Posts Tagged ‘demonization’

 

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia

By David William Pear

When the U.S.A. wanted a regime change it used to be done in secret by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), especially when that country had a democratically elected government such as Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Chile (1973), Nicaragua (1980’s), Haiti (2006), Honduras (2009), Ukraine (2014) and Syria, where the bloody project is still raging, the body count mounting, and millions of refuges are homeless.

In the last few decades the U.S. has grown bolder in its regime change projects. What used to be done secretly is now unabashedly done in plain sight. The 2017 Venezuela regime change project has gone public. Most of the U.S. public cannot see the forest for the trees of propaganda that has the public confused about what is behind the chaos in Venezuela today. Mostly what is behind it is U.S. funding millions of dollars to the political parties of the oligarchs. Without that money the opposition political parties would be more divided than they already are and weaker.

The mainstream media spreads the propaganda that President Nicolas Maduro is a dictator. That Maduro is repressive and killing his own people of peaceful demonstrators. That the Venezuelan Supreme Court judges are his cronies and exceeded their constitutional powers. That the Constituent Referendum called by Maduro was illegal. That the elections have been a fraud. That the opposition are patriots who are demanding democracy. That Maduro has singlehandedly destroyed Venezuela’s economy. That the press and television media is censored by Maduro. That the reason President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Venezuela is because it is a national security threat to the U.S. That President Trump has imposed additional sanction because he is upset about democracy, freedom and the rule of law in Venezuela.

None of the above is true. Yet the main stream media keeps repeating it: New York Times , Washington Post , Guardian , Fox News , CNBC , and CNN . Members of Congress keep repeating these lies, a word I rarely use. Not since the mainstream media was a co-conspirator for the Bush-Cheney administration’s illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 has the mainstream media fallen so low and been so guilty of collusion to spread false propaganda supporting illegal U.S. foreign policy aggression. Anyone who still has illusions that the U.S. mainstream media is free and independent should be dispelled of that belief by what it is misinforming us about Venezuela today.

The co-opting of the mainstream media is not new. Here is a New York Times editorial the day after Hugo Chavez was kidnapped by a military coup government that was installed in 2002:

UPRISING IN VENEZUELA: THE GOVERNMENT; VENEZUELA’S CHIEF FORCED TO RESIGN; CIVILIAN INSTALLED

By JUAN FORERO APRIL 13, 2002

A transitional government headed by a leading businessman replaced President Hugo Chavez today, hours after military officers forced him to resign. It was a sudden end to the turbulent three-year reign of a mercurial strongman elected on promises to distance his country from the United States while uprooting Venezuela’s old social order—

Pedro Carmona Estanga, the head of Venezuela’s most important business association, was installed as interim president at a ceremony at 6 p.m. He promised that the new government would adhere to ”a pluralistic vision, democratic, civil and ensuring the implementation of the law, the state of law.”

Elections will be held within a year, officials said.

The Bush administration laid the blame for Mr. Chavez’s overthrow firmly with the ousted leader. Officials portrayed the ouster as a victory for democracy

The next day the New York Times was forced by circumstances to reverse itself, kind of a non-retraction retraction. Notice that the “prominent businessman”, Pedro Carmona Estanga is not quite so “prominent” after he “dismantled the National Assembly, fired the ministers of the Supreme Court, repealed the constitution, arrested high-level members of the Chavez government and sent others into hiding. He sounds more like the kind of right-wing fascist that the U.S. prefers to be in charge. And exactly who was it that “installed” him as the interim president, the New York Times does not say. It sure made Bush happy thought. Neither the Times nor the U.S. react the way democracy lovers would be expected to after a military coup d’état. How is that a victory for democracy?

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PBS’ Anti-Russia Propaganda Series

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 including James Bond, the Transformers franchise, and movies from the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

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EXCLUSIVE: Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA

The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made — not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.

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After shown to be ass clowns of the lowest order, and even disavowed by the equally corrupt Washington Post, PROPORNOT still grinds on. Today they discovered the Political Film Blog.

So, let’s look at what they’re claiming, shall we?

FALSE CLAIM 1:

“This is what Russian-Assad regime propaganda looks like…”

FALSE.

The source is clearly: Theodore A. Postol Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Postol’s name is even identified in the Tweet they have chosen to demonize.

So, according to propaganda front “Propornot” Theodore Postol of MIT is an agent of Russia and/or Syria. Oh really? Where’s that evidence, clowns?

FALSE CLAIM 2:

“It wants to muddy the waters around Assad’s history of chemical weapons massacres” (sic)

FALSE.

Glaringly false again. They first assume the conclusion and then demonize anyone who would investigate what actually happened and what verifiable evidence supports it. They do this deliberately, knowingly, and are themselves the propagandists in this discussion.

This is an anti-propaganda blog. “Propornot” is the kind of propaganda we do not tolerate, and will continue to discredit. It’s pretty easy, too, since they do most of the heavy lifting discrediting themselves.

Washington Post’s ‘Fake News’ Guilt

PS THE PLOT THICKENS

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One hour before the “Propornot” Tweet, the Postol post was noticed by ELIOT HIGGINS.

Coincidence?

I think we may have a lead as to who is behind these anonymous shit tossers.

Higgins was completely discredited for making up bogus claims about the Syrian military and the Ghouta 2013 Sarin attack. Is this what privatized covert intelligence operations/PSYOPS look like??? (Low-budget ones!)

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I don’t believe anything the corporate US media has to say about targeted foreign countries. Nothing.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 60%

President Maduro said during a televised address to the nation that the wage hike in the country by 60 percent and a rise in food stamps by 15 percent.

Pretty much every time the US tries to demonize someone abroad, it’s because he’s helping his own people too much. And not helping Wall Street scumbags enough.

 

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John Oliver has become a very dangerous propagandist. He just devoted an entire show to anti-Russian demonization. And yet he never got around to military affairs, the provocations of NATO, undermining governments and directly attacking Russia’s allies. That makes his entire effort pure propaganda, pure distraction, dishonest at the core.

While Trump may be a terrible person, his desire for better relations with Russia is a good thing. The Democrat/Industrial/Entertainment complex will not allow it, putting them on the side of the neocon warmongers. Instead of welcoming peace and a de-escalation of tensions, Oliver actually tries to goad Trump into shooting down Russian planes that come near US ships. He uses mockery and sarcasm rather than explicitly saying it, but John Oliver is in agreement with Bill Fucking O’Reilly, while Trump is backed into a corner over a potential act of war against the world’s largest nuclear-armed power.

 

If Oliver isn’t completely stupid he must be a bit insane. How do you miss noticing the US and Russia brought to the brink of World War 3 throughout 2016?

Hey John Oliver, how about some other viewpoints on your show? Perhaps Oliver Stone for a start?

 

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