Friday, March 06, 2015

The Great American Lying Machine

The Great American Lying Machine 

by Stephen Lendman

It's unprecedented in outrageous lies on Ukraine. Everything from calling US-installed Nazis democrats to phantom Russian hordes pouring across the border Wehrmacht-style.

US officials recite one Big Lie after another. Media scoundrels regurgitate them like gospel. Mindless Americans believe whoppers anyone paying minimal attention would reject. 

Wars without end persist. Millions die. Survivors suffer horrifically. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm. 

It's just a matter of time before full-scale conflict resumes. Perhaps with US combat troops involved and/or shock and awe terror-bombing. Maybe setting the entire continent ablaze.

Megalomania and delusions of grandeur define US ambitions. George Clemenceau once said "(w)ar is too important to be left to the generals." He should have added rogue politicians like Obama and neocons infesting his administration.

In his State of the Union address, Obama shamelessly accused Russia of "aggression" in Ukraine.

Earlier he said it’s "provable" that "Russian combat forces and tanks" moved into Ukraine. 

“(T)hese are the facts. They are provable. They’re not subject to dispute.” No proof whatever was presented. Not earlier. Not now. None exists.

No Russian forces operated in Ukraine at any time during months of conflict. Nor does Moscow supply rebels with weapons.

"(S)how us" proof, Sergey Lavrov repeatedly says. "Present proof" or stop making baseless accusations.

On numerous occasions, Lavrov said "no (Russian) military intervention" in Ukraine exists. His comments fall on deaf ears. Truth is conveniently buried.

Whenever she gets a chance during Security Council sessions, neocon US envoy Samantha Power rants about nonexistent "Russian aggression" in Ukraine.

"Russian troops fight alongside" rebels, she claims. Invisible ones no one can see.

Scholars recently rated John Kerry America's worst Secretary of State in the past 50 years - along with Hillary Clinton perhaps the worst two ever.

Both reflect brazen imperial arrogance. They're shameless demagogues, war criminals multiple times over, an embarrassment to legitimate governance, and indifferent to human suffering.

No just just society would tolerate their high crimes. America glorifies them. Kerry's brazen lying is notorious.

He bellows "Russian aggression" every chance he gets. He turns truth on its head accusing Putin of invading Ukraine, violating its sovereignty, and spurning international law.

"You just don't…invad(e) another country on a completely trumped up pretext," he said. The whole world knows Russia didn't invade Ukraine.

It knows since WW II alone, Washington directly or through proxies lawlessly invaded North Korea, Lebanon, Cuba, southeast Asia, Indonesia, Latin America, Somalia, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine.

It partners with Israel in all its wars of aggression. Post-9/11 alone, It's responsible for millions of death, mass destruction and appalling human suffering.

"Let there be no doubt about who is blocking the prospect of peace" in Ukraine," Kerry blustered recently.

"Russia with impunity…acted to cross (its) border at will with weapons, with personnel, with the instruments of death."

"Russia's continued aggression" is Ukraine's greatest threat, he ranted. "(W)e cannot close our eyes to (its) tanks crossing the border…"

"We cannot close our eyes to Russian fighters in unmarked uniforms…leading companies of so-called separatists in battle."

"We cannot close our eyes" to Kerry's Big Lies throughout months of conflict through current very shaky ceasefire conditions.

Deputy NATO Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow runs the organization. Jens Stoltenberg is a convenient US stooge - a front man representing Washington.

No nation threatens world peace, security and stability more than America. None works harder to resolve Ukraine's conflict diplomatically than Russia.

Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions - including illegitimate fascist governance and naked aggression on its own citizens.

Last month, Vershbow lied saying "Russia has torn up the international rule book. It has returned to a strategy of power politics."  

"It threatens not just Ukraine, but European and global security more generally…Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is not an isolated incident, but a game-changer in European security."

"Russia has used force to alter legally recognized borders and to actively subvert the government of a neighboring state."

On March 3, US General Ben Hodges urged Washington supply Kiev with more heavy weapons than already.

He ludicrously calls doing it "giv(ing) muscle to diplomacy." He lied claiming "Russia has 12,000 (troops) in eastern Ukraine."

He provided no evidence proving it. None exists. No Russian hordes operate anywhere in Ukraine.

Hodges wants Kiev heavily armed for more war. He wrongfully accused Putin of "want(ing) to destroy (NATO), not by attacking it but by splintering it."

He ludicrously added "(i)f you don't believe Russia is directly involved in Ukraine now, you'll never believe it. You don't want to believe it."

Hodges heads US Army Europe (USAREUR). He ignored Kiev's military chief Viktor Muzhenko saying Ukrainian forces "engaged in (no) combat operations against Russian regular units."

Assistant State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf was asked about Hodges' claim. Instead of answering, she asked why the question was asked.

"I am not going to be more specific," she said. She lied saying "(o)bviously (there's) a huge (Russian) presence (in Ukraine), not just of people but of weapons and other things."

"But I'm not going to give more detail on that."

"And where did you get your numbers," she was asked?

"I can check and see," she responded. "I'd refer you to the Department of Defense on their numbers that their officials put out, but I can check and see with our team."

A previous article discussed Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland's House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony.

It was beginning-to-end Big Lies. She called year ago US responsibility for violence using well-trained Nazi thugs "peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians."

She turned truth on its head about nonexistent Russian involvement claiming "Russia and its separatist puppets unleashed unspeakable violence and pillage."

"Hundreds of Russian heavy weapons and (thousands of)
 troops poured across the border, fueling the conflict," she blustered.

She ludicrously called Ukraine " a manufactured conflict controlled by the Kremlin, fueled by Russian tanks and heavy weapons; financed at Russian taxpayers’ expense and costing the lives of young Russians…"

Media scoundrels regurgitate these Big Lies like gospel. Obama lies. Joe Biden lies. Kerry lies. His assistant secretary, spokespersons, UN envoy and ambassadors lie. 

Congress lies. Virtually everyone connected to government in Washington lies.

The great American lying machine has many voices. Truth is their mortal enemy. It's buried to suppress US high crimes - to conceal its ruthless imperial agenda.

People are willfully deceived. America's maniacal drive for world hegemony risks WW III. 

Its determination to eliminate Russia and China as major rivals may make it unstoppable. Fascist extremism headquartered in Washington may end life on earth.

Its common thread is unchallenged dominance through mass slaughter, vast destruction, unspeakable human misery, and transforming people everywhere into exploited serfs getting poverty or sub-poverty wages. 

The business of America is war - cold-blooded naked aggression against weak countries easy to roll over.

Except when ordinary people rise up and resist - from North Vietnamese to Afghans to Syrians, to Donbass freedom fighters.

Anti-fascist patriots unite. Survival depends on confronting this monster and crushing it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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