I find the social views of Hal Turner pretty obnoxious and I avoid that like the plague.
However, that does not make him wrong on these geopolitical issues and, taking into account his biases, I have found him a useful source but one which needs to be treated with caution and cross-checked with other reliable sources.
I am not sure if this is 'confirmation bias' on my part – I WANT Russia to start standing up to the neo-con bullies.
As Paul Craig Roberts pointed out in a recent interview if they DON'T there will be more attacks, Russia will be forced into a corner and then a major war becomes inevitable
Covert Intel: Squadron of SU-35s To Syria - Russia mulling "No-Fly" Zone, Ouster of U.S.A.
27 April, 2018
An entire squadron of Russian Su-35S has already been deployed by the Russian Air Force in Syria, at the Khmeimim air base.
After a long period when the Russian Air Force's (RuAF) only aircraft in Syria were the Su-30SM, Russian Staff decided to return the Su-35S to large numbers for the first time.
Four Su-35s were already at Khmeimim AB as of April 21 (Photo Below). Four more arrived this week via Iran. By May 1, it is expected total of 12 Su-35S (a full Squadron) will be inside Syria.
This is a very big development. The Su-35S nickname is "the Slayer" and the ability of this aircraft versus American F-22 Raptors and even F-35's is terrifyingly effective. The Su-35S can shoot down both the F-22 and the F-35.
The questions being asked in the Intelligence Community are:
1) Why THESE particular planes, AND;
2) Why now?
The answers seem very clear.
Russia: is fed-up with the west attacking Syria on false pretenses, while publicly claiming Assad can remain President, but actually continuing to effort his ouster.
Russia has decided to arm Syria with the S-300 surface-to-air missile system. Israel has publicly stated they will attack and destroy those systems.
This is Reason #1 for the arrival of Su-35s; Russia is preparing to defend the S-300 systems from Israeli attacks, by making certain they have aircraft that can shoot down the Israeli (or American) F-35's.
Here is an Intel Photo of the "New Arrivals" -- four more Su-35s in Syria:
How Things Escalated to This
On April 13, the US, UK and France launched another missile attack upon Syria, as punishment for an alleged "Chemical weapons attack." The claims of such an attack were in the form of Youtube videos from a Humanitarian aid group calling itself "The White Helmets."
Instead of waiting for Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to analyze the alleged attack scene and report back, the US, UK and France simply attacked, saying the evidence was irrefutable. Turns out, the "evidence" was completely fabricated and totally false.
There was no chemical weapons attack. No one was treated for symptoms connected to chemical weapons. No one died from chemical weapons.
The people seen in the videos taken by the "White Helmets" have since been interviewed and they make clear "There was no attack" they go on to say they were told by "screaming people" to "get to the hospital" and upon entering, they were immediately doused with water by staff, all of whom had been told by the "White Helmets" that chemical attack victims were coming in.
While all this chaos was taking place, others from the "White Helmets" were taking videos . . . of children being doused with water and given inhalers, of infants crying in fear, of parents terrified they were going to die.
It was ALL false; a complete made-for-video lie, fabricated by the "White Helmets."
Russian officials brought fifteen people to The Hague from the city of Douma, Syria, said to have been present during the alleged April 7 chemical attack - including 11-year-old Hassan Diab, who was seen in a widely-distributed video taken by the controversian NGO organization known as the "White Helmets," who filmed themselves giving Diab "emergency treatment" after the alleged incident.
“We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” said Diab, who was featured in the video which Russia's ambassador to the Netherlands says was staged.
The boy and his family have spoken to various media outlets, who say there was no attack. Here, watch the actual child talk to TV reporters:
Others present during the filming of Diab's hospital "cleanup" by the White Helmets include hospital administrator Ahmad Kashoi, who runs the emergency ward.
“There were people unknown to us who were filming the emergency care, they were filming the chaos taking place inside, and were filming people being doused with water. The instruments they used to douse them with water were originally used to clean the floors actually,” Ahmad Kashoi, an administrator of the emergency ward, recalled. “That happened for about an hour, we provided help to them and sent them home. No one has died. No one suffered from chemical exposure.” -RT
Also speaking at The Hague was Halil al-Jaish, an emergency worker who treated people at the Douma hospital the day of the attack - who said that while some patients did come in for respiratory problems, they were attributed to heavy dust, present in the air after recent airstrikes, but that nobody showed signs of chemical warfare poisoning.
The hospital received people who suffered from smoke and dust asphyxiation on the day of the alleged attack, Muwaffak Nasrim, a paramedic who was working in emergency care, said. The panic seen in footage provided by the White Helmets was caused mainly by people shouting about the alleged use of chemical weapons, Nasrim, who witnessed the chaotic scenes, added. No patients, however, displayed symptoms of chemical weapons exposure, he said. -RT
Emergency paramedic Ahmad Saur who is with the Syrian Red Crescent, said that his hospital ward did not receive any patients exposed to chemical weapons the day of the alleged incident, and that all the patients either needed general medical care or help with injuries.
That said, none of these people's testimony will make it into the "official record" as it currently stands. Russia's permanent representative to the OPCW, Aleksandr Shulgin, said that the OPCW has already interviewed six alleged Douma witnesses brought to The Hague , and they won't interview any more.
“The others were ready too, but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They’ve picked six people, talked to them, and said they were 'completely satisfied' with their account and did not have any further questions" -Aleksandr Shulgin
Shulgin also said that "certain Western countries" accusing Russia and Syria of trying to "hide" witnesses to the attack is not true.
Meanwhile, the West - unhappy with this unexpected diversion to its narrative - has called the Russian press conference a "stunt" - with Britain and France both denouncing it as an "obscene masquerade."
“This obscene masquerade does not come as a surprise from the Syrian government, which has massacred and gassed its own people for the last seven years,” said France’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Lalliot.
"The OPCW is not a theatre," Britain's envoy to the agency, Peter Wilson, said in a statement. "Russia's decision to misuse it is yet another Russian attempt to undermine the OPCW's work, and in particular the work of its fact-finding mission investigating chemical weapons use in Syria."
In other words, the West is happy to bomb a sovereign nation based on nothing more than non-public "evidence" suspected to have been staged and provided by the White Helmets, but when actual residents of Douma show up to tell their side of it, they are condemned as an "obscene masquerade" and denied an opportunity to submit their testimony on the record. Sounds about right for the military industrial complex which if nothing else scored a few extra billion in procurement contracts thanks to the latest farcical attack on Syria.
RUSSIA SEES THROUGH THIS BULLSHIT
Russia is not going to tolerate even one more such fiasco.
This is reason #2, for the arrival of more Su-35s aircraft; the Russians have made it explicitly clear that any additional attacks upon Syria will result in immediate, direct, confrontation. The Russians see that a very serious fight is on the horizon.
DEEP COVERT INTEL says that Russia is also actively deciding whether or not to impose a NO-FLY ZONE in Syria. The decision has NOT yet been made.
If the decision is made, it will go something like this: The Syrian Government will formally announce that all US and coalition troops, planes and weapons must leave Syria within "X" amount of time. As the lawful government of Syria, they have the authority to do this; it is, after all, THEIR country.
The US and its partners will either gripe, whine, complain . . . then leave, or:
We will refuse to leave, at which time Syria (and Russia) will impose a NO-FLY Zone in Syrian air space. Again, it is THEIR country and they have the authority to do this.
It is expected the US and its coalition partners will ignore the NO-FLY Zone, and at that point, having been warned in advance, one or more of the US/Coalition aircraft WILL be shot down.
Once that happens, the gloves come off and both sides go to war - directly - INSIDE SYRIA. Whether it goes beyond Syria's borders is unknown right now, but this is why the US has begun ADDING troops and weapons into Syria; the US sees a serious fight coming as well.
REGIONAL WAR WITHIN WEEKS
If direct confrontation breaks-out, it is HIGHLY LIKELY to immediately expand beyond Syria's borders, because the Israeli maniacs will undertake strikes, which will result in Israel itself being struck; either by Syrian S-300's, Syrian or Russian Aircraft or Iranian assets.
Once that takes place, we've got an instant "regional war" on our hands.
Oil prices will immediately spike back to over $100 a barrel; shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf may be affected; especially if Israel targets Iranian assets in Syria and Iran targets . . . . . anything . . . . inside Israel.
This is a powder keg developing in the Middle East and it looks as though certain elements of the US Government WANT a big war to break out. This will not end well.
The average American has no clue whatsoever that this is coming. They remain blissfully ignorant, distracted by bread and circuses, and kept in the dark by a mass-media that is so disgustingly incompetent (and arguably corrupt) they're too busy "spinning" political meaning in stories, to cover and REAL news.
As a Subscriber to this web site, YOU have the type of keen intellect necessary to survive what is likely coming. If there are folks you care about, whom you think MIGHT have the mental ability to grasp what's taking place here, please refer them to this site. Tell them the two bucks they spend for ONE DAY access, just might save their loves.
They might even find value to this list of Preparations to make.
Sadly, many of our fellow Americans are so literally "dumbed-down" by our failed public school system, that most of them simply do not have the ability to think critically, and see the writing on the wall. But at least you can TRY to educate them - even if they just don't have the mental capacity to.
So important I regard this interview with Paul Craig Roberts (recorded BEFORE the US/UK/French airstrikes) that I am reposting it
You can judge the importance by the fact that less than 24 hours after listening to the interview it has been REMOVED from You Tube so I have extracted the audio from a website.
I listened to this interview, recorded on the 12 April, before the US/UK/French airstrikes, with rapt attention last night. It was as if Dr. Roberts was expressing every thought or fear I have. I agreed with his every word.
If I could summarise what he said briefly it would be this:
"Russia is acting according to the highest moral values in bending over backwards to prevent WW3 but in so doing they are acting in a way that makes a hot war more likely."
Put even more simply “damned if they do and damned if they don’t”.
Paul Craig Roberts: Ten Days to Armageddon?
"The American, British and French governments know they're lying through their teeth... and they're using these [orchestrated] events to take the world to war, the outcome of which could be annihilation."—PCR
We are joined once again by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former US Assistant Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, for a discussion on the current international crisis focused on Syria.
As the war drums continue to beat in the West, Dr. Roberts presents various scenarios that he believes could play out in the coming days, expressing the hope that a catastrophic chain of events leading to WWIII could possibly be prevented by Russia acting swiftly and boldly to escort the USS Donald Cook out of range and marking a line in the waters. Dr. Roberts also gives his reaction to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, and considers the role of the Skripal Affair in the unfolding narrative of lies. (Interview conducted 12 April 2018)