Category Archives: psyops and propaganda

Russia Stole Crimea

Never mind that post-Euromaidan, in March of 2014, 97% of Crimean citizens voted to join the Russian Federation, turnout 83 and 89% turnout in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the local government of Sevastapol respectively.  Continue reading

Name Luke Harding’s Brand of ‘Journalism’

Just for the abject hilarity of it:

‘Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House; Exclusive: Documents suggest Russia launched secret multi-agency effort to interfere in US democracy’, Luke Harding, Julian Borger and Dan Sabbagh, Thu 15 Jul 2021

Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents.

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The Wuhan Lab Leak Theory is Gaining Steam

File under: Small wonder.  For your consideration:

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a short but hopefully noteworthy PSA

You’ll decide, of course. (smile)

DOJ Now Says There Was No Plot to Kill Elected Officials; Fevered reporting about efforts to abduct and even kill members of Congress and the vice president are without foundation, the Justice Department admitted, after prosecutors falsely asserted such a plot in court’, Joe Lauria,  January 18, 2021, consortiumnews.com

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Dead Commie Hugo Chavez Flipped Votes to Biden: Wot?

Or: Whack Jobs, Inc.©  Have fun!

Various versions of this yarn are out there, but this may be the wildest one, and there’svideo, to boot, although I have no idea whassup with the ad:

‘CIA, Gina Haspel and Hugo Chavez’ SmartMatic Behind USA Steal’, Nov. 17, 2020, David Knight, roundtablereport.com

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NY/CIA Times: Free Speech Ain’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be


You gotta love this, including the fact that the NYT psyop author’s byline reads in part:

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer for the magazine and the Truman Capote fellow for creative writing and law at Yale Law School.’ Or: Hello, Judith Miller!

‘The New York Times attacks the First Amendment and embraces censorship of “disinformation”, Kevin Reed, wsws.org, Oct. 28, 2020 (w/ permission to repost; my bolds for easier reading)

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Censorship & Thought Crimes® Rising ★★★

‘How rock star Roger Waters was hung out to dry by Amnesty and Bellingcat for his views on Syrian ‘chemical attack’,  14 Oct, 2020, RT.com


“A leaked phone call reveals that outside pressure caused Amnesty to pull its promotion of a webinar featuring Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters – a vocal skeptic of the Douma ‘chemical attack’ that prompted Western powers to bomb Syria.

In August this year, environmental pressure group Amazon Watch broadcast an online panel discussion in support of Steven Donziger, a crusading attorney who dared try to hold US energy giant Chevron to account for widespread environmental destruction in the Amazon, and was left fighting for his life, livelihood and liberty as a result.

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the CIA Times as > than Hearst News Yellow Journalism

‘The New York Times fabricates Russian murder plot’, 3 July 2020, Patrick Martin, wsws.org  (w/permission to repost all content)

“Not since William Randolph Hearst cabled his correspondent in Havana in 1898 with the message, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war,” has a newspaper been so thoroughly identified with an effort to provoke an American war as the New York Times this week.

The difference—and there is a colossal one—is that Hearst was fanning the flames for the Spanish-American War, a comparatively minor conflict, the first venture by American imperialism to seize territory overseas, in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. The Times today is seeking to whip up a war fever directed against Russia, one that threatens to ignite a third world war fought with nuclear weapons.” [snip]

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US VE-day version: The Soviets did not help win WWII


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Freak V-Day glitch? Facebook engine CENSORS iconic photo with Soviet flag raised over Reichstag’, 9 May, 2020, RT.com

As I remember it, it was the same airbrushing under Barack Obomba, but I couldn’t easily find a citation, so…onward.
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the weaponization of coronavirus: more evil than ever

Xi, not China this time; how coy of him:

‘Blame Xi, not China, for the impact of the coronavirus’, Austin Lowe, Opinion Contributor — 03/25/20, the hill.com (two paragraphs of a propaganda piece)

“To refer to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” as Trump and other members of the GOP leadership have, is deeply problematic. It is also misleading. The severity of the virus has nothing to do with action or inaction by the Chinese people; on the contrary, many Chinese citizens should be lauded for their efforts to sound the alarm on the issue.
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Coronavirus Maliciously & Further Weaponized against China

Chinese experts who will fly to Italy to help fighting the coronavirus pneumonia on 11 March, 2020 © Photo by TPG/Getty Images

‘From villain to hero? After its badly botched response to the Covid-19 outbreak, China now seeks to be the world’s savior’, Damian Wilson, RT.com, March 20, 2020

“While China still faces criticism for its mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak at the start, first by refusing to admit it existed and then by arresting those doctors who tried to raise the alarm, when the government finally came to terms with reality it performed a massive U-turn in front of the entire watching world.

Now, while it seems to be mopping up the worst of its problems at home, Beijing has turned its attention abroad, sending experts and medical supplies to Italy – now surpassing the Chinese death toll from coronavirus with more than 3,400 victims – and Iran, where 1,284 people have died in the pandemic so far.” [snip]
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Coronavirus Hoarding?


Some local evidence:

Mr. wd called me from Cortez, CO at the beginning of his grocery-shopping misadventure early on Saturday morning.  To put it mildly, he was agog, agape, and aghast during his first stop at Walmart.  What he found were empty shelves where OTC pain relievers, etc., toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, and likely paper napkins (he hadn’t checked), should have been.  Most canned foods were also absent, and the wage slaves he’s friendly with reported that the meat aisle was likewise…empty.  They were all horrified at the mammoth cartloads of shelf-stable foods being tugged about.  Meat?  Unless the shoppers had large freezers…well, not so stable.
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the Skripals in deep dark badger holes: the newest psyop


‘Salisbury poisoning unleashed Russian bogeyman … but where are the Skripals 2 years on?’, Simon Rite, Rt.com, March 4, 2020

“It’s exactly two years to the day since the Russian spy and his daughter were novichoked in Salisbury, and we’ve still not seen hide nor hair of them.
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Two PSAs

First, Part 4 of UkraineGate (of a projected 8 parts) from Les-Crises.fr has been published.

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from the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry:

three recent emails:

Dec. 15: “Ed Asner: 9/11 Government Obstruction and Misconduct

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woot! bellin¿cat won ‘em an emmy!

Politik on Twitter: ‘Bellingcat’s new magnum opus

On Dec. 3, this had come in on the Popular Resistance newsletter: ‘Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up With War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat’, Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com, December 3, 2019…and I’d thought close to ‘holy hell’ not for the third time!’  As I’d reported on that in a compendium diary on Oct. 2019: ‘All the Manufactured News That’s Fit to Believe™’ But when I’d come back and had clicked in to read more closely, at the top they’d noted:

This article was originally published in October 2018. We are reposting this because Bellingcat recently won an Emmy Award for a documentary film.

Despite promoting itself as an “independent” and open-source investigation site, Bellingcat has received a significant portion of its funding from Google, which is also one of the most powerful U.S. military contractors and whose rise to prominence was directly aided by the CIA.”  Well, Webb had named many more funding sources, but I’ll paste it in below the fold just in case you’d never read it and would like to.
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wsws blows the lid off days 3 & 4 of the Impeachment hearings

Given that a) I figure all their quotes are verifiable, and b) that editor Joseph Kishore has given me permission to use the site’s content at will…I’ll copy/paste freely, as I was sincerely gobsmacked when I’d read this coverage this a.m..I’l ass a c) even though I deplore wsws author Andrea Lobo’s coverage of  the OAS/US/CIA putsch against Evo Morales.

‘Who decided the US should fight a “hot war” with Russia?’, 23 November 2019. Andre Damon, wsws

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits the war-hit Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, [Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP]

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White Helmets founder found dead in Istanbul

Most coverage reads like this, following glowing tributes to the Al Qaeda allied head-choppers staged ‘rescuers’, although the Independent cuts right to the ‘Russians claim’ chase.

‘James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer found dead near his home in Istanbul; Former army officer helped start the White Helmets, credited with saving thousands of lives in Syria (with video evidence of the group’s heroics)
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Integrity Initiative and Institute for Statecraft Exposed Further

First, a few bits from b at MoA’s: ‘British Government Disinformation Shop Lost Charity Status – Continues In New Format’, Nov. 4, 2019, moonofalabama.org, including the back-story:

“At the end of last year some enterprising ‘anonymous’ person released papers of the British Integrity Initiative. As we reported at that time:

The British government financed Integrity Initiative is tasked with spreading anti-Russian propaganda and thereby with influencing the public, military and governments of a number of countries. What follows is an contextual analysis of the third batch of the Initiative’s internal papers which were dumped by an anonymous yesterday.
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the Durham Mueller investigations of the spooks expand further

Happy Halloween to all…a day for Spooks to have a bit of fun at our expense; so how fitting a report this is today. Part I was here (Cafe version, C99% version).  I know many of you know an order of magnitude more than I do about all this,  but this issue is of prime importance to what remains of the shreds of Democracy in Amerika to me.

‘Justice Dept. investigation of Russia probe is criminal in nature, person familiar with case says’, WaPo, October 24, 2019, Matt Zapotosky

“The federal prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William P. Barr to examine the origins of the FBI’s probe of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is conducting an investigation officials consider criminal in nature, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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