♫ can’t get enough of that novichok, novichok, novichok...♫
Oops! New York Times corrects Skripal story, says no ‘dead ducks’ or ‘sick kids’ from ‘Novichok’, 6 Jun, 2019, RT.com
“The New York Times has corrected a report that UK officials had shared photos with the CIA depicting children and animals who’d been exposed to the so-called Novichok nerve agent after coming into contact with the Skripals.
A warning heard increasingly fervently among many alternative journalists and bloggers.
First: ‘Whom Not To Trust – U.S. Government Indicts Another Intercept Source; Another source that provided government secrets to The Intercept has been uncovered and indicted by the U.S. government, May 9, 2019, moonofalabama.org
She’s good on some issues, but others…my stars. H/t to Tony Cartalucci on Twitter (3-parts) for the heads-up.
“Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons”: A Harrowing Account of How Assad’s Torture Machine Crushed Dissent’, democracynow.org, May 16, 2019
‘Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag’, Tony Cartalucci, May 15, 2019, journal-neo.org*
“Recent revelations mean the US not only falsely accused Damascus of having carried out the attack – but launched military strikes against Syria based on an entirely false pretext. To date, the US has categorically failed to produce any convincing evidence backing their original claims.
No, no; not the GRU assassins board game! you remember them: the ones Eliot Higgins’ bell¿gcat ‘crowd-sourced online investigative services’ proved had committed the dastardly Novichok deeds? Many of you will be able to remember far more than I do about this, so I hope you’ll join the game. Gawd’s blood, we could we use some jocularity about now eh? First up:
This is a labor of love and loathing. Yes, it’s long, but it’s by way of a two-fer, and out of necessity I’ve even had to blow by a hella lot of the second essay. Shall I offer prizes to those who finish it? ; )
First: ‘Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost’; The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled, Whitney Webb, mintpressnews.com
‘Skripal: One Year Later Some Things are Clearer’, March 9, 2019, James O’Neill, journal-neo.org
O’Neill first narrates the history of events of the 12 months after the Skripal’s had become ill in a public space in the center of Salisbury, with Theresa May blaming Russia with no supporting evidence, and Boris Johnson’s having claimed that ‘the substance responsible for the Skripal’s illness had been identified as “A234”, ergo: Russians. He notes that the UK has not deviated from that assertion, despite a wealth of contradictory evidence and absurd numbers of competing narratives.