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  • Thu, Sep 04, 2014 - 11:42pm

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    Adam Taggart

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    VIDEO: Yellow Journalism & The Demand Drought

Here's Chris' most recent weekly update video, in which he addresses the displaying lack of evidence the Western press is using to justify its position on the events in Ukraine.

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  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 02:29pm

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    Atreat

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    Confirmation appreciated

Thanks for the confirmation that indeed no evidence supports the assertions of Russian aggression at this point.  Propaganda can be slippery, presented with conclusions that are really just unbacked assertions or outright lies,it is assumed that somewhere the evidence exists and that our "trusted"  journalists are simply reporting these reasonable conclusions.  I know many intelligent people who assume just that.  I have done plenty of it myself, but have become wiser to the game over the last decade or so.

The layers are interesting as well.  No one I speak to has any awareness of our overt destabilization of the then existing political structure in Ukraine leading up to all this nor the inherent threat that any powerful nation state would perceive when an opposing alliance advances to its border as NATO is trying to do against historical promises.  Putin may well intercede when circumstanes suit him, but what else should be expected?

 

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 03:57pm

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    Thetallestmanonearth

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    Putin

I agree that there is an embarrassing amount of propaganda, misinformation and outright lies on the part of the US, NATO and main-stream-media.  What is shameful is how many people buy into it without digging deeper.  I've given up on discussing the topic like I have with many topics before it.  Most Americans just want the entertainment version of the news and have forgotten about substance.

I am concerned about the alt-media putting Putin up on a pedestal however.  I don't think that is what Chris has done in this video, but I am seeing it all over the internet these days.  Putin, though clearly a better player, is still moving the pawns around the board in the interest of the agenda he adheres to.  He doesn't seem any more benevolent to me than any of the other players at the board.  I say we bite all their fingers when they reach for us contemplating their next move.  At times like these we need to be very careful who we idolize.  We are approaching a phase change and during such events people are overly susceptible to giving power to men who don't serve their best interests.

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 05:49pm

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    Chris Martenson

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    No pedestal, but some admiration

[quote=Thetallestmanonearth]

I am concerned about the alt-media putting Putin up on a pedestal however.  

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No pedestal placing going on here on my end, but I do confess to having a big soft spot for those who can keep their sense of humor.

As the preposterous and unsubstantiated claims of a Russian invasion by the western media and power brokers mount, you might imagine Russia becoming rattled or perhaps cranky.

Maybe they are, but this tweet from the Russian embassy made me chuckle as they offered up evidence of a Russian invasion to match the quality of the claims from the west:

(Source

Yep.  I do admire that sort of response.  I got a good laugh out that.

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 06:36pm

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    The Solution to many Embarassments

This is getting scary.

There many motives coalescing towards one solution.

It is 2am here internet traffic is at a minimum and there is a problem with Chris's video? I shall try again later. I am becoming paranoid.

To fill in the interlude, here is a video from RT. They seem to have the story right.

I would like to remind NATO and the Neocons that if they are trying to tame the Bear by forcing him to spend up big on conventional weapons there is much cheaper option for waging war.

I am repulsed by pink pansy politicians and bankers who are prepared to destroy the world in order to save their useless  parasitical skins. An advanced parasite does not destroy it's host.

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 07:22pm

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    Arthur Robey

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    In Stereo.

My paranoia was unfounded- the video came through.

I am getting the message in surround sound.

I wish I knew what percentage of the population had the same allergic reaction I had when I listened to some MSM hack on the news today. The steady stream of lies was unbearable. (Has anyone got a stronger word than "lies" that is polite?)

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 07:45pm

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    Time2help

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    In Stereo

[quote=Arthur Robey]

I wish I knew what percentage of the population had the same allergic reaction I had when I listened to some MSM hack on the news today. The steady stream of lies was unbearable. (Has anyone got a stronger word than "lies" that is polite?)

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Nope, it's all bulls#*t.

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 07:48pm

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    Tim Ladson

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    Yellow Journalism, finally a credible voice on Ukraine

Just listened to Democracy Now's Amy Goodman interview with Dr. Stephan Cohen, a noted Russian expert, who largely supported Chris's point of view on the Ukraine situation.  

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 07:50pm

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    NATO evidence

Did a google search on evidence for Russian Incursion.  Here's what I found:

http://usnato.tumblr.com/post/96003086125/new-satellite-imagery-exposes-russian-combat-troops

The article contains marked up photos from that company you mentioned.  Most of the pictures seem to be self-propelled artillery deployed with the guns pointing into Ukraine.

I had a thought.  Let's assume Russia is run by smart people who want to retain plausible deniability for as long as possible.  Under that assumption, if I were tasked with the mission of getting a brigade or two of light troops into a nearby area without having them show up on satellite photos, how would I do it?

I'd probably send my light forces in small groups.  I wouldn't send combat vehicles.  Or if I did, I'd send them one at a time.  And the troops would go in one truck at a time as well – one squad of light infantry per truck.  Now this assumes Russians care about deniability, and it assumes they're being clever rather than stupid.   Lastly, it assumes they're ok with taking a few weeks to move the brigades, and they aren't worried about the brigade having to fight as a unit on its way into the country.

If I wanted to be even sneakier, once in country, I'd integrate rebels with my forces, and let them do all the talking whenever we deployed.  Call it "advisors plus."

The one wrinkle: brigade artillery is really useful to have to support your light troops, and it is hard to hide.  Artillery would definitely show up on photos.

Regarding MH-17 – the fact the west hasn't released the data just smells bad to me.  I must therefore assume it implicates "the wrong people", just as Russia suggests.

So my opinion is, I think both situations can be true: Russians are there on the ground, in force, without showing up on satellite – but mostly with light forces, and perhaps a small force of tanks they snuck in one at a time.  And NATO and the west is suppressing evidence on MH-17.

I also think if the west allows Ukraine to join NATO, we're just idiots.  I mean really, words fail me.  Giving those corrupt oligarchs our defense guarantees is just painfully stupid.  Give the whole place to Russia and good riddance.  They can cough up the billions per year and hand them to corrupt oligarchs and we'll all call it a day.

Just once I'd like someone else to back the corrupt oligarch and write the check.  Can't we be like Br'er Rabbit: "oh please don't throw me into that briar patch?"
 

  • Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - 08:51pm

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    Cornelius999

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    Yesterday morning, Irish

Yesterday morning, Irish national radio RTE, actually interviewed political science Professor Mearsheimer of

of University of Chicago, also supporting, with authoritative article in " Foreign Affairs ",  Chris's position.

RTE not normally known for lateral thinking.

 

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