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em·pire
ˈemˌpī(ə)r/
noun
an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

The USA:

Has more foreign military bases than any country in world history. The number is estimated to be from 700 to over 1,000

Spends more on violence than the rest of the world combined

Has overthrown or attempted to overthrow some 60 countries since WW2, the majority of them democracies

For more details, CLICK HERE for a brief, bullet-point overview of the US empire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

USA's Evil Propaganda Campaign to Censor Western Mass Murder and State Terror




Above: Victims of Western chemical gas attack against Syria

Today, under the Obama regime, the US oligarchy/government and state media are flooding the country and world with their biggest and most crude propaganda campaign in recent memory, rivaling the war of aggression propaganda the Bush regime excreted in favor of massacring Iraq.

Let's briefly go over just two prominent cases:


1. US state media is censoring that the USA is intentionally and knowingly backing neo-Nazis in Ukraine, and that for the first time since and immediately following WW2 (when the US installed Nazis in Greece - see "Rogue State"), actual Nazis are heavily integrated into a European government.

2. US state media is censoring the revelations by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh that 
  1. Since at least 2006/7, the US started training terrorist armies to overthrow Syria 
  2. Obama tried to lie the USA into a war by blaming Assad for chemical attacks when he knew they may have been carried out by the US side
  3. The US side did indeed carry out not only the attacks that gassed hundreds of children and others to death, but also chemical attacks before that one
I saw a headline on Fox News channel today that said "Assad Using Chemical Weapons Against Own People Again".  (It's a reference to this, which may have simply been an accident, or could have been carried out by either side; it is not known.  But based on who has been carrying out chemical attacks so far, it would be the Western-backed jihadists.)

This is a crude and evil cover-up, by a vicious, extremist state media outlet, of Western terrorism, exactly as was put out to cover Saddam Hussein's Al Anfal campaign, wherein he gassed thousands of Kurds with US support.  The US said at the time, as it is saying today, that it was not the US side carrying out the attacks, but the other side (which was Iran then, and today is Syria).  The US is doing this again today by saying that it is not the US side carrying out chemical attacks, but the other side, when the reality is the opposite. 

This is part of a pattern of heinous lying by the USA, which blames its victims for disgusting chemical attacks carried out by the US and its cronies, as part of a larger US terror campaign.  

Tony Cartalucci put it best a few days ago in New Eastern Outlook when he said:
What Hersh’s work reveals, however immense, is but one of several grotesque tentacles breaking the surface of very murky waters beneath which lurks a leviathan of state-sponsored terrorism that is responsible for the gassing of thousands, and the deaths of tens of thousands within and along Syria’s borders, and a region now teetering on the edge of a much larger and more costly war. It illustrates how the world is run by “the bad guys” who perpetrate crimes against humanity not only with absolute impunity, but with so-called international agencies [and state media] covering up their tracks.
Here is an overview of the USA's Mid East terror network, by Prof. James Petras.

Update:

Another crude propaganda lie from WaPo came today, when they said Obama has decided to "resume" delivery of aid to the Egyptian military junta, which carried out the biggest slaughter of peaceful protesters in recent memory, with US support.

This is a lie because, as is fully documented public knowledge, the USA never ceased aiding the junta, and in fact has given them 1.5 billion dollars in weapons and cash.  The USA simply withheld, until now, some attack helicopters.  But now those are going, too, to help increase what Amnesty International has called "unprecedented repression" in Egypt.  A couple of weeks ago, the junta sentenced thousands of political prisoners to death.  So that's why they need US attack helicopters - to help maintain the USA's terror and gulag empire in the Mid East.

What WaPo is doing by lying that the US cut its aid to the junta is trying to make the US government look better than it is, by covering up its international/domestic criminal atrocities.  If you know anything, you know that supporting such a junta is disgusting, so WaPo, state/oligarchic media outlet that it is, lied and covered that up.  

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

US Officials Pathetically Pretend to Care About Jews While Backing Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazis



In 2012, the EU Parliament officially warned of the Ukrainian Svoboda (led by Tyanybok, above) party's Racism and Anti-Semitism, and advised upholders of "democracy" to avoid association with or support for Svoboda. 

Last May, the World Jewish Congress designated Svoboda a "neo-Nazi" organization.

Obama and the USA have since simply been caught, multiple times over, fully associating with, backing and supporting the "neo-Nazi", "racist", "anti-Semites" mentioned above, in their bid to overthrow the government and dictate austerity and military policies that favor Western oligarchs and imperialists like Obama and his regime, and the people they represent. 

Denying this is pathetic.  It's fully documented.  

And yet now we have the cherry on top of the poison cupcake.  

Obama and the USA - the same people currently backing "racist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazis", are STILL pretending to care about Jews!

You almost have to laugh, but these people are so sleazy, evil and dangerous that you can't.  

A story came out 24 or so hours ago that Jews were being forced to register in Eastern Ukrainian provinces held by protesters, and Obama regime officials are shouting it from the rooftops, as is the US state media.  

If the story were true, we could all loudly condemn it.  But it has to be true, otherwise there's nothing to condemn.  

Turns out, as reported by the same Israeli sources that reported the story in the first place, it was simply made up.  There's no truth to it.

See here.

But say it was completely true.  Why start pretending to care about Jews now, while still backing the same anti-Semitic neo-Nazis they've been backing for several months (if not years)?  Obviously, because they don't care about Jews, they care about using propaganda to help them dominate Ukraine.  

If anyone thinks for one second that truth matters to the world's most violent liars, the officials of the USA and Obama regime, well, I feel sorry for you.  Start studying some Chomsky, and go from there. 

All the US officials are doing, as they do whenever they can, is lying.  Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine. 

And US state media, such as NY Times, USA Today, etc., are of course the propaganda wing of the government, and are trumpeting this lie full force. 

The USA government and its state media know human nature.  They know a certain percentage of people are blind authoritarian followers, and will faithfully believe, as Saudis are supposed to do, anything their "authorities" say.  And what they always do is accuse their victims of doing what the USA is currently doing.

The Native Americans were aggressively attacking the colonists. Black people were for no reason aggressively murdering white people (in slave uprisings). Chinese railroad workers were plotting against the white masters. Skipping ahead, the Vietnamese were committing aggression against the USA, as were Muslims on 9/11, as were Iraqis, as are Syrians, as is Russia. And now it's not the USA backing neo-Nazis; it's the USA's victims. Right.   

We need to keep chipping away at the percentage of people who can be duped with these crude lies.  (Many US citizens still think the Native Americans were the aggressors...)   

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I now simply refer to US corporate media as state media, since this major Princeton study has come out - the biggest of its kind to date - that shows the USA is an oligarchy, NOT a democracy.

The study looks at over one thousand seven hundred issues, and finds that when more than fifty percent of the public wants "their" government to do something, they only get listened to 30 percent of the time.  Less than a coin flip.  When more than eighty percent of the public wants "their" government to do something, they only get it 43 percent of the time.  Still less than a coin flip.  The people who get what they want are the top richest people - oligarchs - owners of corporations and conglomerations of corporations.  They control, and largely make up, the government.  That's an oligarchy, and that's what we live in.  

Corporate media are owned by the oligarchs, who own/compose the government.  That makes corporate media state media, and it should be referred to as such.  

(Studies for ages have shown that the US is an oligarchy, and it's incredibly obvious.  This new study is just bigger than all the other ones.)

(We also really shouldn't have to study issues at all to know the US is an oligarchy.  It was intended by the founders to be an oligarchy.  They created an oligarchy.  They also wrote one of the most brutal documents ever conceived, the US constitution, which mandated extermination of an entire race of people, as well as slavery, and disenfranchisement for most of the population, and led to millions upon millions of imperial murders, and a country that would become the world's top murderer, spy, and jailer.  It was far more brutal than a constitution like Iran's, post 1979 revolution.  If a country today implemented the US constitution as it was written, they'd be condemned worldwide.)     

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

USA Always Accuses Others of Crimes It is Currently Committing



It is called the "Thief! Thief!" tactic.

When a thief is picking someone's pocket and gets caught, a tactic he can use to confuse bystanders is to shout "Thief! Thief!", accusing the person he is robbing of robbing him.

People who were watching the thief know this is just a crude lie.

People not paying attention may, indeed, think the thief, the criminal, is the one being robbed, or at least think there are "two sides to the story", or some such equivocation based on ignorance of what actually happened.

Today, the USA is, in its typically crude fashion, accusing Russia of using money to incite protests in Eastern Ukraine that are designed to separate Eastern Ukraine from the West, and possibly join it with Russia.

The crude, neo-con propaganda rag Washington Post has referred to the protesters as "rent-a-mobs", and the equally crude propaganda rag the NY Times has referred to the protesters as "drunks".

Conspiracy theories and pathetic ad hominem slanders are the best these sleaze-peddlers can produce, given both their ineptitude and lack of evidence that would substantiate actual arguments.

All of this is in service, of course, of the "thief, thief" tactic.

The USA has just been caught, red-handed, doing exactly what it is now accusing Russia of doing.

The difference is that the USA has actually been caught doing it.  Victoria Nuland bragged about spending five billion, yes, billion, dollars buying Ukrainian protesters (many of them fascists and neo-Nazis), and was caught on tape planning the coup and supporting fascist/Nazi groups that the EU officially warned in 2012 were fascist and anti-Semitic, and should not be associated with in any way.

The US mass media censored the nature of these groups and the USA's coup, but now tries to insult the Eastern Ukraine protesters by calling them "drunk".

Yes, it's so pathetic it's almost sad, but it's the best these people can come up with in service of their agenda of supporting US hegemonic expansionism.

The propaganda rags also leave out the little detail that these protests in East Ukraine are the effect of the US-led regime change operation that led to a heavily fascist/Nazi integrated junta seizing control of Ukraine, and then going around terrorizing and beating people up, including in the Ukrainian parliament.  

Professor John McMurtry here, in 2003, discusses the USA's "thief, thief" tactic:

U.S. state justifications always project onto the designated Enemy what the U.S. security state is doing itself. If it loudly condemns another weaker state's weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological weapons, violation of international laws, or attempts to impose its will on the world by terror, then we can deduce [though there is usually public documentation illustrating] that this is exactly what the U.S. is planning more of, but is diverting attention from by accusing others. Test this underlying principle with every international accusation the U.S. makes next, and you will find that it is invariable confirmed.

Indeed, each example is true.  Let's run through them and give just one or two (of the hundreds available) illustrations of each.

  • USA condemns others for weapons of mass destruction:
    • Iraq - USA, while falsifying reports that Hussein had such weapons, is the world's biggest stockpiler and user of such weapons.  USA was, at the time, slaughtering 1.7 million Iraqis through sanctions, a WMD, specifically targeting children and the elderly.  It had also provided Hussein, in the eighties, with such weapons, and helped him use them against Iran and the Kurds, killing hundreds of thousands.   
  • Chemical weapons:
    • While Obama said he would attack Syria because, as Obama lied, it had used chemical weapons, the USA is the world's biggest stockpiler and user of such weapons.  At start of Obama's presidency, Israel used US-provided chemical weapons to slaughter Palestinian civilians.  Obama then increased support to Israel.  
    • It turns out that Turkey and the terrorist "rebels" were the ones who carried out the Ghoutta chemical attack that Obama dishonestly accused Assad of doing.  (The USA has known for a long time.)  Obama has said nothing of this and continues to support the people who carried out this chemical slaughter of a hundred kids and a hundred adults, thus again crossing his own "red line".  
  • Biological weapons:
    • USA has carried out massive biological warfare against multiple countries, including Cuba, Korea, and Iraq, in the latter case killing millions. 
  • Violation of international laws:
    • The USA is the world's top violator of international law, as well as the world's biggest murderer, spy, terrorist state, and jailer.  
  • Attempts to impose will on the world by terror:
    • This is all the USA does, killing millions in the process.  The USA has worked to overthrow at least 62 governments, most of them democracies. 
      • It also happens that the USA's "will" results in mass impoverishment, illiteracy, starvation, and - what a coincidence - massive enrichment for the people doing the enforcing at gunpoint.

The USA is not even that clever.  The only things it has going for it are lies, simple trickery, censorship, and the perception of "leaders" as "authority" figures.

Since Obama is perceived as an "authority" figure, when he says Assad gassed people, a lot of people just believe him because of a human instinct towards blindly following one's perceived "leader".  This is an evolutionary trait that is found in other animals, like monkeys and dogs.

It is a neanderthal aspect of the human mind that can and must be overcome, because, as we know, people like Obama are opportunistic liars and demagogues, who take advantage of this base human instinct to get support for their mass murder, conquer, and looting campaigns.

The methods employed by the "authorities" are extremely crude.  They use simple lies ("authoritarian pronouncements"), censorship, and a perception of "authority" maintained by cultivating a certain look (suit, tie, other regalia), and manner.

Overcoming these crude tactics is a simple matter of independent research and awareness.  

Peacefully resist demagogues like Obama.

BRING DOWN THE EMPIRE

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