Given the deliberate attempts to disguise, ignore and misrepresent the science about the pandemic( For example: The Trusted News Initiative) one wonders what to believe of what the mainstream press is publishing about other important issues.
Take the Ukraine crisis.
Obviously, it will be anti Russian and perhaps that is to be expected. But it would be nice to get a full perspective on the conflict . With the banning of many Russian information sources by the west , getting a full perspective is becoming harder and harder.
Here is a February 14, 2022 over view by the Swiss Policy Research that may help:
Ukraine: Political and linguistic map (Economist 2015)
Published: February 14, 2022
A brief overview of the situation in Ukraine and its geopolitical background.
As predicted by SPR more than a year ago, the current US Administration and its foreign policy strategists are now continuing their geopolitical campaign in Ukraine where they left off in 2016.
Russia, in turn, appears to be determined to defend ‘annexed’ Crimea (base of the Russian Black Sea fleet) as well as Russian-speaking parts of the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine (see map above).
To gain a deeper understanding of the current situation in Ukraine, the following resources may be of interest to some of our readers.
To learn more about the general geopolitical background and importance of Ukraine, read “The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives” (PDF), the classic 1997 book by former US National Security Advisor and CFR director Zbigniew Brzezinski (excerpts in the annex below). Brzezinski predicted that between 2005 and 2010, Ukraine “should become ready for serious negotiations with both the EU and NATO”.
In 2004/2005, the US helped organize the successful “Orange Revolution” in Kiev; when its results were reversed in 2010, the US helped organize the more forceful “EuroMaidan” in 2013/2014. In response, Russia took control over Crimea and supported the de facto secession of Russian-speaking parts of Eastern Ukraine.
To explore the many “NGOs” that helped prepare the Ukrainian revolutions or regime changes, see our extensive list of 1600 organizations (including British “Bellingcat”) funded by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED), essentially a civil society front of the CIA.
To relive the famous “fuck the EU” phone call between then US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and then US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, see the transcript and audio version on the BBC website. During the call, which was held prior to the Euromaidan revolution or regime change in February 2014, Nuland and Pyatt discussed who should “go into” the future Ukrainian government. Victoria Nuland today is US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
To learn more about the “Maidan massacre” in February 2014, watch The Snipers’ Massacre on the Maidan in Ukraine (18+) by University of Ottawa professor Ivan Katchanovski. Essentially, it looks like the US employed Ukrainian nationalist combatants and foreign mercenary snipers (mainly from Georgia) to escalate the situation in Kiev and achieve a second revolution or regime change.
To learn more about the unsolved downing of flight MH-17 over Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, watch “MH17 – Call for Justice” (2019) or read MH17 – 1000 days (2017). The current evidence points to a possible NATO/Ukrainian operation and subsequent deception or botched operation and subsequent cover-up (similar to Itavia 870 in 1980) – although a fatal mistake by Eastern Ukrainian rebels, perhaps in response to an aerial provocation, remains also a possibility.
To learn more about the apparent involvement of the Biden family in Ukrainian gas market corruption, watch the Biden Ukraine Bribe Tapes, which contain astounding leaked phone calls between then US Vice President Biden and then Ukrainian President Poroshenko, as well as key witness testimonies.
In 2020, President Trump and his legal advisor Giuliani tried to leverage this material against the Biden presidential campaign, but they were intercepted by the DOJ and FBI.
To learn more about Trump’s decades-long relationship not with “the Russians”, but with mainly Jewish “businessmen” in Ukraine and Russia, read Trump and Russia: The Countless Israeli Connections (Haaretz) or watch Trump and Russia: Mafia Money Laundering.
Essentially, the Trump Presidency may have to be seen, to a significant extent, as an Israeli operation that was aimed at preventing Clinton, terminating Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, and moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. SPR will cover this topic in much more detail in a future analysis.
To learn more about the supposedly Russian computer hacks against the US Democratic Party and some European targets in 2016 – most likely run by the FBI, NATO partners, and NATO-affiliated cyber security contractor CrowdStrike – read “Russian Hacking”: NATO PsyOp Revealed.
To better understand why Western media reporting on geopolitical conflicts is mostly propaganda, read The American Empire and its Media, The “Integrity Initiative”, and The Propaganda Multiplier (about news agencies) or watch The CIA and the Media (Channel 4, 1986).
To learn more about Russian propaganda techniques, read our analysis on Russian Propaganda.
To compare media outlets providing different geopolitical perspectives, take a look at the SPR Media Navigator. If war should break out in Ukraine, check dedicated platforms such as South Front.
To watch a documentary that combines many of the above topics, see The Magnitsky Act: Behind The Scenes, possibly the most censored political movie in recent years.
14 thoughts on “What Can We Believe From Our Press Anymore ?”
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Mr. Peckford, THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY.
Your insights and presentation of information are bordering on overwhelming for me, but very welcome.
I’m new at this whole goepolitacal comprenension, so my learning curve is steep, and I am truly grateful for the info blasts you provide to give us all some clarity, or at least a firmer grasp on what’s going on.
I honour you sir for all you’ve done throughout your career, but especially for the clarity of patriotism you’ve inspired in our fellow Canadians of late.
LET GOD Bless You Sir.
You are very kind. Thanks. Will keep fighting.
Hello Mr. Peckford,
I am not sure if this is the right way to contact you, but I wanted to thank you for your continued leadership in our current constitutional crisis in Canada. I have listened to multiple podcasts of you being interviewed and giving speeches and they are all truly inspirational.
I live in NS and am married to a Newfoundlander, her family refers to you as “our Brian”.
I was wondering about your lawsuit against the federal government’s vaccine passport system, I see on the JCCF website that it was filed on Jan 26. Can you share when the next milestone is in this suit? If I were to donate, should I just donate to the JCCF or are you accepting donations directly?
Thanks Lee Jamieson
JCCF —if you look you will actually find my lawsuit.
In a nutshell: We can believe nothing from the press, as they have failed utterly to meet their (US) Constitutional responsibilities, and are simple party PR departments.
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I tried to listen to radio today while driving. Had to turn it off.
Canada was embarrassed on the world stage, once again, by none other than our pathological “mistruth” teller, Justin “hypocrisy” Trudeau. His eleven (11) words, “Canadians and people around the world be faced with accurate information,” will go down in history as the poster child for hypocrisy.
This brazen, hypocritical, deceitful, do as I say not as I do hypocrisy was on full display when Canada’s Pretender Prime Minister stood in front of the world on February 28, 2022 and affirmed in spades what a Charlatan and phoney imposter he really is. This guy; this poser, bluff, fraud, cheat, masquerader, deceiver, faker, con artist, wolf in sheep’s clothing and two timer has no shame nor, apparently, a modicum of integrity. One can only imagine that when he baths daily, to remove the influence of truth, the stench of hypocrisy still remains embedded in every one of his pores.
This is what his lordship said about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, “Trudeau also said that his government has asked that Russian state-owned broadcaster Russia Today, commonly referred to as RT, be dropped by the independent Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications regulator.
It is important that Canadians and people around the world be faced with accurate information,” Trudeau said.
And that folks is how you spell hypocrisy. Trudeau talking about Canadians being faced with accurate information when he, his cabinet, the CBC, Global, CTV and most Canadian newspapers spent two (2) plus years, still are, doing anything but ensuring “Canadians being faced with accurate information” regarding COVID-19, and pray tell what did these same folks do regarding the Trucker protests.
Yes, sadly, these “confused” folks are living in a parallel universe where virtually everything they say is the opposite of what they do. Trudeau is lecturing Russia on truth—wow, now that’s like identical twins arguing about the difference in their DNA.
I’m not enamoured with what Russia is doing in the Ukraine nor am I naive to the fact that there are no innocent parties in this conflict. The USA, EU and a number of other characters have been interfering in Ukrainian affairs for decades, the Russian government and Putin are acutely aware of such.
Yes, folks, we receive our daily dose of spin from the Western media, no matter the issue, and we have many Pravdas in the MSM; their ongoing Covid-19 distortion, censorship and propaganda affirms this in spades.
Ask not what your MSM can distort for you, ask only that they keep affirming they are immune to the truth.
Food for thought.
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Always well said.
I only believe you, and others listed on your tbof.ca site. Hodkinson said it with clarity .. it’s all been a pack of lies.
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Roger H is a great man . I got to know him in Ottawa.
Another resource I found useful and quite interesting is a report from Joe Varner, military warfare expert based in Ottawa. In the Diplomat and International Canada magazine Spring edition of 2020, Mr. Varner wrote a research paper on military warfare notably on the military and political alliances.