Hagel Demands Fake Elections in Thailand NOW! (not return of elected government)

by Scott Creighton

The fascist neoliberal state of the “Shining City on the Hill” loves fake elections. Loves ‘em. Real elections suck. They learned that lesson in Chile and Palestine… and Egypt and Thailand and Russia…

Fake elections provide the outward appearance of “democracy” if you don’t look too close, while simultaneously providing that all too important “stability” our “national interests” demand.

Take for example the recent ‘election” in the Ukraine which was brought about after a violent coup of U.S. state department backed neo-Nazis.

Take for example the recent “election” in Egypt, brought about by an even more brutal and violent military junta, backed by the state departments as well.

Does anyone here remember the one candidate “election” held in Yemen after popular uprising force our puppet dictator out of office? U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated the people of Yemen “on today’s successful presidential election

Heck, we threw a couple fake elections over on this side of the pond, right here in our own “homeland” not that long ago. 2000? 2004? Help America Vote Act? Diebold? Supreme Court? Fake protesters in Florida? Ring any bells?

And just look at all that “freedom” those fake elections brought us.

Well today, our glorious leaders are calling for snap “elections” in Thailand in order to bring about a “return to democracy”

Now, notice, they aren’t telling the illegal junta to step down and return the country to the hands of the previous ELECTED government. Oh no. That won’t do.

What kind of ass-backwards regime change would that be?

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New Anti-Muslim Psyop Rolling Out: “Innocence of Muslims” Is the Dumbest Yet

by Scott Creighton

“Innocence of Muslims” Psyop is About Crushing Libya’s Growing Green Revolution

“Innocence of Muslims” Psyop Fixes Underway

UPDATE 3: Ahhhhhhhhh……. check this out:

Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.

I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,” said Bacile. “America should do something to change it.” Fox News

I wonder if any of those “100 Jewish donors” happen to own stock in security systems. Isn’t Israel a big player in the international security systems market?

UPDATE 2: According to reports, Sam Bacile is in hiding. They claim he is hiding from those angry Muslims but I doubt that. After all, Clinton’s phony Muslim militias can’t get Visas to enter the United States.  More than likely he’s hiding from those “100 Jewish investors” he keeps talking about who gave him “$5 million dollars” to make that crappy 13 minute hack-job of a film student’s freshman project. My guess is, they hadn’t seen the laughable bullshit their 5 million dollars paid for which makes them look worse than the Muslims portrayed in the “film”

UPDATE: Neocon warmonger Charles Krauthammer comes right out with the hate-mongering line right off the bat. It’s funny, as he’s spewing his anti-Muslim rhetoric, claiming his undying hatred of al Qaeda (except when they are fighting on our side in Syria and Libya and Yugoslavia), he actually makes the claim that “the ultimate sacred principle of democracy is protecting embassies abroad.” Really? His version of “democracy” sounds a lot like imperialism. I thought it would have something to do with defending the constitution. But I guess I’m stuck in pre-9/11 thinking.

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Innocence of Muslims 13 minute untitled video at the end of the article…

In Egypt and Libya, protests have broken out over the last two days. Supposedly these protests are over a movie put out by a Israeli American real estate broker, Sam Bacile, who claims he took in 5 million dollars from a 100 Jewish contributors to make the “movie” Innocence of Muslims. All that has been seen of this film is a 13 minute “trailer” (who makes a 13 minute trailer that doesn’t even include the title of the film?)

What is being presented as the film that angered two nations is hacked up and dubbed over. It looks like a film school project that Bacile found and hacked up himself to show his contributors something before they sued him for wasting their money. Either that or it was dragged out and gracelessly retooled for this purpose.

Whatever it is, any real Muslim looking at this thing would simply laugh at the stupidity and the obvious propaganda of it. Hell, they might even feel sorry for the talentless hack who made it and the wannabe actors who suffered through it. They damn sure wouldn’t riot over amateur crap like this. So, who’s over there pretending to riot and why are they really doing it?

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How propagandists function: Exhibit A

by Glenn Greenwald, Salon

Jeffrey Goldberg, in the new cover story in The Atlantic, on an Israeli attack on Iran:

Israel has twice before successfully attacked and destroyed an enemy’s nuclear program. In 1981, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iraqi reactor at Osirak, halting — forever, as it turned out — Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions; and in 2007, Israeli planes destroyed a North Korean-built reactor in Syria.  An attack on Iran, then, would be unprecedented only in scope and complexity.

Good news!  Israel can successfully end a country’s nuclear program by bombing them, as proven by its 1981 attack on Iraq, which, says Goldberg, halted “forever, as it turned out — Saddam Hussein’s nuclear ambitions.”

Jeffrey Goldberg, The New Yorker, 2002, trying to convince Americans to fear Iraq:

Saddam Hussein never gave up his hope of turning Iraq into a nuclear power. After the Osirak attack, he rebuilt, redoubled his efforts, and dispersed his facilities. Those who have followed Saddam’s progress believe that no single strike today would eradicate his nuclear program.

 When it suited him back then, Goldberg made the exact opposite claim, literally, of the one he makes today.  Back then, Goldberg wouldn’t possibly claim what he claims now — that the 1981 strike permanently halted Saddam’s “nuclear ambitions” — because, back then, his goal was to scare Americans about The Threat of Saddam.  So in 2002, Goldberg warned Americans that Saddam had “redoubled” his efforts to turn Iraq into a nuclear power after the Israeli attack, i.e.that Saddam had a scarier nuclear program than ever before after the 1981 bombing raid.  But now, Goldberg has a different goal:  to convince Americans of the efficacy of bombing Iran, and thus, without batting an eye, he simply asserts the exact opposite factual premise:  that the Israelis successfully and permanently ended Saddam’s nuclear ambition back in 1981 by bombing it out of existence (and, therefore, we can do something similar now to Iran).

This is what a propagandist, by definition, does:  asserts any claim as fact in service of a concealed agenda without the slightest concern for whether it’s true. 

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Pamela Geller: ‘Hitler Inspired by Islam’

If you are like me and you like to watch “stupid” in action, take a look at Pamela Geller of Stop the Islamization of America. This is blind, abject hate; pure and simple. But what Geller is doing, is marketing a product; hate. she uses 9/11, demonizes an entire religion and she does it all, like Rudy Giuliani did, just to put money in her pockets.

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Afghan Bling! There’s gold in them thar hills!

Justin Raimondo hits the nail right on the head in his recent article about the mineral deposits “found” in Afghanistan. Yes, the recent New York Times article is propaganda but not the sort you might think.

… Afghanistan, says an internal Pentagon memo, could become “the Saudi Arabia of lithium” – a prospect that, if the Saudi kleptocracy is replicated on Afghan terrain, bodes ill for the people of that country. Given the truth of this alleged discovery – one that is by no means a new one, by the way – such an outcome certainly seems all too likely. A look [.pdf] at Afghanistan’s mining laws – coincidentally just recently formulated and passed – confirms this suspicion:

“Article 4: Ownership of Minerals

“(1) All naturally occurring Minerals and all Artificial Deposits of Minerals on surface or subsurface of the territory of Afghanistan or in its water courses (rivers and streams) are the exclusive property of the State.

“(2) Mineral operations shall be conducted in Afghanistan by the State. A Person can also carry out mining operations by obtaining a License or Authorization in accordance with the provisions of this Law.”

This is a perfect set-up for corruption. Licenses are granted by the Afghan Ministry of Mines, formerly headed up by Muhammad Ibrahim Adel, who was dumped by the Karzai regime after being accused by the US of accepting a $30 million bribe from the Chinese for a copper mining franchise. His crime, of course, was that he accepted a bribe from the wrong people: his successor won’t make the same mistake.

A crude analysis of the above-cited mining laws would characterize them as “socialist,” but this really qualifies as corporatism: government for the benefit of certain politically-connected corporations, i.e. the same sort of crony capitalism that currently characterizes the US economy. We’re exporting our system around the world…

[read the rest of Justin's article on AntiWar, here]

We will never leave Afghanistan, nor will we ever leave Iraq because the corporations that we took over those countries for are now installed and they will always need protection FROM the people.

Is the US Media Leading America into Another War?; America’s Armed Forces are “Embedded in the Media”

by Robert Bridge, Global Research

In the past, war reporters bravely followed soldiers into the jaws of war. Today, it looks like the soldiers are embedded in the media instead, simply going along for the story.

This article asks a simple question that unfortunately has no simple answer: “Where should media publications draw the line when it comes to using ‘anonymous sources’ to substantiate their news reports, especially ones that risk skewing public opinion in favor of yet another disastrous war?”

The bitter lesson that the American people thought they had learned from the War in Iraq was that it is essential to question, question and question again the information that our politicians and media organizations feed us before we jump headlong into yet another war. Never again, we shouted in practically one voice, would we allow our leaders to loll us to sleep with scare tactics as they sow the seeds for yet another costly military campaign. But that was yesterday, and the public memory is a notoriously short one. Thus, the nightmare of war is happening all over again.

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Jeremy Scahill’s True Colors Bleeding Through (or “Poo On Fire”)

by Scott Creighton

(***UPDATE*** True to my word, the pictorial I call “Ode to Liberal Fraud” is now posted at the end of this article. Years in the making (ok… about 10 minutes) and at a cost of thousands of dollars (ok… it didn’t cost anything), the final work is completed at great personal risk (ok… I got poo on my hand) … art critics, be kind… I’m so vulnerable.)

Jeremy Scahill’s role as propagandist for the “left” is becoming clearer by the day.

In a short little offering of pro-war campaign copy he cobbled together for The Nation magazine, “anti-Empire” reporter Jeremy Scahill is able to defend the use of drones, reduce the number of civilians they have killed, and help promote the falsehood about the Pakistan Taliban attacking us in New York (and therefore generate support for the Clinton/Obama desire to “surge” into Pakistan) … all in one shot, in just a few paragraphs.  Karl Rove, eat your heart out.

Now I am not saying it isn’t ham-handed and obvious propaganda, but Scahill gets the job done quickly, in few words, so he can get back to pimping his book tour or picking out his new Green Zone dwelling, where-ever that may be.

You know, I might not have been completely convinced that Scahill was a globalist’s tool until I read this little gem. But now, there is no question. And he is still a douche bag.

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