Noteworthy (dis)Information Operations
(other than Alex Jones, ABC, FOX, CNN & Co)
Washington Post launders (based on the historical record) what is almost certainly a CIA propaganda project to discredit legitimate alternative news outlets.
Eric Zuesse writing for the Russian site Strategic Culture posts an article that should make the Russians’ faces turn red; while fully aware it was Turkish intelligence (MIT) facilitated delivery of the sarin precursors chemicals which originated in Turkey and provided the rockets used by jihadi militants to murder 1,400 Syrians at Ghouta in August 2013, Zuesse ‘pens’ blame on Hillary Clinton via the CIA’s Libyan arms pipeline to Syria and cites Seymour Hersh as a source for his article’s assertion. Zuesse had already known (personal correspondence) the sarin did not originate in Libya but was provided by a Turkish chemicals company. The question the Russians should be asking themselves is, why frame the established international criminal Hillary Clinton, whose known crimes are many, with superfluous accusation that can’t hold up? What’s the point? The result is Strategic Culture damaged as a credible information outlet and in the meanwhile a case made Strategic Culture has been subverted to serving NATO & Turkey’s purpose; where it can be accurately stated attention has been diverted from the actual perpetrators of a NATO linked war crime.
Kick-ass Cookies publishes the official CIA history of the JFK assassination cover-up (back to the old ‘blame Cuba’ bs) as though it were gospel truth. I left the comment ‘why not just take your material from a David Ignatius novel.’ The CIA method is to publish revisionist history in classified format for ‘inside’ consumption; then ‘quietly’ declassify the same – thus appearing to take responsibility while in actuality pumping disinformation out to alleviate questions in the minds of their own agency personnel in endeavor that ultimately is intended to cover the criminal tracks of the worst of the agency’s legacy.
LiveLeaks.com; at ‘LiveLeaks‘ Paul Moriera’s film ‘Masks of the Revolution’ had been accompanied by this patent disinformation, since taken down:
“Documentary: Ukraine – Masks of revolution. Eng. Subs. VPE presents highly anticipated, contorversial (to some) documentary about so called Maidan revolution. Movie itself has been produced by high ranking agents of Kremlin inside of French Canal+ TV channel”
^ This small snippet (blatant lie, actually) is a smoking gun LiveLeaks is penetrated/co-opted by western intelligence; intent on discrediting Moreira’s work. This film has Kiev’s ‘authorities’ (empowered by CIA backed neo-nazis) squealing like electrocuted pigs, so it hit a nerve.
Vice and MI6 Example of how news outlets spawn disinformation operations on behalf of intelligence agencies in geopolitics
The Myth of Daniel Ellsberg, a mole on the left. Daniel Ellsberg is an intelligence agent fingered by a former Pentagon Liaison to the CIA, L Fletcher Prouty, as the center of a conspiracy at the CIA to shift responsibility of the Vietnam war policy failures from CIA to Pentagon. Supports disinformation operations and its agents, notably WikiLeaks & Julian Assange:
Julian Assange manipulated by intelligence agencies, WikiLeaks is at the center of distracting from truly serious issues, deflecting attention from the most egregious criminal actors and actions behind the scene in Washington, such as the Doug Coe cult which poses the most significant internal danger to western democracies and is never touched by Assange (or Ellsberg & McGovern.)
Ray McGovern provides inaccurate analysis, deflecting responsibility from those most responsible for criminal policy at CIA. For instance Ray McGovern’s analysis consistently keeps the focus off the boss of his former agency, John Brennan, who is the real mover behind the curtain relating to what is going on in Ukraine. McGovern focuses on John Kerry who is nothing more than the voice of Foghorn Leghorn, a paid cartoon actor, and Victoria Nuland who wouldn’t have permission to break wind on the subject of Ukraine without John Brennan approved blueprints
Robert Parry spreading the left’s Anti-Federalist urban legend. A bosom buddy of Ray McGovern, the Poison Fruit collection breaks down Robert Parry’s false flag journalism where Parry attacks false narrative with alternative false narrative, one of the most insidious method of disinformation.
The CIA And Nonviolent Resistance on intelligence engineered misreporting
Zero Hedge Drinks The Kool Aid Zero Hedge picks up TomDispatch and then (update) goes on to publish an article giving impression the “28 pages” will point to Saudi Arabia as the sole responsible party for 9/11 (altogether ignoring Dick Cheney’s role)
The Intercept Takes A Dive Worthy of a BBC propaganda piece
Elliot Higgins on MH 17 New disinformation? (oh yes)
On Edward Bernays & Propaganda Critical reading
Wikipedia edited by CIA and numerous military-industrial & for profit corporations
CIA busted by Snowden leak Former DCI William Colby’s old quote “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in major media” is as true today as when he made the statement many years ago; The Intercept has published information catching mainstream media red handed vetting their stories with the Central Intelligence Agency. Related: CIA & The Media Carl Bernstein & The Intercept, then & now
The Daily Beast shill platform for noteworthy neo-con/neo liberal professional personalities like Bernard-Henri Levy, propping up the most dangerous warmongers & their policies
TruthDig slips mainstream disinformation into an ‘alternative mainstream news’ format, for instance when the egotistical social moron Donald Trump questions McCain’s (highly questionable) reputation as a war hero, TruthDig is right there to defend the neo-fascist war monger McCain. Trump being an idiot doesn’t necessarily mean he called that particular shot wrong.
Mark Galeotti intelligent, personable disinformation master, with a focus on crime in geopolitics that is almost entirely one sided. Develops a portrait of Russia’s underworld in relation to Kremlin politics and absolutely panders to a pro-Western bias in the process. Critical insights challenging his work are disallowed in comments at his blog
Sylvia Longmire sanitizes the narrative on the drug cartels, ignores the deep and longstanding USA intelligence involvement and no mention of the rampant, related USA corruption
2 paragraphs daily a sort of condensed neo-con/neo-liberal devotional to the moral inversions of empire, pretty much 100% dedicated to salvation of those necrotic ideals, policies and personalities most invested in humanitarian violence in service of greed. Articles often authored by PhDs, going to show authentic intelligence (no pun intended) is not necessarily going to be discovered in academia.
National Public Radio Launders CIA information operations
VICE News Frequent CIA friendly, professional disinformation integrated to editorials, panders to a mostly Russo-phobic conservative audience
The Moscow Times is a New York Times clone pandering to anti-Russian propagandists in area of foreign policy particularly. The fact of the site not blocked in Russia makes a lie of western media claims of draconian Russian censorship of press outlets-
endthelie.com CIA friendly, professional disinformation aimed at average IQ of 90, articles linked to and quoting mainstream media outlets. Initial criticisms might be posted by comment moderators but trolls assigned to comments for purpose of assassinating persons with valid criticisms and moderators who do not post intelligent rebuttals
Small Wars Journal claims the following…
“We do not screen articles for conformance with a house view; our only position is that small wars are wicked problems warranting consideration of myriad views before action, to inform what will no doubt be imperfect decisions with significant unintended consequences”
… but in fact panders to military industrial ‘in house’ projects to keep ‘small wars’ going with failed counter-insurgency policies:
“In spite of the rushed and uncertain character of the Afghan force development, the president chose to provide the minimum recommended mix of U.S. advisors, enablers, and counterinsurgency forces recommended by ISAF for only one year. This, in spite of the fact that the U.S. military has consistently understated the need for advisors, aid, and prolonged effort in their past plans in Vietnam, Iraq, and other operations
…from ‘think tanks’ such as CSIS with corporate friends like Condoleezza Rice and General James Jones.
Been checking out your stuff, some of it pretty appealing. But then, (full disclosure) I notice some suspect persons on your board;
Daniel Ellsberg and his largely un-investigated relationship to Edward Lansdale, here’s a snippet
Robert Dreyfuss whose Ukraine reporting is so CIA friendly as to be disgusting. His longtime Ford Foundation (CIA) funded ‘Nation Institute’ turns out all sorts of disinformation such as the professional handwringing TomDispatch misdirecting people from the real danger zones.
As I’m typing this, I’ve been listening to your recent radio interview ‘refugees, 9/11 and more’ relating to the Saudi elements concerning 9/11 and invite a read of:
If interested, here is my story:
I would simply note many unsuspecting people are what are termed ‘assets’ in spy craft, despite the fact of a sincere belief in what they’re engaged in. The courageous ones will look deeper when apprised of certain possibilities…
“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire
…I received a perfectly equivocating reply (he forbid me to share) including patently absurd advice on my mental state.
to be continued…