What was the success-rate of the April 14th missiles against Syria?

What was the success-rate of the April 14th missiles against Syria?

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by Eric Zuesse

Photo allegedly showing Syrian air defenses downing allied missiles over Damascus

The U.S. and Russia provide diametrically opposite accounts of the percentages of U.S.-and-allied missiles that hit their targets in Syria on the night of April 13th-14th.

On the 14th, Russia’s military said that 71 of the 103 U.S.-and-allied missiles were shot down by Syria. But on this very same day, the U.S. announced that 105 missiles had been launched and “none intercepted.” So: Was the U.S. side’s success-rate 100%, as America claimed; or, instead, 31%, as Russia claimed? This difference is, obviously, huge.

During the subsequent days, U.S.-and-allied media celebrated their side’s alleged victory; for example, on April 22nd, USA Today bannered “105 to 0: Why Syria’s air defenses failed to intercept a single incoming missile”, and reported that:

U.S., French and British forces launched 105 missiles from aircraft and ships at three chemical weapons…

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Work begins in Spain to exhume bodies of victims from Spanish Civil War | Olive Press News Spain

WORK BEGINS IN SPAIN TO EXHUME BODIES OF VICTIMS FROM SPANISH CIVIL WARExperts arrived on Monday at the Valley of the Fallen which holds the remains of over 30,000 people from both sides of the civil warBy Elisa Menendez – 24 Apr, 2018 @ 16:020

WORK has begun to exhume the bodies of victims from the Spanish Civil War.Experts arrived on Monday at the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos) – a vast mausoleum outside of Madrid, where the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco were buried some 40 years ago.It comes after a six year legal battle was launched by relatives of four victims, from both sides of the war, in a bid to give them a dignified burial with a ceremony.Some 500,000 soldiers and civilians were killed during the brutal war, which still haunts Spain almost 80 years later. Their bodies were scattered across Spain in mass graves, without the families’ consent or knowledge.In March 2016 a court finally granted permission but since starting work this week, experts have expressed concerns about exhuming the bodies as they have not been well preserved or separated.Built under Franco’s regime between 1940 to 1958, the Valley of the Fallen holds the remains of over 30,000 people from both sides of the civil war.The mausoleum was partly built by Republican political prisoners.It has faced huge criticism as it is the only remaining monument dedicated to a fascist leader in Europe.

Source: Work begins in Spain to exhume bodies of victims from Spanish Civil War | Olive Press News Spain

MURDER FILES: LITTLE MISS NOBODY

MURDER FILES: LITTLE MISS NOBODY

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MURDER FILES

LITTLE MISS NOBODY

In 1989 builders unearthed the skeletal remains in a garden in Cardiff, and so began five months of intensive detective work and groundbreaking tests that revolutionised the way forensics were used in murder cases.  Just who was ‘Little Miss Nobody’?


CARDIFF, 7th DECEMBER 1989

Builders working at 29 Fitzhamond Embankment, Cardiff, were excavating the back garden when they unearthed a roll of carpet.  It was around 6ft in length and bound with electrical flex, and although rotten in places it was well preserved on the whole.  When they began to unravel the carpet they discovered bones and the police were immediately called.

When police arrived and opened up more of the carpet they discovered the decaying bones of a skeleton and a black bag which looked like it contained a head.

With no idea who it was, when they were buried or why, it would…

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Diagnosing the West with Sadistic Personality Disorder (SPD)

Diagnosing the West with Sadistic Personality Disorder (SPD)

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by Andre Vltchek

torturing Vietnamese patriots by French colonialists

The Empire Is Obsessed with Perverse Types Of Punishment

Western culture is clearly obsessed with rules, guilt, submissiveness and punishment.

By now it is clear that the West is the least free society on Earth. In North America and Europe, almost everyone is under constant scrutiny: people are spied on, observed, their personal information is being continually extracted, and the surveillance cameras are used indiscriminately.

Life is synchronized and managed. There are hardly any surprises.

One can sleep with whomever he or she wishes (as long as it is done within the ‘allowed protocol’). Homosexuality and bisexuality are allowed. But that is about all; that is how far ‘freedom’ usually stretches.

Rebellion is not only discouraged, it is fought against, brutally. For the tiniest misdemeanors or errors, people end up behind bars. As a result, the U.S. has more prisoners per…

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“When Israelis murder Palestinians, it’s a tragedy — for Israelis.”

“When Israelis murder Palestinians, it’s a tragedy — for Israelis.”

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by Richard Hugus

Since the start of the latest massacre in Gaza — the killing with live fire of almost 40 and wounding of almost 3,000 unarmed Palestinian protestors during the March of Return — propaganda in service of Israel has been mobilized to cover up the blatant crime. Three days after the March began, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston issued an unbelievably twisted statement on the attacks. What follows is their statement n blockquotes, with comments inserted in plain text:

Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on Events Along Gaza Border

April 2, 2018

We see the events along the Gaza-Israel border this weekend as the continuation of one of the great tragedies of our time.”

This implies that Gaza is a sovereign country bordering Israel, not the prison for Palestinian refugees that Israel established decades ago in the south of Palestine.

“This is a situation where…

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Body of missing Austrian expat found in Spain’s Andalucia | Olive Press News Spain

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 SIGN IN / JOIN Olive Press News SpainHOMEANDALUCIAOTHER NEWSPROPERTYBUSINESSNATIONALSPORTBLOGSADVERTISECONTACTHome Andalucia Body of missing Austrian expat found in Spain’s AndaluciaANDALUCIALEADOTHER NEWSBODY OF MISSING AUSTRIAN EXPAT FOUND IN SPAIN’S ANDALUCIAAfterClaudia Hiebler was reported missing by friends on Thursday April 19, her body was found by officials in La Linea yesterdayBy Elisa Menendez – 25 Apr, 2018 @ 13:140 EXPAT: Claudia Hiebler

THE body of a missing Austrian expat has been found in Cadiz.Claudia Hiebler was reported missing by friends on Thursday April 19.Her body was found by officials yesterday near the hotel where she was staying in Alcaidesa.The 61-year-old lived in Benidorm but had travelled to La Linea for a few days.Friends of the Alicante-based expat said they had last spoken to her on Tuesday April 17 around midday but since then her phone had been turned off.Authorities are currently waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.Reportedly the body has shown no signs of foul play.The investigation continues.

Source: Body of missing Austrian expat found in Spain’s Andalucia | Olive Press News Spain

down from Benidorm for a few days rest to the safest place in Europe, missing found dead, foul play? safe as houses costa del Sol.