Archive for September 2016

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BRITAIN’S INDEPENDENT SHOWS JUST HOW STUPID PROPAGANDA CAN BE WHEN IT SAYS BRITISH GOVERNMENT BOWED TO ASSAD TO SEIZE AN ACTIVIST’S SYRIAN PASSPORT

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Bows to Assad”?

Totally stupid piece of propaganda.

Assad is the elected president of Syria.

His government is the legitimate government of Syria.

In international affairs, you either comply with the norms or you do not, in which case you become a pariah state.

The norms include complying with legitimate government requests such as this. Passports, indeed, are the property of the issuing governments.

God, it is difficult to believe I am not looking at The News of the World here.

Ignorant and shameful.

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Posted September 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COLUMNIST SAYS OBAMA’S ASIAN PIVOT FAILED – LET’S HOPE SO

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SIMON TISDALL IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Barack Obama’s ‘Asian pivot’ failed. China is in the ascendancy”

Let’s hope that’s right.

What business does the United States have claiming ascendancy ten thousand miles away in Asia?

It’s ridiculous on the face of it, and it is only a possible source for conflict.

And just look at what it is that Obama was “pivoting’ from: the entire Mid East in ruins and strewn with dead.

My God, I am grateful if he cannot repeat the horror.

Posted September 25, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HILLARY CLINTON AND ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI, SUPPOSED LEADER OF ISIS – WHAT SHE WILL FIND WITH HER PROMISE TO GO AFTER HIM

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Hillary is simply laughable.

If she gets her wobbly eye to stay in place and if she doesn’t faint too often and if she doesn’t cough so much no one can understand what she is saying, she will go after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

And what will she discover then?

A man who was once an American prisoner and is reputed to have received training by American agents.

A man who is known to John McCain, and you may easily find photos of them together at meetings in the Mideast on the Internet.

And a man who, it is whispered in a number of places, is actually an Israeli agent with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being an assumed name.

You go girl.

Posted September 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: PSEUDO-HEROIC WORDS FROM SONJA MEYER ABOUT IGNORING THE BOMBS AND CONTINUING HUMANITARIAN AID IN SYRIA – THE TRUTH

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SONJA MEYER IN THE GUARDIAN

 

We will ignore the bombs to continue delivering humanitarian aid in Syria

Sorry, but that is a truly a phony headline.

That convoy was torched by the US-affiliated terrorists in the neighborhood through which it was passing and/or Hellfire missiles fired from an American drone. These missies leave no bomb craters, and that is what we see in videos, no bomb craters.

After the Russians released some drone video showing a non-military vehicle with a large-scale mortar going by the trucks and also images of an American Predator drone overhead, the US shut up its phony yapping about Russians or Syrians attacking this convoy.

Motives for this attack included getting the American war crime of bombing Syrian soldiers just days ago off the front page. It worked, and we’ve read little but phony angst and false claims in the press.

When you bomb a country with which you are not at war and kill more than sixty soldiers and injure another hundred, I think we rightly call that a war crime. The bombing enabled ISIS to gain a small initiative.

Then your funded cut throats follow up and destroy a convoy. Nice work, America.

Posted September 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ASSAD UNLEASHES INTENSE ATTACKS ON ALEPPO SAYS A PHONY HEADLINE – THE TRUTH

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Assad unleashes intense attack on Aleppo – with Russian jets in support”

A total misstatement of the situation.

Assad can hardly do what in fact the US has already done, make a wreck of Syria.

Let’s not forget American jets bombed Syrian soldiers just days ago, a complete war crime and one which allowed ISIS to make progress.

Then, shortly after, we saw a convoy destroyed – this time likely by local American-supported terrorists and/or American drone-fired missiles in the area.

The U.S. lied, up and down, about both events until some Russian proof was released.

And the second event, the convoy, was intended to remove the sting and the headlines of the first, killing soldiers with whom you are not even at war.

Posted September 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TERRIBLE PROPAGANDA ABOUT GIRL ORPHANED BY ASSAD’S WAR ON HIS OWN PEOPLE – WHAT THE WAR IN SYRIA IS

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Assad’s war on his own country?

I’m sorry but that is simply a lie, and a gross one such as we’d expect from Pravda in 1954.

This war is a total artificial creation by the U.S. and its willing helpers.

They want to get rid of a leader they don’t like and, importantly, Israel doesn’t like.

The US also wants to run a pipeline through Syria which the legitimate government has declined to approve. For those reasons, mayhem has been unleashed and 400,000 have died.

Once you unleash the dogs of war, as America and its helpers have, all kinds of ugly things happen.

The country’s armed forces are fighting gangs of cut throats inserted and armed under American auspices.

With rubbish like this article, The Independent of course joins the ranks of helpers.

Posted September 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: PRESIDENT ASSAD SAYS AMERICAN AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA WERE DELIBERATE SINCE THEY LASTED AN HOUR

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

They were indeed.

Some suspect the Pentagon and the Neocons in the State Department did this in a direct challenge to Obama’s even dealing with Russia.

A scary idea, indeed, the military challenging civilian authority, but not unprecedented for the U.S. military.

The second attack, on the UN aid convoy, a bombing as reported, was likely the work of the local terrorist allies of the Pentagon in the area it was passing through.

Those trucks – the UN convoy – were either hit by artillery or burnt. They were not bombed, as is apparent in photos.

This was an attempt – quite successful – to get the American war crime of attacking Syrian soldiers off the front pages.

Posted September 24, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized