US president Donald Trump is not a truly independent political leader but merely a puppet of US corporations, military and intelligence, and who serves their interests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network.
Trump pursues “no own policies” but only executes the decisions made by the “intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions,” the Syrian leader said in an exclusive interview with TeleSUR.
"As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime," Assad added.
He referred to the fact that Trump came to power on a political platform promising a departure from the interventionist policy of the previous US president, Barack Obama, but soon forgot his promises and ordered a missile strike against the Syrian air base following a chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib province.
The Syrian president also said that it is “a complete waste of time to make an assessment of the American president’s foreign policy” as “he might say something” but what he really does depends on “what these [US military and business] institutions dictate to him.”
He also added that it “is not new” and “has been ongoing American policy for decades.”
"This is what characterizes American politicians: they lie on a daily basis... That’s why we shouldn’t believe what the Pentagon or any other American institution says because they say things which serve their policies, not things which reflect reality and the facts on the ground,” Assad told TeleSUR.
He went on to say that the US continues to pursue its age-long policy aimed at establishing and maintaining a global hegemony by turning all countries that oppose it into war zones.
"The United States always seeks to control all the states of the world without exception. It does not accept allies, regardless of whether they are developed states as those in the Western bloc or other states of the world," the Syrian leader explained.
He also added that “what is happening to Syria, to Korea, to Iran, to Russia, and maybe to Venezuela now, aims at re-imposing American hegemony on the world because they believe that this hegemony is under threat now, which consequently threatens the interests of American economic and political elites.”
Assad expressed similar views in an interview with Russia’s Sputnik news agency about a week ago. “The regime in the United States hasn't changed,” he said, adding, “since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has been attacking different countries in different ways without taking into consideration the Security Council or the United Nations.”
He also said that for the US, “the end justifies the means, no values, no morals at all, anything could happen.”
Despite his criticism, Assad once again confirmed the readiness of the Syrian government to cooperate with the US if it could change its attitude towards respecting other countries’ sovereignty and that of Syria in particular.
US intelligence reporter Barrett Brown was arrested, again, on Thursday morning for criticizing the US government while appearing on radio interviews.
“I would call the people who did this a bunch of chicken-sh*t a**holes that are brutalizing the Constitution,” Brown’s lawyer, Jay Leiderman, said following his client’s detainment.
Brown first won acclaim for reporting on Stratfor’s intelligence operations directed against US civilians. The Justice Department told Bank of America that Stratfor would be ideally suited to conduct these operations. As the tales of corporate espionage emerged, Brown reported on the leaks, which made waves due to the operations coinciding with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The government tried to paint Brown as the person who leaked these documents, though he’d only reported on them. He initially faced a 100-year sentence. After pleading guilty to two charges pertaining to obstruction of justice and threatening an FBI agent, Brown’s sentence was knocked down to five years and three months. In sum, Brown’s helped spark the war on leaks that persists to this day.
Brown was put in handcuffs during a routine check-in, before being taken to an unknown facility. Since being released early from jail, Brown has not missed a single meeting with prison authorities.
Following his arrest, Brown told his mom he believes authorities brought him into custody over failure to gain “permission” to provide interviews with news outlets after he was released in November. Brown’s first exclusive interview was given to Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary with the ever-affable Eugene Puryear.
Brown also spoke to Vice News last week and was slated to go on PBS Friday for another interview, and these appearances may be what landed him back in jail. So much for free speech.
“If this were happening in another country, [the US government] would deplore it,” former CIA clandestine operative Barry Eisley tweeted.
According to his mother, Brown said that the Bureau of Prisons never informed him that he would need to get special permission to do TV or radio interviews. Brown’s point of contact with the BOP, Luz Lujan, refused to give Brown “copies of program statement rules saying this is a requirement during halfway house and/or home confinement status.” When Lujan finally got back to Brown after a week of not returning his calls, Brown received a form for reporters visiting an inmate in prison, the Intercept reported. The BOP also never showed Brown the document stating why he had to get permission.
In other words, according to Brown, he was never provided a copy of the form he is now being arrested for not having filled out.
“You guys are going to carry out this, you guys are going to characterize this as a refusal of an order that they’re not giving me in writing,” Barrett said in a recorded conversation with his case manager. If failing to cooperate with BOP restrictions on interviews is the reason Brown was stripped of his freedoms during a routine meeting, that would be “disgusting,” his lawyer said, noting that the so-called restrictions seem to have been created on an improvised basis.
UPDATE: "This is a terrible affront to the First Amendment," Leiderman told Sputnik News in an exclusive interview. Ironically, Brown was never required to get permissions to do interviews while he was previously in federal custody, Leiderman added.
Within the past two days, Brown was asked to produce "prior authorizations" to conduct interviews. "It came out of the blue," Leiderman continued. Brown never actually said no to getting the prior authorizations, but simply requested that the BOP furnish the policy manual which Lujan said was the reason Brown was being asked to get the permissions. The counselor is "not aware" of any existing precedent where the BOP deployed this policy manual, which adds fire to the claim that this policy measure is being used against Brown personally.
Brown's words "are weapons of mass education, which is why they are targeting him."
World War 3 has already begun. How the history books describe the
beginning will depend on how it ends.
April 27, 2017
World War 3 has already begun. How the history books describe the
beginning will depend on how it ends. How it ends will depend on how the public
reacts to the shockwaves to come. This cannot be predicted, but it can be
Any time the ruling class gets an inkling that we the people might unify
on a higher ideal, join forces in the face of an existential threat (like the
prospect of thermonuclear war) you’ll always see them start sowing the seeds of
division, triggering artificial group identities, pitting you against each
other over trivia.
Once in play, the temptation to join a side is overwhelming, and very
Divide and conquer is an applied science. They know exactly how to ring
your bell, and they’ll go out of their way to promote any narrative that adds
to the hate.
If they succeed, the result is always the same. Resistance is
dissipated, drowned out by the roar of petty squabbles, while war machine
advances. This is our first enemy, and it must be attacked head on.
The path to war is always paved with crowd psychology. Those who don’t
understand this science, are easy to manipulate. Activists who ignore, or who
are fail to work within its laws, are rendered ineffective, or worse, utilized
They don’t teach you about this stuff in school (for obvious reasons).
This is the science of power, the psychology of control. An informed populous
would recognize their tactics, neutralizing the effect. They would also have
the tools to strike back, turn the tables, and fundamentally restructure the
system. The status quo would be destroyed.
The stakes are far too high to play it safe now, and we don’t have much
time, so we’re going to break this down from the, 30,000 foot view.
The only way to stop a war, when you have a government which is fully in
the pocket of the military industrial complex, is to reach the mind behind the
trigger. Break the chain of obedience. A contingent of the police and military
This is easier said than done, and most who try sabotage themselves in
the first few words. They fail to understand the group identities they are
Soldiers are conditioned to obey. They are regimented using extremely
efficient authority and conformity structures, and have a very strong, and
inflexible group identity (if you don’t know what I’m referring to here talk to
a Marine). They are typically the last element of society to
flirt with disobedience or insurrection. They only turn if a large enough
civilian contingent that they identify with pressures them to.
In the United States, military personnel overwhelmingly identify
as conservative. Therefore U.S. soldiers would only consider disobeying a
direct order, or pointing their guns in a different direction if enough
conservatives turn, and only if the call to turn is delivered in language that
they resonate with.
You could field a crowd of 20 million progressives and it wouldn’t even
register. The conservative world view frames the left as the out-group (just
like the left views them), and any message that is can be framed as coming from
the enemy camp is automatically rejected out of hand.
Conservatives tend to be older, more established, with little appetite
for catastrophic change, and right now the man they voted for is in power.
The spark insurrection almost always begin with people who are young
enough to still have hope, and crazy enough to actually do something about it.
This demographic also tends to lean left.
To further complicate matters these two group identities have grown
farther and farther apart in recent years, and have even diverged
The only way to inspire a break in the chain of obedience is to build a
coalition that is able to work with, and ultimately steal market share from
both of these identities, galvanizing them in opposition to a common threat
(like thermonuclear war), and defining an identity against a new out-group, the
madmen and useful idiots pulling us towards it (aka the neoliberal, neocon
“You mean I’d have to cozy up with a bunch of leftist loon tards?”
“Ewwww… I don’t even want to be in a room with these mysoginist
We get it. You hate each other. “They” are not us. They’re the
out-group. They’re a hostile tribe that you’re being forced to share a
But then something horrific happens. An event that sends shockwaves
through the culture. Leaving deep psychological scars.
At that moment petty disagreements will be set aside. The political and
media establishment will rally the masses towards their “solution”: war.
You might hate each other now, but in times of war you’ll unify behind a
flag. The out-group will be redefined in geopolitical terms, and most will fall
A new found sense of patriotism will wash over the nation, like alcohol
to cover the fear, and the executive will be elevated to god like status. Daddy
is going to take care of you now. All you have to do is obey.
Bottom of Form
And then, laws like the Patriot Act, and the NDAA, on the books for
years, but never fully implemented, will suddenly become terrifyingly relevant.
There will be absolutely no restraints on power.
In such times group identity can be reshaped, rendered more obedient.
Those who speak out will be branded un-American, or worse. Exposing government
lies will become an act of treason. Examples will be made to set the tone. The
rest will either cower in submission, or flee, and we’ll all be reminded of the
saying “War is the health of the state.”
If they win… then they get to reset the system, wipe 20 trillion dollars
of debt off the board, blame the collapsing stock bond and derrivative bubbles
on external boogie man, and have a controlling stake in the next global
But this isn’t going to go according to plan and once a certain line is
crossed there will be know “undo” option.
Wouldn’t it be better to come to terms with the stakes (as terrifying as
they may be) and unify ourselves on something worthwhile, a common ground that
any sane human being can agree on rather than let them have their way with us?
Could we agree to unify just long enough to stop world war 3? Could we NOT
learn this lesson the hard way.
A lot of you have already been feeling scared. These emotions are
normal, and as the show progresses you’ll have more and more company, but it’s
not going to help us here.
our brains work much less efficiently. The
rational, introspective areas shut down and decisions are reduced to fight,
flight or freeze. Those in power always take advantage of this principle and
use it to herd the population towards their goal.
Rather than join the stampede, take a deep breath. Reflect on the
inevitability of death. Let go. Look at the big picture: the world we’re
leaving for our children, grand children and beyond.
We have to do something, and it’s not the thought that counts. Results
matter. They really, really matter.
But how can we reach the mind behind the trigger when we’re up against
the most sophisticated propaganda apparatus human kind has ever faced?
We don’t have multi-million dollar budgets, or the infrastructure and staff
that such money can buy. Most of us are stretched to the limit, struggling to
keep our heads above water. We don’t have the means of setting up a large
centralized organization capable of challenging the machine on its own terms.
And even if we did, such an such an approach wouldn’t work. The house always
When the odds are stacked against us, and failure is not an option, we
must formulate an asymmetrical response.
As strong as the enemy may seem, the establishment has a vulnerability.
In fact they have an entire web of vulnerabilities. The official narratives on
a whole host of serious issues, foreign and domestic are built on deliberate
and orchestrated lies; lies that cover crimes so horrific, that most of the
population couldn’t even fathom the possibility.
Many of these lies can be debunked by using publicly available evidence,
and this is an essential part of the battle, but at this stage of the game
that’s not going to be enough. The floodgates need to be opened.
Here we have to walk a very fine line. Some of what needs to be done
will be dangerous. Some will straddle thin lines of legality or cross it
explicitly. It’s not up to me, or anyone else to tell you how to handle that
line. Each of us must chose our level of involvement. However as this situation
progresses there will come a moment when it becomes clear that risks must be
taken, sacrifices must be made, the laws of man superseded by a higher mandate.
OPEN MESSAGE TO THE ALPHABET SOUP (FBI, CIA, NSA ETC…)
Some of you listening are positioned deep within the machine. You work
among the gears. You have access to tools, and documents that the public
doesn’t know about and you could get deeper access if you really tried.
For some of you, monitoring this message might be part of your job description
right now. Alphabet Soup. I’m going to speak to you directly here.
You and I both know why Trump flipped. We all know Trump isn’t running
the show. He’s dirty, and somebody got the goods on him. Dark stuff. The kind
of dirt that guarantees obedience. Blackmail.
The nature of the flip makes it clear where the hand pulling the string
resides: in the upper echelons of the United States neoliberal, neocon,
corporate establishment. The people you work for. Let’s not feign naiveté.
Follow the money. Trace the connections, phone logs, emails, campaign
contributions, hush money. If you put your mind to it you’ll find evidence that
involves senators, congressmen, top level brass, banking and the who’s who of
the military industrial complex. Craven degenerates operating with impunity,
totally compromised, totally controlled by the same people you currently work
Blackmail is a crime, and in a case like this, it denies the victims
justice. Blackmail against a sitting president is also high treason, and to use
that leverage to start a wars of aggression, a crime against humanity. The
people behind this would hang in a fair tribunal. And maybe someday they will.
The circus tent is coming down. The rot runs deep, permeating the core
of the system. These are the dying breaths of a nation.
It’s time to decide which side of history you’re going to be on.
It’s time to hold yourself accountable (in action or inaction).
The “Just following orders” defense doesn’t have the best track record.
This isn’t about Trump. This is about the .0001% that really call the
shots. Trump is expendable. At some point, he’s going down. The real
establishment will install another puppet and they’ll still get their war; the
great destruction, the reset.
Unless of course, you do something big: strike deep, strike in a way
that slows down the agenda, discredits their war mongering lies, knocks them
off balance, and buys humanity some time.
OPEN MESSAGE TO THE 99.999%
Now I’m going to speak to the civilian population of all nations. With
the exception of those among us who are clever with the locks and keys that
keep this kind of information out of sight (digital outlaws and hacktivists),
most of you don’t have access to the innards of the machine, and never will.
You do however have access to people, and in the end that’s what this will come
To maximize impact study the principles of group psychology; Gustave Le
Bon, Edward Bernays, The Psychology of Power. This weapon has been used against
us for centuries. Time to pick it up and return fire.
Pressure must come from all sides.
To stop this war, you will need to study the world view of both the left
and the right. You must to internalize their narratives, learn to navigate the
wedge issues, identities, images tied to words, towards an urgent awareness of
common threat: thermonuclear war.
This is not easy. We have to learn to distance ourselves emotionally
from issues that distract. Discipline ourselves to avoid the trap of pointless
arguments that will never be resolved.
We must choose battles that can be won, and win them by
sending more and bigger bullets down range while adjusting fire, not by
obsessing over how each volley lands.
Some of you are going to want specific instructions. Steps 1, 2, 3 and
4. Some of you are waiting for someone else to lead.
What we need right now (and will need even more in times ahead) are
decentralized nodes of leadership operating independently, creatively, with the
skills and resources they have, coordinating, amplifying, with other groups.
Seek those willing to commit to a simple, self evident moral stance: No
wars of aggression (covert, conventional, economic or nuclear), regardless of
who is in office. No supporting such wars in word, silence, action or inaction.
This is a line worth dividing on and an anchor worth unifying on, identifying
Don’t know how to find such people? Start by speaking out. All it takes
is one voice to break the conformity principle, to expose the fact that the
emperor wears no clothes. Someone else might find their courage because of you.
Once you start taking action you’ll start meeting others who are already
in the trenches; people with experience and skills you lack, perspectives that
clarify things further. Now you can coordinate, synchronize, and amplify.
You’ll also make new friends, and the group might become more than a means to
Finally we must address the elephant in the room here: fear. The danger
of a global escalation is real. Sugar coating it won’t help. Narratives which
put heads in the sand definitely have a market.
The question isn’t so much whether your hands will shake, the question
is whether you will find the courage to do what needs to be done anyway.
Again, it helps to reflect on the inevitability of death. None of us
will be here in 200 years. Look at the big picture: the world we’re leaving for
the next generation.
It can also help to plug in to something bigger than ourselves. Pray,
meditate, connect to whatever you want to call it however you believe that you
Struggling to decide what to do? Unsure of the right path? Go to the
source, and ask like you mean it. Put all that emotion you have pent up in your
chest into it. This doesn’t have to be quiet, sitting down, formal, or planned.
It can be through dance, music, or even just tears.
brain is operating at this frequency ideas often
arrive out of the blue. Good ideas, And now your emotions are calm. Everything
comes into focus. You see a step you could take now; a simple goal that you
know you can accomplish, and you’re not afraid to start. In fact you’re
excited. This isn’t just something worth dying for, this is something worth
living for. Follow that feeling. Take action before it slips away.
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