Given that a) I figure all their quotes are verifiable, and b) that editor Joseph Kishore has given me permission to use the site’s content at will…I’ll copy/paste freely, as I was sincerely gobsmacked when I’d read this coverage this a.m..I’l ass a c) even though I deplore wsws author Andrea Lobo’s coverage of the OAS/US/CIA putsch against Evo Morales.
‘Who decided the US should fight a “hot war” with Russia?’, 23 November 2019. Andre Damon, wsws
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits the war-hit Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, [Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP]
Via the Intercept (8:31):
Calling all sleuths who are intrigued by Media Brands! Both versions I’ve linked below are far too long for me to read, rather than scan, although at least the NYT version doesn’t include the massive, eye-searing photos the Intercept version does.
Here are a few questions readers and watchers might want to consider: How were TI and the NYT able to verify these 700 pages of documents as ‘authentic’ (albetit Maz Hussain’s claim at DN! below)? Is this simply more anti-Iranian (‘now “our new enemy” a Risen said) Imperial agitprop? Given they’d allegedly been ‘leaked’ to TI anonymously, who had ‘leaked’ them? Were they hacked or even created by enemies of Iran? That would be a long list, yes?
I haven’t been able to find any written first-person reports on what happened in court this morning, but oscar greenfell at wsws has this up today: ‘UN special rapporteur exposes Swedish sexual misconduct frame-up of Assange’, Oscar Grenfell, 18 November 2019, and it may be relevant to another Tweet I’d seen earlier, …and MAE below promises a report soon.
Most coverage reads like this, following glowing tributes to the Al Qaeda allied head-choppers staged ‘rescuers’, although the Independent cuts right to the ‘Russians claim’ chase.
‘James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer found dead near his home in Istanbul; Former army officer helped start the White Helmets, credited with saving thousands of lives in Syria (with video evidence of the group’s heroics)
I’ll let CNN set the stage, then I’ll trade off squibs from CNN, abc news, Bloomberg, wsws.org, foxnews.com, and sputniknews.com, sometimes quite in contrast. I’ve brought some of the videos CNN has on youtube (not that I’ve watched, sorry) in order that we all might be able to see what the various actors in this production look like, sound like, and so on. Spooky Schiff; Taylor? OMG: Desiccated Turtle face or worse?
But lest we believe that Ukraine-gate is a replacement for a failed Russia-gate, this televised hearing put that notion to rest. Also, the House is in a major hurry to get all this finished ahead of the first primaries in…Iowa? Continue reading
I’d ask you to pray or send good vibes for his safety. Hold him in your heart as you likely already do for Julian and Chelsea…perhaps Nicolas Maduro…
‘Plane Carrying Morales Lands in Paraguay After Getting Refusal From Peru – Reports’, Nov. 12, 2019, sputniknews.com
MOSCOW/MEXICO CITY, November 12 (Sputnik) – An aircraft of the Mexican Air Force carrying resigned Bolivian President Evo Morales has landed in Paraguay after a request for landing in Peru has been rejected, Paraguayan media reported on Tuesday.