Category: MEDIA SCOUNDRELS

Another False Flag CW Attack Coming in Syria?

STEPHEN LENDMAN—On Monday, Syria’s military and Russian reconciliation center members in the country found heavy weapons supplied by US-dominated NATO to ISIS and other terrorists, along with gas masks, and other protective gear for use during a CW attack.  According to retired Lebanese General Amin Hteit, the cache suggests preparation for another false flag CW incident to be wrongfully blamed on Syrian forces like earlier ones – used as pretexts for US-led aggression on Syrian military targets.

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Question for Discussion: Is Russia an Adversary Nation?

GARY LEUPP—Most progressive people understand that all forms of racism, and misogyny, and homophobia, and Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism, are wrong. But Russophobia often gets a pass. It’s an easy form of bigotry, readily exploitable, still, almost three decades after the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia announced its embrace of a western-advised transition to full-blown capitalism (with horrible effects) before recovering under Putin. People who know little about the trajectory of Russian history in the last 25 years are snarling about how this country is our enemy. I disagree. I agree with Trump that it would be good to improve relations with Russia.

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Deafening Democratic Silence on Gaza Is Because They Own It Too

BRUCE DIXON—No fewer than 24 states have enacted bipartisan legislation to publicly identify and blacklist individuals or corporations that do business with individuals and entities publicly identified as BDS-friendly. (South Carolina already regards any criticism of Israel as a hate crime.—Ed). Similar legislation has been introduced in a dozen more states and in the US Senate. Israel trains thousands of US police each year for hundreds of local departments from big cities, universities and state cop shops to small towns and rural counties.

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The Friendly Mask Of The Orwellian Oligarchy Is Slipping Off

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—It really couldn’t be more fitting that the US now has an actual, literal torturer as the head of the CIA. It also couldn’t be more fitting that it has a reality TV star billionaire President, an Iraq-raping Bush-era neoconservative psychopath as National Security Advisor, a former defense industry director as Secretary of Defense, a former Goldman Sachs executive as Secretary Treasurer, and a former Rothschild, Inc. executive as Secretary of Commerce. These positions have always facilitated torture, oppression, war profiteering and Wall Street greed; the only thing that has changed is that they now have a more honest face on them.

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The U.S. won’t say ‘genocide’ but cares about Armenian democracy?

MAX PARRY—The Western jingoist narrative would lead you to believe the world ‘sleepwalked’ into World War I, an attempt by the victors rewriting history to claim the moral high-ground of fighting for ‘liberal values.’ In reality, the Allied and Central Powers both consisted of colonialists guilty of various genocides. Furthermore, preparations had been made for decades by the opposing sides with the buildup of their armaments and the development of naval and armed forces to eventually fight over the re-division of the world’s colonies. The war came as no shock at all to the powers that be, but was only a surprise perhaps to the working class who were used as cannon fodder in the industrial scale slaughter of its battlefields.

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Europe: National Sovereignty vs. International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

ERIC ZUESSE—On May 12th, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) reported that the American people are very effectively controlled to believe Iran to be America’s enemy and very dangerous to us. The headline was “Media Debate Best Way to Dominate Iran” and the article documented that the American people are being very intensively propagandized by the plutocracy controlled media, to favor aggression against Iran, and are being heavily lied-to, in order to achieve this. So, though the American public will continue to support the American Government (despite distrusting both their government and their ‘news’media), foreign publics aren’t so rigidly under the control of America’s aristocracy

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Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence

AJAMU BARAKA—Hitler came to the Americas in 1492. He traveled with the conquistadors as they destroyed the Aztecs and then the Incas. He oversaw the Transatlantic Slave Trade, then went to the Congo and reduced the population by 5 million. He rode with U.S solders at Wounded Knee and advised the French, British and Portuguese to attempt to keep their colonies after the second imperialist war in 1945 no matter how much native blood was shed.

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