Visit ArabTopics.com

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

Paul Craig Roberts

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

During the entirety of the 21st century, Israel, Washington’s only ally—as contrasted with the European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states of Washington’s empire—has continued with Washington’s support, protection, and encouragement the genocide of the Palestinian people. Essentially, all that is left of Palestine is a ghetto concentration camp known as Gaza which is routinely bombed by Israel using weapons and money supplied by Washington. When a bombing of Gaza is announced, God’s Chosen People take their lawn chairs and picnics up on a hill overlooking Gaza and applaud as the Israeli military murders women and children. This is America’s only ally.

The crimes committed by the US and Israel are horrific, but meet with little opposition. In contrast, an alleged attack in which 70 Syrians are alleged to have died sets in motion the wheels of war. It makes no sense whatsoever. Israel routinely bombs Syrian targets, killing Syrians, and the US arms and supports the “rebels” that the Obama regime sent to overthrow Assad, resulting in large numbers of dead Syrians. Why all of a sudden do 70 Syrians matter to Washington?

According to the Washington authorities, or to the presstitutes’ reports of their statements, two or three alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities were destroyed by Washington’s missile attack. Think about this for a minute. If Washington bombed or sent missiles into chemical weapons facilities, a vast cloud of lethal gas would have been released. The civilian casualties would be many times higher than the claimed 70 victims of Assad’s alleged and unsubstantiated chemical attack used as the pretext for the Trump regime’s war crime against Syria. There is no evidence whatsoever of these casualties.

Had there been casualties, Washington’s attack would obviously be a far greater crime than the chemical attack that Washington used as cover for its own crime. Yet the American presstitutes are crowing over the lesson that America has taught Syria and Russia. Apparently, the American media consists of such immoral or moronic hirelings that the presstitutes are unable to comprehend that an attack by Washington on Syrian chemical weapons plants, if such actually existed, is the equivalent of an attack on Syria with chemical weapons.

As I wrote yesterday, when I was a Wall Street Journal editor, if Washington had just announced that it had bombed the chemical weapons facilities of another country in punishment for that country’s alleged use of a chemical weapon, the Journal’s reporters were sufficiently intelligent to ask where are the victims of Washington’s chemical attack on that country? Are there thousands of dead people from the chemical gas released by Washington’s attack? Are the hospitals of the country over-filed with the injured and dying?

If a reporter had brought to us a story that was nothing but a Washington press release claiming obviously impossible happenings, we would have told him to go look again and ask the obvious questions. Today the NY Times and Washington Post put the unsubstantiated report on the front page.

Today reporters no longer have to check sources, because there is no longer journalism in America. When the Clinton regime in compliance with the Deep State that made the Clintons super-rich permitted 90% of the independent and diverse US media to be concentrated in the hands of six political companies, that was the end of journalism in America. All we have now is a propaganda ministry that lies for a living. Anyone in American journalism who tells the truth is either immediately fired or in the case of Tucker Carlson at Fox News is set upon by outside presstitutes in an effort to force Fox to replace him. I wonder how long before some woman pops up and claims Tucker Carlson sexually harassed her.

As far as I can tell, the United States is now a police state in which all information is controlled and the population is trained to believe the propaganda or be accused of lack of patriotism and consorting with terrorists and Russians.

The post Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

Source: 
Paul Craig Roberts

Dear friends of this aggregator

  • Yes, I intentionally removed Newsbud from the aggregator on Mar 22.
  • Newsbud did not block the aggregator, although their editor blocked me on twitter after a comment I made to her
  • As far as I know, the only site that blocks this aggregator is Global Research. I have no idea why!!
  • Please stop recommending Newsbud and Global Research to be added to the aggregator.

Support this site

News Sources

Source Items
John Pilger 404
The Real News 357
Scrutinised Minds 23
Need To Know News 1072
FEE 2328
Marine Le Pen 152
Francois Asselineau 25
Opassande 52
HAX on 5July 220
Henrik Alexandersson 350
Mohamed Omar 196
Professors Blog 10
Arg Blatte Talar 37
Angry Foreigner 15
Fritte Fritzson 11
Teologiska rummet 32
Filosofiska rummet 55
Vetenskapsradion Historia 98
Snedtänkt (Kalle Lind) 158
Les Crises 1350
Richard Falk 80
Ian Sinclair 64
SpinWatch 35
Counter Currents 4446
Kafila 283
Gail Malone 27
Transnational Foundation 221
Rick Falkvinge 81
The Duran 5366
Vanessa Beeley 77
Nina Kouprianova 9
MintPress 3536
Paul Craig Roberts 893
News Junkie Post 42
Nomi Prins 20
Kurt Nimmo 191
Strategic Culture 2510
Sir Ken Robinson 16
Stephan Kinsella 49
Liberty Blitzkrieg 743
Sami Bedouin 60
Consortium News 1893
21 Century Wire 2545
Burning Blogger 257
Stephen Gowans 56
David D. Friedman 120
Anarchist Standard 16
The BRICS Post 1388
Tom Dispatch 340
Levant Report 17
The Saker 2881
The Barnes Review 438
John Friend 324
Psyche Truth 146
Jonathan Cook 135
New Eastern Outlook 2691
School Sucks Project 1097
Giza Death Star 1343
Andrew Gavin Marshall 15
Red Ice Radio 545
GMWatch 1542
Robert Faurisson 125
Espionage History Archive 34
Jay's Analysis 594
Le 4ème singe 83
Jacob Cohen 184
Agora Vox 8055
Cercle Des Volontaires 399
Panamza 1356
Fairewinds 102
Project Censored 658
Spy Culture 304
Conspiracy Archive 56
Crystal Clark 11
Timothy Kelly 338
PINAC 1472
The Conscious Resistance 457
Independent Science News 63
The Anti Media 4500
Positive News 820
Brandon Martinez 30
Steven Chovanec 53
Lionel 242
The Mind renewed 198
Natural Society 2391
Yanis Varoufakis 709
Tragedy & Hope 106
Dr. Tim Ball 53
Web of Debt 117
Porkins Policy Review 300
Conspiracy Watch 174
Eva Bartlett 522
Libyan War Truth 262
DeadLine Live 1893
Kevin Ryan 60
BSNEWS 1882
Aaron Franz 160
Traces of Reality 166
Revelations Radio News 112
Dr. Bruce Levine 95
Peter B Collins 1209
Faux Capitalism 203
Dissident Voice 8742
Climate Audit 215
Donna Laframboise 281
Judith Curry 1015
Geneva Business Insider 40
Media Monarchy 1717
Syria Report 70
Human Rights Investigation 87
Intifada (Voice of Palestine) 1685
Down With Tyranny 9012
Laura Wells Solutions 15
Video Rebel's Blog 398
Revisionist Review 485
Aletho News 16118
ضد العولمة 27
Penny for your thoughts 2438
Northerntruthseeker 1861
كساريات 37
Color Revolutions and Geopolitics 27
Stop Nato 4511
AntiWar.com Blog 2435
AntiWar.com Original Content 5562
Corbett Report 1937
Stop Imperialism 491
Land Destroyer 1050
Webster Tarpley Website 807

Compiled Feeds

Public Lists

Title Visibility
Funny Public