2014: Major Events, Big Lies and Censored News

The major events of 2014 listed below and in the coming articles are probably the same as the ones recorded in the mainstream media year review. The difference is, as always, in the interpretation of events, in the lies repeated often enough to become “truths” and in the omission of important facts and media censorship.

In 2014, once again, the western mainstream media has shown its servility to the establishment and its mandate: control the public by managing perceptions, convey US-NATO war propaganda and protect the one percent. Once again, its failure to inform instead of propagandizing showed how essential independent media are in our societies to help us understand what is truly going on in the world and to remain free from mental slavery.

The German author Goethe once said: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” 

We could easily say that none are more hopelessly misinformed than those who falsely believe the are informed by the mainstream media.

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Since there is a lot to cover, there will be separate articles dealing with different issues.

This selection focuses on the Islamic State and related events in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. “withdrawal” from Afghanistan and Libya and the Benghazigate.

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The Islamic State (ISIS) and the War on Terror Redux 

Twenty-six Things About the Islamic State (ISIL) that Obama Does Not Want You to Know About

The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate

ISIS “Made in USA”. Iraq “Geopolitical Arsonists” Seek to Burn Region

The Islamic State: Who Is ISIS? An Open Source Investigation

NATO and Turkey’s Genocidal War on Syria

Israeli Military Support to Syria Al Qaeda Terrorists, Operating out of the Golan Heights

United Nations Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorist Organizations in Syria

The History of ISIS Beheadings: Part of the “Training Manual” of US Sponsored Syria “Pro-Democracy” Terrorists

Steven Sotloff Video Found by Group Connected to Homeland Security and Responsible for Releasing Fake Osama Bin Laden Video

Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE Intelligence Group

 The U.S. “withdrawal” from Afghanistan and the opium trade:

The Long Withdrawal: The Defeated Leave Afghanistan

The Growth of Opium Trade in Afghanistan is a Direct Result of the US Invasion

Indefinite Military Presence in Afghanistan: U.S. Wants Compliant Client Regime In Kabul

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan not to be Peaceful

Does Obama Want to Stay in Afghanistan to Harvest Its Opium?

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest

New York Times and Obama’s Afghanistan Draw Down: Selling the Never-Ending War on Terror

The Spoils of War: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Obama in Afghanistan – 12 and a Half Years of War that Left Millions Dead

Libya and the “Benghazigate”:

And The Benghazi Media Circus Plays On…

The Benghazi Scandal Is “Obama’s Watergate” But Worse

Worse than Iran-Contra? Why the White House is Desperate to Bury Benghazi

The CIA, and the War in Libya

The Destabilization of Africa and the Role of “Shadowy Islamists”. From Benghazi to Boko Haram

Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi

The Secret War in Libya

“The Illegal War on Libya”

NATO’s “Humanitarian Intervention” in Libya: Transforming a Country into a “Failed State”

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Articles by: Julie Lévesque

About the author:

Julie Lévesque is a journalist and researcher with the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal. She was among the first independent journalists to visit Haiti in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. In 2011, she was on board "The Spirit of Rachel Corrie", the only humanitarian vessel which penetrated Gaza territorial waters before being shot at by the Israeli Navy.

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