Sunday, March 17, 2019

To tell the truth

"From 'Humanitarian Aid' to a Nationwide Blackout: What Next for Trump's Coup in Venezuela?" (Martin).  Excellent summary.  What sucks for Guido is that the Assholians are clearly setting him up as the fall guy (the extraordinarily rare NYT honest journalism is a huge tip-off that something is up), as they will claim they failed only because he misled them as to the extent of his influence and the extent of dissatisfaction with Maduro.  This attack on Guido is ridiculous, as he is just a tool of the CIA and it is the CIA's typical intelligence failure that is the real problem, but anything that gives Trump a face-saving way to get out is good.  Also, even the new 'Boys from Brazil' are saner than the Assholians and their minions like Nazi Freeland:
"Having been defeated on February 23, the meeting of the Lima Group of countries in Bogotá the following morning was a further setback. Let us remember that the Lima Group (more accurately known as the “Lima Cartel”) is an ad-hoc group of countries created with the explicit aim of overthrowing the Venezuelan government when the US could not get enough votes at the Organisation of American States for its bellicose resolutions. Before the meeting even started, there were public statements by Chile, Brazil and Paraguay explicitly ruling out military intervention.
The case of Brazil is noteworthy because there is a major split within Bolsonaro’s cabinet, and between him and the Armed Forces. Under pressure from the generals and his own vice-president, General Hamilton Mourão, the far-right president has been forced to retreat from several of his public statements, specifically, support for the transfer of the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem and granting the US army access to a military base in Brazil. When the Lima Group decided in January to cut off all contact with the Venezuelan armed forces, the Brazilians kept communication lines open. The Brazilian army went as far as vetoing the presence of US soldiers in the border with Venezuela as part of the so-called “humanitarian aid” operation on 23 February.
Contrary to the attitude of the Colombian state, which turned a blind eye and even helped the opposition rioters on the border with Venezuela, the Brazilians contained them and prevented clashes. The reason is not that the Brazilian generals are in any way progressive, nor that they stand by the principle of sovereignty, but rather they understand that any major conflict in Venezuela, including the possibility of a civil war, could have a major impact on Brazil, with which it shares a large and inhospitable border. The last thing the Brazilian generals want is accidentally getting sucked into a major armed conflict in Venezuela, which they know would not be a simple affair."
"Journalist taken hostage by Farouk Brigade 2013 – ‘Syrian government didnt use chemical weapons in Ghouta’" (Beeley):
"Piccinin : At the end of this period of detention (it was at the end of August 2013), the jihadists who held me spoke only about this: the events of Ghouta.
And, at that moment, I was transferred to a large building (it was in Bab al-Hawa, near the Turkish border). This building served as a common headquarters for al-Farouk and the Free Syrian Army. It was in this place that we caught a conversation that allowed us to know that, most likely, the gases were used in Ghouta by an Islamist group, to provoke a reaction from the United States of America (I say “we”, because I was kidnapped with an Italian journalist, who sometimes accompanied me to Syria, and we were detained together).
Obama had promised that he would attack Syria if the government used gas. And it was a time when the rebels were losing the war. Everywhere! So… I guess if the rebels did that, it was to try to drag the United States into the conflict, hoping to reverse the military situation.
The Syrian government had no interest in using the gas. Strategically, it was useless; and that could only ruin his image on the international level, with the risk of an American attack.
My testimony was published by some media and I developed this question in several conferences.
But, no … Never the UN institutions have asked me to testify.
It must also be said that very few European media have published this testimony…
To tell you the truth, when I came back to Europe, I was contacted by dozens of media outlets, who wanted to interview me, and a lot of Belgian and French media of course. But when I gave the first interviews on Belgian radio in the morning, the day of my come back … I obviously talked about this issue of gas in Ghouta … Just after, the phone immediately began to ring: the media that had programmed my intervention in their broadcasts (radio and television) called me to tell me that the interview was no longer possible … For various absurd pretexts … The interviews were cancelled! Indeed, all Western media had accused the government of Bashar al-Assad of using the gas and had claimed that he was guilty. And a reporter who has been on the ground for five months was coming to testify to the contrary … That did not suit them …
Even my Italian colleague has preferred to keep quiet … I never asked him directly why, because I would not like to embarrass him … But I’m sure it was his editor-in-chief who told him not to talk about that …
Anyway. I should have shut up too. It is certain that my professional career has suffered a lot because of this revelation.
But, honestly, I ask myself the question: what is the point of being a war reporter if it is not to tell the truth?"
"Christchurch Terrorist Attack: Many Unanswered Questions Remain" and its comments.  Surely the 'truther' answer is that none of this occurred, it is just Muslim/gun-grabber propaganda, with the video made by some video game producer.  "Intel Drop: Shooting Real, Shooter Fake, Jewish Born Freemason like Brevik (VT hacked 7 minutes after posting)" (Duff) (note the preamble - The Intercept is falling apart faster than Trump!).

I have to admit, painting the guns and magazines was a nice touch.

Accurate naming of the (((real perps))):  "The Christchurch Shooting and the Normalization of Anti-Muslim Terrorism" (Webb):
"While the realities of post-9/11 America, as well as the rise in visibility of white ethnonationalism during the Trump Era, have done much to normalize attacks on immigrants, the country that has done the most to normalize anti-Muslim terrorism over this same time frame has been the state of Israel.
Israel, from its founding days, has long been steeped in neocolonialist ideology that is remarkably similar to the ideological basis behind other settler states like the United States, Australia and New Zealand. This system of beliefs holds that the native inhabitants of the land — whether the Palestinians, the Sioux or the Maori — are “primitive” and incompetent and that the land would have remained “wild” and undeveloped were it not for the “fortunate” appearance of European settlers. As MintPressnoted in a previous report on the subject, such narratives cast these settlers as both superior and normal while the natives become inferior and abnormal, thus obfuscating the settler’s status as foreigner and conqueror.
In Israel’s case, this ideology has promoted the idea that all Arabs are “sons of the desert” while the desert simultaneously represents a barbaric obstacle to “progress” and development. However, the state of Israel, under the lengthy tenure of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has seen these long-standing and somewhat hidden underpinnings of the Zionist state burst out into the open.
The result has been the overt expression of ethnonationalism in such a way that Israel has become an inspiration to white nationalists in the United States, like Richard Spencer, and far-right ethno-fascist leaders like Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and India’s Narendra Modi. The inspiration has been mutual, according to reports and testimonials published by Jewish newspaper The Forward.
For years, through its military occupation of Palestine, Israel’s government and military have sought to paint all Palestinians, including children, as “terrorists” or “terrorist sympathizers.” Take, for example, current Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who wrote in 2014, “This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people …”
A more recent example came from former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who asserted just last year that “no innocent people” live in the Gaza Strip and that every inhabitant in the enclave is somehow connected to Hamas, even though nearly half of Gaza’s population are children and teenagers. Such rhetoric has become par for the course and numerous examples show that Shaked and Lieberman’s views are increasingly accepted and “normal” in today’s Israel.
Yet, the clearest indication of anti-Muslim terror’s normalization in Israel is the recent rise of Otzma Yehudit, or the “Jewish Power” Party. This party, founded by devotees of radical American-born Rabbi Meir Kahane, has now merged — at Netanyahu’s urging — with the Jewish Home Party and stands to become part of Israel’s ruling coalition if Netanyahu manages to win in the country’s upcoming elections.
In the office of Itamar Ben Gvir, one of Otzma Yehudit’s leaders, is a framed picture of Baruch Goldstein. In an act that bears a striking similarity to the events in Christchurch, Goldstein — a long-time devotee of Kahane — entered a mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron in 1994 and opened fire, killing 29 and injuring more than 125 worshippers. After the act, Kahane’s Kach party — the predecessor of Otzma Yehudit — was labeled a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel.
Despite official condemnation, Goldstein’s atrocious act has been the subject of praise and inspiration for subsequent extremists who, under Netanyahu’s government, have become increasingly normalized. Goldstein’s gravestone reads “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land” and continues to be used as a site of pilgrimage and homage by the very extremists that Netanyahu is openly courting for political gain.
While the followers of Kahane are making a comeback in Israel, several notable Arab political parties have been banned from participating Israel’s upcoming elections, with some being accused of “supporting terrorism” owing to their opposition to Israel’s decades-long military occupation of Palestine. Yet, by elevating clear terror supporters among the ranks of the Jewish Power Party, it has become increasingly clear that openly supporting and advocating anti-Muslim terrorism is no bar to legitimacy and political power in today’s Israel."
This mosque appears to be part of the Saudi Wahhabi terror nexus, repressed info as these are imperial proxy army soldiers:  "Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque Recruited Al Qaeda Jihadists Killed in Drone Strikes" (weev).

McCain straight-up lied about his role:  "Court files reveal role of McCain, associate in spreading anti-Trump dossier" (Shaw).

"Christopher Steele admitted using posts by 'random individuals' on CNN website to back up Trump dossier" (Dunleavy). 'Raw intelligence'.  Singer, and Killary, should request a refund!

"CIA Blames Its Proxy For Its Raid On North Korea's Embassy In Spain" (Moon). Trump doesn't want to pay for boots on the ground, so the wars of the failing Assholian Empire are now wars of niggling botheration, a huge series of annoying - but often harmful to real people - nothingburgers.

"The Trump Mysteries: Inconsistent Inconsistencies" (Armstrong).  On the sudden apparent volte-face of Trump on every issue, from MAGA to, mostly, MIGA. It is so striking, and so weird, and so dangerous (it could very well lead to Trump losing the next election with he and Javanka in jail), that we have to seriously consider blackmail.

"The Blame Game? Who's Responsible for the Boeing 737 Crash in Ethiopia?" (Whitney).  The crappified, and seriously corrupt, FAA.

"Boeing's Doomed 737 Max's" (Margolis).  Canada was spectacularly corrupt on this - another example of the Liberal problem of twisting into pretzels for their big business pals - willing to endanger the lives of Canadians to benefit Boeing right up to the point that the Americans caved.  I thought this was indicative of the state of Assholia:
"Interestingly, Ethiopia refused to hand over the crashed 737’s black boxes (actually they are red) to the FAA, as is normal with US-built aircraft. Instead, Addis Ababa sent the data boxes for analysis to BEA, France’s well-regarded aviation accident investigator. Clearly, Ethiopia lacks confidence in the veracity and impartiality of the FAA and the White House."
"Amazon Bans the Secret Relationship Between Blacks & Jews" (NOI Research Group). The title doesn't prepare you for the series of truth bombs within.  We're seeing a sudden understanding that current evil Khazar behavior is rooted in centuries of consistent anti-gentilism.

Facebook is no more and no less than an organized crime organization, and Zuck is a gangster passing as a 'tist:  "'Delete Facebook' - WhatsApp Co-Founder Slams "Capitalistic Profit Motive" Behind Data Scandals" (Durden).

Tweet (Mark Ames):
"Wikipedia is the most perfectly corrupt neoliberal encyclopedia imaginable. There are countless examples like this, but it’ll be many more years before the culture manages a u-turn. The idea that “we” are in charge of wikipedia is seared into our minds"
The single most Hilarious example of bearding I have ever seen!: "Confirmed: Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson Are Dating" (Aggeler).  It's clumsy, too over-the-top and obviously fake, and he really should have sought the advice of his (((masters))) from 'Hollywood', who know how to do this correctly.
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