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Ron Patton | April 11, 2018
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After last night’s show about movies, Kato Kaelin was my guest and he mentioned something about how in the TV special, “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” the actor who played him decided to depict him as a “Jeff Spicoli” type. Many of us remember fondly the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and how Sean Penn created the ultimate slacker character with his portrayal of Spicoli.

However, there is something that happened in the movie that if you will permit me, would give us a crash course in geopolitics.

One of the characters plays on the high school football team and drives a fancy sports car. At one point, his little brother’s friend, Jeff Spicoli, accidentally trashes the car.

Terrified, they come up with a clever plan to shift the blame. They decorate it in the rival football team’s colors to make it look like the rival team vandalized the car.

Their plan worked.

This of course is the true definition of a false flag. It’s an incident designed to trick people into thinking someone else carried it out.

We all knew that some horrible deed would have to happen in order to convince the American people to go to war and since National Security Adviser, John Bolton is in the false flag business, we now see another WMD story that has been likely concocted to justify attacks that are more than likely going to be carried out.

After over one year of incessant Russia bashing and disinformation, the war hawks are now getting what they have been begging for an excuse to go to war. The question is, are you ready to support a war with Russia over Syria?

By jumping to conclusions about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, Donald Trump’s war cabinet and their media cheerleaders are recklessly pushing us closer to a military confrontation between Russia and the United States.

National Security Adviser, John Bolton, barely got the keys to his new office and here we are standing on the brink of war. President Trump announced that “everybody” – apparently meaning Syria and Russia – “will pay a price.”

President Trump is in the process of building a new coalition of allies to participate in a multi-nation “strike force” attack on the Syrian government. This talk of coalition action reflects the rapid escalation of plans since US officials embraced Saturday’s allegations of a chemical weapons strike.

To date, there has been no real investigation by western leaders as to who launched the attack and there has been a shred of due process in the matter.

However, The former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told BBC Radio Scotland regarding the alleged Douma chemical weapons attack that Syria is more than likely not guilty of the chemical attack that has been reported to be aimed at children.

Ford said that sources are now claiming that the culprits were a pro-Islamist jihadi propaganda group and that the incident was staged as no one actually died.

The CivMilAir Twitter account, which monitors airplane movements, posted information that the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch, commonly known as the “Doomsday Plane,” took off from the Wright-Patterson Airbase April 11 at 14:09 and flew towards Springfield, Illinois.

What is curious is the fact that it left the airbase minutes after US President Donald Trump made his threat to launch a missile attack on Syria.

The Boeing E-4B is one of ten National Emergency Airborne Command Posts (NEACP) that would be used in case something were to happen to the main command posts on the ground to coordinate US military efforts. There are currently 6 functional E-4Bs that are ready around the clock to receive the command to lift off. During wartime only the president, the secretary of defense and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can go aboard the aircraft.

If we decide to go in and bomb Syria and plunge the World into war without a thorough investigation our leaders run the risk of being of being charged with war crimes.

Given that Syria in no way threatens the security of the United States and the fact that the Syrian government has been fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda, a U.S. war against Syria would be a crime of aggression and under the standards by which Nazi leaders were convicted by the Nuremberg Tribunal – the American leaders who lie us into that war are guilty of war crimes.

I need to make it clear that as a non-partisan observation I warned on March 26th, that war would be in the cards with the appointing of John Bolton as National Security Adviser.

The American people need to put their politics aside for the moment and understand that neoconservatives and war hawks are now hijacking the administration and driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger.

It has been their tactic of creating false flags and false claims in order to justify war—and now it appears that there is preparation for war with Syria, and then attacks on Iran, which will definitely trigger a response from Russia.

Russian military advisors are staying in the Syrian Defense Ministry’s facilities in Damascus and “in the event of a threat to their military, Russia’s Armed Forces will take retaliatory measures to target both the missiles and their delivery vehicles.

It cannot be stressed enough that this is a very volatile and dangerous situation. We are running the risk of sliding into international conflict and even WW3.

If that happens it is best to prepare for changes in our lifestyle and the way we as Americans function.

Once again it has to be said that if any missiles are fired and war ensues – those who are responsible will be in violation of international law and the UN Charter.

A few years ago, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish military officials was leaked. They were discussing how to use a false flag as a pretext to invade Syria.

Then there was an infamous incident in 2013. The Assad government crossed Obama’s “red line” when it allegedly launched a nerve gas attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus. This nearly led to an overt war.

Some had very serious doubts about the incident. Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, told him the evidence was not a “slam dunk.” This was one of the main reasons Obama decided not to attack Assad.

Since then, famed investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh has revealed that the 2013 incident was likely a false flag.

As I reported a few days ago, all of what we are seeing and hearing from the media is similar to what we heard last year. On March 30th, 2017 it was reported that the United States priorities had changed with regards to ousting Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad.

On April 4th, 2017 it was then reported that a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria killed scores of civilians, with one UK official suggesting the incident amounted to a war crime.

On April 7th, 2017 the U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles.

On April 10th, 2017 it was then reported that The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stated that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is a priority, cementing an extraordinary U-turn in the Trump administration’s stance on the embattled leader.

On March 29th, it was reported President Donald Trump said that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon,” just hours after the Pentagon highlighted the need for US troops to remain in the country for the immediate future. Trump stated “We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump told supporters at an Ohio event on infrastructure.

Then on April 7th, the recent attacks allegedly happened.

I had expressed my doubts that Assad did this and that it had all of the earmarks of a false flag.

Today, Newsweek declared that anyone who doubts the attacks are “conspiracy theorists” and they also say that anyone who questions or denies that Syria is responsible is part of the far right fringe.

According to Newsweek:

“Conspiracy theorists leapt to call the attack a hoax, suggesting that pictures that appeared in The New York Times and other outlets of injured toddlers being treated by aid workers were staged to justify a war by the so-called deep state. And, although the far right hardly represents the only contingent of Americans that is reluctant to embrace the idea of more war in the Middle East, Trump’s comments Monday that “some major decisions” were expected about Syria this week seemed to further fuel the far-right theory that war was being stirred in a fabricated manner.”

Newsweek also said that the “conspiracy theorists” should be careful about who they agree with – and decided to use a tweet provided by none other than white Supremacist Richard Spencer who decided to question the validity of the attacks.

They also mentioned that Nicholas Fuentes, a far-right podcaster with a large contingent of white nationalist support, wrote that “the Deep State is currently attempting to lie us into another coalition war in the Middle East and they don’t care that you know.”

The media must really be desperate in pushing their war as to put conspiracy theorists in the same company as white supremacists.

This morning Donald Trump dropped his war tweets with whatever harsh words he could type out in 140 characters.

His first tweet said:

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Then he said:

“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”

Now I ask you, does this sound like the tweets from a man who congratulated Putin on his re-election and wanted to be friendly to Russia?

There is reason that U.S. relations with Russia are now worse than they have been for some time and Russia is not responsible for these. The GW Bush administration killed the Anti-Ballistic-Missile treaty which guaranteed Mutually Assured Destruction and thus strategic stability. The Obama administration launched a trillion dollar program to ramp up U.S. nuclear capabilities and ballistic missile defense with the aim of achieving superiority in a nuclear conflict.

It is cynical to say that “Russia needs us to help with their economy”. The U.S. under Trump is waging economic war on Russia by implementing more and more economic sanctions. The last round on Friday targeted Russian industrialists, many of whom are not even aligned with Putin.

I am beginning to believe what Pat Buchannan wrote in a column last month where he said that the Trump White House is behaving as if it were the prospective target of a coup d’etat.”

Something is not right here.

This is part of a neocon take over – a Deep State shadow government soft coup to establish a unitary executive policy. These light coup d’etat maneuvers have been used before and the Deep State is showing that they are desperate.

They were involved with inciting Georgia to attack Russia. Their associates destabilized add ‘regime changed’ the Ukraine. The war hawks were behind the first attacks on Syria, an old Russian ally.

Then there are the hoaxes that get attributed to Russia without any evidence. Russia did not influence the U.S. election. A Russian trolling company privately used counter propaganda to agitate and divide the United States – they organized resistance rallies, and used their influence to create conflict.

The narrative that Russia poisoned the Skripals is now falling apart.

So are we now going to bomb Syria before this narrative also unravels showing that Russia was not involved with the Syrian gas attacks?

Russia has all kinds of reasons to be hostile to the U.S. but always stays calm and well mannered. It is stupid to mistake that for fear or inferiority. Taunting Russia like Trump now does will only increase its resistance to U.S. moves.

Is Trump trying to make an offer to really help Russia’s economy and to stop the arms race?

If Russia would roll over and give up on Syria would Trump really lift the sanctions? Would he really stop the U.S. race for nuclear supremacy? Could he even promise to do such?

Unlike western European countries, Russia is not led by lap dog neocons, The Russian government and its people will not roll over. They have historically never done so. President Putin will start his period of governance on May 7 with a war cabinet structured and manned for conflict.

He expects a long fight.

In August of 2016, it was reported that underground shelters had been built in Russia which could provide shelter for Moscow’s 12 million people in the event of an attack.

It was also reported last January that the elite in the United States were also buying up land in New Zealand, and also looking into getting underground bunkers in the event of a nuclear attack.

Russia will have to respond to any U.S. strike on Syria. It needs to do so to keep face and the faith of its allies. But it also needs to so in a way that avoids further escalation. Something that is very strong, in a different theater and not attributable? Or, something that is openly targeting U.S. interests, but not U.S. soldiers, in the Middle East?

The situation is dire and we may well be closer to an all-out war than most are willing to admit. This is real. It’s happening. And we could be hours away from an event horizon, the result of which could be devastating.

It is time to pray for a non-violent resolution.

Written by Ron Patton

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