Charles Lister.

Charles Lister is an expert on Middle East related politics. How do we know? Because he told us so and he’s a ‘senior fellow’ at the Middle East Institute (whatever that means). His profile claims: ‘Lister also managed nearly three years of intensive face-to-face engagement with the leaderships of over 100 Syrian armed opposition groups’.

That’s quite an achievement considering that most Westerners who encountered these people at close quarters, didn’t have a long life expectancy. Lister’s most recent tweets (he’s a prolific tweeter) concentrate on the chemical weapon attack at Khan Sheikhoun, of which he has just concluded that Assad did it and there is incontrovertible evidence supporting his claim.

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Lister criticises Russia for demanding OPCW involvement and then dismissing their results. He knows as well as anyone that there has to be absolute security of the samples for the results to be verified. The integrity of the suspected chemical weapons has to be assured by a chain of custody, whereby the samples are guaranteed to be tamper free. So far as I’m aware, all the samples retained cannot be verified.

Khan Sheikhoun is in a rebel held area. No one could have got close to the ‘scene of the crime’ without the ruling terrorists allowing it. Furthermore, as each hour went by, the alleged site of the attack was open to contamination, manipulation and tampering. Images a day or so apart have already proven that an item was removed from the bomb crater.

Lister supports his accusation that Assad was responsible by quoting the governments of Turkey, Israel, US, France and UK. All the aforementioned governments have not just passively but actively supported any opposition to the Syrian Arab Army, no matter what they did in terms of criminal activities or their extremist ideology. He missed out two other nations who support the claim. Those bastions of democracy, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Turkey has allowed the porous border with Syria to be a crossing point for thousands of terrorists.   Israel have treated terrorists at field hospitals and attacked Syrian assets on numerous occasions . United Kingdom has donated £ millions and and given equipment to the extremist White Helmets. United States have killed many Syrian Arab Army troops and destroyed bridges over the Euphrates.    France have been undermining the Syrian government and been involved in ‘coalition’ attacks.

So, we can conclude that unless a chain of custody can be absolutely guaranteed for the samples, any results or conclusions are null and void. Lister knows this but continues his claims and arguments as if the integrity had been maintained.

Despite his studious appearance, Lister is an avid supporter of military action. His many meetings with terrorists shows he has a strong stomach for violence – inflicted on to others. His friends in ISIS and al Qa’ida have made the lives of ordinary Syrians an absolute misery and he has been on the sidelines cheering them on, claiming that Assad’s removal is his priority. Well Mr Lister, I think you should give the Syrian people some credit and allow them to decide who should be the head of their nation. Your support and cooperation with terrorist groups are well documented.

Lister reminds me of that other self proclaimed UK ‘expert’, Eliot Higgins. I would put money on neither of them having been in a conflict area similar to the one they are insisting the Syrian people should endure. They must be earning a lot of money for supporting ‘regime change’ and inflicting such conditions on people they don’t even know. They ignore the fact that at least 55% of Syrians are living in government areas and that SAA liberated villages and towns are relieved to be rid of the extremist zealots that Lister and Elliot support… Because they were making their lives intolerable.

If they believe in the cause to remove Assad so much, maybe they should join the hundreds of other brain washed British fools fighting for extremist groups in Syria. That they have only a remote relationship with any real Islamic values doesn’t appear to deter the ‘mercenaries’ already travelled to Syria, I’m sure it wouldn’t bother these two armchair warriors.

If these two British snakes had any good intentions towards Syrians, they would advocate the withdrawing of any uninvited parties, which would include the five governments he gives so much credence to above. It would also mean the 70,000 moderates Lister so laughably claimed were fighting against Syrian Arab Army and its allies. There never were remotely near that number.

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Madaya.

The mainstream media is full of heart wrenching tales of the pain and misery of the inhabitants of Madaya in Syria. Unfortunately, Syrian suffering is not unique to Madaya but you wouldn’t know that by reading the recent report. Criticism of Assad is the priority, not civilian suffering, nothing new there.

Photos of the starving have been supplied by the helpful local activists but it strikes me as not very humanitarian, taking photographs of dying people rather than helping them. The BBC claim the siege has been intact since July and blame the Assad government, presumably relying on the ‘impartial’ statements of the activists and ignoring local deals that have been struck between the two sides previously. Other sieges in Syria are mentioned but more of an afterthought, probably because it is the terrorists who are imprisoning Assad supporting communities. The skewed reporting beggars belief. Despite all the horror stories surrounding atrocities carried out by the rebels, the media fall over themselves to criticise the government.

So the situation in Madaya has been happening for six months or more and undoubtedly innocent people are suffering. Madaya is very close to Damascus, I imagine it could be regarded as a suburb. It is close enough to many government areas that missiles can be fired from it and subsequently kill innocent civilians in Assad held areas. Seemingly these deaths don’t matter to the media.

I’m no military expert so I can’t understand how ‘rebels’ can be able to get an abundance of weapons in to Madaya yet they cannot smuggle food in. After all, it would take an enormous amount of fire power to defend a small region that is surrounded by the enemy.
The media think we are all stupid and there is plenty of evidence to support the theory. The internet should have changed all that and people only have themselves to blame for being conned by the huge corporation supporting television and newspaper industry. Maybe people just don’t care but they will do when an enemy is looming large to spoil their relatively idyllic lives. Syria wasn’t perfect, no country is. Corruption was probably rife and certain people looked after their own. The exact same can be said of the UK only ‘we’ do it on a much larger scale and just as in Syria only a small minority benefit and the masses pay a heavy price for them doing so. Will we be threatened with regime change? When will the armed rebellion come to our shores?

 

 

Hollande: Paris terrorism is an act of war.

Indeed Mr Hollande, it’s certainly not an act of friendship, which is a little odd, considering these are the very same people that you gave French air cover to in Libya and Syria. Ungrateful, aren’t they?

http://www.france24.com/en/20140821-france-arms-syria-rebels-hollande

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/14/france-active-policy-syria-assad-isis-paris-attacks-air-strikes

The French policy in Syria has been very consistent but before that, Hollande had used French jets to remove Gaddafi, which was fundamental in the creation of ISIS and the supply of weapons to Syrian rebels. Talking about declarations of war is a bit rich when you’ve just been supporting the removal of two leaders of sovereign states. Neither Libya nor Syria invited France into their air space. Yesterday’s attacks weren’t revenge by Assad or friends of the murdered Gaddafi, they were committed by the very same people the French have been supplying weapons to.

Of course, mainstream media will completely ignore these facts simply because most people are too lazy to find out for themselves. Collectively, we’ve only got ourselves to blame for the crimes of the elite which only ever affect the ordinary citizens. Blair, Brown, Hollande, or Bush, to name a few, never get caught up in these acts of ‘the terrorists’.