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Assange Tells FNC’s Hannity: It Was NOT the Russians; Lionel: MSM Are #FakeNews Pushing Conspiracy Theories for Me But Not For Thee Losers!

On New Year’s Eve the president elect of the United States Donald J. Trump, with a mischievous gleam in his eye, told the press assembled for the party at his Mar a Lago resort in Florida that Trump had knowledge others did not about the ‘hacks’ of the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta‘s emails, which would become apparent by Tuesday or Wednesday. Trump, who is a master of ‘playing’ his adversaries in the press to their own hair pulling consternation, notably did not say that he would be the source of the new revelations that would threaten the ‘Russians hacked the election’ Narrative lame duck Obama, his CIA and the legacy media have done so much to push in these last few weeks.

With even some reporters in the neocon press face-palming due to The Washington Post‘s quasi-retraction of its #fakenews story run over New Year’s weekend that ‘Russians’ hacked the Vermont power grid, the timing is right for some major league pushback against an increasingly shoddy if not completely bogus, Democrat Party/Social Justice Cold Warrior (SJCW) approved conspiracy theory that OMG PUTIN HACKED THE ELECTION! Remember the Russia Analyst’s rule concerning ‘ex’ spooks like John R. Schindler, who insist Julian Assange is a GRU asset but who never bother to present any evidence of such, despite Assange being the most surveilled non head of state human on the planet in the GCHQ bugged fishbowl that is the Ecuadorian Embassy in London: it’s conspiracy theory for me, but not for thee alt-media peasant, and it’s NEVER a conspiracy theory so long as you insist the Rooskies are involved!

Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s New Year Address 2017

“Dear friends,

“We are excitedly awaiting the sound of the chimes of the Moscow Kremlin, and we feel the march of time and the approaching future more clearly than ever before. We experience this only during these moments, during this wonderful and beloved holiday.”

“Meanwhile, New Year has its own secrets. For instance, each of us may become something of a magician on the night of the New Year.” [JWS emphasis on the word ‘magician’ added]

“To do this, we simply need to treat our parents with love and gratitude, take care of our children and families, respect our colleagues at work, nurture our friendships, defend truth and justice, be merciful and help those who are in need of support. This is the whole secret…”

Langley/Bezos Post Beclowns Itself One More Time in 2016, with ‘Russians’ Hacking a Vermont Electrical Utility #FakeNews

While President elect Donald J. Trump continued to troll the legacy media and his detractors on Friday, the Jeff Bezos Amazon.com billionaire owned-Washington Post aka Pravda on the Potomac aka the CIA’s favorite stenographers of all time published another piece of #FakeNews.

This time, the major ‘scoop’ was embraced by the Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin and the Green Mountain State’s ranking Sen. Patrick Leahy, both Democrats, as further proof of the dastardly Rooskies that have President literally Hitler Drumpf in their hip pocket. The only problem? Just about every aspect of the story turned out to be false, from the notion that the malicious code found on a laptop belonging to Burlington Electric belonged to Russian state sponsored hackers as opposed to off the shelf ‘script kiddie‘ malware, to the laptop itself having ever been connected to the electrical grid.

S novom godom Jeff Bezos and The Washington (Com)Post. Here’s to many more Cold War 2.0 pushing fake news fails in 2017! – JWS

С новым годом from Vlad — Russian President Refuses to Retaliate for Expulsion of 35 Diplomats, Prepares for Improved Relations with PEOTUS Trump, Wishes Americans a Happy New Year

Something amazing just happened to close a ‘frequency shifting’ 2016 on a hopeful note. Perhaps mindful that since Machiavelli’s time if not the birth of Christ human beings have been impressed more by magnanimity and mercy than vengeance, more cheered by hope than fear, and in the spirit of the most beloved Russian holiday which represents families gathering together and new beginnings on January 1st, Vladimir Putin announced his government will not retaliate for the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S.

Instead, Putin released a note looking ahead to cooperation with a President Donald J. Trump, as well as inviting the children of accredited diplomats including Americans to the Kremlin as his guests for a New Year’s concert. Putin’s announcement tossed in the trash the ‘fake news’ C(IA/Clinton)N(ews)N(etwork) reported that the Russian government was going to close the Anglo-American School of Moscow, which serves the diplomatic community’s children representing over 60 countries in the Russian capital. As president elect Trump tweeted, well played Vlad, well played.

Obama White House Announces Expulsion of 35 Russian Diplomats, Closure of ‘Spy Center’ House That’s Been Russians Dacha Outside Washington D.C. Since 1972

The Russia Analyst doesn’t have much to add to this farcical story about the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomatic personnel (whether official cover spies or not) from the U.S., or the expected persona non grata‘ing of 35 Americans from the Russian Federation this weekend. Other than sending our U.S. passport to the Embassy via FedEx, we’ve had no interactions with anyone at 2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in the over a decade we’ve been visiting Russia.

Nonetheless, we do want to say the following: we think President Donald J. Trump’s low key response, agreeing to see any actual classified evidence in a briefing next week while calling on the U.S. to move on from (re-litigating and trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of) the election, is the right one. With barely three weeks left to engage in what others agree with us is a preemptive soft coup against Trump’s promised foreign policy before he takes office, we expect Russian retaliation to be limited to tit for tat expulsions and complaining. Going beyond that, into actively sanctioning Langley employees and naming CIA agents involved in either the overthrow of the legitimate Ukrainian government in February 2014, or more nefarious operations involving those American-made TOW missiles that ‘accidentally’ wound up in ISIS hands may only deepen the chill of Cold War 2.0. Which is precisely what Obama’s handlers apparently wanted from these eleventh hour executive orders…

Battle of Syraq Year End Addendum: Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins Approves of Whiney Essay Blaming Syrian Girl, Alex Jones, and the #AltRight for Regime Change Fail in Syria

If you want a summation of globalist ‘Arab Spring’ promoting, takfiri-supporting Trotskyite #BlamePutin and the AltRight for President Donald J. Trump butthurt Narrative in one long rant, read this whole article from PulseMedia. However, we must say as a disclaimer, it’s ten to fifteen minutes of your life you’ll never get back after the laughter kicks in.

Note to globalists: don’t blame Mimi al-Laham/Miriam Susli or Alex Jones, but yourselves — nobody made you rely on incompetents like Eliot Higgins aka Brown Moses/Mr. Bellingcat or some British guy named Dan Kaszeta nobody had ever heard of before to prove your case for U.S. military action in Syria (or why the sarin gas used at East Ghouta in August 2013 couldn’t possibly have come from poor old Gaddafi’s stash or secret chemical warfare labs in Saudi Arabia). Oh and Eliot, we’re still waiting for the world to see those U.S. satellite photos of the ‘Russian BUK that shot down MH17’ Secretary of State John Kerry and the Dutch Joint Investigate Team (JIT) supposedly saw, before hell freezes over… – JWS

Battle of Syraq, 2016 Year End SITREP (11): After Turkish Army Bloodied by ISIS at al-Bab, Erdogan Accuses Washington of Supporting Islamic State

The year opened with Russia and Turkey as enemies, exchanging economic blows and locked in proxy warfare across Syria in the aftermath of Turkey’s treacherous shoot down of a Russian SU-24 bomber in November 2015. 2016 closes with Turkish president turned despotic strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accusing Washington and its allies of supporting not only the Kurdish militants of the PKK but also the Islamic State terrorists, plus rumors of Russian air strikes in support of Turkey’s troops struggling to make gains against Daesh at al-Bab.

As the Russia Analyst predicted as far back as August 7, 2015, the Obama Administration would eventually try to make Erdogan the fall guy for the spectacular rise of ISIS, only to have the Sultan blame Washington in reply. We also predicted along with the rest of team RogueMoney and some friends of RM such as Dr. Jim Willie and Joseph P. Farrell, that Turkey would pivot East — as the alternative would be winding up ‘on the menu’ with its own territorial integrity in question due to the Kurdish issue. We just did not envision it occurring in this way, with the Russian-Turkish-Iranian troika talking about a nationwide ceasefire across Syria in 2017, and the U.S. State Department and EUnuchs pointedly NOT invited to the peace table…

World Famous Alexandrov Ensemble, Humanitarians, Russian Journalists and Commanders Killed in Tu-154 Black Sea Crash

Early on Christmas Day as the nocturnal Russia Analyst prepared for bed, we read the God-awful news: a Russian military Tupolev 154 airliner had crashed off the Black Sea coast of Sochi, in southern Russia. The #Tu154 had 92 souls on board, 84 passengers and eight crew.

As of Monday, December 26, Russian government sources are seeking to damper speculation that a bomb on board may have brought down the jet. But questions linger as to how a single or even catastrophic engine failure or explosion could’ve brought the aircraft down so quickly, without an apparent distress call. Or how a highly experienced crew which included a pilot who had safely landed after a potentially disastrous Tu-154 somersault on approach a few years ago could’ve committed a fatal error. Coming as it does just days after a Russian ambassador was assassinated in front of an APTN cameraman in Ankara, Turkey, the question of whether this was a dirty deep state enemy action looms in the minds of individuals like my friend, The Saker.

Putin Mocks Democrats, Exchanges Holiday Greetings and Hopes for Successful Negotiations in 2017 with President-elect Trump

It’s that time of year, in which Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin holds a marathon hours-long press conference taking questions from both prominent global media outlets and obscure newspapers in the Urals. During the press conference, Putin took a parting shot at Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who accused him of personally ordering the hacking of the U.S. election through the release of emails from the DNC and John Podesta’s easily phished by some guy in Kiev Gmail account.

In a sign that perhaps Putin’s speechwriters listen to RogueMoney guest and LaRouchePAC board member Harley Schlanger, the Russian President said “losers always look for someone to blame, but they should first of all look at themselves.” Putin sarcastically asked whether Russian hackers could be blamed for the Dems losing seats in the U.S. Senate, and stated that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would be embarrassed by today’s Democratic Party (which incidentally, after Hillary’s humiliating defeat is at its weakest in terms of legislatures and governorships since before FDR took office in 1932). Putin also described the Dems use of ‘administrative resources’ (read: politicizing the CIA to push ‘the Rooskies aided Trump’ talking points from anonymous Clintonistas at Langley) as ‘absolutely shameless’.

Before sitting down for over three hours to answer questions from across Russia’s nine time zones as well as international journalists (one of whom wore a traditional Kurdish head dress), Putin composed an old school holiday telegram to his partner in great power negotiations, President elect Donald J. Trump…

Peace on Earth: Thank Baby Jesus and Mother Russia the Washington/GCC Backed Jihadists Lost Their War on Christmas in Aleppo

Thanks to Russian and Iranian (including Lebanese Shi’a Hezbollah, who have established a Christian auxiliary in recent years!) support for the Syrian Arab Army, for the first time in four years, Aleppo residents both Christian and Muslim can celebrate the birth of Christ without fear of being shelled by jihadist ‘rebel hell cannons’.

It’s my hope and prayer that with the transition coming on January 20, 2017, the previously hijacked and now ridiculous U.S. State Department will finally stand with the persecuted Christians of Syria — not with their so-called ‘moderate’ takfiri tormentors and killers.

What an incredible time to be alive. Thank you RogueMoney readers around the world for all your readership, comments, support and prayers for us. – JWS

Bellingcat Produces ‘Report’ on Russian Artillery/Rocket Strikes on Ukrainian Army in 2014, But Like the MSM Refuses to Investigate Kiev’s Thousands of Hidden KIA

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin allegedly said, “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic”. Had Stalin lived to see the strange proxy war played out in Ukraine between Washington and Moscow since 2014, he’d probably say an addendum, which is that several Russian servicemen’s disavowed combat deaths in the Donbass are big news. Whereas the thousands of ‘missing’ (actually dead) Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer battalion members are irrelevant to advancing the US/NATO Narrative, and therefore remain (hidden) statistics…which the media outlets promoting Bellingcat’s latest ‘report’ on Russian rocket and artillery fire at Ukrainian Army units back in 2014 have refused to properly investigate. But as we enter 2017, the great Ukrainian combat deaths cover up is about to catch up with the mainstream media and the U.S.-propped up regime in Kiev, because the incoming Trump Administration is not going to be inclined to do the likes of Sens. McCain and Graham the favor of sustaining the cover up inherited from the Obama Administration…

Cold Turkey: How War on the Rocks’ Contributors Clint Watts and Andrew Weisburd Lied By Omission About the Incirlik Power Cutoff (But Trust Them, Russia Hacked the Election for Trump)

Back in mid-July after the failed putsch against Turkish president turned dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Team RogueMoney and other alt-media gave extensive coverage to what was going on at the Incirlik Air Base, where many of the alleged coup plotters in Turkey’s military served alongside U.S. counterparts before being arrested for treason. One of the oddities we noticed at the time was how some military oriented media such as Stars and Stripes were forced into covering the cutoff of electricity to the base, a key installation for the hosting of American B61 tactical nuclear bombs in Europe, due to the legitimate concerns of family and friends about the U.S. servicemen sweating in the summer heat without air conditioning at the facility.

However, to read articles published by Clinton Watts or Andrew Weisburd written for War on the Rocks (WoTR) and The Daily Beast, you’d think any doubts expressed on Facebook or Twitter about the security of Incirlik, its large tactical nuclear arsenal and the American servicemen and women there were all fabricated by sophisticated Russian propaganda trolls. In the aftermath of a Turkish policeman’s assassination of a Russian Ambassador raising the question of Islamist if not ISIS infiltration of Turkey’s security forces, and the prospect of the next attack (one that won’t be sickeningly welcomed by a columnist for the NY Daily News) being against a U.S. diplomat or facility like Incirlik, Watts’ and Weisburd’s poo-pooing of last July’s power cutoff merits another look. So too, does the faux Atlanticist, globalist agenda the two men are pushing — which comes perilously close to advocating a fulltime, U.S. government run propaganda machine to attack the alt-media in real time for allegedly repeating Russian government-produced agitprop.

Ukrainian Army’s Failed Offensive Near Debaltseve Leaves At Least 5 UAF KIA, 26 WIA as Donbass Forces Counterattack

The Ukrainian Army has launched a series of probing attacks near the Donbass forces-held town of Debaltseve (also spelled in English, Debaltsevo), a key road junction between the breakaway republics capitals of Donetsk and Lugansk. The Russia Analyst would consider the latest Ukrainian armed forces (UAF) attack more of a reconnaissance by fire than a ‘massive offensive’ that other alt-media are claiming.

Nonetheless, the question of why the UAF decided to launch more attacks on the same day a Russian Ambassador was assassinated in Turkey — to the delight of Kiev’s gutter press and Twitter trolls — is a fair one. Is someone or some group pushing escalation on all fronts against Russia and its proxies from eastern Ukraine all the way to Syria? And if so, what can the dirty deep state dead enders hope to accomplish in terms of mayhem and placing further roadblocks in the way of U.S.-Russia detente before January 20, 2017?

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Murdered on Camera by Turkish ‘Ex’ Cop, Putin Ally Suspects NATO Security Service Connection to Assassination

This is an open thread to discuss the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on Monday December 19 by a reported (ex?) Turkish police officer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, in Ankara.

The Russia Analyst was saddened but not surprised by the news that the infamous Turkish Deep State and its not so hidden backers, humiliated by the defeat of their jihadi proxies in Aleppo, would create a provocation to sabotage the negotiations between the Kremlin and the turd in the hummus bowl, aka Anatolian dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. However, we were expecting an incident similar to the shoot down of the SU-24 bomber by allegedly rogue, Gulenist-inspired elements of the Turkish military last November, not the assassination of a Russian chief of diplomatic mission on camera. The brazenness of the attack and the killer’s rant about Aleppo as well as making the single finger salute of ISIS and other assorted jihadist terrorists in Syria before he was (conveniently) shot dead by police have already fueled speculation in Moscow as to who or what forces are ultimately behind the perp…