John Brennan and Osama Bin Laden: The protector and the protected? The scent of Arab money? | Non-Intervention.com

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I have kept quiet about former-CIA Director John Brennan’s ongoing, near-hysterical tirades against President Trump and the Republicans for two reasons. First, I thought that the critical response was pretty strong and coming from commentators whose words command a large audience. Second, I had my say in this space when Brennan was nominated to the post of CIA Director.

On 1 June 2018, however, I read Brennan’s OpEd in the New York Times. It is an egregious piece of propaganda and faux nostalgia. It also infused with the author’s overweening — and thoroughly baseless – sense of self-righteousness and personal heroism. Two items in the article particularly caught my eye. The first was Brennan’s claim that he is a “non-partisan”, which is true only in the sense of his own willingness to do anything for anybody who will improve his official position and, so, his financial position. The second was his claim that in the Oval Office of four past presidents he had heard the presidents “dismiss the political concerns of their advisers, saying, “I don’t care about my politics, it’s the right thing to do.’” (1)

Source: John Brennan and Osama Bin Laden: The protector and the protected? The scent of Arab money? | Non-Intervention.com

Seymour Hersh’s New Memoir Is a Fascinating, Flabbergasting Masterpiece

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AT THE BEGINNING of Seymour Hersh’s new memoir, “Reporter,” he tells a story from his first job in journalism, at the City News Bureau of Chicago.

City News stationed a reporter at Chicago’s police headquarters 24 hours a day to cover whatever incidents were radioed in. Hersh, then in his early 20s, was responsible for the late shift. One night, he writes, this happened:

Two cops called in to report that a robbery suspect had been shot trying to avoid arrest. The cops who had done the shooting were driving in to make a report. … I raced down to the basement parking lot in the hope of getting some firsthand quotes before calling in the story. The driver – white, beefy, and very Irish, like far too many Chicago cops then – obviously did not see me as he parked the car. As he climbed out, a fellow cop, who clearly had heard the same radio report I had, shouted something like, “So the guy tried to run on you?” The driver said, “Naw, I told the nigger to beat it and then I plugged him.”

Source: Seymour Hersh’s New Memoir Is a Fascinating, Flabbergasting Masterpiece

Doxxing And Journalists: They Can Dish It Out But Can’t Take It | VDARE.com

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Musk, like so many others, is frustrated about his treatment at the hands of the media. He recently mused about the idea of creating a website to track the credibility of journalists.

Journalists responded with outrage. They reacted as if they had suffered lèse majesté, as if no one was allowed to criticize journalists. They were especially angry when one journalist said the media serves as a check on powerful people and Musk responded, “Who do you think “owns” the press? Hello.”

Reporters promptly erupted and started saying Musk was being anti-Semitic. That’s on them. Elon Musk was obviously saying journalists are paid by powerful people and serve the interests of those powerful people. This is obviously true.

It’s absurd to pretend journalists speak truth to power. They speak power to truth. Much of what journalists do these days consists of attacking ordinary people with slightly unorthodox opinions and trying to destroy them.

Source: Doxxing And Journalists: They Can Dish It Out But Can’t | VDARE.com

 – Babchenko Stunt Torpedoes Western MediaLand Destroyer

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Some of the most prominent newspapers across the Western World spent much of the end of May editing or deleting humiliating headlines and articles falsely announcing the supposed death of Russian media figure Arkady Babchenko – who turned up very much alive and well shortly after the Ukrainian government claimed he was murdered by assassins.

The humiliation suffered across the Western media also stems from the fact that most articles also included preliminary accusations against Russia for the “murder” – a now familiar pattern of assigning immediate and baseless blame, evident after the 2014 downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 and the more recent Skripal affair.

Blame was not limited to the unprofessional and increasingly exposed Western media. The Ukrainian government itself would go as far as directly accusing Russia from the highest levels of political power in Kiev.

Source: Land Destroyer

Why India is ignoring US sanctions and sticking with Iran | Asia Times

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Pay very close attention to what India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said after meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier this week in New Delhi:

“Our foreign policy is not made under pressure from other countries … We recognize UN sanctions and not country-specific sanctions. We didn’t follow US sanctions on previous occasions either.”

After fellow BRICS members China and Russia, India left no margin for doubt. And there’s more; India will continue to buy oil from Iran – its third top supplier – and is willing to pay in rupees via state bank UCO, which is not exposed to the US. India bought 114% more oil from Iran during the financial year up to March 2018 than in the previous term.

Source: Why India is ignoring US sanctions and sticking with Iran | Asia Times


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