Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
As journalists like Sarah Abdallah, Seymour Hersh, and Jimmy Dore have spoken up against the transparent lies the western empire is telling about Syria, they’ve come under intense attack. The BBC has slandered the “online activists pushing conspiracy theories” about Syria. The Times of the UK has put out the large headline“Apologists for Assad working in universities,” in an attempt to discredit any academic who doesn’t follow the government’s line. A general media sensation has developed around “Assad apologists,” following the same pattern as the “Saddam apologists” of fifteen years ago.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
The deep state is a unique threat to democracy. It’s immune to populist movements, since its members hold power from posts higher than any elected office. Though most Americans are vaguely aware of it, it can easily make itself invisible, using the vast media branches at its command to distract the public. “Left vs right,” wroteCaitlin Johnstone last year, “is nonsensical as long as there’s a deep state in America...What’s the point in debating left vs. right in a country that does not have a single viable pro-human political party?”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
In modern America, the liberal elite serve as ideological gatekeepers for the depraved agenda of imperialism. They put positive labels on the indefensible acts of the war state, like “liberal interventionism” and “pragmatism.” They voice theoretical opposition to war while helping in, and expanding on, the wars that Republicans openly engage in. At the moment of a war runup, they always back the official narrative about the target country, giving the narrative supposed credence. The consequences of America’s wars are blocked from view by mainstream “left-leaning” media as much as by right-leaning mainstream media.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The latest Syrian war justification makes even less sense than the last one. The one from a year ago, which claimed Assad had attacked Khan Sheikhoun with chemical weapons, was cast into doubt by the very UN report that had tried to prove it; James Mattis has admitted there’s no proof that Assad was behind that attack; the Syrian and Russian governments, as well as the consistently credible Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, say that the incident was in fact an unintentional chemical spillover that happened when a Syrian aircraft bombed an ammunition depot.