“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

13 October 2003 — williambowles.info

Intro, 26 September 2015: I wrote this thirteen years ago and on rereading it now I think it deserves a fresh airing given as how things have just gone downhill since then with the total demonisation of the Muslim/Arab in the so-called civilised world. And, it must be me that’s changed because I’m even more appalled today by the repellent racism of Kevin Toolis’s muck in the Observer than when I first read it all those years ago.

“The Bride of death?” By William Bowles

This is a kind of followup to the piece I wrote the other day “Let the reader be aware” about the way the media repeats lots of small lies to make one Big Lie, predicated on the approach that swallowing a lot of small lies is a lot easier to do than swallowing one Big One.

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Faces of Death: Syria Terrorist Opposition Tweet Smiling Photos of Dead ‘Martyrs’ for Fundraising, Recruitment

7 November 2013 — 21st Century Wire

Recruitment marketing has hit a new low, courtesy of the terrorist militant gangs still running rampant in Syria

Halloween came and went last Thursday, but Syria’s Islamic militant opposition fighters (many imported from outside of Syria) have been promoting their new ‘Faces of Death’ genre – enthusiastically promoted Tweeting over the social networking platform, and not a chirp from the censorship gods behind the curtain at Twitter Inc…

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Where Journalism Collides With State ‘Security’: BBC News, MI5 And The Mantra Of ‘Keeping People Safe’ By David Cromwell

14 October 2013 — Media Lens

In our May 13 media alert we highlighted how the state, and a compliant media, relentlessly raise fears of the ‘shadows and threats’ that supposedly assail us. We make no apology for again citing the American writer H. L. Mencken: Continue reading this...

The Ghouta chemical attack: Where are the missing children?

20 September 2013 — Oriental Review

The Ghouta chemical attack: Where are the missing children?

The UN Report published earlier this week on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Ghouta area of Damascus on Aug. 21, 2013 has clarified many issues but left the key questions unanswered: who committed the attack and who are the victims?

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Video: Two boys slaughtered in cold blood by the Western-backed ‘rebels’

3 September 2013 —inserbia.info

Warning: This is a horrific video. Please don’t watch it unless you can stand to see two boys slaughtered in cold blood. In the video can be seen a terrorist reading death sentence to the boys, gunfire is heard, boys fall dead.

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Syria: U.S threats intended to cover the losses of Bandar bin Sultan By Wassim Raad

26 August 2013 — Voltaire Network

The new case of chemical weapons caused by the coalition of Western powers, Israel, retrograde Gulf monarchies, and executed by takfirist movements has fizzled because of the vigilance of the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance. Russian satellites are very active over Syria and the information gathered by the Syrian military command shows that the “chemical film” aims to serve as a pretext for aggression against Syria, to compensate for losses suffered by terrorist gangs sent from Jordan. Continue reading this...

“Doctors” Behind Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims are Aiding Terrorists By Tony Cartalucci

25 August 2013 — Land Destroyer

The “evidence” upon which the West is propping up its narrative of the Syrian government using chemical weapons against large numbers of civilians hinges so far entirely on claims made by “Doctors Without Borders.” In the New York Times article, “Signs of Chemical Attack Detailed by Aid Group,” it is reported:  Continue reading this...

America’s assault on a free press moves into high gear: Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders By Dave Lindorff

20 August 2013 — This Can’t Be Happening

It is becoming perfectly clear that the outrageous detention of American journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Brazilian partner David Miranda by British police during a flight transfer at London’s Heathrow Airport was, behind the scenes, the work of US intelligence authorities.

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When the State Attacks Journalism By Peter Hart

20 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

FireShot Screen Capture #580 - 'UK Media Crackdown_ Greenwald’s Partner Detained, Guardian Forced to Destroy Snowden Files I Democracy Now!' - www_democracynow_org_2013_8_20_uk_media_crackdowOn August 15 Progressive magazine editor Matt Rothschild was arrested at the Wisconsin state capitol building in Wisconsin for the act of reporting on the arrest of a protestor. As he told Democracy Now! (8/19/13):

I get out my iPhone and take pictures. I was doing that, and then they were moving Bonnie Block out down a hallway toward an elevator—this is in the Capitol, a public space—and I was following them down there, and I was taking pictures. Continue reading this...

Detaining My Partner: A Failed Attempt At Intimidation By Glenn Greenwald

18 August 2013 — The Guardian

The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended

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The Obama Regime’s Fabricated “Terror Conspiracy” in Defense of the Police State By Prof. James Petras

13 August 2013 — Prof. James Petras

Representative democracies and autocratic dictatorships respond to profound internal crises in very distinctive ways: the former attempts to reason with citizens, explaining the causes, consequences and alternatives; dictatorships attempt to terrorize, intimidate and distract the public by evoking bogus external threats, to perpetuate and justify rule by police state methods and avoid facing up to the self-inflicted crises.

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Al-Qaeda to the rescue By Pepe Escobar

5 August 2013 — Asia Times

When the going gets tough, count on the Ministry of Truth to get going.
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War on Terror: Crying Wolf, Wolf, Wolf

3 August 2013 — Moon of Alabama

After weeks  under heavy pressure for limitless spying on people everywhere the U.S. intelligence services conveniently detect a “threat” of some undefined future attacks. The “detection”, we are of course told, was only possible because of limitless spying on people everywhere:

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Inside Syria: Britain Violates Own Anti-Terrorist Legislation by grtv

2 August 2013 — GRTV

Press TV has conducted an interview with Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization (www.globalresearch.ca) from Montreal about Britain’s recent announcement that the al-Nusra Front group in Syria as an al-Qaeda terrorist group (inc. partial transcript).

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