Coverage of Russian Plane Bombing Shows What a Difference an Enemy Makes

19 November 2015 — FAIR

Coverage of Russian Plane Bombing Shows What a Difference an Enemy Makes

Vladimir Putin (photo: Alexei Nikolsky via AP/US News)FAIR (11/13/15, 11/16/15, 11/17/15) has noted the contrast between US media coverage of Paris and Beirut after the militant ISIS movement claimed responsibility for terror attacks in both cities. It may be even more illuminating to look at media reactions to another ISIS-claimed disaster, the bombing of Metrojet Flight 9268, a Russian tourist plane that went down over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on October 31, killing all 217 people on board. When the victims of terror come from an official enemy state, it’s clear that different media rules apply. Continue reading

War in Mali: France in Africa – Fifth Republic or Third Empire? By Dmitry Minin

17 February, 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

Paris has its own history of meddling into affairs of former French West African colonies, Cote D’Ivoire, for instance. The black continent (Libya, Mali) interventions have increased in scale and have become more frequent. It has given a rise to talks about the revival of French colonial policy.

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War in Mali: France in Africa – Fifth Republic or Third Empire? By Dmitry Minin

17 February, 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

Paris has its own history of meddling into affairs of former French West African colonies, Cote D’Ivoire, for instance. The black continent (Libya, Mali) interventions have increased in scale and have become more frequent. It has given a rise to talks about the revival of French colonial policy.

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The Art of War: The Reconquest of Africa By Manlio Dinucci

31 January 2013 — Global Research ilmanifesto.it

At the very moment when the Democratic Party President Barack Obama reiterated in his inaugural address that the United States “must be a source of hope for the poor” and will “support democracy from Asia to Africa,” giant U.S. C-17 aircraft were carrying French troops into Mali, where Washington a year before had put in power Captain Sanogo, trained in the U.S. by the Pentagon and CIA, exacerbating Mali’s internal conflicts.

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Efforts to divide spheres of influence in Africa By Natalya Kovalenko

18 January 2013Voice of Russia

The French armed forces are conducting a successful counter-terrorist operation in Mali. The town of Kona was retaken from the Islamists Thursday. The enemy suffered considerable losses, the military says. Among such cheerful statements the issue of what the foreign armed forces are doing in an alien country has been pushed into the background.

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