Trump betrayal of his voters and election promises under the pressure of Deep State
While he betrayed everybody and almost everything on his election agenda, for some, unclear to me reason, Deep state is still now trying to depose Trump via color revolution mechanisms
But they did managed to eliminate his election-time stance against neoliberal globalization, against hostility with Russia, and neoliberal wars for the expansion
of US-led global neoliberal empire
The last time America saw a strong paleo-conservative was
in 1996. An early win in Louisiana caused Buchanan to place second in Iowa and first in New Hampshire. Lacking money, Buchanan was steamrolled
by the establishment in Arizona and, in terms of paleo-conservatism, many thought he was the Last of the Mohicans. Trump's campaign
is Buchananesque with one difference: Trump has money... -- by Joseph R. Murray II
Aug 12, 2015)
Who is President Trump: a subdued and emasculated rebel who now is completely dependent on political power of Zionists, or
a con artist? This is the question :-) Trump did changes the neoliberalism in the USA -- he initiated the conversion to
national neoliberalism, which is neoliberalism without classic biased on multinational treaties neoliberal globalization.
China trade was was the most recent nail in thee coffin of classic neoliberal globalization.
Some political analysts view national neolineralism as idential to Shedon Wolin earlier concept of
"inverted totalitarism" ( Common Dreams,
Dec 24, 2016)
The fact the American people discarded the neocon warmonger Hillary Clinton is encouraging, but Trump folded so quickly that he
morphed into Hillary II (only a routine sex change operation away from being a total copy). He proved to be unable, incapable and unwilling to
deliver his key foreign policy promises, such a detente with Russia, and no new wars of neoliberal empire expansion. He was easily
without a fight was
co-opted by Washington neocons and gradually became Bush III with the same bunch of rabid neocons in his cabinet. Many noticed Trump betrayal and his total
subservience to Israel interests:
Greg Bacon (
September 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Another great article by Mr. Giraldi. If Trump can't get the neocons out of the government,
who possibly can?If you believe Trump is trying to remove neocons (Deep State) from the
government, explain Bolton and many other Deep State denizens Trump has appointed.
If you believe Trump is trying to remove neocons (Deep State) from the government,
explain Bolton and many other Deep State denizens Trump has appointed.
Drain the Swamp? Trump and his sidekick Jared K inhabit the murkiest depths of that
Swamp. But people will say Tubby's being forced into a corner and just has to appoint neoCON
psychopaths like Bolton. Then explain Trump appointing Nutty Nikki to the UN, at the start of
his presidency? Israeli PM wanted Nutty in that job and after watching her unhinged
performances in the UNGA, I see why; she's a Shabbos Goy, more than willing to do anything
Israel asks, and BTW, keep me in mind for that POTUS opening, OK guys?
MAGA was Trump's 'Hope and Change' mantra that many bought.
Trump made and lost four multi-billion dollar fortunes while using NYC as his home base. Then
made another multi-billion dollar fortune. One doesn't do that in NYC unless you're in bed
with the same gangsters that have been looting this nation for decades, those TBTF Wall
Street banks that us peasants are forced to bail-out every 10 or so years.
Trump was bought and paid for a long time ago, now he's paying off his helpers by doing
their dirty work around the word while the 'marks,' us Americans, get our pockets picked.
In this chess game, Trump was unable (or unwilling) to find people who are capable and ready to go and skillfully navigate around the neocon swamp
and land mines. Instead of "Make America great again" we have the same neocon "Full Spectrum Dominance" policy.
Essentially MIGA instead of MAGA. He is now completely dependent on the political power and money of Zionist lobby for
this 2020 campaign.
But there were at least one minor success: Trump has put in new rules prohibiting lobbying for five years after service in his administration and total
prohibition of being a lobbyist of any foreign state. That probably the only his achievement after the huge level of corruption of
Clinton and Obama administrations, but this alone make Trump distinct from a typical
Washington politician (Mr. Trump and the markets Econbrowser):
Wall Street and Corporate America were almost certain of a Hillary victory. The crony capitalists, who contributed to Hillary’s
campaign, to protect themselves from the economic policies of liberals, gave almost nothing to Trump. He doesn’t owe them a thing.
And, Trump not only ran against the powerful Democrat machine, he ran against the Republican establishment, and the broadcast and
print media, who were brutally against him. Winning under those circumstances puts Trump in a very strong and independent position.
He has waken enough Americans to the reality of elitism. It’s the beginning of the end of the long depression, the social destruction,
and the foreign policy disasters. Trump will be a hard liner to right the ship.
Another achievement was criminal justice reform (probably with Jared Kushner help)
Yet another achievement that Trump raise the problem of immigration and while he failed to do anything substantial to prevent the
flow of illegal immigrants to the USA, he at least make this a legitimate discussion topic in Washington, DC. He also
pressed Mexico to stem the flow of immigrant at their borders, which probably should be the move No.1 and should be
financed by Washington in addition to building "The Trump Wall" (which was not build yet and this failure might became
election issue for Trump). That fact that Washington find trillion on Pentagon expenses and can't find ten billion for building the
Wall and helping Mexico to prosecute human traffickers (which is an established industry and is difficult to crack)
So the good news is that Hillary Clinton won’t be starting World War III. The bad new the Trump might start it himself, at least
his recent actions in Syria. Venezuela and, previously in North Korea (with great help from this crazy neocon Bolton, who
essentially is running the Trump administration foreign policy ). Essentially both smirking Pompeo and Bolton looks like they
were taken from the coterie of neocons in Bush II administration.
So, thanks to Trump we are rid of
the two most obnoxious and corrupt political families in recent American history, the Bushes and the Clintons. But his own family
proved to be no less corrupt, especially Kushner.
On a bad site gradually Trump morphed into a typical neocon in foreign policy. Was it surrender or he was just Republican Obama
-- "bait and switch" specialist to managed to deceive Americans again it difficult to say. As of September 2018 Trump became clearly
neocon in his foreign policy.
On trade policy, job creation, infrastructure development and preserving the standard of living of middle
class, the positions Trump took during the campaign beat anything Hillary promised. Despite running as a Republican (but more correctly
he run and an independent) Trump outflanked her from the left. But partially due to his own shortcomings, partially due to color revolution
launched against him by rogue elements of intelligence agencies and Department of Justice (Strzokgate)
as well as controlled by them neoliberal MSM, he was unable to deliver. In domestic policy he acted as a typical Republican
President, like Bush III.
Still we need to remember "elections days Trump". As Professor
Andrew Levine wrote in Trouble Ahead With Trump
and For Himon (CounterPunch, Nov 18, 2016).
And his views on relations with Russia and China, regime change wars, and imperial overreach, as best they can be ascertained,
are a lot wiser and less lethal than hers. These are not so much left-right issues as matters of common sense.
Clinton’s overriding concern was and always has been to maintain and expand American world domination — in the face of economic
decline, and at no matter what cost. Trump wants, or says he wants, to do business with other countries in the way that he
did with sleaze ball real estate moguls and network executives, people like himself. He wants to make deals.
The Trump way is, as they say, “transactional.” The idea is to wheel and deal on a case-by-case basis, with no further,
non-pecuniary end in view.
... ... ...
Better that, though, than a foreign policy dedicated to keeping America the world’s hegemon. That is the foreign policy establishment’s
aim; it is therefore Clinton’s too. It is the way of perpetual war. Trump’s way is far from ideal, but it is less wasteful, less
onerous and less reckless.
During the campaign, Trump would sometimes speak out against banksters and financiers, especially the too-big-to-fail and too-big-to-jail
kind. For some time, though, the “populist” billionaire has been signaling to his class brothers and sisters in the financial “industry”
that he is more likely to deregulate than to regulate their machinations.
This will become even clearer once Trump settles on key Cabinet posts and on his economic advisors. It is already plain, though,
that the modern day counterparts of Theodore Roosevelt’s “malefactors of great wealth” have little to fear; they and Trump are joined
by indissoluble bonds of class-consciousness and solidarity.
Many of the rich and heinous were skeptical of Trump’s candidacy at first; because he is such a loose cannon. But now that he
has won, the bastards are sucking up; and glee is returning to Wall Street.
Trump is now starting too to allay the fears of the movers and shakers of the National Security State. He still has a way to go,
however. We can therefore still hope that they are right to worry. What is bad for them is good for the country.
Clinton’s defeat also seems to have unnerved their counterparts in European capitals, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, and in Japan,
South Korea and other countries where the presence of the American military has been very very good for the few at the top, and disastrous
for ordinary people.
If he means it, then more power to him. The United States and the rest of the world would be well rid of the American dominated
military alliances now in place; NATO most of all. However, having talked with him, Obama is now telling the Europeans that Trump
is fine with NATO. Time will tell.
Then there is Israel. Trump thinks that the blank check the ethnocratic settler state already gets from the United States isn’t nearly
enough. So much for allies paying their own way!
However, even if Trump leaves America’s perpetual war regime and its military alliances intact, some good could come just from him
being at the helm – not so much because, as a wheeler and dealer, he would be less inclined actually to start wars than has become
the norm, but because he is vile enough, and enough of an embarrassment, to undermine America’s prestige, hastening the day when
the hegemon is a hegemon no more.
This would be good for most Americans, and good for the world.
The election he won has already done a lot to explode the idea, more widely believed at home than abroad, that American “democracy”
is somehow a model for the world.
The following post from LewRockwell.com explains
the power dynamic in Washington and distribution of power between POTUS and member of his cabinet.
What happens next in Washington? Trump fills out his administration. At the same time, Washington insiders attempt to capture
Trump and influence his positions, policies and decisions. The presidency is an institution, not a man, not a president. The presidency
is a network of enormous power with Trump now at its center.
who live and breathe politics are now in a race for positions of power and influence. They hanker and vie for appointments. Trump
must make appointments. He cannot operate alone. He must delegate power to make decisions. He cannot monitor all information pertinent
to every issue in which the government has a hand.
The presidency is not 100 percent centralized. Decision-making power is allocated to levels below the president himself and to
levels surrounding him. It also lies outside the presidency in Congress. Trump has his ideas and desires for actions, but their realization
depends on the people he appoints. He loses control and locks himself in with every appointment that he makes. People around him
want his power and want to influence him. They have a heavy influence on what he hears, whom he sees, the options presented to him,
and the evaluations of competing personnel. Trump will likely form a very small team of offshoots of himself, people whom he trusts
implicitly, in order to extend his capacity to choose people who will adhere to and execute his agenda.
Power in Washington is not simply the apparatus of administering the presidency that will take up headlines for the next few months.
After the U.S. Treasury robs the tax-paying Americans, new robbers (the Lobby) appear to rob the Treasury using every device they
can get away with. There is a second contingent, the power-seekers. Those who covet the exercise of power unceasingly work toward
their own narrow aims. As long as Washington remains the place that concentrates unbelievably large amounts of money and powers,
it will remain the swamp that Trump has promised to drain but won’t. He cannot drain it, not without destroying Washington’s power
and he cannot accomplish that, nor does he even hint that he wants to accomplish that. His stated aims are the redirection of money
and powers, not their elimination for the sake of a greater justice, a greater right, and a truly greater people and country.
The presidency is an establishment and Washington is another. By being elected, Trump struck a blow at the members of the
establishment who will be packing their bags while weeping over their losses (see
here and here.)
But elections do not strike the roots of the presidency, the establishment or Washington. Neither will demonstrations against Trump.
The Obama establishment is dead. The Democratic establishment is dead, at least for 4 years. There was a time, a very brief time
under the Articles of Confederation, when Americans recognized the evils of the establishment and avoided instituting one. This gave
way almost immediately (in 1787) to the constitutional seed that planted the enormous tree that now cuts out the sun of justice from
American lives. A domestic war failed to uproot that tree. Long live the establishment, the Union, the American state, and may they
be possessed of immense powers over our lives — these became the social and political reality. Trump isn’t going to change it. He’s
a president administering a presidency. He’s at the top of the heap. His credo is still “Long Live the Establishment!”
But they color revolution against Trump was launched and that poisoned his presidency (The
Clintons And Soros Launch America's Purple Revolution by
Wayne Madsen (
America’s globalists and interventionists are already pushing the meme that because so many establishment and entrenched national
security and military «experts» opposed Trump’s candidacy, Trump is «required» to call on them to join his administration because
there are not enough such «experts» among Trump’s inner circle of advisers. Trump must distance himself from sudden well-wishing neocons, adventurists, militarists, and interventionists and not permit them
to infest his administration.
President-elect Trump cannot afford to permit those who are in the same web as Nuland, Hadley, Bolton, and others to join his
administration where they would metastasize like an aggressive form of cancer. These individuals would not carry out Trump's policies
but seek to continue to damage America's relations with Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and other nations.
President-elect Trump is facing a two-pronged attack by his opponents. One, led by entrenched neo-con bureaucrats, including former
Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff,
and Bush family loyalists are seeking to call the shots on who Trump appoints to senior national security, intelligence, foreign
policy, and defense positions in his administration. These neo-Cold Warriors are trying to convince Trump that he must maintain the
Obama aggressiveness and militancy toward Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries. The second front arrayed against
Trump is from Soros-funded political groups and media. This second line of attack is a propaganda war, utilizing hundreds of anti-Trump
newspapers, web sites, and broadcasters, that will seek to undermine public confidence in the Trump administration from its
Here is a nice anonymous story found on Internet, humor of which perfectly illustrates the point (What
Donald Trump's First Day at the White House Might Look Like)
It is January 20th, 2017. President Donald J. Trump is presiding over his very first meeting with his national security team.
Trump : We must destroy ISIS immediately. No delays.
CIA: We cannot do that, sir. We created them.
Trump : The Democrats created them.
CIA : We created ISIS, sir. You need them or else you would lose funding from the natural gas lobby.
Trump : Stop funding Pakistan. Let India deal with them.
CIA: We can't do that.
Trump: Why is that?
CIA: India will cut Balochistan out of Pak.
Trump: I don't care.
CIA: India will have peace in Kashmir. They will stop buying our weapons. They will become a superpower. We have to fund Pakistan
to keep India busy in Kashmir.
Trump : But you have to destroy the Taliban.
CIA : Sir, we can't do that. We created the Taliban to keep Russia in check during the 80s. Now they are keeping Pakistan busy
and away from their nukes.
Trump : We have to destroy terror sponsoring regimes in the Middle East. Let us start with the Saudis.
Pentagon : Sir, we can't do that. We created those regimes because we wanted their oil. We can't have democracy there, otherwise
their people will get that oil - and we cannot let their people own it.
Trump : Then, let us invade Iran.
Pentagon: We cannot do that either, sir.
Trump: Why not?
CIA: We are talking to them, sir.
Trump: What? Why?
CIA: We want our Stealth Drones back. If we attack them, Russia will obliterate us as they did to our buddy ISIS in Syria. Besides
we need Iran to keep Israel in check.
Trump : Then let us invade Iraq again.
CIA: Sir, our friends (ISIS) are already occupying 1/3rd of Iraq.
Trump: Why not the whole of Iraq?
CIA: We need the Shi'ite govt of Iraq to keep ISIS in check.
Trump : I am banning Muslims from entering the US.
Homeland Security: We can't do that.
Trump: Why not?
Homeland Security: Then our own population will stop fearing terrorism and be harder to control.
Trump : I am deporting all illegal immigrants to south of the border.
Border patrol: You can't do that, sir.
Trump: Why not?
Border patrol: If they're gone, who will build the wall?
Trump: I am banning H1B visas.
USCIS: You cannot do that.
Chief of Staff: If you do so, we'll have to outsource White House operations to Bangalore. Which is in India.
Trump (sweating profusely by now): What the hell should I do as President???
CIA: Enjoy the White House, sir! We'll take care of the rest!
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- 20190813 : Understandably, senator McConnell' has reacted with aghast over the political attacks. He called it "modern-day McCarthyism" harking back to the Cold War years of Red Baiting. He even said it was worse that the past McCarthyism. And he has a point there. ( Aug 13, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190812* Bruce Ohr 302s by Larry C Johnson - Sic Semper Tyrannis ( Aug 12, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190812* Russiagate is the idea around which varied interests can be organized ( Aug 12, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190812 : Russiagate is Dead, but for the Political Establishment, it is Still the New 42 by Craig Murray ( Aug 12, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190812 : RAY McGOVERN Rich's Ghost Haunts the Courts Consortiumnews ( Aug 12, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190812 : Clinton and to rush to Brexit? Why, the evil Russians, of course, are behind it all by Craig Murray ( Aug 12, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190811 : Maybe Putin should urge the Russian Paralament to pass an Epstein Act and start sanctioning the hell out of US leaders. ( Aug 11, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190808 : The Mainstream Media Wants The Mifsud Story To Just Go Away ( Aug 07, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190807 : Taibbi via Antiwar.com: The rise and fall of superhero Robert Mueller ( Aug 07, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190807 : Gaslighting Americans with Russiagate ( Aug 07, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190807 : I suppose eventually Washington will move on to something else, but just like the myth of democracy, color revolution and Gene Sharp recipes of destabilization are so hard to let go. ( Aug 07, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190806 : Did Tulsi Gabbard succumb to the Israel Lobby ot this was taktical move? ( Aug 06, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190806 : Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism by Justin Raimondo ( Aug 06, 2019 , original.antiwar.com )
- 20190806 : Team Pelosi is just grandstanding using Russiagate as a smoke screen. I mean, who could take them seriously, when they haven't bothered to try and do anything to strengthen integrity of the elections for decades? ( Aug 06, 2019 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190805 : UK 'up to its neck' in Russiagate affair, says George Galloway, as secret texts reveal British role ( Jul 31, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190805 : In The World Of 'Fact', Russiagate Is Dead. In The World Of Politics, It's Still The New '42' ( Aug 05, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190805 : US federal court exposes Democratic Party conspiracy against Assange and WikiLeaks by Eric London ( Jul 31, 2019 , www.wsws.org )
- 20190803 : The US elite realised that globalization no longer serves the US as it leads to the rise of developing nations. Thus they no longer support it and even sabotage it. ( Aug 03, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190803 : Parteigenosse Mueller is a corrupt tool of the neoliberal/neocon establishment and proved to be senile apparatchik who was not in control of his own investigation ( Aug 03, 2019 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190802 : Gotta love it! Democrats are beside themselves with outrage at Russian meddling but they could care less about election meddling that cost them wins in 2000 (Florida), and 2004 (Ohio.) ( Aug 02, 2019 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190802 : Barr will start a criminal investigation on Obama, for attempting to swing the 2016 election using the deep sate, after Labor Day! ( Aug 02, 2019 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190801 : Comey Avoids DOJ Prosecution On Memo Leak; FISA Abuse Still On The Table ( Aug 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190731 : Secret McCabe Texts With MI-5 Counterpart Emerge, Spotlighting UK s Early Role In Russiagate ( Jul 31, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190731 : Stages of capitalist development explain more than white papers and propaganda can conceal. ( Jul 31, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190730 : Empires in decline tend to behave badly ( Jul 30, 2019 , jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- 20190730 : The New Quincy Institute Seeks Warmongering Monsters to Destroy The American Conservative ( Jul 30, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190730 : Donald Trump s ruthless use of the centrality of his country s financial system ( Jul 06, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190729 : The great antisemitism witchhunt McCarthyism redux by John Wight ( Jun 29, 2019 , OffGuardian )
- 20190729* Looks like E>pstein turned informant for Mueller s FBI in 2008. Likely earlier ( Jul 11, 2019 , caucus99percent.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190729 : CrowdStrikeOut Mueller's Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims by Aaron Maté ( Jul 25, 2019 , off-guardian.org )
- 20190729* The Real Reason The Propagandists Have Been Promoting Russia Hysteria by Caitlin Johnstone ( Jul 28, 2019 , ronpaulinstitute.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190729 : Democrats Blowing on Embers With a Politicized Mueller by Joe Lauria ( Jul 25, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190729* What Mueller Was Trying to Hide by Kimberley A. Strassel ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.informationclearinghouse.info ) [Recommended]
- 20190728* Mueller Crumbles Under Questioning by Barbara Boland ( Jul 28, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190728* Antisemitism prejudices projection on Russians ( Jul 28, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190728 : Washington's Blog, 13 Shocking Facts about Robert Mueller ( Jul 28, 2019 , washingtonsblog.com )
- 20190728 : Dementia or very skillful, convincing acting: Mueller would have looked a lot better if he had only taken the time to read... the Mueller report. ( Jul 28, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190728 : "A ruling class did that...they do not deserve to rule." Amen Tucker. ( Jul 28, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190728 : The Russiagate Fever is breaking caucus99percent ( Jul 28, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190728 : I hate to say it, but corporate Democrats along with those who Maddow has totally brainwashed are still true believers in the entire lie. ( Jul 27, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190728 : There may be some fireworks with that judge because of Mueller's statements. He was expressly warned by the judge that she would consider a range of sanctions were there any repetition ( Jul 28, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190728 : Mueller seemed to be not aware of many details of the investigation done under his name ( Jul 28, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190728 : After Mueller Debacle, Where Do Democrats Go ( Jul 28, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190727 : Mueller Magoo by W. James Antle III ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190727* Russia interfered on a massive scale ($3,684 was spends on ads on which $1932 on promoting Trump) and is doing it again as we sit here! Just how massive? They spent $100,000 on clickbait ads from a company owned by a man who was in a photo with the evil mastermind! ( Jul 27, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190727* Understanding the Roots of the Obama Coup Against Trump by Larry C Johnson ( Jul 27, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190727 : The Greeks have just committed suicide by electing the most fanatically neoliberal government ever ( Jul 27, 2019 , failedevolution.blogspot.com )
- 20190726 : Barr's Russiagate Origin Probe Pivots To 'Smoking Gun' Tapes With Exculpatory Evidence ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190726* Tucker What should happen to those who lied about Russian collusion ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190726* Tucker: Democrats believed Mueller would save America ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190726 : James Clapper Suggests Mueller Was Just A Figurehead And Didn't Even Write His Own Report ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190726 : Mueller seemed to be not aware of many details of the investigation done under his name. ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190726 : Ron Paul Forget Russiagate, Look At FBI-gate Instead ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190726 : Mueller, The Mayor Of Munchkin-land, Democrat Misadventures ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190726 : It's clear Mueller didn't write this report Alan Dershowitz ( Jul 26, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190725* Dems ratpack of reparations freaks, weird sexual curiosities, and race hustlers is actually a fifth column for Trump re-election by Fred Reed ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190725 : When Alex Stamos announced that the Internet Research Agency's ad buys were a drop in the ocean, Zuckerberg was promptly taken to the Congressional Woodshed and told to report to the Atlantic Council. ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190725 : In the old days on Capitol Hill it was " I have no recollection Senator ". Today on Capitol Hill its " I can't get into that " ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190725 : Mueller Sgt. Schultz act ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190725 : The biggest problem about the whole Mueller thing is his own history. A verifiable history of collusion with the owners of the US ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190725 : Mueller looked senile and unaware and incompetent! ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190725 : Joseph Mifsud was a key player in the game, but always portrayed as a russian asset ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190725 : Robert Mueller Hearing A 'Disaster' For Democrats ( Jul 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190724 : And now it might be Obama turn ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190724 : Robert Mueller literally just said he wasn t familiar with Fusion GPS ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190724 : Fraud of Facebook user numbers ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190724 : If one accepts that FB user numbers are fraudulent, the Russiagate narrative falls apart. ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190724 : In case you didn't notice, Mueller has been enjoined from making any more claims about those Facebook pages as products of Russian state actors, since the accused unexpectedly showed up in court and demanded discovery of evidence, which Saint Santa Claus Mueller was unable to provide. ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190724 : This frail old man proved to be unable to remember basic facts if his investigation and refused to answer basic questions about his final report... ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190724 : Watch Live Rep. Jim Jordan Jabs Mueller Over 'Lynchpin' Mifsud And Origins Of FBI Investigation ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190724 : Mueller lies and obfiscations are part of the bigger picture ( Jul 24, 2019 , www.thenation.com )
- 20190723 : Did John Bolton Light the Fuse of the UK-Iranian Tanker Crisis ( Jul 23, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190723* Not The Onion NY Times Urges Trump To Establish Closer Ties With Moscow ( Jul 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190723 : Some thoughts about Mueller testimony ( Jul 23, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190723 : These Questions For Mueller Show Why Russiagate Was Never The Answer ( Jul 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190723 : Mueller will stick strictly to what his report concludes and, when pressed to go outside of that, will blame DOJ guidelines for preventing him from adding anything else to his testimony. ( Jul 23, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190723 : Mueller's FBI 'Attack Dog' Weissmann Begged Ukrainian Oligarch For Dirt On Trump ( Jul 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190722 : Comey Under DOJ Investigation For Misleading Trump While Targeting Him In FBI Probe ( Jul 22, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190722 : Report on evidence of felonies violating Civil Rights, and bribery by foreign agents, implicating United States Special Counsel Robert S Mueller III as a criminally-tainted agent of foreign racketeering interests ( Jul 22, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190722 : What Goes Around by Jim Kunstler ( Jul 22, 2019 , kunstler.com )
- 20190722 : 15 Questions Robert Mueller Must Answer ( Jul 22, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190720 : FBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier ( Jul 20, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190720 : And why didn't they interview Julian Assange? And did the FBI look into the Seth Rich murder investigation? ( Jul 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190718 : Follow Up on the Flynn Plot by Larry C Johnson - Sic Semper Tyrannis ( Jul 18, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190718 : Brennan used using Dmitri Alperovitch of 'Crowdstrike' as a tool to corrupt the processes of investigation of DNC leaks. ( Jul 18, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190717 : 13 Russian Indictments -- Letter From Putin to Mueller ( Jul 15, 2019 , medium.com )
- 20190717 : Sic Transit Gloria Mueller by Ray McGovern ( Jul 17, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190717 : Who's Afraid of William Barr by Stephen F. Cohen ( Jul 17, 2019 , www.thenation.com )
- 20190717 : The 'New Right' Is Not a Reaction to Neoliberalism, but Its Offspring ( Jul 17, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190717 : The key role of MSM is to keep the populace focused as best it can on relatively trivial matters and diverted from the most urgent topics of our time by PAUL STREET ( Jul 12, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190715 : "Where is the evidence [for Russigate]? There is none." ( Jul 15, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190714 : Putin as an old fashioned liberal who opposes neoliberalism ( Jul 14, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190713 : The return of Weimar Berlin - Lawlessness, Inequality, Extremism, Divisiveness and Crime ( Feb 13, 2019 , jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- 20190713* Mueller Does Not Have Evidence That The IRA Was Part of Russian Government Meddling by Larry C Johnson ( Jul 13, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190713 : Concord Management and the End of Russiagate by Daniel Lazare ( Jul 13, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190711 : Is Epstein's arrest and indictment part of Barr's counter-offensive? ( Jul 11, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190710 : RAY MCGOVERN ( Jul 10, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190709 : Crowdstrike - Cashing in on a scam ( Jul 09, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190709 : Halper, such as he could be called a source at all, appears to have been, has to have been, working in the UK with Agency people and almost certainly with MI6 as well. ( Jul 09, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190709 : So what does a cybersecurity company that is hemorrhaging money and can't protect it's clients do? It does an IPO ( Jul 09, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190709 : CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller's Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia Meddling Claims. ( Jul 09, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190709 : Crowdstrike mode of operation: ( Jul 09, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190709* Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate by Ray McGovern ( Jul 08, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190707 : Ship of Fools- Liner Notes ( Jul 07, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190706* Mueller Report Gets the Trump Tower Meeting Wrong; Promotes Browder Hoax by Lucy Komisar ( Jul 03, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190706 : Mueller's Upcoming Turn in the Witness Chair by James Howard Kunstler ( Jul 06, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190706 : The Antiwar Movement No One Can See by Allegra Harpootlian ( Jul 02, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190705 : Bolton Isn't Quitting by DANIEL LARISON ( Jul 05, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190705 : Mueller Report Claims Much Proves Little - Aaron Mat ( Jul 05, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190704 : Looks like Trump lost anti-war right ( Jul 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190704 : Nobody has gotten things more right, even before the wars developed Justin Roimondo predicted a war with Iraq even before Sept 11, 2001, and it's aftermath into sectarian violence ( Jul 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190704 : Amazing how for these Americans, even this Tulsi, the lives of US soldiers are more important than countless civilians they murder during the course of their wars. But even that is a lie. They don't even care about their own soldiers once they're of no use to them any more, if you consider the rate of alcoholism, drug addiction, unemployment, homelessness, mental health issues, and suicide among the veterans. ( Jul 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190704 : any and all individuals who conspired to defraud the United States into illegal war of aggression should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law ( Jul 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190701 : In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two brothers, are joining to finance a new anti-war foreign-policy think tank in Washington ( Jul 01, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190701 : A Think Tank Dedicated to Peace and Restraint ( Jul 01, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190630 : New York Times exploits Parkland tragedy to escalate anti-Russian campaign by Andre Damon ( Feb 21, 2018 , www.wsws.org )
- 20190630 : Barak and CIA ( Jun 30, 2019 , dissidentvoice.org )
- 20190630 : Adam Schiff -- The Left Wing of the Hawk> by John Kiriakou ( Jun 30, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190630* USG's Bizarre Change of Position in the Roger Stone Case by Larry C Johnson ( Jun 30, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190629 : How Justin Raimondo Made Me a Braver Writer by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos ( Jun 29, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190628 : Joining Some Dots on the Skripal Case Part 6 ( Jul 11, 2018 , off-guardian.org )
- 20190628 : Justin Raimondo, RIP (1951-2019) ( Jun 28, 2019 , original.antiwar.com )
- 20190628 : Bolton Gets Ready to Kill New START by Daniel Larison ( Jun 27, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190628 : How Russia's President Putin Explains The End Of The '[neo]liberal' Order ( Jun 28, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190627 : Book review: Dealing with the Russians ( Jun 27, 2019 , irrussianality.wordpress.com )
- 20190627* 'The Ugly Americans' From Kermit Roosevelt to John Bolton Iran Al Jazeera ( Jun 27, 2019 , www.aljazeera.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190627 : For a man who did whatever he could to avoid fighting in a war, Bolton certainly seems to love the concept. ( Jun 27, 2019 , viableopposition.blogspot.com )
- 20190627 : What Will It Take to Get Bolton Fired by Daniel Larison ( May 07, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190627 : The Myth of Russian Media Influence by Larry C Johnson ( Jun 27, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190627 : Rand Paul Trump s Antiwar Counterweight by Jack Hunter ( Jun 26, 2019 , theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190626 : Looks like war is a fun game for Trump ( Jun 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190626 : VIPS Memo to the President Is Pompeo's Iran Agenda the Same As Yours Consortiumnews ( Jun 21, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190626* Pompeo is a MIC lobbyist, not a diplomat ( Jun 26, 2019 , www.globaltimes.cn ) [Recommended]
- 20190626 : Guardian Working for UK Intel Services MI6 Tool Publishes Black Propaganda ( Jun 24, 2018 , sputniknews.com )
- 20190625 : Tulsi on Iraq war and Trump administration and some interesting information about Bolton ( Jun 25, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190625 : What Explains the Ferocity of the Attack Against Donald Trump by Robert W. Merry ( Jun 14, 2019 , nationalinterest.org )
- 20190625 : Empire and MIC ( Jun 25, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190624 : Beijing Slams Pompeo As Trade Talks Loom He Can No Longer Play Role Of Top US Diplomat ( Jun 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190624 : Trump Unleashes On Uber-Hawk Bolton We d Be Fighting The Whole World At One Time ( Jun 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190624 : Trump is not a perfect tool of nationalism, he is a defective tool of globalism ( Jun 24, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190624 : Opinion - Trump, Populists and the Rise of Right-Wing Globalization by Quinn Slobodian ( Jun 24, 2019 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190624 : It would all be very funny if it weren't so depressing. I can understand Hollywood actors doing this -- after all, these people excel at reading from a script for money. But Stephen King? I thought he was somewhat of an intellectual. Apparently not. Or perhaps he's buddies with CIA shill Reiner. Who knows. ( Jun 24, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190623 : Brexit is the spawn of national neoliberalism.... ( Apr 10, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190623 : Right-wing ideology is often presented as a natural state and not ideological at all. This denial is a central feature, acting as a way of abdicating responsibility for harmful and selfish actions ( Jan 10, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190623* The return of fundamentalist nationalism is arguably a radicalized form of neoliberalism ( Jun 23, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190623 : with Trump the ideological patina of faith in free markets has gone and he's more or less just engaged in an asset stripping exercise ( Apr 10, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190623 : Ironic isn't it, America may end up becoming the Western world's first failed state? A kind of Somalia with hamburgers,obesity and better drainage; ruled by Christian fundamentalist neo liberal warlords and Ayn Rand inspired gangsters ( Jun 23, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190622 : That's why we are safe :-) ( Aug 01, 2014 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190621 : Washington's Mighty Warriors Draft Dodgers and Scoundrels ( Jun 21, 2019 , www.strategic-culture.org )
- 20190620 : Trump Says DOJ Investigating Whether Obama Tapped His Phone ( Jun 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190620 : FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced – Consortiumnews ( Jun 20, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190619 : Mueller and Russiagate story: The Eternal Witch-hunt ( Apr 12, 2019 , counterpunch.org )
- 20190619* Investigation Nation Mueller, Russiagate, and Fake Politics by Jim Kavanagh ( Apr 12, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190619 : The Warm War Russiamania at the Boiling Point by Jim Kavanagh ( Apr 02, 2018 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190618 : I think i know who killed Jesus ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190618 : Schr dinger's Cat view on Pompeo interview to Fox News Saturday ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190618 : Iran, Trump -- and what the crisis says about his lack of credibility - The Washington Post ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190618 : Another neocon reshuffling in Trump administration ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190618 : Sections ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190618 : Wikileaks CIA Stole Russian Malware, Uses It to Misdirect Attribution of Cyber Attacks ( Jun 12, 2019 , russia-insider.com )
- 20190618 : Pompeo plays 'I've Got A Secret" during an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS Face The Nation, responding to a request for evidence that Iran was behind a Taliban attack on a US convoy in Afghanistan ( Jun 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190618 : Crowdstrike Never Produced Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking by Ray McGovern ( Jun 18, 2019 , original.antiwar.com )
- 20190616* Rule of law in Murrika is kaput ( Jun 16, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190616 : US Govt's Entire Russia-DNC Hacking Narrative Based On Redacted Draft Of Crowdstrike Report ( Jun 16, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190616 : When false information is specifically political in nature, part of our political identity, it becomes almost impossible to correct lies. ( Jun 16, 2019 , www.politico.com )
- 20190615 : U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia s Power Grid by David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth ( Jun 15, 2019 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190615 : In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen NSA Tool Wreaks Havoc by Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane ( May 25, 2019 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190615 : Two filthy NYT neocons try to provoke Russia to attack the USA power grid ( Jun 15, 2019 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190615 : Why Didn't Mueller Investigate Seth Rich ( Jun 15, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190615 : The queen of RussiaGate is going to be asking questions at the debates ( Jun 15, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190615 : The Bully Who Cried "Iran!" by Daniel Larison ( Jun 13, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190614 : Russiagate is an institutional initiative of CIA. Current DCI Gina Haspel was in London marshalling the foreign intelligence cutouts for the anti-Russian war propaganda that got repackaged for publication as Dem oppo research. ( Jun 14, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190614 : Our old acquaintance Crowdstrike has gone public, and in its IPO debut, the stock surged to a market cap of over $12 Billion ( Jun 14, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190614 : Molly McKew, the information-warfare goddess ( Jun 14, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190614* With Russiagate, we Soviet immigrants were finally forced to reckon with the bigotry of America's elite ( Jun 14, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190613 : A loyal servant of empire -- Crowdstrike CEO -- is well-rewarded for his role in creating Russiagate hysteria by Caitlin Johnstone ( Jun 13, 2019 , caitlinjohnstone.com )
- 20190613 : DOJ Investigating CIA Role In Russiagate ( Jun 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190613 : Stop Hoping That The Swamp Will Drain The Swamp ( Jun 13, 2019 , caitlinjohnstone.com )
- 20190612 : Robert Mueller Andrew C. McCarthy s Testimony -- Lessons of the Special Counsel Investigation National Review ( Jun 12, 2019 , www.nationalreview.com )
- 20190612 : Steele's Shoddy Dossier by Andrew C. McCarthy ( Jun 06, 2019 , www.nationalreview.com )
- 20190612 : Flynn Hires Sidney Powell - Mueller s Pit Bull Meets His Match, Again ( Jun 12, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190611 : Where exactly Peter Strzok (22 years in the FBI) learned that he had a right to interfere in a U.S. election to damage a candidate that he opposed ( Jun 11, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190611 : Hillary Clinton's Russia collusion IOU The answers she owes America ( Jun 11, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190611 : Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism by Quinn Slobodian ( Mar 16, 2018 , www.amazon.com )
- 20190610 : John Brennan 'Pathological Deceiver' Trump 'Rankles Me to No End' ( Jun 10, 2019 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190610 : Key figure that Mueller report linked to Russia was a State Department intel source ( Jun 10, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190610 : Exposé in The Hill challenges Mueller, media ( Jun 08, 2019 , https://taibbi.substack.com/p/expos-in-the-hill-challenges-mueller )
- 20190609 : Joe diGenova Mueller should be disbarred ( Jun 09, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190609 : Gingrich: Mueller 'didn't have the right' to say what he said - YouTube ( Jun 09, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190609 : Robert Mueller press conference on Russia investigation ( Jun 09, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190608 : Meadows FBI Knew Within 60 Days That Russia Probe Built On A Foundation Of Sand ( Jun 08, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190608 : Pulling a Comey How Mueller dog-whistled Democrats into impeachment of Trump -- RT Op-ed ( Jun 08, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190608 : Title 10, Paragraph 1161. Bad news for Mike Flynn - Sic Semper Tyrannis ( Jun 08, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190608 : McMaster and 'Nuclear Blackmail' The American Conservative ( Jun 08, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190608 : I reality think that the RICO (racketeer influenced corrupt organization act) law fits them perfectly ( Jun 08, 2019 , discussion.theguardian.com )
- 20190607 : How can you have any faith or trust in a government when CIA is completely out of control? ( Jun 07, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190607 : The CIA is completely out of control. This begs the question, as to why do, or should, American citizen vote for candidates when those candidates are effectively being managed by the CIA ( Jun 07, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190607 : The CIA and security services have every right to know who is who on all and every politician and their staff ( Aug 01, 2014 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190607 : CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers by Spencer Ackerman ( Jun 07, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190607 : Brennan: I'm Still Waiting For Republican Rats To Realize The Trump Ship Is Sinking ( May 01, 2019 , www.realclearpolitics.com )
- 20190607 : Mueller Caught In Another Deception; Key 'Russia Link' Exposed As Informant For US, Ukraine ( Jun 07, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190607 : Tulsi Gabbard Pushes No War Agenda – and the Media Is out to Kill Her Chances by Philip Giraldi ( Jun 06, 2019 , www.strategic-culture.org )
- 20190607 : Plutocracy needs Neo-McCarthysim to survive ( Jun 07, 2019 , dissidentvoice.org )
- 20190607 : Tucker It wasn't 'spying,' it was 'investigating' ( Jun 07, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190606 : Odd NYT 'Correction' Exculpates British Government And CIA From Manipulating Trump Over Skripal Novichok Incident ( Jun 06, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190605* Due to the nature of intelligence agencies work and the aura of secrecy control of intelligence agencies in democratic societies is a difficult undertaking as the entity you want to control is in many ways more politically powerful and more ruthless in keeping its privileges then controllers. ( Apr 27, 2019 , crookedtimber.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190605* Do Spies Run the World by Israel Shamir ( May 22, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190605 : Christopher Steele after he produced his totally falsified dossier on Trump now is afraid of repercussions ( Jun 05, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190604 : Steele Cuts Deal; Will Discuss Trump Sex Dossier With DOJ Inspector General ( Jun 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190604* Attkisson 10 Questions I d Ask Robert Mueller (If I Were Allowed) ( Jun 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190603 : The growth of the USA is going to depend on the ability of the people in government to disband the CIA which is similar to a dictator with absolute power and no accountability ( Jun 03, 2019 , russia-insider.com )
- 20190603 : Bolton Brazenly Lies About Iran Again by DANIEL LARISON ( May 29, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190602 : It s All A Fraud -- Deceptive Edits Found In Mueller Report - ( Jun 02, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190602 : US Color revolution: 'He who digs a pit for others will fall into that same pit ( Jun 02, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190602 : Russiagate Is The #1 Threat To US National Security, Cohen ( Jun 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190601 : Mueller silver bullet failed. So they ll go with an impeachment with all the media hysteria accompanying it fully realizing that they don t have the votes in the Senate convict. ( Jun 01, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190601 : The Hash Mueller Made of Things - ( Jun 01, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190531 : Comments on Official Response by OPCW to the Engineering Assessment on Douma ( May 29, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190531 : RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 30 MAY 2019 (by Patrick Armstrong) ( May 31, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190531 : Robert Mueller, Total Disgrace by Larry C Johnson ( May 31, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190531 : The Hidden Side of the Mueller Report by Tom Mysiewicz ( May 31, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190530* Whatever you may think of Trump, the people who set out to 'get him' are the scum of the Earth ( May 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190530 : https://on.rt.com/9vdv ( May 30, 2019 , on.rt.com )
- 20190530 : >The Real Bob Mueller ( May 29, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190530 : Mueller is the master of cover up at service of the Depp State ( May 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190530* Everyone here at moa is saying much the same: the CIA is running the usa at this point.. Mueller is ex CIA... So, basically the mueller investigation a cover up and BS for the lemmings... It seems to have worked to a limited degree.. ( May 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190530 : Mueller's most recent bullshit is the reaction to the Trump move to declassify some documents ( May 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190530 : The charge of obstruction is false if the original accusations were false. ( May 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190529* Mueller Punts On Obstruction Charges -- Impeachment Would Hurt The Democrats ( May 29, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190529 : Mueller Resigns From DoJ, Says Charging Trump Wasn't An Available Option ( May 29, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190529 : Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied ( May 29, 2019 , news.sky.com )
- 20190529* With Russiagate, we Soviet immigrants were finally forced to reckon with the bigotry of America's elite by Yasha Levine ( May 28, 2019 , thegrayzone.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190528 : Comey Slams Trump's FBI Probe 'There Was No Coup, These Are Lies, Dumb Lies' ( May 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190528 : Fake Dossier -Creator Steele Refuses To Cooperate With AG Barr s Probe ( May 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190528 : Attkisson Why Obstruction Cover-Up Claims Smack Of Desperation by Sharyl Attkisson ( May 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190528* Any time you read an article (or a comment) on Russia, substitute the word Jew for Russian and International Jewry for Russia and re-read. ( May 28, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190528 : Pompeo redefined Trumpism as Neoconservatism hijacking Made America great again slogan for the push for regime change in other countries> by William S. Smith ( May 28, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190527 : A Russian-born British scholar [Svetlana Lokhova] is suing an alleged FBI informant [Halper] and four news outlets for allegedly defaming her by linking her to Russian efforts to influence President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign ( May 27, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190527 : Impeachment talk is rising among Democrats. Nancy Pelosi is right to shut it down by Zaid Jilani ( May 27, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190527 : The Pathology of John Bolton by Joe Lauria ( May 23, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190526 : Trump Targets UK, Australia And Ukraine Over 'Greatest Hoax In The History Of Our Country' ( May 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190526 : What is remarkable is that Mueller concluded in his Report that "Russians" hacked into the DNC computer or network and then shared that with Wikileaks without any actual investigation ( May 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190526 : Global Elites Started The Russia Nonsense by Thomas Farnan ( May 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190524 : Paul R. Grenier On Natasha Bertrand's McCarthyite Hit Piece ( May 22, 2019 , eastwestaccord.com )
- 20190524 : Theresa May Cries As She Announces June 7 Resignation ( May 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190523 : Guccifer 2.0 Was Not a Russian Creation by Larry C Johnson ( May 23, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190523 : Look at their prime creation of the new millennium: Barack Obama. ( May 23, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190522 : Israel hacking the world ( May 22, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190522* NATO has pushed eastward right up to its borders and threatened to incorporate regions that have been part of Russia's sphere of influence -- and its defense perimeter -- for centuries ( May 21, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190521 : Why does Barsoomian, possibly a CIA operative, merit any mention? BECAUSE She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's WIFE! " ( May 21, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190520 : The Democrats just led the country on a three year-long wild goose chase. Will they apologize by Mike Whitney ( May 20, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190520* "Us" Versus "Them" ( May 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190520 : Venezuela Exposes the Myth of John Bolton's "Genius" by Martin Sieff ( May 20, 2019 , www.strategic-culture.org )
- 20190519* How Russiagate replaced Analysis of the 2016 Election by Rick Sterling ( May 19, 2019 , dissidentvoice.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190519* Intel agencies of the UK and US are guilty of fabricating evidence, breaking the laws (certainly of the targeted countries, but also of the UK and US), providing fake analysis and operating as evil actors on the dark side of humanity ( May 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190519 : The OPCW, Douma, The Skripals ( May 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190518 : Democracy works in the USA is you abstract from such minor things as the level of connection of past US presidents to CIA, money in politics, pervasive propaganda and so on ( May 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190518 : Is Trump a double dealer. Why Trump Administration Withholds Information That Could Debunk Russian Interference Claims ( May 16, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190518 : Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world? by Ben Armbruster ( May 18, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190518 : What is the representative of Allmighty Nation doing un Russia? ( May 18, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190517 : Texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page AG Lynch knew how the Clinton email case would end ( Jan 21, 2018 , hotair.com )
- 20190517 : Mueller Prosecutor on Michael Flynn Case Leaves Russia Probe ( May 17, 2019 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190517 : Andrew Weissmann, Top Mueller Prosecutor Who Built Paul Manafort Case, to Step Down ( Mar 16, 2019 , www.thedailybeast.com )
- 20190517 : What Putin And Pompeo Did Not Talk About ( May 17, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190517 : Judicial Watch Nellie Ohr Deleted Emails Exchanged with DOJ Husband Bruce Ohr - Judicial Watch ( May 16, 2019 , www.judicialwatch.org )
- 20190517 : Trump Administration Withholds Information That Could Debunk Russian Interference Claims ( May 17, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190517 : Lavrov to Pompeo: And what's the US doing in the Eastern Hemisphere ( May 17, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190516 : FBI-CIA Dispute Erupts Over Whether Comey Or Brennan Pushed Steele Dossier ( May 16, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190516 : What motive would they possibly have, these enormous corporate media conglomerates to disinform the Western masses, or to manufacture an official narrative that allows them to systematically eliminate any type of speech they deem to be Russian disinformation, or extremist content, or a conspiracy theory, or simply too dangerous, divisive, or confusing to circulate among the general public? ( May 16, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190516* The Disinformationists by C.J. Hopkins ( May 16, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190515* Russia-gate s Monstrous Offspring ( May 14, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190515 : Graham reads Strzok f-bomb text in intense Barr hearing opener ( May 15, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190515 : Op-Ed-O-Matic Write Doomsday Screeds Like the Pros by Peter Van Buren ( May 13, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190514 : FOIA Docs Mueller Top Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann Hand-Picked Team of Angry Democrats ( May 14, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190514 : Do Russia probe attorneys' donations to Democrats threaten their independence? by Glenn Kessler ( Jan 04, 2018 , www.stamfordadvocate.com )
- 20190514* The Propaganda Multiplier How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics ( Jun 01, 2016 , www.globalresearch.ca ) [Recommended]
- 20190514 : Pat Buchanan Reflects On A Nation At War With Itself ( Apr 26, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190514 : Trump may provoke impeachment by obstructing investigations, says Russiagater Schiff ( May 14, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190514 : Only a rabid Israel-firster and Clinton loyalist like Schiff could ignore the excellent report of the patriotic Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS); the report explains why Clinton/DNC emails were never hacked but "leaked." ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190514 : House Dems Issue Friendly Subpoena To Multiple Banks, Probing Different Form Of Trump-Russia Collusion ( Apr 15, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190514 : Well, Well, Well, Look Who Adam Schiff Has Family Ties To ( Mar 29, 2019 , truthfeednews.com )
- 20190514 : An oxymoron ( May 01, 2019 , anamericancomment.blogspot.com )
- 20190514 : Transcript Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Face the Nation ( May 05, 2019 , www.cbsnews.com )
- 20190513 : Alexander Downer funnelled millions in Australian tax dollars to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary's election campaign ( May 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190513 : Barr Appoints Durham To Investigate FBI-DOJ Spying On Trump ( May 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190513* Angry Bear Senate Democratic Jackasses and Elmer Fudd ( May 04, 2019 , angrybearblog.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190513 : 'Politically motivated' Butina verdict a 'shameful stain' on US justice Russian Foreign Ministry -- RT World News ( May 13, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190513 : It's time for Trump to stop John Bolton and Mike Pompeo from sabotaging his foreign policy Mulshine ( May 12, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190513 : Although NSA discovered irregularities in the Spring, they didn't get aired until October? Maybe because he reports to the President? ( May 13, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190513 : How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election by Larry C. Johnson ( May 07, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190513 : FBI Used False Premise to Open Trump-Russia Investigation by Andrew C. McCarthy ( May 06, 2019 , www.nationalreview.com )
- 20190513 : EXPLOSIVE FOIA Documents Show Evidence of Weissmann/Mueller Entrapment Scheme ( May 11, 2019 , theconservativetreehouse.com )
- 20190513 : Did Mueller Tap Fusion GPS And Steele To Assist His Anti-Trump Probe by Paul Sperry ( May 09, 2019 , thefederalist.com )
- 20190513 : Brennan has no vision or compass or pronciples. Like a dog, he will hunt and maul anything that is approved by the Power ( May 13, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190513 : Stone is demanding to see everything related to the case, all evidence, everything in discovery! ( May 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190513 : Still voting for Big Brother You might be a low-information voter ( May 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190513* US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever by Serge Halimi ( May 10, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190513 : John Bolton is the problem ( May 10, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190513 : Something about Bolton past and sexual preferences ( May 13, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190513 : Pompeo is a real piece of work ( May 12, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190512 : The Trans-Pacific Partnership, stopping Brexit, and abandoning an Atlanticist foreign policy were opposed by a CIA and corporate political establishment, who created the fake Steele dossier to bring down Trump ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190512 : Brennan and 9/11 ( May 12, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190512 : Judgment Day For John Brennan by Mike Whitney ( May 10, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190512 : Dems voluntarily decided that they can't handle the possible bits of truth that unredacted Mueller report might contain (should we call it Mueller Dossier?) ( May 12, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190512 : Why Hasn t A Single Democrat Looked At The 99.9% Unredacted Mueller Report Provided To Congress ( May 12, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190512 : The Brainwashing Of A Nation ( May 12, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190512 : Jimmy Dore The US is a MAFIA STATE! - YouTube ( May 12, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190512* Charting a Progressive Foreign Policy for the Trump Era and Beyond ( May 10, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511 : Schiff's presence is interesting. UkraineGate. SaudiGate. UAEGate . ( May 11, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190511 : Russiagaters now represent an interesting new supported by intelligence agencies "for profit" sect. That's why Mueller report can't shake their convictions, it just increase their zeal ( May 08, 2019 , opensociet.org )
- 20190511 : Russiagate is Dead, Long Live Russiagate. ( May 11, 2019 , www.reddit.com )
- 20190511 : From Russiagate to Gunboat Diplomacy by Branko Marcetic ( May 11, 2019 , jacobinmag.com )
- 20190511 : Spygate (aka Russiagate) was a program to entrap and smear Trump as a Putin stooge by top officials in the Obama administration, directly interfering in a presidential election. ( May 11, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190511* Whitney Judgment Day Looms For John Brennan ( May 11, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511 : Rachel Maddow s Craziest Russia Video Ever! ( Feb 04, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190511 : The Untold Facts of John Brennan s Career of Treachery by Richard Galustian ( www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190511* Crowdstrike planted the malware on DNC systems, which they discovered later ( Mar 03, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511* Why Crowdstrike's Russian Hacking Story Fell Apart -- Say Hello to Fancy Bear ( Dec 29, 2017 , www.washingtonsblog.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511* Intel and Law Enforcement Tried to Entrap Trump by Larry C Johnson ( May 04, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511* Just worth noting that in the hand-written notes taken by Bruce Ohr after meetings with Chris Steele, there is the comment that the majority of the Steele Dossier was obtained from an expat Russian living in the US, and not from actual Russian sources in Russia ( Aug 30, 2018 , craigmurray.org.uk ) [Recommended]
- 20190511 : Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump backfire by KENNETH P. VOGEL and DAVID STERN ( Jan 11, 2017 , www.politico.com )
- 20190511* Doug Ross @ Journal A TIMELINE OF TREASON How the DNC and FBI Leadership Tried to Fix a Presidential Election [Updated] ( Jan 04, 2018 , directorblue.blogspot.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511* Christopher Steele, FBI s Confidential Human Source by Publius Tacitus ( Aug 08, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511 : Report How Fusion GPS and the Obama Administration Weaponized the Trump Dossier by Kristina Wong ( Dec 24, 2017 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190511* Nunes Memo Details Weaponization of FISA Court for Political Advantage by Elizabeth Lea Vos ( Feb 05, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190511 : Paul Craig Roberts Warns A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes by Paul Craig Roberts ( Dec 17, 2016 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190511 : FBI's Steele story falls apart: False intel and media contacts were flagged before FISA ( May 11, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190511* CIA Paid $100,000 To Shadowy Russian For Dirt on Trump, Including Sex Video by Chuck Ross ( Feb 10, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510* Biden is up to neck in Spygate dirt by Jeff Carlson ( May 02, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510 : The key role of British intelligence in Spydate (aka Russiagate) ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com )
- 20190510* Mueller Report - Expensive Estimations And Elusive Evidence by Adam Carter ( May 06, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510* Obama administration raced to obtain FICA warrant on Carter Page before Rogers investigation closes on them and that was definitely an obstruction of justice and interference with the ongoing investigation ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510* What was the meaning of the term "insurance policy" in Stzok messages to Lisa Page ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510* The Battle Between Rosenstein and McCabe ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190510 : George Papadopoulos says he believes the UK helped spy on him by By Emily Crane and Geoff Earle ( May 03, 2019 , dailymail.co.uk )
- 20190510 : Bruce Ohr was a significant DOJ official who played a key role in Spygate ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com )
- 20190510 : Stefan Halper was instrumental in entrapment of Carter Page ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com )
- 20190510 : The Three Purposes of Russiagate by Paul Craig Roberts ( Apr 01, 2023 , ahtribune.com )
- 20190510 : In some respects, the neoliberal MSMs has played the most disingenuous of roles is Spygate (aka Russiagate) ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com )
- 20190510 : The role of Obama administration in spygate (aka Russiagate) ( May 03, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com )
- 20190510 : Muellergate and the Discreet Lies of the Bourgeoisie by Craig Murray ( Apr 06, 2019 , ahtribune.com )
- 20190510 : Neoliberal pressititutes can not scream "Mexican scum" or "Chinese scum" or "Indian scum." Russian bigotry is, is the only "politially correct" bigotry among the neoliberal media ( May 10, 2019 , ahtribune.com )
- 20190510 : The Russian Menace has been a very lucrative racket for the caste of Imperial Servants and MIC -- paying the mortgages, car loans, kids' college tuitions, for thousands of think-tankers, military contractors, academics and journalists ( May 10, 2019 , ahtribune.com )
- 20190509 : James Comey Donald Trump indictment possible after presidency by Victor Morton ( May 09, 2019 , m.washingtontimes.com )
- 20190509 : FBI s Steele Story Unravels - Claims Debunked, Leaks Suspected Before FISA Application ( May 09, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190509 : Russiagate should be viewed as an attempt of entrapment of Trump associates and Trump himslelf by Clinton Mafia (Wasserman-Schuz, the Awan brothers, etc ) and four government agancies: Department of Justice, FBI, CIA and State Deparment in close cooperation with MI6 and UK government ( May 09, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190509 : Russiagate Zealotry Continues to Endanger American National Security by Stephen F. Cohen ( May 09, 2019 , www.thenation.com )
- 20190509 : Christopher Steele Made Damning Pre-FISA Confession; FBI Retroactively Classified ( May 09, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190509* Trump DID commit obstruction of justice... he refused to force HIS Dept of Justice to indict Hillary, Comey, Brennan and Clapper ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190508 : Ilargi Mueller Never Wanted The Truth Zero Hedge ( May 08, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190508* Obama Spied on Other Republicans and Democrats As Well by Larry C Johnson ( May 08, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190508 : CNN Looks Humiliated On Russiagate While Backpedaling ( May 08, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190508 : On Contact: Russiagate Mueller Report w/ Aaron Mate ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190507 : Bannon We're In An Economic War With China. It's Futile To Compromise by Stephen K. Bannon ( May 06, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190507 : James Comey is in trouble and he knows it ( May 07, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190507 : There's A Glaring Contradiction In The Mueller Report by Ashe Schow ( May 06, 2019 , www.dailywire.com )
- 20190507 : Steele's stunning pre-FISA confession Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election TheHill ( May 07, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190507 : Mueller was trying to set-up a trap for Trump to commit "procedural violation" like lying to FBI The dirty trick that worked for Flynt ( May 07, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190507 : Ukrainian Embassy confirms DNC contractor solicited Trump dirt in 2016 TheHill ( May 07, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190507 : Blowback on Russiagate for 2020 ( May 07, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190507* Chris Hedges: The Demonization of Russia is Driven by Defense Contractors ( Apr 05, 2019 , dandelionsalad.wordpress.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190506 : President Trump promised to drain the swamp, and he flooded his national security team with that exact swamp ( May 06, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190506 : Stephen Miller and the White Nationalist Takeover of the White House ( May 06, 2019 , www.truthdig.com )
- 20190506 : FBI Obtained Page FISA Warrant with 'Different Standard' of Evidence ( May 06, 2019 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190506 : GOP Rep. King Rips Mueller -- Didn't He Have 'Obligation' to Tell Us Sooner There Was No Collusion Breitbart ( May 06, 2019 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190505 : Martha Stewart to Donald Trump Can there be obstruction of justice with no underlying crime by Louis Jacobson ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.politifact.com )
- 20190505 : Will Comey, Strzok, Lowrenta, Priestap, McCabe be sacrificed to protect the "Deep State" ( May 05, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190505 : Barr "It's Not a Crime" for Trump to Demand Staffers Lie to Investigators ( May 05, 2019 , www.vanityfair.com )
- 20190505 : FBI sent undercover investigator to meet Trump adviser, report says ( May 03, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190505* Did Mueller substituted Russia for Israel in his report ( May 05, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190505 : Hide Out Now MUELLER GETS CAUGHT! Devin Nunes Just Caught Dirty Cop Mueller Lying to American Public about Joseph Misfud (VIDE ( May 04, 2019 , www.hideoutnow.com )
- 20190505 : Here is my take on this entire Russiagate running in Washington DC for the last two years ( May 05, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190504 : Did NSA Admiral Mike Rogers Warn Trump On November 17th, 2016 ( Mar 06, 2017 , anamericancomment.blogspot.com )
- 20190504 : Papadopoulos even talks about U.S. military attach s, DIA guys, in on this coup. ( May 04, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190504 : This Was Not Spying, It Was Entrapment Bongino Spits Fire As Nunes Demands Mifsud Docs ( May 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190504 : This Was Not Spying, It Was Entrapment : Bongino Spits Fire As Nunes Demands Mifsud Docs by Dan Bongino ( May 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190504 : The art of provocation and Sacral victims of Maidan ( Feb 21, 2015 , vesti-ukr.com )
- 20190504 : Pompeo and Pemce chistianity is a joke ( May 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190504 : "Trump Was Not Just Spied Upon, It Was Entrapment" ( www.youtube.com )
- 20190504 : Geraldo Were investigators trying to entrap Trump ( May 03, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190504 : Putin said the Mueller investigation started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse ( May 04, 2019 , www.wsj.com )
- 20190503 : Jim Jordan to Lou Dobbs Andrew McCabe can't be trusted ( Feb 19, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190503 : Strzok-gate: here are some recent sources of good investigative journalism on the subject ( May 03, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190503 : Trish Regan Obama's intel ops may have been weaponized ( May 03, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190503 : Nunes on origins of Russia probe, his request for docs on Misfud ( May 03, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190503 : The Russiagate Hoax -- Cutting to the Chase caucus99percent ( May 03, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190503* Former high-ranking FBI officials on Andrew McCabe's alarming admissions ( Feb 18, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190503* Andrew McCabe played the key role in the appointment of the special prosecutor ( Mar 02, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190503 : WaPo, CNN Virtually Silent After NYT Reveals 2nd FBI Spy Sent To Infiltrate Trump Campaign ( May 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190503* The Wheels Of Real Justice Are In Motion Now Kunstler Fears The Desperate Resistance Next Move... ( May 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190503 : Obama Slammed Clinton's Scripted, Soulless Campaign For Loss To Cartoon Character Trump ( May 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190503 : There Was Spying NYT Admits Obama Admin Used 'Honeypot' To Spy Against Trump Campaign In 2016 ( May 02, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190503 : Halper introduced her as his "assistant", he should have no problem telling everybody where this lady who tried to seduce Papadopoulos is now ( May 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190503 : The Obama administration for more than four years before the 2016 election allowed four contractors working for the FBI to illegally surveil American citizens ( May 01, 2019 , www.realclearpolitics.com )
- 20190503 : These reporters and networks have been named in the WikiLeaks to have colluded with the DNC or Hillary campaign during the 2016 election cycle ( May 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190502* Checkmate - How President Trump s Legal Team Outfoxed Mueller by Will Chamberlain ( May 02, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190501 : It is not amazing. That's about intelligence agencies control, nothing else. ( May 01, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190501 : 15 Questions Robert Mueller Must Answer by Peter Van Buren ( May 01, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190501 : Nellie Ohr Criminal Referral Being 'Finalized' According To Jim Jordan ( May 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190501 : FBI Peter Strzok Worked For The CIA Under Obama ( Jul 17, 2018 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190501 : Evidence exists now that the president has been falsely accused'' of colluding with Russians and even of treason, Barr told the panel ( May 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190501 : No Holds Barred 2020 Candidates Demand Resignation As Dems Spew Fire And Brimstone During Dramatic Hearing ( May 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190501 : Russians, Russians, Russians. Now under each bed ( May 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190501 : Are we seeing the end of Pompeo and Bolton approaching after the humiliating failure of the latest coup d tat? ( May 01, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190501 : Hope everyone saw Blitzer's interview with Pompeo! Pompeo stated that Maduro was getting ready to leave for Cuba; as in FLEE!, ( May 01, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190429* The Mueller Report Indicts the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory by Aaron Maté ( Mar 26, 2019 , outline.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190429 : Consortium News' Record on Russiagate -- How CN Covered the 'Scandal' No. 7 'Russiagate Is No Watergate or Iran-Contra' Consor ( Apr 29, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190429 : This is why Russia Gate is never going away ( Apr 29, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190429 : Angry Bear " Panetta and Trump Who are You Calling Chumps ( Apr 29, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190429 : Russiagate vs Watergate ( Apr 29, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190429 : Deputy AG Rosenstein Submits Resignation Letter Our Nation Is Safer ( Apr 29, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190429 : It is more probable that some patriots at NSA seeing what was going on hacked and leaked emails not wanting corrupt Hillary and criminal empire taking hold of US gov rather than Russians doing such ( Apr 29, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190428* The British Role in Russiagate Is About to Be Fully Exposed ( Apr 22, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190428* Tit For Tat: Why Did Mueller Let Trump Off the Hook by Mike Whitney ( Apr 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190428 : Sounds like Brennan's CIA laundered information to EX-CIA Nellie Ohr when she was working for Fusion GPS who then laundered this info to Steele ( Apr 28, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190428 : Fake news takedown Journalist shreds Rachel Maddow's Russiagate conspiracies -- RT USA News ( Apr 28, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190428 : Julian Assange is a vilified human being. ( Apr 28, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190428* Breath of fresh air--real journalism again! Have so much respect for Chris Hedges and Aaron Mate, great work! ( Apr 28, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190428* On Contact Russiagate Mueller Report w- Aaron Mate ( Apr 28, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190428 : Did The Russians Really Interfere In US Elections ( Apr 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190428 : Russiagate post-mortem by Andrew Korybko ( Apr 28, 2019 , inforos.ru )
- 20190428 : Mueller's Report Was a Media Rorschach Test ( theatlantic.com )
- 20190427 : The Noose Tightens on the British Empire ( Apr 18, 2019 , larouchepac.com )
- 20190427 : Mueller s $35 Million Gaslighting of the American People ( Apr 22, 2019 , larouchepac.com )
- 20190427 : Trump Makes Post-Mueller Vow To Release Devastating FISA Docs ( Apr 27, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190427 : Butina case was "political and fabricated from air poisoned with Russophobia". ( Apr 27, 2019 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190427 : Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake We All Lie For The CIA ( Apr 27, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190426* Mueller investigation was launched in order to investigate the obstruction of his investigation ( Apr 26, 2019 , off-guardian.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190426 : Obstructiongate by CJ Hopkins ( Apr 26, 2019 , off-guardian.org )
- 20190426 : How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost by John Solomon ( Apr 26, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190426 : Impeachment would get the "democrats had the FBI spying on GOP campaign" and as such represent huge dqnger to Obama, Clintons and neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party ( Apr 26, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190426* Jared Kushner, Not Maria Butina, Is America's Real Foreign Agent by Philip Giraldi ( Apr 25, 2019 , ronpaulinstitute.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190426* Intelligence agencies meddling in elections ( Apr 26, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190425 : Trump promotes conspiracy theory that UK helped Obama administration spy on his presidential campaign ( Apr 25, 2019 , independent.co.uk )
- 20190425 : Much of CrowdStrike's role is not really to provide any sort of relevant technical expertise or investigation, but to serve as an outside "expert" to provides the "correct" claims to form the basis of a desired media narrative ( Apr 25, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190425 : Why did the DNC not allow the FBI to investigate the so-called" Russian hacked" emails? Rather, they hire Crowd Strike ( Apr 25, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190425 : It goes without saying that Trump would covet an opportunity to settle scores with the Democratic Party over that witch hunt, which, in cahoots with the mainstream media, stalked the US leader and his administration for two painstaking years. ( Apr 25, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190424 : The HUGE lie that Russia was somehow hacking the DNC was the Insurance Policy ( Apr 24, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190424 : Angry Bear " Nailed it! ( Apr 24, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190424 : Impeached or not impeached all Trump dirty laundry is going to be exposed ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190424 : How does Trump tax return look on a balance with the treasonous, anti-Constitutional behavior of Brennan, Comey, Clinton, Obama, Clapper and the presstituting chorus of "liberal" media? ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190424 : Trump has done exactly what I hoped he would do; he has shown that our entire election system is rigged by the CIA (obviously not very thoroughly rigged). Like or hate Trump, only a traitor would not be concerned that the CIA is giving marching order to the media and colluding to derail candidates it does not approve of. ( Apr 24, 2019 , crookedtimber.org )
- 20190424 : Only herd-minded human livestock believe the unsubstantiated assertions of opaque and unaccountable government agencies about governments who are oppositional to those same agencies ( Apr 24, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190424 : Mike Pompeo and Julian Assange - Sealing the Fate of WikiLeaks ( Apr 24, 2019 , viableopposition.blogspot.com )
- 20190424 : Mueller Raises More Questions Than Answers -- About the Democrats by Patrick J. Buchanan ( Apr 23, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190424 : Why then Mueller backed off (in panic) from the indicted' readiness to show up in court? ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190424 : Bolton works for CIA. ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190424 : Pompeo Finally Tells The Truth 'We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal' ( Apr 24, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190423 : US Hoped Putin Would be a 'Sober Yeltsin' - RAI with Stephen Cohen (3-5) ( Apr 23, 2019 , therealnews.com )
- 20190423 : Crowdstrike and the reprise of the Iraq-WMD Fiasco ( Feb 03, 2017 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190423 : The Conspiracy Against Trump by Philip Giraldi ( Apr 23, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190422 : For Mueller the ends justify the means ( Apr 22, 2019 , kunstler.com )
- 20190422* FBI top brass have been colluding with top brass of CIA and MI6 to pursue ambitious anti-Russian agenda ( Mar 10, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190422 : Mueller's Lies About George Papadopolous by Larry C Johnson ( Apr 22, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190422 : Did Strzok recruited Halper for infiltration in the Trump campaign staff? ( Apr 12, 2019 , community.oilprice.com )
- 20190422 : On Contact: Russiagate Mueller Report with Aaron Mate ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190422 : 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era by Sharyl Attkisson ( Apr 22, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190422 : Greenwald calls media reaction to Mueller report 'genuinely stunning' by Julia Manchester ( Apr 22, 2019 , thehill.com )
- 20190422 : Mueller Report Brings Into Focus Obama s Attempted Coup Against Trump ( Apr 10, 2019 , community.oilprice.com )
- 20190422 : Congress members and top talking heads as foot soldiers of neo-McCarthyism campaign unleashed by intelligence agencies ( Apr 22, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190422 : Our Iran Policy Is Run By Fanatics ( Apr 22, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190422* Current Neo-McCarthyism hysteria as a smoke screen of the UK and the USA intent to dominate European geopolitics and weaken Russia and Germany ( Jul 24, 2018 , angrybearblog.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190422 : T>wisting the tools of justice and state to slander ( Apr 22, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190422 : Ken Starr's effort cost 120 million and was just as stupid as this one ( Apr 22, 2019 , kunstler.com )
- 20190422 : The Mueller report and the campaign against Russia by Joseph Kishore ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.wsws.org )
- 20190421 : The remarkable susceptibility of the American people to propaganda has to do with the philosophical tradition of pragmatism: What is true is that what is useful in our lives ( Apr 20, 2019 , therealnews.com )
- 20190421* Makes me wonder if this started out as a standard operation by the FBI to gain leverage over a presidential contender ( Apr 21, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190421 : The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Elections by Glenn Greenwald ( May 19, 2018 , theintercept.com )
- 20190421 : It is stunning that the entirety of federal law enforcement, intelligence, and State department embraced and fortified Russian misinformation in their jihad against Trump ( Apr 21, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190421 : Are only candidates with enough compromising material in the hands of intelligence agencies allowed to be elected ( Apr 21, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190421* Muller report implicates Obama administration in total and utter incompetence, if not pandering to the foreign intervention into the USA elections. The latter is called criminal negligence in legal speak. ( Apr 21, 2019 , angrybearblog.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190421 : An Empire of Bullshit - Kunstler ( Apr 21, 2019 , kunstler.com )
- 20190421 : Mueller went out of his way to leave the obstruction sword hanging over Trump`s head so the political infighting does not end. ( Apr 21, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190421 : the current situation is "USSR reversed", in that the US now feels the need to "mute" Russia but Russia does not feel the need to "mute" the US. ( Apr 21, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190421 : Death Of Russiagate Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud's Network – Disobedient Media ( Apr 21, 2019 , disobedientmedia.com )
- 20190421 : All Russiagate Roads Lead To London As Evidence Emerges Of Joseph Mifsud's Links To UK Intelligence – Disobedient Media by Elizabeth Vos ( Apr 04, 2018 , disobedientmedia.com )
- 20190421 : Stefan Halper: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ( May 20, 2018 , heavy.com )
- 20190421 : That One Sentence by Sandwichman ( Apr 21, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190421 : NYT The Tables Have Turned -- Time To Investigate The FBI, Steele And The Rest Of The Witch Hunters ( Apr 21, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190421 : Escobar The Deep State Vs. WikiLeaks by Pepe Escobar ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190421* John Brennan's Police State USA ( Oct 22, 2017 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190421* Special Counsel Mueller -- Disingenuous and Dishonest by Larry C Johnson ( Apr 20, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190421* Whenever someone inconveniences the neoliberal oligarchy, the entire neoliberal MSM mafia tells us 24 x7 how evil and disgusting that person is. It's true of the leader of every nation which rejects neoliberal globalization as well as for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ( Apr 21, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190421 : CNN Disgraces Itself as the Mueller Report Shatters Media Dreams ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190421 : Mueller Report A Battle Over Maintaining 'Imperial Hegemony' (Pt 1-2) ( Apr 21, 2019 , therealnews.com )
- 20190421 : Using the Steele dossier to get a FISA warrant to fish for "Russian influence" should be prosecuted - Mueller could've made such a recommendation, but didn't ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190421 : The Internet Research Agency only spent, according to the report itself, only spent $100,000, actually, on their activity in terms of buying advertising in Facebook and Twitter ( Apr 20, 2019 , therealnews.com )
- 20190420* Trump has certainly made the world safer ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190420 : It wasn't just Mifsud and Halper, it was everyone -- the head of the London law firm where Papadopoulos was working, as well as his immediate boss at the firm -- everyone was working to set George Papadopoulos up as "Trump's liason with the Russians". ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190420* Sure, blame those guys over there for Hillary fiasco and hire Mueller to get the goods . That s the ultimate the dog ate my homework excuse. ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190420 : Did Assange lied about Seth Rich? ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190420 : Brennan should be investigated for unleashing neo-McCarthysim compaign and put of trial ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190420 : The assumption of Russia meddling in our election is a simple case of projection. ( Apr 20, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190420 : Here is an interesting interpretation of Trumps selection of cabinet and advisor positions ( Nov 20, 2016 , marknesop.wordpress.com )
- 20190420 : The Guccifer 2.0 Gaps in Mueller s Full Report undermine the validity of findings ( Apr 10, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190419 : There is one thing Mueller did not address. The collusion theory originated inside the Obama administration and it was based on evidence provided by US and British intelligence. ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190419 : Trump Campaign Time To Go After 'Liars' Who Started Witch Hunt ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190419 : Top Mueller Report Takeaways So Far ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190419 : CNN Admits Mueller's Report Looks Bad For Obama Op-Ed ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190419 : Why Russiagate Will Never Go Away by Rob Urie ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190419 : Bernie Steals the 'No More Wars' Issue From Trump by Patrick J. Buchanan ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190419 : HARPER RUSSIAGATERS IN IG CROSSHAIRS ( Apr 17, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190419 : RussiaGate Is Dead! Long Live Russiagate! ( Apr 19, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190419 : Pompeo Appoints Fox News Neocon as Spokesperson by Kurt Nimmo ( Apr 04, 2019 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20190418 : Cover-Up Smoking Guns on Clinton Emails ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : After reading the first 15 pages it's avident that Mueller report is a load of BS. Completely unsubstantiated conclusions are expressed as facts ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : The SC performed in a manner similar to that described by Tom Cruise here (at 4:25) in The Firm as a ship set sail with instructions never to arrive. Unlike in The Firm however, Mueller's hull houses no actionable cargo. The SC was designed to exist, persist, fish and perhaps catch the occasional process offender in the net. ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : I'm placing my bets on the fact that the information about DNC hack in Meoller report comes from the discredited, partisan cybersecurity firm that started this mess, Crowdstrike. ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : Compete silence from Trump, FBI, and the entire corrupt political class about Hillary Clinton crimes. Scumbags! ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : What the report states, as fact, is: "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion." ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : More friggen' political theater for the masses. The Dem. leadership has not the will or intention to impeach DJT. The object was neo-mc Cartyism compain and the target was Russia ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : Were FBI honchos on drugs when they went to such an extent to entrap Trump and smear him as Putin's bitch? ( Apr 18, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190418 : The FBI Tried and Failed to Entrap Trump by Larry C Johnson ( Apr 18, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190418 : Do some research and you will find Hilary and her husband worked for Pappy Bush ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190418 : This Deep State stooge Mueller now looks like a compete idiot ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : It seems highly reasonable to conclude the NY Times item has blown away any remaining truthfulness to the Skripal Saga and the entire Saga ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : A bill 'Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019,' has been introduced in the Senate which will ' require the Secretary of State to determine whether the Russian Federation should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : Halper, Dearlove, and Haspel propbaly run a join operation to initiate a new McCarthyism compaign. With the cornerstone step of Brannan-sponsored US IC "findings" (17 intelligence agencies agree!! Except not - that was a lie) ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190418 : Ask yourself "Is this creature sane or rational?" ( Apr 18, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190417* The media's interest in the well-being of a foreign population is directly proportional to the West's interest in toppling its government, while editorial standards are inversely proportional to its enemy status ( Apr 17, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190417 : If y ( Apr 17, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190417* Six US Agencies Conspired ... ( Apr 17, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190417 : Trey Gowdy Calls Hillary Clinton a Habitual Serial Liar ( Jan 28, 2018 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190417 : Never underestimate the CIA by Nancy O'Brien Simpson ( Mar 18, 2018 , www.veteranstoday.com )
- 20190417* Deep State and the FBI Federal Blackmail Investigation ( Feb 23, 2018 , www.strategic-culture.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190417* Did CIA Director William Casey really say, We ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false ( Sep 01, 2013 , www.quora.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190417 : A bridge from fiction to reality ( Apr 17, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190416 : Reps Cummings, Waters, And Schiff Sign Secret MOUs To Target Trump ( Apr 16, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190416 : Was Manafort a sacrificial lamb for CIA? ( Apr 16, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190416 : The Six Degrees of Paul Manafort caucus99percent ( Apr 16, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190416 : Fake Russiagate vs real Ziogate ( Apr 16, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190416 : Trump was transparently chosen to be the fake "agent of change" for the other half of the US population, just as Obama before ( Apr 16, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190416* CIA Director Used Fake Skripal Incident Photos To Manipulate Trump ( Apr 16, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190416 : Pompeo Has Lost His Mind - China Hits Back At Latin America Remarks ( Apr 15, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190415 : War is the force that gives America its meaning. ( Apr 15, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190414 : You could not get a more sinister confluence of political fraudsters by Michael Tracey ( Apr 12, 2019 , spectator.us )
- 20190414 : The Complete Unexpurgated AIPAC Tape from 1993 ( Jul 07, 2018 , www.unz.com )
- 20190414 : 'Boom!' an autopsy of the media after the Mueller bombshell by Michael Tracey ( Apr 04, 2019 , spectator.us )
- 20190414 : The FBI/CIA gang is also very stupid. From Halper-the-spy and his incompetent handler Brennan to the obnoxious Zionists of Ledeen kind they, the members of the "gang", show incompetence and the self-endangering and stupid amorality. ( Apr 14, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190413 : Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday he would look into whether US agencies illegally spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign ( Apr 13, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190413* Russophobia, A WMD (Weapon Of Mass Deception) by Jean Ranc ( Apr 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190413 : China, Russia Spread Disorder And Corruption In Latin America Pompeo ( Apr 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190412 : T ( Apr 12, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190412 : Edward Snowden and Julian Assange Betrayed ( Feb 24, 2014 , homment.com )
- 20190412 : Is Mueller another of Putin's puppets? I ask because it simply isn't credible that he couldn't find any evidence of collusion, as Adam Schiff has seen it and he has said so repeatedly. ( Apr 12, 2019 , consentfactory.org )
- 20190412 : U.S. attorney general's 'spying' remarks anger Democrats ( Apr 12, 2019 , www.reuters.com )
- 20190412 : A Dummies Guide To What Dems Will Say When Mueller Report Is Released ( Apr 11, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190412 : John Bolton Took Money From Clinton Foundation Donor, Banks Tied To Cartels, Terrorists, Iran by William Craddick ( Apr 10, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190411 : Putin Derangement Syndrome After Mueller ( Apr 11, 2019 , www.strategic-culture.org )
- 20190411 : Vindicated At Last, Thank You General Barr by Larry C Johnson ( Apr 11, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190411 : Interview transcripts from Congress on FBI officials Bill Priestap and James Baker by Robert Willmann ( Apr 11, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190411 : Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok Could Face Serious Charges, Sources Say ( Apr 11, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190410* Habakkuk on cockroaches and the New York Times ( Apr 08, 2019 , www.wsws.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190410 : Interview transcripts from Congress on Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, G. Papadopoulos, and B. and N. Ohr by Robert Willmann ( Mar 31, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190409 : Ukrainian Prosecutors Why Doesn t the U.S. Dept. of Justice Want Our Evidence on Democrats naked capitalism ( Apr 09, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190409 : Russiagate The Great Tragic Comedy of Modern Journalism by Matt Bivens, ( Mar 25, 2019 , blog.usejournal.com )
- 20190409 : People like Elliott Abrams are seldom kept around after the goals are won, though too much danger they might develop loose lips. So, often, something happens to them. In this case, it couldn t happen to a righter guy. ( Apr 09, 2019 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20190409 : Russians halt search for intelligent life in Washington by Bryan Hemming ( Apr 08, 2019 , off-guardian.org )
- 20190408 : Tape recorded evidence of Clinton-Ukraine meddling in US election surfaces (Video) ( Apr 08, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190408 : Opinion Russians Always Knew There Was No Collusion ( Apr 08, 2019 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190408 : "FullOf Schiff" Russiagater behave like typical members of doomsday cult, when the prophecy was not fulfilled. They just became more fanatical ( Apr 08, 2019 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190408 : Is there no end to the perversity of "FullOf Schiff" people? ( Apr 08, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190408* Aaron Maté Was Also Right About Russiagate ( Mar 31, 2019 , scotthorton.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190408 : Journalist Media's Mueller leaks are a sign of desperation ( Apr 08, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190407 : The chain of events that led to the publication of the DNC emails is highly suspect ( Apr 07, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190407 : The story of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and an indicted IT staffer that's lighting up the right, explained by Amber Phillips ( Aug 08, 2017 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190407* Nunes The Russian Collusion Hoax Meets An Unbelievbable End ( Apr 07, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190407 : Muellergate The Discreet Lies Of The Bourgeoisie ( Apr 07, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190406* The Magnitsky Act-Behind the Scenes ASEEES ( Apr 06, 2019 , www.aseees.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190406 : Relationship with Russia is the main casualty of Russiagate ( Apr 06, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190406 : USA is neo-McCarthyism hysteria resemble some obsure religious cult, not a civilized country ( Apr 06, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190405 : The neoliberal MSM could expose fraud during the DNC primary; but being CIA lapdogs they went all in with the fake charge that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election ( Apr 05, 2019 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20190404* Was John Brennan The Russia Lie Ringleader ( Apr 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190403 : Putin says Trump's opponents have invented 'spymania' to block the U.S. president's agenda ( Dec 14, 2017 , www.latimes.com )
- 20190403* Jewish Power Rolls Over Washington by Philip Giraldi ( Apr 02, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190402* Requiem to Russiagate by CJ Hopkins ( Apr 02, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190402 : The abuse of power of the special counsel is a deadly cancer on American democracy. ( Mar 27, 2019 , www.tabletmag.com )
- 20190402* 'Yats' Is No Longer the Guy by Robert Parry ( Apr 11, 2016 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190401 : Trey Gowdy Adam Schiff is a 'deeply partisan person' ( Apr 01, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190401* Amazon.com War with Russia From Putin Ukraine to Trump Russiagate (9781510745810) Stephen F. Cohen Books ( Apr 01, 2019 , www.amazon.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190401 : No Reds Under Our Beds After All by Eric Margolis ( Apr 01, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190401 : Johnstone Leaked '401'-Page Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied, Collusion Theorists Vindicated ( Apr 01, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190331 : Now they do not even pretend that Justice exists in the USA: only kangaroo courts ( Mar 04, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190331 : Adam Schiff essentially took at a decision to investigate a political rival. Which means this is a witch hunt ( Mar 31, 2019 , twitter.com )
- 20190331* Because of the immediate arrival of the Russia collusion theory, neither MSM honchos nor any US politician ever had to look into the camera and say, I guess people hated us so much they were even willing to vote for Donald Trump ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190331* A Reprise of the Iraq-WMD Fiasco by James W Carden ( Feb 03, 2017 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190331 : Taibbi On Russiagate America s Refusal To Face Why Trump Won ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190331 : Woodward was Naval intelligence. Watergate was the coup that established the Bush cabal. ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190331 : Final Mueller Report won't soothe a paranoid frenzy to undo the 2016 election ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.city-journal.org )
- 20190331 : With Mueller Done, Now is the Time for Better Relations With Russia ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190331 : Russiagate Hoax Is WMD, Times A Million ( Mar 31, 2019 , freerepublic.com )
- 20190331 : Russiagate and Mutual Assured Derangement – Arc Digital ( Mar 31, 2019 , arcdigital.media )
- 20190331 : Russiagate The Great Tragic Comedy of Modern Journalism ( Mar 31, 2019 , blog.usejournal.com )
- 20190331 : Wokester's Nightmare The Burning Platform ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.theburningplatform.com )
- 20190331 : Trump and GOP Allies Want Investigation of Mueller Probe s Roots ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.bloomberg.com )
- 20190331 : Seems to me what that BigLie's of Us propaganda is this tale: Relations with Russia during the post-USSR age were going along swell until Russia began involved in the Venezuelan Crisis. ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190331* What is the purpose of Russiagate hysteria? ( Mar 31, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190330* The Real Costs of Russiagate ( Mar 30, 2019 , www.thenation.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190330 : John Brennan, embattled ex-CIA chief, meets with Rep. Hoyer, Democrats to discuss national security issues Fox News ( Mar 30, 2019 , www.foxnews.com )
- 20190330* You don't like Trump? Bolton? Clinton? All of these people who are in or have passed through leadership positions in America are entirely valid representatives of Americans in general. You may imagine they are faking cluelessness to avoid acknowledging responsibility for their crimes, but the cluelessness is quite real and extends to the entire population. ( Mar 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190330 : Why Is The Washington Post Inventing Warming Ties Between Trump And Moscow ( Mar 30, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190330 : China's Ambassador to Canada Exposes the White Supremacist Five Eyes Surveillance State ( Mar 30, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190330 : Why There'll Be No US-Russia Reset Post-Mueller ( Mar 30, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190329 : The president-elect requested security clearance for Kushner to attend top-secret presidential briefings ( Mar 23, 2017 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190329 : America is a banana republic! FBI chief agrees with CIA on Russia alleged election help for Trump ( www.sott.net )
- 20190329 : How Hegelian it would be if the thesis of the Bush and Clinton dynasties, followed by the antithesis of a Trump victory, were to produce an unanticipated synthesis in 2020 ( Jan 06, 2017 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190329 : Trump wanted John Bolton as his Department of State secretary at the very beginning of his administration ( Nov 13, 2016 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20190329 : Neocons Trying to Sneak Into Trump Administration by Jason Ditz ( news.antiwar.com )
- 20190329* Trumps billionaire coup détat: Donald Trump is about to break the record of withdrawing his promises faster than any other US president in history ( Mar 22, 2017 , failedevolution.blogspot.gr ) [Recommended]
- 20190329 : Jason Chaffetz Says Republicans Should Target Adam Schiff's Security Clearance ( Mar 29, 2019 , dailycaller.com )
- 20190329 : Adam Schiff should resign Jason Chaffetz - YouTube ( Mar 28, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190329 : News about #FullofSchiff on Twitter ( Mar 29, 2019 , twitter.com )
- 20190329 : Trump lost the war with the deep state and became a puppet. Does it make any sense to re-elect a puppet ? ( Feb 23, 2017 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20190329 : Donald Trump meets with prominent Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard ( Nov 23, 2016 , www.theguardian.com )
- 20190329 : That has always been the main goal of Russiagatevent: brainwashing the US public to convice her of Russian enmity and aggression ( Mar 29, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190329 : Angry Bear Maybe No Conspiracy Or Coordination, But Lots And Lots Of Collusion ( Mar 29, 2019 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20190329 : Jimmy Dore -- a lonely fighter with NeoMcCartyism ( Mar 29, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190329 : Taibbi: As the Mueller Probe Ends, New Russiagate Myths Begin by Matt Taibbi ( Mar 29, 2019 , www.rollingstone.com )
- 20190328 : Adam Schiff Furious After GOP Calls For His Immediate Resignation In Explosive Hearing ( Mar 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190328 : Both Clinton and Trump were close to Epstein. To me this smells like there was a bi-partisan consensus to bury Lolita Express scandal ( Feb 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190328 : NeoMcCartyism campaign will continue despite another blow for the reputation of the American MSM ( Mar 28, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190328 : NeoMcCartyism has done immense damage to Russo-US relations. Will it be repaired? Can it be repaired? ( Mar 28, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190328 : BREAKING Tulsi Gabbard Puts Morning Joe Host In Her Place! - YouTube ( Feb 06, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190328 : How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate The Illusory Truth Effect ( Mar 28, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190327 : Mueller definitely influenced midterm election ( Mar 27, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190327 : John Brennan Pulls a 180 on MSNBC Says He Might Have Received Bad Information - Sara A. Carter ( Mar 27, 2019 , saraacarter.com )
- 20190327 : Saudi Arabia has rejected US President Donald Trump's recognition of Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory ( Mar 27, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190327 : Russia is perforce the enemy that Washington needs in order to stay in the business of Empire by David Stockman ( Mar 27, 2019 , original.antiwar.com )
- 20190327 : EconoSpeak Maybe No Conspiracy Or Coordination, But Lots And Lots Of Collusion ( Mar 26, 2019 , econospeak.blogspot.com )
- 20190327 : Russia and the Democrats by Rob Urie ( Mar 27, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190326 : I am impressed by the sheer silliness of Russiagate and the tenacious ignorance of those who still believe the corporate media. ( Mar 26, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190325 : Crocodile tears: M>adCow crying for indictments after setting up public hostility to Russia for a decade or more. ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190325 : The Narrative Is Dead! Long Live The Narrative! ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190325 : Sic Semper Tyrannis Thoughts on the Mueller-Barr report. ( Mar 25, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190325 : Bread and Circuses - No Meaningful Financial or Political Reform ( Mar 25, 2019 , jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- 20190325 : Russiagate is looking like this generation s WMD – a catastrophe for the reputation of the news media: ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.politifact.com )
- 20190325 : Bush lied, people died, Obama lied people died, Trump lied people died. What changed? ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190325* Russiagate was never about substance, it was about who gets to image-manage the decline of a turbo-charged, self-harming neoliberal capitalism by Jonathan Cook ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190325 : It Was All a Lie ( Mar 25, 2019 , theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190325 : Russiagate Revisited by Jackson Lears ( Feb 22, 2018 , lrb.co.uk )
- 20190325 : Full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s UN speech The Times of Israel ( timesofisrael.com )
- 20190325* Meet The Kushners First Couple In-Waiting by Ilana Mercer ( Dec 21, 2018 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190325* Spygate The True Story of Collusion (plus Infographic) by Jeff Carlson ( Oct 12, 2018 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190325* Nuland role in Russiagate ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.theepochtimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190325* Another SIGINT compromise ... ( Feb 28, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190325* Trump betrayed all three his election time promises about changes to Obamacare: everybody got to be covered, no cuts to Medicaid, and Every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare ( Jun 28, 2017 , economistsview.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190325 : With Mueller Done, WSJ Urges Probe The Real Scandal ( Mar 25, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190325 : R.I.P. Russiagate. Here's What We Learned by Leonid Bershidsky ( Mar 25, 2015 , www.bloomberg.com )
- 20190324 : The Israel-gate Side of Russia-gate by Dennis J Bernstein ( Dec 25, 2017 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190324 : No matter the result, what is found or is not, to the neocons/neolib Establishment, Trump will always be waiting for his next check written in Cyrillic and denominated in rubles. ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190324 : Taibbi It s Official - Russiagate Is This Generation s WMD ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190324* The accountability that must follow Mueller's report ( Mar 24, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190324* "Russia Gate" investigation was a color revolution agaist Trump. But a strnge side effect was that Clintons have managed to raise a vicious, loud mouthed thug to the status of some kind of martyr. ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190324* With RussiaGate Over Where's Hillary ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190324 : The main reason Mueller has served up his nothing burger is because to produce enough "evidence" to impeach Trump would require publicly exposing the full extent of the Deep State illegal spying, hit squads (his name was Seth Rich) and electoral manipulations so common in the US today ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190324* One could wish that DOJ IG Horowitz could investigate and sanction British Intelligence for its use of official and non-official officials in starting this debacle. ( Mar 24, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190324 : Poor Travolta. With Mueller finished, US media turns to John Travolta for collusion gossip ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190324* One thing left out is the ability of readers to call BS on a story i.e. a robust comment section for debates. ( Mar 24, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190323* Brennan pipe dream obliterated. The color revolution against Trump failed ( Mar 23, 2019 , dailycaller.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190323 : UN Rights Council Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza by Jason Ditz ( Mar 23, 2019 , news.antiwar.com )
- 20190323 : FLASHBACK John Brennan Predicted Additional Mueller Indictments Just Two Weeks Ago ( Mar 23, 2019 , gaysfortrump.org )
- 20190323 : When the tide subside Brennan is swimming naked ( Mar 23, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190323 : Former CIA Director John Brennan Bashed on Twitter for Inaccurate Prediction of Coming Mueller Indictments by Chris Morran ( Mar 23, 2019 , www.newsweek.com )
- 20190323 : Mock The Russiagaters. Mock Them Ruthlessly by Caitlin Johnstone ( Mar 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190323 : " ... the accountability that must follow Mueller's report." The Hill ( Mar 23, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190323* Mueller stopped following the money the moment he realized it was all leading back to Israel. ( Mar 23, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190323 : It's time to go ho home ( Mar 23, 2019 , twitter.com )
- 20190322 : Tulsi will probably pick-up some additional independents voters with her condemnation of Trump impulsive decision about Golan heights ( Mar 22, 2019 , twitter.com )
- 20190322 : Robert Mueller Submits Report on Trump Russia Probe ( Mar 22, 2019 , www.bloomberg.com )
- 20190322* Glenn Greenwald on Twitter The Mueller investigation is complete and this is a simple fact that will never go away ( Mar 22, 2019 , twitter.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190322 : Muller investigation is actually a farce, huge waste of money and their narrative is dead ( Mar 22, 2019 , twitter.com )
- 20190321 : Jared Kushner WhatsApp, Private Email Democrats Demand Records - Bloomberg ( Mar 21, 2019 , www.bloomberg.com )
- 20190321* We can spend endless amounts of money on the NSA, wars overseas, political campaigns and bailing out banks, tha we canaffort single payer healthcare system ( Jun 28, 2017 , economistsview.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190320 : Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Threatens Trump Mueller Will Soon Likely Put Your Political and Financial Future in Jeopardy ( Mar 20, 2019 , www.thegatewaypundit.com )
- 20190320 : John McCain Associate Provided Dossier to Obama National Security Council Breitbart ( Mar 20, 2019 , www.breitbart.com )
- 20190320 : Bruce Ohr, Liar or Moron by Larry C Johnson ( Mar 20, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190320 : Trump said that he no longer sees the point of NATO 25 years after the Soviet collapse. Then quickly changed his mind and pursues Obama policies. He clearly became a marionette of the Deep State. ( www.globalresearch.ca )
- 20190320 : Anti-semitism became a form of Neo-McCarthyim ( Mar 11, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190320 : Britain s witchfinders are ready to burn Jeremy Corbyn by Jonathan Cook ( Mar 01, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190320 : The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Building 7 ( Sep 15, 2012 , WashingtonsBlog )
- 20190320 : Customer reviews The Threat How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump ( Mar 20, 2019 , www.amazon.com )
- 20190318 : Christopher Steele s Former MI6 Boss Calls Dossier Overrated ( Mar 18, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190318* Journalists who are spies ( Mar 03, 2006 , www.nytimes.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190318 : Ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele pulls out of rare public appearance at neocon event (Video) by Alex Christoforou ( Mar 18, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190318 : Trump Rips Steele For Using Low Ratings CNN 'Citizen Journalist' Article As Dossier Source ( Mar 18, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190318 : Newly released Bruce Ohr testimony exposes more Deep State lies targeting Trump (Video) by Alex Christoforou ( Mar 15, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190318 : Vesti calls out Pompeo on lying about Russia invading Ukraine by Seraphim Hanisch ( Mar 18, 2019 , theduran.com )
- 20190318* FULL CNN TOWN HALL WITH TULSI GABBARD 3-10-19 ( Mar 18, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190318* Doublethink and Newspeak Do We Have a Choice by Greg Guma ( Aug 21, 2017 , www.globalresearch.ca ) [Recommended]
- 20190317 : Epstein, Clinton and Trump are all connected to Lolita Express scandal ( Feb 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190317 : Operation Crossfire Hurricane FBI Sent Strzok On Secret Mission To London Before Election ( May 16, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190317 : Nellie Ohr Has Ties to the Clinton Foundation ( Mar 10, 2019 , patriots4truth.org )
- 20190317 : CIA Director Gina Haspel is Complicit with the Coup ( Mar 13, 2019 , patriots4truth.org )
- 20190317* Mueller uses the same old false flag scams, just different packaging of his forensics-free findings ( Mar 17, 2019 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190317* VIPS- Mueller's Forensics-Free Findings ( Mar 13, 2019 , Consortiumnews ) [Recommended]
- 20190316 : Pity The Nation War Spending Is Bankrupting America ( Mar 16, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190315 : Book review of Kushner, Inc. Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump by Vicky Ward by Michael Kranish ( Mar 15, 2019 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190315 : What the Strzok-Page 'insurance policy' text was actually about - The Washington Post ( Mar 15, 2019 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20190315* Will Democrats Go Full Hawk by Jack Hunter ( Mar 14, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190315 : DOJ ... Department of Obstruction of Justice. ( Mar 15, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190314* Manafort's Ukrainians were actually pro-West? - Habakkuk ( Mar 14, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190314 : Top Mueller Prosecutor Weissmann Steps Down In Latest Sign Probe Ending ( Mar 14, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190314 : The Fog of Politics ( Nov 19, 2016 , jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com )
- 20190313 : Sic Semper Tyrannis The Paul Manafort sentence and the notorious and diabolical federal sentencing guidelines ( Mar 13, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190311 : Paul Manafort Eulogy for a Straw Man ( Mar 11, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190311 : Bruce Ohr s Testimony Contradicts Testimony Provided By Rosenstein And Simpson by Sara Carter ( Mar 08, 2019 , saraacarter.com )
- 20190311* Bruce Ohr, Liar or Moron by Larry C Johnson ( Mar 11, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190309 : Journalist Confronts CNN Over Smear Piece ( Mar 09, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190309 : Bruce Ohr's Testimony Contradicts Testimony Provided By Rosenstein And Simpson ( Mar 09, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190308 : The Orientalism of Western Russophobia by Max Parry ( Mar 08, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190307 : Guardian adopted nazy propaganda cartoons to demonize Russia ( Mar 07, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190307 : John Bolton Is Exploiting Donald Trump's Weakness - Bloomberg ( Mar 07, 2019 , www.bloomberg.com )
- 20190307 : Will Russiagate witch hunt be replaced with Chinagate ( Mar 07, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190306 : The decision by the U.S. intelligence community to include in an official report some unverified and salacious accusations against President-elect Donald Trump resembles a tactic out of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's playbook on government-style blackmail ( Jan 12, 2017 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190306 : The faces of US elite: The marasmic McCain, marasmic Pelosi, and hysterical Max Boot, the openly lying Clapper and the hate-filled profiteer Brennan ( Jul 27, 2017 , www.unz.com )
- 20190305 : The political purpose behind Nadler investigation can best be summed up in this quote concerning the Benghazi hearings. In September 2015, Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy famously said Clinton s numbers are dropping because we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. ( Mar 04, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190305* The Shadow Governments Destruction Of Democracy ( Feb 19, 2017 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190304 : Spooked Christopher Steele Cancels Appearance After Cohen Testimony Destroys Dossier Allegation ( Mar 04, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190302 : War Broke Out Between Neo-Cons And Libertarians Over Trumps Foreign Policy: now we know who won ( Nov 20, 2016 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190302 : Soros And Liberal Mega-Donors Plot For War With Donald Trump ( Nov 15, 2016 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190302 : My impression is that Donald Trump might run the government as a business, choosing people as cabinet secretaries on the basis of past experience and on what they would bring to the position, as opposed to choosing cabinet secretaries because they have been loyal yes-people ( Nov 16, 2016 , marknesop.wordpress.com )
- 20190302 : Long Live the Establishment! Washington insiders easily captureed Trump and dictated all his positions, policies and decisions ( Nov 13, 2016 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20190302 : Donald Trumps New York Times Interview Full Transcript ( Nov 24, 2016 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20190302 : Secretary of State pick is the biggest test case to see whether Trump, like Obama before him, is going to forget about his populist base and take the carrot Wall Street is offering him ( www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190302 : The President of the US can't pardon someone in advance for possible later crimes, but can give a pardon for any and all past crimes without specifying those crimes ( Nov 11, 2016 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190302 : Trump first and foremost is the symptom, not cause of crisis of neoliberalism in the USA. Ideology is dead, like Bolshevism was dead soon after the end of WWII in the USSR ( crookedtimber.org )
- 20190302 : Ron Paul understood that neocons will sneak into Trump administration ( Nov 12, 2016 , failedevolution.blogspot.gr )
- 20190302 : Hope springs eternal: Ron Paul hopes for Tryump forign policy ( Nov 13, 2016 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20190302 : Donald Trump betrayal chronicles: some hot heads expected that he can overturn Neolib-Neocon Rule ( Nov 12, 2016 , russia-insider.com )
- 20190302 : Watters Words The swamp strikes back ( Feb 18, 2017 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190302 : Russia would back down in face of military force, says Donald Trump aide in line for foreign policy job ( Nov 15, 2016 , telegraph.co.uk )
- 20190302 : Ron Paul to Trump: Dont Listen to Neocons! by Adam Dick ( Nov 11, 2016 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20190302 : Cohen Testimony is the Beginning of the End of Russiagate ( Mar 02, 2019 , nationalinterest.org )
- 20190301 : ...a nation divided against itself ... ( Feb 28, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190227 : Mueller investigation was clearly was part of the leverage used to get control of Trump ( Feb 27, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190226 : Bolton's financial disclosures show that between September 2015 and April 2018, he received $165,000 from the Counter-Extremism Project (CEP), a group with overlapping staffers, board members, and finances with UANI. According to the Bolton's disclosures, the payments were "consulting fees." ( Feb 26, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190226 : War whore. Well, they sure pay well ( Feb 26, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190223 : FBI EXTENSIVE ILLEGAL SURVAILANCE PROGRAM ( Feb 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190223 : Guardian neoliberal presstitutes: Trump's bid to upend Russia inquiry unprecedented, experts say ( Feb 23, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190223 : 52 mins UK documentary about Sharp's book 'From Dictatorship To Democracy' which lists 198 non-violent tactics, stunts and ploys intended to 'unsettle' a ruling Regime, the most unsurprising of which is to have the Protest Placards printed in English (for the benefit of NYT readers?). ( Feb 23, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190222 : Adam Schiff met with Glen Simpson in Aspen and should really recluse himself ( Feb 22, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190222 : FBI Official Admits To Infiltrating Trump Campaign - Just Don't Call It Spying ( Feb 22, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190222 : Trump vs. the FBI Who are the good guys by Joe Jarvis ( Feb 22, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190222* Neo-McCarthyism is used to defend the US empirical policies. Branding dissidents as Russian stooges is a loophole that allow to suppress dissident opinions ( Feb 21, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190222 : Sic Semper Tyrannis A seditious conspiracy ... ( Feb 22, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190222 : 'Cheney wants you out,' Bustani recalled Bolton saying, referring to the then-vice president of the United States. 'We can't accept your management style.' ( Feb 22, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190221 : FBI s Top Lawyer Thought Hillary Clinton Should Be Criminally Prosecuted - Was Persuaded To Change His Mind ( Feb 21, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190221 : But, scum like Pompeo puts forth hard-line stance against terrorists. What a bunch of vile phonies and hypocrites. ( Feb 21, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190221 : Russiagate In Flames No Evidence Of Collusion, New Findings Challenge DNC Hack Narrative ( Feb 21, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190219 : Foreign Policy is More Than Just War and Peace ( Nov 14, 2018 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190219* Tulsi Gabbard kills New World Order bloodbath in thirty seconds ( Feb 19, 2019 , www.veteranstoday.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190219* Warmongers in their ivory towers - YouTube ( Feb 19, 2019 , www.youtube.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190219* Charles Schumer and questioning the foreign policy choices of the American Empire's ruling class ( Feb 19, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190218* Do You Believe in the Deep State Now by Robert W. Merry ( Feb 18, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190218 : The FBI Came Close to Staging a Coup ( Feb 18, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190218 : Tulsi 2020 Anti-war Democrat says she s running for US president ( Jan 12, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190218 : See the real connection between the fake Steele Dossier and the Skipal hoax ( Feb 18, 2019 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190217 : Two Trump Cabinet Officials Were Ready To Support 25th Amendment Coup As Rosenstein Tallied Votes ( Feb 17, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190217* Trump is Russian asset memo is really neocon propaganda overkill ( Jan 23, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190217 : There's No Denying It; It Was Never Anything But a Coup! ( Feb 17, 2019 , larouchepub.com )
- 20190216 : On March 14th Popadopoulos knew he was transferring from team Carson to team Trump, but this was not announced to the (presumably underwhelmed) world 'till March 21st. Whoever put Mifsud onto Popadopoulos was very quick on their feet ( Jun 09, 2018 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20190216 : MI6's middle-man who introduced Trump campaign official to 'Putin's niece' and offered dirt on Hillary is London-based European Union expert who trains diplomats ( Feb 16, 2019 , craigmurray.org.uk )
- 20190216 : MI6 entrapped Papadopoulos via Joseph Mifsud who as it turns out was "director of the London Academy of Diplomacy" ( Feb 16, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20190216* MSM Begs For Trust After Buzzfeed Debacle by Caitlin Johnstone ( Jan 20, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190216* Death Of Russiagate: Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud s Network ( Jan 22, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190215 : An important factor in Venezuela situation is that the Gene Sharp's non-violent action regime change system has been busted somewhat. The new potential victims are not as naive and know which ropes will pulled ( Feb 15, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190215 : Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Venezuela envoy, clash over U.S. meddling in Latin America ( Feb 15, 2019 , www.cbsnews.com )
- 20190215 : MSNBC "Terrified Of Anti-War Voices" Says Fired Anti-War Host Phil Donahue - YouTube ( Feb 15, 2019 , www.youtube.com )
- 20190214 : Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Lose His Cool During Tense Exchange With Rep. Ilhan Omar ( Feb 14, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190213 : After Collusion Case Collapses, House Dems Set To Launch Vast Russia Probe 2.0 ( Feb 13, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190213* MoA - Russiagate Is Finished ( Feb 12, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190213* Stephen Cohen on War with Russia and Soviet-style Censorship in the US by Russell Mokhiber ( Feb 12, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org ) [Recommended]
- 20190213 : Congress Has Not "By Law" Vested The Attorney General With Authority to Appoint the Special Counsel ( Feb 13, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190213 : Rep. Walter Jones, Rest in Peace The American Conservative ( Feb 13, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190213 : The US neoliberal MSM are engaged in a "privilege protection racket" ( Feb 13, 2019 , teamhuman.fm )
- 20190212 : Watch MSNBC Host Squirm During Live Update On No Collusion Intel Committee News ( Feb 12, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190211 : Matthew Whitaker - Wikipedia ( Feb 11, 2019 , en.wikipedia.org )
- 20190210* Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache by Fred Reed ( Feb 10, 2019 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20190210 : Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache by Fred Reed ( Feb 10, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190209 : Government shutdown, Venezuela Donald Trump evolves into the best propagator of neoliberal fascism that tends to become a norm ( Feb 09, 2019 , failedevolution.blogspot.com )
- 20190209 : New York Times admission of Afghanistan fiasco provokes human rights imperialist backlash by Bill Van Auken ( Feb 09, 2019 , wsws.org )
- 20190209 : Mueller Annoyed By Chipper, Overeager Adam Schiff Constantly Sending Him Evidence He's Already Uncovered ( Feb 09, 2019 , politics.theonion.com )
- 20190209 : Decameron D j vu All Over Again ( Feb 09, 2019 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
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- 20190206 : What about Sergei Millian? ( Feb 06, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190206 : Bolton unplugged RT ( Feb 06, 2019 , www.rt.com )
- 20190205 : Trump and His Golfing Buddies Continue Neoliberalism s Assault on the Veteran s Administration by Lambert Strether ( Feb 03, 2019 , www.nakedcapitalism.com )
- 20190205 : When Conspiracy Is The Only Explanation For Failed Neo-Liberal Dreams by William S. Smith ( Feb 05, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190205 : John Bolton Insists Iran Likely Harboring Dangerous Terrorist Osama Bin Laden ( Feb 05, 2019 , politics.theonion.com )
- 20190204 : Haley resorts to a good, tried way of Us politicians to sell themselves to money interests. ( Feb 04, 2019 , www.unz.com )
- 20190203 : Why All Anti-Interventionists Will Necessarily Be Smeared As Russian Assets ( Feb 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190203 : Trump Should Call Congress's Bluff on Our Endless Wars by W. James Antle III ( Feb 03, 2019 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20190203 : Mocking Mueller's Collusion-Free Collusion Indictment Of Roger Stone ( Feb 03, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20190203 : Horrifying, Personal John Bolton Story ( Feb 03, 2019 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20190202 : Brazil, Fascism and the Left Wing of Neoliberalism ( Feb 02, 2019 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20190130 : Just one more to a long list of Trump appointments. I believe Trump is some kind of pervert, like the ones that like to get whipped, only Trump likes to get stabbed in the back ( Jan 30, 2019 , www.zerohedge.com )
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- 20190102* Russian bots - How An Anti-Russian Lobby Creates Fake News ( Feb 20, 2018J , www.moonofalabama.org ) [Recommended]
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- 20181125 : The Neoliberal World is a Vicious Place by Sandwichman ( Nov 23, 2018 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20181124* MI6 Scrambling To Stop Trump From Releasing Classified Docs In Russia Probe ( Nov 24, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180918 : The document alleges that a senior Israeli government official conspired with Manafort in 2012 to defame then-Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko by accusing her of maintaining ties with anti-Semitic groups. ( Sep 18, 2018 , thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com )
- 20180915 : Dershowitz Says Manafort Plea Big Win For Mueller; White House Should Be Alarmed ( Sep 15, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180909 : (Update) DNC Papadopoulos s UK contact may be dead by Amanda Matthews ( caucus99percent.com )
- 20180909* DNC Papadopoulos s UK contact may be dead ( Sep 09, 2018 , thehill.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180904 : Reported Russia probe source at center of whistleblower complaint over Pentagon contracts ( Aug 29, 2018 , www.foxnews.com )
- 20180902 : NYT- -Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump ( Sep 02, 2018 , caucus99percent.com )
- 20180825 : One Holdout Juror Prevented A Ruling On All 18 Counts Against Manafort ( Aug 25, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180825 : Norman - If Paul Manafort Is Going To Prison, Tony Podesta Should Be Joining Him ( Aug 25, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180825 : Be Careful What You Ask For- Wasting Time with Manafort, Cohen, and Russiagate by Jim Kavanagh ( Aug 25, 2018 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20180825 : How to interfere in a foreign election by Stephen Kinzer ( Aug 19, 2018 , www.bostonglobe.com )
- 20180824 : The Skripnal affair in the UK and Russiagate here in the US demonstrate the absolute and utter contempt of neoliberal elite of populace they rule ( Aug 24, 2018 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20180824 : Brennan was caught spying on the Senate Intelligence Commitee, subsequently lied about it and allegedly directed personnel under his command to lie about to the Senate and the IG ( Aug 24, 2018 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20180818 : Manafort jury asks judge to leave early on second day of deliberations ( Aug 18, 2018 , www.thenational.ae )
- 20180818* Pentagon Whistleblower Demoted After Exposing Millions Paid To FBI Spy Halper, Clinton Crony ( Aug 16, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180813 : Mueller may have a conflict -- and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch ( May 14, 2018 , thehill.com )
- 20180803 : IMO TS Ellis will surprise ... ( Aug 03, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180802 : Angry Bear " Let's Make a Deal ( Aug 02, 2018 , angrybearblog.com )
- 20180729 : It s Official The US is in a Constitutional Crisis ( Jul 29, 2018 , www.thegatewaypundit.com )
- 20180726 : "Soft neoliberals" blatant hypocrisy by James Kirkpatrick ( Jul 23, 2018 , www.unz.com )
- 20180721 : A pox on neoliberals in both of their houses ( Jul 21, 2018 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20180720* Doubting The Intelligence Of The Intelligence Community by Ilana Mercer ( Jul 20, 2018 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180609* Spooks Spooking Themselves by Daniel Lazare ( May 31, 2018 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180527 : The Dummies Guide To The Russia Collusion Hoax Who, What, Where, When, Why by Roger Kimball ( May 27, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180527 : The Code Name Crossfire Hurricane Undermines The FBI s Russia Story by Lee Smith ( May 27, 2018 , thefederalist.com )
- 20180524 : It's quite likely that Christopher Steele, a former MI6 spy, knew Stepan Halper (CIA and FBI spy who began his spying on Trump campaign long before the FBI "officially" started spying) who is a friend of the head of MI6, Richard Dearlove and may have used him to support the dossier ( May 24, 2018 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20180523 : Framing the Trump Campaign as Lackey's of Russia by Publius Tacitus ( May 23, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180512 : Julian Assange: There is something very odd about the Joseph Mifsud story and the role of the UK in the 2016 US presidential election ( May 12, 2018 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20180504 : Judge Mulls Dismissal Of Manafort Charges, Sharply Questioned Mueller Overreach Zero Hedge ( May 04, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180430 : The CIA Democrats Part one by Patrick Martin ( Apr 30, 2018 , www.wsws.org )
- 20180409 : New photos reveal Robert Mueller and Paul Manafort both worked with former Ukraine President in 2013 ( Apr 09, 2018 , theduran.com )
- 20180327* Perfidious Albion The Fatally Wounded British Beast Lashes Out by Barbara Boyd ( Mar 18, 2018 , LaRouchePAC ) [Recommended]
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- 20180318 : Meet Hillary Clinton s Other, More Powerful And Shadowy Oppo Research Firm ( Mar 18, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180314 : We will probably never learn why President Trump turned on Rex Tillerson. If we ever do, it may be because Neocons are furious reality refuses to bend to their fantasies. ( Mar 14, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180311 : Is Trump the New Clinton by Musa al-Gharbi ( Mar 11, 2018 , thebaffler.com )
- 20180311 : Craig Murray smelt a rat and made his suspicions clear, publicly. like Litvinenko case this case will probably remains unresolved and milked mesilessly for anti-russian propaganda purposes, if history is any guide ( Mar 11, 2018 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20180310* Meier might have discovered that his subject had been, as it were, 'top supporting actor' in the first fumbling attempt by Christopher Steele et al to produce a plausible-sounding scenario as to the background to Litvinenko s death. ( Mar 10, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180303 : Glenn Greenwald to Tucker Carlson Journalists Eagerly Being Manipulated By Intelligence Community On Russia ( Mar 03, 2018 , www.realclearpolitics.com )
- 20180302 : Kushner s Business Got Loans From Companies After White House Meetings ( Feb 01, 2028 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180302 : Si>nce 1980th, very little has been done by US Federal Government for the benefit of the common citizen. A great deal has been done to facilitate the degradation of the standard of living of common citizen by the global one percent and by the costs of maintaining global neoliberal empire ( Aug 20, 2017 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20180302 : Trump_vs_deep_state as bastard neoliberalism vs classic neoliberalism ( Dec 27, 2016 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20180302 : Trump betrayal of Trumpism ( Mar 02, 2018 , www.unz.com )
- 20180302 : The deplorables, having found one another, need to hang together until we find real leadership. Trump, whatever he is, is not a leader. ( Mar 02, 2018 , www.unz.com )
- 20180228 : The Knives Are Out For Kushner: Loans With Deutsche Under Scrutiny By Regulator ( Feb 28, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180222 : The US-UK Deep State Empire Strikes Back 'It's Russia! Russia! Russia!' ( Feb 22, 2018 , www.strategic-culture.org )
- 20180222 : One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by GCHQ. The British are Coming! The British are Coming! ( Feb 22, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180218 : Both agencies were complicit in the most infamous assassinations and false flag episodes since the Kennedy/MLK Vietnam days. Don't forget Air America CIA drug running and Iran/Contra / October Surprise affairs. ( Feb 18, 2018 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20180215 : Tucker You have to be a moron to believe Steele dossier ( Feb 15, 2018 , theduran.com )
- 20180208* Try Googling Riggs Bank – a lot of interesting information emerges, on matters such as their involvement with Prince Bandar. So, what we are dealing with is a joint Anglo-American attempt to create a comprador oligarchy who could loot Russia s raw materials resources ( Feb 08, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com ) [Recommended]
- 20180208 : Did British Intelligence Try to Destroy the Trump Presidency by Publius Tacitus ( Feb 08, 2018 , turcopolier.typepad.com )
- 20180208 : Obama administration and Deep State were spying on the opposition ( Feb 07, 2018 , www.unz.com )
- 20180204* DNC collusion with Ukrainian IT Security company Crowdstrike tied to the Atlantic Council to push false narrative of DNC hack and malware to influence US election ( Feb 04, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20180121 : Mifsud Offering Alu Tubes to Papadopoulos? ( Jan 21, 2018 , www.boomantribune.com )
- 20180120 : Will Steve Bannon s Testimony Bring Down Jared by Abigail Tracy ( Jan 16, 2018 , www.vanityfair.com )
- 20180108 : In the Russian Collusion Debate, Who's Fooling Who by Scott Ritter ( Jan 08, 2018 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20180105 : TOP STORY OF THE DAY Manafort Lawsuit Will Likely Shut Down Deep State Mueller Investigation! ( Jan 05, 2018 , www.thegatewaypundit.com )
- 20180104 : The first open statement the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt and has too broad scope specifically for this purpose ( Jan 04, 2018 , www.nytimes.com )
- 20180103 : Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Robert Mueller And Rod Rosenstein Full Lawsuit Zero Hedge ( Jan 03, 2018 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20180102 : Prof. Misfud, Figure in Russia Probe, Removed From School's Website ( Jan 02, 2018 , www.newsmax.com )
- 20180102* Jill Stein in the Cross-hairs by Mike Whitney ( Dec 26, 2017 , www.unz.com ) [Recommended]
- 20180101* British Intervention into 2016 U.S. Election ( Jan 01, 2018 , www.larouchepub.com ) [Recommended]
- 20171231 : John McCain: I gave Russia blackmail dossier on Trump to FBI by Jamie Schram ( Jan 11, 2017 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20171231* How America Spreads Global Chaos by Nicolas J.S. Davies ( Oct 30, 2017 , consortiumnews.com ) [Recommended]
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- 20171231* What Happens When A Russiagate Skeptic Debates A Professional Russiagater ( Dec 28, 2017 , www.zerohedge.com ) [Recommended]
- 20171230 : Bill Maher as a tool of deep state ( Dec 30, 2017 , www.youtube.com )
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- 20171229 : washingtonpost.com - watergate scandal and deep throat update, e. howard hunt ( Dec 29, 2017 , www.washingtonpost.com )
- 20171228* How CrowdStrike placed malware in DNC hacked servers by Alex Christoforou ( Dec 28, 2017 , theduran.com ) [Recommended]
- 20171228 : The Mueller investigation will delay and stall closing the investigation until the 2018 Congressional Elections, with the Dems presuming these elections will be won and Nunes removed ( Dec 28, 2017 , www.moonofalabama.org )
- 20171227 : Bannon Puts Jared Through the Grinder ( Dec 27, 2017 , www.politico.com )
- 20171225 : The Israel-gate Side of Russia-gate Consortiumnews ( Dec 25, 2017 , consortiumnews.com )
- 20171217 : Dr. Stephen Cohen on Tucker Carlson: Empty Accusations of Russian Meddling Have Become Grave National Security Threat ( Dec 17, 2017 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20171108 : More 'Fake News,' Alas, From the New York Times The American Conservative by Andrew J. Bacevich ( Nov 08, 2017 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20171021 : Washington Funds Foreign Think Tanks That Blacklist Opponents of Neocon Foreign Policy by Ron Paul ( Oct 21, 2017 , ronpaulinstitute.org )
- 20171017 : The Lobby British Style by Philip M. Giraldi ( Oct 17, 2017 , www.unz.com )
- 20170924 : Trump allies see vindication in reports on Manafort wiretapping ( Sep 24, 2017 , www.msn.com )
- 20170920 : Manafort News a Blockbuster or Nothingburger ( Sep 20, 2017 , www.counterpunch.org )
- 20170905 : Should Tillerson Resign by Daniel Larison ( Aug 31, 2017 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
- 20170711 : Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. I Didn t Have Clinton Info They Wanted ( www.unz.com )
- 20170609 : Tucker Carlson Lays Waste to Comeys Testimony and Democrat Attempt to Unseat the President ( Jun 08, 2017 , www.zerohedge.com )
- 20170529 : Jared Kushner Reportedly Discussed Setting Up Secret Communication Channel With Moscow by Mary Papenfuss ( May 29, 2017 , www.huffingtonpost.com )
- 20170529 : Professor Russia Dossier Is Attempt to Destroy Trump s Presidency Before Inauguration by Stephen Cohen ( Jan 11, 2017 , insider.foxnews.com )
- 20170529 : Loesch Americans Are Tired of Being Manipulated Lied to by Mainstream Media ( May 29, 2017 , insider.foxnews.com )
- 20170523 : Manafort faced blackmail attempt, hacks suggest - POLITICO ( May 23, 2017 , www.politico.com )
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- 20170221 : David Stockman provides one of the best commentaries on Flynn assassination by deep state and Trymp betrayal of Flynn ( Feb 20, 2017 , economistsview.typepad.com )
- 20170220 : Trump Chooses General McMaster as National Security Adviser ( Feb 20, 2017 , economistsview.typepad.com )
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- 20170114 : Reflections on a Post Election Soft Coup: Fake News , CIA Intervention, US-NATO Militarization on Russia s Doorstep ( Jan 13, 2017 , www.globalresearch.ca )
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- 20161120 : Rand Paul says he will oppose John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani for Secretary of State ( Nov 20, 2016 , rare.us )
- 20161119 : Trump and the Neoconservatives by Jon Basil Utley ( Nov 13, 2016 , www.theamericanconservative.com )
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Essentially neoliberal MSM were hijacked. Which was easy to do. The current anti-Russian campaign is conducted under
the direct guidance of MI6 and similar agencies
"... committee minutes note the secretary saying: "The Guardian was obliged to seek advice under the terms of the DA notice code." The minutes add: "This failure to seek advice was a key source of concern and considerable efforts had been made to address it." ..."
"... These "considerable efforts" included a D-Notice sent out by the committee on 7 June 2013 – the day after The Guardian published the first documents – to all major UK media editors, saying they should refrain from publishing information that would "jeopardise both national security and possibly UK personnel". It was marked "private and confidential: not for publication, broadcast or use on social media". ..."
"... "The FT [Financial Times] and The Times did not mention it [the initial Snowden revelations] and the Telegraph published only a short". It continued by noting that only The Independent "followed up the substantive allegations". It added, "The BBC has also chosen to largely ignore the story." ..."
"... The British security services had carried out more than a "symbolic act". It was both a show of strength and a clear threat. The Guardian was then the only major newspaper that could be relied upon by whistleblowers in the US and British security bodies to receive and cover their exposures, a situation which posed a challenge to security agencies. ..."
"... The increasingly aggressive overtures made to The Guardian worked. The committee chair noted that after GCHQ had overseen the smashing up of the newspaper's laptops "engagement with The Guardian had continued to strengthen". ..."
"... But the most important part of this charm and threat offensive was getting The Guardian to agree to take a seat on the D-Notice Committee itself. The committee minutes are explicit on this, noting that "the process had culminated by [sic] the appointment of Paul Johnson (deputy editor Guardian News and Media) as a DPBAC [i.e. D-Notice Committee] member". ..."
"... The Guardian's deputy editor went directly from the corporation's basement with an angle-grinder to sitting on the D-Notice Committee alongside the security service officials who had tried to stop his paper publishing. ..."
"... In November 2016, The Guardian published an unprecedented "exclusive" with Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, Britain's domestic security service. The article noted that this was the "first newspaper interview given by an incumbent MI5 chief in the service's 107-year history". It was co-written by deputy editor Paul Johnson, who had never written about the security services before and who was still sitting on the D-Notice Committee. This was not mentioned in the article. ..."
"... The MI5 chief was given copious space to make claims about the national security threat posed by an "increasingly aggressive" Russia. Johnson and his co-author noted, "Parker said he was talking to The Guardian rather than any other newspaper despite the publication of the Snowden files." ..."
"... Just two weeks before the interview with MI6's chief was published, The Guardian itself reported on the high court stating that it would "hear an application for a judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service's decision not to charge MI6's former counterterrorism director, Sir Mark Allen, over the abduction of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his pregnant wife who were transferred to Libya in a joint CIA-MI6 operation in 2004". ..."
"... The security services were probably feeding The Guardian these "exclusives" as part of the process of bringing it onside and neutralising the only independent newspaper with the resources to receive and cover a leak such as Snowden's. They were possibly acting to prevent any revelations of this kind happening again. ..."
"... The Guardian's coverage of anti-Semitism in Labour has been suspiciously extensive, compared to the known extent of the problem in the party, and its focus on Corbyn personally suggests that the issue is being used politically. While anti-Semitism does exist in the Labour Party, evidence suggests it is at relatively low levels. Since September 2015, when Corbyn became Labour leader, 0.06% of the Labour membership has been investigated for anti-Semitic comments or posts. In 2016, an independent inquiry commissioned by Labour concluded that the party "is not overrun by anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or other forms of racism. Further, it is the party that initiated every single United Kingdom race equality law." ..."
"... A former Guardian journalist similarly told us: "It is significant that exclusive stories recently about British collusion in torture and policy towards the interrogation of terror suspects and other detainees have been passed to other papers including The Times rather than The Guardian." ..."
"... The Guardian had gone in six short years from being the natural outlet to place stories exposing wrongdoing by the security state to a platform trusted by the security state to amplify its information operations. A once relatively independent media platform has been largely neutralised by UK security services fearful of being exposed further. Which begs the question: where does the next Snowden go? DM ..."
The Guardian, Britain's leading liberal newspaper with a global reputation for independent and critical journalism, has been
successfully targeted by security agencies to neutralise its adversarial reporting of the 'security state', according to newly released
documents and evidence from former and current Guardian journalists.
The UK security services targeted The Guardian after the newspaper started publishing the contents of secret US government documents
leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in June 2013.
Snowden's bombshell revelations continued for months and were the largest-ever leak of classified material covering the NSA and
its UK equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters. They revealed programmes of
operated by both agencies.
According to minutes of meetings of the UK's Defence and Security Media Advisory
Committee, the revelations caused alarm in the British security services and Ministry of Defence.
" This event was very concerning because at the outset The Guardian avoided engaging with the [committee] before publishing the
first tranche of information," state
minutes of a 7 November
2013 meeting at the MOD.
The DSMA Committee, more commonly known as the D-Notice Committee, is run by the MOD, where it meets every six months. A small
number of journalists are also invited to sit on the committee. Its
stated purpose is to "prevent inadvertent public disclosure
of information that would compromise UK military and intelligence operations". It can issue "notices" to the media to encourage them
not to publish certain information.
The committee is currently chaired by the MOD's director-general of security policy Dominic Wilson, who was
previously director of security and intelligence
in the British Cabinet Office. Its secretary is Brigadier Geoffrey Dodds OBE, who
describes himself as an "accomplished, senior
ex-military commander with extensive experience of operational level leadership".
The D-Notice system describes itself as voluntary ,
placing no obligations on the media to comply with any notice issued. This means there should have been no need for the Guardian
to consult the MOD before publishing the Snowden documents.
Yet committee minutes
note the secretary saying: "The Guardian was obliged to seek advice under the terms of the DA notice code." The minutes
add: "This failure to seek advice was a key source of concern and considerable efforts had been made to address it."
' Considerable efforts'
These "considerable efforts" included a D-Notice sent out by the committee on 7 June 2013 – the day after The Guardian published
the first documents – to all major UK media editors, saying they should refrain from publishing information that would "jeopardise
both national security and possibly UK personnel". It was
marked "private and confidential: not
for publication, broadcast or use on social media".
Clearly the committee did not want its issuing of the notice to be publicised, and it was nearly successful. Only the right-wing
blog Guido Fawkes made it public.
At the time, according to the committee
minutes , the "intelligence
agencies in particular had continued to ask for more advisories [i.e. D-Notices] to be sent out". Such D-Notices were clearly seen
by the intelligence services not so much as a tool to advise the media but rather a way to threaten it not to publish further Snowden
One night, amidst the first Snowden stories being published, the D-Notice Committee's then-secretary Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance
personally called Alan Rusbridger, then editor of The Guardian. Vallance "made clear his concern that The Guardian had failed to
consult him in advance before telling the world",
according to a Guardian journalist who interviewed Rusbridger.
Later in the year, Prime Minister David Cameron again used the D-Notice system as a threat to the media.
" I don't want to have to use injunctions or D-Notices or the other tougher measures," he
in a statement to MPs. "I think it's much better to appeal to newspapers' sense of social responsibility. But if they don't
demonstrate some social responsibility it would be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act."
The threats worked. The Press Gazette
at the time that "The FT [Financial Times] and The Times did not mention it [the initial Snowden revelations] and the Telegraph
published only a short". It continued by noting that only The Independent "followed up the substantive allegations". It added, "The
BBC has also chosen to largely ignore the story."
The Guardian, however, remained uncowed.
According to the committee
minutes , the fact
The Guardian would not stop publishing "undoubtedly raised questions in some minds about the system's future usefulness". If the
D-Notice system could not prevent The Guardian publishing GCHQ's most sensitive secrets, what was it good for?
It was time to rein in The Guardian and make sure this never happened again.
GCHQ and laptops
The security services ratcheted up their "considerable efforts" to deal with the exposures. On 20 July 2013, GCHQ officials
The Guardian's offices at King's Cross in London, six weeks after the first Snowden-related article had been published. At the request of the government and security services, Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson, along with two others, spent
three hours destroying the laptops containing the Snowden documents.
The Guardian staffers, according to one of the newspaper's reporters,
brought "angle-grinders, dremels – drills with revolving bits – and masks". The reporter added, "The spy agency provided
one piece of hi-tech equipment, a 'degausser', which destroys magnetic fields and erases data."
that the destruction of the computers was "purely a symbolic act", adding that "the government and GCHQ knew, because we
had told them, that the material had been taken to the US to be shared with the New York Times. The reporting would go on. The episode
hadn't changed anything."
Yet the episode did change something. As the D-Notice Committee
minutes for November
2013 outlined: "Towards the end of July [as the computers were being destroyed], The Guardian had begun to seek and accept D-Notice
advice not to publish certain highly sensitive details and since then the dialogue [with the committee] had been reasonable and improving."
The British security services had carried out more than a "symbolic act". It was both a show of strength and a clear threat. The
Guardian was then the only major newspaper that could be relied upon by whistleblowers in the US and British security bodies to receive
and cover their exposures, a situation which posed a challenge to security agencies.
The increasingly aggressive overtures made to The Guardian worked. The committee chair
noted that after
GCHQ had overseen the smashing up of the newspaper's laptops "engagement with The Guardian had continued to strengthen".
Moreover, he added
, there were now "regular dialogues between the secretary and deputy secretaries and Guardian journalists". Rusbridger later
testified to the Home Affairs Committee that Air Vice-Marshal Vallance of the D-Notice committee and himself "collaborated"
in the aftermath of the Snowden affair and that Vallance had even "been at The Guardian offices to talk to all our reporters".
But the most important part of this charm and threat offensive was getting The Guardian to agree to take a seat on the D-Notice
Committee itself. The committee minutes are explicit on this,
noting that "the
process had culminated by [sic] the appointment of Paul Johnson (deputy editor Guardian News and Media) as a DPBAC [i.e. D-Notice
At some point in 2013 or early 2014, Johnson – the same deputy editor who had smashed up his newspaper's computers under the watchful
gaze of British intelligence agents – was approached to take up a seat on the committee. Johnson attended his first meeting in
May 2014 and was
to remain on it until
The Guardian's deputy editor went directly from the corporation's basement with an angle-grinder to sitting on the D-Notice Committee
alongside the security service officials who had tried to stop his paper publishing.
A new editor
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger withstood intense pressure not to publish some of the Snowden revelations but agreed to Johnson
taking a seat on the D-Notice Committee as a tactical sop to the security services. Throughout his tenure, The Guardian continued
to publish some stories critical of the security services.
But in March 2015, the situation changed when the Guardian
appointed a new editor, Katharine Viner, who had less experience than Rusbridger of dealing with the security services. Viner
started out on fashion and entertainment magazine Cosmopolitan and had no history in national security reporting. According
to insiders, she showed much less leadership during the Snowden affair than Janine Gibson in the US (Gibson was another
to be Rusbridger's successor).
Viner was then editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, which was
launched just two weeks before the first Snowden
revelations were published. Australia and New Zealand comprise two-fifths of the so-called
"Five Eyes" surveillance alliance exposed by Snowden.
This was an opportunity for the security services. It appears that their seduction began the following year.
In November 2016, The Guardian
published an unprecedented "exclusive" with Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, Britain's domestic security service. The article
noted that this was the "first newspaper interview given by an incumbent MI5 chief in the service's 107-year history". It was co-written
by deputy editor Paul Johnson, who had never written about the security services before and who was still sitting on the D-Notice
Committee. This was not mentioned in the article.
The MI5 chief was given
copious space to make claims about the national security threat posed by an "increasingly aggressive" Russia. Johnson
and his co-author noted, "Parker said he was talking to The Guardian rather than any other newspaper despite the publication of the
Parker told the two reporters, "We recognise that in a changing world we have to change too. We have a responsibility to talk
about our work and explain it."
Four months after the MI5 interview, in March 2017, the Guardian
published another unprecedented "exclusive", this time with Alex Younger, the sitting chief of MI6, Britain's external
intelligence agency. This exclusive was awarded by the Secret Intelligence Service to The Guardian's investigations editor, Nick
Hopkins, who had been appointed 14 months previously.
The interview was the first Younger had given to a national newspaper and was again softball.
Titled "MI6 returns to 'tapping up' in an effort to recruit black and Asian officers", it focused almost entirely on the
intelligence service's stated desire to recruit from ethnic minority communities.
" Simply, we have to attract the best of modern Britain," Younger told Hopkins. "Every community from every part of Britain should
feel they have what it takes, no matter what their background or status."
Just two weeks before the interview with MI6's chief was published, The Guardian itself
reported on the high court stating that it would "hear an application for a judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service's
decision not to charge MI6's former counterterrorism director, Sir Mark Allen, over the abduction of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his pregnant
wife who were transferred to Libya in a joint CIA-MI6 operation in 2004".
None of this featured in The Guardian article, which did, however, cover discussions of whether the James Bond actor Daniel Craig
would qualify for the intelligence service. "He would not get into MI6," Younger told Hopkins.
More recently, in August 2019, The Guardian was
awarded yet another exclusive, this time with Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Neil Basu, Britain's most senior
counter-terrorism officer. This was Basu's " first major interview since taking up his post" the previous year and resulted in a
three-part series of articles, one of which was
entitled "Met police examine Vladimir Putin's role in Salisbury attack".
The security services were probably feeding The Guardian these "exclusives" as part of the process of bringing it onside and neutralising
the only independent newspaper with the resources to receive and cover a leak such as Snowden's. They were possibly acting to prevent
any revelations of this kind happening again.
What, if any, private conversations have taken place between Viner and the security services during her tenure as editor are not
known. But in 2018, when Paul Johnson eventually left the D-Notice Committee, its chair, the MOD's Dominic Wilson,
Johnson who, he said, had been "instrumental in re-establishing links with The Guardian".
Decline in critical reporting
Amidst these spoon-fed intelligence exclusives, Viner also oversaw the breakup of The Guardian's celebrated investigative team,
whose muck-racking journalists were told to apply for other jobs outside of investigations.
One well-placed source
told the Press Gazette at the time that journalists on the investigations team "have not felt backed by senior
editors over the last year", and that "some also feel the company has become more risk-averse in the same period".
In the period since Snowden, The Guardian has lost many of its top investigative reporters who had covered national security issues,
notably Shiv Malik, Nick Davies, David Leigh, Richard Norton-Taylor, Ewen MacAskill and Ian Cobain. The few journalists who were
replaced were succeeded by less experienced reporters with apparently less commitment to exposing the security state. The current
defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh,
at The Guardian as head of media and technology and has no history of covering national security.
" It seems they've got rid of everyone who seemed to cover the security services and military in an adversarial way," one current
Guardian journalist told us.
Indeed, during the last two years of Rusbridger's editorship, The Guardian published about 110 articles per year tagged as MI6
on its website. Since Viner took over, the average per year has halved and is decreasing year by year.
" Effective scrutiny of the security and intelligence agencies -- epitomised by the Snowden scoops but also many other stories
-- appears to have been abandoned," a former Guardian journalist told us. The former reporter added that, in recent years, it "sometimes
seems The Guardian is worried about upsetting the spooks."
A second former Guardian journalist added: "The Guardian no longer seems to have such a challenging relationship with the intelligence
services, and is perhaps seeking to mend fences since Snowden. This is concerning, because spooks are always manipulative and not
always to be trusted."
While some articles critical of the security services still do appear in the paper, its "scoops" increasingly focus on issues
more acceptable to them. Since the Snowden affair, The Guardian does not appear to have published any articles based on an intelligence
or security services source that was not officially sanctioned to speak.
The Guardian has, by contrast,
published a steady stream of exclusives on the major official enemy of the security services, Russia, exposing Putin,
his friends and the work of its intelligence services and military.
In the Panama Papers leak in April 2016, which revealed how companies and individuals around the world were using an offshore
law firm to avoid paying tax, The Guardian's front-page launch scoop was authored by Luke Harding, who has received many security
tips focused on the "Russia threat", and was
the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin".
Three sentences into the piece, however, Harding notes that "the president's name does not appear in any of the records" although
he insists that "the data reveals a pattern – his friends have earned millions from deals that seemingly could not have been secured
without his patronage".
There was a much
in the Panama Papers which The Guardian chose to downplay by leaving it to the following day. This concerned the father of
the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, who "ran an offshore fund that avoided ever having to pay tax in Britain by hiring a small
army of Bahamas residents – including a part-time bishop – to sign its paperwork".
We understand there was some argument between journalists about not leading with the Cameron story as the launch splash. Putin's
friends were eventually deemed more important than the Prime Minister of the country where the paper published.
Getting Julian Assange
The Guardian also appears to have been engaged in a campaign against the WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who had been a collaborator
during the early WikiLeaks revelations in 2010.
One 2017 story came from investigative reporter Carole Cadwalladr, who writes for The Guardian's sister paper The Observer,
"When Nigel Farage met Julian Assange". This concerned the visit of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to the Ecuadorian embassy
in March 2017,
organised by the radio station LBC, for whom Farage worked as a presenter. Farage's producer at LBC accompanied Farage
at the meeting, but this was not mentioned by Cadwalladr.
Rather, she posited that this meeting was "potentially a channel of communication" between WikiLeaks, Farage and Donald Trump,
who were all said to be closely linked to Russia, adding that these actors were in a "political alignment" and that " WikiLeaks is,
in many ways, the swirling vortex at the centre of everything".
Yet Cadwalladr's one official on-the-record source for this speculation was a "highly placed contact with links to US intelligence",
who told her, "When the heat is turned up and all electronic communication, you have to assume, is being intensely monitored, then
those are the times when intelligence communication falls back on human couriers. Where you have individuals passing information
in ways and places that cannot be monitored."
It seems likely this was innuendo being fed to The Observer by an intelligence-linked individual to promote disinformation to
In 2018, however, The Guardian's attempted vilification of Assange was significantly stepped up. A new string of articles began
on 18 May 2018 with
one alleging Assange's "long-standing relationship with RT", the Russian state broadcaster. The series, which has been
documented elsewhere, lasted for several months, consistently alleging with little or the most minimal circumstantial
evidence that Assange had ties to Russia or the Kremlin.
One story, co-authored again by Luke Harding,
claimed that "Russian diplomats held secret talks in London with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they
could help him flee the UK, The Guardian has learned". The former consul in the Ecuadorian embassy in London at this time, Fidel
Narvaez, vigorously denies the existence of any such "escape plot" involving Russia and is involved in a complaint process with The
Guardian for insinuating he coordinated such a plot.
This apparent mini-campaign ran until November 2018, culminating in a front-page
splash , based on anonymous sources, claiming that Assange had three secret meetings at the Ecuadorian embassy with Trump's
former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
This "scoop" failed all tests of journalistic credibility since it would have been impossible for anyone to have entered the highly
secured Ecuadorian embassy three times with no proof. WikiLeaks and others have strongly argued that the story was
and it is telling that The Guardian has since failed to refer to it in its subsequent articles on the Assange case. The Guardian,
however, has still not retracted or apologised for the story which remains on its website.
The "exclusive" appeared just two weeks after Paul Johnson had been congratulated for "re-establishing links" between The Guardian
and the security services.
The string of Guardian articles, along with the vilification and smear stories about Assange elsewhere in the British media, helped
create the conditions for
a deal between Ecuador, the UK and the US to expel Assange from the embassy in April. Assange now sits in Belmarsh maximum-security
prison where he faces extradition to the US, and life in prison there, on charges under the Espionage Act.
Acting for the establishment
Another major focus of The Guardian's energies under Viner's editorship has been to attack the leader of the UK Labour Party,
The context is that Corbyn appears to have recently been a target of the security services. In 2015, soon after he was elected
Labour leader, the Sunday Times
serving general warning that "there would be a direct challenge from the army and mass resignations if Corbyn became prime minister".
The source told the newspaper: "The Army just wouldn't stand for it. The general staff would not allow a prime minister to jeopardise
the security of this country and I think people would use whatever means possible, fair or foul, to prevent that."
On 20 May 2017, a little over two weeks before the 2017 General Election, the Daily Telegraph was
fed the story that "MI5 opened a file on Jeremy Corbyn amid concerns over his links to the IRA". It formed part of a Telegraph
investigation claiming to reveal "Mr Corbyn's full links to the IRA" and was sourced to an individual "close to" the MI5 investigation,
who said "a file had been opened on him by the early nineties".
The Metropolitan Police Special Branch was also said to be monitoring Corbyn in the same period.
Then, on the very eve of the General Election, the Telegraph gave space to an
article from Sir Richard Dearlove, the former director of MI6, under a headline: "Jeremy Corbyn is a danger to this nation.
At MI6, which I once led, he wouldn't clear the security vetting."
Further, in September 2018, two anonymous senior government sources
told The Times that Corbyn had been "summoned" for a "'facts of life' talk on terror" by MI5 chief Andrew Parker.
Just two weeks after news of this private meeting was leaked by the government, the Daily Mail
reported another leak, this time revealing that "Jeremy Corbyn's most influential House of Commons adviser has been barred
from entering Ukraine on the grounds that he is a national security threat because of his alleged links to Vladimir Putin's 'global
The article concerned Andrew Murray, who had been working in Corbyn's office for a year but had still not received a security
pass to enter the UK parliament. The Mail reported, based on what it called "a senior parliamentary source", that Murray's application
had encountered "vetting problems".
Murray later heavily suggested that the security services had leaked the story to the Mail. "Call me sceptical if you must, but
I do not see journalistic enterprise behind the Mail's sudden capacity to tease obscure information out of the [Ukrainian security
service]," he wrote
in the New Statesman. He added, "Someone else is doing the hard work – possibly someone being paid by the taxpayer. I doubt
if their job description is preventing the election of a Corbyn government, but who knows?"
Murray told us he was approached by the New Statesman after the story about him being banned from Ukraine was leaked. "However,"
he added, "I wouldn't dream of suggesting anything like that to The Guardian, since I do not know any journalists still working there
who I could trust."
The Guardian itself has run a remarkable number of news and comment articles criticising Corbyn since he was elected in 2015 and
the paper's clearly hostile stance has been widely
Given its appeal to traditional Labour supporters, the paper has probably done more to undermine Corbyn than any other. In particular,
its massive coverage of alleged widespread anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has helped to disparage Corbyn more than other smears
carried in the media.
The Guardian and The Observer have published hundreds of articles on "Labour anti-Semitism" and, since the beginning of this year,
carried over 50 such articles with headlines clearly
negative to Corbyn. Typical headlines have included "
The Observer view: Labour leadership is complicit in anti-Semitism ", "
Corbyn is either blind to anti-Semitism – or he just doesn't care ", and "
problem is institutional. It needs investigation ".
The Guardian's coverage of anti-Semitism in Labour has been suspiciously extensive, compared to the known extent of the problem
in the party, and its focus on Corbyn personally suggests that the issue is being used politically. While anti-Semitism does exist in the Labour Party, evidence suggests it is at relatively low levels. Since September 2015, when
Corbyn became Labour leader, 0.06% of the Labour membership has been
investigated for anti-Semitic comments or posts. In 2016, an independent inquiry commissioned by Labour
that the party "is not overrun by anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or other forms of racism. Further, it is the party that initiated
every single United Kingdom race equality law."
Analysis of two YouGov surveys, conducted in 2015 and 2017,
shows that anti-Semitic views held by Labour voters declined substantially in the first two years of Corbyn's tenure and
that such views were significantly more common among Conservative voters.
Despite this, since January 2016, The Guardian has published 1,215 stories mentioning Labour and anti-Semitism, an average of
around one per day, according to a search on Factiva, the database of newspaper articles. In the same period, The Guardian published
just 194 articles mentioning the Conservative Party's much more serious problem with Islamophobia. A YouGov poll in 2019, for example,
found that nearly half of the Tory Party membership would prefer not to have a Muslim prime minister.
At the same time, some stories which paint Corbyn's critics in a negative light have been suppressed by The Guardian. According
to someone with knowledge of the matter, The Guardian declined to publish the results of a months-long critical investigation by
one of its reporters into a prominent anti-Corbyn Labour MP, citing only vague legal issues.
In July 2016, one of this article's authors emailed a Guardian editor asking if he could pitch an investigation about the first
attempt by the right-wing of the Labour Party to remove Corbyn, informing The Guardian of very good inside sources on those behind
the attempt and their real plans. The approach was rejected as being of no interest before a pitch was even sent.
A reliable publication?
On 20 May 2019, The Times newspaper
reported on a Freedom of Information request made by the Rendition Project, a group of academic experts working on torture
and rendition issues, which showed that the MOD had been "developing a secret policy on torture that allows ministers to sign off
intelligence-sharing that could lead to the abuse of detainees".
This might traditionally have been a Guardian story, not something for the Rupert Murdoch-owned Times. According to one civil
society source, however, many groups working in this field no longer trust The Guardian.
A former Guardian journalist similarly told us: "It is significant that exclusive stories recently about British collusion in
torture and policy towards the interrogation of terror suspects and other detainees have been passed to other papers including The
Times rather than The Guardian."
The Times published its scoop under a strong
headline , "Torture: Britain breaks law in Ministry of Defence secret policy". However, before the article was published,
the MOD fed The Guardian the same documents The Times were about to splash with, believing it could soften the impact of the revelations
by telling its side of the story.
posted its own article just before The Times, with a headline that would have pleased the government: "MoD says revised
torture guidance does not lower standards".
Its lead paragraph was a simple summary of the MOD's position: "The Ministry of Defence has insisted that newly emerged departmental
guidance on the sharing of intelligence derived from torture with allies, remains in line with practices agreed in the aftermath
of a series of scandals following the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." However, an inspection of the documents showed this was clearly
The Guardian had gone in six short years from being the natural outlet to place stories exposing wrongdoing by the security state
to a platform trusted by the security state to amplify its information operations. A once relatively independent media platform has
been largely neutralised by UK security services fearful of being exposed further. Which begs the question: where does the next Snowden
The Guardian did not respond to a request for comment.
Daily Maverick will formally launch Declassified – a new UK-focused investigation and analysis organisation run by the
authors of this article – in November 2019.
Matt Kennard is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Declassified . He was previously director of the
Centre for Investigative Journalism in London, and before that a reporter for the Financial Times in the US and UK. He is the author
of two books, Irregular Army and The Racket .
Mark Curtis is a leading UK foreign policy analyst, journalist and the author of six books including Web of
Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World and Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam .
"... Like the Cold War, the new cold war was triggered by an American lie. It was a lie so duplicitous, so all encompassing, that it would lead many Russians to see the agreement that ended the cold war as a devastating and humiliating deception that was really intended to clear the way for the US to surround and finally defeat the Soviet Union. It was a lie that tilled the soil for all future "Russian aggression." ..."
"... That key promise made to Gorbachev was shattered, first by President Clinton and then subsequently supported by every American President: NATO engulfed Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in 1999; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia in 2004, Albania and Croatia in 2009 and, most recently, Montenegro. ..."
"... When Clinton decided to break Bush's promise and betray Russia, George Kennen, father of the containment policy, warned that NATO expansion would be "the most fateful error of American foreign policy in the entire post-cold-war era." "Such a decision," he prophesied, "may be expected to . . . restore the atmosphere of the cold war in East-West relations . . .." ..."
"... As Matlock explains, the urgent transition allowed "privileged insiders[to] join the criminals who had been running a black market [and to] steal what they could, as fast as they could." The sudden, uncompromising transition imposed on Russia by the United States enabled, according to Cohen, "a small group of Kremlin-connected oligarchs to plunder Russia's richest assets and abet the plunging of some two-thirds of its people into poverty and misery." ..."
"... The rape of Russia was funded, overseen and ordered by the United States and handed over by President George H.W. Bush to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Much of their advice, Matlock says generously, "was not only useless, but sometimes actually damaging." ..."
"... The economic policies wrestled onto Russia by the US and the transition experts and international development experts it funded and sent over led to, what Cohen calls, "the near ruination of Russia." Russia's reward for ending the Cold War and joining the Western economic community was, in Cohen's words, "the worst economic depression in peacetime, the disintegration of the highly professionalized Soviet middle class, mass poverty, plunging life expectancy [for men, it had fallen below sixty], the fostering of an oligarchic financial elite, the plundering of Russia's wealth, and more." ..."
"... By the time Putin came to power in 2000, Cohen says, "some 75% of Russians were living in poverty." 75%! Millions and millions of Russian lives were destroyed by the American welcoming of Russia into the global economic community. ..."
"... But before Putin came to power, there was more Boris Yeltsin. Yeltsin was a necessity for Clinton and the United States because Yeltsin was the pliable puppet who would continue to enforce the cruel economic transition. But to continue the interference in, and betrayal of, the Russian people economically, it would now be necessary to interfere in and betray the Russian democracy. ..."
"... Intoxicated with American support, Yeltsin dissolved the parliament that had rescinded his powers and abolished the constitution of which he was in violation. In a 636-2 vote, the Russian parliament impeached Yeltsin. But, President Clinton again sided with Yeltsin against the Russian people and the Russian law, backed him and gave him $2.5 billion in aid. Clinton was blocking the Russian people's choice of leaders. ..."
"... "Funded by the US government," Cohen reports, Americans "gave money to favored Russian politicians, instructed ministers, drafted legislation and presidential decrees, underwrote textbooks, and served at Yeltsin's reelection headquarters in 1996." ..."
"... Asserting its right as the unipolar victor of a Cold War it never won, betraying the central promise of the negotiated end of the cold war by engulfing Russia's neighbors, arming those nations against its written and signed word and stealing all Russian hope in capitalism and democracy by kidnapping and torturing Russian capitalism and democracy, the roots of the new cold war were not planted by Russian lies and aggression, as the doctrinal Western version teaches, but by the American lies and aggression that the fact checked, demythologized version of history reveals. ..."
When Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev received his peace prize in 1990, the Nobel Prize committee
declared that "the two mighty power blocs,
have managed to abandon their life-threatening confrontation" and confidently expressed that "It is our hope that we are now celebrating
the end of the Cold War." Recently, U.N. General Secretary António Guterres funereally closed the celebrations with the
realization that "The Cold War is back."
In a very short span of history, the window that had finally opened for Russia and the United States to build a new international
system in which they work cooperatively to address areas of common interest had slammed back closed. How was that historic opportunity
wasted? Why was the road from the Nobel committee's hope to the UN's eulogy such a short one?
The doctrinal narrative that is told in the U.S. is the narrative of a very short road whose every turn was signposted by Russian
lies, betrayal, deception and aggression. The American telling of history is a tale in which every blow to the new peace was a Russian
blow. The fact checked version offers a demythologized history that is unrecognizably different. The demythologized version is also
a history of lies, betrayal, deception and aggression, but the liar, the aggressor, is not primarily Russia, but America. It is the
history of a promise so historically broken that it laid the foundation of a new cold war.
But it was not the first promise the United States broke: it was not even the first promise they broke in the new cold war.
The Hot War
Most histories of the cold war begin at the dawn of the post World War II period. But the history of U.S-U.S.S.R. animosity starts
long before that: it starts as soon as possible, and it was hot long before it turned cold.
The label "Red Scare" first appeared, not in the 1940s or 50s, but in 1919. Though it is a chapter seldom included in the history
of American-Russian relations, America actively and aggressively intervened in the Russian civil war in an attempt to push the Communists
back down. The United States cooperated with anti-Bolshevik forces: by mid 1918, President Woodrow Wilson had sent 13,000 American
troops to Soviet soil. They would remain there for two years, killing and injuring thousands. Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev would
later remind America of "the time you sent your troops to quell the revolution." Churchill would record for history the admission
that the West "shot Soviet Russians on sight," that they were "invaders on Russian soil," that "[t]hey armed the enemies of the Soviet
government," that "[t]hey blockaded its ports, and sunk its battleships. They earnestly desired and schemed for its downfall."
When the cause was lost, and the Bolsheviks secured power, most western countries refused to recognize the communist government.
However, realism prevailed, and within a few short years, by the mid 1920s, most countries had recognized the communist government
and restored diplomatic relations. All but the US It was not until several years later that Franklin D. Roosevelt finally recognized
the Soviet government in 1933.
The Cold War
It would be a very short time before the diplomatic relations that followed the hot war would be followed by a cold war. It might
even be possible to pin the beginning of the cold war down to a specific date. On April 22 and 23, President Truman told Soviet foreign
minister Vyacheslav Molotov to "Carry out his agreement" and establish a new, free, independent government in Poland as promised
at Yalta. Molotov was stunned. He was stunned because it was not he that was breaking the agreement because that was not what Roosevelt,
Churchill and Stalin had agreed to at Yalta. The final wording of the Yalta agreement never mentioned replacing Soviet control of
The agreement that Roosevelt revealed to congress and shared with the world – the one that still dominates the textbook accounts
and the media stories – is not the one he secretly shook on with Stalin. Roosevelt lied to congress and the American people. Then
he lied to Stalin.
In exchange for Soviet support for the creation of the United Nations, Roosevelt secretly agreed to Soviet predominance in Poland
and Eastern Europe. The cold war story that the Soviet Union marched into Eastern Europe and stole it for itself is a lie: Roosevelt
handed it to them.
So did Churchill. If Roosevelt's motivation was getting the UN, Churchill's was getting Greece. Fearing that the Soviet Union
would invade India and the oil fields of Iran, Churchill saw Greece as the geographical roadblock and determined to hold on to it
at all cost. The cost, it turned out, was Romania. Churchill would give Stalin Romania to protect his borders; Stalin would give
Churchill Greece to protect his empire's borders. The deal was sealed on October 9, 1944.
Churchill says that in their secret meeting, he asked Stalin, "how would it do for you to have ninety percent predominance in
Romania, for us to have ninety percent predominance in Greece? . . ." He then went on to offer a fifty-fifty power split in in Yugoslavia
and Hungary and to offer the Soviets seventy-five percent control of Bulgaria. The exact conversation may never have happened, according
to the political record, but Churchill's account captures the spirit and certainly captures the secret agreement.
Contrary to the official narrative, Stalin never betrayed the west and stole Eastern Europe: Poland, Romania and the rest were
given to him in secret. Then Roosevelt lied to congress and to the world.
That American lie raised the curtain on the cold war.
The New Cold War
Like the Cold War, the new cold war was triggered by an American lie. It was a lie so duplicitous, so all encompassing, that
it would lead many Russians to see the agreement that ended the cold war as a devastating and humiliating deception that was really
intended to clear the way for the US to surround and finally defeat the Soviet Union. It was a lie that tilled the soil for all future
At the close of the cold war, at a meeting held on February 9, 1990, George H.W. Bush's Secretary of State, James Baker, promised
Gorbachev that if NATO got Germany and Russia pulled its troops out of East Germany, NATO would not expand east of Germany and engulf
the former Soviet states. Gorbachev records in his memoirs that he agreed to Baker's terms "with the guarantee that NATO jurisdiction
or troops would not extend east of the current line." In Super-power Illusions , Jack F. Matlock Jr., who was the American
ambassador to Russia at the time and was present at the meeting, confirms Gorbachev's account, saying that it "coincides with my
notes of the conversation except that mine indicate that Baker added "not one inch." Matlock adds that Gorbachev was assured that
NATO would not move into Eastern Europe as the Warsaw Pact moved out, that "the understanding at Malta [was] that the United States
would not 'take advantage' of a Soviet military withdrawal from Eastern Europe." At the February 9 meeting, Baker assured Gorbachev
that "neither the President or I intend to extract any unilateral advantages from the processes that are taking place."
But the promise was not made just once, and it was not made just by the United States. The promise was made on two consecutive
days: first by the Americans and then by West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. According to West German foreign ministry documents,
on February 10, 1990, the day after James Baker's promise, West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher told his Soviet counterpart
Eduard Shevardnadze "'For us . . . one thing is certain: NATO will not expand to the east.' And because the conversation revolved
mainly around East Germany, Genscher added explicitly: 'As far as the non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this also applies in general.'"
A few days earlier, on January 31, 1990, Genscher had said in a major speech that there would not be "an expansion of NATO territory
to the east, in other words, closer to the borders of the Soviet Union."
Gorbachev says the promise was made not to expand NATO "as much as a thumb's width further to the east." Putin also says mourns
the broken promise, asking at a conference in Munich in February 2007, "What happened to the assurances our Western partners made
after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact? Where are those declarations today? No one even remembers them."
Putin went on to remind his audience of the assurances by pointing out that the existence of the NATO promise is not just the
perception of him and Gorbachev. It was also the view of the NATO General Secretary at the time: "But I will allow myself to remind
this audience what was said. I would like to quote the speech of NATO General Secretary Mr. [Manfred] Woerner in Brussels on 17 May
1990. He said at the time that: 'The fact that we are ready not to place a NATO army outside of German territory gives the Soviet
Union a firm security guarantee.' Where are those guarantees?"
Recent scholarship supports the Russian version of the story. Russian expert and Professor of Russian and European Politics at
the University of Kent, Richard Sakwa says that "[r]ecent studies demonstrate that the commitment not to enlarge NATO covered the
whole former Soviet bloc and not just East Germany." And Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University and
of Russian Studies and History at New York University, adds that the National Security Archive has now published the actual
documents detailing what Gorbachev was promised. Published on December 12, 2017, the documents finally, and authoritatively,
reveal that "The truth, and the promises broken, are much more expansive than previously known: all of the Western powers involved
– the US, the UK, France, Germany itself – made the same promise to Gorbachev on multiple occasions and in various emphatic ways."
That key promise made to Gorbachev was shattered, first by President Clinton and then subsequently supported by every American
President: NATO engulfed Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in 1999; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia
and Slovenia in 2004, Albania and Croatia in 2009 and, most recently, Montenegro.
It was this shattered promise, this primal betrayal, this NATO expansion to Russia's borders that created the conditions and causes
of future conflicts and aggressions. When, in 2008, NATO promised Georgia and Ukraine eventual membership, Russia saw the threat
of NATO encroaching right to its borders. It is in Georgia and Ukraine that Russia felt it had to draw the line with NATO encroachment
into its core sphere of influence. Sakwa says that the war in Georgia was "the first war to stop NATO enlargement; Ukraine was the
second." What are often cited as acts of Russian aggression that helped maintain the new cold war are properly understood as acts
of Russian defense against US aggression that made a lie out of the promise that ended the Cold War.
When Clinton decided to break Bush's promise and betray Russia, George Kennen, father of the containment policy,
warned that NATO expansion would be
"the most fateful error of American foreign policy in the entire post-cold-war era." "Such a decision," he prophesied, "may be expected
to . . . restore the atmosphere of the cold war in East-West relations . . .."
The broken promise restored the cold war. Though it is the most significant root of the new cold war, it was not the first. There
was a prior broken promise, and this time the man who betrayed Russia was President H.W. Bush.
The end of the Cold War resulted from negotiations and not from any sort of military victory. Stephen Cohen says that "Presidents
Reagan and George H.W. Bush negotiated with the last Soviet Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, what they said was the end of the
Cold War on the shared, expressed premise that it was ending 'with no losers, only winners.'"
The end of the Cold War and the end of the Soviet Union occurred so closely chronologically that it permitted the American mythologizers
to conflate them in the public imagination and create the doctrinal history in which the US defeat of the Soviet Union ended the
cold war. But the US did not defeat the Soviet Union. Gorbachev brought about what Sakwa calls a "self-willed disintegration of the
Soviet bloc." The Soviet Union came to an end, not by external force or pressure, but out of Gorbachev's recognition of the Soviet
Union's own self interest. Matlock flatly states that "pressure from governments outside the Soviet Union, whether from America or
Europe or anywhere else, had nothing to do with [the Soviet collapse]." "Cohen demythologizes the history by reinstating the chronological
order: Gorbachev negotiated the end of the cold war "well before the disintegration of the Soviet Union." The Cold War officially
ended well before the end of the Soviet Union with Gorbachev's December 7, 1988 address to the UN
Matlock says that "Gorbachev is right when he says that we all won the Cold War." He says that President Reagan would write in
his notes, "Let there be no talk of winners and losers." When Gorbachev compelled the countries of the Warsaw Pact to adopt reforms
like his perestroika in the Soviet Union and warmed them that the Soviet army would no longer be there to keep their communist
regimes in power, Matlock points out in Superpower Illusions that "Bush assured Gorbachev that the United States would not
claim victory if the Eastern Europeans were allowed to replace the Communist regimes that had been imposed on them." Both the reality
and the promise were that there was no winner of the Cold War: it was a negotiated peace that was in the interest of both countries.
When in 1992, during his losing re-election campaign, President Bush arrogantly boasted that "We won the Cold War!" he broke his
own promise to Gorbachev and helped plant the roots of the new cold war. "In psychological and political terms," Matlock says, "President
Bush planted a landmine under the future U.S.-Russian relationship" when he broke his promise and made that claim.
Bush's broken promise had two significant effects. Psychologically, it created the appearance in the Russian psyche that Gorbachev
had been tricked by America: it eroded trust in America and in the new peace. Politically, it created in the American psyche the
false idea that Russia was a defeated country whose sphere of interest did not need to be considered. Both these perceptions contributed
to the new cold war.
Not only was the broken promise of NATO expansion not the first broken American promise, it was also not the last. In 1997, when
President Clinton made the decision to expand NATO much more than an inch to the east, he at least signed the
Russia-NATO Founding Act , which explicitly
promised that as NATO expanded east, there would be no "permanent stationing of substantial combat forces." This obliterated American
promise planted the third root of the new cold war.
Since that third promise, NATO has, in the words of Stephen Cohen, built up its "permanent land, sea and air power near Russian
territory, along with missile-defense installations." US and NATO weapons and troops have butted right up against Russia's borders,
while anti-missile installations have surrounded it, leading to the feeling of betrayal in Russia and the fear of aggression. Among
the earliest moves of the Trump administration were the moving of NATO troops into Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria and nearby Norway.
Mikhail Gorbachev, who offered the West Russia and cooperation in place of the Soviet Union and Cold War, was rewarded with lies,
broken promises and betrayal. That was the sowing of the first seeds of the new cold war. The second planting happened during the
Yeltsin years that followed. During this stage, the Russian people were betrayed because their hopes for democracy and for an economic
system compatible with the West were both destroyed by American intervention.
The goal, Matlock too gently explains, "had to be a shift of the bulk of the economy to private ownership." What transpired was
what Naomi Klein called in The Shock Doctrine "one of the greatest crimes committed against a democracy in modern history."
The States allowed no gradual transition. Matlock says the "Western experts advised a clean break with the past and a transition
to private ownership without delay." But there was no legitimate private capital coming out of the communist system, so there was
no private money with which to privatize. So, there was only one place for the money to come. As Matlock explains, the urgent
transition allowed "privileged insiders[to] join the criminals who had been running a black market [and to] steal what they could,
as fast as they could." The sudden, uncompromising transition imposed on Russia by the United States enabled, according to Cohen,
"a small group of Kremlin-connected oligarchs to plunder Russia's richest assets and abet the plunging of some two-thirds of its
people into poverty and misery."
The rape of Russia was funded, overseen and ordered by the United States and handed over by President George H.W. Bush
to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Much of their advice, Matlock says generously, "was not only useless, but
sometimes actually damaging."
Sometimes damaging? In the first year, millions lost their entire life savings. Subsidy cuts meant that many Russians didn't get
paid at all. Klein says that by 1992, Russians were consuming 40% less than they were the year before, and one third of them had
suddenly sunk below the poverty line. The economic policies wrestled onto Russia by the US and the transition experts and international
development experts it funded and sent over led to, what Cohen calls, "the near ruination of Russia." Russia's reward for ending
the Cold War and joining the Western economic community was, in Cohen's words, "the worst economic depression in peacetime, the disintegration
of the highly professionalized Soviet middle class, mass poverty, plunging life expectancy [for men, it had fallen below sixty],
the fostering of an oligarchic financial elite, the plundering of Russia's wealth, and more."
By the time Putin came to power in 2000, Cohen says, "some 75% of Russians were living in poverty." 75%! Millions and millions
of Russian lives were destroyed by the American welcoming of Russia into the global economic community.
But before Putin came to power, there was more Boris Yeltsin. Yeltsin was a necessity for Clinton and the United States because
Yeltsin was the pliable puppet who would continue to enforce the cruel economic transition. But to continue the interference in,
and betrayal of, the Russian people economically, it would now be necessary to interfere in and betray the Russian democracy.
In late 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin won a year of special powers from the Russian Parliament: for
one year, he was to be, in effect, the dictator of Russia to facilitate the midwifery of the birth of a democratic Russia. In March
of 1992, under pressure from the, by now, impoverished, devastated and discontented population, parliament repealed the dictatorial
powers it had granted him. Yeltsin responded by declaring a state of emergency, re-bestowing upon himself the repealed dictatorial
powers. Russia's Constitutional Court ruled that Yeltsin was acting outside the constitution. But the US sided – against the Russian
people and against the Russian Constitutional Court – with Yeltsin.
Intoxicated with American support, Yeltsin dissolved the parliament that had rescinded his powers and abolished the constitution
of which he was in violation. In a 636-2 vote, the Russian parliament impeached Yeltsin. But, President Clinton again sided with
Yeltsin against the Russian people and the Russian law, backed him and gave him $2.5 billion in aid. Clinton was blocking the Russian
people's choice of leaders.
Yeltsin took the money and sent police officers and elite paratroopers to surround the parliament building. Clinton "praised the
Russian President has (sic) having done 'quite well' in managing the standoff with the Russian Parliament," as The New York Times
reported at the time.
Clinton added that he thought "the United States and the free world ought to hang in there" with their support of Yeltsin against
his people, their constitution and their courts, and judged Yeltsin to be "on the right side of history."
On the right side of history and armed with machine guns and tanks, in October 1993, Yeltsin's troops opened fire on the crowd
of protesters, killing about 100 people before setting the Russian parliament building on fire. By the time the day was over, Yeltsin's
troops had killed approximately 500 people and wounded nearly 1,000. Still, Clinton stood with Yeltsin. He provided
ludicrous cover for Yeltsin's
massacre , claiming that "I don't see that he had any choice . If such a thing happened in the United States, you would have
expected me to take tough action against it." Clinton's Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, said that the US supported Yeltsin's
suspension of parliament in these "extraordinary times."
In 1996, elections were looming, and America's hegemonic dreams still needed Yeltsin in power. But it wasn't going to happen without
help. Yeltsin's popularity was nonexistent, and his approval rating was at about 6%. According to Cohen, Clinton's interference in
Russian politics, his "crusade" to "reform Russia," had by now become
official policy . And so, America
boldly interfered directly in Russian elections . Three American political consultants, receiving "direct assistance from Bill
Clinton's White House," secretly ran Yeltsin's reelection campaign.
As Time magazine
broke the story , "For four months, a group of American political consultants clandestinely participated in guiding Yeltsin's
"Funded by the US government," Cohen reports, Americans "gave money to favored Russian politicians, instructed ministers,
drafted legislation and presidential decrees, underwrote textbooks, and served at Yeltsin's reelection headquarters in 1996."
More incriminating still is that Richard Dresner, one of the three American consultants, maintained a direct line to Clinton's
Chief Strategist, Dick Morris. According to
reporting by Sean Guillory , in his book, Behind the Oval Office , Morris says that, with Clinton's approval, he received
weekly briefings from Dresner that he would give to Clinton. Based on those briefings, Clinton would then provide recommendations
to Dresner through Morris.
Then ambassador to Russia, Thomas Pickering, even
pressured an opposing candidate to drop out of the election to improve Yeltsin's odds of winning.
The US not only helped run Yeltsin's campaign, they helped pay for it. The US backed a $10.2 billion International Monetary Fund
(IMF) loan for Russia, the second-biggest loan the IMF had ever given. The New York Times
that the loan was "expected to be helpful to President Boris N. Yeltsin in the presidential election in June." The Times explained
that the loan was "a vote of confidence" for Yeltsin who "has been lagging well behind in opinion polls" and added that the US Treasury
Secretary "welcomed the fund's decision."
Yeltsin won the election by 13%, and Time magazine's cover declared: "Yanks to the rescue: The secret story of how American
advisers helped Yeltsin win". Cohen reports that the US ambassador to Russia boasted that "without our leadership we would see a
considerably different Russia today." That's a confession of election interference.
Asserting its right as the unipolar victor of a Cold War it never won, betraying the central promise of the negotiated end
of the cold war by engulfing Russia's neighbors, arming those nations against its written and signed word and stealing all Russian
hope in capitalism and democracy by kidnapping and torturing Russian capitalism and democracy, the roots of the new cold war were
not planted by Russian lies and aggression, as the doctrinal Western version teaches, but by the American lies and aggression that
the fact checked, demythologized version of history reveals.
Ted Snider writes on analyzing patterns in US foreign policy and history.
DNC is a criminal organization and the fact that Debbie Wasserman
Schultz escaped justice is deeply regreatable.
"... The problem facing the Democratic National Committee today remains the same as in 2016: How to block even a moderately left-wing social democrat by picking a candidate guaranteed to lose to Trump, so as to continue the policies that serve banks, the financial markets and military spending for Cold War 2.0. ..."
"... Trump meanwhile has done most everything the Democratic Donor Class wants: He has cut taxes on the wealthy, cut social spending for the population at large, backed Quantitative Easing to inflate the stock and bond markets, and pursued Cold War 2.0. Best of all, his abrasive style has enabled Democrats to blame the Republicans for the giveaway to the rich, as if they would have followed a different policy. ..."
"... The effect has been to make America into a one-party state. Republicans act as the most blatant lobbyists for the Donor Class. But people can vote for a representative of the One Percent and the military-industrial complex in either the Republican or Democratic column. That is why most Americans owe allegiance to no party. ..."
"... I'm just curious about how much longer this log-jam situation can persist before real political realignment takes place. Bernie Sander is ultimately a relic not a representative of new political vigor running through the party, like Trump he would be largely be on his own without much congressional support from his own party. ..."
"... As the 2016 election and Brexit have illuminated, globalisation is a religion for the upper middle classes. ..."
"... They just refuse to understand that political solidarity, key to any such policies is permanently damaged by immigration. ..."
"... If you make people chose between their ethnicity being displaced and class conflict, they'll pick the preservation of their ethnicity and it's territory every time. I ..."
"... My prediction: The elites in the US won't give way, people will simply become demoralised and the Trump/Sanders moment will pass with significant damage done to the legitimacy of American democracy and media but with progressives unable to deal with immigration (Much like the right can't deal with global warming) they will fail to get much done. The general population has become too atomised and detached, beaten-down bystanders to their own politics and society to mount a popular political movement. Immigrants, recent descendants of immigrants and the upper middle classes will continue to instinctually understand globalisation is how they loot America and will not vote for 'extreme' candidates that threaten this. The upper middle class will continue to dominate the overton window and use it to inject utter economic lies to the public. ..."
Originally from: Breaking Up the
Democratic Party, by Michael Hudson - The Unz Review
I hope that the candidate who is clearly the voters' choice, Bernie Sanders, may end up as the party's nominee. If he is, I'm
sure he'll beat Donald Trump handily, as he would have done four years ago. But I fear that the DNC's Donor Class will push Joe Biden,
Kamala Harris or even Pete Buttigieg down the throats of voters. Just as when they backed Hillary the last time around, they hope
that their anointed neoliberal will be viewed as the lesser evil for a program little different from that of the Republicans.
So Thursday's reality TV run-off is about "who's the least evil?" An honest reality show's questions would focus on "What are
you against ?" That would attract a real audience, because people are much clearer about what they're against: the vested
interests, Wall Street, the drug companies and other monopolies, the banks, landlords, corporate raiders and private-equity asset
strippers. But none of this is to be permitted on the magic island of authorized candidates (not including Tulsi Gabbard, who was
purged from further debates for having dared to mention the unmentionable).
Donald Trump as the DNC's nominee
The problem facing the Democratic National Committee today remains the same as in 2016: How to block even a moderately left-wing
social democrat by picking a candidate guaranteed to lose to Trump, so as to continue the policies that serve banks, the financial
markets and military spending for Cold War 2.0.
DNC donors favor Joe Biden, long-time senator from the credit-card and corporate-shell state of Delaware, and opportunistic California
prosecutor Kamala Harris, with a hopey-changey grab bag alternative in smooth-talking small-town Rorschach blot candidate Pete Buttigieg.
These easy victims are presented as "electable" in full knowledge that they will fail against Trump.
Trump meanwhile has done most everything the Democratic Donor Class wants: He has cut taxes on the wealthy, cut social spending
for the population at large, backed Quantitative Easing to inflate the stock and bond markets, and pursued Cold War 2.0. Best of
all, his abrasive style has enabled Democrats to blame the Republicans for the giveaway to the rich, as if they would have followed
a different policy.
The Democratic Party's role is to protect Republicans from attack from the left, steadily following the Republican march rightward.
Claiming that this is at least in the direction of being "centrist," the Democrats present themselves as the lesser evil (which is
still evil, of course), simply as pragmatic in not letting hopes for "the perfect" (meaning moderate social democracy) block the
spirit of compromise with what is attainable, "getting things done" by cooperating across the aisle and winning Republican support.
That is what Joe Biden promises.
The effect has been to make America into a one-party state. Republicans act as the most blatant lobbyists for the Donor Class.
But people can vote for a representative of the One Percent and the military-industrial complex in either the Republican or Democratic
column. That is why most Americans owe allegiance to no party.
The Democratic National Committee worries that voters may disturb this alliance by nominating a left-wing reform candidate. The
DNC easily solved this problem in 2016: When Bernie Sanders intruded into its space, it the threw the election. It scheduled the
party's early defining primaries in Republican states whose voters leaned right, and packed the nominating convention with Donor
After the dust settled, having given many party members political asthma, the DNC pretended that it was all an unfortunate political
error. But of course it was not a mistake at all. The DNC preferred to lose with Hillary than win with Bernie, whom springtime polls
showed would be the easy winner over Trump. Potential voters who didn't buy into the program either stayed home or voted green.
follyofwar , says:
September 12, 2019 at 2:20
No votes will be cast for months, so I don't know how Mr. Hudson can say that Sanders is "clearly the voters choice." He would
be 79 on election day, well above the age when most men die, which is something that voters should seriously consider. Whoever
his VP is will probably be president before the end of Old Bernie's first term, so I hope he chooses his VP wisely.
Disclaimer , says:
September 12, 2019 at 3:29
In any case I laugh at how the media always reports that Biden, who has obviously lost more than a few brain cells, has such
a commanding lead over this field of second-raters. The voters, having much better things to do, haven't even started to pay attention
And, how could anyone seriously believe in these polls anyway? Only older people have land lines today. If calling people is
the methodology pollsters are using, then the results would be heavily skewed towards former VP Biden, whose name everyone knows.
I lost all faith in polls when the media was saying, with certainty, that Hillary was a lock to win against the insurgent Trump.
Tulsi Gabbard is the only candidate beside Trump with charisma today. With her cool demeanor, she is certainly the least unlikeable.
She would be Trump's most formidable opponent. But the democrats, like their counterparts, are owned by Wall Street and the Military
Industrial Complex. Sadly, most democrats still believe that the party is working in their best interests, while the republicans
are the party of the rich.
If you watch the debates tonight, which I will not be, you will notice that Tulsi Gabbard won't be on stage. That is by design.
She is a leper. At least the republicans allowed Trump to be onstage in 2016, which makes them more democratic than the democrats.
Plus they didn't have Super Delegates to prevent Trump from achieving the nomination he had rightfully won. Something to think
about since the DNC, not the voters, annointed Hillary last time.
If the YouTube Oligarchs still allow it, I plan on watching the post-debate analysis with characters like Richard Spencer and
Eric Striker. Those guys are most entertaining, and have insights that are not permitted to be uttered in the controlled, mind-numbing
farce of the mainstream media.
> When neoliberals shout, "But that's socialism," Americans finally are beginning to say, "Then give us socialism."
Dutch Boy , says:
September 12, 2019 at 3:42
True, true! Also, when the neoliberals shout, "But that's nationalism," Americans finally are beginning to say, "Then give
One plus one is
Elizabeth Warren seems a more likely nominee than Sanders.
Biff , says:
September 12, 2019 at 4:37
Svevlad , says:
September 12, 2019 at 5:06
Elizabeth Warren seems a more likely nominee than Sanders.
Elizabeth Warren is phony as phuck(PAP). Just like forked tongued Obama she's really just a tool for the neo-liberal establishment,
which does make her more likely.
@anon Hehe. I propose
that the anti-neoliberals join forces to beat this terrible beast...
Altai , says:
September 12, 2019 at 6:19
Here is another question. Can the DNC or RNC really change institutionally fast enough?
A123 , says:
September 12, 2019 at 6:48
I'm just curious about how much longer this log-jam situation can persist before real political realignment takes place.
Bernie Sander is ultimately a relic not a representative of new political vigor running through the party, like Trump he would
be largely be on his own without much congressional support from his own party.
As the 2016 election and Brexit have illuminated, globalisation is a religion for the upper middle classes. Many of
them may be progressives but they refuse to understand the very non-progressive consequences of mass immigration (Or, one should
say over-immigration) or globalisation more generally. The increasing defection of such individuals to the Liberal Democrats in
Britain is a fascinating example. They just refuse to understand that political solidarity, key to any such policies is permanently
damaged by immigration.
It is interesting to see the see-saw effect of UKip and now the Brexit party in the UK (Well, in England). With them first
drawing working class voters from Labour without increasing Conservative performance, bringing about a massive conservative majority
and now threatening to siphon voters from the Tories with the opposite effect.
But UKip and later the Brexit party almost exist through the indispensable leadership of Nigel Farage and a very specific motivating
goal of leaving the EU. I can't see a third party rising to put pressure on the mainstream parties.
If you make people chose between their ethnicity being displaced and class conflict, they'll pick the preservation of their
ethnicity and it's territory every time. I f the centre left refuses to understand this (Something that wouldn't have been
hard for them to understand when they still drew candidates from the working classes) they will continue their slide into oblivion
as they have done across the Western world. (Excluding 2 party systems and Denmark where they do understand this)
My prediction: The elites in the US won't give way, people will simply become demoralised and the Trump/Sanders moment
will pass with significant damage done to the legitimacy of American democracy and media but with progressives unable to deal
with immigration (Much like the right can't deal with global warming) they will fail to get much done. The general population
has become too atomised and detached, beaten-down bystanders to their own politics and society to mount a popular political movement.
Immigrants, recent descendants of immigrants and the upper middle classes will continue to instinctually understand globalisation
is how they loot America and will not vote for 'extreme' candidates that threaten this. The upper middle class will continue to
dominate the overton window and use it to inject utter economic lies to the public.
The novel internet mass media outlets that allowed such unpoliced political discussion to reach mass audiences will be pacified
by whatever means and America will slide into an Italian style trans-generational malaise at a national level for some time.
, says: September 12, 2019
at 7:43 pm GMT
Here is another question. Can the DNC or RNC really change institutionally fast enough?
Trump is trying to change the RNC away from Globalist elites and towards Christian Populist beliefs and Main Street America.
I am some what hopeful, as the U.S. is not alone in this trajectory. There is a global tail wind that should help the GOP change
The true test will be the 2024 GOP nomination. A bold choice will have to break through to keep the RNC from backsliding into
the clutches of Globalist failure.
I think Sanders could have beat Trump in 2016. This time around it is not that clear because so many of his supporters in 2016
A123 , says:
September 13, 2019 at 12:20
Badly burnt. Or Bernt. He threw his support for Hillary, even if it was tepid, and then got a bad case of Russiagateitis which
his base on the left really hated. His left base never bought Russiagate for a minute. We knew it was an internal leak, probably
by Seth Rich, who provided all the information to Assange. He still seems to be a strong Israel supporter even if has stood up
And while it may seem odd, many of his base on the left have grown weary of the global climate change agenda.
He has not advocated nuclear power and there is a growing movement for that on the left, especially by those who think renewables
will not generate the power we need.
But since Sanders does seem to attract the rural and suburban vote more than any other Democrat, Sanders has a chance to chip
away at Trumps' base and win the Electoral College. Another horrible loss to rural and suburban America by the Democrats will
cost them the EC again by a substantial margin, even if they manage to pull off another popular vote win.
says: September 13, 2019 at
3:45 am GMT
the republican party is as globalist as you can find,and I'm sure you will be the first one to inform us when the global
elite including those in America throw in the towel,
Some elite Globalist NeverTrumpers, such as George Will and Bill Kristol, have thrown in the towel on the GOP. This allows
their "neocon" followers to return to their roots in the war mongering Democrat Party. So it *IS* happening.
The real questions are:
-- Can it happen fast enough?
-- Can it be sustained after Donald Trump term limits out?
I'm not bold enough to say it is inevitable. All I will say is, "There are reasons to be at least mildly hopeful."
@follyofwar Based on
gabbard's immigration statements, voting for her is also voting for our continuing displacement.
Carlton Meyer ,
September 13, 2019 at 4:22
Has everyone forgot the last time the DNC openly cheated Sanders he said nothing publicly, but then endorsed Clinton? Sanders
knows he is not allowed to become president, his role to prevent the formation of a third party, and to keep the Green Party small.
Otherwise he would jump to the Green Party right now and may beat the DNC and Trump.
follyofwar , says:
September 13, 2019 at 2:06
Sanders treats progressives like Charlie Brown. Once again, inviting them to run a kick the football, only to pull it away
and watch them fall. He recently backed off his opposition to the open borders crazies, rarely mentions cuts to military spending
to fund things, and has even joined the stupid fake russiagate bandwagon.
Note that he dismisses the third party idea as unworkable, when he already knows the DNC is unworkable. Why not give the Green
party a chance? Cause he don't want to win knowing he'd be killed or impeached for some reason.
@Carlton Meyer The
Stalinist DNC openly cheated Tulsi Gabbard when they left her off the debate stage last night. When asked about it on 'The View'
recently, Sanders said nothing in her defense, or that she deserved to be on the stage. Nice way to stab her in the back for leaving
her DNC position to support you last time, Bernie. Socialist Sanders wants to be president, yet is afraid of the DNC. Nice!
follyofwar , says:
September 13, 2019 at 2:29
Those polls were rigged against Tulsi, and everyone who is paying attention knows it. But, far from hurting her candidacy by
not making the DNC's arbitrary cut, her exclusion may wind up helping her. Kim Iverson, Michael Tracey, and comedian Jimmy Dore,
anti-war progressive YouTubers with large, loyal followings, have lambasted the out-of touch DNC for its actions. Tucker Carlson
on the anti-war right has also done so.
One hopes that the DNC's stupidity in censoring her message may wind up being the best thing ever for Tulsi's insurgent candidacy.
We shall see. OTOH, who can trust the polls to tell us the truth of where her popularity stands.
@RadicalCenter Do you
forget about Trump's declaration that he wants the largest amount of immigration ever, as long as they come in legally? There
are no good guys in our two sclerotic monopoly parties when it comes to immigration. Since both are terrible on that topic, at
least Tulsi seems to have the anti-war principles that Trump does not.
Justvisiting , says:
September 13, 2019 at 7:37
@Carlton Meyer Great
Bernie has had many opportunities in the past few years to show real courage and stand for something, anything. He has failed
I am actually beginning to feel sorry for him–he knows he has a mission, but he just can't seem to figure out what it is anymore
Getting old is not fun.
The key question is why Trump hired Bolton in the first place, not why he was sucked...
This guy is a reckless imperialist, staunch neocon and a war criminal. No person who promoted
or voted in the Congress for Iraq war can held government or elected position. They are
compromised for the rest of their miserable lifes.
"Every time the president, or Pompeo, or anyone in the [Trump] administration came up with
an idea, they had to face Dr No."
– Cliff Kupchan, Chairman of the Eurasia Group,
The Washington Post , Sep 11, 2011.
Robert McGregor , September
13, 2019 at 3:43 pm
I'm no fan of Trump, but I would like to see a comparison of the total "US instigated
foreign fatalities" for his last 2 & 1/2 years compared with Obama's last 2 & 1/2
years, and what we guess the number would have been under Hillary. I'm sorry, but I think
Trump's number would be the lowest. In coming up with an explanation, I like to use the
"Reality Show Entertainment Value" theory which many have described. In this case, people
like to watch Trump bullshitting and freaking out the establishment, but they really don't
like watching dead bodies burn up or be carried away in body bags. That reality is not
attractive entertainment, despite the fantasy of it being bankable entertainment when
Tarantino flame throws a teenager at the end of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Obama and Hillary are not "reality TV fans." They are more immersed in their megalomaniac
view of themselves as world actors, and will willfully kill a few hundred thousand if they
think it advances their misguided objectives.
Jonathan Holland Becnel , September
13, 2019 at 4:07 pm
Whoa there, buddy.
-Tarantino fan :)
P.S. 'It 2' is def one of the best movies of the year. Still need to see Parasite and the
Punxsutawney , September
13, 2019 at 7:21 pm
Well, the "Liberal" excuse for this is that Putin is controlling him. Well if so, that's
one thing to thank the Russians for.
RussiaGate serves several very useful political purposes. First and foremost it supports
exorbitant financing of MIC at the expense of everybody else, and as such it will not be
abandoned, facts be dammed. In this sense Philip Giraldi is right. BTW intelligence agencies are
apart of MIc and they (and first of all Brennan's faction of CIA and FBI (counterintelligence))
are the main force in RussiaGate. US government also was instrumental for the same reasons: for
them maintaning EU hostility to Russia and preventing alliance of Russia and Germany is the
ancient geopolitical goal, the goal which contributed to flaring two world wars.
But in view of Trump appointment of a war criminal and rabid warmonger Bolton as well as his
track record of incompetence and impulsivity one can feel some sympathy to those who try to
impeach Trump ;-)
Philip Giraldi September 12, 2019 © Photo: Wikimedia Certainly,
there are many things that President Donald Trump can rightly be criticized for, but it is
interesting to note how the media and chattering classes continue to be in the grip of the
highly emotional but ultimately irrational "Trump derangement syndrome (TDS)." TDS means that
even the most ridiculous claims about Trump behavior can be regurgitated by someone like Jake
Tapper or Rachel Maddow without anyone in the media even daring to observe that they are both
professional dissemblers of truth who lie regularly to enhance their professional resumes.
There are two persistent bogus narratives about Donald Trump that are, in fact, related. The
first is that his campaign and transition teams collaborated with the Russian government to
defeat Hillary Clinton. Even Robert Mueller, he of the famous fact-finding commission, had to
admit that that was not demonstrable. The only government that succeeded in collaborating with
the incoming Trumpsters was that of Israel, but Mueller forgot to mention that or even look
Nevertheless, Russia as a major contributing element in the Trump victory continues to be
cited in the mainstream media, seemingly whenever Trump is mentioned, as if it were
demonstrated fact. The fact is that whatever Russia did was miniscule and did not in any way
alter the outcome of the election. Similarly, allegations that the Kremlin will again be at it
in 2020 are essentially baseless fearmongering and are a reflection of the TDS desire to see
the president constantly diminished in any way possible.
The other narrative that will not die is the suggestion that Donald Trump is either a
Russian spy or is in some other, possibly psychological fashion, controlled by Russian
President Vladimir Putin. That spy story was first floated by several former senior CIA
officers who were closely tied to the Hillary Clinton campaign, apparently because they
believed they would benefit materially if she were elected.
Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell was the most aggressive promoter of Trump as
Russian spy narrative. In August 2016, he wrote a New York Times
op-ed entitled "I Ran the CIA. Now I'm endorsing Hillary Clinton." Morell's story began
with the flat assertion that "Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I
trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president – keeping our nation
safe Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our
In his op-ed, Morell ran through the litany of then GOP candidate Trump's observed
personality and character failings while also citing his lack of experience, but he delivered
what he thought to be his most crushing blow when he introduced Vladimir Putin into the
discussion. Putin, it seems, a wily ex-career intelligence officer, is "trained to identify
vulnerabilities in an individual and to exploit them. That is exactly what he did early in the
primaries. Mr. Putin played upon Mr. Trump's vulnerabilities In the intelligence business, we
would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian
How can one be both unwitting and a recruited agent? Some might roll their eyes at that bit
of hyperbole, but Morell, who was a top analyst at the Agency but never acquired or ran an
actual spy in his entire career, goes on to explain how Moscow is some kind of eternal enemy.
For Morell that meant that Trump's often stated willingness to work with Putin and the nuclear
armed state he headed was somehow the act of a Manchurian Candidate, seen by Morell as a
Russian interest, not an American one. So much for the presumed insider knowledge that came
from the man who "ran the CIA."
The most recent "former intelligence agents'" blast against Trump appeared in the
Business Insider last month in an
article entitled "US spies say Trump's G7 performance suggests he's either a 'Russian
asset' or a 'useful idiot' for Putin." The article cites a number of former government
officials, including several from the CIA and FBI, who claimed that Trump's participation at
the recent G7 summit in Biarritz France was marked by pandering to Putin and the Kremlin's
interests, including a push to re-include Russia in the G-7, from which it was expelled after
the annexation of Crimea.
One current anonymous FBI source cited in the article described the Trump performance as a
"new low," while a former senior Justice Department official, labeled Trump's behavior as
"directly out of the Putin playbook. We have a Russian asset sitting in the Oval Office." An
ex-CIA officer speculated that the president's "intent and odd personal fascination with
President Putin is worth serious scrutiny," concluding that the evidence is "overwhelming" that
Trump is a Russian asset, while other CIA and NSA veterans suggested that Trump might be
flattering Putin in exchange for future business concessions in Moscow.
Another recently retired FBI special agent opined that Trump was little more than "useful
idiot" for the Russians, though he added that it would not surprise him if there were also
Russian spies in Trump's inner circle.
The comments in the article are almost incoherent. They come from carefully selected current
and former government employees who suffer from an excess of TDS, or possibly pathological
paranoia, and hate the president for various reasons. What they are suggesting is little more
than speculation and not one of them was able to cite any actual evidence to support their
contentions. And, on the contrary, there is considerable evidence that points the other way.
The US-Russia relationship is at its lowest point ever according to some observers and that has
all been due to policies promoted by the Trump Administration to include the continuing threats
over Crimea, sanctions against numerous Russian officials, abrogation of existing arms
treaties, and the expansion of aggressive NATO activity right up to the borders with
Just this past week, the United States
warned Russia against continuing its aerial support for the Syrian Army advance to
eliminate the last major terrorist pocket in Idlib province. Once against, Washington is
operating on the side of terrorists in Syria and against Russia, a conflict that the United
States entered into illegally in the first place. Either Donald Trump acting as "the Russian
agent" actually thinks threatening a Moscow that is pursuing its legitimate interests is a good
idea or the labeling of the president as a "Putin puppet" or "useful idiot" is seriously
Expat2uruguay , September
13, 2019 at 5:59 pm
"Support and attend the People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the
Planet, September 20 through 23, in New York City. Christian liberationist intellectual
Cornel West and Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice,
Peace and Reparations will speak, and much of the Black Agenda Report team are
Only a mass movement of the streets can begin to dismantle the twin imperial policies of
endless austerity and war, end the military occupations of Africa and Black America, and save
the world from a wounded and angry ecosphere."
The problem is not Bolton. It is Trump. Bolton is a well known neocon, who pushed for Iraq
war (which makes his a war criminal) and founded PNAC. So his credentials as a warmonger were
clear. He was/is a typical MIC prostitute, or agent of influence in more politically correct
But any President who hired Bolton deliberately ositioned himself as a wrecking ball. Such an
art of the deal. Hiring Bolton to a large extent justified Russiagate, because such a President
is clear and present danger for the USA as a country. For the physical existence of this country
and civilization on this territory. All bets for a realistic foreign policy are off. They are
just wishful thinking.
"... Bolton would rather blow up Iran than talk to its leaders, engagement Trump has said numerous times he is more than happy to consider (maybe as soon as next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting). ..."
"... On Venezuela, Trump seems to have soured on pushing Nicolás Maduro from power, even as Bolton refers to Caracas as part of the "troika of tyranny." Bolton's obsession with getting North Korea denuclearized in one fell swoop -- an approach that came crashing down on Trump's head during his second summit with Kim Jong-un in February -- is far more likely to lead to an end of diplomacy than an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program (an uphill climb if there ever was one). ..."
"... Bolton, prickly as a porcupine in dealing with colleagues, had long been under Trump's skin. NBC News reports that the two men had a shouting match behind closed doors the night before Bolton's resignation. ..."
"... Whatever finally pushed Bolton out the door, however, is far less relevant than where Trump goes from here. He will announce a new national security adviser next week, and the Washington parlor game is already swirling with names. ..."
"... We don't know who Bolton's replacement will be, but we do know what he or she needs to do: dump most of the previous regime's ideas in the garbage and start over with strategies that actually have a chance at success. ..."
"... Trump needs an adviser who is willing to engage in a pragmatic negotiation and be prepared for uncomfortable but necessary bargaining. He needs someone who will help him end wars -- like the 18-year-long quagmire in Afghanistan -- that have gone on aimlessly and without purpose. ..."
Bolton's is an extreme black-and-white view of the world: if you aren't an ally of the
United States, you are an adversary who needs a boot on your neck in the form of U.S. military
force or economic sanctions. The second- and third-order strategic consequences are no obstacle
in Bolton's mind. Why go through the humiliating spectacle of negotiations when you can simply
nuclear facilities or take out the Kim regime by
Diplomacy, after all, is for wimps, spineless State Department bureaucrats, and appeasers.
If the boss is insisting on diplomacy, then demand the moon, stars, and
everything in between before offering a nickel of sanctions relief.
This is how John Bolton made his career: as the proverbial wrecking ball of arms control
agreements -- and indeed agreements of any kind. And he makes no excuses for it. Indeed, he
takes prideful ownership of his views, seeing anyone who disagrees with him or who isn't on his
level as a weasel. Before Bolton joined the Trump administration as national security adviser,
he was the short-lived ambassador to the United Nations and the undersecretary of state for
arms control, where he attempted to get an intelligence analyst removed
for disagreeing with his position on Cuba's alleged biological weapons program.
All of this is why so many of us were worried and confused when President Trump asked Bolton
to serve as his national security adviser last year. The two men could not have more
fundamental disagreements on foreign policy. While both laugh at the U.N. and international
organizations more broadly, they diverge paths on some of the weightiest issues on the docket.
Bolton would rather blow up Iran than talk to its leaders, engagement Trump has said
numerous times he is more than happy to consider (maybe as soon as next week's U.N. General
On Venezuela, Trump seems to have soured on pushing Nicolás Maduro from power,
even as Bolton refers to Caracas as part of the "troika of tyranny." Bolton's obsession with
getting North Korea denuclearized in one fell swoop -- an approach that came crashing down on
Trump's head during his second summit with Kim Jong-un in February -- is far more likely to
lead to an end of diplomacy than an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program (an uphill climb
if there ever was one).
Trump grew tired of Bolton the same way he grew tired of other staffers. Rex Tillerson,
James Mattis, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, H.R. McMaster, and John Kelly were all liked by the
president at one time, only to be fired or convinced to resign. Bolton, prickly as a
porcupine in dealing with colleagues, had long been under Trump's skin. NBC News reports that
the two men had a shouting match behind closed doors the night before Bolton's
Whatever finally pushed Bolton out the door, however, is far less relevant than where
Trump goes from here. He will announce a new national security adviser next week, and the
Washington parlor game is already swirling with names.
We don't know who Bolton's replacement will be, but we do know what he or she needs to
do: dump most of the previous regime's ideas in the garbage and start over with strategies that
actually have a chance at success.
Trump needs an adviser who is willing to engage in a pragmatic negotiation and be
prepared for uncomfortable but necessary bargaining. He needs someone who will help him end
wars -- like the 18-year-long quagmire in Afghanistan -- that have gone on aimlessly and
He needs someone who will hold those within the administration accountable when they refuse
to execute policy once it is cleared by the inter-agency. And above all, he or she should prize
restraint and think through all the options when the Beltway loudly urges immediate action.
All of this will be easier with Bolton off the team.
Daniel R. DePetris is a foreign policy analyst, a columnist at Reuters, and a frequent
contributor to The American Conservative.
Some former intelligence officials said the president's
closed-door meetings with Mr. Putin and
other Russian officials , along with Twitter posts about
delicate intelligence matters , have sown concern among overseas sources.
"We have a president who, unlike any other president in modern history, is willing to use
sensitive, classified intelligence however he sees fit," said Steven L. Hall, a former C.I.A.
official who led the agency's Russia operations. "He does it in front of our adversaries. He
does it by tweet. We are in uncharted waters."
But the government had indicated that the source existed long before Mr. Trump took office,
formally accusing Russia of interference in October 2016 and then when intelligence
officials declassified parts of their assessment about the interference campaign for public
release in January 2017. News agencies,
including NBC , began reporting around that time about Mr. Putin's involvement in the
election sabotage and on the C.I.A.'s possible sources for the assessment.
The following month,
The Washington Post reported that the C.I.A.'s conclusions relied on "sourcing deep inside
the Russian government." And
The New York Times later published articles disclosing
details about the source .
The news reporting in the spring and summer of 2017 convinced United States government
officials that they had to update and revive their extraction plan, according to people
familiar the matter.
The extraction ensured the informant was in a safer position and rewarded for a long career
in service to the United States. But it came at a great cost: It left the C.I.A. struggling to
understand what was going on inside the highest ranks of the Kremlin.
The agency has long struggled to recruit sources close to Mr. Putin, a former intelligence
officer himself wary of C.I.A. operations. He confides in only a small group of people and has
rigorous operational security, eschewing electronic communications.
James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence who left office at the
end of the Obama administration, said he had no knowledge of the decision to conduct an
extraction. But, he said, there was little doubt that revelations about the extraction were
"going to make recruiting assets in Russia even more difficult than it already is." Correction
: Sept. 10, 2019
An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to the timing of the initial
reporting on the C.I.A.'s 2016 exfiltration offer to a Russian informant. An offer that appears
to be the same one that The New York Times described was reported in 2018 in Bob Woodward's
OK, lets' assume that neoliberal MSM are not lying. Then why Mueller did not include him in his report? He was already in the USA
since June 2017. It is unclear when he was fired by russians.
Also as Smolenkov for a long time lived in the USA he knew very well what the USA wants and could lie with impunity trying to earn
more money. In a way similar personality as Skripal.
Is the idea to create the second Skripals-style false poisoning hysteria to help to sustain RussiaGate?
"... The only way that he's the 'source' of the Steele fiction is if the whole thing was in the style of LeCarre's "The Tailor of Panama" where everyone is lying and inflating what they know and people at the top are paying out good money for this because it suits their little power games. But any Moscow tailor with a couple of important customers would be positioned to run that scam as well as an aide to an aide to a foreign minister. ..."
"... My personal guess, he made his money by the more typical corruption in Russia, which means he was working for an oligarch. He lost his job, possibly during one of Putin's anti-corruption cleanup campaigns. He decided to move to DC with his oligarch money because he'd served 10 years in the embassy there and he liked the area. He is buying property in his own name because he's not part of any sort of witness/spy protection program and nobody in the USG is setting him up with a fake identity. ..."
"... MoA's investigators have fairly well established that Skripal was the most likely contributor to the Steele Dossier given the overall web of established connections--that was most certainly an MI-6 operation in league with DNC/HRC officials, not CIA, although CIA was involved in Russiagate Cover-up. ..."
"... In examining Russia's foreign policy, where were the compromises generated by this alleged spy? Aside from the UNSC vote debacle on Libya ..."
"... A lot of commentators see the incongruence of this title and make jokes about it. Really,when a superpower becomes a source of jokes and ridicule, than the end might be nigh. ..."
"... We don't really know WHY this spy was extracted. Anyone that believes that Russiagate was deliberately planned as part of the new Cold War is not surprised at yet another attempt to strengthen the nonexistent case for Russian meddling. ..."
"... The first report in US Press about Putin personally involved was on Dec 14 2016 ..."
"... I don't think the exfiltration was the real source but someone to sacrifice, to protect the real source, who is working for Estonian intelligence. To me this seems like it is possibly Anton Vaino, Chief of Staff of the Kremlin since August 2016, Deputy Chief of Staff of Kremlin before that. This is not to say his info is accurate, but is in line with the foreign policy of Estonia to alienate everyone with Russia. ..."
"... Just out of curiosity, if what has been reported is true then what reason would Mueller have to exclude this from his report? The dude is proof of the Russia-did-it!! narrative. Check. The dude has already been extracted. Check. The Russians must have already noticed that he has done a runner. Check. ..."
"... What would stop Mueller from producing a one-paragraph report that starts with: "we know the following to be true because for the last decade everything that Putin did was being relayed to us by an aide to the foreign policy advisor to the Kremlin, since extracted and now living in the USA". ..."
"... Well, I just think Putin had more important things to think about than the charade that is now the US electoral process. Probably he felt (I'm guessing of course) that the whole Russiagate scenario was a desperate move to throw a curtain over the demise of American democracy that served his, Putin's, purposes very well because it kept the idiots busy while he shored up the badly leaking ship of his own state. ..."
"... And I go with Smiley@34 - no spy of even mediocre caliber would agree to being placed in such an exposed position under his own name, for crying out loud! ..."
"... It doesn't make sense that he would leave himself exposed if either in Russia or in the US he had undercover connections of this sort. Just doesn't make sense. But that he was the best the US operatives could come up with right now simply speaks to further deterioration of US ability to field persuasive stories. ..."
"... Putin hasn't had to worry about vendettas or showing corruption in American politics. Take a reliable poll. Who in the US thinks our politics ISN'T corrupt? ..."
"... We didn't need Putin, mastermind though he is, to 'create an image' of American unreliability. Was it Putin who reneged on so many treaties? Was it Putin who antagonized the Koreas? Was it Putin who set up the trade war with China? Was it Putin who threatened and sanctioned Russia, Iran, Venezuela? ..."
"... What can the Russians do to get ahead of the narrative on the likely impending demise of Smolenkov by novichok or polonium poisoning? ..."
"... The concern is about the three hundred million other Americans who are at least partially captured by the false narratives pumped out non-stop from their Plato's Cave displays. Is there anything that the Russians can do now to inoculate some Americans against the hard sell they will be facing when the corporate mass media ( Mighty Wurlitzer ) cranks up the multi-channel marketing campaign for the United States' own Skripal farce? ..."
Smiley , Sep 10 2019 22:54 utc |
A point that appears to have missed by several is that an aide to an aide to the foreign minister is not likely to have access
to Putin's super-top-secret plans to use a few thousand dollars worth of utube and twit ads to change the course of multi-billion
dollar American election, nor would he have access to information that might be used to blackmail a potential foreign leader.
Both would be closely held secrets and apparently way above his pay grade. Often the FM wouldn't know of either, and both operations
would be compartmentalized into a close team Putin can trust.
The only way that he's the 'source' of the Steele fiction is if the whole thing was in the style of LeCarre's "The Tailor
of Panama" where everyone is lying and inflating what they know and people at the top are paying out good money for this because
it suits their little power games. But any Moscow tailor with a couple of important customers would be positioned to run that
scam as well as an aide to an aide to a foreign minister.
My personal guess, he made his money by the more typical corruption in Russia, which means he was working for an oligarch.
He lost his job, possibly during one of Putin's anti-corruption cleanup campaigns. He decided to move to DC with his oligarch
money because he'd served 10 years in the embassy there and he liked the area. He is buying property in his own name because he's
not part of any sort of witness/spy protection program and nobody in the USG is setting him up with a fake identity.
karlof1 , Sep 10 2019 23:11 utc |
Smiley , Sep 10 2019 23:21 utc |
House likely bought by CIA and annual upkeep--taxes etc.--also paid by them.
MoA's investigators have fairly well established that Skripal was the most likely contributor to the Steele Dossier given
the overall web of established connections--that was most certainly an MI-6 operation in league with DNC/HRC officials, not CIA,
although CIA was involved in Russiagate Cover-up.
In examining Russia's foreign policy, where were the compromises generated by this alleged spy? Aside from the UNSC vote
debacle on Libya, I see nothing but a string of successes, although the Ukraine Coup wasn't debauched. IMO, Outlaw US Empire
policy toward Russia has failed spectacularly, and it is within the US government where I'd expect to find well placed spies.
Here's a tough problem for a counter-intelligence agent. Find the source of info for a fictional report.
willie , Sep 10 2019 23:30 utc |
Normally, after a link, one avenue of investigation would be to check who had access to the leaked information. But, if the
report is completely fictional, then there is no list of people who had access to information that didn't exist. Everyone or no
one had equal access to the non-existent information.
The Tailor of Moscow had the same access to the non-existent information as did Putin's closest personal aide. Who done it?
Headline in le Figaro: Ingérence russe :la CIA disposait d'une source haut-placée au Kremlin (Russian collusion: CIA had high
placed source at the Kremlin.)
Jackrabbit , Sep 11 2019 0:30 utc |
A lot of commentators see the incongruence of this title and make jokes about it. Really,when
a superpower becomes a source of jokes and ridicule, than the end might be nigh.
Evidence-free accusations of Russian meddling. Now with extra sauce.
GoldmanKropotkin , Sep 11 2019 0:47 utc |
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We don't really know WHY this spy was extracted. Anyone that believes that Russiagate was deliberately planned as part
of the new Cold War is not surprised at yet another attempt to strengthen the nonexistent case for Russian meddling.
The first report in US Press about Putin personally involved was on Dec 14 2016.
Yeah, Right , Sep 11 2019 0:57 utc |
Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked
material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for
U.S. allies, the officials said.
Putin's objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a "vendetta" against
Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating
the image that [other countries] couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore," the official said.
Notice the source is spies working for US Allies. Remember that the NSA did not sign off on the Russian interference/hacking
because they were concerned that too much critical info rested on intelligence from a single foreign country.
Sergei Skripal was not just an turncoat for UK he also worked for Estonian intelligence. It seems to me the poisoning fits
better as an Estonian job, to keep relations in Europe with Russia in very bad shape. It's easy to say that the Russians wouldn't
be so incompetent, also goes for the UK, which could have come up with something more compelling if they pre planned it as false
Notice how we have some sources saying concern grew after the Trump Putin meeting, where supposedly Trump gave Isreali intelligence
to Putin on Syria, I think they were concerned Trump would have no problem revealing a spy for another government, much like he
was free with foreign intelligence.
I don't think the exfiltration was the real source but someone to sacrifice, to protect the real source, who is working
for Estonian intelligence. To me this seems like it is possibly Anton Vaino, Chief of Staff of the Kremlin since August 2016,
Deputy Chief of Staff of Kremlin before that. This is not to say his info is accurate, but is in line with the foreign policy
of Estonia to alienate everyone with Russia.
Just out of curiosity, if what has been reported is true then what reason would Mueller have to exclude this from his report?
The dude is proof of the Russia-did-it!! narrative. Check. The dude has already been extracted. Check. The Russians must have
already noticed that he has done a runner. Check.
juliania , Sep 11 2019 14:57 utc |
What would stop Mueller from producing a one-paragraph report that
starts with: "we know the following to be true because for the last decade everything that Putin did was being relayed to us by
an aide to the foreign policy advisor to the Kremlin, since extracted and now living in the USA".
I mean, bit of a slam-dunk, don't you think?
juliania , Sep 11 2019 15:11 utc |
Well, I just think Putin had more important things to think about than the charade that is now the US electoral process.
Probably he felt (I'm guessing of course) that the whole Russiagate scenario was a desperate move to throw a curtain over the
demise of American democracy that served his, Putin's, purposes very well because it kept the idiots busy while he shored up the
badly leaking ship of his own state.
And I go with Smiley@34 - no spy of even mediocre caliber would agree to being placed in such an exposed position under
his own name, for crying out loud!
This was a guy who had big money stashed away, wanted to be in a place where rich guys are held in high esteem, planned his
exit from a no-longer-friendly-to-rich-folk environment (if you had money in Russia these days, you should use it for the good
of the country).
It doesn't make sense that he would leave himself exposed if either in Russia or in the US he had undercover connections of
this sort. Just doesn't make sense. But that he was the best the US operatives could come up with right now simply speaks to further
deterioration of US ability to field persuasive stories.
And this gave me some amusement:
Putin's objectives were multifaceted, a high-level intelligence source told NBC News. What began as a "vendetta" against
Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to "split off key American allies by creating
the image that [other countries] couldn't depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore," the official said. [Quote
from Goldman Kropotkin@43]
Putin hasn't had to worry about vendettas or showing corruption in American politics. Take a reliable poll. Who in the
US thinks our politics ISN'T corrupt?
We didn't need Putin, mastermind though he is, to 'create an image' of American unreliability. Was it Putin who reneged on
so many treaties? Was it Putin who antagonized the Koreas? Was it Putin who set up the trade war with China? Was it Putin who
threatened and sanctioned Russia, Iran, Venezuela?
William Gruff , Sep 11 2019 15:50 utc |
We, our leaders, masterminded it all. Sorry, Mr. Putin - you lose that enviable title. We own it.
What can the Russians do to get ahead of the narrative on the likely impending demise of Smolenkov by novichok or polonium
I know some here might say "Everyone would know it is a false flag if Smolenkov gets assassinated!" and that is certainly true
if by "everyone" one means the regular readers here and at a few other analysis sites that are not controlled by the empire.
The concern is about the three hundred million other Americans who are at least partially captured by the false narratives
pumped out non-stop from their Plato's Cave displays. Is there anything that the Russians can do now to inoculate some
Americans against the hard sell they will be facing when the corporate mass media ( Mighty Wurlitzer ) cranks up the multi-channel
marketing campaign for the United States' own Skripal farce?
Sally Snyder , Sep 11 2019 17:43 utc |
Given that Washington continuously claims that Russians are responsible for the election of Donald Trump, here is an interesting
look at what Vladimir Putin had to say about why Donald Trump was elected:
While drawing links from economic class to voting patterns is difficult given that education impacts voting rates, it is pretty
clear that Vladimir Putin's observations about American society and the growing sense that middle class America is being left
behind is accurate. It is becoming increasingly clear that globalization benefits the few at the top and leaves behind the vast
majority of society who feel that their place in society is under threat.
This is a bit like rearranging the chairs on the deck of Titanic.
The problem is we do not know who pressed Trump to appoint Bolton., Rumors were that it was Abelson. In this case nothing
The other problem with making Bolton firing a significant move is the presence in White House other neocon warmongers. So one
less doe not change the picture. For example Pompeo remains and he is no less warmongering neocon, MIC stooge, and no less
subservant to Israel then Bolton.
"... Firing National Security Advisor John Bolton gives US President Donald Trump a chance to move foreign policy in a more peaceful direction – as long as he's not replaced with another hawk, former congressman Ron Paul told RT ..."
"... Bolton has "been a monkey-wrench in Donald Trump's policies of trying to back away from some of these conflicts around the world," Paul observed on Tuesday ..."
"... "Every time I think Trump is making progress, Bolton butts in and ruins it," Paul added. Negotiations with Afghanistan and talks with North Korea and Iran have reportedly been scuttled by his aggressive tendencies, with Pyongyang declaring him a "defective human product." ..."
"... "A lot of people here didn't even want his appointment, because he was only able to take a position that did not require Senate approval," Paul said, suggesting that perhaps the "Deep State" pressure had forced the president to keep Bolton around long past his sell-by date. ..."
"... As for whether Bolton's departure would change the White House's policy line significantly, though, Paul was less certain. "I don't think it will change a whole lot," he said, pointing out that "we have no idea" who will replace Bolton. Trump said he would make an announcement next week. ..."
Firing National Security Advisor John Bolton gives US President Donald Trump a chance to
move foreign policy in a more peaceful direction – as long as he's not replaced with
another hawk, former congressman Ron Paul told RT.
Bolton has "been a monkey-wrench in Donald Trump's policies of trying to back away from some
of these conflicts around the world," Paul observed on Tuesday, after news of Bolton's
dismissal from the White House.
Also on rt.com Bolton out: Trump ditches hawkish adviser he kept for 18 months despite
"Every time I think Trump is making progress, Bolton butts in and ruins it," Paul added.
Negotiations with Afghanistan and talks with North Korea and Iran have reportedly been scuttled
by his aggressive tendencies, with Pyongyang declaring him a "defective human product."
Foreign leaders weren't the only ones who had a problem with Trump's notoriously belligerent
"A lot of people here didn't even want his appointment, because he was only able to take a
position that did not require Senate approval," Paul said, suggesting that perhaps the "Deep
State" pressure had forced the president to keep Bolton around long past his sell-by date.
While the uber-hawk's firing came "later than it should be," Paul hoped it would clear the
way for Trump to follow through on the America First, end-the-wars promises that won him so
much support in 2016. "Those of us who would like less intervention, we're very happy with
Also on rt.com War and whiskers: Freshly-resigned John Bolton gets meme-roasting
As for whether Bolton's departure would change the White House's policy line
significantly, though, Paul was less certain. "I don't think it will change a whole lot," he
said, pointing out that "we have no idea" who will replace Bolton. Trump said he would make an
announcement next week.
"... However satisfying it may be to see him leave, whoever is picked to succeed him may not be much of an improvement. No one should cheer the chaotic and dysfunctional nature of this administration. Its boss revels in divisions and factionalism among his staff, which allows him to continue governing by his whims, kneejerk reactions and vanity. ..."
"... It is more likely that he was fired because he dented his boss's ego than because his advice was so bad: Mr Trump liked Mr Bolton's bellicose style when he saw it on Fox News, not when it clashed with his own intentions. ..."
"... The national security adviser may have been the most ferocious of the voices urging Mr Trump to turn up the pressure on Iran, but he was certainly not alone . Mr Bolton's presence in the White House was frightening. But its continued occupation by the man who hired him is much more so. ..."
"... As far as Pompeo's "moderation" goes, don't expect anything moderate. But general mailiciousness and opportunism aside, as an evangelical he'll certainly get along perfectly with Pence. ..."
11 September 2019 at 07:11 AM
There is an nice article about his "Being fired by Don Donald / Nope, actually I quit myself"
The Guardian view on John Bolton: good riddance, but the problem is his
Many will rightly celebrate the departure of the US national security adviser. But
however welcome the news, it reflects the deeper problems with this administration
However satisfying it may be to see him leave, whoever is picked to succeed him may not be
much of an improvement. No one should cheer the chaotic and dysfunctional nature of this
administration. Its boss revels in divisions and factionalism among his staff, which allows
him to continue governing by his whims, kneejerk reactions and vanity.
It is neither normal nor desirable for the national security adviser to be excluded
from meetings about Afghanistan – even if it is a relief, when the individual concerned
is (or was) Mr Bolton. It is more likely that he was fired because he dented his boss's ego
than because his advice was so bad: Mr Trump liked Mr Bolton's bellicose style when he saw it
on Fox News, not when it clashed with his own intentions.
The national security adviser may have been the most ferocious of the voices urging
Mr Trump to turn up the pressure on Iran, but he was certainly not alone . Mr Bolton's
presence in the White House was frightening. But its continued occupation by the man who
hired him is much more so.
I read that the main drivers of getting him kicked or retire himself were Mnuchin and
Pompeo, both afflicted by that nasty goofy smile disease. I am always happy when I see
Mnuchin's hands on the table, eliminating one explanation for the smile.
There is that reported sentence about Bolton - that there is no problem for which war was
not his solution. I read about similar sentence about Pompeo - that he has an IR seeker for
That written, good riddance indeed. Likely, if Bolton had his way, the US would likely be
at war with North Korea and Iran.
When I studied I was at the UNFCCC for a time during Bush Jr. presidency and talked about
what Bolton did at the UN with my superior, a 20 year UN veteran.
A 'malicious saboteur arsonist' is a polite summary of what he did there directly and
indirectly, and with given his flirt with MEK and regime change in Iran he has likely not
changed at all.
As far as Pompeo's "moderation" goes, don't expect anything moderate. But general
mailiciousness and opportunism aside, as an evangelical he'll certainly get along perfectly
10 September 2019 at 08:48 PM
I don't usually find much value at the Atlantic but this article (written before Trump even
fired Bolton) about Trump's FP timeline (and flip flops) and Bolton who was acting like he
was President is very, very good.different clue ,
11 September 2019 at 01:08 AM
It will allow Trump loyalist to more easily support Trump and give everyone else a tad bit of
hope that Trump really won't go bonkers and start any wars.
Since President Trump appears to talk about things and stuff with Tucker Carlson, perhaps he
should ask Tucker Carlson to spend a week thinking . . . and then offer the President some
names and the reasoning for offering those names.
confusedponderer said in reply to different clue... ,
11 September 2019 at 09:10 AM
If the President asks the same Establishment who gave him Bolton, he will just be handed
another Bolton. "Establishment" include Pence, who certainly supported Bolton's outlook on
things and would certainly recommend another "Bolton" figure if asked. Let us hope Pence is
not consulted on Bolton's successor.
re "Let us hope Pence is not consulted on Bolton's successor."
Understandable point of view but then, Trump still is Trump. He can just by himself and
beyond advice easily find suboptimal solutions of his own.
Today I read that Richard Grenell was mentioned as a potential sucessor.
As far as that goes, go for it. Many people here will be happy when he "who always only
sais what the Whitehouse sais" is finally gone.
And with Trump's biggest military budget in the world he can just continue the arms sale
pitches that are and were such a substantial part of his job as a US ambassador in
That said, they were that after blathering a lot about that we should increase our
military budget by 2%, 4%, 6% or 10%, buy US arms, now, and of course the blathering about
Northstream 1 & 2 and "slavedom to russian oil & gas" and rather buy US frack gas of
He could then also take a side job for the fracking industry in that context. And buy
frack gas and arms company stocks. Opportunities, opportunities ...
librul , Sep 10 2019 19:54 utc |
Is someone brewing up some fresh Novichok nerve agent as we speak?
Don't touch those doorknobs, Oleg!
for future reference: this post was for amusement purposes only
"... Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will likely find that all four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page were obtained illegally , according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee. ..."
"... " I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016, " said Barr. ..."
"... Jordan also noted that he wants Horowitz to testify about his reports on former FBI Director James Comey, and asked "When is somebody going to jail for wrongdoing that took place in the Trump-Russia investigation or even the Clinton investigation?" ..."
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will likely find that all four Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page were
obtained illegally , according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), top Republican on the House Oversight
and Reform Committee.
" I think he will ," said Jordan during an discussion with Fox News 's Sean Hannity and
Gregg Jarrett Monday night.
In April , Attorney General William Barr assembled a team of DOJ investigators to review
controversial counterintelligence decisions made by DOJ and FBI officials made during the 2016
" I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the
aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,
" said Barr.
"That's great news he's looking into how this whole thing started back in 2016," said Rep.
Jordan at the time. " That's something that has been really important to us. It's what we've
been calling for. "
The investigation into alleged FISA abuse against the Trump campaign by DOJ and FBI
reportedly been completed. After a declassification period, the report could be released
sometime in September. The contents of the report have not been confirmed.
Attorney General William Barr, who is overseeing U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation
into the origins of the Russia investigation, said he is working closely with Horowitz, and
they will take up any criminal referrals Horowitz might make.
Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova said he has heard the initial FISA warrant against Page
and the three renewals at three-month intervals were illegally obtained . He
told the Washington Examiner 's Examining Politics
podcast late last month that he got his insider information because the report is "being
circulated inside and outside of the department for comment by interested parties." -
Jordan also noted that he wants Horowitz to testify about his reports on former FBI Director
James Comey, and asked "When is somebody going to jail for wrongdoing that took place in the
Trump-Russia investigation or even the Clinton investigation?"
New_Meat , 7 minutes ago
847328_3527 , 6 minutes ago
The FISA Court is under the supervision of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Does
John Roberts have zero resources to figure out what happened internally? Is there no Judicial
oversight for this Star Chamber?
Or is his "judicial temperament" so calm that he can't see how his Branch has been
TruthAbsolute , 9 minutes ago
((( Roberts )))
Probably an accomplice to the entire RussiaGate Hoax.
Ruler , 14 minutes ago
is there any doubt that the USA has a two tiered justice sytem...people in the Washinton
swamp are all covered if they capitulate to the Deep State! Comey is nothing but a Traitor
but the left wing party do not care cause he is just like them they hate... Trump! And the
Patriot all just stand down!
booboo , 13 minutes ago
The Clintons and Bush's have been the worst things to ever have happened to this
e-man , 12 minutes ago
and the kardashians
NukeChinaNow , 6 minutes ago
...and Obama. All the espionage and Deep State manipulation (that we know of) were done
under his watch.
romanmoment , 15 minutes ago
What did you expect... when you let one of the monkeys try to turn America into a zoo?
This is all a ****-show of theater. Nobody is going to be held accountable for anything
and, if by chance, some low level schlep gets thrown in the clink he'll hang himself with
one-ply toilet paper and nobody will have seen a thing....
Diana C ,
"Being called a narcissist by Jim Comey is akin to being accused of having sex with underage
girls by the late Jeffrey Epstein."
As usual, your analogy here is spot on. I'm still giggling.
"... What was set as a routine status conference in federal court in Washington D.C. for Tuesday, 10 September, has now changed to one with a very significant shift: the judge will establish a briefing schedule and a hearing date for the request (usually called a "motion") to compel the government to produce Brady material and for an order to show cause why the prosecutors involved should not be held in contempt of court. A "brief" is a written argument filed for consideration by a court on a particular issue or issues. It is part of a post-trial appeal to a court of appeals or to the Supreme Court, but can be unilaterally filed or ordered to be filed in a trial court. ..."
"... The case and prosecution of Gen. Flynn have seemed peculiar from the start, as was his sudden resignation as National Security Advisor on 13 February 2017 after a protest against him by vice president Mike Pence. ..."
"... The "special counsel" Robert Mueller was appointed on 17 May 2017. By 30 November 2017 a criminal charge was filed against Flynn in federal court pursuant to a plea bargain agreement, and the next day he appeared in court for the formal hearing to enter a guilty plea before Judge Rudolph Contreras. ..."
"... Six days later on 7 December, Judge Contreras recused himself, and Judge Sullivan was randomly assigned to preside over the case. Why Judge Contreras suddenly bailed out is not known, although one issue might be that he was named to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on 19 May 2016 for a term until 18 May 2023, and warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) may have intercepted communications by Flynn before and after Donald Trump was elected president. ..."
"... The references in the documents and court orders to "Brady material" come from the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court opinion called Brady vs. Maryland. It required the government to produce evidence in its possession that is favorable to the defendant, although the type of evidence and who decided what evidence was "favorable" was the subject of subsequent court opinions and ethical rules of State Bar Associations governing the conduct of attorneys. The opinion in the Brady case interpreted the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution as requiring the disclosure of exculpatory information to the defense in a criminal case. ..."
"... "John Dowd: And the stuff on Flynn is absolutely false. ..."
The term "ex parte" appears in different contexts in the court system, and is heaviest when
one side in a legal dispute meets with the judge behind closed doors without the other side
being present. On 5 September 2019, this uncommon event happened when Gen. Michael Flynn (ret.)
and his new lawyers met privately with Judge Emmet Sullivan about the refusal of the federal
government, through its prosecutors, to grant them security clearances to look at some existing
information and exculpatory material in his criminal case, and any new material that might be
Three documents filed in Flynn's case on 30 August led to the ex parte meeting and a
change in scheduling: a joint status report which was not very joint; a Motion to Compel
Production of Brady Material and for an Order to Show Cause, filed under seal; and a brief in
support of the motion to compel and for a show cause order that is not sealed.
What was set as a routine status conference in federal court in Washington D.C. for Tuesday,
10 September, has now changed to one with a very significant shift: the judge will establish a
briefing schedule and a hearing date for the request (usually called a "motion") to compel the
government to produce Brady material and for an order to show cause why the prosecutors
involved should not be held in contempt of court. A "brief" is a written argument filed for
consideration by a court on a particular issue or issues. It is part of a post-trial appeal to
a court of appeals or to the Supreme Court, but can be unilaterally filed or ordered to be
filed in a trial court.
The court's description appearing in the clerk's docket sheet says, in part--
"09/05/2019 Hearing (Ex Parte) for proceedings before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan held on
9/5/2019 as to Michael T. Flynn. The Court held an ex parte and sealed hearing with Mr. Flynn
and defense counsel to consider Mr. Flynn's request for the Court's intervention on counsels
request for security clearances. See Joint Status Report, ECF No. 107 at 2-3 (stating 'the
government continues to deny [Mr. Flynn's] request for security clearances. [Mr. Flynn's]
attempts to resolve that issue with the government have come to a dead end, thus requiring the
intervention of this Court.').... The Court advised counsel that it intends to resolve 109
Motion to Compel Production of Brady Material before addressing any Court intervention
regarding security clearances for Mr. Flynns counsel."
The case and prosecution of Gen. Flynn have seemed peculiar from the start, as was his
sudden resignation as National Security Advisor on 13 February 2017 after a protest against him
by vice president Mike Pence.
The "special counsel" Robert Mueller was appointed on 17 May 2017. By 30 November 2017 a
criminal charge was filed against Flynn in federal court pursuant to a plea bargain agreement,
and the next day he appeared in court for the formal hearing to enter a guilty plea before
Judge Rudolph Contreras.
Six days later on 7 December, Judge Contreras recused himself, and
Judge Sullivan was randomly assigned to preside over the case. Why Judge Contreras suddenly
bailed out is not known, although one issue might be that he was named to the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court on 19 May 2016 for a term until 18 May 2023, and warrants under
the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) may have intercepted communications by Flynn
before and after Donald Trump was elected president.
On 12 December 2017, Judge Sullivan issued his standard order requiring the government to
produce any evidence in its possession that is favorable to the defendant and material to
either the defendant's guilt or punishment . On 21 February 2018, a protective order was
signed governing the use and disclosure of information regarding the case by the parties,
whether unclassified or classified .
The case proceeded along to 18 December 2018, when a weird and aborted sentencing hearing
took place, as Judge Sullivan may not have been fully aware of the details of the case or had
not been fully briefed by his law clerks, and said surprising things not expected by the
parties. Any sentencing was then postponed, and that hearing is a story in itself.
Drama resumed in March 2019 when the report of the Mueller group was given to the U.S.
Attorney General consisting of two volumes totalling 448 pages. On 17 May 2019, an assistant
U.S. Attorney filed excerpts of the Mueller report in the court clerk's file.
Meanwhile, Gen. Flynn decided to change lawyers, and discharged the attorneys from the
Covington & Burling law firm of Washington D.C., who withdrew on 6 June 2019. That firm has
been an establishment and silk-stocking group since 1919, with Dean Acheson, later the
Secretary of State, as one of the early members. It now has expanded to offices in 12
additional cities and has over 1,000 lawyers. However, as is known in life, such silk stockings
do not always prevail.
If a lawyer is discharged from representing a client when a matter is pending, the client's
file is to be given to him. Even in the internally protective legal community, dragging your
feet in returning a client's file is a big no-no. The docket sheet revealed a sideshow after
Covington & Burling withdrew from representing Flynn. His new attorneys complained that not
all of the file material had been returned. Covington & Burlington's size and position in
the D.C. Bar meant nothing, as Judge Sullivan responded in a order on 16 July 2019--
"07/16/2019 Minute Order as to Michael T. Flynn. In view of the parties' responses to the
Court's Minute Order of July 9, 2019, the Court, sua sponte, schedules a status conference for
August 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 24A. Defense counsel has represented to the Court that
Mr. Flynn has not received the entire file from his former counsel. ... In light of the
representations made by defense counsel regarding the delay in receiving the client files, the
Court hereby gives notice to the parties of the Court's intent to invite Senior Legal Ethics
Counsel for the District of Columbia Bar to attend the status conference and explain on the
record the applicable District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Flynn's former
counsel shall attend the status conference...."
This threatened kick to the groin area motivated Covington & Burlington to the extent
that nine days later, on 25 July, they signed a paper, subsequently filed, which said that by
then all of Gen. Flynn's file had been returned, and: "The firm never, in any way whatsoever,
conditioned the transfer of files to General Flynn's new counsel on payment of outstanding
The status conference set for 27 August was then cancelled, and the parties were to file a
joint status report by 30 August and tell the court: "(1) the status of Mr. Flynn's
cooperation; (2) whether the case is ready for sentencing; (3) suggested dates for the
sentencing hearing, if appropriate; and (4) whether there are any issues that would require the
Court's resolution prior to Mr. Flynn's sentencing".
But the joint status report ended up saying, " The parties are unable to reach a joint
response on the above topics. Accordingly, our respective responses are set forth separately
Also on 30 August the two documents were filed that kicked off the new developments: a
sealed request to compel production of material and for a show cause order about whether the
prosecutors should be held in contempt of court, and the brief in support of the request, which
is publicly available.
Larry Johnson noticed the importance of the 30 August brief and discussed it a week ago
The references in the documents and court orders to "Brady material" come from the 1963 U.S.
Supreme Court opinion called Brady vs. Maryland. It required the government to produce evidence
in its possession that is favorable to the defendant, although the type of evidence and who
decided what evidence was "favorable" was the subject of subsequent court opinions and ethical
rules of State Bar Associations governing the conduct of attorneys. The opinion in the Brady
case interpreted the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution as requiring the disclosure of
exculpatory information to the defense in a criminal case.
The brief is 19 pages long and is useful to read because it describes in more general terms
what certainly would appear in detail in the motion filed under seal. In addition, pages 11-16
present a basic description of the Brady doctrine--
As a possibly helpful coincidence, Judge Sullivan presided over the disgraceful trial of
Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska in 2008, in which the Department of Justice prosecutors did not
disclose exculpatory evidence they had about Stevens, and the misconduct was so blatant that
Judge Sullivan held three prosecutors in contempt of court on 13 February 2009, which forced
them off of the case after the trial was over. New prosecutors saw that the case had real
problems when the evidence favorable to Stevens was considered, and in 2009 requested that the
jury verdict be set aside and cancelled, and the criminal charges dismissed "with prejudice",
which means that they cannot be filed again.
Judge Sullivan on 7 April 2009 appointed an
attorney to investigate the Justice Department lawyers, and it resulted in what is called the Schuelke report, which is referenced in footnote 3 on page 2 of the brief filed in Flynn's case
. Thus, Judge Sullivan knows that attorneys and agents of the Department of Justice can
commit misconduct, and he is capable of addressing it.
However, the procedural posture of Gen. Flynn's case is a difficult one. He signed a plea
bargain agreement and pled guilty to the one charge in open court, going through the whole
drill that accompanies the entry of a plea of guilty, including affirmative statements about
knowledge and voluntariness. However, the one good thing is that he has not yet been sentenced
and a final order has not been signed by the judge.
From the papers in the court clerk's file, it appears as if the new lawyers for Gen. Flynn
are approaching the problem by developing events that are like those which resulted in the
dismissal of the case against Senator Ted Stevens. The request filed on 30 August and its
accompanying brief ask for information favorable to Flynn to be disclosed, plus the initiation
of a contempt of court proceeding against the prosecutors. If the prosecutors from the Mueller
group and the Justice Department are held in contempt of court for their conduct during the
investigation and for failing to make proper disclosures of evidence, they should be forced off
of the case, and other possible remedies may also be available in Gen. Flynn's favor.
The clerk's docket sheet is in reverse chronological order, starting with the recent
documents and going backwards in time to the beginning of the court case--
A few months back, I was dialing between radio stations while driving and heard part of an
interview that caught my attention. The interview was of attorney John Dowd, who represented
president Trump for a period of time during the investigation by special counsel Robert
Mueller. The newly filed documents in the Flynn case brought back to mind the interview of John
Dowd. I found it the other day as a video of the radio program, which was on 19 April 2019,
after the Mueller report had been released. The following excerpt is of interest, and starts at
about 9 minutes and 34 seconds into the interview. The whole interview follows the short
transcript below, and both website citations are to the same interview--
"John Dowd: And the stuff on Flynn is absolutely false.
Brian Kilmeade: What do you mean?
John Dowd: We were ...
Brian Kilmeade: What do you mean the stuff's on ... [crosstalk]
John Dowd: Flynn didn't commit a crime. You know, we were, we helped Flynn's lawyers because
they couldn't find their way around. They couldn't get documents. We got everything for them.
And we, we were told, I was told they were going in to convince the special counsel that there
was no case there.
Brian Kilmeade: Well they said [crosstalk] Hey John, they told, they, they..., in the report
it says Flynn was told by the president to go get the 30,000 missing Hillary e-mails.
John Dowd: Nonsense. Absolute nonsense."
The status conference is to begin at 11:00 a.m. today, 10 September. If the position of the
judge remains the same, a schedule for the filing of briefs by the parties and a hearing date
about Flynn's motion will be established, which will create a new dynamic at a sensitive point
in this criminal case.
 The standard order of Judge Emmet Sullivan that the government is to produce information
and evidence to the defense.
 Protective order issued concerning the discovery and use of information in the Flynn
case by the parties.
 The paper filed by Flynn's former lawyers about returning his file they created while
 The joint status report filed on 30 August 2019.
 The report by Henry Schuelke III was completed in November 2011. It is 514 pages after
the table of contents, plus an addendum of comments and objections by the six subjects of his
investigation. The report in the pdf computer format as filed is around 30 megabytes in size,
and so uploading it for viewing is not practical at this time.
Trump whole administration is just a bunch of rabid neocons who will be perfectly at home (and some were) in Bush II
administration. So firing of Bolton while a step in the right direction is too little, too late.
"... Whatever the reason for Bolton's departure, this means one less warmongering neocon is left in the DC swamp, and is a prudent and long overdue move by Trump, one which even Trump's liberals enemies will have no choice but to applaud. ..."
"... Ending America's longest war would be a welcome rebuttal to Democrats who will, day in and day out, charge that Trump is a fraud. But to do so, he will likely need a national security advisor more in sync with the vision. Among them: Tucker Carlson favorite Douglas Macgregor, Stephen Biegun, the runner-up previously, or the hawkish, but relatively pragmatic retired General Jack Keane. ..."
"... War-mongering Ziocons - 0; Peace-loving Humanity - 1 ..."
While there was some feverish speculation as to what an impromptu presser at 1:30pm with US
Secretary of State Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and National Security Adviser Bolton
would deliver, that was quickly swept aside moments later when Trump unexpectedly announced
that he had effectively fired Bolton as National Security Advisor, tweeting that he informed
John Bolton "last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House" after "
disagreeing strongly with many of his suggestions. "
... ... ...Whatever the reason for Bolton's departure, this means one less warmongering
neocon is left in the DC swamp, and is a prudent and long overdue move by Trump, one which even
Trump's liberals enemies will have no choice but to applaud.
While we await more details on this strike by Trump against the military-industrial
complex-enabling Deep State, here is a fitting closer from Curt Mills via the American
Ending America's longest war would be a welcome rebuttal to Democrats who will, day in and
day out, charge that Trump is a fraud. But to do so, he will likely need a national security
advisor more in sync with the vision. Among them: Tucker Carlson favorite Douglas Macgregor,
Stephen Biegun, the runner-up previously, or the hawkish, but relatively pragmatic retired
General Jack Keane.
Bolton seems to be following the well-worn trajectory of dumped Trump deputies. Jeff
Sessions, a proto-Trump and the first senator to endorse the mogul, became attorney general
and ideological incubator of the new Right's agenda only to become persona non grata in the
administration. The formal execution came later. Bannon followed a less dramatic, but no less
explosive ebb and flow. James Mattis walked on water until he didn't.
And Bolton appeared the leading light of a neoconservative revival, of sorts, until he
White Nat , 9 minutes ago
War-mongering Ziocons - 0; Peace-loving Humanity - 1
Lyttennburgh said in reply to The Twisted Genius ... ,
10 September 2019 at 03:20 AM
Ok, TTG. What's your proof? How can you believe, religiously, everything claimed without any
09 September 2019 at 10:20 PM
The CNN article provided enough rope to hang itself with it. Literally anyone can try to
verify it in a few easy steps:
1) Make a list of RusGov ranking officials by, say, May 2016.
2) See, who's absent in the current composition of the RusGov
3) Find out, who amongst those absent is no longer in Russia.
4) Of them, find out who had any kind of plausible potential to be the CIA asset, by having
the access to all sorts of data and "insight into Putin's head" as per this CNN article.
Go ahead! Hey, anyone - care to join?
After over two years of the Russiagate hoax pushed by the intelligence agencies, it's
surprising you now uncritically swallow this new story.
confusedponderer said in reply to The Twisted Genius ... ,
10 September 2019 at 06:11 AM
TTG,CK -> The Twisted
Genius ... ,
10 September 2019 at 07:23 AM
re " I don't believe he's a Russian asset, either. His personality makes him unsuitable as
a controlled asset. "
I think the key word here is indeed controlled . I have doubts that anyone can
control him, and that excludes himself.
Should it ever come to the D's going for impeachment (which would IMO be understandable if
unwise and pricely) and succeed - what would the US get instead?
The difference that that dude is white & white and not orange & yellow. That's
about it. Pence likely would immediately pardon Trump for whatever he was found to have
He is probably just as far right as Trump, only more discrete and self controlled - and of
course evangelical. The evangelical part can be somewhat problematic as seen in Brazil under
also evangelical Bolsonaro.
One of Bolsonaro's "underling politicos", formerly an evangelical bishop (or something
like that) demanded to confiscate US marvel comics since in these comics some
superheros , ghasp, were gay - and that that is utterly unacceptable since it
undermines Brazil's ... immensely high moral principles.
Also, since Boslonaro took office the destruction of Amazonas, compared to the last year,
has reportedly already doubled - and we're only in early september by now.
"His personality makes him unsuitable as a controlled asset."Eric Newhill ,
10 September 2019 at 07:23 AM
and yet the IC keeps trying to do just that.
Crappily assembled Steele dossier/crossfire hurricane coup d'etat fails. Democrats are
floating only craven extremist nutjobs that most Americans can't handle and whose policies
can't possibly work in the real world. So they will certainly lose in 2020. All manner of
hyper aggressive negative media BS has failed. What's a power crazed global elitist to do?
10 September 2019 at 07:23 AM
On to deep state plan F!!! Trump is a national security risk because he's CRAZY! and
irresponsible! This one will stick. Sure. Bring out the liars! Spin the story! That's the
ticket. And we can still shout "Racist!" all day every day.
And Lo and behold - some people (think) they've found the mole! Meet Oleg Smolenkov.
10 September 2019 at 05:38 AM
If (if!) true, it means:
a) CIA didn't bother to provide a new identity to this "high value asset", whose home is
ludicruously easy to google
b) The guy in question was neither member of the RusGov (the Cabinet of the Ministers),
neither was he a member of the Security Council, nor he was a "silovik". He was a secretary
in Russia's embassy in D.C. In 2010 he became referent in the department of the Presidential
This shows that either CNN is dumb, and can't distinguish between the RusGov and the
Administration of the President, or they were lying, or... that's another guy.
According to the NYT the guy was asked to exfiltrate in 2016, way be fore Trump, but at first
10 September 2019 at 05:38 AM
"when intelligence officials revealed the severity of Russia's election interference with
unusual detail later that year, the news media picked up on details about the C.I.A.'s
C.I.A. officials worried about safety made the arduous decision in late 2016 to offer to
extract the source from Russia. The situation grew more tense when the informant at first
refused, citing family concerns -- prompting consternation at C.I.A. headquarters and sowing
doubts among some American counterintelligence officials about the informant's
trustworthiness. But the C.I.A. pressed again months later after more media inquiries. This
time, the informant agreed."
This has nothing to do with Trump but with leaks from Brennan and Co who outed the spy. He
worked in the Kremlin administration and had good but not top access.
Kommersant reports that the guy's name is Oleg Smolenko.
He and his wife bought a house in Stafford Virginia, LOT 28 HUNTERS POND, under their own
Maybe Pat or someone else in the area can visit them and find out how much of their
information is true and how much is bonkers. I'd bet on 50:50.
Most of trump and the 7 Russians is fake news. The fact is that the USA has sought Russian
assistance in pressuring Israel. The rest is a smoke screen. The whole scenario is being
carefully managed so as to not set off a middle east war. The outcome of this project coming
at the tail end of the Arab spring will become clear after the election.
10 September 2019 at 09:20 AM
Peter VE ,
10 September 2019 at 09:58 AM
And then there is the possibility that CIA extracted a minor source to divert attention
from someone or someones who remain(s) in place. The open purchase of a house in the outer
suburbs of Washington by the extracted would seem to support the possibility that this is all
a diversion. The narrative continues that "a former senior intelligence official" told
Sciutto, an Obama man, at CNN of all this. Clapper is "a former senior intelligence official"
and a CNN "contributor" (employee) is he not? He is dumb enough to have had this story
planted on him.
I'm sure Mr. Smolenko has been following the story of Sergei Skripal and wondering if perhaps
he would have been better off going to prison in Russia....
10 September 2019 at 10:08 AM
Info-seeding operation: plausible 'Kremlin source' needed for bare-naked Steele dossier...?
10 September 2019 at 10:16 AM
Rhondda said in reply to turcopolier ... ,
10 September 2019 at 10:29 AM
LOL Sorry. Too terse? It strikes me that this CNN assertion is useful -- to provide a
fig-leaf, albeit lacy, for the wretched Steele dossier's 'Kremlin source'.
I'm always amazed how little it takes and how little there is there. I'm probably wrong,
but that's what came to my mind.
What democracy they are talking about? Democracy for whom? This Harvard political prostitutes are talking about democracy for oligarchs
which was the nest result of EuroMaydan and the ability of Western companies to buy assets for pennies on the dollar without the control
of national government like happen in xUSSR space after dissolution of the USSR, which in retrospect can be classified as a color revolution
too, supported by financial injection, logistical support and propaganda campaign in major Western MSM.
What Harvard honchos probably does not understand or does not wish to understand is that neoliberalism as a social system lost its
attraction and is in irreversible decline. The ideology of neoliberalism collapsed much like Bolsheviks' ideology. As Politician like
Joe Boden which still preach neoliberalism are widely viewed as corrupt or senile (or both) hypocrites.
The "Collective West" still demonstrates formidable intelligence agencies skills (especially the USA and GB), but the key question
is: "What they are fighting for?"
They are fighting for neoliberalism which is a lost case. Which looks like KGB successes after WWIII. They won many battles and
lost the Cold war.
Not that Bolsheviks in the USSR was healthy or vibrant. Economics was a deep stagnation, alcoholism among working class was rampant,
the standard of living of the majority of population slides each year, much like is the case with neoliberalism after, say, 1991. Hidden
unemployment in the USSR was high -- at least in high teens if not higher. Like in the USA now good jobs were almost impossible to obtain
without "extra help". Medical services while free were dismal, especially dental -- which were horrible. Hospitals were poor as church
rats as most money went to MIC. Actually, like in the USA now, MIC helped to strangulate the economy and contributed to the collapse.
It was co a corrupt and decaying , led by completely degenerated leadership. To put the person of the level of Gorbachov level of political
talent lead such a huge and complex country was an obvious suicide.
But the facts speak for themselves: what people usually get as the result of any color revolution is the typical for any county
which lost the war: dramatic drop of the standard of living due to economic rape of the country.
While far form being perfect the Chinese regime at least managed to lift the standard of living of the majority of the population
and provide employment. After regime change China will experience the same economic rape as the USSR under Yeltsin regime. So in no
way Hong Cong revolution can be viewed a progressive phenomenon despite all the warts of neoliberalism with Chenese characteristics
in mainland China (actually this is a variant of NEP that Gorbachov tried to implement in the USSR, but was to politically incompetent
Aug 31, 2019 | Chris Fraser @ChrisFraser_HKU • Aug 27 \z
Replying to @edennnnnn_ @AMFChina @lihkg_forum
A related resource that deserves wide circulation:
Why nonviolent resistance beats violent force in effecting social, political change – Harvard Gazette
CHENOWETH: I think it really boils down to four different things. The first is a large and diverse participation that's
The second thing is that [the movement] needs to elicit loyalty shifts among security forces in particular, but also other
elites. Security forces are important because they ultimately are the agents of repression, and their actions largely decide
how violent the confrontation with -- and reaction to -- the nonviolent campaign is going to be in the end. But there are other
security elites, economic and business elites, state media. There are lots of different pillars that support the status quo,
and if they can be disrupted or coerced into noncooperation, then that's a decisive factor.
The third thing is that the campaigns need to be able to have more than just protests; there needs to be a lot of variation
in the methods they use.
The fourth thing is that when campaigns are repressed -- which is basically inevitable for those calling for major changes
-- they don't either descend into chaos or opt for using violence themselves. If campaigns allow their repression to throw
the movement into total disarray or they use it as a pretext to militarize their campaign, then they're essentially co-signing
what the regime wants -- for the resisters to play on its own playing field. And they're probably going to get totally crushed.
Wai Sing-Rin @waisingrin • Aug 27
Replying to @ChrisFraser_HKU @edennnnnn_ and 2 others
Anyone who watched the lone frontliner (w translator) sees the frontliners are headed for disaster. They're fighting just
to fight with no plans nor objectives.
They see themselves as heroes protecting the HK they love. No doubt their sincerity, but there are 300 of them left.
"... The most alarming aspect of the Trump–Russia investigation, and of the stark difference between the aggression with which it was pursued and the see-no-evil passivity of the Clinton emails caper, is the way the investigative process was used to influence political outcomes. ..."
"... Ardent Trump supporters are growling over news that the FBI's former director, James Comey, will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department for the mishandling of memoranda he wrote about his contacts with the president. The news has been reported by The Hill 's John Solomon and the Washington Post 's Devlin Barrett , among others. ..."
"... Indications are that Horowitz referred the memos issue to the Justice Department for possible prosecution and that, after reviewing the IG's findings, Justice declined to pursue the matter as a criminal case. ..."
A free society cannot stay free for long if the criminal-justice system becomes a political
weapon, if that becomes our norm.
The most alarming aspect of the Trump–Russia investigation, and of the stark
difference between the aggression with which it was pursued and the see-no-evil passivity of
the Clinton emails caper, is the way the investigative process was used to influence political
The way to right that wrong is to prevent it from becoming the new normal, not to turn the
tables of abuse when power shifts from one side to the other. We can only make things worse by
losing the distinction between rebuking errors in judgment and criminalizing them.
Ardent Trump supporters are growling over news that the FBI's former director, James Comey,
will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department for the mishandling of memoranda he wrote
about his contacts with the president. The news has been reported by
The Hill 's John Solomon and the
Washington Post 's Devlin Barrett , among others.
Comey's handling of his memos is one aspect of probes related to investigations attendant to
the 2016 election, which are being conducted by Justice Department independent counsel Michael
Horowitz. Indications are that Horowitz referred the memos issue to the Justice Department for
possible prosecution and that, after reviewing the IG's findings, Justice declined to pursue
the matter as a criminal case.
"... But Bolton coupled the Fox and AEI sinecures with gnarlier associations -- for one, the Gatestone Institute, a, let's say Islam-hostile outfit, associated with the secretive, influential Mercer billionaires. ..."
"... Bolton appeared the leading light of a neoconservative revival, of sorts, until he didn't. ..."
"... It doesn't matter whether Bolton's "time is up" or not, because his departure wouldn't change anything. If he goes, Trump will replace him with some equally slimy neocon interventionist. ..."
"... It won't end until we muck out the White House next year. Dumping Trump is Job One. ..."
"... Oh. Yes. You want to get rid of Trump's partially neocon administration, so that you could replace it with your own, entirely neocon one. Wake me up when the DNC starts allowing people like Tulsi Gabbard to get nominated. But they won't. So your party will just repeat its merry salsa on the same set of rakes as in 2016. ..."
No major politician, not even Barack Obama, excoriated the Iraq war more fiercely than did
Trump during the primaries. He did this in front of a scion of the house of Bush and in the
deep red state of South Carolina. He nevertheless went on to win that primary, the Republican
nomination and the presidency on that antiwar message.
And so, to see Bolton ascend to the commanding heights of the Trump White House shocked many
from the time it was first rumored. "I shudder to think what would happen if we had a failed
presidency," Scott McConnell, TAC' s founding editor, said in late 2016 at our foreign
policy conference, held, opportunely, during the presidential transition. "I mean, John
At the time, Bolton was a candidate for secretary of state, a consideration scuttled in no
small part because of the opposition of Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul. As McConnell
wrote in November of that year: "Most of the upper-middle-level officials who plotted the Iraq
War have retreated quietly into private life, but Bolton has kept their flame alive." Bolton
had already been passed over for NSA, losing out early to the doomed Michael Flynn. Rex
Tillerson beat him for secretary of state. Bolton was then passed over for the role of
Tillerson's deputy. When Flynn flamed out of the White House the following February, Trump
chose a general he didn't know at all, H.R. McMaster, to replace him.
Bolton had been trying to make a comeback since late 2006, after failing to hold his job as
U.N. ambassador (he had only been a recess appointment). His landing spots including a Fox News
contributorship and a post at the vaunted American Enterprise Institute. Even in the early days
of the Trump administration, Bolton was around, and accessible. I remember seeing him multiple
times in Washington's Connecticut Avenue corridor, decked out in the seersucker he notoriously
favors during the summer months. Paired with the familiar mustache, the man is the Mark Twain
of regime change.
But Bolton coupled the Fox and AEI sinecures with gnarlier associations -- for one, the
Gatestone Institute, a, let's say Islam-hostile outfit, associated with the secretive,
influential Mercer billionaires. He also struck a ferocious alliance with the Center for
Security Policy, helmed by the infamous Frank Gaffney, and gave paid remarks to the National
Council for the Resistance of Iran, the lynchpin organization of the People's Mujahideen of
Iran, or MEK. The latter two associations have imbued the spirit of this White House, with
Gaffney now one of the most underrated power players in Washington, and the MEK's "peaceful"
regime change mantra all but the official line of the administration.
More than any of these gigs, Bolton benefited from two associations that greased the wheels
for his joining the Trump administration.
The first was Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist. If you want to
understand the administration's Iran policy under Bolton to date, look no further than a piece
by the then-retired diplomat in conservative mainstay National Review in August 2017,
days after Bannon's departure from the White House: "How to Get Out of the Iran Deal." Bolton
wrote the piece at Bannon's urging. Even out of the administration, the former Breitbart
honcho was an influential figure.
"We must explain the grave threat to the U.S. and our allies, particularly Israel," said
Bolton. "The [Iran Deal's] vague and ambiguous wording; its manifest imbalance in Iran's
direction; Iran's significant violations; and its continued, indeed, increasingly, unacceptable
conduct at the strategic level internationally demonstrate convincingly that [the Iran deal] is
not in the national-security interests of the United States."
Then Bolton, as I
documented , embarked on a campaign of a media saturation to make a TV-happy president
proud. By May Day the next year, he would have a job, a big one, and one that Senator Paul
couldn't deny him: national security advisor. That wasn't the whole story, of course. Bolton's
ace in the hole was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has helped drive
Trump's Israel policy. If Trump finally moves against Bolton, it will likely be because Adelson
failed to strenuously object.
So will Trump finally do it? Other than White House chief of staff, a position Mick Mulvaney
has filled in an acting capacity for the entire calendar year, national security advisor is the
easiest, most senior role to change horses.
A bombshell Washington Post story lays out the dire truth: Bolton is so distrusted on
the president's central prerogatives, for instance Afghanistan, that he's not even allowed to
see sensitive plans unsupervised.
Bolton has also come into conflict with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to three
senior State Department officials. Pompeo is the consummate politician. Though an inveterate
hawk, the putative Trump successor does not want to be the Paul Wolfowitz of the Iran war.
Bolton is a bureaucratic arsonist, agnostic on the necessity of two of the institutions he
served in -- Foggy Bottom and the United Nations. Pompeo, say those around him, is keen to be
beloved, or at least tolerated, by career officials in his department, in contrast with Bolton
and even Tillerson.
The real danger Bolton poses is to the twin gambit Trump hopes to pull off ahead of, perhaps
just ahead of, next November -- a detente deal with China to calm the markets and ending
the war in Afghanistan. Over the weekend, the president announced a scuttled meeting with the
Taliban at Camp David, which would have been an historic, stunning summit. Bolton was
reportedly instrumental in quashing the meet. Still, there is a lot of time between now and
next autumn, and the cancellation is likely the latest iteration of the president's showman
Ending America's longest war would be a welcome rebuttal to Democrats who will, day in and
day out, charge that Trump is a fraud. But to do so, he will likely need a national security
advisor more in sync with the vision. Among them: Tucker Carlson favorite Douglas Macgregor,
Stephen Biegun, the runner-up previously, or the hawkish, but relatively pragmatic retired
General Jack Keane.
Bolton seems to be following the well-worn trajectory of dumped Trump deputies. Jeff
Sessions, a proto-Trump and the first senator to endorse the mogul, became attorney general and
ideological incubator of the new Right's agenda only to become persona non grata in the
administration. The formal execution came later. Bannon followed a less dramatic, but no less
explosive ebb and flow. James Mattis walked on water until he didn't.
And Bolton appeared the leading light of a neoconservative revival, of sorts, until he didn't.
Curt Mills is senior writer
a day ago
"Pompeo is the consummate politician."
a day ago
You confuse "politician" and "liar" here, whereas he is "consummate" at neither politics
nor lying. His politicking has been as botched as his diplomacy; his lying has been
prodigious but transparent.
Bolton has been on the way out now for how many months? I will believe this welcome news
when I see his sorry ___ out the door.Bordentown •
a day ago
I think much of America and the world will feel the same way.
It doesn't matter whether Bolton's "time is up" or not, because his departure wouldn't
change anything. If he goes, Trump will replace him with some equally slimy neocon
(the one that likes Ike)
19 hours ago • edited
It won't end until we muck out the White House next year. Dumping Trump is Job One.
Oh. Yes. You want to get rid of Trump's partially neocon administration, so that you could
replace it with your own, entirely neocon one. Wake me up when the DNC starts allowing
people like Tulsi Gabbard to get nominated. But they won't. So your party will just repeat
its merry salsa on the same set of rakes as in 2016.
"... Yeah, consistency may be nice, but what about the actual substance of what Bolton believes and does? ..."
"... Personally, I'm not interested in trying to starve Iran into submission or attack it on behalf of Israel. And I would be interested in actually pursuing a meaningful attempt to resolve the Korea issue. Bolton is not only on the wrong side of these issues, he is in general the principal malign force pushing foreign policy insanity in this administration (as opposed to Adelson et all pushing policy insanity from outside the administration.) ..."
"... Heinrich Himmler also was consistent and sincere. By your logic, that must mean that Himmler was a credit to the Nazi regime. ..."
"... You can't serve a president well if you're constantly at odds with him. The Commander-in-Chief has to have his or her own mind about things, advisors are there to advise. If you want to do one thing but you're being counseled to do otherwise, what purpose does such a relationship serve? ..."
"... It was clearly Adelson and his ilk who got Bolton hired in the first place when Trump had initially been unimpressed. In "Fire and Fury," Steve Bannon allegedly says that Trump didn't think Bolton looked the part of NSA. And it's even more significant that Adelson and others of a similar cast--e.g., Safra Catz, the dual-national CEO of Oracle-- engineered a whispering campaign against McMaster that paved the way for what was effectively his firing. ..."
"... Bolton's ace in the hole was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has helped drive Trump's Israel policy ..."
"... Besides, it's not like Bolton was a military man, he openly acknowledges that he didn't want to go and 'die on some rice paddy' in Vietnam. But, he's willing to send other people's kids to fight and die in some pointless show of geopolitical power, If he goes, good riddance. ..."
"... Israel and to a lesser extent Saudi Arabia drive Trump's Iran policy, and Pompeo is their messenger. ..."
19 hours ago • edited
19 hours ago
"I have to think that NSA Bolton actually believes what he advocates."
There are and have been lots of people who believe what they advocate--Lenin, Trotsky,
Mao, Robespierre, and the Neoconservatives in general among them.
Yeah, consistency may be nice, but what about the actual substance of what Bolton
believes and does?
Personally, I'm not interested in trying to starve Iran into submission or attack it on
behalf of Israel. And I would be interested in actually pursuing a meaningful attempt to
resolve the Korea issue. Bolton is not only on the wrong side of these issues, he is in
general the principal malign force pushing foreign policy insanity in this administration
(as opposed to Adelson et all pushing policy insanity from outside the administration.)
Sorry, but Bolton's "service" sure ain't appreciated by me!
"He's consistent and sincere!" in that cause of evil, yes.
Sid Finster •
19 hours ago
Heinrich Himmler also was consistent and sincere. By your logic, that must mean that
Himmler was a credit to the Nazi regime.
We are obviously thinking along the same lines.
Sid Finster •
8 hours ago
Hyperbole much I see.
If you want to honestly assess someone, you might want to avoid that tact. To my knowledge NSA Bolton is not building concentration camps to send undesirables to
an early grave.EdMan
18 hours ago
I would be curious what you know about what his agenda is or why.
You can't serve a president well if you're constantly at odds with him. The
Commander-in-Chief has to have his or her own mind about things, advisors are there to
advise. If you want to do one thing but you're being counseled to do otherwise, what
purpose does such a relationship serve?
20 hours ago • edited
Bolton was the wrong man for the job.
Nah, they (Bolton and all the neocons) are celebrating the death of another American
soldier killed in a suicide attack just prior to a planned peace summit with the Taliban.
The Taliban and the neocons are two sides that deserve each other, but at the cost of many
15 hours ago
Its easy to depose any third world government with our military, but one cannot
eradicate an ideology with today's humanitarian standards. So we should just leave and tell
the Taliban they can even take power in Afghanistan again, but if they harbor any groups
that want to attack our country, we'll be back. It only takes a month or so to depose a
third world government. Then we leave again. We can do this over and over again and it'll
be way cheaper than leaving troops there and many fewer casualties.
I don't think Bolton will be in there for the rest of Trump's presidency. Presidential
appointments rarely ever last through the whole administration. Now I'm not when he goes
cause anyone's guess is as good as mine. And will policy actually change for the better or
remain the same?
19 hours ago
" If only the Tsar knew how wicked his advisers are! "
19 hours ago
We've been hearing of Bolton's imminent demise since the time Trump appointed the
unindicted criminal, and to a position that isn't subject to Congressional advice and
Bolton is still in office, still making policy, still stovepiping "intelligence" to
Trump, still plotting away like Grima Wormtongue.
If Trump wasn't so close to Bolton, why was he in regular contact with the man before
appointing him, and why does he allow Bolton to control what information Trump gets?
And if you read the latest news, it seems that the occupation of Afghanistan isn't going
anywhere either. Bolton wins again, but some writers at TAC keep holding out hope for
"If Trump finally moves against Bolton, it will likely be because Adelson failed to
Countee Cullen •
18 hours ago
Well, isn't that nice? Trump's decision on whether to keep or fire his national security
advisor depends on the whim of the hideous, Israel-uber-alles ideologue Adelson. That sure
makes me feel good. (And by the way, Curt Mills, this is called burying the lede.)
Of course it's only logical. It was clearly Adelson and his ilk who got Bolton hired in
the first place when Trump had initially been unimpressed. In "Fire and Fury," Steve Bannon
allegedly says that Trump didn't think Bolton looked the part of NSA. And it's even more
significant that Adelson and others of a similar cast--e.g., Safra Catz, the dual-national
CEO of Oracle-- engineered a whispering campaign against McMaster that paved the way for
what was effectively his firing.
This piece misses what's important about the Trump administration's foreign/security
policy saga and reduces it to a mere matter of personalities and petty politics. File this
under the heading of discretion being the better part of valor.
"Bolton's ace in the hole was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has
helped drive Trump's Israel policy. If Trump finally moves against Bolton, it will likely
be because Adelson failed to strenuously object."Carl
8 hours ago
So -- Ilhan Omar was right??? I thought she was a vile anti-Semite echoing an ancient
If Bolton does leave, I won't be sorry to see him go. Bolton's Hawkish opinions are
dangerous to the US' economic health.
Into Night •
6 hours ago
Want to go into a deep Recession? Start another long-term foreign war that goes on for
decades - and do it on credit, AGAIN.
Besides, it's not like Bolton was a military man, he openly acknowledges that he didn't
want to go and 'die on some rice paddy' in Vietnam. But, he's willing to send other people's kids to fight and die in some pointless show of
geopolitical power, If he goes, good riddance.
The photo accompanying the article sums it up. Pompeo flanked by an American flag, and both
of them dwarfed by a huge projection of the flag of Israel.
Israel and to a lesser extent Saudi Arabia drive Trump's Iran policy, and Pompeo is
Martin , Sep 10 2019 4:56 utc |
As newly appointed US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, was reported to have claimed about
wanting for Russia to ''behave like a normal country'', Sergey Lavrov urged for him to
clarify what he means by ''normality'' during a press conference in the Russian capital; if
Russia was to behave like the US, it would have had to bomb Iraq, Libya, supporting an armed,
anti-constitutional coup in Kiev, and allocating millions in the interference in the affairs
of other countries, as in the ''promotion of democracy'' in Russia.
Sergey Shoygu did not have much to add, but what he did add could not be clearer: Russia
will probably have to remain being ''not normal''.
"... is admittedly so cool (given the advanced technology) to be dropping bombs on women and children for the uncountable time, clearly we now know we are going broke killing the innocent. We are bludgeoning them to the point that we have broken our rifles on their corpses. Time to let off. ..."
jared , Sep 9 2019 17:36 utc |
Excellent posting on RT -
Which is re-publication of article by Stephen Cohen on The Nation -
Very well written and keeping focus on what's important.
Very useful, revealing event with many issues remaining to be fully considered regarding
- the elected officials,
- the "intelligence" "community",
- the media,
- the public.
And behind it all, the demonization (demonetization) of Russia (and Putin) still
There likely are cases where Russia is acting nefariously or in bad faith, but who could
tell given all the b/s they are feeding us.
So it's clear (to anyone interested) that they are misleading us, and (I think) clear why
they are misleading us, but that does stop the the constant stream of crap in the media -
"news" and "entertainment". Is thier target audience the most obtuse among us? While is
admittedly so cool (given the advanced technology) to be dropping bombs on women and children
for the uncountable time, clearly we now know we are going broke killing the innocent. We are
bludgeoning them to the point that we have broken our rifles on their corpses. Time to let
Leaving aside the need to feed the war machine (particularly in light of slowing economy),
many on both sides seemed to fear that the public had succeeded in electing a populist and
that could not be allowed. So they attacked him knowing the technocratic state would support
them. But Trump out-smarted them and went all in deep state, elitest and sooth the worried
vested interests and their owners. So that's all past us now. Still, kind of hard to
over-look. Does Shiff take himself seriously?
True Blue , 1 minute ago
PKKA , 4 minutes ago
It is hard, if not impossible, to think of a more toxic allegation in American
presidential history than the one leveled against candidate, and then president, Donald Trump
that he "colluded" with the Kremlin in order to win the 2016 presidential election
Oh, I can think of one, and it absolutely isn't mere allegation: every one of those pimps
at the State and Federal level colludes with Tel Aviv every ******* day. They get their
marching orders from a foreign country whose 'dual citizens' even infest every branch
of our government and at every level.
Yet not a word is spoken.
Unless you buy Mel Gibson a beer or three.
Cabreado , 5 minutes ago
Marxism-Leninism today is opposed by bourgeois ideology. The state ideology of the ruling
class of the US bourgeoisie is militant Zionism.
Modern Zionism is an extremely nationalist, racist ideology, it is politics and practice
that express the interests of the big Jewish bourgeoisie. The main content of modern Zionism
is militant chauvinism, racism, anti-communism and anti-Sovietism, the aim is to conquer
world domination and assert the so-called New World Order.
Fidel Castro, noted that at the end of World War II, which the peoples were waging against
fascism, a new government arose that imposed the current absolutist and tough order.
WHAT is this new, parallel power and its "elite core"?
The top-level parallel secret government, or real, parallel power, its "elite core" -
these are Jewish bankers and industrialists, members of the 60 families that govern the
United States, openly located on Capitol Hill in full view of the White House, US Congress on
Downing Street 10 (and in the British Parliament). These are the servants of the World
Government and the New World Order. Or, the new Fascism!
stonedogz , 11 minutes ago
If We as an organization can't even admit there was an attempted coup on the Presidency,
and don't even care...
How 'bout we talk about what We do know...
the DOJ is defunct, and the Rule of Law is broken.
ohm , 13 minutes ago
ANSWER: It came from the top. Obama. Obama was to be Hillary's pick for SC Justice by a
planned post Obama RBG retirement. It is the only plausible explanation for the coup and for
why an aging, terminally ill Justice would risk her Seat for nomination by a Republican
RBG is pragmatic as much as she is tenacious. And handing her seat gambled like that in an
election year was not a risk she would have taken given both her age and her health.
Her ideology would not have risked that except for one reason: To have that hallowed seat
pass to a former President, the first Black President, and one with an ideology almost
identical to her own plus an easy confirmation given Obama's experience in Constitutional
When Trump came up in the poles and Hillary's star looked to be dimming about July of 2016
(the 4th to be specific) (when they breach loaded her like an oat bag into the back of that
iconic SUV on national TV) Plan B was officially rolled out, Obama rolled it out and an FBI
official would later boast both of Obama's intimate knowledge of the plan and that this was
to be the backup plan should the election favor Trumps win.
Textual evidence by those running the both the FISA warrants and the planting of spies
into Trumps campaign all point to the Commander in Chief being both briefed but also
directing at the very last minute and unprecedented Executive Order allowing all of the
Intelligence Agencies full intra-agency access to all mutual intelligence.
They thought they could seed the collusion early, and if it didn't take, overturn the
election early with an impeachment following the certain dirt that they overwhelmingly knew
Mueller would find on Trump.
Trump, he had to be dirty. Look at anyone in the media and who was as rich as he was...
just look at the women he's dated...
Inspite of rabid Obama staffers in the White House leaking and outing those under
investigation and especially at the State Department then Mueller's Gang of 13 Clinton
supporting prosecutors along with the top leaders in the now mutually cooperative
Intelligence Cabal the 35 million dollars and 2 years of probing and intimidation of
witnesses couldn't produce a single slab of sidewalk with the DNA evidence that Trump had
actually spit on it. They couldn't find it or anything.
And now its all coming out....
Interesting to note that the best chance for Obama to reclaim the motive for the Coup is
that Biden has already said that he will nominate Obama, who by his truest actions as the
Traitor in Chief, to the Supreme Court if elected.
That's why Obama orchestrated the Coup so that he could sit in the highest Chair of
Government and influence it more than he could as President... for the rest of his life.
ohm , 13 minutes ago
Are Barr and Durham, whose own careers include associations with US intelligence
agencies, determined to uncover the truth about the origins of Russiagate?
Have you seen Barr charge anyone with a crime? Has Barr given Durham the power to charge
anyone with a crime? Barr is just the Deep State's cleanup man.
ze_vodka , 24 minutes ago
Are Barr and Durham, whose own careers include associations with US intelligence
agencies, determined to uncover the truth about the origins of Russiagate?
Have you seen Barr charge anyone with a crime? Has Barr given Durham the power to charge
anyone with a crime? Barr is just the Deep State's cleanup man.
Johnny Fingers , 30 minutes ago
We know it was fake.
We know Hillary and Obama paid for and directed it.
We also know that Not a single one of the Actual Criminals will ever go to prison.
gro_dfd , 11 minutes ago
This is simple:
What is the evidence that:
1) The DNC was 'hacked;'
2) At the direction of the Russian state?
you need both.
Well, the wish-thinking of the products of incest like Steverino999 aside - the
*evidence* is essentially non-existent.
Clapper's DNI report, which deliberately used hand-picked analysts from only 3 agencies, a
report which relied on Ukrainian and Clinton-linked CrowdStrike for image analysis, since the
feds NEVER SEIZED AND EXAMINED THE ******* SERVER - (or interviewed Assange, or Binney, or
Murray) is not only NOT proof, and NOT even credible evidence... it is in fact evidence of
a deliberate effort to fudge intel to both 1) blame Russia Russia Russia (too white, and
Christian, and not totally controlled by the usual suspects , you see)
and denigrate Trump's election win.
The idea that our democracy is threatened by clickbait ads (or seeing the corruption of
The Establishment's candidate) is preposterous and depends on people receptively watching
their (((television))) and not giving a moment's thought as to how or why an ad that somehow
changes someone's vote, to the extent it ever happened, isnt what democracy is.
If the complaint is 'they were lies' and leaving aside the
truth of the clickbait lie, the MSM by that standard is the most guilt of election
'meddling' given their lies and omissions that were all designed to propel Al Qaeda-arming,
charity-robbing, inveterate crook Hillary Clinton into office.
You should never believe a thing, sinply because you want it to be true.
I will change my mind when someone presents something approaching credible evidence that
the DNC was hacked by Russia, and that but-for seeing Hillary's corruption (did the media
actually ever really cover the content of the emails? ) Americans would have voted for her
And that's essentially the argument: Americans learned what a piece of **** Hillary is and
so didnt vote for her, so they were brainwashed by a foreign state.
It is ******* absurd, and relies on 1) ignorance, 2) stupidity, and 3) motivated
And other factors:
PKKA , 36 minutes ago
@Johnny Fingers: You present an excellent overview of Russiagate, especially the total
lack of evidence that the DNC leaks originated with Russia. Thank you!
Yippie21 , 35 minutes ago
Do you know how much the United States has funded Israel since 1949? These many billions
are no longer calculable! American taxpayers are very kind and rich. And this is not only
money, it is the supply of food products, economic assistance and weapons.
And how many American young men died in the Middle East defending the interests of
ohm , 22 minutes ago
A strong Israel is worth every dollar.
Johnny Fingers , 17 minutes ago
Why? Specifically, what benefit has Israel ever brought to the US?
Stainless Steel Rat , 22 minutes ago
To whom, other than Israel?
ohm , 10 minutes ago
IF America actually defended itself as Israel does, there would be no need to Press 2 for
Spanish (much less Press 1 for English as a 2nd language in New Delhi.)
Israel does more for American interests in the Middle East than the reverse.
That's Bang for the Buck, Bibi!😎
Johnny Fingers , 9 minutes ago
Israel does more for American interests
Do you have an example?
Yippie21 , 36 minutes ago
Israel is a liability in virtually every way.
G-R-U-N-T , 37 minutes ago
What if there was active spying on a Presidential campaign by a outgoing administration to
aid a candidate preferred? What if every lever available was pulled to cover up, minimize and
excuse actual violations of Federal law by the outgoing administration to aid that same
candidate. What if, somehow, out of nowhere, the opposition candidate overcame the odds and
won triggering the outgoing administration to set up a foreign policy mess ( accusing Russia
of _______ and throwing a bunch of them out of the US less than a month before the new
President takes office ).
Then, the same outgoing aperachiks of the departing administration go about framing the
new President, leaking and acting in a seditious manner to undermine and ultimately even
overthrow the new President. A coup... sedition... by the permanent political class within
the CIA, State, FBI and DOJ. Oh, and the national press corps..... IN ON IT up to their
eyeballs and willing participants.
Nice , huh?
San Pedro , 38 minutes ago
'All YOUR SERVERS ARE BELONG TO US'!!!
Nothing can stop what's coming, Nothing!!!
Grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.
oldanalyst , 38 minutes ago
The cost of the Russiagate hoax By Thomas Lifson The media that promoted the hoax
originally generated by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party
are in full denial mode. They don't merely ignore their role, they defend it.
Yippie21 , 32 minutes ago
The intelligence agencies went off the reservation to cover up years of illegal spying and
surveillance of US citizens by the Obama administration as they accumulated the info needed
to "influence" people. To prove me wrong, you must prove that Admiral Mike Rogers is a
Why? Money. The slush funds of foreign aid, foundations, think tanks and big donor money.
Billions were at stake. Think Biden, Gore, Clinton, Obama and almost every prominent
politician you can name. All rich beyond our deplorable dreams.
otschelnik , 41 minutes ago
I'd say, not only money... but these folks believe their own book. They live that elitist
BS globalist " right side of history " **** and are ideologues. They are all intermarried to
other career folks in the DC / NYC pool and they and everyone they hang out with are wealthy
because of it and they actually can't imagine what the hell has happened to their setup.
847328_3527 , 44 minutes ago
Much better would be a truly bipartisan, independent investigation based in the
Well Prof. Cohen normally would agree with you. But given the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence is run by a Democratic hack like Warner, who tried to get in direct contact with
dossier author Steele "without a paper trail", his aide Wolff was leaking to his underaged
lover at the NYT, and a RINO like Burr who would be happy if Trump were impeached for
sedition or something else, so don't hold your breath.
MadelynMarie , 29 minutes ago
When MuleHer said he never heard of Fusion GPS during the Congressional hearings, everyone
knew the $50 million Russia Gate "investigation" was a complete farce.
Shameful Barr has not indicted anyone. Confirms how corrupt the system is and why so many
Americans are disillusioned.
J S Bach , 54 minutes ago
maybe they're leaking it out slowly, to gradually acclimatize the public to how corrupt
things actually are
that's the BS Dave at x22 peddles!! always making excuses and covering for the fact that
NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!
And the public doesn't need to be acclimated to how corrupt the govt is--everybody already
Barr is a deep state swamp rat, who has a long history of covering for the intelligence
agencies!! He's there to keep things covered up!
Barr's DOJ continues to protect Killary:
Barr's DOJ refuses to prosecute Comey, Strozk, and McCabe.
And, so far, nothing has come of this either:
gold_silver_as_money , 59 minutes ago
"What We Still Do Not Know About Russiagate"
Simple question... What more can one possibly know about something that did not exist?
Period... end of discussion. Move on to topics of importance such as the largest
sex/pedophile/blackmail/treason/spy scandal in recorded history with Jeffrey Epstein and his
Maxwell/Mossad darlings. ALL of our energies and concern must be poured into matters such as
these... for if we do not, our doom is sealed.
Johnny Fingers , 54 minutes ago
But but but...Trump is still nothing more than a Zionist puppet.
Yeah, that makes so much sense, given that just about all of Congress is in their pocket
but the political establishment still hates his guts AND he has managed to deescalate
conflicts in the region.
gold_silver_as_money , 51 minutes ago
And the Bolsheviks weren't mostly Jewish because the Zionists were mostly Jewish.
AND he has managed to deescalate conflicts in the region.
Dumbest thing I've read this week - you absolute ******* idiot.
MadelynMarie , 17 minutes ago
Countervailing facts please?
Did we ramp up in Ukraine?
Did we use Syria as an excuse to openly engage Russia?
Have we staged troops in Taiwan?
Have we started a hot war via Eastern Europe?
Did we oust Assad?
Did we bomb Iran?
PS **** you. Obama and Hillary went to town in the Middle East leaving Trump to clean it
up, proposing a pragmatic and non-psychopath-neocon approach to dealing with adversaries from
campaign days until the present time. At a minimum, not ramping up existing conflicts counts
as a deescalation in my book. I do believe you are the idiot.
gold_silver_as_money , 56 minutes ago
... then everything changed. And after it changed, Mueller released his report saying:
"Trump is not guilty after all!" So, what changed? Trump changed.
Think about it: In mid December 2018, Trump announced the withdrawal of all U.S. troops
in Syria within 30 days. But instead of withdrawal, the US has been sending hundreds of
trucks with weapons to the front lines. The US has also increased its troop levels on the
ground, the YPG (Kurdish militia, US proxies) are digging in on the Syria-Turkish border,
and the US hasn't lifted a finger to implement its agreements with NATO-ally Turkey under
the Manbij Roadmap. The US is not withdrawing from Syria. Washington is beefing up its
defenses and settling in for the long-haul. But, why? Why did Trump change his mind and do
a complete about-face?
The same thing happened in Korea. For a while it looked like Trump was serious about
cutting a deal with Kim Jong un. But then, sometime after the first summit, he began to
backpeddle. at the Hanoi Summit, Trump blindsided Kim by making demands that had never even
been previously discussed. Kim was told that the North must destroy all of its chemical and
biological weapons as well as its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs before the
US will take reciprocal steps. In other words, Trump demanded that Kim completely and
irreversibly disarm with the feint hope that the US would eventually lift sanctions.
Trump made these outrageous demands knowing that they would never be accepted. Which was
the point, because the foreign policy establishment doesn't want a deal. They want regime
change, they've made that perfectly clear. But wasn't Trump supposed to change all that?
Wasn't Trump going to pursue "a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of
Yes, that was Trump's campaign promise. So, what happened?
There are other signs of capitulation too; like providing lethal weapons to the
Ukrainian military, or nixing the short-range nuclear missile ban, or joining the Saudi's
genocidal war on Yemen, or threatening to topple the government of Venezuela, or stirring
up trouble in the South China Sea. At every turn, Trump has backtracked on his promise to
break with tradition and "stop toppling regimes and overthrowing governments." ' At every
turn, Trump has joined the ranks of the warhawks he once criticized.
Trump is now marching in lockstep with the foreign policy establishment. In Libya, in
Sudan, in Somalia, in Iran, in Lebanon, he is faithfully implementing the neocon agenda.
Trump "the peacemaker" is no where to be found, while Trump the 'madman with a knife' is on
Is that why Mueller let Trump off the hook? Was there a quid pro quo: "You follow our
foreign policy directives and we'll make Mueller disappear? It sure looks like it.
G-R-U-N-T , 56 minutes ago
But but but...Trump is a nothing more than a Zionist puppet.
Yeah, that makes so much sense, given that just about all of Congress is in their pocket
but the political establishment still hates his guts AND he has managed to deescalate
conflicts in the region.
"What We Still Do Not Know About Russiagate"
Absolutely damn right, most haven't a clue about the MOAB that's coming down on these
treasonous anti-American bitchez.
This network to take down our dear POTUS spans worldwide, they're be hell to pay once the
unredacted FISA warrants/302's are released for public view, the IG report, Huber
investigation and Durham the 'prosecutor' burp up undeniable indictments and prosecutions for
sedition, treason and crimes against humanity.
Uranium 1, Weiner laptop, Clinton emails, Clinton Foundation, Epstein perv's with names
big names, will be blown wide open making many people ill hearing and seeing the nature of
who and what these massively corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, corporate dignitaries, have
been involved with. Many are resigning, both dems, repubs, ceo's, why, because (((they)))
know what's coming and the DS is full blown panic, just look at their lapdog MSM going
thoroughly crazy. Indeed, they're doing everything they can to take down Trump hoping to save
themselves from the HAMMER, NO DEALS, even the those in the press will be indicted for
conspiracy and attempted coup to take down a standing President.
Pain is coming!!!
Robert Mueller - pitched as an incorruptible beacon of justice when he was tasked with
(unsuccessfully) hunting down ties between Donald Trump and Russia - was nothing more than a
hatchet man for the deep state , who participated in a coverup of Saudi Arabia's role in 9/11
according to a new report by the
New York Post 's Paul Sperry - citing former FBI investigators and a new lawsuit by 9/11
victims.According to Sperry, Mueller stonewalled after FBI agents discovered evidence of
"multiple, systemic efforts by the Saudi government to assist the hijackers in the lead-up to
the 9/11 attacks, " while the former FBI director allegedly "covered up evidence pointing back
to the Saudi Embassy and Riyadh -- and may have even misled Congress about what he knew. "
" He was the master when it came to covering up the kingdom's role in 9/11 ," said Sharon
Premoli, a September 11th survivor who was pulled out of the rubble of the World Trade Center,
and is now suing Saudi Arabia as a plaintiff in a new lawsuit .
"In October of 2001, Mueller shut down the government's investigation after only three weeks
, and then took part in the Bush [administration's] campaign to block, obfuscate and generally
stop anything about Saudi Arabia from being released," she added.
" Any letting the Saudis off the hook came from the White House ," said former Agent Mark
Rossini, adding "I can still see that photo of Bandar and Bush enjoying cigars on the balcony
of the White House two days after 9/11."
Speaking with multiple FBI case agents, Sperry lists a series of incidents describing
Mueller 'throwing up roadblocks' in front of his own investigators - "making it easier for
Saudi suspects to escape questioning." And according to the lawsuit, Mueller "deep-sixed what
evidence his agents did manage to uncover."
Via the NY Post :
- Time and again, agents were called off from pursuing leads back to the kingdom's embassy
in Washington, as well as its consulate in Los Angeles, where former FBI Agent Stephen Moore
headed a 9/11 task force looking into local contacts made by two of the 15 Saudi hijackers,
Moore testified in an affidavit for the 9/11 lawsuit. He concluded that "diplomatic and
intelligence personnel of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided material support to the two
hijackers and facilitated the 9/11 plot." Yet he and his team were not allowed to interview
them, according to the suit.
- In Washington, former FBI Agent John Guandolo, who worked terror cases out of the
bureau's DC office, said then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar "should have been treated as a
terrorist suspect" for giving money to a woman who funded two of the 9/11 hijackers. But he
was never questioned either, Guandolo said.
- Instead, Mueller obliged what Guandolo called an "outrageous request" from Bandar within
days of the attacks to help evacuate from the country dozens of Saudi officials, including at
least one Osama bin Laden relative on the terror watch list. Mueller assured their safe
passage to planes, using agents as personal escorts, according to FBI documents obtained by
Judicial Watch. Agents who should have been interrogating the Saudis instead acted as their
- In 2002, Mueller prevented agents from arresting the Saudi-sponsored al Qaeda cleric who
privately counseled the Saudi hijackers, said Raymond Fournier, an agent with the Joint
Terrorism Task Force in San Diego at the time. "He was responsible for vacating the arrest
warrant for Anwar al-Awlaki for passport fraud," Fournier said. He even ordered agents who
detained the fiend at JFK to release him into the custody of a "Saudi representative,"
Fournier said. The FBI closed their investigation of Awlaki, who was allowed to leave the US
on a Saudi plane. "Shortly thereafter, the Fort Hood shooting occurred and Awlaki's
fingerprints were all over that incident," said former FBI Agent Michael Biasello, who helped
work the Texas terror case.
- At the same time, Mueller removed a veteran agent from investigating a tip that an
adviser to the Saudi royal family had met with some of the Saudi hijackers at his home in
Sarasota, Fla., effectively killing the case, according to the lawsuit. The home was suddenly
abandoned two weeks before 9/11.
- Mueller even tried to shut down a congressional investigation into the Saudi hijackers
and their contacts in LA and San Diego, said Bob Graham, who led the joint inquiry as Senate
Intelligence Committee chair. "The strongest objections" to his staff investigators visiting
FBI offices there came from the FBI director himself, said Graham, in a 2017 interview with
Harper's magazine. Among other things, Mueller refused their demands to question a paid FBI
informant who roomed with the hijackers and even moved him to a safe house where they
couldn't find him, Graham said. Mueller, with the White House, redacted 28 pages detailing
Saudi-9/11 ties from the congressional report.
- He also gave testimony to Congress that was, at the very least, misleading. In an October
2002 closed-door hearing, Mueller claimed he found out about Saudi-9/11 connections only as a
result of the joint inquiry's investigative work: "[S]ome facts came to light here and to me,
frankly, that had not come to light before." Only, Moore said he gave Mueller "daily"
briefings on such connections in 2001. Mueller also testified the hijackers "contacted no
known terrorist sympathizers in the United States," even though the FBI's own case files
showed they had contact with at least 14 terrorist suspects and sympathizers in the US prior
to 9/11, including some working for the Saudi government. (In later testimony, he tried to
walk this back, insisting he "had no intent to mislead.")
"He's a villain, and an arrogant one to boot," said former FBI agent Mark Wauck, who called
Mueller a "servant of the deep state."
Tunga , 12 minutes ago
LEEPERMAX , 13 minutes ago
Oh those securities!
"Certain key unknown figures in the Federal Reserve may have 'conspired' with key unknown
figures at the Bank of New York to create a situation where $240 billion in off balance sheet
securities created in 1991 as part of an official covert operation to overthrow the Soviet
Union, could be cleared without publicly acknowledging their existence. These securities,
originally managed by Cantor Fitzgerald, were cleared and settled in the aftermath of
through the BoNY. The $100 billion account balance bubble reported by the Wall Street
Journalas being experienced in the BoNY was tip of a three day operation, when these
securities were moved from off-balance-sheet to the balance sheet.
Conscious Reviver , 19 minutes ago
A FUMBLING two-faced WEAK, FRAIL man with NO MORALS or INTEGRITY was what we saw that day
in front of the committee.
mrjinx007 , 20 minutes ago
Mueller's a real criminal, but it is not the Saudis who is helped cover up for, it's the
Evil Entity Israel that did 9/11. Everyone with two working brain cells knows that, except
the Zionist shill that wrote this crap article.
warpigs , 33 minutes ago
911 is just four days away. Let's listen to them read 3000 names on that day and feel warm
and cozys so we remember one more time what president **** Cheney and Vice President Donald
Rumsfeld brought upon this country with the help of Susan Rice and the general's speech about
Fantasy Free Economics , 41 minutes ago
Is this 9-11 stuff still considered a real foreign attack by anyone?
What the actual ****?
Of course ir was an internal hit job by our own and other govies.
19 dirtball inbred retards circumvent the most advanced nation's entire security apparatus
to kill 3-4k people? Really?
I have to, at this point, assume good people are simply too scared to say out loud over
Thanksgiving sinner table that they believe their gov is evil.
robertsgt40 , 1 hour ago
Coverups and conspiracies are a way of life in Washington. Coverups are discovered after
it is too late to do anything. There is a huge coverup going on right now to prevent anointed
members of the power structure of the world from being exposed. http://quillian.net/blog/the-importance-of-covering-up-the-epstein-affair/
DutchTaco , 1 hour ago
How about the FBI cover-up of the "five dancing Israelis" that confirmed on Israeli TV,
they were there to "document the event" by video and were allowed to leave the country
without further ado.
And then there's Lucky Larry Silverstein who collected handsomely from insurances on the
collapse of bldgs 1,2 and my favorite bldg7.
9/11 was just operation Northwood in action. Same goes for MH17, also an operation
Northwood to make people hate each other
Here are just some of the twists and turns in the case, which has gone on for more than
- Flynn's trip to Russia in 2015, where it was claimed Flynn went without the knowledge or
approval of the DIA or anyone in Washington,
was proven not to be true .
- Flynn was suspected of being compromised by a supposed Russian agent, Cambridge academic
Svetlana Lokhova, based on allegations from Western intelligence asset Stefan Halper.
This was also proven to be not true.
- Flynn's phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were
framed as being incredibly shady and a potential violation of the Logan Act . This allegation
was always preposterous .
- Unnamed intelligence officials leaked the details of the Flynn-Kislyak phone calls to
The Washington Post.
- FBI agents Peter Strzok and Joseph Pientka were dispatched by Deputy FBI Director Andrew
McCabe to interview Flynn at the White House,
even though the FBI had already reviewed the transcripts of the calls and cleared Flynn of
any crimes .
- Both FBI Director
James Comey and
McCabe testified to Congress that Flynn didn't lie.
- Despite what McCabe and Comey both testified to under oath before Congress, the Mueller
special counsel's office
decided to prosecute Flynn for perjury in November of 2017 .
- The very strange post-dated FD-302 form on the FBI's January 2017 interview of Flynn that
wasn't filled out until August 2017, almost seven months afterward, is
revealed in a court filing by Flynn's defense team .
- FBI agent Pientka became the
"DOJ's Invisible Man," despite the fact that Congress has repeatedly called for him to
testify. Pientka has remained out of sight and out of mind more than a year and a half since
his name first surfaced in connection with the Flynn case.
Judge Rudolph Contreras was removed from the Flynn case immediately after accepting Flynn's
guilty plea and was replaced by Judge Emmit
Sullivan issued what's known as a Brady order to prosecutors -- which ordered them to
immediately turn over any exculpatory evidence to Flynn's defense team.
Flynn's team then made a filing alleging the withholding of exculpatory evidence .
- Flynn was given a chance to withdraw his guilty plea by Judge Sullivan but refused
, and insisted to go forward with sentencing.
suddenly fired his lawyers for the past two years and hired
Sidney Powell to lead his new legal team
following special counsel Robert Mueller's disastrous testimony to Congress . And now,
the latest startling development:
Flynn filed to have the Mueller prosecution team replaced for having withheld exculpatory
evidence , despite Sullivan having directly ordered them to hand any such evidence over
Now, it's not that far-fetched of an idea that the Mueller special counsel prosecutors would
hide exculpatory evidence from the Flynn defense team, since they've just admitted to having
done exactly that in another case their
office has been prosecuting .
The defense team for Internet Research Agency/Concord, more popularly known as "the Russian
troll farm case," hasn't been smooth going for the Mueller prosecutors.
First, the prosecution team got
a real tongue-lashing from Judge Dabney L. Friedrich in early July , when it turned out
they had no evidence whatsoever to prove their assertion that the Russian troll farms were
being run by the Putin government.
Then, in a
filing submitted to the court on Aug. 30, the IRA/Concord defense team alerted Judge
Friedrich that the prosecutors just got around to handing them key evidence the prosecutors had
for the past 18 months. The prosecution gave no explanation whatsoever as to why they hid this
key evidence for more than a year.
It's hard to see at this point how the entire IRA/Concord case isn't tossed out.
What would it mean for Flynn's prosecutors to have been caught hiding exculpatory evidence
from him and his lawyers, even after the presiding judge explicitly ordered them in February to
hand over everything they had?
It would mean that the Flynn case is tossed out, since the prosecution team was caught
engaging in gross misconduct.
Now you can see why Flynn refused to withdraw his guilty plea when Judge Sullivan gave him
the opportunity to do so in late December 2018.
A withdrawal of the guilty plea or a pardon would let the Mueller prosecution team off the
And they're not getting off the hook.
Flynn hired the best lawyer he possibly could have when it comes to exposing prosecutorial
misconduct. Nobody knows the crafty, corrupt, and dishonest tricks federal prosecutors use
better than Powell, who actually wrote a compelling book about such matters, entitled "
License to Lie: Exposing
Corruption in the Department of Justice ."
Everything this Mueller prosecution team did in withholding exculpatory evidence from
Flynn's defense team -- and continued to withhold even after Judge Sullivan specifically issued
an order about it -- is going to be fully exposed.
Defying a federal judge's Brady order is a one-way ticket to not only getting fired, it's a
serious enough offense to warrant disbarment and prosecution.
If it turns out Mueller special counsel prosecutors withheld exculpatory evidence -- not
only in the IRA/Concord case, but also in the cases against Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael
Cohen, Rick Gates, Roger Stone, and others -- that will have a huge impact.
If they are willing to withhold exculpatory evidence in one case, why wouldn't they do the
same thing in other cases they were prosecuting? Haven't they have already demonstrated they
are willing to break the rules? Tags
Tirion , 3 minutes ago
consistentliving , 2 hours ago
We have become a third-world country. Even throwing Mueller and his entire prosecutors'
team in jail would not be enough to restore confidence in our legal system. But it would be a
Charlie_Martel , 2 hours ago
On or about December 28, 2016, the Russian Ambassador contacted FLYNN.
c. On or about December 29, 2016, FLYNN called a senior official of the Presidential
Transition Team ("PTT official"), who was with other senior ·members of the
Presidential Transition Team at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, to discuss
what, if anything, to communicate to the Russian Ambassador about the U.S. Sanctions. On that
call, FLYNN and 2 Case 1:17-cr-00232-RC Document 4 Filed 12/01/17 Page 2 of 6 the PTT
official discussed the U.S. Sanctions, including the potential impact of those sanctions on
the incoming administration's foreign policy goals. The PIT official and FLYNN also discussed
that the members of the Presidential Transition Team at Mar-a-Lago did not want Russia to
escalate the situation. d. Immediately after his phone call with the PTT official, FLYNN
called the Russian Ambassador and requested that Russia not escalate the situation and only
respond to the U.S. Sanctions in a reciprocal manner. e. Shortly after his phone call with
the Russian Ambassador, FLYNN spoke with the PTT official to report on the substance of his
call with the Russian Ambassador, including their discussion of the U.S. Sanctions. f. On or
about December 30, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin released a statement indicating
that Russia would not take retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. Sanctions at that
time. g. On or about December 31, 2016, the Russian Ambassador called FLYNN and informed him
that Russia had chosen not to retaliate in response to FL YNN's request. h. After his phone
call with the Russian Ambassador, FLYNN spoke with senior members of the Presidential
Transition Team about FL YNN's conversations with the Russian Ambassador regarding the U.S.
Sanctions and Russia's decision not to escalate the situation.
Mah_Authoritah , 2 hours ago
The coup plot between the international intelligence community (which includes our
FBI-CIA-etc) and their unregistered foreign agents in the multinational corporate media is
slowly being revealed.
Transmedia001 , 3 hours ago
The truth is so precious that it must be spoon fed.
spoonful , 2 hours ago
Here’s another possibility... elites in the US Gov set on running a soft coup
against a duly elected president and his team made up a whole pile of **** and passed it off
Boris Badenov , 3 hours ago
Agreed, so long as you put Flynn on the side of the elites
TheAnswerIs42 , 3 hours ago
The Manafort thing has me totally riled since HRC's "Password" guy and his brother were
PARTNERS with manafort, did the same damn things, and were NOT investigated.
Donald Trump is many things to many people, but is not his social personna to be patient.
He is being VERY patient to let this unfold, to "give a man enough rope" or political party
and its owner, as it may be....
Donna Brazile's book is under-rated: it holds they keys as to who ran the DNC and why
after Obie bailed.
LEEPERMAX , 4 hours ago
Our local community rag (Vermont) had an opinion piece last week about "The slide towards
Facism", where the author breathlessly stated that she had learned from a MSNBC expose by
Rachel Maddow that the administration was firing researchers at NASA and EPA as well as
cutting back funding for LGBTQ support groups. Oh the horror. The author conveniently forgot
that the same dyke had lied for 2 years about Russia,Russia,Russia but it's still OK to
believe any **** that drops out of her mouth.
This is the level of insanity happening around here. Of course it is Bernie's turf.
People who are so stupid and gullible deserve everything they are gonna get.
LEEPERMAX , 4 hours ago
14 Strange Facts About Mueller's "Michael Flynn Scam"
Drop-Hammer , 4 hours ago
MUELLER and his "Band of Legal Clowns" have played us all for "Absolute Fools" again and
THE U.S. IS A CAPTURED OPERATION
Westcoastliberal , 3 hours ago
Poor Flynn. Rail-roaded by ZOG and Obama and Hillary and Co. I hope beyond hope that the
truth is revealed and that he can sue the **** out of the seditionists/(((seditionists))) who
put him into this mess such that his great-great-grandchildren will never have to work.
I also blame Trump for throwing Flynn under the bus.
just the tip , 36 minutes ago
Trump didn't throw Flynn under the bus, I think he would pardon him later, but Trump needs
to let this play out. Otherwise the left will bury him.
Homer E. Rectus , 4 hours ago
trump threw flynn under the bus when trump said the reason he let flynn go was flynn lied
Roger Casement , 4 hours ago
If they are willing to withhold exculpatory evidence in one case, why wouldn’t they
do the same thing in other cases they were prosecuting? Haven’t they have already
demonstrated they are willing to break the rules?
Duh! Because it's easy and the media never covers it and AG Barr and FBI director Wray
will cover it all up. America no longer operates under rule of law, and now we all know it.
Never cooperate with them!
ztack3r , 4 hours ago
Mike Flynn stands for us. Help him put handicapped trolls out of work.
Buy lunch for Sidney Powell. o7
my new username , 4 hours ago
flynn didn't rape children, to buzy trying to fight liberators of iraq and afganistan from
invasion... that's his major crime.
I guess, kelly, mattis, mcmaster neither are on the child rape trend. but what can they
do? when the entire cia and doj and fbi are full on controlled and run by the pedos? it's
like when all the cardinals and the pope are pedos, what a bishop to do...
Why would CIA Rothschild'd up puppet Trump pick only the best William Barr?
Who told Acosta to cut no prosecution deal with Epstein? George Bush? Robert Mukasey? or
Trump, Barr, Bush, Mueller all on the same no rule of law national no government
pys op , for Epstein & 9/11 clean op team Poppa Bush, Clinton, &
Barr: CIA operative
It is a sobering fact that American presidents (many of whom have been corrupt) have gone
out of their way to hire fixers to be their attorney generals.
Consider recent history: Loretta Lynch (2015-2017), Eric Holder (2009-2015), Michael
Mukasey (2007-2009), Alberto Gonzales (2005-2007), John Ashcroft (2001-2005),Janet Reno
(1993-2001), **** Thornburgh (1988-1991), Ed Meese (1985-1988), etc.
Barr, however, is a particularly spectacular and sordid case. As George H.W. Bush’s
most notorious insider, and as the AG from 1991 to 1993, Barr wreaked havoc, flaunted the
rule of law, and proved himself to be
one of the CIA/Deep State’s greatest and most ruthless champions and protectors
- Barr was a full-time CIA operative, recruited by Langley out of high school, starting
in 1971. Barr’s youth career goal was to head the CIA.
- CIA operative assigned to the China directorate, where he became close to powerful CIA
operative George H.W. Bush, whose accomplishments already included the CIA/Cuba Bay of
Pigs, Asia CIA operations (Vietnam War, Golden Triangle narcotics), Nixon foreign policy
(Henry Kissinger), and the Watergate operation.
- When George H.W. Bush became CIA Director in 1976, Barr joined the CIA’s
“legal office” and Bush’s inner circle, and worked alongside Bush’s
longtime CIA enforcers Theodore “Ted” Shackley, Felix Rodriguez, Thomas Clines,
and others, several of whom were likely involved with the Bay of Pigs/John F. Kennedy
assassination, and numerous southeast Asian operations, from the Phoenix Program to Golden
- Barr stonewalled and destroyed the Church Committee investigations into CIA
- Barr stonewalled and stopped inquiries in the CIA bombing assassination of Chilean
opposition leader Orlando Letelier.
- Barr joined George H.W. Bush’s legal/intelligence team during Bush’s vice
presidency (under President Ronald Reagan) Rose from assistant attorney general to Chief
Legal Counsel to attorney general (1991) during the Bush 41 presidency.
- Barr was a key player in the Iran-Contra operation, if not the most important member of
the apparatus, simultaneously managing the operation while also “fixing” the
legal end, ensuring that all of the operatives could do their jobs without fear of exposure
- In his attorney general confirmation, Barr vowed to “attack criminal
organizations”, drug smugglers and money launderers. It was all hot air: as AG, Barr
would preserve, protect, cover up, and nurture the apparatus that he helped create, and use
Justice Department power to escape punishment.
- Barr stonewalled and stopped investigations into all Bush/Clinton and CIA crimes,
including BCCI and BNL CIA drug banking, the theft of Inslaw/PROMIS software, and all
crimes of state committed by Bush
- Barr provided legal cover for Bush’s illegal foreign policy and war crimes
- Barr left Washington, and went through the “rotating door” to the corporate
world, where he took on numerous directorships and counsel positions for major companies.
In 2007 and again from 2017, Barr was counsel for politically-connected international law
& Ellis . Among its other notable attorneys and alumni are Kenneth Starr, John
Bolton, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and numerous Trump administration attorneys.
K&E’s clients include sex trafficker/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and Mitt
Romney’s Bain Capital.
A strong case can be made that William Barr was as powerful and important a figure in the
Bush apparatus as any other, besides Poppy Bush himself.
Roger Casement , 5 hours ago
That's FBI lawfare: either you plead guilty of crimes you did not commit, or we frame your
son, as well as bankrupt you.
ztack3r , 4 hours ago
Mike Flynn stands for us. Going to buy guns or butter for the cause?
These consiglieres went after his son. They aren't lawyers. They are hitmen.
there is a war on america, and the DoD and men like flynn are too arrogant, dumb, and
proud to admit they have been fucked and conned deeply by men way smarter than them...
we don't need ******* brains, but killers to wage this revolution against the american
and that, what they master, they don't want to do.
if they want money, they should have learned to trade and not kill...
"... Anyone read Ronan Farrows "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence"? In one passage he describes a meeting at the State Department where they are complaining that nobody is interested in their policy prescriptions and decide that the problem is that they need some graphs. They all turn to Farrrow and look at him as he is the youngest in the meeting and figure he is the only one who would know how to do that. "Ageism" he thought. ..."
"... The problem with the mainstream media calling out Trump is that this is like the pot calling a kettle black. Trump is awful, sure. But so is the corporate media with its pro-war and neoliberal economic agenda. ..."
"... As Ian Welsh notes, the press is Trump's enemy, not the servant of the people: https://www.ianwelsh.net/the-press-is-trumps-enemy-not-the-lefts-friend/ ..."
"... RussiaRussiaRussia has been very profitable, not only personally for the talking heads in the intelligence community but for the press. Removing clearance not only hits the talking heads in the wallet, it disrupts the relation between the press and its network of anonymous sources. ..."
"... Re 2), there seems to be an element of induced demand to support the preponderance of repetitive coverage, somewhat akin to the dopamine manipulation in video games and on social media websites. Bug and feature. ..."
The Rev Kev ,
August 17, 2018 at
This author is right. I do not know if you would call what the media did a form of virtue-signalling or whatever but the net
effect is a demonstration that the media is into coordinated campaigns. I do not think that people have forgotten the "This Is
Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy" Sinclair script a few months ago. This is just more of the same.
I don't even know why they act so b***-hurt when Trump attacks their honesty. In the last few months I have seen them call him
a traitor, a gay-bitch, they have called for a military coup to unseat him, they have begged for the deep state to rescue them,
they have elevated people who are responsible for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers to the ranks of noble heroes of
the Republic. As far as I am concerned, they have made their own bed and now they can lay in it, even if they have to share it
with Donald J. Trump.
August 17, 2018 at
Big media outlets need not actually report news that affects your life and point to serious solutions for social ills. They
can just bad mouth Trump.
Substitute "The Democratic Party" for "big media outlets" and you've got another accurate picture.
Angie Neer ,
August 17, 2018 at
Yesterday when I looked at the NYT online, the big featured graphic in the center of the page, typically a photo, was a rotating
feed of Trump tweets, in headline-sized text. It struck me as a new low in the pathetic Trump-media feedback loop. It's all a
game of "made you look!"
Bill Smith ,
August 17, 2018 at
Yeah, they probably got a summer intern to do that.
Anyone read Ronan Farrows "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence"? In one passage he describes a meeting at the State Department where they are complaining that nobody is interested in their
policy prescriptions and decide that the problem is that they need some graphs. They all turn to Farrrow and look at him as he
is the youngest in the meeting and figure he is the only one who would know how to do that. "Ageism" he thought.
August 17, 2018 at
The problem with the mainstream media calling out Trump is that this is like the pot calling a kettle black. Trump is awful, sure. But so is the corporate media with its pro-war and neoliberal economic agenda.
As Ian Welsh notes, the press is Trump's enemy, not the servant of the people:
A case could be made that independent media like Naked Capitalism is doing a key public service. Not the corporate media though,
whose main objective is always to maximize advertising revenues and to impose the views of its owners, the very rich, on society.
Lambert Strether ,
August 18, 2018 at
Two random comments on this topic:
1) The best justification for giving officials formally out of government clearance on either side of the revolving
door is that you may need to call on them for advice. It seems to me that this incentivizes "intelligence" over wisdom. And for
wisdom, long experience plus open sources should be enough. (For example, if you want to call in an ex-official on North Korean
nukes, they don't really need to know the details of the latest weaponry, or Kim's weight gain, or whatever. That can be explained
to them by the customer , as needed. What's really needed is an outside voice -- the role played by an honest consultant
-- plus wisdom about power relations on the Korean peninsula. No need for clearance there.)
2) RussiaRussiaRussia has been very profitable, not only personally for the talking heads in the intelligence community but
for the press. Removing clearance not only hits the talking heads in the wallet, it disrupts the relation between the press and
its network of anonymous sources.
Enquiring Mind, August 18, 2018 at 9:02 pm
Re 2), there seems to be an element of induced demand to support the preponderance of repetitive coverage, somewhat
akin to the dopamine manipulation in video games and on social media websites. Bug and feature.
"... Few in the NC commentariat, at least from what I saw, had any problem accepting that the DNC and the Clinton campaign funded the dossier, so I’m wondering why it’s that much of a stretch to believe that the CIA might have engineered the whole thing. ..."
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The CIA Bull
in Glenn Simpson's Russia Shop Posted on January 22,
2018 by Jerri-Lynn Scofield By
John Helmer , the longest
continuously serving foreign correspondent in Russia, and the only western journalist to direct
his own bureau independent of single national or commercial ties. Helmer has also been a
professor of political science, and an advisor to government heads in Greece, the United
States, and Asia. He is the first and only member of a US presidential administration (Jimmy
Carter) to establish himself in Russia. Originally published at Dances with
In criminal trials the rule for prosecuting and defending lawyers is the same. Never ask a
witness a question unless you already know the answer. The corollary rule for defending lawyers
is – if the answer to your question will incriminate your client, don't ask it, and hope
the prosecutor fails to do his job.
Glenn Simpson, a former employee of the Wall Street Journal in New York, is currently on
trial in the US for having fabricated a dossier of allegations of Russian misconduct (bribes,
sex, blackmail, hacking) involving President Donald Trump and circulating them to the press;
the objective was to damage Trump's candidacy before the election of November 8, 2016. Simpson
was called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 22, 2017; then the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 8 and again on November 14, 2017. So
far, Simpson's veracity and business conduct face nothing more than the court of public
opinion. He has not yet been charged with criminal or civil offences. That will happen if the
evidence materializes that Simpson has been lying.
Simpson's collaborator in the dossier and his business partner, Christopher Steele, is
facing trial in the London High Court, charged with libels he and Simpson published in their
dossier. Together, they are material witnesses in two federal US court trials for defamation,
one in Miami and one in New York. If they perjure themselves giving evidence in those cases,
they are likely to face criminal indictments. If they tell the truth, they are likely to face
fresh defamation proceedings; perhaps a civil racketeering suit for fraud; maybe a false
statement prosecution under the US criminal code.
One question for them is as obvious as its answer. Who do an American ex-journalist on US
national security and an ex-British intelligence agent go to for sources on Russian undercover
operations outside Russia in general, the US in particular? Answer -- first, their friends and
contacts from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); second, their friends and contacts from
the Secret Intelligence Service or MI6, as the UK counterpart is known.
Why then did the twenty-two congressmen, the members of the House Intelligence Committee who
subpoenaed Simpson for interview, fail to pursue what information he and Steele received either
directly from the CIA or indirectly through British intelligence?
The answer noone in the US wants to say aloud is the possibility that it was the CIA which
provided Simpson and Steele with names and source materials for their dossier, creating the
evidence of a Russian plot against the US election, and generating evidence of Russian
operations. If that is what happened, then Simpson and Steele were participants in a false-flag
CIA operation in US politics.
This isn't idle speculation. It has been under investigation at the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) since Simpson and Steele decided in mid-2016 to go to the FBI to request an
investigation, and then told American press to get the FBI to confirm it was investigating. At
the fresh request this month from the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the FBI is
Simpson's appearance at the House Intelligence Committee was the sequel to his testimony
before the Senate Judiciary Committee; for that story, read this .
Simpson's three lawyers from the Washington, DC, firm of Cunningham Levy Muse, who appeared with him at the Senate and House committee hearings. From left to right, Robert Muse; Joshua Levy, and Rachel Clattenburg.
The firm's other name partner, Bryan Cunningham, was a CIA officer specializingin cyber operations.
The transcripts of the House Intelligence Committee were released last Thursday. Simpson's
first appearance was on November 8, and can be read in full here
Simpson's lawyers did all the talking; Simpson said nothing, pleading the US Constitution's
Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.
Although his lawyers repeatedly claimed during the earlier Senate Committee hearing that
Simpson was testifying voluntarily, the House Committee recorded that Simpson was compelled to
testify. "Our record today," the November 8 transcript begins, "will reflect that you have been
compelled to appear today pursuant to a subpoena issued on October 4th, 2017." Simpson then
told the Committee through his lawyers that he would plead the Fifth Amendment and not answer
any questions. The first transcript is a record of debate between Republican and Democratic
members of the Committee.
This resulted in an agreement for Simpson to testify under the subpoena but on terms his
lawyers said would limit the scope of the questions which he would agree to answer.
Steele, according to the November 8 transcript, was also summoned to testify. A British
citizen with home in Berkshire and office in London, he refused and the Committee recorded his
"noncooperation and nontestimony."
Republicans outnumber Democrats on the House Committee, 13 to 9. Just 5 Republican members
were at Simpson's November 14 appearance; 7 Democrats. The Republican committee chairman, Devin
Nunes, was absent. Release of Simpson's transcript was an initiative of the Democrats. In a
statement by their leader on the committee, Adam Schiff, the Democrats claimed
last week "thus far, Committee Republicans have refused to look into this key area and we hope
the release of this transcript will reinforce the importance of these critical questions to our
Read the November 14 testimony here
Members of the House Intelligence Committee on the podium at an open hearing inNovember 2017. From left to right: Adam Schiff (D), Michael Conaway (R),and Thomas Rooney (R).
Search the 165 pages of the transcript for the CIA, and you will find many references to the
letters, C, I and A – spe cia lize, so cia l, commer cia l, espe cia lly, asso cia tion,
finan cia l and politi cia n. There were 44 mentions of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence
(FBI); 4 mentions of "British Intelligence" – the spy agency to which Steele belonged ten
years ago – one mention each of the Israeli Mossad, the Chinese and Indian intelligence
According to Simpson, "foreign intelligence services hacking American political operations
is not that unusual, actually, and there's a lot of foreign intelligence services that play in
American elections." He mentioned the Chinese and the Indians, not the Israelis. The Mossad,
Simpson did tell the Committee, was his source for his belief that Russian intelligence has
been operating through the Jewish Orthodox Chabad movement, and the Russian Orthodox Church.
"The Orthodox church is also an arm of the Russian State now the Mossad guys used to tell me
about how the Russians were laundering money through the Orthodox church in Israel, and that it
was intelligence operations."
There are just two references in the Committee transcript to the CIA. One was a passing
remark to imply the Russians cannot "break[ing] into the CIA, [so instead] you are breaking
into, you know, places where, you know, an open society leaves open."
The second was a bombshell. It dropped during questioning by Congressman Thomas Rooney
a 3-term Republican
representative from Florida with a career as an army lawyer. Rooney asked Simpson: "Do you or
anyone else independently verify or corroborate any information in the dossier?"
Simpson replied by saying, "Yes. Well, numerous things in the dossier have been verified.
You know, I don't have access to the intelligence or law enforcement information that I see
made reference to, but, you know, things like, you know, the Russian Government has been
investigating Hillary Clinton and has a lot of information about her."
Then Simpson contradicted himself, disclosing what he had just denied. "When the original
memos came in saying that the Kremlin was mounting a specific operation to get Donald Trump
elected President , that was not what the Intelligence Community was saying. The Intelligence
Community was saying they are just seeking to disrupt our election and our political process,
and that this is sort of kind of just a generally nihilistic, you know, trouble-making
operation. And, you know, Chris turned out to be right, it was specifically designed to elect
Donald Trump President."
How did Simpson know with such confidence what the "Intelligence Community" was "saying",
and who were Simpson's and Steele's sources in the "Intelligence Community"? Rooney failed to
inquire. Instead, he and Simpson exchanged question and answer regarding the approach Simpson
and Steele made to the FBI when they delivered their dossier. In the details of that, Simpson
repeated what he had already told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Rooney then asked what contact had been made with the CIA or "any other intelligence
officials". Simpson claimed he didn't understand the question at first, then he stumbled.
http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180118/106796/HMTG-115-IG00-20180118-SD002.pdf -- page
What Simpson was concealing in the two pauses, reported in the transcript as hyphens, Rooney
did not realize. Simpson was implying that noone from Fusion GPS, his consulting company, had
been in contact with the CIA, nor him personally. But Simpson left open that Steele had been in
contact with the CIA. Rooney followed with a question about "anyone", but that was so
imprecise, Simpson recovered his confidence to say "No". That was a cover-up – and the
House Intelligence Committee let it drop noiselessly.
Intelligence community sources and colleagues who know Simpson and Steele say Simpson was
notorious at the Wall Street Journal for coming up with conspiracy theories for which the
evidence was missing or unreliable. He told the Committee that disbelief on the part of his
editors and management had been one of his reasons for leaving the newspaper. "One of the
reasons why I left the Wall Street Journal was because I wanted to write more stories about
Russian influence in Washington, D.C., on both the Democrats and the Republicans eventually the
Journal lost interest in that subject. And I was frustrated that was where I left my journalism
Left: Glenn Simpson reporter for the Wall Street Journal in 1996, promoting his book, Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics. Right: Simpson in Washington in August 2017.
When Simpson was asked "do you – did you find anything to -- that you verified as
false in the dossier, since or during?" Simpson replied: "I have not seen anything – ".
Note the hypthen, the stenographer's signal that Simpson was pausing.
"[Question]. So everything in that dossier, as far as you're concerned, is true or could be
"MR. SIMPSON: I didn't say that. What I said was it was credible at the time it came in. We
were able to corroborate various things that supported its credibility."
Sources in London are divided on the question of where Steele's sources came from –
CIA, MI6, or elsewhere. What has been clear for the year in which the dossier's contents have
been in public circulation is that the sources the dossier referred to as "Russian" were not.
For details of the
sourcing . The subsequent identification of the Maltese source Joseph Mifsud, and the
Greek-American George Papadopoulos, corroborates their lack of
direct Russian sources. Instead, the sources identified in the dossier were either
Americans, Americans of Russian ethnic origin, or Russians with no direct knowledge repeating
hearsay three or four times removed from source.
So were the allegations of the dossier manufactured by a CIA disinformation unit, and fed
back to the US through the British agent, Steele? Or were they a Simpson conspiracy theory of
the type that failed to pass veracity testing when Simpson was at the Wall Street Journal? The
House Intelligence Committee failed to inquire.
One independent clue is what financial and other links Simpson and Steele and their
consulting firms, Fusion GPS and Orbis Business Intelligence, have had with US Government
agencies other than the FBI, and what US Government contracts they were paid for, before the
Republican and Democratic Party organizations commissioned the anti-Trump job?
The House Committee has subpoenaed business records from Fusion, but Simpson's lawyers say
they will refuse to hand them over. The financial records of Steele's firm are openly
accessible through the UK government company registry, Companies House. Click to read
Because the Trump dossier work ran from the second half of 2015 to November 2016, the
financial reports of Orbis for the financial years ending March 31, 2016, and March 31, 2017,
are the primary sources. For FY 2016 and FY 2017, open this link to read.
The papers reveal that Orbis was a small firm with no more than 7 employees. Steele's
business partner and co-shareholder, Christopher Burrows, is another former MI6 spy. They had
been hoping for MI6 support of their private business, but it failed to materialize, says an
London intelligence source. "Chris Burrows is another from the same background. They all hope
to be Hakluyt [a leading commercial intelligence operation in London] but didn't get the nod on
Left: Christopher Steele; right, Christopher Burrows.
They do not report the Orbis income. Instead, for 2016 the company filings indicate
£155,171 in cash at the bank, and income of £245,017 owed by clients and
contractors. Offsetting that figure, Orbis owed £317,848 – to whom and for what
purposes is not reported. The unaudited accounts show Orbis's profit jumped from £121,046
in 2015 to £199,223 in 2016, and £441,089 in 2017.
The financial data are complicated by the operation by Steele and Burrows of a second
company, Orbis Business Intelligence International, a subsidiary they created in 2010, a year
after the parent company was formed. Follow its affairs here .
According to British press reports ,
Orbis and Steele were paid £200,000 for the dossier. Simpson told the House Intelligence
Committee the sum was much less -- $160,000 (about £114,000). Simpson's firm, he also
testified, was being paid at a rate of about $50,000 per month for a total of about $320,000.
If the British sources are more accurate than Simpson's testimony, Steele's takings from the
dossier represented roughly half the profit on the Orbis balance-sheet.
British sources also report that a US Government agency paid for Orbis to work on evidence
and allegations of corruption at the world soccer federation, Fédération
Internationale de Football (FIFA). Indictments in this case were issued by the US Department of
May 2015 , and the following
December . What role the two-partner British consultancy played in the complex
investigations by teams from the Justice Department, the FBI and also the Internal Revenue
Service is unclear. That Steele, Burrows and Orbis depended on US government sources for their
financial well-being appears to be certain.
Another reported version of the FIFA contract is that Steele, Burrows and Orbis were hired
by the British Football Association to collect materials on FIFA corruption, and provide them
to the FBI and other US investigators, and then to the press. The scheme's objective was
reportedly to advance the British bidding for the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 by discrediting the
rival bids from Russia and Qatar. Click to
read . Were MI6 and CIA sources mobilized by Orbis to feed the FBI with evidence the US
investigators were unable to turn up, or was Orbis the conduit through which disinformation
targeting Russia was fed to make it appear more credible to the FBI, and to the media?
US Congressional investigators have so far failed to notice the similarities between the
FIFA and the Trump dossier operations. Early this month two Republican members of the Senate
Judiciary Committee announced
that they have called for a Justice Department and FBI investigation of Steele for providing
false information to the FBI. The provision of the US code making lying a
federal crime requires the falsehoods occur "within the jurisdiction of the executive,
legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States." Simpson has testified
that when Steele briefed the FBI on the dossier, he did so at meetings in Rome, Italy.
Now then, Part I and this
sequel of the Simpson-Steele story having been read and thoroughly mulled over, what can the
In the short run, this case was a black job assigned by Republican Party candidates for
president, then the Democratic National Committee, for the purpose of discrediting Trump in
favour of Hillary Clinton. It failed on Election Day in 2016; the Democrats are still
In the long run, the case is a measurement of the life, or the half-life, of truth. Giuseppe
di Lampedusa wrote once that nowhere has truth so short a life as in Sicily. On his clock, that
was five minutes. He didn't know the United States, or shall we say the stretch from Washington
through New York to the North End of Boston. There, truth has an even shorter life. Scarcely a
January 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm
I pay pretty close attention to this topic and I must say I sometimes wonder if the
Russians haven’t sold the rope to the American political elite. I read all 311 pages of
Simpson’s testimony. I was struck that much of what he was “fed” by Steele
confirmed his “OMG Russia corruption” biases.
And I say “fed to him” when I’m in a generous mood, giving him the
benefit of the doubt, because usually I am of the opinion that he’s either a really
crappy CIA agent posing as a journalist or just a garden variety rat f*!@er. A black job
political operative, stitching together a few almost-believable “facts” and
out-and-out fabrications with squishy words like “collusion” and
From the embedded link in Helmer’s text above:
London due diligence firms say the record of Simpson’s firm Fusion GPS and
Steele’s Orbis Business Intelligence operations in the US has discredited them in the
due diligence market. The London experts believe the Senate Committee transcript shows
Simpson and Steele were hired for the black job of discrediting the target of their
research, Trump; did a poor job; failed in 2016; and now are engaged in bitter
recriminations against each other to avoid multi-million dollar court penalties.
A source at a London firm which is larger and better known than Steele’s Orbis
says “standard due diligence means getting to the truth. It’s confidential to
the client, and not leaked. There are also black jobs, white jobs, and red jobs. Black
means the client wants you to dig up dirt on the target, and make it look credible for
publishing in the press. White means the client wants you to clear him of the wrongdoing
which he’s being accused of in the media or the marketplace; it’s also leaked
to the press. A red job is where the client pays the due diligence firm to hire a
journalist to find out what he knows and what he’s likely to publish, in order to
bribe or stop him. The Steele dossier on Trump is an obvious black job. Too
January 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm
I read all 311 pages of Simpson’s testimony. I was struck that much of what he was
“fed” by Steele confirmed his “OMG Russia corruption” biases.
Same here, but not just about what he was fed by Steele. Simpson claimed to have done some
of his own research and said it was consistent with what he got from Steele.
I’m about three-quarters of the way through the transcript of Simpson’s
interrogation by the House Intelligence Committee, and I’ve read all 312 pages of the
Senate Judiciary Committee transcript, which bears little resemblance to what was reported in
the major media – shocking, I know.
Among the “bombshells” the mainstream reported was “proof” that it
wasn’t the dossier that launched the FBI’s investigation of Trump, and therefore
the dossier couldn’t have been used as justification for a FISA warrant. A bigger
bombshell, which of course none of them mentioned, is that Simpson, with his client’s
consent, was secretly briefing Clinton-friendly reporters on information from Steele’s
memos, and they used it to write stories based on “unnamed sources.” He even
admitted that he didn’t verify the information before feeding it to the media, said he
didn’t feel he needed to, because it came from a trustworthy source. Where have we
heard that before?
Few in the NC commentariat, at least from what I saw, had any problem accepting that the
DNC and the Clinton campaign funded the dossier, so I’m wondering why it’s that
much of a stretch to believe that the CIA might have engineered the whole thing. It’s
well-established that the State Department often acts as a cover for the CIA, and the agency
under Secretary Clinton had a strong anti-Russia faction that’s on the record as
meddling in Ukraine’s presidential election. And how much doubt could there be that
both Clintons kept the CIA connections they made while in office?
Then there was the whole “Grizzly Steppe” report just before Trump’s
inauguration, presented as a consensus among “17 intelligence agencies” that the
Russians “hacked the election” to help Trump win.
I’m not 100-percent convinced that U.S. intelligence was behind the dossier, but
it’s enough of a possibility that I’m not writing it off as some nutty
January 23, 2018 at 4:16 am
Few in the NC commentariat, at least from what I saw, had any problem accepting that
the DNC and the Clinton campaign funded the dossier, so I’m wondering why it’s
that much of a stretch to believe that the CIA might have engineered the whole
FWIW this NC commenter has never had any problem believing that this may be the case. In
fact I am fairly certain that it is the case, although from what I understand the FBI and MI6
were also involved.
Adding: Heh. I posted this before looking at Rev Kev’s link to the Raimondo article,
which comes to the same conclusions. Interesting times!
January 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm
I believe that Seth Abramson or someone put photographs to the Steele dossier showing
people in the places & at the times delineated in the Steele dossier.
From the very first Steele said he would not & could not reveal his sources. It was from
the first indicated that it would be to the FBI & CIA to discover.
He said he believed that his sources were credible.
When I was studying Intelligence services the CIA was said to be the private army of the CIA.
These days I don’t know exactly who the CIA works for, or answers to.
I certainly don’t think well of the CIA believing they are wrapped up working for their
Front businesses more than focusing on the mission of spying in the interests of the American
Of private intelligence companies I get what I can from IHS Jane’s.
That the CIA lost 20 assets, human beings, in China for incompetent secret communications
methods would lead professionals to withhold as much of identities as possible.
For awhile there I believe Steele was worried about his own health.
David Corn at Mother Jones was reticent to break the story.
So now what I see to look for is what Steele said needed to be done, & that being what
Mueller is doing at the behest of the DOJ.
The US has been at war, albeit Hybrid war since the imposition of sanctions for their
violations of international law as regarded the annexation of Crimea & the attack on the
Sanctions are Economic Warfare.
That the US feels the right to engage in warfare of any kind Economic or Hot over violations
of International Law leads me to believe that the UN will fail to prevent the apocalyptic
But that as regards Trump becomes neither here nor there, correct?
The Rev Kev ,
January 23, 2018 at 12:29 am
Justin Raimondo has weighed in on this story at https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/01/22/russsia-gate-implodes/
and he does not sound like a happy camper.
John Gilberts ,
January 24, 2018 at 12:25 am
William Binney, former NSA technical official and whistleblower, comments on the FISA
memo, that has apparently just been released. Obviously, a major development in
William Binney Exposes Secret FISA Memo
You think that a guy who has been repeatedly rebuked by the Department of Justice Inspector
General for violating DOJ and FBI policies and procedures would have the grace to be silent.
You would be wrong. Jim Comey has anointed himself as the Jesus Christ of America. Only Jim is
wise and good. Only Jimmy can save us from that anti-Christ, Donald Trump.
And Comey's latest? Trump's a narcissist. Being called a narcissist by Jim Comey is akin to
being accused of having sex with underage girls by the late Jeffrey Epstein. Jim Comey tweeted
out the following today (Sunday):
James Comey Verified account @
Comey 4h 4 hours ago
It's Sunday morning. A devastating hurricane is approaching. A gunman just slaughtered
innocents in Texas. But the President of the United States is wasting time airing personal
grievances and live-Tweeting Fox. Narcissism is not leadership. America deserves better. Could
not agree more. Except the narcissist in Chief is not Trump. It is you, Jimmy Comey. It was not
Donald Trump who overstepped his authority and read out a detailed list of charges against
Hillary Clinton. It was not Donald Trump that sat on the news that Anthony "Little Dick"
Weiner's laptop contained more classified Hillary emails. It was not Donald Trump who then
belatedly announced the discovery of said emails.
Jimmy Comey has achieved new lows in smug sanctimony. His self-righteous bullshit has passed
the point of tiresome. It is just annoying. I spoke with a retired FBI buddy today. He was one
of the first ones detailed to CIA Headquarters in the late 1990s in an effort to improve
inter-agency coordination (and that mission failed in large measure because of the behavior of
another narcissist, the CIA Chief of Alec Station). He was beyond sad and embarrassed at the
spectacle and conduct of Jim Comey. My friend told me that he used to happily introduce himself
as a "retired FBI agent." No longer. He simply says that he worked for the Government and tries
to avoid saying anything about having served with the FBI. The big hammer is still to drop and
Comey is not likely to walk away a free man. He lied to a Federal Court. He needs to be held
Posted at 08:52 AM in Larry Johnson ,
03 September 2019 at 11:22 AM
Trey Gowdy also long warned us about the self-annointed Saint James Comey. I sense a trend
among knowledgable pundits.
Rob Naardin ,
04 September 2019 at 11:00 AM
I can't wait to see the dark forces of the deep state in bright orange prison jumpsuits.
Diana C ,
04 September 2019 at 11:40 AM
"Being called a narcissist by Jim Comey is akin to being accused of having sex with underage
girls by the late Jeffrey Epstein."
As usual, your analogy here is spot on. I'm still giggling.
My literary analogy would have been that Comey is the very inept Walter Mitty of today's
America. He does imagine himself as the "voice crying in the wilderness."
It sounds, however like a braying donkey wanting some attention. He was one of the
Democrats' "useful idiots." Too bad they didn't realize that they might actually get a
"... But what happens when those "standards of excellence" lead to 20 years of fighting unwinnable wars on the peripheries of the planet? When do habits and practices turn into mental stagnation? ..."
"... You know when it comes to generals, whether they're Marines, whether they're Army, whether they're Mattis who's supposedly this "warrior monk," these guys talk tactics and then claim it's strategy. What they consider to be strategic thinking really is just tactical thinking on a broad scale . I think the biggest problem with all the four-star generals are they're "how" thinkers not "if" thinkers. ..."
"... This inability of America's elites (including its generals) to grapple with strategic concepts is a result of the United States' post-Cold War unipolar moment. When there's only one superpower, geopolitics and the need for international balancing fall by the wayside. ..."
"... Mattis, like virtually all of his four-star peers, is a reactionary, fighting every day against the forces of change in modern warfare ..."
"... "[W]hen you shave it all down, his problem with being the epitome of establishment Washington is that he sees the alliance as the end, not as a means to an end," says Davis. "The means should be to the end of improving American security and supporting our interests." ..."
"... "By clinging to unsustainable military solutions from the distant past, he has condemned future generations of soldiers and marines to repeat disasters like Pickett's Charge," says Macgregor. ..."
Last week, The Wall Street Journal published a lengthy
op-ed written by former secretary of defense James Mattis, his first public statement since
his resignation in December. The article is adopted from his forthcoming book, Call Sign
Chaos: Learning to Lead , out this week.
The former Pentagon chief opens a window into his decision making process, explaining that
accepting President Trump's nomination was part of his lifelong devotion to public service:
"When the president asks you to do something, you don't play Hamlet on the wall, wringing your
hands. So long as you are prepared, you say yes." Mattis's two years at DoD capped off 44 years
in the Marine Corps, where he gained a popular following as a tough and scholarly leader.
Mattis received widespread praise from the foreign policy establishment when he resigned in
protest over President Trump's directive for a full U.S. military withdrawal from Syria and a
partial withdrawal from Afghanistan. "When my concrete solutions and strategic advice,
especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated, it was time to resign, despite
the limitless joy I felt serving alongside our troops in defense of our Constitution," he
But did Mattis really offer "concrete solutions and strategic advice" regarding America's
two decades of endless war? spoke with four military experts, all veterans, who painted a very
different picture of the man called "Mad Dog."
"I think over time, in General Mattis's case a little over 40 years, if you spend that many
years in an institution, it is extremely hard not to get institutionalized," says Gil
Barndollar, military fellow-in-residence at the Catholic University of America's Center for the
Study of Statesmanship. Barndollar served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and
deployed twice to Afghanistan. "In my experiences, there are not too many iconoclasts or really
outside-the-box people in the higher ranks of the U.S. military."
It's just that sort of institutionalized thinking that makes the political establishment
love Mattis. "[A] person with an institutional mind-set has a deep reverence for the
organization he has joined and how it was built by those who came before. He understands that
institutions pass down certain habits, practices and standards of excellence," wrote David
Brooks in a hagiographic New York Times column .
But what happens when those "standards of excellence" lead to 20 years of fighting
unwinnable wars on the peripheries of the planet? When do habits and practices turn into mental
"The problem is, from at least the one-star the whole way through, for the last two decades,
you've seen them do nothing but just repeat the status quo over and over," observes Lieutenant
Colonel Daniel L. Davis, a senior fellow at Defense Priorities, who served 21 years in the U.S.
Army and deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. "I mean every single general that was in
charge of Afghanistan said almost the same boilerplate thing every time they came in (which was
nearly one a year). You see the same results, nothing changed."
"And if those guys took someone from a major to a two-star general, we'd probably have a lot
of better outcomes," he adds.
Major Danny Sjursen, who served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, agrees:
You know when it comes to generals, whether they're Marines, whether they're Army, whether
they're Mattis who's supposedly this "warrior monk," these guys talk tactics and then claim
it's strategy. What they consider to be strategic thinking really is just tactical thinking
on a broad scale . I think the biggest problem with all the four-star generals are they're
"how" thinkers not "if" thinkers.
Barndollar says: "The vast majority of military leaders, up to and including generals at the
three-, four-star level, are not operating at the strategic level, in terms of what that word
means in military doctrine. They're not operating at the level of massive nation-state
resources and alliances and things like that. They're at the operational level or often even at
the tactical level."
This inability of America's elites (including its generals) to grapple with strategic
concepts is a result of the United States' post-Cold War unipolar moment. When there's only one
superpower, geopolitics and the need for international balancing fall by the wayside.
The only component of national security policy Mattis discusses in his op-ed is America's
system of alliances, which he believes is the key to our preeminence on the world stage.
"Returning to a strategic stance that includes the interests of as many nations as we can make
common cause with, we can better deal with this imperfect world we occupy together," he
"Mattis, like virtually all of his four-star peers, is a reactionary, fighting every day
against the forces of change in modern warfare," counters Colonel Douglas Macgregor, who served
28 years in the U.S. Army. "He lives in denial of the technological breakthroughs that make the
World War II force structure (that he as SecDef insisted on funding) an expensive tribute to
Mattis muses that the Department of Defense "budget [is] larger than the GDPs of all but two
dozen countries." Yet having acknowledged that disparity, how can such underpowered foreign
nations possibly contribute to American security?
"He has that line in there about bringing as many guns as possible to a gun fight. What are
those guns?" asked Barndollar. For example, the British Royal Navy is the United States' most
significant allied naval force. But the United Kingdom has
only seven vessels stationed in the Persian Gulf and they're "stretched to the absolute
limit to do that."
"Our problem has been double-edged," says Davis of America's reliance on others. "On the one
hand, we try to bludgeon a lot of our allies to do what we want irrespective of their interests
as an asset. And then simultaneously, especially in previous administrations, we've almost gone
too far [in] the other direction: 'we'll subordinate our interests for yours.'"
"[W]hen you shave it all down, his problem with being the epitome of establishment
Washington is that he sees the alliance as the end, not as a means to an end," says Davis. "The
means should be to the end of improving American security and supporting our interests."
Mattis's view is the old Einstein adage: "doing the same thing over and over again and
expecting a different result is the definition of insanity." Well that's all he's proposed.
He has no new or creative solutions. For him, it's stay the course, more of the same, stay in
place, fight the terrorists, maintain the illegitimate and corrupt governments that we back.
That's what he's been talking about for 18 years. It's all the same interventionist dogma
that's failed us over and over again since September 12, 2001.
"In the two years he was in office, what did he do that changed anything? He was a caretaker
of the status quo. That's the bottom line," says Davis, adding, "you need somebody in that job
especially that is willing to take some chances and some risk and is willing to honestly look
at 18 consecutive years of failure and say, 'We're not doing that anymore. We're going to do
something different.' And that just never happened."
Barndollar is more generous in his estimation of Mattis: "He needs to be lauded for standing
for his principles, ultimately walking away when he decided he could no longer execute U.S.
national security policy. I give him all the credit for that, for doing it I think in a
relatively good manner, and for trying to do his best to stay above the fray and refuse to be
dragged in at a partisan level to this point."
Mattis ends his Wall Street Journal op-ed by recounting a vignette from the 2010
Battle of Marjah, where he spoke with two soldiers on the front lines and in good cheer. But
his story didn't sit well with Sjursen, who says it encapsulates Mattis' inability to ask the
bigger questions: "He never talks about how those charming soldiers with the can-do attitude
maybe shouldn't have been there at all. Maybe the mission that they were asked to do was
ill-informed, ill-advised, and potentially unwinnable."
All this suggests that a fair evaluation of Mattis is as a soldier who is intelligent but
unoriginal. A homegrown patriot, but one who'd like to plant the Stars and Stripes in Central
Asia forever. A public servant, but one who would rather resign than serve the cause of
"By clinging to unsustainable military solutions from the distant past, he has condemned
future generations of soldiers and marines to repeat disasters like Pickett's Charge," says
Hunter DeRensis is a reporter for The National Interest . Follow him on
If you want a vision of the future, don't imagine "a boot stamping on a human face -- for
ever," as Orwell suggested in 1984 . Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized
into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image
has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA") and its
"innovation ecosystem" of "academic, corporate, and governmental partners."
The screen of this futuristic device will offer a virtually unlimited range of
"non-divisive" and "hate-free" content, none of which will falsify or distort the "truth," or
in any way deviate from "reality." Western consumers will finally be free to enjoy an
assortment of news, opinion, entertainment, and educational content (like this Guardian
podcast about a man who
gave birth , or MSNBC's latest bombshell about
Donald Trump's secret Russian oligarch backers ) without having their enjoyment totally
ruined by discord-sowing alternative journalists like Aaron Maté or satirists like
"Fake news" will not appear on this screen. All the news will be "authentic." DARPA and its
partners will see to that. You won't have to worry about being "influenced" by Russians, Nazis,
conspiracy theorists, socialists, populists, extremists, or whomever. Such Persons of Malicious
Intent will still be able to post their content (because of "freedom of speech" and all that
stuff), but they will do so down in the sewers of the Internet where normal consumers won't
have to see it. Anyone who ventures down there looking for it (i.e., such "divisive" and
"polarizing" content) will be immediately placed on an official DARPA watchlist for "potential
extremists," or "potential white supremacists," or "potential Russians."
Once that happens, their lives will be over (i.e., the lives of the potentially extremist
fools who have logged onto whatever dark web platform will still be posting essays like this,
not the lives of the Persons of Malicious Intent, who never had any lives to begin with, and
who by that time will probably be operating out of some heavily armed, off-the-grid compound in
Idaho). Their schools, employers, and landlords will be notified. Their photos and addresses
will be published online. Anyone who ever said two words to them (or, God help them, appears in
a photograph with them) will have 24 hours to publicly denounce them, or be placed on
DARPA’s watchlist themselves.
The Alarmist ,
September 4, 2019 at 9:02 am GMT
@El Dato Dude, you watch RT? You may as well go turn yourself in at the local Federal
The Alarmist ,
September 4, 2019 at 9:03 am GMT
I’d laugh, if this was actually satire and not the reality unfolding before our very
Assistant US Attorney Fernando Campoamor-Sanchez told jurors that Craig's status as a very
experienced Washington attorney meant that he should have known better than to lie.
"It doesn't get more experienced than Mr. Craig," said Campoamor-Sanchez. "He's a man of
position. He's very careful about what he does and how he does it."
Still, Campoamor-Sanchez added, Craig chose to conceal information in order to prevent
potentially damaging details about his firm's work with Ukraine from surfacing . He said
those details included payment arrangements for the report, which allowed the bulk of
Skadden's more than $4 million fee to be provided by a wealthy Ukrainian businessman
sympathetic to Yanukovych's government.
Ukraine's Ministry of Justice stated publicly in 2012 that it had agreed to pay Skadden
about $12,000 for its work . Although Craig and his law firm did tell the FARA unit about the
third-party payer situation, it declined to reveal the particular individual because he
didn't want his identity disclosed. Much of the money Skadden received for the report was
wired through a bank account in Cyprus controlled by former Trump campaign manager Paul
The core of the US Government's case revolved around emails between Craig and a New York
Times journalist, along with a hand-delivered copy of the Ukraine report to the
journalist's Washington home prior to it being made public. Craig wrote that the Ukrainians
"have determined" that the reporter should be allowed an exclusive first look at the report.
Craig also offered to discuss the report.
Jurors also heard testimony from former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, who cooperated
under a plea deal. Gates, during his work for Manafort's consulting firm, helped facilitate
third-party payments to Skadden for its report.
At that time, both Manafort and Gates were advising Yanukovych, whom they helped get
The government attempted to use Gates's testimony to paint Craig as a willing participant
in the public relations plan for the Skadden report. But Craig's defense team cited Gates's
past crimes, conspiracy and lying to federal investigators, to discredit his testimony.
" He is, in plain and simple terms, a con artist ," Murphy said during closing arguments.
"This is a man who will do anything to get probation." -
In January, Skadden turned over $4.6 million it made in Ukraine in a deal struck with the
Justice Department. The firm admitted that it should have registered for its 2012 and 2013
work, and that Craig made "false and misleading oral and written statements."
DEDA CVETKO , 10 minutes ago
Kan , 21 minutes ago
What a difference a president makes! You work for Trump - you are guilty as hell. You work
for Clintons and Obamas, innocent, your honor.
The Deep State meets the American Justice. And they all lived happily everafter.
Macho Latte , 30 minutes ago
Did Bidens son register as a foreign representative after joining the Ukraine gas board
for all those shekels before the color revolution party the CIA threw over there in crimea
with british intel?
Does schumer register as a dual citizen and foreign agent he swore loyalty too when he got
the citizenship in a foreign country? how about the other hundreds of isrhll foreign agents
and dual citizens in congress and senate.. Lets not even talk about the CFR that holds every
single position of power in Washington and is your deep state...
Are any of these people registered foreign agents? Hmm... still napping waiting for an
american to show up and dismantle this crazy in DC.
The 74-year-old Craig, a former top legal adviser to both Bill Clinton and Obama
"... Last Friday, August 30th, Sidney Powell filed a brief with the District Court in the District of Columbia laying out in exquisite detail the misconduct of the Mueller prosecutors, who have withheld exculpatory evidence. The document is still behind a pay wall (Pacer). But let me share with you some of the salient points of this filing: ..."
"... Likewise, the prosecutors did not produce evidence of Weissmann's and Ahmad's relationship and work with Bruce Ohr on transmitting the corrupt information to the FBI, and the numerous 302s resulting from the interviews of Bruce Ohr by the second agent. ..."
"... This case, involving Adam Lovinger, is related to issues involving Mr. Flynn, as Mr. Lovinger was wrongly charged (and secretly cleared) after blowing the whistle on the fraudulent payments to FBI/CIA/DOD operative Stefan Halper -- a central figure in the government's targeting and intelligence abuses of the last several years -- including against Mr. Flynn. ..."
"... Got that? The Mueller prosecutors lied about what the investigation of Mr. Lovinger concluded. He did NOT, repeat NOT, "yield any classified or sensitive information. " But Mueller's team of hacks, disgraceful pieces of excrement, took out the word, "NOT". ..."
"... How in the hell does Goldman know what is in those "transcripts"? He was told. ..."
"... But there is a broader, more important point--Michael Flynn's conversation with the Russian Ambassador was not illegal. It was not improper. He could discuss whatever he wanted to discuss as the incoming National Security Advisor for Donald Trump. This was a false claim by the Mueller Prosecutors. ..."
"... If the Mueller team, what is left of it, was confident of their position, they would not have leaked this story to the New York Times hack, Goldman. This is a sign of desperation and panic. ..."
"... Knowing what we know about Judge Sullivan, who is in charge of the Michael Flynn case, he is likely to be furious by this bald lying by Mueller's hacks. ..."
"... On another front of the Russiagate affair, per a Monsieur America Twitter thread, Loretta Lynch in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee has absolved herself of any involvement in the FISA warrant on Carter Page. https://twitter.com/MonsieurAmerica/status/1168885394269564928 ..."
"... Now the rats are throwing their subordinates under the sinking ship. Good to know the grandma AG had time to meet Hillary's husband on the tarmac but no time to be briefed about "foreign interference" in our election. I can't wait to hear Obama's excuse. ..."
"... Flynn may have been set up and lied to right and left, BUT... how did he get three stars? He comes across in this as a victim and a dummy. ..."
The short answer to the title of this article--YES!!
Michael Flynn's new lawyer, Sidney Powell, is a honey badger. If you do not know anything about honey badgers I encourage you
to watch the documentary, Honey Badgers, Master's of Mayhem . They tear
the testicles off of lions. And it sure looks like Ms. Powell is emasculating prosecutor Andrew Weisman.
Last Friday, August 30th, Sidney Powell filed a brief with the District Court in the District of Columbia laying out in exquisite
detail the misconduct of the Mueller prosecutors, who have withheld exculpatory evidence. The document is still behind a pay wall
(Pacer). But let me share with you some of the salient points of this filing:
The government's most stunning suppression of evidence is perhaps the text messages of Peter Srzok and Lisa Page. In July of 2017,
(now over two years ago), the Inspector General of the Department of Justice advised Special Counsel of the extreme bias in the now
infamous text messages of these two FBI employees. Mr. Van Grack did not produce a single text messages to the defense until March
13, 2018, when he gave them a link to then-publicly available messages.14
Mr. Van Grack and Ms. Ahmad, among other things, did not disclose that FBI Agent Strzok had been fired from the Special Counsel
team as its lead agent almost six months earlier because of his relationship with Deputy Director McCabe's Counsel -- who had also
been on the Special Counsel team -- and because of their text messages and conduct. One would think that more than a significant
subset of those messages had to have been shared by the Inspector General of the Department of Justice with Special Counsel to warrant
such a high-level and immediate personnel change.
Indeed, Ms. Page left the Department of Justice because of her conduct, and Agent Strzok was terminated from the FBI because of
Likewise, the prosecutors did not produce evidence of Weissmann's and Ahmad's relationship and work with Bruce Ohr on transmitting
the corrupt information to the FBI, and the numerous 302s resulting from the interviews of Bruce Ohr by the second agent.
The Government's misconduct was not limited to General Flynn. Ms. Powell describes in detail how the Government lied in another
case related to General Flynn:
In yet another recent demonstration of egregious government misconduct, the government completely changed the meaning of exculpatory
information in a declassified version of a report -- by omitting the word "not." This case, involving Adam Lovinger, is related
to issues involving Mr. Flynn, as Mr. Lovinger was wrongly charged (and secretly cleared) after blowing the whistle on the fraudulent
payments to FBI/CIA/DOD operative Stefan Halper -- a central figure in the government's targeting and intelligence abuses of the
last several years -- including against Mr. Flynn.
Mr. Lovinger had been an analyst at the Pentagon for more than ten years when he was detailed to the White House at then-National
Security Advisor Flynn's request. Mr. Lovinger voiced concerns internally regarding the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment for prioritizing
academic reports (one of which was written by Stefan Halper) at the expense of real threat assessments. He was recalled to the Pentagon,
accused of mishandling sensitive information, stripped of his security clearance, and suspended. As it turned out, the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service conducted a thorough examination of his electronic devices, but "[a]gents found no evidence he leaked to the
press, as charged, or that he was a counterintelligence risk.
Even though the investigation exonerated Mr. Lovinger of these charges a full month before Mr. Lovinger's hearing, the government
did not reveal to Mr. Lovinger's attorneys that this investigation occurred.17 Even worse, the declassified version of the NCIS left
out a crucial "not". It read that the investigation "did yield any classified or sensitive information,"18 when the truth was the
investigation "did not yield any classified or sensitive information."19 The declassified version omitted the word "not."
Got that? The Mueller prosecutors lied about what the investigation of Mr. Lovinger concluded. He did NOT, repeat NOT, "yield
any classified or sensitive information. " But Mueller's team of hacks, disgraceful pieces of excrement, took out the word, "NOT".
Now here is where it gets interesting. Sidney Powell filed her document on Friday night (30 August). She also submitted a sealed
portion detailing how the Mueller team has lied about the evidence. I have seen one of the affidavits she filed. I will not say who
or what it contained other than to expose specific details how Michael Flynn's Fourth Amendment rights were violated. But the prosecutors
ran immediately to Adam Goldman of the New York Times as leaked this sealed information.
Adam wrote an article the same day and "reported" the following:
Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, the president's first national security adviser, escalated their attacks on prosecutors on Friday,
recycling unfounded conspiratorial accusations in a last-ditch bid to delay his sentencing in a case in which he has twice admitted
The move could anger Emmet G. Sullivan, the federal judge who will sentence Mr. Flynn. The filings could magnify any doubts
by Judge Sullivan about whether Mr. Flynn truly accepts responsibility for his crime of lying to the F.B.I. and whether he fulfilled
his cooperation agreement with the government in one of the lingering cases brought by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller
In a pair of filings, Mr. Flynn's lawyers made clear that they view him as a victim of prosecutorial misconduct, amplifying
right-wing theories about a so-called deep state of government bureaucrats working to undermine President Trump. The defense lawyers
accused prosecutors of engaging in "pernicious" conduct in Mr. Flynn's case, saying they had been "manipulating or controlling
the press to their advantage to extort that plea."
Yet, when you read the full filing by Ms. Powell, not a single "unfounded conspiratorial accusation" is discussed. The prosecutors
gave that protected information to Goldman.
Worse, the prosecutors gave Goldman information from the NSA intercepts of Michael Flynn's conversation with the Russian Ambassador.
So far, the Mueller team of miscreants have refused to turn over this material to Michael Flynn's lawyer. But they shared it with
Goldman, who wrote:
"We must have access to that information to represent our client consistently with his constitutional rights and our ethical
obligations," Mr. Flynn's lawyers wrote.
The classified transcripts of the calls make clear that the two men discussed sanctions at length and that Mr. Flynn was highly
unlikely to have forgotten those details when questioned by the F.B.I., several former United States officials familiar with the
documents have said. It was clear, the officials said, that sanctions were the only thing Mr. Flynn wanted to talk about with
Mr. Flynn's lawyers also suggested in the filing that the government had exculpatory material, but it is not clear if they
consider the transcripts to be that material. Some conservatives have embraced a theory that Mr. Flynn's nonchalance in the F.B.I.
interview, which agents documented because it seemed at odds with how blatantly he was lying, was exonerating.
How in the hell does Goldman know what is in those "transcripts"? He was told.
But there is a broader, more important point--Michael Flynn's conversation with the Russian Ambassador was not illegal. It
was not improper. He could discuss whatever he wanted to discuss as the incoming National Security Advisor for Donald Trump. This
was a false claim by the Mueller Prosecutors.
If the Mueller team, what is left of it, was confident of their position, they would not have leaked this story to the New
York Times hack, Goldman. This is a sign of desperation and panic.
Knowing what we know about Judge Sullivan, who is in charge of the Michael Flynn case, he is likely to be furious by this
bald lying by Mueller's hacks.
Should be an interesting week ahead. Sidney Powell will probably be feasting on a heaping plate of prosecutor balls. Like the
Honey Badger, she is ripping them a new one.
Posted at 10:27 PM in Larry Johnson
, Russiagate |
03 September 2019 at 11:24 AM
Year of the Woman finally finds the right woman. I'm with her.
03 September 2019 at 12:05 PM
What were Flynn's previous attorneys doing? They got him to cop the plea deal.
Larry Johnson -> Jack... ,
03 September 2019 at 12:34 PM
They were incompetents. They should be sued for malpractice and disbarred. They helped serve up General Flynn and he trusted them.
That's now water under the bridge. Sidney Powell is a force to be reckoned with.
Don Schmeling said in reply to Jack... ,
03 September 2019 at 06:40 PM
They might have been too scared of what Mueller would do to them if they put up a good case for Flynn.
Factotum said in reply to Don Schmeling... ,
03 September 2019 at 09:22 PM
I think the same thing happened to George Popadopoulos who had his lawyers roll over and play dead before Mueller.
You need to find Lawyers who are not afraid of the system, or are in bed with the system.
The "confession" they got Papadopolus to sign made no sense and almost looked like it had been altered after Papadopolus had already
signed his name. There were a series of very disjointed and irrelevant statements of facts, to which Papadopolus agreed they were
jd hawkins said in reply to Factotum... ,
04 September 2019 at 04:15 AM
Then pow at the very end was basically a confession he had violated the Logan Act.
None of the prior statements supported this conclusion, but as the cherry on top of his "confession" was the claim he engaged
in policy level discussions with the very highest Russian higher ups while Obama was still President. (Was he ever in this role
- hard to remember?).
That always struck me as a very weird "confession - but there is was with Papadolopus's signature on it, and accepted by the
deep state investigating authorities.
This "confession" deserves a re-read in light of what we are learning now about the set-up and ambush mentality of the deep
I'm in your 'Amen' corner on this.
ex PFC Chuck ,
03 September 2019 at 05:38 PM
On another front of the Russiagate affair, per a Monsieur America Twitter thread, Loretta Lynch in testimony before the House
Judiciary Committee has absolved herself of any involvement in the FISA warrant on Carter Page.
ex PFC Chuck ... ,
03 September 2019 at 06:54 PM
Now the rats are throwing their subordinates under the sinking ship. Good to know the grandma AG had time to meet Hillary's
husband on the tarmac but no time to be briefed about "foreign interference" in our election. I can't wait to hear Obama's excuse.
Ghost Ship ,
03 September 2019 at 07:30 PM
JamesT -> Ghost Ship... ,
04 September 2019 at 12:35 AM
did yield any classified or sensitive information
Logically just doesn't make sense - it's almost as if the person editing the NCIS report decided he didn't like doing what he
asked to do and produced a piece of text that only really made sense with a "not" in it. Either that, or he was actually an idiot.
Or the mangled language was used to let them claim it was accidental ... "gosh, we just made an honest mistake".
04 September 2019 at 12:01 AM
Flynn may have been set up and lied to right and left, BUT... how did he get three stars? He comes across in this as a victim
and a dummy.
He should have known that the FBI NEVER interviews people honestly. The agents told him that he didn't need a lawyer so he
didn't call one. That's just massive stupid.
Cops I know have told me to NEVER talk to police without a lawyer present. How come the former head of the DIA didn't know
"... It must again be emphasized: It is hard, if not impossible, to think of a more toxic allegation in American presidential history than the one leveled against candidate, and then president, Donald Trump that he "colluded" with the Kremlin in order to win the 2016 presidential election -- and, still more, that Vladimir Putin's regime, "America's No. 1 threat," had compromising material on Trump that made him its "puppet." Or a more fraudulent accusation. ..."
"... Was it plausible, for example, that Trump, a longtime owner and operator of international hotels, would commit an indiscreet act in a Moscow hotel that he did not own or control? Or that, as Steele also claimed, high-level Kremlin sources had fed him damning anti-Trump information even though their vigilant boss, Putin, wanted Trump to win the election? ..."
"... Nor was Russian "meddling" in the election anything akin to a "digital Pearl Harbor," as widely asserted, and it was certainly far less and less intrusive than President Bill Clinton's political and financial "interference" undertaken to assure the reelection of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1996. ..."
"... Nonetheless, Russiagate's core allegation persists, like a legend, in American political life -- in media commentary, in financial solicitations by some Democratic candidates for Congress, and, as is clear from my own discussions, in the minds of otherwise well-informed people. The only way to dispel, to excoriate, such a legend is to learn and expose how it began -- by whom, when, and why. ..."
"... Why did Western intelligence agencies, prompted, it seems clear, by US ones, seek to undermine Trump's presidential campaign? ..."
"... the repeatedly hapless Comey seems incapable of having initiated such an audacious operation against a presidential candidate, still less a president-elect. As I have long suggested, John Brennan and James Clapper, head of the CIA and Office of National Intelligence under Obama respectively, are the more likely culprits. ..."
"... First and foremost, Russiagate is about the present and future of the American political system, not about Russia. (Indeed, as I have repeatedly argued, there is very little, if any, Russia in Russiagate.) ..."
"... At every "debate" or comparable forum, all of the Democratic candidates should be asked about this grave threat to American democracy -- what they think about what happened and would do about it if elected president. Consider it health care for our democracy. ..."
It must again be emphasized: It is hard, if not impossible, to think of a more toxic
allegation in American presidential history than the one leveled against candidate, and then
president, Donald Trump that he "colluded" with the Kremlin in order to win the 2016
presidential election -- and, still more, that Vladimir Putin's regime, "America's No. 1
threat," had compromising material on Trump that made him its "puppet." Or a more fraudulent
Even leaving aside the misperception
that Russia is the primary threat to America in world affairs, no aspect of this allegation has
turned out to be true, as should have been evident from the outset. Major aspects of the now
infamous Steele Dossier, on which much of the allegation was based, were themselves not merely
"unverified" but plainly implausible.
Was it plausible, for example, that Trump, a longtime owner and operator of
international hotels, would commit an indiscreet act in a Moscow hotel that he did not own or
control? Or that, as Steele also claimed, high-level Kremlin sources had fed him damning
anti-Trump information even though their vigilant boss, Putin, wanted Trump to win the
election? Nonetheless, the American mainstream media and other important elements of the
US political establishment relied on Steele's allegations for nearly three years, even
heroizing him -- and some still do, explicitly or implicitly.
Not surprisingly, former special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of "collusion"
between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. No credible evidence has been produced that
Russia's "interference" affected the result of the 2016 presidential election in any
significant way. Nor was Russian "meddling" in the election anything akin to a "digital
Pearl Harbor," as widely asserted, and it was certainly far less and less intrusive than
President Bill Clinton's political and financial "interference" undertaken to assure the
reelection of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1996.
Nonetheless, Russiagate's core allegation persists, like a legend, in American political
life -- in media commentary, in financial solicitations by some Democratic candidates for
Congress, and, as is clear from my own discussions, in the minds of otherwise well-informed
people. The only way to dispel, to excoriate, such a legend is to learn and expose how it began
-- by whom, when, and why.
Officially, at least in the FBI's version, its operation "Crossfire Hurricane," the
counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign that began in mid-2016 was due to
suspicious remarks made to visitors by a young and lowly Trump aide, George Papadopoulos. This
too is not believable, as I pointed out previously .
Most of those visitors themselves had ties to Western intelligence agencies. That is, the young
Trump aide was being enticed, possibly entrapped, as part of a larger intelligence operation
against Trump. (Papadopoulos wasn't the only Trump associate targeted, Carter Page being
But the question remains: Why did Western intelligence agencies, prompted, it seems
clear, by US ones, seek to undermine Trump's presidential campaign? A reflexive answer
might be because candidate Trump promised to "cooperate with Russia," to pursue a
pro-détente foreign policy, but this was hardly a startling, still less subversive,
advocacy by a would-be Republican president. All of the major pro-détente episodes in
the 20th century had been initiated by Republican presidents: Eisenhower, Nixon, and
So, again, what was it about Trump that so spooked the spooks so far off their rightful
reservation and so intrusively into American presidential politics? Investigations being
overseen by Attorney General William Barr may provide answers -- or not. Barr has already
leveled procedural charges against James Comey, head of the FBI under President Obama and
briefly under President Trump, but the repeatedly hapless Comey seems incapable of having
initiated such an audacious operation against a presidential candidate, still less a
president-elect. As I have long suggested, John Brennan and James Clapper, head of the CIA and
Office of National Intelligence under Obama respectively, are the more likely
The FBI is no longer the fearsome organization it once was and thus not hard to investigate,
as Barr has already shown. The others, particularly the CIA, are a different matter, and Barr
has suggested they are resisting. To investigate them, particularly the CIA, it seems, he has
brought in a veteran prosecutor-investigator, John Durham.
Which raises other questions. Are Barr and Durham, whose own careers include associations
with US intelligence agencies, determined to uncover the truth about the origins of Russiagate?
And can they really do so fully, given the resistance already apparent? Even if so, will Barr
make public their findings, however damning of the intelligence agencies they may be, or will
he classify them? And if the latter, will President Trump use his authority to declassify the
findings as the 2020 presidential election approaches in order to discredit the role of Obama's
presidency and its would-be heirs?
Equally important perhaps, how will mainstream media treat the Barr-Durham investigation and
its findings? Having driven the Russiagate narrative for so long and so misleadingly -- and
with liberals perhaps finding themselves in the incongruous position of defending rogue
intelligence agencies -- will they credit or seek to discredit the findings?
It is true, of course, that Barr and Durham, as Trump appointees, are not the ideal
investigators of Intel misdeeds in the Russiagate saga. Much better would be a truly
bipartisan, independent investigation based in the Senate, as was the Church Committee of the
mid-1970s, which exposed and reformed (it thought at the time) serious abuses by US
intelligence agencies. That would require, however, a sizable core of nonpartisan, honorable,
and courageous senators of both parties, who thus far seem to be lacking.
There are also, however, the ongoing and upcoming Democratic presidential debates. First
and foremost, Russiagate is about the present and future of the American political system, not
about Russia. (Indeed, as I have repeatedly argued, there is very little, if any, Russia in
At every "debate" or comparable forum, all of the Democratic candidates should be asked
about this grave threat to American democracy -- what they think about what happened and would
do about it if elected president. Consider it health care for our democracy.
This commentary is based on Stephen F. Cohen's most recent weekly discussion with the
host of The John Batchelor Show
. Now in their sixth year, previous installments are at TheNation.com .
F. Cohen Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New
York University and Princeton University. A Nation contributing editor, his most recent book
War With Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate is available in paperback
and in an ebook edition. His weekly conversations with the host of The John Batchelor Show, now
in their sixth year, are available at www.thenation.com .
So all the fuss about "Russian hacking" was crocodile tears western propaganda.
This can be called "color revolution effect". No matter what people want, the USA gets the
greater leverage after any such approval and always is the net beneficiary. The only exception
was Iran Islamic revolution, so there are some exception, but even with Iran the level of
influence of the USA on Iran economics increased, not decreases.
UK might want to look at Ukraine for the net result of the struggle for independence
althouth Ukraine supposedly was fighting againt Russia depencense not EU dependence and was
already a puppet regime under Yanukovich.
It's supposed to make Britain more independent. But it might put her at the mercy of Mike
Pompeo's Iran policy.By unyoking London from Europe, a no deal Brexit would unleash a
titanic shift in global alliances that could strengthen Washington's hand and help it achieve
its "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.
That's an ironic turn of events for populists in the United Kingdom, who support Brexit
because it will allow the British people to determine their own fate.
But for some in Washington, Brexit represents a golden opportunity to negotiate with a
United Kingdom unencumbered by Europe. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted as much when he
was asked whether our relationship with the UK will be strengthened by Brexit.
"I think it's the case," Pompeo said Thursday on the Hugh Hewitt Show. "We'll have a clear
line with [the UK]. We won't have the EU as a middleman that has put constraints on our
capacity to do lots of good things across not only the economic sector but the security sector
and the diplomatic sector as well. I'm confident that that very special relationship will
continue to grow."
Note that Pompeo specifically mentioned "the security sector" when listing how Brexit will
help the U.S. That's of particular importance now because the Trump administration has been
pressuring European nations to back its withdrawal from the Iran deal and reimpose sanctions on
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Film 'Official Secrets' is the Tip of a Mammoth Iceberg August 29, 2019 •
A new film depicting the whistleblower Katherine Gun, who tried to stop the Iraq invasion,
is largely accurate, but the story is not over, says Sam Husseini.By Sam Husseini
Special to Consortium News
T wo-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is known for being in "period pieces" such as "Pride
and Prejudice," so her playing the lead in the new film "Official Secrets," scheduled to be
released in the U.S. on Friday, may seem odd at first. That is until one considers that the
time span being depicted -- the early 2003 run-up to the invasion of Iraq -- is one of the most
dramatic and consequential periods of modern human history.
It is also one of the most poorly understood, in part because the story of Katharine Gun,
played by Knightley, is so little known. Having followed this story from the start, I find this
film to be, by Hollywood standards, a remarkably accurate account of what has happened to
date–"to date" because the wider story still isn't over.
worked as an analyst for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British equivalent
of the secretive U.S. National Security Agency. She tried to stop the impending invasion of
Iraq in early 2003 by exposing the deceit of George W. Bush and Tony Blair in their claims
about that country. For doing that she was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act -- a
juiced up version of the U.S. Espionage Act, which in recent years has been used repeatedly by
the Obama administration against whistleblowers and now by the Trump administration against
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
Gun was charged for exposing -- around the time of
Colin Powell's infamous testimony to the UN about Iraq's alleged WMDs – a top secret
U.S. government memo showing it was mounting an illegal spying "surge" against other U.N.
Security Council delegations in an effort to manipulate them into voting for an Iraq invasion
resolution. The U.S. and Britain had successfully
forced through a trumped
up resolution, 1441 in November 2002. In early 2003, they were poised to threaten, bribe or
blackmail their way to get formal United Nations authorization for the invasion. [See
recent interview with Gun .]
Katherine Gun The leaked memo, published by the British Observer , was big news in
parts of the world, especially the targeted countries on the Security Council, and helped
prevent Bush and Blair from getting the second UN Security Council resolution they said they
wanted. Veto powers Russia, China and France were opposed as well as U.S. ally Germany.
Washington invaded anyway of course -- without Security Council authorization -- by telling
the UN weapons
inspectors to leave Iraq and issuing a unilateral demand that Saddam Hussein
leave Iraq in 48 hours -- and then saying the invasion would commence
'Most Courageous Leak' It was the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy,
where I work ( accuracy.org ), Norman
Solomon, as well as Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg who in the U.S. most
immediately saw the importance of what Gun had done. Ellsberg would later comment: "No one else
-- including myself -- has ever done what Katharine Gun did: Tell secret truths at personal
risk, before an imminent war, in time, possibly, to avert it. Hers was the most important --
and courageous -- leak I've ever seen, more timely and potentially more effective than the
Of course, no one knew her name at the time. After the Observer broke the story on
March 1, 2003, accuracy.org put out a
series of news
releases on it and organized a sadly, sparsely attended news
conference with Ellsberg on March 11, 2003 at the National Press Club , focusing on Gun's
revelations. Ellsberg called for more such truth telling to stop the impending invasion, just
nine days away.
Though I've followed this case for years, I didn't realize until recently that accuray.org's
work helped compel Gun to expose the document. At a recent D.C. showing of "Official Secrets"
that Gun attended, she revealed that she had read a book co-authored by Solomon, published in
January 2003 that included material from accuracy.org as well as the media watch group FAIR
debunking many of the falsehoods for war.
Daniel Ellsberg on the cover of Time after leaking the Pentagon Papers
Gun said: "I went to the local bookshop, and I went into the political section. I found two
books, which had apparently been rushed into publication, one was by Norman Solomon and Reese
Erlich, and it was called Target Iraq . And the
other one was by Milan Rai. It was called War
Plan Iraq . And I bought both of them. And I read them cover to cover that weekend, and
it basically convinced me that there was no real evidence for this war. So I think from that
point onward, I was very critical and scrutinizing everything that was being said in the
media." Thus, we see Gun in "Official Secrets" shouting at the TV to Tony Blair that he's not
entitled to make up facts. The film may be jarring to some consumers of major media who might
think that Donald Trump invented lying in 2017. Gun's immediate action after reading critiques
of U.S. policy and media coverage makes a strong case for trying to reach government workers by
handing out fliers and books and putting up
billboards outside government offices to encourage them to be more critically minded.
Solomon and Ellsberg had debunked Bush administration propaganda in real time. But Gun's
revelation showed that the U.S. and British governments were not only lying to invade Iraq,
they were violating international law to blackmail whole nations to get in line.
Mainstream reviews of "Official Secrets" still seem to not fully grasp the importance of
what they just saw. The trendy AV
Club review leads : "Virtually everyone now agrees that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a
colossal mistake based on faulty (at best) or fabricated (at worst) intelligence." "Mistake" is
a serious understatement even with "colossal" attached to it when the movie details the
diabolical, illegal lengths to which the U.S. and British governments went to get other
governments to go along with it.
Gun's revelations showed before the invasion that people on the inside, whose livelihood
depends on following the party line, were willing to risk jail time to out the lies and
Portrayal of The Observer
Other than Gun herself, the film focuses on a dramatization of what happened at her work; as
well as her relationship with her husband, a Kurd from Turkey who the British government
attempted to have deported to get at Gun. The film also portrays the work of her lawyers who
helped get the Official Secrets charge against her dropped, as well as the drama at The
Observer , which published the NSA document after much internal debate.
Observer reporter Martin Bright, whose strong work on the original Gun story was
strangely followed by an ill-fated stint at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, has recently noted
that very little
additional work has been done on Gun's case. We know virtually nothing about the apparent
author of the NSA document that she leaked -- one "Frank Koza." Other questions persist, such
is prevalent is this sort of U.S. blackmail of foreign governments to get UN votes or for other
purposes? How is it leveraged? Does it fit in with allegations made by former NSA analyst
Tice about the NSA having massive files on political people?
Observer reporter Ed Vulliamy is energetically depicted getting tips from former CIA
man Mel Goodman. There do seem to be subtle but potentially serious deviations from reality in
the film. Vulliamy is depicted as actually speaking with "Frank Koza," but that's not what he
"The NSA main switchboard put The Observer through to extension 6727 at the agency
which was answered by an assistant, who confirmed it was Koza's office. However, when The
Observer asked to talk to Koza about the surveillance of diplomatic missions at the
United Nations, it was then told 'You have reached the wrong number'. On protesting that the
assistant had just said this was Koza's extension, the assistant repeated that it was an
erroneous extension, and hung up."
There must doubtlessly be many aspects of the film that have been simplified or altered
regarding Gun's personal experience. A compelling part of the film -- apparently fictitious or
exaggerated -- is a GCHQ apparatchik questioning Gun to see if she was the source.
Little is known about the reaction inside the governments of Security Council members that
the U.S. spied on. After the invasion, Mexican Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser spoke in blunt
terms about U.S. bullying -- saying it viewed Mexico as its patio trasero , or back yard
-- and was Zinser was compelled to resign by President Vicente Fox. He then,
in 2004 , gave details about some aspects of U.S. surveillance sabotaging the efforts of
the other members of the Security Council to hammer out a compromise to avert the invasion of
Iraq, saying the U.S. was "violating the U.N. headquarters covenant." In 2005, he tragically
died in a car crash
leaked by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept in 2016 boasted of how the NSA
"during the wind-up to the Iraq War 'played a critical role' in the adoption of U.N. Security
Council resolutions. The work with that customer was a resounding success." The relevant
document specifically cites resolutions 1441 and 1472 and quotes John Negroponte ,
then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations: "I can't imagine better intelligence support
for a diplomatic mission." (Notably, The Intercept has never published a word on "
Katharine Gun ." )
Nor were the UN Security Council members the only ones on the U.S. hit list to pave the way
for the Iraq invasion. Brazilian Jose Bustani, the director-general of the international
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. was ousted in an effective coup by John
Bolton in April of 2002 . Bolton is now national security adviser.
"Official Secrets" director Gavin Hood is perhaps more right than he realizes when he says
that his depiction of the Gun case is like the "tip of an iceberg," pointing to other deceits
surrounding the Iraq war. His record with political films has been uneven until now. Peace
activist David Swanson, for instance, derided his film on drones, " Eye in the Sky ." At a D.C. showing of "Official Secrets,"
Hood depicted those who backed the Iraq war as being discredited. But that's simply untrue.
Keira Knightley appears as Katherine Gun in Official Secrets (Courtesy of Sundance
Leading presidential candidate Joe Biden -- who not only voted for the Iraq invasion, but
presided over rigged
hearings on in 2002 – has recently falsified
his record repeatedly on Iraq
at presidential debates with hardly a murmur. Nor is he alone. Those refusing to be held
accountable for their Iraq war lies include not just Bush and Cheney, but John Kerry and
Biden has actually faulted Bush for not doing enough to get United Nations approval for the
Iraq invasion. But as the Gun case helps show, there was no legitimate case for invasion and
the Bush administration had done virtually everything, both legal and illegal, to get UN
Many who supported the invasion try to distance themselves from it. But the repercussions of
that illegal act are enormous: It led directly or indirectly to the rise of ISIS, the civil war
in Iraq and the war in Syria. Journalists who pushed for the Iraq invasion are prosperous and
atop major news organizations, such as Washington Post editorial page editor
Fred Hiatt. The
editor who argued most strongly against publication of the NSA document at The
Observer , Kamal Ahmed, is now editorial director of BBC News.
The British government -- unlike the U.S.– did ultimately produce a study ostensibly
around the decision-making leading to the invasion of Iraq, the Chilcot Report of 2016. But
that report -- called "devastating" by the The New York Times
no mention of the Gun case . [See accuracy.org release from 2016: "
Chilcot Report Avoids Smoking Gun ." ]
After Gun's identity became known, the Institute for Public Accuracy brought on Jeff Cohen,
the founder of FAIR, to work with program director Hollie Ainbinder to get prominent
individuals to support
Gun . The film -- quite plausibly -- depicts the charges being dropped against Gun for the
simple reason that the British government feared that a high profile proceeding would
effectively put the war on trial, which to them would be have been a nightmare.
Sam Husseini is an independent journalist, senior analyst at the Institute for Public
Accuracy and founder of VotePact.org .
Follow him on twitter: @samhusseini .
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David G , August 31, 2019 at 19:49
Saw the film today. Solid work; recommended.
Did her ultimate court appearance really go down in such a dramatic fashion? I suppose I
shouldn't be surprised if it did: English courtroom proceedings may not deliver better
justice than U.S. ones, but they're definitely more entertaining.
William , August 31, 2019 at 19:06
U.S. Government officials should be indicted for war crimes. It is quite clear that U.S.
officials conspired to ensure that an invasion
of Iraq would take place. The U.S. and Britain -- George Bush and Tony Blair -- initiated a
war of aggression against Iraq, and under
international law should be tried for war crimes, just as numerous German officials were
tried and convicted of war crimes.
No U.S. politician has called for investigation, and the main stream media has not touched
this topic. It is unquestionably clear that
the U.S. congress is a collection of spineless, cowardly, corrupt, greedy men and women. They
have allowed the U.S. to become a rogue,
Vivek Jain , August 31, 2019 at 14:33
Must-read article by Phyllis Bennis:
The Roller Coaster of Relevance | The Security Council, Europe and the US War in Iraq
Institute for Policy Studies, 29 July 2004
Susan J Leslie , August 31, 2019 at 09:11
Katherine Gun is awesome! I heard her speak as part of a panel of whistleblowers –
wish there were many more like her
michael , August 31, 2019 at 08:15
Inequality.org reports that the majority of our top 1% are corporate executives. Finance,
which reportedly accounted for 3% of our economy in 1980, now accounts for 30%. Many of the
US's 585 billionaires have monopolies in their business domain, no different from the Robber
Barons of the late 19th and early 20th century. "Stability is more important than democracy",
the market hates uncertainty, and our foreign policies, determined by think tanks staffed and
funded by our "allies" Israel and Saudi Arabia, will continue to push for the greed of our
Richest. "Democracy" is a just a hypocritical bon mot for stealing and destroying.
The Republicans have always supported these people. What is worrisome is that the Democrats
have come to the same place as the GOP, since donations– pay-to-play- lead to
re-elections. The Democrats have deserted the Poor and working class, since they have no
money for pay-to-play. Our 17 technologically advanced Stasis work in concert with Congress,
our entitled government bureaucrats, and their lapdog main stream media to "make things
happen" for our Richest. How long before people like Assange, Katherine Gunn, Chelsea
Manning, Edward Snowden, Binney, Kiriakou etc learn that it pays to keep their mouths shut?
Transparency and whistleblowing is punished. Maybe other approaches are needed?
Tony , August 31, 2019 at 07:26
Very interesting to see what inspired her to act the way that she did.
Of course, the supporters of the war had various motives.
But one motive behind President Bush's plan was revealed by Russ Baker in his book 'Family of
Secrets' page 423.
He recalls a conversation with Bush family friend and journalist Mickey Herskowitz. He
says that he told him:
"He (George W. Bush) was thinking about invading in 1999."
Bush apparently said:
"If I have a chance to invade if I had that much (political) capital, I'm not going to
waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed, and I'm going to have
a successful presidency."
So there we have it, he thought that a war would boost his presidency.
David G , August 31, 2019 at 05:16
"The editor who argued most strongly against publication of the NSA document at The
Observer, Kamal Ahmed, is now editorial director of BBC News."
That's a repulsive little nugget I would never have known otherwise.
Thanks to Sam Husseini for this account. The film is playing in my town, at least for this
coming week; I plan to get to it.
RomeoCharlie29 , August 30, 2019 at 19:24
This is a really interesting story and one I knew nothing about, although I was one who
opposed the Iraq war because to me it was obvious the whole WMD issue was bullshit. Now I
understand the perception that that war was an American/ Brit thing but you might recall that
America's deputy Sheriff in the Pacific, the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, was Gung
ho for the war and committed Australian troops to the ill-fated endeavour with the result
that our country has subsequently become a target for ISIS inspired terrorism. Australia's
Opposition Leader at the time, Simon Crean led a vocal opposition to the war but "Little
Johnny" as we called him was not to be denied. Incidentally I don't think he has ever
admitted being wrong on this.
Xander Arena , August 30, 2019 at 18:15
Tip of an iceberg is right. Iraq was the second big lie of the 21st century. I wonder how
the world will react to the University of Alaska Fairbanks report which proves fraud at NIST,
and arguably reveals aiding and abetting of treason by the contractors who wrote NIST's
analysis of the WTC7 destruction. The UAF report drops Tuesday 9/3/19, and chisels away at
the big lie that preceded all the related Iraq deceit. BTW great article :)
Dan Anderson , August 30, 2019 at 16:49
I enjoyed the article and learned some things, but it does seem a bit of Hollywood
promotion at the same time.
If only Gun's sacrifice had stopped the invasion it would have been a sensation. As is,
the UN did not sanction the invasion, making that effort a bit moot, and since the reveal of
NSA bugging the world under Obama that dulls the sensibilities of those who might today have
otherwise been shocked, shocked like the Gary Powers U-2 spy plane downing over the USSR and
Ike being caught in a lie on TV.
But overall, knowing the downhill Gun's livelihood has taken over the 15 years makes the
story more of a warning for whistle blowers than inspiration. Maybe Gun will be well
compensated by the movie makers!
Neil E Mac , August 30, 2019 at 15:54
bevin , August 30, 2019 at 14:13
One thing is certain: The Observer of 2019 would not publish a story like this. That is
one of the major changes since 2003: the capitalist media has tightened up. There are no
longer papers competing to attract readers at risk of cozy relations with the State. The
Observer/Guardian today – since the Snowden revelations- does what it is told.
Litchfield , August 30, 2019 at 13:16
"In 2005, he tragically died in a car crash."
Unfortunately -- or fortunately? -- this no longer seems to be credible when it comes to
those who have gone ouit on a limb to challenge the Deep State, or the US version of the Deep
Can Bush and Blair be charged with crimes? In connection with the Third Reich there is
AFAIK no statute of limitations on crimes against humanity. Well, Iraq was also full of
'humanity." These guys belong in The Hague. Or in Iraq, doing community service.
In connection with Ellsberg's reviewing the evidence and concluding there was no
evidentiary justification for invading Iraq -- I wanna say, you didn't need to be Ellsberg or
any kind of expert to see clearly that there was no evidence that justified invading Iraq.
Millions of common folk could see this clearly. That is why over 14 million people worldwide
demonstrated against the planned illegal invasion. That is why people like me when to NYC, to
Washington, and also the front our local US Post Office in small towns all over the country
to protest the country's being lied into war. And were greeted mostly with thumbs-up from the
passers- and drivers-by.
The people knew it was all a pack of lies. It was the gullible PRESS that ginned up this
show. Remember Judith what's her name at the NYT? These people also should be indicted as war
Dan Anderson , August 30, 2019 at 16:19
Judith Miller, the NYTimes reporter who did maybe the most to make the invasion of Iraq,
is the last name you were seeking.
SteveF , August 30, 2019 at 12:22
The timescales are interesting, we have the alleged US blackmail to get this illegal war
'approved' by the UN and in the same timescale we have the Jeffery Epstein story unfolding
and the corresponding allegations that he was a CIA/Mossad agent operating honey traps to
entangle the rich and famous.
The evil machinations of our governments are indeed breathtaking.
CHUCKMAN , August 30, 2019 at 11:56
Good gripping tale.
As we can see from so very many modern instances, it matters not at all that truth is on
your side, if what you are doing is attacking those with money and power.
And there's an entire American establishment dedicated to keeping it just that way.
America's history of the last half century, at least so far as foreign relations and
control of an empire, is almost entirely an artificial construct.
Absolutely no truth in everything from John Kennedy's assassination, which was intimately
concerned with America's relationship with Cuba, and the despicable Vietnam War to 9/11 and
the despicable Neocon Wars in the Middle East.
From hundreds of millions of printed newspapers and television broadcasts to speeches from
prominent American politicians, you have tissue of lies not unlike that that was constantly
being created by Oceania's Inner Party in 1984.
That's not even the slightest exaggeration, but, truly, are Americans in general the least
concerned or bothered?
We have no evidence of significant concern. None.
The Democratic Party just weeded out the only candidate it had, brave and informed enough
to speak to truth in some of these matters.
The ten left just represent varying degrees of hopelessness. On and on with weaving dreams
about this or that creative social program while the resources and close attention dedicated
to destruction in a dozen lands make them all impossible.
At the sae time, there is an almost complete lack of information and courage about
anything that is happening in Syria, in Iraq, in Libya, in Israel, and in such massively
important countries as China, Russia, and Iran.
Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are brave contemporary examples of the American
establishment's methods for shutting down truth and punishing severely those who reveal it.
While they have followers and supporters, I am always amazed at how relatively small their
And we have remarkably few individuals like Manning or Assange, especially when you
consider the scale and scope of America's many dark works. Mostly, we see only "willing
helpers" carrying on with their sensitive, secretive careers in government.
In the Democratic nomination contest, the "star" liberals, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth
Warren, are virtually no different in these absolutely critical matters than a confirmed old
puke of a war criminal like Joe Biden, someone who probably deserves recognition as father of
Obama's industrial-scale extrajudicial killing project with drones and Hellfire missiles
making legally-innocent people in a dozen countries just disappear. Biden has a long record
of smarmy deeds and lack of courage and principles. He is, of course, most likely to get the
Act, from America's CIA, no different in principle and in law to those of the old
Argentine military junta's massive efforts at dragging people off the streets, drugging them,
and throwing them out of planes over the ocean, something they did to thousands. Oh, and
during that wonderful project there were no objections from America, only silence.
Aimee , August 30, 2019 at 22:31
Excellent post. Agree completely. Tulsi was our only hope and she never had a chance. We
Coleen Rowley , August 30, 2019 at 23:29
Here are some of the reasons for the ever lessening concern over US-NATO-Israel-Saudi's
(aka our current Empire's) wars: https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/04/recipe-concocted-for-perpetual-war-is-a-bitter-one/
By the way my co-author and I tried unsuccessfully to get this published in about 15
different US papers before Robert Parry posted it on Consortiumnews.
Robert Edwards , August 30, 2019 at 11:17
It's time these liers and war criminals are brought to Justice – I know that's
wishful , but sometimes wishes come true America must get back to a country run on integrity
and honesty, otherwise all will be lost in the spiral of evil
CHUCKMAN , August 30, 2019 at 12:11
Sorry, but, oh please, America is lost. Has been so for a very long time.
Only tremendous outside influences like depression or war and the growth of competing
states and the loss of the dollar's privileged status, are going to change the reality.
America's feeble democratic system is capable of changing almost nothing. After all, it
was constructed with just that in mind.
john wilson , August 31, 2019 at 05:07
I think think the real worry is that these days they don't even bother to lie anymore and
they just do what they want. Think Venezuela.
Guy , August 30, 2019 at 10:42
"Other questions persist, such is prevalent is this sort of U.S. blackmail of foreign
governments to get UN votes or for other purposes? How is it leveraged? Does it fit in with
allegations made by former NSA analyst Russ Tice about the NSA having massive files on
This also stands out , as given what we now know is standard modus opendi of CIA / Mossad
operations ,due to the Epstein arrest and ensuing information , who knows what is used to
leverage other nations to follow along with US and in this case UK demands.Birds of a feather
Very good report by Sam Husseini.
Litchfield , August 30, 2019 at 13:32
Absolutely. It is an obvious avenue now to investigate: How did the Epstein operation
impact on the decision to invade Iraq? How were teh votes wrung out for the war authorization
in October 2002?
Regarding Kerry, as a resident of Mass. I couldn't believe that Vietnam vet Kerry would
vote Yes on the war authorization act. I called his office a number of time to beg him to
vote no. Rumors emanated from within his office in Boston or wherever that phone calls from
constituents were running 180 to 1 urging him to vote NO. But he voted YES anyhow.
I simply believe that Yalie Kerry didn't see what was up with the obvious lying that drove
the runup to an illegal invasion. This is the kind of scenario where one now has to wonder --
and ask openly -- whether Kerry had been compromised in some way that made him vulnerable to
blackmail. Why the hell else would he vote so stupidly?
Recall that Scott Ritter ran afoul of some kind of sex trap and so he, one of the most
knowledgeable and outspoken critics of the fake WMD narrative, was effectively muzzled.
Did Kerry have a little skeleton in the closet somewhere?
The same could be asked of all the esp. Democratic legislators who voted YES. Because we
now understand which state in the EAstern Med wanted the war most and profited the most from
it. We now know how deep and how wide the tentacles of that state's intelligence service
intrude into our own national sphere, our Congress, our own intelligence services, our media,
and, most likely, our military. Epstein seems to been part f this web of pressure and
Epstein is gone, but Ghislaine Maxwell apparently still runs free.
Let's bring her in for questioning specifically about pressure applied on the Oct. 2002 vote.
(Although some speculate that she, too, is already dead.)
Guy , August 30, 2019 at 10:23
At a time when despair in political affairs is very depressing ,it is very refreshing to
see that the voices of reason are being vindicated.
I really want to see this film as this is the first time that I hear of the voice of
Katherine Gun .Bless her heart for standing up and her efforts to warn of deception . Does
the film make any mention of Dr.David Kelly's so-called suicide / murder ? Will have to wait
Thank you CN for once again coming through for your excellent report.
Pablo , August 30, 2019 at 10:15
Lawrence Wilkerson (Powell's Chief of Staff?) told me that Collin knew Bush was
fabricating, but went to the U.N. as a "loyal foot soldier".
AnneR , August 30, 2019 at 08:25
Thank you, Sam Husseini, for this overview of the background – real story – to
the film Official Secrets.
To be frank, I'd not heard of Katherine Gun's revelations at the time – not
surprising because I don't think that the US MSM gave the leak any oxygen. They were all too
gung-ho for the war.
While the film undoubtedly soft-pedals some of the story and likely doesn't reveal or make
explicit as much as we'd all hope, I really do hope that it receives at least as much
publicity (good) and viewing as that execrable film Zero dark Thirty which basically
supported the CIA and its torturers. But somehow I doubt that.
TomR , August 31, 2019 at 06:19
Zero Dark Thirty is just about the worst bullshit fake narrative put out by the CIA that
I've ever seen. I watched it but cringed with the dramatized fake narrative that the CIA is
famous for – think the bullshit 9/11 US govt. narrative – if you or anyone els