Kriminelle Propaganda

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08-11-19 07:55:00,

Wie kann eine Krimiserie für den Neoliberalismus und gegen WikiLeaks trommeln? Der französische Soziologe Luc Boltanski thematisierte nicht ohne Grund den Krimi als ideologisches Konstrukt des bürgerlichen Nationalstaats.

Ein Schuss, ein Schrei und „Alles Weitere nach der Obduktion“, so gehen TV-Kommissare allabendlich auf Mörderjagd. Eine wahre Institution im deutschsprachigen Fernsehen ist die „Tatort“-Reihe am Sonntag nach der Tagesschau. Deren letzte Folge „Elefant im Raum“ war unfreiwillig selbstentlarvend, fast komisch. Thema waren unabhängige Politblogs, mit Verweis auf WikiLeaks. Die Darstellung war tendenziös und sollte die Zuschauer offensichtlich gegen Politblogs einnehmen: Der Chef des fiktiven Blogs „Veritas“ (Wahrheit) wird als pomadig, sensationslüstern und arrogant inszeniert. Rücksichtslos publiziert er alles, was ihm im Netz anonym zugespielt wird, ist frech zum Kommissar und beruft sich lauthals auf die Pressefreiheit, wenn ihm der wackere Polizist Ohrfeigen und Kinnhaken verpasst.

Aus Sicht des Krimis geschieht Polizeigewalt gegen Journalisten meist völlig zu Recht, denn bei Mordermittlungen muss ja alles erlaubt sein. Der Kommissar bleibt der Held und wenn er mal wegen Kompetenzüberschreitung vom Dienst suspendiert wird, leidet der Krimifan mit ihm.

Kämpft der Kommissar nicht gegen das Böse und für uns alle? Aber sicher doch. Dabei wurden jetzt sogar die feuchtesten Träume der korrupten Machtelite wahr, wenn in der Filmhandlung ein kritischer Enthüllungsjournalist, der just miese Rüstungsgeschäfte aufdecken wollte, vorher von einem aufgehetzten Paranoiden attackiert wird. Vom wem aufgehetzt? Von einem kritischen Politblog. Genau wie im „richtigen“ Mainstream-Medienleben blieben im Krimi die nebenbei enthüllten Finanzschiebereien in karibischen Steuerparadiesen nahezu folgenlos.

Wo unsere Medienelite mit ihren famosen „Recherche-Netzwerken“ in Panama-Papers und Co elitäre Schweinereien aufdeckt, bleibt nachhaltige Kritik an den Herrschenden aus: Täglich grüßt bei ARD und Bertelsmann das Murmeltier der Migrationsgefahr die skandalöse AfD. Täglich jagt man dort der immer größer werdenden rechten Hälfte der Bevölkerung Angst vor den Fremden ein, der schrumpfenden „besseren“ Hälfte Angst vor der AfD, also vor den „Populisten“. Und die Populisten, das bleibt dabei kaum je unerwähnt, lauern immer an beiden Extremen, rechts wie links. Besonders lauert die Gefahr links, wo linksextreme Populisten eine gerechte Reichtumsverteilung fordern.

Die grundlegenden Strukturprobleme von Macht und Finanzwelt, von ausbeuterischer Reichtumsanhäufung und prekärer Verelendung, werden so systematisch ausgeblendet und auf einzelne Skandale, am besten fern in Panama, reduziert. Würden unsere Medien eine Kampagne gegen Steueroasen so hartnäckig führen wie jene gegen Julian Assange und WikiLeaks,

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War Propaganda: “Fake News” and the Pentagon’s Office of Strategic Influence (OSI)

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07-11-19 07:46:00,

By Arjun Walia

  • The Facts: The influence of intelligence and government agencies when it comes to mainstream media is quite large. This article provides numerous examples from documents to whistleblowers that clearly prove this point.
  • Reflect On: Our world has become quite Orwellian with regards to free and open information. There now seems to be a ‘Ministry of Truth’ that is hiding information from people, and telling them what to believe and how to think. Censorship is rampant.

A declassified document from the CIA archives in the form of a letter from a CIA task force addressed to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency details the close relationship that exists between the CIA and mainstream media and academia.

The document states that the CIA task force “now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly, and television network in the nation,” and that “this has helped us turn some ‘intelligence failure’ stories into ‘intelligence success” stories,’ and has contributed to the accuracy of countless others.” Furthermore, it explains how the agency has “persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods.”

Although it is a document outlining their desire to become more open and transparent, the deception outlined by various whistleblowers (example) requires us to read between the lines and recognize that the relationships shared between intelligence agencies and our sources of information are not always warranted and pose inherent conflicts of interest.

Herein lies the problem: What is “national security,” and who determines that definition? JFK bravely told the world that the “dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh[] the dangers which are cited to justify it.” He also said that “there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.” 

“National security” is now an umbrella term used to justify concealing information, but who makes these decisions?

The real reason why people like Julian Assange are treated the way they are treated is because they threaten immoral corporate and elitist actions/interests of various governments and institutions,

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Propaganda Narratives Are Custom-Made For Each Ideological Echo Chamber

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06-11-19 11:27:00,

Yesterday I started a thread on Twitter lamenting the fact that support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange has been eroded all across the political spectrum since 2016 by the establishment smear campaign.

I started the thread because I’d just been reflecting on how some of the first clumsy articles I ever wrote for this gig were basically just me marvelling at how support for Assange had united Berners, Trumpers, Greens, anarchists, libertarians and hackers against those who sought to silence him. Yet today I routinely see people from those factions smearing him because, at some point between then and now, an establishment propaganda narrative got through to them.

Sometimes all I can do is stare in awe at the power and efficiency of the imperial propaganda machine. When I first started this gig in 2016 Assange had way more support, from Berners, Greens, Trumpers, all across the spectrum. Now a large amount of that support has been eroded.

— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) November 4, 2019

Almost immediately after I made the initial post, commenters started lining up to unintentionally prove me right. A Bernie supporter came in to proclaim that Assange is “a giant piece of shit”, and a liberal claimed Assange was “a de facto member of an election campaign to get a white nationalist elected president of the U.S.”

Multiple Trump supporters came forward arguing in support of their president’s persecution of Assange, arguing that his imprisonment and pending extradition is no big deal, claiming Assange is a CIA asset, saying Assange needs to be punished for publishing US military secrets, arguing that Trump is actually just trying to force Assange to give up his sources for the 2016 publications (as though a president coercing a journalist to give up a source with the threat of life in prison would be perfectly fine and constitutional), and claiming Assange’s persecution is coming exclusively from the UK and not the US (the US extradition request is the only reason for his continued imprisonment and US officials are openly giving instructions to British prosecutors in the courtroom).

These are all groups who once supported Assange,

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The Imperial Propaganda Machine: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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05-11-19 08:52:00,

It’s important to avoid fake news, Russian media or conspiracy theorists. We must only trust those reputable news outlets who tell us that neoliberalism is working fine, that US foreign policy is perfectly sane, and that protests are only happening in Hong Kong and nowhere else.

The difference between state media and western media is that in state media the government controls what information the public is given about what’s going on in the world in order to prevent political dissent, whereas in western media this is instead done by billionaires.

Any attempt to understand the world which fails to take into account the fact that extremely powerful people are pouring massive amounts of money and resources into manipulating your understanding of the world will necessarily result in a distorted worldview.

Whenever news media reports unsubstantiated assertions from anonymous sources in government agencies, just mentally insert “Here is something the government told us to tell you:” into the beginning of the report, because that’s all they’re doing.

Russia and China haven’t become any more of a threat to you than they were three years ago, yet you think about them many times more often than you did back then. That’s propaganda at work, FYI.

All the establishment loyalists you argue with are ever really saying is, “No! The TV would NEVER lie to me!”

Sometimes all I can do is stare in awe at the power and efficiency of the imperial propaganda machine. When I first started this gig in 2016 Assange had way more support, from Berners, Greens, Trumpers, all across the spectrum. Now a large amount of that support has been eroded. For Trumpers Assange is being extradited for his own good to bring down the Deep State. For liberals he’s a Russian asset. For leftists he’s a rapist and fascist enabler. There’s a narrative for everyone, no matter where you are on the political spectrum. It’s really impressive.

I love alternative media, but we’re fucking idiots sometimes. You never see MSM doing our job for us, but we do their job for them all the time by attacking other alternative media figures, circulating CIA/CNN narratives about targeted nations and targeted individuals, etc. The only reason to ever do mainstream media’s work for them is if you’re looking for a job in MSM.

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Forever War Propaganda: Trump and the Death of al-Baghdadi – Global Research

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28-10-19 01:57:00,

The ongoing theatrical absurdity of twisted forever war propaganda went over the top on Sunday when President Trump announced the death of the elusive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

Trump announced the death (said to be by way of suicide vest) while reading from a teleprompter, a skill he has yet to master. 

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“He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone. Baghdadi was vicious and violent and he died in a vicious and violent way”

US President Donald Trump says the “world is now a much safer place” after the killing of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadihttps://t.co/yePDgUsGuJ pic.twitter.com/WBB3nUjC4r

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 27, 2019

There is no evidence al-Baghdadi killed himself when confronted by US Special Forces in Syria, the same as there is no evidence that Obama killed Osama bin Laden (evidence indicates Osama died in Afghanistan of natural causes in late 2001). 

Abu “from Baghdad” has died before. In June 2017, Russia said it may have killed him during an airstrike in Syria. The following month, ISIS allegedly admitted al-Baghdadi was killed during an air raid in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. 

There is scant evidence Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi existed as described by the US military and the corporate war propaganda media. 

“Reclusive even when IS was at the peak of its power, the 47-year-old Iraqi, who suffers from diabetes, was rumored to have been wounded or killed several times,” the AFP reported this past April. “His whereabouts have never been confirmed.” He was known as “The Ghost” (al-Shabah in Arabic), the invisible caliphate leader.

There is little if any reliable factual information on al-Baghdadi. “There are disputes over his career depending on whether the source is ISIS itself, US or Iraqi intelligence,” the Independent reported in 2014. 

He was born in Samarra, a largely Sunni city north of Baghdad, in 1971 and is well educated. With black hair and brown eyes, a picture of al-Baghdadi taken when he was a prisoner of the Americans in Bocca (sic) Camp in southern Iraq between 2005 and 2009,

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‘Baseless propaganda’: Farage’s Brexit Party votes against EU resolution to counter ‘Russian election meddling’

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11-10-19 06:35:00,

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has voted down a resolution aimed at giving the EU stronger powers in battling Russian ‘meddling and disinformation’ in elections, branding such claims as “scare stories used to shut down debate.”

Farage and his colleagues were ultimately unsuccessful on Thursday in thwarting the proposal which called for “monitoring of the impact of foreign interference across Europe.”

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The motion requested that the EU East StratCom Task Force – which focuses on “disinformation” from the bloc’s eastern neighbors – to be upgraded with a permanent mandate. The Brexit Party rejected the plans, insisting that claims of Russian interference in elections have been “exposed as baseless propaganda and scare stories used to shut down debate.”

One of their MEPs, David Bull, insisted that his party exists to remove the UK from the EU and would always “vote against more power and spending by the bloc.” He hit back at criticism from other parties in the European Parliament that were angered by their rejection of the motion.

We won’t take lessons in democracy from parties which have packed together in order to frustrate the Brexit vote, the largest democratic act in recent British history.

In June, EU officials claimed that Russia had attempted to interfere in the European Parliament elections in May by disseminating disinformation and using fake stories to “promote extreme views.” Russia denies the accusations.

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Earlier this month, the US Senate Intelligence Committee rehashed claims of ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 US presidential election, yet couldn’t provide any actual evidence in their new 85-page report – only assertions.

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Propaganda mit Zahlen: Wie der Spiegel seine Leser bei Angaben über Kriegsopfer in die Irre führt | Anti-Spiegel

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30-09-19 04:08:00,

Kriegspropganda hat im Spiegel Tradition. Der Spiegel betrügt seine Leser dabei mit Zahlenspielen. Heute kann ich bei meinen Lesern ein Versprechen dazu einlösen, denn ich habe vor einiger Zeit versprochen, das genau aufzuzeigen, sobald der Spiegel darüber berichtet. Das ist heute geschehen.

In Kriegen sterben Menschen. Das ist eine traurige Tatsache und die modernen Waffen haben dazu geführt, dass heute die meisten Kriegsopfer Zivilisten sind, was noch vor hundert Jahren völlig anders war. In beiden Weltkriegen sind die genauen Opferzahlen zwar umstritten, zumal es auch viele Hungertote gab, die in einer Statistik auftauchen, in einer anderen aber fehlen. Wer dazu recherchiert und verschiedene Statistiken und Quellen vergleicht, kommt zu dem Schluss, dass in den beiden Kriegen ca. 60 Prozent Soldaten und ca. 40 Prozent Zivilisten gestorben sind, wobei die Zahlen von Land zu Land stark schwanken. So betrug die Quote in Russland ca. 50 Prozent, während in den USA, die weit weg von den Fronten lagen, praktisch keine zivilen Todesopfer zu verzeichnen waren.

Diese Verhältnis hat sich in modernen Kriegen stark gewandelt. Entgegen aller Legenden aus den Medien, dass heute mit „chirurgischen Präzisionsschlägen“ von Präzisionswaffen weniger Zivilisten sterben, sagen die nackten Zahlen das Gegenteil. Im Irakkrieg sind nach den vorsichtigsten Schätzungen über 100.000 Zivilisten gestorben, während „nur“ etwas über 10.000 irakische Soldaten ihr Leben gelassen haben. Heute sterben im Krieg also in erster Linie Zivilisten (ca. 90 Prozent) und nicht Soldaten (ca. 10 Prozent).

Das sind die traurigen Fakten und egal, wie sehr sich heute eine kriegführende Partei bemüht, zivile Opfer zu vermeiden, es wird sie immer geben. Das liegt nicht zuletzt daran, dass in den heutigen Kriegen die Fronten oft durch Städte verlaufen und sich die Kämpfer in Wohnhäusern verstecken. Wer die Kämpfer töten will (und das ist nun mal das Gesetz des Krieges), der kann zivile Opfer gar nicht vermeiden, weil die Kämpfer Zivilisten als lebende Schutzschilde missbrauchen.

Wir können jetzt lange diskutieren, ob man dann überhaupt angreifen darf oder soll, das ist hier nicht das Thema. Manchmal geht es ja auch gar nicht anders, wenn die Kämpfer aus einer Menschenmenge oder mit Artillerie aus Wohngebieten heraus auf Soldaten und Stellungen schießen. Man kann den Soldaten nicht einmal verübeln, dass sie leben wollen und sich daher verteidigen. Dabei sterben dann zwangsläufig Zivilisten.

Das ist die traurige Realität in den heutigen Kriegen zum Beispiel in Afghanistan und Syrien.

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Legitimized US Propaganda Against Russia and China | New Eastern Outlook

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25-09-19 08:47:00,

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As far back as World War I, British propaganda already showed the world its might and effectiveness at a time of a political and military conflict. Since then, little has changed when it comes to the use of propaganda against enemies, but still, Washington and London have been perfecting this war tool as well as means of disseminating it.

The technological revolution in recent decades yielded quite an effective way of disseminating propaganda, such as the Internet and online social networks. Incidentally, the ability to control internet traffic and such networks as Twitter and Facebook has not only enabled the United States to effectively use these tools to wage propaganda and information wars during global conflicts, but to also suppress alternative news sources that publish objective information about the USA and appropriate criticism of its actions. In recent times, these restrictive measures, labelled as the ‘fight against Russian and Chinese propaganda machines’, that block articles critical of United States’ and Britain’s actions, published by alternative media outlets, have been actively used by Washington to wage its information war. Information from these alternative news sources has been blocked from the Google search engine, and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter (the New Eastern Outlook was among media outlets labelled as alternative on orders from Washington).

Many articles and research papers have already been written on the role of messengers and social networks, as used by the West, in organizing ‘color revolutions’ in Ukraine and a number of other CIS countries, the Arab Spring in North Africa and other similar ‘special’ operations to take over government structures. A key condition for a successful dissemination of disruptive content is sufficient penetration of the country’s market by a specific messenger (and internet providers, in general), in addition to lack of oversight over the entire social network and messenger segment in the nation.

Under the guise of a concrete pressing issue (a factual problem, often a social one, concerning violations of rights of certain individuals or segments of a community), chosen by Western propaganda masters waging the information war, a targeted message containing half-truths is sent via messengers with the expectation that it will cause a strong reaction from individuals, which can then be transformed into mass demonstrations and “social unrest” (as is the case,

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The Western propaganda of homosexuality and cannibalism | The Vineyard of the Saker

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08-09-19 08:53:00,

by Ruslan Ostashko

Translated by Scott and captioned by Leo

The propaganda of perversions in the West has reached new heights. The British leading sports clubs promote the LGBT “values,” and their scientists drag cannibalism into the category of normal.

No matter how much effort is made by the “normal countries” to promote degeneration, it never seems to be enough for them. In the course of pushing the Western agenda all methods are good. For example, the use of well-known sports clubs.

Manchester City Football Club partnered with Puma in release of a special uniform in support of the LGBT community. The set is timed to coincide with the annual gay pride events that started in Manchester on August 23. Students from Manchester Metropolitan University – the fifth largest in the UK (per number of students), including the School of Arts, Theater School and school of Architecture, participated in the design of the uniform. The t-shirt is made in white with rainbow edging around the emblem of the “City”. The LGBT flag is featured on the back with the inscription “Proud”, highlighted in sky blue. Also the design of the football club t-shirt contains the inscription “Together We Stand”, and the logo of the organization “Football Against Homophobia.”

That is, the idols of British youth, by taking to the field in this uniform, will take part in promoting the thesis that being a pervert is normal. Characteristically, the named club is owned by sheikhs from the United Arab Emirates. It would seem that homosexuality and the Islamic worldview are incompatible. But come to think of it, there was no objection from Manchester City club owners to LGBT uniforms. Apparently they decided that a PR for the club is acceptable, since it promises an increase in profits.

“In the online store of the club this uniform can be purchased for $30 (basic kits cost $235). ‘This is an ideal way for citizens to express support for everything related to the LGBT community and, of course, to demonstrate love for the team,’ the product description says.”

However, if we speak about perversions, the West promotes much more wild things.

“In recent years,

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Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria: “We Think the Price Is Worth It.” – Global Research

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19-08-19 06:46:00,

When we play their game, we will always lose, and they will always win. “They” are the largely unelected “Permanent State”, sometimes called the “Deep State”. “They” are the publicly bailed-out transnational, corporate monopolies and their political fronts that destroy domestic and foreign economies with their supranational “trade” agreements, their parasitical “neoliberal”, publicly bailed-out “privatization” schemes, their permanent warmaking, and their terrorism.

A large part of their game is indoctrination. They are experts at war propaganda. They can make broad-based domestic audiences believe almost anything. And they are doing it now. They have largely succeeded in fabricating Canadian consent to support ISIS and al Qaeda and affiliated terrorists.

We must break free from their words, their stories, their criminal war propaganda. Nomenclature is important.

The pre-planned NATO war of aggression against Syria is not a “civil war”. The term “civil war” connotes a false equivalency between both sides, an internal conflict. It is a war lie. The terrorists are Western -supported, they are al Qaeda and ISIS, the Syrian people overwhelmingly reject them. The elected Syrian government is legitimate, the terrorists are not.

Similarly, the notion that the war is a “revolution” is a lie. Western-supported terrorists displaced peaceful demonstrations, murdering government security personnel and others. It was an “intelligence” operation. Weapons and terrorists came from Libya and beyond.

It was never an “intervention”. Intervention is a sanitized word that camouflages the anti-humanitarian reality which is that Empire and its proxies mass murder children, women, and men. Empire’s sectarian terrorists mass murder Syrians, Empires bombs mass murder Syrians, and Empire’s economic warfare mass murders Syrians. The intent is there. Have we forgotten Madeline Albright and the mass murdering sanctions imposed on Iraq? “We think the price is worth it,” she said.

Even the term “proxy war” is misleading. There is no equivalency between the warring sides. Syria and its allies are fighting a just war, self-defense, all within the framework of international law. The other side consists of al Qaeda, criminal occupiers. No equivalency.

“Moderate” terrorists never existed. Think about that one. It’s true.

The Syrian soldier above protects Christian towns from the West’s sectarian terrorists.

The anti-democratic SDF/YPG/PKK/Rebadged ISIS are not “militias”.

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Propaganda durchschauen!

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16-08-19 08:51:00,

  1. Eine Propagandaanalyse des Golfkrieges
  2. Eine Rhetorikanalyse jüngerer Zeit
  3. Ein Modell für die Propagandaanalyse von Bildmaterial
  4. Eine Propagandaanalyse jüngerer Zeit

Der Golfkrieg (1) gibt uns Einblick, wie eine gute Propaganda funktioniert. Die Bevölkerung wurde wirklich glauben gemacht, dass aufgrund der illegalen Okkupation und der Menschenrechtsverletzungen interveniert wurde. Es wird übersehen, welche Folgen es hätte, würden diese Prinzipien wirklich auf die US-Politik angewandt. Das ist schon der erste beachtliche Erfolg der Propaganda.

Aber schauen wir uns einen anderen Aspekt an. Geht man die Berichterstattung über den Golfkrieg seit August 1990 durch, dann fällt auf, dass Stimmen fehlen. Zum Beispiel gibt es eine irakische Opposition, die tatsächlich sehr mutig und recht wesentlich ist. Natürlich arbeitet sie zum Teil im Exil, vorwiegend in Europa. Darunter gibt es Bankiers, Ingenieure, Architekten und ähnliche Leute. Sie artikulieren sich, melden sich zu Wort und reden.

Im Februar 1990, als Saddam Hussein noch ein guter Freund George Bushs war, kam eine Delegation der irakischen Opposition nach Washington mit der Bitte um Unterstützung ihrer Bestrebungen, eine parlamentarische Demokratie einzuführen. Sie wurden abgewiesen, die USA hatte keinerlei Interesse. Die Öffentlichkeit nahm keine Notiz davon.

Seit dem August 1990 wurde es schwieriger, ihre Existenz zu verleugnen. Nachdem die USA Saddam Hussein jahrelang unterstützt haben, schwenkt diese Haltung im August plötzlich um. Jetzt gab es eine demokratische irakische Opposition, die einige Vorstellungen zu dem Fall hatte. Sie würde glücklich darüber sein, wenn Saddam Hussein gevierteilt oder verjagt werden würde. Er ermordete ihre Brüder, folterte ihre Schwestern und vertrieb sie außer Landes. Sie haben gegen den Diktator gekämpft, als Ronald Reagan und George Bush ihn hätschelten. Wo waren ihre Erklärungen?

Schaut man sich die US-Presse von August bis März auf der Suche nach Stimmen der irakischen Opposition durch, findet man kein einziges Wort von ihnen. Nicht etwa, weil sie nichts gesagt hätten. Es gibt Erklärungen, Vorschläge und Fragen von ihnen. Wenn man sie anschaut, fällt auf, dass sich ihre Positionen nicht von denen der amerikanischen Friedensbewegung unterscheiden. Sie waren gegen Hussein und gegen den Krieg. Sie wollten nicht, dass ihr Land zerstört werde. Sie wollten eine friedliche Lösung und sie wussten, dass eine solche erreichbar war.

Das war die falsche Sichtweise und deshalb blieben sie außen vor. Man hörte kein Wort über die irakische Opposition.

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Can Truth Be Propaganda? – #PropagandaWatch

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31-07-19 12:21:00,

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Some want to make the distinction between “propaganda”—manipulating others with lies—and marketing—manipulating others with truth. But is this an accurate distinction? Or is it possible to use truthful information in propaganda. Join James as he explores an example of true propaganda from WWII and calls on the audience for more examples.

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Media Propaganda Creates “Know-Nothing Americans”. Majority In Favor of War – Global Research

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30-07-19 08:45:00,

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed citizens on planet earth — despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort.

Manipulated by the power of state-sponsored and go-along establishment media propaganda, Americans are ignorant about geopolitical and other major issues affecting their lives and welfare.

It’s why both right wings of the US war party get away with ravaging one country after another — while the FBI and police nationwide operate with impunity as enforcers for powerful interests, grievously breaching the rights of ordinary people.

Reality is clear. The US already is a police state because of repressive laws overwhelmingly passed by Congress, supported by the executive and federal courts.

Based on events post-9/11 at home and abroad, things in the US are heading toward full-blown tyranny and ruin.

Perhaps it’s another major state-sponsored false flag away, wrongfully blamed on elements having nothing to do with it, followed by martial law and suspension of the Constitution on the phony pretext of sacrificing fundamental rights for greater security, losing both in the process.

Polls consistently show Americans are out-of-touch with reality.

Earlier polls showed most Americans favor war on North Korea if diplomacy fails. Other polls showed around half of Americans believe war on Iran is coming.

Both countries are viewed as threats to the US despite their nonbelligerent agendas. Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries.

Nor has North Korea throughout its entire post-WW II history — while the US wages forever wars against invented enemies, its ruling class hostile to world peace.

Annual Gallup polls since 1989 showed from 79 – 87% of Americans view Iran as “mostly (or) very unfavorabl(y).” Throughout this period, they viewed the Islamic Republic from 5 to 17% favorably.

North Korean nukes, ballistic missiles, and other weapons are solely for defense — to deter the legitimate threat of US aggression.

Iran’s nuclear program has no military component, repeatedly confirmed by nuclear watchdog IAEA monitors.

Since joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) nearly half a century ago, Iran fully complied with its provisions.

According to Nukewatch co-director John LaForge,

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De leugens en propaganda over Idlib

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29-07-19 04:03:00,

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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor de leugens over idlibFoto: Kla.tv. De witte helmen zijn onderdeel van de leugens en propaganda , maar ook “zogenaamde” reguliere media, zoals Sky-news, CNN, BBC en de Nederlandse NOS, NU.nl, deze mediazenders, nemen klakkeloos, zonder onderzoek over wat de “zogenaamde”rebellen oftewel teroristen hen voorschotelt, i.s.m. de Europese en VS regeringen.

Idlib, de hel op aarde, inderdaad zo is het. In dit artikel zal ik diverse video’s en artikelen laten zien, waarom het de hel op aarde is! Niet voor de terroristen, pardon rebellen genaamd door de reguliere media. Die goede jongens toch, vechten tegen de “kwade” dictator” Assad die zijn eigen bevolking uitmoord en sinds 2011 al voor miljoenen doden en ontheemden gezorgd heeft, volgens politiek en media! En dan die “goede”witte helmen, die braaf samenwerken met Al-Queda, de lievelingen van het westen, gesponsord en beloond door Hollywood!

Onlangs bezocht een “journaliste’ van Sky news Syrië, natuurlijk sprak zij niet met de Syrische bevolking, stel je voor. Nee zij bezocht de “verboden” bufferzone”oftewel de gedemilitariseerde zone, die door Turkije, Rusland en Syrië afgesproken is De terroristen van de grootste groep Hayat Tahrir al-Sham en de bevrijdingsmachten, zouden deze niet betreden, volgens de afspraak.

Maar ja een overeenkomst sluiten met terroristen is gedoemd te mislukken, dus besloot Sky News, illigaal naar Idlib te gaan en doodleuk terroristen te interviewen, in de gedemilitariseerde zone, waar volgens afspraak niemand woont of de boel bezet houdt!

De video laat de propaganda zien van Sky News Journalist, Alex Crawford, die vertelde wat vele beschouwen als propaganda voor een verboden terroristische organisatie in het VK de VS en Europa, HTS (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham), een afspliting van Al-Queda . Nog meer geradicaliseerd en een broeinest van terreur in Idlib, de diverse terroristische groepen, die eerst de bewoners van Homs, Aleppo, Damascus en Douma geterroriseerd hebben, door de regering, na hun verlies met de “groene”bussen naar Idlib vervoerd zijn, zijn nu in hun laatste bolwerk van terreur, samen met de Chinese Oeigoeren, verenigd in de Turkistan Party, die de overgebleven bevolking van Idlib te terroriseren en te doden.

De grootste leugens zijn wel de dat de de bevolking van Idlib met honderdduizenden vluchten. Zeker zijn ze gevlucht maar dat was al een tijdje geleden,

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Why The BBC acts as a Propaganda Outlet for Israel– An Insider View

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15-07-19 12:52:00,

The BBC’s Panorama channel ‘investigation’ into Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism’ was so blatantly one sided its broadcast as ‘news’ demanded an explanation. In an attempt to grasp why the British national broadcaster fails to fulfil its core mission to report the news in as unbiased a manner as possible, I interviewed a former senior editor for the BBC. The editor, a 35 year veteran of the BBC, reveals the culture that has steered the BBC into its present position as a Zionist mouthpiece.

In acting as a whistle blower, the former editor risks severe consequences. In Britain leading journalists have been locked behind bars and put under threat of extradition for reporting information whose truthfulness has not even been challenged.

Sadly, this danger is heightened under the present toxic political atmosphere in Britain, as demonstrated by its purging of a major political party and its tolerance for abuse of its judicial system to deter and punish anyone who dares to question the Zionist narrative.

Q: When did the BBC become openly biased?

A: The BBC has always been biased towards Israel, and its bias has been well documented. The reasons for this bias have long been the subject of serious academic studies, the best known of which is Greg Philo’s and Mike Berry’s More Bad News from Israel. In fact, in 2006 an independent report commissioned by the BBC’s own governing body concluded that the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “does not consistently constitute a full and fair account of the conflict but rather, in important respects, presents an incomplete and in that sense misleading picture.”

Q: Who and what drove this cultural and political direction within the corporation?

A: There are a number of drivers behind this biased BBC culture. The most important is the fact that a small number of hardline Zionists occupy key positions at the top and middle levels of the corporation, as well as at the shop-floor level, by which I mean the people who select what to publish or broadcast on a daily basis and who provide editorial steer to journalists. This has been widely publicised and has been in the public domain for some time — see,

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Propaganda: Wie der Spiegel das Thema Klimawandel in die anti-russische Kampagne einbindet | Anti-Spiegel

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14-07-19 10:00:00,

Die deutschen Medien erwecken den Eindruck, dass der Klimawandel ein Thema ist, das die ganze Welt bewegt. Vor dem Hintergrund hat der Spiegel heute einen Artikel veröffentlicht, der zeigen soll, wie der böse Putin angeblich die „Fridays for Future“ unterdrückt. Was ist an der Sache dran?

Zunächst möchte ich sagen, dass ich mich hier nicht mit dem Klimawandel selbst beschäftige. Das ist nicht mein Thema, da kennen sich andere besser aus und die sollen dazu schreiben. Mir geht es nur darum, wie das Thema von Medien und Politik künstlich angeheizt und für politische Ziele genutzt wird. Und dabei ist es völlig egal, ob jemand an den menschengemachten Klimawandel und die Gefahr durch CO2 glaubt oder nicht. Es geht nur darum, zu analysieren, wie das Thema für verschiedene politische Ziele missbraucht wird.

Ich habe schon darüber berichtet, welchen Stellenwert Greta in Russland hat, nämlich gar keinen. Wenn Sie in Russland Menschen fragen, was sie von Greta halten, dann bekommen Sie zur Antwort: „Von wem?“. Niemand hat je von ihr gehört. Die Greta- und Friday-Bewegung sind ein sehr deutsches Phänomen, das auch noch in Westeuropa eine Rolle spielt, darüber hinaus aber nicht. Und Deutschland und Westeuropa sind bekanntlich nur ein sehr kleiner Teil der Welt. Ich habe mal analysiert, wie bekannt die Bewegung außerhalb Deutschlands ist und es war sogar für mich überraschend, wie wenig das Thema außerhalb der deutschen bzw. westeuropäischen medialen Filterblase bekannt ist. Wohl gemerkt: „Bekannt ist“, von Unterstützung ist da noch nicht einmal die Rede.

Das ist auch kein Wunder, denn das Thema wurde von den Medien in Deutschland ja erst erschaffen, es ist keineswegs eine Graswurzelbewegung von unten. Das Thema wurde künstlich geschaffen und wird nun für verschiedenste politische Ziele genutzt.

Und das kann man an dem heutigen Spiegel-Artikel hervorragend sehen. Schon die Überschrift zeigt, dass es in erster Linie darum geht, Stimmung gegen Putin zu machen, der den armen Schülern angeblich verbietet, gegen den Klimawandel zu demonstrieren: „„Fridays for Future“ in Moskau – Allein gegen Putins Klimapolitik

Was passiert, wenn das Thema nicht täglich von der Presse durch das mediale Dorf getrieben wird, kann man in Moskau sehen, wie der Spiegel schreibt:

„Seit mehr als drei Monaten hält ein einsamer Klimaaktivist die Stellung in der russischen Hauptstadt.

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Propaganda im Film: Die neue Welle antirussischer Meinungsmache

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11-07-19 12:39:00,

„Kursk“, „Chernobyl“, „Stranger Things“, „Pets 2“: Zahlreiche aktuelle Filmproduktionen verbreiten antirussische Stereotype. Verpackt ist diese Propaganda oft in „historische“ Dramen. Aber auch Fantasy-Stoffe, Komödien und sogar Animationsfilme für Kinder werden für den Aufbau des Feindbilds missbraucht. Von Tobias Riegel.

Der Untergang des russischen U-Boots „Kursk“ im Jahr 2000 wird in einem neuen Kinofilm für die Aufrechterhaltung antirussischer Stereotype genutzt (Kinostart: 11. Juli). Das ist nicht überraschend, aber dennoch sehr bedenklich. Für diese Zwecke nutzt die europäische Großproduktion bewusst historische Ungenauigkeiten, obwohl doch offensichtlich „endlich“ die „wahre“ Geschichte erzählt werden soll.

Mit Drama, Thriller, Fantasy und Kinderfilm die Gräben vertiefen

Als Vorhut dieses „historischen“ U-Boot-Dramas mit europäischer Starbesetzung wurden in den letzten Wochen zahlreiche internationale Filmproduktionen veröffentlicht, die mutmaßlich die bereits erzeugten Gräben zwischen westlichen Ländern einerseits und Russland andererseits aufrechterhalten sollen. Darunter sind auch „unverfängliche“ Formate wie Komödien und sogar – besonders verwerflich – Animationsfilme für Kinder. Darauf wird später im Text eingegangen.

Zunächst zum an diesem Donnerstag startenden Kinofilm „Kursk“, der (nur scheinbar) die „ganze“ Geschichte des im Jahr 2000 in der Barentssee gesunkenen U-Boots erzählt. Damals kamen alle 118 Mann der Besatzung ums Leben. „Scheinbar“, weil der Film die „wahre“ Geschichte mit fiktiven Elementen anreichert, wie ganz offen zugegeben wird. Der Film wird in der Kritik teils wohlwollend aufgenommen, etwa in der FAZ, die schreibt: „Selten hat ein so düsterer Film so hell gestrahlt.“ Teils werden immerhin die historischen „Freiheiten“ (zu zaghaft und teils aus falschen Gründen) kritisiert. Und selbst die „Welt“ lässt in ihrer positiven Besprechung so etwas wie Kritik aufscheinen:

„Es ist historisch umstritten, ob die Männer hätten gerettet werden können, wenn man früher die Angebote internationaler (sprich: Nato-)Hilfe angenommen hätte. (…) Der Film, der keinen dokumentarischen Anspruch hat, sondern mit den Fakten frei verfährt, hat eine klare Position: Hier ist es die Ignoranz der russischen Führung, ihre Angst vor Gesichtsverlust und Nato-Spionage, die eine Rettung so lange verzögert, bis es zu spät ist.“

Fragwürdige Entscheidungen von russischen Verantwortlichen

Die damaligen, teils fragwürdigen Entscheidungen von russischen Verantwortlichen angesichts des gesunkenen U-Boots „Kursk“ sollen hier nicht blind verteidigt werden. Manche Vorgänge während und nach dem Drama können noch heute für Kopfschütteln sorgen. Aber es drängen sich Fragen auf: Ist das europäische Ausland in der moralisch herausragenden Position,

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The Propaganda Ministry Known as “the Free Press” – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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27-06-19 01:37:00,

The Propaganda Ministry Known as “the Free Press”

Paul Craig Roberts

As I have reported on many occasions, the presstitutes constitute not a free press but a Ministry of Propaganda for the government and ruling oligarchic interests.  Ben Norton explains that the New York Times gets permission from Washington before it prints a story:

The New York Times has publicly acknowledged that it sends some of its stories to the US government for approval from “national security officials” before publication.

He explains that CIA control and manipulation of the media has a long tradition, a tradition exposed by journalists who know:

Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein, a former Washington Post reporter who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, published a major cover story for Rolling Stone in 1977 titled “The CIA and the Media: How America’s Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up.”

Bernstein obtained CIA documents that revealed that more than 400 American journalists in the previous 25 years had “secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.”

Bernstein wrote:

“Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without‑portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring‑do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full‑time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”

Virtually all major US media outlets cooperated with the CIA, Bernstein revealed, including ABC, NBC, the AP, UPI, Reuters, Newsweek, Hearst newspapers, the Miami Herald, the Saturday Evening Post, and the New York Herald‑Tribune.

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Propaganda Is The Root Of All Our Problems

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13-06-19 08:39:00,

A new article by Forbes reports that the CEO of Crowdstrike, the extremely shady cybersecurity corporation which was foundational in the construction of the official CIA/CNN Russian hacking narrative, is now a billionaire.

George Kurtz ascended to the billionaire rankings on the back of soaring stocks immediately after the company went public, carried no doubt on the winds of the international fame it gained from its central protagonistic role in the most well-known hacking news story of all time. A loyal servant of empire well-rewarded.

Never mind that US government insiders like Hillary Clinton had been prepping for escalations against Russia well in advance of the 2016 elections, and that their preexisting agendas to shove a geostrategic obstacle off the world stage benefitted from the hacking narrative as much as George Kurtz did.

Never mind that Crowdstrike is tied to the NATO narrative management firm known as the Atlantic Council, which receives funding from the US government, the EU, NATO, Gulf states and powerful international oligarchs. Never mind either that Crowdstrike was financed with a whopping $100 million from Google, which has had a cozy relationship with US intelligence agencies since its very inception.

Never mind that to this day the DNC servers have not been examined by the FBI, nor indeed were they examined by the Special Counsel of Robert “Iraq has WMD” Mueller, preferring instead to go with the analyses of this extremely shady outfit with extensive and well-documented ties with the oligarchic leaders of the US-centralized empire. Also never mind that the Crowdstrike analyst who led forensics on those DNC servers had in fact worked for and was promoted by Robert Mueller while the two were in the FBI.

The CEO of the Atlantic Council-tied Crowdstrike, which formed the foundation of the official CIA/CNN Russian hacking narrative, is now a billionaire. I’m telling you, the real underlying currency of this world is narrative and the ability to control it.https://t.co/XsBCvkIDzJ

— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) June 12, 2019

As I never tire of saying,

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US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib’s Liberation | New Eastern Outlook

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12-06-19 01:42:00,

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A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from US-backed terrorists.

A recent New York Times article titled, “Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissent,” dusts off, combines, and repackages now nearly 8 years of Western war propaganda aimed at demonizing the Syrian government and paving way for regime change.

While the article claims it now has “memos sent to Syria’s head of military intelligence” to back up previous claims, it admits “some information was blacked out to protect the integrity of evidence for possible prosecutions.”

Yet in order to accuse a government publicly of maintaining “secret torture prisons,” evidence must be provided. Instead, the NYT presented recycled accounts from “activists” and opposition figures as well as Western-funded fronts including the “Syrian Network for Human Rights” and the  “Commission for International Justice and Accountability” (CIJA).

The CIJA in particular is claimed by NYT to have collected the alleged memos. Nothing about the CIJA’s background is provided by the NYT, nor can any website with background information be found.

However, the US government’s Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) interviewed CIJA director of investigations and operations, Chris Engels in 2018. In the interview, CIJA’s funding was discussed:

[CSCE:] Who funds CIJA? 

[Chris Engels:] We have had a number of donors over the years. Our current donors include the United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union, Germany, Demark, the Netherlands, and Norway.

Engels also openly admits that the CIJA works directly with the US government. In the interview he admits:

By design, CIJA has a strong relationship with U.S. law enforcement.

When asked if members of the US Congress have supported the work of CIJA, Engels would enthusiastically confirm so – citing proposed laws pertaining specifically to Syria.

In other words – nations committed to the overthrow of the Syrian government fund and support the CIJA’s work in Syria – casting doubt on both their integrity and their motivations.

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Propaganda zum D-Day: „Der Anfang von Hitlers Ende“

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07-06-19 07:25:00,

Das 75. Jubiläum der Landung der Alliierten wurde für massive Meinungsmache genutzt: Der westliche Beitrag zu Hitlers Sturz wurde medial aufgebauscht und instrumentalisiert. Russland war gar nicht eingeladen. Eine durchschaubare Inszenierung. Von Tobias Riegel.

Dieser Beitrag ist auch als Audio-Podcast verfügbar.

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Europa wurde vor allem durch die Nationen der Sowjetunion vom Nazi-Terror befreit. Das negiert nicht das Zutun der Alliierten zu Hitlers Niederlage, deren Beitrag auch gewürdigt werden muss. Wie aber die westlichen Politiker und Medien den Anteil westlicher Nationen an der Befreiung Europas aufbauschen und für Propaganda nutzen, ist skandalös. Einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt erreichte diese politische und mediale Meinungsmache gerade beim Gedenken zum 75. Jahrestag der Landung der Alliierten in der Normandie: Es war ein Gipfel der Geschichtsklitterung, der Verdrehung und der Selbstbeweihräucherung. Russland als Nachfolger der Hauptakteure beim Kampf gegen Hitler war gar nicht eingeladen. Viele Medien haben sich beim Thema einen Freibrief ausgestellt: Wissenschaft spielt keine Rolle mehr.

Propaganda wirkt: Der Mythos von den US-amerikanischen Befreiern

So entstehen Mythen und Fake-News: Im Mai 1945 waren laut Umfragen noch 57 Prozent der Franzosen überzeugt: Die Hauptlast beim Niederringen von Nazideutschland hat die Sowjetunion getragen. Nur 20 Prozent der Befragten schlug diese Hauptleistung damals den USA zu. Im Jahr 2015 hatte sich dieses Verhältnis umgedreht. Nun dachten 54 Prozent der befragten Franzosen, der deutsche Faschismus sei vor allem durch die USA besiegt worden – nur noch 23 Prozent sahen die Leistungen und Opfer der Sowjetunion. Diese Entwicklung ist Ergebnis einer langfristigen Meinungsmache – einen Mosaikstein dieser Propaganda konnte man aktuell beim Gedenken zum 75. Jahrestag der Landung der Alliierten in der Normandie beobachten, zum sogenannten D-Day.

Geschichtsklitterung: „Der Untergang von Nazi-Deutschland begann 1944“

Ohne die großen Opfer der Sowjetbürger im Vorfeld wäre die Landung in der Normandie nicht möglich gewesen. Neben der Negierung des sowjetischen Hauptanteils am Sieg gegen Hitler wird beim D-Day-Gedenken zudem die militärische Bedeutung des Tages und der Landung maßlos übertrieben. So erklärt der „Spiegel“,: „Vom 6. Juni 1944 an landeten sie im Rahmen der ‚Operation Overlord‘ an den Stränden der Normandie,(…). Es war der Anfang von Hitlers Ende.“ Die „Süddeutsche Zeitung“ behauptet: „Der Untergang von Nazi-Deutschland begann am 6.

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War Propaganda & The US Military Build-Up Against Iran

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06-06-19 09:49:00,

Via Southfront.org,

Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf.

In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber strike force to the region claiming that this is a needed measure to deter Iran, which allegedly prepares to attack US troops and infrastructure.

On May 21, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan claimed that the US had succeeded in putting the potential of Iranian attacks “on hold.” The declared victory over the mythical “Iranian threats” did not stop the US from a further military buildup.

On May 25, President Donald Trump declared that the US is sending 1,500 troops, 12 fighter jets, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft, and a number of military engineers to counter Iran.

Trump also approved an $8 billion sale of precision guided missiles and other military support to Saudi Arabia, using a legal loophole. The Trump administration declared an emergency to bypass Congress, citing the need to deter what it called “the malign influence” of Iran.

The forces deployment was accompanied with a new round of fear-mongering propaganda.

On May 24, Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, issued a statement saying  that “the leadership of Iran at the highest level” ordered a spate of disruptive attacks including those targeting an Aramco Saudi oil pipeline, pumping facilities, the recent sabotage of four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, as well as a May 19 lone rocket attack on the area near the US embassy in Baghdad. Besides this, he repeated speculations about “credible reports that Iranian proxy groups intend to attack U.S. personnel in the Middle East”. Nonetheless, Adm. Gilday offered nothing that may look like hard proof to confirm these claims.

On May 28, National Security Adviser John Bolton blamed “naval mines almost certainly from Iran” for the incident with oil tankers off the UAE.

On May 30, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman went on an anti-Iran tirade during an emergency meeting of Arab leaders hosted in Mecca. He described the Islamic Republic as the greatest threat to global security for the past four decades,

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Propaganda: Vergleich der Berichterstattung im “Fall Strache” und vergleichbaren Fällen der Vergangenheit | Anti-Spiegel

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23-05-19 02:32:00,

Der „Fall Strache“ wird durch die Medien künstlich in den Schlagzeilen gehalten. Wie aktiv die Medien hier eine Kampagne fahren, zeigt ein einfacher Vergleich mit früheren ähnlichen Fällen.

Zunächst sei kurz darauf hingewiesen, dass Strache kein Gesetzesverstoß vorgeworfen wird, das ORF hat schon am Sonntag gemeldet, dass die Staatsanwaltschaft nicht einmal einen Anfangsverdacht sieht. Man kann Strache also bestenfalls vorwerfen, er habe im betrunkenen Zustand gesagt, man könne eine illegale Parteienfinanzierung ins Auge fassen oder jemandem Staatsaufträge zuschanzen. Nur getan hat er es nicht. Nichts dergleichen ist geschehen. Auch konkret wurden die Gespräche unter Alkoholeinfluss nicht, es gab keine detaillierte Besprechung darüber, wie und wann das ablaufen solle. Es waren allgemeine Floskeln im Suff, um es ganz deutlich beim Namen zu nennen. Dumme Floskeln, klar, aber trotzdem nur Floskeln.

Ich bin, um das deutlich zu sagen, ein scharfer Kritiker von illegaler Parteienfinanzierung und von Korruption in der Politik. Politiker, die so etwas tun, gehören für mich sehr lange ins Gefängnis.

Die Medien schlachten den „Fall Strache“ nun aus. Im Dauerfeuer wird der deutsche Leser zum Beispiel vom Spiegel mit dem „Skandal“ bombardiert. Dabei gibt es seit dem Wochenende nichts Neues dazu, aber das Thema wird in den Schlagzeilen gehalten. Bei Spiegel-Online gab es von Montag bis heute, Donnerstagnachmittag, also in nicht einmal vier Tagen sage und schreibe über 20 Artikel, die dem Leser mitteilten, was er darüber zu denken hat. 20 Artikel! Dabei gab es in der Sache nichts Neues, das Video war veröffentlicht und die Staatsanwaltschaft hatte verkündet, nichts kriminelles darin gefunden zu haben (was man im Spiegel freilich nicht erfahren hat).

Und das sind ja nicht alle Artikel. Ich habe nur die Spiegel-Artikel aus der Suchanfrage „Heinz-Christian Strache“ im Spiegel-Archiv genommen, die Artikel mit Neuigkeiten über den Koalitionsbruch und Neuwahlen und so weiter kommen noch hinzu. Die Suchanfrage „Österreich“ ergibt beim Spiegel knapp 60 (!!!) Artikel zwischen dem 20. Mai und heute. 60 Artikel in weniger als vier Tagen!

Zum Vergleich: Im gleichen Zeitraum der Vorwoche, also vom 13. bis 16. Mai waren es 14 Artikel unter dem Suchbegriff „Österreich“.

Was ist das, wenn es keine Propaganda-Kampagne ist?

Um das einmal einzuordnen: Als im November 2016 bekannt wurde, dass die SPD eine Preisliste hatte,

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UK Propaganda Unit Has Secret Plans To Target French Muslims

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17-05-19 10:32:00,

Authored by Ian Cobain and Hassina Mechai via Middle East Eye,

A shadowy UK government propaganda unit that privately declares that it works to “effect behavioural and attitudinal change” among British Muslims has drawn up plans to begin operating in France.

The Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU), which is based at the Home Office in London, generates films, social media, websites, leaflets and news stories that are intended to influence public opinion while concealing the British government’s role in their creation.

Now, documents seen by Middle East Eye show that RICU has awarded a contract to a consortium of communications companies which had demonstrated its ability to operate in France.

The contract makes clear that while these companies are expected to be able to influence Muslim public opinion in France as part of a covert counter-extremism programme, the ultimate aim of the programme would be to encourage the French authorities to develop their own propaganda initiatives on the RICU model.

“RICU-I [RICU International] expects to see evidence of increased political will to tackle terrorism, and a recognition and willingness to act on UK priorities,” the documents say.

It is unclear from the documents whether RICU operations in France have actually begun, or whether the programme is being developed in the hope of securing French co-operation in the future.

However, the documents shed further light on other countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia where RICU is already working.

Last year MEE reported that the unit was involved in projects which used rap music and graffiti to attempt to influence the thinking and behaviour of youths in Tunisia, Morocco and Lebanon.

The documents show that by the end of 2018, RICU operations had been underway in Jordan, Algeria and Pakistan. The unit has also organised a number of events in Finland and the Netherlands.

The papers also show that the consortium which won the contract was expected to demonstrate an ability to operate in at least four other countries in addition to France: Belgium, Kenya, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

The documents do not disclose the details of the operations being planned for each country,

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THE VETO – film over de westerse propaganda – Syrië.

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01-04-19 10:26:00,

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THE VETO: De film onthuld de propaganda van CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 en de rest van de westerse mediapropaganda in de oorlog tegen Syrië.

Vanessa Beeley schrijft:
Ik ontmoette journalist Rafiq Lutf en en cameraman Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous in januari 2018 (in Syrië) en ik was vereerd toen Rafiq me vroeg om met hem samen te werken aan zijn filmproject, The Veto.
Zoals Dr Shaaban tegen me zei in augustus 2016: “Westerse propaganda wordt betaald met Syrisch bloed”. Dit is waar. Het gruwelijke bloedvergieten en het verlies van veel levens in Syrië zouden nooit hebben kunnen plaatsvinden zonder de toestemming van de koloniale (in handen van slechts een paar mediagiganten) media voor hun een nieuwe illegale oorlog tegen een soevereine staat.
De Veto volgt de evolutie van de propagandacampagne gevoerd door de westerse media tegen Syrië. Van Baba Amr in Homs 2011/2012 tot de moderne ‘propaganda opbouw’: de NAVO-lidstaten financierde de witte helmen. Het laat zien hoe de veto’s van Rusland en China, die consequent de soevereiniteit en territoriale integriteit van Syrië in de VN hebben verdedigd, zijn werking gehad hebben.
George Orwell 1984: zei eens: “De meest effectieve manier om mensen te vernietigen is om hun begrip van hun eigen geschiedenis weg te nemen en uit te wissen.” Westerse media hebben de geschiedenis van het Syrische conflict geschreven om de agressors in de Amerikaanse coalitie van terrorisme te dienen. Gelukkig weten de Syriërs wat hun EIGEN geschiedenis is en zullen niet geloven aan de geschreven geschiedenis van het westen!

De film is gemaakt door Ratiq Lutf, Abdul-Mun’aim Arnous en Vanessa Beeley. Zonder hulp of ondersteuning van westerse media.

De Veto legt de criminele bedoelingen van de westerse media bloot en archiveert de progressie van de propagandaoorlog die het westen tegen Syrië voert en voerde , de laatste acht jaar. Syriërs schrijven de geschiedenis van het Syrische conflict omdat Syrië en haar bondgenoten zich moedig hebben verzet tegen deze imperialistische propaganda machine. Een voorbeeld voor de landen die op de nominatie staan voor regime-change, zoals Venezuela.

Kijk en zie de waarheid over het Syrische conflict, door de ogen van de Syriërs:

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Positive Propaganda? – #PropagandaWatch : The Corbett Report

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05-03-19 11:06:00,

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Corbett Report community member HomeRemedySupply points out a relative rarity: an example of genuinely helpful, positive propaganda. Celebrity-laden propaganda, no less. So it is a step forward to go beyond the “cure cancer cult” and actually address root causes, but what are the deeper implications of positive propaganda? Can we fight fire with fire?

SHOW NOTES:
Cancer Schmancer’s “Be The Change!” Sizzle

The Cure Cancer Cult

JoyCamp website

JoyCamp – Stand Up to Cancer Causes

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Propaganda Works – Visualizing America’s Biggest Enemies

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05-03-19 08:09:00,

If Americans had to name one country as their nation’s top enemy, it would currently be Russia.

In a poll that has been conducted by Gallup on and off since 2005, Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes that 32 percent of respondents pointed their finger towards Moscow. A year ago, the culprit was North Korea (51 percent) but the country has settled into third place this year, with China being identified as enemy of the state number two (21 percent).

Infographic: The United States’ Biggest Enemies | Statista

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The semi-successful and highly publicized summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in September might have played a part in the public’s perception of North Korea as less of a threat. The survey was conducted this year before the pair’s failed summit in Hanoi at the end of February.

Iran and Iraq, which were named frequently on the survey before, both fell into the single digits in 2019. Iran was in fact repeatedly named the biggest enemy to the U.S. in between 2006 and 2012.

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The Propaganda Multiplier

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03-03-19 08:56:00,

Languages: German, French, Norwegian

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system – and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.

The key role played by these agencies means that Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.

A study of the Syria war coverage by nine leading European newspapers clearly illustrates these issues: 78% of all articles are based in whole or in part on agency reports, yet 0% on investigative research. Moreover, 82% of all opinion pieces and interviews are in favor of the US and NATO intervention, while propaganda is attributed exclusively to the opposite side.

The Propaganda Multiplier:
How Global News Agencies and

Western Media Report on Geopolitics

A Study by Swiss Propaganda Research

Translated by Terje Maloy

June 2016

“Therefore you always have to ask yourself: Why do I get

this specific information in this specific form at this moment?

Ultimately, it’s always about questions of power.” (*)

Dr. Konrad Hummler, Swiss banking and media executive

Introduction: “Something strange”

“How does the newspaper know what it knows?” The answer to this question is likely to surprise some newspaper readers: “The main source of information is stories from news agencies. The almost anonymously operating news agencies are in a way the key to world events. So what are the names of these agencies, how do they work and who finances them? To judge how well one is informed about events in East and West, one should know the answers to these questions.” (Höhne 1977, p. 11)

A Swiss media researcher points out: “The news agencies are the most important suppliers of material to mass media. No daily media outlet can manage without them.

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BBC Versus NRC Propaganda

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17-02-19 10:07:00,

BBC Producer’s Syria Bombshell: Douma “Gas Attack” Footage “Was Staged”


Now approaching nearly a year after the April 7, 2018 alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria — which the White House used as a pretext to bomb Syrian government facilities and bases throughout Damascus — a BBC reporter who investigated the incident on the ground has issued public statements saying the “Assad sarin attack” on Douma was indeed “staged”. 
Riam Dalati is a well-known BBC Syria producer who has long reported from the region. He shocked his nearly 20,000 twitter followers on Wednesday, which includes other mainstream journalists from major outlets, by stating that after a “six month investigation” he has concluded,

“I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged.”


​​​​​​One of many widely circulated images of the Douma hospital scene from April 2018. The Times (UK) published the image with the following headline: Syria attack: ‘We found bodies on the stairs. They didn’t see the gas in time’
The “hospital scene” is a reference to part of the horrid footage played over and over again on international networks showing children in a Douma hospital being hosed off and treated by doctors and White Helmets personnel as victims of the alleged chemical attack.
The BBC’s Dalati stated on Wednesday: “After almost 6 months of investigations, I can prove without a doubt that the Douma Hospital scene was staged. No fatalities occurred in the hospital.” He noted he had interviewed a number of White Helmets and opposition activists while reaching that conclusion.
He continued in a follow-up tweet:

Russia and at least one NATO country knew about what happened in the hospital. Documents were sent. However, no one knew what really happened at the flats apart from activists manipulating the scene there. This is why Russia focused solely on discrediting the hospital scene.

Dalati’s mention of activists at the flats “manipulating the scene there” is a reference to White Helmets and rebel activist produced footage purporting to show the deadly aftermath of a chemical attack inside a second scene — a bombed out apartment showing dozens of dead bodies.

The BBC’s Riam Dalati made his verified account private in the hours after the tweets. 
Tragic and gruesome images of what appeared the “gassed” corpses of young children and women strewn about an apartment building,  » Lees verder

UK’s Secret Propaganda Network Was Heavily Involved in Skripal Affair

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10-01-19 10:12:00,

The Institute for Statecraft (IoS) and its Integrity Initiative (II) constitute a secret propaganda network tied to the UK security services. They bring together high-ranking military and intelligence personnel, journalists and academics to manufacture and disseminate propaganda serving the geo-political aims of British imperialism and its allies.

The IoS was founded in 2006 and the II in 2015. But their secret role in promoting fake news and disinformation was exposed only in November and December of 2018 by hacking group Anonymous.

A document published by Anonymous shows funding for the II totalled £582,635 in 2017-18, with £480,635 coming from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the rest from NATO.

Funding shot up to £2.6 million in 2018-19, with £1.96 million from the FCO and the rest from the US State Department, NATO and the American neoconservative Smith Richardson Foundation. Facebook, which plays in integral role in imposing censorship on behalf of US imperialism, donated £100,000.

The Working Group on Syria Propaganda and Media (WGSPM) produced a briefing on the II last month documenting the role played by leading figures in the UK Ministry of Defence, US Army and senior intelligence figures. It noted, “The involvement of these senior officers from military intelligence and information warfare units suggests that the MoD rather than the FCO is driving the Integrity Initiative programme.”

On January 4, a fourth trove of documents was made public by the Anonymous collective, taken from the internal servers of the IoS and II. These include many documents related to the poisoning last March of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, without citing any evidence, immediately accused Russia of attempting to assassinate the pair using the nerve agent novichok, thereby ramping up global tensions. The II leaks indicate that the moves against Russia over the Skripal affair were scripted well in advance, with the IoS planning a detailed anti-Russia propaganda war, including suggested achievable objectives.

A 2015 document written by IoS “team member” Victor Madeira is titled “Russian Federation Sanctions.” It lists “potential levers” to achieve Russian “behaviour change,” “peace with Ukraine,” “return [of] Crimea,” and “regime change.” Such “levers” span almost every conceivable area, including “civil society,” “sports,” “finance” and “technology.”

Under “intelligence” Madeira calls for the simultaneous expulsion of “every RF [Russian Federation] intelligence officer and air/defense/naval attaché from as many countries as possible”—citing as a precedent the expulsion of over 1,000 Soviet officials from the UK in September 1971.

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