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John Chuckman



Please, as Americans used to say, this story is phonier than a three-dollar bill.

This man is doing precisely what CIA people (even former ones who like to keep their pensions and benefits flowing) always, always do: he is deliberately spreading disinformation about matters with which CIA is involved.

I’m sorry The Independent judges it as worthy of repeating. In doing so, The Independent just becomes part of what another former CIA agent once truthfully termed, with great glee, the keys of his mighty Wurlitzer Organ at which he regularly sat to “put stories out there.”

In some genuine news today, Donald Trump made the following statement.

“Hillary Clinton and President Obama bear the direct responsibility of destabilizing the Middle East, having let ISIS take firm hold in Iraq, Libya and Syria, not to mention their allowing Americans to be slaughtered at Benghazi.”

There were no truer words spoken anywhere in weeks.

The very fact that Trump understands this and is willing to address it is why he is so hated by the American establishment and its servants, the press, including pretty clearly the British press.

The American establishment has been married to the neo-con wars for 15 years.

Something on the order of 2 million having been killed in this vicious rampage – Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and others – and many, many millions driven from their homes to become refugees.

It is directly responsible for what we call international terror, as young men – as young men everywhere always do when confronted by such hideous events against their own kind – fight to defend or to seek revenge.

And it is directly responsible for the ruined lives of refugees and the near-destabilization of Europe.

This is, in fact, the great horror story of the decade, and the mainline press pretty well ignores it except for reprinting uninformative Pentagon or CIA press releases.

And Hillary Clinton, quite active in a good deal of this bloodshed, is the candidate of the American establishment and its neo-con advocates for war and extrajudicial killing because she is ready and willing to carry right on.

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