The New York Times is called out by Peter Koenig.
Venezuela In “Misery” – Lies And Deceit By The Media Open Letter To The New York Times
May 19, 2019
Note by The Saker: I normally don’t post open letters, but in this case I made an exception since this latter is also an analysis and because of the importance of this issue.
by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog
To the Editor in CHIEF
NYT – 18 May 2019
Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say
Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their customers can afford.
This introduction is accompanied by a picture of a man in rags, pushing a shopping cart through a garbage dump site. You, NYT, say it is in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the man looking for recyclables. The photo could be from anywhere, the same with a picture further down in the text – depicting a young woman nursing a baby in the dark – you say in a typical Venezuelan blackout.
This is a flagrant misrepresentation of what’s going on in Venezuela.
The New York Times is known for selecting photos from places of misery, could be slums from anywhere in the world, and placing them where it is most convenient to propagate a lie story – a story meant to demean a country in the public opinion, a country that the empire wants to subdue by bashing and insulting it – so the public – the braindead western public, notably in the US and Europe, will tolerate or even scream for a “humanitarian invasion” from the friendly US of A.
How many times can the USA get away with bombing a country based on lies?
Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag
May 19, 2019
By Tony Cartalucci “Information Clearing House” – Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the Syrian government.
With the US plotting war from South America to the South China Sea, understanding how US-backed militants staged the attack, allowing the Western media to sell US military intervention to the global public based on a lie – will help guard against similarly staged attacks in the near future.
Recent revelations mean the US not only falsely accused Damascus of having carried out the attack – but launched military strikes against Syria based on an entirely false pretext. To date, the US has categorically failed to produce any convincing evidence backing their original claims.
Conversely, a subsequent investigation carried out by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) produced damning evidence suggesting a false flag event was carried out by US-backed militants. This included a chlorine gas cylinder found in a militant weapons workshop inspected by OPCW investigators closely matching the two cylinders allegedly used in the 2018 Douma attack itself.
While US-backed militants insisted two gas cylinders were dropped on Douma by government helicopters, the OPCW noted that the alleged craters caused by the cylinders’ impact matched those on nearby buildings clearly caused by high-explosive ordnance.
Interesting how things are evolving on the foreign policy front.
As we noted previously, the reason for the dramatic market response is that the presidential visit flags policy priorities, and “rare earths have featured in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China.”
We have witnessed, over the past years, the threats by the U.S. imposed upon foreign corporations and governments in terms of the Dollar.
“Do not go along with our self serving foreign policies and ideological beliefs and you will be banned from trading with us, from US Dollar transfers via SWIFT, and from even getting your gold back that’s in storage and safekeeping within our borders.
Well, the implications of such acts are far reaching and enormous. No longer will the world trust us to honor commitments in international trade, finance, and safety.
There will be a point when alternative suppliers will be sought out and relied upon to the exclusion of U.S. counterparts.
There will be to turning back.
CIGA Wolfgang Rech
Rare-Earth Stocks All Soar “Limit Up” After Xi’s Threat
May 21, 2019
Chinese rare-earth stocks soared overnight for a second day following the implicit trade restrictions (export ban?) threat signaled by Xi Jinping’s visit to JL Mag, a material producer in Jiangxi province.
As Bloomberg notes, China Northern Rare Earth, Shenghe Resources, China Minmetals Rare Earth, and JL MAG Rare-Earth all spiked by the 10% daily limit in mainland trading, extending Monday’s similar gains…