On the occasion of Mother’s Day in Palestine, one Palestinian mother discusses how teaching tolerance is becoming more difficult as American policies sow more divisions and violence. By Dalal Erakat Raising kids in Palestine is exhausting — not just physically but also mentally. For as soon as kids become aware of the reality surrounding them, at around the age of three or four, every Palestinian mother must find explanations to help them comprehend what’s going on around them. [tmwinpost] Even a simple trip from the West Bank to Jerusalem requires a strategic plan, especially after Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem…
In secretly recorded conversations, Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, Alexander Nix, claimed he had met Trump “many times”, while another senior member of staff said the firm was behind the “defeat crooked Hillary” advertising campaign.
“We just put information into the bloodstream of the internet and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and again over time to watch it take shape,” said the executive. “And so this stuff infiltrates the online community, but with no branding, so it’s unattributable, untrackable.”
Caught on camera by an undercover team from Channel 4 News, Nix was also dismissive of Democrats on the House intelligence committee, who had questioned him over Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
Senior managers then appeared to suggest that in their work for US clients, there was planned division of work between official campaigns and unaffiliated “political action groups”.
This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel’s work.
A Russian chemist who helped develop the nerve agent used to poison a former Russian double agent says only the Russian Government could have carried out the attack.
The Skripal attack also appears to have been calculated for its domestic impact. It sends a chilling message to anyone from inside Russia’s spy agencies and bureaucracy thinking of cooperating with western intelligence. The message: that the state can mete out punishment at its own pleasure and in the most barbaric way. Oh, and your family might suffer too.
Moscow’s covert operation to support Trump during the 2016 US election was a large enterprise. It involved career intelligence officers, cyber-criminals and professional trolls. Only Putin and a few top officials know its full scope. But a wider group of individuals understand parts.
Anyone thinking of cooperating with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating collusion, will think twice.
you thought that i just made this for the club / no way i got this microphone to wake you up / and say that i can do just what i want right here / today and i don’t hear those sirens anyway / ok damn fools drunk on power dirty thieves, tiny cowards you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you say that you don’t like my attitude / it’s true i made its just for me and not for you / boo hoo you can cry until your face turns blue / you knew that i would be the one to watch you lose / woo hoo your back’s against the wall what will you do? doo doo i would join our gang if i were you / oo oo we always stick together like a glue / it’s true there are many more of us than you damn fools drunk on power dirty thieves, tiny cowards you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! bad apples are good for something when’re 6 feet underground x2 killer cops – lock em up the death machine – just lock it up all this violence – lock it up the rest of us have had enough hatred – lock it up populism – lock it up fuck corruption – lock it up enough bad apples are good for something when’re 6 feet underground x2 no! don’t need no bad apples no! won’t eat those bad apples
You probably haven’t heard of James Kolenich. You will.
Kolenich also called into question the estimated number of six million Jewish people killed during the Holocaust, and even if it actually happened.
He said he’s never been called a neo-Nazi before, and that he wouldn’t care if he was. “If being Christian is equated with being a neo-Nazi in this society, then that’s just how it has to be,” he said. “‘It’ (being a Nazi) is something that I would reject, all things being equal, but there’s nothing I can do about it in modern society.”
Kolenich said the Holocaust gets too much attention.
“You can’t call the Jew Holocaust into question, right?” said Kolenich. “How many millions, tens of millions of Russians were slaughtered during the Soviet Union… you never hear about it right? Don’t want to talk about it. Just the magic six million. So Christians really shouldn’t fall for that. The Holocaust is the execution, the crucifixion of Christ. The most important event in human history is His Resurrection, not, this Jewish Holocaust even if it did happen.”
Word has it that he is also working on a Death Star program – these people are not even from the same universe as the rest of us.
Shortly after the indictment was made public, RT and Sputnik News, the two largest Kremlin-funded news outlets in English, as well as the Kremlin itself, started a disinformation campaign. In their efforts, they published material, which followed a familiar pattern of dismissing, distracting, distorting, and denying allegations made in Mueller’s indictment.
The campaign was further amplified by elements of US fringe media, which spread Kremlin talking points to denounce Mueller’s investigation into the U.S. presidential election of 2016. The amplification does not necessarily signal command and control between groups spreading the same message but does perhaps signal overlapping objectives in messaging.