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German Left Party Leader: German Journos Getting Their Orders From CIA

Oskar LaFontaine, of Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) says there is no question who is in charge of Germany's media


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Originally Appeared at MM News. Translated from the German by Susan Neumann


Oskar Lafontaine is accusing German journalists of getting instructions from US intelligence services. "It should already be a known fact that the CIA is guiding the pen of many German journalists." The former Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) makes reference to the reporting on Syria.

From Oskar Lafontaine's Facebook page:

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," said the old cynic, Winston Churchill. When you see and hear what is being reported in the German media about the wars in the Middle East, then Churchill's statement is vindicated.

It should already be a known fact that the CIA is guiding the pen of many German journalists. Putin is of course trying to counter this. 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.

Now, there’s again talk of the Syrian torture chambers. It’s completely forgotten "how closely Foreign Affairs Minister [Frank-Walter] Steinmeier and BND-President Uhrlau [German Federal Intelligence Service] cooperated with the regime in Damascus - even at the expense of human rights" (Stern Magazine, 03.13.2008). Former BND chief Uhrlau commented on the collaboration as follows: "There have always existed other basic legal standards for Syria. It was not an easy partner to deal with.”

The "Western community of values” stands for double standards. The wars over raw materials and weapons markets of the US-led "Coalition of the Willing" are simply fights for freedom, democracy, and women's rights.

Only once in a while does the truth come out: “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)

When the Russians drop a bomb, it's a crime; whereas for the “Western community of values," it’s just unfortunate "collateral damage," such as the 1.3 million deaths in recent years ("International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War").
 
The "Western community of values" was understood by George Orwell: “—if all records told the same tale— then the lie passed into history and became truth.”
 


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