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Disinformation and lies have been used to justify the wars on Syria that started in 2011.[1]I explored these in “What’s Really Happening in Syria: A Consumer Fraud Lawyer’s Mini-Primer” – “the primer” for short – which may be downloaded at http://www.syriasolidaritymovement.org/2017/01/21/m...regon/ ) But lately I’ve been amazed at the extent to which our entire public discourse now rests on disinformation and lies. This is a broader problem, but it also affects the prospects for peace in Syria, one of several places where U.S./NATO activities heighten the risk of nuclear war.[2]I first became aware of that heightened risk in following US/NATO activities in Ukraine, also widely misrepresented by the media; my work on that matter is posted at https://www.newcoldwar.org/how-obamas-aggression-in-...r-war/ .

I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed by it all lately, capped (most recently) by the third U.S. attack on Syria. As I put that together with President Trump’s giving the military free rein over “tactics,” it sank in that, with this delegation of authority, war-making power has now devolved from the Congress through the President to the military itself, in areas where not only Syrians but Russians, Iranians and others operate.

In the apparent absence of an organized peace movement, the concentration of so many people on opposing Trump, rather than on opposing U.S. wars, distracts attention from this problem. Otherwise under fire from all directions, Mr. Trump gets approval – across the spectrum – when he does something awful but military, like launching cruise missiles at Syria or dropping that horrific bomb in Afghanistan. Meanwhile his attempt to reset U.S. relations and reduce tension with Russia is being used to lay the groundwork for impeachment and/or charges of treason.

The lies about Syria have of course continued. First, Amnesty International issued “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison Syria,” claiming that the Syrian government executed between 5,000 and 13,000 people over a five-year period. Then another chemical weapons incident, blamed without evidence on the government, was used as the excuse for a second U.S. attack on Syria. Both of these charges were widely and uncritically reported in the major media, though neither of them is credible.[3]Regarding the first, as Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report pointed out, the AI report “is based on anonymous sources outside of Syria, hearsay, and the dubious use of satellite photos reminiscent of Colin Powell’s performance at the United Nations in 2003.” http://www.blackagendareport.com/shamnest-internati...rhouse . See further Tony Cartalucci, US Revives Discredited Syria “Slaughterhouse” Story (Global Research, May 16, 2017), Land Destroyer Report, http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-revives-discredited...590306 .)

The second charge seemed preposterous to me under all the circumstances, including its predictably negative results for the Syrian government, and its reliance on “reports” from outside Syria based on hearsay from such biased sources as anti-government fighters and their media. The analyses of others confirmed and reinforced my own impression, e.g., RayMcGovern, The Syrian-Sarin “False Flag” Lesson, (December 13, 2016), http://www.mintpressnews.com/syrian-sarin-false-fla...23106/ ; Daniel Lazare, Luring Trump into Mideast War (Consortium News, April 8, 2017), https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/08/luring-trump-i...-wars/ ; Mike Whitney, The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia (CounterPunch, April 7, 2017), http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/07/why-the-unit...l-law/ (citing interview with former CIA officer Philip Giraldi); Robert Parry, Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria (Consortium News, April 5, 2017), https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/05/another-danger...syria/ ; Patrick Henningsen,Reviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria (21st Century Wire, April 4, 2017), http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/04/reviving-the-...syria/ ; The Saker, A Multi-level Analysis of the US attack on Syria (April 11, 2017), http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46845.htm ; Theodore A. Postol, A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas (April 14, 2017), http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/critique_white_...70414/ (The third of MIT Prof. Postol’s reports; the first is at http://images.shoutwiki.com/acloserlookonsyria/f/f3...17.pdf and the second, an addendum to the first, is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Vs2rjE9TdwUE9tam1...g/view ); andTim Hayward, Chemical attacks in Syria: Is Assad responsible? (April 15, 2017), https://timhayward.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/chemical...sible/ . (Prof. Hayward recommends Prof. Postol’s reports; says, “The premise of my post comes from the [UK] government’s position. I aim to show that even if one suspends disbelief and grants it, their claimed conclusion still needs to be properly demonstrated”; and says further that “a fuller and more formal statement of the question that I am introducing here is to be found at: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/...a.html .”).

But the use of disinformation has been expanded in what I now see as an attempt to destabilize the U.S. government itself, to achieve “regime change” at home as it has been practiced in many foreign countries over the last 70 years.[4]See, for example, William Blum, Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List, Published February 2013, at http://williamblum.org/essays/read/overthrowing-oth...r-list . It started right after the election with the attacks on General Mike Flynn. And as it has continued, the campaign to demonize Russia and Russian president Vladimir Putin has also intensified.

Bottom line: It seems clear there is no evidence, let alone proof, that computers at the DNC were hacked at all, let alone by Russia, or that Russia tried in any way to “meddle” in the U.S. election. It has thus far made no difference that, soon after the charge of Russian interference in the last election was first made, an organization of intelligence veterans who have the expertise to know pointed out that U.S. intelligence has the capability of presenting hard evidence of any such hacking and had not done so (and, I would add, still hasn’t). Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity stated bluntly: “We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.” They then explained the difference between leaking and hacking.[5]U.S. Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims (December 12, 2016), https://consortiumnews.com/2016/12/12/us-intel-vets-...laims/ .

There was ample justification for President Trump’s firing of FBI director Comey. Ray McGovern and William Binney observed:

The Washington establishment rejoiced last week over what seemed to be a windfall “gotcha” moment, as President Donald Trump said he had fired FBI Director James Comey over “this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia.” The president labeled it a “made-up story” and, by all appearances, he is mostly correct.

That’s because Mr. Trump

had ample reason to be fed up with Mr. Comey, in part for his lack of enthusiasm to investigate actual, provable crimes related to “Russia-gate” – like leaking information from highly sensitive intercepted communications to precipitate the demise of Trump aide Michael Flynn.[6]Trumped-up claims against Trump (May 17, 2017), http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed...y.html . For a detailed discussion, see Kenneth W. Starr, “Rosenstein’s Compelling Case Against Comey,” The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2017, p. A21.

And there was nothing unlawful, or even wrong, in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak at the White House. This is, after all, what foreign ministers and ambassadors do – confer with leaders of other nations – but that didn’t stop the media and what James Howard Kunstler called “the Lindsey Graham wing of the DeepState” from acting “as if Trump had entertained Focalor and Vepar, the Dukes of Hell, in the Oval Office.”[7]A Monster Eating the Nation, http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/monster-eati...ation/ (May 19, 2017). And see Ted Van Dyk, “Anti-Trump Democrats Invite Chaos,” The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2017, p. A21.

Regarding the continuing investigations by the FBI, several Congressional committees, and others looking for, if not proof, at least evidence of pre-election “collusion” by Trump or his people with Russians supposedly hacking computers to influence the U.S. election, these are thus far based on no – as in zero – evidence, and it’s hard to know what might be made of anything they eventually claim to find, in light of this:

On March 31, 2017, WikiLeaks released original CIA documents — ignored by mainstream media — showing that the agency had created a program allowing it to break into computers and servers and make it look like others did it by leaving telltale signs like Cyrillic markings, for example.[8]McGovern and Binney, op cit. McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years; he briefed the president’s daily brief one-on-one to President Reagan’s most senior national security officials from 1981-85. Binney worked for NSA for 36 years, retiring in 2001 as the technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting; he created many of the collection systems still used by NSA.

Or as Mr. Putin himself points out,

today’s technology is such that the final address can be masked and camouflaged to an extent that no one will be able to understand the origin of that address. And, vice versa, it is possible to set up any entity or any individual [so] that everyone will think that they are the exact source of that attack.[9]Valdimir Putin’s televised interview on NBC (June 4, 2017), Interview with Vladimr Putin by NBC News propagandist Megyn Kelly, text published on the website of the President of Russia, June 5, 2017 – https://www.newcoldwar.org/valdimir-putins-televised...-2017/ .

Granted, this can be a costly enterprise, in that “The capabilities shown in what WikiLeaks calls the “Vault 7″ trove of CIA documents required the creation of hundreds of millions of lines of source code. At $25 per line of code, that amounts to about $2.5 billion for each 100 million code lines.” But not to worry, “the DeepState has that kind of money and would probably consider the expenditure a good return on investment for ‘proving’ the Russians hacked.”[10]McGovern and Binney, op cit.

Put it all together and you now have “an extraordinary proportion of our public discourse [resting] on nothing but ideologically inspired disinformation.”[11]Tipping over, By Patrick Lawrence, published by the American Committee for East-West Accord, May 17, 2017 – https://www.newcoldwar.org/tipping-over/ . A glaring example is the most recent baseless charge against the Assad government. Of this Patrick Lawrence writes, in part quoting Nation magazine contributing editor and Princeton University professor emeritus Stephen F. Cohen:

The May 16 editions of the government-supervised New York Times carried a report that we—we Americans, this is all done in our names—now accuse the Assad government of running a crematory at one of its prisons to dispose of the corpses of murdered political prisoners so as to eliminate evidence of war crimes. This is based on satellite photographs in the possession of American spooks for the past three or four years … released a few days prior to the next round of peace talks co-sponsored by Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Trump, a day after meeting Lavrov, sent a fairly senior State Department diplomat to the talks in Astana, the Kazakstan capital. …

I note this latest on Syria only in part because it is a here-and-now adjunct of the Russiagate insanity in Washington. It also marks a new low, and I do not say this for mere rhetorical effect, in what now passes for credible assertion in our nation’s capital. Here’s my favorite passage in the piece—which, had a student in one of my courses submitted it to fulfill an assignment, would have merited an ‘F’ and a private discussion in my office:

“Mr. Jones acknowledged that the satellite photographs, taken over the last four years, were not definitive. But in one from 2015, he said, the buildings were covered in snow— except for one, suggesting a significant internal heat source. ‘That would be consistent with a crematorium,’ he said. Officials added that a discharge stack and architectural elements thought to be a firewall and air intake were also suggestive of a place to burn bodies. ‘That would be consistent of a crematorium,’ he said.”

Most certainly it would. And also a bakery, a heated basketball court, a machine shop, and… I think you will understand: The assertion means bananas. Even the Times, to my surprise, took a step back from this silliness. The next paragraph:

“The United Nations is scheduled to begin another round of Syria peace talks in Geneva on May 23. The timing of the accusations seemed intended to pressure Russia, Mr. Assad’s principal foreign ally, into backing away from him.”

Well, half a step in the direction of reality—which is half a step more than our Pravda on the Hudson typically takes.

[As Professor Cohen said on the evening of May 16 to Tucker Carlson on the latter’s daily Fox News program:]

“The preposterous nonsense about the Syria crematorium pushes me into positing a kind of meta-phenomenon. The Russia case is a problem, the Syria case, the Ukraine case: There is a far larger and more consequential problem running through all of these matters. It is the frightening extent to which we are succumbing to fabrication. An extraordinary proportion of our public discourse now rests on nothing but ideologically inspired disinformation.”

As Prof. Cohen has said, we’re thus creating our own new national security “threat,” in that, as Mr. Lawrence put it, we are watching as our 45th president is deposed.[12]Mike Whitney outlines the facts behind the entire Russiagate insanity and presents a detailed analysis connecting a great many dots with specificity in Seth Rich, Craig Murray and the Sinister Stewards of the National Security State (May 19, 2017), http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/19/seth-rich-cr...state/ ; and see Norman Solomon and Paul Jay (Interview), Warfare State at War with Trump as He Plans Warfare Against Iran (May 22, 2017), http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19149:Warfare-State...t-Iran .

Andrew C. McCarthy, Fighting the Politicized, Evidence-Free ‘Collusion with Russia’ Narrative, The National Review (May 24, 2017), http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447915/trump-...rative , suggests steps to resolve the matter.

There are many sound and urgent reasons to oppose many of Mr. Trump’s policies – and I do. But a constitutionally elected sitting president should not be removed from office by an orchestrated campaign of disinformation and lies. Nor should “ideologically inspired disinformation” dominate our public discourse on critical issues – in any case, but especially when the result is a heightened risk of nuclear war.[13]James Howard Kunstler adds that “Trump, whatever you think of him – and I’ve never been a fan, to put it mildly – was elected for a reason: the ongoing economic collapse of the nation, and the suffering of a public without incomes or purposeful employment.” And though I’ve never been a fan, either, a discussion I found helpful to understanding the reasons for Trump’s election was posted by John Michael Greer, “When the Shouting Stops,” November 16, 2016, at http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2016/11/when...s.html ).

Prof. Cohen, frozen out by the mainstream media, summarizes the risks we confront:

[W]e’re at, maybe, the most dangerous moment in U.S.-Russian relations, in my lifetime, and, maybe, ever. The reason is, that we’re in the new Cold War, by whatever name. We have three Cold War fronts that are fought with the possibility of hot war – in the Baltic region, where NATO is carrying out an unprecedented military buildup on Russia’s border, in Ukraine, where there’s a civil and proxy war between Russia and the West, and, of course, in Syria, where Russian aircraft and American warplanes are flying in the same territory. Anything could happen.[14]Prof. Cohen discusses these issues with great clarity in an interview posted as Dems crippling Trump’s plans to cooperate with Russia out of own ambitions (May 19, 2017) at https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/388910-trump-scand...ia-us/ .

Looking for a little light in this deepening darkness, I find some comfort in former Australian diplomat Tony Kevin’s book Return to Moscow (University of Western Australia, 2017). Mr. Kevin examines past and present attitudes toward the people of Russia and to its leaders with sympathetic eyes, and a deep understanding of Russian history and culture. Regarding the treatment of Russian president Putin in Western media, for example, Mr. Kevin observes:

Not since Britain’s concentrated personal loathing of their great strategic enemy Napoleon in the Napoleonic wars was so much animosity brought to bear on one leader. Propaganda and demeaning language against Putin became more systemic, sustained and near universal in Western foreign policy and media communities than had ever been directed against any Soviet communist leader at the height of the Cold War. This hostile campaign evoked an effective defensive global media strategy by Russia. [...] A new kind of information Cold War took shape, with – paradoxically – Western media voices more and more speaking with one disciplined Soviet-style voice, and Russian counter voices fresher, more diverse and more agile.[15]Cited from Return to Moscow. An interview with Mr. Kevin by Associate Professor Judith Armstrong, former head of European Languages Department at MelbourneUniversity, appears at https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtNjpXozRKY .

I have been watching in some dismay as those disciplined Soviet-style voices do their best to, among other things, discredit and thwart Mr. Trump’s efforts to normalize relations with Russia. This is especially troubling in the case of The New York Times, whose relentless summaries of the various investigations are routinely reprinted in local newspapers all over the country, which can’t afford to follow such “news” with their own reporters. The Times’ mantra-like repetition and characterization of the activities ostensibly under serious investigation is a subtle, but effective, form of brain-washing – or as Vanessa Beeley puts it, gaslighting.

In an insightful exploration of the psychological issues we confront in criticizing U.S. foreign policy and countering the media that support it, which I think helps explain the ease with which the current batch of lies is being successfully promulgated, Caitlin Johnstone opens with this powerful combination:

“What we’ve been undergoing to a large extent is a form of psychological abuse, actually, by very narcissistic, hegemonic governments and officials for a very long time. It’s a form of gaslighting where actually our own faith in our ability to judge a situation, and to some extent even our own identity, has been eroded and damaged to the point where we’re effectively accepting their version of reality.” ~ Vanessa Beeley

The only thing keeping westerners from seeing through the lies that they’ve been told about Syria is the unquestioned assumption that their own government could not possibly be that evil. They have no trouble believing that a foreigner from a Muslim-majority country could be gratuitously using chemical weapons on children at the most strategically disastrous time possible and bombing his own civilians for no discernible reason other than perhaps sheer … sadism, but the possibility that their government is making those things up in order to manufacture consent for regime change is ruled out before any critical analysis of the situation even begins.[16]You Only Hate Assad Because Your TV Told You To (May 27, 2017), http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47136.htm (first published by 21wire at http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/05/27/syria-you-onl...ou-to/ ). I found it enormously helpful to read this piece in conjunction with Vanessa Beeley’s Gaslighting: State Mind Control and Abusive Narcissism (May 26, 2016), http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/05/26/gaslighting-s...ssism/ .

Unless we can penetrate the resulting fog, we confront the situation described by Tony Kevin:

Under the false and demonizing imagery of “Putin’s Russia” which has now taken hold in the United States and NATO world, the West is truly “sleepwalking”, as Kissinger, Gorbachev, Sakwa, Cohen and others have urgently warned, into a potential nuclear war with Russia. It is the Cuban missile crisis all over again, but actually worse now, because there are so many irresponsible minor European actors crowding onto the policy stage, and because American policy under recent U.S. presidents has been so lacking in statesmanship, consistency or historical perspective where Russia is concerned.[17]Return to Moscow, page 255, citing The Slide Toward War with Russia, editorial in the Nation, 19 October 2016, https://www.thenation.com/article/the-slide-toward-w...ussia/ , and Richard Sakwa, West could sleepwalk into a Doomsday war with Russia – it’s time to wake up, The Conversation (UK), https://www.theconversation.com/west-could-sleepwalk...-59936 .

Hopefully, the efforts of activists and analysts to make the real facts known, combined with the escalating preposterousness of what we are told to believe, will produce enough cognitive dissonance to wake us up before we sleepwalk into the end of the world. Meanwhile, if you share these concerns, stay tuned to each of the dedicated and courageous authors I’ve mentioned, and the sites that have posted their work, express your concerns to your federal legislators – and tell your friends!

Robert Roth is a retired public interest lawyer. He received his law degree from Yale in 1971 and prosecuted false advertising for the attorneys general of New York (1981-1991) and Oregon (1993-2007).

References

[1] I explored these in “What’s Really Happening in Syria: A Consumer Fraud Lawyer’s Mini-Primer” – “the primer” for short – which may be downloaded at http://www.syriasolidaritymovement.org/2017/01/21/mini-primer-on-syria-by-former-assist-attorney-general-ny-oregon/ )

[2] I first became aware of that heightened risk in following US/NATO activities in Ukraine, also widely misrepresented by the media; my work on that matter is posted at https://www.newcoldwar.org/how-obamas-aggression-in-ukraine-risks-nuclear-war/ .

[3] Regarding the first, as Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report pointed out, the AI report “is based on anonymous sources outside of Syria, hearsay, and the dubious use of satellite photos reminiscent of Colin Powell’s performance at the United Nations in 2003.” http://www.blackagendareport.com/shamnest-international-human-slaughterhouse . See further Tony Cartalucci, US Revives Discredited Syria “Slaughterhouse” Story (Global Research, May 16, 2017), Land Destroyer Report, http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-revives-discredited-syria-slaughterhouse-story/5590306 .)

The second charge seemed preposterous to me under all the circumstances, including its predictably negative results for the Syrian government, and its reliance on “reports” from outside Syria based on hearsay from such biased sources as anti-government fighters and their media. The analyses of others confirmed and reinforced my own impression, e.g., RayMcGovern, The Syrian-Sarin “False Flag” Lesson, (December 13, 2016), http://www.mintpressnews.com/syrian-sarin-false-flag-lesson/223106/ ; Daniel Lazare, Luring Trump into Mideast War (Consortium News, April 8, 2017), https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/08/luring-trump-into-mideast-wars/ ; Mike Whitney, The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia (CounterPunch, April 7, 2017), http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/07/why-the-united-states-use-of-force-against-syria-violates-international-law/ (citing interview with former CIA officer Philip Giraldi); Robert Parry, Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria (Consortium News, April 5, 2017), https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/05/another-dangerous-rush-to-judgment-in-syria/ ; Patrick Henningsen,Reviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria (21st Century Wire, April 4, 2017), http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/04/04/reviving-the-chemical-weapons-lie-new-us-uk-calls-for-regime-change-military-attack-against-syria/ ; The Saker, A Multi-level Analysis of the US attack on Syria (April 11, 2017), http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46845.htm ; Theodore A. Postol, A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas (April 14, 2017), http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/critique_white_house_fabrications_syrias_alleged_use_of_lethal_gas_20170414/ (The third of MIT Prof. Postol’s reports; the first is at http://images.shoutwiki.com/acloserlookonsyria/f/f3/Postol_assessment_041117.pdf and the second, an addendum to the first, is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_Vs2rjE9TdwUE9tam16a3F0Wjg/view ); andTim Hayward, Chemical attacks in Syria: Is Assad responsible? (April 15, 2017), https://timhayward.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/chemical-attacks-in-syria-is-assad-responsible/ . (Prof. Hayward recommends Prof. Postol’s reports; says, “The premise of my post comes from the [UK] government’s position. I aim to show that even if one suspends disbelief and grants it, their claimed conclusion still needs to be properly demonstrated”; and says further that “a fuller and more formal statement of the question that I am introducing here is to be found at: http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/04/habakkuk-on-urgent-need-to-release-test-results-from-porton-down-on-samples-from-khan-sheikhoun-ghouta.html .”).

[4] See, for example, William Blum, Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List, Published February 2013, at http://williamblum.org/essays/read/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list .

[5] U.S. Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims (December 12, 2016), https://consortiumnews.com/2016/12/12/us-intel-vets-dispute-russia-hacking-claims/ .

[6] Trumped-up claims against Trump (May 17, 2017), http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-trump-russia-phony-20170517-story.html . For a detailed discussion, see Kenneth W. Starr, “Rosenstein’s Compelling Case Against Comey,” The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2017, p. A21.

[7] A Monster Eating the Nation, http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/monster-eating-nation/ (May 19, 2017). And see Ted Van Dyk, “Anti-Trump Democrats Invite Chaos,” The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2017, p. A21.

[8] McGovern and Binney, op cit. McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years; he briefed the president’s daily brief one-on-one to President Reagan’s most senior national security officials from 1981-85. Binney worked for NSA for 36 years, retiring in 2001 as the technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting; he created many of the collection systems still used by NSA.

[9] Valdimir Putin’s televised interview on NBC (June 4, 2017), Interview with Vladimr Putin by NBC News propagandist Megyn Kelly, text published on the website of the President of Russia, June 5, 2017https://www.newcoldwar.org/valdimir-putins-televised-interview-on-nbc-june-5-2017/ .

[10] McGovern and Binney, op cit.

[11] Tipping over, By Patrick Lawrence, published by the American Committee for East-West Accord, May 17, 2017https://www.newcoldwar.org/tipping-over/ .

[12] Mike Whitney outlines the facts behind the entire Russiagate insanity and presents a detailed analysis connecting a great many dots with specificity in Seth Rich, Craig Murray and the Sinister Stewards of the National Security State (May 19, 2017), http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/19/seth-rich-craig-murray-and-the-sinister-stewards-of-the-national-security-state/ ; and see Norman Solomon and Paul Jay (Interview), Warfare State at War with Trump as He Plans Warfare Against Iran (May 22, 2017), http://therealnews.com/t2/story:19149:Warfare-State-at-War-with-Trump-as-he-Plans-Warfare-Against-Iran .

Andrew C. McCarthy, Fighting the Politicized, Evidence-Free ‘Collusion with Russia’ Narrative, The National Review (May 24, 2017), http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447915/trump-russia-collusion-john-brennan-testimony-how-fight-politicized-narrative , suggests steps to resolve the matter.

[13] James Howard Kunstler adds that “Trump, whatever you think of him – and I’ve never been a fan, to put it mildly – was elected for a reason: the ongoing economic collapse of the nation, and the suffering of a public without incomes or purposeful employment.” And though I’ve never been a fan, either, a discussion I found helpful to understanding the reasons for Trump’s election was posted by John Michael Greer, “When the Shouting Stops,” November 16, 2016, at http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2016/11/when-shouting-stops.html ).

[14] Prof. Cohen discusses these issues with great clarity in an interview posted as Dems crippling Trump’s plans to cooperate with Russia out of own ambitions (May 19, 2017) at https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/388910-trump-scandal-russia-us/ .

[15] Cited from Return to Moscow. An interview with Mr. Kevin by Associate Professor Judith Armstrong, former head of European Languages Department at MelbourneUniversity, appears at https://www.youtube.com/embed/NtNjpXozRKY .

[16] You Only Hate Assad Because Your TV Told You To (May 27, 2017), http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47136.htm (first published by 21wire at http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/05/27/syria-you-only-hate-assad-because-your-tv-told-you-to/ ). I found it enormously helpful to read this piece in conjunction with Vanessa Beeley’s Gaslighting: State Mind Control and Abusive Narcissism (May 26, 2016), http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/05/26/gaslighting-state-mind-control-and-abusive-narcissism/ .

[17] Return to Moscow, page 255, citing The Slide Toward War with Russia, editorial in the Nation, 19 October 2016, https://www.thenation.com/article/the-slide-toward-war-with-russia/ , and Richard Sakwa, West could sleepwalk into a Doomsday war with Russia – it’s time to wake up, The Conversation (UK), https://www.theconversation.com/west-could-sleepwalk-into-a-doomsday-war-with-russia-its-time-to-wake-up-59936 .

 
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  1. From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

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    TY for posting this Carlton! Ulfkotte’s book, Bought Journalists, is now available in English as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.
    https://www.amazon.com/Journalists-Hire-How-Buys-News/dp/1944505458

    As for Roth's hope that Americans will wake up before it's too late.... when I talk to my friends (the regular kind, not the Unz variety) they don't seem to hear me. They need some kind of shock, and something simple to grasp. [Unpacking Syria is way too frightening for most, let alone Israel's role in destabilizing the ME.] What about the murder of Seth Rich?

    Rod Wheeler, the investigator hired by Seth Rich's parents, did not retract any of his assertions. [He's convinced that Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks.] On the contrary, he was forced to "Cease and Desist" by a Democrat operative who now "advises" Rich's parents. Further, there was interference in Wheeler's investigation by another prominent Democrat (reputedly Donna Brazille).

    The Seth Rich murder not only throws a wrench in the "Russian hacking" story, it puts the spotlight back onto Clinton's malfeasance. I'd like to see this take center stage, and someone started a petition demanding an investigation. Seems like a good beginning. I urge everyone to sign and share widely.
    LINK TO PETITION FOR SETH RICH INVESTIGATION - PLEASE SIGN https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker
    , @El Dato

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.
     
    That was a tall story back then, as is anything involving Ghadaffi, basically.

    An actor well-used as bogeyman whenever the sheeple needed to be distracted a bit.

    This is actually very well explained in this little movie:

    https://youtu.be/9aLQPNPlK5M?t=6786
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperNormalisation
    , @Wizard of Oz
    You must have led a very sheltered life if you believe all that rubbish about Ulfkotte that you copied from some credulous souŕce, especially if you do still after listening to the man on the video link in the beat up story you quote. He's obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search. Also from my personal knowledge I can say that what he said about UK and Australian journalists was 90+ per cent grandiose bignoting himself as if he knew what he was talking about.
    , @Roger_that,Rabbit
    Sometimes when I encounter in the internet a description/protrayal of an individual that falls into two camps, one laudatory, the other dismissive, contemptuous, I go to youtube to see if I can find a recording that allows the person himself to speak. In that way I can directly form an impression of the person's character. One such video you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLgW3hgRBY (you need to be fluent in German to understand this). Look for others.

    I have viewed several such videos. In of them, Ulfkotte comes across as realistic, sane, humble (contrite), specific in his details, and in every sense reliable in his reporting of his experiences. As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz's libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard's reliability.

    Moreover, Ulfkotte's reporting simply details the techniques used by Western media to create its biased, pro-government propaganda, something that readers at Unz see so clearly and have frequently commented on.
    , @annamaria
    Udo Ulfkotte was a brave man - a truly courageous person
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  2. LetItRest says:

    You can’t fix the media because its very raison d’etre is to subvert, mislead and corrupt, to put the viewer and the nation inside a mental labyrinth.
    You see, in the US and the Western World, the Media is owned by a cartel of Jewish people with a common agenda – they only talk about the same events, with the same perspective. They change gears and news cycles in unison, they command the discourse window.
    Of course, Fox News is the opposite of CNN to the masses of disinformed, but this is just a cordial accord between Owners to not eat each other’s audiences. Mainly a market strategy to not create cannibalization.

    If the Media was supposed to be serious, “but currently is not and in need of saving”, instead of the truth of it never being anything close to that, just a propaganda machine, then, in all those decades, and specially now in the age of the internet, they should have been speaking about the system of Debt Currency that ruins all nations, or how today in America we have the biggest monopolies in the history of mankind, or how Immigration from countries with non-European populations destroys social trust, neighborhoods, cities, lower wages, overbudens public services, reintroduces extinct diseases and many many more.

    But they don’t talk about any of that, and never will.
    Forget about the media altogether, let it die and rot.

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  3. That the CIA is a criminal organization, it’s all over town except for the corrupt political class and their groveling media class. That the American people still believe in these institutions is due to the massive propaganda they are exposed day and night. Even the still highly regarded FBI are using a double standard approach when it comes to Hillary Clinton and other corrupt liberal democrats.

    The American people should just turn off CNN and the other media outlets that give them their daily brainwashing. They would have just a more comfortable life. Professor Cohen is right saying that these criminal institutions such as the CIA, FBI and the other intelligence agencies are creating their own “security threat.”

    I Donald Trump wants to evade a fabricated impeachment he has to bomb the shit out of the Syrian and the Iran government and get tough with Vladimir Putin, the only rational actor in this whole made up the affair. Finally, the rampant Russia-phobia has one aim: to attack Russia. Putin was the guy how ended the plundering of Russia by the US under the boozer Jelzin.

    The last public hearing showed that the senators are insane and full of American nationalism and exceptionalism about their democracy that has nothing to do with the concept the Founding Fathers set up a long time ago. That there are still a lot of Beltway political criminals to believe in a winnable nuclear war with Russia can scare one to death.

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  4. RobinG says:
    @Carlton Meyer
    From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

    TY for posting this Carlton! Ulfkotte’s book, Bought Journalists, is now available in English as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.

    https://www.amazon.com/Journalists-Hire-How-Buys-News/dp/1944505458

    As for Roth’s hope that Americans will wake up before it’s too late…. when I talk to my friends (the regular kind, not the Unz variety) they don’t seem to hear me. They need some kind of shock, and something simple to grasp. [Unpacking Syria is way too frightening for most, let alone Israel's role in destabilizing the ME.] What about the murder of Seth Rich?

    Rod Wheeler, the investigator hired by Seth Rich’s parents, did not retract any of his assertions. [He's convinced that Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks.] On the contrary, he was forced to “Cease and Desist” by a Democrat operative who now “advises” Rich’s parents. Further, there was interference in Wheeler’s investigation by another prominent Democrat (reputedly Donna Brazille).

    The Seth Rich murder not only throws a wrench in the “Russian hacking” story, it puts the spotlight back onto Clinton’s malfeasance. I’d like to see this take center stage, and someone started a petition demanding an investigation. Seems like a good beginning. I urge everyone to sign and share widely.
    LINK TO PETITION FOR SETH RICH INVESTIGATION – PLEASE SIGN https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

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    Thanks for the link to the petition! I just signed it.
    , @Rurik
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

    thank you for this petition Robin

    one of the glaring things about Rich's assassination (and 'the Russians did it !!' hysterical idiocy) is that the FBI has said that the DNC would not allow them access to their computers for any kind of investigation

    I wonder why not?
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  5. Roth does not seem to see that disinformation is as old as the world.
    Ceasar’s description of the barbarians he conquered was believed until archeologists maybe around 1900 uncovered his lies.
    The earth archive does not lie.

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  6. […] and lies have been used to justify the wars on Syria that started in 2011.[1] But lately I’ve been amazed at the extent to which our entire public discourse now rests on […]

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  7. lucidian says:

    Robert Roth speaks common sense. This is what I’ve thought all along. The demonization of Syria has never made sense. Nor of Russia. America has been the rogue nation in the world. Over and over and over again. Trump, for all his flaws and bluster, may be the most heroic figure in our modern era. He dares to go up against major entrenched evil. I was excited at first, but now I’m beginning to believe that the evil may win. And why shouldn’t it? It’s much bigger than he is. Gaslighting indeed. Our public has been massively lied to.

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  8. Agent76 says:

    If only more people knew this information, and that all *Wars are Banker’s War’s* as well!

    Jun. 14, 2012 These *6* Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

    That’s consolidated from *50* companies back in 1983. But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

    Which Corporations Control the World?

    A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top!

    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/

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    Jun 11, 2017 The Weaponization of Information in the War of Terror

    If terrorist incidents are always tied back to shadowy groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, an online, independent media might connect those dots to show how Al Qaeda and ISIS were literally created, fostered, funded, trained and equipped by the UK government, the US government and their allies across the world as a tool in their quest of dominance of the Middle East and control of their domestic population.

    https://youtu.be/FmXl6IOOc24
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  9. […] Written by Robert Roth; Originally appeared at The Unz Review […]

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  10. Agent76 says:

    ‘No More’ the video shows actual confirmation of the false flag and the video footage from the scene of the staged gas attack event in Syria.

    Apr 9, 2017 No More

    April 07, 2017 Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons

    The Western media refutes their own lies

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-trained-syrias-al-qaeda-rebels-in-the-use-of-chemical-weapons/5583784

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  11. El Dato says:
    @Carlton Meyer
    From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    That was a tall story back then, as is anything involving Ghadaffi, basically.

    An actor well-used as bogeyman whenever the sheeple needed to be distracted a bit.

    This is actually very well explained in this little movie:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperNormalisation

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  12. Agent76 says:
    @Agent76
    If only more people knew this information, and that all *Wars are Banker's War's* as well!

    Jun. 14, 2012 These *6* Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America

    That's consolidated from *50* companies back in 1983. But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

    Which Corporations Control the World?

    A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top!

    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/

    Jun 11, 2017 The Weaponization of Information in the War of Terror

    If terrorist incidents are always tied back to shadowy groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, an online, independent media might connect those dots to show how Al Qaeda and ISIS were literally created, fostered, funded, trained and equipped by the UK government, the US government and their allies across the world as a tool in their quest of dominance of the Middle East and control of their domestic population.

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  13. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This writer like other western writer is naïve not to bring and expose the terrorist KURD who
    are trained CIA/Mossad terrorist to implement the Oded Yinon. As long as you ignore this very fact you are misleading the public.

    The terrorist Kurds are another ISIS = Al Qaeda = Kurds who are killing and terrorizing the people of the region to create chaos and destabilization to erect ‘Kurdistan’, which is one of the objectives of US/Israel plan in the region, killing millions of people including thousands of children and millions more as refugees to help ‘greater Israel’ by topping governments and partitioning the states to expand the area for the Zionist thieves. But peop0le of the region are determined to destroy second Israel and send the first one to jewish state of New York.

    The dumb Zionist mass murderer ‘president’ is encircled by the criminal Zionist jews from the tribe, and his action, giving more arms to Kurds and killing Syrian to grab more land is Netanyahu’s policy implemented by the traitors in Washington to help Israel to EXPAND. The traitors all over the world, including US, are executed.

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  14. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Trump Just Dropped Chemical Weapons in a Major City, 100,000 Civilians Trapped

    The Kurds are complicit in this crimes against humanity:

    Multiple reports are confirming that a US-led Coalition used white phosphorus-loaded ammunitions in heavily populated cities of Iraq and Syria. Thousands of civilians are known to be in the areas where the weapons were used according to The Washington Post.

    According to Airwars:

    “As many as 100,000 civilians trapped inside the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa are being given conflicting evacuation instructions according to Coalition statements and local reports, as US-backed ground forces finally assault the city supported by air and artillery strikes.

    Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started their slow encirclement of Raqqa last November. Artillery and airstrikes have rained down since then killing hundreds of civilians in the near region according to monitors, though the final operation to take the city commenced officially only on June 6th. In a press release published that day, the Coalition stressed that “The SDF have encouraged civilians to depart Raqqah so that they do not become trapped, used as human shields or become targets for ISIS snipers.”

    The traitor CIA/Mossad trained terrorists are killing thousands of people to grab land from Syrian, Iraqi copied from the criminal Zionist jewsih tribe to erect the SECOND ISRAEL where they should be exposed and condemned and eliminated like ISIS.

    ISIS = Kurds = Taleban = al Qaeda = Jabhat al-Nusra = US = Issrael = Britain

    Death to Assad’s enemies and their supporters. Down with criminal Zionists and their spies and pawns, the terrorist kurds.

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    Thank you bro for sticking to the old Anonymous moniker when you'te off your meds as at #14 and #15. The family appreciates it.
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  15. @Carlton Meyer
    From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

    You must have led a very sheltered life if you believe all that rubbish about Ulfkotte that you copied from some credulous souŕce, especially if you do still after listening to the man on the video link in the beat up story you quote. He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search. Also from my personal knowledge I can say that what he said about UK and Australian journalists was 90+ per cent grandiose bignoting himself as if he knew what he was talking about.

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    Anyone who understands German can listen to Ulfkotte on Youtube.
    He also can be listened to on KenFM, Ken Jebsen, who is the interviewer, is a very sincere man.
    There is no doubt with me whatsoever that Ulfkotte speaks the truth.
    His death, early this year, 56, heart failure, to me is as suspicous as the deaths of Arafat, Diana and the Hess suicide.
    , @Rurik

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar
     
    project much?

    Ulfkotte was a heroic man who took on the Deepstate scum who you regularly shill for

    he put his life on the line to tell us all the truth

    he is a saint

    he knew they would kill him, just like they murdered Michael Hastings or Gary Webb.. so many others...

    Seth Rich comes to mind
    , @Erebus

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search.
     
    I'm calling you on this.
    What search terms did you use, and what was the result? I just tried a half-dozen searches, simple and less so, and came up empty-handed.
    Well, I did find some crap (pun intended):
    krapuul.com/news/1702/one-less-source-of-fake-news-udo-ulfkotte-is-dead/

    That Ulfkotte was a "fantasist" and "regular liar" on behalf of his handlers is absolutely true. He called himself out on that.
    I hope you can respond with something more, er, convincing than the above. Alternatively, we'd all be much obliged if you remained silent rather than slandering your betters.
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  16. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    Trump Just Dropped Chemical Weapons in a Major City, 100,000 Civilians Trapped


    The Kurds are complicit in this crimes against humanity:

    Multiple reports are confirming that a US-led Coalition used white phosphorus-loaded ammunitions in heavily populated cities of Iraq and Syria. Thousands of civilians are known to be in the areas where the weapons were used according to The Washington Post.

    According to Airwars:


    “As many as 100,000 civilians trapped inside the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa are being given conflicting evacuation instructions according to Coalition statements and local reports, as US-backed ground forces finally assault the city supported by air and artillery strikes.

    Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started their slow encirclement of Raqqa last November. Artillery and airstrikes have rained down since then killing hundreds of civilians in the near region according to monitors, though the final operation to take the city commenced officially only on June 6th. In a press release published that day, the Coalition stressed that “The SDF have encouraged civilians to depart Raqqah so that they do not become trapped, used as human shields or become targets for ISIS snipers.”


    The traitor CIA/Mossad trained terrorists are killing thousands of people to grab land from Syrian, Iraqi copied from the criminal Zionist jewsih tribe to erect the SECOND ISRAEL where they should be exposed and condemned and eliminated like ISIS.

    ISIS = Kurds = Taleban = al Qaeda = Jabhat al-Nusra = US = Issrael = Britain


    Death to Assad's enemies and their supporters. Down with criminal Zionists and their spies and pawns, the terrorist kurds.

    Thank you bro for sticking to the old Anonymous moniker when you’te off your meds as at #14 and #15. The family appreciates it.

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  17. Robert Roth is exactly right.

    The ridiculous “Russian influence” narrative is a cynical ploy to pressure Trump to abandon his America First campaign promises, and instead wage a counter productive regime change war in Syria.

    If Trump is not amenable to pressure, they establishment apparently plans to impeach Trump and use Pence as their tool instead.

    Either way, this constitutes a coup d’etat.

    The American people elected a president who promised an America First agenda, and the establishment is using the threat of an unjustifiable impeachment or unconstitutional use of the 25th amendment to nullify the results of that election.

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  18. @RobinG
    TY for posting this Carlton! Ulfkotte’s book, Bought Journalists, is now available in English as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.
    https://www.amazon.com/Journalists-Hire-How-Buys-News/dp/1944505458

    As for Roth's hope that Americans will wake up before it's too late.... when I talk to my friends (the regular kind, not the Unz variety) they don't seem to hear me. They need some kind of shock, and something simple to grasp. [Unpacking Syria is way too frightening for most, let alone Israel's role in destabilizing the ME.] What about the murder of Seth Rich?

    Rod Wheeler, the investigator hired by Seth Rich's parents, did not retract any of his assertions. [He's convinced that Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks.] On the contrary, he was forced to "Cease and Desist" by a Democrat operative who now "advises" Rich's parents. Further, there was interference in Wheeler's investigation by another prominent Democrat (reputedly Donna Brazille).

    The Seth Rich murder not only throws a wrench in the "Russian hacking" story, it puts the spotlight back onto Clinton's malfeasance. I'd like to see this take center stage, and someone started a petition demanding an investigation. Seems like a good beginning. I urge everyone to sign and share widely.
    LINK TO PETITION FOR SETH RICH INVESTIGATION - PLEASE SIGN https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

    Thanks for the link to the petition! I just signed it.

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  19. hyperbola says:

    But we do know from official government documents that the CIA spent decades manipulating the press in Europe and Australia in Operation Mockingbird. There is plenty of evidence for similar manipulations now.

    Europe’s “Bought Journalists”

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/02/europes-bought-journalists/

    Not that long ago in Europe, one had to go to a church, a temple or a mosque to imbibe industrial quantities of religious doctrine.

    Since the beginning of the 21st century, however, it has become possible to access it in a great and self-satisfied profusion on the editorial pages of the continent’s “serious” and nominally progressive dailies, papers like The Guardian, El País, La Repubblica, Le Monde, and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    The particular brand of theology being pushed?

    Neo-Liberal Imperialism, something the faith’s leading clerics—people like Timothy Garton-Ash, Niall Ferguson. Moisés Naim, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hermann Tertsch, Antonio Caño, Joseph Joffe, and that erstwhile philosopher-clown, Bernard Henry-Levi—prefer to describe in terms of “promoting trans-Atlantic partnerships” and creating and maintaining “Open Societies”.

    One day, historians will wonder how it was that the EU, a wealthy and ostensibly unified polity with a population of over 500 million people and an extremely deep and sophisticated history of indigenous intellectual production, came to have its public discourse dominated by the narrow and often quite parochial concerns of the elites of another country (right down to their absurd and largely unconditional devotion to a small and bellicose apartheid state in the Middle East) located halfway around the globe.

    And if these historians are sharp, they will zero in on whatever it was that took place in newsrooms and other centers of media production (or perhaps more germanely, the boardrooms that set their policies) in Europe during the first decade of the 21st century…..

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    It began much earlier, end of 19th century, when German anti semitism began.
    See:
    Henry Morgenthau, 'Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', New Yirk, 1918
    Heath W. Lowry, 'The story behind Ambassador Morgenthau's Story', Istanbul 1990
    Charles Callan Tansill, 'Amerika geht in den Krieg', Stuttgart 1939 (America goes to War, 1938)

    After WWII the idea was to encapsulate Germany in a European union, it backfired, Berlin became the capital of continental Europe.
    The weird fact is that German domination of the European continent is based on WWII victors propaganda.
    , @Rurik

    One day, historians will wonder how it was that the EU, a wealthy and ostensibly unified polity with a population of over 500 million people and an extremely deep and sophisticated history of indigenous intellectual production, came to have its public discourse dominated by the narrow and often quite parochial concerns of the elites of another country (right down to their absurd and largely unconditional devotion to a small and bellicose apartheid state
     
    we don't have to wait for the historians. I can tell you exactly how it happened and why, today, without waiting!

    Jewish bankster$ own and control the Federal Reserve Bank, (and have for over a hundred years) which gives them unlimited financial power to 'print' as much 'world reserve currency' (federal reserve notes) as is necessary to corrupt anything they want to corrupt. They have unlimited power of the purse, which buys them unlimited corruption for Eternal War / serial destabilizations / catastrophic migrations / spiritual-cultural sewage, and so much more!

    Such a deal !

    there is no way out but though the Fed. As long as Jewish banksters control the world's money supply, we will get more and more of the same.
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  20. @hyperbola
    But we do know from official government documents that the CIA spent decades manipulating the press in Europe and Australia in Operation Mockingbird. There is plenty of evidence for similar manipulations now.

    Europe’s “Bought Journalists”
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/02/europes-bought-journalists/

    Not that long ago in Europe, one had to go to a church, a temple or a mosque to imbibe industrial quantities of religious doctrine.

    Since the beginning of the 21st century, however, it has become possible to access it in a great and self-satisfied profusion on the editorial pages of the continent’s “serious” and nominally progressive dailies, papers like The Guardian, El País, La Repubblica, Le Monde, and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    The particular brand of theology being pushed?

    Neo-Liberal Imperialism, something the faith’s leading clerics—people like Timothy Garton-Ash, Niall Ferguson. Moisés Naim, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hermann Tertsch, Antonio Caño, Joseph Joffe, and that erstwhile philosopher-clown, Bernard Henry-Levi—prefer to describe in terms of “promoting trans-Atlantic partnerships” and creating and maintaining “Open Societies”.

    One day, historians will wonder how it was that the EU, a wealthy and ostensibly unified polity with a population of over 500 million people and an extremely deep and sophisticated history of indigenous intellectual production, came to have its public discourse dominated by the narrow and often quite parochial concerns of the elites of another country (right down to their absurd and largely unconditional devotion to a small and bellicose apartheid state in the Middle East) located halfway around the globe.

    And if these historians are sharp, they will zero in on whatever it was that took place in newsrooms and other centers of media production (or perhaps more germanely, the boardrooms that set their policies) in Europe during the first decade of the 21st century.....

    It began much earlier, end of 19th century, when German anti semitism began.
    See:
    Henry Morgenthau, ‘Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story’, New Yirk, 1918
    Heath W. Lowry, ‘The story behind Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story’, Istanbul 1990
    Charles Callan Tansill, ‘Amerika geht in den Krieg’, Stuttgart 1939 (America goes to War, 1938)

    After WWII the idea was to encapsulate Germany in a European union, it backfired, Berlin became the capital of continental Europe.
    The weird fact is that German domination of the European continent is based on WWII victors propaganda.

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  21. @Wizard of Oz
    You must have led a very sheltered life if you believe all that rubbish about Ulfkotte that you copied from some credulous souŕce, especially if you do still after listening to the man on the video link in the beat up story you quote. He's obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search. Also from my personal knowledge I can say that what he said about UK and Australian journalists was 90+ per cent grandiose bignoting himself as if he knew what he was talking about.

    Anyone who understands German can listen to Ulfkotte on Youtube.
    He also can be listened to on KenFM, Ken Jebsen, who is the interviewer, is a very sincere man.
    There is no doubt with me whatsoever that Ulfkotte speaks the truth.
    His death, early this year, 56, heart failure, to me is as suspicous as the deaths of Arafat, Diana and the Hess suicide.

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    The Hess "suicide". You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.
    'In war time, the truth is so precious that it needs to be protected by a bodyguard of lies' - an approximate wording of a Churchillian "truth". As arch-liar, Churchill would know.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    OmG! You are special. (What the autodidact bookworm's world has sheltered him from). Enough that your total lack of common sense is highlighted by your tabloid suspicions, with the Hess suicide at the forefront. He was 93 and still unable to get out of prison. Yet you and the Rabbit brained seem to think someone would take the risk and trouble to prevent him suddenly going public on events of nearly 50 years before perhaps about someone who died more than 20 years ago. And did you notice the unhealthy looking Ulfkotte saying he had had two heart attacks?

    Are you for real?

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  22. Rurik says:
    @RobinG
    TY for posting this Carlton! Ulfkotte’s book, Bought Journalists, is now available in English as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News.
    https://www.amazon.com/Journalists-Hire-How-Buys-News/dp/1944505458

    As for Roth's hope that Americans will wake up before it's too late.... when I talk to my friends (the regular kind, not the Unz variety) they don't seem to hear me. They need some kind of shock, and something simple to grasp. [Unpacking Syria is way too frightening for most, let alone Israel's role in destabilizing the ME.] What about the murder of Seth Rich?

    Rod Wheeler, the investigator hired by Seth Rich's parents, did not retract any of his assertions. [He's convinced that Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks.] On the contrary, he was forced to "Cease and Desist" by a Democrat operative who now "advises" Rich's parents. Further, there was interference in Wheeler's investigation by another prominent Democrat (reputedly Donna Brazille).

    The Seth Rich murder not only throws a wrench in the "Russian hacking" story, it puts the spotlight back onto Clinton's malfeasance. I'd like to see this take center stage, and someone started a petition demanding an investigation. Seems like a good beginning. I urge everyone to sign and share widely.
    LINK TO PETITION FOR SETH RICH INVESTIGATION - PLEASE SIGN https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

    thank you for this petition Robin

    one of the glaring things about Rich’s assassination (and ‘the Russians did it !!’ hysterical idiocy) is that the FBI has said that the DNC would not allow them access to their computers for any kind of investigation

    I wonder why not?

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  23. Rurik says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    You must have led a very sheltered life if you believe all that rubbish about Ulfkotte that you copied from some credulous souŕce, especially if you do still after listening to the man on the video link in the beat up story you quote. He's obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search. Also from my personal knowledge I can say that what he said about UK and Australian journalists was 90+ per cent grandiose bignoting himself as if he knew what he was talking about.

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar

    project much?

    Ulfkotte was a heroic man who took on the Deepstate scum who you regularly shill for

    he put his life on the line to tell us all the truth

    he is a saint

    he knew they would kill him, just like they murdered Michael Hastings or Gary Webb.. so many others…

    Seth Rich comes to mind

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    Calm down or see whether you can splutter your way out of #34
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  24. Rurik says:
    @hyperbola
    But we do know from official government documents that the CIA spent decades manipulating the press in Europe and Australia in Operation Mockingbird. There is plenty of evidence for similar manipulations now.

    Europe’s “Bought Journalists”
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/02/europes-bought-journalists/

    Not that long ago in Europe, one had to go to a church, a temple or a mosque to imbibe industrial quantities of religious doctrine.

    Since the beginning of the 21st century, however, it has become possible to access it in a great and self-satisfied profusion on the editorial pages of the continent’s “serious” and nominally progressive dailies, papers like The Guardian, El País, La Repubblica, Le Monde, and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

    The particular brand of theology being pushed?

    Neo-Liberal Imperialism, something the faith’s leading clerics—people like Timothy Garton-Ash, Niall Ferguson. Moisés Naim, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hermann Tertsch, Antonio Caño, Joseph Joffe, and that erstwhile philosopher-clown, Bernard Henry-Levi—prefer to describe in terms of “promoting trans-Atlantic partnerships” and creating and maintaining “Open Societies”.

    One day, historians will wonder how it was that the EU, a wealthy and ostensibly unified polity with a population of over 500 million people and an extremely deep and sophisticated history of indigenous intellectual production, came to have its public discourse dominated by the narrow and often quite parochial concerns of the elites of another country (right down to their absurd and largely unconditional devotion to a small and bellicose apartheid state in the Middle East) located halfway around the globe.

    And if these historians are sharp, they will zero in on whatever it was that took place in newsrooms and other centers of media production (or perhaps more germanely, the boardrooms that set their policies) in Europe during the first decade of the 21st century.....

    One day, historians will wonder how it was that the EU, a wealthy and ostensibly unified polity with a population of over 500 million people and an extremely deep and sophisticated history of indigenous intellectual production, came to have its public discourse dominated by the narrow and often quite parochial concerns of the elites of another country (right down to their absurd and largely unconditional devotion to a small and bellicose apartheid state

    we don’t have to wait for the historians. I can tell you exactly how it happened and why, today, without waiting!

    Jewish bankster$ own and control the Federal Reserve Bank, (and have for over a hundred years) which gives them unlimited financial power to ‘print’ as much ‘world reserve currency’ (federal reserve notes) as is necessary to corrupt anything they want to corrupt. They have unlimited power of the purse, which buys them unlimited corruption for Eternal War / serial destabilizations / catastrophic migrations / spiritual-cultural sewage, and so much more!

    Such a deal !

    there is no way out but though the Fed. As long as Jewish banksters control the world’s money supply, we will get more and more of the same.

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  25. anarchyst says:

    Normally, the “50th anniversary” of just about any event merits at least a mention in most of the so-called “mainstream media”…Not so for the 50th anniversary of the deliberate Israeli attack on the USS Liberty (GTR-5). The silence was deafening.
    This, my friends is PROOF of the Zionist control of the worldwide “mainstream media”…
    Thanks to UR for keeping this event alive…

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  26. @Carlton Meyer
    From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

    Sometimes when I encounter in the internet a description/protrayal of an individual that falls into two camps, one laudatory, the other dismissive, contemptuous, I go to youtube to see if I can find a recording that allows the person himself to speak. In that way I can directly form an impression of the person’s character. One such video you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLgW3hgRBY (you need to be fluent in German to understand this). Look for others.

    I have viewed several such videos. In of them, Ulfkotte comes across as realistic, sane, humble (contrite), specific in his details, and in every sense reliable in his reporting of his experiences. As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz’s libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard’s reliability.

    Moreover, Ulfkotte’s reporting simply details the techniques used by Western media to create its biased, pro-government propaganda, something that readers at Unz see so clearly and have frequently commented on.

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    I second Robin G's expression of gratitude and "roger" Roger_that,Rabbit's remarks about WoO.

    As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz’s libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard’s reliability.

     

    His an a few others' comments are reliably the opposite of the truth. In fact, their denial of something is pretty good evidence that it's true.
    , @Anon
    See #34. Comment?
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  27. @jilles dykstra
    Anyone who understands German can listen to Ulfkotte on Youtube.
    He also can be listened to on KenFM, Ken Jebsen, who is the interviewer, is a very sincere man.
    There is no doubt with me whatsoever that Ulfkotte speaks the truth.
    His death, early this year, 56, heart failure, to me is as suspicous as the deaths of Arafat, Diana and the Hess suicide.

    The Hess “suicide”. You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.
    ‘In war time, the truth is so precious that it needs to be protected by a bodyguard of lies’ – an approximate wording of a Churchillian “truth”. As arch-liar, Churchill would know.

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    The Hess “suicide”. You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.
     
    True.

    Another one who died telling the truth was Gareth Jones.

    Meanwhile the Brit money bag multimillionaire, William Stephenson, had an office of propaganda in Rockefeller Center where he spied and cranked out propaganda in support of the USSR. He and the rest of the "Red Millionaires" that I know of died natural deaths.

    One of the more fascinating aspects of propaganda is that 75+ years later the vast majority of the people in the US seem to still believe most, if not all, of it. That includes the fact that most people seem to think that it was the Germans who were the masters of propaganda, and hardly realize that the Allies engaged in it at all. Now that’s some effective propaganda.

    An additional point is that most people in the US undoubtedly associate Goebbels with propaganda, but I bet not 1 in 100,000 could even recognize the name of Bernays and even fewer still Stalin’s propagandist, the much more colorful character, the “Red Millionaire,”Willi Munzengerg. Goebbels was a piker in comparison.

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  28. @Roger_that,Rabbit
    Sometimes when I encounter in the internet a description/protrayal of an individual that falls into two camps, one laudatory, the other dismissive, contemptuous, I go to youtube to see if I can find a recording that allows the person himself to speak. In that way I can directly form an impression of the person's character. One such video you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLgW3hgRBY (you need to be fluent in German to understand this). Look for others.

    I have viewed several such videos. In of them, Ulfkotte comes across as realistic, sane, humble (contrite), specific in his details, and in every sense reliable in his reporting of his experiences. As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz's libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard's reliability.

    Moreover, Ulfkotte's reporting simply details the techniques used by Western media to create its biased, pro-government propaganda, something that readers at Unz see so clearly and have frequently commented on.

    I second Robin G’s expression of gratitude and “roger” Roger_that,Rabbit’s remarks about WoO.

    As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz’s libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard’s reliability.

    His an a few others’ comments are reliably the opposite of the truth. In fact, their denial of something is pretty good evidence that it’s true.

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    Can the legion of the gullible answer #34?
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  29. @Roger_that,Rabbit
    The Hess "suicide". You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.
    'In war time, the truth is so precious that it needs to be protected by a bodyguard of lies' - an approximate wording of a Churchillian "truth". As arch-liar, Churchill would know.

    The Hess “suicide”. You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.

    True.

    Another one who died telling the truth was Gareth Jones.

    Meanwhile the Brit money bag multimillionaire, William Stephenson, had an office of propaganda in Rockefeller Center where he spied and cranked out propaganda in support of the USSR. He and the rest of the “Red Millionaires” that I know of died natural deaths.

    One of the more fascinating aspects of propaganda is that 75+ years later the vast majority of the people in the US seem to still believe most, if not all, of it. That includes the fact that most people seem to think that it was the Germans who were the masters of propaganda, and hardly realize that the Allies engaged in it at all. Now that’s some effective propaganda.

    An additional point is that most people in the US undoubtedly associate Goebbels with propaganda, but I bet not 1 in 100,000 could even recognize the name of Bernays and even fewer still Stalin’s propagandist, the much more colorful character, the “Red Millionaire,”Willi Munzengerg. Goebbels was a piker in comparison.

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    You've got one thing right. The German propaganda outside Germany and Austria was hopeless. But completely wrong to suggest what the "the vast majority of people in the US" believe about events of the 1940s. The vast majority haven't a clue and don't actually care enough to know even the most elementary historical facts. I mean they can hardly even tell you who played the general in the film who slapped the soldier in some war or other maybe in Mexico... or was it Canada...
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  30. But lately I’ve been amazed at the extent to which our entire public discourse now rests on disinformation and lies.

    Dear Mr Roth, if you really are a retired public interest lawyer, how is it that you realize that only “lately?” If that’s true for a man of your profession and career, then the situation is truly bleak. Come to think of it, I have a neighbor, a fine fellow, who is a retired lawyer an he’s pretty naive also.

    Anyway, Upton Sinclair wrote “The Brass Check” in around 1920 detailing how the news systems function, and it’s even worse than the meat packing industry was, so the info has been around for a long time.

    Here’s a quote from a primer on the subject.

    A quarter of a million Americans buy [The New York Times] every day, and form their whole view of life from its columns. And never a day out of more than ten thousand days that this newspaper has not subtly and cunningly distorted the news of the world in the interest of special privilege.

    - UPTON SINCLAIR, THE CRIMES OF THE “TIMES” A Test of Newspaper Decency, 1921

    Then there’s this. (Note the ate.):

    Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.

    Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 14 June 1807

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/amendI_speechs29.html

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    Jacques, he only said that he's lately been amazed not that he's only lately become aware.

    Lincoln Steffens long ago wrote about how local papers could create a "crime wave" by focusing more closely on the police blotter to generate copy. One can file away such anecdotes or such a book by Sinclair as you mention but still not grasp the enormous influence of subtle propaganda. I used to dismiss Robert Bartley's despicable open borders garbage and still could read the WSJ with great interest. As massive, destructive immigration developed with a vengeance I began to see the outlines of a vast malevolent effort to destroy the West and I could no longer stomach that paper and its betrayal.

    Color me naive as well but even now it is just stupefying that there could be such evil seemingly throughout the political elite of the Western world. McCarthy and Diana West ran up against this malevolence in their own times. West in particular tries to name it and clarify the disaster that it's been.

    The Cold War focused one's attention but the end of the Soviet aspect of it has revealed realities of deception and malevolence that were obscured by the righteousness of the battle against Soviet tyranny. The US, in particular, no longer has even a shred of moral justification for what it does. None.

    The attacks on Gaddafi and Assad make no sense whatsoever and our obvious alliance with al Qaida and ISIS even less sense yet the murder and terror that have followed in their wake have been justified by absolute flapdoodle, sluicing forth no less than from the vaunted conservative FoxNews.

    Pathetic jokes like Angela Merkel with her ex-Stasi internet watchbitch and her "wir schaffen das" destroy Europe (with plenty of help) but voters and the press fawn over her and that French boy toy. It is so far beyond mere difference of opinion that one has to think in terms of "evil" and "satanic" to comprehend what is being done by our "own" side. Lord, I beseech you to separate us from our stomach-churning French, Dutch, British, German, Italian and Swedish government allies and their zombie electoral majorities.
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  31. - UPTON SINCLAIR, THE CRIMES OF THE “TIMES” A Test of Newspaper Decency, 1921

    https://archive.org/details/crimesofthetimes00sincrich

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  32. annamaria says:
    @Carlton Meyer
    From early this year:

    Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56. Ulfkotte was an editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the largest newspapers in Germany, when he published Bought Journalists, the bestselling book that cost him his job and perhaps his life.

    German media, who were banned from reporting on his work in recent years, are reporting he died of “heart failure”. Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened.

    Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“

    His fears for a war in Europe, lead him to his decision to tell the truth about corporate media being controlled by intelligence services on behalf of the financial class.

    “I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”

    Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.

    Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.

    Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”

    Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.

    “The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.

    “This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”

    Baxter Dmitry

    http://yournewswire.com/german-newspaper-editor-exposed-cia-dead/

    Udo Ulfkotte was a brave man – a truly courageous person

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    Why do you say that? Did you look at and listen to that video link? Have you read

    http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2015/01/fake-journalist-udo-ulfkotte-makes-a-comeback-as-putin-propagandist.html

    What do you say about his years as a right wing "Islamophobe"? And have you noticed that the attempt to build him up as an "editor" of Frankfurter Allgemeine is a beat up of some very humble job amongst the editorial functions of the paper (though Der Spiegel describes him as a "former joutnalist") and that his losing his job over publication of Bought Journalists as Carlton Meyer asserts is pure gullibility since he hadn't wotked there since 2003.

    And have a look at
    http://m.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-1009245-2.html

    What do you think of his Muslim plot to contaminate Europe with faeces?
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  33. Are you for real? If so your posts like that one say more about you than about external reality. Your autodidact’s book-informed world seems to have left you bereft of common sense and everyday sensibility. Even your suspicious deaths don’t pass elementary testing.

    Did you not notice how unhealthy Ulfkotte looked and that he referred to himself as having had two heart attacks? And why would anyone want to take the trouble to kill or risk killing a proven serial liar of no importance? His pissing in the wind had made him about as much concern to anyone in the real world as 99 per cent of UR commentators. Have you really no idea of the man’s totally inconsistent stances over his years of desperately seeking attention as a lonely man of little talent or intelligence?

    Hess? Presumably you share the absurd idea of the Rabbit brained one that a 93 year old was considered by someone (who?) to be likely to spill some beans about events of nearly 50 years before concerning someone who had died over 20 years before. I am not sure why you think anyone (other than some worried Palestinian) would want to have killed Arafat when you suspect it was done but your Diana suspicions are just another symptom to me of your hàving a tabloid side to that omnivorous and undiscriminating mind. Yep it is suspicious – right on a par with that Christian story that the Jesus chap actually died. (Indeed you may have heard about the body double they got for the crucifixion and what they promised his family for his services, and threatened too. Of course he thought he was going to be tied up there and got down by midnight. But you know all that and I must get back to finding a more plausible fantasy about Britain’s Royals and Diana).

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    And why would anyone want to take the trouble to kill or risk killing a proven serial liar of no importance?
     
    serial liar?

    projecting I see again wiz

    Ulfkotte had more integrity in his toe jam than you've demonstrated during the entire time I've been perusing this webzine. The reason someone would risk assassinating him is because he told the truth about how the CIA / deepstate uses the msm as their lying mouthpieces. He exposed the ubiquitous mendacity and devil's lies that we all suffer every day from the PTB.

    duh

    when honest people have a moment from their daily grind, and stop and wonder at the sheer evil of our governments, they often simply shrug it off as incomprehensible. But Ulfkotte explained it to us, and informed us all that the images we see on the screen and the talking heads are all liars and shills, misinforming when people are counting on them to inform. Selling wars and atrocities like they were reporting on the weather.

    they have an agenda you see wiz, and the media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of the Fiend. (wars, torture, genocide in the holy land... lies about everything. So many lies. So many deaths and suffering and iniquity)

    so yea, this guy was a hero and a saint. The opposite of someone like you wiz. So I guess it should come as no surprise that someone like you would attempt to defame his memory. It is actually, very characteristic of you.
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  34. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @annamaria
    Udo Ulfkotte was a brave man - a truly courageous person

    Why do you say that? Did you look at and listen to that video link? Have you read

    http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2015/01/fake-journalist-udo-ulfkotte-makes-a-comeback-as-putin-propagandist.html

    What do you say about his years as a right wing “Islamophobe”? And have you noticed that the attempt to build him up as an “editor” of Frankfurter Allgemeine is a beat up of some very humble job amongst the editorial functions of the paper (though Der Spiegel describes him as a “former joutnalist”) and that his losing his job over publication of Bought Journalists as Carlton Meyer asserts is pure gullibility since he hadn’t wotked there since 2003.

    And have a look at

    http://m.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-1009245-2.html

    What do you think of his Muslim plot to contaminate Europe with faeces?

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    Is this a sense of inadequacy that makes you so aggressive towards the dead man who dared to confront the empire?
    Udo Ulfkotte has a name - unlike your petty "anon"
    , @Avery
    {What do you say about his years as a right wing “Islamophobe”?}


    Don't know much about this Ulfkotte guy, but when someone is labelled a so-called 'Islamophobe', then we know whoever it is - doesn't want to live under Sharia law in his own (Western) country.

    Like all other made-up '___phobes', so-called Islamophobia was created by reptilian Globalists to smear patriots who want to live in their own (Christian) country, and not amongst people whose religion, culture, beliefs, mores, etc,etc...... are completely alien to theirs.


    Here we go: a couple of English 'Islamophobes' who have the temerity to want to live in their own country, England, as Englishmen and Englishwomen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZe5hXodQg

    btw: how come we never hear about Christianophobia?
    You know, when Muslims living in the West massacre Christians.

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  35. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @jacques sheete

    The Hess “suicide”. You have a long memory. Yes, the death of Hess removed a source of information that would have rather undermined the British/Churchillian narrative of how and why WW2 was fought.
     
    True.

    Another one who died telling the truth was Gareth Jones.

    Meanwhile the Brit money bag multimillionaire, William Stephenson, had an office of propaganda in Rockefeller Center where he spied and cranked out propaganda in support of the USSR. He and the rest of the "Red Millionaires" that I know of died natural deaths.

    One of the more fascinating aspects of propaganda is that 75+ years later the vast majority of the people in the US seem to still believe most, if not all, of it. That includes the fact that most people seem to think that it was the Germans who were the masters of propaganda, and hardly realize that the Allies engaged in it at all. Now that’s some effective propaganda.

    An additional point is that most people in the US undoubtedly associate Goebbels with propaganda, but I bet not 1 in 100,000 could even recognize the name of Bernays and even fewer still Stalin’s propagandist, the much more colorful character, the “Red Millionaire,”Willi Munzengerg. Goebbels was a piker in comparison.

    You’ve got one thing right. The German propaganda outside Germany and Austria was hopeless. But completely wrong to suggest what the “the vast majority of people in the US” believe about events of the 1940s. The vast majority haven’t a clue and don’t actually care enough to know even the most elementary historical facts. I mean they can hardly even tell you who played the general in the film who slapped the soldier in some war or other maybe in Mexico… or was it Canada…

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    It was in Cambodia, and they were templars..... Right?
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  36. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Roger_that,Rabbit
    Sometimes when I encounter in the internet a description/protrayal of an individual that falls into two camps, one laudatory, the other dismissive, contemptuous, I go to youtube to see if I can find a recording that allows the person himself to speak. In that way I can directly form an impression of the person's character. One such video you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZLgW3hgRBY (you need to be fluent in German to understand this). Look for others.

    I have viewed several such videos. In of them, Ulfkotte comes across as realistic, sane, humble (contrite), specific in his details, and in every sense reliable in his reporting of his experiences. As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz's libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard's reliability.

    Moreover, Ulfkotte's reporting simply details the techniques used by Western media to create its biased, pro-government propaganda, something that readers at Unz see so clearly and have frequently commented on.

    See #34. Comment?

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  37. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @jacques sheete
    I second Robin G's expression of gratitude and "roger" Roger_that,Rabbit's remarks about WoO.

    As such, I see no evidence that would back Wizard of Oz’s libelous character assasination. If anything, it leads me to rather eradicate my estimation of Wizard’s reliability.

     

    His an a few others' comments are reliably the opposite of the truth. In fact, their denial of something is pretty good evidence that it's true.

    Can the legion of the gullible answer #34?

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  38. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Rurik

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar
     
    project much?

    Ulfkotte was a heroic man who took on the Deepstate scum who you regularly shill for

    he put his life on the line to tell us all the truth

    he is a saint

    he knew they would kill him, just like they murdered Michael Hastings or Gary Webb.. so many others...

    Seth Rich comes to mind

    Calm down or see whether you can splutter your way out of #34

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  39. @jilles dykstra
    Anyone who understands German can listen to Ulfkotte on Youtube.
    He also can be listened to on KenFM, Ken Jebsen, who is the interviewer, is a very sincere man.
    There is no doubt with me whatsoever that Ulfkotte speaks the truth.
    His death, early this year, 56, heart failure, to me is as suspicous as the deaths of Arafat, Diana and the Hess suicide.

    OmG! You are special. (What the autodidact bookworm’s world has sheltered him from). Enough that your total lack of common sense is highlighted by your tabloid suspicions, with the Hess suicide at the forefront. He was 93 and still unable to get out of prison. Yet you and the Rabbit brained seem to think someone would take the risk and trouble to prevent him suddenly going public on events of nearly 50 years before perhaps about someone who died more than 20 years ago. And did you notice the unhealthy looking Ulfkotte saying he had had two heart attacks?

    Are you for real?

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    The man in Spandau supposed to be Hess was suicided because Gorbatchow wanted to liberate him from prison.
    The USA Spandau doctor wrote a book explaining he was not Hess.
    Probably the real Hess died in a 1943 flying boat accident in Scotland, on board the brother of the British king.
    What the flying boat was doing there has never been officially explained, the supposition is that it picked up Hess from a lake, in order to fly to Stockholm, to announce peace between GB and Germany, both Hitler and Churchill stepping down, Churchill of course unwillingly.
    Had the Spandau man been able to talk, mainstream world history would have changed drastically.
    Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior, ‘Double standards, The Rudolf Hess cover-up’, London 2002
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  40. Same today on a different but related story.

    There’s an “opposition leader” in Russia who seems to have about the same amount of support as the Green Party in the US. He had a rally scheduled for “Russia Day”. It was approved and allowed by the government. Then, at the last minute, he told his supporters to go to another site where he did not have a permit. Even worse, this other site was occupied by a group that did have a permit for what looks like something like a Renassaince Fair in the States. Families and children going there for a holiday outing.

    What happens in an American city if you try to take over a busy street without a permit? Especially if someone else already does have a permit? The police come up and tell you to disperse and move along and warn that if you persist in this illegal gathering you’ll be arrested. Been to enough unpermitted protests to know what happens.

    So, that’s what happened in Moscow. The police found thousands of people who were not only having an unpermitted rally but which were disrupting family groups trying to go to the fair that did have a permit. And like many protests, it seems like a lot of people wanted to get arrested to make a statement.

    Fake News Channel reports this very differently. They just want to stoke the fire of a nuclear war with Russia by screaming about how awful it was that this guy who gets 5% support got arrested and his supporters also got arrested. One article barely mentioned the real facts, while a second article (yes, this was worth two articles on Fake News Channel front page) avoided any real facts at all. Just talking about how many opposition protesters got arrested by the evil Putin.

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    Assuming you haven't seen it already, you'd probably be interested in Anatoly Karlin's take on the Navalny rally: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/bayonetting-putler/
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  41. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    You must have led a very sheltered life if you believe all that rubbish about Ulfkotte that you copied from some credulous souŕce, especially if you do still after listening to the man on the video link in the beat up story you quote. He's obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search. Also from my personal knowledge I can say that what he said about UK and Australian journalists was 90+ per cent grandiose bignoting himself as if he knew what he was talking about.

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search.

    I’m calling you on this.
    What search terms did you use, and what was the result? I just tried a half-dozen searches, simple and less so, and came up empty-handed.
    Well, I did find some crap (pun intended):
    krapuul.com/news/1702/one-less-source-of-fake-news-udo-ulfkotte-is-dead/

    That Ulfkotte was a “fantasist” and “regular liar” on behalf of his handlers is absolutely true. He called himself out on that.
    I hope you can respond with something more, er, convincing than the above. Alternatively, we’d all be much obliged if you remained silent rather than slandering your betters.

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    I can't make up for your deficiencies but Anon has above #35. And of course nothing can be done about lack of life experience but I suggest you look at the linked video of the poor fool again and begin to get some idea of what one class of pathetic losers and fantasists look and sound like.

    A shame that one misconceived comment on a rather good article has flushed out so many weirdos.
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  42. annamaria says:
    @Anon
    Why do you say that? Did you look at and listen to that video link? Have you read

    http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2015/01/fake-journalist-udo-ulfkotte-makes-a-comeback-as-putin-propagandist.html

    What do you say about his years as a right wing "Islamophobe"? And have you noticed that the attempt to build him up as an "editor" of Frankfurter Allgemeine is a beat up of some very humble job amongst the editorial functions of the paper (though Der Spiegel describes him as a "former joutnalist") and that his losing his job over publication of Bought Journalists as Carlton Meyer asserts is pure gullibility since he hadn't wotked there since 2003.

    And have a look at
    http://m.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-1009245-2.html

    What do you think of his Muslim plot to contaminate Europe with faeces?

    Is this a sense of inadequacy that makes you so aggressive towards the dead man who dared to confront the empire?
    Udo Ulfkotte has a name – unlike your petty “anon”

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    No, adequacy doesn't even enter into it when considering someone as pathetically inadequate as Ulfkotte. Sadly the fact that you can come back in his defence makes me wonder what I am doing wasting my time with people so inadequate that they can't disregard a hopeless fellow like that. Tell me its not worse. Don't tell me you actually read the stuff I linked and still regard him as a trustworthy man and a hero?

    What you should be doing is saying "Sorry, I didn't stop to read that stuff, but now I realise that I should be much more cautious about taking the likes of Ulfkotte at face value". Well that would get you half off the hook.
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  43. Power blinds people. And instead of working for the people and for peace, it incites hatred and violence. The saddest thing still is that the innocent lose their lives in the middle of this blind route to power

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  44. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @annamaria
    Is this a sense of inadequacy that makes you so aggressive towards the dead man who dared to confront the empire?
    Udo Ulfkotte has a name - unlike your petty "anon"

    No, adequacy doesn’t even enter into it when considering someone as pathetically inadequate as Ulfkotte. Sadly the fact that you can come back in his defence makes me wonder what I am doing wasting my time with people so inadequate that they can’t disregard a hopeless fellow like that. Tell me its not worse. Don’t tell me you actually read the stuff I linked and still regard him as a trustworthy man and a hero?

    What you should be doing is saying “Sorry, I didn’t stop to read that stuff, but now I realise that I should be much more cautious about taking the likes of Ulfkotte at face value”. Well that would get you half off the hook.

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    Again just assertions.
    , @annamaria
    See post No 57.
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  45. @Erebus

    He’s obviously a mentally unbalanced fantasist not to say regular liar according to one of the more compelling exposés I found by a simple online search.
     
    I'm calling you on this.
    What search terms did you use, and what was the result? I just tried a half-dozen searches, simple and less so, and came up empty-handed.
    Well, I did find some crap (pun intended):
    krapuul.com/news/1702/one-less-source-of-fake-news-udo-ulfkotte-is-dead/

    That Ulfkotte was a "fantasist" and "regular liar" on behalf of his handlers is absolutely true. He called himself out on that.
    I hope you can respond with something more, er, convincing than the above. Alternatively, we'd all be much obliged if you remained silent rather than slandering your betters.

    I can’t make up for your deficiencies but Anon has above #35. And of course nothing can be done about lack of life experience but I suggest you look at the linked video of the poor fool again and begin to get some idea of what one class of pathetic losers and fantasists look and sound like.

    A shame that one misconceived comment on a rather good article has flushed out so many weirdos.

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  46. @Anonymous
    You've got one thing right. The German propaganda outside Germany and Austria was hopeless. But completely wrong to suggest what the "the vast majority of people in the US" believe about events of the 1940s. The vast majority haven't a clue and don't actually care enough to know even the most elementary historical facts. I mean they can hardly even tell you who played the general in the film who slapped the soldier in some war or other maybe in Mexico... or was it Canada...

    It was in Cambodia, and they were templars….. Right?

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  47. @Wizard of Oz
    OmG! You are special. (What the autodidact bookworm's world has sheltered him from). Enough that your total lack of common sense is highlighted by your tabloid suspicions, with the Hess suicide at the forefront. He was 93 and still unable to get out of prison. Yet you and the Rabbit brained seem to think someone would take the risk and trouble to prevent him suddenly going public on events of nearly 50 years before perhaps about someone who died more than 20 years ago. And did you notice the unhealthy looking Ulfkotte saying he had had two heart attacks?

    Are you for real?

    The man in Spandau supposed to be Hess was suicided because Gorbatchow wanted to liberate him from prison.
    The USA Spandau doctor wrote a book explaining he was not Hess.
    Probably the real Hess died in a 1943 flying boat accident in Scotland, on board the brother of the British king.
    What the flying boat was doing there has never been officially explained, the supposition is that it picked up Hess from a lake, in order to fly to Stockholm, to announce peace between GB and Germany, both Hitler and Churchill stepping down, Churchill of course unwillingly.
    Had the Spandau man been able to talk, mainstream world history would have changed drastically.
    Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior, ‘Double standards, The Rudolf Hess cover-up’, London 2002

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    Who was the man in the dock at Nuremberg answering to the name of Rudolf Hess and looking exactly like pre war photographs of Hess (plus a few years of ageing)? And if he was persuaded to stand in for Hess why was that arranged, who arranged it, who knew about it and what was the reward/inducement for the stand in? (And before you let your imagination run wild let me remind you that Churchill was out of office and out of power).

    Also, you should be aware that it was only the Soviet Union that had objected to his release many years before, about the time Speer was free I think.

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  48. @Anon
    No, adequacy doesn't even enter into it when considering someone as pathetically inadequate as Ulfkotte. Sadly the fact that you can come back in his defence makes me wonder what I am doing wasting my time with people so inadequate that they can't disregard a hopeless fellow like that. Tell me its not worse. Don't tell me you actually read the stuff I linked and still regard him as a trustworthy man and a hero?

    What you should be doing is saying "Sorry, I didn't stop to read that stuff, but now I realise that I should be much more cautious about taking the likes of Ulfkotte at face value". Well that would get you half off the hook.

    Again just assertions.

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  49. Erebus says:

    I can’t make up for your deficiencies but Anon has above #35.

    I can’t believe what I’m reading Wiz. Are you saying that you can’t repeat the keywords you used in the “simple online search” that revealed those “compelling exposés “? Have you “simply” forgotten them? Or is it that the dialog international article “Anon” referenced was the “compelling” apex of an (extraordinarily?) “simple” search? Frankly, one has difficulty avoiding the conclusion that you never did any “simple search” that turned up anything remotely “compelling”.

    If you can’t make up for my deficiencies, those in that article should present a vastly “simpler” challenge.
    That almost all the references in it refer back to articles by the same, or another similarly feverish, author on the dialog international site is telling, no? To be sure, he references outside sites like somebody called digital journal (who I wasn’t able to reach reliably) but the glance I had at it indicated it was of the same calibre.
    This wasn’t lost on the article’s commenters. Also illustrative is that whenever a commenter points out that the article’s a circle jerk totally bereft of any corroborating evidence, the (presumed) author simply repeats his slanders in rebuttal, occasionally augmented by the hurling of a few half-witted insults.

    From all that, a working hypothesis inevitably presents itself. Namely, that you and/or “Anon” are the author(s) of the article.

    Be that as it may, your pseudonymic handle is well chosen, Wiz. You’re a fraud.

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    Did you read the Der Spiegel piece that Anon cited? His/her other link I had found when I first expressed scorn about Ulfkotte.

    What do you think of Ulfkotte's expression of his views on Muslims? Does he strike you as someone the CIA would trust to do anything except create a distraction? Do you think he would have actually known who was a real CIA agent (a) if the person told him he was one, (b) if he/she didn't say who he was or represented?
    , @SethF1968
    He's either a crank or he's working for deep state.
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  50. Ace says:
    @jacques sheete

    But lately I’ve been amazed at the extent to which our entire public discourse now rests on disinformation and lies.
     
    Dear Mr Roth, if you really are a retired public interest lawyer, how is it that you realize that only "lately?" If that's true for a man of your profession and career, then the situation is truly bleak. Come to think of it, I have a neighbor, a fine fellow, who is a retired lawyer an he's pretty naive also.

    Anyway, Upton Sinclair wrote "The Brass Check" in around 1920 detailing how the news systems function, and it's even worse than the meat packing industry was, so the info has been around for a long time.

    Here's a quote from a primer on the subject.


    A quarter of a million Americans buy [The New York Times] every day, and form their whole view of life from its columns. And never a day out of more than ten thousand days that this newspaper has not subtly and cunningly distorted the news of the world in the interest of special privilege.

    - UPTON SINCLAIR, THE CRIMES OF THE "TIMES" A Test of Newspaper Decency, 1921
     

    Then there's this. (Note the ate.):

    Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.

    Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 14 June 1807

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/amendI_speechs29.html
     

    Jacques, he only said that he’s lately been amazed not that he’s only lately become aware.

    Lincoln Steffens long ago wrote about how local papers could create a “crime wave” by focusing more closely on the police blotter to generate copy. One can file away such anecdotes or such a book by Sinclair as you mention but still not grasp the enormous influence of subtle propaganda. I used to dismiss Robert Bartley’s despicable open borders garbage and still could read the WSJ with great interest. As massive, destructive immigration developed with a vengeance I began to see the outlines of a vast malevolent effort to destroy the West and I could no longer stomach that paper and its betrayal.

    Color me naive as well but even now it is just stupefying that there could be such evil seemingly throughout the political elite of the Western world. McCarthy and Diana West ran up against this malevolence in their own times. West in particular tries to name it and clarify the disaster that it’s been.

    The Cold War focused one’s attention but the end of the Soviet aspect of it has revealed realities of deception and malevolence that were obscured by the righteousness of the battle against Soviet tyranny. The US, in particular, no longer has even a shred of moral justification for what it does. None.

    The attacks on Gaddafi and Assad make no sense whatsoever and our obvious alliance with al Qaida and ISIS even less sense yet the murder and terror that have followed in their wake have been justified by absolute flapdoodle, sluicing forth no less than from the vaunted conservative FoxNews.

    Pathetic jokes like Angela Merkel with her ex-Stasi internet watchbitch and her “wir schaffen das” destroy Europe (with plenty of help) but voters and the press fawn over her and that French boy toy. It is so far beyond mere difference of opinion that one has to think in terms of “evil” and “satanic” to comprehend what is being done by our “own” side. Lord, I beseech you to separate us from our stomach-churning French, Dutch, British, German, Italian and Swedish government allies and their zombie electoral majorities.

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  51. @Erebus

    I can’t make up for your deficiencies but Anon has above #35.
     
    I can't believe what I'm reading Wiz. Are you saying that you can't repeat the keywords you used in the "simple online search" that revealed those "compelling exposés "? Have you "simply" forgotten them? Or is it that the dialog international article "Anon" referenced was the "compelling" apex of an (extraordinarily?) "simple" search? Frankly, one has difficulty avoiding the conclusion that you never did any "simple search" that turned up anything remotely "compelling".

    If you can't make up for my deficiencies, those in that article should present a vastly "simpler" challenge.
    That almost all the references in it refer back to articles by the same, or another similarly feverish, author on the dialog international site is telling, no? To be sure, he references outside sites like somebody called digital journal (who I wasn't able to reach reliably) but the glance I had at it indicated it was of the same calibre.
    This wasn't lost on the article's commenters. Also illustrative is that whenever a commenter points out that the article's a circle jerk totally bereft of any corroborating evidence, the (presumed) author simply repeats his slanders in rebuttal, occasionally augmented by the hurling of a few half-witted insults.

    From all that, a working hypothesis inevitably presents itself. Namely, that you and/or "Anon" are the author(s) of the article.

    Be that as it may, your pseudonymic handle is well chosen, Wiz. You're a fraud.

    Did you read the Der Spiegel piece that Anon cited? His/her other link I had found when I first expressed scorn about Ulfkotte.

    What do you think of Ulfkotte’s expression of his views on Muslims? Does he strike you as someone the CIA would trust to do anything except create a distraction? Do you think he would have actually known who was a real CIA agent (a) if the person told him he was one, (b) if he/she didn’t say who he was or represented?

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    Did you read...
     

    What do you think of....
     
    Yeah right.
    How about you reply to a question or two before lunging headlong into an attempt at misdirection? Specifically, what keywords led to what “compelling exposés" in your "simple online search" remains an unanswered query. That this remains unanswered comes as no surprise to me, and I suspect to others. I called you on fraudulently claiming to have done a search that you obviously didn't do. You have said/done exactly zero to mitigate that call.

    I think Toto's got more than your tongue, Wiz. He's got a death grip on your tender parts.
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  52. annamaria says:

    The spoiled geriatric half-wits at the CIA/MIC are in arms against any danger to their rapacious extraction from the US treasury: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/patrick-j-buchanan/civil-war-near/

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    You should appreciate this information Annamaria.

    Jun 13, 2017 G. Edward Griffin : 2017 Red Pill Expo & The Truth Movement

    What is "The Truth Movement"? And what are its aims? Indeed, is it even meaningful to speak of "the" Truth Movement at all?

    https://youtu.be/2EtJOr1Q-Ss
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  53. Agent76 says:
    @annamaria
    The spoiled geriatric half-wits at the CIA/MIC are in arms against any danger to their rapacious extraction from the US treasury: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/06/patrick-j-buchanan/civil-war-near/

    You should appreciate this information Annamaria.

    Jun 13, 2017 G. Edward Griffin : 2017 Red Pill Expo & The Truth Movement

    What is “The Truth Movement”? And what are its aims? Indeed, is it even meaningful to speak of “the” Truth Movement at all?

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    Thank you
    , @RobinG
    Well, I played that. Only because Cynthia McKinney will speak (via video) at Griffin's Red Pill Expo, so I wanted to hear what that was about. I admire McKinney and am following her project with Robert David Steele.
    [See #unrig Beyond Trump and Sanders.]
    https://phibetaiota.net/2017/05/lance-schuttler-former-congresswoman-cia-spy-call-for-peaceful-american-revolution/

    Their opening gambit involves election reform that enables small parties (Constitution, Green, etc.). Steele is raising money to bring Cynthia here (she's in Bangladesh) for a speaking tour this summer.

    Anyway, there was some interesting discussion, and Griffin makes good points about psychology of truth and memes and slogans, but he didn't convince me with his individualism vs. collectivism argument. There are too many old guys, and some young ones, going around saying that they've read the works of the world's great thinkers and they've figured out how to fix things. Sure.

    Meanwhile, there are umpteen of these movements, most of which I've never heard of, plus all those folk whose lives revolve around some religion or other. If Griffin succeeds in some cross-pollination it might be useful, but I'm not sure that's what he's after.
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  54. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Did you read the Der Spiegel piece that Anon cited? His/her other link I had found when I first expressed scorn about Ulfkotte.

    What do you think of Ulfkotte's expression of his views on Muslims? Does he strike you as someone the CIA would trust to do anything except create a distraction? Do you think he would have actually known who was a real CIA agent (a) if the person told him he was one, (b) if he/she didn't say who he was or represented?

    Did you read…

    What do you think of….

    Yeah right.
    How about you reply to a question or two before lunging headlong into an attempt at misdirection? Specifically, what keywords led to what “compelling exposés” in your “simple online search” remains an unanswered query. That this remains unanswered comes as no surprise to me, and I suspect to others. I called you on fraudulently claiming to have done a search that you obviously didn’t do. You have said/done exactly zero to mitigate that call.

    I think Toto’s got more than your tongue, Wiz. He’s got a death grip on your tender parts.

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  55. Well it will save time to humour a fool. I see you are going on about your problems with searching the Internet (and I note that you don’t even ask which search engine I used would have done if you were applying an honest, functioning and switched on brain and your inquiry made sense in the first place). I simply Googled “Ulfkotte book” and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page. Not difficult.

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    ... you don’t even ask which search engine I used...
     
    I didn't ask for your search engine because my "honest, functioning and switched on brain" knows well you don't need a search engine to not do a search.

    I simply Googled “Ulfkotte book” and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page.
     
    Well, I just used 2 alternative search engines and neither found the dialog international page in its first 3 pages of results using that keyword combo.

    Using Google is the equivalent of asking "What do TPTB want me to think about 'X'"? Ergo, it is no surprise that sites slandering Ulfkotte would be given prominence.

    Given that the title and substance of Mr. Roth's article concerns the alarming rise in the use of gratuitous, evidence free claims in public discourse, I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate that you and your sidekick are available to demonstrate in microcosm both how they are introduced, and their subsequent corrosive effects on discourse.

    For that, we are doubtless grateful.
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  56. Rurik says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Are you for real? If so your posts like that one say more about you than about external reality. Your autodidact's book-informed world seems to have left you bereft of common sense and everyday sensibility. Even your suspicious deaths don't pass elementary testing.

    Did you not notice how unhealthy Ulfkotte looked and that he referred to himself as having had two heart attacks? And why would anyone want to take the trouble to kill or risk killing a proven serial liar of no importance? His pissing in the wind had made him about as much concern to anyone in the real world as 99 per cent of UR commentators. Have you really no idea of the man's totally inconsistent stances over his years of desperately seeking attention as a lonely man of little talent or intelligence?

    Hess? Presumably you share the absurd idea of the Rabbit brained one that a 93 year old was considered by someone (who?) to be likely to spill some beans about events of nearly 50 years before concerning someone who had died over 20 years before. I am not sure why you think anyone (other than some worried Palestinian) would want to have killed Arafat when you suspect it was done but your Diana suspicions are just another symptom to me of your hàving a tabloid side to that omnivorous and undiscriminating mind. Yep it is suspicious - right on a par with that Christian story that the Jesus chap actually died. (Indeed you may have heard about the body double they got for the crucifixion and what they promised his family for his services, and threatened too. Of course he thought he was going to be tied up there and got down by midnight. But you know all that and I must get back to finding a more plausible fantasy about Britain's Royals and Diana).

    And why would anyone want to take the trouble to kill or risk killing a proven serial liar of no importance?

    serial liar?

    projecting I see again wiz

    Ulfkotte had more integrity in his toe jam than you’ve demonstrated during the entire time I’ve been perusing this webzine. The reason someone would risk assassinating him is because he told the truth about how the CIA / deepstate uses the msm as their lying mouthpieces. He exposed the ubiquitous mendacity and devil’s lies that we all suffer every day from the PTB.

    duh

    when honest people have a moment from their daily grind, and stop and wonder at the sheer evil of our governments, they often simply shrug it off as incomprehensible. But Ulfkotte explained it to us, and informed us all that the images we see on the screen and the talking heads are all liars and shills, misinforming when people are counting on them to inform. Selling wars and atrocities like they were reporting on the weather.

    they have an agenda you see wiz, and the media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of the Fiend. (wars, torture, genocide in the holy land… lies about everything. So many lies. So many deaths and suffering and iniquity)

    so yea, this guy was a hero and a saint. The opposite of someone like you wiz. So I guess it should come as no surprise that someone like you would attempt to defame his memory. It is actually, very characteristic of you.

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    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?
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  57. @jilles dykstra
    The man in Spandau supposed to be Hess was suicided because Gorbatchow wanted to liberate him from prison.
    The USA Spandau doctor wrote a book explaining he was not Hess.
    Probably the real Hess died in a 1943 flying boat accident in Scotland, on board the brother of the British king.
    What the flying boat was doing there has never been officially explained, the supposition is that it picked up Hess from a lake, in order to fly to Stockholm, to announce peace between GB and Germany, both Hitler and Churchill stepping down, Churchill of course unwillingly.
    Had the Spandau man been able to talk, mainstream world history would have changed drastically.
    Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince and Stephen Prior, ‘Double standards, The Rudolf Hess cover-up’, London 2002

    Who was the man in the dock at Nuremberg answering to the name of Rudolf Hess and looking exactly like pre war photographs of Hess (plus a few years of ageing)? And if he was persuaded to stand in for Hess why was that arranged, who arranged it, who knew about it and what was the reward/inducement for the stand in? (And before you let your imagination run wild let me remind you that Churchill was out of office and out of power).

    Also, you should be aware that it was only the Soviet Union that had objected to his release many years before, about the time Speer was free I think.

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  58. annamaria says:
    @Agent76
    You should appreciate this information Annamaria.

    Jun 13, 2017 G. Edward Griffin : 2017 Red Pill Expo & The Truth Movement

    What is "The Truth Movement"? And what are its aims? Indeed, is it even meaningful to speak of "the" Truth Movement at all?

    https://youtu.be/2EtJOr1Q-Ss

    Thank you

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  59. annamaria says:
    @Anon
    No, adequacy doesn't even enter into it when considering someone as pathetically inadequate as Ulfkotte. Sadly the fact that you can come back in his defence makes me wonder what I am doing wasting my time with people so inadequate that they can't disregard a hopeless fellow like that. Tell me its not worse. Don't tell me you actually read the stuff I linked and still regard him as a trustworthy man and a hero?

    What you should be doing is saying "Sorry, I didn't stop to read that stuff, but now I realise that I should be much more cautious about taking the likes of Ulfkotte at face value". Well that would get you half off the hook.

    See post No 57.

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  60. Avery says:
    @Anon
    Why do you say that? Did you look at and listen to that video link? Have you read

    http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2015/01/fake-journalist-udo-ulfkotte-makes-a-comeback-as-putin-propagandist.html

    What do you say about his years as a right wing "Islamophobe"? And have you noticed that the attempt to build him up as an "editor" of Frankfurter Allgemeine is a beat up of some very humble job amongst the editorial functions of the paper (though Der Spiegel describes him as a "former joutnalist") and that his losing his job over publication of Bought Journalists as Carlton Meyer asserts is pure gullibility since he hadn't wotked there since 2003.

    And have a look at
    http://m.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-1009245-2.html

    What do you think of his Muslim plot to contaminate Europe with faeces?

    {What do you say about his years as a right wing “Islamophobe”?}

    Don’t know much about this Ulfkotte guy, but when someone is labelled a so-called ‘Islamophobe’, then we know whoever it is – doesn’t want to live under Sharia law in his own (Western) country.

    Like all other made-up ‘___phobes’, so-called Islamophobia was created by reptilian Globalists to smear patriots who want to live in their own (Christian) country, and not amongst people whose religion, culture, beliefs, mores, etc,etc…… are completely alien to theirs.

    Here we go: a couple of English ‘Islamophobes’ who have the temerity to want to live in their own country, England, as Englishmen and Englishwomen.

    btw: how come we never hear about Christianophobia?
    You know, when Muslims living in the West massacre Christians.

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    I also have reservations about "-phobe" (and "-ist") which is why I threw in the inverted commas as a way of denying my support for the classification while hoping it would get people to read about him and his idiosyncratic ideas such as the Muslims contaminating Europe with faeces.....
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  61. @Rurik

    And why would anyone want to take the trouble to kill or risk killing a proven serial liar of no importance?
     
    serial liar?

    projecting I see again wiz

    Ulfkotte had more integrity in his toe jam than you've demonstrated during the entire time I've been perusing this webzine. The reason someone would risk assassinating him is because he told the truth about how the CIA / deepstate uses the msm as their lying mouthpieces. He exposed the ubiquitous mendacity and devil's lies that we all suffer every day from the PTB.

    duh

    when honest people have a moment from their daily grind, and stop and wonder at the sheer evil of our governments, they often simply shrug it off as incomprehensible. But Ulfkotte explained it to us, and informed us all that the images we see on the screen and the talking heads are all liars and shills, misinforming when people are counting on them to inform. Selling wars and atrocities like they were reporting on the weather.

    they have an agenda you see wiz, and the media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of the Fiend. (wars, torture, genocide in the holy land... lies about everything. So many lies. So many deaths and suffering and iniquity)

    so yea, this guy was a hero and a saint. The opposite of someone like you wiz. So I guess it should come as no surprise that someone like you would attempt to defame his memory. It is actually, very characteristic of you.

    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?

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    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?
     
    because of what he did

    he told the truth about the treachery and evil behind the mask of 'respectability'

    he outed the Fiend

    he put his life on the line to expose evil and was willing to be killed for it, as it appears he eventually was

    I also call Edward Snowden a hero and a saint, for the same reasons

    if you're willing to put it all on the line, and risk rendition and torture, (as it was obvious a lot of the Fiend's minions wanted to do to Snowden), then you're just made out of much better stuff than I am. In fact I've even compared Snowden to the Christ Himself, because they were both willing to die to expose evil and free people (who were and are generally unworthy) but they did it anyways.

    that's
    why Ulfkotte was a hero and a saint, and now it seems a martyr too, just like the Christ , and both were killed by the same Fiend / Moloch or what ever you want to call it - the moneyed powers who live off the misery and suffering of others. The demon from the depths inside some humans that demand domination of everything and every one, and will torture, kill, commit mass murder and unspeakable atrocities all day long to keep their psychopathic death-grip on the throats of their victims.

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  62. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Avery
    {What do you say about his years as a right wing “Islamophobe”?}


    Don't know much about this Ulfkotte guy, but when someone is labelled a so-called 'Islamophobe', then we know whoever it is - doesn't want to live under Sharia law in his own (Western) country.

    Like all other made-up '___phobes', so-called Islamophobia was created by reptilian Globalists to smear patriots who want to live in their own (Christian) country, and not amongst people whose religion, culture, beliefs, mores, etc,etc...... are completely alien to theirs.


    Here we go: a couple of English 'Islamophobes' who have the temerity to want to live in their own country, England, as Englishmen and Englishwomen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZe5hXodQg

    btw: how come we never hear about Christianophobia?
    You know, when Muslims living in the West massacre Christians.

    I also have reservations about “-phobe” (and “-ist”) which is why I threw in the inverted commas as a way of denying my support for the classification while hoping it would get people to read about him and his idiosyncratic ideas such as the Muslims contaminating Europe with faeces…..

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  63. Rurik says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?

    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?

    because of what he did

    he told the truth about the treachery and evil behind the mask of ‘respectability’

    he outed the Fiend

    he put his life on the line to expose evil and was willing to be killed for it, as it appears he eventually was

    I also call Edward Snowden a hero and a saint, for the same reasons

    if you’re willing to put it all on the line, and risk rendition and torture, (as it was obvious a lot of the Fiend’s minions wanted to do to Snowden), then you’re just made out of much better stuff than I am. In fact I’ve even compared Snowden to the Christ Himself, because they were both willing to die to expose evil and free people (who were and are generally unworthy) but they did it anyways.

    that’s
    why Ulfkotte was a hero and a saint, and now it seems a martyr too, just like the Christ , and both were killed by the same Fiend / Moloch or what ever you want to call it – the moneyed powers who live off the misery and suffering of others. The demon from the depths inside some humans that demand domination of everything and every one, and will torture, kill, commit mass murder and unspeakable atrocities all day long to keep their psychopathic death-grip on the throats of their victims.

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    Wow!!!

    But, on recovering, i ask...

    Have you read his books?

    , @Erebus

    ... and now it seems a martyr too...
     
    I think you're overshooting the mark here. He had a history of heart attacks, and he admitted that his expectation of another contributed to his lack of fear at exposing his experiences.

    Rurik, Ulfkotte is a diversion. Whatever he was, the larger point here is that .gov's influence on the media has been been growing since Bernays laid out his schema for population control. Despite being exposed on numerous occasions by prominent journalists (EG: Bernstein 1977: http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php. There's plenty of others.) its growth continued unabated, and success seemed total and the Masters of Discourse' position unassailable.
    Then, mirabile dictu, a strange thing happened on the way to 1984... a flaw in their perfect and complete control surfaced. Bernays' schema inadequately accounted for the effects of Cognitive Dissonance should it arise in the population. When it did, the Masters of Discourse were like a fish on the dock. Frantic, last gasps effort to get back to the comfort zone in the form we're seeing play out. Namely, tsunamis of preposterous, fantastical lies, each more preposterous and fantastical than the previous, being systemically disseminated at an astonishing rate.
    Here we come to the crux of the matter. The Masters of Discourse, either don't see that the Cognitive Dissonance is rising accordingly, or they have made their calculations and concluded that serial doubling down is a viable strategy - that if the lies can be generated at sufficient pace and intensity, they will swamp the dissonance. It doesn't take a genius to see that the best they can hope for is a Pyrrhic victory, and if they lose we're looking at a discontinuity in the history of Western civilization. The coming years will be turbulent, and decisive.
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  64. @Old Protester
    Same today on a different but related story.

    There's an "opposition leader" in Russia who seems to have about the same amount of support as the Green Party in the US. He had a rally scheduled for "Russia Day". It was approved and allowed by the government. Then, at the last minute, he told his supporters to go to another site where he did not have a permit. Even worse, this other site was occupied by a group that did have a permit for what looks like something like a Renassaince Fair in the States. Families and children going there for a holiday outing.

    What happens in an American city if you try to take over a busy street without a permit? Especially if someone else already does have a permit? The police come up and tell you to disperse and move along and warn that if you persist in this illegal gathering you'll be arrested. Been to enough unpermitted protests to know what happens.

    So, that's what happened in Moscow. The police found thousands of people who were not only having an unpermitted rally but which were disrupting family groups trying to go to the fair that did have a permit. And like many protests, it seems like a lot of people wanted to get arrested to make a statement.

    Fake News Channel reports this very differently. They just want to stoke the fire of a nuclear war with Russia by screaming about how awful it was that this guy who gets 5% support got arrested and his supporters also got arrested. One article barely mentioned the real facts, while a second article (yes, this was worth two articles on Fake News Channel front page) avoided any real facts at all. Just talking about how many opposition protesters got arrested by the evil Putin.

    Assuming you haven’t seen it already, you’d probably be interested in Anatoly Karlin’s take on the Navalny rally: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/bayonetting-putler/

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  65. Brewer says:

    See firsthand the vicious Assad oppressions – live coverage:

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  66. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Well it will save time to humour a fool. I see you are going on about your problems with searching the Internet (and I note that you don't even ask which search engine I used would have done if you were applying an honest, functioning and switched on brain and your inquiry made sense in the first place). I simply Googled "Ulfkotte book" and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page. Not difficult.

    … you don’t even ask which search engine I used…

    I didn’t ask for your search engine because my “honest, functioning and switched on brain” knows well you don’t need a search engine to not do a search.

    I simply Googled “Ulfkotte book” and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page.

    Well, I just used 2 alternative search engines and neither found the dialog international page in its first 3 pages of results using that keyword combo.

    Using Google is the equivalent of asking “What do TPTB want me to think about ‘X’”? Ergo, it is no surprise that sites slandering Ulfkotte would be given prominence.

    Given that the title and substance of Mr. Roth’s article concerns the alarming rise in the use of gratuitous, evidence free claims in public discourse, I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate that you and your sidekick are available to demonstrate in microcosm both how they are introduced, and their subsequent corrosive effects on discourse.

    For that, we are doubtless grateful.

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    I had wondered about venting my irritation by calling you a fool. But now I know you are such a fool that you don't know when you are exposing yourself to ridicule of your intellectual processes.

    I set aside your attitude to Google searches which I regard as mad (if you want to defame Google you could realistically accuse it of greed) but now you blather on witlessly without even doing the Google search to see what you are criticising. How do I know? Because you write of Google giving the dialog international "prominence" when the opposite is the case. The link is almost buried in the middle of a page of uncritical Ulfkotte boosting sites.
    , @jilles dykstra
    Anyone who understands german can judge Udo Ulfkotte:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm_hWenGJKg
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  67. @Erebus

    ... you don’t even ask which search engine I used...
     
    I didn't ask for your search engine because my "honest, functioning and switched on brain" knows well you don't need a search engine to not do a search.

    I simply Googled “Ulfkotte book” and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page.
     
    Well, I just used 2 alternative search engines and neither found the dialog international page in its first 3 pages of results using that keyword combo.

    Using Google is the equivalent of asking "What do TPTB want me to think about 'X'"? Ergo, it is no surprise that sites slandering Ulfkotte would be given prominence.

    Given that the title and substance of Mr. Roth's article concerns the alarming rise in the use of gratuitous, evidence free claims in public discourse, I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate that you and your sidekick are available to demonstrate in microcosm both how they are introduced, and their subsequent corrosive effects on discourse.

    For that, we are doubtless grateful.

    I had wondered about venting my irritation by calling you a fool. But now I know you are such a fool that you don’t know when you are exposing yourself to ridicule of your intellectual processes.

    I set aside your attitude to Google searches which I regard as mad (if you want to defame Google you could realistically accuse it of greed) but now you blather on witlessly without even doing the Google search to see what you are criticising. How do I know? Because you write of Google giving the dialog international “prominence” when the opposite is the case. The link is almost buried in the middle of a page of uncritical Ulfkotte boosting sites.

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    Rather than regaling us with tales of your irritation and of my slandering Google (as if that's even possible, LOL!), why don't you address the fundamental question pertaining to your slander against Ulfkotte? That is, what about the dialog international "exposé" did you find "compelling"? For clarity, you might want to contrast that to how the "supportive" sites fell short in their attempt to convince.

    While you're at it, you might regale us with what, given the CIA's half century of exhaustively documented infiltration of both foreign and domestic mass media, about Ulfkotte's recorded statements you found unacceptably obvious lies regarding his interaction with them.

    As for a virtually unknown, self-referring, semi-literate slander site appearing anywhere near the first page on a Google search, it is prima facie indicative of taking advantage of a contrived prominence. Corroborating that is the fact that first 2, and now 4 search engines placed the site somewhere after page 3. If 4 of 5 give it Page 3+ and one gives it Page 1, one can conclude that the odd one is placing the site according to an algorithm that includes ulterior considerations.
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  68. @Rurik

    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?
     
    because of what he did

    he told the truth about the treachery and evil behind the mask of 'respectability'

    he outed the Fiend

    he put his life on the line to expose evil and was willing to be killed for it, as it appears he eventually was

    I also call Edward Snowden a hero and a saint, for the same reasons

    if you're willing to put it all on the line, and risk rendition and torture, (as it was obvious a lot of the Fiend's minions wanted to do to Snowden), then you're just made out of much better stuff than I am. In fact I've even compared Snowden to the Christ Himself, because they were both willing to die to expose evil and free people (who were and are generally unworthy) but they did it anyways.

    that's
    why Ulfkotte was a hero and a saint, and now it seems a martyr too, just like the Christ , and both were killed by the same Fiend / Moloch or what ever you want to call it - the moneyed powers who live off the misery and suffering of others. The demon from the depths inside some humans that demand domination of everything and every one, and will torture, kill, commit mass murder and unspeakable atrocities all day long to keep their psychopathic death-grip on the throats of their victims.

    Wow!!!

    But, on recovering, i ask…

    Have you read his books?

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  69. Erebus says:
    @Rurik

    The man was a hero and a saint? How do you know?
     
    because of what he did

    he told the truth about the treachery and evil behind the mask of 'respectability'

    he outed the Fiend

    he put his life on the line to expose evil and was willing to be killed for it, as it appears he eventually was

    I also call Edward Snowden a hero and a saint, for the same reasons

    if you're willing to put it all on the line, and risk rendition and torture, (as it was obvious a lot of the Fiend's minions wanted to do to Snowden), then you're just made out of much better stuff than I am. In fact I've even compared Snowden to the Christ Himself, because they were both willing to die to expose evil and free people (who were and are generally unworthy) but they did it anyways.

    that's
    why Ulfkotte was a hero and a saint, and now it seems a martyr too, just like the Christ , and both were killed by the same Fiend / Moloch or what ever you want to call it - the moneyed powers who live off the misery and suffering of others. The demon from the depths inside some humans that demand domination of everything and every one, and will torture, kill, commit mass murder and unspeakable atrocities all day long to keep their psychopathic death-grip on the throats of their victims.

    … and now it seems a martyr too…

    I think you’re overshooting the mark here. He had a history of heart attacks, and he admitted that his expectation of another contributed to his lack of fear at exposing his experiences.

    Rurik, Ulfkotte is a diversion. Whatever he was, the larger point here is that .gov’s influence on the media has been been growing since Bernays laid out his schema for population control. Despite being exposed on numerous occasions by prominent journalists (EG: Bernstein 1977: http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php. There’s plenty of others.) its growth continued unabated, and success seemed total and the Masters of Discourse’ position unassailable.
    Then, mirabile dictu, a strange thing happened on the way to 1984… a flaw in their perfect and complete control surfaced. Bernays’ schema inadequately accounted for the effects of Cognitive Dissonance should it arise in the population. When it did, the Masters of Discourse were like a fish on the dock. Frantic, last gasps effort to get back to the comfort zone in the form we’re seeing play out. Namely, tsunamis of preposterous, fantastical lies, each more preposterous and fantastical than the previous, being systemically disseminated at an astonishing rate.
    Here we come to the crux of the matter. The Masters of Discourse, either don’t see that the Cognitive Dissonance is rising accordingly, or they have made their calculations and concluded that serial doubling down is a viable strategy – that if the lies can be generated at sufficient pace and intensity, they will swamp the dissonance. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the best they can hope for is a Pyrrhic victory, and if they lose we’re looking at a discontinuity in the history of Western civilization. The coming years will be turbulent, and decisive.

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    ..the Masters of Discourse were like a fish on the dock. Frantic, last gasps effort to get back to the comfort zone in the form we’re seeing play out. Namely, tsunamis of preposterous, fantastical lies, each more preposterous and fantastical than the previous, being systemically disseminated at an astonishing rate.

    ..they have made their calculations and concluded that serial doubling down is a viable strategy – that if the lies can be generated at sufficient pace and intensity, they will swamp the dissonance.
     
    excellent observations Erebus, and an entertaining read!

    I don't know if they killed Ulfkotte or not, but I consider what he did by pointing out how he lied as a professional journalist for the CIA and how all the 'news' about Russia is all lies intended to create strife on behalf of the Zio-regime, was an heroic thing for the man to do.

    And I also believe that they assassinate people all the time. Michael Hastings, Gary Webb, Andrew Breitbart also had a "heart attack".

    but I hope you're right about the anomalies in the matrix, and how that might spell doom for the Fiend. Or at least give it some indigestion.
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  70. RobinG says:
    @Agent76
    You should appreciate this information Annamaria.

    Jun 13, 2017 G. Edward Griffin : 2017 Red Pill Expo & The Truth Movement

    What is "The Truth Movement"? And what are its aims? Indeed, is it even meaningful to speak of "the" Truth Movement at all?

    https://youtu.be/2EtJOr1Q-Ss

    Well, I played that. Only because Cynthia McKinney will speak (via video) at Griffin’s Red Pill Expo, so I wanted to hear what that was about. I admire McKinney and am following her project with Robert David Steele.
    [See #unrig Beyond Trump and Sanders.]

    https://phibetaiota.net/2017/05/lance-schuttler-former-congresswoman-cia-spy-call-for-peaceful-american-revolution/

    Their opening gambit involves election reform that enables small parties (Constitution, Green, etc.). Steele is raising money to bring Cynthia here (she’s in Bangladesh) for a speaking tour this summer.

    Anyway, there was some interesting discussion, and Griffin makes good points about psychology of truth and memes and slogans, but he didn’t convince me with his individualism vs. collectivism argument. There are too many old guys, and some young ones, going around saying that they’ve read the works of the world’s great thinkers and they’ve figured out how to fix things. Sure.

    Meanwhile, there are umpteen of these movements, most of which I’ve never heard of, plus all those folk whose lives revolve around some religion or other. If Griffin succeeds in some cross-pollination it might be useful, but I’m not sure that’s what he’s after.

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    Mark Twain nailed when he said this, "If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." Mark Twain

    Aug 19, 2016 Electoral College and the National Archives

    Every four years the Office of the Federal Register — part of the National Archives and Records Administration — administers the Electoral College. The Office of the Federal Register informs the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia what is required to fulfill their duty under the Constitution to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. This video explains how the Electoral College works and the Office of the Federal Register's role in collecting the documentation Congress needs to count the Electoral College.

    https://youtu.be/caRt0eHA0Pk
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  71. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    I had wondered about venting my irritation by calling you a fool. But now I know you are such a fool that you don't know when you are exposing yourself to ridicule of your intellectual processes.

    I set aside your attitude to Google searches which I regard as mad (if you want to defame Google you could realistically accuse it of greed) but now you blather on witlessly without even doing the Google search to see what you are criticising. How do I know? Because you write of Google giving the dialog international "prominence" when the opposite is the case. The link is almost buried in the middle of a page of uncritical Ulfkotte boosting sites.

    Rather than regaling us with tales of your irritation and of my slandering Google (as if that’s even possible, LOL!), why don’t you address the fundamental question pertaining to your slander against Ulfkotte? That is, what about the dialog international “exposé” did you find “compelling”? For clarity, you might want to contrast that to how the “supportive” sites fell short in their attempt to convince.

    While you’re at it, you might regale us with what, given the CIA’s half century of exhaustively documented infiltration of both foreign and domestic mass media, about Ulfkotte’s recorded statements you found unacceptably obvious lies regarding his interaction with them.

    As for a virtually unknown, self-referring, semi-literate slander site appearing anywhere near the first page on a Google search, it is prima facie indicative of taking advantage of a contrived prominence. Corroborating that is the fact that first 2, and now 4 search engines placed the site somewhere after page 3. If 4 of 5 give it Page 3+ and one gives it Page 1, one can conclude that the odd one is placing the site according to an algorithm that includes ulterior considerations.

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    I'm not going to waste more time on an issue and person that don't interest me much. I don't resile from my impression of him as rather a pathetic character as I have had the chance to observe closely a lot of people in and on the periphery of politics and media and I think I've come across a number of apparently well meaning weak and foolish people of the kind he strikes me as being.. But I don't claim to have enough evidence to form a definite view or judgment. However I don't detect that any of his fans on UR have done what admirers might be expected to do and read his books, or indeed to have done any research at all once they got the impression that he supported their prejudices. I don't need convincing that the CIA has planted stories in the media - or that it is easy because there is much truth in Humbert Wolfe's splendid jibe "You cannot hope to bribe or twist" etc about journalists - though I know from the cases of Quadrant and Encounter that merely subsidising the good guys could be seen by the CIA and its peers as the favoured way of winning the propaganda battle. If someone indicates a serious and informed interest in his work I could be induced to take a closer look but as I wrote that last sentence I saw a plausible scenario.... To wit... As a young right wing journalist (of no great talent or impressive personality) before the Soviet Union collapsed and before the Berlin Wall came down he eagerly used material provided by Western intelligence agencies and, while he wouldn't have got a big direct financial benefit it would have been good for his career such as it was. Then these feeds dried up when the CIA didn't need him in the 90s. (He may not even have been one of the major beneficiaries. Maybe he just heard senior colleagues complain that it wasn't like the good old days when a spook would buy you a 25 year old malt whisky and deliver a bloody good story at the same time). He obviously behaved shamefully but I am not sure when it was now I come to see the possibilities.
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  72. Rurik says:
    @Erebus

    ... and now it seems a martyr too...
     
    I think you're overshooting the mark here. He had a history of heart attacks, and he admitted that his expectation of another contributed to his lack of fear at exposing his experiences.

    Rurik, Ulfkotte is a diversion. Whatever he was, the larger point here is that .gov's influence on the media has been been growing since Bernays laid out his schema for population control. Despite being exposed on numerous occasions by prominent journalists (EG: Bernstein 1977: http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php. There's plenty of others.) its growth continued unabated, and success seemed total and the Masters of Discourse' position unassailable.
    Then, mirabile dictu, a strange thing happened on the way to 1984... a flaw in their perfect and complete control surfaced. Bernays' schema inadequately accounted for the effects of Cognitive Dissonance should it arise in the population. When it did, the Masters of Discourse were like a fish on the dock. Frantic, last gasps effort to get back to the comfort zone in the form we're seeing play out. Namely, tsunamis of preposterous, fantastical lies, each more preposterous and fantastical than the previous, being systemically disseminated at an astonishing rate.
    Here we come to the crux of the matter. The Masters of Discourse, either don't see that the Cognitive Dissonance is rising accordingly, or they have made their calculations and concluded that serial doubling down is a viable strategy - that if the lies can be generated at sufficient pace and intensity, they will swamp the dissonance. It doesn't take a genius to see that the best they can hope for is a Pyrrhic victory, and if they lose we're looking at a discontinuity in the history of Western civilization. The coming years will be turbulent, and decisive.

    ..the Masters of Discourse were like a fish on the dock. Frantic, last gasps effort to get back to the comfort zone in the form we’re seeing play out. Namely, tsunamis of preposterous, fantastical lies, each more preposterous and fantastical than the previous, being systemically disseminated at an astonishing rate.

    ..they have made their calculations and concluded that serial doubling down is a viable strategy – that if the lies can be generated at sufficient pace and intensity, they will swamp the dissonance.

    excellent observations Erebus, and an entertaining read!

    I don’t know if they killed Ulfkotte or not, but I consider what he did by pointing out how he lied as a professional journalist for the CIA and how all the ‘news’ about Russia is all lies intended to create strife on behalf of the Zio-regime, was an heroic thing for the man to do.

    And I also believe that they assassinate people all the time. Michael Hastings, Gary Webb, Andrew Breitbart also had a “heart attack”.

    but I hope you’re right about the anomalies in the matrix, and how that might spell doom for the Fiend. Or at least give it some indigestion.

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  73. @Erebus
    Rather than regaling us with tales of your irritation and of my slandering Google (as if that's even possible, LOL!), why don't you address the fundamental question pertaining to your slander against Ulfkotte? That is, what about the dialog international "exposé" did you find "compelling"? For clarity, you might want to contrast that to how the "supportive" sites fell short in their attempt to convince.

    While you're at it, you might regale us with what, given the CIA's half century of exhaustively documented infiltration of both foreign and domestic mass media, about Ulfkotte's recorded statements you found unacceptably obvious lies regarding his interaction with them.

    As for a virtually unknown, self-referring, semi-literate slander site appearing anywhere near the first page on a Google search, it is prima facie indicative of taking advantage of a contrived prominence. Corroborating that is the fact that first 2, and now 4 search engines placed the site somewhere after page 3. If 4 of 5 give it Page 3+ and one gives it Page 1, one can conclude that the odd one is placing the site according to an algorithm that includes ulterior considerations.

    I’m not going to waste more time on an issue and person that don’t interest me much. I don’t resile from my impression of him as rather a pathetic character as I have had the chance to observe closely a lot of people in and on the periphery of politics and media and I think I’ve come across a number of apparently well meaning weak and foolish people of the kind he strikes me as being.. But I don’t claim to have enough evidence to form a definite view or judgment. However I don’t detect that any of his fans on UR have done what admirers might be expected to do and read his books, or indeed to have done any research at all once they got the impression that he supported their prejudices. I don’t need convincing that the CIA has planted stories in the media – or that it is easy because there is much truth in Humbert Wolfe’s splendid jibe “You cannot hope to bribe or twist” etc about journalists – though I know from the cases of Quadrant and Encounter that merely subsidising the good guys could be seen by the CIA and its peers as the favoured way of winning the propaganda battle. If someone indicates a serious and informed interest in his work I could be induced to take a closer look but as I wrote that last sentence I saw a plausible scenario…. To wit… As a young right wing journalist (of no great talent or impressive personality) before the Soviet Union collapsed and before the Berlin Wall came down he eagerly used material provided by Western intelligence agencies and, while he wouldn’t have got a big direct financial benefit it would have been good for his career such as it was. Then these feeds dried up when the CIA didn’t need him in the 90s. (He may not even have been one of the major beneficiaries. Maybe he just heard senior colleagues complain that it wasn’t like the good old days when a spook would buy you a 25 year old malt whisky and deliver a bloody good story at the same time). He obviously behaved shamefully but I am not sure when it was now I come to see the possibilities.

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    LOL! Did you cut 'n paste that from somewhere?
    If not, you just wasted 400 words worth of not "... wast(ing) more time on an issue and person that don’t interest me much.", all the while avoiding the salient challenge to your slandering him.

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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  74. Agent76 says:
    @RobinG
    Well, I played that. Only because Cynthia McKinney will speak (via video) at Griffin's Red Pill Expo, so I wanted to hear what that was about. I admire McKinney and am following her project with Robert David Steele.
    [See #unrig Beyond Trump and Sanders.]
    https://phibetaiota.net/2017/05/lance-schuttler-former-congresswoman-cia-spy-call-for-peaceful-american-revolution/

    Their opening gambit involves election reform that enables small parties (Constitution, Green, etc.). Steele is raising money to bring Cynthia here (she's in Bangladesh) for a speaking tour this summer.

    Anyway, there was some interesting discussion, and Griffin makes good points about psychology of truth and memes and slogans, but he didn't convince me with his individualism vs. collectivism argument. There are too many old guys, and some young ones, going around saying that they've read the works of the world's great thinkers and they've figured out how to fix things. Sure.

    Meanwhile, there are umpteen of these movements, most of which I've never heard of, plus all those folk whose lives revolve around some religion or other. If Griffin succeeds in some cross-pollination it might be useful, but I'm not sure that's what he's after.

    Mark Twain nailed when he said this, “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” Mark Twain

    Aug 19, 2016 Electoral College and the National Archives

    Every four years the Office of the Federal Register — part of the National Archives and Records Administration — administers the Electoral College. The Office of the Federal Register informs the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia what is required to fulfill their duty under the Constitution to elect the President and Vice President of the United States. This video explains how the Electoral College works and the Office of the Federal Register’s role in collecting the documentation Congress needs to count the Electoral College.

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  75. @Erebus

    ... you don’t even ask which search engine I used...
     
    I didn't ask for your search engine because my "honest, functioning and switched on brain" knows well you don't need a search engine to not do a search.

    I simply Googled “Ulfkotte book” and found the same as Anon presumably found half way down the page.
     
    Well, I just used 2 alternative search engines and neither found the dialog international page in its first 3 pages of results using that keyword combo.

    Using Google is the equivalent of asking "What do TPTB want me to think about 'X'"? Ergo, it is no surprise that sites slandering Ulfkotte would be given prominence.

    Given that the title and substance of Mr. Roth's article concerns the alarming rise in the use of gratuitous, evidence free claims in public discourse, I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate that you and your sidekick are available to demonstrate in microcosm both how they are introduced, and their subsequent corrosive effects on discourse.

    For that, we are doubtless grateful.

    Anyone who understands german can judge Udo Ulfkotte:

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    Have you read his books?
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  76. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    I'm not going to waste more time on an issue and person that don't interest me much. I don't resile from my impression of him as rather a pathetic character as I have had the chance to observe closely a lot of people in and on the periphery of politics and media and I think I've come across a number of apparently well meaning weak and foolish people of the kind he strikes me as being.. But I don't claim to have enough evidence to form a definite view or judgment. However I don't detect that any of his fans on UR have done what admirers might be expected to do and read his books, or indeed to have done any research at all once they got the impression that he supported their prejudices. I don't need convincing that the CIA has planted stories in the media - or that it is easy because there is much truth in Humbert Wolfe's splendid jibe "You cannot hope to bribe or twist" etc about journalists - though I know from the cases of Quadrant and Encounter that merely subsidising the good guys could be seen by the CIA and its peers as the favoured way of winning the propaganda battle. If someone indicates a serious and informed interest in his work I could be induced to take a closer look but as I wrote that last sentence I saw a plausible scenario.... To wit... As a young right wing journalist (of no great talent or impressive personality) before the Soviet Union collapsed and before the Berlin Wall came down he eagerly used material provided by Western intelligence agencies and, while he wouldn't have got a big direct financial benefit it would have been good for his career such as it was. Then these feeds dried up when the CIA didn't need him in the 90s. (He may not even have been one of the major beneficiaries. Maybe he just heard senior colleagues complain that it wasn't like the good old days when a spook would buy you a 25 year old malt whisky and deliver a bloody good story at the same time). He obviously behaved shamefully but I am not sure when it was now I come to see the possibilities.

    LOL! Did you cut ‘n paste that from somewhere?
    If not, you just wasted 400 words worth of not “… wast(ing) more time on an issue and person that don’t interest me much.”, all the while avoiding the salient challenge to your slandering him.

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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    You care. I don't. So if you want sceptics (ordinarily intelligent people) not to sneer when they find a weak foolish admittedly venal possibly penitent sinner being called a hero and saint and martyr or just praised then its up ti you to make a case. As it is you have given less indication than I of knowing anything about him, his works or his critics.

    BTW. I type fast.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Again you are foolishly loose with words as obviously I didn't cut and paste my speculations from the words "plahsible scenario" and you are left without an answer to my plausible scenarios. I wondered if someone with just a little real knowledge would come back and say "But he wasn't a journalist in the 80s so I tossed in too the possiblity that this fabulist got his CIA stuff from others. If you had actually, being a fan, had read his books you might know about his career - which would include of course a realistic knowledge of his lack of importance on the Frankfurter Allgemeine many years ago..
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  77. @Erebus
    LOL! Did you cut 'n paste that from somewhere?
    If not, you just wasted 400 words worth of not "... wast(ing) more time on an issue and person that don’t interest me much.", all the while avoiding the salient challenge to your slandering him.

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

    You care. I don’t. So if you want sceptics (ordinarily intelligent people) not to sneer when they find a weak foolish admittedly venal possibly penitent sinner being called a hero and saint and martyr or just praised then its up ti you to make a case. As it is you have given less indication than I of knowing anything about him, his works or his critics.

    BTW. I type fast.

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    You certainly do type fast. Although were you to correct the errors you'd probably be neck and neck with a one fingered dyslexic leper typing on an old Underwood. Were you to correct the grammar too you'd be lagging behind a stonemason. Never mind, quantity over quality appears to be your credo.

    Cheers
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  78. @jilles dykstra
    Anyone who understands german can judge Udo Ulfkotte:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm_hWenGJKg

    Have you read his books?

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  79. @Erebus
    LOL! Did you cut 'n paste that from somewhere?
    If not, you just wasted 400 words worth of not "... wast(ing) more time on an issue and person that don’t interest me much.", all the while avoiding the salient challenge to your slandering him.

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

    Again you are foolishly loose with words as obviously I didn’t cut and paste my speculations from the words “plahsible scenario” and you are left without an answer to my plausible scenarios. I wondered if someone with just a little real knowledge would come back and say “But he wasn’t a journalist in the 80s so I tossed in too the possiblity that this fabulist got his CIA stuff from others. If you had actually, being a fan, had read his books you might know about his career – which would include of course a realistic knowledge of his lack of importance on the Frankfurter Allgemeine many years ago..

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    You're not getting it Wiz, so I'll simplify.
    I'm no "fan" of Ulfkotte and I find him less interesting than you do. I have not, and probably will never read any of his books. All of that is quite immaterial to the salient point, no matter how much you'd like to use it to deflect from it.

    As the salient point has escaped you, I'll be specific. Roth's article concerns the proliferation of "evidence-free claims" (check, it's in the title) and the damage they're effecting on America's national discourse and body politic. Observant types note that it's not only America's problem, but the entire Western world's.

    You're apparently oblivious to the irony of slandering Ulfkotte by referencing an evidence-free hack job in the commentary to Roth's article. That you called that hack job a "compelling exposé", suggests rather strongly that your intent here is to promote the very trend Roth's article is decrying.

    You've written some 1700 words in the commentary above, almost all of them in the effort to deflect from the fact that you were called on your evidence-free slander. "Foolishly loose" aren't the words I would use to describe all your often-less-than-coherent scribbling, but words like "deceptive", "disingenuous", "dishonest", "dissembling", etc come inevitably to mind.

    You're not fooling anyone anymore Wiz. Toto's pulled your knickers down.
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  80. Erebus says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Again you are foolishly loose with words as obviously I didn't cut and paste my speculations from the words "plahsible scenario" and you are left without an answer to my plausible scenarios. I wondered if someone with just a little real knowledge would come back and say "But he wasn't a journalist in the 80s so I tossed in too the possiblity that this fabulist got his CIA stuff from others. If you had actually, being a fan, had read his books you might know about his career - which would include of course a realistic knowledge of his lack of importance on the Frankfurter Allgemeine many years ago..

    You’re not getting it Wiz, so I’ll simplify.
    I’m no “fan” of Ulfkotte and I find him less interesting than you do. I have not, and probably will never read any of his books. All of that is quite immaterial to the salient point, no matter how much you’d like to use it to deflect from it.

    As the salient point has escaped you, I’ll be specific. Roth’s article concerns the proliferation of “evidence-free claims” (check, it’s in the title) and the damage they’re effecting on America’s national discourse and body politic. Observant types note that it’s not only America’s problem, but the entire Western world’s.

    You’re apparently oblivious to the irony of slandering Ulfkotte by referencing an evidence-free hack job in the commentary to Roth’s article. That you called that hack job a “compelling exposé”, suggests rather strongly that your intent here is to promote the very trend Roth’s article is decrying.

    You’ve written some 1700 words in the commentary above, almost all of them in the effort to deflect from the fact that you were called on your evidence-free slander. “Foolishly loose” aren’t the words I would use to describe all your often-less-than-coherent scribbling, but words like “deceptive”, “disingenuous”, “dishonest”, “dissembling”, etc come inevitably to mind.

    You’re not fooling anyone anymore Wiz. Toto’s pulled your knickers down.

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    Let' me try a simple test. Which do you regard as more important: my possibly lacking proof beyond reasonable doubt of the adverse view I had taken of Ulfkotte on viewing and listening to him and noting the Google inflated beat up of his journalistic standing (100 per cent contrary to your misapplication of your prejudices about Google) OR the reliability of Ulfkotte as source on important issues?

    The only rational and reasonable answer is not in doubt. But I look in vain for a serious attempt to confer the status of credible source or commentator on Ulfkotte. Over to you. You haven't even begun, after all your nitpicking words (not even picking nits very well) , to make a case on an issue of substance.

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    @Erebus

    I can’t make up for your deficiencies but Anon has above #35.
     
    I can't believe what I'm reading Wiz. Are you saying that you can't repeat the keywords you used in the "simple online search" that revealed those "compelling exposés "? Have you "simply" forgotten them? Or is it that the dialog international article "Anon" referenced was the "compelling" apex of an (extraordinarily?) "simple" search? Frankly, one has difficulty avoiding the conclusion that you never did any "simple search" that turned up anything remotely "compelling".

    If you can't make up for my deficiencies, those in that article should present a vastly "simpler" challenge.
    That almost all the references in it refer back to articles by the same, or another similarly feverish, author on the dialog international site is telling, no? To be sure, he references outside sites like somebody called digital journal (who I wasn't able to reach reliably) but the glance I had at it indicated it was of the same calibre.
    This wasn't lost on the article's commenters. Also illustrative is that whenever a commenter points out that the article's a circle jerk totally bereft of any corroborating evidence, the (presumed) author simply repeats his slanders in rebuttal, occasionally augmented by the hurling of a few half-witted insults.

    From all that, a working hypothesis inevitably presents itself. Namely, that you and/or "Anon" are the author(s) of the article.

    Be that as it may, your pseudonymic handle is well chosen, Wiz. You're a fraud.

    He’s either a crank or he’s working for deep state.

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    Agree
    , @Erebus
    Actually, I think he's crank working for the deep state.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    And what do you think of Ulfkotte and why?
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  82. @Wizard of Oz
    You care. I don't. So if you want sceptics (ordinarily intelligent people) not to sneer when they find a weak foolish admittedly venal possibly penitent sinner being called a hero and saint and martyr or just praised then its up ti you to make a case. As it is you have given less indication than I of knowing anything about him, his works or his critics.

    BTW. I type fast.

    You certainly do type fast. Although were you to correct the errors you’d probably be neck and neck with a one fingered dyslexic leper typing on an old Underwood. Were you to correct the grammar too you’d be lagging behind a stonemason. Never mind, quantity over quality appears to be your credo.

    Cheers

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  83. annamaria says:
    @SethF1968
    He's either a crank or he's working for deep state.

    Agree

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  84. Erebus says:
    @SethF1968
    He's either a crank or he's working for deep state.

    Actually, I think he’s crank working for the deep state.

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    You're getting silly again. "Lightweight" mightn't convey the full flavour of your foolishness but it points to your failure to deal with matters of substance.
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  85. @Erebus
    You're not getting it Wiz, so I'll simplify.
    I'm no "fan" of Ulfkotte and I find him less interesting than you do. I have not, and probably will never read any of his books. All of that is quite immaterial to the salient point, no matter how much you'd like to use it to deflect from it.

    As the salient point has escaped you, I'll be specific. Roth's article concerns the proliferation of "evidence-free claims" (check, it's in the title) and the damage they're effecting on America's national discourse and body politic. Observant types note that it's not only America's problem, but the entire Western world's.

    You're apparently oblivious to the irony of slandering Ulfkotte by referencing an evidence-free hack job in the commentary to Roth's article. That you called that hack job a "compelling exposé", suggests rather strongly that your intent here is to promote the very trend Roth's article is decrying.

    You've written some 1700 words in the commentary above, almost all of them in the effort to deflect from the fact that you were called on your evidence-free slander. "Foolishly loose" aren't the words I would use to describe all your often-less-than-coherent scribbling, but words like "deceptive", "disingenuous", "dishonest", "dissembling", etc come inevitably to mind.

    You're not fooling anyone anymore Wiz. Toto's pulled your knickers down.

    Let’ me try a simple test. Which do you regard as more important: my possibly lacking proof beyond reasonable doubt of the adverse view I had taken of Ulfkotte on viewing and listening to him and noting the Google inflated beat up of his journalistic standing (100 per cent contrary to your misapplication of your prejudices about Google) OR the reliability of Ulfkotte as source on important issues?

    The only rational and reasonable answer is not in doubt. But I look in vain for a serious attempt to confer the status of credible source or commentator on Ulfkotte. Over to you. You haven’t even begun, after all your nitpicking words (not even picking nits very well) , to make a case on an issue of substance.

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  86. @SethF1968
    He's either a crank or he's working for deep state.

    And what do you think of Ulfkotte and why?

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  87. @Erebus
    Actually, I think he's crank working for the deep state.

    You’re getting silly again. “Lightweight” mightn’t convey the full flavour of your foolishness but it points to your failure to deal with matters of substance.

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  88. kbro says:

    article i wrote : RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU THINK WE SHOULD GO TO WAR WITH RUSSIA

    https://www.opednews.com/articles/Raise-Your-Hand-If-You-Th-by-keith-brooks-Anti-war_Confrontation_Demonization_Government-170614-228.html

    From the front page on 6/11/17 the New York Times ramps up anti-Russia propaganda campaign under the headline: “TRUMP-COMEY FEUD ECLIPSES A WARNING ON RUSSIA: ‘THEY WILL BE BACK’”

    It is widely recognized that the New York Times was a major force propagandizing the American public to support the U.S. Iraq invasion based on the lies that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a nuclear weapons program, collaborated with Al Qaeda on 911 and a slew of other fabrications. This front page article linked below in the June 11 2017 Sunday Times, along with a full page inside “ad” on page 9 proclaiming “The Russians Are Here” ostensibly to promote a network TV series (coincidental I’m sure) signals a major escalation in the on-going anti-Russia propaganda campaign. And that same “ad” ran as a banner running atop online Washington Post articles on June 12.

    The co-author of the New York Times (NYT) piece David Sanger is a neo-con who cheer-led the Bush-Cheney war on Iraq and is on record as an ardent proponent of war with Iran. Is there any doubt that Sanger is one of the CIA assets at major mainstream media outlets that then-CIA head William Colby acknowledged to exist? Where is this whipped up, frenzied demonization of Russia and Putin taking us? The same place the Iraq WMD’s campaign of lies did. It’s the manufacture of consent–American public opinion is being shaped to support military confrontation with Russia.

    And as has been the play book for other U.S. aggressions against out of favor leaders, from Panama’s Manuel Noriega to Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Gaddafi, Putin is the current “crafty, cunning Mr. Evil” being held up for public hatred. Based on the history, the U.S. no doubt is looking into the imperialist tool box for their long proven methods of overthrowing governments to see what fits to take down Putin; from fomenting widespread disorder in Russia to possible coup attempts, soft or otherwise. And just so there’s no mistake, I’m not saying any of the above rulers were good guys. Just that the U.S. has no right or business in interfering and overthrowing governments around the world. You know, like what Russia is being accused of with no evidence–while the U.S. record is there for all to see of overthrowing or attempting to overthrow more than 50 governments since 1945.

    [MORE]

    The main obstacle to all this at this point is the clear split between the heavy gun bipartisan military/industrial/finance capital/ corporate media consensus to go after Russia, and Trump’s proclaimed call for rapprochement with Russia. As Julian Assange put it upon Trump’s missile attack on Syria and dropping the MOAB (mother of all bombs) on Afghanistan, it only took about 75 days for the deep state to “digest” Trump forcing him to at least make militarist gestures in that direction. Certainly Trump is no force for peace, and just might escalate military action against Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela or some other easier target to show how in the words of much of the mainstream media, that he knows how to “act presidential”, meaning bombing countries that are no threat to the U.S. But articles like the NY Times’ and elsewhere just pave the way for an outraged public reaction if or when a U.S. jet is shot down by Russian air defense over Syria or U.S. ground forces that have invaded Syria suffer casualties–or the tens of thousands of U.S. led NATO troops on Russia’s borders clash in a shooting war.

    Here’s some of the choice quotes from the Times piece, and my comments in C APPED ITALICS:

    “Russia disrupted American democracy last year and how to prevent it from happening again. Russian hackers did not just breach Democratic email accounts; according to Mr. Comey, they orchestrated a “massive effort” targeting hundreds of — and possibly more than 1,000 — American government and private organizations since 2015.”
    HOW ABOUT SOME CONCRETE EVIDENCE ON THIS?

    “It’s important for us in the West to understand that we’re facing an adversary who wishes for his own reasons to do us harm,” said Daniel Fried, a career diplomat who oversaw sanctions imposed on Russia before retiring this year. “Whatever the domestic politics of this, Comey was spot-on right that Russia is coming after us, but not just the U.S., but the free world in general. And we need to take this seriously.”
    THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!

    “Mr. Comey’s special agents failed to react aggressively to evidence of the breach of the Democratic National Committee, spending nine months exchanging phone calls and vague warnings with young information-technology specialists at the committee while Russian intelligence agencies cleaned out the organization’s emails. Only when emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign began showing up on WikiLeaks and other sites did the bureau recognize the scope of the operation.”
    SO WHY DID THE DNC REFUSE FBI REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO THEIR COMPUTERS?

    “Heather A. Conley, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an author of “The Kremlin Playbook,” said Thursday. “It’s a strategy of influence, not of brute force. The strategy’s central concept, she said, refined in attacks on Eastern European countries, is that it is better to collapse a country from within.”
    IN OTHER WORDS, AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT!

    “Graham Allison, a longtime Russia scholar at Harvard, said, “Russia’s cyber intrusion into the recent presidential election signals the beginning of what is almost sure to be an intensified cyberwar in which both they — and we — seek to participate in picking the leaders of an adversary.” The difference, he added, is that American elections are generally fair, so “we are much more vulnerable to such manipulation than is Russia,” where results are often preordained.”
    A LAUGHABLE ASSERTION

    “There should be no fuzz on this whatsoever,” Mr. Comey said. “The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle… And it was an active-measures campaign driven from the top of that government. There is no fuzz on that.”
    EVIDENCE PLEASE?

    “What we didn’t talk enough about was the purpose we were there, about Russia’s involvement and Russia’s intent, how doggedly that they tried everything humanly possible and they will continue to keep trying and hitting on us to change how we do business in America, how we elect our officials, the confidence we have in our government,” Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, said Friday on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.”

    “But few doubt that the Russians have concluded that their attack on the American system was successful beyond their dreams — they started a scandal that has consumed the American political process. “They can win two ways,” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat … said Thursday. “They can do it” trying to influence votes, “or they can get caught doing it,” and undercut confidence in the American electoral system.”
    INCREDIBLE–THE RUSSIANS STARTED THE SCANDAL–NOT THE DEMS & THE MEDIA!

    Raise your hand if you think we should go to war with Russia? I didn’t think so.

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