Is Kiev lying? Or is Kiev lying?

July 25, 2014 at 8:45 PM

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The current conflict in Ukraine provides a plethora of examples of the power of doublethink in shaping narratives in order to justify any actions, beliefs, and statements that are either untrue or so grossly distorted as to be entirely unbelievable.

The novelist George Orwell coined the term doublethink in his classic dystopian novel 1984. He defined doublethink as “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them…To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies.”

Although the concept is elucidated in a work of fiction, it has clear and unmistakable parallels in the real world that, like Oceania – the supranational state in which the novel takes place – is in a state of constant war, and seemingly has been from time immemorial.

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MH17 Spin

July 23, 2014 at 4:09 PM Washington has a mountain of evidence but isn’t disclosing it. What is Washington hiding? Will the investigation show something the West doesn’t want to see? And do we hear a drumbeat of war? CrossTalking with Vladimir Suchan, Eric Kraus and Eric Draitser.delimeter3

Russian Expansion or US Aggression?

July 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM Eric Draitser of provides his analysis of the rhetoric emanating from Washington regarding Russia and Putin.  Draitser explains that charges of “Soviet revivalism” are merely cover for aggressive and belligerent policies from the US which seeks to use the crisis in Ukraine to legitimize the militarization of Eastern Europe through NATO expansion, “missile defense,” and a host of other issues. delimeter3

Capitalizing on MH17

July 22, 2014 at 3:50 PM Draitser of appears on RT (July 21, 2014) to provide his analysis of the politics surrounding the MH17 tragedy. Draitser explains that the US is trying to use MH17 to achieve politically what its proxy government in Kiev could not achieve militarily, namely the retreat of anti-Kiev separatists. He notes that the US has attempted to frame the narrative by blaming Russia for the tragedy, despite providing no hard evidence to refute that provided by Russia. Draitser also highlights the fact that Europe has not been entirely in line with Washington’s rhetoric and position vis-a-vis Ukraine, and the coverage of this incident will be a good indication of the degree to which that divide is growing. delimeter3

On MH17, Political Opportunism, and Recent History

July 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on Community Progressive Radio (July 21, 2014) to discuss the latest developments regarding the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.  He explains that the United States is using the tragedy as an opportunity to reframe the narrative of the war in Ukraine, demonizing Russia and deflecting attention from the fact that the US-backed government in Kiev was losing the war against the anti-Kiev separatists.  Draitser notes that Moscow has released hard evidence and data purportedly proving that Ukrainian military was responsible for the incident, not the separatists as is alleged by Washington.  He also points out important parallels with intelligence and evidence in Libya and Syria, suggesting that, once again, Washington is manipulating facts to fit their narrative.delimeter3