29/01/2015 by Don Quijones
This is the fourth time in the last two years that RGBS has featured John Pilger’s must-watch documentary The War You Don’t See (hence apologies to readers who have already seen it). The first time was in Autumn 2013, at the height of the West’s concerted misinformation campaign aimed at convincing the world of the need for NATO intervention in the Syrian civil war.
The second time was during the Spring of 2014, when rising tensions in Ukraine were being exploited by the West to paint Russia as the new evil empire and to demonise its strong-arm leader Vladimir Putin — the man who almost single-handedly thwarted the West’s efforts to expand the war in Syria. As I wrote at the time, the readings on the bullshit counter were quite literally off the scale as every possible underhand attempt was made to neutralise Russia as a threat to the U.S.’s imperial designs.
The third screening was in July last year, when Israel decided to send ground troops into Gaza for the first time since January 2009. As if that were not enough, Iraq once again descended into a pit of largely U.S. instigated chaos and Ukraine was teetering on the verge of all-out civil (and of course, proxy) war. By las last year, one thing had become exceedingly clear: war was once again the global growth industry.
This fledgling year has already begun with military escalation on a broad range of fronts, including the collapse of the ceasefire in Ukraine, a coup d’état in Yemen, renewed Western “interest” in Syria and Israel’s attack against Hizbollah on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights — all in the name of grabbing oil for a company led by Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch and Jacob Rothschild; it’s hard to imagine a more evil executive board!
That said, there is always reason for hope, even in the darkest hours. Most importantly, for the first time ever information is now truly global and can no longer be controlled at its source. As a result, more and more people are gradually awakening to the stark reality that when it comes to infringing the sovereignty of independent nations, unseating governments and committing crimes against humanity, no nation on Earth — not Russia, nor China — comes even close to the United States (and, of course, its lapdog NATO).
It’s time for us all to open our eyes to the war we don’t see.