Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ASSANGE & SHAMIR - DISINFORMATION AGENTS?

Assange and Shamir

One of the people working for Wikileaks is the 'disinformation agent' Israel Shamir.

Shamir appears to be anti-Israel, yet he says "I can't accept the Mossad and/or the Jews as the perpetrators of the 9/11."

The excellent blogger P2P drew our attention to the article 'Assange's Extremist Employees' in Reason Magazine, 14 December 2010.

We learn from this:

Israel Shamir is a Russian-born, Swedish-domiciled, multi-aliased Jew, who works for Wikileaks.

Shamir 'selects and distributes' the Wikileaks cables to Russian news organizations.

The Swedish media has identified Shamir's son, 'a disgraced journalist' named Johannes Wahlström, 'himself accused of falsifying quotes', as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden.

Wahlström 'has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group'.

According to Swedish Radio's investigation, Wahlström is the gatekeeper of the cables in Scandinavia.

Wahlström told Swedish public radio that his "father is what I would call the Swedish equivalent to Salman Rushdie."

Shamir

Israel Shamir, supposedly the "Israeli-Jewish" enemy of Zionism, would appear to be a disinformation agent?

Shamir asserts that Wikileaks is not the work of neocons or Zionists.

In an article on Wikileaks, he refers to "the lunatic fringe" getting "excited about another Zionist plot." (Assange in the Entrails of Empire)

Shamir does not believe that the Pentagon, CIA or Mossad had anything to do with the planning of 9 11.

Shamir wrote (Eng42):

"I can't accept the Mossad and/or the Jews as the perpetrators of the 9/11."

"As for 9/11 whodunit, I feel that the 911 Truth Movement ... trivializes the event."

"The kamikaze could be practically anybody: American Nationalists, American Communists, American Fundamentalist Christians, American Anarchists, anybody who rejects the twin gods of the dollar and the M-16, who hates the stock market and interventions overseas, who dreams of America for Americans, who does not want to support the drive for world domination..."

Blackwatch (Vaughn Smith, Julian Assange, George Soros and Claims That Julian Assange is Helping The Neocons ) left us this comment:

The man that Assange may be staying with over Xmas - Vaughn Lockhart Smith - has quite an illustrious right-wing history (even more so than Jemima Goldsmith).

His family go back to Count James Lockhart, whose daughter Maria married John Smith of Ellingham Hall.

Ellingham is where Assange will be staying.

James was also in the Grenadier Guards.

His father and grandfather also have reputable military histories - as befits anybody entering Mi6. (see Lt.Col. Henry Lockhart Smith - in Landed Gentry)

Interesting to see Litvineko and Boris Berezovsky as past members of Vaughn's Frontline Club.

Not a bad way of controlling conflict coverage, is it?

James Lockhart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Is he with or just watching Julian?

I think Vaughn's brother Alistair was a director with Risk Group, JLT until recently.

- Blackwatch

Anonymous refers to an article by Vaughn Lockhart Smith explaing how he got into 'citizen-journalism'.

He left the army 20 years ago as a Captain and within three months was rentering conflict zones as an 'independent journalist'.

Here's an excerpt: "My main motivation in going there was out of concern at how the British public seem to be failing to take ownership of the war in Afghanistan.

"They never supported the invasion of Iraq, and British politicians had never really admitted to getting anything wrong in that campaign.

"So the British people seemed to consequently lose a sense of responsibility for the British military engagement in Afghanistan too. "

The Frontline Club is clearly an interface/clearing system between the military and the press - allowing the military to embed sympathetic journalists into conflict zones - and manage represenation.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080709022835/

http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2008/02/WIRE/EN/index.htm

Anonymous points out that the Frontline Club gets funding from, and many of its events are sponsored by, the Soros Open Society Foundation.

John Owen who is the founding chairman of the Frontline Club is on the board of the Open Society Foundation.

MUCH MORE HERE: Vaughn Smith, Julian Assange, George Soros and Claims That Julian Assange is Helping The Neocons

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Vaughn's brother Alistair was a director with Risk Group, JLT until recently. Alistair retained the double-barrelled Lockhart-Smith moniker whilst Vaugh seems to have ditched his. I'm assuming it's because his aristocratic heritage is at odds with 'liberal banner' he likes to operate under. No less chivalrous in theory, I suppose. Pen is mightier than the sword and all that (although i'd much rather have a sword in a really tight spot if I was being honest).

Seems Vaughn is not the first Lockhart to take his personal battles to the Middle East. His forebear, Sir Simon Lockhart fought alongside Robert the Bruce in the Holy Land - and was awarded something called the 'Lee Penny' for caturing a Saracen Emir.

The Lee penny was passed onto James Lockhart and down the family line.

Simon Lockhart was also responsible for carrying the Bruce's heart back to the Holy Land during the subsequent crusades.

a tale as old as time.

blackwatch

cynicalHighlander said...

Hope you don't mind but I thought this might be of interest.
Australian Constitution is invalid - Ex-Solicitor Wayne Leonard: Vinny Eastwood Show 15/10/10 1/3

John Friend said...

I thought it was extremely suspicious, first learning Assange had US Embassy ties, and then finding out he would be staying with a "friend" in a "lavish country mansion" as part of his bail deal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/world/europe/15assange.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=assange&st=cse

From the article:

Judge Riddle was swayed Tuesday, he told the court, when a friend of Mr. Assange offered to allow him to stay at a lavish country mansion in Suffolk, an hour away from London. Mr. Assange, according to conditions the judge laid out, must spend every night at the mansion, Ellingham Hall, a 10-bedroom home on a 650-acre estate owned by Vaughan Smith, the wealthy founder of a journalists’ club in London.

Geoffrey Robertson, one of Britain’s most prominent lawyers, who is assisting Mr. Assange’s defense team, described it in court as less house arrest, more “mansion arrest.” But Mr. Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, will also be electronically tagged to track his movements and must agree to curfews — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Additionally, he will be stripped of his passport and will be required to present himself to the police every evening.

Anonymous said...

Maybe readers could ask about the right-wing bias of the leaks and his dropping of Lockhart from his surname by emailing him themselves at the Frontline Club,

vaughan.smith@frontlineclub.com

Anonymous said...

BTW: I think this is a pretty revealing article by Vaugh Lockhart Smith explaing how he got into 'citizen-journalism' or working as a 'video-blogger' or 'web-logger' as he calls it.

Left the army 20 years ago as a Captain and within three months was rentering conflict zones as an 'independent journalist'.

"An uninterested public makes little commitment to such conflicts and I have seen the misinformed behave unpredictably when surprised by uncomfortable truths"

Here's an excerpt:

"My main motivation in going there was out of concern at how the British public seem to be failing to take ownership of the war in Afghanistan.

They never supported the invasion of Iraq, and British politicians had never really admitted to getting anything wrong in that campaign. So the British people seemed to consequently lose a sense of responsibility for the British military engagement in Afghanistan too. "

*****

The Frontline Club is clearly an interface/clearing system between the military and the press - allowing the military to embed sympathetic journalists into conflict zones - and manage represenation. Vaughn seems fairly unambiguous about all this - but then, the best place to hide tends to be out in the open.

It's astonishing that someone as transparent about their own lack of transparency should leap to the defence of whistleblowers like Assange.

So we either have to conclude that Assange is just another key figure in managing the representation of so-called threats or that there are people out there determined to control Assange and Wikileaks.

http://web.archive.org/web/20080709022835/http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2008/02/WIRE/EN/index.htm

Anonymous said...

When you think about it, the invitation to the US Embassy in Iceland and his support by someone as crudely - yet glamourously - 'establishment' as Vaughn Smith seems a little bit too obvious. If you wanted to discredit someone of this ilk, rather than hoy missiles at him (which would only strengthen the resolve of his supporters), the smarter option might be to embrace him and let a cynical press arrive at the conclusion that Assange is part of a pro-military conspiracy.

Just a thought. It would certainly be one way of getting his own people to turn against him eventually. Planting seeds of distrust. It's risky - but it could work if played and timed correctly.

Simultaneously, they would of course have to make it look like they were out to get him - which might explain the hype over the sexual misconduct allegations.

Blackwatch

Anon said...

Vaughn Smith is certainly a key figure, and certainly on the side of the Establishment. Many thanks for all the info.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

The Frontline Club gets funding from and many of its events are sponsored by the Soros Open Society Foundation.

John Owen who is the founding chairman of the Frontline Club is on the board of the Open Society Foundation.

Google my friends...

Michael Hoffman said...

In order to discredit this writer’s book, “Judaism Discovered,” Israel Shamir wrote many lies about it in “Culture Wars,” a Catholic magazine. I have an 18 page manuscript which documents Shamir’s malicious libel, “An Ambush Disguised as a Book Review.”

Anyone who wants a pdf. file copy can e-mail me with the header, “Send Ambush Disguised as a Book Review.”

hoffman@revisionisthistory.org

Anonymous said...

I was just dropping in to talk about George Soros - but I see someone has beat me to it!

I've compiled a little of this into a full post on my own blog:

http://www.thesargeants.net/dblog/articolo.asp?articolo=380

Smith and Soros might be explored from the perspective of their Kosovo interests, dealings and respective backgrouds. Worth looking at the likes of Pauline Neville Jones again too in this respect.

Soros has leant his support to several russian exiles over recent years - including Frontline Club member/speaker boris berezovsky - and he's also withdrawn his support of an uncooperative Obama adminstration too.

When you examine the leaks in their entirety there's more an anti-communist/pro-capitalist, anti-Obama slant to all this than a pro-Israel, pro-Zionist one specifically. I think the motives are almost purely financial - as usual.

Anonymous said...

Think this may be worthy of further exploration:

Prime Minister John Major was Prime Minister at the time the British Bank was broken on Black Wednesday. Major went on to become Head of Carlyle Europe. Ironically, Soros - who became a household name as 'The man who broke the Bank of England' in the aftermath of Black Wednesday - is one of the major investors in the Carlyle Group - often jokingly referred to as the 'ex-president's club' (former Republican leader, George W. Bush is also a member). Major came on board in 2001, Soros in 1995. John Major and Chancellor Norman Lamont were accused of repeated delays in taking the fiscal and monetary steps that were needed to avoid the crisis. This is now accepted to have accelerated the crash. At the time, the Bank of England was not independent and interest rates were set by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Lamont subsequently blamed Major for the fiasco.

Blackwatch

Anon said...

Dear Blackwatch,

I've added a link to your most valuable post.

Many thanks.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Blackwatch

frank scott said...

this just in: flying saucer from outer space reveals assange, shamir, hitler, mary magdalene, mata hari and brittany spears part of secret cabal that brought down the towers on 911,caused london bridge to all fall down, and lowered janet jackson's bra at the super bowl...quick, send this to every 911 truther, glen beck and michelle obama...

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Project Humanbeingsfirst.org said...

Hello, this explains much to me. Thanks for discovering the references that Israel Shamir actually works for Wikileaks!

I was initially very surprised when Israel Shamir, with whom I had corresponded a few times over the years, mentioned my name in one of his articles along with others, and wrote:

"Theirs are familiar and respected names of the free web: F. William Engdahl, Gordon Duff, Zahir Ebrahim.”

"They are not to be accused of collaboration with Pentagon and the CIA.”

And then he went on to strangely label me a "denier":

'A second denier, young Pakistani intellectual cum American Ivy League graduate Zahir Ebrahim, writes: “The core-lies retained in the Wikileaks' disclosure is to once again reaffirm that there is a real nemesis called “Osama Bin Laden”, that the “war on terror” is real, that it is being inflicted upon the West from the Pakistan-Iran nexus, in order to re-substantiate the handoff of former President George W. Bush's clairvoyance to the Obama Administration that “If another September 11 style attack is being planned, it probably is being plotted in Pakistan, and not Afghanistan”!

Zahir makes the same mistake. The files are the reports of what US officials believe or claim to believe. I’d ask Zahir: if you were to get hold of all reports sent from and to Afghanistan, would you censor them to remove ideas and names that are not to your liking? Remember, these are not files from God Almighty, this is the kind of stuff that spooks and soldiers write, and it naturally reflects their view of the world. So it is not “core-lies”, but “core-truth”: US officials express under the stamp of “top secret” the very same views they openly espouse.'


I couldn't believe this load of crap - he first published it in the article titled "Wikileaks: The Real Stuff" (subsequently also published under other titles I believe), and then forwarded it to me and others mentioned for comment without disclosing that he actually worked for Wikileaks (!!) groups.yahoo.com/group/shamireaders/message/1878


While I had him pegged as a disinfo artist immediately, I couldn't really grasp his motivation.

Why would a stellar dissent-chief coasting on his reputation with a loyal following of sychopants (like all other dissent-chiefs) be so stupid as to believe any of that Wikileaks business when it was all so transparent, and he was supposedly a very learned person with command of this and that, and all that? But Chomsky and Ellsberg believed it too - and I already knew them to be controlled dissent. So, since a man is known by the mantras he echoes, was Israel Shamir too one of them? How did that transpire - for it wasn't at all obvious from what little I knew of his background. I had infact met him at Stanford University many years ago when he came there to give a talk, and I had come away rather impressed by the metanoia of this fellow, even mentioning his metanoia in one of my essays.

The fog is lifted here, just by looking at the photograph above!

Thank you again,

best,

Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
January 19, 2011

Project Humanbeingsfirst.org said...

[retrying]
Hello, this explains much to me. Thanks for discovering the references that Israel Shamir actually works for Wikileaks!

I was initially very surprised when Israel Shamir, with whom I had corresponded a few times over the years, mentioned my name in one of his articles along with others, and wrote:

"Theirs are familiar and respected names of the free web: F. William Engdahl, Gordon Duff, Zahir Ebrahim.”

"They are not to be accused of collaboration with Pentagon and the CIA.”

And then he went on to strangely label me a "denier":

'A second denier, young Pakistani intellectual cum American Ivy League graduate Zahir Ebrahim, writes: “The core-lies retained in the Wikileaks' disclosure is to once again reaffirm that there is a real nemesis called “Osama Bin Laden”, that the “war on terror” is real, that it is being inflicted upon the West from the Pakistan-Iran nexus, in order to re-substantiate the handoff of former President George W. Bush's clairvoyance to the Obama Administration that “If another September 11 style attack is being planned, it probably is being plotted in Pakistan, and not Afghanistan”!

Zahir makes the same mistake. The files are the reports of what US officials believe or claim to believe. I’d ask Zahir: if you were to get hold of all reports sent from and to Afghanistan, would you censor them to remove ideas and names that are not to your liking? Remember, these are not files from God Almighty, this is the kind of stuff that spooks and soldiers write, and it naturally reflects their view of the world. So it is not “core-lies”, but “core-truth”: US officials express under the stamp of “top secret” the very same views they openly espouse.'


I couldn't believe this load of crap - he first published it in the article titled "Wikileaks: The Real Stuff" (subsequently also published under other titles I believe), and then forwarded it to me and others mentioned for comment without disclosing that he actually worked for Wikileaks (!!) groups.yahoo.com/group/shamireaders/message/1878


While I had him pegged as a disinfo artist immediately, I couldn't really grasp his motivation.

Why would a stellar dissent-chief coasting on his reputation with a loyal following of sychopants (like all other dissent-chiefs) be so stupid as to believe any of that Wikileaks business when it was all so transparent, and he was supposedly a very learned person with command of this and that, and all that? But Chomsky and Ellsberg believed it too - and I already knew them to be controlled dissent. So, since a man is known by the mantras he echoes, was Israel Shamir too one of them? How did that transpire - for it wasn't at all obvious from what little I knew of his background. I had infact met him at Stanford University many years ago when he came there to give a talk, and I had come away rather impressed by the metanoia of this fellow, even mentioning his metanoia in one of my essays.

The fog is lifted here, just by looking at the photograph above!

Thank you again,

best,

Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
January 19, 2011

Anon said...

Dear Zahir,

Many thanks.

- Aangirfan

Anonymous said...

Soros also generously funds "Code Pink" and Sarah Palin's top advisor Randy Scheunemann so party brand is no obstacle. Illuminati own all sides, so as to always win.

There are those who espouse Wiki truth as covert operators. Sadly there are also those who just seem not to get that they are a PSYOPS like Colleen Rowley who believes that because the cables are genuine-(which no one can ever prove to begin with) it means the force and intention behind them are benign. Naive. And strange. Even Zbig has stated publically they are the work of an intelligence agency operation.

Anonymous said...

"Their main modus operandi appears to be to oppose power while still echoing its core message!’"--Zahir

Brilliant and very perceptive. Few elucidate these subtle distinctions and that is precisely where the truth can be found.

Ed. Dickau said...

The Photograph is a poor photoshop fake...

 
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