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The ongoing U.S. media campaign against Russia has been so effective that otherwise intelligent people have been unable even to entertain the notion that they may have been totally misled by the intelligence community. The last time this happened in 2003, after a year of such propaganda ,

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/20/more-holes-in-russia-gate-narrative/

polarbear4

Reposting from subir’s thread yesterday. This kind of stuff scares me.

“We have been attacked. We are at war.”

So begins a video released today by The Committee to Investigate Russia, an organization founded by When Harry Met Sally director Rob Reiner and neoconservative senior editor of The Atlantic David Frum. The video, which stars Morgan Freeman and is rife with patriotic images of American flags, soldiers and bald eagles, continues as follows:

Thoroughly disappointed in Freeman and Reiner for being involved in this.

orlbucfan

Money talks and BS walks. Reiner ought to know better. His father (who made him) is a democrat. African-American Freeman was born and raised in MS. Not sure how his success has altered his brainwaves?

polarbear4

No kidding. The nastier tweets are suggesting age has something to do with it.

magsview

Did you see this pb? From Caitlin?

Spies, Hollywood And Neocons Team Up To Create New War Propaganda Firm

Fourth, the notion that “the free world is counting” on the US for leadership is moronic flag-waving, chest-pounding bullshit. I assure you that the free world is not counting on any such thing. The idea that America is destined to occupy a dominant role in world affairs is an integral part of neoconservative PNAC doctrine, which posits that its victory in the Cold War means history has selected the United States to hold a unique position of leadership over the rest of the world. Most US military aggression since the end of the Cold War can be seen as a nonstop global disruption campaign to prevent the rise of another rival superpower like the Soviet Union, and the neocons have been responsible for spearheading this initiative.

polarbear4

Absolutely. :O)

magsview

Maybe Reiner acting for dad’s favor?

Reminded me of the House Un-American Committee. I realize that those two ‘committees’ do not target the same group of people.

wi61

Yes Carl their is, since $Hillary would be indicted for her emails and DWS rigged the DNC against Bernie it would be exciting to see Bernie rightfully installed as president

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Photographs by Kristin and Achim Rinortner

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magsview

Something to have your morning coffee or tea with, or to wind down with at day’s end. Fifteen minutes of bear bliss.

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Reclaiming the Truth About Vietnam
Buried with the massacred victims of senseless wars. That’s were our values are kept.

So I pause in the midst of these numbers, this data, letting the words and the memories wash over me: Agent Orange, napalm, gook, My Lai. Such words link only with terrible irony to the clichés of Obama’s proclamation: solemn reverence . . . honor . . . heads held high . . . the ideals we hold dear.

The first set of words sickened a vast segment of the American public and caused the horror of “Vietnam Syndrome” to cripple and emasculate the military-industrial complex for a decade and a half. Slowly, the powers that be regrouped, redefined how we fought our wars: without widespread national sacrifice or a universal draft; and with smart bombs and even smarter public relations, ensuring that most of the American public could watch our clean, efficient wars in the comfort of their living rooms.

What was also necessary was to marginalize the anti-war voices that shut down the Vietnam War. This was accomplished politically, beginning with the surrender of the Democratic Party to its military-industrial funders in the wake of George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign. Eventually, endless war became the new normal, and blotting the shame of our “loss” in Vietnam from the historical record became a priority.

The Full Disclosure campaign is saying: no way. One aspect of this campaign is an interactive exhibit of the 1968 My Lai massacre, in which American soldiers rounded up and killed more than 500 villagers. The exhibit was created by the Chicago chapter of Vets for Peace, which hopes to raise enough money to take it on a national tour and rekindle public awareness of the reality of war.

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