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The MSM are Silent: Afghanistan Papers & the OPCW Scandal
Published Sunday, 22 December 2019. The lies continue.
The biggest news over the last 10 years has been The Washington Post's, “Afghanistan Papers” and the Wikileaks drop of the OPCW emails, revealing how the top OPCW administration covered up the truth regarding the Syrian chemical attack, thus provoking the US to retaliate with the bombing. Unfortunately, aside from independent news sources and social media, the MSM is all but silent on both stories.
We have been fighting in Afghanistan for over 18 years, only to find out, that, from the Bush administration to the Trump administration, have all been telling the public blatant lies, half-truths, and pushing ridiculous PR campaigns to ensure consent for the war.
Even at the start of the first invasion, military generals were at odds with each other, in terms of identifying the true enemy. A little time had passed, and finding Osama Bin Laden soon became an impossible task. Thus the enemy turned to the Taliban as the enemy because we could not tolerate their extremist Muslim views, the leader of democracy and human rights.
From that time, early 2000s, any Afghani male above the age of 10, that looked like a terrorist became a target. America's drone king, president Obama, created a “kill list” of potential “terrorists” that the CIA deemed to be a threat to America's National Security. This turned out to be a deadly fiasco, the drone killings of farms, families, and even weddings across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. This droning continues under CIA control, murdering innocents across Afghanistan, etc. What the “papers” tells us, is the entire war is based on lies. This begs the question, if the war is based on lies, why have the US and its allies been there for over 18 years?
The answer to this question is cynical, general, and for many, a cliché, yet, unbearably true.
Mainly, Afghanistan is a strategic geopolitical country for the ME and Russia. The country that rules Afghanistan, in terms of an old-style war of soldiers, guns, and bombs, is at an advantage. Secondly, the country is rich in minerals, including coal, oil, diamonds, quartz, and lithium. And lastly, the extensive Poppy crops have been profitable for the country for years. The US has acquired most of these Poppy farms, thus controlling a lucrative market.
Remember, Empire is corporate-driven, and its bottom line is profit. Human life is secondary to profit; thus, we have corporate-owned politicians pushing war propaganda to ensure winning the next election. This is what the Afghanistan Papers revealed, war-is- for profit.
Our next “war” scandal is the revelation of the OPCW emails. The OPCW was first organized as an unbiased scientific entity to prevent chemical warfare, or analyze a nation’s actions, and determine if a particular country has deployed chemical weapons. From the beginning, OPCW has been a “scientific, unbiased entity”, evidently free from political influence. In the case of the alleged chlorine chemical attacks in Syria, it turns out that powerful political influences compromised this organization.
The emails reveal that the OPCW leaders ignored or heavily redacted their “scientists on the ground.” All of which stated that it was “highly unlikely” that any chemical attack had occurred. These redacted OPCW reports, only after Trump knee-jerked and bombed Syria for this “war crime”, came to light. And it's only now, thanks to Wikileaks, that we now know the initial, redacted scientific reports were an effort to justify American aggression. In any journalist’s mind, worth their typewriters, this is a revealing of the crimes of the Empire to continue the destructive war for profit. Yet, despite the world's awareness of these facts, it is ignored by the mainstream media.
As I have discussed, the MSM is an integral part of the military-industrial complex. Mainstream media are paid to spread lies and kill stories that reveal the truth.
The Afghanistan Papers should have been a should have news outlets scrambling for the scoop around the planet. Instead, the OPCW scandal, certainly evidence that the government will do anything to justify perpetual war, is ignored. A Newsweek journalist resigned because he wanted to publish a story about the false chemical attacks and the aggression by our military, but was turned down, and in memos and emails was personally attacked for even bringing up the idea of telling the truth. The Empire war machine and its propaganda department are in full swing, killing stories and creating falsehoods to feed perpetual war.
The fight for truth against war is a dangerous one. Julian Assange is in a high-level prison, Belmarish, created to house rapists, terrorists, and murderers... Julian revealed war crimes by the US and other countries around the planet. Max Blumenthal was jailed on false charges and whisked off to jail like a common criminal for revealing that the US had violated International Law in the usurpation by the US and their paid proxies against the Venezuelan embassy. This was during the failed coup attempt by US-backed “rebels” against the democratically elected Mudoro Government.
Those opposed to war and corporate corruption and their political cronies, *our politicians*, are in an information conflict against the establishment and the Military Industrial Complex. The silence after the publication of the Afghanistan Papers, and the OPCW cover-up, that there was no chemical attack in Syria, speaks loud and clear:
Truth is on Trial