Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

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By David William Pear

In their book Manufacturing Consent Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky distinguished between two kinds of victims: the worthy victims and the unworthy victims. The “worthy victims” are the victims (real and alleged) of leaders on the U.S. enemies list, such as Bashar al-Assad. The “unworthy victims” are those of the U.S. and its client states, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The U.S. led cabal calling itself the “international community” is outraged when there are worthy victims. For example the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley holds up pictures of dead Syrian babies for the world to see. Worthy victims are granted human rights, and Assad deserves our outrage.

Unworthy victims for example are the 50,000 Yemeni children who have died of starvation because of Saudi Arabia’s total blockade of Yemen, including blockading food, water and medicine. Unworthy victims are blamed for being victims and ignored by the international community and the mainstream media. Unworthy victims have no human rights. Yemen is a humanitarian disaster that is ignored, because Saudi Arabia is a friend of the U.S.A.

There is no outrage from the U.S. when Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman (MsB) is dropping U.S. manufactured bombs from U.S. manufactured airplanes and indiscriminately slaughtering Yemeni men, women and children. MsB is the new darling of the neocons, and Thomas Friedman writes words of praise as if it is really cool to be an absolute monarch in the 21st century. The late Robert Parry described Friedman and the neocons as being “disconnected from reality”.

For weeks now, tens of thousands of Gazans have been legally protesting for their right to return to their homes in Palestine. There is no outrage when Netanyahu and his regime orders Israeli soldiers to massacre them. Hundreds of Palestinians were gunned down on Land Day and during demonstrations for the Right to Return. Netanyahu has the full support of the U.S. so there is no outrage and he will not pay for his crimes. Netanyahu has every reason to believe that the U.S. will protect him, as the U.S. has many times in the past. Nikki Haley is not going to hold up pictures of dead Palestinian children. Instead she will shield Netanyahu from criticism, and accuse his critics of being anti-Semitic. Netanyahu’s victims are unworthy victims.

The Palestinians that were massacred in Gaza were inside the Israeli enclosure that has been their prison for over a decade. They were on Palestinian land. They presented no danger to the Israeli soldiers that were on the Israeli side of the barricade. The soldiers had telescopic sights on their rifles and fired from a distance of over 100 yards away. Hundreds of Palestinians were shot with illegal fragmentation bullets that have been banned by the 1899 Hague Declaration. Netanyahu’s orders were illegal and the soldiers committed war crimes by following illegal orders. The Nuremberg Trials of Nazis after World War Two declared that “just following orders” is not a defense against war crimes.

Two million Palestinian refugees have been trapped in Gaza for over a decade. Gaza has been turned into an inhumane open-air concentration camp. The people in Gaza have been cut off from the outside world. They are living under a blockade and Israel controls everything and anything that goes in or out of the Gaza Strip. What goes in is barely enough food for Gazans to survive. Netanyahu jokes that he has put Gaza on a diet. The sick, wounded and dying are not allowed to get out of Gaza to go to a hospital for medical treatment without Israeli permission. Netanyahu rarely gives that permission. Netanyahu’s victims are unworthy victims and are blamed for being victims.

In 2006 Israel tightened the noose around Gaza’s neck by imposing a total blockade by air, land and sea of Palestinians living in Gaza. The supposed crime for which Israel imposed an illegal collective punishment on Gazans is that they democratically elected the wrong government, against Israel’s wishes. Instead of electing the Israeli controlled Palestinian National Liberation Movement, known as Fatah, Gazans elected the Islamic Resistance Movement, known as Hamas. Israel used to consider Fatah a terrorist organization, but now it does not because they are collaborators. Instead Israel, which secretly backed the formation of Hamas in a divide and conquer strategy, now considers Hamas a terrorist organization. Netanyahu falsely accuses that the demonstrators are Hamas terrorists.

Netanyahu has killed and wounded journalist reporting from Gaza. They are unworthy victims so there is no outcry from the mainstream media about killing journalists. The mainstream media repeatedly accuses Russia’s president Vladimir Putin of (allegedly) killing journalists, and there is an outcry because they are worthy victims. The U.S. has imposed economic sanctions on Russia. Israel gets billions of dollars in U.S. financial aid every year, regardless of what crimes Netanyahu commits. Putin’s supposed crimes are that Russia has given aid to the breakaway region of Ukraine after a U.S. sponsored fascist regime change in Kiev. Putin is accused of invading Crimea when the Crimeans voted in a referendum to rejoin their historical attachment to Russia. Putin is vilified for (allegedly) meddling in U.S. politics. Netanyahu gets standing ovations from the U.S. Congress.

Netanyahu has been illegally occupying the West Bank of Palestine, and he is building illegal Israeli settlements there. Netanyahu thumbs his nose at international law. The U.S. has vetoed 43 U.N. resolutions against Israel. Nikki Haley says that Putin is an obstructionist for vetoing a U.N. resolution condemning Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack, without any evidence. The U.S. tried to block an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the alleged chemical weapon attack site in Syria. The OPCW says it will investigate anyway.

President Trump’s order to attack Syria based on an alleged use of chemical weapons is a violation of international law. The U.S. is not the international policeman, judge and executioner. Article 2, section 4 of the U.N. Charter states:

All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

The only legal uses of force according to the U.N. Charter are for self-defense and when force is authorized by the U.N. Security Council. Violations of the U.N. Charter are also a violation of the U.S. Constitution under Article VI which states:

“…all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land.”

The U.N. Charter is a treaty that was signed by the President of the United States and ratified by the U.S. Senate. Under the U.S. Constitution the U.N. Charter is the “supreme law of the land” in the U.S., as well as internationally.

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The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

“I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred metres from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over Douma at night – but on this night, there was wind and huge dust clouds began to come into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss. Then someone at the door, a “White Helmet”, shouted “Gas!”, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning.”

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Rebel group accusing Assad of gas attack ‘USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS’ against Kurds

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1. America has never, ever, ever given the slightest fuck about foreign casualties of wars, be they incinerated, decapitated, or gassed. It is ludicrous in the extreme to believe any of the current war propaganda about Syria.

2. America has, conversely, made threats related to the use of chemical weapons, because that is a cassus belli, a pretext for launching a war that has already been desired and decided upon.

3. The Syrian “chemical weapons” debacle is exactly like the Iraq “Weapons of mass destruction” debacle, almost to the letter. It doesn’t matter if it’s true, it only matters if they can sell it to the public to gain support.

4. The REAL reasons America wants to destroy Syria are as follows:

a) Syria is an ally of both Russia and Iran. These are obstacles to America controlling the middle east oil reserves.

b) Russia maintains a naval base on the Mediterranean on Syrian territory, meaning it has naval capabilities that can act as a check against Washington and NATO’s belligerence against poorly defended middle eastern and African nations.

c) Iran is the next country on the US hit list, as revealed by General Wesley Clark more than a decade ago. Syria was also on the Pentagon’s “list” of 7 nations to overthorw in 5 years. The timetable has been delayed, but the goals remain the same, because:

d) Syria is independent and not a puppet of Washington. This is not to be tolerated. Any small nations which exercise independence are targeted with “regime change,” and regime change is a war crime, a Nuremberg violation. It is what Hitler did to Poland and Nazis were hung for. Yet, today, the US and its partners do it on a regular basis, because:

5) The US population is brainwashed to hate the official enemies and to believe absolute bullshit war propaganda, like that manufactured by the Syrian “White Helmets.” This group was created by a British mercenary with US covert funding. It is staffed by Al Qaeda members who fabricate atrocities with video cameras they have been given. The act of aiding Al Qaeda should be considered “Treason,” but today it is how mainstream US corporate news gets its footage about the Syrian war.

6) Russia has warned Washingon that bombing Syria would lead to World War 3 and potentially the end of life on earth.

How stupid is America? We are all about to find out.

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Supercut shows broadcasters across the nation reading the same script.

Sinclair Broadcasting Orders Local Anchors To Record Bizarre ‘Hostage’ Video

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The spin by “Deadspin” seems utterly off base as well. They are using “the media” to attack social media, where independent voices, as well as bullshit, are posted. So the claim:

TV owner turned its news anchors into soldiers in Trump’s war on the media:

…is total fabrication. They ARE the media. They are attacking people on social media who are NOT in the media. The false claim of the video is that all social media is “fake news.” The false claim of the Deadspinners is that the media is attacking the media, when it is clearly not; in fact it’s the opposite.

 

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Who had the real motive to poison the spy?

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange’s internet in London embassy because he tweeted about Russian ex-spy’s poisoning

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Your evil empire in action…

Trump’s Publisher Pal Puts Saudi Propaganda Magazine in U.S. Supermarkets