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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Silence is a coward's way of lying

"There is a principle of ideology that we must never look at our own crimes, we should, on the other hand, exalt in the crimes of others and in our own nobility in opposing them" - Noam Chomsky, Professor of Linguistics, MIT 

I lost a few subscribers yesterday. No-one gave a specific reason, and since I respect people's decision NOT to do so...I am left with 'timing' as the 'clue'. Timing is a great teacher at the moment.

Here is the screenshot I posted yesterday under the title 'Sleight of Mind':

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What do my words and this image 'say' exactly? Let's spell it out. I am asserting the following:

  1. The British government is funding and supporting, through a variety of means, jihadist terrorist groups in Syria, with the purpose of overthrowing the government of Bassar al-Assad
  2. One of these terrorist groups, in this instance, Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) has staged a 'false flag' chemical attack in Douma on the brink of their defeat, with the purpose of causing an international public outcry; in order to produce the political 'cover' needed for a military attack by the US and its allies
  3. That these terrorist groups use the most emotive means possible, to cause the maximum outcry - the death and mutilation of children
  4. That leaders such as Theresa May are aware of what is happening and sanction what is happening - I.E. I am saying that our Prime Minister uses the corpses of children as a political tool

This IS what I am saying...I'm not trying to be 'daring' or 'provocative', and clearly I'm not trying to swell my readership...I'm calling my government out for 'war crimes'.

I am also aware that the idea that a British government is capable of such things is SO shocking to some people, that allowing it any headspace is unacceptable. Two things on that:

  1. I respect everyone's right to think what they will, when they will
  2. If you can readily accept that Russia or Syria is capable of this, but you cannot accept that your own government is capable of such heinous acts...then the propagandist's job is complete

Something that I have become aware of since yesterday's post:

Riam Dalati is a BBC Foreign News Producer, covering Syria and the wider conflict in the Middle East. He has been doing that since 2012, so he is no rookie. On Monday night he posted a tweet showing 'the corpses of dead children' arranged by 'activists and rebels' to 'stage emotive scenes for western consumption'. Please read his tweet, examine the pictures and note my comment. Finally then let this sink in: Dalati's Tweet has been DELETED.

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As you can see, I have challenged the BBC to give an explanation for this. I expect no reply and no action. I expect them to double down, since clearly Mr Dalati's tweet is a sign that the narrative is falling apart.

To be clear:

  1. We are being taken to war
  2. The media is collaborating
  3. Complicity, or at least silence, is what they want

If you REALLY cannot get your head around the idea that your government could be this 'evil'; if you have forgotten Iraq and Libya already...then do yourself a favour and unsubscribe from this blog - what's coming and what I will say about it will be sickening reading for you.

Everyone else - thanks. I will keep you posted on this - literally. Please expect more screenshots - this is happening in real time.

"The media serve the interests of state and corporate power, which are closely interlinked, framing their reporting and analysis in a manner supportive of established privilege and limiting debate and discussion accordingly" - Noam Chomsky

Propaganda - the reversal of causality

Sleight of Mind...