US/UK Syrian Airstrike Stalled, Ryan Retires, Economic Update

By Greg Hunter’s (WNW 330 4.13.18)

Not many people anywhere actually believe the chemical weapon attack was done by the Assad regime in Syria, but some do. The timing is extremely suspect when on one week, you hear President Trump say he wants to leave Syria, and the next week, there is a gas attack.  Why would Assad want the U.S. to stay?  The UK has given the green light for an attack, while Russia is warning of a counter attack if Syrian or Russian troops are fired upon.  At the moment, it looks like an attack has been stalled.  Hopefully, everyone will figure out a way to save face without starting a wider conflict.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has announced he will not run for re-election in November.  Many in the GOP want him to step down now and not wait until his term ends early next year.  Ryan is only 48 years old and is number 3 in line to succeed the President if both the President and Vice President cannot fulfill their terms.  Ryan says he’s not running because he wants to to spend more time with the family.

The economy is sending out mixed signals. The stock market is at near all-time highs, the unemployment rate is near record lows and shipping is tight because of the good economy.  On the other hand, bankruptcies are up and earnings for workers are down.  Are things good or bad?  It looks like the answer is both, depending on what you do and where you live.

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  1. Maria das Santos

    Thanks Mr Hunter.
    Here in the UK our Prime Minister,Mrs May,is facing local elections on 3rd May 2018.If this is a disaster for her then she must face her 1922 committee who are the rats who run the Conservative Party,who are just Commies with Oxbridge voices.The corruption of our politics and beyond is endemic and deep controlled by the paedophile mafia.This government is hell bent in sending the troops to die for the glory of Mrs May and its a price she is willing to bear!
    Our economy still sucks for the average “deplorable”here in the UK and certainly the anger in populace is bubbling nicely,so nicely that tours of wealthy areas on buses are now being touted to see where oligarchs live and their business discussed.The organisers hide behind “open interest”but the slant is deep resentment and a masking of the real oiks.
    We “deplorables”can only hope that Mr Trump really does drain the swamp and soon,many are suggesting otherwise.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Maria for your comment and dedication to USAW!!

    • Paul ...

      You know … when the actions of governments can get “the entire world” into a nuclear war … all citizens of the world have the duty to write and call not only their own government officials … but the government officials of all foreign governments who want to start a war … and protest their crazy actions!!! … so not only should Maria be writing and calling the Prime Minister of England … but all us Americans should also be doing so … the world is now too small and the weapons too big … not to protest the crazy actions of all foreign governments hell bent on leading the world to nuclear war!!!

      • Paul ...

        World public opinion can be a powerful force to keep the crazies of the world in control … we must do it … because it matters not whether we are nuked because of the actions of our own government … or the actions of some other government … the result will be the same … our children’s bones will burn and smoke to ash no matter which government presses the red button! … we must call them all … and give them all Hell … before their crazy actions incinerate our precious children … and destroy this beautiful planet given to us by God the Father (and which these crazies don’t have the right to destroy)!!

      • Jodyp

        Watching Trump announcing air strikes. Ok, Paul, I’ll scream with you now.

        • Jodyp

          We police the world while OUR criminals roam free. Go figure.

        • Paul ...

          Jodyp … If Russia has “irrefutable evidence” that the UK did the gas attack in Syria … then perhaps the heavy bombers Russia is bringing into Iran will be used to do “a surgical strike” on UK bases in Syria (using the argument the US is now using) to put an end to the “chemical using terrorists” in Syria?? …

          • Paul ...

            Seems big headed warmongers in the US and UK learned nothing from Napoleon and Hitler … as the West led by the US and UK seem determined to push Russian into a war … history shows a threatened Russia will defend itself “at all cost” … lets see how the stock, oil and gold markets react on Monday if Putin uses those heavy bombers (based upon irrefutable evidence) that “UK terrorist bases” are using chemical weapons against the Syrian people and must be annihilated the same way Trump does it!!

            • Alex

              It will not happen. Russia does not act this way. Yet.

        • Clay Face Klingon

          Altogether now!

      • Collateral Damage

        I just finished reading all the comments here today and then I went back to listen to your audio again Greg.

        Maybe it is just a coincidence, but I had completely forgotten that today was Friday the Thirteenth, until I listened to your intro for the Weekly News Wrap Up.


  2. Francise Marion Lives!

    The Trumpster is still the Swamp Fox and still our Robin Hood!
    The Revolution Continues!

    • Arthur Barnes

      Agree, he is the man!

    • Golden Boy

      Fran, do you know Leslie Nielson was Canadian? A Canadian is a North American still loyal to the Crown!

      • Golden Boy

        Fran, do you know Leslie Nielson was Canadian? A Canadian is a North American still loyal to the Crown!

        • Rhonda Raymond Noodle

          Goldie, Just shows you how good an actor Leslie was!

      • Marshall Caven Cash

        Golden Boy;
        “Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World.”

        • Marshall Caven Cash

          Win Churchill —Mansion House, London, 4 September 1941, at a luncheon in honour of Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada.

  3. Francise Marion Lives!


  4. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter: Thank you for putting it all together. It’s been exhausting trying to keep up with events this week. Have a good weekend!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you William. I struggled with this and changed it about 2 minutes before I went on and recorded it.

  5. Paul ...

    We have a bunch of “bi-polar” neocons running around the world with weapons of mass destruction … why is it these “mentally ill” people are allowed to be carrying around weapons? … when their left hand does not know what their right hand is doing? … we have the neocon left imposing “economic sanctions” on Russia … and the neocon right trying to start a war with Russia (that is boosting the oil price and eliminating the effect of economic sanctions) … so the “crazy neocons” are taking money away from Russia with their left hand and giving money to Russia with their right hand … now isn’t it these same neocons who want to take away guns from crazy people? … Why are they any exception??? …

    • Paul ...

      Why is it that people with “brain tumors” (like Hillary and McCain supported with Deep State money to win elections) are the ones always chosen to run America’s foreign policy? … doesn’t it seem a bit weird to the zombiefied American public that Hillary has a “gig-ill”ing outburst over Libya’s President being murdered (hee, hee, hee)??? … and McCain doing a “gig-ill”ing song and dance gig on stage (bomb, bomb, bomb Iran) … these people are on chemotherapy (that fogs the brain) … and “they are allowed” to arm and support terrorists like ISIS from Benghazi … and smile, dance and take photos with the loony tune terrorist leaders who to go around chopping off Christian heads?? … then we have “coo coo bird” Meuller (who’s brain was likely severely radiated when he transported that uranium to the Russians) now violating Trump’s Lawyer -Client privilege in order to dig up possible “illegal wire transfers” Trump may have made when moving money around to build his Hotels and Casinos?? … so we are going to allow another “coo coo bird” to determine American policy by doing a “coup d’etat” (to impeach and remove our legally voted in President)?? … lets take powerful positions and lethal weapons out of the hands of “crazy people” … Trump has to lock up Hillary, McCain and all the rest of the crazy pedophiles in powerful positions in Washington and he has to fire Meuller the way he fired “crazy”Comey who knew Hillary committed treason but said “I’m not going to prosecute her” … will there be Hell to pay (the way Gina says if Trump removes Meuller??) … does Gina’s opinion matter that much? … Gina is simply an example of a “trans-sexual mutant” the Deep State created to make women “unattractive to men” so as to depopulate the world in accordance with their “crazy idea” called Agenda 21…. so that the only thing left on this once lush “garden of Eden” planet is snakes … “crazy snakes” just like Satan (the deceiver of mankind, the God of War and the butcher of children)!!

      • Frederick

        Scary isn’t it Pauli

    • Chip

      And here’s one of Trump’s reasons for attacking Syria…

      “In 2013, President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons.””

      NO PRESIDENT TRUMP, in 2014 Obama and Kerry (and others) assured the world that they had gotten rid of 100% of Syria’s chemical weapons!

      Lies, lies, nothing but lies from Washington DC and it matters not who’s mouth is moving. Our government is as corrupt as they come and does not represent the citizens of the United States… Chip

  6. Chip2

    It seems like Trump hit a hard limit with the Deep Staters and now they’re putting the screws to him, making him do their bidding, after all. They want war with Russia and Iran, and nothing less. Their tactics for gaining compliance must be extraordinary. It may even come in a way where Trump doesn’t think they’re forcing him, but he supposes he’s acting logicallly. And who knows what levels of coercion they might employ. They’ve had psychotronic weapons for 40 years, already. It’s maybe a matter of where the fleshly faculties end and the human spirit begins. I’m sure they can skew things greatly to their advantage, rendering someone nearly a meat machine.

  7. Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

    Agreed…something is very fishy about Ryan stepping down and the line…”I need to spend more time with my family”.

    As you point out… 150 days of work away from home annually…leaving lets see, ummm
    215 days not in Wahington! Plus only 48 years old and at the height of his career…3rd in line as POTUS hmmm!

    Add to this his totally dodgy behaviour leading up to the ”Tweeter in Chief’s” election and this all looks decidedly odd.

    It could well be genuine, but just me, I find all of this a tad difficult to swallow!

    • Paul ...

      Col … he probably found his name on the pedophile indictment list and made a deal with Trump to leave office in return for being removed from the list!!

      • Silence is Golden

        As Greg pointed out…”the list” of Resignations/Retirements is growing.

    • Jodyp

      Sure, it smells. This guy can’t be gone soon enough. Even swamps have deep ponds to snag the next fish from, though.

  8. Justn Observer

    Greg….. Sure hope everyone watch this before letting missiles fly…since they have been practicing….fake chem drills shown here for some time now. Also predicted is a rabies vector being unleashed…and possibly some of the new ”’illegal border crossers might be ‘bio’ carriers sent into the U.S.

  9. Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

    Yet more completely incoherent nonsense from the Tweeter in Chief…

    “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”
    10:15 PM – Apr 12, 2018

    Unbelievable delusion!

    • freebrezer

      Colon – or very simple: From Sun Zhu – Keep your enemy guessing! … Sometimes you have to play the fool …to make the fool believe they are fooling the fool!

      • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

        I take your point, but from where I am standing Trump is not just “playing the fool”…he looks very much like the real deal to me.
        Best regards

        • Greg Hunter

          You really have no idea what is going on in America. You cannot get it listening to you your propaganda lefty media or RT or the MSM. Trump has done fantastic considering the enemies he faces that want to keep everything the same and “We the People” screwed. A socialist/Marxist nation like your country just goes along quietly with the mind control and entrainment. Heaven forbid that anyone fight socialism/Marxism and mono thinking. Hey man, what have you done today to stop the Bank of New Zealand from printing money out of thin air??????? Get on that man!!!!

      • Silence is Golden

        Nice quote.

    • Silence is Golden

      Do you ever get the impression with Trump…that its HIS way …or the highway?
      He strikes me as one who exhibits habits of an Autocratic leader, who has deep insecurities and lives in an alternative reality evidenced with his “switching” and nonsensical behaviour …alsmost akin to being bipolar.

      • Greg Hunter

        Your fearless (corrupt) leader (Teresa May) lied about a chemical attack in your country and in Syria. She screwed you all Brits on Brexit, and refuses to address the Sharia Law/no go zone problem. I’d rather have Trump any day. You should be commenting on a UK site and bitching your head off about the plunging economy and culture in the UK, but I think you would be arrested for criticizing your own crappy leaders and government wouldn’t you????? Trump has done an amazing job considering the depth of the deep state crime and treason in America. Trump is trying to clean it up, and you in the UK seem to have simply given up. Again, no criticism for your own corrupt government that cheated and still could not “remain” in the communist totalitarian EU. Hey man, good luck welcoming and paying for another few million Muslims to Britain. You should buy a prayer rug now.

        • This sceptred Isle

          Greg, at least the UK has an opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who has questioned the idea that Russia and Assad are to blame for everything and that dropping bombs on foreign countries is the answer to everything. (This is Greg Hunter and I am stopping it right here. Still not a negative work about your beloved UK. Then you put forth the Marxist/Communist/anti-Semitic Jeremy Corbyn as some sort of here???????????? Here’s some more on “Jery” The only negative comments you have is for you version of Republicans. Never would you say anything about you beloved Labor Party which have turned into Communist/Marxists and the party of the New World Oder just like America’s Democrats/communist/Marxists. You bare a biased progressive one-sided weasel. You are a atheist ? Correct?)

          • This sceptred Isle

            Greg, what do you have against weasels? All I desire is for all of God’s creatures to live in harmony – although you will probably interpret that as Communist doctrine.

            • Greg Hunter

              If you are backing Jeremy Corybyn, then, the answer is yes. I asked if you are an atheist? What is the answer?

              • This sceptred Isle

                I know that you are trying to put me in the Communist/Atheist category.
                I have always believed that our physical reality has a spiritual underpinning.

                • Greg Hunter

                  Do you believe in Christ and God the Father? Yes or NO. It is that simple. I know people who believe in Buddha but that does not make them the same as a follower of Christ. Yes or NO.

                  If you are supporting Corbyn the communist/ Marxist question is answered.


                  • This sceptred Isle

                    I was bought up Church of England but became disillusioned with organised religion. I then became involved with the New Age movement
                    as I felt that I needed healing.
                    I then became disillusioned with that as they were making a lot of money out of it and I realised there is something more sinister behind it. So I am still searching for answers. I hope Jesus existed for the quotes attributed to him seem very wise and loving.

                  • Greg Hunter

                    It is a proven scientific fact that Christ is real, and he did what the Bible said he did. Check out the “Case for Christ” which was written by Lee Strobel, an atheist (at the time of writing). You are lost and blind, and this is what is wrong with your life. I am not being a smart a$$ either, but genuine in what I am telling you. By the way there is also a move version you can rent and it’s pretty good too.

                  • This sceptred Isle

                    I remember reading that book many years ago. I realise that you have the best of intentions and are trying to save souls. At this stage I am still searching for answers.
                    I will keep an eye out for the movie.

                  • Greg Hunter

                    If Christ is not your answer you will remain lost and blind. He is real. All the Best to you.

        • sk

          Greg, that’s like saying “Britain and May are up to their eyeballs in muck, and we, in the US, are only up to our knees in the muck. But…it’s still MUCK! And Syrian innocents are going to die because of the muck.

        • This sceptred Isle

          Greg, here is something from the UK
          Expert cut off for saying the truth.

          • Greg Hunter

            That’s the spirit!!!!!

  10. David

    A few days before the “gas” attack, Trump declared that he was getting out of Syria. Why would Syria or Russia do anything to prompt an almost certain U.S. reaction or an about-face? Conversely, the Assad opposition forces have every reason to do anything to keep the U.S. engaged. The claims are suspicious.

    As we have seen with ISIS, the Taliban, and others, these groups understand the power of the press. Communications today enable them to blast out a story to a waiting press eager for headlines. A war zone makes it difficult to immediately validate claims; thus, they temporarily control the narrative.

    Unfortunately, Trump made a bold claim about an upcoming attack before all the analysis was completed. Alea iacta est (the die is cast). How will Trump handle this? I’m standing by patiently for the next POTUS tweet… wondering how he’s going to cleverly put the genie back into the bottle.

    And please, someone put the dog leash back on John “war-drums” Bolton before we carelessly stumble into another war that we cannot afford. Uncle Sam has a 21 trillion debt-noose around his neck… we can’t even afford food for a good-old-fashioned food fight.

    • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

      Great Post
      You said… “thus, they temporarily control the narrative”

      They sure do, and even the likes of Sky help them in the misinformation! If you stray from the prearranged narrative and onto the truth they will cut you off!


      • Silence is Golden

        Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!
        The Truth is embarassing…and it hurts.
        Reminds me of Peter Shiff not being invited back onto CNN or any of the other MSM goon shows.

    • Donald

      “Why would Syria or Russia do anything to prompt an almost certain U.S. reaction or an about-face?”

      Russia has no interest in a gas attack. But Iran does. By eliminating this pocket of resistance near Damascus, they can free up assets for positioning against Israel. It is as simple as that….

    • Sticks & Stones Fred Flintstone

      “Hopefully, everyone will figure out a way to save face without starting a wider conflict.” Greg Hunter
      From WNW wrap-up above.
      Greg and David, does it look like the Trumpster dodges a bullet once again?
      Looks like to me he’s gonna come out clean once again. Hopefully all sides can tackle this problem now with cooler heads and nobody will get hurt. At least till the big Kahuna, we all knows comin!

  11. Jerry

    Make no mistake, this is what Syria is about.

    Russia is the worlds largest producer of oil. Not the United States. The United States is currently in a trade war not only with China but with Russia to. The recent sanctions have hurt Russian bussinesses .
    We are about to find whether the military threats are a pump fake for a deep state takedown, or a prelude to WWIII.

    Biblically speaking, global forces gathering in the middle east for world war is setting the stage for celestial intervention. The luciferians will not have their way.

    • Jerry

      I’m going to stand by my last post. This attack is not about chemical weapons, it’s about the deep states fear of loosing the reserv currency status of the petrodollar.

      If China and Russia needed a reason to launch its gold backed exchange system they now have one. Come Monday there will be retaliation in the form of u.s. treasury selloffs. Watch where the markets go from here. As to president Trumps reason? I’ll that discussion up to you.

      • JC Davis

        Jerry this morning the radio said Art Bell died at 72. Then the news about the attack. I thought they will all sell now for sure. I look for a computer attack also.

      • Jerry

        Just in case you missed it, this was the prelude to the launch of the petroyuan in March .

        I can’t confirm the real reason for the attack in Syria but it is looking more and more like a message being sent to the BRICS alliance to back off of launching a new global reserve currency or face WW III. I know I will piss a lot of Trump supporters off, but I can’t buy launching an attack into a foriegn country as some part of a master plan to take down the deep state. How does that help?
        What has changed? If anything it has opened the door for retaliation .

      • Mr. Byrd

        I think you are essentially correct here. However, two things you should consider. (i) the selling off of US treasuries will–short term, anyway–mean very little. And this is because the US (and its front groups) will simply buy them up with newly created dollars. (This will, of course, have devastating inflationary effects down the road.) More seriously, (ii) you should carefully consider who the ‘deep state’ is. I would suggest that the deep state consists of the same group (s) who created Bolshevism, who pushed the US into two world wars (and are trying to push us into a third), who resurrected a heretical religious doctrine know as ‘dispensationalism’, who routinely spy on the US, and who drain national treasure through their threats and blackmail. These, I suggest, are the true Luciferians. And yes, there day will come at the hands of the Lord.

      • Charles H

        Agreed. It is ALL about pushing the worthless Dollar as far as it can be pushed. No scammer ever owned up to his lie.

  12. Russ McMeans

    Greg; Interesting you brought Paul Ryan retiring early. Something is up. Maybe he got an offer to work for a Chinese lobby firm for better pay? I have zero idea but we will find out in time. ( maybe a young ‘boyfriend ‘ ? ) just speculation here. Anyway, on much bigger matters; our debt loads and war are the 2 big elephants in the national room. Oh I forgot, plus their hatred for Trump coming from both parties and media. This is all a recipe for evil times ahead. Sorry but it’s true. Get your house and faith in order folks!

  13. Russ McMeans

    BOA new policy will backfire. Plenty of smaller banks will be glad to do business with gun companies. Big mistake! Glad I left you guys too! Bye!

  14. Mike from the north

    It is my hope that my neighbours to the south both left and right stand up TOGETHER and take back their country from the Globalists who have spent decades destroying it from within.

    The tide has turned but the effort is far from complete.

    The Central Banking system in my opinion is the weapon of war used by some to destroy the spirit of the individual.

    We all must stand tall and do what we can to remove the power of the elites and learn that each of us is the captain of our ship.

    The America Proud and Free will re-emerge that I choose to believe.

    It all starts with a decision from each of us to stand besides those that put their lives on the line to work against those trying to destroy the spirit of the individual.

    Deep in the heart of each person in America is the soul of the people that can Make America Great Again..

    Not by brute force the tool of the Neocons but the brute force of the spirit within all of my neighbours to the South.

    May God guide you all.

    Your Canadian neighbour who sees America for what it can be.

  15. Russ McMeans

    I’m opposed to ANY meddling in Syria. Period. But it’s obvious that if Iran wants to use that country as a launching pad to attack Israel…. well then I’m going to side with whatever John Bolton decides should be done.
    Payback’s a bitch Assad. You were pretty nice to Israel, but thanks to you and every damn country meddling around in your country-including the USA, you opened the door to a very bad ending, and not just for you. In time WWIII will be fought here. You got played by the dark side!

    • Arthur Barnes

      Russ, very astute! Yea, Iran is about to get her ass kicked, Israel will not stand for Iran to launch from Syria, notice how you can’t get any information about the recent strike inside Syria by Israel, probably hit a Iranian target. Iran will soon see the wrath of the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. As to Damascus, Isaiah pretty much said it all many years ago. We march on to the end times!

  16. Roger D

    An elected leader of the sovereign nation of Syria invites a super-power to defend it’s soil. Syria has not harmed one home on US soil. Yet the US is ready to invade Syria, murdering maiming and displacing millions of innocent people. Where is the outrage?

    That is how lost Americans are. And they call themselves ‘Christians’….

    • This sceptred Isle

      Of course America has to defend Israeli interests. Zionists fought a terrorist campaign against the British to set up their state. So be it but don’t ask us to defend it.

      • David

        TSI: You could say the same about colonialist, at least from the perspective of King George III. The United States continues to support Israel because it’s the only true, functioning democracy in the region. And everyone else is out to snuff-out that democracy.

        • This sceptred Isle

          So-called democracies have caused the most destruction in the 21st century!
          Exactly, they are a bunch of European colonists. Thanks for making that comparison.
          Whataboutery doesn’t change anything. We should all be held accountable for our wrongdoings: The British massacred the Zulus, the Americans the native Americans, the communists the Christians, the Nazis the Jews and yes even Israel should be judged!

          • This sceptred Isle

            being a democracy is not a free pass to engage in illegal wars and genocide.

            • David

              Understood. I hope you’re able find an island to live on.

              • This sceptred Isle

                Britain is an island!

            • freebrezer

              TSI … you imply that others are not, like China – all saints? or how about Khmer rouge – saints again? or Cuba – Castro and crew – an Island of saints? I am sure you purposely forgot about uncle Joe (Stalin)? Or how about the million so dead in the Tutsi vs. Hutu (Rwandan Genocide) … is this just a small misunderstanding? …. Please! stop with the hyperbole? If you want to bring up brutality – how about when the muslim’s conquered Christian Constantinople – they beheaded over 80,000 men and boys (and old women who could not perform) … not a single male was given reprieve if caught! It took them three days of murdering! And joy to the young Christian gals that got to be sex slaves to the Muslim invaders!! And do not forget about the Armenian Genocide!!! Again – Please!

              • Greg Hunter

                Amen “Free”

          • Rhonda Raymond Noodle

            TSI, The British fought the Native Americans too don’t forget. They promised the Indians (Chief Pontiac) the Michigan territory in an allegiance to drive out the new American former English colonist’s, during the war of 1812. Unfortunately for them the Indians, were double crossed after their victory against the fighting Kentuckians at the Raisin River (now Monroe, Mich.) after the British abandoned them fleeing to Canada’s Fort Maldan (Amherstburg Ont.)
            Coincidently, Monroe became the home of George Custer, the celebrated Civil War hero and Indian fighter of Custer’s Last Stand fame.

            So TSI, Not Everybody Wanted To Fight.
            Especially Charlie Drake ~
            Please Mr. Custer!

      • Robert Lykens

        Why shouldn’t America defend Israel? A large majority of Americans SUPPORTS military and financial support for Israel.
        Besides, God promises blessing for the supporters of His Chosen People. You might not believe in God, you might not support Israel, but Americans do.
        I say MORE American money and MORE American military support for Israel!

        • Paul ...

          Let’s make Israel the 51st State … then make Yemen the 52nd (we need the oil) … and Afghanistan the 53rd (we need the rare earth’s and heroin) … and etc. … etc. … etc. until the entire world is ruled by the crooks in Washington (the Capital of a One World Government) … which will end the Military Industrial Complex and put an End War Forever as there will be no Nations left to fight!! … all the neocons can bury their hatchets … we can dismantle all the nuclear missiles and put all our Military Chiefs onto farms growing food … but damn California will probably secede from the Union … and the neocons will have a new enemy to aim nuclear missiles at!!

        • This sceptred Isle

          You seem like an educated and intelligent person. Perhaps then you have been brainwashed. I am sure that unconditional support is a very dangerous game to play. (Robert, This is Greg Hunter. Don’t fall for this lefty drivel. If you don’t agree with TSI you must be “brainwashed”??? Total crap argument of a true Marxist. Britain took everyone’s guns. Now, they are taking sharp objects. Hey, how about stopping importing all the “Peaceful Muslims”??? Not a peep about that from the PC, NWO Marxist TSI wanting his country broken down by the likes of Soros and his “Open Society.” This is how these weasels try to win arguments. If you don’t agree with their BS superior intellect” you must be less smart than they are. I call BS on that. Please go comment on a UK centric site. Your country needs you to help fix it, and hey, use your real name. It will mean more.)

          • This sceptred Isle

            Allow me to extend my apologies to Robert. He is one of my favourite commentators.

        • Roger D

          So Mr. Lykens, you say might makes right. And majority makes right. And you believe Americans will actually receive blessings from God for last night’s bombing of Syria, a sovereign foreign nation that has not hurt one home in America. Thank you for making my case that we Americans are truly lost in the eyes of God.

          And I’m sorry but Galatians 3 clearly and emphatically explains that the promise to Abraham was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, not in bombing Syria.

          • Greg Hunter

            Roger D,
            Please keep in mind the Russians promised to remove chemical weapons from Assad in 2013 and they did NOT do it. There is much more to this than meets the eye.

            • Beverly

              Even though Russia said they would make sure Syria got rid of their chemical weapons, think about it for a bit. America is armed to the T, but we are telling other countries that they can’t defend themselves. What right does the U.S. have to be telling other countries what to do and what not to do with their military might? We don’t seem very interested in trying to get Russia to disarm. We don’t seem interested in disarming ourselves. We can’t expect these smaller countries of the world to just give in to everything we have to say. You can’t blame Syria really, for wanting some other big power to help them defend themselves. And, for some reason they felt more comfortable asking Russia to do that than they did in asking the U.S. We can’t judge Syria for everything that goes on in their country.

              • Greg Hunter

                It was a deal that was agreed upon and the Russians double cross the Obama Administration and NEVER DID IT. Again, IT WAS A DEAL AGREED UPON BY RUSSIA AND THEY CHEATED.

        • Frederick

          Hey Lykens Since you love Israel so much why not donate directed and maybe enlist in their group of girls they call an army ? You’d fit right in

        • William Stanley

          Robert: I’m sure many will disagree, however America and Israel are not coterminous or joined at the hip. America has distinctly different interests from Israel as does America with every other nation, including the UK.
          Americans may someday soon have to actually choose between America and Israel. You’ve made it clear how you would choose. You put America second. Just for the record, I put America first.

  17. Ed Burns

    Thanks a lot Greg. I think Mannarino is right (per usual!). Syria seems to be a distraction (again). Really a yawn. I will say Trump could tone down the tweeting when it comes to war maneuvers. It is confusing. I take solace in the fact that so many media members have been reduced to reporting on trump’s tweets. That gives me a little happiness.

    It’s been a decade since 08. That said, it still seems to be relatively smooth sailing until perhaps the midterms. Actually kinda slow news wise recently it feels like, especially if you fairly safely assume syria blows over and the world doesn’t blow up.

    You’ll likely see Drudge talking Comey today.

    I knew Comey was on the board of HSBC. Supposedly in the interest of ferreting out money laundering.

    Perhaps more suspicious, is Comey getting $ 6 million dollars in ONE year, from Lockheed Martin???? While FBI director! Talk about public service!!!

    Mueller is quietly a multi millionaire as well.

    The whole bs with Comey’s “friend” aka Columbia law professor/ lawyer, is suspect.

    One of Trump’s biggest mistakes was not firing Comey, grandstanding, corrupt Comey on day one. Getting $6 mill in a year from a 90% taxpayer funded defense contractor is prima facie evidence of corruption.

    Comparing donald trump to the mob is, in my opinion, divisive and obscene. It’s totally uncredible to half the country, and to the people who already hate trump, it validated their world view. A mob boss. Come on. Does nothing but further divide. Being out in the general uninformed public, this kind of stuff sticks! When you’re working 50+ hours a week and just watch the Colbert Report and read the NyTimes, I understand how the public can be easily manipulated.

    I can interpret the same facts Comey outlines, and just think that Trump is wondering if this guy is a deep stater or not. A higher loyalty. Gimme, a, effing, break! Comey is loyal to himself. And money. Comey is also clearly loyal to the deep state that has rewarded him handsomely.

    One can pray that somehow Comey sees a jail cell or at least has some of his millions confiscated and returned to the taxpayers. I’d love to learn more about Comey’s relationship with Lockheed. Zero chance any mainstream journalist investigates comey. Except for maybe fox news or breitbart. Really hasn’t been enough digging.

    I’m sure New York, DC, and California out of touch libs will fall over themselves to pay $30/ copy for Comey’s stupid book. I’d sooner light $30 on fire than buy such trash. I treat this book on a level with that stupid idiotic fire and fury. More gossip and biased perspective than reality.

    Even the NyTimes admits “there are little new revelations.” (I do not read the nytimes. Drudge just linked there.) Just a stupid book filled with worthless details to work up liberals who have enough spare cash to burn and can’t wait to read reinforcing crap that says Trump is the devil.

    No word on Rod Rosenstein. He might be worth a look or three. Really. Seems like a weasel but he has managed to avoid scrutint mostly I feel.

    Finally, Mr. Suckerberg, I mean Zuckerberg, and his booster seat (he calls facebook users dumb effers)x I was glad to hear that he may have to waste more time in front of congress.

    I watched his Cruz grilling and he was visibly nervous. Such a hypocrite. Privacy for him, and none for us. I think this has derailed or at least made him reconsider running for president. He has his own professional pollster, and did a 50 states tour with his wife. For no logical explanation other than presidential ambitions.

    Anyway, I have zero faith in congress.

    How embarassing. Begging one of the billionaires for money. This was several members. That’s congress for you. Most members of congress acted like they were subservient to him!

    So, in summary, a whole lot of nothing. As usual. Look for more of the same and nothing to change. I have noticed an under current, not huge, but certainly, certainly noticeable, of people finally waking up about facebook.

    People are tired. Tired of social media. Tired of being connected all the time. It is exhausting. Tired from the rigged economy and divisive politics.

    Othering is easy remotely/online. In reality, I have a lot of friends on the left.

    I’ll end it with this. We need to be ready for when the next crash happens to combat full blown calls for communism. Instead of castigating those on the left, we need to have a positive message. It will be an opportunity to weed out corruption and install more freedom.

    The USA is getting closer daily to the 2 parties breaking up. The democratic party is running almost half with CIA/ military contractor folks. Dems are trotting out more neoliberal nobody status quo types. I’m not afraid of any of these people.

    I’m more afraid of someone who goes further to the left of Bernie Sanders. Frankly, in this environment, I think such a person could easily win. Thankfully, the dems are too stupid and corrupt to figure this out. I literally can’t think of anybody right now who fits this description, but who knows? I guess we have to be thankful both parties are too corrupt/ stupid to figure out how to win in recent years.

    Basically, more of the same. I am reminded of this quote more and more recently as we approach the decade anniversary of the 08 crash;

    “The market can remain irrational, longer than you can remain solvent.”

    I think that sums up the madness of today.

  18. Chip

    Great article by James Rickards outlining the true intentions of Russia and the damage that Putin-Trump cooperation would do to the globalist agenda…

    Must read for Watchdogger’s… Chip

    • Paul ...

      Rickard’s summarizes things nicely : “Simply put, Putin and Trump are the worlds two most powerful nationalist leaders … any rapprochement or cooperation between the two is an existential threat to the evil globalist agenda … and explains the vitriolic, hysterical and unending attacks on both Trump and Putin.” !!

  19. Marshall Caven Cash

    In case you missed it and of course we did. Exactly one month ago to the day!
    Russian claims that US is planning a false-flag chemical weapons attack is a distraction, Pentagon says
    By: Kyle Rempfer March 13
    With all the harping and warning of Assad, that he will have hell to pay if he passes gas. I had the feeling just as you may have had, that their provoking was going to inadvertently instead, provoke some nut cases. Who would not wait on Assad and go ahead and help it along, for their very own nefarious purposes. It sure hasn’t helped Assad, has it. From what I gather it’s starting to look that way to the American people too. You be the judge. By the way Burka sales are going through the roof in Damascus!

  20. Evert Zegelaar

    Washington logic: Syrian people were gassed. Lets bomb them!

    • This sceptred Isle

      I can’t understand why chemical weapons are considered more ‘barbaric’ than regular bombs. Bombs cause horrific injuries on the periphery. Limbs blown off, shrapnel wounds. Logic seems to be Allies are morally superior because they kill and maim civilians with regular weapons. Didn’t America drop atomic bombs on Japan. Roadiation is better than chemicals? Go figure. The allies have been testing atomic bombs on Pacific islands for decades causing radiation damage to the locals. The hypocrisy is outstanding!!!!

      • Paul ...

        Exactly TSI … those who murder our children by strangulation, torture, sexual perversion, a bullet to the head, phosphorous bombs and nukes are absolved of all crime …only if they pour Clorox on them is it a crime … that then needs to be punished by marching Armies with bayonets, canon, mortar, tanks, AK 47’s, cluster bombs, monster “fuel air” bombs and thermonuclear weapons!! … the Great Satan seems to be in control of “all Governments” (not just the US as Iran contends)!!

  21. Arthur Barnes

    Greg, you sure summed up Paul Ryan for sure. Ryan’s departure is telling, maybe he knows that the crap is about to hit the fan, maybe he is on the “indictment” list, maybe there is a unstated law that if you get out of Washington before things come to light you won’t be charged. Never known a 20 year Congressman/Speaker to go home have you? His family reasons are not credible, he flies back and forth each weekend (all at taxpayer expense I might add) and all the holidays & recesses which are long he does so as well, so I am not buying his story. I believe he is getting out of town while the getting is good as the old saying goes. He did all he could to hurt our President, I for one, and happy he is gone; good by slime ball, maybe you and Comey can write a joint book together about how awful our President is and how great your leadership was.

    As to Syria, maybe the genius of the chemical attack was the fact of the timing that doesn’t up. Maybe when Trump said we are getting out of Syria soon that was the green light to go forward by the Syrian President. Who knows, but I tend to agree that Syria is lost to the Russians and the Iranians, sad that there are still 15-25,000 ISIS terrorist in Syria willing to kill Christians, Jews, children, women, men, & babies all for the sake of their religion.

    • freebrezer

      AB – Your first sentence is why … the crap is going to hit the fan and these guys do not want to be connected to it! What slime balls!

    • Uma

      Don’t forget how the US comforts Saudi for every crime they do to n Yemen.
      Thats ok, right?

  22. Tommy

    Ever notice how people who “retire to spend more time with their family” end up in a very short time in some new endeavor that takes them away from their family? People like Ryan who have spent their entire adult life to get to where he got to don’t just chuck it and return to the family farm. Look at McCain, a man who should retire for many reasons and yet he hangs on. No, something doesn’t quite smell right.

  23. Bob C

    One of the best Wrap-ups yet! It’s been a confusing week, but you drew out and came up with the important info, and put it all together brilliantly. Thanks, Greg.

  24. Flattop

    GREG: Paul Ryan
    Most people with his power and authority as speaker would rather die than give up that position. It would seem there is something else involved here. The stock answer, ” I want to spend more time with my family ” is said by everyone when they leave for other reasons.
    What say you??

    • RTW

      You are absolutely correct on all counts. Just look at Pelosi, who has been on life support since she had to give up the gavel, she lives only for the return of those glory days and has probably already written and rehearsed her acceptance speech. The “spending more time with the family” excuse has become synonymous with “the dog ate my homework” plea and is no less as lame.

    • Tad

      It’s Washington: it never smells right.

  25. andyb

    Greg: great post. You know I am getting very tired of the war propaganda, the lying talking heads (as many on Fox as the others), and the overall disinformation campaign. I cringe every time the “seal who killed Bin Laden” comes on for his 2 cents, even as I well know that Bin Laden died of incurable, and fatal Marfan’s Disease in December 2001 while being treated at a US Naval hospital in Dubai. The lies and corruption are now so pervasive as to totally eclipse the truth; if there is such a thing anymore.

    As a good Catholic methinks Ryan is getting out because he knows what’s coming down and he wants to clear his conscience for his part—–“pardon me father, for I have sinned against the American people”. All should be well if he says 2 billion Hail Marys. Contrast with Gowdy, a true ethical patriot who cannot stand the stench anymore. McConnell may be next as he and his wife’s treasonous activities with China are exposed.

  26. Justn Observer


  27. Honest John

    Greg, The fact that we have not launched an overwhelmingly destructive attack against Syria and the Russians is very troubling. Not sure what Bolton is doing right now for the administration, but it is very apparent that he is being ignored and silenced. As far as being afraid of the Russians, we need to nip that one and just let her rip. We can not shy away from a fight with the Russians. Our balls are bigger and we have more hair on them so we need to get after it and put boots on the ground in Syria and we need to launch a first response strike at the Kremlin. Only then can we look ourselves in the mirror and have that confident self assurance that we are in fact the baddest country on the planet. Lets preserve the empire !

    • Greg Hunter

      I am against the attack. I think it was a false flag. We would be killing people for a lie. You understand that “Honest”.

      • Honest John

        Well, I am sure glad Trump is president and not you because the Syrians and the Russians both need to have their asses kicked until it is humped up between their shoulder blades. Next, we need to send Putin an early Christmas nuke present to ensure they understand the true meaning of power and who controls it. Why we took our boot off of the Russians neck I will never know and if they are stupid enough to torpedo one of our boats. USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA ! USA !

        • Collateral Damage


          You are honestly insane.

          Actually, I suspect you don’t really exist and instead you are one of those virtual Bots that have been unleashed as part of a ‘psych op’ on the unsuspecting public in the hopes of swaying public opinion.


        • Arthur Barnes

          Honest John, fear not, the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob is saving Russia for a end time battle in which “they get their asses kicked until its humped between their shoulder blades.” Regards, a b

          • William Stanley

            Arthur: Surely a faithful servant of God could devote a little more effort than you have thus far into convincing us of His message and intentions.

        • William Stanley

          Honestly, John, you can do better than this. Give us some facts and reasoning.

    • Robert Lykens

      Truman carrier strike group headed to Middle East
      (This was four days ago)

  28. iwitness02

    Engaging, as always, Greg. Thank you once again for your dedication to the truth.
    One thing about Trump getting elected: the sun is shinning on DC like never before.
    Names being named, crimes being identified, sealed indictments, early retirements, people being fired/demoted. MSM being exposed as full blown propaganda. Full semi automatic. I love sunshine.

  29. iwitness02

    the sun/Son is shinning on DC like never before.

    • Paul ...

      The light of the Son of God is shining brightly in the “evil eyes” of traitors … not to blind them (they are already blind) … but to fry them in “the oil of Truth” and make them feel some of the everlasting pain that awaits them in Hell (or for as long as it takes for their souls to fade away to nothingness)!!

  30. Daniel Smith

    After Russia and the U.S. decimate each other with nukes China will finish off what is left big mistake China is the real threat!

  31. james

    Good wrap up, hope you are right on some of your predictions.

  32. Scott Weiss

    Remember, if you knock out the GPS satellite system, our defenses and shields drop and chaos will envelope the world. All infrastructure – power, water, transportation (air, land, sea), telecommunications, financial markets, the synchronization of the world, is based on the GPS system(s). Most ground based atomic clocks, the backup discipline of the system, will fall out of lock within days to a week or two and will alarm. I wonder if “the Russians” and the Chinese know how to knock out our GPS satellite system. All of the big countries, the EU, China, Russia and India, all have they own “GPS” systems – some further along than others. Do you think everybody’s strategy is to knock out everybody else’s satellite systems? Does the US have an alternative GPS system, unknown to the public?
    A tremendous amount of our defense R&D funds and in fact the purchase of space based defense and weapons programs have been happening for over 30 years. You never hear about it because the “Deep State” apparatus (who utterly controls the media) does not want you to know about it. Yes, we have a very efficient “Star Wars” system but by now it is almost obsolete. We have much more sophisticated weapons now (space based DEW, microwave, laser, sonic, etc). Wouldn’t you love to know what’s really going on with all these negotiations between the US, Russia and China? I’m reading all over the place that the Russians have actually surpassed the US in the sophistication, effectiveness and maybe number of strategic weapons. Probably. The US has been bogged down in expensive, whittling us down, futile fights in the Middle East for the last 17 years. In this time period the Russians and Chinese have been building up and stocking up. Putin and the Chinese are no dummies (we need to respect our enemies). I wonder what kind of defense alliance they have forged between each other during the last twenty years. I would have to guess the smarter heads in Washington know.
    If I was an enemy or perceived enemy of the United States, the first and foremost thing I would have been doing for the last twenty years would be to develop weapons to cripple and knock out the GPS system as well as the space based weapons systems. War is just not going to pay off anymore if the combatants are the three largest nuclear and strategic weapons purveyors. Maybe the US government knows this or is learning this. Maybe we are going to have to change our debt and war based economy. Either we’re all going to get nuked or peace will prevail because it is just not going to be worth it (this goes well beyond MAD, the entire human race is at stake). Maybe the war mongering Neocons see this as well (but don’t count on it). Ever wonder why there is so much going on in Washington with the Trump hate, the investigations, the non-investigations (Clinton, Obama, the Deep State), the raids, the talk, talk, talk, talk…? Look at all the kinetic energy be exerted from all sides? Just a distraction? I hope not, I truly hope justice prevails and we become a sovereign nation again where we are truly a democratic republic based on the rule of law and the laws of God.
    Trump backed off from his threats. I wonder what happened? Is it still going to happen? We’ll see what happens.

  33. DBCooper

    Mickey, I have to chuckle … every time the ” Turkish Troll” raises his Little Head you wack it off !! Keep it up and I might start feeling sorry for him …NOT !!
    Allen, I enjoyed the discussion visa-vi your experience in Russia. The only place I visited in Russia was Murmansk in the early 90’s … fascinating place; third world for sure but it was very interesting … 1000 rubles to the dollar on the street and EVERYTHING was for sale !
    Greg, I have nothing against the Jewish people but I have a lot against the deep state and are we to think that Israel is immune from the deep state ?? I am not that naive …Remember the USS Liberty… Do not ever forget the USS Liberty…
    Yours in Faith and Liberty, FN, DB.

  34. Gina M Mancarella

    48% of all Americans find Comey more credible than 32% of Americans (deplorables) who believe Trump !

    • Greg Hunter

      Comey = Felon.

    • Jodyp

      Gina, 100% of watchdoggers love you! I can make up stats too!

      • Collateral Damage


        Jody, Thank you for making me smile, while all of the news is so sobering.


    • Paul ...

      Gina, Gina, Gina … Cheerio and all that rot to you too! … you know there are more important things to worry about … like Burka sales are going through the roof in Europe … and England’s May hiding out in her underground dungeon worried about Putin’s nukes (praying at her ritualistic Skull and Bones Secret Society meeting while smashing boxes of cheerios to throw on Satan’s sacrificial fires) … just to show the globalists she is a true “cereal killer” just like Bolton and all the other evil warmongering neocons … and you bring us superficial “fake poles”?? … thinking it will pole-vault us (over Trumps wall) to your side??? !!

    • Jerry

      Once again you’ve demonstrated the lockstep, braindead , kneejerk thought control by a totalitarian state that his filled your mind with utter bovine fecal matter. Puppeting talking points by a dying media doesn’t bode well for your intelligence. But then again the deep state loves a dumbed down populace they can control. Keep swigging that koolaide.

    • Justn Observer

      Can’t deny truth? Ignorance is no excuse at this point…
      What you can not claim is that Trump had ever any part of the crimes expressed -with facts, dates, time therein… The Clintons, their crew and their Foundation up to their necks in a sea of felonies and treasonous acts !

    • Mike R

      Gina- Trump has 50% approval rating. Higher than Obama’s at this point in the Presidency. Dems in congress have 7% approval rating.

      You’re re-gurgitating fact free FAKE news.

  35. Paul from Indiana

    I don’t think Ryan has done a bit of good as speaker. The conservative agenda has gone nowhere with this bs-ing, status-quo, establishment, blowhard toady at the helm. The sooner he goes, the better. And the Syria situation has gotten beyond me. I’m not able to make any sense of it, and as such, for me to advocate policy is pointless and foolhardy. I can say this: I hope and pray that more violence and bloodshed can be avoided. Finally, let me state also the core principle of my personal mideast policy: Israel first! There can be no permanent solution until all parties, including Iran and its clients, affirm and confess that Israel has a right to exist and is not going away. My stance may not be welcome or popular with some. For that I am sorry, but it does not alter my position. Best always. PM

  36. Mohammad


    On Paul Ryan How about him being groomed for 2020?
    He will need to quit now to get ready…right?

    On Syria, how about Trump squeezes in Syria (shy from an all out war but keeps the Russians guessing) to get a deal in N.Korea, and make a Nobel price ala Obama.
    Think about it for a second, he will be meeting with the N.K. head figure in May?


    • RTW

      That would have to be one hell of a grooming, because Ryan is neither mentally nor physically up for Prime Time. He proved that back in 2012 when he went head to head with Joe “plugs” Biden in their vice presidential debate. Ryan should have been able to “phone it in” but instead he got his bottom spanked by a backbencher. In pugalistic jargon, he went down for the count. His stint as Speaker of the House hasn’t exactly been something that legends are made from either. If he does get the nod in 2020…God help us.

    • Justn Observer

      RYAN IN 2020 ? As a Democrat? He has been in Soros pocket for years…

    • Arthur Barnes

      Mohammad, the latest bombing clearly sent a signal to rocket man that’s for sure. Paul Ryan is toast for future President, not popular even in his own district, I say he got out before the SHTF on indictments coming from the Inspector’s soon to be release Report. There is certainly something very particular here about his leaving office, not buying more time with his family excuse as he goes home about 200 days a year now if you add every weekend, holiday, and recesses of Congress.

      • Mohammad

        Wrong signal Arthur.
        The US / west has signaled already the first in history shift of power from the west to the east, signaled their impotence against the east, never happened before in human history and it is happening now.
        US fears Russia, end of the story.
        I said here before and so far I kept my record good , and Greg knows that for years since I have been on his blog, Damascus is the key of the world.
        Yesterday it has proven me right, few hits that are cosmetic (out of fear of Russian retaliation) made people in Syria laugh at US and embolden the stance of Syrian Gov.

        Once again, in Damascus history began and there it will end.
        The end will be when Jesus Christ descends in Damascus and breaks the back of the cabals.
        I see it like am seeing those letters am typing on my keyboard, 20/20 sight.


  37. Marcus

    America Trump back of Syria as China moves in for training in SouthChina sea, stating its friendship with Russia.

  38. Tim McGraw

    Thanks for the wrap up of the news. My wife and I live in Sonoma County CA, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco. We will vote to split up California. The state government doesn’t work for us. Our votes are probably a waste. We voted for Proposition 187 to stop payments to illegal aliens. It passed 59% to 41%. Three days after passage a Federal Judge put out a restraining order and eventually Prop. 187 was declared “Unconstitutional”.
    Our votes mean nothing.
    Doug Casey has a great interview on language. It’s on the Lew Rockwell site today. I recommend it to you as you are in the language business.
    Have a great weekend

  39. Rusty

    Watch where Ryan goes to work. Wall Street or various corporate boards. He won’t be home and spending nearly as much time with family if he does that, especially Wall Street. That will be a tell. He has to wait 12 months to lobby as a House member. He could end up back in D.C. which would really be an excuse lie.

  40. JC Davis

    Bank of UNAmerica is showing who they serve. Communist Fascism.

    • Silence is Golden

      And they have the audacity to do it Overtly. This is not rocket science.

  41. Gina M Mancarella

    The Trump kakistocracy is collapsing Greg ! Just thought you should know !

    • Greg Hunter

      Is this what your criminal treasonous friends are telling you? Aren’t they the same ones that were telling you we we’re all going to have to “bow down to Hillary”???? I’ll take the other side of that bet — again.

  42. John

    Still no swamp arrests.

    • Greg Hunter


    • Justn Observer


    • Mike R

      Be patient Gwasshoppa.
      Trump is in full control.
      Libby pardon. Huge huge warning to swamp and deep state.
      IG report: McCabe is a felon. Many horrendous crimes. He’s going to prison… bigly.
      This means Comey will be indicted. Comey’s book will be known as utter and complete trash. It will be a memoire of a corrupted loser. Toilet paper for those who bought it.
      Mueller and Rosenstein will be next to go down. R will be forced to resign, or fired, but he is also going to be indicted eventually.
      Sessions will appoint 2nd special prosecutor.
      All of these people are treasonous traitors, attempting to overthrow the legally elected POTUS.
      Then Trump is going on right down the line. HRC will be indicted.
      Dems are in BIG TROUBLE now.
      Deep state is losing its corrupted ‘power’.
      Trump is protected by very strong military intelligence, and US forces and hundreds of generals, current and former, totally in support of him.
      FBI on notice.
      CIA on notice.
      Corrupted DOJ will be cleansed.

      This will be a MASSIVE win for the American people.

  43. Our Golden Boy

    Leave Golden Haired Donald Trump Alone

  44. MCasey

    Can some truth be discerned by listening to today’s video interview with Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.)?

    Gen. Keane logic contradicts itself. Keane argues Russia does not want a war with the U.S. because Putin has already achieved a victory in Syria. Yet, because Putin has already achieved a victory in Syria, we are to believe that Assad wants a war with the U.S.

    Reuters reported, “that Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces.” A deal that was negotiated before the ‘chemical attack’ on the 7th , which also followed Trump’s announcement of his intent to leave Syria.

    As noted by the interviewer, Gen. Keane is frustrated that we have not yet bombed Syria. Keane, who wants to “do it big” this time, seems in a panic that if the bombing is delayed, it may not happen at all. His anxiety reminds me of a child who is afraid the carnival will leave town before his parents take him.

    Gen. Keane seems to think there is a strategic advantage to be gained by gassing children and civilians in exchange for the repeated bombings of multiple Syrian air fields, water ports and military sites; when, as Keane stated, the war is already won.

    As to why Russia moved their ships out of Syrian’s ports, Gen Keane scoffs, “no one wants to be in a port when an attack is taking place, we learned that lesson in WWII” (referring to Pearl Harbor).

    At this, one must reflect if that is really a lesson only learned by great naval military strategists as recent as WWII.

    As the story goes, when the Empire of Japan became overly aggressive in its expansionism, we immediately moved our entire Pacific Fleet into that tiny narrow-necked Pearl Harbor to be attacked less than 18 months later. The fleet’s commander, Admiral Richardson, must have been ahead of his time strategically because he objected; only to be immediately replaced by Admiral Kimmel.

    And just like that, we were in WWII. There was a lesson learned, but it was learned many wars ago and seems to be repeated every time there is a perceived ‘need’ for war.

    IMO: The UK plays a very big part in this and Trump’s announcement to leave Syria was either a signal or provocateur for a real or staged chemical attack.

  45. Robert Lykens

    The US has attacked Syria.

    I was afraid we WOULDN’T attack (a la Hussein Obama chickening out) after President Trump saying “I didn’t say when.”

    • This sceptred Isle

      Obama chickened out? What like Trump chickened out of military service? As a patriot, Robert, what are your views on that? If you are not brave enough to go to war yourself you don’t deserve to send others to their deaths.

    • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

      You said…
      ” I was afraid we WOULDN’T attack”

      So why does this not surprise me in the slightest!
      Did you ever see a war you didn’t like?

    • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'


      Trumps, REAL enemy is not in the ME or in Syria…it is in his own country. It surrounds him and it also operates on a global scale…it is the Deep State.

      Not content with the overwhelming stranglehold on the US that they have already established, Trump in his wisdom decides to recruit some of the Deep States most rabid and devious members into key positions in his very own cabinet.

      They will be busier than ever now with their latest entrenched assets.

      • Greg Hunter

        Trump is fight back and has done a brilliant job considering how deep and corrupt the system it. You should be rooting for him because if America can be returned to “We the People” then the rest of the western world will have a fighting chance. That means New Zealand to my friend.

  46. MCasey

    UK’s other ‘chemical attack’…….
    …..The victims survived the attack and walked around for four hours after the exposure, yet the police officer who found them lost consciousness immediately; explained only if an antidote had been administered immediately after the exposure. The “Russia did it” narrative has been skewered by UK’s own experts; who had not established the nerve agent was even of Russian origin…..

  47. Robert Lykens

    In Ironic Twist, Syria To Head UN Panel On Chemical Disarmament

  48. jennifer

    Hi Greg,
    During the 2016 Presidential Campaign Donald Trump said that his favorite book is
    The Bible. His other favorite book, he said, is The Art of War. Thus, I decided to read both The Art of War. and The Art of the Deal vey closely, to understand him better. If you haven’t read them, I would suggest that you do. You’ll gain great insight into President Trump.
    Never letting your enemy know your moves is paramount to winning. He lives and breaths these strategies, not only with Syria, but also with the Deep State. During this past week, I never viewed his comments as “waffling”, in regard to missile strikes in Syria. I saw his comments, instead, as deflecting attention away from what he was doing. One doesn’t sent ships and abruptly change one’s weekend plans because one is indecisive.
    The stock market may not be down on Monday, but I covered my positions today and yesterday in the stock market, and bought gold and silver, sensing that Syria would be struck this weekend.
    President Trump is not a confused man. He knows what he is doing. Yes, he intentionally left the media confused, as they should not have known what he was going to do, in advance. It’s The Art of War.
    Also, Trump has a very strong moral compass, when it comes to humanity. I am glad that he just completed some precision airstrikes against Syria. After all, they are really bad and a they are a threat, not only to the innocent in Syria, but to the safety of the world, as well. We cannot allow chemical weapons to proliferate. This cannot be allowed. Kudos to President Trump!
    Kind Regards,
    Jennifer Ohman

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Jennifer for the Trump analysis. I think you got it right!!!

      • DB Cooper

        Greg and Jennifer, I humbly agree. Far be it for any of us “Deplorables” to know what goes on behind the curtain but if we have a ‘Hope in Heaven’ it is that President Donald J. Trump is the real deal. The Art of War is deep and strategic and I will with-hold judgment until the dust settles. In addition I would suggest that commenters endeavor to make our comments short /succinct/and to the point … with 100 plus to read pretty soon (Paul) we just glean the first sentence or so and move on !!
        Get It ?? Yours in one breath !! DB.

    • This sceptred Isle

      Great and thoughtful analysis Jennifer. I often thought that he is either really stupid or really smart. Perhaps he is the latter…
      I guess only time will tell.

  49. Proud American Serviceman Retired

    I am so proud of my president right now. Finally, we are standing up for America and letting Russia know what’s up. Trump is the man. Obama never had the balls to do what is right and necessary to keep us safe.

    Here is a link to my favorite patriotic anthem that crystallizes what it is to be a true American.

    If tomorrow all the things were gone
    I worked for all my life
    And I had to start again
    With just my children and my wife
    I thank my lucky stars
    To be living here today
    ‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
    And they can’t take that away
    And I’m proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I’d gladly stand up next to you
    And defend Her still today
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
    I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A.
    From the lakes of Minnesota
    To the hills of Tennessee
    Across the plains of Texas
    From sea to shining sea
    From Detroit down to Houston
    And New York to L.A.
    Where’s pride in every American heart
    And it’s time we stand and say
    That I’m proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I’d gladly stand up next to you
    And defend Her still today
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
    I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A.
    And I’m proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I’d gladly stand up next to you
    And defend Her still today
    ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
    I love this land
    God Bless the U.S.A.

    • Robert Lykens

      You love America?
      Don’t you know that’s politically incorrect these days?
      If you want to make any friends on this website you have to suspect America’s behind every new military action (no matter who pulls the trigger), suspect an American “false flag” every time President Trump sneezes and blame America for every problem in the world.

    • Ernest King

      Amen to that Proud American Serviceman Retired

      To all the folks of USA Watchdog, I want to honor the sacrifices of all servicemen who have fought for our country by asking for your support for our injured brethren who have put themselves in harms way so that we can have freedom and liberty in our homeland. Our country is great- great enough to kill for and great enough to die for. Lets honor those who have been injured in our country’s service by supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Lets help all our wounded soldiers know that they don’t have to go it alone. Let them know we appreciate them just like we appreciate our freedom. Every day, soldiers protect us by fighting our enemies abroad so that we never have to fight them here. Our boys are ready and willing to go wherever they need to go. Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Russia or wherever. Doesn’t matter. We are scared of no one and will fight anyone and we will prevail. We also take care of our wounded. Join with us by becoming a member.

  50. John M.

    Greg, you had a difficult task this week but your analysis was quite good.
    This Syrian thing seems almost an exact repeat of the last alleged “gas attack” that Obama tried to sell us for getting us into war.
    Right now we are forced to trust the Trump plan since he has flexed military muscle two times before for some unknown reason : 1.) striking N. Korea 2.) 59 missiles into an empty Syrian airbase.
    Also, according to the great Wizard of Q (aka Q Anon), Q said months ago that many people in Congress would be leaving early because they would be given a choice to leave
    early and peacefully, or else be removed for crimes and corruption. Q had said many, if not most, would be (crooked) Republicans.
    I really want to trust Trump’s team and their military gamesmanship. but world war is not a matter to be taken lightly. Lots of things can go wrong with so many moving parts around this crazy world.
    Definitely, the Banksters are as evil as they come, ranked right up there with the pedophiles, child cannibals, politically-motivated murderers, etc. In fact they probably socialize in those same black Luciferian circles.
    Fear not, God is the true King of heaven and earth.

    • Greg Hunter

      I think Trump has to do something to show he was tough and NOT a Putin puppet. Why? Because trumps next move is to start with the 25,000 sealed warrants. If trump would not have made a strike in Syria the Deep State would have called him weak and a puppet of Putin and under cut Trump going after treasonous fraudsters and human traffickers and child rapists. I think that should be Trumps next move. I think Trump pulled off the Syria strike without causing WWIII. WWIII will come someday but not Monday. Deep State look out, incoming for you weasels too!!

      • DB Cooper

        John M, That was very good and to the point … Greg, I see great logic in what you say .. perhaps this will be the Monday when the markets do not open … so much is now in the wind … WHEW !!! PS, My silver (and Lead) is safe and secure … and we have gravity fed water !! Yours in Faith and Liberty, FN, DB.

      • Chip

        Trump has been compromised. He’s lost my support. Bombing is NOT the solution to the Syrian situation. Besides that there is not a single vital interest of the US that is served that is worth risking WW3. Omnibus, no wall, no indictments, no decreases in the size and scope of government, more interventionist policies and on and on. Tell me again how Trump is furthering the causes of conservatism, liberty, and freedom… Chip

        • Greg Hunter

          Wow, that didn’t take long. I guess you wish you voted for Hillary now. Chip you are not being realistic at all. You really have no idea or grasp how deep and complicated the treason is. He was supposed to fix this in 6 months? The country the media and both parties have been corrupted since Kennedy was shot. Congress voted to keep it secret and is still doing so.

          • Chip

            no I would never wish I voted for hiLIARy Greg. But I can admit that Trump is taking a wrong turn. I’m not going to be a Trump cheer leader. I will be critical of him when he goes astray. and, he’s been in office much longer than six months… Chip

            • Greg Hunter

              You really do not know what is happening. You are critical of the last chance of America getting rid of the swamp and the NWO. There will not be another so stop whining and get behind the President and stop with all the negative “I no longer support the President” because there is no one else to support. If nothing else pray and keep the negative comments to yourself. You are not helping.

              • Chip

                I was duped following GWB and agreeing with the war in Iraq. I have regretted it ever since. I will not cheer Trump on into WW3… Chip

        • Keith wilson

          Trump played the deep state, Theresa May, and Macron, the cabal controlled media like a violin. For days the BBC, Sky news, CNN, FoxNews, and all the rest of the cabal media that the coming attack on Syria was going to be on the same scale as operation Linebacker. Hundreds of F15, F16, B52, going into syria and doing round the clock bombing. Thousands of cruise missiles and such where going to be raining down on syria. Three targets where hit and that is the end of it. Well done Trump. Another term in office. You played them all like a violin.

      • Allen Starr

        Did a bunch of shopping today and then we went to the cemetery to clean things up and remove 2″ of ice still covering everything. After first being surprised to still be alive I’ve gotten enough information about the whole situation to believe your assessment is absolutely correct. The net effect of this missile attack is pretty much like the one a year ago. Almost no effect on the ground.

      • Robert Lykens

        Dave Hodges disagrees with you. His site states “Neocons started WWIII”.
        Of course this is probably the millionth time Hodges has claimed that WWIII has already started.

  51. Donald

    “Not many people anywhere actually believe the chemical weapon attack was done by the Assad regime in Syria”

    Do I believe Assad was behind this chemical agent attack? No. Why? Because he has little control over what happens in Syria – contrary to what you hear in Western news. The ones who control Assad and Syria are the Iranian’s. This is the reason Assad invited the Russians into his country – because the Iranian control had gotten out of hand. So who did the attack? Well, consider that Douma was a small enclave of rebel forces near Damascus that was completely surrounded by the Syrian National army and Iranian forces. After the gas attack, this pocket of resistance was eliminated. So did the rebels decide to eliminate themselves? Did the UK or others mange to sneak through significant Syrian lines with substantial chemical weapons and commit this atrocity (as the Russians and others are proclaiming and as the gullible apparently believe)? Did Israel manage to fly in past all the Russian radar and do this? One has to wonder what people are thinking. Given that Iran is in charge, Iran is the one who called this chemical strike. They did it to eliminate this pocket of resistance so as to free up their forces for potential use against Israel. Likely, another reason was to do another live test their chemical weapons system. This isn’t rocket science folks….

    • Chip

      Poor reasoning. Iran knows the chemical attack would provide reasoning for the USSA to jump into the action with more bombing runs. Why would they want that… Chip

      • Donald

        “Poor reasoning. Iran knows the chemical attack would provide reasoning for the USSA to jump into the action with more bombing runs.”

        Then answer this: If Iran is so sensible (as you believe), then why is Iran working so hard to surround Israel with substantial military assets while at the same time is also threatening to annihilate Israel off the map, while knowing full well that Israel has substantial nuclear weapons which Israel will use to counter-strike Iran, and totally annihilate Iran should they succeed in following through with their threat? Where is the sense in thinking Iran cares more about a gas attack in Syria that affected less than 100 people but doesn’t care about the possibility of nuclear annihilation of their homeland that will affect about 80,000,000 people?

        Iran could care less about the USA or anyone else for that matter or of what Israel can do to them. They actually believe Allah will grant them victory and deliver them from any bad that may come…

    • This sceptred Isle

      actually, it is rocket science…literally!

  52. bob

    trump said to russia that you shouldn’t be friends who use chemicals on people… iran hezzbollah, clowns=cia . i think the U.S. is going to bomb the enemy in syria. as i write this I’m listening to you greg, as I’m trying to type… you on fire !!!!! sh** is about to hit the fan!!!! mz is going down including goog yt, twt msof. etc

  53. Tad

    Two missile operations in Syria in under two years, and one might ask: Have US military scientists figured out the engineering behind Russia’s defense systems.

    I would submit no closer now than last year. This round, it has been reported 71 out of 103 incoming projectiles were intercepted. This could be Russian propaganda to elicit some false confidence in American assets.

    Third time could be a charm, though the missiles may be coming from Russia’s side.

    • Greg Hunter

      Whom is claiming 71 out of 103? How do you know the source is correct?

      • Tad

        You’re essentially right, Greg: How do I know MSM and administration sources are correct?

        • Greg Hunter

          You really don’t. Please keep min mind we have a sprawling battle going on between Trump and people trying to say out of jail. It is that simple. The MSM people are complicit in the propaganda and lying. They do report some facts correctly, but they also lie and omit a lot too. How many MSM sources have reported that Hillary took over the DNC and Paid for the phony “Russian Dossier”???? Not many. Lie by omission.

          • Tad

            I’m very cognizant of his other battles. I hope he has an AG he’s got confidence in.

            When I listen to your Dave Janda interviews, I’m wondering about Trump’s success in draining the swamp or whether Janda’s sources are of an ilk I should have confidence in.

            Should Republicans overwhelmingly take the midterms, I should think his relationship with Congress becomes immeasurably easier.

  54. Mark

    Don’t put too much confidence in the 10,000+ sealed indictments. People including myself, hope that Hillary, Bill, Podesta, and the Obama group will finally be served with justice. It would make my day. But, I fear that those sealed indictments have more to do with illegal aliens than anything else. I still pray that Hillary and Obama get their long deserved justice. It just won’t come from another administration and the legal system. We stopped being a nation of laws when they became selectively enforced.

  55. Roger D

    Listen to us. Trump supporters are voicing no outrage (even rejoicing!) over last night’s bombing of Syria, a sovereign foreign nation that has not hurt one home in America

    Yet this is what we voted for:

  56. Tad

    I’ve read where titanium was another major element Russia was going to end exporting to US manufacturers.

    Mister Putin is aware of the endgame and certain intermediate steps, but his steps toward de-dollarization might have to become tsunami-like to avoid nuclear war. Perhaps I’m overreacting, but now would seem to be the moment where further trade between Russia and the US should be done in rubles. A two or three-fold increase in either aluminum, titanium or other minerals may be what’s called for.

    We wouldn’t have a free, impartial, or just world without Russia.

  57. Arthur Barnes

    Trump! He is the only President in many years who is truly a patriot putting America first. Love his moves! Build the wall, illegals start packing! Russia, did you get the message yet about Syria? Rocket man, your next. Iran, your unsigned deal is about to be revised. Deep State, your on his list, can you smell the indictments? ISIS, he is still hunting you down! Trump!

  58. Jerry

    This is what a false flag event looks like.

    I would have your head on a swivel from here on out. Things are about to get real interesting as we await the next move. Out.

  59. Robert Lykens

    Russia/Iran/Syria would like the world to believe that they took out most of our missiles.
    The following is a quote from the Pentagon – which knows exactly what happened:

    While Syria tried to pre-empt the press conference by publicly claiming that Syrian air defenses shot down 71 of 103 missiles, McKenzie said: “No Syrian weapon had any effect on anything we did,” and that the U.S. “successfully hit every target.”

    McKenzie also said: “None of our aircraft or missiles in this operation were successfully engaged,” and that the operation took out the heart of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program and set back the program by years.

    McKenzie noted that the operation was “precise, overwhelming and effective.”

  60. Robert Lykens

    The Syria strike was the best thing America could have done.
    – After Hussein Obama was forced to back down, America lost much prestige and clout.
    – Tyrants can’t be allowed to get away with atrocities. If no one else will do what needs to be done, America will. At least conservative America will.
    – The overwhelming success of this mission highlights the effectiveness of the Bolton/Mattis team.
    – President Trump was smart enough to not leave Israel “hanging out to dry” after Israel’s Syria strike. More evidence of John Bolton’s wisdom.

  61. Sticks & Stones Fred Flintstone

    Putin Unlikely to Let a US Strike in Syria Go Unanswered |
    Interesting articale; Putins life lessons and what he learned from a rat!

  62. Marshall Caven Cash

    “welcome! We still love you”

    Pearson Sharp
    At a rally in Damascus today, celebrating their victory in shooting down American missiles. The Syrians I’m meeting are unbelievably friendly.. I talked to a soldier at the rally and when I said I was American, he beamed and said “welcome! We still love you”

    9:41 AM – Apr 14, 2018
    476 people are talking about this

    Wow! What a relief it is! Everybody seems happy. I mean all sides, American, Syrian, Russkie, Iranian and the Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran, Repeat. Crowd. And as the last strike, even Evonka must be a happy camper!
    So as the saying goes all’s well that ends well. Till the big Kahuna of course.

    P.S. Keep your fingers crossed!

    • Marshall Caven Cash

      A lot of people think the celebrations in Syria are of defiance, I say it’s just being happy to still be alive! I know, cause today I feel the same.
      Land OF Hope And Glory ◄
      By the way, the man in the pictures had Native American blood running through his veins.

  63. Ross Herman

    Concerning Syria
    The whole mess is so obviously contrived that even Homer knows how the setup works. (Have you tried to get Ole Dammegard as a guest, you won’t be disappointed. I recommend Dane Wiggington to you also) Anyway about Syria, like we are concerned about the wellbeing of the poor Syrians being badly treated by an evil dictator, what a joke! We get sprayed with chemical weapons almost every day over my house in Riverside CA. And of course the answer is immediately kill some more people to fix the “problem”. The US spy agencies are almost magical in the quality of their forensic science, that they always know who, and why, any significant crime was committed within a few minutes. By the way, are chemical weapons worse than any other weapons? I know you are familiar with so-called depleted uranium I’m sure that’s all good. If chemical weapons are bad then maybe the US manufacturers should stop making them. Although, as I understand it they seem to prefer biological weapons to chemical, as the biological has the potential to be so much more deadly, with the added benefit of extended sickness for many. Let me digress again for a moment to thank our government biologists working tirelessly to weaponize, and enhance the virility of, bugs like small pox, anthrax, and anything that kill and keep killing.
    The cabal is dripping with desperation to destroy Syria they will do anything, and I guess we will will just have to suffer the wait to see what it is.
    As usual great job prying up some truth!

  64. Marshall Caven Cash

    Almost forgot, senior moment I guess.
    Land OF Hope And Glory ◄

  65. Marshall Caven Cash

    Winston Churchill, an all-American hero

  66. Tad

    The next time President Trump wants to announce a complete withdrawal from Syria, it might be to his advantage that the top positions at State, Defense, CIA, and perhaps NSA are simultaneously vacant. The deputy(s) left to assume the reins, respectively, hopefully, would be Trump ideologues.

  67. Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

    Aren’t we getting sick and tired of hearing from our fearless leaders that for sure Assad did it ad nauseous, but no evidence?
    All any sane person has to go on is our own sense’s and none of it makes cents let alone silver dollars. Pipe dreams through Syria? Thats all it is, a pipe dream and to think the left wants to get us all on pot. Haven’t we’ve gone to pot long enough! What do they think were all just a bunch of dopes? We maybe dope heads but sure seems like most political brains are sitting on theirs!

    • Proud American Serviceman Retired

      It is clear to everyone that this butcher tyrant is evil and needed to be taken down. How can we ever allow a brutal dictator like this Assad character to poison his own people including the kids and rule a downtrodden people ? We cant do it. We must stand on the side of right. If not, he persecutes his own people and then comes after us in our own country. We already learned this lesson with Saddam Hussein when he assisted the terrorists to bomb us on 9/11.

  68. JC Davis

    Greg. Do you think Putin will back down and do nothing ? I see it as the hot potato is in his hands, and he must do something with it. What he will do remains to be seen.

  69. sam

    Independent Swiss Lab Says ‘BZ Toxin’ Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian
    Profile picture for user Tyler Durden
    by Tyler Durden
    Sat, 04/14/2018 – 16:33

    Somebody has some explaining to do… or did the Syrian airstrikes just ‘distract’ the citizenry from the reality surrounding the Skripal poisoning.

    RT reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW), that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.

    The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW.

    However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document, the Russian foreign minister added.

    He went on to say that Moscow would ask the OPCW about its decision to not include any other information provided by the Swiss in its report.

    On a side note, the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.

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