Posts Tagged ‘Washington Post’

Michael Corcoran: Just as the media lied to help us get into a war, they are now lying us out of one.

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Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.

Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):

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WaPo’s “Top Secret America” investigation is crafted to form Orwellian conclusions. The political and intellectual classes are biting the bait to reel us in.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Stephen Walt dissects a Manichean War Party meme used to brainwash and pacify the population of the West, to which Glenn Greenwald recently pointed elsewhere to show the propagandists’ play on words.

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Danny Schechter, former CNN and ABC producer, discusses how the State of Israel controls the narrative—by kidnapping all of the witness, while monopolizing the space in the media for quoted ‘officials’ (9:20):

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Norman Finkelstein comments on the State of Israel’s unlawful blockade of Gaza, leading to its Navy’s aggressive invasion of a humanitarian aid convoy (5:23):

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The U.S. Special Operation Forces continues to detain prisoners in torture centers in Afghanistan and disallowing them access to the Red Cross. Rachel Maddow’s summary at msnbc – 30 Nov 09 (1:30):

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The New York Times reports the opium-profiteering brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai is on the C.I.A. payroll.

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Looking into the derivatives crisis and major players that manufactured the economic crisis, anything short of killing the ‘Creature from Jekyll Island’ would be unjust.

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Two-thirds of the 48,000 U.S. troops in Japan occupy bases on the island of Okinawa. The Obama Administration threatens “there will be no consolidation of forces and return of land in Okinawa” if the new Japan government doesn’t compromise its demands to further scale down the occupation than the old government agreed with the Bush Administration.

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‘Westerners attending camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan despite successful U.S. strikes,’ Craig Whitlock reports as Jane Mayer reports the Obama Administration has authorized an amount of such strikes equal to the last three years of the Bush Administration. ‘Despite’?

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Current transparency compliances, technological incapabilities, lacks of enriched uranium, domestic and geopolitics prevent Iran from having a nuke, Joseph Cirincione writes at The Washington Post.

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General Stanley McChrystal proposed a “low risk” option to the White House calling for an additional 80,000 troops in Afghanistan.

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David Ignatius at The Washington Post, claims the U.S. has a “responsibility” to use its military to simply “buy some time” for Kabul’s effort to forge relations with the Taliban. What he calls “Mission Impossible” is chronicled in Dexter Filkins’ feature at The New York Times Magazine, “Stanley McChrystal’s Long War.”

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