One more of those rare "nicked posts" on Kali Tribune. As KT on occasion provides some insights on history of the war that was an aftermath of break up of Yugoslavia, it is only fitting to provide our readers with some ready references. Therefore we skip "the original content only" rule and introduce this old but still very relevant article by Marko A. Hoare on the subject of Leftist revisionism of "Yugoslavia war". If you ever asked yourself how come far Left ends up supporting people that are as far Right as it gets, here you can find, if not the straight answer, then at least abundant food for thought. Also this is very relevant for the analysis of alt media, because the arguments Hoare brings about against relatively mainstream charlatans like Chomsky, Pilger and Chossudovsky, can easily be reapplied to a plethora of alt media outlets and individuals. This is one history lesson you really shouldn't skip.
Narrative this ... narrative that. Getting kind a tiresome, isn't it? Well, Kali Tribune never tires of pointing out that narratives cannot be true or false, only tiresome or, in certain instances, dangerous. Here we'll prove this point again by dissecting probably the worst to date exposition on war in Yugoslavia (and competition is indeed strong). The author, notably starting from declarative extreme empiricist position, goes on to prove that what he sees as present was also the past. And in the process gets just about everything wrong in unintentionally comical fashion. In conclusion to the brief exposition of what actually happened in the early Nineties in this ill fated region, we point out an ominous tendency of amateur/alternative research to fit itself into quite an Orwellian mold of transforming the past into virtual reality by making it the mirror image of the present. And all of this supposedly based on "stubborn facts".
Btw. you'll also learn a Croatian word for "Boeing". Definitely not to be missed.
Croatian author and pro-Syria activist Matija Lukač provides us with the run down of diplomatic and economical relations between Croatia and Syria, which deterred from friendly & vitally profitable for Croatia to cold, due to blind and a-historical adherence of Croatian oligarchy to NATO and EU.
In this nicked post we have Shawn Helton demonstrate dialectical nature of media manipulation. On the one hand we have "dust boy" of Aleppo, on the other we have Western security services protecting terrorists. In Shawn's own words: "A hyper-propagandized war image goes viral in the West, while a preacher implicated in terror plots was ‘protected’ by MI5 – two narratives, both reflecting the ‘humanitarian’ and ‘radicalization’ guises of NATO’s international security syndicate."
Branko Malić (i.e. me, but Google doesn't get if I don't write it down) rejoins Boiler Room regulars Patrick Henningsen, Randy J, Hesher and Spore to discus Dallas Shooting event, situation in EU and growing disdain towards democracy, according to Plato: an inception moment of true Tyranny.
Think tanks, EU and NATO institutions … what do they all have in common? A specific and elaborate language deceptively familiar to the ear yet not so easy to understand in it’s inherent subtlety. To make reading of future texts on Kali Tribune easier, we offer our readers a short and concise dictionary of some key terms.