Fully in sync with this burgeoning co-opted form of US government funded, imperialist “socialism,” and long known for their turn around in the direction shilling for US military support for US “regime change” imperialism and exceptionalism are Twin Cities locals Andy Berman and Terry Burke. No surprise then that Burke produced a veritable hit list of prominent antiwar, anti-US militarism writers and news sites, including Blumenthal, in her Russia-demonizing screed “Russiagate, Syria and the Left” Her hit list of journalists also included Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Norman Solomon, Chris Hedges, Stephen Cohen, Aaron Mate, Paul Street in Counterpunch, and Katie Halper from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
In accusing all of these and other journalists of disinformation and dividing the Left, she admits trusting former FBI Director Mueller, despite his lengthy sordid track record over the award-winning journalists. Aaron Mate, whose research and interviews have repeatedly called into question the existence of any actual evidence for the Democrats’ and mainstream media’s claims of Russian meddling and who just published a factually detailed autopsy of Mueller’s Report as “Undercutting Its Own Core Russia-Meddling Claims” had no trouble, however, rightfully attributing blame for the terrible ongoing disinformation squarely on pro-Syria proxy war, pro-New Cold War, imperialism proponents like Burke and her ilk, calling her attacks an “incoherent smear piece that actually shows how we’ve been divided by a substantial disinformation effort originating w/ pro-New Cold War, pro-Syria proxy war Western pundits…” —Coleen Rowley
“It’s hard to see how anyone who’s done even a limited investigation of war on syria can believe the Burkian nonsense… “ A comment on Aaron Mate’s Twitter page (see below).
The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO’s Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists from multiple US government-funded NGOs.
Socialism is now apparently brought to you by the US State Department.
From July 4 to 7, thousands of left-wing activists from across the United States are gathering in Chicago for the 2019 Socialism Conference.
At this event, some of the most powerful institutions on the American socialist — but avowedly anti-communist — left have brought together a motley crew of regime-change activists to demonize Official Enemies of Washington.
The 2019 Socialism Conference, like its annual predecessors, combines calls for radical economic democratic transformation and progressive social progress with the demonization of independent foreign governments that are targeted by the US government for regime change, such as Nicaragua, Cuba, Syria, Iran, China, and Russia.
The fact that @GeorgeMonbiot is promoting this incoherent smear piece actually shows how we’ve been divided by a substantial disinformation effort originating w/ pro-New Cold War, pro-Syria proxy war Western pundits like him. And via careerist silence, too many have enabled it:
Aaron Maté added,
A crucially important article by Terry Burke, that everyone on the left should read. It shows how we’ve been divided by a “substantial, coordinated disinformation effort” originating with Russian and Syrian state media. https://countervortex.org/node/16383
He’s propagandizing for the benefit of brutal Jihadists that broke the deal made for them, by doing this,
#As_Suqaylabiyah is a #Syrian#Christian Town Near #Idlib that People in “the West” have never heard of …. until now! @VanessaBeeley is the sole western journalist who has traveled deep into Syrian heartlands & there spoken with the ordinary people (1) …
On top of that, you’ve also just claimed that this sinister leftism “[originates] with Russian and Syrian state media.” Is that a joke? Re: the author, I haven’t heard of them but their expressed views here are certainly “pro-New Cold War, pro-Syria proxy war.”
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.
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