Articles by Rick Sterling

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Why Is Canada Punishing This Brave Woman?
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

The Canadian government forced Damian’s mother, Christianne Boudreau, to surrender her Canadian passport. This article examines the strange circumstances and seeming irrationality. Unlike her son, who had been indoctrinated then recruited to join a terrorist group, Christianne Boudreau has worked with other parents internationally to create and promote educational programs to counter extremism. She converted her grief at the loss of Damian to help educate others how to prevent the same thing happening again.

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Western Media Attacks on Critics of the White Helmets
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

29 Oct 2018 – The October 16 issue of NY Review of Books has an article by Janine di Giovani titled “Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets”. The article exemplifies how western media promotes the White Helmets uncritically and attacks those who challenge the myth. It is an example of western disinformation using subjective attacks on critics and evidence-free assertions aligned with the regime change goals of the West.

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Camilo Mejía Analyzes the Soft Coup Attempt in Nicaragua
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Aug 2018

24 Aug 2018 – The first video showed opposition activists torturing a Sandinista supporter under the oversight of a Catholic priest and the remains of a Sandinista burned alive. A second video showed a statement from an American who has lived in Nicaragua for many years. He described how gangs had invaded his town, set up road blocks, intimidated and abused local civilians. He described the joy of the community when the roadblocks were removed and masked “protesters” departed.

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Tribute to Robert Parry: Investigative Journalist and Patriot
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jul 2018

10 Jul 2018 – Although Robert Parry never became personally famous, many readers will recall news stories he played a key role in bringing to public consciousness. He uncovered the “Iran-Contra scandal” where the US secretly sold weapons to Iran via Israel with profits supporting mercenary “Contras” attacking the Nicaraguan government. He uncovered Lt. Col. Oliver North secretly working at the Reagan White House to supervise support for the Contras. He exposed CIA collusion with criminals sending weapons to the Contras and receiving tons of cocaine on return flights from Colombia and Central America.

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(Français) Le courage des Palestiniens finira-t-il par provoquer une intervention internationale ?
Rick Sterling | Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2018

Au bout de 70 ans, le conflit israélo-palestinien n’est toujours pas résolu. Les hostilités couvent pendant quelques années, puis éclatent à nouveau en de nouveaux massacres et de nouvelles violences.

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Two-State Solution Is Dead, Palestinian Courage Should Spur International Action
Rick Sterling – RT, 11 Jun 2018

4 Jun 2018 – After 70 years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is still unresolved. The conflict simmers for a few years, then erupts again with new massacres and violence. Palestinian courage should spur international action.

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Russian Athletes Exonerated but Ignored in the West
Rick Sterling – RT, 7 May 2018

4 May 2018 – When McLaren falsely claimed that “Over 1,000 Russian athletes were complicit in doping,” it was front-page news in Western media. Now that Russian athletes are being acquitted of doping violations, and relatively few are found guilty, the Western media is silent.

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Taking the World to the Brink
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

10 Apr 2018 – Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct US attack on Syria.

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When Is There Going to Be Accountability for US Wars and Aggression?
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

2 Feb 2018 – It’s WMD all over again. Anonymous “US officials” are once again accusing a targeted “regime” of using “chemical weapons” and threatening that the U.S. military may have to “hold it accountable”. Once again, western media is broadcasting these accusations and threats without skepticism or investigation.

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WMD in Syria Just like Iraq in 2003?
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2017

3 Nov 2017 – Contradictions in the UN/OPCW Report on Khan Shaykhun – The committee is “confident that the Syria is responsible for the release of sarin in Khan Shaykhun on 4 Apr 2017”. Most western “experts” were dead wrong in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Are these same “experts”, institutes, intelligence agencies and biased organizations going to take us down the road to new aggression, this time against Syria?

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Half-truths and Falsehoods in PBS Series ‘Inside Putin’s Russia’
Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

27 Jul 2017 – The US government-supported Public Broadcasting System recently ran a five part series dubbed Inside Putin’s Russia. With a different theme each night, it purports to give a realistic look at Russia today. The image conveyed is of a Russia that is undemocratic with widespread state repression, violence and propaganda. Following are significant distortions and falsehoods in the five-part documentary.

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Russia Encircled by Hostile NATO States: Arms Control Expert
Rick Sterling – teleSUR, 5 Jun 2017

27 May 2017 – Vladimir Kozin is an arms control specialist and a member of the Russian Academy of Military Science who has worked on arms control issues since the 1970s. Kozin said that Russians see themselves being encircled by NATO. Of the 16 countries bordering Russia, eight have anti-Russia sentiments. He noted that the U.S. military budget is 12 times greater than that of Russia and increasing. He said that it is a “fairy tale” that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.

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Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report on Syria
Rick Sterling – teleSUR, 20 Feb 2017

The report’s conclusions are not based on primary sources, material evidence or their own staff; they are solely based on the claims of anonymous individuals.

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The White Helmet Controversy
Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

Unknown to most people, the White Helmets brand was conceived and directed by a marketing company named “The Syria Campaign” based in New York. They have managed to fool millions of people. Walt Disney might have made a great movie about this: unarmed volunteers fearlessly rescuing survivors in the midst of war without regard to religion or politics.

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Does Syria Have the Right to Defend Itself?
Rick Sterling | Dissident Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2016

4 Oct 2016 – There is a hypocritical disconnect in Western and especially U.S. foreign policy. When it comes to Israel, the US is quick to claim “Israel has a right to defend itself”. For Syria, that same right does not seem to exist. Two things are clear:
• The public should be wary of media stories based on the claims of biased actors and not supported by solid evidence; and,
• The Syrian government has the right to defend itself against foreign-funded violent extremists seeking to destroy it.

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The Biased Report That Led to Banning Russian Athletes
Rick Sterling - teleSUR, 15 Aug 2016

The IOC imposed special conditions on Russian athletes, which prevent them from competing if they have ever tested positive, even if their suspension has already been served, unlike the rules for other Olympic competitors. In the wake of this decision, there have been aggressive attacks on the IOC and its president, for “failing” to impose collective punishment on the entire Russian team.

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Krugman Attacks: The Establishment Snarls a Warning to Sanders
Rick Sterling - CounterPunch, 18 Apr 2016

Krugman does not hold back. Bernie supporters and Bernie himself are described by Krugman as intolerant, cultish, shallow, vague, without substance, lacking character and values, dishonest, short on ethics, really bad, petulant and self-righteous. Wow. Krugman’s diatribe deserves scrutiny and lampooning.

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Faulty Analysis and Conclusions on Syria
Rick Sterling – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2015

In tandem with “Obama is weak” goes “Russia is strong” or “Russia looks strong” or “Putin looks strong because Obama is weak”. The media warmongers are like kids on a school playground, trying to egg on a fight. Except in this case it’s not a bloody nose at stake; it’s the lives of tens of thousands of Syrians and potentially millions in World War 3.

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Wicked’ Syrian Choice
Rick Sterling – Consortium News, 5 Oct 2015

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton bought into the neocon/liberal-hawk agenda that spread the chaos of Iraq across Libya, Syria and now into Europe. How Clinton approached those challenges suggests that she would head down the same “regime change” path as President.

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(Français) Pourquoi les USA ont-ils ignoré les prédictions sur la Syrie ?
Rick Sterling, Investig’Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2015

Il y a presque 3 ans, la Defense Intelligence Agency a caractérisé de façon précise la nature du conflit en Syrie et a prédit l’émergence de l’Etat Islamique. Cette révélation bouleversante a été le résultat de la loi sur la liberté de l’information combinée à un effort du groupe « Judicial Watch » en lien avec la commission spéciale sur Benghazi pour plus de transparence sur les agissements des services secrets américains en Syrie.

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