Press TV Banned in Germany and Britain, But Why
About an hour ago, I did an interview on Press TV saying I wanted Bradley Manning released.
I also pointed out that, though we found Julian Assange to be working with Israeli intelligence, yes, we know, using those two words together is, in itself, humor, Manning should be released.
Within an hour, Blankfoot, a curious character, had contacted one of our managing editors. He was incensed that I would “out” Assange, though Zbigniew Brzezinski did it in 2010 and Assange had been “busted” as an Israeli fraud dozens of times.
When it was Blankfoot, I knew I had drawn blood, that Assange had been hiding behind the suffering of Bradley Manning, forwarding Israel’s war on the United States. I learned nothing new about Blankfoot, he had made himself more than obvious long ago. Actually, I had thought he was dead.
Anyway, from an earlier article on VT:
Grant Smith discusses the Rosen v. AIPAC lawsuit that threatens to bring Washington to its knees with an espionage scandal of unimagined proportions:
Steven J. Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is now entering a critical phase. A series of cross-filings stakes out the critical court terrain.
Rosen intends to show that obtaining and leveraging classified U.S. government information in the service of Israel is common practice at AIPAC.
He claims it was unfair for AIPAC to fire and malign him in the press after he was indicted on espionage charges in 2005.
On March 2, 2009, Rosen filed the civil lawsuit against his former employer, directors, and an outside public relations firm for libel and slander. Rosen, AIPAC’s former foreign policy chief, seeks $5 million in damages from AIPAC, and punitive damages of $500,000 from each former board member, for a total claim of $21 million.
AIPAC made statements to the news media Rosen believes were “knowingly false and defamatory and issued in reckless disregard.” AIPAC fired Rosen and fellow employee Keith Weissman after they were criminally indicted under the 1917 Espionage Act in 2005.
Both were caught up in an FBI sting operation receiving classified information from Department of Defense employee Col. Lawrence Franklin, who pled guilty and turned state’s witness.
Rosen’s legal counsel David H. Shapiro gruffly advised AIPAC’s attorney Thomas L. McCally that he would be seeking “serious discovery” on Rosen’s behalf during a status hearing on June 5, 2009.
It is this sort of public intrusion guided by knowledgeable insiders, following already devastating FBI raids, that AIPAC probably wants to avoid at all costs.
Ironically, Rosen’s civil lawsuit, like the failed government prosecution, hinges on proving that circulating classified information is common practice inside AIPAC.
This is how the game is played, how intelligence assets like Assange who has now penetrated Russia Today as an Israeli “front man” is of such value to Israel. That I would get my first attack from the sort of “famous” Jeff Blankfoot, one of many who brand themselves as “anti-Zionists” but that I see quite differently was more than amusing.
Jeff actually “made my day.” I do so love seeing enemies of freedom and mankind bleed. More than that, killing phony Wikileaks and Assange, who both Brzezinski and I saw as an Israeli agent and advocate of war against Islam, had left me without my “Moriarty.”
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: The real issue is, who is feeding Wikipedia on this issue — Wiki — Wiki — WikiLeaks on this issue? They’re getting a lot of information which seems trivial, inconsequential, but some of it seems surprisingly pointed. …The very pointed references to Arab leaders could have as their objective undermining their political credibility at home, because this kind of public identification of their hostility towards Iran could actually play against them at home.
It’s, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.
And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren’t some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.
JUDY WOODRUFF: But this is 250 — it’s a quarter-of-a-million documents.
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Precisely.
JUDY WOODRUFF: How easy would it be to seed this to make sure that it was slanted a certain way?
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Seeding — seeding it is very easy. I have no doubt that WikiLeaks is getting a lot of the stuff from sort of relatively unimportant sources, like the one that perhaps is identified on the air. But it may be getting stuff at the same time from interested intelligence parties who want to manipulate the process and achieve certain very specific objectives.
I need Julian Assange. Between his attempts to seem “free minded” and “progressive” lurk the intentions of the “New World Order.” He is quite clumsy and transparent as his love of Israel and continual attempts to stifle investigations of their wrongdoing, including 9/11, has taught real activists.
You can watch accused rapist Julian Assange any time you want, his hour long show on Russia’s state owned network but if you are British or German, Iran’s “Press TV” is considered too scary for you.
I have about two dozen of my Press TV segments online and I am, by far, the scariest thing Press TV ever carries: Gordon Duff on YouTube
It isn’t because they call on VT for opinions that I care. In fact, Press TV is quite mainstream as news goes, not very controversial, quality reporting, reasonably balanced but also includes opinions that criticize that are censored from other networks.
These are hardly propaganda. As I pointed out to their head at one point, about half their “activists” work from Israeli front organizations anyway. Real “activists” aren’t good at organizing as VT proves, as almost none of us who write there ever agree with each other.
I tend to call it “freedom of speech,” why people who fight and die for freedom like to use it occasionally.
More to the fact, the biggest problem is information. None of us can have educated opinions without access to information and with everything in the world “classified,” certainly everything in the US, as we are learning from the show-trial of Bradley Manning, we are more controllable than ever.
Considering Britain had banned Press TV then found their entire government had been traded back and forth by the Murdoch family like trinkets is what makes them particularly a joke.
When Britain, with all their talk, actually puts a “Murdoch” in hand cuffs instead of arresting everyone around them….
But of course, what we know of as blackmail has never really stopped, has it? Does Britain love being a joke? But the US has its own problems.
Take the issue of the president’s birth certificate? Does anyone know who started it or why?
As a defense contractor, I have access to military grade forensics capability, I can have photos, documents and such examined. Very recently, VT had some UFO photos looked at. It cost thousands.
As for the “birth certificate,” our experts tell us that it is impossible to tell, on a photocopy, whether it is real or not and that anyone claiming otherwise is a liar. My own was done on 3 different typewriters while the family fought over what my middle name would be.
I must be from Kenya.
When you work in intelligence, are under multiple authorities to “not divulge” information, some the public might have use for, most is garbage anyway, you can be frustrated.
Ever notice that, though $80 billion in heroin leaves Afghanistan, nobody has ever seen it picked, processed into heroin, taken to airplanes, flown to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo and then “cut” and broken down for distribution.
Nobody has ever photographed the truckloads heading into Russia and, although the government complains about the US role, they fail to admit their own, that their military gets a cut and that Russian generals provide security for Afghan heroin that has made 25 million Russians hopeless addicts.
Blaming the US is easier.
Look at the recent story on whores in Colombia and our Secret Service. None of us who have traveled under these details, or similar, believe a word of it. We know the story, blown way out of proportions, is cover for an internal investigation of the President’s security detail.
This investigation is highly classified, really should be but the cover story, which may have been needed, is about as stupid as anything imaginable.
Do catch my article on this but also, wonder why I am the only one who asked any of the questions and why nobody from the mainstream press risked “presidential access” by simply telling the truth.
Whores? The actual summit is where the whores were really needed as delegates hired them by the hundred. Go ahead, blame the Secret Service.
“Access” is more important than truth, that’s why what we get isn’t news but press releases, carefully crafted lies that has left us a generation of morons. Why do we lie so much? I could list hundreds of reasons but let’s look at a couple.
I could even give you the history, how a group of American colonels in Afghanistan were offered $30,000 each to “look the other way” and Afghanistan went from 0% of the world’s opium supply to 97.5% of the world’s heroin supply in a decade.
Try to find one word about this anywhere. Did you know we have moved production to Iraq? Demand is that high. Ever read that anywhere. Do some internet searches, the information is out there.
Last week we announced that the US government was complicit in diamond smuggling, had rigged testing machines to allow phony diamonds into the US from Israel that financed gun running, narcotics and terrorism.
We also sent all scientific data to the applicable authorities, FBI, others, which has been ignored. We stand ready to prove, beyond any doubt, that it is impossible, using any equipment allowed inside the US, to tell a “natural” and “legal” diamond from one grown using newer processes or “conflict diamonds.”
Every aspect of the diamond industry is involved, from governments to “gemology associations.”
Other minor problems our news keeps from us, where do we start, oh yes, the F 35 Joint Strike Fighter. It doesn’t work.
You see, it has 10 million lines of code that run the avionics and they are hopelessly infected and unrepairable, it may take 2 years.
Nations that agreed to buy the plane and help finance the project, Senator John McCain’s baby, have bailed out on us. An F 16T is 10 times the plane that an F 35 will ever be and costs a tenth as much.
Our entire military plan for the next 40 years is gone and we lie about it. During the last couple weeks, we sent up rocket powered “space planes” as a decoy.
One actually disintegrated and it took us two days to admit it. Both are rocket launched, thus totally “unsecret.” Neither increase any military capability. They are nothing but attempts to make our military look less stupid and wasteful. They don’t work.
Our other problem is our missile defense system, call it the new “Patriot” with the SM3 or whatever. It is also ten years behind the S400 Russia is giving away and is, if you read the trade rags, not working.
The Patriot radar system can’t differentiate from warheads to missile scraps to “chaff.” It is worthless as is and it is the result of 30 years of work.
Good going. Were I Israeli, I might put a “for sale” sign in front of my house. Ah, but it gets worse. Let’s examine international affairs a bit.
The US has a huge prison/concentration camp in Poland, a huge base in Kosovo, Camp Bondsteel, where we are assured the world’s heroin is cut, processed and reshipped along with bases in Bulgaria and Romania.
The US is also rumored to share secret bases with Israel in Georgia and Azerbaijan. Three key areas to the region are Serbia, Turkey and Greece but, something has happened.
Russia decided to put their most advanced S400 missiles, a thousand times better than their American counterparts, the recent Patriot “version III” that we now admit is totally defective, in an enclave north of Poland. This puts Poland under Russian air supremacy. Oops.
Russia also decided to put the same in Trans-Moldova, a small region between Slovakia and Moldova, east of the Ukraine. This gives them partial control of all of Romania and Bulgaria, air defense-wise, anyway.
Then there is Serbia. With a new Russia friendly government likely to take over there and Serbia very very angry at the US and only a couple other countries recognizing Kosovo as an independent nation, really still part of Serbia, Russia is going to be invited in there.
This will make the 30,000 NATO troops in Kosovo practically prisoners. Russia will totally own their airspace.
This was all part of the “Bush Doctrine” to control the world through creeping into Central Asia to steal oil, peddle drugs and put Israel in charge of the world so the “end times” could come and George “W” Bush could sit at the side of loving Jesus and decide who to burn to death at will. I do so love Krazy Kristians.
Then there is Greece. Greece is totally broke, ready to be kicked out of the European Union and stuck between Turkey and Serbia.
Turkey has opted for the Russian S 400 air defense system which could be delivered to Iran at any time. It can shoot down any stealth aircraft with ease and has options for medium range missiles.
Kazakhstan has indicated it may use the same system, which is being developed in China and is being funded by Russia, France and South Korea.
Back in 2000, the Clinton administration offered to help Russia finance their advanced S 500 system which would destroy any long range ballistic missile. Bush ended those discussions and Russia is developing the system which is behind schedule, expected for delivery in 2017.
The S 400 will, however, destroy cruise type missiles and is workable now and being delivered. It negates all US air power in Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, or will when and if Russia chooses and America continues its policies.
What policies? That is the question. Why are we attempting to flank Russia with bases much as with the Truman Doctrine of 1947? How can we build on the prestige of winning World War II when the Bush administration made America the most hated nation on earth?
How can a nation totally bankrupt convince the world to follow it?
Then we look at Iraq. We are “out of action” there, our forces removed and the country much more unstable than the day we entered. We look at Egypt, facing civil war, ready to go to war against Israel, their former ally, as soon as a united government replaces the remains of the Mubarak junta.
Turkey now hates Israel, their former ally, because Israel executed 9 Turkish citizens in an act of piracy in 2010. Azerbaijan, the “secret base” for Israel can be taken by Iran is less than one day.
Afghanistan only allows Americans to continue because we are sharing drug revenue with key tribal chiefs who are allowing Karzai to continue to pretend being president. Afghanistan is, perhaps, the most divided nation on earth, with few nations designed to disintegrate quicker.
Pakistan, very similar in many ways, is facing the possible election of Imran Khan, who may be able to unite the country but who will immediately withdraw from all agreements with the US.
He has the strong support of the people, the army and China. He is also the most popular leader of the entire Islamic world.
Where does this leave things? The plotters plot. Key Saudi’s, Bahrain and Israel plot to hold the Gulf. Israel continues to control the Republican Party in the US and key members of the Democratic leadership though despised by the President and White House along with the military.
Thus, America is extremely divided.
What is certain is that the Bush policy in Central Asia is in shambles, crazy to begin with. Their policy for Eastern Europe puts the US at odds with Putin who recently returned to power, at a time when America is at its weakest since 1946.
While this is going on, from a financial and military standpoint, the “great powers” are dividing up Africa, searching for key resources that can represent “collateralization of currency” when hydrocarbons become worthless and the fiat currencies are no longer accepted.
This is a pipe dream.
Our prayers? We pray that the world forgets our transgressions, our arrogance, our debts, our defilement, our hubris, our slaughter and accepts the leadership we have never offered.
Here, at home, we offer an Obama second term, one with possible promise, only remotely possible, against the assurity of mob rule by an illiterate financial crook under the control of Israel. Few Americans know the difference.
Jeb Bush, representing the Colombian cartels, stands on the sidelines, as did his father when Bush was elected. 60 days after the Reagan election, a family friend pumped two bullets into the President.
Obama just cleaned out the Secret Service over a “whore” scandal.
Were a national system for expressing the political will of the American people to exist, Ron Paul might be running against himself. And so it goes….
Editing: Jim W. Dean
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.