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.


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, where this article was originally published, and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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)


By Adam Dick | RPI | April 10, 2018

“This whole idea that all of a sudden Assad’s gassing his own people, I think, is total nonsense,” declared Ron Paul in a new RT interview with host Ed Schultz. President Donald Trump has blamed Syria President Bashar al-Assad, along with Russia and Iran, for the alleged gas attack. However, Paul, a former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate, points out that “over and over again” the US has claimed the Syria or Russia government is guilty of this or that wrongdoing, from previous gas attacks in Syria to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in London, but “nothing panned out.” It is just, Paul argues, one “fake news” story after another.

So why the rush to condemn the Syria government and take military action against Syria even though the evidence does not show the Syria government is responsible for the most recent and prior alleged gas attacks? Paul, who founded the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity in 2013 after leaving the US House, suggests that the motivation is connected to foreign policy goals in relation to Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as the influence of neoconservatives, oil interests, and the military-industrial complex.

Paul further argues that, while it makes no sense for Assad or the Russia government to bring about a gas attack, people who want to provide a reason for the US military to be engaged in Syria, after Trump recently said the US military very soon would leave Syria, could benefit from such an attack.

Watch Paul’s complete interview here:

Contributed by Adam Dick of where this article was originally published.


By Dawn Luger | The Daily Sheeple | April 9, 2018

Medical sources have claimed dozens of people were killed in a Douma, Syria chemical attack on Saturday, but those numbers are impossible to verify, prompting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to say there’s been no evidence found of a chemical weapons attack in Syria’s formerly rebel-held town.

The alleged attack took place over the weekend, however, Lavrov said Russian specialists and aid workers had visited the area, which rebel fighters have started leaving under a surrender deal. “Our military specialists have visited this place, along with representatives of the Syrian Red Crescent… and they did not find any trace of chlorine or any other chemical substance used against civilians,” he said.

More importantly, the US and France have threatened a “joint, strong response.”President Donald Trump said on Monday that the situation was being assessed and “major decisions” would be made within 48 hours. But Moscow has already declared the chemical attack as “false news” and warned against any intervention in Syria. 

The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the latest reports about the chemical attack that allegedly affected dozens of civilians in the militant-controlled town of Douma. It said the reports were another example of a continuous series of fake news about the use of chlorine and other chemical agents by the government forces.”   Even more telling, as the ministry pointed out, was that the source of the reports was the notorious civil defense group, the White Helmets, which has been repeatedly accused of having ties to terrorists, as well as other groups based in the US and UK.

According to RT, Russia has previously warned about a false-flag chemical attack being prepared in the recent months, the ministry said. Those who are not interested in a genuine political settlement of the Syrian crisis are seeking to complicate the situation on the ground, it added.

“The goal of this… baseless speculation is to shield the terrorists and… the radical opposition that refuse to engage in a political settlement [process], as well as to justify potential military strikes from the outside,” the statement said. It then warned that any military interference in Syria conducted under “far-fetched or fabricated pretexts” would be “absolutely unacceptable” and could lead to “dire consequences.”

The current tensions in the Middle East at first appear to be random acts of probes and military maneuvers. The Syrian question is a big one. What is happening over there? Well, a continuation of Obama-era policies of supporting “freedom fighters” against the reign of Bashar al-Assad, the leader of Syria…that is what is happening. Recently, Russian contractors were killed in battles against U.S. supported “rebels.” The Russian contractors cannot serve Russia (it’s against their law for merc’s to do such), but nothing stopped them from being hired by Assad and Syria.

But “freedom fighters” are only termed that by the United States when an insurgency is desired to overthrow an existing government that is not in favor with the U.S…. a “heroic people’s revolution” in the never-ending quest to force nations into the “freedom” of American democracy.SHTFPlan

It isn’t too far off base to think that this chemical attack was a false flag and in preparations for weeks or even months.

Superficial, obvious “reasons” for war are the ones the public swallows, gulping down from the firehose supplied by the ceaseless litany of lies and drivel from the mainstream media. The true reasons can only be found by those willing to not swallow the “crafted narrative.” We must look for the underlying money trails and political agendas of those self-serving leaders…puppet masters who see false flags as tools with State-sponsorship that fulfill their own goals and plans…at the cost (as usual) of We the People. SHTFPlan

Unfortunately, the “price” Trump wants Russia, Iran, and Syria to pay will cost the American taxpayer.  Was this a false flag attack? Perhaps.  But perhaps the only thing we really know for certain is that the mainstream media will spin this news story and paint the picture for us all, manipulating the simple-minded into accepting whatever atrocity may come from it: all in the name of “freedom” of course.

Contributed by Dawn Luger of where this article was originally published.