Category Archives: Disinformation

2021 Fake News Award — Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters [UPDATE : In Intelligence Matters, Punctuation Really Matters!]

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) “[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ … Continue reading

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Is The Guardian a reliable news source? 

“A daily newspaper cannot publish for 200 years without getting some things wrong. This one has made its share of mistakes.” The Guardian (May 7 2021) November 29 2021 — On Sunday, I decided to watch the third game of … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters [UPDATE : In Intelligence Matters, Punctuation Really Matters!]

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) September 23 2021 — On Monday, CNN and the New York Times … Continue reading

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Havana Syndrome — Textbook case of disinformation from Reuters

“[CIA Director William] Burns has said there is a ‘very strong possibility’ that the syndrome is intentionally caused and that Russia could be responsible.” Reuters (September 21 2021) September 23 2021 — On Monday, CNN and the New York Times … Continue reading

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2021]

“KE-007 was a victim of the cold war. Another casualty, always war’s first, was the Truth. The story of KE-007 will be remembered pretty much the way the Americans told it in 1983 and not the way it really happened. … Continue reading

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Disinformation — What is wrong with the White House Twitter account?

“Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 12:2 August 16 2021 … Continue reading

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COVID-19 — The Boy Who Cried Wolf : Is Pompeo telling the truth about the Wuhan Lab? [UPDATE : A lesson from Richard Feynman (Physics Nobel Prize 1965)]

“Men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is knowen for a lyer.” William Caxton —   English merchant, diplomat, and writer (1422 – 1491) April 30 2020 — There is a first time for everything. Today, I will post a cartoon … Continue reading

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On This Day — “Dewey Defeats Truman” (November 2 1948) [2020]

“Truman and his running mate, Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, pulled off their shocking victory. Truman’s underdog ticket racked up 303 electoral votes and 49.6 percent of the popular vote to Dewey’s 189 electoral votes and 45.1 percent of the … Continue reading

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On This Day — Korean Airliner Flight 007 Shot Down (September 1 1983) [2020]

“Governments lie. They do it all the time. And, much as we’d like to believe otherwise, the US government is no exception. There were times when we may have believed otherwise. But after Vietnam and Watergate, we know better.” US … Continue reading

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CIA MEMO : “How to Infiltrate an Organisation and Make it Dysfunctional”

The purpose of this paper is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it. Simple Sabotage Field Manual — OSS (January 17 1944) This 1944 CIA memo, on how to … Continue reading

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