Fake News - Wie das umstrittene US-Portal "Breitbart" Fakten aufbauscht und einen Silvester-Mob marodieren lässt https://t.co/Q02t5A5Vg3
— Die Nachrichten (@DLFNachrichten) January 4, 2017
— Peter Bandermann (@RN_Bandermann) December 31, 2016
Was Breitbart Set Up to Run a #FakeNews 'Hate' Story?
First, as a member of the 4th estate, the Russia Analyst must admit Breitbart screwed up -- and based on some of our sources, we can't say they were not warned that this could happen. Breitbart ran a story -- no longer visible on their Breitbart London or main pages but still searchable in the archives by typing in 'Germany' in the search box -- about Syrian migrants rowdily celebrating in the streets of Dortmund during the Christmas/Sylvester holiday. According to the original source of the story, the Syrians were happy about the ceasefire in their country. There seems to have been some legitimate confusion about whether fireworks set off by the migrants may have scorched a church roof in Dortmund (which is definitely not the oldest in Germany, that being in the 2,000 plus year old ancient Romans-founded town of Trier), or just charred some scaffolding around it with firefighters quickly putting out the sparks.
Here we go: Breitbart promoting fake news in Germany. Is this Trump White House policy? https://t.co/as9I3LlnBt
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) January 7, 2017
Where the story gets more troubling is the claim -- backed up by German journalist Peter Bandermann's footage -- that some of the migrants were shouting, 'Allahu akbar', which has been a battle cry for many of the Syrian jihadists in the war-torn country. After the Russian and Iranian-backed government turned the tide against the jihadists 'moderate' and otherwise, many of them shaved their beards off and fled to Germany through Turkey to claim generous taxpayer benefits as 'refugees'. Some of the Syrians in Dortmund were waving the flags of the so-called 'Free Syrian Army', the umbrella banner of allegedly moderate, CIA/NATO sponsored groups fighting Bashir al-Assad's government (as Breitbart correctly stated) alongside Al-Qaeda. The aloha snackbaring and rumors about damage to the church roof from fireworks were enough for Breitbart to irresponsibly run their sensational clickbait headline.
— Simon Ostrovsky (@SimonOstrovsky) January 8, 2017
Unfortunately, without its own reporter or stringers on the ground to verify what actually happened that night with eyewitnesses, Breitbart appears to have stepped on a rake. But that doesn't mean, judging by the furious denunciations of Breitbart across the German and Atlanticist media spectrum, that somebody didn't put the rake in their path. Meaning: Breitbart needs to get more savvy about the strong possibility that various Muslim migrant 'outrage stories' will be created with the intent of them being picked up by Breitbart, only to turn out to be debunked. The goal? Obfuscate in the media actual crimes committed by migrants, such as the mass gropedowns of New Year's Eve 2015-16 across Germany, and make accounts of true outrages less believable using the boy who cried wolf effect.
Never forget the words of The Rabbi: There are no coincidences. https://t.co/UDF6guhozd
— (((aweisburd))) (@webradius) January 7, 2017
Sadly, the Russia Analyst knows for a fact Breitbart's senior management were warned that Merkel's government would resort to such tactics to discredit them, and appear to have been caught off guard anyway. Perhaps having learned their lesson Breitbart's senior editors responsible for their expansion into France and Germany will remember the old joke about a Klan meeting nowadays being just a bunch of paid idiot FBI informants in sheets. Breitbart's team should not only bolster their opsec through encryption (and there are plenty of specialists in Berlin who could get them started), but also familiarize themselves with the 'hate speech' laws provocateurs will try to get them to violate as a pretext for censorship. They should also read up on the history of Germany's domestic security service the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) paying neo-Nazis to infltrate groups it doesn't like in order to discredit them, as well as paying 'anti-fas' who routinely riot causing thousands of euros in property damage around peaceful PEGIDA marches.
Here's an excerpt from a message sent to Vietnamese American writer Linh Dinh for the Unz Review, from an anonymous friend in Frankfurt about the GLADIO games the country's security services have played in the past and suspicions about the Polizei's incompetence related to recent terror attacks:
— Rybak (@Rybak66) January 5, 2017
The Russia Analyst has already seen these tactics used in the Ukraine conflict, where false accounts about a boy being crucified in the city of Slavyansk by Ukrainian troops were used by Washington and Kiev to dismiss real, credible reports of kidnapping and torture of suspected separatists and deliberate shelling of civilian infrastructure committed by Ukrainian government forces. In the aftermath of the MH17 shoot down, Russian TV channel Rossiya/First Channel foolishly picked up a too good to be true satellite picture of a Ukrainian SU-27 downing the Malaysian airliner. While RT wisely avoided taking the bait, the damage was done to Rossiya's reputation and further served the CIA's goal of discrediting any air to air shoot down theories regarding the plane.
Stasi Tactics to Defend Inoffiziel Mitarbeiter Angela M In the Name of Atlanticism!
What's clear is that despite or because of its former CEO Steve Bannon having moved on to the Trump White House, Breitbart indelibly linked in the minds of Merkel and her aides to the new U.S. Administration. But even before Merkel and her aides smarted at Trump's criticism of her open borders policy as disastrous for Germany while reassuring themselves The Donald couldn't actually win, Berlin was actively working with Facebook to censor posts critical of the Merkel-welcomed migrant immivasion, and the crime wave among idle young men it has ushered in:
U.SA., Czech Republic, and Germany: Ministries of Truth to Fight 'Russian Created' #FakeNews Are Sprouting Up All Over After Trump's Historic Victory Over the Establishment
Conclusion: #Trump has delusions of grandeur that America's opponents will exploit. But GER will not suffer his foolishness lightly. /END
— Jasmin Mujanović (@JasminMuj) January 7, 2017
You and What Army of McCainiac/Mrs. John McCain Lindsey Graham Backed EUro-Trolls Are Gonna Stump the Trump Mr. Mujanovic? Good Luck With That
MISSION: DECEPTION—amazing, eerily topical 1992 book on Stasi active measures in the West, by two former operators, one from "Department X" pic.twitter.com/7uGl8NtZeI
— Thomas Rid (@RidT) January 4, 2017
Ironically, this week an early 1990s memoir written by a Stasi official who bragged about his intelligence service's ability to 'play' elements of the West German press received a great deal of re-tweets, amidst the CIA/Demopublican-manufactured hysteria over 'Putin hacking the U.S. elections for Trump'. The notion that much of the media hysteria over Putin putting his finger on the scale for Trump when no evidence of any actual vote machine hacking or tampering in Trump's favor exists could be driven by a CIA Operation Mockingbird 2.0 network (much of it 'progressive' as during the first OpMockingbird which recruited leftist journalists and cultural figures to work for Langley in the 1950s and 60s) is beyond this crowd. Many of these same tweeters have insisted that Angela Merkel is the target of the vastly influential Kremlin troll army now, and that perhaps a large number of the tweets slamming Merkel after the Berlin Christmas market truck atrocity committed by a migrant were by Russians posing as Westerners (not that they have proof of that).
— DeplorableDameBee♥ (@BeeAHoney_) January 7, 2017
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) January 6, 2017
Reality is far more complex. Russian propaganda is capable of picking up and magnifying themes that already existed domestically in various countries, but if the grievances didn't already exist they could not be exploited. Contrary to the Establishment's wishes the Russians are not ten feet tall, they do not have mind control waves, and they cannot create the discontent sweeping Germany, the rest of Europe and the deplorable parts of the USA from whole cloth. Even if we accept the absurdly thin and DNC/Crowdstrike-dependent 'evidence' for Russian hacking this year, Putin could not make millions of working class Americans who cast their votes for Barack Obama or who didn't vote at all turnout for Donald Trump. Similarly, Putin did not put a gun to Angela Merkel's head and force her to accept over a million migrants from Turkey, Afghanistan and North Africa, the majority of them young Muslim men without families, in a colossally reckless act.
Nothing could empower Russian narratives about Germany being an American colony run by the U.S. military/Deep State since 1945 (not the President of the United States or his aides) more than American-taxpayer funded media such as RFE/RL smearing all challengers to Merkel's insane open borders policy as Nazis and SVR/GRU run 'Putinversteher' (as we're reporting in an upcoming piece, the Trump White House is looking into RFE/RL and VOA's massive bias against The Donald during and after the election). The insistence that Merkel should not have to pay any political price for what she has done is what we see across the Atlanticist/legacy media spectrum, from the supposedly highbrow New Yorker and The Atlantic to the hipsters of Buzzfeed news and the Atlantic Council-sponsored fake (Security Service of Ukraine and Syria jihadi generated) OSINT autistes of Bellingcat (aka #Bellingcrap).
— Rogue Money (@theroguemoney) September 5, 2016
How a Trump Administration is Likely to Fight Back Against Stasi-Style Censorship of Nationalist Voices Opposed to Merkel's Open Borders Policies
As this Twitter feed by a Balkans academic threatens, Berlin has 'sticks' it can use against the Trumpening of Europe. Exactly what those would be, and how Berlin would avoid the blowback from wavering states like Greece, Hungary or Italy, and allegations that the EU had stripped off its nice internationalist mask to become the 4th Reich many British euroskeptics always insisted it was, is not something Jasmin Mujanovic has contemplated. Nor apparently has it occurred to him that a Trump Administration, while maintaining a proper distance between Mr. Bannon and his former employees at Breitbart.de, could nonetheless threaten to revoke Deutsche Welle's press credentials at the the White House, in the event Mutti's Office of the Defense of the Constitution Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) shuts Breitbart.de down for alleged 'hate speech' against Muslims.
At any rate, as Der Spiegel has admitted this past week, Merkel's people are still barely coming to grips with the fact that Trump, not Hillary or McCain, is shaping the executive branch's foreign policy and the people of Arizona did not appoint their Senator the American proconsul for Europe and the Middle East. Der Spiegel like the rest of the press presents Merkel as the voice of reason and liberal values, but many around Trump no doubt including Steve Bannon see her for what she is: a preening failure, propped up by a dying legacy media as some type of stateswoman who betrayed the people of Germany.
Few will be shocked to hear that the Kremlin trolls on my timeline are not what one might call "American history buffs." Sorry, Teddy. pic.twitter.com/flBnIhMuio
— Jasmin Mujanović (@JasminMuj) January 8, 2017
Is it the Globalists' Turn to Experience the Rollback the Communists Faced in 1989?
— Mis Standen (@Dwalingen) January 3, 2017
Hubris and bitter resentment over their powerlessness to stop at least some detente with Russia is driving many Atlanticists to an increasingly fanatical posture towards any threat to Merkel's reelection to a 4th term. But they are not only fighting the so-called American deplorables, but crazily smearing millions of Germans who resent Merkel's illegal and unconstitutional opening of the floodgates to young Muslim male migrants as Kremlin dupes, if not Nazis. When Atlanticism strips its mask off to reveal the fangs of globalism, however, the so-called 'liberal order' is shown for what it really is and falls apart -- just as the Soviet bloc failed economically long after it became ideologically bankrupt. In the so-called 'West' the opposite is happening, and the Establishment's economic failure/implosion of the former middle class is driving a great red-pill awakening.
In 1989, when Angela Merkel was rapidly bolstering her dissident credentials after working for the Stasi to spy on her fellow Lutheran activists, East Germans taunted Communist border guards with shouts of 'Gorby!'. In 2017-18, will the nationalists of PEGIDA taunt BfV paid informants playing the skinhead part in their midst, as well as Merkel's officials, with shouts of, 'We are the people (Wir sind das volk)', 'Merkel Stasi Traitor!' and 'Trump!'?
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 8, 2017