The Avalanche – Snapshot 6 – Nov 5, ’17

Too bad that those people (click on above image/link) get the Rohingya situation wrong. They are, it appears, being duped and manipulated along with much of the rest of the world. A good (but strange) site I’ve found for information on the Rohingya situation is: Gearóid Ó Colmáin. Whoever is in charge of the site sure doesn’t care whether it gets visitors. I see no life at all. My comments have been in moderation forever. I noted in one comment I made that a previous comment I had posted had been disappeared (no ‘your comment is awaiting moderation’ msg, nothing). Then the next day, the disappeared comment was back, but still in moderation. Just kill the commenting feature for goodness sake and be done with it!

“Palestinian anti-Balfour posters banned from London transport network” by Mustafa Abu Sneineh

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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A proposed publicity campaign on London’s underground network by a group representing Palestinians in the UK to raise awareness about next month’s centenary of the Balfour declaration has been blocked by transport authorities.

The poster campaign, titled “Palestine… Make it Right”, was planned to run on prominent digital billboards at several underground stations and on buses in central London from next Monday to highlight the impact of a document considered to have paved the way for the forced expulsion of Palestinians from lands claimed by Israel in 1948.

But the Mission of Palestine, a body that represents the Palestinian government in the UK and the organiser of the campaign, said in a statement on Tuesday that Transport for London (TfL) had rejected it on the grounds that it contravened its advertising policies.
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So, What are those policies? Evidently, One could be “We will allow no information that could potentially make the world a better place for everyone.”

“North Korea Nuclear Testing Tunnel Collapse, Fears of Radiation Leaks, Will Trump Resort to “Fire and Fury” insanity?” by Felicity Arbuthnot

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Urgent warnings of a radiation leak have been issued after the collapse of a tunnel under North Korea’s 7,200 foot high Mount Mantap, under which the country tests their weapons systems.

The accident, believed to have happened on 10th October – though it only came to light on 31st October – is a disaster which is reported to have killed two hundred people. Were it anywhere else on earth it would surely be a headline tragedy, with Heads of State sending their condolences and offering assistance.

Apparently, however, the parents, sons, daughters which are the workforce of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are children of a lesser God and the ‘phone lines, emails are seemingly silent; the Eiffel Tower and Brandenburg Gate have not been lit with the nation’s colours in memory of those lost and mourned.

Dangers of radiation are the only headlines, assistance to attempt to assess and curtail it by the world’s expert bodies and institutions; hands held out in the light of a major disaster, have not been forthcoming.
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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 21, 2017, shows Saudi’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud attending a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the US president at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh. / AFP PHOTO

“Bombshell Revelation of US and Saudi Culpability in Creating ISIS Ignored by Mainstream Media – and by the Team Trump” by James George Jatras

An excerpt from the above article follows:

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Here it is, right from the horse’s mouth! Qatar’s former prime minister spills his guts about how his country worked with Saudi Arabia and Turkey under the direction of the United States – meaning then the Obama Administration – to funnel arms and money to jihad terrorists in Syria:

‘The explosive interview constitutes a high level “public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state, [including] possible support for Nusra/al-Qaeda.” … Former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, who oversaw Syria operations on behalf of Qatar until 2013,… said while acknowledging Gulf nations were arming jihadists in Syria with the approval and support of US and Turkey: “I don’t want to go into details but we have full documents about us taking charge [in Syria].” He claimed that both Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah (who reigned until his death in 2015) and the United States placed Qatar in a lead role concerning covert operations to execute the proxy war…’

Here it comes! You almost have to feel sorry for poor Hillary! The Trump team and their media supporters – starting with Fox News, which had been dancing on Hillary’s political grave all last week – will be all over this story in no time!

Except they weren’t. While [Tom] Luongo pointed to what should have happened, there was not a peep from anyone in the Administration. Nor anything on Fox. Both were as mum as the mainstream media, which predictably were as silent as the graves of the hundreds of thousands of Syrians slaughtered by the jihadists.

No fireworks, just the chirping of crickets. As I predicted at the time, the Qatari story would be totally ignored by the American mainstream media. In fact, not a single major outlet in the United States ran the story, though there were a few English-language articles in the Middle East. The only appearances in the U.S. were alternative media like Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute, Antiwar.com, and a few others, mostly bloggers picking up from Zero Hedge.
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Well, You get the idea. The author abuses rules of punctuation, and clarity, in his article, making it difficult to do attribution. He gets his material from two other sources, namely a Zero Hedge article by Tyler Durden titled “In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War” and “Qatar Comes Clean on Syria — Hillary’s Worst Birthday Ever” by Tom Luongo.

This isn’t something I’d do:
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‘The explosive interview constitutes a high level “public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state,
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That comes from this paragraph in Durden’s article. Notice how the above sentence does ‘not’ start with “The explosive interview…”:

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And according to a well-known Syria analyst and economic adviser with close contacts in the Syrian government, the explosive interview constitutes a high level “public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state,
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I think the proper way (proper punctuation when you’re quoting someone) to do that would have been like this:

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“…the explosive interview constitutes a high level “public admission to collusion and coordination between four countries to destabilize an independent state,…”
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Antiwar.com, mentioned in James Jatras’s article, may have picked this bombshell news up, but I wouldn’t trust that org further than I can throw a piano. Visit Newsbud and do a search of Antiwar.com to get an idea. The org is utterly mainstream, masquerading as progressive.

“Wall of Grief” by Paul Robinson

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

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Yesterday (30 October), Vladimir Putin attended the unveiling of the ‘Wall of Grief’, a monument erected in Moscow to the victims of communist repression. This is the third major such monument constructed in Moscow this year, the other two being the Sretenskii Monastery (about which I wrote earlier) and a memorial at the former Butovo firing range.

You might imagine that these strong signals of disapproval of communism would have some effect on how the media represents Putin and the state he leads… For the most part, Western media haven’t bothered covering the story at all…

It’s interesting to see how this works. Putin unveils a monument to Stalin’s victims, but Western reporting doesn’t focus on that, nor link it to other memorials which repudiate communism (Butovo, Sretenskii, etc), but instead uses the event as what journalists call a ‘hook’ to write a story about political repression under Putin and the Russian state’s alleged rehabilitation of Stalin.
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See my blog post titled “A Loud Whoompfing Sound.”

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One Response to The Avalanche – Snapshot 6 – Nov 5, ’17

  1. Arrby says:

    Sorry about the hack folks. I am not tech savvy and I don’t have smart friends around who can figure this out for me. I’ve post on the WordPress forum, under Support, so hopefully someone will show me what I can do to turn off the lewd ‘About’. When I do get rid of of it, here’s what it looked like: hack

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