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The Great Recovery Illusion
An audience member was quickly on his feet to point out that the figure was misleading as people in zero hours contracts and part time jobs are classed as â€˜in workâ€™ to get them off the statistics. The young man could also have reminded the programmes studio and television audience that people who are out of work for two years are reclassified as â€˜not economically activeâ€™ and removed from the unemployment register. Even if these people would love to work and ...
Marine Le Pen has voiced her support for Donald Trump, warning that his rival Hillary Clinton would bring war and devastation to the world. Asked by CNN which U.S. candidate she supports, the Front National leader remarked that “everything but Hillary” would be better for France.
“As far as France’s best interest is concerned it’s, ‘Everything but Hillary Clinton’.
“It’s everything but Hillary Clinton because I believe Hillary Clinton means war, Hillary Clinton means devastation, destabilizing the world, economic choices that would be devastating for my people, geostrategic choices that would lead to global conflicts,” Ms. Le Pen said.
Ms. Le Pen, who is running as the populist, anti-mass migration and Islamisation candidate in the 2017 presidential elections next year, noted similarities between her campaign and Mr. Trump’s.
“What we have in common is that we’re not insiders, we are not taking part in the ‘system’, we depend on no one and do not take our orders from any financial institutions,” she told CNN in the interview taped and released yesterday.Marine Le Pen has voiced her support for Donald Trump, warning that his rival Hillary Clinton would bring war and devastation to the world.
"We’ve got the American elections going on, we’ve got a big referendum coming up in Hungary on migrant quotas from Germany, we’ve got a rerun of the Austrian presidency where the right-wing candidate was cheated by false votes,” Farage said. “So they’ve got a real problem, they’re fighting us now on a whole series of fronts.”
“What will they do to fight back? I don’t know the answer to that yet, and you know something? Nor do they.”
“Brexit is the first strike-back against this phenomenon of the big banks, the big businesses, effectively owning politics, willfully destroying nation-state democracy, getting rid of that thing our forbearers actually fought and shed their blood to create and to preserve our liberties and our freedoms,” he continued. “All of that being taken away and suddenly in a referendum that no one said we could win, and we’ve done it.”
“What we’ve done is given inspiration to freedom fighters right across the Western World.”
The NSA have confirmed their first ever capture of a pro-democracy target under the controversial surveillance operation, PRISM.
It has been three years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed light on the PRISM operation when he leaked a trove of documents outlining the U.S. government’s various methods for spying on American citizens.
PRISM was explained as a clandestine surveillance operation under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies.
Tony Fullman of New Zealand appears to be the world’s first individual targeted by the NSA under this operation.
The extraordinary covert operation, revealed Sunday by Television New Zealand in collaboration with The Intercept, was launched in 2012 after New Zealand authorities believed they had identified a group planning to violently overthrow Fiji’s military regime.
The history of NATO and its current activities enables us to understand how the West has woven its lies and why it is now a prisoner of them. The elements contained in this articles are shocking, but it is impossible to deny the facts. The only other solution is to cling to the lies and persist in hanging on.
The Western states progressively extended their alliance, in particular by adding, in 1955, Western Germany, which had just been authorised to rebuild its army. Worried about the capacities of the Alliance, the USSR responded by creating the Warsaw Pact six years after the creation of NATO.
As a result, it became impossible to abandon these structures - NATO did not hesitate to use its Gladio network to organise various coups d’état and preventive political assassinations, while the Warsaw Pact openly invaded Hungary and Czechoslovakia, which had shown signs of wanting their independence ...
After the events, revelations and leaks (Democrat campaign computers hacked three times in a week) of the past month, the US Presidential election campaign of Hillary Clinton should lie in ruins. That it isn't may in some small way be due to the fact that her opponent is the equally unappetizing Donald Trump, but is more likely to be because mainstream media, the Hollywood attention seeker gang, (George Clowney, Brangelina, Bendydick Cumbertwat, all the usual suspects,)are solidly behind Clinton because all-join-hands-and-sing-Kumbaya.
The Clinton campaign has been getting predominantly positive coverage, while Trump's most innocuous remarks provoke screams of 'racism', 'sexism', 'homophobia. In spite of that Clinton seems unable to engage the white, working class voters who will decide the fate of the election. It Looks As If Demonising Russia Is All Discredited Hillary Clinton And Her Supporters Have Left
Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton they wind up dead. In fact, as we noted previously, there’s a long history of Clinton-related body counts, with scores of people dying under mysterious circumstances. While Vince Foster remains the most infamous, the body count is starting to build ominously this election cycle - from the mysterious "crushing his own throat" death of a UN official to the latest death of an attorney who served the DNC with a fraud suit.
As GatewayPundit's Jim Hoft reports, on July 3, 2016, Shawn Lucas and filmmaker Ricardo Villaba served the DNC Services Corp. and Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz at DNC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the fraud class action suit against the Democrat Party on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters (this was before Wikileaks released documents proving the DNC was working against the Sanders campaign during the 2016 primary). Shawn Lucas was thrilled about serving the papers to the DNC before Independence Day...
On Friday, yields on sovereign bonds from the Netherlands became the latest to turn negative, contributing to an unprecedented $13 trillion of negative-yielding debt that has fueled fears of a new global financial crisis.
A growing pool of negative-yielding debt is raising fears of a new financial crisis, which may have been stimulated by more cheap money having pooled in financial markets.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, central banks around the world have tried to stimulate their economies by introducing more electronic money. However, the rise of negative bonds yields to unprecedented levels has led to concerns that the money has just delayed an inevitable crash, and is even doing more harm than good.
On Monday Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid told clients that Dutch bonds are now offering the lowest rates the country has seen since it began keeping records in 1517.
Russia plans to issue more sovereign bonds later this year following its successful May issue, Russian Minister for Economic Development Aleksey Ulyukaev said on Friday. Investors who bought into Russia's sovereign bond sale in May have been vindicated after Euroclear admitted the bonds for settlement last week. The move is interesting because, unlike the USA and most nations in the democratic world, Russia is not running a current account deficit ...
With Thursday's tragic mass killing by a resclusive, truck-driving Tunisian maniac in Nice having been violently drowned out by the frentic late Friday news of a failed (and perhaps staged) coup in Turkey, the news cycle has once again shifted its attention away from a far greater threat to the global economy than whether Erdogan can concentrate even more power in his grasp. Namely, both lone-wolf and organized terrorism in Europe (and elsewhere). And according to at least one CIA field commander, Gary Bernsten, it is all Obama's fault.
As the Hill reports, the decorated former CIA career officer who served in the Directorate of Operations between October 1982 and June 2005, said on Friday that Obama has lost control of the Middle East following attacks in France that left at least 84 dead. "This is going to get very, very ugly," Gary Bernsten said on Fox & Friends Friday.
"The president of the United States, as Newt Gingrich has stated, has failed in his responsibilities to defend the United States. He has lost control of the Middle East. It is in flames, and that is what he will leave when he leaves office." One can also make the argument that it is not so much Obama, as his first secretary of state, the person who in less than 4 months may be America's next president.
We wonder what Bernsten would add after last night's even more disturbing events in Turkey.
Rise In Intercommunity Confrontations Mean "Civil War Is Inevitable" In France According To State Officials
In the wake of the latest Islamic terrorist outrage in Nice, some state officials in France are warning that if the government does not act to suppress Islamic extremist and regain control of immigrant areas in the cities there will be civil war. The nice attack, in which a Tunisian born French citizen drove a twenty tonne truck into crowds celebration Bastille Day in the costal town of Nice, left over 80 dead and many seriously injured. Like the Charlie Hedbo Massacre and Bataclan massacres in 2015, the perpetrators were living in france but Islamic State were involved at several levels.
This Exchange Proves The BBC, The Green Party and Friends Of The Earth Reject Free Speech
See independent climate expert Piers Corbyn treated appallingly by BBC Big Questions propaganda broadcast and shouted down by an audience packed with left wing activists. The BBC is so biased on a whole range of subjects from ‘climate change’ to Palestine, Syria and so on that it beggars belief. But here is a most blatant example played out over only a few minutes. BBC presenters take it as read that what the authorities say about alleged ‘human-caused climate change’ is true and that anyone who challenges this nonsense must be basically lunatics on the fringe.
Resuts from local elections held in Germany last weekend indicate that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in deep trouble. Her party, the Christian Democrats is losing votes to opponents from the right and left, largely because of the illegal immigrant crisis brought on by Merkel's crazy 'open doors' immigration policy which ahas resulted in Germany admitting criminals, terrorists and many illiterates, according to Werner Patzelt, a political analyst at the Technical University in Dresden.
Patzelt, a political analyst at the Dresden-based Technical University, described the latest local elections in Germany as another indication of the fading influence of Chancellor Angela Merkel as the main beneficiary of her policy disasters is the anti immigration, anti EU party Alternatif fur deutschland (AfD) often described incorrectly as an extereme right wing group. In fact it is Merkel's Christian Democrats that have most resembled Hitler's National Socialists by trying to suspend the right of free speech and suggesting opponents of immigration be charged with crominal offences during the ongoing crisis.
The interview came after the populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party finished a strong third in municipal elections in the country's central state of Hesse, held on March 6. According to Germany's state news outlet DW, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats finished with 28.2 percent of the vote, ahead of the Social Democrats with 28 percent; Alternative for Germany obtained 13.2 percent of the vote, beating the powerful and well established Green party.
The vote took place a ahead of elections to the state legislatures of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt, which are scheduled for March 13. Results will determine if Merkel will survive as Chancellor or will be supplanted by a new leader.
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FUKUS axis troops (France, UK, USA) Unable To Halt ISIS March Towards Libyan Oil
The lastest news coming out of Tripoli is that The Islamic State (ISIS) force in Libya is taking on extra personnel faster than anyone can keep up with, some of these are raw recruits from north and sub Saharan Africa but many are experienced fighters (i.e, they know which end of a gun is dangerous) and is advancing towards Libya’s oil crescent, eyeing billions of barrels ... FUKUS axis troops (France, UK, USA) Unable To Halt ISIS March Towards Libyan Oil
Guess Which Political Grouping Wants To Legalise Incest and Necrophilia?
Has the headline sunk in. Yes it says there are people out there who want to legalise incest (brother /sister or parent / child sex) and necrophila (sex with dead people). Puzzled about who would want to legalise such repugnant things? I'll give you a clue, they aren't conservatives, libertarians or nationalists.
EU HoldsBack New Regulation For Fear Of Strengthening Brexit Case
The unelected leaders of the EU in Brussels are smothering discussion of new pan – European laws that would impact the United Kingdom and all other member states, increasing the amount of money they have to contribute to the EU budget and transferring yet more sovereignty to Brussels ...
It was a story to melt the hardest heart, a tale of global warming catastrophe so tragic even the most stubborn 'denier' would have to accept 'the science is settled' and start campaigning for a one million per cent tax on every gram of fossil fuel burned because the victims were not working class people, but the most irresistibly cute creatures on the planet ...
EU Bosses Fear Brexit Domino Effect
European leaders met for the first time today to discuss the deal reached over changes to the conditions of Britain’s membership of the European Union. Public opinion in member states has led to fears that an out vote may prompt other EU member states to follow Britain’s lead.
German Government Smartphone Spyware Monitors Citizens’ Calls, Typing AND Sees Through Their Cameras
The dirty news always leaks out. Here, after whistleblower sites chipping away at it fr several weeks, is official confirmation that the increasingly fascistic government of Germany has bought a software too enabling security agents to spy on people through their smartphones.
That might not sound so bad until you remember the same government in Germany has recently discussed criminalising criticism of Islam and opposition to Merkel's open doors immigration policy and suppressing critics of EU policies.
The German Interior Ministry has revealed a new “Bundestrojaner” or government trojan horse software that will enable security agencies to track the smartphone activities of anyone who downloads it. We understand Chancellor Merkel's government has also adopted an “off the shelf” tool from a company which is said to help authoritarian regimes track their citizens ...New German Government Smartphone Spyware Will Monitor Citizens’ Calls, Typing AND See Through Their Camera Lenses
In Parallel With The Upheaval In European Politics, A Similar Cataclysm Is Happening In The USA
Having reported for three or four years now the rise of the anti - Integration parties in European Union member nations, UKIP in Britain, the FN in France, AfD in Germany, Denmakr's Peoiple's Party, Five Star and the Liga Nord in Italy, the Sweden Democrats and others in every E U member state, we now look at what is going on in the USA as campaiging for the presidential election gathers pace.
Biological Man Set To Become National Union Of Students’ Women’s Representative
A straight, biological man is a hot favourite in the race to become the National Union of Students’ (NUS) Women’s officer.
Anna Lee describes himself as a “queer trans disabled lesbian woman”, and is currently the LGBT officer at Lancaster University Student Union, having already spent two years on the national women’s committee.
The NUS women’s campaign “exists to represent and extend and defend the rights of women students… led by women students in our governance and decision-making processes”, their website claims.
Last year, Mr. Lee won a battle to share toilets with biological women at his University, despite being quite open about his sexual interest in them and retaining all his male biology.
“I never believed that running to be national women’s officer was a possibility”, he said in a Facebook post lunching “Anna’s” campaign last week.
“In my five years in the student movement, I have changed a lot – in fact, some might say it’s been a transformative experience ;)” explained the newly self-identifying women.
Adding: “I know the Women’s Campaign is ready. I know NUS is ready. I’m not convinced that the rest of society is.
“But – when the transphobic ‘feminists’ come and try to tear me down, I will just fight harder, and with the help of amazing activists we will show them”, wrote the self declared women.
Mr. Lee was also one of the leaders of the NUS’s first ever transgender conference last year, and was even invited to give evidence to a Parliamentary committee on transgender issues.
A Furious Turkey Says US Is "Acting Like An Enemy," Demands Washington Brand Kurds "Terrorists
To be sure, the effort to usurp the Bashar al-Assad government wasn’t exactly going as planned in the first place. Regime change always takes time, but the conflict in Syria was dragging into its fifth year by the time the Russians got directly involved and although it did indeed look as though the SAA was on the verge of defeat, the future of the rebellion was far from certain.
But to whatever extent the rebels’ fate was up in the air before September 30, the cause was dealt a devastating blow when Moscow’s warplanes began flying sorties from Latakia and while Ankara and Riyadh were
Rod Little gets it; writing in the speccie, he's gunning for Trump for President - if only for the deep, unhealable grief it will cause the BBC mafia and Guardianistas. And all the others - those, as Liddle puts it, "who do not believe that it is even remotely legitimate to have a view which differs from their own."
Imagine Polly Toynbee in hysterical floods of tears, being cradled by a screeching Susanne Moore, onto whose red velvet shoes Toynbee drips salt and snot. Monbiot attempts to end his career by eating a kilo of GM Soya, and all the assorted spouses and offspring of left wing characters in employment at the BBC and print media rail and rant wholly ineffectually. It would be worth a year's pension to see.
Taxpayer-funded three-star hotel accommodation provided for asylum seekers has been labelled discriminatory because paying guests receive better food than migrants who demand their “VIP status” be recognised.
Private contractor Clearsprings is housing 129 refugees at the Mediterranean-themed Europa Gatwick Hotel where migrants have their own rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, plus a television and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Yet, according to the Mail on Sunday, one of them was indignant about the conditions and demanded that they should be treated like VIPs.
The man, who has previously worked at hotels in Dubai, said: “We should be considered VIPs because we are long-staying guests. We are making money for this hotel.” Daily Stirrer Immigration posts
Turkey and Sadui Arabia Already Have Troops Fighting In Syria
Even mainstream media has been forced to concede that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are apparently ready to send ground forces to the Syrian battlefield as Assad's forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian elite troops but continue to grind down ISIS forces equipped with US made arms and ammunition via Saudi Arabia and funded by Turkey's illegal oil trade with the terrorist group.
What is the role of government in society? This has been and remains the most fundamental question in all political discussions and debates. Its answer determines the nature of the social order and how people are expected and allowed to interact with one another – on the basis of either force or freedom.
The alternatives are really rather simple. Government may be narrowly limited to perform the essential task of protecting each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Or it may be used to try to modify, influence, or dictate the conduct of the citizenry.
In the first case, the government is assigned the duty of impartial umpire, enforcing the societal rules against assault, murder, robbery, and fraud. All human relationships are to be based on mutual consent and voluntary association and exchange.
In the second case, government is an active player in people’s affairs, using its legitimized power of coercion to determine how the members of the society may live, work, and associate with each other. The government tries to assure certain outcomes or forms of behavior considered desirable by those who wield political authority.
More Government Means Increased Government Force
Muslim Women’s Network UK (MWNUK) named the Muslim-dominated city councils of Peterborough and Birmingham as a particular concern. The latter is already embroiled in a sexism row, and has been accused of covering up the activities of Muslim gangs alleged to have grooomed, abouse and sexually exploited under - age girls in council run care homes. Recently the Lord Mayor-elect and chairman of Birmingham’s Central Mosque was forced to step down because he said forced marriage was not a problem and lied about dealing with horrific cases of domestic abuse.
The MWNUK urged Labour leaders to investigate "systematic misogyny displayed by significant numbers of Muslim male local councillors" and suggested that Muslim men within Labour had been allowed to operate under the "patriarchal ‘biradari’ system".
"They don’t like women to be heard, to be empowered," a group spokeswoman told BBC2’s Newsnight, explaining how in Labour dominated councils talented Muslim women had been harassed out of top positions. In the examples given, the party had effectively allowed the men to enforce Sharia principles; ensuring women could not act freely without the permission of male guardians.
Optician Fozia Parveen claims her efforts to become a Labour councillor in Birmingham in 2007-8 were scuppered by Muslim men in the party: “At the time, I was aware of a smear campaign against me, they said that I was having an affair with one of the existing councillors. I was quite taken aback. People were turning up at my family home trying to intimidate my mum.”
She claimed Muslim men who were members of the local Labour party were behind the efforts to prevent her from standing.
Voters in Britain's referendum need to understand that the European Union was about building a federal superstate from day one
As the debate over the forthcoming EU referendum gears up, it would be wise perhaps to remember how Britain was led into membership in the first place. It seems to me that most people have little idea why one of the victors of the Second World War should have become almost desperate to join this "club". That's a shame, because answering that question is key to understanding why the EU has gone so wrong.
Most students seem to think that Britain was in dire economic straits, and that the European Economic Community – as it was then called – provided an economic engine which could revitalise our economy. Others seem to believe that after the Second World War Britain needed to recast her geopolitical position away from empire, and towards a more realistic one at the heart of Europe. Neither of these arguments, however, makes any sense at all.
German Scientist Confims Climate Change Ia A Politically Motivated Scam
Even as the inbred idiot Prince Charles was babbling to a hand picked audience about the skid marks in his underpants being caused by Climate Change, a somewhat more scientifically literate person, Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert, a retired geologist and data computation expert, has confirmed what those of us dubbed 'climate deniers' have been telling you for years ...
Opposition Party to Sue Austrian Government Over Complicity In People Trafficking
We have reported previously that in their eagerness to complete the genocide of Europe's white working classes, the political and business elites are prepared to make a mockery of their own laws. One way in which this has been done is by turning a blind eye to people trafficking so that the entry of illegal immigrants to Europe would not be slowed by national law. We can't claim credit for the action reported here, we have very few Austrian readers, but it's good to see oyhers are starting to think.
Accept Everything, Question Nothing
A chilling poll published in the US has revealed that 40% of those born in the 21st century – the so-called ‘Millennials’ – believe government should be able to limit speech regarded as offensive to minorities. The older the generation, the more opposed to outlawing aspects of free speech. The 35-50 ‘Gen X’ group approval of such a move was 27%; for the Baby Boomers (51-69), approval dropped to 24%, whilst the oldest age group asked (70-80) registered just 12% approval.
European Governments Hold "Secret" Meeting To Dismantle Borderless Travel
Since the spring of this year, when numbers of migrant flooding across the European Union's border illegaly began to rise exponentially we have predicted that the resultant crisis would bring about the end of the Schengen Agreement - under which 28 EU nations operate open internal borders, unravels in the face of the overwhelming flow of refugees fleeing the war-torn Mid-East
Afghan troops defect to Taliban in Helmand
According to news sources in Pakistan, up to sixty five Afghan soldiers, trained and armed by US and European military advisers, have defected to the resurgent Taliban, taking their weapons and equipment with them. Another 88 are reported to have been killed in heavy fighting between Taliban irregulars and government forces in the southern province of Helmand.
WW3 US GOVERNMENT wants a WORLD WAR 3
The situation in Syria has always been a proxy war between the United States and Russia, and that is even admitted by the mega news networks who don’t ever dare to mention Obama’s secret orders demanding support for the Syrian rebels back in 2011 (in order to crush the Putin-backed Assad).
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Tajammu Al-Ezza brigade fighters on an anti-aircraft weapon inspect the sky for helicopters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Hama countryside, May 6, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Bayoush) How the Syrian regime forces are attacking opposition under Russian cover HAMA, Syria — The Syrian regime launched a broadscale attack against the opposition …
President Barack Obama will hold a meeting at the White House on Friday with experts from both political parties to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. The meeting will include four former Secretaries of State -Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright – among others.
Cameron's Hopes For EU Membership Reforms For UK Torpedoed By Tusk
David Cameron’s hopes of winning serious concessions on sovereignty, border controls, contributions, trade agreements, human rights and labour laws so he could claim to have won a better deal for Britain by the time the in / out referendum starts next year European Union suffered an early blow when European Council President Donald Tusk warned that reaching a deal would be “very tough” ... Cameron's Hopes For EU Membership Reforms For UK Torpedoed By Tusk
US Debt Is Three Times More Than You Think
"The Hill" - The former U.S. comptroller general says the real U.S. debt is closer to about $65 trillion than the oft-cited figure of $18 trillion.
Dave Walker, who headed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said when you add up all of the nation’s unfunded liabilities, the national debt is more than three times the number generally advertised.
“If you end up adding to that $18.5 trillion the unfunded civilian and military pensions and retiree healthcare, the additional underfunding for Social Security, the additional underfunding for Medicare, various commitments and contingencies that the federal government has, the real number is about $65 trillion rather than $18 trillion, and it’s growing automatically absent reforms,” Walker told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 in an interview airing Sunday.
The former comptroller general, who is in charge of ensuring federal spending is fiscally responsible, said a burgeoning national debt hampers the ability of government to carry out both domestic and foreign policy initiatives.
“If you don’t keep your economy strong, and that means to be able to generate more jobs and opportunities, you’re not going to be strong internationally with regard to foreign policy, you’re not going to be able to invest what you need to invest in national defense and homeland security, and ultimately you’re not going to be able to provide the kind of social safety net that we need in this country,” he said.
He said Americans have “lost touch with reality” when it comes to spending.
Walker called for Democrats and Republicans to put aside partisan politics to come together to fix the problem.
“You can be a Democrat, you can be a Republican, you can be unaffiliated, you can be whatever you want, but your duty of loyalty needs to be to country rather than to party, and we need to solve some of the large, known, and growing problems that we have,” he said.
Russia Wins While West Spins
Like a good laundering machine, the Western media operate an efficient spin cycle for rinsing out dirty water. No sooner had Russia’s foreign ministry issued a fairly straightforward statement on Syria’s political future this week, then Western media news outlets were getting all in a lather with the spin that Moscow was preparing to hang Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out to dry. What that reaction shows is that these outlets are dutifully laundering the political agenda of their governments. That agenda seems to involve getting Russia to implement, unwittingly, the Western objective of regime change in Damascus.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS as saying that the Syrian leader’s hold on power was not a matter of principle for Moscow. She also spoke about other important issues: the imperative to respect the sovereign right of the Syrian people to decide the political future of their country; and that regime change in Syria would usher in even greater disaster from terrorism and refugees.
However, it was the words on Assad that got picked up and thrown into the spin cycle with haste. Britain’s state broadcaster, the BBC, issued a breaking news flash with the headline: ‘Russia says keeping Assad not crucial’. While American channel CNN adverted that: ‘Russian leaders were opening the door for Assad’s exit’.
Such so-called news items are laughably becoming more like commercial breaks. Commercial breaks between, well, more commercial breaks. Low on intelligent content and pitched to get viewers to buy somebody’s tawdry product.
There was nothing further to back up either report on BBC or CNN – only a selective, speculative interpretation of the words from the Russian foreign ministry. There was no mention of the sovereign right of the Syrian nation nor of the global-scale disaster if regime change were to take place. Just a seemingly puerile gaze at the words about Assad’s staying in power not being «a matter of principle» for Moscow.
What the Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman actually said was this: «We have never said Assad's staying in power is a principled aspect. We are saying that the change of regime in Syria could become a disaster not only on a local or even regional scale, but, with account for that problem with refugees that we have now, this could become a big black hole».
Russia had already warned about Western media «juggling with its words» over Syria, and in particular on attempts to wilfully distort its policy. Following the Vienna summit last weekend on Syria, there was Western speculation that Moscow had tacitly agreed to Assad relinquishing power. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sternly dismissed then what he called were «rumours».
«I heard that the rumours are being spread already that it has been or will be agreed that Assad will step down in some period of time. This is not the case,» said Lavrov.
If Western media were to provide a journalistic service instead of laundering their governments’ political agenda then they might have reported that Russia’s position is rightly centred on the sovereignty of Syria and on the defeat of foreign-backed terrorism in that country. That Moscow is saying that the question of Bashar al-Assad staying in power, or not, is not a matter of principle is simply stating that Russia does not view the Syrian leader as a life-long president. Assad’s presidency will be subject to the democratic will of the people, which is the all-important sovereign point. What is so controversial or enigmatic about stating that? Nothing, unless there is a mischievous will to misconstrue.
Put another way, if Russia had said instead that Assad staying in power was a matter of principle for Moscow, then the Western media would no doubt have gone into double-spin mode and claimed that the Kremlin was dictating that the Syrian leader must remain in presidential office forever – regardless of the will of the electorate. One can imagine the headlines in that scenario: ‘Putin lays down law to Syrian people’ and so on.
Of course, Western media spinning is hardly new and the consequences of the latest dash to misinterpret will no doubt be as fleeting as a soapy bubble. But the alacrity with which Western media outlets operated on the issue is instructive.
Russia’s military operation in Syria to protect the state and its sovereignty from foreign-orchestrated mercenary terror groups has dealt a devastating blow to Washington’s covert military agenda of regime change. That agenda, instrumented by the deployment of mercenary terror groups, predates the outbreak of violence in Syria in March 2011 by several years, as uncovered by American journalist Seymour Hersh. Also as disclosed by former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, as well as leaked US diplomatic cables indicate from as early as 2009.
Washington and its allies are now being compelled to use a political means to achieve what they couldn’t otherwise pull off by covert military means – because of Vladimir Putin’s bold intervention in Syria, beginning on September 30.
Recall, too, that US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded last month, with typical haughtiness, for Russia to «bring Assad to the negotiating table». Not that there is much to discuss as far as Washington, London or Paris are concerned. Assad has to go, in their arrogant view, sooner or later.
By going into so-called «diplomacy mode», as opposed to covert terrorist-supporting mode, what the Western imperial overlords expect is for Russia to comply with a political framework concocted in order to push Assad from power. That modus operandi is a negation of Syrian sovereignty, of course. And Russia is much too intelligent to be hoodwinked by these Western charlatans.