At the end of Obama’s presidency, Fiction has become Fact.
A world of fantasy permeates the mainstream media.
The Lie has become the Truth.
“Fake New” has become “Real News”.
And “Real News” by the independent online media is now tagged as Russian propaganda.
What we are dealing with is a War against the Truth.
Concepts are turned upside down.
Political insanity prevails. We are at a dangerous crossroads in our history The dangers of global warfare are routinely obfuscated by media disinformation.
According to National Intelligence Director James Clapper Russia’s alleged hacking constitutes an “Existential Threat” against America.
Senator McCain considers it an “An Act of War”
Meanwhile, US tanks and troops have been dispatched to Russia’s border under Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” and NATO’s European Reassurance Initiative (ERI). And the media remains silent. It’s not front page news.
Realties are turned upside down. Russia is the Threat. The alleged hacking is casually presented as a justification for outright war preparations against Russia: “The move comes as NATO’s relationship with Moscow has hit its lowest point in decades… U.S. national security agencies have also blamed Russia for perceived meddling in the presidential election…” (Reuters, January 6, 2016)
What is envisaged is a scenario of a possible ground war against Russia:
Ships began unloading U.S. tanks, self-propelled howitzers and hundreds of other fighting vehicles Friday in the northern German port of Bremerhaven, to be moved into Eastern Europe to bolster NATO’s deterrence against possible Russian aggression.
The U.S. also plans to move in a combat aviation brigade … from Fort Bliss, Texas. They’ll be headquartered in Germany with some aircraft positioned in Latvia, Romania and Poland.
…Britain [is] sending fighter jets to the Black Sea area, while a battalion of troops, tanks and light armor will deploy in Estonia in the spring, backed by French and Danish troops. Germany also plans to send troops and tanks to Lithuania.
Albania, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia are also playing roles in what NATO has dubbed its Enhanced Forward Presence. The U.S. plans to relocate a Stryker unit from Germany to Poland as part of that group.
(Associated Press, January 6, 2017)
Everybody is Scared of Vladimir Putin
Read carefully: “Biggest shipment of American tanks since the Cold War lands in Germany (January 6), Howitzers and fighting vehicles will be joined by thousands of infantry troopers”. This massive military deployment –which is scarcely the object of media coverage– is upheld as a “peacekeeping initiative” in response to Vladimir Putin’s “aggression” and alleged hacking of the DNC.
According to Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Timothy McGuire (in charge of the deployment of US ground forces in Eastern Europe): “The best way to maintain the peace is through preparation… this is just showing the strength and the cohesion of the alliance and the U.S. commitment to maintain the peace on the continent.” (emphasis added)
While the alleged hacking is casually tagged as an “An Act of War” against the American Homeland, “Operation Atlantic Resolve” (involving a massive deployment of troops and military hardware on Russia’s border) is categorized as an “Act of Self Defense”.
When war becomes peace, the world is turned upside down.
Conceptualization is no longer possible. Insanity prevails. The institutions of government are criminalized.
The Western media and politicians, in chorus, obfuscate the unspoken truth, namely that the US-NATO led war destroys humanity.
When the lie becomes the truth there is no turning backwards.
When war is upheld as a humanitarian endeavor supported by the United Nations, Justice and the entire international legal system are turned upside down: pacifism and the antiwar movement are criminalized.
Opposing the war becomes a criminal act.
Obama’s Legacy is War and The Big Lie.
The Big Lie must be exposed for what it is and what it does.
It sanctions the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children.
It destroys families and people. It destroys the commitment of people towards their fellow human beings.
It prevents people from expressing their solidarity for those who suffer. It upholds war and the police state as the sole avenue.
It destroys both nationalism and internationalism.
Breaking the lie means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force.
About the author:
Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research. He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO’s war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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