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Info War… Russian-style

Blogging about the current  American political information war, just like the endless spin cycle, replete with scorched earth character assassinations, is repetitive, predictable and disheartening.  While the mainstream media and Dems hurl accusations against President Trump’s wild tweets, that allege President Obama abused his powers and wiretapped Trump Tower, the Russians launched a nuclear information war strike yesterday.

Do the mainstream media and entrenched partisans realize the scope of the Russian comprehensive strategy to destroy America’s credibility as a world leader?  I doubt it.  The media would rather fixate on Trump and aiding the Left in delegitimizing his presidency.  Trump assists them in their efforts with his own self-absorbed, Reality TV presidency, replete with endless dramatic Twitter attacks on the media.

Several blogs, which appear to be Russian front operations, allege the CIA has used vast hacking tools to orchestrate hack attacks that look like they’re from other countries.  Wikileaks released more documents on this:

“A vast portion of the CIA’s computer hacking arsenal appeared to have been exposed Tuesday by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, which posted thousands of files revealing secret cyber-tools used by the agency to convert cellphones, televisions and other ordinary devices into implements of espionage.

The trove appeared to lay bare the design and capabilities of some of the U.S. intelligence community’s most closely guarded cyberweapons, a breach that is likely to cause immediate damage to the CIA’s efforts to gather intelligence overseas and place new strain on the U.S. government’s relationship with Silicon Valley giants including Apple and Google.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/wikileaks-says-it-has-obtained-trove-of-cia-hacking-tools/2017/03/07/c8c50c5c-0345-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.80ae1cd53198

The Russians wasted no time parlaying Trump’s latest unproven Twitter attack against the FBI and US intel agencies, as being corrupt tools used in cheap partisan political dirty tricks by President Obama, into potent disinformation dumps meant to fuel Americans’ distrust of their own government.  The Russian disinformation effort also niftily used Trump’s reckless charges as the basis for their huge stink bomb, meant to steer foreign governments away from trusting the United States.  This attack also follows a long Russian disinformation theme of casting US intelligence agencies as immoral and international pariahs in the world.  Of course, it also deflects attention away from the Russians ruthless disinformation and intelligence operations.

American credibility took another hit, thanks to Trump’s myopic focus on himself and his image.  Trump lashed out at the media and scored some cheap partisan points.  The Dems and media feigned outrage, but they’re backpedaling away from their assertions of FBI wiretaps on Trump associates and transcripts of phone calls between Trump associates and the Russians, as fast as they can.   While Trump, the Dems and the media wage Twitter attacks and counter-attacks on the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency and Russian influence, the Russians have used this latest partisan scorched earth media circus diversion, as cover for  a global disinformation nuclear strike.

American intelligence officials were supposedly caught totally unaware by this Wikileaks hit

Americans needs an investigation into the entire corrupt 2016 election scorched earth debacle to restore confidence in the American electoral system, but who do Americans trust at this point?  Kevin D. Williamson wrote about that: The Problem with Investigating Trump.

The Obama administration escaped serious mainstream media scrutiny on their corruption of executive branch institutions.  Every Obama administration scandal ended up portrayed as Faux News or a partisan, racist witch hunt, so don’t expect any mainstream media honesty in reporting.  The media which reports every tantalizing bit of  Trump dirt they come across… without serious fact-checking…. is running away from Trump’s wiretapping charge.  Andrew McCarthy at National Review and Law Newz have covered that angle:

Yes, There Could Be Serious Legal Problems if Obama Admin Involved in Illegal Surveillance

While You Weren’t Looking, the Democrat–Media Election-Hacking Narrative Just Collapsed

Take note that Trump has not responded forcefully to continued Russian and Iranian interference with US ships and planes in international territory.   He can rage and bluster on Twitter about unfair reports in the media, but he hasn’t done anything to allow American forces to respond forcefully to Russian and Iranian provocations.

Sure, investigate Trump campaign connections to Russia, investigate Clinton pay-to-play and Congressional Dems Pakistani IT people, expose the details of Weiner’s laptop with over 600,000 emails, BUT never lose sight of the fact that while America play checkers, the Russian are still at their long-game, big picture chess game to destroy  Americans’ trust in American civic institutions and government AND to usurp America’s leadership role on the world.

The Russians aren’t trying “to help” Trump, no matter how much Hillary and her minions say that.

The Russians want to DESTROY America… FIRST.

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#NeverEndingScorchedEarth

Don’t get suckered into the media’s Russian influence hysteria.  Sure, there was Russian influence in the 2016 election, but the real problem is both parties picked totally corrupt candidates in 2016.  Both candidates ran extremely corrupt scorched earth campaigns, where both political parties overlooked glaring red flags of wholesale public corruption with Hillary Clinton’s home-brew server/ Clinton Foundation pay-to-play and Trump’s King of Crony Capitalism history. :

Two Corrupt Scorched Earth campaigns;

  • Trump relied on BILLIONS of dollars in free media to wage his GOP Insurgency.
  • Hillary relied on media to sit on Trump dirt throughout GOP primary/lob it in general.
  • Media willingly participated in scorched earth campaigns
  • Trump benefited from foreign influence with Wikileaks leaks
  • Hillary benefited from media downplaying her email scandal

Scorched Earth campaigns are dependent on mass media collusion to generate the SPIN. If the mass media didn’t collude with politicians, a politician would have a difficult time waging a scorched earth campaign that could reach enough Americans to impact presidential politics.

Certainly, Congress needs to investigate Russian influence in our elections, but keep in mind they used hacked information that showed corrupt media collusion between the Democrats and the media. President Obama downplayed the Russian cyber threat until Hillary lost the election. Then the Dems latched onto Russian influence as a talking point and Obama finally imposed some long overdue sanctions against Russia.

Improving cyber-security is a national security imperative.  Imposing stringent cyber-safe practices, for all government officials and employees to follow should be defensive measure #1.  This is why Hillary should never have access to classified information again.  The Obama administration, to include President Obama, used private unsecure email to conduct government business (FBI Notes state an Obama gmail, pertaining to government business, was shown to Abedin, who was sure that email had to be classified).  Time for everyone in the federal government to up their game on safer cyber practices.

If you thought the 2016 Presidential election was over, you were wrong.  Trust me, the scorched earth campaigns march on.  Yes, that’s true.  America is now entering a #NeverEndingScorchedEarth political war  between the Dems/Clinton machines vs. President Donald Trump.

On my home page there’s a heading #NeverTrup&NeverHillary, where I chronicled the Scorched Earth campaigns of 2016. I wrote extensively about scorched earth and information warfare.

This media-generated takedown of General Mike Flynn is part of the same 2016 scorched earth.  The Clinton/Dem machines are reigniting the Russian influence hysteria to try and takedown President Trump – that is part and parcel what these latest leaks to the media are all about.  They want to create public support to impeach President Trump.

If all these breathless revelations the media dishes out, that are 99.9% innuendo, with no concrete conclusions of wrongdoing, were such a threat to the national security of America, why haven’t the FBI and intelligence officials been rushing to Congress to apprise them of this crisis?

Answer:  It’s another Dem SPIN scorched earth attack in collusion with the media and not a crisis at all.

The Left wants to take down President Trump by any means necessary.

So, what is the Russian connection to Trump’s campaign, well, I don’t know for sure, but I suspect the most concerning connection is Trump and possible financing by Russian mob/oligarchs.  We need to know if President Trump owes money to Russian mobsters.

We need the Clinton Foundation corruption exposed.

Both parties need to do some serious housecleaning, so let’s start with airing the wholesale public corruption on both sides, so we can begin to rebuild an America based on shared American values.

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Information Wars Blaze On

America survived week #1 of the Trump Reality TV Presidency Show.

Keeping in repetitive propaganda from the Left tradition(SPIN Cycle politics to control the 24/7 news cycle), America was bombarded with another Saturday media blitz by the Dems and Left.  This was weekend #2 of “Crowd Size” Saturday Theater for the Dems, as Dems orchestrated protests at airports across the country and Dems, the media, and politicians rushed to get these images broadcast around the world.

Trump’s PR was AWOL yesterday, so now they are stuck playing “Alternative Facts” Sunday again, to try to counter the liberal media spin and hysteria, from the optics and bs the Dems/Left spewed since Friday, when Trump signed the EO. CNN reported on the confusion in the Trump White House with the EO implementation:

“The policy team at the White House developed the executive order on refugees and visas, and largely avoided the traditional interagency process that would have allowed the Justice Department and homeland security agencies to provide operational guidance, according to numerous officials who spoke to CNN on Saturday.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Department of Homeland Security leadership saw the final details shortly before the order was finalized, government officials said.

Friday night, DHS arrived at the legal interpretation that the executive order restrictions applying to seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen — did not apply to people with lawful permanent residence, generally referred to as green card holders.

The White House overruled that guidance overnight, according to officials familiar with the rollout. That order came from the President’s inner circle, led by Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon. Their decision held that, on a case by case basis, DHS could allow green card holders to enter the US.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/28/politics/donald-trump-travel-ban/index.html

It’s hard to erase the negative PR impact of the Dems rushing to airports with the liberal media to get images of detained Muslim refugee families broadcast. This not only damaged Trump and his immigration EO, it damaged the image of the US around the world, as these images sped around the globe. This starts week #2 of this information war (scorched earth) continuing from over a year of the 2016 campaign.

There’s a lot more going on here than just Dems vs. Repubs, because while the partisans remain entrenched in death match politics, these images of American democracy in disarray are damaging America’s image as a stable democracy. Trump is waging an information war against the mainstream media. Dems/Left are waging an information war against Trump using the media.

An unbiased, professional news media geared toward objectively reporting ” who, what, when, where, why and how” is best defense against both.  However, our mainstream media is greatly compromised and serves as de facto Democratic Party political operatives and FOX News works as the Trump channel, agitating on the right. This information vacuum is a disservice to the American people who are basically manipulated constantly by little more than agitation propaganda spewed by partisan hacks. We’re also entering the territory where the deluge of constant propaganda and fact-deficient reporting leaves more and more Americans distrusting both the political leadership in Washington and the media.

Lots more to write about the immigration EO and the Trump White House total fail at handling everything from the preparation, implementation, and PR in regards to rolling out the EO, but also the disturbing news that President Trump has elevated Steve Bannon to sit on the NSC Principals Committee, while downgrading the DNI and Chairman of JCS to just being present when invited.  Steve Bannon now playing a central, larger  role in national security matters than the DNI and Chairman of the JCS should alarm every American.  The Obama administration politicized national security too and Trump expanding the politicization dashes hope on Trump actually “draining the swamp”.

The downward spiral in American politics continues where the corrupt Clinton machine was defeated by an even more corrupt Obama machine and now the corrupt Trump “train”, and his, as yet to be revealed machine, defeated the united corrupt Clinton and Obama machines working together to get Hillary elected.

Here are a few links worth reading:

An interactive on the 93 Islamist terrorist plots in America since 9/11

Andrew McCarthy at National Review explains: Trump’s Exclusion of Aliens from Specific Countries Is Legal

Dan McLaughlin at National Review: Refugee Madness: Trump Is Wrong, But His Liberal Critics Are Crazy

Old ABC report on Obama’s temporary ban on refugees in 2011: Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

A Politico report on temporary halt of refugee program in 2014: U.S. restarts refugee program for Iraqis

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Repeating my message… again

President Trump’s fans consider him a genius at “counter-punching” and many “experts” and  journalists have written about this.  Saleno Zito ran a very good piece, How Trump made small town America matter again,  at the New York Post on January 22, 2017.  She wrote:

“All he needed was that connection that he had with the people and that simple but brilliant tangible benefit he was offering to take them toward, the cry of “Make America great again.”

All he needed were the rallies.

It was the secret sauce that reporters, pollsters, academics and critics almost all missed.

Trump’s plan was a genius gamble; use the press to get his message out, which he did, doing sometimes 10 to 12 media hits a day across the cable and network news shows. They were sometimes long-winded, rambling streams of consciousness, they were oftentimes controversial — and they never failed to get everyone’s attention.”

http://nypost.com/2017/01/22/how-trump-made-small-town-america-matter-again/

It wasn’t a genius gamble.  Someone taught Trump how to SPIN and repeat talking points and memes.  What Zito refers to as “sometimes long-winded, rambling streams of consciousness”, were actually gibberish interspersed with keyword messaging (talking points), that were carefully designed to resonate with flyover Americans.  Trump didn’t think up all those memes and keyword messaging – he was fed it.  It’s the same type of keyword messaging the Clintons, Obama and the Left have used since 1992.

The news media spent days on end repeating Trump’s keyword messaging and his “winning in the all the polls” polling data.   The media’s relentless cornering Republicans and rehashing their vote and stand on invading Iraq, as some sort of required penance, was replaced with media cornering Republicans in the primary and hounding them with, “Trump is winning in all the polls, don’t you need to support the winner?”  This was designed to create the perception that Trump was the legitimate GOP candidate and any Republican who didn’t get in line was trying to steal the nomination from him.

These types of media mind games, to create the perception that popularity equates to the “will of the people”, are a consistent theme in the mass media saturation information warfare.  The overriding goal is to convince people that polls are a legitimate representation of the will of the people, when really polls are the opinions of small groups of people, extrapolated as representing millions of people.  Convincing people polls are “scientific” was part of the long-term scam.

Zito wrote, “All he needed were the rallies.”

Well, yes the visual of large rallies broadcast live and in their entirety on all three cable networks during the GOP primary is the same mass media saturation con game as the Women’s March photo blitz of “crowd size” that played out this past weekend.  It is the same exact propaganda tactic.  The same way Trump repeating “great, great, great” was the same as James Carville repeating “sex, sex, sex”.

For Trump’s genius to work required active and knowing participation of the mass media in America, because they gave him BILLIONS of dollars in free media. It was massive media collusion that gave Trump the edge when he waged, what the media referred to as a “GOP Insurgency” (wonder who dreamed up that phrase, because I am sure it wasn’t Trump the “genius”).  Interestingly, in the general election Wikileaks started leaking DNC and Podesta emails which showed the corrupt media collusion to help Hillary.  There was massive media collusion to sell Trump as the “GOP Insurgent” in the primary too.  Who was the puppet-master behind the GOP Insurgency is a question that needs to be answered.  Who in the Trump campaign was selling Trump on SPIN should be exposed too. Finding out who orchestrated and funded Trump’s messaging, rallies and media blitz is equally as important as exposing the Clinton spin, the Obama narrative, Russian influence in the election and who organized and funded the Women’s March…”global movement”.

I’m a homemaker who likes reading about military history, strategy, and intelligence operations.  As an Army wife, as we moved from post to post, I spent many years signing out books at Army post libraries on these topics and buying books too.  I had a fascination for learning about propaganda and information warfare.  When I first started observing the Clinton “war room”, and the relentless repetition of talking points, I realized this was something different in American politics.

I’ve been dissecting Clinton SPIN  since it first entered American presidential politics in the 1992 presidential campaign.  I started wondering what it was, where it came from and what the goals of it were, both short-term and long-term.  By 1998, when the Clinton impeachment scandal hit, I had dissected it and  I keep repeating it, so that any new readers  understand what I’m talking about.  I call it mass media saturation strategy, because I have never seen anyone else write about SPIN in terms of it being information warfare.  Writing about it on the Excite message boards in 1998 evoked a massive reaction, so I believe I hit the nail on the head.  Here it is again:

Mass media saturation is the military strategy of swarming juxtaposed to a mass media battlefield

Scorched earth is the military strategy of scorched earth (a war crime under the Geneva Conventions btw) juxtaposed to a mass media battlefield, Scorched earth information warfare is a take no prisoners blitz of vicious character assassinations AND mass media saturation on steroids.

Combined, they have been ruthlessly used to divide America into hostile, warring factions

Here’s the way it works:

The messaging wall required for mass media saturation to succeed requires the active collusion of the mass media NEWS outlets to facilitate it, by actively and relentlessly repeating the messages of the political candidate or activists using this “buzz word, catchphrase spin (talking points messaging). Mass media saturation INFORMATION WARFARE requires mass media collusion to succeed.  This strategy can NOT succeed without mass media messaging dominance to CONTROL (“win”) the 24/7 news cycle (or as the Clinton team dubbed it – the spin cycle).

It is a form of mass media brainwashing and antithetical to American free speech principles!  To succeed this strategy requires MEDIA COLLUSION.

It can NOT work without that media collusion.

Here are the components:

  • Talking points and buzz word messaging, which are relentlessly repeated by both political operatives and the media.

  • Mass media domination of the messaging, to control the 24/7 NEWS cycle, which requires mass media collusion.

  • Relentless repetition of polling data by both the political operatives and media, to facilitate the manufacture of opinion cascades (winning in all the polls)

    https://libertybellediaries.com/2016/07/30/the-pieces-of-the-media-messaging-puzzle/

The media is the lynchpin in Clinton spin & Obama narratives. Without that mass media saturation, the Left has to play on a level playing field & compete in the arena of ideas, where they lose. No signs of it letting up, when the media ran the Clinton scorched earth in the general & are still hard at it.  The media attacks on Trump are more overt and extreme than the attacks they waged against GWB..

Keeping Trump and the Left at war is more about destabilizing America than it is about Republicans or Democrats winning.

This past weekend a massive propaganda effort was staged and waged globally.  The whole effort centered on a photo blitz launched by mass media of showing large crowd size at the Women’s March locations around the world.  Very little information about these marches accompanied the photos, but there was a propaganda ploy to pit Trump against the media, presenting the Women’s March crowd as larger than his inauguration crowd.  By afternoon on Saturday, the media started a meme accompanying photos of the march in Chicago – “too big to march”.  Not long after that, the media started saying the march in  WashingtonDC  was also “too big to march”.

These memes and talking points sound very similar and the same tactics to pit Left vs. Right have been used repeatedly.  From the beginning, interjecting military terms into their jargon is popular too.  And when it all comes out eventually, I expect a large hand in fueling “The Tea Party” movement had the larger purpose of splitting the GOP and when that fizzled, along came the “GOP Insurgency”.  It all started in America with a “war room” in an American presidential campaign in 1992.  By 1998, the “throw anything and hope it sticks” mass media saturation war was waged – the scorched earth campaign to save Bill Clinton’s presidency.

The US Armed Forces, the FBI, and our national security agencies are America’s last bastion, where Americans have confidence in their government.  The GOP was the political party that was adamant about The Constitution AND our founding principles.  Destroying American faith in these institutions  has been at the center of this vicious information warfare.

This massive SPIN effort was intended to, not only delegitimize President Trump, but to show American democracy in chaos, a theme of continuing the imagery of two disgusting presidential scorched earth campaigns, reducing American democracy to a crude, vulgar, Reality TV show with two totally corrupt candidates.  Those Wikileaks leaks were not so much to help Trump, but to expose the corrupt media collusion, sow distrust of the media and cast doubt on our political system.  Rabid Dems and Trump played along, attacking our FBI and intelligence agencies, attacking the legitimacy of our ballot boxes ( recount fiasco), our constitution (Electoral College), and both Dems and Trump have attacked the FBI, and Trump expanded that to US intelligence agencies.

The “fake news” hype fueled hysteria on the right about the Left censoring news, but it also exposed the lazy, sloppy journalism of journalists sitting on Twitter and retweeting each other’s stories with no real fact-checking.  As this lack of journalistic standards became more obvious in recent weeks, Trump has latched onto hyping the “dishonest media” to deflect from his own blatant lies.   Many journalists have hunkered down like college-campus snowflakes, debating whether they should cover White House press conferences, akin to college kids needing their safe spaces to avoid being triggered.  The media is still spinning and Trump is now lying through his teeth to “counter-punch”.   Oh, and the Russians are still using Wikileaks to agitate both sides.  Over the weekend, Wikileaks started tweeting that Trump needs to release his tax returns.

This mass media saturation information warfare is not just about Republicans vs. Democrats.

Here’s a big picture analysis I wrote on October 20, 2016:

For the record, I could not care less when people attack me personally or call me a crazy conspiracy nut, but I sure hope that the people entrusted with our national security get their heads out of their butts SOON, because the Russians ARE on the move and they have a COMPREHENSIVE MILITARY STRATEGY and they have been incrementally waging it for DECADES against America and the West. There should be a few Cold Warriors, who remember how this game is played.

Hillary or Trump are both surefire losers for America – one is too stupid to realize Putin is fluffing him and the other has so much dirt that the Russians are holding and ready to blackmail her, that she’s compromised six ways to Sunday.

This isn’t just about presidential “politics” or some benign media messaging strategy, because the Clinton mass media messaging is just part of this. The Russians are escalating their cyber warfare actions, their geopolitical actions AND military actions.

This is the culmination of a DECADES’ long comprehensive military strategy to neuter the United States and the West and the main effort has been to fuel virulent partisan factions in America and destroy Americans’ confidence in the media, in their economic system (Wall Street attacks ring a bell), the police (hey BLM, ring a bell), and the entire American governmental system. It has been a comprehensive military strategy all along.

Putin will be the only winner come November 8th.

https://libertybellediaries.com/2016/10/20/repetitive-messaging/

There are larger forces at play in this beyond American Left vs. Right partisan politics. Russian influence operations were very real, Soros money is very real.  Rupert Murdoch coming in to personally run the largest right-wing propaganda outlet in America is very real. Rupert Murdoch fired Roger Ailes on the very day Trump secured the Republican nomination.

There’s an information war being played out on an international scale battling over the international system.

I believe Russian, Soros & Murdoch are on the same team – trying to dismantle the international system. Putin wants to be the leader of a new international order, but if push comes to shove, the big money will topple him too.

In America they’re fomenting left vs right battles and black distrust with their endless propaganda.

FOX just brought in Nigel Farage to agitate the American right and ditched constitutional conservative, George Will.

The three most stable democracies are in internal chaos – Britain was conned into Brexit playing patriotic & economic themes, but leaving the country battling the EU and with massive internal divides. Germany was duped into the humanitarian route, welcoming in a radical Jihadist army, that will ruthlessly try to destroy the cultural fiber and foment ethnic battles. America has just endured two virulent scorched earth presidential campaigns with two very corrupt candidates – those scorched earth campaigns had huge money pouring in and information warfare help from the Russians, Soros, Murdoch – spewing endless propaganda designed to play Americans against each other.

Where it ends is anybody’s guess.

President Trump has no clue that he’s a dupe in the larger game, but hopefully some of his advisers can keep him fighting for American national interests. General Mattis just reassured NATO that we are committed – good move.  Let’s hope for many more good moves to bolster the international order, that America led the way building.

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Some thoughts on Russian influence

In light of the disturbing Trump tweets and US intelligence agencies statements, assuredly the Russian active measures aimed at America need a full and thorough investigation, but the Democrats relentless talking points messaging with their vast network of news media, who collude to amplify those talking points, make it hard to wade through the spin and glean facts.  The Buzzfeed leaked dossier story is a prime example.  Each time the media runs wild with unverified stories, it makes many people, especially Trump supporters, dismiss everything the mainstream media reports.

In this Trump vs intelligence agencies, there’s a concerted Russian effort to discredit US intelligence agencies and play Trump, by fomenting his distrust of US intelligence agencies. That Buzzfeed dossier smells like Russian provocation.

The Democrats launched a massive media effort to delegitimize Trump’s win.  That effort has been massive spin efforts, starting with the recount hoopla.  When the recount effort flubbed, the Dem/media machine launched a media effort to discredit the Electoral College, demanding the election rules be changed.  That media effort to illegally overturn a legitimate election failed too.

So, now the Dems are running a massive spin effort about “Russian influence”, but by doing so, their spin efforts are actually making it more difficult to get at facts.  Plus, their efforts are so blatantly partisan and many reporters are shamelessly retweeting every bit of rumor, without so much as a moment’s worth of independent fact-checking.

This media pack behavior is why so many Americans don’t trust the mainstream media and why they listen to Trump the Liar.  Trump is using the Democrat’s corrupt media collusion to not only discredit the media, but also the US intelligence agencies.  Trump figured out his own corrupt SPIN, on the cheap.  He uses Twitter to incite the media and Democrats, then when they react in massive SPIN efforts, he sits back and points out how corrupt they are.  FOX News, Drudge, Breitbart and some conservative pundits fuel the right-wing “Trump counter-punching” spin effort.  He also, has the Russian propaganda masters aiding his SPIN effort to discredit and play the mainstream media and Democrats.

The thing is I strongly suspect the Russian hostile  information warfare accelerated with the introduction of the SPIN technique that started with the Clinton’s “war room” in 1992 election, not in the 2016 election.   I believe in the intervening years that SPIN advanced to the Obama administration full-blown “narratives” and I believe the Russian influence in this election is not just within the Trump campaign, but that there are long-time Russian willing accomplices in the American media, both major political parties and academia.  There are also plenty of Marxists fueling the black grievance industry and they have been willing accomplices and useful idiots to spread Russian messaging for decades.

Information Warfare in America:

Mass media saturation is the military strategy of swarming juxtaposed to a mass media battlefield

Scorched earth is the military strategy of scorched earth (a war crime under the Geneva Conventions btw) juxtaposed to a mass media battlefield, Scorched earth information warfare is a take no prisoners blitz of vicious character assassinations AND mass media saturation on steroids.

Combined, they have been ruthlessly used to divide America into hostile, warring factions

How SPIN works:

Talking points and buzz word messaging, which are relentlessly repeated by both political operatives and the media.

Mass media domination of the messaging, to control the 24/7 NEWS cycle, which requires mass media collusion.

Relentless repetition of polling data by both the political operatives and media, to facilitate the manufacture of opinion cascades (winning in all the polls).

Why I am so convinced there’s Russian influence in the Clinton SPIN cycle is because of what happened to me in 1998 when I posted comments on the Excite message boards and mentioned that this SPIN is information warfare and smells like something the Soviets would dream up.   I borrowed their keyword messaging technique in my comments on the Excite message board, using capitalization and relentless repetition, right back at them. I refused to back down from their group attacks.  Too much effort went into silencing me.  In my situation in 1998, a retired general, who hates my guts, was located and recruited to come silence me.  He had to believe I was some sort of threat or he would never have participated in this attack.  The US military chain of command was corrupted and a retired general was recruited to attack an American citizen (and Army wife), whose only “crime” was to speak out on the Excite message boards against sophisticated information warfare, meant to manipulate public opinion and silence dissent in America.

We are at a dangerous point in America – the partisan divides have the Democratic party run by very corrupt machines, the GOP was hijacked by a shady, NY real estate developer/celebrity who revels in publicly humiliating opposition, hides his financial dealings, lies constantly and has very disturbing connections to a whole host of sleazy operators, many with Russian business connections.  Finding out the facts on Trump’s Russian connections is a national security imperative, because he’s going to be President in a few days.

Bipartisan leadership is desperately needed.

I pray some of our elected leaders in Washington will put partisanship aside and work to aid in investigating the 2016 election wholesale public corruption on BOTH sides, because that corruption is why a con man touting Russian active measures helping his spin became the candidate on one party and it’s why another party covered-up massive pay-to-play, corrupt media collusion, criminally-negligent mishandling of highly sensitive information by their candidate.

How America ended up with two very corrupt candidates engaged in WHOLESALE PUBLIC CORRUPTION is the biggest national security crisis of all, because our most determined foreign adversaries are now using this political corruption to wage mass media propaganda efforts to pit American factions against each other.

The media inspired Russia influence hysteria that the Left is pushing has gone completely insane, where celebrities are raging and some have lost their minds completely, like Rosie O’Donnell on January 11th tweeted:

ROSIE Retweeted Karim Marquette

I FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW – DELAYING THE INAUGURATION – UNTIL TRUMP IS “CLEARED” OF ALL CHARGES

ROSIE added,

The public corruption and partisan warfare is rapidly destroying Americans’ trust in all of our institutions.  Russian influence could NOT succeed without the WHOLESALE PUBLIC CORRUPTION of both political parties, the media and the failure of the American people to be good citizens, which requires them to insist on virtue and integrity in their elected officials.  A candidate being touted as “Trump doesn’t play by the rules or the exposure of Hillary’s mishandling of highly classified information, should have had most Americans rejecting both of them, instead of buying into “binary choices” and morally-bankrupt arguments that one of these two very corrupt candidates was “the lesser of two evils”.  The lesser of two evils is EVIL and we should never sink to willingly choosing EVIL.

We all need to commit ourselves to protecting and defending The Constitution.




Here are some links I found interesting:

Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

The ‘Trump Report’ is a Russian Provocation

4-year-old Who’s Read 1,000 Books Tours Library of Congress

Schopenhauer on Cascades (2007 article on information cascades)

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A LB repost on Russian influence – September 2016

Here’s a blog repost from September 5, 2016

The Russians are coming?

Throughout this election many alarms keep hitting the news about covert Russian operations to interfere in our election.  The Washington Post reports that the US intelligence community is looking into it:

“U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.

The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disinformation.

The effort to better understand Russia’s covert influence operations is being spearheaded by James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence. “This is something of concern for the DNI,” said Charles Allen, a former longtime CIA officer who has been briefed on some of these issues. “It is being addressed.”

A Russian influence operation in the United States “is something we’re looking very closely at,” said one senior intelligence official who, as others interviewed, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter. Officials are also examining potential disruptions to the election process, and the FBI has alerted state and local officials to potential cyberthreats.

The official cautioned that the intelligence community is not saying it has “definitive proof” of such tampering, or any Russian plans to do so. “But even the hint of something impacting the security of our election system would be of significant concern,” the official said. “It’s the key to our democracy, that people have confidence in the election system.””

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/intelligence-community-investigating-covert-russian-influence-operations-in-the-united-states/2016/09/04/aec27fa0-7156-11e6-8533-6b0b0ded0253_story.html

Due to Trump’s bizarre comment, hoping the Russians locate Hillary’s missing emails and return them to the FBI, his former campaign manager’s alleged ties to Russian oligarchs, and the DNC email hack and release of those emails (attributed to the Russians), the Democrats and Hillary’s campaign will be hyping this Russian threat.  How real or how substantial the “Russian threat” has yet to be determined, but you can expect the Democrats to being seeing Russian influence everywhere.

Of course, the “Russian threat” may be real and substantial, but at this point, no one can state that with certainty.

Never thought the Democrats would be stirring up a “red scare”, but then again I never thought a NYC liberal con man would ever be the Republican candidate….

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Trump: the Russian patsy

Trump uses Twitter not only to get out his messaging, without having to go through the media, but he also uses it constantly to set-up the media with inflammatory tweets, to get them to overreact.

The mainstream media went all-in on running the Clinton Scorched Earth 2.0 pile-on to bury Trump in dirt during the general election.  Wikileaks used hacked emails to expose the Democrats corrupt media collusion to run the Clinton talking points, memes and even emails exposing Donna Brazile sneaking debate questions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which assuredly is cheating.

Trump won the election legitimately despite massive corruption, from the “GOP Insurgency” where the mainstream media and FOX News gave Trump BILLIONS of dollars in free media to promote Trump.  Without that unfair advantage, I doubt Trump would have been able to pull off his “winning in all the polls” and “Trump doesn’t play by the rules” mantra.  The spin effort also railroaded Republican leaders into endless set-up questioning, asserting, “Trump is winning in the polls, don’t you need to get behind the winner?”  This was an orchestrated messaging campaign.  However, in the end no one coerced anyone to vote for a particular candidate and the Department of Homeland Security reported that there were no irregular cyber activities to hack into voting machines detected.

There were plenty of statements made by Trump sleazes, like Roger Stone, throughout the campaign that presaged Wikileaks hits, as if they knew about the Wikileaks email releases in advance of their release. There’s plenty of evidence that the mainstream media went along with the GOP Insurgency in the primary to throw the GOP into chaos and help Hillary.  There was plenty of corruption in both presidential camps and also with the media participating in scorched earth campaign efforts, Trump glorying in Wikileaks leaks, in addition to unsavory campaign attacks like Hillary’s campaign orchestrating the Alicia Machado hit on Trump and DrudgeReport and Breitbart launching stories to hype Hillary the decrepit old woman spin efforts.

The 2016 presidential election was a national embarrassment, with two candidates who will do or say anything, no matter how low, to win.

The FBI Notes on Hillary’s email server have been glossed over by Democrats and the mainstream media, who are content to repeat that FBI director, James Comey, said there was nothing criminal about Hillary and her cronies using an unsecured private server to send highly classified information.  The media and Dems also latch onto and repeat that the FBI said her server wasn’t hacked.  Well, the FBI Notes show, another server the Clintons used, 13 blackberries Hillary used and none of them were ever handed over to the FBI, plus some laptops that had server emails on them.  The Platte River Network also had Hillary’s emails on a server and they Bleach Bit the emails and they put those emails on a laptop and mailed it to Hillary’s lawyers, but it got lost in the mail.

What the FBI was investigating was email CHAINS.  From the FBI notes and released emails, it’s apparent that people beyond the State Department were involved in these CHAINS and some of them used private email to email Hillary – that exposed classified information too.  How anyone can be sure information on Hillary’s servers was not compromised by hostile foreign intelligence boggles the mind when one considers how many unsecure and unaccounted for devices were used to send and receive these emails.  Then along comes the perv Weiner’s laptop and lo’ and behold Huma Abedin had lots of State Department emails stored on that laptop, which she never turned over.  My hunch is we have not heard the last of that Weiner/Abedin laptop and those emails.  I have never believed the story that the Clinton criminal investigation was reopened, that close to the election, just so the FBI could get a subpoena and read them.  I believe there’s a lot more to this story.

Hillary’s email server was really Bill Clinton’s private server, which he had set-up in his home to for his Clinton Foundation emails.  When Hillary became Secretary of State, that server was upgraded to what the FBI referred to as the Pagliano server.  So, while the FBI’s focus was classified State Department emails on Hillary’s private server, that server contained not only Hillary’s emails, but also Bill Clinton foundation & personal emails, Chelsea Clinton had an account on that server also Huma Abedin.  The foundation emails were why, I believe,  so much effort was made to Bleach Bit the Platte River server and why David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, went to such extraordinary lengths to cover-up the scandal and why Heather Samuelson, refused to even tell the FBI what keywords were used in searching Hillary’s emails ostensibly for State Dept. work-related emails.  Hillary kept saying that she never told anyone to delete any emails and that’s probably true, because I believe the real scandal that needed to be covered up was not classified emails on her home-brew server, but Bill Clinton’s Clinton Foundation emails and that Bill Clinton orchestrated this cover-up with his long-time lawyer and friend, David Kendall.  Mainstream media reported that David Kendall had a thumb drive of the entire email content on that server, so where is that thumb drive?  Patrick Kennedy, the State Department employee, who has done his best to thwart the Congressional Oversight Committee’s investigation, under oath stated that he believed the FBI has that thumb drive.  That thumb drive of the server contents should exonerate the Clintons, who claim to be innocent victims of a right-wing witch hunt.

Let’s move on to Trump, the lying, corrupt, con man and his latest antics attacking US intelligence over the Russian hacking.   Trump has been playing this game touting Wikileaks and trashing US intelligence, which undermines US national security.

We have a president-elect who is touting a Russian front, while openly attacking US intelligence agencies.

Yesterday, Buzzfeed published a dossier of unverified information about compromising intelligence the Russians have on Trump.  The media went into frenzies on Twitter, but Trump attacked the media, the dossier and US intelligence agencies today.  He started off the morning with some tweets touting the Russian government as stating the dossier is false.  Got that – the president-elect of the United States trusts Russian intelligence, but does not trust US intelligence agencies.

Here are Trump’s morning tweets:

Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is “A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.” Very unfair!

Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!

I win an election easily, a great “movement” is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!

Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?

Then Donald Trump set-up a press conference where he did his usual sideshow.  He had stage props of course, but in this one he had a table of folders supposedly containing information on how he will separate himself from his business, where in that VA fundraiser press conference he had a million dollar check to a Marine charity as a stage prop or the press conference where he had Trump steak, wine and magazines to tout his great businesses.  He attacked the media today , but he also attacked US intelligence agencies.

I think he’s a national security threat to the United States.  That is my gut feeling and I believe he lashed out like this because he knows the FBI and US intelligence agencies are investigating his ties to the Russian mob.  I believe there’s way more to the Clinton investigation than her unsecured email server too.  Knowing how she jeopardized highly classified information, because she didn’t want to have to carry two devices (that was her lame explanation) she is definitely a threat to national security and should never be allowed to handle sensitive information again.

And since Trump lives on Twitter, I suspect what set him and his corrupt cronies in Trump Tower off into staging this sideshow today were tweets by various people on Twitter alluding to US intelligence investigations, like former NSA analyst, John Schindler’s tweetstorm January 9th:

 https://storify.com/Ayei_Eloheichem/trump-the-russian-mob-and-the-fsb.

Schindler lays out allegations that Trump is a long-time money-launderer for the Russian mob in 15 tweets, like this one:

There are literally dozens of Russian OC scams, some gargantuan, that we know were based at Trump properties — quite a coincidence. /10

And along with the Russians and Trump playing tag team at the expense of US intelligence, Wikileaks kept tweeting crap like this:

WikiLeaks Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Trump understanding the difference between a leak and a “leak” (a pseudo-leak or plant with pet media by CIA/admin)

WikiLeaks added,

This is where I’m at in regards to Trump – I hope the FBI and US Intelligence agencies complete their investigations quickly and I hope they find enough to impeach Trump.  The sooner the better.  I have watched his tweets praising Putin and the way they tag team messages back and forth for several weeks, but seeing him insinuate US intelligence agencies are Nazis, while accepting Russian intel without question shows he is  the MOST USEFUL IDIOT the Russians have ever acquired.

 

I sure don’t support a do-over election.  The election was legitimate.  For weeks, I’ve been saying he deserves a chance and he does.  I never thought I would hope a President of the United States gets impeached, but after watching Trump undercut, belittle, and undermine US intelligence, while praising Wikileaks, Putin and now Russian intelligence, playing right into their propaganda, well, I believe Donald J. Trump is a threat to The Constitution.  I hope we have some leaders who will abide by The Constitution and vigilantly watch every step Trump takes as President and I pray that our intelligence agencies come up with enough compelling evidence to impeach him.  It feels odd to have a president-elect, whom I hope the FBI can build a case for Congress to say to Donald J. Trump, “You’re fired!”

His games with Putin are a threat to the United States, because he is not only undermining Americans’ confidence in US intelligence agencies, every time he pulls these sideshow gimmicks, he’s undercutting America’s standing with our long-time allies.

I also hope the FBI can make a case against the Clintons and their massive money-laundering operation through the Clinton Foundation.

I would love to see Trump and the Clintons wholesale public corruption exposed and their money-laundering operations hung out to dry.

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