Archive For The “Propaganda” Category
Just so we’re clear: The Obama administration described a person who had allegedly helped procure components for IEDs that would be used to kill Americans in Iraq as a “businessman.” That’s like describing Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar as an “entrepreneur”: It’s technically accurate, but it’s also a striking omission of critically important details.
The most noteworthy fugitive on the list was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who was accused of being “part of a conspiracy that from 2005 to 2012 procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China” which “included hundreds of U.S.-made sensors for the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran.”
What’s important to note here is that Iran’s progress developing those centrifuges — the ones Jamili was allegedly helping procure parts for — is part of what prompted the Obama administration to try to negotiate the nuclear deal in the first place. In other words, its prisoner swap undermined its own nonproliferation objectives.
“This has erased literally years — many years — of hard work, and important cases that can be used to build toward other cases and even bigger players in Iran’s nuclear and conventional weapons programs,” former Justice Department counterproliferation prosecutor David Hall told Politico.
But it is Smith who is being inaccurate. As noted in Clinton Cash and the New York Times, the Clintons helped Giustra acquire Kazakh uranium assets in 2005. Mukhtar Dzhakishev, then head of the Kazakh state nuclear agency, who met with the Clintons in Chappaqua, declared in 2010 that Hillary Clinton extorted and pressured Kazakh officials to grant those uranium concessions to Giustra. Shortly after they granted those concessions, $30 million was dropped into Clinton Foundation coffers by Giustra.
Smith never mentions any of this.
“According to highly informed sources we spoke to–highly informed–top management at CNN directed its employees to undermine Brazile’s credibility. Anchors and producers were vocally offended by her attacks on their friends, the Clintons. If you’ve been watching that channel, you may have noticed CNN’s anchors suggesting that Donna Brazile cannot be trusted, precisely because she took part in efforts to break the primaries for Clinton.”
The co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the unverified Trump dossier, met with a Russian lawyer before and after a key meeting she had last year with Trump’s son, Fox News has learned. The contacts shed new light on how closely tied the firm was to Russian interests, at a time when it was financing research to discredit then-candidate Donald Trump.
Brazile said she was angered over the “Clinton Donald Duck project,” according to Yahoo news. Disney, apparently, was also not happy with the stunt.
A year ago he hired a Democratic operative, Joe Lockhart, as his top communication exec.
No new ideas, but calling white people racist might work…
The Democrats are now the party constrained to its urban and coast strongholds, have crappy fundraising, virtually zero presence in rural America, and have lost every significant special election since Trump won. As the party remains in ruins, it’s a question of what to do and where to go.
Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
“Approximately one quarter (25%) of [#PodestaEmails tweets] received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches,” Edgett said.
He added that “our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.”
Frankly, it strikes me as downright peculiar that Facebook was so Johnny-on-the-spot with this earlier in 2017, publicly confessing to its role in endangering the election by selling ad promotions, and making seemingly specific, numbers-encrusted disclosures about its own actions. But now all that public-spirited confessing and data surveying has ended ingloriously in an inexplicable deletion of the data.
Twitter, reportedly, deleted its data in accordance with company policy, as soon as the accounts were identified as Russian-front troll accounts and terminated. (That means, in fact, that there hasn’t been Twitter account data to peruse for months. Worth keeping in mind, as fresh reporting creates the impression that we know something new about all this.)