The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is treated by Western media as an objective group of medical professionals, when it is anything but, says journalist Max Blumenthal. “Not only is the group dedicated to lobbying for regime change in Syria, it operates exclusively in insurgent-held areas at the pleasure of Salafi-jihadi groups from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to Jaysh al-Islam. SAMS claims regarding chemical weapons use should therefore be treated with extreme skepticism. And the organization’s heavy funding by the US government should be viewed as a national scandal. Unfortunately, these disturbing facts have been withheld from the American public,” Blumenthal told RT. *The article below was originally published by Gray Zone website. Reports on unproven allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, the Syria city formerly occupied by the Army of Islam insurgent group, invariably rely on a key source: The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Together with … [Read more...] about Al-Qaeda’s mash unit: How SAMS is selling regime change & driving US to war
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SCIENTISTS have moved the Doomsday clock another 30 seconds closer to midnight, setting the time at 23:57 for the first time since 1953. Here's how the clock works, why the time changes, what it means and when we will learn the time for 2018? What is the Doomsday Clock? Devised in 1947 by the respected journal the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the symbolic clock face signifies the likelihood of global annihilation. The closer the time to midnight, the closer the world is considered to be to catastrophe. Scientists set the time at 23.57 in 2015, where it had remained until 2017 when it was moved 30 seconds closer to midnight. It has not been so close to midnight since the worsening of the Cold War under Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Factors taken into account when setting the "time" this year were: "A rise in strident nationalism worldwide, President Donald Trump’s comments on nuclear arms and climate issues, a darkening global security landscape, and a growing disregard for … [Read more...] about What is the Doomsday clock, how close to midnight is it and was the time changed for 2018?
Sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) will tell you that the symptoms can be painful and often embarrassing to live with. The telltale bloating, cramps and frequent toilet trips can rear at any time, wreaking havoc on the digestive system.Thousands of people in the UK have been diagnosed with this common digestive order, and researchers believe that as many as two in 10 people are currently living with IBS.Been up since 6am and it’s only now that I’m feeling settled after numerous visits to the bathroom through the course of the day. Some days the #IBS takes that last bit of hope away from me & leads me to a very dark place.— Huddle-Duddle (@huddle_duddle) March 24, 2018 Not sure exactly what it is or how to tackle the symptoms? Dr Ann Robinson, lead GP at Bupa Health Clinics, reveals more about the causes, warning signs and treatments…What exactly is IBS and who gets it?IBS affects 10-15% of the worldwide population, but because it’s not the … [Read more...] about Noticed a change in your bowel movements? It could be a sign of IBS…
Oil giant Shell was aware of the consequences of climate change, and the role fossil fuels were playing in it, as far back as 1988, documents unearthed by a Dutch news organisation have revealed. They include a calculation that the oil company’s products alone were responsible for 4 per cent of total global carbon emissions in 1984. They also predict that changes to sea levels and weather would be “larger than any that have occurred over the last 12,000 years”. Read more ‘Missing’ nitrogen discovery could revolutionise climate science Washington's cherry blossoms bloom later this year Fiji’s existence threatened by ‘frightening new era’ of climate change Warm water rapidly melting Antarctica from below due to climate change As a result, the documents foresee impacts on living standards, food supplies and other major social, political and economic consequences. In The Greenhouse Effect, a 1988 internal report by Shell scientists, … [Read more...] about Shell predicted dangers of climate change in 1980s and knew fossil fuel industry was responsible
Sputnik: Why is it that we are hearing different statements from the US President and the Pentagon? Richard Murphy: Well, I think, what you are hearing is a phenomenon that Americans still try to get used to, where the president makes statements almost on impulse and then his advisors tell him: "Look, here is the situation, that we are in and here is a considered strategy of how to change our situation." He is out there saying: "We must do, I want to do this." It's confusing, there is no question. Sputnik: So, in your opinion, who actually makes the calls about America's military activity in Syria? Richard Murphy: Decisions are ultimately in the president's ends coming from the Oval Office. But they will reconcile contradictory views and opinions of the US military, of the US State Department, that is the purpose of the National Security Council to coordinate different approaches and advise the … [Read more...] about Assad Must Go… But When? Ex-US Ambassador Sees ‘Change in Policy’ Toward Syria