Nothing like the high ceilings and how the whole front opens up to Chi Lang park although the new one cannot compare to the original.
Keep up the good work! Thanks you your reply, Tim. I lived near there in the early 90s and would eat at the restaurant in front just to look at the building. Looks like it is in reasonable repair except for the out-buildings stables? Would appreciate any info you have on it. Not as much as I would like! I will keep looking to see if I can find the original owner.
Thanks for that, I agree there are some great location shots in the movie, in fact I plan to do another piece soon about the locations used when they made the two Quiet American films and The Lover. Still- the simulations from that time period are fascinating to watch. Your email address will not be published.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. The Continental Palace Hotel Terrace in the late s. Siesta time outside the Continental Palace Hotel. The Saigon Palace Hotel in the late colonial period. At the same time that this disarmament process was taking place, Syria was being engulfed in a civil war which has resulted in a humanitarian crisis.
Over a half million people have died. It is a war that pits the Syrian government against a variety of anti-regime forces, many of which are Islamic in nature: Some of these Islamic factions have been in the vicinity of Ghouta since Earlier this year, the Syrian government initiated an offensive to liberate that area of these factions. It was very heavy fighting, thousands of civilians were killed, with massive aerial bombardment.
Government forces were prevailing and by April 6 it looked as if the militants were preparing to surrender. Suddenly the allegations come out that there was this chemical weapons attack. According to the militants, between 40 and 70 people were killed and up to people were made ill. This is the case the US made to launch its missile strike [on April 14]. There are a lot of problems with this scenario. Again, why would the Syrian government, at the moment of victory, use a pinprick chemical attack with zero military value?
It added nothing to the military campaign and invited the wrath of the West at a critical time, when the rebels were begging for Western intervention.
Many, including the Russian government, believe that this was a staged event. There has been no hard evidence put forward by anyone that an attack took place. Shortly after allegations of the attack came out, the entire town of Douma was taken over by the Syrian Army while the rebels were evacuated. The places that were alleged to have been attacked were inspected by Russian chemical weapons specialists, who found zero trace of any chemicals weapons activity.
The same inspectors who oversaw the disarmament of Syria were mobilized to return to Syria and do an investigation. They were supposed to start their work this past weekend [April ]. The United States, France and Great Britain have all admitted that the only evidence they have used to justify this attack were the photographs and videotapes sent to them by the rebel forces.
I have great concern about the United States carrying out an attack on a sovereign nation based on no hard evidence. The longer we wait, the longer it takes to get inspectors onto the site, the more claims we are going to get that the Russians have sanitized it. I believe that the last thing the United States wanted was inspectors to get on-site and carry out a forensic investigation that would have found that a chemical attack did not in fact take place.
It is sort of like cleaning up a police crime scene before you check for evidence. They bombed three other facilities. One was in the suburbs of Damascus, a major metropolitan area. The generals said that they believed there were quantities of nerve agent there.
So, in a building in a densely populated area where we believe nerve agent is stored, what do we do? We blow it up! If there had in fact been nerve agent there, it would have resulted in hundreds or even thousands of deaths. That fact that nobody died is the clearest evidence yet that there was no nerve agent there. The United States is just winging it, making it up.
One of the tragedies is that we can no longer trust our military, our intelligence services, our politicians. They will manufacture whatever narrative they need to justify an action that they deem to be politically expedient. I believe The New York Times had to retract their story. They put out a story about thousands of people dying, claiming that it was definitely done by the Syrian government. It turned out later that the number of deaths was far lower and that the weapons systems used were probably in the possession of the rebels.
It was a case of the rebels staging a chemical attack in order to get the world to intervene on their behalf.
A similar scenario unfolded last year when the Syrian government dropped two or three bombs on a village and suddenly there were reports that there was sarin nerve agent and chlorine gas wafting through the village, killing scores of people. Videotapes were taken of dead and dying and suffering people which prompted Trump to intervene. Inspectors never went to the site. Instead they relied upon evidence collected by the rebels.
As a weapons inspector, I can tell you that chain of custody of any samples that are to be used in the investigation is an absolute. You have to be at the site when it is collected, it has to be certified to be in your possession until the laboratory.
Any break in the chain of custody makes that evidence useless for a legitimate investigation. So we have evidence collected by the rebels. They videotaped themselves carrying out the inspection, wearing training suits that would not have protected them at all from chemical weapons! Like almost everything having to do with these rebels, this was a staged event, an act of theater. Who has been supporting this particular group of rebels? On the one hand, we have the actual fighters, the Army of Islam, a Saudi-backed fundamentalist group who are extraordinarily brutal.
The first thing you would want to do is establish chain of custody and nail down the crime scene. I was a participant in the Gulf War and we spent the bulk of that war conducting a massive aerial campaign against Iraq.
I was one of the people who helped come up with the target list that was used to attack. Each target had to have a purpose. We bombed three targets, a research facility in Damascus and two bunker facilities in western Syria.
It was claimed that all three targets were involved with a Syrian chemical weapons program. But the Syria weapons program was verified to be disarmed. So what chemical weapons program are we talking about?
Then US officials said that one of these sites stored sarin nerve agent and chemical production equipment. That is a very specific statement. Now, if Syria was verified to be disarmed last year, with all this material eliminated, what are they talking about?
What evidence do they have that any of this material exists? They just make it up. We would be able to reverse engineer that site and tell you exactly what happened when. Now, the US government can say, there is not supposed to be any sarin nerve agent in Syria, therefore we can state that the Syrians have a covert sarin nerve agent capability. We bombed empty buildings. They got rid of it. We were among the nations that certified that they had been disarmed.
We just created this phantom threat out of nothing so that we could attack Syria and our president could be seen as being presidential, as being the commander in chief at a time when his credibility was being attacked on the home front. That helps clarify the situation. Of course, it also leaves us terrified because we are so far away from the truth. As an American citizen who happens to be empowered with knowledge about how weapons inspections work, how decisions are made regarding war, I am disillusioned beyond belief.
But we have been lied to by military officers who are supposed to be above that. Three top Marine Corps officers stood before the American people and told bald-faced lies about what was going on. And we have been lied to by the corporate media, a bunch of paid mouthpieces who repeat what the government tells them without question. So Donald Trump can say there are chemical weapons in Syria, the generals parrot his words, the Congress nods its head dumbly, and the mass media repeats it over and over again to the American public.
Are you worried that we might end up in a shooting war with Russia at this point? A week ago I was very worried.
If I am going to give kudos to Jim Mattis it will be because he took the desire of Trump and Bolton to create a major crisis with Russia over the allegations of Syrian chemical weapons use and was able to water that down into putting on a show for the American people.
We warned the Russians in advance, there were no casualties, we blew up three empty buildings. We spent a quarter of a billion dollars of taxpayer money and we got to pat ourselves on the back and tell everybody how great we are. But we avoided a needless confrontation with the Russians and I am a lot calmer today about the potential of a shooting war with Russia than I was a week ago.
Voices from a Hidden Classroom. So Scott are you off probation yet and will Alan Chartock let you back on the air or are they still hung up on those arrests for soliciting minors for sex? But in a time where most people are mostly interested in sports events, fun, sex and extreme crime-movies, you can be sure, they believe any political crap they are being fed with.
It was the same thing with the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. Of course it had to be Putin who ordered this, since the poison found, that is for sure, could only have been produced by the Russians.
Hence Russia has to be punished with more sanctions. What do you say about this? The US military establishment obviously is aware of the Russian advanced weaponry recently announced by Vladimir Putin. Putin is not bragging, he is too reserved and level headed. There is an interesting article on the new Russian weapons on Unz Review. I strongly recommend reading this article. It can also be found on my Facebook. This is the same with N.
Korea does not have the ability to manufacture nuclear weapons. They may have the knowledge?? Russia and China have been providing them old leaking missiles to launch.
Also probably a new one to test rather than in their own Countries that would violate treaty. Whilst largely agreeing with this article, Ritter should be as aware as anyone with regards the slick propaganda machine the terrorists are able to run.
That because he has killed the other half…the ones who do believe this is a regime. Any leader of any nation who has killed his own population in the way he has needs to be dealt with…as said…it is a humanitarian crisis! They are to be blamed for these deaths not Assad. Thank you for giving another version of events. We in the USA, need so desperately be informed from other sources than our mainstream media.
Watch RT news ,being in the usa you may have to get it online or failing thay youtube but you will get a far more balanced news reporting than in American or here in UK.
Green is the author of two lengthy investigation U. America and Israel in the Middle East Iraq, it was decided, would be the first test case. If America does continue to apply this doctrine we will discover, as Israel has, that it is destructive of our most important foreign relations, and the international laws and institutions which support those relations.
The Bush Administration has done this in the name of internal security and will find, as has Israel, that unilateral pre-emption is the antithesis of internal security…. We will begin to have a public conversation about the individual faces of unilateral pre-emption—a number of senior aides in the Executive Branch, particularly in the Pentagon, White House and State Department.
The foreign government involved in each instance was the State of Israel. In addition to aforementioned abuses, why is our water supply poisoned with fluoride? Fluoride does benefit youth, but in topical application only.
Ask your dentist, they will not know as it is taught in dental school to be beneficial, same as the Federal Reserve in business schools — to regulate the economy. Nothing could be further from the truth as it is neither federal nor a reserve.
Fluoride is the active component in Sarin Gas. It is a halogen that kicks out iodine and harms the thyroid. It is an enzyme disruptor that interferes with biological enzyme action. It is a major component to global warming with dramatically higher effects than carbon.
It is a class 5 poison with higher toxicity than arsenic. It cause dental fluorosis in the majority of youth in areas of fluoridation weakening tooth enamel by making it thinner and more brittle. It is eulogized in Dental schools to the point that emotional responses have overshadowed scientific proof of harm to teeth. And most important it is now everywhere in the environment in amounts doing harm to wildlife and vegetation.
All based on questionable data showing dental decay is insignificant do to fluoride, whereas good nutrition and reduction of simple carbohydrates produces good teeth.
But fluoride has gone from a toxic waste status to a product and no longer under the rules of the EPA. As for Isreal and its road to property ownership, it appears that the only resource claiming ownership is the Bible. Historical documents of ownership seem to be missing. Judy Wood should be commended on her science to bring a critical analysis of what happened to the towers. This story has nothing to do with use of chemical weapon.. Unless I misunderstand, it is said in this article, dated April 27, that the inspectors have not yet visited the sites of the alleged attacks.
Yet, on the home page of the OPCW, it is stated that such visits took place on April 21 and April 25, and that samples were collected on the 25th. Due to the security situation the team was only able to visit Douma on 21 April.
The team also interviewed some people related to the Douma incident, who were brought to Damascus. It also collected samples at this site. They will be split and dispatched for analysis by the OPCW designated labs.
The delegation would bring some Syrians to speak about the reported Douma incident. Higgins earlier had brought attention to Kaszeta via the Brown Moses blog. Was there a relationship between the verdict and his work as weapons inspector? During the first offenses he was not punished harshly. Perhaps the laws changed in the process and the jury was convinced and the judge decided to give a harsher sentence.
For firefighters who worked in World Trade Center rubble, the future includes a heightened risk of cancer. For firefighters who worked in World Trade Center rubble, the future includes a heightened risk of cancer Firefighters make their way through the rubble of the World Trade Center.
The work probably made them more likely to develop certain types of cancer, according to new research. The fact that numerous firefighters and other first responders have continued to fall ill, some of them terminally, has been much discussed in the media. But the mainstream media have not raised the most pressing question: Why have first responders developed cancer and other fatal diseases that should not have been caused by the fires in, and collapses of, the World Trade Center buildings?
In his essay introducing new research, Kevin Ryan ties the presence of these energetic materials to the illnesses and substances found in the tissues and organs of ailing responders and of those who have already died. In response to this need, concerned citizens should consider the possible correlation between evidence for energetic materials at the WTC and the environmental exposure which appears to have caused so many illnesses in the first responders.
And how long has this been going on? I wonder why that is? Now, where is my white helmet, the one with the dash-cam? I think I set it down somewhere after rehearsal. It is a proxy war, fueled by foreign interests, mainly the US and Israel. We should not call it a civil war. I feel the same as you, John, we have been raised on propaganda. I can flash back to my childhood realizing how much of what i was told to believe was the actual reverse.
There have been great researchers writing for books and magazines before alternative sites like CN woke us even more to the lies. How i wish i had kept my copies of Ramparts magazine! Jessika, the archives of Ramparts Magazine are online at http: And now we wait to see what kind of twists the final report will contain. I came to this same conclusion about a week ago.
This was a propaganda ploy for a manufactured reason to escalate tensions with the demonized Russians. I searched reports from actual people in the area of the alleged attack. Some of these reports have been disappeared since first reported. Censorship to correspond with the grand false narrative. Americans are sadly, being played and a dangerous game at that. Several sites have called me a heretic or an al-Assad apologist. Their propagandists are doing their jobs very well, which is sad.
In fact, during the Israeli-Saudi-U. I am more than sure that you will get best result. Best Of Luck for new Initiative! Unfortunately, the talk between Mr.
President Donald Trump claimed all the over missiles struck their targets, while Syrians claim 70 were eliminated using ant-missile defensive equipment — of which a significant number were fired at various strategically vital airfields. If the Syrian narrative is the one which reflects reality, Mr. Perhaps readers of Consortium News can help in clarifying these and other important, relevant, remaining questions while Mr. Bernstein arrange for conducting a more in-depth and thorough Part 2 of this interview.
The Syrians have remains of missiles that were shot down. Obviously it follows that not all missiles hit their target.
First, the chenical attack must actually have taken place. Secondly, the US rocket attack must have done substantial damage. Thirdly, there must have been no collusion with the Russians. Absent any of those, and serious doubt has been cast on all of them, Trump has dug himself deeper into the Russiagate quagmire and can save himself only by inflicting a decisive defeat on Putin, if not in Syria, then somewhere else, Ukraine, for example.
Putin pulls out, Assad falls. Assad falls, Putin is discredited in the eyes of his elderly Soviet-generaton supporters back home and falls too. Even worse, if it turns out that Trump was the victim of the scam rather than part of it, then Putin will have humiliated the President of the US by playing a childish prank on him.
On all three counts quite the opposite is the case. Insofar as President Trump would align himself with those values, he would have our support as well. You should hope Mr. This Kenny fellow makes an appearance here from time to time, always eager to embarrass himself with his many non sequiturs and logical fallacies. Thanks for bothering to instruct him. This Kenny cannot be instructed. Best Kenny be left to wither and die due to lack of attention after all it is attention he craves, hence his appearance here.
Huge, huge mistake by Consortium News to start citing Scott Ritter. All he has is his name, his name is going to do Consortium News far more harm than good. Please, for your own sakes, reconsider. Scott Ritter may have been someone twenty years ago. Now, he is nothing more than a convicted sex predator.
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