Washington Post-CIA Connections Destroy Post’s “Election-Hack” Claim

russia hacking daily dotBy Jon Rappoport

“The CIA says” is never a great way to start a sentence. But that’s the basis of the latest charge that Russia hacked the US presidential election.

Members of Congress have now been secretly briefed by the CIA on “the Russian affair,” and media, led by the Washington Post, are running with the story that Russia influenced the US election on the side of Trump.

Until and unless the denizens of Langley decide to show specific and convincing evidence for their claim, this is disinformation.

It’s easy to assemble a circumstantial case. But each case has to be judged on its own merits, and the devil is in the details. If we aren’t privy to those details in the “Russian affair,” no judgement is possible. Of course, major media outlets don’t seem bothered by that. They’re happy to cite the CIA as an authority—conveniently ignoring the fact that people in the intelligence field are taught to lie. It’s their stock in trade.

You might remember the Washington Post’s role in defaming and destroying Gary Webb, who, in 1996, published a series of articles in the Mercury News about the CIA seeding black Los Angeles neighborhoods with crack cocaine. The Post basically asked the CIA whether the charge was true, and when the Agency denied it, the Post attacked Webb as a “fake news” reporter. The same Washington Post is now leading the campaign to tie the Russian government to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. And the Post, once again, is using unproven statements from the CIA to back up their claim.

I could go on and on about the Post and its historic CIA ties. But now, right now, the owner of the Post is Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon. And Amazon has a $600 million contract to provide the CIA cloud computing services (more here and here).

Boom.

Ordinarily, that would be called a fatal conflict of interest, whenever the Post opens up its yap about the CIA in any context.

However, mainstream news outlets, the very big ones, don’t go around criticizing each other’s ownerships; so the Bezos-CIA relationship is conveniently ignored and left “in the past.”

An honest lead paragraph on the current Russia-CIA-Trump allegations in the Post, however, would start this way:

“Our paper is owned by Jeff Bezos, and Jeff is making $600 million to provide the CIA with computing services, so take everything below with a grain of salt the size of Langley.”

Going one step further, Amazon and the CIA are both in the data-collecting business. What are the chances that Amazon, in the interest of “national security,” has been sharing its massive customer data with the CIA and other US intelligence agencies?

This should lead to another conflict-of-interest statement from the Washington Post: “As you read any article in our paper, keep in mind that our owner may be data-mining you and passing the information to the CIA. Have a nice day.”

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Am I being too hard on Amazon? Do they have the basic guts to stand up to the intelligence community and resist its demands? Here is what author Norman Solomon had to say about that in 2014 (Huffington Post):

“Amazon’s trajectory into the CIA’s spooky arms may be a bit more than just corporate eagerness to land a lucrative contract. In late 2010 — amid intense public interest in documents that WikiLeaks was posting to illuminate U.S. actions overseas — Amazon took a notable step. As the Guardian reported at the time, Amazon ‘pulled the plug on hosting the whistleblowing website in reaction to heavy political pressure.’

“It didn’t take much for Amazon to cave. ‘The company announced it was cutting WikiLeaks off … only 24 hours after being contacted by the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate’s committee on homeland security,’ the Guardian noted.”

Let’s see. In 2010, Amazon cuts off WikiLeaks, proving its willingness to cave to the intelligence community.

In 2013, Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, buys the Washington Post.

In 2016, during the presidential campaign, WikiLeaks releases tons of email data exposing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and associated players.

In 2016, after Clinton loses, the CIA—now Amazon’s business partner, and by extension, the Washington Post’s business partner—tells the Post that Russia influenced the election on behalf of Trump, and also implies/asserts that Russian hackers supplied Wikileaks with those tons of email data…

And the Washington Post accepts what its business partner, the CIA, is saying at face value and then leads the charge to blame Russia for handing the election to Trump.

The Post doubles down and absurdly accuses numerous sites and blogs of being a) “fake” and b) conscious or unconscious dupes of the Russian government.

A nice neat package.

Who exactly is the fake news outlet?

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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5 Comments on "Washington Post-CIA Connections Destroy Post’s “Election-Hack” Claim"

  1. Herbert Dorsey | December 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm | Reply

    The CIA is the source of most Fake News. This has been so ever since Frank Wisner dreamed up Project Mockingbird in the 1950s. The book, “The Secret History of the New World Order” thoroughly documents that the CIA colluded with the major news media outlets in the U.S. and elsewhere to run CIA concocted “news” stories that would further the CIA’s own covert geopolitical agendas, as part of this Operation Mockingbird.

    The “weapons of mass destruction” story was planted in the news media by the CIA to justify the invasion of Iraq, as an example of Project Mockingbird in action. Anyone that accepts news from these sources at face value after that fiasco needs to have their heads examined.

    Frank Wisner was part of the elite Washington D.C. circle back then when he was running covert operations at CIA. A similar elite circle exists today in D.C. that controlled the DNC’S fraudulent recent election that threw the nomination to Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders. This circle has intimate relations with the
    CIA. The “Russia hacked the U.S. election” story is just another Project Mockingbird operation to deflect public anger away from the fraudulent DNC actions and towards Russia.

    Trump is smart enough to not take the CIA intelligence briefings at face value either.

  2. I would hate to be in Bezo’s position. Imagine having tons of money and power and approached by the CIA to do stuff. What are you going to do? Say no fkn way? You’ve made it this far and don’t want to be dead now. So many of these wealthy people become puppets of those with the power of death. That is why Trump gets my ultimate respect. He says – FU – and stands up to them – at least to some degree. It is just disgusting how the Bushes and Clintons and others can use their money for evil purposes when life could be so much better for so many had they had integrity.

  3. Comey and Lynch need to step down. They are shown them selves to be incompetent.
    Operation Mocking bird has been outed and the CIA is simply another tool of the swamp.
    DRAIN the SWAMP.

  4. George Reichel | December 13, 2016 at 9:01 am | Reply

    It’s true, a foreign government has influenced this election, for both Trump and Clinton. That government is not Russia.

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