Headlines of interest, early to mid June, 2016…
Washington Free Beacon – Russians Violating New START Arms Treaty
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (translation at Washington’s Blog) – Deutsche Soldaten nach Litauen: Nato beginnt Einkreisung von Russland
Off Guardian – German Intelligence Service to Become Branch of CIA
Ukraine Today – Latvian troops can now down drones spotted over military bases
Heralding the Rise of Russia – The Rise of the Russian Army – Preparing for Future Wars – Summer, 2016
Fort Russ (translating PolitRussia) – Together against NATO: Russia moves forces to Belarusian-Ukrainian border
(translating Dnr-news) – UAF Positions US Guidance Systems Before Shelling DPR
The Saker (citing Arvamus) – Michael McFaul: We declared war on Russia. What’s next?
Occurrences Foreign and Domestic – mass murder
LaRouchePAC – Orlando Terrorist Assault Grid
Infowars – Omar Mateen, Wackenhut, and the CIA
As noted by Aangirfan, the misfortune that has befallen G4S will be richly celebrated by some…
Mondoweiss (March 10, 2016) – BDS Victory: Security company G4S announces plans to exit Israeli market
World Net Daily – Orlando mosque tied to case Hillary’s State Dept scrubbed
Land Destroyer – CONFIRMED: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to “Informants”
News 13 (Orlando) – Mateen to News 13 producer: ‘I’m the shooter. It’s me.’
Still awaiting arrest of accomplice – the original headline below has since been scrubbed…
New Yorker (June 10) – Do F.B.I. Stings Help the Fight Against ISIS?
Free Thought Project – Media Refusing to Cover Numerous Witness Accounts of Multiple Shooters in Orlando Massacre
Paul Craig Roberts is also questioning the perceived reality: Orlando Shooting.
Whatever the discrepancy between the perceived and actual reality may be, the perennial code phrase “New Reality” is again deployed, priming the public for increased measures of police state control. We heard “New Reality” after the Oklahoma City bombing, after 9/11, after Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon bombing; once again…
A promotional campaign from the usual suspects…
Remove the colon and read the all-caps “is” as emphasis, and we have quite a revealing headline from…
McClatchyDC – CIA chief: IS working to send operatives to the West
Mad Cow News – ORLANDO SHOOTING DAD A LONGTIME CIA ASSET
Wayne Madsen Report (June 13) – Orlando shooter’s father has definite CIA links. The link between Orlando and Boston is spelled C-I-A
There is one major commonality between the jihadist terrorist attacks on a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 13 and on the Boston Marathon in 2013 and that is the Central Intelligence Agency. Ever since the ill-conceived CIA-led war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the agency’s incubation of the most violent extremes of Islam, the United States and other countries have faced constant “blowback” from U.S. support for jihadist terrorists. The older Boston Marathon bomber brother — Tamerlan Tsarnaev — and the Orlando club shooter Omar Mateen (aka Seddique Mateen) were investigated by the FBI on more than a single occasion.
The uncle of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ruslan Tsarni (aka Tsarnaev) had been linked to the CIA. Tsarni was married to the daughter of Graham Fuller, one of the chief CIA architects of the radicalization of Muslims to act as radical foot soldiers for the United States, whether in Afghanistan against the Soviets or in the Caucasus against Russia. Mir Seddique, aka Mir Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, is a self-styled leader of a government-in-exile of Afghanistan that is based in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The father’s operation, using a Florida not-for-profit company called “The Durand Jirga, Inc.” mirrors traditional CIA fronts in southern Florida existing for decades to overthrow governments from Cuba and Nicaragua to Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Mir Seddique hosted a television program called the “Durand Jirga Show.” The show is broadcast on the Afghan satellite network “Payam-e-Afghan,” which is headquartered in Los Angeles and broadcasts in Pashto and Persian. Payam-e-Afghan’s Facebook page indicates a link between the network and the Fethulleh Gulen organization’s Rumi Awards. Gulen, a Turkish industrialist who lives in Pennsylvania and is an opponent of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been linked to the CIA…
Seddique Mir Mateen, the presidential pretender of Afghanistan and father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is part of a pro-Taliban network of Afghan and Pakistani propagandists who use the television and radio networks funded by the CIA-influenced Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to spread their messages to audiences throughout the world…
Mateen claims he maintains his own intelligence network, but this appears to be a reference to his CIA and Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) friends who are involved in South Asia’s propaganda war using satellite programs broadcast in Pashto — major languages of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mateen’s broadcast language Dari, and Urdu…
Even after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, the VOA’s Pashto service gave a propaganda platform to the Afghan Taliban.
After the September 11 attack, Spozhmai Maiwandi, the director of the Voice of America’s Pashtun service, jokingly nicknamed “Kandahar Rose” by her colleagues, aired favorable reports on the Taliban, including a controversial interview with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It should not be surprising, therefore, that Seddique Mir Mateen’s own views side with those of the Taliban. The presence of a number of pro-Taliban Afghan-Americans in the United States was facilitated by the CIA’s support for the mujaheddin cause in the Afghan jihadist war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Even Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, served as a key interlocutor between the Taliban government of Afghanistan and the UNOCAL oil company in Houston in the late 1990s. Today, those links serve Khalilzad and the CIA well at the CIA-linked Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where Khalilzad serves as a counselor.
[As a side note: Donald Trump’s much celebrated April 27th foreign policy speech (C-SPAN) was introduced by none other than Zalmay Khalilzad. Back to Madsen…]
Since Omar Mateen’s massacre in Orlando, the VOA continues with its propaganda aimed against the United States. The following are just a few of the comments posted on Ashna TV’s Dari and Pashto Service’s webpage:
“I hope for a day when U.S. and Britain fall in the same level of blood and dust that Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are.” – Feroz Sherzy.
Writing of Omar Mateen: “verry [sic] brave mane [sic]. action is great.” – Mahmoodullah Hamid of the Agha Khan Foundation in Afghanistan.
Some 60 percent of the comments on the Ashna TV website praised Omar Mateen and his actions in Orlando. And the American taxpayers fund this activity through their financial support for the VOA and BBG. And, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton championed the expansion of these broadcast services. In 2011, Clinton testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee that her department needed additional funds for the propaganda war. She said, “During the Cold War we did a great job in getting America’s message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said, ‘Okay, fine, enough of that, we are done,’ and unfortunately we are paying a big price for it . . .Our private media cannot fill that gap.”
The radical messages broadcast by Payame Afghan and Ashna TV are the results of Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to expand U.S. propaganda broadcasting. For the CIA, keeping expatriates like Seddique Mir Mateen and his pro-Taliban colleagues at the VOA on the government dole is to ensure a ready supply of interlocutors and agents-of-influence is available to Langley should the Taliban, once again, take over control of Afghanistan.
Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – How America’s Afghan crusade came home to Orlando
While bringing Americans back to Afghanistan…
USA Today – NATO plans for Afghan war through 2020
World Socialist Web Site – Former US generals, diplomats clamor for renewal of Afghan war
ThereAreNoSunglasses – Floating Armories in the Indian Ocean
Defense Systems – US-China counterspace tensions mount
Dark Reading – Shades Of Stuxnet Spotted In Newly Found ICS/SCADA Malware
Voltairenet – Israel and the Emirs in Nato
Stars and Stripes – Truman launches airstrikes against Islamic State from Mediterranean
There Are No Sunglasses (RT) – US asks Russia not to target Al-Nusra in Syria
Middle East Eye – Russia struck ‘moderate’ anti-IS rebels in Syria: Washington
Western Journalism – ISIS Reportedly Dealt Massive Blow From Above
Fars News Agency – US Helicopters Landing in ISIL-Held Regions in Iraq
Penny for your thoughts – Kurds “Intercept” a Confidential Letter from the Elusive Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi- ISIS to Libya
Al Monitor – The battle for Haghia Sophia in Istanbul escalates
Black Agenda Report – U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”
Jacobin – Temer’s Black Thumb
The Hill – Supreme Court rules Puerto Rico can’t restructure debt – background at WMR: Modern Puerto Rico is a CIA creation
N.Y. Post – Why are so many bankers committing suicide?
International Business Times – Bilderberg 2016: We can expect desperate lobbying against Brexit from Big Business
AllGov (AP) – Court Upholds Net Neutrality
NYTimes – The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It
News 9 (Oklahoma City) – OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money During Traffic Stops
Liberty Blitzkrieg – How the IRS Used Civil Asset Forfeiture to Ruin the Lives of Two Connecticut Bakers
The Daily Sheeple – New York Governor Issues Executive Order to Punish Israel Critics
…WMR has been informed by a very good source in Manhattan that Trump, while sitting next to his underage daughter Ivanka at the Trump Grill in Manhattan’s Trump Tower, was witnessed by waiters on a number of occasions with his hand under her dress and fondling her genitalia. Some of these waiters have stated they would swear out affidavits about what they saw. After Ivanka became of age, Trump told Playboy magazine, “. . . if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Eventually Ivanka married Jared Kushner of the very wealthy Orthodox Jewish and ultra-Zionist Kushner real estate family of New York…
Tis the season of dirty tricks. While we do question the provenance of the anti-Trump rioters (top of our June 3 edition), this looks like it could be a Roger Stone hoax…
The Smoking Gun – DNC Hacker Releases Trump Oppo Report
Guccifer 2.0 – DNC’s servers hacked by a lone hacker
Greg Palast – How California is being stolen from Sanders right now
Naked Capitalism (Gaius Publius) – Puerto Rico Democratic Party Reduced Primary Votes to 8% of What Was Expected
Free Thought Project – Racketeering Lawsuit Exposing Nationwide Vote Rigging in DNC Primaries Could Derail Clinton
If Jesse Ventura was considering a late run for the White House, as POTUS or as Trump’s VP, forget about it…
Star Tribune – Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case
Voltairenet – Who’s protecting Hillary Clinton?
Weekly Standard – WH Denies Endorsement Will Intimidate FBI Investigators – Obama meets privately with Loretta Lynch.
Washington Examiner – White House refers to Clinton email probe as ‘criminal’
Council on Foreign Relations – What Clinton’s E-mails Reveal About Her Support for CIA Drone Strikes
Breitbart (citing DIA memo obtained by Judicial Watch) – Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS’
Global Research (James Petras) – Hillary Clinton: Electing a “Foreign Spy” for President?
Washington’s Blog – US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence
American Herald Tribune (Miko Peled) – The day Israel attacked America – The Unites States Navy most decorated ship (in a single action)
Government Executive – Those Lost Investigation Files Have Been Found, Air Force Says
NASA Space Flight – ULA Delta IV-Heavy launch with NROL-37 scrubbed
United Launch Alliance – United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-37 Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Dozens report fireball plunging in sky above St. Louis area, Midwest
Daily Mail – Dramatic footage captures three mystery EXPLOSIONS and a flash of light that rocked houses and woke residents in Essex last night as they question if it was a meteorite, fighter jet… or even a UFO
Al Monitor – Is Turkey hiding alien encounters?
The Atlantic – Tracking Earth’s Secret Spy Satellites
Boiling Frogs Post – War Industry Muster: U.S. Academia Aiding & Abetting the Pentagon
Activist Post – Invisible Microparticles in Food can Deliver Vaccines, Drugs
N.Y. Times – C.D.C. Reports 234 Pregnant Women in U.S. With Zika
Washington University in St. Louis – Genetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises
Intelligence.org (Laurent Orseau and Stewart Armstrong) – Safely Interruptible Agents
21st Century Wire – Dr. Steven Greer Announces: The Campaign to End Illegal Free Energy Secrecy
Flying cuttlefish picayune – Watching the Leaky Nuke Plant, Turkey Point, with the Florida Rain
GeoEngineering Watch – Weather Warfare Assault, A Physician Speaks Out
University of Sydney – Cosmic cinema: astronomers make real-time, 3D movies of plasma tubes drifting overhead
Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Small Asteroid Is Earth’s Constant Companion
University of Birmingham – Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy
Scientific American – Gravitational Wave Observatory Finds More Colliding Black Holes
CERN – Data harvest in the LHC
Moon of Alabama – The Greatest – RIP
Al Monitor – Erdogan scores no points at Muhammad Ali’s funeral