This week's email update
April 11, 2017

3 videos about Syrian alleged chemical attacks
Debunking the "Assad gassed his own people" claim is our top priority
Unless the "Assad gassed his own people" proclamations are debunked, the US will almost certainly pursue regime change in Syria at some point.  We can try to help prevent any further military aggression against Syria using (worthy) conventional arguments such as "all war is wrong", but if people continue to believe that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is using chemical weapons against babies, it's likely that our attempts will be futile.

As we pointed out in the video we released on Saturday , the claims against Assad are dubious, at best, but that hasn't stopped virtually all politicians and media outlets from stating - as fact - that Assad "gassed his own people."  (Read the written version of our video on today's CounterPunch website. )

Today, Russian president Vladimir Putin said, “We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack.”

Investigative journalist Robert Parry, the Pulitzer Prize winning author famous for his role in covering the Iran-Contra affair, wrote two articles about the alleged sarin gas attack that you may find of interest:  "Trumps 'Wag the Dog' Moment"  and  "Neocons Have Trump on His Knees" .

Until a proper investigation is carried out, we don't know exactly what happened in Syria last week, but it appears as though the Syrian military carried out airstrikes on an al-Qaeda hideout where chemical weapons were being stored.  So the question is, why is blame being shifted to Assad instead of to al-Qaeda?  And where did al-Qaeda get those chemical weapons?

If images of children being killed has such a visceral impact on the American establishment, what about the  230 civilians killed by US airstrikes  in Mosul, Iraq on March 23? Or the  23 civilians, including eight children , killed by US airstrikes near Raqqa, Syria on March 8?  Or the  18 civilians killed  by US airstrikes in Afghanistan on February 12? Or the late January US raid in Yemen that  killed 14 civilians, including nine children ?

Further, if killing children is a justification for military action, what does Donald Trump plan to do with Israel and Saudi Arabia, both of whom have killed scores of children in Palestine, Syria and Yemen?

So, please join us this Wednesday at 7:00pm for an important evening where we will show three short videos related to last week's alleged sarin gas incident in Syria:

White Helmets, Really?
RT Crosstalk - 24 minutes. The White Helmets: a heartfelt humanitarian NGO or an elaborate and cynical western PR stunt promoting illegal regime change in Syria?

Ron Paul on Syria gas attack: 'It doesn't make sense. Zero chance Assad did this.' 12 minutes.   “It doesn’t make any sense for Assad, under these conditions, to all of the sudden use poison gas. I think it’s zero chance he would have done this.”  FLASHBACK: NOVEMBER 21, 2016 - Ron Paul warned that a “false flag” event could get President-elect Donald Trump in a foreign entanglement.

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Zakharova: Syrian Gas Attack is a Lie - "Stop Your Governments!" 9 minutes.

Following the videos we will have a disc ussion about the alleged sarin attack in Syria, and its implications.

The evening will be held this Wednesday, April 12 at Community Cafe, 2444 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg.   SHARE EVENT ON FACEBOOK .

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