Tuesday, September 17, 2019


"The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded" (Murray).  I have no idea why Murray, who used to be a diplomat, for Chrissakes! - thinks the American imposition of Sanctions For The Jews is generally a good thing, though it is the most outrageous breach of international law and diplomacy imaginable, combining the Mega Group blackmail of US politicians with the American insistence it can dictate everything to the rest of the world solely on its hegemon say-so, all run out of Washington with offices staffed entirely by 'dual loyalty' Israelis!  Comments are woke.  See here and here and here and here and here.

"Freedom in Sight for Mumia Abu-Jamal?" (Prison Radio):
"Six boxes of undisclosed case files labeled “Mumia Abu-Jamal” were found in a furniture closet last December by new DA Larry Krasner. Here is the exculpatory “Brady” evidence that was inside:
  • A letter from a witness demanding his money.
  • Memo after memo to and from Joe McGill tracking the open cases of another key witness.
  • Handwritten notes on original files, closely tracking the race of jurors.
Now we know that for 37 years the District Attorney’s office actively lied.  They scrubbed clean every single document production, during multiple appeals, for years.  It is cliché and almost predictable: evidence “lost” in a storage closet for 37 years by evil absent-minded hoarders.
Make no mistake- this evidence would have directly challenged the only “witnesses” at trial who identified Mumia Abu-Jamal as the shooter of officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981."
The Paradox of the Panopticon is that there is total surveillance, but whenever that surveillance might be used to solve a political mystery, somehow the results of the surveillance are not available (see also Seth Rich and Assange and Russiagate and Clinton emails; the amusing British equivalent is for all the ubiquitous CCTV cameras to go down at the relevant time, as with 7/7 or the Skripal attack).  "Houthis Say It's Not Over - Saudi Oil "Still Within Range"; Iraq Denies Its Territory Used" (Durden). Tweet (William Owen):
"The US, Russia, France, UK and China all have #GEOINT, radar tracks, #ELINT and #HUMINT that are dispositive as to who actually attacked Saudi Arabia. So where are those data?"
There is a possibility that the attack on the Saudi oil might be a warning from Iraq about continued Israeli attacks on Iraq: "How Iraq Is Standing Up For Itself, After Israeli Attacks".  It does not appear to be a oil traders play, as Trump immediately released oil from American reserves, and clearly doesn't want to the price of gas to spiral out of control in the year or so before the US election.

There are also, of course, always Khazars, with an American attack on Iran, or even the threat of one, helping Bibi's election chances.  Tweet (Ryan Evans):
"Mark hasn't been this excited since he helped kill the nuclear deal"
Sirhan Sirhan was attacked: "Who stabbed Sirhan Sirhan, and by the way who killed Bobby Kennedy?".

Her second true love, after her first true love, the greatest love of all, the love of shekels:  "Rep. Dingell declares, ‘my heart has always been with the children of Palestine’ after withdrawing support from a bill that promotes their human rights" (Arria) (she changed her mind after speaking with (((members of her community.)))).   When the dust settles, and Khazaria is gone, all these corrupt fuckers need to go directly to jail.

Ha ha ha ha ha!:  "Times’ handling of Kavanaugh story draws widespread criticism" (Calderone) (my emphasis in red):
"The Times revealed a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh while a student at Yale University in a Sunday Review piece by reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who are co-authors of the new book, rather than through a traditional news story. In addition, the authors omitted a key piece of information — the fact that the alleged victim of the incident didn’t remember it — and the Times promoted the piece with a shockingly tone-deaf tweet."
"On the ground, feeling the pulse of Protest Hong Kong" (Escobar) (you get problems when you combine an elite group of the entitled dispossessed - just like the anti-Castro Cubans - general extreme economic inequality, with no hope of improvement in sight, and the American 'color revolution' spark and organization):
"Then there are the old China elites – people who fled Mao’s victory in 1949. At first they were orphans of Chiang Kai-shek. Then they concentrated on hating the Communist Party with a vengeance. The same applies to their offspring. The ultra-wealthy gather at the China Club. The less wealthy at least can afford $5 million apartments at The Peak. Canada is a preferred destination – hence Hong-Couver as a substantial part of Vancouver. For them Hong Kong is essentially a transit stop, like a glitzy business lounge.
It’s this – large – contingent that is behind the protests.
The lower strata of the Escape from China elites are the economic refugees of 1949. Tough luck: still today they don’t own property and have no savings. A great many of the easily manipulated teenagers taking over the streets of Hong Kong dressed in black and singing “Glory to Hong Kong” and dreaming of “independence” are their sons and daughters. It’s certainly a cliché, but it does apply to their case: trapped between East and West, between an Americanized lifestyle on steroids and the pull of Chinese culture and history."
"The drama played out in Hong Kong is actually a microcosm of the Big Picture: turbo-charged, neoliberal hyper-capitalism confronted to zero political representation. This “arrangement” that only suits the 0.1% simply can’t go on like before.
In fact what I reported about Hong Kong seven years ago for Asia Times could have been written this morning. And it got worse. Over 15% of Hong Kong’s population now lives in actual poverty. According to figures from last year, the total net worth of the wealthiest 21 Hong Kong tycoons, at $234 billion, was the equivalent of Hong Kong’s fiscal reserves. Most of these tycoons are property market speculators. Compare it to real wages for low-income workers increasing a meager 12.3% over the past decade.
Beijing, later rather than sooner, may have awakened to the number one issue in Hong Kong – the property market dementia, as reported by Asia Times. Yet even if the tycoons get the message, the underlying framework of life in Hong Kong is not bound to be altered: maximum profit crushing wages and any type of unionization.
So economic inequality will continue to boom – as an unrepresentative Hong Kong government “led” by a clueless civil servant keeps treating citizens as non-citizens. At Hong Kong University I heard some serious proposals: “We need a more realistic minimum wage. “We need real taxes on capital gains and on property.” “We need a decent property market.”"
All signs point to the fact that Brennan - both a traitor and a complete fool - got 0wned by that rascal Putin (who is rubbing it in!), and that Russiagate is an extremely successful Russian intelligence operation - one of the classics! -to drive a wedge between Trump and his spies:  "The Spy Who Failed" (Ritter):
"In my view, if one assumes that the Smolenkov July 2016 report at the center of this drama was not a result of serendipity, but rather a product derived from a specific request from his CIA managers to find out how high up in the Russian decision-making chain the authorization went for what U.S. intelligence agencies were already publicly pushing as an alleged DNC cyber attack, then the answer I believe becomes clear–the Russians knew the U.S. had an intelligence deficit.  I am speculating here, but if the Russians provided an answer guaranteed to attract attention at a critical time in the U.S. presidential election process, it would inject the CIA and its reporting into the democratic processes of the United States, and thereby politicize the CIA and the entire intelligence community by default. This would suppose, however, that the agencies did not have their own motives for wanting to stop Trump.
In this scenario, the Russians would have been in control of when to expose the CIA’s activities–all they had to do was fire Smolenkov, which in the end they did, right as Smolenkov’s report was front and center in the post-election finger-pointing that was taking place regarding the allegation of Russian interference. The best acts of political sabotage are done subtlety, where the culprit remains in the shadows while the victims proceed, unaware that they have been played.
For the Russians, it didn’t matter who won the election, even if they may have favored Trump; simply getting President Obama to commit to the bait by confronting Putin at the G20 meeting in September 2016 would have been a victory, because I assess that at that point the Russians knew that they were driving the American narrative. When the President of the United States acts on intelligence that later turns out to be false, it is an embarrassment that drives a wedge between the intelligence community and the Executive Branch of government. I have no solid evidence for this. But in my speculation on what may have happened, this was the Russian objective–to drive that wedge.
In my view, the CIA, Russia and Smolenkov were happy to maintain the status quo, with Smolenkov living in comfortable retirement with his family, the CIA continuing to accuse Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, and Russia denying it. As well, Russia seems to have brushed off the sanctions that resulted from this alleged “interference.” This idyllic truce started to unravel in May 2019, when Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr to “get to the bottom” of what role the CIA played in initiating the investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller’s investigation concluded earlier this year, with a 400-plus page report being published which did not find any evidence of active collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Trump’s instructions to Barr are linked to a desire on the part of the president to hold to account those responsible for creating the narrative of possible collusion. Reports indicate that Barr is particularly interested in finding out how and why the CIA concluded that Putin personally ordered the Russian intelligence services to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Barr’s investigation will inevitably lead him to the intelligence report that was hand couriered to the White House in early August 2016, which would in turn lead to Smolenkov, and in doing so open up the can of worms of Smolenkov’s entire history of cooperation with the CIA. Not only could the entire foundation upon which the intelligence community has based its assessment of Russian interference collapse, it could also open the door for potential charges of criminal misconduct by Brennan and anyone else who helped him bypass normal vetting procedures and, in doing so, allowed a possible Russian double agent to influence the decisions of the president of the United States.
Seen in this light, the timing of the CNN and New York Times reports about the “exfiltration” of the CIA’s “sensitive source” seems to be little more than a blatant effort by Brennan and his allies in the media to shape a narrative before Barr uncovers the truth."
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