The United States is currently, and has been for the better part of a decade, occupying a third of Syria – in particular the area that contains most of Syria’s oil deposits and arable land. Yet when The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté (https://mate.substack.com) tweeted a comment about the US stealing Syria’s oil, history professor Brad Simpson objected, mocking Maté and suggesting he do better journalism. To which Maté responded with overwhelming evidence, including statements from Biden officials and from Donald Trump, that the U.S. “owns” a third of Syria and we’re there for the oil.
The Jimmy Dore Show When Viktor Shokin, a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine and notable target of onetime Vice President Joe Biden, wrote a book about his experiences in office, there were powerful individuals within the U.S. Government who didn’t want people reading this book, or even becoming aware it existed. And that’s why government agents insisted Twitter censor accounts promoting Shokin’s book, along with countless others in the tsunami of demands for censorship from government agencies that were flooding into the social media company prior to the 2020 election. Guest host Aaron Maté and journalist Matt Taibbi discuss the very dangerous precedent established by this unseemly private-public censorial partnership.