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The Western media’s parallel world

A political and media class in the West intent on constructing its own reality finds itself in a hopeless struggle with the truth.

Vaughan Famularo

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We need to be careful as we enter into a brave new world, conspicuous by the discarded foundations that humanity toiled centuries to build.

We have callously discarded the sword of truth and justice to the annals of history and instead, have cheaply replaced them with a world ruled, by those who can scream the longest and loudest.

This new world seems to run parallel to the world we live in and the one, we are expected to comply and acquiesce.

This new world is steered and shepherded by the Mainstream Media (MSM) and, where policy is decided in the Court of Public Opinion.

It is fuelled, inspired and controlled by unelected jackals, whose only goal is subservience to their masters and, the propagation of false information, designed to grow their ever expanding bottom line.

Civil society in almost every nation of the world, embraces a general consensus; that individuals have the right to a fair trial, to face their accusers, and be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Indeed, this is the cornerstone of Law and Freedom in all of our Democracy’s.

However, this is not the standard in this parallel world. In the media’s Court of Public Opinion, no truth is needed, there is no Fifth Amendment, just a chorus of carefully scripted, loud and repetitive voices.

What is troubling and increasingly worrisome, is that this parallel world has apparently crossed the threshold of innuendo and bluster and morphed into the spirit and consciousness of our Western world leaders!

The examples are numerous and this article cannot pretend to cover them all.

However, anyone paying attention, can see the shocking displays of the US and NATO Government Ministers, abusing their position and historical relevance, by making outlandish accusations of Russian War Crimes without producing any evidence whilst hypocritically carrying out identical bombings themselves in Mosul.

Russia, Syria, Iran, and Presidents Putin and Assad, are continually vilified over and over again without any evidence ever produced to back up the accusers’ claims.

There are two basic methods in play here.

The first is the circular argument. This can best be illustrated by the MH-17 tragedy.

The downing of MH-17 was blamed on Russia within hours by US leaders without ever presenting evidence.

We were assured by John Kerry and President Obama that their satellite data was comprehensive and absolute but that data could never be released because it was “classified”.

The merry minstrels who are made up of other Western Leaders,quickly joined in the chorus of blaming Russia and vilifying Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Australia’s Prime Minister embarrassingly threatened to “Shirtfront” Putin on his upcoming visit to Brisbane.

However, when Abbott graced reality, he chose instead to shake Putin’s hand.

This example shines a light on the shameless actions of these so called Western leaders.

Their baseless claims delivered an immediate verdict of Guilty!  A verdict supported by hidden information we can never see and presented by corporately funded politicians who are proven liars.

If we ask for proof or evidence, the circular form of the argument takes shape: “we can’t, it’s classified!”

The other method used to frame a country or leader is straight out accusatory.

An example is the recent bombing of a UN Humanitarian Convoy that produced an Oscar winning performance by the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power who within hours of the bombing accused Russia without presenting a shred of evidence.

Russia, quite rightly, called for an independent UN investigation.   However by then the genie had been let out of the bottle.  If a UN investigation ever takes place – which is unlikely – it will take months, and by that time the false accusations will have gained traction and will have already been used to influence military policy.

In the case of the bombing of the humanitarian convoy all the indications in fact point to the attack having been carried out by people on the ground instead of through the falsely claimed airstrike because there was no tell-tale bomb crater typical of that left by an air to ground bomb or missile.

The only people in the vicinity of the convoy at the time of the attack and who were armed and capable of destroying it were the Al Nusra terrorists. 

Embedded with those Al Nusra terrorists are, members of the western backed White Helmets.  They are a counterfeit civil defence group who the US uses to tap the majority of their ‘on ground’ intelligence and whose allegiance is murky at best. Their leader – Raed Saleh – was actually refused entry into the US this year, apparently because he was on an FBI terrorist watch list.  Regardless, the US still funds his group to the tune of $22 million.

This odious relationship gives the US ‘political accountability’.   When their baseless accusations against Russia are eventually proven false, they can blame the White Helmets for feeding them false intelligence.

The scary reality the world now faces is how quickly these childish slurs quickly morph into apparent fact and then – before we know it – are used to shape policy.

The pattern is now predictable.  The US delivers baseless accusations against Syria or Russia or their leaders.  The same scripted rhetoric is then repeated ad nauseum like a harmonised chorus by other Western leaders.  These false claims are then echoed hourly by the media and, like a magic trick, they turn valid, accepted as fact amongst Western leaders even though no facts are ever actually forthcoming.

This is how our Western leaders now form their political and military policy, and how our military machine is being oiled, primed and aimed towards war with a nuclear powered Russia.  Yet no one ask: why?

Modern history is full of examples of these tactics. Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein both became targets after having been softened up with the vitriol dripping from the mouths of just about every Western leader of the time.  During the 1990s ad hominem attacks against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic culminated in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. 

Milosevic was continually vilified in the media and accused of genocide and of crimes against humanity.   Eventually he was arrested and tried at The Hague.  Although he died in prison he was recently found innocent of all charges.

A Sun Tzu quote reads, “The wheels of Justice grind slow but grind fine”.

However, our modern and accelerated political world is no longer restrained by something as insignificant and slow as justice.  By the time justice finds her voice the media refuses her a microphone and has already hastily moved on.

The Western media is like an Illusionist who draws the audience’s gaze to one hand whilst the other is conjuring the trick.  It is totally blind to the injustices rendered on innocent people other than those it chooses to endorse to promote its agenda.

No longer is any attention paid to those who ordered the bombing of Yugoslavia. The guilty parties have long moved on, and are now positioned out of focus of the media’s attention.

The same cognitive dissonance will appear when the facts concerning Aleppo and Syria finally come to light. No one will be interested, and the glare of attention will be focused on some new tragedy.

I often wonder whether if the Western media refuse to report an incident, did it really happen?  I say this because policy and history appear to be written by shallow incidents that either never did take place or which took place in a totally different way to how the media reports them.

The Western media and those who own and fund it have created a parallel world.  They see themselves as an elite and sovereign entity accountable to no one and bound by no rules or laws.   In reality the media are owned and coupled to the same oppressive powers that drive the hegemonic policies of the West.

The politicians who embrace this parallel world and push their agendas and deliver their policies contrary to the will of the people think they are untouchable. But history is replete with tales of how our forebears continually dealt with despots and autocrats.

Presently, people everywhere are being awakened from their slumber and they are looking for evidence of truth.  And, as hard as the media try to muddy the waters, the truth, like a spirit, will continue rise and shine and people will run to its embrace.

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Deep State insurrection defying POTUS Trump’s order to release unredacted FISA docs (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 113.

Alex Christoforou

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Deep State officials like ex-CIA chief John Brennan are in panic mode.

Deep State DOJ tool Rod Rosenstein refuses to comply with Trump’s executive order as afforded him by the US Constitution.

Establishment Democrats are all over the mainstream media channels calling the act of releasing documents criminal.

The US President wants every American citizen to see the full, unredacted version of the FISA documents used to spy on Carter Page. Trump is simply asking for full transparency, in what has become a two year, multi-million dollar witch hunt, to find collusion where there is none.

This is all you need to know about the hoax that was and is Trump-Russia collusion and the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the insurrection taking place at the US Department of Justice, as Democrats, ex-Obama officials, and DOJ directors are doing everything in their power to make sure the truth, about how the FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page was obtained, remains hidden from the eyes of the American public.

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Via Zerohedge


Despite President Trump’s Monday order for the “immediate declassification” of sensitive materials related to the Russia investigation, “without redaction,” the agencies involved are planning to do so anyway, according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are going through a methodical review and can’t offer a timeline for finishing, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive matter. –Bloomberg

Trump ordered the DOJ to release the text messages of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also ordered released are specific pages from the FBI’s FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

The DOJ and the FBI are expected to submit proposed redactions to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – which will prepare a package for Trump to sign off on.

“When the president issues such an order, it triggers a declassification review process that is conducted by various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White House counsel, to seek to ensure the safety of America’s national security interests,” a Justice Department spokesman said in a statement. “The department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the president’s order.”

The agencies are likely to cite national security concerns over revealing classified “sources and methods” pertaining to the Russia investigation – which will put them in direct conflict with Trump’s order. Trump, as president, has the power to override the agencies and declassify material on his own.

Trump’s order to release the documents comes after months of requests from GOP lawmakers, while the DOJ has repeatedly denied their requests for more transparency.

The FBI’s spy…

According to Bloomberg, the DOJ is interpreting Trump’s request to include information about the use of confidential informant (spy) Stephan Halper during the early stages of the Trump-Russia investigation. After taking in over $400,000 from the Obama Pentagon under the auspices of a research contract, Halper befriended and spied on members of the Trump campaign, including aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos.

Showdown?

Top Congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner penned a joint letter to ODNI Director Dan Coates, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding that the agencies defy President Trump.

In the letter, the lawmakers “express profound alarm” at the decision to “intervene in an ongoing law enforcement investigation that may implicate the President himself or those around him.”

“Any decision by your offices to share this material with the President or his lawyers will violate longstanding Department of Justice polices, as well as assurances you have provided to us.”

The letter then demands that the agencies brief the Gang of Eight before releasing the materials “to anyone at the White House.”

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Trump Weighs In On The Single Worst Mistake In American History

Trump hits Bush: Invading Iraq ‘the single worst decision ever made’.

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In a wide ranging interview with The Hill on Tuesday conducted in the Oval Office, President Trump was asked to give his take on the biggest mistake in American history.

Considering just how open-ended a question that is, it’s perhaps surprising that he merely went back less than a couple decades into the Bush presidency, though Trump’s base will certainly welcome it as it hearkens back to his “America First” foreign policy vision of the campaign trail.

“The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush,” the president during his interview with Hill.TV.

“Obama may have gotten them (U.S. soldiers) out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country,” he said.

Trump explained the reasoning behind this choice, and why it wasn’t something like the civil war or another defining and devastating event reaching far into American History.

“Because we spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. Now if you wanna fix a window some place they say, ‘oh gee, let’s not do it. Seven trillion, and millions of lives — you know, ‘cause I like to count both sides. Millions of lives,” the president explained.

Some scholars and humanitarian groups estimate that over one million Iraqis were killed in the US invasion and occupation of Iraq starting in 2003. A 2008 Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll, for example, found that approximately 1.03 million people had died as a result of the war.

“To me it’s the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That’s different. For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you.”

Various estimates on the Iraq war’s cost have put the total taxpayer bill as low as near $2 trillion, but none dispute that it is in the multiple trillions, and estimates will vary widely depending on if veteran care is factored into it.

The comments echo things Trump said on the campaign trail in 2016. For example during one of his first major foreign policy speeches then candidate Trump said, “I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.” And referencing the famous quote of John Quincy Adams, he said during the same speech, “The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.”

He had previously shocked pundits for being the first Republican nominee for president to trash George W. Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq, and has more recently likened it to “throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest”.

All of this is a hopeful sign considering the extremely heightened and dangerous tensions over Syria this week, and given Trump seems to have vacillated between “bringing the troops home” and getting more involved. On Monday Trump hinted that a decision on the U.S. role in Syria is coming soon.

Commenting on the over 2,000 troops now in Syria ostensibly as part of the “anti-ISIL” coalition campaign, Trump indicated this mission could end soon: “We’re very close to being finished with that job,” he said. He followed with: “And then we’re going to make a determination as to what we’re going to do.”

We consider it a hopeful and a good sign that Trump is possibly revisiting his “America First” foreign policy pledges by identifying the Iraq War as the worst mistake in US history.

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Brett Kavanaugh eleventh hour smear begins to fall apart (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 112.

Alex Christoforou

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US President Trump is urging the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh to testify and be heard.

Trump said he wants to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, noting that it would be “unfortunate” if she does not testify before a Senate committee. Trump told reporters Wednesday as he left the White House to view hurricane damage in North Carolina…

“If she doesn’t show up, that would be unfortunate.”

“If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that would be very interesting.”

From Trump’s lips to God’s ear…Blasey Ford came out to issue a statement essentially saying that she will not testify to Congress, either in an open or closed door session.

Furthermore it appears that Ford will not even allow Senate investigators to fly to California and obtain her statement from the comfort of her own home (as Senator Grassley has offered to do).

Ford is demanding an FBI investigation into an allegation with no date, time or place attached to it. 

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the dangerous game of identity politics being played by the establishment, Democrat left, and their mainstream media minions.

The premise that a four decades old accusation is all that is needed to destroy a person’s entire life, threatens to tear down the most basic foundational values adhered to from within the US Constitution, and propel the United States of America towards a fascist state where censorship, citizen surveillance, and evidence free accusations are used to keep the establishment left in power and the American population cowered in fear.

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According to Zerohedge, Democrats’ Hail Mary play to stymie the confirmation of Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh is beginning to fizzle out. As angry Dems demanded that a Monday hearing on the allegations against Kavanaugh be delayed until the FBI has a chance to investigate, turncoat Republicans (on whom the Dems had been depending for votes) instead withdrew their support and fell in line after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley declared that he would not honor Democrats’ request. Grassley revealed his intention to stand firm late Tuesday after lawyers for Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey, who is claiming that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her 35 years ago when the two were 17-year-old high school students, said their client wouldn’t be wiling to appear at Monday’s hearing.

According to the HillGrassley said Tuesday that there was “no reason” to delay the hearing now that Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly. However, while Ford’s attorneys have insisted that their client has taken a polygraph test and “deserves to be heard”, Ford has bizarrely insisted that the FBI should have an opportunity to investigate her claims before she appears before the committee in order to spare her the “trauma” of confronting her alleged assailant.

Ford’s lawyers conveyed her request in the form of a letter sent to the committee, a copy of which was obtained by CNN.

Senator Grassley said he would refuse this request as several Republicans who had appeared to be on the cusp of defecting said they wouldn’t support further delays should Ford prove unwilling to testify.

Via the Hill…

“Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don’t hear from both sides on Monday, let’s vote,” said GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), who was one of the first Republicans to call for the Judiciary Committee to hit pause on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Sunday.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) told reporters earlier Tuesday that Ford’s lack of response to the committee about testifying was “puzzling.”

And GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, who had threatened to vote against Kavanaugh if Ford wasn’t given the chance to be heard, told CNN that he expected the committee to move on if she doesn’t appear.

“I think we’ll have to move to the markup,” he told CNN. “I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard.”

Via Zerohedge…

Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegations and insisted he didn’t attend the party where the physical assault allegedly took place. Patrick Smyth, a fellow former Georgetown Prep student whom Ford alleges was also in attendance during the party issued a statement via his lawyer standing up for Kavanaugh. And in a separate letter to Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, not only does Smyth repudiate Ford’s allegations, but he adds that he doesn’t remember this party even taking place.

Of course, Feinstein – who admitted last night that she couldn’t say for certain that Ford’s story is entirely truthful – sat on Ford’s allegations for three months before referring them to the FBI and sharing them with other lawmakers (who purportedly “leaked” it to the press). President Trump on Tuesday said that he “feels sorry” for Kavanaugh, adding that he doesn’t want to “play into [Democrats] hands”, presumably by giving them more time to drag out the confirmation process.

“They should have done this a long time ago, three months ago, not now. But they did it now. So I don’t want to play into their hands,” Trump said.

Without the support of their Republican allies, Democrats will lack the votes on the committee to hold up the nomination past Monday. Though bizarrely, Kavanaugh himself hasn’t said yet whether he would or wouldn’t testify, which begs the question: If neither Kavanaugh nor Ford appear at the hearing, what exactly will lawmakers discuss?

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