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As noted in the immediate preceding article ‘Cyber-War and Google Robots’, Buried in an annex to the ‘intelligence report’ Donald Trump can’t make up his mind whether to believe or not, per Putin and his evil minions ‘hacked  the USA’s 2016 election’, is this language:

”Estimative language consists of two elements: judgments about the likelihood of developments or events occurring and levels of confidence in the sources and analytic reasoning supporting the judgments. Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. Assessments are based on collected information, which is often incomplete or fragmentary, as well as logic, argumentation, and precedents”

What is going on is, with ZERO hard evidence to back their claim, the ‘cover your ass’ culture of the liberal democracies ‘intelligence’ bureaucracy inserted the mandatory disclaimer, not knowing whether the shit they made up, also known as a PSYOP or psychological operation, under cover of an ‘intelligence’ report, would acquire and sustain traction. This is because, if/when the report falls apart, the incompetent, cowardly, CIA authors can point to the disclaimer and say ‘it’s the best we could do with what we knew in the moment, so, no, we didn’t lie.’

Related to possible fallout of the entire business coming apart, the dunces at Central Intelligence senior management level ran with the report, apparently prior to ‘vetting’ it with anyone with an IQ in excess of 90. What’s worse is, the FBI wasn’t informed before the CIA pushed the proposed ‘fact’ evil Putin, the 21st Century’s ‘Vlad the Impaler’, had (according to the CIA’s aged, but infallible psychics, recalled from the disbanded Project Stargate) employed Russian advances in sorcery, er, make that quantum mechanics, and hacked the 2016 election. In effect, the entire ‘the Russians did it’ scenario, according to the report’s annex, is solely sourced in the CIA’s imagination. Thus, the CIA had, by not considering how this realistically plays out, put the FBI’s nuts in a vise.

Consequently, anyone familiar with American legal process, when contemplating the Democratic National Committee ‘refusing’ the FBI access to the DNC servers, experiences a (dark) chuckle. In a world where there was a reality of authentic facts (not to mention an intact rule of law), the servers would be seized (or at least court order administrated) by the FBI, to come up with evidence of whether there had been the much publicized ‘hack’, or whether, as had been elsewhere reported, but much suppressed in mainstream media, this was an ‘insider leak.’

Clearly, the FBI knows in all probability, probably beyond a reasonable doubt, the DNC mails release was due to an insider leak as stated by Wikileaks associate Craig Murray, and Seth Rich was the insider leaked the DNC mails, per sources close to the DC police Seth Rich murder investigation, those same sources informing Seymour Hersh.

Meanwhile, the ‘Russians did it’ meme is too deeply invested in, to dial-back the PSYOP, it has acquired a life of its own in Congress. Backing off, at this point, would badly undermine the credibility of institutions across the board (includes media), at the top of the military-industrial feeding frenzy; a small matter of economics, as it were.

The answer to this dilemma? Pitch to ALL of the liberal democracies ‘the devil you know‘ argument, that is, ‘if we go down, you could go down too‘ and in this case it means keep piling on ‘the Russians did it’ and by now the Russians have done it everywhere; England, Germany, Spain (Catalonia), all of western Europe, everywhere across the so-called ‘free world’, including Santa Claus’ village in the Arctic, remotely operated scientific stations at the geographic South Pole and ‘by now’ includes the dark side of the moon, all in desperate gambit to keep a lie that is unsustainable, from crumbling. This may ultimately prove to be the defining event, in case of not whether, but when, the western intelligence agencies’ manufacture of reality must finally collapse.

Why aren’t the Russians pointing to the idiocy of the CIA’s failure to redact from the ‘intelligence report’ the ‘cover your ass’ admission of fantasy…

”Estimative language consists of two elements: judgments about the likelihood of developments or events occurring and levels of confidence in the sources and analytic reasoning supporting the judgments. Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. Assessments are based on collected information, which is often incomplete or fragmentary, as well as logic, argumentation, and precedents”

…practically exonerating them? Probably it’s a case of ‘the devil you know’ as well; with Putin knowing the western leadership are not rational people, these people have nukes, and no one knows what will happen if it were to begin to unravel for the liberal democracies criminal class clinging to power. A criminal class, which to now, has shown it won’t hesitate to initiate any violence to hang on to, and further their interests. No rational person should expect these ‘people’ (‘people’ making one nearly want to believe David Iche’s ‘lizard DNA’ theory) would surrender power and fortune, put tail between legs and march themselves off to jail. That’s just not going to happen. So, then what?

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Right. So, ‘then what’, just now, becomes an exercise in intelligence agencies heating up the animation in the increasingly cartoon-like manufacture of reality, and at some point, with so much distance from actuality, this ‘reality’ bubble must pop; recalling Boris Yeltsen’s era and the rise of the oligarchs, juxtaposed to ‘kapital’ boogeyman Karl Marx:

If Ayn Rand had been alluding to socialism in ‘Atlas Shrugged’, why should any competent psychologist believe this title were not equally a projection of her own capital empire’s decaying inner self? We should be so lucky to rise from the coming social ashes as Russia had from Yeltsen.

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I’d recently noticed an interesting ‘cyber-phenomenon’ when surfing online news outlets, here is last night and this morning’s result (Central Europe Time.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m no internet expert, but sometimes even a computer-troglodyte can detect a bad cyber-odor.

What I’d noticed is, an on-off-on-again-off again (over these past months), very interesting, ability or inability to access information, depending solely on where the cyber-robots decide one can read … indicating where the robot believes you are located. For instance, in today’s case, if I route my VPN [virtual private network] through Russia, to the English language pages of two Spanish publications, I am allowed to read at one, but not the other. This is when it gets interesting.

The Local (thelocal.es) runs much more balanced articles on Catalonia’s succession effort to break with Spain, whereas El Pais in English (elpais.com) is goosestepping with ‘the Russians did it’ western intelligence agencies information operations (PSYOPS) meme.

El Pais features ‘Russia is interfering in Catalonia’ headlines…

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…running highly disputed (elsewhere) allegations of Russia interfering in Spain’s crisis. Furthermore, El Pais is putting out patently false information in the numerous articles it is running on the leadership of the Catalan independence movement, here is an example:

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“It is false that we have ignored the Constitution… because there are international treaties that contemplate the right to self-determination, and constitutions are favorable to interpretation under international law”…

Here the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is quoted, and he is correct to state [paraphrased] treaties subscribed to under international law bind nations that have signed those treaties and there are such treaties with language that could be construed to favor Catalan independence; but El Pais falsely interprets this statement, deliberately discrediting Puigdemont’s stance, by adding on:

…he [Puigdemont] said, alluding to the United Nations resolution 50/6, which only acknowledges this right for people “under colonial or other forms of alien domination or foreign occupation”

Noting a UN resolution is not a treaty, the misrepresentation is clear. By way of example, here is my email to El Pais correcting this, pointing to a valid, in force treaty Spain is a party to, to which Puigdemont could easily be referring:

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Dear El Pais

When I lived in Catalonia 7 and 8 years ago, I very much appreciated your newspaper. I cannot say this now, the bias has become palpable. Case in point would be your recent articles emphasizing ’The Right of Self Determination’ is only applicable to colonialism. In fact, this is a very much unsettled question in international law, as demonstrated in article one, paragraph one, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, where the self determination principle’s language is unequivocal; this is a right of ALL peoples:

Article 1
i) All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of the right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

“The relatively straightforward language of the first paragraph, in particular, is commonly cited as evidence of the universality of the right to self-determination, although its formulation does little to make the scope of the right more precise. Nevertheless, both the reference to “all” peoples and the fact that the article is found in human rights treaties intended to have universal applicability suggest a scope beyond that of decolonization”

https://pesd.princeton.edu/?q=node/254

As a party to a published international law study specific to the Right of Self Determination…

http://www.nomos-shop.de/Cole-West-Right-of-Self-Determination-of-Peoples-its-Application-to-Indigenous-Peoples-USA/productview.aspx?product=1484

…I can inform El Pais that, Rajoy’s policy of jailing Catalonia’s elected leadership could be the determining factor taken in arguing the Spanish state is delivering to the Catalans what is described as “The offensive right of self determination” or, and an earned right of independence, due to disproportionate Spanish state actions, in addition to any as yet unenforced right of self determination specified elsewhere in human rights treaty law.

Beyond this, Spain’s judiciary clearly IS politicized, as claimed by Puigdemont, when comparing the present arrests to cases which are not prosecuted, for instance the secret Catholic militia El Yunque. There are even worse, to now unpublicized cases, where Spain’s institutions, for political reasons, have failed to pursue prosecutions of patent criminal activities of an egregious nature, I invite a read at:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/11/03/catalonia-paradox/

With sincere regards

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire

Of course El Pais did not respond to my mail and I did not expect they would; the point of the mail is covering future possible circumstance of El Pais editors claiming ignorance in a case of ‘journalistic’ denial.

Now, back to the robot: If, I happen to be an English literate person the robot thinks is located in Russia (because of my VPN identifying my location in Russia, with routing through a Russian server) and I want to read western press, I’m allowed to read the rank propaganda at El Pais, but not the much more accurate reporting at The Local:

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403. That’s an error.

Your client does not have permission to get  URL / from this server. That’s all we know.

But if I run my VPN through a western country, in this case Greece, I can load The Local page, no problem:

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Now, I seriously doubt The Local’s servers are going to be configured to fence out Russian readers, that simply makes no sense (except in the case of The Local servers hacked by western intelligence, a distinct possibility) because The Local is much less biased towards Russia in its coverage of the news in Catalonia and doesn’t print the, in some cases, outright false, and in other cases seriously misleading, sort of articles one finds at El Pais. It is even less likely Russia itself is blocking The Local, if Russia were to block one of sites, it would be El Pais.

What we appear to be looking at, and it is highly doubtful there is an otherwise innocent explanation, is cyber war, where Russians, those who happen to be English literate readers, are directed to western media that is propagandized; along the lines of ‘look, Mr or Ms Russian citizen, at the evil meddling of Putin in the liberal democracies affairs.’

The unanswered question (for myself) is, why is it a Google robot provides the outright lie of ‘something is broken and we don’t know what it is’, when clearly something is broken deliberately and whoever is behind it DOES know what it is. This has gone on for too long, too consistently, for Google not to know what it is. Who gives a Google robot the assignment of announcing to web-surfers located in Russia what amounts to an unspoken but matter of fact ‘sorry you can only read biased propaganda pieces and outright lies, because the system is ‘fixed.’ Central Intelligence Agency? Google, after all, practically sleeps with western intelligence.

It’s when encountering the preceding, one more than wonders at the veracity of claims it is Russia is the cyber-war boogeyman everywhere one looks… considering our liberal democracies obsession with controlling the narrative:

“Control over the narrative has more and more replaced truth seeking. It is the old Goebbels dictum: If you repeat the same lie over and over enough, it becomes the truth…

“Recent examples abound, but the golden egg prize goes to the claim that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential elections to secure a victory for Donald Trump. This narrative was presented in January 2017, after the Trump victory but before his inauguration, in an intelligence community assessment. Go back and re-read that 25-page “narrative” today and you will be shocked. It contains no evidence, but relies on a pseudo-psychological profile of Russian President Vladimir Putin…

“In a methodological annex to the report, the authors acknowledged that they had no facts to back up their conclusions:

“”Estimative language consists of two elements: judgments about the likelihood of developments or events occurring and levels of confidence in the sources and analytic reasoning supporting the judgments. Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact. Assessments are based on collected information, which is often incomplete or fragmentary, as well as logic, argumentation, and precedents…””

Yes, dear reader, that’s our liberal democracies’ intelligence agencies, in a ‘cover your ass culture’, admitting ‘we make this shit up’

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When the Moon is Made of Green Cheese

Alternatively, this essay could be titled ‘The Intercept Takes a Deep, Deep Dive’ and is a continuation of the series on Russophobe Pierre Omidyar’s and his associate Glenn Greenwald’s flagship publication inserting either incredibly incompetent or, alternatively, false flag journalism into the public discourse. Parts one & two linked HERE [1] and HERE [2]

Now, before we delve into The Intercept’s most recent misapprehension of reality, it should be pointed out it doesn’t matter whether the endeavor is result of incompetence or a deliberate misinformation, the result is the same; constructing a false perception for those many liberals and progressives who trust The Intercept, a trust based largely on the reputation of Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald should aggressively address this misinformation because known facts correcting the record, however those facts may be uncomfortable, are there. And I have informed Greenwald by providing those very facts via email (he hasn’t responded.) What are those facts? It is beyond ‘the preponderance of the evidence’ the Russians did not ‘hack’ the DNC mails, it’s beyond a reasonable doubt. It was an insider leak and that leaker was almost certainly Seth Rich, with the leaker’s identity only waiting the speaking out of former United Kingdom Ambassador Craig Murray, who has met with the DNC insider who leaked the mails:

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Screenshot from Craig Murray’s website ^ of a screenshot quoting Murray at The Guardian: “I know who leaked them, and they certainly are not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things”

I’ve also emailed Murray on more than one occasion, including this occasion, when I’d stated to him:

“Your silence on the DNC leaker’s identity only reinforces and grows the utter contempt you’re deserving of; considering the damage the western propaganda machine is causing to international relations with the ongoing information operation”

When the moon is made of green cheese is when The Intercept publishes ‘the Russians did it’ propaganda lie in flat contradiction of known facts:

Binney’s claim that the email theft was committed by an insider at the DNC also helps fuel one of the more bizarre conspiracy theories that has gained traction on the right: that the murder of a young DNC staffer last year was somehow connected to the data theft. Binney said he mentioned the case of Seth Rich to Pompeo during their meeting.

“The meeting raises questions about Pompeo’s willingness to act as an honest broker between the intelligence community and the White House, and his apparent refusal to push back against efforts by the president to bend the intelligence process to suit his political purposes. Instead of acting as a filter between Trump and the intelligence community, Pompeo’s decision to meet with Binney raises the possibility that right-wing theories aired on Fox News and in other conservative media can now move not just from conservative pundits to Trump, but also from Trump to Pompeo and into the bloodstream of the intelligence community”

Binney, who independently came to a conclusion, with forensic analysis, matching the statement of Craig Murray, is somehow construed to be poisoning an intelligence agency with a long history of poisoning the media. In other words, when an intelligence professional, William Binney, at odds with ‘the Russians did it’ disinformation pervading American media, and Binney, no matter we all know Donald Trump is a mobster associated douche-bag, points out the facts are on Trump’s side in the DNC mails story, The Intercept claims the moon is made of green cheese and that makes us, all of us following the actual facts that is, right wing conspiracy theorists. Small wonder the CIA invented and promoted ‘conspiracy theory’ as a disinformation method; considering how this sordid business of lies sifts out:

The article is co-authored, and we begin with James Risen who, if you need reminding, was showered with his journalism awards following having blown an espionage story so badly, his employer, the New York Times, had to settle with the injured party. Well, that makes perfect sense in a ‘Christian’ society that rewards its’ losers. Following crucifixion, Risen was rewarded with journalism heaven (forgive the pun on his name, but you should by now know this author.) But then, there is a further odor to Risen; past whistle-blowers have, on occasion, pointed to the NYT (pronounced ‘nit’) bending over to ‘service’ the CIA in its National Security stories. So, it follows, one wonders how James Risen could have a career at NYT and write books on the CIA without smelling like a disinformation asset. The short answer is, he can’t. Especially now that Risen has ignored the most credible witness, Ambassador Murray, in effort to discredit intelligence professional William Binney, and keep ‘the Russians hacked the DNC’ media hysteria alive. What a f**k.

“the Times ’ lead articles are not only contentious, if not fabricated, but are virtually devoid of actual news, consisting instead of claims made by US government and other official sources, who are usually unnamed. Bearing headlines such as “More Enemies Of the Kremlin End Up Dead,” “Russian Spies Said to Hack Systems Used in Clinton’s Run,” “Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked DNC,” and “Seeing in Email Breach a Trump-Putin Alliance,” these articles make sweeping and unsubstantiated assertions in order to present a slanted narrative aimed at justifying the reactionary foreign policy machinations cooked up by the US intelligence agencies and the State Department”

I do believe that is exactly what we see now, in the concerned article at The Intercept. Does anyone reading remember “Project Mockingbird”?

Now, recalling this site is about satire, we move on to the other author: Gay celebrity gossip columnist, er, I meant “investigative journalist, author, consultant, and television producer specializing in privacy, civil liberties, and surveillance issues”, Duncan Campbell, who had to have told Glenn Greenwald something like ‘let me slip you a bone(r), and we’ll take down the carrot-top President Moron (bless his little orange head) with a sexed-up story’ … Greenwald: YES! …

boner |ˈbōnər|
noun
N. Amer. informal a stupid mistake.
ORIGIN early 20th cent. (originally US): from bone + -er1.

So, ok, this is a president anyone in their right mind could despise, but ‘stupid mistake’ was lost in translation, because, being British and using the Oxford, Campbell didn’t realize ‘boner’ means something altogether different in American dialect these days. Or maybe it’s Campbell is old enough to be entering senility, the real origin of his stupid mistake. In any case, no matter how this Scots twit partnered with Risen and pitched what is Obama era Central Intelligence media poison with a post-Obama ‘Never Trump’ life of its own, to Greenwald’s Intercept, we have to look at another scenario, a scenario different to The Intercept Omidyar’s Russophobia, and Risen’s incompetence in a career associated with the NYT (pronounced ‘nit’), a known CIA disinformation outlet.

First, recall why America elected Trump, it’s not only what folk on the right could see, Bernies’ progressives and much of the ‘formerly sane’ center were put off by as well:

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Then, look at what the consequence had been, it’s not only folk on the left looking at this, it is much of the ‘formerly sane’ center can clearly see who the finger on the nuclear trigger belongs to:

It could be as simple as there is little sane insight these days, or that is to say no lie to oneself is too great, when it comes to The Intercept’s embrace of Central Intelligence Agency ‘lifers’ (a bureaucracy no director can control) post-Obama agenda to depose Trump; no matter ethics, morality, democratic principles, none of these, primarily because of the logic behind the American vote:

Some toilet paper is scented. Most toilet paper is flushed. It follows, some flushed toilet paper will smell good:

gag 1 |gag|
noun
a joke, especially one forming part of a comedy act.

or

gag 2 |gag|
verb
choke or retch: he gagged at the septic tank’s aroma.

Either definition is apropos to the candidates of either party, in what amounts to a duopoly case of ‘you can have your joke and we’ll force feed it to you too.’ Subsequently, in American politics, the expression ‘gag me’ should primarily be a case of:

double entendre |ˌdo͞obl ˌänˈtändrə|
noun (pl. double entendrespronunc.same)
a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from obsolete French (now double entente), ‘double understanding.’

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devolution |ˌdevəˈlo͞oSHən|
noun
• formal; descent or degeneration to a lower or worse state: the devolution of the public institution into an organized crime syndicate.

“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation”

When Social Lying is Pervasive

I was watching what I consider to be the worst of the Russian produced kid’s programs, ‘fixies’ (in English), concerning ‘imaginary friends’ who will vanish if their role is disclosed to adults. But it was much more than this; the child’s ‘imaginary friends’ are presented as inside an online computer screen. The father decides to check up on what the kid is watching, and rather than actually take time and sit down and watch with the kid, he merely questions the child as to the characters’ roles. Because the ‘imaginary friends’ (but presented as virtual reality ‘friends’) will be endangered if their role is disclosed (supposedly showing kids how to repair broken things), the child ‘invents’ roles (lies) concerning the online computer animation and ultimately this lying to the parent is presented to the child as a successful strategy. Allowing children to watch ‘fixies’ is like sending kids to attend school to prepare those children for a life of denial. Relevant to presenting a strategy of concealing online activity from the parent, predators never had a better friend than ‘fixies.’

^ lying to parent scene begins at minute 12:58

‘fixies’ is a relatively ‘new’ program (since 2011) and one wonders when, more than if, some socially astute observer (with a wider platform than this modest blog) notes the sociopath-preparatory-predatory nature of the program. ‘fixies’ has already impacted its’ first generation of children, as a popular animations series, across language barriers.

Meanwhile, the USA produced ‘Dexter’, into its’ 2nd generation, presents our children with role models of a vicious, one could say murderous, sibling rivalry, with disconnected parents who’re abused servants and the child behavior communicates evil to be normal. In this ‘banned’ (solely for profanity, not message) episode, which is not far removed from the episodes kids watch everyday, it is interesting to note Dexter, and his sister Deedee, lie to themselves as hyper-rude characters, when reincorporating their own rudeness to become ‘normal’ rude characters:

As well, ‘anything goes’ when the parents are absent, the role models & resultant acculturation are psychotic and criminal.

These are simply recent examples of what has gone on (lies) for a very long time but with a twist; the Church at Rome (and its’ several schisms or spin offs) instilled violence with propaganda, and aligned with special interests, resulted in centuries of wars throughout Europe. But in a mere 90 years, the inspirations of Edwards Bernays, applying Freudian technique to advertising in the field of ‘public relations’ (e.g. Goebbels modeled his state propaganda product on Bernays’ work) arguably has outdone Rome’s past 1,700 years ‘Christian’ aggression’s propaganda damage in total. Now, the liberal democracies inspirations to ‘freedom’, in the cyber age, has loosed anyone with a ‘cute’ idea onto our children, across non-existent frontiers. If the Russians were to clean up ‘fixies’, demanding socially responsible message, and ban the artists and producers, the western democracies would howl ‘censorship’ like pigs in a slaughterhouse. Meanwhile our Department of Justice can behave like Dexter, on a world stage, and it is perceived as ‘normal’ by a majority of propagandized Americans.

“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime” -Thomas Paine

What happens to the children who mature into adults in cultures where lying and denial are presented in format as REWARDED aggressive, sociopathic precursors to lies which are conditioned, socially innate, first nature of its players? Their first instinct would be to gag those who didn’t play according to script:

The Metadata:

As former military intelligence professional Colonel Anthony Schaffer notes in his interview concerning Sessions, it is more likely than not, the entire top tier of American law enforcement is compromised in the matter of covering up corrupt dealings with Russian corporate entities, and he names the primary players investigating ‘the Russians stole the election’ propaganda hyperbole (a.k.a. the Trump fired Comey case) as complicit players in the coverup of an entirely separate Russia case; including Robert Mueller who has rushed (and no doubt is behind the leaked information) to gain his first indictment in ‘the Russians did it’ case with charges still under seal. Did Sessions hold up the Uranium One witness long enough to allow Mueller to gain time to secure an indictment in the entirely separate Comey firing case? It is probably what’s up and here’s why:

Limited Hangout

Corruption crosses party lines. Robert Mueller has been a steady mafia foot-soldier who got his start in government corruption, particularly in relation to FBI-CIA collusion, under former CIA director and then President George H.W. Bush’s Department of Justice. As a DoJ attorney tasked with two Central Intelligence Agency projects, framing Libya for the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bombing [1, 2, 3] …

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“FBI Director Robert Mueller, who headed up the [Lockerbie] investigation while Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice…”

…and sinking the BCCI Iran-Contra related international arms & narcotics money laundering investigation [4] Mueller moved to head of the FBI within months of George W. Bush coming into office. Did Robert Mueller investigate the crimes of the Bush Jr administration? The answer is a resounding no, rather Mueller was crucial in providing cover for those crimes or, as a former FBI agent who worked 9/11 intelligence puts it [5]

“Mueller was chosen … not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do”

In fact, Robert Mueller had been so critical to the seamless transition of CIA crime within the deep state, when changing from Republican to Democratic administrations, Congress was convinced to extend his term limit from 10 to 12 years, keeping Mueller heading up the FBI 4 years into the Obama Administration [6]

Finally, we have to ask, did Robert Mueller pursue the Rosatom “Uranium One” case [7] where many tens of millions of dollars (at the least) were funneled to the Clinton Foundation? The answer is plainly no. Did the FBI’s James Comey, whose firing by Trump is the pretext for Mueller having been appointed Special Counsel, pursue the Uranium One case? The answer is plainly no. But now, with a known to have cooperated with the FBI as witness to the scheme, from the inside, initially this witness was gagged with threat of severe criminal penalties and that smelled seriously bad. So ‘the gag order has been lifted’ is the headline but that’s not true either, recalling:

“As of tonight, the Department of Justice has authorized the informant to disclose to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as one member of each of their staffs, any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation,” [8]

Excuse me, but that is precisely 12 people who the FBI informant who is now a supposedly ‘un-gagged’ witness will be allowed to speak in the presence of, in secret, and accompanied by Department of Justice baby-sitters. A ‘limited hangout‘ is typically when a covert operation or corrupt political issue has sprung, or is about to spring, a bad leak and the damage control technique applied is to allow some limited action or information to be applied; indicating a positive response and action by the responsible institutions when in fact the opposite is true.

What we have in actuality is a desperate rearguard action to delay, initially, and then contain the Rosatom affair by Department of Justice officials beholden to the Bush family who’re GOP “Never Trump” leading figures [9] and whose 2016 election preference, following the primaries, had been Hillary Clinton. In fact, a Bush-Clinton nexus of CIA organized crime has existed since the heyday of Iran-Contra [10]

Recalling Chuck Schumer’s…

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you” [11]

…and the fact the “Never Trump” Bush family criminal syndicate is the CIA’s own ‘First Family’, what we see symptom of is, Mueller, Sessions et al, desperately attempting to move the CIA invention ‘the Russians stole the presidency’ [12, 13, 14] and related propaganda prosecutions forward, while delaying and ultimately impeding investigation into real parties covering up corruption involving Russians.

The ultimate aim of the present players is to delay Uranium One and accelerate Trump’s removal and let a soon to be President Pence subsequently contain the Uranium One damage, to protect the several loyal career Bush foot-soldiers. The number one soldier is Robert Mueller, who owes his career climb to both Bush presidents, while protecting from prosecution several criminal endeavors of the Central Intelligence Agency; but I expect Mueller did not anticipate his present complicity in precisely such a criminal endeavor would be revealed; in today’s CIA endeavor to remove Trump.

To put the preceding into a bit wider perspective, Mike Pence, Jeff Sessions, the CIA’s Mike Pompeo, and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, all, are fraternal brothers belonging to ‘The Fellowship’ [15] which includes both Presidents Bush, and it just so happens Hillary Clinton is a long time associate [16]

If anyone were to doubt the Department of Justice is covering for criminals in collusion with the CIA, one need look no further than the documented case of the narco-cartel serial killer (assassin) Enrique Prado who has doubled as a high ranking CIA official that determined detectives and federal prosecutors have not been able to put away because Robert Mueller and James Comey have not only refused to cooperate with prosecuting Prado but have stood in the way [17]

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Devolution Part 1

For those unfamiliar with ‘GLADIO’, this is the name assigned a known history of western democracies intelligence agencies unleashing terror on their own citizens for purpose of influencing or manipulating public opinion to the advantage (historically-typically) of the right wing in politics. In the history developed since GLADIO first spilled into the open in Europe in 1990, we see the Central Intelligence Agency was central to setting up the original cells. Although exposed for mass murders falsely blamed on left wing political movements, the initial GLADIO actors were never prosecuted and the apparatus behind GLADIO never shut down. There is a video documentary of GLADIO  (NATO’s secret armies) farther down this page, followed by more print information. Meanwhile, presented here are the holes in the stories of several USA mass shootings, raising the specter of ongoing GLADIO operations –

Most recent update 10 October 2017:

Gunshot victim testimony of what went on from inside the venue matches the previous analysis of multiple shooters:

Las Vegas, gunfire from at least two automatic weapons, analysis:

2nd, 19 second recording, clearly two automatic weapons:

All for the ‘fact’ of a lone shooter who must simultaneously work two automatic weapons like Rambo (and then conveniently commit suicide.) BUT, What I clearly hear is two separate calibers, two rates of fire, the heavier caliber a lower rate of fire at distance but steady, indicating it is belt fed. The lighter caliber with higher rate of fire is much closer and in bursts. It’s been 45 years but you never forget the nature of the noise, in fact you need to learn to accurately interpret the noise because it can give you critical information in a fluid combat circumstance. These are 2 separate weapons without question, employed from distinct locations.

Then, the Las Vegas Sheriff (going ‘off script’, read on) says the shooter had to have had help, at least in pulling the act together (setting it up)

If you follow the Sheriff over the entire (longer, following) interview, what becomes clear is, in his own words, the ‘facts’ he reports are coming from the FBI. Is the FBI corrupt? Oh yes. So, when we hear two automatic weapons discharging from separate locations, you have to look for openings in the ‘lone shooter’ story the FBI is feeding us.

Interesting ‘facts’ are 1) the ‘hero’ security guard is sent packing before the room is breached by the police team. Is this sanitizing witnesses? The other interesting fact is, the Sheriff states there was a second team hauled a large, heavy bag of weapons to the location in the midst of the operation. Is this opportunity to swap out weapons used? Did large quantities of ammo and, spent brass with associated weapons come up to the room and, a belt fed machine gun and associated ammo and spent brass & belt links go back down in that bag? 3) It has been reported there was a full hour passed after the shooting had stopped, with police on location, before the police forced their way into the ‘shooters’ room. This, coupled with ‘the adjacent room’ (adjoining suite) spoken of by the Sheriff, provides plausible separate entry and exit, with ample time to swap out the evidence.

Also, the Sheriff’s investigators don’t have access to the ‘shooters’ girlfriend, all this information will be fed via the FBI who appear have total control over all information.

An interesting aside, the ‘gentlemen’ (includes FBI ‘investigative’ leader) standing behind the Sheriff like minders, while giving very close attention to every reporter and every question asked, pass a note from one to the other at minute 32:17. What couldn’t wait to be known at that moment? These two guys seemed more interested in the reporting than the crime.

The full interview:

Prior ‘gladio’ updates:

Updated 23 July 2016:

GLADIO returns to Munich: “A Munich police spokesman says witnesses have reported seeing three shooters with “long guns” who attacked a McDonald’s in a city mall”

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Three gunmen then magically morph into a single shooter who commits suicide: “A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday”

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This preceding would appear to be the more recent USA GLADIO model re-exported to Europe; recalling there has never been a satisfactory explanation for how a recently sold in the USA military grade assault rifle was reported to be employed in the Paris Bataclan massacre: “Milojko Brzakovic of the Zastava arms factory told The Associated Press that the M92 semi-automatic pistol’s serial number matched one his company delivered to an American online arms dealer in May 2013. It was not clear how the gun got back to Europe”

As well at the Bataclan, a member of the band stating: “When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. I immediately went to the promoter and said: ‘Who’s that guy? I want to put another dude on. Eventually I found out that six or so [band security detail] wouldn’t show up at all.”

Moving on to the USA and the recent killing of police in Dallas, immediately, it is apparent the reporting is problematic; with initial reports of multiple snipers firing from elevated positions, which would be consistent with an initial high rate of police casualties. Most of the police appear to have been gunned down in the first minutes. It was also reported the fire (from multiple snipers) was “triangulated” or a professionally set up, coordinated ambush. Former CIA officer & clandestine service Afghanistan veteran William Hurd stated: “When gunfire started exchanging, you had folks in cross positions that were moving towards the target,” the Texas Republican told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” program. “Usually, most folks that have never been in that situation are going the opposite direction. The level of coordination, there seemed to be some type of triangulation”

This information is also stated by the Dallas Chief of Police: “We believe these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to try to triangulate against officers,” Brown said”

But within 48 hours the narrative had dramatically changed; it is now a ‘lone gunman’ whom the police took care to blow up with a robot after they had him cornered (never-mind they’d initially reported he’d shot himself.) Question: Why, after cornering the suspect, instead of holding out for a negotiated surrender and possible critically important intelligence gains, would they take him out with an explosive device?  How could  the professional police of Dallas, many of them military veterans qualified  to make an accurate first assessment, get it all so wrong as to have to change the entire story?

At San Bernardino; three shooters, tall with athletic build: eye witness account. Of course we all are subsequently informed this was a (conveniently dead) lone gunman…

 

Orlando nightclub shooting; eyewitnesses claim more than one shooter and accomplices preventing escapes, blocking exit doors from the outside, while shooting went on. Of course this morphed into a single, dead shooter…

Orlando eyewitnesses part 1:

Orlando eyewitnesses part 2:

 

The Navy Yard shootings generated initial reports of multiple gunmen at more than one location, but ultimately a single lone gunman is dead at the scene. But this one gets a little stickier; a swat team on location was ordered not to intervene and leave scene of the ongoing shooting: “A tactical response team from the force was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers, police sources told the BBC”

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Aurora: The evidence covered up by law enforcement and the court in the ‘Batman’ theater shooting is nothing short of overwhelming. Video of close eyewitness accounts (<preceding link is expanded witness accounts) clearly detail the shooter(s) had inside help and this evidence is suppressed:

The only difference between the old domestic Gladio which had been western intelligence agencies engineering terror and the current version of domestic Gladio (Gladio B) is the label put on the enemies supposedly responsible; today’s boogeyman is radical Islam whereas previous to the fall of the Soviet Union the terror boogeyman was communism. A fifty minutes documentary of social engineering via GLADIO terror cells employed by intelligence agencies in Europe is a good place to start:

A postscript observation would be concerning historian Daniele Ganser’s otherwise excellent conclusions in his 2004 book NATO’s Secret Armies:

‘Prudent Precaution or source of Terror?’ the international press pointedly asked when the secret stay-behind armies of NATO were discovered across Western Europe following the Gladio revelations in Italy in late 1990.

After more than ten years of research and investigation the answer is now clear: Both. The secret stay-behind armies of NATO were a prudent precaution, as the available documents and testimonies amply demonstrate. Based on the experiences of the Second World War and the rapid and traumatic occupation of most European countries by the German and Italian forces, military experts feared the Soviet Union and became convinced that a stay-behind army could be of strategic value when it came to the liberation of the occupied territory. Behind enemy lines the secret army could have strengthened the resistance spirit of the population, helped in the running of an organised and armed national resistance, sabotaged and harassed the occupying forces, exfiltrated shot down pilots, and gathered intelligence for the government in exile.

Based on the fear of a potential invasion after the Second World War highly placed officials in the national European governments, in the European military secret services, in NATO as well as in the CIA and the MI6 therefore decided that a secret resistance network had to be set up already during peacetime. On a lower level in the hierarchy citizens and military officers in numerous countries of Western Europe shared this assessment, joined the conspiracy and secretly trained for the emergency. These preparations were not limited to the 16 NATO member countries, but included also the four neutral countries in Western Europe, namely Austria, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, on which the author is preparing a second publication. In retrospect it has become obvious that the fear was without reason and the training had been futile for the invasion of the Red Army never came. Yet such a certainty was not available at the time. And it is telling that the cover of the network, despite repeated exposures in many countries during the entire Cold War, was only blown completely at exactly the same moment when the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union collapsed. The secret stay-behind armies of NATO, however, were also a source of terror, as the evidence available now shows. It has been this second feature of the secret war that has attracted a lot of attention and criticism in the last decade, and which in the future will need more investigation and research. As of now the evidence indicates that the governments of the United States and Great Britain after the end of the Second World War feared not only a Soviet invasion, but also the Communist Parties, and to a lesser degree the Socialist Parties. The White House and Downing Street feared that in several countries of Western Europe, and above all in Italy, France, Belgium, Finland and Greece, the Communists might reach positions of influence in the executive and destroy the military alliance NATO from within by betraying military secrets to the Soviet Union. It was in this sense that the Pentagon in Washington together with the CIA, MI6 and NATO in a secret war set up and operated the stay-behind armies as an instrument to manipulate and control the democracies of Western Europe from within, unknown to both European populations and parliaments. This strategy lead to terror and fear, as well as to “humiliation and maltreatment of democratic institutions’, as the European press correctly criticised.

Experts of the Cold War will note that Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind armies cast a new light on the question of sovereignty in Western Europe. It is now clear that as the Cold War divided Europe, brutality and terror was employed to control populations on both sides of the Iron Curtain. As far as Eastern Europe is concerned, this fact has long been recognised, long before it had been openly declared. After the Red Army had in 1968 mercilessly crushed the social reforms in Prag, Soviet leader Leonid Breschnew in Moscow with his infamous ‘Breschnew doctrine’ had openly declared that the countries of Eastern Europe were only allowed to enjoy ‘limited sovereignty’. As far as Western Europe is concerned the conviction of being sovereign and independent was shattered more recently. The data from Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind armies indicates a more subtle and hidden strategy to manipulate and limit the sovereignty, with great differences from country to country. Yet a limitation of sovereignty it was. And in each case where the stay-behind network in the absence of a Soviet invasion functioned as a straightjacket for the democracies of Western Europe, Operation Gladio was the Breschnew doctrine of Washington. The strategic rationale to protect NATO from within cannot be brushed aside lightly. But the manipulation of the democracies of Western Europe by Washington and London on a level which many in the European Union still today find difficult to believe clearly violated the rule of law and will require further debate and investigation. In some operations the secret stay-behind soldiers together with the secret military services monitored and filed left-wing politicians and spread anti-Communist propaganda. In more violent operations the secret war led to bloodshed. Tragically the secret warriors linked up with right-wing terrorists, a combination that led – in some countries including at least Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Turkey – to massacres, torture, coup d’etats and other violent acts. Most of these state-sponsored terrorist operations, as the subsequent cover-ups and fake trials suggest, enjoyed the encouragement and protection of selected highly placed governmental and military officials in Europe and in the United States. Members of the security apparatus and the government on both sides of the Atlantic who themselves despise being linked up with right-wing terrorism must in the future bring more clarity nd understanding into these tragic dimensions of the secret Cold War in Western Europe.

If Cold War experts will derive new data from NATO’s stay-behind network for their discourse on limited sovereignty during the Cold War, then international legal experts and analysts of dysfunctions of democracies will find data on the breakdown of checks and balances within each nation. The Gladio data indicates that the legislative was unable to control the more hidden branches of the executive, and that parliamentary control of secret services is often non-existing or dysfunctional in democracies on both sides of the Atlantic. Totalitarian states have long been known to have operated a great variety of largely uncontrolled and unaccountable secret services and secret armies. Yet to discover such serious dysfunctions also in numerous democracies comes as a great surprise, to say the least. Within this debate of checks and balances military officials have been correct to point out after the discovery of Operation Gladio and NATO’s stay-behind network that there can never be such a thing as a ‘transparent stay-behind army’, for such a network would be exposed immediately in case of invasion and its members would be killed by the invasion force. Parliamentarians and constitutional lawyers meanwhile have been equally correct to emphasise that both the armed forces and the secret services of a democracy must at all times be transparent, accountable, controlled and supervised closely by civilian representatives of the people as they represent the most powerful instruments of the state.

This clash between mandatory secrecy and mandatory transparency, which lies at the heart of the Gladio phenomenon, directly points to the more general question of how much secrecy should be granted to the executive branch of a democracy. Judged from the Gladio evidence, where a lack of transparency and accountability has lead to corruption, abuse and terror, the answer is clear: The executive should be granted no secrecy and should at all times be controlled by the legislative. For a secret government, as it manifested itself in the United States and parts of Western Europe, can lead to abuse and even state terrorism. The growth of Intelligence abuses reflects a more general failure of our basic institutions’, US Senator Frank Church had wisely noted after a detailed investigation of CIA covert operations already in the 1970s. Gladio repeats this warning with a vengance.

It can hardly be overemphasised that running a secret army and funding an unaccountable intelligence service entails grave risks every democracy should seek to avoid. For the risks do not only include uncontrolled violence against groups of citizens, but mass manipulation of entire countries or continents. Among the most far-reaching findings on the secret war, as seen in the analysis, ranges the fact that the stay-behind network had served as a tool to spread fear amongst the population also in the absence of an invasion. The secret armies in some cases functioned as an almost perfect manipulation system that transported the fears of high-ranking military officers in the Pentagon and NATO to the populations in Western Europe. European citizens, as the strategists in the Pentagon saw it, due to their limited vision were unable to perceive the real and present danger of Communism, and therefore they had to be manipulated. By killing innocent citizens on market squares or in supermarkets and blaming the crime on the Communists the secret armies together with convinced right-wing terrorists effectively translated the fears of Pentagon strategists into very real fears of European citizens.

The destructive spiral of manipulation, fear and violence did not end with the fall of the Soviet Union and the discovery of the secret armies in 1990, but on the contrary gained momentum. Ever since the vicious terrorist attacks on the population of the United States on September 11, 2001 and the beginning of the ‘War on Terrorism’ fear and violence dominate not only the headlines across the globe but also the consciousness of millions. In the West the ‘evil Communist’ of the Cold War era has swiftly been replaced with the ‘evil Islamist’ of the war on terrorism era. With almost 3,000 civilians killed on September 11, and several thousands killed in the US-led war on terrorism so far with no end in sight, a new level of brutality has been reached.

Such an environment of fear, as the Gladio evidence shows, is ideally suited to manipulate the masses on both sides into more radical positions. Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaida terror network manipulated millions of Muslims, above all young male adults, to take up a radical position and believe in violence. On the other side also the White House and the administration of George Bush junior has fuelled the spiral of violence and fear and lead millions of Christians and seculars in the United States and in Europe to believe in the necessity and justice of killing other human beings in order to enhance their own security. Yet human security is not being advanced, but on the contrary decays, as the atmosphere is drenched with manipulation, violence and fear. Where the manipulation and the violence originate from and where they lead to, is at times very difficult to dissect. Hitler and the Nazis had profited greatly from manipulation and the fear in the wake of the mysterious Reichstagsbrand in Berlin in 1933, whereupon the Third Reich and Second World War followed. In 2001 the war on terrorism began, and once again radical critics have argued that the White House had manipulated 9/11, the largest terrorist attack in history, for geostrategic purposes.

As people across the globe share a vague sensation ‘that it cannot go on like that’ many search for an exit strategy from the spiral of violence, fear and manipulation. In Europe a consensus is building that terrorism cannot be defeated by war, as the latter feeds the spiral of violence, and hence the war on terrorism is not part of the solution but part of the problem. Furthermore also more high-tech – from retina scanning to smart containers – seems unable to really protect potential targets from terror attacks. More technology might even increase the challenges ahead when exploited for terrorist purposes and asymmetric warfare, a development observable ever since the invention of dynamite in the nineteenth century. Arguably more technology and more violence will therefore not solve the challenges ahead. A potential exit strategy from the spiral of fear, manipulation and violence might have to focus on the individual human being itself and a change of consciousness. Given its free will the individual can decide to focus on non-violent solutions of given problems and promote a dialogue of understanding and forgiveness in order to reduce extremist positions. The individual can break free from fear and manipulation by consciously concentrating on his or her very own feelings, thoughts, words and actions, and by focusing all of them on peaceful solutions. As more secrecy and more bloodshed are unlikely to solve the problems ahead the new millennium seems a particularly adequate time to begin with such a shift in consciousness which can have positive effects both for the world and for oneself.

Following on his excellent deconstructive analysis of GLADIO, Ganser’s epic fail is in the last paragraph where…

A potential exit strategy from the spiral of fear, manipulation and violence might have to focus on the individual human being itself and a change of consciousness. Given its free will the individual can decide to focus on non-violent solutions of given problems and promote a dialogue of understanding and forgiveness in order to reduce extremist positions. The individual can break free from fear and manipulation by consciously concentrating on his or her very own feelings, thoughts, words and actions, and by focusing all of them on peaceful solutions

…naively presuming the class of psychopaths risen to rule from the shadow will somehow magically correct the organic deficit in their personalities. What’s more and what’s worse is, on top of ‘leopards don’t shed their spots’ or criminals do not voluntarily surrender their business models, utterly missing is the ‘how’ that will be required; to weed out a pervasive criminal ‘deep state’ apparatus rooted in every branch and at every level across western democratic institutions. This septic infection of western democratic institutions has become the world’s largest and most entrenched organized crime family, where military-industrial corporate boards are fused with rogue intelligence agencies and ‘terror’ is essential to their bottom line: PROFIT. The stark reality is, generating terror has become a money making venture of such magnitude, were the symbiotic relationship between deliberately generated terror, and the armaments and related industries that derive immense profits from the same, were interrupted, the western culture’s economic engine would collapse.

Insofar as Genser’s ‘non-violence’ proposal, that is well and good, provided it is not manipulated akin to the Gene Sharp model where Ghandi’s moral and ethical principles had been suborned to amoral utilitarian ends based in ‘color revolutions.’ This evil, and those who’ve perpetrated it, must be put away. As well, Genser’s last paragraph should not be construed to allow the GLADIO criminal elements forgiveness along the lines of a ‘truth and reconciliation’ process, which is inconsistent with accountability and the rule of law. If the criminals were to walk free, the principle of deterence is not only rendered meaningless, recidivism would reinfect every institution.

The cycle of revolution attending the ‘rise and fall’ phenomena of the western civilized hierarchies throughout history demonstrates a failed model. At the end of the day, that required going forward will be more along the lines of a ‘reverse’ Social Darwinism where decentralization is the habit and the rule, and all those aspiring to the rise of hierarchy are speedily and effectively squelched; demanding an entirely new social perspective. The impediments to this are formidable.

Example given, rather than initiate a program to convert eastern Europe’s small farmers to organic production, when expanding, the European Union has forced tens (perhaps hundreds) of thousands of small farmers off the land with required equipment and farm to market ‘upgrades’ these small farmers could not afford or had no access to where the infrastructure did not exist, effectively handing ‘food security’ to multinational conglomerates such as Monsanto and Syngenta. Already a new generation is coming up having lost critical knowledge in community self-sufficiency. There have been few less criminal and anti-democratic acts in the annals of democracy; where the actual facts demand surrender of a community right to self-sufficiency. On the pretext of ‘sanitation’ the EU took away the largest source of clean, community produced foodstuffs and has positioned the likes of Monsanto and Syngenta to replace this vanished community produce with product that, were it labelled honestly, would sport a skull and crossed bones.

Every day that passes with these sort of events left unchecked, reduces the chances of intelligent dismantling of a system gone horrendously wrong; sans violence and escalated social trauma. Everyday that passes under the current criminal class of leadership, those GLADIO false flag actors represented in Obama, Cameron, Merkel, Hollande & company, who either cannot or will not look and act beyond the amorality of ‘Realpolitik’ and move on behalf of people rather than a corporate system which feeds on people, compounds the problem.

Each day of deferred action determines increased gravity in coming, inevitable, social collapse. It is the undeniable repeat history of western civilization. Short of intelligent dismantlement, a radical event in the age of the most lethal weapons the world has ever seen, there almost certainly will be no ‘phoenix’ rise from the western civilization’s ashes, this time. C’est la mort.

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Related:

Deep State IV NATO & Gladio

Deep State V Economics & counter-insurgency

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In any democracy, ethics, self restraint, tolerance and honesty will always take a second seat to narcissism, avarice, bigotry & persecution, if only because people who play by the rules in any democracy are at a disadvantage to those who easily subvert the rules to their own advantage (Ronald’s Maxim)

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On Melvin Goodman’s ‘Whistle Blower at the CIA’, an assessment of both; book & author. Of too may criticisms to detail, we begin with what appears to be the statement of a naif:

“The CIA I joined was not the paramilitary organization it is today”

This preceding statement is patently absurd; see former Pentagon liaison to CIA Fletcher Prouty’s nearly 50 years ago account ‘The Secret Team.’ What Goodman misses is, the paramilitary arm of the CIA, part of its’ directorate of operations, is simply [these days] ‘out of the closet’ as compared to the era of Alan Dulles which initially had built this quite amazing, but in those days ‘clandestine’ paramilitary arm, replete with world-wide logistics.

As Goodman details the methodical destruction of the CIA’s independent intelligence function, over decades, by politics driving policy, Goodman seems to naively believe the CIA can be salvaged with un-corrupted leadership imposing its’ will from the top down. Many a well intended executive has gone to their career gallows when presiding over a crime syndicate which despises-sabotages their leadership from within.

Goodman has a positive bias (blind spot) towards certain military, reflecting his war college days. Goodman gets the right-wing orientation and archaic military culture correct, but neglects the institutionalized religious extremism and is too generous to top military figures, particularly former students, e.g. Martin Dempsey, and certainly H.R. McMaster; Dempsey sat on his hands and did nothing to address the problem of (as documented by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation) Christian extremism in the officer corps, McMaster is likely part of this present day problem. This infection is also known to have spread throughout the CIA, how can it not be so much as be noted?

Goodman’s assessment of William Colby is unnecessarily oxymoronic; Former director Colby was a ‘reformer’ troubled by the abuses of the agency but this has to be squared with Colby’s on-site leadership of the office overseeing ‘Phoenix Program’ in Vietnam … but as Goodman was aware, Colby profiles as a ‘catholic conscience’ whose CIA crime programs he oversaw had ‘escaped the lab’ or gone out of control, Phoenix with up to 50,000 assassinations of mostly non-combatants (Colby acknowledged 20,000 dead Viet Cong proper, which is questionable), or for that matter, GLADIO aided and abetted by Colby via Opus Dei and the resultant false-flag terror in Europe. He [Goodman] couldn’t write about the prior, and dare not actually touch the latter; on account of his desire to see the CIA salvaged on the one hand, and his having to submit his book to CIA censors on the other hand. However Goodman mentions the possibility in passing, no one from the CIA is going to delve into actual circumstance of Colby’s death; pointing to assassination for his loose tongue over decades, and not least, for putting Douglas Valentine onto the principals of Phoenix, inclusive of Daniel Ellsberg and Ellsberg’s association with international narcotics traffickers.

Goodman describing Colby as an “honorable” CIA director is more than a stretch. Colby, at best, was repentant, however this cannot forgive a world class international criminal, deserving of nothing less than a life in prison term. That other CIA directors were worse, cannot conceal Colby’s personal history of initiating incalculable evil. This ‘catholic’ attitude of ‘forgiveness’ on Goodman’s part, overlooking a world class criminal’s faults, is one of the worst tools of a self-psychology skewing reality; a human defect that largely destroys his book.

On Robert Gates: “Gates lacked a moral core … his long history of lying, pandering and conniving…” Goodman might have better said Gates had been the ‘flotsam in the septic tank at Langley’ but Goodman is a gentleman in all circumstance, whereas I am not. But there is no mention of Gates’ hardcore Iran-Contra crimes as noted by rogue Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben Menache.

Instead, Goodman lays tremendous blame on William ‘Bill’ Casey for all sorts of nefarious acts and yet admits Casey was incomprehensible and senile. He seems to miss it was Robert Gates was actually running things on behalf of the Vice President George H.W. Bush, for the mentally disabled Casey, instead Goodman makes Gates out to be Casey’s sycophant. No doubt Robert Gates is worthy of utter contempt, but to put much of the book into reducing Gates’ more than considerable influence during the Reagan administration, to one of a small, shallow, vindictive, two-faced suck-up and butt-kisser (no doubt Gates was all of these) undermining objective intelligence analysis at the CIA, and whose incompetence combined with conforming ‘intelligence’ to ideological policy had done tremendous damage, is an insult to the informed reader. In reality, Robert Gates was also a cunning, accomplished, world-class criminal, throughout his government career. Despite knowing Gates from 1968, Goodman couldn’t properly read him.

There is no mention of Robert Gates role in the 1980 ‘October Surprise’ (in fact no mention at all, of this critically important event.)

Goodman mentions Robert McFarlane but there is no mention of one of the best kept secrets in Washington; that Reagan’s National Security Advisor, McFarlane, was an Israeli intelligence asset, and this is the real reason he was ‘retired’ rather than face politically damning treason charges, to protect George H.W. Bush’s upcoming run for the presidency.

There is no mention of the Guardian expose, where David Petraeus is shown to have been reported to, at the apex of chain of command, concerning clandestine torture sites, and related death squads, in Iraq. This documentary was closely timed to his [Patraeus] resigning from the CIA (only weeks prior to film release), certainly the real reason behind Petraeus departure, the illicit affair with Paula Broadwell exposed as a ‘cover story’ for his resignation, and why the Broadwell case sat on Attorney General Holder’s desk for a year; to see how revelations might develop, answering a question at the White House: would there be any instance of American press picking up the Guardian Films/BBC Arabic documentary? It stretches credulity Goodman wouldn’t have known this.

For all his criticism of Obama’s protection of John Brennan and handing the CIA over to the operations people, with Obama keeping the CIA Office of Inspector General vacant for 42 months, Goodman is timid, there is no chance this guy would look into Obama’s mother’s career as a clandestine services intelligence officer and the fact a young Barack was employed by a CIA front company.

Goodman utterly blows his North Korea analysis, when using LBJ’s metaphor of a nation that “couldn’t piss its way out of a phone booth” let alone pose an existential threat to the USA. He probably wishes he had that back; since his book’s May 2017 publication, North Korea has tested a hydrogen bomb, and appears to have successfully performed a MIRV (multiple independent re-entry vehicles) test with a medium range missile over the Pacific. Directly relevant to this, there is no mention of the ‘Tinners’ CIA ‘sting’ operation that actually accelerated North Korea’s nuclear program; when the CIA had passed authentic bomb designs, with deliberate flaws introduced, through the international black market … and the CIA’s corrupt cut-outs, who just happened to be expert nuclear engineers, caught and corrected the mistakes prior to selling the bomb schematics. This resulted in the CIA insisting all evidence of the ‘sting’ operation be destroyed, an event described by a Swiss investigator as “hiding their own stupidity.”

Goodman’s treatment of Feinstein’s torture report sticks closely to what is already reported in ‘mainstream’ without so much as a whiff of considering whether the entire exercise were a damage control information operation pointing to Feinstein and CIA in collusion to bury the real numbers of renditions and not having to deal with ‘disappeared’ people. The very idea of Feinstein holding the national security state accountable is at odds with her voting record and real actions in nearly every respect.

If Goodman were a real whistle-blower, the CIA history he details, at minimum, would have 1) pointed out the renditions story has never added up, questioning whatever exercise the Feinstein report is really all about; because there is a glaring inconsistency in the math of 11,000 known flights and more  identified renditions aircraft than acknowledged ‘black site’ prisoners, 2) brought up the Guardian expose of Petraeus, 3) confirmed the 1980 ‘October Surprise’ deal with Iran’s ayatollahs, and Robert Gates involvement, 4) fingered William Colby’s key role in setting up the GLADIO cells that eventually terrorized Europe throughout the 1980s, 5) brought up the ‘Tinners’ nuclear sting gone awry, 6) spilled on the CIA’s history of international narcotics trafficking (NOT an isolated Iran-Contra linked phenomenon but ongoing from Vietnam to this day in Afghanistan),  and, not least, 7) how it is a known cartel hit-man, Enrique Prado, rose to become the CIA equal to a two star general, even as  he continued to conduct business with the international narcotics trafficking under-world. Prado is in private business, to this day, untouched. Tell us Goodman, who at CIA is protecting Prado? Goodman could have outlined these subjects without submitting his book for review & censorship and willingly suffered the consequence, but he didn’t.

On the other hand, as an analyst who, having never worked in the ‘operations directorate’, Goodman is a technocrat who never actually experienced the ‘underbelly’ of the CIA. That said, it is hard to believe he’d not be intimately informed of the dirtier side’s history after 24 years at the agency. And most certainly, no one who wishes to stay within the safe confines of the establishment would ever point to the official 9/11 record as being equally bizarre to any of the conspiracy theories; particularly as relates to World Trade Center Building 7 having ‘died of fright’ on the afternoon of 11 September.

Finally, Goodman’s admiration for William ‘the Iran animus’ Burns  – Condoleezza Rice’s hatchet-man, when it came to sinking any rehabilitation in the USA’s relations with Iran under cover of, or pretense of, ‘diplomatic’ efforts – and wishing that genuine creep could have been appointed Director of CIA, shows Goodman’s utter poor judgement of character, or the disingenuous nature of those portions of his book amounting to a revisionist historical fiction. I’m guessing it is poor judgement of a failed analyst for the following important facts Goodman DOES bring out:

Goodman points out that, in March 1985, the CIA was responsible for a Beirut car bomb laden with 400 lbs of explosive that entirely missed its target but killed 80 innocent people. This was result of a) false (read politicized) analysis leading to US Marines stationed in Lebanon b) the subsequent blowing up of the marine’s barracks c) resultant attempt to target a Lebanese responsible for the attack on the marines due to said false analysis placing marines in harms way d) assassination of SOLELY 80 INNOCENTS;  on account of corruption/incompetence by the CIA from beginning through end of process.

‘cash awards’ (legal bribes) paid for ‘politicized’ (falsified) analysis by superiors. Early example is the 1985 assessment Agca’s Attempt to Kill the Pope: A Case for Soviet Involvement.’ The falsifiers are promoted within the system, a legacy of Robert Gates.

Concerning subsequent falsified analysis, this following metaphor is used when choosing people to produce the product:

“”Judge shopping in the courthouse” for there is no better way to assure the outcome of a tendentious intelligence product. You can get the sentence you desire with the right judges; you can do the same with the appointment of the right analysts to draft an intelligence product”

When the better intelligence didn’t fit the politics of policy, Robert Gates routinely blocked that information’s circulation. John Brennan took this farther with his reorganizing the CIA into regional ‘fusion centers’ where the analysts themselves are now subject to manipulation via pre-corrupted ‘raw’ intelligence fed to them directly by the operations side of the agency; thus ‘taming’ the independence of the analysts. This is consistent with my own analysis of the new fusion centers (which goes much farther.)

The office of DNI was designed under Bush to give intelligence final product control (delivery/dissemination) within the administration to the Pentagon; who controls the DNI budget and personnel (!!)

The offices of inspector general are compromised at Defense, State, CIA & NSA.

The CIA’s operations directorate “senior leadership” began an internal war against the OIG office under Bush but this endeavor was much more successful under Obama…

“Obama endorsed an overall weakening of the office of Inspector General throughout the national security bureaucracy and undermined to work of individual inspectors general”

…noting Goodman’s wife was employed at CIA OIG during Bush Jr, to 2005, his source is premium. As well, Goodman notes:

“The State Department had no Inspector General during the entire tenure of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, leaving in place an acting Inspector General with close ties to Secretary Clinton and her husband”

Diane Feinstein “sat on her hands while CIA director Panetta dismantled and marginalized the oversight responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General”

And finally: “The Pentagon is responsible for nearly 90% of personnel in the intelligence community and 85% of the community’s $75 billion budget”

The upshot of Goodman’s book: the military has won the internecine intelligence battle for control set in motion with the creation of the CIA as an intelligence GATHERING (not clandestine operations) agency by Harry Truman and this is not good news. At the end of the day, with a thoroughly militarized intelligence community (noting the CIA’s operations sector has been paramilitary since the era of Allan Dulles), Goodman’s overall point is correct, but this could be lost on readers drowned in the book’s obsession with Robert Gates rants.

My upcoming amazon ranking: two stars.

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Mephisto

A Mephisto assessment of reality

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“I know the guy that went into his broker in San Diego and said “Cash me out, it’s going down tomorrow. His brother worked at the White House”Robert Baer, 2008, speaking of 9/11

Former CIA operative Robert Baer’s moment of hubris, spoken with the smirk more typical of private dinner parties attended by mafia, hit men, and spooks moved on to private ‘contracts’, points to the ambivalence of a man whose dying conscience could not rise above:

“Professional standards require intelligence professionals to lie, hide information, or use covert tactics to protect their “cover,” access, sources, and responsibilities. The Central Intelligence Agency expects, teaches, encourages, and controls these tactics so that the lies are consistent and supported (“backstopped”). The CIA expects intelligence officers to teach others to lie, deceive, steal, launder money, and perform a variety of other activities that would certainly be illegal if practiced in the United States. They call these tactics “tradecraft,” and intelligence officers practice them in all the world’s intelligence services” -Hulnick & Mattausch, “Ethics and Morality in U.S. Secret Intelligence”

Baer enjoys talking out both sides of his mouth, it would seem, having at other times denied 9/11 could have been pulled off by intelligence services. Or, Baer could care less the White House put its middle finger up the anus of the USA on 9/11, and much of the world in the process.

After all, Robert Baer appears on CNN, and these days practices his ‘tradecraft’ by propagandizing the American people. Why? Because however he might have lived ‘dangerously’ as a CIA spook, at the end of the day he’s either an amoral coward or a greed driven psychopath. If this were not so, Baer would have spoken out in no uncertain terms on who he knows whose “brother worked at the White House” no matter the personal consequence. And that consequence, at the least, would determine he’d have no more lucrative media gigs, he’d not be working, propagandizing the American people, for the corporate prostitutes’ press corps, especially CNN, whose “lies are consistent and supported

“My sense here is we’re approaching the smoking gun, that this meeting may have very well have been to talk about hacked emails,” Baer said while talking with Ana Cabrera on “CNN Newsroom”

There you have it, Robert Baer, in July of 2017, pushing ‘the Russians hacked the election’ propaganda lie, a product of Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s imagination, while performing geopolitical fellatio for the USA’s Counterfeit News Network.

Have a listen to a smirking, amoral, traitorous coward concerning 9/11:

 

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