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Scrutinised Minds - 2017-11-26 - Original post - cached version

“Chemical weapons” remain a favourite meme in Western propaganda circles to depict the Syrian government as inhumane. In late October, Reuters reported that “the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad is to blame for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-11-09 - Original post - cached version

Last week, a bombshell was dropped by former Qatari politician Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabel al-Thani, who oversaw Qatari intervention in Syria until 2013. Simultaneously occupying the post of prime minister and foreign minister during the so-called “Arab Spring,” Hamad was at the forefront of his...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-10-24 - Original post - cached version

GMOs. Scientists can, and should, keep debating the dangerousness and unpredictability of genetical interference in food production, the effects of GMOs on pesticide usage and its possible relation to cancer and other diseases. On a more fundamental level, however, the most important question is...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-10-09 - Original post - cached version

In his most recent book The true flag, veteran American journalist Stephen Kinzer chronicled what he called “the mother of all debates” in the United States, which transpired in the last years of the nineteenth century. Unlike today, America’s most prominent intellectual leaders were gripped by...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

Although 40 years in power, Muammar Gaddafi first addressed the UN General Assembly in September 2009. Reminiscent of Fidel Castro’s speech to the body in 1960, he went over the allotted time of 15 minutes and talked for over an hour and a half. He advocated for radical change in the inner...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-06-16 - Original post - cached version

“Despite the nationalisation of some American and British oil interests in 1973, the Libyan government showed no inclination towards an open confrontation with the West in the first years after the coup. Gradually, however, as Gaddafi openly voiced his support for Palestinian resistance against...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Although a number of unsubstantiated war crime allegations targeting the Libyan government turned out to be completely made-up, they were nonetheless reported upon without much scrutiny and taken serious for several months by the Western and Gulf mass media. Mounting evidence of very real war...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-03-25 - Original post - cached version

“Everyone is familiar with hard power. We know that military and economic might often get others to change their position. […] But sometimes you can get the outcomes you want without tangible threats or payoffs. The indirect way to get what you want has sometimes been called ‘the...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-02-03 - Original post - cached version

Remember Aleppo? Close to two months have now passed since the eastern part of Syria’s largest pre-war city was retaken by the government. Peace has returned to the ancient city, the jihadis and their sympathisers have been evacuated to rebel-held parts of the country, and negotiations between...

Scrutinised Minds - 2017-01-03 - Original post - cached version

“Any regime in the Arab world that is not an absolute puppet cannot be tolerated [by the powers that shouldn’t be]. And who are the nations that we target? Those that are not puppets. We don’t target those like the Saudi regime, which is the biggest human rights violator in that...

Scrutinised Minds - 2016-12-27 - Original post - cached version

 

The so-called Syrian “civil war” is not in any way, shape, or form a natural development. The US, NATO and their regional allies (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, and Israel) have played a key role in the emergence of all anti-Syrian extremist groups, including Daesh (or IS/ISIS/...

Scrutinised Minds - 2016-12-20 - Original post - cached version

“Although every war makes ample use of lies and deception, the dirty war on Syria has relied on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory.”[1]

Prof. Tim Anderson, author of The dirty war on Syria

In the previous two parts, we have exposed...

Scrutinised Minds - 2016-12-13 - Original post - cached version

NBC News interviewer: “[The first draft of history] is saying that you are a brutal dictator. You’re a man with blood on your hands. […] How do you think history will remember you?”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: “How I hope history will remember me? […] I hope history will...

Scrutinised Minds - 2016-12-06 - Original post - cached version

According to the mainstream media narrative, the Syrian people finally rose up against an oppressive Alawite dictatorship which brutally ruled Syria for four decades after similar popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt had let to the ousting of Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. Assad, however, refused...

Scrutinised Minds - 2016-11-29 - Original post - cached version

In April 2016, the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, estimated the death toll of the Syrian crisis to be as high as 400.000.[1] Most people in the West appear to be pretty confused. The major Western news outlets are telling them that all this suffering has been caused by a brutal...

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