…double, double, toil and trouble – gaza and donetsk…

…as the tumult and the shouting dies down, the light of reality and truth begins to appear…

Stepping carefully amid the rubble of US policy.

Gaza and Disappearing Palestine

(Thanks on this one) Jon Stewart had his quick comedic ‘come back’, somewhat shrewdly ‘apologetic’, to the predicted backlash for his observation on the plight of the Gazans under the relentless onslaught.

Rihanna had her brief moment of support for Palestine, something natural to those who see mindless brutality and call it for what it is. The career of Vanessa Redgrave should be instructive.

And for irony we have been guided, unwillingly, to this item on the increasingly dreadful Huffington Post news site, a confused and chaotic site that serves as echo chamber and supine stenographer for the incumbent regime. Russia Today Anchor Resigns, Admits To Spreading ‘Lies’ For Putin – we had earlier quoted talking points memo’s coverage.

HuffPo loves this stuff. If only Ms Firth had compared her former network’s coverage of the siege of Palestine with that of the US MSM, as a journalist she would have been appalled and would know the true meaning of propaganda. When these people did deign to cover the tragedy, the perspective would be totally one-sided. There was near total silence on the Gazan experience. Over at Professor Cole’s site there is a post, its title a subtle rhetorical question. Ms Firth can learn a lot about racism, lies and propaganda. Is Rula Jebreal right about US Media Bias against Palestinians? Read the rest of this entry »


…ti, dt, tg or rt? either way…

…things keep going further downhill, especially when the US Secretary of States speaks…

As the US MSM continues to circle the wagons for self-deception and to relive glory days that cannot be lived again, traditional media elsewhere have started to confront the reality of the decline. From the ever loyal UK comes this from the Independent, as the chaos, the shambles of US foreign policy is examined.  The low stakes of Biden’s visit to Cyprus show Obama’s failures in the post-Arab Spring world Read the rest of this entry »


…the fault, dear dufus, is not in our stars…

…but in ourselves, that we, even degreed, fry fries at less than minimum wages…

What a wonderful world when opportunity comes, and without knocking – when the avenue paved with wealth is being paved by others for the chosen.

We have this ‘coincidence’ that has to be a coincidence, and has engaged the continuing attention of the ever vigilant US MSM. However, the ‘Beeb’, ever reliable voice of Western preeminence, did have a go: Vice President Joe Biden’s son joins Ukraine gas company. And couple snippets: Read the rest of this entry »


…monroe doctrine? marilyn or james…

…For Mrs Havisham the past was ever present and lived daily, even as the reality of the present, age and her decaying existence, headed to its inevitable  climax, and to cruel tragedy for the innocent. In the US, Marilyn Monroe is dead but still lives at the same age of her blondeness and sexiness as per the society’s perception of such, as dead as President James Monroe who still lives for having declared the manifest destiny of the US to control any country to its south, and do so without competition whatsoever from outside the region. [Of the two the Marilyn Doctrine may have been more tolerable?]

So it is in this world of myths of its northern neighbour, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to putter about, with a neighbour increasingly delusional and dangerous, a neighbour that continues to lose contact with its sense of self and stark reality. Nothing more comical then than to have the Secretary of State of the US, its ‘First Diplomat’, John Kerry make such a ground breaking declaration, (and provoke bitter memories, aside electronic espionage).

On Monday, 18 November Mr Kerry, in a speech that will invite further reading and re-reading and gratitude, declared to regional representatives at the Organisation of American States (OAS) that the US has revoked (?) the Monroe Doctrine. O! Happy Day! Free at last! Thank God Almighty… 
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