On New Year's Eve the president elect of the United States Donald J. Trump, with a mischievous gleam in his eye, told the press assembled for the party at his Mar a Lago resort in Florida that Trump had knowledge others did not about the 'hacks' of the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta's emails, which would become apparent by Tuesday or Wednesday. Trump, who is a master of 'playing' his adversaries in the press to their own hair pulling consternation, notably did not say that he would be the source of the new revelations that would threaten the 'Russians hacked the election' Narrative lame duck Obama, his CIA and the legacy media have done so much to push in these last few weeks.
With even some reporters in the neocon press face-palming due to The Washington Post's quasi-retraction of its #fakenews story run over New Year's weekend that 'Russians' hacked the Vermont power grid, the timing is right for some major league pushback against an increasingly shoddy if not completely bogus, Democrat Party/Social Justice Cold Warrior (SJCW) approved conspiracy theory that OMG PUTIN HACKED THE ELECTION! Remember the Russia Analyst's rule concerning 'ex' spooks like John R. Schindler, who insist Julian Assange is a GRU asset but who never bother to present any evidence of such, despite Assange being the most surveilled non head of state human on the planet in the GCHQ bugged fishbowl that is the Ecuadorian Embassy in London: it's conspiracy theory for me, but not for thee alt-media peasant, and it's NEVER a conspiracy theory so long as you insist the Rooskies are involved!
"We are excitedly awaiting the sound of the chimes of the Moscow Kremlin, and we feel the march of time and the approaching future more clearly than ever before. We experience this only during these moments, during this wonderful and beloved holiday."
"Meanwhile, New Year has its own secrets. For instance, each of us may become something of a magician on the night of the New Year." [JWS emphasis on the word 'magician' added]
"To do this, we simply need to treat our parents with love and gratitude, take care of our children and families, respect our colleagues at work, nurture our friendships, defend truth and justice, be merciful and help those who are in need of support. This is the whole secret..."
While President elect Donald J. Trump continued to troll the legacy media and his detractors on Friday, the Jeff Bezos Amazon.com billionaire owned-Washington Post aka Pravda on the Potomac aka the CIA's favorite stenographers of all time published another piece of #FakeNews.
This time, the major 'scoop' was embraced by the Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin and the Green Mountain State's ranking Sen. Patrick Leahy, both Democrats, as further proof of the dastardly Rooskies that have President literally Hitler Drumpf in their hip pocket. The only problem? Just about every aspect of the story turned out to be false, from the notion that the malicious code found on a laptop belonging to Burlington Electric belonged to Russian state sponsored hackers as opposed to off the shelf 'script kiddie' malware, to the laptop itself having ever been connected to the electrical grid.
S novom godom Jeff Bezos and The Washington (Com)Post. Here's to many more Cold War 2.0 pushing fake news fails in 2017! - JWS
Something amazing just happened to close a 'frequency shifting' 2016 on a hopeful note. Perhaps mindful that since Machiavelli's time if not the birth of Christ human beings have been impressed more by magnanimity and mercy than vengeance, more cheered by hope than fear, and in the spirit of the most beloved Russian holiday which represents families gathering together and new beginnings on January 1st, Vladimir Putin announced his government will not retaliate for the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S.
Instead, Putin released a note looking ahead to cooperation with a President Donald J. Trump, as well as inviting the children of accredited diplomats including Americans to the Kremlin as his guests for a New Year's concert. Putin's announcement tossed in the trash the 'fake news' C(IA/Clinton)N(ews)N(etwork) reported that the Russian government was going to close the Anglo-American School of Moscow, which serves the diplomatic community's children representing over 60 countries in the Russian capital. As president elect Trump tweeted, well played Vlad, well played.
The Russia Analyst doesn't have much to add to this farcical story about the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomatic personnel (whether official cover spies or not) from the U.S., or the expected persona non grata'ing of 35 Americans from the Russian Federation this weekend. Other than sending our U.S. passport to the Embassy via FedEx, we've had no interactions with anyone at 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in the over a decade we've been visiting Russia.
Nonetheless, we do want to say the following: we think President Donald J. Trump's low key response, agreeing to see any actual classified evidence in a briefing next week while calling on the U.S. to move on from (re-litigating and trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of) the election, is the right one. With barely three weeks left to engage in what others agree with us is a preemptive soft coup against Trump's promised foreign policy before he takes office, we expect Russian retaliation to be limited to tit for tat expulsions and complaining. Going beyond that, into actively sanctioning Langley employees and naming CIA agents involved in either the overthrow of the legitimate Ukrainian government in February 2014, or more nefarious operations involving those American-made TOW missiles that 'accidentally' wound up in ISIS hands may only deepen the chill of Cold War 2.0. Which is precisely what Obama's handlers apparently wanted from these eleventh hour executive orders...
If you want a summation of globalist 'Arab Spring' promoting, takfiri-supporting Trotskyite #BlamePutin and the AltRight for President Donald J. Trump butthurt Narrative in one long rant, read this whole article from PulseMedia. However, we must say as a disclaimer, it's ten to fifteen minutes of your life you'll never get back after the laughter kicks in.
Note to globalists: don't blame Mimi al-Laham/Miriam Susli or Alex Jones, but yourselves -- nobody made you rely on incompetents like Eliot Higgins aka Brown Moses/Mr. Bellingcat or some British guy named Dan Kaszeta nobody had ever heard of before to prove your case for U.S. military action in Syria (or why the sarin gas used at East Ghouta in August 2013 couldn't possibly have come from poor old Gaddafi's stash or secret chemical warfare labs in Saudi Arabia). Oh and Eliot, we're still waiting for the world to see those U.S. satellite photos of the 'Russian BUK that shot down MH17' Secretary of State John Kerry and the Dutch Joint Investigate Team (JIT) supposedly saw, before hell freezes over... - JWS
The year opened with Russia and Turkey as enemies, exchanging economic blows and locked in proxy warfare across Syria in the aftermath of Turkey's treacherous shoot down of a Russian SU-24 bomber in November 2015. 2016 closes with Turkish president turned despotic strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accusing Washington and its allies of supporting not only the Kurdish militants of the PKK but also the Islamic State terrorists, plus rumors of Russian air strikes in support of Turkey's troops struggling to make gains against Daesh at al-Bab.
As the Russia Analyst predicted as far back as August 7, 2015, the Obama Administration would eventually try to make Erdogan the fall guy for the spectacular rise of ISIS, only to have the Sultan blame Washington in reply. We also predicted along with the rest of team RogueMoney and some friends of RM such as Dr. Jim Willie and Joseph P. Farrell, that Turkey would pivot East -- as the alternative would be winding up 'on the menu' with its own territorial integrity in question due to the Kurdish issue. We just did not envision it occurring in this way, with the Russian-Turkish-Iranian troika talking about a nationwide ceasefire across Syria in 2017, and the U.S. State Department and EUnuchs pointedly NOT invited to the peace table...
The Russian National anthem performed by the Alexandrov ensemble. - JWS
Early on Christmas Day as the nocturnal Russia Analyst prepared for bed, we read the God-awful news: a Russian military Tupolev 154 airliner had crashed off the Black Sea coast of Sochi, in southern Russia. The #Tu154 had 92 souls on board, 84 passengers and eight crew.
As of Monday, December 26, Russian government sources are seeking to damper speculation that a bomb on board may have brought down the jet. But questions linger as to how a single or even catastrophic engine failure or explosion could've brought the aircraft down so quickly, without an apparent distress call. Or how a highly experienced crew which included a pilot who had safely landed after a potentially disastrous Tu-154 somersault on approach a few years ago could've committed a fatal error. Coming as it does just days after a Russian ambassador was assassinated in front of an APTN cameraman in Ankara, Turkey, the question of whether this was a dirty deep state enemy action looms in the minds of individuals like my friend, The Saker.
Merry (western calendar) Christmas world from Team RogueMoney! - JWS