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Are we on the verge of World War III?

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By Joseph Ballin 6/7/2017 5:51 PM EST

The tension in the Middle East is becoming unbearable. As the battle of Raqqa begins in Syria for the de facto capital of the so called Islamic State, US forces bomb pro-Assad forces in Syria. Qatar is being economically and diplomatically boycotted by the Saudis and other gulf nations, while Turkey approves sending troops to Qatar. Iran’s parliament and Khomeini mausoleum was blown up by Saudi Arabia posing as IS. Russia is being accused of hacking Qatar state media. Now the lieutenant general of the US is saying we don’t recognize any specific zone in Syria as being off limits to the United States.

At this point, the only news I watch anymore is RT America, the only legit news source left on TV. I got it blazing 24/7 in my room as I watch this in the background. I don’t even know what normies are watching on fake news MSNBC, CNN, or Fox, probably something about Russia or something, but anyway back to the topic at hand. The Trump administrations number one target is Iran. If you took a look at Trump’s cabinet, you will notice two things. One, they are anti-Islam, and two, they hate Iran.

And the two countries that hate Iran is Saudi Arabia and Israel. It comes to no surprise that these two countries have total control over the Trump administration. As Lawrence Wilkerson, retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, pointed out on the Real News, that the reason Trump has so much Goldman Sachs in his cabinet isn’t just a business reasons, but it’s because of Israel. Another great source on neocons and foreign policy in general is Abby and Robbie Martin. Robbie has create a film series on the necons called A Very Heavy Agenda that you can buy online.

Now to move on to Syria, what most Americans don’t know is the Syrian Civil War didn’t start in 2011, it started in 2005, when Syria stop cooperating with US forces and the CIA began funding terrorists to disrupt the region. So just so you know, this war started under Bush, continued under Obama and Trump. Now we began having US ground forces in Syria since 2015, however we’ve had CIA in the ground there since who knows what. Since 2017, just prior to April bombing of Assad, Trump doubled the US troops in Syria to 2,000 and US troop deployments have ceased for Iraq and Syria.

What I believe is happening is a ramping up of US forces in Syria. The neocons for a while have always had conflicting views within the neocons. Some extreme neocons like Frank Gaffeny think we should just ignore Syria because it distracts from invading Iran. Others want to see the Syria conflict go on forever to bob them down in fighting, a favorable view that Israeli government has. I do not know what the deep state is planning, but I do know that once ISIS falls it will make America’s troop presence in Syria null and void. So regime change in Syria would be the next goal.

The Qatar situation could blow out into full scale war in Turkish troops do arrive in Qatar, it will be interesting to see how America will respond, with the largest military base in the middle east being in Qatar. Trump at first cheered on Saudi Arabia and after his staff informed him the facts he said he wanted to negotiate with all sides. With the recent Iran bombings by the Saudis I don’t see any negotiations.

How about instead of having marches for Trump’s taxes we have marches for peace? But that’s not what the neocons want, they want use talking about Russia or taxes or whatever because it distracts us from the real issues. Trump is the ultimate distraction. All he does is tweet something and his tweets become headline news for the day. I say it’s time to start a campaign to boycott all Saudi goods by getting this country off fossil fuels.

Links:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18990

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201706011054192507-qatar-iran-olive-branch/

Julian Assange: US & Israel Planned To Overthrow Assad In 2006

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/03/15/u-s-military-probably-sending-as-many-as-1000-more-ground-troops-into-syria-ahead-of-raqqa-offensive-officials-say/

Timothy DeChristopher Slowed Down the Drillers by Buying Land

This story is fascinating, especially in the context of the natural gas push. Has anyone seen Gasland? Holy crap it is on Netflix, but no instant streaming…I better add it to my queue.

Check out climate change activist Timothy DeChristopher speaking at a 350 rally.

Would not have heard about this if it weren't for Sam Seder at majority.fm
Here is the interview on the Majority Report.

It occurs to me to that some right wingers perceive the fiery enthusiasm and courage of Timothy as wild eyed insanity, likely by fueled LSD and reefer. I could go into a lengthy response, but lets just sum it up with

Video of Crazy Christian Lady

Who is crazy now?

Bow Tie Daddy

A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published a fact-free opinion piece on the global warming “doomsayers” authored by the dried up corpse of conservative intellectual George F. Will.  Because he uses big words and wears a bow tie, Will has the veneer of respectability.  Plus, back in the day he wrote some high-minded drivel about baseball (it’s a metaphor for the human condition!), so that makes him the Walt fucking Whitman of political pundits.  Which isn’t saying much since the profession is largely dominated by scumbags, but whatever, he’s their philosopher prince twerp.

In the article, Will attempted to trade on his intellectual cred by constructing a bullshit case against the (rigorous, accepted, verified) science of global warming.  Despite a steady drum beat from the environmental community for the Post to issue a factual correction, none was forthcoming.  After a couple weeks of abuse, Will decided to double-down on stupid and published a column castigating the “media-environmental complex” for criticizing his “skepticism”, all while managing to muddy the waters with some out of context statistics from various climate research papers.  This then forced the Post ombudsman to weigh in so as to ward off the inevitable shitstorm of protest.

Well, more than a month after the original column ran, now that everyone could care less, the Post has finally published a rebuttal to Will’s nonsense.  Goody for them.  The closing paragraph is a huge understatement.

Readers and commentators must learn to share some practices with scientists — following up on sources, taking scientific knowledge seriously rather than cherry-picking misleading bits of information, and applying critical thinking to the weighing of evidence. That, in the end, is all that good science really is. It’s also what good journalism and commentary alike must strive to be — now more than ever.