Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fake News & False Flags: US Paid 660 Million Dollars For Propaganda

This expose is getting very little coverage. This morning, according to Google, there were just 42 articles on this scandal. ( As of 9:12 EST am the  article count is up to 46
Not one main stream! No CNN, NBC, CBS, BBC, ABC. CBC, PBS, Guardian etc.,

Why would the media be avoiding this like the plague?
Because they are  completely complicit. Fully aware and participatory in the dissemination of this fake news/false flag propaganda.

I've assembled information from three sources

1st: Fake News and False Flags : the original investigation, undoubtedly a limited hangout, but gives us a good idea of just how much of what we see is faked

2nd:  Bell Pottinger in the spotlight for creating propaganda videos for US military in Iraq

3rd:  Pentagon Paid a PR Firm $500 Million to Make Fake al-Qaeda Videos

The monetary figures paid to Bell Pottinger add up to $660 million over an approximate 6 year period. Clearly the investigation is limited in it's scope by the time frame and just one company  being scrutinized. Though the investigation mentions other companies involved, no monetary payments are mentioned And, of course, Bell Pottinger is not the same company now as it was then. Or at least your supposed to believe that this all occured under agency founder Lord Bell, who has now left Bell Pottinger to begin a new outfit. 

Bell, who in August announced his departure from the agency to form a new venture Sans Frontières, told The Sunday Times he was "proud" of Bell Pottinger’s work in Iraq, saying: "We did a lot to help resolve the situation. Not enough. We did not stop the mess which emerged, but it was part of the American propaganda machinery.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism traced Bell Pottinger's activities through US army contracting censuses, reports by the Defense Department's Inspector General and federal procurement transaction records, plus the agency’s own corporate filings and specialist publications on military propaganda.
Bell Pottinger declined to comment further when contacted by PRWeek this morning.
Some have seen Bell’s departure from Bell Pottinger as an opportunity for the agency to distance itself from the controversial geopolitical work it has been associated with in the past, including work with foreign governments accused of human rights abuses. It remains to be seen if the new revelations will hamper that process.
Bell Pottinger changed ownership after a management buyout in 2012 and its current structure has no connections with the unit that operated in Iraq, which closed in 2011. It is understood the key people who worked in that unit deny any involvement with tracking software as described by Wells.
It would seem that this expose was done as part of a public relations operation for Bell Pottinger and Lord Bell. Enabling Bell Pottinger to distance themselves from this disgusting abuse of the masses. While Lord Bell can run off to his new venture- Sans Frontiere with the slate wiped clean- 

For the rest of us, it should better help us to understand that, as I always say...  


It's all perception management. All of the time.

The real skill is to sort through it all to the best of our capabilities

Martin Wells (PRMan) worked for Bell Pottinger in Iraq during 2006-8
 Quoted widely in the media, former Bell Pottinger employee Martin Wells said his work consisted of three types of products: TV ads portraying al Qaeda in a negative light; news items made to look as if they had been "created by Arabic TV" and with the origins sometimes hidden; and the production of fake al Qaeda propaganda films.
 Bell Pottinger in the spotlight for creating propaganda videos for US military in Iraq
  The agency’s work started in Iraq in March 2004 when it was tasked with "promotion of democratic elections", but the Bureau said it has identified transactions worth $540m (£420m) between the Pentagon and Bell Pottinger relating to contracts issued from May 2007 to December 2011, with a contract worth a similar annual rate ($120m, £93m) reportedly in force in 2006 too.
That's where I get the $660 million dollar figure from. 540 + 120 = $660 million. The headlines are downplaying the reported amount paid
The work included creating short news segments made to look like Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos, The Sunday Times, which worked with the Bureau on the investigation, and other news outlets reported over the weekend.

The scale of Bell Pottinger’s operation in Iraq was significant; costing, on average, more than a hundred million dollars per year, with the agency at one point employing almost 300 British and Iraqi staff.

Bell Pottinger produced reams of material for the Pentagon, some of it going far beyond standard communications work.

There were three types of media operations commonly used in Iraq at the time, said a military contractor familiar with Bell Pottinger’s work there.

“White is attributed, it says who produced it on the label,” the contractor said. “Grey is unattributed and black is falsely attributed. These types of black ops, used for tracking who is watching a certain thing, were a pretty standard part of the industry toolkit.”
 The latter (black ops) would be put on CDs and dropped into areas that were raided. The CDs had a code embedded in them that gave the location of where they had been played.
More on the black ops videos:
 What’s more, they created false al-Qaeda propaganda videos and would plant them in homes that the military raided. U.S. Marines would take CDs on their patrols and drop them as they raided targets.
“If they’re raiding a house and they’re going to make a mess of it looking for stuff anyway, they’d just drop an odd CD there.” The CDs were set up to only play use Real Player, a popular streaming application that requires an Internet connection. A code was embedded on the CDs which was linked to a Google Analytics account, producing IP addresses where the CDs were played.
It was reported that these videos ended up in the US
In his 2011 article Covert Intelligence Provision in Iraq, Segell notes that US law prevented the government from using propaganda on the domestic population of the US. 
In a globalised media environment, the Iraq operations could theoretically have been seen back home, therefore “it was prudent legally for the military not to undertake all the…activities,” Segell wrote.
So the US was looking for plausible deniability... And a way to distance themselves from the mass manipulation of minds and hearts

General Petraeus signed off on Bell Pottinger's material, says Wells. As did the White House
 The Pentagon has confirmed that Bell Pottinger did work for it as a contractor in Iraq under the Information Operations Task Force (IOTF), producing some material that was openly sourced to coalition forces, and some which was not. It insisted all material put out by IOTF was "truthful".
Truthful, as in it had a ring of truthiness to it? Nearly truth?  Or, the truth  as the PsyOps Task force wanted you and I to believe? Which means this information had nothing to do with truth as it actually exists/ed
Wells said Bell Pottinger also carried out some work under the Joint Psychological Operations Task Force, which a US defence official confirmed but declined to give details of. 
Wells said Bell Pottinger’s work was signed off by the commander of coalition forces in Iraq, General Petraeus, although some of it went higher up the command chain and was approved by the White House.

Bell, who in August announced his departure from the agency to form a new venture Sans Frontières, told The Sunday Times he was "proud" of Bell Pottinger’s work in Iraq, saying: "We did a lot to help resolve the situation. Not enough. We did not stop the mess which emerged, but it was part of the American propaganda machinery.

"I mean if you look at the situation now, it wouldn’t appear to have worked. But at the time, who knows, if it saved one life it [was] a good thing to do."
It wouldn't have appeared to work? It seems to me it worked quite well because the war of terror has expanded and has more 'true believers' then in the early 2000's. So, clearly the psyop worked, as intended!

21 comments:

  1. These creeps can poison videos, as well. I watched a Turkish movie, 'Valley of the Wolves' on a video disc I bought from Amazon. The result was a splitting headache and nausea after 20 minutes of viewing. I had to turn it off.
    I know this sounds like paranoia, or worse, but I never get headaches. In fact, this was the last headache I've had and it was months ago.
    'Valley of the Wolves' is very critical- one might say truthful- about the US presence in Iraq.

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    1. Never heard or read of that one?

      I know there is a problem with that shaky filming technique they always, annoyingly use, causing vertigo and nausea- Can't watch that stuff myself.

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  2. $660 million is only the cost of creating lies. Who knows what the tab will be for ongoing Lie Maintenance.

    At some point people must take responsibility for what they consume. Food or junk food? Facts or lies?

    When the sheeple stop consuming the lies, the lie factories will be shut down or converted to legitimate uses. I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

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    1. singing sam

      "At some point people must take responsibility for what they consume. Food or junk food? Facts or lies?"

      excellent point singing sam, excellent point

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  3. reports of S300 deployed to Syria . Airlift of Russian troops to Egypt? S400 deployed last year. What's the message?

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    1. AWACS to enforce the post mosul no fly / Kurd declaration. What's Turkey going do? S400 at the Russian bases already?

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    2. Oct 19 Exomars entry

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    3. thanks anonymous- have had a busy few days, so appreciate the updates a great deal!

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    4. exomars entry- had to read up on that
      how is it relevant?
      psyop?
      October Surprise? "discovery"

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  4. Wow! Great work as always. Thank you very much.

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  5. Amazing post as always! No wonder they have been so keen to cover up the Kardashian stuff. It's all a distraction from this.

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    1. Hi Ally:

      Would you be surprised to know I do not believe the Kardashian claims at all?

      The moment I saw the news, my first question was:
      Where are her body guards? Because she surely has more then one. And yet we are supposed to believe she was robbed like a commoner? I don't.

      I happened across one item yesterday that also caught my attention- no cctv footage to identify the so called robber- not credible

      Kardashian's story is a not very clever staged attention grab and will probably be worked into some tv show/episode or something? Or Some type of promotional work where Kim will play the empathetic whatever

      flat out the story is bullshit- 100 percent stinking, smelling heaps of steaming excrement

      sometimes I just gotta say it straight up Ally, hope you don't mind?

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  6. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45605.htm

    Penny,

    The article linked to above contains a very interesting video from the Ron Paul site (No I am not a big supporter of Paul but I do certainly agree with his non-interventionist stance). It validates much of what you've been saying; especially when it comes to the terrorist organization about to receive the noble piece of shit prize, the "white helmets". It's about 25 minutes plus but worth a watch.

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    1. Hi Charles
      thanks for leaving the video and I will have a look later today- been swamped and am behind on comments-

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    2. Oh and Charles.. I liked the little video you left

      America drops gift wrapped weapons of destruction to the terrorists

      Russia drops a weapon of destruction on the terrorists.

      Hubby and I both watched it yesterday- thanks

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  8. It's obvious the US created the whole mess in Syria. This is fake color revoltution with fake rebels (de facto mercenaries) and with fabricated news stories.

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/lobbying/syria

    "The fund was replaced in April 2015 by a 1 billion pound ($1.3 billion) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund under the direction of the National Security Council, a Cabinet committee created in 2010 to help coordinate British national security policy. That fund made headlines in the UK earlier this year for spending 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) to run a shadow press office for the Western-backed opposition aimed at building support for the "moderate" rebels within Syria while showcasing their battlefield successes to their military backers, notably the Pentagon.

    Separately, Riyadh pays to provide "media support" for the Syrian High Negotiations Committee, an umbrella group that includes the opposition coalition, as part of a broader contract with MSL Group worth $7.96 million in 2015. The PR firm has helped to get the opposition's message out to major media outlets such as Fox News, Reuters and The New York Times, according to the latest available lobbying records.

    The rebels can also count on assistance from the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a US nonprofit founded in 2012 by a Syria-born former congressional staffer named Mouaz Moustafa. The task force declared $289,000 in revenues in 2014 — down from $498,000 the year before — according to its latest available filing with the Internal Revenue Service."

    The task force played an active role in shaping US opposition to Assad in the early years of the conflict, when its political director Elizabeth O'Bagy was a familiar face on US news shows."

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  9. Ahem, 660 Mio. over 6 years, say what? Would that make 666 by any chance?

    This convenient number tells me this is a controlled leak, for whatever purpose.

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    1. Yes, it is a controlled leak- I mentioned that in the post-

      "It would seem that this expose was done as part of a public relations operation for Bell Pottinger and Lord Bell. Enabling Bell Pottinger to distance themselves from this disgusting abuse of the masses. While Lord Bell can run off to his new venture- Sans Frontiere with the slate wiped clean- "

      That said it gives us a glimpse into how we are manipulated everyday, in every way- It's the equivalent of a peek behind the curtains and must be extrapolated outward to even begin to grasp the non stop 24/7 life long manipulation.

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