Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shut up and obey

"String Theories: Tucker Carlson And The Unspeakable" (Siebert).  Off being waterboarded, and, as in the old Soviet Union, nobody dares notice his conspicuous absence.  His removal removes all mention of dissent from the Official Story in the (((media))).

"Dozens killed in Saudi-led air raid on Yemen wedding: medics". Yet, if you can believe it, not one 'deterrent' cruise missile sent into Saudi Arabia.  "Dear Salafist Wahhabist Apologists" (Larudee):
". . . there is a plethora available to show that the Syrian army has been unusually respectful of civilian life. The claim is that Syria and its Russian allies have obliterated entire neighborhoods, raining bombs on the civilian population.  The facts are somewhat at odds with this description.

First, there are the civilian casualties themselves.  The UN stopped keeping casualty statistics in early 2016, but even the anti-government Syrian Observatory for Human Rights concedes that less that 1/3 of all casualties are civilians.  No other war on record has had such a low ratio. By comparison, 2/3 were civilian casualties in Vietnam, WWII and most other wars.

Second, the Syrian army liberation of Homs, Aleppo and other areas has followed a typical progression that is quite the opposite of “just kill them all”.  First, the army surrounds the area and lays siege. At this point, if the army wants to flatten the area and bring an end to the resistance there, it has the perfect means to do so.  But it does not.  Instead, it positions relief supplies at the perimeter and makes them available without prejudice to the inhabitants.  It also offers sanctuary to all who wish to leave.  Amazingly, this includes even the fighters.  Syrian fighters willing to lay down their arms are offered amnesty.  But many are not initially willing to accept amnesty, and many are not Syrian.  To these, the government offers safe passage to other parts of Syria under opposition control, even permitting the fighters to keep their small arms.

If they refuse, the siege and the fighting continue, often for more than a year, and bombing is often a part of the campaign, especially toward the end, after multiple unilateral ceasefires from the government side, to try to conclude a peaceful end, as in Aleppo.  The bombing is typically in the least inhabited areas, in order to remove cover for fighters, so that the army will incur fewer casualties when it goes in.  The strategy doesn’t always work, but the low ratio of civilian casualties is a testimony to its relative success.

Why does the Syrian government do this?  Wouldn’t it be easier to just level the entire area, civilians and all, and be rid of the fighters once and for all?

Not really.  The government is aware that families are split, with some fighting on one side and some on another. One of the reasons so many Syrians remain loyal to the government is that it is seeking to protect all Syrians on all sides, with the intention of regaining their allegiance.  The government also recognizes that many of the opposition fighters are, in effect, mercenaries, for whom fighting is a way to put food on the table when there are no other sources of income.  Such fighters are not really enemies, just desperate people.  Given an opportunity, they will easily return to the government side.

Then there are the hyped bombing casualty statistics. As I pointed out in 2015, even if we accept the statistics of the highly biased anti-government Human Rights Watch, the number of casualties per bomb is only two, including combatants.  If we apply the ratio of civilian deaths, that is less than one civilian casualty per bomb, a clear indication that the Syrian air force is being far more respectful of civilians than the US was, for example, in its bombing of Raqqah, where twice as many civilians as fighters were killed."
The only criticism you could possibly make of the actions of the Syrian government is that its extreme solicitude for civilian life is allowing some real monsters to escape.

"‘Liberal democratic values’ exist only on paper" (Heard) (but major points removed for citing Monbiot):
"Journalists refrain from asking hard questions and interviewees, including Major General Jonathan Shaw and former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, who dare to go off script are often cut-off mid-sentence.

There are a few exceptions. Robert Fisk of the Independent went unescorted to Douma to speak with residents and hospital staff who maintained there was no chemical attack. Fisk was asked by a Radio 4 show host about the “ethics” of his reporting.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson questioned the regime’s motives when it was winning and the ‘rebels’ had agreed to leave on buses. He was branded as unpatriotic. Many in the mainstream media want sceptics to “shut up and obey,” he concludes.

Shockingly, a 56-year-old Briton called Ian interviewed on Sky News has been identified by the British government as “a Russian Bot” for “pushing a Russian narrative and spreading lies” on his popular Twitter feed.

“That is a total lie and complete fabrication by the UK government,” he charged, adding that he knows no Russians and has never been to Russia. When asked why he had been singled out, he said it was because his opinions, articles, videos, etc., on Twitter had gained a lot of traction.

Shut up and obey is right. Newspeak moulds public opinion. Surveillance of social media is increasing. Big Brother is watching. Ask the wrong questions and you risk being labelled a traitor as Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn discovered to his cost. McCarthyism is alive and well. Orwell must be turning in his grave."
"US CENTCOM Chief Makes "Secret And Unprecedented" Visit To Israel As Russia Mulls Arming Syria" (Durden). Votel arrives to get his orders. The Americans are always getting orders, so these are orders (((they))) want us to see the Joint Chiefs are getting.  Peak Khazar - they will use the threat of an actual defense from their illegal attacks as an excuse for more illegal attacks to remove the defense!

"Scarier Than John Bolton?" (Giraldi).  Her entire shtick is a 100% Likudnik line on everything, to the point of self-parody.  This isn't entirely bad - her position is essentially powerless, so her bloviation allows Trump to burn off some of the worst Khazar pressure in a cloud of rhetoric.

"Merkel Caught In Energy Conundrum Over Germany's Future" (Luongo).  What do, what do, Wars For The Jews or freeze in the dark?

"‘Media used my son for their purposes’: CNN’s Amanpour challenged to go talk to ‘Aleppo boy’".  Amanpour lying starts at 2:17.  The father discusses the White Helmets at 3:29.

"Russia and the War Party" (Boggs).   Isikoff and Corn.  From January:  "Unpacking the Shadowy Outfit Behind 2017’s Biggest Fake News Story" (Elaison).  Good internet forensics naming the secret PropOrNot players and linking them back to Ukrainian intelligence.

"US Decries Chinese High-Speed Rail in Laos" (Thomas).  Goyim, how can the US possibly compete with the Chinese with their 'development' and 'wealth creation' and 'human progress' when you have all these expensive Wars For The Jews to fight?  It is even more ironic that they are using the 'debt trap' criticism that comes right out of IMF standard operating procedure.

"Starting Washington visit, Macron pledges endless war in Syria" (Lanier).  "France’s President Macron Says He Wants to Build “The New Syria” Together with the US" (South Front).  So helping with Yinon in Syria with some weird half-assed French imperialism is supposed to be the Khazar-management trade-off to keep the deal with Iran. 

"US to Build World’s Largest Consulate Facility in Iraqi Kurdistan – Reports".  What do they need all that space for?

"The Corruption and Deceit of the FBI by Publius Tacitus".  The case against McCabe.  It is funny that one of Comey or McCabe might end up in jail, dependent on which one's story is believed.

The Toronto attack wasn't a 'van of peace', and therefore not 'terrorism' as the driver seems to have not been a Muslim, just autistic.  We obviously need a War On 'Tists.

"Accusations of UK Labour anti-Semitism see Tory-Blairite gang-up" (Shaoul).  The fact that this kind of thing still continues is quite the demonstration of Khazar power (i.e., shekels).  Corbyn just lets this wash over him, on the theory that voters will know that he must be as good choice if these (((monsters))) hate him so much.
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