Thursday, May 19, 2016

Obsessive NYT Anti-Putin Propaganda

Obsessive NYT Anti-Putin Propaganda

by Stephen Lendman

The Times’ consistent misreporting on Russia and its president makes yellow journalism look good by comparison.

On the one hand, its editors, correspondents and contributors support America’s imperial agenda, its endless wars of aggression, its partnership with the world’s most egregious rogue states - while ignoring their highest high crimes.

On the other, it bashes Putin’s forthright efforts for world peace and stability, his respect for international law, his wanting the made-in-the-USA scourge of terrorism eliminated.

His agenda deserves high praise. Times reporting substitutes malicious misinformation and Big Lies for hard truths vital to explain.

Times editors: “Mr. Putin has been unable or unwilling to stop Mr. Assad from shelling civilians (along with) continuing Russian airstrikes…”

Fact: Putin and Assad are waging just war on the scourge of terrorism America and its rogue allies created and support.

No evidence shows they’re shelling or bombing civilians. Plenty proves US-supported terrorists and Pentagon warplanes murder them regularly, including families at home, patients in hospitals and children in school or at play.

Times editors: “Syria is just one arena where Mr. Putin’s obsessive quest to make Russia great again has fueled instability and reawakened political suspicions and animosities that faded after the fall of the Soviet Union.”

Fact: Putin has no revanchist aims. He’s the world’s preeminent leader, dedicated to peace, stability and observance of rule of law principles. 

Fact: America’s rogue agenda is polar opposite, a rage for world hegemony, no matter the cost in lives, mass destruction and appalling human misery.

Times editors: “A year after invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia signed an agreement in Minsk that was supposed to end the fighting. It is now violating that agreement,” endless violence continuing.

Fact: No Russian invasion of Ukraine occurred. No evidence suggests it. 

Fact: Russia didn’t annex Crimea. Its people voted overwhelmingly by internationally recognized referendum to rejoin Russia - their right of self-determination under international law.

Fact: US-installed Nazi-infested Ukrainian putschists bear full responsibility for continued fighting in Donbass. Russia continues going all-out for diplomatic conflict resolution.

Fact: Washington consistently undermines it, the same policy it employs in Syria, Iraq and all its other war theaters.

Times editors: “Russia is also engaging in aggressive and dangerous behavior in the air and on the high seas.”

Fact: Pure rubbish no respectable editors would publish. US-dominated NATO continues encroaching aggressively near Russia’s borders.

Fact: It’s newly activated Romanian-based so-called missile shield intended solely for offense targets Russia’s heartland - potentially with nuclear weapons.

Times editors: “American military forces have gone out of their way to exercise restraint…”

Fact: It’s hard imagining a more malicious Big Lie. Aggressive US anti-Russian policies risk WW III. Instead of explaining it forthrightly, Times editors support what demands condemnation. 

They mock legitimate journalism, consistently absent in their commentaries.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

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

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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