9:20 [Asia Times] (E)
Afghanistan was bombed and invaded because of 9/11. I was there from the start, even before 9/11. On August 20, 2001, I interviewed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the “Lion of the Panjshir,” who told me about an “unholy alliance” of the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI (Pakistani intel). Back in Peshawar, I learned that something really big was coming: my article was published by Asia Times on August 30. Commander Massoud was killed on September 9: I received a terse email from a Panjshir source, only stating, “the commander has been shot.” Two days later, 9/11 happened.
11:55 [Paul Craig Roberts] (E)
I would appreciate hearing from readers whether they have come across a report in the print, TV, or NPR media of the highly professional four-year investigation of WTC Building 7’s demise. The international team of civil engineers concluded that the official story of Building 7’s destruction is entirely false. I reported their findings here:...
20:51 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Lately we`ve seen several institutional efforts to show that American Jews are all for Israel, except the lunatics. That`s because the appearance of wall-to-wall US Jewish support is a necessity for Israel lobby groups in convincing politicians to back Israel unconditionally. IfNotNow and Jewish Voice for Peace are a threat to the Stalinist consensus.
8:50 [The Unz Review] (E)
The New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, has the investigative talent and resources to expose major corruption in New York. Why did the Times spend almost two decades ignoring the all-too-obvious antics of Epstein and Silverstein? Why is it letting the absurd tale of Epstein’s alleged suicide stand? Why hasn’t it used the work of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth—including the brand-new University of Alaska study on the controlled demolition of WTC-7—to expose the biggest scandal of the 21st century, if not all of American history?
16:49 [Global Research] (E)
For nearly a quarter of a century, the massacre of Srebrenica has been reappearing in the headlines of the western media. The usual allegation: 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred on July 11, 1995, in “the worst war crime since World War II.” The Hague Tribunal has ruled that these assumed 8,000 executed males constitutes “genocide.”
15:50 [Paul Craig Roberts] (E)
Danielle Ryan is an Irish journalist. A real one, not a presstitute. She says things that journalists nowhere in the Western world are any longer permitted to say. For example, Western journalism no longer is connected to factual reporting. It is simply used to get whoever the oligarchs want got. Danielle notes that it is impossible to be a journalist today if you have any respect for facts, truth, and objectivity. Those are what get you fired. She is very gentle about it: “No one could reasonably expect journalism to be an entirely mistake-free profession, but the rate at which demonstrably false stories percolate through the media ecosystem is alarming — and the more mistakes, it seems, the higher the reward.
10:32 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
It is all about lying. Few knew what a shield truth had been until it was gone.
We don’t have to go back so many years to find a painful example, in fact August 2019 gives us lots of material to deal with. Let’s look at the Hezbollah missile attack on what was claimed to be an Israeli command convoy. Hezbollah claims they hit a general. Here is what Hezbollah did, they released a poor-quality video from miles away, showing smoke only.
Believing this was all there was, Israel announced that a missile landed “near an Israeli village” and that the IDF staged a fake rescue of wounded at an imaginary missile hit scene, just as a joke. This story was carried in the mainstream media as it was sourced to the IDF high command and directly to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. In a time of liars, these will do as well as any.
9:32 [Voltairenet] (E)
Allies of yesterday, enemies of today: it is the countries that have invested in Brazil and pushed its industry to exploit its wealth without safeguards who now denounce the ravages of this economic model.
8:09 [RT] (E)
Iraq’s sectarian political scene is having a rare moment of unity, driven by an unlikely culprit. Recent reporting by a US-funded Middle Eastern news outlet has piqued claims of American meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs.
7:53 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The Associated Press is doing its best to make the Hong Kong police look bad by describing an incident without its context: Late at night Saturday, video from Hong Kong broadcaster TVB showed police on the platform of Prince Edward subway station swinging batons at passengers who backed into one end of a train car behind umbrellas. The video also shows pepper spray being shot through an open door at a group seated on the floor while one man holds up his hands.
18:42 [The Canary] (E)
The Jewish Chronicle falsely linked Palestinian charity Interpal with terrorist activity. As a result, the newspaper had to apologise and pay the charity £50,000 in damages.
9:45 [Fort Russ] (E)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he discussed with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian the harassment of Sputnik and RT in Paris and stressed the inadmissibility of discriminating against Russian media. “The situation is not very optimistic, the correspondents of RT France and Sputnik still have no accreditation before the Elysee Palace [headquarters of the French Presidency], if that does not changed in the next couple of days,” he said when speaking before the students of the Moscow International Relations Institute (MGIMO).
9:00 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
International journalists from Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Russia witnessed the return of residents and efforts to resume electricity services and reopening of schools. Khan Sheikhoun was ransacked by the routed jihadi terror groups, with the typical depravity that had been seen in other liberated areas. But despite the devastation, residents were relieved to begin the task of restoration of what was previously a town renowned for its culture and beauty before the war erupted in March 2011.
11:38 [RT] (E)
In his movies, Hollywood’s Gerry Butler spends his time kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, as he sets about single-handedly killing America’s enemies.
12:48 [Mint Press News] (E)
Abby Martin’s new documentary film Gaza Fights for Freedom is an excellent movie that is difficult to watch, and disturbing at times, precisely because it presents a true, realistic view of life in Gaza. In her new documentary film, Gaza Fights for Freedom, journalist Abby Martin places the Gaza Strip under a microscope for the viewers to see. The result is an excellent movie that is difficult to watch, and disturbing at times, precisely because it presents a true, realistic view of life in Gaza. The movie shows how a small, courageous nation — locked up in the world’s largest concentration camp, facing inexcusable, unjustifiable and unforgivable violence — refuses to give up on its hopes and dreams and continues to fight for life.
12:44 [Iran Front Page] (E)
Iran Front Page is including translation of select items from all Iranian Farsi media in English and other languages.
10:42 [The Unz Review] (E)
Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings.
The death of Sen. John McCain last August revealed some important truths about the nature of our establishment media.
There is an old wartime proverb that enemy flak is always heaviest over the most important target, and the remarkably ferocious wave of attacks and censorship against anyone broaching the subject of Pizzagate seems to raise obvious dark suspicions. Indeed, the simultaneous waves of attacks against all alternative media outlets as “Russian propaganda outlets” laid the basis for the continuing regime of Social Media censorship that has become a central aspect of today’s world.
8:55 [ZeroHedge] (E)
The tens of thousands of fires burning in the Amazon right now have caught the attention of environmentalists, politicians and celebrities alike. Unfortunately, many of them have been spreading bad information in the form of decades-old pictures and incorrect facts, such as the claim that the Amazon is the "lungs of the world," according to Forbes.
18:27 [Voltaire Network] (E)
Just before the opening of the Biarritz G7, an intense disinformation campaign was launched in the international press with the complicity of French President, Emmanuel Macron and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. It aims to allow Europeans to control the Amazon, its minerals, its pharmaceutical treasures and its precious woods. Its purpose is to distort the problem before providing a false solution. In the first place, the campaigners reiterated that the Amazon is "the green lung of the planet," a fallacious formula that suggests that this forest would absorb most of the CO2 produced on Earth, which is absurd.
14:35 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli media outlets have been caught attempting to use an old video as footage of Israel’s latest missile attack on the outskirts of the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
12:18 [youtube/The Last American Vagabond] (E)
Joining me today is Adam Green, here to discuss what was very recently a taboo topic that was quickly censored on social media, yet has now been forced into the MSM discussion due to recent statements made, and then reaffirmed the following day, by Donald Trump.
21:08 [The Unz Review] (E)
The Hong Kong revolt is the mutiny of wannabe house niggers who feel that the gap between them and the natives is rapidly vanishing. Once, a HK resident was head and shoulders above the miserable mainland coolies; he spoke English, he had smart devices, he had his place in the tentacle sucking wealth out of the mainland, and some of that wealth stuck to his sweaty hands. But now he has no advantage compared to the people of Shanghai or Beijing. There is huge swelling of wealth in the big cities of Red China.
19:58 [Global Research] (E)
In the aftermath of the second Democratic primary debate on July 31, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard emerged as the most Googled of all candidates, an indication that her performance (which included a stunning takedown of California Sen. Kamala Harris over her criminal justice record) attracted the attention of many viewers.
16:21 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
A significant part of US foreign policy rests on the notion of promoting the ‘politics of chaos’ as this chaos, as I pointed out earlier, plays a key role in maintaining US hegemony upon the international stage. The ‘politics of chaos’ is not just a strategy used against rival states and strategic competitors; it is also a display of the US deep-state’s obsession with running the world unilaterally and denying other (emerging) powers their due status and the ability to challenge US primacy. What we therefore are witnessing in Hong Kong is not an indigenous uprising against China; but rather the engineered ‘politics of chaos’ aimed at destabilizing the region in order to hurt China both politically and economically.
14:29 [A Medium Corporation] (E)
For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between government agencies and the public.
11:05 [The Unz Review] (E)
Some may remember that in 2005 a major media controversy engulfed Harvard President Larry Summers over his remarks at an academic conference. Casually speaking off-the-record at the private gathering, Summers had gingerly raised the hypothetical possibility that on average men might be a bit better at mathematics than women, perhaps partially explaining the far larger number of males holding faculty positions in the math, science, and engineering departments.
6:14 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria. They interviewed a Human Rights Watch staffer named Lama Fakih who is an American from Michigan now based in Beirut. Do you believe Ms. Fakih in Beirut or do you believe people who live in Syria who say we are being lied to? Lilly Martin is such a person. Although she is American from Fresno California, Lilly has lived in Syria for nearly 25 years. She is married to a Syrian and has two Syrian sons.
6:02 [RT] (E)
The media has willfully misinterpreted Donald Trump’s words to portray the most pro-Israel US president in history as an anti-Semite. It makes more sense to chide him for sacrificing US interests to please Benjamin Netanyahu.
0:35 [youtube/Know More News] (E)
Essential documentation of the entanglement of US-policies and media
to Israel`s objectives.
20:30 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Consider all the misinformation and bias in the opening of this New York Times news analysis of the politics of Israel’s refusal to allow Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to enter the West Bank.
18:23 [Swarajya] (E)
For reasons political, the authorities in India will never acknowledge the paramount role of Netaji in forcing the colonial British to transfer power in 1947. Perhaps, one has heard about it from someone in the family already. In a nutshell, there was not much freedom “fight” going on in India when the Second World War started in 1939. While Bose saw in it the opportunity of a lifetime and he wanted the Congress to serve a six-month ultimatum on the British to leave India, the party under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership would not do anything to increase pressure on the colonial rulers.
6:49 [RT] (E)
Alec Baldwin, you are a talented and likeable actor, but why do so many of your political pronouncements sound like you are trying to sabotage your own side?
I mean why in the world would you just tweet, “The Russians killed Epstein. They’re in charge of everything now.”
16:04 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
A somewhat weird report published at Oilprice.com claims that Russia will station troops, ships and fighter jets in Iran. The piece was reproduced at Yahoo.com and Zerohedge even as it is obviously bonkers. The headline: Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf
17:44 [Telesur] (E)
AFP debunks false images and videos supposedly showing Chinese repression in Hong Kong. A fact-check investigation by AFP published Tuesday has debunked a number of images and videos purporting to show repression carried out by Chinese troops in Hong Kong. These images were circulated widely on social media, some of them being viewed over a million times, yet many were fake or old.
13:32 [RT] (E)
Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria. Gabbard, a Democratic presidential hopeful, became the most-googled candidate during the second primary debate – but the surge of public interest came with renewed attacks against her anti-interventionist agenda.
13:32 [RT] (E)
While the media likes to make a fuss about shady ‘Russian hackers’ and ‘Russian bots’ subverting democracy, did you know that America is actually full of Russian assets plying their trade openly? We find the worst of the worst.
21:28 [The Unz Review] (E)
The entire remarkable history of this incident is persuasively set forth in a excellent twentieth-anniversary book published earlier this year by investigative journalist Jack Cashill, who has been following the case since the late 1990s, having co-authored a previous book in 2003 and also produced an earlier 2001 television documentary Silenced, now available in its entirely on YouTube.
21:10 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
When the U.S. instigates its so called `color revolutions`, the transatlantic main stream media are usually supportive. But the support is rarely as extreme as the extraordinary one the New York Times gives to the rioters in Hong Kong.
20:52 [Club Orlov] (E)
A year and a half ago the British PM Theresa May stunned the world by introducing into international relations a new, rather casual standard of proof—“highly likely”—in regard to the very strange case of the Sergei Skripal poisoning. It is part of a technique that is applied as follows. Make an unsubstantiated accusation of some party being “highly likely” to have committed a certain crime. Demand that the accused party confess to the crime, disclose all relevant information and agree to pay reparation. If this demand is not met, impose punishment.
16:40 [Southfront] (E)
The first quarter of the 21st century was marked by an unprecedented wave of revitalization of all kinds of “humanitarian organizations.” Which is understandable, since the purported protection of minorities has become the main facade of the neoliberal postmodern mainstream reality. Humanitarian assistance, or rather its appearance, is now a fashionable fetish that modern, mobile, multicultural, global consumers flaunt with in front of each other.
20:35 [Zero Hedge] (E)
by Danielle Ryan - Western media continued its tradition of whitewashing far-right extremism in Ukraine this week, reporting that Italian police busted a neo-Nazi gang ‘linked’ to Russia – but this alleged link was dreamed up out of thin air. Italian police said on Monday that they had seized a cache of weapons and Nazi memorabilia belonging to a neo-Nazi group operating in northern Italy. The bust was part of a year-long investigation into extremists who had fought “against the separatists” in the Donbass region of Ukraine. Those who read the news via major outlets like the BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Politico, ABC News, Sky News, CBS and Reuters learned a totally different version of events, however.
20:31 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Fast pacing news can be confusing. Reports appear which contradict each other. They miss some significant details. News that was fake news can suddenly becomes right. Correct versions of the news can become fake news. Here is a live case that shows how and why this can happen. Yesterday the Italian state police arrested a number of neo-nazis who had fought against the Russian supported separatists in Ukraine. The police found their large weapon cache. The arrest became international news because the haul included a complete French air-to-air missile that was originally delivered to Qatar. (It was likely sent from Qatar to Libya, in support of the Muslim Brotherhood side of the conflict there, and then sold off to some Italian smugglers.)
21:22 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The tragic image of a drowned father and child washed ashore on the Rio Grande is being used as easy ammunition against Donald Trump - but where was the outpouring of grief when migrants were dying under the Obama administration?....The Obama administration deported more migrants than any previous administration, with children “moved to the head of the line” to be turfed out.
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