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WHAT IS A CONSPIRACY THEORY? WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky; Originally appeared at GlobalResearch Obama [and now Trump] are on a hot war footing. Western civilization is allegedly “threatened by the Islamic State”. The “Global War on Terrorism” is  heralded as a humanitarian endeavor. We have a “Responsibility to Protect”. Humanitarian warfare is the solution. Evil folks are lurking. ‘Take ’em out”, said George W. Bush. The Western media is beating the drums of war. America’s military agenda is supported by a vast propaganda apparatus. One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to “fabricate an enemy”. As the political legitimacy of the Obama Administration falters, doubts regarding the existence of this “outside enemy”, namely Al Qaeda and its network of (CIA sponsored) affiliates  must be dispelled. The purpose is to tacitly instil, through repeated media reports, ad nauseam, within people’s inner consciousness, the notion that Muslims constitute a threat to the security of the Western World. Humanit…

UAE Owns 18 Secret Prisons In Yemen. US Supports This – Report

(AP Photo/Yemen’s Defense Ministry) Associated Press released a report claiming that the UAE established a network of secret prisons in Yemen under the supervision of its army. According to the report, hundreds of prisoners have gone missing in unknown circumferences under the UAE’s undercover operation against Al-Qaeda in Yemen. AP claims that the UAE owns 18 secret prisons in southern Yemen without the knowledge of the Yemeni government. The report also mentioned horrendous torturing procedures occur in those prisons on a regular basis. Several high-ranking commanders from the US military force operating in Yemen allegedly participated in questioning of prisoners, but they denied participating in human rights offenses. AP went on to claim that over 2,000 people vanished in those secret prisons. However, the UAE government denies any breaches of human rights. It is known that the US has depended on a series of secrets prisons in allied countries in its war on terrorism since 2001.

Russian Submarine And Warships Launches Cruise Missiles At ISIS Terrorists In Syria

A screenshot from the Russian Defense Ministry Admiral Essen, Admiral Grigorovich frigates and Krasnodar submarine of the Russian Navy have launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday. According to the statement, the submarine performed a submerged launch of the cruise missiles. “As a result of a surprise saturation missile attack, Daesh [ISIS] command posts, as well as large ammunition depots, have been destroyed in the vicinity of the town of Akerbat in the province of Hama, where a militant arsenal detonated after a pinpoint hit by the Kalibr cruise missile,” the ministry said. “The remaining Daesh [ISIS] terrorist fighters and targets have been destroyed by Russian Aerospace Forces bombers’ airstrikes.”

The US Seems Keener To Strike At Assad Than It Does To Destroy Isis

It is instructive that the West now expresses more outrage at the use of gas – it blames the Assad regime for this, of course – than at the continued cruelty of Isis

By Robert Fisk

The extraordinary destruction of a Syrian fighter jet by a US aircraft on Sunday has precious little to do with the Syrian plane’s target in the desert near Rasafa – but much to do with the advance of the Syrian army close to the American-backed Kurdish forces along the Euphrates. The Syrians have grown increasingly suspicious in recent months that most Kurdish forces in the north of Syria – many of them in alliance with the Assad government until recently – have thrown in their lot with the Americans.
Indeed, the military in Damascus is making no secret of the fact that it has ended its regular arms and ammunition supplies to the Kurds – it has apparently given them 14,000 AK-47 rifles since 2012 – and the Syrian regime was outraged to learn that Kurdish forces recently received an envoy from the United Arab …

TURKEY DEPLOYING HOWITZERS AND VEHICLES TO NORTHERN SYRIA FOR ALLEGED ATTACK ON KURDISH-HELD AFRIN AREA

Turkey has been actively deploying military equipment, including T-155 Firtina howitzers and ACV-15 armoured vehicles, to the area of the militant-held town of Azaz in northern Aleppo, according to Kurdish sources.
Turkey and pro-Turkish militant groups are allegedly preparing for a large advance against Kurdish militants in the area of Afrin. The YPG-held town of Tell Rifat may become the first target of this advance. Photos (source: @PYD_Rojava):

Israeli Army Intensifies Activity In Border Area With Lebanon

The Hezbollah media wing announced that a group of 19 Israeli Army soldiers, at 7:35 am on June 21, broke through the technical fence in the Karam al-Sharqi area – Mays al-Jabal. According to the military media, the Israeli force was stationed in a place where the Israeli Army had previously removed an Israeli spy device. This was not the first time when the Israeli Army crossed the technical fence. It is worth mentioning that crossing the technical fence is not considered as crossing into the Lebanese territory, where the technical fence is located in an unrecognized area. The military media published photos and video of the Israeli soldiers as they crossed the fence, as a Hizbollah appeared to be fully monitoring the front with Israel. From its side, Israel began several months ago to build additional fortifications, and set up during 2016-2017 a large number of spy devices on the front or even within Lebanese territory. However, the Lebanese Army managed to remove a major part of …

Alleged Video Appears Showing Moment When ISIS Blew Up Al-Nuri Kabir Mosque In Old Mosul

An allegedvideo showing the destruction of the Al-Nuri Kabir Mosque in Old Mosul appeared online and now is actively circulating in social media. On June 21st, ISIS terrorists blew up the Al-Nuri Kabir Mosque where ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a ‘Caliphate’ in 2014. The photo allegedly shows the site after the destruction: Source: https://twitter.com/Khaqani_M The US-led coalition statement on the issue:

South Korea Delays THAAD Deployment – What Next?

Written by Michael Brady; Originally appeared at Strategic-culture.org On June 5, South Korean President Moon Jai-in ordered an environmental impact assessment in the area where four additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers were to be deployed. THAAD is a mobile system capable of hitting ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere in their final, or terminal, phase. The unexpected move has caused alarm for policy makers in Washington, DC, who are worried about Beijing’s influence on the newly elected president. (Courtesy Photo) THAAD is a defensive system designed to track and shoot down missiles designated for targets inside South Korea and throughout the region. Its primary purpose is to defend US military personnel (approximately 28,000) and South Korean critical infrastructure from North Korean missile launches. Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to ebb and flow as Washington has requested assistance from Beijing to reign in the reclusive Kim…