The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 9th April 2018


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  1. Simon says;

    Simon Bridges said on ‘The AM show’ today on news hub that “National are not responsible for the rotting walls of the middle more hospital “what the fuck….???????

    National = “no care – no responsibility.” Simon Bridges must still be on “Planet key”!!!!!!

    Message to John Key; hey kick Simon Bridges off your ‘fictitious planet key’ and send him back to NZ to face ‘the people’s court’ !!!!

  2. NOT the mainstream media:

    ‘ ‘Syria gases own people just as Trump mulls withdrawal?’ Journalists question Douma ‘chem attack’ ‘

    ….”Independent journalist Vanessa Beeley, who visited the Syrian frontline on numerous occasions, said the chemical attack report, quickly picked up by mainstream media, was “also 100 percent lie,” pointing out that the White Helmets group had been caught producing fakes before.

    The timing of the alleged chemical attack claims was questioned by journalist Caitlin Johnstone, who pointed out that reports spread “just as Trump was seeking a withdrawal from Syria and just as [Syrian President Bashar] Assad was approaching victory in Douma.”…

    …The chemical attack on his own people, certain to “provoke the wrath of the US war machine,” would mean that “Assad spontaneously began acting against his own self-interest,” the journalist wrote. She decried the influence of the mainstream media, which she said makes such news “easier to believe that Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin are deliberately killing civilians with poisonous gas for no reason whatsoever than to believe that the same empire which deceived us into Iraq is deceiving us into Iraq’s next-door neighbor Syria.”

    US journalist Rania Khalek said that the timing of the alleged attack was “crazy” because it has emerged when the Syrian government was in its strongest position during the whole conflict and Trump said he wanted US troops out of the country…

    …American journalist and writer Mike Cernovich pointed out that President Assad had absolutely no motivation to use chemical weapons against his own people. “It makes total sense for Assad to gas children right as Trump announces a troop withdrawal. It’s the only sane, rational decision to make,” he tweeted, sarcastically…

    …Syrian state media, meanwhile, reported on Sunday that Jaysh al-Islam militants, who were holed up in Douma, have agreed a deal with the Syrian government, according to which they will be allowed to leave the town in exchange for releasing the prisoners they were holding.

    On April 4, 2017, a major chemical attack was similarly reported in Syria, just several days after then US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and UN envoy, Nikki Haley, said that “getting Assad out” was no longer Washington’s priority. Back then, the White Helmets and other activist groups claimed that up to 100 civilians in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate were killed by sarin gas, released in an airstrike by Syrian government forces. The US immediately rushed to blame Damascus for the attack and fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Airbase, claiming it was the very compound from which jets, allegedly armed with the chemical, took off….

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