Thursday, 8 December 2016

FAKING IT


CNN CAUGHT STAGING NEWS SEGMENTS on SYRIA With CRISIS ACTORS … AGAIN [W/ VIDEOS]



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Secret of the Fed

Anderson Cooper and CNN have been caught staging fake news about Syria to justify military intervention.

The primary “witness” that the mainstream media is using as a source in Syria has been caught staging fake news segments.  Recent video evidence proves that “Syria Danny”, the supposed activist who has been begging for military intervention on CNN, is really just a paid actor and a liar.

While Assad is definitely a tyrant like any head of state, a US invasion of the country is a worst case scenario for the people living there.
By pointing out that the mainstream media is orchestrating their entire coverage of this incident, we are not denying that there is a tremendous amount of death and violence in Syria right now.  However, we are showing that the mainstream media version of events is scripted and staged propaganda.

The following video shows him contradicting himself while off air, and even asking crew members to “get the gunfire sounds ready” for his video conference with Anderson Cooper on CNN.


Syria Danny” has also appeared on many other news programs, and every single time his story on specific events has changed.
This is not the first time that mainstream media has been exposed as propaganda, it happens all the time, especially during times of war.
Some of the most hyped up news images of our time surrounding war were not actually real but were simply public relations stunts, designed as psychological warfare operations.
No one in America can forget the image of Saddam Hussein’s statue being toppled and covered with an American flag, yet few people realize that this was a hoax, a staged psychological operation coordinated between the military and the media.  In July of 2004 journalist Jon Elmer exposed an internal army study of the war showing that this whole statue scenario was indeed a set up.
In the article Elmer writes “the infamous toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square in central Baghdad on April 9, 2003 was stage-managed by American troops and not a spontaneous reaction by Iraqis. According to the study, a Marine colonel first decided to topple the statue, and an Army psychological operations unit turned the event into a propaganda moment… The Marines brought in cheering Iraqi children in order to make the scene appear authentic, the study said.  Allegations that the event was staged were made in April of last year, mostly by opponents of the war, but were ignored or ridiculed by the US government and most visible media outlets.”
The statue hoax was just one example in a long list of lies and psychological operations surrounding the multiple wars in Iraq.  At the onset of Operation Desert Storm in 1990 a public relations firm by the name of Hill and Knowlton spent millions of dollars on the government’s behalf, constructing news pieces that would sell the war to the American public.  One of the most moving pranks to come from this push to war was the testimony of a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah.  In a videotaped testimony that was later distributed to the media she said “I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital, While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.”




Sounds horrible huh?  Well, luckily it never happened, this too was a fabricated event designed to dehumanize the Iraqi people.  The whole thing was exposed when the journalists discovered that the witness Nayirah was actually the daughter of a US ambassador who was being coaxed by military psychological operations specialists.  If the government and media cooperate to deceive the American public during times of war then there should be no doubt in your mind that the same techniques are used during times of peace, and especially elections.
The following clip is another classic staged news segment that was aired by CNN:

We Must Not Forget the Film of CNN Blowing up a Pipeline in Syria For News


CNN Crew Blow Up Syrian Pipeline To Blame on Government

Terrorist
CNN destroy the pipeline which gives fuel to the Syrian people and then laugh about doing so. Do these people deserve to go to jail? What do you think?

Without CNN the pipeline would not have been destroyed. The Syrian people suffer because of CNN actions. If the media did not show all the terrorists films, innocent people would not have been killed. The media have blood on their hands for every death which has happened in Syria. They should be tried for war crimes, because they are the cause of thousands of deaths.
Terrorist
What would the US call it if a team of journalist went into their country and blew up a pipeline just to make a news story. They would be sent Guantanamo Bay as terrorists, yet it is ok for the US to enter other countries illegally and cause terrorist act.
Terrorist
You can understand now why Syria is against the media being being in the country, when this is how the behave. These three should all be charged with acts of terrorism. The USA started with the war on terror and now the are the ones who are the terrorists. Double standards all round.



How Many "Last Hospitals" Russia-led Airstrikes Destroyed in Aleppo?

Take note. Even this hospital has not been bombed. Just how many hospitals is Aleppo supposed to have had?

Moderate Opposition” Turned Aleppo’s National Hospital Into Military HQ & Weapons Depot


A fresh video from the Youtube channel entitled “Syria Future Agency” (سورية المستقبل) shows the recently liberated area of the National Hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian government forces took control of the area on December 4 and the video appeared on December 5.

The video confirms that before its liberation the hospital had been used by the so-called “moderate opposition” as a military headquarters, a weapons depot and even a prison.



The area with ammunition:
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The Syrian army also founds lots of various flags that suggest which militant factions controlled in the area and the level of their “moderatism”.
A well known flag of the “moderate opposition”:

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Jaysh al-Islam is a coalition of Islamist and Salafist units.  It has well-known ties with Jabhat al-Nusra (the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda):
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Four Liwa al-Tawhid battalions in Aleppo joined child beheaders from Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki in October 2016:

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Variations of the Shahada flag are commonly used by various Jabhat al-Nusra-linked factions in Aleppo:

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The Levant Front is a coalition of various Salafi and Islamic factions allied with Jabhat al-Nusra:

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A high number of paper works and ID cards belonging to militants confirms that the hospital used to be a military HQ and even a Sharia court for a long time:

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Now it’s clear that at least some mainstream media reports about Aleppo hospitals” destroyed by the “bloody Assad regime” could be true



From Stephen F. Cohen - ESSENTIAL LISTENING FOR EVERY AMERICAN

An excellent interview with Prof. Stephen F. Cohen. Alarming - even frightening.

I have been shocked at some people that should know better (no names) who have posted material constantly that goes along with this meme. 

They presumably approve of this witchhunt which is being led by liberals.

Tales of the New Cold War: The New McCarthyism.
Stephen F. Cohen @nyu @princeton University. EastWestAccord.com


(Photo: Sen. Joseph McCarthy (C) w. hand covering mike, conferring w. his aide, attorney Roy Cohn, as his other aide Francis Carr (R) looks on during Senate Army-McCarthy sub-committee hearings. .April 01, 1954 License.)

To listen to podcast GO HERE

Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security.

"Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. We have a number of threats that we're dealing with, but Russia could be, because of the nuclear aspect, an existential threat to the United States," Air Force Secretary Deborah James told Reuters in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum.

James, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank Kendall, all voiced growing concern about Russia's increasingly aggressive behavior in interviews late on Saturday….”


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IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 6, 2016

Mr. Burr from the Select Committee on Intelligence, reported the

following original bill; which was read twice and placed on the

calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

A BILL

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and

intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the

Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency

Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled,

TITLE V--MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

SEC. 501. COMMITTEE TO COUNTER ACTIVE MEASURES BY THE RUSSIAN

FEDERATION TO EXERT COVERT INFLUENCE OVER PEOPLES AND

GOVERNMENTS.

(a) Definitions.--In this section:

(1) Active measures by russia to exert covert influence.--

The term ``active measures by Russia to exert covert

influence'' means activities intended to influence a person or

government that are carried out in coordination with, or at the

behest of, political leaders or the security services of the

Russian Federation, including the following:

(A) Establishment or funding of a front group.

(B) Covert broadcasting.

(C) Media manipulation.

(D) Disinformation and forgeries, funding agents of

influence, incitement, and offensive

counterintelligence, assassinations, or terrorist acts.

(2) Appropriate committees of congress.--The term

``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--

(A) the congressional intelligence committees;

(B) the Committee on Armed Services and the

Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and

(C) the Committee on Armed Services and the

Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of

Representatives.

(b) Establishment.--The President shall establish a committee to

counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence over

peoples and governments.

(c) Membership.--

(1) In general.--The committee established under subsection

(b) shall be comprised of members who may vote on matters

before the committee, one of each of whom shall be appointed by

the following:

(A) The Director of National Intelligence.

(B) The Secretary of State.

(C) The Secretary of Defense.

(D) The Secretary of the Treasury.

(E) The Attorney General.

(F) The Secretary of Energy.

(G) The Director of the Federal Bureau of

Investigation.

(H) The head of each of the other elements of the

intelligence community.

(I) The head of any other agency or department of

the United States Government designated by the

President for purposes of this section.

(2) Chair.--The member of the committee appointed by the

Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph (1)(B) shall serve as

the chair of the committee.

(d) Meetings.--The committee shall meet at the direction of the

chair, but not less often than once per month.

(e) Duties.--The duties of the committee established under

subsection (b) shall be as follows:

(1) To counter active measures by Russia to exert covert

influence over peoples and government by exposing falsehoods,

agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses,

terrorism, and assassinations carried out by the security

services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their

proxies.

(2) Such other duties as the President may designate for

purposes of this section.

(f) Staff.--The committee established under subsection (b) may

employ such staff as the members of such committee consider

appropriate. Funds for the employment of the staff shall be derived

from amounts specifically designated for that purpose in the classified

annex of this Act.




An apology to the Lakota nation


Wesley Clark Jr apologizes to the Lakota nation



An incredible moment of healing at Standing Rock: Hundreds of veterans ask Native elders for forgiveness.

We fought you
. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain… We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness.” – Wes Clark, Jr.
More about Wesley Clark Jr and this amazing event here:
All I want to add here is to express my utmost respect and admiration for Wesley Clark Jr and all the veterans who joined him.  As we say in Russian “just one righteous man saves the entire city“.
The Saker
UPDATE1: the first two comments I got to this post where both outraged reactions of defenders of the “White race”.  Oh boy, I knew that “patriots” would have a fit, but I had hoped that this would be balanced out by more rational comments. I don’t want my mods to spend hours wading into a intellectual cesspool of racist comments so if this continues, I will simply shut down all comments under this post.  Also, moderation rule #3 will be ruthlessly enforced :-P  You have been warned :-)
UPDATE2: okay, the dummies win.  I shut down the comments.  Too many “White race” trolls out there tonight.
The Saker



The West responsible for terrorist strike against Russian hospital

Western politicians ordered strike on Aleppo 05.12.2016



On December 5th, 2016, as many as nine rockets were delivered in a precise strike on a Russian mobile hospital, set up in Aleppo. 

A Russian servicewoman, a medic, was killed in the shelling and two other medical specialists were injured. 

Official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Konashenkov, said that the terrorists were undoubtedly part of the Western-funded "moderate opposition", who were supplied with the exact coordinates of the hospital by Western powers


WaPost distances itself from PropOrNot story


Washington Post Appends "Russian Propaganda Fake News" Story, Admits It May Be Fake





7 December, 2016

In the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say", on Wednesday a lengthy editor's note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the "experts" quoted in the original article whose "work" served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not "vouch for the validity of PropOrNot's finding regarding any individual media outlet", in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll "fake news" and conceding the Bezos-owned publication may have engaged in defamation by smearing numerous websites - Zero Hedge included - with patently false and unsubstantiated allegations.
 
It was the closest the Washington Post would come to formally retracting the story, which has now been thoroughly discredited not only by outside commentators, but by its own editor.
The apended note in question:
Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.
As The Washingtonian notes, the implicit concession follows intense and rising criticism of the article over the past two weeks. It was “rife with obviously reckless and unproven allegations,” Intercept reporters Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton wrote, noting that PropOrNot, one of the groups whose research was cited in Timberg’s piece, “anonymous cowards.” One of the sites PropOrNot cited as Russian-influenced was the Drudge Report.
The piece’s description of some sharers of bogus news as “useful idiots” could “theoretically include anyone on any social-media platform who shares news based on a click-bait headline,” Mathew Ingram wrote for Fortune.
But the biggest issue was PropOrNot itself. As Adrian Chen wrote for the New Yorker, its methods were themselves suspect, hinting at counter-Russian propaganda - ostensibly with Ukrainian origins - and verification of its work was nearly impossible. Chen wrote “the prospect of legitimate dissenting voices being labelled fake news or Russian propaganda by mysterious groups of ex-government employees, with the help of a national newspaper, is even scarier.”
Criticism culminated this week when the "Naked capitalism" blog threatened to sue the Washington Post, demanding a retraction. 
Now, at least, the "national newspaper" has taken some responsibility, however the key question remains: by admitting it never vetted its primary source, whose biased and conflicted "work" smeared hundreds of websites, this one included, just how is the Washington Post any different from the "fake news" it has been deriding on a daily basis ever since its endorsed presidential candidate lost the elections?