(And keep in mind, they made Trump remove Iraq from the list of countries travelers would receive heightened scrutiny if they came into the country. They claim it’s because they didn’t want their “interpreters” to be hassled. “Interpreters” huh?)
from Fars News Agency
Javad al-Talaybawi said that the US forces carried out the heliborne operation in one of the Western neighborhoods of Western Mosul, evacuating two senior ISIL commanders to an unknown location after the commanders came under siege by Iraqi government forces in intensified clashes in Western Mosul.
“Americans’ support and assistance to the ISIL is done openly to save their regional plan in a desperately attempt,” al-Talaybawi underlined.
Al-Talaybawi had warned late in February that the US forces tried hard to evacuate ISIL commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul.
After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIL terrorists, al-Talaybawi said that the Americans were planning to take ISIL commanders away from Tal Afar that is under the Iraqi forces’ siege.
In the meantime, member of Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission Iskandar Watut called for a probe into photos and footages displaying US planes airdropping aid packages over ISIL-held regions.
Watut further added that we witnessed several times that US planes dropped packages of food stuff, arms and other necessary items over ISIL-held regions, and called on Iraq’s air defense to watch out the US-led coalition planes.
Eyewitnesses disclosed at the time that the US military planes helped the ISIL terrorists in Tal Afar region West of Mosul…
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— IN THE NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) March 9, 2017
by Scott Creighton (H/T musique)
Yesterday James Comey refused to comment on whether or not the Trump team was spied on during the run-up to the election while he did take the time to say we don’t have a “right to an expectation of absolute privacy” (which is a lie (you can’t testify against yourself or your wife if you chose not to, your communications with your lawyer are absolutely privileged and communications with your priest and caregiver are considered off limits as well… so yes, you do have a RIGHT to an expectation of absolute privacy in some circumstances and you SHOULD have the right to an expectation of the RESPECT for your privacy EVERYWHERE))
The fact that he absolutely refused to talk about the Trump claim that the Obama administration spied on his campaign team prior to the election is to me a confession of sorts. Especially when you couple it with the statement he made about no right to an expectation of privacy for anyone, including Trump campaign staff I imagine.
A reader left a link to a woman asking Amazon’s “Alexa” a direct question about the CIA. It refused to answer. Just like James Comey. It’s the corporate response.
It’s important to keep in mind, much of the recent baseless “Russian hacking” crap came from the Washington Post. They offered no evidence of their claims and yet all the Mockingbirds (like Joe and Mika) immediately took them at their word and ran with the story that Russia hacked our election and Trump’s people are in bed with the Rooskies.
The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos who was a Hillary supporter and who also owns Amazon. He took over on Oct. 1st, 2013. He paid 250 million dollars for it and never had any experience owning or running a paper before. The paper was worth something like 30 billion at the time. Bezos quickly took a very “hands on” approach to running the paper.
Amazon received a contract from the CIA worth 600 million dollars to build a massive data cloud system inside the CIA’s data center. That deal was closed on Oct. 30th, 2013. Some say Bezos himself is the scariest part of that deal. keep in mind, the Amazon cloud server will be accessed by all 17 intelligence agencies.
The Amazon “Alexa” program with their Echo system was released for sale in Nov. of 2014. The smart home automation system utilizes a cloud system and is constantly listening for you to mention the name “Alexa” in your home so it can answer a question or serve some other function.
Some other function like vacuum up every bit of data it can from the privacy of your home and store it in a massive 600 million dollar cloud server at CIA headquarters perhaps?
On Dec. 15th of 2016, I wrote about these devices spying on us. I wrote about the Amazon Echo, Progressive’s Snapshot, Verizon’s Hum and Google’s Home. I said they were all basically the same thing: Big Brother spying on us all the time and feeding our info to the government and Big Business alike.
On Dec. 29th I wrote about the Victor Collins murder and how it seemed custom-made to breech the subject of the legality of using info garnered from this kind of illegal spying in court.
Today I found out that article was put up on something called “fake news checker . com” who decided my article was “fake news”. They said the news source was “untrusted and controversial”
by Scott Creighton
We’ve all known the Deep State has been spying on us for years. We knew it long before the manufactured hero psyop that went by the name of “Edward Snowden”
And we also know that Wikileaks is a Deep State honeypot, designed to “leak” known info for credibility and then:
Knowing all of this, one has too wonder what is happening with these supposed CIA “leaks” they got their hands on.
Could be they are trying to distract from the story about the Obama administration wiretapping the Trump campaign. Could be they are trying to ready the American public for life under the Deep State surveillance microscope. Could be both. And it could be we are being conditioned to accept the end of our privacy as the new normal in the world they are constructing.
James Comey made a statement yesterday about this development which tends to make me think the latter is the case (by the way, he REFUSED to comment on the Obama/wiretapping story)
“There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America,” the FBI director, James Comey, has declared after the disclosure of a range of hacking tools used by the CIA.
Comey was delivering prepared remarks at a cybersecurity conference in Boston, but his assessment has deepened privacy concerns already raised by the details of CIA tools to hack consumer electronics for espionage published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.
“All of us have a reasonable expectation of privacy in our homes, in our cars, and in our devices. But it also means with good reason, in court, government, through law enforcement, can invade our private spaces,” Comey said at the conference on Wednesday. “Even our memories aren’t private. Any of us can be compelled to say what we saw … In appropriate circumstances, a judge can compel any of us to testify in court on those private communications.”… The Guardian
What’s yours is not really yours. It is all subject to review by Big Brother… and with good reason, right? That’s what he is saying. We have no right to privacy. Our private communications can be subject to judicial review and therefore THE MEANS TO COLLECT SAID PRIVATE MOMENTS AS WELL AS THE ACT OF COLLECTING THEM FOR REVIEW ARE LEGITIMATE AND NECESSARY.
It’s all for your own good, as you can see.
When you sit in your bedroom talking to your wife or husband, you have every right to expect ABSOLUTE privacy. A court cannot make you testify against EITHER. Ergo…
YES MR. COMEY, YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO AN EXPECTATION OF ABSOLUTE PRIVACY.
In fact, you have that right many other times as well.
This document dump is both a distraction and a conditioning exercise… or a programming psyop as I call them.
The CIA can listen to you on your TV? Is that supposed to be something new? The CIA can plant fingerprints of other nation states on their dirty little deeds to try to frame them? Is that supposed to be something new? None of that is new and in fact, the CIA doesn’t hack your damn TV to install that kind of snooping software… the company puts it in for them at the factory.
This is clearly Wikifraud being Wikifraud once again. It’s not a revelation, it’s a lesson. It’s making you all think you don’t have a right to privacy and that you don’t even own your private communications.. if Big Brother or his court says you don’t. And that only makes a difference if they actually HAVE your private conversations on record ALREADY… right?
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: Penny covered this the other day. Seems like there are now emergency military talks taking place over the subject of who gets this little piece of someone else’s sovereign state. Of course, The Donald and his glorious generals sent our troops over there to side with the land-grabbing Kurds. Let’s hope talks don’t devolve due to another “accident”
Eleven years ago Condi Rice went to Israel to announce plans for what she called the New Middle East. This is what Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former U.S. National Security Advisor, alluded to as the “Eurasian Balkans”. Around the same time, Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters of the U.S. National War Academy published a map of the project in the Armed Forces Journal:
Having covered the Greater Kurdistan project for several years now, I drew up a crude myself of what I believe their desired end result will look like. It focuses only on the Greater Kurdistan part of the plan and nothing else:
We thought for a while the Greater Kurdistan project was over. Our “moderate” terrorists in Syria were being routed, the “ISIS” fabrication was falling apart and a new administration promised a departure from the nation building tendencies of the previous one as well as the one they tried their best to put in place. Lavrov and Kerry announced a deal back in Aug. of 2016 that stipulated the Kurds MUST remain part of the Syrian state. And when Russia and the US cut a peace deal in Syria that would ultimately mean an end to hostilities and the Pentagon giving up all their info on “ISIS” to the Russians if it held, the war-mongers at the Pentagon made a different decision and they “accidentally” bombed Syrian troops for 40 minutes killing 100 of them and when that wasn’t enough to scrub the agreement, they got their proxy terrorists outside of Aleppo to bomb a UN aid convoy.
As I wrote not that long ago, these people never give up. Their plans are big and their souls are empty and that is a bad combination any way you look at it. Since taking office, The Donald has pretty much let the glorious generals do as they wish in Syria.
Yesterday morning I covered a 21st Century Wire story about how The Donald has sent 500 or so more U.S. troops into Syria to help “fight ISIS”… as they say. That article was accompanied by a video from RT which showed our troops having to drive around in Syria (a country we are NOT at war with) with a bunch of very large, brand new, brightly colored American flags flying over their vehicles. As of publishing that, not one single complicit media outlet had covered the news. Not one that I know of anyway.
This morning there are stories everywhere about Trump “putting boots on the ground” in Syria to “fight ISIS”
That’s not why they are there.
The Washington Post published an article about this development late yesterday evening. They published a large photo showing American troops presenting themselves with their flags, driving across the Syrian countryside… on their way AWAY from the so-called “ISIS stronghold” of Raqqa and TOWARD the city of Manbij. The image is startling:
Brand new flags purchased and installed for this moment. And what is this moment?
The Washington Post, rather than publishing the standard lies that the MSM is regurgitating today about “fighting ISIS”, gives us an uncharacteristically honest description of the action. In this brief, three paragraphs from the Post, we see clues to the real nature and purpose of both “ISIS” and our presence in that country:
“The U.S. military is getting drawn into a deepening struggle for control over areas liberated from the Islamic State that risks prolonging American involvement in wars in Syria and Iraq long after the militants are defeated.
In their first diversion from the task of fighting the Islamic State since the U.S. military’s involvement began in 2014, U.S. troops dispatched to Syria have headed in recent days to the northern town of Manbij, 85 miles northwest of the extremists’ capital, Raqqa, to protect their Kurdish and Arab allies against a threatened assault by other U.S. allies in a Turkish-backed force.
Russian troops have also shown up in Manbij under a separate deal that was negotiated without the input of the United States, according to U.S. officials. Under the deal, Syrian troops are to be deployed in the area, also in some form of peacekeeping role, setting up what is effectively a scramble by the armies of four nations to carve up a collection of mostly empty villages in a remote corner of Syria…” Washington Post
You know one’s motives by studying their priorities. In this case we see U.S. commanders pull troops AWAY from combating “ISIS” so that they can serve as human shields for the Kurds as they try to “carve up a collection of mostly empty villages” made empty by our destabilization campaign known as “ISIS”
The Post article fails to mention the U.S. bombed Manbij almost a year ago, killing numbers of civilians on behalf of the Kurds. Specifically they “accidentally” bombed one of the villages the Post now refers to as “mostly empty”
Sometimes when you go a little deeper than MSNBC or CNN you tend to find the truth pouring out of the mouths of the criminals.“We have now have momentum in this fight and clear results on the ground… We must ensure that our partners on the ground (freedom fighter Kurds) have what they need to win the fight and then hold, rebuild, and govern their territory (“Rojava”),” Sec. of Defense Ash Carter, today
Yesterday the Washington Post made our purpose in Syria crystal clear, just as clear as Ash Carter did not all that long ago: we are there to break off a piece of a sovereign state and hand it over to the Kurds who are in the process of ethnically cleansing what they call “Rojava” and what most call “Western Kurdistan”
The Donald is doing what Obama did before him: continuing the program of the war-criminal who came before him (isn’t it sickening how the fake left is cozying up to George W Bush these days?)
This isn’t Donald Trump “taking it to “ISIS”
As the Post article shows, he’s putting troops in harm’s way in order to protect merciless scum who are in the process of stealing land from Syrians so they can make Greater Kurdistan and it’s not even his program… it’s Obama’s:
“Washington needs “boots on the ground” in Syria in addition to its air campaign against ISIS, which is not fruitful despite some progress. US Air Force secretary has admitted that “ground forces” is a must in order to “occupy” and “govern” parts of Syria.
In her comments, Secretary Deborah Lee James stressed the importance of the US-led air campaign, but admitted that airstrikes need to be backed by ground forces.” RT, Nov. 2015
Sending US troops into an area they fully expect Syria, Russia and even Turkey to offer them resistance on behalf of land-grabbing terrorist Kurds is remarkable. But it does put all the Russia-bashing into context, now doesn’t it?
If the opposition decides they don’t wish to give up more of Syria to the Greater Kurdistan project, The Donald and his glorious generals know full well that U.S. troops may just pay the ultimate price right along side the targeted invading Kurds and that serves the war-mongers like Graham and McCain just fine, now doesn’t it?
Here’s a scary thought: if they don’t actually attack and kill a U.S. soldier over there serving as human shields for Kurdish terrorists, I wonder if someone at the Pentagon will start thinking about another “accidental bombing” or maybe they’ll paint some more Israeli planes black and let them loose like they did on the USS Liberty back in ’67.
I mean, after all, Greater Kurdistan is a big thing for the Israelis. Here, The Dersh says he hopes “the next administration” is on board with the Greater Kurdistan project. Looks like he got what he wanted.
(They are there to help the Kurds bust off a piece of Syria for the Greater Kurdistan project. Don’t worry… Turkey and Iran are next)
from 21st Century Wire
Yesterday reports emerged of a US heavy armoured convoy heeding through northern Syria, heading towards a forward position near the flashpoint city of Manbij, near the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa.
Not surprisingly, this news – which would normally be strewn across all headlines and TV news leader boards – has been completely blacked-out by the US media, aside from some website mentions.
Naturally, Americans have to go to RT to get news about what the US military is doing in far-flung destinations. Here is a video report by RT’s Ruptly News Agency which shows the US servicemen leading a convoy of Stryker armoured vehicles in the Syrian countryside:
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I will tell you, its nice to hear people talking about the One Party System, the Business Party, that I have been writing about for the past ten years. No, the fake Dems don’t want to articulate a new New Deal platform for their party when someone asks them straight out “what do you stand for?” because… they’re republicans. That’s pretty simple, right? It’s not even their donors making them avoid saying it… they don’t believe it. They’re neoliberal republicans… just like Oprah Winfrey is … and she’ll head the unDemocratic Party ticket in 2020… you just watch.
from Moon of Alabama
With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.
UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP) avoidance and survey techniques.
Hacking methods are seldom newly developed. They are taken from public examples and malware, from attacks some other organization once committed, they get bought and sold by commercial entities. Many attacks use a recombined mix of tools from older hacks. Once the NSA’s STUXNET attack on Iran became public the tools used in it were copied and modified by other such services as well as by commercial hackers. Any new breach that may look like STUXNET could be done by anyone with the appropriate knowledge. To assert that the NSA must have done the new attack just because the NSA did STUXNET would be stupid.
The CIA, as well as other services, have whole databases of such ‘stolen’ tools. They may combine them in a way that looks attributable to China, compile the source code at local office time in Beijing or “forget to remove” the name of some famous Chinese emperor in the code. The CIA could use this to fake a “Chinese hacking attack” on South Korea to raise fear of China and to, in the end, sell more U.S. weapons…
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by Scott Creighton
It’s funny isn’t it? Watching all the complicit talking heads and op-ed writers for the propaganda rags screech about how Trump “lied” when he said that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the run-up to the general election, hearing them say the CIA and the FBI doesn’t spy on US civilians… doesn’t intercept their calls… doesn’t read their emails… and that the president simply can’t order surveillance on a US citizen even if he wanted to.
It’s funny like watching Steven Colbert USED to be funny back in the good old Cheney White House days. Before he became a shill for Shillery.
The Obama administration was all in during the campaign. The First Couple gave more campaign speeches than Hillary did toward the end… about the same time Trump says they were simultaneously spying on his campaign… kinda like Watergate.
And what would they fear doing so? They knew they had the “election” in the bag and Killary would take over after Obama to continue his foreign policy agenda and guard over the evidence that Obama broke the law on her behalf. Hell, the DNC cheated for her.The California state attorney general cheated for her. The press cheated for her. Everyone cheated for Hillary’s coronation.
And we’re supposed to think the establishment of the intelligence community didn’t? The same intel community who collects everything from everyone and has been doing so for a decade or so? The same intel community that backed Hillary Clinton’s candidacy (see this, this and this)? The same intel community that are steadily doing their best to de-legitimize the presidency of Donald Trump (see this, this and this)? Really?
Of course Trump Tower was Watergated. We all are. It was called ‘total information awareness’ but now it’s just the world we live in. Here, have a look:
That’s just a Wikipedia taste of the one’s we know of. There were/are more. And now, after the Snowden psyop, Big Business routinely collects and distributes everything from everyone. They process it, use it, sell it, as they see fit.
So you don’t need new treasure troves of ‘leaks’ from Wikileaks to tell you what’s been going on… you don’t need them to show you the CIA hacks and influences elections all over the world to make sure their Business First ideology is served (like they did in France in 2012)… you’ve been awake for decades and you know what’s up.
Hell, they spied on the senate intelligence committee when congress was investigating their spying on us … and then Brennan lied about it.
They spied on congress during a congressional investigation, got caught… and then LIED ABOUT IT… and then they sheepishly admitted it when they got caught lying about it.
What’s the question here folks? I’m serious. What is the question? Do you think they would consider spying on Trump Tower a bigger no-no than spying on CONGRESS?
Of course Trump was Watergated. We all are.
At about the same time as Trump says they were spying on them, the FBI gave her a seal of approval regarding that Weiner laptop that you and I both know was his ticket to freedom and her backup from her days in the State Department. He had her unedited collection of emails (including all the ones she illegally deleted so the American people would never know the level of her criminality) and what did Comey do with it? He buried it then he gave her a clean bill of health right before the election. So who knows how far Comey would have gone back then to help her out. And now Comey says the wiretapping never happened? Oh no wait, an anonymous spokesperson for Comey says Comey says it never happened. Hmmm…
“It is not clear why Comey, who is the senior-most law enforcement officer who has been overseeing the FBI investigation from its inception in the Obama administration, did not himself issue a statement to refute Trump’s claims. Nor is it clear to whom he made his request” Washington Post
It’s not “clear” why Comey wouldn’t come out and make that statement himself? Who is it not clear to? That person shouldn’t have a job as a journalist, that’s for sure.
And what about the statement from James Clapper everyone is touting as “proof positive” this never happened?
First of all… James Clapper LIED ABOUT SPYING ON US CITIZENS…. !… doesn’t anyone remember that?
(anyone else notice a pattern developing here?)
Secondly, Clapper didn’t ever say “it didn’t happen” across the board. What he said was:
“I can’t speak for other authorised entities in the government or a state or local entity.” BBC
So what we have here is this:
We know at the time the intel community was in the bag for Hillary Clinton. That they all thought she would be coronated as scheduled. And we also know the service providers are now collecting and peddling your info, emails and phone calls like they were hot-cakes.
My conclusion is pretty simple and I will repeat myself for effect:
Of course Trump was Watergated. We all are. Congress is. The French are. We all are. Everyone is Watergated. It’s total informational awareness.
Here is a REAL whistleblower, William Binney, talking about this very subject on Lou Dobbs Tonight. Pay attention to what he says. It’ll probably sound a little similar to what I just wrote.
by Scott Creighton
Hello again all.
I am back home and in considerably less pain than I have been this past weekend and yesterday. As best as I can tell, I had another clotting event on Saturday which caused me some pain on that day but which led to something much worse Sunday and Monday.
My guess is it was a clot in the Great Saphenous which runs up the back of your leg and which all the lesser veins from the muscle groups in you thigh feed into.
At the hospital they checked my previous clot locations (Poplitieal and femoral) and found nothing new of any significance. Therefore my attending decided I had no new event and was suffering no real pain. I took exception to that conclusion but I could not explain what the cause of the massive pain was so I left against doctor’s orders.
Let me also say that this past weekend I had taken extra Cumadin in order to combat what I thought, what I knew, was new clotting. My INR was 8.12 when I entered the hospital. This doctor who decided there was no new significant event in my previous clot locations ordered a lot of Vitamin K be pumped into me in order to bring down my INR quickly.
He dismissed the primary evidence that I was suffering from massive pain and made a determination based on that.
Again, without understanding what the pain was coming from, I knew I could not continue with the “K” treatment and so I left.
Last night was extremely distressing. The pain was horrible. I could not sleep. I could not move. I couldn’t hardly stand without screaming. It was horrible.
But then something happened. I remembered what my previous cardiologist explained to me about what causes pain with relation to blot clots.
The pain comes from Lactic Acid. It’s the stuff that you feel when you work out hard or run. It’s a by-product of using your muscles. When they say “feel the burn”, that’s Lactic Acid.
Your body cleanses the muscles of Lactic Acid naturally. It does that through the blood and removes it through the veins.
That’s what was happening. That’s why it burned so badly to move my leg or to try to stand or to walk or even after I re-positioned my leg trying to sleep. The pain would subside for a moment and then return with a flush through the muscle.
The new clot was preventing my system from removing the Lactic Acid so my muscles would burn when I moved or shifted my weight or just re-positioned my leg.
Over the years doctors have told me about patients who suffer chronic excruciating pain from blot clots. I had no idea what they were talking about. Now I do. It’s unbelievable. Imagine running 10 miles and getting that burning in your legs and sides and it never goes away. I had not experienced it to that degree up until this weekend and it is something I never want to know again.
If I had come into the hospital and they had looked in a different location in my leg for a new clot and found one, if my INR had been 2.5 at the time, then standard procedure would have been to put me on Lovenox immediately and get my INR much higher to try to let my body break down the clot. They would have done this in a controlled environment.
Essentially what I did over the weekend.
When I left the hospital because I knew the Vitamin K was going to harm me, I was right. And though I suffered a great deal last night having to come home and do this sans pain control, it was the best decision I could have made.
I could not have sat here at this desk last night and I wondered if I would again. Today I am in a greatly improved condition. The swelling on my thigh is gone and there is considerably less pain from Lactic Acid in my leg. Still some, but much less.
I have no idea what to do at this point but I am better. And I think it’s important to say to folks you have to trust that little angry voice inside your head every now and again.
I also think it’s important to say this is what happens when you have no healthcare coverage plan. Right now I have no doctor to see for a follow up and no real way to garner confirmation of my conclusion but I will try.
It’s horrifying to know you have no access to treatment when something like what happened to me this weekend happens to you. Something has to be done to fix our healthcare system and it’s certainly not ObamaCare or this thing the rethulicans have come out with to replace it.
I haven’t comments on the previous article. I will after I post this. Just wanted to let you guys know what is going on. Thanks for your concern.
by Scott Creighton
Hi everyone. I’m going to have to go back to the ER today. I’ve been having some pain in my left leg, about where my popliteal vein is. That’s one of the ones that suffers from post thrombotic syndrome. The problem started Saturday and has gotten to the point where I can’t sleep. I am hoping to be back later today so I can write about the soft power coup being run against the Trump administration by the complicit media but right now I can’t really think straight.
I’m hoping I wont be admitted. If so, I will get someone to post you guys an update in the comment section.
As much as I dislike Trump and what he stands for, what’s happening to him at the hands of the Deep State is sickening. Watching the fake left and the complicit media fall in line and regurgitate what they are feed by the like of the CIA and others (just like they did with the lies about 1. WMDs in Iraq 2. Putin during the elections a couple years ago 3. Gaddafi 4. Assad 5. Erdogan 6. Aahmadinejad) is almost demoralizing when you know their trade craft and the tools they use to delegitimize unfriendly governments in preparation for regime change.
There is nothing I would rather be doing than writing about all the breathless hyperbole being spouted by the likes of Morning Joe and CNN right now, but I have to get ready in case I am admitted for a stay at the house of “medicine”
If they do lock me down for a day or so, I’ll miss you little “conspiracy theorists”. Even the trolls.
Have a good one. Hope to see you in a couple hours.
Western irrational fear of Russia – Russophobia – is no longer a random prejudice. It has become endemic pathological thinking among Western states.
Divorced from reality this mindset has become psychotic.
Western politicians, military leaders and corporate news media increasingly blame Russia for all manner of perceived transgressions. Whether it is alleged interference in national elections or alleged aggressive military maneuvers, the unremitting demonizing of Russia is astonishing.
It is all the more astounding because the anti-Russia accusations are leveled with such high-handedness and yet with so little evidence to support.
This week saw outlandish claims in British media of Russia sponsoring a coup in the Balkan state of Montenegro and of trying to assassinate the country’s prime minister. No evidence provided. Just sensational, irresponsible innuendo. The gravity of this slander is enough to start a war, and yet it is spouted with reckless abandon. Only a few weeks ago, US media were also calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer”.
Then we have American lawmakers intensifying investigations into unfounded allegations of Russian hacking of the US presidential election and of “treasonous” contacts with the new Trump administration. Rabid US politicians have even labelled the alleged Russian misconduct an “act of war”.
That has in turn led to British, French and German claims that Russia is interfering in their elections. Similar fears of Russian hacking and “influence campaigns” have been issued for elections in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria and Estonia, among other places.
Sometimes, reality intrudes on fantasy, when for example German state intelligence concluded recently that there was actually no evidence that Russia was involved in any kind of subversive hacking.
Most of the time, however, the impetuous accusations and feverish speculation continue unbridled.
Britain’s Independent this week ran the headline: “Clear evidence Russia interfered in 2015 UK election, says former minister”.
But on reading the article, there is no “clear evidence” presented to back up the tendentious anti-Russian claims. Indeed, no evidence at all. The whole allegation was based on claims made by anonymous “security sources” and reference to other unproven stories, such as the alleged hacking of the US election.
This kind of fake, unethical journalism that has become a staple in Western media with regard to Russia. Whether it is allegations of Russia probing electoral processes or probing territorial air space and waters, the entire thrust of the Western media relies on innuendo, prejudice and disinformation. All told in a relentless, unquestioning fashion by the gamut of Western mainstream media outlets.
In plain language, this is nothing but anti-Russian propaganda disguised as public information.
When such propaganda becomes a systematic form of public discourse then it can be said that the mindset has moved dangerously beyond a condition of reprehensible Russophobia, to one of collective psychosis…
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I watched Rachel Maddow go full-on Joe McCarthy last night. With slimy innuendo and absolutely zero evidence she suggested Putin tried to poison some Russian opposition a-hole who had made a propaganda documentary about a shooting a couple years ago and was running around in Russia showing to all his opposition friends. The guy ODed while he was partying and tried to say Putin poisoned him. It’s ridiculous that Maddow would have this idiot’s story on her show, but she will promote anything as long as it tries to make America’s liberals hate leftists. Because that is what she is doing with this New McCarthyism bullshit.
This is what we do with corporate media in all sorts of countries we aim to regime change. And when the targeted government take action against the lying, instigating corporate owned media in their countries, we call them “dictators” and “tyrants” and then use that as “proof” they must be regime changed. the chickens have come home to roost I suppose.
Debbie did a video talking about this same crazy shit coming from the fake left. It’s worth watching.
by Scott Creighton
In the interest of full disclosure, I covered this phony journalist a year ago when he was fired from the Intercept for making up fake stories. I pointed out the hypocrisy of Glenn Greenwald firing him while the entire purpose behind the Intercept was to publish the fake “leaks” from the manufactured hero story of “Edward Snowden”
Juan Thompson was a race-baiting Mockingbird of a “journalist” a couple years ago working for the Intercept. He made up stories that were designed to help the race-based destabilization campaign that was going on back then. In one he tried to help manufacture a motive in the “Dylan Storm Roof” psyop by saying “Scott Roof”, Dylan’s cousin, said Dylan did it because he liked a white girl and she ended up with a black man. That is the most primitive of race-baiting stories you could possibly come up with. “Da black man be stealin the white womens” or “Jungle fever” or whatever you want to call it.
It was a total lie. There was no “Scott Roof”. Juan made him up. But the story stuck for a while and served it’s purpose. Tensions between the races were at an all time high for a while and it answered the question “why would he do it?”
But it was a total and complete fabrication and the Intercept eventually fired him for it, though they left the race-baiting story on their website for some BS reason (right along beside their BS “Edward Snowden” stories)
In fact, all of his BS stories are still up on their website with a few “corrections” and as you can see, they are all based on race-baiting.
Corrected: Footage of Police Violence Puts Heat on Chicago Officials
Corrected: Black Lives Matter Activists Blocked From Entering Trump Campaign Rally
Corrected: St. Louis Grapples — and Fails to Grapple — With the Matter of Murdered Black Women
Corrected: St. Louis Residents Fight to Keep Spy Agency From Taking Their Homes
Yesterday the New York Times came out with a story about this new rash of anti-Semetic bomb threats targeting Jewish schools, synagogues and other Jewish community centers in which they said that Juan Thompson had been arrested and accused of making many of these phony threats.
It’s a 9-page complaint which seems to list only one count, or charge, leveled at Thompson which is for “cyberstalking”
The complaint goes on to list a number of times Juan Thompson made phony bomb threats against Jewish schools and centers. My question is, why are they only charging him with one count of cyberstalking when he made all those bomb threats? Maybe I’m reading the complaint wrong, but that seems kinda odd to me.
According to the story, Thompson got rejected by a girl he was dating so he went off and started cyberstalking her. He sent false information about her to her employer, tried to blackmail her with nude photos and eventually started making false bomb threats “in her name” to various Jewish organizations.
One of the false claims he supposedly made about her to her employer was that she was anti-Semetic. She works for a social services organization in New York.
He apparently also contacted the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and told them she liked child porn and showed him pictures on her cell phone of kids engaged in sexual acts. He apparently also contacted the NYPD and tried to make the same claim anonymously and when they called him at his home and said the anonymous email was sent from his IP address he stated he didn’t know anything about her and child porn and that his email account “had been hacked”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, on or about January 28th, long after the “Jewish threats” thing was a thing, it is said in the complaint that Juan Thompson started making a series of threats against JCC (Jewish community center) targets. He made 8 of them in all, some in her name, some in his own.
Keep in mind, Thompson was already under investigation long before this part of the story even began.
On Jan. 28th someone called the Jewish History Museum in Manhattan and said “Juan Thompson has placed two bombs in the History museum to go off Sunday” … Sunday was Juan’s birthday.
On Feb. 1st, in Farmington Hills Michigan, a bomb threat was sent to a Jewish school via email which read “Juan Thompson put two bombs in your school last night. He is eager for a Jewish newtown (sic)”
On the same day the same email was sent to a Jewish school in Manhattan.
On Feb. 7th and email was sent to a JCC in Manhattan which said “Juan Thompson put two bombs in your center today. He wants to create Jewish newtown tomorrow. Look at his Twitter account”
Then there is this: in this complaint (which remarkably, doesn’t charge Thompson with making terrorist threats against the JCC’s or the schools) the investigator states Thompson’s Twitter account had a message dated Feb. 24th which stated:
Yep. Race-baiting again. Here’s his Twitter account. It reads like its run by a infowarrior from Ft. Dix.
— Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) February 24, 2017
The New York Times article suggests Thompson was “charged” with making the bomb threats against the JCCs. That’s not what he’s charged with. According to the official complaint, he is only charged with cyberstalking right now. That may change.
Juan Thompson has a public defender and was arrested yesterday.
The Intercept has released a statement saying they were “horrified” to learn their race-baiting and lying former “journalist” (whose work is STILL published on their website) is STILL a race-baiting and lying psychopath.
from RTA pop-up music concert in New York’s Grand Central station, promoting the work of the Oscar-winning Syrian “humanitarian” group White Helmets, was disrupted by anti-war protesters.
While a full orchestra and choir, some wearing white helmets, pounded out Beethoven’s Ode to Joy against the backdrop of Grand Central Station in Manhattan on Friday, about a dozen anti-war activists protested the group’s presence.
Standing among the orchestra, anti-war activists held aloft signs that read “White Helmets are US Propaganda,”“No US bases in Syria,” and “This is US war agenda.”
Several activists carried a massive white banner with red lettering stating “US out of Everywhere,” and as the orchestra stopped playing, video shows activists chanting “US out of Syria.”
“We were there because the White Helmets are a PR effort for the US government to drum up support for intervention in Syria. We are opposed to US intervention in Syria and everywhere else, we thought it was important to protest this event,” an activist with Hands Off Syria told RT…
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In last monologue, Israeli comedy show host implores Israelis to wake up and smell the "apartheid" pic.twitter.com/pv7f9xPJwh
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) March 1, 2017
— Brentano emotion (@Brentano_only) March 3, 2017
— Brentano emotion (@Brentano_only) March 3, 2017
(Could you imagine a course like this being offered here in the states?)
from Tele Sur
Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, party is launching a new program at the country’s National Autonomous University dedicated to former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.
The program, named after the founder of the Bolivarian Revolution, will begin on Friday, two days before the fourth anniversary of his death.
“Students will study different aspects of the thought, legacy, practice and above all that path that illuminated the great Commander Hugo Chavez,” Nicaraguan Vice President and FSLN leader Rosario Murillo said, Prensa Latina reports.
Socialism, Bolivarianism, liberation theology, Afro-Indigenous history, and anti-colonial history are among the many topics students of the Chavez program will undertake. They will also collaborate with scholars from the Bolivarian and Central universities of Venezuela on projects related to Latin American integration.
Nicaragua isn’t the only Central American country that’s honoring Chavez’s legacy through education…
[read more here]
(The new spin on the botched Yemen raid is that it produced intel from cell phones harvested from the dead bodies of the women they killed during the raid. I guess they will locate those women’s friends and contacts, declare them “terrorists” as well and schedule black bag ops to go get them sometime in the future.)
from Press TV
The Pentagon has carried out its first major military operation in Yemen since a botched raid in January that killed women and children as well as an American commando.
US forces conducted more than 20 airstrikes involving a mix of manned and unmanned aircraft early on Thursday, the Pentagon said.
Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the airstrikes targeted al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in three south-central provinces of Abyan, Shabwah and al-Bayda.
“The strikes will degrade the AQAP’s ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to use territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen as a safe space for terror plotting,” the Pentagon spokesman said.
The US military did not share a casualty estimate, but local officials said at least nine suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed.
Davis said the operation was coordinated with resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a strong ally of Saudi Arabia that has been engaged in its own military campaign against Yemen…
[read more here]