“Today,” journalist John Pilger said in his address to the Sheffield Festival of Words, “the greatest build-up of American-led forces since World War Two is under way — in the Caucasus and eastern Europe, on the border with Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, where China is the target.
“Keep that in mind when the presidential election circus reaches its finale on November 8th. If the winner is Clinton, a Greek chorus of witless commentators will celebrate her coronation as a great step forward for women. None will mention Clinton’s victims: the women of Syria, the women of Iraq, the women of Libya. None will mention the civil defense drills being conducted in Russia. None will recall Edward Bernays’ ‘torches of freedom.’”
Those talking heads who have the gall to call themselves “journalists” in America, it’s clear to anyone paying attention, have failed the world.
Just as Edward Bernays tricked millions of American women into believing cigarettes were symbols of emancipation, liberation and equality with men, the mainstream presstitutes have tricked Americans into believing the War on Terror has been a quest for freedom and liberty, rather than to enrich and empower oil companies, arms dealers and sociopathic jihadists.
Bernays described the media as “the true ruling power in our society.” It was, in his eyes, the “invisible government” which engineered consent in a concerted effort to “control and regiment [them] according to our will without their knowing about it.”
Although a journalist’s STATED job is to always uncover truth, today’s journalism jobs are nothing more than “American Perception Control” and a way to hobnob with the elite.
Case in point: Last year, per WikiLeaks, Podesta sent an invitation to 63 reporters for an off-the-record party at his mansion.
Thirty-eight of them, as far as we know, sent in their RSVPs.
Don’t take this hobnobbery lightly. It has had disastrous consequences and allowed for the Deep State to sweep a lot of crucial information under the rug.
As investigative journalist Charles Lewis told Pilger during an interview in D.C., had journalists done their jobs to combat the Iraq war propaganda, “there is a very, very good chance we would not have gone to war in Iraq.”
“It was a shocking statement,” Pilger said, “and one supported by other famous journalists to whom I put the same question — Dan Rather of CBS, David Rose of the Observer and journalists and producers in the BBC, who wished to remain anonymous.
“In other words,” Pilger went on, “had journalists done their job, had they challenged and investigated the propaganda instead of amplifying it, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children would be alive today, and there would be no ISIS and no siege of Aleppo or Mosul.”
Had journalists done their jobs, we wouldn’t need Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and the whole gaggle of persecuted whistleblowers who came before them. It’s telling, though, that the presstitutes spend more time attacking the messengers than they do talking about the truths they should’ve worked to uncover in the first place.
Moreover, if the presstitutes of the establishmentarian media did their jobs correctly, we wouldn’t need Senators to travel to Syria to figure out the other side of the story.
Which is what Virginia Senator Richard Black did last Spring, a move which earned him a spot on both ISIS and the Washington Post’s enemy lists.
“I have studied what’s going on in Syria for over six years,” Senator Black told Dr. Ron Paul in a recently Liberty Report video. “It actually started when I was very curious as to why we were attacking Libya, which was a neutral non-belligerent country and clearly in violation of the law of war.
“And that led me to the discovery that we were gun running from Libya into Turkey and then funneling the money over to terrorists in Syria to try to overthrow the Syrian government.”
(Before anyone shouts “conspiracy theorist,” even a good chunk of the mainstream media didn’t think a gun-running operation was out of the question in Benghazi.)
“What I had learned before I went,” Senator Black went on, “was that Syria had enjoyed forty years of peace with Israel. It had the greatest women’s rights. It had the greatest religious freedom of any nation in the Arab world. It was one of the safest nations on Earth. And certainly one of the safest nations in the Arab world.
“So all of this led me to begin to study very intensely, why are we attacking a nation that really should be the model for what would hope the Arab world would become?”
The seed for the trip began in 2014, when Black sent President Assad a letter thanking him for, in his words, the “gallant rescue of the Christians along the Qalamoun mountain range.”
In 2013, thirteen nuns were captured and held hostage by foreign-backed militants who attacked the Christian village of Maaloula, about 40 miles west of Damascus. The nuns were held prisoner from Nov. 2013 to March 2014 until pro-Syrian forces clashed with the rebels in the pro-Assad stronghold of Yabroud. Negotiations were made and the nuns were set free.
Assad, appreciative of the letter, replied to Black with an invitation to Syria. So he went.
“Interestingly,” Sen. Black said, “one of the things I learned [in Syria] is that the U.S.-led coalition had deliberately permitted ISIS to travel across 100 miles of wide open desert without dropping a single bomb or doing anything to interfere with the advance of ISIS. I think what they were hoping is that if ISIS could seize Palmyra, perhaps they could take Damascus.
“We were so intent on bringing on the downfall of Syria,” Black said, “that we were willing to subject the entire population of Syria to the enormous horrors of ISIS.”
As we outlined in brief yesterday, Hillary Clinton has accepted money from Saudi Arabia with full knowledge they were funneling money into terrorism. Moreover, she also knew that both the Saudis and Qatar were directly supporting ISIS.
In one of her emails to Podesta, courtesy of Wikileaks, she writes: “… we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.”
This knowledge didn’t stop her from accepting donations to the Clinton Foundation from these countries. In fact, she accepted money from a slew of unsavory actors (see below). Then, by sheer coincidence (we’re sure), these countries received juicy weapons deals from the U.S. State Department.
Allow me to repeat that: Countries deeply involved in terrorist activities were given American weapons deals after donating to the Clinton Foundation.
But, of course, people hate her because she’s a woman — not because she’s a complete sociopath who will do and say anything to get what she wants. No matter how many people have to die.
She takes money from countries that throw gay people off of roofs and treat dogs better than they do their women, then gives them weapons to destroy countries which respect freedom of religion and sexuality.
Then she turns around and waxes rhetorical about the importance of gender equality and LGBT rights to the American people. Puh. (Hillary’s lack of dangly bits, though, is the real issue here. Admit it, you sexist beast.)
“You know,” Senator Black goes on, “it is ironic that the United States has allied itself with what I call the Axis of Evil: Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. You look at what’s happening to Turkey. President Erdogan has crushed every institution of government and instituted an absolute dictatorship.
“Here’s a man that we call him an ally, and he says he wants to revise the constitution so that he’ll have the same authority as Adolf Hitler had. He has invaded both Syria and Iraq, and he’s beginning this expansion of policy. He’s brought into question the treaty of 1923, which established the line of demarcation between Turkey and Greece. So he is beginning to contemplate a move on Western Europe. I consider President Erdogan perhaps the most dangerous man on the planet today. He’s very patient, but he’s a very dangerous man.
“We are also allied to Qatar. You know, we go apoplectic about coups, and yet the king of Qatar took power when he overthrew his own father in a military coup. And then, of course, you get to Saudi Arabia, which has not one single Christian church in the entire country and yet they are funding mosques throughout the world. And their mosques are not simply Muslim mosques, but they are Wahhabi Muslim, which is the most vile and violent element of Islamic faith.
“What I have come to realize through a very thorough study is that American policy is bought and paid for. The Saudi Arabians in particular, and there are other countries as you know, who pay off American politicians and not only American politicians, also people in Europe. And it’s not all just campaign contributions, I don’t believe. My guess is there are people who have Swiss bank accounts that would break the side of a Swiss mountain.”
Such is the nature of the Deep State. It’s saving grace is that it can keep itself behind the spotlight using Bernay’s “Invisible Government.”
Fortunately, it seems, the tide is turning and the cockroaches are beginning to scramble.
That said, we’re in for an interesting week.
Will WikiLeaks, as it promises, expose once-and-for-all Hillary Clinton’s “torches of freedom” for the toxic sticks of cancer that they most certainly are?
We admit, though we had no dog in this fight, we sit on the edge of our chairs with bated breath.
If the parasitical Political Class were to watch Hillary Clinton be whisked away in handcuffs live on the Hypnotron…
We can dream.
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