JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: REMARKS FROM AN ARMS EXPERT ON OUR PRESS NOT GIVING PUTIN’S WORK THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES IN THE SYRIAN WAR – ROLE OF THE WESTERN PRESS IN AMERICA’S IMPERIAL UNDERTAKINGS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SCOTT RITTER IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

Russia Isn’t Getting the Recognition It Deserves on Syria

“If there will be peace in Syria, it will be only thanks to Russia, and despite the US”

 

https://www.checkpointasia.net/scott-ritter-russia-isnt-getting-the-recognition-it-deserves-on-syria/

 

An interesting piece indeed, packed with some important details of the conflict.

Syria is yet one more example of how the Western press, always completely faithful to American imperial interests, keeps the public uninformed about what is really happening.

I do think that, at least in foreign affairs, the press – America’s and that of Western Europe – has become a fully-operational machine for generating and distributing disinformation.

My own views were shaped by various tidbits and conflicting statements over time discovered in reading a fairly wide range of independent and foreign press.

My conclusions vary a little in a few matters from Scott Ritter’s, but I like his general summary and sense of events.

We, of course, will never know the exact truth here, just as in so many other such matters.

The dark workings of empire remain just that, dark, and the men who execute its tasks are not in their positions because of their honesty or dedication to principles.

It really has become a source of bitter laughter over the period of the Neocon Wars when you read or hear anyone talking about the press in honorable or praiseworthy terms.

Tribunes of the people? The Fourth Estate? Journalistic integrity? Such terms are pretty much limp jokes in the 21st century, especially when we speak of certain kinds of topics, those of great interest to the American military and security forces.

Posted November 6, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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