By The Daily Sheeple | thedailysheeple.com | May 7, 2018

Late Sunday night, when very few were looking, (and to be fair, the mainstream media isn’t looking) local Florida media reported that the alleged gunman who shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February was assigned to a controversial Obama-era disciplinary program which the Broward County Public Schools superintendent previously denied existed on multiple occasions.

The Daily Wire reported that Superintendent Robert W. Runcie implemented the PROMISE Program in Broward County Public Schools in 2013 at the behest of the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce the number of minority students who ended up in prison from crimes that they committed on campus.

According to WLRN, two sources with knowledge of [the shooter]’s discipline records told the local Florida media outlet that Nikolas Cruz was referred to the so-called PROMISE Program for a three-day stint after committing vandalism at Westglades Middle School in 2013.

The Daily Wire‘s Ben Shapiro analyzed a report from Real Clear Investigations and wrote that Broward County Public Schools “had rewritten its disciplinary policies to make it nearly impossible to suspend, expel, or arrest students for behavioral problems including criminal activity.”  But no one is sure whether or not the shooter even attended the program.

School district spokesperson Tracy Clark told WLRN on Friday that administrators in the district were analyzing the shooter’s records and on Sunday they confirmed that he had been referred to PROMISE after he vandalized a bathroom at the middle school shortly after the program was put in place in 2013. Clark said he [Cruz] appeared at Pine Ridge Education Center in Fort Lauderdale — an alternative school facility where PROMISE is housed — for an intake interview the day after the vandalism incident. “It does not appear that [the alleged shooter] completed the recommended three-day assignment/placement,”  she said, although she wouldn’t “speculate” on the reason why.

*SIDENOTE: It seems that some are now referring to Nikolas Cruz as his prisoner number, 18-1958.  It’s a newer approach but has been mentioned before as a way to not glorify and give hero status to killers.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office has said previously that Cruz never attended the program. “The school board reports that there was no PROMISE program participation,” said BSO representative Jack Dale. But it does appear that yet another person has lied making it all but impossible to believe the official narrative. 

H/T [The Daily Wire]


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By Eva Bartlett | RT.com | April 16, 2018

The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have “evidence” of the government’s use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies.

After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syria’s president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as “animal Assad,” the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted.

For the past week, we were told that the US had ‘evidence’ and the UK had ‘evidence’ that Syria had used chemicals. The ‘evidence’ largely relied on video clips and photos shared on social media, provided by the Western-funded White Helmets (that “rescuer” group that somehow only operates in Al-Qaeda and co-terrorist occupied areas and participates in torture and executions), as well as by Yaser al-Doumani, a man whose allegiance to Jaysh al-Islam is clear from his own Facebook posts, for example of former Jaysh al-Islam leader, Zahran Alloush.

This, we were told, was ‘evidence.’ This and the words of the highly partial, USAID-funded, US State Department allied Syrian American Medical Society, which, like Al-Qaeda’s rescuers, only supports doctors in terrorist-occupied areas.

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he was still looking for evidence.

Syria, finding the claims to be lies and the sources tainted, requested that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) immediately come to Syria to investigate the claims. Accordingly, the OPCW agreed to send a team—the visas for which Syria granted immediately—which arrived in Damascus on April 14.

President Trump, instead of waiting for an investigation to confirm his ‘evidence,’ chose the very night before this investigative team would arrive in Syria to inspect the allegations, to bomb Syria. The timing of the attacks is more than just a little timely. And the bombings were illegal.

General Mattis tried to dance around the legality, stating“the president has the authority under Article II of the Constitution to use military force overseas to defend important United States national interests.”

But he is wrong, this does not permit the US to illegally bomb a sovereign nation, and he knows it. So does Russia. In a statement on April 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the attacks as illegal, noting:

“Without the sanction of the Security Council of the United Nations, in violation of the UN Charter, norms and principles of international law, an act of aggression against a sovereign state that is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism has been committed.”

What if chemicals had been at targeted locations?

In the same Pentagon briefing, General Joseph Dunford specified the US and allies’ targets in Syria, alleging they were “specifically associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program.” One target, at which 76 missiles were fired, was the Barzeh scientific research centre in heavily-populated Damascus itself, which Dunford claimed was involved in the “development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology.”

This ‘target’ is in the middle of a densely-inhabited area of Damascus. According to Damascus resident Dr. (of business and economy) Mudar Barakat, who knows the area in question, “the establishment consists of a number of buildings. One of them is a teaching institute. They are very close to the homes of the people around.”

Of the strikes, Dunford claimed they “inflicted maximum damage, without unnecessary risk to innocent civilians.”

If one believed the claims to be accurate, would bombing them really save Syrian lives, or to the contrary cause mass deaths? Where is the logic in bombing facilities believed to contain hazardous, toxic chemicals in or near densely populated areas?

Regarding the actual nature of the buildings bombed, Syrian media, SANA, describes the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Research Institute as “centered on preparing the chemical compositions for cancer drugs.” The destruction of this institute is particularly bitter, as, under the criminal western sanctions, cancer medicines sales to Syria are prohibited.

Interviews with one of its employees, Said Said, corroborate SANA’s description of the facility making cancer treatment and other medicinal components. One article includes Said’s logical point: “If there were chemical weapons, we would not be able to stand here. I’ve been here since 5:30 am in full health – I’m not coughing.”

Of the facility, the same SANA article noted that its labs had been visited by the OPCW, which issued two reports negating claims of any chemical weapons activities. This is a point Syria’s Ambassador al-Ja’afari raised in the April 14 UN Security Council meeting, noting that the OPCW “handed to Syria an official document which confirmed that the Barzeh centre was not used for any type of chemical activity” that would be in contravention to Syria’s obligations regarding the OPCW.

Bombings based on Al-Qaeda and Jaysh al-Islam Claims

The entire pretext of the US and allies’ illegal bombings of Syria is immoral and flawed. There is no evidence to the claims that Syria used chemicals in Douma. Numerous analysts have pointed out the obvious: that Syria would not benefit from having used chemical weapons. But America, Israel and allies would benefit from staged attacks.

The website Moon of Alabama noted discrepancies in the videos passed around on social media as “evidence” of Syria’s culpability, including the following:

“The ‘treatment’ by the ‘rebels’, dousing with water and administering some asthma spray, is unprofessional and many of the ‘patients’ seem to have no real problem. It is theater. The real medical personnel are seen in the background working on a real patient.”

Russia’s Defense Ministry has released interviews with two men who were included in the footage alleging a chemical attack has occurred. One of the men, Halil Ajij, said he worked in the hospital in question, they had treated people for smoke poisoning, saying: “We treated them, based on their suffocation,” also noting: “We didn’t see any patient with symptoms of a chemical weapons poisoning,” he said.

In an April 14 interview on Sky News, the former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, argued that the most elementary stage in the accusations game is to allow the actual inspection to occur.

“The evidence that chemical weapons were dropped is non-existent. Let the inspectors go in and possibly within days we will have a verdict but the jury is still out. …I’m totally confident that the inspectors will not produce one shred of evidence to back up the assertions of the Americans. If the Americans had proof, they’d have brought it forward. What they’re saying and what Mrs. May is saying, is just ‘take our word for it, trust us’. There’s not even a dodgy dossier this time.”

Israel and America benefit from the attacks… and are guilty of chemical weapons use

While the world’s eyes have been glazed over by chemical weapons script-reading journalists of corporate media, little notice is given to the ongoing Israeli slaughter and maiming of Palestinian unarmed demonstrators, targeted assassinations that last re-began with the March 30 murders of at least 17 unarmed Palestinians protesting in Gaza’s eastern regions. Israel’s murder of these unarmed youths, women and men got only mild tut-tuts from the UN, and was relegated to “clashes” by slavish corporate media. Israel is literally getting away with murder, as eyes are turned elsewhere.

According to Secretary Mattis, the US-led illegal attack on Syria “demonstrates international resolve to prevent chemical weapons from being used on anyone under any circumstances in contravention of international law.”

The irony? Both America and its close ally Israel have used chemical weapons on civilians. The US has attacked civilians in Vietnam and Iraq, to name but two countries, with chemical weapons.

In 2009, I was living in Gaza and documenting Israel’s war crimes when Israel bombed civilians all over Gaza with white phosphorous. These were civilians with nowhere to run or hide, including civilians who had fled their homes and taken shelter in a UN-recognized school. I myself documented numerous instances of Israel’s use of white phosphorous.

If this doesn’t outrage American citizens, the billions of US taxpayers’ dollars sent to Israel and spent on the bombing of sovereign nations — and not on America’s impoverished, nor on affordable health care — should outrage.

However, as author Jonathan Cook noted, the issue is not merely Trump’s threats to Syria:

“There is bipartisan support for this madness. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic leadership in the US, and much of the parliamentary Labour party in the UK, are fully on board with these actions. In fact, they have been goading Trump into launching attacks.”

By not attacking Russian forces in Syria this time, the US narrowly avoided a direct military confrontation with Russia, one which would have had global ramifications, to say the least.

The question now is: will the regime-change alliance be stupid and cruel enough to support yet another false flag chemical attack in their unending efforts to depose the Syrian president, or will they give up the game and allow Syria’s full return to peace? The US and allies claim their concern for Syrian civilians, but do everything in their power to ensure civilians suffer from terrorism and sanctions.


Eva Bartlett is a freelance journalist and rights activist with extensive experience in the Gaza Strip and Syria. Her writings can be found on her blog, In Gaza.


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By Alex Christoforou | The Duran | April 14, 2018

Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Douglas Macgregor was on Tucker Carlson Tonight dropping some powerful truth bombs minutes before Trump’s real bombs were launched against Damascus.

Col. Macgregor made some stunning statements about America’s war machine, and lifted much of the fog surrounding the current war in Syria.

◦ He [Trump] seems to be in the grip of the globalists, you know the global nannies that want to run around in Madeleine Albright’s world and punish evildoers for reasons that don’t make any sense to me since we had no real interest in Syria and the war there is effectively over.

◦ Recall that last year we fired 60 some cruise missiles…they landed in the dirt, exploded nicely, everyone congratulated themselves, and we walked away and nothing happened.

◦ If all we’re doing is expressing our righteous indignation, at the alleged use of a chemical weapon, we’re kidding ourselves. There are no good guys on the ground in Syria…any number of people could have done this.

◦ Routinely again it’s back to the Globalist versus the Nationalists. He [Trump] seems to have lots of globalists around him. I’m sure John Bolton is excited at the prospect of bombing somebody somewhere. I suspect that he’s being supported in the Pentagon as well.

◦ The president seems to be on his own if he’s still the nationalist that he said he was.

◦ The left/right dichotomy is very misleading in this town. I think you have nationalists and you have globalists. The globalists dramatically outnumber those of us who are pre-eminently concerned about what’s in the interests of the United States.

◦ They’re living in Madeleine Albright’s world and the president is in danger of joining the likes of LBJ and George W Bush…failed president’s, failed administrations, involved in failed wars.

◦ I think there is an enormous amount of support and interest inside the United States in Washington, in the Department of Defense, in the State Department, to keep us in Syria.

◦ The swamp seems to be everywhere.


Alex Christoforou is president and writer for The Duran, where this article was originally published.


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By JD Heyes | Natural News | April 15, 2018

So far in his presidency Donald J. Trump has managed to outsmart the politicos and the media hacks, remaining several steps ahead of them as they work daily to obstruct his progress and tear down his administration.

But when it comes to dealing with the Deep State — that combo of media elites, party bosses, the intelligence community and the military-industrial complex — the president seems less sure of himself.

That may help explain why he may have been duped into launching — with British and French assistance — his latest attack on Syria under the guise of President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons against a rebel faction last week.

Few are disputing that an attack occurred; where the dispute lies is in who is responsible for it.

Trump says he is as certain this time as he was last year when he ordered strikes against Assad for a separate chemical attack. The French have said they have the evidence as well. So what’s the problem?

The problem is none of this really adds up.

Few dispute the 2017 chemical attack, and most believe that Trump was correct to ‘punish’ Assad for it. But this time is different.

For one, Assad has all but won the seven-year civil war. ISIS has been beaten back, most rebel groups have been defeated or marginalized, thanks to the assistance he was given by Russia and Iran, and the U.S. has backed away from regime change as its primary objective in the country (focusing instead only on ISIS). Heck, Trump even said in recent days he’d like to get all U.S. forces out of Syria within months.

So why would Assad risk global condemnation when victory is well within his grasp and the Americans are looking for the exit sign?

Also, there is this. Last week The National Sentinelreported that British journalists in Syria were implicating rebels, not Syrian government forces, in the latest poison gas attack. They claimed that the Syrian rebels in Douma were “staging” the corpses of dead children in order to stoke emotions in the West and provoke precisely the strikes against Syrian government installations that Trump agreed to and ordered early Saturday.

One BBC reporter, Riam Dalati, even tweeted, “Sick and Tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption.” He eventually took it down but a former Scotland Yard detective and counterterrorism officer preserved the tweet and tweeted out his own warning about the rebels and staging.

“Yesterday a BBC journalist (see above) posted a rare admission that #Syria rebels & activists are manipulating photos of dead #Douma children for western media propaganda purposes. Today the BBC journalist has deleted his tweet but, for the record, a screen shot of it is here,” Charles Shoebridge wrote.

He added: “As always, US UK funded #Syria#WhiteHelmets ‘rescuers’ the primary news source.”

The White Helmets are, according to the group’s website, a civil defense and rescue organization. And while there is little evidence to suggest this organization is anything other than what it claims to be, it’s hard to simply discount what these British witnesses are saying. They are, after all, on the ground in the war-torn country.

We may never know. But for now, what we do know is that America appears to be sleepwalking into yet another conflict in the Middle East.

As such, his once-staunch supporters — including Alex Jones, Michael Savage, Ann Coulter, and others — are publicly denouncing the president. Because this is not what he ran on.

Just a week or so ago Trump was saying he wants U.S. troops out of Syria soon. He said he wants to focus on rebuilding America. He said the U.S. has spent $7 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan in 17 years.

Upping the ante with a massive missile strike over a controversial chemical attack doesn’t sound much like pulling out.


J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com, where this article was originally published, and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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By Brandon Turbeville | Natural Blaze \ April 12, 2018

Donald Trump is proving to be following in the footsteps of his predecessor in terms of the possibility of being the most disappointing president of modern times. His latest debacle now comes in the form of the TPP which Trump pulled out of days after assuming the Presidency. Now, however, Trump has announced plans to move back into the TPP even after campaigning against it as well taken Executive action against it.

It ranks as one of the bizarre about faces of any American president.

As the New York Times writes,

President Trump, in a sharp reversal, told a gathering of farm state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that he was directing his advisers to look into rejoining the multicountry trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of days after assuming the presidency.

Rejoining the 11-country pact could be a significant change in fortune for many American industries that stood to benefit from the trade agreement’s favorable terms and Republican lawmakers who supported the pact. The deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration, was largely viewed as a tool to prod China into making the type of economic reforms that the United States and others have long wanted.

Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the deal during the president’s campaign, but many business leaders were disappointed when Mr. Trump withdrew from agreement, arguing that the United States would end up with less favorable terms attempting to broker an array of individual trade pacts and that scrapping the deal would empower China.

Republicans in Congress have also been skeptical of Mr. Trump’s tendencies on trade, and 25 Republican senators sent a letter to Mr. Trump urging him to re-engage with the pact “so that the American people can prosper from the tremendous opportunities that these trading partners bring.”

The Trump administration says it has ordered the Agriculture Department to create a program to help farmers hurt by trade. Trade advisers say the department could use a program known as the Commodity Credit Corporation to purchase potentially billions of dollars of crops from American farmers harmed by tariffs.

. . . . .

But such a program would be time-consuming and costly and would come as the budget deficit continues to increase. Many American agriculturalists maintain that the easiest way to help them is to avoid a trade war with China in the first place. And many economists say the best way to combat a rising China and pressure it to open its market is through multilateral trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which create favorable trading terms for participants.

. . . . .

“The best thing the United States can do to push back against Chinese cheating now is to lead the other eleven Pacific nations that believe in free trade and the rule of law. It is good news that today the President directed Larry Kudlow and Ambassador Lighthizer to negotiate U.S. entry into TPP,” Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said in a statement.

Among those who supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership was Mr. Trump’s nominee to head the state department, Mike Pompeo, who said during his confirmation hearing on Thursday that the United States needs “to be deeply engaged” in dealing with China.

China has targeted areas of the country where Trump’s base lies, i.e. rural America and agricultural areas as well as traditional red states for retaliatory tariffs, in order to put political pressure on the President to back off his America First police and “trade war” with China. It seems that policy is working.

With an American Congress completely sold out to international interests, corporations, and banks, bipartisan political pressure is being put to bear on the Trump administration to end its policy of tariffs as well. Naturally, with threats of less money in an already struggling industry, some American farmers are worried about the repercussions of tariffs on their own exports.

This whole debate, however, was framed improperly from the beginning and propaganda pushing Free Trade was shoved down the throats of masses of Americans who simply don’t understand what Free Trade is and how it has destroyed the American economy. Likewise, Trump’s tariffs have been applied haphazardly and in such a way that they are designed to fail.

For instance, Trump’s tariffs only targeted specific goods from specific countries when, in actuality, an across the board Protective Tariff on all goods coming into the country that could reasonably be produced at home would have been the single most effective thing an American president could do to truly make America’s economy great again.

Any “economist” or Congressman that advocates for more Free Trade after its disastrous history worldwide is clearly doing nothing more than shilling for corporations and financiers since Free Trade has done nothing but eviscerate American jobs and lower living standards for the majority of the world’s population.

In this Orwellian world, Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that Free Trade is good and tariffs are bad, despite the former being the reason for the worst American economy since the great Depression and the latter being the reason the United States was once the greatest economy and most equitable economic structure in modern world history at one time.

Regardless, Donald Trump has once again betrayed his base who voted for him due to his criticism of Free Trade, NAFTA, and the TPP (as well as America’s foreign war policy). This should come as no surprise. The level to which Trump is able to make such and abrupt turn without legitimate criticism and legitimate solutions from critics, however, should be the most shocking element.


This article (Donald Trump Moves To Rejoining The TPP) was created by and appeared first at Natural Blaze.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.


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