Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Scahill’

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Doug Valentine was very critical of Scahill. Scahill is a darling of the foundation-funded faux left. The film concerns the covert war in YEMEN for years before our democracy-loving allies, the Saudis, invaded and destroyed the country.

Scahill was called a conspiracy theorist for his reports, straight from the White House’s spokesgoon. Obama is shown on record demanding a Yemeni reporter be falsely imprisoned for reporting US atrocities. The military empire is out of control and even threatening Scahill with covert surveillance and threats not to publish.

Whatever you think of Scahill, he has unearthed some important information.

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Still exiled to the London Review of Books, Seymour Hersh continues to expose the covert intelligence fraud involving nerve gas attacks inside Syria.  These were perpetrated by US allied “rebel” forces, the Al Nusra brigades, which the US knew all about yet lied to the world repeatedly.

Analysis by Jonathan Cook:

And of course we’ve been writing and posting about this fraud here since before it happened.  And Jeremy Scahill and BBC owe apologies to the honorable Mother Agnes for the despicable, unconscionable attacks they perpetrated on her for the crime of telling the truth.

When will you respond, Scahill?

 

PS.

Hersh on the Libya / Turkey / Syria “Rat Line:”

A highly classified annex to the report, not made public, described a secret agreement reached in early 2012 between the Obama and Erdoğan administrations. It pertained to the rat line. By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria. A number of front companies were set up in Libya, some under the cover of Australian entities. Retired American soldiers, who didn’t always know who was really employing them, were hired to manage procurement and shipping. The operation was run by David Petraeus, the CIA director

 

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Los Angeles progressive radio has really stunned me with its one sided coverage of Ukraine and the Russian response (Sunday, Background Briefing, 11am).  Guests and the host, Ian Masters, are calling for US imperial actions against Russia and ignoring the US roles in both Ukraine and in Syria, presenting a fake history of what has just happened last week!  The real complaints of the Russians are snidely dismissed without any vetting of the facts.  Some amazingly counter-factual pronouncements, and they place all blame for the Neo-Nazi led  violent coup d’tat of Ukraine on Russia.

The pro-imperial spin of Masters has always been questionable, but openly cheerleading for empire and Obama to escalate the prospect of World War 3 is intolerable.  It is no secret that Obama’s officials openly brag about funding and sponsoring the insurrection in Ukraine that deposed the legitimately elected government there.  The one-sided, US approved so-called alternative analysis couldn’t have been better scripted by Victoria Nuland herself.

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“We’ve invested $5 billion… as we take Ukraine into the future it deserves.”
-Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland

A former National Security Council official, on the Council of Foreign Relations no less, got the mic to make the US anti-Russian offensive sound reasonable.  No disclosures of actual US covert actions across the region nor the history of Western sponsored  “color revolutions” gets a mention.  This is blatant propaganda, by Pacifica / Ian Masters and his carefully selected guest lineup.  Apparently everything that has happened in Ukraine to date is the sole fault of Vladimir Putin, despite Victoria Nuland admitting to “five billion dollars” spent on the Ukrainian uprising, and John McCain shaking hands with the Neo-Nazi coup leader Tyahnybok.

The US and its allies have provoked the violence with firebombs and arson across Kiev for strategic reason.  The US wants Ukraine back in NATO and lined up against Russia.  The Neo-Nazi shock troops stormed the government buildings under the cover of a wider demonstration.  This was classic destabilization, as seen in Iran, Syria and many locations where the US funds violent extremists to destabilize unfriendly regimes.  This is not difficult to investigate.  Evidence is not that hard to find – they openly brag about it!  But it doesn’t get mentioned, curiously, and the picture is painted in red, white and blue primary colors.

A hint of light at the end of the show when Jeremy Scahill showed up to pitch his film Dirty Wars.  Scahill made some reasonable points, but he included some other spin particularly on 9/11 and on Obama’s presumed good intentions.  Masters, however, would be a valuable intelligence asset, and has been a fixture on so-called alternative airwaves for a long time.  He has long been an attack dog against investigating 9/11, much like Chomsky.  The credibility and independence of these people are questionable.

 

Unbelievable.  Jeremy Scahill, who is pushing his US foundation funded “expose” Dirty Wars apparently can’t handle reality in Syria.

Suppressing the Truth on Syria: Mother Agnes Mariam and Britain’s Self Proclaimed “Antiwar Movement”

Mother Agnes risks her life to get the truth out about Al Qaeda connected psychopaths in Syria raining terror and nerve gas down on women and children.  This does not fit with official US foreign policy, as the truth seldom does these days.  Scahill reveals himself as another cog in the imperial machinery.

This validates Doug Valentine’s scathing take on Scahill, and his not so revealing revelations.

Limited Hangout — A limited hangout, or partial hangout, is a public relations or propaganda technique that involves the release of previously hidden information in order to prevent a greater exposure of more important details.

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Douglas Valentine on Ellsberg and the CIA
Douglas Valentine on Scahill’s Dirty Wars

 

PFB contributor Douglas Valentine has alerted me to his audio podcast interview with James Corbett and Corbett Report.

Explosive revelations cast doubt on the sincerity of whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and potential CIA motivations for releasing the “Pentagon Papers” at the moment they were published.  Ellsberg’s own hidden history as a CIA operative is brought out, and Valentine ties investigations into the Phoenix Program and CIA connected drug smuggling to the timing of the release.  This is a side of history that few have ever considered before, and it should be heard in full.

Valentine takes on the fake left media establishment as well.  CIA is off limits at DemocracyNow, The Nation, Mother Jones et al.  This is my own view as well, and this information is quite valuable to those seeking the full truth.

Regarding Jeremy Scahill (DemocracyNow contributor) and his new film Dirty Wars, Valentine calls out the history as “thin” and pointedly avoiding the CIA’s longstanding and central role in these dirty wars.

http://www.douglasvalentine.com/

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Hey, if you ever wonder why “they,” as in most of the rest of the world “hates us,” well here ya go.  Scahill’s Dirty Wars is getting press.

Business Insider:

“Rumsfeld worked to make sure that the unit was “unrestrained and unaccountable to anyone except him, Cheney, and the president” while Cheney began going to JSOC headquarters at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to give direct action orders.”

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UPDATE

Douglas Valentine pointed out problems with Scahill, his foundation funded backers and the info he doesn’t release (concerning CIA).

Then something trutly absurd happened, straight from Scahill’s own Twitter:

Jeremy Scahill Bullies Mother Agnes!

 

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On the Vice website, no less.