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May 05, 2019

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2019-25

In today's WaPo: Guaidó says opposition overestimated military support for uprising No kidding!

Caitlin Johnstone - Venezuela: Establishment Talking Points Translation Key

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Other stuff:

Tim Shorrock on the North Korean embassy raid:

Did the CIA Orchestrate an Attack on the North Korean Embassy in Spain? - The Nation

A mostly good roundup on the 737 MAX by The VergeRedline - The many human errors that brought down the Boeing 737 MAX. But is this really a 'human error'?

The episode underscores what The Seattle Times found after a review of documents and interviews with more than a dozen current and former Boeing engineers who have been involved in airplane certification in recent years, including on the 737 MAX: Many engineers, employed by Boeing while officially designated to be the FAA’s eyes and ears, faced heavy pressure from Boeing managers to limit safety analysis and testing so the company could meet its schedule and keep down costs.

That pressure increased when the FAA stopped dealing directly with those designated employees — called “Authorized Representatives” or ARs — and let Boeing managers determine what was presented to the regulatory agency.

Who could have known? Capt. Sullenberger: "in this ultra-cost-competitive global aviation industry, when it comes to costs, nothing is more costly than an accident. Nothing."

Bloomberg has a rage against Chinese made computer equipment. A 2018 story, The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies, was denied by everyone involved, including Apple and Amazon who use the Chinese made computers. Recently Bloomberg made claims about a "backdoor" in Huawei equipment: The West Finally Has Its Huawei Smoking Gun. The "backdoor" turned out to be a diagnostics Telnet port on the non-public (LAN) side of some 3G access equipment. A non-issue that was found and fixed in 2011/2012. The always snarky Register responds: Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again - Better ban this gear from non-US core networks, right?

NASA did not renew its contract for rides on the Russian Soyuz missiles to the International Space Station:  Russia to End U.S. Space Station Rides in April, Pressuring NASA. It was not concerned as SpaceX and Boeing were under contract to build new vehicles to transport U.S. astronauts. But now both projects are late and SpaceX just destroyed its crew capsule during a ground test. That will cause more delays. Will the 50% U.S. made space stations no longer have U.S. astronauts?

Bonus:

“The younger generation now tells me how tough things are, give me a break ... I have no empathy” - Joe Biden (video)

Excellent campaign slogan Joe. Excellent:


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Tks b for that Bloomberg update on 'Chinese spy chip' [sic]

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Eric Zuesse:
“Why Only Fools Trust America’s Mainstream ‘News’ Media After the 2003 Invasion of Iraq”

https://southfront.org/eric-zuesse-why-only-fools-trust-americas-mainstream-news-media-after-the-2003-invasion-of-iraq/

Paul Craig Roberts
Only a deranged person could believe anything any Western government says. But the Western world has a huge number of deranged people. There are plenty of them to validate the next official lie. The ignorant fools make it possible for Western governments to continue their policy of lies that are driving the world to extinction in a war with Russia and China.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50390.htm

Posted by: denk | May 10 2019 17:25 utc | 101

Talking about deranged persons, there's an interesting 2016 doco available on the www, made with the blessing of Oliver Stone (The Putin Interviews), called All Governments Lie. It draws inspiration from the truth-telling tradition of I F Stone who devoted his life to exposing, and being a thorn in the side of, abusers of power in the West.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | May 10 2019 19:27 utc | 102

'Only a deranged person could believe anything any Western government says. But the Western world has a huge number of deranged people. There are plenty of them to validate the next official lie. The ignorant fools make it possible for Western governments to continue their policy of lies that are driving the world to extinction in a war with Russia and China.'

I notice for some years now, there'r many 'progressives'embedded in alt medias who peddle the following themes...

China might be the lesser evil, but....
[exhibit donkey]

China is just as evil.
[Exhibit pft
Every MSM agitprop he laps it up with relish,
Uighur gulags, social cred police state, persecution of xtians blah blah blah]

China is much worse than fukus,
[cadlre]

There'r the extreme cases...
China is 100% rotten, fukus only 60%
[example circe]

These aint the only ones, they'r all over the place in UNZ, saker.....
Where do they get their scoop on China ?
Breitbart, Bloomberg, reuter, WARsj, NYT, Economist,FT,.....Guardian !
You get the drift.

They dont sound like fools, nor deranged, what gives ?

What happens to pft, he seems to be awol for some time now.

Posted by: denk | May 11 2019 4:16 utc | 103

FBI on the case in Sri Lanka.

How come pro arsonists CIA/FBI/MI6 always first on the crime scene...to help with investigation ?

Prime suspects double up as investigators ?
Fox guarding the chicken coops ?

No wonder they havent solved any case so far.

Whats there to investigate ?

ISIS [tm] has already owned up, they did it.

At this point, anybody not knowing ISIS=CIA
has better stick with Harry & Potter.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/11/slus-m11.html

Posted by: denk | May 11 2019 14:39 utc | 104

Sri Lanka terrorism.

cui bono ?

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/04/26/who-benefited-from-sri-lankan-tragedy/

Posted by: denk | May 12 2019 5:15 utc | 105

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