Shhhh! It’s Top Secret: Fake News For Your Eyes Only

Shhhh! It’s Top Secret: Fake News For Your Eyes Only

by Mike Shedlock

The absurd hysteria over Russia continues today from yours and my favorite Russia-hysteria promotion site: the Washington Post.

Fake News For Your Eyes Only

Today’s joke of the day is an “exclusive” fake-news story from WaPo regarding Obama’s Secret Struggle to Punish Russia for Putin’s Election Assault.

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.


Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.


But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.


The material was so sensitive that CIA Director John Brennan kept it out of the President’s Daily Brief, concerned that even that restricted report’s distribution was too broad. The CIA package came with instructions that it be returned immediately after it was read. To guard against leaks, subsequent meetings in the Situation Room followed the same protocols as planning sessions for the Osama bin Laden raid.


Obama told Putin that “we knew what he was doing and [he] better stop or else,” according to a senior aide who subsequently spoke with Obama. Putin responded by demanding proof and accusing the United States of interfering in Russia’s internal affairs.


The Washington Post is withholding some details of the intelligence at the request of the U.S. government.

Detailed Timeline of Allegations

In its “exclusive” fake news article, WaPo provided a detailed timeline of every allegation. It provided zero proof of anything.

WaPo even mocked Wikileaks for demanding proof.


Shhhh! It’s TOP Secret

Putin demanded proof. None was offered. None exists.

Conveniently, WaPo is “withholding some details of the intelligence at the request of the U.S. government.”

Questions Abound

It would seem to me that an organization whose main purpose these days is to bring down the Trump administration would provide details to help that cause.

  1. Why is WaPo holding back publishing details that would be damaging to Trump?
  2. Did WaPo get its hands on a document given only to the president and three others, then immediately returned to the CIA? If so, how?
  3. Since the US meddles in elections, why should we be so outraged if other countries do the same?
  4. What right is it of the CIA to demand the president return documents to the CIA after the president reads them?
  5. Who is the CIA protecting?

Shhhh! It’s TOP Secret

Putin demanded proof. None was offered. None exists.

Question number five gets to the heart of the matter.

Who is the CIA Protecting?

Please consider the June 20, 2017, Foreign Policy Report 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup.

Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role in the 1953 coup that brought down Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh, fueling a surge of nationalism which culminated in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and poisoning U.S.-Iran relations into the 21st century.


In early 1951, amid great popular acclaim, Mossadegh nationalized Iran’s oil industry. A fuming United Kingdom began conspiring with U.S. intelligence services to overthrow Mossadegh and restore the monarchy under the shah.


The coup attempt began on August 15 but was swiftly thwarted. Mossadegh made dozens of arrests. Gen. Fazlollah Zahedi, a top conspirator, went into hiding, and the shah fled the country.


The CIA, believing the coup to have failed, called it off.


“Operation has been tried and failed and we should not participate in any operation against Mossadegh which could be traced back to US,” CIA headquarters wrote to its station chief in Iran in a newly declassified cable sent on Aug. 18, 1953. “Operations against Mossadegh should be discontinued.”


That is the cable which Kermit Roosevelt, top CIA officer in Iran, purportedly and famously ignored.

Believe the CIA? Really?

Anyone who routinely believes the liars and torturers at the CIA has mush for brains. When the CIA tells the truth, it is by accident.

Fake News Purveyors

The biggest purveyors of fake news on Russia are the Washington Post and CNN.

The Hill commented Obama official: We ‘choked’ on Russia response.

Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, complained the Russians were “playing this much bigger game which included elements like released hacked materials, political propaganda and propagating fake news, which they’d pursued in other countries.”

Bonus Questions

What did Wikileaks publish other than the truth? If that helped Trump, so what?

At least it was not a pack of CIA lies.

The ultimate irony in this never-ending fake news saga is the US has meddled in far more elections and in far worse ways than probing DNC servers even if Putin was personally involved.


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