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WESTERN AND AMERICAN MEDIA ARE POTENTIAL WEAPONS FOR AMERICAN AND WESTERN DOMINANCE IN THE WORLD ORDER.
American and western media houses are true friends of their respective govts and their foreign policy goals.It is hardly free but it works as an extended hand and tentacles of American and western govts to fulfill their potent imperialist agenda across the globe.
Be it in Iraq war,Kosovo war, Ukraine or Palestinian conflict it always represented the western or amrerican viewpoint though claiming themselves independent and free.
Israel’s crime,American crimes,western crimes in Afro-Asian region has hardly found any spaces in their coverage despite vilified propaganda campaign against those countries.
These media organizations have some particular pattern though everybody knows but we can put it in the following points—–
1)The sole problem of these ,media organizations lies on it’s firm,uninterrupted and blind viewpoint about the supremacy of west and united states.They oppose any kind of different viewpoint and ignore completely others’ perspective on particular or various incidents.
2)For them America should remain the sole superpower.if other emerges then they are portrayed as threat by them.It reflects in their news projection,editorials,op-edge,expert opinions.American unilateral economic and military expansionism and muscle flexing would never be questioned by them.
3)They donot tolerate media or information competition even from other parts of the world and continuously ridicule other news organizations who donot toe to their lines.
4)Their mindset clearly signals that the west and united states have every right to say on various issues across the globe(de-facto global policemen) but nobody has any right to question American and western action.
5)Their sole intention of news coverage lies in making people hear about only their opinion but not accepting other viewpoint and that makes them definitely monolithic which ignores diversity of regions,culture and political history of the respective regions.
6)The media organizations of west and united states hardly talks about reform in security council,IMF,World bank and over all global monetary policy and order.Their sole aim remains to keep American dollar supremacy by hook or by crook.
7)They continuously and relentlessly conducts character assassination of the world leaders whose world view are different from west or the powers/persons who wanted to stand up against western military or monetary dominance.
8)Their international community only resides in USA and it’s allies though the population of those countries fail to cover even 50% of global population.
9)Due to their massive resources in terms of money and manpower they can easily propagate the western/American stand point of particular incident and continue massive information warfare by their coverage against the countries who are to some extent hostile to west and united states.Also they have the opportunity to manipulate public opinions as major social networking sites are based in united states or western capitals.
10)The western and American media organizations also fulfill the agenda of big corporate groups (morally or immorally )which have much larger lobbying capacity in the corridor of powers.
11) They are enthusiastic about imposing sanctions against hostile countries,trial of hostile leaders in international court of justice taking moral high grounds.There are various past examples.Recent is their anti-russian propaganda campaign.They seek tougher western response,sanction against Russia due to it’s so called involvement in Ukraine.But they are almost silent about American war against iraq on false accusations,abuse at Guantanamo bays,CIA prisons across the globe,Afghanistan war or abuse in various prisons.They donot have the guts to seek sanction or prosecution against American or western officials.When recently three Israeli teenagers were found dead they covered it with utter attention but when Israel started Palestinians’ slaughtering they did not give proper coverage.
12)They believe in self proclaimed prophecy which determines their attitude as if they are appointed by God! The sole nature and characteristics of western journalism mainly revolves aroud the myth that west and united states could do no wrong,even if they commit any crime it should be ignored as collateral damage or unintentional activities(directly pointing out that even if usa and west commit any crime they have the right to do so)!
So we need to be cautious about the purpose,coverage and opinion of western and American media houses.It is neither humanitarian nor free or impartial. Rather it engages in vilifying information campaign to protect American and western interests.May be they engages with potential western intelligence agencies or appoint agents as journalists.This vicious circle and paradox of so called high standard(!?) western journalism will never come yto an end as long as we cannot enter into a new multi-polar world with other parallel opinions.
EXTRA NOTE——Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are traitors in the eye of American and western media,but if someone belongs to hostile states of USA and EU then their defection to USA and west would be seen, presented, considered as an act of heroism, freedom for democracy. The mainstream media of Europe and America did not give enough coverage tp occupy wall street movement, but they enthusiastically broadcasted various movements in other parts of the world where American and western interests exist be it the Arab Spring,Ukrainian Neo-Nazi right sector movement as will of people!The western media organizations who consider themselves as free,fair,independent(!) have not spoken much about killing,deportation,harassment of Russian journalist in Ukraine by Post coup and present authorities.If it is not the sign of double standard then what?
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Flight MH17 is Trump Card in US’ Information War with Russia
by Ekaterina Blinova
Praising the ruthless military operation by Kiev against both armed rebels and unarmed civilians, American neocons have also been inciting Washington to launch wide-raging economic warfare against Russia in recent months.
Thus, unsurprisingly, when the Ukrainian government released information on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 catastrophe, the US media hastened to blame Russia for the tragedy, although no investigation had been carried out.
Immediately after the news of the tragedy had spread abroad, an unprecedented media attack on Russia began. Rod Dreher, a senior editor at The American Conservative, suddenly started threatening Russia, claiming: “If there is any Russian involvement in this crime – then Moscow must be made to pay a heavy price by the international community.”
In a pathetic manner he accentuated that if Russia had indeed supplied the Ukrainian rebels with missiles “then the blood of those innocents is on Putin’s hands.”
The New York Times described the event as if it had obtained compelling evidence of Russia’s guilt. It cited US intelligence and the Ukrainian officials, presenting an unverified recording that, as it said, could “prove” the rebels’ participation in downing the Malaysian plane.
Stressing that the aircraft was destroyed by a Russian SA-series missile, The New York Times did not clarify, however, that although such medium-range surface-to-air missile systems have been manufactured in Russia since Soviet times, both the Russian and Ukrainian armies possessed such weaponry. In this light, the media’s notion that “Mr. Putin did not specifically deny that a Russian-made weapon had felled the Malaysian jetliner” looked especially misleading and illogical. The New York Times was inclined to believe that either the Ukrainian rebels or Russian military forces conducted a fatal rocket launch, although “surveillance satellite data showed the final trajectory and impact of the missile but not its point of origin.”
International affairs journal National Interest was drawing gloomy historical parallels between the MH17 crash and the beginning of the World War I: “If the horrific downing of a Malaysian airplane over Ukraine was deliberate and carried out either from Russian territory or by separatists, then Russia and the West will move one step closer toward a confrontation that has unsettling echoes of August 1914.”
It cited US Senator John McCain who warned Russia of “profound repercussions”: “It would open the gates for us assisting, finally, giving the Ukrainians some defensive weapons [and] sanctions that would be imposed as a result of that,” noted the old hawk enthusiastically, “That would be the beginning.”
Interestingly enough, the media source did not even mention the possibility that the Ukrainian Army could as well be responsible for the catastrophe of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The verdict made by Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest’s editor, was that it was the rebels, backed by Russia’s government, who shot down the plane either “in order to exacerbate the confrontation with the West” or “by mistake.”
Those American political analysts and experts who bemoaned the US’ defeat in the information war with Russia several weeks ago, like Ilan Berman, who urged Washington to start large-scale information warfare against Moscow in “Wanted: A Real War Of Ideas With Russia,” got a unique opportunity to realize their most daring ideas, when the horrible tragedy occurred.
Was it ethical to use the deaths of hundreds to gain an advantage in the information war? The burden of moral responsibility is on those who unleashed the Russophobic campaign.
It should be noted that The Washington Times demonstrated the most balanced approach to the tragedy. In the article “Shot out of the sky: Jet downing stokes tensions between Ukraine, Russia,” Dave Boyer stressed that neither of so-called “intercepted rebels’ telephone conversations” presented by the Ukrainian intelligence had been verified as authentic. He added that the weapons the rebels were known to possess actually did not have the capacity to reach beyond 14,750 feet, while the Malaysia Airlines plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet.
Dave Boyer quoted Igor Sutyagin, a research fellow in Russian studies at the Royal United Services Institute, who pointed out that both the Ukrainian and Russian militaries have SA-17 missile systems and denied the possibility “of the transfer of that type of system from Russia [to rebels].”
After a week of attacking Russia with groundless accusations, the US security service officials had to admit that they had not got proof of “direct Russian government involvement in shooting down” the Malaysia Airlines plane. Furthermore, the unnamed US officials suggested that the MH17 airplane could have been shot down in error, adding that they could not state definitively if it was Ukrainian insurgents who launched the missile.
Embarrassingly, while Russia’s Defense Ministry presented its radar and satellite data on July 21, describing the final moments of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 before the crash, US State Department’s spokeswoman Marie Harf was referring to YouTube videos and social media posts to prove the Ukrainian rebels’ involvement in the tragedy. Alas, all the “evidences,” Marie Harf pointed, collapse upon careful scrutiny.
However, the media’s anti-Russian smear campaign has borne its first fruit: the EU is discussing the next round of sanctions; tensions between Russia and the West have increased; leading US Democratic senators called on President Barack Obama to add the Ukrainian rebel group to a US foreign terrorist organizations blacklist.
Remarkably, the American Russophobic lobby achieved these impressive results before an independent international investigation into the plane crash even started. It should be noted that methods used by Western mass media are strikingly similar to those used by savage cannibal tribes: through endless repetition of some words, savages are persuade themselves of the necessity to devour their fellow tribesman.
In mid-July, James W. Carden, former advisor to the US State Department’s US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (2011-2012), pointed to the growing interventionist hysteria that swept neocons and their “counterparts” abroad. He calls them “the Wilsonians.” The global Wilsonians are beating the war drum, comparing 2014 with 1938 when the most “demonic” authoritarian regimes were on rise, Carden notes in his article “Will Global Wilsonians Take Us to War?”
“There is, I think it fair to say, very little with which to compare the world of 2014 with that of the 1930s, which brought us the demonic Nazi regime, a lunatic Communist one, and the untold misery of millions of people even prior to the opening shots of the World War II. Yet for the Global Wilsonians it’s always 1938,” Carden emphasizes.
Carden asks if those who bolster the Cold War between Russia and the West are interested in turning this confrontation “hot.”
It seems the former US adviser is right: it is obvious that the US mass media and its prominent politicians are cynically using a public tragedy to push the West towards dangerous confrontation with Russia.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine on the border with Russia goes on. Ukrainian border guards and other military personnel seem not to be very well trained, because the shells they are firing keep straying into Russian territory. On the other hand, their “inaccuracy” could be interpreted as an attempt to do as much damage as possible to Russian border stations, which hundreds of Ukrainians are using to flee into Russia.
This appears to be an attempt to provoke Russia into striking back, in order to involve it in the conflict between Kiev and the anti-Maidan fighters. If Russia did this, the failures of Kiev and its armed forces could be blamed on Russia.
The mobilization announced in the Kherson, Nikolayev and Odessa regions is nothing more than a propagandistic gesture; Ukraine will hardly risk attacking Crimea, as this would entail a firm and adequate response. This is likely a reactive action on the part of Kiev, rather than real preparations for a war to retake Crimea. Ukraine is unable to do this. It’s true that President Poroshenko said that Crimea would eventually return into the fold of Ukraine, and the new Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey promised to “restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and even to hold “a victory parade in Ukraine’s Sevastopol.” But Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has responded by saying that he “would not advise anyone to do this.”
The Russian Defense Ministry issued a biting reply to Heletey’s arrogant but unsubstantiated statements, saying that those who had planned to hold a parade in Red Square during WWII were later marched under Soviet guard along the Garden Ring in 1944. And if Valeriy Heletey wanted to march on the same route, under escort by Russian soldiers, this could be easily arranged for him.
Russia doesn’t see Ukraine as an enemy. This perspective is simply inconceivable. Ukraine could never be Russia’s enemy. It is a fraternal state and part of Russians’ history and life. But the current Kiev government is made up of a group of people who are hostile to Russia. Still, we never conflate the pro-fascist Kiev government with the Ukrainian people.
I can’t imagine what would have to happen to provoke hostilities between Russia and Ukraine. Russia will never start a war against Ukraine, also because this would only benefit the United States. And Russia won’t play into Washington’s hands.
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WHAT WESTERN AND AMERICAN MEDIA DID NOT TELL ABOUT UKRAINIAN CRISIS
The western&American media and their govts left no stone unturned to lampoon Russia on every account of Ukrainian crisis but it intentionally hided various facts and realities about Ukrainian crisis.They played respectively to the tune of the ugly,provocative foreign policies of their govts and gave up all their journalistic attitude to give false picture to the people in western world.
The first and foremost thing they hide from people about NATO’S alleged east-ward expansion which is/was the bone of of contention between russia and the west.This has happened due to their firm faith in american exceptional-ism and western dominance which do not recognise multi-polarism,equal partnership,peaceful settlement,economic prosperity of emerging economies in Asia,Africa and Latin America.So they blindly support anything which would not disturb the post cold war global order which would give upper-hand to USA and it’s allies.So from the very dawn of cold war and in post cold war period,they have invested their intelligence and hard working to promote information war against the other nations to promote the the american and western interests and belittling and insulting others.The large shares of global information services belong to the united states and it’s western allies.They have resource,money and infra-structure which have been well used by the western media agencies.The intent is very clear-to rule the world by the use of force and threat of sanction as USA and it’s allies own 100% of world reserve currency.This has become a convenient tool to rule the world after post-colonial period starting from world war 1st.Most of the wetsern and ameican journalists,academicians and experts are complacent to that idea and they think(and make their target audience think)west and united states can do no wrong.The united states and it’s allies does not share more than 30 to 40 % of global population but control almost lions share of global resources.These govts and their corporates exert influence on the global information flow.So anyone who doubts western strategy,questions western and american unilateral interference are demonized on day to day basis in their respective media plat-forms.So russia and putin have been relentlessly vilified and criticized.
The western media and it’s american counterpart did not mention anything about western and american involvement in Ukrainian crisis.The maidan groups,Neo-Nazis,right sectors got their moral and massive information support which concealed the money and training given to the violent activists by foreign governments.The voice of the people of eastern Ukraine which is the largest part of Ukraine was systematically marginalized by the western and american media groups which instead accused russia of spreading violence and propaganda.The notion, they try to establish is that The Maidan protesters of Kiev was at the right side of the history and those who do not support them are being influenced by the russian propaganda.This tendency is dangerous because it does not give any chance to represent other’s perspective of a particular incident or event.As English is the most dominant language in the world and western world controls all the english media houses, they have used this opportunity to air their one sided view of Ukrainian incidents to tarnish Russia’s image accusing russian interference in Ukrainian affairs.
The western media deliberately ignored the legitimacy of Yunakovich and stood behind the post coup govt while Yunakovich was a legitimately and democratically elected president however good or bad he might be.Will western media support removal of western or american leader through violent protsets and impeach the head of state at gun-point as it happened in Ukraine?If the western and american media really stands for democracy it would not have supported post-Yunakovich govt till the next election.Even Mr. Porshenko who is the current president has been elected without the participation of larger population of eastern Ukraine in the presidential election held in may2014,is getting western media and governmental support though his legitimacy is also questionable.If it happened in any country who are not western and american friendly,these media-monkeys of west started to chant the words of disapproval and threat of sanction along with their govts.But as Ukraine is having an anti-russian president so nothing will be said on this account.
The civilian casualties due to military operation in eastern Ukraine and collapse of infra-structure and security have been broadly ignored by the western/american media houses as their govts decided to be blind on the use of forces against eastern Ukraine.The massive human rights violations have been deliberately ignored by western press – it clearly indicates that they are working hands in gloves with their govts and intelligence agencies to legitimize Kiev action.They supported violent pro-western protests but refused to support so called violent anti-kiev protests of east.The 40 unarmed people who were burnt alive in Donetsk did not get any importance in western reporting.
The refugee crisis evolved during the military operation has been grossly disregarded by the free(!?) press of west and usa.At first they completely denied the facts and accepted the line of state department which intentionally failed to recognize the problem in broad day-light.When they had to accept,they started to dispute the number of refugees turning the core issue of refugee problem and rehabilitation diluted.
Their energy and money solely involved and invested into anti-russian campaign and representing the russian media especially the Channel RT as propaganda machine of Kremlin.Their attitude and the attitude of pro-kiev media are same and they are silent about their own propaganda campaign.They are not able to digest the fact that Russia has equal right to present another perspective of the Ukrainian incident.
The sheer activity of western and american media is really questionable and their free-ness and fairness are in doubt.The main thing which they demonstrated in the entire event is their double-standard,double speaking and hypocrisy and unquestionable skill/efficiency to instigate hatred and distrust between nations.