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The “Russia hacking” flap has nothing to do with Russia and nothing to do with hacking. The story is basically a DNC invention that was concocted to mitigate the political fallout from the nearly 50,000 emails that WikiLeaks planned to publish on July 22, 2016, just 3 days before the Democratic National Convention. That’s what this is really all about. Russia didn’t hack anything, it’s a big diversion that was conjured up on-the-fly to keep Hillary’s bandwagon from going down in flames.

Put yourself in Hillary’s shoes for a minute. She knew the deluge was coming and she knew it was going to be bad. (According to Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, DNC contractor Crowdstrike claimed to find evidence of Russian malware on DNC servers just three days after WikiLeaks announced that it was about “about to publish “emails related to Hillary Clinton.” Clearly, that was no coincidence. The plan to blame Russia was already underway.) Hillary knew that the emails were going to expose the DNC’s efforts to rig the primaries and torpedo Bernie Sanders campaign, and she knew that the media was going to have a field-day dissecting the private communications word by word on cable news or splashing them across the headlines for weeks on end. It was going to be excruciating. She knew that, they all knew that.

And how would her supporters react when they discovered that their party leaders and presidential candidate were actively involved in sabotaging the democratic process and subverting the primaries? That wasn’t going to go over well with voters in Poughkeepsie, now was it? Maybe she’d see her public approval ratings slip even more. Maybe she’d nosedive in the polls or lose the election outright, she didn’t know. No one knew. All they knew was that she was in trouble. Big trouble.

So she reacted exactly the way you’d expect Hillary to react, she hit the panic button. In fact, they all freaked out, everyone of them including Podesta and the rest of the DNC honchoes. Once they figured that their presidential bid could go up in smoke, they decided to act preemptively, pull out all the stops and “Go Big”.

That’s where Russia comes into the picture. The DNC brass (with help from allies at the CIA) decided to conjure up a story so fantastic that, well, it had to be true, after all, that’s what the 17 intel agencies said, right? And so did the elite media including the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN. They can’t all be wrong, can they? Sure, they goofed-up on Saddam’s WMDs, and Iran’s imaginary nukes program, and Assad’s fictional chemical weapons attack, but, hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? And, besides, have I told you how evil Putin is lately and how much he reminds me of Adolph Hitler? (sarcasm)

In any event, they settled on Russia mainly because Russia had rolled back Washington’s imperial project in both Ukraine and Syria, so the media was already in full demonetization-mode and raring to go. All the DNC needed to do was utter the words “Russia meddling” and they’d be off to the races.

Does any of this sound even remotely believable? Former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern seems to think so, because he expounded a very similar scenario about a month ago in an interview on You Tube. Check it out:

Ray McGovern– “What did Hillary do? …Hillary gathered her war council together and one fellow says, “I know what we can do. We’ll blame it on the Russians.”

And someone else says, “But it wasn’t the Russians it was WikiLeaks.”

(Guy number 1 says)”Well, that’s a twofer. We hate them both equally , so we’ll say WikiLeaks is working with the Russians.”

(Ray McGovern) That was two days before the convention.

And someone else says, “What would the rationale be?”

(Guy number 2 says) “C’mon, the Russians clearly want Trump to win.”

(Number 1) “But what about the major media?”

(Number 2) “Well, the major media really want Hillary to win, so if we get the major media on board, well, we really got it wired.”

(Ray McGovern again) “And if you watch the coverage since the WikiLeaks leak, two days before the convention, the media content was not ‘how did Hillary steal the election’ but ‘How did the Russians do it?”’

(“Ray McGovern: The Deep State Assault on Elected Government Must Be Stopped“)

He’s right, isn’t he? Hillary and Co. pulled off the whole ruse without a hitch. The media focused on the “Russia meddling” angle, and the calculating Ms. Clinton slipped away with nary a scratch. It’s amazing!

But there was one glitch to the ‘Blame Russia’ scheme. There was no hard evidence of Russian involvement. And, now, 10 months into multiple investigations of Russian hacking, there’s still no evidence. How can that be?

Well, for one thing, the FBI was never given access to the DNC computers.

Let me repeat that: In the biggest and most politically-explosive investigation in more than a decade, an investigation that has obvious national security implications– alleged cyber-espionage by a hostile foreign power, alleged collusion by high-ranking officials in the current administration, alleged treason or collusion on part of the Chief Executive, and the possible impeachment of a sitting president– the FBI has not yet secured or examined the servers that may or may not provide compelling forensic evidence of cyber-intrusion by Russia.

Why? Why would the FBI accept the analysis of some flunky organization that no one has ever heard of before (Crowdstrike) rather than use all the tools at their disposal to thoroughly investigate whether or not the hacking actually took place or not? Isn’t that their job?

Yer damn right it is. The reason the FBI never insisted on examining the DNC servers, is because they knew the story was baloney from the get go. Otherwise they would have kicked down the doors at the DNC, seized the computers through brute force, and arrested anyone who tried to stop them. Those computers are Exhibit A in the Trial of the Century. They should be under lock and key at FBI Headquarters not collecting cobwebs in the basement of the DNC-HQ. The fact that the servers have not been seized and examined just proves what a joke this whole Russia-deal really is.

You see, when a law enforcement agency like the FBI fails so conspicuously in carrying out its duties, you have to assume that other factors are involved, mainly politics. It’s all politics, right? There is no rational explanation for the FBI’s behavior other than it is following a political script that coincides with the agenda and ambitions of the DNC and other power players behind the scenes. Investigative journalist Gareth Porter summed it up perfectly in a brilliant article titled Foisting Blame for Cyber-Hacking on Russia. He said:

“…the history of the US government’s claim that Russian intelligence hacked into election databases reveals it to be a clear case of politically motivated analysis by the DHS and the Intelligence Community. Not only was the claim based on nothing more than inherently inconclusive technical indicators but no credible motive for Russian intelligence wanting personal information on registered voters was ever suggested.” (“Foisting Blame for Cyber-Hacking on Russia“,

Right on, Porter. Facts don’t matter in the Russia hacking case. They never have. The whole approach from Day 1 has been to drown the public with innuendo and baseless accusations, while the MSM Carnie barkers pretend that “Russia meddling” is already settled science and that only “Putin puppets” would ever doubt the veracity of the media’s loony claims. Got that?

But facts do matter and so does evidence. And on that score we’re in luck because McGovern’s group, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), released a blockbuster report last week that produced the first hard evidence that Russia most certainly DID NOT hack the DNC servers. It was a DNC insider. Here’s an excerpt from the VIPS article titled “Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job?”

“Independent cyber-investigators have now …come up with verifiable evidence from metadata found in the record of the alleged Russian hack. They found that the purported “hack” of the DNC …was not a hack…(but) originated with a copy …by an insider. The data was leaked after being doctored with a cut-and-paste job to implicate Russia….

Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying and doctoring were performed on the East coast of the U.S.” (“Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job?“, CounterPunch)

Capisce? There was no hack. Someone working inside the DNC (a disgruntled employee?) –who had access to the computers, and who worked on the East Coast– copied the data onto a storage device and transferred it to WikiLeaks. That’s what you call a “leak” not a “hack”. There was no hack. Russia was not involved. The official narrative is bullshit. End of story.

Naturally, the MSM has completely ignored the VIPS report just as they ignored Sy Hersh’s brilliant article that proved that Assad DID NOT launch a chemical weapons attack in Syria. That bit of information has been locked out of the MSM coverage altogether as it doesn’t jibe with Washington’s “Assad must go” policy. So too, McGovern’s “verifiable forensic evidence” that the Russians did not hack the DNC servers will likely be consigned to the memory hole like every other inconvenient factoid that doesn’t fit with Washington’s foreign policy objectives.

The fact that the FBI has not seized the DNC computers is just one of many glaring omissions in this farcical investigation, but there are others too. Like this: Did you know that there are two eyewitnesses in the case that have not yet been questioned? That’s right, there are two people who claim to know the identity of the person who gave the stolen emails to WikiLeaks; Julian Assange and Craig Murray.

Murray, who is the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan and a human rights activist, claims he met the person who took the emails from the DNC in a wooded area in Washington DC last year. In other words, Murray can settle this matter once and for all and put an end to this year-long witch-hunt that has consumed the media and Capital Hill, prevented the Congress from conducting the people’s business, and increased the probability of a conflagration with nuclear-armed Russia.

But here’s the problem: The FBI has never interviewed Murray or made any effort to interview him. It’s like he doesn’t exist. In other words, we have a credible witness who can positively identify the person who leaked the emails, gave them to WikiLeaks and set off a political firestorm that has engulfed the Capital and the country for the last year, and the FBI hasn’t interviewed him?

Will someone explain that to me, please?

That’s why I remain convinced that the Russia hacking story is pure, unalloyed bunkum. There’s not a word of truth to any of it.

MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at [email protected].

(Republished from Counterpunch by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    It’s about as sophisticated as the dog ate my homework. The fact that so many people believe it demonstrates the gross stupidity of the American people.

  2. Two points of speculation: could Seth Richards, who was assassinated, be Murray? The seizure of Wassermans computer obviously caused her much consternation. Now the FBI may have the material that the DNC had denied the FBI?

    • Replies: @RobinG
  3. This is one of the best articles I’ve seen and provides a plausible rationale for the entire story. The propaganda success of this farcical story reveals how repulsive and dangerous the yankee imperium has become. I don’t see how it can now be reformed from within.

  4. Those computers are Exhibit A in the Trial of the Century. They should be under lock and key at FBI Headquarters not collecting cobwebs in the basement of the DNC-HQ.

    Meanwhile, an entirely different computer — the one that belonged to Seth Rich — was confiscated by the police from his home immediately after his murder, which was supposedly the result of a ‘botched mugging’.

    But that’s another MSM non-story.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  5. It has been more than a year and we still haven’t seen an ounce of proof. The WaPo, NYT and CNN have all had to make major retractions of stories related to Russia. Doesn’t take much to put it all together.

    The thing is, goodthinkers are extremely prejudiced and bigoted people, and two of the three groups they particularly love to hate are the Russians and the rednecks. And so they’ll believe that “Russia tricked the rednecks to elect Trump” no matter what.

  6. RobinG says:
    @Boris M Garsky

    Absolutely NO, and NO !!

    Seth Rich and Craig Murray have always been 2 separate people. Craig is alive and well, recently interviewed in London.

    (BTW, Craig never** said he met Seth.) **anyone have evidence to refute that?

    PS Sept. approaches: anniversary of the event from which Craig departed to meet intermediary of DNC leaker. Will shadows outnumber attendees? lol

    • Replies: @Off The Street
  7. @RobinG

    Craig Murray should wear a live stream body cam and have video monitors wherever he goes. Even that could be circumvented by the determined Arkancide teams.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  8. It’s entirely possible that Russia interfered in the last election both on Hillary’s side and Trump’s side and that Hillary sought to blame Russia for her failure.

    It’s also possible that Russia was funding the environmentalist, anti-fracking and anti-oil lunatic fringe in America. After all, I am sure the CIA has been finding the lunatic fringe in Russia.

    • Replies: @Wally
  9. RobinG says:
    @Off The Street

    If Craig Murray is in any danger, it’s because of sloppy reporting, like this from Mike Whitney:

    “Murray….. claims he met the person who took the emails from the DNC…”

    No, he does not. Murray said that he met an intermediary, not the actual leaker. Murray said that he knows it was a leak, but he doesn’t know the identity of the leaker. And he wasn’t given a thumb drive or anything else. He says that the [handoff?] had already taken place. Murray’s meeting with the intermediary was just to discuss something. So, a verbal exchange.

    Unfortunately, even Ray McGovern has perpetuated these fallacies, perhaps because he’s so enthralled with his own story about being with Murray just before the secret meeting in the woods. Yes, Murray slipped away from a gathering at A.U., but he didn’t meet Seth Rich, and he didn’t convey anything tangible to Julian Assange.

    “In other words, we have a credible witness who can positively identify the person who leaked the emails…”

    Again, no, but maybe I should give up. I’m tired of saying this, and I seem to be the only one who’s so particular about the truth.

  10. Amomynous says:

    “Not a word of truth to any of it,” yet it may well serve as the pretext to a war that ends civilisation. Glad we’ll all be dying for the right cause.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  11. Kiza says:

    “Russia meddling” is already settled science

    Now where have I heard that phrase before? Is there a propensity by some people to consume propaganda as “settled science”? Anyone with even a single firing brain cell should know that when someone says “it is settled science” that it is a pure lie.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  12. @RobinG

    Do you have a source on that? AFAIK Murry claimed to have verified the identity of the leaker.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @RobinG
  13. @Anon

    The folks that matter don’t believe it. It’s a question of pensions and your very life. Make trouble for them as an FBI underling, step out of line, the best thing that could happen is you get fired and lose your pension. The worst? Join Seth Rich. Think of it. Hundreds of agents that spent five years of their lives collecting evidence and building a case against Hillary, Bill, Huma, DNC, Anthony Weiner the Iniitiative, the Clinton Foundation, pay-for-play bribes, the espionage and it all got swept under the rug as a “matter” instead of the criminal case that it was. Hundreds of agents and double A’s at justice told to go stuff it by Comey, then Lynch, then Comey again. The shit with the hacking? THAT, to me is nothing. It’s the criminal case already built and ready to hand over to a Grand Jury that gets to me. Screw these special prosecutors, they’ll only twist it all up. Then, Lynch and Clinton on the tarmac and Comey back home squashed the whole thing. Sessions has probably had threats made against his children and grand children, Trump too. And the bad guys would make it stick. This is Little Rock writ large.

    We know it happened, and there’s the media, covering them. We’re doomed. It’s not our country anymore. Justice is dead. Trump digs too much into it, they’ll put a bullet in his head. Sessions knows how it works, that’s why he “recused” himself. Seriously, what’s to force their hand and give us satisfaction? Nothing. And off go the Clintons with all their ill-gotten gains, into the warm narcotic American night, untouched. Again. It’s so simple. Hand the entire thing over to Grand Jury, one to each participant in the scandal and we’d have the truth. Never happen.

  14. @Seamus Padraig

    There’s a Deep Throat, you just have to find it. Follow the money? Start at the top, the Clinton Foundation? Go to it, Woodward and Bernstein. Crime of the century. They only played Hit Man on Republicans. They weren’t journalists, they were operatives.

  15. @Kiza

    settled science

    I love buzzwords when they appear in Washington. Kind of similar to the notion of “Hillary, Huma and the DNC are ‘BAKED IN’ to the entire storyline. But the press and media aren’t scientists and they aren’t bakers. They’re operatives. They own it, they’ll cover what they want.

  16. there is a another much more tragic point in all this fraud and deception..

    the democrats/media allies/hillary and all the scum around her were/are and continue to be willing to precipitate an american civil war and burn down the nation to save their own rotting chestnuts from the public discovering the truth.

    this is actual treason and a hanging offense as you can get.

  17. Did Hillary Scapegoat Russia to Save Her Campaign?

    Hell yes. And once Trump won, Hillary and her gang became even more insistent, because they realized that unless they could find a way to immobilize the Trump administration, the jig would eventually be up.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  18. RobinG says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    Do you have a source for “AFAIK Murray claimed to have verified…” ? And I mean a statement by Murray himself, not anybody (mis)quoting him. Because at the time, I read everything I could find and listened to his interviews. (Since I was at that AU meeting, and live near those woods, and detest Hillary/DNC, I had an almost obsessive interest.) No, I didn’t bookmark it all, and I’m not going back now.

    Murray said a lot of things. For instance, when he said he was honoring the WikiLeaks policy of not revealing sources, there may be an implication, but he never actually said he knew the identity of the primary source (the guy who plugged in the thumbdrive, or whatever). In fact, he pointedly said that he met an intermediary. What Murray said clearly was that he knew it was a leak from someone within the DNC.

    As Sy Hersh says, you’re just gonna have to trust me. BTW, Hersh is now, of course, being minimalized and marginalized. Silly me, I thought his statement would blow “Russian hack” out of the water and make the Craig Murray question irrelevant. Too bad, after his debunking of Libyan ratlines and Syrian false chemical flags, TPTB have consigned him to quackdom. But I take him very, very seriously.
    AUDIO: Seymour Hersh Claims Seth Rich Was DNC Email Leaker

    • Replies: @Kiza
    , @Seamus Padraig
  19. Kiza says:

    Does it make any difference what the cause was after we die?

  20. Kiza says:

    The only question about Seymour Hersh is how much of his intelligence (CIA) connections he managed to retained after his Osama expose. Before Sy appeared to have better connections than Philip Giraldi who worked there.

    If he managed to retain connections then his writing is still as reliable as when he was a journalistic star in some US times past when journalism was not transcribing of government/neocon communiques.

    Here is Eric Zuesse on the same:

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @utu
  21. RobinG says:

    The Zero Hedge is mostly the transcript. Zuesse, in his one short paragraph, manages to step over the line, conflating what Hersh knows with what he suspects. Too much of that going around.

    BTW, at this very moment Lee Stranhan is single-handedly instigating a Twitter campaign to #FireMcMaster. I don’t know enough about palace intrigue to comment, but Lee has made serious waves in DC, [with documented facts, not conjecture] about the DNC/Ukraine anti-Trump collusion, so I keep an eye on him.

  22. A lot of words on a in my opinion simple issue.
    Hillary was the Deep State candidate, meant to wage the war on Russia that PNAC of AEI wanted.
    Of course she painted as black a picture of Russia as possible.
    If Russia interfered in the USA elections, I do not know.
    But as far as I can see this interference, if it existed, meant very little.
    No comparison to USA interferences such as in Iran, Iraq, Chile, Cuba, etc.
    The Deep State mistake in my opinion is not to see that ordinary USA citizens do not see why the USA should continue to spend huge amounts on wars, while for example USA health care is lacking.
    Silent majorities do exist, as we now see in Europe on immigration.

  23. utu says:

    The only question about Seymour Hersh is how much of his intelligence (CIA) connections he managed to retained after his Osama expose.

    I was very impressed with Hersh article from January 2016

    on shenanigans going on between DIA and CIA in Syria and how DIA was sabotaging CIA weapons supply to insurgents to gain confidence of Assad and how DIA kept open channels to Syria via Moscow, Berlin and Tel Aviv all under gen. Dempsey.

    It all began to make sense to me when I was trying to figure out Trump-Pentagon connection and what faction was really behind Trump from the very beginning of his campaign and I knew about Gen. Flynn and his tenure as chief of DIA and then his speeches critical of Obama ME policy, so when I learned that Flynn was on Trump’s team everything clicked together. Too bad that Trump lost him.

    However I also believe that there was Russian connection to Trump form the very beginning but it won’t be touched because it went via Netanyahu.

  24. Dahlia says:

    Interview transcription (and audio link) I did of Craig Murray’s interview with Scott Horton where he clarifies a lot of earlier misreporting on what exactly he did and what he knows with regards to Seth Rich as well as the DNC and Podesta emails (transcription not pretty, improvements/corrections welcome):

    World Net Daily put out an article tonight about the Sy Hersh revelations and added to it the words of former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz from back in May that might be worth reading: discusses the alarm bells that went off for him that Brennan rigged the Intelligence Community Assessment’ (ICA) that found Russia deliberately interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump’s candidacy.

  25. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    so the media was already in full demonetization-mode and raring to go.


  26. @RobinG

    [Murray] pointedly said that he met an intermediary. What Murray said clearly was that he knew it was a leak from someone within the DNC.

    That’s good enough for me.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  27. Hillary Clinton, a violent psychopathic hairy old farting bulldyke…..Bill Clinton,a violent psychopathic serial rapist…..John Podesta, a collector of satanic pedophile art work and a dead ringer along with his brother for one of the perps in the police drawing who raped and murdered a 7 year English Girl in Portugal…..these are the three Demons from fucking Hell!!!! instigating thermonuclear war with Christian Russia.

    The power of the Clinton Organized Crime Family would not have been possible if the 1965 nonwhite LEGAL Immigrant Increase Act had not been passed….for post-1965 nonwhite LEGAL Immigtants are the core of the Clinton Democratic Party Voting Bloc.

    In 2020, POTUS Kamala Harris our first Hindu-Jamaican POTUS, will take the baton from the Clinton’s-whether or not Hillary likes it or not-and wage war against Christian Russia……

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  28. eah says:

    If she did she failed miserably to ‘save her campaign’ — move on dork.

  29. Noah Way says:

    Bad headline. It was too late to save the campaign, the intention was multifaceted: benefit the Deep State / MIC (because that’s who Hillary really works for) and lay the groundwork for a coup, which we are watching unfold.

    • Replies: @pepperinmono
  30. Well, it had to be the Russians, because the Chicoms have been big supporters of the Clintons for a couple decades.

    Cameltoe Harris as POTUS is a step above Deval Patrick, so why did the Big O go for the latter.

  31. I have no trouble believing most of your conclusions and reasoning but I see some gaps in your story. For example why hasn’t Craig Murray been invited to testify to a Congressional committee? Why at least has it not been suggested by a Republican congressman or senator- or failing that in a Trump tweet?

    I would add that those who retain a bit of flexibility about their thinking on 9/11 might well assess the likelihood of the alleged leaking. If you were a loyal honest Democrat who discovered how the Clinton mob were stitching up Bernie Sanders wouldn’t you be highly likely to leak the truth? So we know of the anti-Sanders plot and we know it was made available to the cyberconnected public. We consider it highly probable that it eould be leaked. How much room for other explsnations does it leave?

  32. annamaria says:
    @Clark Westwood

    “Hillary and her gang” would not be able to make even a tiny wave if not a mighty support from the CIA. How much do we spend on nationals security apparatus and technology? – At least \$50 billion? And all these money and tech had melted away when faced the obvious DNC fraud called “Putin stole the elections?” – Not believable. The “Russian did it” campaign has been hatched and maintained by the joined efforts of the Jewish Lobby + Military Industrial Complex.
    The most striking thing about the ongoing affair is the brazen insolence on a part of the “conductors” — the ziocons and CIA brass. Zero accountability. They are the owners of the country and they have no concern for the U.S. Constitution and for the rights and interests of the U.S. citizenry at large. The hapless aged Hillary served as a trigger for the show that has been revealing the major actors.
    The US has been Gladio-ed (chickens have come home to roost):

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  33. @RobinG

    Again, no, but maybe I should give up. I’m tired of saying this, and I seem to be the only one who’s so particular about the truth.

    It does get tiring. And it’s an old problem, apparently.

    So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand.

    Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, Book I, 1.21-[3], 431 BC

    • Agree: Dahlia
  34. @Noah Way

    And the coup goes on…
    Today Washington Post are printing transcripts of a sitting President’s conversations with another head of state?!
    How can this happen?
    How can government function at all under these conditions?
    Why aren’t leakers put in jail or worse?
    How is this covered under 1st Amendment?
    The Deep State need deep-sixed.
    I have never seen anything so blatant and brazen in my life in America!
    Clapper, Brennan, and Comey are traitors, aided and abetted by media and both parties with Russia as the pretext.
    It is having real world consequences.
    The Russian sanctions are souring relations with them .
    We could use their help with North Korea.
    This is tyranny of the Deep State against the American people, plain and simple.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  35. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Many Americans were willing to hold their noses and vote for the Killer Queen, until they saw her cackling about Qaddafi getting a bayonet shoved up his rectum.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  36. Telling the truth has never been one of Hillaries strong suits. “The Russians Hacked the DNC” is just another HRC whopper, kind of like when the CIA was running guns out of the US embassy in Benghazi and they got attacked. That time HRC was quick on her feet with the excuse that “Local Muslims had been enraged at a you tube video”. Presumably HRC was hoping to kill two birds with one stone on that whopper, first to cover for the misdeeds of the spooks who should absolutely not be running guns out of oer diplomatic posts, and two to push for censorship of you tube so as not to upset the Lizzie’s.

    We need to rid our country of these people ASAP.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  37. @Greg Bacon

    Disgusting, on the man who made the Man Made River.
    Ghadaffi did something for his country.

  38. @Linda Green

    Truth means nothing to Hillary.
    When she was New York senator she of course visited Israel, New York is the most jewish city in the world.
    She, of course, there spoke ‘it was all the fault of Arafat’.
    How he died, we still do not know.

  39. @pepperinmono

    This is tyranny of the Deep State against the American people, plain and simple.


    And it’s good to see that people seem to be more aware of it. Now the question is, what can we do about it. I wish I had some decent answers but can offer nothing except that it would help if each of us work at becoming aware of the truth and endeavoring to avoid supporting the real enemies.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  40. gwynedd1 says:

    and it was the very dog that she wagged.

  41. MacronLeaks proves Rusiagate and Junior’s admissions confirm MacronLeaks. It is established that Russian nationals, claiming to act on behalf of their governemnt, contacted the Trump campaign about providing DNC “dirt”. DNC “dirt” subsequently appeared on the internet and it doesn’t matter whether it was obtained by hacking or from a “mole” insdie the DNC. Indeed, that latter would seem to be an even more serious situation inasmuch as it raises the question of what other US organisations have been inflitrated by Russian moles.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  42. The latest incidents where Wheeler was paid (or otherwise forced) into engaging in a lawsuit against Fox repudiating his earlier statements, has blown back on the democratic party hack lawyer putting forward the suit. As a result, to defend against the suit, more tapes revealing that Wheeler said more than he stated directly to Fox, and corroborating that these were accurate statements, have been released. In addition, a Seymour Hersh tape has come out revealing his actual knowledge on the matter. His public denial must be treated as an effort to cover his ass against the reprisals of the Clinton and deep state crews, particularly in light of the particular statements he made in the tape. In addition, there is now a new FBI chief to replace Clinton lackey McCabe who was filling in after Comey’s sacking. All of this indicates that the Russia thing was total bullshit, and, considering that Mueller went on a trip to Russia relating to the Clinton uranium deal engineered by Vancouver Clinton pal Giustra and others, and considering that he has hired Clinton lackeys as most of his legal team, the whole thing stinks like a cesspool on a hot humid day.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @prusmc
  43. @War for Blair Mountain

    I agree that the Clintons are monsters.

    Googling Kamala Harris shows a bunch of negative articles for her. Not sure if she will be getting enough dems behind her to take the nomination. However, 4 years is a long time for a population that cant remember yesterday…….

  44. RobinG says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    Well, someone going on the offensive, finally…

    Congressman GOES OFF on Clinton Corruption – “Investigate ALL of This!”

  45. @jacques sheete

    Awareness will only get us so far. We need organised action, and soon. This country cant go on much longer like this. We need more people who are willing to STAND UP and speak out against this bullshit. We need to pressure companies to pull their advertising from the lieing MSM. We need to non-stop call our representatives and show we are sick of this bait and switch. We need to unite the different groups in this movement and make it a nation wide movement to restore order and justice to our once great nation. No more petty squabbles between brothers and sisters in arms. This is a cold war we are starting. Eventually it will become a hot war, and we need to be dug in and prepared or else our great-great grandkids (if any survive) will read about it in a chinese textbook in history class as the generation that undid nearly 3 centuries of progress.

    • Replies: @Junior
  46. @Seamus Padraig

    Curiouser and curiouser: it seems that the great Seymour Hersh stands accused of contradicting himself on the Seth Rich case:

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  47. @Seamus Padraig

    “I’m not going to comment about that stuff, I mean, come on, I live in the real world.”

    Seems like some one put the fear in him. We live in a despicable time.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  48. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    We are fed up with the western stooges who are protecting a illiterate, criminal, mass murderer, zionist servant who so far has done NOTHING but lies and destruction of lives and erection of illegal bases in Syria for the zionist expansionist policy, Oded Yinon . He is advised by an illiterate son in law holding ONLY a fucking BA, repeat just a BA, as his CLOSE ‘advisor’ because he is Jewish and his mission is to serve the interest of the criminal tribe NOT us, He puts the interest of the zionist tribe ahead of the interest of US and humanity. These people are called traitors. His regime is filled with many traitors who are suppose to ‘advise’ an illiterate zionist servant. He is using the power and the office to manipulate an OLD illiterate man who knows SHIT about history or history of the region. the criminal zionist tribe must be transferred to New YORK, a real ‘jewish state’ now.

    The world is fed up with these ‘ freelance journalists’ whose work is nothing but to support a racist Russia and zionist stooge, Putin, close to jewish interest.

    Russia is the a racist country and Putin is the enemy of Muslims who cooperate with the criminal west to kill and destroy Muslims community and countries for the zionist expansionist policy.

    Putin is in bed with the illiterate stooge to help the criminal tribe to partition Syria, Iraq and other countries for ‘greater Israel’ where they take this wish into their graves. The history tells you that Russia cannot be trusted, so China.

    Putin must know that if he once again put a knife on the back of another Muslim country for the zionist expansionist policy, then he will be destroyed, so the criminal west. We are FED UP.

    Russia and Putin and fucking China SOLD Libya for a BONE. Both colonies voted for the sanctions against Iranian people and cooperate 100% with the Clinton and Obama regime against Iranian nuclear program, but neither Russia or fucking China ever objected to zionist mass murderers when they were massacred Palestinian toddlers. Russia voted for the erection of Israel on Palestinian land in 1948 and cooperated with the criminal West against Nasser at the time of Israel invasion and killing of Americans against Egypt, and now Putin is flirting with the terrorist kurds and Trump criminal regim, in the pocket of the zionist jews, to help zionist expansionist policy, ‘greater Israel’ to recieve a BONE as concession.

    We are fed up and will destroy people who cooperate with the zionist plan and those who ignore Russian using Muslim cards for manipulation of the geopolitical for the interest of the criminal zionist tribe to receive a BONE as concession. Russia MUST bring resolution to force US out of Syria and close the illigal bases that the illiterate servant has erected illigally with the cooperation of the terrorist kurds now. Why Putin is shut up? why the ‘ freelance journalists’ do not raise this important issue? Are they from the same criminal tribe? Putin is using Syria to help the criminal tribe where should be removed from the land of Palestinians

    Down with traitors. We identify all the traitors. We are fed up with the criminal WEST and their behind lickers.

    The santion that the illiterate stooge has signed against Russia has NO teeth and is ONLY for poplicity to please the dummies.

    • Troll: Che Guava
  49. Che Guava says:

    I read everything at the first twn links.

    Interesting, as is Mr. Whitney°s article, as usual. Always am liking his style.

    This essay, from the late Guy Debord, dead at his own hand (R.I.P.), seems to have some relevance to the Gladio, P2, all of those things.

    Tried to find a link to the original, but in French, only articles about it and random scans of the print version in PDF from a quick search.

  50. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    That’s not how communications necessarily work. Whitney doesn’t understand it either, and his target audience is largely clueless – evidence would not necessarily be on a physical
    piece of hardware. (I thought it was common knowledge the NSA was reading all of your emails? The best survelliance tool is social media so keep posting.)

    VIPS, MCGovern and Hersh are still
    in the “entertainment business.” The whole episode is a psyop piled on top of more psyops. Who cares who the President is anymore? Counterpunch Whitney wants you to care but you should try to think for yourself.

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  51. annamaria says:
    @Michael Kenny
    “Everybody with a clear mind is up in arms about the US Congress’ latest sanctions against Russia – and as usual – sanctions for naught- zilch, zero – since Russia hasn’t done any of the things Washington and the servile west accuses her of, like interference in US elections (US secret services have repeatedly said there is no evidence whatsoever), interference in Ukraine (Washington / NATO / EU have instigated and paid for the bloody Maidan coup in February 2014); annexing Crimea (an overwhelming (97%) vote by the people of Crimea for reincorporation into the Russian Federation – their given right, according to the UN Charter). Even if Russia wanted to, she couldn’t correct any of her ‘mistakes’. They are all invented.
    None of the accusations have any substance. But the western presstitute keeps hammering them into the dimwitted brains of the populace. We can only repeat with Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister: “Let me control the media, and I will turn any Nation into a herd of Pigs”. Well, the western Anglo-Zionist propaganda machine has successfully turned western civilizations (sic) into a herd of pigs.”
    Germany, “Up in Arms” Against Washington’s Sanctions Regime, By Peter Koenig
    ‘The head of the French cybersecurity agency says there is no evidence suggesting Russia was behind the leaks of campaign emails from Emmanuel Macron two days before the French election and his subsequent presidency.”

  52. @Delinquent Snail

    That’s my take on it, too. Sy Hersh’s career has been in freefall ever since exposed the poison gas false-flag in Syria a few years ago. First, he got booted from the New York Review of Books. Then he got booted from the London Review of Books, too. Now he’s afraid just to speak in public!

    These are dark times …

    • Agree: Delinquent Snail
  53. @Anonymous

    I’m somewhat knowledgeable about computer/internet security, having worked for internet security firm myself. But keep trying, hasba-rat …

  54. Wally says: • Website

    If they really believe in the impossible ‘6M Jews, 5M others & gas chambers’, they can be made to believe in anything.


    “Some stories are true that never happened.”
    – Elie Wiesel

    Revisionism has the general function of bringing historical truth to a public that had been drugged by wartime lies and propaganda.

    Now revisionism teaches us that this entire myth, so prevalent then and even now about Hitler, and about the Japanese, is a tissue of fallacies from beginning to end. Every plank in this nightmare evidence is either completely untrue or not entirely the truth. If people should learn this intellectual fraud about Hitler’s Germany, then they will begin to ask questions, and searching questions, about the current World War III version of the same myth. Nothing would stop the current headlong flight to war faster, or more surely cause people to begin to reason about foreign affairs once again, after a long orgy of emotion and cliché.
    – Murray Rothbard, Review of The Origins of the Second World War, 1966
    more at:

  55. Hillary has a tell in her eyes when she lies, the CIA likely advised her of this when she had to testify about Benghazi, she wore special glasses that prevented the Amercan people from looking into her eyes as she lied on the stand. Hillary should be grillad about her latest lies sans special glasses.

    This is my theory, I cannot state it to be for certain, but the special glasses gig we all witnessed was likely ginned up after extensive work with spooky types who saw she has a tell.

  56. Hillary has a tell in her eyes when she lies…

    She’s always lying, so how would they know?

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  57. Joe Wong says:

    10 months into multiple investigations of Russian hacking, there’s still no evidence.

    It seems the author has forgotten what Colin Powell presented in front of the UN Assembly Hall about Sadden Hussein has WMD. Couple of Photoshop, Excel and Word printouts will be enough to confirm Russian has hacked for the benefit of Donald Trump.

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  58. Eagle Eye says:
    @jacques sheete

    [Hillary] always lying, so how would they know?

    Count her eyes. If there are two of them, she’s lying.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  59. To answer the headline,

    No, Obama used it as a a trigger and excuse to go to war against Russia!

    As Commander in Chief, President Trump now must act and put Congress back in its place. Frankly I would have thought that Signing Statements obliterating the whole thing. It would have been poetic justice to deliver back to the Congress,. but Trump did not, and loses face, but does he?

    Well it is a violation of the Separation of Powers, and he can challenge that in Court, which must be done, but also as President against what is a false incitement against war, which is Treason.

    • Replies: @Bruce Marshall
  60. @Bruce Marshall

    rather what is a false incitement of war, which is Treason!

  61. MEexpert says:
    @Joe Wong

    Couple of Photoshop, Excel and Word printouts will be enough to confirm Russian has hacked for the benefit of Donald Trump.

    And how do you propose they do that? I believe you have no idea what you are talking about or what the author was referring to.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  62. For me, the most interesting thing about all this Russiagate mediatic and political indoctrination and mind control, is that it makes absolutely obvious the real nature of the American system, which in reality is a totalitarian one.

    A much more sophisticated totalitarianism than other historical examples, but a totalitaritarianism nevertheless.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  63. @Eagle Eye


    They could, (and should), put a bag over her head and she’d still have lyin’ eyes.

  64. In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. From time immemorial. however, the Jews have known better than any others how falsehood and calumny can be exploited. – A.H.

  65. annamaria says:
    @Captain Nemo

    “…this Russiagate mediatic and political indoctrination and mind control, is that it makes absolutely obvious the real nature of the American system, which in reality is a totalitarian one.”
    The Russigate has exposed the leading MSM organizations as the pliable tools of deep state. The Russiagate has also revealed the inordinate influence of ziocons on the US foreign and internal policies, including the zocons’ infiltration of the MIC and CIA, — as well as the ziocons eagerness to cooperate with “moderate” jihadis in the ME and the “liberated” Ukrainians of neo-Nazi persuasion in Eastern Europe.
    The US has been “incorporated” by the MIC (war profiteers), mega-corporations (Monsanto and such), and the Fed.Reserve/Wall Street (the “great vampire squids wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”) To think that the US has a “Government of the People, by the People, and for the People” is ridiculous. The US Congress is a panopticon of Israel-firsters and MIC-servants.
    It seems that the deciders have decided to do a “small victorious” nuclear war with Russia. This is not a first time in the history of mankind that a group of psychopathic opportunists and insolent profiteers makes a stupid decision thanks to the entrenched unaccountability.

  66. annamaria says:

    Saker, “The end of the “wars on the cheap” for the United States,”
    Basically, the article explains the perfidious character of the US Army today. Rather a sad reading.

  67. prusmc says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    Who is the new FBI functionary that replaced or out-ranked McCabe?

  68. Junior says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    We need organised action, and soon. This country cant go on much longer like this. We need more people who are willing to STAND UP and speak out against this bullshit… This is a cold war we are starting. Eventually it will become a hot war

    Styxhexenhammer, a GREAT political commentator on Youtube, just did a video on this that I encourage everyone to check out. He calls for citizens to form an Anti-Incumbent Movement to vote out every single one of the corrupted politicians, in the swamp they call Congress, that voted for this insane push for war with Russia.

    • Agree: Delinquent Snail
  69. @MEexpert

    “And how do you propose they do that? ”

    Probably with a computer and a printer.

    Probably a highlighter as well, just to push the lie home. You know, nothing says “valuable information” like a highlighted passage.

    • Replies: @MEexpert
  70. annamaria says:

    An important piece of a DC puzzle:
    “Do you remember General Flynn revealing on TV that it was a “willful decision” of the criminal Obama regime to send ISIS to Syria over his objection as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency? This bit of told truth is why Gen. Flynn is hated by the Washington criminals who forced him out as Trump’s National Security Adviser.”
    This explains pretty well the ziocons’ visceral hate towards General Flynn.

  71. USAMNESIA says:

    …there’s much to be gained by reflecting on the quid pro quo nexus between the political realm, show business/Hollywood and the news media in all its inglorious forms. Doing so provides us a window into purportedly serious politics as high-wire performance art and meaningful public discourse as cheap thrill-inducing entertainment for a populace ever more entranced by artifice over substance — one that’s increasingly afflicted with a collective, possibly terminal, form of attention deficit disorder, the condition paradoxically induced at once by an information surplus (overload?) and an information shortfall. So much so that retreating to a state of cognitive dissonance becomes one imagines the default defense mechanism of even the more astute and informed amongst us.

    by Greg Maybury The Praetorian Bodyguards (Of the Empire’s Liars)

  72. MEexpert says:
    @Delinquent Snail

    Probably with a computer and a printer.
    Probably a highlighter as well, just to push the lie home. You know, nothing says “valuable information” like a highlighted passage.

    I didn’t know you also go by the name “Joe Wong.” I will extend my comments to you as well. You need to go back and read the article and also original Joe Wong’s comments.

    You don’t think the spooks would have done by now what you or Joe Wong suggest, if they could? There is still no evidence of Russian hacking with or without Powerpoint.

    • Replies: @Delinquent Snail
  73. Funny how half the comments here are Jew this, Zionist that, and two of the key patriots and exposers in this case are (((Seymour Hersh))) and (((Seth Rich))). Maybe its time you low IQ inbreds (or Arabs posing as whites) get over your inferiority and accept that Jews are no different than any other group. Some are patriots, some are traitors. After all, lets not forget that the only part of NYC that voted for Trump outside of Staten Island were the Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. That means they vote more patriotically than your precious goy brethren that preferred the corrupt criminal witch.

  74. @MEexpert

    Lol the mods here are very strict on multiple handles, so no. Me an joe are NOT the same person.

    As to your response. I did. Doesnt change the fact ameicans have been lied to for the past 30 years to get us into wars. Usually using flimsy proof that is presented to fan the flames.

    Most importantly, i saw my opportunity to place what i thought was a clever and funny comment. The highlighter bit being the zinger.

    Sorry if i ruffled your feathers.

  75. Ma Laoshi says:

    In an alternative, non-bizarro world, none of this would be a biggie. Trump could have the Feds all over this with the stroke of a pen, and sort it all out pronto; but half the time, he is playing along with Russiagate even as it is destroying him. It just goes against his entire being to abandon a story line which is still getting great TV ratings. And to legitimize the VIPS, Wikileaks, and Craig Murray, or pass the microphone to any other Washington outsider… it’d open such a can of worms, nobody in power actually wants that.

    We’ve already had Alexander the Great and Ivan the Terrible; in time, the history books will have to free up a paragraph for Donald the Clueless. It’s likely to be a short one.

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