If one ventures into the vast wasteland of American television it is possible to miss the truly ridiculous content that is promoted as news by the major networks. One particular feature of media-speak in the United States is the tendency of the professional reporting punditry to go seeking for someone to blame every time some development rattles the National Security plus Wall Street bubble that we all unfortunately live in. The talking heads have to such an extent sold the conclusion that China deliberately released a lethal virus to destroy western democracies that no one objects when Beijing is elevated from being a commercial competitor and political adversary to an enemy of the United States. One sometimes even sees that it is all a communist plot. Likewise, the riots taking place all across the U.S. are being milked for what it’s worth by the predominantly liberal media, both to influence this year’s election and to demonstrate how much the news oligarchs really love black people.
As is often the case, there are a number of inconsistencies in the narrative. If one looks at the numerous photos of the protests in many parts of the country, it is clear that most of the demonstrators are white, not black, which might suggest that even if there are significant pockets of racism in the United States there is also a strong condemnation of that fact by many white people. And this in a country that elected a black man president not once, but twice, and that black president had a cabinet that included a large number of African-Americans.
Also, to further obfuscate any understanding of what might be taking place, the media and chattering class is obsessed with finding white supremacists as instigators of at least some of the actual violence. It would be a convenient explanation for the Social Justice Warriors that proliferate in the media, though it is supported currently by little actual evidence that anyone is exploiting right-wing groups.
Simultaneously, some on the right, to include the president, are blaming legitimately dubbed domestic terrorist group Antifa, which is perhaps more plausible, though again evidence of organized instigation appears to be on the thin side. Still another source of the mayhem apparently consists of some folks getting all excited by the turmoil and breaking windows and tossing Molotov cocktails, as did two upper middle class attorneys in Brooklyn last week.
Nevertheless, the search goes on for a guilty party. Explaining the demonstrations and riots as the result of the horrible killing of a black man by police which has revulsed both black and white Americans would be too simple to satisfy the convoluted yearnings of the likes of Wolf Blitzer and Rachel Maddow.
Which brings us to Russia. How convenient is it to fall back on Russia which, together with the Chinese, is reputedly already reported to be working hard to subvert the November U.S. election. And what better way to do just that than to call on one of the empty-heads of the Barack Obama administration, whose foreign policy achievements included the destruction of a prosperous Libya and the killing of four American diplomats in Benghazi, the initiation of kinetic hostilities with Syria, the failure to achieve a reset with Russia and the assassinations of American citizens overseas without any due process. But Obama sure did talk nice and seem pleasant unlike the current occupant of the White House.
The predictable Wolf Blitzer had a recent interview with perhaps the emptiest head of all the empowered women who virtually ran the Obama White House. Susan Rice was U.N. Ambassador and later National Security Advisor under Barack Obama. Before that she was a Clinton appointee who served as Undersecretary of State for African Affairs. She is reportedly is currently being considered as a possible running mate for Joe Biden as she has all the necessary qualifications being a woman and black.
While Ambassador and National Security Advisor, Rice had the reputation of being extremely abrasive. She ran into trouble when she failed to be convincing in support of the Obama administration exculpatory narrative regarding what went wrong in Benghazi when the four Americans, to include the U.S. Ambassador, were killed.
In her interview with Blitzer, Rice said: “We have peaceful protesters focused on the very real pain and disparities that we’re all wrestling with that have to be addressed, and then we have extremists who’ve come to try to hijack those protests and turn them into something very different. And they’re probably also, I would bet based on my experience, I’m not reading the intelligence these days, but based on my experience this is right out of the Russian playbook as well. I would not be surprised to learn that they have fomented some of these extremists on both sides using social media. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are funding it in some way, shape, or form.”
It should be noted that Rice, a devout Democrat apparatchik, produced no evidence whatsoever that the Russians were or have been involved in “fomenting” the reactions to the George Floyd demonstrations and riots beyond the fact that Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden all believe that Moscow is responsible for everything. Clinton in particular hopes that some day someone will actually believe her when she claims that she lost to Trump in 2016 due to Russia. Even Robert Mueller, he of the Russiagate Inquiry, could not come up with any real evidence suggesting that the relatively low intensity meddling in the election by the Kremlin had any real impact. Nor was there any suggestion that Moscow was actually colluding with the Trump campaign, nor with its appointees, to include National Security Advisor designate Michael Flynn.
Fortunately, no one took much notice of Rice based on her “experience,” or her judgement insofar as she possesses that quality. Glenn Greenwald responded “This is fuxxing lunacy — conspiratorial madness of the worst kind — but it’s delivered by a Serious Obama Official and a Respected Mainstream Newscaster so it’s all fine… This is Infowars-level junk. Should Twitter put a ‘False’ label on this? Or maybe a hammer and sickle emoji?”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova accurately described the Rice performance as a “perfect example of barefaced propaganda.” She wrote on her Facebook page “Are you trying to play the Russia card again? You’ve been playing too long – come back to reality” instead of using “dirty methods of information manipulation” despite “having absolutely no facts to prove [the] allegations… go out and face your people, look them in the eye and try telling them that they are being controlled by the Russians through YouTube and Facebook. And I will sit back and watch ‘American exceptionalism’ in action.”
It should be assumed that the Republicans will be coming up with their own candidate for “fomenting” the riots and demonstrations. It already includes Antifa, of course, but is likely to somehow also involve the Chinese, who will undoubtedly be seen as destroying American democracy through the double whammy of a plague and race riots. Speaking at the White House, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien warned about foreign incitement, including not only the Chinese, but also Iran and even Zimbabwe. And, oh yes, Russia. One thing is for sure, no matter who is ultimately held accountable, no one in the Congress or White House will be taking the blame for anything.
Philip Giraldi, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.
Remember things will get worse before they get ……even worse
When the Rations come and the Rations are coming then main street will go to Pot,,,,emkin
I expect Biden to make Greta his running mate
“It should be noted that Rice, a devout Democrat apparatchik, produced no evidence whatsoever that the Russians were or have been involved in “fomenting” the reactions…”.
Nor did Der Alte Blitzer ever ASK her to produce any either!
Well you need to blame Russians for something because the initial Russia ratfuck efforts are collapsing in comedy gold. Coerced confessions are ICCPR-illegal, in breach of article 14(g), supreme law of the land. CIA’s furious efforts to justify their use against Flynn has led them to bring in stupider and stupider lawyers who’ll say anything no matter how moronic. This is going to make them a laughingstock worldwide at the UPR, where the US has no influence on interpretation but is still subject to review.
There is nothing, and I do say nothing again, more pathetic than the blame game.
And why they do not blame the true culprits. The Eskimos.
RussiaGate became ObamaGate, and the Deep State is trying to make it RussiaGate again. It is not working, and they are beginning to turn on each other.
Remember these riots are about Islam, not race. Hopefully, no believes that Russia has anything to do with violent Muslim terrorist groups — Such as Black Lives Matter, Antifa, CAIR, and SPLC.
VT Right Again: Floyd Murder Premeditated, Chauvin Knew Him Well, Was Protecting Police Citywide Shakedown Operation”. Everybody’s suspicions were raised when the owner of the bar where both killer and murder victim worked for 17 years said they probably didn’t know each other, a very unlikely story. Was it a personal beef? Now we’re getting into the territory of the police serving as a kind of organized crime gang, and whether this death was actually a ‘hit’ to protect an organized criminal operation. For example, was Floyd damaging the operation by attempting to pass a forged bill
Are the Russians in charge of Biden’s teleprompter?
Or, the Ukrainians?
No rational American would say this…..
And, the mask dangling just adds to the ambience.
Tempting as it may be for some to declare that antifa are a “terrorist” organisation it’s more appropriate to call them a “wankerist” organisation (apologies for torturing English with such a word) . “Terrorist” grants them a certain gravitas way – way beyond what they deserve. (“fucking hippies” is also a suitable description”)
Try to have a worthwhile discussion and blithering idiots like this Obw-g fool clutter the comment section with their senseless ravings.
There are tens of millions of American that support this fucking idiot. This country is truly on a shit slide to hell.
US veterans confront Joe Biden over his record of supporting war
Do you see any remorse in Biden’s face? Shameless Psychopath.
Yet you have idiotic leftard retards talking about evul White people killing in Iraq while their own leftard leader does not have any remorse for his hand in that war. See all those leftard democrats chant ‘Joe Joe’, their war criminal hero.
‘… As is often the case, there are a number of inconsistencies in the narrative. If one looks at the numerous photos of the protests in many parts of the country, it is clear that most of the demonstrators are white, not black…’
‘As is often the case, there are a number of inconsistencies in the narrative. If one looks at the numerous photos of the protests in many parts of the country, it is clear that the media selected photos in which most of the demonstrators are white, not black…’
There. Now you have a true statement.
I’ll also point out that it’s damned sight safer to stand around photographing white demonstrators than it is to stick around when the blacks show up. There’ve been a number of incidents confirming that. Not to mention, the blacks tend to simply start looting — which leads to more blatantly racist video, which isn’t the idea at all. After all, supposedly they’re angry, not simply taking advantage of the Target 100% off sale.
So, yeah, most of your shots are of whites. So what? Most photos of girls are of good-looking ones. Does it follow that most girls are good looking?
I find that true because I faithfully use the MUTE button, but I think you really meant to write “…impossible to miss the truly ridiculous content…”
I agree Rice’s assessment is ridiculous. There may have been parties promoting or encouraging the riots and looting, but the Russians would not appear on any realistic list of suspects. That list would be filled up with largely home-grown domestic extremists and fanatics of all stripes.
There are many domestic sources of the riots.
Drop-outs angry about rising rents and gentrification pushing them further away from downtown are behind much of the vandalism. They think they have a right to the best real estate, and if they can’t afford it, somebody has to pay.
They deserve a better deal from capitalism, but most would be pacified if offered improved bread and circus’s.
Greenwald owes Alex Jones an apology for comparing CNN to Infowars.
I think someone already jumped the gun and tried to pin it on Venezuela.
White people don’t care about the slaughter they did in Middle East.
That’s the difference between India and America.
Liberal Hindus keep braying like fools about Modi and Gujarat when only few thousand died. America kills millions and arrogant Whites (liberal too) scream about freedom and human rights.
Go to America and accuse the leaders of being war criminals. They’ll call you stupid.
Average American has far more tolerance for slaughter than average Indian.
Meh, too clumsy. I prefer the speculation (antichryst’s?) that Floyd was silenced because he and Chauvin were both involved in drug trade. Very ‘Law and Order’ episode.
Americans will kill you for your right to democracy, and they’re hoping to absolve themselves of unacknowledged crimes with this self-serving contrition for supposed racism.
The US military is multi racial, so why blame only White people?
Arrogant Whites, Jews were behind the invasion of the Middle East. Check out the Neocons. Whi are they? Ex Trotskyite Jews who changed from spreading revolution around the world to spreading democracy around the world.
Most White people have no desire to kill Iraqis.
LOL check out the brutality committed in Kashmir and the North East, most Indians justify it. In the North East, Indian troops can rape and pillage with no fear of been taken to court. Most Indians support this brutality 100%.
America will kill you for Israel. Do not be a fool, Iraq was not about democracy. It was for Israel.
Most Whites support the extreme brutality shown in Iraq, Afghan, etc. They’ll call you a fool if you criticize their beloved military. Americans and British love their military. Many of them like Israel too and enjoy brutal tactics against Palestinians.
Opinion poll shows massive American support for military. Few antiwar protests.
America and Britain killed at least 1 million in Iraq. India killed 100,000 in Kashmir. 10 times larger!
Difference is that Hindus are self critical and overly empathetic, so libtard Hindu media screams at the top of their lungs about ‘atrocities’ against Muslims. White media don’t care about Muslims, so they refuse to even provide news coverage of massive deaths by US/UK armies. White media only cares when Whites are killed, as with 911 attacks.
How many American soldiers have ever gone to jail? Very few examples. Most of them have no threat of ever seeing jail time. They go slaughter villages overseas, come home to victory parades. Lifetime pension and healthcare.
India is an imperialist power in Northeast, as are US/UK in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghan. In Kashmir, it’s different, as Kashmir is rightful Indian land.
This is the sort of brain trust we’ve got formulating policy. Mediocre people who might stumble us into nuclear war. It’s unsettling but nothing new, unfortunately. The better minds don’t go into government in the US.
Not true. Even Imran Khan once said, he was surprised how so many British people took out rallies against the Iraq war. The British parliament did not give approval of a planned US invasion of Syria and hence Pres Obama had to use underhanded tactics in Syria.
Many of them oppose Israel and sacrifice their lives for Palestinians. Rachel Corrie died for the Palestinians and was crushed by IDF bulldozer. James Miller, an award winning British filmmaker who was documenting the suffering of the Palestinians was shot dead by IDF soldiers. Thomas Hurndall was a British photography student, a volunteer for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and an activist against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories shot in the head IDF sniper, Taysir Hayb. Hurndall was left in a coma and died nine months later.
In Britain there were many anti war protests.
Really? Some of us are. But most of my Hindu friends support the brutality of the Indian armed forces in Kashmir and North East and even the past actions against Sikh separatists in Punjab. The Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple (Operation Blue Star), the Vatican of the Sikh religion, its most pious and holy site. And we received help in that operation from the British MI6.
Operation Blue Star of the Indian Army led to the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards as an act of vengeance, triggering the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The widespread killing of Sikhs by Hindu mobs, principally in the national capital Delhi but also in other major cities in North India, led to major divisions between the Sikh community and the Indian Government.
General Arun Shridhar Vaidya, the Chief of Army Staff at the time of Operation Blue Star, was assassinated in 1986 in Pune by two Sikhs, Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha. Both were sentenced to death, and hanged on 7 October 1992.
Mutinies by Sikh soldiers
In the aftermath of the Operation Blue Star, cases of mutinies by Sikh soldiers, mostly raw recruits, were reported from different places. On 7 June, six hundred soldiers of the 9th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment, almost the entire other ranks’ strength, mutinied in Sri Ganganagar. Most were rounded up by men of Rajputana Rifles. The largest mutiny took place in Sikh Regimental Centre at Ramgarh in Bihar where recruits for the Sikh Regiment are trained. There, 1,461 soldiers—1,050 of them raw recruits, stormed the armoury, killing one officer and injuring two before they set out for Amritsar. The leaders of the mutiny divided the troops into two groups just outside of Banaras to avoid a rumoured roadblock. One half was engaged by army artillery at Shakteshgarh railway station; those who managed to escape were rounded up by 21st Mechanised Infantry Regiment. The other half engaged with the artillery and troops of 20th Infantry Brigade, during which 35 soldiers (both sides) were killed. There were five more smaller mutinies in different parts of India. In total 55 mutineers were killed and 2,606 were captured alive.
The captured mutineers were court-martialed, despite efforts by various groups including retired Sikh officers to get them reinstated.
Hey, remember when Israel was blackmailing the shit out of every US VIP? Well you’ll be pleased to know that shit’s over. Now the UAE is blackmailing the shit out of every US VIP. It’s great to be rid of them Jews!
But seriously, have you ever seen a more blindingly obvious CIA honey trap than this? The fucking wog got recruited by Frank Wisner, for chrissakes. Little Frank Wisner, Wisner’s kid, the “‘executive,’” that’s almost worse. And sent to Georgetown, for fuck’s sake. He gets foreign diplomatic cover for his pedo whorehouse. Why don’t you just issue him one of those government asshole windbreakers that says CIA AGENT in big yellow letters? I woulda thought it was impossible to make an illegal domestic CIA agent more insultingly blatant that Imran Awan but I stand corrected.
The only non-obvious aspect of this is Global Leaks. Who might that be?
True, but our military has committed brutality.
This is Indian MP Prof Manoj Kumar Jha of the RJD party in the Indian Parliament.
Check from 2:06 to 2:55
He reads from the the book of Jayaprakash Narayan. Jayaprakash Narayan famous as Lok Nayak (Hindi for ‘The People’s Leader’), was an Indian independence activist, theorist, and political leader. He is also known as the “Hero of Quit India Movement” and he is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a “total revolution”.
From Jayaprakash Narayan’s book, (2:06 to 2:55 mins in the above video in English, tho most of the video is in Hindi)
Actually this is the letter from Jayprakash Narayan to Indira Gandhi.
Why we must listen to Jayaprakash Narayan on Kashmir Hindustan Times
JP pressed for justice in Kashmir continuously through the 1960s and 1970s. He did so when Nehru was prime minister, when Shastri was prime minister, when Indira Gandhi was prime minister.
‘JP’ began his talk by clearly stating that this was a dispute between ‘the government of India and the people of the state’. JP believed that Pakistan had no locus standi in Kashmir, because of its past, perfidious, actions. As he put it, ‘the real desire of the Government of Pakistan is to seize the valley. Twice they tried to capture it by force, but they failed’.
But even if one put Pakistan outside the equation, the problem remained. For, said JP in 1966, ‘perhaps there is more discontent today amongst the people of the state than at any earlier time. There is more anti-India feeling among them than before’.
How should the government react to this discontent? JP was clear that ‘it will be a suicide of the soul of India, if India tried to suppress the Kashmiri people by force’. Rather than rely on repression, what ‘the Government of India can do is go back to the 1947-53 days, that is, go back to the time when the state had acceded to India only in three subjects [i.e. Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Communications]. This would mean providing for the fullest possible autonomy’.
Back in October 1966, Jayaprakash Narayan insisted that if, in Kashmir, ‘we continue to rule by force and suppress these people and crush them or change the racial or religious character of their state by colonization, or by any other means, then I think that means politically a most obnoxious thing to do’. He continued: ‘Kashmir has cost us a great deal and it is time that every one who is a patriot in this country thought seriously about a really good solution. I have already told you what I think is a really good solution’ (i.e. fullest internal autonomy).
JP’s concern for the dignity and well-being of Kashmiris was of long-standing. Many (but not all) of his statements on the subject are contained in JP on Jammu and Kashmir, a book edited in 2005 by the late Balraj Puri, himself a scholar and democrat of conspicuous integrity.
There he remarked: ‘No matter how aggressively we affirm that Kashmir‘s accession to India is final and irrevocable the world does not accept it, the “azad Kashmir” area remains under Pakistan, the cease-fire line remains, the two armies remain facing each other, the minorities in both India and Pakistan continue to live in fear, discontent in Kashmir simmers and might have to be put down by force’.
Further from the link
‘Kashmir has distorted India’s image for the world as nothing else has done,’ said JP to the prime minister. The only way to get rid of this black mark on Indian democracy was to assure the Kashmiris ‘full internal autonomy, i.e., a return to the original terms of the accession’.
JP’s letter to Mrs Gandhi continued: ’To think that we will eventually wear down the people and force them to accept at least passively the Union is to delude ourselves. That might conceivably have happened had Kashmir not been geographically located where it is. In its present location, and with seething discontent among the people, it would never be left in peace by Pakistan.’
The prime minister wrote a brief note back, thanking JP ‘for sharing your views on Kashmir’. But no action was taken on his letter. That was not surprising, because Indira Gandhi disliked JP. However, the ruling dispensation in New Delhi now, 50 years later, professes great respect for JP, not least because of his struggle against the authoritarian regime of Indira Gandhi. Indeed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of his Cabinet colleagues have spoken feelingly of their own baptism in the ‘JP movement’.
Modi and his ministers say they admire JP. But can they, will they, listen to JP on Kashmir? The discontent in the Valley is wider and deeper now than in 1966. A major change since JP’s day is the growing influence of radical Islam in the Valley. JP would have condemned this. But he would have been even more critical of the continuing repression by the Indian State.
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