Comments by Abe made in response to Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) “A Call for Proof on Syria-Sarin Attack,” Consortiumnews.com, provide compelling indictment of Elliot Higgins and BellingCat, pretenders in the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) world who have taken in the gullible in the mainstream media. We find these comments so useful we are preserving them in their entirely here below.
Worthy of a full reading.
By Dick Atlee, Ken Freeland and Cheryl Curtiss
Updated: 14 September 2015
Phi Beta Iota Comment and Full Text Below the Fold
While the Russian opinion polls in support of President Putin now has reached a record level of 89% he is simultaneously target of a very dirty smear campaign in the West. Putin, we are told, is a power-hungry dictator intending to restore the Soviet Empire. He is portrayed as a danger to world peace, a dictator with a background as a KGB officer, who controls the ”communist” Russia with an iron fist. All is completely absurd and hides an obvious purpose.
The news on Russia became consistently negative after 2000. Positive developments inside Russia, or news regarding Russia’s positive international involvements, were ignored while the negative news received immediate attention.