Dr Gideon Polya, a Melbourne based scientist and writer, has recently written a very interesting article regarding one of my previous pieces “The Truth must not be sanitised.” In his article Dr Polya makes a strong point about the lack of truthful reportage by Western journalist in relation to the illegal invasion of Iraq and the horrendous crimes against humanity that are being commited in Occupied Palestine.
There is a great need for accurate reportage by journalists worldwide – this is an important issue that should not be ignored.
How many journalists accurately report the horrendous carnage in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi, and Afghan Territories? Answer: very few, and in racist, pro-war, pro-Zionist Australia (aka UStralia, Ozrael, Ozraelia) almost none.
Accordingly hearty congratulations and earnest approbation must be given to Australian Truthful Journalist Reuben Brand for telling the truth about neocon- and racist Zionist-promoted US Alliance wars and occupations, AND for being that extremely rare kind of journalist, a Truthful Journalist.
In a piece entitled “The truth must not be sanitized” on Australian ABC “Unleashed” (19 January 2009; see: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/sto… ) Reuben Brand states: “As I prepare to film a documentary and work as a freelance journalist in the Middle East and South Asia, the ethical questions of what to report and how to report it constantly arise. Our myopic media moguls relentlessly force feed us with the age old “us and them” scenario, “good vs evil”, the biblical battles of yester-year. This archaic style of reportage has reached a crescendo that should not be topped and for myself and other like minded journalists the sanitisation of news and the constant rhetoric that accompanies it has reached a critical mass. Since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, 222 journalists and media assistants have been killed, 14 currently remain kidnapped and two are still missing. So why do it? Why put yourself in harms way? Simple – to tell the stories others won’t. Of course these figures pale to insignificance when placed beside the number of innocent civilians murdered by occupying forces. According to ORB, an independent UK-based research company, the current death toll in Iraq alone is well over 1.2 million and counting. Not to mention Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan or anywhere else the US or friends thereof seem to be.”
Reuben Brand’s estimate of “over 1.2 million and counting” post-invasion Iraqi violent deaths is consonant with the expert data provided by top US medical epidemiologists from the Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University Public Health Schools (and published in the top UK medical journal The Lancet), the UK ORB polling organization and the eminent US-based Just Foreign Policy (1.3 million) (see Just Foreign Policy: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/no… ).
Of course Brand is a very famous Hungarian Jewish name – Holocaust hero Joel Brand tried to save the 0.7 million Hungarian Jews from the Nazis but his plan to “trade” them for trucks, tea, coffee, cocoa and soap was vetoed by the racist Zionists and by pro-Zionist mass murderer Churchill [he also starved 6-7 million Indians to death in 1943-1945; see 2008 BBC broadcast involving myself, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya and other scholars: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot… – 0.2-0.4 million Hungarian Jews were murdered thanks the Nazi collaborator Zionists.
Joel Brand on wartime Zionist leaders: “Rightly or wrongly, for better or for worse, I have cursed Jewry’s official leaders ever since. All these things shall haunt me until my dying day. It is much more than a man can bear” (see “Joel Brand exposing Zionist complicity in Nazi mass murder of Hungarian Jews”: http://sites.google.com/site/jewsag… ; see also Jews Against racist Zionism: http://sites.google.com/site/jewsag… ).
As of mid 2009, in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories post-invasion non-violent excess deaths total 0.3 million, 1.0 million and 3.2 million, respectively; post-invasion violent deaths total about 10,000, 1.3 million and 2-4 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; and refugees total 7 million, 6 million and 4 million, respectively. This constitutes a Palestinian Holocaust, an Iraqi Holocaust and an Afghan Holocaust; a Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ) ; and egregious war crimes due in part to Occupier war criminal non-supply of life-sustaining food and medical requisites demanded unequivocally by Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (see: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/y4gcpcp.htm ) – thus the Gaza Concentration Camp has been under US-backed Israeli blockade for 2 years and according to WHO (see: http://www.who.int/countries/en/ ) the “total annual per capita medical expenditure” permitted by the Occupiers in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan is US$124 and US$29, respectively, as compared to US$6,714 for the US (see “Pro-Zionist Western Genocide Denial”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/298… ).
Truthful Journalist Reuben Brand has made a significant hole in the Wall of Silence of the holocaust- and genocide-complicit, holocaust- and genocide-ignoring Mainstream media of the politically correct racist (PC racist) Western Murdochracies.
Readers of this thread – please inform us all (by quotation and URL link) if you encounter any other rare Truthful Journalists.
The answer to the question “Hey, hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today?” is about 1,000 (see Bellaciao: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?ar… ) – but virtually nobody is reporting this carnage in which the Western Murdochracies are complicit.
Decent folk must (a) follow Reuben Brand’s ethical example and inform everyone they can about the actual horrendous human consequences of US Alliance wars and occupations and (b) boycott all media that support war and ignore its horrendous consequences – and in the Western Murdochracies that means for starters boycotting all Murdoch media.
By : Dr Gideon Polya
August Sunday 9 2009