Syria Chaos: Russia Jumps In the Fray

As Syria’s civil war enters its fourth year, it’s become something of an open secret that ISIS, for all their bluster and Hollywood-level video editing capabilities, are at best an unhappy side effect of efforts to train and arm the Syrian resistance and at worst, are a “strategic asset” funded and supported by coalition governments.

In other words, there is indeed a geopolitical chess match going on here that will have far-reaching consequences when the blood and dust settle, but it has nothing to do with ISIS’ far-fetched quest to establish a Medieval caliphate and everything to do with installing a government in Syria that will be more friendly to the interests of the West and its Middle Eastern allies.

ISIS will remain in play as long as they are necessary, but once the time comes for the US to clean up the mess left by Syria’s three-front war once and for all, that will be all she wrote for this particular CIA asset. Until then, everyone apparently gets to use Islamic State as an excuse to pursue their own political agenda, as evidenced by Turkey’s new war on “terrorists.” Not wanting to miss an opportunity to justify what would otherwise be a rather brash declaration, Russia is reportedly ready to send in the paratroopers should Syria request Moscow’s help in battling terrorist elements. ….


Vaccines: Delusional Researchers Ignore Their Own Findings

DeMeo et al. took 13 926 extremely low birth weight infants born at 28 weeks or less and compared compared the incidence of sepsis evaluations, need for increased respiratory support, intubation, seizures, and death among immunized infants in the 3 days before and after immunization.

Here is what the results showed:

With most infants receiving 3 or more vaccinations, the incidence of

  • sepsis increased from 5.4 to 19.3 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination
  • need for increased respiratory support increased from 6.6 to 14.0 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination
  • intubation increased from 2.0 to 3.6 per 1000 patient-days after vaccination

Here was the conclusion reported by the authors:

All ELBW infants in the NICU had an increased incidence of sepsis evaluations and increased respiratory support and intubation after routine immunization.

Because the risk of sepsis, intubation, and respiratory support were increased regardless of vaccine type – a class effect – the authors chose to use a sleight of hand to reinforce current practice by stating:

Our findings provide no evidence to suggest that physicians should not use combination vaccines in ELBW infants. …

Tactics to repackage and reframe scientific findings (especially since trials are now registered making it more difficult to hide them in the file drawer) include distraction, focus on minor details of the trial, and dismissal of meaningful findings as “implausible”. This particular tactic was employed by Kelly et al. who authored a paper finding increases in viral infection after influenza vaccination. The authors handily dismiss the findings by stating:

This could be interpreted to mean that influenza vaccination increases the risk of being infected by viruses other than influenza, but we believe that this explanation is biologically implausible.

Of course, this finding would be implausible to those who don’t comprehend the meaning of antigenic sin and the misprogramming that vaccines are responsible for through activation of only our humoral and not cell-mediated immunity. ….

Actually, who is more deluded: medical researchers or those who trust them?