Saturday, April 26, 2014

John Kerry’s Sad Circle to Deceit | Consortiumnews

John Kerry’s Sad Circle to Deceit | Consortiumnews: Exclusive: Secretary of State John Kerry is framing the Ukraine narrative to make the U.S. side – despite neo-Nazis overthrowing an elected president – the good guys and Russians the bad guys. But Kerry’s strident propaganda is a sad ending to a career that began as a truth-teller, writes Robert Parry.

Article: Biden Goes to Kiev as Corrupt US Media Pushes Lies and Propaganda | OpEdNews

Article: Biden Goes to Kiev as Corrupt US Media Pushes Lies and Propaganda | OpEdNews: "When it comes to a cowardly lot of bitches and bastards who are always foaming at the mouth to send the sons and daughters of other less well-heeled Americans to murder, torture and risk being killed or maimed themselves there are none more adept than the embedded neoconservatives who have like termites eaten their way into what was once an admired and honorable democracy. The neocons have company now in the liberal interventionists and their "improve or we'll kill you" crusade to make the world into a 'better' place -- according to their vision. Together they are a toxic and volatile mix that may prove to be fatal barring the miraculous backing down by those who are sane of a renegade US government led by the petulant narcissist that is Barack Obama."

Article: Moving Closer To War | OpEdNews

Article: Moving Closer To War | OpEdNews: The Obama regime, wallowing in hubris and arrogance, has recklessly escalated the Ukrainian crisis into a crisis with Russia. Whether intentionally or stupidly, Washington's propagandistic lies are driving the crisis to war. Unwilling to listen to any more of Washington's senseless threats, Moscow no longer accepts telephone calls from Obama and US top officials.

Article: "Mr. Kerry, let's talk about Fox News, BBC and Al-Jazeera bullhorns" | OpEdNews

Article: "Mr. Kerry, let's talk about Fox News, BBC and Al-Jazeera bullhorns" | OpEdNews

John Kerry, Clueless Buffoon by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com

John Kerry, Clueless Buffoon by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com: Yes, those were the Good Old Days – when children in the schoolroom cowered beneath their desks – and we almost went to war with the nuclear-armed Soviet Union over missiles in Cuba which posed no more threat than missiles outside Moscow. Does "quaint" even begin to describe that vintage scene? It’s all so Currier & Ives.

Article: The Pot Continues to Boil in Ukraine as Obama Regime Stumbles Towards War | OpEdNews

Article: The Pot Continues to Boil in Ukraine as Obama Regime Stumbles Towards War | OpEdNews: Joe Biden, possibly the dumbest motherf*cker to occupy the office of Vice President - at least since Dan Quayle - who just completed his virtuoso whirlwind tour of bullshit visiting the coup government in Kiev invoked the anti-Semite talisman once again. In a piece published by The Times of Israel entitled "Biden in Kiev: "'No place' for anti-Semitism in Ukraine" I excerpt the following:

​Living behind the CNN curtain — RT Op-Edge

​Living behind the CNN curtain — RT Op-Edge: What those living behind what I call the 'CNN Curtain' in America, a population that represents 5% of the world's population miss, is that the other 95% has been busy these past 15 years (post China entering the World Trade Organization) inventing a post-America future. Many think that the past 15 years has been notable for an uptick in globalization but I would posit that the modern growth of financialization is more important; and the commensurate gapping of wealth and income that we've seen - resulting in the most extreme concentration of wealth amongst the new robber barons of Wall St. and the City of London in history.

Russian planes have not entered Ukrainian airspace - Moscow — RT News

Russian planes have not entered Ukrainian airspace - Moscow — RT News: “The unfounded claims of Pentagon officials on the alleged ‘breaching of airspace of Ukraine by Russian fighter jets’ appears to have been based on rumors and speculation,” a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

“Those media allegations are populist in nature, they contain no information on the time and place of the incident, as well as no data on altitude, speed and the direction of aircraft, as well as no other objective parameters,” the spokesman said.

The US sources must have “dreamed it all up,” or “a little bird told them that,” the spokesman added.

Friday, April 25, 2014

‘State Dept aspires to be news agency packaging propaganda messages’ — RT Op-Edge

‘State Dept aspires to be news agency packaging propaganda messages’ — RT Op-Edge: The US State Department itself is becoming a news organization, packaging propaganda messages into an easily consumable format, and accusing others of propaganda is at the very least hypocritical, media critic Danny Schechter told RT.

Following Kerry’s attack on RT over its coverage of the Ukraine crisis, on Thursday the US State Department posted its own version of events in a video entitled “Sanctions: How Did We Get Here?” – blaming Russia for the whole crisis.

John Pilger | The Strangelove Effect - or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War

John Pilger | The Strangelove Effect - or How We Are Hoodwinked Into Fighting a New Cold War: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has ringed Russia with military bases, nuclear warplanes and missiles as part of its "NATO Enlargement Project." Reneging a US promise to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 that Nato would not expand "one inch to the east", Nato has all but taken over eastern Europe. In the former Soviet Caucuses, Nato's military build-up is the most extensive since the second world war.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

‘Propaganda bullhorn’: John Kerry attacks RT during his Ukraine address — RT News

‘Propaganda bullhorn’: John Kerry attacks RT during his Ukraine address — RT News: John Kerry has attacked RT for its coverage of the Ukraine crisis, calling it a “propaganda bullhorn.” Neglecting to address the US’ role in the conflict or back up his assertions with any evidence, Kerry said Russia was behind the unrest in Ukraine.

During a press conference with the State Department on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry rounded on RT, lashing out at its Ukraine coverage.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Article: The Rhetoric of Violence | OpEdNews

Article: The Rhetoric of Violence | OpEdNews: At least nine people were killed and at least 35 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Thursday police announced that a man had been arrested on charges of firing on a number of motorists recently, wounding three of them, on Kansas City-area highways. On April 13 three people, including a child, were murdered at two Jewish-affiliated facilities in Overland Park, Kan., leading to the arrest of a white supremacist. On April 12, armed militias in Nevada got the federal government to retreat, allowing rancher Cliven Bundy to continue to graze his cattle on public land. All this happened over a span of only nine days in the life of a country where more than 250 people are shot every day. In America, violence and the threat of lethal force are the ways we communicate. Violence -- the preferred form of control by the state -- is an expression of our hatred, self-loathing and lust for vengeance. And this bloodletting will increasingly mark a nation in terminal decline.

Jersey City Man Shot in the Face and Blinded by Police Faces 30 Years in Prison

Jersey City Man Shot in the Face and Blinded by Police Faces 30 Years in Prison: On January 10, 2010, 18-year-old Kwadir Felton was shot in the face and permanently blinded by Jersey City, N.J., Police Sergeant Thomas McVicar. Yet it is Felton who faces decades in prison.

McVicar insists he was forced to open fire because Felton tried to rob him at gunpoint. Felton, now 22, vehemently denies having been armed.

At his trial in November, Felton testified that he had just left a baby shower and was on his way to his girlfriend's house when he heard someone say, "Yo, you little black mother fucker, you better get the fuck down before I blow your fucking brains out."

Anti-Semitic Fliers in Eastern Ukraine: Obama Endorses a Forgery, 300 German Intellectuals Support Putin

Anti-Semitic Fliers in Eastern Ukraine: Obama Endorses a Forgery, 300 German Intellectuals Support Putin: Never mind, the show must go on. They are counting on the vast, bottomless ignorance of the American masses concerning the rest of the world to allow them to get away with anything. The public doesn’t need to know anything about Ukraine, all they need is to be persuaded that it is Goldylocks being threatened by a big bad bear.

But the whole world is not that ignorant.

Notably not the Germans.

Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’ | The Raw Story

Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’ | The Raw Story
Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’ (via Raw Story )

Writer and documentarian Jen Senko has released a trailer for the film “The Brainwashing of my Dad,” in which she explores her father’s political conversion from lifelong Democrat into angry, ultra-conservative talk radio listener. Talking Points…

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News | Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News | Center for Public Integrity: On April 14, 2014, Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his investigation detailing controversial denials of black lung benefits to coal miners. On April 15, ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a letter to the Center's Executive Director William Buzenberg calling on the Center to ask the Pulitzer committee to add the names of two ABC journalists to the award. Sherwood's letter has been shared with members of the press and the Center's board.

This is our response to Mr. Sherwood. We have also written to the Pulitzer Prizes administrator, Professor Sig Gissler.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOSTON STRONG: A Celebration of the Police State | OpEdNews

Article: BOSTON STRONG: A Celebration of the Police State | OpEdNews"Mr. Edson is being held on $100,000 bail by the local authorities on charges of possession of use of a hoax device and making a false bomb threat but could be more appropriately charged with daring to defile the "Boston Strong" mythology in such a blatant and act so as to mock the unified city narrative that is a facade for the shame and cowardice of having been kicked around and bullied by the cops. Edson faces up to 20 years in the for-profit prison system and is surely being worked over by the pigs for his recalcitrance and failure to respect the ongoing ritual, once in prison he will likely be anally raped which is exactly what has happened to Americans since the phony and profitable war on terror was allowed to trump the Constitution."

Ukraine: how America's coup machine has destroyed democracy worldwide since 1953 - Stop the War Coalition

Ukraine: how America's coup machine has destroyed democracy worldwide since 1953 - Stop the War Coalition: Soon after the 2004 US coup to depose President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, I heard Aristide's lawyer Ira Kurzban speaking in Miami. He began his talk with a riddle: "Why has there never been a coup in Washington D.C.?" The answer: "Because there is no US Embassy in Washington D.C." This introduction was greeted with wild applause by a mostly Haitian-American audience who understood it only too well.