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New York Times and CIA push ridiculous Putin ‘missing spy’ story (Video)

The CIA and The New York times have teamed up to produce a gem of fake news.

The NYT is reporting that Kremlin sources working for the CIA have suddenly ‘gone quiet’ out of fear that they will face the same ‘Novichok’ fate as Sergei Skripal. The lack of ‘intelligence’ from the deeply embedded CIA sources within the Kremlin have left US intelligence is ‘in the dark’ about Russian intentions towards the November midterm elections.

According to The New York Times, US intelligence agencies got a “detailed assessment” of Russian meddling in the US 2016 presidential election, thanks “in large part to informants close to President Vladimir V. Putin and in the Kremlin who provided crucial details.”

Today, however, “the vital Kremlin informants have largely gone silent,” leaving the CIA and other US spy agencies “in the dark” about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions.

The CIA Kremlin spies tell the NY Times that Russia could be trying to “tilt” the US midterms, “simply to sow chaos,” or “generally undermine trust in the democratic process.”

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the ridiculous fake news propaganda reported by the New York Times in service to the CIA, so as to keep the Russia election meddling narrative in the spotlight up until the US midterm elections.

The CIA has no sources within an earshot of Vladimir Putin. If they did then we would not have a two year Russiagate fake news saga with endless intelligence leaks, as this would have outed and comprised any deeply embedded spies the CIA claims to have sitting next to the Russian president, capable of knowing when the order will be given for the troll farms in St. Petersburg to tweet more Black Lives Matter memes aimed at elevating Trump and disrupting America’s democracy.

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Not for a moment do the authors, or their anonymous sources from inside the US spy community, contemplate the possibility that Russia might not be doing anything at all. That, however, would upset the apple cart of “Russian meddling” carefully built from smoke and mirrors since mid-2016, and that just wouldn’t do.

So the noble Times reporters embark on speculation: The sources have not been compromised or killed, they say, but are probably laying low due to a variety of reasons, all serving the US intelligence community’s narratives, of course.

One theory is that the “informants” have been intimidated by the March “poisoning” of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, UK – for which the British authorities never provided any evidence, and the US famously declared it needs none beyond its ally’s word.

Another explanation is also related to the Skripal affair: The mass expulsion of Russian diplomats, termed “spies” by the US and UK authorities, backfired when Russia expelled an equal number of US diplomatic personnel in retaliation – gutting the CIA’s capabilities in Moscow.

“The Russians kicked out a whole bunch of our people,” said John Sipher, a former CIA officer who once ran the agency’s Russia program. “Our station in Moscow is probably really small now and they are under incredible surveillance.”

The third theory tries to blame President Donald Trump’s supporters on the House Intelligence Committee, who revealed that the FBI used an informant against his presidential campaign advisors, and unmasked him as academic Stefan Halper. This, the authors say, may have had “a chilling effect on intelligence collection.”

At no point in the article do the authors or their named and unnamed sources even consider the possibility the whole “Russian meddling” story may have been a mirage conjured by then-CIA chief John Brennan, now a cable TV pundit offering a daily stream of invective against Trump. Brennan became a heroic martyr of the #Resistance recently, when Trump revoked his security clearance.

Barnes and Rosenberg actually give Brennan much credit for “Russiagate,” saying that his congressional testimony “backed up the accounts of the information provided by the current and former officials.” Which information? Which officials? They won’t tell, we just have to take their word for it.

Trouble is, the #Resistance is just as happy to take Putin’s wordwhen they think it favors their argument – that Trump is somehow an illegitimate president who is taking his orders from the Kremlin. That and the existence of Russia’s nefarious plans to meddle in US elections are treated as articles of faith by most mainstream US media; including the Times, clearly.

It is easy to get oneself tangled up when making complicated excuses. Thus Barnes and Rosenberg seemingly don’t notice that saying Russian informants “could still meet their CIA handlers outside Russia, further from Moscow’s counterintelligence apparatus” actually invalidates the whole “Skripal poisoning” line of argument. After all, Salisbury is a long way away from Moscow – but just next door to a British experimental chemical facility at Porton Down.

Halper doesn’t quite work either: He isn’t a Russian source, or even an intelligence asset, but an FBI agent-provocateur. Furthermore, his identity was not revealed by the House, but by US media outlets.

Occam’s razor would rule in favor of Sipher’s explanation about the expulsion gutting CIA capabilities. That is, provided there were ever any “Russian informants” with close Kremlin ties to begin with, and not made-up sources or self-serving rumor-mongers happy to tell the CIA whatever Brennan wanted to hear for a fistful of dollars, now laughing all the way to the bank.

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AM Hants

Interesting, when you look at the timing, plus, what Bruce Ohr had to say in his testimonial, together with Cohen’s lawyer back tracking on the Trump Tower meeting. Is that why so many are in a scramble to change the narrative?

Stop Bush and Clinton
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Stop Bush and Clinton

If it were true, surely the CIA agents knew that job comes with the risk of being caught and punished?
It’s likely fake news, but even if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be Russian wrongdoing.

311hwr
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311hwr

does anyone believe anything the jew york times says?

voza0db
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Just another news show to entertain the plebe! But then again can’t expect anything different from CIA&CNN…

Hamletquest
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Hamletquest

Yep, wake up and smell the bullshit. It never fails to amaze me the stupidity of the WMSM narrative about Russia. Of course if you want to maintain a spook-net of informants in Russia or elsewhere the last thing you want to do is launch into a tit for tat diplomatic expulsion programme. Duh…Are these people real? [Rhetorical question] It makes you think the whole thing is run for the money. Well it is, all the lies spread to the media and spun to the public has become a huge gravy train. That’s exactly why Brennan was so furious about… Read more »

sonnyboy1
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sonnyboy1

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”– William Colby,
former director of the CIA (1973-1976).

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American
public believes is false.– William Casey, CIA Director (former). The 2nd quote has been debunked on several websites, but the woman who heard him say it, stands by the quote.

regolo gellini
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regolo gellini

I am not a religious man, quite the opposite since I am an atheist and yet I am beginning to start believing in some bible tales and one in particular, the one relating to the fact that god, before killing you, makes you lose your mind !
By all evidence this is happening to the CIA and the other 16 agencies that cost billions to the tax payers. Not to speak of CNN and the rest of the msm that has long ago lost their effing minds !

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john vieira

Said it when the ex incumbent announced it, as a ploy to deflect from the Wikileaks, which by the way HAVE NOT been disproved and the Seth Rich affair, that the Russian ‘hacking’ was a pile of “bovine excreta”. The fact that the “mainstream” bought into this vindicates my assessment that they have recruited malleable retards with the ability to read teleprompters with a straight face and ‘moue’ appropriately as required and scan materiel supplied by their ‘handlers’ to newsprint since at least Kosovo. Interesting that the Islamic Doctrine of Deception, ‘taqiyya’ has been adopted by the CIA (Brennan IS… Read more »

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