Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Things you might have missed seeing in US and UK corporate media

Things you might have missed seeing in US and UK corporate media.

(BTW, I am not saying what happened or what didn't happen regarding the allegations. I have no insider track on what the facts may be or not be. I am just saying that the allegations are unsubstantiated and officially controversial. The media is going off on this as if it were established fact when it is far from it. It is a unproven allegation by the president's enemies that is so far without corroboration and moreover it is contested. This appears to be a disinformation campaign driven by intense propaganda when viewed from this angle).
The real bounty hunters in this high-risk game are not Russian operatives allegedly directing militant assassins. Rather, it is domestic political enemies of Donald Trump directing US media outlets to hobble his presidency or chances of re-election.
Deep State bounty hunters' real target is Trump
Finian Cunningham

One can read this most recent flurry of Russia, Russia, Russia paid the Taliban to kill GIs as an attempt to pre-empt the findings into Russiagate’s origins.
Consortium News
Russiagate’s Last Gasp
Ray McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and retired 27-year career CIA whose tasks included preparing and briefing The President’s Daily Brief and leading the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch

Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Ray McGovern, who works for Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington, DC. During his 27 years as a CIA analyst, he led the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch and prepared the President’s Daily Brief for US Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

On Monday, Pentagon spokesman Johnathan Hoffman claimed that the US Department of Defense has no facts to recognize the alleged Russian actions as credible.

An assertion made by spooks is as far from evidence as you can possibly get. Really dumb that this needs to be said.
Caitlin Johnstone — Rogue Journalist
Only Idiots Believe The CIA, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

This Russia-Afghanistan Story Is Western Propaganda At Its Most Vile
Caitlin Johnstone 


And don't forget

Mint Press News
Every American Should Watch Abby Martin’s New Afghanistan War Documentary


Meanwhile, on the faux "left," fevered imagination based on unidentified (anonymous) sources with no evidence provided for the allegation.

‘Owned by Putin’: Trump accused of ‘literal treason’ after bombshell NYT report on Russian assassination unit
David Badash


The reality.
The WSJ points out that it was primarily the NSA's firm dissent that kept the Russian bounties allegation out of the president's daily briefing — which both further confirms the White House's denials of the initial Friday Times reporting, as well as contradicts the NYT "revelation" itself.

"Because of that [NSA dissent], President Trump was never personally briefed on the threat, the White House said, although a key lawmaker said the information apparently was included in written intelligence materials prepared for Mr. Trump," WSJ underscores.
No details were given as to precisely how the NSA differed in its assessment of the Russian bounty allegations. For those keeping score, this marks the third major formal distancing from the substance of the NYT reporting by US intelligence agencies and intel community leadership.
Also recall this isn't the first instance of significant NSA pushback concerning explosive charges aimed at Russia.…
Zero Hedge
Tyler Durden

Oh, and James Clapper is back at it with an ethnic slur.

James Clapper Tells NBC’s Chuck Todd That Russians Are ‘Genetically Driven’ to Co-opt
Ebony Bowden


Peter Pan said...

Just hold a congressional hearing and have the Taliban testify.
They can swear on the Koran.

Matt Franko said...

“ back at it with an ethnic slur.”

It’s not a ethnic slur it is textbook Darwin 101... he is probably well trained in Darwin....