Spooks Turned Spox: US Media Now Filled With Former Intelligence Agents by Tyler Durden

5 October 2019 — Zero Hedge

After years in the shadows overseeing espionage, kill programs, warrantless wiretapping, entrapment, psyops and other covert operations, national security establishment retirees are are turning to a new line of work where they can carry out their imperial duties.

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EXCLUSIVE: Twitter executive for Middle East is British Army ‘psyops’ soldier

30 September 2019 — Middle East Eye

Head of editorial for MENA is part-time officer in the 77th Brigade, an ‘information warfare’ unit which has worked on ‘behavioural change’ projects in the region

The head of the British Army has described the 77th Brigade’s talents as including “social media, production design, and Arabic poetry” (British Army)

By Ian Cobain

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Using Forged Emails, “Progressive” Journalists Smear Their Own for Challenging Syria Groupthink

20 September 2019 — Mint Press

Behind the campaign to silence these three critical, anti-war journalists was the same cast of characters that have become notorious in progressive circles for the viciousness of their attacks against anyone willing to come out against regime change in Syria.

How The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville Created Fairytales Of Underground Hospitals In Syria

13 September 2019 — Moon of Alabama

In August 2013 the BBC produced a fake video headlined “Saving Syria’s Children” about an alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria which it claimed was caused by the Syrian government. Robert Stuart has since pressed the BBC to admit the obvious fabrication of these scenes.

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The Venezuelan Disinformation Campaign

6 September 2019 — Voltaire Network

Arton207536 851dcIn August 2018, the international press reported on a massive exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the famine and chavist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. There were 18,000 to cross the border each day. At the time, the UN predicted that there would be 5.3 million Venezuelan migrants and refugeesthroughout Latin America by the end of 2019. There was a major crisis.

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The Future of the Spectacle …or How the West Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reality Police

4 September 2019 — Off Guardian

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If you want a vision of the future, don’t imagine “a boot stamping on a human face — for ever,” as Orwell suggested in 1984. Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) and its “innovation ecosystem” of “academic, corporate, and governmental partners.”

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West’s “Humanitarian” Claims Struggle as Syrian War Nears Endgame By Tony Cartalucci

2 September 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Headlines emanating from the West regarding Syria’s ongoing war have a common theme – allegations of Syria and Russia’s “ruthless barrage” of the northern region of Idlib.

So often – however – has the US and its allies falsely invoked “humanitarian concern” that these headlines fall on informed and discerning ears who not only reject it, but have cemented in their minds a familiarity with this ploy that will make it all but impossible to use it again on whatever battlefield the US shifts its foreign policy to next.
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U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong By Eric Zuesse

21 August 2019 — Greanville Post

Images and context in Western media are subject to expert manipulation and should not be believed as presented.

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always been a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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Media’s Beloved “Expert” Eliot Higgins – Wrong Again And Again And Again

3 June 2015 — Moon of Alabama

[Worth reminding ourselves that Eliot Higgins aka Bellingcat, is a fake, promulgating fake news and that BBC Radio 4 gave the faker an unchallenged puff piece interview today, 7 August 2019! WB]

Eliot Higgins aka Brown Moses, the founder of Bellingcat “by and for citizen investigative journalists”, is beloved by NATO media. Higgins is always able to “prove” by amateur “analysis” of open source data that the “bad guys”, just as the U.S. or NATO claim, did indeed do the bad thing that happened. The problem is that Higgins is no expert of anything. He was an unemployed office worker who looked at Youtube videos from Syria and tried Internet searches to find out what weapons were visible in the videos. That is all that made him an “expert”.

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BBC Panorama on anti-semitism: a catalogue of reporting failures

29 July 2019 — Media Reform Coalition

The BBC transmitted an edition of Panorama on 10 July called ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?’, presented by John Ware. It contained allegations that senior Labour figures close to Jeremy Corbyn had interfered with the internal investigations process and that the Party was insufficiently committed to tackling anti-semitism within its own ranks. In response, the Labour Party argued that the programme “was not a fair or balanced investigation. It was a seriously inaccurate, politically one-sided polemic, which breached basic journalistic standards, invented quotes and edited emails to change their meaning. It was an overtly biased intervention by the BBC in party political controversy.”

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Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacks

4 August 2019 — RT

Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacksEliot Higgins. ©REUTERS/Simon Dawson / Tulsi Gabbard. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria.

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