Al-Baghdadi Raid is the US Empire “Creating Reality” The latest attack on Syria, whatever the truth of it, is an exercise in narrative control

28 October 2019 — Off Guardian

Kit Knightly

Apparently the United States killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi yesterday. US Special Forces allegedly killed the ISIS leader during a raid on a stronghold in Idlib.

As far as we know, this man was already dead. Maybe twice. He reportedly faked his death once as well.

Continue reading

Western progressives and the imperialist Inquisition

27 October 2019 — MROnline

Originally published: Un enfoque diferente by Stephen Sefton (October 25, 2019)

Most people who think of themselves as progressive in the imperialist countries of North America and Western Europe, continue to believe the right wing opposition version of events in Nicaragua in 2018. A great many also accept some version of the right wing opposition account of the crisis in Venezuela. One obvious reason they do so is because they foolishly trust demonstrably false reports from undeservedly prestigious Western NGOs and incessant phony coverage in liberal and progressive news media.

Continue reading