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Mar 9 7 tweets 5 min read
The House has defeated a measure to withdraw US forces from Syria. The final vote was 103-321. A few highlights from the debate: Referring to ISIS, @RepRyanZinke (R-MT) says we can't withdraw from Syria because "either we fight 'em in Syria, or we'll fight 'em here... in the streets of our nation."

Did he borrow this line from what Adam Schiff said about Russia? ()
Mar 7 4 tweets 2 min read
One month after Sy Hersh reports that US blew up Nord Stream, US officials declare that "newly collected intelligence" "suggests" that it was in fact a "pro-Ukraine group."

US has used Ukrainians for a proxy war against Russia. Now using them to take the blame for Nord Stream. Of course, "U.S. officials declined to disclose the nature of the intelligence, how it was obtained or any details of the strength of the evidence." They also have "no firm conclusions."

So they have no evidence and no conclusions. That won't matter to our loyal press corps. Image
Mar 4 4 tweets 7 min read
After the earthquake, every House Democrat, including @JamaalBowmanNY @IlhanMN @PramilaJayapal @RoKhanna @AOC, voted to reject "the lifting of [US] sanctions" on Syria. (clerk.house.gov/Votes/2023120)

A top UN expert says these sanctions are "suffocating." (news.un.org/en/story/2022/…) @JamaalBowmanNY @IlhanMN @PramilaJayapal @RoKhanna @AOC The measure also praises the Al Qaeda-allied White Helmets and reaffirms supports for the neocon Caesar Act sanctions.

Since "The Squad" lacks the minimal decency to oppose murderous sanctions, they should at least find the honesty to change their name to The Sadists.
Feb 24 4 tweets 2 min read
A top ally says that "by early 2021, Zelensky believed that negotiations wouldn’t work and that Ukraine would need to retake" the rebel Donbas regions "'either through a political or military path.'"

This explains why Zelensky refused talks and escalated shelling in early 2022. (wapo.st/3Ivoix2)
Feb 20 22 tweets 17 min read
Because @Brian_Whit is engaged in covering up the OPCW cover-up, he makes some telling errors and omissions.

That will naturally happen when you're whitewashing not only the OPCW cover-up, but the sectarian death squads who staged the Douma false flag itself. .@Brian_Whit makes the extraordinary claim that, in Douma, it was "in the basement where most of the bodies were found."

IIT report says the opposite: the "majority of fatalities" were found on the 1-2 floors & stairwell.

Brian is having a hard time keeping the story straight.
Feb 17 6 tweets 5 min read
In covering Syria, US state media follows a strict protocol: no mention of CIA dirty war -- one of most expensive in history -- to arm sectarian death squads. And only passing mention of crippling US sanctions.

NYT's @declanwalsh offers a good example: nytimes.com/2023/02/16/wor… @declanwalsh A key protocol for US state media is to sanitize the US military occupation of Syria. So 900 US troops just happen to "remain", "chasing the remnants of the Islamic State."

In reality, US barely fights ISIS and is there to steal Syria's oil. mate.substack.com/p/to-keep-troo…
Feb 14 6 tweets 4 min read
"Collusion" fanatics insisted that Mueller's full report be released. Their loss: it was a dud, because the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory was a scam.

Now that Durham is scrutinizing FBI misconduct in that probe, @neal_katyal suggests that Durham's report
"need not be public." ImageImage I fully understand why political and media professionals who peddled the dumbest conspiracy theory of all time -- that Trump was a Russian asset and that Mueller would prove it -- would not want the findings of an investigation into that conspiracy theory made public.
Feb 7 9 tweets 6 min read
I've tried to stay out of spats that don't involve me directly but this hit piece by @WalkerBragman on @jimmy_dore is too pathetic to ignore. Walker provides no evidence, just relies on the resentment of bitter TYT liars & faults Jimmy for enforcing standard contract provisions. JD is faulted for binding workers to respect his privacy via non-disclosure agreements, which bar "discussing anything they learned about Dore, his wife, or their collaborators on the job including details about their business, personal lives, finances, investments, and more."😱 ImageImage
Feb 4 6 tweets 5 min read
Bitter that @CJR published a massive expose of US media's humiliating Russiagate coverage, @BylineTimes has published a hit piece on @TheNation magazine's Russiagate coverage written by @dcampbell_iptv. Apparently CJR declined to run Duncan's piece two years ago. @CJR @BylineTimes @thenation @dcampbell_iptv Article features Nation contributors complaining that the mag dared question Russiagate. Aside from the fact that this skepticism was vindicated -- did Mueller find that conspiracy? -- there's also the fact that The Nation published many writers who parroted Russiagate.
Feb 3 25 tweets 8 min read
New: In Douma cover-up, OPCW’s new smoking gun backfires

In a new phase of a multi-year cover-up, the OPCW has accused Syria of a chemical attack in Douma. But to make the case, the OPCW breaks its rules and offers an argument that its findings undermine. thegrayzone.com/2023/02/03/opc… A new report from the OPCW'’s Investigation and Identification Team (IIT) alleges that Syrian forces committed a deadly gas attack in Douma on April 7, 2018. The IIT report follows years of refusal by OPCW brass to account for the censorship of the Douma probe’s initial findings.
Feb 3 5 tweets 3 min read
Full-time troll @im_PULSE has never had a journalism job, yet somehow became a "professor" of journalism.

One of his top pastimes is having an online freakout, and lying through his teeth, whenever a publication happens to mention my work favorably. Image Here's another example of what a malicious liar he is. Compare how he characterizes Hersh's claim about Mattis to what Hersh actually wrote.

Khan Shaykhun was in 2017; Hersh is talking about Mattis discussing "newly surfaced" allegations in 2018. ImageImage
Feb 2 4 tweets 3 min read
Mercenary firm Mozart Group has shut down in Ukraine. NYT's @gettleman notes that this comes after a booze-fueled clip of founder @andymilburn8 "disparaging Ukraine’s leadership circulated widely on social media."

Here's the clip, via @MaxBlumenthal:
https://t.co/r00eeraP2k twitter.com/i/web/status/1… After Max released that viral clip of a drunken @andymilburn8 saying that Ukraine is run by "fucked-up people", Andy accused Max of publishing "a deep fake interview."

Now Andy admits to the NYT: "Of course I shouldn’t have said that." nytimes.com/2023/02/01/wor…
Jan 29 4 tweets 2 min read
On OPCW scandal, WaPo's @JobyWarrick says whistleblowers "should be taken seriously but sometimes they're just wrong."

If they should be taken seriously, why have you never reported on them? If they're wrong, why not show how?

Answer: because they're right & you're dishonest. Think of what a scandal this is: OPCW is accused, by its own inspectors, of censoring a probe into an incident that led to US-led airstrikes on Syria.

Media refuse to report these whistleblowers' concerns -- or even acknowledge them -- and just declare them to be "wrong."
Jan 28 10 tweets 5 min read
OPCW has just accused Syria of an April 2018 chemical attack in Douma. Media so far is uniformly omitting that veteran OPCW inspectors who worked on the Douma probe, backed by a trove of leaks, have accused the OPCW of a cover-up.

A quick tour of this impressive Memory-Hole: .@leloveluck and @JobyWarrick of @washingtonpost make zero mention of the OPCW whistleblowers and leaks (washingtonpost.com/world/2023/01/…), and reduce concerns about the Douma probe to a "disinformation campaign by the Russian state" and "online activists."
Jan 27 4 tweets 4 min read
Speaking of trying to cloud public perception, @jmalsin's new WSJ article on the OPCW's Douma probe doesn't mention that two OPCW whistleblowers -- backed by a trove of leaks and five OPCW veterans -- have accused the OPCW of censoring the Douma probe. mronline.org/2021/03/15/sta… WashPost's @leloveluck joins the OPCW Cover-Up Club.

Her story makes zero mention of the OPCW leaks, whistleblowers, & veterans calling for accountability. In her rendering, Douma probe criticism amounts to a "disinformation campaign by the Russian state" & "online activists."
Jan 26 6 tweets 4 min read
"Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain," NYT's @julianbarnes @ewong @EricSchmittNYT wrote. As @MoonofA noted, NYT had no zero evidence, only US officials' claims.

Now Spain has a suspect: a retired Spaniard "very active" on social media. Do these NYT reporters now believe, based on what anonymous US officials fed them, that Russian intelligence is enlisting a 74-old Spanish retiree active on social media to mail letter bombs to top Spanish officials? I look forward to their update: nytimes.com/2023/01/22/us/…
Dec 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
On foreign policy, we are still living under the Trump White House, except now with a full-blown proxy war in Ukraine. The main difference is that now, under Biden, Democrats refuse to challenge the president because he’s in their own party. So we have the same Trump policy, just with total Democratic obedience:
Dec 11, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Ex-US "Special Envoy to Syria" aka Professional Sadist @joel_rayburn celebrates his achievements: under US sanctions, Syria's "economy & state are collapsing", with "no fuel/electricity", "basic needs unaffordable," schools shuttered, & "people desperate."
Russia is accurately accused, IMO, of "weaponizing winter" in Ukraine. Meanwhile in Syria, US is not only weaponizing winter but the destruction of its decade-long CIA-led dirty war, as well as its control of the global financial system, all to ensure maximum civilian suffering.
Nov 28, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
It's my understanding that this clip is deceptively edited. Zelensky is in fact renouncing the hawkish message he articulates here. He actually said:

"People did not vote for a president who’d come in and say that from this day on we have martial law. We are going to war... "Our army is ready. We will wage war on Donbas. We will take our territories back by war. We are not indifferent to how many people will die, but we are ready to take back our land. We are ready for direct military action in the occupied territories."
Nov 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Twitter offers fascinating anthropological opportunities.

The top US military officer, Gen. Mark Milley, is calling for diplomacy with Russia to end the Ukraine war (nytimes.com/2022/11/10/us/…).

Let's observe how DC blob creature @mattduss is coping with this unwelcome news: .@mattduss is now "definitely interested" in arguments "for a ceasefire" -- but not from "folks who have been saying this since day one."

Yes, only folks who support a ceasefire after the CPC letter & midterms -- and after WH officials & Gen. Milley came on board -- need apply. Image
Nov 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
The chair of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, "has made the case in internal meetings that the Ukrainians have achieved about as much as they could reasonably expect on the battlefield before winter sets in and so they should try to cement their gains at the bargaining table." Congrats to @USProgressives and progressive proxy warriors like @mattduss. By throwing your own pro-diplomacy letter under the bus, you're officially more hawkish than the nation's top military leader. nytimes.com/2022/11/10/us/…