How are we, who are denied credible, alternative news sources, supposed to divine between right and wrong, between truth and propaganda.
Londoner Robert Stuart has spent quite a few years documenting his Fabrication in BBC Panorama’s Saving Syria’s Children blog which details the alleged collusion of the BBC and rogue British Army elements in a false flag chemical attack in Syria perpetrated, he alleges, to get Britain to join the USA in bombing Damascus back to the Stone Age.
Though Stuart’s site is well worth exploring, it is important here because Stuart’s critics, the BBC included, have not been able to find even the smallest chink in his work. Until Stuart’s work is discredited, the man on the Clapham omnibus would have to conclude that the BBC, the British security services, the Muslim Brotherhood and their casts of crisis actors colluded to propel Britain into war against Syria and were, therefore, by definition, guilty of crimes against the peace, the very crimes Hitler’s top brass swung for at Nuremberg.
The issue of crisis actors not only in Syria but in Ukraine as well is worth more than a cursory glance. This is because, to take but one topical outrage, Russia alleged Ukraine’s Nazi battalions deployed crisis actors to pretend that casualties from Russia’s attack on Mariupol’s maternity hospital which, Russia alleges, the Nazis converted into a critical forward post, included many pregnant women and new-born babies.
Although the use of crisis actors on Ukraine’s front lines sounds implausible, Stuart’s work strongly suggests that such actors exist. And this site, one of very many, shows where and by whom they are hired and the various professional groups they can network through. Given CrisisCast’s strong military links, given Britain’s long track record in deceptive military techniques, given Britain’s military secrecy and given the expertise of Britain’s Brigade 77 and Israel’s Hasbara in such dark arts, one must, despite “conspiracy theory” (sic) scepticism, expect such wag the dog events as well as budgets to finance them on a scale we cannot begin to imagine.
If the Russians are wrong and crisis actors and meme producers are not employed, the Clapham bus commuter would consider Ukrainian outrages as horrific as Iraqi soldiers ripping babies out from incubators or, indeed, the Kaiser’s troops bayoneting Belgian babies to death in August 1914. But, how are we, who are denied credible, alternative news sources, supposed to divine between right and wrong, between truth and propaganda.
Well, one such way is to first use the 10-step cheat sheet of Belgian historian, Anne Morelli, which perfectly distils the essential propaganda techniques of Falsehood in War-time, Containing an Assortment of Lies Circulated Throughout the Nations During the Great War, Arthur Ponsonby’s timeless 1928 classic. Those steps are as follows:
- We do not want war. NATO does not want war, even though NATO’s arms manufacturers benefit immensely from war and even though NATO’s main states have been almost continuously at war for hundreds of years.
- The opposite party alone is guilty of war. Russia is now in the naughty corner for doing to Ukraine a fraction of what NATO’s various Coalitions of the Willing have “reluctantly” done to Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya, criminal wars we are now supposed to forget about, bar whatever Hollywood throws up on them.
- The enemy is inherently evil and resembles the devil. The Daily Mail and its Irish imitations have the same low opinion of Russia’s president as they did of the leaders of those other countries, who have recently been in NATO’s crosshairs. Beelzebub personified.
- We defend a noble cause, not our own interests. The millions who were murdered from NATO’s ordnance might disagree, as might Julian Assange, who is being extradited from one NATO country to another because he dared expose that mantra.
- The enemy commits atrocities on purpose; our mishaps are involuntary. Not according to the evidence Wikileaks and others produced (but see point 10 below).
- The enemy uses forbidden weapons. There is overwhelming evidence depleted uranium was used in Serbia, Iraq and Syria and let’s just skip those bio-warfare labs Russia captured on its Ukrainian border.
- We suffer small losses, those of the enemy are enormous. And so it is with Ukraine where Russia has overwhelming military superiority but, by all our media accounts, are being slaughtered in Somme-like numbers to further the James Bond-villain aims of their leader. (see three above).
- Recognised artists and intellectuals back our cause. Hurrah for Hollywood and Ireland’s virtue signallers. In the meantime, Dostoyevsky and Tchaikovsky are banned, presumably because they were neither artists nor intellectuals.
- Our cause is sacred. Going abroad to slaughter innocents is as blasphemous now as it was when Britain’s Irish regiments slaughtered Boers by the tens of thousands in the 2nd Boer war, whose sacred cause was about looting South African gold and nothing else.
- All who doubt our propaganda are traitors. Herman Goering put it best at Nuremberg. “Why, of course, the people don’t want war,” he said. “Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
It is certainly how it works in Ireland where war fever is at least as high as it was in the summer of 1914. Our political elite, their chums in charge of our defence forces, and the various foreign cartels they are beholden to, are the only “humans”, who will benefit from our increasing entanglement into NATO’s orbit. Their obsession with serving both King and Kaiser at the expense of Ireland not only spits in the face of generations of long-dead Irish patriots but does today’s Irish generation no favours at all, as it condemns almost all of them to little more than the role of hewers of wood and drawers of water Cromwell assigned for our ancestors.
There is, in economics, a basic trade-off between producing guns and producing butter which says that, with the limited resources Ireland has after our leaders skim off the top, you can produce either Kerrygold butter or you can buy NATO pop guns but you cannot do both in any appreciable numbers because you do not have the wherewithal to do so.
Our political elite are determined to take the pop gun option at the expense of the Kerrygold route as that will maximise their bribes. We have a mirror choice. We can rid ourselves of our entire political elite or we can expect our living standards to plummet. Though it is a simple choice, it is a necessarily hard one because nothing good comes easy.