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This is REAL journalism – Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader Sayyid Nasrallah

This is what I call real journalism, as Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah on RT.

Watch the video above & here’s my views below:

In no way will any parts of this interview be aired in the U.S. or mainstream corporate media.

The crack-down on the internet is spurred from many quarters, one of them is to censor content such as this.

There’s no Arabic word for “Take-Away food” (I wonder if you spotted it?) otherwise the translation was very good.

I’ll let you make your own conclusions on the interview, from a man who is denied air time on the western media. We cry loudly about the great freedom of speech we have and at the same time block Al-Manar from broadcasting and even blocking their twitter account – thanks Israel.

The interview has had wider ripples across the British media.

The sandal wearing, recycled bean eating readership of The Guardian were treated to a hatchet job by Luke Harding who was given prominent positioning on the Guardian website to attack Assange as a “useful idiot” for Russia.

I haven’t seen so many bad elements of journalism incorporated into one article since The News of The World went out of business.

Firstly there is an element of competition between two rival media outlets, and if one side gets a big scoop, the other has to respond by dismissing it. Sadly, it’s becoming an ugly side of journalism that is becoming much more common.

For those with a memory will remember that The Guardian did it with the Murdoch Phone-hacking Scandal, running it for weeks on end. Not that it shouldn’t have been reported but there was a clear “conflict of interest” underpinning Britain’s second-best selling Newspaper (The Guardian) attacking Britain’s best selling Newspaper (The News of the World) until it was shut down.

The second bad journalism element is the “personel vendetta” that I charge The Guardian with running.

Less then two years ago The Guardian was working with Julian Assange and calling him a hero.

I’m sure everyone here remembers reading the Wikileaks stories on The Guardian website.

Now after a public falling out they are calling Assange “Russia Today’s Useful Idiot”.

Bitterness is never an attractive quality.

Simplicity will defeat complexity – shout out to the israeli encryptors!

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Creating The Terror Threat: Top level Al-Qaida operative worked for MI6

Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili is an al-CIAda operative accused of carrying out many bombing campaigns, whilst at the very same time he was working for British military intelligence Mi6, this is according to secret files on detainees who were shipped to the US military’s Guantánamo Bay prison camp.

The recent wikileaks release of the Guantanamo files has proved that the vast majority of those captured were nothing but peasant farmers, but have still been locked up and tortured without charge or trial for almost a decade.

The Akh has been mapping out how the CIA/Mi6/Mossad and the Military Industrial Complex is instrumental in creating the terror threat.

We find out that Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili is a “facilitator, courier, kidnapper, and assassin for al-Qaida” and was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and later sent to Guantánamo Bay.

According to Hamlili’s Guantánamo “assessment” file, one of 759 individual dossiers obtained by the Guardian, US interrogators were convinced that he was simultaneously acting as an informer for British and Canadian intelligence.

Clive Stafford Smith, whose legal charity, Reprieve, represents many current and former inmates, said the files revealed the “sheer bureaucratic incompetence” of the US military’s intelligence gathering.

“When you gather intelligence in such an unintelligent way; if for example you sweep people up who you know are innocent, and it is in these documents; and then mistreat them horribly, you are not going to get reliable intelligence. You are going to make yourself a lot of enemies.”

And The Akh couldn’t agree more with those words. We are in a perpetual state of terrorism, ones where the masterminds are never captured, ever wondered why? I’ve written on it several times, that individuals like Rashid Rauf & Haroon Rashid Aswat the so called “brains” behind the 7/7 bombings in London are in fact agents of the intelligence apparatus.

There you have it, conclusive proof that the British intelligence agencies are in control of what you think are Al-Qaida, and it’s not The Akh that’s saying it, it’s your white terror experts that are saying it.

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PJ Crowley Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs SACKED for Criticising US Foreign Policy

Warning: telling the truth in the land of free speech can cost you your job, career & pension.

Don’t believe me?

Ask former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley who was sacked from his position for having the brazen audacity to publicly criticise the U.S. Defence Department’s treatment of alleged WikiLeaks accomplice Pfc. Bradley Manning and was obliged to step down Sunday as a result.

On March 10, the news surfaced about Crowley’s comments, which he had made, seemingly spontaneously, during a talk sponsored by the Center for Future Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to Philippa Thomas, a BBC reporter present when Crowley spoke, a member of the small audience brought up “the elephant in the room”: WikiLeaks. More specifically, the questioner wanted to know Crowley’s thoughts about the U.S. “torturing a prisoner in a military brig.”

According to Thomas, Crowley didn’t hesitate before slamming the DoD’s mistreatment of Manning as “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” It must be noted that Crowley followed up that statement with the kind of language that has unfortunately come to characterize the Obama administration’s take on Manning: “Nonetheless Bradley Manning is in the right place,” he said, stating that secrets are sometimes necessary in the diplomatic arena.

Still, when Thomas explicitly asked whether his comments were on the record, Crowley said yes. Whether he sensed that this would result in his exit from the State Department is unclear, but it didn’t take long for him to choose his words carefully for another public statement—this time announcing his resignation. And thus began the mediated debate over his words and their consequences.

Of the many sad chapters in the story of the misguided U.S. response to the WikiLeaks controversy, and of the mistreatment of Pvt. Manning, this is one of the saddest, as it so clearly exposes the extent to which the president has chosen to place himself on the wrong side of history.

Land of the free…..home of the brave

Are people still stupid enough to believe that shit?

Courtesy of Truth Dig

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WikiLeaks: Gulf War All For Bush I Re-Election?

The Wikileak cables start to provide the framework to understand why Saddam Hussein made the decision to invade Kuwait in the first Gulf War, he was encouraged by America.

From Ambassador April Glaspie, in which she said the “US takes no position” on Arab boundary disputes, 7/25/1990.

Glaspie fails to register or discuss Saddam Hussein’s complaint that the Kuwaitis are stealing oil, as indicated on this timeline, an allegation that the US should have at least been aware of, and she does not in any way address Saddam Hussein’s primary complaint, i.e., that due to the costs of the proxy war against Iran that Iraq fought with US encouragement, Iraq is broke, unable to pay its basic obligations because the price of oil is so low.

The Bush Administration, of course, wishes to keep the price of oil low to end the recession and help George Herbert’s re-election chances:

“¶4. SADDAM, WHOSE MANNER WAS CORDIAL, REASONABLE AND EVEN WARM THROUGHOUT THE ENSUING TWO HOURS, SAID HE WISHED THE AMBASSADOR TO CONVEY A MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT BUSH. SADDAM THEN RECALLED IN DETAIL THE HISTORY OF IRAQ’S DECISION TO REESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND ITS POSTPONING IMPLEMENTATION OF THAT DECISION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR, RATHER THAN BE THOUGHT WEAK AND NEEDY. HE THEN SPOKE ABOUT THE MANY “BLOWS” OUR RELATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO SINCE 1984, CHIEF AMONG THEM IRANGATE. IT WAS AFTER THE FAW VICTORY, SADDAM SAID, THAT IRAQI MISAPPREHENSIONS ABOUT USG PURPOSES BEGAN TO SURFACE AGAIN, I.E., SUSPICIONS THAT THE U.S. WAS NOT HAPPY TO SEE THE WAR END.

¶5. PICKING HIS WORDS WITH CARE, SADDAM SAID THAT THERE ARE “SOME CIRCLES” IN THE USG,
INCLUDING IN CIA AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT, BUT EMPHATICALLY EXCLUDING THE PRESIDENT AND
SECRETARY BAKER, WHO ARE NOT FRIENDLY TOWARD IRAQ-U.S. RELATIONS. HE THEN LISTED WHAT HE
SEEMED TO REGARD AS FACTS TO SUPPORT THIS CONCLUSION: “SOME CIRCLES ARE GATHERING
INFORMATION ON WHO MIGHT BE SADDAM HUSAYN’S SUCCESSOR;” THEY KEPT UP CONTACTS IN THE GULF
WARNING AGAINST IRAQ; THEY WORKED TO ENSURE NO HELP WOULD GO TO IRAQ (READ EXIM AND CCC).

Continues below the fold

¶6. IRAQ, THE PRESIDENT STRESSED, IS IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, WITH 40 BILLION USD DEBTS.
IRAQ, WHOSE VICTORY IN THE WAR AGAINST IRAN MADE AN HISTORIC DIFFERENCE TO THE ARAB WORLD
AND THE WEST, NEEDS A MARSHALL PLAN. BUT “YOU WANT THE OIL PRICE DOWN,” SADDAM CHARGED.

¶7. RESUMING HIS LIST OF GRIEVANCES WHICH HE BELIEVED WERE ALL INSPIRED BY “SOME CIRCLES” IN THE USG, HE RECALLED THE “USIA CAMPAIGN” AGAINST HIMSELF, AND THE GENERAL MEDIA ASSAULT ON IRAQ AND ITS PRESIDENT.

¶11. COMING TO ONE OF HIS MAIN POINTS, SADDAM ARGUED THAT USG MANEUVERS WITH THE UAE AND KUWAIT (SIC) ENCOURAGED THEM IN THEIR UNGENEROUS POLICIES….

¶17. SADDAM SAID THAT THE IRAQIS KNOW WHAT WAR IS, WANT NO MORE OF IT–”DO NOT PUSH US TO IT;
DO NOT MAKE IT THE ONLY OPTION LEFT WITH WHICH WE CAN PROTECT OUR DIGNITY.”

¶32. … SADDAM SEEMS TO WANT PLEDGES NOW ON OIL PRICES AND PRODUCTION TO COVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.”

As of 8/2, Glaspie reports that Iraq has crossed the border into Kuwait.

Thanks to the phoenixwoman blog for digging this up.

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The War You Don’t See – We Must Resist The Media’s Lies & Government’s Propaganda

We shouldn’t have to risk our lives to tell the truth, but we do have to be brave enough to defy those who wish to seek out collusion in their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country.

That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear and however seductive and insidious it is, for propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not on a far away enemy but at you at home.

It’s very simple, in this age of endless imperial wars, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth, or their blood is on us.

“Never believe anything until it is officially denied”

Claude Cockburn

In other words, those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power.

Not only has the Wikileaks saga exposed the duplicity of some governments and the power-brokers, the reaction to Wikileaks has been just as telling.

What is the point of a free press that is servile to powerful elites?

Instead of doing their jobs and asking the tough questions the Western media allowed the Iraq war to happen and even embedded themselves with the invading armies. This played right into the hands of the pentagon. Those very same media outlets look down their noses at the foreign press and mock their lack of freedom. The build up to the war on Iraq is now being repeated, again by the very same media organisations, but this time the ‘enemy’ is Iran.

Many ‘journalists’ have taken it upon themselves to criticise Julian Assange, the Wikileaks front man, as a traitor, or someone who isn’t really campaigning for free speech. They mock him and try and assassinate his character, instead of discussing the leaks and calling for the prosecution of politicians that are calling for Mr Assange’s kidnap or murder.

Here, the inimitable John Pilger asks why are wars not being reported honestly?

A dishonest media is no better than no media at all.

If you missed John Pilger’s documentary “The War You Don’t See”, it’s available to view on the ITV website for the next month.

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Rap News: Wikileaks’ Cablegate – The Truth Is Out There (ft. Julian Assange)

Just in case you don’t quite understand whats been going on with WikiLeaks & Julian Assange, take 5 minutes & let Rap News break it down for you.

Juice Media Rap News, with Robert Foster. Episode 6 of the Investigative Rap Journalism has dropped:

December 2010 and Cablegate has burst open.

With a steady trickle of Diplomatic communiques leaking out every single day, the Book of Revelations is expanding dramatically. In all the hubbub, the global community is forced to ask questions of its leaders. At the same time, perhaps a stronger focal point for international attention is the Wikileaks leader, the elusive Julian Assange, whose impact on the global scene is testing the limits of freedom of the press.

How will governmental representatives from North America, Europe and the Middle East react to having their dirty laundry leaked?

Is it all just an insidious Blue Beam Psi-Ops plot hypnotically seeded by MK Ultra, the Rhodes Scholars and the TriLateral Commission?

Will the world ever be the same again?

Join your affable host Robert Foster, as he executes a rhyme inquisition on some of the key players in the Wiki-saga.

It’s diplomatic Rhym-aggedon…

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Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Schools Dumbshit CNN Anchor On The Role Of Journalists In Society

“I’d rather have a free press and no government than a government with no free press”

– Thomas Jefferson

The American government and it’s lapdog stooges need to be reminded of the words of one of their founding father’s and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson.

You are betraying your very own founders ideals.

Skip to 02:50 in to the clip, to see former CIA analyst Ray McGovern schooling a dumbshit CNN anchor on the role of journalists in society today.

Props to Ameslevinelist

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