• From 9-11 to Iraq to Syria to Ukraine, New York Times caught faking, distorting the news to sway public opinion for the benefit of its policymaking handlers in U.S. government.
By Pete Papaherakles —
The blatant disinformation and misrepresentation by the United States news media of what is really happening in Ukraine has been brought into focus by the Ukrainian “crisis.” Perhaps no news outlet has been lying and covering up for the U.S. in Ukraine more than the “Gray Lady,” the cornerstone and champion of disinformation known as The New York Times.
The Times seeks to conceal the West’s underhanded role in taking the country away from Russia’s sphere of influence and bringing it under the control of European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the International Monetary Fund and Western banking and corporate interests by portraying Putin as the aggressor and invader and the West as a champion of democracy and human rights.
Times Square, the most bustling block in New York City, was named after the newspaper when it moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Tower there in 1904. The Times is the oldest newspaper in America uninterruptedly published since 1851. It was bought by Jewish publisher Adolph Ochs in 1896 whose daughter married into the Sulzberger family which owns it to this day.
Although its slogan since 1897 has been “All the news that’s fit to print,” in reality it means all the news the Times sees fit to fake to satisfy its cultural communist masters.
When it comes to Ukraine, the Times has a record of playing fast and loose with the facts, fabricating information and ignoring hugely important news while spinning events to suit the political and corporate interests it represents.
Walter Duranty, Moscow bureau chief of the Times from 1932 to 1936, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for a series of stories on the Soviet Union. Yet he completely ignored the Holodomor, the mass starvation of 10 million Ukrainians by Stalin, taking place at that time. Years later there were calls to revoke Duranty’s Pulitzer, and the Times acknowledged his articles constituted “some of the worst reporting to appear in this newspaper.” What the Times didn’t acknowledge, however, was that it had an agenda to portray mega-mass-murderer Stalin as a great statesman while demonizing German leader Adolf Hitler.
Today, Hitler has been replaced by Vladimir Putin in the Times mythology since he is the one standing in the way of Zionist globalism. Hillary Clinton compared Putin’s intentions in Crimea with “what Hitler did back in the 1930s.”
This Hitler meme of “let’s learn from history and never again appease Hitler-style aggressors” has been used to justify American intervention in many wars going back to Vietnam.
Lyndon B. Johnson said in a speech in 1965 that he sought to escalate the Vietnam War. “Nor would surrender in Vietnam bring peace, because we learned from Hitler at Munich that success only feeds the appetite of aggression,” he said.
Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Yugoslavia’s Slobodan Milosevic, Libya’s Muammar Qadaffi and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad would also be portrayed as Hitlers by successive U.S. presidents looking to justify invasions of those countries. Always ready to set the stage for these wars of aggression by providing the necessary disinformation is the Times.
In an April 22 article, the Times reported that Russian forces were inside east Ukraine and were behind the Ukrainian government opposition movement seizing Ukrainian government buildings. As proof they showed several photographs provided by Kiev including a blurry picture of a heavily bearded Russian special forces soldier from Georgia in 2008 and a bearded soldier in the recent Ukrainian uprising, claiming it was the same person. A close inspection of the two individuals, however, revealed significant differences in body size, facial features and beard color, which were even pointed out by the BBC.
In a laughable display of yellow journalism, another pair of pictures showed a Russian soldier in Crimea and another in east Ukraine with the Times claiming they are one and the same. The funny thing was that both men were wearing black ski masks, making identification totally impossible.
The photographs were also given to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for use at a meeting in Geneva with representatives from the EU, Russia and Ukraine. The Times had to issue a retraction after the State Department was forced to announce that the photographs were misrepresented.
The Times was also instrumental in promoting the myth that Assad was behind the August 21 sarin gas attack near Damascus in a front-page exclusive where it used a “vector analysis” to pin the blame on the Syrian government. Washington treated the assertion as “slam dunk” proof that Assad gassed his own people and came just two days away from a full-force military strike against Syria.
As Seymour Hersh recently revealed, forensic analysis by British military intelligence had proof that samples of the sarin used did not match any in Assad’s possession, and all evidence pointed to Turkey.
The Times has refused to write about concrete evidence backed up by documents that the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department along with eBay billionaire chief Pierre Omidyar and Western non-governmental organizations backed up the Ukrainian uprising that illegally ousted the elected Yanukovych government.
The Times was also instrumental in getting the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003. Investigative journalist Judith Miller published bogus information from a known liar about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, which served as an excuse to invade Iraq. Ms. Miller was also the first recipient of a fake anthrax letter after 9-11, which led to the anthrax panic. Many of these stories later turned out to have been based upon obviously flimsy evidence. But that matters not to The New York Times and its publishers and editors.
Pete Papaherakles is a writer and political cartoonist for AFP and is also AFP’s outreach director. Pete is interested in getting AFP writers and editors on the podium at patriotic events. Call him at 202-544-5977 if you know of an event you think AFP should attend.
Secretary of State ‘Wants’ Ukraine
• John Kerry lays out plan to bring Ukraine under West’s thumb
By Mark Anderson
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Summarizing this newspaper’s exclusive national coverage of two key globalist groups that recently wrapped up conferences in Washington, AMERICAN FREE PRESS can report that United States Secretary of State John Kerry sees Russia’s military presence in Crimea as an existential threat to the entire “international system.”
That’s what he said April 29 as keynote speaker at the Atlantic Council’s (AC) conference at their D.C. headquarters, “Toward a Europe Whole and Free.”
Kerry may have spoken over the previous weekend to the much more exclusive Trilateral Commission (TC) at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. TC co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski reportedly praised Kerry for his handling of difficult issues, especially the Ukraine “crisis.”
In his AC address Kerry called the crisis, “The most serious challenge to the international system since the Cold War.”
Kerry, assorted AC policy wonks and others at the event characterized Russian President Vladimir Putin as a Josef Stalin retread who’ll rekindle the reign of that dictator’s evil Soviet Empire—unless the valiant North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance intervenes.
NATO is currently celebrating its 65th year and its past expansions while looking at a continual enlargement of the alliance—with an eye toward expanding the West’s dominant monopoly-capitalist, free-trade imperium.
The AC/TC globalists see this as a critical undertaking in light of Russia’s moves to sidestep their global system and go its own way.
It’s basically Russian nationalism versus U.S.-EU-NATO internationalism. And Kerry’s AC speech showed that the U.S. is helping draw the line in the sand.
Kerry told the AC: “This is a defining moment in our transatlantic alliance. . . . Our strength corresponds with our unity.”
It appears that Kerry used both the Trilateral and Atlantic Council meetings to extol what he sees as the boundless virtues of the NATO alliance and to condemn what he characterized as the endless sins of Putin’s Russia.
He also claimed that the West has tried to integrate Russia into the “transatlantic community.” Yet that vague concept has never been clearly defined.
Kerry clarified that Russia had the nerve to decline joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), though he was silent on how joining the WTO would benefit Russia. The WTO requires member nations to phase out tariffs, thereby undermining national autonomy and real prosperity.
The secretary of state called for “a sovereign and free Ukraine” to coincide with the AC’s conference theme. The implication is that NATO would like to annex Ukraine, which currently is a non-EU and non-NATO member.
That means that NATO and the West simply want to remove any sovereign claim Russia believes it has over Ukraine and replace that claim with Western control. But to hear Kerry tell it, you’d think the U.S.-EU-NATO alliance is the new holy trinity whose footprint can only mean peace and prosperity for all. Apparently the world is supposed to forget NATO’s naked aggression in 2011 in Libya and in Yugoslavia in 1999.
Kerry believes that “democracy, prosperity and security” have been the fruits of NATO “getting new members” since its 1949 birth. He added that any Russia incursion into an existing NATO member’s territory will be met by force.
He added that “an open trading mechanism” is needed—“360 degrees . . . all around Ukraine.”
In that vein, Kerry declared:
• NATO alliance defense budgets of member states must not go below 2% of each state’s gross domestic product;
• European Union and NATO member-nations must reduce their dependence on Russia for energy and diversify their energy sources; and
• U.S.-EU economic ties must be expanded, with the crowning achievement being the completion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The TTIP free-trade pact is under development. It’s the same U.S.-EU trade pact that globalist policy groups have been batting around for over a year. All indications are that this trade pact and the even larger Trans-Pacific Partnership are Bilderberg Group-approved goals, with apparent support from TC and AC.
The hyper-exclusive Bilderberg annual global-planning confab takes place in Denmark, apparently May 29 thru June 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tellingly, Kerry also told the AC, “Our entire model of global leadership is at stake.” He said that justifies “a strong call for further NATO enlargement.”
So, from the TC and AC vantage point, their sacred monopoly-capitalism and trade models now in place must expand—even though the record shows these models have hurt or impoverished many more nations than they’ve helped.
Credible critics see today’s capitalism and trade models as degenerate—since they vastly differ from genuine free enterprise, enrich the privileged few at the expense of everyone else and set the stage for more war.
Mark Anderson is roving editor for AMERICAN FREE PRESS. He will be in Denmark this year to cover the Bilderberg Meeting. Call 202-544-5977, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, to see how you can help.