PATRICE GREANVILLE—What on earth is prompting Human Rights Watch, a historicaly centrist/corporatist organization with a demonstrable track record of active propaganda collaboration with the US empire in its hybrid war projects around the globe, to suddenly start denouncing Israel? Is HRW belatedly discovering what everyone with an atom of decency has known for decades, that Israel is an outlaw state and Zionism an apartheid ideology? Given that Israel’s crimes continue to mount and the nation appears more and more on a path of national insanity, maybe the US handlers decided it was time for HRW to come clean and recharge its depleted credibility to re-weaponise the organisation for service against the empire’s much greater problems, China and Russia. At least that’s what appears to make sense, even if neither Finkelstein nor Halper mention it as a probability.
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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This isn’t Operation Mockingbird. It’s so much worse. Operation Mockingbird was the CIA doing something to the media. What we are seeing now is the CIA openly acting as the media. Any separation between the CIA and the news media, indeed even any pretence of separation, has been dropped. This is bad. This is very, very bad. Democracy has no meaningful existence if people’s votes are cast without a clear understanding of what’s happening in their nation and their world. When their understanding is being shaped to suit the agendas of the very government they’re meant to be influencing with their votes, what you have is the most powerful military and economic force in the history of civilization with no accountability to the electorate whatsoever.
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DAVE LINDOFF—Ridenour provides a well documented history of the rise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He explains in detail how the US first helped install the corrupt and alcoholic Boris Yeltsin — a man who allowed US business interests to rob his country blind — in a second term as president and how Putin, at the time a little-known Yeltsin subordinate, at first supported by the US, followed. That support ended when Putin surprised his critics and turned the country around, halted the privatization free-for-all ending Russia’s headlong plunge into economic and social decline. At that point, Ridenour explains, the US turned on him
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CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—As The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald notes, both parties advancing the amendment cited in their arguments the completely unsubstantiated intelligence leak that was recently published by credulous mass media reporters alleging that Russia has paid bounties to Taliban fighters for killing the occupying forces in Afghanistan. Yet another western imperialist agenda once again facilitated by unforgivably egregious journalistic malpractice in the mass media.
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SASHA ANDELIC—The US cares about human rights, that’s why it backs Saudi Arabia (the beacon of human rights, as we all know) militarily, politically and morally, and even assists its genocidal war of annihilation in Yemen. (See below, the result of a typical Saudi bombing raid, with weapons sold by NATO countries).