Monday, February 27, 2012

The Economic Crisis and Iran: Regenerating Global Capitalism

CounterPunch
by Ben Schreiner

On February 21, to great media fanfare, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the 13,000 mark for the first time since the 2008 collapse.  Appearing on NBC’s Today Show the following morning, Jim “Bear Sterns is not in trouble” Cramer jubilantly prophesied “the future is better than the past.”  A more ominous indication of lurking economic peril is perhaps difficult to imagine.

Manufactured Disgust and Imperial Cynicism

Dissident Voice/Global Research
by Ben Schreiner

Since failing to win United Nations Security Council backing for “regime change” in Syria, Washington and its lackeys in the corporate media have been unrelenting in voicing their great moral outrage at both the violence of the Assad regime and the seeming indifference to it all by the likes of Russia and China.  Washington is no doubt long in forgetting those that thwart the will of the “international community.”  After all, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated, the “travesty” of the Russian and Chinese veto left the entire Security Council “neutered.” 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Furnishing War With Iran at Any Cost

Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

It took all of one hour after simultaneous attacks targeted Israeli diplomats on Monday in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Georgia for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to conclude his investigation.  As Netanyahu thundered with typical bravado: “Iran is behind these attacks.  It is the biggest exporter of terror in the world.”

Thursday, February 16, 2012

War Propaganda's Triumph: U.S. Public Opinion on Iran

Global Research
by Ben Schreiner
 
A recent series of polls gauging U.S. public opinion on Iran and its nuclear program shed light on the enduring strength of the American propaganda machine.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

US Thwarted at the UN: Imperial Ambitions Persevere

Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

To Washington’s great chagrin, the attempt to impose “regime change” in Syria under the auspices of a United Nations Security Council resolution fell apart Saturday, thwarted by the double veto of Russia and China. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sacrificing the Truth: The Media and Iran

Dissident Voice
by Ben Schreiner

The isolationist Senator Hiram Johnson once remarked, “The first casualty when war comes is the truth.”  And so, as the West’s “covert war” (or campaign of terror) against Iran continues, drawing military confrontation ever-closer in the process, we find the truth repeatedly sacrificed upon the altar of militarist propaganda.