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    Post  Hole Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:55 pm

    The russian/chinese moon program isn´t about being first or second or fifth. They give a shit if the muricans can bring 3 or 4 "astronauts" there before them. Their plan is about building up a permanent present on the moon with much greater numbers, just like a base in Antarctica.

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    Post  andalusia Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:27 am

    I have for many years pondered whether supporters of these moves haven’t wondered if the “moral decline” they so go on about that started in the fifties and sixties isn’t the result of God turning his back on the nation that blasphemes his name by making it part of every transaction that destroys a family by infidelity with hookers, ruins a life being rolled up to consume drugs … and the list goes on.  Listening to those in my generation go one about the “good old days” it would seem that Moral America that many go on about, the America that defeated the Nazis blah, blah, blah existed only before it tarnished his name by making it integral to every weapons sale that started a war, every drug deal that ruined a life, and every bill slipped quietly back into one’s pocket when confronted by the homeless. I have always felt it was strange to put In God We Trust on our money because if a person really trusted in god to provide and care for them they wouldn’t need money.

    I have always wondered what Russians and others around the world think about this; the US has an economic and financial system that depends on debt and usury as well as it's support for the Dollar as the world's reserve currency.  It is ironic that if a nation tried to end their dependency on the dollar to improve the lives of its citizens that the US would use military force to stop it.  Another way of seeing it is the having the motto on the currency means that many Americans put more of their trust in money and wealth than anything.


    https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/05/16/communism-atheism-and-placing-in-god-we-trust-on-the-u-s-dollar/


    https://theconversation.com/the-complex-history-of-in-god-we-trust-91117

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2002/06/why-we-re-not-one-nation-under-god.html

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:43 am

    andalusia wrote:I have for many years pondered whether supporters of these moves haven’t wondered if the “moral decline” they so go on about that started in the fifties and sixties isn’t the result of God turning his back on the nation that blasphemes his name by making it part of every transaction that destroys a family by infidelity with hookers, ruins a life being rolled up to consume drugs … and the list goes on.  Listening to those in my generation go one about the “good old days” it would seem that Moral America that many go on about, the America that defeated the Nazis blah, blah, blah existed only before it tarnished his name by making it integral to every weapons sale that started a war, every drug deal that ruined a life, and every bill slipped quietly back into one’s pocket when confronted by the homeless. I have always felt it was strange to put In God We Trust on our money because if a person really trusted in god to provide and care for them they wouldn’t need money.

    I have always wondered what Russians and others around the world think about this; the US has an economic and financial system that depends on debt and usury as well as it's support for the Dollar as the world's reserve currency.  It is ironic that if a nation tried to end their dependency on the dollar to improve the lives of its citizens that the US would use military force to stop it.  Another way of seeing it is the having the motto on the currency means that many Americans put more of their trust in money and wealth than anything.


    https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/05/16/communism-atheism-and-placing-in-god-we-trust-on-the-u-s-dollar/


    https://theconversation.com/the-complex-history-of-in-god-we-trust-91117

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2002/06/why-we-re-not-one-nation-under-god.html

    The god they trust is money itself. Avarice. The technical name of their 'religion' is Monetarism.

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    Post  GarryB Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:48 am

    Truth and Justice used to be the American way.

    Now it is lies and revenge.

    The sales pitch always sounded great, but even the ones at the top don't even believe it any more... and are desperately clinging to... well it is worse in Russia or China... relying on the fact that their main audience has never been to either country and does not know if it is worse... they just assume it is true.
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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:04 am

    The god that the real American deciders worship is Mammon. And they never stop building the Tower of Babel trying to seize the
    commanding heights from God. The one that is not Mammon.

    I know, too flowery. But it fits. The exceptionalism, the self-anointed right to declare itself the guiding light of humanity and to decide
    for the world how to live and who to pay tribute to, the rotten hubris and chauvinism. The behaviour says it all.



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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:16 am

    The Times wrote that CIA director Gina Haspel showed Trump pictures of British children sickened, as well as ducks killed, by a Russian Novichok attack. It turns out there were no such sick children or dead ducks, and Haspel didn’t show such pictures:

    https://taibbi.substack.com/p/aaugh-a-brief-list-of-official-russia

    https://twitter.com/mtaibbi/status/1372705241116901376

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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:03 am

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-what-do-about-it

    Even though I post links to the ZeroHedge, I don't subscribe to a lot of the chest thumping excrement.

    The above is an example. Really thick and rich for any yanqui to attack China for wanting to "rule the world and the
    near univers". GTFO. America is clearly number 1 in this regard.

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    I am starting to develop issues with Russia.

    You guys are not sending your best, unless this is some sort of psyop to hollow out the enemy by dumping the mentally ill on foreign soil

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    Post  lyle6 Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:22 pm

    Loons acting as carriers for mind viruses were the WMDs before nukes. Masha is just part of the the Russian second wave strikes after getting first striked with Lenin by the West.

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    The murderous history of USAID, the US Government agency behind Cuba's fake Twitter clone
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    “In a number of countries, including Venezuela and Bolivia, USAID is acting more as an agency involved in covert action, like the CIA, than as an aid or development agency.” —Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research

    Last week, we learned from the Associated Press that USAID (United States Agency for International Development) — the government agency which manages billions in overseas “humanitarian” aid programs — plotted to overthrow Cuba’s communist regime via a covertly-funded fake Twitter platform.

    The idea was to get Cuba’s youth to sign up for ZunZuneo (Cuban slang for the sound hummingbirds make—get it?) without anyone knowing about USAID’s involvement, get the kids hooked on pointless tweeting, collect all sorts of data on the users, and then rile them into an anti-regime rage — a “Cuban Spring” revolution.

    Presumably the US government had been studying Twitter’s ability to supercharge its users with outrage vapors here in the Free World, where legions of credulous idiots spend their waking hours chasing the outrage dragon. It was only a matter of time before some DC spooks and Northern Virginia contractors would see the angles.

    Of course, the ZunZuneo plan failed. ZunZuneo collapsed, a bunch of money went missing (likely into the coffers of the Castro regime’s state-controlled telecoms firm, or so they say), and the Communist Cuban menace still threatens the Free World’s slick underbelly.

    What really seems to be weirding people out here is the shock realization that USAID — the nice, humanitarian, democracy-promoting arm of American idealism — also engages in sleazy regime-change and subversion. The sorts of nefarious covert activities folks normally associate with the CIA.

    Not that this is news to PandoDaily readers, of course: Earlier this year, we broke the story about USAID co-investing with Omidyar Network in Ukraine NGOs that organized and led the Maidan revolution in Kiev, resulting in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych. That revolution hasn’t turned out so well — thanks to the “success” of the USAID-Omidyar-funded revolution, there’s talk of the West going to war with nuclear-armed Russia, Ukraine is losing entire chunks of territory like the proverbial leper on a waterslide, Kiev is run by a coalition of costume-party fascists and a handful of billionaire Mafia dons—and Vladimir Putin has never been more popular, or more tyrannical.

    Given USAID’s “success” in Ukraine, perhaps we should be thankful that ZunZuneo failed as miserably and comically as it did.

    For me, there wasn’t anything all that surprising about the recent USAID revelations. I spent over a decade in Russia and the former Soviet Union, and witnessed for myself the good, bad and ugly that USAID funded—mostly the bad and the ugly. I assumed that most reporters already understood what USAID gets up to overseas,  often alongside private nonprofits like those run by Soros, Gates, Rockefeller, Ford and more recently, Omidyar.

    The truth is, USAID’s role in a covert ops and subversion should be common knowledge—it’s not like the record is that hard to find. Either USAID has developed those Men In Black memory-zappers, or else—maybe we don’t want to remember.

    This selective amnesia doesn’t do anyone else any good however, so I figured it might be useful to offer a brief look back at some of USAID’s darkest, ugliest moments. It's important to note that not everything USAID does is patently evil — in fact, there are many programs that could even be described as good. But USAID, as with any agency of American power, is fully capable of and will continue to be an instrument of geopolitical and corporate force.

    As Big Tech becomes increasingly intertwined with USAID’s missions around the world — particularly as USAID’s programs and language merge with the lexicon and interests of Silicon Valley (such as "Global Development Lab," USAID's new "DARPA-like" research arm) — now’s a good time to refresh our memories about USAID’s dark past.

    I should warn you: some of what follows is horrifying.

    1. Dan Mitrione and The Office of Public Safety (OPS):
    “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount to achieve the desired effect.” —Dan Mitrione, USAID official

    Of the many dark-red blotches in USAID’s record, none compares to the agency’s Office of Public Safety (OPS) program — and its most notorious official, Dan Mitrione.

    Brief background: After the end of World War Two, America emerged as the de facto inheritor of the Europeans’ empires, a role America quickly grew to enjoy. The Marshall Plan offered an imperial blueprint on how America’s dominant wealth and aid could manipulate the internal political futures of our Allies like France and Italy, where American aid was key in keeping Communists from taking power.

    USAID grew out of programs like the Marshall Plan, but the agency itself wasn’t established until 1961 under President Kennedy. Under Kennedy’s reorganization, a police training program set up under President Eisenhower, the Office of Public Safety (OPS), was placed under USAID’s authority. The OPS had been set up in 1957 to train friendly overseas police forces how to be more professional, more democratic, less corrupt, more like us — but in reality, the OPS was essentially a CIA proxy, headed by an agent named Byron Engle, its ranks covertly sprinkled with CIA spooks in hotspots across the globe.

    Former New York Times correspondent A. J. Langguth wrote that the “the two primary functions” of the USAID police training program were to allow the CIA to “plant men with local police in sensitive places around the world,” and to bring to the United States “prime candidates for enrollment as CIA employees.” [“Police Program is Called CIA Cover,” New York Times, May 7, 1978]

    Dan Mitrione wasn’t a CIA man himself. Mitrione was a small-town cop and a family man from Richmond, Indiana, who joined the FBI, and was sent to Brazil in the early 1960s under USAID’s Office of Public Safety to train the fledging democratic government’s police force. A few years later, in 1964, a US-backed coup overthrew Brazil’s democratically-elected president Joao Goulart, and installed a right-wing military dictatorship that ruled for the next two decades, with largesse from USAID’s coffers, and vital training and equipment supplied by USAID officials like Mitrione.

    By the end of the 1960s, when Mitrione left for Uruguay, USAID had trained over 100,000 of Brazil’s police in the dark arts of rule-by-terror; another 600 Brazilian police were brought to the US for special USAID training in explosives and interrogation techniques.

    Brazil’s military dictatorship murdered or disappeared hundreds of dissidents, and tortured and jailed thousands more. Among those tortured: a Marxist student named Dilma Rousseff, arrested in 1970 and subjected to beatings to her face that distorted her dental ridge, and electrical shocks from car batteries, resulting in the hemorrhaging of her uterus. Today, Rousseff is Brazil's president — and she's not too happy about the NSA tapping her phones.

    The junta also murdered one ex-president in a staged car accident in 1976. Another ex-president who allegedly died of a heart attack in 1978 is now believed to have been poisoned.

    With Brazil successfully pacified, in 1969 Dan Mitrione was transferred to a new hotspot: Uruguay, which was reeling under the increasingly popular left-wing Tupamaro rebels. After taking his post as the new head of USAID's police training mission in Uruguay, Mitrione secured a house in the capital Montevideo, and personally soundproofed the cellar. Mitrione thoroughly tested the sound-proofing by blasting Hawaiian music from a stereo in the cellar, and standing out on the street to listen; and later, by having one of his trainees fire a pistol inside his soundproofed cellar while Mitrione stood at different points on his neighborhood street.
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    Once satisfied, Mitrione began teaching human anatomy and the human nervous system to the elite Uruguayan police officials hand-picked by USAID for counter-insurgency training in America. Then — according to a CIA double-agent secretly working for Cuba, Manuel Hevia, and corroborated by journalist A. J. Langguth — Mitrione began performing gruesome live torture demonstrations on homeless beggars plucked off the streets of Montevideo. Four of Mitrione's human guinea pigs were tortured to death, including one woman — according to Hevia, testing on street beggars was something Mitrione learned to do while training Brazil's police.

    In Langguth's book about Mitrione and USAID's torture programs, "Hidden Terrors," he quotes Hevia's eyewitness account of Mitrione's live torture demonstrations:
    "As subjects for the first testing, they took beggars, known in Uruguay as bichicones, from the outskirts of Montevideo, along with a woman from the border with Brazil. There was no interrogation, only a demonstration of the different voltages on the different parts of the human body, together with the uses of a drug to induce vomiting — I don't know why or for what — and another chemical substance.
    "The four of them died."

    Mitrione taught local police specialized forms of electroshock torture, introducing wires so thin they could fit between the teeth and gums. He also demonstrated drugs that induced violent vomiting fits, and advised on psychological tortures, such as playing tapes of a woman and child screaming in a room next to the interrogation room, and telling the detainee those are his wife and child. And it was all done under the aegis of USAID.

    Hevia eventually wrote about his experiences with the CIA, and gave few interviews about his experience serving as a Cuban double-agent inside the CIA, an assignment that brought him face to face working with Mitrione. In a 1978 New York Times article, Hevia is quoted saying,
    “If you ask me whether any American official participated in torture, I’d say yes, Dan Mitrione participated. If you ask me whether there were interrogations, I’d say no, because the unfortunate beggars who were being tortured had no way of answering because they were asked no questions. They were merely guinea pigs to show the effect of electric shock on different parts of the human body.”

    Hevia made a point of not blaming Mitrione, who was “only carrying out policy.” But Hevia was clearly bothered by Mitrione’s cold, technocratic approach:
    “The special horror of the course was its academic, almost clinical atmosphere. Mitrione was a perfectionist. He was coldly efficient, he insisted on economy of effort....A premature death, he would say, meant that the technique failed.”

    In 1979, the Times’ A. J. Langguth, who had resisted believing witnesses’ testimony about Mitrione’s torture sessions until then, described in a wrenching Times article, "Torture's Teachers," how he was finally forced to accept the awful truth after he was able to corroborate Manuel Hevia’s story:
    We can read the accusations, even examine the evidence and find it irrefutable. But, in our hearts, we cannot believe that Americans have gone abroad to spread the use of torture.
    Mr. Mitrione has become notorious throughout Latin America. But few men ever had the chance to sit with him and discuss his rationale for torture. Mr. Hevia had once.
    Now, reading Mr. Hevia’s version, which I believe to be accurate, I see that I too had resisted acknowledging how drastically a man’s career can deform him. I was aware that Mr. Mitrione knew of the tortures and condoned them. That was bad enough. I could not believe even worse of a family man. A Midwesterner. An American.

    Langguth — today professor emeritus at USC’s Annenberg J-school — quotes directly from Mitrione’s own words:
    “When you receive a subject, the first thing to do is determine his physical state, his degree of resistance, through a medical examination. A premature death means a failure by the technician.
    “Another important thing to know is exactly how far you can go given the political situation and the personality of the prisoner. It is very important to know beforehand whether we have the luxury of letting the subject die . . .
    “Before all else, you must be efficient. You must cause only the damage that is strictly necessary, not a bit more. We must control our tempers in any case. You have to act with the efficiency and cleanliness of a surgeon and with the perfection of an artist . . .”

    Mitrione took over the USAID police training program in Uruguay in 1969, and within months, the country was racked by allegations of widespread torture and police abuses. In 1970, Uruguay’s Senate opened an investigation and heard testimony from tortured men and women who’d been subjected to electrocutions, genital mutilation and psychological torture.

    As things heated up in 1970, Hevia was recalled back to Havana to end his years working as a Cuban mole inside the CIA. Before leaving Uruguay, Hevia had one final meeting with Mitrione:
    “The last time I talked to Mitrione was in his home one evening over drinks. He said that he considered interrogation to be a complex art. First you have to soften up the detainee with blows and the usual abuse. The objective was to humiliate the victim, separating him from reality, making him feel defenseless. No questions, just blows and insults. Then just silent blows.”

    In August 1970, Tupamaro rebels kidnapped Mitrione and demanded the release of 150 Tupamaro rebels in exchange for freeing him. Publicly, the Nixon Administration’s position was not to negotiate with terrorists. Ten days after Mitrione was kidnapped, his dead body was discovered in the trunk of a car.

    Recently declassified cables show that behind the scenes, the Nixon Administration pushed hard to free Mitrione, not through negotiation, but through threats of terror. Nixon's people pushed their Uruguayan counterparts to threaten to kill not only the Tupamaros prisoners in their custody, but also to hunt down the prisoners' relatives and kill them too. As reported in the National Security Archives, after Mitrione’s body was discovered, Uruguayan authorities did exactly as Nixon’s people demanded:
    The nine documents posted today by the National Security Archive contain evidence that the Government of Uruguay unleashed death squads activity in the wake of Mitrione’s execution, and that the United States was aware of these extra-judicial operations.

    2. Other Offices of Public Safety (OPS’s)
    “At one time, many AID field offices were infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people. The idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas, government, volunteer, religious, every kind.” —John Gilligan, director of USAID under Jimmy Carter [quoted in William Blum’s book “Killing Hope”]

    Multiply Dan Mitrione’s story by all the other Dan Mitrione’s working in all the other USAID Offices of Public Safety that we rarely hear about, and you start to get a sense of how small USAID’s failed Twitter revolution in Cuba is by the agency's standards.

    A few more examples of other USAID police training ventures through the Office of Public Safety:

    — The Vietnam War: USAID trained police and ran civilian jails. USAID also participated in the “soft” side of the Phoenix Program — funding the failed “Land to the Tillers” program granting peasants small plots of land, a program that has a poor track record, but serves some important foreign policy/propaganda purpose every time it’s rolled out because it remains one of the most enduring boondoggles in the USAID kit.

    -- Laos: In 1967, USAID Co-funded with the CIA a suspected private opium airliner, Xieng Khouang Air Transport. Later, as the CIA-backed Hmong were under attack from Lao Marxist rebels and North Vietnamese forces, USAID forcibly resettled Hmong families in the line of their advance to protect the pro-US government in Vientaine. According to Albert McCoy’s classic investigative book, “The Politics of Heroin,”
    “Knowing that the Hmong fought better when their families were threatened, USAID ... seemed intent on keeping them in the area for a final, bloody stand against the North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao...Since USAID decided where the rice was dropped, the Hmong had no choice but to stand and fight.”

    —Guatemala: By 1970, USAID trained over 30,000 Guatemalan police to suppress local leftists, according to William Blum’s book “Killing Hope.” Just over a decade later, Guatemalan death squads under US-backed dictator Rios Montt unleashed a genocide on the Mayan peasants.

    According to Victoria Sanford's "Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala," USAID programs supported the death squads as they carried out the genocide:
    Though the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) claimed complete dissociation from the army’s security operations (which were veiled in development language) in fact AID provided several million dollars to the army’s rural security.
    ...During the Guatemalan army’s successive campaigns of genocide against the Maya, international aid continued to flow into Guatemala. Whether by design or through willful ignorance, U.S. AID, U.S. Food for Peace, UN WFP, private voluntary organizations (now called NGOs—nongovernmental organizations), and the countries of Israel and Taiwan provided financial, technical, and material support to the Guatemalan army
    .

    —El Salvador: According to NYU historian Greg Grandin, in El Salvador, where 75,000 were killed between 1979 and 1992
    n the early 1960s agents from the State Department, Green Berets, CIA, and USAID organized two paramilitary groups that would become the backbone of that country’s death squad system.”


    In the brief window between Watergate and the Church Committee, Democratic Sen. James Abourezk managed to shut USAID’s police training program down. Which meant that from then on, USAID would have to be a tad more subtle.

    3. Haiti:

    After populist left-wing candidate Jean-Bertrand Aristide won the first democratic elections in Haiti in 1990, USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy began pouring funds into opposition groups opposed to Aristide. Noam Chomsky writes:

    Aid for “democracy promotion” sharply increased, directed to antigovernment, probusiness groups, mainly through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), also the National Endowment for Democracy and AIFLD (the AFL-CIO affiliate with a notorious antilabor record throughout the Third World). One of the closest observers of Haiti, Amy Wilentz, wrote that USAID’s huge “Democracy Enhancement” project was “specifically designed to fund those sectors of the Haitian political spectrum where opposition to the Aristide government could be encouraged.”


    A few months later, in 1991, Aristide was overthrown in a coup.

    4. Peru mass-sterilization:

    In the early 1990s, Alberto Fujimori won Peru’s presidency, and quickly imposed harsh shock therapy measures that impoverished millions. Peru’s impoverished masses weren’t responding to shock therapy the way Fujimori and the neoliberal consensus thought they should. So Fujimori — currently in prison for crimes against humanity — decided the only way to cut poverty among the indigenous population was to cut the number of poor indigenous people. Literally.

    Between 1996-98, the Fujimori regime forcibly mass-sterilized some 300,000 women, mostly indigenous peoples in the Andes and Amazon regions.  Fujimori’s mass forced-sterilization program is one of only two such national programs known since the end of World War Two. And yes, it received enthusiastic funding from USAID, which donated $35 million to the program.

    5. Russia:

    There were many ways to transform Russia in the 1990s, but thanks to funding from USAID, the path chosen was the most brutal and disastrous of all: Shock therapy, mass privatization, and the mass impoverishment of 150 million people. As Janine Wedel and my former eXile partner Matt Taibbi documented, USAID funding and support empowered a single “clan” from St. Petersburg led by Anatoly Chubais, who oversaw the complete destruction of Russia’s social welfare system, and the handing over of lucrative assets to a tiny handful of oligarchs.

    Under Chubais’ stewardship, Russia’s economic output declined some 60% in the 1990s, while the average Russian male life expectancy plummeted from 68 years to 56 years. Russia’s population went into a freefall, Russia’s worst death-to-birth ratio at any time in the 20th Century — which is amazing when you think that USAID’s privatization program had to compete with the ravages Hitler, Dzerzhinsky and Stalin wreaked on Russia.

    USAID funded Chubais through public-private organizations and a Harvard program that was so patently corrupt, Harvard and its program directors including economist Andrei Shleifer were sued by the US Department of Justice for "conspiring to defraud" the US government (not to mention Russians). USAID also paid public relations giant Burson-Marsteller to sell the disastrous voucher program to the Russian public, in a mass media advertising blitz that promoted Chubais’ political party on the eve of parliamentary elections. It was this USAID funded privatization, and the USAID-backed Russia “democrats,” which soured Russians on market capitalism and democracy (renamed “dermokratsia” or “shitocracy” in Russian).

    Since Putin came to power and American influence waned, USAID and other privately-funded NGOs have focused on exposing widespread corruption and election fraud—areas that were of little interest to the same aid groups in the Yeltsin era.

    6. Palestine:

    In 2006, the Washington Post revealed a covert $2 million USAID propaganda effort to help the “moderate” Palestinian Authority’s election bid against Hamas:

    The approximately $2 million program is being led by a division of the U.S. Agency for International Development. But no U.S. government logos appear with the projects or events being undertaken as part of the campaign, which bears no evidence of U.S. involvement and does not fall within the definitions of traditional development work.
    U.S. officials say their low profile is meant to ensure that the Palestinian Authority receives public credit for a collection of small, popular projects and events to be unveiled before Palestinians select their first parliament in a decade. Internal documents outlining the program describe the effort as "a temporary paradigm shift" in the way the aid agency operates. The plan was designed with the help of a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer who worked in postwar Afghanistan on democracy-building projects.


    Yes, just another “temporary paradigm shift.” Because as we know, under normal circumstances, USAID would never, ever act so secretively. That’s not what USAID is about. Just ask the users of ZunZuneo.

    [illustration by Brad Jonas for Pando]

    https://pando.com/2014/04/08/the-murderous-history-of-usaid-the-us-government-agency-behind-cubas-fake-twitter-clone/

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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:02 pm

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    I am starting to develop issues with Russia.

    You guys are not sending your best, unless this is some sort of psyop to hollow out the enemy by dumping the mentally ill on foreign soil

    Masha only speaks for her tribe and it ain't Russian. I hate posers.

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    Post  PhSt Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:11 pm

    NATzO Dogs won't let a day pass without barking their usual propaganda BS Rolling Eyes


    US Secretary of State Blinken Accuses Russia of Disinformation and Eroding Trust on Vaccines

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused Russia of spreading disinformation about vaccines and eroding trust in anti-COVID drugs.

    Delivering remarks after consultations with NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, Blinken outlined threats facing the bloc, including non-military ones.

    “These include the use of disinformation campaigns and weaponised corruption to fuel distrust on our democracies, and cyber attacks that target our critical infrastructure and steal intellectual property - from China’s blatant economic coercion of Australia to Russia’s use of disinformation to erode confidence in elections and in safe effective vaccines”, Blinken stated.

    The top diplomat and NATO officials earlier in the day discussed Russia, agreeing that the alliance would engage with Moscow to advance their interests, including on arms control agreements, but would "hold Russia to account for its reckless and adversarial actions".


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    Post  miketheterrible Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:12 pm

    Hmm. I find that funny. Seeing as how NATO and US went on a tirade calling Sputnik fake and what not. And they openly did it too.

    I have difficulty believing people actually believe this BS.

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    Post  The_Observer Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:22 am

    Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to “weaken Russia,” leaked docs reveal

    New leaked documents show Reuters’ and the BBC’s involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect “attitudinal change” and “weaken the Russian state’s influence,” alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat.

    The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents.

    The leaked materials show the Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action participating in a covert information warfare campaign aimed at countering Russia. Working through a shadowy department within the UK FCO known as the Counter Disinformation & Media Development (CDMD), the media organizations operated alongside a collection of intelligence contractors in a secret entity known simply as “the Consortium.”

    Through training programs of Russian journalists overseen by Reuters, the British Foreign Office sought to produce an “attitudinal change in the participants,” promoting a “positive impact” on their “perception of the UK.”

    “These revelations show that when MPs were railing about Russia, British agents were using the BBC and Reuters to deploy precisely the same tactics that politicians and media commentators were accusing Russia of using,” Chris Williamson, a former UK Labour MP who attempted to apply public scrutiny to the CDMD’s covert activities and was stonewalled on national security grounds, told The Grayzone.

    https://thegrayzone.com/2021/02/20/reuters-bbc-uk-foreign-office-russian-media/

    These leaked documents clearly expose these media hypocrites.  I wonder if Kremlin will have an official reaction.

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    Post  kvs Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:04 am

    And these worms bitch and moan about some websites critical of Pfizer being "KGB" operations.

    But that is consistent. These worms want to rule the world, so anybody and anything hindering their ambitions is
    an automatic enemy.

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    Post  The_Observer Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:23 am

    kvs wrote:And these worms bitch and moan about some websites critical of Pfizer being "KGB" operations.

    But that is consistent.  These worms want to rule the world, so anybody and anything hindering their ambitions is
    an automatic enemy.  


    This bit:
    The new documents provide critical background on the role of NATO member states like the UK in influencing the color revolution-style protests waged in Belarus in 2020, and raise unsettling questions about the intrigue and unrest surrounding jailed Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

    Not surprising at all.

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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 am

    from China’s blatant economic coercion of Australia

    More so, the west swinging the sanctions stick is economic coercion, but when they do that they say they are the customer and they have the right to choose to buy from countries that are ethical and don't abuse others... why can't China do the same?

    Australia has been bad mouthing China for quite some time... did they think China would keep buying their products and take this verbal abuse at the same time?

    There are lots of other countries that can supply China what it wants and wont criticise China for the things it does within its own borders.

    Funny how western countries criticise Russia or China or Iran etc etc, but never criticise each other when they clearly breach their own ethical rules.

    Almost as if ethics and morals are used to punish enemies and rivals so they can speak with moral superiority, rather than any actual feeling either way regarding the situation at hand.
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    Post  AlfaT8 Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:39 pm

    Not sure where to put this, but i am getting some serious vibe of Progressives trying to use Russia as some model for their multi-cultural utopia.
    Maybe i am just being paranoid.
    Thoughts?

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    Post  Backman Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:09 pm

    ^:Russia has many people's. But the difference is being Russian takes precedent over it all. Unlike the west which promotes putting your ethnicity or religion above country. They don't even want to recognize country. Western countries have no identity now. That is not the case in Russia.

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    Post  kvs Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:33 pm

    I was being spammed to that video by YouTube so I assumed it was more propaganda and did not bother watching it.

    I can ask the same question about Canada. Why did Canada get so big. It does not have the length of history of Russia
    and it has a much smaller population. There are 4 people per square km in Canada. There are 8.82 people per square
    km in Russia.

    Might have something to do with consisting mostly of sub-Arctic real estate consisting of permafrost and other land which
    is basically useless for agriculture. Russia expanded into northern Asia because it was not occupied by countries like Europe.
    There were aboriginal ethnic groups there, but that is the same as with Canada.

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    Post  kvs Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:39 pm

    Backman wrote:^:Russia has many people's. But the difference is being Russian takes precedent over it all. Unlike the west which promotes putting your ethnicity or religion above country. They don't even want to recognize country. Western countries have no identity now. That is not the case in Russia.

    There are two distinct "Russians" in the Russian language: Ruskiy and Rossiyanin. The former is the ethnic name, the latter is the general
    name for any resident of Russia. In Russian, "Russia" refers to the latter and not the former. The Russian concept of Russia is not ethno-nationalist.
    That is why there was the term "Czar of all the Russias". It has been a multi-ethnic state since its formation. European countries typically are
    ethnic identity based even if that is not 100%. So France is the land of the French and Germany is the land of the Germans. But the UK is
    the union of the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish. So it is not a typical European country.

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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:50 pm



    https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-378

    Hilarious. The US General Accounting Office has discovered that the US lacks key technologies for hypersonic
    weapons systems. Recall how Bolton claimed that Russia stole precious yanqui hypersonic tech. Given the reality,
    in it is "highly likely" that the USA itself does the steal of Russian tech. Putin's house cleaning and consolidation
    of security services function must have put a serious crimp into their thieving.

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    Post  LMFS Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:43 pm

    It was after their participation in Kholod program that the yankees started flying their X-43. It is actually them who got kickstarted with the help of Russian technology, and not the other way around

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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:06 pm

    LMFS wrote:It was after their participation in Kholod program that the yankees started flying their X-43. It is actually them who got kickstarted with the help of Russian technology, and not the other way around

    The Itanium VLIW from Intel looks like it was an attempt to rip off the Elbrus after Soviet hardware engineers left to work in the west in the 1990s.
    But Intel failed to deliver the compiler that was good enough to really use this architecture. Unlike general purpose x86 type CPUs, the optimization
    of the instruction stream is done in software. People think software is nothing, but it actually can be more challenging than hardware. Russia's
    VLIW code tools are top of the world. They actually have binary translators that can run x86 programs on the Elbrus faster than any emulation out
    there. This reflects the fact that Elbrus development software has been dealing with microcode level optimization for a long time. This is not a
    focus of the usual compiler designs that target higher level optimization.

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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:55 am

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/blinken-blasts-baseless-china-sanctions-us-officials-meant-intimidate-silence

    Excellent post in the thread:

    Shemp 4 Victory


       
    Pretty stupid reaction from China. US obviously use muslim card to hinder eurasian integration of china with muslim countries

    It's actually a pretty good reaction if you consider it from outside of an Anglo-American point of view. The only ones who believe the whole slave labor/concentration camp/genocide myths are US citizens and people in European vassals of the US.

    People in other countries are well aware of US lies and duplicity when it comes to "liberation" and "spreading democracy". The US chooses a false narrative and keeps hammering it no matter how ridiculous it sounds. It was used with Saddam's imaginary WMDs, Assad's imaginary chemical attacks and weekly destruction of The Last Hospital In Aleppo®, Russia's imaginary invasion of the Ukraine, the fake poisoning of the Skripals, and Navalny's Novichok underpants.

    What is really happening in Xinjiang with the Uighurs has been documented. The Chinese had to do something about the growing number of terrorist attacks.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27502652

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/china-damage-control-terror-attacks-xinjiang

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/china-s-terror-problem-worsens-uighurs-stage-first-suicide-bombing-n98696

    They found that the attacks were being carried out by uneducated, illiterate, and easily influenced young people. Their long term solution was education, not repression. They learn to read and write both Chinese and Arabic, are instructed by local Imams, and are given occupational training. And it has been working.

    Take 8 and a half minutes to look for yourself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCtY68_QA0g

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