How a US & Qatari regime change deception produced the ‘Caesar’ sanctions driving Syria towards famine

25 June 2020 — The Grayzone

Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by shadowy US and Gulf-backed operatives. Instead of protecting Syrian civilians, the unilateral measures are driving them towards hunger and death.

By Max Blumenthal

The US Department of Treasury’s imposition this June of the so-called Caesar Civilian Protection Act, a draconian set of economic sanctions on Syria, amounts to a medieval-style siege on all Syrians living inside the country’s territory.

Inspired by photos that Western governments and media claim were smuggled out of Syria by a supposed Syrian military whistleblower codenamed “Caesar,” the sanctions are the product of a highly deceptive intelligence operation orchestrated by the US and Qatari governments.

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US Policy Vs. Iran: Apex Desperation

12 February 2020 — Land Destroyer

February 5, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – US policy versus Iran has reached new heights of desperation and new lows in terms of undermining international law and norms.

In Washington’s losing battle to maintain hegemony in the Middle East at the expense of the actual people and nations that exist there – it has resorted to high-level assassinations, unilateral strikes against targets within sovereign nations against the expressed will of the governments presiding over them, all while exposing what appears to be growing American military, political, and economic impotence.

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US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence

12 February 2020 — Global Research

First published on January 25, 2019:
The Latin American nation of Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the United States and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized.

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HuffPost UK editor works with gov’t censorship program while smearing anti-war scholars as tools of Russia

3 February 2020 — Grayzone
Jess Brammar HuffPost UK DSMA British government

HuffPost UK ran yet another hit piece smearing academic critics of the dirty war on Syria as Russian stooges. The outlet’s editor-in-chief Jess Brammar assists a British government program that censors journalism that may “compromise UK military and intelligence operations.”

By Ben Norton

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The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria. Who Was Behind the 2011 “Protest Movement”?

16 December 2019 — Global Research

It Started in Daraa on March 17, 2011

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Author’s note

Almost nine years since the beginning of the war on Syria in March 2011, so-called progressives have supported the so-called opposition, which is largely made up of Al Qaeda affiliated mercenaries.  A US-NATO led war of aggression is portrayed as a “civil war”.

President Bashar Al Assad is casually described as a dictator who is killing his own people. The millions of deaths resulting from US-NATO led wars are not an object of concern.

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Hong Kong — Pure Western Insanity

2 December 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

Peter Koenig

The impunity with which the US aggresses Hong Kong is insane. Equally or more insane is western media coverage of what is going on in Hong Kong. Not one word on how the incredible “pro-democracy” vote of the rather unimportant District Council Elections was achieved. Of the 18 District Councils, 452 of 479 seats (71%) went to “pro-democracy” candidates. Such an extreme anti-Beijing vote could only be obtained by massive western propaganda at the cost of millions of dollars, targeted with algorithms, developed on the principles of the now (apparently) defunct Cambridge Analytica. And this with 70% of eligible voters going to the polls.

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NYT’s “Leaked” Chinese Files Story Covers For Terrorism

21 November, 2019 — (Tony Cartlaucci – NEO)

The New York Times has once again exposed itself as an organ of US special interests operating under the guise of journalism – contributing to Wall Street and Washington’s ongoing and escalating hybrid war with China with a particularly underhanded piece of war propaganda.

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election

11 November 2019 — FAIR

Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election
To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States’ (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place.

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Trump, Clinton Show Russia How to Really Interfere

15 November 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation</em

Finian Cunningham

Never mind obscure troll farms and byzantine cyber-hacking (we’re being ironic here), Russia needs to really raise its game for “interfering” in other nations’ politics. Like, how about President Vladimir Putin going on a national radio show in Britain and telling voters how to vote in the forthcoming election? Now that’s what you call real, in-your-face influence!

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Following Grayzone exposé, top Venezuelan coup official Ricardo Hausmann is forced to resign

30 September 2019 — Grayzone

After The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil published an exposé of Guaidó appointee Ricardo Hausmann’s opaque and hypocritical financial practices, he was forced to resign from the Inter-American Development Bank, in the latest blow to the failing US-led coup attempt in Venezuela.

By Max Blumenthal

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Venezuela has become ‘the best evil experiment’ against multilateralism by US – Maduro’s VP

28 September 2019 — RT

Venezuela has become ‘the best evil experiment’ against multilateralism by US – Maduro’s VP

Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. © REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The US has slapped over 350 unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, including weaponizing the dollar and turning the country into a testing ground for its ongoing assault on the word order, Venezuela’s VP Delcy Rodriguez told the UN.

Taking the floor at the UN General Assembly on Friday, Rodriguez tore into Washington’s policy of regime change against the government in Caracas, which she said is now being conducted by the means of “economic terrorism.”

 

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