US govt-sponsored website Bellingcat disrupts MH17 trial in Netherlands

2 January 2021 — The Grayzone

Bellingcat has attacked defense attorneys and smeared witnesses in the trial over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Is it being used by Western intelligence services to steer the case in a particular direction?

(This report was originally published at Eric van de Beek’s personal website.)

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OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal

7 December, 2020 — Grayzone

OPCW Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Exclusive: Documents obtained by The Grayzone show that OPCW executives privately criticized the manipulation of a Syria chemical weapons probe, and supported a dissenting veteran inspector. One official, however, feared helping the “Russian narrative.” These private admissions further expose the public whitewash of the Douma cover-up, and undermine the ongoing attacks on the whistleblowers who challenged it.

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Questions for BBC on new White Helmets podcast series attacking OPCW whistleblowers

30 November 2020 — Grayzone

A new BBC podcast, “Mayday,” uses smears, gaping omissions, leaps of logic, and factual errors in a desperate attempt to repair the image of late White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier, and discredit the OPCW inspectors who challenged a cover-up of their Syria chemical weapons probe. Mayday’s producer has failed to answer the following questions.

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Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing

10 June 2020 — The Grayzone

Wikipedia deprecated The Grayzone censorship

On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia’s guidelines.

By Ben Norton

This is part 1 in a series of investigative reports on the systemic problems with Wikipedia. Read part 2 here: “Meet Wikipedia’s Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO


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The Question Of Evidence When Governments Push Political Narratives

24 May 2020 — One World

The Question Of Evidence When Governments Push Political Narratives

Today, in the background of the risk of world conflict and threat to health and our way of life arising from Covid-19, it’s never been more important to be sceptical and understand evidence. Earlier in my career, I used to adjudicate financial disputes between two parties, weigh up the evidence, and decide the most likely scenario. So, in terms of what’s going on in the world, I’m interested in narratives which are open to challenge and the thinking and motives of those in power, the media, and experts behind them. And particularly how the public watching and listening process these messages.

Latest MH17 Documentary By SBU Whistleblower Shares Some Shocking Truths

4 January 2020 — One World
By Andrew Korybko American political analyst

Latest MH17 Documentary By SBU Whistleblower Shares Some Shocking Truths

The latest MH17 documentary, “MH-17: In Search Of Truth” by Ukrainian SBU whistleblower Vasily Prozorov, shares some shocking truths about that tragedy which strongly make the case that the UK conspired with Kiev to take down that civilian aircraft as part of a preplanned Hybrid War plot against the Donbas rebels that was also intended to frame Russia as the West’s main geopolitical competitor.

Media’s Deafening Silence on Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

29 December, 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation – Medium

Caitlin Johnstone

This is getting really, really, really weird.

WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon that nation from the US, UK and France.

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Exposed: Bellingcat fabricate evidence, deliberately hide documents in new ‘Russian spy plot’

28 November, 2019 — Arms Watch

The UK group caught manipulating data in order to slander actual investigative journalism

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

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One of the documents, which Bellingcat deliberately hides, is a diplomatic note from the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, dated 5 May 2015. The Bulgarian authorities approve a diplomatic flight with weapons from Burgas to Adana in Turkey. The exporter is Emco, LTD, Bulgaria, according to documents from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Bulgaria.

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The Art of Doublespeak: Bellingcat and Mind Control

12 December 2019 — Global Research

By Edward Curtin

In the 1920s, the influential American intellectual Walter Lippman argued that the average person was incapable of seeing or understanding the world clearly and needed to be guided by experts behind the social curtain.  In a number of books he laid out the theoretical foundations for the practical work of Edward Bernays, who developed “public relations” (aka propaganda) to carry out this task for the ruling elites.  Bernays had honed his skills while working as a propagandist for the United States during World War I, and after the war he set himself up as a public relations counselor in New York City. 

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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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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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