Headlines of interest, late 2018 [Updated: see below for a section on the fallout and bad feelings at Infowars; also, a history of the late Whitey Bulger’s cultivation within the deep state]…
Cold War II news…
Breaking Defense – Russians Tried to Jam NATO Exercise; Swedes Say They’ve Seen This Before
Washington Free Beacon – Russia Dispatching Blackjack Bombers to Venezuela
We are in a heightened state of infowar -may it remain only that- so do take all of the he-said/they-said noise for what it’s worth…
Euromaidan Press – Putin has crossed a Rubicon – Will the West respond?
ThereAreNoSunglasses – Sea of Azov
Strategic Culture (Arkady Savitsky) – UK Commits Extra Military Forces to Ukraine: Irresponsible Policy, Dangerous Repercussions
(Federico Pieraccini) – Ukraine Wants Nuclear Weapons: Will the West Bow to the Regime in Kiev?
Intelligence Online – London and Moscow also face off over Kiev
True economics – Russian South Stream 2.0 Comes Out of the Shadows
Timeline of events leading to Trump’s announced withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria…
Al Monitor – Why was Turkey’s intel chief in Washington?
News Corp Australia – Ominous Blackwater ‘is coming’ advert raises prospect Trump has privatised war
Penny for your thoughts – US Syrian Withdrawal- “You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.”
Anadolu Agency – Can Paris maintain support for YPG/PKK post-US pullout?
Réseau International (Valentin Vasilescu) – Pourquoi les Etats-Unis éprouvent-ils soudain la nécessité de déguerpir de la Syrie ?
Moon of Alabama – Why Trump Decided To Remove U.S. Troops From Syria
Factors weighing in on the decision…
Elijah J. Magnier – New Rules of engagement between Syria and Israel, as Russia changes its position
Stars & Stripes – In America’s hidden war in Syria, troops face peril on many fronts
Financial Times (mirrored at TANS) – Britain, America and the battle for mastery of the Middle East
CBS News (Dec. 1) – U.S. Navy admiral Scott Stearney found dead in apparent suicide
Updates on the Khashoggi affair…
NSO said in response, “NSO is the only company of its kind in the world that has an independent ethics committee, including outside experts with a background in law and international relations, to prevent its products from being used for bad purposes,”
Newsbud (Sibel Edmonds) – Khashoggi Case: A Massive PsyOp Concocted by CIA-MI6-Mossad – Introduction: Who, What, How & Why
Asia Times (Pepe Escobar) – Erdogan, MBS, Islamic leadership and the price of silence
Wall Street Journal – CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi
Intelligence Online – Zagzoug -The Capital Partnership duo close to Salman clan
Fars News Agency – Arab Paper: S. Arabia, UAE Threatening Trump over Khashoggi’s Case
Moon of Alabama – Keeping Bin Salman In Place Will Hurt Trump’s Middle East Policies
Like Hitler in the last days, conscripting the children of “untermenchen”…
Middle East Monitor – Saudi journalist tortured to death in prison
Al Arabiya – Saudi Arabia reshuffles Council of Ministers
Shall a Bandar once again be the Saudi ambassador in Washington?…
Al Monitor – How Soros turned from friend to foe for Erdogan
If Trump’s dovish decision on Syria is encouraging, his hawkish stance towards Iran continues…
Intelligence Online – Donald Trump places anti-Iran watchmen in Gulf embassies
His anti-Iran mania seems to know no bounds, reaching into Canada to grab a sanctions ‘violator’…
21st Century Wire – US Crosses Red Line with Arrest of Huawei CEO for ‘Breaking Iran Sanctions’
Wall Street Journal – China Vows ‘Severe Consequences’ If Huawei Official Is Not Released
Who is in charge? Once again, the electoral rebuke of the people notwithstanding, the White House is beset with a chronic infestation of neocons…
Voltairenet – Five Eyes Against Huawei
La Stampa – Palermo conference on Libya in disarray
Maghreb Confidential – Saif al Islam Gaddafi’s envoys in Europe
ThereAreNoSunglasses (BBC) – US Airstrike Kills Leader of Anti-Taliban Faction, Brother of Taliban Founder, Mullah Omar
Global Research (Masud Wadan) – U.S. Forces Withdraw From Afghanistan. Secret Negotiations with the Taliban. “Huge Political Change on the Horizon”
Al Monitor – After US-Taliban talks, Iran also confirms dialogue
More yellow-cake journalism from the NYT…
Counterpunch – The NYT’s David Sanger, the Boy Who Cried “Nukes”!
Chosunilbo – N.Korea’s Elite Trembles Amid Massive Purge
The flights over the Korean Peninsula are part of the US’ continuous bomber presence aimed at supporting deterrence and regional security. According to military officials here, the US Air Force suspended the bomber flights after North Korea launched ballistic missiles in November last year.
Channel NewsAsia – South Korea denies radar lock on Japanese plane as diplomats meet
Wall Street Journal – Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Navy Contractors
Channel NewsAsia – Goldman Sachs bankers ‘cheated’ Malaysia over 1MDB: PM Mahathir
Military Times (AP) – Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China
Intelligence Online – ISRAEL : IAI drones will take to Vietnam’s skies
As China moves into former British colonies…
Asian Times (Pepe Escobar) – How the New Silk Roads are merging into Greater Eurasia
His prediction would be borne out within weeks…
21st Century Wire – ‘Macron Regime’ Storm Troopers’ Brutal Beating of Yellow Vest Protesters
AdcaZz (Youtube) – DANS LA GUERRE DES GILETS AUX CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES
The Mariannes not to be confused with FEMEN…
Voltairenet – Who does Emmanuel Macron owe?
Consortium News (Diana Johnstone) – Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal ‘King’ Macron
Gaurdian (interview with Daniel Cohn-Bendit) – ‘May 1968 was a revolution – now the violence is just frightening’
He thinks it is a military coup, and indeed it does have support from elements within the military…
But consider that the ’68 revolt had a common foe with the CIA/Atlanticist deep state: Charles de Gaulle, who had pulled France out of NATO’s military command, and had already become an assassination target, as noted by Neil Clark in this op-ed on the occasion of the 50th anniversary…
And so the Russians made them do it…
Not a satire, but a Gladio op – per the modus operandi, the terrorist (the patsy at least) was on the intelligence watch list, and evidently was triggered into action when an arrest had been attempted at his home, though he wasn’t there…
The Strasbourg prefecture said the gunman was on an intelligence services watchlist.
Sources familiar with the police operation said the suspect’s home had been raided earlier in the day in connection with a robbery during the summer, but he was not found there.
But the protests would not be deterred…
Turmoil in other parts of Europe…
Strategic Culture (Alastair Crooke) – Italy, the EU, and the Fall of the Roman Empire
Here we go…
She’s probably a spook too…
Julian Assange still in limbo…
Truthdig (Gareth Porter) – U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities
WikiLeaks – US Embassy Shopping List
Information Clearing House – The Guardian Publishes More Blatant MI6 Lies About Julian Assange
Zero Hedge – The Guardian Caught Backpedaling On Assange-Manafort Story After WikiLeaks Denial – The before and after is at NewsSniffer
The NYT has its own problems of course (e.g. the NK story above), but perhaps it is much closer to the mark than what the Guardian confused…
Oriental Review (Andrew Korybko) – MI6’s Spymaster Revealed How The UK Is Conducting “Fourth Generation Espionage”
Which brings us to “Spygate” – Dan Bongino here provides a cogent timeline of what was indeed a bewildering sequence of events…
Logos and Liberty – Obama, Mueller and the Biggest Scam in American History
The Epoch Times – 4 Investigations Share a Common Thread
Moon of Alabama – British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders’ Campaign?
The Hill (John Solomon) – Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing
The Forensicator – Guccifer 2’s Russian Breadcrumbs
Intelligence Online – Oleg Deripaska hires team of SVR veterans to save EN+ and RusAl
Bloomberg (Leonid Bershidsky op-ed) – The Maria Butina Case Is Not About Spying
Real Clear Investigations (Paul Sperry) – For Trump, Cohen Plea Deal’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Exoneration
Stone Cold Truth – Roger Stone: Corsi Statement Devoid Of Logic
Stone again confirms what we had by inference reported prior to the Trump inauguration; from his social media…
Statement of Roger Stone on Credico Texts
The text messages released yesterday prove that, as I testified under oath, Randy Credico was the source of both the explosive nature and October release date for the Clinton material that Julian Assange told CNN he had in June of 2016. They also prove that Credico’s repeated claim that he could not have been my source in late July because he did not meet and interview the Wikileaks publisher until late August is irrelevant as Credico says the source of his tip is a Wikileaks lawyer who is “ one of my closest friends.
The texts also show that when the Assange held a Press event on October 2 but did not release any material Credico urged me to be patient as the material would be released shortly and it was. In all fairness POLITICO had reported “Assange said the organization would publish documents on various subjects every week for the next 10 weeks, and vowed that the U.S. election-related documents would all come out before Election Day.”
If Credico testified contrary to any of this he committed perjury. Additionally it debunks the absurd claim that I sought to intimidate Credico to lie. I was and am angry at Randy, a friend of almost 20 years for his failure to tell the truth.
Additionally I would point out that two witnesses, Tyler Nixon and David Lugo testified to the Grand Jury that Credico confirmed to them directly that he was my source.
Consistent with my testimony nothing in these text exchanges suggests that I knew of the source or content of any of the allegedly stolen or hacked material released by Wikileaks .
Despite the best efforts of some in the media to spin this otherwise, these text messages are nothing but exculpatory.
Stone draws from the Murray Humphries playbook…
New York Post – Roger Stone pleads the Fifth to Senate inquiry
The only thing he wants from the Donald in exchange for his silence?…
Why we have a growing appreciation for this character. Another for which our appreciation has regrettably been shrinking of late…
Wayne Madsen Report – November 13-14, 2018 — Indictments coming for Stone and Corsi; others may follow
If there was a criminal conspiracy by the Trump campaign to traffic in e-mails stolen from hacked servers at the Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be training his sights on two key individuals. They are longtime Republican dirty trickster Roger Stone and right-wing conspiracy confabulator Jerome Corsi. In the interest of full disclosure, this editor knows both individuals — Stone since 1997 and Corsi since 2008.
While covering the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, under press credentials accredited to Infowars — the Alex Jones operation — I was aware of a number of meetings involving not only Stone and Corsi, but also Jones and Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. I was, specifically, not invited to any of these meetings, which, as far as I could ascertain, had little to do with news coverage but everything to do with Trump campaign strategy.
On July 18, 2016, by happenstance, I discovered Corsi leaving a sky box reception at the Quicken Loans arena — the convention’s venue — hosted by deep-pocketed Republican billionaire donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The previous evening, July 17, Jones and his closest assistants attended a private dinner hosted by Carlson. On the evening of July 20, while at a fairly late-night gathering, where Jones and his Infowars crew were present, all but one of them quickly left the Barrio Mexican restaurant after Jones received a phone call. I was left to talk to a very inebriated girlfriend of Jones (now his wife). I attempted to inquire about the nature of the meeting but I was only able to ascertain that it was with some “important people.” Earlier that day, Trump had flown into Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport in his private Boeing 757. Trump accepted the Republican nomination on July 21.
I later discovered that Stone was Jones’s main interlocutor with senior officials of the Trump campaign, including Stone’s former political consultancy and lobbying partner, Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager. Manafort was convicted on multiple federal criminal charges involving fraud and other financial crimes and has, since, cooperated with Mueller. Manafort is the only cooperative witness for Mueller who attended the June 9, 2016 meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and other individuals, including agents of Russian oligarchs and Russian state agencies. In addition to Corsi, Donald Trump, Jr. has reportedly told confidantes that he expects to be indicted soon.
Corsi recently told NBC News that he expects to be indicted soon by Mueller for perjury. He testified this past summer to FBI agents working for the Special Counsel and/or a grand jury in Washington, DC empaneled by Mueller. A Stone assistant, Andrew Miller, has been charged with contempt of court for failing to respond to a Mueller subpoena to testify before the grand jury. Miller was present in Cleveland with Stone and Corsi, the latter two also being employees of Infowars…
Although Jones and Stone were overtly involved in a number of media attention-grabbing stunts in Cleveland, including egging on physical confrontations with anti-Trump protesters, they, in addition to Corsi and Carlson, were involved in high-level strategy meetings with senior Trump campaign officials, possibly including Trump, himself. It is noteworthy that some of the same provocateurs in Jones’s orbit who were engaged in provocations in Cleveland are now in Broward County, Florida trying to disrupt the election recounts.
With indictments looming on two of Jones’s cohorts — Stone and Corsi — how long might it be before Jones is also facing an indictment for criminal racketeering involving the 2016 election? I always wondered why a fluent Russian speaker worked and continues to work behind the scenes at Infowars on such matters as financial accounting. Jones, who has ranted and raved about government conspiracies to cause frogs to turn gay, conduct the moon landings on Hollywood sets, and conduct phony mass shootings with crisis actors, may finally have something to rail on about: his role with two individuals now targeted by the Special Counsel and the subject of his meeting with Carlson and senior members of the Trump campaign.
Madsen’s effort to distance himself from Jones and co. through slander belies the fact that he too was on the Infowars team, and his reporting -particularly the exposés on Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz during the primaries- may have been a decisive factor contributing towards Trump winning the Republican nomination. (See our May 3 2016 edition). We can attest that Madsen was quite supportive of the Trump candidacy early in the primaries – to the astonishing point of suggesting that he would consider voting for Trump over Bernie Sanders, if the contest came to that- though as the general election approached, his coverage of Trump gradually grew negative. His reporting during the primaries was incidentally supportive of the strategy that the Clinton campaign had adopted early on – as revealed by WikilLeaks…
Observer (10/10/16) – WikiLeaks Reveals DNC Elevated Trump to Help Clinton
By now, however, Madsen is convinced that Donald J. Trump is the Second Coming of Adolf Hitler. Madsen’s radical change of heart is perhaps a recoiling at the monster – the Trump presidency – that he helped to create. It has become an obsession for him, but one not without fruits, particularly in the form of a massive one page PDF diagram placing Trump in the center of the vast worldwide organized criminal conspiracy of the “Kosher Nostra,” which he has already submitted to Robert Mueller’s office, and which he now has released to the general public…
– November 8-9, 2018 — General release of Trump-Mafia collusion Road Map
If Mueller has indeed availed himself of Madsen’s road map, is this where his investigation is going? (Don’t hold your breath)…
Jerusalem Post (May 24, 2018)- A Chabad house in Long Island becomes fulcrum in Mueller probe
Incidentally, Madsen of late (in the Nov. 21 WMR) has made intimations of his own legal jeopardy – coming not from Mueller but from the DOJ under acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker – concerning his foreign travels and reporting from Iran and China, the latter perhaps being reports (such as September 28-30, 2012 — Beijing, China — Hong Kong banks facilitate Romney casino skim as GOP funders meet in Hong Kong) on Sheldon Adelson’s casinos in Macao.
One matter in which Madsen could fall into Mueller’s purview concerns the provenance of the Rafael Cruz and Lee Harvey Oswald story which the National Enquirer ran after Madsen had scooped it in April 2016. Given the allegation of early coordination between the Trump campaign and the Enquirer’s publisher David Pecker, the question may be raised whether the tabloid covered the story with the design of helping to secure the Republican nomination for Trump – as noted in our May 3, 2016 edition, Cruz suspended his campaign upon losing the Indiana primary just after the Enquirer ran the story, with Trump making a stir about it, whilst the source (according to Madsen) of both the Rubio and Cruz stories – Indiana blogger Gary Welsh – allegedly committed suicide. Thus far however attention has only been drawn to the stories that were suppressed by the Enquirer…
Note that Madsen’s above characterization of Manafort as a “cooperative witness” is doubtful…
Mueller’s frustration: the ones he wanted to sing (or compose) – Flynn, Corsi, Stone, Manafort – wouldn’t; but one who might have sung about skeletons in Mueller’s own closet… had to be silenced?
There is a seemingly innocuous answer to the question of why the transfer, but still a few questions are begged. For one, wouldn’t the prison administration have known that Bulger’s mob foes were inmates?…
A Bureau of Prisons official who is familiar with Bulger’s treatment said the Florida prison considered Bulger a nuisance and wanted to transfer him.
“They lowered his care level to get rid of him,” said the official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the case…
But beyond Bulger’s classification being changed to allow his transfer to Hazelton, questions remain about why officials at Hazelton allowed Bulger to be placed in the prison’s general population, which included several organized crime figures from Massachusetts who would have been familiar with Bulger and might pose a danger to him.
As the Globe reported last week, two of those figures, Fotios “Freddy” Geas, a Mafia hit man from West Springfield serving life for two gangland murders, and Paul J. DeCologero, who was part of a Mafia-aligned group who murdered and dismembered a 19-year-old Medford woman, are now suspects in Bulger’s murder.
Present is brother William, the disgraced former Massachusetts Senate president, who with the assistance of the disgraced former Speaker of the U.S. House, John McCormack, had ushered his brother into the criminal arm of the American deep state. The term “Deep State” has become something of a cliche in the current political climate, but its use – usually in reference to the unelected bureaucracy, particularly that of the intelligence agencies – obscures its original sense, which has its roots in an automobile accident in Turkey in the 1990s. The so-called Susurluk incident, and the occupants of the wreck, revealed the collusion of the political, intelligence, and organized crime (see “The left attacks the government over mysterious accident” in the June 11, 1996 edition of the Hürriyet Daily at archive.is). In the U.S., such symbiosis, particularly in the post WWII era, can be found with the rise of Harry Truman, a creation of the Chicago Outfit connected Kansas City Pendergast Machine, or with Joe Kennedy’s recruitment of Outfit assistance in the fixing of his son’s 1960 election, the double-cross of which led to JFK’s assassination. In the case of Whitey Bulger, his own brother assumed the political side of the symbiosis, while among those on the intelligence side, we find Robert Mueller…
Long before Mueller, or John Connolly (whose relationship with the Bulgers is the subject of the 2015 film Black Mass), Bulger’s psychedelic, deep state initiation began in 1957, when he signed up for over 50 LSD experiments at the Atlanta Penitentiary under the supervision of MK Ultra researcher Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer. Earlier the same year, U.S. House Democratic majority leader John McCormack began correspondence with prison officials at the behest of William, generally to request better visitation conditions for the inmate, and his eventual transfer to Lewisburg Penitentiary. In January 1965, now Speaker of the House McCormack and now representative of the Massachusetts House William Bulger successfully petitioned the parole board for Whitey’s early release. Shortly after parole, Whitey would run into future FBI agent, and informant on his behalf, John Connolly. With a reference from Speaker McCormack, Connolly was hired into the FBI in 1968. In late ’69, however, McCormack would announce his retirement after a series of Jack Anderson columns exposing his adviser’s involvement in fixing organized crime cases. With Connolly in the FBI at his recommendation, the fixing would continue, of course. (Most of these details come from Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill’s Whitey)
Judicial Watch – Obama’s Mexican Gunrunning Op Could Help Sinaloa Drug Lord’s Defense
Neon Nettle – Detective, Who Exposed Elite Pedophile Ring, Found Dead
Jim Rothstein adds more details on the Trump/Cohn relationship (see The Roy Cohn coup…)
Opperman Report (Spreaker) – Jim Rothstein Secret Grand Jury?
Jewish News Syndicate – Sen. Paul places hold on US security assistance to Israel
Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry – UNITED STATES ATTORNEY AGREES TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW REQUIRING SUBMISSION TO SPECIAL GRAND JURY OF REPORT BY LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE AND 9/11 VICTIM FAMILY MEMBERS OF YET-TO-BE- PROSECUTED 9/11 RELATED FEDERAL CRIMES
Consortium News (Robert Parry, posthumous) – Taking a Bush Secret to the Grave
(Ray McGovern) – The Bushes: Fathers and Sons ( With Apologies to Turgenev)
According to the Q devotees, Poppy was executed following his conviction for treason at a military tribunal in Gitmo, and there are more to come… No, we don’t believe it (as much as we’d like to); this is strictly for entertainment value…
David Zublick Channel (Youtube) – Yes, Those Were Indictments Served At Bush Funeral
Like the flat Earth videos flourishing on Youtube, we suspect the Q-anon genre to be some kind of cognitive infiltration operation, implementing MKUltra techniques to mesmerize its followers…
Fiscal Times – Amazing Facts and Figures from the Pentagon’s Failed Audit
Ron Paul Institute – Pentagon Fails First Audit, Neocons Demand More Spending!
Did the above have more to do with Mattis’s resignation than the ostensible reason?…
American Conservative – Mattis Marks End of the Global War on Terror
Mint Press News (Max Blumenthal) – Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists
Hechinger Report – When schools use child protective services as a weapon against parents
National Vaccine Information Center – The New Internet Police Protecting You From Freedom of Thought and Speech
Michael Marczewski (Instagram) – Part of the Machine
Caitlin Johnstone – Twitter Locks @WikiLeaks And Multiple WikiLeaks Staff Accounts
WhoWhatWhy (Doug Vaughan) – Just in Time for Supreme Court, Kavanaugh’s Cancer Powder Keg Blows Up
Reader Supported News – Ohio Republicans Declare Motherhood “Necessary,” Want to Make It Mandatory
Cannabis Business Times – President Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill, Legalizing Hemp
Breitbart – USMCA Entrenches Tech Companies’ Right To Censor
Prenza Latina – Nicaragua Insists it was Submitted to an Attempted Coup d’Etat
Washington Times – Trump targets Venezuela’s gold in bid to end Maduro’s authoritarian regime
South China Morning Post – Chinese scientists turn copper into ‘gold’
MIT Technology Review – Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies
Unz Review – Who Will Dominate the CRISPR Arms Race?
Environmental Research Letters (Wake Smith and Gernot Wagner) – Stratospheric aerosol injection tactics and costs in the first 15 years of deployment
Prepare for Change – Chemtrail Pilot Blows the Cover Off of OPERATION INDIGO SKYFOLD
Truthstream Media (Youtube) – Tesla Technology Has Been Revived
GeoEngineering Watch – Geoengineering Is Fueling Firestorm Catastrophes
Public Intelligence Blog – California Fires, DEW Weapons, High-Speed Rail?
Christopher Bollyn – Are the California Fires Cyber Terrorism?
MIT News – E.T., we’re home