In an interview, a senior Ukrainian official defined “disinformation” as any news that contradicts his government’s message.
The FBI and disinformation are two sides of the same coin.
“He emphasized that the FBI has been his agency’s “top partner.” “ This does not seem to me to be a role for the FBI.. don’t they have enough US criminals to catch?
Hey Lee, do we subscribers need to begin putting together a bailout fund for when the FBI comes for you?
..."he is a proponent of free speech".
..."everything against our country, consider it a fake, even if it's not"
I keep reading these two statements, and simply cannot wrap my head around the guy saying this.
Maybe it's just me...
It's ridiculous the lengths to which our government will go to protect this obviously corrupt Ukrainian regime. I would love to know why?
Just subscribed. Thank you for your hard work and diligence to bring all of this to light.
Very interesting piece. It's an uncomfortable truth we seem to be dealing with that falsehoods, bad actors and would-be heroes are all muddying the truth.
“My country right or wrong” is absolutely stupid no matter the country or situation.
End this war before these idiots make it worse.
We need to make this stop.
Great summary that needs to be shared widely with people most panicked over First Amendment rights of journalists
I think this is an interesting article that highlights the complexity of the role intelligence agencies play in society. It’s easy to point at them when they do horrible things, but imagine eliminating these agencies completely. How so do you think it would be before people were screaming for them to come back? The bottom line is we live in a world where we have to have agencies like CIA, FBI and DHS because even though they overstep their mandates, the threats are not imaginary and the war of spies won’t end just because we might decide to eliminate our agencies.
Unfortunately, the only curative is a dogged and unrelenting press coupled with clear laws and a trustworthy judiciary. This is ultimately what the real problem was with the Patriot Act and the various NDAA’s that erased meaningful boundaries between our enemies and our citizenry. It is this reality that galvanizes my support of people like Lee, Matt T and Glen G.
I have read and listened to and corresponded with Michael Hudson. His is one point of view. So is yours. Every history has a multitude of possible relatively true points of view. Historians can think on multiple levels. There will always be an antithesis. In a higher court, your thesis of Putin as a fair minded leader would however easily be shot down.
Thank you -- are you really leaving Sub-stack?
Greenwald’s system update - Brazil’s Lula internet slapdown https://rumble.com/v2looka-system-update-79.html
The following assertion contradicts what this article reveals:
“The extent to which U.S. military and intelligence shapes domestic social media conversations about the Ukraine-Russia war is still unclear”
I see the government desperately trying to spin out an outcome to decrease the level of culpability-accountability under the public opinion eyes. All journalists labeled as Russian propaganda are worth the risk of being sacrificed to keep the real culprits safe. All censorship is to protect the government from any criminal charges.
For the record, I was expecting more facts from the Twitter Files considering the government still freaking out about something which it seems not being found yet but still there.
Anyways, good job Mr Lee.
From Grossman's Life and Fate, Chapter 42. "In late summer 1942 Kleist's Army Group in the Caucusus seized the most important of the Soviet oilfields, near Maykop. German troops had reached Crete and North Cape, Northern Finland and the shores of the Channel. The desert fox, Marshall Erwin Rommel, was eighty kilometers from Alexandria. Chasseurs had hoisted the swastika over the peak of Mount Elbruz. Manstein had received orders to train giant cannons and Nebelwerfer rocket-launchers on Leningrad itself, the citadel of Bolshevism. The sceptical Mussolini was drawing up plans for his advance into Cairo and learning to ride an Arab stallion. Dietl was advancing over the snow in northern latitudes never before fought over by any European army. Paris, Vienna, Prague and Brussels had become provincial German cities.
The time had come for National Socialism to realize its cruellest designs against human life and freedom. It is a lie that it was the pressures of the war that forced the Fascist leaders to undertake these measures. On the contrary, danger and a lack of confidence in their own power were what most served to restrain and temper them.
If Fascism should ever be fully assured of its final triumph, the world will choke in blood. If the day ever dawns when Fascism is without armed enemies, then its executioners will know no restraint: the greatest enemy of Fascism is man.
In the autumn of 1942, during the apogee of National Socialism's military success, the government of the Reich announced a series of cruel and inhuman decrees: under one of these, that of 12 September, European Jewry was removed from the jurisdiction of the ordinary courts and transferred to that of the Gestapo.
Adolf Hitler and the Party leadership had decided upon the final destruction of the Jewish nation."