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January 09, 2019

Stuff To Read: Integrity Initiative, Skripal, Kaspersky ...

The is no original piece ready to post today, but here are some interesting links:

  • The Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky was contacted by someone who it found to be related to the U.S. National Security Agency. Kaspersky immediately told the NSA about the contact. Following that tip the FBI arrested Harold T. Martin, a NSA contractor who had collected the NSA entire arsenal of digital weapon at is home. Despite that very helpful tip by Kaspersky the U.S. government continues to harass the company and to claim that it was working as an agent of the Russian government.
    Exclusive: How a Russian firm helped catch an alleged NSA data thief, Kim Zettler, Politico


There are several new stories about the Integrity Initiative though still none in any mainstream media.

Apropos Skripal

  • Over several months Rob Slane at The Blogmire did a detailed analysis of the Skripal case and the often contradictory information that officials and media have published. Rob has the advantage of living in Salisbury, where the Skripals were allegedly poisoned. Today he published the summation of his series about the case:
    Summing up the Official Claims in the Salisbury Poisonings: Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting
    Neither Rob nor I have a sound theory of what really happened in Salisbury. There are many possible explanations, but none for which there is sufficient evidence. What we do know is that the British government lied and lies about the case from A to Z.
  • Last but not least a 20 minute video by Prolekult about the (geo-)politics of Brexit and the Skripal mess in Britain. Interestingly Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn seems to be pushing the 'blame Russia' racket just as much as the Conservatives. (Disclaimer - I do not endorse the views of the authors.):
    History is Marching | Part five: The Fall of the British Empire (vid)

Use as open thread ...

Posted by b on January 9, 2019 at 17:58 UTC | Permalink

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@ juliania! lol... all good.. i had heard of those names before, but it is easy enough to get some of these strauss's mixed up! levi, johann and etc. etc., lolol!

Posted by: james | Jan 11 2019 4:36 utc | 101

Jackrabbit says:

I really don't know how any close observer of the Empire can not be at least a little suspicious of the Israeli Christmas attack

i'd say most close observers of the Empire are more than a little suspicious of that attack, but, while suspicion is apparently enough for corrupt politicians to get a FISA warrant, it's not enough for us regular folks to determine, well, much of anything.

Welcome to the rabbit hole

maybe you should get out of your rut, er, i mean rabbit hole, and get some sunlight. they say vitamin d is essential for cognitive function.

Posted by: john | Jan 11 2019 13:50 utc | 102

April 2015 my bank charge card refused my attempt to renew the Kaspersky anti-virus program. I've been flagged ever since as somehow "suspect". So the banks work for the US government, and this since 2015!

Posted by: zen | Jan 11 2019 15:22 utc | 103

@104 zen.. absolutely that is how it works.. visa, mastercard and etc. etc. - all beholden to what the dictator usa says...

Posted by: james | Jan 11 2019 17:43 utc | 104

See also Ben Swann

Posted by: Krollchem | Jan 11 2019 22:08 utc | 105

John Helmer in Moscow has linked to MoA in an article about a recent book about the remarkably similar to current anti Russian moves by the UK back in the 1920s. Its a long read but quite enlightening. Things don’t change is the lesson here.

“The internal documents of Operation Integrity Initiative were first disclosed publicly in November. In addition to the names of the academics on the Institute’s official payroll, the fresh disclosures revealed lists of British fellow travellers and agents of influence. Their job, according to the operational papers, is to amplify secret service fabrications in the mainstream press. The way this megaphone works now isn’t very different from the way Phillips reported from the 1920s archives. Groups of journalists, spies, soldiers, academics and lobbyists are paid to meet regularly for conferences at which they exchange information and publish papers to each other. The job of these media networks is to report the fabricated messages of these meetings; endorse and legitimize each other’s faking; as well as to attack and discredit critical or alternative views. Follow this story in the US-based Moon of Alabama website here and here and here. ”

Posted by: JohninMK | Jan 14 2019 23:43 utc | 106

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