of its findings. The FFM takes into account all available, relevant, and reliable information and analysis within the scope of its mandate to determine its findings.


Per standard practice, the FFM draws expertise from different divisions across the Technical Secretariat as needed. All information was taken into account, deliberated, and weighed when formulating the final report regarding the incident in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, on 7 April 2018. On 1 March 2019, the OPCW issued its final report on this incident, signed by the Director-General.


Per OPCW rules and regulations, and in order to ensure the privacy, safety, and security of personnel, the OPCW does not provide information about individual staff members of the Technical Secretariat


Pursuant to its established policies and practices, the OPCW Technical Secretariat is conducting an internal investigation about the unauthorised release of the document in question.


At this time, there is no further public information on this matter and the OPCW is unable to accommodate requests for interviews.

This should be a major news headline all around the world, but of course it is not. As of this writing the mass media have remained deathly silent about the document despite its enormous relevance to an international headline story last year which occupied many days of air time. It not only debunks a major news story that had military consequences, it casts doubt on a most esteemed international independent investigative body and undermines the fundamental assumptions behind many years of western reporting in the area. People get lazy about letting the media tell them what’s important and they assume if it’s not in the news, it’s not a big deal. This is a big deal, this is a major story and it is going unreported, which makes the media’s silence a part of the story as well.

Also conspicuously absent from discussion has been the war propaganda firm Bellingcat, which is usually the first to put the most establishment-friendly spin possible on any development in this area. If Eliot Higgins can’t even work out how to polish this turd, you know it’s a steamer.

As near as I can tell the kindest possible interpretation of these revelations is that an expert who has worked with the OPCW for decades gave an engineering assessment which directly contradicted the official findings of the OPCW on Douma, but OPCW officials didn’t find his assessment convincing for whatever reason and hid every trace of it from public view. That’s the least sinister possibility: that a sharp dissent from a distinguished expert within the OPCW’s own investigation was completely hidden from the public because the people calling the shots at the OPCW didn’t want to confuse us with a perspective they didn’t find credible. This most charitable interpretation possible is damningly unacceptable by itself, because the public should obviously be kept informed of any possible evidence which may contradict the reasons they were fed to justify an act of war by powerful governments.

And there are many far less charitable interpretations. It is not in the slightest bit unreasonable to speculate that the ostensibly independent OPCW in fact serves the interests of the US-centralized power alliance, and that it suppressed the Henderson report because it pokes holes in the narratives that are used to demonize a longtime target for imperialist regime change. That is a perfectly reasonable possibility for us to wonder about, and the onus is now on the OPCW to prove to us that it is not the case.

Either way, the fact that the OPCW kept Henderson’s findings from receiving not a whisper of attention severely undermines the organization’s credibility, not just with regard to Douma but with regard to everything, including the establishment Syria narrative as a whole and the Skripal case in the UK. Everything the OPCW has ever concluded about alleged chemical usage around the world is now subject to very legitimate skepticism.

“The leaked OPCW engineers’ assessment is confirmed as genuine, which means the final report actively concealed evidence that the Douma chemical attack was staged by jihadists and the White Helmets,” tweeted British journalist Jonathan Cook. “The OPCW’s other Syria reports must now be treated as worthless too.”

When I first reported on the Henderson document the other day, I received a fair criticism from a Medium user that I was actually far too charitable in my reporting on just how thoroughly the official Douma narrative was rejected.

“This article doesn’t really express just how damning the report actually is,” the user said. “It’s much more than just on balance their observations are inconsistent with the cylinders being dropped from aircraft. Just about everything about the official narrative is shown to be plain impossible, from the angles of the broken rebar in the roof, through the damage to the gas cylinders, to the pile of fins on the balcony that couldn’t have been attached to the cylinder, and more. There’s simply no way they were dropped from helicopters.”

I strongly encourage readers to check out the 15-page document for themselves to understand its claims and make up their own minds, and then sit a bit to really digest the possible implications. We may have just discovered a major piece of the puzzle explaining how seemingly independent international organizations help deceive us into consenting to wars and regime change interventionism around the world.

The narrative that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is a monster who gasses his own people has been used to justify western interventionism in that nation which has included arming actual terrorist groups, enabling them to leave a trail of blood and chaos across Syria, as well as an illegal occupation of Syrian land and sanctions against the Syrian economy. This narrative is being used currently to maintain support for continuing to uphold the crippling sanctions that are making life hell for the average Syrian, today. This is not in the past, this is happening now, and there is no telling when these siege efforts towards regime change will be ramped up further into more overt forms of military action. The violence, displacement and economic hardship that is being inflicted upon the Syrian people by this interventionism is causing incalculably immense suffering, and it is all made possible by false narratives sold to the public.

Remember, they wouldn’t work so hard to manufacture your consent if they didn’t require that consent. So don’t give it to them. The first step to ending the suffering caused by western interventionism is to help free public consciousness from the incredibly complex and well-oiled propaganda machine which manufactures the consent of the governed for unconscionable acts of violence and devastation. Wake people up to what’s going on so we can all cease consenting.


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50 responses to “CONFIRMED: Chemical Weapons Assessment Contradicting Official Syria Narrative Is Authentic”

  1. I still relish reading things that make so much sense that they feel like hammers awakening my old brain!!
    This article by George F. Smith is just such an article:
    I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

  2. Michel Bélisle Avatar
    Michel Bélisle

    Because everything is now based on lies, the political elite cannot claim legitimacy anymore.

    For example, just to be allowed in politics, you have to endorse lies:

    We really are back in the days of Noah when there was no truth to be found. It means that the end is near.

    We have to pray the Holy Rosary more than ever.

  3. Michel Bélisle Avatar
    Michel Bélisle

    There is no truth at all in the political elite or in the mainstream media.

    That is why we can consider that there is no legitimacy with those who are occupying political offices at the present time.

    I think Chuck Baldwin is right:

    And it seems that you have to endorse lies just to be in politics:

    So no surprise when you hear that a lie was told sometime somewhere.

    We are really living in the days of Noah as it was written it would be in the last days.

    The end is near.

    Let’s pray the Holy Rosary!

  4. In my humble estimation United States President Donald Trump has only one thing, and only one thing, on his crafty lying mind!! Mr. Bolton and the other ” deep state neocons ” can go to war with Iran or anybody else and President Trump will not care or give a hoot about it!! All that President Trump has on his mind is getting back at the democrats, and all of the other government officials, and putting as many people as possible in jail for the Russiagate Fiasco; absolutely nothing else really matters to him!!!

  5. The question here is (Who or What controls the OPCW ) ??

  6. Whenever the deep state gets cornered, they always pull out the chemical weapons trick. Anyone?

    1. Think they can trot out Colin Powell to hold up a teenie vial of baking soda again?

  7. Seems no one thought to mention this all happened under Obama and John Brennan at the CIA. We know they are both treasonous. Why all the surprise about another lie during Obama’s tenure?

  8. I just tried to open your web page and was unable to do so until I turned on a VPN. UK

  9. Susan Mercurio Avatar
    Susan Mercurio

    Notice that the OPCW is conducting an investigation into the LEAK, not into the LIE that they told!

  10. “Remember, they wouldn’t work so hard to manufacture your consent if they didn’t require that consent. So don’t give it to them. The first step to ending the suffering caused by western interventionism is to help free public consciousness from the incredibly complex and well-oiled propaganda machine which manufactures the consent of the governed for unconscionable acts of violence and devastation. Wake people up to what’s going on so we can all cease consenting.” — Caitlin
    We agree, but am pressed for time today, so more about this later. We can cease consenting and challenge the legitimacy of elite governance. You simply have to realize how their Catch-22 works…

    1. Assuming that every single person in the US can miraculously be “awakened to what’s going on”, just exactly WHAT behavior will “cease consenting” consist of, and just exactly HOW will that behavior change the POLITICS of whatever you want to call the present “system”?
      For example, will that “woke” behavior be to vote for candidates for public office who are similarly “awakened to what’s going on” — people who will of course resist the corruption of literally billions of lobbyist dollars to do the obvious, universally-agreed-upon “right thing” for their constituents, or will that “woke” behavior be to take up arms; storm government buildings in DC; kill or arrest the elected members of the government who have violated their oaths to uphold the US Constituion; put those treasonous criminals on trial in a newly-created “Court of the People” and, if those individuals are convicted, punish them to the FULL EXTENT of the already-existing laws against treason?

      1. “For example, will that “woke” behavior be to vote for candidates for public office who are similarly “awakened to what’s going on”” — Ishkabibble
        Nope. The last thing we want to do is vote for candidates — the political party system is corrupt and electoral process rigged against us. Herding us into “voting for candidates” while being unable to revoke our consent to their governance by not voting is the Catch-22…
        The trick is to use their myth of democracy — that voting counts — against them. After all, and as Caitlin noted, they require our consent which is why each election and its candidates are surrounded with MSM sturm and drang as if it really meant something. It’s just an elaborate show used to manufacture our consent to their governance.
        Why not monkey-wrench the show by directly challenging the Catch-22…
        So what happens when voters intentionally cast blank ballots with the stated intention of withdrawing their consent to be governed? That this is an overt challenge to elite domination of the political system and governance?
        Think a few people might sign up for that? We don’t need “every single person”, just enough to pose a threat to their show.
        What are they going to do? Cancel the elections?

      2. Hopefully, even fewer will vote in 2020. Then things will certainly improve.

        1. No, things won’t improve by not voting…

    2. Spanky, AFIAK, there is no law or rule in an election that requires a certain number of ballots to be cast with a name or a party checked off (selected). Supposedly there were around 138 million votes cast in the 2016 election. Let’s just say that in 2020 the same number of votes are cast and 137 million have “none of the above” written on those ballots by the voters. If my advanced math is correct, that means that only 1 million ballots have checkmarks or, if electrronic, digital selections of parrticular candidates. The only thing this means is that the next president or congress-person is going to win with a low number of votes, nothing else. No lower threshold of votes have to be received by a candidate in order for them to be elected legitimately. Maybe nobody was interested in voting in that year; or maybe nobody felt that their vote would make any difference. No problem.
      The only interesting angle would be if in certain states no candidate gets any votes, not even one. Let me know what you think is the likelihood of that happening, even if every single person is indeed woke.

      1. BTW, if you want to do something relatively simple that will send a very strong message to the ruling Elite, withdraw all of your savings in any bank as cash. Sell any investments and hold the proceeds as cash. Don’t make any babies. If you already have children, advise them not to have children. Short of assassinating someone, these measures are the strongest vote of no confidence that any lone INDIVIDUAL can take against the present arrangement.

      2. Well Ish, for a supposedly “smart” and “woke” person you certainly seem unable to grasp a simple political concept…
        So what if only one million people vote for the candidates in your above election scenario — what do you think the other 137 million will think about that? In your advanced math, only the elite’s opinion about what constitutes a legitimate government matters — everyone else can just piss off.
        Think the 137 million folks whom the elite and their politicians ignored might have something to say about that? Think that sudden jolt of reality might wake a few people up?
        This is exactly the point — we don’t have to “win” the election — just expose the myth that voting matters and the elite run the show.
        Many people in this country, particularly those of us that swore oaths to the Constitution, and in particular to protect it from all enemies foreign and domestic, might consider any government formed as a result of that election illegitimate…
        Frankly, the only interesting thing here is the amount of energy you put into defending the status quo and pushing an all or nothing legalistic line of reasoning… But the elite have corrupted the law and are using it to box us in politically to maintain their hold on power and control — using “the law” as currently written will not solve this problem — nothing we do will be considered “legal” by the elite.
        But everything we do to attack their myth of democracy — that voting matters — forces them to prove our point politically. If they resist our efforts to peacefully use the ballot box, it proves our point. If they ignore the results of the election, it proves our point.
        By using the elite’s Catch-22 against them, anything they do, other than relinquish power, proves that voting does not matter and this is no longer a Constitutional, democratic republic.
        The point is to wake people up to that political reality…

      3. “By using the elite’s Catch-22 against them, anything they do, other than relinquish power, proves that voting does not matter and this is no longer a Constitutional, democratic republic.
        The point is to wake people up to that political reality…”
        Back to Square 1. Once people are awakened to the poltical reality that “voting does not matter, and this is no longer a Constitutional, democratic republic”, just exactly WHAT will/should they do?

      4. Altho we’ll be a bit farther along than square one, what happens next, Ish, isn’t going to be determined by either you or I.
        The elite will react because they cannot afford to lose their grip on political power which will, in turn, make the actual nature of our governance crystal clear and thereby cause its legitimacy to be called into question publicly… for all the world to see.
        Best guess is that they’ll attempt to declare martial law. However, since our challenge is both peaceful and Constitutional, it will give rise to dissent within the police and military — some will obey but others won’t.
        After that… well, what do you think is going to happen Ish?
        After all, according to you, the elite and their government hold all the cards, with little hope of ever changing that situation. Our numbers don’t count and there’s nothing else we can do but stop making babies and banking to show ’em we mean business.
        Surely it’s impossible for the people to do anything other than submit to their rulers. We’d just be tilting at windmills even considering anything else, right?

      5. So, “the people” are awake to the scam that there isn’t a democracy, even though an outsider was in fact elected in 2016 — someone whom everyone in most media, even alternative media, said could never win.
        People are so awake that none of them cast a ballot.
        Even the rest of the world is awake to the fact that the US government (in addition to already being known by other countries as the greatest threat to world peace and the greatest criminal ignorer of international law on the planet) is “illegitimate”.
        After the Elite see that nobody’s voting or casting blank ballots or “none of the above”, they will declare martial (Martian?) law because the behavior of the voters is making it clear to them that they don’t have the support of the awakened people — presumably for reasons of “national security”. Presumably, even under these “emergency” conditions, they don’t have to abolish the right for the people to vote (to even theoretically vote the Elite’s slaves out of office) because nobody’s voting anyway. That voting stuff will be so passe.
        I provided two possible scenarios that an “awakened” public might take. First the voting scenario, which you grabbed, and another of, essentially, violent revolution, arrests, trials, punishments according to existing law, etc. which you either ignored or haven’t yet bothered to address.
        All you can say is that after this mass awakening neither you nor I are going to determine what happens next. Now, just as neither you nor I can determine what’s going to happen next TODAY, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE with you that neither you nor I are going to determine how the formerly-bewildered-but-now-woke herd will behave in the days and months AFTER a hypothetical awakening, and nobody voting, and the Elite declaring martial law.
        Maybe in that new world people, like the woke commenters here on Caitlin’s article, will hold hands and sing Kumbaya, smoke some cannabis, eat some magic mushrooms, sit on a remote hill and contemplate their navels and get back in contact with their pure inner selves that were present on the day of their birth………………… and after doing this, THEN, THEN they’ll be able to miraculously “confront” the Elite by doing, or not doing, SOMETHING, and the Elite will just hop on planes to “somewhere” (they won’t be around to “box us in” any more), the police and army will just drop their weapons, join the woke masses and then, and only then, will these woke start doing what comes naturally, or not so naturally, and everything people need to survive will just miraculously appear in grocery stores etc. for the taking.
        I’m in!!!

      6. “I provided two possible scenarios that an “awakened” public might take. First the voting scenario, which you grabbed, and another of, essentially, violent revolution, arrests, trials, punishments according to existing law, etc. which you either ignored or haven’t yet bothered to address.” — Ishkabibble
        Well, actually I did address both Ish…
        What I’ve described is a kickoff, not the entire game. You and I both know what comes next… let’s not play coy. Anything specific we predict beyond the challenge itself, including your well-ordered “arrests, trials, punishments according to existing law”, is likely to be dead wrong.
        Considering the propaganda, surveillance and “intelligence” machine backing the elite, not to mention current military technology and mercenaries, it’s almost a sure bet it’ll be a long, brutal and bloody affair with no guaranteed outcome one way or the other.
        How long have we been in Iraq, Afghanistan?
        You want a prediction? Just consider the American Revolution, Civil War, French Revolution, Vietnam and Afghanistan all rolled up into one big hellish mess with a dash of Terminator thrown in for good measure.
        I don’t advocate it, nor want it. But, if you’re serious about removing the elite from power, I somehow doubt we’ll have time to sit around and sing “Kumbaya” should a direct challenge to their governance be successful.

  11. John Edward McClain Avatar
    John Edward McClain

    As a 22 years retired, 20 year active duty Marine, I have written on every “alleged chemical attack” put forth in Syria, as clear, on mere photos, to be entirely falsified, with absolutely no possibility of being done, as described, by the Syrian Army.
    In 82, a Sergeant in the Marines, I landed with the 26th MEU, in Beirut, to prevent the IDF from waging final war against Arafat and some 2500 Palestinians, in the heart of Beirut. I suspect the IDF would have taken its chances, with us in the cross-fire, had the Syrian Army not landed a battalion or similar sized force, on our right. At that point, the IDF packed and left, our predecessor MEU ferried the Palestinians back to Gaza, and we, with the Syrians, spent some days cleaning up the dead, and clearing streets, so businesses could open, and we secured the city.
    I found the Syrians to be as professional as any military organization I’ve ever worked with or against, and was glad to have them on our side.
    For those who haven’t seen the photos of the supposed “gas attack”, the supposed “dropped by professionals, in war aircraft”, the bombs were essentially 10 kilo propane tanks, with a pipe welded on, for rocket fuel, and fins for guidance, an entirely built by underground forces form of effective “gas bottle rocket”.
    I’ve worked with chemical weapons, in training, I know the weapons Syria is equipped with, coming from either the Soviets, or Europe, and when they drop bombs, they look like our own, production made, marked, identified, obvious military weapons, not the kind of things insurgents, or “rebels” would use, for lack of factories, government, and money.
    If one has tracked on RI, you will find my assessments at each “supposed chemical attack”, having spent much of my two decades experience, with weapons, and weapon systems.
    There was never any question regarding these false flag events, except to those unqualified to comment, for lack of education. Every single experienced soldier who saw those “weapons”, knows damn well they were made, and fired by amateurs, and if they had “gas” it would have been compressed chlorine, given the lack of high tech lab requirements to live through making any “real chemical weapon”.
    There is no part of our, the U.S. attack on Syria, which was not predicated on the notion of breaking the government, making it several distinct territories, five at least, with various actors controlling them from the outside. That was the Pentagon’s plan, it’s been exposed in public, and for the most part, ignored.
    Iran, Iraq, and Syria were second world nations, only because they opposed Israel, and the U.S. wouldn’t allow them any growth, except as vassal states. Iran escaped in 77-79, and for all our efforts, we became “the Great Satan”, and I have to agree with their assessment, regarding our government, and the people who support it.
    The whole episode of Syria, has been a display of the U.S. control of the U.N., the security council, the weapons inspecting group, and their findings. When I described the “weapons”, I stated, “if they were fired”, because there is no reason to believe they were anything but props, the exact effect would have been produced, simply with strategic release of chlorine gas, and placing the props, appropriately. I laughed at the very notion of those being dropped from the air, I know how “weapons mounts” on all aircraft are, it a weapon can’t be mounted properly, the pilot can’t release it.
    I spent two decades a Marine, specializing in avionics, electronics of aircraft, but my primary skill is mechanical, metallurgy, and I was “farmed out” as the tankers got night vision, first, and we, myself and another Marine, went five miles up the highway to LeJuene, and aided the tankers, modifying their helmets to accept the night-vision goggles, knowing we would receive them, in our own time, in choppers. I worked with the amtrackers as well, they got first generation from the tanks, when the tankers got second, and we got first, when tankers got third, amtracks got second, and we began flying choppers with night-vision, easily adapted, with all the experience.
    Those “bombs” were made for t.v., for video, and any soldier who has been to war, would say exactly the same. I’d use the same the moment I thought my government were coming after me.
    Semper Fidelis,
    John McClain
    GySgt, USMC, ret.
    Vanceboro, NC, USA

    1. Thanks for the valuable information, John!

    2. AriusArmenian Avatar

      I wish more US military would come forward on how we are being deceived.

    3. Susan Mercurio Avatar
      Susan Mercurio

      Thank you for your insightful comments!

      I am ashamed that our government is committing these war crimes in our names, and we are doing so little to stop it. I pity those Americans who are so gullible that they believe what they are being told.

      Sir, if you haven’t seen the video “How to Start a Revolution,” (it was on YouTube), please, please watch it! And then read Dr Gene Sharp’s books, beginning with “From Dictatorship to Democracy.” And then get back to me.

  12. Why would anyone in their right mind think that Operation Mockingbird is not an ongoing operation.

    Udo Ulfkotte – Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News

    1. Susan Mercurio Avatar
      Susan Mercurio

      I created a new board, Revolution, on Pinterest for this and other ideas.

      I’m sick of not doing anything about this.

  13. ” and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air” #1 usa (repeat lemmings)

  14. chaos in the greater levant is main goal of all us/british/french/israeli activity,
    that should be spotlighted on a daily basis, yelled from the rooftops…
    thank you for being another consistent presenter of contrary FACTS!

  15. Orlando’s remarks should be heeded. It is good to identify the enemies of the better world we want. Zionism is a deadly cult with a huge number of followers, many of whom hold great wealth and power to shape our history. These people’s beliefs are dangerously insane.

  16. I’m surprised at the amount of shock expressed in this post, having difficulty coming to grips with WHY, it would be a shock. But seriously, surely no one ever believed the narrative we were being fed ? I know I didn’t believe it, incomprehensible ! But I confess, it is NICE to have confirmation of my belief it was all a crock from day one.
    I knew it was all a crock, when I read the confession of the U.N guy in charge of OPCW, telling us that he had been threatened by Bolton if the report he produced was not in conformity with the required demands. Even his children were threatened. I understand, that under such duress, he may be complicite in formulating a false document or in hiding the real contents as discovered. But the real crime in all this, is WHY DID THE U.N. do nothing against the open threats made against one of it’s members resulting in the undermining of a U.N. Institution ???????????????? The criminal is still free today, to continue to make his deadly threats to anyone he wishes.

  17. “The narrative that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is a monster who gasses his own people has been used to justify western interventionism…”

    It is really is an invasion war propaganda Mad Libs.

    Step1 Insert leader of country you want to destroy here________ is a monster who (insert evil act here)_________ to his own people.

    Step2 Claim right to protect/intervene for the sake of the people.

    Step3 Escalate by false flag/war lie here______

  18. Short list of well known false flag operations and lies of the Anglo-Zionist empire.
    USS Maine
    The Lusitania
    Operation Northwoods
    USS Liberty
    Gulf of Tonkin Incident
    Babies rip from Incubators
    WMDs in Iraq
    Syrian White Helmets

  19. So how did we arrive here, especially at this crucial juncture? It’s important to understand it. The 200-year progression of this history is at once instructive and frightening. We can see the consequences of rationalizing colonization and partisan politics influenced by religion. To exclude the rights of one group over another, the law of love is replaced by violence.

    South Africa’s former director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Georgetown professor Charles Villa-Vicencio, explained it’s the fault line running through Western civilization. In the first century of the Common Era the church was born, and the synagogue was transformed in the midst of this issue…[about] religions separating groups, with the right of one group to dominate the other, or whether they bring humankind to the realization of our unity and connectedness as children of the Father, Abraham, and recipients of his promise to establish many nations.

    This is the central issue. The lobby, writ large, is the questionable combining of forces between the Israeli government and American Christian Zionists.

    1. “…the law of love is replaced by violence.” Indeed. If Unconditional Love became the guiding principal of human societies on Earth – none of the awful problems we are facing would arise; we would live in peace and happiness together, helping each other in every way. This better world is possible now. Whether we create such societies will determine our fate.

  20. Once people start realizing that the “US Centralized Empire” is actually the Anglo-Zionist empire then shit will actually start to change.

    The US is populated by and led by Christian Zionist and the main thrust of the Trumpanzees are Christian Zionist.

    The anti-abortion laws are being pushed by Christian Zionist.

    Mike Pompeo believes Trump is part of biblical prophecy.

    John Bolton was given an award by the Zionist Organization of America.

    Bolton parlayed his connection with the primary financier behind both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump himself—the militantly Zionist casino magnate Sheldon Adelson—to get Trump’s ear last October, just as the president was preparing to announce his policy on the Iran nuclear agreement.

    Sheldon Adelson, Trump string puller, main priority is Israel

    Jared Kushner, Trump’s brain, is a zionist and main priority is Israel.

    Why are anti-BDS laws are being pushed all around the world at the same time?

    Go educate yourselves about christian zionism and why Israel is allowed to commit crimes against humanity with impunity.

    It is the continuation of Manifest Destiny/White Man’s Burden/God’s Chosen

    1. For the buffoons who can’t figure out why:Nancy Pelosi Won’t Even Take A Position On Contempt, Let Alone Impeachment on Super Zionist puppet Trump.

      Pelosi has also held staunchly pro-Israel views that have at times even out flanked the GOP from the right.

      Succession of the U.S presidency
      1Vice President Mike Pence Republican- Christian Zionist(Evangelical Baptist)
      2Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Zionist sycophant(Catholic)
      3President pro tempore of the Senate Chuck Grassley – Christian Zionist(Evangelical Baptist)
      4Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Christian Zionist(Evangelical Baptist)

      When and How Did Evangelicals Become Zionists?

    2. In 2016, there were an estimated 619 million evangelicals in the world, meaning that one in four Christians would be classified as evangelical.[5] The United States has the largest concentration of evangelicals in the world.[6] American evangelicals are a quarter of the nation’s population and its single largest religious group.[7][8] The main movements are Baptist churches, Pentecostalism, charismatic Evangelicalism, neo-charismatic Evangelicalism and nondenominational Christianity.

  21. How Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Therefore, it is very clear that the British Empire’s drive to impose Zionism in Palestine is embedded in the geographical DNA of contemporary Saudi Arabia. There is further irony in the fact that the two holiest sites in Islam are today governed by the Saudi clan and Wahhabi teachings because the Empire was laying the foundations for Zionism in Palestine in the 1920s. Contemporaneously, it is no surprise that both Israel and Saudi Arabia are keen in militarily intervening on the side of “moderate rebels” i.e. jihadis, in the current war on Syria, a country which covertly and overtly rejects the Zionist colonisation of Palestine.

    As the United States, the ‘successor’ to the British Empire in defending western interests in the Middle East, is perceived to be growing more hesitant in engaging militarily in the Middle East, there is an inevitability that the two nations rooted in the Empire’s Balfour Declaration, Israel and Saudi Arabia, would develop a more overt alliance to defend their common interests.

  22. Lies, damned lies, & coruption! Anyone with a social media screen,,into which their idiot heads r constantly dipped, will believe, i think, almost anything,,which is why this child has NONE OF THE ABOVE, and never will. All of the so called social “media”(lies, damned lies, corruption) are rip offs to da max, and a pox upon all their houses!!! The idiot box got thrown out years ago, and thank goodness 4 sites like caitoz, fff, lew rockwell, pcr, tomdispatch, etc.& gary barnett also. MANY THANX TO ALL THE NAMED SITES!!!

    Expat tom, 4 reasons as listed above…..

  23. BTW, anyone wondering just exactly WHERE the two Skripals are and why they haven’t said a word about their purported poisoning by “the Russians”? I’m pretty sure there’s a very valuable book or movie deal if they tell their story.
    Of course the Skripal “event” was completely manufactured by the British government, and anyone with on working brain cell knows it. The same goes for the latest false flag damage to ships.

  24. It sure would be real nice if all ” War Criminals ” were brought to Justice; tried and then actually sentenced to the punishment that they deserve!! The ” main stream media ” is in the bag to these disgusting war criminals and they should be revealed as the ” agents of propaganda ” that they actually are!!!

  25. It was so obvious that the “gas attacks” blamed on Assad were a fraud from the very beginning. It is really superfluous to dig up evidence about it at this late date. Nobody convinced by the flimsy propaganda put out back then, is going to change their minds now, Our triumphant “told ya so!” will fall on deaf ears and absent eyes and minds now as then.

    1. If you say that it’s superfluous to dig up evidence, you’re saying that real, objective journalism is superfluous. It’s not. All our official media have abandoned real, objective journalism. Even if they were doing it in the service of real human values, and we were living in a utopia, that would still be a bad idea. And even if the truth falls on deaf ears, truth is one human value we can’t do without.

  26. There are probably a fair number of issues with which I do not agree with Ms. Johnstone but on the issues of war and corrupt governments and their lying sycophants in the media I can heartily agree without reservation. The other day I wrote the following in a similar context:
    “Would you really rather die than work against war and corruption with someone whose views on some cultural issues don’t line up with yours? You just may get your chance.”

  27. It may be just me, but at first glance I took ‘Official Syria Narrative’ to mean the Syrian Government’s version of events. Ie, I took it that there had been confirmation of the Syrian Government’s lying. Then again, it could be just me ….

    Anyway, I hope this rebuttal of the PTB lies about chemical weapons in Syria spreads far and wide.

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