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Human Rights Watch Charges Russia But Not America with War-Censorship

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Eric Zuesse

On February 28th, Human Rights Watch (HRW) headlined “With War, Censorship Reaches New Heights”, and reported only against this censorship as practiced in Russia, as-if it were not also being done in America. The only even just mention (far less discussion) of “its being practiced in America” was in the second — the subordinate — clause of their sentence “Roskomnadzor announced that it would partially restrict access to Facebook in Russia, in retaliation for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, blocking four Russian state media accounts.” In other words: only implicitly — not at all explicitly — did HRW so much as even acknowledge — in that thousand-word-long article — that Russia’s Government was acting in response to the (CIA-affiliated) U.S. company Meta’s “blocking four Russian state media accounts,” or to any of the many other U.S.-Government anti-Russia censorship operations. Furthermore, any keen reader of that lone sentence would also immediately recognize that for (the CIA-front firm) Meta to have been “blocking four Russian state media accounts” was more severe censorship than was for the Russian Government to have been “partially restrict[ing] access to Facebook in Russia” — in other words: Russia’s response was actually milder than was the censorship that it was responding to. However, any regular fool who would be reading HRW’s propaganda-piece would come away from it thinking that Russia is a dictatorship, and that America is not. (America certainly IS.)

Actually, the U.S. Government routinely does censor out most of the important facts — eliminates such facts virtually altogether, from its media’s international ‘news’-reporting, as it did, for example, regarding “Saddam’s WMD” in preparation for the subsequent American invasion, conquest, and occupation of Iraq; and such as it did regarding America’s bloody coup, conquest, and continuing control over Ukraine, by means of the coup-operation that U.S. President Barack Obama started planning in 2011, and successfully carried-out during February 2014 in Kiev Ukraine — and which bloody coup all of America’s CIA-controlled ‘news’-media reported as-if it had been instead a “democratic revolution” there. (It was anything but  that.)

HRW itself had been started in 1978, with backing from mainly American billionaires, and was founded by Robert L. Bernstein and Aryeh Neier in New York City. Its real mission was to condemn the Soviet Union’s violations of human rights, but when the Soviet Union dissolved and ended its communism in 1991, HRW continued on as being a propaganda-organization against Russia and countries that aren’t hostile to Russia. It became especially heavily financed by the virulently anti-Russian U.S. billionaire George Soros and by many other neoconservative Democratic Party financial backers and their ‘charitable’ foundations. Julian Assange’s article, “Google Is Not What It Seems” includes an extensive passage about HRW, working in 2011, helping Google, in conjunction with Hillary Clinton’s U.S. State Department, to prepare the overthrow and replacement of Ukraine’s democratically elected President, so as to put into place on Russia’s doorstep, a rabidly anti-Russian regime there, which would then be followed by that new Ukrainian regime’s ethnically cleansing its Donbass region, which had voted 90% for that President whom Obama had overthrown, so as to get rid of those voters, in order to enable Ukraine in the future to elect rabidly anti-Russian leaders, and thereby to be a ‘democratic’ country that hates Russians and that just happens to be under a 7-minute flight-time for U.S. missiles which would be launched from there to hit Moscow.

For some reason, many people have noticed recently that whenever they are trying to obtain news from any of the relatively few sites that report favorably about Russia’s international policies, they get a supposed warning such as “Checking your browser before accessing [the given site]. This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds…” and that wait turns out to be interminable. Another con that they use is “This page is not available on the web because of server error.” Another is “This web property is not accessible via this address.” Always, the message is coming from some private contractor, not from the U.S. Government directly, and the contractor is a provider of “DDoS protection” — it “secures websites, applications, and entire networks while ensuring the performance of legitimate traffic is not compromised.” But, actually, these denial-of-service messages have skyrocketed just now after the U.S. regime responded to the Russian Government’s response to the U.S. Government’s having finally decided to do a blitz-invasion of its former Donbass region. Russia’s Government finally decided that if it wouldn’t immediately invade Ukraine, but would instead wait for Ukraine’s blitz-invasion of Donbass, then tens of thousands of Donbass residents would be slaughtered before Russia would be able to overcome and to halt that invasion; so, Russia suddenly reversed its Plan A, and immediately proceeded into its Plan B — an invasion of Ukraine itself. And that’s why the U.S. regime has stepped up from what it had been doing, such as this and this, to a broadscale close-down of sites that contradict U.S. propaganda.

Human Rights Watch (like so many others of its type) is a U.S.-and-allied-billionaires-funded propaganda organization to ‘justify’ U.S.-and-allied wars against their targeted countries. It is connected to the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird — their ‘news’-management operation, which is more sophisticated than in any other dictatorship, past or present.

Though this article is entirely history, it is also news in the U.S.-and-allied countries, because none of this history has been widely reported here. Consequently, this article includes links in order for readers who haven’t known any of this, to be able to see what the source-documents, and sources-videos, the evidence, for it are. This article is being submitted to all U.S.-and-allied media, in order finally to enable the residents in America and allied countries to learn this history, so as never to repeat it yet again.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse’s next book (soon to be published) will be AMERICA’S EMPIRE OF EVIL: Hitler’s Posthumous Victory, and Why the Social Sciences Need to Change. It’s about how America took over the world after World War II in order to enslave it to U.S.-and-allied billionaires. Their cartels extract the world’s wealth by control of not only their ‘news’ media but the social ‘sciences’ — duping the public.

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The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this site. This site does not give financial, investment or medical advice.

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InnerCynic
InnerCynic
February 28, 2022

Another propaganda organ masquerading as humanitarian. As if!

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March 1, 2022

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Helga Fellay
Helga Fellay
Reply to  InnerCynic
March 2, 2022

It’s been known for many years that Human Rights Watch, like so many of the US/Soros funded NGOs, goes by a name which implies it is in favor of human rights, while it is fully engaged on its mission to destroy human rights in all the nations in which they are active. Ask anyone in the many Latin American countries in which the US has interfered with its regime change coups.

Helga Fellay
Helga Fellay
Reply to  Helga Fellay
March 2, 2022

Just remembered more on this topic. Among these NGOs figure high profile human rights organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights and Avaaz along with environmental organizations from 350.org and the World Resource Institute to Global Witness and Greenpeace. An increasing interrelationship has developed between corporate NGO funding and the exploitation of people’s general willingness to volunteer for and support apparently good causes. Symbolic of this is the way World Economic Forum attendees like Kumi Naidoo move readily between top management from one NGO to another, in Naidoo’s case from Greenpeace to Amnesty International.… Read more »

Orion
Orion
February 28, 2022

Excellent article. If only the sheeple would wake up.

David Bowlas
David Bowlas
Reply to  Orion
March 1, 2022

I can’t count the number of people who I thought of as friends, have come up to me, almost frothing at the mouth saying ”we should bomb Putin” when I say Putin is the only person trying to stop another world war. They look deranged and walk away. Never heard from them since and I am so relieved because why would I want idiots as friends.

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  David Bowlas
March 3, 2022

Obviously, they are NOT friends. Amazes me, that they would deny you, your opinion, which I understand, in a democracy, everyone is supposed to be free to voice.

Hazza
Hazza
March 1, 2022
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Yep Eric, censorship is spreading. Press TV (Iranian site) used to be accessible, now it comes with a sign from FBI saying “this site has been seized”. Whatever happened to free speech?

David Bowlas
David Bowlas
March 1, 2022

Human Rights Watch??????? They are as useful as an ashtray on a motor bike, but in real life an ashtray has a function when sat on a table. But HRW has strings attached -like a puppet.

John Doran
John Doran
March 1, 2022

Truly excellent reporting to cap a momentous week in politics!
Globalism got a punch in the face in Syria 2015.
This week it got a stake in the heart in Ukraine.
There’s some tidying up to be done of Jihadis & similar Nazstys,
but long live Putin & Xi’s Belt & Road.

Eddy
Eddy
March 3, 2022

I’ll believe the organisation that calls itself Human Rights Watch is genuine, when it prosecutes the American, and other complicit nations for the Human rights Crimes that they have committed over the last SEVENTY YEARS. This organisation has not a shred of creditability, and does not, in any way, shape or form, represent Human Rights anywhere, until those criminals have been brought to justice. Does anyone, anywhere on this planet think that will ever happen ??????????

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