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Jim/Bill,

Divide and conquer works every time!

Dave

Democracy Is The Ideal Distraction
November 27, 2019

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com,

In the days of yore, there were kings. Everybody could agree to hate the king because he was rich and well-fed, when most of his minions were not.

Then, a more effective system was invented: democracy. Its originators had in mind a system whereby the populace could choose their leader from amongst themselves – thereby gaining a leader who understood them and represented them.

In short order, those amongst the populace who wished to rule found a way to game the new system in a way that would allow them to, in effect, be kings, but to do so from behind the scenes, whilst retaining the illusion of democracy.

The formula is to create two opposing political parties. Each is led by someone who’s presented as being a “representative of the people.”

You then present the two parties as having opposing views on governance. It matters little what the differences are. In fact, you can have the differences be as obscure and arbitrary as, say, gay rights or abortion, and they will work as well as any other differences. What matters is that your two parties object to each other strenuously on the declared issues, working the electorate into a lather.

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Jim/Bill,

Readers need to realize they are being lied to all the time.

Dave

Mainstream Policy Expert Reveals How He Was Silenced On Syria: “Truth Did Not Matter”
November 29, 2019

A mainstream media and academic expert this week issued a rare admission: that pretty much everything the establishment has fed the public on Syria is false or distorted; but it remains that after tragic eight-year long war is slowly coming to a close, new indisputable facts are coming to light. “Truth did not matter at all,” he admits after years of providing commentary for mainstream publications.

In a lengthy thread on Twitter, counter-terrorism author and assistant professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University Max Abrahms exposed how he saw the ‘narrative managers’ at work from the inside of the establishment think tank world and media. As his own research came to uncover and document the truth of what was happening in Syria, “the media would excise me and the research from their stories” he revealed. His work in the early years of the war appeared in The New York Times and other major outlets, however, he was increasingly censored and pushed out of a number of platforms for speaking inconvenient truths.

Below is his full commentary, written in the wake of the new OPCW leaks which the mainstream is still trying hard to ignore.

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Jim/Bill,

Info you will not get from MSM that all readers should know.

Dave

Hong Kong Ensnared In The West’s Color Revolution Hot Box – The Latest News And Analysis
November 28, 2019

I have a file on Hong Kong (HK) as thick as my hand and several concerned people have emailed me, asking me to write something. So, here is an update.

I wrote about the long, sordid history of colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong at great length in The China Trilogy. It makes for fascinating reading, from Britain’s and the US’s global illegal drug and money laundering capital, to a nominal Chinese city, which in reality is still a British colony in all but name.

I have written many HK articles available on China Rising Radio Sinoland, including being guest on TV and radio. I didn’t realize how much work I’ve published on it, until I put this list together. They are all still very valid and up to date with what’s going on, since the West only has one monovision playbook of global capitalism, war, color revolutions and chaos against its enemies. Instead of repeating myself, here they are for your perusal. If you see Hong Kong in the title, that means it’s the main focus.

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Jim/Bill,

There are many reporters out there countering the western MSM propaganda.

Dave

Western Counter-Revolution Tragically On Display At Gas Price Hike Protests
November 29, 2019

by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog cross-posted with PressTV

(Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the upcoming ‘Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism’.)

A simple question for you: are there, for lack of a better word, “counter-revolutionaries” in Ukraine, Hong Kong or Syria? By that I mean: do those nations have people on the far extremes of the political spectrum who will provoke, take advantage of and even relish in violence against their governments?

Obviously, only a liar or somebody foolishly playing devil’s advocate would not respond that, yes, in these nations there are many such persons – the proof is overwhelming.

So why would it be so hard to believe that there are such persons – counter-revolutionaries – in Iran, and that they hijacked recent protests over gas price hikes to provoke, take advantage of and devilishly relish in death and violence against the government? Iran, unlike the nations I listed – and unlike almost every nation, period – actually had a popular revolution for extremists to counter in the first place.

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Jim/Bill,

When, not if, will China tells MBS they will only pay in Yuan.

Dave

China Chugs Saudi Oil, Drawing MBS Into Its Orbit
November 28, 2019

China has upped its imports of Saudi oil significantly, part of a bid to draw Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into its orbit amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.

Beijing’s crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia rose to nearly 2 million barrels per day (bpd) in October, up 24 million bpd or 76.3% compared to the previous month, Saudi daily Asharq al-Awsat reported, citing China’s General Administration of Customs.

Two new Chinese refineries – Hengli Petrochemical and Zhejiang Petrochemical – played a major role in the bump, the Saudi daily said.

While US sanctions on Venezuela, and to a lesser extent on Iran, have played a role in the Chinese leaning on Saudi Arabia for the crucial commodity, Beijing is also looking to Riyadh as a key bulwark against Trump’s trade war.

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