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Syria - Who Is Stalling The OPCW Investigation In Douma?

10 hours 40 min ago
Why has the fact finding mission (FFM)of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) not visited Douma? The OPCW inspectors are held up by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) which has a say about...
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Open Thread 2018-18

Wed, 2018-04-18 00:43
The post I worked on did not pan out. You are on your own. News & views ...
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Syria - Pentagon Hides Attack Failure - 70+ Cruise Missiles Shot Down

Tue, 2018-04-17 02:36
The U.S. military seems to hide that its attack on Syria last Saturday largely failed. We checked the numbers and sources and said so in our weekly review published yesterday. This post is extending yesterday's analysis. The U.S. attack on...
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The MoA Week In Review And Open Thread 2018-17

Sun, 2018-04-15 21:42
Last week was dominated by the run-up to the U.S. attack on Syria: Apr 9 - Syria - Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation Apr 11 - Syria - A U.S. Attack Would Be Futile - But Serve A...
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Where the Skripals 'Buzzed', 'Novi-shocked' Or Neither? - May Has Some 'Splaining' To Do

Sun, 2018-04-15 20:35
The Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, threw a bombshell at the British assertions that the collapse of the British secret agent Sergej Skripal and his daughter Yulia on March 4 in Salisbury was caused by a 'Novichok'...
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F.U.K.U.S. Strikes Syria - Who Won?

Sun, 2018-04-15 00:09
Last night France, the UK and the U.S. launched an illegal attack on Syria and bombed several military and civilian sites within the country. They justify their attack as revenge or punishment for an alleged 'chemical attack' that had taken...
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Syria - Manipulated Videos Fail To Launch World War III

Sat, 2018-04-14 03:12
It seems to me that World War III has been called off - for now. Sanity prevailed over a stampede of warmongering which erupted after dubious but well timed claims of a 'chemical attack' in Syria. Secretary of Defense Mattis...
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Syria - Threat Of Large War Recedes But May Come Back

Thu, 2018-04-12 22:41
The expected U.S. attack on Syria last night did not happen. Today U.S President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 10:15...
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New Developments In The Skripal Drama - Police Statement, OPCW Report Release

Thu, 2018-04-12 19:46
There are a few notable developments in the Skripal case about the poisoning of a former British secret agent from Russia and his daughter in Salisbury. (If you are new to the issue please refer to our older pieces listed...
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Trump Asks Russia To Roll Over - It Won't

Wed, 2018-04-11 20:23
Donald Trump may perceive these bad cop/good cop tweets as a serious way to negotiate with Russia. They ain't. Donald J. Trump - @realDonaldTrump - 10:57 AM UTC - 11 Apr 2018 Russia vows to shoot down any and all...
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Syria - A U.S. Attack Would Be Futile - But Serve A Purpose

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:34
by M. K. Bhadrakumar The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the resolution with two permanent...
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Open Thread 2018-16

Wed, 2018-04-11 00:23
After last nights maintenance there still appear to be some small problems with the back-end of the blog infrastructure. I currently can not upload pictures and have difficulties editing longer text. The provider is working on these issues. Use as...
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Maintenance Announcement

Tue, 2018-04-10 02:24
The provider of the blog platform for Moon of Alabama announced a planned upgrade and maintenance of its systems starting tomorrow at 3:00am UTC. It is not know how long this will take. During the maintenance this site will not...
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Syria - Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation

Tue, 2018-04-10 02:10
Yesterday's alleged 'gas attack' in east Ghouta likely never happened. A video shows a number of presumably dead kids in a basement or dark apartment. Another video shows an undamaged yellow gas cylinder which, we are told, was dropped from...
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The MoA Week In Review And Open Thread 2018-15

Sun, 2018-04-08 23:27
Last weeks posts: Apr 2 - Why I Did Not Buy A Smartphone Apr 3 - This Washington Post Headline Is Fake News The false headline is still up. Our Skripal pieces attracted a large number of readers. Many people...
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Timelines Of 'Gas Attacks' In Syria Follow A Similar Scheme

Sun, 2018-04-08 17:31
An alleged new 'chemical incident' in Syria reminds of a similar series of events we saw last year. We are told to believe that each time the U.S. pulls back from the war on Syria the Syrian government is responding...
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A Very British Farce

Sat, 2018-04-07 19:30
Mark J. Doran wrote this very British farce. (Publish here with his permission.) SERGEI: I'm not dead! MORTICIAN: What? CUSTOMER: Nothing - here's your ninepence. SERGEI: I'm not dead! MORTICIAN: Here - he says he's not dead! CUSTOMER: Yes, he...
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The Best Explanation For The Skripal Drama Is ... Food Poisoning

Sat, 2018-04-07 03:59
Doctors at the Salisbury District Hospital announced today that Sergej Skripal's health is rapidly improving. He and his daughter Yulia will likely be well again. It is unlikely that any targeted poisoning with a real 'military grade' nerve agent would...
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Novi-Fog™ In Fleet Street - Truth Cut Off

Fri, 2018-04-06 02:41
Having been caught lying and covering up his lies about the Salisbury incident, the British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson decided to attack: bigger A pity endeavor. It were the lies of Theresa May and Boris Johnson that convinced the other...
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"It's The Cover-Up" - UK Foreign Office Deletes Tweet, Posts False Transcript, Issues New Lies

Thu, 2018-04-05 03:18
It's Not The Crime, It's The Cover-Up: When a scandal breaks, the discovery of an attempt to cover up is often regarded as even more reprehensible than the original deeds. The British government is trying to cover-up the lies it...
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