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Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacks

Via RT…


Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria.

Gabbard, a Democratic presidential hopeful, became the most-googled candidate during the second primary debate – but the surge of public interest came with renewed attacks against her anti-interventionist agenda. In case you’ve missed it all, Gabbard has been branded a ‘Russian’ spoiler for whichever candidate is eventually picked, and, once again, an apologist for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Joining the chorus of bashers on Sunday was Elliot Higgins, the founder of the UK-based ‘citizen investigation’ outlet Bellingcat, who wrote a whopping 4,000-word piece attacking Gabbard’s negative attitude toward regime change wars. In particular, Higgins didn’t like her skepticism over chemical weapons attacks in Syria reflected on her campaign website. The attacks were used by Washington to justify missile attacks against the country’s government – and by extension continued illegal US military presence in the country.

The mammoth piece starts with screenshots featuring logos of RT and InfoWars (Russian propaganda, dear readers, conspiracy theories!) and goes on to criticize anyone doubting the US-favored narrative about what happened in Syria.

MIT Professor Theodore Postol gets an honorable mention, with whom Higgins no longer debates in person since their encounter in 2018. Back then, Higgins failed to address Postol’s technical criticisms of his investigations and instead resorted to mocking applauses and calling his opponent a tool of Russian propaganda.

While the West squarely laid the blame for most, if not all, chemical incidents in Syria on the government forces – and Bellingcat did their best to “prove” it – Damascus and Moscow have insisted the attacks mentioned by Gabbard and Higgins were false-flag operations by Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Particularly infamous was the one in Douma on April 7, 2018, in which the Oscar-winning ‘White Helmets’ doused unsuspecting children with cold water on camera, so as to fake the treatment of the alleged “victims.” They might not have expected for witnesses to later come forward and speak on the record at the Hague, denouncing the whole affair as staged.

Syrian war aside, some may find a bit of irony in how Bellingcat has found a good use for US taxpayer money, which it receives through one of its sponsors, the National Endowment for Democracy – and then gets to do a little meddling in the 2020 presidential campaign.

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uncle tungsten
uncle tungsten
August 5, 2019

blundercat and higgins couldn’t lie straight in bed. They gave the entire game away when they promoted blatant BS of that shell lying on a bed in Douma: undamaged, this shell had penetrated reinforced concrete roof bounced off the floor and landed upright on a bed. No dent or even a scrape and a gaping hole in roof (probably weeks old). BALONEYCAT with Elliot at the wheel.

The Barking Dog
The Barking Dog
Reply to  uncle tungsten
August 5, 2019

They gave their game up years ago when they pushed that first sarin rocket attack and the NYT fell for it, then when MITers debunked it, finally retracted their fancy graphic poofs on page 132 in the fine print.

Seems he has a real hard on for anyone from MIT. Keeps calling ’em all idiots and not worth his time for a rebuttal. That guy’s a real walking, talking train wreck.

Belching Cat should have been shackled into a stock in PickledDilly Circus years ago and topped off with a stooge hat made up from his leftover underwear inventory..

The Baying Wolf
The Baying Wolf
Reply to  The Barking Dog
August 5, 2019

He reminds me of a porcupine with buttons instead of needles. Push any one of them (or just breathing in their direction will do) and he defaults into a tirade of insults just to avoid responding. I’d say, he’s a perfect fit for the Atlantic Council’s crap fest at large.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
August 5, 2019

You don’t question the narrative. It questions you.

Magic Man In the Sky
Magic Man In the Sky
August 5, 2019

Bellingcat? Is that a spelling mistake for Belling Kike?

BobValdez
BobValdez
August 5, 2019

So, bell-end-crap is still around? Why does any decent news provider even waste breath on this idiot?

Easy Pickin's
Easy Pickin's
Reply to  BobValdez
August 5, 2019

Because he’s the perfect epitome of his boss, the Atlantic Council and its agenda: Full of crap up to his ears and just keeps barfing it out to make room for more.

moscowexile
moscowexile
August 5, 2019

I don’t think Englishman Higgins “just wrote” those above words in his Tweet.

Present perfect, not past simple, which is North American English usage.

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee Fi Fo Fum
Reply to  moscowexile
August 6, 2019

‘I’ve just written’ vs. ‘I just wrote’? You may be on to something there.

You’d think someone with his illustrious background in underwear sales would have written “I done did write it. Yes I did. ‘

The man-child’s a charlatan for hire and a pompous ignoramus to boot.

David A Palmer
David A Palmer
Reply to  Fee Fi Fo Fum
August 6, 2019

Please, get it right – Second Hand underwear sales!

Tory AMerican
Tory AMerican
August 5, 2019

If Gabbard was pro 2nd, I’d vote for her over Trump.

Jeez, another self-proclaimed genius chimes in
Jeez, another self-proclaimed genius chimes in
Reply to  Tory AMerican
August 6, 2019

Lest you forget, the 2nd was written so that we could shoot your Tory asses dead there, fellow – and collect a bounty afterwards.

Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
August 5, 2019

America has ‘assets’ in Idlib. Maybe they can arrange a safe corridor to Clinton’s Chappaqua digs for them. I’m sure they can still get a few billion from the Saudis for arranging it, maybe for a presidential porn library for Bill to wither away his last moments in or some such.

DJ Trumpster
DJ Trumpster
Reply to  Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
August 5, 2019

I like your style there fellow. Maybe you should join my tweet team.

Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
Reply to  DJ Trumpster
August 5, 2019

Well, I don’t like yours and no thanks.

DJ Trumpster
DJ Trumpster
Reply to  Bye Bye Ms. American Pie
August 6, 2019

Well, at least I don’t lie like Tulsi does. It’s not al Qaeda I supported but al Nusra, until they changed their name again and you’ll have to ask the walrus who it is we’re training now.

The Baying Wolf
The Baying Wolf
August 5, 2019

Why does the bell on the bellingcat always signal another false flag operation? I thought these guys were supposed to operate in stealth mode, like google. I’d say he was better off with his old handle, brown noses aka the neocon poopoo patrol. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Herbert Dorsey
Herbert Dorsey
August 5, 2019

Most informed persons knew that Assad did not launch chemical weapons against his own people in Syria and that whole story was Western propaganda to support their illegal regime change operation there. Actually Assad won the last referendum by a large margin and is highly supported by the Syrian peop!e. The NED is part of the regime change operation. Source: “CIA: Crime Incorporated of America “.

Thank God there are still people like Tulsi Gabbard left in our government that have the courage to tell the truth!

Tellin' it like it is
Tellin' it like it is
Reply to  Herbert Dorsey
August 6, 2019

You only have had to observe the propagandistic fervor of the MSM’s reporting (loosely applied term) on Aleppo and their near total avoidance of anything happening in Mosul or Raqqa to know something’s seriously rotten in Denmark.

It’s called a tell and a major one at that. It means that the fix was long in for regime change by assassin’s hook or by jihadi terrorist crook and don’t believe a single solitary thing coming from those sources hard at work to push their narrative on you..

Tjoe
Tjoe
August 5, 2019

Bellycat can stick it up their ass

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
August 5, 2019

“Elliott Higgins” is not only funded by known neocon NGOs, but also by the Foreign Office. As significantly, of course, he’s a Zionist Jew and I’d bet a Mossad agent. The key to the Syrian war has always been in Israel – get its stooges in the West to take out its enemies (Syria after Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya). Until this is openly acknowledged we won’t get anywhere is stopping these murderous Mid East wars. It will all end in disaster, of course, for Israel itself.

Deep State Perverts
Deep State Perverts
Reply to  ManintheMoon
August 6, 2019

He seems to have an overt fascination with ball-sucking as well. Epstein probably introduced him to Mossad who introduced him to the Atlantic Council.

A.Dhooghe
August 6, 2019

Doubt Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat, he is the choosen person as front of an organisation that leads him

Doogie Howser
Doogie Howser
Reply to  A.Dhooghe
August 6, 2019

No doubt they pulled his Brown Noses incarnation out of their derrieres, cleaned him up and elevated him to knee-puppet status.

Guy
Guy
August 6, 2019

You know damn well that when they expend that much energy to demonize someone running for presidency that they are sacred as hell of the individual .To top it off Tulsi is the only one that dares tell the truth and to talk about issues that matter ,like it or not .Hopefully the American people will wake up and notice .

David A Palmer
David A Palmer
August 6, 2019

Higgins is NOTHING but a mouthpiece for the Wests Warmongers and a complete Russophobic Twat! He is akin to that asshole in Coventry – The Syrian Observatory is run by a clothes shop owner in Coventry who supports regime change in Syria. And yet it has become a key source for atrocity claims in Syria for corporate media across the globe yet the bloke hasnt been to Syria for over 14 Years! Tulsi Gabbard speaks for Billions of people in the World who KNOW why the USA and its sycophants (UK, France etc etc) want regime change, Assad wont do… Read more »

interested
interested
August 7, 2019

Pardon all, but where is the – you know, the actual article ?
All I see is white space under the photos (which themselves are not clickable). From comments below, this appears to be a written article located somewhere above ? …instead of TheDuran video ?

Steve Brown
Steve Brown
September 2, 2019

Bellingcrap is a massive disgrace and an abomination, which is why the major media pushes Bellingcrap’s crap… By the way you can contact Bellingcrap at contact (at) bellingcat.com and just ask them if they are scum, and they will of course reply in the affirmative.

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