When President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian military airbase in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapon incident near the ISIS HQ town Raqqa (an obvious false flag incident) a few days earlier, of the fifty nine Tomahawk missiles launched from US navy ships, only thirty six made landfall. The missiles that reached their target did some damage but the air base, used by aircraft of the Syrian government and planes from Russia, was operational again within hours.
So what happened to the thirty six misslies that disappeared? Maybe Jonathan Roth of RiskHedge learned the answer during an exclusive video interview with Dr. Theodore Karasik, a senior advisor to Gulf State Analytics. The geopolitical analyst says there is an alternate story making the rounds about the United States’ April 7 missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat Airbase in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use of sarin gas on its own people.
“Not all missiles made their target,” says Dr. Karasik, “There were supposed to be 60. One malfunctioned on one of the ships. 36 made target, the remainder did not. And, there’s a question of where did they go?”
Dr. Karasik, a former senior political scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND Corporation, spent the last decade in the Middle East and retains an extensive network in the region.
“The missing [missiles] were either brought down by S-300 battery or were taken over by Russian electronic jamming and were plunged into the sea,” explains Dr. Karasik. “Now, this alternative theory means that the US and Russia have already clashed if you will—technically—with the use of the TLAMs (Tomahawk missiles) and then being intercepted or taken over by Russian control.”
If true, this means the US and Russia have had a direct military confrontation for the first time in decades.
“This is very important,” says Dr. Karasik, “because it illustrates that we’ve had our first encounter with the Russians, and that sets the stage for potentially future encounters between Washington and Russia on the Syrian battlefield.”
In addition, the rationale for the missile strike in the first place—Bashar al-Assad’s sarin gas attack on his own people—may be based on faulty intelligence.
“Apparently, the location of the attack itself is in an industrial area where there are a lot of toxic industrial chemicals located,” says Dr. Karasik. “The attack on this location produced a toxic cloud that was deadly enough, obviously, to kill and maim hundreds. The issue here is that in this particular attack, where this industrial gas was released, this is not in any way related to a sarin-type attack.”
Dr. Karasik says sarin is an odorless agent while victims complained they smelled an odor. He also explains that medics who were treating the victims were not properly dressed to handle sarin gas.
“Yes, there was an industrial toxic agent that killed and maimed people,” says Dr. Karasik. “But, whether or not it was sarin still has not been proven.”
This alternative theory is coming from a number of different places, according to Dr. Karasik, including sources in Washington, the Gulf region, and Russia.
Leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s move to call an early General Election in June this year was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following a police investigation into alleged electoral fraud. Accusing May and the Conservative government she leads of “putting party before country”, UKIP front man Paul Nuttall appeared to suggest an electoral fraud scandal and the ensuing disqualification of sitting members of The House of Commons could rob the government of its slender majority in parliament.
Mrs. May strongly denied she would call a snap election after being chosen, unopposed, as the Conservative leader following the resignation of David Cameron after he was humiliated when the country voted to leave the EU (Brexit). After parliament approved the invocation of the Article 50 Bill with a massive majority, with many of the unelected members of the House of Lords, along with a large section of Labour MPs, the Scottish Nationalists and Liberal Democrats along with a rebel faction in her own party promising they would prevent Brexit going ahead (in defiance of the democratic will,) The Prime minister today claimed she had “reluctantly” changed her mind.
Her U-turn also comes exactly a month after reports suggested Conservative Party figures were fearful of a series of by-elections that could be called after up to 20 of their MPs were alleged to have broken electoral law in the 2015 campaign, mostly in seats UKIP had a good chance of winning.
More than ten police forces have referred cases to the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers are now considering whether to charge the MPs or their agents after a year long investigation.
“…The prospect of a slew of Tory-held by-elections caused by the seeming systematic breach of electoral law at the last election, predominantly in places where UKIP were pressing the Conservatives hard” could have influenced the decision to hold an election now, suggested Nuttall in a press statement.
Deputy UKIP leader Peter Whittle also said the decision was “utterly cynical”, adding: “But we’re having [a general election] now and my party is actually quite excited about it.” Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics, he said there was “no question” the Tories were acting out of self-interest.
With a referendum in Italy, ostensibly on constitutional reforms but perceived as a referendum on the leadership of the ruling elite, looming in November and the anti – globalisation, pro sovereignty Five Star Party growing in popularity all the time. Should the constitutional changes be voted down, and the against campaign is showing a comfortable lead in opinion polls at the moment, it will put a Quitaly in-out referendum, similar to the so called Brexit vote that kick off the process of Britain leaving the European Union, at the top of the agenda.
US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a hysterical, irrational attack, filled with half truths and blatant lies, against the most prominent figure in the campaign to get Britain out of the EU (Brexit), UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, during a speech at a rally today. Mrs Clinton, responding to Farage’s address to a large and enthusiastic audience at a Donald Trump rally, may have been rattled at the prospect of having such a hihly effective campaigner in the rival camp …
Brussels went too far, they crossed the line in moving from an economic union to a political pan – European political empire. In the end it was a race as to which member state would quit first, Britain, Natherlands, Denmark or Italy. In the event it is Britain.
Is Brexit A Harbinger Of Doom For The ‘Experts’
The Brexit vote, the decision by a democratic majority in Britain to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves around the world. Not only does the EU now face a tsunami of departures, the usurpation of democracy by ‘experts’ ( technocrats ) has been challenged and exposed as a sham.
Unless the testicularly deficient politicians stand up for their nations he only thing that will halt the European Union’s push beyond Europe’s geographical borders to incorporate Asian, middle eastern and north African nations is war. Power is addictive and the bean counters of Brussels have ambitions far beyond Europe.
The Hypocrisy and Snobbery Of The Remain Campaign And The Antidote
When I had to defriend a Facebook contact because she was arguing in favour of the EU, it was not simply because I support Brexit that I had become pissed of with her, it was the snobbish and condescending way she dismissed supporters of LEAVE and their case. People are entitled to their opinion on the European Union, but they should check the ‘facts’ they post in support of their arguments.
After my short intro is a savage indictment by Brexit supporting Labour MP Kate Hoey of the way the Labour Party has abandoned the working class and is now trying to betray the party’s proud heritage and its roots in the industrial areas by taking Britain into an undemocratic, corporate controlled, capitalist friendly, elite dominated globalist control freak project.
Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don’t be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.
Brexit would be the best result of Britainâ€™s in / out referendum for both Britain and the EU i a Belgian professor who heads up the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) has said.
OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said at the E?U summit on British membership terms that the European Union wants to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, but it is not prepared to compromise the banking union (financial integration) or the further integration of monetary union (UK being forced to abandon the pound join the Euro?) to achieve this goal.
Cameron’s EU Deal Worthless. It Can Be Vetoed In European Parliament?
Opinion polls show Britain is evenly divided on the question of whether to leave or remain in the EU, though it has been suggested up to 10 million other voters, many of them women, have yet to make a decision. How they cast their vote will shape the future of the world’s fifth largest economy and the EU itself. But what is really at stake is more important than economics …
(AFP) – French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said.
The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.
France’s Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was panned for in the “next few days” as France gears up to vote on Sunday in the first round of a two-stage presidential election.
Photos of the two suspects have been distributed to the security teams for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron. “The photos were passed to my security service from Thursday,” Le Pen told AFP, while an aide to Macron also confirmed his campaign team received the pictures.
Conservative candidate Francois Fillon was warned about the danger on Friday, an aide said.
France has been on high alert for more than two years following a string of terror attacks which began in January 2015, killing more than 230 people.
Polls have shown that voters are more concerned about unemployment and their spending power than terrorism or security, though analysts warn that concerns could change quickly in the event of further bloodshed.
France’s Slide Into Martial Law
One of the stories we reported recently concerned the way the socialist government in France is using the November 2016 terrorist attacks to push the country towards Martial law and full government control of the media. This was initially disguised by Francois Hollande’s government as a clampdown on ‘conspiracy theories’ that damage national security.
France is trying to create a coalition to destroy Isil, but President Obama isn’t interested
With France leading Europe into a coalition with Russia against Islamic State, and Chia also giving its support to the struggle against Islamic extremism, why is Barack Hussein Obama still pussyfooting around and talking about the need to support moderate anti – Assad groups? Could it be his Saudi puppet masters agenda of overthrowing Assad is more important to him.
Terrorism: France Will Push To End Borderless Schengen Zone
Europe’s free movement zone is already under pressure due to the tide of illegal entrants flooding over the EU’s external borders. Now, terror stricken French citizens will demand emergency border controls and the re – establishment of national borders at a summit on Friday.” To all intents and purposes it will be a temporary suspension of Schengen,”
Who Runs America, The White House Or The Shadow Government?
Reports of President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit over the weekend do not look right in the context of yet another blitz of provocative rhetoric from The Pentagon and the Department of Defence towards Moscow. In view of the USA’s constant push towards all out war with Russia, one has to ask who is in control: Obama or the generals?
France ready to bomb Syria ‘in self-defense’ – foreign minister
France’s Francois Hollande has been almost as desperate as Barack Obama for a war that will distract French voters from the economic disaster his socialist government has wrought. But if Russia continues to back Assad and there is no reason to think they will not, any allied effort to bring down assad is a non starter.
Putin Orders Military To “Boost Strategic Nuclear Forces” As Syria Situation Worsens
The website attracts a predominantly conservative audience so responses in the comment thread were full of Gung ho claims about American exceptionalism and the superiority of American trained soldiers […] It is already known that Pentagon officials have been shocked by the capabilities of Russia’s most advanced aircraft, the SU34 and by the advanced technology used in weaponry of Russian naval vessels now guarding the approaches to Syria’s coast.
While we are still arguing about the alleged chemical weapons attack by forces of the Assad regime against Syrian civilians (the more clued up voices maintain that was most likely a CIA engineered false flag event, as previous incident in Syria involving illegal chemical weapons turned out to be. What did Assad have to gain by pulling a stunt he knew would alienate world opinion? On the other hand Washington was rather too quick to put blame on Assad without any evidence to support the accusation, but that was the approach used for years by the Obama administration in all its regime change stunts. The US Government has been looking for a way to justify the direct intervention Washington has craved since 2013.
Reports coming out of Syria past couple of days (and remember there are now no western reporters in Syria, we only get information from partisan sources) suggest hundreds of people, both combatants and civilians (including women and children)have died following an airstrike by the US-led coalition which allegedly hit a poison gas storage depot belonging to Al Nusra and the Free Syrian Army terrorists (aka Barack Obama’s beloved ‘moderate rebels’.
The Syrian Army released a statement on Thursday, announcing that the airstrike had taken place in the village of Hatla, near Dayr al-Zawr in eastern Syria, at around 5:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT) the previous day.
The statement, released through Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported clouds of thick white smoke covering the area immediately after the strike the strike. After a few minutes the vapour turned yellow. The assault also caused a fierce blaze, which continued until late in the evening on Wednesday, sources in Syria said.
According to the statement, hundreds of people, including a large number of non – military local villagers, were killed after inhaling toxic fumes.
The statement went on to claim the strike is evidence of the close coordination between terrorist groups operating inside Syria and their US and Saudi Arabian sponsors and also proved the militants were in possession of the means to wage chemical warfare.
The Syrian Army statement went on to say that terror outfits, particularly ISIS and al-Nusra Front, were able to acquire and transport chemical weapons through the assistance of certain regional powers, emphasizing that the Damascus government had repeatedly warned that terrorist groups would use chemical weapons against civilians and Syrian army forces.
If You Want To Know How Reliable Those Syria Gas Attack Reports Are, Read This
We were among the first to point of the flaws in the latest Syria Chemical Weapons Attack narrative after the story broke. While news agencies and mainstream media were reporting that the nerve agent used was Sarin gas we spotted that first responders were not wearing full hazmat suits as they treated victims, in fact they did not even have proper gas masks and were working in the affected area with skin exposed …
Since the Syrian civil war began analysts commented only on Syria’s alliances with the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Both are important allies in President Assad’s struggle against Islamic extremist rebels, but they are not his only powerful friends. Interviewed by Chinese media last month, Assad called China, “a real friend, a friend that you can rely on.” …
Chemical Weapons In Syria As the clamour for war against Syria gets louder in Washington, London and Paris, s anybody surprised that that evidence stacking up points to last weeks gas attack in Damascus having been instigated by the rebels or a third party with Israel emerging as the top contender
Something Smelly About The Latest Syria Gas Attack Reports
as usual with the worst atrocities of recent years, the news bulletins were featuring government spokespeople falling over their tongues in the rush to blame Syria’s Assad regime and “The Russians,” before investigations could be conducted and evidence to gathered.
War On Syria: Standoff Shows America Is No Longer The Global Superpower
So what’s happening in Syria you might well ask? After the FUKUS Axis intervention plans were thwarted by Russia and China there seems to have been a news blackout although the devastating civil war continues to devastate Syria. The really big news however (bigger that J-Lo’s arse) is that America has quietly been demoted from its position as main global military power.
Lies Of The FUKUS Axis Of Evil Plan To Wage War On Syria Exposed
The FUKUS Axis Of Evil, warmongering nations France, UK, and US almost kicked off a global war with their plan to invade Syria. Fortunately when Russia, China and Iran stepped up to support their ally Assad in Syria, the plan did not seem quite so attractive. Now you can learn how Assad’s alleged warcrimes and chemical weapons attacks were fabricated to justify invasion.
No – one Invited US Troops To Raqqa, All Foreign Troops In Syria Uninvited Are Invaders
When we knew Donald Trump would become Preident of The United States, people hoped the billionaire would make good his promises to ‘drain the swamp. It was always obvious that Trump would have a fight on his hands if the wanted to prise the fingers of the military – industrial complex and the war industry from the throat of Uncle Sam. At the moment he is not winning …
Syria: Lies Of Obama And Kerry Cannot Hide Real Agenda Humanitarian intervention my arse. The world’s only terrorist state has been planning all out war in Syria since 2007, with Iran the next target once Assad’s regine falls. Only the determination of Russian and China to stand up to American bullying can curb the genocidal imperial ambitions of The neo-Nazi Obama regime.
Intelligence Suggests Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack
As the clamour for war against Syria gets louder in Washington, London and Paris, s anybody surprised that that evidence stacking up points to last weeks gas attack in Damascus having been instigated by the rebels or a third party with Israel emerging as the top contender …
As FUKUS axis of evil prepares to attack Syria, Russia and China put on war alert
Another world shaking story that the free world’s mainstream media chose not to tell us about even though it should have dominated newspaper headlines and broadcast news bulletins for months. It tells of how Russia and China knew of Military / Industrial / Banking New World Order office boy Obama’s plans to start World War Three back in 2011. Everything their intelligence predicted has happened
While those Americans who call themselves ‘liberals’ and Europeans who identify as socialists or ‘the left’ demonstrate once again the hypocrisy and of their moral relativism as they scream and rage over the obviously CIA instigated ‘false flag’ gas attack in Syria, and cheer President Trump’s response even though (again) no evidence had been offered to indicate Assad’s troos were responsible for the alleged atrocity.
Enough has been said already about the attack but what is interesting is the way the people who were supporters of the anti – war movement when George W Bush was US President but cheered for Obama in all his asymmetric wars are now totally committed to cause of Washington’s perpetual war party. But as always with hypocrites, it is a case of one law for us, another for everybody else, because they are quite happy about the US military’s use of chemical weapons as this story from Afghanistan (yes it’s still game on there) reveals:
A little girl burned beyond recognition by a U.S. drone in Afghanistan was left for dead in a trashcan but eventually rescued and taken to a MSF hospital where she had to undergo reconstructive surgery. The chemicals in the missiles burn so hot they can set a tank on fire, but apparently the use of such chemical weapons by the USA is somehow morally different from the chemical weapons allegedly used by the Assad regime against ISIS held positions in Syria.
The Hellfire thermobaric warhead uses a metal augmented explosive charge is used primarily in urban warfare, against bunkers, buildings caves and other concealed targets. This warhead is designed to inflict greater damage in multi-room structures, compared to the Hellfire’s standard or blast-fragmentation warheads. The Metal Augmented Charge or MAC (Thermobaric) Hellfire, designated AGM-114N, has completed rapid development cycle in 2002 and was deployed during OIF by US Marines Helicopters in Iraq.
The “thermobaric” Hellfire AGM-114N warhead creates an intense, sustained pressure wave that can strike around corners in “caves, bunkers and hardened multi-room complexes,” according to the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
The warhead contains a fluorinated aluminum powder that is layered between the warhead casing and the PBXN-112 explosive fill. When the explosive detonates, the aluminum mixture is dispersed and rapidly burns. The resultant sustained high pressure is extremely effective against enemy personnel and structures and also against non – combatants, including innocent children. The AGM-114N is designed for deployment from helicopters such as the AH-1W or UAVs such as the Predator drones.
Hungarian lawmakers from Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party approved a law that could force a university founded by financier George Soros out of the country despite a protest against the plan in Budapest and condemnation abroad. The legislation passed with 123 votes in favor and 38 against, while 38 deputies did not vote. Voting was briefly interrupted by the sound of a siren blaring from a megaphone held up by an independent lawmaker in protest.
Addressing parliament before the vote, Orban’s human affairs minister said institutions backed by Soros were trying to undermine Hungary’s government by “averting democratic rules”.
The bill passed despite days of protests (sponsored by Soros’ very own Open Society according to some skeptics) and culminates a conflict that’s become emblematic of concerns that “liberal democracy” according to Bloomberg, or at least George Soros’ influence, is in retreat in the eastern European nation.
On Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a staunch critic of Soros and his various liberal civil organizations said the Central European University had violated regulations in awarding its diplomas, an allegation the college firmly rejected. Parliament, where Orban’s party has a commanding majority, approved the bill tightening regulation on foreign universities on Tuesday, the same day legislators had the first chance to debate it. Ruling-party lawmakers on late Monday amended the bill, tightening deadlines for universities to meet new regulations. The bill modifies rules regulating the 28 foreign universities in Hungary.
Orban has regularly blamed the Hungarian-born billionaire investor and philanthropist, who also funds organizations that seek to promote human rights and government transparency, for trying to undermine him. Read more>>>
Twelve people were arrested in London today as police and protesters clashed at an anti-Islamic terrorism rally organised by nationalist groups Britain First and EDL.
The protest was held under the banner ““London Under Attack,” a Britain First, along with the anti-immigration group English Defence League (EDL), to “protest against radical Islamic terrorism.” a reference to the recent terror attack in London in which a police officer on guard duty outside the parliament building was stabbed to death and four civilians were killed.
Police restrain violent neo fascist Unite Against Fascism thugs as they try to mingle with peaceful protestors (image source: Twitter)
A counter demonstation by the neo fascist group Unite Against Fascism, which while claiming to be a left wing organisation demonstrates that the only left wing quality they posess is the humourless self righteousness by failing to see that in spite of their name they used facist tactics of trying to deny opponents their right to peacefully demonstrate in support of causes. UAF are of course opposed to free speech or to be precise, opposed to anybody that disagrees with Unite Against Fascism being allowed to exercise the right to free speech. UAF have no rational arguments to support their case and so try to silence their opponents by chanting idiotic slogans and infantile threats.
At the demonstration, Unite Against fascism supporters marched alongside the demonstrators who they deemed to be anti-Islamic.
“Both groups are notorious Islamophobes whose concern is not with the victims or their relatives, but only lie in racism,” United Against Fascism said in a Facebook statement. Unfortunately none of the on-the-spot reporters had the presence of mind to ask if any UAF supporter present could provide an intelligent definition of “Islamophobia.” UAF members are among those warped individuals whose supply of canned morals and values only allows them to parrot buzzwords, thinking is beyond them. Apparently they are happpy to accuse a white man who wolf whistles at a girl of rape, while excusing rapists whose skin is darker than that of their victims, because ‘muluiculturalism and diversity’. We have seen this demonstrated in Rotherham, Oxford and elswhere.
London’s Metropolitan Police were forced to separate the groups that gathered near Trafalgar Square, in a tense stand-off heightened by emotion following the March 22 terrorist attack.
The march was held ten days after the Westminster attack that left four people dead and dozens injured. British-born attacker Khalid Masood rammed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before slamming his vehicle into the gates of the parliament buildings and killing a police officer.