Published on: Sep 10, 2018 @ 19:02
Part 2 of 3 parts, part 1 HERE
Part 3, HERE
By Ronald Thomas West – When it comes to something the Russians actually have done, there is a peculiar area of Russian propaganda I find particularly offensive; that is flipping of CIA and MOSSAD information operations back onto themselves.
Relevant to this, Dmitry Orlov, smug and full of himself, which causes him to miss critical avenues & information, but apart from that very smart, pens a piece well worth reading about intelligence agencies false narratives contributing to social decay (I would merely add this ancient phenomenon only became an existential threat in the modern age … we could replace BC with BG (Before Gutenberg.) In any case Dmitry mentions…
“Most recently, British “special services,” which are a sort of Mini-Me to the to the Dr. Evil that is the US intelligence apparatus, saw it fit to interfere with one of their own spies, Sergei Skripal, a double agent whom they sprung from a Russian jail in a spy swap. They poisoned him using an exotic chemical and then tried to pin the blame on Russia based on no evidence. There are unlikely to be any more British spy swaps with Russia, and British spies working in Russia should probably be issued good old-fashioned cyanide capsules (since that supposedly super-powerful Novichok stuff the British keep at their “secret” lab in Porton Down doesn’t work right and is only fatal 20% of the time)”
Now, for simple argument’s sake, let’s suppose it wasn’t the British or the Russians (because it is simply unnecessary to jump to these opposing conclusions and shut other lines of inquiry down) but a third party had poisoned the Skripals. On top that, we’ll toss into the soup the leaked (in Britain) proposed fact Sergei Skripal was the intermediary to the source of the so-called ‘Steele Dossier.’ Then, we can throw into this mix the strong circumstantial evidence the Skripals were meeting clandestinely with parties unknown the day they were poisoned:
“Think back to the day of 4th March. According to the police, both Sergei and Yulia caused their phones to be untraceable in the morning, which … either means that they took the batteries out, or that they placed them in Faraday Bags … For four hours??? Who makes their phones untraceable to go to put flowers on a grave? … People who are involved in something potentially dangerous, which they do not want prying eyes and ears to see and hear, that’s who.
“Think back to Sergei’s agitated state in Zizzis, which was not the result of nerve agent poisoning, since the witness who noticed it stated that he did not appear to be physically ill. Why was he so agitated then? Why was he in such a hurry to leave that he ordered the bill to come at the same time as the main course? Probably because he had to get somewhere by a certain time, but also, I believe, because he knew that he was in some kind of danger.
“Add those two things — the untraceable four hours in a cemetery, and the agitation in Zizzis — to what happened afterwards, and it’s very clear that something was up that day, well before the bench [where the Skripals were found.] It is clear that Sergei and Yulia were up to something, and whatever that something was, they knew it to be very dangerous”
It follows, if the British clandestine services wanted the Skripals dead, they’d not have survived subsequent hospitalization, it’s that simple. This thought is reinforced by the fact Sergei and Julia Skripal have been held nearly incommunicado in British state custody for reasons (plural) that are unknown (to the wider public) to now. Other than the Skripals were kept alive for the obvious, the British secret services wanted to know what actually had been going on, on 4 March, a related reason they are held incommunicado is a reason that can easily be surmised with a reasonable degree of confidence; the Skripal poisoning doesn’t match ‘the Russians did it’ propaganda.
Were the Skripals meeting with Christopher Steele or, alternatively, someone Steele arranged Sergei Skripal to meet with? (a cut-out.) Or someone else about something else altogether? Those are all avenues worth exploring but a problem unnecessary to solve for purpose of today’s essay direction. It is enough to point out by this time ‘the dossier’ was seriously in danger of falling apart but too late in the game to correct course for Steele, the FBI and the corrupt Department of Justice investigation into Trump on the USA end, the dossier had been swallowed, as can be said, ‘hook, line and sinker.’ Even if the ‘dossier’ line were to be abandoned, by this time it is clear, someone else will eventually have landed and dissected that fish. A matter of crossed and entangled lines, as it were. This is where things get complicated for the neoliberal enemies of Trump’s White nationalist base and ‘Never Trump’ Republicans alike.
When the neoliberal and then Obama CIA Director John Brennan initiated this particular false-flag aspect (Fusion GPS) of ‘the Russians did it’ (‘did it’ being every evil plot one can conjure from the Western intelligence agencies overactive imaginations) information operations, the neoliberals and ‘Never Trump’ Republicans had been aligned in their determination Hillary would become POTUS. With Hillary elected, the ‘Steele Dossier’ would be buried and forgotten, reduced to little more than an unexplored conspiratorial footnote in some progressive historian’s academic paper. But it didn’t work out like that, via the ‘electoral college’ constitutional loophole, Trump had been elected against every expectation.
With Trump having become POTUS, the dossier could not be given a graceful early retirement, and it was loyal foot-soldiers for the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans at DoJ were forced into alliance with the neoliberal anti-Trump partisans but with a caveat; there was NOTHING substantive whatsoever in ‘the Russians did it’ portfolio at Department of Justice, including the so-called ‘Steele Dossier’ but they would have to take it forward nevertheless. Hence enters the picture the Department of Justice’ longtime CIA asset and ‘Never Trump’ Republican favorite Robert Mueller.
Mueller’s résumé? As a DoJ attorney, Mueller oversaw the USA end of the CIA’s frame-up of Libya for the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing at Lockerbie, including providing a (FBI employed) fraudulent expert witness, Thomas Thurman. It was Mueller practiced damage control for the CIA by sandbagging and minimalizing the investigation into the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) where Iran-Contra international arms and narcotics trafficking had been laundered. He covered up for whatever it is had actually gone down on 9/11. Then, Mueller faithfully stood up and swore Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction. Mueller was key (sat on his hands) when the murders of two DoJ attorneys (likely by moonlighting CIA operatives), Shannon Ross and Thelma Colbert, had followed a multi-billion medicare fraud trail tied to Alberto Gonzales and Jeb Bush (the quashed Novation case.) Finally, Mueller shielded a high ranking CIA operative doubling as a serial contract killer, Enrique Prado, from prosecution (protection that had continued under James Comey and now Prado appears to be protected by Christopher Wray.)
And that’s only what we know because it has made it into the public domain (where it isn’t touched by mainstream media.) Meanwhile, Trump had appointed Mike Pence’s fellow Doug Coe cult member Jeff Sessions to post of Attorney General, where he has to (for quite some time) have known there is no case for Russian collusion against Trump but Sessions has sat on his hands and allowed ‘the Russians did it’ collusion lynching to go on and this is where Trump’s long time habit of criminal associations has caught up with him: Mueller has flipped Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen (28 August note: Cohen’s lawyer has now reversed himself on this, apparently something has happened makes it too dangerous for Cohen to perjure himself to make Mueller’s case), and will use him to spring a trap that had been engineered by Hillary aligned intelligence pros during the 2016 election cycle, first the ‘Never Trump’ line from CNN:
“Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said”
Then, we have at investors.com, not exactly known as a conspiracy website…
“It’s beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn’t Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.
“That’s the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin’s government
“The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.
“But “a growing body of evidence … indicates that the meeting may have been a setup — part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials,” wrote Smith”
This immediate preceding is likely close to true but I would suspect strongly the ‘Kremlin linked figures’ were set up by Brennan’s CIA as bait and had no idea of the actual purpose of the meeting. And there you have it, DoJ foot soldiers loyal to ‘Never Trump’ Republicans in a race against the Steele Dossier falling apart, keep the farce going long enough to dust off a John Brennan era neoliberal CIA sting operation and bring ‘trumped up’ Russia collusion allegations against a sitting president who is clearly out of his league, in a plot to capture the White House for Mike Pence and his generals.
Other than a suckered Trump sanctioning the Russians over the Skripal poisoning, a real cynical howler, the joke in all of this is the sheer number of Judas personalities Trump has appointed at the recommendation of the Judas personalities surrounding him… Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein being right at the top or, a case of ‘et tu Brute’ compounded, as it were. To be continued
A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.