TCTT – Issue 61

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Western Propaganda Over Skripal and Navalny Show Remarkable Similarities – New Eastern Outlook

The British government and British media were quick to blame Russia for what allegedly happened to the Skripals. The complete absence of any evidence to support this claim was apparently not a barrier. Neither has the growth in continuing violations of international law been deemed a suitable topic of discussion in the British mainstream media.Continue reading “Western Propaganda Over Skripal and Navalny Show Remarkable Similarities – New Eastern Outlook”

Phony US Charges of Russian Cyberattacks – Stephen Lendman

Longstanding US war on Russia by other means includes phony charges of US election meddling and countless others. Each time Washington makes accusations against Russia, no corroborating evidence is presented because there is none. New Russophobic charges came Monday, the Trump regime’s Justice Department saying the following: “Six (alleged) Russian…military intelligence…officers (were) charged (with) deploymentContinue reading “Phony US Charges of Russian Cyberattacks – Stephen Lendman”

This Week in the Guardian #15 – OffGuardian

Every now and then (it used to be weekly, but then a pandemic happened) we like to highlight three or four stories that go full-Guardian, but don’t require an entire article of refutation. … BREAKING INTERNATIONAL LAW IS BAD…SOMETIMES … Of all the hollow condemnations of Boris’s blow to Britains “international reputation”, The Guardian’s probably rangContinue reading “This Week in the Guardian #15 – OffGuardian”

NavalnyGate: Key Facts, Dates, Versions – Sven Haas

The high-profile case of Alexey Navalny’s (TCTT editor note: alleged) poisoning, apparently, will not subside soon. This incident faced a stormy international reaction and served as an excellent opportunity to punish Russia. In order to exclude any possible manipulations with facts, we recreated the timeline, which helped to identify discrepancies and designate possible versions ofContinue reading “NavalnyGate: Key Facts, Dates, Versions – Sven Haas”

RAND and the Malevolent Encirclement of Russia – F. William Engdahl

Over recent weeks a series of events in the states surrounding the Russian Federation has erupted that certainly are not being greeted with joy in the Kremlin. Each crisis center of itself is not a definitive game-changer for future Russian security. Taken together they suggest something far more ominous is unfolding against Moscow. A recentContinue reading “RAND and the Malevolent Encirclement of Russia – F. William Engdahl”

The OPCW join the Navalny “poison” cocktail party – The Wall Will Fall

The OPCW’s joining the poison cocktail party this week is just another blow to that organisation’s credibility. The 193-nation body has since its inception in 1997 devolved into serving as a propaganda tool for the United States and its NATO allies. Remember its first director José Bustani – a man of principle – was oustedContinue reading “The OPCW join the Navalny “poison” cocktail party – The Wall Will Fall”

OPCW Rubber-Stamps Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax – Stephen Lendman

Operating as an imperial tool, the chemical watchdog OPCW transformed itself into a pro-Western lapdog. Abandoning its mandate for higher priorities, the organization no longer can be taken seriously. Replacing the OPCW with an independent chemical watchdog — free from ties to the US and West — is long overdue. As things now stand, itsContinue reading “OPCW Rubber-Stamps Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax – Stephen Lendman”

When False Flags Go Viral – James Corbett

If you’re reading this column, it’s highly likely you’re familiar with “false flag” terrorism. You’ve at least heard the term before, right? As I’ve had cause to note in my work in the past, the 2013 Atlantic Wire article, republished by Yahoo! News under the headline “What is a ‘False Flag’ Attack — and Was Boston One?” was, forContinue reading “When False Flags Go Viral – James Corbett”

New York Times Releases Sequel of Putin-the-Poisoner – Dissident Voice

The New York Times released sequel six in the best-selling Putin-the-Poisoner series on September 22. The incredibly gifted junior G-men and women in the Times Tower have sleuthed yet another episode of boundless evildoing by the arch-villain Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. … From the “established fact” that a poisoning occurred, the rest of the Times editorial is pure conjecture. After the poisoning and spending twoContinue reading “New York Times Releases Sequel of Putin-the-Poisoner – Dissident Voice”

The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny – OffGuardian

Despite being the supposed victim of an extremely deadly military-grade nerve agent, three weeks later Navalny came out his comatose state and off ventilation, defiantly vowing a return to Russia. Was he ever tested for COVID-19? At this point it seems more likely than this propaganda stunt we are expected to believe. It is unconvincingContinue reading “The False Flag Poisoning of Alexei Navalny – OffGuardian”

The Unexpected Poisoning and the Unsuspecting Victims – American Herald Tribune

However, when we consider what coincidences may point to a conspiracy by those making the accusations against Russia, the evidence is considerable. In the case of the – alleged – Salisbury Poisonings, the UK government’s  covert objectives were to further its strategic aims from Syria to Crimea, and from the Russian Presidential election in March toContinue reading “The Unexpected Poisoning and the Unsuspecting Victims – American Herald Tribune”

OPCW a Dirty Tool for Pursuing Western Designs – Stephen Lendman

In discussing the Navalny novichok poisoning hoax, Russia’s Information and Press Department (IPD) stated the above reality. More on this below. Time and again, so-called OPCW Fact Finding Missions show allegiance to US-dominated Western interests against sovereign independent nations on their target list for regime change. The organization repeatedly breaches its mandate “to implement theContinue reading “OPCW a Dirty Tool for Pursuing Western Designs – Stephen Lendman”

TCTT – Issue 56

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The Novichoks story: chemical weapons programme or canary trap? – Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media

The evidence that is publicly available thus supports the explanation that the Novichoks story originated as a counter-intelligence operation rather than a real chemical weapons programme. If this was the case, the operation has backfired by creating a situation in which incidents in which these “fourth generation agents” are detected are blamed on Russia. TheContinue reading “The Novichoks story: chemical weapons programme or canary trap? – Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media”

Challenging the Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax by Russia – Stephen Lendman

Already strained EU relations with Russia potentially reached a new low over the great novichok poisoning of Alexey Navalny hoax. On Tuesday, Russia’s EU mission challenged the bloc’s fake news about what happened to him, saying the following: “In recent weeks, we have been witnessing a rapidly growing information campaign in the EU — bothContinue reading “Challenging the Novichok Poisoning of Navalny Hoax by Russia – Stephen Lendman”

Navalny Novichok Hoax the Latest Invented Pretext to Bash Russia – Stephen Lendman

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was asked if the Navalny incident will be a “driver of new anti-Russia sanctions?” He explained that if Navalny’s illness hadn’t occurred, the West “would have invented something else as a pretext for additional (unlawful) sanctions,” adding: “For this situation, (the West) ha(s) simply gone beyond the pale,Continue reading “Navalny Novichok Hoax the Latest Invented Pretext to Bash Russia – Stephen Lendman”

France and Sweden Join the US-Supported Anti-Russia German Novichok Hoax – Stephen Lendman

Angela Merkel’s government continues to stonewall Russia’s request for evidence to back its accusations — because there is none. Moscow is doing its own due diligence. It wants the issue resolved with no harm to bilateral relations, notably not over Navalny’s condition no evidence connects to Russia. According to Tass, “Germany claimed that it handedContinue reading “France and Sweden Join the US-Supported Anti-Russia German Novichok Hoax – Stephen Lendman”

The Great Novichok Poisoning Hoax 2.0 – Stephen Lendman

What’s going on regarding Alexey Navalny repeats the great 2018 poisoning by novichok of the Skripals in Britain hoax. Whatever caused their illness, from which they recovered, had nothing to do with exposure to a deadly nerve agent, Russia falsely blamed for what it had nothing to do with. What’s essential to explain, establishment mediaContinue reading “The Great Novichok Poisoning Hoax 2.0 – Stephen Lendman”

Navalny False-Flag Authors Invent New Twist to Cover Lies – Ron Paul Institute

So now the Navalny poison episode takes on a new twist with German military intelligence subsequently claiming they found traces of Novichok on a bottle of water the Russian dissident had purportedly been drinking from. Rather, it sounds more like the authors of this false-flag operation have “bottled” – meaning became unnerved by the absurdities inherent inContinue reading “Navalny False-Flag Authors Invent New Twist to Cover Lies – Ron Paul Institute”

Russia – Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny – Global Research

Isn’t it strange that the Skripals as well as Navalny survived? And that after having been poisoned with what military experts claim to be the deadliest nerve agent ever? Although nobody has seen the Skripals after they were hospitalized 2 years ago, it seems they are still alive. Were they perhaps given US-British shelter underContinue reading “Russia – Nord Stream 2 vs. Poisoning of Alexei Navalny – Global Research”

Video: Did Putin Poison Navalny? – Ron Paul Institute

While the Western media has dusted off the old Skripal narrative, which is that Putin has poisoned a dissident with the “world’s deadliest substance” novochok, the recent bizarre “sickness” of Russian opposition gadfly Alexei Navalny and diagnosis of “severe novochok poisoning” after Navalny was flown to Germany just doesn’t add up. What are other factorsContinue reading “Video: Did Putin Poison Navalny? – Ron Paul Institute”

Navalny Poisoning – The Real Target Is Russian-German Nord Stream 2 Pipeline – Global Research

Alexei Navalny is the ideal opposition figure for any incumbent government – he is ineffective, unpopular, and transparently compromised by malign foreign interests. According to a poll carried out by the Lavada Center – a polling organization funded by the US government itself  via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – a mere 9% of all Russians lookContinue reading “Navalny Poisoning – The Real Target Is Russian-German Nord Stream 2 Pipeline – Global Research”

How To Read The News – James Corbett

It’s not the most original observation you’ll read this week, but it’s one of the most important: the news lies to you by omission. Shocked? I thought not. But let’s really interrogate what this means. All of us (presumably) would agree with the observation that “the news is lying to you.” But most people hearingContinue reading “How To Read The News – James Corbett”