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The West’s narrative in Syria unravels

The Western narrative blaming President Assad for the war in Syria is disintegrating in the face of the reality of Jihadist terrorism and ISIS.




From its inception, it was clear to many that George W. Bush’s ‘war on terror’ was a total sham. It was rhetorical cover for a premeditated plan to systematically remove sovereign governments, mostly in the secular Arab world, under the totally false pretext that they were sponsors of Islamic terrorism.

The fact that such states were enemies of Islamic terrorism didn’t matter, the narrative was set. Those of course were the Bush years where to quote the man whose eloquence at times rivalled that of Vitaly Klitschko, “You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists”.

But these are the Obama years and this pretext of fighting terror has more or less been abandoned.

How ironic then that the treats of international terrorism, widely exaggerated during the Bush years are now dangerously realistic threats.

How ironic is it also that the same states which prior to 2003 loathed Islamic extremism are now states which have been destabilised to the point that they are hotbeds of Islamic extremism.

Iraq’s weak government has allowed a group now known as ISIS to form in the north of the country, although their atrocities in Iraq are no longer limited to their Mosul stronghold.

Western attempts to overthrow the government in Damascus, starting in 2011, have allowed ISIS to capture many parts of Syria’s east and northern regions.

The failed state of Hillary Clintonstan, once the most prosperous country in Africa, is now a failed state, where ISIS and likeminded mobs run rampant. This is of course Libya. Far from surprising, these developments were predicted and America and her allies were warned of the consequences, but they didn’t listen. This is also not surprising.

As I’ve written previously, the world stands closer to the brink of war than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis, yet like the events of 1962, the current crisis could be avoided. 

As for the dangers of the new-breed of international Islamic terrorism, they cannot be avoided but they instead ought to be confronted.

Here in terms of both policy and narrative, the west has totally abandoned its own people. It is the atheists of democracy, it is the antithesis of good sense.

The bigger question is this: Do people in western countries believe the new narrative that largely ignores the complexities and urgency implicit in the fight against Islamic terrorism and buy the increasingly tired ‘Assad Must Go’ line?

It seems the line isn’t working. In countries where there exists the combination of a generally poor historical education and a media which withholds facts or tells outright untruths about foreign affairs, it is not surprising if talk of regimes in far off lands, is a bit like explaining the joys of abstract expressionism to Stevie Wonder.

But people still tend to get that President Assad’s men aren’t putting bombs in the streets of New York, people have grasped that The Syrian Arab Army didn’t shoot up a musical concert in Paris, people know that it wasn’t Ba’athist paratroopers that came to Belgium to slaughter civilians at an airport.

They know that such people were ISIS style terrorists who have nothing to do with President Assad.

By extrapolation therefore, people are starting to wonder if in countries in the Middle East, the trouble are terrorist gangs/cults rather than the legitimate government of Syria.

After all, the US supports the government in Iraq (however flaccidly) who are fighting ISIS and their cohorts, but they are doing the opposite in Syria.

There they are actively sponsoring terrorists, acting as the air force for terrorists, and fighting against the government in Damascus, which theoretically is on the same side of the anti-terrorist divide as the far more feeble government in Baghdad.

As the ‘Assad Must Go…please ignore the fact that he’s fighting the most barbaric terrorists in recent memory’ narrative unravels and fails to win over heart and minds in an increasingly demoralised West, one has to again return to the character of Donald Trump.

Whilst he is an outsider, his public profile has allowed him to be the voice of the man in the street who says ‘ISIS frightens me, Assad does not”. Millions are thinking this, but Trump is saying it, and what’s more I have reason to believe him.

Trump is a businessman and a keen marketing man at that, who knows which narratives sell and which ones won’t.

A businessman also knows how to separate the actual competition from the irrelevant. Put simply, if the civilised world is McDonalds than ISIS is Burger King. Vulgar though the analogy is, the logic fits. Both are competing in the same market for the same thing, coexistence won’t necessarily be easy and in this case impossible because burgers don’t kill people…but bombs sure do. By contrast if the civilised world is McDonalds, than Assad is Mercedes-Benz, an organisation making a totally unrelated product in a totally different sector.

So even if one hasn’t the heart to empathise with Trump, have a head and try to see how Trump has arrived at his conclusions.

There’s more to the man than meets the eye and crucially he is helping to unravel a Western narrative on the Middle East that is chocked full of lies and duplicity, one which continues to cost lives and push superpowers to the brink of war.

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“Foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx): Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails was hacked by foreign actor, and it was not Russia.

Alex Christoforou



A stunning revelation that hardly anyone in the mainstream media is covering.

Fox News gave Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) the opportunity to explain what was going on during his questioning of Peter Strzok, when the the Texas Congressman stated that a “foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Aside from this segment on Fox News, this story is not getting any coverage, and we know why. It destroys the entire ‘Russia hacked Hillary’ narrative.

Gohmert states that this evidence is irrefutable and shows that a foreign actor, not connected to Russia in any way, intercepted and distributed Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails.

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Via Zerohedge

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

Daily Caller reports…

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

Gohmert continued..

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn’t remember the “specific” content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

According to Zerohedge “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said – and Horowitz wouldn’t return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn’t remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant “foreign entity” bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the “(C)” classification on several of Clinton’s emails – something the FBI overlooked:

“Holy cow … if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”

Via Zerohedge

In November of 2017, IG McCullough – an Obama appointee – revealed to Fox News that he received pushback when he tried to tell former DNI James Clapper about the foreign entity which had Clinton’s emails and other anomalies.

Instead of being embraced for trying to expose an illegal act, seven senators including Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) wrote a letter accusing him of politicizing the issue.

“It’s absolutely irrelevant whether something is marked classified, it is the character of the information,” he said. Fox News reports…

McCullough said that from that point forward, he received only criticism and an “adversarial posture” from Congress when he tried to rectify the situation.

“I expected to be embraced and protected,” he said, adding that a Hill staffer “chided” him for failing to consider the “political consequences” of the information he was blowing the whistle on.

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Donald Trump plays good cop and bad cop with a weak Theresa May (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 55.

Alex Christoforou



US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was momentous, not for its substance, but rather for its sheer entertainment value.

Trump started his trip to the United Kingdom blasting Theresa May for her inability to negotiate a proper Brexit deal with the EU.  Trump ended his visit holding hands with the UK Prime Minister during a press conference where the most ‘special relationship’ between the two allies was once again reaffirmed.

Protests saw giant Trump “baby balloons” fly over London’s city center, as Trump played was his own good cop and bad cop to the UK PM, outside London at the Chequers…often times leaving May’s head spinning.

Even as Trump has left London, he remains front and center in the mind of Theresa May, who has now stated that Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Brexit.

Trump had mentioned to reporters on Friday at a joint press conference with Theresa May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May: “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them.” May added…

“What the president also said at that press conference was `Don’t walk away. Don’t walk away from the negotiations. Then you’re stuck.”‘

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris summarize what was a state visit like no other, as Trump trolled the UK PM from beginning to end, and left London knowing that he got the better of a weakened British Prime Minister, who may not survive in office past next week.

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It wasn’t exactly clear what Trump meant. The revelation came after explosive and undiplomatic remarks Trump made this week about May’s leadership — especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations — as he made his first official visit to Britain.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday — just as May was hosting Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner — Trump said the British leader’s approach likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

He also praised May’s rival, Boris Johnson, who quit last week as foreign secretary to protest May’s Brexit plans. Trump claimed Johnson would make a “great prime minister.”

The comments shocked many in Britain — even May’s opponents — and threatened to undermine May’s already fragile hold on power. Her Conservative government is deeply split between supporters of a clean break with the EU and those who want to keep close ties with the bloc, Britain’s biggest trading partner.

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Deep State poster boy Peter Strzok gives bizarre testimony that goes viral (Video)

The face of the Deep State.

Alex Christoforou



If you were not convinced that the Deep State exists, then look no further than Peter Strzok’s bizarre, yet revealing, congressional testimony, showcasing the arrogance and smugness of a powerful FBI agent who worked diligently to push a fake Trump-Russia narrative onto the American public.

Via Zerohedge

While Peter Strzok’s marathon Congressional testimony was full of bickering, chaos and drama – mostly between members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees – a clip of the disgraced FBI agent’s seemingly giddy reaction after answering a question is creeping people out.

Some have suggested that Strzok’s reaction was “Duper’s delight” – a hidden smirk that slips out at an inappropriate moment when a liar celebrates a successful manipulation.

Watching Peter Strzok, its hard, if not impossible to believe that this man is not a psychopath, who hated Trump so much that he was willing to forward a collusion story that has cost American taxpayers millions, and torn American society apart.

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The video clip even had Donald Trump Jr retweeting it, as he labeled Strzok “the creepiest person in America.”

Via RT

One particular moment from Peter Strzok’s raucous congressional hearing left Twitter users confounded and disturbed, even prompting Donald Trump Jr to label the FBI agent “the creepiest person in America.”

Strzok faced the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Thursday to answer questions about his conduct during the 2016 investigations into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The lengthy hearing quickly descended into a partisan shouting match, as Republicans and Democrats interrupted each other’s questions, heckling or applauding Strzok.

Strzok’s peculiar reaction to one question caught the eye of viewers and many took to Twitter to confirm that their eyes weren’t deceiving them.

Strzok’s facial expressions were also noticed by the congressmen in the room and prompted one of the most dramatic moments of the hearing when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused Strzok of outright lying.

“I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk; how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page,” Gohmert told Strzok, referring to the agent’s extramarital affair with his former colleague Lisa Page, with whom he exchanged anti-Trump text messages. Gohmert’s comment sparked vociferous objections from Democrats.

The hearing evoked a significant reaction, with many describing it as a farce. Former New York mayor and current attorney to US President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, labelled it a “disgrace” and said it “taints the entire Mueller witch hunt.”

“President Trump is being investigated by people who possess pathological hatred for him. All the results of the investigation are ‘fruit of the poison tree’ and should be dismissed,” he added.

Democrats seemed to agree with that sentiment, as California Congressman Ted Lieu said it was “a stupid and ridiculous hearing.”

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