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Hillary Clinton is seriously ill. The Democrats' US presidential candidate’s illness showed through at a commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Clinton fainted and security and assistants immediately evacuated the candidate.
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The official version voiced by Clinton’s personal physician, Lisa Bardak, is that she is suffering from pneumonia. Ostensibly, the reason for the female candidate’s fall was that she became overheated. However, the temperature at the time in New York was only 25 degrees Celsius (77 F). Earlier, while speaking in Cleveland (Ohio), Clinton could not speak for 4 minutes due to coughing.
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Clinton’s fall demonstrates the correctness of those who claimed that the US presidential candidate is seriously ill. Earlier, Clinton's supporters rejected this information as a kind of conspiracy theory. The developments in New York confirm that the conspiracy theorists were right. Clinton is really sick.
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In the event that Clinton dies before the elections, a re-vote for the Democratic Party’s official candidate is possible. The media has actively covered the candidacy of current US Vice President Joe Biden. Clinton’s chief rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is unlikely to win the support of the party establishment. If Clinton can live until the elections, win them, and die after the vote, then the vice-presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Tim Kane, will become president. If Clinton survives, then given her health condition, her husband Bill Clinton and Tim Kane will have decisive influence on state policy.
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The desperate effort to propel sick Clinton into the presidency by any means is evidence of the fact that the influential groups behind her do not need an independent politician at the head of the country. They want a puppet who can easily be controlled. Sick and disabled Clinton is best suited for this role.

Tim Kane, the possible future president, is famous for being totally corrupt. As the governor and vice-governor of Virginia, he received gifts from large corporations in the amount of $160,000. Kane regularly lobbies the interests of big business.
Hillary Clinton is seriously ill. The Democrats' US presidential candidate’s illness showed through at a commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Clinton fainted and security and assistants immediately evacuated the candidate.
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Instead of making a real effort to find out the truth of what actually happened to the Syrian aid convoy the Western media preferred to repeat whatever the US and the Jihadis told them as if it was true.

The story of the attack on the humanitarian convoy in Syria is a case study in the collapse of journalistic standards and ethics.

I do not know who attacked the convoy in northern Aleppo.  However I note that the Syrians and the Russians have publicly and categorically denied having done so. 

By contrast the US has stopped short of publicly identifying either the Syrians or the Russians as the perpetrators of the attack on the convoy, though they have said that it was attacked in an air strike and that only the air forces of one or other of these countries must have done it.  They have also said that the Russians bear “responsibility” for the attack on the convoy, even if it was the Syrians rather than the Russians who did it.

Instead of the US publicly identifying who they say attacked the convoy, two US officials are doing  so anonymously, in comments to the BBC and Reuters, spreading a story of two Russian SU24 fighter bombers supposedly being seen in the air (by whom?) in the area of the convoy.  These same two unnamed US officials are also claiming that the attack on the convoy was revenge for the US air strike on the Syrian troops defending Deir Ezzor.

Given the choice between straightforward public and categorical statements of denial from the Syrians and the Russians, and elliptical semi-secret off-the-record insinuations of Russian guilt from the US, the Western media without hesitation preferred the elliptical semi-secret off-the-record insinuations of Russian guilt from the US. As a result it was reporting all of yesterday as fact that it was the Russian air force which attacked the convoy.

This is the reverse of what responsible journalism would do.  It should hardly need saying that a straightforward public denial ought always to carry more weight than elliptical semi-secret off-the-record insinuations of guilt. 

It is not after all as if those making the elliptical semi-secret off-the-record insinuations of guilt do not have a bad track record of giving wrong and misleading information, which ought in itself to be a reason to doubt that what they say is true.  The US has a record of feeding the media false information extending all the way back to the Gulf of Tonkin incident and beyond.  Moreover the mere fact the two US officials spoke to the media on condition of anonymity was itself manipulative and ought immediately to have raises health warnings about the truth of what they were saying. 

To compound the problem the evidence of what happened is being provided by a group called the White Helmets, whose record shows them to be sympathetic to the Syrian opposition, and local “activists” whose video of the incident – complete with slogans of “Allahu Akbar” – shows them to be Sunni Jihadist militants.

As to that evidence, the Russians have cast doubt on what it shows.  Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov is reported to have said

“We carefully studied the video recordings of the so-called activists from the scene and found no signs that any munitions hit the convoy”.

According to Konashenkov, the vehicles show no destruction by the burst wave as would be the case from an air-delivered munition.  Moreover

“Everything shown on the video is the direct consequence that the cargo caught fire and this began in a strange way simultaneously with carrying out a massive offensive of militants in Aleppo,”

As my colleague Alex Christoforou haspointed out, the Russians are also claiming that Jihadi fighters were spotted by their drones accompanying the convoy.  Here is Konashenkov again

“Analysis of video records from drones of yesterday’s movement of the humanitarian convoy across Aleppo’s territories controlled by militants has revealed new details. It is clearly seen in the video that a terrorists’ pickup truck with a towed large-caliber mortar is moving along with the convoy.

It is not clear who is covering home: either the mortar is covering the convoy with the White Helmets volunteers or vise versa.  And the most important question: where this mortar had disappeared when the convoy reached its destination and where it was targeting fire at when the convoy was being unloaded.”

This is the broadest of hints that the likeliest explanation for the destruction of the convoy was that it was either caught in the crossfire between the Syrian military and the Jihadis as the ceasefire in the area broke down, or that it was intentionally destroyed by the Jihadis themselves, presumably as some sort of “false flag” operation.

Given the way the Jihadis have conducted themselves during the Syrian conflict, the latter is neither a wild nor an outlandish theory.  No less an official than Harald Kujat, former chairman of the NATO Military Committee and former Chief of Staff of the German Armed Forces, is reported by TASS to have told Germany’s N-TV channel

“I cannot imagine that Russia wanted to torpedo its agreements with the United States by this attack” [Kujat said, adding that he did not believe that] “Syria’s authorities would bomb a convoy of the Syrian humanitarian organization, the Syrian Red Crescent.

So we have only terrorists who absolutely do not want the US and Russia to unite their military efforts in line with the agreements and act together against them.  But there is no proof so far, an investigation on the scene is needed for this.  All we hear now is just speculation.  It should be noted that starting from yesterday the UN has been talking about just an attack rather than attack from the air as they cannot prove this was bombing.”

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Possibly as a result of Kujat’s comments the German government is stepping out of line with the US, and is refusing either to call the attack on the convoy a “bombardment” or to say that the Russians were responsible.

Once upon a time this situation would not have arisen.  Not so long ago the big Western media agencies – not just the news agencies but also the big newspapers and the TV stations – employed armies of field reporters. Following an incident of this sort they would have rushed to the scene to find out what had actually happened.  It would have taken no time at all for them to confirm whether the convoy really was attacked in an air strike or whether the absence of bomb craters and other tell-tale signs of an air strike showed that it had been attacked or destroyed in some other way. 

I can remember for example how in 1991 during the first Gulf War the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen visited a bunker destroyed in an air strike in Baghdad with heavy civilian loss of life and effortlessly demolished Western military claims that the bunker was a command post.

Of course if the Jihadis in control of the area where the convoy was destroyed were not prepared to allow reporters to visit the area to find out what had happened, that would have been a news story in itself.  Not so long ago the BBC, following an incident of this sort – if its reporters were not able to visit the scene – would have impartially reported the allegations and counter-allegations, and have said that it could not confirm them.

This simply doesn’t happen any more. The big Western media agencies no longer employ the armies of field reporters they once did, and the few they still do seem in many cases to be little better than hired guns, sent to the scene not to report what actually happened but to give on-the-spot corroboration to the line already taken in the editorial office, which seems invariably to be the line taken by Western governments.

In the case of the attack on the convoy no attempt to visit the scene of the attack seems to have been made at all, making it easy for both the US and the Jihadis on the spot to manipulate the media and control the story, so that it is reported in the way the media already wants. 

That unfortunately is what happens when a media becomes more interested in promoting a narrative than in reporting the truth.


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The Russian military unveiled on Tuesday video footage of a UN humanitarian aid convoy that came under attack in Syria, which shows a militants' pickup vehicle carrying a large-caliber mortar as part of the convoy.
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U.S special forces officers speak of reluctantly arming and training Al-Queada terrorists.
A former US Army Ranger over at Sofrep.com which bills itself as a kind of unofficial newsletter of the US Special Forces has a fascinating scoop on the attitudes of American soldiers to their Syria training mission. Read the opening paragraph:
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Just what I thought. Predator drone was in the vicinity. Of course it launched a missile!

Excerpt. Second, the blessing/curse of being ex-military is sounding like a nut to most of you when I bring up these minute details that I think are terribly significant. Given that, take this for what it's worth:

There are several variations of the Hellfire missile fired from U.S. drones like the Predator. As evidenced by vidoes of Hellfire strikes beginning with the Iraqi war, one very popular flavor seems to be the AGM-114N variant. It contains a pretty energetic PBX-112 explosive charge surrounded by a layer of metal particles. Fine-mesh fluorinated aluminum in case you were curious. Without getting into the physics of it all, I'll just say that this design came out of research to produce a 'better' fuel-air explosive.

The Metal-Augmented Charge (MAC) Hellfire AGM-114N belongs to the thermobaric category of weapons - ones designed to kill/destroy by an extended blast overpressure wave rather than conventional explosive's overpressure spike. A secondary effect of a MAC/thermobaric weapon's hotter, longer-duration blast wave is that it's more likely to set things on fire than a conventional explosive. Not as much as a incendiary-purpose weapon, but more so than conventional explosives.

Isn't killing people efficiently by more clever designs fascinating? It is to Lockheed-Martin shareholders, but I digress. At any rate, plenty of info out there on the AGM-114N and theromobarics if you're interested.

Now, the MAC-enhanced blast of the U.S. Hellfire missiles produces an interesting visual effect at night. After the decay of an intensely-bright and well-consolidated blast flash, you can see what look like little sparkles at the edge of the receding explosion. The sparkles are residue of the burnt fluorinated aluminum that undergo a secondary burning, of sorts. It's very distinctive once you notice it. The Russians have thermobaric bombs as well, but they are of a different design and the blast usually looks different - non-existent sparkles because of a micronized metal powder, or long-duration sparkles on very large charges for whatever reason.

So (sorry, TL:DR already) I notice that many of the MSM-replays of the supposed rebel convoy attack video was edited in a particular way to mask what is plainly (to me) a MAC blast. The BBC reports are a good example. Their version is enlarged, shaky and blurry consistent with the poor head-chopper production standards. But it is an edited version of the much clearer original video. ABC must have produced their report before the censorship memo went out. If you look at only the first second of this ABC video and try to pause it during the blast, you can see a few frames with the visual effect I'm talking about.

So what am I yammering about that has any relevance here? This: If this video was shown to me outside the context of the convoy attack, I would guess it was a Hellfire strike somewhere. Now we hear from Russia that a Predator drone (typically Hellfire-armed) was loitering around the 'bombed convoy' area immediately before and after the attack. An attack that produced no crater (typical of the air-blast of a thermobaric Hellfire) and numerous fires (also more likely from a thermobaric Hellfire). Then I see the curiously-edited video on most MSM seemingly intended to obscure the signature blast of a thermobaric Hellfire. [adjusts tin-foil hat] I think you know where I'm going here.

Just to set the stage for the next chapter of lies, CENTCOM or the U.S. DoD will undoubtedly deny that a U.S. drone attacked the convoy (not that any journalist will bother asking). AS we saw in the SAA/Deir EzZor attack though, it's not necessarily a U.S. aircraft. The U.S. can deny responsibility if needed because 1) any of a number of 'coalition partners' have Hellfire-armed Predators violating Syrian airspace every day, and 2) all Predators of coalition partners are not necessarily under the command of their military or the CJTF-OIR coalition. The CIA, for instance, has plenty of armed drones in the Middle East. Not that these potential loopholes will be needed or used - the U.S. isn't bashful about flinging outright lies when convenient and difficult to disprove.
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Evil bastards!!!
 
A Syrian survivor soldier from Deir Ezzour attack: “The U.S.-coalition warplanes were finishing the wounded [Syrian soldiers] by machine gun” ~ [Eng/Fra] ~ EXCLUSIVE
https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/deirezzour-saa-survivor/
A survivor of the attack by the planes of the international coalition led by the United States doubt that it was an error: the planes acted barbarically, breaking down with machine guns the wounded…
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Classic. Someone calls out US so called exceptionalism aka imperialism. It’s heart warming. Go Philippines!
By Tyler Durden: What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president R...
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