‘We’re on edge of large war in MidEast’ – Daniel Ellsberg


“With Washington wading into another war in the Middle East, one iconic US whistleblower says Americans are being kept in the dark about the risks of the latest intervention. And he called for more people to spill the beans, as RT’s Ameera David reports.”

‘We’re on edge of large war in MidEast’ – Daniel Ellsberg to RT

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  1. The Israeli government advised Kerry and Indyk that it has no intention of allowing a Palestinian state. It responded to their willingness to talk with a unity Palestinian government by attacking Gaza and stepping up West Bank colonization.

    What’s the US to do, in order to follow Israel’s direction? Start a new war, which provides cover for Israel to step up the pace of its “slow genocide” of Palestinians (term used by many Israelis).

    The option of disagreeing with Israel and pursuing an independent policy does not exist, for the US. That continues to be the real story: that the US is effectively a colony of Israel when it comes to Mideast matters.

  2. Little to no mention in our mainstream news outlets that the U.S. has been supplying Syrian rebels with arms etc for several years now

  3. Perhaps we have few whistleblowers today because organizations are so huge and jobs are highly specialized. If a worker is a tiny cog in a corporate or political organization that has 10,000+ employees, he or she is likely to have a highly specialized job that provides only a peephole view into what the organization as a whole is doing.

    Here’s a link to an investigation by the Washington Post on the size of the US intelligence apparatus:
    link to projects.washingtonpost.com

    A U.S. intelligence worker may be an IT systems analyst who spends his or her whole career on one component of one particular project. It’s like working in a forest spending your time inside a tent placed at the base of tree where you shift through a 6” by 6” patch of soil to find and list types of microscopic bacteria. If that is all that you do, and if, when you lift your head, you see nothing beyond you but the grey paneling of your cubicle “tent”, then you can’t see what the greater “forest” of the company is doing.

    In fact, you may know only as much about the overall scope of the company as what the public knows because that’s all HR gives you during your introduction to the workplace. Many Americas work like ants or honeybees, each busily doing a highly specialized little job, with only a general idea of how their work fits into the greater mission of their company and with no ability to provide meaningful input to employers at higher levels. (Cue Pink Floyd’s song “Another Brick In The Wall”)

    How can a worker blow a whistle if it’s impossible for that worker to see the larger misdeed that their work makes possible?

  4. Garikai Chenghu notes in CounterPunch here
    link to counterpunch.org that:

    “air strikes in Syria and economic sanctions on Iran have everything to do with Israel. The goal is to deprive Israel’s neighboring enemies, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Palestine’s Hamas, of crucial Syrian and Iranian support.”

    “The so-called “War on Terror” should be seen for what it really is: a pretext for maintaining a dangerously oversized U.S. military. The two most powerful groups in the U.S. foreign policy establishment are the Israel lobby, which directs U.S. Middle East policy, and the Military-Industrial-Complex, which profits from the former group’s actions.

    “In 1997, a U.S. Department of Defense report stated, ‘the data show a strong correlation between U.S. involvement abroad and an increase in terrorist attacks against the U.S.’ Truth is, the only way America can win the ‘War On Terror’ is if it stops giving terrorists the motivation and the resources to attack America. Terrorism is the symptom; American imperialism in the Middle East is the cancer. Put simply, the War on Terror is terrorism; only, it is conducted on a much larger scale by people with jets and missiles.”

    This is another endless war solely for Israel, run by the US oligarchy, who control the mass media and elections with money from Israel.

  5. The first casualty of war is the truth. Why should “the war on terror” be any different? The recent removal of Fernando del Rincon from CNN en Español is a sign that somebody’s doing something right…

  6. Corporate-controlled media wants this renewed conflict BAD!

    Reminiscent of the run-up before a previous administration invading some random country in the region for no rational reason.

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