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“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
-CIA Director Colby
‘Our free press’ is screaming, with no public evidence, that Russia is subverting and seizing control of ‘our’ government through the election of Trump.
Trump said that the system was ‘rigged’ against him so he would lose. The response from Democrats and the media was instant and furious as they raced to denounce his ‘unprecedented’ attack on democracy. After Hillary lost Obama told us about ‘fake news’. Democrats are doing what they accused Trump of planning to do if he lost the election; question the results thereby damaging the trust of Americans in their system. If the Russians were involved why did we only hear of it after Hillary lost?
We’re told Russia tampered with our voting process by providing Wikileaks with lots of hacked information about Hillary’s history of corruption and militarism, which may have influenced the election because, unlike most information given to voters, it’s all true. Someone did America a favor by bringing real transparency to the dark corners of the Clinton-run political mafia. If Russians really did hack everyone under the sun, what about all those hundreds of billions that were supposedly spent on “keeping us safe”?
We’re told Russia corrupted our election by releasing proof that Hillary and the DNC had already corrupted the election process. Who’s the actual criminal here, and who’s just a witness: Those blaming the Russians for ‘fake news’ and ‘election interference’ are the ones who were saying that Hillary was a shoe-in for president. Many of those blamed for spreading Russian propaganda were the ones who spread the information released by Wikileaks about the Clinton crime family. The party that rigged its own primary is blaming its loss on Russians.
The ‘official’ media is horrified that Trump isn’t automatically deferring to the CIA’s leaked claim alleging Russia interference. The CIA’s fiction became a media story with no attempt to prove it. Evidently if you’re for peace, you’re a Russian agent.
Simple logic demolishes the CIA claims. They ‘know the individuals’ involved, yet under Obama, the Empire has been absolutely ruthless in its persecution of whistleblowers, and its pursuit of foreign hackers through extradition. We’re supposed to believe that an attempt by a foreign power to destabilize ‘our’ election, even though the CIA knows who the individuals are, nobody is going to be arrested or extradited, or, if Russian, subject to more trade restrictions. The anonymous claims of “We know it was the Russians” are predictable.
Wikileaks has clearly said the leaks didn’t come from Russians: “they are not hacks, they are insider leaks”. It should be said repeatedly, that if Hillary hadn’t connived with the DNC to fix the primaries to disadvantage Bernie, if she hadn’t received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she hadn’t accepted massive ‘donations’ to the Clinton foundation and family in return for foreign policy influence, none of this would have happened.
The expected attitude is: why isn’t Russia like America who never interferes in other countries. The Empire is horrified that Syria and Russia are attacking ISIS in Aleppo because civilians will be killed but forget that when speaking about their own attack on ISIS in Mosul.
“Does anyone seriously think that Russia can somehow influence the choice of the American people?” Putin asked in October. “Is America some sort of a banana republic?”
Twenty years ago Time magazine wrote about how American advisors helped Yeltsin win the Russian election. Now they’re outraged that Putin may have intervened in ‘our election’.
The CIA, leaking allegations that Russia has interfered with the election, has been responsible for the overthrow of countless foreign governments: Whether those leaders were elected democratically had no bearing on the agency’s subversive and military tactics when America dictated the supposed necessity of such a move.
‘Our free press’ asserts that it was a “Russian hack” from which the election relevant emails and other papers leaked. No evidence has been presented to support that claim. The CIA lied about WMDs in Iraq among countless lies over the years and ‘consumers’ must assume that anything that follows “the CIA says” is a lie or at least obfuscation.
Glenn Greenwald called all this: “classic American journalism of the worst sort: The key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are disseminating their own claims about what the C.I.A. purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.”
The truth of the emails isn’t in question. It’s their alleged Russian origin. Former top NSA official William Binney has said that if Russia was the source the NSA would have conclusive proof.
Why are elements inside the CIA trying to prevent Trump from becoming president? The ruling oligarchy doesn’t want any changes in policy toward Russia or the offshoring of American jobs. Clearly, they’re willing to operate against a president-elect. Are they willing to go further?
It might also be informative to mention in this context, Operation Northwoods, the secret plan that the national-security establishment proposed to President Kennedy in 1962. It called for terrorist attacks and plane hijackings by American operatives posing as agents of Cuba, to provide an excuse for invading Cuba. ‘Our government’ has been meddling in other countries for most of its history.
The Senate just passed the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” speaking about “countering disinformation and propaganda”. The bill, when signed by Obama, will effectively give the government a full mandate to punish, shut down or otherwise prosecute, any website it deems offensive and a source of “foreign government propaganda from Russia, China or other nations”. All that will be required to eliminate any dissent will be the government’s word. This is to close those that report information outside the establishment bubble. Most ‘consumers’ won’t miss the first amendment though because they have enough diversions to occupy their attention.
Many Americans have no idea of our national and international reality beyond what ‘our free press’ feeds them and so they absorb all that misinformation as though it’s real, in spite of having no trust in the source. You can hide from reality, but it won’t hide from you. Those who blindly believe whatever fake news government and the media feed them have never studied real history. The current hysteria over ‘fake news’ by people who have done more than their own fair share of faking news is both hilarious and stupid.
The Empire says the elections in Syria and Russia aren’t legitimate, calling Assad ‘illegitimate’ and now they want to play this same game here. America interferes with governments worldwide and now it’s offended that the same might have been done to it?
This is a coordinated effort to take everything that the government does not want people sharing online and slap labels on it: ‘hate speech’, ‘cyber bullying’, ‘fake news’, ‘Russian propaganda’ and justify censoring it. Many ‘consumers’ have the intellectual capacity of a multi-colored beach ball and accept all that they’re sold by ‘official sources’. This is banana republic crap. We no longer believe in our own system. ‘Our government’ including the CIA is specialized in non-stop lying.
How do you conquer a nation? Distract them with games, political circuses and consumerism. Keep them focused on their differences, economic, religious, environmental, political, racial, so they can never agree on anything. When they’re so divided that they’re incapable of joining forces against a common threat, start picking them off one by one. Americans have yet to agree on anything, especially the source of their oppression. This is how tyrants come to, and stay in power.
The ‘fake news freak-out’ can mean anything, especially ‘news I disagree with’. ‘Fake news’, whatever that is in the land of free speech, has been equated with ‘foreign propaganda’ so censorship will be more easily swallowed. These are the goals of the globalists. They’re already at war with Russia in Ukraine and Syria so, in their view, the desire for peace is treason. The ruling oligarchs are attacking the creation and distribution of competing ideas and narratives. Soon we’ll have a ministry of truth.
The American propaganda organs are functioning as usual, with self-righteous arrogance, whipping up public sentiment against the “evildoers” so Washington can drag the country into another imperial war of expansion. Putin didn’t steal the election from Hillary. Obama did. People wanted change, and they didn’t get it, so they moved on to Door Number two.
“Whatever you think of Trump, clearly the oligarchs who rule us fear him. The oligarchs are trying to keep Trump out of the presidency, and they are trying to associate truthful reporting with foreign influence.” Paul Craig Roberts
This episode is a massive condemnation of American authority, threatening to turn into violent conflict. The people involved on both sides of the supposed political divide resemble dogs fighting over scraps. Obama told us Russian election interference, and talk radio and “fake news” were the deciding factors in how about 120 million people voted.
America is furious that someone has allegedly finally done something to it that it, itself, has been doing to others for decades.
– Craig Dudley