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BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

How can other governments accept the US, UK, and French governments that intentionally lied about a Russian chemical attack on the Skripals and about a Syrian chemical attack on Douma, risking a third world war, and then themselves attacking Syria on the basis of a transparent lie unsupported by...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

All the handshakes, hugs and smooching between Trump and Macron this week made for cringing viewing. Not because two males were being cordial and affectionate.

No, the embarrassment stems from the French leader being such a pathetic poodle to the White House bully.

The post Macron’...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”?

The post Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

While on my recent trip to Syria I met the fabulous Pierre le Corf, who has not only helped so many children who have suffered in the conflict there, but has also opened an animal sanctuary in Aleppo. I put to Pierre while filming him that many people would ask why, amidst so much human...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Greatly concerned about these accusations and desperate to rehabilitate ourselves in the eyes of this responsible citizen - and also hopefully mitigate any punishment by OFCOM, a body we both fear and respect - Mike Raddie responded with the urgency such an indictment deserves; almost...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-26 - Original post - cached version

The truth is sometimes revealed through words, but more often through deeds. The Times and several other papers recently carried alarming stories about “Apologists for Assad” to be found in social media, in independent journalism, and even in universities. Passive consumers of corporate media...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Following the recent cruise missile strikes on Syria by USA, UK and France RT discusses fallout especially now OPCW investigation has begun.

The post RT talks to Mike Raddie appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-04-22 - Original post - cached version

In the light of history, the 14th of April 2018 will be seen as the day that everything changed. Without the missile strike on Syria, the previous actions of the criminals responsible may have gone unnoticed for longer and their activities gone unpunished. But now their supreme confidence in...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-20 - Original post - cached version

BSNews was invited for supper by Tom Duggan and his family in Damascus. Mike and Tom setup cameras for an informal chat on the balcony.

The post BSNews talks with Tom Duggan appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Here’s how a free press, one owned by a handful of corporations, uses its freedom. It simply tells you what it is good for its business interests, or more generally for the political and business environment it operates in. It’s not interested in truth or airing all sides, or even necessarily...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-19 - Original post - cached version

There’s no reason to take Western powers’ ‘motives’ in Syria at face value. ALISON BANVILLE reports from Damascus

The post Dispatches from Damascus. Part Three appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Can you imagine being invited into an English school on the spur of the moment and getting a welcome like this?

The post Dispatches from Damascus. Part Two appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-04-15 - Original post - cached version

USA, France and UK paid a collective cost of around $1.4 billion to fire their cruise missiles. It cost Syria about $1.4 million in air defence technology to defend itself against the attack. Call me a cynic but this looks awfully like a massive western money laundering operation to benefit...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

People in Ghouta, doctors in Ghouta, and Russian experts who have arrived on the scene report that there is no sign of any chemical attack. Not only did Syria not use chemical weapons against the civilians that it liberated, there was no chemical attack, not even a false flag one staged by the...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

The OPCW announced that it will dispatch a team of experts at the invitation of Syrian Arab Republic to investigate the incident. This is promising. The real question now is: Will chemical weapons inspectors arrive in Damascus before Trump's cruise missiles?

The post Wheels of war are...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-11 - Original post - cached version

For many Aboriginal people, the Commonwealth Games, previously the British Empire Games, represents the continuing legacy of settler-colonialism in this country. It is an opportunity to raise our voices on the world stage - to show how the colonial project is still alive in the lived experience...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-09 - Original post - cached version

It would be naïve to think that the chemical attack in Syria and the Skripal scandal are two separate events. They are links in the same chain. With the spy poisoning case leading nowhere, the anti-Russia campaign needs a new impetus. The alleged CW attack is a good pretext to spur the efforts...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-09 - Original post - cached version

There is much ambiguity surrounding the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, said to have taken place late Saturday, but there are a few matters that are clear: First, the reports are “unverified”, according to The Wall Street Journal [1] and British Foreign Office [2] and are unconfirmed,...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-06 - Original post - cached version

“Here at home and throughout the world people are fighting back against the forces of  wealth, privilege, and militarism – some because they have no choice, others because  they would choose no other course but the one that leads to peace and justice.” — Michael Parenti Michael Parenti is an...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-03 - Original post - cached version

The British media has been dominated of late by talk of “Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal”. Two self-appointed right-wing Jewish organisations, the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council, organised a demonstration outside parliament, attended by right-wing individuals such as Norman...

BSNEWS - 2018-04-02 - Original post - cached version

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

The post The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-04-01 - Original post - cached version

As we conclude that agents in, or allied to, the UK conducted the "Skripal Operation" as a provocation, logical conclusions follow; this is a well organised and determined plan with dangerous intent.

The post Skripals Are a Case of Implausible Deniability for the Brits appeared first on...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-28 - Original post - cached version

The supposed “anti-semitism crisis” in Britain’s Labour party is revealing an interesting paradox at the heart of modern discussions of anti-semitism. Undoubtedly there are those who intentionally exploit anti-semitism for political gain. That should be obvious if we pause to consider how much...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-27 - Original post - cached version

We don't normally do movie reviews here at BSNews. In fact, we usually concentrate exclusively on geo-politics and foreign policy, steer clear of sports and let others cover gossip and popular culture. My co-ed occasionally reveals her anthropological fascination and ultimate exasperation with...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-26 - Original post - cached version

With the US Federal Trade Commission set to broke Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and with Mark Zuckerberg facing calls to testify before the British Parliament, it would seem that as the elites begin fighting among themselves, the truth of their appalling treatment of the...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Evidence submitted by the British government in court today proves, beyond any doubt, that Boris Johnson has been point blank lying about the degree of certainty Porton Down scientists have about the Skripals being poisoned with a Russian “novichok” agent.

The post Boris Johnson A...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Anti-Russia hysteria reached parodical proportions in the 'mainstream' media in the wake of the Sergei Skripol 'novichok' incident in recent days but what this burlesque spectacle actually reveals is the toxic interdependence between the corporate state and the corporate media - the operative...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-21 - Original post - cached version

The week that has just ended was exceptionally rich in events. But no media were able to report it, because they had all deliberately masked certain of their number in order to protect the story that was being woven by their government. London had attempted to provoke a major conflict, but lost...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Today, Ghouta and tomorrow Daraa … This is not about Syria nor about the war on its soil : it is all about an open war between the axis led by United States of America, Europe and their allies in the Middle East against the axis led by Russia and its allies. It’s a war about control, influence...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-20 - Original post - cached version

On the 15th anniversary of Iraq invasion, evidence remains overwhelming that war was illegal and a "crime of aggression". Yet six Cabinet members were elevated to House of Lords, others to top international jobs. UK elite enjoys impunity for foreign wars. Far from paying any price, the British...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-20 - Original post - cached version

“The ‘American Century’ Is Over, and It Died in Syria” declared Hal Brands in Bloomberg View on March 8. Yes and thank God it is over. The house of truth fell on the American Century’s terrorist witch in Syria; all that’s left is its dangling scrawny legs – and the ruby slippers of reality that...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-16 - Original post - cached version

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-16 - Original post - cached version

As we begin the 16th year of the Iraq war, the American public must come to terms with the scale of the violence and chaos we have unleashed in Iraq. Only then may we find the political will to bring this horrific cycle of violence to an end, to replace war with diplomacy and hostility with...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

The Blighty ship of state has in the last couple of weeks looked even more like a listing vessel heading slowly towards the nearest port with a broken rudder after striking a rocky shoal.

The post HMS Blighty Shipping Water, Badly appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-03-13 - Original post - cached version

The annual speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1 to the Russian Federal Assembly, televised to the nation, contained a section on Russian military cutting edge technologies that NATO-friendly media chose to either downplay as a propaganda ploy or an election campaign stunt.

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BSNEWS - 2018-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Truth is, the military is full of Harrises, eager patriots irrevocably transformed by meaningless combat. In an overnight conversation between two who met at a demonstration (at which Harris was speaking) Authority and Expectations walks the wiretapped road to Wray's apostasy. Fourteen months he...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-12 - Original post - cached version

RT's Afshin Rattansi (Going Underground) speaks with MIT Professor and weapons expert Theodore Postol about why the media is jumping to conclusions when reporting on chemical attacks in Syria. Former US congressional candidate and founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy Norman Solomon...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-11 - Original post - cached version

The British government is talking war with Russia over a mysterious incident that is claimed to have taken place on Sunday March 4, just a few kilometres from the secrecy shrouded British biological and chemical warfare research and development facility at Porton Down in Wiltshire. I say claimed...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

He wasn’t boyfriend material He was too easy to draw into my orbit With only the gravitational pull Of my indifferent erotic ozone. I didn’t mean to do it I didn’t even direct it at him The aroma of it just hit his nostrils and he Followed its scent In a neanderthal stupour It wasn’t flattering...

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BSNEWS - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Life ain’t a major arcana It’s a flipped up board and spinning dice Life ain’t pre-written drama It’s the Universe in a grain of rice That’s wrong! It’s in ‘a grain of sand’ But it really means the same The Beauty and the Mystery Dwell not inside the brain The Great Imagination Is imagining the...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Because the corporate press is about selling products and services to billions of consumers, it is loath to discuss the claim that an authentic, incomparable bliss is located within the human heart, and can be experienced by directing some attention away from external sources of 'happiness' to...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

A relatively small portion of Putin’s speech was devoted to military matters, but it is this component that has been seized upon by the western media. That coverage has ranged from the near hysterical to the outright skeptical. Almost none of the media coverage reflected an understanding of the...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-06 - Original post - cached version

The Kurdish region of Afrin in northern Syria has become a new geopolitical pivot point in the conflict. With so many actors’ interests overlapping, whose positions will be weakened and whose solidified if hostilities escalate? With so many different agendas now converging along the borderlands...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-05 - Original post - cached version

By calling violent armed groups ‘rebels’ and ‘the opposition’, these ‘human rights’ organizations conceal their true nature. By calling the Syrian government a ‘regime’, instead of the legitimate government of Syria, representing Syria at the UN and representing the interests of the Syrian...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-03 - Original post - cached version

Something quite extraordinary has been happening on Twitter. Corporate journalists have gone into meltdown after two British media analysts – known as Media Lens – tweeted some friendly advice to idealistic youngsters contemplating a career in journalism. Twitter is a social media forum much...

BSNEWS - 2018-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Minutes of diplomatic meetings reveal unpleasant truths about the war against Syria. Translation: Hanin Elias The Lebanese daily newspaper Al Akhbar published a detailed article on US plans for Syria on February 22, 2018. The original text titled “Washington to its Allies: Let’s Split Syria”...

BSNEWS - 2018-02-28 - Original post - cached version

“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking of highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics, and railroads connecting China to Central Asia, Europe and Africa. According to Dan Slane, a former adviser in President...

BSNEWS - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Western governments, their corporate news media, and even the United Nations’ chief Antonio Guterres are once again playing a disgusting, emotive propaganda game over the Syrian war.

The post Western Lies about Lies over Syria’s East Ghouta appeared first on BSNEWS.

BSNEWS - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Long before the current fighting, western governments and Israel expressed a strong interest in overthrowing the government of Bashar Assad. In fact, their desire to be rid of Assad dates to at least the start of the “war on terror” they launched after 9/11, as I documented in my book Israel and...

BSNEWS - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

"In calm retrospect we can appreciate better the disastrous effects of the poison of
falsehood, whether officially, semiofficially, or privately manufactured. It has been
rightly said that the injection of the poison of hatred into men's minds by means of
falsehood is a greater...

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