Friday, 21 September 2018

Russian Plane Hit, Nevermind that Israel Has Been Attacking Syria for Years




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Blame Game: Downing of Russian plane reveals resentment over Syria


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – Sept. 19, 2018: Militants Reject Demilitarization Zone In Idlib




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

The United States Is a Dead Man Walking - Paul Craig Roberts


While driving yesterday, I turned on the car radio to see if the Russian/Syrian liberation of Idlib, Syria, from the Washington-supported terrorists had begun. What I got was two white females deploring white racism on NPR. They were so guilty that they had indirectly benefitted from white racism. I thought I was going to drown in the guilt of one of the females before she ever finished her sentence.
 
You are not going to believe the “indirect benefit” that produced such wrenching guilt in the white female. But maybe you will. She had purchased a brick bungalow Identical to the one next door in which a black American lived with the difference that the attic in her house had been refurbished, but the black man’s attic had not. Her racial guilt came from the fact that the white person from whom she had purchased the house had been able to refurbish the attic, but her black neighbor had not, apparently because of racism.
 
Does this seem like a reasonable explanation for wallowing in racial guilt? I can think of many better ones that go unmentioned in the presstitute media. For example, as Eric Zuesse reports, Saudi Arabia, the puppet state that Washington has sicced on Yemen, is “systematically blocking food from reaching tens of millions of people, Houthis, who live in Yemen and are surrounded by the U.S. alliance’s engines of death.” The Houthis are being starved to death because they wanted a government of their own, not one imposed by Washington.
 
One wonders at the extremely limited definition of racial guilt that the two white women on NPR found so difficult to bear: The black neighbor had a house just like hers only his attic wasn’t refurbished, a sign of racism that she felt guilty about.

How would such emotional and intellectual weaklings, as these NPR women, bear the US-enforced starvation of ten million people in Yemen currently underway, the destruction in whole or part of 8 countries under the criminal Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama Regimes, now extending into the Trump regime. How could these guilt-burdened women bear the Israeli state’s systematic genocide of the Palestinians?

Of course, they don’t have to, because NPR never tells them about it. NPR is where white people go to do their self-denunciation as unworthy. This process can’t be interrupted by showing where the heavy guilt resides. If white people can’t be made to feel guilty, how can blacks and Jews be safe?

The US print and TV media along with NPR have been missing in action for a long time. Russiagate is an orchestration by the US military/security complex to prevent President Trump from reducing the dangerous tensions between the two main nuclear powers by normalizing relations with Russia. Normal relations could adversely impact the enormous budget and power of the military/security complex. Therefore, humanity must remain at high risk of nuclear Armageddon in order to protect the military/security complex’s budget, especially Dick Chaney’s interests in Halliburton.

The Russian government has presented documented and proven information to the United Nations that the Washington-supported terrortists in Idlib province have prepared a false-flag chemical attack to be blamed on Syria and by implication on Russia. Films are available online, prior to the announcement of an attack, of the preparatory drills that school children in Idlib are practicing for the cameras. Washington has such control over media explanations that this false-flag “Syrian chemical attack” can go forward despite the certification from the international organization that monitors chemical weapons that the Syrian government has zero chemical weapons. See, for example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYBJH2IaLF8&feature=youtu.be  
 
I hope readers are not so brainwashed that they are unable to see that this is a film prepared in advance of a false flag event that will be released to the presstitute media as a real event.
 
The American media has never done the job that the Founding Fathers gave it and protected with the First Amendment. But until the criminal Clinton regime, which permited 6 monopolies to concentrate in 6 hands 90% of the US media, truth could sometimes get out. But no more. The US media is incapable of reporting the most compelling events of our time which could result in the destruction of life on earth. Instead, the presstitutes save their jobs by reporting fake news that serves the interests of the ruling elite.
 
Currently, Russia, Syria, and Iran are preparing to liberate the last Syrian province that is still in the hands of Washington’s proxy army—Al Qaeda, Al Nursa, and ISIS. Washington has sent US troops to be dispersed among the terrorists that Washington sent to overthrow Syria, thinking the American presence would deter the Russian/Syrian attack on Washington’s terrorists allies. Once again, Washington took advantage of Putin’s hesitancy to make the situation more difficult for him.

Apparently, Washington has succeeded in delaying the final liberation of Syria from US-supported terrorists. However, the Russian military, if not the Russian government, understands that at this late stage in the game, Russia cannot back down without being inundated with massive provocations as the price of its rectitude. This is why there is an armada of Russian navy off the coast of Syria armed with Russia’s new hypersonic missiles against which the US has no defense whatsoever. If it comes to a conflict, it is the Russian government’s choice alone whether any US ship will still be afloat.
 
The Russian military also has its newest aircraft, far superior to the American junk, armed with the hypersonic missiles. A Russian/ Washington showdown in Syria means a humiliating military defeat for Washington.
 
This realization makes the Russian government hesitant to use its military power in Syria. The Russian government knows that Washington is insane, that the insane neoconservatives believe in US exceptionalism and indispensability and are committed to American unilateralism. The Russians are aware that Trump, although he intended to reduce tensions, has collapsed to the onslaught from the military/security complex and would be likely to “rescue America’s honor” by pushing the button.
 
This, I think, could be the reason that the liberation of Idlib province has not begun. This part of Syria might be left in Washington hands as a way of avoiding the end of the world

On the other hand, the Russian military and Russian nationalists are tired of Washington’s and militarily-impotent UK’s insults and provocations. They are growing impatient waiting for a defense of Russia’s honor. They understand that accepting one provocation leads to another and that eventually Russia will have to fight. Putin has been weakened by his pension changes, fostered off on him by Washington’s fifth column inside Russia—the Washington-trained neoliberal economists. It is a mystery to everyone why Putin trusts these de facto US agents who intend his and Russia’s ruin.

In other words, the situation in Syria is dangerous, and the US media ignores it except as a propaganda opportunity to condemn Russia for chemical attacks and civilian deaths. Indeed, the US media’s only interest is to be the first to report Syria’s use of chemical weapons in the liberation of Idlib province. In other words, the US media can’t wait to propel the world into World War 3.

The other extraordinary failure of the American media is the reporting on Israel. The Israeli Zionists have been committing genocide against the Palestinians, whose country they have stolen in plain view, with no effective protest from the Great Moral Western World or anyone else, for many decades. Today the remnants of Palestine are mainly in refugee camps outside the country and in the concentration camp, the Gaza Ghetto.

As far as NPR, CNN, the NY Times, or the CIA’s Washington Post are concerned, Israel’s heavy crimes against humanity do not exist. Indeed, President Trump’s National Security Advisor, a neoconservative, recently declared that the US government would use all its power to protect every American and Israeli from accountability as war criminals before the International Criminal Court.
 
In other words, Trump’s National Security Advisor declared Americans and Israelis to be above the law that Washington applies to everyone else. See for example: https://truthout.org/articles/john-bolton-escalates-blackmail-to-shield-us-war-criminals/

So, what do we have? We have the US media comfortable with the fact that Israeli crimes against humanity are not reported, because to do so would be anti-semitic and holocaust denial.

The US media has no interest in the self-interest that the military/security complex has in Russiagate, because investigating this interest would distract from the media’s commitment to get Trump impeached as a Russian agent.

The US media, indeed, the entirety of the Western media, has no interest in the dangerous conflict that the West has gratuitously orchestrated with Russia, because any such reporting would scare people to death and make them realize that the agendas promoted by the media threaten the life of the planet.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/17/the-united-states-is-a-dead-man-walking/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

The Death of James Forrestal. Richard Dolan


Richard Dolan goes in dept on the death of James Forrestal



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

Dalai Lama: FAR RIGHT Nationalist & Tibetan Supremacist (Black Pigeon)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

North Korea to Dismantle Several Sites, Will File with South Korea to Host 2032 Olympics (Styx)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

Ya'll Are NOT Oppressed Living in America. KNOCK IT OFF




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

JOB DESTROYERS WHINE ABOUT TRUMP’S TARIFFS ON CHINA


The people responsible for exporting hundreds of thousands of American manufacturing jobs to brutal sweatshops in countries like China – which often employ child labor – have been taking to the public airwaves on platforms like NPR to protest President Trump’s latest round of trade tasks.

Judging by their rhetoric, if President Trump keeps it up, the boardrooms of tax-dodging, child-exploiting, multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporations may soon supplant Chinese factories on the worldwide list of top purchasers of suicide netting.

Indeed, there is little that reveals the truth about how the leadership of the Democratic party sold out its former bread and butter constituency of American blue-collar workers while turning a blind eye to human rights violations abroad than its stance on the “screw-you” economics of “free” trade. For example, former President Bill Clinton negotiated and signed the original NAFTA treaty with the nearly-unanimous backing of Ivy League economists who ridiculed those who dared to disagree with their rosy fiscal predictions that it would create tens of thousands of well-paying jobs in the U.S.

In short order, NAFTA was hailed as one of the cornerstone accomplishments of the Clinton presidency.

However, the reality of the last two decades has seen well over a hundred thousand manufacturing jobs leave America for Mexico, benefiting producers through reduced labor costs while decimating blue-collar towns and cities in the U.S.

Yet apparently not even that stark truth in the widespread discrediting of the liberal economic theories of the 1990’s deterred former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from changing her tune to support the now-defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty once the special interests got to her with their checkbooks before the 2016 election. Many of the same economists and job exporters who loved NAFTA were practically salivating over the TPP before President Trump derailed that runaway train

And now, they’re crying wolf on the latest trade announcement from the White House – an increase in tariffs on China enacted in reaction to retaliatory import dues the Asian nation recently established on American agriculture. President Trump has long criticized how the U.S. has dealt with China, allowing it to manipulate its currency in an anti-competitive manner. As a candidate, Trump promised on the campaign trail to aggressively meet those challenges rather than continue a trade policy stance he characterized as weak.
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2018/09/job-destroyers-whine-about-trumps.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2018.]

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Media Ignores Israeli Role in Downing of Russian Aircraft in Syria


The Pentagon and State Department directed media insinuate the tragedy was the fault of the Russians, who got in the way of yet another—there are hundreds—illegal Israeli attack on Syria. The illegality of these persistent attacks on Syrian sovereignty is rarely if ever pointed out by the national security state’s scribes and teleprompter readers. 

Here is what these lackluster careerists in service to the state ignore: the Israelis used the Russian aircraft as cover. 

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. 

Russia said it reserves the right to take “commensurate measures” against Israel in response. However, Russia will do little beyond symbolic gestures. It knows these kind of provocations have the potential to start a real war—not another proxy war fought by fanatical Salafists—and the consequence of such an escalation will likely result in nuclear war and the end of life on planet Earth. 

If you do an internet search of the above Russian ministry quote, the results returned are either from Russian or alternative news websites, not the corporate media which has long been assigned the role of covering up—or if that’s not possible, ignoring entirely—the serial crimes of two of the world’s most notorious war criminal nations. 

The trickery and deception employed in the downing of the Russian aircraft is normal day-to-day behavior for Israel. It makes no excuse for trying to start larger wars in the Middle East, wantonly and freely murdering Palestinians (many locked up in the world’s largest open-air prison, Gaza), and manipulating Congress and the idiot savant Trump—he is proficient in one area: promotion of his own oversized ego—into moving to cancel the First Amendment and criminalizing all who criticize the Zionist settler state. 

If Israel and Saudi Arabia with its bounty of oil didn’t exist, the United States would be far less interested in the Middle East. Then again, the corporate and bankster empire is obsessive-compulsive when it comes to meddling in the affairs of foreign nations, kickstarting wars, and forcing neoliberal economic suicide upon other nations. 

Putin may parley with Netanyahu, but Israel’s participation in these handshake events amounts to little more than window-dressing, a cover for more deception. It is, after all, Mossad’s guiding principle, reflected in its motto: “By way of deception thou shalt do war,” which is taken from Proverbs 24:6 (the Proverbs of Solomon) in the Hebrew Bible, what the Christians call the Old Testament. 
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Russian inaction is a big flashing green light for the Israelis. They have bombed Syria over 200 times without a significant response. They know if Russia or Iran retaliate for these attacks which undoubtedly killed an unknown number of civilians, they can count on the stupid Americans to fight to last battle, as portrayed in the final Chapter of the Jewish bible, the so-called Book of Zechariah, the Apocalypse. 
https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/68378/media-ignores-israeli-role-in-downing-of-russian-aircraft.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

Trump, Kavanaugh, FISA & Texts To Be Released. Michael Rivero


China, Russia, Syria, GMO’s, and Fake Weather
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know


Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

Further, why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history over the past half century, such as the political assassinations of the 1960s, or the central role played by the CIA in international drug trafficking?

Popular and academic commentators have suggested various reasons for the almost universal failure of mainstream journalism in these areas, including newsroom sociology, advertising pressure, monopoly ownership, news organizations’ heavy reliance on “official” sources, and journalists’ simple quest for career advancement. There is also, no doubt, the influence of professional public relations maneuvers. Yet such a broad conspiracy of silence suggests another province of deception examined far too infrequently—specifically the CIA and similar intelligence agencies’ continued involvement in the news media to mold thought and opinion in ways scarcely imagined by the lay public.

The following historical and contemporary facts–by no means exhaustive–provides a glimpse of the power such entities possess to influence, if not determine, popular memory and what respectable institutions deem to be the historical record.
  1. The CIA’s Operation MOCKINGBIRD is a long-recognised keystone among researchers pointing to the Agency’s clear interest in and relationship to major US news media. MOCKINGBIRD grew out of the CIA’s forerunner, the Office for Strategic Services (OSS, 1942-47), which during World War Two had established a network of journalists and psychological warfare experts operating primarily in the European theatre.
  2. Many of the relationships forged under OSS auspices were carried over into the postwar era through a State Department-run organization called the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) overseen by OSS staffer Frank Wisner.
  3. The OPC “became the fastest-growing unit within the nascent CIA,” historian Lisa Pease observes, “rising in personnel from 302 in 1949 to 2,812 in 1952, along with 3,142 overseas contract personnel. In the same period, the budget rose from $4.7 million to $82 million.” Lisa Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” in James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X, Port Townsend, WA, 2003, 300.
  4. Like many career CIA officers, eventual CIA Director/Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Richard Helms was recruited out of the press corps by his own supervisor at the United Press International’s Berlin Bureau to join in the OSS’s fledgling “black propaganda” program. “‘[Y]ou’re a natural,” Helms’ boss remarked. Richard Helms, A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency, New York: Random House, 2003, 30-31.
  5. Wisner tapped Marshall Plan funds to pay for his division’s early exploits, money his branch referred to as “candy.” “We couldn’t spend it all,” CIA agent Gilbert Greenway recalls. “I remember once meeting with Wisner and the comptroller. My God, I said, how can we spend that? There were no limits, and nobody had to account for it. It was amazing.” Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, New York: The New Press, 2000, 105.
  6. When the OPC was merged with the Office of Special Operations in 1948 to create the CIA, OPC’s media assets were likewise absorbed.
  7. Wisner maintained the top secret “Propaganda Assets Inventory,” better known as “Wisner’s Wurlitzer”—a virtual rolodex of over 800 news and information entities prepared to play whatever tune Wisner chose. “The network included journalists, columnists, book publishers, editors, entire organizations such as Radio Free Europe, and stringers across multiple news organizations.” Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 300.
  8. A few years after Wisner’s operation was up-and-running he “’owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS, and other communication vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a CIA analyst. Each one was a separate ‘operation,’” investigative journalist Deborah Davis notes, “requiring a code name, a field supervisor, and a field office, at an annual cost of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars—there has never been an accurate accounting.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 139.
  9. Psychological operations in the form of journalism were perceived as necessary to influence and direct mass opinion, as well as elite perspectives. “[T]he President of the United States, the Secretary of State, Congressmen and even the Director of the CIA himself will read, believe, and be impressed by a report from Cy Sulzberger, Arnaud de Borchgrave, or Stewart Alsop when they don’t even bother to read a CIA report on the same subject,” noted CIA agent Miles Copeland. Cited in Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 301.
  10. By the mid-to-late 1950s, Darrell Garwood points out, the Agency sought to limit criticism directed against covert activity and bypass congressional oversight or potential judicial interference by “infiltrat[ing] the groves of academia, the missionary corps, the editorial boards of influential journal and book publishers, and any other quarters where public attitudes could be effectively influenced.” Darrell Garwood, Under Cover: Thirty-Five Years of CIA Deception, New York: Grove Press, 1985, 250.
  11. The CIA frequently intercedes in editorial decision-making. For example, when the Agency proceeded to wage an overthrow of the Arbenz regime in Guatemala in 1954, Allen and John Foster Dulles, President Eisenhower’s CIA Director and Secretary of State respectively, called upon New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger to reassign reporter Sydney Gruson from Guatemala to Mexico City. Sulzberger thus placed Gruson in Mexico City with the rationale that some repercussions from the revolution might be felt in Mexico. Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 302.
  12. Since the early 1950s the CIA “has secretly bankrolled numerous foreign press services, periodicals and newspapers—both English and foreign language—which provided excellent cover for CIA operatives,” Carl Bernstein reported in 1977. “One such publication was the Rome Daily American, forty percent of which was owned by the CIA until the 1970s.” Carl Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media,” Rolling Stone, October 20, 1977.
  13. The CIA exercised informal liaisons with news media executives, in contrast to its relationships with salaried reporters and stringers, “who were much more subject to direction from the Agency” according to Bernstein. “A few executives—Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times among them—signed secrecy agreements. But such formal understandings were rare: relationships between Agency officials and media executives were usually social—’The P and Q Street axis in Georgetown,’ said one source. ‘You don’t tell William Paley to sign a piece of paper saying he won’t fink.’” Director of CBS William Paley’s personal “friendship with CIA Director Dulles is now known to have been one of the most influential and significant in the communications industry,” author Debora Davis explains. “He provided cover for CIA agents, supplied out-takes of news film, permitted the debriefing of reporters, and in many ways set the standard for the cooperation between the CIA and major broadcast companies which lasted until the mid-1970s.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 175.
  14. “The Agency’s relationship with the Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials,” Bernstein points out in his key 1977 article. “From 1950 to 1966, about ten CIA employees were provided Times cover under arrangements approved by the newspaper’s late publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. The cover arrangements were part of a general Times policy—set by Sulzberger—to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.” In addition, Sulzberger was a close friend of CIA Director Allen Dulles. “’At that level of contact it was the mighty talking to the mighty,’ said a high‑level CIA official who was present at some of the discussions. ‘There was an agreement in principle that, yes indeed, we would help each other. The question of cover came up on several occasions. It was agreed that the actual arrangements would be handled by subordinates…. The mighty didn’t want to know the specifics; they wanted plausible deniability.’” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  15. CBS’s Paley worked reciprocally with the CIA, allowing the Agency to utilize network resources and personnel. “It was a form of assistance that a number of wealthy persons are now generally known to have rendered the CIA through their private interests,” veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr wrote in 1977. “It suggested to me, however, that a relationship of confidence and trust had existed between him and the agency.” Schorr points to “clues indicating that CBS had been infiltrated.” For example, “A news editor remembered the CIA officer who used to come to the radio control room in New York in the early morning, and, with the permission of persons unknown, listened to CBS correspondents around the world recording their ‘spots’ for the ‘World News Roundup’ and discussing events with the editor on duty. Sam Jaffe claimed that when he applied in 1955 for a job with CBS, a CIA officer told him that he would be hired–which he subsequently was. He was told that he would be sent to Moscow–which he subsequently was; he was assigned in 1960 to cover the trial of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. [Richard] Salant told me,” Schorr continues, “that when he first became president of CBS News in 1961, a CIA case officer called saying he wanted to continue the ‘long standing relationship known to Paley and [CBS president Frank] Stanton, but Salant was told by Stanton there was no obligation that he knew of” (276). Schorr, Daniel. Clearing the Air, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977, 277, 276.
  16. National Enquirer publisher Gene Pope Jr. worked briefly on the CIA’s Italy desk in the early 1950s and maintained close ties with the Agency thereafter. Pope refrained from publishing dozens of stories with “details of CIA kidnappings and murders, enough stuff for a year’s worth of headlines” in order to “collect chits, IOUs,” Pope’s son writes. “He figured he’d never know when he might need them, and those IOUs would come in handy when he got to 20 million circulation. When that happened, he’d have the voice to be almost his own branch of government and would need the cover.” Paul David Pope, The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today, New York: Phillip Turner/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, 309, 310.
  17. One explosive story Pope’s National Enquirer‘s refrained from publishing in the late 1970s centered on excerpts from a long-sought after diary of President Kennedy’s lover, Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was murdered on October 12, 1964. “The reporters who wrote the story were even able to place James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s head of counterintelligence operations, at the scene.” Another potential story drew on “documents proving that [Howard] Hughes and the CIA had been connected for years and that the CIA was giving Hughes money to secretly fund, with campaign donations, twenty-seven congressmen and senators who sat on sub-committees critical to the agency. There are also fifty-three international companies named and sourced as CIA fronts .. and even a list of reporters for mainstream media organizations who were playing ball with the agency.” Pope, The Deeds of My Fathers, 309.
  18. Angleton, who oversaw the Agency counterintelligence branch for 25 years, “ran a completely independent group entirely separate cadre of journalist‑operatives who performed sensitive and frequently dangerous assignments; little is known about this group for the simple reason that Angleton deliberately kept only the vaguest of files.” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  19. The CIA conducted a “formal training program” during the 1950s for the sole purpose of instructing its agents to function as newsmen. “Intelligence officers were ‘taught to make noises like reporters,’ explained a high CIA official, and were then placed in major news organizations with help from management. These were the guys who went through the ranks and were told ‘You’re going to he a journalist,’” the CIA official said.” The Agency’s preference, however, was to engage journalists who were already established in the industry. Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  20. Newspaper columnists and broadcast journalists with household names have been known to maintain close ties with the Agency. “There are perhaps a dozen well known columnists and broadcast commentators whose relationships with the CIA go far beyond those normally maintained between reporters and their sources,” Bernstein maintains. “They are referred to at the Agency as ‘known assets’ and can be counted on to perform a variety of undercover tasks; they are considered receptive to the Agency’s point of view on various subjects.” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  21. Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, and Washington Post publisher Phillip Graham were close associates, and the Post developed into one of the most influential news organs in the United States due to its ties with the CIA. The Post managers’ “individual relations with intelligence had in fact been the reason the Post Company had grown as fast as it did after the war,” Davis observes. “[T]heir secrets were its corporate secrets, beginning with MOCKINGBIRD. Phillip Graham’s commitment to intelligence had given his friends Frank Wisner an interest in helping to make the Washington Post the dominant news vehicle in Washington, which they had done by assisting with its two most crucial acquisitions, the Times-Herald and WTOP radio and television stations.” Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, 172.
  22. In the wake of World War One the Woodrow Wilson administration placed journalist and author Walter Lippmann in charge of recruiting agents for the Inquiry, a first-of-its-kind ultra-secret civilian intelligence organization whose role involved ascertaining information to prepare Wilson for the peace negotiations, as well as identify foreign natural resources for Wall Street speculators and oil companies. The activities of this organization served as a prototype for the function eventually performed by the CIA, namely “planning, collecting, digesting, and editing the raw data,” notes historian Servando Gonzalez. “This roughly corresponds to the CIA’s intelligence cycle: planning and direction, collection, processing, production and analysis, and dissemination.” Most Inquiry members would later become members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Lippmann would go on to become the Washington Post’s best known columnists. Servando Gonzalez, Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People, Oakland, CA: Spooks Books, 2010, 50.
  23. The two most prominent US newsweeklies, Time and Newsweek, kept close ties with the CIA. “Agency files contain written agreements with former foreign correspondents and stringers for both the weekly newsmagazines,” according to Carl Bernstein. “Allen Dulles often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience.”  Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  24. In his autobiography former CIA officer E. Howard Hunt quotes Bernstein’s “The CIA and the Media” article at length. “I know nothing to contradict this report,” Hunt declares, suggesting the investigative journalist of Watergate fame didn’t go far enough. “Bernstein further identified some of the country’s top media executives as being valuable assets to the agency … But the list of organizations that cooperated with the agency was a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the media industry, including ABC, NBC, the Associated Press, UPI, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Newsweek magazine, and others.” E. Howard Hunt, American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond, Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007, 150.
  25. When the first major exposé of the CIA emerged in 1964 with the publication of The Invisible Government by journalists David Wise and Thomas B. Ross, the CIA considered purchasing the entire printing to keep the book from the public, yet in the end judged against it. “To an extent that is only beginning to be perceived, this shadow government is shaping the lives of 190,000,000 Americans” authors Wise and Ross write in the book’s preamble. “Major decisions involving peace and war are taking place out of public view. An informed citizen might come to suspect that the foreign policy of the United States often works publicly in one direction and secretly through the Invisible Government in just the opposite direction.”Lisa Pease, “When the CIA’s Empire Struck Back,” Consortiumnews.com, February 6, 2014.
  26. Agency infiltration of the news media shaped public perception of deep events and undergirded the official explanations of such events. For example, the Warren Commission’s report on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination was met with almost unanimous approval by US media outlets. “I have never seen an official report greeted with such universal praise as that accorded the Warren Commission’s findings when they were made public on September 24, 1964,” recalls investigative reporter Fred Cook. “All the major television networks devoted special programs and analyses to the report; the next day the newspapers ran long columns detailing its findings, accompanied by special news analyses and editorials. The verdict was unanimous. The report answered all questions, left no room for doubt. Lee Harvey Oswald, alone and unaided, had assassinated the president of the United States.” Fred J. Cook, Maverick: Fifty Years of Investigative Reporting, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984, 276.
  27. In late 1966 the New York Times began an inquiry on the numerous questions surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination that were not satisfactorily dealt with by the Warren Commission. “It was never completed,” author Jerry Policoff observes, “nor would the New York Times ever again question the findings of the Warren Commission.” When the story was being developed the lead reporter at the Times‘ Houston bureau “said that he and others came up with ‘a lot of unanswered questions’ that the Times didn’t bother to pursue. ‘I’d be off on a good lead and then somebody’d call me off and send me out to California on another story or something. We never really detached anyone for this. We weren’t really serious.’” Jerry Policoff, “The Media and the Murder of John Kennedy,” in Peter Dale Scott, Paul L. Hoch and Russell Stetler, eds., The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond, New York: Vintage, 1976, 265.
  28. When New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison embarked on an investigation of the JFK assassination in 1966 centering on Lee Harvey Oswald’s presence in New Orleans in the months leading up to November, 22, 1963, “he was cross-whipped with two hurricane blasts, one from Washington and one from New York,” historian James DiEugenio explains. The first, of course, was from the government, specifically the Central Intelligence Agency, the FBI, and to a lesser extent, the White House. The blast from New York was from the major mainstream media e.g. Time-Life and NBC. Those two communication giants were instrumental in making Garrison into a lightening rod for ridicule and criticism. This orchestrated campaign … was successful in diverting attention from what Garrison was uncovering by creating controversy about the DA himself.”  DiEugenio, Preface, in William Davy, Let Justice Be Done: New Light on the Jim Garrison Investigation, Reston VA: Jordan Publishing, 1999.
  29. The CIA and other US intelligence agencies used the news media to sabotage Garrison’s 1966-69 independent investigation of the Kennedy assassination. Garrison presided over the only law enforcement agency with subpoena power to seriously delve into the intricate details surrounding JFK’s murder. One of Garrison’s key witnesses, Gordon Novel, fled New Orleans to avoid testifying before the Grand Jury assembled by Garrison. According to DiEugenio, CIA Director Allen “Dulles and the Agency would begin to connect the fugitive from New Orleans with over a dozen CIA friendly journalists who—in a blatant attempt to destroy Garrison’s reputation—would proceed to write up the most outrageous stories imaginable about the DA.” James DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and The Garrison Case, Second Edition, New York: SkyHorse Publishing, 2012, 235.
  30. CIA officer Victor Marchetti recounted to author William Davy that in 1967 while attending staff meetings as an assistant to then-CIA Director Richard Helms, “Helms expressed great concerns over [former OSS officer, CIA operative and primary suspect in Jim Garrison’s investigation Clay] Shaw’s predicament, asking his staff, ‘Are we giving them all the help we can down there?’” William Davy, Let Justice Be Done: New Light on the Jim Garrison Investigation, Reston VA: Jordan Publishing, 1999.
  31. The pejorative dimensions of the term “conspiracy theory” were introduced into the Western lexicon by CIA “media assets,” as evidenced in the design laid out by Document 1035-960 Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report, an Agency communiqué issued in early 1967 to Agency bureaus throughout the world at a time when attorney Mark Lane’s Rush to Judgment was atop bestseller lists and New Orleans DA Garrison’s investigation of the Kennedy assassination began to gain traction.
Source: https://alethonews.com/2016/04/10/the-cia-and-the-media-50-historical-facts-the-world-needs-to-know/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

Former Director of Mossad: "Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda Israel's Allies" [Christopher Bollyn]




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

WikiLeaks Says it will Bring Hillary Clinton Down by October 21


President Donald Trump has one campaign yet to fulfill and WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange is vowing to see that one fulfilled sooner rather later. In his words – “If Trump doesn’t take Clinton down, we will.”

For almost two years, Clinton and the Deep State have been hell-bent on drumming up a ‘Trump/Russia’ collusion story that has yet to produce anything beyond made-up stories and ‘anonymous’ insiders.

It seems Assange realizes time is running out for him in exile and he needs to do something to do that has evaded the President.

In a WikiLeaks letter he wrote:

"Hillary Clinton’s crimes will not go unpunished. If she is not formally charged for mishandling sensitive material we will have no choice but to release proof that she is guilty of high treason against the United States for selling patented military secrets to the Saudi Arabian government.

We also have proof that she is guilty of crimes against Russia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Caledonia, and Brazil. The United States would be doing her a favor by putting her in prison and saving her from the severe punishments several of these nations would impose."

Assange showed his determination to see Clinton indicted by setting an October 21 deadline – indict her yourself or I will release irrefutable proof that she has committed high treason.

This comes just days after WikiLeaks released another letter from the Senate Intelligence Committee inviting him to testify privately before the Committee.
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Once a hero of the progressive left, Assange is now hated by those who once praised him. Much of the mainstream media has painted him as the head of a beleaguered organization that supported a Trump presidency in order to achieve his own socio-political goals. He has also been accused of misogyny and anti-Semitism.

While the left has tried to paint Assange as a puppet of Vladimir Putin, his past public statements are hardly complimentary of the Russian government. He wrote on June 13, 2015:

"(Russia) runs an independent foreign policy and its arms sales are the only thing that keep a semblance of independence for smaller states. Russia is absolutely terrified … Meanwhile, the US hacks the hell out of it, and attempts to foment an orange revolution in an explicitly states policy of regime change. Consequently the Kremlin is deeply paranoid of everyone, including foreign-funded NGO’s and invading ‘western’ cultural practices, like gays and the internet… US next generation weapons are serious advancements. Its play in Ukraine was in Russia’s sister country and so the Russian ruling class… are terrified the same thing could happen to them."
Many have asked why does Assange hate Hillary Clinton so much and why not Trump. It can’t be a left/right reason because WikiLeaks main cause is far more left than right wing. Assange’s public and personal ideology is radical transparency fostered by a deep belief that modern politics is undemocratic with world-changing decisions made behind closed doors by bureaucrats and elitist.

Another consistent theme is WikiLeaks distrust of the right-wing military complex. What he hates, even more, is a secretive politician championing left-wing causes while carrying out a hawkish right-wing military interventionist policy that suits her own goals. Translation Assange trusts Trump far more than Clinton.
https://freedomnewsreport.com/2018/09/13/wikileaks-says-it-will-bring-hillary-clinton-down-by-october-21/

Related:

Hillary Clinton used an unsecured Blackberry INSIDE Russia while Robert Mueller was FBI Director

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

Jeff Sessions Finally Does Something Right. A Major Change About to Happen!


Jeff Sessions carries out a major crackdown on the system
A major change to the system is happening, appointing 50% more judges and a few other things...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

More toxic to humans than high fructose corn syrup, this dirty little secret ingredient is COMMON in U.S. foods (and beverages)


Ever wonder why one third of all Americans get cancer at some point in their lifetime, even though hardly anyone got it a century ago? How about leukemia, do you think it’s hereditary? You would be dead wrong. A common ingredient in soft drinks and most jarred peppers and pickles causes leukemia, but no medical doctor in America has been authorized to talk about it, and most of them have no clue anyhow.

What’s the poison? It’s called sodium benzoate, and you’ll find it in popular paint stripper products, permanent spot removers, rubber cements, and lots of U.S. food products all approved by the FDA for human consumption.

Sodium benzoate was banned from the rubber making industry because many workers exposed to it developed leukemia and died

Sodium benzoate is made by mixing sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid, which gives it highly destructive, solvent qualities. In Europe, the media is screaming to ban this toxic “preservative” as it may be interfering with normal development of children. The U.S. mass media, of course, won’t utter a word about it. Scientists fear conducting research on sodium benzoate, as they might get “suicided” by Big Food and Big Pharma, as so many cancer researchers, holistic doctors, and vaccine researchers have encountered.

Sodium benzoate is a known carcinogen that deprives the human cells of oxygen, breaks down the immune system and causes blood cancer to develop. On product ingredient labels, you’ll see the phrases, “to preserve freshness” or “as a preservative.” That’s so you’ll feel safe and cozy when your brain ingests those happy slogans, but what your body is attempting to digest is a dangerous concoction that’s been synthesized in a laboratory using chemicals.

It gets even worse. When sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C or E, benzene is formed. That’s where the leukemia kicks in full gear. At the cellular level, sodium benzoate deprives mitochondria of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting down the “power station” of your cells. It’s programmed cell death, and when cells are deprived of oxygen, they fail to fight off infection and disease, including cancer – the mutation and uncontrolled division of cells.

Sodium benzoate extends the shelf life of foods and beverages, while shortening the life of humans that consume it regularly

Check your salad dressings, jams, soy sauce, vinegar, fruit juices, salsa, dips, shredded cheeses, sodas, mouthwash, toothpaste, cough syrups, and hundreds of cosmetic products for the known toxic agent and carcinogen sodium benzoate. It’s the cheapest mold inhibitor on the market, but it robs the human body of essential nutrients, thus aiding and abetting chronic neuro-degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The chemical-laden-food industry of the U.S. is well-protected. No research has been done by the FDA to protect consumers from cancer-causing additives and preservatives in foods, not even on nitrates and nitrites (the latter being the number one group of cancer causing additives). Sodium benzoate is especially dangerous because it destroys parts of your DNA. It specifically attacks the mitochondria – cells that use oxygen to produce energy. Mitochondria control the cell life cycle and cell growth.

U.S. federal safety rules limit benzene levels at 5 ppb (parts per billion) in drinking water, but for some unknown reason (money), manufacturers of sodas are immune to this safety regulation. Some soft drinks are jacked up with more than 100 ppb of benzene, and that’s twenty times more than the maximum “safe level” for humans, even though no level is safe for consumption at all. The dangers of sodium benzoate consumption have been well-known since the early 1990s. But hey, if you “feel like drinking a diet soda” just do it, because your insurance will surely cover the chemotherapy later, right?
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-15-more-toxic-to-humans-than-high-fructose-corn-syrup-this-dirty-little-secret-is-common-in-u-s-food.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2018.]

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Lights, Camera, Action! Terrorists Film 9 Staged Chemical Attack Videos - Russian Military


The White Helmets have shot at least nine videos intended to serve as proof in accusations that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapon attack using chlorine against civilians in Idlib, the Russian military claims.



The Syrian Government attack on Idlib has been postponed. Russia has asked Turkey to have the extremists withdraw 20km from the front line to create buffer zones in Idlib.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – Sept. 17, 2018: Al-Qaeda Members In Idlib Pretend To Be 'Democratic Activists'




And Turkey is trying to establish a military presence on the border zone with Syrian Government forces to protect the terrorists in Idlib:

Putin & Erdogan agree Idlib buffer zone to avert new Syria crisis


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2018.]

Russian Il-20 Downed by Syrian Air Defense Forces - MoD


The Russian military say the Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events, which led to the shooting down of a Russian Il-20 plane by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2018.]

Serial Numbers of Missile that Downed MH17 Show it Was Owned by Ukraine - MoD


The serial numbers found on debris of the Buk missile which downed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine show it was produced in 1986, the Russian military said. The projectile was owned by Ukraine, they added.



The BUK missile remains is planted evidence, just like the JFK magic bullet.

The extent of the damage on MH17 shows the aircraft was more than likely hit by a smaller air-to-air missile:

Debunking Russian Involvement in the MH17 Shootdown: Arms Manufacturer Almaz-Antey Delivers MH17 Report [ft. Additional Analysis, Evidence and Observations]

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2018.]

The Mueller Probe is Officially Doomed: Lisa Page Just Shot It to Bits (Styx)




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2018.]