All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news - Willi Munzenberg
The “media” along with the neocons and neoliberals are in full-blown meltdown after President Trump, during his Super Bowl Sunday interview with neocon Bill O’Reilly, spoke truth to power.
O'Reilly asked Trump whether he "respects" the former KGB agent:
"I do respect him, but I respect a lot of people," Trump said, "That doesn't mean I'm going to get along with him."
Trump said he would appreciate any assistance from Russia in the fight against ISIS terrorists, adding that he would rather get along with the former Cold War-era foe than otherwise.
"But, [Putin] is a killer," O'Reilly said.
"There are a lot of killers," Trump responded, "We've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent?"
A shipment of fainting couches had to be brought in to accommodate, the barrage of GOP and DNC spokes-hypocrites whose delicate sensibilities had been mightily offended. The media’s naked emperor, Bill O’Reilly whose suit of brilliant clothes are invisible to those who are not regular Fox viewers, were deemed too stupid, or incompetent to comprehend the outrage.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. - Aldous Huxley
Yes, Trump’s candor had the elite swooning after all truth is to the media and politicians what kryptonite is to Superman. Years of media consolidation in order to pass lies as truth were blown out of the water in one interview. When President Trump said “"There are a lot of killers, we've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent?" That was more than the media could bear. From Steve Lendman:
US Terror-Bombing Far More Extensive Than Reported
America’s global war on terrorism is a scam to wage permanent war on humanity. Its imperial madness threatens everyone. It wastes trillions of dollars unavailable for vital domestic needs. It made America a rogue state far more menacing than any other in world history.
Its thermonuclear arsenal if used in error or by design can kill us all. Neocons like Hillary Clinton and Washington’s criminal class believe the Pentagon should do whatever it takes to eliminate all challengers to US dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations. Trump is a businessman. Can he tame this beast or become its servant, a question yet to be answered? …He hasn’t ended Bush/Cheney/Obama wars, but give him a break. He’s only been in office two-and-a-half weeks...
America’s wars are far more deadly than reported, according to a February 5 Military Times report, saying: “The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan,” according to an investigation it conducted - not including Libya, Yemen, Somalia and parts of Pakistan terror-bombed. Thousands of US airstrikes were unreported, causing unknown numbers of casualties, mostly noncombatant civilians, paying the greatest price in all wars.
US and Israeli ones consider them legitimate targets, a flagrant violation of international law… All governments lie. The Pentagon notoriously misleads the public. Nothing it reports is credible. What’s most important to reveal is suppressed, including accurate casualty counts and the fact that all US wars are against nations threatening no one…
“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ― Malcolm X
In order to continue the American assault by the neocons and neoliberals against helpless, hopeless nations there must be a constant enemy, a straw man that must be continually knocked down. That straw man is Vladimir Putin. The threat of Vladimir Putin was used as an excuse to overthrow the elected government of Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine whose crime was to turn down a trade deal with the European Union for a better trade deal with Putin’s Russia. From Voice of Russia:
US, NATO, CIA supporting Nazis in Ukraine project
The overthrow of the government of Ukraine was an armed coup d’état ordered, planned, organized, funded, carried out and executed by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Pentagon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and their surrogates in the European Union (EU) using every instrument at their disposal including the National Security Agency (NSA) and all of their amassed media resources. It was carried out with the knowledge and approval of US President Barack Hussein Obama if not at his directive.
The actions of the US in organizing the armed overthrow and installation of an illegitimate puppet government in Kiev was and continues to be illegal and revelations that continue to be exposed, including the latest regarding the hiring of snipers to kill demonstrators and police, are an outrage and a crime against all humanity that must not be allowed to stand…
In documented regime change operations, which Ukraine clearly was, the CIA has classically used snipers to heighten the panic and the terror and in the end to blame whichever side it is against for crimes against the people… In the case of Ukraine the illegitimate “authorities” immediately “filed charges” against the acting President Yanukovich.
These charges of course came in unison with choreographed statements by western officials (EU officials, the White House and others), massive choreographed media coverage, showing selected scenes and footage of “poor defenseless peaceful protestors” bloodied and apparently the victims of “the brutal police forces” who themselves were completely unarmed having to face snipers, guns, Molotov cocktails, steel cement filled pipes and highly trained armed protestors bent on killing them…
Very similar to the killing of 426 children in Latakia Syria and the gas attacks in Damscus when Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad had welcomed UN chemical weapons inspectors… Just as the killing of 426 children was to serve as the pretext for the invasion of Syria, the killing of “civilians” served as the pretext for toppling the government and to charge the president with mass murder.
The violence is not over in Ukraine. The US/CIA/NATO/EU are growing desperate and having problems getting the Ukrainian people to accept that the murderers and neo-nazis are now their new leaders. Almost no one accepts their legitimacy, except of course western lackeys and politicians who are in on the coup.
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the masses. – Malcolm X
Yes, almost no one accepted the legitimacy of the coup installed Nazi government in Ukraine. So who did the US/CIA/NATO/EU turn to in order to make the people of Ukraine accept the government they installed? Why, they turned to RAND Corporation for a solution, a final solution. From Global Research:
President Poroshenko Uses RAND Corporation “Action Plan” for Eastern Ukraine including Ground Assaults and Air Strikes
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko follows the action plan proposed by RAND analysts. This Memorandum on the “advisable course of action” automatically means that the peace plan confirmed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is slated to fail. The document provides three stages for the conduct of a military operation in eastern Ukraine.
The first stage implies total isolation of the region considering that all local citizens are terrorists or sympathizers. The Region should be encircled with troops and sealed off entirely from any flow of goods and persons. Broadcasting services, Internet connection, telephone and mobile communications in the region shall be shut down.
The second stage is named Mop-up. Ground assaults shall be preceded by air strikes against the strategic facilities. The use of non-conventional arms is allowed. The document also provides for internment camps outside the cleared settlements. People featuring traces of combat engagement shall be tried in court for terrorism.
During the third stage Back to Normal power supplies and communications shall be restored. The borders shall be strengthened to avoid possible provocations. All the refugees should be checked for possible support for separatists in internment camps. Special focus shall be made on information security. All foreign media shall be blocked there.
Wow, Ukraine’s Nazi government installed by the CIA considered any citizen that failed to accept their new government a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer giving the Nazi government a nod to use any means, even non-conventional arms like nukes to persuade them. If not persuaded to accept their Nazi government, they were given the OK to try them in court and designate them terrorists to be detained in internment camps. By banning foreign media from reporting the Ukraine holocaust, America’s media was spoon-fed CIA approved propaganda labeling Putin is the murderer.
“The propaganda system allows the US leadership to commit crimes without limit and with no suggestion of misbehavior or criminality; in fact, major war criminals like Henry Kissinger appear regularly on TV to comment on the crimes of the derivative butchers.” - Edward S. Herman
Is it any wonder the people of Crimea overwhelmingly voted to join Russia lest they be the next victims of the “US/EU/NATO/CIA liberators?” Russia has had a warm water seaport in Crimea for over 200 years and yet the media perpetuates the lie that Russia invaded Crimea. From NPR:
Crimea Overwhelmingly Supports Split From Ukraine To Join Russia
Russian news services are claiming overwhelming support in Crimea for the region's plan to secede from Ukraine and unite with Russia, citing exit polls from Sunday's referendum. Russia's state news agency reports that after 50 percent of the votes had been processed that more than 95 percent of voters said they were in favor of joining Russia…
Polls closed Sunday evening after a day of reportedly high turnout. Preliminary results aren't expected to be announced until late Sunday or Monday. Russian lawmakers and other officials are being quoted saying that they will work to absorb Crimea very quickly, perhaps by the end of March.
Pro-Ukrainian activists inside Crimea had urged a boycott of the vote, NPR's Gregory Warner reports, saying it was called prematurely and without debate… The referendum had widely been expected to pass; Crimea's parliament has already voted to seek annexation by Russia. Government officials in Ukraine, the U.S. and elsewhere say they consider the referendum illegitimate, and the White House released a statement rejecting it.
In a call to Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama said that the secession vote "would never be recognized" by the United States. He also urged Putin to pursue a diplomatic de-escalation of the crisis, support the Ukraine government's plans for political reform, return its troops in Crimea to their bases, and halt advances into Ukrainian territory and military build-ups along Ukraine's borders…
"A total of 93 percent of participants in the referendum in Crimea have voted for the accession to Russia," reports Russia's state-run Itar-Tass news agency, "according to an exit poll conducted by the Crimean Institute for Political and Sociological Studies…" Moments after Crimea's polls closed, the White House issued a statement rejecting today's vote, saying that it runs contrary to Ukraine's constitution.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Sunday's vote, with state-run Itar-Tass news agency reporting that he called the referendum "in compliance with the norms of international law, in particular with Article 1 of the UN Charter that stipulates the principle of equality and self-determination of peoples."
How much do you want to bet the “election” held in Ukraine was not "in compliance with the norms of international law.” But facts be damned all we hear in the United States is that Putin’s Russia “annexed Crimea” and it is Russia’s fault that the people of Ukraine refuse to accept their US installed Nazi government.
All of the war-propaganda, all of the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. – George Orwell
So let’s see the how the media covered the reaction of the neocons and neoliberals in our government to the Trump/O’Reilly interview. From ABC News:
Trump's Comparing US to Putin's Russia Draws Bipartisan Backlash
President Donald Trump's comment equating Russia under Vladimir Putin to the United States has drawn sharply negative reactions from people in both parties. Trump told Fox News in an interview set to air prior to the Super Bowl on Sunday that he respects Putin.
"I do respect him," Trump told Fox News’ Bill O'Reilly.
When O'Reilly said, "Putin is a killer," Trump responded, "A lot of killers. We got a lot of killers. What, you think our country's so innocent?"
Republicans were quick to rebuke Trumps statement Sunday morning. “I don’t think there’s any equivalency,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “America is exceptional. There’s a clear distinction here.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted a reference to political assassinations to help draw the distinction between the U.S. and Putin's Russia…
Similarly, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" …"Let's be clear... "There is no moral equivalency between the United States of America, the greatest freedom-loving nation in the history of the world and the murderous thugs that are in Putin's defense of his cronyism," Sasse said.
In a tweet, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, called Trumps statement “deeply troubling and wrong.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate who has been a critic of President Trump, responded on Twitter that “America has been a beacon of light and freedom. There is no equivalence with the brutal regime of Vladimir Putin…”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to come to Trump’s defense on “Face the Nation” but said “there is no question in my mind that America is the moral leader of the world…”
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said on ABC's "This Week" that she resents Trump’s statement. "I really do resent that he would say something like that,” Klobuchar said. “You cannot compare any leaders in our country to what Vladimir Putin has done.”
“I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
Oh our brave, very, very rich politicians engorged from the spoils of war are so afraid of Donald Trump. If the people believe that Vladimir Putin is no threat to American freedom, their gravy train could come to an end. The media have become celebrities, just as long as they continue to reinforce the lies about the “war on terror” that have made them so rich, they will continue to live their pampered existence.
One of the hopeful things that I’ve discovered is that nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies. The media could’ve stopped it if they had searched deep enough; if they hadn’t reprinted government propaganda they could’ve stopped it. - Julian Assange
Will Trump dismantle the war Juggernaut by exposing the sixteen year reign of death perpetrated by the neocons, neoliberals and their media propagandists? Will Trump buy into the hoax that Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism? I don’t know, but after only two weeks on the job, people are beginning to wake up and find they cannot believe anything the neocons and neoliberals along with their supine media propagandists say. Maybe, just maybe America can return to its once noble status of a beacon of light and freedom.
By Patricia Baeten