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Jan 29 4 tweets 4 min read
.@gettleman, lead author of the NYT article that weaponized sexual violence to baseless claim that "Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on Oct. 7th", is on the defensive -- and doubling down on his fraud. ()

In a new article, he attempts to rebut unspecified "critics" -- whom he tellingly never names or cites.

That's because if he actually acknowledged and linked to the debunking by @TheGrayzoneNews, @intifada, and @Mondoweiss of his scam "reporting," it would be obvious that he can't refute it.

This comes one day after The Intercept reported that @gettleman's own NYT colleagues have raised serious concerns about his "reporting." ()nytimes.com/2024/01/29/wor…
.@gettleman faced a serious problem: He led his story with a slain Israeli woman, Gal Abdush, and claimed she was a "symbol" of Oct. 7th sexual violence. He even all but declared that she was raped.

But then Gal's sister, Miral Alter, called out @Gettleman as a fraud. She said that "there is no proof that there was rape" and accused @gettleman of misleading their family.

Playing damage control, @gettleman went back to Miral and tried to get her to back down. The result is more scumbag journalism.
Jan 2 4 tweets 2 min read
A major embarrassment for NYT's @gettleman
and his story on "How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence."

Gal Abdush is the Oct. 7th victim whose story leads and is featured throughout the NYT article. Her family is even featured as the cover image. NYT describes her as a "symbol" of Oct. 7th sexual violence.

But Abdush's sister says "there is no proof that there was rape." She also accuses the NYT of manipulating their family. They didn't know that she would be presented as a rape victim.

In other words, NYT weaponized both a dead woman and sexual violence to spread propaganda in the service of a genocide. The instagram post with the sister's statement is here: instagram.com/p/C1lk5qzocmK/
Dec 20, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
@noam_dworman No I don’t.

“So far, there was only one direct eyewitness testimony” — whose tale was outlandish and had zero evidence. Image @noam_dworman Now we got two new purported male witnesses. One isn’t identified. The other happens to be an officer from an elite Israeli military unit. Image
Nov 14, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
“CNN got an exclusive look on the ground in Gaza” by embedding with the IDF and letting it exclusively approve everything CNN puts on air.

Stenographers for mass murder: “As a condition to enter Gaza under IDF air support, outlets have to submit all materials and footage to the Israeli military for review prior to publication. CNN has agreed to these terms....”

Nov 12, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Your first clue that the Washington Post's new NordStream scoop -- which blames a senior Ukrainian intel officer for the bombing -- is yet another CIA cover story is in the second graf:

"...U.S. and Western officials have called" the NordStream bombings "a dangerous attack on Europe’s energy infrastructure."

No, top US officials -- namely Blinken and Nuland -- have openly celebrated the NordStream bombings as a "tremendous strategic opportunity" that they're "very gratified" by.
Image h/t @mirandadevine
Nov 4, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
According to Jack Matlock, ex-US Amb. to Soviet Union, “if Ukraine had been willing to abide by the Minsk agreement, recognize the Donbas as an autonomous entity within Ukraine, avoid NATO military advisors, and pledge not to enter NATO,” then Russia’s invasion “probably would have been prevented.” And Ukraine would have kept all its territory, except Crimea.

Instead, the Biden admin prioritized sacrificing Ukraine to bleed Russia.

How many lives (and dollars) were wasted only for Western proxy warriors to quietly walk away and leave Ukraine with less territory (and likely no NATO)?
"Biden administration officials also are worried that Ukraine is running out of forces, while Russia has a seemingly endless supply, officials said. Ukraine is also struggling with recruiting and has recently seen public protests about some of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s open-ended conscription requirements."

Ukrainian cannon fodder in short supply.
Sep 23, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
The dirty war on Syria decimated its infrastructure. US sanctions are designed to prevent reconstruction. When I was in Syria in June 2021, there was a lot of hope that China would stand up to US sanctions and help. Hasn't happened yet, as far I can tell. Will that change? The US policy of blocking Syria's reconstruction is bipartisan, with no visible dissent.

In 2019, current senior Pentagon official @dstroul bragged that most of Syria is "rubble" and that the US can "hold the line on preventing reconstruction."
Sep 13, 2023 11 tweets 4 min read
When US accused Syria of the August 2013 sarin attack in Ghouta, it concealed what US intel said: that Al Qaeda's Syria wing, al-Nusra, had an "advanced" sarin production cell.

Seymour Hersh has published the full US intel memo for the first time:
scribd.com/document/67107… You can read Hersh's story on how the US concealed its own intelligence on Al Qaeda's "advanced" sarin production cell in Syria here:

As Hersh writes, US did the same cherry-picking before invading Iraq, and is doing the same today in Ukraine.seymourhersh.substack.com/p/when-the-int…
Aug 21, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Today is 10th anniversary of the Ghouta chemical massacre in Syria. US blamed Syrian gov't, but all evidence points to sectarian death squad rebels. That's why Obama didn't bomb.

There are Western officials who know more about Ghouta than has been publicly disclosed. Just as the OPCW leaks exposed the Douma deception, perhaps they will find a way to tell the truth about Ghouta.

Obama officials leaked that the intel about Assad wasn't a "slam dunk." This was a deliberate reference to the Iraq WMD hoax. Obama later confirmed that directly.
Aug 14, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Proxy war cheerleaders argue that if Ukraine really has a neo-Nazi problem, then how come it has a Jewish president?

It's because the Jewish president enables neo-Nazis -- what one might call a Kapo -- and so do all proxy war cheerleaders:
Aug 7, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
"Fearless and adversarial" @TheIntercept is now complaining that Facebook is not enforcing its "pledge to combat foreign influence campaigns," because it hasn't censored French posts that "promote Russia’s line on the war in Ukraine" to Africans.

Can someone call Zuck? 🚨 Image @theintercept Article is based entirely on "the tech watchdog group Reset."

Intercept oddly omits that "Reset" is funded by its billionaire spook-adjacent funder Pierre Omidyar. This isn't just a conflict of interest, but evidence that this article is part of an influence campaign. Image
Jul 20, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
I spoke to Politico for this profile of Ben Cohen: It's a rare occasion in an establishment publication where my actual views, not just McCarthyite smears, actually get a hearing. Yet it also resorts to innuendo. Using the passive voice, it calls @TheGrayzoneNews "a far-left website that has acquired a reputation for publishing… https://t.co/x0NNDNcq5ptwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jun 24, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Condolences to neocons everywhere: @mikemoto1 No difference at this point
Jun 9, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
In this interview, Amy Goodman of @democracynow asked progressive, independent presidential candidate Dr. Cornel West tougher questions than she has of any Democratic Party lawmaker in years: Here, @democracynow confronts Dr. West over him daring to include a clip of Joe Rogan in his campaign kickoff ad:
Jun 7, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
New Twitter Files:

The FBI is helping Ukraine censor Twitter users, including journalists.

The FBI aided a Ukrainian intelligence effort to ban Twitter users and collect their data. Twitter declined to censor journalists targeted by Ukraine, including Aaron Maté. Article here: mate.substack.com/p/fbi-helps-uk…

In March 2022, an FBI Special Agent sent Twitter a list of accounts on behalf of the SBU, Ukraine’s main intelligence agency. The accounts, the FBI wrote, “are suspected by the SBU in spreading fear and disinformation.” Image
Jun 6, 2023 12 tweets 5 min read
New: John Durham faulted the FBI for baselessly probing Trump-Russia collusion and relying on Clinton-funded material.

Yet Durham does not address the evidentiary holes and Clinton tie in Russiagate’s core allegation: that Russia hacked DNC emails and gave them to Wikileaks.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Material obtained by Durham’s team shows that the Clinton campaign and its contractor, the cyber-firm CrowdStrike, stonewalled the FBI’s requests for critical data about the alleged Russian hack.
Apr 10, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Leaked "bleak" Pentagon assessment is "a marked departure from" the White House's "public statements about the vitality of Ukraine’s military", and will likely "embolden critics who feel the US and NATO should do more to push for a negotiated settlement." wapo.st/43fXb2N "Beyond the leaked document, U.S. officials said the prospects for a modest outcome in the spring offensive also were reinforced in a classified assessment by the National Intelligence Council," which "found that Ukraine was unlikely to recapture as much territory as Kyiv did… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 24, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
@thomasphipps Gosh @thomasphipps, whoever is giving you this has come with something incredibly weak -- and that's being generous.

Let's put aside for a second that you've distorted my argument, which I'll return to. Let's just address your argument first. @thomasphipps You admit that IIT's study "doesn’t mention ‘foam,’" but then assert that that's because "clinicians refer to this symptom" as "fulminating pulmonary edema."

Did you google this? Fulminating means rapid. And pulmonary edema means build up of fluid in the lungs, not oral foaming.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 21, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
This really is news: The Intercept has appointed @mariaressa to its board of directors. Ressa was also recently appointed chairperson at @MoveDemocracy, a project of the National Endowment for Democracy, a US gov't-funded intel front. Congrats to all. ned.org/nobel-peace-pr…
The Intercept's announcement of Ressa's appointment to its board describes her as a "globally recognized leader in independent journalism." It fails to mention her recent appointment to a US gov't-funded regime change org. theintercept.com/2023/03/14/int…
Mar 9, 2023 7 tweets 5 min read
The House has defeated a measure to withdraw US forces from Syria. The final vote was 103-321. A few highlights from the debate: Referring to ISIS, @RepRyanZinke (R-MT) says we can't withdraw from Syria because "either we fight 'em in Syria, or we'll fight 'em here... in the streets of our nation."

Did he borrow this line from what Adam Schiff said about Russia? ()
Mar 7, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
One month after Sy Hersh reports that US blew up Nord Stream, US officials declare that "newly collected intelligence" "suggests" that it was in fact a "pro-Ukraine group."

US has used Ukrainians for a proxy war against Russia. Now using them to take the blame for Nord Stream. Of course, "U.S. officials declined to disclose the nature of the intelligence, how it was obtained or any details of the strength of the evidence." They also have "no firm conclusions."

So they have no evidence and no conclusions. That won't matter to our loyal press corps. Image