Chuck Spinney: Top Israeli – Assad Did Not Do Gas — a False Flag Attack that Benefits Zionists and Saudi Arabia (and US Bankers)

In the attached opinion piece, Uri Avnery, Israel’s leading peace activist, brilliantly dissects the question of whether or not Syrian President Bashar Assad had any incentive to launch the recent gas attack on his own people in Idlib, Syria.  In so doing, Avnery ends up with the deeper question of whether President Trump’s recent cruise …

Chuck Spinney: Jonathan Cook on Clinton’s Hypocrisy, Fake News, and US Intelligence Perfidy in False Claims About Russia “Hacking” the Election

The below essay by Jonathan Cook is a show stopper.  Cook, a British writer, is an independent reporter based in Nazareth, Israel.  Cook has proven himself to be one of  the most insightful western observers now reporting on Israel, the Palestinian conflict, and the Middle East in general. In the classic Beyond Culture, the great …

Chuck Spinney: Andrew Cockburn’s Questions Challenging the (False) CIA Assertion That Russians Did the Hacking…

Questions for the Electors on Russian Hacking by ANDREW COCKBURN, Counterpunch, 14 December 2016 It is being reported that John Podesta, Chairman of the defeated $1.2 billion Clinton presidential campaign, is supporting the call by various officials, including at least forty Electors, that the members of the Electoral College be given a classified intelligence briefing …