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, September 24, 2016

Syria: White Helmets Staged ‘Russian Bombing’ Scene Near Aleppo, Lapped-up By Mainstream Media

Click here to access article from 21st Century Wire.

This study of the White Helmets in Syria is an excellent example of investigative journalism. The While Helmets have been frequently used by Empire propagandists to shore up their fabricated reports about what the US is doing in Syria. This is an investigation of another NGO that is being used by the Empire to support their war against Syria. Read it to see how the author(s) build a case to justify this disturbing concluding statement.
The ground conflict in Syria is being perpetuated by western terrorist brigades under a variety of names, but perhaps the greatest damage to Syria and the Syrian people has been inflicted upon them by the propaganda merchants, the western media, the humanitarian NGOs, the US/NATO think-tanks and all manner of NATO biased, Leftist peace activists or anti-war protesters calling for a war to end a war that was started by their governments who will escalate the war against Syria to effect their “regime change” targets.

This incident once more demonstrates the size and power of the apparatus driving this propaganda with a full compliment of ancillary crisis actors and extras.

From the reactions of Kerry and the West, it is hard not to conclude that we are being propelled closer to the abyss of a dangerous geopolitical standoff, or a World War.