Yes, Mr. Zuckerberg, despite all your money, there is and authority above you and laws that you have to obey, whether you like it or not. So don’t react with anger, you are the one who is wrong.
During the last six months, my FB account has been “blocked” three times, (first for 24 hours, then for three days, and then for 30 days), as a result of purely political comments I had placed under articles in Russian news media with FB comments logins. I checked their “community rules” and did not find anything related to my comments. I followed the FB own guidelines to dispute these decisions but never received any answer from them. I can confirm that they are deeply engaged in political censorship. This violates our freedom of speech and our democracy that depends on it.
(BTW, I have never thought that I would quote Fox News as a reliable source. You cannot be sure of anything, these days.)
Posted in Politics, War
Tagged Syria, US
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is an agency for the deception of the public at public expense. Almost any snatch of a CBC news broadcast or public policy discussion will, on examination, be found to encapsulate a lie.
A meme currently being foisted on the public by the CBC is that trade protectionism hurts the public by raising prices. The inference being that higher prices due to trade protectionism hurt every Canadian.
That is the lie.
Autor, one of the initiators and former leaders of the Polish “Solidarity” movement in early 1980s.
Foreign media have just reported: “US Homeland Security Planning Database to Track Journalists, Monitor ‘Sentiment’”. Will Canada follow suite?
“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”.
Carl Sagan, an American astronomer
“A wise man … proportions his belief to the evidence”.
David Hume, a Scottish philosopher
by Eugenia for the Saker Blog
Britain accused Russia of poisoning a double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia using a super-secret nerve agent with an easy to remember name “Novichok” (“a newbie” in Russian). The accusation came with a suspicious speed: the Skripals were poisoned on March 4, 2018, but on March 6 the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was already raving before the Parliament about Russia’s guilt: “We don’t know exactly what has taken place in Salisbury, but if it’s as bad as it looks, it is another crime in the litany of crimes that we can lay at Russia’s door”. British prime Minister Teresa May came out with her now famous “highly likely” before the Parliament on May 12, or 7 days after the event.
Let’s see how bad it looks from a purely scientific, factual standpoint:
Posted in Politics
Watch: Russia Should Ignore Western Accusations
Yakov Kedmi is a former head of the Israeli intelligence agency “Nativ”. He often appears on Russian TV to talk on global political issues. This is a fragment of his appearance on the “Evening with Solovyov” program.
Comment: Yakov Kedmi may be right in his assessment of the situation but I am not sure if I agree with his recommendations. It is obvious that the West is pushing for confrontation with Russia and Kedmi is trying to radicalize Russia’s responses, which would only lead to a hot war sooner. Expelling all Western diplomats would also isolate Russia economically and culturally. This is exactly what the US and some European governments want. I don’t doubt that Russia can protect its security and its interests but I also command Russia for slowing down the West’s march to war.
Posted in Politics
Tagged Cold war
From the Archive: The U.S. and Russia are expelling dozens of each other’s diplomats, bringing bilateral relations to a new low. In this 2015 interview with Dennis Bernstein, the late Robert Parry explained the origins of the New Cold War.
Robert Parry (1949 – 2018)
By Dennis J. Bernstein (first published June 29, 2015)
A new Cold War has taken shape between nuclear-armed Russia and the United States with very little public debate, just a return to hostile rhetoric and military moves and counter-moves over Ukraine, an issue that journalist Robert Parry has followed over the past year and a half.
Parry, a longtime Washington-based investigative reporter and editor of Consortiumnews.com, was interviewed about the crisis by Dennis J. Bernstein for Pacifica Radio’s Flashpoint program.
This is an old lecture given by prof. Michel Chossudovsky at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, September 25, 2003.
by Lech Biegalski
Originally published elsewhere in August 2015 – (with later updates)
Partition of Syria has always been plan “A” for the US. Now, it has been renamed as Plan “B”, but it still is the same plan. The US wants to control the NE part of Syria for two reasons:
- That’s where the Syrian oil and gas deposits are located;
- That’s where the projected new pipelines, connecting the Gulf States through Turkey to Europe, are to merge.
Map A: The oil corridor between Oman and Turkey
Signs prohibiting access to the Porton Down Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, near Salisbury, Britain, March 19, 2018. © Peter Nicholls / Reuters
Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian investigative journalist and Middle East Correspondent. Over the last two years she has published a series of revealing reports on weapons smuggling. Two months ago South Front published her investigation into the Pentagon bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world. Her current report provides an overview of the Pentagon-funded experiments at the secretive UK military laboratory Porton Down near Salisbury, where an ex-Russian spy and his daughter were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent. Twitter/@dgaytandzhieva
British Prime Minister Theresa May
Below, is an article published today (March 28) by Sputnik International (online edition) which repeats and includes some of the arguments I had made earlier in my correspondence with my MP Filomena Tassi.
Filomena Tassi, Liberal Party of Canada
Question Regarding Expulsion of Russian Diplomats by Canada
Good morning Ms Tassi,
This is an “informal request” under the Access to Information Act.
I am a resident of Dundas, Ontario and a voter in your constituency. I am also a publisher and editor of the local website “mydundasvalley.com” which primarily deals with small local issues, like the deer hunt in Dundas Valley or public access to our local areas and facilities once built with taxpayers’ money. Occasionally, I deal with broader issues, both provincial and federal, that have a potential of seriously affecting our lives as Canadians and/or Hamiltonians.
My request is as follows:
What evidence, other than “assurances” and “solidarity”, did the Canadian government base its decision to expel Russian diplomats on?
We are all adults and we know that “assurances” and “solidarity” alone do not constitute “evidence”.