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                                  Mr Flubber Flabbergaster
                                  Engaged the trade of haberdasher
                                  His hats graced heads of alabaster
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The preceding is echo of my (long since buried) ambition to write books for children. Geopolitical intrigue killed that dream. But perhaps my Victorian era vocabulary would have seen the demise of the ambition after-all; few can read at the level of Washington Irving these days, in a world where ‘literacy’ should be (if we are honest) synonymous with ‘antiquarian.’ People don’t know how to read anymore. That is, if ‘knowing how to read’ should include attention span of more than 1,500 words (the composition limit that can keep the ‘serious’ 21st Century internet reader), ability to absorb & retain, grow observational ability (acquire social intelligence) and not least, improve one’s overall person by building awareness of the culture & world one lives in.

So many things have changed in the past 200, 150, 100 and past 50 years. Time has accelerated exponentially, coupled to cultural decay, ‘sweat equity’ (investment) in learning has been sacrificed to technological developments demand of speed and accompanying stresses which require ‘expediting’ nearly everything; with final effect of imposing instant gratification upon what ‘once upon a time’ were the ‘joys of life’, reflected not only in ‘leisure’ (do people even know what relaxed enjoyment is anymore?) but genuine care taken in superior craftsmanship or work product coupled to personal pride and development. All of this can be linked to personal development.

Ok, so that was was a critical mouthful. But, it DOES sum up the social defect underlying an involuntary post-modern shallowness of today’s lost sheep or those many lemmings following so many geopolitical pied pipers hither & thither, trying to discover what is going on but lacking the critical tools (depth of personal development) to step back and observe accurately. People have been cheated and they should feel cheated.

A result of this is found in a metaphor; today’s alternative news junkies get swept up in cults of personality like the faithful flocking to gurus. The problem here is the West is not anything like Hindu culture or alternatively stated (paraphrasing Carl Jung) these people lack a cultural foundation and cannot practice authentically when seeking ‘news enlightenment.’

These germinating thoughts are result of this blogger (yours truly) noticing ‘political-demographic’ change in readership when taking repeated route away from established narrative that amount to ‘news cults’ that are attracted to read and then driven off when the subject of the inquiry changes. When digging into the Obama fraud, my conservative readership was strong, when I dug into the Trump fraud, there was drop and gain in readers of a different political cult and again when taking on the putrid Biden/Harris fraud, drop and gain, like the roller coaster. But these dips & peaks pale by comparison to the hit in readership when I’d recently turned my sights on Pepe Escobar [1] and Russian propaganda technique & cowardice [2], [3] (as separate entities.) Their readership amounts to cults of personality and their readers are seriously misled whilst noting Escobar produces for two imited hangouts: TomDispatch [4], [5] & The Asia Times notably also hosting intelligence disinformation specialists MK Bhadrakumar [6] & ‘Spengler.’ [7]

This site goes where the evidence leads without political alignment (but with a conservative ethic), and the cosmos has been kind, because Dr David Martin’s (may the gods bless him forever) piece on the covid fraud (reproduced at this site) [8] brought well over 20,000 new visitors to this small blog in a matter of months before the algorithms at duckduckgo search engine were adjusted to bury the article (articles at my site had been buried by the CIA aligned google search for years already.)

And, of course, mixed appreciation is always extended to the spooks who read at this site faithfully; maybe one day, some of them will ‘wake up’ … (noting there are indications some have.)

[1] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/08/27/pepe-escobar-is-full-of-st/

[2] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/08/17/the-flip-russian-propaganda-technique/

[3] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/09/12/russian-propaganda-cowardice/

[4] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/08/05/pentagon-papers-cia-and-the-lies-of-daniel-ellsberg/

[5] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2015/10/16/zero-hedge-takes-the-kool-aid/

[6] https://asiatimes.com/author/mk-bhadrakumar/

[7] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/01/09/spengler-couldnt-smell-a-pogrom-to-save-his-life/

[8] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/02/24/mrna-its-gene-therapy-not-a-vaccine/

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A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with the good” -Mahatma Ghandi

A Sociopaths & Democracy Project

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Cowardice is a form of corruption that is pervasive in politics, and is essentially a product of collective-centralized, ego-driven narcissism that fears loss of power. When political cowardice drives media lies, this corruption of the state opens avenue to enhanced sense of false reality and results in social-psychological split that ultimately must widen the gulf between the politicians and the people they proselytize. This systemic corruption, typical of modern states, is worst in the Western liberal democracies (the Bernays model of pervasive lies) but is also becoming a primary evil of the Russian state. [1]

Altogether setting aside the personalities of Navalny et al, who’re actually Western agents of influence (follow the money), and not Russian patriots, we can turn our sights on Yeltsen era apparachik Alexei Gromov, the contemporary Kremlin comptroller of Russian media, and his primary minion promoting media lies for external propaganda, boss of RT & Sputnk International, the succubus extraordinaire Margarita Simonyan who practically performs political fellatio on the Western propaganda model she contests with. The media cowardice subject to the present composition is that of ‘the flip’ Russian propaganda method, preferred when truth is inconvenient; in the Sputnik International article “Bizarre Conspiracy Theories That Have Haunted 9/11 Attacks for Two Decades” [2], [3], [4], [5]

“The official ruling was disputed by The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911T) – activists related to the notorious 9/11 Truth movement that refuse to accept the official version of the events. According to the activists, the WTC-7 collapse was a “near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building”. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found, however, that the columns’ failures were triggered when joists and beams “walked off” their connections”

The bold in this above excerpted paragraph is subject to an egregious lie by omission; in fact the quote attributed to “activists” is an unattributed (by Sputnik) plagiarism put on the “activists” lips.  The actual source of the quote? The Institute of Northern Engineering, a fully accredited department of the University of Alaska:

WTC_7 - 1

“The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse. The secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building[6]

The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth who FUNDED the (four years) university study happen to be more than 3,000 (three thousand plus) certified architects and engineers, and over three thousand trained professionals arriving at a consensus in their area of expertise cannot be (honestly) described as some notorious fringe conspiracy group. [7]

In short, what Gromov & Simoyan have done, in this example case of the scandalous articles at Sputnik on the 2021 anniversary of 9/11, is promote exceedingly dishonest yellow journalism (noting ‘yellow’ is a synonym for cowardice in American dialect) that reduces 3,000+ engineering professionals to a group of fringe conspiracy freaks where in the Sputnik storyline a fully accredited four year university study result is plagiarized and put on the disingenuously described but highly professional group’s lips as though the study had never happened (made the study vanish with ‘yellow journalism’ magic.)

“Yellow journalism and yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate, well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism” Wikipedia [8]

The “What About Building 7?” section then goes on to use an old, tried and true psychological operations trick; when associating the ‘jet fuel’ fires of the twin towers with Building 7, an out of context claim conflating the NIST assertions concerning the temperature of fires of the twin towers with Building 7, although the fires in Building 7 were a different (no jet fuel) circumstance. The devious construction of this ‘error’ indicates disinformation specialists assigned to the story’s composition.

Motive: Gromov & Simoyan’s pet propaganda projects RT & Sputnik have a vested self-interest in perpetrating the 9/11 lie; because 9/11 truth is a red line they dare not cross for the fact their journalists and broadcast rights likely would become persona non grata in the Western liberal democracies if they were to expose Dick Cheney’s Reichstag Fire. [9]

Yes, folks, Russia’s premier news outlets DO lie and when they do, the lies are cowardice driven ‘whoppers’ (really big lies.)

Methinks Vladimir Putin should be (someday) ungrateful for Gromov & Simonyan’s efforts; because this flip ‘judo in media’ mentality never seems to leave the dojo and face the reality of the street fight; where the ‘truth’ of winners & losers is unambiguous. You can’t lie (or bluff) your way through the big issues as a matter of habit and expect to win.

“You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time” -American folk proverb

 

[1] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Edward_Bernays

[2] http://en.kremlin.ru/catalog/persons/4/biography

[3] https://relationshipscience.com/connections/margarita-simonyan-149240492

[4] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/08/17/the-flip-russian-propaganda-technique/

[5] https://sputniknews.com/20210910/bizarre-conspiracy-theories-that-have-haunted-911-attacks-for-two-decades-1088924962.html

[6] https://ine.uaf.edu/wtc7

[7] https://www.ae911truth.org/

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism

[9] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2021/09/07/9-11-eyewash/

 

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A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with the good” -Mahatma Ghandi

A Sociopaths & Democracy Project

The Russian propaganda method? When it comes to aiming their story at the liberal democracies audience, it could not be more simple; more often than not report the actual facts in the geopolitical contest and when this is inconvenient, the preferred option would be to practice lies by omission. In the main, this works because of the Western press co-option by multinational corporate interests (read intelligence agencies’ information operations) has so totally removed their readers from the actuality of what is going on, generally speaking there is no pressing need to present a false portrait of reality versus the corrupt nature of the Atlanticists and their sordid behaviors. But, there are exceptions, and in the case presented in short here, a case of exceptional stupidity or, an incredible misapprehension of the Western mentality.

One of the propaganda techniques I time to time notice practiced by Russia is what I call ‘the flip’ or, where the Russians take a Western propaganda lie and flip it back onto itself. This should cross the line of any principled ethicist, as truth is not served in a case of re-engineering a lie but rather sets up perversion of justice that must haunt when the altered reality corrects itself.

Such could easily be the case of the Russians’ most recent pronouncements on the downing of Malaysia flight MH17 over the Donbass region of what had been Ukraine (but now are the separatist & de facto Republics of Novorossiya.)

Recently the ‘JIT’, the utterly politicized and corrupt Joint Investigative Team which includes the neo-nazi regime in Kiev and excludes Russia, had presented photographic evidence of the BuK surface to air missile debris the team claims brought down the airliner, complete with serial number. The Russian reaction? Simply to look up the serial number and determine that particular missile had been delivered to the Carpathian region (Western frontier) of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine. The missile was then inherited by the new nation of Ukraine when the Soviet Union broke up and belonged to the Ukrainian military. Consequently Sputnik reports (The Russian military quotes in double quotation marks, Sputnik commentary or ‘spin’ in bold)

“”On May 24, 2018, a briefing was held by representatives of the Joint Investigation Team, during which fragments of the engine and nozzle of the missile of the Buk missile system were demonstrated. According to the investigators, the Malaysian MH17 Boeing was downed on July 17, 2014. At the same time, attention was drawn to the numbers of these components of the 9M38 missile, which you can see on the slide,” Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin said

“”So the missile … on December 29, 1986, was sent by rail to the military unit 20152. It is well known that the missile was received by the military unit,” Parshin said at a briefing””

“The Russian Ministry of Defense also stated that the Buk missile that the regiment armed with the missile that knocked down the MH17 flight was repeatedly involved in the so-called anti-terrorist operation in Donetsk and Lugansk”

“”Separately, I will stop on the military unit 20152, where the missile with the number 886847349 was put, its real name is 221 anti-aircraft missile brigade … By the decree of the president of Ukraine this unit was renamed into 223 anti-aircraft missile regiment. Currently, this unit is located in the city of Stryi of the Lviv region, they still have the Buk systems. It is noteworthy, that units of the 223 regiment, since 2014, have repeatedly been involved in the so-called anti-terror operation in Donetsk and Lugansk regions,” Lt. Gen. Parshin said””

“Missile Used in Downing of MH17 in Ukraine Was Built at Plant in Moscow Region” [Sputnik subheading]

“The Russian Ministry of Defense reported Monday that the documentation for the Buk missile is still stored at the Dolgoprudny plant, where it was built. The ministry also announced that the Joint International Investigation Team can examine declassified documents on the missile, as Russia had sent the new data on the issue to the Netherlands”

“”This is a set of technical documentation that is filled at the manufacturing plant for each manufactured product and stored there, regardless of whether it is in Russia or abroad. Among the documents presented to you is a passport for the nozzle cluster 9D13105000 No. 8-30-113,” Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin, the head of the Main Missile and Artillery Directorate told a media briefing”

“The Defense Ministry also showed the document for the engine of the missile 9D131 with the serial number 8869032.

“”As can be seen on the slide, the numbers of components of the 9M38 missile and the number of units noted in the technical documentation stored at the Dolgoprudny Research and Production Enterprise and those presented at the briefing today, are identical,” Parshin said”

Note the Russian military was careful not to state the missile in question was used to down MH17. Only Sputnik makes that claim (per the material presented in the Sputnik article.) Why is this an important distinction? Because the Russian military knows MH17 was not downed by a Buk but a SU-25 combat jet (and has provided the relevant radar data previous to this.)

What Sputnik has done is ‘flip’ the presentation by the JIT of missile debris or that is to say if the liberal democracies wish to claim the missile debris presented is behind the cause of MH17’s destruction, then this results in Ukraine having downed the plane with the Buk missile. But in actuality all that has been proven is Ukraine had been in possession of the missile assigned responsibility by the JIT. Planting and presenting that debris would be as simple as detonating a Russian BUILT (not possessed) Buk under test conditions, for instance launched at a target drone over a scrubbed field at 300 meters height such as you would see at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and pick up the pieces. I’d sat in the bleacher at the White Sands location to watch an Improved Hawk (analog to the Buk system) down a drone during my own military days, just as proposed, a 2 miles distance (more horizontal than vertical) shot. Manufacturing the Buk ‘evidence’ would only require possession of a Buk missile and the facility to explode and collect the debris, all within the Ukrainian competence. Relevant to this, Dutch intelligence has a long history of ‘technical support’ (creating and/or laundering faked evidence) for CIA and related Western intelligence operations (according to rogue CIA officer Phillip Agee) and certainly these days for the JIT, which recalls a precedent for false flag downing of airliners with fabricated/planted evidence belongs to the liberal democracies’ fraternal brothers FBI/CIA in the Lockerbie case. It’s oftentimes not a friendly world at the underbelly of geopolitics.

What Sputnik failed to realize is, when they threw the experts and associated preponderance of the evidence pointing to the SU-25 downing MH17 under the bus, Russian propaganda exposed itself as perpetrating a world class lie. Does it matter this ‘flipped’ lie originated with the JIT? To quote former Pentagon liaison to the CIA (whistle-blower) L. Fletcher Prouty: “The American people and world of Arnold Toynbee would prefer truth.”

All that was needed was to say ‘the missile ALLEGED by the JIT to have brought down MH17 has this paperwork history’ presented by Moscow, to effect the JIT incriminating itself. But Sputnik’s propaganda artists couldn’t miss the opportunity to ‘flip’ false evidence and assign blame in such a way as to further poison the narrative and consequently pervert the truth of Russia’s just cause. Many honest Western experts and  independent journalists might be expected to make a mental note of this; to the discredit of, and possible reluctance to do future interviews with, Russian media.

Sputnik & RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, supposedly expert in aiming propaganda at the West, is without question a state intelligence asset. She should have known better and the Russians could do better.

References:

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201809171068089638-russia-boeing-mh-17/

http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-who-shot-down-flight-mh17-in-ukraine/

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/07/19/black-boxes-dark-arts-geopolitics/

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2015/06/24/reuters-a-fixed-verdict/

https://www.scotsman.com/news/police-chief-lockerbie-evidence-was-faked-1-1403341

https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/inside-the-company-cia-diary_philip-agee/260441/#isbn=0140040072&idiq=4871892

https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/ST/

Note 1:

It is also possible the JIT has folded and Russia has allowed a face-saving (falsely constructed) compromise where Ukrainian ‘incompetence’ led to the downing of MH17 with a Buk or, Russia is creating an opening for the JIT allowing for the same.

Note 2: Pepe Escobar swallows the Sputnik disinformation line:

http://www.atimes.com/article/russia-reveals-the-mh17-smoking-gun/

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

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