Thanks to the Land Destroyer blog for spotting this excellent analysis of what appears the next phase in false-flag interventionist propaganda — the use of so-called “social media” with heavy celebrity representation to push for a US military goal under cover of a highly selectively reported humanitarian problem. While most of the criticism of the Invisible Children, the organization that … Read moreKony 2012: Pro-AFRICOM Propaganda by the Regime Change Machine?
This resolution, voted in the aftermath of the first Iraq war, condemned Iraq for the repression of its civilian population (it mentioned specifically the Kurds) and said that this threatened “international peace and security”. By using this language, the Security Council was opening the door to military action, since threats to international peace and security … Read moreUN Security Council Resolution 688 on Iraq (5 April 1991)
G20, Los Cabos, 20 June 2012 QUESTION: Mr President, you probably discussed the Syrian issue a lot with your partners over these last two days. Many of your partners think that the only possible solution now is regime change, President Assad’s departure, in other words. You have said repeatedly that Russia is not clinging to … Read morePutin states non-interventionism as Russian policy
This is one of the most famous rulings of the International Court of Justice. The ICJ is the supreme arbitration organ of the United Nations and the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice created by the League of Nations after World War I. Its rulings represent the very apex of international law, both … Read moreInternational Court of Justice ruling in USA v. Nicaragua (27 June 1986)
Many people have an instinctive feeling that the mainstream media do not tell them the whole story. But few people realise quite to what extent the media are manipulated to send out a particular political message. This problem is especially acute with foreign stories because by definition readers know less about far away countries than … Read moreThe Orwellian Daily Mail
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF INTERVENTIONISM www.interventionism.info POSITION PAPER 1: MAKING THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL A SUCCESS “The Human Rights Council should not be used as a tool to interfere in the internal affairs of States or to question their political, economic, and social systems, their sovereign rights, and their national, religious and cultural particularities.” … Read moreCSI Position Paper on the Human Rights Council
Speaking on Belgian television on 9 September, Pierre Piccinin has said that he is absolutely certain that it was not Syrian government forces which launched the attack in the suburbs of Damascus on 21 August. Piccinin told RTL: “It is a moral duty to say this. It is not the government of Bashar Al-Assad which … Read moreFreed Belgian teacher says Assad did not use chemical weapons
Agenzia Fides, 13 June 2012 A Greek Catholic Church desecrated in Qusayr: an alarm signal Qusayr – A band of radical militiamen broke into the Greek-catholic church of St. Elias in Qusayr this morning, near the town of Homs, desecrating it. The militiamen forced the door, rang the bells in mockery, laughed at the sacred … Read moreChristians persecuted in Syria
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Syria’s a tragedy. But it’s not our problem. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of (humanitarian) war. That, at least, is what much of the U.S. policy elite seems to be pushing for these days in Syria. That many of the “permahawks,” like Fouad Ajami, Max Boot, and Elliott Abrams, who championed the George … Read moreSave Us from the Liberal Hawks