NEO – Please Pay Attention, There is No War

WWI blinded and burned victims of mustard gas
Blinded and burned World War I victims of mustard gas

by  Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor,  with New Eastern Outlook,  Moscow

What will it take to wake people up?
What will it take to wake people up?

[ Editor’s Note:  There seems to be no bottom to the depths to which corporate media will sink in its trashing the concept of what our Founding Fathers struggled to give us with our Republic — a free press which would guarantee that America’s citizens could always be aware of what its government was doing… and why.

Day after day, when looking for good material to cherry-pick for VT readers, we have to wade through the swamp of special interest propaganda to find real material, and then even worse… monitor what our not so great press is not covering.

And last, despite this pitiful pattern that is not even really hidden anymore, there is no revulsion among the American public; irritation yes, but not revulsion. There are no marches against what media is doing (and not doing). None of our thousands of civic institutions even pass a resolution of concern at their annual conventions.

So “they” just keep pouring it on us, like manure on mushrooms… where if we just started throwing it back at them, it would be an easy way to get attention and some pay back. Are all these groups afraid they would never get any more press, or bad press? Do they justify their inaction out of fear of hurting their main organization planks?

If something substantial does not begin to happen soon, then the younger people coming up will accept it all as the normal status quo, which is what “they” want of course. “They” don’t mind taking a little at a time, when they see we will not resist strongly, as they know they will have it all in the endJim W. Dean ]


– First published   …  October 22, 2015 –

Yemenis search through rubble for loved ones
Yemenis search through rubble for loved ones

If you read the papers, there is no war, there are no wars, no ISIS, no al Nusra, no failed Minsk agreement with daily shelling, no carpet bombing in Yemen, no destroyed Saudi air bases, none of it is happening, none of it ever happened. The rest of us must be making the whole thing up.

In Syria the battle to regain Aleppo province is in full swing with levels of combat not seen since the great battles of World War II. Thousands of jihadists, knowingly or not, backed by the US/Israel partnership, the real “coalition” are heading into Turkey and Jordan for safe haven from Russian bombing attacks according to direct sources watching the border crossings.

In the Yemen War, Saudi bombing attacks, fully backed by the US/Israel partnership continue to slaughter civilians while the underdog of all time, Yemen, deals devastating blow after blow to the Saudi military.

A wartime intelligence fusion center in Baghdad, Russia, Iraq and Iran with Syria, has supplanted dependence on the dribble of often falsified American intelligence that has had no other purpose than to stifle Iraq’s efforts to regain ground against, and you have it again, jihadists backed by the US/Israel partnership.

Iraq’s military, including a reinvigorated campaign with new Russian and American planes, is bringing the war home to the Islamic State in a big way, a big way that is never reported in the US or Israel or Europe or Australia or Canada.

American media wasn’t always silent. There were hopes that the American trained “moderate terrorists” would form an army that President Obama claimed would defeat ISIS and, and after becoming a credible player, assume a place at the table and move on against Damascus, openly shielded by American (and Israeli) air cover, the long promised “No Fly Zones” spoken of back when the press had a voice.

Mainstream media owned and content-controlled by Zionists
Mainstream media owned and content-controlled by Zionists

That voice is silent now, perhaps avoiding reporting Syrian and Russian victories of the new coalition that is accomplishing what the engineered-to-fail American coalition had never been able to pull off.

Newspapers across the United States are reporting nothing but news of stabbings in Israel, mind you never the context; ignoring the carpet bombing of Gaza with thousands dead, plus ignoring that the IDF admittedly targets infrastructure and children — always the children.

A few short days ago, two American fighter bombers took off from Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey and attacked the Aleppo thermal power station and a separate transformer complex. This attack put 2.5 million people in darkness.

The attack wasn’t against terrorists or a “regime”, but key infrastructure of Syria’s largest city, in an attack that killed civilians, not only plant operators and engineers. This is the usual “collateral damage” that comes with all American attacks: ten civilian deaths for every “armed enemy,” with that term also, “armed enemy” in question.

One might wonder why America bombed a power plant when there might have been a wedding, funeral or school graduation ceremony to hit instead.

Even when Russian President Putin mentioned his shock and amazement at the brazen American attack, nothing was reported nor did President Obama respond as he did when he had to admit that American forces knowingly obliterated a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan.


Also not reported, a story even more curious and telling than the others, was the Russian discovery of a mysterious “bombed” area inside Syria near the Jordanian border, an area controlled by the Free Syrian Army. The “FSA” has played “peek-a-boo” in and out of Jordan since established by the CIA and Mossad.

You see, there is an area where no one has “officially” bombed, not the Americans, not the Russians or the Syrians either but an area that had been bombed, not once but dozens, perhaps hundreds of times, abandoned villages bombed over and over according to the Russian commander, “as though someone had nothing else to do.”

Many had wondered how, after 6000 American “sorties” flown against ISIS, so little damage was done? Were they all flown against “nowhere” because “someone had nothing else to do?”

Well then, what about the coalition? Did you know that the United Arab Emirates had left the American coalition long ago? Did you know that Saudi Arabia had left the coalition long ago also?

They were replaced by the British, who had joined in direct violation to British law, a minor scandal there, in a nation where members of government openly have sex with children; and scandals are dime a dozen.


Thus, when we find out America has been bombing nothing at all and the magic American coalition really doesn’t exist, no one is curious, least of all the American media. There is an American saying, “Let’s talk Turkey.” We are now going to do just that.

Back in August, Turkey announced that they were joining the American-backed coalition in the war against the Islamic State and were going to use their considerable air power against that organization.

However, Turkey had a few things to do first, which at the time included carpet bombing villages inside Iraq, killing hundreds of Kurds, some PKK fighters, most civilians, and many YPG Kurdish fighters backed by the US coalition.

America said nothing.

Little was reported in the media, little initially and, eventually, nothing more whatsoever.

Back in 2012 when President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were ready to bomb Syria for using poison gas, crossing one of Obama’s many “red lines,” something inexplicable happened.

President Obama received intelligence reports that the poison gas was actually used by al Nusra and had been supplied by Turkish intelligence who, aided by Ukrainian agents, had “imported” the Sarin gas from an American medical research facility in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Serena Shim -- a US citizen and Press TV reporter was killed in a suspicious car crash in TURKEY on October 19, 2014 -- the accident report is full of inconsistent details
Serena Shim, a US citizen and Press TV reporter was killed in a suspicious car crash in TURKEY on October 19, 2014; the accident report is full of inconsistent details

It wasn’t so important that Obama found the truth, but rather, than he learned that others knew, including the Russian government, Russia Today and Press TV.

Russia Today demanded to see the facility in Tbilisi where Press TV’s Serena Shim (who was later murdered), had video of the trucks bringing the poison gas from Turkey to Syria.

There is a reason I mention this, as it provides important context when examining where we are going now, “talking Turkey.” You see, Turkey has flown over 6000 sorties, even more than the entire “American coalition” against ISIS.

However, 90% of the air attacks are inside Turkey itself, and 100% are against Kurds, indicating a repeat of the Turkish ethnic cleansing operations against the Armenians exactly a century ago.

In order to accomplish this, full complicity of silence in the media is needed, something easy to buy from the western press, and easier still in Turkey under the dictatorial rule of Czar Erdogan.

Instead of joining the American coalition as promised, Turkey is building a wall. Are they keeping people out or keeping them in? One thing is clear, as we “talk Turkey,” where the new wall has been constructed and is fully operational, terrorists and weapons flow through unimpeded. What does this tell us about Erdogan’s intentions?

Today, pitched battles are being fought across Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Libya — with “skirmishes” across Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and much of the breadth of Africa.

Not one article in any major publication in the US even mentions one of these nations, not even anecdotally.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War who has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues; and is a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.


Senior Editor
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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25 Replies to “NEO – Please Pay Attention, There is No War

  1. The American new media has turned into a bunch of journalistic cowards, practicing yellow journalism at the expense of their fellow citizens. As for me, I don’t watch cable news, don’t buy news-papers, I don’t do business with criminal organizations specially the Banks. Avoid buying anything that’s packed in a box, but the minimum when there is no option, don’t go shopping to the mall. VT, RT and other online news gives me some hope. However, I don’t need hope as I have one leg in the grave, humanity at large needs more than hope but the rule of law and not the rule of the jungle that the criminal Bush family have practiced for four generations in America, gaming the system at the expense of the tax payer. When American journalism is discussed internationally, it’s the examination of outright chicanery performed by the ‘chosen’ that own 96% of the American Media.

  2. You have to know that when a Chopper goes down, they call it a crash. Yet, most often, it’s the result of a heat seeker and most likely one that fell into the wrong set of hands. This was central to Benghazi and the CIA not supposed to be there, and of course Stevens who may well have been a CIA OP installed to oversee such. Classified or not, there is far too much info in the mainstream that indicates the annex was running weapons. Thinking Hillary was ignorant of this is pure folly. Like this article eludes to: Stop pissing down my back and telling me it’s raining. What does it take to buy silence? Promotions and medals to those least deserving….gutless!


  3. I have a friend who ran a coffee plantation in Isiro in DR Congo. During the Congo war he said the Cuban pilots the CIA used got overtime if they flew their B-26s for more than five hours. The pilots had no idea where the Simba training camps were so they bombed the bejeesus out of the chimpanzees and gorillas to collect their ovetime. Any chimpanzees in Syria?

  4. Dear GSE,

    I have been banned from posting on all four Toronto newspapers. The only place you can get anything worthwhile printed is on US web sites like VT. Thank God for the First amendment. Canada is a media wasteland.

  5. Its absolutely amazing how the whole western media, in most NATO countries all of a sudden moves in lock step as if they are getting their marching orders from a single master. Is Kiss Ass Associates (Kissinger Associates) the one giving the orders?

  6. That’s so true. Every morning I read Veterans Today first, with RT. I discovered Veterans Today 3 years ago when I found it was giving news of the war! I also read everyday press TV, Reseau Voltaire, and some national media like Panamaza, Reporterre, The Hindu etc.

    Only when I have some time or some special interest, do I read the specialised and regional press: Le Monde, the NYT, Liberation, the Guardian, etc.

    The mainstream media is not the one with the most money, it is the one people actually read. And today, because of your common sense, your sense of decency, and simply your courage, you are right at the centre of the MAINSTREAM, not the one of yesterday which is sinking, but the one of today and maybe tomorrow, which is growing.

    Laurent Fournier

  7. So, let me get this straight: we know what the problem is and we know who is causing it. Are we waiting for granny to get her broom and whack the family doc for all them vaccines, the dentist for all those “harmful-if-swallowed” flouride treatments or “make” Obamanation quit slithering around in the wee hours doing such things as NDAA! What the heck is “intelligence” for if not the wherewithall to do something about what you find beneath the covers. Help!

  8. izrahell is the “United NAZI-ons” pet creation, handing the land to terrorists who’d terrorized 3/4 million people, so they could name it izrahell, and it’s been a terrorist “state” ever since. the “United NAZI-ons” supports terrorism directly and with its selective blindness or special veto powers, it is a criminal organization with its Nazi Allied Terrorist Organization NATO.that is threatening to back terrorist supporting illegit dictator erdogan.. its disgusting!

  9. This very obvious silence lately is not merely ‘suggestive of complicity” but blatantly complicit. A great unmasking. Building sortie counts on already abandoned villages sounds par. It is difficult to build trust in a people who have been deceived so often by so many. They fall back on Brand loyalty. The young are saddled with debt, forced to live in their parents basements, and any unlawful behavior (protesting) risks losing the only support they have. The glimpse of hope can be found in the rising number of informed comments in places unexpected , many of which display information they have gotten from VT.

  10. Today is UN Day and a week from today is Halloween, dirty tricks and a very pagan- esqe Grove type treat- ty. Can be fun but something is dangling like a chad psy op.

  11. I’m at the other end of the planet. Here, the situation is just as Gordon describes, the media is mostly silent on Syria — apart from a wicked drone video from Jawbar, wickedly set to techno beats by wicked Russians exulting in their evil LOL No report of the power station destroyed, or the SAA RuAF victories. No news of the RAAF’s illegal sorties over Syria.
    Note — the photo [isis-640×356] of the guy about to be ?beheaded? is faked too. The guy in orange has a neck like no human neck. That’s PhotoShopped, just like all the SITE productions of Rita Katz. The shlomos used a body-head collage for some reason. Believe nothing, eveything issuing from the MSM is a lie.

  12. Re: Protest marches. Yes the mass media is never going to give those hunting them a lot of coverage. But Alt media is huge when you can go viral, and then there is the follow up with local politicians and Congressmen, which is where the failure is. When they don’t hear from significant numbers people, they don’t believe people are really upset. I read this week when J-Street had their first talk with Obama about combating AIPAC, he told them straight out that they had to pressure him, organize, pour that calls is so he could show he was responding to an issues THAT HAD SUPPORT. If our fold don’t get to the point that it is a political battle and takes political organizing then nothing really will happen. We have the example of the Canadians to inspire us.

  13. Timely article. This news blackout is what happens when the Controlled Major Mass Media is owned and run by six RKM/Zio mogul s that answer to one large investment house. A total News Monopoly, yes a News Cartel, illegal under anti-trust laws. But of course the only rule of law left is against We The People. While the super-elite deviants that run things by bribery, human compromise, pedophilia and drugs in order to get their offshore numbered bank accounts (“set-aside allocations”), always seem to get a free pass. Without VT and the Alternative Media of the Internet, nothing would ever get out about what has really been happening in the Mideast.

    1. same for US being forced to hand izrahell billions annual welfare-warfare checks.. every couple years they spend millions to OWN “politicians” who swear oath to izrahell as soon as in office.
      AIPAC and other “chosen” PAC’s guarantee it doesn’t matter which one of THEIR “candidates” wins, and to top it off they rig the vote counting too!

  14. This is what makes it so utterly impossible to have a conversation with some people. They will tell me, “that can’t possibly be happening or it would be all over CNN”. It’s an amazingly circular type of thinking, but not really all that funny.

    I gave up on the USA in the Spring of last year, and left for South America. And I would echo the words of the man who once said, “sal si puedes”. Get out now while they’ll still let you leave. You don’t want to be in the US when the SHTF.

  15. Gordon Duff once again proving why he is the go to guy for coverage of the The Carlyle Group’s poorly engineered version of Armageddon, no wonder they “HATE” him. I am starting to get the impression that there are those who taking to the notion of showing them what the real thing looks like…

  16. The concept of journalism as we know it today is as Liberal as our Western political systems are ‘Liberal democracies’ and the laws of our un-justice systems are ‘Liberal laws’, literally.

    The time before our notion of journalism the media was Conservative and mostly filled with celebrity and scandal type journalism. Liberal media arose and got popularity by performing itself as an opposite to that; conveying an impression of that a dicotomy between the public (the rule of the nobility) and the private (the rule of the corporations) existed.

    But since our nation states turned from feudal and semi-feudal sytems into Liberal democracies this dicotomy between the public and the private does not exist. And it never did, the nobility has always constituted part of the owning class; alas our Liberal democracies are defacto neofeudal systems.

    Primarily thanks to The Journalist whom without the owning class could never have pulled this off.

  17. One very important aspect to all of this activity is that Putin isn’t going to allow the US or NATO to bomb it’s allies any longer. Russia, once the Soviets, has taken steps to stop States from being attacked as a means of regime change. Lots of web sites are picking up on an old Wesley Clark video clip where he mentioned a conversation he once had with Paul Wolfowitz…..that clip is something every single American needs to see at least three times a day for a solid month. As for the above piece, Gordon sure knows how to rattle a cage, something I appreciate. Yes, I agree, the US has wagged the dawg on this one and has been caught out…..exactly why there will never be much coverage. Have to keep the peoples focused on TV, Fast food, and making that next rent payment.


  18. The role of our news media is perhaps the biggest treason in these halucinant times. It’s amazing that even in activist circles there is no inclination to take more decisive action against these propagandists. Hordes of well paid whores with high social status are making Josef Goebbels blush with their blatant lies and omissions.

  19. This adds to your good radio piece of 10/22 with Kevin Barrett. Few believe me when I state that policy is often determined well in advance of initiation through think tanks, many of which are staffed by precocious, inexperienced analysts raised on putting together PowerPoints. That includes domestic social engineering that seeks to program and determine every assessment we make. When I state this, people shake their heads in disbelief, occasionally become visibly agitated and either argue that I’m wrong, or change the topic altogether. “Too much reality”, as Hannah Arendt would say. It’s not long before I find these people looking the other way when I come around. It shouldn’t have taken anyone long to see why IS was visibly and publicly targeting “journalists” in Syria and Iraq. This gave the MSM the rationale to not put anyone on the ground, and instead rely on information fed to them through groups aligned, at best, with the terrorists themselves, and then only if it fits the script and complements the agenda.

  20. The silence is numbing in Yemen, it is worst than Gaza, lame stream media has taken everyone for a ride, for whom, that is a question Preston James could answer, but which I already know.

  21. USA and UK, gold medal shared for the reigning world champions of uneven combat, with their outpost Turkey and outsorced Israel scoring silver and bronze.

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