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Cooler Heads Prevailing On Syria? Let's Hope!

While Defense Secretary Mattis says the Pentagon is "still looking" for evidence a chemical attack even took place in Syria last weekend, President Trump has seemingly backed off his Tweet yesterday threatening Russia with missiles. Meanwhile, despite a mainstream media attempted blackout of alternative voices a few are getting through and being heard. Former UK Ambassador to Syria was unequivocal in a recent BBC interview: the recent "chlorine attack" in Syria was staged. Do we have a glimmer of hope? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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False Flag in Syria Sets Stage for Wider War

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The US threatened war within hours of an alleged chemical weapons attack taking place in Douma, northeast of Damascus. The US rush to conflict attempts to sidestep any meaningful investigation into the attack, fitting a larger pattern of Washington and its allies using baseless chemical weapon allegations for wars of aggression stretching back to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Who Wants a Hot War with Syria and Iran?

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There is a vast industry in the United States that wants a hot war with Syria and Iran as well as increased confrontation with Russia and China. It is appropriate to refer to it as an industry because it has many components and is largely driven by money, much of which itself comes from Wall Street and major corporations that profit from war related business. Some prefer to refer to this monster as the Military Industrial Complex, but since that phrase was coined by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961, it has grown enormously, developing a political dimension that includes a majority of congressmen who are addicted to receiving a tithe from the profits from the war economy to finance their own campaigns, permitting them to stay in office indefinitely and retire comfortably to a lobbying position or corporate directorship.

The defense industry also has spawned hundreds of so-called think-tanks whose sole business is promoting war. Some, like the neoconservative Institute for the Study of War, have a clear agenda, but the most powerful rely on euphemisms to conceal what they are doing. They include the American Enterprise Institute and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, both of which promote a hard-line foreign policy directed against Iran and Russia, to include intensified confrontation with both in Syria.

The national media, which also benefits from the same food chain, is also complicit in the process, knowing that the public can easily be deceived by pronouncements coming from alleged experts in Washington. Leading politicians like Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain lead the pack but there is no shortage of lesser known congressmen to also raise the cry about foreign threats to national security. Regarding developments in Syria, Graham advised last weekend that Trump must attack and destroy the Syrian Air Force or “look weak” while McCain said White House talk of pulling troops out of the country had “emboldened” al-Assad.
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Trump's Madness In His March To War

President Trump this morning Tweeted a warning to Russia that US missiles were heading toward Syria (and Russians in Syria). The Russian ambassador to Lebanon reconfirmed in an interview that Russia would target not only incoming missiles but the sources of those incoming missiles. Today Syrian aircraft relocated to Russian bases in Syria and Russian military officers deployed to the Syrian parliament. If Trump goes ahead with a large-scale attack on Syria over an alleged chlorine attack on Syrian civilians the escalation may continue to the unimaginable. Will the US president at least wait until an investigation determines whether there even was an attack? And why are the Brits so eager to join in the attack? Something to do with the Skripal fiasco? A special edition of the Ron Paul Liberty Report...
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US Attack on Syria is Futile but Serves a Purpose

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The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the resolution with two permanent members – United States and Britain – opposing it. Earlier, a resolution on the same lines which was supported by Russia and China was also opposed by the US and Britain.

This is a significant political and diplomatic victory for Russia insofar as only two other countries joined the US and Britain to oppose the Swedish resolution. Six countries abstained.

The big question is whether this development portends an impending US attack on Syria, bypassing the UN. The UN has refused to confirm there has been any attack at all. Russia and Syrian government insist there has been no attack and have approached the Organization for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for an international investigation. The good thing is that the OPCW is deputing two teams of experts to go to Douma later this week. Russia has offered to give them full security protection.

So Trump has a major decision to make. Logically, punishment follows a crime that has been committed and it seems no crime has been committed. This appears to be a false flag operation – that is, a fabrication with a view to trigger a sequence of events. That was how the US invaded Iraq in 2003 and it is an established fact today that Saddam Hussein did not have any program to develop weapons of mass destruction, as then US Secretary of State Colin Powell had misled the UN Security Council. (Powell later admitted that he was misled by his own administration.)
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Trump Warns Russia 'Missiles Are Coming' At Syria After Moscow Vows To Shoot Them Down

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 A shooting war between the US and Russia appears imminent. Following overnight speculation that the US may launch an airstrike on Syria at any moment, this morning, in his latest fiery tweetstorm, after slamming the failing New York Times and again lashing out at the Russia collusion probe and Cohen's office raid, Trump tweeted that "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia,  because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"
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Will Cohen Raid Lead Trump To Attack Syria?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was supposed to be investigating whether the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russians to get Trump elected president. As predicted it's gone far off the rails, with a FBI raid yesterday on the president's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The issue? Whether Trump had an affair some 11 years ago and paid hush money to the woman. As Trump finds himself increasingly hobbled by his own Justice Department, however, we can be sure that the neocons with whom he has surrounded himself are whispering in his ear what a jolly little war might do for his popularity. The USS Donald Cook is steaming toward a Russian naval base in Syria and the president is threatening to make Syrian president Assad "pay big" for an alleged chlorine gas attack that no one has yet proven even took place! Will the president's "wag the dog" move blunder us into a major war with Russia and possibly China? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Liars Lying About Nearly Everything

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At least since the time of Marcus Tullius Cicero in the late Roman Republic everyone has certainly understood that politicians lie all the time. To be sure, President Donald Trump has been exceptional in that he has followed through on some of the promises he made in his campaign, insisting periodically that he has to do what he said he would do. Unfortunately, those choices he has made to demonstrate his accountability to his supporters have been terrible, including moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, threatening to end the Iran nuclear agreement and building a wall along the Mexican border. Following through on some other pledges has been less consistent.

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Another False Flag - Will Trump Escalate In Syria?

After the pro-rebel White Helmets claimed over the weekend that Syria's Assad has "again" gassed his own citizens, President Trump is threatening massive retaliation. Russia has stated that it would strike any source of incoming missiles into Syria. Will President Trump listen to his neocon advisors and ignore Russian warnings? Are we about to blunder into WWIII without even any evidence? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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The Slowly Building Anger in the UK at the Government’s Handling of the Skripal Case

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In her daily press conference on 5th April, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, mentioned a quiet resentment and fury that is building up amongst ordinary Russians over the way the Government of the United Kingdom has handled the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Strange though it may seem, I sense a similar feeling of anger and resentment building up here in the UK, as it becomes clearer and clearer that the official narrative has little or no connection with reality.

The anger and frustration is increasingly being displayed on comment boards underneath pieces reporting on the issue. And the feeling is not confined to those who would normally be labelled “conspiracy theorists”. It appears that even many of those who would not normally question official statements can see that something is seriously wrong with all this.

More specifically, from whence comes this feeling? Here are just 20 of the many reasons for this growing anger:

1. It comes from being asked to believe frankly outlandish claims – such as the one that is central to the whole incident, that the Skripals, who are very much alive and well, were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent with a toxicity 5-8 times that of VX.

2. It comes from the way that our Government recklessly accused another country – a nuclear-armed country at that – of committing a crime before the investigation into the incident had established the most basic of facts.
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