STORY OF THE FIRST RUSSIAN “FEMINISTS”: WOMEN OF THE “DEATH BATTALION” (1917)

On this month in history… July 1917

THE FIRST RUSSIAN “FEMINISTS”

DDy0IaXWsAAsF9g100 years ago this month, 2,000 Russian women volunteered to fight for their country. 300 passed the basic training. On July 21, 1917, the 170 women under the command of Maria Bochkaryeva (right), repulsed 14 German attacks in 3 days on the territory of today’s Belarus.

30 of them were killed, 70 wounded, including the commander. That’s how they earned the nickname the “death battalion.”

Of the 300 Russian women who passed the basic training and received their military banner on July 4, 1917 in a ceremony at Saint Isaacs Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, 70 never came back. More than 100 were wounded.

That’s the Russian version of FEMINISM and equality between men and women. Fighting for their country.


THE AMERICAN FEMINISTS

Now, with that as a preamble, take a look at these pictures of some of the leading American feminists. And then answer the question: “Do you see any of these women fighting for their country?”

“That’s a joke, right?” you might think. “A trick question.”

I know. It seems that way. For, it would be indeed absurd to imagine the likes of Whoopi Goldberg or Hillary Clinton or Oprah or some these other Hollywood stars, taking up arms and fighting for America. Most of them are too busy trying to emasculate the men, and fight for the gay, lesbian and transgender rights. And for women in politics. So they could all together lord over men.

And they do it by wagging their tongues as talking heads on TV, of course, not arms.

And they are not even being original at that. Like the early feminist Gloria Steinem, for example. At least she took some chances by spying for the CIA.

“WOMEN’S LIB” FUNDED BY NEW WORLD ORDER, ROCKEFELLERS

Did you know, by the way, that the “women’s lib” was actually funded by the New World Order chieftains, such as the Rockefellers?

Yep. The Truth in Media wrote about that 2.5 years ago. See NEW WORLD ORDER’S WAR ON AMERICAN FAMILY,, Jan 2, 2015 -p http://wp.me/p3QU1S-LO.

With so many women around the world already in high political offices, why do you think women desire (political) power?

They don’t. Women already have more power than men and always have. Because they are in charge of CREATION. And LIFE PRESERVATION. That’s the natural order of things which the New World Order elite are trying to change. They want women to be like men.

Why?

“The world we know today, the world being propagated by the powers that be of the New World Order – it is the world of constant conflict and warfare… between the nations and tribes and between the genders.”

But why would women want to be like that? Why would they want to be tougher than men? “History is littered with millions of corpses that male ambition, greed and quest for power has left behind,” I wrote in this Aug 2016 editorial, WOMEN AND POWER: ATTRACTION CONCEIVED BY THE DEVIL (i.e., NWO) – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1Fn.

Check it out. You will find many more fascinating facts about how and why the New World Order invented and funded feminism.


RUSSIAN WOMEN BECAME HEROES BECAUSE MEN WERE DESERTING

Now back to that Russian WW I story. The 2,000 Russian women who volunteered to fight the Germans did not do that because they were natural born heroins. They did it because by the summer of 1917, the Russian army was demoralized and headless.

The Tsar had been deposed. The Kerensky government was floundering. Men were deserting en masse.  So they decided to take up arms hoping this would inspire the men to do the same and keep on fighting.

It did not work, partly due to communist agitators who were trying to get the Russian soldiers to desert. So that the Bolsheviks could overthrow the government and take over. The seeds of the revolution, which was yet to come three months later, were being planted the summer of 1917.

So these Russian women-soldiers fought under most difficult circumstance, without any fanfare or parades, with the sole goal of protecting their motherland. And that is a mark of a true hero.

Slava im! (“Glory to them!”)

MYSTERY OF MARIA’S LIFE AND DEATH: WAS SHE REALLY EXECUTED?

The story of the first Russian female battalion commander Maria Bochkaryeva is quite fascinating. It would certainly make a great movie. Alas, Hollywood is not interested in Russian heroes. The Russians are always the bogeys in La La Land productions. So let me share with the gist of her life and death…

Maria was born into a peasant family in Imperial Russia in 1889.  Her life started off miserably. She was sent to work at the age of eight, received regular beatings, was a victim of sexual assault, and was physically abused by the men in her life, including her father and husband.

When the war with Germany and Austria-Hungary broke out in 1914, she decided to leave her past behind and become a soldier.

I cut off my hair, dressed in men’s clothes, and provided myself with two loaves of bread,” Bochkareva recalls in her memoirs, written down by bilingual American journalist Isaac Don Levine in 1918.

Not surprisingly, she was denied entry into the Imperial Army because she was a woman and was advised to try herself out as a sister of mercy.

Undaunted, Maria sent a telegram appealing directly to Tsar Nicholas II. To everyone’s astonishment, she received a positive answer.

In November 1914, she joined the 25th Tomsk Reserve Battalion of the Imperial Russian Army where gradually she grew to be admired and respected by her fellow soldiers.

In 1917, after the February Revolution that toppled the monarchy, War Minister Alexander Kerensky approached Maria with the idea of forming Russia’s first female battalion.

After the Bolsheviks came to power in the October of 1917, Bochkareva fled to the United States via Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East (like another “Dr Zhivago” script).

There she was received in the White House by the President Woodrow Wilson, who was said to have been moved by her story.

She returned to Russia in 1918 to continue her fight against the Bolsheviks. But she was arrested and sentenced to death. The execution was to be carried out on May 16, 1920.

However, when Maria was rehabilitated in 1992, no statement of the execution was found in the communist archives. Her biographer, Sergey Drokov, believes she was never shot, but was saved by journalist Isaac Don Levine, who was in Russia at that time, seeking (in vain) a meeting with Lenin.

And so the mystery of Maria’s life will live on forever (see https://on.rt.com/8if4).

Here’s are links to two stories at RT.COM which describe their plight and heroism.

Russian soldier Maria’s war against Germany & sexism – https://on.rt.com/8if4

Female death battalions: Russian Wonder Women of 1917 – https://on.rt.com/8gz9

 

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ALSO SEE…

WOMEN AND POWER: ATTRACTION CONCEIVED BY THE DEVIL (i.e., NWO)

Conservative leadership bidFrom left to right – TOP: Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka), Merkel (Germany), Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma-Myanmar), Sturgeon (Scotland), May (UK), Rousseff (Brazil) – BOTTOM: Gandhi (India), Foster (N. Ireland), Grybauskaite (Lithuania), Hasina (Bangladesh), Thatcher (UK), Chinchilla (Chile), Kirchner (Argentina)

WHY DO WOMEN DESIRE POWER?

And What Does the Spirit Realm Think of That Craving…

Women have come a long way in politics since they won the right to vote on this very day 96 years ago – Aug 18, 1920 (19th Amendment). Today, 104 or 19% of our congressional representatives are female. Twenty women are currently in the Senate (20%).

Some say that’s not enough especially compared to women in power elsewhere in the world (see the map).  Others look at the likes of Hillary Clinton and say, “who’d want more of that kind of women in power?”

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Women trying to take power from men? That’s a silly notion. Women already have more power than men from birth. Because they are in charge of birthing (creation). [ALTZAR – based on Spirit realm Mystery School teachings for shamans, July 2008]

WHY ARE THERE NOT MORE WOMEN IN POSITIONS OF POWER?

So why are there not more women in powerful positions? Opinions vary greatly depending on the gender.  But both men and women agree that women and men would make equally good political leaders.

About three-quarters (73%) of women said it’s easier for men to get elected to high political office, while 58% of men agreed. And 38% of women said that having more women in top political or business leadership positions would improve the quality of life for all women “a lot.” Only half as many men (19%) agreed.

There were similar differences by political party on this question, with more than twice as many Democrats (39%) as Republicans (17%) saying that having more women in high political office would improve the lives of women, while independents (28%) ranked in the middle.

For the most part, Americans – including similar shares of men (74%) and women (76%) – said in a 2014 Pew Research Center survey that women and men make equally good political leaders.

When it comes to essential traits of a leader, both men and women saw women as being more compassionate and better organized than men, and saw men as being more ambitious and decisive in risk taking than women. For most leadership traits, an even higher share said that both genders possess them equally.

So there is really nothing stopping women from getting to higher positions of power other than themselves. Just like men.  One has to fight to get ahead. If that’s what leadership is about.

WHY DO WOMEN DESIRE POWER?

One question that all these gender leadership surveys did not ask is – WHY DO WOMEN DESIRE POWER?

One does not need to ask that question about men. History is littered with millions of corpses that male ambition, greed and quest for power has left behind.

But why would women want to be like that? Why would they want to be tougher than men? Those are the questions I have often asked myself and never quite been able to come up with a clear answer.

That’s because the first and the most important role of any woman is to CREATE LIFE. Not to destroy it.

When I was as an Inca shaman attending “Mystery Schools” in the High Andes run by the Apus, the Mountain Spirits (angels) and Santa Tierras (female spirits) themselves, some of the angels said that women’s main role is that of Creation of the New Breed of Man (see Conversations with Mountain Spirits, July 2008 – http://altzar.org/Spiritual/Peru_Notes_2008.html).

“In answer to a request from a woman in our group, the female earth spirit (Santa Tierra?) said that the women don’t need a blessing because they have been given the “power of creation.”  “You are responsible for creating a new breed of man,” she added.

“But what about women who are not mothers?” another woman asked from a back row.

“All women are mothers,” the female spirit retorted without hesitation, as if anticipating the question.  “You give birth to luminous ideas,” she added, pointing out to Mother Theresa as a case in point.

“And what about us?” (men), I asked.

“You don’t need the blessing, either,” Santa Tierra replied.  “You have the intelligence from the celestial sources with which to lead mankind as decision makers.” (The feminists may take note of that answer, unless, of course, they think they are smarter than the Creator’s spirits).

To summarize the Spirit message:

  • Women are responsible for the creation of a new breed of man in the Age of Aquarius
  • All women are mothers, even those without children – because they all give birth to luminous ideas
  • Men receive the intelligence from the celestial sources to lead mankind as decision makers

To me, this is all straightforward and clear cut. But when I look around at the reality in the physical world that men and women of the New World Order are trying to create, I see nothing but contradictions and conflicts.

Women trying to take power from men? That’s a silly notion. Women already have more power than men from birth.Because they are in charge of birthing (creation). [ALTZAR – based on Spirit realm Mystery School teachings for shamans, July 2008]

So you see now why I have been confused all this years? Given the natural order of things according to the spirit realm, I don’t understand why women pushing and shoving like men trying to to take the place of men in the order of Creation, instead of focusing on their own primary job – Creation itself?

One thing is for sure – the world we know today, the world being propagated by the powers that be of the New World Order – it is the world of constant conflict and warfare… between the nations and tribes and between the genders.

PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE – that was the New World Order motto I coined more than 20 years ago when I first discerned this.

Only a devil or his emissary could have devised something like that. You saw from our discussions with the Spirit realm, the angels – the Apus and Santa Tierras – male and female spirits – are both opposed to it. It is not their world we are creating by our silence and acquiescence. It is the work of the devil.

And it is no accident. This is all by design (see New World Order’s War on American Family & Social Order, Jan 2015):

The New World Order social agenda is:

* Defeminize the female, emasculate the male

* Destroy the American family by sending women into the work force

* Brainwash children to become obedient dolts and shopping automats as adults 

 * … then tax and rule the world

In the 1960´s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order (see Rense and New World Order’s War on American Family & Social Order, Jan 2015, Truth in Media)

So knowing that we are deliberately being led into a disaster by the power that be with their feminist agenda, and that it runs directly opposite to the order of things seen by the Spirit realm, who do we follow – the NWO leaders or our Spirit guides?

 

HOW TO VOTE WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE CANDIDATE?

Well, that’s a million-dollar question, isn’t it? And I don’t have a perfect answer for it, either. But I will tell you what I used to do over the decades of voting.

If I didn’t know the person on the ballot, I would go by the following criteria:

  • ANYBODY but a Democrat or a Republican (because they all work for the same bosses)
  • A NEWCOMER rather than an INCUMBENT (because long tenure in elected offices breeds corruption)
  • A WOMAN rather than a MAN (because a woman is more likely to use love and compassion in her decisions; and because women had been prejudiced against in politics; lest we forget, they only won the right to vote on Aug 18, 1920; and because I have two daughters 🙂 )

That’s the way I have been voting, or not voting, more or less for decades.

Did I ever regret doing so? No. Not once.

But now, with the likes of Hillary running for president, I am ready for an amendment.

After seeing so many women get into politics only to acquire the ugliest of the “manly” qualities – aggression, greed, lying and cheating, subservience to money and power, egotism – and trying to outdo men in their quest for power, I say – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

The women the New World Order is fielding to lead us are leading us into a disaster as bad or worse than the generations of men who had preceded them. And this is all by design (see New World Order’s War on American Family & Social Order, Jan 2015):

The New World Order social agenda is:

* Defeminize the female, emasculate the male

* Destroy the American family by sending women into the work force

* Brainwash children to become obedient dolts and shopping automats as adults 

 * … then tax and rule the world

We don’t any more Margaret Thatcher’s, Hillary Clinton’s, Eleanor Roosevelt’s, Angela Merkel’s or Kathleen Kane’s to mention some than we need a hole in our head.

We don’t need women who are out to prove they have bigger cojones than the men. We need women who are nurturers, healers and caretakers of the world broken by the millennia of male-instigated warfare and power plays.

We also don’t need women who looked like that armored police warrior. We need women who look like that gal next to her whose power is not in the gun but in her heart.

So no more auto-feminine votes for me, unless I know and trust the woman on the ballot.

THE CASE OF KATHLEEN KANE

Top Law Enforcement Official in Pennsylvania Who Thought She Was Above the Law

Okay, so we know about Margaret, Eleanor, Hillary and Angela. But who the heck is Kathleen Kane?

Well, she is another one of these power-intoxicated women who thought she was above the law.  Until she got caught – today – Aug 16, 2016.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was forced to resign hours after she was found guilty of nine criminal charges, including two felony perjury counts.

Kane, who was elected in 2012, was accused of leaking information to the media about a 2009 grand jury probe as a way to get back at Frank Fina, a political rival and former state prosecutor.

Kane, 50, faces up to seven years in prison on each of the felony perjury charges. Under state law, she was required to resign by the day of her sentencing, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“It seemed we had somebody who felt she was above the law,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told reporters outside the courtroom after the verdict was delivered. “This was about the defendant going before a grand jury in Montgomery County and lying to that grand jury. The evidence was overwhelming in that regard.”

ALTZAR: Can you think of another woman in government who thought she was above the law? If not, here’s a clue… That woman’s husband also lied under oath twice when he was President.
“Bill Clinton lied under oath in his civil case when he denied a sexual affair, a sexual relationship, or sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. 2. President Clinton lied under oath to the grand jury about his sexual relationship with Ms. Lewinsky.”
And this woman is now trying to lie and cheat her way to the highest office in the land, while he is basking in limelight again trying to help her do it.
Above the law? Some people seem to be. Let us hope not for long.
Check out this excerpt from the Truth in Media Jan 2, 2015 editorial… (http://wp.me/p3QU1S-LO).

New World Order’s War on American Family & Social Order

For millennia, mothers and grandmothers were the cornerstone of our social order. They nurtured the children and held the family together while men went off to wars, or to hunt, fish or work the land. They were their children’s first teachers. They held the moral compass for the whole family.

Now, what happens to a house when you knock out the cornerstones? It starts to creak and crack, right? Eventually, the whole thins collapses.

That’s what has been happening in America during the last half a century since the “women’s lib” movement started (in the early 1960s).  Divorce rates are soaring. Families are splitting up. The percentage of singles is increasing.

Nine years ago, this writer published a Truth in Media editorial “When Genders Collide…” (Dec 26, 2005). It was a sequel to my Aug 1996 Washington Times column “When Cultures Collide…” The latter predicted a disintegration of the United States along ethnic lines in the next half a century.  The former talked about a destruction of the American family brought about by “women’s lib” during the last half.

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Above are some charts from that Dec 2005 editorial that reinforced the conclusion that the American family is being destroyed. And not just American. Everywhere where the New World Order dollars tread, death and destruction of traditional social orders follow.

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Nor was this some sort of a spontaneous trend. It was financed by the shadowy figures behind the New World Order. Gloria Steinem, 80, founder of MS magazine and a leading feminist in the 1960s who co-founded the Women’s Media Center aloing with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan, was forced to admit that her magazine and the women’s lib were financed in part by the CIA (see Gloria Steinem and the CIANew York Times, Feb 21, 1967).

In the 1960´s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order (Rense)

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Why Did New World Order “Elite” Finance “Women’s Lib?”

Now, why would the New World Order chieftains, like the Rockefellers, want to fund the “women’s lib” and destroy the American family?  Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 9.41.06 AM

Quoting his friend, Nick Rockefeller, a New World Order mover and shaker, Russo provides the answer: MONEY & CONTROL! What else is new in a world ruled by Greed, right?

“We could not tax half the population before ‘women’s lib’,” Rockefeller explained.

But money was only one reason. The other was even more sinister… power to control the people’s minds and deeds.

“Now we get the kids in school at an early age. We can indoctrinate the kids how to think. Which breaks up their family. The kids start looking at the State as the family.” (Nick Rockefeller)

George Orwell lives on (see 1984). Welcome to NWO Tyranny 303! (Communism was Tyranny 101, Fascism – Tyranny 202).

And to A Nation of Morons, as I put it in this Jan 2006 Washington Times column.

So to summarize…

New World Order social agenda:

* Defeminize the female, emasculate the male

* Destroy the American family by sending women into the work force

* Brainwash children to become obedient dolts and shopping automats as adults 

 * … then tax and rule the world

TURKISH COUP FAILURE: BEGINNING OF THE END OF NATO?

“Birds of a feather sing together”

NATO – R.I.P.?

The morning of Friday July 15, at the time when chaos reigned supreme throughout Turkey following a military coup during the night, and nobody knew which end was up – who was behind the coup or why – I received this email question from a nephew of mine in Belgrade, Serbia:

“What’s your take on Erdogan? Apologized to Putin, so had to be removed ?! Guess by whom? He was good while he was downing Russia’s planes, but as soon as he apologized, they got him removed. How efficient!”

At the time, I had not yet really tuned into the situation in Turkey.  Things were still in a state of flux. That’s all I knew. So I replied as follows using based only on my past geopolitical experience and analysis:

“Good logic. Sound reasoning. NATO cannot afford to let Turkey fall into Russia’s sphere of influence.”

And then, as I dug more into what was going on in Turkey, I concluded that if Erdogan prevails and the coup fails, this may be the beginning of the end for NATO. So on July 16, I published three stories on Facebook explaining why (see below – NATO – R.I.P? CARL BILDT ON TURKISH COUP SOUNDING JUST LIKE OBAMA – https://www.facebook.com/bob.djurdjevic/posts/10208116037273590).

DID RUSSIA SAVE ERDOGAN’S LIFE? LITERALLY.

Here’s a story from the Russian media (http://u-f.ru/News/society/u56/2016/07/20/229858) about how its intelligence services allegedly intercepted the communications between the coup plotters and warned the Turkish president Erdogan in time for him to leave the place in Marmora where he was vacationing.

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SOME OTHER EXPERTS NOW STARTING TO REALIZE TURKEY-RUSSIA RAPPROCHEMENT MAY SPELL THE END OF NATO

LIBERATION OF EUROPE FROM THE SHACKLES OF WASHINGTON

In the meantime, several other sources have come around to the same conclusion.

In today, Foreign Policy article titled Turkey Distances Itself From the U.S. and NATO – (https://shar.es/1Zn9mB), Rob Prince argues that very point:

“By all appearances, Turkey is starting to distance itself from Washington and NATO — the question is to what extent. To what degree will this affect the presence of one of Washington’s main military bases, Incirlik, in the southeastern corner of Turkey? It is easy for too many to forget that the United States has hydrogen and atomic bombs at Incirlik and that when there is turmoil the shadow of nuclear war is not far away. It is estimated that as many as 80 nuclear weapons, both hydrogen and atomic bombs are housed there in striking distance of most of the Middle East and southern Russia.”

And it is that very base that Erdogan had shut down in the aftermath of the coup, by cutting the power to it (see below and https://is.gd/fapEcU).

Also, in the National Interest magazine, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, a contributing editor and the incoming Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College, says, Putin May Be Turkey’s New Buddy after the Failed Coup (https://is.gd/yuM5H5). Here’s an excerpt:

“Will the coup attempt push Erdoğan closer to reaching a compromise deal with Putin on the future of Syria? Does it put the Turkish Stream project back on track, and with it, Russia’s efforts to finally rid itself of the need for Ukraine as a transit state? We’ll have a better sense of how those questions will be answered in the coming weeks.”

So as more and more experts are coming around to realizing the failed coup in Turkey may spell the beginning of the end of NATO, and the start of liberation of Europe from the shackles of Washington.

And not just Europe. Because like cancer, the U.S. military is spread far and wide around the world. The best way to fight cancer it to surgically remove it. Which is what the new Turkey-Russia alliance may start to achieve.

 

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CARL BILDT ON TURKISH COUP SOUNDING JUST LIKE OBAMA

Check out the tweet below from Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister who had been a cheerleader of the Ukrainian coup, and also a chief magistrate of the New World Order’s version of “peace” in Bosnia before that. In other words, one of the New World Order insiders from way back.

Here’s also my comment tweeted to Bryan MacDonald, a journalist who posted had reposted the Bildt tweet:

“Bildt did the same in Bosnia… smile on his face, plunging the dagger in your back. “

For Americans though, perhaps the most interesting thing about this news clip is that both Bildt and Obama used the virtually identical language to describe what happened in Turkey in the last day or so.

Obviously, this suggests a rehearsed duplicitous response by the New World Order chieftains to a faIled coup which was engineered by the CIA, using the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in Pennsylvania, as a CIA patsy, according to Wikileaks.

Speaking to a huge crowd in Istanbul on Saturday night, the nearly deposed Turkish president Erdogan demanded that the United States extradite the cleric.

“Once they hand over that head terrorist in Pennsylvania to us, everything will be clear,” he told the crowd.

ERDOGAN BECAME A LIABILITY TO U.S./NATO AFTER HIS RAPPROCHEMENT WITH RUSSIA

ALTZAR: Actually, nothing will be clear. Because the Obama administration is unlikely to extradite anyone with whom the CIA had been in cahoots.

About the only thing that seems to be clear so far that what happened in Turkey in the last 48 hours has created a huge rift in NATO.

And one more thing – the motive. Why would the U.S. want Erdogan gone?

The Turkish president had become a liability for the U.S./NATO last month when he sent a letter of apology on June 27 to Vladimir Putin for the downing of the Russian SU24 plane over Syria. Two days later, Putin telephoned Erdogan and accepted his apology.

Here’s an excerpt from a news release about that call:

“The Russian and Turkish presidents agreed to study the possibility of near-term summit meeting between them.

The conversation was conducted in a businesslike and constructive manner and was aimed at restoring the traditionally friendly nature of the multi-faceted bilateral cooperation between the two countries.”

And that, must have sounded alarm bells throughout NATO. Losing Turkey to Russia’s sphere of influence would be disastrous for NATO. That would be like removing the sacrum from a spine in human body. In other words, the whole structure would collapse.

And who knows, now after the failed coup in Turkey, God willing, it might. NATO – R.I.P.

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic, Truth in Media founder, July 16, 2016

For more, see…

OFFICIAL: Putin Accepts Erdogan’s Apology,… http://theduran.com/official-putin-accepts-erdogans-apology-ends-quarrel-turkey-russia/

Turkey foils coup attempt; president demands U.S. turn over cleric he blames for uprising – http://wpo.st/oCMm1

Bryan MacDonald tweet…

RUSSIA TODAY (RT.COM) INTERNET CHANNEL SAYS IT SUFFERED A “DDoS” ATTACK DURING TURKISH COUP
 
A massive DDoS attack was staged on the servers of the Internet service provider that provides web streaming for the RT TV channel during the coverage of Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey, briefly taking the stream offline.
 
The channel was able to resume streaming, but the servers were attacked again after some time.
 
The RT website have been targeted by a number of DDoS attacks. In September 2014, the site was subjected to the biggest DDoS attack in its history, which was repelled by its tech specialists nonetheless.
 
ALTZAR: For those who may not be familiar with RT.COM, this channel has become what the Voice of America used to be during the early years of the Cold War. RT is where millions of people around the world turn to when they want to learn the truth about what’s really going on, especially in the U.S. and the West.
 
So given that, who do you suppose would have had the strongest motive to try to silence the live streaming of the events during the coup attempt in Turkey?
 
NOTE: DDoS – Distributed Denial of Service
 
RT targeted by massive DDoS attack during attempted Turkey coup https://www.rt.com/news/351645-rt-massive-ddos-attack/?

DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

America at war with world

DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

“When you play with fire, you get burned by fire.”

“All who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

On Thursday night in Dallas, Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white DPD officers – before being killed himself by a robot bomb deployed by the Dallas police.

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“Violence begets violence.”

Fifteen years ago, the morning of 9/11, this is what I wrote in part:

“To stop anti-American terrorism, Washington must stop its own state terrorism.  Both brands of terrorism are despicable and inexcusable…. May God have mercy upon the souls of all innocent people who died today as “collateral damage” of the Clinton/Bush arrogant foreign policy.  The Washington-led New World Order has now come home to roost.  For, “all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”  (“Collateral Damage Hits Home” Truth in Media editorial published on 9/11/01)

But these warnings fell on deaf ears of the people who have usurped the U.S. government and are using our military might to wage war against the world (see the 5-part series of AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD – Sep-Nov 2015). In Part 3, I also commented about the domestic war the ruling “elite” are waging against the American people (see WAR ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Nov 3, 2015).

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night is another chapter of that war. A blowback. A government-trained killed turned on the government and started killing the Dallas police. Who, in turn, used a “weapon of mass destruction” (robot bomb) to kill him, a U.S. Army veteran. It was the first time in the history of U.S. policing that a bomb robot was used to kill an American citizen.

And that should give all of us a pause before we start to judge both sides in the Dallas tragedy. Here’s an excerpt from a story in Motherboard (Using a Bomb Robot to Kill a Suspect Is an Unprecedented Shift in Policing):

Peter W. Singer, an expert in military technology and robot warfare at the New America Foundation, tweeted that this is the first known incident of a domestic police force using a robot to kill a suspect. Singer tweeted that in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have strapped claymore mines to the $8,000 MARCbot using duct tape to turn them into jury-rigged killing devices. Singer says all indications are that the Dallas Police Department did something similar in this case—it improvised toturn a surveillance robot into a killing machine.

Improvised device or not, the concerns here mirror a debate that’s been going on for a few years now: Should law enforcement have access to armed drones, or, for that matter, weaponized robots? In 2013 Kentucky Senator Rand Paul staged a 13-hour filibuster that was focused entirely on concerns about the use of armed drones on US soil. Last year, North Dakota became the first state to legalize nonlethal, weaponized drones for its police officers.

“When domestic law enforcement officers can use force from a distance, it may become too easy for them to do so, and the inevitable result will be that these weapons are over-used,” Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union wrote in a blog post while North Dakota was considering that bill. “When officers are not physically present, their perception of a situation and their judgment about when to apply force is more likely to be flawed, non-targets are more likely to be injured, and excessive amounts of force are more likely to be applied.”

Stanley also noted that drones and other remote weapons would “increase the militarization of the police.”

The ability for police to remotely kill suspects raises due process concerns. If a shooter is holed up and alone, can they be qualified as an imminent threat to life? Are there clear protocols about when a robot can be used to engage a suspect versus when a human needs to engage him or her? When can the use of lethal force be administered remotely?”

Good questions. The kind of questions our government officials should have been asking. Instead, our pathetic president and the pretender to the throne (Hillary) are again harping for gun control. Never mind that statistics prove that there is absolutely no relationship between gun ownership and the number of murders in the U.S. (see the chart).

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Their goal is evidently to disarm the nation so they could shoot us like ducks at will.  Or blow us up with a “weapon of mass destruction” as the Dallas police did on Thursday night.

MESSAGES WRITTEN IN BLOOD

Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, who was apparently wounded in a shootout with police, wrote the letters “RB” and other markings in his own blood. The investigators are trying to decipher their meaning by looking through evidence from Johnson’s suburban Dallas home. This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the sniper slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas Thursday night, July 7, 2016, during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. An Army veteran, Johnson tried to take refuge in a parking garage and exchanged gunfire with police, who later killed him with a robot-delivered bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. (Facebook via AP)

Whatever they find, or think they have found, will be of little consequence. The credibility of the U.S. police is at an all-time low. The only way to start to regain it is to renounce violence, and abandon the use of the “weapons of mass destruction,” like that robot bomb.

And a global scale, the only to win the “war on terror” is for the U.S. government to stop acting as the world’s biggest terrorist, and bring our troops back home. Which is the same message I broadcast to the world the morning of 9/11.

Fifteen years later, we have ample additional evidence of the futility of violence. As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

POLICE KILLINGS SOAR IN RECENT YEARS AS OFFICER FATALITIES DECLINE

Meanwhile, if you ignore the partisan rhetoric and let the facts speak for themselves, the first two charts tell the real story about what’s going on in our country.

Considering the widespread militarization of the police, no wonder the police killings are going through the roof as the police fatalities are declining.

That’s something this writer earned about in Dec 2014 – see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014 – https://truthinmediablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/on-police-militarization-in-america/

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night was an escalation of an already alarming trend – a pushback against the police killings across the country.

As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

Meanwhile, police killings soar in recent years, as officer fatalities decline

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Also see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014.

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Also see, Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.’s greed (May 1997), DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Dumbing Down of America, Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS(May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), Dumbing Down of America (Mar 2013), etc.

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UPDATE JULY 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE BLOWBACK II: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

Or Did He? Some Facts in Official Stories Don’t Add Up

“On Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Gavin Long, a black U.S. Marine veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white police officers – before being killed himself by Baton Rouge police – on his 29th birthday.”

The preceding was the lead to the Truth in Media editorial “DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE” (http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1vb). I only changed the names, places and the dates. What happened in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning was a virtual replay of an assault on Dallas police on Thursday a week earlier. Blowback II.

That’s at least what one would have to conclude reading our government and lamestream media dispatches. They are all painting the alleged killer, Gavin Long, as an anti-police vigilante. And it all sounds quite plausible. The man had virtually incriminated himself by posting incendiaries messages and videos on the internet.

SHOOTING HAD STARTED BEFORE THE POLICE ARRIVED

Except for one thing: The shooting had already started BEFORE the police arrived, according to eyewitnesses quoted by London’s Daily Mirror.

“This was not a come at police shooting,” the witness said. “There were men out here shooting at each other before police ever got here.” (see Daily Mirror UK – https://is.gd/nwcqwW).

Check out also this quote from a New Orleans newspaper:

“A gun battle between citizens in Baton Rouge was underway Sunday morning (July 17) before police officers arrived on the scene near Airline and Old Hammond highways, a witness told WAFB-TV. Brady Vancel, who was working in the area, told the television station that he heard multiple gunshots before police arrived on the scene.

After hearing the shots, Vancel said he saw one citizen lying on the ground and a second one carrying an assault rifle before he sought refuge in a home nearby. He then hear more gunshot, apparently after police arrived on the scene.” (seeThe Times-Picayune – https://is.gd/MX92u9).

So the police were RESPONDING to a “shots fired” call. They were not necessarily the target, as in Dallas.

No mention of that important fact in any of the major media reports. Why not? Because the government-media spin doctors have decided to act as a judge and a jury and condemn the only dead alleged assailant as a culprit?

The truth is sometimes murky. Especially when deliberately obfuscated by those in government who are driving the case for gun control. So keep your eyes and ears and minds open. And don’t believe everything you see in print until your heart tells you so.

MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

But seeing is believing, some say. And what you see in the picture below is yet another proof of tremendous militarization of police in this country.

Look at the heavily armed police carrying assault rifles and shotguns. Like the mafia. Only in uniform. Except this is not a movie. This is a scene from a Baton Rouge street on Sunday July 17, 2016.

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Also see…

 

LET’S END THE AMERICAN “DEMO FARCE”

THE AMERICAN “DEMO FARCE” WILL CONTINUE – IF WE KEEP VOTING FOR FALSE CHOICES PLUTOCRATS GIVE US

Almost 20 years ago, I penned a column which the WASHINGTON TIMES titled “Demo Farce and the American Century.”

In it, I wrote:

Election ’96 was a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy.”

Fast-forward to the current time frame… I could say the same, only with more emphasis:

Election 2016 is a ‘demo farce!’ The U.S. democracy IS a New World Order plutocracy.”

During the last 8 years, the Democrats have given us as presidential choices a black (12% of Americans), a Jew (2% of Americans) and a crook (1% of Americans or less).

Okay, so make it two crooks if Hillary gets elected.

No wonder the mainstream Americans are angry. No wonder we are feeling disenfranchised.

The non-Hispanic whites make up 63% of the U.S. electorate. And we have no one speaking for us. Include the Hispanics (17%), and that’s 80% of us left out in the cold.

Nor is Hillary really representing the blacks. She is a phony and a liar who will say and do anything to get someone’s vote.

Take a look, for example, at how this presidential candidate handles controversy, how dismissive she is of the young black woman who challenged her two-faced view of the blacks, and how quickly the black activist was ushered out of the fundraising event at which Hillary Clinton was speaking…

YOUNG BLACK WOMAN CHALLENGES HILLARY ON RACE

No wonder people are flocking to anybody who promises a real change. Even to someone like Trump, who is a part of the less than 1% of plutocrats (see IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A ‘TROJAN HORSE?’).

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And what about the Republicans? Are they any better?

Nope. More of the same: Crooks and frauds and liars. That’s all we get from the GOP. Just like 20 years ago when I penned that “demo farce” article. Only worse now.

So what are we waiting for? For the New World Order establishment to send us a lily-white Messiah as a candidate?

That’s not going to happen. 

So we are our only hope of spiritual resurrection and liberation from fiscal and physical slavery imposed on us by a small group of evil and greedy people.

And to make sure we stay oppressed, they are giving us false choices – the candidates who are working for them while pretending to represent us.

So let us vote for anybody but a Democrat or a Republican. Or not at all.  

Otherwise, we merely give our oppressors the legitimacy they do not deserve.

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BEWARE OF NATIONS THAT FALL IN LOVE WITH THEIR LEADER

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Serbs are in love with their new leader. That’s wonderful. And dangerous. Because love is blind. (ALTZAR, July 1989)

Beware of nations that fall in love with their leader.

Why?

Because love is blind.

Hitler_speechesTake Germany in the 1930s, for example. They adored Hitler. They hung on his every word. One million Germans turned out for his May 1, 1933 speech at Templehofer Field in Berlin. They followed him without question.

And look what all that love got them. Seven million dead Germans at the end of World War II.

Or take Serbia in 1989. They also adored Milosevic. They hung on his every word. More than one million Serbs turned out for his Gazimestan speech in Kosovo on June 28, slobodan-milosevic-en-su-discurso-del-28-de-junio-de-19891989, commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. hqdefault

And look what all that love got them. Tens of thousands of Serb casualties. Hundreds of thousands of refugees. Loss of Kosovo, the cradle of the Serbian civilization. Separation of the Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia. A dismemberment of the centuries old Serbian habitats.

1280px-Serbia_in_the_Yugoslav_WarsIn other words, a disaster.

What brought on this lesson in history?

Russia. Russia is in love with its leader… Putin.

And so are many other people around the world who are disgusted with their own leaders and governments.

RUSSIA IN LOVE… WITH PUTIN

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a baby elk while visiting the Losiny Ostrov national park in Moscow, Saturday, June 5, 2010. The national park, a specially protected nature territory, is Moscow's only park where wild animals live free. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a baby elk while visiting the Losiny Ostrov national park in Moscow, Saturday, June 5, 2010. The national park, a specially protected nature territory, is Moscow’s only park where wild animals live free. 

For the last several months, I have been observing an increased popularity of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, both at home and abroad. In Russia, his approval rating had reached nearly 90% even before his decision to commit Russia’s armed forces against ISIS in Syria.

PERSONALITY CULT

On Facebook, for example, the global weathervane of social status of any person or issue, there are now numerous groups and pages dedicated to Putin.

Like the Vladimir Putin Fan Club, for example, that now boasts nearly 90,000 members. Which is huge group number by Facebook group standards. The George Clooney Fan Club, for example, as 1,571 members,

The trouble is, the Putin Club is carefully censored, so that only favorable comments and articles get through.

And that – censorship – is the first telltale sign of a love gone blind. Or a dictatorship reincarnate. Because the only way we can learn and progress is through diversity of opinions.

That’s not democracy. That’s just being human. We humans have been designed to crave freedom. Which includes freedom of expression.

Just over a year ago, I published an editorial on Putin – “IS PUTIN NAIVE OR COY?, NOVEMBER 3, 2014).

Here are the two bullet-conclusions from this piece:

  • “There is no greater enemy to the mob leaders than when one of them turns rogue.” (Truth in Media)
  • “That Putin is now badmouthing the club of which he used to be a member sounds more like sour grapes of a jolted lover than rebellious statesmanship” (Truth in Media)

Perhaps Putin has sobered up in a year and a month since this article was published. Perhaps he has also contemplated the lessons history can offer, such as the Hitler and Milosevic examples.

The only way we will know for sure is if he starts dismantling this hero-worshipping personality cult and frenzy that has gripped Russia at the present time. And also some of the rest of the world.

Should Putin do so, and should he force diversity of opinions in the Russian and global media to be freely voiced, then this writer will be also prepared to give him a nod.

But if he just sits back and enjoys his current popularity, watch out. There’ll be assassins with knives lurking in the shadows. Just as with Julius Caesar and many other popular leaders in the past.

In February 1992, during a long meeting with the then Serbian President Milosevic at his office in Belgrade two months before the Bosnian war broke out, I tried to tell him that.

“One day, you might be tried for war crimes,” I warned him.

He shrugged and smiled dismissively.

(see Milosevic: “A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma”, June 1998).

BACKGROUND AND PREFACE/EPILOGUE

I left my birthplace, the former country of Yugoslavia illicitly, without an exit visa. I emigrated to North America via Switzerland. I did it because I feared that, as one of the leaders of the student rebellion against the communist government in June 1968, it was just a matter of time before I were be arrested or hampered in my career. Because I left illegally, I never expected to return.

But return I did. As it turned out, my self-imposed exile lasted two decades. By 1989, communism was crumbling even in the Soviet Union.

In May 1989, I received an invitation from the Yugoslav government to attend an international business conference in Belgrade. I accepted it, reluctantly, not trusting the Milosevic communist government more than Tito’s. But now as a successful American businessman, I was welcomed back home as a prodigal son, red carpet and all.

TWENTY SIX YEARS AGO…

ALTZAR’S EDITORIAL COMMENT

July 23, 1989

SERBIA IN LOVE!

“It seems to me as if the Serbs in Yugoslavia are now living in a time capsule.  As if they are frantically trying to make up for the last 45 years of their history of which Tito’s (communist) anti-Serbian policies have deprived them…

In other words, the Serbs are in love; in love with their heritage, and in love with their new leader – (Slobodan) Milosevic. 

That’s wonderful.  And dangerous, too.  Just ask a teenage girl…

By the way, that’s also how Americans felt about George Washington after the Treaty of Paris (1783) restored our own hard-fought-for rights of which a British dictator (George III, the king) had deprived them.

Indeed, euphoria that follows liberation can be as intoxicating as the first love.  But ‘love is blind,’ as they say.  And (without intending any harm to the handicapped) – who wants to follow a blind person?

At the time (back in 1989-1990), Milosevic had a 90% approval rating in Serbia, about the same as Putin in Russia now. In fact, Milosevic was so popular in Serbia that this writer suffered the wrath of even his own family over the above editorial comments.

Thus he felt the need to explain and defend his stance in the Aug. 6, 1990 and Sep. 22, 1990 letters that follow:

ONE YEAR LATER, July 31, 1990

PHOENIX, July 31, 1990 – During the 12 months since my “Marketing of Serbia” essay was written (on July 23, 1989 – see above), I have been trying to figure out if Slobodan Milosevic was a. was a Communist masquerading as a Serbian nationalist, or a Serbian nationalist masquerading as a Communist.

After my meeting with him last January (1990), I was leaning toward the latter possibility.  But after my visit to Belgrade in June (1990), during which I saw what was billed as “the first opposition parties’ rally in 45 years” – after Milosevic’s sudden call for a referendum in late June; after his Hitler-like dissolution of the Kosovo parliament; and after his election as president of the ‘new’ Socialist Party of Serbia – I don’t think that there is much room for doubt left.  He may be a genuine Serbian nationalist. But so was Hitler – a genuine German nationalist!

In other words, Milosevic seems to be first and foremost a dictator, now masquerading as a democracy-loving socialist – so as to keep his job!

“Serbia is still led by retreads from the Communist Party who have neither moral nor practical authority to carve ‘a place under the sun,’ for our people,” agreed (the late) Dr. Milorad Draskovic of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

FIVE YEARS LATER, July 23, 1994

My reporting from Bosnia and Serbia as war correspondent, meetings with Mladic, Karadzic, betrayal by Milosevic, Serbian sanctions; one year later (1995), Bosnian Serbs start to lost the war they had in their hands in July 1993. NATO to bomb them next month and finish them off.

On Dec 14, 1995, the Dayton Peace Accord is signed in Paris, ending the Bosnian war. And kicking off the next phase of the New World Order’s war on Serbia and Milosevic.

TEN YEARS LATER, July 23, 1999

NATO attacks Serbia and bombs the country for 78 days (Mar 24 – June 6, 1999).

A year later (2000), it is the beginning of the end for Milosevic.

ELEVEN YEARS LATER, Sep 24, 2000

On 24 September 2000, Milošević was defeated in the first round In the five-man presidential race. The election was won by the opposition leader Vojislav Koštunica, who won slightly more than 50% of the vote. Milošević initially refused to acquiesce, claiming that no one had won a majority.

The Yugoslav constitution called for a runoff between the top two candidates in the event that no candidate won more than 50% of the vote. Official results put Koštunica ahead of Milošević but at under 50 percent. The internationally financed CeSID claimed otherwise, though its story changed throughout the two weeks between 24 September and 5 October.This led to mass demonstrations in Belgrade on 5 October, known as the Bulldozer Revolution.

Milošević was forced to accept this when commanders of the army who he had expected to support him had indicated that in this instance they would not, and would permit the violent overthrow of the Serbian government.[citation needed] On 6 October, Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat. Koštunica finally took office as Yugoslav president on 7 October following Milošević’s announcement.

TWELVE YEARS LATER, June 28, 2001

Milošević was arrested by Yugoslav authorities on April 1, 2001 following a 36 hour armed standoff between police and Milošević’s bodyguards at his Belgrade villa. He was sent to the Hague for prosecution of alleged war crimes on June 28, 2001, exactly 12 years after his greatest triumph – a speech at Gazimestan, Kosovo to a crowd of about one million people – commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo.

SEVENTEEN YEARS LATER – DEATH, Mar 11, 2006

Milosevic died in his cell at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal prison on Mar 11, 2006 allegedly of a heart attack. But Milosevic had complained days before that he was being poisoned.

The drug found in Milosevic’s blood both two weeks before and after his death is a powerful antibiotic known as Rifampicin, used to treat serious bacterial infections like tuberculosis, leprosy and Legionnaire’s disease. Rifampicin is known to interfere with medications Milosevic was taking for high blood pressure.

Milosevic wrote a letter, dated March 8, to the Russian government, saying that on March 7, he received a report that “an extremely strong drug” was found in his blood and that doctors were treating him wrongly to silence him. His lawyer, Mr. Tomanovic, said Mr. Milosevic feared that he was being poisoned.

Mr. Tomanovic said he had delivered this letter, accompanied by a handwritten note from Mr. Milosevic, to the Russian Embassy in The Hague on Friday morning. He was found dead the next morning (Mar 11, 2006).

On Mar 31, 2006, a United Nations investigation into the death of Slobodan Milosevic found no evidence of foul play or suicide.

Meanwhile, Milosevic was the 6th person who died at the UN War Crimes Tribunal prison at the Hague. All six were Serbs. They ranges in ages from 50 to 64.

A coincidence?

(see “Who Says There’s No Death Penalty at the Hague?” –
http://truthinmedia.org/Bulletins2006/Milosevic.html)

Peace for our time 1938 2013

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UPDATE APRIL 3, 2016

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RUSSIAN PUTIN FAN GROUP CENSORSHIP

Back in December, I published the Truth in Media editorial “BEWARE OF NATIONS THAT FALL IN LOVE WITH THEIR LEADER” – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1dZ. I cited the Vladimir Putin Fan Club as a case in point – https://www.facebook.com/groups/vladimirputinfans/.

 

This Facebook group now boasts over 94,000 members. Which is huge by FB group standards. The George Clooney Fan Club, for example, has 1,952 members,
 
The trouble is, the Putin Club is carefully censored, so that only favorable comments and articles get through.
 
How do I know that?
 
Well, this morning, I posted to this group the breaking news story about the largest leak in history of investigative journalism – A PANAMA BOMBSHELL: “MOTHER OF ALL LEAKS” – http://panamapapers.sueddeutsche.de/articles/56febff0a1bb8d3c3495adf4/
 
My post was approved by the censors and appeared on the Vladimir Putin Fan Club for awhile. But when I added the excerpt which also implicated Putin and his friends in the laundering business of dirty money, my post was taken down.
ALTZAR: This is the biggest leak in the history of investigative journalism. Yet there is not a peep about it in the U.S. media. Fear not, though. A leak of this size and kind is likely to cause a tsunami around the world of the kind that even our lamestream media cannot ignore.
 
As Edward Snowden said in a tweet a few minutes ago, “courage is contagious.” He was referring to someone inside Mossack Fonseca law firm who released the 2.6 terabytes of data about these secret deals and dirty money. – https://panamapapers.icij.org/20160403-putin-russia-offshore-network.html
 
I reposted my initial post a couple of hours later, just to test the system and make sure it was censorship and not an accidental removal. The second post was deleted just like the first one.
 
So back to my December editorial:
 
“And that – censorship – is the first telltale sign of a love gone blind. Or a dictatorship reincarnate. Because the only way we can learn and progress is through diversity of opinions.”
 
“That’s not democracy. That’s just being human. We humans have been designed to crave freedom. Which includes freedom of expression.”
 
Also see another editorial on Putin – “IS PUTIN NAIVE OR COY?, NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-yl).