Twitter File Release #8 – Evidence Showing Pentagon/State Dept using Twitter for Propaganda, Release Curated to Protect Barack Obama

Posted originally on the CTH on December 20, 2022 | sundance 

In addition to confirming more of the basic construct behind Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop, Twitter File Release #8 also reveals that Twitter officers are carefully curating information to protect their interests.  When information is curated to protect political interests, it puts a question mark behind all prior releases.

In release #8, the basic outline is showing how the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. State Department (DoS) work with the social media platforms to amplify messaging and create specifically anonymous government accounts intended to spread propaganda globally. [Twitter File Release #8 Here]  The government then asks the platform engineering side to boost the messaging of the government accounts and use the internal tools to promote government users.  Essentially, social media propaganda.

The United States intelligence apparatus was/is actively using and working with the Twitter platform to align with U.S. government interests.  The govt was coordinating, instructing, assisting and benefitting from the relationship.  Pro govt positions were amplified, and information adverse to the interests of the Pentagon and State Dept was removed, hidden, throttled.

Unfortunately, as admitted by Twitter File #8 Author Lee Fang, a writer for The intercept, “The searches were carried out by a Twitter attorney, so what I saw could be limited.” There is no ‘could be‘ in that statement.  The searches were limited, specifically time limited putting all of the scrutiny on the timeline when Donald Trump was in office.

CTH has no vested interest in this pretending nonsense.  We all know, hell, its public record, the use of Twitter and Facebook as a tool to advance U.S. foreign policy began during the Obama administration.  There are dozens of mainstream press accounts of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton reaching out to Twitter and Facebook for support during the ’11/’12 Arab Spring.   This is not controversial, it happened.

However, the current release uses a carefully applied time filter only showing DoD and DoS use of the platform (to assist foreign policy) starting in 2017, when President Trump took office.  This is intentional.  The origin of the practice starts with Barack Obama.

Let me be very, very clear.  This release of information was filtered to avoid revealing that President Obama was the originator of this activity.

Twitter is trying to protect President Obama because, beyond the ideological alignment, the monopolistic social media system – a partnership between the U.S. government and Big Tech, was essentially designed as a purposeful oligarchical system.  As long as each platform Oligarch retains the code of omerta the system survives.

Within that design, if any one oligarch turns against the group interest, he/she becomes a target of the system.  Remaining in alignment with the group is why Twitter lawyers carefully filtered out the trail to former President Barack Obama.  The One is always protected.

Barack Obama established the partnership between government and social media, and within this release Twitter is protecting Barack Obama.

This release is so over-the-top-obvious in its intent to protect the Obama legacy, that the nature of the DoS/DoD admissions within it become almost secondary.

Twitter gave approval & special protection to the U.S. military’s online psychological influence ops. Despite knowledge that Pentagon propaganda accounts used covert identities, Twitter did not suspend many for around 2 years or more. Some remain active.

In 2017, a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) official sent Twitter a list of 52 Arab language accounts “we use to amplify certain messages.” The official asked for priority service for six accounts, verification for one & “whitelist” abilities for the others.

[Read Full Twitter File Release #8 Here]

The Obama administration first created the public-private partnership with Twitter and Facebook to support the “Arab Spring” uprising.

As a consequence, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was the first elected official to be taken out by former President Obama’s deployment of Twitter as a community activist tool for revolution in 2011. In direct and consequential ways, Egypt was the BETA test for a process that surface a decade later in the United States during the 2020 election.

Using and influencing social media was a tool created by the Obama state department, as noted years ago in Mic.Com:

[…] In countries like Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, rising action plans such as protests made up of thousands, have been organized through social media such Facebook and Twitter. “We use Facebook to schedule the protests” an Arab Spring activist from Egypt announced “and [we use] Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world.” The role that technology has taken in allowing the distribution of public information such as the kinds stated by the aforementioned activist, had been essential in establishing the democratic movement that has helped guide abused civilians to overthrow their oppressor. (link)

(NationalPulse) The most popular Twitter hashtags in the Arab region in the first three months of this year were “Egypt”, “Jan25”, “Libya”, “Bahrain” and “protest”.

Nearly 9 in 10 Egyptians and Tunisians surveyed in March said they were using Facebook to organise protests or spread awareness about them. All but one of the protests called for on Facebook ended up coming to life on the streets.

These and other findings from the newly released second edition of the Arab Social Media Report by the Dubai School of Government give empirical heft to the conventional wisdom that Facebook and Twitter abetted if not enabled the historic region-wide uprisings of early 2011. (link)

Fast forward to 2020, and those same elements deployed against the Egyptian government were deployed in the United States in a coordinated public-private partnership with Twitter, Facebook and social media.

The U.S. government control over these social media platforms is ultimately what lies at the heart of the latest Twitter Files release.

And it goes much deeper… much more purposefully deeper.

The ideological interests behind the 2010/ ’11 “Arab Spring” uprising were the same ideological interests behind the 2020 “Black Lives Matter” protests/uprising.  Not merely similar people, but the exact same people.

The exact same group of U.S. people who were promoting the mid-east Arab Spring in 2010/’11 are the same people who promoted the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.   The same politicians; the same media voices; the same newspapers; the same social media activists. Almost every participant, and their support for the uprising ’10 -vs- ’20 was identical, including the platforms deployed.

In the background of the Arab Spring, the root control organization was The Muslim Brotherhood.  Considering all of the connective similarities and considering the U.S. advocates for the brotherhood were the same voices advocating for BLM; the BLM movement as an extension of the same overarching ideology becomes clear.

It is not an esoteric intellectual exercise to compare the two movements because we were not only talking about a similar level of protest, but we also saw an identical set of actions in both groups.  Not only were the advocates the same voices, but the behavior also to remove and destroy common cultural connection/heritage was the same.

The Brotherhood is essentially the umbrella organization for a multitude of Islamic factions.  In essence, the Muslim Brotherhood represents political Islam. Similarly, if you look at the structure of Black Lives Matter, they too represent an umbrella-type structure for a network of individual political grievance groups.  Both groups represent a cultural revolution by the results of their activity.

In 2010 the Brotherhood had al-Qaeda and militant factions within ISIS.  In 2020 BLM had the New Black Panthers and militant factions within Antifa.

In 2010 the Brotherhood tore down statues and symbols they identified as culturally oppressive to their political views.  In 2020 BLM tore down statues and symbols they identified as oppressive to their political views.

In 2010 the Brotherhood burned books, destroyed history and removed their cultural opposition by force.  In 2020 BLM promoted burning books, destroying history and cancelling their cultural opposition by force.

In 2010 the Brotherhood used social media to organize their political activity and Big Tech facilitated by setting up local networks for protest.  In 2020 BLM used social media to organize their political media and Big Tech facilitated by deploying all local networks to assist.

In 2010 the Brotherhood attacked the police and framed their Islamist movement as oppressed by law enforcement.  In 2020 BLM attacked the police and framed their movement as oppressed by law enforcement.

In 2010 the Brotherhood destroyed the notions of secularism and viciously attacked any form of Christianity, including burning churches. In 2020 BLM advocated against secularism and viciously attacked Christianity – including the burning of churches, while conspicuously never criticizing any element of Islam.

In 2010 the Brotherhood was very strategic as they hoodwinked moderate Islamic supporters into voting them into power.  Once in power they removed all of the institutional systems, government offices, judges, constitutional balances, local elections, and anything that would impede their ultimate stranglehold on power.  Sharia Law replaced common legislative law.   As a result, the ordinary population was brutalized, property was taken by force; businesses were taken by force and the Islamic regime now controlled every element of their lives.

In 2020 the approach of the BLM movement appeared very strategic as they also hoodwinked a multitude of supporters, voters and even corporations, by defining their victim class and role.  Donations to the BLM group funded Joe Biden.  Much like the 2010 Brotherhood approach, grievances were made personal.   Bonds between families and friends are severed by force and demands to adhere to the movement’s ideology.  Now look at the severity of what policies are being advanced.

In 2010, despite the visibility of the radical elements of Islam, Egyptian candidate Mohammed Morsi ran on a platform for change as a moderate.  He was supported by Obama, Clinton and the social media messaging deployed by the U.S. government.  Once he achieved victory Morsi governed as a hardline leftist.

In 2020, despite the visibility of the radical leftists (BLM, Antifa), U.S. candidate Joe Biden ran on a platform for change as a moderate.  He was supported by Obama, James Clyburn and the social media messaging deployed by the U.S. government.  Once he achieved victory Biden governed as a hardline leftist.

These strategic political similarities are not coincidental.

As you can see from above, the use of social media had both an international and domestic value as considered by those in the Obama sphere who constructed the partnership with government.   Twitter’s curation of the timeline is intended to hide this ‘Bigger Picture.’

Mitch McConnell, “Providing Financial Support for Ukraine is the #1 Priority of The United States and Republicans Right Now”…

Posted originally on the CTH on December 21, 2022 | sundance 

Nope, it’s not the border crisis and millions of people unlawfully flowing into the United States.  Nope, it’s not the collapsing economy or massive inflation that crushing the working class.  Nope, it’s not the skyrocketing cost of fuel, energy, oil and gasoline as the direct result of catastrophic energy policy….

…”Providing assistance for the Ukrainians to defeat the Russians, that’s the #1 priority for the United States right now, according to most Republicans.  That’s sort of how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment.”… 

Those are the direct words of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.  WATCH:


Tell me again how the Republican party is salvageable?

REPORT – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Will Arrive in Washington DC Tomorrow, Wednesday

Posted originally on the CTH on December 20, 2022 | sundance 

Picking up checks from congress along with some supplemental Christmas shopping likely a high priority.  Because, why not.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will be in Washington DC on Wednesday to deliver a speech to a joint session of congress and visit with Joe Biden at the White House.

WASHINGTON DC – President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine intends to make a surprise visit to Washington on Wednesday, the first time the leader has left his war-torn country since Russia invaded 10 months ago.

Zelenskyy’s plans to address a joint session of Congress and at the White House as the Biden administration plans to announce the delivery of a Patriot missile battle system to help Ukraine with its air defenses, according to two people familiar with the plans but not authorized to publicly discuss them because of security concerns.

The trip is not certain to happen, the people cautioned. Zelenskyy was still in Ukraine on Tuesday evening, and there are concerns about his ability to leave his country and then return again.

His visit to Washington would come as Congress is on the verge of passing another $45 billion in assistance to Kyiv in the year-end omnibus bill, which would bring the total to over $100 billion in emergency aid from the United States.

News of Zelenskyy’s planned trip was first reported by Punchbowl News.

The White House pushed Congress to include substantial Ukraine aid in the bill, facing an imminent Republican majority in the House that seems to be less inclined to fund the embattled country. If passed, it would bring the total to over $100 billion in emergency aid from the United States. (read more)

Criminally Prosecuting Trump?

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Dec 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

There was NEVER a question that the Democrats began their January 6th investigation with the intent to charge Trump criminally with an insurrection all to prevent him from running for office again in 2024. They have “recommended” that former President Trump should be prosecuted for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. This was probably the worst possible thing the Democrats could ever have done to the country. They are solidifying their weaponizing of the rule of law for political gain. They have succeeded in reducing the integrity of the United States to nothing better than a banana republic where they routinely imprison political opponents for political objectives.

Now what? The Republicans get to impeach Biden for the real criminal conduct of taking bribes and using the power of the office to threaten Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating the very company his son was hired to put on their board. What about Hunter who is on film with cocaine? If he were Black, he would go to jail for at least 5 years. The Democrats are also now rushing through to reduce the penalty for cocaine. Obviously, they are doing that for Huner. What about all the people in prison for the same thing for decades?

This is all part of the collapse of the United States. Washington is disgusting. It is all about war and they must defeat their opponent regardless if it is good for the country. Perhaps now as we enter 2023, this political corruption is just going to boil to the surface. Even Mitch McConnel, a career politician who hated Trump because he wanted to drain the swamp, joined in to condemn Trump.

People laugh at Donald Trump for questioning the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election, where Joe Biden secured more votes than any other president in American history. How quickly they forget that the entire DNC rejected Trump’s appointment for the duration of his presidency. Remember – “He Ain’t My President!“The Democrats have denied previous elections for every political tier, and some refused to concede. They said Trump incited the January 6 protest by questioning the election results, as if they have never questioned the authenticity of an election.

EVERY election is always rigged! The only question is did it actually affect the outcome? Nobody will dare to actually launch a real investigation into that. When a Grand Jury in 1908 investigated elections in Chicago, they concluded that there was probably NEVER a fair election. It does not matter which side, for they all are in the game.

The real problem is all the claims that there was “no fraud” when that is impossible. There is ALWAYS fraud in EVERY election. They prosecuted people in Florida for filing votes for people who died. That is not the question. The question is did the fraud change the outcome of the election?

These claims that there was no fraud are simply false. They do not wish to admit that there is vote harvesting and the oldest trick is to vote for dead people. That has been the joke in Chicago for decades – more people vote than those who are alive.

The Democrats rushed to get this out before the end of the year because the Republics have retaken the House. The Democrats will use this to attack anyone who Trump endorsed and Republicans in general. This is a lame-duck publicity stunt for it would be fantastic to watch Trump on trial for such a thing. He would get to call all the democrats and Hillary for spying on him and Russia Gate. That would be standard to show that the allegations have been political. It would be the Trial of the Century.

This House panel that’s been investigating the 2021 “insurrection” for the sole purpose of preventing him from running for politics again. He can be a felon and be president. That is not the issue. They must call it an “insurrection” to prevent him from office using that prohibition against any southerner who supported the “insurrection” of civil war from holding office.

The Democrats have totally undermined the integrity of the House. They unanimously agreed to refer Trump for prosecution for multiple offenses including insurrection, which Rep. Jamie Raskin said would disqualify him from holding office, if convicted, which was the whole objective of the investigation. Why was it Unanimous? Because the four Republicans were voted out of the office or decided not to run. All were so anti-Trump that they are a disgrace to the idea of impartiality. They were selected by the Democrats to be on the committee because they were anti-Trump. This was political theater from the outset regardless of if disliked Trump or not. Try standing before a judge you is your next-door neighbor who hates your guts and see if you get a fair trial.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.
Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

Not one of these people will be returning to their office. These four Republicans illustrate why Trump was played for as a fool. There were Republicans who want the Swamp to remain as is – a better term would be a cesspool of corruption on both sides. These people have stabbed their own country in the back and are solidifying civil unrest and the demise of the country all for political greed.

I have heard some same that if Liz Cheney were on fire, they would not piss on her, they would only reserve that for her grave. What I can say is that I believe she is evil and the apple did not fall too far from the tree. Her father created the Iraq War and handed all the contracts to his company Halliburton, and when they wanted to investigate his firm, they resigned from their American domicile and moved to Dubai. And she was the vocal critic of Trump? Why? To protect the Swamp?

It’s the first-ever such referral of an ex-President in the entire history of the United States. Bill Clinton committed perjury and was never prosecuted. Richard Nixon was also to just resign.  However, this is a political stunt for there is no obligation for the Justice Department to prosecute Trump. It would be a real circus if they dared and unleash serious civil unrest.

The Untold Backdrop to Jeffrey Epstein

Armstrong Economics Blog/Conspiracy Re-Posted Dec 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong

Epstein was clearly involved in one of the biggest honey traps probably in history. They have been using girls/women to blackmail powerful people for decades. They tried that even with John F. Kennedy and they successfully got control of Edgar Hoover. You can read Whitney Webb’s One Nation Under Blackmail. This has been going on for a very long time. Goldman Sachs was in a lawsuit for allegedly using prostitutes, fancy meals, and hotels to swindle the Libyan government in a $1.2 billion lawsuit.

The legal shenanigans in NYC are also off the wall. Lawyers routinely hire girls to sleep with the opposing counsel to get info. Now, you might think this is limited to the private sector. NOPE! Inside sources confirmed to me that the Southern District of New York pays for “paralegals” whose main role is to sleep with the prosecutors. In turn, prosecutors have girls sleep with the defense counsel on legal spy missions. I was told directly by a lawyer who was on a major terrorist case.

Using seductive young women is a standard operational procedure in many fields. Israel’s fearsome Secret Service best agents are hot women rather than the James Bond type. This is the standard new breed of super-spy.


I will not mention the name of the country, but I was asked to open an office there and stock it with women so a certain royal head of state could visit the office and pretend it was for economic advice. I declined, even though I would have received more than $10 billion to manage the office.

Anna Chapman was a Russian Spy caught in New York City. She was swapped for American spies in 2010 and made headlines in New York. She was stunningly beautiful as well as stunningly successful. Well if you are going to betray secrets, this is far better than the rubber hose treatment.

Anna showed up in Ukraine to train with the soldiers leading the rebellion. She has become known as Vladimir Putin’s weapon of mass distraction.

When I first was released, I began getting emails to my private account that were coming from Canada. At first, I thought it must have been someone I knew. I was playing along trying to remember who she was. Being a programmer, I decided the trace the origin of the emails for I had a gut feeling that something was not right. They were coming from Russia via Canada.  I was getting photos swearing she loved me and I was clueless as to who she was.

At first, I thought it was a scam. I asked if she needed money. She said no. Then I thought she was just trying to get into the USA. I asked if she needed a letter of invitation to get a visa. She said no – she had one. My assistant Danielle at the time said this girl is really coming. I then said if she had any trouble, to call the head of the Minister of Interior who I knew at the time. That was the last I heard from her.


Remember Elliot Spitzer, Governor of NY. He removed Hank Greenberg from AIG who rejected creating insurance on the mortgage pools at the request of Goldman Sachs. Removing Greenberg made the whole Mortgage-Backed CDO Lending possible and the collapse of the 2007-2009 crisis. Spitzer was fed info I believe to remove Greenberg by Goldman Sachs. It was Goldman who then sold the idea to AIG when Greenberg was removed. 

Spitzer was just a pawn. He thought he was really cleaning up Wall Street. Then when Spitzer turned on Wall Street, guess what? The Patriot Act ordering banks to report anything suspicious turned up checks Spitzer wrote to a hooker. So the Terrorist laws were then used to get rid of Spitzer to save Wall Street Investment Bankers.

Oh, remember the former head of the IMF who also stood in the way of the whole crisis? Dominique Strauss-Kahn became a target when he was the IMF chief and began to comment critically on the role of the world financial system. I was personally invited to Washington where Edmond Safra of Republic National Bank paid for the IMF dinner that rented the entire National Gallery. I was invited to demonstrate to me how the NY Investment bankers had the IMF in their pocket. Strauss-Kahn was conveniently sent a maid to create a sex scandal to shut him up when he saw the corruption in the IMF. They removed him under false accusations and cleared the way for the IMF to become a tool. That is how the whole Long-Term Capital Management crisis developed because they bribed the IMF to keep the loans going to Russia so they could buy their bonds by paying outrageous amounts of money. 

Sex has always been a tool for getting into someone’s corner or organization. After reading Whitney Webb’s books, I was flying back from London with my assistant after finishing a conference there. I stood by the curb in New York waiting for the limo to pick us up. There was a provocative black girl standing there who began to chat me up for I had just landed flying the Concord, which I do miss. I was being polite but I assumed she may have been looking to pick someone up from the plane as you often find traveling around.

When my assistant returned from the bathroom and the limo arrived, we got in and she said to me – “Boy, I can leave you alone for 5 minutes you are talking to a supermodel” I was befuddled. I said I thought she was one of the typical girls looking to pick up a traveler. She said that’s Naomi Campbell. That still did not mean anything to me. She was on the flight. I hadn’t noticed. I said sorry, I do not read fashion magazines. After reading Whitney Webb mentioning her, I began to wonder if there was more to that casual conversation that I was oblivious to.

Tucker Carlson Interviews Michael Shellenberger on Twitter File #7 Release – The FBI’s 2020 Political Operation

Posted originally on December 20, 2022 | sundance | 

During a broadcast this evening, journalist Michael Shellenberger gives a good encapsulation of his review of the Twitter Files {Direct Rumble Link}.

As noted by Shellenberger the FBI running internal domestic political operations against the American public should be the subject of a serious investigation. The problem becomes, when the national law enforcement agency is running corrupt political operations, who is left to investigate the FBI? WATCH:


No, The DOJ Did Not Subpoena Kash Patel’s Email and Phone Data – Get Specific, Andrew Weissmann and the Mueller Special Counsel Did

Posted originally on CTH on December 19, 2022 | sundance 

The timing of stuff and the context of the historic reference points matter when looking at any story involving the DOJ.  Failing to understand the background context leads to mistaken impressions, false assumptions, corrupt hidden actors getting away with prior misconduct and generally flawed analysis.  That is the accurate takeaway from a story that seems to have gained attention amid the professionally republican class of punditry.

Here at CTH we have dropped the pretending, focus on the evidence and call the baby ugly when warranted.

Today’s outrage du jour surrounds Kash Patel sharing documents with John Solomon about a subpoena dated November 20, 2017, targeting investigative staff from the House Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).  [Article Here] Dates matter. Redactions matter.

[Document Source]

Who redacted this document?…  Kash Patel?  John Solomon? or the DOJ?  It matters.

In November of 2017, everything related to the Trump-Russia operation was being handled at the Dept of Justice by lead DOJ Special Counsel official Andrew Weissmann under the auspices of what is commonly called the Mueller probe or ‘Mueller investigation‘.  On November 20, 2017, the main focus of Weissmann was the guilty plea of Michael Flynn which was at its apex and was later signed November 30, 2017.

The public battle on Capitol Hill November 2017, was between HPSCI and Main Justice.  Nunes -vs- Schiff -vs- FBI -vs- Main Justice -vs- White House -vs- Special Counsel.  Each entity competing for the public and political narrative.

In his later (June 2020) Senate testimony, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testified that Weissmann/Mueller were in charge of everything at Main Justice and he was used as a go-between liaison between congress, the White House and the DOJ.  Rosenstein gave Weissmann/Mueller full autonomy, full authority, and never once questioned a request from them.  Put simply, Rosenstein said Mueller and Weissmann called every shot in the DOJ that had anything even remotely associated with Trump-Russia, which was essentially everything at Main Justice for two years.

As a result of that context, any subpoena against Kash Patel or any other member of the HPSCI would have come from the Weissmann/Mueller probe, NOT Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein gave Weissmann/Mueller expanded scope authority twice in 2017 from the original scope memo in May.   The final expanded scope memo authorized the targeting of Michael Flynn Jr happened in October of 2017, and that authority was used to coerce the guilty plea from his father, Michael Flynn Sr, a few weeks later.

Mueller and Weissmann issued hundreds of subpoenas to telecommunications companies [156 pages of search warrants documented here].  As a result, it’s not accurate to say the DOJ was subpoenaing Kash Patel phone records because that lets the guilty party off the hook.  It also downplays the corrupt intent of the Mueller probe.

Any subpoena targeting Kash Patel in/around November of 2017 would be coming from the Andrew Weissmann team.

There was a widely reported clash in 2018 between the HPSCI (Nunes and Patel) and Rod Rosenstein who was in the position of liaison because conniving and duplicitous Andrew Weissmann used DAG Rosenstein as a tool and willing shield.  [Article Here]    Essentially, that June 2018 article involved Rosenstein allegedly threatening to subpoena the records of Nunes and Patel if they kept pushing aggressively on the Mueller probe.   However, the November 2017 subpoena is not that.

Kash Patel is making an ipso facto argument with the recently received evidence of the November 2017 subpoena in hand using flawed hindsight.

Who keeps escaping scrutiny as all these flawed assumptions are being made?  The Mueller Team.

Andrew Weissmann et al were running Main Justice for two years (May 2017 through Feb 2019).  Nothing that happened in the context of the FBI, CIA, DOJ-NSD or Main Justice that had anything to do with Trump-Russia did not come directly as a result of the Mueller/Weissmann probe.

Weissmann had full control, including any subpoena that would have been targeting Kash Patel.

Back to the original question, who did the redacting?