As Trump’s inauguration day draws nearer, to say that there has been a complete melt-down among the Washington ‘elite’ (left and right), the back room boys in the “intelligence” agencies and their paid hacks in the US and wider Western media, would be a massive understatement. Read More →

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As some readers might be aware, on several occasions in the past I’ve dealt with internet allegations that certain terror attacks were ‘fake’. The most notable event was probably the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 where I went to considerable length to point out the problems with the idea that all involved were ‘actors’, complete with fake blood and injuries. This ‘fakery’ meme, spawned over the last 10 years or so, invariably involves ‘Youtubers’ who claim to have ‘busted wide open’ the ‘obvious’ deception by way of ham-fisted and extremely subjective analyses of video and picture evidence.

So I wasn’t surprised to see the same claims being made about the recent assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, along with the same bumbling analysis. As with other incidents, the main claim here is that there is no blood to be seen in the video of the assassination itself. And this claim is, it seems, true. There is no blood visible around the body of ambassador Karlov. Does this mean he was ‘acting’?

I’m a bit put out that I even have to point this out, but the video of the assassination that all the ‘Youtubers’ are using for their claims is about 50 seconds long. That is to say,  ambassador Karlov is seen lying on the floor for 50 seconds after he was shot. He was also shot 3-4 times in the back, and he fell backwards, almost immediately, on to his back. Some of you might be aware of the idea that when someone has an injury that is bleeding, you put pressure on it to stop the bleeding. This works for gunshot wounds too, and is particularly necessary when the victim’s heart is still pumping the blood around their body.

When you lie on your back, you are putting pressure on the skin and fascia of your back. In the case of ambassador Karlov, his own body weight was placing sufficient pressure on the wounds to stop significant external bleeding. Having said that, not much pressure would have been necessary to stop external bleeding, because it is likely that his heart stopped pumping blood around his body fairly quickly due to likely damage to his heart from the 3-4 bullets.

End of story.

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Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov (left) and his assassin.

I ‘debated’ with some guy (Peter Sinnott) from New York on Press TV’s ‘The Debate’ recently. The topic was the recent assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey and the general situation in Syria.

With so little time, (25 minute show) I didn’t get to say everything I wanted to. When I was given the last 30 seconds, and asked by the host to respond to a tangential question about Trump, I was really itching to respond to the guest’s previous nonsensical comments, so I did the best I could. See what ya think….was it bad manners?

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Empire is only worth it for the 1%.

The fact that Donald Trump was elected President of the USA is largely irrelevant. What is relevant is the conditions that allowed for him to be elected President of the USA. Read More →

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Riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment (for one reason or another), Donald Trump has won 276 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president of the United States. His rival Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate, did not concede the election from her headquarters in New York but instead chose to do so by telephone. Rumor has it she originally planned to do so by email, but someone took her server. Read More →

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50-55% of Americans (the number that actually vote) still indulge themselves in the narrative that voting in the Presidential election gives them some influence over the direction their country takes, and provides them with the feeling of having some personal power. The other 45-50% that don’t vote get the same feeling by supporting their favorite sports team or emotionally attaching themselves to the daily life choices of their preferred celebrity. Read More →

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Veteran Oscar-winning ‘anti-American’ documentary-maker Michael Moore appears to have lost the plot. Moore recently held a surprise sneak preview screening in NYC of his new documentary Michael Moore in TrumpLand. Recorded over two nights earlier this month in the pro-Trump town of Wilmington, Ohio, the film is much less an exercise in Trump bashing than a tribute to the dubious virtues of Hillary Clinton. Read More →

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Another world is possible

While keeping up with the ongoing geopolitical shenanigans between the US and Russia in Syria, I repeatedly note a recurring and glaring omission in every mainstream media report on the situation: a sensible reason why either country is so interested in Syria. Read More →

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If you happen to be a member of the ‘international community’ – i.e., if you live in North America, Europe or Australia/New Zealand – you may have noticed a subtle shift in recent years in what you ‘know’ about Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. From being just another country that you might like to visit one day, Russia and its leader have been transformed into the source of much of the world’s problems. Read More →

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Since the collapse (thanks to the US government and military) of the Russian-American ceasefire in Syria, the US has been doing what little it can with the options it has left, using the international media as its personal lapdog in service to more war and carnage, and threatening to arm terrorists with MANPADS and other heavy weaponry. Meanwhile, its narcissistic inability to ‘play nice with others’ is causing it to spiral out of control, losing allies around the globe and pushing it into open conflict with massively armed opponents Russia and China. Read More →

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