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Antiwar.com: Helping to do today what was done covertly 45 years ago by the CIA

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What is Stephen Zunes, the well-paid chair of the academic advisory committee of Peter Ackerman’s International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, doing on the radio show of Antiwar.com, whose self-proclaimed “initial project was to fight against intervention in the Balkans”?

As William I. Robinson, the author of the seminal critique of the democracy-manipulating establishment, Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony, has written:

That Ackerman is a part of the U.S. foreign policy elite and integral to the new modalities of intervention under the rubric of “democracy promotion,” etc., is beyond question. There is nothing controversial about that and anyone who believes otherwise is clearly seriously misinformed or just ignorant.

Update: In response to a moderator’s insulting “defense” of Antiwar’s abysmal reporting on Syria, I posted this comment (which “must be approved by the site admins before it will appear publicly”):

Mr. Knapp,

Would you care to explain to us incredulous readers of Antiwar.com in what respect your uncritical “reporting” of claims coming from Western-based and -backed opposition sources has differed from the pro-war propaganda in the mainstream media?

The only difference I can detect is that the MSM at least refrains from making snide remarks when they report the Syrian government’s version of events.

And dismissing those who challenge your abysmal reporting as “shills” is a bit rich coming from a website whose radio show just provided a platform to a well-paid advisor to anti-government activists to spout his disingenous encomium to the supposedly “spontaneous” Arab Spring!

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 27, 2011 at 9:01 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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