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U.S. and Syria: Modern Imperialism and the Corruption of Language

In conducting its aggression against countries that choose to remain independent modern Imperialism led by the US is seeking to appropriate the old language of struggle.

Ziad Alzoghbi

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In the distant past colonisation was a simple and easy task for Western colonial powers.

In their pursuit of resources and markets, such powers sent their armies and navies to invade and occupy any country that might be of economic, political or military benefit to them.

They did not need to give an explanation to their own people or to the people they invaded; naked power ruled the day.

Local uprisings with crude weapons and logistics stood little chance of opposing such overwhelming aggression.  The occupiers were free to imprison, torture and kill the local opposition without embarrassment and without restraint.

The national struggle for freedom and independence from the colonial powers was invariably difficult, bloody and lasted for decades.  National leaders were obliged to speak of revolution, of freedom and democracy, of slogans no different to those of any other people around the world seeking to rid themselves of foreign oppressors.

Meanwhile the vast majority of people in the West thought their governments and their multi-purpose agencies were doing great and honourable deeds overseas to help poor countries develop and prosper.

This state of affairs continued well into the second half of the twentieth century.

In the twenty first century however the advent of the internet as a more reliable source of information has helped the vast majority of people to acquire a better understanding of what goes on around the world.

Thanks to the internet it is now much easier to see that the main stream media is no more than a public loudspeaker for Western governments and their masters the big corporations.

Journalists, reporters and editors reading or repeating the same script handed down to them from a central news factory spin lies and sinister propaganda 24/7. Indeed, such media figures have become celebrities, enjoying huge salaries in return for entertaining and brainwashing their ever shrinking audiences.

Modern Imperialism has therefore had to re-invent itself and invent a new language to serve its purposes.

But why invent a new language when you can use the same language of the people you oppress, torture and kill?

Western think-tanks have decided to steal the language of the oppressed, a linguistic manipulation that takes George Orwell’s 1984 to a new level of deception and oppression.

The US Empire demands that all nations on earth subscribe to its policies i.e. buy its arms and products and of course appoint its puppet governments. Otherwise, countries that refuse to submit will be destroyed in the name of democracy, freedom and human rights.

This has been evident in the past thirty years or so from Iraq to Yugoslavia, from Somalia, to Afghanistan, to Iraq again, and to Libya, Ukraine and Syria.

It is an Imperialist pattern that has become all too familiar to most people in the world.

Whereas direct military invasion was used in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Empire today has over the decades created and maintained numerous purportedly benign agencies with names and titles that include benevolent sounding words such as “freedom”, “democracy”, “human rights”, “civil defence”, “humanitarian aid” etc.

The list is endless but can often be found under the general umbrella of what are known as NGOs.

These agencies, together with regional and international mercenaries from around the world, who can include religious fanatics and outright criminals, have proved extremely effective in wreaking havoc in Ukraine and Syria – countries where the US did not want, at least in public, to be seen putting its own “boots on the ground”.

This Imperialist formula is well established now: It usually starts with the central news factory spinning hugely exaggerated lies about a leader to be targeted. This orchestrated campaign reverberates around the globe from news outlets in America, Europe and other satellite states.

Common human values are the distorted and highly emotive language is used to confuse people and create chaos in the targeted country.

For example: “he is a dictator” meaning he refuses to submit and be a US client; “kills his own people” means he does not use American methods to kill them; “no freedom of speech” means Western agents are not allowed to operate freely in the country; “no democracy” means the US cannot help its puppets to be elected into government.

Following the propaganda campaign mercenaries and hired saboteurs are then trained, funded and armed to start killing innocent people and commit atrocities, which are then blamed on the national leader and his government.

“Milosevic must go”, “Saddam Hussein must go”, “Gaddafi must go, “Assad must go”  means it is time to install a government dictated by the US.

Nothing could be more sickening than watching Hillary Clinton following Gaddafi’s gruesome murder declare: “we came, we saw, he died”.

In Syria today ceasefire agreements, however temporary or short, are used to re-arm and re-equip the violent extremist groups in the north of the country.

Images of suffering, death and destruction are cynically and systematically fabricated to inflame and manipulate public opinion.

Imperialism may successfully effect a different reincarnation from time to time, but its objective never changes: World domination by any means.

The Empire cannot tolerate any sovereign states outside its domain. Its well-oiled machine will use corruption, deception, assassination and ultimately regime change policies to crush them.

If the US and its allies really cared about the suffering of innocent people and their human rights – as they claim – the only logical course of action for them would be to stop funding and arming the so-called opposition in places like Syria.

The real opposition in Syria are the ones without weapons; those who believe in peaceful dialogue and who respect Syria’s sovereignty.

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EU leaders dictate Brexit terms to Theresa May (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the the Article 50 process which effectively postpones Brexit beyond the 29 March deadline.

The UK will now be offered a delay until the 22nd of May, only if MPs approve Theresa May’s withdrawal deal next week. If MPs do not approve May’s negotiated deal, then the EU will support a short delay until the 12th of April, allowing the UK extra time to get the deal passed or to “indicate a way forward”.

UK PM Theresa May said there was now a “clear choice” facing MPs, who could vote for a third time on her deal next week.

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Theresa May outlines four Brexit options, via Politico

In a letter to MPs, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May set out the four options she believes the country has in light of Thursday’s decision by EU leaders to extend the Brexit deadline beyond next Friday.

The U.K. is faced with a four-way choice, May wrote late Friday.

The government could revoke Article 50 — which May called a betrayal of the Brexit vote; leave without a deal on April 12; pass her deal in a vote next week; or, “if it appears that there is not sufficient support” for a vote on her deal in parliament next week or if it is rejected for a third time, she could ask for an extension beyond April 12.

But this would require for the U.K. taking part in European elections in May, which the prime minister said “would be wrong.”

May wrote that she’s hoping for the deal to pass, allowing the U.K. to leave the EU “in an orderly way,” adding “I still believe there is a majority in the House for that course of action.”

“I hope we can all agree that we are now at the moment of decision,” she wrote.

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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