Saturday, March 04, 2017

The NYT War on Truth

The NYT War on Truth

by Stephen Lendman

On issues mattering most, The Times features fake news, not the real thing.

On March 1, its editors lied  headlining “Russia Sides With Chemical Weapons,” saying:

“Russia proved again on Tuesday that there is no crime heinous enough to make it turn against Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It vetoed a resolution before the United Nations Security Council that would have punished Syria for using chemical weapons.”

Fact: Throughout six years of Obama’s war, now Trump’s, using terrorists as imperial foot soldiers against a sovereign independent state threatening no one, claims about Assad using chemical weapons were fabricated - bogus accusations without evidence.

Fact: Plenty of clear evidence proves ISIS, al-Nusra and other US-supported terrorists used CWs numerous times - their elements trained in their use by Pentagon contractors in Turkey and Jordan, Saudi Arabia at times supplying toxins.

Times editors: “The Kremlin’s decision was in keeping with President Vladimir Putin’s vigorous support of the Syrian military in a six-year-long war that has killed half a million people.”

Fact: No mention by Times editors about Washington’s full responsibility for mass slaughter and destruction - NATO, Israel, and other rogue allies sharing blame.

Fact: Syria was invaded by US-supported terrorists, recruited from scores of countries, trained in Turkey, Jordan and elsewhere, responsible for horrific atrocities, mostly against defenseless civilians.

Times editors: “Although Moscow had made clear in advance that it would veto the resolution, (Washington), Britain and France were right to insist on a vote and to expose Russia’s moral bankruptcy.”

Fact: As usual, Times editors turned truth on its head, ignoring US-orchestrated aggression, vilifying Russia’s righteous mission.

Times editors: Mr. Putin’s argument that the resolution interfered with cease-fire negotiations between the Syrian government and the rebels was…not credible.”

Fact: The resolution was introduced to undermine peace talks, apparently wanting endless war continued.

Separately, Times editors claimed White House signals give “autocrats…a green light” to do what they please. What rubbish!

Most of America’s allies are rogue states, alliances formed long before Trump’s ascension to power - notably key NATO ones, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf states, partners in US high crimes.

Maybe Times editors forgot.

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: How the 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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