Monday, January 25, 2016

A Few Concerning Details About Sarah Palin

Anyone who knows me knows I'm just about as Conservative as they come. But I try to set my partisan views aside when I endeavor to understand the world, because it clouds the field.  And, besides, party means nothing, COUNTRY means EVERYTHING.

I had been watching Sarah Palin for quite some time prior to her much-publicized recent support forDonald Trump.

Allow me to point out a few things...


It is interesting to note that Salon (in an article co-authored by Max Blumenthal) took issue with Palin's Alaskan Independence Party associations. I refer to this pattern as the “attack your own” pattern, which I will explain in future articles.

It's important to understand the connections to the Alaskan Independence Party...

Alaskan Independence Party (ADP) CONNECTIONS

Here's one of their charities, which you'll note operates in Nicaragua and Haiti. Isn't Haiti a MAJOR narcotics trafficking stopover?

The Lakota Nation is a key member of the American Indian Movement which is, in turn, also a member of the Rainbow Coalition, whose members include:

Black Panther Party
The Patriot Party
Young Patriots Organization
American Indian Movement
White Panther Party
I Wor Kuen
Brown Berets
Young Lords

No doubt, Native American secessionist movements have been influenced by both Howard Zinn's historical reworkings in his book “A People's History of the United States” which, incidentally, has been translated into Russian.

Some information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Koch Brothers' Russian background, and friends of Forbesof course. Note that they are also strong supporters of the John Birch Society, which appear to be deeply influencedIt also appears that the Russias have created several crazy conspiracy theories about the John Birch Society, always a red flag.

Of course, there was Sara Palin's continued push for a gas pipeline in Alaska, even after U.S. Companies withdrew their support. It is noteworthy that Russia offered to partner up with ConocoPhillips and BP, in order to embark on the project. Early on, Palin had asked the people of Wasilla, Alaska to pray for the construction of the pipeline because it was “God's Will”. Huffington Post really wanted that pipeline built, as well. Hmmm...I am reminded of Gerhard Schroeder and Nord Stream.

And there was a lot of weirdness related to the Wildrose Party in Alberta last year that Sarah supported. Moreover, the Wildrose Party created a “Civil War” among Conservatives. Before the 2015 elections, the idea of the New Democratic Party sweeping the elections in Alberta was equivalent to a bunch of wide-eyed, exclusively anglophone, college professors from Berkeley taking over Texas. And yet, thanks to the Wildrose Party, that is exactly what happened.


1) Citizens' arrest of a journalist at a town hall event:

According to Wikipedia:
“Miller received national press attention after campaign security guards handcuffed and made a 30 minute private arrest of a journalist following a town hall campaign event in an Anchorage public school on October 17, 2010. Bill Fulton, the owner of the unlicensed security firm said the journalist, Tony Hopfinger, was trespassing at a private event and had assaulted a Miller supporter by shoving him. Fulton was subsequently named as the federal informant who supplied weapons to a radical accused of plotting the deaths of officials in Fairbanks.”

2) William F. Fulton, the owner of the security firm that Joe Miller chose, is a commander of the "Alaska Citizens Militia" run by Norm Olson, who founded the Michigan Militia, the same organization that
trained Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh, who were responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing.


Sarah Palin's daughter's boyfriend's mother's drug arrest, which Huffington Post was obsessed with...originally reported as a methamphetamine bust. It's like I always say...
“Where's there's meth, there's neo-Nazism...”

Finally, let's not forget the odd, odd situation with the Sarah Palin supporter turned “Black Lives Matter” Bernie Sanders heckler.  

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Mikhail Prokherov
Kanye West
The Kardashians and Bruce Jenner
Sean Penn
Steven Segal
Seymour Hersh
Bill DeBlasio
Sarah Palin
Rand Paul
Ron Paul
Bernie Sanders
David Duke
Noam Chomsky
David Brock
Arianna Huffington
David Talbot
Dennis Kucinich
Geert Wilders
Marie Le Pen
Ramzan Kadyrov
Rosie Gray
Hakan Fidan (Iranian double agent)
Ayatollah Khamenei
Abdul Rahman Yusef (Yusef Qaradawi's son)
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (out now)
The Koch Brothers
Roger Stone
Paul Manafort
Oliver Stone
Henry Blodget
Jesse Ventura
Alex Jones
Louis Farrakhan
Ralph Nader
Bill Ayres
Bernadette Doern
Al Gore, Jr.
Avigdor Leiberman
Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
Edward Snowden
Glenn Greenwald
Julian Assange
Sheldon Silver
Pierre Omidyar
Andrew Cuomo
Cliven Bundy / Bundy family
Richard Thomas, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, NY
Steve Forbes
Michael Moore
Al Sharpton
Jesse Jackson
Howard Dean
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Stephen F. Cohen
Algeria's Bouteflicka
Michael Flynn
James Bamford
Lyndon Larouche
Mahmoud Abbas
Sid and Max Blumenthal
Wayne Marsden
David Icke
Jim Marrs
Jeff Bezos

Deceased: Gore Vidal, Ayn Rand, Armand Hammer, Carl Sagan, Tupac Shakur


Kremlin narrative arc and Arianna Huffington's Twitter Feed

Just a little peek into how I am able to understand Russian foreign policy, just by examining the narrative arc of Russia's ambassadors of, um, ill will...

At first, it will seem a little arbitrary.  But eventually, you'll begin to see what I'm talking about. I grabbed these screenshots from Arianna's tweets during the Republican debates.

"Russia hates Rubio and that horrible Zionist, Schumer"
<<< -------

<<<< "Russia pulled off Bridgegate"

<<< "America backs ISIS." Same RT story on "Rawstory". Pravda story, same narrative arc.

<<<  "Russia loves Donald Trump, but HATES Barrack Obama."

"Russia loves Ben Carson."

<<< "Russia HATES Ted Cruz."

<<< --- "Russia created 'Birtherism', YAY!"

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Globalresearch article: ""It’s 2025 and an American "triple canopy" of advanced surveillance and armed drones fills the heavens from the lower- to the exo-atmosphere."

 "Russia LOVES to talk about Benghazi. Russia HATES Hillary. 'Everything is P.R.'--V. Surkov"
<<< ------

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"Uh oh. Military intervention doesn't serve Russia's interests in the Middle East."

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"Russia loves (is) Iran."

<<< --- "Andrew took the rubles too." : )

<<< -----
Two of these folks are not like the other ones...can you name them?

"Russia wants you to succumb to Trump"
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"Russia: American aggression created Islamic terror."
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"Russia: The Middle East is OURS"

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"Russia and Cuba are STILL good buddies. : )"
Pravda arrticle: "Cold War is over--a colder war is in store"

Pravda article:
"The coalition forces have the ability to carpet-bomb the cities, leaving every man, woman and child dead."
"Nowadays, the coalition cannot carpet-bomb the cities."
<<< ---

Pravda article: "Obama: 'People of the World Do Not Look to Beijing or Moscow to Lead? - They Call Us'"
<<< -------


<<< --- "...when the Russians beat us into space..."

<<< --- Russia's role in creating the "immigration" crises in both Europe and the U.S.

Russia has created numerous "news" sites, etc., which tend to lump all the telltale influenced media players together, like HuffPo and Infowars.  Here are a few examples...just look at the internet media sites they aggregate together: (uh, didn't know?) (Truth alliance...LOL..."Pravda")

There was so much more I wanted to add to this story, but I think the article speaks for itself.

Do your own research and you'll find Russian media plagiarism from now 'til Christmas.  In fact, the Russian-influenced media are CONSTANTLY plagiarizing each other.  You'll even find wacky stuff, like this, and you'll discover HuffPo's and Infowars' odd love-hate relationship with each other.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gold Market Manipulation and Armageddon: A Tutorial

We've all seen the shady gold trading shops that have popped up all over the country over the past decade, evidence of a physical gold market that seems to have appeared out of nowhere.

The following is an eight step tutorial for creating such a market and manipulating global gold prices:

1) Create a series of companies, like Stansberry Research and bitgold and holding companies like Agora, Inc., and encourage Americans to purchase gold, due to the "imminent" collapse of the U.S. dollar.

2) Get a handful of agents of influence, like Ron Paul, Jim Rogers and Lyndon Larouche to help spread the message that the U.S. economy is going to collapse and investors should purchase gold.

3) Set up a bunch of websites, like, zerohedge, investmentwatchblog and, to get the word out.

4) Publish articles that reinforce your apocalyptic narrative in mainstream media venues where you have a lot of influence.

5) Advertise the services of Goldcore and JM Bullion, in order to transfer assets over to Ireland and England, for the purchase of Irish farmland and London commercial property.

6) Publish lots of articles warning folks about those Zionist Jewish banksters at Goldman Sachs and their gold market manipulation.

7) Dump gold in the Middle East, along with the North Koreans, because your gold production costs are among the lowest in the world, North Korea's logically even lower.

8) Encourage ISIS to mint their own coins out of the gold, even encourage them to create a propaganda video with Ron Paul in it, talking about the gold standard.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Craziest Profit Model You Have Ever Seen: The Marriage of Russian Active Measures, Chaos and Organized Crime as Foreign Policy--PART THREE

Unless you've been living in a vacuum, you know by now that Russia's leadership is totally fucking bonkers.

But the bigger issue here is that the existing models for Russia are wrong, just WRONG.

Yes, that's a pretty arrogant thing to say, especially when you're confronted by people who have dedicated their lives to studying Russia and speak the language fluently.  And I mean absolutely no offense to the world's Russia experts.  The experts are experts.  I just understand one small aspect about these they think.

My sense is that some of the non-experts want to think of the Russians as Europeans.  I think of them as Mongolians with enough European in them to (thank GOD) brag about what they're doing. Someone tweeted this the other day, which is PERFECT:


But really what it all comes down to is this...

The Russians HAVE to do what they're doing. They have to keep us in a state of constant confusion, ala Vladislav Surkov.  The moment they stop all this insanity, the scale of their illicit activities becomes apparent.  And what are they doing?  They are profiting from chaos.  I think the following sums it up quite well:
"On March 10, Fyodor Mozgovoy – who commands LNR’s ‘Phantom’ unit and enjoys a cult status among Russian volunteers fighting on the rebel side in Ukraine – made a remarkable statement. Asked about fascism in Ukraine, he said:
“My dear's, there is no fascism. The anti-fascist movement is… Well, it’s like with computers, understand? There is virus and there is antivirus. The Virus is created by the same person who creates the anti-virus. It’s all business, pure business. You can create a surge and then create a counter-surge. You gain from the both.'"
An alternate translation can be found here, but the point is the same.

In my opinion, one very significant reason people don't want to go down this road (aside from the fact that they just cannot believe the Russians are really this crazy) is because they may already have a rough idea about the massive can of worms that lies underneath.  Understanding how it all fits together means discovering the massive criminal overlap between Russia, Iran, Qatar, Dawood Ibrahim's D-Company/AQAPand the realization that these people have been transforming the world into Pablo Escobar's 1986 Columbia, right under our noses.  It means facing the uncomfortable reality that our favorite NGOs have been piggybacking funding to terrorist organizations and have been helping to finance narcotics and human trafficking.  It means discovering that people who we thought we knew and trusted for decades were, in fact, working towards America's destruction and even profiting from it.  It also means revising the historical record with regard to the actual parties involved in 9/11 and unwinding perhaps over $1 trillion in investments with Qatar, with a massive U.S. military base sitting in Doha...To which my response is...

No, you don't want to hear my response...but it isn't pretty.

What happened was a series of events that just occurred over time beginning, perhaps, with members of the GRU trafficking narcotics with FARC towards the end of the Cold War. With no one looking over their shoulders to tell them to stop, they kept it going.  Well, they ramped it up.

Collapse of the U.S.S.R. meant that Russian influence in the Middle East and Africa would wane without a backup plan.  A new model was required, in lieu of dumping rubles into bank accounts in Iran, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Algeria, etc.

So Russia created a profit model out of chaos that allowed them to maintain their influence, while weaponizing ideology in order to veil their activities.

So Russia HAS to create and disseminate memes like "Sectarian warfare in the middle east" and keep people believing it.

And they HAVE to keep pulling off crazy stunts like Bruce Jenner's transgenderism vs "Kill all homosexuals", because it keeps the money rolling in, while projecting their own sick, paranoid view of the world.

They HAVE to promote the lowest common denominator in the black community, ie. Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur/"Gangsta" rap for the same reason...they are protecting a franchise.

I will provide further documentation in subsequent articles, but I felt I had to communicate the overall concept of what Russia has been doing. I will discuss specifics with regard to ISIS, etc., soon.

The Craziest Profit Model You Have Ever Seen: The Marriage of Russian Active Measures, Chaos and Organized Crime as Foreign Policy--PART TWO

The last couple years have seen a torrent of homosexuality-related headlines.

From Supreme Court decisions to Russia's now notorious anti-gayness, LGBT issues have somehow become front and center.

In all honesty, I really don't have especially strong sentiments about LGBT issues, mainly because I am not L, G, B or T. But I do tend to notice things that others sometimes take for granted.  Maybe it's because I'm "highly imaginative", who knows?

For example, I like to imagine how I might view the world if I were Russian, had a great deal of power and was involved in planning out active measures in the U.S.  Knowing what little I know about the mindset of such individuals, I would have to become a sort of composite of the details I am familiar with. What type of scenario might satisfy my love of irony, crude sense of humor and overdeveloped desire for revenge?

Here's a hypothetical scenario:

I target some former U.S. gold medal Olympian I have fairly easy access to. I neuter him.  I turn him into a troubled, neurotic creature who mutilates himself.  But the best part?  I spin it into a movement that quickly gains the sympathies of the American media, which I already believe is entirely comprised of homosexuals and sexual deviants. Only now...I have devised a plan where I'm able to get them to take the bait fairly easily and prove that I was correct all along.

It is the ideal counterpoint to my initial "Homosexuals are BAD" point. And who in their right mind would believe it? If I were able to pull such a stunt off, it would become a humorous inside joke that would reach epic proportions, like "Reset Button" or "From Bosnia to Tokyo".  Most of all, it would create countless money-making opportunities, and no one would ever be the wiser.

It would be the gift that keeps on giving, because there would always be a reporter or journalist out there who will slap the hand of someone who callously refers to "Caitlyn" as "Bruce". I would make certain that all Wikipedia and Google searches redirect to "Caitlyn Jenner" and not "Bruce Jenner", It would be a practical joke of  epic proportions...convincing an entire nation that this was somehow normal.

Of course, such a scenario would be impossible...the kind of conspiracy theory that only the mind of a Russian FSB operative could come up with.


Bruce Jenner was, up until recently, married to Kris Jenner, widow of Robert Kardashian, who was a part of O.J. Simpson's legal team during the Simpson trial.  A little background on Robert Kardashian, courtesy of Wikipedia:
"Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Armenian-American parents Helen (née Arakelian) and Arthur Kardashian, who ran the largest meat-packing business in southern California.[1] He had a sister and brother, Barbara and Tom Kardashian.[2][3] His great-grandparents, Sam and Harom Kardaschoff, were ethnic Armenian Spiritual Christian Prygun immigrants from Karakale, Kars (present-day Turkey). Robert's ancestors fled the impending massacre, which would eventually take place as the Armenian Genocide in 1915, thanks to a child 'prophet' Efim G. Klubnikin who urged them to uproot to America. The family, known at the time as the Kardaschoffs, in Russian style, made their way from their home village of Karakale to German ports. From there, they travelled to a new life in America on the passenger vessels SS Brandenburg and SS Köln, settling in the United States.[1] Their son Tatos anglicized his name to Tom, started a business in garbage collection in Los Angeles, and married another Kars-Karakale immigrant, Hamas Shakarian."
After the divorce with Bruce, Kris Jenner offered up the following rationale, again, courtesy of Wikipedia:
"Kris Jenner has talked about the breakup with Caitlyn as 'the most passive-aggressive thing' saying that while she had known of her partner's use of hormones in the 1980s, 'there wasn't a gender issue. Nobody mentioned a gender issue.'"
WHO was passive-aggressive?

O.K., so let's see...we have Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner's stepdaughter.  Then there's Kim's husband, Kanye West, a singer who first became famous as a producer for Jay-Z's production company, Roc-A-Fella Records.

You "Rockefeller" in...those folks who are secretly controlling the world via their global illuminati.

Come on...I KNOW you've heard of Kanye West.  He's the guy who performed at Nursultan Nazarbayev's wedding.  Remember?  He's the guy who said:
"Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people...We ain't Jewish. We don't got family that got money like that."[210] In response to his comments, the Anti-Defamation League stated: "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government."
And then, of course, there's Jay-Z.  He's the guy who announced his strong support for same-sex marriage while partnering up with Mikhail Prokherov in purchasing the Brooklyn Nets. Curiously, neither Prokherov's nor "Z's" Wikipedia pages name the other as a business partner.  How odd.

I meant to write about Jay-Z's and his wife Beyonce's positions on Hezbollah, along with Shakira's who is on Jay-Z's label, but I am suddenly having difficulty tracking that information down. Oh well, perhaps in the third part of this series which, believe me, you will not want to miss.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Craziest Profit Model You Have Ever Seen: The Marriage of Russian Active Measures, Chaos and Organized Crime as Foreign Policy--PART ONE

Are you a music lover?  I know I am.

I like Classical, Punk rock, New Wave, Big Band, Reggae, and so on.  I have no problem listening to Black Flag or Alicia Keys or Johnny Cash one minute, Billie Holiday the next and Mozart's Mass in C Minor or The Gypsy Kings right after that.

Music movements are historical markers. When I hear "To Begin the Beguine", I immediately picture a Depression-era ballroom in my mind.  If CCR's "Senator's Son" is playing on the radio, I think of U.S. soldiers jumping out the side door of a Huey in Vietnam.

Music movements come and go.  But there's one music movement that just never seems to go away.  It has been going strong for over 30 years now.  Can you guess which one that is?

You guessed it..."Gangster Rap".  I can already hear the cries of "RACISM!" from the peanut gallery...

But consider this...

We are not talking about an institution that promotes the finest, most redeeming qualities of the Black community.  On the contrary, we are talking about an institution that promotes its lowest common denominators.

We are talking about the promotion and glorification of gang culture, drug trafficking and organized crime. This is a view that academics Michael Eric Dyson, Patricia Rose, Todd Boyd, Bakari Kitwana and Nelson George have also expressed concerns about.

But would it come as a surprise to most that Russia, perhaps the most racist nation on the planet, is associated with a 30+ year cash-cow campaign to portray American inner-city blacks as gang-banging, drug-peddling murderers and welfare recipients?

You may recall Vladislav Surkov's recent comments, in response to U.S. sanctions against Russia:

"I see the decision by the administration in Washington as an acknowledgment of my service to Russia. It's a big honor for me. I don't have accounts abroad. The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I don't need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing."

What Surkov is telling us is that Tupac Shakur represents an ECONOMIC component to Russia.


Let's take a closer look at Tupac Shakur...

Although Wikipedia claims that Tupac Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks) took his stage name in honor of Túpac Amaru II, leader of the 1780 Peruvian rebellion against Spanish rule, details of Shakur's life suggest that he instead had Peru's Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in mind. In fact, between the two sources Wikipedia references, only one even makes reference to Tupac Shakur the musician, and it associates him with the revolutionary organization.  Tupac Shakur's parents were Black Panthers and Shakur's music was sympathetic to the organization.

If people are unfamiliar with the Black Panther Party's associations with the Soviet Union, it's likely due to the shocking degree of intellectual and academic bias, favoring the sympathetic view that the government's Cointelpro program committed a series of abuses against the Black Panthers. It's difficult finding sources interested in discussing the organization's international associations.  To this day, there are ongoing efforts to attempt to whitewash various aspects of the Black Panthers' violent and murderous history.  The problem that the sympathizers cannot overcome is that the links DO exist, even if people have forgotten them. In fact, it should be noted that the only international chapter of the Black Panthers operated out of Algeria, a close Russian and former Soviet ally.  Brian Burrough brings to light many of these obfuscated links covering, among other things, Eldridge Cleaver's ties to the Soviet Union, North Korea and Algeria, in his book, Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary ViolenceIt should be noted that Israel's Black Panther Party and Russian Panther Party have direct ties to Russia.

  • Yaki Kadafi (Muammar Gaddafi)
  • Komani (Ayatollah Khomeini)
  • Kastro (Fidel Castro)
  • E.D.I. Mean (Idi Amin) and,
  • Hussein Fatal (Saddam Hussein)
There is significance in Shakur's rebranding of Tyruss Hines ("Big Skye") as "Mussolini", but I will cover the relationship between Italian Fascism, Russia/Russian organized crime, Japan and the Yakuza another day.

Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996, but his legacy apparently still resonates in Russia. And perhaps even the CIA understands that Tupac Shakur represented something more significant than just merely a "gangsta" rapper.

And few could forget the conspiracy theory purporting that the CIA created the inner-city crack epidemic in order to subjugate the American black population. You may recall the role played by The San Jose Mercury News, in propagating this conspiracy theory, the narrative arc of which suspiciously resembles the 100+ year old narrative arc of Soviet and Russian "Whataboutism".

But an interesting statistic popped up in the 1990s, related to Tupac Shakur's and Snoop Dogg's music sales.


"Record label executives began to define the primary hip hop audience as white, suburban, wealthy, teenagers who, since 1991,have been estimated to purchase between 60 to 80 percent (a debated statistic) of all hip hop music (Kitwana 2005:82, Sullivan 2003). The record label executives also determined that this white audience was primarily interested in hip hop music which is produced in its one-dimensional negative formats of gangsta rap, misogynistic, materialistic, and violent (Rose2008). These one-dimensional representations of hip hop music began to be performed as if they were self generated from within the black community (Rose 2008) and performed as authentic representations of the Black culture (Neal 1997, Rose 2008)."
You may recall how the client-base among many of the nation's large shopping malls began to shift in the early nineties, when a seedier element began to move in. As time went on, this created a downward nationwide trend in many of the nation's shopping malls.  Speaking from personal experience, I remember seeing this happen to malls in and around Milwaukee, WI.

As a college student in the early 1990s, I can easily recall the reputation certain suburban shopping malls had, if you were looking for some nickel and dime drug pusher with whom to score some weed.

It's not too difficult to imagine a scenario in which the purchase of music CDs might represent payment for drug transactions, under the right conditions.  Of course, nowadays it would be even easier, given the massive popularity of prepaid gift cards.

For example, it would likely be fairly simple for a motivated party to set up an offshore corporation (or not offshore...doesn't matter), produce a series of really stupid in-game apps or music MP3s and list them in iTunes, hence allowing certain purchasers to effectively use prepaid cards to wire cash from point A to point B.

I would like the reader to sit back and think about the scenario I just presented for one moment.

Can you imagine the potential scale of a money-laundering operation, if someone was using such a strategy?

Ah....but the 1990s are over now.  So let's talk about Jay-Z, The Kardashians, Kanye West, Bruce Jenner, Mikhail Prokherov, Crimea and ISIS...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's WRONG, so stop saying it.

I don't mean to attack our nation's brightest and best analysts and experts.  They are experts, and they know a great deal more than I do about a great many things.

But if there's one thing that I find absolutely unpalatable, it's acceptance of memes and narratives that are verifiably untrue.

I compare Kremlin propaganda with some of the material I see coming out of the Washington think tanks and I know that something is amiss. But unless you're someone like Lydia Khalil, whose analysis of the PKK means she's either insane or an agent of influence, I'm not naming names.

I have said it once.  I will say it again.

The "sectarian warfare in the Middle East" narrative that has somehow become so popular is absolute BULLSHIT.

Weaponized Ideology

Just a very quick note here...and it's it not a message directed to one political wing over the other.

This is a message for anyone who still plans on voting for Trump after having read all of my articles about him, as well as anyone who still believes Bernie Sanders is the right man for the job...for anyone who thinks it's a good idea to ignore those warning beacons flashing faintly in the background.

But the point is this...

Our enemies don't WANT us to be grounded in impartiality.  They don't WANT us to be objective. They don't WANT us to stop sweating the small stuff and find common ground.  They don't WANT us to find the inner strength to question the origin and/or validity of our own ideas.


They WANT us to be stuck in our own heads, because that way they're able to steer and cajole us to do just about anything they want, without us ever even knowing it.

That way, they win.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Blogger's bad week: Another revision

In the article entitled, In order to understand Russian Active Measures, we must first understand Russian Active Measures: Active Measures are RECURSIVE, I misread the journalist's name, with regard to my first example. The author of the story is David Brooks, of the New York Times, not David Brock, of Media Matters.

David Brooks has absolutely *zero* affiliations with the Russian government, to the best of my knowledge.

My apologies to both Mr. Brooks and the New York Times.

David Brock? I stand by the statements I made about Mr. Brock (and Arianna Huffington), which are as follows:

"David Brock, albeit supposedly pro-Clinton, is NOT exactly what he seems.  In the interest of time today, I will be covering David Brock's "Russianness" in future articles, but you will recall that Brock was once decidedly ANTI-Clinton family.  This is an agent-of-influence pattern I refer to as the "flip-flop". Arianna Huffington knows all about that as well. Again, more on this in the future."

But I would like to re-emphasize my initial point, which is that Mr. Brooks' work (which, ITSELF, was in no way related to Russian active measures), was propagated across the Internet by media venues that I can verifiably identify as having varying degrees of Russian influence.

Having said that, I would also add that to the reader of In order to understand Russian Active Measures, we must first understand Russian Active Measures: Active Measures are RECURSIVE, there is probably a considerable amount of confusion when I post long lists that lump Infowars and Buzzfeed together.

For that reason, I will be creating a chart that breaks down the level of influence within each media source followed, later on, by a chart that specifically identifies individual journalists who are intentionally disseminating Kremlin disinformation.

How will I know that they are intentionally disseminating disinformation? Wait and see.

And, in the case of specific media outlets propagating media articles over the Internet for the purpose of intentionally constructing dominant, socially-destructive narratives, I will be employing an altogether different strategy.

The Exploitative Nature of Russian Active Measures: Manufactured Crisis and Point/Counterpoint

Just a quick continuation from my last article...

I'd like to discuss a few of the specific narratives that Russian-influenced media venues are either sharing or engaging each other with, as points vs. counterpoints.

Referring to a previous article, the method the Russian government is using is NOT to merely influence either the political right or the political left. The method is to essentially take over the far right and far left and decimate what, um, Rand Paul refers to as the "mushy middle". Remember his dad, Ron?


1) Manufacture a problem
2) Exploit the problem
3) Change public opinion
4) Present the solution
4) Seize power

Problems? What "problems"?

1) Immigration
2) Racism
3) Guns/School shootings
4) Islam/ISIS/Freedom of religion
5) Homosexuality/Transgenderism

A few of the common themes shared by various leftwing and rightwing Russian-influenced media venues (kinda Libertarian-esque, but it is what it is):

1) America is racist
2) America's police are becoming militarized
3) Obama is going to declare martial law (rightwing) / Obama is circumventing the law ("surveillance state", etc) / Obama is a Neocon
4) Obama's TPP is BAD
5) Fracking is BAD
6) 9/11 was an inside job
7) The Saudis are BAD
8) Military intervention is BAD
9) The JFK assassination was a government conspiracy
10) Legalize marijuana
11) The Federal Reserve and the Import-Export Bank are BAD
12) The NSA is spying on you
13) Israel is an "apartheid" state
14) Immunizations are BAD
15) GMO foods are BAD
16) The EU and the UN are BAD
17) Wall Street bankers are evil
18) Chris Christie, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are BAD
19) Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have a few things in common

A few of the common narrative points/counterpoints exploited and provoked by leftwing VS. rightwing Russian-influenced media venues:

1) Obama was born in Kenya / Birthers are idiots
2) The Iran Deal is bad / The Iran Deal is good
3) Climate change is a real / climate change is a hoax (Jeremy Corbyn vs. his brother Piers)
4) Obama is BAD / Obama is GREAT
5) Hillary Clinton is BAD / Hillary Clinton is GREAT (David Brock/Media Matters)
6) Militant homosexuality vs. Homosexuality is Satanic (sorry, but that's really what it comes down to)
7) Abortion is evil / The pro-life movement is becoming a serious threat
8) Voter ID is racist / Voter ID is great

Take all of this in, while recalling my previous article on the Greek elections (Russia did the same in the U.K. as well--UKIP and the Labour Party).

Anyway, just a quick article, but when you apply some of these, keeping in mind what I discussed in my last article, you will really begin to see, with clarity, how the media narratives are being scripted.

Oh, and a quick point I'd like to make about Russian intelligence.  These guys LOVE acronyms. So, considering what I already know about the Bundys and Black Lives Matter, I doubt this is a coincidence:

B lack L ives M atter
B ureau of L and M anagement

I cannot stress enough how absolutely bonkers these guys are.

Finally, a more expanded list of influenced media (influenced, in varying degrees):

Bizpac Review
British Helsinki Human Rights Group
Business Insider
Business Standard
Drudge Report
Huffington Post
International Business Times
La Russophobe
Media Matters
Mother Jones
New World Order Opposition
Raw Story
Rolling Stone
Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Russia Insider
Russia Today
Sputnik International
The Atlantic
The Daily Caller
The Daily Kos
The Guardian
The Telegraph
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
Veterans Today
Voice of America