imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Promoting Confrontation with Russia

by Stephen Lendman Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at 4:56 AM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

anti-war

Promoting Confrontation with Russia

by Stephen Lendman

Washington's rage for war may end up targeting Russia next. Major media propaganda and disinformation seem inexorably heading in this direction.

Madness explains what's happening. Truth is systematically buried. It's turned on its head. Big Lies, distortions and deception substitute.

Western readers and viewers get a daily diet of outrageous managed news misinformation. America's so-called MSM are worst of all.

From The New York Times to Fox News, a systematic drumbeat of anti-Russian propaganda drowns out real news, information and analysis.

Winston Churchill once said "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

Today it circulates instantly. Joseph Goebbels once said "(i)f you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

He called truth "the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Corporate media giants, so-called US public broadcasting and radio, Britain's BBC, Qatar's Al Jazeera, and similar operations regurgitate, hype, and proliferate state-sponsored lies, misinformation, distortions and deception.

The bigger the lie, the more often it's featured and repeated ad nauseam. Russia-bashing is outrageous. It substitutes for real news, information and analysis.

Readers and viewers are carpet-bombed with a daily drumbeat of misinformation. It doesn't rise to the level of bad fiction.

It's ideologically driven. It's one-sidedly biased. It's over-the-top rubbish. It's gross hypocrisy.

It turns heroes into villains. It blames victims for perpetrator crimes. It justifies the unjustifiable.

It spurns peace and conflict resolution. It heads inexorably toward East/West confrontation. It risks global war.

MSM culprits play major roles in influencing public opinion. Propaganda wars precede hot ones.

Deception, popular fiction and Big Lies launch them. Intense Russia bashing risks international peace, stability and security.

Washington's rage for war is humanity's greatest threat. Its permanent war policy deplores peace and stability.

Presidents wage wars at their discretion. Rule of law principles don't matter. Imagine risking conflict with Russia.

Imagine promoting it irresponsibly. Imagine a worst case scenario. Imagine risking humanity's survival.

Putin bashing never quits. It's relentless. The most outrageous Big Lies repeat ad nauseam. Truth is systematically buried.

Putin defends Russian sovereignty. He opposes US imperial lawlessness. Washington considers him public enemy number one. World peace hangs in the balance.

The New York Times suggests Russian humanitarian aid may be more a Trojan horse than a gift one.

Clearly it's the latter. Russia would have everything to lose and nothing to gain by trying to deliver arms and munitions to beleaguered Southeastern Ukrainians instead of promised humanitarian aid.

Don't expect The Times and other MSM members to explain. Instead, they regurgitate Kiev misinformation about covertly supplying Southeastern Ukrainian freedom fighters "men and weapons even if Moscow denies the charge."

A 280 truck convoy of desperately needed aid remains halted on Ukraine's border. Ukrainian officials began inspecting it.

It will take days or longer for completion. Delay advantages Kiev. Its terror war on civilians continues.

Around 70 or more lives are lost daily. Human misery is extreme. Lugansk and Donetsk have no electricity or water. Medicines and fuel are running out.

Food is in short supply. Heavy shelling continues. Civilian neighborhoods are targeted. Conditions are dire. Human misery worsens daily.

The Times and other MSM contributors blame victims for Kiev crimes. Washington supports them unequivocally.

On August 13, Vice President Joe Biden told Ukraine's illegitimate president Petro Poroshenko that Washington "would continue working with its international partners to press Russia to de-escalate the crisis, and end all support, arming, and financing of the separatists."

The NYT and other media scoundrels repeated the Big Lie and others like it. Washington's role in replacing Ukraine's democratically elected government with neo-Nazi fascists is entirely ignored.

So is explaining Kiev's war without mercy against its own Southeastern citizens. Murdering them in cold blood continues.

White phosphorus able to burn flesh to the bone and perhaps other illegal terror weapons are used.

Washington, its rogue Western allies and media scoundrels turn a blind eye to atrocities too grave to ignore.

Kiev fascists take full advantage. They're free to commit mass murder and destruction with impunity.

Desperately needed humanitarian aid is blocked. Preventing it is lawless collective punishment.

In collusion with Washington, a provocative EU statement turned truth on its head.

It called on Russia "to put an immediate stop to any form of border hostilities, in particular to the flow of arms, military advisors and armed personnel into the conflict region and to withdraw its forces from the border."

Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Rogue EU partners share it.

Ordinary Ukrainians suffer most. Don't expect The New York Times and other media scoundrels to explain.

On August 16, Foreign Policy headlined "Putin's New Clothes," saying:

"Russia's president is nakedly invading Ukraine. Why won't anybody say anything?"

Putin faced these outrageous charges many times before. He's gone all-out for peaceful conflict resolution.

He's shown remarkable restraint in doing so. He shames his Western counterparts. He's a master chess player. He's a world class leader.

You'd never know from the merciless bashing he takes. Big Fat Lies substitute for truth, all of it, and nothing else.

Foreign Policy repeated the fiction about a column of Russian APCs and tanks entering Ukraine.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen outrageously called it an "invasion."

Ukraine's oligarch president Petro Poroshenko said it was confronted and destroyed.

He provided no evidence proving what Russia's Defense Ministry called either a "phantom" or Ukrainian forces mistakenly at war with itself.

Foreign Policy invented its own truths. Real ones don't matter.

It outrageously accused Russia of "nakedly dispatch(ing) columns of armored vehicles into Ukraine, and stag(ing) a piece of pseudo-humanitarian theater to legitimate a more open form of warfare."

Imagine it by not crossing Ukraine's border. Without firing a shot. With food, clean water, sleeping bags and blankets, as well as medicines, medical supplies, and other vital aid.

Imagine countering Kiev atrocities with kindness. Imagine calling delivering humanitarian aid a crime.

Imagine depriving desperate people of vital aid to stay alive. Imagine Washington's dirty hands covertly orchestrating the worst of what's ongoing.

Imagine media scoundrel complicity by failing to report what demands headlines. Imagine coverup and denial of appalling high crimes against peace.

On August 16, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Some Realism on Russia," saying:

Ukraine's Poroshenko claims a Russian invasion could happen any day.

Journal editors repeated the Big Lie about "Putin's dreams of restoring Greater Russia."

Not a shred of evidence suggests it. He's been Russia's president from May 2000 to May 2008 and since May 2012.

In over 10 years as head of state, he did nothing to expand Russia's borders. He accommodated near Crimean unanimity to be part of Russia again. He acted responsibly doing so.

He didn’t invade. He deplores wars and violence. He supports peace and stability.

He believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. He opposes interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.

He respects rule of law principles. He deplores Washington's imperial agenda. That puts him at odds with Obama and rogue elements around him.

Journal editors accused Obama of letting his "adversaries advance at minimal cost or resistance."

With his multiple direct and proxy wars raging, suggesting he's soft rings hollow.

Not hardline enough, say Journal editors. Perhaps they favor hot war with Russia and humanity next.

Perhaps they prefer destroying humanity to save it. Confronting Russia belligerently risks what no rational leader would dare.

Yet events seem headed inexorably for trouble. Cool heads are absent when most needed. Will humanity survive the onslaught?

A Final Comment

Stanley Kramer's 1959 apocalyptic film "On the Beach" is must viewing. It's about nuclear radiation destroying life on earth following WW III.

The film stars Gregory Peck as US submarine commander Dwight Lionel Towers. Ava Gardner is his love interest.

Fred Astaire is Australian scientist Julian Osborn. He commits suicide to avoid the agony of radiation poisoning.

The final scene is chilling. Viewers won't ever forget. Earlier Melbourne streets showed normal life.

The end shows them empty, devoid of life and windblown. A church banner ironically reads: "There is Still Time…Brother."

No longer. Radiation poisoning is unforgiving. It has final say. Kramer's film explains the madness of nuclear war.

If waged, there's no coming back. No second chance. No salvation from slow painful death worldwide.

If that's not reason enough for peace and good will, what is?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour

Report this post as:

Local News

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

[NEW HOT] World Soccer King Hack Coins and Gems J17 4:32AM

Asian Countries:Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea do not permit unlawful immigration J16 8:06PM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup J13 4:14PM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support J11 1:40PM

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients J11 10:14AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation J11 1:31AM

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why J09 8:54PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme ) J09 12:44PM

Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA J09 10:25AM

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks J09 8:29AM

Corrupt CDC Ignores Meat Fish Recalls J09 4:55AM

The (Temporary) End of Globalization J09 3:03AM

Aternatives to Abortions such as Plan B the pill, condoms and IUD J08 4:03PM

U.S Congressional Legal Minds Know Better Than Allowing Texas To Murder Hank Skinner J08 3:37PM

ACLU in many US states defends in court KKK and American Nazis Sometimes for Money J07 11:28PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy