US responsible for ‘misery & horrors’ forcing people to flee Latin America – Chomsky

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28-11-18 04:36:00,

As Donald Trump condones the use of tear gas against migrants at the Mexican border, linguistics icon Noam Chomsky says former US presidents are the ones who made conditions so bad in Latin America that people need to flee.

Speaking to Democracy Now, Chomsky blamed Washington for making things terrible enough that residents of certain Latin American countries feel they have no other choice but to try to leave for a better life. 

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The renowned linguist and professor, who will turn 90 next month, noted that the bulk of the migrants in the caravan are from Honduras – and there’s a reason for that.

He explained that in 2009, a military coup ousted a “mildly reformist president” in Honduras and the Obama administration refused to condemn the move.

“A fraudulent election took place under the military junta – again, harshly condemned all over the hemisphere, most of the world, but not by the United States. The Obama administration praised Honduras for carrying out an election, moving towards democracy and so on.

“Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible,” Chomsky said.

The 89-year-old added that migrants from Guatemala and El Salvador also have reason to flee. Those countries, along with Honduras, have “been under harsh US domination, way back, but particularly since the 1980s.”

He went on to explain that there is an “incredible charade” taking place – “poor, miserable people” are fleeing from US-inflicted terror and repression, “and in reaction they’re sending thousands of troops to the border.”

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Chomsky said the Trump administration has a “remarkable PR campaign” which is frightening much of the US into believing it is on the verge of an invasion by Middle Eastern terrorists who have made their way into the caravan.

The whole thing, he says, is reminiscent of a move made by former US president Ronald Reagan, who used fearful rhetoric in the mid-1980s when he was looking to gain support for guerillas fighting the Nicaraguan government.

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Did BBC team responsible for faked footage of Syrian chemical attack travel under terrorist protection?

Did BBC team responsible for faked footage of Syrian chemical attack travel under terrorist protection?

06-01-18 05:16:00,

by Catte

Most of our readers are now more than familiar with the bizarre events surrounding the BBC Panorama program Saving Syria’s Children. We’ve already returned to this story several times. The possibility that this program presented faked footage of a non-existent chemical attack by government troops on a school in Syria has been meticulously documented by independent researcher Robert Stuart over several years.

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But a further twist to the story seems to show that the crew who filmed this questionable footage were being escorted and protected during their sojourn in Syria, by members of a jihadist terrorist group affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda and ISIS.

The evidence, on the face of it, seems damning.

Ten minutes, 18 seconds into the program (which can be seen here) the film crew record a car journey, with the two British doctors featured in the program, to “see what medical care is available for children closer to where the fighting is”. At one point the journalist Ian Pannell can be heard in voice over saying:

Western journalists have been targeted in Syria, so I have to travel with my own security. The doctors are able to be more low key and take their own vehicles.

As he speaks we see Pannell himself, presumably filmed by his cameraman Darren Conway, in a car, part of a convoy, accompanied by armed men. We also see the hood of one of the cars in the convoy several times and pretty clearly. It has a logo on it. This is it:

The inset on the right is the logo of Ahrar-al-Sham.

In case you’re wondering,

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