April 22, 2014
|Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com|
Painting by Anthony
Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq.
Media coverage of Syria and Ukraine is as bad as it was of the Iraq war … or worse.
Indeed, it is largely the same knuckleheads in government and in media who are pushing the lies.
Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry notes today that some of the core Iraq war lies, Syria lies and lies about Ukraine were all penned by New York Times reporter Michael Gordon:
There is now a pattern to New York Times “investigative” stories that seek to pin the blame on some nefarious foreign enemy, as in the 2002 article on Iraq buying aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges; the 2013 “vector analysis” tracing sarin-laden rockets to a Syrian military base; and now a photographic analysis proving that Russian soldiers are behind unrest in eastern Ukraine.
All these stories draw hard conclusions from very murky evidence while ignoring or brushing aside alternative explanations. They also pile up supportive acclamations for their conclusions from self-interested sources while treating any doubters as rubes. And, these three articles all involved reporter Michael R. Gordon.