Tony Blinken on the assassination of Maj. Gen. Soleimani: "Taking him out was the right thing to do."
Then he goes on to say in the weaseliest fashion why it wasn't.
Mitt Romney conjures a scenario in which China takes over the US and imposes its system. Does this mean we will be getting a national poverty eradication program?
Jeanne Shaheen and Tony Blinken now demanding "accountability" for Cuba's supposed sonic attacks on US diplomats, which were actually the result of cricket mating calls. news.berkeley.edu/2019/01/10/rec…
I studied video shot by Sullivan (Jayden X) in the Capitol and compiled some moments of him zealously celebrating the invasion & instigating the mob all the way up to Ashli Babbit's shooting. Watch with audio on.
No committed BLM activist would say or do this – and he isn't one
As DC BLM journalist @blackhousenew explained to me, Sullivan has been banished by activist communities across the country.
He's considered a dangerous provocateur & is the subject of deep suspicion.
Cortney Craft, a Metro PD officer, took to Facebook to claim "first hand knowledge" of "off duty police officers from around the country" using their police badges to gain access to the US Capitol as part of the right-wing mob. Craft deleted the post soon after publishing.
I did not see off duty cops flashing badges to gain access to the Capitol, but I saw plenty of guys in police tactical gear (which can be purchased by private citizens) around. And I witnessed Capitol PD shaking hands and fraternizing with MAGA types, as they've done in the past.
Didn’t hit record in time but this MAGA guy had just been engaged in an extended session of friendly banter and hand shakes with this Capitol PD officer
Interesting how CNN cites Rafael Ramirez as a legit critic of Maduro and doesn't inform readers that Venezuela's govt seeks his extradition for a massive corruption scheme. US prosecutors named him as a bribe recipient but never charged him, presumably bc he's helping their plot.
CNN portrays Rafael Ramirez as a principled Chavista and gives him space to compare Maduro to Pinochet. But for some reason it couldn't find any room to mention this aspect of his background. apnews.com/article/8fa2dd…
The word "sanctions" does not appear once in CNN's article. The all-out US economic war that necessitated the Anti-Blockade Law is framed as a fantastical accusation by Maduro, not a concrete reality. Little context is provided to understand moves toward financial liberalization.
While the spook author of this paranoid call to “severely punish the Russians” offers no evidence, it can be deduced that US intelligence is cranking up its Mighty Wurlitzer to ensure a continuum in Russia hysteria between the Trump & Biden admins.
A day after a wave of stories about a hack described w/o evidence as a Russian “act of war,” NYT published a call for Biden to ramp up hostility with Russia & declared “the era of bifurcation between the West Wing and the American national security establishment is about to end.”
Framed as a “news analysis,” the NY Times was basically providing Biden with the New Cold Warrior’s playbook, courtesy of an array of anti-Russia fanatics treated as seasoned experts in Washington. It’s clear they expect Biden to be completely malleable. nytimes.com/2020/12/15/us/…
Venezuela’s extremist opposition boycotted elections to sustain its gravy train of US $. Having handed victory to the governing PSUV, they made turnout the focus. They worked to suppress the vote, emphasizing “abstentions” as a measure of the govt’s illegitimacy. Turnout was 32%.
From my POV, the turnout rate disappointed the govt, which was hoping for 40% - above the Chavista baseline. But opposition pollsters had predicted 15%, and Guaido’s US-backed mafia did all it could to suppress the vote, even exploiting Covid to urge citizens to stay home.
The US-backed opposition consistently claimed Venezuela’s election authority (CNE) would fix the election. Then why didn’t it engineer a higher turnout rate to shatter their narrative? They have no answer, just as they’ve never produced evidence to back up past claims of fraud.
Samantha Power's husband, Cass Sunstein, has argued for the government to conduct "cognitive infiltration" operations against the anti-establishment opinions he broadly defined as "conspiracy theories."
Cass Sunstein has called for US govt to groom seemingly independent agents to conduct "cognitive infiltration" against vaguely defined "conspiracy" networks:
"govt can supply these independent experts with information and perhaps prod them into action from behind the scenes..."
Sunstein: "Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action."
In an act of pure masochism, I watched Showtime’s The Comey Rule.
It was a piece of Resistance kitsch wrapped in trashy Cold War propaganda, adapted from an FBI agent’s script, and full of factual errors, lies and omissions designed to make liberals even dumber than they are.
Here’s a scene from The Comey Rule that never took place: Two accused Russian SVR agents become Internet Research Agency operatives and destroy Hillary’s campaign via Twitter and Facebook. It’s completely made-up, but presented as a factual re-enactment.
There was no evidence Internet Research Agency ads had any impact on the 2016 election anyway. According to Facebook, 56% of them appeared after the election and most did not relate to the candidates.
This week, ex-staffers of UC Global testified in the London trial of Julian Assange that they spied on the @wikileaks founder on behalf of US intelligence, their boss proposed poisoning Assange and robbing his lawyer – whose office was invaded soon after. shadowproof.com/2020/09/30/uc-…
The witness statements in London track validate my report from May, which relied on UC Global testimony to a Madrid court and internal company communications to show how US intelligence oversaw a criminal campaign against Assange fronted by Sheldon Adelson thegrayzone.com/2020/05/14/ame…
The Assange trial featured revelations of murder, torture, assassination plots, robberies & spying on the defendant, his lawyers, friends & journalists.
Some excepts from my book, The Management of Savagery, on the 9/11 attacks.
This one covers the Saudi government’s operational role in the attacks and the CIA’s concealment of knowledge about Saudi operatives al-Hazmi & Midhar’s involvement in the plot. versobooks.com/books/3154-the…
As the GW Bush administration ignored a briefing about Al Qaeda’s intention to attack inside the US, a ratings-hungry US corporate media spent the summer of 2001 reporting on a non-existent Sharknado. And Wolfowitz gave a speech in 6/01 on “missed signals” ahead of Pearl Harbor.
This was how America’s top drive time host, Howard Stern, conveyed the 9/11 attacks to the public in real time. It was a genocidal tirade that channeled the Islamophobia & imperialist military rampage to come. cc: @paulkrugman
.@RealAlexRubi & I reported in detail on Omidyar's growing media empire and the array of connections he has forged with the US national security state. The billionaire's role in supplementing USAID/State Dept regime change ops is scarcely ever scrutinized. thegrayzone.com/2019/02/18/eba…
I investigated the campaign to suppress "Planet of the Humans" and found the network of professional activists behind it is backed by the same "green" billionaires, Wall Street investors, and non-profit industrial complex skewered in the film. thegrayzone.com/2020/09/07/gre…
The most provocative critique in Planet of the Humans was of professional "climate justice" activists as de facto PR agents for the renewables industry & Wall Street investor class focused on a $40-50 trillion profit center. My investigation bore this out: thegrayzone.com/2020/09/07/gre…
"Cleantech" tycoon Tom Dinwoodie signed @joshfoxfilm's letter demanding POTH be retracted. Dinwoodie owns scores of solar patents, reaped $1.2 billion in govt subsidies under Obama & sponsors a think tank partnered w/big banks. He also co-produced Fox's latest performance.
Just watched slow motion body cam footage. Deon Kay was fleeing from one cop and threw his gun away moments before being shot. FWIW Kyle Rittenhouse was illegally armed as he walked by cops who were heading to the scene of the killings he committed.
HK-based @SCMPNews confirms my reporting on an American man named Brian Kern posing as “freedom struggle” writer @KongTsungGan.
The Cold War hoaxer was quoted widely by Western press & published at @HongKongFP, so which journos knew & covered it up? scmp.com/news/hong-kong…
A Washington Post reporter defends using a white American guy posing as a native Hong Kong “freedom struggle” activist as a source. He even suggests he was in on the yellowface hoax. This is what happens when journalists become imperial US infowarriors.
Coda Story's @antelava is lying when she says her outlet is independent. It's backed by NED – the regime change arm of the US gov't, founded out of Bill Casey's CIA. And it partners w/ US-run @RFERL (formerly Radio Liberation from Bolshevism), to pump propaganda into Russia.
Coda Story's Isobel Cockerell is also following the US regime script, smearing skeptics of official Cold War propaganda on Xinjiang w/o disputing their facts.
Cockerell was recognized by the US govt's NED & honored by tech oligarchs (Luminate = Omidyar).