Friday, September 23, 2016

NYT Reinvents Middle East Reality

NYT Reinvents Middle East Reality

by Stephen Lendman

A previous article asked why anyone wastes time reading deplorable Times reports and opinions - all propaganda all the time on issues mattering most, notably when America goes to war, cheerleading what demands denunciation.

Asking how the nation’s next leader should deal with major geopolitical issues, its editors lied, claiming Hillary “advanced prescriptions for the Middle East, which mostly make sense” - while Trump “offered virtually nothing except fearmongering and notions that could make matters worse…”

The Times serves as Hillary’s press agent, ignoring her high crimes and extraordinary menace she poses if anointed to succeed Obama, bashing Trump relentlessly at every opportunity.

Reinventing Middle East reality, it ludicrously said “Obama seems to be making progress in Iraq,” failing to explain America has been at war with the cradle of civilization since Jimmy Carter instigated the 1980s Iran/Iraq war, lasting most of the decade.

It was followed by mid-1990 events leading to US naked aggression - longterm unrelenting savagery inflicted on Iraqis, taking millions of lives from genocidal sanctions, war, related violence, untreated diseases, a contaminated landscape, starvation and overall deprivation for 36 years.

There’s no end of things in sight, no prospect for restoration of Iraq’s sovereign independence or a climate of peace and stability replacing endless war and human suffering.

Times editors ignored what’s most important to explain. Addressing Syria, it called its “battlefield…even more confounding,” claiming “overlapping wars.” 

None exist except for US-supported Turkish aggression on YPG Kurdish fighters, along with Erdogan seizing northern Syrian territory, intending annexation unless challenged and stopped.

The Times persists in calling US-supported cutthroat killers, committing gruesome atrocities against defenseless civilians, “moderate rebels.” It calls naked US aggression “civil war.” There’s nothing civil about it.

It lied claiming “(t)he United States is bombing ISIS targets” - instead of explaining it supports the group and all others like it.

America’s so-called war on terrorism is a monumental hoax, leaving nations in ruins, claiming millions of lives so America can advance its imperium.

Times editors disgracefully blamed Assad for hundreds of thousands of Syrian lives lost, a despicable perversion of truth. They ignore US responsibility for one genocidal war of aggression after another.

They blame victims for imperial crimes. They betray readers by willful, malicious lying, supporting might makes right, endorsing wrong over right.

The self-styled newspaper of record operates as an administration/Pentagon press agent - propaganda substituting for truth and full disclosure.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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