The nature of political communication, positively referred to as the
"art of persuasion" or negatively as "propaganda", has transmuted over
the course of the two World Wars. The British (Lord Baeverbrook and
Lord Northcliffe) were pioneers in creating a Ministry of Information,
elevating deception to the rank of military strategy. Their example
was followed first by the United States and subsequently by Germany
(Goebbels) and the USSR (Tchakotine).
In principle, what was permitted in the throes of war was not tolerated in time of peace. But the in-between status of the Cold War was exploited by the two blocks to develop competing propaganda systems in their respective areas of influence. In the 1970s, the Non-Aligned Movement attempted to restore freedom of information by challenging the monopolistic stranglehold of the press agencies. Their defiance was nipped in the bud when the United States and the United Kigdom pulled out of UNESCO.
At the end of the 80’s, with the USSR on the wane, the United States spread their media hegemony on a global scale. They introduced a new model of consumption: round-the-clock televised news and information imbued with their self-serving contents. The fast broadcasting pace allowed them to circumvent any verification by journalists and thus impose their own narrative of events.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the Anglo-American governments set up common tools of "global communication" aiming to coalesce news commentary with an emotional charge and mass conditioning gambits. An example of this occurred on the occasion of the year 2000, with the fear-mongering announcement by the White House of a gigantic computer bug.
The hoax was tagged with various stories about its foreseeable consequences together with useful safeguard tips. The stage setting, which was conveniently backed by a temporary United Nations agency by the name of International Y2K Cooperation Center (IY2KCC), allowed the United States to sell 200 billion dollars worth of software equipment, turning Bill Gates into the richest man on earth.
On 20 November 2013, President Vladimir Poutine received a delegation of the opposition political parties not represented in Parliament. Discussions centered on the respect for human rights in Russia.
Alexei Navalny was not invited to the Kremlin, his party not being legally registered.
During the meeting, the opposition leaders broached the issue of the recent law banning gay propaganda. The president answered that : ’’All that we have done, both at the executive and legislative levels, is (...)
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British Broadcasting Corporation, a beacon of international journalism, has proposed us this week two exemplary masterpieces on how to discredit legitimate public queries on high-profile issues.
Richard Galpin, a BBC World Affairs correspondent who warns on his Twitter that “views expressed are mine, not BBC’s” abused this brand by releasing an article “Mother Agnes: Syria’s ‘detective’ nun who says gas attack film faked“ .
He insists that he interviewed Mother Agnes-Mariam de la Croix, the (...)
Macedonian television broadcasted, on September 27th, a show of two and a half hours with Thierry Meyssan, The Milenko Nedelkovski Late Night Show. The president of the Voltaire Network expounded the events that have occurred in the Middle East for the past two years, distinguishing between the military operations planned by the Pentagon since 2001 (Libya and Syria) and the colour revolutions provoked and mismanaged by the State Department (Tunisia and Egypt).
He explained the sophisticated (...)
The Institute, presided by Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross, has listed the first videos of the massacre of Ghouta, and was able to ascertain the encoded hours of the videos as well as the time of posting on internet. The closer study of this material enables us to point out incoherences and manipulations :
Ghouta is has been depopulated or some time now. The only people that are left are those who support the ’’rebels’’ and some elderly people who weren’t able to flee. The supporters of the (...)
The Obama administration originally counted 1 429 victims of the chemical attack in Ghouta, on August 21st 2013, while the French government had only counted 281 .
According to Reuters, the official US number could include not only gas victims, but also classic bombing and other death type victims .
The agency concludes, by citing Paul Pillar, the former head of US intelligence in the Near-East. According to him, the Obama administration made a mistake by giving a too exact number, (...)
Thierry Meyssan analyses the contradictions and incoherences made by the US, British and French secret services about the so-called chemical massacre of Ghouta.
Thierry Meyssan : The Western secret services are 100% sure of things that aren’t logical :
1. They think that combat gases can make the difference between men and women.
2. They observed while the concoction of combat gas was being made, but did not intervene to avoid it’s usage. On the other hand, they stepped (...)
You liked the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the Vietnam War, the Kuwaiti incubators and the first Gulf War, the Racak massacre and the war in Kosovo, Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and the second Gulf War and the threats to Benghazi and the Libyan war? You will just love the gassing of civilians in Ghouta and the bombing of Syria.
Following the broadcasting of the images of the massacre in Ghouta, distributed by the Free Syrian Army and relayed by US and French services, Alawite families from Latakia have filed a complaint for murder.
Some of these videos were filmed and posted on Youtube before the events they picture .
They show children suffocating from a chemical intoxication that can’t possibly be sarin gas (the latter provokes yellow drool, not white drool).
The children do not correspond to a sample of (...)
A photo taken by Marco di Lauro/AP in Iraq in 2003 was presented by US State Secretary Kerry on August 30, 2013 as evidence of "Assad’s chemical attack."
The situation in Syria is still in focus of the world media. Another U.S.-led “humanitarian intervention” may be unleashed soon. The Pentagon announced that it is ready to attack Syria in order to punish Bashar al-Assad and Syrian army for the alleged use of chemical weapons against the civilians.
Meanwhile, the new evidence of the U.S. (...)
A controversy surfaced regarding the doubts expressed by Russian diplomacy regarding the dates of the videos of the slaughter committed in Damascus, on August 21st 2013 . We had noticed that the videos, posted on Majles Rif’s account, were dated August 20th .
In an ’’attempt to clarify’’, the author of the account indicated that these videos were posted at 05h00 Universal Time, in other words 07h00 am in Damascus. Knowing that there is a time difference of 9 hours with California, the (...)
The US Defence Minister Chuck Hagel, the Secretary of State John Kerry, the National Security counsellor Susan Rice and the National Intelligence director James Clapper, held a closed meeting regarding Syria with leaders of Congres, on Thursday August 2013.
According to representative Elliot Engel, who is the Democratic minority leader on the Foreign Affairs Commission, the Obama administration confirmed the interception of a Syrian government communication attesting to it’s responsibility (...)
According to the website magazine Foreign Policy dated August 28th 2013, the NSA would have intercepted communications between the chief of the Syrian chemical weapons unit and a high ranked official from the Syrian Department of defence. The latter was in panic after the chemical attack that costed the lives of 1 429 people .
This information, widely broadcasted by the Atlantic press, contributed to increase the conviction of the western states of Syria’s guilt.
However, the source of (...)
According to the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian authorities have bombarded the ghoutta, a suburb of Damascus, with sarin gas, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, resulting in a total of 1700 deaths. This announcement was immediately commented on by German, British and French authorities who have called an emergency meeting of the Security Council so that UN observers can be allowed to investigate. All of this information is taken over by the Atlanticist media as a certainty, the conditional being (...)
Father Paolo Dall’Oglio (s.j.) has indeed been executed by his ’’brothers’’ of the Islamic State in Iraq and in the Levant, three days ago, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), a branch of the Muslim Brothers, based in London under MI6 protection.
Face of the ’’Syrian Revolution’’, of which he had become the mediator with the international media, the italian jesuit was despised by the syrian christians who blamed him for behaving like a western missionary and for having (...)
The United States and its British and French allies, have launched a warning: by the end of August, the Al-Qaeda international terrorist network could attack many of their embassies around the world. It is a certainty acquired by the NSA intercepting a phone call by Ayman al-Zawahiri. Immediately, exceptional security measures were taken and some embassies were closed ... for the weekend. Why the hubbub?, asks Manlio Dinucci.
After Pope Francis the First, it’s the turn of Italian Foreign Affaires Minister Emma Bonino to express her concern for the life of the Italian priest Dall’Oglio, held by the Syrian ’’revolutionaries’’ since July 29th 2013.
The Jesuit—who moved about twenty years ago to Syria, where he restored the Saint-Moïse-l’Abyssin monastery (« Mar Moussa »)—became an icon of the ’’revolution’’ and one of it’s major international propagandists.
Following the non-renewal of his residence permit, he first obtained the (...)
EU foreign ministers, gathered in Bruxelles on July 22nd 2013, have included the Hezbollah’s military branch on the European list of terrorist organization.
The registration is supposed to sanction one or many of the terrorist actions that have been committed on the Union’s soil. Despite the denials of the organization, the Counsel argued that is was the case regarding the assault that took place in Burgas (Bulgaria), on July 18th 2012, against an Israeli bus. At the time, Boïko Borissov’s (...)
By designating the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, the EU expressed its misunderstanding of the Lebanese resistance, which is not and will not become a political party, although it participates in Lebanese politics. Brussels expressed its allegiance to the Anglo-Saxon bloc (including Israel) at the expense of its own principles.
Rozana Radio kicked off its broadcasts to Syria, 27 June 2013, from Paris.
The radio is funded by Denmark, acting on NATO’s behalf (the current NATO Secretary General was Minister of State in Denmark). It is he who directly pays the radio station employees.
The aforementioned persons were trained by Canal France International, a subsidiary of France Télévisions which is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The radio started out with cautiously-selected programs, whose tone (...)
NetCom (Army Network Enterprise Technology Command) admitted to the Monterey Herald that it was barring GI’s, in the United States and in 22 other countries, from accessing information relating to the NSA scandal. This censorship includes the online articles published by the British daily The Guardian as well as those of major U.S. newspapers.
According to the NetCom spokesman, such censorship is carried out "as a matter of routine," the military authorities being in the habit of (...)
Contrary to the claims of Antonis Samaras’ government, in 2012 Greece’s state broadcaster ERT boasted assets worth € 40.9 million.
Therefore, the financial argument given by the authorities to justify the corporation’s closure doesn’t hang together. The TV was closed on orders from the IMF for purely political reasons.
The State Council will decide today on the merits of the television and radio shutdown with regard to the harm inflicted on the employees and the Greek nation.
In the meantime, (...)
Did Syria or did she not use sarin gas against her armed opposition? After haunting newspaper columns, the question found a positive answer in Paris, London and Washington. The red line has apparently been crossed. War may therefore be imminent. In reality, this media game comes too late. In terms of international law, Syria is not a signatory to the chemical weapons Convention and may use them freely. Moreover, inventing that Damascus has used weapons of mass destruction is a perfectly futile ploy, considering that the war is nearing an end.
The Turkish authorities, controlled by the Erdogan government, inflicted heavy fines on four television channels (Halk TV, Ulusal TV, Cem TV and EM TV) for live streaming police repression at Taksim Square.
According to the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the images showing riot police dispersing protestors "harm the physical, moral and mental development of children and (...)
In compliance with the requirements of the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government made the decision to shut down a public broadcasting group comprising 19 regional channels, four national channels—one of which broadcasts abroad—, six radio stations, a TV guide magazine, websites and the national audiovisual archives in their entirety.
At midnight on Tuesday, 11 June 2013, state channels suspended their transmissions and 2950 employees were left jobless.
This constitutes an (...)
Journalists who visited Al-Qusayr in the wake of its liberation by the Syrian Arab Army have noted the absence of civilians.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the UK-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, "informed" by MI6) stated that the "sons of Qusayr" were defending the city against the loyalist army. The SOHR gave an imaginary number of civilian casualties enabling the NATO and GCC press to cry foul.
Quite the contrary, the Syrian Arab (...)
In the course of its investigation into the Reyhanlı bombings (11 May 2013), the Turkish police conducted on Monday, 27 May 2013, a series of raids on the homes of Al-Nusra Front militants in Adana and Mersin. 12 suspects were arrested.
2 kg of sarin gas were found.
The Al-Nusra Front is the Levantine branch of Al-Qaida. The militants were preparing to use the sarin gas inside both Turkey and Syria. Sarin gas is a chemical weapon banned by the United Nations in 1991.
This discovery comes (...)
Zurichois lawyer Matthias Erne responds to the controversy that swirled around the views expressed by a celebrated military journalist, Peter Forster. The latter openly took issue with the Federal Council’s questioning of Swiss neutrality. Can a journalist working for the state express a personal opinion against the government that employs him? And on whose initiative can Switzerland’s neutrality be called into question: the Federal Council’s or that of the Swiss people?
After denying the reports coming out from the Val de Grâce Hospital (Paris), on 28 April 2013 the Qatari Al-Jazeera channel announced the death of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the age of 76.
The channel has been endeavoring to foment an "Arab Spring" in Algeria since the fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya.
On 28 April, President Bouteflika was readmitted to the Paris hospital, following a transient ischemic attack (...)
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