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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Iraq – US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS

Click here to access article by Felicity Arbuthnot from The Greanville Post.

I don't normally post articles of war activities based on a single source, but in this case I respect the honesty and credentials of both the reporter, Dr Souad Al-Azzawi, and Arbuthnot. Independent sources have issued many accusations against corporate media for dishonest reporting about US military campaigns against ISIS and associated armies, and this confirms that this is the case around the major Iraqi city of Mosul. 

This morning I also read two other reports on Aleppo, a major city under severe attack in northwestern Syria: the first from In Gaza entitled "Western Media Break Their Silence on Aleppo With Flagrant Lies, Omissions, Obfuscations" , and another from Reuters entitled "Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children" in which the overwhelming emphasis was on casualties inflicted by some mysterious air force. The contrast between the two articles regarding the same subject was startling. Only brief mention in the Reuter's article was made of ground weapons used. Also in the latter report the nation supplying the air bombardment was, for some strange reason, not clearly identified, but there were allusions made that either Syria or Russia was responsible.
A Syrian military source said government planes had not been in areas where air raids were reported. Syria's army denied reports that the Syrian air force targeted the hospital.

The Russian defense ministry, whose air strikes have swung the war in favor of President Bashar al-Assad, also denied its planes were responsible.