In short, official propaganda is not designed to deceive the public (no more than the speeches in an actor’s script are intended to deceive the actor who speaks them). It is designed to be absorbed and repeated, no matter how implausible or preposterous it might be. Actually, it is often most effective when those who are forced to robotically repeat it know that it is utter nonsense, as the humiliation of having to do so cements their allegiance to the ruling classes (this phenomenon being a standard feature of the classic Stockholm Syndrome model, and authoritarian conditioning generally). The current “Russian hacking” hysteria is a perfect example of how this works. No one aside from total morons actually believes this official narrative (the substance of which is beyond ridiculous), not even the stooges selling it to us. This, however, is not a problem, because it isn’t intended to be believed … it is intended to be accepted and repeated, more or less like religious dogma. (It doesn’t matter what actually happened, i.e., whether the “hack” was a hack or a leak, or who the hackers or leakers were, or who they may have been working for, or what whoever’s motives may have been. What matters is that the ruling classes have issued a new official narrative and are demanding that every “normal” American stand up and swear allegiance to it.)
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Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ва́льтерович Литвине́нко, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ˈvaltɨrəvʲɪtɕ lʲɪtvʲɪˈnʲɛnkə]; 30 August 1962 (Or 4 December 1962 by father’s account – 23 November 2006) was a British naturalised Russian defector and former officer of the Russian FSB secret service who specialised in tackling organised crime. According to US diplomats, Litvinenko coined the phrase Mafia state. In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of ordering the assassination of the Russian tycoon and oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko was arrested the following March on charges of exceeding the authority of his position. He was acquitted in November 1999 but re-arrested before the charges were again dismissed in 2000. He fled with his family to London and was granted asylum in the United Kingdom, where he worked as a journalist, writer and consultant for the British intelligence services.
Paul Klebnikov (Russian: Павел Юрьевич Хлебников; June 3, 1963 – July 9, 2004) was an American journalist and historian of Russian history. He worked for Forbes magazine for more than 10 years and at the time of his death was chief editor of the Russian edition of Forbes. His murder in Moscow in 2004 was seen as a blow against investigative journalism in Russia. Three Chechens accused of taking part in the murder were acquitted. Though the murder appeared to be the work of assassins for hire, as of 2014, the organizers of the murder had yet to be identified.
I mean there’s not a quick
way to sum it up but Putin is not a
clean-cut guy by any means in here he
really I compare him to Bush his father
was also a director of the CIA and
involved in a lot of killings himself
more than just when he was president or
24:32 president exactly right yeah
that brings up a lot of different points
and yeah you know who else was killed
with polonium well Arafat probably
exactly well that’s that’s where they
got it from because if you look at the
planes that Litvinenko we’re riding
back and forth to was to Israel and they
had traces of polonium all over as well
as Berezovsky’s residence so it’s
pretty clear to me they were smuggling
that stuff in from Israel and but what
were they gonna do with it they couldn’t
carry it out afterward when he botched
it and died of an overdose but what were
they gonna use that for dirty bomb Oh
what was the point that’s that was the
question mark that I had there but
there’s a huge story there and if you
don’t value your life very much I
suppose you really dig into it that’s
why I dropped it actually yeah well yeah
it’s I mean yeah that’s the type of
story that general genuinely is the kind
of story that can get you killed.
The Daily Telegraph said the handler listed himself on LinkedIn as a consultant for Orbis Business Intelligence, run by ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, sparking claims Skripal may have played a part in the dossier.
But yesterday sources close to Orbis denied any links to Skripal whatsoever.
The MI6 handler’s LinkedIn profile was deleted on Wednesday.
Staff at Cote in Salisbury, Wilts, have told The Sun how Skripal and the mystery man switched seamlessly between Russian and English and talked of regular trips to Poland for “business”.
The pilots were attempting to land at Smolensk North Airport – a former military airbase – in thick fog, with visibility reduced to about 500 metres (1,600 ft). The aircraft descended far below the normal approach path until it struck trees, rolled inverted and crashed into the ground, coming to rest in a wooded area a short distance from the runway.
Both the Russian and Polish official investigations found no technical faults with the aircraft, and concluded that the crew failed to conduct the approach in a safe manner in the given weather conditions. The Polish authorities found serious deficiencies in the organization and training of the Air Force unit involved, which was subsequently disbanded. Several high-ranking members of the Polish military resigned, under pressure from politicians and the media.
These market developments have had a negative impact on the results of Gazprom, which has seen its exports to Europe decrease and prices go down. According to current Russian estimates, in 2016 the average price of Russian gas for European consumers will be some $200 per thousand cubic metres, the lowest in 11 years. Last year, Gazprom’s sales on the EU’s gas market dropped by 10%.
Note that Russia has announced it will stop transiting gas through Ukraine at the end of 2019, not 2018, as this map states.
Although Gazprom has responded to these challenges in part by trying to diversify its customer base, particularly by pursuing megadeals with China, the company seems to recognize that Europe will remain its most important export market for a long time to come. In consequence it seems it has decided to adapt its strategy in the EU, and currently it looks like it might be trying switching from a defence of its prices to defence of its market share in the EU. This adaptation includes an increased openness towards changing market and regulatory conditions in Europe and a willingness to exploiting the possibilities created by the liberalised European gas market. Amongst other actions, the Russian company currently:
“Lebanon will not hesitate to avail itself of its inherent right to self-defence if an armed attack occurs against the economic activities carried out in its maritime areas.”
Speaking about border issues between Israel and Lebanon at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) annual conference (January 31, 2018), Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that the Lebanese government had issued a tender for natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean, and that by all criteria Block 9, which was awarded to a number of well-known international companies, belonged to Israel.
Liberman called Lebanon’s move a provocation and a serious mistake. His words sparked a fiery response from Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and the media in both Israel and Lebanon reported that the organization was threatening to attack Israel’s drilling rigs in the Mediterranean.
Syria Pipe Lines and East Mediterranean Gas Fields
Comey: I Think Russia Has Something on Trump – Full Transcript of the Bombshell Interview
Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview broadcast Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president
James Comeym the former FBI Director, says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office.
Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview broadcast Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the president and further erode a relationship marked by open hostility and name-calling.
After a failed appeal, President Bush commuted Libby’s sentence of 30 months in federal prison, leaving the other parts of his sentence intact. As a consequence of his conviction in United States v. Libby, Libby’s license to practice law was suspended until being reinstated in 2016.President Donald Trump pardoned Libby on April 13, 2018.
In collaboration with a ghostwriter, Plame wrote a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA and she has subsequently written and published at least two spy novels. A biographical feature film, Fair Game, was produced based on memoirs by her and her husband.
While in the Air Force, she wrote two books about U.S. policy towards Africa: African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future (US Army Peacekeeping Institute, 2000) and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions (Air University Press, 2001). She contributed to Ron Paul: A Life of Ideas, (Variant Press, 2008) and Why Liberty: Personal Journeys Toward Peace and Freedom, (Cobden Press, 2010). She has been featured in a number of documentaries, including “Why We Fight”, in 2005. She has written for LewRockwell.com since 2003.
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As FBI agents launched an investigation into the bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq, Paul Bremer, the country’s top civilian administrator, yesterday highlighted three groups of suspects – Baathist supporters of Saddam Hussein, members of the Iraqi Ansar al-Islam organisation, and foreign Islamist militants.
Interviewed on US television, Mr Bremer said the blast that killed at least 20 people was “of a size not seen before”.
The bomb is believed to have used more than 1,000lb of explosive – four times as much as in the attack on the Jordanian embassy two weeks ago.
The two bombings are “not yet connected”, but both were “acts of disciplined people”, Mr Bremer told the ABC channel.
Truck bombs have been used by militant groups, including Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network, though Saddam’s secret service is said to have trained in the tactic too.
According to reports by Associated Press, the explosive used against the UN building was C4, which has no non-military uses. C4 was used in al-Qaida’s attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbour, Yemen, three years ago.
Al-Nashiri was captured in Dubai in 2002 and held for four years in secret CIA prisons known as “black sites” in Afghanistan, Thailand, Poland, Morocco, and Romania, before being transferred to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. While being interrogated, al-Nashiri was waterboarded, a technique since classified as torture. In 2005 the CIA destroyed the tapes of Nashiri’s waterboarding. In another incident he was naked and hooded and threatened with a gun and a power drill to scare him into talking. Al-Nashiri was granted victim status in 2010 by the Polish government and a Polish prosecutor began “investigating the possible abuse of power by Polish public officials with regard to a CIA black site” in 2008.
In December 2008, al-Nashiri was charged by the United States before a Guantanamo Military Commission. The charges were dropped in February 2009 and reinstated in 2011. As of 2011, al-Nashiri is on trial before a military tribunal in Guantanamo on charges of war crimes that carry the death penalty. As it is extremely unlikely he would be freed if found not guilty, his lawyers have called the proceeding a show trial.
On 6 October 2002, Limburg was carrying 397,000 barrels (63,100 m3) of crude oil from Iran to Malaysia, and was in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen to pick up another load of oil. She was registered under a French flag and had been chartered by the Malaysian petrol firm Petronas.
While she was some distance offshore, suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden dinghy into the starboard side of the tanker. Upon detonation the vessel caught fire and approximately 90,000 barrels (14,000 m3) of oil leaked into the Gulf of Aden. Although Yemeni officials initially claimed that the explosion was caused by an accident, later investigations found traces of TNT on the damaged ship.
One crew member, a 38-year-old Bulgarian named Atanas Atanasov, was killed, and 12 other crew members were injured. The fire was extinguished, and four days later Limburg was towed to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ship was renamed Maritime Jewel, bought by Tanker Pacific, and repaired at Dubai Drydocks from March to August 2003.
By exploding the oil tanker in Yemen, the holy warriors hit the umbilical cord and lifeline of the crusader community, reminding the enemy of the heavy cost of blood and the gravity of losses they will pay as a price for their continued aggression on our community and looting of our wealth.
Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Ali Al Badawi aka Jamal Abu Abed Al Rahman Al Badawi (Arabic: جمال محمد البدوي) (born: July 22, 1960; or October 23, 1960; or 1963; or 1969) is a Yemeni who was convicted of helping plan the 2000 USS Cole bombing, which killed 17 American sailors on October 12, 2000 off the port coast of Aden, Yemen. He was captured in Yemen and sentenced to death on September 29, 2004. Al-Bedawi was also indicted on May 15, 2003 by the United States for the USS Cole bombing and the attempted attack on the USS The Sullivans. He is thought to have travelled to Saudi Arabia and purchased a small boat and then a truck and trailer to transport it. This boat sank from the weight of the explosives while preparing the USS The Sullivans plot. He is also thought to have leased the safehouses used in these endeavors. Fox News called Al-Badawi a “mastermind” of the Cole bombing.
Only two of the six charged by Yemen in the attack were sentenced to death; the other four were sentenced to 5–10 years imprisonment. After hearing his sentence, Al-Bedawi declared “This is an unjust verdict, this is an American verdict. There are no human rights in the world, except for the Americans. All the Muslims in the world are being used to serve American interests.” His family announced they would appeal. Because he was being held by U.S. forces, the other defendant sentenced to death, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was tried and sentenced in absentia.
Having twice escaped from Yemen prison, once since his death sentence was issued, al-Bedawi is currently at large, and is now being sought as an FBI Most Wanted Terrorist fugitive.
Joe Vialls and several other commentators have suggested that attack was a false flag. Several writers have blamed Israel for the attack, some suggesting that the ship was hit by a missile from a submarine.
Now, remembering that the CIA probably controls much of what we hear from the elite-owned media, according to Pew, thirty percent of all Americans obtain their news from talk radio and cable television – many never, ever read a book. A large percentage get their “news” from the Fox Network whose employees receive the morning memo, a directive on how to spin the “news” of the day. Roger Ailes, former Republican campaign wizard, is president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group which has a stable of “journalists” and guests who push right-wing propaganda disguised as news. According to a decision by the Florida Appeals Court on February 14, 2003, in the Jane Akre whistleblower lawsuit, the court agreed with Fox News that it is not against the law to distort or falsify the news in America.
In 1997, Israël Shahak wrote, “Since the spring of 1992, public opinion in Israel is being prepared for the prospect of a war with Iran, to be fought to bring about Iran’s total military and political defeat. In one version, Israel would attack Iran alone; in another it would ‘persuade’ the West to do the job.” On January 26, 1998, the PNAC war hawks, in a letter to President Clinton, urged him to invade Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein.
Philip D. Zelikow later became the gatekeeper executive director of the 9/11 Commission. He earlier co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice (both members of Bush 41’s National Security Council) entitled Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft. Zelikow also authored The National Security Strategy of the United States which became the new preemptive war doctrine of the Bush administration written for then National Security Council Director, Condoleezza Rice who had worked on the Bush transition team. He had a hidden agenda – connect al Qaeda and Iraq.
PNAC compiled its policy statements in Rebuilding America’s Defenses, Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century, published in September 2000. We read, “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” It appears that 9/11 was that new Pearl Harbor. As Shahak indicated, Israel was going to persuade the West to wage war. Just how would Israeli political leaders “persuade” the U.S. Government to invade their enemy, a country that has not militarily assaulted America? The elite, for well over 100 years, has used false flag assaultsand very pervasive media propaganda to win public support for their warfare. The CIA and their foreign intelligence counterpart, the Mossad, have lengthy experience in false flag tactics, one of the main reasons for their existence.
On October 12, 2000, they used the “live bait” tactic in the USS Cole where they killed seventeen U.S. sailors and injured thirty-nine. A small boat moved to the port side of the destroyer when all the sailors were gathering in the galley for lunch. An explosion occurred which created a 40-by-40-foot hole in the ship. Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, a CIA asset, took credit for the attack. Yet, samples of the explosives retrieved from the ship’s hull showed that materials used were only available in America and Israel. Then they used the “live bait” tactic on 9/11 to get America to remove Hussein and bomb Iraq back to the Stone Age.
I noticed this exchange in the off guardian discussion about the #DumberandDouma false Flag attempted half baked Casus Belli. What is the direction of travel and main narrative embedded in the Narrative of the past 40 years. The Rules Based International Order or ( New Workld Order ) Narratives.
1. Globalisation and Urbbanisation. 2.Petro Dollar Hegenomy . Addiction to Oil.
3. Man Made Global Warming
4. Overshoot Over population 5. Elitism, Starfucking worship of ”The Elites**