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Syria false flag evidence mounts

Twelve years ago today, the false flag attacks on US soil precipitated a paradigm shift in global politics. Illegal and despicable acts and measures by the US, UK and their NATO allies became normalised and we have been subject to draconian infringements on our civil liberties. The original false flag of 9/11 spawned many other false flag events, the latest of which is the spurious claims by the US that they have evidence of Assad's use of chemical weapons. If that is true, why is the evidence not being shared with the international community?

Contrary evidence mounts that this latest attempt to precipitate all out war in the Middle East again is in the context of plans to "take out Syria" before the demonstrations two years ago which escalated into civil war.

Former French Foreign Minister: Anglo-French Operations Against Assad “Prepared, Preconceived And Planned”

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Biofuel folly

A couple of years ago Friends of the Earth issued a report damning biofuels - they emit more CO2 than the fossil fuels they replace. What came to light subsequently is, that prior to the EU mandating a minimum of 10% biofuel use, a 2008 paper revealed the excessive carbon emissions but lobbying by farmers and industry ensured the measure was passed in spite of the evidence against biofuels. It would appear, one individual was the main protagonist and agitator for the measure.

The Entrepreneur by Andrew Montford

Some of the comments and links therein make interesting reading.

Money, power and 9/11

As we approach the twelfth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, the fruits of this heinous crime continue to be harvested.

The dismantling of Syria as a nation state follows the decimation of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. These plans were laid well in advance of 9/11 and include Iran as the next target.

Meanwhile, in the UK,

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Science is not about consensus

In the absence of empirical evidence to support the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are causing catastrophic global warming, reference to authority and consensus is used to persuade people that this is a real, rather than fabricated problem. Daily Pickings has referred in the past to the illusion of consensus, ie. that it is also fabricated. We must not be seduced into thinking that scientific progress and understanding ever develops by consensus.

A question for Oreskes – But what do we mean by consensus? by Christopher Monckton