Truth is the rarest commodity of all. Even sports reporting involves bribery. International relations, history books, and newspapers, simply forget it.
How do you find the truth, where do you start? You certainly don’t go to Pravda. We talk about “money in politics” turning government into a sewer.
News, universities, and all sources of knowledge are polluted by payoffs, often orchestrated as complex game theory intelligence operations, in fact, this is almost invariably the case.
Whoever pretends to be involved, even Tel Aviv’s Al Qaeda franchise, there is a real revolution in Syria. Those who state otherwise do so knowing they are lying
VT has become an international news service. Wherever we don’t have people on the ground, those with the right contacts and the ability to understand lies when they hear them, we are paralyzed. Almost everything else that we get as “corrected” or “independent” news is a blend of occasional brilliance, usually “borrowed,” followed by “dot connnecting” that is beyond silly.
I still have a few crazy people trying to tell me how Libya was plotted against, the haven for mankind, the perfect government, overthrown by Jewish bankers and NATO.
Gaddafi vacationed with the Jewish bankers, was a NATO stooge all his life and, though was killed to silence what he knew, was a brutal animal.
Every rumor, the banks, the oil deals, the NATO invasions, his African Bank, the denials of his Israeli partnership, and the thousands of mercenaries, many still being sorted out, all were proven false.
We got to get those Al Qaeda guys while we have them out in the open!!
Remember how thousands of Al Qaeda were on the ground in Libya? How many times did you read dozens of “pundits” quote that one, using the same terms?
Not one of them has been found. Where do you go to apologize to Al Qaeda, Tel Aviv or Washington? Funny thing, those who wrote so many times that the CIA ran Al Qaeda were willing to change tunes when told to.
We call that “moral flexibility.” I call it folks I don’t care to hear from anymore.
VT had people on the ground, with the rebel army, infiltrating Gaddafi’s forces and eventually hunting him down.
So, when do all those who were caught lying in broadcast and column after column apologize for their lies now that the thousands of Israeli mercenaries are caught, now that the Central Bank rumor is disproven, now that 100,000 Marines that never existed turns out to be four maintenance workers?
BP still has its oil contract, everything is, if anything, too much the same.
Everything reported by dozens of “independent journalists” was either error or, in many cases, we tracked laundered payoff money from Israel to their secret accounts.
Having a vote is nothing but a chance to fix things -That’s all
What damage did these fools and liars do? Now we face Syria and we can’t move because we are paralyzed by the Libyan liar’s brigade of hotel-bound fantasists, many of whom were on the payroll of Tel Aviv, the Neocons of Washington or the brutal Gaddafi dictatorship.
Most important of all is real freedom for the people of Egypt. They are key.
They sit next to Israel, help control Gaza, have real power and are very much the victim of international plots.
A year after Mubarak falls, so much is still at risk and real freedom is still in doubt.
As is so often the case, dislodging the rats is a job nobody is trained for and, too often, only other rats can dislodge rats.
Let me put some of the Pravda emails online, the one infecting the internet, the blend of truth and fantasy:
The west, and particularly the USA, have engineered, financed, armed, trained and encouraged civil war in the Middle East and Africa. In truth, the so-called “Arab Spring” was an Arab spring cleaning.
That is to say, time for the Empire to “clean out” those nations that won’t cooperate with their disgusting full spectrum world domination plan.
They have deliberately and with malice of forethought fomented these civil wars and “rebellions” that are destroying the tranquil, peaceful lives of men, women, and children. They pretend to have an interest in the peace and safety of the people when the opposite is true. They have no interest in seeing the violence come to an end.
This is while they continue to prop up disgusting fascist, racist, genocidal regimes such as in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, etc.
Once again, that pig-headed, big mouth flap-jaw sinister female, Susan Rice, had to get her digs in with yet another verbose dishonest statement oozing of arrogance and stupidity.
“The United States is disgusted that a couple of members of this Council continue to prevent us from fulfilling our sole purpose,” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said.
Yes, we know your purpose, Ms. Rice. To destabilize countries. To kill their people. To destroy their way of life. To take over the world and make it groan under your heels.
“For months this Council has been held hostage by a couple of members,” she said, referring to Russia and China, who she said had been “delaying and stripping bare any text to force Assad to stop his actions.”
Taking a moment here, our writer is correct about Ms. Rice. What I don’t have is a staff in Syria I have known for years and I trust. In fact, reporting from Syria is confusing to all of us.
I know Syria to be a vicious police state whose people have lived in fear for decades and that Assad minimally needs to step down and that a democratic government that serves the people needs to replace him.
I also know that doing that will draw in western intelligence agencies and that the Soviet Union, which chooses to pretend it is now “Russia,” has a vested interest in Syria. But, the writer is correct, those of the Gulf states have proven their worthlessness when they went into Bahrain.
And who, Ms. Rice, is going to stop YOU from your murderous, evil, demonic actions?
Without referring to Russia by name, she said the vetoes were “even more shameful” given that Russia has continued to sell weapons to Syria. She called the vetoes “unforgivable” and said “any further blood that flows will be on their hands.”
Yes, Ms. Rice you only want weapons in the hands of the murderers, the terrorists, and the population of Syria left defenseless.
The topper whopper of them all: Russia and China “remain steadfast in their willingness to sell out the Syrian people and shield a craven tyrant.”
Who does she think she’s kidding??
Yes, there are lessons from Libya. Was it necessary for the west, not NATO as France was the primary operator there and hasn’t been in NATO since 1959, but was it necessary for forced “regime change?”
I have my own opinions on that, opinions with foundation. Gaddafi chooses to run to Israel and his friends in Washington, the Neocons, for protection from Obama and Sarkozy.
He assumed that if he promised undying love to Israel, and promised to continue his secret WMD pact with them that Obama would back off.
Then, by going to Obama’s enemies, the Neocons, believing somehow that he was invisible, he felt he had found another ally ready to take his cash.
Little did he know of the rifts, how Obama had been betrayed by Israel and the Koch Brothers cash that tried to undermine reform in America, all with Neocon/Israel blessing.
He had stuck his head into the badger’s den and had it handed to him on a platter. He was stupid.
Sell out the Syrian people? How about them perpetrating the murders of hundreds of Syrian people and disrupting their lives, peace, and safety so that they could get an inconvenient government out of their path to world domination?
Ms. Rice is fooling no one. It’s amazing she can lie like that with a straight face. It didn’t pass without notice that while the Syrian representative to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari, spoke, she removed her earpiece to show her utter classless disrespect for the Syrian people. She wouldn’t even listen…what does that say?
All the blood that flows in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan is the direct responsibility of the United States and its overlords in Tel Aviv. Disgusting USA and Rice, are you going to STOP now? The terrorists in Syria have Israeli weapons. How does she justify that?
The funny thing, the Israelis use American weapons. Go look. America M-4 and M- 16 rifles, American jets, bombs, the rest of it. Israel makes weapons, mostly for export, and sells them. Were weapons brought into Syria, they would be chosen based on their ability to use captured ammunition, 7.62×39, and that AK-74 stuff, 5.34 caliber, not NATO 5.56.
There are hundreds of thousands of Soviet weapons in Israeli hands, they are cheap and efficient and this story we now read has the same credibility as the old tale from Kuwait of babies being taken out of incubators.
It is an embellishment.
As for Pravda’s statement that Assad represents the Syrian people, get real. Syria is a police state. I have friends who had to pay massive bribes just to move to a different apartment. It is and has been one of the nastiest places on earth.
I don’t hate Syria but I always felt horribly sorry for people who had to live under Syria’s insane police state government. We aren’t all idiots who buy the Kool-Aid of Pravda, especially after their unmasking over Libya.
Exactly who is supplying weapons to terrorists, both in Syria and Libya? The United States and its sycophant “allies.” Who is telling the so-called “opposition” not to negotiate under any circumstances? The United States.
Who is providing the Goebbels propaganda machine of lies and disinformation? The United States and its sycophant allies. The United States arms expansionist, and colonialist Israel and funds their ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
I have to decide if this was included just to put in an occasional fact or to propagandize and play to the crowd. Either way, it is truly among statements far less than true and, yes, America is untrustworthy.
As for serious and meaningful attacks on Israel, known well for its ability to orchestrate American policy, they seem strangely absent as is any mention of the strong decades-old partnership between Israel and the Soviet Union against the United States. We aren’t children and we are hardly blind.
The position of Russia and China is clearly correct, moral, and just. The vetoes by Russia and China now make it possible for the people of Syria to resolve their own issues.
The lesson of Libya was not lost on Russia and China, but was unfortunately on 13 other collaborator countries who voted, in essence, to approve of American domination and aggression.
When someone can prove the statements, that the Syrian deaths are actually films made in Qatar, prove it rather than simply say it as though it were true, I will be more than ready to listen.
Where are the Russian News Crews?
In a world where every child has an iPhone, and email or upload capability though many Arab nations are restrictive and not at all free, I still expect evidence. Thus far, no evidence of any substance, though we are dealing with a news agency with full access to all of Syria, has come forward.
If you have it, if no military action has been perpetrated against civilians in Syria and you can prove it, please do. You do not do it here and have not yet done it.
Even Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News turned out live video in Tripoli with bullets going everywhere, actual quality journalism, obviously not staged.
Why can’t Pravda send satellite TV crews through Syria, to the front lines and talk to people among those who they tell us are not rebels and have us hear, first hand, how it is all being invented?
There was nothing correct in the resolution that was clearly one-sided, totally oblivious to the reality on the ground that Syria is under siege by foreign terrorist elements, armed and agitated by the west.
Russia and China refused to become part of the problem, which is western interference and bullying.
The resolutions on Libya merely called for a no-fly zone and the west so bastardized the wording that they turned it into an excuse for regime change, bombing the living daylights out of Libya, destroying its environment, infrastructure and civilian population, totally depopulating at least two cities, the ethnic cleansing of its black population, the rape of its women, seizure of its oil, use of illegal weaponry and a ground invasion.
Thousands of foreign troops have invaded Libya. They armed one side and denied the necessities of life to the other. How balanced is that? How just and fair is that?
There are no foreign troops in Libya. You just shot yourself in the foot, making statements where several million people all failed to film one second of video or a single photograph. The nation of Stalin now attacks the nation of Hitler.
Hitler is dead but do we now have proof that Stalin is alive and well? Seemingly so it seems. How Hitlerian is that?
One can only say to Ms. Rice and her cohorts: Enough! You lose! You stink! Go to hell! Enough of your duplicitous hypocrisy and lies.
This diatribe of occasional truth mixed with propaganda and childish fantasy has moved around the world. What has it really done? It discredits those who seek the truth. Yes, we know the west has tried to undermine Assad.
We also know most of his own people would chop him to bits if they got a hold of him, same as with Gaddafi who you also defend.
We also know Assad made peace with Israel long ago, as did Mubarak and Gaddafi and Russia, who used Israel to spy on America for decades during the Cold War, a Russia that we now are increasingly finding to still be the Soviet Union of old.
Yes, America lies, Russia lies, China lies and the Gulf states are puppets with no respect for human freedom.
We also know Pravda lies.
All lies are equal, all enslaved men, attempt to use and mislead for an evil purpose, in this case, to enslave on behalf of the Soviet Regime which is alive and well in the Oligarchs and their Israeli and Neocon friends. We watch and learn.
With access none of us have endless funds, and with the ability to move anywhere in Syria, segments of the uncut film would have been nice.
Editors Note: Dear Pravda. This Syria thing has been going on for a long time. Where have you been hiding the foreign mercenaries captured in Syria for a display to the Western media…You know, the confession videos?…Jim Dean
Our mistrust goes much further than Assad and Israel and Pravda or the Americans and their puppets in the Gulf. We are all sick of lies.
New ones only make it worse. If Assad has a story to tell, I have a film crew, a passport and no fear of being shot at. Invite VT. We have the “stones” to do what is needed and the reputation. We are hated by all the right people.
We have been on the correct side every time. This is because we work from information, from truth and not for profit.
No, send me no money, no new car, I have no private charity paying me 2 million a year like others around me. We don’t have a side other than reporting the truth, something we can’t afford in Syria, something that makes me feel
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.
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