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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

'Consequences' - the thing that politicians hide from

An update:

Firstly, the Russian Military have announced that Al-Qaeda/White Helmets are in the process of filming a ‘chemical attack’, which will be pinned on Syria/Russia. Since I have been expecting this for months and have written about it here many times, this comes as no surprise to me. The following report comes from RT - what the BBC refers to as ‘Russian State Media’. Coming from ‘British State Media’ this is quite something, but as ever, make up your own mind:

Secondly, here is a speech made by Karen Pierce, UK Ambassador to the United Nations, in which she calls for the Turks to be given time to sort out the ‘rebels’ from the ‘terrorists’:

Given that:

  1. A large number of the terrorists originally entered through Turkey, and…

  2. Erdogan has long wanted Northern Syria as an acquisition for his new ‘Ottoman Empire’…

…this is unlikely to fly with Syria or the Russians…pun unintended

Thirdly, I continue to make my thoughts and feelings known to our glorious leaders. Here is a message I sent today via Twitter. I have no idea if these make any difference, but I suspect that they register with someone on the staff, since the number of ‘profile checks’ I get goes up markedly whenever I refer to government figures directly. Short of having a relationship with these people (and I’d rather sit in the swamps of Mordor scooping out my kneecaps with a spoon), Twitter is the fastest way to communicate a message in real time. Besides, it builds pressure - which is important, since in my experience politicians have to be ‘forced’ to behave with integrity if it clashes with their other ‘agendas’.

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Finally, here are some figures you may find interesting. When US, UK and France ‘liberated’ Raqqa:

  • They made 2,832 airstrikes in 4 months

  • Dropped more artillery shells than in the Vietnam war

  • Killed over 1,200 civilians, wounded thousands more

  • Destroyed 80% of the city, according to the UN

  • And let ISIS go

Now they have the sheer gall to talk about ‘humanitarian’ goals. There is a point when hypocrisy becomes ‘evil’ - these people have crossed it:

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Peter & the Wolf

Get ready to read about “deliberate targeting of civilians”