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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Syria Gas Attack - Look Over There

[Update at end of post]

As the conflict in Syria continues to drag on, reports of attacks using chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, have continued. Many of these allege use of chlorine; there have been several deaths. But this week came a far more deadly attack in Idlib, which it is believed was caused by Sarin. Dozens, including whole families, have been killed: some reports have put the death toll at over 100.
Paul Watson (the real one is on the right)

This has proved problematic not only for the Syrian régime, which had supposedly handed over its stockpile of chemical weapons in 2013, but also for its main sponsor, the gangster régime of Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin in Moscow. The Russians have been spinning for all they are worth, but new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has been the one having the field day, literally facing down the Russian ambassador yesterday.
The apparent attack is also proving difficult for those out there on the “Alt-Right”, who show every sign of being allied to the Russians. such is their desire to tell anyone who will listen that they should “look over there”; that it didn’t really happen, that it was a “false flag” operation, a part of the conspiracy engineered by the so-called “deep state”. And at the forefront of this tinfoil hat headless chicken rabble is a Zelo Street favourite.
Step forward Paul Watson, the basement-dweller of Battersea, who has been experiencing problems recently in getting his message across. Quite apart from his lack of credibility, the folks at YouTube have taken a dim view of some of the content that he has made available there, so much so that his income from that source has taken a nosedive, although he wants you all to know that it doesn’t affect him, honestly.
So after telling his audience that “Paedophiles Rule The World” (don’t ask), Watson was off and away telling his followers that Assad Didn’t Do It: “Deep state is horrified ISIS is getting its butt kicked & is exploiting children once again to push regime change … March 31st: Trump admin says Assad can stay in power … April 4: Assad launches "chemical attack", Trump admin changes mind … Not fishy at all”. Ooh, CONSPIRACY!
But do go on. “Dear @realDonaldTrump - you are being manipulated by the same scam they pulled in 2013. No regime change in Syria … Hillary Clinton Approved Delivering Libya’s Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels: Seymour Hersh … The deep state & MSM ALWAYS lies and exploits dead children to push for war”. It wouldn’t be the first time Sy Hersh had been taken in by the conspiracy theory mob recently - bit sad, really.
In any case, it was the rebels! “Where's the proof, because John McCain said so? Past chem weapon attack was done by rebels”. MSM laugh at the “Deep State” claptrap? “‘Sick trolls’ question statements of known liars pushing bullshit propaganda to start Middle Eastern wars that kill hundreds of thousands”. And Assad still didn’t do it: “I'm amazed how you're so confident Assad was behind it given no investigation and no actual motive”.

Watson’s problem is that the people who say the rebels don’t have the capability to deliver a Sarin attack, and that the Assad mob did it, are the ones either on the ground or with knowledge of the area, rather than someone pulling himself off in a Battersea basement.


But good of him to let us know whose side he’s on. The Order of Lenin is in the post

[UPDATE 7 April 1040 hours: after the overnight cruise missile strikes by the US military on a Syrian airbase - Trump had backed himself into a corner, having to do something after spending so much time slagging off his predecessor for inaction - Paul Watson has not only lost faith in the Combover Crybaby, but shown the world that I was right as to who his real masters are.
"I guess Trump wasn't 'Putin's puppet' after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet ... I'm officially OFF the Trump train" he snivelled. And there was more.
"It's been fun lads, but the fun is over. I'll be focusing my efforts on le Pen, who tried to warn Trump against this disaster". That would be Marine le Pen, who just went to Moscow to beg a loan for her French Presidential campaign from gangster-in-chief Putin. Another Russian stooge.

Like I said, the Order of Lenin is in the post. Your credibility just got flushed down the can, Paul]

11 comments:

Nibs said...

I'm no fan of Watson, but there is plenty of serious analysis out there, and many credible people who do not buy this story.
Assad is winning, and the US just days before had dropped its stance that he had to go. Why would he use sarin gas?
Is gas more effective than conventional means? No.
Who is doing the reporting on the ground? The same discredited people of East Aleppo. The dearth of reporters in Syria is leading news organisations to use Al Qaeda linked people on the ground to get their news.
Again, much analysis out there from credible people showing this.
See Charles Shoebridge, Robert Stuart, Vanessa Beeley, Max Abrahms.
Many pretty unsavoury countries want Syria to fall, so that bits can be carved off and another secular country be destroyed: Saudi, Israel, Qatar etc.

Watcher234 said...

To Nibs. As with Livingstone so with Syria . The Far Left come out in support of the Far Right. The state of politics in 2017

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

1.Watcher 234
Why not address what he said? You left plenty of space where you could have done.
2. Tim
Your comment about Watson is unfair; you have no proof that he's been 'pulling himself off'.

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

WILL TRUMP APOLOGISE FOR AIR STRIKES AND REVERSE POLICY WHEN HE READS:
This from New York Times website 9.15 am:

'Paul Joseph Watson, an editor at the conspiracy theorist site Infowars, said on Twitter that Trump “was just another deep state/neocon puppet.” He added, “I’m officially OFF the Trump train.” '

The western world waits .........

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

NY Times article here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/us/trump-far-alt-right-syria.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Andy McDonald said...

Quite a few sad faces on the hard right this morning. It's a bit like that moment in that Batman film when the mob hire the Joker to further their agenda, and then he starts doing whatever he wants.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that be 'The Order of Onan'?

Jonathan Wilson said...

@Anonymous

I think in PJW's case its more likely to be "the order of his nan"... shouting up the stairs telling him to get dressed as they are going shopping.

Watcher234 said...

To A. Robot if u think the US doesn't have to capability to monitor the Syrian airforce with its Military Satellites & that the Gas attack was all a mere Rebel False Flag op on a Hollywood stage inside a Syrian War zone then Lord help u. Plenty of evidence from people on the ground & from aerial pictures that it was a Syrian Airforce attack. Assad doesn't have a moral compass & is hardly in total control of the many varied mercenary forces flying under his genicidal flag of destruction in Syria

A.Robot (Mrs) said...

To Watcher234
Oh, that's what you meant. Thanks.
Though God knows how you found material for your first-sentence rant from my simple request that you make clear what on earth you were on about.

Anonymous said...

I was shocked (shocked, I say) to see that Watson, Lo Hopkins, Farage and Nuttals of the UKIPs all tweeted near identical messages within a few minutes of each other.

It's almost as through there's a single handler pulling their strings.