Ex-CIA Agent: The Official Story of Syria Govt “Gassing Innocent Civilians is a Sham”

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by Claire Bernish

President Donald Trump’s fraught and highly illegal attack on Syria this week in retaliation for an equally disputed chemical ‘attack,’ in which as many as 86 people perished at the alleged hands of the Syrian Arab Army on the literal eve of peace talks is being criticized by experts and cagey politicians at every level of government — including former CIA officer Philip Giraldi.

That Russian forces or those of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would gas to death scores of guiltless civilians is nothing short of a “sham,” according to grumblings within the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Trump managed this injudicious assault with 59 Tomahawk missiles on a sovereign nation without even the pretext of congressional approval, prior to cursory investigation, and in clear violation of domestic and international law, with results expectedly dire — including the deaths of at least nine civilians — four of them, children.

Washington’s neocon war hawks and their counterparts overseas couldn’t heap sanctimonious praise on the now-apparently-interventionist president’s reckless provocation quickly enough — nor could members of various terror groups.

Others weren’t as quick to beat the Petro-Industrial Complex’s war drums — lampooning the reckless endeavor as an unjustified action based on unsubstantiated reports, and likely a war crime.

Worse, the whole affair reeks of the tidiness so oft characterizing a manufactured event — an issue award-winning investigative journalist and Consortiumnews editor, Robert Parry, posits could be the president’s Wag the Dog moment.

In short, not everything is as cut and dry as Trump’s War Machine would prefer you believe.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not have as strong a backing as implied, when, Thursday night, he claimed the U.S. Intelligence Community had assessed with a high degree of confidence Syrian government forces had unleashed a toxic chemical bomb against innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib Governate.

In fact, Parry notes, a number of intelligence sources have made contradictory assessments, saying the preponderance of evidence suggests that Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels were at fault, either by orchestrating an intentional release of a chemical agent as a provocation or by possessing containers of poison gas that ruptured during a conventional bombing raid.”

One intelligence source told me that the most likely scenario was a staged event by the rebels intended to force Trump to reverse a policy, announced only days earlier, that the U.S. government would no longer seek ‘regime change’ in Syria and would focus on attacking the common enemy, Islamic terror groups that represent the core of the rebel forces.”

The source said the Trump national security team split between the President’s close personal advisers, such as nationalist firebrand Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, on one side and old-line neocons who have regrouped under National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army general who was a protégé of neocon favorite Gen. David Petraeus.”

That split manifested earlier in the removal as national security adviser, Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, as well as the briefly contentious expulsion of Bannon from the National Security Council — both ousters, Parry says, fomented establishment neocon influence in Trump’s administration.

Though Bannon and Kushner are often presented as rivals, the source said, they shared the belief that Trump should tell the truth about Syria, revealing the Obama administration’s CIA analysis that a fatal sarin gas attack in 2013 was a ‘false-flag’ operation intended to sucker President Obama into fully joining the Syrian war on the side of the rebels — and the intelligence analysts’ similar beliefs about Tuesday’s incident,” he explains.

Trump’s decision to proceed with a retaliatory operation, the source continued, came in part as a smoothing of ruffled feathers of hawkish Democrats who have for months bristled about possible collusion between the president’s campaign and, vaguely, Russian officials.

Brazenly foregoing congressional approval and the rules of engagement also gleaned long-sought commendation from neocon Republicans previously critical of the president’s foreign policy decisions, including Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

The remainder of support for the brazenly aggressive air assault came from a cadre who viewed Obama’s inability to gain congressional approval and failure to respond militarily to an ostensibly similar chemical attack on Ghouta in 2013, as a show of weakness.

Of course, judging by a dearth of evidence and certitude with which the West fingered Assad responsible, Ghouta appeared to constitute a blueprint for the incident at Khan Sheikhoun and all actions in its wake. [Except, this time, Trump jumped the starting gun, raining $110,330,000 in Tomahawks onto an evacuated air base and several innocent victims as ‘collateral damage’ — rather, slightly over $43 million, given as few as 23 missiles could be accounted for in the damaged targets on the ground in Syria.]

“In both cases – 2013 and 2017 – there were strong reasons to doubt Assad’s responsibility,” Parry continues. In 2013, he had just invited United Nations inspectors into Syria to investigate cases of alleged rebel use of chemical weapons and thus it made no sense that he would launch a sarin attack in the Damascus suburbs, guaranteeing that the U.N. inspectors would be diverted to that case.”

Similarly, now, Assad’s military has gained a decisive advantage over the rebels and he had just scored a major diplomatic victory with the Trump administration’s announcement that the U.S. was no longer seeking ‘regime change’ in Syria. The savvy Assad would know that a chemical weapon attack now would likely result in U.S. retaliation and jeopardize the gains that his military has achieved with Russian and Iranian help.”

And that has been the question posed by independent journalists and outlets still doggedly committed — unlike their corporate media counterparts — to journalism with integrity:

What possible benefit would befall Assad for gassing to death his own people — almost immediately after the U.S. conceded his regime would remain in place?

For clarity on what likely took place behind the scenes, former CIA officer Philip Giraldi explained for Scott Horton’s Webcast the Intelligence Community did not give the Assad theory much credence — and, in fact, aligned more with claims from Moscow and Damascus a conventional Russian airstrike destroyed a cache of chemical weapons belonging to al-Qaeda, which sent poisonous gases downwind to the village.

I’m hearing from sources on the ground in the Middle East, people who are intimately familiar with the intelligence that is available who are saying that the essential narrative that we’re all hearing about the Syrian government or the Russians using chemical weapons on innocent civilians is a sham,” Giraldi asserted.

The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving … which is that they hit a warehouse where the rebels – now these are rebels that are, of course, connected with Al Qaeda – where the rebels were storing chemicals of their own and it basically caused an explosion that resulted in the casualties. Apparently the intelligence on this is very clear.”

Subdued tones might have dominated official public statements, but the deviation and distortion of information on the chemical poisoning to pin blame on the Syrian leader ignited such a firestorm of acrimony throughout the Intelligence Community, covert officials were pondering going public.

People in both the agency [the CIA] and in the military who are aware of the intelligence are freaking out about this because essentially Trump completely misrepresented what he already should have known – but maybe he didn’t – and they’re afraid that this is moving toward a situation that could easily turn into an armed conflict.”

They are astonished by how this is being played by the administration and by the U.S. media.”

In the 1997 film, Wag the Dog, a widely disfavored president receives assistance from filmmakers who fabricate a humanitarian crisis out of thin air to deflect attention away from a burgeoning scandal. Even a casual observer can see the justification for Parry’s comparison of the film with Trump’s bizarrely aggressive act.

Unfortunately for those already killed and those yet in the path of the U.S.’ humanitarian bombs — and in contrast to crisis actors portrayed in Wag the Dog — the decimation and suffering in Syria is not cinema magic of a movie studio’s green screen.

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  • Gee, I wonder (((why))) this (((attack))) happened?

    • Phil_Ossifer

      Many years ago Texaco had an advertising campaign whose slogan was, “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star.” Texaco’s logo was a five-pointed star and their service station people wore the logo. So, with that as a preface: “You can trust your war to the man who wears the (((six-pointed star))).”

      • “But he will deceive into believing that it is somehow necessary to only line his pocket.”

    • livefree1200cc

      This happened because the globalists wanted a war with Syria, and they hoodwinked Trump into starting one. The first mistake of his Presidency

      • Trump is merely a puppet for them to start their war and end the show immediately.

        • livefree1200cc

          Its now looking that way. I was satisfied with him up till now

          • He HAS done some good, but it would appear (((they))) have gotten to him.

      • Eskimo man

        Trump made no mistakes, he freely admitted that he supports Israel.

        • livefree1200cc

          Something that no Patriotic American would do

          • Eskimo man

            Patriotic Americans don’t understand that their country was founded by and run by Freemasons, and Freemasonry, along with Protestantism, was created by those who created the current false illegitimate Israel.

    • I_P_Frehley

      I, too, find it perplexing as to why certain types always rush to mass violence with glee, but never add anything to the process…

  • Ephesians 6:12

    The United States of America (U.S.A.) is a sham. The real name is Deceptive Evil Valueless Incompetent Liars (D.E.V.I.L.) That is the name of the American terrorist organization.

    • Eskimo man

      America was founded by, and on Freemasonry, and Freemasonry is a product of the Zionist fake Jews of the Synagogue of Satan.

      • Ephesians 6:12

        Correction: America was founded on the belief system of Deism. Deism was the what the founding fathers based everything on. Study real history and show a little less ignorance.

        • Meltonmark

          EM is trying to point out the long history of the Synagogue of Satan. It was around in Christ’s time. Hence the title. Read the Book of Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 then research the subject matter.

          • Ephesians 6:12

            Thank you for pointing that out. I am not sure how I had missed that in my studies in Revelation. I shall return to study that more. Once again, thank you!

      • Ephesians 6:12

        To Eskimo man … my apologies. While my own ignorance may not show it, I have studied Revelation before, and for what ever reason I had not noticed the part about the Synagogue of Satan. I do apologize. At first glance, it seemed as though there was an insulting tone in your comment. That was clearly my own ignorance.

        • Eskimo man

          Thanks for your apology, I’m glad I didn’t get to reply to your original comment. But I will elaborate further by saying that America has never been a Christian country because Protestantism is against the one and only Christian Church. In God we trust, is not God. The letters refer to something entirely different. You can Google that yourself. The thing is the Bible was never meant to be read and understood by anyone but the Church who put it together for teaching purposes only. Inside information tells us that Protestantism was also created and financed by these same Zionist Jews of the Synagogue of Satan. Here is something to help you see.

          Catholics Unveiled Masonic Jewish Plot in 1936

          Secret Jewish Plot Unveiled by the Catholic Gazette of
          England

          In the London Catholic Gazette of February 1936, a
          sensational article was published under the heading: “The Jewish Peril and the Catholic Church”. The monthly organ of the Catholic Missionary Society of England was quoting speeches delivered in a series of secret Jewish meetings
          in Paris. A few weeks later, the Parisian weekly “Le Reveil du Peuple” published a similar account, adding that the statements had been made at a recent convention of the B’nai B’rith (secret Masonic order in which no Gentile is admitted) held in Paris.

          From the Jewish Peril and The Catholic Church

          “We must always bear in mind that the Catholic Church
          is the only institution which has stood, and which will, as long as it remains in existence, stand in our way. The
          Catholic Church, with her methodical work and her edifying and moral teachings, will always keep her children in such a state of mind, as to make them too self-respecting to yield to our domination, and to bow before our future King
          of Israel.

          “We have blackened the Catholic Church with the most
          ignominious calumnies, we have stained her history and disgraced even her noblest activities. We have imputed to
          her the wrongs of her enemies, and thus brought these latter to stand more closely by our side.

          We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War. We can boast of being the Creators of the REFORMATION! Calvin was one of our Children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the Reformation.

          “Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish
          friends, and again, by Jewish authority and with Jewish finance, his plot against the Catholic Church met with success.

          “We are grateful to Protestants for their loyalty to our wishes – although most of them are, in the sincerity of their faith, unaware of their loyalty to us. We are grateful to them for the wonderful help they are giving us in our fight against the stronghold of Christian Civilization, and in our preparations for the advent of our supremacy over the
          whole world and over the Kingdoms of the Gentiles.

          “Let us remember that as long as there still remain
          active enemies of the Catholic Church, we may hope to become Masters of the World… And let us remember always that the future Jewish King will never reign in the world before the Pope in Rome is dethroned, as well as all the other reigning monarchs of the Gentiles upon earth.”

          http://henrymakow.com/jewish_peril.html
          This shows us what everything is all about in the world today, and what their plans are for the future. The conspiracy informants never seem to blame anything on the real perpetrators, who are the Zionist Jews.

          • Ephesians 6:12

            I have to respectively disagree with anyone who upholds the Catholic Church and their non-Biblical doctrines. While I disagree with the general post of of a pope, I must say that even more so, I disagree with the last 3 in their highly questionable dealings in not only the religious world but also the political realm of things. In recent months, Francis and the Vatican have proven to themselves to do what Nimrod had done in his day. They are flying in the face of God and telling, not only the Catholics, but the whole world that Biblical salvation is inaccurate. God’s word warns us that those type of people are called “false teachers” and should be ignored. You know something is really wrong when God, Himself, WARNS against certain people.

            I am not advocating that any specific modern religion is infallible. They all have their own fallibilities and levels of corruption. Some more than others. The Catholic Church is certainly no better in any way than any of the others.

            That being said, I consider myself a follower of Christ and of his word. I am not infallible. I am no where close to perfect. I make mistakes, but God corrects me in His own ways.

            There are many Jews in this world, both in Israel and abroad, who believe that although they ignore much of the Bible they are still in the right. That way of thinking puts them in the same category as many schisms of the church … corrupt.

            The apostle Paul talks about how we are not to simply follow a religious leader (or body of religious people), but we are to follow Christ. We are to teach Christ and His love. This world has become a disgusting cesspool of multiple cancers that will eventually become erradicated.

            Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.

          • Eskimo man

            I thought you might have been one of those. The Bible IS
            Catholic doctrine, don’t you know anything? Anyone who says they follow the Bible is a heretic, and actually does not follow the Bible either. The Papacy is the rock that Christ built His Holy Catholic Church on Matthew 16:17-19, and the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, the shepherd of Christ’s flock John 21:15-17. If you disagree with the Holy Catholic Church, you disagree with Christ, and if you reject the Holy Catholic Church, you reject Christ and God the Father who sent Him Luke 10:16. The last 3 Popes had nothing to do with the political realm of anything. There is no such thing as Biblical salvation because Christ never told anyone to read a book for their salvation, or to follow a book, or even mentions a Bible. This is all from Martin Luther who was a Rosicrucian
            (Secret society of the antichrist occult), that was financed by the Zionist Jews to bring about the heretic Protestant revolution of the antichrist occult. There is no salvation outside of Christ’s Body, the Holy Catholic Apostolic
            Church that actually produced the Bible in the first place. The scriptures tell us that the Jews were the false teachers, not the Holy Catholic Church. St John finished writing Revelation in 100AD; at the time the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ that he belonged to had its 5th Pope Saint Evaristus, Reigned 98AD to 106AD. It is clear and logical that nothing negative in Revelation would be about the Holy Church of Christianity that Jesus built on the rock of the Papacy Matthew 16:17-19, and promised to remain with until the end of time Matthew 28:20 as the head of His Church Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 5:23-32. Ignatius was a disciple of John the Apostle, Ignatius called the Church Catholic (Kathlicos) in 97AD, Ignatius said “wherever the Catholic Church is Christ is as well”… That’s no surprise considering the Church is the “Household of God”, and the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15). The Holy Catholic Church is the one and only Church of Christianity, all Protestant cults are from the devil, and the Synagogue of Satan. Considering the Church has the Keys to the Kingdom of God Matthew 16:17-19, and Christ with it till the end of time Matthew 28:16-20, the Magisterium of the Church is infallible, Sacred Apostolic Tradition is infallible, and the Bible is for the use of the Church only, for teaching and doctrines. Your statements tell me that you do not read your Bible at all, or is it that your book is not a bible, is it a fake bible? How could you test it? No one is a follower of Christ outside of His Catholic Church, that is why He left us with a Church to follow Him, not a book. Besides the Bible is all about the Church anyway. God obviously does not correct you because He does not know you, and you do not listen to Him. All Jews are antichrists, and they will never be in the right, they are not even Jews, they are fake Jews of the Synagogue of Satan. Christ says that the Church can never be corrupted, but scandals will come and be
            overcome, but the gates of hell will not prevail over His Church. We know what is going on, and we know that the Church has to go through what Christ went through before the end of time. If Protestants don’t like the Holy Catholic Church, they don’t like God, and they won’t like Heaven either. The Church is Christ, and St Paul calls himself one of our many fathers. You can’t teach Christ if you don’t have or know Christ which you do not. The world is not worth fighting for, those who try to save their worldly lives will lose it, and those who lose their worldly lives will save it.

            Acts Of Apostles 14:22 And when they had ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed.

            Acts Of Apostles 20:28 Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

            1 Corinthians 12:26-28 [26] And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, all the members rejoice with it. [27] Now you are
            the body of Christ, and members of member. [28] And God indeed hath set some in the church; first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly doctors; after that miracles; then the graces of healing, helps, governments, kinds of tongues, interpretations of speeches.

            James 5:14-15 [14] Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. [15]
            And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man: and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him.

            (NOTE** – [14] Let him bring in: See here a plain warrant of scripture for the sacrament of extreme unction, that any controversy against its institution would be against the express words of the sacred text in the plainest terms.)

            Douay-Rheims Bible

            http://www.drbo.org/index.htm

          • Ephesians 6:12

            The following is taken from https://www.gotquestions.org/mother-church.html

            “There are historical and theological problems with calling the Roman Catholic Church the “mother church.” Historically, Catholicism has its origins in the time of Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. The bishop of Rome did not begin calling himself the “pope” until Siricius did it late in the fourth century. Theologically, there is no biblical evidence for apostolic succession or that Peter was the “prince of apostles”; in fact, there is no clear biblical case to be made that Peter even visited Rome, and he certainly never claimed authority over the other apostles.

            Biblically speaking, the true “mother church” is the church that is described in the book of Acts and the New Testament epistles. In the biblical mother church, you will find no mention of priests, cardinals, or popes. Nowhere will you find Mary being adored or saints being venerated. In the biblical descriptions of the true mother church, there are no infants being baptized or elements of the Lord’s Supper being transformed into the body and blood of Jesus. So, very clearly no, the Catholic Church is not the mother church.”

          • Eskimo man

            I didn’t call the Holy Catholic Church mother Church, but I do know that it is the Church that Christ built on rock, and that the Apostles were the first Bishops of the Church. There are historical problems with your false uninformed claims, because as I said before when St John finished writing Revelation in 100 AD the Church that he was a part of already had its 5th Pope St Evaristus. Constantine called the Nicaean council in 325 AD to sort out the problem with the Aryans who did not believe in the divinity of Christ. Over 300 Bishops were in attendance and that is where they came up with the Nicaean Creed. After that it was back to Church business where they sorted out the laws of the Priesthood and such. You can read the council documents on the internet. The Church has not stopped writing since day one, and it is clear that Apostolic succession has gone on for 2,000 years. St Peter was always known to be the leader of the Church as Christ called him rock, and then made him the shepherd of Christ’s flock in John 21:15-17. It doesn’t matter that the Bishop of Rome was not called the Pope in the early days of the Church, but the fact is that everyone knew what Bishop of Rome meant. There does not have to be Biblical evidence of anything considering it is the Church that is the house of God, and the pillar and foundation of the truth 1 Timothy 3:15. Apostolic succession Acts 1: 15-26, Acts 14:23: And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed. Acts 18:24-28, (**NOTE – As good as Apollos was, his theology was not complete. This shows that while some people preach well, it has to be the WHOLE gospel, as taught by the apostles and their successors, not the part of the gospel that you like or are familiar with). Titus 1:5: This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.

            1 Timothy 4:11-16 [11] These things command and teach. [12] Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity. [13] Till I come, attend unto reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine. [14] Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophesy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood. [15] Meditate upon these things, be wholly in these things: that thy profiting may be manifest to all. [16] Take heed to thyself and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee.

            (NOTE** – This is clearly about the ordination into the
            Catholic Priesthood being the fulfilment of the Levitical Priesthood. In the letters to Timothy St Paul is teaching Timothy all about the Catholic Priesthood, which means these scriptures should not be interpreted to be directed at the lay individual.)
            So Peter did claim authority over the Apostles, and he and St Paul went to pagan Rome where the Church was most needed, and both were killed there with St Peter being crucified upside down. Biblically speaking is a heresy because nowhere in the Bible does it say to follow the Bible or a book for that matter. The word of God is to be heard not read. We do not adore Blessed Mary the Mother of God, but we do venerate her as our mother. If you are not one of her children (Seed), then you are the seed of the devil Genesis 3:15 and Revelation 12. At the Lord’s supper did Christ not say “this is My Body and this is the chalice of My Blood? Whole families were baptised, and that includes babies. If you are not Catholic, you are not Christian, and there is no salvation outside the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church.

          • Eskimo man

            Ignatius lived from around A.D. 35 to 107. He was the third bishop of Antioch and tradition records that he was a disciple of the apostle John (cf. The Maryrdom of Ignatius). During the reign of Emperor Trajan, he was taken to Rome and suffered martyrdom there. Along the way he wrote seven letters—one to St. Polycarp of Smyrna, and six others to various churches.

            On the Authority of the Catholic Church

            The Greek root of the term catholic means “according to
            the whole” or “universal.” Ignatius uses the term to refer to the visible and authoritative Church:

            “See that you all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ
            does the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected
            with the Church without the bishop. Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is administered either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude of the people also be; even as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” —Letter to the Smyrnaeans, Ch 8

            Ignatius urges the faithful to submit to the authority of
            their bishop because it is the will of God:

            But inasmuch as love suffers me not to be silent in regard
            to you, I have therefore taken upon me first to exhort you that you would all run together in accordance with the will of God. For even Jesus Christ, our inseparable life, is the manifested will of the Father; as also bishops, settled everywhere to the utmost bounds of the earth, are so by the will of Jesus Christ… Let us be careful, then, not to set ourselves in opposition to the bishop, in order that we may be subject to God. —Letter to the Ephesians, Ch 3,5

            Ignatius recognizes the authority, or “presidency,” in
            particular of the Church at Rome:

            Ignatius, also called Theophorus, to the Church that has
            found mercy in the greatness of the Most High Father and in Jesus Christ, his only son; to the Church beloved and enlightened after the love of Jesus Christ, our God, by the will of him that has willed everything which is; to the Church which also holds the presidency in the place of the country of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honour, worthy of blessing, worthy of praise, worthy of success, worthy of sanctification, and because you hold the presidency of love, named after Christ and named after the Father; here therefore do I salute in the name
            of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father. —Letter to the Romans, Intro

            Ignatius indicates that the Church at Rome possessed the
            authority to teach others:

            You have envied no one; but others you have taught. I desire only that what you have enjoined in your instruction may remain in force. —Letter to the Romans, Ch 3

            Finally, Ignatius confirms—as do other Church Fathers—that this authoritative Church at Rome was founded by Peter and Paul:

            Not as Peter and Paul did, do I command you. They were
            apostles and I am a convict. They were free, and I even to the present time am a slave. —Letter to the Romans, Ch 4

            On the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

            The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (1374). In his Letter to the Smyrnaeans, Ignatius addresses the issue of those who do not believe as the Church does:

            Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God… They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because
            they do not confess that the Eucharist is the Flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Flesh which suffered for our sins and which the Father, in his goodness, raised up again. They who deny the gift of God are perishing in their
            disputes. —Letter to the Smyrnaeans, Ch 6

            Here Ignatius equates the Eucharist to the same flesh of
            Christ that suffered for our sake on the cross. Jesus also uses this literal comparison when he explained, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give
            for the life of the world is my flesh” (John 6:51). Ignatius also explains that the Eucharist must be administered either by a bishop or one of his ordained ministers:

            Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is administered either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it. —Letter to the Smyrnaeans, Ch 8

          • Ephesians 6:12

            There are many things that the Catholic church holds to be true that I disagree with. Part of the reason I disagree with certain things is because I have never found actual proof of those things to be true. Another reason I disagree is because some of those things just seem far too ridiculous and anti-Scriptural to believe.

            A friend of mine is a die hard Catholic. He had set up a meeting for me to speak with a priest at his church. I had asked the priest one of the many typical questions non-catholics have about catholicism, but even he did not have a real answer. I asked why the catholic church still looks at Mary as someone to be honored, and why she is still looked at as a “virgin”. His answer was because she is so pure. My response was, “It is hard to continually be pure if you are dead. And she is dead.” He had agreed, and then said that it is just one of those things that we will fully understand when God reveals it to us. I told him that I use the Christian method of understanding what God wants to reveal to me. I study the Scriptures. And the Scriptures tell us all very plainly not to honor people like Mary and the catholic saints, or anyone else who is dead. We are not to talk to the dead at all. He then had the nerve to ask me if I pray to Jesus. I said, “Of course.” He then said, “Well, if you are a Bible-believing Christian then you know that Jesus died. And yet, you talk to him.” I asked him if he had ever even opened a Bible or listened to anyone who had ever spoken about Jesus. I then said that if he was anything more than a mere corrupt liar in a priest’s tarnished robe he would know that Jesus IS NOT DEAD!

            I did have other questions that I wanted to ask him, but I knew that if I were to allow myself to listen to him spew his evilness anymore I would have become very angry. Even more so than I had already become by that point. He had offered to speak more with me on the topic of catholicism, but I told him it would be safer for him if I were to just leave. So, I did.

            Jesus did not build the catholic church on the shoulders of Peter. He did not grant apostolic succession to anyone. He does not want anyone to talk to Mary or any catholic saint. The Bible says that the believers are the saints. He does not recognize infant baptism. He does not desire for anyone to be called Father, except God. He is not dead, He is risen and alive. I can go on with a very lengthy list of other discrepancies between the catholic church and the Word of God for the simple fact that there are more. But I am sure that you have heard them all before.

            I am not looking for you to point me to the way of catholicism. I do not need a history lesson on what the catholics believe to be the original church. I do not need anyone to point me to what I believe to be false teachings. I have heard a lot of that before. I believe what God has shown me to be true in His word. I will not allow my beliefs to be shaken or twisted. I have had many people from the catholic church to Jehovah’s Witnesses to Mormons to atheists to satanic cults try to get me to believe what they believe. And I have always stood firm in knowing that what I believe comes straight from God’s word. I hope that you realize why I believe what I believe and the fact that it will never change.

          • Meltonmark

            You might gain additional insights by reading the Book of Mormon.

          • Ephesians 6:12

            I have read it. I have also had discussions with Mormons on several topics having to do with Mormonism. They could not answer several of my questions about their own religion. I disagreed with the Book of Mormon and with those who knew as much about their own religion as I did. Actually, it turned out that after I had read the Book of Mormon, I knew a bit more than those Mormons did. They didn’t even know anything about the origins of Mormonism. When I had explained it to them they said they would have to go back and ask someone that they knew in their church.

          • Meltonmark

            Somehow I doubt that.

          • Eskimo man

            The Holy Catholic Church is the truth that provides the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Jesus Christ. If you disagree with the Church you disagree with Christ Luke 10:16, Matthew 18:17, 1 Timothy 3:15, Matthew 16:17-19 etc. What do you mean when you say actual proof? The fact is that the Protestant view of Christianity is far too ridiculous and anti-scriptural to believe. The Bible does not mention the Bible, and certainly does not promote
            the scriptures to be followed without an authority for guidance. There is no such thing as Sola scriptura, and faith alone according to the Bible. Your friend maybe a diehard Catholic, but unless he is a good knowledgeable Catholic, he may as well be Protestant. It sounds to me like the way the Priest spoke to you was outside your Protestant way of understanding because Blessed Mary the Mother of God has to be honoured as our mother because we are her seed that has enmity with the devil’s seed Genesis 3:15, and we are the seed that she protects from the devil that keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ Revelation 12. Blessed Mary is a Virgin and the purest human ever to walk the earth. Blessed Mary is not dead either, she never died at all, she was assumed directly into Heaven and strengthened by God being crowned with a crown of 12 stars. She is the Queen of Heaven and earth. If that
            Priest agreed that Blessed Mary was dead, he is obviously wrong and a bad Priest for saying so. God has already revealed these truths to us. You do not use the Christian method for anything because non Catholics are not Christian. You say that the scriptures tell us not to honour people like Blessed Mary and the Saints, well let’s see what the scriptures say.

            Luke 1: [48] Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

            (NOTE** – [48] “Shall call me blessed”: These words are a prediction of that honour which the church in all ages should pay to the Blessed Virgin. Let Protestants examine whether they are any way concerned in this prophecy.)

            Matthew 22: 31-32: And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, `I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”

            Luke 20:35-36: but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

            Hebrews 13:7: Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God; consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.

            James 5:10: As an example of suffering and patience,
            brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

            John 17:21-22: so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may
            be one, as we are one.

            1 Corinthians 6:17: But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.

            1 Timothy 2:1: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men.

            Luke 9:28-31: Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his
            raiment became dazzling white. And behold, two men talked with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was to accomplish at Jerusalem.

            Read Luke 16:19-31 and take note that If a man in hell can communicate with the dead Abraham and ask him to intercede for his living brothers on earth, how much more can we the living communicate with Abraham and the entire Communion of Saints and ask them to intercede for us?

            Revelation 5:8: And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints;

            Revelation 8:3: And another angel came and stood at the
            altar with a golden censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar before the throne;

            Jesus Christ did build the Holy Catholic Church on the rock of the Papacy that keeps the Church as one through all the ages since Christ, and it is clear that Christ did grant power and Apostolic succession to the Church when He said to go and TEACH all nations, promising to remain with them till the end of time Matthew 28:16-20. The Apostles died, but the Church lives on with Christ as the Head till the end of time.

            Infant Baptism

            Luke 1:13: But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth; for he will be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

            Luke 18:15-17: Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

            Acts 16:31: And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus,
            and you will be saved, you and your household.”

            Col 2:11-12: In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not administered by hand, by stripping off the carnal body, with the circumcision of Christ. You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

            (**NOTE – Here Paul compares the entry rite of Judaism,
            circumcision, with the new entry rite of Christianity, baptism. Jewish children were circumcised and entered
            Judaism on the eighth day their life)

            1 Corinthians 1:16: I did baptize also the household of
            Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.

            (**NOTE – The above verses show that the Holy Spirit can come to infants, even before they’re born; that infants belong to the Kingdom of God; that other household members can be saved through the belief of another; and that whole households were baptized, which would include infants in most Jewish families of the first century).

            What you don’t understand about the scripture saying call no man father, is that it really means God, because before Christ there was only God the Father. If we can’t call no man on earth father, why do these scriptures
            say otherwise?

            Matthew 15:4: For God commanded, `Honour your father and your mother,’ and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.

            Luke 2:48: And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously

            John 8: 54-56: Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my
            glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God. But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day; he saw it and was glad.”

            Acts 7:2: And Stephen said: “Brethren and fathers, hear
            me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopota’mia, before he lived in Haran,

            Romans 4:12: and likewise the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but also follow the example of the faith which our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

            1 Corinthians 4:15: For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

            You can go on as much as you like with your lies and false claims, but I have proven you wrong. The Bible is a Catholic book from the Catholic Church, and it was the Church that officially called it the word of God. The fact is you cannot understand the word of God, and that is why you and over 40,000 other heretic Protestant cults get it wrong. The way of Catholicism is the way of Christ, and you do need a history lesson to see that the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church is the one and only Church of Jesus Christ and Christianity. You cannot see what God is trying to show you, and if you do not change you WILL spend eternity in hell.

  • Mad Lou

    Only the idiotic moron sheeple don’t know. too busy staring at InstaFaceTwit or Game of Thrones. Morals are dead in this terrorist nation. Police kill and abuse, people don’t fucking care. Our government is run by Israehell, people don’t fucking care. Fuck the military, also. Fucking terrorist jarheads morons raised by their phones and violent video games.

    • Elaine.Benes, II

      Amen to that. All of it. Its unreal to me that anybody is still falling for any of this fucking farce.

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  • George W Hill Jr

    your analysis is exactly correct and it appears on the surface… look deeper…to an alternative explanation …try to fill in some blanks …see what ..not was said…see what might have kept secret.

    well there is another way to look at this …I would have done the same thing … but for these undisclosed reasons …

    1.Get the media off russia put me in power. meme ..which at this point is a real threat to his presidency …
    2. Destroy the WOMD in stitu …so no one can use or reuse them
    3. BRING Russia and China into the plan …to destroy WOMD as cleanly as possible
    4. Make it look like a big deal …a big show
    5 China plays its part /approving of the attack “pvt ly” “face to face” … in the bigger picture … they want to be repaid..they must appear outwardly pissed …but are inwardly pleased …Chinese love this type of dichotomy …asian style almost
    6. Set upinteral plans for neocons – let them think they are winning ..set the false flag trap…
    7. Appear to be decisive if not reckless…when really not …”make look like a bad decision but not really …when both Russia and China want these things destroyed for good with ot having to get “permission form Assad.

    look I may be nuts but that is how I see it.

    all in all clever… and if it/the really was false flag all that was done was … destroy WOMD every body wanted destroyed regardless

    Valor Silver

    • livefree1200cc

      Dont be foolish – the US has more wmd’s than any other country on earth – where do you think Syria got them from? Thats right we supply them to anyone that wants them. So when we arent starting unconstitutional wars we are selling weapons to rogue nations and other amateur terrorists

  • mandy smith

    EX-CIA Agent states: What possible benefit would befall Assad for gassing to death his own people — almost immediately after the U.S. conceded his regime would remain in place? HOW ABOUT BECAUSE HES AN EVIL CONCEITED, SELF-RIGHTEOUS, BIGOTED DICTATOR ….and hes not the only one, many of these types of leaders have done some atrocious acts to their OWN people. My word, this guy seriously needs to wake up, he’s another one living under a fluffy pillow

    • Meltonmark

      Have you met him? Didn’t think so.

    • livefree1200cc

      If you rely on main street media for your ‘truth’ – you have already lost your argument. You’ll get no truth from them

  • Russell Anthony

    I thought the president only needed congressional approval for an official declaration of war. We already have a military presence there to fight ISIS. Something that was approved. I know it might be splitting hairs, but I think they might have access to other intelligence data that is not publicly available because it’s classified. Don’t believe the conspiracy theory bullcrap. Assad is not a nice guy.

    • livefree1200cc

      None of that was approved. Obama and Bush also declared war without congressional vote. Its up to congress to assert their power and they havent. They could stop these wars by simply refusing to pay for them. Almost all 535+ of them have been bought and paid for….
      Oh and the real ‘splitting of hairs’ is The U.S. bombing the shit out of multiple countries and somehow its not officially ‘war’. Assad is not a nice guy but his country hasnt bombed 80 other countries in the last 250 years, we have

      • Meltonmark

        RA – who are YOU [plural or State] to declare war on anyone?

  • tony

    ISRAEL MOST LIKELY DID IT SO HER LACKEYS IN DC WOULD BLOW UP SYRIA!!!!!!!THEY BLEW UP OUR SHIP THE USS LIBERTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THOSE TRAITORS IN DC DID NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eskimo man

    Israel is against Assad, America and allies are against Assad, ISIS and the terrorists are against Assad. So it is quite clear who is working with the terrorists to remove Assad, and support the false Jewish state of Israel. These so called Muslims are working for their enemies Israel and America. I’m glad Hillary didn’t get in, and I hoped that Trump might go against the New World Order of the Jews, but as soon as he said that he supports Israel I knew he was one of them.

    • Meltonmark
      • Eskimo man

        I had a brief look at the site you gave, and I do know enough about the Synagogue of Satan to see exactly what is going on and what has happened. It seems though that it is a Protestant piece that supports the KJV Masonic bible. To see the full picture of the Synagogue of Satan, you have to understand who is their enemy, and only opposition. Please read this inside information.

        Catholics Unveiled Masonic Jewish Plot in 1936

        Secret Jewish Plot Unveiled by the Catholic Gazette of England

        In the London Catholic Gazette of February 1936, a
        sensational article was published under the heading: “The Jewish Peril and the Catholic Church”. The monthly organ of the Catholic Missionary Society of England was quoting speeches delivered in a series of secret Jewish meetings in Paris. A few weeks later, the Parisian weekly “Le Reveil du Peuple” published a similar account, adding that the statements had been made at a recent convention of the B’nai B’rith (secret Masonic order in which no Gentile is admitted) held in Paris.

        From the Jewish Peril and The Catholic Church

        “We must always bear in mind that the Catholic Church is the only institution which has stood, and which will, as long as it remains in existence, stand in our way. The Catholic Church, with her methodical work and her edifying and moral teachings,
        will always keep her children in such a state of mind, as to make them too self-respecting to yield to our domination, and to bow before our future King of Israel.

        “We have blackened the Catholic Church with the most
        ignominious calumnies, we have stained her history and disgraced even her noblest activities. We have imputed to
        her the wrongs of her enemies, and thus brought these latter to stand more closely by our side.

        We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War. We can boast of being the Creators of the REFORMATION! Calvin was one of our
        Children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the Reformation.

        “Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends, and again, by Jewish authority and with Jewish finance, his plot
        against the Catholic Church met with success.

        “We are grateful to Protestants for their loyalty to our wishes – although most of them are, in the sincerity of their faith,
        unaware of their loyalty to us. We are grateful to them for the wonderful help they are giving us in our fight against the stronghold of Christian Civilization, and in our preparations for the advent of our supremacy over the whole world and over the Kingdoms of the Gentiles.

        “Let us remember that as long as there still remain active enemies of the Catholic Church, we may hope to become Masters of the World… And let us remember always that the future Jewish King will never reign in the world before the Pope in Rome is dethroned, as well as all the other reigning monarchs of the Gentiles upon earth.”

        http://henrymakow.com/jewish_peril.html

        • Meltonmark

          Thank you for this reply.

          • Eskimo man

            I hope it helps you to see the real truth that no conspiracy researcher will ever tell you.