Archive | April 13, 2017

“Hitler Never Gassed His Own People” but the U.S. Did*

“Hitler Never Gassed His Own People” but the U.S. Did*

American Government Chemical/Biological Attacks On Its Own Citizens, Waco 1993

 

 

The spectacle of the U.S. manufacturing a gas attack by Al Assad was made all the more grotesque Tuesday when Sean Spicer said that “even Hitler did not use chemical weapons.” He meant on his own people. As a reader, Glen, points out, only the U.S. does that.

‘I see the lies and propaganda we Americans are fed every day, and it makes my blood boil. What I really find disgusting and discouraging, though, is the gullibility of the people, who wouldn’t know the truth, or even where or how to search for the truth if their life depended upon it.”

By Glen

Here we go again. Another giant psy-op has been perpetrated upon the American people. I do not wish to proclaim the innocence or guilt of Bashar Assad, but to look at the perpetrator of the missile attack on the sovereign nation of Syria.

Our president ranted and raved about the inhumanity of Assad and then proceeded to launch 60 cruise missiles at Syria. Nations who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Here is a short list of some of the atrocities carried out by the United States in its short 200 hundred plus years of existence. Most of the information comes from the Wikipedia page “Unethical Human Experimentation in the United States”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_StatesThese are chemical and biological experiments the U.S. carried out on its own soldiers and citizens.

  1. The first listing of a biological attack happened on the American continent before the United States was even a nation. “During the French and Indian WarJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Britain’s commander in chief in North America authorized the use of smallpox to wipe out their Native American enemy. In his writings to Colonel Henry Bouquet about the situation in western Pennsylvania,[12] Amherst suggested that the spread of disease would be beneficial in achieving their aims. Colonel Bouquet confirmed his intentions to do so.”

    2.  “In the 1880s, in Hawaii, a California physician working at a hospital for lepers injected six girls under the age of 12 with syphilis. “

    3. “In 1908, three Philadelphia researchers infected dozens of children with tuberculin at the St. Vincent’s House orphanage in Philadelphia, causing permanent blindness in some of the children and painful lesions and inflammation of the eyes in many of the others. In the study, they refer to the children as “material used”.

    4.  ” In 1911, Dr. Hideyo Noguchi of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research injected 146 hospital patients (some of whom were children) with syphilis.”

    5. “In 1950, in order to conduct a simulation of a biological warfare attack, the U.S. Navy sprayed large quantities of the bacteria Serratia marcescens – considered harmless at this time – over the city of San Francisco during a project called Operation Sea-Spray. Numerous citizens contracted pneumonia-like illnesses, and at least one person died as a result.”

    6. “In 1963, 22 elderly patients at the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn, New York were injected with live cancer cells by Chester M. Southam, who in 1952 had done the same to prisoners at the Ohio State Prison, in order to “discover the secret of how healthy bodies fight the invasion of malignant cells”. The administration of the hospital attempted to cover the study up, but the New York medical licensing board ultimately placed Southam on probation for one year. Two years later, the American Cancer Society elected him as their Vice President.”

    7. “From 1963 to 1969 as part of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD), the U.S. Army performed tests which involved spraying several U.S. ships with various biological and chemical warfare agents, while thousands of U.S. military personnel were aboard the ships. The personnel were not notified of the tests, and were not given any protective clothing. Chemicals tested on the U.S. military personnel included the nerve gases VX and Sarin, toxic chemicals such as zinc cadmium sulfide and sulfur dioxide, and a variety of biological agents.”

    8. “In 1966, the U.S. Army released Bacillus globigii into the tunnels of the New York City Subway system, as part of a field study called A Study of the Vulnerability of Subway Passengers in New York City to Covert Attack with Biological Agents.[48][53][54][55][56] The Chicago subway system was also subject to a similar experiment by the Army.

  2.  “Researchers in the United States have performed thousands of human radiation experiments to determine the effects of atomic radiation and radioactive contamination on the human body, generally on people who were poor, sick, or powerless.[57] Most of these tests were performed, funded, or supervised by the United States militaryAtomic Energy Commission, or various other U.S. federal government agencies.”

    ” In a 1949 operation called the “Green Run,” the AEC released iodine-131 and xenon-133 to the atmosphere near the Hanford site in Washington, which contaminated a 500,000-acre (2,000 km2) area containing three small towns.”

    “In 1953, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ran several studies at the University of Iowa on the health effects of radioactive iodine in newborns and pregnant women. In one study, researchers gave pregnant women from 100 to 200 microcuries (3.7 to 7.4 MBq) of iodine-131, in order to study the women’s aborted embryos in an attempt to discover at what stage, and to what extent, radioactive iodine crosses the placental barrier.”

    “Immediately after World War II, researchers at Vanderbilt University gave 829 pregnant mothers in Tennessee what they were told were “vitamin drinks” that would improve the health of their babies. The mixtures contained radioactive iron and the researchers were determining how fast the radioisotope crossed into the placenta. At least three children are known to have died from the experiments, from cancers and leukaemia.[72][73] Four of the women’s babies died from cancers as a result of the experiments, and the women experienced rashes, bruises, anemia, hair/tooth loss, and cancer.”

    10.”From 1942 to 1944, the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service conducted experiments which exposed thousands of U.S. military personnel to mustard gas, in order to test the effectiveness of gas masks and protective clothing.”

    11. “On November 19, 1953 Dr. Frank Olson was without his knowledge or consent given an LSD dosage before his death 9 days later. For 22 years this was covered up until the Project MKUltra revelations.”

 

  1. Chemical weapons were used to kill children at Waco in 1993. A filmmaker found a shell casing from a certain type of inflammable tear gas round. 76 men, women and children died in the inferno.

    The above listed stories are but a minute sampling of the experimentation carried on unknowing populace and military by its own government. It cannot help but prove of the hypocrisy with which anyone in our government speaks. Some will say this is all from days past, but I could not dis-agree more. Here are a few chemical and biological attacks carried on to this day in America.

    Water Fluoridation in America from what I can find comes in at around 69% today, while  97% of the western European population drinks non-fluoridated water. According to the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, fluoride is a neurotoxin classified the same as arsenic, lead, and mercury.

    Our skies are sprayed on an almost daily basis, some say to save the planet (geo-engineering), some say for more nefarious reasons. Some of the known contents of these “chemtrails” are  barium chloride, aluminum oxide, synthetic polymers, bio-nano particles, and ethylene dibromide. 

    We are fed ever growing amounts of GMO foods in the U.S. 38 countries around the world have banned all GMO foods due to their known links to cancer.

    Our children are subjected to insane vaccination schedules in America. It is now as high as 80 different inoculations before a child reaches the age of 2. One in 68 children in America is now diagnosed with autism. In the 70’s and 80’s the numbers for autism was around 1 in 2000. Children now receive up to 12 times as many vaccines as they did in the 1940’s.

    So, Mr. President, If you are looking take out the largest purveyor of chemical/biological warfare attacks in the world today, maybe you need to target Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Kills Hundreds in Chemical Strike on Der ez-Zor*

U.S. Kills Hundreds in Chemical Strike on Der ez-Zor*

[ Editor’s Note:  Without a video done by the White Helmets distributed by Qatar’s intelligence agency and their al Jazeera organization, the cheerleaders of ISIS, Ivanka Trump is silent though hundreds lie dead, most of them children.  Without White Helmets to murder the babies on camera, jabbing them with cardiac needles and digging around until their hearts are torn to shreds and their eyes go dim, the satanic witch queen, Ivanka, will not be ordering military retaliation and pushing for Armageddon… Gordon Duff ]

The Syrian General Staff said that the U.S.-led coalition struck a Daesh depot storing chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday. The Syrian military said that this fact proves that terrorists possess chemical weapons.

“The jets of the so-called U.S.-led coalition launched a strike at about 17:30-17:50 Download Video on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present. First a white cloud and then a yellow one appeared at the site of the strike, which points at the presence of a large number of poisonous substances. A fire at the site continued until 22:30 [19:30 GMT],” the Syrian army’s command statement obtained by Sputnik said.

According to the Syrian General Staff, the U.S.-led coalition’s strike killed several hundred people, including civilians. Hundreds were poisoned as a result of the strike on Daesh’s headquarters and depot with chemical weapons.

“This confirms that Daesh and al-Nusra terrorists possess chemical weapons and are capable of using, obtaining and transporting it,” the document said.

The Syrian army yet again denied possessing chemical weapons.

The news comes as Washington and its allies are blaming the Syrian government for a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian Idlib province on April 4.

Syrian opposition claimed on April 4 forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200. Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

The Russian Defense Ministry said next day that the airstrike near Khan Shaykhun was carried out by Syrian aircraft, which struck a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq.  Complete statement below:

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said on Thursday that hundreds were killed, including a large number of civilians, due to an air strike carried out by aircrafts of the so-called U.S.-led international coalition against a huge depot for ISIS terrorist organization that includes toxic materials in the village of Hatla in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

In a statement on Thursday, the General Command said aircrafts of the international coalition carried out between 17:30 and 17:50 pm on Wednesday an air strike against a position of ISIS terrorists that includes a large number of foreign mercenaries in the village of Hatla to the east of Deir Ezzor, causing a white cloud that soon turned into yellow as a result of the explosion of a huge depot that includes a large amount of toxic materials.

The General Command said that a fire erupted as a result of the strike that lasted until 22:30 pm, while hundreds of people were killed, including a large number of civilians, due to suffocation caused by the inhalation of toxic materials.

The Army’s Command noted that this incident confirms the truth of the coordination between the terrorist organizations and the countries supporting them to find pretexts and to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of using chemical weapons, adding that this incident also confirms that the terrorist organizations, mainly ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, possess chemical weapons and have the ability to obtain, transfer, store and use those weapons with the help of well-known countries in the region.

“This is what Syria has warned of every time terrorist groups used chemical weapons against the civilians and Syrian Arab Armed Forces,” the statement added.

The command reiterated its assertion that it neither possess any types of chemical weapons, nor has it used any, warning of the dangers of continued use of chemical weapons by the terrorist groups against civilians, particularly after the messages these groups have recently received which provide cover to their actions and allow them to escape punishment.

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Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

An underground command centre for White Helmets and al Qaeda terrorists was destroyed by a Russian “bunker buster” bomb.  The White Helmets, an organization tied to al Qaeda and the spy agencies of Britain, Israel, Qatar and the U.S., suffered an unknown number of casualties.  The video shows survivors coming out of the massive underground complex.  The number of White Helmet dead is not known.

A video with consequences of appliance of a 1.5-ton bomb by the Russian Aerospace Forces has been released in the Internet. The KAB-1500 bomb is considered to be the most powerful Russian bomb.

The bomb was dropped by the Su-34 aircraft in the province of Idlib. An underground bunker of White Helmet terrorists, which had played a role of an important communication centre, was destroyed with the help of KAB-1500.

The video shows flight of a bomber against radio talks in the Arab language. Then a smoke can be seen over epicentre of the explosion and an impressive shell crater.

As Pravda.Ru reported before, the KAB-1500 smart aircraft bomb is famous for its high accuracy. It is equipped with a laser target seeker.

Such bombs are applied against highly fortified targets – mountainous positions, underground bunkers, command posts, concrete shelters, stores with weapons.

High-explosive capsule of the combat part is capable of penetrating 20 metres of ground or strike 3-m wide concrete walls. The KAB-1500 bombs have been applied in Afghanistan and Chechnya to destroy especially important and secured targets. Such bombs are not dropped on cities.

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A 19-month old with Childhood Alzheimers*

A 19-month old with Childhood Alzheimers*

Marian McGlocklin at Rush University Medical Center. (Facebook/Hope For Marian)

 

A little girl named Marian McGlocklin is originally from Southern California. But these days, the 19-month old is spending time at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center undergoing treatment for a rare form of Alzheimer’s. Specifically, Marian has “childhood Alzheimer’s.”

Chicago Rush offers specific treatments for Niemann-Pick type C. The family has to come out to Chicago every two weeks, which has created a financial burden on them. Marian’s mother, Sara, says the treatments may extend Marian’s life, but they will never cure the disease.

For more information, go to the Facebook page Hope For Marian. There is also a Go Fund Me page.

The disease is harsh and heartbreaking. Here are some videos from other parents.

The cause, according to Wikipedia:

“Mutations in the SMPD1gene cause Niemann–Pick disease types A and B. They produce a deficiency in the activity of the lysosomalenzymeacid sphingomyelinase, that breaks down the lipid sphingomyelin.[3]

Mutations in NPC1 or NPC2 cause Niemann–Pick disease, type C (NPC), which affects a protein used to transport lipids.[3]

Type D originally was separated from type C to delineate a group of patients with otherwise identical disorders who shared a common Nova Scotian ancestry. Patients in this group are known to share a specific mutation in the NPC1 gene, so NPC is used for both groups. Before the molecular defects were described, the terms “Niemann–Pick type I” and “Niemann–Pick type II” were proposed to separate the high- and low-sphingomyelin forms of the disease in the early 1980s.

Niemann–Pick disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies, or both alleles of the gene, must be defective to cause the disease. “Defective” means they are altered in a way that impairs their function. Most often, the parents of a child with an autosomal recessive disorder are carriers: they have one copy of the altered gene, but are not affected because the other copy produces the enzyme. If both parents are carriers, each pregnancy has a 25% chance of producing an affected child. Genetic counseling and genetic testing are recommended for families who may be carriers of Niemann–Pick.”

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Judge Orders Enogex to Remove Pipeline from 38 Native American Properties*

Judge Orders Enogex to Remove Pipeline from 38 Native American Properties*

By Dominic Bertolami

A federal judge has ordered the energy company Enogex to completely remove its pipeline from the properties of 38 Native American landowners seventeen years after the expiration of an easement. None of native the landowners  have been compensated for the company’s use of their land. Now, the pipeline company will have just six months to dismantle and completely remove the structure.

Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange wrote in the 10-page decision for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma:

“Having carefully reviewed the parties’ submissions, and in light of the facts and circumstances, the court finds a permanent injunction should be entered. Specifically, it’s the plaintiffs’ interests in the exclusive possession of their land invaded by the pipeline and defendants’ continued use of the pipeline.”

“Further, Defendants have continued to use the pipeline and although they were advised by the [Bureau of Indian Affairs] on March 23, 2010, more than five and a half years before the instant action was filed, that ‘if valid approval of a right of way for this tract not timely secured, Enogex should be directed to move the pipeline off the subject property’.

Many of the landowners, who are mostly citizens of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Tribes, chose not to renew permission for Enable Midstream Partners (Enogex’ successor) to encroach on their private property but the company banked on the fact the ambivalence hasn’t been unanimous.

The original parties were each paid just  $1,925 in compensation for the natural gas pipeline to traverse the 137-acres of land. The tense relationship only unraveled from there. Indianz.com reports:

“After the easement expired in 2000, they were offered $3,080 for another 20-year lease, according to the documents. A majority of land owners never agreed to the proposed amount because it was far below market value. Despite insufficient consent, a firm named Enogex continued to operate the pipeline, part of a larger network of gas transmission lines in Oklahoma. The trespass continued even after the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2010 told the company to reach an agreement or stop using the land.”

The BIA proceeded to accept $1,098.35 in payment for the easement from 2000 until 2002. To make matters worse, the BIA continued to accept payments from Enogex through 2006 without  consulting landowners about the arrangement. The BIA sequestered the decision from the people whose land would be impacted by the pipeline.

The ruling states:

“Despite the rejection by a majority of landowners on June 23, 2008, the Interim Superintendent of the BIA’s Anadarko Agency approved Enogex’s application for the renewal of the right-of-way easement for twenty years.”

A complaint filed by Indigenous landowners reversed approval. The BIA determined “it didn’t have authority to approve the right-of-way” without the interested parties’ consent.

BIA gave the company notice on March 23, 2010 that, ‘if an agreement satisfactory to all involved parties couldn’t be reached in a timely fashion, the pipeline would need to be moved.’ Because a compromise never came to fruition, the court held the pipeline operator has been trespassing on private land since that date and striking down arguments from the defense.

For a federal judge to rule the energy company’s removal  of an operational pipeline from the property of Native American landowners starkly contrasts approval by officials for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite a monumental and months-long up swell of hundreds of thousands standing in opposition.

With six-month window to disassemble and evacuate, for now the federal court is forcing Enable Midstream Partners to limit in its exploitation of Indigenous Peoples.

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Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Blasts U.S. for Another Illegal Attack*

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Blasts U.S. for Another Illegal Attack*

‘The United States has not only unilaterally attacked,’ said Sacha Llorenti, ‘the United States has become that investigator, has become the prosecutor, has become the judge, has become the jury.’

By Lauren McCauley

“I believe that we must absolutely remember these pictures,” said the Bolivian ambassador. “After the invasion there were 1 million deaths and it launched a series of atrocities in that region.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

 

Wielding an image of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell during his infamous “weapons of mass destruction” speech that helped make the case for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Sacha Llorenti, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations, blasted the United States for its unilateral military action against Syria saying it is “vital to remember what history teaches us.”

Llorenti, whose country holds a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) and had called the emergency meeting, said that while members of the body were “discussing and demanding the need for an independent and impartial investigation” into Tuesday’s chemical attack on civilians in Idlib, Syria, the United States was “preparing—once again—to carry out a unilateral attack.

“The United States has not only unilaterally attacked,” Llorenti said,

“the United States has become that investigator, has become the prosecutor, has become the judge, has become the jury. Whereas the investigation would have allowed us to establish an in an objective manner who is responsible for the attacks, this is an extreme, extreme violation of international law.”

The reason for the UNSC, he explained, is that it has “developed instruments of international law to precisely prevent a situation where the most powerful attack the weakest with impunity and to ensure a balance in the world.”

Llorenti further observed that throughout history there were “many episodes in which…various powers…have acted unilaterally and violently. But that it happened once again does not mean that the U.N. must accept it.”

“On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, the U.S. Secretary of State came to this room and came to present to us, according to his own words, “convincing proof that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,'” the ambassador said.

Then, holding the image of Powell, Llorenti continued:

“I believe that we must absolutely remember these pictures…We were told that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and this was the motivation for the invasion. After the invasion there were 1 million deaths and it launched a series of atrocities in that region. Could we talk about [the Islamic State] if that invasion had not taken place? Could we talk about the serious and horrendous attacks in various parts of the world if that illegal invasion had not taken place? I believe it is vital to remember what history teaches us.”

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For her part, Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the U.N., called the deployment of 59 Tomahawk missiles a “measured step,” and said that the U.S. is “prepared to do more, but we hope it will not be necessary.”

 

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First U.S. Female Muslim Judge Found Dead in Hudson River*

First U.S. Female Muslim Judge Found Dead in Hudson River*

In this April 30, 2013 file photo Sheila Abdus Salaam looks on as members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee vote unanimously to advance her nomination to fill a vacancy on the Court of Appeals at the Capitol Hill, Albany New York (AP)

A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side at about 1:45pm EDT (1545 GMT), a police spokesman said.

Police pulled Abdus-Salaam’s fully clothed body from the water and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family identified her and an autopsy would determine the cause of death, the spokesman said.

Abdus-Salaam, a native of Washington, DC, became the first African-American woman appointed to the Court of Appeals when Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo named her to the state’s high court in 2013.

“Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a trailblazing jurist whose life in public service was in pursuit of a more fair and more just New York for all,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History said Abdus-Salaam was the first female Muslim to serve as a U.S. judge.

Citing unidentified sources, the New York Post reported that Abdus-Salaam had been reported missing from her New York home earlier on Wednesday. Attempts to reach her family were unsuccessful.

A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia Law School, Abdus-Salaam started her law career with East Brooklyn Legal Services and served as a New York state assistant attorney general, according to the Court of Appeals website.

She held a series of judicial posts after being elected to a New York City judgeship in 1991.

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