“It’s an insult to human reason and to the legitimacy of this institution to suggest that anyone other than the regime carried out this attack.”
-President Barack Obama – Speech to United Nations on Syria gas attack
“I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
– Senator John Kerry
The notorious and legendary Nazi propagandist Paul Joseph Goebbels would be in sheer awe of the crackerjack information warfare capabilities of the US state-corporate media seventy years after he committed suicide in the bowels of Der Fuhrer’s bunker as the allies roared into Berlin. Goebbels, like all of the historic greats at a particular profession often build their life’s work upon others who inspired them, in his case it was the famous American father of the public relations industry Edward Bernays and as the fine art of manufacturing consent was honed and meshed with technology it is apparent that Goebbels is the inspiration and model for the modern US media.
Herr Goebbels famously remarked:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The post September 11, 2001 era of The Homeland has brought many things to America including the unchaining of the government from the US Constitution under the pretenses of safety, the forced imposition upon the citizenry of a massive surveillance apparatus, the militarization of law enforcement personnel and the very real possibility that children born since that day will never know a life without perpetual war. None of it would have been possible were the domestic media not fully complicit with their cheerleading for attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan and later Iran, Syria, Ukraine and now in what could end up being a mass national suicide – a war with nuclear power Russia.
With the state-corporate propaganda machine fully mobilized for a week of withering, anti-Russian demagoguery from the political class – Orwell’s “Two Minutes Hate” broadcast 24/7 by a legion of corrupt operatives Secretary of State John Kerry embarked upon a saturation bombing campaign, hitting all five major Sunday morning “news” shows to spew the lies of the warfare state. The last time that the Skull and Bones alumni who holds the position of Obama’s top diplomat hit for the Sunday morning cycle was during a similar dishonest expulsion of fibs after that mysterious sarin gas attack on civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The attack that both Kerry and Obama definitively claimed to have proof of but as chronicled by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh – in his two pieces that are censored in the obscenity that is The Homeland, “Whose Sarin?” and the “The Red Line and the Rat Line” – was total bullshit.
In feeding the lie machine, Goebbels’ ideological descendants in Kiev continue to generate the lurid tales that are then fed into the US ministry of propaganda that is the state-corporate media, popping up in brand name outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post and then cemented into the narrative on Sunday morning television which then disseminates them to low-information types and brainwashed sheep here on the great star-spangled lemming farm. To anyone who has been paying attention to the US backed coup d’etat, subsequent campaign of ethnic cleansing, the bogus election of Petro “Porky” Poroschenko aka “the chocolate king” and the pulverizing of civilian areas by the US backed Ukranian military everything and I mean everything that comes out of the junta in Kiev is horseshit and the immediate rush to pin the downing of MH17 on Putin was so transparently choreographed that it reeks of a false flag operation.
While Kerry was selling his tale of Russian responsibility for the downed jetliner (what the fuck was it doing flying over a war zone in the first place is the question that I can’t stop asking myself but the media never bothers asking it) there was much support from the most consistently dishonest, bloodthirsty, shrill, venal and contemptible gaggle of traitors in the US Congress in providing support for his allegations minus any real evidence. Today’s circuit featured a who’s who of American political scum and vermin such as Senators Robert Menendez, Ted Cruz, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker and extremist House committee bosses Mike Rogers, Micheal McCaul and Peter King all of whom like Obama and Kerry belong in the dock at The Hague.
One of the most prolific critics of the radical transformation of the United States of America into the decidedly un-American “Homeland” post 9/11 is former Reagan administration Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Wall Street Journal editor and economist Dr .Paul Craig Roberts. Roberts’ most recent column on the truth in regards to MH 17 is entitled” What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner?” and I excerpt the following from his piece:
Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing
the facts that we do have.
One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it.
Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.
The Ukrainians do have Buk anti-aircraft missile systems, and a Buk battery was operational in the region and deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner.
Just as the separatists and the Russian government have no incentive to shoot down an airliner, neither does the Ukrainian government nor, one would think, even the crazed extreme Ukrainian nationalists who have formed militias to take the fight against the separatists that the Ukrainian army is not keen to undertake–unless there was a plan to frame Russia.
One Russian general familiar with the weapon system offered his opinion that it was a mistake made by the Ukrainian military untrained in the weapon’s use. The general said that although Ukraine has a few of the weapons, Ukrainians have had no training in their use in the 23 years since Ukraine separated from Russia. The general thinks it was an accident due to incompetence.
This explanation makes a certain amount of sense and far more sense than Washington’s propaganda. The problem with the general’s explanation is that it does not explain why the Buk anti-aircraft missile system was deployed near or in a separatist territory. The separatists have no aircraft. It seems odd for Ukraine to have an expensive missile system in an area in which it is of no military use and where the position could be overrun and captured by separatists.
As Washington, Kiev, and the presstitute media are committed to the propaganda that Putin did it, we are not going to get any reliable information from the US media. We will have to figure it out for ourselves.
Just as the man says – there will be no “reliable information from the US media”, there never is anymore as the state has been weaponized against the people who theoretically – at least according to that now obsolete concept of “democracy” are able to exercise self-determination in choosing their leaders and by extension the course of their nation. Only the schmucks actually buy into that anymore and it is far easier to live in a sense of blissful ignorance and denial than to look at the horror of what the fully run amok US government has now become in the waning days of semi-normalcy before the shit completely hits the fan.