Russia

Navalny, Assange, and Corporate Media Hypocrisy

The following article was published in 2022 but is highly relevant to recent events: The New York Times continues to selectively promote news that fits the Establishment narrative. The NYT portrays the nine-year sentence of the Russian “opposition leader” Aleksei Navalny to a high-security prison as a travesty of justice. Was it unjust? If so, justice must be demanded. What I can comment on is […]

Seymour Hersh: A Year Lying About Nord Stream

Above: A screen grab from Danish Defense shows the gas leak from the exploded Nord Stream pipelines causing bubbles on the surface of the Baltic Sea on September 30, 2022. / Photo by Swedish Coast Guard Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. I do not know much about covert CIA operations—no outsider can—but I do understand that the essential […]

Ukraine grain scandal and the myth of the wonder weapons

Including Zelensky’s UNGA pantomime Zelensky watches his own speech at the UNGA. The grain dispute between Poland and Ukraine is gathering fury. Poland and other neighbouring countries have extended the grain embargo on Ukraine despite the EU not extending the block. After Zelensky insinuated at the UNGA that Poland was playing into Russia’s hands after maintaining curbs on Ukrainian grain […]

Scott Ritter: A comprehensive Ukrainian defeat is the only possible outcome of its conflict with Russia

Kiev was offered a peace deal long ago, but chose war instead, egged on by its Western backers. Now its fate is sealed September 2 marked the 78th anniversary of the World War Two surrender ceremony onboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This moment formalized Japan’s unconditional capitulation to the United States, and its allies, and marked the end of the […]

The Prigozhin plot – who was managing the narrative?

‘In my opinion there is a connection between the timing of the Prigozhin drama and what is happening in Syria. The whole “mutiny” kicked off immediately after the Syrian Arab Army (Republican guard divisions) had mobilised to the north of Syria threatening terrorist positions in the north-west (Idlib), north (US and Turkey) and even stretching to the north-east (Kurds and […]

Killing The Story – Bakhmut, Nick Cohen, Kakhovka, Nord Stream and Piers Morgan

The late writer, broadcaster and wit Clive James formulated what he called the ‘Barry Manilow Law’: ‘Everyone you know thinks Barry Manilow is absolutely terrible. But everyone you don’t know thinks he’s great.’ (James, cited Martin Amis, ‘Inside Story,’ Vintage, 2020, e-book, p.74) A Media Lens version of this might read: ‘Everyone you know thinks BBC News is absolutely terrible. […]

SCOTT RITTER: The Onus Is on Biden & Putin

September 30, Wars should be avoided at all costs. Nuclear conflict should never be contemplated. These two truisms are often spoken, but rarely adhered to. Wars occur all too frequently, and so long as nations possess nuclear weapons, their use  is contemplated on a continuous basis. The ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict has put the world’s two largest nuclear powers on opposing […]