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Friday, 18 July 2014

The hypocrisy of the United States

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/malaysia-airlines-crash-flight-recorder-found-as-anger-at-russia-mounts-live-updates


 MH17 crash: flight recorder found as anger at Russia mounts: US criticises Russia for arming rebels



The wreckage of Boeing 777 flight MH17



"US criticises Russia for arming rebels"
The hypocrisy of the US State Department, Congress and the Whitehouse has been a source of constant amazement to me and no doubt to others over many years. This latest piece of US duplicity criticises Russia for "arming rebels" when for over three years, (and still continuing today), the United States has been pouring weapons, ammunition, supplies and money into the so called Free Syrian Army and other rebel factions in Syria including the now much condemned ISIS, in their struggle against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus.
Why is it that when the State Department "official" or Kerry, or Clinton, or Biden, or any of the other mendacious individuals who seem to populate the corridors of power in Washington, come to the podium and spew out these absurdities, that they are never challenged by audience, reporters or media pundits?
It is as though the media become unable to move or to understand that what they are seeing and hearing is no more than a mirage with sound emanating from the podium trying to convince them that white is black and black is white.
There is a collective acceptance that what is being fed to them is true, and the fact that it comes from the Americans means that it has an even greater degree of authenticity.
It is unfortunate and extremely sad that there are a great many people around the world who also believe that if "the US" says something, now matter how hypocritical it may appear, then it must be true and the explanation of the apparent contradiction is accepted as eminently plausible.
It seems that the American jury, judge and appeal court has already pronounced a verdict on the circumstances and fate of the Boeing 777 flight MH17, well in advance of any official findings.
Russia is to blame and hypocrisy of the US will always find a way of emphasising it.