THE MOVING TARGETS OF THE WESTERN WAR MACHINE
Journalism in the Western context thrives on regime change
Did Venezuela snap out of existence? Syria too?
What happened to all the newshounds who followed the trail laid down by the White House?
When the whistle blew they came running. Now the trail of potential blood has dried up they are nowhere to be seen.
Venezuela was big news for an intense six months. Trump, Bolton, Pompeo and Rubio were tapping their fingers to the bone churning out tweets on every accusation possible... especially Little Marco.
It built up to a crescendo and many media ears liked the tune. A few trucks bringing so-called humanitarian aid burning on the highway to nowhere added to what was meant to be a fanfare of success. Weaponized aid donated and delivered by Monsters ‘R Us, Langley, Virginia should have set the seal on the matter... but no. Venezuela survived and the beat went on.
London played its part by hoarding millions in gold and finding such great merits in the quisling who would be king... or president... or something. Guaidó. The open-mouthed goofball king.
Fifty other nations fawning at the oversized feet of the USA all sang the same tune. “Guaidó for president!”
All to no avail. Guaidó, hailed as King on the Hill, master of all he surveyed, pretender to the throne... ended up a puppet without a thing.
The media circus waited a while, didn’t smell the blood of forty thousand dead Venezuelans who died via western sanctions... or did and didn’t care, they packed their bags, packed their cameras away and went home.
Or perhaps to the next target, already selected on the wheel of misfortune at Langley?
The press corp cry out plaintively to be told the direction of travel:
Is it Ukraine next? Perhaps Syria? Or is it Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq? The trail of western death and destruction could lead anywhere next, targets old or new. "Can we get a signal from the Oval office please? Get that pointer pointing. We need some guidance on where the news is meant to be news now! What’s our focus?"
Is it Xinjiang this week? Hong Kong? Tibet? Navalny? Belarus? How about the Czech Republic?
Ring Bellingcat. They’ll know.
It’s a slow week, a dead week. A story is needed. Something to blame on the deadly duo, the click-generators supreme: Russia and China.
Perhaps cook up some evil act by one or the other? One a month is needed at least.
Genocide, a poisoning, a murder or two, forced sterilization, electoral interference, why not a chemical weapon attack... hey, get those White Helmet guys producing the goods, we pay them a fortune!
Here it is. It’s cyber warfare again and by, you guessed it... the Russians. It’s a western mass media frenzy time once again. The Russians are truly a gift that never stops giving. Crank up the presses, it’s ‘Breaking News’ time. "Journo" jobs are safe for another month till the next concocted scandal breaks.
Send an email of congrats to the CIA...