The BBC’s Ukraine Anomalies – Maidan’s Hotel Ukraine Snipers and the Confusing Reporting of Gabriel Gatehouse

The massacre at Kiev’s Maidan was a major turning point in the Ukrainian crisis in which the BBC played a key role on reporting of events. This post will examine the BBC video reports of reporter Gabriel Gatehouse as he covered the Maidan sniper massacre and it will demonstrate that the videos his team filmed clearly show that Gatehouse’s own on camera acceptance of an undercover British forensic investigative team version of events fails to match his own personal experience of being shot at by a sniper in the Hotel Ukraine, a sniper, who incidentally, was not included in the ‘official’ investigation final report conducted by the post coup Kiev based government of Ukraine.

At the time of the Maidan Massacre on February 20, 2014, the Hotel Ukraine was occupied and controlled by opposition forces including the Right Sector neo-nazi groups led by Andriy Parubiy that were the frontline foot soldiers being used as a battering ram against the Yankovich led government.

In the following video filmed on February 20th, 2014, we see Gabriel Gatehouse and his BBC team clearly shot at from the Hotel Ukraine at the 2:35 mark. The BBC report verifies snipers were in the Hotel Ukraine behind protesters. Gatehouse even goes so far as to identify the room the shooters are located in, stating ” from one of the upper windows of the hotel a shot rang out…….up there, yes….our hotel…..upper window 5th row from the left…2nd from the top….the one that is open”. He then states ” I saw the shooter, he was wearing one of the protester’s green helmets”.

In this 2nd video at the 3:50 mark we see Gabriel Gatehouse in the unedited version of the same video cursing about the rifle shot which just barely misses him. Before being shot at he states clearly “What is that, that window facing directly to us……fuck….let’s get the fuck out of here!”

Now here is where things get interesting. In the following BBC video, filmed 4 days later, and featuring the very same Gabriel Gatehouse, he accepts the version of events of a team of anonymous undercover British forensic experts who neglect to include the sniper that shot at him and his BBC crew from the Hotel Ukraine. He makes no mention of this fact, nor does he correct their reporting, and instead, simply accepts their stated version of events that the snipers were in other locations and government positions which has been deduced by the anonymous team based on bullet scars on surrounding objects.

At the 1:58 mark above, Gatehouse states “It’s amazing how you can work that all out”. The anonymous forensic expert then states “It was just a bloodbath really……wasn’t it?” To which Gatehouse quizzically nods and says “Yes it was”. 

At the 2:26 mark, while standing in front of a barricade, Gatehouse then states “The investigator’s say that there were at least 4 sniper positions…..one at ground level, here at this barricade, and then another 3 in the tall buildings behind it over there (points at government side) they were shooting directly down this road in the direction of the hotel where we were staying (camera then pans towards the Hotel Ukraine) and the square beyond”. Gatehouse makes no mention whatsoever of the sniper that shot at his crew in the previous BBC videos taken on February 20th, 2014.  The rest of the video features interviews with members of the groups who took over the city and a short BBC expose’ on Victoria Yankovich’s estate.

 

The following BBC video was released a full year later on February 12, 2015 and finally features Gabriel Gatehouse revealing there were snipers shooting from other buildings than the ones the anonymous British forensic team cited. The BBC video makes no direct mention of these snipers intentionally shooting protesters, nor does it accurately portray that 10 Ukrainian Berkut police officers were killed by snipers, instead, it inaccurately states that only 3 police officers were killed in the footnotes to the video and it creates an even more confusing version of events. This video does features Berkut police radio communications pointing out clearly that a sniper was in the Hotel Ukraine and even gives a precise location description stating at the 2:16 mark “Second level from the top on the left side of the Hotel Ukraine”. Now be careful to pay close attention to what Gabriel Gatehouse states in the video below at the 4:24 mark after interviewing Andriy Parubiy (Right Sector Commandant). He states ” the location matters, the Hotel Ukraine was that morning largely under the control of government forces, but the conservatory building several hundred meters away was firmly in the hands of protesters.” Later in the BBC video, a new narrative is introduced about a sniper in the conservatory building. The statement that the Hotel Ukraine was under government control is obviously inaccurate due to the fact that Gabriel Gatehouse had already previously identified a green helmeted protester in the window that he pointed out in this video and previous videos. He also had stated previously that the Hotel Ukraine was occupied by protestors as a makeshift medical facility. Yet, strangely, in this fourth video he refers to it as a building under the control of government forces. Then he interviews Andriy Parubiy again on the possibilities of snipers in the Hotel Ukraine and takes his words at face value that his Maidan Right Sector neo-nazi foot-soldiers did not locate a sniper in the Hotel Ukraine (once again, this provides more proof that the hotel was not under government control as Gatehouse previously stated).

Gatehouse redeems himself somewhat at the 11:40 mark when he states ” I’ve spoken to a senior investigator at the general prosecutors office here, he’s convinced that whoever was firing from the Hotel Ukraine was targeting both sides. He’s gathering evidence that he says will prove that the massacre on Maidan on the 20th of February was the culmination of a carefully worked out plot….the aim of which was to cause maximum chaos…..but he says that his investigation is constantly being blocked by the courts.” (Note that nothing of substance has ever come of this Kiev led investigation, instead a few Berkut officers have been scapegoated for the killings).

Gatehouse’s reporting then reverts to narratives based on Russia blaming put forth by the same Andriy Parubiy, CIA blaming put forth by anonymously cited Russians and finally wrapping up with the statement that Maidan was all about good people coming together, yet, unfortunately people were manipulated and no one knows by whom……..thus, resulting in the waters being thoroughly muddied enough to conceal everything, even though the BBC itself has previously reported on the dangers of Maidens Right Sector neo-nazis.

Judging from all the above, if the BBC’s goal was to confuse the hell out of the general public with their ‘reporting’, then they have performed a remarkable job. The waters are completely muddied, there’s been plenty of time for all evidence to be destroyed (even the tree’s were removed) and a complete cloud of confusion now hovers over the sniper murders that took place at Maidan on February 20th, 2014. A closer look at the actions of participating BBC interviewee Andriy Parubiy would certainly be a good place to start when it comes to accessing the truth about the snipers that killed the so called ‘heavenly 100’ at Maidan.

On a more professional and decent note, there have been some remarkable researchers cacheing information and investigating what really happened in Kiev on February 20th, 2014 and I will link to them here so that other researchers may continue to look more deeply into this terrible tragedy that has now led to the New Cold War between the United States and Russia.

The best place to start is here:

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine
by Ivan Katchanovski, Ph.D. School of Political Studies University of Ottawa

https://www.academia.edu/8776021/The_Snipers_Massacre_on_the_Maidan_in_Ukraine

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

A Closer Look on Syria website also compiled a huge amount of information related to the event as well as one of the best Maidan video troves online:

A Closer Look on Syria – Ukraine’s Maidan snipers

A Closer Look on Syria – Talk: Kiev Maidan Snipers

A Closer Look on Syria – Maidan snipers/Suspects

A Closer Look on Syria – Kiev Maidan snipers/Victims

September 2014 German TV investigation disproves the West’s claim that Yanukovych was responsible for killing of dozens of Ukrainian protestors. (English Subs)

 

Linked below is the most shocking video showing the sniper killings up close (Graphic Warning). This particular group of victims appear to have all been shot from behind by the snipers in the Hotel Ukraine, the evidence proving such (trees with bullets lodged in them showing azimuth of fire) were removed not long after the massacre. The fact that these victims were all sent forth from the Hotel Ukraine with no firearms of their own is also cause for suspicion on the actions of Andriy Paruiby and his Right Sector soldiers who were occupying the Hotel Ukraine.

Highly recommended IMBD documentary – Maidan Massacre 2014

Russian version in English language –

No proper investigation has ever been conducted by the Kiev regime that performed a coup utilizing neo-nazi battalions and took control of the Ukrainian government in February 2014. For those looking for more regarding the US instigated New Cold War with Russia please see my CoS posts on Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard and implementation of the war in Ukraine.

IMI- Analysis – Understanding the Grand Chessboard

https://clarityofsignal.com

Tribute and Compendium of Videos of CBS46 Reporter Ben Swann Who Revealed US Support For Terrorist Groups in Syria

The following post chronicles the courageous reporting and highly revealing videos of CBS46 investigative reporter Ben Swann who was the leading US mainstream media reporter exposing US government and mainstream media lies about the wars on Syria, Iraq and Libya. He also achieved infamy for his 2013 interview with US President Barack Obama where he was the first reporter who questioned the president of the United States on the CIA providing weapons to terrorist groups in Syria. As he was gaining ascendency in the public eye in the 2016 post election environment he suddenly went ‘dark’, deleted all of his social media accounts and stopped reporting on highly controversial subject matter such as the US backed terrorist ‘rebels’ in newly liberated Aleppo, Syria, and US support for terrorists across the Middle East, as well as the highly controversial issue of Pizzagate which sprang forth due to the October 2016 Wikileaks release of the John Podesta emails.

Days after his Pizzagate story was released, Ben Swann suddenly announced that he had to suspend all of his projects, the most important of which was a story on the US government’s involvement in the creation of ISIS. He released a statement saying: “Heading back to CBS46 Monday but going to be changes. Biggest one, this page will go dark Tzuday, Feb 1st. Those who know me, trust me.”

The attached image to Ben’s post had a tiny rebel or resistance logo from Star Wars, only a few pixels wide. Within minutes that post was deleted and almost immediately after another identical post was made without the resistance logo. The non-logo social media posts are cached here.

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In early 2017, after the above posts and Tweets he was only seen once on CBS46 where his mic was off, thus, no one could hear him speaking. He was completely off-the-radar for the following two months. Immediately after his “shutdown”, his massive fanbase did some digging, as they knew he would not accidentally misspell “Tuesday” as “Tzuday”, especially since February 1st was not actually a Tuesday…..but instead, was a Wednesday. Researching fans looked into Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” and cross referenced phrases related to “dark” and located the following quote: “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt”. Now it is widely believed that Ben knew what he was up against (after all he has a young family to support) and he went into temporary hiding, or played along with his station bosses for the time being for the sake of his career and family income.

But as there was no contact with him, many presumed him possibly fallen victim to something more nefarious. After all, his website was shut down and all of his YouTube videos suddenly deleted. CBS46’s link on his profile on his website then took viewers to a fake FB page for him including only a picture of his face. His personal FB page was deleted, as well as his Twitter account. The only evidence that he had ever created any reporting on the aforementioned controversial issues are now mirror copies on other peoples YouTube accounts scattered across the Internet along with mentions and links of his content on threads and blogs. Even an image search for the tiny resistance logo Ben put up on his earlier “going dark” post was incredibly difficult to find. (Huge thanks to Sean Slomka credited at the end of this post for tracking down the image and additional material for this post.)

Note the additional small rebel logo below the date of Feb 1, 2017 in the image below.

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In April 2017 Ben was reporting again for CBS46, however, when he returned to air he made no mention of the reason’s for his hiatus, and he reported only on primarily everyday matters that are more inline with most US mainstream ‘programming’. It appears likely that Ben was “muffled” and most likely told by higher-ups at CBS to drop the controversial subject matter that threatens the status quo or risk losing his job permanently, and thus, seriously affecting his family.

On April 1, 2017, the Anti-Media website and Facebook page released this linked video of Ben Swann, however, they mention in the comments below the video report on America’s tax system that it was filmed in 2016 and released by them, while also stating also that he will be back soon.

Anti-Media released New Report from Ben Swann on America’s Broken Tax System

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The videos below feature Ben’s most important work relating to the lies being put forth by the mainstream media and US government in regards to the Syrian war. They are accumulated from You Tube accounts where wise researchers cached Ben’s material. It is truly an impressive body of work by a real fighter for the truth and humanity who deserves accolades for bringing the truth to light in America…….and throughout the  World. Ben Swann truly represents the best of the American journalism profession.

Ben’s 2013 reporting on Syria highlights how ahead of the pack he truly was as he highlights the nefarious actions of traitor to the United States and humanity John McCain…

Ben’s interview with President Barack Obama showed his true desire to help expose the lies of war and US support for terrorist groups. No other reporter throughout the entire country was brave enough to put forth questions to the President of the United States like Ben did.

Ben’s coverage of the CIA lies about Russian hacking of the US election in 2016 were ground breaking due to his extensive knowledge of what the US had really been up to with FSA terrorists in Syria in comparison to Russian actions of really wiping out ISIS and their affiliated terrorist groups.

Ben’s reporting on Pizzagate was the first legitimate MSM discussion of the highly controversial subject of child molestation by high level politico’s which was initially revealed through the Podesta emails which were leaked by Wikileaks in late October 2016 during the last weeks run up to the U.S. Election.

The actual Wikileaks controversial emails, links and discussion on the subject of Pizzagate are here:

Wikileaks Pizzagate

Wikileaks: The Podesta Emails – search term Pizza

Most controversial Podesta Pizza email – Handkerchief Pizza Map

Ben Swann Truth in Media Facebook page is a site set up by Ben Swann supporters to cover all matters related to Ben after his own social media sites were shut down:

Ben Swann: truth in Media – Facebook page

Bens coverage of the Benghazi, Libya ordeal in 2012 was where he first started to gain real extensive nationwide fame. Its seems that his station manager was fine with this type of reporting at that time (possibly because Benghazi was a sided political issue).  In 2017 there is some small evidence that he had become too politically revealing and thus was no longer allowed to dig too deep with his investigative reporting.

 

The “Ben Swann Truth in Media” Facebook page is a site set up by Ben Swann supporters to cover all matters related to Ben after his own social media sites were shut down –

Ben Swann: Truth in Media Facebook page

The above Facebook link will lead you to current information on Ben and his reporting for CBS46.

The following screen captured image provides some insight into why Ben was silenced in regards to reporting on heavily controversial subject matter that highlights the crimes of the global elite (Examples: Syrian war lies, FSA terrorist supplied by the US, ISIS receiving US weapons,  Pizzagate- as revealed in the Wikileaks Podesta emails).

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It is highly likely that the following screenshot reveals what really took place regarding Ben’s ability to report the truth. Controversial propagandist, sheep-herder and MSM gate-keeper David Brock at Media Matters has initiated a campaign to silence truth-seekers like Ben by going after advertisers and threatening to reduce station revenue.

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The following videos and screenshots highlight additional excellent in-depth research and reporting that Ben Swann was conducting prior to his “muffling”.

This August 2012 video exposes the real theft and deception related to the US Federal Reserve System and its initial establishment at the Jekyll Island meeting in 2013.

Off topic: For readers interested in more on the establishment of the U.S. Federal Reserve System please see my Clarity of Signal post on globalist banker Paul Warburg and how he played the lead role in getting the Federal Reserve bank and system off the ground. This is an eye-opening post due to the fact that Paul Warburg was also the man that established the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in 1920 and  he was also the CEO of I.G. Farben’s US branch (The German war machine / largest company in the world) when he died in 1932. The above video,once again highlights Ben’s bravery as he enters into territory that most U.S. media would never touch.

The Rothschild’s representative at 1913 Federal Reserve, the CFR,+ I.G. Farben

Below is Ben’s excellent 2015 report on the CIA origins of ISIS……Note that in this report Ben highlights that the leading FSA general of the Northern Front in Syria states that unless western governments send more weapons the FSA (comprised of dozens of terror groups) would lose the war in less than a month. Ben includes his interview with President Obama and presents the question as to why the U.S. would fund the so called ‘rebels’. Obama in his response states that they would only supply ‘non-lethal’ support, which of course, turned out to be completely untrue, as Ben highlights that these weapons ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters intertwined with the US backed Free Syrian Army.

The following images highlight how far ahead of the curve Ben’s reporting was……shown in chronological order they paint a picture that clearly exposes US government corruption and support for terrorists in Syria. For this work Ben Swann truly deserves a medal…..he is a great humanitarian……..and a great American. Exposing war lies and government corruption is the most noble thing any of us can do. Real patriotism requires dissent when one sees that their government is acting criminally.

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Even though Ben is no longer reporting on these incredibly important subjects shown above, it is important to remember that he has laid the necessary and vital ground work while setting a stellar example for others to seek out the truth. Many people are waiting for a hero to arrive and lead the way in the current geopolitical unknown terrain. I think that We The People should strive to be the hero’s we seek. We should follow Ben’s example and keep his work alive.

Please download, save and copy his videos above, reupload them to video sharing sites and make sure to share them with your friends and family. That is how we change the world………through the mind of one caring person at a time.  Follow Ben’s example: You are the hero and the change you seek. The new age of citizen journalism needs you now ……..it needs us working together. Help wake others up. Many can’t see it, but there is a global awakening taking place as the crimes of the global elite that profit from war are revealed more and more each day. Have hope………we are winning.

I wanted to include a simple gift and tribute to Ben and his family, and to what America is supposed to represent. Its 48 minutes of beautiful adventure on the John Muir trail with some nice music, and it captures the spirit, beauty and wonder of America in all its beautiful natural glory.    Here’s a memorial day tribute to Ben Swann……..

 

 

(Credit to War on Syria Researcher Sean Slomka for outstanding help in ascertaining information for this post.)

Pentagon Video Lies Exposed – US Attempts To Steal Credit For Russia and Syria Wiping Out US Allied Terrorist Groups in Syria

 

The video speaks for itself and brings to mind the Sith Lords in Star Wars……..

Meanwhile…….the following articles completely prove that General Mattis’ claims are false and misleading. Note General Mattis’ own Freudian slip at the 8:12 mark in the video where he accidentally states “not one inch of territory has been recaptured from them, er by them.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/terror-list-omission-1.4114621

Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate escapes from Canada’s terror list
Failure to list group keeps Canada in line with U.S., but complicates potential prosecutions
By Evan Dyer, CBC News Posted: May 14, 2017

The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, currently calling itself Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), has succeeded in getting itself off Canada’s list of designated terrorist entities following its latest identity shift. That complicates the task of prosecuting Canadians who travel to join the group, send it money or propagandize on its behalf. It also illustrates the pitfalls of Canada following the lead of the U.S. in designating terror groups.

Syrian airstrikes could help al-Qaeda​​​

Listed terrorist entities

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham escapes being listed at a time when it is absorbing other jihadi groups and attracting more recruits, even as the Islamic State retreats on multiple fronts. HTS has a history of renaming itself and altering its structure to confuse outsiders, and the Syrian population, about its true affiliations. But until now, few observers have accepted its claims to have distanced itself from its parent organization.

Bin Laden’s squabbling offspring

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (the Organization for Conquest in the Levant) began life as an expeditionary force called Jabhat al-Nusra (the Support Front), despatched into Syria in 2011 by the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, now “caliph” of the Islamic State (ISIS). Jabhat al-Nusra was led by Syrian jihadist Abu Mohammad al-Jawlani.

More at link above……

 

Meanwhile, the Russian government is pointing out that the US government completely misrepresented the truth about the recent strikes against a Syrian defense forces unit on May 18th, 2017.

“US is using terrorists to fight Syrian government”: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-using-terrorists-fight-syrian-government-lavrov/

The new strike by the US Air Force in Syria confirms Washington’s intention to use the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) for the fight against Bashar Assad’s government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday. Moscow is concerned over differences in understanding the need to unite those who indeed fight on the ground and in the air against terrorists of the Islamic State and the former Jabhat al-Nusra, he said.

“We see the confirmation of an intention to use opposition and some extremists, including Jabhat al-Nusra, in the fight against the legitimate government of Syria,” Lavrov said

This comes amid Washington’s calls to stop all contacts with Assad, he said, noting that the US Congress had passed a law demanding punishment for those who cooperate with the legitimate government of Syria. “This distracts us from the Syrian settlement and the major goal of this settlement – preventing the seizure of Syria and other parts of the Middle East by terrorists,” Lavrov said. “So, what we hear about Washington’s position on Syria now is in fact coddling terrorists.”

The warning

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has no information that Washington warned Moscow before delivering an air strike on Syrian pro-government forces, Lavrov pointed out:

“I don’t know about any such warning, whatever the reason the US command made such a decision, the strike was illegitimate and unlawful. It was yet another crude violation of Syria’s sovereignty,” he stated.

 

Even the Independent UK is calling the US’s bluff on what really took place in the Syrian desert.

US air strikes in Syria: Why America really attacked pro-Assad militia convoy

Exclusive: For the Pentagon to suggest that this was a sideshow to Washington’s battle against Isis was to stretch the truth beyond credibility

Robert Fisk – Friday 19 May 2017

Excerpts: The Pentagon’s account of its Thursday-night air strike on pro-Assad militia forces in Syria concealed the real story of a race to the Syrian-Iraqi border by armed groups working for both the Americans and the Syrian regime. Even the targets listed by the US appear to have been wrong. Indeed, what was described by the Americans as a minor action was part of a far more important struggle between the US and the Syrian regime for control of the south-eastern frontier of Syria – a vital supply line for Iran to maintain its forces in Syria.

Although US jets were involved in Thursday’s air strikes, the forces on the ground comprised largely proxy fighters – belonging to both the American-trained ‘rebel’ opposition and to the Syrian military. If US personnel were accompanying the ‘rebel’ forces, then they were lucky that neither the Russians nor Syrian Army personnel were present on the other side. For the Pentagon to suggest that this was a sideshow to Washington’s battle against Isis was to stretch the truth beyond credibility in the Middle East. Cutting Syria off from Iraq – and thus from Iran – appears to be a far more immediate operational aim of US forces in Syria than the elimination of the Sunni “Caliphate” cult that Washington claims to be its principal enemy in the Middle East.

More at link above…..

 

So General Mattis held that C-Span Pentagon press conference on May 19th where he took all the credit for wiping out ISIS in Syrian territory, the very ISIS that they have, in actuality, created and nurtured along with their Saudi, Qatari, Turkish, Israeli and Western allies, and the very credit that is, in actuality, due to the Russian, Syrian and Iranian government actions against the US proxy terrorist force………now all the credit for such is completely assimilated by Trumps general. They are completely acting as an empire and like the Borg in Star Trek, simply absorbing all that they desire regardless of the consequences, including all credit for wiping out their own proxy terrorist ruse used for the overthrow of Syria. Mattis’ use of the words ‘extraordinary efforts to avoid civilian casualties’ is pure Orwellian doublespeak, lies and propaganda. The US proxy terror groups have, of course, killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Syria and Libya, and the US has no concern whatsoever about avoiding civilians casualties. Its all an elaborate smoke and mirrors show.

In Libya the US has also aligned with terror groups and even placed al-Qaeda linked terrorists in power.

Dissident Voice describes well the Pentagon’s Orwellian approach to dominating the Middle East and global minds.

Orwell, Freud, and the Syrian Ruse Reality by other means by Jason Hirthler / May 18th, 2017

Excerpts:

When applied to U.S. propaganda, the formula is revealing. To discover what your government is hiding, just reverse the media narrative. If the papers all say Russia is an imperial aggressor, it’s likely because Washington is. If the news networks say that Assad is a murderous monster, it’s likely because the groups we’re backing are. If the mainstream says Communism is a dire threat, it’s likely because capitalism is a dire threat. All of these examples are demonstrably true.

Reversing Reality

If Freud was correct, then we tend to publicly deny our greatest desires when they run counter to prevailing morality, shielding our base wishes behind a curtain of rectitude, even as we quietly pursue them. The modern instances of this in government are boundless.

Exhibit A

Take Syria as a recent example. The media narrative states that the U.S. and its freedom-loving allies have cautiously backed a loose confederation of rebels who rose up against Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad in 2011. In actuality, the U.S. and its freedom-hating allies have incautiously backed a loose confederation of foreign terrorists who have been paid to overthrow the elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Only occasionally is the real backstory hinted at, which includes weakening Shia strongholds and destabilizing independent states in the region.

In turning the truth around to justify its war of aggression, the state and its supplicant media seized upon a handful of facts as the bedrock on which it constructed a false historical narrative. Which is what you’d expect from the Orwell-Freud model. And so…Are there elements of Syrian civil society that protested Assad in 2011? Absolutely. Are there actual Syrians fighting against Assad now? Sure. Are there elements of corruption and repression in Assad’s history? Definitely. But each of these truths are used to disguise the much larger facts of unmitigated U.S. aggression.

Upon this foundation, the typical narrative is constructed. The United States government is romanticized as a virtuous mediator concerned with supporting the freedom fighters and helping them achieve the freedoms they’ve yearned for. Assad is demonized as the autocratic mass murderer who repeatedly denies these freedoms, and tortures thousands before destroying the bodies. And the Syrian people, engine of the largest refugee crisis since World War Two, are shown as the valiant victims of the war, particularly in Aleppo, where the destruction of the city in an attempt to uproot the terrorist army is leveraged to milk as much emotional content from the war as possible and to further cement Assad’s reputation as a moral monster.

The MSM didn’t stop there. It followed with a series of attempts to further demonize Assad. A massive cache of photos purportedly detailing “regime” torture. This cache was delivered from somebody named “Caesar,” a defector not unlike the fake defector, “Curveball” from the run-up to the Iraq War. Twice false flags have been utilized to claim that the evil optometrist in Damascus has in a fit of pique demanded that innocent Syrians be sprayed with chemical weapons. Now a “crematorium” where Assad supposedly cremates all the Syrian citizens he is slaughtering (supposedly because he hates humanity so much). It doesn’t particularly matter if these stories eventually unravel when evidence is shown to be lacking. The damage is done to the psyche of readers and listeners, who absorb the media reports with the uncritical acceptance of animals entering an abattoir.

More at link above…….

 

For interested parties, I figured it best to put all of these White Helmets terrorist ruse threads that I put together into this one thread so a clearer picture can be shared and ascertained by readers in regards to what the US government is “actually” currently up to regarding support for terrorists.

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/08/direct-jihadist-collusion-over-one-dozen-videos-capture-white-helmets-working-side-by-side-with-terrorist-groups/

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/02/father-of-invention-media-portrayed-grief-stricken-dad-turns-out-to-be-al-nusra-front-terrorist/

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/05/01/now-you-see-me-over-100-white-helmet-self-posted-facebook-images-expose-fake-humanitarian-group-as-fsa-terrorists-in-bed-with-al-qaeda/

https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/04/21/western-media-cover-up-well-known-white-helmet-terrorist-was-present-at-rashideen-bus-bombing-that-killed-126-women-and-children-on-april-15-2017/

 

Great Resource: World Affairs Geopolitical site also provides additional evidence for the White Helmets Terrorist ruse and western support for terrorist groups …..

World Affairs – FALSE FLAG OR FAKE: “CHEMICAL GAS ATTACK” IN SYRIA

To sum it all up, this is Donald Trump on May 20th, 2017 right after General Mattis BS speech.

Meanwhile the White Helmets, ISIS and other terrorists are smiling in their videos because they know that the President of the US Donald Trump is dancing while waving swords with their financiers….

 

U.S. Media Blackout on Ukrainian Army Shelling and Killing of Civilians Continues…..OSCE Ignores Azimuth and Trajectory of Fire

These are the current videos coming out of the war zone where American investigative journalist Patrick Lancaster is located and has been reporting on the killing of Donbass civilians by the Ukrainian army who have been relentlessly attacking the breakaway regions for the past 2.5 years. In the past week shellings have escalated and a number of civilians have been killed. The US and EU media are completely ignoring what is currently going on in the Ukrainian war zones. It has completely fallen off their radar that Ukraine’s Right Sector National Guard battalions continue firing upon and killing innocent civilians. The video’s below prove such……

2 killed, hospital, apartments, & school damaged in today’s huge a artillery attack on Donetsk
Published on Jan 30, 2017
On the second day of the Ukraine forces biggest attack this year on the Donetsk area at least 2 civilians have been killed with more injured. A hospital & homes were hit. A school full of children took some shrapnel damage and the school was evacuated..

Breaking News: Woman killed by artillery fire in Donetsk (ENG SUBS)
Published on Jan 31, 2017
BREAKING NEWS Str. Nedelina, Donetsk 45 woman, Lyudmila Tretyakova, born in 1947, At 12:30 PM she died in her bed when numerous shrapnel impacts from Ukraine shelling her home.

4th civilians in 3 days has been killed by Ukraine shelling in the Donetsk area
Published on Feb 1, 2017
For the 3 rd day in a row civilians have been killed by Ukraine artillery fire in the Donetsk area,( Makeevka), 4 in 3 days. Today 39 year old Serkova Valentine Ivanovna has lost her life when a shell hit the coal shed that she was retrieving coal to heat her house from. After the impact she was almost completely buried in coal.

Proof Ukraine forces fired artillery on a residential area today

Published on Feb 1, 2017
Today artillery was fired on the residential neighborhood of Ockobersky in the Kyivs’kyi district of Donetsk. I went to the site and investigated the direction of fire. My conclusion using all the facts available was that the shells had to have been fired from Ukraine Government controlled territory. At least 4 Apt. building were hit.

The OSCE’s Alexander Hug continues to cover up for the Kiev regimes slaughter of civilians in Donbass. All victims are in Donbass. The OSCE clearly are aware of the direction of fire from which the shells came that killed those civilians. They know the Azimuth (trajectory and distance of rounds) as reported in Patrick Lancaster’s videos above, however, they always defer reporters to their online reports which strangely neglect to ever conclude that the Ukrainian army is the entity that fired on the civilian homes where people were killed. This has been going on for the past 2 years and 7 months. The OSCE is complicit in the coverup of the warcrimes.

More civilians affected over the last few months. Once again there was no reporting of these warcrimes in any western media.

Pregnant mother of 3 home destroyed by artillery (Eng Subs)
Published on Dec 1, 2016
Anna mother of 3 home was destroyed by artillery in the front line town of Zaitsevo

Patrick’s You Tube channel features dozens of videos of civilian homes hit by Ukrainian army shelling….

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjTWVaRx6jMN5ZYgbqe2_w/videos
British investigative journalist Graham Philips directly confronted the OSCE on the fact they never mention the Ukrainian army is killing civilians back in September 2016…..

 

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702011050243697-kiev-deliberately-fueling-conflict/

German Media Suspects Kiev of Deliberately Fueling Conflict in Donbass
February 1, 2017

Berlin authorities suspect that Poroshenko bears responsibility for the deteriorating situation in the east of Ukraine, German Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper wrote. According to the newspaper, the Ukrainian government is trying to aggravate the situation in the country so that US President Donald Trump would abandon his plans on lifting sanctions against Moscow.

“The Ukrainian military is currently trying to shift the situation at the front line to their favor. Apparently, they accept the fact that tensions are increasing […]. Behind this position, according to some members of the German administration, could be an attempt to worsen the situation to the extent that US President Donald Trump’s plans to ease the sanctions are suspended,” the newspaper wrote.
German Government ‘Decisively Condemns’ Latest Escalation in East Ukraine

“According to Berlin’s interpretation, Poroshenko is ready to do anything to prevent the withdrawal of the sanctions,” the article said.
At the same time, German authorities believe that Kiev’s calculation can prove counterproductive. For instance, Donald Trump could ease the sanctions against Moscow regardless of how the situation in Ukraine might develop.

“In this case, Kiev will have to face double damage: an improvement in the situation for Russia with the simultaneous intensification of the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine. Whether it is possible to dissuade Kiev from its own provocations, Berlin doesn’t dare to predict,” the article said.

More at link…….

Videos of Massive Crowds in Breakaway Republics in Former Ukraine and Crimea Prove Western Media Lied about the War

This “best of” compilation of huge crowd videos clearly shows that the people of the breakaway regions chose their own path away from the Kiev regime that came to power in the February 2014 US and EU backed illegal coup.

Link to 2014 thread that shows the long lines during the 2014 referendum

http://www.discussionist.com/?com=thread&address=101473434&togglemark=1

Incredibly long lines during the 2014 referendum in Lugansk……

The following link leads to a post where I personally placed 9 videos of the 2014 referendum lines proving that voter turnout was massive. The link now shows that You Tube has removed all 9 videos from 9 separate accounts.

Link here: Look at all those terrorists!!!!!!

 

 

Compendium of Videos and Articles Revealing the Deep States Projection of the “Fake News” Propaganda Campaign

Ben Swann, the only real investigative reporter on US mainstream TV, starts us off with a reality check.

Reality Check: Pres.Obama Signs New Law To Allow U.S. Gov. to Fund Propaganda For U.S. Citizens

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-24/obama-signs-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act-law

Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017.

In a statement, Obama said that:

Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.” This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy national security programs, provides vital benefits for military personnel and their families, and includes authorities to facilitate ongoing operations around the globe. It continues many critical authorizations necessary to ensure that we are able to sustain our momentum in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and to reassure our European allies, as well as many new authorizations that, among other things, provide the Departments of Defense and Energy more flexibility in countering cyber-attacks and our adversaries’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles.”

But while the passage of the NDAA – and the funding of the US military – was hardly a surprise, the biggest news is what was buried deep inside the provisions of the Defense Authortization Act.

Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.” Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles. “These countries spend vast sums of money on advanced broadcast and digital media capabilities, targeted campaigns, funding of foreign political movements, and other efforts to influence key audiences and populations,” Portman explained, adding that while the U.S. spends a relatively small amount on its Voice of America, the Kremlin provides enormous funding for its news organization, RT.

More at ZH link above……

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/news-speak-and-the-duplicity-of-mainstream-journalism/5563834

We are faced by a shocking fact these days: the profession of journalism, and I speak of mainstream media journalism, has descended into truly toxic levels of printed and broadcast disinformation. One can now virtually count on the fact that what is being said on any topic of political significance, will be a carefully scripted trotting-out of government and corporate propaganda.

That is not journalism. That is what George Orwell called ‘Newspeak’.

It is a dangerous game which these news hacks are playing. They are witnessing one event and describing it as quite another event. Let me amplify this by looking at the stories emanating out of the Middle East.

It must be obvious to most of us by now that Russia, via Putin, is being held responsible for pretty much everything which is no longer working well for Western engineered neoliberal/neocon globalism. In fact, the stream of accusations against Putin’s Russia have descended into near or actual farce, due mainly to the fact that they are not backed by any factual evidence. We are all simply supposed to ‘know’ that Mr Evil is at it again and that the West must ready itself to take action against his ‘tyrannical activities’.

 

And here’s how they do it……

http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/12/clamping-down-on-viral-fake-news-facebook-partners-with-sites-like-snopes-and-adds-new-user-reporting/

Clamping down on viral fake news, Facebook partners with sites like Snopes and adds new user reporting. A new system funnels fake news reports to fact-checkers from Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, ABC, and AP.

Facebook screen image highlights the role the social media giant plays for the Deep State

Excerpt from article above:

Once a story has been flagged as fake, the most complex element of the new strategy begins. A Facebook spokesperson walked me through how the fact-checking process will work. Facebook is working with, to start, a handful of third-party, U.S.-based fact-checking organizations: ABC News, Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and AP. (The sites are part of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Network and have agreed to a “fact-checkers’ code of principles.”)

Because the group of third-party fact-checkers is small at launch, and as part of its effort to focus on the highest-impact “worst of the worst,” Facebook is doing some sorting before the reported stories go to the fact-checkers. Its algorithm will look at whether a large number of people are reporting a particular article, whether or not the article is going viral, and whether the article has a high rate of shares. Facebook has also already had a system in place, for about a year, that uses signals around content (such as how people are responding to it in comments) to determine whether that content is a hoax.

The end result is tailored to the Deep States needs via the Facebook process: screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-10-59-05-am

And who gets to do all this ‘fact’ checking for you? The FreeThought Project has the scoop on Snopes……

Snopes, the Supposed Arbiter of ‘Fake News’ — Accused of ‘Defrauding Own Site to Pay for Prostitutes

Snopes, the Supposed Arbiter of ‘Fake News’ — Accused of ‘Defrauding Own Site to Pay for Prostitutes’ Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/snopes-fake-news-fraud/#Y7Zg8B1lsjShCDeA.99

Excerpt:

Facebook’s choice to hire Snopes to arbitrate which news items will be allowed to stand and which should receive the Scarlet-Letter label ‘disputed’ already brought outrage — the site is notoriously left-leaning — but an exclusive report from the Daily Mail on alleged shady dealings should turn Mark Zuckerberg’s cheeks a deep shade of red.

David and Barbara Mikkelson, ex-spouses and founders of Snopes, have been hurling accusations allegations at one another in an ongoing bitter legal dispute following their divorce — and many of the claims don’t exactly give the company an air of professionalism.

Barbara, in court filings, accuses David of “raiding” Snopes’ bank account “for his personal use and attorney fees” and embezzling “$98,000 from our company over the course of four years, which were monies he expended upon himself and the prostitutes he hired …”

….Since the acrimonious divorce, David hired Elyssa Young — better known as Erin O’Bryn, a longtime escort and porn star, and now his wife — as administrative assistant at Snopes. According to the Daily Mail, Young’s escort profiles on professional sites and social media are still active, though it’s unclear whether she still works in that field.

This part interested me because this person writes so much for Snopes. Is it true? Don’t know.

Young isn’t the only eyebrow-raising Snopes employee — Kim LaCapria, the company’s lead ‘fact-checker,’ boasts openly of being a dominatrix known as “Vice Vixen,” and wrote on her personal blog she “played scrabble [sic], smoked pot, and posted to Snopes. That’s what I did on my day ‘on’ too.”

 

The irony of fake news being decided by Snopes is so ridiculous that even the Daily Mail UK saw fit to point it out…..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042194/Facebook-fact-checker-arbitrate-fake-news-accused-defrauding-website-pay-prostitutes-staff-includes-escort-porn-star-Vice-Vixen-domme.html

But the website’s own troubles and the intriguing choice of who carries out its ‘fact checks’ are revealed by DailyMail.com, as one of its main contributors is disclosed to be a former sex-blogger who called herself ‘Vice Vixen’.

Snopes.com will benefit from Facebook’s decision to allow users to report items in their newsfeed which they believe to be ‘fake’.

It is asking a number of organizations to arbitrate on items which are reported or which Facebook staff think may not be genuine, and decide whether they should be marked as ‘disputed’.

Picture credit of UK Mail

Husband and wife: David Mikkelson is now married to Snopes.com staff member Elyssa Young – but also engaged in a bitter legal battle with his former wife Barbara with whom he set up the site

 

How did this all come about? Fair.org decided to investigate the threat to powerful Washington Deep State information tools like the flagship “Washington Post” that sites that have been deemed ‘fake news’ are exposing…..

WaPo Spreading Own Falsehoods Shows Real Power of Fake News
By Adam Johnson

WaPo: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say. Washington Post story (12/31/16) with revised headline and a never-mind editor’s note. Is this “fake news”? The putative scourge of “fake news” has been one of the most pervasive post-election media narratives. The general thrust goes like this: A torrent of fake news swept the internet, damaging Hillary Clinton and possibly leading to a Donald Trump victory.
A primary problem with this convenient-to-some narrative is that “fake news” has yet to be clearly defined by anyone. Vaguely conceptualized as misleading or outright fabricated stories, it can mean anything—as FAIR has noted previously (12/1/16)—from outlets that align with “Russian viewpoints” to foreign spam.

http://fair.org/home/wapo-spreading-own-falsehoods-shows-real-power-of-fake-news/

More at link….

Additional Fair article explains how the whole ‘fake’ news meme was pushed out by dubious outfit PropOrNot in collaboration with the flag ship of the corrupt Deep State, the Washington Post….

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Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited ‘Fake News’ Blacklist?

Excerpt:

The Washington Post (11/24/16) last week published a front-page blockbuster that quickly went viral: Russia-promoted “fake news” had infiltrated the newsfeeds of 213 million Americans during the election, muddying the waters in a disinformation scheme to benefit Donald Trump. Craig Timberg’s story was based on a “report” from an anonymous group (or simply a person, it’s unclear) calling itself PropOrNot that blacklisted over 200 websites as agents or assets of the Russian state.

The obvious implication was that an elaborate Russian psyop had fooled the public into voting for Trump based on a torrent of misleading and false information posing as news. Everyone from Bloomberg’s Sahil Kupar to CNN’s to Robert Reich to Anne Navarro to MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid tweeted out the story in breathless tones. Center for American Progress and Clinton advocate Neera Tanden even did her best Ron Paul YouTube commenter impression, exclaiming, “Wake up people.”

But the story didn’t stand up to the most basic scrutiny. Follow-up reporting cast major doubt on the Washington Post’s core claims and underlying logic, the two primary complaints being 1) the “research group” responsible for the meat of the story, PropOrNot, is an anonymous group of partisans (if more than one person is involved) who tweet like high schoolers, and 2) the list of supposed Russian media assets, because its criteria for Russian “fake news” encompasses “useful idiots,” includes entirely well-within-the-mainstream progressive and libertarian websites such as Truth-Out, Consortium News, TruthDig and Antiwar.com (several of whom are now considering lawsuits against PropOrNot for libel).

PropOrNot says their criteria for “Russian propaganda” is “behavioral” and “motivation-agnostic,” so even those who publish views that simply coincide with the Russian government’s, regardless of intent or actual links to Russia, are per se Kremlin assets—an absurd metric that casts a net so wide as to render the concept meaningless. Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton of The Intercept (11/26/16) called PropOrNot “amateur peddlers of primitive, shallow propagandistic clichés” who were “engaging in extremely dubious McCarthyite tactics about a wide range of critics and dissenters.” Fortune magazine’s Matthew Ingram (11/25/16) insisted the report had the “beginnings of a conspiracy theory, rather than a scientific analysis,” while AlterNet’s Max Blumenthal (11/26/16) lamented that “insiders have latched onto a McCarthyite campaign that calls for government investigations of a wide array of alternative media outlets.”

More at link…..