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State Department Troll Farm Receives Huge Cash Infusion

Tue, 2018-02-27 02:02
The U.S. State Department will increase its online trolling capabilities and up its support for meddling in other countries. The Hill reports: The State Department is launching a $40 million initiative to crack down on foreign propaganda and disinformation amid...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-08

Sun, 2018-02-25 22:07
Feb 19 - Internet Marketing - Why Is This Smelly Fish Priceless? Automated Twitter accounts, or trolls, repeated a tweet about a MoA piece on Muller's indictment of "Russian trolls". Funny but not really important. There is interesting news though...
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Syria - The UNSC Mandated Ceasefire Will Not Hold

Sun, 2018-02-25 20:12
Last night the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401 demanding a 30 day ceasefire in all of Syria. The text of the adopted resolution does not seem to be available yet. A copy of the original draft resolution is here....
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The White Helmet Singalong

Sat, 2018-02-24 21:27
The white Helmet singalong by Banjo Marla h/t: Walid
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Syria - The Two East-Ghouta Campaigns - One Is For Liberation, The Other To Save Terrorists

Fri, 2018-02-23 20:35
Daily mortar and missile attacks against the Syrian capital Damascus have been ongoing for years but intensified in recent months. The often quoted Syrian Observatory notes: ... raising to 116 persons at least including 18 children and 14 citizen women,...
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The Rothschild Organ And Octoputin - Projection or Envy?

Thu, 2018-02-22 23:16
The title page of this weeks Economist: bigger Now consider where the meme of the octopus is coming from: The Rothschild banking family of England, Coin’s Financial School, (1894) - bigger At least 26% of the British Economist is owned...
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"Russian bots" - How An Anti-Russian Lobby Creates Fake News

Wed, 2018-02-21 03:15
The U.S. mainstream media are going nuts. They now make up and report stories based on the uncritical acceptance of the outcome of an algorithm they do not understand and which is know to produce fake results. See for example...
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Internet Marketing - Why Is This Smelly Fish Priceless?

Mon, 2018-02-19 19:36
After I promoted Saturday's piece about the Mueller indictment on Twitter some seemingly automated accounts retweeted my promotion. The original piece is about an internet marketing scheme that is supposed to have influenced U.S. elections. It is thus amusing that...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-07

Sun, 2018-02-18 21:35
Feb 12 - On Sending Troops And Bombs At Times Square The U.S. bombs Afghanistan to prevent bombs from going off in Times Square. Meanwhile bombs go off in Times Square to stop the U.S. from bombing Afghanistan. A perpetual...
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Mueller Indictment - The "Russian Influence" Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme

Sun, 2018-02-18 03:09
Yesterday the Justice Department indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency on some dubious legal grounds. It covers thirteen Russian people and three Russian legal entities. The main count of the indictment is an alleged "Conspiracy to Defraud the United States"....
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White House Says <S>Iraq Has WMD</S> Russia Created Cyberattack

Fri, 2018-02-16 16:30
Late last night the White House accused the Russian military of having launched the destructive "NotPetya" malware which in June 2017 hit many global companies: Statement from the Press Secretary In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive...
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Syria - New 'Chemical Weapons' Fake Planned - Chlorine Though Will Not Do

Thu, 2018-02-15 23:35
During the seven years of the war on Syria several accusations were made that the government that it had used 'chemical weapons' against the attacking extremists. The Syrian government denied to have ever released any chemicals. The implausible to murky...
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Consolation Post

Wed, 2018-02-14 20:17
[Some private issues are currently impeding my time for this site. Please bear with me.] - It was long obvious that the U.S. was moving further to the right, but I still did not expect this. A rather main stream...
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On Sending Troops And Bombs At Times Square

Mon, 2018-02-12 23:46
“You guys want me to send troops everywhere,” Trump said, according to officials in the Situation Room meeting. “What’s the justification?” “Sir, we’re doing it to prevent a bomb from going off in Times Square,” Mattis replied. Trump’s favorite general:...
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Weekly Review And Open Thread 2018-06

Mon, 2018-02-12 00:52
Feb 5 - Some People Are Fun ... Iran's Rouhani wins the papal sympathy race against Turkey's Erdogan. Feb 6 - Syria - Is The Turkish Attack On Afrin Intended To Split The U.S.-Kurdish Alliance? NSA McMaster is supposed to...
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Syria - Is War With Israel Imminent?

Sat, 2018-02-10 16:29
Around 6 am GMT the Syrian air defense shot downed an Israeli fighter jet that was attacking the country. There is now the chance that a larger war will ensue. (The whole story behind this will surely be covered in...
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A Book On Hizbullah That Deserves Your Attention

Sat, 2018-02-10 15:52
We have often quoted Elijah J. Magnier's reports from Syria and Iraq. His insight and access to the various actors on the ground is unique. Yesterday he posted this request: Elijah J. Magnier‏ @ejmalrai - 7:06 PM - 9 Feb...
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WaPo's Ignatius: "ISIS Is There - When The U.S. Needs It"

Fri, 2018-02-09 23:10
David Ignatius, a CIA and Pentagon mouthpiece writing at Jeff Bezos's blog, stenographs the U.S. claims about yesterday's massacre against local pro-government forces in Deir Ezzor. There is a funny contradiction in his tale. In a first step Ignatius must...
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Syria - U.S. May Have Arranged "Self Defense" Attack On Syrian Government Forces

Thu, 2018-02-08 20:34
Last night the illegal U.S. occupation force in north-east Syria attacked a group of Syrian government aligned troops and their Russian support. The incident happened north-east of Deir Ezzor city on the east side of the Euphrates. The U.S. claims...
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Syria - Is The Turkish Attack On Afrin Intended To Split The U.S.-Kurdish Alliance?

Wed, 2018-02-07 02:33
The successful Syrian army operation to liberate Abu-Duhur airbase left a large enclave (pink) controlled by al-Qaeda and ISIS fighters in east-Hama. Further advances towards Idleb have been halted for now to clean up the cauldron that could otherwise create...
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