Thursday, September 29, 2016

US Propaganda Machine Now in Overdrive to Fight Russia in Syria

Some extracts from the article:

“…In this war in Syria and broader Middle East, if the truth be known, US-led coalition forces are the true bad guys protecting their fellow bad guys as their proxy war terrorist allies that the US itself created decades ago while at the same time combating the only true fighters against terrorism in Syria – Russia, Syria, Iran, Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian Kurds…

Without any evidence to back up her completely bogus claim, the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power keeps accusing Putin as the perpetrator of what turns out most likely to be another US staged terrorist rocket attack that a week ago destroyed 18 of 31 trucks killing 21 in a UN aid convoy, thus resulting in suspension of relief efforts to the people of Aleppo…

WHITE HELMETS: terrorists posing as Syrian civil defense, funded by the West.

It’s now come to light that a privately funded NGO security firm owned by a former British military intelligence officer (not unlike Blackwater) hires fake first responders that pose as Syria Civil Defense covertly operating with Western security forces most often in terrorist embedded areas. 

They’re called the White Helmets and most likely last week worked in cahoots with the local terrorists to pull off the false flag so that Empire could conveniently blame Putin for the so-called airstrikes out of some twisted revenge that only diabolical forces of the US crime cabal could dream up…

Obviously, the most damning evidence indicating that the US never intended to honor the ceasefire agreement came when US-led coalition jets attacked a Syrian Arab Army position near Deir Ezzor airbase on Saturday, September 17th that the US feebly claimed was “an accident.” 

The Russians had to call the Americans twice for the hour long airstrikes to finally be called off. The incident that killed at least 70 Syrian soldiers and wounded over 100 allowed sufficient air cover for nearby ISIS terrorists to wage a successful assault within seven minutes after the airstrikes began to advance forward to overtake the attacked Syrian high ground.

The Damasus government intercepted a conversation between the US military and ISIS just prior to the airstrikes, confirming they were premeditated, well-coordinated, and deliberate acts of aggression that violate international law and more than anything else expose US Empire’s true intentions all along in the Middle East to protect its terrorist ally.

The UN convoy attack two days later was mere camouflage in a vain attempt to disguise US criminality for the Saturday airstrikes involving the US, Australian, and UK warplanes. 

Because the Syrian government forces were clearly winning the war against the terrorists and closing in on the final ISIS strongholds of East Aleppo and Raqqa, the Washington neocons were deceitfully using the ceasefire and months of Vienna talks as opportunity for its proxy terrorist allies to regroup and then launch its latest volley in the propaganda war to smear both Assad and Putin with this most recent barrage of verbal attacks… Right now Washington is conditioning Americans for a world war against Russia…

Still another hugely significant development from last Tuesday receiving a Western media blackout again proves that the US Empire and its Western puppets are behind the terrorists. A Russian missile attack destroyed a secret field operations room in west Aleppo province just three days after the Syrian soldiers were killed in the US airstrike. Three caliber missiles from Russian warships were responsible for killing 30 military intelligence officers from the US, Israel, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, confirming  that the US Empire is leading all terrorist operations in Aleppo province…

Where there is no will to achieve peace through diplomacy, as the double-crossing US has demonstrated, Russia, Syria, and Iran have concluded that the only solution is through achieving a military victory against all the terrorists as well as their Western sponsors in Syria…

It was recently reported that US Special Forces are stationed at seven different military bases in Northern Syria. With both Turkish and American boots now on the ground firmly and illegally entrenched on Syrian soil… 

With upwards of 400,000 Syrians killed in the near half dozen year war that the US caused, and over 11 million people displaced constituting half of Syria’s prewar population, it is the US Empire that is truly the most brutally barbaric enemy to the entire world. 

Up to 30 million humans and counting have been murdered around the globe in the 37 nations that the US has attacked just since WWII.

And with all its lies and disinformation, the United States is bent on igniting a global war that will likely dwarf in both death toll and human tragedy the two world wars from the last century combined. So let’s not be fooled by the sleight of hand deadly deceptions spun by the ruling elite’s puppet show from Washington that’s currently waging a genocidal war against all of the humanity.

Read the complete article:

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer… After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at

Friday, September 16, 2016

Through travel, we can experience and marvel at the rich and diverse cultures, environments and species that share our world. We come to appreciate that this is the only world we have, and everything is interconnected. 
What we do (or don’t do) in one place, can have impacts on the other side of the world, in all sorts of ways. 
It is a sobering thought that the simple act of shopping somewhere, can be causing horrendous slaughters somewhere else.
From this. . . 

To this. . .

September 22 is World Rhino Day 

In Vietnam, the Javan rhino now survives only on a postage stamp. . .

Sadly, Vietnam no longer has any rhinos. The last one was illegally killed for its horn. Only very rich people can afford rhino horn. They may believe the myth of medicinal benefits, or that it gives them social status. Actually, it’s just keratin, like finger nails. 

Vietnam and China are two of the main markets for rhino horn, and this consumer demand means that in Africa the killing of rhinos goes on, with thousands of these magnificent animals being poached towards extinction. 

ENV (Education for Nature-Vietnam) and TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring group) are successfully conducting a “rhino horn demand reduction campaign” in Vietnam, because when the buying stops the killing can too. 

This campaign features Vietnamese cultural concepts of “C” (“Strength of Will”) and “Vượng từ Chí, Lụi vì sừng” (“Gain prosperity through inner strength – Invite hardship using rhino horn”) to change habits and false perceptions. Success, masculinity and good fortune come from inner strength of character, not externally from rhino horn.

Wealthy business people and high profile local celebrities are being encouraged to genuinely enhance their status by becoming leaders in corporate social responsibility and wildlife protection.  The message has so far reached millions in the Vietnamese community. The good news is that it is now showing measurable success, with rhino horn consumption rates in Vietnam falling.

The behaviour change impact of the campaign was evaluated at the end of 2015 and shows promising results: 15% of the target audience consumed rhino horn in the last 6 months, but 73% last consumed rhino horn over 12 months ago. 18% more rhino horn users (from 46% in 2014, to 68% in December) now recommend their friends not to consume rhino horn. This is positive, although more work still needs to be done.

Unfortunately, the news out of Africa is not so positive.   

Although it is encouraging to see South Africa’s poaching levels fall slightly, poaching losses are still extremely high. 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa during 2015, a slight decrease on the previous year when a record 1,215 rhinos were illegally killed.  

Worryingly, the crisis has spread to neighbouring countries in southern Africa, with Namibia and Zimbabwe experiencing an exponential increase in poaching. During 2015, Namibia lost 80 rhinos to poaching, up from 25 in 2014 and just two in 2012. In Zimbabwe, it is reported that at least 50 rhinos were poached last year, more than double the previous year. 

For Africa as a whole, the total number of rhinos poached during 2015 was the highest in two decades. Obviously, much more work needs to be done to raise awareness and compassion, and to enforce the laws against wildlife crime.

Bruce McPhie
September 17, 2016

Learn more:

Bring an End to the Killing of Rhinos
Education for Nature-Vietnam's campaign to bring an end to the killing of rhinos: 

TRAFFIC’s Chi Phase II: “Vượng t Chí, Li vì sng”

Save the Rhino - Poaching statistics

Watch the short video with Hong Nhung (1:17) 

Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit
From practical experience, TRAFFIC knows that this approach is working to change the consumption behaviour of wildlife consumers. To extend their expertise to other species, TRAFFIC has developed the Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit, a knowledge bank where tools/information can be found for behaviour change to reduce consumption of endangered wildlife:

TRAFFIC Wildlife Witness
TRAFFIC has partnered with Taronga Zoo, Singapore to create the first global community action smart phone app in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. This app allows tourists and locals to easily report wildlife trade by taking a photo, pinning the exact location of an incident and sending these important details to TRAFFIC.  
More information:


If you observe wildlife or products made from wildlife in restaurants, markets, hotels, or elsewhere in Vietnam, let us know immediately. 

Call our toll-free hotline number - 
1800 1522


If you are in Hanoi on 
September 23 and 24
you are welcome to attend the 
World Rhino Day events:

September 23 & 24, 9:00am - 5:00pm:
Contemporary art exhibition, “Art & Your Social Status”.
September 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm:
Award-winning rhino movies. Discussion with curator, director and film crew.
3rd Floor, Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center, 50 Dao Duy Tu. 


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Standing with Syria
By Margaret Kimberley
The anti-war movement must be united in condemning their own government without reservation or hesitation. -Continue

September 11, 2001:

The 15th Anniversary of the Crime and Cover-up of the Century

“What Really Happened”?

By Dr. Gary G. Kohls

“…The unwelcome, provable facts documenting the conspiracies and the subsequent cover-ups (that are conspiracy theories no longer) that really happened on 9/11/01 is obviously a taboo subject that the mainstream media is terrified of, even among the many supposedly trustworthy investigative journalists that are on the staffs of those stations. 

They apparently have received orders from above to censor the truth, are afraid of losing their jobs or for some other reason can’t handle the truth… 

So the Cover-up of the Crime of the Century (a prosecutable offense) continues, and...corporate-controlled mainstream media...could be prosecuted for their parts in the cover-up because of their decisions to withhold vital information from the public…

9/11 was the justification for 1) stupidly invading Afghanistan and Iraq. 9/11 was also the justification for 2) the formation of the Gestapo-like Department of Homeland Security and the new 3) Surveillance State, both of which have gutted the Constitution. Without the orchestrated events of 9/11, the 4) controversial Patriot Act [as well as 5) every National Defense Authorization Act since then] and the 6) perpetual, enemy-producing ever-lasting “War on Terror” would not be realities.

Without coming clean about the truth of 9/11, neither the nation’s credibility nor the planet can be sustained

The evidence for the above assertions is overwhelming and is easily available for confirmation for anybody with internet access and the ability to overcome their blind patriotism, their cognitive dissonance and their willingness to courageously search for the truth.

My colleagues in the 9/11 Truth community only hope for an honest appraisal of the established facts and that readers will start reading between the lines and start thinking critically.

Twenty-six Questions That Need To Be Asked: 

1) Did you know that a third World Trade Center high-rise building also fell on September 11th? WTC Building 7 was a 47-storey, steel-framed skyscraper located a full block away from the Twin Towers and it was not even hit by any plane. Nonetheless, it fell at near free-fall speed straight down into its own footprint at 5:20 p.m. that afternoon.
2) Did you know that the owner of Building 7, Larry Silverstein, said “We’ve had such a terrible loss of life that maybe the smartest thing to do is “pull it” [Building 7] and they made that decision – to pull – and then we watched the building collapse”? And yet The 9/11 Commission Report never mentioned a thing about Building 7 [“Pull” is an industry term for using controlled demolition.]
3) Did you know that “Lucky” Larry Silverstein was awarded 4.68 billion dollars in insurance claims for the Twin Towers which he had just leased six weeks before 9/11 from the Port Authority of New York. The Port Authority had previously declined to spend the multi million dollars necessary to remove the asbestos and bring the Towers up to code required by law?
4) Did you know that – in the history of architecture – fire has never caused any steel-frame building to collapse, except on 9/11 when three skyscrapers fell at near free-fall speeds despite the fact that there were scores of massive steel columns in the core of each of the Twin Towers?
5) Did you know that almost every one of the WTC steel beams and girders were quickly shipped overseas – before any independent investigation – and melted down? (This is unprecedented and contrary to federal crime scene laws, making Rudy Giuliani indictable for those federal crimes.)
6) Did you know that fighter jets routinely are scrambled the minute any airplane loses contact with the FAA or deviates from its flight path and the jets usually only take 20 minutes to get in the air?
7) Did you know that in the nine months preceding 9/11 there were 67 jet fighter scrambles of wayward airplanes and that on average 100 intercepts occur each year?
8) Did you know that the Secret Service broke established protocols by allowing President Bush to remain in a well-publicized classroom photo op for at least 8 minutes after it was revealed to him that “America was under attack” (when Andy Card informed him that the second plane had hit the second tower)?
9) Did you know that the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has never revealed the unidentified traders who made millions of dollars in profits by short-selling the stocks of American and United airlines that were impacted by the attacks?
10) Did you know that there were countless warnings of “impending terrorist attacks” from at least 11 countries prior to 9/11 and that the threat level for such an attack was ‘blinking red’ according to the Director of the CIA George Tenet?
11) Did you know that Attorney General John Ashcroft, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, author Salmon Rushdie and (according to Newsweek) a group of high-ranking generals at the Pentagon were warned not to fly on 9/11 but never revealed who told them?
12) Did you know that in September of 2000 a NeoConservative group of Republicans known as The Project for A New American Century (PNAC, many of whom would become key officials in the Bush administration the next year) wrote that their proposed massive military buildup would proceed slowly “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”?
13) Did you know that at least 6 of the alleged 9/11 hijackers were reported to be still alive according to BBC and UK print media reports in the weeks following 9/11?
14) Did you know that the FBI has said that there is no evidence to link Osama bin Laden to 9/11 and that Osama was never wanted for the crime of 9/11 on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list?
15) Did you know that the leading scholar of Osama bin Laden (Bruce Lawrence) stated that the December 2001 confession tape, which the Bush White House flaunted, was a fake?
16) Did you know that Secretary of State Colin Powell promised a White Paper proving that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were responsible for 9/11 back in 2001 – but never produced it?
17) Did you know that the Bush administration resisted the formation of the 9/11 Commission for 441 days? Or that similar investigations, such as those for Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination and the space shuttle disasters, all started within one week?
18) Did you know that ”The Jersey Girls” – four courageous 9/11 widows – finally forced the 9/11 Commission into existence and presented many questions, 70% of which were ignored? Or that under the leadership of Bush administration insider, Philip Zelikow, the final report failed to address any of the evidence pointing to official complicity? (And the 9/11 Commission Report never said word one about WTC 7?)
19) Did you know that no official agency (the FAA, FBI or the airlines) has ever released a list of the 9/11 passengers – including the names of the supposed hijackers, but within hours after the attacks, the FBI unbelievably released a definitive list of the 19 so-called hijackers?
20) Did you know that multiple air defense drills (war games) were planned for the morning of 9/11 and that these exercises left only a few pairs of fighter jets available to protect the entire North East Air Defense Sector of the United States leaving Washington and NYC vulnerable to an attack?
21) Did you know that there was no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed near Shanksville, PA. There was only a small smoking hole in the ground, much like a bomb crater, with a pile of planted scrap metal, but that there was debris from the aircraft found 8 miles away at New Baltimore? And that Shanksville Mayor Ernie Stull said three different times in an interview (for a 2003 German documentary) that there was “no airplane”?
22) Did you know that office furniture burns at low temperatures of 600 to 800°F, and that jet fuel (kerosene), an ordinary hydrocarbon, has a maximum burning temperature of 1200°F, but that steel doesn’t start melting until temperatures reach 2750°F?
23) Did you know that tests have shown that cellphone calls – back in 2001 – could not have been made at altitudes over 8,000 feet for any meaningful duration and that, more significantly, United Airlines Flight 93 was proven to be 35,000 to 40,000 feet when calls were said to have been made?
24) Did you know that bombs went off in the North Tower in the sub-basement a few seconds before the first plane hit – according to Willie Rodriguez, a janitor who became known as the last man out and who was awarded a medal by President Bush for his bravery in rescuing dozens of people from the North Tower before it collapsed? Rodriguez testified that he and fellow workers heard multiple explosions coming from various locations in the floors above.
25) Did you know that alleged hijacker Hani Hanjour was known as an incompetent pilot to his trainers and yet he supposedly pulled off an unprecedented 270° turn at 500 mph, diving 7,000 feet in less than 3 minutes? And then supposedly crashed Flight 77 into the least populated, most reinforced section of the Pentagon?
26) Did you know that the mainstream media (MSM) in the US is owned and controlled by five or six major corporate conglomerates and that there has been very limited and sporadic coverage of alternative views about 9/11? Any time the issue of 9/11 is raised, the MSM accuses the questioner of being a conspiracy theorist or even a traitor.

Seventeen of the Best 9/11 Truth Exposes for Truth-seekers who Might Have Limited Amounts of Time for Their Research

Compiled by Gary G. Kohls, MD, past member, Health Professionals for 9/11 Truth

1) “DOD Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Has No Clue About WTC7” (3 Minutes):
2) “9/11 – The Truth in 5 Minutes” – (From the Corbett Report):
3) “The Five Dancing Israelis (Mossad) on 9/11” (7 Minutes):
4) “25 Hard Facts About 9/11” (10 Minutes):
5) “Rumsfeld on 9/10/01: Pentagon is Missing $2.3 Trillion” (11 Minutes):
6) “Who Benefited From 9/11?” (16 Minutes):
7) “Exposing the fraud of 9/11” (22 Minutes):
8) “CIA Insider Tells 9/11 Truth” (23 Minutes):
9) Richard Gage (of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth): “The World Is Ready! (ie, for the truth)” (42 Minutes):
10) “911 What Really Happened?” (25 Minutes):
11) James Corbett’s “9/11 Trillions: Follow the Money” (60 Minutes):
12) “9/11: A Scientific Look at the Evidence” (63 Minutes):
13) “9/11 – Anatomy of a Great Deception” (90 Minutes):
14) David Ray Griffin’s Presentation – “9/11 The Myth and The Reality” (100 Minutes):
15) Massimo Mazzucco’s “September 11 – The New Pearl Harbor” (115 Minutes)
16) “Under Occupation: 9/11 Reality” (Canadian – 120 minutes): “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out” (Full Film from
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth – 140 Minutes):

A Selection of 911 Truth Websites:

Dr Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA. 


Also, there is an impressive collection of well-documented information in this WikiSpooks website, which should be given careful consideration, not summarily dismissed without inspection:

9-11/Israel did it - WikiSpooks

The Post 9/11 Era: Fifteen Years of America’s “War on Terror”.

Years of Horror inflicted on the People of the Middle East

“September marks 15 years since the US state turned the tragedy of the World Trade Centre attacks into a justification for years of brutality and horror inflicted on the population of the Middle East.

The “war on terror”, launched by the administration of president George W. Bush in the weeks following 9/11, revealed the naked barbarity of US imperialism. It extended far beyond the borders of Afghanistan, where the US first invaded, to subject the populations of Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan and beyond to sickening violence.

This war was never about delivering democracy or protecting human rights; it was always about expanding US power... No retrospective of the past 15 years would be complete without also remembering that the war on terror has provoked unprecedented protest… 

More than anything, what the last 15 years of war have demonstrated is that imperialism has to be resisted.