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How the truth sets you free: my personal journey through the Pentagon’s propaganda swamp

Though rejecting the propaganda image, the US media and the Pentagon seek to impose can be traumatic, it is more moral and more rational to live in the real world than in the one created by propaganda illusions.

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To get the people of any country to act in a prescribed manner, requires specific information to be released via the mass media and Government Heads.

This information is designed to trigger emotional responses which will motivate people to act or react in a predetermined and desired way.

The reason the Pentagon employs a Psyops Department is precisely for this reason. They use clever psychological techniques to control and steer the populace to a predetermined destination.

As individuals human beings are magnificent in ways.  However in their mass they can be manipulated and steered like a herd of Wildebeest. Or at least that’s the theory.

The method the Pentagon uses is insidiously clever.  One wonders if so many people have been under such mass psychological bombardment as we are today?

The US and its allies say they are fighting a war against Terror in Syria and Iraq, and up to this point they have spent $9.3 billion in just the air campaign alone.

They say they are fighting the good fight against the radical beheading Islamic Terrorists called ISIS. Although the fight is a long and difficult one, they say they will not waver and will beat them in the end.

They head a coalition of 65 nations.

They refuse to ally themselves with Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian Army or, with the Russian Air Force who have come to Assad’s assistance because they say Assad is a criminal who is ruthlessly terrorising his own people by dropping barrel bombs on them and, they say, the Russian barbarians are helping him.

The above is the script the Pentagon Psyops Officers have written for their Western ‘Patients’.

This is the pill you have been taking every hour on the hour from every Western media outlet and from every ‘Government talking head’ you’ve bothered to watch for the past 6 years.

But a lie becomes ever harder to conceal over time and the insidious facade created over the last 6 years concerning Syria is slowly breaking down piece by piece. 

This however is very dangerous.

Why is it dangerous?   It is dangerous because,rather than being found out lying to their own citizens the perpetrators of the lie are more likely to escalate and take us all to war.

But rather than trying to foresee what the US/NATO machine might do next in Syria I want to explain what the individual experiences when they are exposed to the lies of the propaganda and starts to understand how they are being manipulated by these psychological techniques.

It is initially hard to accept the pure and logical truth when you have been swallowing the propaganda pill for some time.

At the time of discovery it is difficult to believe you have fallen for a lie and have been doing so moreover for so long.  However because you have believed the lie you now find you have to readjust and change your worldview in so many areas.  This is hard.

Simplistically, the good guys turn out to be the bad guys and the bad guys are really the good guys.

That dilemma creates many many moral and intellectual disparities for a thinking person to work through.

Some people, even after discovering the truth, find it much easier to go on accepting the lie because it fits their mental and moral paradigm which has been carefully constructed over the previous years.

Take for example an RT article which has recently appeared

A German undercover journalist enrolled as an intern at the RT Deutsch studio to spy on “Putin’s propaganda broadcaster,” but things didn’t exactly go as planned. After just two days, the man began to question the mainstream media bias – and his own worldview.”

This German journalist discovered the very “lie” that has been prescribed for us in the West. The mental collision he experienced drove him to visit a psychologist to try and work through his issues.

He eventually chose to believe the lie because it saved him the pain of having to reconstruct his worldview.  For him maybe it was easier to go on believing the lie and have others do the thinking for him?

This type of intellectual collision is similar to a religious awakening in that if a convert who accept a truth opposed to his or her previous existence has to change everything – opinions, friends,  interests  – and then admit error.

Accepting a new paradigm is very difficult since it may affect longstanding and treasured relationships with family and friends.  In the case of a journalist it may affect career prospects.

So coming to the knowledge of the truth of a situation is not an easy thing for many people.

However for some, it may come as a refreshing breeze because they never really embraced the lie in the first place. 

Let us look at the example of the promotion of the Syrian White Helmets.

Their promotional photos and videos of rescuing babies from the ‘Syrian and Russian bombed rubble’ is designed to tap empathy which triggers emotionally defined decisions however, based on incorrect information.

The Netflix documentary on The White Helmets is designed to do just this.  Emotions are triggered and the viewer has arrived at a “predetermined and prescribed decision” designed by the psychological warfare experts.

The emotional reaction leads to support for the White Helmets and directly to opposition to the Syrian and Russian offensive.

It is a natural condition to think this way after seeing human beings suffer.  However the photos and videos are mostly contrived.  The White Helmets have definitely been proven to be a construct of the US/NATO machine specifically designed to elicit precisely these very human responses.

So decisions are made based on a worldview constructed from lies.

I have experienced all of these intellectual and emotional attacks personally.

In 2014 I discovered the truth of what had actually transpired during the coup in Ukraine and the subsequent uprisings in the east of that country.

I went through all the shocks I have described. My family and friends thought I’d become a communist – such was their ignorance of the Russian Federation. They looked at me with shock and then started to defend the propaganda they’d been fed even though they knew little or nothing about Ukraine – the country that was the whole subject!  Still, I’m looked upon with suspicion.

Then, to compound matters, I was exposed to the truth of what’s really happening in Syria and, although the situation there is very complicated, I experienced a further mental cleansing.

It can be hard because the propaganda is so effective, and it can be challenging personally.  However I hunger for the truth even if understanding what’s really happening means being misunderstood and running in the opposite directions to the herd.

The truth is, that innocent people are being slaughtered and our Western governments are complicit and are facilitating these slaughters.

We have a responsibility to do whatever we can to stop the lies and to expose the guilty in any way we can.

We should explore both sides of the Syrian war and refuse to believe blanket attacks without evidence because so many accusations are being made yet no evidence is ever presented.

Guard your minds and your hearts because they are being attacked. 

You are being led away from where you would naturally choose to be if you had the information our forefathers fought for you to have.

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Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

Smiling to himself, Kolomoisky would be within his rights to think that he has never had it so good.

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It doesn’t actually matter if Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is the real power behind Volodymyr Zelensky – the president elect has to get rid of the oligarch if he is to make a break with the country’s corrupt past.

The plots, deceits and conflicts of interest in Ukrainian politics are so transparent and hyperbolic, that to say that novice politician Zelensky was a protégé of his long-time employer was not something that required months of local investigative journalism – it was just out there.

Zelensky’s comedy troupe has been on Kolomoisky’s top-rated channel for the past eight years, and his media asset spent every possible resource promoting the contender against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, a personal enemy of the tycoon, who hasn’t even risked entering Ukraine in the past months.

Similarly, the millions and the nous needed to run a presidential campaign in a country of nearly 50 million people had to come from somewhere, and Kolomoisky’s lieutenants were said to be in all key posts. The two issued half-hearted denials that one was a frontman for the other, insisting that they were business partners with a cordial working relationship, but voters had to take their word for it.

Now that the supposed scheme has paid off with Zelensky’s spectacular victory in Sunday’s run-off, Ukrainian voters are asking: what does Kolomoisky want now, and will he be allowed to run the show?

‘One-of-a-kind chancer’

Born in 1963, in a family of two Jewish engineers, Kolomoisky is the type of businessman that was once the staple of the post-Soviet public sphere, but represents a dying breed.

That is, he is not an entrepreneur in the established Western sense at all – he did not go from a Soviet bloc apartment to Lake Geneva villas by inventing a new product, or even setting up an efficient business structure in an existing field.

Rather he is an opportunist who got wealthy by skilfully reading trends as the Soviet economy opened up – selling Western-made computers in the late 1980s – and later when independent Ukraine transitioned to a market economy and Kolomoisky managed to get his hands on a large amount of privatisation vouchers that put many of the juiciest local metals and energy concerns into his hands, which he then modernised.

What he possesses is a chutzpah and unscrupulousness that is rare even among his peers. Vladimir Putin once called him a “one-of-a-kind chancer” who managed to “swindle [Chelsea owner] Roman Abramovich himself.” In the perma-chaos of Ukrainian law and politics, where all moves are always on the table, his tactical acumen has got him ahead.

Kolomoisky’s lifeblood is connections and power rather than any pure profit on the balance sheet, though no one actually knows how that would read, as the Privat Group he part-owns is reported to own over 100 businesses in dozens of Ukrainian spheres through a complex network of offshore companies and obscure intermediaries (“There is no Privat Group, it is a media confection,” the oligarch himself says, straight-faced.)

Unsurprisingly, he has been dabbling in politics for decades, particularly following the first Orange Revolution in 2004. Though the vehicles for his support have not been noted for a particular ideological consistency – in reportedly backing Viktor Yushchenko, then Yulia Tymoshenko, he was merely putting his millions on what he thought would be a winning horse.

Grasp exceeds reach

But at some point in the post-Maidan euphoria, Kolomoisky’s narcissism got the better of him, and he accepted a post as the governor of his home region of Dnepropetrovsk, in 2014.

The qualities that might have made him a tolerable rogue on TV, began to grate in a more official role. From his penchant for using the political arena to settle his business disputes, to creating his own paramilitary force by sponsoring anti-Russian battalions out of his own pocket, to his somewhat charmless habit of grilling and threatening to put in prison those less powerful than him in fits of pique (“You wait for me out here like a wife for a cheating husband,” begins a viral expletive-strewn rant against an overwhelmed Radio Free Europe reporter).

There is a temptation here for a comparison with a Donald Trump given a developing country to play with, but for all of the shenanigans, his ideological views have always been relatively straightforward. Despite his Russia-loathing patriotism, not even his fans know what Kolomoisky stands for.

The oligarch fell out with fellow billionaire Poroshenko in early 2015, following a battle over the control of a large oil transport company between the state and the governor. The following year, his Privat Bank, which at one point handled one in four financial transactions in the country was nationalized, though the government said that Kolomoisky had turned it into a mere shell by giving $5 billion of its savings to Privat Group companies.

Other significant assets were seized, the government took to London to launch a case against his international companies, and though never banished, Kolomoisky himself decided it would be safer if he spent as long as necessary jetting between his adopted homes in Switzerland and Tel Aviv, with the occasional trip to London for the foreseeable future.

But the adventurer falls – and rises again. The London case has been dropped due to lack of jurisdiction, and only last week a ruling came shockingly overturning the three-year-old nationalization of Privat Bank.

Smiling to himself, Kolomoisky would be within his rights to think that he has never had it so good.

Own man

Zelensky must disabuse him of that notion.

It doesn’t matter that they are friends. Or what handshake agreements they made beforehand. Or that he travelled to Geneva and Tel-Aviv 13 times in the past two years. Or what kompromat Kolomoisky may or may not have on him. It doesn’t matter that his head of security is the man who, for years, guarded the oligarch, and that he may quite genuinely fear for his own safety (it’s not like nothing bad has ever happened to Ukrainian presidents).

Volodymyr Zelensky is now the leader of a large country, with the backing of 13.5 million voters. It is to them that he promised a break with past bribery, graft and cronyism. Even by tolerating one man – and one who makes Poroshenko look wholesome – next to him, he discredits all of that. He will have the support of the people if he pits himself against the puppet master – no one would have elected Kolomoisky in his stead.

Whether the oligarch is told to stay away, whether Ukraine enables the financial fraud investigation into him that has been opened by the FBI, or if he is just treated to the letter of the law, all will be good enough. This is the first and main test, and millions who were prepared to accept the legal fiction of the independent candidate two months ago, will now want to see reality to match. Zelensky’s TV president protagonist in Servant of the People – also broadcast by Kolomoisky’s channel, obviously, would never have compromised like that.

What hinges on this is not just the fate of Zelensky’s presidency, but the chance for Ukraine to restore battered faith in its democracy shaken by a succession of compromised failures at the helm.

Igor Ogorodnev

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Roger Waters – The People’s Champion for Freedom

In February 2019, Waters showed his support for the Venezuelan Maduro government and continues to be totally against US regime change plans there.

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Roger Waters is one of Britain’s most successful and talented musicians and composers but more importantly is an outstanding champion for freedom in the world, beyond compare to any other artist turned political activist.

By way of background, he co-founded the rock band Pink Floyd in 1965.

A landmark turning point of his political activism occurred in 1990, when Waters staged probably the largest rock concert in history, ‘The Wall – Live in Berlin’, with an attendance of nearly half a million people.

In more recent years Waters famously narrated the 2016 documentary ‘The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States’ about the insidious influence of Zionist Israel to shape American public opinion.

Waters has been an outspoken critic of America’s Neocons and particularly Donald Trump and his policies.

In 2017, Waters condemned Trump’s plan to build a wall separating the United States and Mexico, saying that his band’s iconic famous song, ‘The Wall’ is as he put it “very relevant now with Mr. Trump and all of this talk of building walls and creating as much enmity as possible between races and religions.”

In February 2019, Waters showed his support for the Venezuelan Maduro government and continues to be totally against US regime change plans there, or any place else for that matter.

Here below is a must see recent Roger Waters interview, via satellite from New York, where he speaks brilliantly, succinctly and honestly, unlike no other celebrity, about FREEDOM and the related issues of the day.

The only other artist turned activist, but purely for human rights reasons, as she is apolitical, is the incredible Carla Ortiz.

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ISIS Says Behind Sri Lanka Bombings; Was ‘Retaliation’ For New Zealand Mosque Massacre

ISIS’s claim couldn’t be confirmed and the group has been  known to make “opportunistic” claims in the past, according to WaPo. 

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Shortly after the death toll from Sunday’s Easter bombings in Sri Lanka climbed above the 300 mark, ISIS validated the Sri Lankan government’s suspicions that a domestic jihadi organization had help from an international terror network while planning the bombings were validated when ISIS took credit for the attacks.

The claim was made via a report from ISIS’s Amaq news agency. Though the group has lost almost all of the territory that was once part of its transnational caliphate, ISIS now boasts cells across the Muslim world, including in North Africa and elsewhere. Before ISIS took credit for the attack, a Sri Lankan official revealed that Sunday’s attacks were intended as retaliation for the killing of 50 Muslims during last month’s mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

However, the Sri Lankan government didn’t offer any evidence for that claim, or the claim that Sunday’s attacks were planned by two Islamic groups (though that now appears to have been substantiated by ISIS’s claim of responsibility). The group is believed to have worked with the National Tawheed Jamaath, according to the NYT.

“The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene told the Parliament.

Meanwhile, the number of suspects arrested in connection with the attacks had increased to 40 from 24 as of Tuesday. The government had declared a national emergency that allowed it sweeping powers to interrogate and detain suspects.

On Monday, the FBI pledged to send agents to Sri Lanka and provide laboratory support for the investigation.

As the death toll in Sri Lanka climbs, the attack is cementing its position as the deadliest terror attack in the region.

  • 321 (as of now): Sri Lanka bombings, 2019
  • 257 Mumbai attacks, 1993
  • 189 Mumbai train blasts, 2006 166 Mumbai attacks, 2008
  • 151 APS/Peshawar school attack, 2014
  • 149 Mastung/Balochistan election rally attack, 2018

Meanwhile, funeral services for some of the bombing victims began on Tuesday.

Even before ISIS took credit for the attack, analysts told the Washington Post that its unprecedented violence suggested that a well-financed international organization was likely involved.

The bombings on Sunday, however, came with little precedent. Sri Lanka may have endured a ghastly civil war and suicide bombings in the past – some credit the Tamil Tigers with pioneering the tactic – but nothing of this scale. Analysts were stunned by the apparent level of coordination behind the strikes, which occurred around the same time on both sides of the country, and suggested the attacks carried the hallmarks of a more international plot.

“Sri Lanka has never seen this sort of attack – coordinated, multiple, high-casualty – ever before, even with the Tamil Tigers during the course of a brutal civil war,” Alan Keenan, a Sri Lanka expert at the International Crisis Group, told the Financial Times. “I’m not really convinced this is a Sri Lankan thing. I think the dynamics are global, not driven by some indigenous debate. It seems to me to be a different kind of ballgame.”

Hinting at possible ISIS involvement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Monday press conference that “radical Islamic terror” remained a threat even after ISIS’s defeats in Syria.

Of course, ISIS’s claim couldn’t be confirmed and the group has been  known to make “opportunistic” claims in the past, according to WaPo. The extremist group said the attacks were targeting Christians and “coalition countries” and were carried out by fighters from its organization.

Speculation that the government had advanced warning of the attacks, but failed to act amid a power struggle between the country’s president and prime minister, unnerved citizens and contributed to a brewing backlash. Following the bombings, schools and mass had been canceled until at least Monday, with masses called off “until further notice.”

 

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