US and UK Want RT International Silenced

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US and UK Want RT International Silenced
by Stephen Lendman
America, Britain and their rogue partners want total control over information dissemination, alternative voices silenced – things headed incrementally in this direction.
A major false flag ahead may rip the mask off their Machiavellian intentions entirely, a death blow for fundamental freedoms following – most people none the wiser, foolishly believing rights lost are a small sacrifice for greater security, not realizing both are lost once the trap is sprung.
UK-controlled NatWest Bank didn’t close RT’s accounts of its own volition. It obeyed government orders, likely a joint US/British decision.
Sergey Lavrov weighed in, saying “(i)t’s as clear as day that this decision was not made by” NatWest. And not any other bank. (Financial institutions) don’t make such decisions on their own” – not when their actions have geopolitical implications.
Without elaborating on how Russia may respond, Lavrov added it’s not wise to “treat others the way you don’t wish to be treated yourself.”
His Foreign Minister separately called “squeezing alternative voices out of the UK media space” by its government violates Britain’s obligation to preserve media freedom as a fundamental human right under the 1975 Helsinki Accords, stating:
Thirty-five signatories, including all European nations, America and Canada “will respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.”
“They will promote and encourage the effective exercise of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and other rights and freedoms all of which derive from the inherent dignity of the human person and are essential for his free and full development.”
They’ll “recognize the universal significance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for which is an essential factor for the peace, justice and well-being necessary to ensure the development of friendly relations and co-operation among themselves as among all States…”
Citing no sources, The Times of London said Moscow threatened to close the BBC’s accounts in retaliation for NatWest’s action.
Of greatest concern is where all this may be heading. Totalitarian societies ban media freedom and all others. Is this what Western societies intend?
America and most others already are police states. Do they plan eliminating scant remaining freedoms altogether?
Each shot across the bow brings us one step closer, maybe the final coup de grace coming sooner than imagined.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.