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Confused by US foreign policy? A “must-read” clarifier…please tweet / re-tweet

Posted in Investment & Social Commentaries by Jack Worthington on November 11, 2014

Confused by US foreign policy?  A “must-read” clarifier…please tweet / re-tweet


No, this won’t be my clarification of US foreign policy.  Although I’ve pounded the table for the past few years trying to explain it, one of the most succinct and credible analyses I’ve come across so far is from an article I read this morning by Annie Machon, a former intelligence officer for the UK’s MI5.  Sadly, we’re likely to never encounter an analysis like this in the US mainstream media:


“Anyone Threatening US Petrodollar is Public Enemy No.1” by Annie Machon



  • Read the article:
  • Follow the money
  • Demand change via the ballot box


The US mainstream media is strongly influenced by the US CIA via its domestically-focused propaganda division called “Operation Mockingbird” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mockingbird …a secret program (like the NSA’s domestic spying program) which was uncovered during the Church Committee US senate hearings in the mid-1970’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee .  The New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, Time magazine, and roughly 20 other media organizations admitted their involvement with Operation Mockingbird in those hearings.


The US mainstream media is the linchpin of the most powerful and dangerous government propaganda machine in human history.  Don’t let anyone tell you that the Russians (with so few English language foreign media outlets) are propaganda masters, but the US doesn’t participate.  Keep the eyes wide open Pollyanna.


Is anyone else wondering what happened to Ebola news in the mainstream media?  Was this disease eradicated?  If so, isn’t that important world news?  Where is the MSM?


Did anyone read in the US MSM yesterday that internationally respected American elder statesman Henry Kissinger “warns of West’s fatal mistake that may lead to new Cold War” http://rt.com/news/203795-kissinger-warns-cold-war/ .  Of course this wasn’t reported in the US MSM.  It exposes how wrong and dangerous the Obama administration’s position with Russia is…not only in the Obama administration, but many old Cold Warriors in the GOP.


Did anyone read in the US MSM recently that Mikhail Gorbachev, internationally respected elder statesman, last leader of the Soviet Union, and architect of the “openness” and “restructuring” which led to the end of the Cold War, came out and said this http://rt.com/news/203475-gorbachev-speech-berlin-wall/ :


Western policies toward Russia championed by Washington have led to the current crisis, and if the confrontation continues, Europe will be weakened and become irrelevant.


Taking advantage of Russia’s weakening and a lack of a counterweight, they claimed monopoly leadership and domination in the world. And they refused to heed the word of caution from many of those present here,” he said. “The events of the past months are consequences of short-sighted policies of seeking to impose one’s will and fait accompli while ignoring the interests of one’s partners.


Instead of becoming a leader of change in a global world Europe has turned into an arena of political upheaval, of competition for the spheres of influence, and finally of military conflict. The consequence inevitably is Europe’s weakening at a time when other centers of power and influence are gaining momentum. If this continues, Europe will lose a strong voice in world affairs and gradually become irrelevant.


What needs to be done is for the west to tone down its anti-Russian rhetoric and seek points of convergence”…”he assured the forum that the Russian leadership was willing to do its part”.


Let the serious diplomacy, by serious diplomats and elder statesmen, begin asap.  Germany, take the lead.  We’re hamstrung by leadership and credibility glitches…hopefully temporary, but I’m not optimistic given the old Cold Warriors entrenched in the GOP, the Cold War mentalities deeply imbedded in Washington bureaucracy, a Zero-Sum American culture, and a gov’t controlled MSM.  America is in desperate need of change, asap.



11 Nov 2014