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Manufactured Consent



FILE IMAGE: Members of White Helmets

Originally appeared at Veterans Today

Introduction by Gordon Duff

President Trump is now threatening to take America into a war against Syria, Iran and even Russia, a war he says is justified by “evidence” he has received from the Syrian White Helmets. We will prove beyond any doubt that this is a “Deep State” organization, a melding of CIA, al Qaeda and Britain’s intelligence services. We now have “slam dunk” proof that Trump and the “fake news” MSM are and always have been in lockstep, playing us all.

Actor George Clooney knew that the organization Swedish Doctors for Human Rights had cited the “White Helmets” as child killers when he produced the Oscar winning propaganda video that may well have led this to this latest outrage. The organization, SWEDHR is very real, their work authoritative and their indictment of the White Helmets for killing children in order to stage propaganda videos would have been known to Clooney and Netflix. They went …


Clashes erupted between Kurdish and Afghan refugees in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp in France. As a result, the camp was burnt to the ground and over a dozen of people were injured. Photo: Getty Images / AFP

More than a dozen of people have been injured in clashes between Kurdish and Afghan refugees in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, which was later burnt to the ground. Reportedly, the camp, built by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity, is home to some 1,500 migrants.

According to reports, the clashes erupted in the camp, located near the French city of Dunkirk, at around 11:00 pm due to alleged accommodation discrimination. Apparently, Afghan migrants, who came to the Grande-Synthe camp from the Calais Jungle, which was dismantled at the end of October 2016, were dissatisfied with the fact that they had been housed in collective kitchens, while Kurds had their own chalets. Reportedly, refugees used knives in the violent brawl. As a result, at least six people, most of whom had …


US President Donald Trump is on fire over the growing tensions between the United States and North Korea. President Trump ✔@POTUS North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A. 4:07 PM - 11 Apr 2017 13,11813,118 Retweets 41,43741,437 likes

It looks that the United States and China have not found a joint ground over the North Korea issue despite claims made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“US, China agree on North Korea nuclear threat, Tillerson says” (CNN):
“I think even China is beginning to recognize that this presents a threat to


Last week, the US Navy launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Ash Sha’irat military airfield operated by the Syrian Air Force near the city of Homs. The launch followed a large-scale media campaign aimed at blaming the Assad government for an alleged chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. The move was described by the mainstream media as a justified response to criminal actions of the Assad regime. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that “steps are underway” on an international coalition to pressure the Syrian president from power. It is worth noting that no investigation was made by the US-led block to confirm these accusations. Despite this, a number of countries, including the UK, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia expressed their full support to the US military actions.

Following the incident, Moscow suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States, suspended work of a hotline with the Pentagon and announced that it will take additional me…

Niger security forces kill 57 Boko Haram militants

NIAMEY, Niger — Niger's Ministry of Defense says security forces killed at least 57 Boko Haram Islamic extremists who had attacked a village in the eastern Diffa region overnight.

The ministry said Monday that 15 soldiers and two civilians were wounded in fighting with the extremists in Gueskerou, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Diffa. It said Niger security forces also seized a significant amount of arms and ammunition left behind by the militants.

Spokesman Col. Toure Abdoul Aziz said the Ministry of Defense, in the name of the president, congratulated security forces for gains against Nigerian-based Boko Haram extremists, whose seven-year insurgency has killed at least 20,000 people.

Niger contributes to the multi-national force set up to fight Boko Haram in the region.

US Aircraft Carrier Deployed in Direct Threat to North Korea

By Peter Symonds

Just days after launching its criminal cruise missile attack on Syria, the Trump administration has provocatively authorised the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, together with its full strike group of guided missile destroyers and a cruiser, to waters off the Korean Peninsula. The move is a direct military threat to North Korea, which was at the top of the agenda in talks last weekend between the US and Chinese presidents.

An unnamed US official told the Financial Times that the deployment was designed to be a “show of force.” The carrier strike group had taken part in joint US-South Korean war games but was heading south for port calls in Australia before being ordered to turn north from Singapore. The Navy Times noted that “announcing carrier movements in advance is rare, and generally done to send a clear message.”

US Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham declared the decision was “a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific,” then cast…

A Multi-level Analysis of the US attack on Syria

By The Saker

The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail. I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences. But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened.

The pretext:

I don’t think that anybody seriously believes that Assad or anybody else in the Syrian government really ordered a chemical weapons attack on anybody. To believe that it would require you to find the following sequence logical: first, Assad pretty much wins the war against Daesh which is in full retreat. Then, the US declares that overthrowing Assad is not a priority anymore (up to here this is all factual and true). Then, Assad decides to use weapons he does not have. He decides to bomb a location with no military value, but with lots of kids and cameras. Then, when the Russians demand a full…