Cowardice is a form of corruption that is pervasive in politics, and is essentially a product of collective-centralized, ego-driven narcissism that fears loss of power. When political cowardice drives media lies, this corruption of the state opens avenue to enhanced sense of false reality and results in social-psychological split that ultimately must widen the gulf between the politicians and the people they proselytize. This systemic corruption, typical of modern states, is worst in the Western liberal democracies (the Bernays model of pervasive lies) but is also becoming a primary evil of the Russian state. [1]

Altogether setting aside the personalities of Navalny et al, who’re actually Western agents of influence (follow the money), and not Russian patriots, we can turn our sights on Yeltsen era apparachik Alexei Gromov, the contemporary Kremlin comptroller of Russian media, and his primary minion promoting media lies for external propaganda, boss of RT & Sputnk International, the succubus extraordinaire Margarita Simonyan who practically performs political fellatio on the Western propaganda model she contests with. The media cowardice subject to the present composition is that of ‘the flip’ Russian propaganda method, preferred when truth is inconvenient; in the Sputnik International article “Bizarre Conspiracy Theories That Have Haunted 9/11 Attacks for Two Decades” [2], [3], [4], [5]

“The official ruling was disputed by The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911T) – activists related to the notorious 9/11 Truth movement that refuse to accept the official version of the events. According to the activists, the WTC-7 collapse was a “near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building”. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found, however, that the columns’ failures were triggered when joists and beams “walked off” their connections”

The bold in this above excerpted paragraph is subject to an egregious lie by omission; in fact the quote attributed to “activists” is an unattributed (by Sputnik) plagiarism put on the “activists” lips.  The actual source of the quote? The Institute of Northern Engineering, a fully accredited department of the University of Alaska:

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“The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse. The secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building[6]

The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth who FUNDED the (four years) university study happen to be more than 3,000 (three thousand plus) certified architects and engineers, and over three thousand trained professionals arriving at a consensus in their area of expertise cannot be (honestly) described as some notorious fringe conspiracy group. [7]

In short, what Gromov & Simoyan have done, in this example case of the scandalous articles at Sputnik on the 2021 anniversary of 9/11, is promote exceedingly dishonest yellow journalism (noting ‘yellow’ is a synonym for cowardice in American dialect) that reduces 3,000+ engineering professionals to a group of fringe conspiracy freaks where in the Sputnik storyline a fully accredited four year university study result is plagiarized and put on the disingenuously described but highly professional group’s lips as though the study had never happened (made the study vanish with ‘yellow journalism’ magic.)

“Yellow journalism and yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate, well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism” Wikipedia [8]

The “What About Building 7?” section then goes on to use an old, tried and true psychological operations trick; when associating the ‘jet fuel’ fires of the twin towers with Building 7, an out of context claim conflating the NIST assertions concerning the temperature of fires of the twin towers with Building 7, although the fires in Building 7 were a different (no jet fuel) circumstance. The devious construction of this ‘error’ indicates disinformation specialists assigned to the story’s composition.

Motive: Gromov & Simoyan’s pet propaganda projects RT & Sputnik have a vested self-interest in perpetrating the 9/11 lie; because 9/11 truth is a red line they dare not cross for the fact their journalists and broadcast rights likely would become persona non grata in the Western liberal democracies if they were to expose Dick Cheney’s Reichstag Fire. [9]

Yes, folks, Russia’s premier news outlets DO lie and when they do, the lies are cowardice driven ‘whoppers’ (really big lies.)

Methinks Vladimir Putin should be (someday) ungrateful for Gromov & Simonyan’s efforts; because this flip ‘judo in media’ mentality never seems to leave the dojo and face the reality of the street fight; where the ‘truth’ of winners & losers is unambiguous. You can’t lie (or bluff) your way through the big issues as a matter of habit and expect to win.

“You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time” -American folk proverb

 

[1] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Edward_Bernays

[2] http://en.kremlin.ru/catalog/persons/4/biography

[3] https://relationshipscience.com/connections/margarita-simonyan-149240492

[4] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/08/17/the-flip-russian-propaganda-technique/

[5] https://sputniknews.com/20210910/bizarre-conspiracy-theories-that-have-haunted-911-attacks-for-two-decades-1088924962.html

[6] https://ine.uaf.edu/wtc7

[7] https://www.ae911truth.org/

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism

[9] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/09/07/9-11-eyewash/

 

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A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

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