PressTV, Veterans Today and Lasha Darkmoon – The Axis of Weevils in The Syndicate’s Syrian Propaganda Matrix

I’m not sure that the Counter-Intelligence (IE: pro-stupidity) functionaries behind the following email-spread dis-info on current events in Syria really deserve that much credit. Certainly, the kind of dis-info which I’ll shortly dispose of appears to be somewhat effective. That is, a certain set of target audiences have become convinced that the recent chemical attack in Syria (for the purposes of this article, I will assume that there actually was a chemical attack, though given the nature of the age of deception we live in, One has every right to be sceptical about that given the lack of clear evidence) was perpetrated by forces attacking the regime of Bashar Assad in order to frame his regime in order to give the US an excuse to attack Syria more directly, if not with open military intervention.
However, the fact that someone’s work happens to be effective is not automatic grounds for praise. The following dis-info stream shouldn’t be convincing. The fact that some have been nevertheless convinced by it is a serious issue which speaks to the the credulity of the so-called “Truth Movement” and other movements which purport to oppose the agendas of The Syndicate.

The person who sent this prop-agenda to me on an email list certainly expressed strong emotions to his readership:-

“The filthy scum responsible for this atrocity against innocent children and adults deserve to be hunted down and executed with extreme prejudice. That includes warmongering psychopath Obama, his cabinet and every member of Congress who supported this mass murder of innocents.

The same U.S. government scum are responsible for mass murdering, maiming and crippling close to a million innocent children and adults in Iraq and Afghanistan under war criminal psychopaths: George H. W. Bush Snr. and his degenerate son, George Bush Jnr.”

Hmmm. OK. If emoting got it done, he’d be a serious threat to the Globalist Criminal Syndicate with that outburst! While not necessarily disagreeing with the sentiment expressed, I’ve long realised that such outbursts are of little value beyond cathartic release and that when strong emotions are triggered, rational thinking takes a back seat if it doesn’t leave the room altogether. What triggered this outburst? Apparently, the following rather horrific though unreferenced, unsourced and unverified photograph which may or may not be evidence of a chemical weapons attack on Syrian children, along with “supporting narrative commentary” from a variety of sources of questionable credibility and integrity.
To put it mildly.

                                                           Gas_Attack

The email can be traced backed to “Free State Voice” [1] which links to an article on a blog run by someone who calls herself “Lasha Darkmoon”, entitled “Gordon Duff Interview with PressTV: Is America about to attack Syria on fabricated evidence?” [2], which links to the PressTV website article “UN Syria team may fabricate evidence: Gordon Duff” [3] – Gordon Duff being the editor of that embarrassingly brazen purveyor of counter-intelligence “Veterans Today” [4].

                                                                        Gordon_Duff_Attack

I’m not going to expend any energy refuting what Duff says in that interview for the very simple reason that he says nothing of any substance to refute. The way Duff works here is to engage in sophistry, name dropping, ipse dixit, and various other tactics which give the impression that he’s a sophisticated Geopolitical and Intelligence analyst who knows what he’s talking about. Anyone who wishes to substantiate what Duff’s saying or at least demonstrate that his assertions are at least plausible is of course welcome to do so. I can guarantee that anyone making such an attempt will find themselves quagmired in absurdity.

Instead, I will just make some observations and provide questions as food-for-thought, which will not merely demonstrate one example of disinfo on Syria but will hopefully encourage readers to start to think in new and more discerning ways about this kind of propaganda and those who generate it.
For a start:- What do Free State Voice, Lasha Darkmoon, PressTV and Veterans Today have in common? The most obvious answer is that they all attack the Jews and Israel [5]. Not sincere and evidence based criticisms, but attacks designed to incite hatred towards the Jewish people and the World’s only Jewish state [6]. This should be a warning flag to any sincere political analyst. While time doesn’t permit a detailed explanation for why this is, anti-zionism and outright antisemitism are signatures of disinformers [7]. Another common denominator is they frequently adopt the “spy novel” style to Geopolitical analysis. That is, they utilise a marketing strategy which emphasises the “exciting cloak and dagger” form over the evidence based substance. As a general rule, propaganda mills of this type produce very little output which is actually useful in assisting One to understand Geopolitical mechanisms and dynamics. Hence, the archives of such mills are usually littered with articles which loudly and shamelessly predicted some event which never ended up happening. The fact that such obviously flawed articles remain in public view with no apology, retraction or explanation attached to them is indicative of the utter contempt these propagandists have for their readership.

Why would anyone who is even somewhat learned about Geopolitics consider Gordon Duff to be a credible source of analysis and insight? His Veterans Today bills itself as “The True Voice of the World’s Clandestine Community” – in other words, it’s the “true voice” of professional liars, deceivers and tricksters. Hardly a credible source for seekers of truth.
Then there’s Duff’s bio, which says in part [8]:-

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, a combat infantryman, and Senior Editor at Veterans Today. His career has included extensive experience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, surveillance technologies, intelligence analysis,defense technologies or acting as a UN diplomat and “special consultant.”

Duff currently serves on the boards of the Adamus Group, one of the world’s largest energy technology firms and of a private financial institution participating in the Federal Reserve Banking group.

His most recent project adapts advanced military technologies to wildlife and land management in cooperation with the UN, USAID and International Wildlife Federation. [Emphases mine]

I have not at this juncture found any independent sources which back up his rather grandiose claims about himself (what the hell is the “Adamus Group”?), however that is of no moment – the fact is he apparently considers that associating his name with the institutions of Globalist Criminality provides a boost to his credibility. [9] The discerning researcher need only view the list of Veterans Today’s Editorial Board [10] to realise that it’s a COINTELPRO-esque operation – that is, its function is to induce [even more] stupidity in its target audience [11]. A thorough expose of Veterans Today will need to be done. In the meantime however, interested readers are encouraged to read a recent article by investigative journalist Barbara Hartwell which exposes Gordon Duff, among others. [12]

PressTV is another Counter-Intelligence operation which needs to be thoroughly analysed and exposed some time. It purports to provide an “Iranian perspective” to the World. [13] However, it appears to have very few Iranians appearing on its programs and curiously, many of the perspectives promoted by it are in synch with US/Globalist Counter-Intelligence propaganda and are promoted by Western Counter-Intelligence functionaries – Gordon Duff being but one example.
This apparent paradox is at least partially resolved when it is understood – contrary to “conventional wisdom” – that the animosity One often sees displayed in public interactions between Western (particularly American) and Iranian leaders is a charade, and that the Iranian Islamist regime is an extremely important puppet of the US Establishment. [14]

While the hypothesis that the US/EU/NATO and Iranian Establishments are covertly allied may not get much coverage in most media where the Western-Iranian relationship is discussed, it has the advantage of explaining why it is that most US policy regarding Iran since 1979 has strengthened the hand of its Islamist Establishment, without entertaining the mind-bendingly absurd notion that these results have as their cause the gross incompetence and idiocy of the US Establishment. It also provides the basis of the following tentative hypothesis which I will work to develop, test and appropriately modify in the near future:- that US policy towards Syria is designed to discipline and maintain the Assad regime and enhance its and its allies’ prestige while simultaneously making Western powers seem weak, indecisive and incompetent. [15]

Which brings us back to the original propaganda from Duff/PressTV with additional bits added on by Darkmoon. [16] Is it possible that Western backed forces carried out a chemical attack on Syrian civilians with the intention of framing the Assad regime in order to create a pretext for a more open attack on Syria? Yes, it is possible. Unlikely, but certainly not beyond the realm of possibility. Having said that, there is no substantial evidence provided or cogent argument made in any of the Duff Darkmoon pieces which should convince anyone of the likelihood of that possibility. Indeed, their propaganda is designed to trigger the confirmation biases of those who have been somewhat predictively programmed into believing that Iran and Syria (and perhaps Russia and China) are “standing up to the New World Order” and other similar disempowering notions. While some are waiting for overt divine intervention, others for rescue by benevolent extraterrestrials, these poor sods are externalising their power to Middle Eastern dictatorships which are mere puppets of the “New World Order” they wail against.

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FOOTNOTES AND FURTHER READING

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[1] The propaganda email doesn’t appear to be reproduced at http://www.freestatevoice.com.au/ however the sender’s email was admin@freestatevoice.com.au and it is consistent with the antisemitic nature of many of the articles on the website.

[2] “Gordon Duff Interview with PressTV: Is America about to attack Syria on fabricated evidence?” – http://www.darkmoon.me/2013/gordon-duff-interview-with-presstv-is-america-about-to-attack-syria-on-fabricated-evidence/

[3] “UN Syria team may fabricate evidence: Gordon Duff” – http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/25/320404/un-syria-team-may-fabricate-evidence/

[4] http://www.veteranstoday.com/

[5] One merely has to glance at the articles at those sites to see that nearly all of them are focussed on attacking the Jewish people and Israel, though PressTV – presumably because it purports to be a quasi-mainstream channel – is somewhat more moderated in its approach than the others.

[6] Historical and Investigative Research (HIR) – http://www.hirhome.com/ – provides much research and analysis into this issue. Particularly “What is a genocide, to the social scientist?” at http://www.hirhome.com/genocide.htm and “The modern “Protocols of Zion”How the mass media now promotes the same lies that caused the death of more than 5 million Jews in WWII” at http://www.hirhome.com/israel/mprot1.htm

[7] Apart from serving specific political agendas at times, antisemitism and its kissing cousin anti-zionism also serve a more general counter-intelligence function which is summed up by Dr. Francisco Gil-White thusly:- “Antisemitism is a way of looking at the world, a perspective, and it impairs reasoning by insisting on the following sequence: first, suspend in the air the anti-Jewish conclusion; then build in a helter skelter rush to the ground a scaffolding of ‘premises’; finally, never heed how ridiculous the crookedly resulting, upside-down staircase becomes.”http://www.hirhome.com/israel/defense.htm

[8] http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/gordonduff/

[9] While it is not unreasonable to assume that Duff seeks to boost his credibility with his audience, it must be pointed out that frequently COINTELPRO functionaries discredit each other and themselves. This dynamic has been documented and analysed by Dr. Len Horowitz and Sherri Kane – http://waronwethepeople.com/waronwethepeople.com/CONTROLLED_OPPOSITION.html

[10] http://www.veteranstoday.com/staff-writers/

[11] “COINTELPRO operates globally, generating or securing virtually all fears and misdirected faiths. COINTELPRO is the preeminent mechanism that directs or annihilates competition, so that the only dominant CULTure is that which is presented through the mass-media based on fraud, misrepresentations, and omissions.
What results is Spiritual darkness over the face of the Earth that shames every human for ignorantly tolerating their enslavement as sovereigns. This is the epitome of naivety.
As a result of COINTELPRO and Controlled Opposition, We The People are educated/indoctrinated into ignorance, and choose to remain victims of this compound-crime until a forthcoming critical mass of us learn the freeing truth after it becomes painfully obvious.”http://waronwethepeople.com/waronwethepeople.com/COINTELPRO_CLEARINGHOUSE.html
There is also much analysis of COINTELPRO, similar operations and their anti-Sovereignty agendas at http://barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com.au

[12] “Agenda Politics & Media Whores: Selling Out America” – http://barbarahartwellvscia.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/agenda-politics-media-whores-selling.html

[13] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_TV

[14] There is more than an abundance of evidence available via articles at http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/guide-iraniraq.htm and http://tenc.net/iraq-iran.htm which support that hypothesis. Indeed, it is virtually irrefutable.

[15] This hypothesis may seem counter-intuitive at first, however we’ve seen this dynamic before. See “The Iranian Hostage Crisis – Again Is this hostage crisis different from the 1979-80 Iranian hostage crisis?” at http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/hostage_crisis_2007.htm
It also seems unlikely, if the US wished to topple Assad, that they would allow their Iranian and Iraqi puppets to aid Assad – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq%E2%80%93Syria_relations and “Iraq sides with Assad, attacks FSA positions in Syria” at http://www.yalibnan.com/2013/03/03/iraq-sides-with-assad-attacks-fsa-positions-in-syria/
It must also be highlighted that already the US and Britain are “backing down” – see “And now the climb down” at http://www.israpundit.com/archives/57263

[16] Darkmoon adds some evidence-less speculation to PressTV’s/Duff’s piece, such as speculating that “First they aim to destroy Syria. Then they plan to destroy Iran and take possession of its oil wells.”; claiming that there is information which “…comes from a valued source who reveals that a hacker has obtained definite evidence that Britain could be behind the chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people.”; and playing into the “They’re gonna start WW3” neurosis by asking the rhetorical question “The trillion dollar question is: will Russia and China stand by and let them get away with this monstrous war crime — a crime which not only threatens their own vital interests but is, in fact, no more than a proxy war against them?”
Astute Geopolitical observers will note that Russia and China have not yet stopped a single NATO action.

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3 Responses to “PressTV, Veterans Today and Lasha Darkmoon – The Axis of Weevils in The Syndicate’s Syrian Propaganda Matrix”

  1. RevolutionTelevision Says:

    Well Done Article! Love your analysis that is right on! Thanks for exposing the propaganda mill, Gordon Duff’s Veteran’s Today and for enlightening everyone to the truth about the political powers at play here- how for these globalists scumbags, their bottom line which waging war=money, fear mongering=power & control and how this also benefits their depopulation agenda! The only killing anyone in Syria the secret treaties among those at the highest levels of power!

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