We live in incredible times. This past week we witnessed something that, quite frankly, the world could have done without. On Saturday Sept. 17th, we learned that the US 'Coalition' did the unimaginable - an attack which killed at least 70 soldiers and wounded 100 others - in an airstrike meant to target ISIS near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in Syria. The US claimed it was a mistake, but this excuse does not seem too credible when examining what happened.
One thing is abundantly clear after observing all of the mainstream news coverage this week: the West, comprising of US and NATO member states, have relaunched a major public relations campaign to demonize the government of Syria, and to glorify terrorist groups, their affiliates and fake NGOs operating in places like Aleppo. Also this week: The US presidential election just got even uglier, as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both declared war on each other; and coming up, the 15 year anniversary of 9/11.
Last week, in my first episode of our new members podcast, ON THE QT, I said this would be the "Summer of GLADIO". Sadly, it looks as if it's already begun. We saw a major 'terrorist' attack his Istanbul, Turkey, killing over 40 people and injuring a further 150. Authorities and media were quick to label this an "ISIS" event. No surprise there. No doubt, the timing of this event and its location will be used to drive a geopolitical agenda. The question is: who's agenda is it?
On a normal edition of this newsletter I would be getting straight into our geopolitical SITREP right here - letting you know what we think is happening in places like Syria, Yemen, Russia, China, Brussels and so forth, but we'll save that analysis for later and in our articles currently up on 21st Century Wire. Today, I want to do something else, which many of you might find more than a little interesting...