Jun 15, 2012
A Queen is the person who leads a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a state is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and rules for life or until abdication.
The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren. Queen Elizabeth's rule extends across the world; she's the sovereign of 15 Commonwealth realms in addition to the United Kingdom. The sixteen current realms have a combined land area of 18.8 million km² (7.3 million mi², excluding Antarctic claims), and a population of 137 million. Nearly all the realms were once British colonies. These nations are not owned and run by the UK; they are owned and run by the House of Windsor Crown Temple syndicate within the City of London Corporation. The head signatory of the Crown Temple syndicate is Elizabeth Windsor (Queen Elizabeth II of England).
The legacy of British slavery and colonialism:
· £150 million profit made by the British from West Indian plantations alone
· It is estimated that during the last thirty years of British colonial administration British trading and shipping interests took out of Ghana a total of £300 million
· Bengal famine of 1770 killed 10 million people
· Britain's loot alone from India was worth up to £1000 million
· During British imperial rule half of India's annual net revenues flowed out of the country
· 28,825,000 Indians starved to death in 24 famines between 1854 and 1901
· The Bengal famine of 1943 claimed 1,500,000 victims
· As late as 1834 Britain had 540,559 African slaves in the Caribbean
· Prior to the European's arrival in 1772 there were 4000 black Tasmanians in Tasmania. This was reduced to 203 survivors within 59 years. By 1846 Tasmania's black population had been wiped out.
· The European settlement in Australia in 1778 saw a Black population of 300,000 reduced to 77,501 by 1921. By 1932 the population was down to 59,719
It should not be forgotten that the most powerful financial syndicate in the Western World is that of the European Rothschilds. The Rothschilds, because of their power base inside the City of London Corporation, have a controlling membership of the London Crown Temple syndicate, and they also have executive control of the Vatican and the Mafia through the P2 Masonic Lodge in Italy.
Queen Elizabeth II fronts for the Rothschilds. She is the largest landowner on Earth. She is Head of State of the United Kingdom and of thirty one other states and territories, and is the legal owner of 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the Earth's land surface. A conservative estimate of the value of the Crown Temple syndicate's land holding, under the Queen's signature, is £17.6 trillion.
2 June 1953: The Queen's Coronation takes place in Westminster Abbey.
4 April 1955: Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill bows to The Queen as he welcomes her to his farewell dinner at 10 Downing Street. Sir Winston was the first of The Queen's Prime Ministers; the current incumbent, David Cameron, is Her Majesty's twelfth.
17 October 1956: The Queen opens the Calder Hall nuclear power station. The plant in Cumberland is regarded as the world's first nuclear power station to deliver electricity in commercial quantities.
1956: The Suez Crisis erupts following Egypt's decision to nationalise the Suez Canal Company.
Prince Andrew (now The Duke of York) is born on 19 February 1960 at Buckingham Palace
October 1962: The Cuban Missiles Crisis
22 November 1963: US President John F Kennedy shot dead. He was one of 12 US Presidents to have served during The Queen's reign.
10 March 1964: Prince Edward (now The Earl of Wessex) is born at Buckingham Palace.
16 October 1965: The Beatles receive their MBEs from The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
21 July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to tread on the surface of the Moon.
1 January 1973: The United Kingdom becomes a fully-fledged member of the European Economic Community.
20 October 1973: The Queen formally opens Sydney Opera House.
7 June 1977: The Queen's Silver Jubilee is marked with celebrations across the Commonwealth.
1978: The United Kingdom is brought to a virtual standstill by widespread strikes in what came to be know as the 'Winter of Discontent'.
17 February 1979: The Queen becomes the first British sovereign to visit the Middle East(Saudi Arabia).
1 April 1979: Iran's main spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, declares an Islamic Republic following the overthrow of the Shah.
4 May 1979: Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister, arrives at Downing Street.
8 December 1980: John Lennon is shot dead outside his New York apartment.
29 July 1981: An estimated global TV audience of 750 million tune in to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral.
28 May 1982: Pope John Paul II arrives in the UK and meets The Queen.
April 1982: Falklands War.
2 March 1986: The Queen signs the Proclamation of the Australia Act in Canberra, thereby making Australian law fully independent of the British Parliament and legal system.
October 1986: The Queen becomes the first British monarch to visit China.
21 December 1988: A total of 270 people are killed when Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over the town of Lockerbie in Scotland. The Boeing 747 was en route to New York when it was blown apart by a terrorist bomb.
9 November 1989: The Berlin Wall is breached, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
5 June 1989: Student-led demonstration for democratic reform in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
11 February 1990: Nelson Mandela walks free from Victor Verster prison in Paarl, South Africa, after 27 years behind bars.
31 March 1990: A peaceful march against the UK's poll tax turns into a riot that results in over 400 arrests.
1990: Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist working at the CERN laboratories in Switzerland, invents the World Wide Web.
17 January 1991: First Gulf War. British begin to bomb targets in Iraq.
16 May 1991: The Queen makes history by becoming the first British monarch to address a joint session of U.S. Congress.
25 December 1991: Fall of the Soviet Union.
20 November 1992: A fierce fire breaks out at Windsor Castle. Over 100 rooms were damaged by the fire, and the £40m restoration took five years to complete.
5 August 1993: The first public opening of Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty opened the State Rooms to the public to raise cash for the repair of fire-ravaged Windsor Castle, and they now attract more than 360,000 visitors a year.
18 October 1994: The Queen shares a toast with Boris Yeltsin at the Kremlin as Her Majesty becomes the first British monarch to set foot in Russia since 1908.
30 August 1995: NATO bombs Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
5 July 1996: Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born.
31 August 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, is killed in a car crash in Paris, France.
30 June 1997: More than 150 years of British control come to end as Hong Kong is handed back to the Chinese authorities.
24 March 1999: Nato bombing of Serbia and Montenegro.
1 July 1999: The Queen and Scotland's First Minister Donald Dewar salute cheering crowds following the formal opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
26 May 1999: The Queen signs the official declaration of the opening of the Welsh Assembly at Crickhowell House, Cardiff.
4 August 2000: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, marks her 100th birthday.
The New Millenium
11 September 2001: Thousands die in a series of coordinated suicide attacks on the United States.
7 October 2001: The armed forces of the United States, United Kingdom and Australia occupy Afghanistan.
4 June 2002: The Golden Jubilee. Her Majesty travelled throughout the UK and the world, meeting with people of all ages, religions and nationalities.
9 April 2003: The US-led campaign to remove the Iraqi leader from power nears its endgame. Saddam Hussein himself was captured in December 2003.
9 April 2005: The Prince of Wales marries his true love, Camilla Parker Bowles.
7 July 2005: Four suicide bombers strike central London, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700.
15 September 2008: Lehman Brothers collapses as the global credit crunch deepens. It is a link in a chain of events that would soon spark the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
27 November 2009: Rwanda joins the Commonwealth as the organisation's 54th member.
8 November 2010: The Queen joins the Facebook.
6 July 2010: The Queen addresses the United Nations General Assembly for the second time. Her Majesty says she had witnessed "great change" since her last address to the UN in 1957, "much of it for the better". But she adds: "So much remains to be done."
2011: The Arab Spring
2012: Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place across the Commonwealth to mark 60 years of Her Majesty's reign over the World.
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
The Bilderberg group: the group which currently owns many governments around the world, through its puppet politicians, has been the main brain and the sponsor of the most talk-about one world government, often referred to as the New World Order. The cabal has once again held a secretive meeting, this time at the Mariott Westfields Hotel in Chantilly, Virginia. According to the London Daily Mail, oil baron David Rockefeller, the patriarch of the famously wealthy family plus Peter Thiel, a billionaire, Facebook investor and co-founder of PayPal, are among the key figures in the Bilderberg Group. The official full list of the 2012 Bilderberg attendees can be foundhere (notice there is not even one single leader from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe nor Asia). The list however includes an interesting personality: Garry Kasparov, a leading opposition candidate in Russia. Kasparov is a Chessmaster who is playing pawn to Western policy designed to unseat President Putin, as Putin is one of the leaders currently standing against NATO and the New World Order. "Kasparov is meeting with the elusive and notorious Bilderbergers under the guise of discussing “the Future of Democracy, Russia, China and the Middle East,” according to the group’s official website. Clearly, any winning strategy to defuse Putin’s power and destabilize him is desired. The implications for inflaming tensions with Russia are clear– and stark", writes Aaron Dykes, a journalists writing for prisonplanet.com.
The group comprises leaders from many secret societies, powerful families, CEOs of international banking institutions, billionaires, representatives from the US Federal Reserve, the IMF, ICC, UN, NATO, the mainstream media and a few puppet politicians from North America and Western Europe. Bilderberg appoints many political leaders in secret before those leaders are actually ‘elected’ by the public.
A recent WorldNetDaily article detailed a few examples of this phenomenon:
The American Dream, details a few lists of the big names that have for the past "few years" attended Bilderberg:
Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Prince Charles, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Rick Perry, David Rockefeller, Herman van Rompuy, Jean-Claude Trichet, Jeff Bezos, Chris R. Hughes, Eric Schmidt, Craig J. Mundie, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Richard Perle, Paul Volcker, Lawrence Summers, Hillary Clinton Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
About one-third of the members are from government and politics, and two-thirds from finance, industry, labour, educational institutions and head of telecommunication industries. Meetings are closed to the public. In August 2010 former Cuban president Fidel Castro wrote an article for the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma in which he describes the "sinister cliques and the Bilderberg lobbyists" manipulating the public "to install a world government that knows no borders and is not accountable to anyone but its own self.
They usually meet during crucial periods like: US election year, before the appointment of heads of “international” institutions such the IMF and the heads of many educational institutions. Four years ago when rumors circulated that it was determined at a Bilderberg secret meeting that Barack Obama would be the Democratic presidential nominee; not Hillary Clinton. Then two days after the event, Hillary bowed out of the race.
Since its inception in May 1954, the Bilderberg group has been blamed as the main sponsors of the wars in the Middle East and many other wars that were fought in the 20th century. Many people have suggested that Bildgerberg has already developed the blueprint for World War III and will be implemented at the appropriate time. Bilderberg is also concerned that the world is currently over-populated and that drastic measures need to be taken in order to wipe out about 70% of people from the surface of the earth. As a result: wars, strange diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, SARS (Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome), H1N1, (biological warfare) and austerity measures have been some of the measures that have played a major role as effective ways to carry out this agenda.
It has been established that before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bilderberg group held a secret meeting during which the official blueprint for the war was imposed upon the puppet politicians. Now they have held another secret meeting as the invasion of Syria and Iran is just hanging around the corner. The Bilderberg group controls the leaders of many countries and are often responsible for many of the draconian economic policies imposed upon citizens of many countries, forcing them to tighten their belt in favour of wars and any more wars. In the media circles, they’re often referred to as the 1%, though their actual number is around 150 individuals from North America and Western Europe.
After having stolen so much oil and other mineral resources from the countries they've invaded in the past and also through puppet governments around the world, it is estimated that the group own more than 60% of the world’s wealth, they own the military industry, the UN, all major international institutions, control the mainstream media, and are the secrete rulers of the world. Because of their love for secrecy, they usually hide behind their puppet politicians to advocate their policies to the world. Whether such policies are acceptable to the ordinary people or not, they would be implemented anyway. After all, those who vote for such laws do so in obedience to Bilderberg; not their citizens as we're often made to believe. Our governments, owe their allegiance to Bilderberg. This is the main reason why many presidential candidates (or prime ministers) in North America and Eastern Europe are able to raise all those billions of dollars for their political campaigns all the time. Every major candidate is bought and paid for.
The Illusion of Today’s Democracy
Since its inception, democracy has been defined as government of the people, by the people and for the people. Well, that was the 19th century. Even the 20th century might have had a better experience when it comes to democracy. However, the meaning of democracy as far as the 21stcentury’s experience is concerned has nothing to do with the people, wisdom, knowledge nor patriotism. It is all about money, corporate interest and the agenda of some powerful families: the Biderberg Group.
Today, democracy is the government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. The people have no say whatsoever as far as any major policy-making is concerned. Leaders of powerful countries and international institutions like the IMF, World Bank, the UN, are first selected in secret Builderberg meetings, by powerful lobbies from a pool of puppet, corrupt politicians who are ready to serve the agenda of their puppet masters. Therefore when these political leaders finally “win elections” or become leaders of their various portfolios, as we’re made to believe, they’re unable to fulfil their campaign promises to the people. Those who promise jobs end up with austerity measures: pension cuts, laying off more workers, astronomical increase in school fees, increase military spending. Those who propose “hope and change”, end up with wars and many more wars, bank bailouts and police state. Those who promise credible UN and ICC end up with selective justice, corruption. The UN, which is officially supposed to be a peace-making institution has now turned out to be a war making body. Thanks to these puppet leaders.
It is now widely understood that the banks are the institutions that write the laws of many nations. The banks, the military industrial complex, the prisons industrial complex, are responsible for formulating all economic policies and all domestic laws, whiles the politicians are merely there as puppets to implement the agenda of their financial sponsors. Many parliaments and congresses have become mere rubber-stamps. Any bogus ‘Big Brother Bill’ that enters parliament houses or the congress, is guaranteed to be passed without any hesitation. The people can protest, and protest until Heaven comes down. Whether it is a bill in support of more wars, bank bailouts, educational cuts, health cuts; or sanctions against nations who refuse to bow to the New World Order. The outcome is always the one that suits the global elites. What the majority of the people say really doesn’t matter. After all, the political establishment is not meant to serve the people but the corporate lobbyists. Those who protest such policies risk being classified as domestic terrorists.
As I have already indicated elsewhere and on my article: “The Myths About Capitalism”; the concept of democracy, however interesting the corporate media presents to the people, is nothing but fraud. Well, it seems to me that the American people and many in the EU are finally waking up to this reality. Perhaps, the interesting part is the idea that changing a presidential candidate or a political party in office, is the same as voting for a ‘change’. Well, I believe America under Obama is a clear example of the “change that never came”. Very soon, those in France may have a better understanding of this argument. Having won the elections, Obama did not only endorse Bush’s wars of aggression and the illegal drone strikes against civilians but has rather expanded the wars from the Middle East to Africa.
After Libya and Ivory Coast, the recent Kony 2012 hoax and the Nigeria’sBoko Haram fraud are clear indications of many more “humanitarian” missions to come. With NATO’s open support for the Al-Qaeda’s rebels in Libya and now in Syria, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure outwho is behind those Boko Haram rebels in Nigeria. The strategy has always been the same: rebels are sponsored from abroad; they’re then armed to the teeth, ordered to cause chaos wherever NATO has an agenda. Then the media, through its proxy NGOs and the so-called ‘human right’ organisations, beg for military intervention, which will only lead to tens of thousands dead and a country that is completely reduced to rubbles; with cancer, babies born with deformities and all forms of diseases to follow.
There is also the interesting argument that the elected politicians represent the people. Well, I believe now it is clear that corporate lobbyists and powerful establishments like Bilderberg, appoints leaders of many nuclear powered nations before they’re actually ‘elected’. Therefore anybody can easily figure out whose interest these puppet politicians are s'elected' to serve. With the Bilderberg, having finally been brought to the spotlight by those whom the mainstream media hitherto referred to as "conspiracy theories", the unspoken agenda is now clear for everybody to behold. Those who haven't yet woken up to the real secrete rulers of this planet, those in the third word countries, who still have no idea what the New World Order is all about, had better wake up now or never.
About Honourable SAKAThe author is a regular writer and a political analyst on African affairs, and a well-known social commentator in Africa. He is the editor of “The Doctor’s Report”, your most reliable source of critical analysis on African affairs. He is a strong Pan-Africanist, a youth activist and the founder of the “Leaders of Tomorrow”, a transformational and inspirational group of possible future leaders.
Jun 3, 2012
Western attempts to destroy Syria have not been going to plan so far, revealing that what the West fears most is a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
The strategy was simple, clear, tried and tested. It had been used successfully not only against Libya, but also Kosovo (in 1999), and was rapidly underway in Syria. It was to run as follows: train proxies to launch armed provocations; label the state's response to these provocations as genocide; intimidate the UN Security Council into agreeing that "something must be done"; incinerate the army and any other resistance with fragmentation bombs and Hellfire missiles; and finally install a weak, compliant government to sign off new contracts and alliances drawn up in London, Paris and Washington, whilst the country tore itself apart.
Result: the heart torn out of the "axis of resistance" between Iran, Syria and Hezbullah, leaving Iran isolated and the West with a free hand to attack Iran without fear of regional repercussions.
This was to be Syria's fate, drawn up years ago in the high- level planning committees of US, British and French defence departments and intelligence services. But this time, unlike in Libya, it has not all gone according to plan.
First, there was Russia and China's veto of the "regime change" resolution at the UN Security Council in October 2011, followed by a second veto in February of this year. This meant that any NATO attack on Syria would be denied the figleaf of UN approval, and seen instead as a unilateral act of aggression not just against Syria, but potentially also against China and Russia as well.
Vicious and reckless as they are, even Cameron, Sarkozy and Obama did not necessarily have the stomach for that kind of a fight. That left the burden of destroying the Syrian state to NATO's proxy forces on the ground, the "Free Syrian Army" -- a collection of domestic and (increasingly) foreign militias, mostly ultra-sectarian Salafi extremists, along with a smattering of defectors and Western special forces.
However, this army was not created actually to defeat the Syrian state; that was always supposed to be NATO's job. As in Libya, the role of the militias was simply to provoke reprisals from the state in order to justify a NATO blitzkrieg. Left to their own devices, they have no chance of gaining power militarily, as many in the opposition realise.
"We don't believe the Free Syrian Army is a project that can help the Syrian revolution," said leader of the internal Syrian resistance movement Haitham Al-Manna, recently. "We don't have an example of where an armed struggle against a dictatorial regime has won." Of course, one could cite Cuba, South Vietnam, and many others, but what is certainly true is that internal armed struggle alone has never succeeded when the government is the only party in the struggle with any significant mass support, as is the case in Syria.
This reality was brutally driven home in early March in the decisive battle for the Baba Amr district of Homs. This was supposedly one of the Free Syrian Army's strongholds, yet they were roundly defeated, leaving them facing the prospect of similar defeats in their last few remaining territories as well. The opposition groups are becoming increasingly aware that their best chance of meaningful change is not through a military fight that they will almost certainly lose, and which will get them killed in the process, along with their losing their support and credibility, but through negotiations and participation in the reform process and the dialogue that the government has offered.
This prospect -- of an end to the civil war and a negotiated peace that brings about a reform process without destabilising the country -- has led to desperation amongst the imperialist powers. Despite their claims to the contrary, a stable Syrian-led process is the last thing they want, as it leaves open the possibility of Syria remaining a strong, independent, anti-imperialist state -- exactly the possibility they had sought to eliminate.
Hence, within days of Kofi Anan's peace plan gaining a positive response from both sides in late March, the imperialist powers openly pledged, for the first time, millions of dollars for the Free Syrian Army: for military equipment, to provide salaries to its soldiers, and to bribe government forces to defect. In other words, terrified that the civil war in Syria is starting to die down, they are setting about institutionalising it. If violent regime change is starting to look unlikely, the hope instead is to keep the country weak and on its knees by sucking its energy into an ongoing civil war.
At the risk of making the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) appear even more out of touch with ordinary Syrians than it does already, its Western backers have increased the pressure on it to fall into line with this strategy, leading to open calls from the SNC leadership for both the full-scale arming of the rebellion and for aerial bombardment from the West.
This has caused huge rifts in the organisation, with three leading members defecting last month, because they did not want to be "accomplices in the massacre of the Syrian people through delaying, cheating, lies, one-upmanship and monopolisation of decision-making." The SNC, according to one of the three, Kamal Al-Labwani, is "linked to foreign agendas that aim to prolong the battle while waiting... for the country to be dragged into a civil war."
This month, one of the few SNC leaders actually based in Syria, Riad Turk, called on the opposition to accept the Anan peace plan, "stop the bloodshed" and enter into dialogue with the government -- a call not echoed by his fellow SNC colleagues abroad. Likewise, the main peaceful opposition grouping within Syria -- the National Coordinating Committee -- has fallen out with the SNC over the latter's increasingly belligerent role as a mouthpiece of foreign powers.
NCC leader Al-Manna spoke out against the Free Syrian Army recently, saying "the militarisation of the Syrian revolution signifies the death of the internal revolution...We know that the Turkish government is playing an important role in the political decisions of the Free Syrian Army. We don't believe that an armed group can be on Turkish territory and remain independent of Turkish decisions."
So, there is a growing perception, even amongst the Syrian opposition movement itself, that both the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council are working in the interests of foreign powers to prolong a pointless civil war.
Western policy-makers are playing a dangerous game. Short of a NATO attack, their best option for the destabilisation and emasculation of Syria is to ensure that the ceasefire fails and the fighting continues. To this end, they are encouraging their proxy militias to step up their provocations: the purpose of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé's statements about "other measures" still being on the table is to keep the idea of a NATO attack alive in the heads of the rebels so that they continue to fight.
Indeed, many more foreign fighters have been shipped into the country in recent weeks, according to The Washington Post, and these have been launching devastating bomb attacks in Damascus and Aleppo. US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is a protégé of John Negroponte, who organised Contra death squads to destabilise Nicaragua in the 1980s; he will almost certainly have been organising similar groups in Syria during his time there last year and for similar purposes.
Nevertheless, the destabilisation agenda is not going according to plan. The internal opposition in Syria is becoming increasingly frustrated with the way things are progressing, and a clear split is emerging between those based outside the country, happy to see Syria consigned to oblivion in order to please their paymasters and further their careers, and those who actually have to live with the consequences.
The reckless attacks carried out by the armed militias are increasingly alienating even those who once had some sympathy for them, especially as their foreign membership and direction is being exposed ever more clearly. Having been proven unable to win and hold territory, these militias are turning to hit- and-run guerrilla tactics. But the guerrilla, as Mao put it, is like a fish that can only survive in a sea of popular support. And that sea is rapidly drying up...
So they needed "a turning point" in the conflict: the Houla Massacre, May 25, 2012
Damascus says a preliminary investigation showed armed groups carried out the Houla massacre. Earlier the government forces were blamed for the slaughter, which claimed lives of more than a hundred innocent citizens, including 32 children.The U.N. Security Council initially attempted to obediently blame Syrian forces for artillery and tank shelling of residential areas.
The Syrian government report says that up to 800 rebel fighters were involved in mass killing in Houla, a cluster of villages in Syria’s western Homs province, on May 25.US representative in the United Nations Susan Rice has called Syria’s preliminary report on the Houla massacre “a blatant lie”. The massacre, which became one the deadliest single events since the beginning of uprisings in March 2011, has triggered a worldwide reaction with Western countries accusing the Assad regime of being behind the bloodshed. At the same time, the UN suspects fighters known as "shabiha'' acting on behalf of Assad’s forces, stormed the villages, killing people. Meanwhile, some countries, like France, push for military involvement to Syria, saying “Homs today is Benghazi yesterday." US said there is possibility that the Security Council members may consider acting outside the UN if the council does not take swift action to resolve the conflict.
One would think after this scenario was repeated hundreds of times in Libya and now dozens upon dozens of times in Syria, some thinking person in the west would buy a clue that it's certainly no coincidence. It is also quite reminiscent of the so-called "Racak Massacre" when Serbian forces were blamed for killings of civilians (armed Albanian terrorists) and then later it was proven to be yet another giant hoax to give NATO an excuse to attack Yugoslavia. Blaming the Assad government immediately for these massacres allows the true killers to get away with their crimes, and opens the door for more of the same.