Manchester was attacked once in many years. Our government is paying terrorists, training them and arming them to terrorise Syria EVERY day. The White Helmets are the middle men.
Get rid of the National Health Service for good.
The recent ransomware crisis revealed that 90% of the NHS trust computers are still on Windows XP.
This in itself is evidence of criminal underfunding or incompetent management, neither of which will be corrected. The usual rhetoric is ‘lessons will be learned’.
If you want to continue dropping bombs on people that don’t threaten us.
Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and currently Syria have succeeded in gaining only more enemies. Unsurprisingly, the warmongering stretches across the political divisions.
Wouldn’t the money spent on (possibly) illegal (but certainly) immoral conflicts above, been better spent on the NHS updating Microsoft products to protect against ransom ware that isn’t even a new concept?
If you want to bring back the horrific ‘sport’ of hunting.
A barbaric entertainment for the tiny minority cannot be justified on any grounds.
If you want to continue with the policy that harms only the poorest – austerity.
Services are being cut year on year, not by local councillors so much as a reduction of funds from Westminster. Yes, it’s the local officials that get all the criticism but they are only deciding which services are priorities.
If you want to ignore the wealthy corporations and individuals pilfering your hard earned pensions, like British Home Stores (Philip Green) did.
How many times do we hear ‘pension funds deficit’? To Philip Green and his family, it wasn’t a serious problem. They just sold BHS and all it’s liabilities (including the pension deficit) for one pound, to a sleazy, shady conman with a previous record of unscrupulous business behaviour. Problem sorted…… Unless you have worked for the BHS company for many years, then you just had to take a serious hit on what your pension payment would have been. All perfectly legal ……..
If you want to continue funding the terrorist group known as the White Helmets (who have already received £32 million from British taxpayers).
This is the minimum amount. The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund set up by the British government in 2015 is less than helpful with information regarding the £1 billion it has at it’s disposal, hence my claim of ‘minimum’.
If you want to continue the same old tired policies that batter the working and middle class of this country.
By using loop-holes and imaginative accountants, the wealthiest people in the UK avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
There are many more policies that will never enhance the lives of you or I. The government is full of idiots like Boris Johnson but it’s not just about Conservative Members of Parliament. Many of the Labour MP’s are merely wolves in sheep’s clothing. All the rebels trying to remove Corbyn are ‘Blairites’. And we know where his policies got us – or rather got him and his family. Aside from the vast wealth he has accumulated with his reward from various Gulf countries and others, his offspring have managed to acquire nice little earners, not from their own talent, if they have any, but from their fathers cosy deals. The Blair Government actually behaved exactly like a ‘right’ leaning Conservative Government would have done.
I’m not condemning all Conservative politicians. Some are extremely good. Likewise with Liberal Democrats. Research your prospective MP and find out his or her voting habits. We don’t want warmongers that create violence abroad and then wonder why people might want to come here and avenge our unprovoked military actions on them. Our politicians need to be in touch with reality. With particular regards to Syria, they do not want our ‘help’ via intervention. They just want us to stop funding and arming the terrorists that are ripping their country apart. The Syrian Arab Army and their allies will do the rest.
Our reputation abroad is poor, to say the least. We need politicians that will stop interfering in other peoples affairs for personal or corporate profit. The likes of James Le Measurier, who created the bogus White Helmets should be arrested, not funded.
We have creative, innovative and ground breaking ideas that can improve the lives of those in difficult circumstances living in other countries and the UK too. We need to put more effort into these instead of thinking we are still a global military power clinging to the shirt tails of (currently) Donald Trump. How embarrassing.
So, despite my ‘headline’, we should think carefully where we put the ‘X’ on voting day. A huge majority for the Conservatives could mean death for innocent civilians that support Bashar al Assad, because like it or not, he is the choice of the majority of Syrians.
My own regional Conservative candidate, Matt Warman, will not be getting my vote. Ignorance is no defence or excuse for being complicit in British tax payers money going to the terrorist amateur dramatics society known as the White Helmets.
To Mr Warman, I would say ‘learn how to use Google, or even better duckduckgo’. It’s amazing what peculiar inconsistencies can be found out about the antics, associations and crimes of the White Helmets.
Human Rights Watch lose any remaining credibility with unsubstantiated claims of Syrian crimes.
The HRW report begins with:
‘(New York) – New evidence supports the conclusion that Syrian government forces have used nerve agents on at least four occasions in recent months: on April 4, 2017, in a chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 92 people, and on three other occasions in December 2016 and March 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.’
‘These attacks are part of a broader pattern of Syrian government forces’ use of chemical weapons. The attacks are widespread and systematic and in some cases have been directed against the civilian population.’
Shocking stuff and if you would like to read the full report go here.
‘In at least some of the attacks, the intention appears to have been to inflict severe suffering on the civilian population.’
‘Human Rights Watch interviewed 60 people with first-hand knowledge of the chemical attacks and their immediate aftermath, and reviewed dozens of photos and videos of impact sites and victims that were posted online and provided directly by local residents, but was unable to conduct ground investigations of the attack sites.’
Well, I’ve read quite a bit of this report now and I still don’t know what this new evidence is. Sixty people interviewed by HRW with first hand knowledge of the attacks ….but was unable to conduct ground investigations.
HRW have spoken to local residents, the report says. I would like to know the name and occupation of these witnesses to verify their credibility. I would also like a full list of the victims, along with their age and place of residence.
Certain chemical weapons can kill in a minute or two. An attack that was carried out so early in the morning would be expected to affect most people in their homes. Why are the victims being treated in what looks like an old quarry? Women would be expected to be a higher percentage of the victims if the region functions as many other societies, where the man of the house may have left to go to work. However, there was only one female victim in the clips of the aftermath and no one appeared to try and help her.
If the White Helmet ‘first responders’ were adherents to the more strict Islamic teachings, it would be forbidden for them to actually touch a female victim. Although it would seem that in an emergency, it is allowed. If, as many people believe, the White Helmet scenario’s are in fact pure drama then ‘helping a woman’ wouldn’t actually be an emergency, so it would be forbidden. How many women have been pulled from the rubble by White Helmet first responders?
I’ll take a bit of a guess and say ‘zero women’ have been rescued. Plenty of children, plenty of dusty men, but no women. This fact above anything else convinces me that the ‘rescues’ are all recorded drama.
Back to the HWR report. I noticed there were four times the term ‘consistent with’ were used. There are four ‘appears to’ and three ‘appear’. For such a short report, the element of doubt is apparent.
‘An opposition-affiliated activist and local residents provided the names of 64 people who died from chemical exposure in the December attacks.’
Surely, they have registers of newly born, deaths, marriages and such?
To summarise, the Human Rights Watch report is re-hashed accusations, full of claims by anti Assad activists and NO on site investigation. Kenneth Roth needs to get some writers in to provide new ideas and impetus for his increasingly unbelievable fairy tales.
Surely Trump is not so stupid………..That he believes the White Helmet fairytale of Khan Sheikhoun?
If he does, it really is an updated version of the ’emperors new clothes’. Almost anyone with any knowledge about Syria in general and specifically the White Helmets, knows they are a complete fraud and that most of them have been identified as members of Al Nusra or a similar terrorist groups. If that isn’t enough, the doctor at the forefront of the media’s attention during the alleged chemical weapons attack is actually a former doctor who was struck off the British Medical Register. The hearing was held in private and no reason was given for him being struck off.
Not surprisingly, the BBC and its co-conspirators didn’t inform the viewers that Shajul had been accused of kidnapping and threatening to kill the captured victims. A most basic search will reveal his murky past and would also inform the reader that he wasn’t a man who could be trusted and that he was a suspected terrorist. If this was the ‘acceptable face’ of the rebels, they are in deep trouble. Is it too much trouble for BBC journalists to perform a search in Google? It would seem so.
Trump has silenced many of his critics.
Gone are the numerous campaigns to have him impeached and the constant bad publicity from, not just US media but the worlds media.. What has created this massive swing in his fortunes? The negative publicity has (just like his hair) receded since April 6th. Coincidentally, (or not) that was the day he fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria. This tells us that it is the US military complex that determines whether he has an easy ride of his presidency or not. There can be no other reason. All the anti Trump criticism has suddenly disappeared from the front pages and from the headlines of the major TV news outlets.
It looks like Trump was being vilified not because he has such a low regard for women but that he was being too friendly with nations instead of aggressive. As soon as the aggression started, the negative headlines stopped. Another thing I’ve noticed is that Trump has no charisma or charm. He has a very limited vocabulary, repeating the same phrase, seemingly because he isn’t bright enough to think of anything better to say and it beggars belief how he ever became so wealthy. His hair provides an insight into his vanity. I think he is bald but the ridiculous, elaborately woven rug sat on his head doesn’t do him any favours. He just looks a prick, even though no one will tell him. It’s hardly surprising they won’t, given his recent killing spree’s. He’s a psychopath.
Maria Zakharova tells the CBS reporter to allow an independent investigation in to the allegations of Chemical Weapon use by Syrian forces. The CBS reporter claims its too dangerous for anyone to venture into Idlib. So the people who the US have just broken all international laws for, will not allow experts in to assess the situation? Video’s taken by individuals with an agenda cannot be trusted as evidence, yet that’s what just happened with the ‘shoot first, ask later’ actions of the US.
Trump has exposed himself as a feeble man. He’s been forced by warmongering US politicians and think tanks into breaking international law. Of course, the US doesn’t recognise the ICC and Trump’s actions explain exactly why they don’t.
Theresa May, don’t support the actions of a rogue state in my name. Insist on normal procedure whenever a crime is committed, observe the tried and tested methods of criminal investigation.
A White Helmet video is not sufficient. The claims of Shujal Islam does not give it credibility.
The first responders were apparently not concerned with their own safety in treating the victims. Even a basic trained emergency services worker would know that victims of Sarin gas would be in mortal danger by not using required safety clothing. Despite early claims of Sarin, the White Helmets were oblivious, not even using gloves. Maybe they knew something we didn’t.
What were children doing in this environment at 6-30 in the morning? Were they moved to that place for some reason and if so why hasn’t it been explained.
The terrorist British doctor Shajul Islam claims that the first patients were brought into ‘his’ hospital at 8-30am. How far away is the hospital from the scene of the crime?
Considering he is just one of almost 20 million people in Syria, why does Shajul Islam keep cropping up in hospitals and was previously seen wandering about with a semi automatic weapon and taking hostages. Is he there to save lives or end them?
Why have autopsies carried out in Turkey concluded that Sarin was used when it was perfectly obvious from the White Helmets lack of safety gear that it is impossible that Sarin was the chemical weapon used? I’ll quote a user from the moon of alabama forum here, I hope he won’t mind, he’s called Denis:
‘This best way to see immediately that the victims have not died from sarin intoxication is that in almost every case their skin is red/pink. Sarin turns people blue — always. Sarin makes people puke on themselves, urinate on themselves, shit themselves. Show me the evidence of sarin. Scores and scores of “sarin victims,” not a single one has the constellation of symptoms produced by sarin. Not a single one.
The red/pink color of the victims in the vids suggests the people were executed with cyanide or carbon monoxide, which, in turn, suggests these scenes are staged after the executions. The evidence for KS is just now being collected. The evidence for Ghouta is very, very strong: those people were gassed by the terrorists using, probably, CO.
My PhD is in pharmacology, specializing in neuropharmacology, University of Virginia. My postdoc was at Harvard in neurosciences. I am a lawyer. I know bullshit when I smell it. This sarin bullshit has to stop.’
Apart from Denis’ explanation, the White Helmets would have been dropping like the shit flies that they are if Sarin was the CW.
Can ISIS/FSA give details of what happened to over 250 civilians kidnapped from pro government areas just two days prior to this event? Denis’s statement above does not rule out that the some victims may have been killed prior to the ‘charade’. The names and addresses of the victims would clear a few issues up.
Exactly the same situation happened just before the Ghouta attack, hundreds of civilians were kidnapped, many of them Alawites.
Each of the two major allegations of Syrian Arab Army chemical weapon attacks have occurred directly after mass kidnappings by terrorist factions in Syria. In each instance, it’s been reported that the captives taken are the ones that end up dead due to the chemical weapon attack. The victims were both taken during attacks on pro government areas. White Helmet involvement in the reporting of this latest incident confirms to me that this is another atrocity committed by ISIS, Al Qaida or whatever they want to call themselves. It’s interesting that the WH suddenly appear after being so quiet since their forced removal from Aleppo, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere near these people, for varying reasons.
If the terrorists were to give up the remains of those killed, their description of the chain of events may be verifiable. This will not happen, just as it didn’t in the previous murderous attack.
If inspectors were allowed access to the scene (and it’s a big ‘if’), the people instrumental in carrying out this propaganda would have time to ‘prepare’ for them. The chances of an independent investigation are nil. Apart from that, any Westerner with the courage to go anywhere near Idlib deserves a medal.
The next question is how to treat the effects of Sarin and the exposure to it.
This is how the US military would try to deal with it.
…And this is how the White Helmets would treat the victims.
Quote from the Independent:
‘Hussein Kayal, a photographer for the pro-opposition Idlib Media Centre, said he was awoken by the sound of a bomb blast around 6.30am local time (4.30am BST).’
The ‘doctor’ in this video claims that they started to receive patients at 8-30 local time. I used the word doctor loosely. He is called Shajul Islam and was charged with kidnap in 2013 along with another man. The case was dropped because the two main witnesses didn’t arrive in court. In my view Shajul is an asset for the security services and his word cannot be trusted.
The sunset at local time is 6-15. The picture above shows a very bright image, not at all like where I live just minutes after sunrise.
Without doubt, this is another false flag by the terrorists and hopefully evidence will be forthcoming to prove it. Considering what we already know about the White Helmets previous productions, this is well within their capabilities.