The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues apace, unmanned drones and manned aircraft bomb men, women,and children here, there, and everywhere, conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed the lives of some 5.4 million people since 1998 and the mainstream media, our manufactures of consent, find it hardly worth reporting.
There is Iran bashing, Putin bashing, and bashing, bashing, bashing, and, even if they throw in the truth from time to time and actually provoke some sort of tentative cognitive engagement on our part with the topic at hand, it is done in such a way that we don’t really ask the right questions.
‘The Daily Telegraph’ outlined “how Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists” and even points out that: “A state that partly owns 1 Hyde Park, London’s most expensive apartment block, and the Shard, the city’s tallest building, is working with people who would gladly destroy Western society.” Read it and digest it. It’s true
Still, the questions can be asked and at the time of my writing this there is nothing to stop us asking them. A Norwegian report contends that Turkey is responsible for buying ISIS oil. Not a new story and might there be something in it and, if there is, “Did the Turkish military enter Mosul to Protect its Oil Trade?” Indeed, we can even read a report in ‘The Daily Telegraph’ on “how Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists”.
Indeed here alone to get us chewing the cud and we must come to the conclusion that Qatar funds ISIS and Turkey buys oil from the “Islamic State” and, if it is not enough, Israel continues to ethnically cleanse Palestine, the CIA was behind Maidan and Assad is right when he blames “Western countries allied with despotic regional ones and Israel for turning Syria into a cauldron of violence, chaos, terrorism and Islamic extremism.”
However, the mainstream media doesn’t follow up on the stories that really matter and that narrative is interrupted by a new one which, even if it cannot be substantiated, becomes more important, because it seems closer to us.
New Year’s Eve in Vienna and, with heightened terror fears, the Police presence was everywhere to be seen. Still, at least the celebrations were not interrupted because of an alert that came from some obscure source that is never going to be revealed. Not so fortunate in Munich, however, and the news flashed in front of me on the Viennese tram on told me that the French security passed a warning onto the authorities in the Bavarian capital, even if, the news later that evening was to point out that the source of the warning was the Americans while the following morning it was the Iraqi security services. Munich Central Station and the station in Pasing evacuated, no terrorists found, but let’s not complain. After all, better safe than sorry.
It is as difficult to follow up on the recent incident in Munich as it is on the bombings in Paris and the supposed death of Osama bin Laden and, indeed, on numerous other incidents and that is how it is to be in this new orwellian world. Nevertheless, we are not quite there yet and there are a lot of stories out there that can still be investigated and if we do that we might be on the right road to getting to the bottom of things elsewhere too and, if we get to the bottom of things, we might just stop the slide into total war and total surveillance. However, questions have to be asked and they have to be asked now.