Thursday, June 27, 2013

Outing the Outers: As Usual - The Cast of Characters Changes But the Story Remains Exactly the Same (And Whom Would That Please?)

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If I don't publish a day or two, it doesn't seem to matter as the story moves on under its own volition (like butter) needing no real reporters, and I'm almost happy I missed those interim distractions. (Although as a confirmed feminist (old-school - meaning that I applaud men and women equally for their wisdom and courage), I sometimes experience a sharp inhalation of breath when I'm confronted by the anti-woman emotionalism adhered to by many of those in power (while they think they are being subtle).)

Willy Loman (Scott Creighton) has reality firmly in his sights, however. If you can keep up (and there's a ball-of-confusion aspect to much of the stream-of-consciousness factual reporting), join the gathering troops with bated breath* (but no "whispring humblenesse") awaiting the next surprise: Syrian connection (strike). Coming soon.


Call it the new face of fascism. Brought to you by freedom and liberty in a perpetual search for truth (or truthiness - h/t - Stephen Colbert).

You'd think the populace who have to provide the ever-increasing amounts of money and fodder (bodies) for the continuing enjoyment (and enrichment) of the elites would have caught on by now.

Or maybe not . . .  as everybody loves a show.

The True HOOHA – The Brouhaha Over Snowden, the Big Reveal: The “Hero” Breaks from the Left

Posted on by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
A gun toting whack-job ready to storm the White House conflates the president with Snoop Dog and hates on Social Security, ready to put old folks out in the fields…
And oh yeah, he says whistleblowers and the journalists who help them should be shot in the balls for threatening national security.

All this while the fake left press has been jumping to the Cheney side just as fast as they can.

Still think this is a legit whistleblower? Still think this is designed to make Obama look bad so he will attack Syria? Still think this is infighting among the trades?


The remarkably sophomoric story of Edward Snowden continues to expand. Today we find out that contrary to what Glenn Greenwald told us at the start about Edward Snowden leaving no internet footprint, he did in fact leave one back in 2009 and somehow, miraculously, the website, ARS Technica,  remembered him and his username  “TheTrueHOOHA” and has now published a collection of his greatest hits. You will notice that HOOHA does have a definition:

hoo-ha (plural hoo-has)
  1. A fuss, uproar, commotion or stir; hype; brouhaha
    There was a big hoo-ha about it in the papers, and then the world completely forgot the matter.

  2. (slang) vagina

There are a number of contradictions with this story and I will go over some of the propaganda they couldn’t help tossing into the script as they wrote it. The biggest is the fact that HOOHA himself suggests leakers should be shot in 2009…
… but if you take time to remember the original story, Snowden said that he was ready to blow the whistle back in 2008 because of what he had already witnessed at the CIA, but he was “waiting” to see if Obama was going to make all that CHANGE he promised before he spilled the beans (or his guts like the Catch 22 Snowden).

hooha 2

Today’s ridiculous chapter in the Snowden psyop is full of nifty little bits of propaganda which prop-up other projects which is always a tell-tale sign of fabrication. The planners of these events can’t help but use the attention garnered from their new reveal to promote other agendas. They’re obligated to do so, since they only see the world in terms of market share and visibility points.
It should be noted that ARS Technica is owned by Conde Nast Digital, which is part and parcel of Conde Nast Publications. So it’s not some bullshit little website that has come forward with this tidbit of information, but rather a major conglomeration of corporate entities.
Many interesting sub-plot lines happening here, but one of the most obvious is the way this little script is designed to break Snowden from the left, who are the last real supporters he has. They align him with gun rights groups, he cheers for unemployment and his attack on Social Security is a thing to behold.
How many lefty fans of Greenwald are going to “Stand with Snowden” now?

Yesterday we learned that Glenn Greenwald was given a thousand files by the Mr. Snowden character which Glenn talked about sending to his boyfriend during a Skype conversation (didn’t he listen to Snowden?), that Eddie used certain leaks to “ingratiate himself” with the Chinese and that he’s developed the same “intel bomb” and handed it off to various people (foreign perhaps?) in order to blackmail the feds into not arresting him.
That is the exact same bullshit story told by Wikileaks when Assange was going to be arrested, wasn’t it? In that case he was using information given to him by a supposed whistleblower for his own personal gain while the person who risked everything (and sits in jail) wanted him to go public with it. I guess we weren’t supposed to look at it that way while touting Julian as a “hero” as well.
My guess is that this “encrypted file bomb” story is somehow supposed to explain how the most powerful intelligence apparatus in the history of mankind can’t find a whistleblower hanging out “just up the street” from CIA headquarters in Hong Kong while he used his own credit card to secure the very expensive room and made multiple contacts for a month with various news-people talking about his big up-coming groundbreaking leak of Power Point slides.
We learned all of this from new revelations from the principle actor in this sideshow, Glenn Greenwald.
Let’s forget for a moment that Glenn didn’t mention any of this rather important information during his first week with the story and let’s just look at the new reveal. After all, someone went through the trouble of writing all of this crap, let’s see what it says.


< TheTrueHOOHA> You guys can’t say I look gay anymore.
< User1> you look gay
< TheTrueHOOHA> not anymore. I’m living in switzerland. i’m the straightest looking man inthe country
< User2> rolpix
< TheTrueHOOHA> as soon as my camera makes it here. :P
What does this do? First, it supposedly buys the story some credibility with a little off color shot at our hero. We’re supposed to think it’s just authentic chat-room banter. But on another level, didn’t two big stories about homosexuality just break yesterday or the day before? Is this supposed to ingratiate “Snowden” to that community somehow”
Isn’t Pvt. Manning supposedly gay?
On Islamaphobia and the encroaching Sharia Law mythology:

< TheTrueHOOHA> I guess it’s nice that they (Muslims) set up their own community, though
< User7> TheTrueHOOHA: not many people here share your opinion
< TheTrueHOOHA> they just seemed awfully… orthodox
< TheTrueHOOHA> i mean it wasn’t like, “hi, we’re your friendly neighborhood muslim community. welcome to our main street.”
The “Sharia Law is COMING!” meme has been out there for a while. The point here is to use the viability this article is going to garner to maintain the mythology of the “ebil Muslims” even if he doesn’t seem to want to buy into it.
Libertarianism a.k.a. neoliberalism
< User9> haha did you see ron paul at the latest bailout hearings
< User9> he brought up the gold standard
< TheTrueHOOHA> He’s so dreamy.

Obama was “planning to devalue the currency absolutely as fast as theoretically possible,” he wrote. Rising unemployment was a mere “correction,” a “necessary part of capitalism.”
< User12> how then do you deal with 12% unemployment
< TheTrueHOOHA> can’t have it both ways.
Almost everyone was self-employed prior to 1900. Why is 12% employment so terrifying?
< TheTrueHOOHA> that’s nothing.
< User12> we’ll see what happens. im tired of trying to predict how this will all turn out
it’s a huge fucking mess
< TheTrueHOOHA> short selling FTW. :D
Prior to 1900 is a very interesting statement because that is what neoliberalism is designed to take us back to, the Gilded Age. Also notice that when he makes light of the high unemployment numbers, he doesn’t use the real unadjusted unemployment, he uses the public figures. His acceptance of this trend isn’t supposed to win him any fans either. But he doesn’t condemn the system itself and that is very important to note.
War on the old people and Social Security and the New Deal

< TheTrueHOOHA> save money? cut this social security bullshit
< User11> hahahayes
< User18> Yeah! Fuck old people!
< User11> social security is bullshit
< User11> let’s just toss old people out in the street
< User18> Old people could move in with [User11].
< User11> NOOO
< User11> they smell funny
< TheTrueHOOHA> Somehow, our society managed to make it hundreds of years without social security just fine < TheTrueHOOHA> you fucking retards < TheTrueHOOHA> Magically the world changed after the new deal, and old people became made of glass < TheTrueHOOHA> yeah, that makes sense
< User11> wow
< User11> you are just so fucking stupid
< TheTrueHOOHA> yeah, [User11]. and you’re quite a gem
< User19> TheTrueHOOHA: and magically, life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years.funny how that works.
< TheTrueHOOHA> [User19], you don’t think modern medicine has something to do with that? no? it’s social security? wow. I guess I missed that.
< User11> wait a second, life expectancy has shot up in recent times along with the dissolution of the communal family unit in exchange for the nuclear family
< User11> gee i guess we might need to create a safety net for the sudden glut of helpless elderly????
< TheTrueHOOHA> they wouldn’t be fucking helpless if you weren’t sending them fucking checks to sit on their ass and lay in hospitals all day
< User11> you are so goddamned stupd*pid
< TheTrueHOOHA> my grandmother is eighty fucking three this year, and you know what? she still supports herself working as a goddamned hairdresser
< User11> [other user] no after all these years, i can tell when TTH is just being stupid (it’s always)
< TheTrueHOOHA> she doesn’t approve of social security, either
< User11> TheTrueHOOHA: wow i love how your one data point is all the evidence we need
< User11> i for one am convinced
< TheTrueHOOHA> maybe when you grow up and actually pay taxes, you’ll understand, [User11].
Notice that all of the other commenters are “USER **” and not a single name can be traced back to any real user on that service. No one can come out and say “I don’t remember that conversation”.

“TheTrueHOOHA” is the only named forum member and thus the only one who can verify it actually happened.

I don’t need to get much into that exchange. It speaks for itself. Only remember that part of this psyop is to ready the people for what is to come and part of those people are liberals who up until now have been very supportive of their new hero. This will certainly make more than a few of them lose interest in him.

Hating on Iran, Loving on Israel, Validating Wikileaks and Shooting Leakers in the Balls

< TheTrueHOOHA> HOLY SHIT New York Times
< TheTrueHOOHA> Are they TRYING to start a war? Jesus christ they’re like wikileaks
< User19> they’re just reporting, dude.
< TheTrueHOOHA> They’re reporting classified shit
< User19> shrugs
< TheTrueHOOHA> about an unpopular country surrounded by enemies already engaged in a war
and about our interactions with said country regarding planning sovereignity violations of another country
you don’t put that shit in the NEWSPAPER
< User19> meh
< TheTrueHOOHA> moreover, who the fuck are the anonymous sources telling them this?
< TheTrueHOOHA> those people should be shot in the balls.
< TheTrueHOOHA> But the tense exchanges also prompted the White House to step up intelligence-sharing with Israel and brief Israeli officials on new American efforts to subtly sabotage Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, a major covert program that Mr. Bush is about to hand off to President-elect Barack Obama.
< User19> meh
< TheTrueHOOHA> I wonder how many hundreds of millions of dollars they just completely blew.
< User19> you’re over reacting. its fine.
< TheTrueHOOHA> It’s not an overreaction. They have a HISTORY of this shit
< User19> with flowersand cake.
< User20> [User21]‘s mushrooms are :o
< TheTrueHOOHA> these are the same people who blew the whole “we could listen to osama’s cell phone” thing the same people who screwed us on wiretapping over and over and over again Thank god they’re going out of business.
< User19> the NYT?
< TheTrueHOOHA> Hopefully they’ll finally go bankrupt this year.

The chat resumed a few minutes later:
< User19> meh.
< User19> I enjoy the news.
< User19> Its nice they report on stuff.
< TheTrueHOOHA> I enjoy it when it’s ethical reporting.
< TheTrueHOOHA> political corruption, sure
< TheTrueHOOHA> scandal, yes
< User19> is it unethical to report on the government’s intrigue?
< User19> meh.
< User19> national security.
< TheTrueHOOHA> that shit is classified for a reason
< TheTrueHOOHA> it’s not because “oh we hope our citizens don’t find out”
< TheTrueHOOHA> it’s because “this shit won’t work if iran knows what we’re doing.”
Jan 10 20:59:56 * User19 shrugs
< TheTrueHOOHA> None would speak on the record because of the great secrecy surrounding the intelligence developed on Iran.
< TheTrueHOOHA> direct. quote.
Jan 10 21:01:25 * [User11] gives voice to TheTrueHOOHA

< TheTrueHOOHA> “Those covert operations, and the question of whether Israel will settle for something less than a conventional attack on Iran, pose immediate and wrenching decisions for Mr. Obama.”
< TheTrueHOOHA> Oh you’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Now the NYTimes is going to determine our foreign policy?
< TheTrueHOOHA> And Obama?

< TheTrueHOOHA> Obama just appointed a fucking POLITICIAN to run the CIA!
< User11> yes unlike every other director of CIA ever
< User11> oh wait, no
< TheTrueHOOHA> I am so angry right now. This is completely unbelievable.
< User21> I’m appointing ur mom to run my penis
< User21> plus she can be secretary of my balls
< User11> i get the feeling that you’re angry because you don’t actually understand what’s going on…
< TheTrueHOOHA> Actually, the whole “politician runs the CIA” thing is a new development

< User11> uhhh
< TheTrueHOOHA> Normally they were military or lawyers.
< User11> have you ever heard of a man named george herbert walker bush?
< User11> he ran the cia.

< TheTrueHOOHA> Dumbass.
There are so many different things going on here it’s hard to keep track. First of all, bankers have traditionally been in charge of running the CIA. Look it up.

Second thing is, the notion that leaking this information costs taxpayers billions of dollars in wasted programs, which might explain why the ONLY thing we know of PRISM comes from Edward Snowden (remember William Binney, a real whistleblower, saying that the CIA created an entire program just so their director could talk about it before Congress, rather than exposing a real one.

Obviously the big thing here is the fact that Snowden himself suggests that whistleblowing harms our national security and that we shouldn’t allow the New York Times to define our foreign policy. This is just what the doctor ordered in terms of that all important “discussion” Barack Obama has been calling for since day one.

It also ties nicely in with Obama’s Insider Threat program that came out in the weeks leading up to the Snowden psyop.

There has been a clear effort in the liberal press to demonize Snowden and Greenwald alike. Greenwald himself seems to be playing right into their little game with his recent revelations.

A while ago I wrote that I could no longer accept the notion that Glenn was simply being played and today that conclusion seems more and more obvious.

The brouhaha is taking off. His ridiculous flight to Russia, his disappearance on the flight to Cuba, and now his neoliberal rants condemning himself and marking him for certain conviction (damn well knew he was violating national security) puts the final touches on this horribly sophomoric psyop. Even the lefties have to abandon him at this point and start to wonder if David Gregory wasn’t right all along.

How neat it all is. How packaged. Perfect timing of the perfect message. The war on whistleblowers and journalists just stepped up a few notches with CISPA and the PCLOB waiting in the wings for their grand entrance.


Until they take the internet down (so to speak), we'll continue to have golden moments like this one.


In 2009, Ed Snowden said leakers “should be shot.” Then he became one

In Internet chat, Snowden opined on travel, short-selling—and national security.

by Joe Mullin - June 26 2013

Ed Snowden was 23 years old when he moved to Geneva in 2007. Soon after arriving, he was looking for a taste of home.

It wasn't that he was unhappy. Snowden's life was becoming the adventure he'd been looking for. Moving to Switzerland hadn't been his first choice — his dream picks were in Asia and Australia — but it certainly wasn't bad. Hired by the CIA and granted a diplomatic cover, he was a regular old IT guy whose life was elevated by a hint of international intrigue.

Snowden would soon move into a four-bedroom apartment covered by the agency. He'd blow off parking tickets, citing diplomatic immunity. He'd travel the continent. He befriended an Estonian rock star ("the funniest part is he's a SUPER NERD"), raced motorcycles in Italy, took in the Muslim call to prayer from his Sarajevo hotel room, and formed opinions about the food and the women in Bosnia, in Romania, in Spain.

But as his first spring dawned in Switzerland, it must have felt cold, foreign, and expensive. Two days after his arrival in Switzerland, Snowden logged onto #arsificial, a channel on Ars Technica's public Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server. He'd been frequenting this space for a few months, chatting with whomever happened to be hanging out.

Read on MacDuff.

* Merchant of Venice

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