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@acoyne Adds Fuel to #Harper’s #DumpsterFire as @ezralevant rushes in:) #cdnpoli #elxn42 #DumpHarper #StopHarper

Yikes, that’s gotta really hurt, eh? But seriously, we covered this earlier this morning and provided some historical educational material as well. BTW: Who actually takes anything published via Postmedia seriously anyway considering they will go to extreme lengths to censor, scrub and remove any and all truths about Dear Leader Harper and his misfit ReformaCon Regime. Oddly enough, we have been cataloging these Ministry of Truth tactics for several years and believe us when we say, it’s not just Postmedia News or the other so called “right-wing” propaganda outlets, CBC News and the so-called “left-wing” nuts are all the same. Protecting the fear-mongering, war-mongering third rate (at best) Despot is not only job number 1 and it’s the only job in town.

Before we review the latest tweetorama, before you cast your ballot and since the entire thread of tweets is MIA in the “other” articles, start looking at who else has jumped ship ’cause when “lawyers” jump ship, unlike media folks who need a story, it’s goin’ down swiftly and then be sure to check out our archives for lot’s of archived evidence of media manipulation and propaganda in action.

Be sure pay close attention to how many turncoat ReformaCons are lashing out against a CONSERVATIVE! Now, join in and let your views be heard ’round the world…


So anyway… I have resigned as editor of Editorials and Comment for the National Post, effective immediately. I will remain a columnist.


2. Postmedia executives and I had a professional disagreement. Their view was that the publication of a column by the editorial page editor…


3. … dissenting from the Post’s endorsement of the Conservatives would have confused readers and embarrassed the paper.


4. My view was that that was what I was paid to do as a columnist: give my honest opinion on issues of public interest.


5. I don’t see public disagreement as confusing. I see it as honest. Readers, in my view, are adults & understand that adults can disagree.


*6. The confusion, if any, would have been to have left the impression that the paper’s views were mine, or that my views were the paper’s.


7. To be clear, the owners and managers of a newspaper have a perfect right to set the paper’s editorial line as they wish.


8. Likewise they have a perfect right to decide who and what they wish to publish in their pages.


9. Nobody has a God-given right to be published and the country will get along very well without me telling them how to vote.


10. My concerns were and are merely a) that there should be no suggestion that I was personally endorsing or voting for the Conservatives.


11. And b) that I could not do my job as a columnist if I was obliged to stay silent where these conflicted with those of management.


12. While Postmedia’s intervention was unprecedented in my experience, I could not allow the precedent to stand.


13. So to protect my reputation and to preserve my editorial freedom as a columnist, I felt it necessary to resign the editorial position.


14. I think that’s all I need to say on the subject. If anyone’s still interested, I will be voting for the NDP candidate in my riding.


15. The short-form reasoning: the Conservatives don’t deserve to be re-elected, and the Liberals don’t deserve a majority.


Finally, my prediction: Airheads 143 Fascists 116 Commies 71 Traitors 5 Ewoks 2 Unabombers 1 (#rathagainstthemachine – oh let me dream…).



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#Harper’s 2013 #DumpsterFire Flashback: Op-Ed: Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind. #cdnpoli #elxn42

Since so many “conservatives” and former supporters of the Harper Regime have either been tossed under the bus or simply jumped off the omnibus, let’s dig through our archives and take a trip down memory lane, since it appears as if the yellow journalists at Postmedia are still busy heavily censoring and restricting access to past articles that cast their ideologically driven despot Stephen Harper into the negative spotlight.

That being stated, please take a few moments to review the following op-ed(s) published in late November 2013 by former conservative communications consultant David Sachs in the Ottawa Citizen. It should be worth noting, and we have, the censored Ottawa Citizen version of the op-ed compared to the version published via the Times Colonist on 29 November 2013…

CENSORED Op-Ed: Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind By David Sachs, Ottawa Citizen November 25, 2013
CENSORED Op-Ed: Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind By David Sachs, Ottawa Citizen November 25, 2013

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind

By David Sachs, Ottawa Citizen November 25, 2013

The conservative mindset understands that power tends to corrupt. How far will we let it corrupt us? I have been involved in party work for more than a decade and I call on other party members to demand answers, or resignation from our leader.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has long employed the cynical strategy of total denial when faced with controversy, disregarding the public’s right to the truth.

He knows the public will never follow the minutiae of events. As long as solidarity is maintained, Harper can ride out any storm by claiming it is just more partisan noise. Only we Conservatives have the power to break that solidarity, and take away Harper’s trump card. It’s time to demonstrate that Conservatives care about ethics and ultimately, checks on that corrupting influence of power.

Some of the prime minister’s key people have conspired to undermine Senate investigations, to influence a third-party financial audit and ultimately to pay off a senator, all, in tragic irony, to maintain an illusion of party ethics. The prime minister has, in the kindest interpretation, hidden the full truth.

Is that acceptable to you, as a Canadian and a Conservative?

As Conservatives, there is much Harper and his government have done to be proud of. But as more power is seized by the unelected members of Harper’s inner circle; as more of his key, chosen people turn out to be ethically unsound or worse, we must ask: how far will we let our own leader go?

Some Conservatives argue this tempest is all over a small amount of money. But if the prime minister’s key people are willing to go to such lengths over such a small issue, solely to maintain (how ironic) the façade of ethics, how far would they go over big issues? Does anyone trust this government to deal openly when facing major challenges?

We Conservatives have a rare opportunity. Our opponents are weak and divided. Our team is strong and experienced. If we force Harper to answer truthfully or resign, we gain back our ethical platform. We give a new leader a chance to run in the next election from the prime minister’s office. Even if we lose one election, we will likely face a short-term minority government with a flawed leader. In the big picture, this is the least risky time to change a faulty part.

If we do not act, we embolden Harper. We increase the risk of further ethical scandals. Make no mistake: if Harper continues like this, he will fall, and he will take our party down with it. It will be hard to win an election for a decade. We should control the process.

As a first action, our senators need to make themselves heard. They can break that façade of Conservative solidarity that Harper depends on. Here is a chance to show that they matter, and to take real action to reverse the slide of ethical responsibility we have seen under successive governments of various party stripes.

Ask what is democracy if an elected leader abuses all the levers of power? If he, or his people, manipulate independent branches of government (Senate, Parliamentary Budget Officer)? If he, or people acting on his behalf, abuse the electoral process (as in the allegations of electoral fraud), and then abuse the investigative process (the independent Deloitte audit)? If our leaders hide the truth as common practice?

Harper is no dictator. Call on Harper to speak the truth at last. If he can pull the party back from this slide, he can yet rescue his leadership. If not, he must go.

Harper is putting each of us Conservatives in an ethical bind, and we should resent him for this. We will never be united as a party, let alone as a country, when we are each so divided within ourselves. We need to make ourselves and our country right, and demand ethical, accountable government whatever its colours.

David Sachs is a Conservative communications consultant who has worked for cabinet ministers Lawrence Cannon and Peter Kent. He is a board member of the Pontiac Conservative Riding Association in Quebec.
© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen
 
continue reading source: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/story_print.html?id=9211218&sponsor=dumpharper
or (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Stephen+Harper+puts+Conservatives+bind/9211218/story.html)


David Sachs: Stephen Harper puts Conservatives in a bind

David Sachs / Times Colonist
November 29, 2013 04:29 PM

The conservative mindset understands that power tends to corrupt. How far will we let it corrupt us?

I have been involved in party work for more than a decade and I call on other party members to demand answers or resignation from our leader.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has long employed the cynical strategy of total denial when faced with controversy, disregarding the public’s right to the truth.

He knows the public will never follow the minutiae of events. As long as solidarity is maintained, Harper can ride out any storm by claiming it is just more partisan noise. Only we Conservatives have the power to break that solidarity and take away Harper’s trump card.

It’s time to demonstrate that Conservatives care about ethics and, ultimately, checks on that corrupting influence of power.

Some of the prime minister’s key people have conspired to undermine Senate investigations, to influence a third-party financial audit and ultimately to pay off a senator, all, in tragic irony, to maintain an illusion of party ethics. The prime minister has, in the kindest interpretation, hidden the full truth.

Is that acceptable to Canadians and Conservatives?

As Conservatives, there is much Harper and his government have done to be proud of. But as more power is seized by the unelected members of Harper’s inner circle, as more of his key chosen people turn out to be ethically unsound or worse, we must ask: How far will we let our own leader go?

Some Conservatives argue this tempest is all over a small amount of money. But if the prime minister’s key people are willing to go to such lengths over such a small issue, solely to maintain the façade of ethics, how far would they go over big issues?

Does anyone trust this government to deal openly when facing major challenges?

We Conservatives have a rare opportunity. Our opponents are weak and divided. Our team is strong and experienced. If we force Harper to answer truthfully or resign, we gain back our ethical platform. We give a new leader a chance to run in the next election from the prime minister’s office.

Even if we lose one election, we will likely face a short-term minority government with a flawed leader. In the big picture, this is the least risky time to change a faulty part.

If we do not act, we embolden Harper. We increase the risk of further ethical scandals.

Make no mistake: if Harper continues like this, he will fall and he will take our party down with him. It will be hard to win an election for a decade. We should control the process.

As a first action, our senators need to make themselves heard. They can break that facade of Conservative solidarity that Harper depends on. Here is a chance to show that they matter and to take real action to reverse the slide of ethical responsibility we have seen under successive governments of various party stripes.

What is democracy if an elected leader abuses all the levers of power? If he or his people manipulate independent branches of government (Senate, Parliamentary Budget Officer)? If he or people acting on his behalf abuse the electoral process (as in the allegations of electoral fraud), and then abuse the investigative process (the independent Deloitte audit)? If our leaders hide the truth as common practice?

Harper is no dictator. We should call on him to speak the truth at last. If he can pull the party back from this slide, he can yet rescue his leadership. If not, he must go.

Harper is putting each of us Conservatives in an ethical bind, and we should resent him for this. We will never be united as a party, let alone as a country, when we are so divided within ourselves.

We need to make ourselves and our country right, and demand ethical, accountable government, whatever its colours.

David Sachs is a Conservative communications consultant who has worked for cabinet ministers Lawrence Cannon and Peter Kent. He is a board member of the Pontiac Conservative Riding Association in Quebec.
© Copyright Times Colonist

continue reading source: http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/david-sachs-stephen-harper-puts-conservatives-in-a-bind-1.714067

Please note: As of this posting (Election Day 2015) both of the above (Ottawa Citizen) urls currently lead to an error page at the Ottawa Citizen propaganda outlet BUT the Time Colonist url is still active. While you ponder that, be sure to check out the following video explaining the Harper Regime’s “free trade” policy trade offs.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7JA7PXXCJo
 


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#Harper’s #DumpsterFire: #Despotism vs #Democracy (Explained in 1946) #cdnpoli #elxn42

Since it is early morning on the 42nd Election, 2015 Edition, we felt it may be in our best interest as a Nation to review an “Old Stock” educational film that explains the differences between Despotism and Democracy to encourage everyone to think really hard before traveling to the polls. We would like to especially deliver this to the “undecided” potential conservative voters that may, or may not, grasp the importance of placing their Country above the Harper Regime’s ideology. In other words, it may be worth considering the option of falling on your swords with dignity today with honour as opposed to casting your kids and grand-kids futures under the ReformaCon bus while falling under another’s sword in disgrace. Below you will find the video that we have uploaded via our ytube channel followed by the transcripts for those that may like to read along or have trouble viewing as it has been rumoured that this is being blocked in Canada. As always, we encourage sharing and commenting…


#Harper’s #DumpsterFire: #Despotism vs #Democracy (Explained in 1946) #cdnpoli #elxn42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YxkyF3CgY4


Despotism

by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Published: 1946
Usage: Public Domain
Topics: Political science

Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

The companion Encyclopedia Britannica Film “Democracy” can be found here.
Run time: 11:00
Producer: Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Audio/Visual:sound, B&W

Shotlist

Illustrates the thesis that all communities can be ranged on a scale running from democracy to despotism. The two chief characteristics of despotism — restricted respect and concentrated power — are defined and illustrated. Two of the conditions which have historically promoted the growth of despotism are explained and exemplified. These are a slanted economic distribution and a strict control of the agencies of communication.

The end of World War II gave impetus to the “one-worlder movement.” Sparked by the sense that nationalism engendered conflict, this movement for world government viewed nationhood as a relic made obsolete in an age of economic interdependence and rapid air transportation. The movement was marked by the release of films calling for world government, such as Man: One Family; We, the Peoples; Brotherhood of Man; and Our Shrinking World, and exposing the nature of fascist and authoritarian rule.

Despotism treats the idea of nationhood differently than most other educational films. It sees nations not as static entities but dynamically, moving towards democracy or despotism as conditions change. This outlook doesn’t mesh well with old cliches about patriotism and democracy, because it doesn’t necessarily see the American system as democracy’s highest achievement.

Despotism offers a number of indicators by which the degree of democracy or despotism in a society can be measured, using a sliding, thermometer-like animated scale. According to an article in The New York Times (March 16, 1946), an advisory board of educators debated for eighteen months (at seventy-five conferences) over the definition of the terms “democracy” and “despotism,” the titles of the two films released at the same time. Finally, a compromise was reached, resulting in the “respect scale” and the “power scale” that we see in Despotism.

So how does our own system measure up? The film becomes a little frightening as we consider where we stand with regard to indicators like economic distribution, concentration of land ownership, regressive taxation and centralized control of information. Draw your own conclusions.


[Despotism. An Erpi Classroom Film. Produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. in collaboration with Harold D. Lasswell, Ph.D., Yale University. Copyright MCMXLV by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc. All rights reserved. main titles graphic design art cards]

You can roughly locate any community in the world somewhere along a scale running all the way from democracy to despotism. One at the democracy end, another somewhere in the middle, and a third (inaudible). [rotating globes rulers animation graphs charts measurement quantification scales measures points pointers]

Let’s find out about despotism. This man makes it his job to study these things. “Well for one thing, avoid the comfortable idea that the mere form of government can of itself safeguard a nation against despotism. [maps charts wallcharts professors academics commentators authorities]

Germany under President Hindenburg was a republic. And yet in this republic an aggressive despotism took root and flourished under Adolf Hitler. [maps flags art cards swastikas animation James Brill narrators]

When a competent observer looks for signs of despotism in a community, he looks beyond fine words and noble phrases.” “. . . for which it stands, one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” [saluting flag pledge of allegiance flags hands over hearts lynchings hangings gallows capital punishment condemnation death murder ropes nooses]

“Many observers have found that two workable yardsticks help in discovering how near a community is to despotism. The respect scale and the power scale. [goal variables charts graphs posters pointing fingers]

A careful observer can use a respect scale to find how many citizens get an even break. As a community moves towards despotism, respect is restricted to fewer people. [shared fairness equality]

A community is low on a respect scale if common courtesy is withheld from large groups of people on account of their political attitudes; if people are rude to others because they think their wealth and position gives them that right, or because they don’t like a man’s race or his religion. [drugstores soda Palmer Pharmacy pharmacies prescriptions candy cosmetics Scarlet Stores pedestrians people walking sidewalks storm troopers goons fascists military uniforms SA men SS men brownshirts brown shirts Nazis Sam Browne belts leather boots spectators Good Germans Jewish people Jews anti-Semitism antisemitism racism prejudice bigotry private doors offices bosses employers management class chauvinism classism For a quiet, restful vacation. Camp Gentilhomme on the Lake. Reservation Blank.

Gentlemen: Enclosed please find $ — deposit for my party of: name, address, date of arrival, religion. We solicit Gentile patronage only. Are there any Hebrews in your party? Yes or no. I hereby swear that the above statements are true. Signed application blanks pencils pointing]

Equal opportunity for all citizens to develop useful skills is one basis for rating a community on a respect scale. The opportunity to develop useful skills is important but not enough. [schools colleges universities lawns trees graduates steps stairs mothers cap and gown mortarboards parental pride pictures snapshots photography parents diplomas]

The equally important opportunity to put skills to use is a further test on a respect scale. [newspapers jobs applications employment offices unemployment work lines employment agencies]

A power scale is another important yardstick of despotism. It gauges the citizen’s share in making the community’s decisions. Communities which concentrate decision making in a few hands rate low on a power scale and are moving towards despotism. Like France under the Bourbon kings, one of whom said, “The state – I am the state.” [shared concentrated political power democracy equestrian statues horses statuary public art]

Today democracy can ebb away in communities whose citizens allow power to become concentrated in the hands of bosses. “What I say goes. See, I’m the law around here. Ha ha ha.” [government buildings smoke fires political power Tammany Hall machines laughs laughing newspaper reporters press]

The test of despotic power is that it can disregard the will of the people. It rules without the consent of the governed. [Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 booklets opening inserts printed pieces In Congress, the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.]

Look beyond the legal formalities of an election in measuring a community on the power scale to see if the ballot is really free. [fascists Nazis elections voting booths rigged storm troopers soldiers terrorism voters crosses hats uniforms Sam Browne belts hats control]

If the citizens can vote only the way they are told, a community approaches despotism.

When legislatures become ceremonial assemblies only, and have no real control over lawmaking, their community rates low on a power scale. “Sieg Heil. Sieg Heil.” [Germany Third Reich Nazis Adolf Hitler swastikas ceremonies applause clapping newsreels salutes fascists fascism]

In a downright despotism, opposition is dangerous whether the despotism is official or whether it is unofficial. [signs fences concentration camps Camp 33 for Political Offenders political prisoners prisons prison camps hoods hanging nooses ropes executions deaths capital punishment condemned people murder flames fires burning crosses Ku Klux Klan terrorism hoods racism]

“The spread of respect and power in a community is influenced by certain conditions which many observers measure by means of the economic distribution and information scales.” [instrumental variables]

If a community’s economic distribution becomes slanted, its middle income groups grow smaller and despotism stands a better chance to gain a foothold. [balanced distribution of wealth money affluence poverty]

Where land is privately owned, one sign of a poorly balanced economy is the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a very small number of people.

When farmers lose their farms they lose their independence. This one can stay on, but not as his own boss any more. To the extent that this condition exists throughout a nation, the likelihood of despotism is increased. [couples men women John J. Shea v. Walter Leeds.

Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale. mortgages fingers pointing United States maps animation]

In communities which depend almost entirely on a single industry, such as a factory or mine, maintaining economic balance is a challenging problem. [company towns monopolies smokestacks factories animation]

If this condition exists over the nation as a whole, so that the control of jobs and business opportunities is in a few hands, despotism stands a good chance. Another sign of a poorly balanced economy is a taxation system that presses heaviest on those least able to pay. [animation money graphs wealth national revenue large incomes small incomes regressive taxation]

A larger part of a small income is spent on necessities such as food. Sales taxes on such necessities hit the small income harder. [pie charts pie graphs large income small income]

In the days of the salt tax, feudal despotisms were partly sustained by this and other (inaudible). [historical recreations Colonial North America taxation without representation]

A community rates low on an information scale when the press, radio, and other channels of communication are controlled by only a few people and when citizens have to accept what they are told. In communities of this kind, despotism stands a good chance. [uncontrolled media monopolies monopolization oligopolies Time Warner Disney ABC Capital Cities Westinghouse CBS NBC General Electric Fox News Corporation Turner CNN critical evaluation automatic acceptance]

See how a community trains its teachers. “Bear this in mind. Young people cannot be trusted to form their own opinions. This business about open-mindedness is nonsense. It’s a waste of time trying to teach students to think for themselves. It’s our job to tell ’em.” [lecturers mental discipline drill classrooms agreement nodding heads manufacturing consent consensus]

And when teachers put such training into practice, despotism stands a good chance. These children are being taught to accept uncritically whatever they are told. Questions are not encouraged. [students conformity conditioning brainwashing writing learning education]

“How can you ask such a question? Have you got a textbook?” “Yes Ma’am.” “Does it say here that our law courts are always just?” “Yes Ma’am.” “Then how dare you question the fact? Sit down.”

And so we aren’t surprised when – “But it must be true. I saw it in this book right here.”

And if books and newspapers and the radio are efficiently controlled, the people will read and accept exactly what the few in control want them to. Government censorship is one form of control. [Ministry of Propaganda plaques signs doors windows Internal Censorship censors rubber stamps passed by censor deletions blue pencils manuscripts]
A newspaper which breaks a government censorship rule can be suspended. It is also possible for newspapers and other forms of communication to be controlled by private interests. [The Daily Citizen press control proclamations This Newspaper is Suspended editors journalists newspaper offices Advertising Manager Mgr.]

“I thought I told you to kill that story. It’ll cost us a lot of advertising.” “If that story goes out, I quit.” “All right.” [firings]

What sort of community do you live in? Where would you place it on a democracy/despotism scale? To find out, you can rate it on a respect scale and a power scale. And to find out what way it is likely to go in the future, you can rate it on economic distribution and information scales. [cities wipes]

The lower your community rates on economic distribution and information scales, the lower it is likely to rate on respect and power scales and thus to approach despotism.

What happens in a single community is the problem of its own citizens, but it is also the problem of us all because as communities go, so goes the nation. [animation United States]

[Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc. Bring the World to the Classroom. end titles]

Politics, Political science, Democracy, Despotism, Dictatorship, Censorship, Newspapers, Rubber stamps, Freedom of the press, Communism, Germany (Nazi) Third Reich, Students, Teachers, Political Indoctrination, Propaganda, Mass communications, Animation Graphic design Cartoons, Animation Scales (sliding), Information (visual), Surrealism, Capitalism, Economics

 

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#Harper’s War(s): Peddling #C51 & #Terrorism via #Syria, #Iraq, #Russia, #Ukraine #cdnpoli #pnpcbc

In this rare and under-seen February 2015 clip, Harper’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander blatantly sells moar fear, moar hate and moar war by blending subversive Bill C-51 innuendo, Syria, Iraq, Russia and Ukraine into a toxic propaganda stew while pandering to an Ukrainian Canadian audience for votes and donations.

If one were to pay close attention to the “selling” points and the followup interviews, no costs are ever projected nor discussed, yet this speech does expose the dark underbelly of the Harper Regime’s Trojan Horse Bill C-51 and how it’s rather opaque definition of “terrorism” and “terrorist” may be misused by special interests groups that have acquired undue influence with the Harper Regime.

Lest we forget, Harper’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander’s rather transparent, ignorance of the ultra-far right reality is bliss moment, that was caught on tape and documented last August (2014): https://dumpharper.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/harpers-minister-alexander-ukraine-rightsector-ignorance-is-cdnpoli-bliss/


(Note the proximity of the Right Sector Flags in relation to the location and position of Alexander during the interview segment.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNgsIoa0RK8

If the un-calculable costs to Canadian and Ukrainian society are being ignored for the sake of ideological fear and hate based vote pandering. If ultra-nationalist rhetoric and fear mongering is not kept in check, will this acceptance of radicalization not in the end, doom us both?

The eerie feeling is emerging that pro-war advocates with interests abroad that support future “elected governments” will ultimately have a blank check to declare anti-war advocates or opposition parties as terrorist threats, at will.

At what point do we debate this “future” like reasonable adults?

View video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3zs58l6K7Q


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#Harper’s War(s) and the #C51 War on _____ Agenda #cdnpoli #StopC51 #C51DayOfAction

Thousands upon thousands of Canadians are converging into the public squares of the Nation today to voice their concerns and expressing their collective disdain for Stephen Harper and his merry band of fear-mongering, war-profiteering misfits. Unlike the widely covered protests abroad against oppressive and/or authoritative governments, we have noticed that the broadcast and print media have seemingly downplayed these events thus far.  Since we have covered and converged some of the serious overlapping issues in previous summaries and so many Canadians from all segments of society have decided to add their collective voices together, we felt the urge to keep this short and sweet by posting an infographic that sums up the ongoing “War on ____ Agenda” and how Bill C-51 relates to the Harper Regime’s ideological mandate…

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#Harper’s War(s): Ten + Reasons to Vote Against the Use of Military Force #cdnpoli #GPC #NDP #LPC #CPC

With the hyper-accelerations and unprecedented fear-mongering campaign being waged upon “We the People” of Canada and our “Allies” with regards to the “terrorist” threat posed by IS/ISIL/ISIS. With the recent tragic friendly-fire death of a Canadian soldier, the reports that an Agent employed by a Canadian intelligence organization was involved in the delivery of the 3 U.K. schoolgirls into Syria and the media blackout by the Canadian media conglomerates regarding the very important Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled “The President’s Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts” (AUMF), we feel it is necessary to republish an open letter by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich Members of Congress detailing 10 reasons to vote against the use of military force.

The reason this is of utmost importance is that the Harper Regime is hell-bent on furthering our military intervention and has thus far been less than transparent, actually rather deceptive and opaque, regarding our role in Iraq/Syria and beyond while the U.S. is proposing an initial 3 year open ended commitment. According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s proposed resolution authorizing the use of military force against the Islamic State contains no geographic limitations. The proposal allows attacks on “associated persons or forces” or any “closely related successor entity” to IS/ISIL/ISIS that is at war with the United States or its partners.

Yes, this is the very same Dennis Kucinich that announced the raising of the Al Qaeda flag over the courthouse in Benghazi in Libya back in November 2011 after the “successful liberation” of Libya by NATO air power. Oddly enough, the Canadian military predicted Libya would descend into civil war and Top Pentagon officials distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2011 march to war in Libya as well.

We may also presume why John Baird has decided to “quit” the game of geo-poltics, maybe there was too much blood on his hands and realized that the fix is in within the Harper Regime. Now this is extremely problematic considering the rush by the war-mongering Harper Regime to ram Bill C-51 through and the implications of these combined issues. Within a few days we have several “Allies” that are publicly stating views that counter the narrative of not only the Harper Regime, but our so called “free and independent” media conglomerates. Unlike the coordinated one-sided Ukraine/Russia propaganda campaign, this poses such an interesting and convoluted conundrum that even the AP and Reuters can’t seem to deliver a straight storyline. This is presumably, much like the dueling Israel/Iran narrative, due to the fact that their dueling narratives reach a much broader audience on both sides of the false left/right paradigm with the single solid connection that there are a small group of fear-mongering war-profiteering NeoCons within both “official” political Parties, whether they may be Liberal/Democrats or Conservative/Republicans. Below this open letter, we will embed the above mentioned video uploaded by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich along with another article titled “How Governments Twist Terrorism” since there seems to be no clear “definition” being presented by the Harper Regime with regards to Bill C-51 and the Harper Regime members of the Committee seem to have a serious problem asking questions of the witnesses and instead are presenting monologs to the witnesses.


Ten Reasons to Vote Against the Use of Military Force

Dear Colleague,

I was honored to serve in Congress for 16 years. During that time I provided information and helped to create debates over U.S. policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other nations, defending the Article I, Section 8 responsibilities of Congress on matters of war and peace. Those of you who know me are aware that I avoid partisanship. I have challenged Republican and Democratic administrations alike.

Congress rightfully lacks confidence in this administration, given its bungling of a war against Libya and its general mishandling of international policy.

Why would Congress, as a co-equal branch of government, be so ready to give up its constitutional power to this president with an Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which represents a wholesale appropriation of war power?

This could be one of the most important votes you will ever cast, so I want to share with you, collegially, information that I hope will be of use in your deliberations.

I present some thoughts for your consideration as you enter into a momentous, new debate over the authorization of military force, this time against the Islamic State.

This could be one of the most important votes you will ever cast, so I want to share with you, collegially, information that I hope will be of use in your deliberations.

Here are 10 reasons why Congress should not grant the president authority to use military force against the Islamic State, based on fact, consequences and the U.S. Constitution:

  1.  ISIS is not a threat to the U.S. homeland.

Writing in The American Conservative, Senior Editor Daniel Larison points out that the U.S. is taking on an unnecessary risk:

“… the U.S. mistakenly volunteers to address a regional security problem that poses no real threat to America, [while] its regional partners do as little as they can get away with, and in some cases stop doing even that in order to get the U.S. to take additional risks on their behalf.”

If the U.S. enters the fray, of course, regional partners will let us do the fighting.

There is no credible information available that indicates ISIS is a direct threat to the U.S. According to a Wall Street Journal article, “Lawmakers Told Islamic State Isn’t Terror Threat on U.S. Soil,” Congress has already been advised by U.S. counterterrorism officials that ISIS is not a threat to the U.S. homeland. Additionally, no new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has been produced alleging ISIS is a direct threat to America. However, an all-out U.S. war against ISIS could expose America to unnecessary threats, without any national security benefits.

  1. The AUMF disingenuously calls for a “limited” war, while it is written to guarantee a permanent war, thus nullifying the power of the people’s representatives in Congress.

The framers of the U.S. Constitution were vitally concerned with the separation of powers, especially when it came to war. The power to declare war is vested in the Congress, in Article I, Section 8. The AUMF is written to enable the administration to conduct war, unilaterally, against any group, anywhere, at any time, over a period of three years, which opposing combatants will ignore.

If the administration succeeds in gaining approval for this particular AUMF, it will not have to return to Congress for approval as it takes its war from nation to nation. This is clearly contrary to the intent of the founders. It weakens Congress’ constitutional power (checks and balances) and undermines the Constitution.

  1. The AUMF is a blank check and a fiscal black hole.

Since the AUMF sets the stage for a worldwide conflict, the cost of action will run into the hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars, particularly if ground troops are involved in a war with religious overtones that go back 14 centuries. This war will inevitably require an emergency wartime supplemental appropriation and massive borrowing, adding to the $16 trillion U.S. deficit and weakening the U.S. economy internally while providing great wealth to war profiteers who are already draining America’s wealth.

  1. Regional armies appear to be rising to their own defense; U.S. presence will escalate war.

At this very moment ISIS is finally under pressure from Iraqi forces and pro-government militias, without U.S. boots on the ground. Additionally, ISIS is said to be experiencing internal pressures and conflicts. The Washington Post points out: “The Islamic State is battling major offensives waged on at least three fronts — by Kurds in northern Syria, Kurds in northern Iraq and the combined force of Iraqi army and Shiite militia fighters advancing on the central Iraqi city of Tikrit.”

“…the risks of escalation are enormous. The biggest proponent of an American invasion is the Islamic State itself. The provocative videos, in which a black-hooded executioner addresses President Obama by name, are clearly made to draw America into the fight. An [U.S.] invasion would be a huge propaganda victory for jihadists worldwide … they all believe that the United States wants to embark on a modern-day Crusade and kill Muslims.” — Graeme Wood in the Atlantic Magazine, March 2015.

ISIS desperately needs to draw the U.S. in, to provide a rallying cry “against the foreign invader.” Why should America put our troops in harm’s way to provide this terrorist organization with new life, especially since armies in the region are stepping up to take the fight to ISIS?

In the AUMF, the president wants language that provides for U.S. ground forces to have “flexibility.” Read: “Boots on the ground!” If Congress passes the AUMF, it will have no say in the conduct of this war, except for appropriations.

  1. The U.S. could get drawn into a worldwide religious war.

President Obama says, “We are not at war against Islam.” Congressional approval of the president’s request for the AUMF against the Islamic State will change that quickly. The AUMF will become a powerful recruiting tool for ISIS. How else will it be interpreted abroad, other than America at war with Islam? The U.S. could blunder into a complex, multidimensional conflict with explicit religious overtones, no matter what the president says.

ISIS wants to draw the U.S. into a religious war, to secure its role as the self-proclaimed defender of Islam against crusading foreign invaders.

Jihadis, anticipating a great war for Islam, have streamed into the region from all over the world to join ISIS ranks. An estimated 20,000 fighters from 90 nations have converged to fight alongside ISIS.

“This is a fight the Islamic State should be denied. And yet we should have learned that it is a bad idea to get into a ground war with people whose idea of victory is martyrdom.” — Richard Cohen in the Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2015.

  1. ISIS and Al Qaeda are divided. US re-entry into war could unite them.

ISIS and Al Qaeda are in a deep rift. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri differ on strategy, tactics, methods, religious interpretations and on Baghdadi’s establishment of a caliphate.

An all-out U.S. military attack against ISIS will force Al Qaeda into an alliance it does not want, to join ISIS in a “fight against Western invaders,” creating a united front much stronger and more deadly to America and her allies.

  1. A Solution: Follow ISIS’ money, and shut it down.

Where is ISIS getting its money? Up to 100,000 ISIS fighters are funded by Gulf State donors, identified in the past as being from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait. Fully equipping and providing for one modern combat-ready soldier can cost $850,000 to $1,000,000 a year. ISIS’ army could be gaining $85 billion to $100 billion a year from various sources. We can either commit the U.S. military to another war, and the U.S. to further risk of impending attacks through the genesis of a new crusade, or we can fight this threat with intelligent power and high technology.

The administration must identify the specific sources of ISIS’ money, the individuals, the nations and the means of transfer, and shut them all down. It must sanction countries and individuals, tie up their bank accounts and commercial activities, freeze their assets and cancel their credit cards. Send platoons of accountants from the Treasury Department and the IRS into the fray, not platoons of U.S. soldiers. The U.S. must track oil sales, sales of antiquities and other valuables. Anyone involved in any transactions of any kind with ISIS must be identified and sanctioned.

  1. Solution: Cyber response.

The U.S. has the ability to identify and disrupt terror networks using digital technology. The CIA, in a major reorganization, has just created a fifth directorate, the Directorate of Digital Innovation, in recognition that intelligent power means using the most technologically advanced tools available. For its part, the NSA, which has admitted gaps, is also strengthening its information collecting. If, as Clausewitz said, “War is the continuation of politics by other means,” in the 21st century we  have other means to avoid a “boots on the ground” shooting war.

  1. Endless wars enable Washington to ignore a domestic agenda.

It has been said that others attack us in order to destroy the way we live. Since 9/11, our own government has been responsible for shredding the Constitution through wars of choice and the imposition of a national security state with a permanent state of emergency.

The U.S. now spends about $1 trillion a year to “defend” America using lethal means. Yet the more money we spend, the greater the peril. Why? Meanwhile, at home, America’s middle class is falling apart, wages and benefits have dropped, retirement savings have vanished and Wall Street and war profiteers clean up. Americans, punished through unwarranted, massive surveillance, have forfeited constitutional rights and civil liberties. The right to privacy, which is protected by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, has been destroyed in the name of security.

  1. The time has come for the U.S. to review the effects of interventionism.

ISIS grew out of U.S. interventions. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have disintegrated into chaos and violence. The price tag has been extraordinary in loss of human life and the cost of trillions of dollars. Bad judgments, misinformation and even lies have caused our nation to intervene, inspiring radical elements, stoking the fires of nationalism and engendering religious conflict. A great price has been paid and continues to be paid by our troops and their families.

This is the time for Congress and the administration to rethink the failed national security strategy, the failed doctrine of intervention, the failed “right to protect” doctrine and the abominable intrusion into the private lives of Americans.

Congress must refuse to give up its constitutional power under Article I, Section 8 and hold the executive branch in check on matters of war. It should defeat the AUMF and stop the administration from spreading war around the world.

Congress has a new opportunity to get control of runaway spending and keep America strong without wasting resources. In my early years in Congress, I was shocked to learn, from the inspector general to the Department of Defense, that DOD had over $1 trillion in accounts that could not be reconciled. According to the GAO, the Army “lost track of 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch units.” The Constitution, Article I, Section 9, requires an accounting. With the national security budget at $1 trillion annually, and trillions spent for wars of choice, and a trillion unaccounted for, and countless billions in cost overruns, the question is who is defending the taxpayers?

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force provides a new opportunity for a much-needed debate over the direction of America, our priorities and the best way to protect our nation from harm. Thank you for considering my views.

Respectfully,

Dennis Kucinich
Member of Congress 1997 – 2013

source: http://www.kucinich.com/?_escaped_fragment_=10-Reasons-to-Vote-Against-the-Use-of-Military-Force/c1z12/5500a8330cf27b8ab26b528e
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/11/open-letter-to-members-congress-about-authorization-to-use-military-force/


Uploaded on Nov 2, 2011

Hi, Congressman Dennis Kucinich here. I just got off the phone with a very well-known talk show host from Cleveland, Mike Trivisonno, who told me about calls that he is getting from people who are concerned that there is an Al Qaeda flag flying over the courthouse in Benghazi in Libya. It was put there by the same group that we helped to oust the Gaddafi regime.

What is going on in America? On the one hand, we have soldiers dying in Afghanistan fighting Al Qaeda. On the other hand, we just helped a group of people take over Libya and the Al Qaeda flag is flying over their capital city headquarters.

What are we doing? It is time for America to get its story and its priorities straight about what we stand for as a nation. Its time to get out of all these wars and all of these conflicts where we think we can play both sides against the middle and it usually ends up with U.S. soldiers getting killed.

Its time to bring our troops home and take care of things here at home. As we approach Veteran’s Day 2011, we should really honor those who serve by having a foreign policy that is straight. That speaks directly to the concerns of the American people. That is mindful of the fact that we can’t tell the whole world what to do and we have an obligation to get our own house in order here at home and put people back to work.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0FQzhWy0VI


How Governments Twist Terrorism
By Philip Giraldi | March 12, 2015

States craft terror definitions and designations to absolve themselves and satisfy their constituencies.

The Washington Post reports that “terrorism trend lines are ‘worse than at any other point in history.’” But what is terrorism? It has frequently been pointed out that “terrorism” is a tactic, not an actual physical adversary, but it is less often noted that a simple definition of what constitutes terrorism is hardly universally accepted, while the designation itself is essentially political. The glib assertion that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter fails to capture the distinction’s consequences as the terror label itself increasingly comes with a number of legal and practical liabilities attached. Describing an organization as terroristic in order to discredit it has itself become a tactic, and one that sometimes has only limited connections to what the group in question actually believes or does.

The bone of contention in defining terrorism is where to draw the line in terms of the use of violence in furtherance of a political objective. In practice, it is generally accepted that state players who employ violence do so within a social framework that confers legitimacy, while nonstate players who use political violence are ipso facto terrorists, or at least susceptible to being tagged with that label, which confers upon them both illegitimacy and a particularly abhorrent criminality. But some on the receiving end of such a Manichean distinction object, noting that the laws defining terror are themselves drawn up by the governments and international organizations, which inevitably give themselves a pass in terms of their own potential liability. They would argue that established regimes will inevitably conspire to label their enemies terrorists to marginalize both resistance movements and internal dissent in such a way as to diminish the credibility of the groups that are so targeted. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently been doing precisely that, and one might reasonably argue that government use of violence is often in practice indistinguishable from the actions of nonstate players.

Some common dictionary definitions of terrorism include engaging in “the systematic use of terror,” surely an indication of the inscrutability of an issue when the word must be used to define itself. The United Nations has been unsuccessfully negotiating a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism since 2002 that would define terror as causing death or serious injury or destroying or damaging public or private property “to intimidate a population, or to compel a Government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act.”   The United States Federal criminal code uses similar language, as does the Patriot Act, with the key elements being the use of violence or physical destruction to “intimidate or coerce” a civilian population or an existing government.

Governments are aware of what can be accomplished by invoking the word “terrorism.” The diplomacy-averse United States frequently hides behind the label, as it is prohibited by law from negotiating with groups so-labeled, and thereby avoids having to confront the possible legitimacy of what they represent. And it also justifies a uniformly violent response, which is invariably described as self-defense.

Fourteen years ago the “global war on terror” was used to justify wholesale American intervention in predominantly Muslim countries. A number of European countries, including France and Britain, have followed the example of the two Patriot Acts by introducing antiterrorism legislation that provides special police and intelligence service authorities that limit normal legal protections in terrorism cases. The broadly written laws have largely rendered the authorities immune from either regulation or prosecution, and governments in the West have generally been reluctant to allow any third-party inquiries into the related behavior of military and police forces. In the United States the state secret privilege, originally intended to prohibit the exposure of classified information in court, has been used to completely derail judicial proceedings relating to offenses allegedly committed by the government in terrorism cases.

And critics of the essentially hypocritical double standard used in defining terrorism certainly have a point. One might reasonably argue that the use of drones, in which “signature” targets are killed because they match a profile, fits comfortably within the definition of terrorism. During 2003-4, American Army and Marine forces in Fallujah sometimes shelled and bombed targets in the city indiscriminately and were certainly responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths. The Israeli Defense Forces killed thousands of civilians in two incursions into Gaza as well as several attacks on Lebanon. There was no declaration of war to justify the use of armed force in either case, and independent observers noted that many of the civilian casualties could have been avoided, normally a defining factor that makes an incident terror. Both Israel and the United States turned the tables on the situation by referring to their opponents and victims as “terrorists.” There has been no accountability for the deaths because it was two governments that carried out the killing.

In a world seemingly obsessed with terrorism it was inevitable that something like an anti-terrorism industry would grow dramatically. Every television and radio network has its own stable of pundits who pontificate on every violent incident, and there also are well-compensated freelancers, who describe themselves as experts, such as Evan Kohlmann and Steve Emerson. Emerson recently had to apologize after claiming that Birmingham, England had a number of no-go areas controlled by local Muslim extremists.

It should be no surprise that lawyers have now also gotten into the game. In 1996 Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, which allows victims of terrorism to file civil suits in federal and state courts against sponsors or supporters of terrorism. Once you have a group or individual labeled as terrorist, or providing assistance to terrorists, there are a number of options you can pursue. The burgeoning antiterrorism industry appears to be in some ways linked to the increasing employment of Lawfare, which uses the legal system to wage war by alternative means, making it possible to obtain a favorable judgment and damages from the assets of a recognized terrorist organization. Such litigation benefits from favorable legislation in the United States that makes terrorism a worldwide crime subject to U.S. judicial review.

Recent court cases have involved both states that allegedly sponsor terrorism or actual organizations that are now parts of governments that either currently or at one time were perceived to be terrorists. Many of the groups targeted are enemies of Israel, and the Israeli Lawfare center Shurat HaDin is most active in pursuing such litigation. In a recent case in New York City, the Palestinian Authority was successfully sued by a group of Israelis and Americans over terrorist attacks that took place in Israel in 2002-4. If the appeal fails, the Palestinian Authority will be required to pay $1 billion in damages and will be bankrupted, with negative consequences for the United States, which has been seeking to create a viable government on the West Bank.

The U.S. Department of State identifies four countries as state sponsors of terrorism, making them prime targets for sanctions and other legal action. They are Cuba, Sudan, Syria and Iran. Cuba is an anomaly as it has not threatened anyone in decades but remains on the list due to the deep passions within America’s politically powerful Cuban Lobby. Sudan likewise should not be so designated, as even the U.S. government admits that it is cooperative on terrorism issues.

This leaves Syria and Iran, both of which are regarded as state sponsors of terrorism even though both are themselves victims of terrorist attacks carried out by groups supported by the United States. They are on the list because they harbor or cooperate with Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. All three groups consider themselves to be resistance movements against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, but Israel regards all three as terrorists, a view shared by the United States on the state department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. That viewpoint is not necessarily shared by many European governments, which regard the organizations as having evolved into legitimate political parties. There are also thousands of individuals and groups considered to be terroristic or criminal, collected by the U.S. Department of Justice on its Special Designated Nationals List. Individuals and organizations on the list have their assets blocked and are subject to other punitive action by the United States government.

Being designated by the Department of the Treasury or state does not necessarily mean that someone or some organization was actually involved in terrorism. The Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, an Islamic charity, was declared a terrorist organization in 2001. Its officers were convicted and imprisoned in a 2008 trial because the Treasury Department determined ex post facto that it had given money to Hamas before that group was itself named as a terrorist organization.

Inclusion on the State or Treasury lists can mean that there is solid evidence of wrongdoing, but it can also represent mere insinuations or a strong desire to see a group singled out for punishment. In any event, once a group or person is designated for a list, it is difficult to get off. Organizations that have not engaged in terrorist activity for many years remain on the list while other groups that are active escape censure. Recently, the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian terrorist group that killed six Americans in the 1970s, was removed from the list under political pressure from Congress and the media. Again, Israel was involved. MEK is an enemy of the current government in Tehran and is itself an important component of the Israeli intelligence effort against Iran, having been involved in the fabrication of information suggesting that Iran has an active nuclear weapons program as well as participating in the assassinations of Tehran’s scientists.

So what terrorism actually consists of very much depends on one’s perspective, rendering the word itself largely meaningless. But those who are listed as terrorists experience real consequences even accepting that the designation is both selectively applied and politicized. The United States and Israel in particular use the terrorism label to demonize opponents, drum up fear, and generate popular support for security policies that might otherwise be unpalatable. They also justify their own behavior by asserting that they occupy the moral high ground in the defense of the world against terror, a claim that certainly should be regarded with considerable skepticism.

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Council for the National Interest.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-governments-twist-terrorism/

 

 


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#Harper’s War(s): #Canada vs #C51 vs #CSIS vs #RCMP – #cdnpoli #pnpcbc

In our previous brief summary,  The Rise of the #NeoBolsheviks aka #NeoCons, we touched upon the various similarities between the Harper Regime and the Bolsheviks counter-revolution that violently seized power in Russia in 1917. For this brief summary we will pose a few questions and issues that seem to be missing from the current discourse, dissemination, conversation, reporting and debate about Bill C-51.

When will the Opposition and those opposed to the Orwellian and dystopian Bill C-51 mobilize in mass protests and how long will they remain committed?

Before we delve into the content, or lack thereof, we feel it is necessary to question the “Bread and Circuses” methods that are being utilized to “frame and mandate” the debate via the MSM and social media. The easiest way to present this is by utilizing our own CBC News coverage. At a later date we hop to present a summary that compiles the result of our in-depth analysis into how the CBC News and especially CBC’s Power and Politics, and to a lesser degree the Exchange, are nothing more than well organized and scripted “Limited Hangouts” that are engaging in a full spectrum “Gaslighting” operation against the citizenry that is being guided directly via the PMO. Not only are the hosts actively engaged but the supporting staff and reporters, guests, panelists, lobbyists and free-lance journalists are as well. This does nothing but cast a broad cloud of suspicion and call into question their own ethics and legitimacy. This harms our economy, society, peace, safety and security more than anything and everything else combined.

The short and simple overview is that the primary mandate is one that completely reinforces the PMO scripts and message about the geo-political and economic environment with a shrewd blend of “Yellow Journalism” and a tightly “Controlled Opposition” counter narrative when necessary, if at all. To observe this one only needs to inspect the language that is crafted within their coverage and articles and how “Sockpuppets” and carefully placed commentary divert the comments sections and social media discussions.

For the above to be addressed, we propose a few remedies that may open the debate and conversion. In our opinion, the collective Opposition and concerned backbenchers must, on behalf of all Canadians, demand a formal, immediate, open and transparent inquiry into how the PMO is utilizing tax-payer resources to contaminate and gaslight discussion and comment threads.

  1. Who are those being employed and who is actually accountable for the scripts and narrative?
  2. What are the costs vs benefits and implications vs opposition associated with these activities and what amount of resources are being utilized?
  3. When will there be an initial investigation and/or formal inquiry.
  4. Where are the message control operatives operating from, where are they being deployed?
  5. Why is there no public and/or Parliamentary scrutiny and/or oversight and why has this issue been allowed to fly under the radar for so long?
  6. How much is this actually costing, how can these practices be acceptable to anyone that is not in power and how will the results of any investigation be presented?

Moving forward to the Bill C-51 “Bread and Circuses” debate, keeping in mind that this is directly related and overlaps several narratives that converge the economy and security amongst others. These narratives are in full view and converging rather rapidly. We need to point out that this is by design and being controlled by a relatively small few that have the controlling stake within the Harper Regime itself, the segment that is completely protected from the implications and/or ramifications of Bill C-51 for various reasons.

Bill C-51, like all of the previous Omnibus Bills, many of which we have still not felt the ramifications of, is an extremely opaque, ill-conceived, bloated and convoluted piece of oppression. Just observe the smugness, arrogance, and self-absurdness of the Harper Regime and their Loyalists.

  1. Who ultimately controls the fear-mongering narrative surrounding Bill C-51 and who ultimately benefits other than the Harper Regime, their special interest lobbies and their Loyalists?
  2. What measures are in place to assure the legality the fear-mongering scripts, talking points, narrative and spin surrounding Bill C-51 by the Harper Regime, their special interest lobbies and their Loyalists?
  3. When will the illegal terror propaganda being disseminated and propagated, fear-mongering scripts, talking points, narrative and spin surrounding Bill C-51 by the Harper Regime, their special interest lobbies and their Loyalists be investigated and prosecuted?
  4. Where are the fear-mongering scripts, talking points, narrative and spin surrounding Bill C-51 by the Harper Regime, their special interest lobbies and their Loyalists being organized and are they legal?
  5. Why are the scripts, talking points, narrative and spin by the Harper Regime, their special interest lobbies and their Loyalists surrounding Bill C-51 being endlessly regurgitated and why have the Opposition not formed, fostered, nutured and/or encouraged protests?
  6. How are the the fear-mongering scripts, talking points, narrative and spin surrounding Bill C-51 being addressed and countered?

To move forward a bit, we also need to open the debate about expanding the powers of CSIS, especially intervention strategies, when they conflict with the RCMP and/or contaminate and/or corrupt active investigations by other law enforcement agencies. We know there are serious flaws with the U.S. with regards to the conflicting agendas of the NSA, CIA, FBI, etc. When one or more agencies are directing resources in what amounts to turf wars, which take precedence and who reimburses the resources that were wasted.

We already have serious backlogs and deficiencies within our own systems and entities. The most troubling stem from the lack of adequate funding, manpower and resources across the board. These deficiencies have bogged down investigation, burdened the courts and crated an extremely insecure environment. Considering the lack of security within the various Government controlled Ministerial databases and web portals, one must ponder how these can be adequately addressed without proper funding and oversight. In short, the entire “system” is insecure and that places all Canadians at risk.

  1. Who will assure that the activities and expanded powers being proposed do not encourage a “spy vs spy” scenario playing out and who will assure the integrity of the investigations?
  2. What provision will be utilized to assure that there are absolutely no conflicts of interest between CSIS interventions and RCMP investigations along with covert foreign intelligence operatives/agencies operations and what steps are being taken to assure that the expansive inter-Ministerial data sharing system is secured and invulnerable to exploits and back door attacks?
  3. When will the public be allowed to address their concerns about the ramifications of entrapment and dragnet surveillance?
  4. Where are the provisions that address the activities of foreign intelligence operatives and agencies that are actively conducting their own independent operations in Canada?
  5. Why is the Harper Regime entitled to be given a blank check free pass to directly and indirectly seize complete control of Canada and the lives of Canadians at home and abroad?
  6. How can CSIS and the RCMP assure Canadians that rogue agents within their own ranks or the ranks of Government are identified and eliminated as potential threats to our collective safety and security?

In addition to the above questions and concerns we need to be very mindful of the potential long term effects regarding Bill C-51 especially the budgetary implications. We presume that, based upon the previous failed budgets, that none of the programs and/or operations will be allocated adequately. This presumption is based upon several key components and the inadequate funding that are associated with the unbroken string of failed budgets by the Harper Regime and taking into consideration that the across the board austerity cuts have yet to actually fully be realized nor have they borne any positive results.

We realize that Bill C-51 is the most opaque, broad sweeping, dangerous and un-democratic Trojan Horse legislation ever proposed by the Harper Regime. We also realize that the language about “economic” security is even more opaque. What we take great issue with is the way in which the likes of the oppressive Regimes of Egypt, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE are glorified as proponents of liberty, freedom, democracy, peace, safety, security and prosperity with regards to the funding of ongoing terrorist activities in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, while other less oppressive regimes are demonized, targeted and sanctioned.

Contrary to the published punditry, we realize that while the Harper Regime insists that the provisions contained within Bill C-51 is not a treat to legitimate forms of dissent and/or protests, past experiences and practices employing agent provocateurs by policing agents at the Montebello SPP Summit in 2007, the kettling, arrests and mass detention of “legal” protesters at the Toronto G8/G20 while suspected agent provocateurs went unattained, the various attacks and anti-protest legislation passed nationwide, but specifically against Quebec students and the storm trooping of the Occupy protests.

In other words, since the foreign funded bloodless coup d’état by Stephen Harper and his Reform/Alliance cabal over the past decade that brought them to power, virtually all forms of opposition, legitimate dissent and legal protests have either been co-opted, infiltrated by agent provocateurs, faced threats and intimidation, been financially sanctioned, silenced, censored, slandered and discredited.

Most of all and probably of utmost importance, protests to the actions and inactions of the Harper Regime have been either declared illegal, disallowed and/or severely limited by way of legislation and/or by-laws.

If we were to foresee “who” Bill C-51 is targeting. Based upon the militarism and foreign adventurism trend by the Harper Regime and their failed attempts to become actively involved and deploy forces into the 2003 GW Bush fraudulent WMD War upon Iraq that was blocked by “We the People”, anti-war advocates, activists and protesters are the intended targets. All of the others that are already on Harper’s Hit List are just gravy on the potatoes and frosting on the cake.

Now, keeping in mind that the Harper Regime actually sent officials to stand by those protesters at the Ukrainian Maidan and supported, advocated and encouraged the overthrow of an corrupt albeit elected Regime, not to mention their active involvement into the affairs of Libya and Syria, both of which are mired in foreign funded civil wars, that directly fostered the foreign funded “barbaric terrorists” of today, the only real questions that remain are really simple:

  1. Who benefits from the Harper Regime’s opaque agenda and mandate?
  2. What is the true agenda the Harper Regime’s Loyalist and supporters?
  3. Where is this mass suppression and surveillance data accumulation by the the Harper Regime ultimately headed?
  4. When will the will of “We the People” be heard and acknowledged by the Harper Regime?
  5. Why does the Harper Regime fear and refuse to address questions and concerns?
  6. How far will the Harper Regime go in their quest of full spectrum domination of Canada and Canadians?

Wake up, smell the coffee and face the cold hard facts, this may well be the last time Canadians will ever be able to protest anything that is not sanctioned by the Regime that controls the Parliament and Government of the day.

 

 


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#Harper’s War(s): The Rise of the #NeoBolsheviks aka #NeoCons #cdnpoli #pnpcbc

At certain points in time one must reflect upon the past in order to sort out the present as it trends into the future. In many ways this seems like an impossible task for even the most prolific academics and historians considering history is often typically distorted and “created” based upon past propaganda that contradicts current propaganda efforts. This is why we must go back a bit further in time for comparison to decipher and decode the facts and realities from the fictions and propaganda in order to reconstruct the actual facts and realities. Keep in mind that the shylocks, charlatans and snake-oil salesmen that control the past easily control and rewrite “history” on demand and ultimately control the present and intend to do so well into the future.

We assUme that our “free” and “independent” media plays an unbiased and transparent role in investigating, researching, presenting and publishing evidence based facts. The only constant fact about this assumption is that it is fundamentally flawed. The one simple and glaringly obvious fact is that our “free” and “independent” media presents information in a very hyper sensationalized, biased and opaque manner to gain and retain viewers, followers and subscribers. These distorted facts and opinions are then presented to the general public by our “free” and “independent” media conglomerates to serve the needs and requirements of their own investors, stake-holders and advertisers. In other words, they are “free” and “independent” to publish whatever provides the best return on investment, period. At the present time, as has occurred in the past, if it bleeds, it leads, because fears and wars sell “papers” and allows the ruling Party to fraudulently sell the “justification” loss of freedoms and liberties to an ill-informed populous.

We also, sometimes foolishly, assUme that our “elected” officials play an unbiased and transparent role when in fact they only present the information in an opaque manner that serve the needs of its own investors and ideological supporters in order to get “elected” by the less informed citizenry. In reality our “free” and “independent” media are simply the sell-side tools of the Harper Regime Loyalists that promote globalist intervention schemes. Instead of well researched facts to formulate and base our own opinions, “We the People” are simply given “Bread and Circuses” to distract from reality in order to further an opaque and hidden agenda that is based upon their fabricated realities. Simply put, the “free” and “independent” media are nothing more than the ultimate tools of war, at home and abroad and they are indeed controlled by munitions makers, armaments dealers, war profiteers and financial terrorists along with countless mercenaries, private militias and armies that engage in both quasi-legal, semi-legal and illegal terrorist activities.

The parallels between the past and present are astounding considering the fact that if either of these collective entities fails to remain transparent with the facts, they utterly fail the populous, not only today but well into the future. In other words, just as the victors of the past wrote their own version of history, todays political victors misguided, falsified talking points and regurgitated published propaganda become the historical fact well into the future as they are the only source of information. This may be refereed to as the “Big Lie” theory and is developed and nurtured via “sockpuppets”, “Limited Hangouts” and the “Gaslighting” effect.

While this is noticeable to a great degree across the MSM, to see this in action one only needs to parse the “articles” and comments on our own tax-payer funded CBC News website. Pay close attention to how the timing of the “UPDATES” coordinate with the arrival of sockpuppets and trolls and how the message is massaged on both ends by way of subversive propaganda techniques. On the one hand, there are several half truths presented with subtle innuendos, based upon hearsay, within the “articles” themselves at various points to appear well researched, honest, truthful and factual. On the other hand, important and relevant factual articles that have been investigated and researched, worthy of broad discussion and sharing, typically have the comments feature disabled. Most of the sensationalized and misrepresented articles are from outside sources, primarily Reuters and AP.  These articles work two-fold, first and formost to drive a message that follows the Harper Regimes talking points and spin as close as possible and second as a click-bait distraction that keeps and/or pushes these well spun “articles” into the “Most Viewed” sections in order to drive out the more important topics.

For many the “title” of this entry and the reference to Bolshevism seems comparatively disjointed in the least or sensational at best. It poses a sort of conundrum and prompts further explanation, if at all possible. One may inquire as to how Stephen Harper and the Harper Regime Loyalists could be compared to the Bolsheviks circa 1917? Some might opine, isn’t that a stretch of the imagination? Others may ponder and obsess that Stephen Harper and the Harper Regime Loyalists are more akin to NeoNazis and fascists.

In order to delve a bit further we need to understand the difference between the Russian Revolution in the spring of 1917 that lead to the downfall of the Czar, coincidentally a cousin of the reigning Crown, and the violent Bolshevik Revolution that hijacked it within a few months time as summer transcended into autumn of 1917. One must keep in mind that the initial revolutionaries sough to create an elected Constitutional Republic much like that of France and the United States, not a theocratic oligarchy based upon subjects and/or serfdom led by empty promises and catchy sloganeering.

While the comparison to fascists seems more appropriate and fairly well traveled within the interwebz to many they really are two sides of the same coin that enable technically what amounts to total government control and oppression of all dissenting opinions total government control and oppression of all dissenting opinions. In broad terms, fascists typically aim to protect the interests and well being of the citizenry of the Sovereign State they represent, its own productivity, industries, public services, etc. to support a strong national economy founded upon a high quality education that leads to full employment. On the other side of the coin, bolsheviks prefer global domination and the concept of globalization where the interests of the Sovereign State become secondary to the global investor class of Carpetbaggers and Robber Barons hell bent on global domination at all costs. Sadly, as opposed to a multi-polar “win-win” economy, the uni-polar “zero-sum” economy transfers those costs to the citizenry while the profits are quickly offshored.

This seems like it is impossible since over the past century we have all been indoctrinated into believing a false left/right paradigm exists based upon the battle of the “…ists & …ism’s” factored within. This simple word play allows global investors to play the tried and true leftists vs  rightists meme along with the persistent communists vs fascists theme. This easily allows the ultra small minority investor class, aka: regional/global oligarchs, complete control over the establishment main-stream media and anti-media conglomerates, dis-information aggregators, politicians, economists and politicos in order to “trickle down” and share in the spoils of excess, while the  majority of the populous are burdened with the costs under the collective banner of “capitalists/capitalism” that serve no public or national interests anywhere.

This was fairly evident during the First Cold War propaganda campaign that cemented the sides by way of half truths, misrepresentation and factual manipulation that ultimately relied upon morphing German and Soviet propaganda intermixed with the Allies propaganda to confuse and indoctrinate the masses. The problem and stark reality is that none of the propaganda that was published and propagated in the various regional/global media outlets to “sell” these wars before and during the First and Second World Wars have ever been properly scrutinized and disseminated before it was shrewdly entrenched into the educational system as history class nor corrected before it took root into the collective psyche.

This conundrum has become even more evident now that we have hyper accelerated into the Second Cold War via the external geo-political/military meddling in the EU, the Ukraine, North Africa and the Middle East, not to mention the rest of Africa, Asia and South America. This begs the question of who benefits when the Regime in power actively seeks out, creates and encourages enemies at home and abroad? At what point does one acknowledge that the Regime in power may in fact, be the actual enemy of the State?

If one analyzes and digests the implications of the above, one can easily draw parallels to how the Harper Regime and it’s die hard Loyalists, aka: Reform Party, effectively hijacked a major political party in what amounts to a bloodless coup d’état. These Loyalists have formed under the collective banner of what amounts to fear-mongering, war-mongering NeoConservatives within the U.S. and Canada and draw upon a fraudulent form of flag waving nationalism that encourages misguided ultra-nationalists to, in many cases violently, force their agenda, lest one be labeled as “unpatriotic”, towards furthering extreme economic NeoLiberalism that ignites the flames for extremists and terrorists to thrive at home and abroad.

The inconvenient truth is that no matter how often the Harper Regime Loyalists proclaim and repeat their pre-scripted talking points, nothing is ever either just black or just white, there are an infinite number of shades of gray in-between. The Harper Regime and their Loyalists, under the guise of providing safety and security with their endless “Tough on Crime” rhetoric, undermines the safety and security of now only Canadians, at home and abroad, but the entire global community.

This should sound multiple alarm bells that something is rotten in Ottawa. The only question that really remains is will the collective Opposition, non-Reformers and Conservative backbenchers actually take the hard steps necessary to remove the stench and rot before more damage is done, or will they simply choose to await another fraudulent election shrouded within the fog of war and rhetoric as they did in 2011 when the Harper Regime, its Loyalists and apologists declared that Libya must be bombed back into the stone age and Syria’s Assad Must Go?  The reality is that the previous NeoCon led schemes in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to the destabilization of the region and the more recent NeoCon instigated schemes in Libya, Syria and Ukraine have literally flooded 3 Continents with an endless supply of modern weaponry and uncontrollable chaos.

Do Canadians really “need” the Harper Regime to “protect” Canada from the various “terrorists” they themselves fostered and nurtured into existence? Keep in mind that the Harper Regime’s aggressive interventions in Libya and Syria alone have accounted for millions upon millions of displaced and impoverished families, hundreds of thousands of dead men, women and children of all ages and hundreds of billions of dollars in destroyed infrastructure, not to mention the countless lost historical sites and artifacts.

As a final point to ponder, has anyone really considered that Bill C51 is really designed to silence the anti-war, anti-foreign intervention advocates? Let’s face it, the genie is outta the bottle, Pandora’s box has been ripped wide open as the Harper Regime and their collective war-profiteering “Allies” at home and abroad have seemingly crossed the rubicon,  passed the point of no return, and leading “We the People” into yet another multi-continental World War.

Cui bono?

 


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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 8: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

For this Propaganda Challenge issued to the CBC, we’ll keep the intro rather short since most of it has been covered in previous summaries as well as our recently published Propaganda Challenge 7.

As mentioned previously, the Harper Regime has elected to dismiss pertinent facts with regards to who is fighting who and has instead decided to “fund” several oligarch funded “volunteer” battalions under the guise of “helping” the Kiev Regime. As of the drafting and publishing of this summary, the “cease-fire” that really never began has pretty much evaporated and the sadly the Civil War within Ukraine rages onward.

Once again, we would like to advise everyone that this has been a very hectic week and following along, archiving and preparing the summary results of these published “articles” has been very time consuming to say the least. For this reason we will continue to post a series of summaries over the next several hours as time permits, that will cover the corresponding days individually. Since we are obviously not “journalists” this info and data is being presented raw so that others may utilize and disseminate it further in a more professional way.

Not only is the Harper Regime attempting to sell us a war that we cannot afford, but Ukraine is drowning is debt, destruction and death. The IMF imposed austerity measures are beginning to take hold so the blame must be placed elsewhere to divert from the ongoing mass looting of the Ukrainian economy by the various oligarchs. Plus NATO is still demanding more “investment” into the Military Industrial Complex but on a “voluntary” basis as the rifts within itself become more apparent. The reckless and haphazard actions and inaction of Harper and the Regime, combined with the collective subversion of the media, is indeed a dangerous thing for any/all involved!

For this challenge we are going to focus on the propaganda of the day that was published on 03 September 2014 and like the others, this “article” was “updated” and edited several times to spin the narrative throughout the day at various times. it should be noted that the propaganda “article” of the day was one of the most edited and “updated” thus far with at least 14 different versions being archived.

As always, we will present the basic general info within a numbered list that will include the title, author, posted and last updated time-stamps, plus the shares, comments and url “wording” at the time of the page snapshots that follow the list. Please note that this really is the same article and once again was drastically changed and edited throughout the day as you can plainly see.

Also worth noting, as mentioned above, is the timing of the updates and how the entire context of the “reports” gets shifted throughout the based upon the images, titles and subtitle headers. This also affects what we see and hear via the CBC News Network and Radio along with local broadcasts throughout the day. Due to the complex nature of this particular “article” we are appealing to a wider collaborative effort to provide analysis.

Truth, accuracy and factual reporting for “We the People” seems to be deteriorating into the abyss and is essentially dead on arrival, period.

Article Titles and General Details

  1. Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire regime agreement reached, Poroshenko says
    Russia denies claim, saying they are not directly involved in conflict
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 7:56 AM ET
    16 shares
    33 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-ceasefire-regime-agreement-reached-poroshenko-says-1.2753912
  2. LIVE Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels reject ceasefire announcement
    Ukraine’s vague statement agreeing with Russian President Putin on ceasefire steps sowing confusion
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 9:22 AM ET
    2 shares
    130 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-pro-russian-rebels-reject-ceasefire-announcement-1.2753912
  3. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama reiterates support for Ukraine ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 9:37 AM ET
    4 shares
    189 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-reiterates-support-for-ukraine-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  4. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 10:34 AM ET
    6 shares
    293 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  5. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 10:59 AM ET
    6 shares
    326 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  6. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 11:17 AM ET
    8 shares
    391 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  7. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 12:48 PM ET
    14 shares
    701 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  8. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 1:04 PM ET
    14 shares
    796 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  9. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Obama lashes out at Russian ‘aggression’ ahead of NATO summit
    Pro-Russian rebels reject Ukraine’s ceasefire announcement
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 3:26 PM ET
    15 shares
    1231 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-obama-lashes-out-at-russian-aggression-ahead-of-nato-summit-1.2753912
  10. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko working on ceasefire
    Russian leader spells out seven-point plan, Western leaders express doubts
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 4:57 PM ET
    15 shares
    1343 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-poroshenko-working-on-ceasefire-1.2753912
  11. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko working on ceasefire
    Russian leader spells out seven-point plan, Western leaders express doubts
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 5:59 PM ET
    17 shares
    1428 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-poroshenko-working-on-ceasefire-1.2753912
  12. Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko working on ceasefire
    Russian leader spells out seven-point plan, Western leaders express doubts
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 6:39 PM ET
    18 shares
    1472 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-poroshenko-working-on-ceasefire-1.2753912
  13. Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko working on ceasefire
    Russian leader spells out seven-point plan, Western leaders express doubts
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 7:30 PM ET
    18 shares
    1528 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-poroshenko-working-on-ceasefire-1.2753912
  14. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Putin, Poroshenko working on ceasefire
    Russian leader spells out seven-point plan, Western leaders express doubts
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 03, 2014 2:39 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 11:13 PM ET
    19 shares
    1711 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-poroshenko-working-on-ceasefire-1.2753912

Article Snapshots


Very Brief Summary

Once again the “story” changes throughout the day which provides a high level of confusion amongst the masses, not only by way of the large amounts of online “updates” but in addition to the fact that the on-air broadcasts typically, but not always, reflect the updating and sometimes conflicting narratives. This is rather obvious when scrolling through the CBC’s comment thread.

Like many of the others we have presented, this single “article” seems to actually be what amounts to 3 separate articles morphed into one massive propaganda piece. If these presumed 3 articles were published independently, “We the People” may have had the opportunity to utilize our own critical thinking skills to come to our own independent conclusions instead of the conclusions that are prepared for us by the Harper Regime, its Loyalists and trolls in collusion with its globalist war-mongering factions.

Another thing that should be noted is that most of the ‘Related Articles” within the above “article” have been unraveled in our previous summaries.


Until next time, we’ll leave you with the following quote in the form of an info-graphic to ponder:

"All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, come invariably from people who are not fighting."  ~ George Orwell
“All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, come invariably from people who are not fighting.”

~ George Orwell


To be continued…

 

 


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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 7: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

Before we issue our latest CBC News Propaganda Challenge and before it gets bumped by the next several updates listed in the “Recent Posts“, we would like to present the latest article published yesterday by our long time contributor Bear Cat titled “Harper Party Spies“. We would also like to remind everyone to review our previous summaries as well. Since we have been requested to provide the actual content of the previous summaries, we’ll be do that throughout the day today.

Before we move forward we would like to advise everyone that this has been a very hectic week and following along, archiving and preparing the summary results of these “articles” has been very time consuming. For this reason we will be posting a series of summaries over the next several hours or so, that will cover the corresponding days individually. Since we are obviously not “journalists” this info and data is being presented raw so that others may utilize and disseminate it further in a more professional way.

One should also keep in mind that the “cease fire” was broken very early on by the latest shelling of civilian areas by the Ukrainian Armed Forces backed by attacks by the various oligarch funded militias on Saturday. This was something that was NOT reported via the CBC since the only “article” of the day mentioned that the cease fire was holding. It is also noteworthy that a lot of the info being propagated is coming directly from the “volunteer” oligarch funded Azov Battalion (see below), along with the other oligarch funded ultra-far-right militants that seem to be directing the mandate and narrative as opposed to Poroshenko’s Regime in Kiev that has absolutely zero control over the Civil War being fought in the East.

For this challenge we are going to focus on the propaganda of the day that was published on 02 September 2014 and like the others, this “article” was “updated” and edited several times to spin the narrative throughout the day at various times. While this may seem insignificant to a certain segment of those that have been following along as well as newcomers, one must keep in mind a few things that are more than relevant. Since Canada has 6 time zones and our summaries are utilizing the Eastern Time Zone, they should be considered and referenced along with the “updated” timestamps. To get everyone familiar with these time zones, below is the official chart posted via the National Research Council Canada:

Time zones & daylight saving time via the National Research Council Canada
National Research Council Canada
Daylight saving time zones
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/time/time_zones.html%5B/caption%5D

Another thing that should be considered are the “comments” posted on the “articles” we are presenting along with the known trolls that seem to repeat the same narrative and spins throughout the day. At some point we’ll be putting together a summary of who the most prominent narrative spinning trolls are but it doesn’t take very long for anyone to notice who they are. It is also worth mentioning that judging by the various comments over the past week, many long time CBC commenters have mentioned that they have contacted the Ombudsman and CBC directly to address their concerns with regards to the odd way this “topic” is being reported. As of this time, none have received a reply from either.

We do realize that the CBC News has been spoon feeding us reports from 2 “wire” services but has also interconnected them within the same article in many instances, sometimes swapping one out for the other midstream. Not only that but they are utilizing these “reports” within their various broadcasts during the day and evening. The trouble with this game is that they can claim plausible deniability with regards to bias reporting. In addition, the uppers echelons and hierarchy within the CBC News can still claim to be a “free press” when in fact they are merely parroting what all of the others within the “West’s” war-mongering narrative are. This level of unprecedented subversive and dangerous media consolidation poses a big conundrum for “We the People” that rely on “freedom of the press” to hold our “elected” officials accountable.

How “free” is that “press” when they all republish the same narrative based upon unproven speculation from the same source(s)?

As always, we will present the basic general info within a numbered list that will include the title, author, posted and last updated time-stamps, plus the shares, comments and url “wording” at the time of the page snapshots that follow the list. Please note that this really is the same article and once again was drastically changed and edited throughout the day as you can plainly see.

Also worth noting, as mentioned above, is the timing of the updates and how the entire context of the “reports” gets shifted throughout the based upon the images, titles and subtitle headers. This also affects what we see and hear via the CBC News Network and Radio along with local broadcasts.

Truth, accuracy and factual reporting for “We the People” seems to be essentially dead on arrival, period.

Article Titles and General Details

  1. NEW Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels move closer to Mariupol
    Trenches dug in defence of industrial seaport
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 7:03 AM ET
    4 shares
    0 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-pro-russian-rebels-move-closer-to-mariupol-1.2752901
  2. Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels move closer to Mariupol
    Number of Ukrainians displaced by conflict exceeds 1 million, UN agency reports
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 8:44 AM ET
    6 shares
    3 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-pro-russian-rebels-move-closer-to-mariupol-1.2752901
  3. Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian rebels move closer to Mariupol
    Number of Ukrainians displaced by conflict exceeds 1 million, UN agency reports
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 9:10 AM ET
    6 shares
    14 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-pro-russian-rebels-move-closer-to-mariupol-1.2752901
  4. Ukraine crisis: Russian forces reportedly seen in rebel cities Donetsk and Luhansk
    Number of Ukrainians displaced by conflict exceeds 1 million, UN agency reports
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 9:57 AM ET
    6 shares
    39 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-russian-forces-reportedly-seen-in-rebel-cities-donetsk-and-luhansk-1.2752901
  5. Ukraine crisis: Russian forces reportedly seen in rebel cities Donetsk and Luhansk
    Number of Ukrainians displaced by conflict exceeds 1 million, UN agency reports
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 11:37 AM ET
    6 shares
    78 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-russian-forces-reportedly-seen-in-rebel-cities-donetsk-and-luhansk-1.2752901
  6. Putin to the West: ‘If I wanted to, I could take Kyiv in 2 weeks’
    Russian president muses about forces sweeping into Ukrainian capital to European Commission president
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 12:49 PM ET
    3 shares
    153 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/putin-to-the-west-if-i-wanted-to-i-could-take-kyiv-in-2-weeks-1.2752901
  7. Ukraine conflict: Putin muses on Russian forces taking Kyiv
    Russian president muses about forces sweeping into Ukrainian capital to European Commission president
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 1:06 PM ET
    3 shares
    159 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-conflict-putin-muses-on-russian-forces-taking-kyiv-1.2752901
  8. UPDATED Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
    Putin’s statement that Russia could take over Kyiv in 2 weeks apparently ‘taken out of context’
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 5:13 PM ET
    35 shares
    946 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-conflict-ukrainian-troops-routed-as-russia-talks-tough-1.2752901
  9. Ukraine conflict: NATO seeks to ward off more Russian aggression
    Putin’s statement that Russia could take over Kyiv in 2 weeks apparently ‘taken out of context’
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 6:47 PM ET
    41 shares
    1124 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-conflict-nato-seeks-to-ward-off-more-russian-aggression-1.2752901
  10. Ukraine conflict: NATO seeks to ward off more Russian aggression
    Putin’s statement that Russia could take over Kyiv in 2 weeks apparently ‘taken out of context’
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 02, 2014 6:23 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 02, 2014 10:58 PM ET
    80 shares
    1574 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-conflict-nato-seeks-to-ward-off-more-russian-aggression-1.2752901

Article Snapshots

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Brief Summary Observations

There are pretty much 3 actual versions between the 10 versions archived. Versions 1 thru 3, versions 4 thru 7 and versions 8 thru 10 might be considered updated if published separately if we leave out the fact that even those titles and urls were systematically changed.

The most striking abuse and manipulation of the media within these 10 version of the same “article” can be noticed on Version #6 that was highly propagandized and repeated throughout the day and following days. Version 6 also sees an odd drop in the “shares” as well.

Below you will find the excerpt of the narrative correction that was published on 04 September 2014 that can be found behind the Wall Street Journal’s pay-wall. It would seem as if only those with “power and privilege” that don’t get their “news” from the MSM are allowed to view some form of the truth:

EU Moves to Temper Putin ‘Two Weeks to Kiev’ Row
EU Official Says Comments Were Made Public Out of Context
By Laurence Norman
Sept. 4, 2014 7:57 a.m. ET

BRUSSELS—The European Union moved to dampen the latest diplomatic row with Moscow, with a spokeswoman for the bloc saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reported comments about sending forces into Kiev were “made public out of context.”

Italian newspaper La Repubblica was the first to report that European Commission President José Manuel Barroso had told fellow leaders at Saturday’s EU summit in Brussels that Mr….

source: http://online.wsj.com/articles/eu-moves-to-temper-putin-two-weeks-to-kiev-row-1409831828


Further Research

It is always a good idea to know who the Harper Regime is “sponsoring” in Ukraine with OUR tax dollars. Don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that it is the “People of Ukraine” when in fact it is not. It is in fact a select few oligarchs backed by violent extremist militias that do NOT answer to Kiev. While there are literally dozens of articles about the Azov Battalion throughout the MSM, below you’ll find the latest Wikipedia entry as it appeared on 07 September 2014 at 13:54:24 GMT.

Azov Battalion
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Azov Battalion (Ukrainian: Батальйон «Азов») is a paramilitary Territorial Defense Battalion of Ukraine[3][4] volunteer unit of the National Guard, operated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. Journalist Alec Luhn has described the unit as openly Neo-Nazi.[5] The Ministry has denied any link between the Battalion and Neo-Naziism.[6] The battalion is based in Mariupol in the Azov Sea coastal region.[7] The battalion’s commander is Andriy Biletsky (Ukrainian: Андрій Білецький), the head of the social-nationalist[8][9] political groups Social-National Assembly and Patriot of Ukraine.[1] The Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs special police company is led by Volodymyr Shpara (Ukrainian: Володимир Шпара), the leader of both the Vasylkiv’s Patriot of Ukraine and the Vasylkiv’s Right Sector organizations in the Kiev region.[10][11][12]

The battalion is also referred to as the “Men in Black,” and is one of a series of paramilitary forces that operate in Ukraine.[3] More than half of the battalion’s members are Russian-speaking eastern Ukrainians,[13] and its professional English-language social media pages, and far-right ideology, have attracted extremist fighters from other locations in Europe.[14]

[caption width="120"]Logo of the Azov Battalion. Logo of the Azov Battalion.
Recent emblem with Wolfsangel and Black Sun
Recent emblem with Wolfsangel and Black Sun
Flag of the Social National Assembly
Flag of the Social National Assembly

History

Arsen Avakov, the new Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine after the overthrow of the Yanukovich government, issued on April 13, 2014 a decree authorizing creating the new paramilitary force from civilians up to 12,000.[15] Anton Heraschenko (Антон Геращенко), MVS, Avakov’s deputy, was tasked with overseeing the process of establishing of the new security force.[16]

The Azov Battalion was formed on May 5, 2014 during the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine. Among the patrons of the battalion are a member of the Verkhovna Rada Oleh Lyashko, and an ultra-nationalist Dmytro Korchynsky.[16] The battalion started in Mariupol where it was involved in combat,[3] and was soon afterwards relocated to Berdyansk.[17]

On June 10, the battalion dismissed deputy commander Yaroslav Honchar and distanced themselves from him after he made criticizing statements of the ATO [Anti-terrorist operation].[18]

On 11 August, Azov battalion, backed by paratroopers, captured Marinka from pro-Russian rebels and entered the suburbs of Donetsk clashing with DPR fighters.[19]

In early September 2014, the Azov battalion was engaged in the defence of Mariupol.[20] Regarding the ceasefire agreed on 5 September, Biletskiy stated “If it was a tactical move there is nothing wrong with it… if it’s an attempt to reach an agreement concerning Ukrainian soil with separatists then obviously it’s a betrayal.”[21]

Organization

Key figures in the battalion include the commander and deputy, Andriy Biletsky and Ihor Mosiychuk.[1]

A 16 July 2014 report placed the Azov Battalian’s strength at 300.[1] An earlier report stated that on June 23 almost 600 volunteers, including women, took oaths to joined the “Donbass” and “Azov” battalions.[22] Recruits receive a salary of $360.[23]

The political party led by the battalion’s leader Biletsky calls for the expansion of Ukraine, the “struggle for the liberation of the entire White Race,” and seeks to “punish severely sexual perversions and any interracial contacts.”[1] Volunteer Mikael Skillt told the BBC that while the Battalion did include others sharing his views – those calling themselves national socialists or adorned with swastikas – not all agreed, and one member was even “a liberal.”[1]

Interviewed while engaged in military operations in eastern Ukraine, one member stated that the unit was on edge because they were “behind enemy lines” and opposed by “the police, the army and the people,” whom he said they did not trust.[3] According to London’s Sunday Times, the Azov Battalion was deployed against militants by the Ukrainian government because it feared its regular forces were infiltrated by Russian sympathizers.[3]

National socialist ideology

The Azov men use the symbol that resembles Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner and members of the battalion are open white supremacists, or anti-Semites.[14] The battalion commander Biletsky wrote that the historic mission of Ukrainian nation “is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival against the Semite-led Untermenschen.” A former member of the battalion also claims that only men with National Socialist views may join.[24]
Foreign membership

In mid-July 2014, the BBC reported that the battalion had recruited the former Swedish Army and Swedish Home Guard sniper Mikael Skillt.[1] Skillt, a Swedish white supremacist, joined the Azov Battalion for ideological reasons.[1] Anton Gerashenko denied this but did claim “foreign journalists, from Sweden, Spain and Italy, who have come to report on the heroic achievements of the fighters in their struggle against terrorism” were accompanying the unit.[1] Gerashenko insisted he had never heard of Mikael Skillt.[1] Asked about Skillt in a late-July interview with Swedish Radio, Gerashenko pointed out that it’s forbidden by law for foreign citizens to fight and asked for understanding that he’d “stay tight-lipped” about the topic.[25] Ukrainian political scientist Anton Shekhotsov told the Swedes that at this time four Swedish neo-Nazis were fighting with Azov, while the Swedish national police confirmed “several”.[25]

According to The Telegraph, the Azov Battalion’s extremist politics and professional English social media pages have attracted foreign fighters.[14] Azov’s leader, Biletsky, states that he has received recruits from Ireland, Italy, Greece and Scandinavia.[14]

According to French volunteers fighting for the insurgent side, Azov Battalion has a French instructor named Gaston Besson who tried to recruit them over the internet.[26]

The Russian and Ukrainian security expert at New York University, Mark Galeotti, has described groups like the Azov Battalion as magnets attracting violent, fringe elements from around and outside Ukraine, warning that they will continue to play an outsized role in Ukrainian affairs after the war.[14]

See also
Right Sector

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ukraine conflict: ‘White power’ warrior from Sweden, BBC News (16 July 2014)
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e Pancevski, Bojan (11 May 2014). “Kiev lets loose Men in Black; Shadowy bands of paramilitaries are taking over in eastern Ukraine as the regular army falters. Bojan Pancevski meets the leaders in Mariupol”. The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ Katie Stallard. Ukraine Militia ‘Ready To Take On Separatists’, Sky News, 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ for_war_with_ukraine_s_fascist_defenders_of_freedom “Preparing for War with Ukraine’s Fascist Defenders of Freedom”. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  6. ^ Newman, Dina (16 July 2014). “Ukraine conflict: ‘White power’ warrior from Sweden”. BBC News. “The Azov Battalion was formed and armed by Ukraine’s interior ministry. A ministerial adviser, Anton Gerashchenko, [was asked] if the battalion had any neo-Nazi links through the Social National Assembly. ‘The Social National Assembly is not a neo-Nazi organisation,’ he said. ‘It is a party of Ukrainian patriots….’”
  7. ^ “Separatists fired on a bus with fighters of special purpose police battalion “Azov””. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). 7 May 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  8. ^ Ishchenko, Volodymyr (21 Oct 2011). “Fighting Fences vs Fighting Monuments: Politics of Memory and Protest Mobilization in Ukraine”. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge) 19 (1-2). doi:10.1080/0965156X.2011.611680. “Framing them as “just” Ukrainian patriots, forced to violate the law for a just cause, concealed their authoritarian and xenophobic ideas reflecting the tendency to ignore the problems of the rise of xenophobia (O‘l‡mqqm 197–214) and a splash of racist attacks in 2007–2008 (Kht‘veb 12). After the notorious death of Maksym Chaika in a fight with antifascists in Odessa in April 2009, Yushchenko unambiguously supported the far right interpretation of the accident claiming the victim to be “an activist of a patriotic civic association” consciously murdered by “pro-Russia militants” ignoring Chaika’s connections with rightist football hooligans and his membership in the “SICH” (“Glory and Honor”) organization, a participant in the Social-Nationalist Assembly (http://sna.in.ua/) together with the neo-Nazi group “Patriot of Ukraine.””
  9. ^ Volodymyr Batchayev; Oleg Martynenko, Association of Ukrainian monitors on observance of human rights, Ukrainian Law Enforcement, Yevhen Zakharov, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. “12. Protection against discrimination, racism and xenophobia”. ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS • HUMAN RIGHTS IN UKRAINE 2009-2010. Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Retrieved 12 May 2014. “On the public request, the authorities stopped the musical festival «Traditions of Spirit» near Kyiv, scheduled for June 26–27, 2010, under the aegis of the radical «Social Nationalist Assembly» with the goal to promulgate among the youth the ideas of neo-Nazi and chauvinism. During the festival, the performances of ultra-right musical bands were planned («Sokyra Peruna», «Seitar», «Nachtigall», «White Lions»), who in the lyrics of their songs openly approve and show in romantic light the skinhead movement, promote Hitlerist aesthetics, and encourage to harass national minorities.”
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Павєл Шеремет. Командир батальйону “Азов”: Найстрашніша помилка влади – політичні переговори з сепаратистами, Українська правда (Ukranian pravda), June 17, 2014.
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) Володимир Шпара очолив «Правий сектор» в місті Васильків та Васильківському районі
  12. ^ (Russian) Командир батальона «Азов» Владимир Шпара: «Мы пришли не за властью, а защищать свою Родину», June 12, 2014.
  13. ^ “Driven by far-right ideology, Azov Battalion mans Ukraine’s front line – Al Jazeera America”. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  14. ^ a b c d e Parfitt, Tom (11 August 2014). “Ukraine crisis: the neo-Nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists”. The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  15. ^ (Russian) Для урегулирования ситуация на Юго-Востоке МВД создает спецподразделения по охране общественного порядка, Arena.in.ua, 15 April 2014.
  16. ^ a b Anna Nemtsova. War and Murder in Eastern Ukraine, The Daily Beast, 27 May 2014.
  17. ^ Azov Battalion announced signing of new warriors, TSN, May 20, 2014.
  18. ^ “azov-vidkhrestyvsia-vid-krytyka-ato-yaroslava-honchara”, 5.ua
  19. ^ “Ukraine crisis: the neo-Nazi brigade fighting pro-Russian separatists – Telegraph”. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  20. ^ Fergal Keane (5 September 2014). “Ukraine crisis: Heavy shelling in hours before ceasefire”. BBC. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  21. ^ “Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire is ‘largely holding'”. BBC. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  22. ^ Will Stewart and Sara Malm. Ukraine’s women sign up to fight as top politician claims number of children killed is ‘ten times higher than official toll’, UK Newsday, 23 June 2014.
  23. ^ “reinforcements-for-azov”, euromaidanpress.com, 2014/06/24.
  24. ^ “«Азов». Мариуполь. Зачистка – Вести. Репортер – Вести”. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
  25. ^ a b Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine, The Local Sweden, 30 July 2014.
  26. ^ Французский шарм ополчения Донбасса, Komsomolskaya Pravda, August 26, 2014 (Russian) – Video of the Interview, with English subtitles on YouTube

External links

Oath of Enlistment – Battalion “Azov” on YouTube, 3 May 2014.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azov_Battalion

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#Harper’s War-Mongering + #CBC’s Yellow Journalism + #PnpCBC’s #cdnpoli Propaganda = Threat to #Canada’s Security, Period.

If anyone really wants to know what the real threats are to the National security of Canada and the World, we can provide a starting point. While this is NOT exclusive to the CBC News Network and crossed the entire spectrum of the MSM, we have focused upon them because they are the publicly funded broadcaster that is supposed to serve “We the People” of Canada.

For this short important update, we’ll save the additional commentary since it is pretty well covered in the following summaries. We are certain that you will agree that propagating a false narrative based upon political posturing, fear mongering, pure speculation, outright lies and deception, without any real data or proof is dubious and terribly tragic at best. The simple and sad fact is that this manufactured tragedy will only enrich a rather small minority of global oligarchs and capitalists at the expense of the vast majority of humanity. Feel free to take a gander at what we have compiled with respect to how the “Ukraine Crisis” has been covered and decide for yourselves…

Better wake up Canada, before these clowns and charlatans lead us into an unnecessary war just to line their wallets with our blood!


Please note: A while ago we received a very good reply and critique via tw*tter to this post (see below). We really value and appreciate the constructive feedback and would like to thank sailsmart and also provide a short reply and request.

We do realize that the info needs to be presented in such a way as to make comparisons easier and it has been pointed out to us in the past. The problem we have is that besides the technical limits of the site itself, acquiring and assembling the necessary snapshots and contextual content is very time consuming. To make it a bit easier for the viewer/visitor, we have tried a couple of different methods so far but have yet to really hit the nail on the head as far as presentation goes. What we have decided is that it is vital to provide snapshots of the “articles” preceded by a bullet list that contains the title, author, timestamps, shares, comments (when enabled) along with the urls. In some cases we do attempt to provide additional commentary but for the most part, the titles and snapshots themselves provide a visual “picture” of the changes as they occur and speak for themselves. In addition, these “articles” that are being published via the CBC News site are sometimes a challenge to monitor and the amount of updates/edits can be overwhelming at times to say the least.

Taking the above into consideration, we would like to appeal to others that may have a little time they may be willing to invest and be interested is providing some assistance. This would be to our advantage since it would provide a much better alternative when submitting the info/complaint to the CBC, MP’s and the Ombudsmen.

As noted above, we could really use a better method of presentation that is more informative and easier for a viewer/visitor to compare the differences and share and are open to suggestions. Since we already have the basic info and full size images available, as well as archives of the content of the articles, all we really need is a bit of dissecting and summarizing and feel free to download the images if it makes it easier. This can be done either by utilizing the comment box below the summary posts themselves, by email or by web-form. If you would like the actual text and content of any of the article presented, it can be provided. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and definitely welcomed by many.

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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 6: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

This media manipulation situation is getting truly bizarre and it seems as if all hope may be lost regarding the journalistic integrity of our beloved CBC, at least as far as the manufactured crisis in Ukraine is concerned. This is troubling on several fronts but most of the brunt and burden is being shouldered by the People of Ukraine. One might think that since this steady escalation based upon speculation and rhetoric may well lead us all into another World War that would make the first two seem like a picnic, the media would attempt to be somewhat balanced.

One sided “reports” only serve as propaganda, plain and simple. One sided “reports” only serve a select minority of global investors. One sided “reports” only serve to deceive the majority on any and all sides. One sided “reports” usually destroy civilizations and economies for no justifiable reason. One sided “reports” are pure evil.

Have you ever heard the phrase similar to, there are 2 sides to every story and then there is the truth? If that is the case, then what can be learned from one side that is always shifting, dancing and dodging around alleged facts and proven fictions? How many times does a media outlet need to change the title of a “story” before they can get their “story” straight?

Yesterday we seen another day of a shifting narrative disguised as “Updates” once again and this is unjustifiable. Today, it seems like the media subversion is getting even worse since the CBC News has decided to not utilize the terms “NEW” and/or “UPDATED” in several instances thus far. Not only that but one “story” was changed 5 times before noon Eastern time, but that is another issue for another time. (please note that as of this time in this summary draft, the “article” has been updated again, and yet again for the 7th version as of 1:06pm EDT.)

While these constant edits and rewrites may not seem significant, keep in mind that we have several time zones combined with the broadcast and scrolls at the bottom of the CBC News Network plus CBC Radio reports. This is a really simple way to confuse a whole population. Not only that but when one considers that the Harper Regime has so many pro-Harper trolls being employed to ‘correct misinformation’ and control the flow of information at our expense. The sad reality is that “We the People” of Canada are footing both bills.

Not only is the Harper Regime attempting to sell us a war we cannot afford, but Ukraine is drowning is debt, destruction and death, plus NATO is demanding more “investment” into the Military Industrial Complex. The reckless and haphazard actions and inaction of Harper and the Regime, combined with the subversion of the media, is indeed a dangerous thing!

Moving forward to the task at hand, below you will find the propaganda of the day from yesterday 01 September 2014, courtesy of the CBC News. This expose has a slightly different twist as well. It seems as if the narrative shift required an update to the Reuters article itself that required it to be pulled down for a while completely, leaving the “Page not found” error message. Since we located the before and afters, we’ll post them below for a closer look. Not only was the “article” “updated” but a few of the words, sentences and paragraphs where changed.

As always, we will present the basic general info within a numbered list that will include the title, author, posted and last updated time-stamps, plus the shares, comments and url “wording” at the time of the page snapshots that follow the list.

Please note that this really is the same article and once again was drastically changed as you can plainly see. Also worth noting is the timing of the updates and how the entire context gets shifted based upon the titles. There are pretty much 3 actual versions between the 5 noted. Truth, accuracy and factual reporting seems to be essentially dead, period.

Article Titles and General Details

  1. Ukraine crisis: Russia will defend economy from sanctions, Lavrov says
    Negotiators set to meet in Minsk to discuss possible ceasefire
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET
    13 shares
    0 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-russia-will-defend-economy-from-sanctions-lavrov-says-1.2752227
  2. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Petro Poroshenko accuses Russia of ‘direct and open aggression’
    Changes coming in Ukraine military top brass
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014 9:17 AM ET
    31 shares
    222 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-petro-poroshenko-accuses-russia-of-direct-and-open-aggression-1.2752227
  3. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Petro Poroshenko accuses Russia of ‘direct and open aggression’
    Changes coming in Ukraine military top brass
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014 9:22 AM ET
    31 shares
    253 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-petro-poroshenko-accuses-russia-of-direct-and-open-aggression-1.2752227
  4. Ukraine crisis: Separatists soften stance on independence
    Insurgents release platform at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014 1:50 PM ET
    40 shares
    1080 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-separatists-soften-stance-on-independence-1.2752227
  5. Ukraine crisis: Separatists soften stance on independence
    Insurgents release platform at the start of Monday’s negotiations in Minsk
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Sep 01, 2014 2:55 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 01, 2014 10:04 PM ET
    41 shares
    1492 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-separatists-soften-stance-on-independence-1.2752227

Summary Observations

If you notice the credited “author” was changed in Version 4. This is not an “update” in any way as it is a selectively edited merging of several articles that only serves to massage the narrative. There really is no reason that it could not have been published separately. It should also be noted that even the last version did not accurately “report” many very pertinent facts from the days events, which were many, not to mention it did NOT accurately reflect what was actually stated by the Novorossiyan Leadership. Version 1 is a stand alone, Versions 2 and 3 are similar to each other, and Versions 4 and 5 are similar to each other.

In comparing the versions above and below, if you notice the time-stamps between CBC’s version 3 and version 4 coincided with the MIA version 1 from Reuters below. Note the entire title was completely swapped out via the CBC’s new version that was re-credited to the AP (Associated Propaganda) and was changed in in the Reuters version. This is what one may consider a “red” flag.


Article Titles and General Details

  1. Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘open aggression’ as rebels advance
    By Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt
    KIEV/MOSCOW Mon Sep 1, 2014 6:11am EDT
    9 Comments
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HWKZzPZyPwMJ:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/uk-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GS10C20140901
  2. Ukraine accuses Russia of “undisguised aggression” as rebels advance
    By Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt
    KIEV/MOSCOW Mon Sep 1, 2014 3:05pm EDT
    41 Comments
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tTsVkrGusUAJ:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0GS10C20140901

Article Snapshots

Above there are 2 (two) versions from the Reuters site captured via the g**gle cache. We included this segment for a couple of reasons, but primarily because the original “article” went missing and was returning a Page not found” error message. It was also referenced in countless comment threads and independent sites as well. If you notice, the second version was pretty heavily edited and there are several “word” changes along with several paragraph additions and subtractions that change the tone and context as well. The most noticeable difference between the 2 is the wording within the title itself from alleged ‘open aggression’ to “undisguised aggression”. So, which was it, open or undisguised. This wordplay is getting outta hand already!


Bonus Article: Harper is in Over His Head!

This is where it gets very interesting since Harper was blatantly posturing and pandering for the Ukrainian Diaspora’s vote while war-mongering and now finds himself in a jam. Considering his Regime has slashed our Armed Forces budgets so drastically and is delivering weapons and armaments stockpiles to other foreign endeavours such as Iraq, one may wonder how he will increase military spending that NATO is demanding and still balance the budget in order to make good on his election promises of tax cuts for his caucus. Not only that but it has become rather clear that our CAF are ill-prepared for anything for the most part.


As mentioned within the intro, the articles published today may be the most blatant and misleading propaganda spins thus far. To be continued…


Further Research

For some additional background information that you might not otherwise be made aware of, here is very relevant and important press conference that you should definitely watch :

Press Conference – Formation of a state – 24 Aug 2014

This is a thorough press conference by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. It touches upon a few key points regarding the war, its origins and what and whom Kiev is fighting.

The possibility of Federalization is also discarded as irrelevant as that ship had certainly sailed. This is a fight for independence now.

France Saker
Published on Aug 26, 2014
Subtitles in english, french, german
Transcription/Translation/Timecoding: Marina
English proofreading and editing: Erebus,Michael and Vaughan
Editing and Publishing: Augmented Ether
French Translation & Editing: Jean-Jacques
German Translation & Editing : Dagmar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH35raTPVu8


Below you will find a few sources that will provide you the opportunity to view information from reliable alternative viewpoints that you never view from the CBC or any other Canadian MSM conglomerate, outlet or “wire” service provider.

Vineyard of the Saker
A bird’s eye view of the Vineyard
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ae/

Rock Solid Politics @BradCabana
Newfoundland
Political Scientist, Retired Captain -Canadian Armed Forces. Believer in the free human spirit. Commentator on local, national, and international politics.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradCabana
Website: http://rocksolidpolitics.blogspot.ae

Gleb Bazov @gbazov
Toronto
There is no other way forward but to take a stand. If we don’t save the helpless, what are we good for.
Novorossiya Translation Requests: http://wp.me/P4KUOt-aX
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slavyangrad
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gbazov
Website: http://slavyangrad.org

 

 


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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 5: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

Well friends, it seems as if CBC News has either completely lost all credibility and gone “yellow” or the staffing and budget cuts are seriously preventing them from actually conducting investigative journalism at all. We are of coarse referring to the “coverage,” or lack thereof, regarding the “Crisis in Ukraine” as they call it. While there are a couple of rather rare occasions these days, the vast majority of any/all “reports” being published via the interwebz and/or broadcasted via the Network are works of speculative fiction. Not sure if the scripts they are given are prepared too far in advance or they just do NOT care about journalistic integrity or maybe they are being pressured to conceal pertinent facts.

For those first time visitors that may not have reviewed our previous summary exposes and for those casual and regular visitors, you will get a better idea of why we need to DumpHarper! This is part 5 of our “propaganda challenge” issued to to the CBC News, which is a follow up to our original dicovery and subsequent connection to the Harper Regime a couple of weeks later. The basic premise and objective is to point out how the CBC News is engaging directly with the Harper Regime and the Opposition in a rather dubious and deceptive subversive information manipulation campaign against “We the People” of Canada. One that will not only cost us hundreds of millions of dollars at the least, but may well cost unknown numbers of lives and limbs if it proceeds unchallenged.

Sadly, one does not even need to “choose” a side in this multi-pronged manufactured civil war to realize that something is just not right and something is definitely rotten. At last count we have noticed there are at least a half dozen sides battling it out in Eastern Ukraine from several factions. Not counting the various Nations States and their “covert” black-ops and destabilization teams, there are several groups of paid mercenaries, oligarch and capitalist funded paramilitary groups, several “volunteer” battalions blended in with the Ukrainian Military, Novorossiyan Armed Forces and of coarse the local populations attempting to salvage their home, businesses and communities. All of these combined equate to the equivalent of 2 (two) sides, Pro-Kiev and Anti-Kiev.

At this point it is rather hard to tell “who” Kiev actually represents, it certainly is not interested in well being of ordinary Ukrainians from either side of the West/East divide since they are conscripting those from the West to fight against those in the East. One thing that is certain is that the criminal banksters, speculative investors, Military Industrial Complex and Media Propaganda Complex is benefiting immensely from this tragedy.

Moving forward a bit, it should be noted that yesterdays propaganda piece did not have comments enabled for some reason or another and we speculated to why this occurred in yesterdays summary. We might ponder that this was due to it being a Sunday within a long weekend, but that does not jive considering other articles published did have comment threads open for discussion and/or debate. We can safely assUme that this is because there were a lot of fast moving developments that they did NOT want to be mentioned, nor discussed, publicly within the CBC Community. In other words, the entire Kiev and Harper Regime vote pandering narrative about the glorious ATO victories have seemingly vanished into the abyss. if any of the reports from independent observers are correct at all, Kiev has pretty much lost their manufactured war and are in full damage control mode. This observation is not really speculation at all, it is a simple fact. All one needs to do is traverse the Twittersphere, independent sources and social media to fill in the blanks of what is oddly missing from the following CBC “article” and the other MSM articles of the day. It should be duly noted that it seems as if this mornings article has attempted to fill in a couple of the holes,but we’ll delve into that one, and any other that may cross the “wire” later tonight or tomorrow depending on the “timing” of the last update(s).

Moving forward further to the point, this summary really has only one “article” to present, since there was only one directly related article published, and subsequently updated, as the day progressed yesterday. While there was another “related” article that does fill in some of the blanks, we’ll simply post that one further down so that you may came to your own conclusions. It should be noted that since the “article” we are presenting is the only one published and it was provided via a “wire” service (as usual), we took it upon ourselves to dig into the source and follow it around the interwebz to see how it was presented abroad as a comparison study of sorts. You might be surprised at the difference between the original, what we were presented and what was presented in other online publications.

As always, we will present the basic general info within a numbered list that will include the title, author, posted and last updated time-stamps plus the shares and url at the time of the page snapshots that follow the list. Please note that this really is the same article and was drastically changed as you can plainly see.


Article Titles and General Details

  1. NEW Ukraine, Russia swap soldiers as Putin says only ‘political will’ in Kyiv can end crisis
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:34 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014 7:37 AM ET
    10 shares
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-russia-swap-soldiers-as-putin-says-only-political-will-in-kyiv-can-end-crisis-1.2751779
  2. Vladimir Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ in southeast Ukraine
    Statements seen as support for pro-Russia rebels’ bid for independence from Ukraine
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:34 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014 12:52 PM ET
    8 Shares
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/vladimir-putin-calls-for-talks-on-statehood-in-southeast-ukraine-1.2751779
  3. Vladimir Putin calls for talks on ‘statehood’ in southeast Ukraine
    Statements seen as support for pro-Russia rebels’ bid for independence from Ukraine
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:34 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014 8:24 PM ET
    29 shares
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/vladimir-putin-calls-for-talks-on-statehood-in-southeast-ukraine-1.2751779

Article Snapshots


Comparison Articles

Below you will find the original source article along with a few other articles that were republished. Notice how they differ from the version CBC news presented.


Stupidest Tweet of the Day

We felt the need to update this summary article after noticing this tw**t from Margaret Evans of the CBC especially after it was retw**ted by @CBCWorldReport. Not sure if they are really that stupid, but if they seem to have missed their own articles and reports over the past several months. Nice that she @ mentioned the Fogh of War. Maybe she will be nominated for the Captain Obvious award?

Further Research

Since there is a very important meeting scheduled for today, here is very relevant and important press conference that you should definitely watch for some additional background information that you might not otherwise be made aware of:

Press Conference – Formation of a state – 24 Aug 2014

This is a thorough press conference by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. It touches upon a few key points regarding the war, its origins and what and whom Kiev is fighting.

The possibility of Federalization is also discarded as irrelevant as that ship had certainly sailed. This is a fight for independence now.

France Saker
Published on Aug 26, 2014
Subtitles in english, french, german
Transcription/Translation/Timecoding: Marina
English proofreading and editing: Erebus,Michael and Vaughan
Editing and Publishing: Augmented Ether
French Translation & Editing: Jean-Jacques
German Translation & Editing : Dagmar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH35raTPVu8


Below you will find a few sources that will provide you the opportunity to view information from reliable alternative viewpoints that you never view from the CBC or any other Canadian MSM conglomerate, outlet or “wire” service provider.

Vineyard of the Saker
A bird’s eye view of the Vineyard
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ae/

Rock Solid Politics @BradCabana
Newfoundland
Political Scientist, Retired Captain -Canadian Armed Forces. Believer in the free human spirit. Commentator on local, national, and international politics.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradCabana
Website: http://rocksolidpolitics.blogspot.ae

Gleb Bazov @gbazov
Toronto
There is no other way forward but to take a stand. If we don’t save the helpless, what are we good for.
Novorossiya Translation Requests: http://wp.me/P4KUOt-aX
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slavyangrad
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gbazov
Website: http://slavyangrad.org


Bonus Article

Let the looting begin!


To be continued…

 

 


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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 4: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

While the madness never stops, the hysteria and false narrative and war-mongering propaganda rages onward at an ever slightly slower pace. These are indeed troubling times for not only the Harper Regime, but for the CBC News as well. As always, yesterday being the beginning of the weekend, the endless loop of disinfo and misinfo based on unconfirmed speculation is seemly repeated via the CBC News Network loop. Those budget cuts and staff reductions sure are working out well for the Harper Regime, not so much for “We the People” of Canada though or the poor souls that find themselves caught in the profit trap that is Ukraine.

It just goes to show ya, that the only thing that is necessary is to simply repeat the lie and never, ever let facts get in the way of a great propaganda campaign. The narrative has slightly shifted over the past couple of days though in a couple of ways, which were obvioulsy “capitalized” upon by the outdated and overrated NATO cabal and their Military Industrial Complex speculative investors. Sadly, we are being duped by these speculators and their globalist investors unlike any other time in the past century. This allows for the best of both worlds for a rather small percentage and the worst for the vast majority. The modus operandi of the Harper Regime’s hard shift to the far-right is becoming less opaque as the days progress and the very troubling thing is that the Opposition seems to be mezmerized into a controlled status in much the same way as they were when the Harper Regime “won” their majority during the “Arab Spring” narrative. Not only will the Harper Regime get the “free pass” that they so desperately need as far as their inability to balance a budget or lower the historic debt, that will take a generation or two to pay off, but they will also be able to lose track of umpteen billions of dollars along the way, all the while lining the pockets of their globalist offshore investors.

Let the mass psyops and looting begin!

We should begin this summary article with some very relevant news that never seen the light of day. We know why, but we really have an issue with the way the MSM and the CBC News Network in particular have deceived us by way of omission. Oddly enough the false narrative that has been built upon with regards to the latest (of who knows how many now, we lost count) “Russian Invasion” proclamation from the other day was actually corrected from within Ukraine itself. This confirmation was published by none other that the Svoboda Party via their site which is part of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) propaganda site that is funded by the U.S. Government. Here is the g**gle translation of the press release dated 26 august 2014. After reviewing the following, you shall be able to appreciate the relevance to the snapshots of the “article” below from 30 August 2014 and connect the ridiculous false narratives that persist to poison our minds.

(Please note that the propaganda of the day (today) will be covered in another summary article later tonight or tomorrow. It should be duly noted that todays article(s) do NOT have comments enabled. We can only presume that based upon the comments as the day progressed yesterday into this morning before they were closed, the pro-Harper trolls lost control of the comment treads. Considering even some of Harper’s most adamant supporters shifted and began to question the narrative, this did not bode very well for the Harper Regime, NATO and Kiev narrative based upon speculations.)

August 26 Ukrainian authorities denied message about the invasion of Russian troops
Posted 08/26/2014 23:11

On the Tip of National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) August 26 refuted reports about the Russian military invasion of the Ukraine. Speaking on the program “Freedom of Speech” on the channel ICTV, a representative of the National Security Council Andrei Lysenko said recently communicated with the border guards and the military – Russian tanks and troops in the Donetsk region has not been seen.

At the same time, according to Lysenko, there is evidence of the appearance of a column of about 100 pieces of military equipment in the area Gukovo Rostov region; her under surveillance.

Earlier Tuesday, a Ukrainian journalist Roman Bocskai said with reference to the border guards and soldiers of the volunteer forces of the invasion of Russian regular troops to Ukraine by the Taganrog – towards Novoazovsk. How to write in facebook Bocskai, troops, supported by about 30 tanks into the territory of Donetsk region already for 8 kilometers and took control of the six border villages; put up roadblocks, the Russian military does not hide insignia.

On Monday it was reported about the defeat of Ukrainian troops of the column of Russian military hardware, which tried to make a breakthrough on the same stretch of the border.

source: http://www.svoboda.org/content/article/26551663.html

This deception by the Western MSM is to be expected considering the facts surrounding the false narrative about how the Ukrainian Military had pretty much completed their ATO (ethnic cleansing campaign) against the Russian speaking Ukrainians of Eastern Ukraine. This false narrative has been quite convincing to many in the “West” since anyone that speaks Russian must be from Russia proper, let’s just conveniently forget there are millions of Russian speaking Ukrainians. Surely they must be Kremlin agents and terrorists or the whole narrative falls flat.

btw: Has anyone noticed yet that there have been absolutely zero reports or published statements or interviews from the “other” side of this Kiev driven civil war code named the ATO? All we have to go by is the “word” of Poroshenko, Yat’s and the very incompetent Ukraine Defense Ministry. Oh yea, what ever happened to the (war crimes) investigation related to MH17? It seemed like the “lost” MH370 was in the news loop for days upon days upon days upon days, 24/7 to the tune of hundreds of millions of $$$.

Considering the population in the East is fighting for the right of self determination and political representation, one might ponder to question them about their rational and motives. Isn’t the right to self determination and political representation what a “democracy” is supposed to be founded upon? What about taxation without representation? Boston Tea Party anyone? American Revolution? Afghanistan? Iraq? Libya? Syria?

As for the military equipment, surely it could not have been acquired from numerous defeated brigades, defectors, those that surrendered or the many military outposts, bases and/or armories outside the control of Kiev. Nah, all of it, every last piece was certainly shipped in under the cloak of invisibility and hand delivered by Putin himself. If this is “technically” possible, we should really consider whether it is wise to keep poking that bear, eh? As for those thousands upon thousands of Russian invasion troops, surely none of those “terrorists” are locals defending what may be left of their homes and communities. Nah, all of them, each and every last one, most certainly appeared outta thin air, like Fiat Currency, under another cloak of invisibility by some Jedi trick performed by the master magician Putin himself. If this is “technically” possible, once again, we should really consider whether it is wise to keep poking that bear, eh? Geez, maybe we should all learn the Russian language before we get forcibly assimilated like the First Nations Peoples.

Before we proceed with the latest cache of “article” snapshots, it should be noted that there have been some rather troubling reports over the past 24-48 hours that seem to have missed the news cycle. Sadly, it would appear as if the Chocolate King Poroshenko’s war against the Russian speaking Ukrainians is costing thousands of poor soldiers their lives, not to mention the seriously under-reported thousands upon thousands of civilian casualties.

This mass deception by a small group of oligarchs with the backing of capitalists is just criminal. How many sons, fathers and husbands have to be sacrificed “fighting” against their own fellow Ukrainians? How many wives must be made widows? How many children deserve to lose their fathers? How many mothers need to lose their sons? These are Ukrainians killing Ukrainians here and they are being either lead of forced to the slaughter for the benefit of a few oligarchs. These are the very same oligarchs that they “thought” they deposed in order to take back their Country!

It is being reported that the losses alone today are just staggering. The only light that seems to be barely visible is that it appears as if Kiev is considering meeting and possibly, for the first time, engaging in some sort of dialog with the the representatives of the Novorussian officials tomorrow. Will this be too late to reconcile and more importantly will this be able to put that ultra-far-right genie back in the bottle?

Let’s move forward, shall we…

Once again we will proceed with a similar presentation as the previous summaries. First you will see a numbered list of general details, followed by the snapshots of the “article” as the updates were captured. We will cover a few articles in reverse chronological order dated 30 August 2014 and 29 August 2014.

30 August 2014

  1. Ukraine crisis: Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia’s actions an ‘invasion’
    Canada can talk tough because expectations of action are lower
    By Mark Gollom, CBC News
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 5:23 AM ET
    64 shares
    434 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-why-the-u-s-avoids-calling-russia-s-actions-an-invasion-1.2750469
  2. Ukraine crisis: Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia’s actions an ‘invasion’
    Canada can talk tough because expectations of action are lower
    By Mark Gollom, CBC News
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 1:57 PM ET
    146 shares
    1551 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-why-the-u-s-avoids-calling-russia-s-actions-an-invasion-1.2750469

  1. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: EU poised to level new sanctions against Russia
    Poroshenko claims thousands of Russian troops operating in country’s east
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 12:02 PM ET
    9 shares
    137 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-eu-poised-to-level-new-sanctions-against-russia-1.2751305
  2. Ukraine crisis: EU poised to level new sanctions against Russia
    Poroshenko claims thousands of Russian troops operating in country’s east
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 1:58 PM ET
    9 shares
    215 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-eu-poised-to-level-new-sanctions-against-russia-1.2751305
  3. Ukraine and Russia ‘very close’ to war, President Petro Poroshenko says
    Kyiv claims thousands of Russian troops operating in country’s east
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 3:58 PM ET
    11 shares
    339 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-and-russia-very-close-to-war-president-petro-poroshenko-says-1.2751305
  4. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: EU gives Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions
    Kyiv claims thousands of Russian troops operating in country’s east
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 7:11 PM ET
    64 shares
    1064 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-eu-gives-russia-ultimatum-threatens-sanctions-1.2751305
  5. Ukraine crisis: EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Kyiv claims thousands of Russian troops operating in country’s east
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 30, 2014 8:38 PM ET
    84 shares
    1324 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-eu-threatens-russia-with-more-sanctions-1.2751305

29 August 2014

  1. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges Canada to boost defence spending
    Alliance ‘not considering military options’ against Russia but wants to enhance co-operation with Ukraine
    By Janyce McGregor, CBC News
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:13 PM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 5:32 PM ET
    714 shares
    1024 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nato-chief-anders-fogh-rasmussen-urges-canada-to-boost-defence-spending-1.2748701
  2. To be continued…

     

     


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#CBC Propaganda Challenge 3: #Harper vs #cdnpoli vs #Ukraine vs #Russia vs #NATO

Sadly, we are forced to continue our quest to expose the blatant abuse of our trust via the CBC News. Before we begin examining the propaganda of the day, please allow us to present our previous summary posts dated 07 August 2014, 24 August 2014, 27 August 2014 along with two related summary posts from earlier today, 29 August 2014 approx 7:00am EDT and 29 August 2014 approx 4:30pm EDT.

The propaganda piece of the day takes a real ugly and very noticeable twist and is probably the most obvious of all. Not only have the typical subtle things been “updated” such as the title, url wording and link, but the entire article has been pretty much rewritten from the top to the bottom. We were rather fortunate to catch a snapshot of the very first version, before the initial “update” this time.

While the choices being made by the upper echelon of the CBC News Network have been opaquely shrouded, their “modus operandi” is rather transparent. They are hell bent on justifying and hard selling an unnecessary war based on speculation and a false narrative along with all the armaments and munitions necessary, period. The one thing that “We the People” know is that they will never actually fight in any wars because they are cowards. Not only that but based upon the history of modern warfare, not only will their children, families and cohorts not fight in this war, they will indeed profit handsomely while remaining safe and secure.

Oddly enough, it now becomes crystal clear that the Kiev Regime is looking for a handout from our hard earned tax dollars and the Harper Regime will be more than willing to donate as much of our money as possible. Damn the costs, their Loyalists, caucus and constituents will never pay a dime, nor spill a single drop of their own blood. They are nothing more than vampire capitalists funding their vampire oligarch comrades ethnic cleansing campaigns across the globe.

In other words, the Harper Regime along with their nefarious globalist minions, trolls and Loyalists are nothing more than criminals, cowards, carpetbaggers, liars and thieves. This has been proven from the torture cover ups of the Afghan detainees, the air-support and bombing campiagn in Libya that allowed cover for terrorists to seize control and destroy the infrastructure, to the “non-letal” aid provided to the Syria that fell into the hands of IS/ISIL/ISIS. Now they have sent 2 planeloads of armaments and munitions to Kurdisatan (Iraq) to battle their own creation along with millions of our tax dollars. They have sent at least 3 planeloads of “non-letal” military equipment to Ukraine already (we weren’t’ even notified there was a second, were we?), much of which seems to have been transferred to the oligarch funded militias such as the ultra-far-right wing Right Sector and Azov battalions that are not under the command nor control of the Ukrainian Military. It has also been rumoured that the equipment delivered to Ukraine may have included retired Javelin advanced anti-tank missile weapon systems. Strangely, Ukraine has announced $3 billion USD defence spending boost, which is a far cry from how the Harper Regime treats out own currently suffering Veterans as opposed to remembering old wars, let alone our own Military whos budgets have been gutted by approx $30 billion. If that weren’t enough, harper is ratcheting up the rhetoric about Russia while at the same time committing to aggressive NATO posturing that will certainly place our ill-equipped forces in harms way while Canada’s NATO delegation engages in a flame war via Twitter.

How much ideological idiocy is enough already? Does the Harper Regime really think this is some kind of game or are they just insane? Who are they trying to impress and at what cost?

Moving forward to what the focus of this summary is all about. Below you will find a very simplify presentation as the previous summary articles. First you will see a numbered list of general details, followed by the snapshots of the “article” as the updates were captured. Like we stated above, a summary comparison is really not necessary, the pictures are worth a thousand words. All one needs to do is focus on the initial version and the last to see how the “story” was completely transformed. Please note that as of this draft there were 8 versions of this “article” prior to the publication of this summary post…


Article Titles and General Details

  1. Ukraine crisis: Putin urges safe passage for surrounded government troops
    Statement comes after U.S. says Russia lying about role in escalating conflict
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:27 AM ET
    13 shares
    8 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-putin-urges-safe-passage-for-surrounded-government-troops-1.2750162
  2. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Rebels agree to give Ukrainian troops safe passage
    Ukrainian troops must first lay down arms, top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko says
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 5:50 AM ET
    19 shares
    14 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-rebels-agree-to-give-ukrainian-troops-safe-passage-1.2750162
  3. UPDATED Ukraine crisis: Rebels agree to give Ukrainian troops safe passage
    Ukrainian troops must first lay down arms, top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko says
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 6:40 AM ET
    3 shares
    76 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-rebels-agree-to-give-ukrainian-troops-safe-passage-1.2750162
  4. Ukraine crisis: Rebels agree to give Ukrainian troops safe passage
    Ukrainian troops must first lay down arms, top rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko says
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 7:46 AM ET
    3 shares
    102 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-rebels-agree-to-give-ukrainian-troops-safe-passage-1.2750162
  5. Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russia rebels control coastal town
    Rebels want to eventually push to major port city of Mariupol, leader in coastal town says
    The Associated Press
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 10:02 AM ET
    120 shares
    516 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-crisis-pro-russia-rebels-control-coastal-town-1.2750162
  6. UPDATED Ukraine seeks NATO membership to gain Western military aid
    European foreign ministers meet, discuss further economic sanctions against Russia
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 12:52 PM ET
    140 shares
    648 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-seeks-nato-membership-to-gain-western-military-aid-1.2750162
  7. UPDATED Ukraine seeks NATO membership to gain Western military aid European foreign ministers meet, discuss further economic sanctions against Russia
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:39 PM ET
    169 shares
    980 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-seeks-nato-membership-to-gain-western-military-aid-1.2750162
  8. Ukraine seeks NATO membership to gain Western military aid
    European foreign ministers meet, discuss further economic sanctions against Russia
    Thomson Reuters
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:25 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 3:50 PM ET
    180 shares
    1164 Comments
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-seeks-nato-membership-to-gain-western-military-aid-1.2750162

Article Snapshots

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Brief Summary

Version 2 seen a change in the title as well as the url “wording” and link edit to reflect the changes. This seems like the most genuine “update” as it included the response from Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic to Russian President Putin’s request.

Version 3 seen a sudden drop in the number of shares and the the diplomatic and positive tone shifted. The bottom segment “Obama rules out military action” was removed and replaced with “More economic sanctions considered”. This seems at odds with the previous “demands” that President Putin must do more to deescalate the situation.

Version 4 seen a rather odd image swap. The header photo was replaced with the caption “Servicemen sit atop an armoured vehicle as they drive east away from the Ukrainian border in Russia’s Rostov region.” that seems to speculate the they are Russian servicemen. BUT, the flag on top of the vehicle is clearly not a Russian Flag, nor the flag of the Federal State of Novorossiya. It seems like it is a white flag, which suggests that it may be Ukrainian troops traversing through the safe passage via the “humanitarian corridor” towards Russia.

Version 5 sees the title, url “wording” and link changed and the previously swapped image becoming an embedded video link with the caption “Putin calls for escape corridor for Ukraine troops 2:46”. The problem here is that the clip of the report from CBC News Network that is embedded features more NATO war-mongering propaganda based upon speculation. The “tone” is beginning to drift further into the propaganda abyss. Version 5 also seen a dramatic rise in the share count.

Version 6 seen the “article” being swapped from an AP (Associated Propaganda) piece to a Thomson Reuters credited piece as well as the title url “wording” and link edit. This is not the first time this has occurred during this manufactured crisis. It also seen a title change to proclaim the original goals all along of annexation and occupation by NATO. It also acknowledges what has been fairly evident to any independent researcher that Ukraine is definably loosing the battle to cleanse the East of the Russian speaking Ukrainians. It is also apparent that oligarchs that control the Kiev Regime have effectively looted the National Treasury and has exhausted whatever IMF funds it may have received up to now. Ukraine is flat broke and an utterly failed state at this point and is desperately looking for a handout by seeking NATO membership in order to gain free Western military aid and cash.

Versions 7 and 8 pretty much massage the narrative and presentation for general consumption to the ill-informed masses that have been spoon-fed non-stop false propaganda by the MSM for several months.

In summary, the false narrative and deceptive propaganda has reached a dangerous level, desperation has reared it’s ugly head and those that pushed for the putsch have reached the point of not return. Based upon the incompetence of the Kiev Regime and rush towards conflict as opposed to dialog, we should expect something rather stupid sooner rather than later. They will need to prepare for new opponents as the Right Sector, Azov Battalion and other ultra-far-right oligarch funded “volunteer” militia (mercenary) groups head West to Kiev. if lucky they may be able to stay in power long enough to rush through NATO legislation before the proposed election and/or General Winter storms in. Make no mistake as these groups have made no bones about it, they will not accept the EU nor any other outside forces to control or occupy their territory since their motto is Ukraine is for Ukrainians. It might be wise to keep an eye on the moves by the Svaboda/Svoboda Party since they have the most control, contrary to popular assumptions.


In closing, let’s just state one last observation, Harper is in over his head!


As an additional footnote, for those that may wonder why there are “so many” of our youths joining in the fighting in Syria with the likes of IS/ISIL/ISIS and who actually began the recruitment drive a few short years ago, take a gander at the following three articles. You’ll notice a seemingly forgotten yet often repeated proclamation by Harper’s own John Baird. Maybe these young men feel that it is their patriotic duty to serve and are simply following the mandate set by the Harper Regime and have headed the call to action?

Syria’s Assad ‘must go,’ Baird warns

By Edmonton Journal
March 5, 2012 dumpharper

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird condemned the continued violence and aid impasse in Syria as heavy shelling continued in Homs over the weekend, saying that Canada is considering new measures to make clear that Syrian president Bashar Assad “must go.”

“The depravity and reprehensible acts of the Assad regime continue to sink to new lows. Assad and his regime are blocking humanitarian aid from getting to the Syrians who need it most, while making life miserable for countless others,” Baird said in a statement late Saturday.

“Canada is considering new measures to make clear that Assad must go. Change will happen. Syrians will have their day – and Canada stands with them in their calls for a better brighter future.”

The Red Cross delivered aid to areas around the battered Baba Amro district of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday, but was blocked from entering the former rebel stronghold itself, three days after anti-government fighters fled a month-long siege.

In a further indication civilians were being caught up in the conflict, up to 2,000 Syrians fled into neighbouring Lebanon, the UN Refugee Agency said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had been prevented from entering Baba Amro by Syrian ground forces despite receiving government permission, a move activists said was to prevent aid workers witnessing army “massacres.”

After a month of bombardment by President Bashar Assad’s forces, concerns mounted for freezing, hungry and wounded civilians in Homs, which on Saturday had come under renewed shelling by government troops, anti-Assad activists said.

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he had received “grisly reports” troops were executing and torturing people in Homs after insurgents abandoned their positions.

Late last month, Canada issued a stern warning to those opposing As-sad’s regime that the protection of religious minorities and good relations with the country’s neighbours must be a priority for any post-Assad government.

The demand, delivered by Baird in Tunisia, highlights the complex nature of the uprising in Syria as Canada and its allies struggle with a response to the crisis.

Baird and foreign ministers from the U.S., Britain, Qatar and other western and Arab countries were in Tunis to discuss ways to end the violence that has killed as many as 8,000 Syrians, and to begin a transition to democracy.

The ministers, meeting for the first time as the Friends of Syria, called on the Assad regime to stop its attacks on civilian areas and let in humanitarian aid – including $1.5 million in assistance announced by Baird at the conference.

They also indicated a willingness to work with the Syrian National Council, which has sought to position itself as a legitimate alternative to Assad’s regime.
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Baird calls for end of violence in Syria

11:29 am, January 22nd, 2014

JESSICA HUME | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the top priority in Syria needs to be ending the violence.

Baird spoke to reporters from Montreaux, Switzerland, where he is attending the Geneva 2 peace talks on Syria to try to find a political solution to the civil war that has raged for more than two years.

Canada’s top concerns include humanitarian access and “the number of extremists and radicals” entering Syria, Baird said.

Baird reaffirmed that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad must go, and said “Canada strongly believes that those who commit war crimes should be held to account.”

One day before the peace talks began, hundreds of thousands of brutal images allegedly depicting the torture and murder of thousands of civilians at the hands of the Assad regime were smuggled out of the country and released to the media.

Baird called the images “deeply disturbing, shocking” and “frightening.”

Baird is representing Canada at the peace talks, which are attended by 40 countries and groups including the Arab League and the UN.

More than 2.3 million refugees have fled Syria and roughly 9.3 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian aid.

Oxfam says “millions of lives are riding on this event, which offers the best chance of ending the violence and alleviating the suffering of the millions of Syrians caught up in the conflict.”

The aid group also urged the international community to agree to a “complete halt” of arms and ammunitions transfers to Syria.