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Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/17/us-media-journalists-iran-coverage/

Here we go again. Sixteen years after the U.S. media helped the Bush administration spread myths and lies about the threat posed by Iraq to the United States and its allies, the Trump administration is spreading similar myths and lies about the threat posed by Iran.

The 64,000-rial question, therefore, is whether or not journalists have learned any lessons whatsoever from the Iraqi WMD debacle of 2003.

#war #usa #Iran #Iraq #military #journalism #media #alarmist #bolton #lies #coup #nsa #cia #Obama #bush #UN


 
Kein Krieg gegen den Iran!
16. Mai 2019

Die Gefahr eines totalen Krieges im Nahen Osten ist heute größer als je zuvor seit der US-Invasion im Irak im Jahr 2003, und die möglichen Folgen sind viel gravierender. Die #USA bereiten einen #verbrecherischen #Krieg gegen #Iran mit dem Ziel vor, einen #Regimewechsel zu erzwingen und das energiereiche und strategisch wichtige Land ihrer Kontrolle zu unterwerfen.

Der #Irakkrieg, der vor 16 Jahren dasselbe Ziel verfolgte, tötete über eine Million irakische Zivilisten, stürzte das Land in... show more


 
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If you hate President Trump, these are the people you're defending…

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was a neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. that focused on United States foreign policy. It was established as a non-profit educational organization i
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If you hate President Trump, these are the people you're defending…

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was a neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. that focused on United States foreign policy. It was established as a non-profit educational organization in 1997, and founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan. PNAC’s stated goal was “to promote American global leadership.” [6]The organization stated that “American leadership is good both for America and for the world,” and sought to build support for “a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity.”

Of the twenty-five people who signed PNAC’s founding statement of principles, ten went on to serve in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz. Observers such as Irwin Stelzer and Dave Grondin have suggested that the PNAC p... show more


 

Reading Vonnegut's «Slaughterhouse Five» in the Middle East

I tucked it into my cargo pocket and read it, cover to cover, as fast as I could, and I read it again. It came with me to guard posts in Baghdad and primitive outposts in the Diyala River valley. I passed it among my platoon mates to read under a red lens at night.

Tralfamadorians don’t see death like humans, they tell Pilgrim when they abduct him. Death is just a difficult circumstance in a human’s life among better moments. And they pity humans who can only experience time as a point wherever they are, which makes death that much more depressing.

One of his legacies is a famous passage in “Slaughterhouse-Five.” It’s about planes flying in reverse, where shrapnel flies out of people, back into the bombs and the planes take off backward from their runways, and so on, until everyone is just a baby again.

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Republicans have outgrown @gop and those to whom the far right is too much are vying for leadership in 'Democratic' Party too...

Lesser evil when #trump is in charge suddenly becomes "good" #brennan or "good" #mccain

Are #bush and #cheney "moderates" now?


 
#goldendawnald #trump demonstrates that one can be even more corrupt than #bush and #cheney and still hold highest public office
No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached.


 
“No One is Above the Law:” You Have to be Kidding https://off-guardian.org/2019/04/18/no-one-is-above-the-law-you-have-to-be-kidding/ see #blair #billgates #bush #cheney OJ Simpson Trump Clinton Petraeus and so on
“No One is Above the Law:” You Have to be Kidding


 

Collateral murder - video that started it all...


The only people who were prosecuted for this crime were those who exposed it to the world.

Murder is not a crime, exposing it, is.

#wikileak #xlcollateralmurder #iraq #warcrime #Bush #Obama #Clinton


 
US economy will collapse again and again, as before, bankers won't pay for their crimes https://fair.org/home/federal-reserve-independence-means-its-free-to-serve-the-financial-industry/ happened at end of #bush years. #trump repeats it.
Federal Reserve ‘Independence’ Means It’s Free to Serve the Financial Industry


 
"The International Criminal Court (ICC) which prosecutes crimes against humanity is under attack again by the #Trump Administration for pursuing Americans. Bill #Clinton and Barack #Obama supported it. George W. #Bush tried to close it down"
The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish


 
Donald #trump and #bush are from the class that bribes to admit kids to prestigious schools, faking disability (another bribe) to turn failure into "pass". When #billgates was arrested for his crimes daddy came and paid the cops to get him out. #whitecollar #crime


 
Why Did #Bush Go to #War in #Iraq ? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/bush-war-iraq-190318150236739.html "demonstrate what US policy is all about".


 
Why Did #Bush Go to #War in #Iraq ? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/bush-war-iraq-190318150236739.html "demonstrate what US policy is all about".


 
Why Did #Bush Go to #War in #Iraq ? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/bush-war-iraq-190318150236739.html "demonstrate what US policy is all about".


 
"Did you believe in #Obama ? Did you think he’d address climate change in any meaningful way to heal our oceans, our soil, our atmosphere? Did you believe he’d hold George W #Bush accountable for war crimes"
On Our Knees


 
Wealth based on meritocracy in the US (and elsewhere) an overblown myth. See #bush and #trump for destructive examples.
America’s Economy Is Rigged From Top to Bottom
# #bush #trump


 
#orangenazi who supported invading #iraq for its #oil (until it became "a mess") is now doing a #bush #cheney on #venezuela
A Call to Halt an Illegal Invasion of Venezuela


 
#bush and #cheney too told us there were "liberating" #iraq .. with bombs. Then stealing (sorry, I mean liberating) the poor and oppressed #oil


 
#orangenazi wants a #war over #oil -- the same thing #bush #cheney and #blair pursued in #iraq (when Trump did in fact back an invasion.... until it became a "mess")
Trump Pleads With Venezuela’s Military to Back Guaido


 
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Guantanamo Kid


Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 years old when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan.

Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one of the few detainees of African descent.

The journalist and researcher Jérôme Tubiana first told El-Gharani’s story in a Diary piece for the London Review of Books in 2011. In Guantánamo Kid, a collaboration with the comics artist Alexandre Franc, he translates this shocking and important story into graphic novel form.

https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2019/3/guant-namo-kid-j-r-me-tubiana-alexandre-franc-and-jeremy-harding

#Guantanamo #HumanRights #America #911 #torture #Bush #war #books


 
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Guantanamo Kid


Mohammed El-Gharani was no more than 14 years old when he left his native country, Saudi Arabia, in order to study English in Pakistan.

Shortly after 9/11, he was detained during a raid on his local mosque and taken into the custody of the US army. He was flown first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay, where he was held and abused for seven years without charge or trial. El-Gharani was one of the youngest prisoners at the camp, and one of the few detainees of African descent.

The journalist and researcher Jérôme Tubiana first told El-Gharani’s story in a Diary piece for the London Review of Books in 2011. In Guantánamo Kid, a collaboration with the comics artist Alexandre Franc, he translates this shocking and important story into graphic novel form.

https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2019/3/guant-namo-kid-j-r-me-tubiana-alexandre-franc-and-jeremy-harding

#Guantanamo #HumanRights #America #911 #torture #Bush #war #books


 
Worse than #bush and #cheney https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/26/trumps-axis-evil-pompeo-bolton-abrams "neoconservative Elliott Abrams was appointed US special envoy for Venezuela."


 

Manufacturing consent is the name of the game


The only way to keep future monsters from behaving as they please, knowing they will be eulogized as heroes, is to resist propaganda and tell the truth.
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What’s remarkable about American propaganda is how un-coordinated it is. Media entities do not need to conspire, because everyone who works for them has swallowed a set of assumptions about what is important and what isn’t. Nobody needs to tell them what to do. Chomsky contrasts the U.S. system, in which a free press willingly serves the interests of the powerful, to countries in which the powerful actually exert control over the press.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/12/im-sorry-but-this-is-just-sheer-propaganda
#bush #obituary #media #propaganda #chomsky

Oh, and PS: A belated Happy Birthday to Noam Chomsky for his 90th...
(via @Bonobo on G+)


 

George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. President, Dies at 94


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#41st #41st president #94 years old #america #barbara bush #bush #dies #former president #former president george w. bush #george #george h.w. bush #houston texas #oan newsroom #president #president george h.w. bush #united states #united states of america
George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. President, Dies at 94