Hidden Agendas Part Two: Wikileaks and the Trump propaganda infrastructure

This article is part of a two-part series. Read Part One covering Edward Snowden and the Pentagon-spawned internet privacy movement here.

Wikileaks and its odd frontman Julian Assange are part of the constellation of knowing and unknowing propagandists making up the Trump media complex, which miraculously succeeded in parlaying a deep state auxiliary into the White House by snookering the majority of the United States into believing he was a “political outsider” and “non-politician”. It has cloaked its relatively blatant political motivations and maneuvering in the robe of a dissident hactivist leak conduit and internet privacy advocacy group. As a kind of afterthought it endlessly advertises Tor (making it just as part of the phony internet privacy marketing infrastructure luring people into an NSA-FBI honeypot honeypot as Snowden & friends), but at this point its main calling is sentiment manipulation on behalf of Trump and his underwriters judging by the steady and unwavering drip of leaks damaging to Hillary Clinton. But before discussing Wikileaks, its bolstering of Trump and the myriad of indications that it’s an intelligence operation and/or proxy, it’s important to establish the mainstream media as part of the Trump media complex – keep in mind that Wikileaks and Wikileaks-seeded narratives have been frequently mentioned even in the mainstream media (and in particular Fox News).

“Russian interference” is the crux of Trump’s coverage in the media today. Although Donald Trump does have compelling connections to the post-Soviet ex KGB-Russian Jewish mob run underground government of Russia, there is clearly some kind of agenda behind the shrill drumbeat of accusations of collusion between “the Russians” and the Trump campaign/administration by the mainstream media (the foundational accusation being that Russia “hacked” the election). While most attribute this to a seething hatred of Trump by the entirety of the media and/or a witch hunt being conducted by the political establishment and deep state, CNN (the foremost Russia-monger) itself accidentally exposed that the story was largely a “bullshit” distraction but that it was pushed nonstop for ratings and viewership, both which are higher than ever.

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Donald Trump earned $400 in free media in the last month of his campaign, which is about what John McCain spent on the entire 2008 presidential campaign from start to finish. Credit: NYTimes

This squares with Trump and his inner circle’s long-time cozy and well-hidden relationships with media executives and figures such as Jeff Zucker, Joe Scarborough/Mika Brzezinski, Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Lally Weymouth, Jeff Bezos, etc. whose number one priority since Trump announced his candidacy has been to cover him as much as humanly possible. At CNN, staffers complain of Jeff Zucker (Trump’s self-described friend and “personal booker“) and his insistence on constantly covering Trump. Zucker previously worked with Trump at MSNBC on The Apprentice and enjoyed a special relationship with him all throughout the election season which he used to turn CNN’s deteriorating ratings and viewership numbers around. Over at MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski (both of whom have communed with Trump at Mar-A-Lago) and their producers allow Donald Trump to personally dictate what they can and cannot ask him. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump party at the Washington Post editor’s summer house in the Hamptons despite the fact that the mainstream press is allegedly out to publicly hang them. Trump has made a habit of publicly lambasting the Washington Post and its owner, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. However, it looks as if Bezos in reality peddles influence in the Trump White House:

Then, at a tech gathering at Trump Tower during the transition in December, Bezos introduced himself as someone who is “super excited about the possibilities this could be the innovation administration” and appeared to have a positive outlook after his meeting. In a statement to Business Insider at the time, Bezos said his meeting was “very productive.”

This month, Bezos participated in Mr. Trump’s roundtable with the American Technology Council at the White House and applauded the administration’s work in technological innovation. He encouraged using commercial technology to save money and develop artificial intelligence to improve government services. [1]

Kingmaker and deep state abettor supreme Rupert Murdoch (who is a prominent advisor and backer of Trump’s) used his Fox News network to shamelessly boost Trump and the same right-wing authoritarian agenda it’s always endorsed (albeit with with a populist twist). Roger Ailes, former CEO of Fox News and a key architect of television as a medium for propaganda, launched Trump’s political commentary career by giving him a daily call-in segment on Fox & Friends and advised Trump all throughout the 2015-2016 campaign, all the while maintaining a sham Twitter feud with him.

As long as all the writers and producers (many of whom do probably despise Trump) focus virtually all of their attention on the president regardless of whatever petty mini-scandals they end up exposing, everyone is happy – Trump gets the exposure and attention he so craves without ever being totally destroyed, the Trump administration (which is in effect run by a colorful assortment of financial oligarchs, think tankers and defense industry NatSec boosters) has a red herring to distract from the agenda it’s working to push through and the media networks get higher ratings. And, obviously, given this deceptive agenda, you wouldn’t expect this ubiquitous Trump camp intrigue with the media to be a very big story in the media.

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Much of Trump-related and Clinton-bashing online news (in red) was spawned by Wikileaks dumps. Credit: WaPo

The media was indeed an integral part of Trump’s winning the election – the colossal, unprecedented amount of coverage (equivalent to $2 billion in free advertising) he received, regardless of whether it was positive or negative, in addition to the torrent of email leaks and scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton (many of which were seeded by Wikileaks) that were transmitted on full blast by both the alternative and ostensibly pro-Clinton mainstream media, propelled him into a position to win both the nomination and election. The ratio of negative coverage to positive Trump received was barely higher than that of any other Republican candidate’s and, contrary to what the shill altmedia says, probably lower than that of Hillary Clinton. [2] [3] Many simply dismiss a conscious media role in boosting Trump through explaining the coverage as a response to higher polling numbers. Firstly, this fails to take into account that the mainstream media began heaping legendary amounts of coverage upon Trump before he ever registered in the polls or even announced his candidacy. Secondly, statistical studies have shown that, while increased media coverage has a strong statistically significant positive effect on public support for a given candidate, increased poll numbers only exert a small (but still statistically significant) effect on media coverage, meaning media coverage is the primary driver of public support. [4]

Coverage leads to increased public interest in a candidate, which leads to more coverage. Ultimately, this cycle results in higher poll numbers for candidates who leverage their entertainment value to reap the benefits of news coverage. Our findings demonstrate that a high volume of news coverage for candidates leads to increased support, supporting the old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

We do not find strong evidence to support the hypothesis that media coverage changes as a function of performance in polls. [4]

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If Trump were truly a dire threat to the deep state and the media was entirely in the pocket of the Clinton crime family as the altmedia goons suggest, subtle orders filtered down through media executives and top editors (nearly all of whom play ball with the power-elite and have intelligence connections) would have made sure that Trump be utterly blacked out in the media and treated as a mere nuisance as opposed to a legitimate threat to democracy, guaranteeing that he be relegated to obscurity, as for example Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan were. Political outsiders are simply not given full control of the news cycle. The truth is that Donald Trump, contrary to both the alternative and mainstream media, is a long-time political insider who’s throughout his life had intimate ties to some of the most powerful men in the world and installed into the Oval Office by very same kinds of people his base loathes; he’s the latest in the line of phony political outsiders which includes Ross Perot, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ted Cruz, etc. and has been thrust into power by an alliance of the American conservative/defense establishment and the international Zionist syndicate under former CIA director and top neoconservative Zionist James Woolsey. These groups are vying for power within the administration as well as consorting and scheming with the liberal “globalist” establishment, which has managed to install numerous members in the administration.[5]

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Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are similar in that they are these supposed digital anti-establishment crusaders revealing the most damning of deep state secrets, yet they’re trotted out, paraded around and given all the publicity they could ever want by the fourth estate on a regular basis (as opposed to being suicided, almost entirely ignored or eternally imprisoned, as the vast majority of whistleblowers end up), indicating that they’re either controlled assets or simply unknowing dupes being used by the deep state or a deep state faction (read: the ultra nationalist right-wing national security and Israel boosters behind the Trump presidency) to advance some kind of agenda in return for free advertising and likely large sums of money.

6c567878e4830cf4070515b6475d3a61Wikileaks, a purported political “transparency” advocacy group and email/document leak conduit, has, along with Russia been at the center of the hacking narrative since it began leaking emails and documents belonging to the DNC (which was allegedly hacked on the order of the Kremlin, which in return indirectly handed the hacked documents over to Wikileaks), DCCC, Hillary Clinton and Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta. The release of this material had a substantial impact on the course and outcome of the 2016 election largely thanks to the alternative (or, as I call “sidestream”) media and online disinformation outlet’s widespread circulation of the emails, which of course has been accompanied by their decidedly Clinton-hostile and incredibly loose interpretation of the typically ambiguous and out-of-context contents of said emails, even going so far as to construe (based on a largely fabricated code language) a far-reaching pedophile ring operating out of the non-existent basement of a high traffic pizza parlor. Given the sidestream/alternative media’s symbiotic relationship with the right-wing power structure and the fact that Wikileaks and its exotic, almost cartoonish silver-haired celebrity spokesman Julian Assange are regularly splayed all over mainstream television (even having been mentioned by presidential debate moderators), Wikileaks should be viewed with extreme suspicion.

Julian Assange displays many of the hallmarks of an intelligence asset:

  • As a child, he was, for a not insignificant amount of time through a step father, exposed to (and later on the run from) Australia’s most notorious cult – “The Family”, a New Age doomsday cult based outside Melbourne that engaged in everything from attempted drug-induced mind control of its members to food deprivation to ritual sexual abuse. Additionally, members of The Family dyed their hair white, as Julian Assange does. The group miraculously evaded prosecution and eluded law enforcement for decades, which has led some to believe that it may have been protected by federal law enforcement and/or Western intelligence. There are several other indications of this: many members had multiple identities and passports, the cult was supplied free LSD (which at the time was being used all over the world in the CIA’s MKUltra mind control experiments) by the discoverer of the substance’s psychedelic effects, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, and members of The Family at one point “nursed” Lord Casey, a prominent Australian diplomat and politician, at a Victoria psychiatric facility owned and staffed by Family cultists. Afterwards, Casey donated a large sum of money to the hospital.[6][7]
  • Assange was compromised by law enforcement in his 20s after having been caught hacking the now-defunct Canadian telecommunications equipment giant Nortel, after which it was then discovered that Assange (whose hacker handle was “Mendax”) had also been responsible for breaching the networks of Australian telecom Telstra, MILNET/the Pentagon as well as several major American corporations and more than a few American and Australian universities. Assange racked up a prodigious amount of felonies, yet served virtually no prison time. The reason given for this was that Assange supposedly had no malicious intent, but a more plausible explanation for the courts’ leniency would be because after being discovered, Assange was “turned” and gave “technical advise” to the Victoria Police Child Exploitation unit (in other words, helped the government catch online child pornographers), after which he began writing (sabotaging?) networking and encryption software and moderating computer security forums. Odds are after such a massive bust involving American government agencies (particularly the DoD), Assange was never truly let off the hook, yet remained a prominent internet privacy advocate. [8][9]
  • It is extremely rare for someone accused of serious crimes in multiple countries (in the United States and Sweden on leaking/espionage and rape charges respectively) to be granted asylum by a legitimate government, in Assange’s case the Ecuadorian government. However, this isn’t the only apparent uncustomary treatment Assange has received. In 2010, while the British government was seeking to arrest Assange at the behest of INTERPOL, it seemingly allowed him to roam southeast England in plain sight for over a month despite the fact that law enforcement was aware of his whereabouts. The explanation given was incorrectly filed paperwork, but this hasn’t stopped governments with the United States breathing down their back from carrying out questionable arrests before and this conveniently gave Assange time to make arrangements for after he was arrested. Afterwards, while under house arrest awaiting bail in the UK, Assange stayed in a sprawling ten bedroom Georgian mansion supplied by Vaughan Smith, the founder of yet another dubious “independent media” organization, the Frontline Club, a highly secretive and exclusive “media club” stacked with war propagandists primarily from mainstream British media outlets. Several members of the Club were highly involved in pushing the Snowden psyop and in 2007, the Club interviewed Russian-Jewish oligarch Boris Berezovsky after he claimed to be orchestrating an apparently quite public coup against Vladimir Putin. However, there is much reason to believe that this was merely meant to further play into the anti-oligarch, anti-organized crime song and dance Putin pulls, because before Putin ascended to the Russian presidency, he met secretly with Berezovsky five times at his Spanish villa to discuss Putin’s replacing the ailing Boris Yeltsin.
  • In 2011, famed Zionist lawyer Alan Dershowitz, part of Jeffrey Epstein, Les Wexner and Ghislaine and Robert Maxwell’s pedophilic blackmail ring, joined Assange’s legal defense team because of Wikileaks perceived promotion of “democracy” in the Middle East, which is merely a cloak for Israel’s agenda of fracturing and dominating the Middle East.

Not only does Assange raise more than a few alarms, Wikileaks as an organization behaves in a fashion unbefitting of a legitimate whistleblower organization that at the very best suggests that Wikileaks is a merely a cynical band of digital marketers being used by and latching on to political factions and at the very worst an outright intelligence front:

  • Wikileaks (like Snowden and his partners in the media) release most of their information in tranches – it’s systematically doled out in a controlled fashion and release dates are opportunistically timed. This is highly suspicious behavior indicating publicity-seeking and/or cooperation with some other entity. The vast majority of whistleblowers and leakers dump all of their data at once immediately after they’re given the opportunity to release it. Most other leakers also don’t allow establishment journalists from outlets such as the New York Times (one of whom happened to be a member of the CFR and Aspen Institute) to heavily redact and edit their documents either. The content of Wikileaks material is suspect as well. Of all the Wikileaks diplomatic cable dumps, mention of Israel is curiously almost entirely absent, and instead, conveniently for Israel (even according to Benjamin Netanyahu, who says Israel “worked in advance” to prevent damage from leaks), trumped up Iranian nuclear threat propaganda is ubiquitous in its cable dumps. Perhaps this is the reason why right-wing Zionist kingmaker Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News is so friendly to Assange, on top of Assange’s friendliness towards Murdoch accessory Trump and his back-channeling with lavender mafia-linked GOP operative Roger Stone. The bottom line is that, clearly Wikileaks and/or whoever is providing Wikileaks with its content is selectively picking and choosing what to hand over. So far, all emails/documents that have been analyzed have been verified as coming where they appear to come from and lacking any alternation via authentication of cryptographic signatures attached to all emails, but with Wikileak’s possible intelligence connections and background, it (or, more likely, whoever leaked the emails to them in the first place) could very well have knowledge of various proprietary cryptographic hash functions, meaning they could’ve effectively ‘forged’ authentication signatures across many email clients.
  • Wikileaks is hypocritically opaque and obfuscatory about how it raises and handles funds. It taps less than 5 percent of funds received through PayPal and bank money transfers (not even bothering to pay for Chelsea Manning’s legal defense). And, according to a Wikileaks funds manager, it also likely receives sizable off-the-books donations from private sources. Even funds it procures from the public at large are collected and obscured in a complex roundabout method through the Wau Holland Foundation, a Hamburg-based nonprofit and freedom of information advocacy group. John Young of the genuine leak website Cryptome noted a pattern of behavior exhibited by Wikileaks that is similar to that of intelligence agencies and fronts. Other Wikileaks insiders have remarked on Cryptome that there is much internal strife within Wikileaks itself over Julian Assange’s mystifying and erratic behavior as well as his near total control over the group’s finances.[10][11]
  • Ever since its inception, Wikileaks has insisted that anyone who gifts leaks to them sign a nondisclosure agreement, making unpublished leaked material “solely the property of Wikileaks.” This means that Wikileaks has full control over anything they manage to get their hands on – they can destroy it, selectively publish material, release it in tranches (not typical of real whistleblowers), etc. and there’s nothing the originator of the leaks can do about it lest they be financially and legally ruined by Wikileaks. This is a massive indicator of a sham whistleblower operation.[12]
  • When Wikileaks was initially formed, it stated that it’s primary aim was to release leaked documents coming out of “China, Russia, and oppressive regimes in Eurasia, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa”, all of which incidentally happen to be the foremost targets of US intelligence, leaving out maybe only Latin America. When it initially launched, Wikileaks itself claimed to have been “founded by Chinese dissidents, mathematicians and startup company technologists, from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa.” Its advisory board “[included] representatives from expatriate Russian and Tibetan refugee communities, reporters, a former US intelligence analyst and cryptographers.”
  • Wikileaks’ recent ‘Vault 7’ CIA document dump laying out hundreds of putative CIA hacking tools appears to be nothing more than a classic limited hangout and probably partially fraudulent. Almost every single hacking technique, vulnerability and exploit “exposed” in the Vault 7 leak had been known to cybersecurity experts for years and some of the content within the documents appears to have been lifted straight off of Reddit, a disinformation hive which is itself one of the foremost proliferators and progenitors of a variety of comical Wikileaks-based conspiracy theories.
  • Wikileaks, as discussed in the Snowden section of this article, is intimately connected to the national security state derived and funded internet privacy hactivist movement, anchored by Edward Snowden, Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald/The Intercept, the EFF, FPF, Tor, BGG, etc.
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Palantir’s predictive crime modeling platform

Of course, Wikileaks is only one half of the story. It leaks the documents and emails and the defense-connected Trump digital campaign propagates them and weaves a lunatic narrative around them. The two primary anchors of the right-wing populist digital campaign (as far as we know) are Robert Mercer/Cambridge Analytica and Peter Thiel/Palantir. Before being hired by the Trump campaign (likely through its owner, Robert Mercer’s relationship with media manipulator Steve Bannon), Cambridge Analytica was employed by the Ted Cruz campaign and the pro-Brexit campaign in the UK. Analytica’s London-based parent company, SCL Group, has been involved in orchestrating military disinformation campaigns and devising “psychological warfare” techniques for the British defense establishment.[13] Analytica essentially infers traits about internet users through analyzing browsing history, location data, purchasing habits, etc. as well as unstructured data (such as full text) in order to tailor political messages to them in a discriminate fashion. Palantir, founded and owned by PayPal co-founder turned venture capital billionaire futurist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel, is a large analytics/data mining firm contracted almost exclusively by the intelligence community (the CIA in particular), law enforcement and large banks. It is basically one of the key analytics and information processing arms of the intelligence community – it’s software is used (using the intelligence community’s gargantuan dragnet and social media user data as inputs) to detect and predict target behavior. Peter Thiel is one of Trump’s closest advisors and served on his transition team. Thiel has demonstrated that he has extensive knowledge of Trump’s analytics-driven digital media campaign, which isn’t surprising given the fact that “Thiel employees” (read: Palantir) have been seconded to work for the Trump campaign. All political candidates now utilize analytics, but the Trump campaign very likely had an upper hand having scored two (and possibly more) intelligence-connected analytics firms, which naturally will have larger data sets to toy with.

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Palantir’s financial analytics dashboard

Both Cambridge Analytica and Palantir specialize in data analytics/data mining (which is essentially teasing meaningful patterns out of data) and machine learning (which is computers “learning” to generate original predictive models) which, within the context of politics, apply to psychographics (classifying people for targeting), message tailoring, sentiment manipulation, etc. This digital media campaign (along with Hillary Clinton’s) certainly featured underhanded techniques such as click farming, creating fake social media accounts/bots (almost half of Trump’s Twitter followers are bots), permeating the internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc. with suspect articles and so forth. According to federal investigators currently looking into the use of bots in the 2016 presidential campaign, bot-engineered traffic to sites such as Breitbart (which is partially owned by Robert Mercer), Infowars, RT, SputnikNews, 4chan, Reddit, YourNewsWire, Voat, etc. was a significant driver of many of the pro-Trump and anti-Clinton viral stories surrounding the election (e.g. Pizzagate, Hillary’s health, George Soros voting machines, etc.) and that it may have been “one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence.”[14] Of course, this is all being chalked up to an exclusively “Russian” operation based out of St. Petersburg. While some operational headquarters may very well have been based out of Russia and it may be true that Russia was used as a proxy or staging area, the real story is with Cambridge Analytica and Peter Thiel, who are both in a position in the Trump inner circle and within the analytics/internet manipulation fields to serve as architects of this kind of sophisticated digital misinformation campaign. These kind of technologies paired with high-end analytics and data mining is probably the main reason that Trump garnered so much support online and how so many pro-Trump and anti-Clinton articles went viral. So what are some of the alt-right fever dream misinformation conspiracies that have gone viral as a result of Wikileaks likely in conjunction with Palantir/Analytica?

The most infamous is probably Pizzagate, the lurid theory originating from fake Twitter accounts and ludicrous anonymous 4chan posts that John Podesta in league with James Alefantis was running a child sex ring out of Alefantis’ Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant. It is entirely predicated upon the Wikileaks-released leaked Podesta emails, which the proliferators of the theory fabricated a pedophile code language off of. Of course, the idea that any kind of child sex ring – especially one involving high-level political operatives and politicians – would ever be operated out of a heavily trafficked consumer-facing commercial location or orchestrated over Gmail using identifiable email addresses (whose passwords weren’t even changed until months after leaks began) is patently absurd on the face of it. But this of course didn’t stop legions of self-styled “independent investigators”, “pedophile watchdogs” and “internet sleuths” from running with the idea and continuing to elaborate and build out the bogus conspiracy by correlating generic logos for Comet Ping Pong and surrounding restaurants with pedophile symbols, attempting to construe pedophilia references from Instagram posts, falsely claiming that several outlandish paintings appearing to reference pedophilia were owned by John Podesta, etc., etc. Pizzagate as well virtually every other sensational conspiracy blathered on about by the Pizzagate ilk are cleverly implanted in people’s heads through the introduction of bizarre observations that wouldn’t have been made by anyone hadn’t the idea been suggested.

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The above “codes” are entirely invented. Interestingly, Mike Cernovich (who authored the post on the right) is highly involved in downplaying the very real Epstein child sex ring as well as Alan Dershowitz’s involvement in it.
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Credit: FitzInfo

Roger Stone, an astoundingly underhanded (even for politics) GOP operative and long-time collaborator of Donald Trump’s introduced to him by prominent right-wing power structure installation and blackmail ring operator, Roy Cohn, likely featured heavily in the insertion of the Pizzagate narrative into public discourse. Stone has a colorful history of inventing stories and was, according to John Podesta himself, tipped off to the release of John Podesta’s emails by Julian Assange, or at the very lease had some kind of foreknowledge.[15] Why would this purported non-political hactivist Assange slip information to one of the GOP’s most notorious tricksters? It certainly makes more sense within the framework of Wikileaks and Assange being effective intelligence operations.

For a highly detailed refutation of Pizzagate, see this article

The Twitter post that initially sparked the Pizzagate theory referenced the FBI’s investigation into Anthony Weiner’s laptop as being part of a wider investigation into pedophilia. This is utterly false, but it’s worth pointing out that Anthony Weiner (and his wife Huma Abedin) could very well have been the target of an orchestrated right-wing hacking and/or entrapment campaign. The metadata in the “leaked” photos of him on Yfrog and Twitter indicate that his Twitter account was indeed hacked and his Facebook account had been hacked a week earlier.[16] Additionally, the New York Post, part of Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing media empire, has been on top of many of the Weiner embarrassments from the beginning. It has inexplicably and mysteriously obtained many text and Twitter private message conversations between Weiner and one of his unidentified victims – the New York Post does not explain how it came into possession of the conversations, which is standard practice.[17] There’s two possibilities – 1) the “mystery brunette”, who is supposedly a Trump supporter and NRA member, was a provocateur sent in to entrap and embarrass Weiner (however, she has never acknowledged leaking the conversations); or 2) the New York Post obtained the conversations through hackers. If this is the case, the illicitly obtained conversations likely came from within Rupert Murdoch’s vast electronic surveillance and hacking network which was exposed in the UK in 2010-2011 causing a massive scandal and extends to Murdoch’s media assets in the US as well.

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Summation of the News International hacking scandal

Roger Stone and the Trump misinformation grid’s fingerprints are all over another Wikileaks story as well – the DNC leaks. Stone admitted to having talked privately with “Guccifer 2.0”, which is supposedly a composite identity for two Russian hackers, “Fancy Bear” and “Cozy Bear”, both of whom are, according to the intelligence community, responsible for hacking the DNC and Emmanuel Macron’s campaign (whose emails were also leaked by Wikileaks). The claim that “Russians” were responsible for hacking Macron is very likely false given the fact that the head of France’s cyber-security agency told the Associated Press that “no trace” of Russian meddling and that it could have been “practically anyone”. In reality, nobody on the outside knows exactly who is responsible for this recent wave of breaches. The government has presented virtually zero evidence that the Russian government was behind the hacks of either the DNC or Macron’s campaign. If this truly were the work of sophisticated hackers deployed or hired by Russia, the NSA, CIA and/or FBI could provide evidence and detailed analysis of the attack and exfiltration and how the stolen data was routed and be able to present it in such a way that it would not compromise their methods or sources.

Because the DNC refused to give the FBI access to their servers to investigate the incident, the only “evidence” we have for Russian involvement is the analysis of the attack by Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm whose chief technical officer is a senior fellow with the anti-Russia think tank, The Atlantic Council. Crowdstrike’s own evidence is weak and inconclusive – Cyrillic text files, known Russian or Ukrainian cryptographic keys, Russian IP addresses, etc. could very easily have been the result of actors using proxies, the result of outsourced hackers or intentionally left in the server logs by someone who knew what they were doing so as to make it appear that Russia or anyone else was behind the attack (something that intelligence agencies are known to do), while in reality the attack could possibly have been orchestrated/directed by one of the spook entities surrounding Donald Trump, such as the Mossad, neocon-Zionist CIA spook James Woolsey, Peter Thiel or Erik Prince of Blackwater infamy. Even if the hackers were Russian, this means very little and certainly does not translate into Russian state support or sanctioning of the attacks – many for-hire hackers are located Russia and throughout Eastern Europe. But the bottom line is that any hacker that knows what they’re doing knows how to cover their tracks, meaning the indications that the hack originated from Russia are there for a reason, perhaps to serve as a smokescreen for deeper covert domestic involvement in the election.

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Seth Rich

The right-wing misinformation network, in contrast to the mainstream media’s Russia obsession, thrust the notion that deceased DNC staffer Seth Rich was the source of the DNC leak and that he passed the leaked trove along to Wikileaks (there is no hard evidence to support this). While Rich’s death was suspicious, the dubiousness of the Wikileaks angle of the story almost begins to compete with Pizzagate. All of the characters in the story are seemingly involved in an incestuous self-reinforcing circle. Rich’s family was put in touch with private investigator Rod Wheeler (the main source of the assertion that Rich was the leak) through Dallas businessman Ed Butowsky, a (surprise surprise) Fox commentator and Breitbart columnist. Butowsky additionally funded Wheeler, who himself is a Fox News contributor. Rich’s family claims that Kim Dotcom, the self-proclaimed “internet entrepreneur” of Megaupload fame living essentially in exile in New Zealand, attempted to hack their son’s email account presumably to plant evidence suggesting Rich was Wikileaks’ DNC source. A supposed FBI file investigating the relationship between Rich and Wikileaks made the rounds in the alternative media, but was later found to be fake.

Snowden, Wikileaks, Assange, Trump – what do they all have in common? They’ve all been undeniably built up by both the controlled fourth estate/mainstream media and alternative media, which, contrary to what many of the phony digital marketers and publicity seekers in the altmedia would have you believe, is highly manipulated by behind the scenes characters like Robert Mercer and completely vulnerable to digital traffic-engineering campaigns which are, unbeknown to most, regularly coordinated by political campaigns, intelligence agencies/assets, digital marketing groups, corporations, PR firms, etc. Anyone with a sense of discernment would notice the contradiction between these kinds of characters’ purported political outsider renegade anti-establishment status and the fact that they’re perpetually broadcast in the media to the public. While it is true that a large part of the reason for this is the fact that the public loves a hero, but the question must be asked – why are these people and groups specifically so favored while others are shut out of public discourse entirely? My answer is that the ones who do somehow make it through the filter are always in some way sanctioned because all of them without exception have covert deep state ties which are always buried by the media itself.

Notes:

[1] Trump tweet highlights complex relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tweet-highlights-complex-relationship-with-amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos/

[2] A deep dive into the news media’s role in the rise of Donald Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/06/24/a-deep-dive-into-the-news-medias-role-in-the-rise-of-donald-j-trump/?utm_term=.4c177729b490

[3] Study: Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, gets the most negative media coverage

https://www.vox.com/2016/4/15/11410160/hillary-clinton-media-bernie-sanders

[4] Media Coverage, Public Interest, and Support in Primary Elections

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2709208

[5] Deep state misappropriation and the cryptocratic clique behind Trump

https://akamaitree.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/deep-state-misappropriation-the-cryptocratic-clique-behind-trump/

[6] FTR #724 Wiki of the Damned

http://spitfirelist.com/for-the-record/ftr-724-wiki-of-the-damned/

[7] Except from Unseen, Unheard, Unknown

http://www.leavingsiddhayoga.net/unseen.htm

[8] Julian Assange

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange

[9] Assange helped our police catch child pornographers

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/assange-helped-our-police-catch-child-pornographers-20110211-1aqnl.html

[10] WIKILEAKS CASH FLOWS IN, DRIPS OUT

https://www.wired.com/2010/07/wikileaks-funding/

[11] Wikileaks CIA, Soros and Competitors Backlash

https://cryptome.org/0003/wikileaks-lash.htm

[12] WikiLeaks Threatens Its Own Leakers With $20 Million Penalty

https://www.wired.com/2011/05/nda-wikileaks/

[13] Cruz-Connected Data Miner Aims to Get Inside U.S. Voters’ Heads

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2015-11-12/is-the-republican-party-s-killer-data-app-for-real-

[14] Feds Probe ‘Bot-Engineered’ Pro-Trump Fake News

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/feds-investigate-pro-Trump-bots/2017/03/20/id/779803/

[15] Podesta says Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had ‘advance knowledge’ of hack

https://www.yahoo.com/news/podesta-says-trump-adviser-roger-stone-may-have-had-advance-knowledge-of-hack-020432912.html?force=load

[16] Was Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account hacked? The evidence for and against

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2011/06/tricky_dick.html

[17] How Did The NY Post Get Anthony Weiner’s Texts And Pics?

http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/30/how-did-the-ny-post-get-anthony-weiners-texts-and-pics/

Sidestream Media: The Backstory

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 12/10/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/12/sidestream-media-backstory.html

Much is made today of the “mainstream/liberal/establishment media” epitomized by media giants such as CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Politico, and sometimes the Washington Post. However, relatively little analysis is dedicated to other major media blocs, all of which despite the assertion that the liberal media is the sole outlet for the establishment and elite, are subtly and quietly bolstered by elite and establishment factions themselves. The only greater media bloc of any significance to the public at large other than the liberal-centrist media is a nebulous and loosely related faction I label the “sidestream media”.

The sidestream media is composed of two relatively distinct parts – the mainstream right-wing media and the so-called alternative media (which despite for the most part rejecting being labeled is largely aligned with the American right-wing). The two pillars of the mainstream conservative media are Fox News and talk radio. Newsmax and similar conservative publications (such as American Spectator), which straddle the line between alternative and mainstream, play a supporting role. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Newsmax/Chris Ruddy and friends was an instrumental right-wing media agenda-setter and served as the model for future alternative GOP media operations, but since the Clinton and Bush II eras has lost significant pull.

The alternative media isn’t nearly as monolithic as the Fox News-conservative radio punditry nexus and is therefore a somewhat less accurate and useful categorization, but can still be analyzed. The most notable alternative outlets currently are Breitbart (for now – is gradually becoming mainstreamed), Alex Jones/Infowars, Drudge, WorldNetDaily, and Russia Today. The majority of these are unapologetically rightist in their politics, the major exception being Russia Today, which despite leaning slightly to the left politically, is more than willing to get into bed with the right-wing alternative media to push anti-government stories given their anti American establishment prerogative. Legitimate left-leaning alternative media outlets exist such as The Young Turks, Democracy Now, AlterNet, RawStory, SecularTalk, etc., but none have ever been able to even come close to the way that the right-wing alternative media has on occasion miraculously seized near complete control of the news cycle. Left-wing alternative media used to be much more influential during the heyday of Air America and HuffPo, but has since lost a considerable amount of influence. Currently, there is no disputing that the alternative media is largely dominated by the right.

The history of the mainstream/liberal/traditional Midtown Manhattan media’s liaising and outright plotting with the CIA, State Department, military and other powerful areas of government (be they public or private) is somewhat well known among those exposed to conspiracy (see: Operation Mockingbird).[1][2] However, the sidestream conservative media’s history with the CIA and America’s corporate and governmental elite is relatively obscure.

The conservative counter establishment media is almost entirely the result of a massive concerted right-wing effort beginning in the mid 1970s through the early 1980s to 1) reassert themselves after decades of liberal/moderate political domination during the postwar era and 2) promote the Reagan/Bush I administration’s aggressively anti-communist Central America foreign policy. This effort involved the creation and financing of propaganda outlets such as media organizations like Fox and think tanks such as the Heritage and Koch Foundations, the promotion of certain politicians, the creation of a right-wing faction in academia and ultimately culminated in what is known as the “Reagan Revolution” and “New Right” (and today, we’re seeing many of the same players and tactics reappear). The early 1980s also saw the foundation of the Council for National Policy, whose (known) member list reads like a who’s who of the right-wing elite (Erik Prince, Oliver North, etc.) and very much represents a kind of modern analog to the John Birch Society. By far the most impacting and lasting component of the operation was the right-wing pro-Reagan propaganda machine that Reagan CIA director William Casey, CIA operative Walter Raymond Jr., Fox News’s father as well as to-be kingmaker Rupert Murdoch, and heir to the Pittsburgh-based Mellon family’s multi billion dollar oil & banking fortune Richard Mellon Scaife orchestrated during the Reagan administration.[3] (Perhaps this early CIA facilitation explains why Fox is run like an intelligence agency.)

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Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Wick, Roy Cohn and Cohn law partner Thomas Bolan in the Oval Office on Jan. 18, 1983 (photo credit: Reagan Presidential Library)

As far as anyone knows based on recently declassified government documents, the operation was kicked off by two face-to-face meetings in 1983 between Rupert Murdoch and Ronald Reagan, mediated by none other than political fixer and Donald Trump mentor Roy Cohn and the director of the US Information Agency, Charles Wick. Quite obviously, Murdoch was instructed to bolster pro-Reagan propaganda through his various holdings controlled through Murdoch’s News Corp., whose core assets were Fox and the New York Post (today, Murdoch also has control over the Wall Street Journal through Dow Jones). While Murdoch’s empire was and still is very much the core and old guard of the right-wing media, the counter-establishment right-wing media did not stop at Fox in the slightest. Casey, Scaife, Roger Ailes (Murdoch’s long-time deputy), and others worked tirelessly to expand the conservative media nexus, an effort which continues to this day with the promotion of Donald Trump.

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Trump and Murdoch (photo credit: Reuters)

Perhaps the most visible and important example was the facilitation of Rush Limbaugh by the Casey clique. Limbaugh’s ascent was part of what was a larger operation headed by Casey and fellow CIA-man Lowell Thomas to turn ABC into a centrist-conservative outlet as opposed to a strictly liberal news organization through the acquisition of ABC by Capital Cities, a media holdings company largely run by Casey and Thomas among others.[4] The acquisition was the subject of heavy scrutiny at the time due to the fact that Capital Cities was considerably smaller than ABC, which required that CapCities procure funding and protection from Warren Buffet to go through with the purchase.[5] ABC’s network president, Edward McLaughlin was tasked by ABC’s new owners to recruit conservative talent, which he found at an obscure Sacramento radio station in Rush Limbaugh, who had voiced a spirited defense of the Reagan administration and Oliver North during Iran Contra. Limbaugh was promoted by his new bosses in New York, paraded on national television, and heavily advertised. He cemented his role in American politics after doing the most in the right-wing media to get Newt Gingrich elected speaker of the house. Limbaugh still to this day very much sets the intellectual tone for the right-wing at large and remains faithful to the Republican power structure that brought him up and still likely handles him. It is interesting that CIA-facilitated Limbaugh from the beginning of the 2016 election season was the most effective communicator of Trump propaganda in the mainstream right-wing media, which largely consisted of Limbaugh constantly reiterating the blatantly false claim that Donald Trump was a political outsider.

Later, in the 1990s, this same Murdoch-Casey-Scaife clique birthed the Clinton (and later Obama) rumor-scandal-conspiracy mill and controversialization cottage industry. The Clinton Chronicles’s producer, Pat Matrisciana, was funded by Richard Mellon Scaife and Casey as was Chris Ruddy/Newsmax (behind Vince Foster-Ron Brown story), the American Spectator (behind the Whitewater story), and Judicial Watch (which has been instrumental in advancing the Hillary Clinton email, and Benghazi stories).[6][7][8][9][10][11] It is clear that the Lewinsky scandal was engineered by a faction within the government opposed to the Clinton administration. Linda Tripp, a former Army intelligence officer and Delta force commander, was mothered by Lucianne Goldberg, a prominent Republican operative dating back to the Nixon era and his CREEP reelection campaign. MI6 collaborator and Telegraph reporter Ambrose-Evans Pritchard was sent over to the US from Britain to perpetually lambast the Clinton administration by the British-Canadian(-American) deep state right-wing media conglomerate, Hollinger Corporation, which had on its board Henry Kissinger, Lord Carrington and Margaret Thatcher. Additionally, Pritcard was a close friend of the aforementioned Richard Mellon Scaife.

Ken Starr, still a hack for the Republican party after all these years, who was connected to Scaife through tens of academic institutions, NGOs, and think tanks (one of them being the Council for National Policy) served as the seemingly legitimate face of several politically charged investigations into Bill Clinton, Lewinsky, Paula Jones, and Vince Foster being the most well known.[12] Indeed, the most effective contraversialization tactic against the Clintons has been the exposure of more than a few sex scandals involving everything from infidelity to outright rape, which never would have come out without agitation by the counter establishment media. Interestingly enough, Starr is now working for (or with) convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s legal team, likely covering Donald Trump’s tracks and negotiating a way out of Trump’s likely blackmail by Les Wexner, Epstein’s mentor and the man who had control over the surveillance equipment and blackmail material through a dedicated technician Wexner had fly in to Palm Beach from New Albany, Ohio (Wexner’s residence).[13]

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Ann Coulter, who’s probably the most utterly rabid Trump-booster present in the media, was brought up and made in the media by the Paula Jones investigation where Coulter worked as an aide writing briefs for Jones’ lawyer while a member of the conservative Independent Womens’ Forum and was instrumental in acquiring the Linda Tripp tapes for Ken Starr. (Strangely enough, rumor has it that Coulter was seen several times on Adnan Khashoggi’s yacht in the ’90s. Khashoggi is a prominent media financier among other things who’s been in bed with the American intelligence community his entire adult life.)[14]

This media-political machine continued working throughout the Bush II and Obama administrations (Trump’s Obama birth certificate fiasco may have been a sophisticated test), but only experienced a true rebirth once Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the arena together. Many of the old players have reasserted themselves this election season, such as Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Roger Stone, Gingrich, Giuliani, Limbaugh, Drudge, etc. Richard Mellon Scaife died in 2014, but the Mellon fortune continues to be distributed to various right-wing operations through the Sarah Scaife Foundation, named after Mellon’s mother. Murdoch, a friend of Trump’s in private, is now a seasoned operative and a kingmaker in his own right. Roger Ailes, formerly the head of Fox News, met in private with Trump at least on two occasions that we know of and after leaving Fox has served as a media advisor to the Trump campaign/administration.[15][16] Roger Stone, a flagrantly and unabashedly dirty media and political operative who dates back to the Cohn days and was introduced to Trump by Cohn, has been instrumental in feeding distorted narratives and disinformation to the alternative media mostly through Alex Jones.[17]

Gingrich and Giuliani are typically thought of as politicians, but have recently brandished themselves all over Fox News in the name of Trump. Both are political insiders deeply connected to the same faction that has promoted Donald Trump, particularly Giuliani, who’s served as one of the many faces of the national security and law enforcement establishments ever since he put the final nail in the coffin of New York’s Italian mafia (to clear way for the now dominant right-wing pro-Trump Jewish-Russian mafia) and 9/11. Giuliani and his close friend Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater, brother of Trump Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, & Council for National Policy member) are very likely the source of leaks out of NYPD and FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton, Anthony Wiener, and others within the Clinton circle. Prince and the many security contractors the Trump campaign hired during the election season are ex-cops or ex-FBI and all still have extensive connections in law enforcement.

Although the old network of think tanks, media outlets, PR firms, and politicians still exists, new blood had to be injected during the Obama administration in preparation for 2016. By far the most important new major media outlet has been Breitbart, which has a mile long laundry list of suspicious connections to the American right-wing power structure, national security establishment, and Israel. Andrew Breitbart, who got his start as an editor at Drudge then as a researcher for Arianna Huffington, founded the original breitbart.com in the mid-2000s as a news aggregation site. During a visit to Israel (Breitbart was Jewish), Breitbart supposedly on his own conceived the idea of the “Breitbart News Network.” However, fellow Jew and current chief of Breitbart Larry Solov seemed to imply in the bizarrely suggestive Breitbart article “Breitbart News Network: Born in the USA, Conceived in Israel” that the “spirit, tenacity, and resourcefulness of the Israeli people” was instrumental in the foundation of Breitbart News Network, which to this day maintains a large bureau in Jerusalem.[18] What ‘Israeli people’ Solov refers to in the article, no one knows, but I’d be willing to bet that they’re in some way connected to the Israeli-Mossad right wing political machine.

During the transitory phase to a larger news network, Breitbart brought on Steve Bannon to obtain funding and head up Breitbart with him and Solov. Bannon, now the Trump administration’s “chief strategist” and senior counselor, has been lauded by the alt-right as an anti-establishment crusader hellbent on utterly destroying the establishment, but his history suggests otherwise. Bannon graduated from Georgetown with a master’s degree in “national security studies” then from Harvard with an M.B.A. While at Georgetown he served as an officer in the Navy, which itself isn’t indicative of much in itself if it weren’t for the fact that Bannon served as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations (i.e. he took care of the dirty work) under Reagan while stateside.[19] After leaving the military and graduating from Georgetown, Bannon went to Harvard then graduated to Goldman Sachs, where he worked in their mergers & acquisitions department specializing in media company buyouts. Bannon then went on to work as a producer in Hollywood on movies and documentaries with conservative messages. At least since 2014, Bannon has been a member of the aforementioned Council for National Policy according to a leaked membership list. [20]

0c0a7-badoltaWhile in Hollywood, Bannon along with elite right-wing think tank Hoover Institute research fellow Peter Schweizer founded the Government Accountability Institute with funding from hedge fund billionaire elite GOP donor Robert Mercer (whose firm Renaissance Technologies has NSA connections through James Simons, was involved with the Bernie Madoff slush fund, is a market-maker and is largely tax exempt) and the Koch Foundation.[21] The GAI is where the Clinton Foundation corruption scandal came out of with the publishing of the book Clinton Cash, written by Schweizer. At Breitbart News, Bannon was instrumental in securing millions in funding from undisclosed sources for the network (one of them rumored to be wealthy right-wing Israel-booster Aubrey Chernick) and became executive chairman after Breitbart’s death in 2012.[22] Eventually, Robert Mercer (the largest donor to the pro Trump Make American Number 1 PAC) became the primary beneficiary, financier and part-owner of Breitbart.[23] Clearly, Breitbart and its management are not generally anti-establishment, but do serve as propaganda outlets for the right-wing national security establishment. (On a side-note, Bannon, after finding out he may have been in violation of voting laws because of his registered voting address being a vacant house in Miami, changed his voter registration address to Andrew Badolato’s address in Sarasota. Badolato, who supposedly worked on Clinton Cash, is a supremely shady businessman/grifter connected to the CIA and several drug traffickers.)[24]

Of course, Breitbart isn’t the only alternative outlet with suspicious connections. News site WorldNetDaily of Obama birth certificate fame was founded by Joseph Farrah, who is a member of the Council for National Policy and brought up in media by Richard Mellon Scaife, who owned the Sacramento Union while Farrah was chief editor.[25]

In regards to the storied and undisputed paladin of alternative media, Alex Jones/Infowars, a solid above-table connection to any political paymasters, think tanks, or intelligence fronts eludes us. However, a preponderance of suspicious patterns and a curious characters seemingly peripherally connected to Jones suggests there is more to him and his operation than meets the eye. As has already been discussed, Jones has more or less served as Trump’s PR arm in the alternative media. Roger Stone continues to operate as the liaison and point-man between the Trump campaign and Jones, continually feeding Jones and his audience disinformation about Donald Trump. Jones is not a stupid man and without a doubt knows Stone’s history as a media operative and disinformation artist. The very fact that Jones has provided Stone with an outlet is indicative of his actual agenda. Since Jones has been associated with Stone, he’s hired a (get ready for it) Blackwater alumnus as director of security for Infowars and has received several police escorts while in public (which certainly departs from how the police used to treat Jones).

Jones goes to great lengths to avoid ever having to even briefly address the Jewish-Israeli-Mossad and (to a lesser extent) right-wing/national security establishment components of global conspiracy, instead choosing to pin nearly all conspiratorial power on a nebulous bogeyman Jones calls “globalism,” which is basically a drastically hyperbolic and oversimplified encapsulation of the liberal establishment, otherwise known as the Eastern Establishment, epitomized by organizations such as the CFR, Ford, Rockefeller & Carnegie Foundations, the liberal mainstream Midtown Manhattan media, and State Department. Jones has also fully endorsed incendiary anti-Muslim alarmism originating from within the national security establishment and the various PR firms that represent it, a pattern which can be seen all throughout the sidestream media. This is highly suspect given Jones’s various Israeli-Jewish connections through his Jewish ex-wife, his lawyer Elizabeth Schuring (who also represents the hyper-old money Zionist Bronfman family), and possibly even billionaire CIA-Mossad operative Adnan Khashoggi, whose communications and advertising company Genesis Intermedia (among others) resembles Genesis Communications Network (the flagship network of Jones’s) in almost every way imaginable from the name to logos and dubious marketing tactics.

Although Khashoggi potentially being intimately connected to Jones seems like a strange proposition on its face, it’s really not all that unrealistic of a claim given Khashoggi’s history with the right-wing and Zionist establishments and connections to Ann Coulter and John Gray (whose 9/11 “truth” book Mars & Venus was vigorously promoted and advertised by Khashoggi’s media conglomerate). It’s also rather bizarre that Jones, when first confronted about his possible relation to Khashoggi, denied knowing who Khashoggi was at all, which is simply impossible to believe given that Khashoggi had been involved in what seems like a majority of known conspiracies since the 1970s. Another interesting association of Jones’s is with Stratfor, a boutique propaganda mill and information clearing house disguised as a subscription “intelligence service” founded by Zionist and RAND Corp. alumni George Friedman. In 2012, it was revealed that Infowars had hired a former Stratfor intern by the name of Molly Maroney as an editor. After the issue blew up in Jones’s face and several callers questioned him on the connection, Jones even admitted that he had hired several Stratfor interns other than Maroney. Of course, this could be explained away as Jones having to hire from a relatively small pool of media professionals from in and around Austin, Texas, but it’s still highly suspicious in the context of Jones’s other connections.[26]

Matt Drudge rose to prominence after cultivating an astonishingly long list of seemingly exclusive sources in the media and politics for a relative nobody, eventually breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal (only after top executives at Newsweek killed the story at the last minute) and was then given a primetime television show on Fox, which ended up being a short-lived venture. However, it became obvious that Drudge had been fully brought into the fold of the conservative establishment’s media machine after top Fox host Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh among others began showering him with publicity long after his departure from Fox. It’s also very telling that Drudge reportedly blocked Andrew Breitbart from publishing scandalous stories about CIA-facilitated Barack Obama to the Drudge Report during the 2008 election while Breitbart worked for Drudge.[27] Drudge is a hard-line conservative – what gives? Did someone deliver a message to Drudge to keep a lid on Obama scandals? (Of course Drudge and the rest of the right-wing alternative media have behaved in the exact opposite fashion in regards to Hillary Clinton.)

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Spencer (middle) and Laura Bush (right)

Richard Spencer has perhaps been the most outspoken explicit “white nationalist” in the alternative right media nexus. Spencer attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, an elite preparatory school in Dallas controlled by its board of directors, which represents the Dallas business community (oil, electronics, etc. – has a long history with the intelligence community). He is the chairman of the National Policy Institute, which was founded by and still apparently unofficially directed by William Regnery II, the son of Henry Regnery, the man who founded the CIA-funded Regnery Publishing house which published CIA asset William F. Buckley’s first major book and later went on to publish the works of prominent conservatives and right-wing pundits, many of them ostensibly anti-establishment figures. Henry Regnery’s father, William Regnery I, was a founding member of the American Security Council, which sits at the center of the hard-Republican power structure and largely crafted Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy.

The aforementioned have all contributed to the growth of an awesome pro-Trump propaganda machine in addition to an equally impressive Clinton scandal mill which rivals its 1990s predecessor in size and impact and clearly operates for the most part out of the same playbook. However, any discussion of the sidestream media without mention of Wikileaks would be remiss – by far the most original and innovative propaganda technique utilized by the right-wing this election season has been the promotion of Wikileaks, which is very likely an intelligence operation, as I’ve surmised in a previous post. Julian Assange displays pretty much all the hallmarks of an intelligence asset – born with connections to intelligence through a cult he was born into, rose to prominence out of total obscurity, compromised by law enforcement at a young age then miraculously let off the hook, forces all whistleblowers who provide him with leaked information to sign nondisclosure agreements, releases information in tranches, receives loads of attention from establishment outlets on the right and left, etc., etc.[28]

Given Wikileaks’ suspicious background, “pizzagate,” which is derived from Wikileaks’ “leaked” Podesta emails (which Roger Stone had foreknowledge of according to Podesta [29]), deserves considerable scrutiny. Despite there having been numerous credible reports of child sex rings orchestrated by and involving high-level government officials and Washington power players such as the Franklin scandal, DC callboy ring, etc., pizzagate comes off to me as an utterly incredulous story. Podesta may very well be involved in pedophilia, but it certainly doesn’t involve a string of consumer facing commercial locations (the worst places anyone could imagine establishing a child trafficking or child abuse location) in the heart of D.C. or communications over an email account in Podesta’s name on a mainstream email client. (Even otherwise ordinary people involved in this kind of stuff typically use already existing anonymized networks or boutique communications links with servers that don’t respond when queried by non-authorized servers, not standard email accounts.) Many of the supposed codewords used in the emails were simply fabricated in addition to several of the pictures claimed to have been pulled from James Alefantis’ instagram account. Its complete implausibility, attention from the mainstream media, and origins in wikileaks emails is suspicious enough, and its timing (in the run-up to Epstein’s deposition in the Virginia Roberts defamation case where he will likely name Donald Trump), while less obvious, elicits even more suspicion.

Simply put, the sidestream media is not at all what it’s made out to be by crusaders and apologists for Donald Trump and the corresponding “populist uprising”, which is an answer to the “fake” mainstream media. Most of the sidestream media is simply the conservative national security-focused wing of the establishment’s answer to the liberal establishment media; one side of the same coin. Fake (or, more accurately, inaccurate and/or biased) stories are circulated on both sides and it’s simply ridiculous for people in the alternative media to simply dismiss the mainstream media outright, especially given the fact that it’s still the source of the vast majority of original reporting while the alternative media is still largely confined to spinning or countering what has already been reported in the mainstream. Most reports put out by the mainstream media are well-sourced and, for the most part, specifically accurate – what we must pay attention to is bias, critical omissions and the narratives being spun (one of which has been that Donald Trump is a “political outsider” – in case you hadn’t already noticed this is one of the false narratives that the mainstream and alternative media have spun). If mainstream media is totally ignored and we remain confined to the echo chamber that is much of the alternative media, the critical and telling pieces of information that occasionally make it into mainstream reports will never be emphasized.

Endnotes:

[1] The CIA and the Media
http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

[2] Correspondence and Collusion Between the New York Times and CIA
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/29/correspondence-collusion-new-york-times-cia

[3] Murdoch, Scaife and CIA Propaganda
https://consortiumnews.com/2014/12/31/murdoch-scaife-and-cia-propaganda/

[4] The Seizing of the American Broadcasting Company
https://kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/the-seizing-of-the-american-broadcasting-company

[5] ABC Is Being Sold for $3.5 Billion; 1st Network Sale
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/03/19/business/abc-is-being-sold-for-3.5-billion-1st-network-sale.html

[6] The Council for National Policy
http://watch.pair.com/database1.html

[7] Newsmax – A Compass For Conservative Politics

[8] Clinton Eulogizes Scaife
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/bill-clinton-richard-mellon-scaife-eulogy-109670

[9] Scaife: Funding Father of the Right
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/scaifemain050299.htm

[10] Almost $2 Million Spent in Magazine’s Anti-Clinton Project, but on What?

[11] Recipients by amounts granted by all Scaife foundations
http://www.mediatransparency.org/scaifeaggregate.php

[12] Myth: There’s No “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” to get Clinton
http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-clintonrightwingconspiracy.html

[13] Defendant Bradley J. Edwards’s Statement of Undisputed Facts: Attachment 19
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p76/a263754

[14] The Blonde Flinging Bombshells at Bill Clinton
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/coulter101698.htm

[15] New Debate Strategy for Donald Trump: Practice, Practice, Practice

[16] How Roger Ailes Made Donald Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/17/how-roger-ailes-made-donald-trump/?utm_term=.e03acea5007c

[17] Bad Old Days: Political Provocateur Roger Stone Talks about his Long Friendship with Trump
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/02/the-political-provocateur-roger-stone-talks-trump

[18] Brietbart News Network: Born in the USA, Conceived in Israel
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/11/17/breitbart-news-network-born-in-the-usa-conceived-in-israel/

[19] Trump’s controversial new adviser promoted conservatism even in the Navy
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trumps-controversial-new-adviser-promoted-conservatism-even-in-the-navy

[20] 2014 Council for National Policy Membership Directory https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9F2zCmKCmXOQVJGNU5wdUl6VG8/view

[21] Why Buy The Ad When You Can Get The Press For Free?
http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/swiftboat-2016-why-buy-ad-when-you-can-get

[22] Breitbart Raises Money for… Something
http://fortune.com/2011/09/27/breitbart-raises-money-for-something/

[23] Hedge-fund magnate backing Cruz is major investor in Breitbart News Network
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/04/hedge-fund-magnate-backing-cruz-is-major-investor-in-breitbart-news-network-205434

[24] Trump campaign chief’s hidden ties to Sarasota grifter
http://www.madcowprod.com/2016/09/21/trump-campaigns-bannon-ties-to-sarasota-grifter/

[25] The Council for National Policy: Behind the Curtain
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2016/05/17/council-national-policy-behind-curtain

[26] The growing complexity of Alex Jones’ Israeli connections
https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/the-growing-complexity-of-alex-jones-israeli-connections/#_edn6

[27] Mediaite’s John Ziegler to Beck: Breitbart would be ‘furious’ at what his site has become
http://www.mediaite.com/online/mediaites-john-ziegler-to-beck-breitbart-would-be-furious-at-what-his-site-has-become/

[28] Wikileaks and Assange
http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/10/wikileaks-and-assange.html

[29] Podesta says Trump adviser Roger Stone may have had ‘advance knowledge’ of hack https://www.yahoo.com/news/podesta-says-trump-adviser-roger-stone-may-have-had-advance-knowledge-of-hack-020432912.html

 

 

 

Wikileaks and Assange

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 10/24/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/10/wikileaks-and-assange.html

Wikileaks’ with their continual publication of Clinton/Democrat camp has become an increasingly important component of the Trump media complex, which, as I’ve explained in previous posts, is intimately connected to numerous high impact right-wing political circles (such as the CNP, John Birch Society proteges) and, in probably many cases, intelligence. Wikileaks and its unusual figurehead and supposed founder Julian Assange like their peers in the sidestream/alternative media have a long list of curious associations and a pattern of behavior unbefitting of a true transparency/leak organization.

It’s useful to start off with covering Assange’s background, although it is difficult to determine what is exaggerated or flat-out fabricated folklore and what isn’t. When Assange was a child his mother married into a Melbourne-based mind control cult called “The Family” which supposedly had moles in government, was seemingly protected by law enforcement for many years, obtained multiple passports for its members (who often had multiple identities), “cared for” the head of Australian intelligence Lord Casey at one point, and received a significant amount of secret funding (to this day, no one knows where most of The Family’s funding came from). Later, in his late teens and early 20s, Assange supposedly hacked into a number of large Australian and American companies and government bodies including the DoD and the largest telecommunications firm in Australia, Telstra. He racked up a prodigious amount of felonies while doing so, yet served basically no prison time because he was “well-behaved”. This “good behavior” involved giving “technical advise” to the Victoria Police Child Exploitation unit. This is a pattern seen often in intelligence assets – they are compromised early in life and given a choice to stay in prison for the next however many years or work for the intelligence services.

After disappearing off the radar for a while, Assange emerged from hibernation in the mid-2000s with the founding of Wikileaks after a barrage of real leaks did the government a lot of damage (Abu Ghraib, for example). Ever since its inception, Wikileaks has insisted that anyone who gifts leaks to them sign a nondisclosure agreement, making unpublished leaked material “solely the property of Wikileaks.” This means that Wikileaks has full control over anything they manage to get their hands on – they can destroy it, selectively publish material, release it in tranches (not typical of real whistleblowers), etc. and there’s nothing the originator of the leaks can do about it lest they be financially and legally ruined by Wikileaks. This is a massive indicator of a phony intelligence-backed whistleblower operation. It is around this time that John Young of Cryptome (a real leak site) called out Wikileaks as an intelligence operation.

Another indication is the ubiquitous coverage of Wikileaks in the sidestream and mainstream media. The sidestream media, given its intelligence connections and pro-Trump prerogative, is expected to push Wikileaks. The mainstream media (which includes Fox News) promotes Wikileaks as well by giving it coverage, as they have been doing with Trump. Real whistleblowers and real leaks get blacked out and ignored like the plague by the mainstream media, not put on Fox News multiple times and mentioned by Anderson Cooper in a presidential debate. Legitimate leakers also typically don’t communicate constantly and coordinate with political operatives like Roger Stone, release leaks in tranches, get to live in multi million dollar equivalent English mansions, and meander around Europe flaunting themselves in the faces of law enforcement authorities supposedly out for him (for sexual assault charges in Sweden) and then receive asylum from a legitimate government. Real leakers typically must hide in caves or third world backwaters halfway around the world if they even have a chance to leave their country.

Additionally, Wikileaks seems to be selectively releasing material for the purposes of undermining Hillary Clinton. Given the fact that it’s by far the most well-known whistleblowing organization on earth, Wikileaks likely has material pertaining to the GOP and Donald Trump, but refuses to release it. Of course, much of what has been released of the Democrats’ has been supremely underwhelming (mostly garden variety political dirty tricks media-campaign buddying which exists with Trump as well) and does not at all support the sidestream media’s assertion that John Podesta is “the shadow government” (he is a very powerful shadow democrat, but not the shadow government).

The ‘political outsider’ deception

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 9/20/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-political-outsider-deception-why.html

A recurrence throughout American presidential history has been the promotion of bogus ‘political/Washington outsiders’ by hidden powers whose purpose is to restore confidence in the American federal government among a certain large sector of the population, do certain things (be they executive or legislative) that an already established, stigmatized politician would have trouble convincing the public to agree to do, and/or to manipulate presidential elections. Donald Trump is without a doubt an example of this. Other examples from recent history include Ross Perot, Barry Goldwater, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan, among others (all in some way highly connected to the CIA/intelligence community, Eastern Establishment, etc.).

Anyone even vaguely familiar with Donald Trump’s unwashed background and past (if they’re honest) knows that he is about as far from a political outsider as anyone could get. Trump was raised at the knee by two of the most powerful and politically-connected people in New York – his father, Fred Trump, and Roy Cohn. Fred Trump (himself the son of whorehouse and opium den operator, Friedrich Trump) was a Brooklyn-Queens construction and real estate magnate specializing in lower and middle class housing who was at the nexus of political power in Brooklyn. Fred was a member of the infamous Democratic political machine Tammany Hall (along with his friend and prominent Zionist Bunny Lindenbaum), the Madison Democratic Club, and the elitist New York informal organization Knights of the Round Table. His connections extended beyond Brooklyn, reaching clear up to the mayor of New York Abe Beame, Roy Cohn, Bunny Lindenbaum, legendary publicist Howard Rubenstein, assembly speaker Stanley Steingut, well-connected bureaucrat Mike Bailkin, various New York-area mafias, among others. Fred utilized these extensive connections to procure preferable government treatment (mostly from the Federal Housing Authority) for himself and later Donald in the form of subsidies and lucrative no-bid contracts (not to mention bailing Donald out several times).

Roy Cohn was among the most powerful (and diabolical) people in all of New York – he spent the latter half of his life a heavyweight lawyer and political fixer whose clients included Donald Trump, the mafia and Catholic church after having built himself into high-level politics and various right-wing circles (most notably the John Birch Society) while assisting Joe McCarthy in his crusade against supposed communist cells (Cohn was in fact recommended to McCarthy by J. Edgar Hoover, since Cohn had proven himself valuable in obtaining espionage convictions earlier in his career). Cohn was directly involved with the CIA and military intelligence throughout his entire life – he ran pedophilic blackmail rings and did other favors for people in high places with the assistance of his former CIA aid David Schine and close former-intelligence friend Craig Spence. Additionally, Cohn was pictured in Spain with Schine and a number of other international spies and was a board member of CIA front company, Permindex. Cohn mentored Donald Trump while he was attempting to make inroads into Manhattan’s social scene and gradually brought Donald to a higher political understanding (even introducing him fellow homosexual right-wing operative Roger Stone) and used his position to aid Donald’s construction business. Cohn was likely the one who clued Donald in to the sweet deal that could be made on what is now the Trump Building in Lower Manhattan while it was a frozen asset of CIA-connected western puppet Ferdinand Marcos. Donald’s connections to the political stratosphere likely also awarded him his sweet deals with Harrah’s at Trump Plaza, Resorts International (both mafia-CIA connected) and, later, the Trump Tower in Chicago (which was bankrolled in large part by George Soros, whose investment consortium later effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in debts he owed on the construction loan).

Clearly, given Donald’s intimate association with the two people discussed above as well as his later association with people such as the Clintons, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Abramoff, Rupert Murdoch, Carl Icahn, Roger Ailes, Adnan Khashoggi, George Soros, etc., his admitted role as a political paymaster, business ties with intelligence/CIA/Israel/mafia (Resorts Int’l, Trump Building, Harris Trump Plaza, etc.) and generally favorable treatment from government (nearly a billion in subsidies, the unprecedented “recommendation” of a casino license for Trump), he is not in any way a political outsider. The various people behind his campaign are further proof of this: the Trump campaign is composed of a legion of national security spooks and sophisticated right-wing operatives (John Birch Society, Council for National Policy, American Security Council, Nixon-Reagan-Bush proteges), the most prominent of which being James Woolsey, Joseph Schmitz, Michael Glassner, Roger Ailes, Stephen Bannon (a former Naval spook connected to money laundering and drug trafficking), Roger Stone, Edwin Meese, Felix Sater, and Paul Manafort. Peter Thiel, the vocal Trump supporter, spook venture capitalist co-founder of CIA-backed data mining company Palantir, Bilderberg Steering Committee member, and bank-roller of the Hulk Hogan-Gawker lawsuit is another member of this cast, although apparently less directly involved. Of course, this could be explained away as the establishment co-opting Trump, but given his background and history I find this highly unlikely. In addition to this there are numerous informal advisors not officially part of Trump’s team, one of which is likely CFR president, Richard Haass, who Trump held a secret meeting with Trump in August of 2015 when his campaign was just getting off the ground. Many other formal and informal advisors (such as Edwin Meese) are coming from the powerful Council for National Policy, which threw its weight behind Trump in May of 2016 (at least making it official – all evidence suggests they were in on Trump from the beginning) after holding a secretive meeting between themselves and all major GOP presidential contenders at the time.

So, given the fact that Donald Trump is not a political outsider, that brings us to the question of why he’s been labeled by almost the entire media a political outsider. And that, in turn takes us to the political outsider deception, which the media is the key to. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overstate the media’s role in bolstering Trump and the Trump deception.

It’s quite obvious that on a broad, chief editorial and executive level, the media has been bolstering and promoting Trump from the very beginning of his campaign, contrary to what the vast majority of people have been led to believe by the media itself. Simply put, the very media which Trump has deep connections with has curiously enough given Trump billions in free advertising through massively oversized coverage and has given Trump a pass on his most damning scandals and the most revealing parts of his past. There is a very strong positive correlation between the amount of coverage a candidate receives in the media (regardless of whether it’s positive, negative, or “biased”) and their polling numbers. This obviously doesn’t prove a causal relationship, but in the case of Trump and most other phony political outsiders, a causal relationship and direction can both be determined by looking at the timing of the beginning of Trump’s meteoric rise in coverage in the media compared to his rise in the polls. Trump’s rapid rise in the polling numbers occurred subsequent to his explosion into the public limelight wherein his name was mentioned hundreds upon hundreds of times a day (which is highly peculiar even for an already wildly popular politician) and received in the primary season up to 20 times more coverage than all other GOP candidates combined in the mainstream media, strongly suggesting that his increased coverage in the media caused his rise in the poll numbers despite the fact that his coverage was largely negative (in reality, barring scandal, both good and bad PR have largely the same effect of increasing a given candidate’s popularity).

Not only has the media gifted Trump unprecedented amounts of free advertising and control of the news cycle (the opposite of what the media does when they’re attempting to cut someone down), they’ve behaved deceptively in their characterizing of Trump as a political outsider, something which they’ve achieved by literally constantly explicitly stating as such (not even Trump himself explicitly states that he’s an outsider) and omitting stories about Trump and his past which would tend to discredit the outsider notion .The mainstream media of the masses, i.e. cable news, largely blows off detailed exposes of Trump’s high-level political corruption and manipulation (e.g., Trump Foundation, mafia & drug connections) and refutations of Trump’s assertions that he is self-made (e.g., Politico’s “Artifice of the Deal”), whereas with Clinton, the media (which, according to the alternative media gets its talking points from Hillary Clinton and the DNC) obsesses and frets over her various scandals such as Emailgate, Benghazi, and the Clinton Foundation (of course, Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Sec. of State was discovered a full 4 years ago and was only emphasized in the media right as election season ramped up).

Forget both the overwrought and oversimplified analyses of coverage of the election by the alternative media  attempting to find comprehensive media bias in favor of Clinton/against Trump by pointing out relatively small biases at the production level (such as taking quotes out of context and accusations of racism) and instead focus on more general patterns and overall narrative the media pushes in regards to the election – it is here where evidence of the media’s subtle bolstering of Trump and gradual denigration of Clinton appears. Of course, this isn’t to say that most in the media (mostly at the lower levels) aren’t anti-Trump – they are (and this shows itself in the numerous small instances of bias against Trump in many stories lasting only maybe 1/2-1 full news cycle), but at the executive news level there is clearly an agenda to drum the notion of Trump as a political outsider and disruptor who will route the establishment into peoples’ heads (just as they did with Obama, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Reagan. etc.) and a separate but related agenda to, as the media’s historically done, portray Clinton as a hopelessly corrupt Beltway creature, which of course is largely accurate (I’ll get more into detail on Clinton later). Some specific proofs of this are CNN staffer’s frequent complaints of Jeff Zucker’s insistence that Trump be covered virtually all the time (the media’s effort to promote Trump is compartmentalized) , the fact that almost all interviews with Trump on mainstream cable news feature softball questions entirely, media bending of stories to lend credibility to Trumpian rhetoric (the best example being the San Francisco pier shooting), and several unprecedented instances of certain shows’ hosts and producers allowing Trump to tell them what they can and cannot ask him (Morning Joe, Dr. Oz, literally every Fox program, etc.).

Another interesting component of the ever-evolving Trump media complex has been Julian Assange and his organization Wikileaks, which, I will establish in a later post is most likely an intelligence community-backed honeypot. That is a tad off-topic and meandering for the purposes of this article, though.

As for Hillary Clinton, there is a tendency to view Hillary and Bill as one in the same and an assumption that Hillary is the presumed favorite of the powers-that-be. However, this is simply not true, as Hillary Clinton is a different animal than Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, or Barack Obama. Whereas Trump, Bill, and Obama are all merely concerned with fame and vanity and are willing to serve as figureheads while the executive is being run secretly by low-profile clandestine operatives (advisors, White House counselors, the NSC, deputy secretaries, etc.), Hillary clearly displays a lust for power and a disdain for the spotlight, which makes sense given the fact that Hillary has been a handler of Bill’s for decades and is not okay with taking orders, lying down when need be, being leaned on, or being manipulated.

Bill Clinton often remarked that all he wanted was ‘to be elected governor of Arkansas’, not actually run it. Donald Trump Jr. implied his father was largely the same when he told vice presidential interviewees that they would be in charge of policy and most decision making while Donald would be in charge of “making American great again,” i.e. a figurehead celebrity-president. And this gets to the core of the issue – those willing to be complete and utter puppets are most likely to be promoted by the powers that be. Of course, there have been presidents who have not been puppets in recent history such as Bush I. However, all of them have been quite different from Hillary in that they all without fail have come from good-ol’-boy networks within the deep state and can be trusted by the deep state. Hillary merely latched onto someone she knew had an inside track in politics (Bill). Of course, the only reason Bill had an inside track into politics at all was that he had proven himself a reliable errand boy and low-level informant for the CIA at Oxford and after being further vetted by established powers as someone who would reliably do his handlers’ bidding made Attorney General and then governor of Arkansas with the financial and political backing of several power brokers, the most prominent of which being billionaire Stephens Inc.-owner Jackson Stephens, who was intimately involved in facilitating more than a few black CIA and NSA operations through his various businesses (another major backer of Clinton’s was Don Tyson). Hillary, unlike Bill, was not handpicked and groomed to achieve a high office, and therefore has not received the same media protection and promotion Bill received when he first ran for president.

There are many potential reasons for why a Donald Trump is being promoted by the established powers besides being a manipulable figurehead. Trump, being a Republican, would likely have success in rallying support behind further wars in the Middle East and expanding the scope of the police and surveillance state. Notice that there’s been a recent uptick in Islamic fear-mongering corresponding with the rise of western-backed ISIS and several high-profile Islamic terrorist attacks (all of which have had government black operations components). In addition to this, the manufactured Trump phenomenon is fundamentally restructuring the GOP and making it a viable party again as part of an effort to shore up the two-party system. Trump has brought the vast formerly politically apathetic white working class into the GOP’s fold. However, this is unfalsifiable and highly speculative.

Mike Pence

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 7/19/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/07/trump-pence.html

Donald Trump’s recent tendency towards playing ball and collaborating with establishment Republicans has only been accentuated by his choice of three vice presidential finalists – Mike Pence, Christie, and Newt Gingrich — two solid mid-level establishment operatives (Pence & Christie) and one a dyed in the wool globalist (Gingrich). Whichever person he chose it would have shed serious doubt on Trump’s supposed intention of routing the beltway establishment. His pick of Pence is unsurprising given his blandness, inoffensiveness and rapport with the social conservative and rabid pro-Israel wings of the Republican party. What is interesting about the Pence pick is both Trump and Pence’s connection to Koch operatives. It’s widely known that a swath of former? Koch operatives populate the Trump campaign and that Trump has courted the Kochs through their political operatives. One of Mike Pence’s closest advisors and his former congressional chief of staff, Marc Short, was a leading Koch political operative. Although this relationship may appear spurious given how massive and well-connected the Koch empire is, it does show at the very least that Trump and his people are willing to confer with, associate with, and possibly be swayed by establishment and globalist operatives familiar with the machinations of the beltway. Another interesting connection of Pence’s is to the 2001 false flag anthrax attacks following 9/11 – Pence immediately came out after the attacks and asserted that the anthrax was a high engineered, genetically modified sample originating from Iraq/Saddam Hussein, which was blatantly false.

However, Pence as VP isn’t the most pertinent issue at hand. Vice presidents are statistically relatively unimportant as it relates to the outcome of elections and historically rather unimportant in the running of administrations (they are rather figureheads or in betweens). Whether Pence will play an important role in a Trump administration, as an executive, handler, or otherwise is unclear. According to a Kasich aide who leaked an interview between Donald Trump Jr. and Kasich’s people, Trump’s vice president will be “in charge” of foreign and domestic policy (while Trump himself will be in charge of “making America great again”), which despite its apparent clarity could in actuality mean anything from Pence being a mere yesman figurehead policy hack stuck in a corner to Pence truly leading the right-wing policy drive the powers that be are pushing making him one of the most powerful vice presidents in history. If Pence does end up being instrumental in engineering and implementing policy, it will be rather interesting to see exactly what kind of policies he drafts given his massive historical policy and ideological dissimilarities with Trump (Pence is pro-immigration, pro-TPP, etc.)

What is perhaps even more pertinent is where Chris Christie and especially Newt Gingrich will be placed in a Trump administration. Christie, a corrupt globalist operative who was one of the establishment’s Republican presidential favorites leading up the election season has been named head of Trump’s transition team, which indicates that he will be placed as some kind of White House counselor, advisor, or possibly attorney general (although this is rather unlikely given his baggage). Gingrich has been a long-time advisor and confidante of Trump’s and is likely one of the many operatives in and surrounding Trump’s campaign who have been subtly handling and guiding it ever since it was put into motion and subsequently bolstered by the powers that be. Although Gingrich will not be VP, he will very likely assume an even more effectively powerful role in a Trump administration such as chief advisor or chief of staff and will handle Trump. Surely something was being worked out while Trump and Gingrich were having a 3-hour meeting in Indiana.

I’ve long predicted that the powers that be want in 2016 to give Americans a controlled and compliant yet convincing Republican to restore faith in the government and pacify them after 8 years of Obama, initiate another surge of reactionary military intervention in the Middle East, and reinforce and intensify the police state with popular support thanks to the hyped and engineered Muslim terrorist threat. Initially, I thought that the establishment would not look for Trump to fulfill this role and were bolstering him purely as a means of election manipulation to increase Republican voter turnout. However, after more careful reconsideration of his connections and background (Trump is neck deep in mob, CIA and various other government ties through his father, Fred Trump, and mentor, Roy Cohn) and Trump’s apparent willingness to be swayed, handled, and dampened by insider political operatives and advisors (such as Joseph Schmitz, Paul Manafort, and Michael Glassner), I’m now sufficiently convinced that the powers that be at the very least would be okay with a handled president Trump and possibly even intended on him becoming president from the beginning. Of course the RNC is now fully in league with Trump and has coordinated with the Trump campaign working as a mafia/protection racket to shut anti-Trump delegates out of the convention and has worked overtime to ensure that convention rules are never changed to the detriment of Trump (something virtually everyone in the conservative and alternative media said the Republicans were dead set on doing). The RNC and upper echelons of the Republican party being vehemently anti-Trump was always a sham; mere political theater. This makes even more sense in the context of Paul Manafort promising the RNC that Trump has been and is currently “playing a part” and will fall in line with the GOP establishment going further into the general (he’s really already there underneath it all, of course).

As and I and others predicted, Hillary Clinton was not indicted over her mishandling of classified information or her use of a private email server. Both conservative and mainstream media bleated endlessly about how their supposed sources confirmed that Clinton would be indicted and that Comey, fighting the good fight, would do what was right. These claims were simply untrue and are a stellar illustration of how rumors in the alternative media are often completely bogus. The purpose of the email investigation (a story which came out nearly 4 years ago but was only exploited conveniently right as election season ramped up) as well as possibly Benghazi (where the real story regarding CIA weapons running to ISIS and Syrian rebels was covered up) were not to indict or arrest Clinton but to damage her sufficiently in the general election to get a Republican elected. The powers that be I don’t believe are as comfortable with the notion of a president Clinton as many believe them to be. Hillary is a very different animal tham Bill. Bill was catapulted into positions of huge nominal power by people far more powerful than himself such as Jackson Stephens and then guarded and immunized by a protection racket around him provided by his handlers because he was an extremely reliable and controllable puppet and a relatively disengaged president (as was Bush II). Hillary I don’t believe would be satisfied playing the role of a disengaged puppet – she can be swayed and bought like Donald Trump, but she isn’t nearly as controllable as someone like Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. She would constantly buck her handlers and probably see some success in evading them having played the role of a handler for Bill her entire life. In addition to this, the powers that be want a Republican in the White House for 8 years.

Regardless of whether Trump or Clinton gets elected, we will have a president who can be effectively manipulated and controlled by insider advisors and handlers.

Election update: Democrats

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 1/28/16

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2016/01/election-update-democrats.html

In the past month or so, more action has occurred on the Democratic side of the race than has occurred on the GOP side. On the surface of the race, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders has surged from the 30% support level he had held steady at for more than two months to a near 40% support level, decreasing Clinton’s lead from 25% to around 10-15%. Despite Sanders’ surge showing signs of weakening as of recently, he is still a force to be reckoned with unless it turns out he was artificially surged towards the beginning of the primaries for some reason (which is a possibility, but something we can only know for sure after the fact).

Regarding the machinations of the race on a deeper level, there is certainly no lack of rumors in mainstream, beltway, and alternative circles surrounding Hillary Clinton, her FBI/DoJ investigations, her standing with the Obama administration, and what will occur with Joe Biden (as well as potentially Elizabeth Warren). There are really too many to list, but I’ll try to cover the ones which have been gaining the most traction.

Now, from the beginning of the email scandal, there has been government “insider” after “insider” on every alternative media program and even mainstream right-wing media making all kinds of outrageous claims like “Clinton will be indicted within the next month!”, “James Comey wants to indite Clinton ” or “Obama will make sure to have Clinton taken down,” etc. etc. It is my contention that pretty much all of these “bombshell” insider claims are bogus whether it has to do with Clinton or anything else for that matter. Take for example Tom Delay claiming he has sources who tell him that the FBI is ready to indict Clinton if the attorney general doesn’t go forward with a DoJ recommendation to bring a case forward – I find this claim and others like it especially unbelievable since grand jury information is very tightly controlled. There is no way Tom Delay could have confirmed with anyone that a grand jury has even been convened yet. This kind of grand jury information regarding federal cases is pretty much never leaked. And not only that, but I don’t think that the email story was really brought out and emphasized by the media to completely destroy Clinton by getting her indicted. I think that the email story was brought out to dangle over Clinton to damage her in the general election, since the true controllers of the U.S. 1) want a Republican in the White House in order to pacify the large portion of the population which is outraged with government’s actions under the nominal control of Obama and to push for another major Middle Eastern intervention (which would unfortunately receive support from the right-wing if the person pushing it has an R next to his name) and 2) do not want Clinton herself in the Oval Office since, although she is a puppet of the globalists, is too independent and would try to run the White House as her own kingdom at the protest of her handlers. The elites want someone who is relatively new to the scene, unsaturated and un-weathered (like Obama, Bill Clinton when he was young, or Ted Cruz) who is dependent upon them for direction and support – Clinton does not have to rely entirely upon the true elite and handlers because she has her own semi-independent political machine she can employ in establishing her own lines of support and her own agenda separate from that of the people running the Washington and the rest of the world from behind the scenes. However, the manipulators do want Clinton as the Democratic nominee because of all the new dirt that can be brought out against her (and already has) and all of her already existing baggage.

The email issue was obviously brought out and emphasized by the media on the order of a higher power at a convenient time. And we know this because the fact that Clinton used an effectively unsecured private email server while Secretary of State came out a full three years ago but only ever amassed any attention anywhere right before the election season started ramping up. So, ultimately this manufactured issue is a means of plying the election, not some kind of legitimate attempt to indict Clinton on anything of the sort. First of all, there’s no reason to all the sudden indict the so-called wife of the globalists’ golden boy Bill Clinton (though it’s a sham marriage), and second of all, it is very possible that Clinton is “gray-mailing” everyone in the Obama administration and by extension many in the beltway by threatening to expose their deepest darkest secrets, which is a tactic employed often in politics. A possibility I entertained previously was that the manipulators may have been trying to turn Hillary into a sacrificial cow to push the public’s perception that this is the time for the “insurgent outsider” candidates to rout the establishment, but at this point I don’t think this is likely since they’ve already succeeded in propagating that idea through Trump and Cruz and if they really wanted to sacrifice Clinton and indict her they likely would have done it already as opposed to bleeding the issue and letting it saturate.

Look, for the past several decades we’ve heard time after time that “this is the real deal – the FBI or DoJ really have the dirt on Clinton and she’s about to be taken down” be it with the cattle futures, the activities surrounding her time at Rose Law, travelgate, whitewater, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation embezzling money and taking illegal donations, etc., etc. and nothing ever happens. So, it’s really the common sense approach to assume the same this time around – that nothing will happen. I find it very suspicious that so many scandals of Hillary’s have been exposed and brought to the limelight in the mainstream media because pretty much all politicians have dirt on them just as bad if not worse than Hillary’s (including and especially Bill) and their nefarious dealings are never emphasized (when they leak out). I think that this is an indication that the powers that be have never been quite at ease with Clinton because of how power hungry and assertive she is. In a sense Clinton is a protected entity because she’s never been indicted for any her criminal activities (they need to preserve her because she is a useful political figure and is after all Bill’s wife) but at the same time the powers that be have always felt a need to bridle and check Clinton and her people because they fear Clinton will assert herself too much and resist her handlers if she ever got into a position of significant (nominal) power. Whatever ungodly consortium created Bill Clinton clearly didn’t know what it was in for from Hillary when they began promoting him.

Another rumor abound is that a “dark horse” candidate like Joe Biden (perhaps even Michael Bloomberg) is waiting in the wings to trounce Clinton when the time is right, possibly with Elizabeth Warren as a running mate. Earlier, Biden announced that he would not run for the Democratic nomination, but several alternative and mainstream commentators observed that Biden’s announcement didn’t sound like one coming from someone who was planning not to run since it was curiously energetic and purposeful. This is bogus in my opinion. Most of the people pushing this idea are operating on the premise that the establishment Democrats might actually have to scramble to replace Clinton as the establishment Democrat if she actually does get into more trouble with her emails, but, as I’ve explained previously, in my opinion this assumption is probably false since the email “scandal” is simply a way to deteriorate Clinton’s support in the general and since the true behind the scenes controllers of the Democratic party and US politics have been in the can for Clinton as the Democratic nominee since the beginning. And not to mention that it’s really too late for Biden or Warren to get on any ballots at this point.

Many seem to believe that Obama and his people are singularly behind pushing the email scandal, but this is false – they are merely part of it and go along with it because it is true that Obama does not want Clinton running on an anti-Obama platform (which she was apparently planning to do initially). But it cannot be true that Obama is singularly behind the email scandal because 1) Obama neither controls the media (the only reason anyone cares let alone knows about the scandal) nor ultimately the FBI/DoJ. Globalists do. In fact, Obama himself does not control Obama – his handlers working for the true controllers and manipulators do; and 2) if this was actually the only reason for the propagation of the scandal, the the media and FBI/DoJ would no longer be pushing the scandal since Clinton clearly hasn’t at all run on an explicitly anti-Obama platform so far and is very likely not to in the future. She has taken a lukewarm position against the TPP but doesn’t really emphasize the issue much at all. Of course, if supposedly being against the TPP qualifies as running on a vigorous anti-Obama platform, why haven’t the FBI and/or DoJ moved on Hillary yet? They easily could have by now. Why didn’t Obama just go ahead and run Biden? There is really no scenario by which I can imagine Obama attempting to protect his legacy being the only factor at play with the email story.

As with the GOP race, all the pundits and so-called analysts in the media continue to treat the hype surrounding the nomination as anything other than political theater and subtle manipulation, when it is in fact just those things.

Trump and the election

Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 12/15/15

http://akamaitree.blogspot.com/2015/12/trump-again.html

I really hate to write about Donald Trump yet again, but it’s impossible to avoid Trump since he more or less dominates the political news cycle. And his legendary performance this election season has guaranteed him a place in U.S. history books, just as Ross Perot and Barry Goldwater’s presidential runs did.

The media’s recently shifted from characterizing and scrutinizing Trump himself to hand wringing over what Trump’s rise symbolizes and generalizes about the American population as a whole and what it means for the Washington and GOP “establishments.” It doesn’t mean much, frankly. The calling card of many of the establishmentarian downfall analysts has been “people hate Washington, they’re finished with it,” or some variation of such. I don’t think there’s ever been a time that the general population hasn’t despised Washington. The same incessant populist, anti-establishment hand wringing and unfalsifiable theorizing about the direction contemporary politics is going in occurred when Ross Perot and Barry Goldwater led the GOP field in 1992 and 1964, respectively. This kind of sentiment ran high even when Obama was running in 2007-2008. Their ascent was interpreted as the imminent death of the American political establishment. Of course, such a thing never happened – Goldwater and Perot both lost in the general election, Obama won in 2008, and affairs continued as they had previously and the establishment elite retained control over the political scene. If history is any indicator, Trump’s campaign should play out somewhat similarly.

But, before I get to the specifics of Trump, it’s important to realize that there is nothing mystical, mysterious, or incomprehensible about Trump’s ascension. The reason Trump is polling so well is because the media bolsters him by supplying him with billions of dollars worth of free advertising in the form of oversized media coverage and because he says things people want to hear. Now, all politicians do this to an extent, but Trump differentiates himself from other politicians because he has no apparent filter. Not only does Trump say what people want to hear, but he says what many people are thinking, and doesn’t censor himself in the process. Trump’s infectious bombast and promises of routing the establishment are attractive to people and his rhetoric is purely populist and nativist in nature (it’s too good to be true as well, I might add). And, although it seems as though Trump’s rhetoric is entirely spontaneous and impromptu, this isn’t true. Trump’s message has been cleverly engineered and pieced together by his advisers (Trump still has some of the slickest advisers there are despite Roger Stone having left) to tease and invoke a response out of a certain demographic which has historically been politically apathetic – uneducated, often disaffected lower to lower middle class whites without a strong party or ideological affiliation. This can be inferred from the fact that Trump’s current rhetoric, attitude, and political positions are quite dissimilar to the previous positions and demeanor Trump held when he wasn’t a serious political contender. Trump very obviously intentionally dumbs his speech down when speaking as well because that’s what sells. And we know this because Trump is indeed capable of intelligent and sophisticated writing as evidenced by his books, other writings, etc. And there is a whole body of sophisticated psychometric work modeling certain groups of people’s responses to various phrases, words, positions, etc. There is no doubt in my mind that the best, most sophisticated manipulators from PR, media, marketing/advertising, and politics are behind crafting what Trump says and how he says it.

And this really gets to my core thesis regarding the Trump phenomenon – it’s very obviously been engineered and facilitated by a higher power. This kind of election manipulation via introducing an apparent wild card candidate certainly isn’t without precedent in history. Barry Goldwater was supported by the arch-elitist Bush family (that the Rockefeller Republicans and Eastern Establishment opposed Goldwater is a myth). Ross Perot was neck deep in CIA connections through his two companies, Perot Systems and Electronic Data Systems. Turns out that Perot was in daily communication with the Clinton campaign and, rumor has it, had brokered a deal by which Clinton would win the presidential election and award the Clintoncare IT contract to Perot Systems. Of course, Clintoncare never fell through, but that’s the rumor.

Make no doubt, about it – the media blitz surrounding Donald Trump which occurred early in the campaign season (and occurred subsequent to his rise in the polls) where his name was mentioned hundreds of times a day on establishment news networks was no accident. It’s no accident that Trump is treated specially and with kid gloves by the media — he’s given interviews on his own home turf in the Trump Tower or over telephone as opposed to in studio or via live satellite uplink as is always required by the media. It’s no accident that in August of 2015 Trump received 10 times as much coverage in the media as all other GOP candidates combined (that magnitude had more than doubled to 25 times as much coverage as all other GOP candidates combined by December). And, no, the media is not trying to destroy Trump in the polls – if they really wanted to do that they would simply pull the his mic, give him zero coverage, and skip his name reciting polling numbers as they did with Ron Paul. The fact that the media typically casts Trump as a controversial figure and often in a negative light means next to nothing – all PR is good PR (leave catastrophic scandals), as the saying goes. The amount of coverage a candidate receives is very strongly positively correlated with their poll numbers.

Fox News isn’t trying to destroy Trump (after all, they’ve had him on Fox over 100 times and counting and most of their interviewers lick his ring). While it may be true that Rupert Murdoch personally despises Trump (I doubt it given reports that the two are close and the fact that Ivanka vacations with Murdoch’s ex-wife), the reality is that Trump had a series of meetings and lunches with Fox’s operational chief Roger Ailes in September, who’s been a close friend of Trump’s for decades and who, according to Ailes himself, goes to Trump when he’s “having problems”, whatever that means. I think we all know what this means despite the fake trivial Twitter war the two engaged in. It’s no accident either that Trump is treated with kid gloves and hardly ever asked hard policy questions in debates or interviews, only inflammatory questions the media manipulators know Trump can deflect. To be fair, the debate moderators don’t ask other candidates about policy proposal specifics as much as they should either, but if the media really wanted to take Trump down, that’s what they would do to catch him in errs, and they don’t do it. But this extends to the mainstream centrist media as well – In all of Trump’s interviews with personalities such as Chuck Todd, Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Joe Scarborough, etc., all of whom have been tasked with assassinating people in the media previously, none of them have ever even tried to catch Trump in an err or push back against him. CNN staffers even complained about Jeff Zucker’s insistence on obsessively covering Trump (Zucker also has a very close relationship with Trump, who calls Zucker his “personal booker”). Hell, Mika Brzezinski was asked by Trump not to ask him any hard questions, and she agreed straight out! Trump then went on and continued to commandeer the producers of Morning Joe and was met with zero resistance! The mainstream news networks are clearly subtly promoting Trump. And while it is true that part of the reason that the news networks pedal Trump is because they receive higher ratings and viewership and hence more advertising revenue, that still can’t explain why the media clearly around June of 2015 out of the blue ignited the Trump phenomenon by giving him massive coverage and exposure before he was even on the map in terms of polling numbers.

It’s no accident either that Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, Ann Coulter, and tens of other prominent conservative pundits have endorsed Trump in unison. Nothing they do is by mistake, especially CIA-facilitated Rush Limbaugh, who talks almost exclusively about Trump nowadays and leaps to his defense every chance he gets like a dog. I think it’s especially clear that Limbaugh is receiving some sort of direction regarding his coverage of Trump. Savage plays as an outsider, and, maybe he is, but I ultimately think he’s a controlled entity because there is major dirt on Savage’s sexual habits and from his past that he can be blackmailed with. Disgraced outsider Glenn Beck and faltering Bill O’Reilly seem to be the only exceptions. Erick Erickson, Rush Limbaugh’s ordained successor, has taken an agnostic position towards Trump and instead pushes Ted Cruz, another false outsider. More and more conservative pundits are in unison pushing Cruz as well. The truth is that the media was at some point given the signal to bolster Trump – and they have done so successfully. It’s clearly evidence that Trump has been held out as a means of election manipulation. Previously in 2008 and 2012 when Trump publicly considered running for president and put forth the same grandiose bombastic rhetoric as he is now, the media gave him little coverage and virtually blew him off entirely and downplayed him as someone who was completely unserious (everyone in New York knew before 2015 that Trump was not to be taken seriously). Now, the story is different.

Another myth regarding Trump is that he’s somehow a political outsider. Trump is most definitely not a political outsider. He may not be a part of the Beltway Washington clique, but he’s been a liberal New York elitist and member of the political donor class nearly his entire adult life and has rubbed shoulders with populist anathema such as Adnan Khashoggi, Roy Cohn, George Soros, Jeffrey Epstein, Michael Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani (who Trump appeared in a cross dressing skit with), the Clintons, and dozens of other lower key New York power players for as long as anyone can remember. He has been surrounded his entire life by tried and true CIA-intelligence-mafia assets and other such shady international operatives. His mentor, lawyer, and life-long confidante, Roy Cohn, was one of the most powerful people in the country in his heyday. He was a New York legal hitman, power broker, and fixer whose clients included top American and Canadian mafia families, senator Joe McCarthy (in fact Cohn was referred to McCarthy by J Edgar Hoover), large corporations, the Catholic church, etc. (he also served as an “informal advisor” to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan), and was therefore neck deep in CIA and military intelligence connections. Cohn was intimately involved with several CIA child sex/human trafficking blackmail rings (Epstein, DC callboy ring, Northern Mariana Islands, Tevfrik Arik [the Turkish child trafficker who Trump is still business partners with], the Franklin scandal, Dutroux, etc.), was a board member of CIA-front company Permindex, etc., etc. Cohn was the liaison between the top mob families of New York and represented the Trump Organization when it was accused of violating the Fair Housing Act and, even more importantly, brokered Donald Trump’s first major construction project in Manhattan – the Hyatt – with Fred Trump and Fred’s powerful friend Abe Beame (the future mayor of New York) who made sure that Donald was guaranteed tax abatements, hundreds of millions in subsidies, and all-around preferred government treatment like his father, Fred was (this preferred treatment of course extended beyond the real estate business of course – for example the notoriously stingy New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in an unprecedented move “recommended” Trump be approved for a casino license, something that had never been done before).

Cohn (and Joe McCarthy) was also a member of the John Birch Society, which has been covertly involved in arranging for Trump’s nomination along with the Council for National Policy, another obscure yet powerful right-wing club with a secret membership list which originated with the Goldwater clique and has retained its position as one of the premier hotbeds for right-wing scheming through all Republican administrations since (this will not stop with Trump). The relationship between Trump’s sphere, the John Birch Society and CNP will be further fleshed out in a later post.

Of course, Trump wasn’t gifted a slot in the global elite for no reason – he inherited the slot. Trump’s grandfather, German immigrant Friedrich Trump (Drumpf), ran opium dens and brothels in the Pacific Northwest. Trump’s father, Fred C. Trump, along with his curiously close lawyer, Bunny Lindenbaum (who was a powerful Zionist, political fixer, and power broker) were both at the nerve center of Brooklyn politics as prominent members of the powerful Brooklyn Democratic political machine, Tammany Hall, the informal Knights of the Round Table, and the Madison Democratic Club. Fred operated an outer boroughs real estate empire which survived on preferred government treatment and subsidization from the Federal Housing Authority. Fred also frequently orchestrated real estate and corporate fraud-embezzlement scams as well. Trump’s tremendous base wealth, much of which was dirty money, was inherited and then built upon by Trump utilizing his largely inherited insider connections (Fred Trump guaranteed and underwrote several construction loans for his son and finagled large banks into extending his irresponsible son massive lines of credit).

Trump’s first major construction project was Harrah’s Trump Plaza casino (Harrah being deeply connected to the mafia) – he was given $250 million dollars, half ownership of the casino, and the contract to build the casino (even though he had virtually no experience with major construction at the time), which of course is a completely unheard of deal. Basically, the mafia and likely a bevy of government and business insiders made Donald Trump by gifting him the deal of a lifetime and his first real construction contract. Donald Trump’s first foray into Lower Manhattan real estate (his purchase of the Trump Building) was an inside deal whereby Trump purchased the building at a discount as a result of the fact that it was in limbo – the Trump Building was secretly owned by Ferdinand Marcos, whose assets had been frozen (coincidentally enough, Paul Manafort, a strategist with the Trump campaign with extensive mob ties, was an advisor to Marcos). In the late ’80s, Trump bought a majority stake in Resorts International, a CIA-mafia money laundering and blackmail front and effectively served as its public face. Of course, Fred and Trump have done plenty of business with the mafia, as has been reported somewhat in the mainstream media. You don’t become a Manhattan real estate mogul or Atlantic City casino mogul without direct connections to the mafia, and Trump is neck deep in them, having been mentored by top mob lawyer Roy Cohn and having done plenty of business with CIA-connected mob bosses Tony Salerno, Nicodemo Scarfo, and Paul Castellano. Felix Sater, a mob-connected CIA asset and former Russian spy is a”close advisor” of Trump’s and apparently even shares an office floor with Trump. Trump’s friends and family are no less corrupt or nefarious than Bush or Clinton’s.

Almost all very wealthy people in the beginning of their career had at least one financial backer and had mentors and beneficiaries. In Trump’s case, his father and Cohn played this role – his father backed him financially and mentored him in the field of business maneuvering and Cohn brought Trump into a higher political understanding, fostered further insider connections for Trump Jr., and instructed him on how to navigate politically in New York.

So, not only does Trump’s background scream establishment insider, most of his policies do as well. For example, every point in Trump’s (or, should I say, Jeff Session’s) immigration proposal has been put forth and backed by the GOP at some point. His foreign policy stance, though incredibly vague, is almost identical to the establishment GOP’s, as well as his attitude towards the surveillance and police state (aggressive foreign policy and the police state are two key issues the powers that be are pushing hard). Trump wishes to repeal Obamacare as the rest of the GOP does. Seemingly, the only real area of disagreement Trump supposedly has with the establishment Republicans is with respect to trade, which coincides with Trump’s populist message. Given this, it’s not surprising that Trump has surrounded himself with a bevy of establishment globalist insider advisors such as lifelong spook Joe Schmitz, mob fixer and lobbyist of CIA-sponsored dictator Ferdinand Marcos Paul Manafort, zionist and Republican Jewish leader Michael Glassner, and Steve Mnuchin, who will be his so-called “experts” and make suggestions to him (i.e. call the shots, be the White House operational chiefs, etc.). We should expect further contracting out of policy decisions to spooks. In fact Trump promised as much when he referenced CFR president Richard Haass as someone who would likely be brought on as Trump’s lead foreign policy advisor should he be elected (Haass is likely already part of Trump’s foreign policy advisory team having “briefed” him multiple times). Trump is already getting close with the arch-globalist Newt Gingrich who has only recently emerged from a hiatus from public life after his adulterous affairs were exposed. Gingrich would likely play a kind of handler role in Trump’s administration, although I’m not convinced he would be placed as vice president given Gingrich’s high unfavorables. He would more likely be placed as some kind of advisor, counselor, or possibly chief of staff.

So, given the circles Trump moves in and his relatively mild policy proposals, Trump’s record of donating immense sums of money to establishment politicians like the Clintons shouldn’t be that surprising. And you’d have to be completely naive to believe all of these donations are merely Trump attempting to buy off politicians. His pattern of donations to Hillary Clinton for example does not resemble a one-off buy-off of Clinton. He’s consistently donated to her every campaign – her senatorial and presidential campaigns, where Clinton wouldn’t be able to carry out Trump’s bidding efficiently and where it would be very risky to engage in nepotism with someone like Trump. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Trump is a corrupt liberal elitist. Many of his supporters in fact acknowledge this, yet, shockingly few seem to care. Why his followers believe that a corrupt insider will follow through with any of his so-called promises is beyond me. Why anyone is taking a reality TV star and professional self promoter seriously is beyond me as well. I suppose it just goes to show how easily people can be blinded by too good to be true rhetoric. How anyone could be so naive as to believe that Trump is entirely immune from outside political influence is also rather astonishing. Trump is not for sale in the conventional sense – he can finance his own campaign. But he is indebted and subservient to a certain faction within government in a more indirect sense because his fortune and power is predicated upon his connections within government (primarily through family) which have afforded him all of his lucrative construction contracts. There is also probably extremely damaging dirt one or more three letter agencies have on Trump which could potentially destroy him or get him in serious legal trouble that he can be blackmailed and controlled with. Some of this dirt is hidden in plainsight with Jeffrey Epstein:

It just goes to show on in the tank the media is for Trump that no one in the media has ever questioned Trump on his association with serial pedophile and blackmail ring orchestrator, Jeffrey Epstein (or, for a matter of fact, his lifelong relationship with CIA blackmail ring orchestrator, Roy Cohn). In Epstein’s contacts list, Trump was listed as a friend of Jeffrey Epstein’s and was a visitor to Epstein’s Palm Beach estate where Epstein and dozens of other high powered people from all over the world engaged in pedophilic activity with foreign imported underage girls. Trump was designated by the butler of Epstein’s estate a “material witness” to child sexual abuse in the estate, meaning Trump has full knowledge of this activity and was possibly even directly involved (the fact that he was even at the estate means he can probably be blackmailed as there were CCTV cameras hidden strategically all over the estate). Epstein had 15 ways of contacting Donald Trump and one of Epstein’s most prolific sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, was recruited from Trump’s Mar A Lago estate (Roberts folded towels at the pool). Trump flew on Epstein’s private plane (the “Lolita Express”) 25 times that we know of and visited Epstein’s “pedophile island”, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This connection is made even more interesting given the fact that Trump’s modeling agency recruits girls as young as 14, and of course modeling and talent agencies are some of the most prolific vehicles of importation of underage girls to be used for sex there are.

Another involvement of Trump’s which the media has given very little attention to for some odd reason is his relation to convicted cocaine trafficker Joseph Weichselbaum, who also incidentally happened to have managed the helicopter company which shuttled VIPs to Trump’s casino in Atlantic City and provided pilots for Trump’s personal-use helicopter (which hilariously enough was regularly flown in by Trump’s older sister – the federal judge who was initially handed Weichselbaum’s case). What’s especially fascinating about this episode is that Trump wrote a letter full of falsehoods to the judge in Weichselbaum’s case vouching for Weichaselbaum’s supposed “good character” and urging leniency, a move which had a good chance of putting his casino license at risk (casino license holders must not be discovered associating with anything even remotely criminal unless they want the license revoked). Clearly, Trump for some reason desperately wanted/needed to protect Weichselbaum and/or keep him from talking.

How Trump’s campaign will play out is unbeknown to anyone on the outside. All we know is that his rise was orchestrated by higher powers and that he is likely an election manipulation tool. Some have submitted that Trump has run away from the election manipulators who engineered his rise in the polls and will need to use proportional representation and withholding of delegates at the convention as means of direct manipulation to dump Trump and install an establishment candidate, likely Rubio, Christie, or the so-called “outsider” Cruz. Many have been swindled into believing that Cruz is an outsider, but he clearly isn’t one. He may not be a favorite of Republicans like Boehner, McCarthy or McConnell for his extreme antics (Trump is right about that), but he’s not a total outsider. The establishment is comfortable with Cruz – he has an aggressive iteration of establishment foreign policy regarding Iran, is good behind a podium and on stage, and supports the arch-elitist Trans-Pacific Partnership. His wife works for Goldman Sachs in Houston, was the director to South America for the NSC, and was part of a team which drafted a paper for the CFR proposing a North American Union featuring effectively open borders and interoperability between law enforcement. In the early 2000s, Cruz was a “policy advisor” (i.e. handler) to George W. Bush and promoted the appointment of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Cruz is buried up to his eyes in elitist and insider connections. In fact, his entire campaign is more or less a psychological operation being run by a CIA contracting company called Cambridge Analytica (a subsidiary of Strategic Communications Laboratory in England) which uses psychometric data to sway public opinion and market ideas to certain groups of people.

Drug-running Jeb Bush is clearly done for despite everything the establishment has done to try to buoy him. His donors are abandoning him for Cruz and Rubio. NSA/CIA counselor Fiorina, megalomaniac Yale elitist Carson, empty suit Kasich, Romney hitman and Roger Ailes minion Huckabee, and all the rest of the candidates the manipulators surged and used to fracture support and ply the election are done for. Their only remaining purpose is to deliver their demographic to the establishment candidate (Cruz, Rubio, or Christie). Rubio (who very clearly has elitist and mega donor support), Cruz, maybe Christie, and Trump are left. The election engineers are now trying again to foster the corrupt, Bush-connected war on terror agitator Christie since Jeb has all but disappeared from the radar by having a major New Hampshire newspaper endorse Christie and by having the national media push him in the debates. However, I’m not sure this strategy will pan out for the establishment. It’s a possibility, but still a long-shot since Christie only has 3% support in the polls.

I think Trump was put out to tap a certain demographic that either the Republicans or Democrats want and to incite drama and theater in the media. It’s more likely the Republicans, though, whose primary demographic is disappearing. Trump’s appearance has dragged these formerly politically apathetic citizens and potential Republican voters into an election which on a fundamental demographic level never looked good for the Republicans (immigrants, who are overwhelmingly Democrat, are coming into the country at a faster rate every year and have more children on average than natives). It will invigorate many solid conservatives to vote as well – it’s all a massive ploy to increase turnout for the GOP in both the nomination and general election. It’s a win-win-win situation for the Republicans. Trump’s rhetoric is co-opted and homogenized by the establishment candidates (which is exactly what  happened to Perot and Goldwater). The establishment can then dump Trump through primary and/or convention manipulation if he runs away from them (the RNC has assured this will be possible by assigning states whose primaries are held between March 1st and 14th proportional representation of delegates). The Republicans still get to keep a large chunk of the excited Trump demographic in the general to elect a Cruz, Christie, or Rubio. Trump could drop out of the Republican race and run Independent, something which he’s promised not to do. He of course would have no chance of winning the general because of how the electoral college works and the fact that Trump’s support is rather evenly distributed among states and isn’t concentrated in any key area (which doesn’t help in the general election given how the US’s electoral system works).

This may mean Hillary wins, but the manipulators and establishment would rather have Hillary than Trump, despite the fact that Hillary isn’t the establishment’s true favorite. On the other hand, Hillary may not win in this scenario – Firstly, Trump also has tremendous support from disaffected Democrats, potentially taking away votes from Clinton in addition to the Republican nominee, canceling the effect out. Secondly, Cruz is a very strong candidate with establishment financial backing, very popular with Trump’s demographic, and is by far the most popular second choice for Trump supporters. Christie and Rubio both are very strong candidates as well. Trump could drop out entirely and endorse Cruz or whoever he’s told to endorse. He could play along with a “stirring of the pot” by the media via an intentionally leaked controversy and drop out. It’s not impossible – Ross Perot, who no one in their right mind ever believed would drop out, did exactly that in 1992 using the excuse that compromising photos of his daughter would be released if he didn’t fold to the establishment. This severely hurt him in the polls and guaranteed he wouldn’t go anywhere. Whether Trump jumps back in or not is irrelevant. Cruz, Rubio, or Christie (maybe), the establishment’s candidates of choice, will likely win.

Whether Trump is sincere in his positions and his level of knowledge regarding his role in manipulating the election are not known to me. However, there are a couple indicators that he is mostly sincere – 1) despite changing the specifics of his positions frequently over the years, he’s typically maintained an ostensibly legitimate populist bent, consistent with his current rhetoric and 2) he has an apparent thin skin for criticism judging by his behavior in the debates and on Twitter. Although he’s an actor, it seems as though he sincerely doesn’t appreciate it when people criticize him and his ideas. I think he’s mostly sincere, but I do suspect he may be somewhat aware of his role as an election manipulation instrument. This is because Trump, as I mentioned previously, had a series of meetings with Roger Ailes of Fox News. He probably had discussions with other media operatives from other news networks as well. Trump was likely briefed at these discussions on the unprecedented media coverage he would receive. However, it is extremely unlikely that Trump is aware of election manipulators’ grand strategy, since Trump could potentially upset it if he was aware of it.

However likely it may seem given Trump and the Clintons’ history, I don’t think Trump is a Clinton instrument. Firstly, Trump’s carefully crafted and conceived rhetoric has attracted many disaffected Democrats and left-leaning independents who would otherwise vote for Clinton. Hillary and her team, as politically savvy as they are, would never make the mistake of boosting someone who actually hurts them. Secondly, the media is simultaneously bolstering Trump and denigrating Clinton. If the Clintons had enough influence with the media to surge Trump, they would have enough power to silence the email and Benghazi stories. I think the media was given the signal to push the Clinton email story because the establishment wants Hillary weakened in the general. Remember, the email story came out a full three years ago and the media never said a word about it until, out of the blue, it was a huge story and headline. The elites don’t really want Hillary as president if they can avoid her because she’s strong-willed, uncompromising, and obstinate. She would buck her handlers the entire way and the controllers don’t like that – they want a controlled script reader who is perfectly okay with simply going through the motions like Obama, Bush, or Bill Clinton. Some have suggested that Obama has sicked the media on Hillary Clinton to keep Hillary from running on an anti-Obama platform. This is entirely possible. A staffer in the White House supposedly leaked that Clinton stormed into Obama’s room above the Oval Office and shrieked to Obama “get your dogs off my back!”, presumably referring to the FBI and DoJ investigating Clinton’s email servers. I don’t think Obama is where the order truly originated. Obama isn’t the most powerful person who doesn’t like Hillary and word has it that Obama nowadays hardly does anything other than sit in his room above the Oval Office watching ESPN, snorting coke and occasionally scanning the internet to gauge the public’s perception of him and what his legacy will look like. I don’t think he’s in much of a position to orchestrate anything. It is also important to note that Clinton will probably not be indicted for the handling of her emails and classified information. The investigation is not legitimate, it’s simply a means for the controllers to deteriorate Clinton’s support with an ongoing scandal.

Everything suggests that the elites want a hawkish, war-mongering Republican. They’re making it easy for someone like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio to get elected. The Islamic/ISIS threat is being thrust on the public with full force unlike anything we’ve seen since the Bush years, which is a safe issue for most Republicans and an agenda they will gladly play along with. And not only that but the backlash against Obama and the Democrats has been massive. The controllers would rather not have the population further enraged and embittered by another 8 years of someone who would likely be seen as an extension of the Obama years. A change in flavor would likely pacify the populace, at least for a while.

We’ll continue to see how this election season plays out and how it’s manipulated and molded by the puppeteers in the Democratic and Republican parties, PR firms, and news networks. More in-depth analysis of the other candidates can be found in the next blog post.