WATCH: Syrian delegate Bashar Jaafari at the UNSC after ceasefire resolution Feb 24

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Dr Bashar Jaafari, Syrian representative at the UN, responding to the UNSC resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria on February 24. His dignity, professionalism and intelligence may seem by many to be in stark contrast to the disgraceful and classless conduct of the UK and US delegates.


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“Russian Hacking”, a dangerous delusion

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by Kit

The author is Yale professor. Yes, seriously.

The Guardian published this short editorial today, its headline reads:

America lost a cyberwar to Russia in 2016. When will we have truth?

Refuting the stale claims repeated in the headline, and expanded upon in the prose, is but the work of a moment. Hitchens’ razor states that any claim made without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. A Yale professor should know that. Therefore the refutation of the claim “Russia hacked the election” can be made in three simple words: No, they didn’t.

Job done. I consider the article dealt with. But now we have to deal with the undertone. Now we have deal with why this article is scary.

The scary part of this article isn’t the war-like talk about Russia.

The scary part isn’t that this seemingly delusional man is apparently a professor at one of the most…

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WATCH: The White Helmets are a propaganda construct

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Founded by a UK mercenary, funded by NATO and EU governments, promoted by a complacent media too hubristic or too atrophied to recognise what they are being paid to shill for, the “White Helmets” may go down as one of the most egregious deceptions in the history of western imperialism. James Corbett looks at the truth behind the lies

TRANSCRIPT:

In November 2017, journalist Vanessa Beeley gave a groundbreaking presentation to the Swiss Press Club in Geneva on the so-called “Syria Civil Defence” (better known as the “White Helmets”), which bills itself as an impartial group of volunteer search and rescue workers working “to save lives and strengthen communities in Syria.” In her presentation, Beeley demonstrated the connections between this supposedly “neutral” organization, recognized terrorist groups operating in Syria, and the UK government.

VANESSA BEELEY: During my time working in East Aleppo, it was clear that the councils were working…

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