We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Saudi Connection to Terror

Click here to access article by Daniel Lazare from ConsortiumNews.
How does ISIS pay for its operations? This is the key question as the war against the terror organization advances to a new level in the wake of the Paris atrocities. But the mainstream’s approved answer is part of the problem.
Using linked documents from mainstream corporate media, Lazare pokes holes in the Empire's explanations about ISIS. Most of these documents have been posted on this website previously. 

Notice one item about the funding of ISIS used by the author which he accessed from mainstream media has already been proven false. Bernhard from Moon of Alabama exposed this lie yesterday after viewing the video and finding Cyrillic characters on the targeting screen. 
I have found no video of U.S. hits on Islamic State oil tanker assemblies.

The U.S. PBS NewsHour did not find any either.
In their TV report yesterday about Islamic State financing and the claimed U.S. hits on oil trucks they used the videos Russia provided without revealing the source. You can see the Russian videos played within an interview with a U.S. military spokesperson at 2:22 min.
The Russian video was used by PBS, a government sponsored, tax-funded TV station, to propagate another lie to the American people that their government was seriously fighting ISIS. The government claim about destroying 116 oil tankers was picked up by all mainstream media.

I think that such mainstream media reports illustrate a profound insight about how the Empire's ruling classes are maintaining all the claimss about a "war on terror" and other assorted fictions. All they need to do is to fool most Americans all the time. So, does it really matter that a small minority of people like Bernhard and us who follow more credible online media see through their lies? I may be deluded, but I hope and pray that it matters. It is the only reason why I do this blog every day of the year for four to five hours.