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Michael Flynn DISAVOWS Qanon, says its 'disinformation campaign created by CIA or the Left'

Michael Flynn

Flynn, pictured, attempts to disown QAnon, claiming it's a 'disinformation campaign' created by the CIA.
Former White House national security adviser and ardent supporter of QAnon, Michael Flynn, allegedly suggested the far-right political conspiracy theory movement is in fact a disinformation campaign orchestrated by the CIA.

Flynn publicly pledged allegiance to the right-wing conspiracy group last summer, which first originated on internet message boards.


Comment: Did he, though? Flynn was on video with his family saying the Pledge of Allegiance and some clever editing by CNN made it look like he was pledging allegiance to Q.

See: Michael Flynn's relatives sue CNN for $75 million over report alleging QAnon affiliation
At the end of oath, Michael Flynn uttered the phrase "Where we go one, we go all," and the entire family responded, "God Bless America." CNN edited out the pledge and the "God Bless America" exclamation and claimed the phrase uttered by President Trump's national security adviser was an "infamous QAnon slogan," the suit alleged.

In fact, Michael Flynn's phrase was drawn from an inscription first "engraved on a bell on one of President John F. Kennedy's sailboats, acknowledging the unity of mankind," the suit stated.

"General Flynn intended to encourage people to think about being good citizens, to love country and be good patriots," the lawsuit said. "The video had nothing to do with QAnon or recruiting 'digital soldiers' for an apocalyptic reckoning."



But in a telephone call that has not yet been independently verified, Flynn, a former adviser to Trump appeared to completely disavow the group as he spoke with pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist and attorney Lin Wood. The man Wood says is Flynn was even heard dismissing QAnon's claims as 'total nonsense.'

Comment: More from The Guardian:
The recording released by Wood comes amid acrimony among leading pro-Trump figures who have worked to overturn the 2020 election. According to the Daily Beast, the feud appears to have sprung from Wood's brief representation of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old recently acquitted after killing two people and wounding one at a protest in Wisconsin last year.

According to the Beast, Rittenhouse alleged that Wood intentionally let him languish in jail so he could earn money off the case. Wood reportedly became angry that Flynn and Sidney Powell, another pro-Trump attorney, didn't speak up for him.

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The recording apparently featuring Flynn disowning QAnon raised echoes of remarks about a related conspiracy theory by Steve Bannon, Trump's former campaign chair and White House strategist.

Bannon was pardoned on fraud charges by Trump but now faces a charge of contempt of Congress over the 6 January Capitol attack, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

He has repeatedly promoted the "deep state" conspiracy theory, which holds that a permanent government of bureaucrats and intelligence agents exists to thwart Trump's agenda.

However, Bannon has also said the "deep state conspiracy theory is for nut cases".
Depends on what one means by 'the deep state'. This 3-decade congressional staff member, speaking to Bill Moyers in 2014, certainly thought that a version of it was real:




Cult

Bait-and-switch: India now to impose lockdowns over air pollution

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India Gate in New Delhi, India, amid smog seen on November 15, 2021.
Pollution levels in New Delhi, considered the world's most contaminated capital city, have gone off the charts in recent weeks.

Authorities in India plan to enforce a new lockdown to combat air pollution in New Delhi, the world's most polluted capital city.

Pollution levels in some parts of city have registered off the charts several times over the past fortnight. On Tuesday, the air quality index scored 437 out of a maximum 500 points.

Indian cities have long struggled with pollution, but levels spike each winter as fumes from farmers burning their crops mix with pollution from cars and industrial plants, the Associated Press reported.

Comment: Alternative journalists such as James Corbett and Catherine Austin Fitts have been warning for some time that this move was coming. Even the NY Post had an article about it not too long ago:
As a recent Nature journal piece notes, COVID-19 lockdowns have prepared people for "personal carbon allowances." Restrictions on individual freedoms "that were unthinkable only one year before" have us "more prepared to accept the tracking and limitations" to "achieve a safer climate," the piece notes.

And many self-professed defenders of our "democracy" have been clamoring for the Department of Health and Human Services to take unilateral action and treat climate as a "public health issue" or to declare a "climate emergency." The White House has given the issue a required identity-based twist, noting that global warming's risks "disproportionately affect poor and minority communities." (Which reminds me of P.J. O'Rourke's old joke about NPR coverage: "World To End — Poor and Minorities Hardest-Hit.")

Americans experienced the authoritarian reach of government during the pandemic. We see what normalizing those ideas can look like in Australia.



Caesar

Trump says he 'never' considered war with China, accuses General Milley of treason

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Former US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump turned Black Friday into Flashback Friday.

The former president sent out an email blast saying he "never" considered launching a war with China and that Gen. Mark Milley "should be tried for treason" if he phoned the Chinese military to promise advance warning of a US attack.

The statement comes more than two months after the release of the book Peril by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, which said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave backchannel assurances to China in Trump's final months in office.

Milley, the highest-ranking US military officer, admitted at a House committee hearing in September that he gave such assurances to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army.
Milley
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General Mark Milley

Comment: It is obvious the general's loyalties were 'Never Trump'. As a sidenote, many among the 'Trump base' are surprised (and disappointed) by Trump's view that China did not 'unleash the virus':




Bullseye

The NATOstan Clown Show

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The charade has come to a point that - diplomatically - is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience.
American hysteria over the "imminent" Russian invasion of Ukraine has exploded every geopolitical Stupid-o-Meter in sight - and that's quite an accomplishment.

What a mess. Sections of the U.S. Deep State are in open revolt against the combo that remote controls Crash Test Dummy, who impersonates POTUS. The neocon-neoliberal axis is itching for a war - but has no idea how to sell it to an immensely fractured public opinion.

UKUS, which de facto controls the Five Eyes spy scam, excels only in propaganda. So in the end it's up to the CIA/MI6 intel axis and their vast network of media chihuahuas to accelerate Fear and Loathing ad infinitum.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Quenelle - Golden

'Hundreds of thousands' of Australians flood streets to protest vaccine mandate

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Crowds in Melbourne protest against mandatory vaccinations and lockdown measures on Saturday.
A fresh round of rallies against mandatory Covid vaccination has hit Australia, with hundreds of thousands protesting in dozens of cities. Aerial footage captured huge crowds blocking central streets.

New rallies all across the country happened on Saturday, as people demonstrated for more freedom in relation to coronavirus vaccination. Organized by the Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccination group, massive protests swept central Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, along with 30 other cities and towns in Australia.

Claiming that vaccine mandates are discriminatory, people protested outside parliamentary buildings and blocked central streets, calling for resignations in state governments and an end to what some call "tyranny."

Yellow Vest

Cull, track and control

covid totalitarianism
The most salient feature of totalitarianism is control of movement, which entails tracking each citizen. Before the internet era, this could only be achieved roughly.

The state knew John Smith lived on Lumumba Street and worked on Stalin Avenue. If Smith wanted to spend a night at a woman's apartment, she had to register him at the neighborhood police station. Big Brother entered the bedroom, but not totally, for he couldn't hear all the sibilants, exhalations and squishes. Daytime movement was generally unmonitored, but the state always knew where you were at night.

Smith's ID card also prevented him from moving to the next city, much less getting a better job there, so he was stuck in Bidenstadt, his hometown.

Smith was free, though, to walk into any state store to browse, for as long as he wanted, its empty shelves.

Now, the state knows where Smith is all the time. At 5:51:15PM, this scowling man is again at Blather Bar, next to Red Levine, who, despite his name, also has alternative right tendencies. Vein-popping fans of Steve Sailer, each has left hundreds of fist-pumping comments, under "sigofnig" and "xxxxrabbi."

For the state, the whole point of tracking is to reward or punish, mostly the latter. In the past, you'd be invited to the police station, or just dragged off the street. Now, punishment can be much tidier, and instant, even for the tiniest sin. That's where the vaccine, green, access or health passport comes in.

Comment: You can follow the herd, you can fight the pied pipers, or you can renounce the whole thing and seek community with others who renounce it and ride this thing out. It won't last much longer...


Bad Guys

Leaked Zoom call shows US, European diplomats secretly planning Ethiopian 'transition government' with rebel TPLF leader

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Donald Yamamoto was one of a group of former ambassadors and current diplomats for the United States, Britain and EU who had a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 21, to encourage and try to help the TPLF, and there’s evidence to prove it: a secret phone-cam video of the two-hour meeting.
Video footage has emerged of several Western diplomats meeting with leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), showing them frankly discussing plans to overthrow Ethiopia's democratically-elected president, Abiy Ahmed. Abiy arrived at the front lines on Wednesday to take personal control over the effort to halt the TPLF's offensive.

Top US, UK and European Union diplomats with longstanding connections to Ethiopia during its 27 years of TPLF rule met on Zoom on Sunday with a "chief representative" of the TPLF, trading ideas about the group's potential to seize power and the Ethiopian National Defense Force's (ENDF) ability to stop it.

Comment: For further insight, check out Andrew Korybko's The latest offensive & defensive developments in the US' hybrid war on Ethiopia.

And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




X

Venezuela's socialists win elections in landslide - so US refuses to recognize them

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Venezuela campaign rally
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won the November 21 mega-elections in a landslide, getting more votes in 20 of 23 states and the capital Caracas. So the US government responded by trying to discredit the vote. Venezuelan journalist Diego Sequera speaks about the elections, the historic victory of the ruling party of President Nicolás Maduro, and Washington's attempt to de-legitimize the process.


Venezuela's November 21 regional elections were monitored by the European Union.

Comment: The US would rather be consistently wrong than admit it.


Boat

Migrant smugglers kill 34 people in deadliest day of illegal Channel crossing


Comment: The question is; if the Belarus government is coordinating directed mass migration in Eastern Europe, who is doing it in Western Europe and is thus guilty of manslaughter?


Search to rescue
Dozens of people including a young girl have died trying to cross the Channel to the UK in an inflatable dinghy, officials say, in what is the deadliest incident since the current crisis began.

Two survivors are in intensive care while police have arrested four people suspected of being linked to the drownings. The International Organisation for Migration said it was the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since it began collecting data in 2014.

Boris Johnson, who held a Cobra meeting on Wednesday to discuss the incident, said he was "appalled" by the tragedy. He then suggested the French government had not always approached the problem of the crossings "in a way we think the situation deserves". People trafficking gangs were "literally getting away with murder", he said. However, later France's President Emmanuel Macron said Britain needed to stop politicising the issue for domestic gain.

The French interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said that the dead included five women and a girl. He told an impromptu news conference in Calais that the boat that sank had been "very frail", and compared it to "a pool you blow up in your garden".

He said 34 people were believed to have been on before it sank.


Eye 1

UK govt stuffs "stunningly draconian" anti-protest powers into new 'policing' bill, rushes it through parliament

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Priti Patel has quietly been stuffing even more punitive anti-protest powers into the policing billIt is, without hyperbole or caveat, a piece of law which would sit more easily in a dictatorship than a democracy
She's done it very quietly. Away from prying eyes, in the parts of parliament which journalists don't pay much attention to, Priti Patel has effectively criminalised the act of protest. The Government waited until the final stages of a bill's legislative process and then suddenly proposed a series of amendments, leaving reporters and human rights groups very little time to raise the alarm.

The mechanism she's used is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill, which first went before the Commons in March for its initial debate, and is now being turned into something even more alarming in the House of Lords.

The bill was already a stunningly draconian piece of legislation. One of its chief provisions was to allow police to impose severe restrictions on protests on the basis of noise. If they were loud enough to cause "serious unease, alarm or distress" to a single passer-by - a description which covers any demonstration at all - the police power was triggered.

Comment: The UK has been implementing a raft of insidious new legislation of late that actually legalizes criminality committed by the establishment whilst at the same time snatches any remaining freedoms from the average citizen. Which is not surprising because protests against the encroaching police state, the lockdowns and the experimental injections, are growing, and its clear the economy and food supply are on the precipice of a collapse: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Rejecting The Cure - Massive Freedom Rallies Around The World