Obama claims Russia hacked the American elections.
December 17, 2016 by prof77
Failed media obediently echoes “Russia did it” . . . even though:
No need to wake up. Check out the football game on TV.
. . . or when we all died of ebola and Iraq had nukes?
. . . or when the UK economy would collapse due to the Brexit vote?
Who are these supposedly super-competent “intelligence” people assuring us that “Russia did it,” that the “Russians hacked the DNC servers”?
. . . and they’re calling for a war with Russia?
President Trump: Only “Stupid People Or Fools” Want War With Russia
Yep . . . war is not the answer.
Controlled Narratives = Propaganda = Lies
A common way to control somebody is to lie to them. When you find someone is lying to you, they may be trying to control you.
Got 92 seconds? Watch this . . .
The idea of agenda-driven propaganda is to control the public by pushing any given issue through the filter of a preferred “narrative” (i.e., a big lie), and then repeating it endlessly, to try to convince people the official narrative is the only acceptable one.
Unless there’s alternative media exposing it.
News narratives, repeated endlessly?
Real eyes, realize, media lies.
Mainstream legacy media are manipulative liars.
But, as the lies become more obvious, narratives are failing.
Is it just a coincidence that CNN, one of the lead news outlets pushing the “Russian did it” narrative, now finds CNN Ratings Hit All Time Record Low?
Have we become irredeemably deplorable?
With the recent hysteria in the mainstream media over so-called “fake news” and “Russian propaganda,” legacy corporate media is lashing out wildly at being repeatedly caught and exposed by the watch-dog alternative media.
By Stephen Lendman, December 16 2016
With five weeks left in office, Obama seems determined to leave in a greater blaze of infamy than already, the most lawless, reckless president in living memory. He’s a greater war criminal than all his predecessors, heading America’s police state apparatus hardened on his watch, a serial liar, trying to provoke Russia into a belligerent confrontation.
By Washington’s Blog, December 16 2016
James Carden – former Advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department – writes in an article titled Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value? The working assumption here seems to be that the job of the president (and apparently of media outlets like CNN and The Washington Post) is to stand, salute, and never question Langley.
By Daniel Espinosa Winder, December 16 2016
The Russians are coming! Once again, the structural bias of the American news media in favor of the ‘official version’ turns them into a propaganda tool. Intelligence sources point out Russian interference in recent elections. However, WikiLeaks-related sources say the Democratic Party’s mail leak was the working of a whistleblower within that institution.
By Janine Jackson, December 16 2016
Apart from the slipperiness between the possible and the proven, the gap between the confidence of the headlines and the caution buried deep inside, it’s weird to see media skip over the story’s center: that the alleged meddling consisted of revealing true information about the Democratic Party and Clinton campaign.
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 16 2016
Linked to the causation argument is the notion that Russia’s Vladimir Putin envisaged the electoral outcome, backing a more sympathetic horse in a far from sympathetic race. The impact of these claims has been furthered by unquestioning media outlets now termed, euphemistically, the mainstream. These mainstreamers have been keeping a rather pedestrian line on matters, taking a few choice notes from various official sources to build an empire of speculation.
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, December 16 2016
As the hysteria about Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election grows, a key mystery is why U.S. intelligence would rely on “circumstantial evidence” when it has the capability for hard evidence, say U.S. intelligence veterans.
By David Morgan, December 16 2016
Trump is likely to be proved right by seeking to break with the West’s current dominant foreign policy which strikes an obsessively antagonistic posture towards Russia. He should promptly reverse the economic sanctions that damage America’s prosperity as well as Russia’s. It is to be hoped that a new generation of political and business leaders will soon be emerging that will be open to engaging more closely with their Russian counterparts with a view to working together to achieve peace and prosperity.
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, December 16 2016
Since his win, pundits, analysts, and experts continue to debate the victory – a surprise to most. While the reason/s for this victory depend on one’s perspective, most agree on one thing: Trump is unpredictable. But is he really? There is clear indication that US foreign policy will not change course under a Trump administration – it will simply change tactic.
By Moon of Alabama, December 16 2016
The plan is to use the CIA’s “Russia made Trump the winner” nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump’s vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue. The above theses are thus far only a general outlay. No general plan has been published. The scheme though is pretty obvious by now. However, the following contains some speculation.
The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act was inserted into the NDAA, passed and signed into law in 2013. This act ended a ban on, and allowed the US government to knowingly provide false information to the public.
Now we see how it works in practice:
but . . .
Time to wake up!
Washington Post Lies Again–Russia Did It
But wait! Here’s some more of the “the Russians did it” narrative push by one of the worst offenders of the failed media, The Washington Post . . .
[Quick, they aren’t buying the story that Russia hacked the elections, we need to make up some new stories . . . ] “Russian hackers penetrated US electricity grid through utility in Vermont, ‘US officials’ tell Washington Post”(Washington Post; and USA Today)
To Recap: An unnamed source, says an unnamed utility was hacked, and provides zero evidence. Are we actually supposed to believe this stuff?
Of course, as we learned the next day, it was untrue – it was just agenda-driven propaganda, being pushed by the lying legacy media, once again — DHS: No Evidence Hackers Infected Vermont Power Grid. Here’s what WaPo said happened:
The Washington Post published the “Russians hacked the Vermont grid” story “before being able to get comment from the two utility companies in Vermont.” The Burlington Electric Department released a statement showing the premise of The Washington Post story untrue. (Source)
Astounding! WaPo published a serious accusation of Russians hacking Vermont’s power grid without even first checking with the two utilities in Vermont. Such a lack of basic journalism ethics is nothing more than rumor mongering or pushing agenda-driven propaganda.
Then, WaPo issued a “correction” to their story – but burried it where few people would see it, just after the end of their article they wrote: “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.” See also:
It is instructive to take a look at snippets [with annotations] from the original Washington Post article:
A code [allegedly]associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe [which may or may have just been made up]by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to [unnamed] U.S. officials [and we use the term “officials” VERY loosely~!]
While the Russians[wink wink!] did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity[how else can fictional characters speak?] to discuss a security matter, the discovery underlines the[alleged]vulnerabilities of the nation’s electrical grid. Officials in government and the utility industry[none of whom have names] regularly monitor the grid because it is highly computerized and any disruptions can have disastrous implications for the country’s medical and emergency services.[scare the old people]
American officials, [who have no names]including one senior administration official, [who has FEWER than no names]said they are not yet sure what the intentions of the Russians might have been.[nor are they sure whether Sara Palin can “see Russia from her house] The [alleged] incursion may have been designed to disrupt the utility’s operations or as a test to see whether they could penetrate a portion of the grid.
[Is this a TEST to see whether we are ST00PID enough to believe the shit the Washington Post writes?]
This week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence[none of which have names]shared the Grizzly Steppe malware code with executives from 16 sectors nationwide,[Oh great, now ANYONE can use it, and “unnamed officials will STILL blame the Russians!!!] including the financial, utility and transportation industries, a senior administration official [who has no name] said. Vermont utility officials identified the code within their operations and reported it to federal officials Friday, the official [who has no name] said.
The DHS and FBI also publicly posted information about the malware Thursday as part of a joint analysis report,[the DHS and FBI put the ANAL in analysis] saying that the Russian military and civilian services’ activity “is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens.”
[. . . and they bother didn’t mention that Russian Grandmas intentionally post FAKE knitting and crocheting videos with FAULTY INSTRUCTION on YouTube – just to drive American Grandmas CRAZY!!!]
Another senior administration official, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity[unlike everyone else, who insisted on not being named?] to discuss security matters, said in an email that “by exposing Russian malware” in the joint analysis report, “the administration sought to alert all network defenders in the United States and abroad to this malicious activity to better secure their networks and defend against Russian malicious cyber activity.”
Then, two days later:
This is the 2nd time in the last month that WaPo has published unverified rumors about Russia, as front-page news–and “corrected” it later.
In early Dec 2016, the Washington Post “appended” its story accusing ‘Russia of spreading fake news’, saying it “cannot vouch for the research of its independent ‘experts.’” – Source: Washington Post appends story accusing Russia
Hmmmmmm . . . They “cannot vouch for the research,” but they ran the story anyway?? Apparently, The Washington Post now publishes unverified rumors as “news”. Any wonder why WaPo is having “trust” problems?
[Here’s a long, detailed account of WaPo’s story: Russia Threat, Public Deceived.]
Bottom Line: Americans no longer trust the lying legacy media.
Just like The Washington Post, the NY Times is having similar “trust” problems: NY Times Doesn’t Apologize–Instead Promises To “Rededicate” Itself To “Honest” Reporting
In fact, Americans’ trust in all mass media has fallen to an all-time low:
How far the mighty have fallen . . .
It’s Systematic Fake News. The mass media outlets are overwhelmingly owned and controlled by six wealthy corporations, who employ
shills journalists from a narrow, privileged class, whose careers depend on unquestioningly repeating the latest lies narratives while meekly “just doing their job.”
New Year’s Resolution: I resolve to cancel my subscription to the Washington Post and every other newspaper and magazine that hyped the fact-free, evidence-free claim that Russia and Putin “hacked” the 2016 U.S. election.
We need to keep in mind that there are some very angry and formerly privileged types, who are sensing that the tides have changed and there is no limit to what they might do in order to keep their Fantasy Island construct of existence alive. (Source)
Lance Schuttler, November-December 2016, TheMindUnleashed
Are we seeing the downfall of the Elite?
Continue to spread truth and light.
Worst Case Analysis: War
Let’s just assume for a second that U.S. intelligence does have proof that Putin ran the operation and sent it to Wikileaks for the expressed purpose of helping Trump. If that can be proven, I absolutely think it is meaningful information, and I think the American people should be aware of it. However, would I be willing to get into a war with Russia over it? Certainly not. Would most Americans? I doubt it. To summarize, the American people don’t want war, but many D.C. politicians and special interests do. This divergence makes the situation all the more dangerous. . . . We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers. (Source)
“Hold your tongue!” said the Queen, turning purple.
“I won’t!” said Alice.
“Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.
“Who cares for you?” said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”
…The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming, “Off with her head! Off with–”
“Nonsense!” said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland