Along with wishing everyone a Happy New Year...another of the traditions of this day is to make "predictions" for the coming year. Being a bit of a risk taker and gambler (two necessary ingredients of a geopolitical blogger, IMO) I do like to stick my neck out and make predictions. This year I am going to play it rather conservatively and only make one prediction for the coming year....there will be more FAKE NEWS...a LOT more. The only event that would prevent this prediction from coming true is a world wide revolt against the evil liars that control the mainstream news outlets. Canadian activist Betty Krawczyk is also frustrated by the prevalence of fake news and the destruction it is doing to international peaceful relations. Betty is what they call a "tree hugger" from way back in the 70's. She was arrested and jailed several times for participating in anti-first growth logging on the West Coast of British Columbia. When she spent time in jail, she knitted and sent out bulletins (this was pre-Internet). She was one of my heros and a mentor in her own way. Here is what she says about US "Fake News" as obsequiously parroted on the Canadian tax-payer funded public broadcaster...the CBC:
......It’s as if the US is telling itself fairy tales and getting very angry when any collection of individuals or even one individual, who says, by way of resistance “but wait…I personally do not believe the bull excrement you are shoveling onto my doorstep (and into my airways)”. Not that any important media, or important person, for that matter, at least recognized by Canada, is trying to do this. But I personally rebel when the Canadian press and media, following the US story line, tries to persuade me, and millions of others, that Hillary Clinton lost the election because Putin personally elected Trump as US president by hacking into the American voting machines. I have to say they are lying through their expensive implanted teeth."
Yes, this morning the CBC was falling all over itself in a pathetic, clumsy effort to minimize the damage Obama did to himself and the US by his ludicrous "sanctions" and diplomatic expulsions of the past few days. The following excepts of a report by the CBC are an apogee of the tactic of "limited hang out". The term "limited hangout" derives from the Watergate crisis in the 70's in the US. The White House crooks were caught on tape strategizing to embed a bit of the truth in an ocean of lies. Notice as well that all the "experts" quoted in the report below are Jewish. I'm sorry, but I'm SO tired of seeing every "expert pronouncement" tacked to a Jewish sirname...as if that is an imprimatur or nihil obstat of some sort. Anyhoooooo...here it is and I have bolded the "limited hangout" falsehoods:
The sanctions announced by Obama, then, are part of a strategy to make a public decree about Russia's actions and Russia's meddling in the electoral process, she [Lauren Goodrich] said. This is of particular importance with the European election cycle next year and fears that Moscow may want to interfere and create instability in Western Europe.
"The U.S. wanted to make a very public statement on this is what Russia is doing. This is the harm it can cause," Goodrich said.
But Robert Kaufman, a political scientist who specializes in U.S. foreign policy at Pepperdine University, disagreed. "It's too little, it's too late," Kaufman said about Obama's recent measures. Indeed, the president's whole approach to Russia and Putin's regime has been rather feckless, Kaufman suggested. "The response to Putin is more out of personal pique that Putin dared to undermine Hillary Clinton's election chances rather than any concrete, strategic, programmatic response."
"If you're really serious about stopping Putin, you've got to go after their energy sector, banking sector, you have to arm Ukraine with defensive arms ... and start calling Russia for what it is." At the beginning of his administration, Obama sought to "reset" relations with Moscow. But Kaufman believes that despite Russian geopolitical aggression, Obama continued to adhere to that principle.
"During his administration, right up until the end, he resisted any and all measures to abandon the reset even after Russian behaviour literally falsified all of its premises."
"I think even if you are an Obama supporter, this last-minute flurry of petulant diplomacy doesn't do any good. This is Donald Trump's issue now. Not Obama's."
Limited hangouts are the bedrock of FAKE NEWS. Limited hangouts were the grist for the seminal fairy tale reports that have permitted the occupation of the West by the Deep State Cabal, beginning with the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Warren Commission swaddled the kernels of truth (President Kennedy was shot down like a dog in the streets of Dallas and killed with a bullet to the head) with a WTC-tall blanket of lies and limited hang outs. Truth Investigators have spent over 50 years pulling the blankets away like skins of an onion and have revealed what Jim Garrison (that rare diamond of a man in a pile of horse manure legal system they have down there) told us in early days: