Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aaron Maté — Why is a Russian Troll Farm Being Compared to 9/11?

On how low the Democratic Party has fallen. RIP.

Any Democratic office holder that doesn't denounce this purely political farce should be primaried. Yes, I means all of them and at every level of the party, from national to state to local.

The real problem, however, is Democratic voters.
Unfortunately, we've seen, even before this indictment, that 82% of democrats, according to a CNN poll, believe that Facebook ads, Twitter ads by a Saint Petersburg troll farm were decisive in swinging the election in Donald Trump's favor. They're just swallowing this narrative whole. This is the same crowd that now has a favorable impression of George W. Bush. We can call them the George W. Bush Resistance.
They are all deep in denial. This is a psychological aberration.

Aaron Maté interviews Max Blumenthal

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Wilkerson: The Trump-Netanyahu Iran Plan Means War

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See if you can find any connection to Russia, let alone Putin.

The connection is to a "pro-Russian" Ukrainian political party and the charge is false statements to the FBI about contact with a member of the Trump campaign, Oh, and the guy's father-in-law is a "Russian billionaire" that founded privately-owned Alfa Bank.

Lawyer charged with lying in U.S. probe of Russia election role
Sarah N. Lynch

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After 18 months, the James Comey-Robert Mueller FBI investigation into the hacking of the DNC and John Podesta emails has yet to produce evidence of collusion.
Yet we do have evidence that a senior British spy and Trump hater, Christopher Steele, paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC to dig up dirt on Trump, colluded with Kremlin agents to produce a dossier of scurrilous and unsubstantiated charges, to destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump. And the FBI used this disinformation to get FISA Court warrants to surveil and wiretap the Trump campaign.
Why is this conspiracy and collusion with Russians less worthy of Mueller’s attention than a troll farm in St. Petersburg?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Patrick J. Buchanan — Official Website
Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?
Patrick J. Buchanan

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"If you’ve enjoyed the The War on Terror … you’re going to love The War on Dissent."
Russia Insider
The Bogus 'War on Terror' Has Morphed Into a War on Dissent (Part 1)
And this is just the beginning, folks. If you want to get a glimpse of our dystopian future, read this recent piece in The Atlantic. It’s by Representative Will Hurd, of Texas, but it conveys the sentiments of the corporate ruling classes and their loyal servants in government, generally. I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s one quote:

“To address continued Russian disinformation campaigns, we need to develop a national counter-disinformation strategy.
The strategy needs to span the entirety of government and civil society, to enable a coordinated effort to counter the threat that influence operations pose to our democracy.
It should implement similar principles to those in the Department of Homeland Security’s Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, with a focus on truly understanding the threat and developing ways to shut it down.”
The emphasis is mine. The Orwellianism is Hurd’s. The message couldn’t possibly be clearer.
C. J. Hopkins, American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin

The indictment is nothing more than a rancid puff pastry. It pretends to have a mountain of evidence of evil doing by the Russians. But if you simply ask probing questions about the underlying proof of the misdeeds you will quickly discover that this document is a piece of political theater rather than an actual listing of criminal deeds. What do I mean?..
This case is far from a slam dunk for the Mueller team. If it ever did come to trial there are significant gaps and vulnerabilities in the indictment that a competent defense attorney could savage. Nope. This is not about punishing lawbreakers. This is political theater designed to feed the meme promoting anti-Russian hysteria....
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Robert Mueller's America--A Farce Wrapped in Hypocrisy
Publius Tacitus

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Will every critic of our government policies soon be indictable?
The Unz Review
Russiagate Suddenly Becomes Bigger
Philip Giraldi, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and former CIA officer


Mueller Bans Foreign Criticism of America
Anatoly Karlin


Kaivey said...

I had a look at OpEdNews the other day and it was depressing. Full of Russiagate rubbish.

Noah Way said...

Just like the front page of the NYT today. And every day.

What's scary is the update of the Nuclear Posture Review that cites nuclear weapons as an appropriate response to cyber attacks.

(1) Define "cyber attack". Election hacking?

(2) Prove the source of a cyber attack. They can't even stop spam or illegal telemarketing let alone keep the NSA from getting hacked. With their own hacking tools, no less.

Tom Hickey said...

The crazies are getting crazier.