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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TERROR ALERT FOR AMERICANS IN YEMEN – THE REAL TERROR IN YEMEN IS AMERICAN – THE PLAIN TRUTH ABOUT AL QAEDA   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Terrorism?

What a joke.

The United States just murdered a number of innocent Yemenis with a drone strike.

That is indeed terror, state terror.
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There is not, and never has been, an organization called al Qaeda.

We have the words of several important statesmen, including a former British foreign minister, that the word was only used inside the American government as a catch-all for “bad guys” in certain regions of the world.

The word actually means “hole” or “sewer.” Can you imagine a secret fierce group calling itself “sewer”?

Yet the continued use of the term – repeated over and over in the press – undoubtedly lends weight to vague assertions about threats, and that is precisely why Washington continues to use this ridiculous language.

So why does the press keep repeating the nonsense?

The answer is found in the degree of genuine independence of thought and investigation exhibited by our mainline press, and that is simply not much.

It is not an organization. It does not send e-mails. It does not write press releases. If indeed it were an organization and it did these things from time to time, does any thinking person not understand that NSA and others would locate them quickly, causing the launch of drones in minutes?

But there are some pretty nasty people out there in the world. The United States has cynically used some of them again and again to get something it wants, the latest being the effort to topple the government of Syria.

It used them in Afghanistan – twice: once to fight the Russians in the 1980s, and a second time to defeat the Taleban government and carry out acts of terror like the murder of thousands of Taleban prisoners – and in Libya and in other places.

The United States in using these people and heavily assisting them – aided by its friends Israel and Turkey – is responsible for more terror in Syria alone than any so-called terrorist group could conceive of doing on its own anywhere.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ASSAD SAYS IT WILL TAKE TIME TO DEFEAT REBELS – OF COURSE: LOOK WHO’S SUPPLYING THEM – ALMOST ALL OUR NEWS ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS IS NOW SYNTHETIC   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Of course it will take time.

The national army is, after all, fighting people supplied and assisted by the United States, Israel, and other American satrapies.
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“The west doesn’t support truth, we deny it.”

The truth is that virtually all of our news in the international sphere now is synthetic.

We almost never see any more genuine reporting from places like Syria.

We read re-written press releases from Pentagon or State Department sources.

Or we read re-written stuff from organs directly serving Pentagon interests, outfits like Reuters or the Washington Post.

Even when we do have reporters on war fronts, they are now “embedded” and not the least free to address hard issues.

And a military like that of the U.S. has many ways of intimidating and shaping what they may write in their embedded situation. An extraordinary number of journalists were killed by American forces in Iraq, including journalists from several other countries.

And then the planted and warped stuff that we do read is further re-inforced by an army of journalistic ants scribbling away at columns about places and events they know very little if anything about, the Margaret Wente’s of this world.

There is no perspective in the mainline press on any international matter except the perspective intended by those manipulating events.

Orwell anticipated this reality with Oceania’s party constantly re-writing history and making words disappear.

But the modern reality is far more subtle and insidious with all the pretenses of reportage maintained and all the hollow claims of truth from independent sources on the Internet, again a place well-larded with CIA-supported blogs and news sheets which have all the tone and appearance of genuine independent sources.

It is becoming harder, day by day, to speak to truth and have it heard.