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The Western media have proved for all to see that the Western media comprises either a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or a whorehouse that sells war for money.

The Western media fell in step with Washington and blamed the downed Malaysian airliner on Russia. No evidence was provided. It its place the media used constant repetition. Washington withheld the evidence that proved that Kiev was responsible. The media’s purpose was not to tell the truth, but to demonize Russia.

Now we have the media story of the armored Russian column that allegedly crossed into Ukraine and was destroyed by Ukraine’s rag-tag forces that ISIS would eliminate in a few minutes. British reporters fabricated this story or were handed it by a CIA operative working to build a war narrative. The disreputable BBC hyped the story without investigating. The German media, including Die Welt, blared the story throughout Germany without concern at the absence of any evidence. Reuters news agency, also with no investigation, spread the story. Readers tell me that CNN has been broadcasting the fake story 24/7. Although I cannot stand to watch it, I suspect Fox “news” has also been riding this lame horse hard. Readers tell me that my former newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, which has fallen so low as to be unreadable, also spread the false story. I hope they are wrong. One hates to see the complete despoliation of one’s former habitat.

The media story is preposterous for a number of reasons that should be obvious to a normal person.

The first reason is that the Russian government has made it completely clear that its purpose is to de-escalate the situation. When other former Russian territories that are part of present day Ukraine followed Crimea, voted their independence and requested reunification with Russia, President Putin refused. To underline his de-escalation, President Putin asked the Russian Duma to rescind his authority to intervene militarily in Ukraine in behalf of the former Russian provinces. As the Russian government, unlike Washington or EU governments, stresses legality and the rule of law, Russian military forces would not be sent into Ukraine prior to the Duma renewing Putin’s authority so to do.

The second reason the story is obviously false is that if the Russian government decides to invade Ukraine, Russia would not send in one small armored group unprotected by air cover or other forces. If Russia invades Ukraine, it will be with a force capable of rolling up the rag-tag Ukrainian forces, most of which are semi-private militias organized by nazis. The “war” would last a few hours, after which Ukraine would be in Russia’s hands where it resided for hundreds of years prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Washington’s successful efforts in 1991 to take advantage of Russian weakness to break apart the constituent provinces of Russia herself.

The third reason that the story is obviously false is that not a single Western news organization hyping the story has presented a shred of evidence in its behalf.

What we witness in this fabricated story is the total lack of integrity in the entirety of
the Western media.

ORDER IT NOW

A story totally devoid of any evidence to support it has been broadcast world wide. The White House has issued a statement saying that it cannot confirm the story, but nevertheless the White House continues to issue accusations against Russia for which the White House can supply no evidence. Consequently, Western repetition of bald-faced lies has become truth for huge numbers of peoples. As I have emphasized in my columns, these Western lies are dangerous, because they provoke war.

The same group in Washington and the same Western “media” are telling the same kind of lies that were used to justify Washington’s wars in Iraq (weapons of mass destruction), Afghanistan (Taliban = al Qaeda), Syria (use of chemical weapons), Libya (an assortment of ridiculous charges), and the ongoing US military murders in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.

The city upon the hill, the light unto the world, the home of the exceptional, indispensable people is the home of Satan’s lies where truth is prohibited and war is the end game.

Update: After pretending that the Russian humanitarian truck convoy contained a hidden invasion force, the stooge Kiev government was forced by facts on the ground to officially acknowledge that the trucks only contained aid for those that the Kiev stooge government has been bombing and attacking with artillery. http://rt.com/news/180844-ukraine-recognizes-russia-humanitarian-aid/

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Media, Russia, Ukraine 
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  1. Harold says:

    Paul Craig Roberts writes an article filled with misrepresentation and lies Cops Gone Wild, follows it up with an article on how mainstream journalists are all incompetents and liars.

    • Replies: @Realist
  2. Kiza says:

    Guardian has established trust with its readership thanks to Alan Rusbridger publishing of Snowden Files and Alan’s resistance to UK Government. This is why Guardian is now the favorite platform for MI6. When Shaun Walker was sent by MI6 to investigate the humanitarian assistance trucks, the Plan A was to find some damning evidence that it was really a cover for a military intervention or weapons transfer, as the West has been saying all along. This is also exactly what the West would have done in a similar situations because humanitarian NGOs, food and medical assistance are good covers for subversion, the favorite ploy of the US Government and the satellites. The only thing they could find was that some trucks were almost empty and NYT dully published this together with suspicions. However, they also had a Plan B, which was then put into action. Shaun Walker has sacrificed his cover as a journalist to create an unsubstantiated “crisis” which will be ignored later but will leave a lasting impression in the minds of the people who do not follow world events. For the brainless masses, now the Russians have already invaded Ukraine. This is a relatively new propaganda pattern in the West – they do not worry about the minority who follow events on the Internet because they know that the Western media already have close to zero credibility. Their goal now is to influence only the masses who still consume mostly or only the classical media under the Government control. They use pure claims, no need even to fabricate the facts. The media consumers with brain attention span of chickens can still vote for a war and the regime needs them. Therefore, this “incursion”, after a similar media strategy regarding MH17, is a very important new development – it is a sign of the things to come: claims only, no proof required.

  3. Sean c says:

    I saw this propaganda also on multiple sites. No evidence yet reported everywhere. Although I don’t care if the Russian help the rebels. We help the rebels in Syria which turned into Isis.

  4. Realist says:
    @Harold

    Yes PCR ha some mental issues.

  5. bossel says:

    “In the West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists”
    Well, very obviously PCR is a part of this “West” he’s talking about.

    QOD:
    “The Western media […] blamed the downed Malaysian airliner on Russia”
    I must be reading the wrong media. What I saw was usually that the pro-Russian separatists most probably were to blame (& not even for a deliberate act, but a mistake).

    “The German media, including Die Welt, blared the story throughout Germany without concern at the absence of any evidence. ”
    Yeah, right. Pretty much everything I read in German about it made pretty clear that some British newspaper reporters witnessed it. Not much else.

    “the Russian government, unlike Washington or EU governments, stresses legality and the rule of law […]”
    There he goes again. Great joke.
    Stressing it is not the same as following it.

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