Watching my once-precious CBC (Canada’s budget-browbeaten public broadcaster) line up with CNN and Fox on the “disproportionate evil” of Vladimir Putin compared to Obama or Cheney or Bush or Clinton or Truman or Reagan or Cameron or Harper… or… makes me want to spit.
Instead, this more venomous response:
1945: Here, just three lies listed by John Pilger – there were more. There are always more…
1. “No radioactivity in Hiroshima ruin” said the front page of the New York Times
2. The atomic bomb was dropped “to end the war in the Pacific and save lives.”
3. Prior to bombing Hiroshima “the Japanese were not suing for peace.”
1953 – 2013 – The CIA was “not involved” in the coup that put the Shah in power. Took 60 years for them to ‘fess up.
1980: USS Vincennes shoots down an Iranian passenger Airbus 300 – Iran Air Flight 655. There were 290 deaths – sound familiar? The US lied about their carrier being in Iranian waters and that they mistook an Airbus for a jet fighter 1/3 the size. Commanding Officer Captain William C. Rogers III was decorated in 1982.
1985-1987: Iran Contra Affair – see Nicaragua below.
2005-Present: G.W. Bush authorized “black ops” against the government of Iran. They appear to finance and assist terrorist groups trying to destabilize Iran.
1954: The CIA was “not behind” the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala led by Jacobo Árbenz Continue reading