We have written here several times that the UK for largely unaccountable reasons has been engaged for some 20 years in constructing a network of psyops, information ops and intelligence people that rivals anything in the world.
This ever-growing capability has been reflected in such activities as the Syrian Observatory for human rights, the White Helmets film company fraud upon the public, and the Skripal affair.
Now we have the belief put forth by the Pentagon and WH that the Russians are going to stage an attack on themselves by Russians disguised as Ukrainians complete with appropriate uniforms, equipment, dead bodies lying around, the works. This reeks of a “splendid” British project. Passed to the gullible colonials in Washington it would have exactly the appeal imagined in trying to get Biden and company to act.
The Maharaja of Sweatypore or wherever is not available any longer for “guidance” in passing through life. So, why not drive Biden, Milley and company around like a bus? pl
“Influence And Outreach”: The UK’s Evolving PsyOps CapabilitySouth Front
I have to hand it to the British, for a washed-up colonial power they have a world-class propaganda game. And I don’t use the word propaganda in a bad sense. Every major power engages in propaganda, and the British are very good at it, an order of magnitude better than otherwise larger powers like the Chinese or Russians. Britain still punches above its weight!
I don’t begrudge them their fun, but the White Helmets many frauds were largely funded with USAID money and drove US policy toward regime change in Syria.
Their “manequin challenge” was memorable, to keep in the annals of history as the time when some Western powers, in this case Perfidius Albion, started to laugh at the very faces of their populations…Then the scamdemic followed…
Click, click, click like a soldier,
So-oldier of the Queen!
The most recent accusation by the dept of state regarding the false flag by the Russians reeks of a planned actual attack by the Ukrainian army on the Donbass. Already, Facebook has banned the accounts of those affiliated with the two self governing entities in Donbass. There is an accusation by the State dept that Russia is cooking something up with actors etc so that real attacks by the Ukrainians can be then termed false flag by Russians. The Olympics have just started – the timing is perfect for the USUK alliance to attack Russian interests. I don’t know why, but they (the Anglo Saxons) feel Olympics is the right time for an ex-soviet state to attack Russian interests. It happened, 2008 and again in 2014 – just during the Olympics.
And here we go again. Any bets on whether we are going to see some action in Ukraine i.e. attack on Donbass by Ukraine before Feb 20th?
Why the Olympics? Because people have very short attention spans and the Olympiad increases the competition for mindshare. In other words, people are more likely to swallow a false flag storyline when their brains are saturated with other images because they can’t invest enough thinking time for critical evaluation.
Conversely, never launch a false flag operation on a slow news day.
I would expect the launch of a false flag would be made at the end of the weekly news cycle. That way it is “old news” — uncritically accepted much more quickly.
What I can’t figure out is what has been promised to Ukraine for them to go along with this ?
They have a lot to lose. At least the Donbas oblasts in their administrative borders and billions of gas fees after Russia is hit with sanctions and the gas flow stops.
Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
I Think Russia and China are both Ready to Do Anything..Tick Tick..Depends on how things are going for each..And Who Needs Tge Diversion If things go bad for China..Olympics..etc,,and When Russians line is out are ready..Global diversions are all Strategic options..Put You enemy where you want them..Its an Ancient Art..Persian games..I Believe…
Reminds me of the photos of Syrian children bodies lined up after Assad’s alleged “gas attack” on his own people during the Obama Red Line days.
Only problem was the children’s faces were uncovered in their alleged Muslim burial shrouds, and many of them seemed to have smiles on their faces as if lined up and posing.
But this photo was enough to trigger Barry and Kerry to drop “tiny nuclear” deterrents since Assad’s crossed Barry’s Red Line in the Sand.
Back then, it was Putin who had to rescue Barry from Red Line in the Sand tough talk and provided Barry a back door excuse to drop his “tiny” nuclear holocaust threats. Seems there was some talk at the time the “photo proof” of this gas attack on Syrian children might have been unreliable.
At least, that is the way I remember it – my gut said this was a staged photo event. And Obama’s whole Red Line in the Sand showdown quickly fizzled. Was this another UK disinformation plot?
At first I though the White Helmets defected to Russia. The saddest thing is the US has been denied the journey of decoloniality by the ruling class. Its always been British software controlling American hardware. Yes, that is the special relationship.
If Ukraine really start heavily shelling civilian areas, people will film this.
Then the US will say, aha we told you so.
People are waking up though. Once the western MSM and government propaganda lose all credibility with the common folk, they’ll never get it back.
And it is not just about Ukraine/Russia. It is about everything : Afghanistan, Covid, Joe Rogan… People are starting to pay attention to the cr*p they are serving us daily, and taking it with a grain of salt.
Impressively clear demonstration by @APDiploWriter
of how the US government disdains any obligation to explain the basis of the intelligence conclusions it declassifies to engage in public advocacy—conclusions that experience tells us are often very wrong.
Reporter: “It’s an action that you say they have taken, but you have shown no evidence to confirm that. […] This is like – crisis actors? Really? This is like Alex Jones territory you’re getting into now.”
Must-watch exchange between @APDiploWriter
Matt Lee and @StateDeptSpox
I remember Jen Psakis getting the same treatment from Matt Lee when she was a Foggy Bottom
Was that not Marie Harf, the blond hair flipper, who was Obama’s flak at the State Department which Matt Lee also tossed around like a cat toy?
Barf and Sucki, I called both of them so both were on his communications team. Barry’s Gurlz.
Along with the ever intriguing Samantha Powers. Why did she unmask hundreds of FISA court victims at the 11th hour of the Obama administration, and we still do not know why.
Yes, could not remember the name.
“Der Fall Gleiwitz” was an excellent East German film.
My favorite old TV mock was one in which the thing about the fall of Berlin had been re-dubbed so that Hitler told his remaining generals that “the turcopolier” is laughing at you.
The way these people think, it doesn’t matter if it’s true, only that they have a good end in mind.
Gor blimey, it’s a fair cop, Guv. Caught us red-‘anded – it’ll be a Newgate necktie for me…Gawd Bless the Queen!
But really: is John Bull inside the coach issuing instructions to the driver on his own account, or merely the poor sap up top, reins in hand, following orders and providing a flimsy deniability allowing the Gentry who live at the big House to pretend to have no responsibility?
Nah! Their arrogance and condescension know no bounds.
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The Brits have been doing disinformation campaigns since Cromwell. At least. The Irish Genocide is a fine example of the spinning of dross. Introduce a potato strain that is susceptible to blight (when a non-susceptible strains are used in Egypt), allow a partial failure and then complete crop failure in another 2 years. Now put the blame on hand of God, and the resulting starvation on the free market. Only a well-polished propaganda machine, backed by a popular monarchy, could have pulled that off. End result; reduction of population and clearing the lands for English landowners. Similar to the clearing of the Highlands, though mass murder on a national scale was not needed there.
So as we can see, the British propensity toward hiding crimes against humanity behind a veneer of civility is something that is part and parcel of the Empire. It’s perfectly logical that the tradition of Crown-authorized mercenary work has been extended to the propaganda ministry. Comparative advantage meets plausible denial.
The Bengali famine of 1942-4 that killed some 4 million Bengalis as a result of a policy of malign neglect on the part of Churchill and his government is somehow never regarded as another Holocaust.
Lysias My Lang ancestors left Ireland (Meath) 20 years before the famine, but they knew the English well.