News Blackout: Civil society living in near total ignorance (Gilbert Doctorow)

On Wednesday, 2 December, the Russian Ministry of Defense invited several hundred journalists and military attaches of accredited embassies in Moscow to a briefing at which Deputy Minister Anatoly Antonov presented reconnaissance photos …proving the existence of a massive logistical operation that has been bringing illicit oil from wells in Iraq and Syria controlled by the Islamic State jihadists by tanker truck across the border with Turkey…

Russian television gave extensive coverage to this extraordinary briefing. In the West, however, almost all media made no mention of it at all. Not a word…

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