No 1867 Posted by fw, January 11, 2017
“There are no facts, only interpretations.” —Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
“The latest ‘explosive’ fake news is that ‘multiple US officials with direct knowledge” told CNN that they have ‘classified documents’ that Russia has compromising documents on Trump that would allow them to blackmail the US President. The documents consist of memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative “whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.’…. The dossier claims that in Russian hands are videos of ‘wild sex parties’ staged by Trump on his numerous trips to Moscow. And it gets wilder. The New York Times also ran with the story but did state that there was at the present time no confirmation for the story.” —Paul Craig Roberts
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under Ronald Reagan, and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.
That America’s ruling class is out to get Trump is not unbelievable. As for the rest of Roberts’ account, given that the Pandora’s box of fake news is now wide open, who knows what to believe? A recent article by the World Socialist Web Site offered alternative interpretation for Washington’s recent attempts to foment Russian baiting — the allegations might be Obama’s desperate attempt to box Trump into a confrontation with Russia. And in a January 8 truthdig interpretation, Chris Hedges offers The Real Purpose of the U.S. Government’s Report on Alleged Hacking by Russia.
No doubt there are countless other interpretations. And, as usual, most people will run with the version that confirms their existing beliefs. So much for truth-seeking.
Below is a repost of Roberts’ article. Alternatively, read it on his website by clicking on the following linked title.
The Ruling Establishment Does Not Intend For Trump To Become President.
The latest “explosive” fake news is that “multiple US officials with direct knowledge” told CNN that they have “classified documents” that Russia has compromising documents on Trump that would allow them to blackmail the US President. The documents consist of memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative “whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.”
According to antiwar.com “the dossier claimed several figures in the Trump campaign were in league with the Russian government during the campaign, and that Russia had been conspiring with them to groom Trump as an ally for ‘at least five years.’ It also claims exchanges of information between Trump and the Kremlin for ‘at least eight years,’ . . . The dossier names former Trump adviser Carter Page, his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, as well as incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as having personally and repeatedly met with Kremlin officials on anti-Clinton leaks.”
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. If such a high level US intelligence official is repeatedly meeting with Kremlim officials and the CIA has to learn about it from memos written by an unidentified former British intelligent agent, the CIA is totally incompetent.
The dossier claims that in Russian hands are videos of “wild sex parties” staged by Trump on his numerous trips to Moscow. And it gets wilder.
The New York Times also ran with the story but did state that there was at the present time no confirmation for the story.
Consider these three questions:
How would a former British intelligence operative get such extraordinary documents from Russian intelligence?
If he had such documents, why would he hand them over instead of selling them to Trump for a major fortune?
Why would such a crazy story be on CNN and in the New York Times unless the ruling establishment intends to use it to block Trump from the presidency?
What this elevation in wild charges tells me is that the CIA’s effort to sell Trump on the Russian hacking did not succeed, and the CIA has escalated its attack on the president-elect.
Here are the URLs to the CNN, NYTimes, and antiwar.com reports:
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