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February 06, 2021

New York Times Editors Lie, Obfuscate Facts, To Reinforce Their False Russia Narrative

It is amusing to what extent the editors of the New York Times resort to lying in their attempts to portray the incarceration of the right wing racist Alexei Navalny as a best thing that happened since the invention of sliced bread.

Today's editorial is as delusional as it can get.

Aleksei Navalny Is Resisting Putin, and Winning
The opposition leader was sentenced to prison, but he has mobilized a vast movement that’s not done growing.

Beyond being delusional the editorial is full of lies and disinformation:

A Russian court on Tuesday opened a new and fateful stage in the gripping power struggle between Aleksei Navalny, Russia’s tough-talking and internet-savvy opposition leader, and President Vladimir Putin, by sentencing Mr. Navalny to his first serious stint in prison.

On the face of it, this would appear to be a clear victory for Mr. Putin, who has effectively proclaimed himself president for life.
...
But in this David v. Goliath saga, the 44-year-old Mr. Navalny has succeeded through raw courage and perseverance in putting Mr. Putin on the defensive. The imprisonment was Mr. Navalny’s move. Mr. Putin had tried for years to give him only brief sentences to avoid making him a martyr.
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The Kremlin attempted to give the court proceedings a veneer of legitimacy by moving them to a large courtroom in central Moscow and allowing Mr. Navalny to do all the talking he wanted to. But the outcome was preordained: Mr. Navalny was accused of violating parole from a 2014 conviction that the European Court of Human Rights had debunked as “arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable.” The accusation served to underscore the main reason Mr. Navalny couldn’t make the requisite visits to the authorities: Evidence suggests he was nearly poisoned to death in August by the secret police. He was subsequently evacuated to Germany.

The sentence in bold is an outright lie. On January 17 the Russian Foreign Ministry relayed a statement (in English!) by the Moscow Directorate of Russia's Federal Penitentiary Service which debunked that claim:

Earlier, on 30 December 2014, Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow sentenced Mr. Navalny to serve 3 years and 6 months in prison and pay a fine of 500 thousand rubles on the charges of fraud and money laundering. The court ruled the sentence to be suspended with a 5-year probation term. On August 4, 2017, Simonovsky District Court of Moscow extended Mr. Navalny’s probation period by twelve more months.

However, Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia has registered multiple violations of the probation terms by Mr. Navalny during the year 2020; namely, Mr. Navalny has failed to check in for registration at the Department of Corrective Services of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s Moscow Directorate twice a month as per the assigned schedule. There were two registration appointments missed in January 2020, and one in each of the following months: February, March, July and August, 2020. Last time Mr. Navalny checked in with the Department of Corrective Services was on August 3, 2020. All this time the Department of Corrective Services has been warning Mr. Navalny that these violations could lead to his suspended sentence being revoked and replaced with an actual prison term.

Department of Corrective Services suspended the requirement for Mr. Navalny to check in for registration for the duration of his treatment at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany. However, Charité Hospital’s official statements indicated that Mr. Navalny’s treatment there was completed on September 23, 2020. Later, Mr. Navalny confirmed this fact in a notification he sent to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia. In the apparent absence of any valid reasons Mr. Navalny has not appeared for any of the regular check-in appointments with the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia from October 2020 until the end of his probation period, thus violating the probation terms again.

Either the editors of the New York Times do not know the facts or they are avoiding them because they do not fit their narrative:

It was Mr. Navalny in the glassed-in prisoner’s dock. But it was Mr. Putin and his corrupt cohort who were on trial behind the army of riot police officers gathered in central Moscow to prevent the sort of mass protests across all of Russia that followed Mr. Navalny’s return to his country on Jan. 17. “Hundreds of thousands cannot be locked up,” Mr. Navalny declared from court to his millions of followers on social media. “More and more people will recognize this. And when they recognize this — and that moment will come — all of this will fall apart, because you cannot lock up the whole country.”

There were, at max, some 40,000 people protesting all over Russia when Navalny returned. Many of those were school children. In total there were way less protesters than on other occasions.

Nina Byzantina @NinaByzantina - 15:11 UTC · Jan 23, 2021

Neon sign on the building above these anti-govt protesters in Russia reads: “Circus: trained animals.” Yes, yes they are.


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The following week less than half took again to the streets. Navalny's organization has since stopped all calls for further demonstrations. They know that no one would follow them. The "vast movement" the NYT claims to see does not exist.

Massive police repression and winter frosts may quell the demonstrations. But the vast movement Mr. Navalny has mobilized is quantitatively different from earlier opposition forces, and still growing. The opposition now has 40 offices across Russia, and most of its millions of followers are young people who have not challenged the Kremlin before. Among people ages 18 to 24, Mr. Putin’s popularity has slid from 36 percent in December 2019 to 20 percent.

The last sentence is an outright and intentional lie. The link provided goes to a Washington Post story which does not include any such numbers.

There are however fresh poll numbers from Russia. The New York Times ignores these because, again, they do not fit its narrative:

Something has changed, we are told again and again. After two decades of misrule, Russians are getting increasingly fed up with Vladimir Putin and his ‘regime’. The recent protests caused by the arrest of Alexei Navalny are just the tip of the iceberg, underneath which is a huge wave of dissatisfaction just waiting to burst loose.

But is it?
...
To answer that question, we turn to the Russian sociological organization known as the Levada Centre. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, Levada has been doing surveys for a long time, so one can compare data over a prolonged period. And second, Levada is well known for its liberal, anti-government orientation, and so cannot in any way be accused of biasing its surveys to favour the Russian state.

Today, Levada published its latest set of indicators. So, let’s take a look at these, starting with the one that everybody is always interested in – Vladimir Putin’s approval rating.

This records that when asked the question ‘do you approve of Vladimir Putin’s activities as President?’, 64% of respondents said yes. That’s down from 69% in September of last year, but up from the 60% recorded in July at the peak of the first wave of coronavirus.

If there is any reason for Putin to be concerned it is that his approval rating is lower among younger people than older ones. Whereas 73% of people aged 55 or over approve of him, only 51% of those aged 18 to 24 do so. But then again, 51% is still a majority.

The New York Times claims that Putin's popularity with younger people has 'slipped' down to 20%. It deceivingly gives a link, which few will follow, as source of its claim even when the linked page fails to support it. This when current polls show that a majority of Russian youths approve of Putin.

The Times and other 'western' media are constantly and intentionally building a narrative of Russia that has little to do with reality. That is dangerous as the false narrative over time forms the basis of 'western' policy making towards Russia.  When Russia reacts harshly to unrealistic 'western' demands and policies the outcry and disappointment is great. But no lesson is ever learned from it.

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The NYT won't report this.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 2:04 utc | 101

From the link in tungsten Feb 7 2:04 etc
"the attitude of the Securities and Exchange Commission under the past two SEC Chairs, Mary Jo White and Jay Clayton, both of whom hailed from giant law firms representing the largest trading firms on Wall Street. "

Typical muttering of commoners who show their contumely by muttering about Masters of the Universe. Commoners should treat market manipulations like rape -- if you can't do anything about it, lean back and try to enjoy it. [disclamer: NOT MY VIEWS, one thing is that "naked short sales" are somewhat obscene]

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Feb 7 2021 2:51 utc | 102

_K_C_ and gm

Lots of propaganda red flags in the Lindell video. Including/especial anti-China narrative.

IMO theFederalist.com made a better case for election malfeasance.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Feb 7 2021 2:51 utc | 103

Push-back on the leftie Molly Ball (Norm Eisen)/Time mag Deepstate gloat “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” [not to mention "fortified democracy" (gag)] from the righty Alex Newman/New American "Deep State Boasts of “Conspiracy” Against Trump in 2020 Election"

https://thenewamerican.com/deep-state-boasts-of-conspiracy-against-trump-in-2020-election/

Now that they think their anointed is safely enthroned at the White House, the Deep State, through its propaganda mouthpiece Time magazine, is gloating over a “conspiracy” of Big Business, Big Tech, Big Government, Big Labor, and other powerful forces to oust President Trump from office. The behind-the-scenes operation has eerie parallels with “Color Revolutions” staged in foreign lands by the very same operatives who took down Trump.

In a piece by the far-left Time magazine headlined “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” propagandist Molly Ball gloats about it all. “There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs,” she wrote, saying Trump was “right” about the orchestrated plot to oust him. “Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.”

The conspiracy involved “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information,” Ball explained, bragging of her role as their mouthpiece to tell their version of the story without pesky fairness or even any opportunity to comment for victims of the effort.

One example she cited of the “alliance” of conspirators against Trump was a joint statement by the globalist U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the far-left AFL-CIO labor union published on election day. It involved Big Business and Big Labor joining forces to oppose what the propagandist describes, without giving details or evidence, as Trump’s “assault on democracy” — never mind that the true assault on self-government came from the conspirators.

But of course, as Time admits, that alliance between anti-American business bigwigs and far-left labor organizers was just the tip of the iceberg of the anti-Trump machinery that was working to destroy the president. “The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election,” wrote Ball, touting a “loosely organized coalition of operatives” that was mostly on the left but included NeverTrump “conservatives” as well.

Posted by: gm | Feb 7 2021 3:18 utc | 104

Piotr Berman #100

Then from the second report at wallstreetonparade we learn that Citadel comforted Bernanke on his retirement and comforted Yellen just before her recent appointment.

CITADEL is among the most fined players in the nest of thieves:

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, gave an interview to the Cheddar financial news service yesterday. Among those she said she wanted at the Committee’s hearing on the GameStop matter on February 18 are: the Redditor that was hawking the GameStop shares, Keith Gill; the CEO of Robinhood, Vlad Tenev; a representative from GameStop; and “the big boys.” We assume “big boys” mean the hedge funds and investors who had taken both a big short and/or long position in the shares of GameStop.


I bet the SQUAD will exhibit astounding capacity to sell out on this committee or these proceedings.

The dimratss are corrupt to their core.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 3:24 utc | 105

House Financial Services Committee

relevant meeting for popcorn consumers:

February 18 at 12:00 PM ET: The full committee will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.”

February 23 at 10:00 AM ET: The Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy will convene for a virtual hearing entitled: "Dollars against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection."

AOC and her #fraudsquad are on the committee. Watch for whitewash.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 3:35 utc | 106

gm #102

"far left TIME magazine"

Lay off the cool aid man you are looking and sounding like a tout for the loony right.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 3:38 utc | 107

The Lens Of Hypocrisy

From Kookiepedia, the Twee Encyclopaedia

The Lens of Hypocrisy is a creation of the MI6/CIA Laboratories in Newyorktimes, BBCNNistan, which is meant to protect viewers and/or readers from an overdose of facts and truth which might be harmful for them. Facts and truth are addictive and tend to lead those exposed to them into doubting regime change colour revolution attempts, oppose imperialist wars of aggression, and condemn the murder of children by drone strikes. In order to protect them the Lens of Hypocrisy is designed to be placed firmly between facts and truth and the audience.

Design:

The Lens of Hypocrisy works by twisting all facts and truth by 180°, so that, for instance, a blood soaked war criminal who spent eight years bombing seven countries every three minutes is a Nobel Peace Prize "winner", an American instigated Nazi coup in Ukraine becomes a "Russian invasion", Syria defending itself against a horde of jihadi cannibal headchoppers becomes "Assad gassing his own people", a piece of Guano who didn't even stand for election is the "legitimate president of Venezuela", and a racist Quisling and convicted criminal with a sub-2% approval rating is "Putin's greatest opponent" and will inevitably "overthrow him".

Criticism:

It is noted that the lens is not large enough; individuals who move far enough to the left, or even sometimes to the right, receive an overwhelming exposure to reality. Such individuals become almost irredeemably unbrainwashed and potentially Russian bots, trolls, and puppets of Putin. At this time efforts are being urgently made by the Twittergoogle Laboratory in Zuckerbergistan to deal with this problem.

Posted by: Biswapriya Purkayast | Feb 7 2021 4:08 utc | 108

gm @102, uncle tungsten @105

Don't forget the 'far-left' AFL-CIO, who left their fingerprints on the neck of pretty much every leftist movement in Latin America during the 20th Century and are still at it via their participation in the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) through the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS).

Goes to show just how insane the Overton Window in the US has become.

Posted by: S.P. Korolev | Feb 7 2021 4:32 utc | 109

There is no "far-left" or "far right" any longer in the U$A. It's become a question of pro-democracy or anti-democracy, the right- left debate is more discraction, like racism, socialism and a myriad of other ism's to divide the working classes.

As it's always been, a class-war..

Posted by: vetinLA | Feb 7 2021 4:54 utc | 110

@ Piotr Berman -17

- is that most of the West is at least as corrupt, and aptitude (is it the correct antonym of ineptness?)

Ineptness = Ineptitude. :)

Posted by: RH | Feb 7 2021 5:37 utc | 111

@ Piotr Berman -17

- is that most of the West is at least as corrupt, and aptitude (is it the correct antonym of ineptness?)
Ineptness = Ineptitude. :)

Posted by: RH | Feb 7 2021 5:37 utc | 111

Piotr asked for the antonym, of ineptness, which in fact is aptitude. Something you failed to apply RH.

Posted by: aye, myself & me | Feb 7 2021 6:15 utc | 112

Compare and contrast the treatment of Navalny VS Assange.

The very different treatment of these 2 individuals by the "media" propagandists and government officials says it all.

Posted by: James Cook | Feb 6 2021 14:40 utc | 17

If we succumb to such Russian troll methodology as comparing and contrasting, I would mention the treatment of Jamal Khashoggi. Crown prince and de-facto ruler of a certain kingdom killed a few opponents abroad, and on the home ground, put them en masse in detention, letting them out only after copious ransom, which was kind of rough even by medieval standards. In the West we could hear the sound of crickets. But then his diplomats sliced and diced a well connected journalist, a writer for Washington Post. That actually led to some huffing and puffing, but no social ostracism, and even no sanctions. One could say that trying to be evenhanded and fair, Biden should just forbid exporting weapons to Russia and call it a day.

That would take into account both the lesser severity of Navalny's fate (Khashoggi being dead, the deed was taped by Turks), and the lesser severity of the prohibition, Russia relies on American weapons less than KSA.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Feb 7 2021 6:33 utc | 113

No doubt the NYT narrative appeals to their limited readership, whoever that may be. Meanwhile, in the real world, they are increasingly irreverent.

Remember their grovelling apology editorials apologising for their bogus Agit - Prop coverage of the bogus WMB stories about Iraq prior the at the second Iraq war.

They have learnt nothing and not forgotten anything, like the French Bourbon kings.

Posted by: Paul | Feb 7 2021 7:21 utc | 114

S.P. Korolev #109

Yes, the Overton window concept has been wrenched to the far right. There is no left position in many minds. It will return, perhaps in some distorted form but it will return.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 8:09 utc | 115

The NYT won't report this.

Matt Taibbi did.

"This is for you, Dad": Interview with an Anonymous GameStop Investor
Raised in a family devastated by bubble economics, one Reddit investor saw GameStop as a way to send a message to "cancerous rent-seekers"

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 8:45 utc | 116

Piotr Berman | Feb 7 2021 6:33 utc | 112

Compare and contrast the treatment of Navalny VS Assange.

Lucky for Navalny he has a warm cell. Assanges' warm clothes are still in storage (according to his wife). The heating of the building (Belmarsh) was "broken" earlier.

Posted by: Stonebird | Feb 7 2021 9:10 utc | 117

One cannot but wonder what would have been the treatment meted out to Navalny and his 'supporters' if he were a U.S. citizen acting in the same way within U.S territory. If he had say, called for protests against a government whose legitimacy is questioned and which has imposed draconian measures restricting free speech, and a President whose family have yet to provide convincing answers to questions of corrupt dealings with Ukrainian and Chinese entities? Would he have been subjected to due judicial process for his legal infringements, or would he have been labelled a 'domestic terrorist' and faced the full might of the institutional juggernaut? The 'Navalny Project' is so obviously a futile, failed attempt to stir up domestic sentiment against Putin personally, not the Russian establishment, but the architects of the scheme are backing a lame horse.

Posted by: Spyros Politis | Feb 7 2021 9:53 utc | 118

When I first got onto the www in ~2003, one ongoing source of amusement was the wit of the thoroughly delightful NYT polemicist, Maureen Dowd. She got away with murder in her insightful and incisive critiques on the shortcomings of high-profile political wankers, by putting a humorously speculative spin on them.
I thought all my Christmases had come at once when she was interviewed, live in the studio, by Tony Jones on ABC Lateline circa 2014. The topic was probably her Are Men Necessary book. But the review quickly transformed into a highly entertaining flirt-fest. I can recall wondering if they were playing footsies under the table...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 7 2021 11:20 utc | 119

One of NYT's long-standing peculiarities has been the Paragraph 99 Syndrome. They could completely trash a reputation, then in Par 99 mention the 'other side' of the story. The NYT's Fit To Print reputation began to corrode in the wake of Thomas L Friedman's Moral Equivalence blizzard in the run-up to the Iraq Fake War. I used to follow What's Left (Gowan's wordpres) anti-war blog. He often appended a list of sources of the ammunition for his essays at the foot of each article and NYT Par 99 stuff was a frequent reference - even when its public reputation was tanking.

Mulder & Scully's Truth was Out there. NYT's was Down There.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 7 2021 11:59 utc | 120

As it's always been, a class-war..

Posted by: vetinLA | Feb 7 2021 4:54 utc | 110

Yes, it goes all the way back too. There are two classes, predators and prey. Which do you want to be?

USA makes a fetish of it's predators, social Darwinism, winner-take-all, then wonders why its society is falling apart.

To quote the great Richard Steven Hack: "Morons".

Posted by: Bemildred | Feb 7 2021 12:17 utc | 121

"AOC and her #fraudsquad are on the committee. Watch for whitewash."

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 3:35 utc | 106

That is a good point, that committee meeting should be very informative. I predict a lot of drama, but she needs to shore up her cred. at this point, so maybe courageous-stands-against-long-odds instead.

Posted by: Bemildred | Feb 7 2021 12:26 utc | 122

"far left TIME magazine"

Lay off the cool aid man you are looking and sounding like a tout for the loony right."

-uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 3:38 utc | 107

In case you misplaced your reading glasses, that was a quote from the linked Newman article.

Personally, I've been accused of being on all points of the political spectrum at one time or another. I'm not much for divisive/pejorative political/group labels--I find that people who toss them around casually sometimes have the agenda to divide and polarize groups with common interests to keep them from seeing eye to eye and coming/working together.

Posted by: gm | Feb 7 2021 12:36 utc | 123

Thank you Stonebird. Like your points too.

Thank you James. Spent hours yesterday listening to James Booker. It was like sitting in front of a fire hose. Non stop invention. I had heard the name mentioned, never had the pleasure before.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 7 2021 12:36 utc | 124

Any Graham Hancock fans out there?

Here is a sobering palette-cleanser from a thought-provoking pre-Covid 2019 RT interview of G. Hancock's theories on pre-Younger-Dryas (YD) asteroid/comet fragment "Catastrophy" wiping out advanced civilization (along with the megafauna) in the [particularly]South Americas

https://youtu.be/TzlqpQYU8Go (18 min)

[Look! Up in the Sky! Is the rest of that civilization destroying YD asteroid still up there tracking in the Taurid meteor stream the Earth passes thru each fall?]

Posted by: gm | Feb 7 2021 13:24 utc | 125

There was once a small journal named "Lies of Our Times" dedicated to critiquing the NYT. I subscribed but it folded after only two issues into the sub. Noam Chomsky praised it, his blurb was on the cover. It was something like FAIR's press critique, and had I think some editorial connection with a journal aiming at exposing covert ops---Covert Action Quarterly?

Posted by: steven t johnson | Feb 7 2021 13:55 utc | 126

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putins-once-scorned-vaccine-now-favorite-in-pandemic-fight/ar-BB1drjfv

Simple minded Russophobia might not work anymore. The Deep State will need a new scapegoat to blame.

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 7 2021 14:03 utc | 127

gm | Feb 7 2021 13:24 utc | 125

I am a convinced Younger Dryass, (maybe that shouldn't take two ..ss? and anyway the age group doesn't fit). The impact theory is clear. The evidence is as well, but it is worthwhile to remember that to flash freeze a 1.5 ton mammoth in four to ten minutes maximum, means an incredible drop in temperature. (Time based on undigested food and flowers still in a mammoths' mouth.)

Much less sure about a "super" race, as they visibly haven't left any genetic traces in modern mentalities. But the Clovis people were very sophisticated before they got wiped out.

Timing is important, as there is Apopis to come in 2068, trajectory recalculated from 2029.

I can't really panic about meteorites at the moment as there is still a lot of doom to be found in Covfefe..... Covidiocy.

Make hay while the sun shines?

Posted by: Stonebird | Feb 7 2021 15:32 utc | 128

gm #123

Point taken. My apologies and I have the reading glasses on.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 15:33 utc | 129

Posted by: Spyros Politis - 118

The 'Navalny Project' is so obviously a futile, failed attempt to stir up domestic sentiment against Putin personally, not the Russian establishment, but the architects of the scheme are backing a lame horse.

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the project.

From my perspective, for the last two weeks I have rarely heard an hourly news broadcast on national radio that didn't have some mention of the Navalny circus. The noise may not have the shrill urgency of the media blitz that preceded the liberation of Aleppo, nor does it have the entertainment value of the Skripal miniseries, but still, it certainly feels like saturation fire here on the receiving end.

It's there all the time, droning on in the background like christmas music. You don't pay attention to it, but you hum along. The topic itself, whatever it may be, is of little interest anyway. In any case, it's reassuring that other people are taking care of this issue. Consensus appears universal too, so, hey, count me in, I guess. Whatever. Now back to spectator sports and self contemplation on social media.

Posted by: robin | Feb 7 2021 17:58 utc | 130

All the fake news that’s fit to print ...
Posted by: DG | Feb 6 2021 12:38 utc | 1

All the news that fits the narrative.

Posted by: doofus | Feb 7 2021 18:35 utc | 131

Navalny's enormous ego (or is it stupidity?) is blinding him to the fact that, his usefulness to the Western disinformation machine spent, he may become far more valuable to his handlers dead, as the latest "martyr" of the "Putin mafia". He's playing with fire.

Posted by: Margo Stiles | Feb 7 2021 18:49 utc | 132

"New York Times Editors Lie, Obfuscate Facts, To Reinforce Their False Russia Narrative"

Don't overlook Scott Simon, the Julius Streicher of NPR who, having spent years making up and telling outrageous lies about Russia and about President Putin, has now added lies about China to his Sunday-morning repertoire of mendacity.

Posted by: AntiSpin | Feb 7 2021 20:54 utc | 133

robin | Feb 7 2021 17:58 utc | 130

The FT runs one or two new articles a DAY about Navalny. They are trying to keep the plot going until.... probably September. At which we will see a "false flag, or another Maidan attempt.

This is not "Government" Policy but based on the fact that two worlds (two world views) are colliding. One of which is Oligarchic Overlordship and the other is Nationalist.

Posted by: Stonebird | Feb 7 2021 21:05 utc | 134

So we have a brand new foreign policy. The US won't be 'rolling over in the face of Russian aggression', Biden won't be lifting any sanctions on Iran until they surrender. And he doesn't want confrontation with China....just 'extreme competition'. Waiting to see what Joe has planned for N.Korea and Venezuela.

Posted by: dh | Feb 7 2021 21:16 utc | 135

gm #125

Stonebird #128

Younger Dryas ending event is addressed in substantial detail by Antonio Zamora in a number of utoob posts over many years. This link is to his 5 minute "Mechanism for the creation of the Carolina Bays". Antonio Zamora shows the evidence across north america for an impact at the Great Lakes.

He interrogates the end of YD from an earth science/ballistics perspective and in considerable detail.

There is a longer 55minute detail video and more.

The snap frozen mammoths and other extraordinary discoveries by miners and explorers point to one immense event likely scattered over more than one impact point and conveying extreme cold wave fronts from the edge of atmosphere. The theory that the Clovis team ate all the other megafauna mammals is like a braggards tale from the biggest bbq in history and is entirely ridiculous.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 21:20 utc | 136

Margo Stiles #132

Navalny's enormous ego (or is it stupidity?) is blinding him to the fact that, his usefulness to the Western disinformation machine spent, he may become far more valuable to his handlers dead, as the latest "martyr" of the "Putin mafia". He's playing with fire.

The list of medications that he daily consumes includes one for bi-polar disorder.

The list was published by the German hospital or maybe the Omsk hospital (?afair) on his release and prior to return.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 7 2021 21:25 utc | 137

Posted by: gm | Feb 6 2021 23:55 utc | 91

There is a good reason that all but one of those alleged "antifa" linkages have been extinguished and it's not a coordinated campaign by the FBI and media to erase "their" involvement. It's because only one person identified in that mob was in fact ever affiliated with an antifa-like faction and he's a certifiable loony. Too many stories - including independent media - have taken the issue up and decided by way of very astute investigation that there were no antifa agents provocateur or infiltrators in the capitol "insurrection." It's decided.

In fact the opposite was true of most of the BLM/George Floyd/racial justice protests during the summer in the USA. RIGHT WING infiltrators and agents provocateur were involved in setting off much of the violence and property damage - as has ALWAYS been the case throughout American history if you decide to read up on it.

RE: the My Pillow guy's video - I've done some more work on that as well, and I stand by my original quick analysis - it's really easy to debunk literally every point he makes.

Lately I feel like you're becoming more open to the American right and their corporate oligarchy masters' propaganda. On other topics (besides election and protests) I like your commentary, and I am 100% against de-platforming and censoring opposing views, including the election "deniers" - I prefer to tackle the allegations one-by-one, but in cases like Lindell's video that would require a blog of my own or numerous long comments here at MoA which I don't have time to do. In short, there is absolutely zero legitimate evidence that the 2020 presidential election (nor the 2016 election as Democrats have been crying about for years) was "stolen" in some form of coordinated, uniform manner. It's simply lunacy to think that any and all "stolen" votes would go in favor of Biden and never Trump. Please consider that.

Last point on the matter: I have mentioned family who reside in the USA (and social media contacts) and a few of them relayed the matter to me thusly - "I predicted Biden would win for one simple reason....because I was so sick of Trump and his supporters that I held my nose and voted for Biden despite actually hating him." Which is exactly what I was thinking except I would have voted for Howie Hawkins if I decided to cast my ballot from Europe.

Posted by: _K_C_ | Feb 7 2021 21:54 utc | 138

Posted by: Margo Stiles | Feb 7 2021 18:49 utc | 132

Don't forget Navalny's “Nordic good looks, a caustic sense of humor and no political organization"

https://fair.org/home/who-is-aleksei-navalny-nyt-once-knew-but-has-since-forgotten/

Posted by: _K_C_ | Feb 7 2021 21:57 utc | 139

RE: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 6 2021 18:32 utc | 47

"a couple is one thing . . ."

I've been itching for years to start making that point myself, but have held off for dread of misinformed would-be grammar police descending upon me like swarms of locusts with tiny hammers in their hands.

I salute you for your bravery!

Posted by: AntiSpin | Feb 7 2021 22:14 utc | 140

Posted by: AntiSpin | Feb 7 2021 22:14 utc | 140

It's actually not as cut and dried as it's being made out to be.

There are usually numerous "correct" interpretations in the English language.

Posted by: _K_C_ | Feb 7 2021 22:22 utc | 141

RE: vk | Feb 6 2021 18:48 utc | 53

"Another classic institution that exemplifies the free markets doesn't free one from "evil central government" is the mafia (Cosa Nostra), which, obviously, had zero influence of the central governments in both Italy and the USA."

Try doing a search on the name "Al D'Amato" plus "Mafia." Or just search Wikipedia articles on Mafia leaders and notice how many articles mention ties to or control over US representatives and senators, especially in the metropolitan New York - New Jersey area.

Posted by: AntiSpin | Feb 7 2021 22:35 utc | 142

@140 Yes well done Hoarse. While we're OT perhaps I can mention a pet peeve. 'Very unique'...a thing is either unique or it isn't or maybe you 'could care less'.

Anybody else got any? Now's your chance.

Posted by: dh | Feb 7 2021 22:44 utc | 143

Posted by: dh | Feb 7 2021 22:44 utc | 143
(very unique)

Yep, that's a rip-snorter too! Even the ABC's Tele-journos fall for that one. It's right up there with very dead.
Last Century, ABC.net.au was the unofficial arbiter of Correct English in Oz. They even had a weekly radio time slot during which a Nice Lady from Macquarie Dictionary updated listeners on the newest additions to the lexicon, and any current disputes about usage. Then, circa 2000, a visitor to ABC's 4 Corners Comment page pointed out that their slogan "Investigative Journalism at it's best" has been incorrect for 40 years...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 7 2021 23:46 utc | 144

@ dh - life saving vaccine.... sounds like a bit of the same.. either the friggin vaccine works or it doesn't... saying 'life saving' is really stretching it.. this is how cbc reporters have given over to describing it...

Posted by: james | Feb 8 2021 0:24 utc | 145

"has been incorrect for 40 years..."

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 7 2021 23:46 utc | 144

It sounds like a winning campaign slogan in USA. "Vote Biden/Trump [or any other politician above 70 year old]! He/she has been incorrect for more than 40 years!"
That's actually popular. "You may disagree with X, but you always know where (s)he stands" etc.

Similarly, a large sector of the public detests "smarty pants", it pays to be stupid or to pretend. Consequently, Trump's team declined to attack Biden as to senile -- it could backfire. So a typical YouTube Trump ad was showing Biden saying "Ah, eh, aa" with long pauses, CUT, some scourge [a riot, Chinese Army on parade] with somber baritone: Joe Biden, he is just to weak". Everything except offending senile-Americans -- even when they are practically vegetables, you cannot pry them from ballot boxes.

Posted by: Piotr Berman | Feb 8 2021 2:24 utc | 146

dh #143

very unique? Not as bad as almost unique.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 8 2021 3:17 utc | 147

America, discovered by Columbus in....

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Feb 8 2021 3:18 utc | 148

The NYT; why bother? Similar to the WaPo and plenty others "Gone with the $$$ Wind".

Posted by: Antonym | Feb 8 2021 3:23 utc | 149

Posted by: Antonym | Feb 8 2021 3:23 utc | 149

Coming from someone who quotes the Hindustan Times, that's rich.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 8 2021 4:01 utc | 150

Re: "It is looking more and more like the Jan 6 Capitol riot was a preplanned FBI/CIA choregraphed special event, with trained/experienced/paid provocateurs/Maidan-style 'escalators' (accompanied by official fake media 'documenters'/narrative spinners) posing as Trump supporters."

-gm | Feb 6 2021 23:55 utc | 91

[Gee, I hate being right all the time, but...] It looks like there is photo evidence that Ukrainian Banderite-type neonazi thugs (proven veterans of mayhem from Maidan 2014?) somehow got into DC on Jan 6 to help out with the staging of Capitol bldg antifa et al., fbi/CIA rent-a-mob fake MAGA insurrection event.

How did they get into the country?

Neo-Nazi Ukrainians Instigated and Participated in the Capitol Hill Riot Alongside Antifa

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/neo-nazi-ukrainians-forefathers-antifa-instigated-participated-capitol-hill-riot-alongside-antifa/


Posted by: gm | Feb 8 2021 4:26 utc | 151

Posted by: gm @ 151

See: "Everything Wrong With the Capitol Shooting In 21 Minutes Or Less"

@ https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/02/the-moa-week-in-review-ot-2021-011.html?cid=6a00d8341c640e53ef027880139dbe200d#comment-6a00d8341c640e53ef027880139dbe200d

Posted by: pogohere | Feb 8 2021 5:53 utc | 152

Posted by: pogohere | Feb 8 2021 5:53 utc | 152

No go there, pogohere. They took it down for 'bullying and harassment' of the official story. I watched it and it is very compelling evidence of the woman being 'shot' and 'killed', being a staged event where nobody died.

Posted by: aye, myself & me | Feb 8 2021 6:19 utc | 153

Deception Rules.
On 20th January, 2021, a date that will live in infamy, we witnessed the blatant abuse of democracy, c/w bare-faced political oppression of the majority by the minority, as it was inaugurated in the US capital under martial law. This ungodly event was brought to us all by the busiest underhanded false flag creators, media abusers and corrupted liars on the planet.
And since that moment in time deception rules.

Posted by: Carver | Feb 8 2021 11:06 utc | 154

Posted by: gm | Feb 7 2021 13:24 utc | 125

Thanks for that link. Graham Hancock is great to listen to.

I "left the machine running" and the following item played -

Canadian archeologists part of major discovery that could rewrite history
1,568,918 views
•Jan 23, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGwG4cMiTjw

Interesting how at end, the newspiece integrated the discovery in Southern Turkey with current

events in that part of the world.

Posted by: tucenz | Feb 8 2021 11:58 utc | 155

@pogohere | Feb 8 2021 5:53 utc | 152

Thanks pogohere for pointing to your links that I had missed previously.

It looks like YouTube has removed the first one for "cyberbullying" or some such BS reason...it must have revealed a bit too much actual reality that contradicted the BORG's fabricated narrative. I will search for another source for that vid.

This reminds me of an apparently prominent left-leaning (Trump-phobic) videographer named *Jordan Chariton* who does a lot of free-lance work for the MSM, and was doing extensive livetream recording with his cameraman, of the Jan 6 Capitol incident, which he then sold to MSM outlets, and put up on his YT channel.

He was shocked and hurt and could not understand when after two weeks YT all of a sudden deleted all his Jan 6 vids, on B.S. grounds, but, hypocritically, did NOT delete MSM (CBS, ABC,etc) YTs that contained video excerpts of same (his deleted) footage they had bought from Chariton.

He complained vociferously about his mistreatment/banning by YouTube in this Jimmy Dore segment:

https://youtu.be/3e0CBa_2-Ek

I wonder if the *real* reason they deleted Chariton's long form video livestreaming of the Jan 6 Capitol event, is perhaps because the Reality Czars noticed some of Chariton's footage had captured evidence that seriously contradicts the Official popaganda narrative?

Posted by: gm | Feb 8 2021 12:05 utc | 156

This must be the latest fad of the "cancel culture". I knew censorship was bad and that one of the reasons they got rid of Trump could have been his stand against Twit, Facebook and the MSM but now others will have the possibility to strike back.....

The end of the NYT? or censorship censored

Posted by: Stonebird | Feb 8 2021 20:04 utc | 157

There's nothong left of the Gray Lady since leaving 43rd Street, not even the skeleton of it's former self. Only, at the end of a long passage, the Orifice of The Rectum and an over used colon.

Posted by: Fíréan | Feb 9 2021 15:19 utc | 158

Should have read : "nothing"

Posted by: Fíréan | Feb 9 2021 15:40 utc | 159


How the Catalonia Question Caused Blushes for Brussels in Moscow
Posted on February 9, 2021 by Nick Corbishley

In a heated face-off Russia reminded the EU that when it comes to imprisoning politicians, it too has form. In Catalonia tensions are coming back to the boil as new elections loom.
...
“I would like to mention three prisoners who were sentenced to ten years of prison for organizing a referendum in Catalonia,” Lavrov said.
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2021/02/how-the-catalonia-question-embarrassed-brussels-in-moscow.html

Posted by: Keith McClary | Feb 10 2021 2:27 utc | 160

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