Wednesday, May 07, 2014

RT News:
“ ‘The US is to blame for the events in Ukraine as it invested $5 billion in regime change in the country, taking a more radical stance that its EU allies,’ Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s envoy to the UN, said.

‘It seems it was the Americans, who tried to push through the most radical scenario,’ Churkin said in an interview with Rossiya 24 channel. ‘They didn’t want any sort of compromise between [ousted President Viktor] Yanukovich and the opposition. And, I think, they came to the conclusion that it was time to cash in those $5 billion and handle the matter towards abrupt regime change, which, eventually, happened.’

This explains why the US, but not the European Union, took center stage when the coup resulted in legal vacuum in Kiev, he added. US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland told CNN on Monday that Washington has invested around $5 billion into supporting democracy in Ukraine since the fall of Soviet Union.“

—>The NYT never mentions Victoria Nuland’s comments about spending $5 billion in the Ukraine. Who authorized it? What was it spent on? We think RT News is censored. What about our own newspaper of record?


Common Dreams:
"Deal Welcoming US Military Into Philippines Slammed As Betrayal. Ten-year military accord announced Sunday spurs mass movements that ousted US military from permanent bases in Philippines in 1992.

The U.S. and Philippine governments have agreed on a 10-year pact to open this southeast Asian country to more U.S. troops, warships, and fighter planes, flouting the people's movements that booted the U.S. military from its permanent Philippine bases over twenty years ago.

‘We have lost too much because of the U.S. military presence in our country,’ Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson of BAYAN-USA—an alliance of Filipino organizations in the U.S, told Common Dreams. ‘The Philippines has long history of protests against militarization. The protests now are only going to grow.’ "

-->The NYT paints a different picture of how the Philippine people are responding to increased US military forces in their country. According to The NYT, there is “increased popular support for allowing the United States military to have more access.” Conveying Pentagon propaganda again.


Independent UK:
"The pictures flash up on a screen on an upper floor of the Fallujah General Hospital. And all at once, Nadhem Shokr al-Hadidi’s administration office becomes a little chamber of horrors. A baby with a hugely deformed mouth. A child with a defect of the spinal cord, material from the spine outside the body. A baby with a terrible, vast Cyclopean eye. Another baby with only half a head, stillborn like the rest, date of birth 17 June, 2009. Yet another picture flicks onto the screen: date of birth 6 July 2009, it shows a tiny child with half a right arm, no left leg, no genitalia. …

Dr Chris Busby, a visiting professor at the University of Ulster who has surveyed almost 5,000 people in Fallujah, agrees it is impossible to be specific about the cause of birth defects as well as cancers. ‘Some very major mutagenic exposure must have occurred in 2004 when the attacks happened,’ he wrote two years ago. Dr Busby’s report, compiled with Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi, says that infant mortality in Fallujah was found in 80 out of every 1,000 births, compared to 19 in Egypt, 17 in Jordan and only 9.7 in Kuwait.”

—>Now would you think The NYT would ever be interested in stories that revealed the real crimes the US committed in Iraq? It didn’t print this report from Fallujah.

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