Monday, December 29, 2014

Let the relative cost efficiency of VoIP technology drive the Indian telecom market's future course

Airtel's decision to charge for VoIP calls made using applications such as Skype, WhatsApp, etc., shows that it is trying to protect its lucrative franchise - voice calls revenue - by artificially making it more expensive to make the same calls using a technology which is otherwise much cheaper. That voice calls can be made over VoIP for a fraction of what Airtel, etc., currently charge for regular voice calls is example enough that the true cost of these calls is actually much lower than what is being charged to us, the users. Alternatively, it is [strongly] possible that currently there is cross-subsidization taking place [expensive voice calls revenue is subsidizing cheap data rates, with the latter's true cost actually higher than what is being charged to us]. If the alternative scenario is true [that is, data should actually be costlier and regular voice calls should be cheaper], then any loss of revenue from a shift of voice calls to VoIP will result in reduced revenues/profits for telecom firms [assuming unchanged data rates]. Eventually, over the medium/long term, telecom firms will automatically be forced to raise data rates in order to sustain their businesses, thus correcting the cross-subsidization and bringing prices of both regular voice calls and data closer to how the market dictates.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CIA/US could be cultivating a pro-US future Prime Minister of Pakistan in Malala

The kind of attention that US is giving to Pakistan's Malala, including an undeserved Nobel Peace Prize, can mean only one thing - that the US sees her as a long term geopolitical pawn to tame Pakistan's politics. She's probably being cultivated/nurtured as a future PM of Pakistan, and all the media and political coverage that she's getting [and will probably keep getting] will culminate in her eventual entry into Pakistan's politics [with heavy support from the US], with the target of the highest seat. From there, the US can then indirectly control Pakistan. A great, albeit indirect, method of regime change.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BlackBerry 10 OS has this amazing yet little-known ability to run built-for-Android APK files!

I think not many people are aware that you can run at least several Android applications directly on the BlackBerry 10 OS, if you get your hands on the .APK files for those applications. Several websites, such as this one, provide APK files for you to download. Download an APK file like any other file to your BB10 phone, then check it for malware at VirusTotal and/or Jotti's malware scan. If it's all clean, run the file. BB10 will ask/caution you if you're sure about installing an application from a source other than BlackBerry World, and when you proceed, in at least many/most cases the application should both normally install and run.

And remember, these Android applications that you're able to run on your BB10 phone are in addition to the native applications available for BB10 over at BlackBerry World. Terrific!


Update [Feb'15]: A positive indirect effect of BB10's support for Android/APK is that in case you don't like an application in BlackBerry World, you [usually] have the option of ignoring it, and instead using the APK version of the same application. For example, the WSJ application for BB10 in BB World is kind of half-cooked and lame, so I removed it and instead installed the latest APK of WSJ. The latter is so much better [screenshot below]!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Indian government or the RBI should create a "rainy day" fund which is used to shield the public from "spikes" in petroleum prices

The "spike" term has been purposely used as opposed to a longer "surge" [similar to electrical meanings]. Crude price is low these days [Nov'14] and the Indian government has recently deregulated the price of diesel. Suppose that petrol and diesel are currently selling at prices INR X and Y per liter, respectively. I think the Indian government should create a separate fund titled "Short Term Petroleum Price Shield Fund [STPPSF]". The current prices of petrol and diesel should be hiked by INR Z per liter each [e.g., sell at X+0.5 and Y+0.5] and the entire extra proceeds coming from the hike of INR Z should be put into the STPPSF. If at a point in the future the price of crude rises a lot for a short while, the funds parked in the STPPSF can be tapped to "shield" the public for a short while by temporarily providing a subsidy [thus giving people some time and a "ramp" to make a smooth transition to higher prices]. The funds in the STPPSF can be actively managed the way the NPS corpus is managed, to provide good and stable returns, while preserving the facility to withdraw funds at a short notice.

A few side notes. First, it needs to be ensured that a government can't tap into the STPPSF for political gains [near the elections, for example], perhaps by requiring the consent of India's Election Commission. Secondly, a committee can be convened at regular intervals to set the value of Z based on prevailing crude price and other factors [these factors and any formulas to be used can be worked out by experts]. Third, this method is essentially like a "provision" or a "contingency", a way to "shift" the burden of subsidy from time P [when crude is expected to be high] to time Q [when crude is low, as it is right now]. Z will assume a negative numerical value when the STPPSF is being utilized in order to provide temporary relief to the public. Fourth, in the event of an unexpected spike in crude prices, this fund will shield not only the public, but also the government - the government won't have to divert funds from elsewhere to provide a subsidy to the public.

Monday, July 07, 2014

World's most comprehensive database of the modern crimes of the Israelis

  1. Shoot-down of Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, resulting in 108 deaths, 1973 [link 1]
  2. Bombing of an under-construction nuclear reactor in Iraq, leading to 11 deaths and destruction of the reactor, 1981 [link 1]
  3. Occupation of Palestinian territory and construction of settlements on occupied foreign territory, as well as direct and vehement defense of these. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    1. Many Israelis - including perennial tyrants such as Netanyahu - strongly oppose, isolate, insult, discredit, punish, shame, or threaten those few Israelis who oppose their country's illegal occupation of other nations' territories and its murderous foreign policy. The latter are silenced by labeling them "traitors" and the like, as if it's patriotic to support Israel's extremely barbaric actions. [link 1]
  4. Attempts to legitimize the illegal Israeli settlements by resorting to desperate indirect measures, such as Israel's ambassador to US gifting settlement-made products to US officials, and Airbnb listing properties in these illegal settlements. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13]
    1. More desperate attempts to legitimize criminal Israeli settlements by trying to force Brazil to accept an Israel ambassador who is a product of these barbaric settlements [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    2. Passing laws to legalize these illegal settlements. [link 1]
  5. [DRAFT] Labeling of Palestinian freedom-fighters as "terrorists" in order to justify killings of innocent freedom-fighters as well as women and children by Israeli soldiers - on territory occupied by Israel [link 1] [link 2]
  6. Illegal raid on six ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla [carrying aid for Gaza] in international waters, resulting in execution/killing of ten activists, 2010, and a similar seizure in Jun'15. Israel continues to keep several boats confiscated, as well as media recordings which are crucial evidence of Israel's war crimes [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  7. Illegal annexation/occupation of Syria's Golan Heights, plans to steal its resources such as oil, and loud proclamations by the poisonous snake Netanyahu that it'll forever remain under Israeli annexation. Further, Israel even fired missiles at a Syrian drone that entered the Golan airspace - Syria's own airspace - illegally claiming that it entered "Israeli airspace". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16]
  8. Israel has repeatedly made attempts, both on-the-ground/operational and legal, to annex all of Jerusalem and to incorporate it into itself, against multiple UNSC resolutions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  9. [DRAFT] Iran [link 1]
  10. [DRAFT] Suez Crisis [link 1] [link 2]
  11. [DRAFT] Withholding Palestinian tax revenues [link 1]
  12. [DRAFT] Systemic and deliberate bombing/destruction of the little public infrastructure that either exists in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, or has been built using foreign aid. [link 1]
  13. [DRAFT] Classified, undeclared atomic/nuclear weapons program [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  14. [DRAFT] Covert deals with South Africa on the supply of nuclear bombs [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  15. [DRAFT] Use of white phosphorus in Gaza [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  16. [DRAFT] Biased media [link 1]
  17. [DRAFT] Control over US politics and foreign policy, and even civil discourse [link 1]
  18. [DRAFT] Vulgar, compulsive, and obsessive use of the anti-Semitism/antisemitism card/charge to silence, disqualify and prosecute everyone who tries to even genuinely criticize or question Israel's actions and/or policies - like the BDS movement - even if this criticism/questioning is not concerned with only Jews, thus creating a chilling atmosphere of intolerance. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
  19. Israel in general and hardcore Jews in particular are attempting to arrest the worldwide rise of the BDS movement not by addressing the root causes of the birth and growth of this movement - Israel's cruel and unending occupation of Palestinian people - but by focusing on fine-tuning their "narrative" and "countermessage" and "Israel's side of the story" to the world's peoples. Essentially, Israelis believe that they must turbocharge their propaganda operations in order to negate the efforts and effects of this movement. [link 1]
  20. [DRAFT] Ban of cement into Gaza to keep people undeveloped, to stop reconstruction efforts, and to maintain a state of poverty and misery in Gaza. [link 1] [link 2]
  21. An unbelievable Israeli T-shirt promoting and celebrating killing of pregnant Arab/Muslim/Palestinian women as "1 shot, 2 kills". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  22. [DRAFT] Attempts to reinterpret and/or rewrite history. [link 1]

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Use Paytm.com and RechargeItNow.com to find out the mobile network and telecom circle of any cell phone number in India

Enter the mobile number on Paytm.com. It'll show you the mobile network of the number.


Armed with this piece of information, head to RechargeItNow.com and choose the mobile network. Then enter the cell number. RechargeItNow.com will display the telecom circle of the number.

 

Use this to find out some useful information about an unknown cell number.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

World's most comprehensive database of the modern crimes of the Americans/Europeans

Update [15-Aug-16]: This ongoing document isn't meant only for public consumption, it also serves as a stark reminder/warning to myself that these so-called civilized, developed Western countries are beautiful and gentle only on the outside, and deep inside these societies lurks so much filth and rot that if anyone were to see it, he would develop an instant and deep hatred for these nations.

Update [18-May-17]: It's important that only those URLs be used as links which contain a gist/summary of the article in the URL itself, so that if in the future the actual article becomes a 404, then at least the URL provides some help.
  1. Not calling/recognizing the coup in Egypt as a coup [thus breaking its own laws], in order to keep the military aid flowing, 2013 [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  2. Terming diplomatic/political, military, and trade espionage/spying as legitimate, and calling economic espionage as the equivalent of burglary, while itself heavily engaging in industrial and trade-related espionage, including of companies such as Airbus and Enercon. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]  [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
  3. [DRAFT] A vast global spying complex executed through NSA, CIA, DIA and others, plus a vast accompanying apparatus of public deception about the real activities undertaken. Further, the US government is now increasingly starting to claim openly that its collection of communications is legal. What's more, the US government barks loudly at other nations when they allegedly hack into US systems, but the US itself routinely and systemically breaks into the computer systems of other nations as well as those of its own companies and deems this malicious activity as perfectly legitimate. Talk about double-standards and hypocrisy. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    1. US agencies spy on foreign medical NGOs/nonprofits, purportedly for benign purposes, but likely with a full military/warfare dimension. [link 1]
    2. Near-omnipresent use of face recognition technology in the US without the information or consent of the public, and without court authorization. [link 1]
  4. Putting morally corrupt liars such as James Clapper at the helm of spying agencies, where they can merrily play with language ["least untruthful"] without facing any consequences or punishment and without having to eventually supply the truth. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  5. French industrial sabotage of the Soviet/Russian Tupolev Tu-144, the world's first supersonic commercial airliner [link 1]
  6. Bombing of Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan based on "evidence" that was subsequently proven false, leading to the death of [estimated] tens of thousands of Sudanese civilians due to lack of essential drugs, and an absence of apology from the US, 1998 [link 1] [link 2]
  7. US - and more broadly the entire West - follows this interesting practice. First the Western nations collude together like thugs and impose harsh economic/trade sanctions on countries and peoples that they want to alter/conquer/dominate/loot, and later when these victim nations become extremely impoverished and poor - leading to deaths due to hunger and also unrest - these Western nations sharply blame the governments/leaders of these victim nations as responsible for being "unable to feed their own people", cleverly not mentioning to the public that years or decades of crippling Western sanctions are largely responsible for the sorry state of affairs at present, like the misery of the peoples of North Korea and Zimbabwe. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  8. Unprovoked shoot-down of Iran Air Flight 655, a civilian flight from Tehran to Dubai, killing all 290 civilians, with no apology or admission of guilt by the US to this day, 1988 [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  9. The myth of "transparency" and "free and independent media" in US: We're made to believe that activities like daily media briefings by America's State Department show how US is a transparent nation, whose news media is free and independent, especially compared to "oppressive" "regimes" elsewhere. Not. As numerous videos from State Department briefings make clear, either this "free" and "independent" US news media simply doesn't ask tough and/or embarrassing questions at these briefings, or if someone does ask, the spokesman/spokeswoman bullshits his or her way out of such a question by giving an "answer" that's completely irrelevant and unrelated to the specific question asked, thus trying to give a fake impression that "the question has been answered". In reality, on issues that expose America's barbaric actions, the State Department simply doesn't have any proper answer, and this demonstrates that America's entire foreign policy and its actions are tyrannical. Far, far worse than actions of those whom America's accuses regularly. US news media makes the life of State Department very easy by almost totally avoiding asking questions that are the most important, almost as if they've been given instructions. [link 1]
  10. The Iraq War by US, UK and others [2003 onwards] deserves a lot of attention for the various heinous crimes that America and Britain knowingly committed, while pretending innocence and while brainwashing the world with lies.
    1. American and British powerful news media complex endlessly repeated the propaganda lie that Iraq/Saddam Hussein had "weapons of mass destruction" [WMDs]. These 2 nations knew extremely well that the opposite was true. They had decided that they needed and wanted to invade and control Iraqi land and its oil wealth, and they used their dominance of global news media to vigorously spread misinformation and practically made it a fact that Iraq had WMDs. They used journalists, pundits, politicians and others to repeat this message over and over so many times that no one could say otherwise. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13]
    2. What does UK do when its soldiers commit mass crimes during the Iraq War - gang rapes of young girls and married women, murders, torture for entertainment, etc. - and are later hit with thousands of lawsuits and criminal inquiries? Just get out of the European Convention on Human Rights [ECHR] so that UK soldiers can't be prosecuted in the future for their "adventures" with people of other nations. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  11. Iraq War and US-led economic sanctions against Iraq have killed 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, according to Francis Boyle [link 1] [link 2]
  12. [DRAFT] Supply of biological/chemical agents to Iraq by US, UK, etc. [link 1]
  13. [DRAFT] Utter destruction of Iraq, its people, its institutions, its economy and its stability via the unilateral Iraq War. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    1. [DRAFT] Use of chemical [napalm-like bombs and white phosphorus] and radioactive weapons [depleted uranium bombs] in Fallujah/Iraq [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  14. Strong opposition and also a Reject vote to UN General Assembly resolution 67/19, proving that the US does not want to see a Palestinian state [link 1] [link 2]
  15. Opposing Sweden's recognition of Palestine as a state, calling it "premature", while jumping to recognize and militarily support in Libya and Syria the destabilizing, terrorist-like, Western-funded, so-called "rebels" as the "sole representative of the people", Oct'14 [link 1] [link 2]
  16. [DRAFT] America has used its veto power at the UNSC 40+ times since 1975 to protect Israel and to stop the formation of Palestine. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. US always strongly opposes any and every criticism of Israel at the UN, including evidence-backed reports. Truth or not, it doesn't matter, and what matters is that Israel cannot be allowed to be criticized irrespective of its actions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
    2. US is so completely and absolutely controlled by Israel/Jews that US will go to any extent possible or required to support Israel. In Oct'17, US left UNESCO citing an anti-Israel bias at the organization, whereas in reality UNESCO simply states the truth - that Israel is occupying Palestine and conducting cruelties on Palestinian people. US and Israel cannot digest a global organization exposing them so publicly. [link 1]
  17. US objection to and blocking of appointing former Palestinian PM as US Libya envoy. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  18. Whenever Russia has used it veto power at the UNSC and vetoed Western resolutions that it didn't agree with, the West has cried foul that Russia is "abusing" its veto privilege, and that Russia is "blocking" UNSC from working. A step has to be taken back at this point to understand what exactly is the purpose of voting at UNSC. It is "to determine" what the outcome is. It is not merely a procedural formality to put a rubber stamp on West's secret fantasies. West can't "pre-determine" the outcome and then complain when West's nefarious ambitions didn't get enough support. How can we know whether there is support or not from all five permanent members - the binding mechanism for UNSC resolutions - unless there's a democratic voting? If Russia and/or China veto a resolution, what right does the West have to howl that Russia is "misusing" is privilege? Does Russia "have to" align its vote with West's votes? If yes, what's the point of Russia voting at all? The voting is done to "find out" what the world thinks about the resolution(s). We don't know "before" voting how the world thinks. If the vote turns out to be unfavorable to the West, it can't complain because there just isn't enough support, and that's very much alright because UNSC can only take steps when there's multilateral consensus and support. [link 1]
    1. A related point is that American news media frequently speaks/writes as if it knows what "the world" thinks and wants. How can it speak on the behalf of the world? How can American newspapers write titles of their stories claiming that they represent "the world"? If a few Western countries think and want something, how can American news media simply extrapolate and generalize it to "the world"? This is very misleading [although likely deliberate]. Makes the readers think that maybe it's actually "the world" that's thinking like that. [link 1] [link 2]
      1. Claiming loudly that France has "lost its way", and thus sowing fear and uncertainty, based on the supporting statement of just one fellow. [link 1]
  19. Openly manipulating its own currency under the QE banner, while howling on top of its voice about China keeping its currency weak, and also putting Japan on notice [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  20. West in general and America in particular have maintained an astonishing silence about the existence of a vast Israeli nuclear weapons program. It's an open secret in the entire world that Israel possesses dozens if not hundreds of atomic bombs, but America carefully never admits or mentions this. America also blocks all/any efforts in the UN to make the Middle East a nuclear weapons free zone. What's more, America obsessively barks that Iran's nuclear energy program is a cover for a nuclear weapons programs and tries forcefully to harm this program, and America also barks regularly about North Korea's legitimate/sovereign nuclear ambitions, but hypocritically it never acknowledges Israel's undeclared program. Itself, America continues development and testing of modern or tactical nuclear and thermonuclear bombs even as it simultaneously preaches non-proliferation and nuclear-disarmament to the rest of the world, but in case of other nations it imposes harsh unilateral sanctions, threatens war, criticizes, and so on. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16]
  21. [DRAFT] Germany selling subsidized submarines and warships to Israel, instead of boycotting and sanctioning Israel for its endless crimes on Palestinians [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  22. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is intended to stop the "proliferation/spread" of missile and UAV technology, but it is by-definition biased because it does nothing to disarm those nations which already have these technologies. Why allow nations which already have these technologies to keep [and further develop] them, while denying others the right? [link 1]
  23. Similarly, the Non-Proliferation Treaty [NPT] is biased by definition since nations which already possess truckloads of nuclear weapons are not required to disarm themselves [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  24. US cruelly bombed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic/nuclear weapons, brutally killing or critically injuring millions of innocents Japanese. It thus holds the distinction of becoming the first and so far the only country to have ever used atomic bombs. The damaging effects  - genetic defects, birth defects, mutations, etc. - continue to this day. Shamelessly [though not surprisingly] there hasn't been any apology or regret from America. On the contrary, America has always tried to paint and project these barbaric bombings as justified. Such arrogance and cruelty. Further, the so-called "international community", a bunch of White pussies who call themselves the "civilized" and "free" world, regularly lick America's ass and have failed to condemn or punish the US for this barbaric act. Hitler they'll condemn. US they won't. No sanctions on America. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    1. US knows that its cruel bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki are a grave threat to its claim of higher moral standing compared to other nations, so US constantly tries to plant a narrative in the world that these bombings were required to "end the war", and hence justified, and eventually effective in "ending the war". Measures to spread this heartless narrative include issuing postal stamps. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  25. US publicly makes loud claims, gestures, overtures, etc., indicating that it is allies/friends with several nations, but behind the scenes it stabs those very same "allies/friends".
    1. Forced Israel to abandon/cancel its Lavi fighter plane project. [link 1] [link 2]
    2. Barred South Korea from exporting T-50 trainer-fighter planes to Uzbekistan [while itself spending hundreds of billions on new fighters and other weapons, and while talking loudly about open markets and free competition]. [link 1] [link 2]
    3. Denying India access to cryogenic engine technology. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  26. US displays hypocrisy and double standards in its discussions about and support to the so-called "rebels" in various nations, depending upon what strategic and tactical ambitions the US has for those nations. In Libya, US supported rebels because it wanted to oust and kill Muammar Gaddafi and steal Libya's oil, among other things. But in Yemen, US is helping to butcher the rebels - and US uses the terms insurgents, militants, militias, terrorists, etc., for the Houthis in order to differentiate these from Libya's rebels - because it wants a certain ruler there. In Syria the US is directly and indirectly funding and supporting terrorists whom US calls "moderate rebels" because it wants to oust and kill President Bashar al-Assad, and steal Syria's oil, among other things. But in Ukraine the US is helping to slaughter the rebels - who're Ukrainian citizens - because it wants to bring Ukraine into the Western sphere of influence, and again, it carefully uses terms such as pro-Russian separatists, Russia-backed separatists, etc., in order to delegitimize these groups in the eyes of the public. [link 1] [link 2]
    1. US doesn't condemn/oppose the puppet Ukrainian government's assault on "rebels", while using terms such as "barbaric", "tyrant", "blood on his hands", "brutal dictator", etc., for Syria's legitimate government and for President Assad [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  27. US carefully/cunningly starts using the term "regime" to refer to the governments of those nations where it wants to conduct regime change, and simultaneously starts to refer the leaders of these nations as "dictators" or "autocrat" or even "despot", instead of "President". Examples include Libya during Gaddafi, Iraq under Saddam, Syria under Assad, etc. US tries to deligitimize a legitimate, sovereign government of a nation by referring to it as "regime". The US news media, always eager to take clues from US officials, wags its tail and quickly amplifies the "regime" message by repeatedly spreading it far and beyond. This is yet another trick in the psycho-tricks book of US.
  28. Both US/West/NATO and US/Western news media carefully use the terms "coalition", "Saudi-led coalition", "Arab coalition warplanes", "Western coalition", "NATO", "Western alliance", "allied planes", "US-led coalition", "coalition air strike", etc., in order to avoid attributing any Western/Arab country directly for the frequent criminal acts that these nations conduct globally, such as air or missile strikes on civilians, homes, weddings, funerals, hospitals, schools, etc. The use of words such as "coalition" instead of "American planes struck", "Saudi planes hit a school", "British planes bombed a funeral", etc., diffuses and obfuscates the responsibility for West's barbaric acts, and effectively "no one is responsible" for these acts. [link 1]
  29. West in general and America in particular conduct testing of their newly developed bombs and weapons by unleashing these on innocents of other nations, under the usual pretexts of "war on terror", etc., with complete disregard for killings of civilians. In effect, they use these other nations as testing grounds and their people as guinea pigs to conduct experiments about the effectiveness of their new weapons.
    1. MOAB dropped in/on Afghanistan, used for the first time, Apr'17. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  30. [DRAFT] Staggering and chilling difference between the coverage of and reaction to - including the tone - the downing of flights MH17 and Metrojet 9268, by Western news media and politicians. [link 1]
  31. US news media cunningly and carefully uses the words 'claimed', 'concluded', 'confirmed', 'affirmed', etc., very differently for Russia and the West. When Russia reports/says something, even if it provides supporting evidence/proof, US news media always portrays this as "Russia claims", "Russia has claimed", "Putin has claimed", or "the Kremlin claims", etc., but when NATO, senior American officials, the White House, the State Department, etc., say something, US news media quickly reports it as "US intelligence community has concluded", "White House has confirmed", "NATO has reached the conclusion", etc., without scrutinizing it and without asking for evidence/proof. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  32. [DRAFT] Western news media and politicians have all of a sudden created and popularized/spread this news thing called "fake news" in order to "explain" what happened in the 2016 presidential election, in order to further demonize Russia, and in order to censor and silence those media outlets and those stories that aren't aligned with the propaganda that Western elites/establishment wants to implant in the minds of people [all while giving people the appearance that it's all fully legal, and that it isn't censorship, and that it's all being done for "security" and "to protect Western democracies"]. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  33. US news media has spread fake/false information that there are a huge number of paid Russian "trolls" working in sweatshop-like environment, who write anti-West/pro-Russian comments on Western news agencies' online news articles or on blogs. This accusation is unproven because West hasn't provided any evidence to back these claims [there exist stories that might appear real, however these stories are devoid of any irrefutable evidence and hence can be termed Western disinformation]. This label of being a "Russian troll" is an attempt to silence, shame and discredit anyone who writes anything underneath news articles that the West doesn't like. [link 1]
  34. The International Criminal Court [ICC] is one of West's key tools to pressurize and prosecute/imprison those African rulers whom the West wants to replace with more "obedient" ones - basically another instrument to conduct regime change - under the guise of stuff like LGBT rights, "human rights", etc.. Hence the ICC investigates only African leaders, but doesn't touch barbaric Western killers such as Blair, Bush, Obama, Netanyahu, Cameron, Sarkozy, Hollande, etc. Further, in an important example of double standards and hypocrisy, the US calls for referring other nations - such as North Korea - to the ICC, but hilariously it has itself chosen to not be a member of ICC, rejecting its jurisdiction on itself. Talk about being exceptional! [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
  35. [DRAFT] Double-standards with regard to jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice [ICJ] [link 1]
  36. Violation of international law against Nicaragua as ruled by the ICJ, and America's unilateral declaration that the ICJ lacked jurisdiction to rule. Further, blocking of enforcement of this ruling in the UNSC through six vetoes, effectively denying Nicaragua any justice [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]

  37. US regularly - and almost compulsively/desperately/habitually/obsessively - makes accusations against individuals and countries which it considers its adversaries, but the US never provides any evidence/proof to support its grand accusations/claims/conclusions. Instead, the US gives out only broad/childish/general/unsupported phrases and statements such as "our intelligence indicates..." or "based on analysis of information from a number of sources..." or "we strongly believe" or "we are confident about our assessment" or "our intelligence agencies have concluded" or "we have high degree of confidence" or "we have concluded", or "we've seen the evidence", etc. Further, when pressed to provide concrete/specific evidence/proof, the US always refuses, claiming that it doesn't want to disclose its intelligence-gathering methods and sources, even in the light of evidence that refutes US' claims. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    1. US frequently accuses China/Iran/Russia of breaking international law, without ever specifying which international law/laws are being broken and how.
    2. US accuses Russia of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty [INF], without providing any specific point about "how" Russia is overstepping the treaty. [link 1]
    3. US quickly accused/implicated Russia for the MH17 crash/downing without providing an iota of evidence. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    4. US and mainstream news media such as NYT and WaPo vehemently accused Russia of interfering in its 2016 election without providing any evidence. Their accusations are full of vague terms such as "senior administration officials", "assessment", "strong belief", "circumstantial evidence", "high confidence", etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    5. US news media has loudly called Assad the perpetrator of the Mar'17 chemical weapons attack in Syria [which was used as a pretext to fire missiles at a Syrian air base], but no US official or news media outlet has provided an iota of evidence to support their claims/"conclusions". What's more, US news media isn't even asking for evidence or questioning US' unilateral military action without having provided evidence first. [link 1] [link 2]
    6. "America accuses without proof, then retaliates, then demands pro-America concessions or steps in order to normalize the situation". [link 1]
  38. [DRAFT] Prolific, abusive and likely manufactured use of anonymous sources, such as "current and former US officials", by Western news media, allowing them to present almost any claim as a confirmed fact, without having to name anyone. [link 1]

  39. Accusing Russia of "not doing enough" to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine, but itself doing absolutely nothing - not even a statement - to stop or slowdown Israel's bombardment and now ground operation in Gaza, 2014 [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  40. American/European diplomats and news media never fail to stress "a Russian-made antiaircraft missile" when they mention the MH17 downing [instead of the neutral "an antiaircraft missile"], but never mention that many/most of those killed in Gaza and elsewhere by Israel, and those butchered in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, including using cluster bombs, and so on, are/were killed by American-made and/or British-made weapons. This compulsive reference to a "Russian-made missile" shows West's desperation to smear and blame Russia, and that too without having to provide any proof. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
    1. A clear contrast can be seen in the May'17 coverage by Western news media outlets of the WannaCry ransomware attack. No one in the Western news media - US or Europe - is daring to blame America for the creation of this dangerous tool. They're all quietly pretending as if it's the birthright of US to make such nasty tools. Had it been Russia or China which had created such a tool, and had it been leaked similarly, wreaking havoc globally and endangering even hospital patients, there would've been innumerable universal "calls" in the Western press about how barbaric Russia is, how "irresponsible" an actor it is, how it is a danger to "free societies of the West", how it needs to be "contained", and so on. But they aren't calling out America. They're all afraid to offend US. They're blaming only those who conducted this global attack. None of them is pointing the finger at the designer - America - for creating the tool used by the perpetrators and for America's incompetence in keeping its weapon to itself. It's only Vladimir Putin who are - correctly - pointed finger at the real culprit, America. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
      1. To add insult to the injury, some are even asking why America/Americans aren't doing something to stop such global attacks! [link 1]
  41. Despite an international ban on the use of cluster bombs/munitions, the various US-led coalitions continue to use cluster bombs - including in Yemen - mercilessly slaughtering civilians, including women and children. In a stunning display of double-standards and hypocrisy, the Americans have not signed the cluster-ban treaty, yet they vehemently accuse other nations - such as the Syrian government - of using cluster bombs, despite themselves supplying truckloads of such bombs to Saudi Arabia, which then drops these on civilians in Yemen, to no reaction from the US! [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
  42. Terming the abduction of *one* Israeli soldier "barbaric" and "outrageous", while saying *nothing* about the murders of 1,300+ people in Gaza [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  43. Inconsistent, selective behavior/reactions to same/similar situations, by Western news media and/or politicians and/or companies, depending upon whether the nation/individual concerned is an ally or an adversary of the US/West. These are excellent examples of double-standards and hypocrisy of the US/West.
    1. Obama quickly expressed grief, outrage and solidarity/sympathy at the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, but stayed quiet at the downing of a Russian airline's passenger aircraft in Egypt [in sharp contrast to his and West's unending and anti-Putin, anti-Russia reactions at the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in 2014], at the killing of 131 civilians in a wedding envoy in Yemen, and at bombings in Beirut/Lebanon a day before the Paris attacks, etc. Other examples of selective grieving of Western people include Iraq War, the destruction of Libya by West, the killing of civilians in drone strikes, etc. The most recent example of West's selective outrage is when Charlie Hebdo published cartoons mocking victims of Italian earthquake, but these losers in the West were all hand-in-hand in supporting this nasty publication when it mocked Islam. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21]
    2. Simultaneously lecturing Iran about "human rights" and striking billions of dollars of weapons-related and other deals with Saudi Arabia. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
      1. Even the American news media uses a restrained and softer tone to describe Saudi Arabia - compared to/relative to the tone and words it uses for Iran - when pretending that it does "call out" Saudi's issues too. [link 1]
    3. A US judge - the same man who previously cleared Saudi Arabia for its alleged/likely role in the 9/11 attacks - order Iran to pay USD 10.5 billion for Iran's "role" in the 9/11 attacks on America. Laughable, but not surprising. This shows that American courts/judges/judiciary are puppets of its military-industrial complex when it comes to cases/rulings involving America's foreign policy "interests". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    4. Western news media outlets selectively question the absence of consequences/punishment in certain domestic cases, and also point out the lack of "evidence" when politics-related claims are made in domestic cases, thus attempting to build their credentials as fearless and responsible journalistic outposts in the hearts and minds of readers/viewers. Yet these same outposts carefully do not raise any questions about absence of prosecutions/punishments and lack of evidence in cases involving America's murderous wars abroad, such as the Iraq War and Vietnam War. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    5. US frequently mentions the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea [UNCLOS] in its propaganda against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea - and also against other countries - but the US itself has never ratified the treaty. So UNCLOS is cite-worthy for US when it's to be used against China, etc., but it isn't good for the US itself to adopt legally. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    6. US exhibits blatant double standards when it comes to US placing sanctions on the people and companies/politicians of other countries. While the US harshly and merrily sanctions and punishes citizens of its target countries such as Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Iran, etc., it growls loudly like a dog and doesn't allow other nations to place sanctions on citizens/companies/products of Israel, even when Israel's actions are similar to or worse than the actions of nations on which US has put sanctions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
      1. As of Oct'17, it's good to see that Russia is supporting North Korea, for example by providing it with a second Internet connection. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    7. Independence/secessionist/separatist movements or referendums that suit and strengthen America's/West's foreign policy ambitions are termed legitimate, while those that threaten America's/West's greed are labeled illegitimate. The only question here for America is how to "present" one referendum to the world as valid while at the same time "justifying" another illegal and illegitimate. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
      1. Valid: Kosovo's independence from Serbia [forceful support from US].
      2. Publicly invalid but privately valid: Referendum by Kurds, 2017.
      3. Invalid: Crimea's referendum to join/rejoin Russia [forceful US opposition].
      4. Invalid: Elections in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk [vehement US opposition].
      5. Invalid: Catalonia referendum.
      6. Invalid: The right to self-determination by Palestinians.
    8. Free speech and free expression and "democratic principles" are to be vehemently cherished, protected and promoted, unless it's about boycotting or even criticizing Israel for its decades-old illegal and cruel occupation of Palestine and Palestinian people. In the case of Israel, these so-called Western or American values suddenly evaporate, and condemning Israel has been made a serious crime. Lawmakers from US to France to UK to Canada have introduced and/or passed laws criminalizing the criticism/boycott of Israel. Take this in the context of America's reaction to the Sony film against North Korea, or France's reaction to Charlie Hebdo's distasteful cartoons against the Prophet Muhammad., etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
      1. Students in the US - American citizens - are being threatened with bans from the campus and even criminal investigations for protesting non-violently against Israel and supporting the cause of the Palestinians. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
      2. As of Jul'17, US is trying to criminally outlaw the boycott of Israel. The proposed fines and imprisonment terms are equally stunning. [link 1] [link 2]
      3. As of Oct'17, even hurricane relief and aid funds for Americans are tied to a declaration to not boycott Israel. Just amazing. [link 1] [link 2]
  44. Both America and Europe regularly claim that they steadfastly support freedom of speech, freedom of expression, individuality, etc. However, when it comes to giving these same rights to Muslims - citizens or migrants - all of a sudden these freedom-loving Western nations start to vigorously and severely restrict the rights of Muslims to live their lives the way they want to. All of a sudden these White Western people start to impose their own cultures and values and their own definitions on Muslims, under the pretext of "integration", "human rights", "national security", "Western values", etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    1. France claimed non-negotiable support for unlimited "free speech", "free press" and "freedom of expression" in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons insulting Prophet Muhammad, but both France and Italy banned a rather mild advert on Christ in 2005, and more. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
      1. When Charlie Hebdo made fun of drowning White Texans, suddenly the love for Charlie Hebdo evaporated from the hearts and minds of Americans. Where did the defence of free speech go this time? [link 1] [link 2]
    2. If a Muslim boy/man doesn't want to shake hands with a female, isn't it his right, you Europeans? But these two-faced Europeans have outlawed the refusal to shake hands - forget their howls about freedom of expression and speech - and imposed strict fines as well. [link 1] [link 2]
    3. France's outright ban on or vehement criticism of wearing of burkinis/burqinis by women, and quite hilariously and ironically this is justified in the name of "decency", "freedom" and "women's rights"! All sane people know the reality, that this is basically an extension of France's Islamophobia and overall racism and xenophobia, disguised as preservation of "national culture and French values". What's more, the French PM says and implies that characterless, promiscuous and shameless French girls/women running around naked on the beaches and on the streets is more French than well-covered, sober girls/women. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
    4. A German court forcing [yes, forcing] Muslim schoolgirls to go to swimming lessons with boys, all in the name of protecting Western so-called "freedom" and "tolerance". What a joke. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    5. In the West, gay marriage is allowed [if "marriage" is even an appropriate term for this], but Muslims aren't allowed to practice polygamy. [link 1] [link 2]
    6. Forcing a halal supermarket in Paris to sell pork and alcohol, a veiled attack on Islam and a deliberate attempt to make Muslims uncomfortable and outraged. [link 1] [link 2]
    7. US First Ladies and First Daughters cover their heads with a veil when meeting their Pope but not when in Saudi Arabia. Showing respect for Christian etiquette and values and overtly defying Muslim traditions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  45. Whenever American politicians or military folks talk about the "costs of wars" or that America has been waging worldwide, they just don't touch the hundreds/thousands/millions of innocent foreign civilians and/or soldiers mercilessly butchered by America in the relentless pursuit of its foreign policy goals. They only bemoan Americans and American soldiers, as if only the lives of Americans/American soldiers matter. Even the news media frequently does the same - op-ed articles penned by big shots in outlets such as NYT, WSJ, etc., focus only on American losses of life - like in Vietnam - and quietly yet shamelessly do not turn the spotlight on the cruel slaughtering of innocent people by American men and machines. Sometimes it feels as if in their recollections of their wars, the Americans think of themselves as the victims rather than the perpetrators. Even Hillary Clinton, the cold-blooded heartless bitch, publicly talked only in terms of lost Americans about Libya, not touching the utter death and destruction that America has brought to this once-prosperous nation. For this cheap bitch, killing a lot of Syrian civilians so that America can remove Assad is merely one of the "complications". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
    1. Similarly, any discussion in American news media about the negative effects of spying and illegal data collection by the NSA is only about how the rights of "millions of innocent Americans" are violated, while implicitly implying that foreign people are like dumb sheep, who and whose rights do not matter [or even exist]. [link 1]
    2. Americans do detailed, emotional news stories about even small-sized incidents within the US. Americans' comments and reactions on such stories are full of emotions, sympathy, etc. But when Americans kill foreign citizens in dozens, hundreds or thousands, they do only short-sized stories and summarize their reactions as "collateral damage" and "we'll investigate". [link 1]
  46. [DRAFT] Vietnam War, and subsequent attempts to rewrite history and whitewash American crimes, including by remembering only the lost American lives. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  47. Cruel, unethical and blatantly illegal "depopulation" of native people of Chagos Islands/Diego Garcia, et al., by UK, at the "request" of its whip-wielding master America, to serve the insatiable needs of America's military-industrial complex. And this is the same US which publicly howls about human rights and the "responsibility" to "protect the civilians" at the top of its voice. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12]
    1. "In November Britain extended the US lease over Diego Garcia until 2036, and pledged £40m in compensation to those evicted. It said the islanders could not be resettled because of security and economic considerations." [link 1]
    2. "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on Wednesday that the Chagossians would not be allowed to return “on the grounds of feasibility, defence and security interests, and cost to the British taxpayer”." [link 1]
  48. [DRAFT] Mass genocide of Native Americans by European colonizers, including forced change of culture, murders, displacement, etc. And today these occupiers of European descent claim - using racist and xenophobic social media hashtags such as #MakeAmericaWhiteAgain - that they are the true inhabitants of North America and that Muslims should be banned [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
  49. [DRAFT] Continued occupation of the colonial territory of French Guiana by France, and also elsewhere by France and several others. In effect, this means that the era of colonialism/imperialism is still alive, breathing, and kicking today, as the White colonizers haven't ceded the seized territories to the natives and original owners. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  50. [DRAFT] Murder of native people of Australia - the Aboriginal Australians - by European colonizers [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  51. Multiple nuclear tests by the British, in Australia - with the permission of White Australians - causing significant and irreparable harm to the native people of Australia, the Aboriginal Australians. But why would White man care? So what if the natives are also Australian citizens? They aren't White after all, so their value is as much as an insect for the Whites. And of course, the British claimed that the tests posed no threat to the Australians. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  52. There's out-of-control racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in America targeted at Arabs, Asians, Blacks, Chinese, Hispanics, Indians, Muslims, Native Americans/American Indians, etc., by White Americans, including by the American police and predominantly-White juries at courts. This isn't just about the "outsiders" who are in America on visas, but this is also directed at American citizens! White police officers routinely murder unarmed/non-dangerous Black folks and are acquitted. This rampant xenophobia extends even to foreign languages such as Spanish. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
    1. Extends to American-made software and online services also. [link 1]
    2. To Spanish language. [link 1]
  53. America has no regard for United Nations or the United Nations Security Council [UNSC]. It has not only repeatedly acted unilaterally, invading and destroying other nations in defiance of the UNSC, but it has also questioned and mocked UN itself.
    1. 1999 US-led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, resulting in killing of hundreds of civilians, and large-scale destruction of infrastructure and industries. This marked the beginning of unilateral NATO/US invasions of other nations, working outside the UNSC. [link 1] [link 2]
    2. In Sep'17, US President Donald Trump made a complete mockery of the UN by threatening to "totally destroy North Korea", in front of the entire world, at his first ever speech at the United Nations General Assembly. This wasn't accidental. This was a deliberate, well-scripted US move to challenge and provoke the world that the US is above and beyond UN Charter and international law. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  54. No matter how much Western nations cry against use of cluster bombs, and nuclear or nuclear-related weapons, these same NATO nations used cluster bombs as well as several tons of bombs laden with depleted uranium in this bombing campaign, thus continuing to have serious negative effects on lives even today. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  55. West - both Americans and Europeans - is trying bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece to legitimize and hence indirectly recognize Kosovo by inviting it at UN events as if it were a country in itself, giving it recognition via Academy Awards/Oscars nomination, by supporting visa-free travel to EU for Kosovans, by getting mainstream news media articles published that talk about Kosovo as a European country, and by giving it membership in sports organizations such as UEFA, FIFA, etc.. All of this in order to harm, irritate and weaken Russia. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16]
  56. [DRAFT] Outright denial or indirect recognition of Armenian Genocide by several Western news media outlets, support to those adverts that deny this event by outlets such as WSJ, and an absence of direct recognition of this mass-murder even from the American President Barack Obama - contrary to his campaign promise and in order to lick Erdogan's/Turkey's *** properly - underscoring the fact that America and its evil partners will eagerly rewrite history and resort to outright lies in order to support its military alliances, no matter how repulsive these are. This is in direct and stunning contrast to the position and actions of the West with regards to how people can report/talk about the Holocaust - denying it is outlawed and is promptly/severely punished and these rulings are strongly enforced, thus clearly revealing the double-standards and hypocrisy of West. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
  57. American and European leaders have repeatedly emphasized the term "democratically elected government" in their crafted responses to the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, quietly suppressing the obvious fact that Erdogan is effectively ruling Turkey like a dictator, and that he has swiftly converted Turkey into a presidential system from a parliamentary one, in order to control the entire nation like a king. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  58. [DRAFT] In the most stunning example of the genome-deep rot in America - including of their President - the US government is shielding/supporting Saudi Arabia and vigorously lobbying to kill a bill that would allow Saudi Arabia to be indicted and held responsible over its alleged/likely role in the 9/11 attacks on America, thus, as always, choosing oil, business contracts, dollar hegemony, and weapons sales over even the lives of its own citizens. So much for "allies". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  59. There's a possibility that 9/11 was an "inside job", with several experts questioning the official narrative about the destruction of the World Trade Center towers. [link 1]
  60. The US government and its backers in the military-industrial complex are so full of greed and so bloodthirsty and war-hungry that they can go even as far as attacking their own citizens in order to falsely blame an enemy, in order to get sufficient pretext to start a war [Operation Northwoods]! [link 1] [link 2]
  61. [DRAFT] A judiciary which is also deeply partisan and thus pre-bought/pre-sold, including America's Supreme Court [link 1]
  62. The FBI is disregarding constitutional/judicial guidelines and legal interpretations given to it when it comes to the limits on how much information the FBI can ask for using NSLs, and is producing its own interpretations of laws and acting according to these, in defiance of the law of the land. FBI is also being a complete black box about its actual annual performance - likely in order to keep the funding flowing and growing. [link 1] [link 2]
  63. [DRAFT] Secret courts, secret laws - with secret interpretations - debated in secrecy, away from the eyes of the public. [link 1] [link 2]
  64. In an open display of the desire to skirt laws and resort to the same kind of actions that are used by terrorists, calls are frequently made in America to keep terror suspects out of the American judicial system, so that they aren't offered the process/protections that are followed in US courts. This is a pretty amazing thing to observe. That some proclaim that trying terror suspects in US courts puts America and Americans at risk is nothing short of hilarious. It is, in reality, a call and a desire to perform all sorts of torture techniques and other cruel actions on terror suspects without technically violating US laws. [link 1] [link 2]
  65. US thinks that it's okay and perfectly normal and maybe the birth right of the US to apply its domestic laws/regulations extraterritorially, with complete disregard for both international law and for the sovereignty of judiciary and citizens of other countries. Curiously, when another nation asserts its right to apply its local laws globally - including on America and its citizens - the US and its corporations vehemently resist. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
    1. US is trying to pass a bill, as of May'17, which would "allow" the US to inspect ports and/or vessels in Russia, China, Iran and Syria, on the pretext of prevention of shipment of weapons to North Korea. And America thinks that it can pass such a "law" in its legislature and that it somehow then gets the right to do these inspections inside other nations! This level of arrogance is frankly unprecedented. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
  66. One of the most bizarre yet hilarious things about America is that in the matters of international crimes committed by Americans on foreign soil, America likes to investigate itself! America wants the world to believe that it investigates such crimes - like the barbaric American bombing of a MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, or the barbaric bombing of hundreds of civilians in Mosul, Iraq - thoroughly, impartially and promptly, and that its own courts and its own judicial system are supposed to hold precedence over foreign/international courts. Not surprisingly, America never finds itself much guilty, or as much guilty as much others think it is, and more often than not, America pronounces itself not-guilty. No wonder no one was put behind the bars or electrocuted or hanged for barbaric and heinous American crimes such as the Iraq War, the Vietnam War, etc. And let's not forget, America routinely resorts to lies, untruths, and misreporting of actual events in order to justify and build support for its actions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
    1. US in particular [and West/NATO in general], always severely under-reports the number of civilians that it kills in its wars and invasions abroad, likely to contain the outrage that would result if US officially admitted to mass-murders of innocents. The difference between official US figures and what's claimed/reported by eyewitnesses, NGOs, and other third-party sources isn't small, it's always staggering. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  67. [DRAFT] Operation Paperclip [STEALING OF GERMAN ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS, TECHNICIANS BY USA] [link 1]
  68. [DRAFT] Cuba embargo/sanctions and illegal inclusion in the State Sponsors of Terrorism list [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  69. [DRAFT] "Cuban Twitter" [ZunZuneo] [link 1] [link 2]
  70. [DRAFT] Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  71. A focus only on the wastage of taxpayer money, and on the fueling of anti-American sentiment, and not on the barbaric and inhumane treatment given to dozens of men, when discussing Guantanamo Bay [link 1]
  72. [DRAFT] Extraordinary renditions and torture by proxy [link 1] [link 2]
  73. America conducts every conceivable form of abusive, illegal and immoral acts [these include extra-judicial killings, executions, torture, etc.] as a matter of standard national policy. It doesn't allow these misdeeds to be recorded on camera by journalists [and even executes journalists who try to cover these events], and goes to great lengths to keep these misdeeds secret and to destroy/obfuscate whatever little evidence/records exist about these barbaric acts. Further, America outright refuses to reveal internal data/documents, citing its usual excuses of "national security", "confidential methods/sources", etc., or by resorting to shrewd interpretations of laws, and thus hides its brutal actions from the world while making it appear like the crimes never happened. Further, when third-party nations or organizations reveal evidence and/or reports about American crimes, America never prosecutes anyone responsible - even for the crimes that have been unearthed and are backed by evidence. Lastly, even as America protects its own ass, it simultaneously howls loudly about the human rights records of other countries. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14]
    1. This phenomenon of imprisoning a lot of people from the general public based on their race, and of killing/imprisoning a lot of people of other nations, but not prosecuting or imprisoning "powerful" and well-connected White folks in prevalent not only in America, but also Europe. Case in point is VW's emission scandal. A well-planned scandal of epic proportions, yet no VW executive has been jailed, despite ample evidence proving criminal conduct.
  74. [DRAFT] Extremely-long solitary confinement in the US, effectively a barbaric and inhumane form of torture [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  75. [DRAFT] Pentagon Papers [link 1]
  76. US hacked North Korea's computer networks for years, but when a US company got hacked, US blamed North Korea without providing evidence, and used its unilateral blame to impose further sanctions on the already-impoverished nation, 2014-2015 [link 1] [link 2]
  77. [DRAFT] Creation/support of/to al-Qaeda and many other hardcore terrorists and terrorist organizations - financial, diplomatic, political, intelligence as well as military - in order to later justify funding to the military-industrial complex to eradicate the same self-created extremists, and also in order to carry out regime change as well as other destabilizing operations around the world. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  78. [DRAFT] Regime change in Ukraine, 2014, and severe destabilization elsewhere over the last many decades, including via direct or indirect weapons support to terrorists or terrorist groups. Further, the West wants to control and exploit Ukraine's vast resources as well as its aviation and weapons knowledge under the pretext of liberating it from Russia's sphere of influence and making it enter the European orbit. America especially and the West in general plot destabilizing revolutions/uprisings in all those nations whose leaders refuse to bow down to the outrageous demands of Western leaders. Examples of America's/West's regime change operations include the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  79. [DRAFT] Regime change operations around the world - covert and even overt - using all sorts of means, including coups. Affected countries include Iran, Brazil, Guantamela, Chile, Ukraine and many others. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. [DRAFT] Regime change via coup in Iran, 1953 [link 1] [link 2]
    2. As of Sep'17, America's evil regime change operations are underway in Venezuela. When the US publicly says that sanctions on Venezuela are intended to "deny the Maduro dictatorship a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule", it should be corrected to read as "deny the Maduro dictatorship government a critical source of financing to maintain its illegitimate rule". Now it suddenly becomes clear that the US is basically talking about overthrowing the Venezuelan government in order to install a more compliant and profitable one. To make its actions seem legitimate, US throws in terms such as "Maduro dictatorship" and "illegitimate rule" in its statements. [link 1] [link 2]
  80. US creates "symbols" and "icons" in order to greatly defame nations which it hates. It picks a person and gives heavy news media coverage to him/her [misusing the global dominance of US news media], and this coverage is carefully crafted so as to send a negative and destabilizing message about the target country [and/or to raise the profile of the US]. Western journalists suddenly start sympathizing with this person as if he's/she's a member of their families, and they do videos, send out tweets, create posts on Facebook, write prolifically, including by creating Wikipedia articles, and even scholarships are created by universities! They won't, however, ever write anything about the millions that US butchers each years.
    1. Malala Yousafzai [link 1]
    2. Neda Agha-Soltan [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    3. Neda Agha-Soltan Graduate Scholarship [link 1]
    4. Afghan Girl [Sharbat Gula] [link 1]
  81. Europe's PACE giving retroactive diplomatic immunity to Ukrainian female pilot Nadiya Savchenko detained in Russia, 2015 [link 1]
  82. [DRAFT] Chemical weapons and double-standards [link 1]
  83. US tries to project its repeated and provocative reconnaissance/surveillance/spying missions near/above other nations and their military installations as legal/legitimate/normal by appealing to the frequency with which it has historically conducted these "routine missions" and "routine patrols" without any consequences/costs. Just because threatening actions have been regularly taken in the past by America under the pretext of flying in "international airspace" doesn't give those hostile and provocative acts any extra legitimacy in the future - moral or legal. Just because the US is used to having its ships, planes, submarines, troops and aircraft carriers close to other nations and their bases doesn't mean that the US can continue to freely do this henceforth. An interesting thing to note here is that American news media outlets always complain loudly about the the intercepts by Chinese/Russian aircraft, and present these as dangerous/irresponsible/provocative/unprofessional/unsafe, but never ever question the underlying root cause - questioning and objecting to the continued provocative presence and operations of heavily-armed US military assets near the borders/oceans/seas/spheres of these superpowers. US questions the "close flybys" of Chinese/Russian aircraft, but doesn't question its own "close sailing". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15]
    1. What's more, if these intercepts are so provocative for the US, how does US evaluate its own bombings and killings in other nations, going on for decades now and having killed many millions? Provocative?
  84. Every once in a while, there comes a call by some American - a military man or a journalist or a politician - to either kill Russians or to justify murder of Russians.
    1. Call on Fox News by a retired US Major General to kill Russians and complete absence of Western news media reporting about this. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    2. Article by a NY Daily News journalist, calling assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey justified, and even sort of expressing happiness/satisfaction about it. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  85. [DRAFT] Suez Crisis [link 1] [link 2]
  86. America and Europe are doing rampant misuse of the IMF and World Bank grants/loans to advance their anti-Russia, anti-China foreign policy goals, for example by changing IMF rules to continue lending to Ukraine. The sole intention of these pro-Ukraine moves is to somehow pluck Ukraine from the sphere of Russia and plant it into the West's orbit. What's more, these are also intended to make Ukraine thoroughly dependent on the West, so that it has to prostitute itself to the West in order to serve interest payments. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  87. Covert as well as overt attempts by America and Western Europe to create general unrest as well as anti-Russia sentiment in Belarus, in order to pluck it out of Russia's sphere and plant it into West's orbit. The methods are usual - shadow funding to Western-friendly groups, covert supply of weapons, use of NGOs like USAID to "promote democracy", support to protests, and so on. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  88. America misuses its three dominant credit rating agencies [Standard & Poor's (S&P), Moody's, and Fitch] to advance its foreign policy goals by exerting pressure on governments which do not "comply" with Washington's demands and directives.
    1. As of Sep'17, it's good to see that there are at least voices being heard to establish an alternative world-class ratings agency by BRICS. [link 1]
  89. America also misuses its dominance of credit/debit card businesses via MasterCard and VISA to further its foreign policy goals.
    1. In Mar'14, these two card companies stopped processing payments for customers of several Russian banks - without warning - due to US sanctions against Russia, thus serving US foreign policy. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    2. As of Sep'17, it's great to see Russia take concrete financial and technological steps to eliminate/reduce its dependence on both the US dollar and on US financial firms, in the form of Mir cards, etc.. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  90. [DRAFT] Misuse of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch [HRW], etc., as instruments to poke, prick, pinch and hurt Russia. [link 1]
  91. Europe/America misuse the Nobel Peace Prize as an instrument to further their anti-China, anti-Iran, anti-Russia foreign policy, by, for example, giving the prize to defectors/dissidents from these nations [but never to defectors/dissidents from their own nations]. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
    1. Everyone knows that Barack Obama didn't deserve the Peace Prize when it was given to him. Further, in retrospect, Obama has been one of the most murderous US leaders, with numerous drone killings taking place on his command in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere. He also presided over Saudi Arabia's butchering of Yemen, and the US-fueled destruction of Libya and Syria. And Guantanamo Bay continued.
  92. Misuse and politicization of Olympics, sports, FIFA World Cup, etc., by America/West as instruments to further an anti-Russia foreign policy.
    1. Ban from Olympics. This is an indirect form of sanctions. [link 1]
  93. Even the United Nations [UN] is not immune to "pressure" from influential member countries. UN acknowledged in Jun'16 that it removed Saudi Arabia from a blacklist because of immense blackmailing/pressure/threats from the Saudis - and possibly the US - that they would stop funding the UN. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  94. [DRAFT] Creation of Panama - forcibly and illegally removed from Colombia - to profit from the Panama Canal. And also as a tax haven, to serve the interests of America's Wall Street and to allow the rich and powerful individuals as well as corporations to secretly carry out financial crimes such as tax-avoidance, money laundering, illegal businesses, etc. [link 1] [link 2]
  95. [DRAFT] Invasion of Panama, 1989 [link 1]
  96. West in general [and CIA in particular] operates a vast global disinformation and propaganda complex to reprogram the brains of the people of the world via, among other things, the entertainment industry, including documentaries/movies/Hollywood, music, video games, TV shows, viral videos, etc. Efforts are aimed at raising America's profile in the minds of people, spreading negative narratives about America's adversaries, reinforcing already-established incorrect assumptions in people's minds, etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. "Free" and "authoritative" information resources for the world such as "CIA World Factbook" which disseminate what is essentially propaganda and disinformation/misinformation that supports American foreign policy. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    2. Hollywood movies routinely depict Russia/USSR in negative ways, even going as far as to distort historical facts in movies that are otherwise based on true events. Bridge of Spies, for example, shows that Gary Powers was ill-treated in USSR, whereas Abel was treated with respect in USA. This is utter nonsense but hardly anyone in the public is expected to go home and look up the facts. Especially unlikely when the movie claims upfront that it's inspired by true events and has big names such as Spielberg and Tom Hanks attached to it. The damage to Russia/USSR is done, however, because the minds of the public get brainwashed, not just in USA but the world over as these movies are distributed and watched worldwide. Similarly, Space Cowboys portrays the Soviets as technologically-backward, dependent on the US, thieves of American innovations/technology, and generally incompetent. It also presents Americans as the opposite. Pure propaganda, I would say. [link 1]
    3. Oscar to The White Helmets, in order to give credibility, legitimacy and popularity to the White Helmets, in the relentless pursuit of removing Assad and installing a puppet. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    4. BBC's documentary "Russia's Hooligan Army" is specially crafted to further spoil Russia's and Russians' global image, and to spoil the party and discourage tourism to Russia when Russia hosts the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The intent is to cause as much reduction as possible to the benefits that Russia would get from hosting this major international event, plus to lead to situations that reduce the possibility of future events in Russia. [link 1] [link 2]
    5. CNN's Mar'17 documentary "The Most Powerful Man in the World" is specially crafted to damage the image of Russia, Russians and Putin, and to irritate Trump, while giving false appearance of neutrality and in-depth journalism. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    6. It is noteworthy that CIA finds no issues with its practice of editing plots and/or portrayals in movies in a pro-America way, but when someone else modifies facts in a movie in an anti-America way, it strongly voices its opposition to such distortion of facts and to such negative portrayal. Hypocrites as always. [link 1] [link 2]
  97. CIA [and likely NSA too] brainwashes its employees/workforce using internal deception and disinformation/misinformation/propaganda, in order to whitewash its illegal/immoral activities and to make those activities look more legitimate and positive, in order to avoid/discourage/prevent backlash from its own men. So CIA and NSA deceive not only the "rest of the world", but also their own folks. [link 1] [link 2]
  98. [DRAFT] Continued occupation of Falkland Islands by Britain [link 1] [link 2]
  99. [DRAFT] Continued occupation of Chagos Archipelago by UK, despite international recognition that it's a part of Mauritius [link 1]
  100. [DRAFT] Bugging of Chinese presidential aircraft [link 1]
  101. [DRAFT] Bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, 1999 [link 1]
  102. [DRAFT] Making much noise against the death penalty and trumpeting much about human rights, while  extra-judicially assassinating mere suspects [and also many times as many civilians] using bombs/missiles fired from remotely-operated drones, without making any charges, trials or notices. Then repackaging these inhumane killings as "surgical strikes" on "combatants/insurgents". Further, the few transcripts of drone operators' conversations reveal that these people are cold, heartless fellows who strike and butcher people while feeling as if they're playing a video game. And who can ever forget the barbaric executions of President Saddam Hussein and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the ensuing collective rejoice in the West. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21] [link 22] [link 23]
  103. Western news media outlets, pundits, commentators, politicians, think tanks, and others repeatedly point that Russia and Vladimir Putin are trying to upend the American-led "ruled-based" and "laws-based" and "alliances-based" international order that has been in place since World War II. These so-called experts like to point out that this American-led system of "international security" has brought stability and prosperity to the world. None of these pundits ever point to the dozens of countries invaded and destroyed by the US - directly or indirectly - with a few examples being Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, and Panama. Where is the "international security order" for these dozens of victims of America? These pundits won't even mention these countries, because it'll make all of their theories and opinions worthless. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. "There is little doubt that Putin’s foreign policy centers on reviving Russia as a major international power, which seeks to undermine the global American alliance that has underwritten international security since the end of the Cold War." [link]
  104. Western governments and Western news media outlets fully depend upon "proof by repeated assertion". Whatever lie they have to implant in the minds of the people of the world, they present it as a matter of fact and keep repeating it obsessively until it becomes a "common sense" fact. They also depend heavily on "Argumentum ad lapidem", quickly and loudly writing-off embarrassing/unfavorable claims or pieces of information as "so absurd" and "repulsive" that these don't even merit a response, thus allowing them to stop covering those claims, virtually extinguishing these from public discussion. [link 1] [link 2]
    1. Obsessively and repetitive use of the terms annexation and invasion - in every article where the word Crimea is mentioned - in a matter-of-fact way, to refer to the reunification/secession of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia [following a democratic referendum with high turnout], without any discussion or explanation on the appropriateness of the choice and compulsive use of these terms. Further, these nefarious propagandist newspapers just don't make any mention of the very long history of Crimea as an integral part of Russia, or about its "gifting" to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev. These omissions are not accidental but are well-planned and fully malicious in intent. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13]
  105. [DRAFT] Prolific, systemic demonization of Russia by pushing the incorrect/propaganda term "annexed" in the context of the referendum in Crimea, but an astonishing silence and absence of criticism/sanctions for Israel's actual annexation and exploitation of Syria's Golan Heights [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    1. US never mentions its real annexations, among several others Texas, California and Hawaii. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  106. Putin-bashing and Russia-bashing are the national pastimes of everyone in the United States - including the news media, think tanks, lobbyists, the political class, as well as many in the general public. Almost every day you will find articles/op-eds in popular American newspapers such as NYT and so-called "reports" in publications by think tanks that are either dubiously critical of Putin/Russia/Russians, or are outright lies and naked propaganda masked as an op-ed or presented without supporting evidence/facts. Almost every day you find articles in Western press that create an exaggerated and false sense of "Russian threat", that trumpet that the current military spending levels are "not adequate", and purposely paint Putin/Russia as the number one enemy of the Western civilization, justifying tens of billions in military spending to keep the West safe. It seems like whenever the Americans - toothless under the crushing load of trillions in debt and powerless before an irreversibly corrupt government that is endlessly funneling billions and billions of public money to the military-industrial complex and other lobbies - need some ego boost, they publish stuff mocking Putin/Russia/Russians in their newspapers, and a collective national rejoice follows. Further, the amount of demonizing of Russia during the 2016 presidential elections in the US is simply unprecedented, to say the least. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21]
  107. American and European establishment-supported news media outlets [particularly American] routinely spew out fabricated/fake/manufactured "news reports" that appear genuine but in fact are the opposite. These propaganda pieces are directed against either US' usual foreign adversaries - companies or unfriendly politicians of Iran, China, Russia, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, etc. - or domestic entities [like Donald Trump]. None of this is accidental or erroneous. This is deliberate and systemic. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
    1. Utterly made-up piece on Kaspersky by Bloomberg. When outright fabrication looks too shameless, even by the low standards of these outlets, these outlets resort to the usual "KGB or Putin link" in order to create FUD about and to hurt world-class Russian companies that are successfully making their mark on the globe. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
      1. As of May'17, the US government too is trying to spread FUD about Kaspersky, in order to financially hurt this world-leading Russian company. They're so obsessed with damaging and destroying Russia that perhaps they don't realize the depths to which they're sinking. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
      2. And they finally did it in Jul'17, once again after a Bloomberg story. They wanted some media support before announcing the ban, so it wouldn't look unexpected, so they made Bloomberg do a fake story to "prepare the public's mood" for the then-upcoming ban. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
      3. As of Sep'17, US politicians, intelligence agencies and news media outlets had been working hand-in-glove for some months to create a general perception of doubt and unease about Kaspersky products. When they concluded that they had successfully planted sufficient fear, actual bans by US stores such as Best Buy followed. It was all well-planned in advance. [link 1] [link 2]
    2. NYT, WaPo, etc., vigorously go down the path of such venomous, manufactured propaganda because it results in significant financial [page views] and political dividends/rewards for these nefarious outlets. What's not to like here? [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
      1. There's another, maybe the most important reason why these Western news media outlets are able to regularly spew venom without having to shut shop - any corrections/retractions that they publish, if at all, practically never reach those millions of people who read the original, fake versions. These outlets know all too well that there's no automatic/automated mechanism to alert news readers about a major retraction to the stories they previously read [in fact their business thrives on the very absence of such a mechanism]. The end result is that the hearts and minds of unsuspecting readers get coated with a strong layer of venomous propaganda, affecting their thoughts and actions in the exact way these venomous outlets intended. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
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  109. Q
  110. https://theintercept.com/2017/06/12/trump-saudi-arms-deal-secret-briefing-mcconnell-chris-murphy/
  111. US and Europe publicly make bold and regular proclamations regarding the need for "non-proliferation" of arms/weapons, the need to "rein in" terrorists by "cutting off" their supply lines, and so on, and yet when it's about reaping dirty profits or about realizing nefarious foreign policy goals, these hypocrite Westerners/Whites - Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, French, Germans, etc. - quietly sell and/or supply truckloads of all sorts of deadly weapons to terrorists as well as barbaric states such as Saudi Arabia and Israel. Also includes supplying MANPADS to the terrorists in Syria. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
    1. To add insult to injury, America annually releases a "compliance" report, in which, as expected, it accuses unfriendly nations of violating international sanctions/treaties regarding supply of weapons, while pretending as if its huge supplies of deadly weaponry to terrorists and barbaric nations doesn't even exist. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  112. It appears that there's a secret deal between the US and Israel about how the US is supposed to publicly respond/react to the activity of expansion of settlements by Israel. In the case of other nations, the US swiftly implements crushing sanctions and uses abusive rhetoric, but in the case of Israel's Jewish settlements, the US has carefully limited itself to occasional, verbal criticism, but absolutely no punitive measures. In the absence of any punishing steps, this hollow criticism is practically useless, and in fact strengthens the feeling that the US is purposely letting Israel bit-by-bit occupy Palestinian territory, fooling the world when US news media uses strong-sounding phrases like "US Slams Israel Again...", but doesn't focus the spotlight on the fact that the US is deliberately doing nothing impactful/meaningful to stop this ongoing illegal activity, leading to the logical conclusion that privately the US is in fact fully supportive of it. Privately, Israeli and US leaders likely share laughs over how they together succeed in fooling the world, signing deals that shower tens of billions of dollars upon Israel, while trapping the world in the illusion of fake criticism that America is "strongly condemning" Israel's settlement activity. This behavior of America is in direct contrast to the crushing criticism, sanctions and isolation that the US obsessively and compulsively applies on almost every other nation over just about anything that doesn't align with America's demands. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    1. The same can be seen in the relentless slaughter of civilians of Yemen by the Saudis, and the public response of US/UK. White man is publicly "expressing concern" about "growing civilian casualties" and "urging the Saudis" and also "reviewing its support for the Saudis" and so on, but in private its all about dirty business worth billions and deal-making and war profiteering and evil laughter about how they're getting rich off the murders of innocent Yemenis. All of this is pre-planned and nothing is happening by chance. US/UK and Saudis have well-crafted private deals that only occasional/mild public criticism will be done by the former - via newspapers or statements released - irrespective of how many the Saudis butcher, but no deals will be canceled and no sanctions will be enacted and the flow of weapons will continue unabated. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
    2. As of Sep'17, US ambassador to Israel said that the settlements are a part of Israel. Shows the true colors and intentions of America. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
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  114. [DRAFT] On one hand the UK talks about peace in the Middle East and the rights of the Palestinians and the need for a two-state solution, and on the other hand it has passed legislation to make it illegal for government-funded institutions and even student unions to boycott goods and services from Israeli companies that operate in the criminal and illegal settlements, something it wouldn't even dream of doing in the case of Russia and Crimea, even though the latter was a democratic secession and not an annexation/occupation. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
  115. Prompt and eager condemnations, pronouncements and sanctions as far as politically-charged issues are concerned [which target the usual suspects - China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, etc.], but complete and shocking silence on issues that involve hundreds of thousands of murders. [link 1]
    1. Eagerly passing anti-Russia laws such as the Magnitsky Act - which is in fact only an excuse for defaming and putting sanctions on Russia/Russians -  while keeping a surprising and shameful silence and lack of action on the prolific practice of mass executions by Saudi Arabia. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    2. Repeated condemnation of referendum-backed reunifications of Crimea with Russia [deliberately using incorrect terms "occupation" and "annexation"], but a complete silence on mass-murders in Iraq, Syria, etc. [link 1]
  116. [DRAFT] Careful, and apparently malign, inclusion or omission of facts and figures by Western news media, under the dubious excuse of newsworthiness - decided unilaterally by these MSM outlets - in order to influence the public's opinion and thus serve the West's foreign policy goals. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  117. American news media in particular and Western outlets in general routinely try to shift the reporting of a damning revelation from something that is embarrassing/harmful to America/West to something that shifts the blame on West's usual adversaries - Russia/Putin, Iran, North Korea, China, etc. Examples follow:
    1. When DNC's emails were leaked by unknown hackers/insiders, pro-Hillary Western media in general and pro-Hillary journalists specifically collectively and quickly started blaming Russia for the leaks, in essence using this blame as a decoy to mask Hillary's criminal acts from the public. Most of the discussion that followed in mainstream news media was about this fabricated/unproven Kremlin/Russian/Putin connection, and not about the actual contents of the leaks, which are/were highly damning for Hillary Clinton and reveal the depths of pond scum in her mind. Further, when more Hillary emails were leaked, Western news media either chose to simply not report on the contents of the leaks, or started reporting pro-Hillary or neutral points selectively, or once again limited themselves to blaming Russia/Putin/Kremlin for hacking into US systems, in order to distract the public from the deplorable misdeeds of Hillary. The most noteworthy thing here is that whatever emails WikiLeaks published, they all contain/contained the truth. But the discussion in the US isn't that the public has the right to know the truth, more so when it's so ugly, but it's about blaming Russia for trying to "influence" the election. Even today, in December, Obama continues to focus on this so-called Russian hacking, and not on the misdeeds and crimes of Hillary Clinton exposed in the leaked emails. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16]
      1. When the intelligence community leaked information about Donald Trump, the Republicans started going after those who leaked this information, and tried to divert attention away from the actual contents of the leaks. [link 1] [link 2]
      2. Even in May'17, Hillary Clinton shamelessly blames "the leak" of Podesta emails by "Russian Wikileaks" as one of the two major factors for her election loss, and shrewdly doesn't touch the criminal/near-criminal actions of her and her folks exposed in those leaked emails. [link 1]
    2. In Sep'16, when an unknown group of hackers released damning files from WADA proving the repeated and prolonged use of banned doping substances by American athletes, US news media heavyweights such as NYT and VOA [plus surprisingly even WADA itself!] quickly and collectively started beating the "Russian hackers" drum loudly and repeatedly, without giving any evidence, desperately trying to smokescreen the actual explosive story that banned substances were being used with impunity by American players! [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
    3. When Donald Trump gave an interview to RT's Larry King, Western media like WSJ, The Washington Post, etc., immediately pounced upon this and spinned it and starting beating the "Trump's interview to Kremlin's propaganda TV outlet" drum. Instead of focusing on and reporting Trump's actual message in that interview - because reporting that would make Trump look good and the media look bad. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    4. American media isn't giving adequate coverage to CIA leaks of Mar'17, and is instead fixated on insulting and spreading FUD about Donald Trump. [link 1]
  118. American news media complex demonizes foreign leaders/rulers as well as entire foreign countries by simply cutting-off direct access to the voices of those countries/leaders/rulers from the public. American dominance of news media consumption ensures that if they remove the original voices of these foreign countries/leaders/rulers from their news media publications, these voices become largely silent and practically nonexistent. They do not report statements/interviews from these countries/leaders/rulers. Instead, they only report - that also selectively - poisoned, distorted and out-of-context stuff about these countries/leaders/rulers, thus creating a demon-like image of these in the minds of [dumb] Americans. It's almost as if these Western outlets are saying that if you want to know about these countries/men, only we will provide you with the information. [link 1] [link 2]
  119. There's a general desire and tendency in West to belittle and discredit the innovators/inventors and their innovations/inventions of other nations, especially if they happen to be Russian or Chinese. Typical methods include mentioning in a "matter of fact" way that the Russians/Chinese steal/stole US military technology, without substantiating.
    1. A May'17 article in FT tries to portray China's C919 aircraft as heavily dependent on Western components [which it indeed is], rather than portraying this first flight as an achievement for the Chinese even if it depends a lot on Western-built components. With the title "Chinese aviation finally takes off with help from the west", FT doesn't even try to hide its anti-China bias. The article has an overall negative bias. [link 1]
      1. "...the Comac C919, has just completed its first test flight after Beijing decided to take a different path: buying parts from European and US aviation companies rather than stealing their technology."
    2. Americans want to believe and pretend that others cannot come up with advanced products, so as soon as someone makes something good, they quickly start crying "theft, stolen, theft". Examples include China's J-20 fighter aircraft. And as usual, this is "...according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts." and "...said defense and intelligence officials familiar with reports of the illicit tech transfer.". [link 1]
    3. American news media almost always refers to foreign technology companies and/or iconic products in terms of domestic American companies, like calling Yandex the "Google of Russia", Baidu the "Google of China", Youku the "YouTube of China", VKontakte a "Facebook clone", etc. West calling Tupolev's legendary Tu-144 "Concordski" is another example of how the West tries to discredit others' companies/products. Such references are belittling and offensive, particularly when the American company in question was a follower rather than the leader/pioneer. WSJ even went as far as to make an unsubstantiated and repugnant claim that Russian special forces are "modeled on" US special forces. Seems like whenever the Americans see greatness outside their own borders - and they frequently do - they desperately seem to want to imagine that the outsiders must've learnt this from them. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
      1. Oct'17: "Russia launches its own version of Amazon Alexa with ‘near-human levels’ of speech recognition" [link] and "Yandex introduces Alice, an Alexa-like assistant that speaks Russian" [link].
  120. It appears that Western news media has been given tacit instructions to either not report Russian technological achievements/breakthroughs/developments/innovations, or to report them in a highly negative and distorted light. Otherwise it cannot be just a coincidence that every single time Western media talks about Russian products/technology - for example aircraft, or Russia's space program - they somehow always have something negative to say. They never have any words of praise for Russia's homegrown technologies. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    1. Americans/British routinely call Russian rocket designs "dated" or "old", forgetting that the only way their men can reach the ISS is by begging for seats on Russia's workhorse rockets.
    2. "60 Years After First Satellite, Russian Space Program Faces Struggles". [link]
    3. "60 years after Sputnik, Russian space program faces troubles". [link]
  121. For the last at least few decades, mainstream Western news media outlets - all of which essentially serve as evil arms that support destructive US foreign policy - have regularly, repeatedly, cleverly and vigorously utilized op-eds as a tool to "legally" spew out truckloads of blatant lies, outrageous suggestions and naked propaganda to influence the minds, opinions and ultimately actions of the people of the world, under the shield of plausible deniability that reads something like "It's an opinion article by a distinguished/well-placed individual, and is thus free speech and his own thoughts.". These newspapers know all too well that op-eds fully influence the thinking of the readers, who normally cannot and do not "normalize" the information/propaganda/views presented in the op-ed by being aware of the biases of its author, and the same lies/propaganda coming repeatedly from several different outlets essentially makes most of the general public believe that the lie is in fact the truth. These newspapers cannot publish such vile and hateful suggestions and claims under their own names, so they resort to the "op-ed excuse". Scumbags like John McCain, whose regular disinformation/misinformation rhetoric would be difficult to defend as facts in a regular news article are given ample space to spit out pure poison via op-eds and so-called "guest columns". Also, in order to maximize the propaganda effect/impact of such op-eds, some outlets simultaneously publish some op-eds in more than one language. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  122. [DRAFT] Unprecedented demonization of Donald Trump and even his family by mainstream American news media, including [and especially] by heavyweights like NYT and The Washington Post, using yellow journalism methods in both ope-eds and regular news articles. Several methods/tactics are being used here - not reporting Hillary Clinton's numerous past and present wrongdoings, supporting and justifying her wrongdoings like the "basket of deplorables" comment, amplifying and criticizing every little or large bit about Donald Trump, whether it be his actions or his words. Plus creating and spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt [FUD] about Trump, humanizing Hillary Clinton by fondly and positively presenting her childhood, her youth, her college life, her family, and so on, as if she is a saint and as if she already is the President, generally portraying her in positive light, etc.. This only goes on to give confidence to any sane person that these so-called flagship news media outlets have fully prostituted themselves to the Clintons, and that they're applying all their force to brainwash the American public into choosing Hillary. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21] [link 22] [link 23] [link 24] [link 25] [link 26] [link 27]
  123. Western news media outlets, politicians and think tanks are careful to always mention and also emphasize the terms "Kremlin-funded", "Kremlin-financed", "Russian propaganda outlet", "Kremlin-owned", "Russian state-owned", "state-controlled", "Putin-owned", etc., when quoting or referring to Russian global news outlets such as RT and Sputnik. The same vocabulary is used for Syria's SANA, but Western outlets don't use such biased, loaded and suggestive terms for the vast Western state-sponsored media propaganda complex operating globally, that includes BBC, Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Alhurra TV, Radio Mashaal, Radio Azadi, Radio y Televisión Martí, Radio Sawa, Radio Farda, etc. And this point does not include the heavy pro-Western, anti-Russia biases that have completely infected prominent Western news media outlets such as NYT, CNN, Fox News, BBC, etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18]
    1. "Negotiations are underway between Ankara and Moscow for the supply of S-400 air defence missile systems to the Turkish Armed Forces, Russian state-controlled press has reported." [link 1]
    2. "PRODUCERS at RT, the Kremlin-financed media weapon formerly known as “Russia Today”, must have been glowing." [link 1]
  124. [DRAFT] Use of psychological warfare by US and its allies against other countries such as North Korea, including through radio, loudspeakers, balloons, etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  125. Even the Skytrax ratings of world's airlines are infected with Western foreign policy ambitions, something clearly visible in the "world's worst airline" title that has been repeatedly awarded to North Korea's flag carrier, Air Koryo - which is actually a fine airline and is clearly not the world's worst for anyone who is even slightly familiar with the world's airlines and commercial aviation in general. The real intention behind this "award" by this UK company is to further hurt and humiliate North Korea - sort of an additional lever to exert pressure on the West's perennial adversaries. [link 1]
  126. [DRAFT] Racist and xenophobic mocking of the looks/physique of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by even high-profile news media outlets of the West, without considering the animal-like looks, behavior and actions of their own leaders. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  127. The official - though unadmitted - CIA/Pentagon/US policy is to assassinate/kill, fire, harass, imprison, intimidate, spy upon, or otherwise punish those journalists, newspapers, or officials who turn themselves into whistleblowers, who dare to report/reveal America's actions and information that are contrary to the doctored/fabricated/propaganda version of events that the United States wants to plant in the minds of the world [or who attempt to expose one or more of America's innumerable barbaric crimes and misdeeds]. The objective behind this mistreatment is to warn and discourage future whistleblowers, by demonstrating to them the pain and suffering that would come with certainty if they dared to blow the whistle on America. Folks include Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, and Jeffrey Sterling. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21] [link 22]
    1. It's very noteworthy here that US simply doesn't talk about the revelations themselves, instead driving the discussion towards the act of disclosure/whistleblowing of its classified information. Even when the disclosed information contains revelations about cruel, barbaric and illegal actions committed by US, US doesn't talk about this aspect, trying to divert the world's attention to illegality of the act of disclosure, rather than the illegality of US' acts disclosed in the disclosures.
    2. Journalists, politicians, etc., in the US openly call for the killing of Julian Assange, including by using "illegal" methods. [link 1]
    3. As of Oct'17, likely as a result of US government pressure, Google [quietly] removed RT's YouTube channel from its premium ad service. So much for America's freedom of speech and freedom of press. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  128. [DRAFT] Covert as well as overt censorship, harassment, obstruction, or even outright murders of journalists or news media outlets that do not align with the West's anti-Iran, anti-Islam, anti-Putin, anti-Russia foreign policy, for example, cutting off the bank accounts of RT's UK operations, or equating Russia's RT and Sputnik with Daesh/IS/ISIL/ISIS. And this happens even as the West shamelessly trumpets its "steadfast" support for "freedom of speech", "journalistic freedom", etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
  129. [DRAFT] Using behavioral/psychological methods and tools to affect and alter the thinking, opinions and decisions of the public [link 1] [link 2]
  130. [DRAFT] An all-encompassing and uncontrolled military-industrial complex, an obscene "defense" budget that dwarfs the spending of next several heavyweight countries combined, and America's perpetual war machine that hungrily waits - and works behind the scenes - for the next war, the next conflict, the next opportunity to exhaust existing weapons on butchering innocents so that new stock can be ordered and trillions can be embezzled. Further, audits of Pentagon's budget have regularly revealed several trillion dollars unaccounted for, clearly pointing to massive corruption and embezzlement of funds on a scale like seen never before in the history of the world. Another noteworthy point here is that no prominent mainstream news media outlet - NYT, WaPo, etc. - report on this. This isn't accidental :-) [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14]
    1. The thirst, the lust, the green is insatiable. It can never be quenched. [link 1]
    2. Refusal by private corporations - Boeing, GE - to release emails related to Hillary Clinton and the US State Department. Of course those emails contain naked details about the true motives behind those huge "donations" given to the Clinton Foundation. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  131. [DRAFT] Animal cruelty [link 1] [link 2]
  132. [DRAFT] Britain's/Winston Churchill's holocaust in Bengal/India, comprising famine, loot and starvation [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  133. [DRAFT] 1986 illegal bombing of Libya and attempted assassination of its leader, Muammar Gaddafi [link 1]
  134. [DRAFT] Systemic and prolific attempts to assassinate heads of state and other world leaders who refuse to bow down to American hegemony [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. [DRAFT] Olaf Palme, Uwe Barschel and William Colby. [link 1] [link 2]
  135. [DRAFT] Indiscriminate, illegal, merciless and relentless bombing of civilians [including women and children], infrastructure, hospitals, and even wedding envoys and funerals (!) in Yemen by a barbaric Saudi-led and US-armed/US-supplied/US-supported nexus, and an opposition to international inquiry by the UNHRC into human rights violations/war crimes. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19] [link 20] [link 21] [link 22]
    1. What can be more hypocritical than Saudi Arabia "donating" USD 67 million in "humanitarian assistance" to Yemen, the country it itself bombed, raped and slaughtered? America is quiet, of course. Imagine if Russia had done this to Yemen. Imagine America's reactions. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  136. [DRAFT] West's - and particularly America's - obsessive and thunderous pronouncements about fighting terrorism globally but a strange silence on Saudi Arabia's and Qatar's well-known and well-publicized support to terrorists destabilizing Syria, actions that should've earned Saudi and Qatar a real place on the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. What's more, America itself is heavily arming the terrorists in Syria, in order to destabilize and ultimately breakup the Arab Republic. As an extension of these objectives, the US is also directly hitting and killing Syrian Arab Army soldiers, hiding behind the excuse of "a mistake". [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11]
  137. It appears that there are multiple centers of power within the US government. So while the White House might [publicly] claim a certain position and strategy, it's both likely that America's CIA is running its own operations with its own agendas, that are directly opposite of White House's publicly stated positions and strategy - possibly without consultation with or consent of the White House.
    1. For example, as of Sep'17, while the President of the US publicly thunders that he's out to eliminate Daesh/IS/ISIL/ISIS from the Earth, other organs of the US are simultaneously supporting and saving these very terrorists. [link 1] [link 2]
  138. [DRAFT] NATO and US expressing "solidarity" with Turkey over alleged and unproven violation of Turkish airspace by Russian fighter jets, while maintaining complete silence and numbness on the habitual, obsessive and proven violation of Greek airspace by Turkish planes  [link 1] [link 2]
  139. [DRAFT] Another example of double-standards and hypocrisy - no US or EU sanctions on the decades-old occupation of Northern Cyprus by Turkey, yet repeated rounds of economic and military sanctions on Russia over the referendum-backed democratic secession of Crimea to Russia [link 1] [link 2]
  140. [DRAFT] Afghanistan [link 1]
  141. [DRAFT] Misuse of the location of UN headquarters in the US for geopolitical goals [through visas, etc.], plus blocking several key positions in the body [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  142. [DRAFT] Using various charities, civil society groups, non-profits, aid groups, NGOs, etc., such as USAID or those run by George Soros, among scores of others, to achieve political and foreign policy objectives - including regime change and spreading of political instability - behind the covers of humanitarian assistance, promoting democracy, giving aid, etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9]
  143. [DRAFT] Conversion of the US into a fascist oligarchy [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
  144. US frequently criticizes and discredits elections in other nations, and complains that those nations have less choices for voters, voting fraud, etc.. It never, however, mentions that in the US there are practically only two political parties and the foreign policy of these two is essentially identical - perpetual wars. It doesn’t also mention that it itself doesn’t allow foreign monitors to monitor its presidential polls. Also, nominees of only these two major parties are normally invited to presidential debates, virtually kicking out any other candidates. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  145. [DRAFT] Repeated direct/indirect financial, political and social interference in the elections of other nations - such as in Nicaragua in 1984, or the desire to rig the 2006 Palestinian elections - including through misreporting/misrepresentation of events and facts by rotten news media. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  146. [DRAFT] Lobbying, which is just a fancy name for you-pay-us-we-support-you bribery/corruption done legally and publicly and with the blessing of the nation's courts/laws - for example in the case of owning and openly carrying guns - has given rise to powerful lobbies like NRA that practically control and run today's America. Add to this America's fancy bribes-in-elections vehicle called "Super PACs" that the US Supreme Court has enabled. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15]
  147. Cozy yet covert/unreported relationships between US government and large US companies [such as Google], involving heavy use of revolving door, akin to friends with benefits. The line between government and private corporations is disappearing in America. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    1. Similarly, between pharmaceutical companies and news media outlets, leading to favorable reporting or suppressed reporting of adverse facts. [link 1]
  148. [DRAFT] America's Republican lawmakers - all of whom are likely well-funded/well-bribed by the military-industrial complex to funnel trillions of dollars of public's money into the black-hole-like coffers of these barbaric private corporations - voted down an amendment to produce an accounting estimate for the costs of America's decades-long nuclear modernization program, a clear indicator that these corrupt and bribed-to-the-throat rodents want to quietly and covertly embezzle public's money towards defense contractors without the inconveniences of scrutiny or public debate [link 1] [link 2]
  149. Privatization of activities/facilities/works that were traditionally handled by the government ["public"]. Sale of public property/land/parks/roads to for-profit private corporations by governments. [link 1]
  150. It's funny that US politicians - Obama, Hillary, etc. - use the words 'equality' and 'exceptionalism' in the same breath and the same sentence. Hardcore folks in the US talk about this so-called 'American exceptionalism' as if it's something real. It isn't. Self-declared claims that America is somehow exceptional and that other nations "look to America for leadership" are convenient covers to allow US to butcher millions of innocents in other nations with impunity, to wage endless/merciless wars, to extra-judicially slaughter anyone anywhere based on "intelligence" that the US won't ever show, to steal other nations' oil and resources, to capture anyone anywhere and jail/torture them for as long as they want, etc. Basically the US thinks of itself as over and above international law/norms. In reality, this is merely an extreme case of jingoism and supremacism. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  151. [DRAFT] A perennial attitude of, and obsession with colonialism, conquest, control, destruction, dominance, expansion, exploitation, imperialism, invasion, leadership, taming, theft. Plus direct killings of millions of innocent civilians in dozens of nations attacked/invaded by the US, many times as a result of official US policy of killing civilians. What's more, these invasions and wars are nicely packaged under the most hilarious moniker possible - "Responsibility to Protect", or the benign-sounding "US stewardship", which is in reality just a new set of rules created by the West to make West's barbaric invasions of African and Middle Eastern nations appear legal, moral and even essential under international law. Of course, the same dubious doctrine hasn't been invoked/used to wage an annihilating war on Israel and its leadership, to protect the Palestinian people. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16] [link 17] [link 18] [link 19]
    1. US routinely displays arrogance by using words and statements like "US demands" or "we demand", as if it has any legal authority to demand anything from another sovereign nation. [link 1] [link 2]
    2. White man's burden - in May'17, after the WannaCry ransomware attack, some in the US are asking why US isn't "doing more" to stop such global attacks. As if America's NSA didn't create this nefarious weapon! [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    3. "The United States is the moral conscience of the world.". The butcher nation which slaughters thousands of innocents annually has the stunning arrogance to make such claims. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    4. It's good to see that China - the next superpower - is already using its financial firepower to tame, control and milk many of the former European colonial powers. From Chinese standpoint, Greece "is available". So are Spain, Portugal, Hungary and others. The tide is turning and those who were colonized will continue rising. [link 1]
  152. Whites have, for centuries now, invaded other nations and lands in order to loot the valuable natural resources on these other nations/lands. Be it crude oil, natural gas, metals/minerals, precious metals, diamonds, or other resources. In their quest for collecting/occupying/owning these resources, Whites have waged merciless wars on the native people of these other nations/lands. This theft didn't really ever end, and it continues to this day, with prominent modern day victims being Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
    1. [DRAFT] Theft of billions of dollars worth of diamonds, maybe trillions, by Germans and other Europeans, as well as European companies such as De Beers, from Namibia. This wealth belonged and belongs to the Namibians. The present-day wealth, prosperity and riches of the so-called "developed" Europeans are basically a result of their global loot spanning centuries. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    2. America planned invasion of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE/Abu Dhabi, solely to militarily occupy their territories and to steal their oilfields and oil. This is exactly what a thief does. Except that in this case, the theft would've been on a global scale. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
  153. Brain drain and its relation to transfer of intellectual property and technology, "forced" or otherwise: Brain drain of highly skilled and gifted people to the US is a massive, continuing loss for countries all over the world. Yet no country has enacted legislation to stop permanent transfer of intelligent and innovative people to other nations. US benefits tremendously from this situation and makes sure that the status quo is maintained. However, US doesn't want to allow its firms to sell themselves or their IP to companies of other countries, especially Chinese. When there's no restriction on free movement of intellectual people, why does the US object to the free movement of intellectual property [created in part by those same people who've moved from other nations in the first place]? [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  154. A good example of the double-standards and hypocrisy of US is its regular complaints about limits to market access in other nations, while it itself regularly conducts protectionism under various covers - antitrust law, national security, etc. The US cunningly uses terms and words in a way so that it looks legitimate and doesn't look like it's doing protectionism. In reality, Western companies just cannot compete on price with the lower costs of Asian workforce, and they desperately resort to politics, FUD, and propaganda to create excuses to eliminate competition coming from Asian firms. Example follow below. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10]
    1. Application of Norwegian Air for an airline license.
    2. Takeover of GE Appliances by Electrolux of Sweden.
    3. Barring Huawei from the US market under the guise of national security. In reality, US doesn't want to send profits to China and it doesn't want to give Huawei the bragging rights of having US government as its customer.
    4. Barring Lenovo products [Oct'16] under the same national security excuse. Perhaps the US itself is so extremely morally corrupted that it can't fathom that anyone else won't do the evil things that it itself does, hence the fear of Lenovo products including Chinese spying gear inside. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
    5. Tariffs/taxes imposed on Chinese steel under the guise of "harm/injury to US steel industry", "unfair practices", etc.
      1. If harming a country's certain industry or industries makes imposition of duties/levies/tariffs legitimate, most countries would levy such taxes for all those industries where US companies dominate and "harm/injure" local players. Think of the crushing dominance that many US firms such as Google have in so many countries, clearly damaging local players. Would the US object to this?
  155. [DRAFT] Invasion of Grenada, 1983 [link 1]
  156. [DRAFT] Awards to, celebrations for, decoration of, and honors to officials with war crimes and truckloads blood of innocents on their hands [e.g., Iran Air Flight 655], rather than investigations, prosecutions and punishments. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
  157. In America, people from the common public are aggressively prosecuted and jailed for even small offences, sometimes after decades of continuing investigations and search. Many rot in jails for years without any charges. However, those who are financially and/or politically powerful are not investigated or prosecuted, and the entire public, as well as law enforcement, lawmakers and judiciary see this naked dance of power right in front of their eyes, yet no one does anything. Welcome to America, where Hillary Clinton cleverly used a private email server - officially for government use but in reality to conduct all sorts of her dirty acts with sufficient secrecy and control. Despite clear and sufficient evidence of deliberate criminal wrongdoing on this wicked woman's part, nothing will happen to her because she's part of a powerful and well-connected establishment/family. In fact, attempts are being made to point fingers at those who sent emails to her, and not on her who illegally set up a private email service to scrub/shred her crimes. Similarly, Bill Clinton blatantly violated America's election laws in Mar'16, but he won't be arrested or prosecuted for crimes that were recorded on cameras. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12] [link 13] [link 14] [link 15] [link 16]
    1. Hillary Clinton received debate questions in advance. Cheating and lying are ways of life for the Clintons. And whether or not there is evidence for this, CNN did have a hand in those questions reaching Clinton. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
  158. USA has hundreds and hundreds of military bases all over the world, stuffed with tens of thousands of men and also all sorts of military aircraft, yet it vehemently accuses other, peaceful countries - which have no or few outposts abroad - of "aggression", "destabilization", "escalation", "provocation", "threats", etc. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8] [link 9] [link 10] [link 11] [link 12]
  159. NATO has continued to move towards Russia, slowly but steadily surrounding it, and in response/self-defence when Russia stations its troops and equipment on Russia's own borders, NATO nations cry out loud about Russia placing military assets close to "NATO borders", carefully not mentioning the crucial fact that it's NATO that's moving NATO borders and offensive weaponry closer to Russia, militarily threatening it and requiring ["asking for"] a response. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  160. [DRAFT] Psychic numbing and desensitization of general public in the West, leading to a lack of meaningful public opposition to West's endless wars and butchering of millions of innocents all around the world [link 1] [link 2]
  161. [DRAFT] Complete, merciless and utter destruction of the rich, prosperous and peaceful state of Libya and its people, from a powerful, stable and progressive nation state into a total chaotic mayhem by Americans and Western Europeans, under the pretext of supporting democracy and ousting a dictator, whereas the real motives were maintaining the hegemony of US dollar by annihilating the pan-African "Gold Dinar" project and its backers, funneling shitload of public money to the military-industrial complex, stealing Libya's oil and other valuable national/natural assets and resources such as gold/silver , and much more [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  162. [DRAFT] Desperate desire and efforts by many US - and to some extent European - lawmakers and federal agencies to get anti-encryption/data-collection/spying/surveillance legislation passed, using tactics such as spreading fake and/or hypothetical examples/FUD, amplifying attacks, and so on. What's more, there seems to be almost an actual desire to see terrorist attacks on Continental USA or Europe - as if both lawmakers, weapons companies and private contractors eagerly wait for such events - so as to create an irrefutable pretext to pass such anti-privacy laws. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6]
  163. The West in general and America in particular are so viciously anti-Russian, anti-Soviet and anti-Putin that they will go to any extent possible to harm and hurt Russia and Vladimir Putin. This hatred appears to be obsessive, compulsive, and perennial, as if it's deeply rooted directly in the blood and genes of Americans. In the pursuit of this extreme hatred, America quickly befriends anyone and everyone who can be of help in hurting Russia and Putin - like Ukraine, or like the terrorists in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. Like a blood-thirsty witch, America goes after everyone who exhibits behavior that seems even remotely friendly to Russia, even if these countries/people happen to be its allies. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7] [link 8]
    1. This deep-rooted hatred of the West for Russia manifests itself in even the daily, routine news media content that the West produces, such as articles about foods, nightlife, travel, etc. Usually you'll find zero or few suggestions about Russian places, Russian foods, Russian clubs, Russian drinks, etc., in Western articles that talk about important/interesting stuff in the world. This ain't a coincidence. It isn't like nature didn't endow America's foes Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, etc., or that there aren't great things here. [link 1]
    2. When Syria's Assad refused to allow an anti-Russia Qatari pipeline through Syrian soil, America felt no hesitation in butchering hundreds of thousands of Syrians in order to carry out its pipeline plans. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5]
    3. In Oct'17, Johns Hopkins University canceled its Russian major program. Seems like geopolitics was at play. America apparently doesn't want too many Americans to learn the Russian language, or else these Russian-literate folks would read Russian news media and would come to know things that American media carefully isn't reporting. [link 1] [link 2]
  164. [DRAFT] Western news media and also lawmakers/politicians have regularly opined and whined that Ukraine needs to be decoupled economically and culturally from Russia - Ukraine needs to be provided with alternative sources of gas/energy, and Ukraine needs to get other export destinations for its defence products - yet these venomous entities never talk about similarly banning America or Europe from contracts in Iraq, Libya and other countries that the West destroyed [link 1] [link 2]
  165. [DRAFT] Imprisonment/prisons [link 1] [link 2]
  166. Deliberate, malicious and vigorous actions/attempts to rewrite history. Both US government and its news media complex are involved in this evil activity. Methods include outright alteration of established historical facts/information, emphasizing those historical events and people that strengthen America's image, withholding information about those events/people that make others look nice, withholding critical pieces of information from historians/journalists/public under the pretext of classified material or national security, denying access to embarrassing material under various pretexts, reporting partially/selectively, downplaying the positive role of non-Western nations, etc. [link 1] [link 2]
    1. USSR defeated Nazi Germany, and sacrificed a staggering ~27-28 million Soviet lives for this. However, the USA carefully never acknowledges, recognizes or mentions this immense Soviet contribution, because that would lift the image of Russians on the global stage in the present day, and would partially negate the massive anti-Russian/anti-Soviet propaganda efforts and "investments" made by US. It quietly tries to let this sacrifice die, so that people slowly start believing that it was the Americans who defeated Nazi Germany. [link 1] [link 2]
    2. Destruction of Red Army monuments by Poland, likely at the orders of US, to erase the contributions of Red Army and USSR from the minds of people. [link 1] [link 2]
    3. US creates fanfare about its Moon landings, but carefully never mentions mankind's first triumph - Yuri Gagarin's groundbreaking flight into outer space. The massive control US has over media ensures that the world talks about and celebrates the American Moon landings much more than the first outer space flight by the Soviet Union.
  167. [DRAFT] Adopting and pushing the allies-licking term "Arabian Gulf" instead of the accepted and historical term "Persian Gulf", as part of nefarious attempts to culturally and historically weaken states considered unfriendly, and to rewrite history. [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4] [link 5] [link 6] [link 7]
  168. [DRAFT] Mass rapes - including gang rapes - of pre-teen and teen girls as well as women of all ages by all Western soldiers in every country where these armies have waged wars [link 1]
  169. It appears that instead of holding Google accountable, and instead of exposing Google's quite obvious and visible evil deeds, Western news media is actually trying to save Google from prosecution by publishing articles that downplay Google's evil steps and try to spin the European/Russian investigations as politically-motivated against American technology giants rather than outcomes of actual, real actions of Google and others [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  170. Isn't it hilarious that the West first itself creates catastrophic crises to feed the coffers of its military-industrial complexes - such as the meltdown of Libya, rise of ISIL/ISIS, destruction of Iraq, mayhem in Syria, bombing of Yemen, truckloads of migrants, etc. - and later gives away awards and prizes such as the Pulitzer to its own photographers, etc., for "excellent" coverage of these Western-made crises, that "moved" and "touched" the people! [link 1] [link 2] [link 3] [link 4]
    1. Not to forget that Western slaughter and destruction of Syria has been termed a "civil war" by the West. World's peoples now believe that whatever's going on in Syria is a civil war, unaware that billions of dollars of cash and weapons pumped by the West and its allies are responsible for this artificial/manufactured rebellion in the erstwhile-peaceful nation. Thankfully, the current version of the article on civil war on Wikipedia doesn't mention the word Syria. [link 1]