Internet intelligence firm Renesys reported on its blog that starting at 3:35 UTC yesterday, approximately two-thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet. The networks that are not reachable include, substantially, all of the prefixes reserved for SyriaTel’s 3G mobile data networks, and smaller downstream ISPs.
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No Corporation or Media mogul has had as much impact on the corruption and manipulation of minds, opinions, and attitudes in the U.S. and abroad than Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and Fox News Channel in particular.
US funding BBC means buying influence and assuring US propaganda an influential global outlet, complementing America’s mainstream media and other Western conduits, delivering managed, not real, news and information.
There is no doubt that Julian Assange and Bradley Manning suffering constitutes a message that if you inform the public of what the United States government is doing, our police and intelligence agencies will track you down and turn your life into hell.
What does the reference to “alternative” media mean? It refers to newspapers, magazines, radio or television that cover news that doesn’t get reported or is under-reported in the mainstream media.
A number of reliable alternative sites include news and commentary related to international issues as well as accurate and fair perspectives on the Middle East.
They ought to be after Assange for giving governments reasons for censorship – just the opposite effect of the transparency he presumably wanted to promote.
But readers of the two leading US newspapers never learned key facts about the document. According to Porter, WikiLeaks revealed how the press has been complicit in cover-ups by the government.
That alone should justify WikiLeaks’ efforts to expose cover-ups and promote transparency – even in the press.
We all live lives that are relatively local and, in terms of an understanding of outside (foreign) events, we rely on the reports of others. That means, except for our immediate experience, our realities are heavily influenced by our media environment. That environment might entail serious and objective research or it may consist of daily doses of Fox TV. In either case that, in part, is how the universe inside our heads comes about and it, in turn, motivates our behavior. The whole process can bring us down to earth or send us into the realm of fantasy.
A State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week that discussing WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger their employment prospects.
The official, a former student of the school, called the career services office of his alma mater to advise students not to post links to WikiLeaks documents, nor to make comments on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as “engaging in these activities would call into question [a student's] ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government,” he was quoted as saying in an e-mail sent to students by the career services office on Tuesday.
“After its own redactions, The Times sent Obama administration officials the cables it planned to post and invited them to challenge publication of any information that, in the official view, would harm the national interest (again reveal America’s true agenda – global imperial destructiveness). After reviewing the cables, (officials) suggested additional redactions. The Times agreed to some, but not all.”
The Times said it will post only about 100 cables, some redacted, others in full, “that illuminate aspects of American foreign policy,” but will follow White House instructions in do doing.
THE PHONY PRESS, SEX, SIN AND WAR By Gordon Duff* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz President Ahmadinejad of Iran has asked for a UN investigation of 9/11. For this, he has been branded a “wingnut” and “evildoer” by the American press. However, the 9/11 Commission itself asked for a criminal investigation, saying it uncovered a [...]
Taxpayers Funding Israeli Database Of American Citizens By Gordon Duff* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Did you know that attending a meeting to organize a bake sale for new band uniforms can put you on a terrorist watch list? You don’t have to join a peace group or protest oil drilling to be considered dangerous. [...]
Decmocracy Now! Interview With John Pilger: John Pilger, award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He began his career in journalism nearly half a century ago and has written close to a dozen books and made over fifty documentaries. He lives in London but is in the United States working on a forthcoming documentary about what [...]
By Maidhc Ó Cathail* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz It would be hard to think of anyone who has done more to undermine American freedoms than Joseph Lieberman. Since 9/11, the Independent senator from Connecticut has introduced a raft of legislation in the name of the “global war on terror” which has steadily eroded constitutional [...]
AMERICA is still embarrassed by the infamous McCarthy Hearings which ruined the lives of thousands of innocents during the Fifties. Anyone then, suspected of being linked to communism was arrested, interrogated and either imprisoned or forced to give names of others suspected of communist tendencies. And so the fear and intimidation spread like a great [...]
Why conceal the fact that the Shin Bet has a “hit list” and gives license to its commando units to carry out field executions? Anat Kam is finding out the price of speaking truth to power. By Gila Svirsky* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz This story is a testament to the Internet. And to Anat [...]
By Mohamed Khodr* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz “We sent thee not, O! Muhammad, save as a mercy to all the people. Say, O! Muhammad: “It has but been revealed unto me that your God is the One and Only God: will you, then, surrender yourselves unto Him?” (Qur’an: 21: 107-108) There is only one [...]
By Alison Weir* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Recent exposés revealing that Ethan Bronner, the New York Times Israel-Palestine bureau chief, has a son in the Israeli military have caused a storm of controversy that continues to swirl and generate further revelations. Many people find such a sign of family partisanship in an editor covering [...]
By: Anthony Lawson | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Demonstrating that the continued attacks being made on Iran, by presidents, prime ministers and the mass media, are smokescreens for the real danger to world peace: Israel and more lies about weapons of mass destruction. Commentators from the mainstream media accept just about anything that is fed [...]
Ethan Bronner’s Conflict With Impartiality Ethan Bronner is the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. As such, he is the editor responsible for all the news coming out of Iasrael-Palestine. Iact is his job to decide what gets reported and what doesn’t; what goes in a story and what gets cut. To a considerable degree, [...]
By Phillip Marlowe | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz You know, when I sit down here and decide to pound out a blog posting, I always start thinking about what kind of image I’ll end up using to illustrate what I’m trying to say. I think it’s important since it gets people’s attention and makes them [...]
Why doesn’t the US Embassy in Beirut ‘get it’? By Franklin Lamb* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz It is being reported in Beirut this morning that at exactly 3 a.m. Beirut time, a supporter of the National Lebanese Resistance led by Hezbollah, on duty above the Mediterranean coastal town of Saadyat, between Damour and Saida [...]
By Stuart Littlewood* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Its mission statement says: “Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest.” However, people are complaining bitterly to the BBC about its pro-Israel stance when reporting on the situation in the Holy Land. Once renowned as the benchmark for fairness and accuracy, [...]
By Franklin Lamb* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Part II: Israel and H.R. 2278 vs. Lebanon’s Al Manar TV et al. (Part I here!) “Al Manar is being singled out by the US Israel lobby precisely because it excels as a responsible TV channel that demands and applies the highest industry standards and because Israeli [...]
By Franklin Lamb* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Part I: Targeting Lebanon’s Al Manar “Regarding Al Manar it’s personal for Israel. The reason is that Al Manar did to the Israeli government propaganda machine during and following the July 2006 war what Hezbollah fighters did to Israeli troops. Al Manar kicked butt. That station must [...]
At Last! BBC NEWS coverage of the Viva Palestina Convoy: 13 days into the journey and the BBC has yet to cover the 200+ vehicle Viva Palestina Convoy that is travelling with aid from London to Gaza. With massive media coverage in Greece, Turkey and around the World the UK Media should be ashamed of [...]
By Paul J. Balles* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Two disturbing news items: The first, a Haaretz column (29 November 2009) on a “Senate report: U.S. decided to let bin Laden slip through their fingers. According to the report, US could have captured or killed bin Laden shortly after 11 September 2001 attacks.” Charles Cooper, [...]
Lawful Treason? By Jeff Gates* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Winning wars in the Information Age largely depends on winning the battle for public opinion. Thus the opinion-shaping role of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) when it attacked a high profile California professor for his criticism of Israeli policy in Palestine. That ADL intimidation campaign successfully [...]
By Mohamed Khodr * Zimbabwe expels U.N. rights investigator (Washington Post, October 29, 2009) Zimbabwe Deports U.N. Investigator (New York Times, October 29, 2009) Zimbabwe Deports U.N. Investigator (Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2009) BUT: This headline is Absent. Israel denied entry to Richard Falk, UN Human Rights special rapporteur and deported him from Ben [...]
WRITTEN BY MARY RIZZO* While preparing the insertion of the article by Nahida Izzat About anti-Semitism, as do all of her thoughtful and intense contributions, many segments caused me to reflect. Her analysis and especially her questions are so important and meaningful, that it would only be logical to address them bit by bit, and [...]
By Alan Sabrosky* The attacks on September 11, 2001 have been a defining moment for America. Although the losses were not great in terms of urban slaughter during WWII, the political and psychological impact on Americans of a concerted and visible attack in America were enormous — indeed, it is an interesting “coincidence” that the [...]
As widely reported, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) has sent a letter to cartoonist Garry Trudeau about his Doonesbury cartoon that ran May 31. They then released the content of that letter to media sources. The ADL is demanding Garry Trudeau to apologize because he “maligned Judaism” and is guilty of promoting “anti-Jewish stereotypes and [...]
By Latuff ‘JINSA’ article says outlets who oppose future wars should be silenced-killed if necessary-by military strike By Michael Collins Piper ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL voices of the pro-Israel lobby has published a shocking essay suggesting that, in the future, there should be “military attacks” on journalists and media outlets that oppose American military [...]
Kevin MacDonald – The Global Anti-Semitism Report: The organized Jewish community opposes free speech
It is something of an axiom of Jewish life that “Is it good for the Jews?” remains the litmus test of Jewish communal activity – in other words, interest over principles. A good example is free speech. There can be little doubt that the organized Jewish community sees free speech as a problem because it [...]
US Media Misreport Latest Gaza Violence Please phone and ask for correction! [A FLYER about this can be downloaded at: www.IfAmericansKnew.org/download/gazacfv.pdf ] American media are reporting violence that took place along the Gaza-Israel border on January 27th as, in the words of CNN, “the first incidents of violence since last week’s Mideast cease-fire,” telling the [...]
Tony Benn accuses the BBC ON AIR of capitualating to the Israeli Government by refusing to air an appeal for the Gazan people by the Disaster Emergency Commitee (DEC) he then broadcasts the Address himself much to the consternation of the interviewer! and here is the aid call video the BBC and Sky won’t air: [...]
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