[ Ed. note – Do you get the feeling the people running the US government aren’t sane? It has been a day of amazing revelations. ]
[ Ed. note – This commentary by Paul Craig Roberts was posted on Tuesday, March 7 though apparently before revelations surfaced of the Wikileaks so-called “Vault 7” disclosure, or at least before the story had gained wide traction. In this piece Roberts discusses the campaign to start a war with Russia, and he also makes some excellent comments on the candidacy of Marine Le Pen in France and the ongoing efforts to sabotage it. His main argument is that “Washington’s mask of benevolence is falling away, revealing the face of greed and evil that is its true face.” It is an argument that is given exponentially greater force by the disclosures–which go unmentioned in the piece–of the CIA’s vast arsenal of cyber weaponry and its active involvement in spying on people via smart phones, TVs, and other devices. ]
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, presented Saudi Prince Mohammed bin-Nayef al-Saud on Friday with an award recognizing him for his “counter terrorism” efforts. This comes as Saudi Arabia continues to bomb civilians in Yemen in a war that has brought about famine and starvation.
[ Ed. note – On the eve of the day the “electors” are scheduled to assemble to confirm Donald Trump as president, a number of people are speculating that the US may be on the verge of a coup. Below are three perspectives. ]
A Spy Coup in America?
By Robert Parry
As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.
By Danielle Ryan
Negative depictions of Russia in American and British news and entertainment media are hardly new — but at least as far as I can tell, there’s certainly been an uptick over the past 12-18 months, and it coincides nicely with a major US government-led anti-Russia messaging campaign which has also spilled over into much of Western print and broadcast media.
Kevin Shipp is a former CIA officer who spoke recently at a geoengineering conference in Redding, California. In this presentation, Shipp discusses government secrecy in general terms, without going into his own case in too much detail, although you will hear him refer briefly to what appear to have been government attempts to poison his family. Should you, however, after watching the video, want to know more about his own story, you can go here.