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Compliant Press & Willful Blinds

Posted in Iran, News, Press, Somalia, USA by homeyra on May 1, 2007

…”The story of how high officials misled the country has been told. But they couldn’t have done it on their own; they needed a compliant press, to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on.”Enabling Bush’s Wars of Aggression, Gordon Prather, antiwar.com, April 28, 2007

Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media, Media Lens, April 26, 2007 – Suggested action.

Previous Post and link:
The Echo Chamber
The Media’s “fog fact” on Iran
We are the Willful Blinds!

Some more background: “In May 2003, Iran sent a secret proposal to the U.S. for settling our mutual disputes in a “grand bargain.” It is an astonishing document, for it tries to address a range of U.S. concerns about nuclear weapons, terrorism and Iraq. I’ve placed it and related documents … on my Blog, www.nytimes.com/ontheground …” Diplomacy at Its Worst, Nicholas D. Kristof, NYT. April 29, 2007

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“… the most lawless war of our generation. All wars of aggression lack legitimacy, but no conflict in recent memory has witnessed such mounting layers of illegality as the current one in Somalia. Violations of the UN charter and of international humanitarian law … ”
Inside Africa’s Guantánamo, Salim Lone, The Guardian, April 28, 2007

Mogadishu: The new killing zone on the neocon “liberation trail”, Les Politiques, April 26, 2007

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US & Us

Posted in China, Iran, Somalia, USA by homeyra on January 21, 2007

Thank you PPGG for your last post:
Thank you Rep Ron Paul”

Youtube Link

Congressman Ron Pauldisplays a canny concern for the appearance of a Gulf of Tonkin style incident, and he sensibly doesn’t buy into the propagated fear-mongering about Iran..

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See also “You gotta speak their language“, thanks to 99 & BB2, also Lest we forget who the warmongers are… by PPGG

Update: Republican Ron Paul does his job, by Monte

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The Seven Digital Sins (and how to avoid them)

Somalia

Posted in Islam, Somalia, USA by homeyra on January 5, 2007

The Return of Warlords: An essay on the urgent situation in Somalia by Amina Mire. Full version posted at Ben Heine’s site …Read more


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Somalia profil at National Geographic

Somalia blog