IFMSA and IPPNW Students Issue Joint Call for Nuclear Abolition and Peacebuilding

Members of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations are offering world leaders – and particularly leaders of the nine (9) remaining nuclear-armed nations on Earth – their most timely, honest and accurate diagnosis, treatment and cure. It is certainly no stretch to describe nuclear weapons as a deadly cancerous threat to both this current generation and those generations yet unborn.
Now more than ever is the time for responsible international leaders in all fields of human endeavor to remember the wisdom of the generally-accepted rule advising to “…follow doctors’ orders.” Successfully treating and removing the very real deadly threat and manifesting true healing means ridding the Earth of nuclear weapons. That means as rapidly as possible, starting here and now in late 2018.
It means increasingly powerful efforts and striving to achieve what cynical doubters and self-interested warmongers say is impossible. The obvious cure, the surest path to peace and wisest action, is ridding the Earth of immeasurably dangerous nuclear weapons now … and forever.

IPPNW peace and health blog

Press release, dated 26 November 2018, from the students of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA).

The prevalence of peace is a major determinant of a society’s health and together they represent a vital determinant of a sustainable future and society. The deterioration of peace in many regions of this world has been associated with negative outcomes on health. Recent war strategies have breached international humanitarian law and used attacks on not only healthcare facilities but also healthcare workers and civilians as a tactic causing death tolls to rise.

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Skullduggery

When will the immeasurably important, near universally censored, unprecedented-in-magnitude Bill Browder-Magnitsky Act scandal finally – and rightly – crash, burn and become tossed away to where it belongs – on the ash heap of history?

The Naked Hedgie

Today I break my rule to only post on my own articles at this blog. The following article by a person who preferred to remain anonymous struck me as such a disturbingly powerful punch in the gut, I decided to post it here amongst my scribblings. A different style, different imagination… stuff that makes the writer in me slightly jelaous… It is a first-person account written fom the viewpoint of Bill Browder, the protagonist of my book “Grand Deception” (which was twice stricken from Amazon by Bill Browder’s lawyers). Here goes:

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Syria’s U.N. Envoy Issues Searing Attack On U.S., U.K., France Narrative.

by Jerry Alatalo

United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley – after Syria’s Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari delivered a searing oratorical attack on the U.S., U.K. and France. (Security Council Meeting – September 6, 2018)

ersons who have followed tragic events in Syria over the course of over seven (7) years since warring began in March 2011 can understand the frustration felt by Syria’s United Nations Ambassador Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari. His nation and its people have been victim to a historic criminal, covert, organized war of aggression using terrorist mercenaries leading to the deaths of an estimated 500,000 human beings.

One who has observed events unfolding across the span of years might wonder what spiritual, emotional or moral reserves Dr. al-Jaafari has turned to for maintaining his sanity and continuing to fight the diplomatic battles inside the increasingly hostile United Nations Security Council.

If the leaders of the United States, United Kingdom and France can somehow come to their moral senses and choose not to order another false flag chemical weapons event in Syria, in the process opting not to attempt an illegal military strike meant to overthrow the Syrian government, – then perhaps the Syrian people can finally experience a long-awaited peace.

If only … Bashar al-Jaafari’s blistering oratory at the September 6, 2018 meeting of the U.N. Security Council will most certainly not become reported or shown on Western corporate media, continuing the total blackout on his U.N. activities since March 2011.

If only … Should civilization rise to the occasion, manage to avert the unspeakable, and future generations experience the opportunity of discovering transcripts of U.N. Security Council meetings from 2011-2018, among those who will stand out more than others, recognized and honored by people years from now, will be Syrian Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari.

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(Partial transcript)  

“As I’m sure you’re aware, President, Syria and its allies are engaged in a ferocious battle against terrorist organizations such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda, Jabhat Al-Nusra, the Al Nusra front, and others. And I’m pleased to say that we are winning that ferocious war – against terrorists, may I repeat. We do not need to use the prohibited chemical weapons to stamp out terrorism, nor would we.

“As I’m sure you’re aware, those who have waged war against international terrorism, and you have all done so in your way, you all know that we cannot give ground to political blackmail and to the threats posed by terrorist organizations. Nor can we give way to political blackmail by governments including the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, of France, who have engaged in prohibited acts in Syria, to witt: support for terrorists and terrorist attacks.

“They have given orders to Al Nusra front, to a terrorist group and to its affiliated groups, in particular the White Helmets. Given them orders to use chemical weapons to target civilians in Syria, and then to turn around and accuse the Syrian government of having behind these chemical attacks, and use that as a pretext for their own ends in Syria. The war is in Syria. It’s not in New York, Washington, London or Paris, and we have no beef, as it were, with New York, London, Washington, Paris. We certainly didn’t.

“Our war is against Al Qaeda, which has been responsible for aggression; which carried out an aggressive attack in September 2001 in New York. It has been responsible for attacks in Paris, in London, in other capitals. That is our enemy – a deserved enemy Al Qaeda. And you, – you support and back Al Qaeda against us. And the reward for all of that is that we are forced to wage this war alone. Ask yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, you who are supposed to be responsible for upholding the Charter and international peace and security.

“What would cause Syria to use a prohibited weapon – prohibited internationally, – a weapon that we don’t possess and that will bear no fruit? That will gain us no ground; that will lead to nothing?

“Why would we do that?”

“This is simply being wielded as a pretext by the three countries before-mentioned to carry out aggression.

“Why are people claiming that chemical weapons are being used … and why is the outlandish claim being made that these chemical weapons are only impacting women and children? For what Earthly reason would the Syrian government attack women and children? If we were to use chemical weapons, why wouldn’t we use them against the terrorists? Can you give us the times and the sites when these chemical weapons were used in Syria?

“Why do these governments and terrorist groups … Why are they all able to predict what will happen in terms of chemical weapons? We’ve heard claims here, aired here again today, that chemical weapons attacks are forthcoming. How can you make that claim? How do you know … how do you know that? How do you and the terrorist organizations know that that is likely to happen?

“Fifty-six (56) official letters have gone between ourselves and the OPCW. I beg your pardon …one hundred and fifty-six (156) letters, including some letters addressed to you the Security Council in the OPCW explaining the facts of Syria’s government action, of what we’re doing. But nobody reads these letters.

“Nobody wishes to cooperate with the Syrian government to combat and stamp out terrorism and to prevent the use of chemical weapons. That’s what we’re seeking to do. And why not? …Because certain countries don’t actually wish to resolve the problems in Syria.

“Certain nations are invested in terrorism.

“Why are the Security Council and the OPCW still incapable of handling information provided by Syria in one hundred and fifty-six (156) official letters, most of them provided last year, on a handling of chemical elements, and also reporting the use of toxic chemical substances by terrorist organizations targeting civilians? And the terrorist organizations were allowed to get off scot-free, and the army of the Syrian Arab Republic is accused instead.

“We have many questions. We have detailed them in these letters and we have no answers thereto.  I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

“Over the last eight years the governments of these three countries, – the U.S., the U.K. and France – have supported terrorists. And that is why these three governments in their actions, often indirect but often flagrant, are engaged in behind-the-scenes military action against our country. They illegally deploy military forces in parts of the Syrian territory. These countries impede the political process; they have done so in Astana and Geneva and Sochi, and in so doing they hinder the eradication of terrorism in Idlib.

“They intend to impose a suffocating economic embargo on the Syrian people, and they seek to strangle the financing of the reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation of Syria. These countries will hamper the return of refugees through their actions, and the return of Syrian migrants as well, who wish to return to live in a dignified safe and secure and peaceful way in their country Syria.

“I would like to say to you all that after the destruction of the two last installations, which was reported by Izumi Nakamitsu, and after the dispatch by the OPCW of a mission to verify the destruction of those remaining chemical weapon production facilities, the last two. All of those are facts.

“My country has therefore lived up to all of its obligations. Returning to these chemical weapons production facilities, I repeat: the last two have been destroyed and that has been verified.

“Two days ago we submitted an official letter to the members of the Security Council with specific, accurate and credible information about the preparations underway by terrorist groups in Idlib and in the suburbs of Aleppo, planning the use of toxic chemical substances as part of an attack against civilians.

“We underscored the fact that this is intended to turn around the territorial gains being made by the Syrian army in these regions. It is very clear, President, by way of conclusion … It is very clear.

“It is very sad that certain permanent members, including the current presidency of this Security Council, have mixed up the actual purpose of this meeting and the purpose of tomorrow’s meeting, and confuse the two issues.” 

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(Thank you to The Syrian Mission to the United Nations at YouTube)

John Bolton Military Threat Endangers World Peace.

by Jerry Alatalo

“Locked and loaded.”

any serious world affairs analysts around the Earth share the following interpretation. United States President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton’s threat of military action against the elected Syrian government of Bashar al Assad signals an imminent “false flag” chemical weapons event inside the last remaining terrorist stronghold in Syria – Idlib.

The last (most recent) Syrian false flag (filmed by the White Helmets) occurred in mid-April on the outskirts of Damascus in Douma. It was subsequently shown to actually have been the theatrical filming of Douma residents being washed down with hoses, where no chemical weapons whatsoever were present. After a White Helmets member acted as one who’d yell “Fire!” where there was none in a crowded theater, creating uncalled for panic … he yelled “Chemical attack!”, – whereupon his White Helmets co-conspirator started filming.

The White Helmets video of the non-chemical event quickly became front page news around the Earth, Western leaders Donald Trump of the United States, the United Kingdom’s Theresa May and France’s Emmanuel Macron used the “evidence” to break international law in firing 103 missiles onto Syria … and all despite the fact those in the Douma hospital room where the non-event occurred clarified the truth in short order.

Hassan became famous the world over … That is, everywhere on Earth except the West.

Eleven-year old Hassan Diab of Douma was “center stage” in the fictional video, and soon became known by people the world over. Journalists interviewed him and his father, allowing the father and son to offer the truthful narrative. Others in the hospital room that day, including doctors and nurses, equally achieved their “15 minutes of fame” after sharing the truth of what happened.

Young Hassan, his father, the mentioned attendant doctors, nurses and others traveled to the Hague and gave their full testimonies, including a 2-hours long press conference/question-and-answer session.

After it became clear the alleged Douma event involved people being treated for smoke/dust inhalation from conventional weapons explosions, over four months have passed and neither Donald Trump, Theresa May nor Emmanuel Macron have publicly acknowledged Hassan Diab and the other witnesses. The leaders have ignored the staged event nature of that globally publicized video, and offered no comment, much less offered an extensive explanation or sincere apology for the destruction their missiles wrought.

Outside of the cable news group One America Network, veteran respected British journalist Robert Fisk, and hundreds of independent/internet journalists and media groups, Western corporate news organizations have been just as strangely silent as Trump, May and Macron. In the over four months since Douma, Western “pressitute” journalists have offered no explanation or acknowledgement of the Douma witnesses or their easily available Hague public event.

In March, shortly before the April non-event in Douma, it is instructive to recall that Yulia and Sergei Skripal became the widely reported victims of some type of alleged nerve agent, which Theresa May and her Tory government quickly blamed on Russia. Some have speculated (including this writer) the Skripal incident was part of a coordinated false flag, covert intelligence operation designed to paint Russia and Syria in the minds of the public as “ruthless chemical weapons murderers”, and molding public opinion into acceptance of the eventual Trump, May, Macron illegal attack on Syria.

For five months, despite repeated attempts, Russian government authorities have experienced a total stonewalling and lack of cooperation by the May Tory government on the Skripal affair, with British authorities ignoring clear rules set forth on these types of incidents by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Yulia and Sergei Skripal have made full recoveries from what most experts describe as, – if military-grade nerve agent the United Kingdom alleges was deployed … “multiple times the lethal killing power of sarin” – contact resulting in “certain death”.

Besides a very brief, short-on-depth/detail, no-questions appearance by Yulia Skripal recorded by Reuters, neither her or her father Sergei Skripal have engaged/talked with independent journalists, or even corporate media. The two could be said to have essentially disappeared from the face of the Earth.

In an inverse related manner, the Skripal story shares significant aspects with the Douma story, particularly Western media, Trump, May, Macron … others’ total silence on Yulia and Sergei Skripal.

Shortly before John Bolton’s dangerous and provocative threat of military force against Syria, both the United States and United Kingdom pushed forth extreme, increased sanctions against the Russian Federation – for the alleged responsibility of Russia regarding the March attack on the Skripals. People might want to think about the timing of the harsher sanctions against Russia and Bolton’s threats against Syria, including consideration of another coordinated, covert intelligence false flag operation.

The intention is provision of a pretext for escalated war.

These are unbelievably dangerous developments.

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(Thank you to RT America at YouTube)