Saturday, 7 May 2016

Blatant lies take us to war

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Hi Tim,
Aleppo was the focus for the fabricated stories of Bashar al Assad using chemical weapons, specifically Sarin, on his own people. Overwhelming evidence, revealed since the alleged attacks three years ago, indicates that the chemical weapons attacks were choreographed and orchestrated by NATO and perpetrated by Syrian rebels. The BBC and other media are co-opted to disseminate the lies. The latest stories of Assad bombing MSF hospitals in Aleppo follows the same pattern: false flag followed by vitriolic propaganda to justify more aggression.

Doctors Without Borders is fully funded by the very same corporate financier interests behind Wall Street and London’s collective foreign policy, including regime change in Syria and neighboring Iran.

It is the NATO backed rebels which have been conducting sporadic but frequent attacks on civilians in Aleppo; in recent days those attacks have escalated. The BBC chose to ignore these attacks while ramping up their anti-Russian rhetoric.

In a lengthy April 27 BBC propaganda piece, when it finally got to the issue of Aleppo, the article said nothing about the current situation in Aleppo, and for some reason felt the need to use quotation marks when referring to established terrorist groups Da’esh and the Nusra Front:
“Russia, of course, has said it is largely striking at IS and al-Nusra “terrorists”.”
Granted, the piece is meant specifically to be anti-Russian propaganda, but yet, not a single mention of the past few days of al-Nusra and other terrorists’ horrific bombardment of Aleppo’s residential areas.

Paul Craig Roberts lays the blame for the slide into global war at the US government's door.

The documents show that the European Union was a creature of the CIA.
In the United States truth-tellers are persecuted and imprisoned, or they are dismissed as “conspiracy theorists,” “anti-semites,” and “domestic extremists.”  The entire Western World consists of a dystopia far worse than the one described by George Orwell in his famous book, 1984.
That Russia and China permit Washington to operate in their media, in their universities, in their financial system, and in “do-good” NGOs that infiltrate every aspect of their societies demonstrates that both governments have no interest in their survival as independent states. They are too scared of being called “authoritarian” by the Western presstitute media to protect their own independence.
My prediction is that Russia and China will soon be confronted with an unwelcome decision: accept American hegemony or go to war.

As regular readers of Daily Pickings will know, the US empire is merely the current vehicle through which the Structural Elite project their power. We know how to remove Structural Elite power but it is contingent on more people turning off from media, rejecting the lies and thinking for themselves. As Daily Pickings suggested yesterday, impartial thinking is impeded by our reliance on the system; once we recognise how we are controlled, escaping that control becomes easier.

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For the deceit of Al Nusra and the 'White Hats' supported (created?) by Israel and the West see

It is well known that Israel has supported Al Nusra from the first. "The White Helmets" has their propaganda stamp all over it. It is treated like the sale of any other 'product'. 'White' of course is redolent with sub-conscious imagery that has been used by Hollywood and media types for years. It speaks of purity although it does have overtones of submission and cowardice (white feather) You have done the world (if it sees) a favour by highlighting its terrorist associations and basic hypocrisy as part of the whole ISIS fabrication.


  1. For the deceit of Al Nusra and the 'White Hats' supported (created?) by Israel and the West see




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