Friday, March 31, 2017

The vomit-inducing hypocrisy of the 1%ters


A "must read" on the stench of hypocrisy wafting up and polluting our planet in a more disastrous way than anything else ever known to earthlings ... and almost all of it coming from the leaders of the Western nations and their hangers-on.

Felicity Arbuthnot at DissidentVoice
Westminster Attack: Courage, Cowardice and Double Standards

The attack outside and inside London’s Westminster Parliament just before 4 pm local time on Wednesday 22nd March resulted in five deaths, including the assailant and forty injured. The confirmed British-born attacker, Adrian Elms – but with a number of alias’ including the much quoted Khalid Masood – drove a grey Hyundai SUV over Westminster Bridge, which spans the River Thames as it flows past Parliament, mounting the pavement and mowing down pedestrians crossing the great span, with it’s panoramic city views.

Some forty people were injured, twenty nine treated in hospital, with seven initially in a critical condition. Speaking in Parliament the next morning Prime Minister Theresa May listed the injured including twelve Britons, three of whom were police officers returning from an Award ceremony, three French children, two Romanians, four South Koreans, one Pole, one Irish, one Chinese, one Italian, an American and two Greeks....

.....Safely back in her official residence, behind Downing Street’s fortified walls and soaring iron gates, guarded by colleagues of PC Palmer, she paid tribute to the emergency services: “ … these exceptional men and women ran towards the danger even as they encouraged others to move the other way.”

She talked of terrorists targeting Parliament because they hated the “values our Parliament represents – democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law” and the “spirit of (it’s engendered) freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe.”

It has to be wondered whether those still under bombardment from the UK or its ally the US, in Afghanistan after sixteen years, Iraq after fourteen years, in Libya, Syria, Yemen; Palestinians remembering the decimation the Balfour Declaration has wrought on them for generations – when May had declared that in this, its centenary year, it is to be remembered in special UK “celebrations” – share quite such a starry eyed view of the “values”, “human rights” and “freedoms” etc., emanating from ”the Mother of Parliaments.”....

....A spokesman for the US led Mosul slaughter:

    Operation Inherent Resolve”, responded with: “The coalition respects human life, which is why we are assisting our Iraqi partner forces in their effort to liberate their lands from ISIS brutality.

He has clearly forgotten what the US has demonstrated in Iraq – with a brief break – fourteen years of their “respect for human life” – and the comment from a bewildered senior US military man to Major General Antonio Taguba during his investigation into the horrors, torture and death inflicted by US forces at Abu Ghraib: “But they were only Iraqis.”

Another friend provided me unwittingly with the conclusion for this inadequate piece on towering double standards. Thank you:

    Do we not all bleed the same?

    8/3 Kabul, Afghanistan – 49 dead. Silence

    9/3 Tikrit, Iraq – 30 dead. Silence

    11/3 Damascus, Syria – 74 dead. Silence

    15/3 Damascus, Syria – 40 dead. Silence

    16/3 Al-Jineh, Syria – 46 dead. Silence

    21/3 Raqqa, Syria – 33 dead. Silence

    21/3 Westminster, London – 5 dead.

    22/3 Mosul, Iraq – 240 dead. Silence

    They say we are all born equal.

    But only the (Western deemed) “worthy” die as humans.

    The others are simply forgotten.......

Assad interview with a Chinese TV station ....


which I believe is in Philadelphia. This interview was conducted sometime early this month.


The Korea Problem


Only the brain dead will believe all the negative propaganda originating from the USA and from their minions the UK and others, on North Korea. 
While the USA+gang portrays North Korea as evil incarnate, they will never ever even whisper about the goings-on in their colony of South Korea.

Keith Harmon Snow at DissidentVoice
The Korea Problem

The United States and its allies have embarked on a dangerous path of aggression against the government of North Korea and its allies China and Russia.

As usual, the western propaganda system presents a near unified front showing how horrible and atrocious the North Korean government is purported to be, and how murderous and ruthless and amoral their intentions are purported to be, and how their military objectives and missile programs — now allegedly targeting the “free” world–are out to dominate the rest of the world, starting with their deadly missiles being launched against the United States and our ally Japan.  So goes the propaganda.

Let’s look again

The people of South Korea — a country occupied by the US military since 1950 with between 326,000 US soldiers (during the Korean War) and 28,500 US soldiers (today) — have seen massive human rights violations, repression and state terrorism.  Since the first military dictator was installed in South Korea by the United States military in 1953, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has perpetrated massive atrocities against its own citizens and against citizens in other countries.  This is a so-called “member of the international community.”...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More than 1000 civilians, mostly women and children, slaughtered in Iraq and Syria by USA+ gang


Trump is as big a warlord as was Obama.  Genocide by the USA and its partners in crime, is being committed in Mosul and parts of Syria.  Amazingly, there are still many millions of Americans who 
are either so downright ignorant or naively stupid that they have the chutzpah to ask "why do they hate us?"
Vomit-inducing.


University education gone to the dogs


The dumbing-down of American youth continues to continue.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky at GlobalResearch
“Fake Scholarship” and the Future of America’s University

Harvard University has established a modern version of the Catholic Church’s Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a list of prohibited online publications which are tagged as “fake” and “false”, broadly following the politically tainted “List” of censored independent and alternative media. As we recall the Catholic Church’s Index was a list of books “deemed heretical, anti-clerical or lascivious”.1

Ex Cathedra, Harvard has decided in one fell swoop that virtually the entire US based “Alternative Media” pertaining to tens of thousands of authors would be categorized not only as fake news, but fake science, knowledge and analysis.

The Harvard Index however goes far beyond the Catholic Church’s Index which selectively banned books after careful reading, review and evaluation within the Church’s hierarchy. This frivolous decision by Harvard constitutes a violation of the most fundamental principles of  university education which are debate, discussion, critique and analysis.

The Harvard Index acts as a Lynchpin. It establishes a “new normal”, a guideline to colleges and universities across the land, regarding what we can or cannot read, what we can or cannot write.

Is it a conspiracy? Yes it is.  Harvard’s Index broadly undermines the foundation of University education. It instates academic mediocrity.

In turn, the targeted websites...

Friday, March 24, 2017

World's scariest drug "Devil's Breath"


I am willing to bet that this particular drug or something like it was given by ISIS aka al Qaeda aka headchoppers to their zombie-like prisoners, those we saw on those numerous videos, before beheading or burning them alive. 
I am also wondering if similar substances + hypnotism is being used on Muslim "terrorists" by ghoulish puppet masters. The puppet masters could be within the ranks of the ISIS/al Qaeda/headchoppers or outside it....even in the government bodies of the West.

Yes, I no longer trust any of them.  Killing one's own citizens to serve  the higher green greedy god of money, is in almost all  politicians' DNA.
Funny that almost all Muslim "terrorists" somehow meet their ends only after they have done most of the nasty, but meet their end they do .... so we the general public never get to hear their end of the terror event.

The VICE documentary below has collected 22M+ views. Worth watching.




Here what Drugs.com  has to say about this drug. 

 

Terrorist Organizations are Empire's Modern Mercenaries


Yup!  Absolutely factual!  

Tony Cartalucci at LandDestroyer
Keeping the Myth and the Islamic State Alive

Joint Syrian-Russian-Iranian operations against foreign-funded and armed militant groups across Syrian territory have incrementally dismantled and frustrated the fighting capacity of groups including the so-called Islamic State, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, and a myriad of other fronts coordinated and arrayed from abroad against Damascus.

With the Russian intervention in late 2015, considerable air power was applied to these militant fronts' logistical lines extending beyond Syria's borders. As the supplies were cut, Syrian forces and their allies were able to isolate and eliminate one stronghold after another.

Now, many of these groups face defeat within Syria, prompting their foreign sponsors into two courses of action - posing as the forces responsible for their defeat as the US and Turkey are attempting to do amid their respective, illegal incursions into Syrian territory, and creating a narrative to serve as cover for the evacuation and harboring of these militant groups elsewhere for future use.

Terrorist Organizations are Empire's Modern Mercenaries
Just before and since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, Anglo-American interests have cultivated militant groups across its territory to divide and conquer the entire region - contributing toward Washington and London's greater global hegemonic ambitions.

The terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, created in part from the shattered remains of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood defeated by Hafez Al Assad in the 1980's, would be deployed next to Afghanistan after their foreign-backed bid to overthrow the Syrian government failed.......

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cartoons .... Trump and Trump's USA






 



NATO is sooo regressive. Who in their right mind want wars? Russia and China are the true progressives


IMO, neither Russia nor China will make the first move if our planet sees another WW.  If at all one of them is purported to have attacked a NATO member or one of their neighbours, that would surely be  a false flag event. Those of us with our eyes wide open, know by now who are the demonic entities well versed in such false attacks. 
Both countries are more for trade and improvement of it ... not for wars. Wars are the daily wishes and desires of the unsavory warmongers found in plenty in the USA, Israel, UK and the EU.


Gilbert Doctorow at ConsortiumNews
What Russia Wants — and Expects

As Democrats and the mainstream U.S. media focus intensely on still unproven charges of Russian election meddling to explain Hillary Clinton’s surprising defeat, the furor has forced an embattled President Trump to retreat from his plans to cooperate with Russia on fighting terrorism and other global challenges.
Amid the anti-Russian hysteria, Trump’s Cabinet members and United Nations ambassador have gone out of their way to reiterate the tough policy positions of the Obama administration with respect to Russia, underlining that nothing has changed. For its part, Congress has plunged into McCarthyistic hearings aimed at Trump supporters who may have met with Russians before the 2016 elections.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin has duly noted these developments in Washington. In Moscow, the breakthrough in relations that some had hoped for is now dismissed as improbable. On the other hand, while the United States is tearing itself apart in partisan fighting, Russia is getting a much-needed breather from the constant ratcheting up of pressure from the West that it experienced over the past three years.

We hear from Russian elites more and more how they plan to proceed on the international stage in the new circumstances. The byword is self-reliance and pursuit of the regional and global policies that have been forming over the past couple of years as the confrontation with the United States escalated.

These policies have nothing to do with some attack on the Baltic States or Poland, the nightmare scenarios pushed by neoconservatives and liberal interventionists in the U.S. and the European Union. The Russian plans also have nothing to do with subversion of elections in France or Germany, the other part of the fevered imaginations of the West.....

Cartoons ..... Canadian







How Israel went flying to the rescue of ISIS, Al Qaeda and other headchoppers in Syria


This is Zionism in the form of demonic entity Netanyahu and his gang of ghouls. 

Stephen Lendman at GlobalResearch
Netanyahu Vows Continued War on Syria

War in Syria isn’t civil as falsely reported. It’s US launched aggression, aided by NATO, Israel and other rogue regional allies.

Its aim is regime change. Washington wants another imperial trophy. It wants Iran’s government toppled.

It wants regional control along with Israel, weakening or eliminating Russian and Chinese influence in the Middle East.

Imperialism is dirty business, human lives and welfare of no consequence. Millions of casualties attest to US viciousness. Trump seems bent in escalating things on the phony pretext of combating terrorism America supports.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu denied reports about Russia demanding Israel halt airstrikes in Syria, vowing they’ll continue.

Their aim is more about weakening the country than targeting weapons convoys allegedly intended for Hezbollah.

Pretexts are easy to invent to justify lawlessness. Attacking the territory of another country for any reason other than Security Council authorized self-defense constitutes the highest high crime against peace, a flagrant international law violation.

Netanyahu said he told Putin during his March 9 Moscow visit that Israel’s “policy is consistent.

    “We will not allow Israel to be attacked from Syrian territory, and we will not tolerate the transfer of advanced weaponry of those entering Syria – Hezbollah – to the extent that we detect it.”

Translation: Israel is allied with Washington’s regime change objective, Syrian territory attacked to advance this aim.

The issue isn’t about “Israel’s national security,” as Netanyahu claims. It reflects its regional hegemonic ambitions – war, instability and aiding terrorist fighters its strategy of choice.

Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes again terror-bombed Syrian targets. Reports indicated Syrian army posts in Mount Qasioum near Damascus were struck – the fourth such incident in the past week.

Israel apparently wants conflict escalated. It’s goading Syria to respond more forcefully, wanting a convenient pretext to escalate attacks........

Inside Palestine's Refugee Camps


If you can pull your neck out of that nice warm sand, watch at least a few minutes from the 9 min mark. Is this the kind of treatment that human beings "deserve" in this day and age when we rightly should despise this kind of torture, imprisonment and slavery???


Dear Israeli Government


Do Israeli Jews possess mirrors?  Can they see what they have become?  All self serving, wanna-be-billionaire Jews, whether in Israel or outside it, remind me of the Dorian Gray character in Oscar Wilde's "Picture of Dorian Gray". 

Alison Weir at DissidentVoice
Israel’s New Travel Ban

Dear Israeli Government:

You’ve recently banned foreigners who support boycotts against Israel or Israeli settlements from being allowed to enter Israel – even Jewish foreigners, a first for the self-proclaimed Jewish state After all, your “Law of Return” has allowed (and encouraged) Jewish foreigners to freely immigrate to Israel, even as multitudes of Palestinians have been banned from returning to their homes.

People throughout the Western world have objected in outrage to your new law, particularly Jewish Westerners who have family and connections in Israel from whom they’ll be cut off in retaliation for their political positions.

Critics, even some who oppose boycotting Israel and who have had no problem with excluding Palestinians, have called out the law for diverse reasons: its quashing of free debate and political expression, its anti-democratic nature, how it will affect them and others personally.

I support these objections.

But I’m not trying to visit Israel.

I want to go to Bethlehem and Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron, Jenin and Tulkarem. I hope to return to Khan Yunis, Rafah, Gaza City, and numerous other towns and villages in the West Bank and Gaza.

In other words, I want to go to Palestine – a country recognized by 136 countries around the world. But your law,.....

LGBTetc ...Gender-nonsense continues to annoy


Going back in time to Aldous Huxley and his insights


Really worth a read.

From InformationClearingHouse
The Ultimate Revolution

By Aldous Huxley
Aldous huxley Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, rated number one in the List Muse Top 100 Fiction books list, here discusses influence, controlling the public mind and government.

    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”  Aldous Huxley

    Transcript – The Ultimate Revolution
    March 20, 1962 Berkeley Language Center – Speech Archive SA 0269

Moderator:

{garbled}Aldous Huxley, a renowned Essayist and Novelist who during the spring semester is residing at the university in his capacity of a Ford research professor. Mr Huxley has recently returned from a conference at the Institute for the study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara where the discussion focused on the development of new techniques by which to control and direct human behavior. Traditionally it has been possible to suppress individual freedom through the application of physical coercion through the appeal of ideologies through the manipulation of man’s physical and social environment and more recently through the techniques, the cruder techniques of psychological conditioning. The Ultimate Revolution, about which Mr. Huxley will speak today, concerns itself with the development of new behavioral controls, which operate directly on the psycho-physiological organisms of man. That is the capacity to replace external constraint by internal compulsions. As those of us who are familiar with Mr. Huxley’s works will know, this is a subject of which he has been concerned for quite a period of time. Mr. Huxley will make a presentation of approximately half an hour followed by some brief discussions and questions by the two panelists sitting to my left, Mrs. Lillian {garbled} and Mr. John Post. Now Mr. Huxley

Huxley:
Thank You.
{Applause}

Uh, First of all, the, I’d like to say, that the conference at Santa Barbara was not directly concerned with the control of the mind. That was a conference, there have been two of them now, at the University of California Medical center in San Francisco, one this year which I didn’t attend, and one two years ago where there was a considerable discussion on this subject. At Santa Barbara we were talking about technology in general and the effects it’s likely to have on society and the problems related to technological transplanting of technology into underdeveloped countries.

Well now in regard to this problem of the ultimate revolution, this has been very well summed up by the moderator. In the past we can say that all revolutions have essentially aimed at changing the environment in order to change the individual. I mean there’s been the political revolution, the economic revolution, in the time of the reformation, the religious revolution. All these aimed, not directly at the human being, but at his surroundings. So that by modifying the surroundings you did achieve, did one remove the effect of the human being.

Today we are faced, I think, with the approach of what may be called the ultimate revolution, the final revolution, where man can act directly on the mind-body of his fellows. Well needless to say some kind of direct action on human mind-bodies has been going on since the beginning of time. But this has generally been of a violent nature. The Techniques of terrorism have been known from time immemorial and people have employed them with more or less ingenuity sometimes with the utmost cruelty, sometimes with a good deal of skill acquired by a process of trial and error finding out what the best ways of using torture, imprisonment, constraints of various kinds.

But, as, I think it was (sounds like Mettenicht) said many years ago, you can do everything with {garbled} except sit on them. If you are going to control any population for any length of time, you must have some measure of consent, it’s exceedingly difficult to see how pure terrorism can function indefinitely. It can function for a fairly long time, but I think sooner or later you have to bring in an element of persuasion an element of getting people to consent to what is happening to them.

It seems to me that the nature of the ultimate revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: That we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will ........

The Empire Files: "How Palestine Became Colonized



Asking foolish questions ...


but never the ones that really matter.

Richard Falk at ForeignPolicyJournal
Asking Foolish Questions About Serious Issues

Does it serve the interests of the United States to unilaterally set the rules of the game in international relations?

When the Clinton campaign started bitching about Russia interfering in US elections by hacking into the DNC, I was struck by their excesses of outrage and the virtual absence of any acknowledgement that the United States has been interfering in dozens of foreign elections for decades with no apparent second thoughts. CNN and other media bring one national security expert after another to mount various cases against Putin and the Kremlin and to insist that Russia is up to similar mischief in relation to the upcoming French elections. And never do they dare discuss whether such interference is a rule of the game, similar to espionage, or whether what was alleged to have been done by the Russians might lead the US political leaders and its intelligence agencies to reconsider its own reliance on such tactics to help sway foreign elections....

....There are three appropriate questions to pose: (1) What can we do to increase cyber defenses to prevent future intrusions, and restore domestic confidence that elections in the United States reflect the unimpeded will of the citizenry and are not the result of machinations by outsiders? (2) Do we possess the means to ascertain the impact of such intrusions on the outcome of the 2016 national elections, and if such investigation points beyond a reasonable doubt to the conclusion that without the intrusion Clinton would have won, should that void the result, and impose on Congress the duty to arrange for a new emergency electoral procedure for selecting a president free from taint (especially if the Trump campaign aided and abetted the Russian intrusion)? (3) Are there ways to bolster norms against interventions in the internal affairs of sovereign states that offer protection against such interference? Note that giving convincing answers to these questions is not a simple matter, and requires serious reflection and debate...

...Does it serve the interests of the United States to set the rules of the game in international relations with respect to nuclear policy, making little pretense of being bound by the standards imposed on other sovereign states, especially those non-nuclear states accused of taking steps to acquire the weaponry? The tigers control the mice, and the idea of a rule of law that treats equals equally is completely foreign to the American mindset in the 21st century when it comes to the role of hard power, security policy, and grand strategy in international life, but interestingly, but much less so in the context of trade and investment. This distinction is worth pondering.

In other words when it comes to security policy and grand strategy, there are two basic rules of contemporary geopolitics that contravene the golden rule of ethical behavior:

Rule #1: Do not allow others to do unto you what you frequently do to others (the Russian hacking discourse);

Rule #2: Do unto others what you would never accept others doing unto you (cyber attacks on Iran and North Korea).....

Empire Files: Israeli Army Vet’s Exposé - “I Was the Terrorist”


Abby Martin talks to an Israeli  army vet who gives a first hand account of the neverending sins in Netanyahu's Israel


"The Hatred of Trump runs so deep ....


Good read!

Peter Giraldi at UnzReview
Neocons as a Figment of Imagination
Criticizing their thuggery is anti-Semitism?

We have a president who is belligerent towards Iran, who is sending “boots on the ground” to fight ISIS, who loves Israel passionately and who is increasing already bloated defense budgets. If one were a neoconservative, what is there not to like, yet neocons in the media and ensconced comfortably in their multitude of think tanks hate Donald Trump. I suspect it comes down to three reasons. First, it is because Trump knows who was sticking the knife in his back during his campaign in 2016 and he has neither forgiven nor hired them. Nor does he pay any attention to their bleating, denying them the status that they think they deserve because of their self-promoted foreign policy brilliance.

And second, Trump persists in his desire to “do business” with Russia. The predominantly Jewish neocons always imagine the thunder of hooves of approaching Cossacks preparing to engage in pogroms whenever they hear the word Russia. And this is particularly true of Vladimir Putin’s regime, which is Holy Russia revived. When not musing over how it is always 1938 and one is in Munich, neocons are nearly as unsettled when they think it is 1905 in Odessa.

The third reason, linked to number two, is that having a plausible and dangerous enemy like Russia on tap keeps the cash flowing from defense industries to the foundations and think tanks that the neocons nest in when they are not running the Pentagon and National Security Council. Follow the money. So it is all about self-interest combined with tribal memory: money, status and a visceral hatred of Russia.

The hatred of Trump runs so deep that a.......

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tucker Carlson of Fox News talks to Theo Padnos, ex-prisoner of Al-Nusra/Al Qaeda in Syria


Hmm ... gotta watch more of Tucker Carlson. He's not bought into the Big Brother narrative of what's going on in Syria.


Bloomberg lists 80 programs that stand to lose under Trump's proposed budget


He's doing right in many quarters at home BUT not in his foreign affairs policies.  Wasn't he supposed to stop interfering in the Middle East and butting out of  other countries' affairs.  US personnel have gone uninvited into Syria, they are still occupying Iraq on the pretext of defending Iraqis from ISIS that the USA itself is largely responsible for creating in the first place.  Then there's Afghanistan where the occupation has been going on for 16 long years and bombing and death is a daily business.  


If not for the illegal foreign wars and the misinformation on Iran and Shia Muslims  that he has been brainwashed with by the Gaza butchers and lawn mowing Israeli Jews, I would say he's doing a "not too bad" of a job at home.

At first glance, it might look like he's being a meano but when you consider how the money is distributed to the same kind of causes but under different "names" of the entities, you can see that the duplicates are being done away with.

Informative article below with graphs,etc:


These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes massive cuts across most of the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture face unprecedented discretionary funding cuts in excess of 25 percent, as Trump attempts to boost the military and national security.

Trump’s budget also proposes eliminating discretionary funding altogether for at least 19 agencies and 61 other programs. Plans for new NASA missions, climate change research, aid for low-income families and funding for commercial flights to rural airports would all be on the chopping block. Trump says many of these programs are inefficient or duplicative. All this could change; Trump will deliver a final budget in May and Congress would have to approve the cuts—something they have often resisted in the past.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Videos of some of the protests (hopefully a prelude to the much-needed revolution) in the USA













Saturday, March 11, 2017

US State Department report on Saudi Arabia 2016 Human Rights


 Below is the respond from the ADHRB (Americans for Democracy and Human Rights for Bahrain) to the "Saudi Arabia 2016 Human Rights Report" from the US State Dept.

ADHRB Responds to State Department’s 2016 Saudi Arabia Human Rights Report

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) cautiously welcomes the United States Department of State’s Saudi 2016 Human Rights report. With several exceptions, the report addresses the numerous human rights abuses perpetrated by the Saudi government within the last year.

Released on 3 March 2017, the report addresses a number of thematic issue areas, including freedom of expression and assembly, detention, torture and unfair trials, executions, human rights defenders, and labor violations. The report describes the legal frameworks underpinning the myriad human rights abuses committed by the government. It illustrates how the Basic Law and Press and Publications Law in conjunction with regulatory agencies and ministerial bodies work to censor or close media outlets, while security forces detain bloggers and writers who criticize the government. It notes that the government prohibits protests and political gatherings, while also refusing to license political and social organizations. The country does not allow for the functioning of political or social civil society and closes organizations and jails activists who attempt to operate such organizations. Among the groups officials have forced to close are the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights, the Adala Center for Human Rights, al-Belady–a women’s civil society group–and the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to criminalizing critical expression and associations, the report notes that prisoners sometimes face unfair trials marred by torture and torture-coerced confessions. Among the detainees who were sentenced in trials that did not comply with international standards of due process and fair trials are Fadhil al-Manasif, Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah al-Zaher. In al-Nimr, al-Zaher, and al-Marhoon’s cases, the court refused to allow them access to their lawyers while they were detained and later admitted their coerced confessions as viable evidence in their trials. This evidence proved crucial in sentencing them to death.

While the State Department’s report highlights and discusses widespread human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, there are several significant issues with the report. In the report, the State Department states that, “There was one allegation that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings in the country.” However, ADHRB would like to call attention to the executions of four minors on 2 January 2016, Amin al-Ghamidi, Ali al-Ribh, Mustafa Abkar, and Mishaal al-Faraaj. The government arrested them while they were under the age of 18 and detained them incommunicado. Officials tortured them until they confessed to a number of crimes put to them by authorities. Throughout their detention, officials denied them the right to talk to their lawyers. During their court proceedings, the court and prosecution used their coerced confessions to convict them and sentence them to death. The nature of their arrests, detention, and trials violates international law and international standards of due process and fair trials, such that their executions resemble arbitrary or unlawful killings......


Mexico ... Plaza de las Tres Culturas OR the remains of the pyramids and temples of the ancient Aztec city of Tlatelolco


Unfortunately, invaders, conquerors and occupiers besides being murderers are also looters and destroyers and the Spanish conquistadors committed all these atrocities..on steroids.




The Spaniards destroyed the larger temples or pyramids of  this ancient city of Tlatelolco so they could use the stones from them to build the church that you see in the background of the first pic above.

Tlatelolco is called the Place of Three Cultures because what's visible to the naked eye as soon as you set sight on the place is ...  the Aztec culture of almost 800 years ago via what's left of their pyramids which formed a part of their ancient city, and right behind the ruins is seen the Santiago de Tlatelolco Catholic Church, built by the Spaniards with stolen Aztec materials and then you see the buildings of  modern Mexico lining the streets behind the church.




We strolled down those streets and walked into the grounds of some of the many housing complexes and they looked a lot like some we have here in Canada.



Archeologists are finding more artifacts and tombs in the grounds of this  ancient city and parts of the site are under tents (see last pic) where the digging for past history continues. 



If you want to learn more, go
here and here.

 

Mexico ... Mexicans' Fascination with the Day of the Dead ...

  
known to most of us Christians as  All Souls Day.

Although, we were in Mexico in February and the Day of the Dead was celebrated months before that, the skeletal figures dressed up in fine red gowns and set up in various public arenas were prominently in view.  Check out pics from my camera below.











In a local market in the middle of Mexico City, with a myriad of tiny little lanes cramped with shops selling every kind of merchandise your heart desires, imagine our surprise when we came across what you see in the second pic below. 


What I liked most about Mexico is the fact that it's a Catholic country and the evidence of it is everywhere.
Missing "prominently" were waddling black tents.  So lovely!! Unlike Toronto. *sigh*


A short while before coming upon this place, we had heard the chiming of bells like the call for The Angelus and saw a Catholic priest with his acolyte, both chanting prayers while walking along the same little corridor with what looked like some kind of offering. We tried to follow the two to satisfy our curiosity as to what was going on but lost them in the maze of shops and the throng of people.  Were they there to lay an offering at the altar of the skeleton or at the altar of Jesus ... we wish we had seen.

If you want to learn more about the custom of the Day of the Dead, go here and here.


Mexico .... Expensive chocolates and cheap street food


We were lucky to be in Mexico City during the weekend a Chocolate Festival and Chocolates and Eggs exhibition was being held in the city centre.
 

Below some pics of the chocolates and buyers milling around the offers.  The chocolates on sale inside the hall were, IMO,  not cheap,  but there were several dozen stalls outside the main halls where vendors and buyers made themselves pretty happy.

Street food, especially in Mexico City, is unbelievably  cheap. We snacked on corn tacos, tortas and quesadillas every chance we got. These all come  filled with meat - mainly pork or chicken +  with powerfully spicy green or red chili sauces.. Although, we had packed some strips of Imodium, none of us had need for them. 

Below some pics from my camera. They include one art display titled "Jaque Mate" which I thought was a nice play on words.  Also included is a pic of the door of an upscale choc shop. Notice the gold lances shaped like cocoa beans. We bought a bag of chocs from the shop and before we reached the hotel, they were all gone.









 






Sunday, March 5, 2017

White Helmets OR how Hollywood nitwits got taken in by Al Qaeda affiliates and a British ....

military contractor, the owner of a questionable outfit which is probably doubling as a "terrorist-for-hire" kind of dirty business

Just like so many other industries that are going down and remaining down,  Hollywood is on its way out.  There's one thing that's good that's come out of this shameful and sordid event and that is: More and more people are waking up to what Hollywood and the airheads connected to it are doing to dumb down Americans and large tracts of our world.  After this latest disgrace, future documentaries that are given the stamp of approval by Hollywood will be best avoided or taken with a sackful of salt.  Once a liar is found out to be a liar, everything from that source is rendered suspect.

Below are some enlightened voices that have thrown sunlight on how deep run the sewers where American/UK/EU and unfortunately perhaps Canada too, has been aligning with Al Qaeda, White Helmets and other similar unsavory outfits to somehow bring down the Assad government. 

Multitude of links inside the articles.

Eva Nartlett speaks to Sean Stone

The above from a few months ago.

Hiroyuki Hamada at DissidentVoice
How Much Does It Cost to Tell a Lie That Big?

It was quite expected but I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that the US backed propaganda organization, the White Helmets, has effectively received an Oscar for the short documentary film about them.  Which, of course, indicates that it is not just acceptable to twist facts and call a group of people with documented criminal activities “heroes”, but it is acceptable to award them with cultural, artistic and humanistic recognition.  And it is all for the sake of waging a colonial war against a country that does not quite follow the imperial ways.

How much does it cost to tell a lie that big?  What is the human price of making people complicit in a project of death and suffering?  What consequences do we pay in erasing facts and twisting history when we regard ourselves as cultural beings? But all these questions are perhaps trivial compared to the 500,000 deaths, displacements of half of the population, and all the destruction inflicted by the imperial assault against Syria so far.

This is a huge operation involving many layers of the establishment and the society at large.  How can so many people claim to be blind to the facts and accept the lies and deceptions?

The western governments lie about the power dynamics on the ground in Syria while supporting proxy terrorists.  The media parrot the official narratives and promote fabrications of facts and analyses. Artists contribute by making up stories to help people visualize the lies as a part of a manufactured “reality”. All these efforts are supported by the financial interests that profit from the war efforts and the subsequent neoliberal colonization of Syria.  And we must note that Syria is only an example among such nations as Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Nicaragua, Ukraine and many others........



Brandon Tuberville at his blog
White Helmets Stand In Solidarity With al-Qaeda -
Hold Citizens Hostage In Damascus With No Water - Still Worthy Of A Peace Prize?
Only a short time after the terrorist support group known as the White Helmets, thoroughly exposed and discredited by the alternative media, were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the true nature of the organization is on display yet again. This time, the water crisis in Damascus represents the fake humanitarian organization’s time to shine.

Shortly after the liberation of Aleppo, al-Qaeda fighters in the Barada Valley outside Damascus dumped diesel fuel into the water supply to the city on December 22. Obviously, this made the water supply impossible to consume and, on December 23, the Syrian military launched a campaign to retake the area and to restore the city’s water supply.

According to the Moon of Alabama website, photos were even posted online showing the water treatment plant rigged with explosives but those photos were, according to MOA, removed from the internet....

SouthFront at BSNews
Volunteers by day, terrorists by night: The double life of White Helmets
Volunteers of the White Helmets civil defense organization have a double life: they are ‘volunteers’ by day and terrorists by night.

Photos, published online, reveal ‘the second life’ of volunteers of the White Helmets civil defense organization that operates throughout the Syrian territory, controlled by the ‘moderate’ opposition.

According to the photos, the volunteers spend one part of their lives, providing assistance to civilian population, and then transform into members of terrorist groups and shoot at the same civilians.

The White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), was founded in early 2013 by British security consultant James Le Mesurier. The organization is supported by Mayday Rescue, a foundation, registered in the Netherlands. The SCD was created as “a response to indiscriminate bombardment of civilian communities in rebel-held areas by the Syrian Arab Air Force.” However, according to an official statement, the mission of the White Helmets is “to save the greatest number of lives in the shortest possible time and to minimize further injury to people and damage to property.”.......

From JournalNeo
Clooney and the “White Helmets,” Dupe or Dope?
George Clooney, one of Hollywood’s biggest box office names, a man with pretentions for the presidency for sure and sworn enemy of President-elect Donald Trump, has announced plans to make a film honoring Syria’s White Helmets. To the much of the public subjected to fake and censored news, the White Helmets are heroes. Always in areas controlled by “moderate opposition” or, quite frankly outright terrorists like ISIS and the group formerly named Jabat al Nusra, this organization has been lauded as the savior of the Syrian people from the beastly depredations of the “regime” and its “brutal dictator,” Assad.

The truth is something a bit different, a truth it would have taken Clooney only a few moments on the internet to discover, that or the most minimal research, which he either did or didn’t do. If he didn’t do the research, he is a dupe, meaning he has been fooled into supporting a terrorist group against a legitimate democratically elected government for purposes of protecting and supporting paid mercenary murders. Sound harsh? Probably not harsh enough as we will get into shortly.

The other possibility, of course, is that Clooney is buying his way into politics by making friends with the same ultra-rightest groups that founded the White Helmets and have used similar fronts with the same roots, as we will show, to propagandize color revolutions that have turned into disaster after disaster. From Vanessa Beeley for Global Research:
The western media mythology goes as follows:

    “They are made up of former bakers, builders, taxi drivers, students, teachers, pretty much anything apart from rescue workers,” according to the much repeated phrase used by their British ex-military, USAR (Urban Search & Rescue) trainer,James Le Mesurier who specialises in outsourcing warfare – the kind of private security operations exemplified by the likes ofBlackwater (now known as Academi) and DynCorp, and other well-known global suppliers of mercenaries and CIA outreach assassination experts.

    Running operations through Blackwater gave the CIA the power to have people abducted, or killed, with no one in the government being exactly responsible. ~ The Atlantic, 2012

    White Helmets founder Le Mesurier, who graduated from Britain’s elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, is said to be an ‘ex’ British military intelligence officer involved in a number of other NATO ‘humanitarian intervention’ theatres of war, including Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq, as well as postings in Lebanon and Palestine. He also boasts a series of high-profile posts at the UN, EU, and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Not to mention his connections back to the infamous Blackwater (Academi)......




From MoonOfAlabama
Al-Qaeda Gets An Oscar

Hollywood is all about fake. That is what movies are - fake depictions of a fake reality that only exist in the mind of scriptwriters, directors and a usually gullible audience. (Disclosure: I do like some movies.)

Hollywood has never been shy of plagiarizing. Every idea, tale of cinematographic trick that made a splash somewhere - and is thereby a potential money generator - will get copied again and again. Every successful make gets a remake. And another one.

In 2015 the promoting host of the Miss Universe franchise "misread" the name of the winner. He announced "Columbia" when the chosen winner was "Philippines". After he few minutes he "corrected" himself. That "mistake" brought a lot of additional media attention - and financial value - to the event owner.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the U.S. marketing and lobby organization of the movie makers, hands out some yearly rewards arranged to promote specific movies or persons in the movie business. The academy award ceremony is a rather boring event but it gets a lot of hype and media attention (and thereby generates lots of advertisement revenue).

To further increase its value this years event plagiarized the idea of the Miss Universe promoters. One of the hosts announced the wrong winning movie for some category and then reversed himself to announce a different "real" winner. It was a "mistake" just as surely as Hollywood's latest movie was a description of real life.

Those without memory went into the desired frenzy, the insiders yawned. "Oh, that clumsy fake again."

One of this years prices went to a fake "documentary" about a fake "rescuer" group which makes and distributes fake videos, staged photos and fake victims of the war on Syria. These al-Qaeda propaganda sidekicks, the White Helmets, are a British disinformation operation that is financed by more than $100 million of U.S. and UK taxpayer money. Its general task is to convince the "western" public that the war on Syria is justified because of the "cruelty of the Syrian government" which the fakes intend to establish in the mind of its consumers.

Hollywood never was shy of taking government money to promote war on this or that country or "enemy". The Pentagon's liaison office in Hollywood finances many movies. If there are some tanks needed and military heroes in a script the Pentagon will organize the props, real tanks and soldiers, at no cost - provided of course that it can read and "correct" the script the way it sees fit. The makers of "Top Gun" need planes, air craft carriers and lots of explosions? No problem at all and at no costs to the producers. In exchange military recruitment staff will wait to trap moviegoers when they leave the theaters. Congress will happily pass the money for more useless planes......



Rick Sterling at ConsortiumNews
Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars
The Western-backed war in Syria, like the invasion of Iraq, was so smothered by propaganda that truth was not only the first casualty but has been steadily suffocated for five years, now reaching the Oscars, says Rick Sterling.
The Netflix movie “The White Helmets” may win an Oscar in the “short documentary” category at the Academy Awards on Sunday. It would not be a surprise despite the fact that the group is a fraud and the movie is a contrived infomercial.
Awarding “The White Helmets” an Oscar would fit with the desire of Hollywood to appear supportive of “human rights,” even if that means supporting a propaganda operation to justify another bloody “regime change” war in the Middle East.

Much of what people think they know about the White Helmets is untrue. The group is not primarily Syrian; it was initiated by British military contractor James LeMesurier and has been heavily funded (about $100 million) by the U.S., U.K. and other governments. The White Helmets are not volunteers; they are paid, which is confirmed in a Al Jazeera video that shows some White Helmet “volunteers” talking about going on strike if they don’t get paid soon.

Still, most of the group’s heavy funding goes to marketing, which is run by “The Syria Campaign” based in New York. The manager is an Irish-American, Anna Nolan, who has never been to Syria. As an example of its deception, “The Syria Campaign” website features video showing children dancing and playing soccer implying they are part of the opposition demand for a “free and peaceful” Syria. But the video images are taken from a 2010 BBC documentary about education in Syria under the Baath government......

Thursday, March 2, 2017

What some Canadian investigative journalists, NOT from the MSM, have to say about Syria


Eva Bartlett at GlobalResearch
Video: War on Syria: Manufactured Revolution and Fake Media Narrative
Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett is the object of a smear campaign by Canada’s mainstream media.

Listen to what she has to say and then decide who is telling the truth.

The mainstream media denies the existence of terrorists linked to Al Qaeda.

According to mainstream sources, there were no terrorists in Aleppo.

Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are supported by US-NATO, Saudi Arabia and Israel. They are the state-sponsors of terrorism. We are dealing with a war of aggression. Eva Bartlett provides detailed evidence of  war crimes.

The following video interview by Global Research TV was conducted in Montreal in January in the context of Eva Bartlett’s Canada speaking tour.

It is followed by her presentation at the Montreal venue. (M.Ch, GR Editor)




Mark Tailiana and Sarah Abed at GlobalResearch
Syria: The Criminal Empire’s Strategy Of Divide, Conquer, and Destroy
Part One of a Series

The US-led coalition of war criminals is using elements of Syria’s Kurdish population to achieve the U.S Empire’s goal of destroying the non-belligerent, democratic country of Syria, led by its hugely popular, democratically-elected President, Bashar al-Assad. [1]

Empire seeks to create sectarianism and ethnic divides in a country that, prior to the Western-launched criminal dirty war, had neither.

President al-Assad is well aware of the imperial forces behind the mercenaries invading his

country. In a speech to the newly elected members of the People’s Assembly of Syria (Syria’s

Parliament) on 7 June 2016[2], he elaborated upon the modus operandi of the invaders:

• They seek to attack the constitution by means of a so-called “transition” stage.

• They seek to destroy the two pillars of the government: the army and the diverse, national, pan-Arab and religious identity of Syrians.

• They seek to rebrand the savage terrorists as “moderates” and then to eternally provide them with a cover of legitimacy.

• They seek to create chaos, sectarianism, and ethnic enclaves that turn the people’s commitment from the homeland to conflicting groups that seek help from foreigners against their own people.

• They seek to be branded as “humanitarian” and “protectors” to save the people from (externally engineered) conflict and misery.

By imposing economic and armed terrorism on Syrians, by waging a phony war against their own terrorist proxies (including ISIS and al Qaeda), by creating sectarian and ethnic tensions, and by destroying Syria’s infrastructure — including water and electrical infrastructure — the Western, Zionist, and GCC agencies of terrorism seek to be perceived as saviours, humanitarians and protectors, who can then introduce the “free market” of international capital, which will be the coup de grâce to effect the final destruction of the host country. And mainstream fake news provides the criminal warmongers with on-going, 24/7 cover to commit their war crimes.

Syrian-American Sarah Abed, was born in Al Qamishly and has lived in both the USA and Syria throughout her life. She makes frequent trips back and forth. Sarah is in direct daily contact with family and friends that reside in different parts of Syria. Sarah conducted and translated an interview with a close family friend, “Samir”, who lives in Syria and is well informed about the conditions on the ground.

Samir’s commentaries are consistent with President Assad’s assessment of the Imperialists’ strategy of “divide and conquer”:....

Turkey's days are numbered as long as Erdogan leads it


Some of the news items from Feb 2017 that tell us all is not ok in Turkey and likely to keep getting worse.

If not for USA, Russia, UK, France and Germany backing the despot in power, Erdogan's government would have fallen by now.

 
Mother with 6-month-old baby detained in Balıkesir, 
sent to Tekirdağ for interrogation
Ayşe Büyükgezici, the mother of a six-month-old baby boy, was reportedly detained in Balıkesir over alleged links to the Gülen movement and sent to Tekirdağ for interrogation, a city located some 200 kilometers from where she was detained.

According to the TR724 news website, as part of an investigation launched by Tekirdağ prosecutor Sedat Taş, Büyükgezici was put under detention with her baby last week and had spent three nights in a Balıkesir jail. Upon the prosecutor’s demand, she was transferred to Tekirdağ for further interrogation on Saturday.

According to the report, Büyükgezici was detained after one of her relatives filed a complaint alleging that she had secret relations with the movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt on July 15.
Büyükgezici was reportedly released pending trial on Sunday.....


Report: Police chief sets up teams to torture post-coup detainees

Zonguldak Police Chief Osman Ak, who was appointed to his post with a decree issued by the Turkish government after a coup attempt on July 15, has ordered that teams composed of police officers be set up to torture people detained over links to the Gülen movement, the Aktifhaber.com reported on Monday.

According to the report, victims detained by the torture teams are taken to either a police station or a mountain area for interrogation.

One of the team’s victims, identified by the initials A.T., told the news website that he was in detention for 28 days and that he had been beaten every single day until he fainted.....


German reporter arrested in Turkey

Turkish authorities arrested a correspondent for the Die Welt newspaper, Deniz Yucel, on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness.

Authorities initially detained Yucel on Feb. 14 after he reported on emails that a leftist hacker collective had purportedly obtained from the private account of Berat Albayrak, Turkey's energy minister and the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On Monday, an Istanbul court ordered Yucel, a dual citizen of Turkey and Germany, jailed pending trial, a witness at the court told Reuters....





855 detained, 48 arrested in post-coup operations in past week: ministry

A total of 855 people were detained, with 48 of them put under arrest, in operations targeting the faith-based Gülen movement over the past week, according to a statement from Turkey’s Interior Ministry on Monday.

The detentions and arrests took place between Feb. 21 and 27....

The hypocrisy of the MSM all too crystal clear on its reportage of ongoing Mosul battles


Have you noticed how US and Iraqi missiles and bombs don't kill civilians in Mosul but even when they do, that info is hidden well into some foggy paragraph and unless you have plenty of time on your hands to read through the entire item, you are not likely to see it at all? Whereas, Russian and Syrian missiles and bombs along with Syria's non-existent poison gases kill civilians in their thousands all over the Syrian landscape .... as blared out by the MSM's headlines.

Darius Shahtahmasebi at RonPaul Institute
US-Backed Siege of Mosul Shows How Hypocritical Media Manipulates Us

In order to determine the truth when it comes to the mainstream media’s coverage of American-led offensives in the Middle East, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of any article. This is where the most important information can be found. As can be seen in a BBC report on the U.S.-backed offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State, the last line of the article reads:

    The UN said in late January that almost half of all the casualties in Mosul were civilians. At least 1,096 have been killed and 694 injured across Nineveh province since the start of October. [emphasis added]

Compared with a separate BBC report on the Russian-backed offensive to retake the Syrian city of Aleppo, the media’s coverage of these two military operations can hardly be viewed as balanced. In that report, the idea that Russia is constantly killing civilians is laid out in almost every paragraph.

A spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reportedly told Russian state-owned news site RT that the situation in Mosul is “incredibly desperate.”

In Mosul, 650,000 civilians are reportedly at risk, and as the U.N. has indicated, half of those being killed in the US-backed operation are civilians. The notion that American bombs are safer and more precise than Russia’s has no evidentiary basis, nor does any suggestion that the troops the US military is fighting alongside are less violent than Russian or Syrian authorities. In fact, the troops fighting alongside the US in Iraq are more or less aligned with those attempting to liberate parts of Syria from terrorist groups, anyway. This demonstrates America’s completely bipolar approach to the Middle East given the US has consistently opposed advances made by these troops in Syria.

In a press briefing, the Pentagon’s Baghdad-based spokesperson, Colonel John Dorrian, admitted that American troops on the front lines have come under fire in Iraq. The Trump Administration, with full knowledge of this, is nonetheless reportedly considering a “long-term commitment” to Iraq..........


Watching the Hawks on "US Islamophobia's Patient Zero"


Interesting episode


So ... what makes Trudeau's new FM Chrystia Freeland hate Russia with a vengeance?


Could it be that there's a bonafide Nazi somewhere in her closet that makes her hate Russia because without Russia the end of the WWII was questionable and who knows we might all have had to speak German by now? Nazis hated the Russians for the trouncing they got every single time they went against them and there are many still with the same Nazi ideology (look at Ukrainian nationalists with their feet planted firmly in the sewer of  Nazi-era admiration) who continue to intensely hate Russia and everything Russian.

Anna Tsukanova at ConsortiumNews
A Nazi Skeleton in the family closet
replaced Foreign Minister Stephane Dion with Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist proud of her Ukrainian roots and well-known for her hostility toward Russia. At the time, a big question in Ottawa was why. Some analysts believed that Trudeau’s decision may have started when it still seemed likely that Hillary Clinton would become the new U.S. president and a tough line against Moscow was expected in Washington.

However, by the time the switch was made, Donald Trump was on his way into the White House and Trudeau’s choice meant that Canada was allying itself more with the mounting hostility toward Russia inside the European Union than with President Trump’s hopes for a more cooperative relationship with the Kremlin. With Freeland running Canada’s Foreign Ministry, the chance for a shared view between Ottawa and Washington suddenly seemed remote.

People who have followed Freeland’s career were aware that her idée fixe for decades has been that Ukraine must be ripped out of the Russian sphere of influence. Her views fit with the intense Ukrainian nationalism of her maternal grandparents who immigrated to Canada after World War II and whom she has portrayed as victims of Josef Stalin and the Red Army.

So, Freeland celebrated the Soviet collapse in 1991, which enabled Ukraine to gain its independence. Freeland, then in her early 20s, was working in Kiev as a stringer for The Financial Times and The Washington Post, shining with delight over the emergence of a “New Ukraine.”..............

.....Freeland’s Grandfather

According to Canadian sources, Chomiak graduated from Lviv University in western Ukraine with a Master’s Degree in Law and Political Science. He began a career with the Galician newspaper Dilo (Action), published in Lviv. After the start of World War II, the Nazi administration appointed Chomiak to be editor of the newspaper Krakivski Visti (News of Krakow).

So the truth appears to be that Chomiak moved from Ukraine to Nazi-occupied Poland in order to work for the Third Reich under the command of Governor-General Hans Frank, the man who organized the Holocaust in Poland. Chomiak’s work was directly supervised by Emil Gassner, the head of the press department in the Polish General Government......