How Many Lives Will The Mainstream Media Claim In The Pursuit Of Propaganda?

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How Many Lives Will The Mainstream Media Claim In The Pursuit Of Propaganda?

Written by Brian Kalman exclusively for SouthFront

Immediately following the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, it is important to take note of the role that western mainstream media played in his death. What we know at this point is that the assassin, Turkish police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, shot the Ambassador multiple times in the back, and shot him again after he collapsed to the floor. The assassination occurred in front of an audience of the press, at the official opening of an art exhibit meant to express the nuanced history of Turkish-Russian relations over the ages. The assassin’s words were immortalized in front of the cameras, and they are important to review in full:

“Allahu Akbar!”

“Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria! Don’t forget Aleppo! Don’t forget Syria!”

“You will not be safe!”

“Back up! Back up!” (directed at someone moving towards him.)

“Only death can take me away from here. Whoever has a role in this cruelty, they will pay for it one by one. They will.”

What cruelty is he alluding to? The liberation of Aleppo has alleviated the suffering of tens of thousands of civilians, and thousands of Islamic terrorists that had been subjecting them to numerous forms of heinous cruelty have been eliminated or evicted from Aleppo. The assassin is very obviously parroting the western main stream media narrative that has been decisively disproven by reporters actually on the ground in Aleppo, that the Syrian Arab Army and their allied militias are committing horrible atrocities on helpless civilians, including summary executions. We are all still waiting for proof of these atrocities.

As the mainstream media rails against the dangers of “fake news”, they have apparently been pushing a false narrative that plays right into the hands of Islamic State and their associates in Syria. This conveniently well-connected and well-placed assassin pushed the same narrative in his statements after cowardly shooting an unsuspecting senior diplomat in the back multiple times in front of a live audience. Is the western mainstream media not complicit to some degree in pushing propaganda that they know to be untrue, and that continues to insight acts of violence?

Andrey Karlov’s murder, though horribly tragic, is just one in the many hundreds of thousands of killings that the western mainstream media have colluded in. All of the usual suspects were there at the start of the Syrian conflict, pushing the U.S. establishment narrative, hoodwinking their audiences into placidly accepting the foreign policy of the Obama administration and its European and Gulf State allies whom funneled thousands of arms and thousands of Islamists into a nation they hoped to utterly destroy. Over 300,000 have perished in the resulting conflagration, and millions have been displaced. The same mainstream media packaged this Syrian refugee migration as a “good thing” for Europe

The same pattern played out in Libya, resulting in perhaps ten thousand killed, and the most prosperous nation in North Africa rendered a failed state. The main stream media showed footage of Muammar Gaddafi’s murder on television as well as a jubilant Hillary Clinton exclaiming, “We came. We saw. He died!” Ha, ha ha!

This is the same main stream media that helped sell the false narrative that Saddam Hussein was hell-bent on obtaining a nuclear bomb, reestablishing a vast chemical weapons capability and was planning on using these weapons in the near future. How many people was the real “fake news” complicit on murdering this time around? As horrible as the fact may be, we don’t even know. The mainstream media surely will never tell you. Although hard in many cases to verify, it is estimated that approximately 180,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the 2003 invasion and occupation. A National Geographic study conducted in 2013 that surveyed almost 2,000 Iraqi households, estimated total deaths at over 405,000. Almost 5,300 U.S. and Coalition troops and contractors also perished. All predicated on a great big lie, happily sold to the public by the official “fake news” propagandists.

So a brave and dedicated senior Ambassador has become the latest victim of a concerted effort by the mainstream media to pedal ‘fake news” meant to insight and promote violence. Whether this violence comes at the hands of a misguided assassin or through the acquiescence of the citizenry of Western nations to unending, criminal wars perpetrated by their governments, means little to the peddlers of this vile propaganda. When will the real “fake news” be called out for what it is? When will the propagandists be held accountable? When will the people wake up? Nazi Germany’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels once said:

 “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

The people are finally starting to see the lies for what they are and have flocked to independent media sights that are reporting a more accurate view of events. Media that presents facts without the accompanying biased commentary. Media that is free from the influence of the state or corporate influence. These independent media organizations present a counter narrative to that asserted by U.S. and Western governments and the mainstream media acting on their behalf. This truth telling is a threat, because it has allowed the people a glimpse of the truth, and the facade of lies is slowly falling away. The state has seen the obvious threat and labeled the truth-tellers “fake news”. Southfront.org has been labeled by the establishment as such, and we hold our heads high with pride.

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  • Serious

    The west is playing the “inverse strategy”. They blaimed others what they do.

    They are supporting and creating terrorism. They attacked themselfs to claim the inverse. 11/9 and other “attacks” in Europe. They attack and invade other countries using terrorism.

    They are the propagendist. That’s why they are fighting really hard the alternative medias. The truth can’t be said. The truth is to hard to handle for them. Just imagine that the world be aware of the fact that USA did 9/11. Big big repercussions.

  • paul

    The answer to the question in the headline is just one word- endless.

  • Revi

    Russian people have done irreparable damage to their own country based on such lie in 1991. Glad to see that they are realising that.

  • Spunkyhunk

    “Is the western mainstream media not complicit to some degree in pushing propaganda that they know to be untrue, and that continues to insight acts of violence?”

    INCITE, not “insight”.

    “…a concerted effort by the mainstream media to pedal ‘fake news'”

    PEDDLE, not “pedal”.

    “The people are finally starting to see the lies for what they are and have flocked to independent media sights…”

    “MEDIA SITES”, not “media sights”.

    SouthFront really needs to eliminate its ridiculous English grammar, spelling and vocabulary errors, if it wants to be taken seriously by larger numbers of English-speaking and reading people.

    In addition:

    “So a brave and dedicated senior Ambassador has become the latest victim…”

    “Brave and dedicated”, maybe…but also STUPID and NAIVE, to be walking around in public attending useless social functions in a place like Erdogan-regime Turkey, at a time like this!

    • 1691

      SF needs volunteers. You have a perfect opportunity to right the wrongs.

  • christianblood

    My only criticism for the Russian government is that they were lax
    and did not take seriously of the security of the assassinated
    ambassador in Turkey. They should not have trusted any of the Turkish
    security personnel around the ambassador. Given the current situation in
    that part of the world, that was a big no, no! Bear in mind, that as
    other parts of Islamic world, (Sunni islamic world) Turkey has millions
    of jihadist sympathizers and Turkey is also becoming more chaotic,
    unstable country which is the epicenter of international jihadist
    mercenaries that has invaded Syria so the Russians should have known
    better. Only trained Russian security personnel should have been
    responsible for the security of the ambassador and especially of the
    inner perimeter at the place where he was speaking. Right now, Russia
    should do two things: First, Russia should, with an immediate
    effect, provide Russian security specialists to all its diplomatic
    delegations in the (Sunni) Islamic world. Secondly, Russia and its
    allies in Syria should really punish, annihilate and destroy the various
    barbaric Islamic jihadist groups that are fighting in Syria now. Russia
    and Iran should send in thousands of ground troops and equipment and
    eliminate the terrorists in Syria and the sooner they do this the better
    and the saver it will be for all.

  • Douglas Houck

    Is it my imagination, or does the Turkish assassin not look jihadist, Will be very interesting to see what they can come up with, but this guy is not associated with the Al-Qaeda terrorists in east Aleppo. So what is he talking about. He had it memorized.

  • GarySpokane

    We are called deceivers for telling the truth. In a time when the bullshit is so deep that one requires wings to stay above it, it is a badge of honor to be labeled among the deceivers.