We live in a world engulfed in conflict, turmoil, and deception. At the same time, we also live in a world full of love, beauty, honesty, and community. There exists a stark contrast between what is happening on our planet and what the masses desire. Poverty, war, greed, pollution, and more have sparked numerous humanitarian movements and independent media initiatives to help speed up the massive shift in human consciousness that is currently taking place.
War remains, to the detriment of all, a bedrock of modern society. But it doesn’t need to be. Though the citizens of countries around the world are immensely patriotic, thanks largely to government efforts, much of it is false patriotism. Many soldiers are made to believe that what they do is necessary, that their actions are heroic and required for the preservation of ‘national security.’ Little do those soldiers know that their country(s) and the powerful group of people who run them are creating a conflict and using that conflict to blame other groups, all for the purpose of justifying military action.
This has been the trending thought on what just happened in Syria, when Donald Trump made the announcement that “Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.” (source)
His statement echoes those made by many past presidents, always pointing toward a threat greater than themselves. President Eisenhower coined the term “military industrial complex,” while JFK called it a “system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.” He went on to emphasize how its “preparations are concealed, not published” and that “no expenditure is questioned no rumor is printed” and “no secret is revealed.”
A quote from Theodore Roosevelt sums it up well:
Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people.
From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare, they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. (source)
Before we get to the issue at hand, the facts above are important to be aware of. Every single year we’ve seen presidents do nothing but follow the will of their masters. The fact remains that we live in a corporatocracy, not a democracy. Instructions flow from the big banks to the corporations and into the government, not the other way around. Financial interests and corporate agendas dictate government policy, and there are countless examples to prove it.
The destabilization of countries is nothing new. The question is, are some governments putting efforts into destabilizing these countries in order to put in place a system that aligns and cooperates with their own interests? When it comes to the recent chemical attack, Western mainstream media is pinning the blame on Bashar al-Assad, claiming that he is attacking his own people. This prompted a quick response from the Western military alliance, as they fired approximately 50 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military base in response to Assad’s supposed attack on his people.
On the other side of the coin, Assad’s regime, along with allies like Russia, Iran, and China, are saying that’s not what happened, and that Assad has not been attacking his people. For example, Assad’s top political and media advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban, recently expressed to RT that the U.S. is bombing those who are fighting the terrorists, stating that “the US, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the ones who supported this attack, and they are the very countries who had been facilitating the coming of terrorists and arming them against the Syrian people and against our country.”
So, How Do We Know Who to Believe?
Welcome to the world of Western mainstream media, where we are constantly given viewpoints that contradict those offered by the countries they concern, particularly when it comes to war and conflict. This is why, instead of having a separate entity determine for us what “fake news” is, and have Facebook and other organizations limit information available on social media, we need, as Edward Snowden said, a citizenry capable of critical thinking. We’ve gotten to a point where it’s one side versus another, so who do we believe? It becomes much easier to make sense of all this information if we do independent research, make connections, and think critically instead of just sitting in front of our televisions watching mainstream corporate media.
When it comes to the issue in Syria, what would be the critical thinking process? Personally, I take a step back and examine the evidence that’s being provided. When it comes to the idea that Assad has attacked his own people with chemical weapons, this is “intelligence” received by mainstream media.
This is disturbing, especially when you consider the fact that multiple award winning journalists have come out publicly telling the world that mainstream media outlets are paid by governments, that there is a high intelligence agency influence, and that a lot of the news on mainstream media is actually “fake news.” It started with Operation Mocking Bird and continues to this day. This is exactly what these journalists are expressing.
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On the other side of the coin, we have documented and verified information, rather than ‘intel’ coming from mainstream media, that these so called ‘terrorists’ were created by the same military alliance that’s supposedly going after them. It’s called false flag terrorism, where one power (or country) creates a false threat and blames it on another country in order to justify the invasion of that country.
This sentiment is so strong amongst those in the know that it is towering over the mainstream media narrative, so much so that they labelled it as ‘fake news.’ A couple of years ago there was an “International Conference on the New World Order,” in fact, where a number of academics, politicians and other ‘insiders’ discussed it.
One of the speakers at that conference was Michel Chossudovsky, an award-winning author, an emeritus professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, and the founder and director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He has served as an economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has consulted for several international organizations. If you want to go through some of the documented evidence of false flag terrorism, his books are a great place to start.
He argues that “Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase in retaliation for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people confirms that the ‘False Flag’ Chemical Weapons attack scenario first formulated under Obama is still ‘on the table.’ Our analysis (including a large body of Global Research investigative reports) confirms unequivocally that Trump is lying, the Western media is lying and most of America’s allies are also lying.” (source)
He wrote a piece, published in 2012, about how the Pentagon not only provided chemical weapons to Al Nusra, an affiliated Al Qaeda terrorist organization, but also trained the rebels in the use of these weapons. Washington has always pointed its finger at president Bashar al Assad, in spite of the fact that a United Nations independent commission of inquiry confirmed as early as May 2013 that the rebels, not the government, have chemicals weapons in their possession and were using sarin nerve gas against the civilian population.
And once these Al Qaeda rebels had been supplied and trained in the use of WMDs by military contractors hired by the Pentagon, the Syrian government would then be held responsible for using the WMD against the Syrian people.
This in turn would provide a justification for a humanitarian R2P intervention to “protect” and come to the rescue of the Syrian people.
Believe it or not: that is the justification for waging a “humanitarian war” on Syria.
Additionally, the following Mail Online article was published and subsequently removed. Note the contradictory discourse: “Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al Assad,” “White House gave green light to chemical weapons attack.” You can read more about this here.
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.” (source)
– Robin Cook, former British Foreign Secretary
Prof Michel Chossudovsky goes on to explain that CNN accuses Bashar Al Assad of killing his own people while also acknowledging that the ‘rebels’ “are not only in possession of chemical weapons, but that these ‘moderate terrorists’ affiliated with Al Nusra are trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.“
The Pentagon’s mandate was to ensure that the rebels aligned with Al Qaeda would not acquire or use WMD. They did so by training them in the use of chemical weapons:
The training, which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor and secure stockpiles and handle weapons sites and materials, according to the sources. Some of the contractors are on the ground in Syria working with the rebels to monitor some of the sites, according to one of the officials.
The nationality of the trainers was not disclosed, though the officials cautioned against assuming all are American.
It’s easy to understand why so many people deem this a ‘conspiracy theory,’ because these scenarios are so immoral that it’s difficult to accept they’re really happening.
Former Four Star General Wesley Clark, who was the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe of NATO from 1997-2000, has spoken out about this subject. In an interview with Democracy Now, Clark said that the U.S. had plans to invade countries in the Middle East, including Syria, for no justified reason at all. He offered the sentiments of some within the American military, that they have a “good military” and that they can “take down governments.” He spoke of a memo that described how the U.S. had “plans to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran.” (source)
Perhaps this is why the Pentagon was caught paying a PR firm over $500 million to create fake terrorist videos?
Many also suggest that false flags go as far as staging events with actors, that some of the tragic events we’ve seen don’t even cost human lives.
At the same time, human beings are being killed to justify military intervention..
This topic was also brought up when Netflix aired the White Helmets documentary, which portrays the White Helmets as a heroic group saving the lives of innocent Syrian civilians. Their video footage captures the chaos and tragedy that’s taking place in Syria, and features the group peacefully helping injured civilians as they fight, without using violence, against the war and terror that ensue.
The list of evidence goes on and on, and while you may think that this is a biased article, it’s simply sharing a small fraction of evidence pointing toward false flag terrorism. If this is true, it must first be acknowledged, discussed, and talked about openly rather than being ridiculed by Western mainstream media.
We cannot provide a solution if we cannot even identify the problem. It’s time to wake up. In the grand scale of things, these events do nothing but serve our collective interests. They serve, they exist, and they are happening for us to learn from them and open our eyes. They require our critical thinking in order for us to bring them to an end. Evidence continues to surface allowing us to see these facts. The innocent people who have had to suffer through all of this deceit, at a soul level, are playing a very brave and heroic role.
It can be easy to feel disheartened and depressed taking in all of this information and contemplating war, but it’s an experience happening on our planet for a reason. We can lower our heads in shame, disgust, and disbelief, or we can see it for what it is: an opportunity for humanity to learn from, move beyond, and let go of the past.
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