MIT Professor Postol on Bellingcat (“they are less than amateurs. they are frauds”)

by Scott Creighton

For those of you who don’t know, Bellingcat is a website that is devoted to promoting any and all anti-Russian propaganda they can get their hands on. They are also pro-regime change where ever that regime change happens to be. More likely than not they are either a State Department/Pentagon “hearts and minds” contractor or they are CIA/MI6/Mossad. They came to my attention previously during the first chemical weapon false flag event and of course during my work on Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17. They constantly lie and fabricate “evidence” regarding things like Russia “invading” Crimea and election “hacking” and crap like that. Total bunk website run by globalist zealots pushing junk science on people who don’t know any better.

H/T to Syricide for posting this video.

“MIT Professor Postol who debunked HRW, Bellingcat and his own government with his analysis of the Ghouta chemical weapon attack of August 2013, rips into the “expertise” of Bellingcat and their chemical weapon “expert” Dan Kaszeta.”

Tens of Civilians Killed, Wounded in US-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Northeastern Syria

from FARS

The Arabic language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website reported that at least 17 civilians, including children and women, were killed and 15 others were injured in the US-led coalition air raids in Kasarat village South of Raqqa city.

The website added that the warplanes’ combat flights over two villages in Eastern Aleppo left five civilians dead and 11 more wounded…

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US-led international alliance aircraft kill 19 civilians in Raqqa’s southern countryside

from SANA

The US-led international alliance aircraft carried out a new massacre against Syrians, killing 19 civilians in al-Kasrat area in Raqqa’s southern countryside.

Local and media sources said that airplanes from the US-led alliance, under the pretext of fighting ISIS, carried out on Saturday night a series of airstrikes on areas in the southern countryside of Raqqa province, which resulted in killing 19 civilians in al-Kastrat area (Kasret al-Sheikh Juma’a and Kasret al-Faraj) and the agricultural research center on the southern bank of the Euphrates River…

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The “Human Slaughterhouse” Propaganda Campaign: “Articulating Notions of Public Truth”

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Over at 21st Century Wire, they have put together a long list of outstanding articles on this subject, some of which I have quoted in my articles and some I have not. The list includes works by folks like Vanessa Beeley, William Engdahl and others. It’s a great resource for information about this propaganda campaign as well as the many others aided by AI and HRW. Well worth the time to check it out and bookmark.

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As my coverage of this Amnesty International (AI) propaganda campaign continues, I have often been asked what I think about the timing of the creation and release of Nicolette Waldman fictional “Human Slaughterhouse” report. And I say “fictional” because it is based entirely on statements she garnered from former president Obama’s “moderate” regime change mercenaries. So yes, it is a work of fiction.

The timing could not be more obvious. The story hit the press on February 7th of 2017. Previously scheduled for Feb. 8th of 2017 was the latest round of UN sponsored Syrian peace talks between “opposition” groups, the Syrian government, Russia and other interested parties in Geneva. On Jan. 27th,  those talks were pushed back a couple weeks and are now scheduled for the end of February. But the wheels of articulation were already in motion.

“The report has been released conveniently two weeks before talks are set to begin in Switzerland between the Syrian government and the so-called opposition. This is no accident. Already, suit-wearing terrorists are crying that the Syria Peace talks scheduled in two weeks must address the report and the accusations. This “convenient” timing brings to mind the now infamous “Caesar” report produced and paraded around Western media as fact but which, in reality, was nothing more than Qatari-sponsored propaganda.” Brandon Turberville

As Tuberville points out over at Activist Post, this is a carbon copy replay of what they did three years ago just prior to a previous set of peace talks. Only this time they have better visuals.

“On January 20, 2014, only two days before negotiations were set to begin over Syria in Switzerland, a now famous report was released claiming to hold photographic evidence of Bashar al-Assad’s brutality against his own people and institutional torture programs in place by the Syrian government. The report, whose source was an alleged “defector” going only by the name of “Caesar,” and photos he allegedly took at a Syrian government military hospital, was touted as evidence of Assad’s cruelty and an example of how the Syrian president was committing war crimes reminiscent of Nazi Germany.” Activist Post March 2016

The deep state has a long sordid history of staging events just prior to peace negociations with the express purpose of making sure they fail. Most recently we remember the 8th Day campaign where they “accidentally” attacked Syrian army positions and had their “moderate” terrorists attack a UN aid convoy outside of Aleppo so the US military wouldn’t have to hand over all their information on “ISIS” to the Russians once the 8th day of the cease fire successfully completed that part of the agreement. Like what happened in 2014 and earlier this year, this is just one more effort by the masters of the universe to destabilize potential peace in favor of continued war. By accusing Assad of crimes of this nature and magnitude, even with deeply flawed evidence or no evidence at all, they send the message that they intend for their “moderate” opposition members to push for regime change on humanitarian grounds as a prerequisite for the deal which of course will not be on the table and therefore it will be a deal breaker.

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Author of AI Baseless “Human Slaughterhouse” Report, Nicolette Waldman, is Doing the War-monger Circuit Selling More War and Regime Change for Syria

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Check out al Jazeera story which features one of the sources of Nicolette’s report. He is a Free Syrian Army terrorist who did two years in the prison AND WAS RELEASED. Wait a minute… I thought they were exterminating everyone? What gives? (check out video at 1:10 mark)

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I wonder who’s kids they grabbed for this PR shoot.

Nicolette Waldman is on a one-woman campaign to rekindled Obama’s Syrian regime change operation by first cobbling together her bogus ‘Human Slaughterhouse” report for Amnesty International and now running around giving interviews to anyone who will put a microphone in front of her so she can make up even greater lies about the government in Syria killing Obama’s “moderate” mercenary terrorists en masse.

As I reported this morning (and many others have as well) Nicolette Waldman’s AI report is complete bunk. It’s based on sketchy math extrapolating numbers of hanged prisoners based on lies told to her by former and current regime change mercenaries in Syria as well as a “report” of 375 people hung by Assad in Syria coming from a regime change propaganda outlet known as the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Starting with the New York Times, Waldman has taken her fabricated propaganda piece everywhere she could. The accounts get more breathless and outrageous every time she tells it.

“We now know where, when and how often these hangings are taking place, as well as which elements of the Syrian government have authorized them,” said Nicolette Waldman, an Amnesty researcher specializing in detention issues and one of the report’s authors.” New York Times

“We believe these practices are known about and approved by the highest level of the Syrian government,” Waldman told Fox News. “People need to understand that Saydnaya has been manufactured to be a place of slaughter for human beings.” Fox News

“This is a prison that’s operated by the Syrian military police. And usually detainees end up at this prison after they have gone through a horrible process of interrogation and torture in the intelligence agency branches. They’re also subjected to this incredibly dehumanizing set of rules.

One of these rules is that they can never speak even when they’re being tortured. They’re not allowed to look at the guards. If they do, they will be killed immediately. And actually one person in the cell is usually put in charge of the cell and has to pick out people to be tortured each day.” Waldman on NPR

Unfortunately, people like Dennis Kucinich are listening to this crap and it’s sinking in. Just like they did before when AI helped push the Libyan invasion and bombing and like they did when they helped push the “incubator babies” story way back when, AI is helping sell a regime change operation which will undoubtedly result in countless civilian deaths.

The Farce that is Amnesty International’s ” Human Slaughterhouse ” Study: It is, Quite Literally, Fake News Gone Viral

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 2: Also… please read The “Human Slaughterhouse” Propaganda Campaign: “Articulating Notions of Public Truth”

UPDATE: Check out al Jazeera story which features one of the sources of Nicolette’s report. He is a Free Syrian Army terrorist who did two years in the prison AND WAS RELEASED. Wait a minute… I thought they were exterminating everyone? What gives? (check out video at 1:10 mark)

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I wonder who’s kids they grabbed for this PR shoot.

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Everyone from CNN to al Jazeera covered the Amnesty International report of the 13,000 prisoners hanged by the Assad government during President Obama’s “moderate” terrorist regime change operation in Syria yesterday. They titled the report “Human Slaughterhouse” so the concentration-challenged American public wouldn’t have to read much further than the title to get their water-cooler talking points for the day at the office. Fox covered it. The Guardian covered it. ABC, USA Today, Telegraph, BBC, Red State, Breitbart, Business Insider you get the picture, right?

All day yesterday, Amnesty International was trending on Twitter. Thousands of people left comments reflecting their outrage at Assad “the monster” and various news organizations published the baseless comments as news. It was a megaphone project that worked perfectly… for a little while.

You’ll notice the story has been relegated to the back pages today and some publications  have actually pulled their articles on it. There’s a reason for that. The AI report is complete and total bunk. It’s baseless, technically flawed and as they accurately reported over at Moon of Alabama, it wouldn’t stand up in even the most rigged kangaroo court on the planet.

Do you want to know many of those 13,000 victims of “torture, hanging and extermination” that AI has actual evidence of?

Zero.

It’s not 13,000 which is the high range of their “estimate” which everyone is touting on various regime change backing “news” outlets.

It’s not 5,000 which is the low range of that “estimate”

It’s not 375 that were provided by the western-backed, regime hating, openly lying Syrian Network for Human Rights.

It’s not even the “additional” 36 names that were provided to AI by “witnesses”

It’s zero.

It is total,complete, absolute fake news and there is no other possible way to look at it.

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Extrapolated Hearsay – Amnesty Report Claims Mass Executions, Provides No Proof

from Moon of Alabama

A new Amnesty International report claims that the Syrian government hanged between 5,000 and 13,000 prisoners in a military prison in Syria. The evidence for that claim is flimsy, based on hearsay of anonymous people outside of Syria. The numbers themselves are extrapolations that no scientist or court would ever accept. It is tabloid reporting and fiction style writing from its title “Human Slaughterhouse” down to the last paragraph.

But the Amnesty report is still not propagandish enough for the anti-Syrian media. Inevitably only the highest number in the range Amnesty claims is quoted. For some even that is not yet enough. The Associate Press agency, copied by many outlets, headlines: Report: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011:

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

How does “at least 13,000” conforms to an already questionable report which claims “13,000” as the top number of a very wide range?

Here is a link to the report.

Before we look into some details this from the “Executive Summary”:

From December 2015 to December 2016, Amnesty International researched the patterns, sequence and scale of violations carried out at Saydnaya Military Prison (Saydnaya). In the course of this investigation, the organization interviewed 31 men who were detained at Saydnaya, four prison officials or guards who previously worked at Saydnaya, three former Syrian judges, three doctors who worked at Tishreen Military Hospital, four Syrian lawyers, 17 international and national experts on detention in Syria and 22 family members of people who were or still are detained at Saydnaya.

On the basis of evidence from people who worked within the prison authorities at Saydnaya and witness testimony from detainees, Amnesty International estimates that between 5,000 and 13,000 people were extrajudicially executed at Saydnaya between September 2011 and December 2015.

There are several difficulties with this report…

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