Monday, January 27, 2014

What could be Syria's motive for barrel-bombings?

Reports that Syria has been indiscriminately bombing rebel-held areas with so-called barrel bombs dropped from helicopters has caught my attention, and my initial reaction is that it reeks of black-ops terror projected onto the Syrian government by the imperial media machine, which includes a wide variety of apparently independent media. If Syria is behind these supposed bombings, and its motive was to blame them on the "rebels" (imperial terrorists, oddly quasi-represented at "peace talks" by the likes of the British foreign secretary), it would probably have stopped when it realized that it has failed miserably. 

Based on what Webster Tarpley has reported,  an incredible amount of stage-management was used for concealing the true nature of other wars which have occurred in this region, such as the black-ops invasion of Libya (which was a chaos-operation which unleashed massive caches of weaponry into the hands of terrorists, not a liberation), and I suspect that this barrel-bombing story is more of the same. There has been video of a barrel bombing taking place, but the video doesn't prove that it took place in a certain area, or that the Syrian military is behind them.

But naturally it's impossible to prove that it's NOT occurring, which is something that the Ministry of Truth knows well - all they have to do is assert, based on "evidence" provided by "moderate opposition groups," that it is occurring, and it becomes a "fact" which cannot be disproven. It just makes no sense for the Syrian government to provide NATO with an excuse to invade, triggering a world war which would probably include nuclear exchanges.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Torture evidence surfaces (revised)


(CNN) -- A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found "direct evidence" of "systematic torture and killing" by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report.
[...]
CNN cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the photographs, documents and testimony referenced in the report, and is relying on the conclusions of the team behind it, which includes international criminal prosecutors, a forensic pathologist, an anthropologist and an expert in digital imaging.
from Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime

Let this be a lesson to torturers: stop photogs at the door.

I doubt this is what the article claims - it appears to be more of the same described many times in this blog, perpetrated by the usual suspects [1], given a bogus narrative ("intelligence gathering") which hints at the dark reality, and blamed on Assad in an attempt to start another war, which would probably lead to "Armageddon." Otherwise, it makes no sense.

Notes

Revision: largely rewrote note 1.

[1] In this case, perhaps they're lurking among Assad's military - the Syrian war seems to be a variation on the "war on terror" reign of terror, in which "black-ops" agents on both sides commit all sorts of atrocities in order to fan the flames of warfare and to provide an excuse for their counterparts on the other side to commit atrocities. Note that the Taliban spokesman who took credit for the recent Kabul suicide bombing "justified" it as revenge for an attack which killed Afghan civilians. The Taliban might have provided the bomber, but I doubt they were the ones who got the bomber past secuity.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The "war on terror" grinds on

Two Britons and two Americans were among at least 21 people killed when a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked one of Kabul's most popular restaurants.
[...]
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in reprisal for an Afghan military operation earlier in the week against insurgents in eastern Parwan province, which they said killed many civilians.

"The target of the attack was a restaurant frequented by high-ranking foreigners," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an emailed statement.
from Kabul restaurant attack: three UN staff and local IMF head among 21 dead

You'll never understand the actual goal if you listen to him, but I no longer feel at liberty to express my opinion on such matters.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Record-setting Arctic outbreak despite global warming (revised)

“One of the coldest arctic air masses in nearly 30 years” is likely to hit the Plains and Midwest this weekend, placing some all-time cold records in jeopardy,say forecasters.

States such as Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will see lows in the minus teens and minus 20s F (-23 to -33 C). Add sub-zero winds to the mix and it could feel more like the minus 50s and minus 60s, meteorologists warn.
from USA – Record-breaking deep freeze could prove fatal

Well, thank our carbon emissions for global warming - imagine how cold it would have been without it!


Notes
Revision: Corrected spelling of "outbreak" in title.