by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: This is another Gordon classic, and a challenging read. He does a lot of dot connecting on the current stories, but adds the infamous VT touch of digging back into the roots of who is doing what to whom, and why.
To first time readers, this will be over their heads. VT is graduate level work. Without some good background, the dot connecting does not hold. I do not say that in an egotistical manner, as we are learning here all the time, making corrections based on new or corrected information. It’s what is supposed to happen in the professional Intel world, until the people who want to put their thumbs on the scale come in.
You will see Gordon shine some light on Israel’s deep involvement in the current mayhem, as in “Mayhem be thy name”. The latest is his picking up after some digging that the headline of IS taking credit for the Berlin Christmas attack was delivered via the officers of Ms. Rita Katz, the handler of the various crudely done Osama bin Laden stand-in stream of statements, post 9-11.
Don’t hold your breath on any MSM investigative reporter giving you these not too hard to find loose gems. Most all of the newsrooms have minders to make sure the fake news crown jewels are never exposed as fake on their own networks, which would be the ultimate embarrassment and guaranteed unemployment for whoever goofed.
The media scamming is out of control now. Aleppo was such overkill that we have a chance to do some real damage with it. However, holding attention to the story is going to be a challenge, as we go into Christmas and New Years, and with Trump grabbing more of the airspace. But we will do what we can do, as we always do, for you… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … December 21, 2016 –
The public isn’t being told but the deterioration in trust between the world’s nuclear powers, particularly Israel, the United States, Russia and China, has never pushed the planet closer to annihilation. Because of this, the proposed reset of relations under Trump, between the US and Russia is critical yet everything is being done to block this.
With Russia painted as inheritor to Nazi Germany, burning children alive in Aleppo, children who are in reality cheering in the streets at being freed from terrorist Sharia rule, attempts by Trump to befriend Russia, will be painted as being “soft on genocide,’ albeit “imaginary genocide.”
As to who gains by such a dangerous policy, keeping the US and Russia at the edge of war, doesn’t take much brainpower. We are looking at Israel, a nation surprisingly comfortable at the possibility of an ISIS-dominated monstrosity from Golan to Iran, 80-million strong with obvious nuclear ambitions, on its border. In fact, Israel has done everything possible to make certain this dreaded reality, an Islamic State capable of crushing the Jewish nation, becomes a reality.
Were one to have access to the real narrative which differs considerably from the one the general public receives through the MSM, Israel’s backing for ISIS, periodic air support, intelligence sharing, communications/command and control functions and operational planning, one of the worst kept secrets in the world, helps put the media war on Russia in perspective.
It was some time ago that the media was recognized as a security threat. By “threat” one has to reassess what it is that is to be defended and what can be threatened by an “uncontrolled narrative,” or in other words, “the truth.”
Here one transcends simple conspiracy theory. The reality supported by such a hypothesis encompasses a world where propaganda and terrorism are no more than tools serving what has been referred to, out of oversimplification, as a “globalist agenda.”
Are we simply looking at banks and corporations or something more sinister, environmental manipulation and even thought control?
As to “thought control,” I don’t think the jury is still out on this one whatsoever, as recent events have proven beyond any doubt. Let’s look at just one aspect, one spoken of only recently but which has been with us for some time now, and that’s “fake news.”
Listen carefully, this concept is not going to be easy for any but the best trained. Fake news was created in order to augment the “real” fake news, the MSM, and to “inoculate” not just the electorates, as though votes really count at all, something we will touch on in a bit, and decision makers as well.
By “inoculate,” I mean to create a mindset that prevents, in the case of decision makers, learning that intelligence agencies are and always have been criminal cabals, and for those who do get it, create such a powerful false narrative that anyone who tried to do something about it would be humiliated as a crank.
Before this capability existed, back when Walter Cronkite ran CBS News for instance, those who would have dismembered the CIA, the Federal Reserve or exposed secret societies were murdered, as we saw in Dallas in 1963.
With any alternative news source radicalized with “sexy” fake news stories, fed to them by the same intelligence agencies that control the MSM, there is no room for investigative journalism, too boring for anyone to care, buried under the flood of sewage that overwhelms the media each day.
Hand in hand, we have manipulated events, sometimes called “false flag terrorism,” which may have a longer history than prostitution as the “oldest profession.” If Cain were to murder Able today, he would certainly have accused the Russians of doing it.
There is truth out there as fictional character Fox Mulder of the iconic television show, X Files often repeats. However, your chance of tripping over the truth has gone from “unlikely” to “not a fat chance”, as is said in the vernacular. We’re going to talk about Syria today, and some regional issues, attacking how far not just rumors and fake news have strayed from reality but how, in actuality, the western narrative, call it NATO or Washington or whatever, is not just divorced from truth, but is divorced from reality as well.
There is a reason to approach this problem as though it mattered. We are at a point where the lies are going to kill us all. During the past 10 days, the narrative out of the West describing mass rapes, genocide and medieval torture on an unimagined scale has overloaded the world’s humanity. By “unimaginable” I should well have said “imaginary,” as that is the term that applies. You see, none of it is true.
The city of Aleppo was freed, not conquered. Since 2012, Aleppo had been under the rule of what had initially been Syrian rebel forces, some genuine patriots, some bought by Saudi cash and CIA/Mossad promises. Many in Aleppo backed them, then at least, many but how many we will never know.
If Syrian elections can be trusted to any degree, and I have sent election monitors to Syria for to ascertain just that, the residents of Aleppo never wanted nor needed to be part of a colour revolution at the hands of what eventually was exposed as world organized crime.
Let’s start diverging from the popular narrative here, being as accurate as possible. This is important that we do this, and as I had stated before, more important than many might guess. By January 2014, the moderate rebel factions had become embroiled in a full scale conflict with, and we will oversimplify here, the two major extremist groups, Jabat al Nusra, described in the west as “al Qaeda” and ISIS.
By the summer of 2014, the city of Aleppo was under rule of al Qaeda and with that, under the most severe form of Sharia Law imaginable. Reports now flooding in, though unpublished in the West, speak of hands being chopped off, of abuses of all kinds, where religious law wielded by terrorists and foreign mercenaries led to the debasement and exploitation of a city of what was once over 2 million, and where the East side got the worst of it all.
Overseeing it all, according to the Times of Israel, was a command center working hand in hand with the al Qaeda terrorists, staffed by American, Israeli and other nationals. Augmenting these public reports, whether accurate or not, is private intelligence from March 2014 that tells of the US exfiltrating an American team from well inside Syria, the Delta Force sent in to prevent the Syrian Army from capturing those responsible for planning ISIS operation in Syria and Iraq.
An analysis of operational planning used by ISIS in retaking Palmyra in December 2016 has presented “slam dunk” evidence of the melding of ISIS with command and control functions that could only have been supplied by the United States, carefully timed to the Aleppo “lie onslaught.”
Let us remember that, according to the US, “al Qaeda” is and has been the center of all evil in the world and is, as the narrative goes, responsible for the attacks on the US on 9/11. There is a competing narrative that describes al Qaeda as a CIA operation, inheritor of the Mujahedeen mantle.
You see, the Mujahedeen, and I have met most of their leaders along with those in the American and Pakistani security services that helped form organize, arm and train this group, was tasked with removing Russia from Afghanistan. As to why, we can discuss this and the international narcotics trade and the CIA’s role in that effort, at some other time.
I have reviewed the real history of supposed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and have talked extensively with such as Lee Wanta and General Hamid Gul, whose interactions with bin Laden were personal and extensive. They describe a bin Laden closely allied with the US who traveled freely under cover identities and who was often in the United States for well documented conferences while the world was supposedly hunting him down.
Why are we going over old history like this? You say that if this can be true then the entire narrative of 9/11 might well be false and that the stories about Saudi and Israeli teams being behind a 9/11 that conforms more with reality and physical laws might fit events better than blaming bin Laden?
There is only one confirmed statement by bin Laden regarding 9/11 and that was made on September 24, 2001. From a CIA report accessed through the Freedom of Information Act:
- “I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.”
- “Neither I had any knowledge of these attacks nor I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people. Such a practice is forbidden ever in the course of a battle.”
There are no other statements attributable to bin Laden who, over the subsequent years, appeared short and fat, African appearing and eventually on audio tapes, which were only accessible via Mossad asset Rita Katz and SITE Intelligence, a popular source of fake news and wild propaganda that was allowed to enter the popular narrative. Katz has spoken to America’s congress on more than one occasion, and was a regular adviser to President Bush (41).
What Katz proved is that — backed by the CIA and Mossad, and their partnership with the drug cartels of Columbia and Mexico and their own production in Afghanistan, providing 95% of the world’s processed heroin — wars can be staged, governments overthrown and reality engineered on a scale Orwell never imagined.
This leads us to the heart of the matter, somewhere I have avoided going for obvious reasons. At every turn, we are going to find Israel waiting for us, not the Israel of Exodus, the fictional narrative written by Leon Uris, or America’s “steadfast friend” in the Middle East, but the real Israel, an apartheid state with a 6-decade history of ethnic cleansing and preemptive wars.
This is also the Israel that has powerful friends in Washington and London, even in Moscow; an Israel that really does control the world’s gambling and human trafficking, the central banks of most nations including the United States and Britain, and openly manipulates the world’s media.
If you are reading lies and subjected to a narrative in popular entertainment that fosters hatred, any cursory examination leads you to that special country in the Middle East.
And if you acknowledge these facts, you will be called anti-Semitic, subjected to smears, ruined financially or even murdered. They might even send WikiLeaks after you, another source of endless false narrative. In 2010, former national security advisor to President Jimmie Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, director of the Council on Foreign Relations, named WikiLeaks as an intelligence front. Today, Russia is denying it hacked American computers and rigged an election.
Everyone knows that it is Israel that had the most to lose with Hillary Clinton’s certain election, not Russia. After all, it’s Israel that gets $30 billion in aid from the US each year (including all forms from the US and AIPAC), payment for undermining US foreign policy; and that Hillary Clinton had the kind of power to shut down those funds that Barack Obama never had.
America’s 2004 election was hacked, and the man who did it for GOP operative Karl Rove, was murdered before he could testify before a grand jury. Russia was never accused of involvement then, as Rove and Cheney were closely aligned with Israel only, not Russia, so why is Russia being accused now, when it is Israel again that has so much to gain from a Trump presidency?
This is where we get into the dangerous area we had spoken of earlier. I could outline ad nauseam the false narrative of Aleppo. I could say Aleppo is “liberated” just as so many others say that Aleppo has “fallen.” Words were, it seems, created to disinform and deceive.
I could provide even more background, from my own experiences in Iraq, tracing oil exports from 2005-2007. Up to 40% of all oil exports by Iraq between 2004 and 2009 were never paid for, loaded onto BP and Exxon tankers in the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean.
Similarly, the “war on drugs” the US has waged in Afghanistan, taking that nation from 0% of world heroin production to 95%, while spending billions on opium eradication efforts, is the most colossal failure or success, depending on how you look at it, in history. In each case, in all cases, that which can be proven — that which normally would be impossible to ignore — is denied, buried behind fake narrative, fake news, conspiracy theories, and veiled in incident after incident of what must be accepted as false flag terrorism.
Simplifying it all, is the new type of reporting we see in Aleppo.
The majority of the news, were we to call it that, published by the MSM is opinion, backed by rumor or unverified reports, and invariably sourced to organizations like the White Helmets, an NGO established to manage news reports and smuggle weapons, or the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, a man living over a noodle shop in Coventry, England, who simply “makes it all up.”
Thus, when live video shows parades and celebrations, the MSM tells of children buried in rubble or being “burned alive.” Every dead terrorist is a civilian or aid worker, every bombed command center becomes a hospital or school; while western backed terrorists have murdered, using their own numbers mind you, up to 600,000, a figure that grows each day like a cancer.
That other reality, that there has been no moderate opposition since January 2014 and that the United States has been providing not only advanced weapons but command and control and even air cover to al Qaeda and ISIS for almost 3 years, is a reality the people of Syria and Iraq know only too well.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War who has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues, and is a senior editor and chairman of the board of VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
Beautifully said — Eva takes on the media lies.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.