During his campaign President Joe Biden promised to punish Saudi Arabia's clown prince Mohammad bin Salman for ordering the murder of the Muslim Brotherhood propagandist Jamal Khashoggi. Like with most of his other campaign promises Biden of course never had the intention to follow through on that.
Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki, known for bullshit spoken in an assertive tone, defended Biden's falsehood with another lie:
The White House on Sunday defended its decision to not target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a U.S.intelligence report linked the royal to the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"Historically and even in recent history, Democratic and Republican administrations, there have not been sanctions put in place for the leaders of foreign governments where we have diplomatic relations and even where we don't have diplomatic relations," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" program.
Here is the video clip of Biden's and Paski's lies. Her quote starts at 1:58 min.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control has a Sanction List Search feature which allows anyone to look up entities and persons who are under U.S. sanctions.
The pic below shows the entry for one LUKASHENKA, Alyaksandr Hryhoryavich, whose title is noted as 'President'.
The pic below shows the entry for one MADURO MOROS, Nicolas, whose title is noted as 'President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela'.
The pic below shows the entry for one KHAMENEI, Ali Husseini, whose title is noted as 'Supreme Leader of Iran'. The 'Additional Sanctions Information' says that he is 'Subject to Secondary Sanctions'.
There are several more presidents and heads of states under U.S. sanctions than those three above. Here is for example President of the Syrian Arab Republic. You can click here to find more. If one of Trump's press secretaries had issued the above lie the media would of course have lambasted them for that.
Do not expect such outcries with anything that is coming from the Biden administration. While it is running the same imperial policies as the Trump administration, the media will defend those for Biden just as they condemned them when Trump was reigning.
The White House spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said on Monday: “We reserve the right to take any action at a time and manner of our choosing.” But she added the US “has not typically sanctioned government leaders of countries where we have diplomatic relations”.
The words 'not typically' do not occur in the video clip (1:58m) of Psaki's CNN appearance. They were added by the Guardian writers Michael Safi and Julian Borger to hide Psaki's lie which was made to defend Biden's falsehood.
A lie begets a lie begets a lie ...
How deep will they nest those?
^5000The mainstream imperialist media lie CONSTANTLY. Literally 24/7. And it's getting worse.
All of them do it: radio, tv, the newspapers, the movies. The internet. No exceptions.
The corporate Big Lie is pervasive and totalitarian. CBS does it. NBC does it. ABC does it.
CNN does it. FOX does it. NPR does it. And of course the NYTimes and WaPo do it.
Thousands of "diverse" voices telling you the same lies. Enough to convince anyone.
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