Headlines of note for January 2018 [updating]…

A dated but timely read?…

Commentary (Henrik Bering-Jensen / Dec. 1, 1984) – Dezinformatsia: Active Measures in Soviet Strategy, by Richard H. Shultz and Roy Godson

Empty WheelOn Disinformation and the Dossier

Gordon M. HahnRussian Propaganda Machine: Much Ado About Little as Compared with Western Stratcomm

Dances with Bears (John Helmer) – THE CIA BULL IN GLENN SIMPSON’S RUSSIA SHOP

FOX NewsHouse Intel votes to release controversial surveillance memo to the public

Zero HedgeSecond “Trump Dossier” Emerges One Day After FISA Memo Vote

FBI Director Wray “Shocked To His Core” By FISA Memo, McCabe ‘Removed’ Next Day, More Heads To Roll: Report

Trump Refuses To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

SputnikRussia Intercepts US Spy Plane in International Airspace Over Black Sea

Washington Free BeaconPentagon: China, Russia Soon Capable of Destroying U.S. Satellites

Earlier in the month…

Bloomberg (Jan. 8) – Classified Military Satellite Goes Missing After SpaceX Launch

Digital TrendsDid SpaceX lose the classified Zuma payload during its latest launch?

Washington Post (Jan. 13) – ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,’ the alert screamed. It was a false alarm.

Hawai’i Free Press38 Minute Delay–State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm

Daily Mail (Jan. 16) – Japanese broadcaster issues false North Korea ballistic missile alarm urging people to take shelter just three days after alert caused panic across Hawaii

Wayne Madsen Report (Youtube) – January 15-16, 2018 — Why was MSNBC reporter inside Hawaii emergency center just before missile warning was sent?

What was an MSNBC reporter, who is normally based in New York and Los Angeles, doing at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency just hours before “mistake” was made in transmitting missile alert warning? Jacob Soboroff has close links to Israel and the Los Angeles Police Department.

NJ.com (Jan. 18) – TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

Live ScienceIs America’s Spy Plane Back — and Hypersonic?

IS largely defeated in Syria, and yet the war continues…

RTRussian army repels attack by 13 militant drones on its Syrian compounds – MoD

Russia knows who staged attacks on Syrian base & it’s not Turkey – Putin

South FrontRussian Military Advisors Are “Attached To Nearly All Units” Of Syrian Government Forces – General Staff

Fort RussTurkey begins invasion of Kurdish-held Afrin in northern Syria as Russian personnel withdraw

Al Masdar News‘We saw them with our own eyes’ – SDF fighters share footage of IS convoys leaving Raqqa

Al MonitorIs Islamic State back in Kirkuk?

Is Turkey aligned with al-Qaeda affiliate in Idlib? 

Turkey is becoming new hub for Salafist-jihadi exodus from Syria

Israel National NewsErdogan: Assad is a terrorist

AntiwarSyria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus

Sputnik (ФАН) – Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria

Times of IsraelReport: US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran nuclear and missile threat

Israel and the United States have secretly signed a far-reaching joint memorandum of understanding providing for full cooperation to deal with Iran’s nuclear drive, its missile programs and its other threatening activities, an Israeli TV report said.

The document was signed on December 12 at the White House, culminating intensive talks between representatives of the major Israeli and American intelligence and defense hierarchies, headed by the US and Israeli national security advisers, H. R. McMaster and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, the Channel 10 report said Thursday.

IndependentWhy is Trump’s man in Iran, Michael D’Andrea, missing from conversations about the protests?

SputnikIran Envoy to UN: Tehran Has ‘Hard Evidence’ Protests Incited From Abroad

Wall Street Journal (archive.is – June 2 2017) – CIA Creates New Mission Center to Turn Up the Heat on Iran

The Iran Mission Center will bring together analysts, operations personnel and specialists from across the CIA to bring to bear the range of the agency’s capabilities, including covert action. …

Trend News Agency (Dec. 13) – Iran’s intelligence forces disband counterfeit money gang

Moon of AlabamaIran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Consortium NewsIntel Vets Tell Trump Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

Mondo WeissA foreign leader — Netanyahu — set Trump’s agenda in Middle East, Michael Wolff book says

ReutersTrump threatens to cut aid to U.N. members over Jerusalem vote

Al MonitorTrump’s Jerusalem decision opens Israeli expansionism floodgates

Israel seeks to revive long abandoned railway to Gulf

Israeli nationalists’ messiah complex

HaaretzPreacher Pence’s Speech to Israel’s Knesset Had Everything but Fire and Brimstone

Ruptly (Youtube) – Israel: Brawl disrupts Pence’s address to Israeli parliament

Times of IsraelSettlers filmed destroying 100 Palestinian olive trees as IDF appears to look on

Middle East MonitorIsrael assassinates more people than any Western country, concludes new book

ThereAreNoSunglasses (ANSAmed) – Judge indicts Israeli agents for MP Hariri assassination plan

(Yeni Şafak) – U.A.E., Mohammed Dahlan and Zionist Terrorist Conspiracies Called “DAESH”

(Al Bawaba) – Bomb Under Seat of Hamas Official In Sidon 1st. Military Action By Dahlan’s Terrorist Forces?

(Hurriyet) – US Announces Plans For 30,000 Man Terrorist Army In N. Syria, Turkey Declares Intention To Destroy Same Force

Turkey launches ‘Olive Branch Operation’ against ‘PKK threat in Syria’

Zero HedgeUS, Turkish Troops Headed For Military Showdown In Syria

Stars and StripesPentagon budget calls for $143 million buildup at Jordan air base

Al SuraJordan’s King arrests brothers and cousin in suspected Saudi-led coup

Intelligence OnlineWashington and Riyadh proceed with plans to make Morocco an ISR heavyweight

Strategic Culture (Wayne Madsen) – What Is ‘Safari Club II’ and How It Can Change Middle East Dynamics

KhameneiRecent damage inflicted on Iran by U.S. will gain a response

Al ManarShamkhani: Saudi Launching Proxy War against Iran

American ConservativePropaganda Aiming to Prove Iran Supplied Missiles Backfires

Middle East MonitorYemen’s Houthis control 100 miles of Saudi Arabia’s territory

(Basler Zeitung) – Swiss Newspaper reveals: Secret military cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel

Mondo WeissHow Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al MonitorSaudi Arabia uses aggression abroad to calm clerics at home

Libyan slave trade feeds on endless supply of migrants

Erdogan’s Ottoman dream causes storm in Red Sea

Indian Ocean NewsletterThe Turkish crescent arcs across Egypt and Saudi Arabia

ThereAreNoSunglasses (Pajhwok) – Turkey hosts Afghan talks with Rebel Taliban faction, Loyal To Mullah Rasoul

TelegraphBritish 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

XinhuaIran’s top leader says U.S. relocates IS to Afghanistan

AntiwarPentagon Considers Sending Another 1,000 US Troops to Afghanistan

Times of India‘From our bases, you attacked Afghanistan 57,800 times’, says Pak foreign minister to US

SputnikPakistan’s State Bank Green Lights Yuan-Based Trade With China

Russia Truth (Adam Garrie) – The Yuan Brings About Pakistan’s Second Declaration of Independence

Wall Street JournalWith U.S. Aid Cut, Pakistan Drifts Closer to China

Huawei, Seen as Possible Spy Threat, Boomed Despite U.S. Warnings

Intelligence OnlineMacron scores top marks with Chinese intelligence

Beijing pursues plan to dominate GEOINT sector

South China Morning PostChina ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal

The DiplomatWhen a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City

ReutersU.S. hails Korea talks, despite North’s rejection of denuclearization

Medium (Caitlin Johnstone) – Gabbard: North Korea Has Nukes Because They Saw What The US Did To Libya

AntiwarCar Bombs Hit Mosque in Libya’s Benghazi, Killing Dozens

Klagemauer.tv« Les crimes atroces contre le peuple libyen » (mémorandum du Dr. Saïf Al-Islam Kadhafi)

The DuranSaif al-Islam Gaddafi to run for President of Libya in 2018

Global Research Obama’s Trojan Horse: America’s Cuban Soft Coup

(Tony Cartalucci) – Sanctions, Subversion, and Color Revolutions: US Meddling in Cambodian Elections

GuardianFive Britons arrested for ‘pornographic dancing’ in Cambodia

Fresh News –  36 Illegal Foreigners Arrested, No Passport but Drug

NDTV“Marriage Made In Heaven”, UN Vote Won’t Affect Ties: Netanyahu On India

ThereAreNoSunglasses Imperial Plan To Use Civil War As Gas and Oil Valve–PART II

Daily MailRussia simulated invading Europe and bombing Germany with massive drills just months ago, analysts reveal

Consortium News (Gilbert Doctorow) – A Coming Russia-Ukraine War?

ABC NewsUS to send anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

Oriental ReviewUkraine’s future Nazi leader?

New Low of Ignorance: Nikki Haley Targetted by the Russian Pranksters

Moon of AlabamaSlapstick In Kiev

Domestic U.S. news…

Sputnik (Loud & Clear) – DC Political Elite Form Circular Firing Squad as “Russiagate” Unfolds

GefiraBannon’s target isn’t Trump, it’s still Kushner

Disobedient MediaCourt Order Confirms DNC Fraud Lawsuit Appeal Will Proceed

The Hill (John Solomon) – Comey’s original Clinton memo released, cites possible violations

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation

TMZBill and Hillary Clinton House Fire!!!

Washington TimesClintons’ ‘Mr. Fixer,’ ally Sidney Blumenthal emerge on list of Russia collusion figures

George Webb (Youtube) – Day 102.4 Uranium One, Andrew You Stole For Hillary

(Dec. 9) – Day 50.7. Final Thoughts on Mark Lambert

Zero HedgeDOJ Unseals Indictment Involving Uranium One Scandal

GOP Senators Ask For Criminal Probe Of British Spy Who Wrote “Trump Dossier”

FBI Agents Discussed “Secret Society” Within DOJ And FBI Working To Undermine Trump

Daily CallerFBI ‘Failed To Preserve’ Five Months Of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump FBI Agents

Gateway PunditCONFUSION: FBI Claims Five Months Of Strzok-Page Texts Missing — Yet DOJ IG Says He Received Them In August

N.Y. Post (Judicial Watch) – Classified documents among newly released Huma Abedin emails found on Weiner’s laptop

Politico – NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

InterceptNSA Surveillance Bill Would Legalize Loophole That Lets FBI Spy on Americans Without a Warrant

ReutersSenate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

Free Thought ProjectAs No One Watched, Trump Pardoned 5 Megabanks For Corruption Charges—Who He Owes Millions

Sessions Wages War on Natural Weed, As He Grants Maker of Fentanyl a Monopoly on Synthetic THC

USA TodayIn stark reversal, Trump administration removes Florida from offshore drilling targets

AxiosTrump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Project VeritasSr Network Security Engineer Reveals Twitter Ready to Give Trump’s Private DMs to DOJ

UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning,” Algorithms to Censor Opposing Political Opinions

HIDDEN CAMERA: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View “Everything You Post Online” Including Private “Sex Messages”

International Business TimesJulian Assange says Google and Facebook have become an ‘existential threat to humanity’

GuardianGeorge Soros: Facebook and Google a menace to society

InterceptFacebook Says it is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

ReutersHow a researcher hacked his own computer and found ‘worst’ chip flaw

WaPoU.S. military reviewing its rules after fitness trackers exposed sensitive data

The NationThe Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad

Unicorn RiotMinneapolis Unrolls Corporate Red Carpet & Largest Security Op for Super Bowl LII

Zero HedgeAlarming Rise In The Number Of Gun-Store Burgalaries Across America

IntellihubStephen Paddock’s brother Eric is furious at the coroner’s decision to cremate, not deliver, alleged shooter’s body

Body autopsied by doctor likely not Steven Paddock’s, official LVMPD report reveals

Stephen Paddock requested a suite in another wing of hotel before being internally reassigned to 32-135

Free Market ShooterLas Vegas Update: Irregularities Cause Story Behind Massacre To Stink To High Heaven

Las Vegas Review JournalSearch warrant document names 2nd ‘person of interest’ in Las Vegas shooting

Top Secret WritersCIA Agent Says Agency Supplies Pedophiles With Children

CBC NewsBarry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple killers, private investigators believe: source

Rest in Peace, Robert Parry…

Consortium NewsRobert Parry’s Legacy and the Future of Consortiumnews

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