German mainstream media is a shameless servant of the Euro-Atlantic establishment
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Originally Appeared at RT Deutsch. Translated from the German by Susan Neumann
Over the past week, the German media has gone way overboard with the propaganda again. As if they can’t remember anything, the editorial boards of international politics were all unanimous: THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME!
The situation of the civil war in Syria has fundamentally changed over the past six months. According to recent reports, the Syrian army is closing in on Rakka, the unofficial capital of the "Islamic State." Sunni extremists, mercenaries from all over the world, as well as alleged "moderate rebels" have built their arbitrary regimes at Aleppo, and the noose is tightening around Aleppo, fast.
Not everyone is happy about that. Turkey is starting to support their mercenaries with cross-border artillery fire. Saudi Arabia has threatened with yet another war, and this time it’s Syria that should be invaded. Even US Secretary of State Kerry — whose country has, along with Saudi Arabia, been supplying the armed hordes with weapons since the spring of 2012 — is now demanding that the Russian Air Force stand down. It’s apparently Russia’s fault that the war hasn't stopped yet.
The following is an account of the Munich Security Conference, as told by the self-proclaimed, quality media:
"Russian Prime Minister Medvedev rails against the West and his foreign minister does the same. At this rate, Syria has no chance for peace. " (Die Zeit, Carsten Luther)
"Europe is confronted with an increasingly aggressive Russia which starts fires in Eastern Ukraine and challenges the European security order. This is currently causing a new influx of Syrian refugees in the South that will soon arrive in Europe. In Munich it could be heard over and over again, how Russia has weaponized migration to destabilize the continent. " (Die Welt, Clemens Wergin, US correspondent)
"The politicians of foreign policy and security who were gathered at the Munich Security Conference saw a Russian Premier, who embodied the spirit of President Putin: the way he talked in rapid bursts that drove the translator to the point of desperation, the barrage of accusations, firing off sentences like gunfire — the manner in which Medvedev delivered his speech, with its harsh rhetoric and its short-winded, inarticulate allegations, was very reminiscent of the Kremlin leader." (Der Spiegel, Christiane Hoffmann)
Was there anything more? Oh, you bet. Amnesty International Secretary General, Salil Shetty, claims that many violations of human rights were being committed "using arms provided by western powers." The Wirtschaftsblatt and the Wiener Zeitung are two Austrian newspapers that reported this. Are they allowed to? Okay, Austria doesn’t belong to NATO.
Anything else? The former chairman of Germany's Leftist Party, Oskar Lafontaine, reminded everybody on his Facebook page, that “the CIA is guiding the pen of many German journalists.” He contintues:
“However, if the decades of carnage in the Middle East can be reduced to nothing but Assad's barrel bomb and Putin and Russia’s bombing of Aleppo, then it shows that the propagandists of the ‘Western community of values’ have once again done a great job.”
It starts with Kerry and ends with Kerry. Oskar Lafontaine found a Kerry-quote:
“If I am President, we will embark on a historic effort to create alternative fuels and the vehicles of the future - to make this country energy independent of Mideast oil within ten years. So our sons and daughters will never have to fight and die for it.” (John F. Kerry, February 27, 2004)
That’s a monstrous assertion that the man put forth there. But why should journalists be interested in such bygone chitchat? Hey, maybe the quote didn't come from Kerry at all, but from a Russian foreign minister? THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME!
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