Same Networks that Sold Us War Promote Pfizer’s Vaccines

January 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic - LD) - The very same corporate media and so-called "Fact Checkers" that have helped sell decades of US war around the globe are now engaged in selling COVID-19 hysteria and promoting pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and their apparently dangerous - even deadly COVID-19 vaccine. 


Brian Berletic, formally known under the pen name "Tony Cartalucci" is a geopolitical researcher, writer, and video producer (YouTube here and BitChute here) based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a regular contributor to New Eastern Outlook and more recently, 21st Century Wire. You can support his work via Patreon here. 

References: 

Sputnik - COVID-19 Vaccines May Have 'Serious Consequences' for Old & Frail, Norway Warns:
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202101151081781323-covid-19-vaccines-may-have-serious-consequences-for-old--frail-norway-warns/
CNBC - You can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either:
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html
Independent - Coronavirus vaccine: Pfizer given protection from legal action by UK government:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-pfizer-vaccine-legal-indemnity-safety-ministers-b1765124.html
Washington Post - Facebook steps up campaign to ban false information about coronavirus vaccines:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/03/facebook-covid-vaccine/
Facebook - Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus:
https://about.fb.com/news/2020/12/coronavirus/
Facebook - Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus (Misinformation Update):
https://about.fb.com/news/2020/12/coronavirus/#misinformation-update
Facebook - Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus (Supporting Fact Checkers):
https://about.fb.com/news/2020/12/coronavirus/#supporting-fact-checkers
International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) - Coronavirus Fact Check Alliance:
https://www.poynter.org/coronavirusfactsalliance/
US Department of Justice - Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History, Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history
Fierce Pharma - Pfizer faces DOJ, SEC foreign bribery probes for China, Russia operations:
https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/pfizer-faces-doj-sec-foreign-bribery-probes-for-china-russia-operations

Iran's Warning to US-funded Agitators

January 19, 2021 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - CNN would report in its article, "Iran executes dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam," Iran's swift and severe punishment for what the American media company suggested was "alleged attempts to overthrow" the Iranian government. 



CNN glosses over Iran's claims that Zam and his media operation helped incite deadly violence during protests targeting the Iranian government in 2017 and 2018 and instead cites Western government and corporate foundation-funded "rights" groups who condemned the execution. 

Near the end of the article, CNN briefly mentions Fars News Agency which detailed the security operation Iran carried out to capture Zam in France and bring him back to face justice in its article, "Riot Provocateur Rouhollah Zam Executed." 

Fars News Agency also provided details omitted in the CNN article including mention of Zam's Telegram group for "Amad News" with which he and those working with him promoted unrest including violence. Fars News Agency also noted Zam's ties to Western governments who were backing his work. 

And while the Western media portrays Iran's claims and charges against Zam as somehow embellished or disproportionate in the wake of his execution - the Western media had previously admitted as much about Zam and his activities in Iran themselves. 

In a 2018 Daily Beast article titled, "The App Powering the Uprising in Iran, Where Some Channels Pushed for Violence," it would admit that Zam ran "Amad News" and that (emphasis added): 

Two channels on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, Amad News and Restart, have become major players in Iranian political discourse in recent weeks. The best-known figure associated with Amad News is Ruhollah Zam, while Restart is run by Mohammad Hosseini. Both channels have been accused of inciting violence.

Then managers of Amad News announced that the person responsible for encouraging violence had been fired.

The Daily Beast even admits that Zam - as well as fellow agitator Hosseini - had both been involved in the US State Department's Voice of America media platform, admitting (emphasis added): 

In recent months, the Restart group has gained support from the Bayan Media Network, the director of which is Bijan Farhoodi who used to work with the Voice of America (VOA). Also, the program Last Page on VOA TV network, which is hosted by Mehdi Falahati, has frequently invited Ruhollah Zam on its broadcasts. There is no evidence that this proves a systematic connection between them, but what is clear is that Restart and Amad have succeeded in securing powerful platforms for their agendas.  

While the Daily Beast - even in 2018 - tried to downplay the significance of Zam's media operation inciting violence, undermining the Iranian government, and promoting unrest all while appearing on US government-funded media networks - US policymakers themselves have admitted in detailed policy papers that this would be precisely the plan used by the US government to overthrow the government of Iran. 

US Plans for Iranian Regime Change 

The 2009 Brookings Institution paper, "Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran," would extensively lay out this plan under chapter 6 titled, "Supporting a Popular Uprising." 

Continuity of Agenda: Trump’s was Obama’s will be Biden’s Asia Strategy

January 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic - LD) - The US has claimed to have "unclassified" US President Donald Trump's Indo-Pacific strategy. 


I explain how it is indistinguishable from the Obama-era "Pivot to Asia" and why US foreign policy never changes no matter how is voted into office and no matter what they promise during their election campaign. 

Brian Berletic, formally known under the pen name "Tony Cartalucci" is a geopolitical researcher, writer, and video producer (YouTube here and BitChute here) based in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a regular contributor to New Eastern Outlook and more recently, 21st Century Wire. You can support his work via Patreon here. 

Is the US Isolating China? Or Itself?

January 15, 2021 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Washington's predictable answer to Beijing's ongoing efforts to uproot US-funded unrest in its Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been more sanctions. 


The New York Times in its article, "U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Crackdown," would report: 

The United States imposed travel bans and other sanctions on 14 high-level Chinese officials over the continuing crackdown on the opposition in Hong Kong, as the police in the Chinese territory arrested more pro-democracy figures on Tuesday.

The US move demonstrates America's unrepentant foreign policy of deliberately destabilizing a targeted nation or regions within a nation, then punishing nations for taking measures to restore order. 

Hong Kong had suffered since 2014 on-and-off, and sometimes violent protests that continued until last year. 

With the passing of Hong Kong's strict National Security Law those involved in the protests were finally held accountable, including those working with foreign interests (especially with Washington) to foment unrest. Opposition politicians in Hong Kong's legislation have been removed from their positions, while protest leaders including Joshua Wong have been jailed for protest-related cases. 

US Interference in China's Internal Political Affairs 

The US move also continues to set a precedent of US interference in China's internal political affairs.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be quoted by Reuters as saying: 

Beijing’s unrelenting assault against Hong Kong’s democratic processes has gutted its Legislative Council, rendering the body a rubber stamp devoid of meaningful opposition.

Secretary Pompeo's comments regarding Hong Kong's internal political affairs, coupled with documented US interference there, is entirely at odds with both international law and norms, including the UN Charter itself which prohibits one nation from infringing on the political independence of another. 

The US by doing this, thus undermines its own self-appointed role as underwriter of what it calls a "rules-based international order." 

The United States is also undermining the trust of nations around the globe who are left wondering what the US will do, and to what extent it will go, if it decides to interfere in their internal political affairs as well. 

Chinese officials facing travel bans and the seizure of any assets within reach of the US government serves as an example and warning to others across Eurasia. But perhaps it is not a warning about not attracting US ire, but instead, of ever being so dependent on the US in the first place so as to risk serious disruption if and when Washington turns its attention toward them in a similar manner. 

The Isolating Effect of America's Confrontation with China

US sanctions are unlikely to have any impact on China's domestic policy and will only spur Beijing to continue pushing out America's unwarranted influence within its territory. It will also force China to diversify its economic activity away from not only America but also allies of the US who are likely to follow suit with sanctions and other anti-Chinese policies. A good example of this is Canada and their arrest of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in 2018 on Washington's behalf. 

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra Explains Best Why 2006 Coup Was Necessary

January 13, 2021 (Brian Berletic - LD) -We’re told by the US-backed Thai opposition and the Western media who promote them that Thailand’s military regularly interferes in Thai politics and undermines “democracy” by doing so. But Thaksin Shinawatra, in a recent interview, admits himself the horrific human rights abuses and conflict he stirred up while in office and makes the strongest case yet for why the military needed to remove him from power - and keep him out of power.


References: 


Thai Enquirer - Exclusive: Interview with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra;

Wikileaks - THAILAND'S DEAL OF THE CENTURY: TEMASEK BUYS OUT PM'S SHIN CORP:

https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06BANGKOK538_a.html

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Abuses and the War on Drugs (2004): 

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/thailand0704/4.htm#_Toc76203866


Transcript (English/ไทย): 


I've talked about the US backed anti-government protests here in Thailand. How the US government through the National Endowment for Democracy is funding all the core organizations involved. Everything from leadership and media promoting the protests to legal services and even organizing petitions to do everything up to and including trying to rewrite the Thai constitution. 

ผมพูดถึงเรื่องการที่รัฐบาลสหรัฐ

กำลังหนุนหลังผู้ประท้วงต่อต้านรัฐบาลในไทยไปแล้ว

ซึ่งเป็นเรื่องของการที่รัฐบาลสหรัฐใช้องค์กร NGO

อย่าง NED บังหน้าเพื่อมอบทุนสนนับสนุนองค์กรต่างๆ

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