View Full Version : Political Trolls and the Propaganda Wars

7th October 2016, 14:57
When one knows what a "Troll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)" is and the tactics a troll uses on the internet; the similarity with political and economical behaviors is... striking!

The main one being: Throw a lie/ad hominem/propaganda point and let the opposition spend their time denying it... the latter being then labeled "propaganda" while the former benefits of the impact of "First Strike."

It works all the time with short term memory people while the ones with long term memory are appalled at witnessing history repeating itself...

Recent case in point:

Rumors of New German Anti-Russian Sanctions a 'Provocative Information Hoax' (https://sputniknews.com/world/20161007/1046102478/us-germany-russia-sanctions.html)

World 16:04 07.10.2016
(updated 16:25 07.10.2016)

The Reichstag building, house of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin © AP Photo/ Markus Schreiber

Recent speculation over new anti-Russian sanctions set to be imposed by Angela Merkel's cabinet looks more like a "provocative information hoax" and a way for the US to put pressure on its European partners, according to political analysts, who explain why it is highly unlikely that the EU will introduce any new punitive measures on Moscow.

On Friday, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported that Norbert Roettgen, a member of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag, called for new sanctions against Russia over its role in the Syrian crisis.

"A lack of consequences and sanctions for the most serious war crimes would be a scandal," Roettgen said, adding military measures would be the wrong approach.

Similar claims were voiced on Wednesday by the New York-based Wall Street Journal, which quoted a "person familiar with the German deliberations" as saying that the German government is "considering a push for European sanctions against Russia in response to its behavior in Syria."
Meanwhile, Russia's Izvestiya newspaper has asked a number of politicians and experts in Berlin who said that "nothing has been heard about any new anti-Russian sanctions."
The outlet says it has questioned an official representative of the county's Social Democratic Party (SPD), which is part of a grand coalition with the CDU and the Christian Social Union (CSU), who said he knew nothing of any such intentions of official Berlin.

It got a similar answer from the representatives of the CDU/CSU faction in the Bundestag.

Russian online newspaper Vzglyad also called the rumors about new anti-Russian sanctions strange, given that on Wednesday German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters shortly before Western officials met in Berlin to discuss the Syrian conflict, that there were no international proposals to impose sanctions on Russia over its role in Syria.
"I don’t know anyone in Berlin or elsewhere, who would make such a proposal," the German official then said.
Previously German Foreign Affairs and the representative of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Frank-Walter Steinmeier also reiterated that he did not support the idea of introducing new sanctions against Russia. In his opinion, these measures will not change Russian policy towards Syria.

Moreover, Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the Federal Government of Germany for the OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 and Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia told the news website ZDFheute.de that there have been considerations voiced about the possible rolling-up of punitive anti-Russian measures.

"The policy of sanctions in the form in which it took place in the Ukrainian conflict is not encouraging to use it as a tool once again,” the politician said.
Meanwhile, Head of the Center for German Studies at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladislav Belov pointed out to Vzglyad that the article in The Wall Street Journal was based only on one unnamed source who could have said whatever he wanted while the representatives of the German government have officially denied such claims.
The political analyst doubted that the Germany government would follow the US-pushed agenda. Berlin, he said, as well as the EU leadership does not approve Russia's operations in Syria, but it at least "leaves a window for negotiations with Russia and Russia's Foreign Ministry in particular."

"The publication in The Wall Street Journal was a provocative information hoax which is intended not only to start discussions on the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions over Moscow's role in the Syrian crisis, but also forces German official circles to react to it," Belov said.

"In my view, the chances of Germany introducing new additional sanctions, such as punitive economic measures, are zero," he told the newspaper.

The expert however added that theoretically he wouldn't have completely ruled out such a development.
Meanwhile Alexander Rahr, German political analyst and Research Director of the German-Russian Forum told Russian website National News Service that some mass media sources who took the side of the "party of war" are "mistaking the wish for the reality."
The expert said that he wouldn't give much weight to the article in The WSJ. "However if it is really so, then we are possibly entering into a new, incomprehensible stage in the international relations when any political activity of a state, its defense of its geopolitical interests is being punished by sanctions," he said. The expert therefore said that "such methods of fighting are in fact ruining the world economic system as they are ruining the trust between countries."
"If in response to any emerging conflict we would introduce sanctions, especially without the UN approval of them, all the agreements between the countries and any trust between them which have been established throughout the last 25 years, become worthless," the expert finally said.
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Remember that it all started with first strike "Putin Missile"?

7th October 2016, 22:53
Reporter Spills the Beans and Admits All the News is Fake! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzySk8qfvxk)

Robert Boudrias (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-kkUcmiiVMhyNEsZ4cXH0w) Published on Oct 8, 2014

A top German Journalist and Editor Dr. Udo Ulfkatte has just gone public with some shocking admissions. He basically admitted what all of us who read the alternative media such as BeforeItsNews* have known for a long time – the entire mainstream media is totally fake! He went into a very detailed talk in this video and spilled the beans about everything! He talked about how the CIA gets control over all of the major journalists.


* Note that BeforeItsNews is dubious and duplicitous as well... the irony :)

8th October 2016, 20:53
Speaking of political Trolls... Hillary Clinton & the hacking of the DNC by Russia... And the U.S. Government responds...


Hillary Clinton says “Kremlin has weaponized WikiLeaks” as she pushes war agenda (http://theduran.com/hillary-clinton-says-kremlin-has-weaponized-wikileaks-as-she-pushes-war-agenda/)
By Alex Christoforou

Out of thin air Hillary created a "Russian hacker" narrative, much like Bush created the WMD narrative.

Hillary Clinton is sure trying her best to get a hot war with Russia underway. We can only wonder how much she is getting compensated for her actions.

A few weeks back, Hillary decided to divert attention away from leaked emails, that clearly showed what a corrupt and compromised individual she is, and instead shifted the blame onto “Russian hackers.” The main stream media, always ready to back up HRC, ran with the Russian hacker narrative even though zero evidence was provided, and completely ignored the content of her leaked emails.

Then Hillary gave this war hawk speech, where she ups the ante, to state that any hack against the US should be considered an act of war…


Never mind that just two days ago the NSA jailed a former consultant (http://theduran.com/snowden-like-nsa-contractor-arrested-stealing-classified-source-codes-used-hack-foreign-governments/) for stealing source code that documents how the US hacks foreign governments.

Now we have more email leaks (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927) from HRC’s lucrative Wall Street speech circuit, and more Clinton Campaign Russian hacker allegations.

This time however, with tensions running high in Syria, and open war between the US and Russia moving ever closer, Clinton’s accusation carry much more weight, and more dyer consequences for the entire planet.

And so we now have Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin going on record to say that the Clinton campaign will not be confirming the authenticity of the new Wikileaks email leak made public this Friday…But (and this is a big BUT) administration officials have “removed (http://www.salon.com/2016/10/07/russia-did-it-u-s-says-blames-senior-most-russian-officials-for-wikileaks-dcleaks-email-hacks/) any reasonable doubt that the Kremlin has weaponized WikiLeaks to meddle in our election and benefit Donald Trump’s candidacy.”

The Clinton Campaign comments were followed by U.S. officials warning that Russia could be “doctoring (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-could-doctor-hacked-emails-u-s-officials-warn-151623905.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_article)” hacked emails, including those stolen this summer from the Democratic National Committee.

More at the link: ZERO HEDGE SOURCE (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-07/us-names-russia-actor-behind-hacking-democratic-party-and-state-election-systems)

8th October 2016, 22:40

All playing on emotions without any logic attached...

Because if one follows some sort of logic, like Jim Stones':

Ok, this is big. It is a story with several facets.
1. The U.S. government issued an accusation against Russia (with no proof whatsoever) that Russia did the latest hacks, which netted over a million documents that prove massive corruption within the democrat party.

2. This was done after the democrats said the documents were not real.

BIG problem: The U.S. government, from the highest levels, just told the entire American public that these documents now being released ARE REAL by accusing Russia of releasing them.
3. The documents are more than spicy. Already one of them proves that Bill Clinton, as President, accepted a million dollar bribe for approving the Keystone pipeline. That's huge. And there is lots more.

4. So what did the Clinton team do? It released a recording of Donald Trump "talking lewd" about women. In the recording, trump said "I just start kissing them..Just kiss. I don’t even wait,' "Grab them by the pu**y" "And when you’re a star they let you do it." So Trump fired back with some of the things Bill has said on the golf course. One that stands out is "Hillary has eaten more pu**y than I have". Ouch. That stings. I'd like confirmation on that, but apparently Bill really did say that.

So this is backfiring badly on Hillary, and she's having her troll team - "Correct the Record" - go online with a blaze of comments saying the Republican party is going to cancel Trump's nomination, that Trump is dropping out, and that this is all so horrible, all the while Hillary and Bill are guilty of so much worse it's laughable.

5. All of this is happening against the awful back drop of what is going on in Syria, and Hillary's desperate need to start a huge war with Russia. They were hoping that releasing this against Trump would destroy him. It backfired. And when war is the only other option, that's spooky. -so-
Keep your ear to the rail, something huge might be coming soon.

9th October 2016, 14:26
BREAKING: Months before Trump declared candidacy Clinton campaign wrote about "Elevating" him as a "Pied Piper" Candidate (http://thefreethoughtproject.com/breaking-clinton-campaign-elevating-trump/)

Claire Bernish The Free Thought Project (http://thefreethoughtproject.com/breaking-clinton-campaign-elevating-trump/) Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:01 UTC

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Wikileaks released a bombshell document on Saturday showing strategies to align the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign by promoting — not criticizing — the field of Republican opponents, particularly highlighting Donald Trump.
Clinton campaign wrote about their strategic goal of "elevating" Trump two months before he declared his candidacy https://t.co/bVVLQoGnhz pic.twitter.com/Wv9VUxufkQ (https://t.co/Wv9VUxufkQ)— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 8, 2016 (https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/784887397821612033) From the memo addressed to the DNC under the heading, "Our Goals & Strategy":
Our hope is that the goal of a potential HRC campaign and the DNC would be one-in-the-same: to make whomever the Republicans nominate unpalatable to the majority of the electorate. We have outlined three strategies to obtain our goal ... Those strategies — while including the political typicality to paint the GOP candidates in an unfavorable light — also include the proposal to "Muddy the waters on any potential attack lodged against HRC."

But far more telling is a section entitled: Operationalizing the Strategy.

Under the subheading, "Pied Piper Candidates," the memo explains:
There are two ways to approach the strategies mentioned above. The first is to use the field as a whole to inflict damage on itself similar to what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012. The variety of candidates is a positive here, and many of the lesser known can serve as a cudgel to move the more established candidates further to the right. In this scenario, we don't want to marginalize the candidates, but make them more 'Pied Piper' candidates who actually represent the mainstream Republican Party. Pied Piper candidates include, but aren't limited to:

Ted Cruz

Donald Trump

Ben Carson

We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously. In other words, the April 7, 2015 memo — written at the very beginning of Clinton's campaign — shows coordination with the Democratic National Committee from the start. Although written with the intimation whatever Clinton would choose to use against her Republican opponents would naturally benefit any Democrats in the presidential race, further information in the document shows either her campaign's alignment had already begun, or that it would shortly.

Written under "Muddying the Waters," the author explains the GOP has been "building its opposition research on Hillary Clinton for decades [...] One way we can respond to these attacks is to show how they boomerang onto the Republican presidential field. The goal then is to have a dossier on the GOP candidates on the likely attacks HRC will face."

What the memo's author is describing overall constitutes a smear campaign through bait-and-switch — work to prop up the opposition by acknowledging its legitimacy while undermining the validity of the entire Republican Party by fixating on any fringe statements from those now-legitimate candidates.

In fact, the document also suggests even unproven information wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility in the effort to vilify Republican opponents. After discussing the coming GOP attacks on Hillary Clinton's credibility, the document states:

"In this regard, any information on scandals or ethical lapses on the GOP candidates would serve well. We won't be picky."

Wikileaks, after coming under fire at the beginning of the month for what many saw as a failure to deliver on its "October Surprise," has certainly now made good on its promise with leaks of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's emails.

Transcripts from Clinton's paid speeches have surfaced (http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wikileaks-paid-speeches-clinton/) proving — as her campaign proved — the candidate has a lack of understanding for the middle and working class, saying she is "far removed" because of the "fortunes" she and her husband "enjoy."

Media collusion with the Clinton campaign has also now been cemented, with a Clinton Foundation insider describing (http://thefreethoughtproject.com/breaking-wikileaks-exposes-white-house-media-clinton-colluding-label-critics-conspiracy-theorists/) with delight a forthcoming article for the New York Times,
Agree. I like it, especially the 'twisting previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories'. I suspect we might be able to get repeat use of out of that one. Wikileaks release of the Podesta emails will most certainly reveal more in the days to come.

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The Podesta Emails: New Wikileaks documents reveal media collusion with the Clinton campaign (https://www.sott.net/article/330475-The-Podesta-Emails-New-Wikileaks-documents-reveal-media-collusion-with-the-Clinton-campaign)
'Attack, attack, attack': Leaked emails show panicked Netanyahu rallying Clinton and US Jews against BDS (https://www.sott.net/article/330489-Attack-attack-attack-Leaked-emails-show-panicked-Netanyahu-rallying-Clinton-and-US-Jews-against-BDS)
Assange announces WikiLeaks will publish all US election documents by Nov. 8 (https://www.sott.net/article/330099-Assange-announces-WikiLeaks-will-publish-all-US-election-documents-by-Nov-8)

9th October 2016, 16:19
media busted trying to make hero's out of "rebels" that beheaded a child.

9th October 2016, 16:42
Hillary caught planting audience members with "questions"


9th October 2016, 16:54
media busted trying to make hero's out of "rebels" that beheaded a child.
How 'bout those:

'Massive evidence foreign-funded White Helmets support terrorist entities in Syria' (https://www.rt.com/op-edge/361957-syria-white-helmets-un/)

Published time: 7 Oct, 2016 15:48
Get short URL (http://on.rt.com/7rad)

The White Helmets walk amid the debris in a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo. © Thaer Mohammed / AFP

Through the White Helmets we are seeing the eradication of Syrian state institutions and the implanting of a Syrian shadow state by predominantly the UK, the US and supported by EU governments, says Vanessa Beeley, independent researcher and journalist.

With Syria’s White Helmets having been in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, grabbing headlines as ‘Heroes of Peace’, with the media and politicians endorsing them, RT spoke with Vanessa Beeley, independent researcher and journalist.

Beeley discussed whether The White Helmets are indeed "independent, impartial and unsullied by Western cash".

RT: The White Helmets claim to be a “neutral, impartial, humanitarian NGO". Is that really the case?

Vanessa Beeley: It’s impossible for that claim to be legitimate. Let’s take it first of all, “neutral”. They claim that they receive no funding from any governments that have a vested interest in the Syrian conflict. And yet they are (http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/tag/the-white-helmets/) in fact multimillion funded, conservatively speaking, 100 million dollars from the US, 23 million via USAID; from the UK around now 65 million - it was originally 19.7 million pounds and Boris Johnson announced a further 32 million. France is supplying equipment. Denmark, Germany, Holland and even Japan through the international agency in Japan.

So, it is very hard to comprehend how this organization can describe itself as unaffiliated to government bodies that have an interest and known and declared interest in regime change in Syria. Then if we look at their claims to be neutral, they are embedded entirely in terrorist-held areas whether it is predominantly Al-Nusra front or ISIS or any of the various associated brigades of terrorists that take their command very much from Al-Nusra Front, that is where White Helmets are exclusively.

There is massive video and photographic testimonial evidence from inside Syria to give evidence that they are running a terrorist support group. They provide medical care for the terrorists, they funnel equipment in from Turkey into the terrorist areas (…) They’ve been filmed participating and facilitating an execution of a civilian in Aleppo. They post celebratory videos to their social media pages of the execution of civilian Arab soldiers. From the testimony from the real Syria Civil Defense across Syria they have also been involved (http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/10/28/part-ii-syrias-white-helmets-war-by-way-of-deception-moderate-executioners/) in the taking over of the real Syria Civil Defense units, the stealing of their equipment and the eventual massacres and kidnapping of real Syria Civil Defense crews.

RT: Who exactly are its members and its leaders?

VB: If we take the leaders, they were both prominent anti-government protesters or demonstrators (...) Raed Saleh was actually deported from the US in April 2016 from Dulles airport. And Mark Toner avoided the questions as to how and why he was deported, while the US is giving 23 million to this organization. He eventually said “because of extremist connections.” In September this year we know that Raed Saleh was allowed back to New York and into the UN and met with Secretary of State John Kerry. But this is not the first time that the United States has allowed terrorist faction leaders in. Labib Al Nahhas was allowed IN December 2015, the leader of Ahrar Al-Sham. It is no stranger to US territory that leaders of terrorist groups or suspect groups are allowed into the US. The trainer of the White Helmets - and this is very important - is an ex British military mercenary, James Le Mesurier, who was given the OBE in June, 2016 by the British government. If we look at his career, and we look at his connections, he connects back to organizations, private security firms, like Blackwater, now called Academi, who, if we remember, were basically a CIA outreach assassination organization that had millions pumped into them by President Bush, and even by President Obama, who gave them over $250 million to continue in their role as assassination experts for the CIA.

RT: The White Helmets are also referred (http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-real-syria-civil-defence-exposes-natos-white-helmets-as-terrorist-linked-imposters/5547528) to as the ‘Syria Civil Defense.’ Is it the same thing?

VB: This is a complete criminal and illegal taking of copyright. The real Syria Civil Defense inside Syria has existed for 63 years; the White Helmets have existed for 3 years, they were founded in 2013. What we are seeing here is an eradication of Syrian state institutions and the implantation of a Syrian shadow state by predominantly the UK and the US, but also supported by EU governments.

White helmets, really? (https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/361887-white-helmets-aid-pr/)

9th October 2016, 17:01
What a farce, despicable media manipulation, presidency based on lies, put that job lot in prison for treason. This reportage is believable, whereas where are the judiciary when one needs them? Bought and paid for? It beggars belief....🙄

9th October 2016, 19:05
Edit: because of duplicated content...

Replacement... for those that can stomach the details... this one you may want to ignore...

Disturbing Video Shows Syrian Rebels
'Behead 12-Year-Old Boy' On Camera
(Published on Jul 20, 2016)

9th October 2016, 19:16
And this one just put out today by Corbett Report:
[...]See post # 6 (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?93772-Political-Trolls-and-the-Propaganda-Wars&p=1104701&viewfull=1#post1104701) above (or is that one of those "Ignore List" trick?).

9th October 2016, 22:21
And this one just put out today by Corbett Report:
[...]See post # 6 (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?93772-Political-Trolls-and-the-Propaganda-Wars&p=1104701&viewfull=1#post1104701) above (or is that one of those "Ignore List" trick?).

I would be surprised if I wasn't on a few ignore lists ;)

That video deserves to be posted twice.. that **** is insane... I hope a LOT of people see it.

9th October 2016, 23:54
And, now, for that colored pill:

Whistle blower reveals secret U.S. program to recruit, train, and provide visas to ‘terrorists’ (https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/whistle-blower-reveals-secret-u-s-program-to-recruit-train-and-provide-visas-to-terrorists/)

By Barrie Zwicker (Special to Truth and Shadows) June 19, 2015


IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW how sausages are made, don’t start reading Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World (https://www.amazon.com/Visas-Al-Qaeda-Handouts-Insiders/dp/0990926206/) by Michael Springmann. The sausages in this case: the string of too-easily-swallowed accounts of bloody events in the “global war on terror,” served up daily with relish by the mainstream media. In reality these sausages are filled with tainted meat that’s making everyone sick.

Springmann is a brave whistle blower living in Washington, D.C. He’s written an accessible book, safe to digest, highlighting details of the corruption of the American Empire (and its accomplices, including Canada) as he experienced them from the inside during his years with the U.S. State Department.

While he served as a visa officer in the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for instance, he was obliged under threat of dismissal to issue visas to persons hired clandestinely by the CIA to become trained-in-the-USA terrorists. Most of these psychopathic thugs were clearly and legally unqualified to be issued visas. There is every reason to believe the “Visas for Terrorists” program remains fully operative today. It takes a lot of expendable terrorists to run a global terrorism op.

Springmann places his experiences both within the context of the historical roots of the U.S. Empire and within its current ongoing global destabilization project.

“This tale,” the author states near the beginning, “is a sordid sketch of backstabbing, disloyalty, double crosses, faithlessness, falsity, perfidy, sellouts, treachery, and betrayal.”

And that only covers the bureaucratic aspect. Even more sobering is his sketch of human rights violations: torture, assassinations, massacres including bombings of markets, invasions and occupations of countries, destabilization of nations and regions.

Then there’s the financial side: widespread criminality, resource theft, bribery, diversion of funds, illicit drug dealing and more.

Not to mention the flouting of international laws. This dimension includes gross infringements on national sovereignty, the casual violation of treaties and ho-hum everyday general lawlessness, risking even the threat of nuclear annihilation.
All this before taking into account the moral dimension, in which trashing the Ten Commandments is just an opening trifle.

“My story shows how things really work,” Springmann writes, correctly. In the book’s 250 pages he names names, dates, times and places – presumably opening himself up to lawsuits, should there be anything here that the individuals named deem libelous. They might think twice, however, since Springmann is a lawyer by profession and knows his way around the Empire’s capital – as well as some of its outlying ramparts such as Stuttgart, New Delhi and especially Jeddah.

Stinging in itself, Springmann’s book also can be read as an authenticating companion to Michel Chossudovsky’s Towards a World War III Scenario (2012) and The Globalization of War: America’s “Long War” Against Humanity (2015). Along the way, both authors deal, to one extent or another, with the ideological, hubristic and increasingly bellicose role of the Harper government as handmaiden to the American Empire, including military involvements in Libya, Serbia and the Ukraine. Springmann necessarily refers very little to Canada, but to read his account of the cowardly and unnecessary rain of death inflicted on Libya, for instance, is to be obliged as a Canadian to think of Harper’s enthusiasm and pride in having this country share in the slaughter and destabilization carried out under the Orwellian “responsibility to protect” notion.

Springmann quotes Maximilian C. Forte who notes that before the attack Libya enjoyed the highest Human Development Index (a UN measurement of well-being) in all Africa. “After Western military forces destroyed the country the Index only records the steep collapse of all indicators of well-being. More Libyans were killed with intervention than without. It was about control, about militarizing Africa,” Forte argues.

What Springmann brings uniquely to the table is his firsthand knowledge of precisely how the USA recruits terrorists (no quotation marks needed), sends them to the USA for training and then deploys them to carry out murders, torture, bombings and more. The bloody mayhem carried out by these thousands of paid mercenaries – ostensibly beheading-habituated “jihadists” fighting against democracy, decency and the USA and its “allies – is planned, organized and funded by none other than the same USA and its allies. It’s a global false flag operation – the largest by far in history.

As Springmann on page 65 writes of the “Visas for Terrorists Program:”
This was not an ad hoc operation, conceived and carried out in response to a specific foreign policy issue. Rather, it was another of too many CIA efforts to destroy governments, countries, and politicians disfavored by the American “establishment” in its “bipartisan” approach to matters abroad. Whether it was opposing the imaginary evils of communism, the fictitious malevolence of Islam, or the invented wickedness of Iran, America and its intelligence services, brave defenders of “The City Upon A Hill,” sought out and created fear and loathing of peoples and countries essentially engaged in efforts to better their lives and improve their political world. Along the way, Agency-sponsored murders, war crimes, and human rights violations proved to be good business. Jobs for the Clandestine Service (people who recruit and run spies), sales of weapons and aircraft, as well as the myriad items needed to control banks, countries and peoples all provided income for and benefits to American companies.
That the American Empire has been able to carry out such a massive illegal program for so long is the saddest of commentaries on how deep the rot is, how effective the secrecy, how complicit the media.

As to the span of dangerous widespread deception, Springmann notes that Rahul Bedi wrote in Jane’s Defence Weekly on September 14, 2001 that beginning in 1980 “thousands [of mujahideen] were … brought to America and made competent in terrorism by Green Berets and SEALS at US government East Coast facilities, trained in guerilla warfare and armed with sophisticated weapons.”

The point is made repeatedly that Al Qaeda and now ISIS/ISIL/the Islamic State are essentially “Made in USA” entities, brought into being and organized for the Empire’s purposes. Among the elements that make possible such a vast fraud are deception, compartmentalization and secrecy. Springmann quotes attorney Pat Frascogna, “a man with FOIA expertise,” about secrecy and its purpose:
Thus whether it be learning the dirty and unethical business practices of a company or the secrets of our government, the same deployment of denials and feigning ignorance about what is really going on are the all-too-common methods used to keep the truth from the light of day.
Langley recruited the Arab-Afghans so clandestinely that the terrorists didn’t know they had been recruited. They thought that they had found a battlefield on their own, or through the Internet or through Twitter or through television. The Agency didn’t even bother to tell the non-CIA Americans involved in giving them US visas about they were doing…
Frascogna’s observation intersects with Springmann’s on-the-job experiences as a visa officer in Jeddah starting in 1987. Springmann was repeatedly overruled when he turned down disqualified applicants for U.S. visas. He writes:
As I later learned to my dismay, the visa applicants were recruits for the war in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union’s armed forces. Further, as time went by, the fighters, trained in the United States, went on to other battlefields: Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. They worked with the American intelligence services and the State Department to destabilize governments the United States opposed. While it’s no secret, most knowledgeable people still refuse to talk about this agenda.
As Springmann learned, “the average percentage of intelligence officers to real diplomats at a given Foreign Service post is about one in three. My experience in Jeddah, Stuttgart, and New Delhi might place it higher—at least 50 percent, if not more.” According to the Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats: Spooks in U.S. Foreign Service [sic], a twelve-page, 1983 Canadian publication (see namebase.org), the percentage is 60 percent.

“At Jeddah,” Springmann writes, “to the best of my knowledge, out of some twenty US citizens assigned to the consulate, only three people, including myself, worked for the Department of State. The rest were CIA or NSA officials or their spouses.” Elsewhere Springmann suggests that essentially the CIA runs the State Department, and that this is true of many other U.S. government departments and agencies as well. It seems that it’s almost impossible to over-estimate the reach of the CIA’s tentacles or the overweening treason of its nonstop black ops and unconstitutional operations domestically.


Full article: https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/whistle-blower-reveals-secret-u-s-program-to-recruit-train-and-provide-visas-to-terrorists/

Wayne Madsen review: Timely book on Saudi/CIA backing of Al Qaeda (http://michaelspringmann.com/about.html#)

10th October 2016, 13:06
I knew it!

All the NSA eve-droppers are Mossad Russian-born spies... :pound:

Apple Watches banned from UK govt meetings amid claims of ‘Russian secret agent’ hacking (https://www.rt.com/uk/362236-apple-watches-cabinet-banned/)
Published time: 10 Oct, 2016 12:12Edited time: 10 Oct, 2016 12:14
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UK ministers have been banned from wearing Apple Watches during Cabinet meetings amid concerns they could be used by Russian spies as listening devices, it has been reported.

According to the Telegraph, Theresa May’s government has barred the watch over concerns its microphone could be hacked by spies who would be able to listen in to high-level policy discussions.

“The Russians are trying to hack everything,” one source told the newspaper.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has hit back at the report.

“Apple Watch, easy. It is strange that the Daily Telegraph do not know that ‘Russian secret agents’ can hack Breguet even better,” she wrote on Facebook, referring to a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches.

Under former Prime Minister David Cameron, several cabinet ministers wore the watches, including Justice Secretary Michael Gove.

Gove reportedly interrupted one meeting by inadvertently playing a Beyonce song.

Sarah Vine, his wife, said he had been “surreptitiously checking his emails,” but pressed the wrong button when a message came through.

“So the cabinet was treated to the first few bars of a song from Beyonce,” she said.

Mobile phones have previously been barred from the Cabinet because of similar concerns.

The Apple Watch has also been banned from Australian cabinet meetings.

There is a good deal of paranoia among some Western governments that Russia is gaining access to sensitive information.

According to the Verge, the US government is now officially blaming Russia for a recent attack on the Democratic National Committee.


Related: NSA hacking Tools for sale (https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130883-300-second-snowden-could-be-behind-sale-of-nsa-hacking-tools/)

12th November 2016, 15:04
Journalist: US-Linked Organization's Support for Syrian Civilians Sheer Lie (http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950822000838)


TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian journalist proved via release of several images of a Syrian child that the US-linked White Helmet Humanitarian Organization's claims of saving civilians in the war-hit country are mere lies.

Abbas Jom'eh released three images of a little girl that had been allegedly rescued by members of the White Helmet Organization in three different locations, disclosing the organization's lies about rescuing civilians in Syria.

In his tweeter page, the Syrian journalist placed three images form the girl that was rescued by the White Helmet's agents in different places.

"Actors in the White Helmet rescue one girl in three different places! Can't they play their role any better on this stage?" Abbas Jom'eh asked.

21st January 2017, 12:14
How To Tell If You Are Communicating With An Artificial Intelligence Troll!
I wish to share this intriguing article:

by Nikki Colombo,
Editor – Contact Online Magazine

Pop This One In Your Spiritual Toolbox!

Millions of AI Troll programs know your vulnerabilities and will use them to draw you into an argument online draining you of your power!

These programs will use your name and tap into your weaknesses from a personal point of view designed to “hook” you in, resulting in you spiraling down into the lower vibrations keeping you in “control”.

I have recently consulted clients that have been brought to absolute despair after an “emotional vampire” episode sucking them into a psychological warfare of the mind.

Respond with a sarcastic comment and if the response you receive ” goes right over their head ” or it just doesn’t get it, you’ll know your dealing with an AI Troll.

AI doesn’t understand sarcasm and this is an great advantage for us.

We are becoming more aware of how important discernment is these days, at the same time not judging for what it is. Pulling back from the “ping pong” of judgement and just “be” the witness and the observer releases you of karmic ties.

This is what Unity Consciousness is all about.

We are here to master our emotions.

A Voice from the Mountains
21st January 2017, 20:09
When one knows what a "Troll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)" is and the tactics a troll uses on the internet; the similarity with political and economical behaviors is... striking!

The main one being: Throw a lie/ad hominem/propaganda point and let the opposition spend their time denying it... the latter being then labeled "propaganda" while the former benefits of the impact of "First Strike."

It works all the time with short term memory people while the ones with long term memory are appalled at witnessing history repeating itself...

How synchronistic, because I just saw Madonna on TV saying that we all need to stand up and protect our freedoms and equality, implying that they're somehow under attack. Like you said, the brain-dead idiots will eat it up think Madonna is cool and must know what she's talking about. The rest of us facepalm at the irony of a multi-millionaire woman, one of the most privileged people in this country, who usually goes around half-naked in public, freely complaining about not getting what she wanted during the election.

17th April 2017, 13:26
Origins of the anti-Russia sanctions: The CIA-MI6 plot to corrupt Russia, recruit Navalny, murder Magnitsky, and blame Putin (VIDEO) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOx78CBq0Ck)

Russia Insider (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOx78CBq0Ck)
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:22 UTC

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William Browder, Anglo-American financial terrorist

This documentary caused an uproar in Russia when it appeared in April of 2016.

This film was made by the main Russian government news broadcasting company, Rossiya 1.

It alleges that Bill Browder, the legendary American hedge fund manager who from 1995 - 2005 was the largest foreign investor in Russia, controlling billions of $ and a significant share of Russia's leading companies, was in fact a CIA front.

At one point his funds owned 7% of Gazprom, using what the film argues were illegal schemes to acquire shares.

The film argues that Browder's whole involvement with Russia was a CIA operation to disrupt Russia politically and economically.

It alleges that in 2006, Browder was instructed by the CIA to provide financial support to the rising opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, and that the two then closely cooperated for the next 5 years.


As evidence, the film cites hacked CIA email and skype correspondence which it claims fell into Russian hands during the government upheaval in Kiev in 2014.

SOTT Comment: (https://www.sott.net/article/348362-Origins-of-the-anti-Russia-sanctions-The-CIA-MI6-plot-to-corrupt-Russia-recruit-Navalny-murder-Magnitsky-and-blame-Putin-VIDEO) More likely, they held onto the documents they'd obtained and only published them after the Anglos organized the coup in Kiev. When the film appeared, Browder and Navalny charged that the evidence was faked, and Navalny sued Rossiya 1 for libel. As of the translation of this video, (July 2016), the suit has not been concluded.

Browder was expelled from Russia in 2006, after which he led a highly successful public campaign criticizing Russia and Putin. The film argues that the campaign was financed by the CIA.

The campaign demanded sanctions against Russia for what Browder alleged was the murder of one of his employees, Sergei Magnitsky, and theft from his companies, by corrupt Russian officials.

His campaign resulted in the famous "Magnitsky Act" sanctions against Russia, passed by Congress in 2012.

The film alleges that this cynically misrepresents the facts. It alleges that Magnitsky ended up in jail for carrying out major fraud for Browder, and that he was on the verge of testifying against Browder when he died. It cites the hacked CIA mail as evidence that the CIA managed to orchestrate Magnitsky's death in prison.

The film argues that the only people with a motive for Magnitsky's death were Browder and the CIA, because his testimony about the tax fraud would have been devastating.

The film includes embarrassing details of tax avoidance schemes used by Browder and Magnitsky, including hiring barely literate invalids in remote corners of Russia as fake executives in order to receive tax breaks amounting to hundreds of millions of $.

The film then alleges, again citing the hacked CIA correspondence, that in 2010 Browder paid Navalny $300,000 to conduct a PR campaign in Russia in support of the Magnitsky Act.

SOTT Comment: (https://www.sott.net/article/348362-Origins-of-the-anti-Russia-sanctions-The-CIA-MI6-plot-to-corrupt-Russia-recruit-Navalny-murder-Magnitsky-and-blame-Putin-VIDEO) ...specifically, they organized anti-corruption, anti-government protests on the back of the 'uproar' over the 'exposure' of this 'scandal'. Little did [...] Russians know - at that point - that the scandal was organized from Washington and London. At one point in the film, lawyers for Browder's scheme ('Hermitage Capital Trust') in London are emailing Navalny in the build-up to and during the Bolotnaya protests in Moscow, warning him to not be so hasty in promoting his 'revolution':
20 October 2011: "We have our own goals. Bill asks you to be more careful. We strongly discourage you from interfering in the election process [the 2012 elections in Russia took place several months later, so the protests were timed to influence that]. It's not your aim. Watching, covering - yes. Protests - no."
28 October 2011: "Let's not get involved in the politics. [B]It's the next stage. It's much more interesting and important to work with minority assets, which undermine the financial system from the inside. Believe me, financial scandals are much more tangible than political ones." But Navalny couldn't help himself; he pushed for an 'Occupy Russia' movement with protests in every major Russian city, and the authorities stamped it out. This insight into how Western reality-creators operate begs the question: how many 'financial scandals' around the world are their own "tangible" operations designed to stir revolution from within/below? This documentary was never aired separately, rather appeared as a segment within the April 13, 2016 episode (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAktn0Bhnfhkk6P-j9fP95g) of the popular Russian political talk show Spetsialnii Korrespondent.

The episode consisted of an emotional 1.5 hour discussion of the film (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37GZ3Rpk4Qk), with several people who appeared in the film present (only in Russian).

Of the 10-plus guests, all but one, an American journalist, argued heatedly that Browder had clearly committed gross financial crimes and agreed with the film.

The comment leading into the beginning of the film is typical of the tone of the talk show, where the Deputy Chairman of Russia's parliament compares Browder to an "intestinal tapeworm".

At the conclusion of the film, the talk show guests discussed the film for a further 1.5 hours. About half of the guests were also featured in the film, and they were able to go into much more detail about their knowledge of the Browder case.

The discussion became very emotional, with some guests shouting about what they alleged are Browder's crimes.

SOTT Comment: (https://www.sott.net/article/348362-Origins-of-the-anti-Russia-sanctions-The-CIA-MI6-plot-to-corrupt-Russia-recruit-Navalny-murder-Magnitsky-and-blame-Putin-VIDEO) The above summary names the CIA only, but actually, the Russians also obtained significant documentation showing that British MI6 handled Bill Browder (code name 'Agent Solomon'), who in turn handled Navalny (code name 'Agent Freedom'). Among the dynamite revelations is a CIA memo signed by Valerie Plame in which she outlines how their "proxies" in the Russian prison system can see to it that Magnitsky's medications are withheld from him, causing his death...

And so, the anti-Russia sanctions actually predate the Kiev coup and re-taking of Crimea, which merely provided the opportunity to ramp up anti-Russia sanctions and the demonization of Putin to a whole new level. Western intelligence has clearly long had Putin in their its sights. Browder was booted out of Russia in 2006 (the same year Litvinenko was murdered, probably by Western intelligence agents (https://www.sott.net/article/307343-Litvinenko-By-Way-Of-Deception-Part-1)), and thus began the intense PR campaign to portray Putin's Russia as singularly corrupt.

Little do its believers realize that the evidence they cite for said corruption is predominantly the handiwork of Western intelligence efforts to corrupt Russia from without. In reality, Putin is singularly incorruptible (https://www.sott.net/article/278407-Is-Putin-incorruptible-US-insiders-view-of-the-Russian-presidents-character-and-his-countrys-transformation), a fact that drives the reality-creators in London and Washington to wage their multi-decade war against the man they have identified as the number one threat to Western hegemony and US unipolarity.

20th July 2017, 15:28

Someone managed to weaponize "Blue Avian" birdies...