A Message From Buenos Aires.

Posted on August 18, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“The history of the race, and each individual’s experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.”

– MARK TWAIN

366-1While reading an article about Argentina’s financial problems in dealing with a “vulture fund” run by billionaire Paul Singer, a reference was made to another recent article written by Argentinian Adrian Salbuchi. In Mr. Salbuchi’s article he suggested a good part of Argentina’s debt was in the form called “odious”. An example of nations’ odious debt is when corrupt  leaders take multi-billion dollar loans from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund or one of the “too-big-to-fail” mega-banks while knowing the loan proceeds will never be used for benefitting the people living in the particular country.

So-called third world or developing countries have been the victims of large-scale predatory lending in recent history, with unfortunate consequences for citizens but good results for the small number of wealthy who become the recipients of national debt loan proceeds. For those who’ve never heard of John Perkins, or read his geopolitical bestseller “Confessions of An Economic Hit Man”, finding his interviews and reading the book will offer an excellent analysis of how odious debt has come to strangle the economies and living standards of many nations.

With some familiarity of Adrian Salbuchi, and some time passed since last listening to his interviews, it was good to find he uploads videos on his YouTube channel. Around a month ago he uploaded a video which recorded a TV program broadcasted from Buenos Aires as a special English-language production. The program title is “False Flags: Past, Present, and Future” – the subject of which will most likely never go out over the airwaves from U.S. corporate media outlets into the living rooms of American citizens.

In simple terms, a “false flag” event is one where a nation carries out an unexpected attack on itself or others then blames another country/group for it. False flags are engineered to manipulate public opinion in favor of escalated military actions or economic warfare/sanctions against the blamed nation(s) or group(s).

Before getting into the program contents, perhaps it’s worth noting that the term “false flag” has come into the awareness of a great number of men and women around the world since the rise of the internet. Before the internet became popular –  and increasingly the source of news for people who no longer find corporate media credible – if one mentioned the phrase “false flag” they’d find responses such as “what is a false flag?” or “what are you talking about?” But now nearly everyone knows what a false flag is; the phrase has become part of everyday. common language.

“False Flags: Past, Present, and Future” begins with a video clip of President Barack Obama at a press conference during a recent European conference on nuclear weapons safety. In his address, Mr. Obama notes his concern about a “nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan”, which Mr. Salbuchi then suggests may be hinting a possible large-scale false flag. One may be reminded of Barack Obama’s press address some months before the controversial August 2013 chemical attacks in Syria, which nearly resulted in a bombing campaign on that country, where he warned Syria’s using chemical weapons would be crossing a “red line”.

The August 2013 Syrian chemical attacks are now seen by many as a “false flag” event designed to bring about a U.S./U.K./France military attack on Syria, with the citizens of those nations accepting the assertion that Syria’s government/army was responsible. Before the internet, such a false flag action would have been “successful”, the people of the world would have believed Syria’s army did it, and the bombing campaign would have happened. Fortunately, within hours of the chemical attacks, the false flag became the subject of many articles flooding the internet, leading to worldwide knowledge of the deception and 90% opposition to any attack on Syria.

Unfortunately, too often false flags are soon forgotten in the current short-term memory nature of the world’s news cycle. Those who attempt to – or successfully carry out – false flags, instead of properly facing accountability for intentionally deceiving their citizens, somehow remain “off the hook” for their serious and immoral actions. Adrian Salbuchi mentions some of history’s false flags: the USS Maine, the Lusitania, the “surprise” attack of Pearl Harbor, Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin, September 11, 2001 and destruction of the Twin Towers, Britain’s train bombings of July 7, 2005, and others.

In Ukraine, many question whether the February 2014 “Maidan Massacre” – where over 100 civilians and police officers were gunned down by snipers – and the shoot down of Malaysian Flight MH17 were not “false flag” operations. In similar fashion to the Syria chemical attacks, the Maidan Massacre seems to somehow have drifted out of public consciousness and now gets nearly no international media or legal attention. No unbiased investigations were undertaken and carried out to completion; in neither case have the criminals responsible been correctly identified, prosecuted, and punished. Both were major historical, criminal actions. The Maidan Massacre remains an extremely important, of global-consequence, unsolved mass murder event.

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Whether deceptive, harmful, and highly consequential actions falling into the class of “false flag operation” become carried out by leaders of any nation or group, the highest ranking military or intelligence officials of any nation, or covered up/censored by the most powerful media corporations on Earth: humanity must act to expose them, prevent them, demand punishment for those responsible – and protect innocent men, women, and children around the world from their profoundly negative effects.

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(Thank you to Adrian Salbuchi at YouTube)

“Christian Card” Trumps U.S.’ Syria Chemical Attacks Claim?

Posted September 25, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The following article was written by Julie Levesque and Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. It raises very serious questions about who was responsible for the August 21, 2013 chemical attacks in Syria.

(Source of this article: globalresearch.org)

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The chemical attacks which took place in East Ghouta on August 21, 2013 could be the most horrific false flag operation in history.

To date, available evidence indicates that numerous children were killed by “opposition rebels”, their bodies manipulated and filmed with a view to blaming the Syrian government for the attacks, thus sparking outrage and galvanizing worldwide public opinion in favor of another bloody, imperial US-led war.

While confirming the use of chemical weapons against civilians, the UN report has failed to identify the authors of the attacks:

Instead of a non-politicized investigation and lab analysis, the UN investigation of alleged nerve-gas attacks inside Syria was led by Professor Ake Sellstrom, a man of mystery who keeps a veil of secrecy around his research and political-military relationships…

This cosmetic veneer of Swedish neutrality has been deftly exploited by Israel and NATO to perpetrate falsehoods throughout Sellstrom’s work for the UN, including denial of the chemical-and-biological causes for “Gulf War Syndrome” and the shipments of U.S. chemical weapons to the Saddam Hussein regime…

What is publicly known about Sellstrom is that the biochemist heads the European CBRNE Center [Center for advanced Studies of Societal Security and Vulnerability, in particular major incidents with (C)hemical, (B)iological, (R)adiological, (N)uclear and (E)xplosive substances], at Umea University in northern Sweden, which is sponsored by the Swedish Defense Ministry (FOI)…

Umea University is deeply involved in joint research with Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), the Haifa-based university that provides state-of-art technology to the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and its intelligence agencies. Several departments, which are involved in joint Israeli research, participate in multidisciplinary studies at Sellstrom’s CBRNE center…

American ambassador to the UN Samantha Power made emphatically clear that the “nerve gas used in Syria was more concentrated than the nerve gas in Iraq.” Her statement should be rephrased as: “Saddam may have trans-shipped U.S.-supplied nerve gas into Syria, but it wasn’t our nerve gas used against Syrian civilians.”

That is the essential point of the Sellstrom report: To take Washington off the hook for being the major supplier of nerve gas precursors, formulations, delivery technology and storage systems to the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and very possibly Syria (during the Clinton era of good will).

The UN report of chemical weapons on Syria lacks basic credibility due to the duplicitous record of its chief inspector, Ake Sellstrom, who is politically and financially compromised at every level. (Yoichi Shimatsu, The Sellstrom Report: The United Nations’ Syria Inspector Shills for NATO and Israel)

A day beforte the release of the UN Mission report, another carefully documented report by Mother Agnes Mariam de la Croix and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS) was released with minimal media coverage.  (To read the full report in pdf click here large pdf slow download)

Its findings are unequivocal: the videos used by the US and its allies as evidence to blame the Syrian government were staged.

The study says:

From the moment when some families of abducted children contacted us to inform us that they recognized the children among those who are presented in the videos as victims of the Chemical Attacks of East Ghouta, we decided to examine the videos thoroughly…

Our first concern was the fate of the children we see in the footages.  Those angels are always alone in the hands of adult males that seem to be elements of armed gangs. The children that trespassed remain without their families and unidentified all the way until they are wrapped in the white shrouds of the burial. Moreover our study highlights without any doubt that their little bodies were manipulated and disposed with theatrical arrangements to figure in the screening.

If the studied footages were edited and published to exhibit pieces of evidence to accuse the Syrian State of perpetrating the chemical attacks on East Ghouta, our discoveries incriminate the editors and actors of forged facts through a lethal manipulation of unidentified children. (Mother Agnes Mariam de la Croix and the International Support Team for Mussalaha in Syria (ISTEAMS), The Chemical Attacks in East Ghouta Used to Justify a Military Intervention in Syria)

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya who examined the report writes:

The independent ISTEAMS study contradicts the assertions of the Obama Administration and the entire US Intelligence Community […] through simple observations of the video material that has been put forward as evidence by the United States.

The ISTEAMS report does not deny that chemical weapons were used or that innocent Syrians have been killed. What the study does is logically point out through its observations that there is empirical evidence that the sample of videos that the US Intelligence Community has analyzed and nominated as authentic footage has been stage-managed.  This is an important finding, because it refutes the assertions of the representatives of the US Intelligence agencies who testified that the videos they authenticated provide evidence that a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government took place in East Ghouda. (Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Look With Your Own Eyes: The Videos of the Chemical Attacks in Syria Show Tampered Scenes)

A lot of things do not add up in the footage presented by the US government.

 The same little boy in red is in two different locations

At least nine of these children appear in different footage from different locations

 A little boy that appears in two different videos with two different scenarios

Among a series of important findings, the ISTEAMS report notes that even though the attacks are said to have killed over 1400 people, mostly children appear in the videos and several corpses are shown in different videos said to have been shot in various locations.

While this report seriously challenges the assertion that the Syrian government was behind the attacks, it was not covered by the Western mainstream media, toeing the imperial line and parroting Washington’s claims, which still lacking evidence and credibility.

In addition, some controversy arose pertaining to allegations that the rebels were responsible for the attacks and used chemical weapons provided by Saudi intelligence. Dale Gavlak, the co-author of an article containing these allegations, now wants to dissociate herself from the article and is facing threats. Her career is in jeopardy:

The MintPress article, published on 29th August, through interviews with rebels, family members, and villagers in Eastern Ghouta, alleges that elements within the opposition were responsible for the alleged chemical weapons attack on 21st August, and that those chemical munitions had been supplied through Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan…

Dale is under mounting pressure for writing this article by third parties. She notified MintPress editors and myself on August 30th and 31st via email and phone call, that third parties were placing immense amounts of pressure on her over the article and were threatening to end her career over it. She went on to tell us that she believes this third party was under pressure from the head of the Saudi Intelligence Prince Bandar himself, who is alleged in the article of supplying the rebels with chemical weapons.

On August 30th, Dale asked MintPress to remove her name completely from the byline because she stated that her career and reputation was at risk. She continued to say that these third parties were demanding her to disassociate herself from the article or these parties would end her career. On August 31st, I notified Dale through email that I would add a clarification that she was the writer and researcher for the article and that Yahya [Ababneh] was the reporter on the ground, but did let Gavlak know that we would not remove her name as this would violate the ethics of journalism. (Phil Greaves, Syria: Controversy surrounding MintPress Chemical Weapons Ghouta Report)

The information according to which Saudi intelligence was allegedly implicated in the Ghouta chemical attacks was mentioned by a UN official who wished to remain anonymous:

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: “Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.”

When asked who he believed was responsible for the use of chemical munitions in Ghouta, the UN official, who would not permit disclosure of his identity, said:“Saudi intelligence was behind the attacks and unfortunately nobody will dare say that.” The official claims that this information was provided by rebels in Ghouta…

The UN official’s accusations mirror statements made earlier this year by another senior UN figure Carla del Ponte, who last May told Swiss TV in the aftermath of alleged CW attacks in Khan al-Asal, Sheik Maqsood and Saraqeb that there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels had carried out the attack. Del Ponte also observed that UN inspectors had seen no evidence of the Syrian army using chemical weapons, but added that further investigation was necessary. (Sharmine Narwani and Radwan Mortada, Questions Plague UN Syria Report. Who was behind the East Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack?)

All of the above leads us to believe that this attack was one of the most horrific crimes committed in modern history, a diabolical staged operation which consisted in killing small children, producing fake video footage and photo ops of the corpses, all of which was intended to fabricate a pretext for military intervention under a humanitarian mandate.

The mainstream media which has obfuscated these crimes bear a heavy burden of responsibility. The New York Times has smeared the findings of Mother Agnes and her team, accusing her of “defending the regime” and “playing the Christian card”.  The NYT casually dismisses the evidence that the videos are fake. Read the ISTEAMS Report and then judge for yourself.

The war criminals who designed and launched this diabolical staged operation must face justice.

Procedures in the United Nations Security Council directed against the Syrian government  must be suspended.

We invite our readers to consult the ISTEAM Report. Please share the ISTEAM report!

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