AWD News is a Government Information Warfare Asset
IRIS · ir-is.org · December 23, 2016
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This report concerns yet another proven case of weaponized article spinning coming from the, nonetheless, popular “news” website AWD News which has a global Alexa rank of 90,698 – which is not bad at all from that perspective. Which is why they are truly an active danger to all of us that needs to be dealt with accordingly.
Article title: “Assange:Forget Russia,The Real Threat to America comes from Israel and the Israel Lobby”
The article itself is easily broken down into pieces that were literally stolen from other, older, articles that are prominently available online for those who wish to look further than the length of their noses.
Information warfare and information rebellion is not like ordering a dish at a restaurant where one doesn’t need to investigate every inch of the meal in order to find peace of mind concerning the veracity of what is being written in the menu book.
As an information rebel you have to question everything ALL THE TIME, and especially when you are about to repost something that comes from an already exposed and discredited venue such as AWD News. Putting “their” work on your site destroys your site beyond repair.
Get them OFF your site immediately if you want to save your buts and reps while you still can!
Back to the AWD News article, dated December 18, 2016…
The first sentence is basically a full copy of a Times of Israel article (October 4, 2016):
“From his refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a press conference of his supporters in Berlin on Tuesday, amid speculation that he planned to reveal potentially” threats to America.
As is the next paragraph of the article.
The following part of the article is a copy/paste from another article published by the UNZ Review (December 6, 2016):
“Russian actions on its own doorstep in Eastern Europe do not in fact threaten the United States or any actual vital interest. …. [all the way to] … even though it manifestly works on behalf of a foreign government. That country is, of course, Israel.“
In the AWD News version “Said Assange” was added to the above theft.
The rest of the article is basically a carbon copy of the same UNZ Review piece. Check it for yourself if you are not yet convinced.
Now. Why is this so important to know and protect against? Because campaigns such as these smell most definitely like government psyops and weaponized information warfare campaigns.
Although there is truth in the assumption that the Israeli government is one of the US its major problems and adversaries, the message is poisoned by attaching Assange’s name to it, as if he made that statement personally.
This may seem harmless at first sight but it surely isn’t. It’s a well-considered propaganda effort aimed at destroying the information rebellion that obviously is not yet fully armed to successfully deflect attacks such as that.
Strange we believe, especially after all the smear campaigns, false flag attacks and “fake” news charges that all of us have been witnessing in recent years and weeks.
Pasting the name “Assange” in the article is not just a click bait tactic, it has a much more sinister purpose, it is specifically done to destroy everyone who is even remotely linked to the alternative media and citizen journalism and only certain governments have a need to see that happen, along with their fascist commercial counterparts that is.
How are you supposed to be taken serious by common people who put their trust only in the establishment press when you parrot such garbage – as it comes from AWD News (and many others for that matter)?
In fact, no one should take you serious at all, if you can’t even complete the most basic steps and procedures of vetting news stories and claims.
Just in case they pull their piece over at AWD News, we will attach it below.
From his refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a press conference of his supporters in Berlin on Tuesday, amid speculation that he planned to reveal potentially threats to America.
But early into his speech, Assange said that while more revelations were to come, he would not be making any major announcements, asserting that there would be no point in dropping making such revelations at a time when most Americans would be sleeping.
“Russian actions on its own doorstep in Eastern Europe do not in fact threaten the United States or any actual vital interest. Nor does Moscow threaten the U.S. through its intervention on behalf of the Syrian government in the Middle East. That Russia is described incessantly as a threat in those areas is largely a contrivance arranged by the media, the Democratic and Republican National Committees and by the White House. Candidate Donald Trump appeared to recognize that fact before he began listening to Michael Flynn, who has a rather different view. Hopefully the old Trump will prevail,there is, however, another country that has interfered in U.S. elections, has endangered Americans living or working overseas and has corrupted America’s legislative and executive branches. It has exploited that corruption to initiate legislation favorable to itself, has promoted unnecessary and unwinnable wars and has stolen American technology and military secrets. Its ready access to the mainstream media to spread its own propaganda provides it with cover for its actions and it accomplishes all that and more through the agency of a powerful and well-funded domestic lobby that oddly is not subject to the accountability afforded by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938 even though it manifestly works on behalf of a foreign government. That country is, of course, Israel” Said Assange.
The assessment of Israel and what damage it does regarding what most Americans would regard as genuine national interests is most definitely not reported, revealing once again that what is not written is every bit as important as what is. I would note how what has recently happened right in front of us relating to Israel is apparently not considered fit to print and will never appear on any disapproving editorial page. Just this week the Senate unanimously passed an Anti-Semitism Awareness bill and also by a 99 to zero vote renewed and strengthened sanctions against Iran, which could wreck the one year old anti-nuclear weapon proliferation agreement with that country.
The Anti-Semitism bill makes Jews and Jewish interests a legally protected class, immune from any criticism. “Free speech” means in practice that you can burn an American flag, sell pornography, attack Christianity in the vilest terms or castigate the government in Washington all you want but criticizing Israel is off limits if you want to avoid falling into the clutches of the legal system. The Act is a major step forward in effectively making any expressed opposition to Israeli actions a hate crime.
And it is similar to punitive legislation that has been enacted in twenty-two states as well as in Canada. It is strongly supported by the Israel Lobby, which quite likely drafted it, and is seeking to use legal challenges to delegitimize and eliminate any opposition to the policies of the state of Israel.
As the Act is clearly intended to restrict First Amendment rights if they are perceived as impacting on broadly defined Jewish sensitivities, it should be opposed on that basis alone, but it is very popular in Congress, which is de facto owned by the Israel Lobby. That the legislation is not being condemned or even discussed in the generally liberal media tells you everything you need to know about the amazing power of one particular unelected and unaccountable lobby in the U.S.