Biden bombs in Syria – helping to steal its oil but what is there to talk about?

Biden bombs in Syria – helping to steal its oil but what is there to talk about?

And Western media either don't tell you or operate as one megaphone for the administration and Pentagon. Pentagon on February 25, 2021: "At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this [Thursday] evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," said spokesman John Kirby in a statement on Friday. "These [...]

Facebook censorship spells the end of free speech, of democracy, if allowed to continue: JFK Jr’s Insta account

Facebook censorship spells the end of free speech, of democracy, if allowed to continue: JFK Jr’s Insta account

N E WListen to this as a podcast on one or more channels Some time ago I referred my readers to my rather extensive analysis on the TFF - the Transnational Foundation's homepage - about social media and why I am reducing my use of Facebook, Twitter and Google to an absolute minimum. That was [...]

U.S. Appparanoia

U.S. Appparanoia

ūüÜė ūüáļūüáł The US spends US$ 720 billion - that is 720 000 000 000 - on its conventional and nuclear military. In reality much more but we drop that here. You may see how much that is of all the world: Despite this fact, the world's militarily strongest power feels weak and vulnerable. Mr [...]

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

Photo - Girl in the Jibrin reception center in Aleppo, December 2016 ¬© Oberg PhotoGraphics ‚Źį WAKE-UP CALL Eastern Aleppo was liberated four years ago, in mid-December 2016. Silence today. Denial today. I was one of the few witnesses on the ground, the only person from Scandinavia. My photos and some of my many texts [...]

Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

The Global Press Coalition for Peace, GPCP, in Washington kindly turned to me and asked me to speak with them for a longer podcast. GPCP is a rather young but very innovative civil society organization that focuses on how the media deal with conflicts, war and peace - and how it can be done better. [...]

Fox and CNN – the news media polarization that will destroy the finest aspect of a democracy

Fox and CNN – the news media polarization that will destroy the finest aspect of a democracy

ūüÜė The ūüáļūüáł media polarization - or war - is given full blast. Concretely here, Fox versus CNN. This is where media should never go. Period! Worldview-shaping media corporations that - deliberately - choose to become an integral part of one or the other political campaign marks the decay and eventually the end of journalism [...]

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Yesterday I wrote a longer analysis of the election process in the United States for my foundation's homepage, The Transnational. I do not think this process is worthy of a democracy. But, sadly, the media decision has become "the result" and all of European politicians and media have followed suit - as they can't wait [...]

Learn how China managed COVID-19: A rolling guide

Learn how China managed COVID-19: A rolling guide

March 20, 2020 It should be obvious that China and it's 1400 million people have managed this grave challenge in a way that should make every thinking human curious. However a large segment of the Western politicians - Trump in particular - and media have shown no particular curiosity whereas much has been presented about [...]

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

Tyrkiet forbryder sig mod FN og folkeretten

3. marts 2020 Tak til Arbejderen og Anders Fenger for at man fokuserer p√• og st√łtter at folkeretten og FN-Pagten - der tr√¶des under fode af alle regeringer, hotheads og ukyndige - er vigtig. Det er fortvivlende f√• medier, der har denne holdning. FN-Pagten er det mest gandhianske dokument menneskeheden har. Uden folkeretten, FN og [...]

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of [...]

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

August 21, 2019 I have long wanted to produce something like a magazine - a daily, diverse drumbeat - that is also easy and fast to curate and edit. Because... I've been grappling with this: The world is to rich and diverse: Why are mainstream media so predictable/boring, narrowly focused, uniform - I mean, buy [...]

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

February 28, 2019 Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been achieved, you can turn to the specific issue of nuclear [...]

Of course, they deceive you

Of course, they deceive you

Because of ignorance, lack of honouring basic journalistic standards and political correctness vis-a-vis owners and governments. February 23, 2019 Of course, the freedom of the free Western mainstream media means the freedom to deceive, use fake and omission as much as they like. Here is a well-informed article by Marc Cook in the media-analytical, critical [...]

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube remove Alex Jones and Infowars content

That's what New York Times told us on August 6, 2018, here. How sad for a West that no longer believes in its own core values but goes increasingly authoritarian. In the name of the common good, we get the common bad. 1. What a weak, nervous and insecure society it is that cannot tolerate [...]

How many Americans has al-Assad killed?

I read dozens of articles every day about various conflict zones, commentaries, war reports and - the few times it happens - possibilities of peace. I read about Syria in particular as I have since I visited Damascus and Aleppo in December 2016. It's important that one does not, over time, develop the disease called [...]

Intellectual nonsense about Syria

There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence. There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence. There should be a discussion about international law here. There should be [...]

The future of U.S.-Europe relations

"The Debate" with Jim Walsh, MIT and Jan Oberg, TFF Lund, Sweden ‚Äď May 30, 2017 Last night ‚ÄúThe Debate‚ÄĚ on PressTV was devoted to the future of European-US relations in the wake of the NATO Summit, President Trump‚Äôs words and omissions and the ‚Äď historic ‚Äď words, in particular, of Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately [...]

NATO should be dissolved – 8 arguments

This is TFF Live on Facebook - the live broadcast I do now and then because live broadcasts have a much larger dissemination than articles, images, texts and Youtube videos. You may find more here. I argue why I believe NATO belongs to the past and should have been dissolved when the Soviet Union and [...]

Lost peace and fake news

By Jan Oberg Proud to join "Middle East With Naskah Zada" at her program in New York and talking about the reasons that peace has become so 'unpopular'. Touching also upon international law, the new Cold War and the increasing U.S. involvement in Syria.

Syria – two perspectives illustrated

"The Debate" of April 16, 2017 on Iran's PressTV between Richard Millett and myself is important to me. I think it will be for you too in the sense of clarifying two approaches and positions on Syria. Its focus is on the difference in media coverage of the terrible events in Khan Seykhoun and al-Rashideen [...]