"The #Fakenews About Iraqi Wmd Got Hundreds Of Thousands Killed". "How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing" (Parry). "NYT, WaPo Fake News Still Bringing Real Guns to Iraq, Killing Thousands".
Tweet of the year (Murtaza Hussain):
"2003: Rifle-toting Americans barge into Iraq after reading viral Fake News story about weapons of mass destruction."
"Washington Post admits article on ‘Russian propaganda’ & ‘fake news’ based on sham research". "Washington Post Refuses to Retract Article Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites".
Does the Pope eat in the woods?
"Regime Change By Takifirs Fails - Lobbyists Call For U.S. Occupation of Upper Mesopotamia". The Yinon-esque Sunnistan project isn't quite working out, thanks in large part to the Iraqi government.
"Is Assad the Author of ISIS? Did Iran Blow Up Assef Shawkat? And Other Tall Tales – By Ehsani2". "Assad and ISIS". It is possible that Syrian intelligence toyed with the idea of strategic promotion of crazy Islamists to damage the opposition, but further extension of that idea is nuts.
"WATCH: ‘Alt Right’ Leader Silences Rabbi by Tying White Supremacy to Zionism". The best thing about this blip in discussion of the 'alt-right' is that it raises awareness of various kinds of violent, racist group supremacisms, including really dangerous ones.
"December 7: A Shameful White Texan Anniversary". You have to go to Israel to see this sort of thing now.
Instructive contrast: "Clinton Throws Thank You Party For Millionaire Donors As Trump Resumes "Thank You" Tour". "Trump’s Not-So-Crazed Speech in Ohio":
". . . we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks. Remember, $6 trillion — $6 trillion in the Middle East. $6 trillion.
Our goal is stability, not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country, it’s time — it’s time.
We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism.
OK. We have to say the term. We have to say the term.
In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding and goodwill."
"Jews object to Hanukkah party at Trump hotel: ‘Tone deaf at best, naked sycophancy at worst’".
". . . contact the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and ask about training in professional ethics." ! The new genre of writings on prepping for National Socialism under Trump.
"News Coverage of the 2016 General Election: How the Press Failed the Voters". The Clintonista whine - one of many - is that Trump got too much free media coverage - Hillary had to pay real shekels for hers - but the reason Trump got so much coverage is that the media was falling all over themselves to call him names.
"Liberals Cheering On The Electoral College Dope Who Won't Vote For Donald Trump Is Really Frightening". This must have slipped by Haim, who can only do so much.
Matt Stoller big-picture tweets on Trump-Carrier.
"The War Between Globalists and Populists" (Madsen).
"Thailand Pushes Back Against BBC Propaganda".
"Portland ad campaign links rights violations at Standing Rock and Palestine". The entire methods and strategy of the para-military police at Standing Rock was pure Israel.
"Here’s Why You Can’t Trust Mainstream Media’s Reporting On The DAPL".
"‘New era’ with Russia begins, Turkish PM says".
"Wordpress Bows To Erdogan’s Demands".
"US strikes on Syrian troops: Report data contradicts 'mistake' claims" (Porter):
"The summary report on an investigation into US and allied air strikes on Syrian government troops has revealed irregularities in decision-making consistent with a deliberate targeting of Syrian forces."
"Berlin Finally Confesses US Using Ramstein for 'Extra-Legal' Drone Killings".
Amazing!: "Judge orders new trial for Rasmea Odeh". The judge has the wonderful name Gerswhin Drain, and he is just accepting his chastisement by the appeal court. "Rasmea Odeh’s new trial is a ‘game changer’".
"Who Won the 'Make the Most Meaningless Thomas Friedman Graph' Contest?"
Big syrup: "Inside Quebec’s Great, Multi-Million-Dollar Maple-Syrup Heist".