Blossom Goodchild and the Federation of Light, June 22, 2018.

Blossom Goodchild and the Federation of Light, June 22, 2018.


THE EVENT. Another channelling on the subject!!

Hello Everybody and Welcome.

Here is the latest channelling. I wanted to ask about THE EVENT again and felt after doing it, that it was all so very familiar and yet, I couldn’t seem to find any ‘recent’ channellings that were exactly the same. Maybe I am going mad!!

http://www.blossomgoodchild.com/index.html?page=BG347june22.html

So often I have thoughts of ‘What the … is this all about?’ What’s it all for etc. This, from a woman who preaches about Being here to change the Vibration through our LIGHT! I just felt the need to remind those of you feeling the same now and then … that chemtrails and all other toxins and poisons, in our body, in our food, in our water, in our skies, on our land, are, in my opinion a MAJOR contribution as to why we feel the way we do. And THAT Ladies and Gentleman, is why we are here … to SHINE through all of that! We are THE STRONGEST OF THE STRONG, remember? So easy to forget, when melancholy and lethargy take hold, though no fault of our own. Just saying!

DON"T FORGET LOCALS. ( Noosa, Sunshine Coast QLD)

On reading this channelling for the first time after bringing it through, I could not help but feel/know I have had this kind of conversation with them before … and yet, when channelling it, I did not remember I had. So, there must be a reason why much of it has come through again. Maybe, I haven’t been through this before with them in this way? Checking it out I couldn’t find a simmilar one.Maybe, I am ready for the nuthouse?

Here we are, once again. There are many questions people ask that, for me, are just too off the scale to comprehend. My mind doesn’t creep into places/spaces that some other’s seem to do. I seem to accept much, simply ‘As Is’. Yet, I can see the frustration for those who have these very inquisitive minds, and yet, I feel it is just not for ‘us’ to go there. So, apologies to those who were hoping I would! However, one thing that … is/has been /will be … on everybody’s minds is this topic of THE EVENT. Some renowned channellers never mention it, some speak of it happening this year, some say it won’t be taking place for many, many years. No wonder everyone is so confused and disappointed. Can you see this from our perspective? It can be very disheartening to read such varied and diverse information from those sources that people trust … including yourselves, with all respect. Ok? So … straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak … What/when/ How/ why/ is this EVENT all about? Can we not get it straight once and for all and then leave it be, until such a time when we REALLY need to KNOW it is ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE PLACE. Thank you.

Welcome to you, Dearest Blossom and to those souls who KNOW us to be of Truth and Love-Light. All that we have entrusted to you via words in these communications have been to the best of our ability and Knowing. One must, as they are evolving into a Lighter degree of themselves … understand that there is much that simply cannot be conveyed due to knowledge of what is to be … not being ready to divulge.

Why not?

Because there are certain courses of Events that need to take place before the next course of events can even be put in place. Although, the Divine plan is in hand … due to free will and alignment of planetary concourse, (? ) there is much that determines different outcomes. Much of which can be unexpected and therefore, one has to re-route in order to get all things back onto the correct trajectory, in order for things to continue as … they should / are … planned.

Therefore, we cannot ‘give away’ too much. This is not the only reason. If we were to say too much as to the when and wherefores’, there are those of your density that would immediately put counteractions into place … trying their upmost to prevent such ‘Heavenly encounters’ from taking place. Therefore, regarding this particular issue, much must be kept under wraps.

Yet, this does not really answer as to why there is so much conflict between the information that is brought forth. Yes, I am aware of deliberate false info, yet, as I say, many ‘stable’ messengers have different information coming through. So many are so tired … and have just had enough!

We are aware of this and yet we KNOW Each One will continue on in their Light – mind and body. Everything is changing at rapid speed now. May we divert the subject for a moment, to say that we are also aware of many souls that are experiencing off beat regulation within their heart Energy. Some are feeling it directly aimed … at/through … the heart and some experiencing disfunctioning around the said area. We are not saying to ignore this, for it is real and alarming to many. Yet, we are saying in ways of comfort, that many experiencing such, are ‘coming through the other side’ without further concern. This is in conjunction with the Higher Energetic Vibration that is merging with your Planet and yourself. As your body is adjusting to these Higher Energies, one will ‘naturally’ experience irregular happenings, due to the upgrade of organs within the body. The heart, of course, being a MAJOR vitality and therefore, ‘its changes’ as it moves it’s frequency into a higher position will affect some, more than others, in its doing so. This is also happening with much within the physicality and we seek to reassure you that these ‘occurrences’ are only temporary. Yet, we reiterate that we are not of your medical profession and of course, if one is of deep concern, then a visit to your worldly practioners in this field will perhaps put the mind at rest.

Should it be that matters of the heart need to be ‘adjusted’ physically by such practioners, then this would be because the Vibration change for some, exerted movement a little too high for that which it was ready for … Yet, know, all this will gradually settle down.

Extreme tiredness is ‘falling’ upon many. For lifetimes, has one prepared for that which is coming. For eons have souls of Light ‘fought’ their way through the darkness and come through valiantly.

The soul is weary … and coupled with distractions that are emanating from chemicals all around and within so much that one is in daily contact with … the NEED for SOMETHING to reassure and give encouragement to continue is very much at the forefront of the minds of so many.

Yes indeed! One can sometimes wonder if THE EVENT is just a carrot to keep us going? Yet, it can have the opposite effect when, once again (as I/we predicted it would ) talk and expectation of THE EVENT taking place, die down, and one is left feeling deflated and forlorn. So … back to the original question … how can there be/why is there … so much difference regarding our future days? I feel you will say something re timelines and parallel universes etc. Am I right, or am I right?

You are wrong!

LOL!

For we would prefer to give an original analogy.

Oh! Please do!

Dearest souls … the reason behind these differential outcomes of your future days is because perspectives of that which lie ahead can alter within possibilities and … there are endless possibilities. So, it may be that one giver of information feels a greater lean toward a particular outcome and another feels a slant toward another kind of outcome.

Yet … YOU speak of THE EVENT taking place at some point … and that is a HUGE happening, whenever that maybe. (That differs greatly too. ) Surely, IF THAT IS TO BE SO … how can it be that another messenger doesn’t even mention it … as if it simply is not on the cards? It makes one wonder what IS the TRUTH and WHEN it will take place and WHY we should carry on believing in such a thing.

Blossom … do you personally believe THE EVENT will take place?

Huh! You got me there! My Truth is … I want so much to believe it … to know it. I can imagine it ( although I can’t seem to grasp what takes place after it ) Then there are times when I question as to whether or not it will take place at all. It has been said these changes will take place in our life time. Well, some of the folk reading your words are in their late eighties … they are ‘not feeling it’ and yet have waited for sixty years or more!! Very disheartening for them.

So, we ask you again … do you personally believe THE EVENT will take place?

The only answer I can give you is … I’d like to! For a start … YOU have said it will and I am your messenger, so little point in me not trusting you.

Yet, you have the right to your own thoughts. As White Cloud along with ourselves, have always stated … if we say something that does not resonate as YOUR TRUTH, then discard it. For it is YOUR TRUTH that is TRUTH to/for you.

Thing is, I am not saying it is or it isn’t my Truth. I am saying I don’t know!

Let us say to you now IN OUR TRUTH … we can only … bring through/offer to you … that which is OUR TRUTH. We do not have the ‘right’ nor the ‘distinction’ to comment on another’s opinions and thoughts regarding this matter.

WE OFFER YOU OUR TRUTH. And in the nicest way, we say ‘Take it or leave it’.

This is our point, Blossom. We offer you that which WE ARE AWARE OF. One does not have to abide by it … there is no naughty corner if what we say does not resonate for any individual.

Each soul walks their own path … each soul is walking home … taking different journeys to get them there … through choices made. There is not just the one pathway … For as many souls that travel … there are as many paths.

IN OUR TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING … THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE.

Thank you for this. Yet, as I have said many times before, some agree with me some don’t … it would be so uplifting and encouraging to have a little lead up to it … like NOW! No notice necessary! JUST DO SOMETHING! Yes, I know that by saying this, emails will flood in explaining that we are not here to be rescued. We are here to do it ourselves. THIS I KNOW! Yet, did YOU/WE know when we arrived to ‘accomplish’ this transformation, just HOW DIFFICULT it was going to get? Seriously … were we all aware of how low the dimmest lights would stoop? We couldn’t know, for life is ever expanding in its diversity and maybe, just maybe … a BOOSTER from you guys, would counteract a few ‘supposed boosters’ that are being injected into our systems! I sound like I am ranting. I am Truly doing fine and yet, there are so many that simply are not and would welcome a ‘warm up act’ to get us motivated and recharged … in order to see this thing through.

A long while ago Blossom, you asked us to hold council to see if this would be possible.

Did I get an answer?

We said we would do so.

And did you?

We did.

I forget the outcome?

After lengthy discussions we felt it wise to give display throughout the years on a smaller scale than you were … expecting/seeking … for reasons of safety to those upon your Planet. For we assume many awakened souls are aware that should such a thing occur … even as a warm up act … on a bigger scale than we are presenting now … it could cause much turmoil and disruption.

I don’t follow politics, as you know … yet, isn’t that exactly what is happening on the political front anyway? Much turmoil and disruption? Why not throw an enormous Light ship into the mix and see where we all end up? It is time guys … is it not? Is it not time just to go for it? Many say WE AS A WHOLE are not ready. Well, why not just do it and find out? We are picking up the pieces of this mess all the time. If we were to experience a SHIP OF LIGHT for all to see … we could continue to pick up the pieces, yet, with renewed hope in our hearts and the desire to serve in ways of helping others to understand, as so many of us are ‘waiting around twiddling thumbs’, to do so’. My! My! Best step down off my little soap box!

Blessed Souls of Light upon the Earth plane … We are always keen to have such conversations, for they ‘Enlighten’ us also, as to your Earthly dilemmas. We are not ‘from’ this side of the experience and therefore, heartfelt offerings from you, are always welcome to assist us in understanding the situation from your perspective.

Goodness! Don’t get me started!

Due to Energy, we feel it is time for us to take our leave for this communication. We very much ‘take to heart’ that which you have spoken of on behalf of many, Blossom. It is neither ignored nor dismissed. Yet, taken deeply into account regarding ongoing procedures.

Well, thank you for acknowledging that. Ok chaps … must get on … living life to the best of my ability and KEEPING ON KEEPING ON … because that’s what will get us to wherever it is we are going. Much Love … Much Gratitude, for this conversation and for considering me worthy and indeed honourable enough for this to take place!

A pleasure to serve … in the interest of the Highest good of all that is.

Make every day a HAPPY HUMAN DAY!

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Please revisit The Invocation ‘We are the Game Changers’ whenever the mood takes you … to keep the Energy as HIGH as we can.

http://youtu.be/MYeqbshjgmA

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Cobra’s Firing the Grid – Update, May 21, 2018.

The Portal: Cobra’s Firing the Grid – Update, May 21, 2018.

Certain Light Forces fleet, even more evolved that the Pleiadian fleet, has begun activating and preparing certain key members of the surface population for Compression Breakthrough and the Event.

This process may trigger all of suppressed energy patterns and belief systems and its purpose is to test preparedness.

Remain calm.

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Dragon sources have communicated that holders of cintamani stones are part of the planetary grid for Compression Breakthrough. This grid now extends into the Agartha network. Cintamani is a sacred stone of the Agartha network. Dragons are asking everybody to treat cintamani stones with respect and are requesting people who are involved in surface cintamani grid, to refrain from having physical contact with their own cintamani stones in moments when they are having a conflict with other surface humans, or when they are in a extremely negative emotional state, to avoid contaminating the grid.

Victory of the Light!

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2018/05/firing-grid-update.html/

The Portal: Cobra’s Update Entry Protocols, May 9, 2018.

The Portal: Cobra’s Update Entry Protocols, May 9, 2018.

These preparations are part of a huge project that I am involved with.

In full alignment with the new (beta) timeline, certain most awakened members of the surface population may, or may not be given an option to leave the surface of the planet and be accepted within the underground Resistance Movement or other positive Agartha factions.

Recent prophetic dream of Teresa Yanaros is a direct result of this awakening sequence and requires a detailed analysis:

The dream was taking place in a hypnagogic state, that thin line between the waking state and sleep that is a portal between physical and higher dimensions:

The dream was induced as a signal for the surface population to start preparing for the contact with the Agartha network, and actually reveals a large part of entry protocols.

If you are reading this, you may, or may not be invited to enter the Resistance or other positive Agartha faction before the Event.

I can give exact description and guidance for the entry protocols into the Resistance. I can not give exact entry protocols for other positive Agartha factions, although they are almost exactly the same in most aspects.

If you are selected for pre-Event entry into the Resistance, the entry protocols are as follows:

1. You will be physically contacted by a Resistance agent, very near to the place where you live. He or she will be wearing plain civilian clothes and will emanate very positive energy. He/she will introduce herself/himself to you and ask you if your are willing to enter the Resistance. It will be explained to you that after entering the Resistance, you will NOT be able to have any physical contact with the surface population.

2. You will be given between 5 and 15 minutes to collect your personal items to bring with you. You will be asked to bring objects of personal emotional value (wedding rings, photos of loved ones,…) because all other objects (clothing, food, gold, cash, ID documents…) can be easily reproduced with replicators. You will be given a small bag and all your items will need to fit in that bag. Size and weight requirements will be very similar to requirements astronauts had for their personal items on a Space Shuttle:

3. The Resistance agent will escort you to the entry point into the Resistance. This will usually be a service door in the cellar or basement inside a commercial building close to your home. There he will guide you to descend a set of stairs that will lead you 30 meters/yards underground to the topmost level of the Resistance. The stairs will look somewhat like this:

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4. When you reach Resistance level, you will approach a high-tech door that will lead into a structure that will look somewhat like a shower cabin:

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At this point the agent will ask you the last time if you are willing to enter the Resistance. If you refuse, you will be brought back to the surface and will never be contacted again before the Event. If you accept, the agent will leave you alone and you will enter through the high-tech door by yourself. You will be asked to take off all your clothes and leave the bag with your personal belongings in a special tray. Then you will be asked to enter the “shower cabin”, where you will be disinfected from all nanotechnology and from most viruses and bacteria.

5. You will exit from the other side of the “shower cabin” into the Resistance proper, refreshed and disinfected. At this point you will feel much better, with bursts of inner joy and will feel very alive and full of energy.

A new set of clothing will wait for you in the tray with your original clothing being disintegrated, and your personal items will be waiting in the bag, disinfected and free from nanites.

6. You will enter the next room where a medical doctor will perform a medical check. This check will take about 30 minutes and will be totally non-invasive and painless. If you had any serious medical condition prior to your entry into the Resistance, it will be in most cases corrected within additional 10 to 20 minutes with a special quantum correction chamber in a painless procedure. After the medical procedures are completed, you will be given a special drink that will trigger a detox process.

7. You will be given your own room to rest and sleep and go through a detox process, which will sometimes be quite intense and can be moderately unpleasant. This process will usually take 1-3 days and will help you release most physical, energetic and emotional impurities that you have accumulated during your life on the surface. During the process you might experience mild to moderate side effects of the detox process such as headache, tiredness, light nausea, vomiting, strong emotional release, loss of appetite and prolonged sleep.

8. After the detox process is over, you will be able to move freely into some of the outermost areas of the Resistance:

You will be slowly integrated into the Resistance society and will find your place inside the Resistance soul family:




9. After you are accepted into the Resistance, you will not be able to go to the surface, contact the surface population or even use the surface internet / cell phone network, except in extremely rare cases that will be directly related to your mission. You will be only able to make direct contact with surface human population after the Event.

Victory of the Light!

Cobra

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2018/05/entry-protocols.html/

Researchers disvover community of purebred Pleiadians living free in Argentina, April 27, 2018.

Pack your bags! Researchers disvover community of purebred Pleiadians living free in Argentina, April 27, 2018.

According to recent reports, one researcher uncovered a community of unadulterated Pleiadians living the good, simple life in a remote village in Northern Argentina.

Feel like getting out? It means you’ve noticed the spiritual degradation our society has been steadily falling into. Wouldn’t it be nice to find an oasis of tranquility and equilibrium, where you could be surrounded by like-minded beings? A place whose inhabitants have evolved past meaningless and petty conflict and where you could focus on what really matters?

Well, if these reports are to be trusted, such a place exists and it could be on a continent near you!

UFO researchers seemingly uncovered a splinter cell of Pleiadians or Nordic aliens who have isolated themselves from the rest of humanity in a remote part of rural Argentina. Their exact location is uncertain but one who went in search of the community could probably find it in the province of Salta, somewhere between the towns of Cachi and La Poma.

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Be warned though, journeying to this place is a test in itself. In order to reach the Pleiadian outpost, one must first find and keep his footing on the meandering paths that crisscross the rustic setting. He must then pass through a number of gates and only with a keen eye could he then spot the small homestead camouflaged by thick vegetation. As the story goes, your arrival is announced by ringing a bell attached to the end of a pole.

In recent times, a local reporter managed to make his way up to the settlement where, to his amazement, he was greeted by a leader of the community as though they knew he was on his way.

WE WERE EXPECTING YOU. OUR BROTHERS OF LIGHT TOLD US YOU WOULD BE COMING.”

Regional media claims the community numbers around 30 Pleiadians who go about their daily activities in complete harmony with Mother Nature. They told investigators their balance and respect stemmed from their alien origins. As the descendants of highly advanced beings from a distant star system, the earthly Pleiadians inherited their ancestors’ wisdom and tranquility.

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Although surrounded by an area rich in resources and vast tracts of land suitable for farming, they maintain a decidedly low impact on the environment. They perform no commercial exploitation whatsoever and only produce what they require to sustain themselves. Their main interest lays with the sacred spaces of the stars. The circles they draw on the ground correspond to the firmament above them. They enter those circles barefoot and are transported through meditation into higher spheres.

HERE WE PRAY AND TALK TO THEM,” THE ELDER SAID POINTING TO THE SKY.

They claim they came here long ago to act as bearers of an important message. It’s intriguing that they chose to deliver this message in subtle ways, through setting an example rather than using big words written in the sky. The Argentine Pleiadians consider themselves the forerunners of the “end of an evolutionary cycle.”

Mankind has been through several cycles like the one that’s about to end. A cycle’s length is not fixed; the shortest lasted ‘only’ 5,200 years while the longest took 26,000 revolutions around the Sun to complete. At the end of each cycle, the Pleiadians, acting as Emissaries of Light reveal themselves and guide mankind through its next evolutionary step. An interplanetary audit of sorts and some would say it’s long due.

The Pleiadians’ connection takes on a more personal approach; it’s been claimed that while they speak to the entire planet as a whole, they also maintain strong relations to each and any human being on an intimate level. As deeply spiritual beings, the Pleiadian/Nordic race is very concerned about the road we’re on and would offer assistance when needed.

In this case, a Pleiadian takeover of Earth seems like nothing to be worried about because they would be operating on a refined, extramundane level. Some even speculate the Pleiadians represent the next stage in human evolution and there might be an ethereal connection between us and them, one that paradoxically transcends the constraints of time and space. We might be one and the same and we wouldn’t even know it.

Ancient alien theorists surmise that one of history’s best examples of Pleiadian contact took place in Ancient Egypt, when the Light Beings embodied human forms to aid and advance those who heard their call. While they attempted a Great Awakening of sorts, mankind was not ready back then.

Maybe we still aren’t, but now would be a great time.

http://hidden-mag.com/pack-your-bags-researchers-discover-community-of-purebred-pleiadians-living-free-in-argentina/

Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “The y Were Not Gassed”

ZeroHedge 4-17-18… “Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed””

This article points out that the so-called “chemical attack” actually did not take place, and portrays how the MSM may have been a part of concocting the entire thing.

“Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced the chaos of that night, but who say the gas attack never happened.

“Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack widely blamed on Assad’s forces. Writing from Douma in eastern Ghouta, Fisk has interviewed a Syrian doctor who works at the hospital shown in one of the well-known videos which purports to depict victims of a chemical attack…

“…mainstream journalists… accused the Syrian Army of gassing civilians [and] began uncritically promoting the “Assad gassed his own people” narrative as an already cemented and “proven” fact based on the mere word a notoriously brutal armed group who itself has admitted to using chemical weapons on the Syrian battlefield in prior years… no journalist or international observer was anywhere near Douma when the purported chemical attack took place.

“Fisk says he was able to walk around and investigate newly liberated Douma without Syrian government or Russian minders… “…a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world– despite all the doubters–is perfectly genuine… then adds… the patients… were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

“The doctor’s testimony is consistent with that of the well-known Syrian opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which initially reported based on its own pro-rebel sourcing that heavy government bombardment of Douma city resulted in the collapse of homes and underground shelters, causing civilians in hiding to suffocate.

“Fisk details the Syrian doctor’s testimony, who is adamant in his emphasis that civilians were suffocating en masse, and were not gassed…

[Fisk] “…There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories–which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed Islamist groups.

“…CNN’s Arwa Damon began sniffing a 7-year-old Syrian girl’s backpack while concluding, “I mean there’s definitely something that stings…” – with the implication that empirical proof had been found of government chemical weapons use against the little girl and her family.

[@walid970721] “This CNN report by Arwa Damon is an example of what Western governments and media consider evidence that the Syrian govt used chemical weapons in #Douma. In fact it proves nothing. CNN continues to shamelessly promote Jihadist propaganda & western military intervention #Syria pic.twitter.com/8taqefyfAa”

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Famed War Reporter Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced the chaos of that night, but who say the gas attack never happened.

Fisk is the first Western journalist to reach and report from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attackwidely blamed on Assad’s forces. Writing from Douma in eastern Ghouta, Fisk has interviewed a Syrian doctor who works at the hospital shown in one of the well-known videos which purports to depict victims of a chemical attack.

The Independent: “Middle East Correspondent Robert Fisk in one of the miles of tunnels hacked beneath Douma by prisoners of Syrian rebels.” (source: Yara Ismail via the Independent)

Importantly, the report, published late in the day Monday, is causing a stir among mainstream journalists whominutes after the Saudi-sponsored jihadist group Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) accused the Syrian Army of gassing civiliansbegan uncritically promoting the “Assad gassed his own people” narrative as an already cemented and “proven” fact based on the mere word a notoriously brutal armed group who itself has admitted to using chemical weapons on the Syrian battlefield in prior years. Also notable is that no journalist or international observer was anywhere near Douma when the purported chemical attack took place.

Controversy ensued immediately after Fisk’s report, especially as he is among the most recognizable names in the past four decades of Middle East war reporting, having twice won the British Press Awards’ Journalist of the Year prize and as seven time winner of the British Press Awards’ Foreign Correspondent of the Year (the NY Times has referred to him as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain” while The Guardian has called him “one of the most famous journalists in the world”). An Arabic speaker, Fisk became famous for being among the few reporters in history to conduct face-to-face interviews with Osama bin Laden, which he did on three occasions between 1993 and 1997.

Fisk says he was able to walk around and investigate newly liberated Douma without Syrian government or Russian minders (in part this is likely because he has reported from inside Syria going back decades, in war-torn 1982 Hama, for example), and he begins his account as follows:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks–and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world– despite all the doubters–is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

Fisk goes on to identify the doctor by name – Dr. Assim Rahaibani – which is notable given the fact that all early reporting from Douma typically relied on “unnamed doctors” and anonymous opposition sources for early claims of a chlorine gas attack (lately morphed into an unverified “mixed” chlorine-and-sarin attack).

The doctor’s testimony is consistent with that of the well-known Syrian opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which initially reported based on its own pro-rebel sourcing that heavy government bombardment of Douma city resulted in the collapse of homes and underground shelters, causing civilians in hiding to suffocate.

According to SOHR, which has long been a key go-to source for mainstream media over the course of the war, “70 of them [women
and children] have suffered suffocation as a result of the demolition of home basements over them due to the heavy and intense shelling.”

Though outlets from The Guardian to The Washington Post to The New York Times have quoted SOHR on a near daily basis throughout the past six years of war, the anti-Assad opposition outlet’s reporting of mass asphyxiation due to collapse of shelters has been notably absent from the same publications.

Fisk to Spirit Radio: “The video is real, but they are not suffering from gas poisoning…”

Fisk details the Syrian doctor’s testimony, who is adamant in his emphasis that civilians were suffocating en masse, and were not gassed:

It was a short walk to Dr Rahaibani. From the door of his subterranean clinic–“Point 200”, it is called, in the weird geology of this partly-underground city–is a corridor leading downhill where he showed me his lowly hospital and the few beds where a small girl was crying as nurses treated a cut above her eye.

“I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred metres from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over Douma at night–but on this night, there was wind and huge dust clouds began to come into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss. Then someone at the door, a “White Helmet”, shouted “Gas!”, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia–not gas poisoning.”

In addition to interviewing a doctor while standing in the very hospital featured in White Helmets footage of the events, Fisk cites the testimonies of multiple locals in the following:

Before we go any further, readers should be aware that this is not the only story in Douma. There are the many people I talked to amid the ruins of the town who said they had “never believed in” gas stories–which were usually put about, they claimed, by the armed Islamist groups.

These particular jihadis survived under a blizzard of shellfire by living in other’s people’s homes and in vast, wide tunnels with underground roads carved through the living rock by prisoners with pick-axes on three levels beneath the town. I walked through three of them yesterday, vast corridors of living rock which still contained Russian–yes, Russian–rockets and burned-out cars.

And further fascinating is that the veteran British war correspondent comes upon local Douma residents who have so long been trapped in an isolated ‘fog of war’battlefield environment, that they are not even aware of the international importance that the town has played in the US coalition decision to bomb Syria:

So the story of Douma is thus not just a story of gas–or no gas, as the case may be. It’s about thousands of people who did not opt for evacuation from Douma on buses that left last week, alongside the gunmen with whom they had to live like troglodytes for months in order to survive.

I walked across this town quite freely yesterday without soldier, policeman or minder to haunt my footsteps, just two Syrian friends, a camera and a notebook. I sometimes had to clamber across 20-foot-high ramparts, up and down almost sheer walls of earth. Happy to see foreigners among them, happier still that the siege is finally over, they are mostly smiling; those whose faces you can see, of course, because a surprising number of Douma’s women wear full-length black hijab.

…Oddly, after chatting to more than 20 people, I couldn’t find one who showed the slightest interest in Douma’s role in bringing about the Western air attacks. Two actually told me they didn’t know about the connection.

But it was a strange world I walked into. Two men, Hussam and Nazir Abu Aishe, said they were unaware how many people had been killed in Douma, although the latter admitted he had a cousin “executed by Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] for allegedly being “close to the regime”. They shrugged when I asked about the 43 people said to have died in the infamous Douma attack.

The Evidence thriller pic.twitter.com/aWYQNJQieF

— Bassem (@BBassem7) April 16, 2018

Evidence? …A video montage of the Pentagon and State Department’s awkward attempts to dodge the question of evidence.

Concerning the White Helmets, who have played a dubious role throughout the war while presenting themselves as “impartial” and “neutral” rescue workers and film-makers, though known to operate exclusively in al-Qaeda and other jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, Fisk reports the following:

The White Helmets–the medical first responders already legendary in the West but with some interesting corners to their own story–played a familiar role during the battles. They are partly funded by the [British] Foreign Office and most of the local offices were staffed by Douma men.

I found their wrecked offices not far from Dr Rahaibani’s clinic. A gas mask had been left outside a food container with one eye-piece pierced and a pile of dirty military camouflage uniforms lay inside one room. Planted, I asked myself? I doubt it. The place was heaped with capsules, broken medical equipment and files, bedding and mattresses.

Of course we must hear their side of the story, but it will not happen here: a woman told us that every member of the White Helmets in Douma abandoned their main headquarters and chose to take the government-organised and Russian-protected buses to the rebel province of Idlib with the armed groups when the final truce was agreed.

And Fisk further narrates the strangeness of some of the reporting now happening far outside of Douma which flatly contradicts the testimonies of civilians still inside Douma that he encounters:

How could it be that Douma refugees who had reached camps in Turkey were already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma today seemed to recall? It did occur to me, once I was walking for more than a mile through these wretched prisoner-groined tunnels, that the citizens of Douma lived so isolated from each other for so long that “news” in our sense of the word simply had no meaning to them.

Syria doesn’t cut it as Jeffersonian democracy–as I cynically like to tell my Arab colleagues–and it is indeed a ruthless dictatorship, but that couldn’t cow these people, happy to see foreigners among them, from reacting with a few words of truth. So what were they telling me?

They talked about the Islamists under whom they had lived. They talked about how the armed groups had stolen civilian homes to avoid the Syrian government and Russian bombing. The Jaish el-Islam had burned their offices before they left, but the massive buildings inside the security zones they created had almost all been sandwiched to the ground by air strikes. A Syrian colonel I came across behind one of these buildings asked if I wanted to see how deep the tunnels were. I stopped after well over a mile when he cryptically observed that “this tunnel might reach as far as Britain”. Ah yes, Ms May, I remembered, whose air strikes had been so intimately connected to this place of tunnels and dust. And gas?

For a prime example of what Fisk references as refugees in Turkey “already describing a gas attack which no-one in Douma seemed to recall…” CNN aired a segment from one such refugee camp which is absolutely bizarre and stunning in its claims.

During the segment which aired “hours after” the US-led airstrikes on Damascus, CNN’s Arwa Damon began sniffing a 7-year-old Syrian girl’s backpack while concluding, “I mean there’s definitely something that stings…” – with the implication that empirical proof had been found of government chemical weapons use against the little girl and her family.

This CNN report by Arwa Damon is an example of what Western governments and media consider evidence that the Syrian govt used chemical weapons in #Douma. In fact it proves nothing. CNN continues to shamelessly promote Jihadist propaganda & western military intervention #Syria pic.twitter.com/8taqefyfAa

— Walid (@walid970721) April 16, 2018

And in the full segment, Damon attempts to subtly introduce the idea of a nerve agent used against the family (though initial claims were widely reported to be chlorine) by awkwardly including the account of the girl’s escape from Douma: “She could barely breath… she felt as if her entire nerves basically released.”

This Syrian girl hid her dolls inside a box, telling them “you’re going to suffocate in here, maybe, but at least you might be safe from the bombings.” CNN reports from inside a refugee camp in Syria hours after a coordinated US-led airstrike hit the area. https://t.co/vxiFwlaTTppic.twitter.com/svIg5zpKnm

— CNN (@CNN) April 14, 2018

Though it’s unclear what the strange phrasing of “her entire nerves basically released” actually means, CNN’s Arwa Damon is ultimately claiming to be able to safely and comfortably handle and sniff a backpack which contains residual sarin and chlorine agents, while simultaneously presenting the backpack as “proof” of a chemical attack which happened a week prior (to say nothing the clearly unscientific and bogus nature all of the above).

Notably, in addition to Fisk’s bombshell report filed from ground zero of the claimed chemical attack in Douma, cable network One America News has also issued a report from on the ground in the newly liberated town, finding “no evidence” – in its words – that a chemical attack took place there.

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria: https://t.co/gR3jkPQWRh via @YouTube

— One America News (@OANN) April 16, 2018

Robert Fisk’s report for The Independent and the One America News segment constitute the first major international media reports from the location of the alleged chemical attack. But it will be interesting to see the extent to which international chemical and weapons experts either validate or refute their conclusions once the site is inspected.

Meanwhile, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team arrived in Damascus on Saturday, April 14thafterthe US-led overnight strikes which primarily hit government buildings in the capital.

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