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NEO – Syria, Fake News, Fake War and Fake Everything

Pizza Gate was another example of how easily the public could be manipulated

… by Gordon Duff, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

[ Editor’s note: It was time for Gordon to do one of his retrospective dot connectors. It is not that we are running out of current news; but because after years of covering a story, its beginning, middle and ending can get blurred.

We also like to keep pointing out how quickly mainstream media seems to forget, as they never put much effort into retrospection, even though it is easier to see what and why things were done after a few years, which makes you more aware of what is going on now.

I fear some of this is due to the unpleasant reality of their thinking that the public has no retention, so that effort would be wasted. Under the massive perception management assault we all endure, more and more people reject anything and everything that conflicts with what they want to believe.

Fewer readers are really searching for information and truth, but for validation of what they already believe. Fox News can explain the psychology to you in detail.

That sad state of affairs emanated from one of the early artificial intelligence studies. A computer was programmed to talk to interviewees and answer their questions. The purpose was to expose the weaknesses and improve the programming.

But what the system did was always repeat back what the participant asked, and then posed another question back to the participant; and this same process was repeated, for hours even. The scientist was astounded to see subjects loving the experience; and what he discovered was going on was that they loved being validated; they loved having their thoughts and words repeated to them over and over, and having the illusion of talking to someone/something that “understood them”.

This was quickly jumped on by the crowd manipulators as one of their main perception management tools, and with all the google profiling available as to what people’s interests are, this information is a goldmine for political operators who use it extensively in not only finding supporters, but keeping them revved up, and inexpensively, too. We are becoming plantation critters to them, in a literal senseJim W. Dean ]


Al-Bab was quite a psyops

– First published … March 7, 2017 –


Gosh, their always being masked is just a hint they want to hide who they are

On February 24, 2016, Turkey announced that it took the Syrian city of al Bab when ISIS resistance mysteriously collapsed. The day before, Veterans Today published a story, based on a live interview on the ground at al Bab, that Turkey had just loaded 950 ISIS fighters on trucks and was moving them north, into Turkey for redeployment to al Raqqah.

Based on this evidence and a strange battle narrative that had made little sense tactically, this deception by Turkey fits the Erdogan profile. Turkey has always coveted a buffer zone in Northern Syria and had, as it seems, used their own military to seize it some time ago, as our sources confirmed.

Now, as part of a coalition between Russia, Iran, Syria and themselves, they staged a battle in order to occupy Northern Syria officially. This may well be why the Syrian Arab Army is moving forces north and east to block Turkey from moving further into Syria, rather an attack Idlib or retake Palmyra.

What we are seeing is continued deception, not just in Syria but Iraq as well. But let’s look at the concurrent move by the Trump administration. President Trump had said reports damning Syria, who was actively fighting ISIS where others were, were largely fake news. One key example has been chemical warfare.

Here is another story that was buried and for good reason, because it is tied to a deception about Syria’s use of chemical weapons and how Israel was party to fabricating proof about these accusations, which are being taken to the United Nations Security Council this week by the US under orders of President Trump, a violation of his promises to not only voters but Russia as well. From SyriaNews, May 22, 2013:

“Syrianews managed to confirm the news we received a couple of days ago that a Syrian Navy boat destroyed an Israeli submarine off the Syrian coast at 150 meters depth on 02 May 2013 around 2 – 2:30 am. We were not told the type or size of the submarine but we were confirmed it was destroyed.

Israeli Dolphin Sub

In the details we managed to get: the enemy object was detected and orders were given to one of the nearby boats to destroy it which they did with a torpedo (not told which type), then it was monitored sinking until landing on the seabed off the coast.

A heavy movement of Syrian Army helicopters was observed over the site where the submarine was destroyed.

It’s not the first time Syrian Navy engage with enemy and hostile objects. At the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian Navy spotted a German navy ship on a reconnaissance mission and harassed it away, a German minister then complained of the Syrian Navy acts claiming the ship was not spying, just listening and collecting information!”

What the story doesn’t tell is that the submarine with 84 onboard, went down with teams of IDF commandos who had been in Syria placing radio repeaters disguised as rocks. The repeaters were later used to send out messages “in the clear” misattributed to the Syrian Army, “confessions” of the use of Sarin gas. Evidence from these Israeli repeaters was presented to the UN after the August 2013 Sarin attack in Ghouta that killed 1000.

Now the United States under Trump is trying to renew these long ago exposed fake charges and pile on more. We might add that Russia tried repeatedly to introduce evidence on this Sarin case and subsequent uses of mustard and chlorine gasses by not only ISIS but US backed rebels as well. The FSA went so far as to post video on YouTube showing them using gas projectiles in Syria but seemingly the CIA can’t crack into YouTube.

Jeffrey Silverman after one on his beatings by US contractors, angry over his reporting

We can go further, correspondent Jeffrey Silverman, Georgia Bureau Chief for Veterans Today and featured contributor for New Eastern Outlook, investigated a US facility in Tbilisi, Georgia, funded by USAID and built by Bechtel Corporation.

Silverman got plans of a US lab, called the Lugar Laboratory, named after a famous American politician, formerly called the National Reference Laboratory of Georgia. According to plans for the facility that Silverman received from sources and subsequently published and statements by employees there, the US had built a bio-chemical weapons facility.

A subsequent investigation showed how American corporate security operating in Georgia, working with the security services of Ukraine and Turkey, had moved chemical weapons to Syria where they were deployed by ISIS with the assistance of officers from the military of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

In December, 2014, I met with the Syrian Ministry of Justice in Damascus and reviewed his records on this issue including reports of a Syrian Spetsnaz attack on a production and storage facility in Northern Syria and the results of that attack which included captured Turkish, Saudi and Qatari military officers and considerable documentation and physical evidence of chemical weapons deployment.

This evidence has repeatedly been offered to the United Nations, the evidence has been made available to the press, and the intelligence services of the United States most certainly. We also know that President Trump has had all of this made available to him and that he is aware of the “Lugar Lab” in Tbilisi and Israel’s role, aided by the Coventry UK based Syrian Human Rights Observatory and the Reuters News Agency, in a disinformation campaign against Syria.

Lugar Lab dedication, with the man himself. Little did he know what it was going to be used for

Let’s look at issues of the massive amounts of military equipment terrorists have received. We are aware that units of the Syrian Army joined the rebels and took equipment with them including tanks, artillery and missile launchers. We are also aware that, when ISIS took Mosul, they captured tanks, Humvee’s and much more.

However, the fleets of Toyota Hilux “technical” with reinforced suspension and gun mounts are something else. These vehicles were delivered, already armed and converted, to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. With the hundreds of these units that have been captured or destroyed, no one has ever recorded the serial numbers of a single truck.

Similarly, when al Qaeda shows up with the latest TOW and Stinger missiles, in new shipping containers labeled “Raytheon Corporation/USA” nothing is said about that as well.

Then there is the issue of drones. In 2012, the Turkish Army signed a contract with Israel, despite bans put in place after the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, to buy drones. Though many of the drones ISIS uses are commercially available and supplied to them by, well we don’t really know who, do we, some of them carry weapons and are of the same type as those delivered by Israel to Turkey. Imagine that.

Then there is the US military air facility inside Jordan and the C130 aircraft without markings that are on the runway. In addition, US Special Forces have at least two airfields inside Syria, reported by mainstream news media but quickly forgotten, even visited by one CNN reporter, but when those facilities are used to drop supplies to ISIS, as is alleged by the Iraqi government, they suddenly vanish, from the media at least.

As President Trump relies on media that republishes these stories and uses material like this as his basis for attacking the mainstream media as fake, and rightly so, why does he not include this information in his policies as well, seeking redress?

What we have is broad support for terrorism by the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and the Gulf States, so obvious it can’t be ignored, so illegal, so heinous, one might think something should be done.

When Israel simply walks away from having a submarine sunk, and starts a multi-year deception of paying off families of the dead, silencing them, and repainting hull markings to cover the loss, as we have also confirmed, what else is being done?

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”



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17 Responses to "NEO – Syria, Fake News, Fake War and Fake Everything"

  1. joetv  March 8, 2017 at 10:03 am

    It is a rule in sales to “always” answer a question with a question. An easy way lead one, and to dull an argument or debate. Of course lawyers have improved the “rule” using it with great effectin cross recross.

  2. joetv  March 8, 2017 at 9:17 am

    The MSM is not very retrospective. They will print a page 1 major press release at the behest of the FBI, and based solely on a phone call, in an attempt to wreck someones career, or much worse. When it doesn’t work because it was based on a lie maybe a retraction is printed somewhere deep in the paper in an obscure corner. that’s about as retrospective as they care to get. Forced retrospect, I guess.

  3. Gordon Keeble  March 8, 2017 at 7:50 am

    In emacs: M-x doctor

    I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
    you are finished talking, type RET twice.

    That sad state of affairs emanated from one of the early artificial intelligence studies.

    Is it because sad state of affairs emanated from one of the early artificial intelligence studies that you came to me?

    A computer was programmed to talk to interviewees and answer their questions.

    You have your mind on computers, it seems.

    The purpose was to expose the weaknesses and improve the programming.

    Why do you say that?

    But what the system did was always repeat back what the participant asked, and then posed another question back to the participant; and this same process was repeated, for hours even.

    Does it bother you that what the system did was always repeat back what the participant asked and then posed another question back to the participant and this same process was repeated for hours even?

    The scientist was astounded to see subjects loving the experience; and what he discovered was going on was that they loved being validated; they loved having their thoughts and words repeated to them over and over, and having the illusion of talking to someone/something that “understood them”.

    When did you first know that they loved being validated they loved having their thoughts and words repeated to them over and over and having the illusion of talking to someone something that understood them?

  4. Nephre  March 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Strange. Gordon seems to imply that the Comet Pizza thing is “fake news?” Not sure why the images were tacked on. Michael Shrimpton disagreed at least. Odd, it appears that among all you former spooks, you don’t actually read a lot. It’s clear there is a direct line of corruption, first identified clearly by John DeCamp in “The Franklin Cover Up” (then later aped in “The Franklin Scandal”) wherein the fact is, deviate sexual preferences are used as a means of political control for the elite. The principal mechanism for sustaining that practice is the stealing of children. The evidence – as gathered now from many sources, suggests that Comet Pizza was apparently a hub for that kind of activity – whether directly or indirectly. But you call it “fake?” This is equivalent to Michael Shrimpton’s maintaining his posture on the middle east – totally untenable and sustained by ignoring the facts apparently. I’m really hoping for an explanation for these obvious hypocrisies.

  5. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  March 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    “Sad, Very Sad” (quoting Trump) — especially when JWD deems 2013 history to be a “retrospective”… ;-).

    IF Trump could read, he might read this stuff. Fortunately for us, McMaster can read. ;-).

  6. LC  March 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Mr. Duff:::::

    Looks like PizzaGate was REAL & it was reason for knocking out General Flynn so he stop digging it!!!!!



    BTW:::::: something very funny with VT website?????? pages don’t stop running & jumping???? any ideas why????

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  March 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      LC: Your Kutcher video on human trafficking has little to do with PizzaGate — Hillary & Podesta’s supposed sausage pizza with NO sausage (i.e., NO proof). Damn! I want a refund. ;-).

      Sure, pedophilia, pedophilia blackmail rings & human trafficking are real. VT covered it first (or almost first). But perps are certainly not confined solely to Dummycrooks or Republithugs. To know about pedophilia blackmail rings, please re/read VT articles on Scalia’s murder.

      BTW, after VT’s stories on what’s happening in DC+, VT experienced multiple DDoS attacks.

    • Nephre  March 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Dear Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta
      There is much more evidence presented by various online reporters of events at Comet Pizza. Given the flavor of news at VT – for example – the phony shootings in Orlando – it is also reasonable to assume that the shooting that went on at Comet Pizza was a planned distraction to ensure that anyone who focused there was a nut. I have little doubt of it. You’re right – there is no proof – no photos of presidents having sex with animals. Were you expecting there to be? I was not. I am expecting evidence – piles of it – and there it is. A place that uses symbology for its logo which the FBI has already deemed “indicative” of heinous pursuits. Their combination of the appearance of being “kid friendly” while at the same time featuring openly lascivious bands and art is also “indicative.” And even if we did have the photos, in this day and age, would anyone believe that they were real? But, I do suggest you read the former (Rep) Senator from Nebraska’s book, “The Franklin Cover Up” to gain any real insight. But you’re right – if you focus close enough on the canvas – all one ever sees is the pixels. I guarantee however, there is a whole picture and it is a frightening and ugly one.

    • Nephre  March 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      A follow on: Dear Dr. Susta – look here:


    • LC  March 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm


  7. brabantian  March 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Speaking of very fake news, we once again have media drooling over more Captain Obvious ‘revelations’ from anti-9-11-truth hoaxer Julian Assange

    Assange so well known as a fake in gov circles, even EU officials laugh about how Assange is not really ‘living in a closet at the London Ecuador Embassy’ as he claims … the UK police only watch the place so they can move Assange in & out for his balcony photos & meetings

    It was known 10 years ago from real whistle-blowers that intel can & does spy using all digital tech gear, this new Wiki dump is just more of the same … trying to make Assange look legitimate despite Brzezinski & Netanyahu blurting out he is fake, as VT has covered … Assange in the hoaxing trio with Dick Cheney’s pal in Russia Eddie Snowman & ex-gay-p-rnography seller & Rothschild employee Glenn Greenwald … It’s funny how V Putin openly hints that his guest, smirking Snowden, is fake, but few outside of VT pick up the hint

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  March 7, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Brabantian: Damn! Assange is fake news? “Say it ain’t so, Joe!” ;-).

    • Nephre  March 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      But again – VT claims to have a number of ex-spooks in their employ. So what are you doing for us now? You say that Assange is “fake” – but what if he is not _entirely_fake_. What have your prodigious powers of spookery done to help those of us who haven’t made a career of lying understand the dimensions of the likely “limited hangout*” Given that you guys know all these terms – the first of which I did not learn here – false flag – these terms are very useful. Probably many other terms are too – coming from operations research. So as this is theoretically your bailiwick – why aren’t you then providing the whole of your analytical framework such that we – the unwashed – could help decode it. After all, I assume that with the limits of the truth, there is some sort of information optimization algorithm that you employ to work against the odds of information being false or deliberately misleading. Where is that? Are you going to share it? I don’t think being snide about a lay audience is legitimate nor very professional. Mom always said that if a person takes too long to explain what they’re about, it means they likely have no idea what they’re talking about. Indeed, it is the hallmark of the true professional that he can explain himself in very simple terms. So what is it? I am not sensing a clear or coherent view here.

      *A term I learned with gratitude here at VT.

  8. wjabbe  March 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    There are about 200 countries, so why does that tiny one in the middle east demand all the attention? It was reported on Breit that Trump called Netanyahu yesterday and talked about anti semitism and the Iran threat, Also Aol reported all 100 US Senators signed a document expressing outrage at claims of threats against Jewish community centers. Why all this government time on one religious based country? Isn’t it blatantly unfair and discriminatory to all other countries for our elected non representatives to show so much favoritism to this one religious based country when we purport to be a pluralistic country which respects all religions? What about equal time for all, not favors for selfish special loud mouth bullies? Could it be that they have either paid for or threatened our Congress to receive special favors? Tell them to get in line, and at the back of the line, not barge in the middle of the line.

    • wjabbe  March 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      It is also very likely that the issue of moving the embassy to Jerusalem came up. This gives bully Netanayhu an opportunity to promote WWIII while we lowly American taxpayer couldn’t even get a letter read by Trump let alone talk to him about our legitimate concerns. This favoritism to Israel is totally unfair to all Americans and must be stopped. End all aid and money to them immediately and do not risk WWIII by moving the embassy, They seek to control the debate in such a way that any criticism of them is labeled anti s. This is why we should not have countries based on religious mythology.

    • wjabbe  March 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Isn’t an investigation of every member of Congress, the Supreme Court and Executive Branch to see if any of them have had any form of pressure from any other country, especially bully Israel, to possibly compromise their independent votes or statements or attitudes on any business of America? Such an investigation could only be performed by citizens empowered with all grand jury powers, not the usual lying lawyers who are totally corrupted. It appears our government has been hi jacked by a foreign country while nothing is being done about it.

    • Allesandro  March 8, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Have you heard the expression “Money-to-money, shit to the dummie”

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